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Checkmate By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Checkmate is a Nigerian television series that ran in the late 1980s through the early 1990s.It starred Richard Mofe Damijo, and Francis Agu, among others. It was created by Amaka Igwe.The show... More > featured an illustruous roster, which included:It has been called part of the "Golden age of television in Nigeria", prior to the Nollywood home-video boom of the mid-1990s. A show, called Fuji House of Commotion, was later spun off featuring some of the characters such as Chief Fuji. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_(Nigerian_TV_series) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (/ˈlɛfənjuː/; 28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_Le_Fanu< Less
Checkmate By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Walter Longcluse is clever, cunning and rich. Having insinuated himself into the affections of the Arden family, he becomes devoted to the beautiful young Alice, although she cannot bring herself to... More > like this strange and mysterious friend of her brother's. Then Longcluse visits a gambling club with Alice's brother, Richard, and finds himself confronting the indiscreet Monsieur Lebas, with whom he had been mixed up in the past. Later the same evening Lebas is found stabbed. What is the secret of Longcluse's disfigurement and the 'dark' past which he reveals to no one? Why did Mrs Tansey, the Ardens' housekeeper, react so strongly when she recognized Longcluse's voice? What is it that Longcluse so fears?< Less
Checkmate By Carolyn Holbrook
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This is a horror short story about a hard-headed, down on his luck writer who is befriended by a Russian gypsy. The gypsy is sure the writer's life is in peril, but the writer doesn't believe him,... More > even though he keeps getting warnings from other sources as well. He finds himself in a goth bookstore and the attached coffee emporium and faces the evil within. You know you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes you just know when a person is a bit off.< Less
Checkmate By Michael N. Woolley
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Bailey, an eccentric and flamboyant high school dancer, is faced with the life or death situation of being trapped in an alternate reality by a sorceress, Ruby, who loves to play chess. To Ruby,... More > it’s a simple game with an avatar chess piece representing Bailey. To Bailey, it is a wilderness setting where she has to learn to survive in the wild, while at the same time dealing with the challenges of the game. If she fails in any of the challenges she will be trapped in the game forever. As she overcomes the challenges, she begins to learn that she can make her own choices and determine her own fate and not be victim of others’ actions. She begins to learn that she doesn’t have to be—nor is she—a pawn for others. She begins to change the outcome of the game, making her own way through the game to eventually confront the queen.< Less
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Checkmate By Dan Peled
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As the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the U.S. approaches, a terrorist team is landing on Long Island. Kamal Ibn-Sultan, Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant is busy guiding his terrorist teams... More > with his plan to unleash a second blow. A CIA Special Operation agent and his team are facing a vicious enemy as they race against the ticking clock to stop the madness while a young scientist is drawn into a spiral of intrigue & deceit beyond her control. The gripping story continues as it builds a cinematic climax. The president of the United States is facing imminent danger, but his resolve is greater than fear.< Less
Checkmate By Dan Peled
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Checkmate For Novices By Victor Graham
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Checkmate for Novices is written to help develop the most important chess skills: calculation and forcing checkmate. The majority of the book is composed of 400 checkmate puzzles. Novices can begin... More > to learn checkmating patterns and calculating skills by solving the puzzles. The book ends with two short chapters that teach the techniques for forcing checkmate against a lone king using only your king plus a queen or rook. These techniques are essential to winning games and are very powerful ways to develop calculation skills. Checkmate for Novices has large, easily-read puzzles with solutions on the same page. The book is spiral bound to make studying easy as it's being held or lying open next to a chess board during practice.< Less
Checkmate For Novices By Victor Graham
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Checkmate for Novices is written to help develop the most important chess skills: calculation and forcing checkmate. The majority of the book is composed of 400 checkmate puzzles. Novices can begin... More > to learn checkmating patterns and calculating skills by solving the puzzles. The book ends with two short chapters that teach the techniques for forcing checkmate against a lone king using only your king plus a queen or rook. These techniques are essential to winning games and are very powerful ways to develop calculation skills. Checkmate for Novices has large, easily-read puzzles with solutions on the same page. The book is spiral bound to make studying easy as it's being held or lying open next to a chess board during practice.< Less
Landfall: CHECKMATE By Alison James
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Continuing the high drama begun in Check, Checkmate picks up in Tenerife, where Edward Pelham’s life is in danger and an intimate human drama is unfolding at his sick-bed. Lives turn on... More > unlikely events; comedy and heartbreak alternate. After the surprising conclusion of Checkmate’s first adventure, the action moves forward a generation. Beloved characters return for a new set of challenges and a wrenching, tender exploration of love, honour, loyalty and betrayal. On the beautiful island of Tenerife, connections are forged and revisited; loyalties and friendships are tested. Love hurts — and heals. As always, Alison James’ luminous and insightful writing transports the reader to another place and time where the people are every bit as human – and as dear – as old friends. Lyrically told, the story follows them through adversity, intrigue and generosity to a touching resolution. Look for the rest of the LANDFALL series & other novels by Alison James on lulu.com & Amazon.< Less