The Black Cat Detectives

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Author: Wendy Meddour

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 178101096X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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DIV Something suspicious is going on in Cinnamon Grove... Auntie Urooj, world-famous beetle expert, is lonely and Ramzi and his friend Shaima Stalk think they have the perfect solution - a suitor from Truly Deeply Muslims online marriage agency! But smooth-talking Rasheed is not all he seems. He cheats at Monopoly, for a start... It's time for the Black Cat Detectives to do some serious sleuthing! But can they rescue Auntie Urooj and her Long-Horned Capricorn Beetle before it's too late? A funny exciting mystery story from the author of A Hen in the Wardrobe. /div

The Curse of the Black Cat

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Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743423496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Exclusive Waverly Academy looks like a medieval castle, but the horrors there are up-to-date. With minor incidents and cruel pranks running rampant, and each incident accompanied by a curse note from the Black Cat, soon everyone is spooked—even the teachers. At the headmistress’s request, Nancy and George go undercover as teaching interns, and it isn’t long before Nancy herself gets one of the menacing notes. Who is the mysterious Black Cat? An unhappy student? Or is a more sinister force at work?

The Black Cat

A Richard Jury Mystery

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Author: Martha Grimes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101190051

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Richard Jury is still dealing with the guilt of the accident that sent Lu Aquilar into a coma. But then he gets assigned the case of a beautiful woman who was murdered on the grounds of a pub called the Black Cat. And the only witness is a black cat. The woman is unidentifiable-but Jury is going to see that the person responsible is known to all...

Figaro the Cat Detective and the Great Cheese Robbery

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Author: Barry Durham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244005907

Category:

Page: N.A

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On one of his nightly patrols, Figaro The Cat Detective bumps into a strange black cat. It seems Meow 5 have sent a secret agent to the village because they have heard that robbers plan to raid the local cheese factory and steal the bombs that are made there. Agent D (the strange black cat) asks Figaro for help and he, in turn, calls on the village cats and his best human friends in all the world.But how are they going to stop two very determined robbers? (Illustrated by the pupils of Lea Endowed CE Primary School, Preston.)

Building Temples in China

Memories, Tourism and Identities

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Author: Selina Ching Chan,Graeme Lang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136171045

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by the locals have been well-analysed. However, there is a gap in the literature when it comes to understanding religious revivals that were instead led by local governments. This book examines the revival of worship of the Chinese Deity Huang Daxian and the building of many new temples to the god in mainland China over the last 20 years. It analyses the role of local governments in initiating temple construction projects in China, and how development-oriented temple-building activities in Mainland China reveal the forces of transnational ties, capital, markets and identities, as temples were built with the hope of developing tourism, boosting the local economy, and enhancing Chinese identities for Hong Kong worshippers and Taiwanese in response to the reunification of Hong Kong to China. Including chapters on local religious memory awakening, pilgrimage as a form of tourism, women temple managers, entrepreneurialism and the religious economy, and based on extensive fieldwork, Chan and Lang have produced a truly interdisciplinary follow up to The Rise of a Refugee God which will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese religion, Chinese culture, Asian anthropology, cultural heritage and Daoism alike.

The Black Cat

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Author: John Milne

Publisher: MACMILLAN

ISBN: 9780230029231

Category: Children's literature

Page: 68

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A modern, action-packed detective story. Salahadin El Nur is an inspector in the Antiquities Department of the Egyptian police. The death of a visiting European archaeologist leads Salahadin to investigate the whereabouts of a priceless statuette. He is soon on the trail of a gang of international smugglers.

The Black Cat Sees His Shadow

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Author: Kay Finch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162048

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer in the next Bad Luck Cat mystery from the author of The Black Cat Knocks on Wood and Black Cat Crossing... The town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening day, Sabrina comes face-to-face with her doppelgänger, Tia Hartwell, a caricature artist at the festival. The similarities between the two women are striking, including their matching black cats. Sabrina learns that her new twin Tia has an enemy: bad-tempered jewelry vendor Calvin Fisher. When Fisher is found slumped over dead in his pickup, Tia tops the suspect list. With the help of her feline sidekick, Sabrina must clear her new look-alike friend before she finds herself in a deadly case of double jeopardy.

