Books by Leslie Meier MISTLETOE MURDER TIPPY TOE MURDER TRICK OR TREAT MURDER BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER VALENTINE MURDER CHRISTMAS COOKIE MURDER TURKEY DAY ...
Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
"Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters." —Publishers Weekly When her part-time reporting gig gives Lucy the opportunity to attend a Boston newspaper conference, she looks forward to the vacation from domestic bliss. But upon leaving Tinker's Cove, she quickly discovers that alone time can be kind of. . .lonely. And in between libel workshops and panel discussions, Lucy takes a guilt trip. She feels terrible that she won't be home to help her husband celebrate Father's Day. But when Luther Read—head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty—suddenly drops dead, Lucy has other things to think about. Murder, for instance. She's not buying the theory that Luther died of an asthma attack. The man just had too many enemies. Always the intrepid snoop, Lucy vows to investigate. But she can't help wondering if her name will end up on a byline—or in an obit. . . "I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." --Chicago Sun-Times "A truly American version of the English cozy." --Tulsa World
By Lee Harris Published by Fawcett Books: THE GOOD FRIDAY MURDER THE YOM KIPPUR MURDER THE CHRISTENING DAY MURDER THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY MURDER THE CHRISTMAS ...
Author: Lee Harris
FRIENDS UNTIL DEATH Every year, the Morris Avenue Boys--chums since childhood--gather for a Father's Day reunion dinner. Now late in middle age, these men can bask in the rewards of honest success. So which of them seizes the opportunity that fateful evening to pull out an ice pick and stab to death the group's most celebrated member, novelist Arthur Wein? As investigator (and former nun) Christine Bennett peels back the layers of the past, forty years' worth of secrets emerge from the shadows--and the web of lies, theft, adultery, and blackmail woven by the once-innocent Bronx playmates rivals even the darkest plot of the dead man's novels. But in real life, this flesh-and-blood villain may never be caught. . . .
Combined with her observations of Cindy's painful journey as she attempts to rebuild her life after the murders, the book is being hailed by police and family violence experts as a valuable insight into the motivation and the legacy of ...
Author: Megan Norris
Cindy Gambino has suffered great loss in her life, beginning as a young woman with the death of the love of her life in a road accident, to the subsequent tragedy of her life which made front page news in 2005 when her former husband, Robert Farquharson, deliberately drove his car into a rural Victorian dam near their home of Winchelsea, drowning their three children. Her partner Stephen Moules repeatedly dived into the dam to try and save the boys, while their father watched from the sidelines. Together with Megan Norris, Cindy tells her story of how she has found the will to live, but why the past still haunts her.
Children, it is said, are a joy forever. However, that's not necessarily true if one you've never known shows up on your doorstep mentally unhinged and bent upon revenge. District Attorney Preston Ives, fresh from convicting a serial killer, is shocked to discover a long-forgotten decision now threatens both his present and his future. A short crime story from our Fingerprints line.
Was his gruesome murder some form of revenge... or will he be merely the first to be executed in this manner? Rome has returned to Albion - and it is demanding a blood ransom... Praise for Richard Madeley: 'An authentic and exciting story.
Author: Richard Madeley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The next must-read page-turner from Sunday Times bestselling author Richard Madeley. A man’s body is discovered in the centre of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, a relic from the Imperial past that still stands outside modern-day Cirencester. The man has been crucified, Roman-style, inverted on a rough wooden cross in the shape of an X. As mystified police launch their investigation and a sensationalised media theirs, one thing quickly becomes apparent: the dead man was a dedicated internet troll, targeting young women with vile abuse and threats. Was his gruesome murder some form of revenge... or will he be merely the first to be executed in this manner? Rome has returned to Albion - and it is demanding a blood ransom... Praise for Richard Madeley: 'An authentic and exciting story. The perfect summer read' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Original, unexpected and thrilling' JOJO MOYES 'Immaculate storytelling, pacey and beautifully written' SADIE JONES 'An unsettlingly tense treat' HEAT 'A perfect summer read with a shocking twist' OK!
A Heart-breaking Account of Love and Loss When newly separated mum, Cindy Gambino, dropped her boys off to spend Father's Day 2005 with her estranged husband, she had no idea she would never see them alive again.
Author: Megan Norris
A heart-breaking account of Love and LossWhen newly separated mum, Cindy Gambino, dropped her boys off to spend Father's Day 2005 with her estranged husband, she had no idea she would never see them alive again. Now, the 'triple dam drowning mum', who was the true target of Robert Farquharson's festering rage, relives the unspeakable revenge which shocked Australia, and left her with the legacy of life-long suffering--her punishment for ending their marriage.
The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life.
