The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Quick conjures up a celluloid world that will be catnip to fans of that era evoking the sensation it was plucked straight from the Warner Bros. vault.

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399585333

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Quick conjures up a celluloid world that will be catnip to fans of that era evoking the sensation it was plucked straight from the Warner Bros. vault."--Entertainment Weekly The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets... After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along...
Categories: Fiction

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

“The lady private investigator who checked into my background?” “Yes, Raina Kirk. Do you have a problem with the idea of hiring a female investigator?” “No,” Jake said. “It's just that I've never met one before. Are there any other ...

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349415956

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 460

In the second installment of her new series, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick takes us back to California, where Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties come together in the glitzy set of the 1930s. . . The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California - where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets . . . After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

Hugely influential in the seventy years since its original publication (then titled The Wheel Spins), The Lady Vanishes remains a thriller of inimitable quality and power.

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

ISBN: 1509858512

Category:

Page: 272

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Ethel Lina White's thriller classic, featuring the original 'girl on a train' scenario.A special edition of The Lady Vanishes by Ethel Lina White reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary.In this nail-bitingly tense thriller, a girl on a train finds herself in a terrifying situation when her travelling companion vanishes suddenly from their compartment whilst she is sleeping. Every other passenger aboard insists that the woman doesn't exist - that she was never there at all. But as the train rattles on through Europe it becomes increasingly clear that something very sinister is at work.Originally published as The Wheel Spins, this gripping psychological suspense novel was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1938 thriller starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.
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The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

I argue that this is possible if she is allowed to tell a joke involving herself ( or another woman ) , a joke whose outcome is not particularly negative . It is also possible for her to participate in the laughter engendered by a ...

Author: Valeria Finucci

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804720452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 329

View: 397

"The Lady Vanishes focuses on the representation of women in two key works of the Italian Renaissance: Baldassarre Castiglione's treatise Il libro del cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier) and Ludovico Ariosto's chivalric romance Orlando Furioso. Using feminist, deconstructive, and psychoanalytical arguments, the author investigates power relations and the construction of women's subjectivities in sixteenth-century debates on women and popular narratives." "The book examines the construction of women in different modes: woman as exemplary model and as ridiculed object; woman as narcissistically self-centered and as masochistically altruistic; woman as subject of desire and as object of desire; woman as ambiguously gendered and as radical spectacle of femininity. Because they offer an array of characters ranging from masculine women to feminized men and experiment with many forms of transgressive desire, Castiglione and Ariosto provide the perfect arena for problematizing the Italian Renaissance discourses on gender and sexual difference, on the production of pleasure and theories of selfhood, and on the body and modes of spectatorship." "The author argues that women are indispensable to Castiglione's conversation on the courtier and the court lady not because, as is often contended, he was sympathetic toward women, but because he found women useful for their central role in the male construction of men's own image. As for Ariosto, he resolves his narrative by subsuming women to culture and society, thus sealing out disorder. Although at times portraying female rebellion and resentment as empowering, in the end he punishes women displaying these qualities by banishing them from the text. In contrast, he celebrates the acquiescent woman in the figure of the lady warrior Bradamante, who, upon resuming a properly feminine role, becomes the progenitrix of a dynasty." "The Italian Renaissance discourse on women cast them in both assertive and docile roles. In the end, however, they were restrained or expelled; their society could envision a freer order for men but not for women."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

They'd have been quite lost without each other. But, together, over the last year, they'd both found all the happiness and joy that life had to offer. If you enjoyed THE LADY VANISHES, I would appreciate it if you would help others ...

Author: Ava Stone

Publisher: Ava Stone Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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** Previously found in ONE HAUNTED EVENING ** After inheriting a reputedly haunted medieval castle, the Marquess of Bradenham heads to Ravenglass with his friends to inspect the place and host a Samhain masquerade party. He gets a most welcome surprise when he meets a lovely girl in the castle’s gardens and the rest of his life suddenly has a purpose. Callie Eilbeck has always avoided Marisdun Castle, there’s something about the place that has terrified her from even her youngest days. But after a chance encounter with the castle’s new owner and falling rather fast for handsome marquess, Callie vanishes without a trace just like the castle’s former mistress. Is one of Bradenham’s friends responsible for her disappearance? Or has the castle claimed another victim? And can the marquess find her before it’s too late and she’s lost forever?
Categories: Fiction

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

The screams of the patients on ward five told Adelaide Blake that time had run out.

Author: Amada Quick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1720801444

Category:

Page: 204

View: 682

The screams of the patients on ward five told Adelaide Blake that time had run out. She stopped searching for the key to the file cabinet and went to stand at the door of the small office. She had not dared to turn on any lights in the laboratory. There was enough moonlight spilling through the high, arched windows to illuminate the long workbenches and create ominous silhouettes of the equipment and instruments. The wails and shrieks and howls from the floor below were escalating rapidly. Something or, more likely, someone was agitating the patients. The ward on the fifth floor was reserved for the most hopelessly mad and insane. The locked rooms housed those who were forever lost in their own private hells. Some of the patients were afflicted with violent, paranoid visions and hallucinations. Others battled fearsome monsters that only they could see. Soon after she had been locked in one of the cell-like rooms on ward five, she had learned that the patients provided an excellent alarm system, especially at night. Nights were always the worst.
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Looking Awry

Looking Awry

Christ desires from the place of the other ( the sinner ) , this is the ground of his compassion for sinners . ... Ladies Who Vanish “ THE WOMAN DOES Not Exist ” Given the central status of deception in relation to the symbolic order ...

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026274015X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 706

Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Žižek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician and practician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs and works of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, from McCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead—a strategy of "looking awry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan. Žižek discovers fundamental Lacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of drive and desire, the split subject—at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, in the mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. The playfulness of Žižek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with the deconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as what he is not saying, Žižek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who so often claim him.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

'Miss Froy?' repeated the baroness.

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408841815

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 928

'Miss Froy?' repeated the baroness. 'I do not know anyone who has that name.' Exhausted after her vacation in Europe, the young socialite Iris Carr is set for a return to England. Aboard the train, Iris is glad to have the company of the elderly Miss Froy – the only other passenger she can tolerate. But when Iris wakes up after a long rest, Miss Froy has vanished. Suspecting foul play, Iris is suspicious of the strange passengers surrounding her, most of whom cannot understand her. Those who can, however, have serious doubts that such a 'Miss Froy' ever existed... Iris' dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare voyage back to England, forcing her to explore the unchartered territories of both her surroundings and her own mind.
Categories: Fiction

The Lady Has a Past

The Lady Has a Past

The Lady Has a Past Close Up Tightrope The Other Lady Vanishes The Girl Wbo Knew Too Much " Til Death Do Us Part Garden of Lies Otherwise Engaged The Mystery Woman Crystal Gardens Quicksilver Burning Lamp The Perfect Poison The Third ...

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984806918

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 129

Beauty and glamour meet deception and revenge in this electrifying novel by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick. Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier, the newest resident of Burning Cove, is unsettled when her boss suddenly disappears. Lyra knows something has happened to Raina Kirk, and tracks down her last known appearance at an exclusive hotel and health spa. The health spa is known for its luxurious offerings and prestigious clientele, and the wealthy, socialite background Lyra desperately wanted to leave behind is perfect for this undercover job. What Lyra lacks in investigative experience she makes up for in gut instinct, and her gut isn’t happy that she’s saddled with a partner by Luther Pell, Raina’s dangerous lover, who wants to bring in someone with more experience to help. Instead of the suave, pistol-packing private eye she expected, though, Simon Cage is a mild-mannered antiquarian book dealer with a quiet, academic air, and a cool, remote gaze. Lyra suspects that Simon is much more than what he seems, and her instincts are confirmed when they arrive at the spa and pose as a couple: Simon has a unique gift that allows him to detect secrets, a skill that is crucial in finding Raina. The unlikely duo falls down a rabbit hole of twisted rumors and missing socialites, discovering that the health spa is a façade for something far darker than they imagined. With a murderer in their midst, Raina isn't the only one in grave danger—Lyra is next.
Categories: Fiction