Simple text describes the birth of Jesus on the first Christmas and recounts who came to see him.
For centuries, settled peoples have contemplated nomads with fascination and envy, or with disdain and fear. Both Americans and the British have had an obsession with nomadic peoples, stemming from their own wanderlust and admiration for the unfettered life. In Search of Nomads centers on four regions that are rich in nomadic culture—the Arabian peninsula with its Bedouin, the Sahara with its Moors and Tuareg, the mountain ranges of southern Iran with its migratory pastoral tribes, and the steppes of Central Asia with its Mongol horsemen and Tartar descendants. Author John Ure has traveled with all of these peoples and provides a brief account of the special characteristics and history of each group. However, one of the most appealing aspects of the book is the insight it provides into the often-eccentric British and American observers who chose to seek out and travel with nomads. Some were exiles from nineteenth-century high society, some were footloose adventurers like T. E. Lawrence; some were distinguished literary figures like Vita Sackville-West, while others were notable scholars like Gertrude Bell. In short, the visitors were often odder than the exotic peoples they visited, and John Ure brings both to life with skill and humor.
Ministerin salattu elämä paljastuu Samuel Helander on monessa menestynyt mies. Rohkeasti ja siekailematta hän on aina ottanut oman paikkansa. Näkyvän bisnesuran jälkeen hän ponkaisi eduskuntaan, ja nyt hän on julkisuudessa viihtyvä EU-ministeri.Täysin odottamatta Helander löydetään hukkuneena Utön edustalta. Sarjakuvapiirtäjä Ari Aalto ei ole uskoa uutista. Lapsuudenkaveri Samuel on vastikään käynyt hänen luonaan muistelemassa menneitä ja juhlimassa. Aalto on varma, että kuolemaan liittyy rikos.
Tuttu toimittaja Eero Räsänen tarttuu Aallon epäilyksiin ja tempaa hänet mukaansa setvimään tapausta. He huomaavat, että Samuel Helander on huiputtanut kaikkia: mikään hänen elämässään ei ole ollut sitä miltä on näyttänyt.
Myös poliisit kiinnostuvat Aallon löytämistä tiedoista, mutta hän ei ole varma, kenelle hän voi kertoa ja minkä verran.
Ennen pitkää hän saa peräänsä sekä etsivät että rikolliset. Pudotus on uudentyyppinen, vauhdikas jännäri, joka yhdistää toimintaelokuvien hengästyttävät käänteet ja kotoisat sympaattiset henkilöhahmot.
"The Music of Erich Zann" is a short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. Written in December 1921, it was first published in National Amateur, March 1922. A university student is forced, by his lack of funds, to take the only lodging he can afford. In a strange part of the city he had never seen before, on a street named "Rue d'Auseil", he finds an apartment in an almost empty building. One of the few other tenants is an old German man named Erich Zann.
The old man is mute and plays the viol with a local orchestra. He lives on the top floor and when alone at night, plays strange melodies never heard before.
When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her science-minded colleagues recruit twenty-six-year-old budding sleuth Emily Castles to attend the event as a “future crimes investigator.” The suspected victim: celebrated magician Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference—and is offering fifty thousand pounds to any attendee who can prove that the paranormal exists. In the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters: dramatic fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another.
But once a body count begins, Emily must excuse herself from the séances and positivity circles, and use old-fashioned detective work to find the killer. Helen Smith is a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, the Crime Writers Association and English PEN. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both--from cleaning motels to working as a magician's assistant--before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel. Her work has been reviewed in The Times, the Guardian, The Independent, Time Out and the Times Literary Supplement.
Her books have reached number one in the bestseller lists in the Kindle store on both sides of the Atlantic.
Một chiếc hài thêu hoa đến từ vùng quê Thiểm Tây, đã dẫn các Mô Kim hiệu úy vào một ngôi mộ cổ bỏ hoang từ thời Đường. Không ngờ, trong mộ lại còn có mộ. U hồn của ngôi mộ cổ Tây Chu đã chặn hết mọi lối ra. Và không ai biết, Thang Huyền hồn là con đường sẽ dẫn xuống họ xuống địa ngục hay là đi vào bóng đêm vô tận? Ra khỏi mộ cổ Tây Chu, trên lưng những kẻ sống sót sau chuyến đi thành cổ Tinh Tuyệt bỗng dưng xuất hiện một dấu ấn hình con mắt. Đó phải chăng là một lời nguyền từ mấy ngàn năm trước? Bởi Giáo sư Tôn, người duy nhất giải được bí mật, vừa nhìn thấy dấu hiệu ấy đã vô cùng kinh hãi, chỉ thốt lên: “Thiên cơ không thể tiết lộ…”