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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345802993
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Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448155398
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Random House
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'Bah! Humbug!' Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been... BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!

The Last Chronicle of Barset (The Classic Unabridged Edition)

The Last Chronicle of Barset (The Classic Unabridged Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026839366
Author: Anthony Trollope
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The Last Chronicle of Barset (The Classic Unabridged Edition) by Anthony Trollope Book Resume:

The Archdeacon, although allowing that Grace is a lady, doesn't think her of high enough rank or wealth for his widowed son; his position is strengthened by the Reverend Mr Crawley's apparent crime. Almost broken by poverty and trouble, the Reverend Mr Crawley hardly knows himself if he is guilty or not; fortunately, the mystery is resolved just as Major Grantly's determination and Grace Crawley's own merit force the Archdeacon to overcome his prejudice against her as a daughter-in-law.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385372132
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition by Dr. Seuss Book Resume:

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

The Birds' Christmas Carol

The Birds' Christmas Carol [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 504162660X
Author: Kate Wiggin
Publisher: Litres
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A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375894675
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne Book Resume:

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Jack and Annie must help the famous writer Charles Dickens! The brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London. There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has been thrown in jail! How can they help him? They will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts—to keep the great writer from ruining his life! Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #44, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations): Humorous Classic From the Renowned Author of Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are

The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations): Humorous Classic From the Renowned Author of Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026842634
Author: E. M. Delafield
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations): Humorous Classic From the Renowned Author of Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are by E. M. Delafield Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When the editor of Time and Tide wanted some light "middles", preferably in serial form, E. M. Delafield promised to think of something to submit'. It was thus, in 1930, that her most popular and enduring work Diary of a Provincial Lady was written. This largely autobiographical novel which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s is a humorous account of a house-wife and a mother who juggles her life at home and yet goes on to successfully publish her first book. Excerpt: "November 7th.—Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa." (The Diary of a Provincial Lady) E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Mrs Craddock (The Classic Unabridged Edition)

Mrs Craddock (The Classic Unabridged Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026836766
Author: William Somerset Maugham
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Mrs Craddock (The Classic Unabridged Edition) by William Somerset Maugham Book Resume:

Mrs. Craddock is a novel by William Somerset Maugham first published in 1902. Set in the final years of the 19th century, Mrs. Craddock talks about a young and attractive woman of independent means who marries beneath her. On her 21st birthday, when she comes into her deceased father's money, Bertha Ley announces, to the dismay of her former guardian, that she is going to marry 27-year-old Edward Craddock, her steward. Herself a member of the landed gentry, Bertha has been raised to cultivate an "immoderate desire for knowledge" and to understand, and enjoy, European culture of both past and present ages. In particular, during long stays on the Continent, she has learned to appreciate Italy's tremendous cultural heritage. A "virtuous" girl, her views on womanhood are thoroughly traditional ...

Santa Claus

Santa Claus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1551996081
Author: Gerry Bowler
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world’s most influential fictional character. He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful. Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Intervening generations were shaggy and strange — whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, outdoor, alcohol-fuelled holiday gave way to a more domestic, sentimental model, a new kind of gift-bringer was called for — a loveable elf, still judgmental but far less threatening. In this engaging social and cultural history, Gerry Bowler examines the place of Santa Claus in history, literature, advertising, and art. He traces his metamorphosis from a beardless youth into a red-suited peddler. He reveals the lesser-known aspects of the gift-bringer’s life — Santa’s involvement with social and political causes of all stripes (he enlisted on the Union side in the American Civil War), his starring role in the movies and as adman for gun-makers and insurance companies. And he demolishes the myths surrounding Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. Santa Claus: A Biography will stand as the classic work on the long-lived and multifarious Mr. Claus.

THE INDIAN LISTENER

THE INDIAN LISTENER [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
Publisher: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
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THE INDIAN LISTENER by All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi Book Resume:

The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.From July 3 ,1949,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 18-12-1949 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 68 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XIV, No. 37 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 19-30, 32-43, 45-56, 58-64 ARTICLE: 1. Karma 2. Machiavelli 3. Library Service And Adult Education 4. Medical Research 5. Law And Order 6. Learning And Teaching In Japan 7. Indians In The West Indies AUTHOR: 1. Roma Choudhury 2. D. R. Bhandari 3. Dr. Dorothy Williams 4. Dr. G. Srinivasamurthy 5. N. G. Kharod 6. Dr. Burton E. Martin 7. S. M. Rameswar KEYWORDS: 1. Human action in Indian Philosophy, Niskama Karma in Buddhism 2. Machiavelli as Zeitgeist, Political philosophy of Machiavelli in The Prince 3. Centralized pattern of library service, Central library and community library 4. Medical research in Indian medical colleges, Bhore committee and medical research 5. War time legislation, Law and society 6. Social problems in Japan, Democracy in Japan 7. Indian migration in West Indies, Indians in British Caribbean Document ID: INL-1949 (N-D) Vol-III (07)

