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Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories

Problem at Pollensa Bay – Parker Pyne
The Second Gong – Poirot
Yellow Iris – Poirot
The Harlequin Tea Set – Harley Quin
The Regatta Mystery – Parker Pyne
The Love Detectives – Harley Quin
Next To A Dog – Romance
Magnolia Blossom – Romance

Problem at Pollensa Bay – Parker Pyne
The Second Gong – Poirot
Yellow Iris – Poirot
The Harlequin Tea Set – Harley Quin
The Regatta Mystery – Parker Pyne
The Love Detectives – Harley Quin
Next To A Dog – Romance
Magnolia Blossom – Romance

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Prisoner of Night

**From #1 *New York Times* bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.**
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.

**From #1 *New York Times* bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.**
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.

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Phosphors, Up Conversion Nano Particles, Quantum Dots and Their Applications: Volume 2

This book introduces readers to fundamental information on phosphor and quantum dots. It comprehensively reviews the latest research advances in and applications of fluoride phosphors, oxide phosphors, nitridosilicate phosphors and various quantum dot materials. Phosphors and phosphor-based quantum dot materials have recently gained considerable scientific interest due to their wide range of applications in lighting, displays, medical and telecommunication technologies.
This work will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students in materials sciences and chemistry who wish to learn more about the principles, synthesis and analysis of phosphors and quantum dot materials.

This book introduces readers to fundamental information on phosphor and quantum dots. It comprehensively reviews the latest research advances in and applications of fluoride phosphors, oxide phosphors, nitridosilicate phosphors and various quantum dot materials. Phosphors and phosphor-based quantum dot materials have recently gained considerable scientific interest due to their wide range of applications in lighting, displays, medical and telecommunication technologies.
This work will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students in materials sciences and chemistry who wish to learn more about the principles, synthesis and analysis of phosphors and quantum dot materials.

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Permanent Record

**Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.**
* * *
In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, *Permanent Record* is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, *Permanent Record* is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic. **
### Review
“A riveting account… Reads like a literary thriller… Without belaboring his points, Snowden pushes the reader to reflect more seriously on what every American should be asking already. What does it mean to have the data of our lives collected and stored on file, ready to be accessed – not just now, by whatever administration happens to be in office at the moment, but potentially forever?”
* **―The New York Times** *
### About the Author
**Edward Snowden** was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and grew up in the shadow of Fort Meade. A systems engineer by training, he served as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, and worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency. He has received numerous awards for his public service, including the Right Livelihood Award, the German Whistleblower Prize, the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, and the Carl von Ossietzky Medal from the International League of Human Rights. Currently, he serves as president of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. 

**Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.**
* * *
In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, *Permanent Record* is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, *Permanent Record* is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic. **
### Review
“A riveting account… Reads like a literary thriller… Without belaboring his points, Snowden pushes the reader to reflect more seriously on what every American should be asking already. What does it mean to have the data of our lives collected and stored on file, ready to be accessed – not just now, by whatever administration happens to be in office at the moment, but potentially forever?”
* **―The New York Times** *
### About the Author
**Edward Snowden** was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and grew up in the shadow of Fort Meade. A systems engineer by training, he served as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, and worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency. He has received numerous awards for his public service, including the Right Livelihood Award, the German Whistleblower Prize, the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, and the Carl von Ossietzky Medal from the International League of Human Rights. Currently, he serves as president of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. 

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Père Goriot

The text is accompanied by an introduction, textual annotations by the editor, and a map of Paris. “Responses: Contemporaries and Other Novelists” illustrates Balzac’s immense influence on other writers, among them Charles Baudelaire, Hippolyte Taine, ?mile Zola, and Marcel Proust. “Twentieth-Century Criticism” presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics include Ernst Robert Curtius, Albert B?guin, Erich Auerback, Georges Poulet, Michel Butor, Louis Chevalier, Pierre Barb?ris, Peter Brooks, Sandy Petrey, Nicole Mozet, and Janet L. Beizer.

The text is accompanied by an introduction, textual annotations by the editor, and a map of Paris. “Responses: Contemporaries and Other Novelists” illustrates Balzac’s immense influence on other writers, among them Charles Baudelaire, Hippolyte Taine, ?mile Zola, and Marcel Proust. “Twentieth-Century Criticism” presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics include Ernst Robert Curtius, Albert B?guin, Erich Auerback, Georges Poulet, Michel Butor, Louis Chevalier, Pierre Barb?ris, Peter Brooks, Sandy Petrey, Nicole Mozet, and Janet L. Beizer.

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People, Power, and Profits

A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.

