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Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Fall of Man in Wilmslow

  • Author: David Lagercrantz
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 1101946709
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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From the author of the #1 best seller The Girl in the Spider’s Web—an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing’s suicide and plunges into a post-war Britain of immeasurable repression, conformity and fear June 8, 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home in the sleepy suburb of Wilmslow. It is widely assumed that he has committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for gross indecency. But a young detective constable, Leonard Corell, who once dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis’ Enigma encryption code. Stumbling across evidence of Turing’s genius, and sensing an escape from a narrow life, Corell begins to dig deeper. But in the paranoid, febrile atmosphere of the Cold War, loose cannons cannot be tolerated and Corell soon realizes he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge. He is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him targeted as a threat to national security. From the Hardcover edition.

Millennium 6

Millennium 6

  • Author: David Lagercrantz
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press
  • ISBN: 9780857056368
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  • Page: 448
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The sixth in Stieg Larsson's DRAGON TATTOO series - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide - the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander. Book four in the series, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, is a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy - out in Autumn 2018. "Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker is in good hands" Patrick Ryan, U.S.A. Today "Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever" Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material" Benjamin Percy, Esquire "Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling" Alison Flood, Observer

Hunters in the Dark

Hunters in the Dark

A Novel

  • Author: Lawrence Osborne
  • Publisher: Hogarth
  • ISBN: 0553447351
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever. Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

Ultimate High

Ultimate High

My Everest Odyssey

  • Author: Göran Kropp,David Lagercrantz
  • Publisher: Discovery Channel Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781563319365
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 227
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A personal account of one man's determination to climb Mount Everest alone describes how the Swedish climber accomplished his goal, within days of the 1995 tragedy that took the lives of a number of fellow climbers.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

  • Author: David Lagercrantz
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 0451494334
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance. The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge. Lisbeth Salander—obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world's most insidious problems.

The World As I Found It

The World As I Found It

  • Author: Bruce Duffy
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590175654
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell,G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A brilliant group portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century life looming large in the background, Duffy’s novel depicts times and places as various as Vienna 1900, the trenches of World War I, Bloomsbury, and the colleges of Cambridge, while the complicated main characters appear not only in thought and dispute but in love and despair. Wittgenstein, a strange, troubled, and troubling man of gnawing contradictions, is at the center of a novel that reminds us that the apparently abstract and formal questions that animate philosophy are nothing less than the intractable matters of life and death.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

  • Author: Alan Garner
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007539061
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

Alan Turing: The Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma

The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

  • Author: Andrew Hodges
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400865123
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 768
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times–bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing’s life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing’s leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.

We Shall Inherit the Wind

We Shall Inherit the Wind

  • Author: Gunnar Staalesen,Don Bartlett
  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • ISBN: 1495627683
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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One of the fathers of Nordic Noir offers a chilling, timeless story of love, revenge, and desire, set against contemporary issues 1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he's made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries, and dubious business ethics. Then the first body appears—tied to a cross, facing the mouth of the fjord.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire

  • Author: Stieg Larsson
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 9780307272300
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

Surrender, New York

Surrender, New York

  • Author: Caleb Carr
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0399591559
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
  • View: 2796
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Imaginative and fulfilling . . . an addictive contemporary crime procedural."--Michael Connelly, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) Caleb Carr, the author of The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, returns with a contemporary, edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring the brilliant but unconventional criminal psychologist Dr. Trajan Jones. In the small town of Surrender in upstate New York, Dr. Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, teach online courses in profiling and forensic science from Jones's family farm. Once famed advisors to the New York City Police Department, Trajan and Li now work in exile, having made enemies of those in power. Protected only by farmhands and Jones's unusual "pet," the outcast pair is unexpectedly called in to consult on a disturbing case. In rural Burgoyne County, a pattern of strange deaths has emerged: adolescent boys and girls are found murdered in gruesome fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, yet their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective. Jones and Li soon discover that the victims are all "throwaway children," a new state classification of young people who are neither orphans, runaways, nor homeless, but who are abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves. Two of these throwaways, Lucas Kurtz and his older sister, Ambyr, cross paths with Jones and Li, offering information that could blow the case wide open. As the stakes grow higher, Jones and Li must not only unravel the mystery of how the throwaways died but also defend themselves and the Kurtz siblings against shadowy agents who don't want the truth to get out. Jones believes the real story leads back to the city where both he and Dr. Kreizler did their greatest work. But will Jones and Li be able to trace the case to New York before they fall victim to the murderous forces that stalk them? Tautly paced and richly researched, Surrender, New York brings to life the grim underbelly of a prosperous nation--and those most vulnerable to its failings. This brilliant novel marks another milestone in Caleb Carr's triumphant literary suspense career. Praise for Surrender, New York "[A] page-turning thriller . . . For maximum enjoyment: surrender, reader."--The Wall Street Journal "Every word of fiction Carr has produced seems to have been written in either direct or indirect conversation with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. . . . [Surrender, New York] allows Carr to deploy his indisputable gift for the gothic and the macabre, and the pursuit is suspenseful and believable."--USA Today "[A] long-awaited return."--O: The Oprah Magazine "[A] superb mystery . . . [that moves] at a swift and often terrifying pace. As in The Alienist, Carr triumphs at every twist and turn."--Providence Journal "Edgar Allan Poe would have understood this book and hailed it a masterpiece. . . . A terrific story with a great setting and a very modern social message."--The Globe and Mail "[An] engrossing mystery."--Library Journal "A compulsive read . . . Carr once again delivers a high-stakes thriller featuring a new band of clever, determined outcasts."--Booklist (starred review) "Carr's many fans will find this well worth the wait."--Kirkus Reviews

Letters of Note: Volume 2

Letters of Note: Volume 2

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 9781452153834
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 368
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From the editor of the New York Times bestseller and instant classic Letters of Note, comes this companion volume of more than 125 captivating letters. Each turn of the page brings delight and discovery in a collection of correspondence that spans centuries and place, written by the famous, the not-so-famous, and the downright infamous. Entries are accompanied by a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and a spirited illustration—in most cases, a facsimile of the letter itself. A splendid gatefold features one extraordinary hand-embroidered biographical letter. As surprising as it is entertaining, Letters of Note: Volume 2 is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.

The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

  • Author: David Lagercrantz
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 0385354290
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
  • View: 9636
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Claire Foy. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in this ripped-from-the-headlines, high-octane follow-up to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. One of the Best Books of the Year NPR * USA Today * O, The Oprah Magazine * Esquire A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Bibliography
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Cheshire Notes and Queries

Cheshire Notes and Queries

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Cheshire (England)
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Graham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion

Graham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion

  • Author: George R. Graham,Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher: N.A
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion

Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion

  • Author: George R. Graham,Edgar Allan Poe,Ann Sophia Stephens,Charles Jacobs Peterson,Rufus Wilmot Griswold,Robert Taylor Conrad,Joseph Ripley Chandler,Bayard Taylor
  • Publisher: N.A
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion

Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion

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Advertiser Notes and Queries

Advertiser Notes and Queries

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Cheshire (England)
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to the use of Wilmslow Church, by the Rev. W. Brownlow

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to the use of Wilmslow Church, by the Rev. W. Brownlow

  • Author: N.A
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  • ISBN: N.A
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