Serpentine Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Thomas Thompson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504043274

Serpentine Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: The nightmare odyssey of a charismatic serial killer and a trail of terror stretching halfway around the world. There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka “The Serpent.” A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the “hippie trail” between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naïve travelers into a life of crime. When they threatened to turn on him, Sobhraj murdered his acolytes in cold blood. Between late 1975 and early 1976, a dozen corpses were found everywhere from the boulevards of Paris to the slopes of the Himalayas to the back alleys of Bangkok and Hong Kong. Some police experts believe the true number of Sobhraj’s victims may be more than twice that amount. Serpentine is the “grotesque, baffling, and hypnotic” true story of one of the most bizarre killing sprees in modern history (San Francisco Chronicle). Edgar Award–winning author Thomas Thompson’s mesmerizing portrait of a notorious sociopath and his helpless prey “unravels like fiction, but afterwards haunts the reader like the document it is” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland).

Daughter of the Serpentine Book

Daughter of the Serpentine

  • Author : E.E. Knight
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984804099

Daughter of the Serpentine Book Description :

As a young dragoneer moves through the ranks of the prestigious Serpentine Academy, her challenges grow greater and her time grows short to draw out a series of deadly threats, in this thrilling coming-of-age fantasy novel. Sixteen-year-old Ileth is now an Apprentice Dragoneer, with all of the benefits and pitfalls that her elevation in rank entails. But her advancement becomes less certain after she's attacked by an unknown enemy, and Ileth begins to suspect that someone deadly may be hiding within the walls of the academy. Outside of the walls there is a different challenge. The Rari Pirates are strangling the Vale Republic. What they lack in dragon firepower, they make up for in the brutality of their ever-expanding raids, making hostages or slaves of the Republic’s citizens. Surrounded by enemies, Ileth will need to learn what kind of dragoneer she wants to be. And as she makes decisions about her future, Ileth will have the chance to uncover the secrets of her past. Both will irrevocably change the course of her life.

Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America Book

Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America

  • Author : Earl B. Alexander
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2007-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195165081

Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America Book Description :

This book is about geology, soils, and plant communities in serpentine landscapes of western North America. Aspects of the interaction of geology and soils reveal a fascinating symbiosis relating the structure, composition, and distribution of plant communities. The plants that survive are a unique group. There are some entire genera or even families of plants that are common throughout California that are poorly represented on serpentine, while other genera are more diverse on serpentine than on other soils. Serpentine rocks have dramatic effects on the vegetation that grows on them. Many common plants cannot grow on serpentine soils, leaving distinctive suites of plants to occupy serpentine habitats. The floristic diversity associated with serpentine soils formed above ultramafic rocks is surprising considering that these soils are toxic to many plants. Serpentine barrens of California often look like moonscapes but here we find numerous species of plants of low biomass that produce a richness of species rarely found in the world.

Serpentine Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Susan Harrison
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520948457

Serpentine Book Description :

Serpentine soils have long fascinated biologists for the specialized floras they support and the challenges they pose to plant survival and growth. This volume focuses on what scientists have learned about major questions in earth history, evolution, ecology, conservation, and restoration from the study of serpentine areas, especially in California. Results from molecular studies offer insight into evolutionary patterns, while new ecological research examines both species and communities. Serpentine highlights research whose breadth provides context and fresh insights into the evolution and ecology of stressful environments.

Serpentine Book


  • Author : Edward John Tilt
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1848
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0018398355

Serpentine Book Description :

Murder on the Serpentine Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Murder on the Serpentine

  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425284988

Murder on the Serpentine Book Description :

London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace. In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidante, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince's friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back, Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine. The death has been ruled an unfortunate accident and the investigation closed, but the Queen is not convinced that all is as it seems and tasks Pitt with finding the truth. Forced to act alone in this most sensitive of investigations, Pitt finds himself embroiled in a plot that threatens not only the reputations of men, but also the safety and reputation of the Empire. . .

