The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing

Autore: Tarquin Hall
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409039609
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Early one morning, on the lawns of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, a group of professionals are attending their therapeutic Laughing Club when a 20-foot apparition of the Goddess Kali apppears, and strikes one of their number dead. The goddess disappears without trace, and soon news of the crime has all India agog. For the victim is celebrated sceptic and rationalist Dr Suresh Jha, enemy of all gurus and mystics, and he has been silenced in a manner calculated to unnerve even his most loyal supporters. As the media go into a frenzy, it becomes clear that the case goes to the heart of the battle between superstition and rationality in modern India. But the fact remains that a murder has been committed. And as it becomes clear that powerful forces are at play, one man is perfectly placed to investigate: the portly detective Vish Puri. In fact, the idea that he could resist getting involved in such a tantalizing murder is preposterous. There is as much chance of him going without his lunch.

The Man Who Died Laughing

Autore: David Handler
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259767
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First in the Edgar Award–winning series from “a novelist whose champagne-fizzy mysteries tickle the brain, heart, and funny bone in equal measure” (A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times–bestselling author). Stewart Hoag’s first novel made him the toast of New York. Everyone in Manhattan wanted to be his friend, and he traveled the cocktail circuit supported by Merilee, his wife, and Lulu, his basset hound. But when writer’s block sunk his second novel, his friends, money, and wife all disappeared. Only Lulu stuck by him. The only opportunity left is ghostwriting—an undignified profession that still beats dental school. His first client is Sonny Day, an aging comic who was the king of slapstick three decades ago. Since he and his partner had a falling out in the late 1950s, Day has grown embittered and poor, until the only thing left for him to do is write a memoir. Hoagy and Lulu fly to Hollywood expecting a few months of sunshine and easy living. Instead they find Day’s corpse, and a murder rap with Hoagy’s name on it.

The Case Of The Missing Servant

Autore: Tarquin Hall
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409062090
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Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swathe through modern India's swindlers, cheats and murderers. In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his prize chilli plants? And why is his widowed 'Mummy-ji' attempting to play sleuth when everyone knows Mummies are not detectives? With his team of undercover operatives - Tubelight, Flush and Facecream - Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago -- long before 'that Johnny-come-lately' Sherlock Holmes donned his Deerstalker. The search for Mary takes him to the desert oasis of Jaipur and the remote mines of Jharkhand. From his well-heeled Gymkhana Club to the slums where the servant classes live, Puri's adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity.

The Case Of The Love Commandos

Autore: Tarquin Hall
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451613261
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Coming to the rescue of Ram and Tulsi, only to have Ram disappear, India's Love Commandos, a real-life group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, asks Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, to help them reunite the star-crossed lovers.

Vish Puri E Sampler

Autore: Tarquin Hall
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476708487
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A sampler from each title in Hall’s fun, exotic, mystery series, about which Andrew McCall Smith says, “These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable.” An honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant in The Case of the Missing Servant; the Hindu goddess Kali comes down to earth and murders a laughing scientist in The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing; and the father of the most prominent cricket player in India dies at a feast in The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken. In each of these unique, humorous mysteries, the beloved Most Private Investigator, Vish Puri, sets out to get to the bottom of these witty whodunits, with many a hiccup along the way.

Radio Drama

Autore: Martin Grams
Editore: McFarland Publishing
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The free-standing radios of the middle decades of the 20th century were invitingly rotund and proudly displayed-nothing like today's skinny televisions hidden inside "entertainment centers." Radios were the hub of the family's after-dinner activities, and children and adults gorged themselves on western-adventure series like "The Lone Ranger," police dramas such as "Calling All Cars," and the varied offerings of "The Cavalcade of America." Shows often aired two or three times a week, and many programs were broadcast for more than a decade, comprising hundreds of episodes. This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors. Each entry contains a short broadcast history that includes directors, writers, and actors, and the broadcast dates and airtimes. A comprehensive index rounds out the work.

An Introduction To Literature Criticism And Theory

Autore: Andrew Bennett
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864328
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Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘the beginning’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works – so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literary laughter. Each chapter ends with a narrative guide to further reading and the book also includes a glossary and bibliography. The fourth edition has been revised to incorporate two timely new chapters on animals and the environment. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of both reading and studying literature.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Autore: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Includes index.

Laughing Whitefish

Autore: Robert Traver
Editore: MSU Press
ISBN: 1609172191
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Laughing Whitefish is an engrossing trail drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. Young Lawyer William (Willy) Poe puts out a shingle in Marquette, Michigan, in 1873, hoping to meet a woman who will take him seriously. His first client, the alluring Charlotte Kawbawgam, known as Laughing Whitefish, offers an enticing challenge—a compelling case of injustice at the hands of powerful mining interests. Years earlier, Charlotte's father led the Jackson Mining Company to a lucrative iron ore strike, and he was then granted a small share in the mine, which the new owners refuse to honor. Willy is now Charlotte's sole recourse for justice. Laughing Whitefish is a gripping account of barriers between Indian people and their legal rights. These poignant conflicts are delicately wrought by the pre-eminent master of the trial thriller, the best-selling author of Anatomy of a Murder. This new edition includes a foreword by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University, that contextualizes the novel and actual decisions of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling in favor of Charlotte.

