Next of Kin vividly captures the spirit of 1930s London, revealing the secrets of the upperclass, complete with gambling, murder, an art heist, and a conspiracy to unseat the new king that could change the future of the country.
Author: John Boyne
John Boyne has been heralded as "one of the most imaginative and adventurous of the young Irish novelists working today" by the Irish Independent. He achieved bestseller status and won numerous awards worldwide for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Now in Next of Kin, he steps into the drawing rooms and private clubs of the prewar English aristocracy to offer an unobstructed view of a social elite driven by the conflicting desires to uphold tradition and to acquire vast wealth. It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will, for Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: Find 50,000 pounds by Christmas or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favor of his cousin Stella, he finds that even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit, and for murder. Next of Kin vividly captures the spirit of 1930s London, revealing the secrets of the upperclass, complete with gambling, murder, an art heist, and a conspiracy to unseat the new king that could change the future of the country.
81,82 new hostile worlds discovered: 83 - and then another five propulsors blew their linings simultaneously and Scout-Officer John Leeming knew he would have to make a crash landing.
Author: Eric Frank Russell
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
81,82 new hostile worlds discovered: 83 - and then another five propulsors blew their linings simultaneously and Scout-Officer John Leeming knew he would have to make a crash landing. Soon he was a prisoner of the Zangastans - and filled with a determination to get back to Earth just as soon as possible. It took the failure of an orthodox escape attempt to make him realise that his alien life-form captors knew precious little of human nature. So unprompted corroboration from another Terran prisoner held by the Lathians, Zangasta's senior allies, that said Lathians had the Willies was good enough proof that Leeming's Eustace could be pretty dangerous. Does this baffle you? Read on!
NEXT OF KIN THE NEW EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, SUE WELFARE He seemed like the perfect tenant .
Author: Sue Welfare
NEXT OF KIN THE NEW EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, SUE WELFARE He seemed like the perfect tenant . . . Home should be where the heart is, but for Sarah, it becomes a place of fear, menace and terrifying choices. Her new lodger seems like the dream tenant for the rambling Cambridge town house that Sarah shares with her brother, Ryan. But before long it's clear that their guest has his own chilling plans for all of them. When Ryan finds himself in deep water, Sarah faces losing all her hopes, dreams and any chance of a happy ever after. Just how far will she go to protect the people she loves? And will even the ultimate sacrifice be enough to save them... Dark, gripping and utterly compelling, Next of Kin is guaranteed to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or Before I go to Sleep.
The death of Caro Meredith turns the lives of her grieving husband, in-laws, brother-in-law, and stepdaughter upside down as they all struggle to cope with the loss of a woman who had been the central figure in all their lives.
Author: Joanna Trollope
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
The death of Caro Meredith turns the lives of her grieving husband, in-laws, brother-in-law, and stepdaughter upside down as they all struggle to cope with the loss of a woman who had been the central figure in all their lives. By the author of Marrying the Mistress. Reprint.
Author Edwin Majone believes God was left with no next of kin--since the entire human race inherited their sinfulness. Who then is God's next of kin?
Author: Edwin Majone
Publisher: Charisma Media
Did God create Adam and Eve to be His "next of kin"--His first son and daughter and, thus, His closest relatives? If so, what happened to that intended relationship when they sinned and were separated from God? Author Edwin Majone believes God was left with no next of kin--since the entire human race inherited their sinfulness. Who then is God's next of kin? It cannot be Jesus, the author states, because He is God: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1, NKJV). God's Next of Kin investigates this mystery and the importance it has to seven redemptive Hebrew names of God. As you solve the mystery with God's Next of Kin, it will help you to grow spiritually and will broaden your biblical worldview.
This early work by Nellie L. McClung was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series.
Author: Nellie L. McClung
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This early work by Nellie L. McClung was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series. 'The Next of Kin: Those who Wait and Wonder' is a work that paints a picture of what life was like for many during the First World War. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.
Sex crimes Detective Aiden Carlisle is slowly getting used to being in a committed relationship with Dawn Kinsley--a relationship that isn't always easy since Dawn is not only a psychologist but also a former victim in one of Aiden's cases.
It defines the broadness of its fantastic divine dynamics and cracks open the
mystery of God's next of kin. The new birth is thus spiritual genetics defined ipso
facto (by the fact itself). Fantastic! Even though a common phrase, “next of kin “
Author: Edwin Majone
Publisher: Charisma Media
Did God create Adam and Eve to be His “next of kin”—His first son and daughter and, thus, His closest relatives? If so, what happened to that intended relationship when they sinned and were separated from God?
