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Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 1423187903
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 643
  • File Pdf: lockwood-co.pdf

Book Summary:

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren''t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall''s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud''s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 148472254X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: lockwood-co.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bitingduck Press LLC
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  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-mary-russell.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-golem-s-eye.pdf

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Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : 1484741927
  • Pages :
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  • File Pdf: the-dagger-in-the-desk.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
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  • Pages : 304
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
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Book Summary:

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By Deborah Crombie
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062201603
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 838
  • File Pdf: the-sound-of-broken-glass.pdf

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By Stuart Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Isbn : 1760148156
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 547
  • File Pdf: prometheus-high-1.pdf

Book Summary:

A rusting ocean liner. Thirty students learning to resurrect the dead. A murderous monster on the loose . . . Just a typical day at PROMETHEUS HIGH. Athena Strange's first semester at Prometheus High starts with a bang. But when her lessons in reanimation, robotics and skulkers move too slowly and she has trouble making friends, Athena decides to take matters into her own hands. On a ship where science and magic collide, and the monster under your bed is probably very real . . . will Athena be able to hold her head above water?

Death by Bubble Tea

By Jennifer J. Chow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593336542
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 773
  • File Pdf: death.pdf

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Two cousins who start a food stall at their local night market get a serving of murder in this first novel of a delicious new cozy mystery series by Jennifer J. Chow, author of Mimi Lee Gets a Clue. When Yale Yee discovers her cousin Celine is visiting from Hong Kong, she is obliged to play tour guide to a relative she hasn’t seen in twenty years. Not only that, but her father thinks it’s a wonderful idea for them to bond by running a food stall together at the Eastwood Village Night Market. Yale hasn’t cooked in years, and she hardly considers Celine’s career as a social media influencer as adequate experience, but because she’s just lost her job at her local bookstore, she feels she has no choice. Yale and Celine serve small dishes and refreshing drinks, and while business is slow, it eventually picks up thanks to Celine’s surprisingly useful marketing ideas. They’re quite shocked that their bubble tea, in particular, is a hit—literally—when one of their customers turns up dead. Yale and Celine are prime suspects due to the gold flakes that Celine added to the sweet drink as a garnish. Though the two cousins are polar opposites in every way, they must work together to find out what really happened to the victim or the only thing they’ll be serving is time.

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By Michael H. Price
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 978
  • File Pdf: forgotten-horrors-3.pdf

Book Summary:

The 3rd book in the critically acclaimed Forgotten Horrors series covers forgotten films from 1943 through 1946 and includes an extensive annotations, marginalia and addenda to prior volumes. Films such as Haunted Ranch, The Ape Man, Ghosts on the Loose, Women in Bondage, the Charlie Chan films, Fog Island, The Tiger Woman, etc. are covered as well as many other poverty row and low-budget films of the 1940s. This book is a must have for all fans of classic (and not-so-classic) genre cinema.

The Whispering Surgeon

By John Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brolga Publishing
  • Isbn : 0909608148
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 335
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John Wright's moving novel is based entirely on real events and people, countless experiences, reliable testimony and recorded history. The Whispering Surgeon explores the surgical life of Paddy McKenzie and his freakish skills, tireless dedication, courage, wisdom and innovation. The very human story of Paddy McKenzie's own battles will keep the reader spellbound by the depth and selflessness of his involvement in devastated lives and flagging hopes of the damaged and disillusioned. John Wright calls on his great experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon to tell the wonderful, endearing story of McKenzie, the 'surgical whisperer'.

