The Essential Mystery Lists

Author: Roger M Sobin
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615952039
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The Essential Mystery Lists from the Author: Roger M Sobin. For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

Sherlock Holmes

Author: Jennifer Kasius
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762453265
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Sherlock Holmes from the Author: Jennifer Kasius. With countless clubs, films, and books celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary Sherlock Holmes, the popularity of literary history's favorite sleuth has never dimmed. Can you solve the case of the “Red-Headed League”? How about the “Empty House”? Sherlock Holmes can! All of the essential Holmes mysteries are efficiently organized in this tiny tome, which can either be enjoyed in small bites or devoured in one sitting. Featuring synopses, character profiles, and illustrations, this miniature edition brings to life the suspense and mystery of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Roads Pub
ISBN: 9781909399051
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles from the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Penguin English Library Edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound " The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body: this classic horror story pits detective against dog, rationalism against the supernatural, good against evil. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound of the Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Hit List

Author: Sarah Cortez
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN:
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Hit List from the Author: Sarah Cortez. In Lucha Corpis story, "Hollow Point at the Synapses," her unique narrator, a bullet, describes the instant before killing a young Peruvian woman: "I feel the pull of the hammer. The pressure mounts. I am now in place. The moment is upon me. Swiftly and efficiently, I will do what I must, what I was created for. In an instant, I am off, traveling at a speed reserved only for death." This groundbreaking anthology of short fiction by Latino mystery writers, Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery , features an intriguing and unpredictable cast of sleuths, murderers and crime victims. Reflecting the authors and societys preoccupation with identity, self, and territory, the stories run the gamut of the mystery genre, from traditional to noir, from the private investigator to the police procedural, and even a "chick lit" mystery. "The Right Profile" features a Miami private investigator who goes undercover to prove a deadbeat father can pay child support, and she delights in testifying against him in court. In "The Skull of Pancho Villa," someone has stolen the family heirloom and its up to Gus Corral to get it back. And in "A New York Chicano," a successful bachelor from El Paso a graduate of NYU working for Merrill Lynch in Manhattan gets his revenge against a xenophobic newscaster. Hit List collects for the first time short fiction by many of the Latino authors who have been pioneers in the mystery genre, using it to showcase their unique cultures, neighborhoods and realities. Contributors include award-winning writers such as Carolina GarcĂ­a-Aguilera, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Rolando Hinojosa, Manuel Ramos and Sergio Troncoso, as well as emerging writers who deserve more recognition.

The Ascension Mysteries

Author: David Wilcock
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 0285643630
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The Ascension Mysteries from the Author: David Wilcock. Now, David Wilcock reveals that the earth is on the front lines of a battle that has been raging between positive and negative extraterrestrials for 500,000 years and he looks ahead to what this battle means. Follow his enthralling journey through the history of the universe and explore the great Cosmic Battle surrounding the Ascension of mankind. Through his contact with a positive higher intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon, groundbreaking scientific information, and testimony about alien encounters and stargate travel from high-ranking government whistle-blowers David Wilcock is able to answer the central question of our time: What does this battle mean for each of us personally? By unifying ancient texts from a variety of religions with scientific data and insider testimony, David Wilcock presents his stunning revelation—the Earth is on the verge of a cosmic event that will transform matter, energy, consciousness, and biological life as we now know it and will finally defeat the great villains of our time.

Books To Die For

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696582
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Books To Die For from the Author: John Connolly. The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

They Died In Vain

Author: Jim Huang
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780962580475
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They Died In Vain from the Author: Jim Huang. Mystery experts introduce you to personal favorites: obscure classics, up-and-coming new writers, great books that unaccountably disappeared and lesser-known titles by bestselling authors. ...This book takes you beyond the bestsellers, beyond the familiar, with essays recommending over 100 mystery novels.

A Reader S Guide To The Suspense Novel

Author: Mary J. Jarvis
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN:
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A Reader S Guide To The Suspense Novel from the Author: Mary J. Jarvis. Reader s Guides to Mystery Novels Series Editor: Susan Oleksiew An essential reference tool for mystery fans, the Reader s Guide to Mystery Novels Series will cover all the most popular subgenres in the field. Each volume offers: complete annotations on hundreds of novels indexes of characters and creators period, location, and setting of the story lists of classics in the genre This essential sourcebook to the suspense novel offers mystery fans synopses of 750 novels written by 150 authors including Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, and Carol Higgins Clark. In addition to the information on series characters and creators, period, and location of story, this work contains a section on the significant events that set the suspense in motion.

The Mystery Readers Advisory

Author: John Charles
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908112
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The Mystery Readers Advisory from the Author: John Charles. In this handy reference, you'll find an introduction to the world of mystery, a step-by-step guide on how to interview readers in order to match their tastes with stories, programming ideas, marketing strategies, and collection development tips on the sticky issues of weeding, paperbacks, and obtaining out-of-print titles. The second half of the book presents two winning booklists organized by themes (e.g., Classic, Ecclesiastical, Cozy) and subgenres (e.g., Private Investigator, Legal Thrillers, True Crime). And a where-to-go guide for more specifics includes reference information, review literature, specialty publishers, and Websites. Packed with information, this user-friendly book will help you to: -- Develop your understanding of the mystery world -- its awards, popular publications, hot authors, and more-- Build an enticing mystery collection-- Make insightful mystery recommendations to curious readers-- Organize discussion groups and author programs-- Market the library and its mystery,centerIf you'd like to create a dynamic mystery center in your library but don't know where to start, solve the puzzle using the clues in The Mystery Readers' Advisory.

Man Overboard

Author: Burl Barer
Publisher: Wildblue Press
ISBN: 9780990557364
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Man Overboard from the Author: Burl Barer. Book Synopsis: A mind boggling blend of fraud, deception, trickery, lies and fine-prime-rib, MAN OVERBOARD was nominated BEST TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR by the World Mystery Convention, and universally praised as the most laugh-filled book in the genre's history. 1982: Oregon businessman Phil Champagne died in a tragic boating accident off Lopez Island, Washington. He was survived by one ex-wife, four adult children, an octogenarian mother, and two despondent brothers. Phil didn't know he was dead until he read it in the newspaper. All things considered, it took it rather well. 1992: Washington State restaurateur, Harold Stegeman, famous for his thick juicy steaks, is arrested by the United States Secret Service for printing counterfeit hundred dollar bills in a tiny Idaho shed. In addition to the bogus bills, Stegeman has a fraudulently obtained United States passport, a fabricated Cayman Islands driver's license, and Phil Champagne's fingerprints. "Phil Champagne is the last of the great gentleman crooks. I really liked the guy."- Special Agent Lyle Workman, US Secret Service (ret.) "Crisp as a freshly printed C-note. Exceptionally clever and vastly entertaining!"-Lee Goldberg, author, screenwriter and television producer. "Barer does it again! A deft and dazzling display of solid research and rapier wit-a must for all true crime aficionados."-Gary C. King, author of To Die For. "True crime at its best. ... Barer has undeniable talent, pizzaz and imagination!"-Jack Olsen, bestselling author and award-winning journalist.