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Holmes on the Range

By Dan Holmes,Sam Skinner
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  • Publisher : CCB Publishing
  • Isbn : 1927360668
  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
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Demons. We all have them. They take various forms and affect us in different ways. Some are obvious like drugs and alcohol. Loneliness and depression and self-doubt are not so apparent if that is all you've known until college. In "Holmes on the Range," Dan Holmes, Esquire wakes up one morning and realizes he is living his childhood dream. Wife, children, houses, cars, jewelry and cash flow from his legal practice are his. What he doesn't realize is that the demons that haunted him when he was growing up did not disappear as his career blossomed. Then life threw Dan a typical business-oriented speed-bump that he handled by building it into a mountain he could never scale. Those long silent core emotions led him, with eyes wide open, to risk his profession, his marriage, his community standing and his soul to keep things going. Lie built upon lie, larger thefts compounded smaller ones--time was purchased with ever bigger crimes against the community he served while he ignored his family life. Just live long enough for one more economic upturn and a few good deals to come along--everything will be fine. Or win the lottery. FBI agents came calling first. After pleading guilty, ex-attorney Dan Holmes entered the federal prison system for a ninety-six month stay not knowing if he could survive in a world he had seen only in the media. Penal rehabilitation turns out to be a life lived with four hundred other minimum security types in an open campus where any inmate can walk off the property. Accountants, lawyers, physicians, drug dealers, stock brokers, priests, the mentally retarded, the mentally ill, odd pranksters, clever scammers, and people more resembling barking dogs than human beings are all around him. The staff people are there in prison too, and everyone has mostly nothing to do, and a lot of time to do it in. Middle school without teachers--a way wicked wild world so few get to know close up. About the Authors: Sam Skinner was born and raised in Florida. He graduated from college and began a career in banking where he rose to Vice-President, Construction Loans. Then he changed career paths and worked as Chief Operating Officer for a real estate developer in Virginia. It was then that his life took a turn for the worse. He decided to be loyal to his employer when the employer committed bank fraud to try to secure takeout financing for his upside-down real estate portfolio. Sam did not call 911 and report the felonies as soon as he saw them, which is the letter of the law. His loyalty to an individual he liked and admired trumped his moral compass. When everything collapsed, Sam was indicted and pled guilty when the developer did not stand up and take responsibility for the frauds he alone had committed and authorized. Dan Holmes grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and went to law school after graduating college. He worked hard and became successful in his trade and was on his way to enjoying the fruits of his labor. Unfortunately, Dan wasn't prepared for the many trials that life makes you endure and, in his moment of testing, Dan failed miserably.

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  • Isbn : 1476600570
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 787
  • File Pdf: sherlock-holmes-for-the-21st-century.pdf

Book Summary:

The 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr.; an internationally popular BBC television series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, including two by Neil Gaiman. Add to this the videogames, comic books, and fan-created works, plus a potent Internet and social media presence. Holmes’ London has become a prime destination for cinematic tourists. The evidence is clearly laid out in this collection of 14 new essays: Holmes and Watson are more popular than ever. The detective has been portrayed as hero, and antihero. He’s tech savvy, and scientifically detached—even psychologically aberrant. He has been romantically linked to The Woman and bromantically to Watson. Whether Victorian or modern, he continues to fascinate. These essays explain why he is destined to be with us for years to come. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Vol. 2) (The Annotated Books)

By Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393241823
  • Pages : 650
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: the-new-annotated-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Summary:

Classic short stories of Sherlock Holmes now available in a separate, attractively priced individual volume. The publication of Leslie S. Klinger's brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Holmes short stories in 2004 created a Holmes sensation. Available again in an attractively-priced edition identical to the first, except this edition has no outer slipcase (Volume One is available separately). Inside, readers will find all the short stories from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: beginners will benefit from Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; history lovers will revel in the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; Sherlockian fanatics will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; art lovers will thrill to the 450-plus illustrations, which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the timeless genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation of readers.

Sherlock Holmes in America

By Martin H. Greenberg,Jon L. Lellenberg,Daniel Stashower
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1628732296
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 613
  • File Pdf: sherlock-holmes-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

The world’s greatest sleuth makes his American debut in this groundbreaking collection of never-before-published mystery stories set in the US. The world’s greatest detective and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic—to nineteenth-century America! From the bustling neighborhoods of New York City and Boston to sinister locales like Salt Lake City and fog-shrouded cities like San Francisco, the beloved British sleuth faces the most cunning criminals America has to offer, while meeting some of her most famous figures along the way, such as Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Houdini. A groundbreaking anthology, Sherlock Holmes in America features original short stories by award-winning American writers, each in the extraordinary tradition of Conan Doyle, and each with a unique American twist that is sure to satisfy and exhilarate both Sherlock Holmes purists and those who wished Holmes could nab the nefarious closer to home. There is: “The Adventure of the Missing Three Quarters” by Jon L. Breen “The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist” by Loren D. Estleman “The Case of Colonial Warburton’s Madness” by Lyndsay Faye “The Minister’s Missing Daughter” by Victoria Thompson “The Adventure of the White City” by Bill Crider And more! This is a must-read for any mystery fan and for those who have followed Holmes' illustrious career over the waterfall and back again.

Through a Glass Starkly

By Richard T. Ryan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : 1787055949
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 463
  • File Pdf: through-a-glass-starkly.pdf

Book Summary:

After surviving an attempt on his life in Paris, Sherlock Holmes returns to London, where the Great Detective is almost immediately enlisted by his brother to secure the safety of the delegates at a top-secret peace conference. With Europe a veritable powder keg in the years before World War I, Holmes understands any misstep on his part could prove fatal and possibly plunge the continent into war. However, after pledging to do his utmost for "King and Country," Holmes suddenly finds himself overwhelmed by an onslaught of cases. An old friend requests his assistance in recovering a priceless manuscript which has gone missing from the British Museum. Accused of accepting bribes from a smuggling ring, Inspector Lestrade, who has been suspended from Scotland Yard, turns to Holmes for help. Add in a beautiful newlywed who claims her husband is trying to murder her, and it is easy to see why Watson compares the tasks confronting his friend to the Labours of Hercules. From a secret pied-à-terre in the City of Lights, to the Rare Book Room in the British Museum, to the Whispering Gallery in St. Paul's Cathedral, to the waterfront along the Thames, Holmes and Watson find themselves on the trail of an elusive quarry for whom murder is merely another move in an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

By Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440858489
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: genreflecting.pdf

Book Summary:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Canada's Voice

By Adam Chapnick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774858877
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 508
  • File Pdf: canada-s-voice.pdf

Book Summary:

It is hard to imagine a person who embodied the ideals of postwar Canadian foreign policy more than John Wendell Holmes. Holmes joined the foreign service in 1943, headed the Canadian Institute of International Affairs from 1960 to 1973, and, as a professor of international relations, mentored a generation of students and scholars. This book charts the life of a diplomat and public intellectual who influenced both how scholars and statespeople abroad viewed Canada and how Canadians saw themselves on the world stage.

Sherlock Holmes on the Stage

By Amnon Kabatchnik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 1461707226
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 571
  • File Pdf: sherlock-holmes-on-the-stage.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the world's most well known fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887. The detective was featured in four novels and 56 short stories written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Within a decade of his creation Sherlock Holmes made his theatrical debut, first in a couple of obscure productions and soon in the celebrated play adapted by and starring William Gillette. Through the 20th century and beyond, the fictional detective featured in dozens of plays, not to mention radio programs, films, and television shows. In Sherlock Holmes on Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik cites the many theatrical appearances of the great detective since his debut in a one-act musical satire in November 1893. Divided into three sections, this book focuses on plays written or cowritten by Conan Doyle, one-act productions, and plays written by other authors—either adaptations of the novels and stories or original works. Within these sections, each entry is arranged in chronological order and provides a plot synopsis, production details, and other unique features. Some entries identify principal actors and provide biographical sketches of the playwrights, as well as those actors who made a lasting impression as the fictional sleuth. The book also includes several appendixes that focus on special productions, plays that feature variations of the Holmes character, and a list of acting editions.

The Merchant of Menace

By Richard T Ryan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : 1787054403
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 175
  • File Pdf: the-merchant-of-menace.pdf

Book Summary:

Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs "The Merchant of Menace." Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything - if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal. As Holmes comes to understand his adversary, he also begins to realize he can only react to the Merchant because he has no idea where this criminal mastermind will strike next. All Holmes knows for certain is the Merchant seems to specialize in priceless, one-of-a-kind articles. Will that be enough information for the Great Detective to outwit his foe? From the British Museum to the Louvre to Blenheim Palace, Holmes finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Set against the backdrop of early Edwardian England, the Great Detective and his Boswell encounter an array of luminaries from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to a young Winston Churchill. For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, this time around Holmes must try to bring to justice a villain who might well be the next Napoleon of Crime.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After

By Steve Hockensmith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Isbn : 1594745099
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 444
  • File Pdf: pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Nick and Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown

By Bob Pflugfelder,Steve Hockensmith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Isbn : 1594748675
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 487
  • File Pdf: nick-and-tesla-s-solar-powered-showdown.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1786563401
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: the-case-book-of-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Doyle includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Doyle’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Cracks in the Wall

By J. Morris Lavallee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1496956974
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: cracks-in-the-wall.pdf

Book Summary:

When Vietnam veteran Peter Davies overstays his welcome with his suspicious behavior at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, he’s thrown into the back of a police car. After a violent outburst, he’s heavily drugged and admitted to the VA Hospital. When he awakes three days later, Davies has no idea where he is or what he’s done. Faced with a choice between jail time for the damage he caused to police vehicles or to remain at the VA for further observation, Davies opts for a longer hospital stay. Psychiatrist Prescott Brown vows to work with Davies to discover the root of his problems. But Davies—who’s been sober for twelve years—feels like a white trash drunk baring his soul to a guy in fifteen hundred dollar loafers. Davies is sure of one thing: He’s not about to share the secret of what happened years ago. As Davies recounts his life story to Prescott, the doctor’s life is changed by the journey as the two men travel through chaos into clarity.