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Inhaltsangabe: Detective Superintendent Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Police Force investigates the shooting death of Lorely Pelling, an elderly, eccentric recluse with a checkered past, who collected cats and left her entire estate to her neighbor's children. Reprint. AB. PW.
From Kirkus Reviews: When eccentric, reclusive spinster Lorely Pelling is found dead from a shotgun blast in the woods separating her house, a veritable cat sanctuary, from the upscale converted farmhouse belonging to the Welch family, Detective-Superintendent Yeadings, Thames Valley CID (The Blue-Eyed Boy, Three-Core Lead), is called in. His inquiries reveal that Miss Pelling's will left everything to young Amanda and Rory Welch, her ``kin,'' though their parents deny it; that a cat shot with her had been buried separately; and that the distraught Rory was so determined to protect someone that he soon tried suicide--twice. Was the secretive old lady blackmailing either Rory's mum or dad? Did the lad himself kill her? Various red herrings lead to the Welch stableboy, a former con, and to poor Peter, the simpleton who helped Miss Pelling with her cats. But it's innuendos about Miss Pelling's past (did she hush up the birth of a son?) that eventually draw Yeadings toward a motive. The narrow focus, strife among the classes, and carefully delineated clues are typical of Curzon and the civilized provincial police procedural and, here, prove a welcome balance to Yeadings's somewhat tedious introspection. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: Cat's Cradle
Verlag: Worldwide Library
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Robert Hale Limited., 1960. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. 1960. First Edition. 207 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown cloth boards with black lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light foxing to text block edge and cracking to hinge exposing netting but pages remain tight. Binding is firm with light corner bumping to boards and soiling to boards. book. Artikel-Nr. 1445532016NAT
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 01.07.1999., 1999. Auflage: New Ed. 192 Seiten Cover kann abweichen Auflage: O1469,1 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 117 18,0 x 10,4 x 1,4 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 255113
Buchbeschreibung Dr Who, 1992. kart. Buchzustand: Gut. 224 S. Das Buch befindet sich in einem guten altersgemäßen Allgemeinzustand mit normalen Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Einband leicht berieben, Buchkanten etwas bestoßen Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 280. Artikel-Nr. 22734
Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK Jan 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle is an irreverent and highly entertaining fantasy about the playful irresponsibility of nuclear scientists, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.' Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of Ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Will Felix Hoenikker's death wish come true Will his last, fatal gift to humankind bring about the end that, for all of us, is nigh Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global apocalypse preys on our deepest fears of witnessing the end and, worse still, surviving it . . . 'The time to read Vonnegut is just when you begin to suspect that the world is not what it appears to be. He is not only entertaining, he is electrocuting. You read him with enormous pleasure because he makes your hair stand on end' New York Times 'One of the warmest, wisest, funniest voices to be found anywhere in fiction' Daily Telegraph 'Vonnegut has looked the world straight in the eye and never flinched' J. G. Ballard Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano , was published in 1951 and was followed by The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House (1968); a collection of short stories, Slaughterhouse Five (1969 ), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick , or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988 ), Hocus Pocus (1990) and Timequake (1997). He is also the author of a number of collections of short stories and essays. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780241951606
Buchbeschreibung 60 S.gr.8.m.60 s/w.Tafeln. Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1959. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Leinen mit Schutzumschlag/Hardcover/Dustjacket. Sprache: englisch/english. Artikel-Nr. 2F2006
Buchbeschreibung Dover Publications, Usa, 1962. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Good to very good in paperback-clean copy -no markings ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 407 pages. Artikel-Nr. 40452
Buchbeschreibung Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1111. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 62 pages. No dust jacket. Blue pictorial cloth boards. Front hinge is cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with moderate tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. FFEP displays previous owner's inscription. The front free endpaper has been removed. Moderately stained, blemished and soiled boards with rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with moderate corner bumping and splitting to the edges of the spine. Light tanning to the spine. book. Artikel-Nr. 1445976518LCR
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1979. Taschenbuch. Reprint, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books 1979. 18 cm, 178 Seiten, Taschenbuch. Kanten leicht berieben, Preisschild auf hinterem Buchdeckel, sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: en Kanten leicht berieben, Preisschild auf hinterem Buchdeckel, sehr gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 14440AB
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic US Mrz 1993, 1993. Sonstige Video. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Johnson has collected string picture games from all over the world for this lively book which includes everything from the cat's cradle and the witch's broom to Jacob's Ladder and the Eiffel Tower. Full-color illustrated instructions. (Consumable) 37 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781878257536
Buchbeschreibung New York: Dover Publications, 1962. 8vo. XXIII, , 407 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Illustrierter Orig.-Karton Unabridged republication of the work first published in 1906 under the former title: String Figures. 503 g Kleine Bleistiftanmerkung auf Vortitelblatt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 43694