The Serpentine Wall Book

The Serpentine Wall

  • Author : James F. Harris
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412849708

The Serpentine Wall Book Description :

Presents a history of the separation of church and state in the United States, from colonial American experiments in theocracy to the present day, in which the Supreme Court has come to weigh in on such issues.

Serpentine Book


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241475102

Serpentine Book Description :

**Don't miss the second series of His Dark Materials on BBC One this November.** A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. Serpentine is a perfect gift for every Pullman fan, new and old. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina Pekkala told me everything about your exploits' Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind. In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend, where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem . . . Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust. 'It's a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on' New York Times 'Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world-builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading' Telegraph

Serpentine Fire Book

Serpentine Fire

  • Author : Jon Binkowski and Stephen DeWoody
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491732731

Serpentine Fire Book Description :

A devastating, globe-shaking earthquake hits California; but terrible as it is, it only sets the stage for the real disaster to come. Because at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, a fissure opens and releases a life-form that has been locked away for countless millennia. When the quake strikes: Marine biologist Charles Jacobs is lucky to survive as his beloved Monterey Aquarium collapses. In Oakland, NOAA scientist Felix Goodwin suddenly finds himself tapped by his Washington boss, millionaire industrialist Garrison Drummond, to head up Emergency Operations. And environmentalist Natalie DiBella, homeward bound on an airliner that narrowly avoids crashing, dreads that her family may not have been so lucky. Months later, when Charles is brought to a top secret government facility to examine a huge, strange creature, it is like nothing the eminent scientist has ever seen before. As impossible as it seems, it is a "sea serpent"?and it is not alone. Soon the oceans are swarming with them, in all shapes and sizes, but all with the same eerie jade eyes. Charles comes to realize that they are the ultimate invasive species; Natalie thinks they are a beautiful force of nature?and the Machiavellian Drummond believes they have the potential for almost limitless power.

Serpentine Socks Book

Serpentine Socks

  • Author : Wendy D. Johnson
  • Publisher : Potter Craft
  • Release Date : 2011-12-13
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307985446

Serpentine Socks Book Description :

The "snakes" on these socks aren't poisonous, and they wouldn't dream of hurting you. They are actually very obedient and fall into place nicely as you knit. Use a light-colored yarn to highlight the textured pattern. Suggested materials include 1/fine yarn and 2 size 2 US (2.75mm) circular needles (or one long circular needle). Fits sizes small (7 1/2"), medium (8"), and large (8 1/2").

The Shadow Serpentine Book

The Shadow Serpentine

  • Author : Matthew Davis
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2008-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595501724

The Shadow Serpentine Book Description :

Within the makeshift corridors of a dark labyrinth, lost beneath an old man's secluded mansion, five reluctant strangers will find one another, drawn together by a mysterious, luminescent force. Searching for lost companions, hidden exits, or redemption for wasted years, each of these strangers will face the toughest challenge of their lives. For, within the confines of the dark labyrinth, the strangers are being hunted by an ancient legend, a shadowy horror unknown to the world of man. Their journeys will take them through haunted graveyards, possessed swamps, and dreamscape realms filled with hopes and horrors; yet, along the way, through all their encounters, the sands of the hourglass are ever-shifting, counting down to a nightmarish reality. Now, racing against time and the shadows around them, these strangers must confront the darkest of demons, an aged man obsessed with immortality, and the ultimate horror he has awakened: the legend of the shadow serpentine.



  • Author : Becky Nirali Kleinschmidt
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481717854


DANCE OF THE SERPENTINE is the follow-up collection of poems to DANCING FISH TOUCH THE SKY. This collection of poetry reflects the beauty of the earth, the peace of Ahimsa, and one’s personal experiences and spiritual journey. These thought provoking poems are grounded in spirituality and awareness, as the author navigates through her life with an interesting perspective of people, places and life experiences. DANCE OF THE SERPENTINE tells a story of hope, peace and adventure.

