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McAlpine, Gordon

Overview
Works: 21 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 4,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Children's audiobooks  Biographies  Historical fiction  Baseball stories  History  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.C274, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gordon McAlpine
The tell-tale start by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, discover that they are entrapped in a nefarious plot that has been going on since their birth"--
Once upon a midnight eerie by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After having foiled the arch-nemesis who tried to kill them, identical twins Edgar and Allan Poe travel to New Orleans, where they will play their famous namesake in a feature film--and try not to get killed again"--
The pet and the pendulum by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back in Baltimore, twelve-year-old identical twins Edgar and Allan think they have encountered the ghost of their great-great-great-great granduncle, Edgar Allan Poe, asking them to solve his murder--but really it is their arch-nemesis, Professor Perry, looking for revenge
Woman with a blue pencil : a novel by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida, a Japanese-American academic, has been thrust into the role of amateur P.I., investigating his wife's murder, which has been largely ignored by the LAPD. Grief stricken by her loss, disoriented by his ill-prepared change of occupation, the worst is yet to come ... Sam discovers that, inexplicably, he has become not only unrecognizable to his former acquaintances but that all signs of his existence (including even the murder he's investigating) have been erased. Unaware that he is a discarded, fictional creation, he resumes his investigation in a world now characterized not only by his own sense of isolation but by wartime fear. Meantime, Sam's story is interspersed with chapters from a pulp spy novel that features an L.A.-based Korean P.I. with jingoistic and anti-Japanese, post December 7th attitudes - the revised, politically and commercially viable character for whom Sumida has been excised. Behind it all is the ambitious, 20-year-old Nisei author who has made the changes, despite the relocation of himself and his family to a Japanese internment camp. And, looming above, is his book editor in New York, who serves as both muse and manipulator to the young author--the woman with the blue pencil, a new kind of femme fatale"--
The way of baseball : finding stillness at 95 mph by Shawn Green( Book )

5 editions published between 1002 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two-time All Star shares lessons he learned throughout his athletic career, explaining how he approached baseball from a philosophical viewpoint and learned to be still, live in the present, and achieve mindfulness in spite of stressful challenges and fame
The tell-tale start by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, discover that they are entrapped in a nefarious plot that has been going on since their birth"--
Holmes entangled : a novel by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Edgar-nominated author of Hammett Unwritten and Woman with a Blue Pencil comes a startling meta-fiction tale told in the voice of Sherlock Holmes. Set in 1920s' London, Cambridge, and Paris, Holmes's final adventure leads him through labyrinths of crime and espionage in a mortally dangerous inquiry into the unseen nature of existence itself. Sherlock Holmes, now in his seventies, retired from investigations and peaceably disguised as a professor at Cambridge, is shaken when a modestly successful author in his late-sixties named Arthur Conan Doyle calls upon him at the university. This Conan Doyle, notable for historical adventure stories, science fiction, and a three-volume history of the Boer War (but no detective tales), somehow knows of the false professor's true identity and pleads for investigative assistance. Someone is trying to kill Conan Doyle. Who? Why? Good questions, but what intrigues Holmes most is how the "middling scribbler" ascertained Holmes's identity in the first place, despite the detective's perfect disguise. Holmes takes the case. There is danger every step of the way. Great powers want the investigation quashed. But with the assistance of Dr. Watson's widow, Holmes persists, exploring seances, the esoterica of Edgar Allan Poe, the revolutionary new science of quantum mechanics, and his own long-denied sense of loss and solitude. Ultimately, even Sherlock Holmes is unprepared for what the evidence suggests"--
Hammett Unwritten : a novel by Owen Fitzstephen( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dashiell Hammett searches for the meaning behind the falcon statuette that haunts him in later life. A worthless bird statuette{u2014}the focus of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. And much more. As Dashiell Hammett closes his final case as a private eye, the details of which will later inspire his most famous book, he acquires at a police auction the bogus object of that case, an obsidian falcon statuette. He casually sets the memento on his desk, where for a decade it bears witness to his literary rise. Until he gives it away. Now, suffering writer's block, the famous author begins to wonder about rumors of the falcon's "metaphysical qualities," which link it to a powerful, wish-fulfilling black stone cited in legends from around the world. He can't deny that when he possessed the statuette he wrote one acclaimed book after another, and that without it his fortunes have changed. As his block stretches from months to years, he becomes entangled again with the scam artists from the old case, each still fascinated by the "real" black bird and its alleged talismanic power. A dangerous maze of events takes Hammett from 1930s San Francisco to the glamorous Hollywood of the 1940s, a federal penitentiary at the time of the McCarthy hearings, and finally to a fateful meeting on New Year's Eve, 1959, at a Long Island estate. There the dying Hammett confronts a woman from his past who proves to be his most formidable rival. And his last hope
Once upon a midnight eerie : the misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar and Allan Poe, great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who is determined to kill one of them in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? Can the twins, with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, outwit them?
Joy in Mudville by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pet and the pendulum by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back in Baltimore, twelve-year-old identical twins Edgar and Allan think they have encountered the ghost of their great-great-great-great granduncle, Edgar Allan Poe, asking them to solve his murder--but really it is their arch-nemesis, Professor Perry, looking for revenge
Mystery box by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel of Paris in the 1920s, Carolyn Keene and Frank Dixon (pseudonymous authors of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys) are imagined solving mysteries among famous expatriate writers of the era
The persistence of memory by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic-realism tale on a man who was pulled unconscious from a stream and who cannot remember who he is. The woman who saved him is a laundress with a large family and she lives in a house built entirely of laundry. She becomes attracted to him, but he prefers one of her daughters
The misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe. the tell-tale start by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, discover that they are entrapped in a nefarious plot that has been going on since their birth"--
Seconds from winning by Gordon McAlpine( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paxton won't be satisfied with second place in the go-kart race today...but can he beat Mark who has more sponsors and a better kart?
The pet and the pendulum by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe. Once upon a midnight eerie by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After having foiled the arch-nemesis who tried to kill them, identical twins Edgar and Allan Poe travel to New Orleans, where they will play their famous namesake in a feature film--and try not to get killed again"--
Once upon a midnight eerie by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After having foiled the arch-nemesis who tried to kill them, identical twins Edgar and Allan Poe travel to New Orleans, where they will play their famous namesake in a feature film--and try not to get killed again"--
The tell-tale start by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, discover that they are entrapped in a nefarious plot that has been going on since their birth"--
Once Upon a Midnight Eerie by Gordon McAlpine( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket. In The Tell-Tale Start, Edgar and Allan Poe (great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe) managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who was (and is) determined to kill just one of them, in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? And can the twins--with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, their ghostly forebear, and a pair of real ghosts--manage to outwit them?
 
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Fitzstephen, Owen

MacAlpine, Gordon

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