The Singing Bone A Dr Thorndyke Mystery

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 147337961X
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The Singing Bone A Dr Thorndyke Mystery from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1912 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Singing Bone' is one of Freeman's novels of crime and mystery. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke – a medico-legal forensic investigator – was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

The Singing Bone

Author: Beth Hahn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1942872569
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The Singing Bone from the Author: Beth Hahn. 1979: 17-year-old Alice Pearson can't wait to graduate and escape her small town. When she and her friends meet the enigmatic Jack Wyck, they are enticed by his quasi-mystical philosophy and the promise of a constant party. Once in his thrall, their heady, freewheeling idyll takes an increasingly sinister turn and they face a night of horriffic murders. 20 years later, Alice has created a quiet life for herself. But Wyck has never forgiven Alice for testifying against him, and as he plots to regain his freedom, she is forced to confront the suppressed memories.

The Singing Bone

Author: Beth Hahn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1942872577
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The Singing Bone from the Author: Beth Hahn. A convicted killer’s imminent parole forces a woman to confront the nightmarish past she’s spent twenty years escaping. I found you. That’s what Mr. Wyck told her: I found you. 1979: Seventeen-year-old Alice Pearson can’t wait to graduate from high school so she can escape the small town in upstate New York where she grew up. In the meantime, she and her friends avoid their dysfunctional families while getting high in the woods. There they meet the enigmatic Jack Wyck, who lives in the rambling old farmhouse across the reservoir. Enticed by his quasi-mystical philosophy and the promise of a constant party, Alice and her friends join Mr. Wyck’s small group of devoted followers. But their heady, freewheeling idyll takes an increasingly sinister turn, as Alice finds herself crossing moral and emotional boundaries that erode her hold on reality. When Mr. Wyck’s grand scheme goes wrong, culminating in a night of horrific violence, Alice is barely able to find her way back to sanity. Twenty years later, Alice Wood has created a quiet life for herself as a professor of folklore, but an acclaimed filmmaker threatens to expose her past with a documentary about Jack Wyck’s crimes and the cult-like following he continues to attract from his prison cell. Wyck has never forgiven Alice for testifying against him, and as he plots to overturn his conviction and regain his freedom, she is forced to confront the truth about what happened to her in the farmhouse—and her complicity in the evil around her. The Singing Bone is a spellbinding examination of guilt, innocence, and the fallibility of memory, a richly imagined novel that heralds the arrival of a remarkable new voice in literary suspense.

The Greenwood Library Of American Folktales

Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337741
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The Greenwood Library Of American Folktales from the Author: Thomas A. Green. Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.

The Greenwood Library Of American Folktales Four Volumes

Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313080852
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The Greenwood Library Of American Folktales Four Volumes from the Author: Thomas A. Green. Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.

365 Fairy Tales

Author: Om Books Editorial Team
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 8187107553
Size: 44.38 MB
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365 Fairy Tales from the Author: Om Books Editorial Team. A classic collection of 365 fairy tales about princesses and fairies, castles and knights, talking animals and mischievous elves – enter a wondrous land of magic and fantasy. A delightful new story every day for the whole year!

The Philosophy Of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Philip Tallon
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813136717
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The Philosophy Of Sherlock Holmes from the Author: Philip Tallon. Arguably the most famous and recognized detective in history, Sherlock Holmes is considered by many to be the first pop icon of the modern age. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective has stood as a unique figure for more than a century with his reliance on logical rigor, his analytic precision, and his disregard of social mores. A true classic, the Sherlock Holmes character continues to entertain twenty-first-century audiences on the page, stage, and screen. In The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes, a team of leading scholars use the beloved character as a window into the quandaries of existence, from questions of reality to the search for knowledge. The essays explore the sleuth's role in revealing some of the world's most fundamental philosophical issues, discussing subjects such as the nature of deception, the lessons enemies can teach us, Holmes's own potential for criminality, and the detective's unique but effective style of inductive reasoning. Emphasizing the philosophical debates raised by generations of devoted fans, this intriguing volume will be of interest to philosophers and Holmes enthusiasts alike.

The First R Austin Freeman Megapack

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479401897
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The First R Austin Freeman Megapack from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. "The First R. Austin Freeman Megapack" collects 27 mystery tales featuring the forensic sleuth Dr. Thorndyke (and others). Included in this volume are: THE RED THUMB MARK (1907) THE MAN WITH THE NAILED SHOES (1909) THE STRANGER'S LATCHKEY (1909) THE ANTHROPOLOGIST AT LARGE (1909) THE BLUE SEQUIN (1909) THE MOABITE CIPHER (1909) THE MANDARIN'S PEARL (1909) THE ALUMINIUM DAGGER (1909) A MESSAGE FROM THE DEEP SEA (1909) THE EYE OF OSIRIS (1911) THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN (1912) THE CASE OF OSCAR BRODSKI (1912) A CASE OF PREMEDITATION (1912) THE ECHO OF A MUTINY (1912) A WASTREL'S ROMANCE (1912) THE OLD LAG (1912) THE UTTERMOST FARTHING (1914) A SILENT WITNESS (1914) THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY (1918) THE BRONZE PARROT (1918) POWDER BLUE AND HAWTHORN (1918) THE ATTORNEY'S CONSCIENCE (1918) THE LUCK OF BARNABAS MUDGE (1918) THE MISSING MORTGAGEE (1918) PERCIVAL BLAND'S PROXY (1918) THE CASE OF THE WHITE FOOTPRINTS (1920) HELEN VARDON'S CONFESSION (1922) If you enjoy this volume, please search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in the series, collecting great tales of adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories, and much more. (Sort by publication date to see the most recent additions.)

The Amazing Bone

Author: William Steig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466808438
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The Amazing Bone from the Author: William Steig. It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone! But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling. William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone. The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.