The Case of the Barking Clock

The Case of the Barking Clock PDF Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479425605
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 223

Book Description
"My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may been the greatest bad writer America has ever produced. Or perhaps the worst great writer. I do not know. There are few faults you can accuse him of that he is not guilty of. But I love him." -- Neil Gaiman It wasn’t fair! Just because Joe "Zicky" Czeszczicki had the misfortune to hire as his lawyer, 'Golden-Tongue' Winfrock, who died right before the trial, Joe was slated to die in 48 hours! There's no way a man accused of murdering a State's Attorney could beat those kinds of odds. But Joe didn't know about Crystal Armswayne of London and how she would figure into his life -- and he knew even less about Tuddleton T. Trotter, ingenious author of Mathematics versus Crime. All of these threads -- and more -- come together in a masterwork of webworkian logic! [Note: This is the longer, British version of the book.]

The Case of the Barking Clock

The Case of the Barking Clock PDF Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479425605
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 223

Book Description
"My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may been the greatest bad writer America has ever produced. Or perhaps the worst great writer. I do not know. There are few faults you can accuse him of that he is not guilty of. But I love him." -- Neil Gaiman It wasn’t fair! Just because Joe "Zicky" Czeszczicki had the misfortune to hire as his lawyer, 'Golden-Tongue' Winfrock, who died right before the trial, Joe was slated to die in 48 hours! There's no way a man accused of murdering a State's Attorney could beat those kinds of odds. But Joe didn't know about Crystal Armswayne of London and how she would figure into his life -- and he knew even less about Tuddleton T. Trotter, ingenious author of Mathematics versus Crime. All of these threads -- and more -- come together in a masterwork of webworkian logic! [Note: This is the longer, British version of the book.]

The Mammoth Book of Losers

The Mammoth Book of Losers PDF Author: Karl Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338317
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 512

Book Description
This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history’s most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers who believed in the power of words, but could never quite find the rights ones; artists and performers who indulged their creative impulse with a passion, if not a sense of the ridiculous, an eye for perspective or the ability to hold down a tune; scientists and businessmen who never quite managed to quit while they were ahead; and sportsmen who seemed to manage always to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Like Walter Oudney, one of three men chosen to find the source of the River Niger in Africa, who could not ride a horse, nor speak any foreign languages and who had never travelled more than 30 miles beyond his native Edinburgh; or the explorer-priest Michel Alexandre de Baize, who set off to explore the African continent from east to west equipped with 24 umbrellas, some fireworks, two suits of armor, and a portable organ; or the Scottish army which decided to invade England in 1349 – during the Black Death. Entries include: briefest career in dentistry; least successful bonding exercise; most futile attempt to find a lost tribe; most pointless lines of research by someone who should have known better; least successful celebrity endorsement; least convincing excuse for a war; worst poetic tribute to a root vegetable; least successful display of impartiality by a juror; Devon Loch – sporting metaphor for blowing un unblowable lead; least dignified exit from office by a French president; and least successful expedition by camel.

The Stopped Clock

The Stopped Clock PDF Author: Joel Townsley Rogers
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605433993
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 214

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Gun in Cheek

Gun in Cheek PDF Author: Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486814793
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
"This is fabulously funny stuff." — John D. MacDonald. Good-natured and witty, this expert compilation samples the best of the worst in 20th-century mystery writing. Introduction by Ed McBain.

The Chicago of Fiction

The Chicago of Fiction PDF Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672589
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 672

Book Description
This book provides detailed synopses for more than 1,200 works of fiction significantly set in Chicago and published between 1852 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors.

The Case of the Transparent Nude

The Case of the Transparent Nude PDF Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605433519
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 150

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The Case of the Crazy Corpse

The Case of the Crazy Corpse PDF Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605433500
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 158

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The Case of the Withered Hand

The Case of the Withered Hand PDF Author: John G. Brandon
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605430978
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 150

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The Case of the Little Green Men

The Case of the Little Green Men PDF Author: Mack Reynolds
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605431559
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 174

Book Description
The Case of the Little Green Men is the first book published by Mack Reynolds. Since its 1951 debut it has become highly prized as a collectible. It reveals what goes on behind the scenes at a 50's science fiction convention when murder beams down.

The Case of the Two-Headed Idiot

The Case of the Two-Headed Idiot PDF Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605432156
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 258

Book Description