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Sherlock Holmes in Cat and Mouse

By Lyn McConchie
  • ISBN Code: : 1479419427
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 72
  • Category : Fiction
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When Miss Emily Jackson’s friend Janet Highvin is accused of poisoning her husband, Miss Emily immediately consults her friends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Only Holmes and Watson—with help from Miss Emily’s brown Burmese cat Mandalay—can uncover the truth and save an innocent woman from the hangman!

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56 Sherlock Holmes Stories in 56 Days

By Charlotte Walters
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780922752
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 386
  • Pdf File: 56-sherlock-holmes-stories-in-56-days.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To celebrate the release of her novel Barefoot on Baker Street, Charlotte Anne Walters undertook the task of reading and reviewing one of the original Sherlock Holmes short stories every day until she had completed all 56. The reviews were posted daily on her blog and attracted viewers from all over the world. The reviews are full of humour and Holmesian insight, ending in a score out of ten for each story. This book contains all 56 blogs plus additional material including reviews of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four Holmes novels. Although it was a pleasure for a life-long Holmes admirer to re-visit the stories, trying to do this on top of holding down a busy full-time job and family commitments was a big challenge - resulting in some stressful but comical moments detailed in the blogs. Even Mr Walters couldn't resist throwing in a few comments of his own. Charlotte is donating all her royalties from this publication to the Undershaw Preservation Trust, a charity striving to protect and restore the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - saveundershaw.com.

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

By Josef Steiff
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 0812697367
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: sherlock-holmes-and-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This entertaining collection of essays shows that Sherlock Holmes sees things others don’t. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world – and human behavior – in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn on the TV or browse the local bookshop and you’ll find idiosyncratic super sleuths using forensics and reasoning to solve a whole host of crimes and misdeeds. And yet no one rivals our dear, dear Holmes. Why does Sherlock reign, even more than a century later, as king? Can this mystery be solved? Unable to reach either Holmes or Watson (or Doyle for that matter, though we’ve tried every medium we can think of), we’ve been forced to gather our own team of investigators to practice their powers of observation and perception, to apply their own reasoning and methodologies to the task at hand. The results, I fear, have led us to a number of cases that must be solved first. Is Holmes simply eccentric or a sociopath? Is he human or something from the holodeck? Is he as dangerous on the page as he is in person? Wait – does he even exist? For that matter, do you? (I fear several investigators have been forced to take a much needed holiday after wrestling with that one.) What is the source of his faculty of observation and facility for deduction? Systematic training as Watson surmises? Genetic? Or is he just really lucky? And is this whole logic thing compatible with emotions? Are Holmes and Watson good friends or soul mates? Just what is the nature of friendship? Do they complete each other or just get on each other’s nerves? And why all the secrecy? Disguises? Deceptions? The plot thickens. What is the essence of consciousness? Is the observable world subject to our intentions? Why does Holmes debunk mysticism when Doyle so readily embraces it? Why is Holmes our favorite drug user? Our notebooks are filled with clues and, dare I say, answers. Is there more than one way to define the concept, justice? Is hope necessary in the world? Is boredom? Play? Can any thing really be understood? Objectively? And just what is the last unresolved mystery involving Sherlock Holmes? The game that's afoot isn't just the thing being pursued but the fun to be had as well.

The Undiscovered Archives of Sherlock Holmes

By John Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 178705957X
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 858
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Book Short Summary:

Although the illustrious career of Sherlock Holmes has been documented in innumerable stories over the decades, some accounts have remained classified due to their extremely sensitive nature … until now. Cases involving major historical figures and topics –Winston Churchill’s request to investigate the emerging Nazi Party, the emergency surgery on the British monarch, the apparent suicide of a leading suffragist and the strange death of an American president – have been locked away, sometimes with explicit instructions that they be kept from public view well into the future. Now, these cases are available to readers in the collection The Undiscovered Archives of Sherlock Holmes. Each of these seven stories is linked to a major historical figure or event. The actual nature of the case had often been misunderstood for a century and more because of the need to respect the privacy of those involved and, in some cases, to avoid potentially embarrassing disclosures and diplomatic controversies. The author of these “history mysteries” is John Lawrence, a University of California-trained history Ph.D. who spent nearly 40 years as a top staff person in the U.S. House of Representatives, the last 8 as chief of staff to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The author uses his professional training to blend historical fact with Holmesian embellishments that produce unique stories any devotee of The Canon will enjoy. These are all traditional-style pastiches published in various anthologies from 2015 – 2020, including the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories.

