The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

Titre : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time
Auteur : Mark Haddon
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448139859
Libération : 2012-08-02

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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

They Never Said it

Titre : They Never Said it
Auteur : Paul F. Boller
Éditeur : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN-13 : 9780195064698
Libération : 1989

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Discusses hundreds of famous quotes, revealing who really said them, to whom they were falsely attributed, and how these attributions came about

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

Titre : The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Auteur : Russell Miller
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781407093086
Libération : 2010-06-22

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As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 'the world's most famous man who never was', Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favourite writers; his work is read with affection - and sometimes obsession - the world over. Writer, doctor, cricketer, public figure and family man, his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh, with the mental illness of his artistically gifted but alcoholic father casting a shadow over his early life. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until his Sherlock Holmes stories became a publishing phenomenon and propelled him to worldwide fame. Whilst he enjoyed the celebrity Holmes brought him, he also felt that the stories kept him from more serious work. Beyond his writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would ultimately damage his reputation. During his lifetime Conan Doyle wrote more than 1,500 letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes: Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle also makes use of the writer's personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw fully on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material. Told with panache, The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle is an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure and an outstanding literary biograhy.

Raymond Chandler Speaking

Titre : Raymond Chandler Speaking
Auteur : Raymond Chandler
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520208358
Libération : 1977

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Tough-minded and typically idiosyncratic, here is Chandler on Chandler, the mystery novel, writing, Hollywood, TV, publishing, cats, and famous crimes. This skillfully edited selection of letters, articles, and notes also includes the short story "A Couple of Writers" and the first chapters of Chandler's last Philip Marlowe novel, The Poodle Springs Story, left unfinished at his death. Paul Skenazy has provided a new introduction for this edition as well as a new selected bibliography.

Beyond the Wall

Titre : Beyond the Wall
Auteur : James Lowder
Éditeur : BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9781936661756
Libération : 2012-06-05

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The world created by George R.R. Martin in his high fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire—now the basis for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones—is not only richly drawn, but also immensely popular. By A Game of Thrones’ debut in May 2011, the series already had more than 6 million copies in print in the US and had sold more than 16 million worldwide. Since the television series’ debut, A Game of Thrones and subsequent titles in the series have appeared consistently on the New York Times bestseller list. The latest title in the series, A Dance with Dragons, sold nearly 300,000 copies on its first day in print. Beyond the Wall explores the book series’ influences, its place in the fantasy pantheon, its challenging narrative choices, and the pull of its stunningly epic scope.

Understanding John Le Carr

Titre : Understanding John Le Carr
Auteur : John L. Cobbs
Éditeur : Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN-13 : 1570031681
Libération : 1998

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This text provides an introduction to a writer who is arguably 20th-century England's most successful serious novelist and one of the foremost living figure in English literature of espionage and detection. The author aims to establish that le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage writing, and that he is pre-eminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners.

Sherlock

Titre : Sherlock
Auteur : Otto Penzler
Éditeur : Head of Zeus
ISBN-13 : 9781784970673
Libération : 2015-10-22

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In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle put pen to paper and created a legend: Sherlock Holmes. The greatest detective of all time. His tall, slender, hawk-nosed figure with his deerstalker hat is instantly recognizable in every corner of the world. Alongside Doyle's original stories, Sherlock has spawned a literature of his own in parodies and homages. More than 25,000 books, stories and articles have been written by authors, amateurs and scholars. In this stupendous anthology, the best and most brilliant are collected together for the first time. CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Arthur Conan Doyle, James M. Barrie, O. Henry, Stephen King, Kingsley Amis, A.A. Milne, P.G. Wodehouse, Neil Gaiman, Anthony Burgess, Colin Dexter and Anne Perry.

Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter

Titre : Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter
Auteur : Barry Grant
Éditeur : Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781780101149
Libération : 2011-06-01

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The original super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, is back on the case Having emerged from a Swiss glacier and solved his first murder case in more than ninety-five years, the world’s most famous detective now sleuths through modern London seeking a stolen letter purportedly written by Shakespeare. But as Holmes and his roommate, James Wilson, track the letter and its terrorist dealers to a Scottish castle, where a myriad of surprises await, Holmes fears that his ‘resuscitation’ process may be flawed, and his mind disintegrating . . .

By Gaslight

Titre : By Gaslight
Auteur : Steven Price
Éditeur : Oneworld Publications
ISBN-13 : 9781780748696
Libération : 2016-09-01

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A deeply atmospheric literary tour de force with a cast of unforgettable characters, By Gaslight is the remarkable story of one detective's ceaseless hunt for an elusive criminal. London, 1885. A woman’s body is discovered on Edgware Road; ten miles away, her head is dredged from the dark, muddy waters of the Thames. Famed detective William Pinkerton had one lead to the notorious thief Edward Shade, and now that lead is dead. Determined to drag Shade out of the shadows, Pinkerton descends into the seedy underworld of Victorian London, with its gas-lit streets, opium dens, sewers and séance halls, its underworld of spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves and pitiless murderers. Adam Foole is a gentleman without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. Returning to London in search of his lost beloved, his journey brings him face-to-face with Pinkerton, and what he learns of his lover’s fate will force him to confront a past - and a grief - he thought long buried. Epic in scope, brilliantly conceived and vividly atmospheric, By Gaslight is a riveting portrait of two men on the brink. Shrouded in secrets, betrayals and deceptions, this is the story of the most unlikely of bonds: between

The Luminaries

Titre : The Luminaries
Auteur : Eleanor Catton
Éditeur : Granta Books
ISBN-13 : 9781847085931
Libération : 2013-08-01

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It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.