Twas the Night before Christmas - A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Illustrated)

Twas the Night before Christmas - A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026848322
Author: Clement Moore
Publisher: e-artnow
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Twas the Night before Christmas - A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Illustrated) by Clement Moore Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Twas the Night before Christmas - A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents Extract: "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…" A Visit From Saint Nicholas, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, and has had a massive impact on the history of Christmas gift giving. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably. It became a popular poem which was set to music and was recorded by many artists. On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a father awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. The father watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself.… Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing A Visit from St. Nicholas for his children.

The Night before Christmas - or A Visit from St. Nicholas (with the original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)

The Night before Christmas - or A Visit from St. Nicholas (with the original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026802772
Author: Clement Clarke Moore
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The Night before Christmas - or A Visit from St. Nicholas (with the original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith) by Clement Clarke Moore Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Night before Christmas - or A Visit from St. Nicholas (with the original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably. On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a man awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. The man watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself. They share a conspiratorial moment before the saint bounds up the chimney again. As he flies away, Saint Nicholas wishes everyone a "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night." Clement Clarke Moore ( 1779 – 1863) was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Located on land donated by the "Bard of Chelsea" himself, the seminary still stands today on Ninth Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, in an area known as Chelsea Square. Moore's connection with that institution continued for over twenty-five years. He is the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".

A Redbird Christmas

A Redbird Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588364216
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Random House
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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg Book Resume:

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

The Ebb-Tide

The Ebb-Tide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849642674
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson,Lloyd Osbourne
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson,Lloyd Osbourne Book Resume:

In 1890, the year after first reaching Samoa but before he had properly settled there, Stevenson and his stepson planned and began what they intended to be a huge novel, a black, ugly, trampling, violent story, full of strange scenes and striking characters. It took them until 1893 to finish the story. It seems to be that Stevenson realized he had taken his spade too deep in the black depths of human nature. His metier had mostly been the dark primitive passions of the race, but not even the conception of pure evil in Mr. Hyde is more repulsive than the trio of villainy in The Ebb Tide, where it is heightened against the dazzling beauty of the Pacific seas and beaches.

No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1595555226
Author: Jerome Corsi
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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No Greater Valor by Jerome Corsi Book Resume:

Jerome Corsi’s newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne—one of the most heroic victories of WWII—with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there. In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler’s overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was nothing short of miraculous. Corsi’s analysis is based on a record of oral histories along with original field maps used by field commanders, battle orders, and other documentation made at the time of the military command. With a perspective gleaned from newspapers, periodicals, and newsreels of the day, Corsi paints a riveting portrait of one of the most important battles in world history.

Evangeline

Evangeline [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781455603954
Author: Fox, Finis
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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Evangeline by Fox, Finis Book Resume:

The heartbreaking story of two Acadian lovers separated during the expulsion of the French settlers from Nova Scotia.

At Christmas Time

At Christmas Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443424765
Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Harper Collins
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At Christmas Time by Anton Chekhov Book Resume:

Told in two parts, Anton Chekhov’s "At Christmas Time" begins with an illiterate woman hiring a local man to write a letter wishing her daughter—from who she has heard nothing since her wedding and departure four years earlier—a merry Christmas. In the second part, the letter arrives for the daughter, whose life is not what she imagined it would be. While not a traditional story of Christmas cheer, Chekhov’s "At Christmas Time" has captivated audiences since its publication in 1900 and is recognized today as a Christmas classic. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY (Illustrated Edition)

THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027202345
Author: E. M. Delafield
Publisher: Musaicum Books
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THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY (Illustrated Edition) by E. M. Delafield Book Resume:

When the editor of Time and Tide wanted some light "middles", preferably in serial form, E. M. Delafield promised to think of something to submit'. It was thus, in 1930, that her most popular and enduring work Diary of a Provincial Lady was written. This largely autobiographical novel which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s is a humorous account of a house-wife and a mother who juggles her life at home and yet goes on to successfully publish her first book. Excerpt: "November 7th.—Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa." (The Diary of a Provincial Lady) E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

So This is Christmas

So This is Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1937909794
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
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So This is Christmas by Josh Lanyon Book Resume:

God Help You Merry Gentlemen… Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, sometimes amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books—and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding a missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye…

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780191578588
Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Book Resume:

'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.