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ISBN 13: 0795339453
Total Pages : 410 pages
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Download The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317044258
Total Pages : 640 pages
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Download The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror PDF

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ISBN 13: 0838911129
Total Pages : 170 pages
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ISBN 13: 1472136888
Total Pages : 448 pages
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Read and Download Simon Clark book Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSherlock Holmes's School for Detection. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page 448 pages. Book excerpt: It's 1890. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson return to Baker Street after a night pursuing a vicious criminal. Inspector Lestrade is waiting for Holmes with a proposition of national importance. Lestrade tells Holmes that a school of detection has been formed to train a new breed of modern investigators that will serve in Great Britain and the Empire. Most students will become police officers. Some, however, will become bodyguards and spies. Holmes begins instructing his decidedly curious assortment of students from home and abroad. He does so with his customary gusto and inventiveness. Scotland Yard, in the main, allocates crimes to solve and Holmes mentors his students. Occasionally, he shadows them in disguise in order to assess or even directly test their abilities with creative scenarios he devises. Certain crimes investigated by the students might appear trivial, such as the re-positioning of an ornament atop a garden wall, yet it will transpire an assassin has moved the ornament to create good sightlines in order to commit murder with a sniper's rifle. Other mysteries are considered outside the domain of the police. For example, the inexplicable disappearance of a stone gargoyle, which is linked to an ancient family curse. Or a man suffering from amnesia who discovers that not only has he acquired a secret life but also gained an implacable enemy, too. Holmes, with the ever- trustworthy Doctor Watson in his wake, is kept busy with his students' cases, ranging from minor to serious, sometimes rectifying their mistakes and saving them from a variety of disasters. These eleven wonderful new adventures and intrigues include tales such as 'The Gargoyles of Killfellen House', 'Sherlock Holmes and the Four Kings of Sweden' and 'The Case of the Cannibal Club'.

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ISBN 13: 1789141133
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Read and Download Dan Torre book Carnivorous Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCarnivorous Plants. This book was released on 2019-06-10 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature—from Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors to the world-dominating plants of The Day of the Triffids—yet many people regard carnivorous plants as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect and display. In this abundantly illustrated and highly entertaining book, Dan Torre describes the evolution, structure, and scientific background of carnivorous plants. Examining their cultural and social history, he also shows how they have inspired our imagination and been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation, and popular culture. From the Venus flytrap—a species endemic to the Carolinas—to pitcher plants, this fascinating history of these singular, arresting, beautiful, yet deadly plants is certain to be devoured.

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ISBN 13: 078645721X
Total Pages : 420 pages
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ISBN 13: 1625672918
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Del Howison & Jeff Gelb book Dark Delicacies III: Haunted in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDark Delicacies III: Haunted. This book was released on 2017-10-13 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: In this third installment of the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology series, editors Del Howison and Jeff Gelb examine what it means to be Haunted in all of its different permeations. From the constant haunting visits of a locale to being haunted by our own thoughts and memories to being haunted by the spirit of evil, Haunted explores the emotions of obsession, desire and pain. We are all haunted by something. The horror is in how we deal with it. Join twenty of the genres finest authors as they deal with their ghosts. Includes stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Clive Barker, Michael Boatman, Heather Graham, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, Chuck Palahniuk, Victor Salva, Simon R. Green, and many more!

Download 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die PDF

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ISBN 13: 1523504455
Total Pages : 961 pages
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Download The Stuff of Science Fiction PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476686599
Total Pages : 298 pages
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ISBN 13: 9788700282582
Total Pages : 200 pages
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ISBN 13: 0593450094
Total Pages : 257 pages
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Read and Download John Wyndham book The Day of the Triffids in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Day of the Triffids. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: The influential masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant—and neglected—science fiction and horror writers, whom Stephen King called “the best writer of science fiction that England has ever produced.” “[Wyndham] avoids easy allegories and instead questions the relative values of the civilisation that has been lost, the literally blind terror of humanity in the face of dominant nature. . . . Frightening and powerful, Wyndham’s vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story.”—The Guardian What if a meteor shower left most of the world blind—and humanity at the mercy of mysterious carnivorous plants? Bill Masen undergoes eye surgery and awakes the next morning in his hospital bed to find civilization collapsing. Wandering the city, he quickly realizes that surviving in this strange new world requires evading strangers and the seven-foot-tall plants known as triffids—plants that can walk and can kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers.

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