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Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery

Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade—immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon—and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood. A brilliant writer, Hammett was a complex and enigmatic man. After 1934 until his death in 1961, he published no more novels and suffered from a writer’s block that both shamed and maimed him. He is identified with his tough protagonists, but his tuberculosis compromised his masculine identity and alcoholism may have been his answer. A former Pinkerton detective who valued honesty, he was attracted to women who lied outrageously, most notably Lillian Hellman, with whom he conducted a thirty-year affair. A controversial political activist who stood up for civil liberty, he was also a very private man. In this compact new biography, Sally Cline uses fresh research, including interviews with Hammett’s family and Hellman’s heir, to reexamine the life and works of the writer whom Raymond Chandler called “the ace performer.”

Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

The Mystery: Finding True Love in a World of Broken Lovers

Love Exists. It's for You--and It's Worth Pursuing Rock princess Lacey Sturm wants to share her journey from heartbreak to wholeness with young women. In The Mystery, Sturm helps readers understand that any loving relationship begins with knowing your own identity in Christ. And yet, so many people have learned to define love through their own dysfunctional family, unhealthy relationships, the romances and wrecked relationships of mainstream pop culture, or, sadly, through pornography. Is it any wonder so many people end up brokenhearted, divorced, abused, abusive, or even suicidal? Through personal stories, Sturm shows readers why true love is difficult and often painful but still worth fighting for. She helps women recognize destructive patterns in their relationships, discover a vision for a true and heart-flourishing love, and heal from past wounds. For anyone seeking healthy, loving relationships in our broken world, The Mystery lights the way to the love we were meant for.

Ghosts of Tsavo: Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa

1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines›and history—all over the world. Caputo's Ghosts of Tsavo is a new quest for truth about the origins of these near-mythical animals and how they became predators of human flesh.

Lost Race of the Giants: The Mystery of Their Culture, Influence, and Decline throughout the World

An exploration of mythological and archaeological evidence for prehistoric giants • Examines the many corresponding giant mythologies throughout the world, such as the Greek and Roman titans, Norse frost giants, and the biblical Nephilim • Reveals recent finds of giant skeletons in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and India • Explains how giants passed on their sophisticated culture and civilization to humanity before being wiped out in the great age of cataclysms and floods Giants are a cornerstone of the myths, legends, and traditions of almost every culture on Earth. Stories of giants are often considered fantasies of the ancients or primitive attempts to explain natural phenomena, but archaeological discoveries of 10- and 12-foot skeletons--many of which have been suppressed--confirm the existence of a forgotten golden age of giants before recorded history. Patrick Chouinard examines the staggering number of corresponding giant mythologies throughout the world, such as the Greek and Roman titans, Norse frost giants, the Hindu Daityas, the biblical Nephilim, the Celtic Formorach, the Sumerian Anunnaki, and the multitude of myths in which the sky or world is held aloft on the shoulders of a giant. He links these stories to Atlantis as well as other legends of prehistoric civilizations lost to cataclysm and great floods whose survivors spawned the rise of ancient civilizations. The author reveals how physical remains of giant-size peoples have been found on almost every continent, including recent finds in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and northern India as well as hundreds of excavations of giant mummies and skeletons across the United States, corresponding directly with Native American accounts of red-haired giants. He also examines reports from famous explorers such as Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, and Desoto of their encounters with giants on the North American continent. Revealing how giants represent the true earthborn race, Chouinard explains how they engaged in open conflict with the extraterrestrial gods who created humanity for forced labor and how they passed their sophisticated culture and civilization on to humanity before being nearly wiped out in the great age of cataclysms.

If I Die Tonight: A Novel
If I Die Tonight: A Novel Sented by Musa

Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben—with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things—an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series, in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who'd rushed to help. As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems? The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn't, why won't he talk? Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints—Wade's mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets—and the lengths we'll go to protect ourselves.

Azap Yolları 3
Azap Yolları 3 Sented by Michael

Azap Yolları, "İki Kız Kardeş", "Yıl 1918", "Kaderli Sabah" ciltlerinden oluşan bir nehir romandır. Birinci Dünya Savaşı, Büyük Sovyet devrimi, uzun ve zorlu iç savaş yıllarının zengin bir panoramasını sunan eser, tüm derinliği ve karmaşıklığı ile insan doğasını, olaylar içindeki insanların ıstırap ve sevinçlerini büyük bir başarıyla dile getirir.

