Kinsey And Me

Author: Sue Grafton
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101614315
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In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone. Today, Kinsey is an icon of detective fiction and her creator is at the top of her form. This collection is both a look at Sue Grafton’s own early life in the guise of the character Kit Blue, and a fascinating glimpse of Kinsey Millhone in nine tales featuring “the spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator [in] the entire detective novel genre.”—Entertainment Weekly

G Is For Grafton

Author: Natalie Hevener Kaufman
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466854251
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Revised and updated through "O" Is for Outlaw, the Edgar Award Winner for Best Biographical Work is the essential reader's companion to the world of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone With the cooperation of Sue Grafton, who provided unprecedented access to her working journals, authors Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay have created a fully dimensional biography of Kinsey Millhone that will answer every question readers have ever had. Here is a feast for Kinsey's fans, including such features as time lines, maps, floor plans, case logs, and photographs. But this book is also a revealing journey into the mind and work habits of Kinsey's creator. You'll learn why Grafton chose to write detective fiction and how she responds to runaway plot lines and unruly characters. You will find out what titles she has discarded in the series, what she plans for Kinsey's future, and how she sees their evolving relationship. Ultimately, you'll understand why Grafton is so esteemed in the field of detective fiction and, from an analysis of her craft, why she has earned so prominent a place in American letters.

An Insider S View Of Sexual Science Since Kinsey

Author: Ira L. Reiss
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742546530
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Ira Reiss presents to those interested in the work of sexual science a view of this field. The text provides a personal account of the author's experiences in sexual science that helps the reader understand many of the major issues that confront those insexual science.

For The Love Of Kinsey A Guide Dog And Her Human

Author: Kimberly Thurman
Editor: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1630843288
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Kimberly Thurman Kim is blind. She leads a full and active life with her loving husband Butch, a grown daughter and son-in-law, two granddaughters, her guide dog Sal, and her rescued-pet dog Benny. It was October of ’07. Kim’s first guide dog, Angus, her guide and constant companion for eleven years, was gravely ill and would have to be put down. A thousand miles away, Kinsey was completing her final month of professional guide dog training. Kinsey became Kim’s guide in December of ’07. This is Kim’s story, a collection of her emails to me, in which she tells of her happy, funny, and poignant experiences with Kinsey, an extraordinary dog. Sherry Bennett Warshauer A guide dog gives a blind person mobility, protection, companionship, and unconditional affection. It enables physical access to the world beyond the home, encouraging a full and active lifestyle. Dog raisers volunteer their time and effort to harbor, train and love a puppy until it is ready for professional guide dog training. Their mission is to enhance the quality of a blind person’s life. For me, it is my opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Kinsey Millhone First Three Novels

Author: Sue Grafton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447219678
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The first three novels in Sue Grafton's bestselling Kinsey Millhone private investigator crime series: A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar and C is for Corpse. A is for Alibi: When Laurence Fife was murdered, few cared. A slick divorce attorney with a reputation for ruthlessness, Fife was also rumoured to be a slippery ladies’ man. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The Jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her husband. But the trail has gone cold and there is a chilling twist even Kinsey didn’t expect . . . B is for Burglar: There was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. There was a will to be settled. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn’t going to argue. She kicked herself later for the things she didn’t see - Beverly Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars and she didn’t seem like someone longing for a family reunion. But just as Kinsey begins to suspect foul play and start asking questions, Beverly Danziger pulls her off the case and fires her . . . C is for Corpse: Kinsey met Bobby Callahan in the gym on Monday morning. His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead, and his memory severely impaired. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him. By Thursday, he was dead. But Kinsey wasn’t going back on a deal. She had been hired to prevent a murder. Now she was looking for the murderer . . .

Presidential Liability

Author: Chris Taylor
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146915546X
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Presidential Liability is a political-based thriller that explores the unique struggles faced by Americas fi rst family. The fi rst son, Charlie Seaborne, and his small town girlfriend, Lindsey, take advantage of a car accident to escape from Charlies assigned Secret Service agents. In love and fed up with the constant surveillance, Charlie and Lindsey head to Florida for a quick vacation without the oppressive shadowing. They are unaware, however, that the Farah Terrorist Cell intends to kidnap Charlie and hold him for ransom. Now it is a race to see who will fi nd them fi rst, the terrorists or the pairing of two incompatible government agents. While leading the federal governments efforts to track down Charlie, the president must face a brutal murder, an inside scandal, and oversee a covert operation in Iran. Presidential Liability is a fast paced, original novel that will engage readers wanting a suspenseful, politically charged story with realistic credibility.

