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Strangers in Death

Strangers in Death

Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110120740X
Pages: 384
Year: 2008-02-19
Lieutenant Eve Dallas explores the hidden connections among friends and lovers, enemies and strangers in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series. In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled—with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lt. Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband Roarke happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders’s sporting-goods firm was headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she’s knocking on doors—or barging through them—to look for the answers she needs. But some things don’t add up—and everyone’s alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the nephew who stood to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion—or a carefully planned execution? It’s up to Dallas to solve a sensational case in which those who seem to be intimates sometimes guard secrets from each other—and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways... From the Paperback edition.
Der Tee Der Drei Alten Damen

Der Tee Der Drei Alten Damen

Author: Friedrich Glauser
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1981692851
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-12-17
Zwischen Flucht und Internierung gab es in F. Glausers Leben eine Konstante: das Schreiben. �Es ist mir, auch wenn es mir schlecht gegangen ist, immer gewesen, als h�tte ich etwas zu sagen, was au�er mir keiner imstande w�re, auf diese Art zu sagen.� Sein Thema waren die �kleinen Leute�. Immer wieder zeichnete er Figuren, die keine Chance haben, als asozial abqualifiziert und durch Verwahr- und Internierungsma�nahmen der Gesellschaft aus den Augen geschafft werden. Der Einzelne versucht �durchzukommen�, scheitert aber an den Machtstrukturen der Gesellschaft. F. Glauser war der erste deutschsprachige Schriftsteller, der sich ernsthaft mit dem Kriminalroman auseinander setzte. Mit seinem Konzept der Atmosph�re hat er das Genre grundlegend erweitert und ihm neue Tiefe gegeben. Seine Krimis stehen am Anfang der Entwicklung dieser Gattung im deutschsprachigen Raum und er wird zu Recht als der Vater des deutschsprachigen Kriminalromans bezeichnet.
Follow the Story

Follow the Story

Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127565
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-11-20
An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.

Periods in Pop Culture

Periods in Pop Culture

Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739170007
Pages: 259
Year: 2012
Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television, by Lauren Rosewarne, investigates the portrayals of menstruation in film and television, spotlighting a paradox of a common bodily occurrence still causing controversy, fear, and offense. This is the first book to focus exclusively on media representations of menstruation and to undertake a comprehensive analysis of its depictions.
Girl in the Cellar

Girl in the Cellar

Author: Allan Hall, Michael Leidig
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061989878
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-03-09
Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.
Entering Hades

Entering Hades

Author: John Leake
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374148457
Pages: 350
Year: 2007-11-13
The author peels back the layers of deception to reveal the life and crimes of Austrian serial killer and celebrity journalist Jack Unterweger and exposes the thrilling twists in the case in both the United States and Austria that led to his capture and Austria's trial of the century.
Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455546305
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-06-25
A police officer is furious that his partner's murderer was acquitted. In a desperate act of revenge, he kidnaps the defense attorney's wife. Who will find redemption in this story of corruption and passion?
The Philosophy of Physical Science

The Philosophy of Physical Science

Author: Arthur Eddington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107630347
Pages: 242
Year: 2012-10-04
This book contains lectures given by Sir Arthur Eddington in 1938 on the principles of philosophical thought associated with advances in physical science.
Dialectic of Enlightenment

Dialectic of Enlightenment

Author: Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080478809X
Pages: 304
Year: 2002-03-27
Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947. "What we had set out to do," the authors write in the Preface, "was nothing less than to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism." Yet the work goes far beyond a mere critique of contemporary events. Historically remote developments, indeed, the birth of Western history and of subjectivity itself out of the struggle against natural forces, as represented in myths, are connected in a wide arch to the most threatening experiences of the present. The book consists in five chapters, at first glance unconnected, together with a number of shorter notes. The various analyses concern such phenomena as the detachment of science from practical life, formalized morality, the manipulative nature of entertainment culture, and a paranoid behavioral structure, expressed in aggressive anti-Semitism, that marks the limits of enlightenment. The authors perceive a common element in these phenomena, the tendency toward self-destruction of the guiding criteria inherent in enlightenment thought from the beginning. Using historical analyses to elucidate the present, they show, against the background of a prehistory of subjectivity, why the National Socialist terror was not an aberration of modern history but was rooted deeply in the fundamental characteristics of Western civilization. Adorno and Horkheimer see the self-destruction of Western reason as grounded in a historical and fateful dialectic between the domination of external nature and society. They trace enlightenment, which split these spheres apart, back to its mythical roots. Enlightenment and myth, therefore, are not irreconcilable opposites, but dialectically mediated qualities of both real and intellectual life. "Myth is already enlightenment, and enlightenment reverts to mythology." This paradox is the fundamental thesis of the book. This new translation, based on the text in the complete edition of the works of Max Horkheimer, contains textual variants, commentary upon them, and an editorial discussion of the position of this work in the development of Critical Theory.
Runaway Waltz

