Death of an Avid Reader

Death of an Avid Reader

Now that her husband is dying, she asks Kate to find Sophia. A Haunted Library It is forty years since the ghost of a dead librarian haunted the old library, yet the stories have begun again.

Author: Frances Brody

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466875708

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 499

An intricate plot set in the 1920s English countryside and Frances Brody's "refreshingly complex heroine" (Kirkus) Kate Shackleton make Death of an Avid Reader an absorbing 6th installment in this mystery, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie. The Search for a Daughter Lady Coulton gave up the baby that would have ruined her marriage, born when Lord Coulton was abroad. Now that her husband is dying, she asks Kate to find Sophia. A Haunted Library It is forty years since the ghost of a dead librarian haunted the old library, yet the stories have begun again. Kate does not believe in ghosts but obligingly takes part in a ceremony to expel the restless spirit. Shockingly, there is a body in the basement, strangled, and covered in dusty volumes from a fallen bookcase. It is Dr. Potter, a mathematician. A Killer on the Loose Dr. Potter’s body is taken away. The police find a sick man sheltering in the basement. He is an Italian, Umberto, an organ grinder and owner of a lively Capuchin monkey. Umberto becomes the prime suspect and will be charged with murder. Kate goes with Umberto to the infirmary. But he is too weak to be a suspect. And now Kate must set out to find the real culprit...
Categories: Fiction

Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death

For information, address Avid Reader Press Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230
Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. First Avid Reader Press trade
paperback edition August 2020 AVID READER PRESS and colophon are ...

Author: Christopher Ryan

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781451659115

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 864

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Christopher Ryan questions, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process? Civilized to Death “will make you see our so-called progress in a whole new light” (Book Riot) and adds to the timely conversation that “the way we have been living is no longer sustainable, at least as long as we want to the earth to outlive us” (Psychology Today). Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.
Categories: History

Enormously Improved by Death

Enormously Improved by Death

In the moonlight, the body hanging over the edge of the swimming pool looked like a decorative feature.

Author: Poppy Raven

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847531971

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 872

In the moonlight, the body hanging over the edge of the swimming pool looked like a decorative feature. Molly disliked Liz Ellerman - in fact it was an encounter with Liz which drove her to escape from the party into Peter's beloved garden - but she was shaken to find her dead. Being an avid reader of detective stories, Molly cannot help trying to solve the crime. When her husband Howard is arrested she stops being ashamed of her interest, and looks with new eyes at all her acquaintances. She finds that most of them have some reason to wish for Liz's death...
Categories: Fiction

A Death in the Dales

A Death in the Dales

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).

Author: Frances Brody

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250098849

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 495

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).
Categories: Fiction

Avid Reader

Avid Reader

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and ...

Author: Robert Gottlieb

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374713904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 929

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf a dozen years later, he was the editor in chief, having discovered and edited Catch-22 and The American Way of Death, among other bestsellers. At Knopf, Gottlieb edited an astonishing list of authors, including Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton--not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. In Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes with wit and candor about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it--editing, anthologizing, and, to his surprise, writing. But this account of a life founded upon reading is about more than the arc of a singular career--one that also includes a lifelong involvement with the world of dance. It's about transcendent friendships and collaborations, "elective affinities" and family, psychoanalysis and Bakelite purses, the alchemical relationship between writer and editor, the glory days of publishing, and--always--the sheer exhilaration of work. Photograph of Bob Gottlieb © by Jill Krementz
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sex After Death

Sex After Death

Author: Kathleen Sterling

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456755867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 854

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Time of Death

Time of Death

When the clock strikes twelve, it's time to die... Prepare to lose sleep with this exhilarating thriller.

Author: Beverly Barton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007412228

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 411

When the clock strikes twelve, it's time to die... Prepare to lose sleep with this exhilarating thriller.
Categories: Fiction

Near Death Experiences and Others

Near Death Experiences       and Others

A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s written mostly for The New ...

Author: Robert Gottlieb

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374717919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 169

A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s written mostly for The New York Review of Books, ranging from reconsiderations of American writers such as Dorothy Parker, Thornton Wilder, Thomas Wolfe (“genius”), and James Jones, to Leonard Bernstein, Lorenz Hart, Lady Diana Cooper (“the most beautiful girl in the world”), the actor-assassin John Wilkes Booth, the scandalous movie star Mary Astor, and not-yet president Donald Trump. The writings compiled here are as various as they are provocative: an extended probe into the world of post-death experiences; a sharp look at the biopics of transcendent figures such as Shakespeare, Molière, and Austen; a soap opera-ish movie account of an alleged affair between Chanel and Stravinsky; and a copious sampling of the dance reviews he’s been writing for The New York Observer for close to twenty years. A worthy successor to his expansive 2011 collection, Lives and Letters, and his admired 2016 memoir, Avid Reader, Near-Death Experiences displays the same insight and intellectual curiosity that have made Gottlieb, in the words of The New York Times’s Dwight Garner, “the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century.”
Categories: Literary Collections

Playing for Time

Playing for Time

Based on primary source documents, some unearthed at the old prison itself, Playing for Time recreates the compelling story of this team of hardened criminals who excelled at a civilized game to become amateur sports heroes, and of the key ...

