This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of R. Austin Freeman: Thriller Classics, Adventure Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced the inverted detective story; a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography The Art of the Detective Story Dr. Thorndyke Series: Meet Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Short Story Collections Percival Bland’s Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook The Puzzle Lock The Magic Casket Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle From a Surgeon’s Diary The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories
The concept of traveling through space and visiting outlandish planets has always fascinated humankind. But what if these journeys to the outer reaches are not so pleasant? What horrors, whether alien or imagined, would we find? Once there, what new challenges will we face as technology progresses beyond socially acceptable behaviors and what we perceive as 'human nature'? Shattered Space showcases a collection of short stories written by gifted authors that touch on some of the possible answers.Tacitus Publishing's run of anthologies over the past years had to eventually lead us here - horror and oddities in space. The tales chosen make for an eclectic wonder, a chance to experience space and its marvels in a very different light. In this collection of eleven titillating stories, you will succumb to madness, you will face interstellar threats, and as a coup de gras, you will endure the chore of laundry.
An action/comedy with astronauts taking off on one journey which turned into many adventures throughout the galaxies This is the first book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse — even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces. Titles in this series are * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Space Pirates, Allies and Alliens * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Invasions * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Weddings * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Back At It on Two Fronts * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Captain Kirk... Houston * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: ISIS
Envy. Deceit. Murder. War. Can human nature ever change? Will mankind take a fateful evolutionary leap and become a new species? Or are we doomed by our genes to forever spin on what the Hindus term the Wheel of Life? In Second Eden, the crew of the space shuttle Discovery II, sent to retrieve the Mars probe Areopagus, make an indisputable UFO sighting. Back on Earth they're held incommunicado on orders from CIA Director Carl Snow. Soon they're all dead, victims of a mysterious fire. But the shuttle pilot's best friend, ex-fighter pilot, defense analyst and legendary Cracker Jack fanatic Peter MacKenzie, hears rumors that HAM radio operators picked up transmissions from the Discovery II mentioning UFOs. Suspecting a cover-up, he vows to find out why his friend had to die. Meanwhile, Professor Miles Lavisch discovers an enigmatic book locked inside a rock brought back by the Areopagus. Set to announce the shocking news at a Smithsonian Museum symposium, he is assassinated and the book disappears. Soon his daughter, Dr. Molly Lavisch, becomes a target too. Molly, a gene researcher who has a fetish for hotdogs and who clings stubbornly to her virginity without understanding why, meets Peter, who has never met a woman he hasn't conquered-until now. Thrust together in an uneasy alliance, Peter and Molly desperately race to recover the book and trade it for their lives, as a secret CIA cadre and Saudi double agent and terrorist financier Bandar Bliss doggedly pursue them. But a chance translation of the ancient book reveals that the "Reconciliation Project," which will determine the fate of Earth and take the measure of every human soul, is well underway, fulfilling Judgment-Day prophesies from every major world religion in a way no one could have imagined.
For a family with four kids, two dogs, assorted cats, and a constant stream of family and friends dropping by, life in the Austin family home has always been remarkably steady and contented. When a family friend suddenly dies in a plane crash, the Austins open their home to an orphaned girl, Maggy Hamilton. The Austin children—Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob—do their best to be generous and welcoming to Maggy. Vicky knows she should feel sorry for Maggy, but having sympathy for Maggy is no easy thing. Maggy is moody and spoiled; she breaks toys, wakes people in the middle of the night screaming, discourages homework, and generally causes chaos in the Austin household. How can one small child disrupt a family of six? Will life ever return to normal?