The Serpentine Cave Book

The Serpentine Cave

  • Author : Jill Paton Walsh
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446423011

The Serpentine Cave Book Description :

When Marion's mother is silenced, first by a stroke, and then by death, she is left confronting the chaotic detritus of a life obsessively devoted to art. she has left it too late to ask the crucial questions about scenes confusedly remembered from her childhood, and above all about the identity of her own father, 'lost in the war'. Out of the hundreds of paintings in her mother's studio, one, a portrait of a young man, is inscribed 'For Marion'. Is this her father? And who was he? Marion's search takes her to the Cornish town of St Ives. In the remote and closeknit town where communities of fisherfolk and artists have coexisted for many years, she learns of a tragedy which is intrinsically tied up with her father's life. Over fifty years before, the St Ives lifeboat went down with all hands bar one. Marion must delve deep into the past to discover the identity of a man she never knew,a nd in so doing confront the demons which have tortured her own adult life. The Serpentine Cave is an imagined story containing a true one - a powerful novel about memory and loss, birth and rebirth, and past regrets which still have the power to plague the present.

The Serpentine Road Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Serpentine Road

  • Author : Paul Mendelson
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472111401

The Serpentine Road Book Description :

Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century. In Cape Town in 2015, the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. But, as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates, possible motives for her death abound: a highly controversial art exhibition, her sexual preferences, her relationship - as yet unknown by the press - with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle. And, moving South down through the country, five men are murdered, each with a connection to a point in history De Vries would sooner forget. When the link is made, De Vries must re-live the traumatic event to uncover the perpetrator. Old wounds, hidden in history, are exposed, and a mysterious killer approaches, whom no one seems able to stop. Longlisted for the 2015 Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger (Crime Novel of the Year) Praise for Paul Mendelson: 'Authoritative and unblinkered fare' Financial Times 'Once more, South Africa is brought vividly to life in a fine crimer which delivers a warm change from the regular diet of Scandinavian angst' Weekend Sport 'The Serpentine Road has been my discovery of the year. Paul Mendelson has the makings of a literary superstar' Jenny Crwys Williams, Radio 702/Cape Talk 567 'In another superb slice of South African noir, Mendelson illuminates the corruption and criminality that plagues a country still haunted by apartheid. A taut thriller which evokes a unique political and geog

Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy Book

Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy

  • Author : James Matthew
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481754620

Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy Book Description :

Twenty-four year old Jack McFarland lives in Indianapolis in 1995. He is an aspiring musician who works only as much as he has to in order to keep more time available for his true passions: music, partying, and chasing women. His life is carefree until he comes across an old college crush, Sophia Mitchell, whom he could never quite conquer. Sophie finally accepts some of Jacks advances, but there will be a price that he will have to pay. For Sophies world is not as carefree as Jacks. It is a world where Jack must learn to struggle tooth and nail just to stay alive. Ride along for three adventures with Jack and Sophie in this trilogy that will take them throughout the Midwest and even overseas as they try to survive while avoiding assassins, kidnappers, and terrorists. It is a ride that will also take Jack to levels of pleasure he has never known. Jacks world will never be the same as long as he stays with Sophie. But now that he is with her, he may never be able to get away.

LEGO Ninjago  3  Rise of the Serpentine Book

LEGO Ninjago 3 Rise of the Serpentine

  • Author : Greg Farshtey
  • Publisher : Papercutz
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597075169

LEGO Ninjago 3 Rise of the Serpentine Book Description :

Invasion of the Snakes! How do you defeat a foe who can take control of your mind? That's the latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge that confronts Cole, Zane, Jay, and Kai, the Masters of Spinjitzu! They better figure that out fast because one of them does indeed fall under the spell of the Hypnobrai! How will his fellow ninja react? The shocking answers to these questions await you in "Rise of the Serpentine," by Greg Farshtey and Paul Lee!