Sherlock Holmes End Justifies?

By Tom Cavenagh
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781450221191
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 121
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Book Short Summary:

Sherlock Holmes is confronted by the greatest fear of law enforcement, the perfect crime. He alone realizes that murder has been committed in a small lakeside village in rural Wales. But even as he begins to amass evidence, he realizes that it is not presentable in court. Local law enforcement officials do not even believe that a crime has been perpetrated. Holmes' deductive powers and creative strategizing are put to their sternest test. The denouement will shock the reader.

When the Song of the Angels is Stilled

By A S Croyle
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780927347
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 731
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Book Short Summary:

It is Spring, 1874, and twenty-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson. Having just attended the final rowing contest of Eights Week, Victor and Poppy are also walking with her bull terrier. When the dog decides he doesn’t like the looks of Sherlock, he sinks his teeth into Sherlock's ankle. This dog bite incident becomes a life-changing event for all of them. Through his new friendship with Victor Trevor and encouraged by Victor's father to use his genius for detective work, Sherlock discovers his uncanny abilities and a constellation of unfamiliar emotions as he and Poppy are thrust not only into a dangerous investigation into England's notorious baby-farming industry but into the perilous realm of young romance. Be an eyewitness to the emergence of how Sherlock became the man and the legend we know today….

Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood

By Ron Backer
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786457007
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 415
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Book Short Summary:

Many of the 20th century’s most celebrated fictional sleuths appeared in Hollywood movie mystery series of the forties. This volume focuses on 19 series (146 films): The Saint, The Lone Wolf, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Michael Shayne, Ellery Queen, Boston Blackie, The Falcon, Mr. District Attorney, Wally Benton, Crime Doctor, The Whistler, Inner Sanctum, Dick Tracy, Philip Marlowe, Jack Packard and Doc Long, Steve Wilson and Lorelei Kilbourne and John J. Malone. For each series, there is an overview of the source material, the individual films, and the performers who acted in them. An overall review of each film is included, with a critique of the film’s quality and the cohesiveness of its plot. For movies based on written works, a comparison between the film and its literary original is offered.

Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Legacy

By David Ruffle
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780921012
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 251
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Book Short Summary:

The year is 1898. Doctor Watson is once more in Lyme Regis to visit the lady in his life, Mrs Beatrice Heidler. A gruesome death with echoes of one of Sherlock Holmes previous cases brings Holmes himself down to Dorset. In the company of an old friend, they encounter an old enemy with vengeance on his mind. A tale of revenge, violent deaths and plum puddings.

Sherlock Holmes on the Stage

By Amnon Kabatchnik
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 1461707226
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 710
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Book Short Summary:

One of the world's most well known fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887. The detective was featured in four novels and 56 short stories written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Within a decade of his creation Sherlock Holmes made his theatrical debut, first in a couple of obscure productions and soon in the celebrated play adapted by and starring William Gillette. Through the 20th century and beyond, the fictional detective featured in dozens of plays, not to mention radio programs, films, and television shows. In Sherlock Holmes on Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik cites the many theatrical appearances of the great detective since his debut in a one-act musical satire in November 1893. Divided into three sections, this book focuses on plays written or cowritten by Conan Doyle, one-act productions, and plays written by other authors—either adaptations of the novels and stories or original works. Within these sections, each entry is arranged in chronological order and provides a plot synopsis, production details, and other unique features. Some entries identify principal actors and provide biographical sketches of the playwrights, as well as those actors who made a lasting impression as the fictional sleuth. The book also includes several appendixes that focus on special productions, plays that feature variations of the Holmes character, and a list of acting editions.

