Dr. Knox

Krimi Neuerscheinung 2018

Author: Peter Spiegelman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677626

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Dr. Adam Knox hat den Drang, das Richtige zu tun, auch wenn es gerade das Falsche ist. Das hat ihn schon in den Bürgerkriegsgebieten Afrikas fast das Leben gekostet. Zurück in L.A. hält er seine Armenklinik mit nächtlichen Notfalleinsätzen seines Söldnerkumpels Sutter über Wasser. Dabei behandelt Knox, von Filmstars bis hin zu Bankräubern, jeden, der ihn bezahlen kann und nicht ins Krankenhaus will. Als eine Unbekannte den kleinen Alex in der Klinik zurücklässt, muss er sich plötzlich mit dem russischen Mob und einem durchgedrehten Großindustriellen herumschlagen. Doch Dr. Knox ist auch diesmal entschlossen, das Richtige zu tun ... »Über ein paar hundert Seiten ist das ein gekonnter, harter Noir-Roman mit reichlich Action und schwarzem Humor.« Basler Zeitung »Der erste ins Deutsche übersetzte Roman des Autors ist ein wahrer Pageturner.« Ekz Bibliotheksservice »Ein fantastischer Krimi. Er zieht dich immer weiter und weiter in Peter Spiegelmans brillant gezeichnete Welt.« James Ellroy »Mr Spiegelman hat mit Dr Knox einen einzigartigen Protagonisten erschaffen.« The Wall Street Journal

The Argosy

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Publisher: N.A



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The Boy Who Would Be King

And Six More Plays

Author: Ethard Wendel Van Stee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475972733

Category: Drama

Page: 362

View: 8087

This collection of seven plays will stir your love of story and language. A feast for the ears, it represents Mr. Van Stee’s best dramatic writing over thirteen years. The plays are well-suited to cinematic and stage production as well as to dramatic reading. Book club readers will enjoy taking the various parts and discussing the plays afterwards. Readers will be rewarded by the entertaining plots and the richness of the dialogue. Mr. Van Stee is the author of eleven previous books including fiction, drama, biography, and literary criticism. He was the director of the Beaufort Writers organization for fifteen years. Between books he is a portrait painter. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Annual Register

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Infamous Burke and Hare

Serial Killers and Resurrectionists of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh

Author: R. Michael Gordon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454563

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 8612

Body snatchers and grave robbers were the stuff of Victorian lore, but two real-life culprits took the crimes out of shadowy cemeteries and into criminal court. William Burke and William Hare aided Scottish surgeons competing for anatomical breakthroughs by experimenting on human corpses. As the duo evolved from petty theft to premeditated murder, they unwittingly brought attention to the medical practices of the era, leading to Burke’s death by hanging. This account not only explores the work of the resurrectionists, it reflects the nature of serial killers, 1820s criminal law, and Edinburgh’s early role as a seat of European medical research. Readers interested in the legal aspects of these crimes will find the trial testimony included to be a valuable resource.

The Right-Hand Shore

A Novel

Author: Christopher Tilghman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5559

A masterful novel that confronts the dilemmas of race, family, and forbidden love in the wake of America's Civil War Fifteen years after the publication of his acclaimed novel Mason's Retreat, Christopher Tilghman returns to the Mason family and the Chesapeake Bay in The Right-Hand Shore. It is 1920, and Edward Mason is making a call upon Miss Mary Bayly, the current owner of the legendary Mason family estate, the Retreat. Miss Mary is dying. She plans to give the Retreat to the closest direct descendant of the original immigrant owner that she can find. Edward believes he can charm the old lady, secure the estate and be back in Baltimore by lunchtime. Instead, over the course of a long day, he hears the stories that will forever bind him and his family to the land. He hears of Miss Mary's grandfather brutally selling all his slaves in 1857 in order to avoid the reprisals he believes will come with Emancipation. He hears of the doomed efforts by Wyatt Bayly, Miss Mary's father, to turn the Retreat into a vast peach orchard, and of Miss Mary and her brother growing up in a fractured and warring household. He learns of Abel Terrell, son of free blacks who becomes head orchardist, and whose family becomes intimately connected to the Baylys and to the Mason legacy. The drama in this richly textured novel proceeds through vivid set pieces: on rural nineteenth-century industry; on a boyhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; on the unbreakable divisions of race and class; and, finally, on two families attempting to save a son and a daughter from the dangers of their own innocent love. The result is a radiant work of deep insight and peerless imagination about the central dilemma of American history. The Right-Hand Shore is a New York Times Notable Book of 2012.

