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Unexplained Mysteries of World War II
William B. Breuer
0471291072
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
What do 50 doctors in Hawaii, a lost dog tag, and a $212 unpaid storage fee have in common? They are just a few of the strange occurrences, odd coincidences, and unexplained mysteries of World War II collected here by Breuer (Shadow Warriors, LJ 5/1/96), who offers a less serious look at a very serious subject. Some of the oddities he unearthed include a candy bar that saved a life and a German spy living next to the top British spy-catcher. Anyone interested in twists of fate should find this book fascinating. For public libraries.?Terry L. Wirick, Erie Cty. Lib. System, Pa.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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"As combat veterans and high commanders know, logic is often a stranger in...


Dark Tort
Diane Mott Davidson
0060527315
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
At the start of bestseller Davidson's delicious 13th culinary adventure featuring caterer Goldy Schulz (after 2004's Double Shot), Goldy stumbles over the body of neighbor Dusty Routt, a paralegal at Hanrahan & Jule, a boutique law firm in Aspen Meadow, Colo., with which Goldy has a lucrative contract to provide breakfasts and occasional lunches for its attorneys and well-heeled clients. By all accounts, Dusty's future was bright, no longer overshadowed by a tragic, poverty-stricken past. Her untimely death shatters her mother and grandfather, still reeling from the death of her brother while in police custody. When Dusty's mother, who distrusts the police, asks Goldy to investigate, the caterer feels she can't refuse. Between catering jobs, teaching son Arch how to drive and assuaging her own grief, Goldy...


The Sittaford Mystery
Agatha Christie
0312979819
November 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
The beautiful, resourceful, and highly intelligent EmilyTrefuses really deserves her own series in the Christie oeuvre, butinstead she appears the one time in this neat little charmer. Emilyarrives on the scene to rescue her ne'er-do-well fiancé, Jim, whois the prime suspect in the death of his uncle, one CaptainEnderby. The fun comes in when neighbors, pursuing a party game knownas "making the table talk," receive a message from beyond:M-U-R-D-E-R! Fine entertainment, that. Nathaniel Parker has a finelynuanced voice that lends itself perfectly to the steadily plodding DCIand the over-the-top-Australians who come over just to see a realwinter. Great fun and an extra little surprise ending. No one does itbetter than Agatha Christie. D.G. © AudioFile 2003, Portland,Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile,...


Unexplained Mysteries of World War II
William B. Breuer
0471175595
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
What do 50 doctors in Hawaii, a lost dog tag, and a $212 unpaid storage fee have in common? They are just a few of the strange occurrences, odd coincidences, and unexplained mysteries of World War II collected here by Breuer (Shadow Warriors, LJ 5/1/96), who offers a less serious look at a very serious subject. Some of the oddities he unearthed include a candy bar that saved a life and a German spy living next to the top British spy-catcher. Anyone interested in twists of fate should find this book fascinating. For public libraries.?Terry L. Wirick, Erie Cty. Lib. System, Pa.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan

"An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." — Publishers Weekly ...



The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau
Tracy R. Twyman
097617040X
October 2004
Paperback
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Nicholas de Vere, author of The Dragon Legacy: The Secret History of an Ancient Bloodline.
"...the most definitive work [yet] on the Grail. Twyman has turned the field of Grail research on its head."

Book Description
Occult expert and historian Tracy R. Twyman has been investigating the enigma of the Holy Grail and Rennes-le-Chateau for more than seven years, and has written extensively about it in Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, as well as other publications. Now at last she has fully disclosed the shocking conclusions of her exhaustive research. Twyman has discovered that the bloodline of the Merovingians stems not only from Christ and Mary Magdalene, but in fact, goes back to the god-kings and queens of the antediluvian world. She has also determined the nature of the physical object...


Mysteries of the Unexplained
H. G. Carlson
0809234971
Sept 1994
Paperback
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Book Description

Venturing into the darkest corners of recorded history, this fully illustrated guide to the paranormal uncovers a wealth of bizarre phenomena.



Reliquary
Douglas Preston
0812542835
July 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The netherworld of New York City?its subways, aqueducts, sewers and the homeless who inhabit them?proves as shuddery a setting for the authors' latest scientific monster mash as the American Museum of Natural History did for their bestselling Relic, to which this is the sequel. In the earlier novel, Mbwun, a ferocious creature that seemed part reptile, part human, rampaged through the museum killing people. The sequel, set 18 months after Mbwun was destroyed, opens with a police diver finding the headless bodies of two people apparently killed by underground cannibals. The corpses are sent to the museum's lab for analysis, which brings a number of returnees from Relic?burly homicide cop Vincent D'Agosta, anthropologist Margo Green, New York Post crime reporter Bill Smithback?to the case. They're soon joined by...


