The Mystery Of The Venus Island Fetish

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Publisher Minotaur Books
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781466892156
Rating 3/5 from 1 reviews
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It’s 1932, and the Great Venus Island Fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in a museum in Sydney, Australia. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss: a strange discoloration on some of the skulls. Has someone tampered with the fetish? Is there a link between it and the mysterious disappearance of Cecil Polkinghorne, curator of archaeology? And how did Eric Sopwith, retired mollusks expert, die in the museum’s storeroom? Could Archie’s life be at risk as well? But these are not the only concerns that weigh upon the assistant curator’s mind. Why hasn’t his beloved Beatrice—registrar, anthropology—accepted his proposal of marriage and the love token he brought back from Venus Island? Has something been lost in translation? Tim Flannery's The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish is a delightfully risqué caper, full of eccentric characters, intrigue, and adventure.

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02

It’s 1932, and the Great Venus Island Fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in a museum in Sydney, Australia. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss: a strange discoloration on some of the

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Sunlight and Seaweed
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31

‘Sunlight and Seaweed is the beginning of a new way of helping the planet we live on.’ AU Review Acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery investigates exciting new technologies currently being developed to address our most pressing environmental threats in a book that presents a positive future for us and our planet.

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The Life and Adventures of William Buckley
  • Author : William Buckley,Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02

‘Flannery has done us a service first by reissuing the story of a fascinating adventure from 200 years ago, and then by setting these events in perspective with his lucid introduction.’ Canberra Times ‘At 2.00 pm on Sunday, 6 July 1835, a giant of a man shambled into the camp left by John Batman

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The Eternal Frontier
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07

A comprehensive history of the continent, “full of engaging and attention-catching information about North America’s geology, climate, and paleontology” (The Washington Post Book World). Here, “the rock star of modern science” tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time

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Europe
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12

A tale of cave bears and comet strikes and a hundred million years of history by the bestselling author of Here on Earth: “Marvelous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological

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Atmosphere of Hope
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06

A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the

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The Panda of Death
  • Author : Betty Webb
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

California zookeeper Theodora Bentley is now happily married to Sheriff Joe Rejas. The Gunn Zoo is celebrating the arrival of Poonya, an adorable red panda, who forms a strong bond with Teddy. All appears fairytale blissful in the small Monterey Bay village of Gunn Landing until Teddy's mother-in-law, mystery writer

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The Blind Astronomer s Daughter
  • Author : John Pipkin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11

A transporting historical novel from the acclaimed author of Woodsburner. In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, an astronomer gone blind from staring at the sun, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. His vain search for an unknown planet

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The Trouble with Keeping Mum
  • Author : Rosie Wallace
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02

When Annie finds out she's pregnant, aged 44, it comes as a bit of a shock - after all, she's been celibate for five years. As a divorced single-mother caring for both a teenage son and an elderly parent, Annie has enough on her plate without having to look after a

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Monsieur Venus
  • Author : Rachilde
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01

When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an accomplice in the complications

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Fugitive Pieces
  • Author : Anne Michaels
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2010-04-23

Anne Michaels’ spellbinding début novel has quickly become one of the most beloved and talked-about books of the decade. As a young boy during the Second World War, Jakob Beer is rescued from the mud in Poland by an unlikely saviour, the scientist Athos Roussos, and he is taken

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The Book of the Damned
  • Author : Charles Fort
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1972

"Time travel, UFOs, mysterious planets, stigmata, rock-throwing poltergeists, huge footprints, bizarre rains of fish and frogs-nearly a century after Charles Fort's Book of the Damned was originally published, the strange phenomenon presented in this book remains largely unexplained by modern science. Through painstaking research and a witty, sarcastic style, Fort

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Now or Never
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06

A forceful call to climate change action and a pragmatic roadmap toward sustainability from the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers. Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Tim Flannery offers a guided tour of the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and

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Telegraph Avenue
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25

As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there, long-time friends, bandmates and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the sketchy yet freewheeling borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Archy and his wife, Gwen, are expecting their

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Victory
  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-02-09

This edition of Victory by Joseph Conrad is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition

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