The Long Drop

The Long Drop

It has to be three cells big because officers are in there with him at all times,
working eight-hour shifts. After every shift the departing officers fill out the
Deathwatch Journal, a notebook bound in navy-blue leather. In it they note
Manuel's moods, ...

Author: Denise Mina

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473546622

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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‘This book is so, so good. Forensic, beautiful and gripping’ Graham Norton ‘A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist’ Daily Telegraph Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them. He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily. Inspired by true events, The Long Drop follows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants? ‘Extraordinary’ Guardian ‘Absorbing... this is a bravura performance, a true original’ Ian Rankin ‘Revisits a dark episode in Glasgow’s past... Mina navigates the uneasy territory between fact and fiction with consummate grace’ Val McDermid
Categories: Fiction

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Scott keeps a record of his shift in the Deathwatch Journal, making entries such
as, “[p]risoner well behaved. Chatting normally. He ate well”—phrases that fail to
capture the real substance of their conversations. They talk about Scott's lack of ...

Author: Erin E. MacDonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

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Ian Rankin is considered by many to be Scotland's greatest living crime fiction author. Most well known for his Inspector Rebus series--which has earned critical acclaim as well as scores of fans worldwide--Rankin is a prolific author whose other works include spy thrillers, nonfiction books and articles, short stories, novels, graphic novels, audio recordings, television/film, and plays. This companion--the first to provide a complete look at all of his writings--includes alphabetized entries on Rankin's works, characters, and themes; a biography; a chronology; maps of Rebus' Edinburgh; and an annotated bibliography. A champion of both Edinburgh and Scotland, Rankin continues to combine engaging entertainment with socio-political commentary showing Edinburgh as a microcosm of Scotland, and Scotland as a microcosm of the world. His writing investigates questions of Scottish identity, British history, masculinity, and contemporary culture while providing mystery readers with complex, suspenseful plots, realistic character development, and a unique mix of American hard-boiled and procedural styles with Scottish dialects and sensibilities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The French Theater of the Absurd

The French Theater of the Absurd

... Günter , 107n1 Grotowski , Jerzy , 103-4 Happy Days , 23 , 36–39 Haute
surveillance ( Death Watch ) , 80–85 Havel ... A ) ; Elle ; Haute surveillance (
Deathwatch ) ; Journal du voleur , ( Thief's Journal , The ) ; Nègres , Les ( Blacks ,
The ) ...

Author: Deborah B. Gaensbauer

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015022063625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics Literature Art Society

The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics  Literature  Art    Society

It includes mines rich in coal and iron ; “ I love to hear the deathwatch ' s rattle ,
populous towns ; towns yearly increasing in trade , wealth , and population ; The
kitten ' s purr , the lowing cattle . " towns , too , such as Caerleon , which , in the ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101074880293

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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Wood - boring insects such as the Furniture Beetle and the Death - watch Beetle
can also cause extensive damage to woodwork , and it is important to distinguish
between the damage which they cause and the results of fungal decay because ...

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2922324

Category: Arts

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Fragments on the Deathwatch

Fragments on the Deathwatch

Daniel Defoe , A Journal of the Plague Year ( 1722 ) ( Louis Landa ed . , 1969 ) ,
115 – 16 . 9 Michael Gordon , Introduction to The Nuclear Family in Crisis : The
Search for an Alternative ( Michael Gordon ed . , 1972 ) , 1 – 2 . Sociological ...

Author: Louise Harmon

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: UVA:X004210891

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Discusses the literature, philosophy, history, and taboos of death and whether the law is able to recognize the needs of families and their grieving
Categories: Social Science

Australian Forestry Journal

Australian Forestry Journal

The best known Anobium in England is that known under the name of the “ Death
Watch . " It is generally considered to be Anobium tessellatum , the largest British
species ; but Professor Westwood says that this is a mistake , and that this ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B1963

Category: Forests and forestry

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Categories: Forests and forestry

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

In the current book , he turns to death on Death Row . The deathwatch team
controls the last 48 hours of the prisoner ' s life . In Johnson ' s view , the
correctional officers who serve on this team are today ' s true executioners , even
though they ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4933390