The Strand Magazine

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Nothing Funny About An Old Man Laughing

Autore: Jack Moskovitz
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462835317
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Easy money lures eight desperate people into an alliance with a wise guy on the make, his flaky girlfriend and his vengeance-seeking uncle. Lurking into this scheme are: Avo Hawkins, a disabled forester with an axe to grind; Sophy Brophy, lonely, vulnerable and still seeking Miss Right; and Jax Ropes, poet, cafe owner with a family who gets hunger pains. Mix in Jax Uncle, Russell Borskee, ruined in the great sheet metal panic of 1996 and still in mourning; Rashad and Clytee Horninsh, snatch and grab artists with big score ambitions; Lyla Lawrence, former musical comedy star trying to put on a show; Hilda Westerberg, in love with live theater and Tony Schemetti, who has a love of his own; and Aiden Dwellinger, always in his dwelling, plotting the downfall of a former partner. Uncle, were going to scalp him one hair at a time, Tony promises, and then sets out to do it. Unfortunately for him, his crew have their own agendas which collide with his, creating a nifty mix of high-kicking comedy and drama that redefines the groups battlecry: Were not bathing. In the second story, attorney David Mims thinks he can cross a gangster and get away with it. How wrong he is makes for a compelling drama. By the time Mims Gets It Right, its too late. An actors odyssey from childhood through years of wandering before he reaches stardom is a unique story based on fact. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War Two and TVs early years, Eric Without Laughter begins with an encounter between protagonist, his abuse father and the fathers .38 caliber revolver, and ends in the Peruvian jungle. In Family Money a gambler encounters more than he bargained for in a gin rummy game that becomes a mission of mercy and betrayal. What the critics have said about Moskovitzs Welcome to Hellville: This short story collection captures the spirit and tempo of my town. Sid Sewell, Editor and Publisher, Duseberg Guide and Tribune. Short stories of this caliber deserve to be widely read, appreciated and enjoyed. David Blankenboat, reviewer 98 Point Wonderful-FM, Dusebergs leading FM station. Welcome to Hellville was published by Xlibris and is available at: www.x-libris.com or from Amazon.com, Borders or Barnes and Noble. Jack Moskovitz 4161 Wakeley St. Omaha, NE 68131

Dramas And Works Prepared For Oral Delivery

Autore: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Antiqvitates Christianae

Autore: Jeremy Taylor
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Writing With Purpose And Passion

Autore: Jeff Stalcup
Editore: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780134376097
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Written with a love for writing that transcends to its readers, this book helps users develop their writing skills and learn how to read even the most basic of forms by combining an overview of the five most commonly used modes of rhetoric with a similar overview of the most common elements of grammar, punctuation, style and usage. It includes many samples of student writing to demonstrate the rhetorical modes and principles of style and usage.Arranges chapters in a graded progression of easier to more difficult concepts, and stresses the inter-relatedness of all aspects of writing. Offers a thorough treatment of prewriting and editing and shows how writing is an ongoing and continuous process. Includes student essays to illustrate rhetorical mode writing styles of description, narration, comparison, persuasion, and causal analysis. Compliments lessons with extensive and varied readings, as well as related rhetorical and grammatical material, activities, exercises and integrated vocabulary words.For writers, aspiring writers, and teachers of English development.

The Laughing Corpse

Autore: Laurell K. Hamilton
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101146569
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Animator and vampire hunter Anita Blake is about to discover that some secrets are better left buried?and some people better off dead?

Laughter

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Heads To The Storm

Autore: David Drake
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ISBN: 9780671698478
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A startling large number of first-rate science fiction writers claim Rudyard Kipling as their spiritual ancestor. So many, that it is impossible to fit all of them in a single volume. Here then is a further tribute from the masters to the master of them all.

A World Of Great Stories

Autore: Hiram Haydn
Editore: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
ISBN: 9780517530344
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Laugh And Learn

Autore: Mira B. Felder
Editore: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780155502024
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Mrs Malory And Any Man S Death

Autore: Hazel Holt
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101155825
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The village of Mere Barton would be a different place without local busybody Annie Roberts. Standing only five feet tall, the tireless retired nurse organizes and oversees all local activity with military precision. When Sheila Malory gets roped into Annie's latest project, a compilation of the village's history, she has a feeling it will lead to trouble. But the project is cut short when Annie is found dead from a nasty case of mushroom poisoning--and Mrs. Malory seems to be the only one who finds the death suspicious. Because of her nosy nature, Annie had discovered some dark secrets about her fellow villagers. Secrets someone might kill to keep quiet.