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The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits: Mystery and Murder from the Sands of Time
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0786710659
September 2002
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Book Description
From Cleopatra and Herodotus to Howard Carter and the Curse of the Pharaohs, the investigators in The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits uncover the murder mysteries of Ancient Egypt in over two dozen stories. Master anthologist Mike Ashley has gathered hidden gems and specially commissioned pieces from the genre’s favorite practitioners like Elizabeth Peters, Suzanne Franke, Michael Pearce, and featuring such favorite ancient-world investigators as Lynda Robinson’s Lord Meren, "the Eyes and Ears" of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, Paul Doherty’s judge Amerotke from the 18th Dynasty, and Lauren Haney’s Lieutenant Bak of the Medjay police under Queen Hatshepsut, to beguile and confound historical mystery readers.


SAT Vocabulary Express: Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT
Jacqueline Byrne
0071443266
September 2004
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Book Description
A fun way to build vocabulary and boost SAT scores Word puzzles are a proven tool for building vocabulary. They nudge the puzzler gently toward shades of meaning, synonym recognition, contextual interpretation, and making educated guesses--all the mental tricks needed to do well on the SAT verbal section. In SAT Vocabulary Express, a top test-prep coach teams up with a leading crossword puzzle author to offer students a fun, effective alternative to standard vocabulary builders. A unique learning tool for breaking the code in the SAT verbal section, this book features: Dozens of crosswords, anagrams, acrostics, cryptograms, and other fun, skill-building puzzles Brainteasers that stimulate vocabulary mastery Tips and techniques for using the puzzles to pump up vocabularies to unprecedented levels--painlessly! ...


A Brief History of British Kings and Queens
Michael Ashley
0786711043
Jan 2003
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Book Description
In one portable volume, A Brief History of British Kings and Queens offers a royal biographical A–Z, its pages lavish in details on all the rulers of the kingdoms within the British Isles, together with their wives or consorts, pretenders, usurpers, and regents, from Queen Boadicea of the early Britons to today’s Elizabeth II. This complete record of Britain’s kings and queens contains more than 1,000 monarchs and 2,000 years of fascinating history.


Random House Crostics, Vol. 7
Michael Ashley
0812933915
November 2002
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Book Description
Crostics are a mixture of crosswords and quotations, and the name Michael Ashley is virtually synonymous with crostics.

The quotations for these 50 all-new puzzles come from a wide range of sources and the clues are perfectly balanced between traditional knowledge and pop culture.

From the Inside Flap
Crostics are a mixture of crosswords and quotations, and the name Michael Ashley is virtually synonymous with crostics.The quotations for these 50 all-new puzzles come from a wide range of sources and the clues are perfectly balanced between traditional knowledge and pop culture.

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Random House Crostics, Vol. 9
Michael Ashley
0812933931
November 2004
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Book Description
• 50 original puzzles by America's favorite crostic creator
• Clues and answers ranging from traditional knowledge to pop culture
• Quotations by everyone from George Carlin to George Foreman to Stephen Jay Gould

From the Inside Flap
• 50 original puzzles by America's favorite crostic creator
• Clues and answers ranging from traditional knowledge to pop culture
• Quotations by everyone from George Carlin to George Foreman to Stephen Jay Gould

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The Supernatural Index
Michael Ashley
0313240302
May 1995
Hardcover
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From Booklist
" The goal of this reference is to list all English language anthologies of supernatural and fantastic stories." If the editors do not succeed, they make a gallant try. The work indexes more than 2,100 anthologies containing more than 21,300 stories by 7,700 writers. Editors range from Alfred Hitchcock and Isaac Asimov to Bennett Cerf. The indefatigable anthologists Martin Greenberg and Peter Haining have pages of their own, as do prolific or much-anthologized writers like Ray Bradbury and H. P. Lovecraft.The book is in five main sections: editor list, book-title list, author index, story-title index, and book contents, which lists every story in each anthology. The author and story indexes are very thorough, indicating first publication in a periodical, when appropriate. Two appendixes give a list of associational works...


Algernon Blackwood
Michael Ashley
0313251584
Oct 1987
Hardcover
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Review
“Enthusiastically recommended for libraries supporting patrons interested in supernatural fiction and its creators.”–A.L.B.R.
“This thick volume contains probably everything you would ever want to know about Algernon Blackwood, best known as a writer of supernatural tales, including the adventures of John Silence. Following a biographical essay, there are indexes to his short and book length fiction, non-fiction and book reviews, poetry, songs, stage and radio plays, TV works, unpublished works, treatments of his fiction by other writers, books about him, anthology appearances, translations, and a listing by chronology and alphabetically. It's one of the most comprehensive such books I've seen, certainly the definitive reference guide to Blackwood's work.”–Science Fiction Chronicle ...


