The Quartet Murders

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542679169

Category: Murder

Page: 274

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When Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd witnesses the murder of a violin player at a concert at the Red Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, the killer appears to vanish from the building. Motives seem to surround possession of the priceless instrument played by the victim. Oldroyd's investigations first take him into the ruthless world of rich instrument collectors but as he and DS Carter start to unravel the mystery, they uncover connections with dark events in the past. The Second Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery. Revised edition
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The Body in Jingling Pot

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540300737

Category:

Page: 292

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When a local man is found murdered deep in a cave system in strange circumstances, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Oldroyd and his new detective sergeant from London are involved in a perplexing investigation. There seems to be no shortage of suspects in the Yorkshire Dales village of Burnthwaite, but how did the body get to where it was discovered and how did it apparently disappear and reappear later? Solving the puzzle involves unusual historical research, a dramatic exploration of the caves and the hectic pursuit of the killers.The First Detective Chief Inspector Oldroyd Yorkshire Murder Mystery Revised edition
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The Body in the Dales

Author: J. R. Ellis

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503903111

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An unpopular victim. An impossible crime. A murderer on the loose. A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins's body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks. Oldroyd and his team try to uncover the truth, but every answer unearths a new set of questions. And as secrets and lies are exposed within the close-knit community, the mystery becomes deeper, darker and more complex than the caves below.
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Through a Narrow Door

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098596

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 7362

Someone wanted would-be politician Malcolm Dale dead, and managed to achieve this aim without, apparently, leaving much in the way of clues, forensics, or witnesses. Here, then is a case for Detective Inspector Hillary Greene. But she has barely started before another case blows up, leaving her out of the loop and with too much time on her hands. She starts investigating but what she discovers leaves her reeling, with her own career in jeopardy and the fate of her team hanging in the balance. Moreover, DS Janine Tyler is now in charge of her original murder investigation and her old adversary Frank Ross is up to all his usual, dangerous tricks. Hillary will have to employ all her skills if she is to extricate herself...
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By a Narrow Majority

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098626

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3833

When a would-be politician is found battered to death in his kitchen, DI Hillary Greene is not convinced that the motive is political. After all, the victim was not universally popular in the small village where he lived, and it quickly transpires that he was having an affair. But then Hillary, working on another case, is abruptly and violently prevented from continuing with the murder investigation. Instead, another problem takes over all her time - a problem that could have serious ramifications for both herself, and her superiors. For as Hillary knows only too well, cops don't like it when they themselves come under investigation!
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A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

Author: David Bradshaw,Kevin J. H. Dettmar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essential texts and contexts of the modernist movement with the unique insights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the study of modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernist literature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the most distinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and American modernism
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Plague Pits & River Bones

Author: Karen Charlton

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542048392

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist. And when Lavender's trusted deputy, Constable Ned Woods, finds a mysterious severed foot washed up on Greenwich Beach, they soon realise that these ancient bones are more sinister than they first appeared. With Bow Street Police Office undermanned and in disarray, it will take all of Lavender and Woods's wit and skill--and some help from Lavender's spirited wife, Magdalena--to unmask the fiend behind the mayhem, restore peace and justice to the beleaguered city and solve the tragic mystery of the severed foot. But will they do so in time to foil a plot that threatens to plunge the country into chaos?
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A Death in the Dales

A Kate Shackleton Mystery

Author: Frances Brody

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 125009884X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make A Death in the Dales an absorbing 7th installment in this mystery, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie. A murder most foul When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe... A village of secrets But it just so happens that Freda’s nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet. When Harriet strikes up a friendship with a local girl whose young brother is missing, the search leads Kate to uncover another suspicious death, not to mention an illicit affair. The case of a lifetime As the present mysteries merge with the past’s mistakes, Kate is thrust into the secrets that Freda left behind and realizes that this courageous woman has entrusted her with solving a murder from beyond the grave. It soon becomes clear to her that nothing in Langcliffe is quite as it appears, and with a murderer on the loose and an ever-growing roster of suspects, this isn’t the holiday Kate was expecting... Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton returns in A Death in the Dales with another mystery that's sure to "hold the reader attention and make them continue reading into the small hours of the night" (York Press, UK).
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Salvation of a Saint

A Detective Galileo Novel

Author: Keigo Higashino

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250015863

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo" In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.
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Narrow is the Way

Author: Faith Martin

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709098650

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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This is a story of D.I. Hillary Greene and the strangled bride. When a beautiful bride is found strangled in a cow-shed, D.I. Hillary Greene knows that she is probably looking for a man, bridegroom or otherwise. The so-called bride turns out to be a guest from a fancy dress party, held at a nearby farmhouse and Hillary's eye turns first to the victim's boyfriend. He certainly has no alibi, but then again, no motive that she can find. Furthermore, there are no witnesses. And when it becomes evident that the unpopular victim had other men hanging on a string, Hillary realizes this case is going to be anything but simple. What could have enticed the victim into the filthy shed dressed, as she was in a beautiful gown of silk and satin? Hillary is going to have her plate full if she is to crack this puzzling case.
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The Disappeared