Sherlock Holmes Is Like: Sixty Comparisons for an Incomparable Character

By Christopher Redmond
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479449237
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 479
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Book Short Summary:

What do Superman, Gertrude Stein, the Beatles, Lord Shiva, the Wizard of Oz, and Hermione Granger have in common? They share essential characteristics with iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, explored in Sherlock Holmes is Like: Sixty Comparisons for an Incomparable Character. In his introduction, editor Christopher Redmond says “The essays in this collection are not an analysis of what Sherlock Holmes is like (brilliant, unsociable, hawk-nosed) but rather case studies of whom he can be said to be like. Their sixty suggestions range across centuries and continents, and include figures from belief and legend as well as from contemporary fiction and film. Some are household names, while others will be unknown to nearly all readers. In each case, while the author has been encouraged to provide an introduction to the character in question, the ultimate purpose of the comparison is to shed light on some aspect of the character of Sherlock Holmes, whose complexities are far from exhausted more than 130 years after he was introduced to a curious readership.”

Sherlock Holmes and The Body Snatchers

By Dean P. Turnbloom
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780925409
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 924
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Book Short Summary:

With Baron Barlucci escaping London on his way to New York with Abigail Drake, Dr. Watson is certain they’ve seen the last of the Whitechapel Vampire; Sherlock Holmes isn’t so sure. They soon learn the Animus Lacuna, barque of the now infamous Barlucci, was reported lost at sea and a longboat carrying the body of Abigail Drake was recovered by Newfoundland fishermen. But when Inspector Andrews of Scotland Yard arrives to retrieve her remains, the body suddenly disappears and Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate. “Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers” takes up the story of the Whitechapel Vampire in New York, where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet, work with, and sometimes work against, New York detectives Mylo Strumm and Michael Murray. Holmes and Watson are on a quest to find the missing body of Miss Abigail Drake, while Strumm and Murray are investigating a string of unusual murders that bear a striking resemblance to the ‘Ripper’ murders in London. Fast-paced and well-researched, “Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers” sequel to “Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire” takes the famous detective out of his familiar London environs and places him in 1888 Manhattan, a place of sin and vice, rivaling the worst London has to offer. Holmes chases his nemesis while he struggles with the enigma Barlucci presents.

After Sherlock Holmes

By LeRoy Lad Panek
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476618100
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 943
  • Pdf File: after-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The appearance of Sherlock Holmes in The Strand Magazine in 1891 began a stampede of writers who wanted to emulate, build upon or even satirize Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. This book explores the development of detective fiction during the critical period between Conan Doyle’s creation of Holmes and the advent of the Golden Age of the detective story during World War I. Both British and American detective writers of the period are surveyed—as well as writers who turned to gentleman burglars and master criminals.

Sherlockian Musings

By Sheldon Goldfarb
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1787054837
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 961
  • Pdf File: sherlockian-musings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is Sherlock Holmes really as rational as he seems? He talks about the importance of reasoning and logic, but why then does he sometimes seem like a "strange Buddha"? On the other hand, why in The Sign of the Four does Watson smash a Buddha? What is going on in The Sign of the Four, that strange tale of Empire? What is going on in all the original sixty stories in "the canon"? In this study of the stories, Sheldon Goldfarb explores questions like these, from the significance of the eggs in "Thor Bridge" to the reason Watson keeps leaving Holmes for an insubstantial wife. What meanings lurk beneath the surface of these detective stories? Why is there an obsession with Napoleon in this story or an article on free trade in this other? Can we find answers to these questions? Perhaps. In any case, in this collection of essays (or "Musings") on each of the 60 stories, Dr. Goldfarb, an award-nominated mystery writer himself and the holder of a PhD in English literature, light-heartedly tries out a variety of perspectives, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about such matters as the nature of the angel in "A Case of Identity" or the reason Holmes abandons his magnifying glass for binoculars in "Silver Blaze." Who brings binoculars to a horse race? Indeed.

