The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward

Autor: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1909923532
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A nameless terror surges through centuries to engulf the soul of Charles Dexter Ward, a brilliant New England antiquarian. Evil spirits, malefic gods whose memory lives on in whispered legends and fear-stricken superstitions, still lurk in vile catacombs beneath the surface of a blighted land. Ward is driven to unleash these loathsome horrors upon a defenceless world, possessed by the demonic shade of his ancestor Joseph Curwen, a warlock steeped in the blackest arts of magic. Now Ward too must master these obscene rituals, and pay the price in blood. Human blood. The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward remains the only full-length work of fiction by HP Lovecraft, the master of 20th century horror. It has inspired such classic horror films as Roger Corman's The Haunted Palace and Lucio Fulci's The Beyond. This new ebook edition also includes Lovecraft's rare History of the Necronomicon, plus a new introduction by DM Mitchell (editor, The Starry Wisdom).

The Red Thumb Mark

Autor: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510707751
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Before Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan and Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, there was Dr. Thorndyke, the first ever fictional forensic scientist. The only evidence against young Reuben Hornby in a jewel theft is his thumb print smeared in blood. It is enough to convict him of the crime until physician Dr. John Thorndyke dares to ask—and answer—the question, “Can a fingerprint be forged?” The first detective novel to engage in scientific technology, The Red Thumb Mark has become a classic for its use of real science and its introduction to the genre’s very first and greatest forensic scientist, Dr. Thorndyke. Described by Otto Penzler as “the greatest medico-legal detective of all time,” the tall, athletic, and handsome Dr. Thorndyke approaches crime solving firmly grounded in the disciplines and logic of medical science, making inferences from data collected at the scene of the crime instead of basing the investigation on the suspects’ motivations. First published in 1907, R. Austin Freeman’s tale set the stage for the forensic science detective novel we are so familiar with today, and it remains one of the greatest and most memorable of the genre. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Mary Lavelle

Autor: Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349008833
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Mary Lavelle, a beautiful young Irish woman, travels to Spain to see some of the world before marrying her steadfast fiance John. But despite the enchanting surroundings and her three charming charges, life as governess to the wealthy Areavaga family is lonely and she is homesick. Then comes the arrival of the family's handsome, passionate - and married - son Juanito and Mary's loyalties and beliefs are challenged. Falling in love with Juanito and with Spain, Mary finds herself at the heart of a family and a nation divided.

Mister Miracle

Autor: Tom King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781401283544
File Size: 72,78 MB
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From Hugo Award-winning writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods in Mister Miracle! One of the best-reviewed series of the year and already a classic in the making, this Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything--so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick--except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. Collects Mister Miracle #1-12.

Modus Vetus

Autor: Lars Edlund
Publisher: Beekman Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9780846441571
File Size: 43,75 MB
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La Tomba

Autor: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Publisher: Lovecraft Zero via PublishDrive
ISBN: 8897543065
File Size: 15,28 MB
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Jervas Dudley, ancora un bambino, scopre l'ingresso di una cripta appartenente alla famiglia Hyde, vecchi proprietari di una casa bruciata molti anni prima. L'ingresso al mausoleo è socchiuso ma incatenato da un grosso lucchetto. Nonostante i vari tentativi Jervas non riuscirà a rompere il lucchetto. Scoraggiato, comincerà a dormire vicino al sepolcro fino a che, ispirato dalla lettura delle "Vite" di Plutarco, deciderà di aspettare pazientemente il tempo giusto per guadagnare l'accesso al sepolcro.

South Africa

Autor: Michael Poliza
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832794132
File Size: 65,77 MB
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The Dunwich Horror

Autor: H. Lovecraft
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457671887
File Size: 39,77 MB
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In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy's arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night.

Medusa S Coil

Autor: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
ISBN: 2291002473
File Size: 28,68 MB
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"Medusa's Coil" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop. It was first published in Weird Tales magazine in January 1939, two years after Lovecraft's death. The story concerns the son of an American plantation owner who brings back from Paris a new wife. It mixes elements of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos with the ancient Greek myth of Medusa, but it has also been noted for its racist aspects.

The Curse Of Yig

Autor: H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
ISBN: 2291002686
File Size: 73,97 MB
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"The Curse of Yig" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop in which Yig, "The Father of Serpents", is first introduced.