The Case of the Dirty Clue

Author: George E. Stanley,Salvatore Murdocca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689863578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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When Misty's new bike is hit by a speeding car after being left in the middle of the street by her little brother, the Third Grade Detectives gather clues to track down the driver.

Bell's Breakthrough

Author: Stacia Deutsch,Rhody Cohon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442495367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Abigail, Jacob, Zack, and Bo travel back in time to watch Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone, but discover instead that he has put his invention on hold so they try to convince the stubborn inventor to get back on track.

King's Courage

Author: Stacia Deutsch,Rhody Cohon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442495375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Mr. Caruthers' History Club once again travels back in time, but this time they have to babysit Jacob and Zack's brother, Gabe, while convincing Dr. Martin Luther King to lead the voting-rights march to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Rascal's Revenge

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Wilma Tenderfoot (small but determined - and slightly accident prone - assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her beloved beagle, Pickle, are on their most cracking case yet! The whole of Cooper Island is under threat, Mr Goodman has more on his plate than even he can handle, and Wilma is on the cusp of solving the conundrum of her birthright. But things ALWAYS ALWAYS get worse before they get better (everyone knows that!) - so hold onto your hats, take out the mansize tissues, and get reading . . .

Blue One Angel Five

Author: C. Alexander

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595908403

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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A Special Operations Group Team is sent on a mission. They return without their team leader who is hurt and unable to get into the chopper at the extraction. Twenty-nine days later, he walks out of the tropical forest at a base camp. He returns without memory of anything between the failed extraction and the moment he stumbles into the camp except for hazy nightmares of shadowy figures-Stacker Joe, Willie the Wonk, and Slackman. Four years of intense psychiatric evaluation neither prove nor disprove fears that he was captured, brainwashed, and returned as a potential mole. Allowed to go his way, he buys a gunsmith shop in Wyoming. Two years later, he receives a visitor. Then, the visitor's granddaughter. And J. D. McKennick, is forced back into the black whirlpool of his lost memory. To fight what he finds, his old team is reformed. One is dead, two have medical discharges, and one is at his 'day' job. But new members are added, and Team Blue One Angel Five is reformed. Falcon, Slackman, Angel, Scooter, the Kraut, Bait, and the people around them, must spearhead the fight against the threat to the government and people of the United States.

The Skinner

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465406

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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IS IMMORTALITY WORTH THE PRICE? The savage ocean planet of Spatterjay draws visitors with very different agendas. Erlin is immortal and seeks a reason to keep living. Janer hosts a hive mind, which paid him to find this planet. And Keech is an agent of Earth who’s been dead for seven hundred years – but still hunts a notorious criminal. On Spatterjay’s vast waterscapes, only the Old Captains risk the native life forms and their voracious appetites. However, they are now barely human. And somewhere out there Keech’s target – the Skinner – runs wild. Keech pursues the Skinner for atrocities committed in a centuries-past war, fought with the alien Prador. But one of these Prador is fast approaching Spatterjay to exterminate witnesses to his own war crimes. And he won’t spare its visitors.

The Real World of Sherlock

Author: B J Rahn

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445637774

Category: History

Page: 264

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Ever wondered where Conan Doyle got his inspiration for the literary sleuth? Was there a real 'Study in Scarlet' in Victorian London? What baffled Victorian police detectives? In The Real World of Sherlock, B. J. Rahn explores the world that Sherlock emerged from and the inspirations behind the character himself. Holmes is a man known for his eccentricities - his reclusiveness and the aura of genius have become trademarks today, and are recognisable in any Holmes adaptation. This book reveals the men who inspired that iconic persona. Among them are Dr Joseph Bell, Conan Doyle's role model and an investigator of disease and crime, and the writer Edgar Allan Poe, who invented the detective story as we recognise it today. Rahn also takes a fascinating look at crime and detection in nineteenth-century London. She explores how the work of police detectives and CSI evolved in this era, from footprint analysis and human blood testing to fingerprinting and crime-scene photography. But did Sherlock make use of these emerging techniques in his investigations? This is the perfect book for any Sherlock fan who wants to find out about the background to the character and the fast-evolving world of detection from which the stories emerged. You'll be astonished at just how real Sherlock was.

The Poisoner's Handbook

Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524893

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

The Boy Detective Fails

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070499

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this “charming” and melancholic novel, a former child sleuth “investigates the hard-to-crack case of Lost Innocence” (Entertainment Weekly). A Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist Book of the Year In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy befriends two lonely, extraordinary children—one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, he experiences the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job; encounters a beautiful, desperate pickpocket; and confronts the nearly impossible solution to his sister’s case. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown. “Haunted by the mystery of his sister’s death and feeling that a lapse in his sleuthing may be to blame, Billy is determined to find out the reason for her suicide and to punish those responsible . . . The story of Billy’s search for truth, love and redemption is surprising and absorbing. Swaddled in melancholy and gentle humor, it builds in power as the clues pile up.” —Publishers Weekly “The author gives Billy a gallery of rogues to combat and even sends him to investigate the Convocation of Evil at a local hotel (‘Featured Panel: To Wear a Mask?’). Meno sets himself a complicated task, marooning his straight-arrow, pulp-fiction protagonist in a world uglier than the Bobbsey Twins ever faced but refusing to go for satire. Instead, the author takes his compulsive investigator at face value.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Comedic, imaginative, empathic . . . investigates the precincts of grief [and] our longing to combat chaos with reason.” —Booklist

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

or The Murder at Road Hill House

Author: Kate Summerscale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408801582

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

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Saville's corpse, already stiff, was laid on a table beneath the kitchen window; upstairs the shape of his sleeping self was still indented on the sheets and pillow of the cot. On a summer's morning in 1860, the Kent family awakes in their elegant Wiltshire home to a terrible discovery; their youngest son has been brutally murdered. When celebrated detective Jack Whicher is summoned from Scotland Yard he faces the unenviable task of identifying the killer – when the grieving family are the suspects. The original Victorian whodunnit, the murder and its investigation provoked national hysteria at the thought of what might be festering behind the locked doors of respectable homes – scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing.