The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career. The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and shear brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Beck, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. That’s when an even stronger sense of responsibility and something like shame urge him into taking a series of drastic steps, which lead to a shocking disaster.
"Seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series," together known as "The story of crime." "The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strongarm police work and sheer brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Bec, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption."
Something smells very fishy in the city of Bumblyburg. It also smells like moldy gym shoes, rotten eggs, and spoiled milk. What’s to blame? The Abominable Trashman, one of the weirdest, wildest creatures to ever leap out of a garbage can!The Abominable Trashman and his evil creator, Awful Alvin, are spreading fear throughout Bumblyburg and turning the citizens into slaves of their own fear. Is Bumblyburg doomed to become a smelly trash heap for all-time? LarryBoy must battle the foul monster to rescue the city, but first, he must battle his own fears.Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun. Now that’s the Big Idea!Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
June 1924. On the brutal North East Ridge of Mount Everest, famous adventurers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanish into the snow-whipped night. Daredevil explorer Richard Deacon devises a plan to follow in the men's footsteps, accompanied only by two friends. Off piste and with no support team, the three men strike for Everest's peak and the most vicious climate on earth. As the winds rise and the temperature and oxygen levels drop, Deacon and his companions hear howls in the distance. Some dark creature is tracking them up the mountain, sending them scrabbling blindly into Everest's dangerous heights to escape it. Soon they will discover what happened to Mallory's crew - but can they escape the same hideous fate? A gripping thriller by a master of the genre, The Abominable blends historical fact with spine-tingling drama - this is one of the most chilling and unforgettable novels you will ever read.
Captain the Honourable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristram-Boring (known to his friends as Bill) is very rich but very bored. When famous explorer Alfred Tence* shows up at his front door, life gets considerably more exciting. Before long, he’s speeding off in a taxi to the mountains of Chilistan in search of the hairiest, most mysterious monster ever known – an ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN! A fantastically funny short story from the collection Dragons at Crumbling Castle. [*Yes, that Alfred Tence – the same man who punted from Brighton to Bombay in the bath. It’s true.]
The Abominable Snowman introduces readers to Joe Cooper and Digby Wilson, two former police officers now working as private enquiry agents. The story begins when media magnate Donald Ridgeway approaches them to help him find his lost greatgrandson. While most people view Ridgeway as a rich man with no children, he reveals that he was married to a European woman named Anna long before he came to Australia. He got separated from her during the turmoil of events in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. It turns out that Anna gave birth to a girl six months after their marriage. Their daughter later married an East German and together, with a child of their own, they tried to escape to the West. In the attempt the husband was killed but his daughter and granddaughter were successful. They continued to live in West Berlin and his granddaughter married and gave birth to two children. One of them, Ridgeway’s greatgrandson Matthew, has gone missing, and the millionaire could do nothing to find him. Can Joe and Digby help Ridgeway find him? Only time can tell.
From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry; this is the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer. Focusing on Godden's writing from the 1930s onward, the contributors uncover the breadth and variety of the literary landscape on display in works such as Black Narcissus, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Fugue in Time, and The River. Often drawing on her own experiences living in India and Britain, Godden establishes a diverse narrative topography that allows her to engage with issues related to her own uncertain position as an author representing such nomadic Others as gypsies, or taking up the displacements brought about by international conflict. Recognizing that studies of the transnational must consider the condition of enforced and elected exile within the changing political and cultural borders of postcolonial nations, the contributors position Godden with respect to different and overlapping fields of inquiry: modern literary history; colonial, postcolonial, and transnational studies; inter-media studies; and children's literature. Taken together, the essays in this volume demonstrate the richness and variety of Godden's writing and render the myriad ways in which Godden is an important critical presence in mid-twentieth-century fiction.
The Doctor has been to Det-Sen Monastery before, and expects the welcome of a lifetime. But the monastery is a very different place from when the Doctor last came. Fearing an attack at any moment by the legendary Yeti, the monks are prepared to defend themselves, and see the Doctor as a threat. The Doctor and his friends join forces with Travers, an English explorer out to prove the existence of the elusive abominable snowmen. But they soon discover that these Yeti are not the timid animals that Travers seeks. They are the unstoppable servants of an alien Intelligence. This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 30 September-4 November 1967. Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria
Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and other Famous Cryptids
Author: Daniel Loxton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Presents arguments for and against the existence of five notable cryptids and challenges the pseudoscience that furthers their legendary statuses, while providing an exploration of the nature and subculture of cryptozoology.
Scottish zoologist IVAN TERRANCE SANDERSON (1911-1973) coined the word cryptozoology and first used it in print in this hard-to-find 1961 work, the story of "hairy hominids" across the planet from the very beginnings of human civilization until the mid 20th century. With its scientific, anthropological approach, this is one of the first books to treat the phenomenon of "Bigfoot" seriously, and introduced a groundbreaking classification system for the spectrum of subhumanoids. "I am happy that a whole new generation of cryptozoologists-in-training will be able to read Ivan T. Sanderson's classic book," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. "This book opened the minds of many to the vastness of the hominoid reports... and spotlighted for people that Bigfoot/Sasquatch research was the next area for exploration in North America." This new edition, complete with the original illustrations and maps, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.
Yeti. Bigfoot. Abominable Snow Man. Sasquatch. You humans have many names for my kind. You've probably seen us without knowing it. We hide in plain sight, thanks to our shape-shifting powers. I live in the Ghorki-Terelj region of Mongolia, near the Himalayas, and work as a tour guide. Two unusual clients walked into the shop recently. Harold Rosenthal, a South African big-game hunter, and Omar Kensington, an African-American Muslim scholar and Howard University student. They seek Abominable Snow Men. I'm to take them into the Himalayan wilderness, to find a brood of mythical creatures...of which I happen to be a member. This ought to be interesting. To the mundane world, I am Mariam Bagabandi, Mongolian businesswoman and tour guide. You may call me...The Abominable Snow Woman. Let the games begin.
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Poet turned detective Nigel Strangeways is summoned to Easterham Manor in the depths of winter to investigate a series of strange events, which culminate in the apparent suicide of a wealthy young woman whose behaviour has scandalised the village. As Nigel begins his investigations into the dead girl's past it soon becomes clear that someone in the manor is trying to hide something, and they will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe. A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery - the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.