The Mammoth Book of Ancient Roman Whodunnits
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0786712414
August 2003
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Book Description
A host of totally new stories written by some of the most popular writers of historical mysteries brings to life the glorious and nefarious world that for nearly a thousand years—from the founding of the Republic in 510 B.C. to the deposing of the last emperor, Romulus, in 476 A.D.—was ancient Rome. Events from the turbulent reigns of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula, and Nero provide the colorful background to tales ingeniously contrived by contributors like Paul Doherty, Gillian Bradshaw, and Richard Butler. While John Maddox Roberts offers a new SPQR story, Steven Saylor, Marilyn Todd, Rosemary Rowe, Darrell Schweitzer, and Michael Kurland challenge their sleuths Gordianus the Finder, Claudia, Libertus, Pliny the Younger, and Quintilian with baffling new cases. Mary Reed and Eric Mayer conjure new...


Colonialism and Development
Michael Ashley Havinden
0415020433
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Can useful lessons be learned from British colonial development policies? This work studies the economic and political relationship with her tropical colonies from 1850 and 1960. Focusing on the former colonies and their development problems rather than Britain itself, Colonialism and Development provides a crucial background to understanding the present opportunities and difficulties facing the countries since their independence.

About the Author
Michael Havinden is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Exeter. David Meredith is Senior Lecturer in Economic History at the University of South Wales.


Shakespearean Detectives: Murders and Mysteries Based on Shakespeare's Life and Plays
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0641662726

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The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0786715715
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Selected by best-selling editor Mike Ashley, these stories include brand new contributions as well as rare reprints, from writers such as Ian Rankin, Lynda Robinson, Sharan Newman, Gail Frazer, Gillian Linscott, and Peter Tremayne. Featuring such towering historical figures as the Queen of Sheba, Attila the Hun, Hildegarde of Bingen, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry the Navigator, and Benjamin Franklin, The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits is a brilliant collection of thirty stories of mystery and intrigue spread over three thousand years, from ancient Egypt to the Titanic, that is sure to please fans of this unique genre.


New Sherlock Holmes Adventures
Michael Ashley (Editor)
0785818804
June 2004
Hardcover
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Mamm Bk British Kings Queens(tr)
Mike Ashley
0786706929
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From Booklist
The result of some 30 years of research by a prolific writer on British royalty, this chronology provides biographical information on more than 1,000 sovereigns from approximately 100 B.C. to Elizabeth II, a period of more than 2,000 years. The volume opens with "The Royal Book of Records," consisting of such lists as the longest and shortest reigns, the youngest monarchs to die, and the oldest monarchs to be married. Ashley points out that most chronologies of the British monarchy start with Egbert (802^-839). He believes, however, that there is sufficient credibility in Welsh legend to accept the authenticity of the Beli Mawr, a semi-legendary British king who was probably a historical figure, as the starting point for this survey, which is divided into three sections: "The Dark Ages" (from around 100 B.C. to around...


The Mammoth Book of King Arthur
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0786715669
March 2005
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Book Description
In this truly mammoth guide, Mike Ashley analyzes and explicates the line between the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it. Ashley gives us a firm identity not only for King Arthur, but also for Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table—as well as identifying all the major Arthurian sites. He traces the development of each of the legends and shows how they were related to events happening at the time, bringing a new dimension of realism to the magical Arthurian world. Ashley also offers new and little known information on Arthur—including a fascinating link to the present royal family and the likelihood that Arthurian legends arose from the exploits of not just one man but at least four. With over 700 pages, this is the most complete single-volume guide to Arthurian...


Algernon Blackwood
Mike Ashley
0786709286
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Blackwood (1869-1951) remains among the top tier of writers of supernatural fiction, best known now for such hallmark chillers as The Willows and The Wendigo. He also penned some lamentably forgotten fantasy novels, so a Blackwood revival is overdue. British editor and scholar Ashley, known for his many anthologies in the Mammoth series, has been researching him heroically for decades to assemble this first book-length account of an elusive but fascinating life. But this may not be the book to return Blackwood to the front burner. Ashley's jam-packed biography seems almost as fascinated by its subject's skiing vacation schedules as by the man himself. The introduction is most inviting, tantalizing readers with references to Blackwood's experiences as a British spy, nature mystic, footloose adventurer, popular...


Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction
Mike Ashley
0786710063
June 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mammoth series regular Mike Ashley (The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits, etc.) returns with his latest crime reference doorstopper, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Crime Fiction. "From cozies to noir," from Harold Adams to Mark Richard Zubro and from Alfred Hitchcock Presents to Year of the Dragon, Ashley compiles clear, educational entries for the felony buff, including a guide to Internet sites and an index of key sleuths and bad guys across the decades.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Compiled for crime buffs by a veteran of numerous Mammoth titles, this hefty A-to-Z guide profiles 500 modern crime-fiction authors and 300 television series and major films in two sections. In his introduction, Ashley defines crime fiction as the...


Historical Detectives
Mike Ashley
0641671954

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