Manila Demon

Author: Thomas Maul
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469172119
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Manila Demon is a horror novel that is guaranteed to shock, intrigue and fascinate readers of all macabre tastes. Drawing from time spent in the Philippines, Maul spins a credible tale that draws from popular legends of haunting in Manila and folklore from the provinces involving Aswang. All variety of horror fans will find pleasure here, from fans of traditional creepy and suspenseful ghost tales to lovers of grotesque torture industrial-styled horror. After leading character, Tim Randolph, goes to Manila to meet the sexy girl of his dreams, Lily, he finds out, too late, that Lily has some dark secrets. These secrets catapult Tim on a journey through Manila that involves questions of love, death and sanity. The novel draws from first-hand research into the geography, customs, politics, culture and folklore of the Philippines. Manila Demon portrays both sides of Manila in riveting detail, the beauty of the landscape and kindness of the people contrasted with the corruption, murder, madness and mayhem that percolates just beneath the surface. From local Manila fixtures of cockfights, Aswang, Balete Drive, shabu, Ozone Disco, Burgos Street, North Cemetery and the Film Center to international phenomenon like Stockholm syndrome, expat safety, identity crisis and demonic possession, horror fans around the world will find passionate spills, thrills and chills here. Like Manila Demon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manilademon

Dr Kinsey And The Institute For Sex Research

Author: Wardell Baxter Pomeroy
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300029161
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A former colleague of the renowned scientist provides an in-depth portrait of his remarkable career researching man's sexual practices.

Eye Of The Beholder

Author: Kathy Herman
Editor: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307563162
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Things Aren’t Always How They Appear! Guy Jones is about to burst his buttons. He just won the biggest case of his career and is being hailed by his law partners. But his wife, Ellen, is consumed with her quirky, needy friends and misses his victory dinner. Little does she know that Kinsey Abbott, Guy’s pretty legal secretary, is more than happy to keep him company. Communication between the Joneses rapidly deteriorates when Ellen’s stubborn loyalty to an Iranian couple lands her in the FBI’s spotlight—and Guy’s bad graces. Guy soon discovers Kinsey’s dark side, which inevitably pulls him into a web of danger and deceit. He decides not to tell Ellen. But it’s going to cost him. Who is my neighbor? Guy Jones is about to burst his buttons. He just won the biggest case of his career and is being hailed by his law partners. But his wife, Ellen, is so consumed with her quirky, needy friends that she misses his victory dinner—and bright, beautiful legal secretary Kinsey Abbott is only too glad to keep him company. When a fishing boat full of explosives is seized near Seaport, Ellen’s stubborn loyalty to her Iranian friends lands her in the FBI’s spotlight—and Guy’s bad graces. But when Guy encounters Kinsey’s dark side, a lot more than the Joneses’ marriage is threatened! Amid danger, deceit, and violence, Guy and Ellen clash over a key issue: Who is worth befriending—and who deserves loyalty under fire? “As if pulled from today’s headlines, this novel touches on the fear that overtakes a town when rumors of terrorists are afoot. Filled with unexpected twists, Eye of the Beholder held me captive until the very end.” —Traci DePree Author of Aprons on a Clothesline “Eye of the Beholder enticed me from the first page with familiar and beloved people. Then it took a twist that both delighted and convicted me. This visit to Seaport will change your life.” —Janelle Clare Schneider, Author Story Behind the Book “My novels don’t come to me ahead of time; each book flows off the tips of my fingers as I sit down and begin to ‘feel’ the issues deep inside myself. For me, the most intriguing aspect of my writing style is that I don’t plan and outline the stories. I turn my fingers loose and get inside the characters and instinctively know where I need to go. After all the suspense is said and done, my hope is that each story will give us pause. That in the deepest part of our souls, we’ll embrace the depth of what it means to be believers and then be moved to share its powerful simplicity with those who struggle without hope. I want Eye of the Beholder to take readers inside my characters’ hearts and minds so they will take an honest look at whether they show favoritism to people of higher social standing. I want them to realize a person’s intrinsic value has nothing to do with social class.” —Kathy Herman

The Classification Of Sex

Author: Donna J. Drucker
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822979500
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Alfred C. Kinsey’s revolutionary studies of human sexual behavior are world-renowned. His meticulous methods of data collection, from comprehensive entomological assemblies to personal sex history interviews, raised the bar for empirical evidence to an entirely new level. In The Classification of Sex, Donna J. Drucker presents an original analysis of Kinsey’s scientific career in order to uncover the roots of his research methods. She describes how his enduring interest as an entomologist and biologist in the compilation and organization of mass data sets structured each of his classification projects. As Drucker shows, Kinsey’s lifelong mission was to find scientific truth in numbers and through observation—and to record without prejudice in the spirit of a true taxonomist. Kinsey’s doctoral work included extensive research of the gall wasp, where he gathered and recorded variations in over six million specimens. His classification and reclassification of Cynips led to the speciation of the genus that remains today. During his graduate training, Kinsey developed a strong interest in evolution and the links between entomological and human behavior studies. In 1920, he joined Indiana University as a professor in zoology, and soon published an introductory text on biology, followed by a coauthored field guide to edible wild plants. In 1938, Kinsey began teaching a noncredit course on marriage, where he openly discussed sexual behavior and espoused equal opportunity for orgasmic satisfaction in marital relationships. Soon after, he began gathering case histories of sexual behavior. As a pioneer in the nascent field of sexology, Kinsey saw that the key to its cogency was grounded in observation combined with the collection and classification of mass data. To support the institutionalization of his work, he cofounded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947. He and his staff eventually conducted over eighteen thousand personal interviews about sexual behavior, and in 1948 he published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, to be followed in 1953 by Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. As Drucker’s study shows, Kinsey’s scientific rigor and his early use of data recording methods and observational studies were unparalleled in his field. Those practices shaped his entire career and produced a wellspring of new information, whether he was studying gall wasp wings, writing biology textbooks, tracing patterns of evolution, or developing a universal theory of human sexuality.