We all have the sense that the American economy—and its government—tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn’t done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment.

Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of…

A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.

We all have the sense that the American economy—and its government—tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn’t done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment.

Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of…

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Pedigree

«Miliardi, miliardi e miliardi di animali sulla faccia della terra, per aria, nell’acqua, dappertutto, compiono senza sosta, minuto per minuto, uno sforzo di tutte le loro cellule verso un divenire che non conoscono, come le formiche che traversano precipizi trascinando fardelli cento volte più grandi di loro, si avventurano fra montagne di sabbia o di fango e ritentano dieci volte l’assalto a un medesimo ostacolo, senza che la loro carovana cambi strada». Così apparvero, all’occhio di Simenon, i primi anni della sua vita: innumerevoli piccoli gesti e piccole figure, grumi di pigmento su una tela sconfinata. Era un epos grandioso della piccolezza, delle esistenze oscure, una delle quali era stata la sua. Simenon viveva allora da sfollato a Fontenay-le-Comte, nel 1941. «Un medico, in base a una radiografia sospetta, mi annunciò che mi rimanevano al massimo due anni di vita e mi condannò a un’inattività quasi totale». Simenon non poteva però cessare di scrivere. Pensò a qualcosa di unico e di ultimo: raccontare la sua infanzia, in forma di lunga lettera al figlio. Poi quella lettera diventò romanzo, il più personale e segreto di Simenon, ma anche quello dove ritroviamo tutta la sostanza, in senso chimico, di tutti i suoi libri. Non è la storia dell’infanzia di un artista. Anzi, a lungo il piccolo Roger vi fa da comparsa, mentre campeggia sulla scena la minuta figura della madre Élise. Questa donna «che si scusa di esistere, di esserci, che chiede perdono prima d’aver fatto il male», ha la presenza perentoria dei grandi personaggi della letteratura. La sua fragilità è tutta apparente. Élise possiede una fibra inattaccabile e un occhio sicuro, che riconosce subito se il marito Désiré ha comprato un etto e mezzo di fegato invece di un etto. Pochi scrittori hanno saputo illuminare come Simenon i profondi misteri della piccola borghesia, e soprattutto della sua frangia più pura, quella che lotta testardamente per non cadere nella mera povertà, quella per cui il decoro è un baluardo contro l’umiliazione perpetua. Per questi esseri, fra i quali Simenon è cresciuto, i parenti, le stanze, i vestiti, le chiacchiere dei vicini formano una rete fittissima, che oscura il cielo e grava sulla vita. Quella rete è il pedigree di cui Simenon è stato il perfetto genealogista in tutta la sua opera. Mai però la sua lente si è avvicinata così tanto all’oggetto della narrazione come in questo libro. Qui i dettagli rimangono fissati come nella mente del bambino Roger quando finge di giocare e «contempla il meraviglioso pulviscolo dorato che sale dalla camera e viene come assorbito lentamente, irresistibilmente, dall’aria umida della strada». Così Roger diventerà, senza saperlo, uno scrittore già quella sera in cui, tornando a casa, ritrova «i pochi metri cubi luminosi e caldi della cucina, e tutti al loro posto, rigidi, racchiusi nell’immobilità dell’atmosfera come gli abitanti di Pompei nella lava». Allora, «per qualche istante sente il palpitare di una vita immateriale che è quella della casa, di quella casa e di nessun’altra, percepisce quasi il rodio del tempo». Diviso in tre parti, “Pedigree” fu scritto fra il 1941 e il 1943. La prima pubblicazione completa è del 1948.

