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The Last Days Of Night by Graham Moore

Title The Last Days of Night
Author Graham Moore
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2016-08-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780812988918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem. Praise for The Last Days of Night “A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review “This captivating historical novel illuminates a fascinating American moment.”—People “A fascinating portrait of American inventors . . . Moore crafts a compelling narrative out of [Paul] Cravath’s cunning legal maneuvers and [Nikola] Tesla’s world-changing tinkering, while a story line on opera singer Agnes Huntington has the mysterious glamour of The Great Gatsby. . . . Moore weaves a complex web. . . . He conjures Gilded Age New York City so vividly, it feels like only yesterday.”—Entertainment Weekly “A model of superior historical fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten facts to give us an exciting, sometimes astonishing story of two geniuses locked in a brutal battle to change the world. . . . [A] brilliant journey into the past.”—The Washington Post “Mesmerizing, clever, and absolutely crackling, The Last Days of Night is a triumph of imagination. Graham Moore has chosen Gilded Age New York as his playground, with outsized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his players. The result is a beautifully researched, endlessly entertaining novel that will leave you buzzing.”—Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl “It’s part legal thriller, part tour of a magical time—the age of wonder—and once you’ve finished it, you’ll find it hard to return to the world of now.”—Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City

The Last Days Of Night by Graham Moore

Title The Last Days of Night
Author Graham Moore
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-09-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781471156694
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The task facing Cravath is truly daunting -- win. And the stakes are immense: the winner of the case will illuminate America. In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem... Praise for The Last Days of Night ‘Moore weaves a complex web. . . He conjures Gilded Age New York City so vividly, it feels like only yesterday’ Entertainment Weekly ‘A model of superior historical fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten facts to give us an exciting, sometimes astonishing story of two geniuses locked in a brutal battle to change the world. . .[A] brilliant journey into the past’The Washington Post ‘Mesmerizing, clever, and absolutely crackling…a beautifully researched, endlessly entertaining novel that will leave you buzzing’ Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl ‘Part legal thriller, part tour of a magical time – the age of wonder – and once you’ve finished it, you’ll find it hard to return to the world of now’ Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City

The Last Days Of Night by Graham Moore

Title The Last Days of Night
Author Graham Moore
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2017-05-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780812988925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York, 1888: When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Title The Sherlockian
Author Graham Moore
Publisher Twelve
Release Date 2010-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0446573957
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

Snow Creek by Gregg Olsen

Title Snow Creek
Author Gregg Olsen
Publisher Bookouture
Release Date 2019-11-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781838881702
Language English, Spanish, and French
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‘OMG!!...I was simply blown away by this… I couldn't look away…even when I wanted to. The story took me by my throat making me gasp every few chapters…Wow!!’ Shalini’s Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Footprints were scattered about like fallen leaves. She looked down into the ravine, and once more her lungs filled with fear. A body lay silent and unmoving in the bushes. When Ruth Turner walks into the Sheriff’s office in Jefferson County’s Port Townsend claiming her sister Ida Wheaton has been missing for over a month, Detective Megan Carpenter’s instincts tell her that she needs to do more than just file a report. Racing over to Ida’s secluded farmhouse in the hills above Snow Creek, Megan finds Ida’s teenage children alone and frightened. She can’t help but notice there’s no TV. No video games. Nothing of the outside world. Something about the Wheaton family doesn’t add up and triggers a painful childhood memory for Megan – when one day, in a flash, both her parents were gone. Then the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned pickup truck close to the Wheatons’ home and Megan’s convinced the cases are connected. If she has any chance of catching the killer, Megan must first unravel the secrets of the isolated Snow Creek community. But Megan has dark secrets of her own… Hidden in the back of her closet is a box of tapes containing every single recording of her therapy sessions over thirteen years ago. Can she finally confront the past she’s spent years trying to block out? And will reliving her own painful story help her solve the complex case unravelling in the hills above Snow Creek before another innocent life is lost? From the Number One, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author comes an absolutely heart-stopping and completely unputdownable crime series, introducing Detective Megan Carpenter. Read what everyone is saying about Snow Creek: ‘Holy cr*p what a complete stunner of a read this is it had everything, sensational, creepy, addictive with a stunningly complex plot from beginning to end and I loved. loved, loved it !!...So this is going to rate as one my best reads of the year.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG! Wow. I loved this book!! …it was amazing! I can’t wait to read more! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down. Loved, loved, loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant! I do believe this is the best book by this author to date. The book is dark, intense, and makes you say oh he##. The storyline flows and the characters are intriguing. I read this in one sitting and can't wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, I absolutely loved this book! Gregg Olsen is an amazing author. Snow Creek is definitely one of the best books I have read this year. I read it every chance I had. I really liked Detective Megan Carpenter, she is a strong and intelligent woman and a cracking police officer. Can't wait for the next book in this series… thrilling and creepy and it grabs your attention right away. Highly recommended’. Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great and creepy story perfect for winter. I’d love to read more from this author. Fantastic and well written, highly recommended.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I love, love, love Detective Megan Carpenter, a tough, thorough, no-nonsense type of detective even though she is dealing with a lot of issues in her personal life.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you want first class, character driven crime fiction this is also the book and author for you as Mr Olsen is one of the best writers in this genre at present.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Night by Elie Wiesel

Title Night
Author Elie Wiesel
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2012-05-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780718197810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

