A Valentino Mystery

Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 146680064X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Bela Lugosi's Frankenstein screen test puts Valentino in the picture for murder Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous that the play Arsenic and Old Lace was filled with Karloff/monster jokes—even when the part of the monstrously deformed villain was played by another actor. But before Karloff's memorable portrayal, another famous 1930s Hollywood icon, Bela Lugosi, tested for the part of the monster. The screen test footage was lost for decades, until Valentino, that never-say-die film archivist, gets a hot tip about the whereabouts of the incriminating (for really bad, heavily accented acting) footage. But it comes with a price far greater than the money he'll have to pay. Someone would kill to get that reel of film, and that makes Valentino a mortal obstacle who would rather not die for art. People have already been murdered for the film, and Val doesn't want to push his luck...but boy, that reel is too good to let go.... Enter a crew of steampunk fans. Loving the arcane strangeness that is Valentino's life—not to mention the completely glam prospect of seeing the original filmic Count Dracula as the Frankenstein monster—they will find a way to save Valentino and Lugosi's infamous screen test. Or if they can't do that, have a great party anyway. Val just hopes it's not a wake.... In Alive!, Loren D. Estleman delivers a mystery that only he can. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: SM ERickson

Publisher: SM Erickson

ISBN: 1944793089

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 2232


Vega Fowell has spent her life in the air. In fact, for almost three-and-a-half centuries, everyone has. But as a pilot aboard the airship Perseus, Vega’s life is routine, bordering on stale. The massive ship never goes anywhere—all she has to do is keep it afloat. Humanity has lived on the airships in relative comfort, far above Ashby’s nanobot-created wasteland. When the mechanics of the machinery hit critical errors, the ones in charge need to find a way to survive on land, without causing widespread panic. It’s an impossible feat—one Vega must overcome if she, and the rest of passengers, want to survive. But hope is born when Vega does a flyover of the mainland and spots something suspicious. An island. Smoke. What looks like the beginnings of a settlement in the midst of the bots. Could there be actual people down there…alive?

Alive and Not Alive / Vivo y no vivo

Author: Gini Holland

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836883039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 3719


Presents pairs of photographs of similar items, including a bear and a teddy bear, and a ladybug and an airplane, to introduce the difference between alive and not alive.

Still Alive

A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered

Author: Ruth Klüger

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558614369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 1692


Now in paperback, the acclaimed Holocaust memoir declared "a book of breathtaking honesty and extraordinary insight."--LA Times

Is It Alive?

Author: Kimberlee Graves

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9780916119256

Category: Education

Page: 8

View: 819


Repetitive, predictable story lines and illustrations that match the text provide maximum support to the emergent reader. Engaging stories promote reading comprehension, and easy and fun activities on the inside back covers extend learning. Great for Reading First, Fluency, Vocabulary, Text Comprehension, and ESL/ELL!

Reasons to Stay Alive

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115099

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 9253


THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."


Author: Piers Paul Read

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099574527

Category: Aircraft accidents

Page: 480

View: 8067


LOST 1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. ABANDONED Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emaciated and frozen, reach the authorities and lead a rescue team to the remaining fourteen passengers. ALIVE The rescue team are shocked when they reach the crash-site. Food supplies have long gone, and the remains of the dead lie scattered among the fuselage. It is only too clear how these passengers have managed to stay alive ...


Author: Samuel Whittemore Fowler

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619967677

Category: Nature

Page: 266

View: 4915


These journal chapters of ALIVE! Volume 2 are descriptive of the author's walks outdoors enjoying nature and communing with the Lord whom he loved. Dr. Fowler writes, "The title of this book is spelled with five full capitalized uppercase letters (A-L-I-V-E) followed by a throbbing exclamation point (!) so that it will be read as a celebrational shout, an exultant affirmation upon a silver trumpet. Its title is not simply 'ALIVE!' The word 'alive' is merely a word spoken as a word, nothing more, whereas this book and title ALIVE! are both explosive shouts of joy-a vital joy that is at once exultant and serenely calm. There is a disposition, a healthful state of soul, an attitude toward the allness of life in these pages which is greater than any single insight or described experience in any one chapter. "Glad-to-be-alive is the theme which most occupies this book." Samuel W. Fowler was born November 30, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He trusted Christ as his Savior October 12, 1954. He received his Th.D.from Dallas Theological Seminary and was professor of Bible and Theology for 43 years in several Bible colleges. His unique teaching and preaching style reached many students who are now serving the Lord around the world. He also served as interim pastor and full-time pastor in several churches. Dr. Fowler's previous works Coping Strategies, Meditations on the Glory of God, Afoot and Delighthearted, and ALIVE! Volume 1 have been a blessing to many Christians. Although Dr. Fowler's expertise was in Bible and Theology, he also had a deep love of nature, which inspired him to become a poet. Dr. Fowler was ushered into the presence of His Glory on July 11, 2008.

English Alive!

Nelson Thornes Caribbean English

Author: Alan Etherton

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748785322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 4528


"English Alive! is a series designed specifically to meet the needs of English students in Caribbean secondary schools. The book covers the key areas of reading comprehension, listening and speaking, writing grammar and language usage and vocabulary development. Particular attention is given to the often challenging area of poetry. The book also covers common errors made by students. A reference section contains verb tables, including a section on tenses (notoriously difficult for learners), irregular verbs and a glossary of language words and literary terms,"--page [4] of cover.

'Being Alive Well'

Health and the Politics of Cree Well-being

Author: Naomi Adelson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083265

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

View: 6914


A critical anthropological analysis of health theory with specific reference to the James Bay Cree. The author argues that definitions of health are not simply reflections of physiological soundness but convey broader cultural and political realities.