Category : Fiction
Editor : Mulholland Books
ISBN : 9780316206914
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction -- in this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, New York Times Book Review) that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days -- as he has done before -- and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, he discovers that Quine's disappearance is no coincidence. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published, it would ruin lives -- meaning that almost everyone in his life would have motives to silence him. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, Strike must race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9781405514972
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 464
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'Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence ... A pleasure to read' TIMES ----- Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . . A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott. *** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is out now! *** ----- PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES: 'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM 'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES 'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER 'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Category : Science
Editor : Basic Books
ISBN : 9780786725656
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became -- to America's continuing chagrin -- the father of the Chinese missile program.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Mulholland Books
ISBN : 9780316413237
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 912
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The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case. When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity. Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this—and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart. Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . . A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force. *Some of the more complex layouts in the book are rendered as images in the ebook version so that you can enlarge on your preferred reading device*

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : First Avenue Editions
ISBN : 9780822595571
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 52
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An introduction to the domesticated silkworm moth, raised on farms in Japan and elsewhere for the sake of the silk thread out of which its cocoons are constructed.

Category : Artists
Editor :
ISBN : 0993567711
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 399
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Giulia Tofana never wanted to be a nun, but she is determined to atone for her past misdeeds by making her new monastery a success. When an unexpected disaster closes the convent, Giulia is forced to turn to her old friend Fabio Pasello for help. Giulia still has intense feelings for Fabio and Fabio’s passion for her has never diminished. But they are not the same people they were before. Giulia has taken her vows, and Fabio is apprenticed to Gianlorenzo Bernini the famous sculptor, and has become one of Bernini’s rakish libertines. They could not be further apart. To add to their problems, Giulia cannot escape her reputation as a poisoner, and is soon embroiled in a plot against Fabio’s patron, Pope Urban VIII. Faced with the idea of murder, will Giulia renounce her vows or embrace them?

Category : Sericulture
Editor :
ISBN : HARVARD:32044107238487
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Silk
Editor :
ISBN : CHI:087310062
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 20
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Category : Latin, Neo-Latin poetry
Editor :
ISBN : NYPL:33433075863047
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 166
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN : 9781477756218
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Readers will follow Sophie the silkworm as she spins the story of her magnificent metamorphosis. Sophie’s character is at once whimsical and relatable, sparking readers’ interest about her life cycle and role in her ecosystem. Information-rich text and accessible language introduce readers to a silkworm’s life stages, as corresponding photographs help readers visualize the process. Readers will delight in Sophie’s story of trying to prove how important her silk really is, while learning important facts about a silkworm’s habitat, anatomy, and uses. This volume supports elementary life science curricula in a fun and fascinating way.