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Mammoth Book Of Sherlock Holmes Abroad

Simon Clark
Authors:
Simon Clark

In this wonderful anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of singularly talented writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan Doyle's work, present a new and thrilling dimension to Holmes's career.Full list of contributors:Simon Clark; Andrew Darlington; Paul Finch; Nev Fountain; Carole Johnstone; Paul Kane; Alison Littlewood; Johnny Mains; William Meikle ;David Moody; Mark Morris; Cavan Scott; Denis O. Smith; Sam Stone and Stephen Volk.

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Mammoth Books presents Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

Jon E. Lewis
Authors:
Jon E. Lewis

Alexander LitvinenkoA Russian living in London, Litvinenko was poisoned by Polonium-210, traced by alpha detectors to a British Airways flight from Moscow to Heathrow. A Champions League match between Arsenal and CKSA Moscow had brought thousands of Russian fans to London. Was one of them responsible for Litvinenko's death?American MIA in VietnamIs it possible that prisoners of war still remain left behind in Vietnam?Diana, Princess of WalesMohamed Al-Fayed, Harrod's owner and the man who might have become Diana's father-in-law, points the finger at Prince Phillip, the Queen's husband, an accusation which sparked a multi-million pound investigation.Dr David KellyThe UK scientist and weapons expert found dead just days after being identified as the source who cast doubt on the claim that Saddam Hussein could have fired a weapon of mass destruction at 45 minutes notice. Was it suicide, or murder?Elvis PresleyElvis is supposedly alive and well, and has been spotted countless times since his death in 1977. But Elvis fans inadvertently add to the hysteria by dressing like him - has anyone actually seen the real Elvis Presley?Gemstone FileThis 1,000 page document claims that a great deal of suppressed information has played a role in shaping world events since the 1950's. Do the mafia and other corrupt politicians have anything to do with the Kennedy assassinations and other major historical events?HIV and AidsWas Human Immunodeficiency Virus deliberately engineered as part of a racist plot to reduce the world's population?John F. KennedyWho was with Lee Harvey Oswald when he supposedly killed the US President?Jimmy HoffaThe ex-president of the US Teamsters Union ate a meal at Machus Red Fox restaurant in Detroit, paid for his meal and walked straight out straight into an American mythology. What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?John LennonIt seems clear that John Lennon's assassinator, Mark David Chapman, was simply a deranged fan, or is there some truth to the theory that he was actually a Manchurian Candidate, brainwashed and pre-programmed to kill on command?Malcolm XHayer, Butler and Johnson were convicted of first-degree murder, but with all the evidence gathered, is it possible that the FBI set up Malcolm X for assassination by black radicals?Marilyn MonroeHer death may well have been assumed to have been a suicide if not for her long string of high-profile boyfriends. But if one of them killed her, which one was it?Martin Luther KingTo this day millions believe James Earl Ray did not have the capability to execute King alone, but is it true that Ray was merely a patsy?Robert F KennedyPalestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan, the man arrested for the assassination of Robert Kennedy, cannot have committed the crime alone. His gun held a mere eight bullets, yet Kennedy was shot eleven times.Robert MaxwellThe corpse of British publishing tycoon was found floating close to his yacht off the Canary Islands on 5 November 1991. Many people believe Maxwell's death is dubious, why then, was his family so happy to accept his accidental death?Rudolf HessIn 1941 Hitler's Deputy Fuhrer flew a stolen Me110 German fighter plane to Britain on what Hitler affirmed was a mad private 'peace mission', did Hitler approve of Hess's star-crossed plan? Or perhaps he was lured to Britain?Tupac ShakurDid fellow rap superstar Notorious BIG contract the hit on rival Tupac Shakur, or is he alive and well living in Witness Protection?Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart was supposedly killed by his rival composer Antonio Salieri, but not necessarily by cold-blooded physical murder. Some believed Salieri ordered Mozart to work himself to death by anonymously commissioning a requiem mass against an impossible deadline.

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Mammoth Books presents The Adventure of the Parisian Gentleman

Lois H. Gresh
Authors:
Lois H. Gresh

The 'French Sherlock Holmes', Inspector Girac, visits England in a desperate attempt to find someone trustworthy who can help him prevent a group of Jewish anarchists and their associate Jaques Huret, the Boulevard Assassin, from murdering the new President of the Republic in retaliation for Dreyfus's imprisonment. Girac harbours suspicions about his fellow comrades in the Surete but needs help in outguessing this dedicated assassin, which requires a genius. He calls upon Sherlock Holmes.

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Mammoth Books presents The Adventure of the Suspect Servant

Barbara Roden
Authors:
Barbara Roden

Mrs Cecil Forrester is utterly dismayed by her and her husband's missing valuables. She sees no reason why her loyal maid Sarah would steal these belongings, yet is assured by both her husband and the police that Sarah is the culprit. Questioning the reliability of these assumptions, and given her husband is working so hard at the moment, Mrs Forrester takes it upon herself to visit Mr Holmes and persuade him to investigate further.

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Mammoth Books presents The Adventure of the Touch of God

Peter Crowther
Authors:
Peter Crowther

Gerald John Makinson, Inspector of the North Yorkshire police admits defeat and calls Holmes to Harrogate immediately. Holmes is asked to investigate a series of only loosely connected to one another. The four victims live and work in the local area, and each has been brutally murdered. Three of the bodies are found with their hearts missing, and the limbs of the fourth victim have been severed.

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Mammoth Books presents The Case of the Last Battle

L. B. Greenwood
Authors:
L. B. Greenwood

While Watson has been busy ministering the sick during the war, Holmes has been immersed in a top-secret case. Watson is instructed to take care of the seriously ill Chancellor, Prince Max, who has the potential to overrule General Ludendorff and bring about peace. Yet with Prince Max's condition worsening and so little time, Watson and Holmes must work on decoding the President of the United States letter which contains information and instructions that are essential to restore peace.

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The Mammoth Book of Angels & Demons

Paula Guran
Authors:
Paula Guran

Despite our tendency to think of the demonic as evil and the angelic as good, our own legends don't always bear this out. Angels can be the incarnation of light and salvation, but they can also fall - Satan himself is a fallen angel. Demons can be truly demonic, but these unearthly creatures can also, on occasion, lend humankind a hand. Temptation can lead to revelation, supernatural messengers who bring true justice may not be welcomed, and beings seeking redemption can be blind to mortal needs. Stories from world-renowned authors of science fiction and fantasy - including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin and Joyce Carol Oates - and rising stars portray angels in all their glory, demons at their most dreadful, and a surprising variety of modern interpretations of ancient myth.

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The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

42 fantastic stories from Britain's best crime writers.A superb collection of the year's most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK. Jakubowski has succeeded, as ever, in showcasing the impressive breadth of crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of first-class entertainment.Last year saw a sixth Crime Writers Association Dagger award for the series - shared between Margaret Murphy and Cath Staincliffe - and an Edgar award for Peter Turnbull. All three award-winning stories are included in this volume.Lee Child makes his debut and there is a first story from Neil Gaiman, too, in Sherlockian rather than fantastical mode. Return offenders include Ann Cleeves, Phil Lovesey and Ruth Rendell, among many other familiar names. There are a number of newcomers to the series, too, including Nina Allan, Joel Lane and Lisa Tuttle.

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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Erotica Vol 13

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

A collection of over 40 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, this thirteenth volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents. The previous volume included stories by Peggy Munson; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and I. J. Miller. Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience - vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour - in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica: Volume 4

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

This is a fabulous collection of new writing from all over the world during 2003-4, selected by bestselling editor Maxim Jakubowski. These tales explore the extraordinary variety of the erotic experience, as men and women play out the eternal rhythms of desire. Here is explicit sexual drama in all its forms from some of the best writers in the field.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica: Volume 5

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

In the realm of the senses, everything can be explored. A fabulous collection of new writing from all over the world during 2004-05, selected by bestselling editor Maxim Jakubowski. These tales explore the extraordinary variety of the erotic experience, as men and women play out the eternal rhythms of desire. Here is explicit sexual drama in all its forms from some of the best writers in the field.

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The Mammoth Book of Drug Barons

Paul Copperwaite
Authors:
Paul Copperwaite

The rise - and fall - of the outlaw lords of the drug world, from the Cali Cartel, the richest, most powerful crime syndicate in history, to Britain's biggest drug baron, Curtis 'Cocky' Warren and the 'Essex Triple Murders'. From freewheeling cannabis operations to the lethal 'heaviness' of organized crime, the doings of the dealers, bouncers, bagmen and 'taxmen' - those crazy enough to extort money from drug dealers - of a ruthlessly violent underworld. Here you will find an account of the pursuit and capture of 'Mr Nice', Howard Marks (along with the complementary recollections of Mrs Marks), the story of the hunt for Pablo Escobar and an in-depth piece on cocaine production deep in the Colombian interior. This is the no-holds-barred, inside story of drug trafficking, from the Golden Triangle to the Golden Gate and from Spain's Costa del Crime to the future of conflict and prohibition with its fresh cast of Afghan warlords and central European gangsters. It examines how and why things go wrong, and the price which is paid when they do.

