Unquiet Souls


Author: Liz Mistry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995511156
Category:
Page: 412
View: 3126

Uncommon Cruelty


Author: Liz Mistry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912604081
Category:
Page: 442
View: 8263

Uncoiled Lies


Author: Liz Mistry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995692633
Category:
Page: 452
View: 8111

    • Fiction

Last Stop in Brooklyn

A Mary Handley Mystery
Author: Lawrence H. Levy
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0451498453
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7211
It's the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs. New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behond bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York's justice system, involving not only the police, but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper's style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes. As Mary pieces together the extent of the damage, she crosses paths with Harper Lloyd, an investigative reporter. Their relationship grows into a partnership, and perhaps more, and together they must catch a killer who's still out there, and reverse the ruthless workings of New York's elite. It'll be Mary's most dangerous, most personal case yet.

    • Cinematography

Film

A Critical Introduction
Author: Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694421
Category: Cinematography
Page: 432
View: 7266
"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

Untainted Blood

A DI Gus McGuire Case
Author: Liz Mistry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912175567
Category:
Page: 460
View: 9851

    • Fiction

All Saints' Secrets


Author: Nicole Loughan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491235980
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 3248
There is a new mystery on the bayou. Lisette, a beautiful Creole teenager, died on the last day of school in a boating accident. When the police take a closer look at the accident they unearth the dead girl and get more than they bargained for; like a second body in the tomb. Fanchon tries to stay out of it but the Saints keep pulling her back with a secret sure to change her life.

Urge to Kill


Author: J. J. Franklin
Publisher: Earthtiger
ISBN: 9780957193505
Category:
Page: 342
View: 9627
Urge to Kill is the first in a series of novels featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police. It is a rich psychological thriller with great character development of both the detective and the murderer. The reader quickly becomes engaged in the epic battle between these two men. The book is set within the historic district of Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire. 'Matt shivered at the odd mix of images. It was almost as if they had the copper's nightmare to deal with - a child's murder. Except this was no innocent child but a young woman, he would guess around twenty-two and with everything to live for. Though it was obvious she was a woman, the bows in her hair, her pink party dress and white ankle socks said she was a little girl.' Detective Inspector Matt Turrell returns from honeymoon to face the most bizarre and dangerous case of his career after the body of a woman is found at a luxury spa near Stratford-upon-Avon. However, struggling within the confines of his new marriage, and haunted by a past mistake, Matt finds it difficult to concentrate. Killer, Clive Draper, is a clever, ambiguous character whose motives and personality is not beyond empathy. Empowered by his first kill, Clive uses his charm to draw further victims into his net. Seeing Matt as his mortal enemy, he uses his charisma to lure Matt's new wife into his snare. With the danger coming ever closer to home, Matt finds himself drawn into a deadly duel, where he must put his own life on the line and where the stakes have never been higher.

    • Fiction

First to Die


Author: Alex Caan
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785761870
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3795
Zain Harris and Kate Riley return in another nail-biting thriller Bonfire Night and St James's Park is filled with thousands of Anonymous protesters in a stand-off with the police. When a cloaked, Guido Fawkes mask-wearing body is discovered the following morning, Zain Harris and Kate Riley are called in to investigate. The corpse has been eaten away by a potentially lethal and highly contagious virus, resulting in enforced quarantine for anyone who came into contact with the body. The autopsy reveals the victim was a senior civil servant, whose work in international development involved saving lives. There is no obvious reason why anyone would want him dead. As the research team looking into the origins of the deadly virus narrow down the possibilities, first one, then another pharmacist go missing. Meanwhile, a dark truth starts to emerge about the murder victim: he was an aggressive man, whose bullying behaviour resulted in the suicide attempt of one of his former staff members, and one of his favoured charities is rumoured to be involved in human trafficking. He must have had enemies after all... The mystery is becoming increasingly complicated and with thirty lives potentially at stake, Kate and Zain have their work cut out for them. Can they find the two missing pharmacists in time, or will they too end up dead?

    • Medical

Golden Holocaust

Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
Author: Robert N. Proctor
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950437
Category: Medical
Page: 752
View: 7657
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a web of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold stories of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the strongest case to date for a simple yet ambitious remedy: a ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.

    • Performing Arts

Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World


Author: Monica S. Cyrino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137299606
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 278
View: 9308
This dynamic collection of essays by international film scholars and classicists addresses the provocative representation of sexuality in the ancient world on screen. A critical reader on approaches used to examine sexuality in classical settings, contributors use case studies from films and television series spanning from the 1920s to the present.

