The Speciality Of The House

Author: Stanley Ellin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471903214
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Stanley Ellin's first short story, 'The Specialty 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.

The House Of God

Author: Samuel Shem
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101460887
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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

Murderous Schemes

Author: Donald E. Westlake
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195104870
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Thirty-two classic crime stories are arranged according to eight common plots of detective fiction

The Hidden Places Of England

Author: Peter Long
Editor: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434122
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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.

Specialty Metal Provision And The Berry Amendment

Author: Valerie Bailey Grasso
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437942083
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In order to protect the U.S. industrial base during periods of adversity and war, Congress passed a set of domestic source restrictions which became known as the Berry Amend. Specialty metal (SM) represented one of 14 items previously covered under the Berry Amend. The range of SM include steel, metal alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, and zirconium and zirconium base alloys. Thousands of products used for defense, aerospace, auto, and renewable energy technologies rely on SM for which there are often few, if any, substitutes. Contents of this report: Definition of SM; SM and Rare Earth Metals; History of Revisions to Existing SM Rules; Annual Industrial Capabilities Report; Strategic Materials Protection Board. A print on demand pub.

The Hidden Places Of Ireland

Author: David Gerrard
Editor: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434108
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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.

Dawn Of The Valkyrie

Author: C. J. Alexander
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469735660
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At three widely-separated locations, mob figures are assassinated. At a small private university on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Dr. Peter Kohler and Barbara Cahill, his graduate teaching assistant, stare at a computer screen upon which a very strange sequence of characters appears. Recognizing it as encrypted, the professor instructs his teaching assistant to decode the message. She does, and within hours, attempts are made to kill both of them. Now people are dead, and they must run for their lives. The question is: Who is trying to kill them? And why? The trail leads through federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, government think tanks, and intrigues of international conglomerates. It is time for professionals, but the hand is being played by amateurs. The stakes: Their lives. And maybe everyone else's as well.

The Black Lizard Big Book Of Locked Room Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 080417279X
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The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible. Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more. Featuring • Unconventional means of murder • Pilfered jewels • Shocking solutions Includes • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery • Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL

The Many Indiscretions Of Arty Boyle

Author: Gerard Shirar
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595826636
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Arthur "Arty" Garret Boyle is a master manipulator. With a sociopathic personality and an IQ of 175, he embarks on a career as an art dealer and popular musician. He associates with those in the criminal world as well as the elite of society, thereby mixing his legitimate art business with stolen and forged art. Boyle finds himself hunted by FBI agent Terry Latimer of the bureau's Art Recovery Squad and is convicted of stealing paintings from the Robert Farnsworth estate. Boyle fails to appear for sentencing and a fugitive warrant is issued. While a fugitive, Boyle masterminds the theft of a famous Rembrandt painting. He reasons that he will help the authorities "find" the painting in exchange for leniency for his crimes. But Arty expands on his original plan and exploits the stolen Rembrandt painting while being pursued by Agent Latimer. Can Arty successfully escape, or will Agent Latimer finally capture him?

Rouse Up O Young Men Of The New Age

Author: Kenzaburo Oe
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802195407
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Wise and illuminating, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers, Kenzaburo Oe -- winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom is mentally disabled. K's wife confronts him with the information that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother -- and K, given to retreating from reality into abstraction, looks for answers in his lifelong love of William Blake's poetry. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his responsibilities within it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his own father, the political stances he has taken, the duty of artists and writers in society. A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and his damaged son, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is the work of an unparalleled writer at his sparkling best.