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By Mark Frutkin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459716809
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 843
  • File Pdf: the-lion-of-venice.pdf

Book Summary:

This magical new novel by Governor General and Trillium Prize nominee Mark Frutkin, set in 13th century Venice and Cathay, is a dazzling fresco of shimmering language, brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleys, the wafting scent of cardomin and the mystical trill of a praying friar. It is the story of Marco Polo as he is about to set sail on an arduous and lengthy pilgrimage with his father, uncle and faithful guide across the sun-soaked silk route, the rich path of the carpet-makers and the black seas of the Indian Ocean. Doggedly pursued by a vengeful assassin of the Venetian Doge, Marco is eager to arrive in the promised land of the mighty Kublai Khan and bask in the safety offered by his royal legions. But while enjoying the myths of the new land, Polo is haunted by the recurring appearance of a winged lion which lurks behind his dreams and roams the palace of his heart. Even upon his return to Venice, a naval battle and capture by their rival Genoa, even as he languishes in an enemy jail cell recounting his trials to an incredulous inmate, there is always the heartbeat of the lion.

The Whispering Land

By Gerald Durrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141971312
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 570
  • File Pdf: the-whispering-land.pdf

Book Summary:

'When you have a large collection of animals to transport from one end of the world to the other you cannot, as a lot of people seem to think, just hoist them aboard the nearest ship and set off with a gay wave of your hand.' Gerald Durrell and his wife are the proud owners of a small zoo on the island of Jersey. But there's one thing that's better than a small zoo - a bigger one! So Durrell heads off to South America to collect more animals. Along windswept Patagonian shores and in Argentine tropical forests, he encounters a range of animals from penguins to elephant seals. But as always, he is drawn to those rare and interesting creatures which he hopes will thrive and breed in captivity . . . Told with enthusiasm and without sentimentality, Gerald Durrell's The Whispering Land is an often hilarious but always inspiring foray into the South American wilds.

Hammer Complete

By Howard Maxford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476629145
  • Pages : 992
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 214
  • File Pdf: hammer-complete.pdf

Book Summary:

Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.

The Whispering City

By Sara Moliner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Isbn : 0349139946
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: the-whispering-city.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner of an English PEN 'PEN Translates!' award. Barcelona, 1952: General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Martí Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realises that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite.

Westerns and the Trail of Tradition

By Barrie Hanfling
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476608369
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 663
  • File Pdf: westerns-and-the-trail-of-tradition.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the past century, the western has fluctuated in popularity. By 2010 it has come to stand, to the dismay of many, at one of its lowest points. Beginning with 1929 and the advent of talkies (In Old Arizona), the author discusses the cultural and industry trends, the directors, producers, studios and especially the stars, and looks at the ways in which their personalities (and financial ups and downs) affected the way westerns were shot. The improvements in technology through the years, the trick horses, the fistfight choreography, the evolution of plotlines—these are fascinating indicators of the way Americans themselves were changing.

Among the Rugged Peaks: An Intimate Biography of Carla Laemmle

By Rick Atkins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 221
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 904
  • File Pdf: among-the-rugged-peaks.pdf

Book Summary:

Carla Laemmle: Among the Rugged Peaks by Rick Atkins Carla Laemmle, one of Carl Laemmle, a nickelodeon-era film exhibitor got into producing movies in 1909, soon featuring stars such as Mary Pickford. His Independent Moving Pictures (IMP) incorporated with several other pioneering companies to form Universal Film Manufacturing Company, with Laemmle as President. Being boss enabled him to bring many family members in with jobs. His niece, Carla, often played small roles in such classics as The Phantom of the Opera (1925) starring Lon Chaney, and Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi, as well as many others. Explore this fascinating close-up of her intriguing life in the strange place that was Hollywood. 222 pages. Illustrated.

Motion Picture Series and Sequels

By Bernard A. Drew
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317928938
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 123
  • File Pdf: motion-picture-series-and-sequels.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.