Category: Electronic journals

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The Architects Journal

The Architects  Journal

Eventually, Fisher produced four scientific papers on the deathwatch beetle, and
these formed the basis of subsequent treatment policy. He showed that the
beetles laid eggs on the surface of oak blocks, and that the larvae wandered ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047828390

Category: Architecture

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The Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope

The Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope

It is sometimes known as the “ DeathWatch , " and is supposed to produce the
well - known knocking noise , which , in the dead of night , seems to have the
sinister significance expressed in its popular Fig 80. - The DeathWatch or Book ...

Author: Cape of Good Hope (Colony). Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2938434

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Journal

Journal

Fortunately , though the common furniture beetle is widespread , the house
longhorn is restricted to a limited area , chiefly in Surrey , and the deathwatch
beetle to the oak and chestnut timbers found only in older buildings . Fungi grow
only ...

Author: Royal Society of Health (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112008467448

Category: Public health

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Categories: Public health

Journal of Zoology

Journal of Zoology

Mr. C. J. Gahan exhibited a living example of the DeathWatch ” Beetle ( Anobium
tesselatum ) , and demonstrated its response to sharp taps , such as could be
made with the point of a pencil on the table . Mr. C. DAVIES SHERBORN , F.Z.S.
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015015590048

Category: Zoology

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Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

When beetles have just Life History of the Death Watch Beetle . emerged — and
this point applies to all the Wood - boring Beetles . The most serious of First , the
eggs are whitish and lemon wood - boring beetles — the holes are clean these is
 ...

Author: Royal Institute of British Architects

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025996938

Category: Architecture

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The Journal of the Rutgers University Library

The Journal of the Rutgers University Library

The verses are beautiful , but it made me shudder to read them ; for I had justice (
sic ) written , a week or two before , the following , with which I was greatly in
humor : “ In the wainscot , ticks the Deathwatch , Chirps the Cricket in the floor , In
 ...

Author: Rutgers University. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035111809

Category: Books

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Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata

Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata

Tapping behaviour is a rhythmic communication in the deathwatch beetle ,
Xestobium rufovillosum ( Coleoptera , Anobiidae ) . Journal of Insect Behaviour 4
: 257 - 263 . Bletchly , J . D . , 1966 . Aspects of the habits and nutrition of the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4577250

Category: Entomology

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Categories: Entomology

RIBA Journal

RIBA Journal

It is interesting to note that the deathwatch beetle prefers decayed timber for his
nefarious work . F . P . R . L . have found in lead - covered timber roofs , as of
churches , that the trouble frequently starts with the furniture beetle . He begins to
 ...

Author: Royal Institute of British Architects

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025996995

Category: Architecture

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Journal

Journal

It is probable that changes in moisture content would have an effect on the length
of the life - cycle of the deathwatch beetle and , if unfavourable , would tend to
slow down the rate of development of the insect . I have previously heard similar
 ...

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058470413

Category: Industrial arts

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Categories: Industrial arts

The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal

The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal

All can damage hardwood structural timbers , indeed X. rufovillosum is the
notorious deathwatch beetle . P. pectinicornis has been recorded from
waterlogged urban medieval deposits from York and Oxford in company with A.
punctatum ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4957873

Category: Yorkshire (England)

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A review of history, antiquities and topography in the county.
Categories: Yorkshire (England)

University of Manila Journal of East Asiatic Studies

University of Manila Journal of East Asiatic Studies

The du'jeng is a song sung during certain days of a death - watch . It is sung only
when it is a family tradition and when the person who died wishes so . However ,
it is believed that the spirit of the dead asks for this song to be sung . In practice ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067936610

Category: East Asia

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Categories: East Asia

Educational theatre journal

Educational theatre journal

But the various characters , just as we in the audience , view the ritual of the
deathwatch in different ways . The Best Friend relies on tradition : It is more or
less required that you be . . . I think : here . Family . Isn ' t it one of our customs ?
that if a ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4911729

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