«Miliardi, miliardi e miliardi di animali sulla faccia della terra, per aria, nell’acqua, dappertutto, compiono senza sosta, minuto per minuto, uno sforzo di tutte le loro cellule verso un divenire che non conoscono, come le formiche che traversano precipizi trascinando fardelli cento volte più grandi di loro, si avventurano fra montagne di sabbia o di fango e ritentano dieci volte l’assalto a un medesimo ostacolo, senza che la loro carovana cambi strada». Così apparvero, all’occhio di Simenon, i primi anni della sua vita: innumerevoli piccoli gesti e piccole figure, grumi di pigmento su una tela sconfinata. Era un epos grandioso della piccolezza, delle esistenze oscure, una delle quali era stata la sua. Simenon viveva allora da sfollato a Fontenay-le-Comte, nel 1941. «Un medico, in base a una radiografia sospetta, mi annunciò che mi rimanevano al massimo due anni di vita e mi condannò a un’inattività quasi totale». Simenon non poteva però cessare di scrivere. Pensò a qualcosa di unico e di ultimo: raccontare la sua infanzia, in forma di lunga lettera al figlio. Poi quella lettera diventò romanzo, il più personale e segreto di Simenon, ma anche quello dove ritroviamo tutta la sostanza, in senso chimico, di tutti i suoi libri. Non è la storia dell’infanzia di un artista. Anzi, a lungo il piccolo Roger vi fa da comparsa, mentre campeggia sulla scena la minuta figura della madre Élise. Questa donna «che si scusa di esistere, di esserci, che chiede perdono prima d’aver fatto il male», ha la presenza perentoria dei grandi personaggi della letteratura. La sua fragilità è tutta apparente. Élise possiede una fibra inattaccabile e un occhio sicuro, che riconosce subito se il marito Désiré ha comprato un etto e mezzo di fegato invece di un etto. Pochi scrittori hanno saputo illuminare come Simenon i profondi misteri della piccola borghesia, e soprattutto della sua frangia più pura, quella che lotta testardamente per non cadere nella mera povertà, quella per cui il decoro è un baluardo contro l’umiliazione perpetua. Per questi esseri, fra i quali Simenon è cresciuto, i parenti, le stanze, i vestiti, le chiacchiere dei vicini formano una rete fittissima, che oscura il cielo e grava sulla vita. Quella rete è il pedigree di cui Simenon è stato il perfetto genealogista in tutta la sua opera. Mai però la sua lente si è avvicinata così tanto all’oggetto della narrazione come in questo libro. Qui i dettagli rimangono fissati come nella mente del bambino Roger quando finge di giocare e «contempla il meraviglioso pulviscolo dorato che sale dalla camera e viene come assorbito lentamente, irresistibilmente, dall’aria umida della strada». Così Roger diventerà, senza saperlo, uno scrittore già quella sera in cui, tornando a casa, ritrova «i pochi metri cubi luminosi e caldi della cucina, e tutti al loro posto, rigidi, racchiusi nell’immobilità dell’atmosfera come gli abitanti di Pompei nella lava». Allora, «per qualche istante sente il palpitare di una vita immateriale che è quella della casa, di quella casa e di nessun’altra, percepisce quasi il rodio del tempo». Diviso in tre parti, “Pedigree” fu scritto fra il 1941 e il 1943. La prima pubblicazione completa è del 1948.

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Paris: A Curious Traveler’s Guide

**A fresh approach to visiting the “city of love”**
In the last few years, Paris has undergone a huge transformation. It’s fostered one of the coolest creative scenes in Europe, some of the continent’s best nightlife, and a “bistronomy” movement that has influenced dining around the globe. Yet while millennial travelers pour into the city, travel guides continue to focus on a staid checklist approach to Paris’s big attractions. There’s currently no book on the market aimed at younger (perhaps more budget-conscious) American visitors that truly captures the city’s revived energy—until this one.
*A Curious Traveler’s Guide to Paris* will direct readers to the best paintings in the Centre Pompidou and tell them how to beat the lines at the Orangerie. It will guide them to quirky, little-known museums and secret squares. It will tell them how to find the city’s coolest speakeasies, best neo- bistros, and most unusual boutiques. Informative yet opinionated, it is an insider’s guide to Paris without pretension.

**A fresh approach to visiting the “city of love”**
In the last few years, Paris has undergone a huge transformation. It’s fostered one of the coolest creative scenes in Europe, some of the continent’s best nightlife, and a “bistronomy” movement that has influenced dining around the globe. Yet while millennial travelers pour into the city, travel guides continue to focus on a staid checklist approach to Paris’s big attractions. There’s currently no book on the market aimed at younger (perhaps more budget-conscious) American visitors that truly captures the city’s revived energy—until this one.
*A Curious Traveler’s Guide to Paris* will direct readers to the best paintings in the Centre Pompidou and tell them how to beat the lines at the Orangerie. It will guide them to quirky, little-known museums and secret squares. It will tell them how to find the city’s coolest speakeasies, best neo- bistros, and most unusual boutiques. Informative yet opinionated, it is an insider’s guide to Paris without pretension.

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Other Worldly Ways

From Falchan to Earth to the heavens and places in between, join Devin, Dragon, Conner and others as they travel through this collection of short stories.

From Falchan to Earth to the heavens and places in between, join Devin, Dragon, Conner and others as they travel through this collection of short stories.

