Having spent 10 years as Jayne Mansfield's press secretary, Raymond Strait knows intimately both the public image and the private person that was Jayne Mansfield. Sitting through hundreds of hours of interviews and private conversations - not only with Jayne but also with her husbands, her lovers, and her children - gave Ray the opportunity to present a revealing portrait of the woman. He records her drive for fame and success and her overpowering need to be loved and to love.
When we think of ancient Egypt we think of the great pyramids, the Sphinx, Egyptian gods, and the great myths. But what influenced this great civilization to create and live as they did? This book provides a unique insight into how ancient Egypt's fascination with death and the afterlife shaped Egypt's great architecture, beliefs, and ultimate influence on world civilization.
Sherlock Holmes undertakes one of the strangest adventures of his career when he agrees to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore, who stepped back into his house to get his umbrella and was never seen again. The great detective's inquiries take him down a sometimes-false trail from a home in Surrey to a music hall in London and back again before he finds the astonishing answer to this puzzling problem.
When Rebecca Troyer's childhood friend brings news that his father has been murdered, she's not sure what shocks her the most - the news of the murder, or seeing her old chum Jeremiah Fisher grown tall and handsome. Though she is skeptical at first, Rebecca agrees to investigate, and she soon finds herself suspecting foul play as well.
When an heiress goes missing and her cousin is found murdered, it is up to Mr. Peabody to track her down.