Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volumes I and II

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553897446
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.” Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN:
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There is no riddle that sharp mind of detective Sherlock Holmes can’t solve. Observation, intelligence, selflessness and bravery distinguish a famous literature character created by writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The inimitable duet of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson sets to investigation of a crime series, masterly solves complicated cases and restores justice inside and outside London.

Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633051
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Father Brown is a small, round Catholic priest with a highly developed understanding of the criminal mind, derived from his time listening to men confess their sins. His diminutive presence disguises a powerful intellect and ability to solve the strangest crimes in the most fascinating manner. This collection of stories draws upon all five Father Brown books and demonstrates the considerable range of those tales. From the unparalleled invention of "The Blue Cross" to the bizarre mystery of "The Blast of the Book", these stories contain as much wisdom as they do wonder.

The Science of Conjecture

Author: James Franklin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418819
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How did we make reliable predictions before Pascal and Fermat's discovery of the mathematics of probability in 1654? What methods in law, science, commerce, philosophy, and logic helped us to get at the truth in cases where certainty was not attainable? In The Science of Conjecture, James Franklin examines how judges, witch inquisitors, and juries evaluated evidence; how scientists weighed reasons for and against scientific theories; and how merchants counted shipwrecks to determine insurance rates. The Science of Conjecture provides a history of rational methods of dealing with uncertainty and explores the coming to consciousness of the human understanding of risk. -- Giora Hon

The Secret of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141393335
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The fourth collection of Father Brown stories featuring the ingenious amateur detective. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of Chesterton's original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 'You see, I had murdered them all myself ... I had thought out exactly how a thing like that could be done, and in what style or state of mind a man could really do it. And when I was quite sure that I felt exactly like the murderer myself, of course I knew who he was.' Unassuming super-sleuth Father Brown has such brilliant powers of deduction that he knows more about crime than the criminals themselves. In this fourth volume of stories, the shabby priest unravels the most baffling conundrums involving, among others, a flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best- known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

Murder Red Ink

Author: Mord McGhee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519616234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Graphic. Intense. Provocative. The psychological thriller has a new voice and it is Mord McGhee." --STEVE ALTEN, NYTimes best-selling author of MEG & THE LOCH. Jack the Ripper is no longer a Scooby Doo villain being chased by sleuths through the foggy streets of Victorian London. Jack the Ripper was a real-life monster responsible for the world's most heinous crimes ever committed upon human beings. Twists and turns abound in this in-your-face look at the unsolved murder mystery of 1888's Autumn of Terror. From Jack's bloody trail to a future filled with technological ghosts able to interact with history, Mord McGhee's MURDER RED INK is a mind-blowing vision of history repeating itself in the worst way imaginable. On several short lists of Year's Best Horror of 2014, McGhee's always one step ahead of the reader. Nothing will ever be the same again. Science Fiction dripping with horror Everything you think you know about Jack the Ripper is about to be sliced from ear to ear.

Entertainment Computing ICEC 2011

Author: Junia Anacleto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642245005
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2011, held in Vancouver, Canada, in October 2011, under the auspices of IFIP. The 20 revised long papers, 18 short papers and 24 poster papers and demos presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 initial submissions. The papers cover all main domains of entertainment computing, from interactive music to games, taking a wide range of scientific domains from aesthetic to computer science. The papers are organized in topical sections on story, active games, player experience, camera and 3D, educational entertainment, game development, self and identity, social and mobile entertainment; plus the four categories: demonstrations, posters, workshosp, and tutorial.

The Best Short Stories of J G Ballard

Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 146685667X
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First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of J. G. Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed through a strong microscope, were eerily prescient and now provide greater perspective on our computer-dominated culture. Ballard's voice and vision have long served as a font of inspiration for today's cyber-punks, the authors and futurists who brought the information age into the mainstream.

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies

Author: Eckhardt Fuchs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137531428
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This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.