Serial Crime Fiction

By Carolina Miranda,Jean Anderson,Barbara Pezzotti
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137483695
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: serial-crime-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Serial Crime Fiction is the first book to focus explicitly on the complexities of crime fiction seriality. Covering definitions and development of the serial form, implications of the setting, and marketing of the series, it studies authors such as Doyle, Sayers, Paretsky, Ellroy, Marklund, Camilleri, Borges, across print, film and television.

Sherlock Holmes: On the Air

By Steven Philip Jones,Matthew J. Elliot
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  • Publisher : Caliber Comics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 797
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Book Short Summary:

All new Sherlock Holmes adventures as taken from audio scripts of radio shows that have been syndicated by Imagination Theater. In these all new adventures of the great consulting detective, writers Steven Philip Jones and Matthew J. Elliot manage to honor the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while creating rich and exciting tales. Each tale is accompanied by an original illustration by Joshua Werner, and an introduction from Larry Albert, the voice of Dr. Watson on the radio series. Contained within are FOUR tales: THE ADVENTURE OF THE BORGIA RING - Judith Oxley wants to hire Sherlock Holmes to find her missing father, Lord Oxley, along with their family’s prize possession, the Akbar Shah diamond. Holmes is a struggling consulting detective – this adventure takes place before he meets Watson – but before he can accept the case, Inspector Lestrade arrives to ask for his help with a murder investigation: Lord Oxley has just been found dead. THE ADVENTURE OF THE IRREGULAR CLIENT - Fifteen years ago, Duffey was one of the Baker Street Irregulars, but today she is all grown up, working as a housemaid, and accused of stealing from and murdering one of her employers, Mrs. Rosemary Gudgeon. Duffey’s other employer, Mr. Watney Gudgeon, is missing and believed murdered as well, but Holmes will prove Duffey’s innocence. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PETTY CURSES - Sir Malcolm Angus-Burton, adviser to the Queen on matters of China, insists his Egyptian wife, Halima, has put a curse upon him. With Watson by his side, Holmes tracks the true culprit – the Angus-Burton’s butler Tseng to London’s docklands and a stronghold of the Chinese criminal organization known as The Triad. A CASE OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Soon after Watson returns from the Reichenbach Falls, a former classmate, American Lot Morrill, pays a call. Their visit is cut off by Lestrade, who needs Watson’s assistance in a delicate matter. The body of one of Moriarty’s lieutenants, Harsh Washburne, has been discovered. Watson attempts to unravel the mystery of Washburne’s death and its unusual link to his old friend Morrill. A Caliber Comics release.

Terence Fisher

By Paul Leggett
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786481118
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: terence-fisher.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Some critics in England and France have long maintained that British director Terence Fisher, whose films dominated world markets in the 1950s and 60s, was one of the greatest directors of fantasy films in history. Since his death in 1980, Fisher's reputation has grown from relative obscurity and his influence on the development of the modern horror film has been widely recognized. However, Fisher's importance should not be limited to the context of the fantasy and horror film genres. His films should also be recognized as expressions of his generalizations about human spirituality. This critical study of Fisher's films begins with an introduction that provides biographical information on his film career, summaries of all of the films he directed and examples of his impact on contemporary cinema. All of Fisher's films are analyzed in terms of their Christian and religious themes as well as their mythical sources. Chapters are devoted to Fisher's work on the subjects of Frankenstein, Dracula, curses (The Devil Rides Out), the ancient goddess (The Gorgon), the divided self (The Man Who Could Cheat Death) and the redeemer hero (The Stranglers of Bombay). The concluding chapter analyzes the role and influence of Biblical narratives in Fisher's films. Also included is a filmography; the work is fully indexed.

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

By Larry Millett
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452931232
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 402
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Book Short Summary:

In the summer of 1994, a workman at the historic mansion of railroad baron James J. Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota, stumbles on a long-hidden wall safe. When experts arrive to open the safe and examine its contents, they make an astonishing discovery. There, inside, is a handwritten manuscript bearing the signature of John H. Watson, M.D. The manuscript contains the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Watson traveled to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist—known only as the Red Demon—who is threatening both Hill and his Great Northern Railway. Set against the backdrop of the real, devastating Hinckley forest fire of 1894, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon is the tense and atmospheric first novel in Larry Millett’s classic series of adventures that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Minnesota.

