Death Of An Avid Reader

Author: Frances Brody
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466875704
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An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make Death of an Avid Reader an absorbing 6th installment in this mystery, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie. The Search for a Daughter Lady Coulton gave up the baby that would have ruined her marriage, born when Lord Coulton was abroad. Now that her husband is dying, she asks Kate to find Sophia. A Haunted Library It is forty years since the ghost of a dead librarian haunted the old library, yet the stories have begun again. Kate does not believe in ghosts but obligingly takes part in a ceremony to expel the restless spirit. Shockingly, there is a body in the basement, strangled, and covered in dusty volumes from a fallen bookcase. It is Dr. Potter, a mathematician. A Killer on the Loose Dr. Potter’s body is taken away. The police find a sick man sheltering in the basement. He is an Italian, Umberto, an organ grinder and owner of a lively Capuchin monkey. Umberto becomes the prime suspect and will be charged with murder. Kate goes with Umberto to the infirmary. But he is too weak to be a suspect. And now Kate must set out to find the real culprit...

A Death In The Dales

Author: Frances Brody
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 125009884X
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An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make A Death in the Dales an absorbing 7th installment in this mystery, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie. A murder most foul When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe... A village of secrets But it just so happens that Freda’s nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet. When Harriet strikes up a friendship with a local girl whose young brother is missing, the search leads Kate to uncover another suspicious death, not to mention an illicit affair. The case of a lifetime As the present mysteries merge with the past’s mistakes, Kate is thrust into the secrets that Freda left behind and realizes that this courageous woman has entrusted her with solving a murder from beyond the grave. It soon becomes clear to her that nothing in Langcliffe is quite as it appears, and with a murderer on the loose and an ever-growing roster of suspects, this isn’t the holiday Kate was expecting... Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton returns in A Death in the Dales with another mystery that's sure to "hold the reader attention and make them continue reading into the small hours of the night" (York Press, UK).

Enormously Improved By Death

Author: Poppy Raven
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847531970
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In the moonlight, the body hanging over the edge of the swimming pool looked like a decorative feature. Molly disliked Liz Ellerman - in fact it was an encounter with Liz which drove her to escape from the party into Peter's beloved garden - but she was shaken to find her dead. Being an avid reader of detective stories, Molly cannot help trying to solve the crime. When her husband Howard is arrested she stops being ashamed of her interest, and looks with new eyes at all her acquaintances. She finds that most of them have some reason to wish for Liz's death...

Regimes Of Historicity

Author: François Hartog
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538766
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François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society's "regimes of historicity," or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Paul Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of historical consciousness and contrasting it with an investigation of the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins's concept of "heroic history." He tracks changing perspectives on time in Chateaubriand's Historical Essay and Travels in America and sets them alongside other writings from the French Revolution. He revisits the insights of the French Annales School and situates Pierre Nora's Realms of Memory within a history of heritage and today's presentism, from which he addresses Jonas's notion of our responsibility for the future. Our presentist present is by no means uniform or clear-cut, and it is experienced very differently depending on the position we occupy in society. We are caught up in global movement and accelerated flows, or else condemned to the life of casual workers, living from hand to mouth in a stagnant present, with no recognized past, and no real future either (since the temporality of plans and projects is inaccessible). The present is therefore experienced as emancipation or enclosure, and the perspective of the future is no longer reassuring, since it is perceived not as a promise, but as a threat. Hartog's resonant readings show us how the motor of history(-writing) has stalled and help us understand the contradictory qualities of our contemporary presentist relation to time.