Author: Richard T. RodríguezPublish On: 2009-06-16
In Next of Kin, Richard T. Rodriguez explores the competing notions of fa familia
found in movement-inspired literature, film, video, music, painting, and other
forms of cultural expression created by Chicano men. Drawing an cultural studies
Author: Richard T. Rodríguez
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
As both an idea and an institution, the family has been at the heart of Chicano/a cultural politics since the Mexican American civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s. In Next of Kin, Richard T. Rodríguez explores the competing notions of la familia found in movement-inspired literature, film, video, music, painting, and other forms of cultural expression created by Chicano men. Drawing on cultural studies and feminist and queer theory, he examines representations of the family that reflect and support a patriarchal, heteronormative nationalism as well as those that reconfigure kinship to encompass alternative forms of belonging. Describing how la familia came to be adopted as an organizing strategy for communitarian politics, Rodríguez looks at foundational texts including Rodolfo Gonzales’s well-known poem “I Am Joaquín,” the Chicano Liberation Youth Conference’s manifesto El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, and José Armas’s La Familia de La Raza. Rodríguez analyzes representations of the family in the films I Am Joaquín, Yo Soy Chicano, and Chicana; the Los Angeles public affairs television series ¡Ahora!; the experimental videos of the artist-activist Harry Gamboa Jr.; and the work of hip-hop artists such as Kid Frost and Chicano Brotherhood. He reflects on homophobia in Chicano nationalist thought, and examines how Chicano gay men have responded to it in works including Al Lujan’s video S&M in the Hood, the paintings of Eugene Rodríguez, and a poem by the late activist Rodrigo Reyes. Next of Kin is both a wide-ranging assessment of la familia’s symbolic power and a hopeful call for a more inclusive cultural politics.
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Author: Thomas L. Reilly
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tom Reilly idolized his older brother, Ron. After their parents' unexpected early deaths, Ron protected his younger brother and taught him the ways of the world. Ron was a charismatic and worldly career soldier, and his kid brother thought of him as a mentor and hero. In July 1970, Ron died halfway around the world in Vietnam. When the Army provided no explanation except that Ron's death was not due to combat, the nineteen-year-old author set off on an incredible journey to war-torn South Vietnam to find answers, to seek revenge if necessary, and to come to terms with his loss. Next of Kin begins in small-town Wisconsin, where Tom's peaceful childhood is shattered by the deaths of his parents. Later, Tom makes it on his own as a runaway, has unforgettable adventures with his brother in a seedy Mexican border town, and is nearly paralyzed with grief when he learns of Ron's death. On his singular journey to Southeast Asia, Tom evades the police in Bangkok, is smuggled across the enemy-controlled Ho Chi Minh Trail into South Vietnam, fends for himself in Saigon, and survives a mortar attack and a bout with malaria all to find out the truth about his brother's death. Next of Kin is a touching story of sibling love and family tragedy that will appeal even to those without any connection to the Vietnam War.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. Next of Kin by David Hosp is a gripping legal thriller in the Scott Finn series, perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Scott Turow.
Author: David Hosp
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. Next of Kin by David Hosp is a gripping legal thriller in the Scott Finn series, perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Scott Turow. When Boston attorney Scott Finn agrees to defend the son of notorious mobster Eamonn McDougal, he knows he’s putting his reputation on the line. But he also knows he can use him as bait to reel in the prize catch. In a city where mob crime once ruled, a core of corruption, greed, lies and deceit still lingers. And it seems there are those in power who will stop at nothing to achieve what they want. Finn, who grew up an orphan on the meanest streets in the city, is determined to solve the murder of the mother he never knew. In his search for the truth he uncovers a sinister trail of murder, betrayal and revenge borne by someone who could neither forgive nor forget. But who can be trusted, and who can be believed? And can Finn find the answers before it’s too late? 'Hosp hits the trifecta – brilliant, brawny, and totally believable' David Baldacci
It was full of love and laughter! Enjoyed every page' 'Lovable characters, entertaining story, and colourful writing make this book an easy, and fun, read' 'The whole series is delightful. It has a little bit of everything'
Author: Nancy Atherton
Publisher: Hachette UK
An expected death unearths unexpected clues... Full of delightfully surprising twists and turns, Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin is another page-turning instalment in Nancy Atherton's series that has won the hearts of cosy crime fans everywhere. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Agatha Christie. 'A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection' - Deadly Pleasures Magazine Mystery follows Lori Shepherd wherever she goes - even while volunteering at her local Infirmary. There she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary with no family except for one brother - who has inexplicably disappeared. When Miss Beacham passes away suddenly, Lori is sad to hear of her demise. But after receiving an envelope containing keys and a letter written by Miss Beacham before her death, she suspects there may be more to events than meets the eye. Armed with clues and with her ghostly Aunt Dimity's help, Lori begins to unearth secrets and surprising truths about her own next-of-kin... What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin: 'A truly heart-warming book. It was full of love and laughter! Enjoyed every page' 'Lovable characters, entertaining story, and colourful writing make this book an easy, and fun, read' 'The whole series is delightful. It has a little bit of everything'