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738533084

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 352

For Joseph Seng and the other death row inmates in the line-up for the Wyoming State Penitentiary All Stars, baseball was literally a game of life or death. Based on primary source documents, some unearthed at the old prison itself, Playing for Time recreates the compelling story of this team of hardened criminals who excelled at a civilized game to become amateur sports heroes, and of the key player who led them to many victories. It is soon to be a major Hollywood motion picture.
Categories: History

Sex and Death in Victorian Literature

Sex and Death in Victorian Literature

An avid reader about marriages ( or for that matter a character evincing a morbid
curiosity about death ) would thus tend to read our own motives in the desire for
narrative fulfilment and stasis . George Eliot , far along in her last novel , stations
 ...

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015021486918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 894

Spine title: Sex & death in Victorian literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Regimes of Historicity

Regimes of Historicity

Ariès, whom we have already mentioned for his work on death, was an avid
reader and admirer of Bainville in his youth. However, he did not turn to national
history after the “rupture” of the Second World War—what he called “the rifts of ...

Author: François Hartog

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538763

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 700

François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society's "regimes of historicity," or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Hannah Arendt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Paul Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of historical consciousness and contrasting it with an investigation of the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins's concept of "heroic history." He tracks changing perspectives on time in Chateaubriand's Historical Essay and Travels in America and sets them alongside other writings from the French Revolution. He revisits the insights of the French Annales School and situates Pierre Nora's Realms of Memory within a history of heritage and today's presentism, from which he addresses Jonas's notion of our responsibility for the future. Our presentist present is by no means uniform or clear-cut, and it is experienced very differently depending on the position we occupy in society. We are caught up in global movement and accelerated flows, or else condemned to the life of casual workers, living from hand to mouth in a stagnant present, with no recognized past, and no real future either (since the temporality of plans and projects is inaccessible). The present is therefore experienced as emancipation or enclosure, and the perspective of the future is no longer reassuring, since it is perceived not as a promise, but as a threat. Hartog's resonant readings show us how the motor of history(-writing) has stalled and help us understand the contradictory qualities of our contemporary presentist relation to time.
Categories: History

Choosing Death

Choosing Death

... deaths of both parents , Mellaret seems to have suffered from a general
unhappiness which did not stem from any one cause . Mellaret certainly was a
very religious young man and an avid reader , as evidenced by 148 148
analphabétisme ...

Author: Jeffrey Rodgers Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050735904

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 992

Because of Geneva's uniquely rich and well-organised sources, this is the first study to provide reliable evidence on suicide rates for pre-modern Europe. Watt places his findings within a wide range of historical and sociological scholarship, and while suicide was rare through the seventeenth century, he shows that Geneva experienced an explosion in self-inflicted deaths after 1750. Quite simply, modern Geneva witnessed nothing less than the birth of modern suicide both in attitudes towards it -- thorough secularised, medicalised, and stripped of diabolical undertones -- and the frequency of it.
Categories: History

Death and Apple Strudel A European Voyage Cozy Mystery Book 2

Death  and Apple Strudel   A European Voyage Cozy Mystery   Book 2

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation.

Author: Blake Pierce

Publisher: Blake Pierce

ISBN: 9781094371344

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 665

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone) DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL) is book two in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose Once Gone has over 1,500 five-star reviews. The series begins with MURDER (AND BAKLAVA)—BOOK #1. When London Rose, 33, is proposed to by her long-time boyfriend, she realizes she is facing a stable, predictable, pre-determined (and passionless) life. She freaks out and runs the other way—accepting instead a job across the Atlantic, as a tour-guide on a high-end European cruise line that travels through a country a day. London is searching for a more romantic, unscripted and exciting life that she feels sure exists out there somewhere. London is elated: the European river towns are small, historic and charming. She gets to see a new port every night, gets to sample an endless array of new cuisine and meet a stream of interesting people. It is a traveler’s dream, and it is anything but predictable. In Book 2, DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL), the cruise takes them into Vienna and Salzburg, home of Mozart and the birthplace of music, and all seems picture-perfect. Until, that its, their tour guide turns up dead after giving the passengers a tour of Mozart’s theatre. Suspicion falls on them. Who could have killed her? And why? Laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, endearing, rife with new sights, culture and food, DEATH (AND APPLE STRUDEL) offers a fun and suspenseful trip through the heart of Europe, anchored in an intriguing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very last page. Book #3 (CRIME AND LAGER), #4 (MISFORTUNE AND GOUDA), #5 (CALAMITY AND A DANISH), and #6 (MAYHEM AND HERRING) are also now available!
Categories: Fiction

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

Cultural Narratives of Femininity and Death in Nineteenth-century America
Elizabeth Dill, Sheri Weinstein ... The swift conclusion to the story confirms what
the reader has anticipated , based on the background provided by the narrator
and the news of Eleanor ... Elizabeth Ammons describes “ My Visitation ” as a
conventional Gothic tale with a significant twist : “ An avid reader of the Brontës ,
this woman ...

