Night of Long Shadows

The Inquisitives

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Author: Paul Crilley

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786956496

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Explore the dark under-belly of Khorvaire with Eberron's version of the private detective - The Inquisitives! Nights of the Long Shadow: the three nights of the year when the darkest powers of the world gain strength and rise to prey upon the unwary. When one of Sharn's most famed Inquisitives is hired to investigate a brutal murder at Morgrave University, his brilliance may be his damnation, as he uncovers a trail of blood leading from the deediest neighborhoods of the City of Towers to the highest reaches of power. From the Paperback edition.

Shadow of Night

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Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123629

Category: Fiction

Page: 583

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A follow-up to the best-selling A Discovery of Witches finds Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Dina and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in Elizabethan London, where Dina seeks a magical tutor and Matthew confronts elements from his past at the same time the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Reprint.

Dark Shadows Movie Book

House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows

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Author: Kathryn Leigh Scott

Publisher: Pomegranate Press

ISBN: 0938817558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Dark Shadows Movie Book is the first publication to examine and commemorate the two M-G-M theatrical motion pictures (“House of Dark Shadows” and “Night of Dark Shadows”) based on the successful ‘60s Gothic television series “Dark Shadows.” The Dark Shadows Movie Book features reproductions of the uncut original scripts to both films (which offer numerous rare scenes deleted from the film’s release prints), complete with producer-director Dan Curtis’ extensive script notes--offering unique insights to the filming process. The four female stars of the films--Kate Jackson, Lara Parker, Nancy Barrett and Kathryn Leigh Scott--contribute their recollections of the productions. The book also contains dozens of previously unpublished publicity photographs and behind-the-scenes shots, including many in full color. “House of Dark Shadows,” released in 1970, involves the story of reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) and his attempt to make Collinwood governess Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott) his eternal bride. The film also starred veteran Hollywood screen actress Joan Bennett.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

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Author: Timothy Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840608

Category: History

Page: 352

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“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe

Taint of the Black Brigade

Chronicles of Abraxis Wren

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Author: Paul Crilley

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786957549

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The last one alive takes the treasure . . . unless Abraxis Wren gets there first. When a woman from his past turns up looking for help in clearing her name, Abraxis Wren must set aside his memories of their past encounters to unravel the mystery of the Black Brigade. An elite and deadly squad from the Last War is being murdered one by one. The trail of blood leads to untold treasure—if Wren can only reach it before the murderer does! 2008 Scribe Award winner Paul Crilley returns to the world of Eberron® with a dark adventure full of murder and mystery.

A Night of Long Knives

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Author: Rebecca Cantrell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429950800

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Journalist Hannah Vogel has vowed to never again set foot in her homeland of Germany while the Nazis are still in power. She has good reason: three years ago in 1931, she kidnapped her "son," Anton, from the man claiming to be his father--Ernst Rohm, head of the Nazis' SA. A powerful man not to be trifled with, Hannah knows that Rohm will never stop searching for them. Hannah is asked to write about a zeppelin journey from South America to Switzerland, but Switzerland turns out to be too close. The zeppelin is diverted to Munich, where Hannah and Anton are kidnapped and, to Hannah's horror, separated. It's unlucky timing for Rohm, however. Hitler has ordered the execution of Rohm and hundreds of his storm troopers and is determined to wipe out any remaining traces of his name. The Night of the Long Knives has begun. When Rohm is killed before Hannah can ascertain Anton's whereabouts, she desperately enlists all of her remaining sources and friends to locate Anton before the Nazis do. And the Gestapo is closing in... Thrilling and powerful, A Night of Long Knives breathtakingly recreates a shattered and betrayed city as it plunges into darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts

Murder and Memory in an American City

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Author: Laura Tillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150110425X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Cold Blood meets Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family: A harrowing, profoundly personal investigation of the causes, effects, and communal toll of a deeply troubling crime—the brutal murder of three young children by their parents in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. On March 11, 2003, in Brownsville, Texas—one of America’s poorest cities—John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murdered their three young children. The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already rundown, and in their aftermath a consensus developed in the community that it should be destroyed. It was a place, neighbors felt, that was plagued by spiritual cancer. In 2008, journalist Laura Tillman covered the story for The Brownsville Herald. The questions it raised haunted her, particularly one asked by the sole member of the city’s Heritage Council to oppose demolition: is there any such thing as an evil building? Her investigation took her far beyond that question, revealing the nature of the toll that the crime exacted on a city already wracked with poverty. It sprawled into a six-year inquiry into the larger significance of such acts, ones so difficult to imagine or explain that their perpetrators are often dismissed as monsters alien to humanity. With meticulous attention and stunning compassion, Tillman surveyed those surrounding the crimes, speaking with the lawyers who tried the case, the family’s neighbors and relatives and teachers, even one of the murderers: John Allen Rubio himself, whom she corresponded with for years and ultimately met in person. The result is a brilliant exploration of some of our age’s most important social issues, from poverty to mental illness to the death penalty, and a beautiful, profound meditation on the truly human forces that drive them. It is disturbing, insightful, and mesmerizing in equal measure.

Kingdom of Shadows

A Novel

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Author: Alan Furst

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780375506802

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath—a hugely charismatic hero—becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in eastern Europe. From the Hardcover edition.

The Shadow of the Wind

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Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147067

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Night in Lisbon

A Novel

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Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812985591

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front. With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many routes are closed, and so much money is needed. Then one night in Lisbon, as a poor young refugee gazes hungrily at a boat bound for America, a stranger approaches him with two tickets and a story to tell. It is a harrowing tale of bravery and butchery, daring and death, in which the price of love is beyond measure and the legacy of evil is infinite. As the refugee listens spellbound to the desperate teller, in a matter of hours the two form a unique and unshakable bond—one that will last all their lives. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prisoner of Night and Fog

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Author: Anne Blankman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062278835

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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A gripping historical thriller set in 1930s Munich, Prisoner of Night and Fog is the evocative story of an ordinary girl faced with an extraordinary choice in Hitler's Germany. Fans of Code Name Verity will love this novel full of romance, danger, and intrigue! Gretchen Müller grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf—who has kept her family cherished and protected from that side of society ever since her father sacrificed his life for Dolf's years ago. Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command. When she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen, who claims that her father was actually murdered by an unknown comrade, Gretchen doesn't know what to believe. She soon discovers that beyond her sheltered view lies a world full of shadowy secrets and disturbing violence. As Gretchen's investigations lead her to question the motives and loyalties of her dearest friends and her closest family, she must determine her own allegiances—even if her choices could get her and Daniel killed.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

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Author: Robin Wasserman

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0375872779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 431

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When Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, she is caught up in a web of secret societies and conspirators, all searching for a device purported to allow direct communication with God.

The Way of Shadows

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Author: Brent Weeks

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 9780316040228

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The first novel in the Night Angel trilogy, the breakneck epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White

At Day's Close: Night in Times Past

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Author: A. Roger Ekirch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344584

Category: History

Page: 480

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"Remarkable…Ekirch has emptied night's pockets, and laid the contents out before us." —Arthur Krystal, The New Yorker Bringing light to the shadows of history through a "rich weave of citation and archival evidence" (Publishers Weekly), scholar A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the aspects of life most often overlooked by other historians—those that unfold at night. In this "triumph of social history" (Mail on Sunday), Ekirch's "enthralling anthropology" (Harper's) exposes the nightlife that spawned a distinct culture and a refuge from daily life. Fear of crime, of fire, and of the supernatural; the importance of moonlight; the increased incidence of sickness and death at night; evening gatherings to spin wool and stories; masqued balls; inns, taverns, and brothels; the strategies of thieves, assassins, and conspirators; the protective uses of incantations, meditations, and prayers; the nature of our predecessors' sleep and dreams—Ekirch reveals all these and more in his "monumental study" (The Nation) of sociocultural history, "maintaining throughout an infectious sense of wonder" (Booklist).

Warriors: Power of Three #5: Long Shadows

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Author: Erin Hunter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060892145

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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The Clans are in turmoil. ShadowClan has turned its back on StarClan and pledged to follow the dark predictions of Sol, the strange cat who foretold the solar eclipse. But not all the cats have lost faith in their warrior ancestors. . . . Jaypaw is convinced that StarClan still holds an important place in the warrior code, and his search for answers leads him far back into the past, farther back than even StarClan can remember. Lionblaze, tortured by violent dreams and bloody visions, wishes he had never been prophesied to be one of the three but to turn his back on his littermates would be the ultimate betrayal. And Hollyleaf is terrified that once the Clans lose their faith, the warrior code will fall apart. She's willing to fight tooth and nail to preserve it—whatever the cost. And when murder stalks into the heart of ThunderClan, the cats realize that the darkest shadows don't always lie outside the territory.

In the Garden of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

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Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307887955

Category: History

Page: 464

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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

The Long Night of Centauri Prime

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Author: Peter Allen David,J. Michael Straczynski

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345427181

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Emperor Londo Mollari is helpless to stop the Drakh--an race of malevolent creatures hell-bent on destroying the Interstellar Alliance by first taking control of Londo's homeworld, Centauri Prime. Original.

Cast Long Shadows

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Author: Cassandra Clare,Sarah Rees Brennan

Publisher: Shadow Market Enterprises, Inc.

ISBN: 099957051X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 40

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Matthew Fairchild is the Consul’s son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior’s way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life—something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him. Praise for the The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices Series: “This crowdpleaser’s tension-filled conclusion ratchets towards a new set of mysteries.” — Kirkus Reviews “[C]ompulsively readable…you can bet your sword newcomers to the world will be rushing to read what they’ve missed.” — Booklist “The action-heavy plot takes off from the first page, propelling readers toward a dramatic conclusion…” — SLJ

Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City: Prologue

A Tor.com Original

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Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466822066

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Old Man's War author John Scalzi's sendup of the heroic fantasy genre, now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.