Author: Thomas Perry
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
From Thomas Perry, the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Whitefield series, comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, Forty Thieves. Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in common—until they are both hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The previous spring, after days of torrential rain, a body was recovered from one of the city’s overwhelmed storm sewers. The victim was identified as James Ballantine, a middle-aged African-American who worked as a research scientist for a prestigious company and was well liked by his colleagues. But two bullets to the back of the head looked like nothing if not foul play. Now, with the case turning cold, Ballantine’s former employers bring in the Abels to succeed where the police have failed, while the Hoyts’ mysterious contractors want to make sure that the facts about Ballantine’s death stay hidden. As the book races toward a high-octane climax, the Abels must fend for their own lives as they circle ever closer to the truth.
A young Persian boy discovers the well-hidden treasure belonging to a band of thieves.
Author: Marie P. Croall
Publisher: Lerner Books [UK]
This graphic novel tells the story from the 'Arabian Nights'.
A satirical tale of the fall of a fabled empire.
The exotic characters and creatures from the Arabian Nights stories burst from the pages through color art by A.E. Jackson.
A poor woodcutter discovers the well-hidden treasures belonging to a band of thieves.
The Forty Thieves
Author: United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company
Beginner readers can experience the tales of Arabian Nights when Wishbone imagines himself as Ali Baba.
"In the case of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" - one of two tales retold and interpreted in this volume by noted Jungian psychotherapist Verena Kast - the "open sesame" formula occurs in situations of actual or emotional impoverishment, when we find ourselves in some way restricted. The opening reveals hidden treasures: the experience of opening up allows the great treasure within to be revealed." "The Myth of Sisyphus, the second story in this volume, also has a deeper meaning. The eternal repetition faced by Sisyphus, as well as by all of us in our daily lives - at times when change would be most welcome - is not unlike the situation of the patient in therapy. "Won't I ever get a grip on my problems?" What is most important is to see the repetition for what it is and to reflect on the subtle changes that occur through this difficult process. In the best sense, Fairy Tales for the Psyche entertains and instructs, giving deeper meaning to well-known stories and, at the same time, to our lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A set of twelve all time classics that introduce children to adventure, love and bravery. Colourful illustrations bring the stories to life.