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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781594744549
  • Reader Reviews : 54
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—or crawling out of it! Four years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside, reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly, corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet grows from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781594744822
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—or crawling out of it! Four years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside, reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly, corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet grows from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Deluxe Heirloom Edition
  • Author : Jane Austen,Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9781594744518
  • Reader Reviews : 452
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

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    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
  • Author : Jane Austen,Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781594744426
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestseller An uproarious tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem inspired by the classic Jane Austen novel—from the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

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    Holmes on the Range
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0312358040
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In 1893, inspired by their hero, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, two cowboys, Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, put their detecting skills to use to uncover the truth about the murder of a ranch hand on their Montana cattle ranch. A first novel. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Author : Seth Grahame-Smith,Jane Austen
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780345520685
  • Reader Reviews : 208
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A graphic adaptation of the best-selling whimsical parody blending Jane Austen's classic with zombie mayhem is an irreverent work featuring all-original art by the illustrator of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics series. Original.

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    Android Karenina
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy,Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781594744839
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s been called the greatest novel ever written. Now, Tolstoy’s timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to an awesomer version of 19th-century Russia. It is a world humming with high-powered groznium engines: where debutantes dance the 3D waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle alongside brave young soldiers, and robots—miraculous, beloved robots!—are the faithful companions of everyone who’s anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny in this fantastic modern life, the bold noblewoman Anna and her enigmatic Android Karenina abandon a loveless marriage to seize passion with the daring, handsome Count Vronsky. But when their scandalous affair gets mixed up with dangerous futuristic villainy, the ensuing chaos threatens to rip apart their lives, their families, and—just maybe—all of planet Earth.

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    Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781594746819
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After foiling a gang of kidnappers and fending off an army of robots, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt could use a little rest! But as their third mystery opens, they discover there’s a spy in their midst, searching for secrets in the home of their beloved (and slightly crazy) Uncle Newt. Is it the new laboratory assistant? The exterminator? The housekeepers? Or someone completely unexpected? To expose the mystery agent, Nick and Tesla must engineer all kinds of outrageous contraptions, from code wheels and fingerprint powder to spy cameras and burglar detectors. Best of all, instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build the projects, too!

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    Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons
  • Author : Jane Austen,Vera Nazarian
  • Publisher : Curiosities
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1607620588
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gothic horrors collide with high satire in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781594745027
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion. When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

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    The Beast of Nightfall Lodge
  • Author : SA Sidor
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780857667656
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A mysterious explorer hires a team of adventurers to join him in a hunt for a monstrous beast, in this rip-roaring sequel to Fury From the Tomb. When Egyptologist Rom Hardy receives a strange letter from his old friend, the bounty-hunting sniper Rex McTroy, he finds himself drawn into a chilling mystery. In the mountains of New Mexico, a bloodthirsty creature is on the loose, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Now, a wealthy big game hunter has offered a staggering reward for its capture, and Rom’s patron – the headstrong and brilliant Evangeline Waterston – has signed the team up for the challenge. Awaiting them are blizzards, cold-blooded trappers, remorseless hunters, a mad doctor, wild animals and a monster so fearsome and terrifying, it must be a legend come to life. File Under: Fantasy [ The Big Hunt | Evil Spirits | Deliverance | Holiday Cottage ]

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 060617107X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a parish funeral goes strangely awry and corpses suddenly rise from the earth, teenage Elizabeth and her sisters begin training to become zombie warriors.

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    The Black Dove
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781429930017
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the summer of 1893, Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother Otto (a.k.a. "Big Red") find themselves down and out in San Francisco. Though cowpokes by training, the brothers are devotees of the late, great Sherlock Holmes and his trademark method of "deducifying." But when they set out to land jobs as professional detectives, they land themselves in hot water, instead. First their friend Dr. Chan mysteriously takes a potshot at them, fatally wounding Big Red's new hat. Then a secretive young woman from their past pops up and convinces them that Chan's in trouble -- and they're just the men to get him out of it. Unfortunately, they're too late: By the time they track Chan down again, he's dead. The police call it a suicide. Old Red calls that a lie. When he and his brother set out to prove it, they put themselves on a collision course with shady S.F.P.D. cops, brutal Barbary Coast hoodlums and the deadly Chinatown tongs. Before long, all sides are in a race to uncover the secret that could rock the city. And their only clue to what's actually going on is the enigmatic, exotic and extremely difficult to find "Black Dove."