REFLECTIONS OF A ''B''- MOVIE JUNKIE

By Jim Driscoll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781462838202
  • Pages : 459
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reads : 925
  • File Pdf: reflections-of-a-b-movie-junkie.pdf

Book Summary:

"Reflections Of A 'B' Movie Junkie" is a tribute to the old "B" Movies of the Saturday Matinees of yesteryear. Actually, it is more of a homage to them, or at least (6) genres of those film types, that were so prevalent back in primarily the '40's and '50's. Their research and discussion, however, in some instances, dates all the way back to the beginning of the "talkies" of motion picture content, and can extend in the other direction, into the early '70s. These (6) genres include the popular "B"-Western, The Comedy Teams, The Jungle Adventures, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror and the Serial, or Chapter Plays, so popular with the week-end Matinee crowds back then. These film-types filled up our Saturday afternoons (and evenings) with exciting adventure, curious wonder, spine-tingling horror, and non-stop action. Often filmed on a shoe-string budget, and in a limited time-frame, many of these "classics" came to be looked upon by many fans as being so truly bad, that they were good, (in a bad sort of way) ! They are thus categorized, reviewed and discussed, for the most part, in a lovingly personal style, especially when compared to the film types we are subjected to in today's market. They had their place in film history, and that time is long since gone. But, for some of us, they have never been equaled, which, for others, may indeed be a good thing.

LOCKWOOD & CO.: THE EMPTY GRAVE

By Jonathan Stroud
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 1484798570
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 680
  • File Pdf: lockwood-co.pdf

Book Summary:

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again. Exclusive to this paperback edition: a Lockwood & Co. short story, "The Dagger in the Desk," and an illustrated ghost guide.

The Undying Legion: Crown & Key

By Clay Griffith,Susan Griffith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345540492
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: the-undying-legion.pdf

Book Summary:

A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. With a flood of dark magic about to engulf Victorian London, can a handful of heroes vanquish a legion of the undead? When monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane comes across the gruesome aftermath of a ritual murder in a London church, he enlists the help of magician-scribe Simon Archer and alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther. Studying the macabre scene, they struggle to understand obscure clues in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics carved into the victim’s heart—as well as bizarre mystical allusions to the romantic poetry of William Blake. One thing is clear: Some very potent black magic is at work. But this human sacrifice is only the first in a series of ritualized slayings. Desperate to save lives while there is still time, Simon, Kate, and Malcolm—along with gadget geek Penny Carter and Charlotte, an adolescent werewolf—track down a necromancer who is reanimating the deceased. As the team battles an unrelenting army of undead, a powerful Egyptian mummy, and serpentine demons, the necromancer proves an elusive quarry. And when the true purpose of the ritual is revealed, the gifted allies must confront a destructive force that is positively apocalyptic. Praise for The Undying Legion “Monstrously entertaining.”—Wit and Sin “These books are just pure unadulterated fun.”—Slapdash & Sundry “An impressive follow-up in the Crown & Key trilogy.”—Bibliophage “A pulse-pounding ride.”—Faire’s Fair “A delightful read! . . . The Undying Legion combines a thrilling well-developed plot with spectacular action sequences, witty banter, and unlikely heroes that are fabulously unique and fascinating.”—Goldilox and the Three Weres “Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. . . . This book was fantastic.”—Word Gurgle Praise for Clay and Susan Griffith’s The Shadow Revolution “Team Griffith creates a number of really compelling characters whose exploits will keep readers glued to the pages! Terrific!”—RT Book Reviews “A fast-paced, action-filled dark fantasy that is just sheer fun to read . . . The Shadow Revolution kicks off the Crown & Key series in spectacular fashion!”—Fresh Fiction “Werewolves, mad science, and plenty of smiting. Pass the popcorn.”—Emma Jane Holloway, author of The Baskerville Affair series "A thrilling read! Clay and Susan Griffith have crafted a gritty, action-packed Victorian-era fantasy world full of dark creatures, mystery, and magic—a must read for steampunk fans!”—Shawntelle Madison, author of the Coveted series

The Dagger in the Desk

By Jonathan Stroud
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : 1484741927
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 763
  • File Pdf: the-dagger-in-the-desk.pdf

Book Summary:

A thrilling new case for London’s most talented psychic detection agency. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St. Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold—and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger...The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle, and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day? Don’t miss this exciting Lockwood & Co. adventure, which includes a bonus Ghost Guide and a preview of The Hollow Boy, the next book in the series!