King's Ransom

Author: Ed McBain,Rosalie Kerr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780194216814
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 92
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When a wealthy businessman is faced with a kidnapping, the ransom could ruin his biggest deal ever ? unless Detective Steve Carella can find the culprits before the kidnapping turns to murder. McBain has the ability to make every character believable ? which few writers these days can do.? ? Associated Press McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet?even those we thought we already knew." ? New York Times Book Review

King's Ransom

Author: Ed McBain,Rosalie Kerr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780194792080
Category: Readers (Secondary)
Page: 99
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Douglas King has a king-sized problem. His chauffeur's son has been kidnapped. If he pays the ransom, it could ruin the greatest business deal of his life. If he doesn't pay it, the boys at the 87th Precinct could end up with a case of cold-blooded murder on their hands. . . .

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Author: Michael Dibdin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571290493
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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There can be no question that the contents of this book will prove extremely controversial. Many people will be deeply shocked by the nature of Watson's statement. Many will no doubt prefer to reject it rather than surrender the beliefs of a lifetime. Others will at least regret that two of the great mysteries of crime are finally solved... An extraordinary document comes to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known as Dr Watson. The document, written by Dr Watson himself, opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper? And why has this story been suppressed for so long?

The Partner

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385339100
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Believed to have been killed in a car accident four years earlier, Patrick Lanigan is discovered living in Brazil under the name of Danilo Silva and presumably in possession of millions of dollars missing from his former firm's offshore account. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works

Author: Saint Anselm (Archbishop of Canterbury),Brian Davies
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192825259
Category: Philosophy
Page: 513
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After Aquinas, Anselm is the most significant medieval thinker. Utterly convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, he was none the less determined to try to make sense of his Christian faith, and the result is a rigorous engagement with problems of logic which remain relevant for philosophers and theologians even today. This translation provides the first opportunity to read all of Anselm's most important works in one volume. - ;`For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.' Does God exist? Can we know anything about God's nature? Have we any reason to think that the Christian religion is true? What is truth, anyway? Do human beings have freedom of choice? Can they have such freedom in a world created by God? These questions, and others, were ones which Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109) took very seriously. He was utterly convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, but he was also determined to try to make sense of his Christian faith. Recognizing that the Christian God is incomprehensible, he also believed that Christianity is not simply something to be swallowed with mouth open and eyes shut. For Anselm, the doctrines of Christianity are an invitation to question, to think, and to learn. Anselm is studied today because his rigour of thought and clarity of writing place him among the greatest of theologians and philosophers. This translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read all of his most important works within the covers of a single volume. -

Jeeves and Friends

Short Stories
Author: P. G. Wodehouse,Clare West
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194230704
Category: English language
Page: 104
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The Oxford Bookworms Library offers new editions of the original Oxford Bookworms Black and Green series, merging the two series into one with new covers. The new editions build on the success of the original series and provide enhanced teaching support. Sixteen additional pages inside each book allow extra pages of activities and increased author and series information. Some of the titles have new illustrations. For those titles which had associated cassettes, the cassettes will remain available with the same ISBNs as before.


Anticipating the Future
Author: Judy Illes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198786832
Page: 672
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Over the last decade, there have been unparalleled advances in our understanding of brain sciences. But with the development of tools that can manipulate brain function, there are pressing ethical implications to this newfound knowledge of how the brain works. In Neuroethics: Anticipating theFuture, a distinguished group of contributors tackle current and critical ethical questions and offer forward-looking insights. What new balances should be struck between diagnosis and prediction, or invasive and non-invasive interventions, given the rapid advances in neuroscience? Are new criteria needed for the clinical definition of death for those eligible for organ donation? As data from emerging technologies are madeavailable on public databases, what frameworks will maximize benefits while ensuring privacy of health information? These challenging questions, along with numerous other neuroethical concerns, are discussed in depth. Written by eminent scholars from diverse disciplines including neurology and neuroscience, ethics and law, public health and philosophy, this new volume on neuroethics sets out the many necessary considerations for the future. It is essential reading for the field of neuroethics, neurosciences andpsychology, and an invaluable resource for physicians in neurological medicine, academics in humanities and law, and health policy makers.


Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307781283
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, cousin V.I. questions the report of accidental death and rumors of suicide. V.I. searches for leads and finds a trail of violence and corruption. It takes her to the center of Chicago's powerful shipping industry. There she ferrets out her cousin's killer -- but nearly gets painted out of the picture -- permanently!

Night Without End

Author: Alistair MacLean
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007289359
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic.

A Level Physics a for OCR: A Level: A Level Physics a for OCR Student Book

Author: Jo Locke,Paul Bircher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198352181
Page: 608
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Written by curriculum and specification experts, this student book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. Unlike other specification-specific books, this book develops true subject knowledge while developing essential exam skills.