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    Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781594747809
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course! In Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone’s sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Science and electronics have never been so much fun! “How do you connect students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with fiction reading? Look for science adventures. Get started with the Nick and Tesla series. Each book contains an engaging adventure revolving around a ‘build-it-yourself’ science project.”—Teacher Librarian “Real project blueprints are included along with this tale of 11-year-old siblings who create outrageous contraptions and top-secret gadgets.”—Los Angeles Times

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    Little Women and Werewolves
  • Author : Louisa May Alcott,Porter Grand
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780345522627
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A literary landmark—the original, suppressed draft of the classic novel! Little Women is a timeless classic. But Louisa May Alcott’s first draft—before her editor sunk his teeth into it—was even better. Now the original text has at last been exhumed. In this uncensored version, the March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming from wild girls into little women—just as their friends and neighbors transform into vicious, bloodthirsty werewolves! Here are tomboy Jo, quiet Beth, ladylike Amy, and good-hearted Meg, plus lovable neighbor Laurie Laurence, now doomed to prowl the night on all fours, maiming and devouring the locals. As the Civil War rages, the girls learn the value of being kind, the merits of patience and grace, and the benefits of knowing a werewolf who can disembowel your teacher. By turns heartwarming and blood-curdling, this rejuvenated classic will be cherished and treasured by those who love a lesson in virtue almost as much as they enjoy a good old-fashioned dismemberment. Includes the original letter from Alcott’s editor, telling her not to even think about it!

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    Dawn
  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 0809037726
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine.

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    The Meowmorphosis
  • Author : Franz Kafka,Coleridge Cook
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781594745126
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.” Thus begins The Meowmorphosis—a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Kafka’s classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes strangely awry when he wakes up late for work and discovers that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? And how can Gregor be so selfish as to devote all his attention to a scrap of ribbon? As his new feline identity threatens to eat away at his personality, Gregor desperately tries to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal by accomplishing the one thing he never could as a man: He must flee his parents’ house.

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    Nick and Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781594748677
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers. Now they have to crack their biggest mystery yet: Where the heck are their parents? To outwit the criminal mastermind who’s holding their parents hostage, the twins will need all their brainpower, the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, and an assortment of homemade solar gadgets. Will the Holt family be reunited at last? Or will a hijacked solar satellite beam down doom from the skies? The adventure includes instructions for creating a solar-powered hot-dog cooker, alarm, secret listening device, and model car, plus a nighttime signal cannon that fires illuminated ping-pong balls.

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    Fury From the Tomb
  • Author : SA Sidor
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780857667625
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Mummies, grave-robbing ghouls, hopping vampires, and evil monks beset a young archaeologist, in this fast-paced Indiana Jones-style adventure Saqqara, Egypt, 1888, and in the booby-trapped tomb of an ancient sorcerer, Rom, a young Egyptologist, makes the discovery of a lifetime: five coffins and an eerie, oversized sarcophagus. But the expedition seems cursed, for after unearthing the mummies, all but Rom die horribly. He faithfully returns to America with his disturbing cargo, continuing by train to Los Angeles, home of his reclusive sponsor. When the train is hijacked by murderous banditos in the Arizona desert, who steal the mummies and flee over the border, Rom – with his benefactor’s rebellious daughter, an orphaned Chinese busboy, and a cold-blooded gunslinger – must ride into Mexico to bring the malevolent mummies back. If only mummies were their biggest problem… File Under: Fantasy

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    Jane Slayre
  • Author : Charlotte Bronte,Sherri Browning Erwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780857200044
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Reader, I buried him.' So begins Sherri Browning Erwin's affectionate, funny and brilliantly clever monster mash-up of everyone's favourite literary classic. Mrs Reed and her children are vampires, Lowood is run by a voodoo headmaster who is turning his pupils into the walking dead, Mr Rochester's first wife is a werewolf, and Jane must learn to embrace her destiny as a slayer of evil before she can win her heart's desire. What's not to love? Jane Slayreis the one classic which can give Pride and Prejudice and Zombiesa run for its money, and Sherri Browning Erwin's masterful take on a timeless tale will delight monster fans and lovers of Charlotte Bronte alike.

