A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Louise Penny
Pages: 339
ISBN: 0312655452
Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Minotaur Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Investigating a murder at a solo artist's Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts. By the Agatha Award-winning author of Bury Your Dead. 100,000 first printing.

A Trick of Light

A Trick of Light
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Author: Stan Lee,Kat Rosenfield
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780358117643
Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Stan Lee, the pop culture legend behind Marvel’s The Avengers™, Black Panther™, X-Men™, Spider-Man™, The Fantastic Four™, and Iron Man™, comes a major literary event featuring two heroic teenagers—one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly transformed. Together they can change the world . . . or put it in the destructive hands of a danger beyond imagination. Set in Stan Lee’s Alliances Universe, co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert, and along with Edgar Award–nominated co-writer Kat Rosenfield, Stan Lee delivers a novel packed with the pulse-pounding, breakneck adventure and the sheer exuberant invention that have defined his career as the creative mastermind behind Marvel’s spectacular universe. “Leave it to Stan Lee to save his very best for last. A Trick of Light is as heartfelt and emotional as it is original and exciting. What a movie this one will make.”—James Patterson “For lovers of Stan Lee this is nothing short of a publishing event! (And, honestly, who the hell doesn’t love Stan Lee?) Beguiling, cinematic, operatic, A Trick of Light is a bracing espresso first thing in the morning and the thrum of a familiar love deep at night.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Lake Success

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Louise Penny
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781429972895
Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Minotaur Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller books for 2011 "Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human psychology too firm...." --Booklist (starred review) "Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Ali Carter
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781786077691
Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pet portraitist Susie Mahl has to use all her artistic know-how to get to the bottom of a fiendish Scottish mystery Struggling with long-buried family secrets and her own recent heartbreak, artist and pet portraitist Susie Mahl hopes her brief sojourn as an art tutor at a Scottish country house will prove a distraction. But Susie soon realises she has bigger problems than teaching her eclectic mix of students to draw a Highland cow. Beneath the beautiful landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the grandeur of the Auchen Laggan Tosh estate lie hidden secrets. Can Susie work out what exactly is going on before it’s too late? And can anyone be trusted?

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Sebastian Faulks
Pages: 203
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039785949
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown

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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light
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Author: Rob Thurman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101136225
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

View our feature on Rob Thurman’s Trick of the Light.When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot. Both sides—angel and demon—would give anything for it. But first she has to find it. And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throwdown, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies, and what she’s ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life…

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series Books 7 9

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series  Books 7 9
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Author: Louise Penny
Pages: 1152
ISBN: 9781466888456
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Minotaur Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundles. A Trick of the Light When Three Pines artist Clara Morrow's former friend is found dead in her garden, Chief Inspector Gamache finds the art world is one of shading and nuance, shadow and light. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. The Beautiful Mystery No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, where the monks have become world-famous for their glorious chants. But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Gamache. Before he can find the killer, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between. How the Light Gets In As Christmas approaches, Chief Inspector Gamache travels to Three Pines as a favor to the bookshop owner, whose friend has gone missing—a friend who was once one of the most famous people in the world. With mounting crises in his own homicide department, Gamache finds himself not only investigating a murder, but also seeking refuge for himself and his still-loyal colleagues—if such a refuge exists.

Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light
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Author: Laura Elvery
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780702261251
Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An art teacher sends four of her students on a guerrilla mission. A young runner struggles to make sense of his best friend's death. A health-food company adopts a farcical promotional strategy. A factory worker spends her days applying radioactive paint to watches, while dreaming of a future with her new suitor. With a keen eye for detail and rich emotional insight, Laura Elvery reveals the fears and fantasies of everyday people searching for meaning. Ranging from tender poignancy to wry humor, this beguiling collection marks the debut of one of a rising star.

A Trick of Light

A Trick of Light
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Author: Stan Lee,Kat Rosenfield,Ryan Silbert,Luke Lieberman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780358117605
Release: 2019
Editor: Houghton Mifflin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set in Lee's Alliances Universe, co-created by Lee, Lieberman, and Silbert, and along with Edgar Award-nominated co-writer Rosenfield, this novel is packed with the pulse-pounding, breakneck adventure, and the sheer exuberant invention that have defined his career as the creative mastermind behind Marvel's spectacular universe.

Trick of Light

Trick of Light
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Author: David Hunt
Pages: 405
ISBN: 0425170357
Release: 1999
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kay Farrow, a colorblind photographer, roams San Francisco in search of clues to the death of her mentor, a photojournalist who mysteriously wandered into a netherworld of decadence. By the author of The Magician's Tale. Reprint.

A Trick of Light

A Trick of Light
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Author: Michele Rivera
Pages: 305
ISBN: 1688441697
Release: 2019-08-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Madison is a talented, but struggling artist trying to rebuild her life despite being haunted by a series of terrible choices she made some time ago...choices that have her convinced that she is unworthy of love.Spencer is a prisoner in her own body with a new lease on life and she is determined to make the most of it even though she is convinced that no one will be able to see beyond her limitations.When Spencer and Madison meet, their connection is as instant as it is curious. They both feel as though they know one another from somewhere else. Perhaps they do. Madison has a dark secret. Spencer carries a burden. Unknowingly, their demons tie them together. Once they learn the truth about one another, will they be able to convince each other of the very things they are not able to convince themselves of? Or will their truths be enough to stop a romance before it even starts?