How can someone get the best seats to the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and all the greatest concerts and sporting events in the world? By owning TicketCity, one of Americas fastest-growing ticket brokers.In this motivational and inspirational book, you will learn how author Randy Cohen started a business with just $1,200 and a few University of Texas basketball tickets and built it into a ticket-selling empire that today serves 250,000 clients in seventeen countries. Along the way, Cohen introduces you to his Woo-woo philosophy to life and business, and takes you behind the scenes at the Masters, the World Cup, the Final Four, and other phenomenal events.The Woo-woo philosophy has enabled Cohen to take life by the horns, find the good in any situation, and experience astonishing adventures. Through his incredible stories and heartfelt advice, Cohen shows you how to live big and play big, while finding the joy in the day-to-day confusion of life. Cohens enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious. And if you dont immediately know how to join the author in living your dreams, just follow Randys Rules of Reason and your passions will blossom. Energizing, inspiring, and always entertaining, this book will make you cheer for the worlds greatest event--your own wonderful life.
This carefully crafted ebook: “R. AUSTIN FREEMAN - Ultimate Mystery Collection: 9 Novels & 39 Short Stories, including Dr. Thorndyke Series, Romney Pringle Adventures & Other Thriller Classics (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography Dr. Thorndyke Series: Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession Short Stories Percival Bland’s Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Assyrian Rejuvenator The Foreign Office Despatch The Chicago Heiress The Lizard's Scale The Paste Diamonds The Kailyard Novel The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle The Submarine Boat The Kimblerley Fugitive The Silkworms of Florence The Box of Specie The Silver Ingots The House of Detention From a Surgeon’s Diary The Adventure at Heath Crest How I Acted for and Invalid Doctor How I Attended a Nervous Patient How I Met a Very Ignorant Practitioner How I Cured a Hopeless Paralytic How I Helped to Lay a Ghost The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories The Great Portrait Mystery The Bronze Parrot Powder Blue and Hawthorn The Attorney's Conscience The Luck of Barnabas Mudge
Ancient legends tell of an almost forgotten civilization possessing flying fighting machines, vast armies and a mystical force that can both heal and destroy. Here in “Austin and the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis” - sequel to "Austin and the Secret of Karnak House" - Bill, Toby, Lulabell (Lu), and their arch enemy Stu Briggs, are trapped together aboard the Professor's old and leaky submarine on a perilous undersea adventure to another world.
This 254 page E-Book of 95,000 words is the third book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse - even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces.
Tracing the hundred-year history of aviation in Texas, aviator and historian Barbara Ganson brings to life the colorful personalities that shaped the phenomenally successful development of this industry in the state. Weaving stories and profiles of aviators, designers, manufacturers, and those in related services, Texas Takes Wing covers the major trends that propelled Texas to the forefront of the field. Covering institutions from San Antonio’s Randolph Air Force Base (the West Point of this branch of service) to Brownsville’s airport with its Pan American Airlines instrument flight school (which served as an international gateway to Latin America as early as the 1920s) to Houston’s Johnson Space Center, home of Mission Control for the U.S. space program, the book provides an exhilarating timeline and engaging history of dozens of unsung pioneers as well as their more widely celebrated peers. Drawn from personal interviews as well as major archives and the collections of several commercial airlines, including American, Southwest, Braniff, Pan American Airways, and Continental, this sweeping history captures the story of powered flight in Texas since 1910. With its generally favorable flying weather, flat terrain, and wide open spaces, Texas has more airports than any other state and is often considered one of America’s most aviation-friendly places. Texas Takes Wing also explores the men and women who made the region pivotal in military training, aircraft manufacturing during wartime, general aviation, and air servicing of the agricultural industry. The result is a soaring history that will delight aviators and passengers alike.
This 253 page E-Book of 95,000 words is the fourth book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse - even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces. Titles in this series: 1. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Space Pirates, Allies, and Aliens 2. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Invasions 3. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Weddings 4. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Back At It on Two Fronts 5. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Captain Kirk ... Houston 6. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: ISIS
Diana Banana is a young girl who goes on an adventure to find the home of a new found friend. She meets artists, musicians and chefs during her travels, while never missing a meal. She just adores spaghetti. Engaging, fun and full of adventure.