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Murder On The Underground Express

Author : P. A. Gawel
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A Hollywood California resident, a low keyed yet aristocratic man was cherry picking high profile private investigations as he followed in his grandfather's footsteps. With the passing of his not so famous parents he inherited a great deal of money which made his driven ambition to obtain greatness in the world as a private eye only an egotistical goal as opposed to one of any financial return. As it turned out, the twisted hand of fate dealt the celebrated Thin Man third generation offspring a fatal financial blow. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the blue collar life in Detroit; The Son of a Son of the Thin Man, Nicholas Charles III made the transition from millionaire to bar keep! Left with only a small checking account, his health plus a dilapidated beer garden in Detroit Michigan Nick made his way to the Motor City to start life anew. Up against the likes of Detroit's notorious Purple Gang revitalized after over eighty years, Nick teamed up with a hodgepodge group of amateur sleuths to battle the guerilla tactics of his nemesis; but who is he or she or they? In the process Nick allies himself with ghosts, hookers, detectives, murderers, accountants, a lawyer, a few common folk and several dirty filthy stinking two legged rats to uncover an abominable terrorist attack on America's youth! As one murder after another is committed, the Spirit of Detroit, a Detroit Icon for over 50 years almost gives up hope on Detroit. The Spirit is put to the task of guiding the city back to prosperity by a second grade inner city school student, named Anna. Her ideals combined with a spattering of urban renewal entrepreneurs inspire the Spirit of Detroit to take his place back as Detroit's guardian with a renewed vigor for another 50 years!

All To Play For

Author : Heather Peace
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It's time to tell our story, starting when my new friends and colleagues-to-be were all as fresh, young and wet behind the ears as I was myself. When our hearts were open, and our integrity was still intact.' Rhiannon dreams of joining the largest broadcaster in the world: the BBC. And so begins a life of highs, lows, and absurd experiences for five ambitious young people, all keen to make it in the increasingly commercial world of television. Caught in the middle between art and commerce, Rhiannon realises the industry is transforming around her. During one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history, aspiration, desperation and clashes of ego threaten to destroy the Corporation altogether. A story of artistic expression vs corporate gain, of how some people make a drama out of a crisis, and others a crisis out of a drama.

Murder Underground

Author : Mavis Doriel Hay
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An unpleasant spinster meets her end on the stairs of the Belsize Park Tube station. All of the residents of the Frampton Private Hotel in Hampstead knew that Euphemia Pongleton was in the habit of walking one stop closer to the center of London to save a penny's fare on the Underground. But they hardly expected to hear that she was found on the stairs at Belsize Park, strangled to death with her terrier's leash on her way to a dental appointment. Her death sends shock waves through the boardinghouse. Betty Watson and Cissie Fain are all agog. Mrs. Daymer regards the murder as fodder for her latest psychological thriller. The landlady, Mrs. Bliss, frets about how she'll get dinner done with the maid, Nellie, crying her eyes out because the police have detained her boyfriend, Bob Thurlow. Gerry Plasher is in a tizzy because the question of whether his fiancee, Beryl Sanders, will or won't inherit her aunt's fortune depends on what vindictive Euphemia wrote in the latest version of her will. Meanwhile, Basil Pongleton, the other claimant to the family fortune, tells the police a cock and bull story about traveling to Hampstead from his own boardinghouse in Tavistock Square when he was actually in Belsize Park at the time of his aunt's death. He's so rattled by his own blunder that he seeks advice from Joseph Slocum, another Frampton tenant whom young Basil regards as a man of the world. All the while, Mr. Blend sits at his table in the living room, cutting his newspaper placidly into strips. How this band of halfwits will solve a murder will surprise, and perhaps amuse, readers of this Golden Age classic.

Railways and Culture in Britain

Author : Ian Carter
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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.

Murder On The Underground Express

Author : P. A. Gawel
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A Hollywood California resident, a low keyed yet aristocratic man was cherry picking high profile private investigations as he followed in his grandfather's footsteps. With the passing of his not so famous parents he inherited a great deal of money which made his driven ambition to obtain greatness in the world as a private eye only an egotistical goal as opposed to one of any financial return. As it turned out, the twisted hand of fate dealt the celebrated Thin Man third generation offspring a fatal financial blow. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the blue collar life in Detroit; The Son of a Son of the Thin Man, Nicholas Charles III made the transition from millionaire to bar keep! Left with only a small checking account, his health plus a dilapidated beer garden in Detroit Michigan Nick made his way to the Motor City to start life anew. Up against the likes of Detroit's notorious Purple Gang revitalized after over eighty years, Nick teamed up with a hodgepodge group of amateur sleuths to battle the guerilla tactics of his nemesis; but who is he or she or they? In the process Nick allies himself with ghosts, hookers, detectives, murderers, accountants, a lawyer, a few common folk and several dirty filthy stinking two legged rats to uncover an abominable terrorist attack on America's youth! As one murder after another is committed, the Spirit of Detroit, a Detroit Icon for over 50 years almost gives up hope on Detroit. The Spirit is put to the task of guiding the city back to prosperity by a second grade inner city school student, named Anna. Her ideals combined with a spattering of urban renewal entrepreneurs inspire the Spirit of Detroit to take his place back as Detroit's guardian with a renewed vigor for another 50 years!

Underground Overground

Author : Andrew Martin
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Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure. Blending reportage, humour and personal encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a wonderfully engaging social history of London's underground railway system (which despite its name, is in fact fifty-five per cent overground). Underground, Overground is a highly enjoyable, witty and informative history of everything you need to know about the Tube.

Time

Author : Briton Hadden
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The Hong Kong Filmography 1977 1997

Author : John Charles
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Thanks to the successes of directors and actors like John Woo, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun-Fat, the cinema of Hong Kong is wildly popular worldwide, and there is much more to this diverse film culture than most Western audiences realize. Beyond martial arts and comedy, Hong Kong films are a celebration of the grand diversity and pageantry of moviemaking—covering action, comedy, horror, eroticism, mythology, historical drama, modern romances, and experimental films. Information on 1,100 films produced in British Hong Kong from 1977 to 1997 is included here.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Hong Kong Cinema

Author : Stephen Teo
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This is the first full-length English-language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas. Covering a period from 1909 to 'the end of Hong Kong cinema' in the present day, this book features information about the films, the studios, the personalities and the contexts that have shaped a cinema famous for its energy and style. It includes studies of the films of King Hu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, as well as those of John Woo and the directors of the various 'New Waves'. Stephen Teo explores this cinema from both Western and Chinese perspectives and encompasses genres ranging from melodrama to martial arts, 'kung fu', fantasy and horror movies, as well as the international art-house successes.