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Tina Wainscott
Pages: 411
ISBN: 9781945143786
Release: 2020-02-26
Editor: Written Musings

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Chloe Samms dies in a car crash, instead of seeing departed loved ones in the light, she crosses paths with a woman who begs Chloe to find her son. Chloe has always believed in psychic powers, but she never dreamed she might have abilities of her own. She awakens determined to find the little boy from her vision and meets his father, Dylan, a darkly handsome, pragmatic man who’s reeling from his son's disappearance. The picture grows more complicated when Dylan refuses to believe Chloe’s crazy story, while she remains convinced that she is the only one who can find the boy before it’s too late. With their hearts on the line, and the little boy’s life at stake, can Chloe convince a hard-hearted man to believe in miracles? Editorial Reviews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Tina Wainscott is back and in a big way." – RT Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " Wainscott delivers unusual and satisfying romance with a supernatural twist." – Publishers Weekly

A Trick of Light

A Trick of Light
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Author: Karen Blomain
Pages: 261
ISBN: 1612181287
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Amazonencore

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Hattie Darling's husband, Ben, dies on his first night home after a business trip, she is devastated. But when she finds evidence of her husband's secret life, Hattie is unable to mourn Ben, but decides to find and confront the revelation. The confrontation leads to a surprise, revealing the heart of the novel to be the ever-intertwining coils of life, mystery, and love.

Trick Mirror

Trick Mirror
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Author: Jia Tolentino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525510567
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "From The New Yorker's beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television."--Esquire "A whip-smart, challenging book."--Zadie Smith * "Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time."--Vulture FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HARVARD CRIMSON AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * Chicago Tribune * The Washington Post * NPR * Variety * Esquire * Vox * Elle * Glamour * GQ * Good Housekeeping * The Paris Review * Paste * Town & Country * BookPage * Kirkus Reviews * BookRiot * Shelf Awareness Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino's sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet. FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY

Trick of the Dark

Trick of the Dark
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Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781443409186
Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When clinical psychiatrist Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of press cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred on the grounds of her old Oxford college—a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As Charlie delves back into the closeted, mysterious world that is academic life at Oxford, every step she takes toward the truth is a step closer to danger.

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780711242296
Release: 2019-08
Editor: Optical Illusions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This title in the series looks at how light, color, and shade can mess with your mind! Learn how contrast, assimilation, and after-image can make things change color in front of your eyes, and recreate these amazing illusions for yourself with fun experiments.

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light
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Author: Louise Penny
Pages: 456
ISBN: 0751544132
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times Bestseller 'Stellar . . . With her smart plot and fascinating, nuanced characters, Penny proves again that she is one of our finest writers' (People Magazine) In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers - her eyes wide, her neck broken. Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim's past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community - a secret that will implicate someone they've trusted for years. And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.

A Marvelous Life

A Marvelous Life
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Author: Danny Fingeroth
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250133915
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive biography of the beloved—often controversial—co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee presents the origin of “Stan the Man,” who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. "[Fingeroth's] intimate yet balanced account, highlights Lee’s humanity, humor and even humility. But it doesn’t ignore how his canny self-promotion at times shortchanged his collaborators and constrained his own choices." —Wall Street Journal Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks, especially, to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, Lee was—and even after his 2018 death, still is—the voice and face of comics and popular culture in general, and Marvel Comics in particular. How he got to that place is a story that has never been fully told—until now. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle—Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X–Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk! But Lee’s career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others’ work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth’s A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is the first comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who, with his invention of Marvel Comics, changed the world’s ideas of what a hero is and how a story should be told. With exclusive interviews with Lee himself, as well as with colleagues, relatives, friends—and detractors—Fingeroth makes a doubly remarkable case for Lee’s achievements, while not ignoring the controversies that dogged him his entire life—and even past his death. With unique access to Lee’s personal archives at the University of Wyoming, Fingeroth explores never-before-examined aspects of Lee’s life and career, and digs under the surface of what people thought they knew about him. Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and worked with Stan Lee for over four decades. With his unique insights as a comics world insider, Fingeroth is able to put Lee’s life and work in a unique context that makes events and actions come to life as no other writer could. Despite F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous warning that “There are no second acts in American lives,” Stan Lee created a second act for himself that changed everything for him, his family, his industry, and ultimately for all of popular culture. How he did it—and what it cost him—is a larger-than-life tale of a man who helped create the modern superhero mythology that has become a part of all our lives.

A Trick of the Mind

A Trick of the Mind
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Author: Penny Hancock
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781471115097
Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Brilliantly written and totally gripping. I loved it' S J Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep on Tideline Have you committed a crime ... or are you the victim of one? Driving down to the cottage in Southwold she's newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of something new. The life she's always dreamed of living as a successful artist seems as though it is about to begin. So excited is she that she barely notices when the car bumps against something on the road. That evening Ellie hears a news flash on the radio. A man was seriously injured in a hit and run on the very road she was driving down that evening. Then Ellie remembers the thump she heard. Could she have been responsible for putting a man in hospital? Unable to hold the doubts at bay, she decides to visit the victim to lay her mind to rest, little knowing that the consequences of this decision will change her life forever. From the acclaimed author of Tideline, The Darkening Hourand the forthcoming AStranger in my House.

Raven

Raven
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Author: Gerald McDermott
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0547351194
Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can!