The Death Of A Writer

Author: Drac Von Stoller
Editor: Drac Von Stoller
ISBN: 1465707514
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Daniel always dreamed of being an aspiring author that would make him the envy of every horror fiction writer. Daniel was an avid horror reader that knew every character in his books. Daniel loved to show off to his friends about how much he knew about the characters he read about in his books. Daniel's life was about to change very soon. Daniel liked to read his horror books down in the family crypt. Daniel would say to himself "If I'm going to be a famous author what better place for me to be inspired, the family crypt. Daniel would spend hours down in the family crypt reading book after book until his eyes were too heavy to see what he was reading. One night when the wind was blowing and the trees were swaying back and forth Daniel felt inspired and told his parent's that he wanted to spend the night in the family crypt. Daniel's parent's weren't big horror fans, but if Daniel feels that spending the night in the family crypt will inspire him to write, then so be it. Daniel thanked his parent's for being so understanding. Daniel's parent's packed him some food and gave him a lantern and sleeping pack so he would be comfortable during the night. Daniel's father walked with him to the family crypt so he could make sure Daniel was safe.

Face Of Death A Zoe Prime Mystery Book 1

Author: Blake Pierce
Editor: Blake Pierce
ISBN: 109431272X
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“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI Special Agent Zoe Prime suffers from a rare condition which also gives her a unique talent—she views the world through a lens of numbers. The numbers torment her, make her unable to relate to people, and give her a failed romantic life—yet they also allow her to see patterns that no other FBI agent can see. Zoe keeps her condition a secret, ashamed, in fear her colleagues may find out. Yet when a serial killer strikes across the Midwest, strangling women in remote places and seemingly at random, Zoe, for the first time, is stumped. Is there a pattern? Can there be no pattern at all? Or is this killer as obsessed with numbers as she is? In a mad race against time, Zoe must enter the diabolical mind of a killer who always seems to be one step ahead of her, and stop him from claiming his next victim before it’s too late. At the same time, she must keep at bay her own demons, which may ultimately prove to be even more threatening. An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the series—FACE OF MURDER and FACE OF FEAR—are also available!

Time Of Death

Author: Beverly Barton
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1847561403
Size: 12,68 MB
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Prepare to lose sleep with this exhilarating thriller. When the clock strikes twelve, it's time to die...One by one, random victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight... Since her fall from Hollywood, actress Lorie Hammonds has returned to her hometown of Alabama and built a new life for herself. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. But as the notes become more personal, Lorie is running scared. Sheriff Mike Birkett, Lorie's ex-lover has been avoiding her, but when investigators uncover Lorie's connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's becoming terrifyingly personal. With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie's will be the last name left on his list. But is Lorie all that she seems? As she battles to unearth a deadly secret, will she be able to save herself before time runs out for good?

Understanding The Essay

Author: Patricia Foster
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1554810205
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This is a book on how to read the essay, one that demonstrates how reading is inextricably tied to the art of writing. It aims to treat the essay with the close attention that has been given to other literary genres, and in doing so it suggests the beauty and depth of the form as a whole. At once personal appreciations and acute critical assessments, the pieces collected here broaden our perspective on the essay as a major literary art, tracing its history from William Hazlitt to Joan Didion.

Sex After Death

Author: Kathleen Sterling
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456755862
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Near Death Experiences And Others

Author: Robert Gottlieb
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717915
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A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s written mostly for The New York Review of Books, ranging from reconsiderations of American writers such as Dorothy Parker, Thornton Wilder, Thomas Wolfe (“genius”), and James Jones, to Leonard Bernstein, Lorenz Hart, Lady Diana Cooper (“the most beautiful girl in the world”), the actor-assassin John Wilkes Booth, the scandalous movie star Mary Astor, and not-yet president Donald Trump. The writings compiled here are as various as they are provocative: an extended probe into the world of post-death experiences; a sharp look at the biopics of transcendent figures such as Shakespeare, Molière, and Austen; a soap opera-ish movie account of an alleged affair between Chanel and Stravinsky; and a copious sampling of the dance reviews he’s been writing for The New York Observer for close to twenty years. A worthy successor to his expansive 2011 collection, Lives and Letters, and his admired 2016 memoir, Avid Reader, Near-Death Experiences displays the same insight and intellectual curiosity that have made Gottlieb, in the words of The New York Times’s Dwight Garner, “the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century.”