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Great Irish Tales of Horror
Peter Haining
0285632809
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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Class Act: William Haines
Peter Schifando
0972766146
November 2005
Hardcover
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The Spitfire Log
Peter Haining
0285633635
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Murder at the Races
Peter Haining (Editor)
0785805273

Hardcover
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The Walls of Illusion
Peter Haining
0285634143
June 1998
Paperback
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London After Midnight: A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts
Peter Haining (Editor)
0760703450
December 1996
Hardcover
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The Wizard's Den
Peter Haining
0285636286
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-These short stories of magical fantasy will attract Harry Potter fans, but not all of the selections are completely satisfying. Haining's introduction to the world of wizardry is a bit stilted and contains some typographical errors. Roald Dahl, Ray Bradbury, Joan Aiken, Diana Wynne Jones, and E. Nesbit are among the 15 notable authors represented. Some of the older stories seem a bit dated and may not have much appeal to American readers. Almost all of the selections have appeared elsewhere. One of the shortest and most chilling stories is William Nolan's "My Name Is Dolly," about a girl who gets revenge on her abuser with a doll that is her duplicate. Philip Pullman's "Something to Read" is about a girl who loves to read and the tragedy that results from her obsession. Jacqueline Wilson's "The...


The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
Peter Haining (Editor)
0786716037
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Expanded with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead—from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favorite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars such as Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. In addition, a top ranking list of contributors includes Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Ruth Rendell, and James Herbert—all brought together by an anthologist who himself lives in a haunted house.


Magician's Circle
Peter Haining
0285636812
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up-A highly uneven collection. On the one hand, the editor is to be commended for including classic authors such as Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, and George MacDonald. The trouble is that most of the stories here are excerpted from longer works and are less effective when taken out of context. To his credit, Haining provides a brief paragraph or two that sets the stage for each story, and provides some information about the author at the conclusion of the tale. The problem lies in the selection of some of the tales themselves. Readers would be better off reading Roald Dahl's The Witches and Philip Pullman's Count Karlstein in their entirety rather than the excerpts presented here. This is not to say that there are not some gems. A hilarious piece by L. Frank Baum called "The Magic Bonbons," in which...


Great Irish Drinking Stories
Peter Haining (Editor)
0760740267
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
FROM THE PUBLISHER Ireland's drinking culture has been exported around the world and given the Irish a reputation as an entertaining and talkative nation. It has been an inspiration for Ireland's other great exports - her writers. From James Joyce, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan to Roddy Doyle and Patrick McCabe all have written about drinking and its effects, the stuff of life and the sometimes troubling consequences. Irish revelry is included, wakes and weddings, city bars and country pubs, the craic and the ceilidh in a round of twenty-five stories that celebrate drink and drinking. Travel around the most celebrated fictional pubs in Irish literature, attend memorable wakes, listen to the legendary drinkers who hold court at the bar and spin the most spellbinding tales you're ever likely to hear. Great Irish...


The Essential Seducer
Peter Haining
0709053746
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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Real-Time Rendering
Tomas Akenine-Moller
1568811829
August 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
One would think that the title of Tomas Moller's and Eric Haines's book, Real-Time Rendering, would be a contradiction in terms. How can such a computationally intensive process as rendering computer graphics ever hope to be done on the fly, in the blink of an eye, without delay--in short, in real time?

The term rendering, as it applies to computer graphics, refers to the mathematically intensive process of creating a picture or sequence of frames based on geometry. The duration of this process is dependent on the complexity of the scene (a forest with many trees and thousands of leaves will take much longer to render than a scene consisting of a white box over a gray background) and the speed of the hardware doing the calculations.

When Pixar's Toy Story was first released, the computer animation community was all...



Hunted Down
Charles Dickens
0720609941
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
This excellent import by British publisher Peter Owen is recommended for any serious college-level collection of English literature, especially those with notable Charles Dickens researchers, will want to include this collection of Dickens' detective stories. Otherwise hard to locate, this places all Dickens' detective works under one cover.

Book Description
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) has produced some of the most memorable writings in the English language, including such well known works as "A Christmas Carol, Sketches by Boz, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Daivid Copperfield, Great Expectations, and The Pickwick Papers. Dickens is famous for the characters he created and his descriptions. A man of tremendous energy, he spent hours a day walking the London...


Sing the Beloved Country
Peter Hain
0745309968
January 1997
Hardcover
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The Ghost-Feeler
Edith Wharton
0720609968
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Edith Wharton described herself as having an "intense Celtic sense of the supernatural." The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural, selected and introduced by Peter Haining, contains nine stories that Wharton wrote between 1893 and 1935. While they display the elegant prose of her novels, these tales revolve around supernatural manifestations (vampires, doppelgangers) made credible by Wharton's superb storytelling skills.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Midwest Book Review
Wharton's affinity for the supernatural is relatively little known compared to some of her other writings: this gathering of her ghostly short stories presents the range of her themes and works; from tales of vampires to stories of isolation and haunting. As with many of...


Sing the Beloved Country
Peter Hain
0745309976
March 1997
Paperback
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Midnight Tales
Bram Stoker
0720611342
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Peter Haining edits an excellent presentation of Stoker's lesser-known horror classics: tales which display the same talents which elevated Dracula to popular reading levels. From a medieval torture chamber to the rising of a mummy from the dead, this contains numerous satisfying tales. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Splintered Bones
Carolyn Haines
0440237211
February 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Described on the somewhat staid cover as "a mystery from the Mississippi Delta," Haines's third Southern cozy (first in hardcover) is heavy on the cornpone, but is saved from the totally ridiculous by a hearty leavening of laughter. Sarah Booth Delaney and her cohorts, Tinkie Richmond and Cece Dee Falcon (formerly Cecil but that's for another story) band together to save friend and horse breeder Eulalee "Lee" McBride from a first-degree murder rap. Lee has confessed to the murder of her loutish husband, Kemper Fuquar, in order to save her mixed-up 14-year-old daughter, Kip Fuquar, from the charge. The sheriff is hard-put to find a woman any woman on the outlying magnolia-scented estates who didn't have a motive to crush Kemper's skull, then sic Avenger, a temperamental show horse, on the rotter. When she's not...


Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run
Henry Hill
1590770293
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
After a quarter of a century of silence, Henry Hill can finally tell us the rest of his story. Taking readers on a crazy ride of his life hiding out in the Witness Protection Program, doing prison time for drug charges and testifying in high profile mafia trials.


The Ghost-Feeler
Edith Wharton
0720611520
Apr 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Edith Wharton described herself as having an "intense Celtic sense of the supernatural." The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural, selected and introduced by Peter Haining, contains nine stories that Wharton wrote between 1893 and 1935. While they display the elegant prose of her novels, these tales revolve around supernatural manifestations (vampires, doppelgangers) made credible by Wharton's superb storytelling skills.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Midwest Book Review
Wharton's affinity for the supernatural is relatively little known compared to some of her other writings: this gathering of her ghostly short stories presents the range of her themes and works; from tales of vampires...

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