The Sound Of One Hand Killing

Author: Teresa Solana
Editor: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524073
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The director of an exclusive New Age meditation centre in a fancy Barcelona neighborhood is murdered, a case for twin detectives Borja and Eduard. The murder of a CIA agent simultaneously drags them into an international conspiracy that transports them to China and back. This hilarious mystery novel is a remorseless satire of those practicing pseudo-science and pseudo-spirituality.

One Hand Killing

Author: Nancy O'Hara
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ISBN: 9780984893850
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Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace-a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion. One Hand Killing is a fast-paced thriller that paints a fascinating psychological portrait of the struggle between light and dark forces in the spiritual world. It presents a new and unusual twist to the suspense genre, going well beyond the classic Who-done-it? to a more sophisticated literary koan: what, indeed, is the sound of one hand killing?

Barcelona Tales

Author: Helen Constantine
Editor: City Tales
ISBN: 0198798377
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Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, a multilingual capital of an autonomous region that longs to be independent of Spain. The city is famous for its painters, modernist architecture, style of football, and its history, but as Peter Bush reveals it has always been a major centre of literary talent and creativity. Barcelona Tales presents a selection of newly translated short stories by 14 writers, many of them Catalan. The stories explore the themes of migration and class conflict in a city renowned in world literature from the day rural innocents Don Quixote and Sancho Panza visited its streets at the beginning of the seventeenth-century, and witnessed the wonders of the printing press and the cruelties of slavery. Together, they open up the city in ironic, tragic, and lyrical ways, inviting readers to explore fictional lives and literary styles that reflect the dynamic, conflict-ridden character and history of this great European city.

Crazy Tales Of Blood And Guts

Author: Teresa Solana
Editor: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524294
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Fascinating short stories that include a rather bloody satire on installation art, including the Edgar Award-nominated story "Still Life No.41", a wonderful story of gruesome revenge involving a wayward son-in-law, a surprising and hilarious tale of a pre-historic serial killer who invents God and psychoanalysis, and, inevitably, a vampire story told with venom and humor. These stories remind one of the best short stories by Stephen King, such as those in the ‘Just after Sunset’ compilation. They can be horrific but are never without a devastating sense of humor. As in the adult short stories of Roald Dahl (the ‘Kiss Kiss’ collection in particular, with its tales of family and other violence) there is great ingenuity, surprising and satisfying endings, and, since it’s Solana, deep cutting satire of contemporary fads and mores.

The Myth Of The American Superhero

Author: John Shelton Lawrence
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849113
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From the Superman of comic books to Hollywood's big-screen action stars, Americans have long enjoyed a love affair with the superhero. In this engaging volume John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett explore the historical and spiritual roots of the superhero myth and its deleterious effect on Americas democratic vision. Arguing that the superhero is the antidemocratic counterpart of the classical monomyth described by Joseph Campbell, the authors show that the American version of the monomyth derives from tales of redemption. In settings where institutions and elected leaders always fail, the American monomyth offers heroes who combine elements of the selfless servant with the lone, zealous crusader who destroys evil. Taking the law into their own hands, these unelected figures assume total power to rid the community of its enemies, thus comprising a distinctively American form of pop fascism. Drawing widely from books, films, TV programs, video games, and places of superhero worship on the World Wide Web, the authors trace the development of the American superhero during the twentieth century and expose the mythic patterns behind the most successful elements of pop culture. Lawrence and Jewett challenge readers to reconsider the relationship of this myth to traditional religious and social values, and they show how, ultimately, these antidemocratic narratives gain the spiritual loyalties of their audiences, in the process inviting them to join in crusades against evil. Finally, the authors pose this provocative question: Can we take a holiday from democracy in our lives of fantasy and entertainment while preserving our commitment to democratic institutions and waysof life?

