Dead By Sunset

Author: Ann Rule
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743202775
Size: 10,77 MB
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The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime Files volumes, based on fascinating case histories, have assured her reputation as our premier chronicler of crime. Now the former Seattle policewoman brings us the horrific account of a charismatic man adored by beautiful and brilliant women who always gave him what he, money, their very lives.... When attorney Cheryl Keeton's brutally bludgeoned body was found in her van in the fast lane of an Oregon freeway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, was the likely suspect. But there was no solid evidence linking him to the crime. He married again, for the fifth time, and his stunning new wife, a physician named Sara, adopted his three sons. They all settled down to family life on a luxurious estate. But gradually, their marriage became a nightmare.... In this gripping account of Cheryl's murder, Ann Rule takes us from Brad's troubled boyhood to one of the most bizarre trials in legal history, uncovering multiple marriages, financial manipulations, infidelities, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge along the way. Dead By Sunset is Ann Rule at her riveting best.

Sunset Boulevard

Author: Billy Wilder
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520218550
Size: 11,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Sunset Boulevard" (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. This facsimile edition of the screenplay provides intriguing background information about Wilder and the film's casting and production.

Death At Sunset Hc6x9

Author: Don Rizzo
ISBN: 9781937067175
Size: 14,54 MB
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Professional thief Michael O'Shea is thrust into a series of murders when a recent burglary goes astray. The Sunset Cove Police Department, led by John Lawson, is rapidly gathering enough evidence against him to put him away for life. But Michael attracts an unusual associate in Nicki Fontaine, and between the two of them, Michael hopes to survive and remain free long enough to identify the actual killer.

Dead At The Saddleworth Moor

Author: R. Barri Flowers
Editor: R. Barri Flowers
Size: 17,72 MB
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From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and international bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders and Murder at the Pencil Factory, comes a riveting new true crime short, Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley. In this frightening tale of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder, British serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley targeted children in the early 1960s--killing five and burying most of them in the Saddleworth Moor in Northern England--before being brought to justice. Included as a bonus is a complete true crime short, The Sunset Strip Killers, about serial killers Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, who targeted runaways and prostitutes in Hollywood, California in 1980 for rape, torture, murder, and necrophilia. An added bonus is an excerpt from R. Barri Flowers bestselling true crime short, The Pickaxe Killers, the unnerving tale of double murderers Karla Faye Tucker and Daniel Garrett, and the resulting national debate on the death penalty.

The Book Of Dead Philosophers

Author: Simon Critchley
Editor: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847085423
Size: 13,41 MB
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Starting from the premise that philosophers' deaths have been as interesting as their lives, Simon Critchley looks at the strange circumstances in which some philosophers have died and then confronts the big themes - in this case, what 'a good death' means and how to live with the knowledge of death. The book consists of short entries on various philosophers, cataloguing the manner of their demises and linking this to their central ideas, from the Pre-Socratics to Rousseau, Kant and Nietzsche among many others. The book concludes with Critchley's thoughts on the ideal of the philosophical death as a way of denouncing contemporary delusions and sophistries, what Francis Bacon saw as the Idols of the Tribe, the Den, the Market-Place and the Theatre (incidentally, Bacon died in a particularly cold winter in London in 1626 from a cold contracted after trying to stuff a chicken with snow as an experiment in refrigeration).

The Talent

Author: Celine Yon
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477112863
Size: 20,69 MB
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Flo has never left Fort Nelson, Canada, as her father dies tragically in a car accident she is faced with many revelations which takes her over to the south of France on a voyage of self discovery. Flo is faced with many legends and creatures that she had not believed could exist and the realisation that all along she had been hidden away from her true purpose. From the snow covered Alaska to the warmth of Bordeaux, Flo is forced to trust her instincts to experience the true meaning of the spiritual world.

Old Romanian Fairytales

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469190303
Size: 10,66 MB
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The present book of English translations captures and conveys great narratives of the Romanian folklore. This is a book for all libraries that carries childrens books with collections of cultural studies, folklore, and cultural anthropology. Old Romanian Fairy Tales captures the imagination, conveys important lessons about morality and responsibility, and strikes a chord of deep patterns on which our civilization was built. Readers will encounter fabulous fairies, Prince Charming, witness battles with dragons, betrayal, competition, and love. The book has beautiful imaginative color illustrations; this is a book from which children and mature people would immensely benefit. To add more to the uniqueness of this book: these fairy tales were never translated before into the English language.

Old Romanian Fairy Tales

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479789976
Size: 10,50 MB
Format: PDF
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OLD ROMANIAN FAIRY TALES by Mirela Roznoveanu Illustrated by: Alexandra Conte

Close Up On Sunset Boulevard

Author: Sam Staggs
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466830468
Size: 14,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 173

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films of the twentieth century, Sunset Boulevard is also famous as silent star Gloria Swanson's comeback picture. Sam Staggs's Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it. It's about the writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett-sardonically called "the happiest couple in Hollywood"-and their raucous professional relationship. It's about the art direction and the sets, the costumes, the props, the lights and the cameras, and the personalities who used those tools to create a cinematic work of art. Staggs goes behind the scenes to reveal: William Holden, endlessly attacked by his bitter wife and already drinking too much; Nancy Olson, the cheerful ingenue who had never heard of the great Gloria Swanson; the dark genius Erich von Stroheim; the once famous but long-forgotten "Waxworks"; and of course Swanson herself, who-just like Norma Desmond-had once been "the greatest star of them all." But the story of Sunset Boulevard doesn't end with the movie's success and acclaim at its release in 1950. There's much more, and Staggs layers this stylish book with fascinating detail, following the actors and Wilder into their post-Sunset careers and revealing Gloria Swanson's never-ending struggle to free herself from the clutches of Norma Desmond. Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard also chronicles the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production of Sunset Boulevard and the explosive diva controversies that dogged it. The book ends with a shocking example of Hollywood life imitating Hollywood art. By the last page of this rich narrative, readers will conclude: We are those "wonderful people out there in the dark."