Mystery Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

By Pennie Mae Cartawick
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1329500180
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: mystery-chronicles-of-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Story one: The Castle orphans “How often does he visit you?” added Watson, producing his pipe from his pocket. He searched the same pocket for a match, then lit the device. “He visits every week, and every few nights. He likes to sneak in the window and take things back to his castle!” The small girl played with the little tiger upon her knee. Story Two: The Curse of a Native. Adams had violently slapped Kimilu so hard that the sheer force had floored the waiter and the usually humble waiter had lost it. He had stood up and angrily talked back at him in his native language which Adams did not understand. But Butler had lived in Africa for over two decades and he understood every word. His translation confirmed by other native workers who witnessed the drama. It was chilling to say the least. And more...

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Martian Menace

By Eric Brown
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1789092965
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 829
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Book Short Summary:

A new addition to the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series from science fiction and crime author Eric Brown. A second wave of Martians has come to Earth - the first wave having succumbed to lethal Terran pathogens. The second wave, arriving some five years later, did so with the aid of a cure for the various ills that scuppered their earlier plans - and these Martians claim to have come in peace. Humankind, lulled into a false sense of security, welcomes the Martians who bring with them a host of technological and scientific wonders, and for several years an entente exists between the two races. It is only when Holmes and Watson travel to the Red Planet, ostensibly to track down the killer of an eminent Martian philosopher, that they learn the truth: the Martians who invaded Earth are tyrannical despots who subjugated a 'lesser' race of their own kind, and are merely biding their time to enslave the citizens of Earth. With the assistance of anti-Martian activist Miss Freya Hadfield-Bell, and a cadre of renegade Martians, Holmes and Watson escape Mars with their lives and return to Earth where they hope to work to overcome the rule of the oppressive Martian overlords.

Of Gods and Monsters

By John T. Soister
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476604991
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: of-gods-and-monsters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) have received the most coverage of any of the studio's genre releases, it is the lesser known films that have long fascinated fans and historians alike. Starting with The Last Warning, a 1929 movie released as both a silent and a talkie, Universal provided a decade of films that entertained audiences and sometimes frustrated critics. Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and "twisted mystery" films receives an in-depth essay for each film. The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal's The Shadow short film series is covered in an appendix. Many rare illustrations and movie posters are also included.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Grimswell Curse

By Sam Siciliano
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 178116682X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 933
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Book Short Summary:

THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE RETURNS AND THIS TIME ... SHERLOCK HOLMES MUST DEAL WITH THE GRIMSWELL CURSE!Holmes, his cousin Henry, and wife Michelle explore the legend of the Grimswell Curse when a mysterious figure is spotted on the moor accompanied by a large creature...

Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000

By Amnon Kabatchnik
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810883554
  • Total of Pages : 646
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: blood-on-the-stage-1975-2000.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discussing more than 80 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1975 and 2000. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars.

Musical Comedy in America

By Cecil A. Smith,Glenn Litton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136556680
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Book Short Summary:

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sylvia Pankhurst

By Rachel Holmes
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408880431
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 613
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'A wonderful book ... Holmes sublimely illuminates Sylvia's extraordinary life' The Times 'A masterpiece' Vanessa Redgrave Born into one of Britain's most famous activist families, Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet artist Sylvia Pankhurst was the most revolutionary of them all. Sylvia found her voice fighting for votes for women, imprisoned and tortured in Holloway prison more than any other suffragette. But the vote was just the beginning of her lifelong defence of human rights. She engaged with political giants, warned of fascism in Europe, championed the liberation struggles in Africa and India and became an Ethiopian patriot. Her intimate life was no less controversial. The rupture between Sylvia, Emmeline and Christabel became worldwide news, while her romantic life drew public speculation and condemnation. Rachel Holmes interweaves the personal and political in an extraordinary celebration of a life in resistance, painting a compelling portrait of one of the greatest unsung political figures of the twentieth century. 'A monument to an astonishing life' Daily Telegraph, Best Biographies of 2020 'A robust and sensitive biography' Sunday Times, History Books of the Year 'A moving, powerful biography' Guardian

