The Lighthouse at Montauk Point and Other Stories

The Lighthouse at Montauk Point and Other Stories Author R. David Fulcher
ISBN-10 1456727052
Year 2011-03-25
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Author House
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The stories in this collection were written over several decades, and changes in the author's life had a profound impact on the voices and themes utilized in the tales. In these pages lie noble truths, profound awakenings, and in some cases, very unpleasant endings for some very wicked people. The variety of characters will keep the reader guessing as to what's next - the reader will encounter vampires, fighter pilots, greed-stricken murderers, and everyday people while reading this book. In the end, it is simply a collection of narratives for your enjoyment and entertainment.

Murder Mysteries and Other Stories

Murder Mysteries and Other Stories Author P. Craig Russell
ISBN-10 1616558342
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Books
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This oversize (12" x 17") gallery edition contains high quality scans of the original comics art by illustrator P. Craig Russell printed at the actual size of the art boards he drew on. Featuring an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Murder Mysteries, as well as works writtn by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Mike Mignola, Clive Barker, and others.

The Montauk Project

The Montauk Project Author Preston B. Nichols
ISBN-10 0963188909
Year 1992-01-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sky Books (NY)
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Chronicles the most amazing and secretive research project in recorded history. Starting with the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943, invisibility experiments were conducted aboard the USS Eldridge that resulted in full-scale teleportation of the ship and crew. Forty years of massive research ensued, culminating in bizarre experiments at Montauk Point that actually manipulated time itself. The controversial lectures by Al Bielek on the Montauk Project and the Philadelphia Experiment are similar to the information in this book. The book includes diagrams and photos of the time-travel devices themselves, plus photocopies of documents and schematic diagrams.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas Author David Mitchell
ISBN-10 0307483045
Year 2008-12-10
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Random House
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Flying Death A Story in Three Writings and a Telegram Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

The Flying Death   A Story in Three Writings and a Telegram  Cryptofiction Classics   Weird Tales of Strange Creatures Author Samuel Hopkins Adams
ISBN-10 9781473399907
Year 2015-02-16
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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This early work by Samuel Hopkins Adams was originally published in 1906 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Flying Death - A Story in Three Writings and a Telegram' is a short story about a shipwrecked vessel and the discovery of a man who has been murdered at some point between leaving the sinking ship and reaching the rescuers. More mysterious deaths follow. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead Author Douglas Preston
ISBN-10 9781409135050
Year 2010-12-30
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The final battle between good and evil. Only one will survive... The New York Museum of Natural History receives their stolen gem collection back...ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in DANCE OF DEATH, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison. To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings - and whispers of an ancient curse - begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.

Before the Fall

Before the Fall Author Noah Hawley
ISBN-10 9781444779783
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel Selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top page-turners of summer 2017 FROM THE CREATOR OF THE AWARD WINNING FARGO AND LEGION TV SERIES 'Hawley's sublime prose glows on every page in this literary thriller of the highest quality' Daily Mail THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. BUT FATE IS BLIND. A private jet plunges into the sea. The only survivors are down-on his luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four year old son of a super-rich TV executive. For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero. And then, as the official investigation is rapidly overtaken by a media frenzy, it seems he may also be a villain. Why was he on the plane in the first place, and why did it crash?

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm Author Robert Pobi
ISBN-10 9781451654943
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A storm is coming... As a massive hurricane approaches the Eastern Seaboard, FBI consultant Jake Cole returns to Montauk to care for his father, a formerly brilliant painter deep in the grip of Alzheimer’s. But soon after his arrival, another malevolent force descends on the community—a monstrous serial killer—and a brutal double homicide teaches Jake that even though he has forgotten about the past, it has not yet forgotten about him. As the killer goes after everything Jake holds sacred, he is forced to balance his efforts between protecting his family and finding a psychopath who seems as unstoppable as the storm hammering the community. Pinned between the two forces of nature, Jake learns that old secrets never really die. Published in twelve countries, Rob Pobi’s brilliant debut thriller, formerly published as Bloodman, is twisted, gritty, and utterly compelling.

Jaws

Jaws Author Peter Benchley
ISBN-10 9780307828668
Year 2012-07-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Fawcett
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Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today. When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks. Also during this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators. This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A tightly written, tautly paced study of terror [that] makes us tingle.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . [Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”—The New York Times Book Review “Relentless terror . . . You’d better steel yourself for this one. It isn’t a tale for the faint of heart.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Pure engrossment from the very opening . . . a fine story told with style, class, and a splendid feeling for suspense.”—Chicago Sun-Times

The Story of the Underground Railroad

The Story of the Underground Railroad Author KaaVonia Hinton
ISBN-10 9781612288284
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
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No one really knows when the Underground Railroad began, but we do know this network of blacks, whites, Native Americans, and others helped thousands of escapees reach free land. Find out about the secret world of conductors, agents, and stations that helped enslaved people in North America gain freedom, from the mid 1600s through the end of the Civil War.

Beach Road

Beach Road Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9780755387090
Year 2011-04-28
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in East Hampton, summer home to billionaires and Hollywood celebrities. But his clients are the people he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich. When an old friend, Dante Halleyville, is arrested for a triple murder near a movie star's mansion, Tom agrees to represent him, and recruits super lawyer, and ex-girlfriend, Kate Costello to help fight the case. As Tom wonders if he can ever get Kate to forgive him for his past sins, the case takes on astonishing dimensions, revealing a world of illegal pleasures, revenge, and fear amongst the super-rich...

War of the Encyclopaedists

War of the Encyclopaedists Author Christopher Robinson
ISBN-10 9780241146811
Year 2015-05-28
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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War of the Encyclopaedists is Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite's dazzling literary debut. On a summer night in an arty enclave of Seattle, friends Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy throw one last blowout party before their lives part ways. They had planned to move together to Boston, but global events have intervened: Montauk has just learnt that his National Guard unit will deploy to Baghdad at the end of the summer. And Corderoy is faced with a moral dilemma: his girlfriend Mani has just been evicted and he must decide whether or not to abandon her when she needs him most. The year that follows will transform them all. 'This book has sweep and heart and humour. It captures coming of age during foreign wars and domestic malaise, and it does so with electrifying insight' Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club 'As bizarre, hilarious and devastating as the past decade . . . Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millennial generation for whom the war hardly happened at all' Phil Klay, author of Redeployment