Lake Monster Mysteries: Investigating the World's Most Elusive Creatures
Benjamin Radford, Joe Nickell
0813123941
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
For centuries, eyewitnesses around the world—from America to Africa, Argentina to Scotland—have reported sightings of dark, mysterious creatures in area lakes that surface briefly, only to quickly disappear. While the most famous lake monsters, those living in Loch Ness and Lake Champlain, have gained international notoriety, hundreds of lakes around the world are said to shelter these shadowy creatures. Lake Monster Mysteries is the first book to collectively approach these widespread mysteries from a scientific perspective. By using exhaustive research and results from firsthand investigations to help separate truth from myth, the authors foster our understanding of what really lurks in the cold, murky depths. Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are considered to be among the top lake monster authorities...


Secrets and Mysteries of the World
Sylvia Browne
1401900852
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Everything from Atlantis to Bigfoot to the Bermuda Triangle is dusted off in this rambling rehash of pop mythology. Browne (Adventures of a Psychic) serves up perfunctory accounts of folktales, New Age origin myths and tabloid sensations, embellishing them with her desultory psychic vibes ("historians say that Stonehenge dates to about 3000 B.C., but I felt when I was there that it was more like 5000 B.C.") and the nattering asides—"Francine said there are forty-four universes"—of her "spirit guide." Influenced by Francine and theorist Erich Van Daniken, who believes astronauts existed in ancient times, Browne ascribes most unexplained phenomena to extraterrestrials from the Andromeda galaxy, who are responsible for the Pyramids (built with "anti-gravity rods"), crop circles (formed by aliens to "get...


Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century
Janet Bord
0809241137
Apr 1990
Paperback
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Book Description

An intriguing collection of unexplained events and mysterious happenings occurring throughout the modern world.



The Bad Place
Dean Koontz
0425195481
July 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his imaginative new novel, Koontz soars beyond the limits of Midnight and his other bestsellers. The principal characters, married detectives Julie and Bobby Dakota, agree to help frightened amnesiac Frank Pollard figure out what he does when he's asleep. (Not only can Frank not remember his past, but he wakes up mornings to find mysterious bags of large-denomination bills by his bed.) In due course, Frank and the Dakotas join forces against murderer Candy Pollard and his weird sisters, who want to kill Frank--evidently the sole human in the monstrous family. Candy extends psychic feelers toward potential victims, emanations that are sensed by Julie's younger brother Thomas. A Down's syndrome child, Thomas is telepathically gifted and able to warn Bobby of the demons who threaten Julie. Horror follows horror...


Beyond Coincidence : Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Them
Martin Plimmer, Brian King
0312340362
December 27, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Although this book is filled with amusing (and not so amusing) anecdotes, there's remarkably little holding it together. The authors begin by attempting to provide some context for thinking about coincidences, but the arguments are both breathlessly superficial and disjointed, ranging from omens and oracles to the role of coincidence in literature, with a cursory discussion with British mathematician and skeptic Ian Stewart on why most coincidences aren't that surprising from a statistical perspective. The authors, London-based journalists, waver between fully discounting the stories they tell and finding them utterly mysterious. The authors write, "It is not possible to guarantee the absolute authenticity of every story in this book. Coincidence stories are often exaggerated, distorted and—God help...


The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar : Solving the Oak Island Mystery
Steven Sora
0892817100
February 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
When the Order of Knights Templar was destroyed in 1307, the secret society supposedly had vast wealth that was rumored to include the genealogies of David and Jesus and other religious artifacts as well as your run-of-the-mill gold and jewels. Over 200 years ago, the site of an elaborate vault was discovered by three teenagers on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, which was determined to have been built sometime between the 14th and 16th centuries. Author Steven Sora has been investigating both the Order and the vault for over 17 years, and The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar details his fascinating theory of where the Templar's hoard went and what is buried under Oak Island. If you enjoy real-life mystery, the intrigues of secret societies, or thoughtfully researched revisionist history, this one's for you. --P. Randall Cohan ...