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

By Nick Rennison
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  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Book Code : 1843440873
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: the-rivals-of-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created. The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion, Dr Watson, will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog-filled streets of late nineteenth and early twentieth century London. Yet Holmes and Watson were not the only ones solving mysterious crimes and foiling the plans of villainous masterminds in Victorian and Edwardian England. The years between 1890 and 1914 were a golden age for English magazines and most of them published crime and detective fiction. The startling success of the Holmes stories that appeared in The Strand magazine spawned countless imitators. This volume highlights some of those 'Rivals of Sherlock Holmes'

Sherlock Holmes and Friedrich Nietzsche in the Swan King Affair

By Andrew Glenn
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664155228
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 266
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The King is dead! June 13, of 1886, King Ludwig of Bavaria, otherwise known as Crazy Ludwig, the builder of many beautiful castles, friend of Wagner and patron of the arts, is found dead in Lake Starnberg along with his doctor. Their deaths are a mystery. A professor in Marburg, Germany is also found dead the same the same day. They all were friends of Friedrich Nietzsche, the great German philosopher. Nietzsche, now in retirement, goes to Sherlock Holmes to solve the case. Holmes accepts and the three proceed to Germany picking up along the way Mark Twain, who has finished a tour, the beautiful feminist Lou Salome, and the mysterious Dr. Liu. Much merriment ensues as ideas clash between six brilliant minds. Holmes solves the murders but finds himself in a morass of difficulties. The plot twists about when Holmes and his crew are summoned to the bedside of a wise man who tells him that only he can solve a 400 year old prophecy. The ever logical Holmes doubts the prophecy but he is told that if he does not act on it, Europe could be plunged into war.

Detecting Canada

By Jeannette Sloniowski,Marilyn Rose
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 1554589274
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: detecting-canada.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first serious book-length study of crime writing in Canada, Detecting Canada contains thirteen essays on many of Canada’s most popular crime writers, including Peter Robinson, Giles Blunt, Gail Bowen, Thomas King, Michael Slade, Margaret Atwood, and Anthony Bidulka. Genres examined range from the well-loved police procedural and the amateur sleuth to those less well known, such as anti-detection and contemporary noir novels. The book looks critically at the esteemed sixties’ television show Wojeck, as well as the more recent series Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, and Intelligence, and the controversial Durham County, a critically acclaimed but violent television series that ran successfully in both Canada and the United States. The essays in Detecting Canada look at texts from a variety of perspectives, including postcolonial studies, gender and queer studies, feminist studies, Indigenous studies, and critical race and class studies. Crime fiction, enjoyed by so many around the world, speaks to all of us about justice, citizenship, and important social issues in an uncertain world.

The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan

By Sari Kawana
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350024902
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 159
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Book Short Summary:

The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan explores the varying uses of literature in Japan from the late Meiji period to the present, considering how creators, conveyors, and consumers of literary content have treated texts and their authors as cultural resources to be packaged, promoted, and preserved. As the printed word became a crucial form of entertainment and edification for an increasingly literate public in early 20th-century Japan, literature came to assume a variety of new uses. Touching upon a wide array of sources, Sari Kawana traces the ways in which literary works have morphed into different variants, ranging from textual (compilations, textbooks) and visual (film, manga, other media) to virtual and real world, through innovative publishing and reading practices. She takes up themes such as the materiality of texts, the role of publishers and advertising campaigns, the interplay between literature and other media, and the creation and dissemination of larger cultural fantasies tied to literary consumption. She stresses the agency and creativity with which readers engaged literary works, from divergent readings of propaganda literature to inventive adaptations of canonical texts in adjacent media, culminating in the practice of literary tourism. Moving beyond close reading of texts to look at their historical context, the book will appeal not only to scholars of modern Japanese literature but also those studying the history of the book and modern Japanese cultural history.

