The Baffle Book

Fifteen Fiendishly Challenging Detective Puzzles

Author: Lassiter Wren,Randle McKay

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567923193

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 210

View: 4924

If you revel in the sport of armchair criminal investigation, The Baffle Book is just your cup of poisoned orange pekoe. Here are fifteen old-fashioned but wonderfully challenging "detective puzzles," the unraveling of which requires you to develop your latent powers of observation and deduction ? "those qualities of mind," the authors argue, "which make the solution of the most inscrutable mysteries a veritable pleasure."In words, charts, and diagrams, Messrs. Wren and McKay put you at the crime scene and present you with the facts established by the police. What do you observe? Which are the telltale clues? What do you deduce? And how will you answer the questions posed at the end of each problem: "Who stole the emerald?" "Where did the gang plan to meet?" "In what city had the amnesia victim once worked?" Each question is scored to a degree of difficulty, with a perfect score of ten points per puzzle. And if you find you are stumped, you can turn to the back of the book, where the answers are printed (but upside-down, to deter you from giving up too easily). Don't cheat: you'll only spoil the fun.In such puzzle-stories as "The Evidence on the Japanned Box," "The Toledo Death Threat," and "The Huppheimer Museum Robbery," Wren and McKay sparked a craze for "ten-minute mysteries" that spread through the American pulp-detective magazines of the late 1920s. These are the granddaddies ? and perhaps the most perfect examples ? of this venerable puzzle genre.
Posted in Games & Activities

The Baffle Book Strikes Again

Fifteen Devilishly Difficult Detective Puzzles

Author: Lassiter Wren,Randle McKay

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN: 9781567923681

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8079

For all those sharp-witted sleuths who love to wrestle with fiendishly clever puzzles and murderous mysteries, here is a collection of 15 detective puzzles to exercise the grey cells. Each case is presented as a brief dossier studded with clues - and some red herrings - followed by questions to lead armchair sleuths to the solution.
Posted in Fiction

Probable Cause

Crime Fiction in America

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724863

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 8784

American crime fiction has developed into writing that has a commitment to democracy and the democratic way of life, a compassion and empathy and a style which has created a significant branch of American literature.
Posted in Social Science

Watteau's Shepherds

The Detective Novel in Britain, 1914-1940

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879721329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 7603

Detective stories should be examined from a literary point of view, with special attention to literary history and to materials and patterns from which the writers created their fictions. This book sheds new light into the fascinating field of detective fiction.
Posted in Literary Criticism

First Class Murder

A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141369833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2531

The third instalment in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series; just like the iconic Agatha Christie, Hazel and Daisy have boarded the Orient Express! ----- 'A delight . . . Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks' The Bookseller 'Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper' New Statesman ----- Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

An Introduction to the Detective Story

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723781

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 8556

This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.
Posted in Fiction

DuMont's Criminal-Rätsel, Der Mörder von Miami

e. Denkspiel für Profis u. Amateur-Detektive ; e. Weltbestseller d. 30er Jahre!

Author: Dennis Wheatley,J. G. Links

Publisher: N.A



Page: 215

View: 4663

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Publishers weekly

Author: Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.),Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Am. Book Trade Association,American Book Trade Union,R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8412

Posted in American literature

Sabiston and Spencer's Surgery of the Chest E-Book

Author: Frank Sellke,Pedro J. del Nido,Scott J. Swanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700096

Category: Medical

Page: 2520

View: 1618

Through seven successful editions, Sabiston & Spencer Surgery of the Chest has set the standard in cardiothoracic surgery references. Now, the new 8th Edition, edited by Frank W. Sellke, MD, Pedro J. del Nido, MD, and Scott J. Swanson, MD, carries on this tradition with updated coverage of today's essential clinical knowledge from leaders worldwide. Guidance divided into three major sections—Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery—lets you quickly find what you need, while new and revised chapters reflect all of the important changes within this rapidly evolving specialty. Expert Consult functionality—new to this edition—enables you to access the complete contents of the 2-volume set from anyplace with an Internet connection for convenient consultation where and when you need it. This is an ideal source for mastering all of the most important current knowledge and techniques in cardiac and thoracic surgery—whether for specialty board review or day-to-day practice. Features short, focused chapters that help you find exactly what you need. Presents the work of international contributors who offer a global view of the entire specialty. Covers thoracic surgery as well as adult and pediatric cardiac surgery for a practical and powerful single source. Includes nearly 1,100 illustrations that help to clarify key concepts. Features online access to the complete contents of the 2-volume text at for convenient anytime, anywhere reference. Covers the hottest topics shaping today's practice, including the latest theory and surgical techniques for mitral valve disease, advances in the treatment of congenital heart disease, minimally invasive surgical approaches to the treatment of adult and congenital cardiac disease and thoracic disease, stent grafting for aortic disease, and cell-based therapies. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.
Posted in Medical


A Journal of Detection

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: N.A

View: 1401

Posted in Detective and mystery stories, American

The Microphone Book

From Mono to Stereo to Surround - a Guide to Microphone Design and Application

Author: John Eargle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136118063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 9997

The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need to the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features, more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones; a new chapter on classic old models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection; improved layout for ease of reference; even more illustrations. John Eargle provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available. He then addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. Surround sound is covered from both a creative and a technical viewpoint. This classic reference takes the reader into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to such matters as stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are also covered in detail. Recording and sound reinforcement engineers at all levels of expertise will find The Microphone Book an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing a microphone for any situation.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Best of Fun in Bed

Author: Frank Scully

Publisher: N.A


Category: American wit and humor

Page: 221

View: 7361

Posted in American wit and humor

Solange du lebst


Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734407

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 4354

Mit ihrer Schwärmerei für die neue Lehrerin, die Nonne Mary Anita Buckendorf, löst Evelina bei ihrem Großvater düstere Erinnerungen aus. Einstmals wurde in der Stadt eine weiße Siedlerfamilie massakriert. Weil man die Täter nicht fand, hängte man kurzerhand ein paar Indianer auf. Großvater konnte sich retten. Er weiß um die Schuld der Buckendorfs und er kennt die komplizierten Liebes- und Verwandtschaftsverhältnisse, mit denen die Menschen in der Stadt seit jener Zeit verbunden sind: der ehrbare Richter, die ehebrecherische Ärztin, der indianische Pfarrer, der Teufelsgeiger, der gewalttätige Sektengründer. Atemlos lauscht Evelina den Berichten ihres Großvaters, des großen Geschichtenerzählers und Legendenbewahrers. Louise Erdrich erzählt die Geschichte einer Stadt mit einem dunklen Geheimnis, das seit fast einhundert Jahren auf den Menschen lastet. Liebes- und Abenteuerroman – und ein Generationenporträt voller Leidenschaft, Schuld und Sühne.
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Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Michael A. Gatzoulis,Gary D. Webb,Piers E. F. Daubeney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710016

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 8689

Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, by Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney, is a practical, one-stop resource designed to help you manage the unique challenges of treating long-term adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Authored by internationally known leaders in the field, this edition is the first that truly integrates anatomy and imaging technology into clinical practice, and includes new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and transition of care. Congenital defects are presented with high-quality illustrations and appropriate imaging modalities. Find all the information you need in one user-friendly resource that integrates anatomy, clinical signs, and therapeutic options. Confidently make decisions aided by specific recommendations about the benefits and risks of surgeries, catheter interventions, and drug therapy for difficult clinical problems. Recognize and diagnose morphologic disorders with the help of detailed, full-color diagrams. Quickly find what you need thanks to easily accessible, consistently organized chapters and key annotated references. Keep pace with the latest advancements including five new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anaesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, and transition of care Comply with the latest European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice guidelines - integrated throughout the book - for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy See imaging findings as they appear in practice and discern subtle nuances thanks to new, high-quality images and illustrations Integrates anatomy, clinical signs and therapeutic options of congenital heart disease both in print and online!
Posted in Medical

Die Ordnung der Zeit

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000751

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8002

Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".
Posted in Science

Saturday Review of Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4400

Posted in American literature