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The Vanishing Box

Author : Elly Griffiths
ISBN : 178429702X
Genre : Fiction
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The fourth Stephens and Mephisto mystery from the author of the bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway series - a must-read for fans of Bryant and May. 'Mixes cosiness and sharpness in a way that recalls the best of Agatha Christie' Sunday Express (on Smoke and Mirrors) What do a murdered Brighton flower seller, the death of Cleopatra and a nude tableau show have in common? Read the most dangerous case yet for Stephens and Mephisto to find out. Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter Ruby are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens' current case of the death of a quiet flowerseller, but if there's one thing the old comrades have learned it's that, in Brighton, the line between art and life - and death - is all too easily blurred...
Category: Fiction

Smoke And Mirrors

Author : Elly Griffiths
ISBN : 9781784290559
Genre : Fiction
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'Recalls the very best of Agatha Christie' Sunday Express Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season takes a dark turn when two missing children are found dead under the snow, surrounded by sweets - a macabre, real-life Hansel and Gretel. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends. Does the clue lie in Annie's unfinished - and rather disturbing - last script? Or might it lie with the eccentric actor types who have assembled for the pantomime? Once again Edgar enlists magician and ex-wartime comrade Max Mephisto's help in penetrating the shadowy theatrical world that seems to hold the key. But is this all just classic misdirection?
Category: Fiction

Wizard Academies Dreamsailor

Author : Celina Cook
ISBN : 9781300781400
Genre : Fiction
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Every Wizard Academy is a little different. But Potent Conch School takes the prize for unusual location: it’s situated high on a cliffside fortress in Scotland; with towers, walls, and façade carved into the face of the cliff. The school is guarded by enchanted springs and streams, sea mage enchantments, and a monster or two. The only way to get there is by Pegasus, Unicorn, or Rainbow Bridge. Potent Conch was founded by an old Scottish sailor who traveled the world in his youth and brought back various esoteric magick ideas from remote parts of the world. Accordingly, his ideas of the Laws of Magick are a bit different from those of the standard British or European wizard schools. Numerology features in his world view of magick, as does the power of conch shells from Hawaii, the Golden Ratio, and strange and exotic artifacts. Follow the adventures of Ben Springfate and Rosemary Dochas Grey, student wizards who turn out to be NOT what they seem.
Category: Fiction

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

The Disappearing Man

Author : Doug Peterson
ISBN : 9781936164332
Genre : Drama
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"Based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown's amazing escape from slavery"--Cover.
Category: Drama

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

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? jdhowardauthor.com "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

Dynamical Systems

Author : Albert Fathi
ISBN : 9780521860680
Genre : Mathematics
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A collection of up-to-date research and classic papers reflecting the work of Michael Herman.
Category: Mathematics

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

Photoshop Cs5 All In One For Dummies

Author : Barbara Obermeier
ISBN : 9780470873243
Genre : Computers
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A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5 Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of Photoshop CS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nine self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop. Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced tools This full-color guide includes nine self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; and Photoshop and Print Includes all the basics for beginners as well as how to manage color, modify and transform selections and paths, make corrections with filters, use the liquefy command, prepare graphics for print or the Web, create contact sheets and picture packages, and more With bonus information on the companion website and coverage for both Windows and Mac, Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies is an all-purpose reference.
Category: Computers

The Vanishing

Author : Bentley Little
ISBN : 9781440620959
Genre : Fiction
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With his novels, “Bentley Little has created nothing less than a nightmarishly brilliant tour de force of modern life in America.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In Beverly Hills, a wealthy CEO goes on a bloody rampage and videotapes the slaughter. He leaves behind a chilling cryptic message...“This is where it begins.” Miles away, an alarmed mother receives an unsettling letter from her estranged husband, stained with bloody fingerprints. And all across California, children are becoming affected by a monstrous change—and their parents, by a mounting fear. Social worker Carrie Daniels and reporter Brian Howells are determined to find the link between these baffling crimes. But they shouldn’t look too deeply into the lives of the victims. It’s quite dark there. And God help them, they won’t like what they find.
Category: Fiction

The Black Box

Author : M. P. Shiel
ISBN : 9781605431352
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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 Act

Author : Mette Jakobsen
ISBN : 9781448114825
Genre : Fiction
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This is a story about a snow-covered island you won't find on any map. It's the story of a girl, Minou. A year ago, her mother walked out into the rain and never came back. It's about a magician and a priest and a dog called No Name. It's about a father's endless hunt for the truth. It's about a dead boy who listens, and Minou's search for her mother's voice. It's a story of how even the most isolated places have their own secrets. It's a story you will never forget.
Category: Fiction

Manga Studio For Dummies

Author : Doug Hills
ISBN : 1118051467
Genre : Computers
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Love Manga? The newest features of Manga Studio help you bring your ideas to life! The tools available in the latest version of this powerful program make it easy to turn your computer into your drawing board, and Manga Studio For Dummies makes it easy to get started. Discover how to use Manga Studio to begin creating comics in manga or Western styles, add color to your creations, and share them with your adoring public. It’s a breeze once you know your way around the program. Manga may have begun in Japan, but Manga Studio For Dummies is written in plain English, and shows you how to: Build and use page templates Rough in your comic with penciling techniques Work 100% digital, or use a combination of digital and traditional tools if you prefer Work with layers, rulers, and panels Add speech bubbles and sound effects text Ink your work and add tones Prepare your creations for print or distribution on the Web Written by a working digital artist, Manga Studio For Dummies covers both Manga Studio Debut and EX versions. As an added bonus, it even gives you a peek into the world of manga and comics in general. With the help of Manga Studio For Dummies, you just might find yourself among the comic artists whose work populates the Web and gathers thousands of fans! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Category: Computers

Truly Devious 3 Book Box Set

Author : Maureen Johnson
ISBN : 0063023156
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Bestselling author Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious trilogy is a hilarious and inspiring whodunit that weaves together the story of a cold case from 1936 and the story of teen sleuth Stevie Bell in the present. The Truly Devious box set includes all three paperbacks in the series and is perfect for gift-giving and binge reading. The Truly Devious case--an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936--has consumed Stevie for years. It's the very reason she came to the Academy. But after she arrives, more students turn up dead. Teen detective Stevie is on the case until she solves every mysterious death--from the past and the present. Praise for Truly Devious: "Parallel mysteries unfold with cleverly written dialogue, pate-turning brilliance, and a young sleuth as captivating as Hercule Poirot." --USA Today "The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit. A multilayered, modern detective story." --The New York Times Book Review Praise for The Vanishing Stair: "Take it from the world's most impatient reader: If the Truly Devious series is basically one long mystery book, The Vanishing Stair is middle part so enjoyable you won't even want to skip to the end." --Entertainment Weekly Praise for The Hand on the Wall: "A richly satisfying, Poirot-like ending for Johnson's inspired and inspiring teen sleuth." --Kirkus Reviews --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Vanishing Point

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9780802193971
Genre : Fiction
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“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 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 apparent that 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 Nicolaides 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. “[McDermid’s] work is taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold.” —The Times (London)
Category: Fiction

Cool Cars Cartooning

Author : Jack Keely
ISBN : 9781600580642
Genre : Art
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Cartoons & comic strips.
Category: Art