Mary Crane: and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!

Mary Crane: and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!


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ISBN-13: 9780989304467
Publisher: Little York Books
Publication date: 02/16/2015
Series: Pompey Hollow Book Club , #3
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 870,403
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Jerome Mark Antil is the seventh child of a seventh son - of a seventh son. Born at sunrise it's been told by Mary Holman Antil and Michael C. Antil Sr., that he was the first of eight siblings to stay awake all day and sleep through the night from the moment he was born.
"I remember the Pearl Harbor attack announced on our Zenith radio before I could walk. I heard Edward R. Murrow reporting the War from London...and the scratchy battle-weary ship-to-shore Morse code messages on radio while my diaper was being changed".
Heartfelt fare of family and friendship - light-hearted nostalgia from the 1940s and 1950s are his favorite subjects. He revels at capturing in good detail what it was like being a kid living in a world at War and its long shadows. When the War ended, he grew up in Delphi Falls, which provided the setting for The Pompey Hollow Book Club and The Book of Charlie.
"My dad was a baker from the 1929 Great Depression through the post-War 1950s. As a young boy, I'd ride with him all throughout central and northern New York visiting grocers and U.S. Army bases; baseball parks and bread lines as he sold his bread, hot dog buns, pies and cakes. My Dad was 'Big Mike' and I loved listening to his timeless stories and tall tales - stopping at fishing holes along the way. All day rides with Big Mike - his Buick my Steamboat - his grand stories and an entire world at War my Mississippi."
As an adult Jerry worked as a proof reader and printer's liaison, he later wrote and produced industrial sales and training films. An accomplished writer for public relations and advertising agencies, he would become Chief Marketing Officer for several prominent U.S. companies.
Jerry's favorite authors are: (John Steinbeck) "Steinbeck could peer through a peephole of a person's soul." (Ernest Hemingway) "Grandpa Hemingway could establish character in a single sentence." (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) "His Sherlock would keep me as eager for the next clue and accompanying anecdote as for the crime's solution." (Mark Twain) "Samuel Langhorne Clements was an irreverent observer of human foibles. His stand up was thought provoking, deceptively caustic."

Table of Contents

ONE Boys Will Be Boys TWO Lift that can, Tote That Pail THREE Dying is a Part of Growing Up FOUR Small Talk of Naked Ladies FIVE Duck and Cover! SIX French, Mais Oui - - - French Vichy, Mais Non! SEVEN Marty opens a Can of Worms EIGHT Getting it all out on the Table NINE Darkness affects us all TEN Down To Earth Physics ELEVEN The Dick Tracy Curse TWELVE Late Night SOS Called THIRTEEN The Plot Thickens FOURTEEN Barn Dance FIFTEEN School Fair Day SIXTEEN Friday The 13th SEVENTEEN The Day of Reckoning EIGHTEEN The Set Up NINETEEN Water Witchery TWENTY Who's On First? TWENTY ONE Finding the Camp TWENTY TWO The Jig is Up TWENTY THREE Sign From Above TWENTY FOUR A Right Proper Take-Off EPILOGUE

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Mary Crane: and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PennerRP More than 1 year ago
In Mary Crane, Antil continues to capture the feelings of a close-knit group of "post-War" friends. This time, as they are getting older,they take advantage of their friends, cars, horses & even a Bi-Plane, to capture a Pic-pocket&Thief. Of course, it has a happy ending , with the Bi-Plane taking off into the clear blue skies, waving Goodbye! This book will touch your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago