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• Author :_Jonathan Skariton
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1101946741
• ISBN-13 :_9781101946749

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• Description : An extraordinary debut novel—dark, fast-paced, thrilling—set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time. The time: 2002. The city: Los Angeles. Alex Whitman, movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Séance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures—not the Lumiére brothers; nor Thomas Edison. Sekuler was to present to the world in 1890 his greatest new invention, the first of its kind—a moving picture machine. He had boarded a train headed from Dijon to Paris, but never arrived at Gare de Lyons station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again, his claim in history as the inventor of the moving image vanishing with him. When Whitman tracks down what could be fragments of Sekuler’s famously lost film, questions are raised—about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself. In this riveting story of suspense, the search for the answers lead to curious riddles that may (or may not) shed light on Sekuler’s darkest secret locked away for more than a century, riddles that set in motion a frantic hunt taking Whitman from Los Angeles and Paris, to Geneva, and finally to Sekuler’s ancient labyrinthine city of Edinburgh, where the stakes become ratcheted up as the film’s riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery. [...] by Publisher : 'Vintage'

Séance Infernale

2017-08-29 |


• Author :_Jonathan Skariton
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781524711283
• ISBN-13 :_1524711284

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Alfred A. Knopf'



• Author :_Jonathan Skariton
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1101946733
• ISBN-13 :_9781101946732

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• Description : "An extraordinary debut novel--dark, fast-paced, thrilling--set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film, Saeance Infernale, made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time. A riveting story of suspense; a compelling tale of adventure. The time: 2002. Alex Whitman, a movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Saeance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures--not the Lumiere brothers, nor Thomas Edison. In 1890, Sekular had boarded a train from Dijon, headed to Paris, days before he was to present to the world his greatest new invention, the first of its kind--a moving picture machine. Sekuler never arrived at Gare de Lyon station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again. When Alex Whitman tracks down what might be fragments of Sekuler's famously lost film, questions are raised--about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself. And the stakes become ratcheted up as the film's riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery"-- [...] by Publisher : 'Knopf Publishing Group'



• Author :_Lynne Kutsukake
• Pages :_432 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1473526744
• ISBN-13 :_9781473526747

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• Description : "The Translation of Love is sweepingly gorgeous book about two little girls, and their heart-stopping search for a lost sister in the underbelly of Tokyo. From the desperate clutch of friendship in the time of tumult, to the bustling night markets and brothels - every brutal, moving moment is beautifully wrought. An incredible debut." Lisa Gabriele, author of 'Tempting Faith DiNapoli' "An epic tale of defeat, despair and redemption ... a beautiful debut." Toronto Star "Conjures the voices of an agonised time with elegant simplicity and moments of indelible poignancy." New York Times "Kutsukake’s moving debut focuses on the intertwining stories of several protagonists in post–World War II Tokyo... The result is a memorable story of hope and loneliness with a cathartic ending." Publisher's Weekly During the American occupation, the citizens of Japan were encouraged to write to General MacArthur – “if you have a problem, write a letter, this is what democracy means” – and so write they did. MacArthur received over 500,000 letters, letters of entreaty, rage, gratitude, complaint, even adoration. Twelve-year-old Fumi Tanaka has a problem – her beautiful and beloved older sister, Sumiko, has disappeared. Determined to find her, Fumi enlists the help of her new classmate Aya, forcibly repatriated with her father from Canada after the war. Together, they write to MacArthur and deliver their letter into the reluctant hands of Corporal Matt Matsumoto, a Japanese-American GI whose job it is to translate the endless letters. When weeks pass and they hear nothing from Matt, the girls take matters into their own hands, venturing into the dark and dangerous world of the black market and dancehalls. They're unaware that their teacher, Kondo Sensei, moonlights as a translator of love letters, and that he holds the key to Sumiko's safe return. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_Kea Wilson
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1501128310
• ISBN-13 :_9781501128318

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• Description : "When a struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn't hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he's made a mistake. He's replacing another actor who quit after seeing the script--a script the director now claims doesn't exist. The movie is over budget. The production team seems headed for a breakdown. The air is so wet that the celluloid film disintegrates. But what the actor doesn't realize is that the greatest threat might be the town itself, and the mysterious shadow economy that powers this remote jungle outpost"-- [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Daniel Easterman
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• ISBN-10 :_1472117689
• ISBN-13 :_9781472117687

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• Description : The tombs have always been there beneath the city of Jerusalem. At first obscure, then hidden, then lost entirely, it was a place where death went about its business unseen. Where the living had become the dead and their mourners had in turn been mourned. And then, in 1968, a discovery is made that is so shattering that the reverberations echo through time. For the tombs also guard a secret: a 2,000-year-old prize that men would kill- and die- for. In the same year, in Dublin, young Patrick Canavan experiences the intense passion of first love for Francesca Contarini. But Francesca shares the secret of the tomb and her knowledge is deadly with repercussions that stretch far into the future. More than twenty years later, Canavan finds himself prisoner of a KGB agent, being questioned about an ancient brotherhood: The Brotherhood of the Tomb. [...] by Publisher : 'Hachette UK'



• Author :_Kirk Mitchell
• Pages :_592 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780375432460
• ISBN-13 :_0375432469

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• Description : The brutal slaying of a Navajo cop and his wife stirs talk of supernatural beings and human passions as BIA officer Emmett Parker and FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed investigate the crime. By the author of Cry Dance. (Mystery) [...] by Publisher : 'Random House Large Print Publishing'



• Author :_Louise Penny
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780751566574
• ISBN-13 :_0751566578

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• Description : The NUMBER ONE New York Times bestseller One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do is watch and wait, hoping his worst fears are not realised. But when the figure disappears and a dead body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to investigate. In the early days of the murder inquiry, and months later, as the trial for the accused begins, Gamache must face the consequences of his decisions, and his actions, from which there is no going back . . . Gripping, surprising and powerful, Glass Houses is the new ingenious and illuminating novel from number one bestseller, Louise Penny, which will leave you spellbound until the final page. [...] by Publisher : 'Sphere'



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• Pages :_432 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_174262376X
• ISBN-13 :_9781742623764

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