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Island of the Mad

Island of the Mad

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • Author: Laurie R. King
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0804177988
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Laurie R. King's New York Times bestselling series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes is "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today" (Lee Child)! The last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad, missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. Although her mental state seemed to be improving, she's now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital . . . better known as Bedlam. Russell wants nothing to do with the case--but she can't say no. To track down the vanished woman, she must use her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge--and enlist her husband's legendary prowess. Together, the two travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the murky canals of Venice--only to find the shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege. Praise for Island of the Mad "Full of lush details and clever twists."--Booklist "Once again validates Laurie R. King as the preeminent Holmes writer working today."--Bookreporter "A truly memorable mystery . . . Laurie King brings her always amazing imagination to the page to enthrall readers, as only she can do."--Suspense Magazine "Superb . . . shocking . . . Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine's climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd."--Kirkus Reviews "There's no shortage of entertainment. . . . If you are a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed!"--San Francisco Book Review "Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of the better recent installments in this popular series."--Publishers Weekly

Island of the Mad

Island of the Mad

A Novel

  • Author: Laurie Sheck
  • Publisher: Catapult
  • ISBN: 1619028654
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 396
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The acclaimed author of A Monster’s Notes delivers a novel that’s “compelling, mysterious and hard to shake . . . utterly one of a kind” (Junot Díaz). Following on the heels of her exciting and widely praised A Monster’s Notes, and with Sheck’s characteristic brilliance of language, Island of the Mad follows the solitary, hunchbacked Ambrose A., as he sets out on a mysterious journey to Venice in search of a lost notebook he knows almost nothing about. Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, in the Venetian Lagoon, only a few minutes boat-ride from Venice. At the island’s old, abandoned hospital which has been turned into a conference center, he discovers a mess of papers in a drawer, and among them the correspondence and notes of two of the island’s former inhabitants—a woman with a rare genetic illness which causes the afflicted to gradually become unable to sleep until, increasingly hallucinatory and feverish, they essentially die of sleeplessness; and her friend, a man who experiences epileptic seizures. As the sleepless woman’s eyesight fails, she wants only one thing—that her friend read to her from Dostoevsky’s great novel, The Idiot, a book she loves but can no longer read herself. As Ambrose follows their strange tale, everything he has ever known or thought is called into question. “If there is one thing to take away from the powerful collage of allusions, imagery, and lyricism in Laurie Sheck’s Island of the Mad, it is the fundamental importance of human connection . . . [a] warm and lyrical narrative.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

The Island of Mad Scientists

The Island of Mad Scientists

Being an Excursion to the Wilds of Scotland, Involving Many Marvels of Experimental Invention, Pirates, a Heroic Cat, a Mechanical Man and a Monkey

  • Author: Howard Whitehouse,Bill Slavin
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 155453237X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 262
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Aviatrix Emmaline Cayley, test pilot Rubberbones and the rest of their wacky household decide to rendezvous on the Scottish island of Urgghh where they hope to find refuge, but the island is anything but safe.

The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock (Fantasy)

The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock (Fantasy)

  • Author: Timothy L. Cerepaka
  • Publisher: Annulus Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 227
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No mortal has ever sailed to the end of the world and returned to tell the tale. Legend says that the southern seas are full of monsters, lethal storms, and monstrous entities even the gods cannot conceive. Only a brave hero or a reckless fool would ever willingly venture into these deadly waters. Prince Tojas Malock travels to the southern seas in response to the summons from a goddess he has never met. To conquer these seas, Malock recruits the finest crew money can buy: An intelligent but haughty mage, an old fisherman with a mysterious past, a young female assassin, and a woman who knows far more than she lets on. With his ragtag crew of sailors behind him, Malock heads to the end of the world, ready for whatever the seas have to throw at him. But with mortal-eating gods, murderous pirates, and a traitor within the crew itself, Malock's voyage may end in tragedy. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy adventure series, epic fantasy dragons, epic fantasy magic, epic fantasy sword and sorcery, sword and sorcery adult fantasy, sword and sorcery series, sword and sorcery series magic

Introducing Mad Scientists

Introducing Mad Scientists

  • Author: Betty Burnett
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404208278
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Presents the plots of several films dealing with scientists whose experiments have gotten out of control, introduces several well-known literary or historical mad scientists, and describes how the special effects were created for some of them.

The Mad Islands, and The Administrator

The Mad Islands, and The Administrator

Two Radio Plays

  • Author: Louis MacNeice
  • Publisher: London, Faber
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Radio plays
  • Page: 112
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The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame:

The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame:

Muwahahahaha!

  • Author: Daniel H. Wilson,Anna C. Long,Illustrated by Daniel Heard
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 0806535644
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: • Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) • Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) • Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson "Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book!" --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers "Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators." --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising "A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress." --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?

Island of Secrets

Island of Secrets

A World of Secrets that No One Else Will Ever Know

  • Author: J. A. Ritenour
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453542566
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 102
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Have you ever been stranded?My name is Alex, or Alexandra Robinson fully. Nothing would get me out of bed in the morning other than just knowing the perfect guy is out there. Since my parents are divorced, I am forced to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to Florida every year. When my plane crashes, I get more than I ever dreamed. Adventure has a new name as I uncover secrets of this strange land that no one ever knew existed. My new found friends and I are now castaways on an Island that itself is alive. I mean everything is alive here--everything! With danger around every corner, will I ever see my family again?How on earth can we escape when there are mythical creatures that need us for food?Get ready for the action-packed story of Alex, her dreams and much, much more than just an island.Island of Secrets

A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde

A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde

Interviews with 62 Filmmakers

  • Author: Tom Weaver
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786458318
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 412
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In this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, more than 60 movie veterans describe their experiences on the sets of some of the world’s most beloved sci-fi and horror movies and television series. Including groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, One Million B.C.); 1950s and 1960s milestones (The War of the Worlds, Psycho, House of Usher); classic schlock (Queen of Outer Space, Attack of the Crab Monsters); and cult TV favorites (Lost in Space, Land of the Giants), the discussions offer a frank and fascinating behind-the-scenes look. Among the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony “Dr. Lao” Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan Young, John “Bud” Cardos, and dozens more.

The Island of Gold; Or, the Cruise of the “Black Dog.”

The Island of Gold; Or, the Cruise of the “Black Dog.”

  • Author: William Stephens HAYWARD
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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