The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act
Author: Mette Jakobsen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN 10: 1448114829
ISBN 13: 9781448114825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing Act Book Review:

This is a story about a snow-covered island you won't find on any map. It's the story of a girl, Minou. A year ago, her mother walked out into the rain and never came back. It's about a magician and a priest and a dog called No Name. It's about a father's endless hunt for the truth. It's about a dead boy who listens, and Minou's search for her mother's voice. It's a story of how even the most isolated places have their own secrets. It's a story you will never forget.

Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2)

Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2)
Author: John Feinstein
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780375849251
ISBN 13: 0375849254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2) Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein goes behind closed doors at the US Open . . . When teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson score press passes to the U.S. Open they expect drama. They expect blistering serves, smashed returns and fierce competition. What they don't expect is kidnapping. Russian tennis phenom Nadia Symanova was supposed to win it all, but she never even made it onto the court. Now the whole stadium is in an uproar trying to find her. Can Stevie and Susan Carol get to Nadia before it's too late? "Feinstein expertly combines tennis action, life in the Big Apple, media coverage, and a realistic plot to explore the fierce competition of tennis." —Chicago Sun-Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act
Author: Jen Shieff
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9780473391980
ISBN 13: 0473391988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing Act Book Review:

Respectable appearances can hide the blackest of secrets. The Vanishing Act is a spicy tale of intrigue set in 1960s New Zealand, where society¿s constraints and the laws of the day made outcasts of lesbians and prostitutes. This is Jen Shieff¿s second novel, a standalone sequel to The Gentlemen¿s Club (Mary Egan Publishing, 2015), which went straight to the Nielsen Indie Top 20 and Weekly Bestseller lists, before being shortlisted for a New Zealand Crime Fiction Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel.

The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1481424831
ISBN 13: 9781481424837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing Act Book Review:

Rock star Jesse Slade disappeared under mysterious circumstances several years ago. Now, as Nancy and her friends Bess and George watch a television retrospective on Slade’s life, they notice something strange, and Nancy vows to reopen the case and solve the mystery.

Lethal Bylaw: The Vanishing Act

Lethal Bylaw: The Vanishing Act
Author: Warren Williams
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN 10: 1483467473
ISBN 13: 9781483467474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lethal Bylaw: The Vanishing Act Book Review:

During the Independent Day Celebration in Cimarron, Duke Mason, U.S. Marshal along with his close friend Joe O'Brian, a Texas Ranger are enjoying the cowboy games when they are suddenly taken unaware by a band of outlaws with detrimental results. It is a day that changes their lives forever. The ruthless Moryson brothers and their gang of cold-blooded outlaws arrive shooting up the burg, killing the innocent and defiling some of the womenfolk, including Joe's girl, Becky. Along with a brutal half-blood, Comanche-Mexican called Raza; they leave the lawmen for dead. The two lawmen, one duty-bound by the code of law, the other crazed with rage skirting on the edge of the law hit the trail in search of the gang. Join Duke and his companions; protected by the lethal bylaw of Texas, on their adventures; filled with murder, mayhem and a laugh or two, also with a bit of sorrow as they hunt for the Moryson Gang. Along the way, they encounter other lawmen, outlaws, painted ladies and a deadeye...

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publsiher: Tinder Press
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN 10: 0755372263
ISBN 13: 9780755372263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Book Review:

From the Costa Award winning, bestselling author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed. 'Unputdownable' Ali Smith Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done. Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released. Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Giles Blunt
Publsiher: Exile Editions
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781550965834
ISBN 13: 1550965832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

When Giles Blunt s first crime novel appeared, the "Toronto Star" said it immediately raises the bar of Canadian crime fiction. The "Globe and Mail" calls him a master storyteller, and fans of Blunt s fiction are familiar with his ability to shape a tense narrative for maximum impact. With "Vanishing Act," his debut collection of verse, Blunt delivers equally potent strength and quality, opening up for the reader a new, wicked pack of cards in that deck, a cast of characters that speak to the different stages of personal journey: coming of age, heartbreak, terrible loss, the fear of death, philosophical musing, and the personal apocalypse that may one day come But more than anything, this rich sequence of poems is about how our personal identity changes over a lifetime. Blunt s devotion to structure is on full display in this collection, from cinquains to sapphics, from ballad to blank verse. This is not dry intellectualism or a stumbling over spurious epiphanies. Rather, red-blooded passion and emotional dynamics drive us through a panorama of city streets, along open highways, across bridges that connect or sometimes fail, and onward to the beaches and fields and all the spaces in between where we may lose our way or unexpectedly find ourselves."