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The Mammoth Book of Erotica presents The Best of Donna George Storey

Donna George Storey
Authors:
Donna George Storey

BlindedA simple blindfold brings spice to a young couple's sex life. When they vow to make each time more exciting than the last, they are drawn into an escalating power game that threatens to destroy what they love most.Picture PerfectA wife's first attempt at intimate shaving inspires her husband to take an amateur porn video. Together they discover the darker pleasures of sexual voyeur and exhibitionist.Just WordsA hard-working international businessman learns to please his lonely girlfriend with D/s phone sex. What naughty things can you make a woman do with a thong, a mirror and a hairbrush?Spring Pictures-An American bar hostess receives a book of traditional Japanese pornography from a shy client and is drawn into the timeless sensuality of the art. With the help of the voyeuristic maid at a rustic inn, the two modern-day lovers reenact a shocking erotic scene from the past.Being BobbyWhen a coed accidentally puts on her boyfriend's underwear, she gains a new sexual confidence that allows her to enjoy tasting, penetrating and dominating her lover.To Dance at the FairA woman's obsession with the famous burlesque dancer, Sally Rand, results in a daring three-way with two male colleagues. Surprises abound when a long-held sexual fantasy finally becomes reality.

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The Mammoth Book of Erotica presents The Best of Thomas S. Roche

Thomas S. Roche
Authors:
Thomas S. Roche

MemorandumA slutty secretary is formally reprimanded for her oversexed behaviour while on the job. The resultant memorandum details her erotic escapades in great detail -- including sex with her various bosses and highly inappropriate and revealing clothing. But all may not be as it seems; what is this office slut really being reprimanded for -- being a slut or being too ambitiously managerial in her sexual exploits?Isle of the DeadIn a cyberpunk future, a transgender rock star named Lucrezia Borgia has undergone a procedure called Genetically Operative Doctoring to give her the ultimate in transgenital mojo. Obsessed with the new romantics of death, this rock goddess falls madly in love with a sensually erotic deathrock groupie named Alice whose narcolepsy causes her to "play dead" with every orgasm.Black LilyLost in the Sahara Desert, an American woman fleeing a traumatic experience finds herself willingly abducted into the harem of a wealthy merchant who leads mythic caravans supplying the flesh pits of Europe with the sought-after euphoriant black lily. But when the man's other wives object to her presence in their marital bed, the merchant has no choice but to consent to the total transformation of his newest acquisition, by feeding her the raw form of the mysterious and mystical drug.Pre-PartyAt a "pre-party" before a legendary fetish ball, a tribe of San Franciscans get dressed up in their very best latex, and leather, rubber and PVC, high heels and skintight fetishwear. They engage in heated but playful rituals of domination and submission, resulting in a highly social orgy of group sex and cheerful mayhem.Matching Skirt and KneepadsAs San Francisco's legendary leather event Folsom Street Fair draws to a close, Madame Iris has her female slave, Tess, dressed up in schoolgirl drag with matching plaid kneepads -- informing her that she'll be giving head before the day is done. She orders a very willing Tess into a semi-public Dominant/submissive oral sex encounter with two hot queer bears.AuparishkataIn an ancient kingdom, the son of the sexually debauched king resolves to avoid the erotic temptation and overindulgence that marred his father's reign, and may even have killed his mother. Remaining celibate, he remains unfulfilled and unhappy -- until a lonely Punjabi courtesan masquerades as a eunuch in order to become his bodyservant. Already schooled in sexual indulgence, she teaches the king about "Auparishtaka," the "mouth congress" spoken of in sacred books like the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana. The Punjabi woman's oral sex skills delight the king, and he finds love with her without falling prey to the temptations that ruined his father.

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The Mammoth Book of Filthy Limericks

Glyn Rees
Authors:
Glyn Rees

The ultimate collection of X-rated and decidedly politically incorrect limericks! This bumper new volume contains over 2,000 dirty verses, from the moderately blue to the absolutely filthy - all illustrated throughout by Gray Jolliffe, creator of the bestselling Wicked Willie cartoon character.Here are verses so rude that even a blonde would blush, on subjects ranging from the bedroom to the bathroom and beyond. You'll find plenty of up-to-date limericks relevant to contemporary life as well as lewd old favourites on every imaginable topic, all of them guaranteed to make you laugh. Includes many newly devised limericks.On the breast of a barmaid named GailWas written the price of the aleAnd on her behind,For the sake of the blindWas the same information in Braille.

