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City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780670018703

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Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.


City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-10-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1848943970

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From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. 'David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller . . . CITY OF THIEVES is tender, illuminating, and, be warned, often shocking.' Khaled Hosseini Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.


Conan Omnibus Volume 2: City of Thieves

Conan Omnibus Volume 2: City of Thieves
Author: Kurt Busiek
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2017-05-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1630089303

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Dark Horse’s critically acclaimed Conan, now available in an affordable, value-priced omnibus! Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.” Witness the Cimmerian navigating some of the darkest corners of his world, from ancient haunted ruins to the seedy alleys of Zamora—the infamous City of Thieves—and confronting corrupt officials, grotesque monsters, and mind-bending horror. Also featured is a special guest appearance by renowned illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta, and a three-issue story arc penned by Hellboy creator and comics legend Mike Mignola!


City of Thieves

City of Thieves
Author: Ellen Renner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2010-08-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1408313731

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'The final shock of it hit home. The Petches were thieves, and they had stolen him.' Tobias is on the run. From the father who betrayed him...from the mother who couldn't comfort him...from his own desperate fear. But when he falls into the clutches of his uncle's sinister gang of thieves, his fear grows. And soon Toby realises, his nightmare has only just begun... 'Renner's story bristles with talent and brio, craft and polish' THE TIMES on Castle of Shadows


City Of Thieves

City Of Thieves
Author: Cyrus Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 074811193X

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Nic Lamparelli works for a leading US investment bank in London. Starting at the bottom, he rises rapidly through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession. Even at the top, he holds true to his principles while those around him abandon theirs. And that's what makes him special. Soon he has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, a high-flying career, an overpaid City job with a reputation as one of the bank's star analysts. Then one day he wakes up to find that things can go wrong - fast. His closest childhood friend Jack, also a star in the City, uncovers a plot to implicate Nic in an insider trading ring. And that is just the start. Before long, everything Nic has built up starts to crumble to pieces - his relationship, his career, his reputation. But can he hold true to his principles in the face of everything? Or will he succumb to temptation like so many others...


City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-01-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0399547606

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya. In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it. With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.


In Quest of Indian Folktales

In Quest of Indian Folktales
Author: Sadhana Naithani
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2006-05-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0253112028

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"[A] rare piece of scholarly detective work." -- Margaret Mills, Ohio State University In Quest of Indian Folktales publishes for the first time a collection of northern Indian folktales from the late 19th century. Reputedly the work of William Crooke, a well-known folklorist and British colonial official, the tales were actually collected, selected, and translated by a certain Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. In 1996, Sadhana Naithani discovered this unpublished collection in the archive of the Folklore Society, London. Since then, she has uncovered the identity of the mysterious Chaube and the details of his collaboration with the famous folklorist. In an extensive four-chapter introduction, Naithani describes Chaube's relationship to Crooke and the essential role he played in Crooke's work, as both a native informant and a trained scholar. By unearthing the fragmented story of Chaube's life, Naithani gives voice to a new identity of an Indian folklore scholar in colonial India. The publication of these tales and the discovery of Chaube's role in their collection reveal the complexity of the colonial intellectual world and problematize our own views of folklore in a postcolonial world.


Conan Volume 4: The Hall of the Dead and Other Stories

Conan Volume 4: The Hall of the Dead and Other Stories
Author: Kurt Busiek
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2007-06-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1621150313

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Know, O Prince, that in an age undreamed of, shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian; black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet . . . Conan: The Hall of the Dead concludes writer Kurt Busiek's (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) critically acclaimed run, paving the way for new writer Tim Truman (Conan and the Songs of the Dead) and featuring a story by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four, DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with three of the best writers in comics today. * Collects Conan #24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34


New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1991-06-24
Genre:
ISBN:

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.


The Thieves of Stonewood

The Thieves of Stonewood
Author: Jeremy Hayes
Publisher: Jeremy Hayes
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013-03
Genre: Thieves
ISBN: 0991864204

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Welcome to Stonewood. A large and wealthy city where thieves, thugs, and assassins lurk behind every shadow. The powerful Thieves Guild controls the underworld and only members are permitted to commit crimes within their city. This is the tale of Harcourt, a down-on-his-luck thief who desperately needs to gain a membership into the Guild. Jalanna, the love of his life has been scarred in a terrible fire and a priest claims he can heal her scars, but for a hefty price in gold. A near-impossible amount to acquire for a homeless thief without a Guild membership. Luck is not on the rogue's side as his goal slips further and further out of reach. Forces conspire against him. Then a chance encounter on a fateful night, could change Harcourt's life forever.