Socialist Architecture

Socialist Architecture
Author: Armin Linke,Srdjan Jovanović Weiss
Publsiher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9783037642450
ISBN 13: 3037642459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Socialist Architecture Book Review:

Socialist Architecture: The Vanishing Act is a collaborative project between photographer Armin Linke and architect Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss.Linke and Weiss have worked together since 2009 to visit and document selected examples of ex-Yugoslav Socialist architecture in order to document the state that they are in today. The Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia vanished during the early 1990s and the former Socialist states were 'Balkanized' into a number of emerging democracies.Each of these new states inherited monuments, buildings, landscapes, and infrastructure, which were constructed specifically for the former Socialist context and needs. After Yugoslavia vanished, most of the inherited architecture was left vacant and in a state of limbo between being repurposed and reused for new content, or simply being declared 'Socialist archeology', and continuing its life as ruins.By creating documentation, this project captures the indecision of five particular emerging democracies today: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia, and the distinct effects their irresolution creates spatially and visually on former Yugoslav architecture.Published with Codax Publishers, Zurich.English and German text.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Roman Muradov
Publsiher: Fantagraphics Books
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2018-12-05
ISBN 10: 1683961501
ISBN 13: 9781683961505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

Written and drawn in thirteen tones, from comedy and confession to interpretative dance, Vanishing Actis synchronized in time and space on one melancholy evening. A paranoid man rehearses for an upcoming party. A disheveled actor expounds on the conceptual potential of sitcoms. A beloved dog accesses the internet and starts a cult. A couple argues in reverse. A bored seagull excretes the entire known universe.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Richard Greenberg
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780822212058
ISBN 13: 0822212056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

Young Anya's hair must be brushed exactly one hundred times (if it's stroked even one hundred and one, she is convinced that she may die). The task falls to her older sister, Minna, who, as she brushes, tells a dark tale of a woman who murdered her neighbor. Meanwhile the other members of the family are engaged in their own pursuits: Their brother, Spence, contemplates suicide; their mother is occupied with various hobbies (including architecture); and their grandfather deliberately feigns decrepitude. When Minna's shiftless fiance, Sky, fails to help her escape the madness which she sees growing in her family, she apparently wills her own death-and is replaced onstage by Carla, the woman who figured in her macabre bedtime story. And Carla, in turn, brushes her own daughter's hair and spins her own tales of evil deeds and gnawing guilt. Moving from a starlit dock to a languid summerhouse, the play captures a sense of consuming ennui and futility; of people whose self-absorption robs their lives of purpose; and, in the end, conveys the simple truth that while individuals may be replaceable (and often slightly ridiculous) the family unit remains-and prevails-and embodies what meaning life can offer.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Daniela V. Dimitrova
Publsiher: Litwin Books
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1936117479
ISBN 13: 9781936117475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

A decade ago, most research was done in the library rather than through Web site, and scholars, editors, graduate directors and librarians were meticulous about the integrity of footnotes. They knew that citation was the backbone of research, from agronomy to zoology in the sciences and from art history to Zen studies in the humanities. The footnote upheld standards because it allowed others to test hypotheses or replicate experiments. In sum, the footnote safeguarded scientific method and peer review upon which academe is based, from papers by first-year and transfer students to books by postdoc and professor. Since 2003, authors Michael Bugeja and Daniela Dimitrova (Iowa State University of Science and Technology) have been at the forefront of research on the erosion of online footnotes and its implication for scholarship. Their research has been showcased in The Chronicle of Higher Education and a number of academic journals, including The Serials Librarian, Portals: Libraries and the Academy, New Media and Society and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, among others. Their book documents the vanishing act in flagship communication journals and provides readers with methods to mitigate the effect.

The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act
Author: Douglas Todt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781659660234
ISBN 13: 1659660238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing Act Book Review:

For several years, twenty-seven-year-old blonde Heather Taylor was an entertainer for the Empire in Las Vegas, a company that catered adult entertainment to the rich and famous. But after breaking up with the woman she loved, she relocated to the LA area, a coming home of sorts for the San Fernando Valley native.Wealthy from her work at the Empire, she's basically retired and enjoying life helping a casting service and volunteering at an abused woman's shelter.That is until she meets Alexis Smythe. The dark-haired woman of 41 is intriguing to Heather, and vice versa. Of course, this is all part of Alexis' plan. One weekend leads to a complex terrorism scheme requiring Heather to perform what's known as . . . the vanishing act.

The D.B. Cooper Hijacking

The D.B. Cooper Hijacking
Author: Kay Melchisedech Olson
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 0756543592
ISBN 13: 9780756543594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The D.B. Cooper Hijacking Book Review:

Explores the airplane hijacker who parachuted to apparent safety with two hundred thousand dollars in 1971, explains how he eluded the police, and describes his life since the crime.