Kill-Off

By John FD Taff
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  • Publisher : Grey Matter Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 995
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IN LIFE, THE PRIZE IS OFTEN DEATH Would you kill someone -- anyone -- if your life depended upon it? David Benning' is unraveling. Unemployed, running low on cash and with the responsibility of caring for a father with Alzheimer's, he being blackmailed by a shadowy cabal with mysterious and deadly goals. Known only as "The Group," David quickly learns they breed killers. Turning everyday people into accomplished assassins with unusual targets. As he's dragged farther down into this dangerous world of secrets, guns and payoffs, their true motives are slowly, chillingly revealed. With nowhere to run, David can trust no one, not even the woman he's been sent to kill...and has grown to love. Can they work together to free each other from the deadly grip of this lethal game? Kill-Off is a tough, no-nonsense and inescapable thriller in the vein of Richard Stark's The Hunter or James Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice. Praise for Kill-Off: "Kill-Off is a tightly written, dark descent into the world of the contract killer. I haven't been sucked into the mind of a murderer so convincingly since Theodore Sturgeon's Some of Your Blood. John F.D. Taff hits this one out of the park." -- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dead City "John F.D. Taff took this reluctant hitman story in a direction I was not at all expecting. This is a believable everyman who happens to be pretty okay at killing people and has a sufficient motivation to do it. Taff blazes a fresh and innovative trail along familiar thriller territory to craft this nail-biter." – Bracken MacLeod, author of Stranded and Mountain Home "Kill-Off has its roots so deeply dug in reality that the ensuing contrast to crime, violence, and assassination plots paint a vivid picture. An everyday person, dealing with the mundane elements of life gets sucked into a twisted game of assassin, [and] the reader is sucked along with him. I loved this book." – Mark Matthews, editor of Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror "Kill-Off is a step into the shadows, to a hidden recess where sin and capability collide. Every step David Benning takes leads him darker into that metaphoric alley with death lingering just out of sight. Readers interested in taking a walk on the dark side, exploring how far a normal accountant might go if he could kill someone and get away with it, Kill-Off is the book for you. Great read!." – Weston Kincade, author of A Life of Death Proudly presented by Grey Matter Press, the home of multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated volumes of horror. Grey Matter Press: Where Dark Thoughts Thrive

Sherlock Holmes and The Jeweller of Florence

By Christopher James
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1780929811
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 838
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It is summer 1895 and a lost play by William Shakespeare is discovered. While being authenticated by scholars in Oxford there is a break-in at a college and the three hundred year old quarto is stolen. Holmes is engaged in the most unusual of circumstances and together with the faithful Dr Watson, they are soon on a trail which takes them from the Epsom Derby to Epping Forest and the great city of Florence itself. But this is not the only case brought to 221b Baker Street during this eventful year. Any number of singular problems demand Holmes' attention including the terrifying schemes of an injured army captain, a spate of strychnine poisonings and a dancing bear suspected of murder in the East End. What bearing do these seemingly unrelated adventures have on the search for the lost play? Who is the woman haunting Dr Watson and what is the mysterious Society of Lucius? With stilt walking chases, a swimming race across the River Thames and an explosion at the former site of Shakespeare's Globe, this is set to become Holmes' most dangerous and memorable adventure yet.

Language Typology and Language Universals / Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien / La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques. 1. Halbband

By Martin Haspelmath
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110194031
  • Total of Pages : 874
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 179
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Book Short Summary:

This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet. The 125 articles include inter alia chapters on the patterns and limits of variation manifested by analogous structures, constructions and linguistic devices across languages (e.g. word order, tense and aspect, inflection, color terms and syllable structure). Other chapters cover the history, methodology and the theory of typology, as well as the relationship between language typology and other disciplines. The authors of the individual sections and chapters are for the most part internationally known experts on the relevant topics. The vast majority of the articles are written in English, some in French or German. The handbook is not only intended for the expert in the fields of typology and language universals, but for all of those interested in linguistics. It is specifically addressed to all those who specialize in individual languages, providing basic orientation for their analysis and placing each language within the space of what is possible and common in the languages of the world.

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

By Geoff Mayer
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 081087900X
  • Total of Pages : 514
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-crime-films.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.