The Speciality Of The House

Autore: Stanley Ellin
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471903214
Grandezza: 15,85 MB
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Vista: 3717

'A macabre little tale about an unusual restaurant in Manhattan and its lonely patrons, it displayed both a debt to Edgar Allan Poe and an acute understanding of human nature that is the key to the success of his work' GUARDIAN Stanley Ellin's first short story, 'The Speciality of the House', about a New York restaurant with a special gourmet menu, was published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1948 and caused an immediate sensation, winning him a special Ellery Queen Award. 'The House Party' and 'The Blessington Method' subsequently both won Edgar Awards. Stanley Ellin, who was made a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1980, is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th-century short story, and this volume brings together the best of his work in the genre. 'A macabre little tale about an unusual restaurant in Manhattan and its lonely patrons, it displayed both a debt to Edgar Allan Poe and an acute understanding of human nature that is the key to the success of his work' GUARDIAN

The Specialty Of The House

Autore: Stanley Ellin
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497650372
Grandezza: 19,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4587

In a quaint old restaurant, a chef relies on a devilish secret ingredient In Sbirro’s restaurant, there is no electric lighting, no music, and no menu. The only sound is the contented sighs of the regulars, who come every night in hopes that Sbirro will treat them to his signature dish, the famed lamb Amirstan, which comes from a beast so rare, only Sbirro knows how to obtain it. Tonight, two diners at this spectacular relic of a forgotten age will find that lamb Amirstan costs more than they are willing to pay. “The Specialty of the House” was the first story published by Stanley Ellin, who would go on to become one of the great short fiction authors of the twentieth century. From crime to horror to grim tragedy, every story in this collection is as delectable as a cut of meat prepared by Sbirro himself.

Murderous Schemes

Autore: Donald E. Westlake
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195104870
Grandezza: 22,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9142

Thirty-two classic crime stories are arranged according to eight common plots of detective fiction

The Hidden Places Of Ireland

Autore: David Gerrard
Editore: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434108
Grandezza: 54,22 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5470

Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

The House Of God

Autore: Samuel Shem
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101460887
Grandezza: 40,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5440

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. “The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Singularly compelling…brutally honest.”—The New York Times Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike

The Hidden Places Of England

Autore: Peter Long
Editore: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434122
Grandezza: 44,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6016

England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.

Marriage Made In Money

Autore: Sophia James
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460344790
Grandezza: 46,32 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1619

To have and to hold… After her first disastrous marriage, wealthy heiress Amethyst Cameron swore she'd never take a husband again. Yet her beloved father's deepest wish is for her to wed an aristocrat to protect her life and reputation. Until the debts are paid! Lord Montcliffe must marry into money to save his debt-ridden estate, but he doesn't have to like it—or his bewitching future bride. So he's stunned by the feelings stirred up by one scorching kiss! But when Daniel uncovers the truth, can he accept the real Amethyst and help to banish the ghost of her past forever? The Penniless Lords In want of a wealthy wife

Complete Chinese Cookbook

Autore: Ken Hom
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409074196
Grandezza: 72,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6776

Ken Hom is widely regarded as the world's leading authority on Oriental cuisine, and with the Complete Chinese Cookbook, he has created a seminal collection of his best-loved dishes. With Cantonese stir-fries and spicy Sichuan favourites alongside new discoveries from the lesser-known culinary styles of Yunnan and Hong Kong, this comprehensive collection is filled with accessible and easy recipes, demonstrating the amazing depth of flavour that is only now being fully appreciated in modern Chinese cuisine. Set to become a kitchen classic, this all-encompassing cookery book guides you through the essential cooking techniques, equipment and ingredients, all with Ken's trusted blend of experience and enthusiasm. Featuring 250 recipes covering all aspects of Chinese food, Ken offers tips and inspiration for a wealth of dishes that use simple, healthy ingredients to create quick and delicious meals. Over the past 25 years Ken has brought Chinese cookery into mainstream British homes, and in this beautifully photographed cookbook, he brings together all of his expertise to offer the ultimate guide to the flavours of China.

Start Your Own Bed And Breakfast

Autore: Entrepreneur Press
Editore: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080530
Grandezza: 61,35 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9406

Do you dream of escaping the rat race by becoming the proprietor of your own bed and breakfast inn? The lure of leaving the 9-to5 grind behind to live, work and play in a beautiful home nestled in a resort setting is a powerful one.When you can spend your days puttering about in the kitchen or garden, meeting new people, entertaining guests in a lavish and enviable setting, and collect and income while you’re at it, who wouldn’t leap at the chance? This guide, based on the experiences of scores of successful B&B operators, will tell you everything you need to know to make that dream a reality in an industry that has experienced 15% growth over the last five years. We give you the nitty-gritty, hands-on tasks, tips and tricks to successful B&B innkeeping. Secrets such as: • Finding the right location • Buying property • Licensing • Setting pricing policies • Promoting the business • Hiring good people • Using the internet for marketing Whether you have a spare bedroom or are looking for a small inn, this guide can help you earn a comfortable income by welcoming a steady stream of new friends into your home.

Time Out Madrid

Autore: Editors of Time Out
Editore: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1846702976
Grandezza: 17,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 182

Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.