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice… The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now – in the words of the rhyme – can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

A dentist lies murdered at his Harley Street practice… The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments? A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now – in the words of the rhyme – can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

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Neptune’s Brood

The year is AD 7000. The human species is extinct–for the fourth time–due to its fragile nature. Krina Alizond-114 is metahuman, descended from the robots that once served humanity. She’s on a journey to the water-world of Shin-Tethys to find her sister Ana. But her trip is interrupted when pirates capture her ship. Their leader, the enigmatic Count Rudi, suspects that there’s more to Krina’s search than meets the eye. He’s correct: Krina and Ana each possess half of the fabled Atlantis Carnet, a lost financial instrument of unbelievable value–capable of bringing down entire civilizations. Krina doesn’t know that Count Rudi suspects her motives, so she accepts his offer to get her to Shin-Tethys in exchange for an introduction to Ana. And what neither of them suspects is that a ruthless body-double assassin has stalked Krina across the galaxy, ready to take the Carnet once it is whole–and leave no witnesses alive to tell the tale…

The year is AD 7000. The human species is extinct–for the fourth time–due to its fragile nature. Krina Alizond-114 is metahuman, descended from the robots that once served humanity. She’s on a journey to the water-world of Shin-Tethys to find her sister Ana. But her trip is interrupted when pirates capture her ship. Their leader, the enigmatic Count Rudi, suspects that there’s more to Krina’s search than meets the eye. He’s correct: Krina and Ana each possess half of the fabled Atlantis Carnet, a lost financial instrument of unbelievable value–capable of bringing down entire civilizations. Krina doesn’t know that Count Rudi suspects her motives, so she accepts his offer to get her to Shin-Tethys in exchange for an introduction to Ana. And what neither of them suspects is that a ruthless body-double assassin has stalked Krina across the galaxy, ready to take the Carnet once it is whole–and leave no witnesses alive to tell the tale…

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Natural Dual-Mage

*Alternate cover edition of ASIN[B07DGLQZBR](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45912966-natural-dual-mage)*
**The seat-gripping conclusion to the #1 bestselling Magical Mayhem trilogy!**
One thing has become perfectly clear: The Mages’ Guild won’t stop coming for me until I am either under their control, or dead.
So rather than wait to be cornered…I’m going to take the fight to them.
But Emery and I can’t do it alone.
We have to assemble enough power in the magical world to rip the Guild off of their high horse. And to do that, we’ll need the shifters as well as the vampires.
Except, shifters and vampires would rather kill each other than work together. And after a surprise run-in with a strangely powerful goblin, my world is slapped sideways.
If I can’t learn the strange new power I totally-didn’t-steal-because-it-wasn’t-my-fault, and can’t get arch nemeses to work together for the common good, the Guild will finally have their prize. Me.
**This epic adventure will leave you breathless!**

*Alternate cover edition of ASIN[B07DGLQZBR](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45912966-natural-dual-mage)*
**The seat-gripping conclusion to the #1 bestselling Magical Mayhem trilogy!**
One thing has become perfectly clear: The Mages’ Guild won’t stop coming for me until I am either under their control, or dead.
So rather than wait to be cornered…I’m going to take the fight to them.
But Emery and I can’t do it alone.
We have to assemble enough power in the magical world to rip the Guild off of their high horse. And to do that, we’ll need the shifters as well as the vampires.
Except, shifters and vampires would rather kill each other than work together. And after a surprise run-in with a strangely powerful goblin, my world is slapped sideways.
If I can’t learn the strange new power I totally-didn’t-steal-because-it-wasn’t-my-fault, and can’t get arch nemeses to work together for the common good, the Guild will finally have their prize. Me.
**This epic adventure will leave you breathless!**

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Musashi

Agli inizi del Seicento in Giappone, durante l’età feudale, il giovane Miyamoto Musashi sogna di diventare un samurai. Inizia così un lungo e solitario addestramento per percorrere l’eterna “via del samurai”. Rinuncia a tutti i suoi averi, fisici e sentimentali, per seguire una strada impervia, in continua lotta con le sue debolezze. Dopo numerose peripezie, diventerà il più grande eroe popolare del suo Paese. Yoshikawa seleziona personaggi realmente esistiti per modellarli a suo piacimento, immergendoli in vicende in parte storiche e in parte rivisitate: ne emerge così una trama capace di esprimere perfettamente l’ideale di vita del “ronin” più famoso di tutti i tempi.Un’epopea di avventure appassionanti, che offre uno squarcio sulla Storia e racconta dell’epica eroica che permea ancora oggi la cultura giapponese.