Das Geheimnis der Marie Rogêt

Drei Kriminal-Geschichten

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741200395

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1985

Drei Kriminal-Geschichten vom Erfinder der modernen Kurzgeschichte, Meister des Phantastischen, des Abgründigen und Vater der Detektiverzählung: ›Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue‹, ›Das Geheimnis der Marie Rogêt‹ und ›Der entwendete Brief‹. Illustriert von Harry Clarke.

The Black Cat's Clue

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Author: Margaret Sutton,Pelagie Doane

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 142909043X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 210

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Judy and her new friend Holly Potter attend the Potter family reunion and try to figure out the mystery that has kept some of the family members confused and afraid.

The Black Cat Knocks on Wood

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Author: Kay Finch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069816203X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The author of Black Cat Crossing is back as mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat Hitchcock find themselves roped into another dangerous murder case... Sabrina finds it difficult to work on her latest suspense novel when her Aunt Rowe’s antics keep tying up her thoughts. This time Rowe and her fun-loving friends have decided to compete in the upcoming Texas Hill Country Senior Pro Rodeo. The problem is these women have little to no experience with lassos, bulls, or even horseback riding. Before Sabrina can keep the stubborn seniors from mounting their steeds, she’s sidetracked by a bigger problem. An uppity local business owner is found dead in an accident—right after a black cat was seen in her office. While the townsfolk think the bad luck cat has struck again, Sabrina suspects there might be something more murderous afoot. With a twisted killer on the loose, she’ll have to round up clues quickly before she or her aunt are steered straight into the path of danger...

Detective Pony

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Author: Jeanne Betancourt

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590374606

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 79

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During a fire at the Crandal Animal Clinic, the Pony Pals help remove all the animals unharmed--but Anna's kitten is missing. A pony named Acorn comes to the rescue in a thrilling search.

Die schwarze Katze

und andere Erzählungen: Lebendig begraben, Wassergrube und Pendel, Der Doppelmord

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Severus Verlag

ISBN: 3958554261

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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„Die Katze war mein bevorzugter Freund und Spielkamerad.“ Es ist der Tag seiner Hinrichtung. Um mit seinem Gewissen ins Reine zu kommen, schildert der Erzähler, wie es kommt, dass er sich auf dem Weg zum Galgen wiederfindet. Alles begann mit einer schwarzen Katze... Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –1849) ist am besten bekannt für sein Werk "Der Rabe". Er gilt als einer der frühesten Vertreter des Horror-Genres und hat dessen Entwicklung tiefgehend geprägt.

Blues for a Black Cat & Other Stories

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Author: Boris Vian

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296091

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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"[This collection] displays Vian's range from gallows humor to verbal fireworks, and happily serves to give visibility to this important writer."- Publishers Weekly. "Ultimately, Blues for a Black Cat is a collection of moral fables, albeit fables told in a cynical, mocking voice and set in a skewed version of the real world. Under the surface absurdity and verbal play, they offer serious indictments of human weakness and pretensions. Further, they reveal the spiritual emptiness just beneath our civilized faade. Vian's blues are not only for a black cat, but for a society without meaning."- Manoa. "[Blues for a Black Cat] brings back the nimble Vian in a collection of his short fiction, initially published as Les Fourmis in 1949. The work has the unmistakable flavor of the time and place, Claude Abadie's jazz band, the coded and absurdist messages of rebellion, the wistful fables, verbal riffs and goofy anarchic encounters; the mise-en-scene includes an expiring jazzman who sells his sweat, a cat with a British accent and a piano that mixes a cocktail when "Mood Indigo" is played."-Boston Globe. Boris Vian (1920-59), a trained engineer and jazz trumpet player, was a major literary figure in World War II France. Julia Older is the author or editor of many works. Her stories, translations, and poems have appeared in New Directions, the New Yorker, and many other journals.