Author: M. R. Hall

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230709850

Category: College students

Page: 421

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Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates . . . Two missing students. One sinister cover-up. Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan vanish without a trace. The police tell their parents that the boys had been under surveillance, that it was likely they left the country to pursue their dangerous new ideals. Seven years later, Nazim's grief-stricken mother is still unconvinced. Jenny Cooper is her last hope. Jenny is finally beginning to settle into her role as Coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past that threatened to topple her, banished to the sidelines once more. But as the inquest into Nazim's disappearance gets underway, the stink of corruption and conspiracy becomes clear . . . As the pressure from above increases, a code of silence is imposed on the inquest and events begin to spiral out of all control, pushing Jenny to breaking point. For how could she have known that by unravelling the mysteries of the disappeared, she would begin to unearth her own buried secrets? Enjoyed The Disappeared? Read the rest of the Coroner Jenny Cooper Series: The Coroner, The Redeemed, The Flight, The Chosen Dead, The Burning. Praise for M. R. Hall's Coroner Jenny Cooper series 'Fasten your seatbelts for a quality thriller . . . Hall's Gold Dagger-nominated books, quite simply, get better each time. Part of it is the former barrister and TV producer's ability to structure and deliver a thriller that has you keep turning the pages. But Hall is also a hit upon a genuinely fascinating aspect of the justice system . . . The most compelling element of Hall's books, however, is Cooper herself . . . It is wonderful stuff, chillingly plausible' Independent on Sunday 'As premises go, this one's a killer . . . It's a terrific series, meticulously researched, sharply plotted and peopled with sympathetic characters, led by Cooper, who is always aware of the human consequences of failure' Financial Times 'Ed McBain semi-inaugurated the forensics genre, but Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs parleyed his innovations into stratospheric sales. But the field has not become an exclusively female sorority - or an American domain. A highly talented male writer has offered a challenge . . .' Independent 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller . . . this fourth novel in the excellent Jenny Cooper series should come with a health warning' Irish Independent 'A brilliant, original and gripping crime novel - I can't wait for M. R. Hall's next one!' Sophie Hannah 'Hall shows with aplomb that a coroner is just as able to become a detective as the forensic pathologists of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs' Sunday Times 'Breathlessly enjoyable' The Times
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The Films of Oliver Reed

Author: Susan D. Cowie,Tom Johnson

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786439065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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"The authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed's films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy. Each entry contains extensive cast and production credits, a synopsis, critical commentary and contemporary reviews. Included are forewords by actors Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody, and an afterword by director Michael Winner. "--Provided by publisher.
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A Companion to Romanticism

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631218777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 566

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The Companion to Romanticism is a major introductory survey from an international galaxy of scholars writing new pieces, specifically for a student readership, under the editorship of Duncan Wu.
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Cancel The Apocalypse

The New Path To Prosperity

Author: Andrew Simms

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Ever get the feeling that things are falling apart? You're not alone. From bad banks to global warming it can all look hopeless, but what if everything could turn out, well, even better than before? What if the only thing holding us back is a lack of imagination and a surplus of old orthodoxies? In fascinating and iconoclastic detail - on everything from the cash in your pocket to the food on your plate and the shape of our working lives - Cancel the Apocalypse describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning, how excessive materialism has come at a terrible cost to our environment, and hasn't even made us any happier in the process. Simms believes passionately in the human capacity for change, and shows how the good life remains in our grasp. While global warming and financial meltdown might feel like modern day horsemen of the apocalypse, Simms shows how such end of the world scenarios offer us the chance for a new beginning.
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Beginning Modernism

Author: Jeff Wallace

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Modernism was the artistic and intellectual revolution of the early twentieth century. Yet despite its now-secure location in history, the radical experimental practices of modernism continue to bewilder as much as they excite. Beginning Modernism offers a clear and reader-friendly introduction to this complex and invigorating subject. With an emphasis on the close reading of modernist artefacts, from literary texts to buildings, paintings to musical compositions, the book aims to demystify the notorious difficulties of 'high' modernism, showing them to be an incentive rather than an obstacle to understanding and exploration. At the same time, it highlights the emergence of a new modernist studies, emphasizing the eclectic, the popular, and the global or transnational. Readers are encouraged to situate their reading of modernist literature within a wider set of cultural contexts, which include: visual art; ideas of time and space; sculpture; photography; film; politics; technology; sexuality; primitivism; architecture; dance; drama, and music. Beginning Modernism will be of interest both to the general reader, and to undergraduates and postgraduates in the fields of literary studies, art history and cultural studies.
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The adventures of Antoine Doinel

four screenplays: The 400 blows; Love at twenty; Stolen kisses; Bed and board

Author: François Truffaut

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 9333

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Knifer

Author: Ronnie Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755362632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Drug addiction. Criminal behaviour. Murder... and all before his sixteenth birthday. From foster home to children's home to living rough on the streets, Cain never had a normal childhood. By the age of 8 he was carrying a knife. Seven years later he was serving time for killing someone. Based on real events, ex-prison officer Ronnie Thompson tells Cain's shocking story and reveals what really happens to teenage offenders both on the streets and once they're behind bars. Prison riots, assaults on officers, roof-top protests and brutal acts of violence - this is an inside account of life in a young offender's institute and of an angry young man spiralling dangerously out of control.
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Dina's Book

A Novel

Author: Herbjorg Wassmo

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628722576

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Set in Norway in the mid-nineteenth century, Dina’s Book presents a beautiful, eccentric, and tempestuous heroine who carries a terrible burden: at the age of five she accidentally caused her mother’s death. Blamed by her father and banished to a farm, she grows up untamed and untaught. No one leads the child through her grief, and the accident remains a gruesome riddle of death, with Dina left haunted by the vindictive spirit of her mother. When her father agrees to take her back after several years, his efforts to cultivate her have little lasting effect. Tamed only by her tutor, who is able to reach her through music and draw out her gift for mathematics, Dina remains private and closely guarded, while her unconventional behavior and erotic power enchant and ensnare those around her. At age sixteen, she is married off to Jacob, a wealthy fifty-year-old landowner, who later dies under odd circumstances. Wrestling with her two unappeased ghosts, Dina becomes mute and then emerges from her shock to run Jacob’s estate with an iron hand . . . until one day a mysterious stranger, the Russian wanderer Leo, enters her life and changes it forever.
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