George Milne - Cat Detective

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Author: Roddy Murray

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495297922

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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George doesn't live his life; it happens to him. That is until his side line scam of pretending to help old ladies find their missing cats brings him to the attention of a brutal drugs boss. From then on he has to decide whether to take charge of his future or risk not having one. An unlikely love affair set against a background of drugs, gang violence, cats and onesies. A tale of our times. The ideal read for everyone who loves cats and for those who hate them.

Jolly Good Detecting

Humor in English Crime Fiction of the Golden Age

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Author: Bruce Shaw

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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This book is an appreciation of selected authors who make extensive use of humor in English detective/crime fiction. Works using humor as an amelioration of the serious have their heyday in the Golden Age of crime writing but they belong also to a long tradition. There is an identifiable lineage of humorous writing in crime fiction that ranges from mild wit to outright farce, burlesque, even slapstick. A mix of entertainment with instruction is a tradition in English letters. English crime fiction writers of the era circa 1913 to 1940 were raised in the mainstream literary tradition but turned their skills to detective fiction. And they are the humorists of the genre. This book is not an exhaustive study but an introduction into the best produced by the most capable and enjoyable authors. What the humorists seek is to surprise the reader by overturning their expectations using a repertoire of stylistic conceits and motifs (recurring incidents, devices, references). Humor has a liberating effect but is concerned too with “comic contrast” through ugliness and caricature. In crime fiction one effect is intellectual pleasure at solving (or attempting to solve) a puzzle. Another is entertainment but with serious undertones.

The Arrest of Scotland Yard

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Author: Donald Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471904377

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

Magic Trees of the Mind

How to Nuture your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence

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Author: Marian Diamond,Janet Hopson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127430

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 480

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Cutting edge scientific research has shown that exposure to the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly increasing the number of neuron branches--the "magic trees of the mind"--that help us to learn, think, and remember. At each stage of development, the brain's ability to gain new skills and process information is refined.As a leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marion Diamond has been a pioneer in this field of research. Now, Diamond and award-winning science writer Janet Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to help parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.

Golden Horrors

An Illustrated Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939

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Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786427248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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From the grindhouse oddities to major studio releases, this work details 46 horror films released during the genre's golden era. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, in-depth critical analysis, contemporary reviews, time of release, brief biographies of the principal cast and crew, and a production history. Apart from the 46 main entries, 71 additional "borderline horrors" are examined and critiqued in an appendix.

ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE

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Author: Hubin

Publisher: Facsimiles-Garl

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: N.A

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The Overlook Film Encyclopedia

Horror

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Author: Phil Hardy,Tom Milne,Paul Willemen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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Since the initial publication of the first three groundbreaking volumes -- Horror, Science Fiction, and The Western -- The Overlook Film Encyclopedia series has been deemed the most authoritative, stylish, and compulsively readable film reference series ever. In The Gangster Film, series editor Phil Hardy has created yet again a landmark in film reference. Included in this lavish volume are critical entries on more than 1,500 gangster films, complete with plot synapses and credits, and 650 black and white photographs to capture the look of this exciting genre. Arranged chronologically, The Gangster Film offers deliciously opinionated and detailed descriptions, statistical information, credits and trivia from early classics such as Public Enemy, Key Largo, Dragnet, and On the Waterfront to contemporary blockbusters such as The Grifters, Chinatown, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. Essential, authoritative, and entertaining, The Gangster Film is the guide for serious students of film, film buffs, and home viewers.

Horror

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Author: Phil Hardy,Tom Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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