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    Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781594746628
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun!

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    The Last American Vampire
  • Author : Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781455502103
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vampire Henry Sturges returns in the highly anticipated sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter-a sweeping, alternate history of twentieth-century America by New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith. THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. Henry's will be an expansive journey that first sends him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination. Expansive in scope and serious in execution, THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE is sure to appeal to the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success.

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    Dead Inside: Do Not Enter
  • Author : Lost Zombies
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781452110134
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Post Secret meets World War Z in this chilling vision of the fallout following a global zombie pandemic. A gradual mutation of a virulent strain of super flu gives rise to millions of the undead, who quickly overwhelm treatment facilities and swarm cities around the world, leaving survivors on their own against a legion of the infected. This chilling story is told through the scraps of paper, scrawled signs, and cryptic markers left by survivors as they struggle to stay alive and find those they ve lost in a world overrun by zombies. Through these found notes and messages letters to loved ones, journal fragments, confessions, and warnings readers can uncover the story of what went wrong, and come to know the individual voices of those affected by the zombie crisis.

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    The Danger
  • Author : Dick Francis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101459928
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.

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    Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781594747304
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Einstein is running amok! Darwin is losing his head! The science museum in Half Moon Bay is in big trouble because its robotic replicas of history’s greatest scientists keep going kablooey! As 11-year-old amateur inventors Nick and Tesla Holt try to uncover the cause, they’ll need to keep adding all-new gadgets to their latest creation, a customized super-cyborg glove. Follow the action, and then follow the illustrated instructions to build your own gadget glove with four incredible functions: LED signal light, emergency alarm, sound recorder, and UV secret-message revealer!

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    Diego's Dragon, Book One
  • Author : Kevin Gerard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0985980257
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Boy, A Bloodline, and A Magnificent Journey.An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change.Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd around Diego, asking for permission to hold it.After hearing the name Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known what lay ahead. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth's connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find Magnifico's guide.As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.

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    Pariah
  • Author : Bob Fingerman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0765365200
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After a zombie plague infects most of the world, the residents of a New York City apartment building, who have escaped infection, fight among themselves until they spy an uninfected teenage girl outside, not getting attacked.

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    The Double-A Western Detective Agency
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1790516161
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Brothers
  • "A Holmes on the Range mystery" -- Cover.

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    Mansfield Park and Mummies
  • Author : Vera Nazarian,Jane Austen
  • Publisher : Curiosities
  • Pages : 555
  • ISBN : 1607620472
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ancient Egypt infiltrates Regency England in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic monster parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Author : Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0446571857
  • Reader Reviews : 694
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness." "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

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    I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born
  • Author : Rick Kirkman,Jerry Scott
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0836217446
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Humor
  • Cartoons provide a humorous view of the frustrations and rewards of parenthood as first-time parents Wanda and Darryl adjust to life with their infant daughter Zoe

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    Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage
  • Author : Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781594746635
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nick and Tesla return in an all-new, robot-filled adventure! When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos! In this robot-themed follow-up to Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab, the brother-and-sister duo build four different droids out of ordinary household objects—and illustrated instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build them, too! Make bristlebots that buzz, hoverbots that float above the ground, battlebots that duke it out, and more! Can Nick and Tesla catch the criminal mastermind—and foil his army of rampaging robots—before it's too late?

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    The Defendant
  • Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : UCD:31175002195538
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories, English
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    The Portrait of Doreene Gray
  • Author : Esri Allbritten
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9780312569167
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The crack team of paranormal experts at "Tripping Magazine" investigates a bizarre pair of twins, one of whom has not aged in twenty-five years while a portrait painted by her sister has changed to reflect her actual age.