The Constant Star

Autore: Jessica Stirling
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444780603
Grandezza: 72,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9139

London in the Blitz - the story of The Wayward Wife continues in this compelling saga of love and war. Susan Cahill enjoys her job at the BBC - until a bomb destroys the building and brings unwelcome responsibilities and an autocratic new boss, Walter Boscombe. He has no time for ambitious young women from Shadwell and seems determined to break Susan's spirit - and her heart. Breda Hooper, Susan's widowed sister-in-law, and her small son are rescued from the East End's shattered docklands by Danny, Susan's estranged husband. Settled in a shabby caravan in the Vale of Evesham, Breda soon finds herself entangled in village affairs in more ways than one, with only her quick wits, her new friends and the ever dependable Danny to keep her out of trouble. For Susan and Breda, jeopardy comes not from the skies but in the terrible price each must pay for falling in love with men who are not all that they seem to be and who, even in the midst of all out war, will change their lives forever.

Highway On My Plate

Autore: Rocky Singh
Editore: Random House India
ISBN: 818400219X
Grandezza: 40,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5091

Driving through India and want to know where to eat on the road? Try Highway on my Plate: the indian guide to roadside eating, the country’s first guide to dhabas and roadside restaurants. Adapted from the hit TV series on NDTV Good Times, ‘Highway on my Plate’, it lists the top eats on almost every major Indian highway and routes as presented by the popular anchors Rocky and Mayur. Packed with information, Highway on my Plate is an indispensable guide for all road trips.

Augustine Big Hysteria

Autore: Anna Furse
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134378092
Grandezza: 20,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5004

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Mystery In Tornado Alley

Autore: Carolyn Keene
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442497289
Grandezza: 72,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9346

Dream trip? Or a nightmare of trouble? When Hannah Gruen inherits a farm from a distant cousin, the Drews, with Bess and George, drive off for a scenic Oklahoma vacation. The plan is to sell the property and pack up whatever mementos Hannah wants to keep. But a terrifying encounter with a tornado is just the beginning of trouble. In a duffel bag Nancy discovers what looks like a ransom note—and a gruff intruder appears, insisting that the bag is his! Is he planning a kidnapping? Nancy contacts the local police, but they think it’s a prank. When charming Derek Owens, a tornado chaser at the local university, offers to help, Nancy accepts faster than a lightning flash. But the clues she discovers lead her deeper into peril, and Nancy’s soon fighting for her life—in the eye of a monster storm!

The Many Coloured Land

Autore: Julian May
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230767591
Grandezza: 36,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5456

In the 22nd Century, a group of misfits and mavericks are preparing to leave behind everything they have known. Advanced technology has created a one-way time portal to Earth’s Pliocene Era – six million years ago. Those seeking a better life are drawn to the promise of a simple utopia, far from the civilised Galactic Mileu. But no one could have predicted the dangers on the other side. For the group will enter the battleground of two warring alien races, exiled from a distant planet. And these races not only have potent mind powers, but seek to exploit and enslave humans for their own needs. The travellers are about to discover that their unspoilt paradise is far from Eden. Winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. ‘Julian May has woven a many-coloured tapestry of exotic adventure’ Roger Zelazny, ‘I was captivated by its glamorous, sinister movement through the misty forests of Earth’s true past’ Fritz Leiber

We That Are Left

Autore: Clare Clark
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446499448
Grandezza: 43,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8023

It is 1910 and to ten-year-old Oskar Grunewald, the Melville family is impossibly, incomprehensibly glamorous. Born into privilege, their certainties are as unshakeable as the walls of their Victorian castle. It is a world to which Oskar, mathematics prodigy and son of a penniless German composer, has no wish to belong. But when Theo Melville is killed in the Great War, shattering his family’s lives, Oskar finds himself drawn reluctantly into the gaping hole his death has left behind. As Theo’s two sisters struggle to forge their paths in a world that no longer plays by the old rules, Oskar’s life becomes entwined with theirs in a way that will change all of their futures.

The Mystery Fancier Vol 8 No 2 March April 1984

Autore: Guy M. Townsend
Editore: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434406431
Grandezza: 52,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9905

The Mystery Fancier, Volume 8 Number 2, March-April 1984, contains: "The Morals of Parker," by Frank D. McSherry, Jr., "Violence and Gunplay in Crime Fiction," by Robert E. Skinner and "A Report from Scandinavia," by K. Arne Blom.

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Budapest

Autore: Craig Turp
Editore: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405359927
Grandezza: 63,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4428

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Budapest will lead you straight to the best attractions this vibrant and historic city has to offer. Whether you are looking for delicious Hungarian dishes, beautiful public baths, thrilling nightlife or stunning architecture, this guide is your ideal companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 festivals to the Top 10 museums and galleries, and to save you time and money there is even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Budapaest is packed with beautiful photography and colour illustrations providing the insider knowledge that ever visitor needs when exploring this diverse and beautiful city. Explore every corner effortlessly with the many maps included in the guide. Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Budapest.

The Paternity Proposition

Autore: Merline Lovelace
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459223594
Grandezza: 57,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9208

"Are You My Baby's Mother?" Billionaire Alex Dalton has had more than his share of women. But now he needs just one—Julie Bartlett, the fiery redhead who'd once given him the hottest night of his life. Was she the mother who had left a baby on the Dalton doorstep? When a paternity test proves inconclusive, he needs Julie's DNA to determine if it is Alex or his twin brother who's now a father. But when Julie refuses to cooperate, Alex vows to tempt her into giving him everything he wants.

The Marriage Surrender

Autore: Michelle Reid
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459251660
Grandezza: 27,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5222

The bride had a secret…. She adored her husband, but knew she could never give him what he really needed. That was why she walked out on their marriage two years ago. Now Joanna has no choice but to return to Sandro for help. He agrees, but on one condition: that she return as his wife—to his bed. Joanna loves Sandro more than ever, but can she face a replay of their disastrous wedding night? Surrender to Sandro means revealing the secret she's kept hidden from him all along. Passion is the risk that Joanna must take—if she's to save her marriage….