Ben, Robot
Ben, Robot Sented by Shon

Ünlü bilimkurgu yazarı Isaac Asimov’un bilimkurguya en büyük katkısı Üç Robot Kanunu’dur. Üç Robot Kanunu’na göre;

In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon’s shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations. In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences—Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime—his account of astronomy’s most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder.

Hedef Beyin
Hedef Beyin Sented by Musa

Son Isaac Asimov kitabımı okuyalı bir yıldan fazla zaman geçmiş, öykü derlemelerinde okuduklarımı saymıyorum tabii.

Kan Damarlarında Yolculuk

Okat uzay serisinin sekizinci ve son derece güzel bir romanı. Benes adında bir bilim adamı ajan Grant eşliğinde ABD'ye getirilir.

Investigating Fascism: Crime, Mystery, and the Fascist Ventennio in the Historical Novel (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures)

Investigating Fascism offers an original approach to the historical novel and its connection to crime fiction. The study of contemporary novels set during Mussolini’s rule, with specific attention to the topics of violence, justice, mystery, and personal identity, leads to a discussion about, among others, Leonardo Sciascia, Maurizio De Giovanni, Carlo Lucarelli, and Andrea Camilleri. This text is based on two intertwining approaches: (1) an analysis of the ‘machine’ of the novel, focused on such aspects as characterization, the construction of the setting, and the narrative use of fantastic and subversive elements and (2) an analysis of the sociohistorical Fascist context. This book is a valuable reference for those who study Fascism, the social function of crime novels, and the connection between historical events and fiction.

Karadul Bulmacaları
Karadul Bulmacaları Sented by Musa

Aslında ben, hikâyedeki Trumbull gibi John Dickson Carr'ın "Üçüncü Kurşun"unu okumuş ve hiç kilitli oda Karadul hikâyesi yazmamış olduğumu farketmiştim

Haw Sented by Shon

Belaydık. Bitirimdik. Tuttuğumuzu koparırdık. Bazen ödlek kedilerin peşine düşerdik. Nefes nefese kaçacak bir delik ararlardı. Bazen de sokak sokak gezer, “Ne geçiyon la burdan,” diye korkuturduk yabancıları. Betleri benizleri atardı. Onların deyişiyle, itin götüne girmiş gibi olurlardı. Sonuçta insanlarla aramızdaki mesafe açılır ve kimse bir şey vermezdi bize.

Key Lime Pie: A Culinary Mystery (Culinary Mysteries)

When Sadie Hoffmiller s new friend, Eric Burton, receives word that his missing daughter s body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags. Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody. But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she s in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail that might just give Eric the answers he s so desperately searching for. In the process, Sadie finds herself in the company of some colorful characters and some good ol southern cooking. But despite the drama and intrigue, all Sadie really wants is to go home . . . as soon as she does just one more thing. Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadie s Test Kitchen Josi s culinary mysteries have become favorites with members of Goodreads and other book networking sites Reader s guide available online

Alfa Ayının Kabileleri
Alfa Ayının Kabileleri Sented by Paul

Alfa sisteminin üçüncü ayı yıllarca Arzlı hastaların kaldığı bir akıl hastalıkları hastanesi olarak kullanılmıştır.

Simulakra Sented by Michael

Nicole "Yakalayın onu!" deyince koruma doğrudan Goltz'a ateş etti. Tam o anda Goltz zaman makinesini kullandı, etrafı bulanıklaştı ve Goltz kayboldu. Yine aynı odada, geleceğin kolay kolay ele geçmeyen hayaletlerinin tam ortasındaydı.

Pink Floyd The Music And The Mystery

Here is ultimate illustrated discography of Pink Floyd, covering everything from their first single to their most recent album "The Division Bell". Also included are separate sections on the work on Roger Waters and Syd Barrett.

Bilinmeyen Bir Kadının Mektubu

Stefan Zweig Bilinmeyen Bir Kadının Mektubu (Brief einer Unbekannten) adlı uzun öyküsünü 1920'li yılların ilk yarısında kaleme aldı. Bilinmeyen Bir Kadının Mektubu'nun kadın kahramanını sadece uzun bir mektubun yazarı olarak tanıyoruz.

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