The Detective's Assistant

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316403504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

The Detective's Assistant - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 8 Chapters)

Author: Kate Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316264067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 75

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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

The Double Loop

Detective X In Action

Author: Akhil Gokul

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947202731

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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Precious treasure is stolen from an antique museum! Will Detective X come to the rescue? The thief is a mastermind and to reach him the detective needs to solve several interesting puzzles. Will the detective clear the mystery trail to catch the notorious Thief? Find out as you flip the pages of The Double Loop, a nail-biting mystery filled with puzzles, traps and tunnels! This book is an interesting read for kids. Written in a simple and easy-to-understand language, the book will help young boys and girls to start reading and perhaps even motivate them to start writing.

A Conspiracy of Faith

A Department Q Novel

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624213

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Detective Carl Mørck and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage—her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself...

An introduction to the detective story

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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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.

The Assistant

A Novel

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466805005

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store. Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers. "His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970

The Detective MEGAPACK ®

30 Modern and Classic Tales of Mystery and Detection

Author: Dashiell Hammett,Arthur Conan Doyle,Meriah L. Crawford,Vincent Starrett,David Dean,C.J. Henderson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434446816

Category: Fiction

Page: 1334

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The Detective Megapack presents 30 choice mysteries, spanning the Victorian age through modern times. From Dashiell Hammet to Arthur Conan Doyle, from Vincent Starrett to Johnston McCulley -- there is something for every fan of detective tales! ARSON PLUS, by Dashiell Hammett IT TORE THE LAUGH FROM MY THROAT, by Meriah L Crawford THE TAGGART ASSIGNMENT, by Vincent Starrett TOMORROW’S DEAD, by David Dean THE FLAMING PHANTOM, by Jacques Futrelle MESSAGE IN THE SAND, by John L. French THE ASSISTANT MURDERER, by Dashiell Hammett ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, by C.J. Henderson THE RED THUMB MARK, by R. Austin Freeman MONSIEUR LECOQ, by Emile Gaboriau THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe HELL-BENT FOR THE MORGUE, by Don Larson DEATH OF THE FLUTE, by Arthur J. Burks OH FANNY, by Raymond Lester CLANCY, DETECTIVE, By H. Bedford-Jones THE TATTOOED MAN, by William J. Makin TRIGGER MEN, by Eustace Cockrell BUTTERFLY OF DEATH, by Harold Gluck MY BONNIE LIES..., by Ted Hertel THUBWAY THAM, FASHION PLATE, by Johnston McCulley THE MURDER AT TROYTE’S HILL, by Catherine Louisa Pirkis THE AFFAIR OF THE CORRIDOR EXPRESS, by Victor L. Whitechurch SECRET SUGGESTION, by Vincent H. O’Neil THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle BLACK SUNRISE, by Jack Halliday THE LION’S SMILE, by Thomas W. Hanshew THE NAIL, by Pedro de Alarçon THE ROME EXPRESS, by Arthur Griffiths IN THE FOG, by Richard Harding Davis OFFICER DOWN, by Robert J. Mendenhall And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the entries in Wildside's "Megapack" series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!

The Molly Maguires and the Detectives

Author: Allan Pinkerton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504001494

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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To keep the peace in the coal mines, the Pinkerton agency goes to war The Civil War is over, and the Union is rebuilding using the power of coal—black rock dug from deep beneath the Pennsylvania earth by men from all over the globe who are seeking their fortune in America. In the 1870s, the miners are unionizing to fight for better working conditions, but within their ranks lurks a secret society whose aim is not so pure. It calls itself the Mollie Maguires, and its adherents are ready to kill to get what they want. Fearing a bloodbath, the head of one of the coal-mining firms reaches out to Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous detective agency, and begs him to break up the sinister ring. Pinkerton sends James McParlan undercover among the miners, the first soldier in a three-year battle against the radicals that will change the face of American labor forever. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Latin American Mystery Writers

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Darrell B. Lockhart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

Mama's Boy

Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture

Author: Roel van den Oever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295082

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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In postwar America, the discourse of Momism advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The Grotto, by Grace Zaring Stone, Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, to offer new commentary on canonical texts, a particular moment in American culture, and future reading strategies.