Author: Helen Garner
Publisher: Text Publishing
Category: True Crime
Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best True Crime, 2015 A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2014 On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice. This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia’s most admired writers. Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip won the 1978 National Book Council Award, and was adapted for film in 1981. Since then she has published novels, short stories, essays, and feature journalism. In 1995 she published The First Stone, a controversial account of a Melbourne University sexual harassment case. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2004) was a non-fiction study of two murder trials in Canberra. In 2006 Helen Garner received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her most recent novel, The Spare Room (2008), won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has been translated into many languages. Helen Garner lives in Melbourne. ‘This House of Grief (Text) is a gripping account of a murder trial in which few of the participants act and react in ways we might predict. It’s an examination not just of what happened, but also of what we prefer to believe and what we cannot face believing.’ Julian Barnes, Books of the Year, TLS ‘This House of Grief makes its complexity out of an honest vulnerability...Garner’s book is superbly alive to the narrative dynamics of the case; she tells a grim story of unhappy marriage, limited social opportunity, bitter divorce, and spousal grievance. Again, as in The First Stone, what consumes her are the difficult questions that seem to lie beyond the reach of formal narration: the deepest assumptions of class and gender and power; the problem of how well we ever understand someone else’s motives...Attracted and repelled, Garner circles around the unspeakable abysmal horror. Can any story “explain” why a man might murder his children? She doesn’t pretend to possess the explosive answer, and frequently confesses stupefaction, but her book walks us along an engrossing and plausible narrative fuse...Her narrative is lit by lightning.’ James Wood, New Yorker ‘Helen Garner’s account of the trial is a non-literary variation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (1966).’ Eileen Battersby, Books of the Year, Irish Times ‘As involving, heart-rending and unsettling a read as you could possibly find, a true-life account of three deaths and a trial that leaves you with a profound sense of unease as its drama unfolds, and disturbing questions about how we judge guilt and innocence.’ The Times ‘This House of Grief is a magnificent book about the majesty of the law and the terrible matter of the human heart...If you read nothing else this year, read this story of the sorrow and pity of innocents drowned and the spectres and enigmas of guilt.’ Peter Craven, Weekend Australian ‘It grabbed me by the throat in the same way that the podcast series “Serial” did. Ms. Garner brilliantly and compassionately recounts the harrowing, real-life trial of Robert Farquharson.’ Gillian Anderson, Wall Street Journal, Books of the Year 2015
Former nun Christine Bennett is angry at a young woman's claims to be the daughter of a Mother Superior and dear friend of hers, but when the girl turns up dead, the subsequent investigation reveals that her story may have been true. Original.
Most miserable day. My poor father is in jail. At dinnertime to-day two most evil-looking men arrested him. God forgive me for wishing they were dead!
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
This meticulously edited collection of Christmas mysteries is bound to keep your entertained throughout the Holiday season: Murder & Crime Mysteries: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Flying Stars (G. K. Chesterton) Percival Bland's Proxy (R. Austin Freeman) A Christmas Capture (Fred M. White) McAllister's Christmas (Arthur Cheney Train) The Mystery of Room Five (Fred M White) A Policeman's Business (Edgar Wallace) Stuffing (Edgar Wallace) Mr Wray's Cash Box or, the Mask and the Mystery (Wilkie Collins) The Adventure of the Second Swag (Robert Barr) An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture on Dynamite (Arthur Conan Doyle) A Chaparral Christmas Gift (O. Henry) A Christmas Tragedy (Emmuska Orczy) The Thieves Who Couldn't Stop Sneezing (Thomas Hardy) Supernatural Mysteries: The Silver Hatchet (Arthur Conan Doyle) What the Shepherd Saw: A Tale of Four Moonlight Nights (Thomas Hardy) Markheim (R. L. Stevenson) The Wolves of Cernogratz (Saki) Mustapha (Sabine Baring-Gould) The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (M.R. James) The Christmas Banquet (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Haunted Man (Charles Dickens) The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton (Dickens) The Ghost's Touch (Fergus Hume) Glámr (Sabine Baring-Gould) The Ghosts at Grantley (Leonard Kip) A Terrible Christmas Eve (Lucie E. Jackson) Ghosts and Family Legends (Catherine Crowe) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) The Abbot's Ghost (Louisa M. Alcott) Old Applejoy's Ghost (Frank R. Stockton) Wolverden Tower (Grant Allen) The Christmas-Eve Vigil (James Bowker) Told After Supper (Jerome K. Jerome) The Box with the Iron Clamps (Florence Marryat) Joseph (Katherine Rickford) The Ghost of Christmas Eve (J. M. Barrie) The Dead Sexton (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu) Uncle Cornelius His Story (George MacDonald) The Grave by the Handpost (Thomas Hardy) Number Ninety (Bithia Mary Croker) At Chrighton Abbey (Mary Elizabeth Braddon) Between the Lights (E. F. Benson)…
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Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
"Schwartz illustrates how feminists have taken the most vulgar stereotype of men and pronounced it a universal and inviolable cultural norm. He then examines his thesis in the context of work and the work organization, discussing how the feminization of the workplace has been driven by the archetypal need to remake it into a maternal world, banishing the limitations that shape survival and progress. He examines the traditional sexual division of labor and its alleged oppressive nature. He also discusses the psychological forces that drive the idea of placing women in combat roles in the military."--BOOK JACKET.
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Category: Detective and mystery stories
So you think you'd know a murderer if you saw one? Prepare yourself for a challenge. This book spans the century to provide a police lineup of some of the most devious death-dealers in all of crime fiction. Some leave an incriminating trail of bloody footprints; others are unrecognizable but for the hardware in their hands and the dark intent in their hearts.
In this book, John finally opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, travelled the world, suffered the pain of her miscarriage, and how he still believes today that they are soulmates.
Author: Mark Morri
Publisher: Random House Australia
Category: True Crime
The national bestseller: John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded. He was driving up the coast looking for his missing wife, Anita, when over the radio he heard: 'The body of a naked woman has been found in a paddock in western Sydney.' As details emerged of the rape and murder of the gentle nurse and former beauty queen, outrage engulfed Australia. Five men were caught and, amid unprecedented scenes, jailed for life. For young reporter Mark Morri, the case was a baptism of fire. Told to 'find the husband', he despaired: Cobby had changed his name and disappeared. But the Daily Mirror found him, and Morri's interviews sent newspaper sales soaring. For nearly thirty years, Morri and Cobby kept in touch. In this book, John finally opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, travelled the world, suffered the pain of her miscarriage, and how he still believes today that they are soulmates. He also explains why they were apart at the time of the murder. Weaving in chilling material from the autopsy police files, and interviews with the detectives who hunted down the killers, Mark Morri explores the ripple effects of the murder that still shocks a nation.