Thin Air: A Yellowthread Street Mystery
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Thin Air: A Yellowthread Street Mystery (Yellowthread Street #4)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 186 pages
Published June 24th 1982 by Penguin Books (first published 1977)
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Matthew Beck
I admit a bias when it comes to Yellowthread Street. Rereading these every other year or so, I'm struck each time by Marshall's empathy and his skill at drawing believable characters. Even the weakest of the books (I number this among them) include vivid characters, a genius for syntax, and generous amounts of humor.
This was one of my favorite books regarding the Philadelphia Experiment. It's a fictional account of the Naval myth-The Philadelphia Experiment. This book came out years before the movie, The Philadelphia Experiment came out. I believe the movie was based on this book.
The story flashes back and forth from the present to the past (World War 2). A scientist is experimenting on making a naval ship, and it's crew, vanish in order to sneak into enemy terroritory. The horrendous results when the ship...more

This is a suspense novel "inspired" by the legend of the "Philadelphia Experiment". The novel has taken up the idea and built an intriguing suspense talearound it. Story starts with Harold Fletcher having dreams of people and ships vanishing and is confused as he belives them to be a recollection rather than simple dreams. When Nicholas Hammond of Naval Intelligence gets a call for help from an old friend he gets entrapped in solving a mystery and conspiracy deeper and darker than he or Harold F...more
Kathryn McCary
Fourth of the Yellowthread Street mysteries. It is impossible to comment on these books without risking spoilers--but this one involves airplanes and sabotage in the kindler gentler era two decades before the twin towers were destroyed. It is engrossing and amusing, but the refrigerator moment kicks in very shortly after you close the book.
Dec 25, 2008 Inna marked it as to-read
note: A dramatic fictional account, clearly inspired by the Philadelphia Experiment accounts, of a conspiracy to cover up a horrific experiment gone wrong on board the Eldridge in 1943.
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William Marshall (or William Leonard Marshall) (born 1944, Australia) is an Australian author, best known for his Hong Kong-based "Yellowthread Street" mystery novels, some of which were used as the basis for a British TV series.
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