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Whispers Under Ground

Author : Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN : 9780345524621
Genre : Fiction
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A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Pc Grant Novels

Author : Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN : 1473214386
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My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair. Collected here are the first three books in the PC Peter Grant series - RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO and WHISPERS UNDER GROUND.

Whispers Of War

Author : Lee Richards
ISBN : 9780954293642
Genre : Political Science
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A collection of over 1,500 of the most noteworthy, provocative and amusing subversive rumours concocted by the British Government's Underground Propaganda Committee throughout the Second World War.
Category: Political Science

Whispers Across Time

Author : Stuart Coates
ISBN : 9781475911411
Genre : Fiction
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The first time Tiffany Abernathy travels through time is in 1898, right before her parents are killed. An automobile runs their carriage off the road. Tiffany is thrown into a nearby tree, while her parents plunge to their deaths at the bottom of a ravine. As Tiffany hangs from its limbs, the tree is struck by lightning; strangely, Tiffany finds herself transported decades into the future. It won't be the last time. Although Tiffany eventually returns to 1898, in 1910, an even bigger shock comes her way. Directly following her wedding, an electric shock sends her to the year 2011. Tiffany understands what has occurred, but her great-granddaughter, Kate Dixon, does not. Suddenly, Kate finds herself transported to the year 1910. Not only that, but she is inhabiting the body of Mrs. Tiffany Abernathy Nichols. A modern science experiment has created a black hole deep beneath the surface of Portland, Maine. Time travel occurs through this black hole, but the ramifications are much more severe than body-swapping. Because of the black hole, the trajectory of Earth in 1910 has been thrown into the path of Halley's Comet and certain destruction. Will Tiffany and Kate be able to fix what has been done, or will they also die, each trapped in the body of the other?
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Underground Road

Author : Sharon Kernot
ISBN : 9781743051924
Genre : Australian fiction
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Damien, Edith, Kenneth and Mary are residents of a single street whose lives are ordinary to the last degree and as such encompass addiction and domestic violence, quiet achievements and small acts of kindness and treachery. Jack and Mary, locked at uncomfortably close quarters on Jack's retirement, chafe and sulk and fret. Edith finds solace in her lonely life playing the pokies. Young Damien, terrified of his stepfather Marcus and the school bully, broods on revenge. And Kenneth, unhinged, wanders the streets. Lives intertwine and decisions are made. And the tension grows to its shattering climax.
Category: Australian fiction

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781250028044
Genre : Fiction
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories
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Whispers In The Pines

Author : Joanna Burger
ISBN : 0813537940
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A New Jersey naturalist offers an informative tour of the unique pine barrens of the eastern United States, documenting the rich diversity of plant and animal species that make the habitats their home, as well as the ecology, environmental significance, geology, folklore, and history of such regions as the Albany Pine Bush, the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Long Island Barrens, and others. Simultaneous.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rivers Of London Body Work 1

Author : Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN : 9781782768364
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Peter Grant is one of only two members of a very special branch of London's Metropolitan Police. He is, in fact, pretty much a wizard and it's his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent folk! Written by Doctor Who writer Ben Aaronovitch (Remembrance of the Daleks) and set in the world of his own bestselling novels, with Doctor Who showrunner Andrew Cartmel! Rivers of London novels have sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide to date! In continuity with the novels – not an adaptation, this is an all-new story set between books 4 and 5!
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Underground Rivers

Author : Mike French
ISBN : 9781782343158
Genre : Fiction
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The Luton Writers’ Group was born out of a question: Are there still writers out there or has Luton become a literary desert? Before the group started, a workshop was run last year at Luton library about getting published. One person turned up... A year on and we have a collection called Underground Rivers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Luton Central Library. The name is a reference to the River Lea which runs under the library and it’s an answer to our question – it may appear to be a desert, with the odd oasis - like Booker shortlisted Stephen Kelman - but underneath there is abundant life. This book is proof of that and is a mix of short stories, scripts and opening chapters of novels all of which have been forged this year from writers who gathered for the first time in February when the library started the group.
Category: Fiction

Underground Voices

Author : Cetywa Powell
ISBN : 9780595380923
Genre : Fiction
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Underground Voices is a collection of thirty-three short stories fueled by noir, grit, alcoholism, mental illnesses, psychiatric sessions, torments, journals, confessions, and purging.
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