Title The Last Days of Old Beijing
Author Michael Meyer
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2010-07-23
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780802779120
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Journalist Michael Meyer has spent his adult life in China, first in a small village as a Peace Corps volunteer, the last decade in Beijing--where he has witnessed the extraordinary transformation the country has experienced in that time. For the past two years he has been completely immersed in the ancient city, living on one of its famed hutong in a century-old courtyard home he shares with several families, teaching English at a local elementary school--while all around him "progress" closes in as the neighborhood is methodically destroyed to make way for high-rise buildings, shopping malls, and other symbols of modern, urban life. The city, he shows, has been demolished many times before; however, he writes, "the epitaph for Beijing will read: born 1280, died 2008...what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn't eradicate, the market economy can." The Last Days of Old Beijing tells the story of this historic city from the inside out-through the eyes of those whose lives are in the balance: the Widow who takes care of Meyer; his students and fellow teachers, the first-ever description of what goes on in a Chinese public school; the local historian who rallies against the government. The tension of preservation vs. modernization--the question of what, in an ancient civilization, counts as heritage, and what happens when a billion people want to live the way Americans do--suffuse Meyer's story.

Title The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author Mark Haddon
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2004-05-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1400079071
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

The Last Train To Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Title The Last Train to Key West
Author Chanel Cleeton
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-06-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780451490896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of Bustle’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020 “The perfect riveting summer read!”—BookBub “Cleeton's beach reads are often lit by the sun of places like Florida and Cuba, and her latest doesn't disappoint.”—OprahMag.com In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape. After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in Havana, Mirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life. Elizabeth Preston's trip to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles after the Wall Street crash. Her quest takes her to the camps occupied by veterans of the Great War and pairs her with an unlikely ally on a treacherous hunt of his own. Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women’s paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.

One Day by David Nicholls

Title One Day
Author David Nicholls
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-06-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0307739309
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESS It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. "One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Title The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock
Author David Freeman
Publisher Overlook Press
Release Date 1999-08-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 281
ISBN UOM:39015049982765
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Memoir by His Last Collaborator and the Final Unproduced Screenplay, The Short Night' A penetrating account of the author's experience working with the famous director on 'The Short Night,' Hitchcock's final film project, which remains unproduced. Takes the reader behind the scenes,into Hitchcock's home and into the Universal Studios bungalow where the director planned his movies, giving an insider's look at the way Hitch worked and illuminating a very private side of the man. Illustrated with 29 B & W photos.'

Spreading The Disease by Dan Wickline

Title Spreading the Disease
Author Dan Wickline
Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date 2007
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 112
ISBN 1600100856
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Agent Michael Henson had all the evidence he needed to prove to the world that vampires exist, but the government took it all away, and now he must follow a path of carnage and gore in hopes of finding the answer to why anyone would want to put a vampire into space.

The End Of Night by Paul Bogard

Title The End of Night
Author Paul Bogard
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2013-07-09
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780316228794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. From Las Vegas' Luxor Beam -- the brightest single spot on this planet -- to nights so starlit the sky looks like snow, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness -- what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain -- and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight.

30 Days Of Night by David Lapham

Title 30 Days of Night
Author David Lapham
Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date 2009
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 92
ISBN 160010441X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"As a band of hungry vampires descends on the town of Barrow, Alaska, during a period of winter darkness, the townspeople's only hope lies with the husband-and-wife sheriff team of Stella and Eben Olemaun"--NoveList.

A Night Of Ecstasy by Rik Kolling

Title A Night of Ecstasy
Author Rik Kolling
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781291920338
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham

Title The Day of the Triffids
Author John Wyndham
Publisher Rosetta Books
Release Date 2010-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780795312113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic postapocalyptic thriller with “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare” (The Times, London). Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone’s garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever. What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony. William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . . With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and “an outstanding and entertaining novel” (Library Journal). “A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much.” —Ramsey Campbell “One of my all-time favorite novels. It’s absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery.” —Joe R. Lansdale

Title The X Files 30 Days of Night
Author Steve Niles
Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date 2015-06-23
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1631400533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The darkness is coming to Wainright, Alaska. A group of frozen bodies are eerily and impossibly arranged at the top of a 40-foot pole, so FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are called in to investigate. X-Files / 30 Days of Night brings together two iconic franchises, pitting the government's best supernatural investigators against a horde of parasitic vampires.

Title The Movement of Stars
Author Amy Brill
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-04-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781101602058
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Gorgeous . . . Sings with insights about love, work and how we create our own families”—Oprah.com “Amy Brill shines in her sparkling debut novel.”—Vanity Fair “Brill's rich detail and research are hugely impressive; it's easy to envision the scenes she sees.”—USA Today “Beautifully written and richly characterized.”—Kirkus (starred review) “A terrifically poised and captivating debut."—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife A love story set in 1845 Nantucket, between a female astronomer and the unusual man who understands her dreams. It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a woman’s path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different—and elusive—goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah’s standing in the community begins to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever. Inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America, The Movement of Stars is a richly drawn portrait of desire and ambition in the face of adversity.

30 Days Of Night by Joe R. Lansdale

Title 30 Days of Night
Author Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date 2011
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 104
ISBN 1613770774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"30 days of night created by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith."

The Complete Dark Days by Steve Niles

Title The Complete Dark Days
Author Steve Niles
Publisher Idea & Design Works Llc
Release Date 2004
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 260
ISBN 1932382615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The companion volume to The Complete 30 Days of Night gets the same deluxe treatment in this ultimate hardcover collection. Containing the six-issue mini-series that follows Stella Oleman's efforts to expose the presence of vampires to the world, this impressive package also features a wide array of bonus material: Steve Niles's original outline and all six scripts, a complete cover gallery, conceptual artwork by Ben Templesmith and a brand-new 30 Days of Night short story penned by Steve Niles!