The Lamp Ed By T E Bradley

Author: Thomas Earnshaw Bradley
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West Coast Review

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The Sound Of Sheer Silence And The Killing State

Author: Millard Lind
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This book unambiguously opposes capital punishment as the immoral act of "the killing state." Lind traces Yahweh's saving action and steadfast love for Israel and the world from Moses to Elijah to Jesus, and shows how they are to be emulated on the societal level by obedience to covenant law. This leads to his conclusion that capital punishment is to be opposed because from the perspective of the God revealed in the Bible-determined in Lind's view by the careful reading of the text he has attempted here-capital punishment is simply wrong.

The Illustrated Weekly Of India

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The Mystery Of Killard

Author: Richard Dowling
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Night Fires

Author: Karen Harbaugh
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 9780440242512
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Enter a midnight world of dark seduction and unquenchable desire, of sinful pleasure and breathtaking intrigue—where amid the flames of war and the immortal thirst of two irresistible lovers, an alliance is born that would burn forever.... NIGHT FIRES Beautiful and damned, Simone de la Fer roamed the French nights as a vampire. A reluctant immortal, she thought she’d never again taste the bittersweet pleasures of mortal love—until she met an enigmatic human spy she found impossible to resist. Haunted by his own violent past, Michael Corday arrived from England on a secret mission. On a starlit highway he found his life changed forever by a creature of the night unlike any he’d ever encountered. Unable to deny their destiny, they traveled together through the Parisian underworld on a dangerously erotic journey to right a terrible wrong—even as they were stalked by a merciless hunter intent on destroying them. For theirs was a passion so taboo, it had been forbidden by human and vampire alike; so sinful, it could only be paradise. And they would risk eternal damnation to taste it just once again...

Cadence

Author: Bob Rusch
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Vollst Ndigstes Englisch Deutsches Und Deutsch Englisches Handw Rterbuch

Author: Friedrich Köhler
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The First Prehistoric Serial Killer And Other Stories

Author: Teresa Solana
Editor: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1912242087
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An impressive and very funny collection of stories by Teresa Solana but the fun is very dark indeed. The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers, a prehistoric detective on the verge of becoming the first religious charlatan trails a triple murder that is threatening cave life as the early innocents knew it. The collection also includes a sparkling web of Barcelona stories--connected by two criminal acts--that allows Solana to explore the darker side of different parts of the city and their seedier inhabitants.

The Right Hand Of The Sun

Author: Anita Mason
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Shipwrecked on the cost of Aztec Mexico, Geronimo is one of only two men to survive the sinking of their great Spanish galleon. Taken in by the winic Indians, Geronimo learns that if he is to survive, he must abandon his European customs and language and learn to live as the Indians do. Ten years pass, and one day a man comes with a bag of dazzling jewels and buys Geronimo's freedom from his winic master. Hernan Cortes calls Geronimo back from the jungle to his new exploration fleet waiting nearby. Charismatic, plotting and seductive, Cortes quickly understands the value of having Geronimo in his inner circle as a translator who can help facilitate his vision of plunder, religious conversion and conquest of these 'primitive peoples'. Geronimo understands too late that he now has no choice but to betray the very people who saved his life and taught him about the beauty of living. What follows is two-stranded tale: at once an action-packed, lush, and lyrical story of political manipulation, destruction, passionate love - and the end of one of the greatest empires on earth.

Strike The Baby And Kill The Blonde

Author: Dave Knox
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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A thorough dictionary of movie-making terminology encompasses more than five hundred entries, including slang, phrases, and other terms, along with definitions, all alphabetically organized for easy access, and features personal anecdotes, insider examples, and witty narrative. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Shadow Of The Sword

Author: Robert Williams Buchanan
Editor: London : Chatto & Windus
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What To Read At Winter Entertainments Prose

Author: Frederick Langbridge
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Kill Orbit

Author: Dick Stivers
Editor: Harlequin Books
ISBN: 9780373612437
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Kill Orbit by Dick Stivers released on Jun 23, 1989 is available now for purchase.

The Killing Ground

Author: Nick Carter
Editor: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441572809
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Colonel Arkadi Ganin, a top KGB assassin, is assigned to murder agent N3, Nick Carter