Runaway Waltz

Author: Frederic Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104646
Pages: 224
Year: 2010-06-15
One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique pursuit of the American dream. Like many Austrian boys in 1936, the author idolizes Fritz Austerlitz, the Austrian American who went to Hollywood and emerged as Fred Astaire. When his family is forced to flee Vienna, Fritz Mandelbaum becomes Fred Morton and immigrates to New York City. Though he does not learn English until he is sixteen years old, Morton nonetheless goes on to succeed as a writer. The author sets out ten scenes from his pilgrim life and his remarkable road to success: from watching a poorly dubbed Astaire in Vienna to delivering apricot tarts as a baker's assistant in New York; from Salt Lake City where as a young English instructor he met Vladimir Nabokov to a Christmas spent with the Rothschilds at Château Mouton. Runaway Waltz is a soulful, beautifully written portrait of one man's extraordinary quest for fulfillment and enduring transformation.
The Rape of Greece

The Rape of Greece

Author: Peter Murtagh
Pages: 278
Year: 1994
An explosive political/military assassination by the Russian Mafia launches the Rogue Warrior into war -- as he penetrates the heart of a Moscow-based black-market network dealing in international terrorism and mass murder.
Skull Dance

Skull Dance

Author: Gerd Balke, Michael Larocca
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153339380X
Pages: 412
Year: 2016-05-27
"A terrorist with a little technical know-how and twenty pounds of smuggled plutonium could make a bomb powerful enough to destroy a city. That's what we should be worried about." US Pentagon official, New York Times, May 13, 1996 "In a surprisingly philosophical novel with a great deal of substance, SKULL DANCE tells of the time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Berlin becomes an open city with numerous former Russian military members attempting to sell weapons. "Chris Ramsdorf, a former East German soldier, comes to England and because of his knowledge of weapons of the Eastern Bloc, is hired by M15, British Intelligence. However, he loses his position and goes out on his own dealing weapons and is hired by a group of Russians to dismantle a warhead and extract plutonium. Fearing the weapon might be used against England, Chris tells MI5 about the deal and is told to go along with the Russians. "He believes a plan is in motion to thwart the deal but something goes wrong and he ends up in a jail in India. Inside the jail, we observe his ideas of life. He's able to cope for a time but when the situation becomes intolerable, he must attempt to gain his freedom. "There is outstanding character development as we see Chris evolve from a selfish, uncaring person to someone with compassion and empathy for others." Michael A. Draper, Vine Voice, June 10, 2011 "Gerd Balke asked me to edit five of his novels in 2000. We were living in Hong Kong. We were still working on SKULL DANCE when he died of a sudden heart attack. I stepped into the 'author' role and did my best to preserve Gerd's vision and his voice. "SKULL DANCE was first published by Novel Books Inc. in 2001, then later by Booktrope. As I give it one more edit and publish it again, I'm amazed by how timely it remains, and how prescient." Michael LaRocca "Being born in the aftermath of WWII Germany was perhaps the true catalyst responsible for turning Gerd Balke into a devoted pacifist. A conscientious objector and one-time student activist, he participated in anti-war demonstrations during the seventies in Europe and clearly prefers Rock & Roll over any military hardware. "He has traveled extensively in Asia, learned to speak several languages, including Chinese and Thai, and always had his heart and soul glued to the pulse of life. He loves the ideology, mysticism and powerful spirituality of the East, which, when fused with Western consciousness, makes up the kind of philosophy he's interested in. He is devoted to travel and meeting people and would go to Mars if he could get a visa. His spiritual encounters include a stay in a Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayan Mountains and a brush with death on the island of Bali. "In 1979 he moved to Hong Kong, married a Chinese woman, pursued a professional career in Engineering and studied Kung Fu and Quantum Mechanics for kicks. He loves to discuss life and the secrets of the Universe with people who are equally taken by the subject, and most enthusiastically shares a bottle of Glenmorangie with anyone who dares the challenge. "He has a license to handle explosives but stubbornly refuses to offer his skills for revolutionary purposes. Instead, he chose the written word to transmit his thoughts. Gerd Balke writes about culture, philosophy and ways of the world. He is an active member of the Hong Kong Writer's Circle." Gerd Balke (writing about himself in third person)
Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself

Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself

Author: Dale Power
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764312499
Pages: 62
Year: 2001
Heres the help you need for one of lifes most critical undertakings -- making your own coffin. Author and craftsman Dale Power revisits one of his most popular woodworking projects with additional embellishment, adding finery and fancy to what could easily become your final resting place. Easily, that is, since, more than 230 color photos and detailed instructions have been provided to help guide you step by step toward your own casket. This project might truly be your lifes finest accomplishment. The installation of working coffin hardware, both exterior and interior, is explored and the proper application of finishes and linings are explained. Patterns for the coffin are provided, along with two lid designs. The color photo gallery and detailed instructions will challenge the novice and inspire experienced craftsmen.
An April Shroud

An April Shroud

Author: Reginald Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0586072616
Pages: 269
Year: 1975
Superintendent Dalziel falls for the recently bereaved Mrs Fielding's ample charms, and has to be rescued from a litter of fresh corpses by Inspector Pascoe.