Agli inizi del Seicento in Giappone, durante l’età feudale, il giovane Miyamoto Musashi sogna di diventare un samurai. Inizia così un lungo e solitario addestramento per percorrere l’eterna “via del samurai”. Rinuncia a tutti i suoi averi, fisici e sentimentali, per seguire una strada impervia, in continua lotta con le sue debolezze. Dopo numerose peripezie, diventerà il più grande eroe popolare del suo Paese. Yoshikawa seleziona personaggi realmente esistiti per modellarli a suo piacimento, immergendoli in vicende in parte storiche e in parte rivisitate: ne emerge così una trama capace di esprimere perfettamente l’ideale di vita del “ronin” più famoso di tutti i tempi.Un’epopea di avventure appassionanti, che offre uno squarcio sulla Storia e racconta dell’epica eroica che permea ancora oggi la cultura giapponese.

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Murder Served Cold

***The theft of a painting takes crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham to a country house full of seething tensions, resentment and dark secrets.***
*November, 1956.* Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham’s literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle – his favourite painting, a Gainsborough, has been stolen from under his nose. What’s more, there’s no evidence of a break-in. The family heirloom was recently re-insured for a hefty price, and Elsmere is struggling financially. Could he have staged the theft, or was it taken by one of the guests?
Old Major Rutherford, evasive beauty Rebecca Miles, Dutch war hero Patrick Verlinden, Elsmere’s son Dudley Mariner and his statuesque sculpture fiancee, Esmeralda Bellamy, are all guests at the manor. But who would steal the painting, and why?
Private investigators Langham and Ralph Ryland take on the case and soon uncover seething animosities, jealousy, secrets and deception, before events take a shocking turn…

***The theft of a painting takes crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham to a country house full of seething tensions, resentment and dark secrets.***
*November, 1956.* Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham’s literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle – his favourite painting, a Gainsborough, has been stolen from under his nose. What’s more, there’s no evidence of a break-in. The family heirloom was recently re-insured for a hefty price, and Elsmere is struggling financially. Could he have staged the theft, or was it taken by one of the guests?
Old Major Rutherford, evasive beauty Rebecca Miles, Dutch war hero Patrick Verlinden, Elsmere’s son Dudley Mariner and his statuesque sculpture fiancee, Esmeralda Bellamy, are all guests at the manor. But who would steal the painting, and why?
Private investigators Langham and Ralph Ryland take on the case and soon uncover seething animosities, jealousy, secrets and deception, before events take a shocking turn…

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Murder on the Orient Express

« Le train est aussi dangereux que le paquebot » affirme Hercule Poirot…
Le lendemain, dans une voiture de l’Orient-Express bloqué par les neiges yougoslaves, on découvre le cadavre d’un américain lardé de douze coups de couteau. L’assassin n’a pu venir de l’extérieur : voici donc un huis clos, le plus fameux, peut-être, de toute la littérature policière. Pour mener son enquête, le petit détective belge a le choix entre une princesse russe, une Américaine fantasque, le secrétaire de la victime, un couple de Hongrois distingués, l’inévitable colonel de retour des Indes, les domestiques de tout ce beau monde et le contrôleur du train.

« Le train est aussi dangereux que le paquebot » affirme Hercule Poirot…
Le lendemain, dans une voiture de l’Orient-Express bloqué par les neiges yougoslaves, on découvre le cadavre d’un américain lardé de douze coups de couteau. L’assassin n’a pu venir de l’extérieur : voici donc un huis clos, le plus fameux, peut-être, de toute la littérature policière. Pour mener son enquête, le petit détective belge a le choix entre une princesse russe, une Américaine fantasque, le secrétaire de la victime, un couple de Hongrois distingués, l’inévitable colonel de retour des Indes, les domestiques de tout ce beau monde et le contrôleur du train.

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Movies (And Other Things)

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, *Movies (And Other Things)* , ** combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.
*Movies (And Other Things)* is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things).
One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in *McFarland, USA* , and white saviors Native Americans in *Dances with Wolves* , and white saviors Black people in *Black or White* , and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in *Draft Day*?
Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George’s circle of friends if we opened up the *Mean Girls* universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from *The Breakfast Club* is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from *Bring It On* is out…). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies.
Many, many things happen in *Movies (And Other Things)* , some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.**

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, *Movies (And Other Things)* , ** combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one.
*Movies (And Other Things)* is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things).
One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in *McFarland, USA* , and white saviors Native Americans in *Dances with Wolves* , and white saviors Black people in *Black or White* , and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in *Draft Day*?
Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George’s circle of friends if we opened up the *Mean Girls* universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from *The Breakfast Club* is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from *Bring It On* is out…). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies.
Many, many things happen in *Movies (And Other Things)* , some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.**

Only registered users can download this free product.