The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1051970600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Thomas Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307417633
ISBN 13: 0307417638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

"A CHALLENGING AND SATISFYING THRILLER. . .[WITH] MANY SURPRISING TWISTS. " --The New York Times Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness--not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork. Jane knows all the tricks, ancient and modern; in fact, she has invented several of them herself. So she is only mildly surprised to find an intruder waiting for her when she returns home one day. An ex-cop suspected of embezzling, John Felker wants Jane to do for him what she did for his buddy Harry Kemple: make him vanish. But as Jane opens a door out of the world for Felker, she walks into a trap that will take all her heritage and cunning to escape.... "Thomas Perry keeps pulling fresh ideas and original characters out of thin air. The strong-willed heroine he introduces in Vanishing Act rates as one of his most singular creations." --The New York Times Book Review ONE THRILLER THAT MUST BE READ . . . .Perry has created his most complex and compelling protagonist." --San Francisco Examiner From the Paperback edition.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Barbara Block
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1999-09-01
ISBN 10: 1617735582
ISBN 13: 9781617735585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

Robin Light's client was in his prime: mid-twenties and all-American. But Bryan Hayes was no happy-go-lucky guy. For four months he had been looking for his sister, Melissa, a college sophomore who waved goodbye outside her dorm and disappeared without a trace. Everyone from the university's head of security to the dean and the police have their theories about what happened to her. And so does Bryan. He's blaming it on frat boy charmer, Tommy West, Melissa's ex-boyfriend. But Robin is developing a theory of her own. If Melissa met with foul play, why did she take her clothes, her purse, and her cash? If it was such a well-planned vanishing act why is Tommy so reluctant to talk? And why does Jill Evans, Melissa's best friend and fatal victim of a bizarre accident, keep figuring into the picture? It's all as baffling as Melissa's disappearance. Combing the campus for clues, Robin has suddenly found herself moving to the head of the class, and closer to the most challenging mystery of her career. Where it will lead she is afraid to guess, but the secret pasts of a surprising array of suspects are about to come to light, placing Robin in deadly jeopardy. . .and forcing her into a desperate gamble for the truth.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Thomas Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307417633
ISBN 13: 0307417638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

"A CHALLENGING AND SATISFYING THRILLER. . .[WITH] MANY SURPRISING TWISTS. " --The New York Times Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness--not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork. Jane knows all the tricks, ancient and modern; in fact, she has invented several of them herself. So she is only mildly surprised to find an intruder waiting for her when she returns home one day. An ex-cop suspected of embezzling, John Felker wants Jane to do for him what she did for his buddy Harry Kemple: make him vanish. But as Jane opens a door out of the world for Felker, she walks into a trap that will take all her heritage and cunning to escape.... "Thomas Perry keeps pulling fresh ideas and original characters out of thin air. The strong-willed heroine he introduces in Vanishing Act rates as one of his most singular creations." --The New York Times Book Review ONE THRILLER THAT MUST BE READ . . . .Perry has created his most complex and compelling protagonist." --San Francisco Examiner From the Paperback edition.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Charlie Hodges
Publsiher: Prelude Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 1788422627
ISBN 13: 9781788422628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

When Fran is framed for the murder of three old ladies at the care home, retired SAS-officer Tom resolves to prove her innocence. Proving you’re only as young as you feel, the Tom Knight mysteries combine comedy with a page-turning whodunit.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Jack Douglas
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 0595138942
ISBN 13: 9780595138944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

Professional magician Harold "The Great" Botkin has spent the better part of his seventy years exposing phony psychics and con-men. Just as he is about to blow the lid off one of the most audacious paranormal scams ever, the esteemed charlatan he has been following mysteriously disappears. Now, without the luxuries of time, an abundance of money, or assistance from the authorities, Botkin must risk everything to discover who or what is behind the would-be messiah's disappearance. What follows is a roller-coaster ride to hell and back, as the magician uncovers secrets he'd never dared imagine.

Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act
Author: Jennifer AlLee,Lisa Karon Richardson
Publsiher: Whitaker House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN 10: 1603749071
ISBN 13: 9781603749077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vanishing Act Book Review:

Juliet Button doesn’t even believe in ghosts, but she believes in supporting her makeshift family of misfits. Having spent years as assistant to her uncle, an illusionist, she now has all of the skills and know-how she needs to make an audience believe the impossible. So, she begins a career as a medium by the name of Miss Avila. She wants nothing to do with a detective who has the power to destroy the life she’s built. But when President Lincoln’s youngest son is kidnapped, and the first lady comes to her for help, she can’t refuse, even if it means facing Pinkerton agent Carter Forbes, who knows far too much about her already—and possibly falling in love.