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The Vanishing Box

Author : Elly Griffiths
ISBN : 9780544750296
Genre : Fiction
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In a nail-biting hunt for a missing loved one, DI Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto discover once again that the line between art, life, and death is all too easily blurred. It's the holiday season and Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby have landed a headlining gig at the Brighton Hippodrome, the biggest theater in the city, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savory supporting act: a tableau show of naked "living statues." But when one of the girls goes missing and turns up dead not long after, Max and Ruby realize there's something far more sinister than obscenity afoot in the theater. DI Edgar Stephens is on the case. As he searches for the killer, he begins to suspect that her fatal vanishing act may very well be related to another case, the death of a quiet local florist. But just as he's narrowing in on the missing link, Ruby goes missing, and he and Max must team up once again to find her.
Category: Fiction

The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox

Author : Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN : 9780755372263
Genre : Fiction
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From the Costa Award winning, bestselling author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed. 'Unputdownable' Ali Smith Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done. Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released. Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?
Category: Fiction

The Vanishing Of Katherine Sullivan

Author : Christina Weaver
ISBN : 9781532068119
Genre : Fiction
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When Matthew Sullivan’s elderly uncle is told he needs to clean his property or lose it, Matt begrudgingly begins to help the hoarder start organizing his home. As he cleans, he discovers references to a grandmother the family never discusses. His curiosity piqued, Matt asks his uncle what happened to her and receives stubborn silence. Confused and curious, Matt begins to dig into his family’s history. As he scrapes the surface, he receives a phone call from an estranged family member who is running for president of the United States and is told to stop immediately. The call only galvanizes his need to discover what really happened to his grandmother, Katherine Sullivan. Matt’s investigation leads him to a small town in West Virginia, deep in the mighty Allegheny Mountains, where he begins to uncover the terrifying truth of what really happened on that fateful day in 1948.
Category: Fiction

The Case Of The Vanishing Scroll

Author : J. D. Howard
ISBN : 9781490807843
Genre : Fiction
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When an ancient scroll of the biblical book of Esther vanishes from the museum, police accuse Sam's friend Dr. DiGenio of the crime. Sam doesn't believe the charge against him and leads his friends on a mission to discover the truth. Together, they uncover a shadowy world as they find one clue after another. Every step on the trail takes them deeper into danger. Will their adventure mean the end for Sam and his friends? "While this family-friendly book reminds me of the fun of a Hardy Boys mystery, J.D. Howard also weaves a spiritual thread into the narrative that doesn't slow down the action. The Italian setting comes alive as the story unfolds. A great book for boys or anyone who enjoys a tightly plotted, action-packed mystery." Sharon Dunn, award-winning author of The Ruby Taylor Mysteries
Category: Fiction

Spine Tingling Magic Tricks

Author : David Knoles
ISBN : 0806975695
Genre : Games & Activities
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Easy to follow instruction in creating the illusion of performing magic tricks.
Category: Games & Activities

They Also Serve

Author : Mike Moscoe
ISBN : 9781101617632
Genre : Fiction
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A WAR WITHIN Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Mary Rodrigo were once enemies in an interstellar war. Now they’re working together to keep the peace. But can they protect themselves from an enemy they can’t even see? When a bad space jump flings their starship thousands of light-years away from home, Longknife and Rodrigo make an amazing discovery: a planet inhabited by the descendants of a ship’s crew—lost three hundred years earlier. As acting ambassador, Longknife is eager to welcome the planet’s population back into the fold of humanity. But Rodrigo is suspicious. She senses that something is wrong under the planet’s veneer of peace and prosperity. And she’s right....
Category: Fiction

Perspective Drawing Handbook

Author : Joseph D'Amelio
ISBN : 9780486317304
Genre : Art
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DIVConcisely written text accompanied by more than 150 simply drawn illustrations together demonstrate vanishing points and eye level and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality and perspective distortion. /div
Category: Art

The Vanishing

Author : Heath Jannusch
ISBN : 9781478368144
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in The End of Time Chronicles, The Vanishing, begins the moment after millions of people vanish in a bright light. The ground begins to shake violently as hundreds of meteors crash down all over the planet. Nations are thrown into chaos as famine and disease sweep across the globe. The world is forever changed! Full of riveting action and unsuspecting twists, The Vanishing exposes the revelation of what's to come. As the story unfolds monsters foretold in legends, written long ago, will once again emerge. Giants, dragons, and sea-monsters, reclaim territory once lost to champions of old. No place on earth will be safe from evil or the men and beasts it controls. But where there are villains, there are heroes. Lex Mancini is an attractive rebel who's never really been anything but a con-man. But something miraculous is about to find him, love. Fleeing the scene of a crime, he's unaware the fate of many will depend on him. The town of Clearview becomes a sanctuary for the righteous and a resting place for those in need. Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the small town finds itself in the middle of anarchy, war and turmoil, struggling to survive. His family gone, Shiloh Evans has been taking it one day at a time. Working on a mysterious project, he must face his personal demons and find the strength to lead the town to safety. Betrayed by their government, Michael Mason and Cleo Brown, covert agents for the CIA, are in possession of top secret, encrypted documents. The information they possess might be the key to saving the world. As the future unfolds there are things foretold which will come to pass. It isn't a matter of if, but a matter of when...
Category: Fiction

The Vanishing Point

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9780802193971
Genre : Fiction
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“[McDermid’s] work is taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold.”—The Times (UK) “Masterfully handled, and McDermid’s ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended.”—The Guardian (UK) From one of the finest crime writers we have, The Vanishing Point kicks off with a nightmare scenario—the abduction of a child in an international airport. Stephanie Harker is in the screening booth at airport security, separated from Jimmy Higgins, the five-year-old boy she’s in the process of adopting, when a man in a TSA uniform leads the boy away. The more Stephanie sounds the alarm, the more the security agents suspect her, and the further away the kidnapper gets. It soon becomes clear nothing in this situation is clear cut. For starters, Jimmy’s birth mother was a celebrity—living in a world where conspiracy and obfuscation are excused for the sake of column inches. And then there are the bad boys in both women’s pasts. As FBI agent Vivian McKuras and Scotland Yard Detective Nick Nikolaides investigate on both sides of the pond, Stephanie learns just how deep a parent’s fear can reach. And the horrifying reality is that she has good reason to be afraid—for reasons she never saw coming. “The Vanishing Point . . . is marked by [McDermid’s] trademark stunners, including a climax that packs a vicious punch. And readers are again left to marvel at her ingenuity.”—Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch “McDermid knows crime, but more importantly, she knows the dark side of men and women and the havoc they can wreak on each other’s lives. . . . The Vanishing Point is a stand-alone and does it ever. . . . Th[e] opening is shocking, edge-of-your-seat unnerving and violent on different levels. The reader is immediately drawn in by Harker’s overwhelming panic and fear. It’s taut, smart, vivid writing.”—Victoria Brownworth, Lambda Literary (online)
Category: Fiction

Photoshop Cs4 All In One For Dummies

Author : Barbara Obermeier
ISBN : 0470448113
Genre : Computers
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Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets
Category: Computers