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    Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
  • Author : Julian Rubinstein
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316028288
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • DESCRIPTION: Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of Cary Grant--if only Grant came from Transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes; a forensics man who wore top hat and tails on the job; and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to Mound of Ass-Head. BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible.

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    The Crack in the Lens
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781429987172
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In 1893, Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother Gustav, "Old Red" find themselves in a situation that they never expected. They have a bit of money and time to do something other than scramble. It's enough to confound even that most unconfoundable of men, their mutual inspiration, Sherlock Holmes. So Old Red decides that it's time for the for the two of them to head off to the Texas hill country, to San Marcos, and deal with the greatest tragedy of Old Red's life. Five years ago, when Old Red was a cowpoke in San Marcos, he had a sweetheart—a fallen woman at the local house of ill repute. They had made plans but before they made their big move, his fiancée was murdered and the case swept under the rug by the local authorities. Now, Old Red is determined to find out what really happened and to finally find a measure of justice for his beloved. But Big Red and Old Red find themselves facing a wall of silence and in some of the worst situations of their lives: ensnared in a riot at the local cathouse, on the wrong end of a lynching party and perhaps worst of all—having to do the one thing you never want to do in the state of Texas: steal horses.

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    The White Magic Five and Dime
  • Author : Steve Hockensmith,Lisa Falco
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN : 1410473953
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her estranged con-woman mother has left her an inheritance: The White Magic Five & Dime in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly claiming it, Alanis decides to stay and try to find out how her mother died. With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through tarot readings. But the more she uses the deck, the more Alanis begins to find real meaning in the cards . . . and the secrets surrounding her mother's demise.

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    Color Grading 101
  • Author : Charles Haine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780429639081
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Art
  • Written both for students and working professionals, this book walks readers step-by-step through the foundations of color grading for projects of any size, from music videos and commercials to full-length features. In this clear, practical, and software-agnostic guide, author Charles Haine introduces readers to the technical and artistic side of color grading and color correction. Color Grading 101 balances technical chapters like color-matching, mastering, and compression with artistic chapters like contrast/affinity, aesthetic trends, and building a color plan. The book also includes more business-focused chapters detailing best practices and expert advice on working with clients, managing a team, working with VFX, and building a business. An accompanying eResource offers downloadable footage and project files to help readers work through the exercises and examples in the book. This book serves as a perfect introduction for aspiring colorists as well as editors, cinematographers, and directors looking to familiarize themselves with the color grading process.

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    Jane Austen Made Me Do It
  • Author : Adriana Trigiani,Jo Beverley,Margaret Sullivan,Janet Mullany
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780345524973
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stories by: Lauren Willig • Adriana Trigiani • Jo Beverley • Alexandra Potter • Laurie Viera Rigler • Frank Delaney & Diane Meier • Syrie James • Stephanie Barron • Amanda Grange • Pamela Aidan • Elizabeth Aston • Carrie Bebris • Diana Birchall • Monica Fairview • Janet Mullany • Jane Odiwe • Beth Pattillo • Myretta Robens • Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway • Maya Slater • Margaret C. Sullivan • and Brenna Aubrey, the winner of a story contest hosted by the Republic of Pemberley “My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world. In Lauren Willig’s “A Night at Northanger,” a young woman who doesn’t believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter at the infamous abbey; Jane Odiwe’s “Waiting” captures the exquisite uncertainty of Persuasion’s Wentworth and Anne as they await her family’s approval of their betrothal; Adriana Trigiani’s “Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane” imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon her engagement; in Diana Birchall’s “Jane Austen’s Cat,” our beloved Jane tells her nieces “cat tales” based on her novels; Laurie Viera Rigler’s “Intolerable Stupidity” finds Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers of Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and retellings; in Janet Mullany’s “Jane Austen, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility; and in Jo Beverley’s “Jane and the Mistletoe Kiss,” a widow doesn’t believe she’ll have a second chance at love . . . until a Miss Austen suggests otherwise. Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history’s most cherished authors.