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The King Of Diamonds

Author : Simon Tolkien
ISBN : 1429967277
Genre : Fiction
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A sophisticated mystery layered with dark secrets from the past, and slow-burning suspense It's 1960, and David Swain is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, David escapes from prison, and that same night Katya is found murdered in her uncle's home, Blackwater Hall. Inspector Trave of the Oxford Police, last seen in The Inheritance, heads the manhunt for David, whom he first brought to justice two years earlier. But Trave's suspicions lead him to Katya's uncle Titus Osman, a rich diamond dealer, and his sinister brother-in-law, Franz Claes, who has gone to great lengths to hide his former ties with the Nazis. However, Trave's motives are suspect - Osman is having an affair with Trave's estranged wife, Vanessa, and a newcomer to the Oxford Police, Inspector Macrae, is eager to exploit Trave's weaknesses to further his own ambition. Caught up in his superiors' rivalry, Trave's young assistant, Adam Clayton, finds himself uncertain who is right and which side to choose. Once David is captured and put on trial for his life, Trave is willing to risk everything that is dear to him—professionally and personally—to pursue his obsessive belief in Osman's guilt. In this expertly crafted follow-up to his acclaimed novel The Inheritance, Simon Tolkien has once again written a gripping and nuanced thriller laced with historical detail, treachery, and his signature writing style—a uniquely suspenseful blend that the Los Angeles Times called "half Christie and half Grisham." The King of Diamonds is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.
Category: Fiction

To Be The King Of Diamonds

Author : Walter Ryan Adams
ISBN : 1426956363
Genre : Self-Help
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Every person has a story, and all of us can pinpoint certain moments in our lives that have defined who we are today. Even so, not everyone shares the story they have to tell. Walter Ryan Adams, a high school baseball coach, tells his players a story every year. It involves how he answered some of life's most difficult questions and found his purpose from a speech, a letter, and a baseball. In the course of his story, he explores how to respond to criticism and being picked on; how leaving your comfort zone can make a difference in your life; how to overcome challenges that seem insurmountable, such as asthma; and how good friends can make huge differences in your life. By recalling the details of his past, Coach Adams seeks to create a moment that his students will remember. It is these moments, after all, that define us. He doesn't tell this story for himself. He tells it so that others can learn what it means To Be the King of Diamonds.
Category: Self-Help

The King Of Diamonds A Tale Of Mystery And Adventure

Author : Louis Tracy
ISBN : 1979295085
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Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M. P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century. He was born in Liverpool to a well-to-do middle-class family. At first he was educated at home and then at the French Seminary at Douai. Around 1884 he became a reporter for a local paper - 'The Northern Echo' at Darlington, circulating in parts of Durham and North Yorkshire; later he worked for papers in Cardiff and Allahabad. During 1892-1894 he was closely associated with Arthur Harmsworth, in 'The Sun' and 'The Evening News and Post'

Scarne On Card Tricks

Author : John Scarne
ISBN : 9780486317151
Genre : Games
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Marvelous treasury of card magic presents exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. Card wizard John Scarne reworked these tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," more.
Category: Games


Author : Jack Ogden
ISBN : 9780300235517
Genre : Nature
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A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the “king of gems,” including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It’s an in-depth study tracing the story of diamonds from their early mining and trade more than two thousand years ago to the 1700s, when Brazil displaced India as the world’s primary diamond supplier. Jack Ogden, a historian and gemologist specializing in ancient gems and jewelry, describes the early history of diamond jewelry, the development of diamond cutting, and how diamonds were assessed and valued. The book includes more than one hundred captivating images, from close-up full-color photographs of historic diamond-set jewelry (some previously unpublished), to photomicrographs of individual gems and illustrations of medieval manuscripts, as well as diagrams depicting historical methods of cutting and polishing diamonds.
Category: Nature

Poker World

Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
Genre : Games
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Introduction in poker: online poker, rules, hands, strategy, cheating, casino, tournaments, poker jargon, equipment, gambling, resources. Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring or hard and impersonal. It is fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. -- Lou Krieger
Category: Games

Fortune Telling By Cards

Author : P. R. Foli
ISBN : 0787303283
Genre : Fortune-telling by cards
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1904 Contents: How We Got Our Pack of Cards; What the Individual Cards Signify; the Selected Pack of Thirty-Two Cards; the Signification of Quartets, Triplets & Pairs; What the Cards Can Tell of the Past, Present & Future; Your Fortune in Twenty-On.
Category: Fortune-telling by cards

The Blue Wore Through

Author : John Patton O'Dell
ISBN : 9781465350541
Genre : Poetry
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This collection contains the fi rst fi ve books completed by John Patton ODell. They appear in the order they were written. The fi rst four books are volumes of poetry, ranging from epic to lyric. The poetry is emotional, spiritual, and at times religious. The fi rst and fourth books do not contain long poems, nearly half the poems in the fourth book were written as song lyrics. The fi fth book is a collection of short stories which house elements of drama, fantasy, suspense, and the supernatural. A touch of humor, also a focus on nature, can be found throughout the books.
Category: Poetry


Author : Mac Keyes
ISBN : 9781469118369
Genre : Fiction
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When Blake Adams enters a contest set up by a Corporate Mephistopheles who seduces others into his power schemes, he realizes that his obsession with a game of solitaire called Gaps reveals a solution. He travels to Baghdad, Kigali, Manzini, down the Current River, to the resort town of Branson and through the Corporate world with his sexy wife Brooksie and his trusted friend Jonathan, searching for the key to unlock the confusion about family values and the meaning to life. This is a novel about the search for significance and the discovery of authenticity, investigating the nuances of sex, abuse of political power and the contest for spiritual and social values. This romance/mystery offers a poetic love story reserved for mature readers.
Category: Fiction

The Oracle Of Love

Author : LeeAnn Richards
ISBN : 9780307422262
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Lost in Love? Let an ordinary deck of playing cards uncover your romantic destiny. Regardless of whether you’re wondering about the cute divorcé in the next office, working through an issue with your longtime partner, or convinced last night’s blind date may really be the one, here is your guide to the laws of love. Using a deck of playing cards and The Oracle of Love, anyone can learn how to spread out the cards and read them like a pro. The Oracle of Love will help single women: • Size up the character of the new men in their lives • Predict the future of new alliances • Determine what went wrong in past relationships And it will show women in established relationships how to: • Better understand their partners • Enjoy the many phases—including the ups and downs—of longtime unions • Deepen the love and compassion between them Whether you’re well versed in the ancient wisdom of the cards, a newcomer to divination, or simply a seeker of answers, The Oracle of Love offers an accessible and fun glimpse into your romantic future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit