The Mystery of Central Park

A Novel (Classic Reprint)

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243175673


Page: 234

View: 1599

Excerpt from The Mystery of Central Park: A Novel He felt that he was not being used quite fairly, but he was at a loss for a way to remedy it. Here he was, the devoted slave of the rather plain girl beside him, who refused to marry him, merely because he had never soiled his firm, white hands with toil, nor worried his brain with a greater task, since his school days, than planning some way to kill time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Mystery of Central Park

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975629885


Page: 132

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Richard Treadwell is living off a comfortable inheritance, dating heiress Penelope Howard and having his marriage proposal repeatedly rejected, when a dead body in Central Park spurs him to action. Who is the beautiful young woman on the park bench? How did she die? Solve the mystery, says Penelope, and the two can finally marry. This edition of The Mystery of Central Park is accompanied by 20 illustrations from the original serialization in The New York Evening World (July, 1889).
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Murder in Central Park

Author: Michael Jahn,Mike Jahn

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373263837

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 4537

Captain Bill Donovan is faced with a host of colorful and eccentric suspects during his investigation into a bizarre murder at a bird conservatory in Central park. By the author of the Edgar Award-winning The Quark Maneuver. Reprint.
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House of Outrageous Fortune

Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

Author: Michael Gross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5565

The author of 740 Park presents a portrait of the nouveau-riche area of Central Park's southwest rim and how its high-profile, international residents are redefining the meaning of affluence in today's world.
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The Girl in the Park

Author: Mariah Fredericks

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0449815919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9646

When a teenaged girl with a bad reputation is murdered in New York City's Central Park after a party, her childhood friend is determined to solve the mystery of who caused her death.
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Time and Again

Author: Jack Finney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143914477X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 763

Now with masterfully restored original artwork, lovers of time travel, romance, and adventure can rediscover Time and Again, the beloved classic hailed as “THE great time-travel story” by Stephen King, author of 11/22/63, and praised as a “pure New York fun” by Alice Hoffman, author of The Rules of Magic. When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882. Aside from his thirst for experience, he has good reason to return to the past—his friend Kate has a curious, half-burned letter dated from that year, and he wants to trace the mystery. But when Si begins to fall in love with a woman he meets in the past, he will be forced to choose between two worlds—forever. Called “the great time-travel story” by Stephen King, Time and Again is admired for its rich, painstakingly researched descriptions of life in New York City more than a century ago, and for the swift adventure at its core. With newly digitized art, you will fall in love with this refreshed classic all over again.
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Mystery in New York

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807554618

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 121

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The Aldens are sight-seeing in New York City. But before the end of their very first day in the city someone steals the priceless Elizabeth Star Diamond from their friend Mr. Pound—and the Boxcar Children spring into mystery-solving action.
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The Mystery in New York City

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635069989

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1025

Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 4.8, 3 Points.
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Central Park

An Anthology

Author: Andrew Blauner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197425

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 1894

Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the county. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. 843 carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction-- 20 pieces in all, with classics sprinkled among 13 new ones commissioned from great New York writers. Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park, in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.
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The Dog Park Club

A Mystery

Author: Cynthia Robinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429921226

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5772

Raymond Chandler meets David Sedaris—the first in a dynamite new cozy series that's "a lot of fun, full of unexpected depths and twists." —Josh Bazell, bestselling author of Beat the Reaper Amy Carter is missing. And there's no one less capable of finding her than Max Bravo. Max Bravo is a mid-rung opera singer with a diva's towering ego. And he doesn't do favors. Not until the day he visits a troubled friend in Berkeley and offers to walk her dog. Max quickly discovers the local dog park. It's an odd, private little world—a preserve for neighborhood crackpots and lay-abouts, and, incidentally, their dogs. But, the park regulars are friendly. Clubby. They even serve beer. Before long, Max can't stay away. When one of the regulars disappears, Max's interest in the dog park turns to obsession. Amy Carter – beautiful, adored, pregnant – has vanished. The circumstances bode the worst. What happened to Amy? The dog park club has brewed up a theory. And they mean to prove it.
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Passing Through Eden

Photographs of Central Park

Author: Tod Papageorge

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783865213747

Category: Photography

Page: 105

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Tod Papageorge began to photograph extensively in New Yorks Central Park in the late 1970s, a few years after he turned from the Leica to medium-format cameras. These pictures, gathered in Passing Through Eden, luminously trace, as Rosalind Krauss has written about Papageorges work, photographys capacity to embrace the sensuous richness of physical reality [in order to] come tothat fullness which Baudelaire used to call intimacy, when he meant eroticism. From picture to picture, Papageorge constructs a realm that resembles our common world, but that, in its intense marrying of the sensual and poetic, irresistibly calls up the Eden invoked in the books title. Even more than this, he has edited and sequenced Passing Through Eden to parallel in its first half the opening chapters of Genesis from the Creation through the (metaphorical) generations that follow on from Cain before giving over the rest of the book to a virtuosic run of pictures that, from one to the next, might invoke Man before the Flood, Shakespeares The Tempest, or energetically confirm that the human comedy is alive and well in Central Park.
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Central Park, an American masterpiece

Author: Sara Cedar Miller

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Architecture

Page: 255

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Marking the park's 150th anniversary, this first definitive history celebrates the splendor and significance of this national treasure. 316 illustrations, 200 in color.
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The Snake

Author: John Godey

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795333854

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 358

On a steamy night in Central Park, a sailor returning from South Africa gets mugged. What the mugger doesn't know is that the sailor is carrying a deadly Black Mamba-the most poisonous snake in the world. The sailor is murdered, the mugger is bitten, and the snake slithers off into the underbrush-and becomes the terror of Central Park. John Godey's fast-paced, no-frills prose keeps the action intense as the city authorities rush to capture the snake-and the populace tries to stay out of its way. With all the heart-pumping action of Jaws, but set in the center of one of the world's most populated urban centers, this book guarantees you'll never look at Central Park the same way again.
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The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso

Central Park

Author: Marie Unanue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532040511


Page: 194

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Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends.When Phatty decides he is tired of being a scaredy-cat, he jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop Crawler the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operation goes horribly wrong when he finds himself alone and lost in the park. When his best friend, Payaso, realizes his partner in crime is missing, he teams up with several animals to find Phatty. As the band of furry pals set out on a hilarious journey, they quickly realize that if they put aside their differences and work together, it might just be enough to save a lovable undercatand each other.In this animal adventure novel, a cat on a mission to stop a bully hawk must face his fears all alone in a scary park while a group of unlikely friends attempts to rescue him.
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City on Fire

A novel

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385353782

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 7692

National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Wizards of Central Park West

Ultimate Urban Fantasy

Author: Arjay Lewis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983636417


Page: 662

View: 9248

African-American detective Eddie Berman and his partner Luis Vasquez are brought into the case of a homeless man ripped limb from limb in Central Park. At the crime scene, Eddie discovers a magical walking stick and the victim's disembodied head which informs him, "You are summoned!" This brings Eddie into a secret world of wizards, each bearing a staff made from the tree that rested in the Garden of Eden. He must quickly learn to wield enormous powers to confront a demon known as "the great evil" who can manifest in over 300 forms. In majestic Central Park, a site of power built by wizards, Eddie must uncover a rogue sorcerer and defeat an age-old creature that threatens not only the world, but Eddie and his partner's families as well. With tongue firmly in cheek, award-winning author Arjay Lewis takes you into a world of fable, adventure, and lore in one of the most magical cities on earth: New York.
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Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear

A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Gloria Skurzynski,Alane Ferguson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426309767

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5709

This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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PeeWee's Tale

Author: Johanna Hurwitz

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137986

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6590

A guinea pig in Central Park? PeeWee, once a boy's dear pet, has been secretly released into the wilds of Central Park. But instead of relishing his freedom, PeeWee is at first a stranger in a strange land—until he meets Lexi, a city-wise squirrel who gives his new stubby-tailed friend some tips as well as some confidence. A series of eye-opening adventures—from the search for PeeWee's former owner to his discovery of the power of reading—turns a timid rodent into an endearing hero that will leave Hurwitz fans cheering for more.
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