    • History

Lynching and Spectacle

Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940
Author: Amy Louise Wood
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807878118
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 4964
Lynch mobs in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America exacted horrifying public torture and mutilation on their victims. In Lynching and Spectacle, Amy Wood explains what it meant for white Americans to perform and witness these sadistic spectacles and how lynching played a role in establishing and affirming white supremacy. Lynching, Wood argues, overlapped with a variety of cultural practices and performances, both traditional and modern, including public executions, religious rituals, photography, and cinema, all which encouraged the horrific violence and gave it social acceptability. However, she also shows how the national dissemination of lynching images ultimately fueled the momentum of the antilynching movement and the decline of the practice. Using a wide range of sources, including photos, newspaper reports, pro- and antilynching pamphlets, early films, and local city and church records, Wood reconfigures our understanding of lynching's relationship to modern life. Wood expounds on the critical role lynching spectacles played in establishing and affirming white supremacy at the turn of the century, particularly in towns and cities experiencing great social instability and change. She also shows how the national dissemination of lynching images fueled the momentum of the antilynching movement and ultimately led to the decline of lynching. By examining lynching spectacles alongside both traditional and modern practices and within both local and national contexts, Wood reconfigures our understanding of lynching's relationship to modern life.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Images that Injure

Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media
Author: Paul Martin Lester,Susan Dente Ross
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275978464
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 322
View: 1449
Offers a critical view of media stereotypes of diverse cultural groups, including ethnic, racial, and gender-related imagery.

    • Crime

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes


Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119143
Category: Crime
Page: 449
View: 1494
Over 800 entries examine the facts, evidence, and leading theories of a variety of unsolved murders, robberies, kidnappings, serial killings, disappearances, and other crimes.

    • Performing Arts

Postmodern Hollywood

What's New in Film and why it Makes Us Feel So Strange
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275999001
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 213
View: 3708
Looks at the varied manifestations of postmodernism in an array of popular American films from the 1950s forward.

    • Reference

The Roman salute

cinema, history, ideology
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814208649
Category: Reference
Page: 223
View: 491
The raised-arm salute was the most popular symbol of Fascism, Nazism, and related political ideologies in the twentieth century and is said to have derived from an ancient Roman custom. Although modern historians and others employ it as a matter of course, the term “Roman salute” is a misnomer. The true origins of this salute can be traced back to the popular culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that dealt with ancient Rome: historical plays and films. The visual culture of stage and screen from the 1890s to the 1920s was chiefly responsible for the wide familiarity of Europeans and Americans with forms of the raised-arm salute and made it readily available for political purposes. The Roman Salute: Cinema, History, Ideology by Martin M. Winkler presents extensive evidence for the modern origin of the raised-arm salute from well before the birth of Fascism and traces its varieties and its dissemination. The continuing presence of certain aspects of Fascism makes an examination of all its facets desirable, especially when the true origins of a symbol as potent as the salute and the history of its dissemination are barely known to classicists and historians of ancient Rome on the one hand, and to scholars of modern European history, on the other. Thus this book will appeal to classicists and historians, including film historians, and will be of interest to readers beyond the academy.

    • Fiction

Down to the Woods

DI Helen Grace 8
Author: M. J. Arlidge
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405925671
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 6621
THE EIGHTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify? Is a psychopath stalking the forest? Is there an occult element to the killings? Could the murders even be an offering to the Forest itself? Helen must walk into the darkness to discover the truth behind her most challenging, most macabre case yet. *** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

    • Fiction

Deadly Secrets

An absolutely gripping crime thriller
Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786814277
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
View: 6660

    • Fiction

Anna: One Love, Two Stories


Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781788542081
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 2463
From the heartbreaking, uplifting and bestselling Amanda Prowse, this is an unforgettable romance about what happens when two very different people fall in love. There are two sides to every love story. This is Anna's. Anna Cole grew up poor, but her mother's love made her feel rich every day. Then her mother died, and Anna was sent to a care home. As a teenager, Anna vowed that one day, she would have children of her own, and create the happy, noisy family life she always craved. Then, one day, Anna meets Theo Montgomery in a lift. Theo has kind eyes, but a sad past. His family were rich, but his childhood was full of neglect. Theo can't imagine bringing a child into this cruel world, but he does want a soulmate. Someone to love him unconditionally;someone with whom he can share his family's wealth. Theo and Anna are two damaged souls, from two different worlds. Is their love for each other enough to let go of the pain of their pasts? Or will Anna and Theo break each others' hearts? Reviews for Amanda Prowse: 'Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill ... Deeply moving and inspiring' DAILY MAIL. 'Powerful and emotional family drama that packs a real punch' HEAT. 'A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read' IRISH SUN. 'Captivating, heartbreaking, superbly written' CLOSER. 'Very uplifting and positive, but you may still need a box (or two) of tissues' HELLO. 'An emotional, unputdownable read' RED.