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An Unkindness of Magicians is a book about consequences and the price of magic, and it has everything you want in a great fantasy novel: excellent cast of characters, complicated relationships, intrigue, family feuds, duels, and revenge. It is dark and dangerous and utterly absorbing. Whether you’re in a Song of Ice and Fire limbo, or waiting for a new Victoria Schwab novel, this book should definitely end up on your to-read list.

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ISBN: 9781481451192
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - September 26th, 2017

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Mattias Bostrom’s great overview of all things Sherlock is not simply a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is a remarkable tour of Sherlock facts and myths, from Doyle's original ideas to the latest TV series and fandom. Bostrom's lively narration makes this hefty book feel just as fun as the original detective adventures. It is detailed but never boring, and is probably the only book over 200 pages that I have read in one sitting (do or do not try this at home).

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ISBN: 9780802126603
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Published: Mysterious Press - August 1st, 2017

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Mike Lankford’s Becoming Leonardo might seem like a pure flight of fancy, but it does rest on the foundation of prior research and makes a serious attempt to dig through the layers of mythmaking that surround Leonardo da Vinci. It is indeed not a conventional biography, but Lankford’s wry humor, his sharp conclusions, and his pure brilliance when it comes to getting inside people’s minds will convince you that perhaps Leonardo himself would have enjoyed this one.
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ISBN: 9781612195957
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Melville House - March 28th, 2017