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The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women

Marie O'Regan
Authors:
Marie O'Regan

25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers.Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards's 'The Phantom Coach', published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow.From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, what each of these stories has in common is the effect of a slight chilling of the skin, a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there. If anything, this showcase anthology proves that sometimes the female of the species can also be the most terrifying . . .

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The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries

Mike Ashley
Authors:
Mike Ashley

Mystery conundrums from crime's finest storytellersPresenting 30 impossible mysteries and bizarre crimes guaranteed to fascinate and intrigue. The delight in these stories is unravelling the puzzle and trying to work out what on earth happened.Stories include:. A man alone in an all-glass phone booth, visible on CCTV and with no one near him, is killed by an ice pick.. a man sitting alone in a room is shot by a bullet fired only once and that was over 200 years ago.. A man enters a cable-car carriage alone and is visible the entire journey but is found dead when he reaches the bottom.. A man vanishes at the top of the Indian rope trick and is found dead miles away.. a dead man continues to receive mail in response to letters apparently written by him after he'd died.The anthology includes several brand new stories never previously published, plus a range of extremely rare stories, many never reprinted since their first appearance in increasingly rare magazines.

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The Mammoth Book of The Best of Best New Erotica

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

The very best of over ten years of the Best New Erotica series and other erotica titles compiled by Maxim Jakubowski. Stories have been taken from all volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica with the exception of recent volumes 8 and 9. They have also been drawn from the Mammoth Book of International Erotica, Mammoth Book of Historical Erotica, Mammoth Book of Erotica, Mammoth Book of New Erotica and Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels. The anthology is likely to include stories by Thomas S. Roche; Poppy Z. Brite; Alison Tyler; Lucy Taylor; Matt Thorne; M. Christian; Michael Hemmingson; Mike Kimera; Tara Alton; Marilyn Jaye-Lewis; Savannah Lee; Heather Corinna; Carol Queen; Donna George Storey; Lauren Henderson; Vicki Hendricks; O'Neil De Noux; Cara Bruce; Mark Timlin; Graham Joyce; Conrad Williams; Claude Lalumière; Kristina Lloyd; and Mitzi Szereto.

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The Mammoth Book Of Weird Records

Jim Theobald
Authors:
Jim Theobald

Everyone's heard of Usain Bolt, but how many people know about Dineka Maguire? Like Bolt, the Irish woman is a world record holder but in the rather lesser known sport of bog snorkelling. She is just one of the hundreds of unsung heroes featured in this book chronicling the people who go to bizarre lengths to break world records in the weirdest categories; people who devote hours of intense training to spitting dung, eating cockroaches, sniffing feet or tossing tuna in the hope of one day being recognised as the best in the world. This astonishing compendium of the weirdest, wackiest and most disgusting world records will amuse and astound in equal measure.Entries include:Longest ear hairFastest marathon while wearing a deep-sea diving suitFastest bog snorkellerFarthest distance skateboarding by a goatMost bees on bodyMost milk crates balanced on head Fastest 5-km run while dressed as a penguin and jugglingHeaviest airplane pulled with teethFastest shopping trolleyLongest backwards motorcycle rideMost stairs climbed by bicycleFastest 30 metres on a scooter by a dogFirst water-skiing squirrel

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The Mammoth Football Quiz Book

Nick Holt
Authors:
Nick Holt

A truly mammoth football quiz book covering over twenty years of the Premier League and the entire history of the beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) game. All the major international tournaments are covered, as well as the full history of the domestic game, both recent and historical - even grandad can show off!Nick Holt has compiled a satisfyingly hefty and wonderfully challenging collection of 3,000 questions, arranged in quizzes of varying difficulty and subject matter covering the games that mattered, the personalities, the controversies, the goals and the glory. SAMPLE QUESTIONSIt wasn't until 2007 that a South American player scored a Premier League hat-trick; who scored three in a 5-3 derby win over Wigan Athletic in December that year?There have been some noticeably bad-tempered Merseyside derbies in the Premier League era; which Everton player saw red at Goodison Park in December 2005, and again in October, 2007?Which two uncapped overseas players were the captains of Manchester City and Portsmouth respectively for the 2004-05 season?Germany 1, England 5: Who let in five goals for the only time in his international career?Italia 90: Who was the unlikely scorer of the game's only goal when England beat Egypt 1-0 in a group match of bewildering tedium?Italia 90: Defeat by which country in their opening match cost Scotland a chance of progressing past the group stage for the first time?