Author: Elizabeth Dill

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131736790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 208

A collection of essays, which include analyses of women's deathbed scenes, suicides, murders, funerals, and autopsies in literature and other nineteenth-century media. It offers an insight into the often unsettling and highly relevant role of death in feminism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Death at the Dickens do

Death at the Dickens do

About six months after my father - in - law's death , I was sitting in his widow's
kitchen , reading the New York Times , when ... One might think such a remark
insensitive unless one knew that my mother - in - law is an avid reader , belongs
to five ...

Author: Molly Emmons

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X64040

Category:

Page: 642

View: 251

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Death Underground

Death Underground

Kominsky spent much of his non - teaching hours reading professional journals
in his chosen field of chemistry . He was also an avid reader of science fiction
and devoured magazines and paperback sci - fi novels for relaxation . But this ...

Author: Gerald A. Schiller

Publisher: Intercontinental Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1881164845

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 545

Reporter Rogers Kennison investigates the death of a project engineer building the Los Angeles subway. Suspicion is that the victim intended to blow the whistle on unsafe construction.
Categories: Fiction

Face of Death A Zoe Prime Mystery Book 1

Face of Death  A Zoe Prime Mystery   Book 1

Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, ...

Author: Blake Pierce

Publisher: Blake Pierce

ISBN: 9781094312729

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 722

“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI Special Agent Zoe Prime suffers from a rare condition which also gives her a unique talent—she views the world through a lens of numbers. The numbers torment her, make her unable to relate to people, and give her a failed romantic life—yet they also allow her to see patterns that no other FBI agent can see. Zoe keeps her condition a secret, ashamed, in fear her colleagues may find out. Yet when a serial killer strikes across the Midwest, strangling women in remote places and seemingly at random, Zoe, for the first time, is stumped. Is there a pattern? Can there be no pattern at all? Or is this killer as obsessed with numbers as she is? In a mad race against time, Zoe must enter the diabolical mind of a killer who always seems to be one step ahead of her, and stop him from claiming his next victim before it’s too late. At the same time, she must keep at bay her own demons, which may ultimately prove to be even more threatening. An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Books #2 and #3 in the series—FACE OF MURDER and FACE OF FEAR—are also available!
Categories: Fiction

A History of the Hartough Hartsough Hartsock Family

A History of the Hartough Hartsough Hartsock Family

After Emily ' s death , Luther married Mary Ann Hite , of Huntingdon County ,
Indiana , on October 30 , 1866 . She was born February 25 , 1832 . Luther and
his family ... He was an avid reader . He died October 7 , 1896 , and was buried
beside ...

Author: Mary Mae Hartsough

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066162884

Category:

Page: 261

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Human Drama in Death and Taxes

Human Drama in Death and Taxes

The former college professor was an inquisitive person who was an avid reader .
The scope of his reading was wide and included the fields of economics and
taxation . He was particularly knowledgeable about taxation as this area was ...

Author: Jacob Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044134505

Category: Inheritance and transfer tax

Page: 252

View: 377

Categories: Inheritance and transfer tax

The House of Death Other Feluda Stories

The House of Death   Other Feluda Stories

... BEST IN PAPERBACKS, LOOK FOR THE THE ADVENTURES OF FELUDA
SatyajURai Translated by Chitrita Benerji In his foreword to this book, Satyajit
Ray confesses that he has 'been an avid reader of crime fiction for a very long
time.

Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UOM:39015042169543

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 339

View: 598

Six exciting stories of deceit, intrigue and murder, featuring Rayýs super-sleuth Feluda, a.k,a, Pradosh Mitter, and his lieutenants, cousin Topshe and the dim-witted crime-writer, Lalmohan Babu. Their adventures begin in ýThe House of Deathý when a holiday to the beaches of Puri is interrupted by the theft of a priceless manuscript, quickly followed by a mysterious murder. Feludaýs skills are once more put to the test in ýNapoleonýs Letterý when the last known letter of the great emperor disappears and its owner is found murdered. Locating a missing person becomes the challenge in ýThe Disappearance of Ambar Sený which turns out to be a most unusual case, testing Feludaýs powers of detection to the full. ýCrime in Kedarnathý centres around a priceless pendant that a Maharaja generously bestows on Upadhyaya, a homoeopath, for curing him of asthma. But, when Upadhyaya renounces his worldly life to become a sanyasi and leaves for Kedarnath, he is hotly pursued by three different people. Can Feluda unravel the mystery before something disastrous occurs? The theatre becomes the scene of crime in ýThe Acharya Murder Caseý but Feluda is equal to the challenge. Lalmohan Babuýs joy at seeing one of his novels filmed is quickly replaced with fear as the set becomes a place of murder and theft in ýMurder in the Mountainsý, but even the most cunning of villains is no match for Feluda. Gripping drama and suspense combine with humour and memorable writing to form a splendid treat for Rayýs fans everywhere.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories