The Mike Bowditch Series, Books 1-3

The Poacher's Son; Trespasser; Bad Little Falls

Author: Paul Doiron

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466888539

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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Bestselling author and Edgar-Award finalist Paul Doiron knows Maine better than just about anyone, and in this series that follows Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, he proves it. Here together for the first time in one thrill-ride collection are the first three books in the critically acclaimed series: The Poacher's Son Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive-his own father. Trespasser On a fog shrouded road in Maine, a young woman disappears after hitting a deer with her car. When Bowditch is called to investigate, he uncovers a web of lies and deceit that leads to a killer who may have already gotten away with murder. Bad Little Falls Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" (Booklist) in this harrowing thriller about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstorm.
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A Caitlin Strong Collection, Books 1-3

Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break

Author: Jon Land

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1250237904

Category: Fiction

Page: 1776

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Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, proud to wear the badge of her father and grandfather—until a deadly shoot-out along the Mexican border causes her to question her calling. Caitlin Strong pursues justice the Ranger way in this mystery thriller series. A Caitlin Strong Collection, Books 1-3 discounted ebundle includes: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break “[Jon Land] packs every story with menace and peril, providing a feast for any thriller aficionado. In Caitlin Strong he’s crafted an alpha heroine who’s fresh and poignant and heaping with adrenaline . . .” --New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry The Caitlin Strong Series Strong Enough to Die Strong Justice Strong at the Break Strong Vengeance Strong Rain Falling Strong Darkness Strong Light of Day Strong Cold Dead Strong to the Bone Strong as Steel At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Huck Finn's America

Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

Author: Andrew Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439186987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 5659

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A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.
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The Scourge of Soho

The Controversial Career of SAS Hero Detective Sergeant Harry Challenor MM

Author: Dick Kirby

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147383144X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7284

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The Scourge of Soho describes the dramatic and eventful life of Detective Sergeant Harry Challenor MM and at the same time lifts the lid on front-line policing and the murky world of Soho criminals in the 1950s and 1960s. Born into grinding poverty in 1922, Challenor fought with the Special Air Service during the Second World War, being parachuted behind enemy lines, captured twice, escaping twice. He was awarded the Military Medal. Joining the post-war Metropolitan Police, challenor spent four years with the elite Flying Squad, before being sent to clear up crime in Soho. Pimps, racketeers and crooks were rounded-up and often found themselves in possession of a bewildering assortment of armaments of which they denied all knowledge. More sensible gangsters, like Reg and Ron Kray, took off as soon as his name was mentioned. Challenor could not be frightened or bought-off, so the gang leaders put up a £1,000 reward to anyone who could frame him. In the end, it was not needed. During a political demonstration in 1963, half-bricks were planted on innocent protesters and three young policemen were imprisoned and Challenor certified as a paranoid schizophrenic and sent to a succession of psychiatric hospitals and care homes. Policeman-turned-author, Dick Kirby has interviewed former friends and colleagues of this determined but flawed character and has meticulously studied court records and official documents. The result is a sensational and gripping account of the man who became The Scourge of Soho. As featured in the East Anglian Daily Times, Bury Mercury and Wolverhampton Magazine.
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