Edgar Allan Poe's Detective Stories and Murderous Tales - A Collection of Short Stories (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473377749

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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These early works by Edgar Allan Poe were originally published in the early 19th century. As a collection of short stories, these tales represent some of Poe's best works of mystery and murder, and include 'Thou art the Man', 'The Black Cat', 'The Gold-Bug', 'The Imp of the Perverse', 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery Of Marie Roget', 'The Purloined Letter' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, Poe became an orphan at a very early age. After being taken in by a couple in Richmond, he spent a brief spell in the United Kingdom before returning to enrol at the University of Virginia. Poe struggled for many years to make a living as a writer and frequently had to move city to stay in employment as a critic. Even for his greatest success, 'The Raven', he only received $9 and, although becoming a household name, his financial position remained far from stable. Poe died in 1849, aged just 40, yet his legacy is a formidable one: He is seen today as one of the greatest practitioners of Gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and popular culture is replete with references to him. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Black Cat

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Short stories, American

Page: N.A

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The Black Cat and Other Stories

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Konemann-Ellipsis

ISBN: 9783895080913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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" I am not more certain that I breathe than that the assurance of the wrong or error of any action is often the one unconquerable force which impels us, and alone impels us, to its prosecution. " Edgar Allan Poe's obsession with the perverse is seen at its most appalling in these tales, in which killers are betrayed by wail of a cat or the beat of a heart - or perhaps by their own perverseness. And Poe's love of extremis takes us to premature burials, into the maelström, and to the bedside of a man mesmerized in the final moments of life - who lives on to declare " I am dead ". This selection includes six of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales of horror together with his three masterly stories of the unknown at sea : " MS. Found in a Bottle ", " A Descent into the Maelström ", and his only novel, " The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket ".

Cat Person

Storys

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Author: Kristen Roupenian

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216846

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Brillant, lakonisch und bitterkomisch: Das Psychogramm unserer Zeit. Mann und Frau. Mutter und Tochter. Freunde und Freundinnen. In zwölf Stories erkundet Kristen Roupenian das Lebensgefühl von Menschen in einer schönen neuen Welt. Fragile Hierarchien und prekäre Lebenssituationen auf der einen, das Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit und Spaß auf der anderen Seite: Alles ist möglich, aber wer sind wir, wenn wir alles sein können? Mit so viel Einsicht in die Wünsche und Ängste des Einzelnen hat man noch nicht über das Zusammenleben in dieser neuen Zeit gelesen - einer Zeit, in der alles greifbar ist, und es doch immer schwerer wird, auch nur das Geringste davon zu erreichen. „Einzigartig – zum ersten Mal werden die Befindlichkeiten der Millennials beschrieben.“ Washington Post

The Black Cat and the Purloined Letter

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502984203

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

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The Black Cat and the Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe "The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt. The story is presented as a first-person narrative using an unreliable narrator. He is a condemned man at the outset of the story. The narrator tells us that from an early age he has loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, including a large, beautiful black cat (as described by the narrator) named Pluto. This cat is especially fond of the narrator and vice versa. Their mutual friendship lasts for several years, until the narrator becomes an alcoholic. One night, after coming home completely intoxicated, he believes the cat to be avoiding him. When he tries to seize it, the panicked cat bites the narrator, and in a fit of rage, he seizes the animal, pulls a pen-knife from his pocket, and deliberately gouges out the cat's eye. From that moment onward, the cat flees in terror at his master's approach. At first, the narrator is remorseful and regrets his cruelty. "But this feeling soon gave place to irritation. And then came, as if to my final and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of perverseness." He takes the cat out in the garden one morning and ties a noose around it's neck, hanging it from a tree where it dies. That very night, his house mysteriously catches fire, forcing the narrator, his wife and their servant to flee the premises. The next day, the narrator returns to the ruins of his home to find, imprinted on the single wall that survived the fire, the apparition of a gigantic cat, with a rope around the animal's neck.