The Quarterly Review

Author: George Walter Prothero

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Selected Contemporary Native Issues in Canada

Observations Made in the Field

Author: Eric John Large

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477103023

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 8094

D escendancy: Great grandfather is Northern Plains Cree, Misih John Large who, according to my father Joseph Louis Large, was a cousin (either biological or adoptive) of Oneetahminahos (Chief Little Hunter) who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876 at Fort Pitt, North West Territories. Maternal great, great grand father is Wood Cree, Tustukswes who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876 at Fort Pitt. Past volunteering: St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce; Boy Scouts of Canada, Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre; Saddle Lake Red Wings Junior Hockey Club; Saddle Lake Rodeo Club; Custody and processing of wills and estates for Saddle Lake Cree Nation members; Confederacy of Treaty Six Skills Development Sub-Committee; McIvor vs. The Registrar, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Treaty Six West Technical Committee; Senior Licence Holder 3 Registered Fur Management Areas; political elder for Saddle Lake with Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (Alberta); Elder/Advisor with the Health Careers Initiative of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations; Commissioner for Oaths; judge at Saddle Lake Cree Nation Pow-wow; preparing and delivering of Christmas food hampers in Saddle Lake. I am interested in serving people where my experience in Native politics, engaged in responding to federal and provincial policies, federal legislation, and helping to provide a range of public services (education, social services, child welfare, policing, public works, health services, housing, employment procurement, and tribal enterprises) can be useful. I am specifically interested in the health and well-being of people. I am interested in advances made by medicine, social science, mental health, and writing. My values are: do no harm; respect all people regardless of their origin, heritage, and belief; I value history, tradition, and culture but also in the future and in the possibility of engaging confirmed knowledge with new findings that can be explored, defined, processed, and validated for the benefit of people. I am especially interested in voicing health careers for Native people, in particular the youth. I would like to be associated with processes and persons, who operate with a minimum of specific governmental direction, are independent, forwarding looking, ethical, and responsible to society.

Equipping the Saints

The Synod of New York, 1800-2000

Author: James Hart Brumm

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848796

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 4074

A team of RCA pastors and scholars recounts the engaging story of the Synod of New York during the past two centuries. Each chapter not only explores past ministerial successes of the Synod but also looks at the vibrant, multicultural work of the Synod today. The volume is completed with a pictorial view of the Synod of New York and a chronological listing of participating congregations.


Medical and Legal Aspects

Author: Barry I. Castleman

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735552606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 894

View: 7489

Written by one of the leading asbestos experts for both plaintiff and defense attorneys, occupational and environmental health professionals, as well as others in the field of toxic substances control, Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects has become the definitive resource on the medical and legal aspects of asbestos. Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects provides a comprehensive examination of the public health history of asbestos, from the origins of industrial use to the present. It includes in-depth coverage of prior and ongoing litigation; extensive evaluation of the legal arguments put forth by plaintiff and defense counsel; and provides crucial information, materials and resources on the evolving corporate knowledge of asbestos hazards. The book covers in detail: asbestosis and cancer; compensability of asbestosis and cancer as occupational diseases; thresholds and standards used to determine safe or acceptable levels of asbestos exposure in the workplace; and company knowledge of asbestos hazards, gleaned from countless depositions, company records, industry consultants and trade associations. Some items new to the Fifth Edition include: extensive discussion of corporate knowledge and responsibility for asbestos hazards extensive examination of the international struggle over asbestos, whereby some countries have banned asbestos while others have continued to expand their usage of asbestos in building materials detailed discussion of alternatives to asbestos.