A Darkness More than Night (Terry McCaleb Series #2)
Michael Connelly
0446667900
March 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When a sheriff's detective shows up on former FBI man Terry McCaleb's Catalina Island doorstep and requests his help in analyzing photographs of a crime scene, McCaleb at first demurs. He's newly married (to Graciela, who herself dragged him from retirement into a case in Blood Work), has a new baby daughter, and is finally strong again after a heart transplant. But once a bloodhound, always a bloodhound. One look at the video of Edward Gunn's trussed and strangled body puts McCaleb back on the investigative trail, hooked by two details: the small statue of an owl that watches over the murder scene and the Latin words "Cave Cave Dus Videt," meaning "Beware, beware, God sees," on the tape binding the victim's mouth.

Gunn was a small-time criminal who had been questioned repeatedly by LAPD Detective Harry Bosch in the...



The Moor (A Mary Russell Mystery)
Laurie R. King
0553579525
February 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Longtime fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, might think that their favorite sleuth met his fate at the hands of Dr. Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Anyone who believes that, however, obviously hasn't read Laurie R. King's delightful series featuring Holmes and his wife(!), Mary Russell. In The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Holmes succumbs to the Oxford scholar's charms; now, in The Moor, fourth in the series, Holmes and Russell are summoned to Devonshire to solve a tin miner's mysterious death. Lonely Dartmoor provides plenty of opportunities for King to both relate the haunting legends of that part of the world and offer some amusing revisions to one of Holmes's most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Though Holmes purists might resent the liberties taken with their hero,...


The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved
Lawrence David Kusche
0879759712
April 1995
Paperback
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Death Takes Passage (An Alaska Mystery)
Sue Henry
0380788632
August 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA. Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen and his friend Jessie are onboard the ship Spirit of '98 as it reenacts a historic moment from the Klondike Gold Rush. However, the fact that it is not truly a vacation becomes obvious as the officer must deal with a series of severe crimes: robberies, a disappearance, murder, major theft, and a bomb. The challenges intensify before any of the mysteries are fully solved. Historical and geographical details are skillfully woven into the plot. The map and diagram help to identify the location of each scene. The cover art of a large glacier looming over the ship is symbolic of the intensity of the climax.?Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VACopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
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The Field Guide to Bigfoot And Other Mystery Primates
Loren Coleman, Patrick Huyghe
1933665122
March 30, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates is a comprehensive study of the astonishing variety of puzzling primates that are being reported by eyewitnesses around the world – but that science has failed to recognize. This fully illustrated volume not only contains the references, range maps, and typical footprints that appeared in the first edition, but it also contains a new, complete index and new preface that updates the discoveries made since this book was first published.
"The thousands of worldwide sightings of unclassified bipedal primates, including the Yeti, may be confusing because these sightings entail more than one species. This field guide attempts to sort out the different creatures, coming up with a classification of eight possible mystery primates. But this book...


Bigfoot Exposed : An Anthropologist Examines America's Enduring Legend (An Anthropologist Examines America's Enduring Legend)
David J. Daegling
0759105383
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Daegling's level-headed dissection of the (surprisingly) enduring legend of Bigfoot is more thoughtful and bemused than derisively dismissive. But there's no question that the biological anthropologist—a specialist in primate anatomy and biomechanics, useful disciplines for a study of primate bones no one can find and for analyzing a creature's distinctive gait—both starts and ends his examination of evidence for the big beast's existence as a confirmed skeptic. He's a scientist, and scientists depend on verifiable data; his thorough examination—more a reasoned debunking—of the existing data brings refreshing clarity to a muddled mystery. By book's end, Daegling has convincingly refuted the few seconds of film allegedly capturing Bigfoot on the loose, effectively questioned the eyewitness...


Cold Fire
Dean Koontz
0425199584
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please Koontz's fans. For all popular collections. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selection;...


Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Brent Monahan
0312262922
June 2000
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
Ever-intelligent horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) retells a true story--true as far as the participants knew--about a poltergeist. The book purports to be a recently discovered manuscript written by Richard Powell, an eyewitness of the Bell Witch haunting in Robertson County, Tennessee, 181721. Monahan says that his first skeptical reading of the manuscript led him to six books confirming the authenticity of the events. Indeed, Richard Powell, the long-dead narrator, is himself a skeptic who seems to know all the devices of poltergeists, and in particular how poltergeist activity within a home reflects a family's psychic torment. Poltergeists (racket-makers) do not attack from without but rather are a spiritual pustule erupting from within a deeply troubled household. The poltergeist...


Mysteries of the Unexplained
Carroll C. Calkins
0895771462


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