The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby’s in 1997.
Author: Simon Worrall
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby’s in 1997. The author’s detective work led him across America to a prison cell in Salt Lake City, where the world’s greatest literary forger, Mark Hofmann, is serving a life sentence for double-murder.
The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby’s in 1997.
Author: Simon Worrall
The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby's in 1997. The author's detective work led him across America, to a prison cell in Salt Lake City, where the world's greatest literary forger, Mark Hofmann, is serving a life sentence for double-murder.
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Poet And The Murderer.
Author: William Strong
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Poet And The Murderer." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
More frightening still, the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like the story of a lifetime might also be Jack's ticket to a lonely end... The Narrows He's back . . .
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Hachette UK
'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin The Poet Meet the cunning, poetry-quoting serial killer of unprecedented savagery executing one homicide cop after another . . . The apparent suicide of his policeman brother sets Denver crime reporter Jack McEvoy on edge. Surprise at the circumstances of his brother's death prompts Jack to look into a whole series of police suicides, and puts him on the trail of a cop killer whose victims are selected all too carefully. Not only that, but they all leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of writer Edgar Allan Poe in their wake. More frightening still, the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like the story of a lifetime might also be Jack's ticket to a lonely end... The Narrows He's back . . . Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts a villain who's long been in hiding - a fiend known as The Poet. Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. He has not forgotten Rachel. And he has a special present for her. Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes elements of his death doubly suspicious. Now Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. . . The Scarecrow Jack McEvoy returns with a story he just can't let go of... Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the Los Angeles Times, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang: a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer Prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a serial killer known as The Scarecrow, who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off on the crime beat and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming . . .
"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review "If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure. . .
Author: Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Judge Dee, the master detective of seventh-century China, sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers complex passions lurking beneath the placid surface of academic life. A mild-mannered student is rumored to have been slain by a fox-demon, while a young dancer meets her death as she dresses to perform for the magistrate's illustrious dinner guests—an obese Zen monk revered for his calligraphy, a beautiful poetess accused of murder, and the past president of the imperial academy. To connect the present crimes with betrayals and adulteries from decades past, the clever judge must visit a high-class brothel and the haunted shrine of the Black Fox. From the moment the young scholar is found dead on the eve of the Autumn Festival, the pace never lets up. "The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review "If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure. . . . For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group headed by Sherlock Holmes."—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers a gripping new thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers a gripping new thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A detective with a dark secret... Samantha Jazz used to be one of the top profilers in the Austin PD, living for the chase of hunting down a killer and bringing him to justice. That is, until one bad case nearly destroyed her. A killer with a hidden agenda... There’s a new kind of serial killer on the loose––and people are turning up dead. The only clues to their murders lie in the riddles the killer leaves behind. A mystery with more questions than answers, and a suspicion that he’s taunting Samantha. A dead body wrapped in a riddle... Samantha will have to use all her wits to solve each new puzzle before the killer can strike again. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more she draws him to her as well. And in this thrilling game of cat and mouse––only one of them will survive.
Known by many as the Poet Laureate of America's Damned, Stephen Wayne Anderson had a talent for expressing himself with words - earning himself plenty of awards and admiration despite the fact that his literary masterpieces were written ...
Known by many as the Poet Laureate of America's Damned, Stephen Wayne Anderson had a talent for expressing himself with words - earning himself plenty of awards and admiration despite the fact that his literary masterpieces were written while he awaited execution on death row. In fact, Anderson's knack for language allowed him to innately capture the feelings of despair, hopelessness, and regret that were abundant among the condemned. His elegant prose even led many to believe that he must have been wrongly charged - anyone who could write such brilliant, sympathetic poetry certainly wouldn't have been able to commit the act of murder?
The cream of Britain's poets are getting murdered.
Author: Matthew Sweeney
Publisher: Muswell Press
The cream of Britain's poets are getting murdered. Victor Priest takes on two assistants to help investigate. In a hilarious and dramatic denoument the criminal is discovered. Priest hires two assistants to help track the criminal. Despite their unconventional and hilarious behaviour they bring the case to a dramatic conclusion.
"Saturday, 13 January 1599. Poet and politician Edmund Spenser is found dead in his lodgings on King Street, London. Summoned to the corpse's bedside, Tom Musgrave - Spenser's friend and fencing tutor - suspects murder. Musgrave begins an investigation, only to find himself fighting to untangle a web of political backstabbing, black magic, poisoning and treason. There are initially more questions than answers, but the trail leads Musgrave to study the poet's early work, including the notorious satire Mother Hubberd's Tale - which even now threatens to destroy some of the most powerful men in England. As the Earl of Essex arranges the most famously extravagant funeral of the age, only three days after the poet's death, Musgrave races to unmask the man who has been so outraged by Spenser's verse that he has had the poet murdered. And he must do so, before his own name is added to the death list."--Provided by publisher.
The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual doomed Asperger’s Poetry: "Asperger's Syndrome" does not exist anymore; it is moribund. Although there is no gold at the end of the rainbow, there is still this legacy for study.
Author: Douglas Gilbert
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
With the protection of an honorable designation of ‘high functioning’ Asperger’s Syndrome, the poet with some dignity and great effort, did manage to write a treasure trove of inspired poetry, but on the verge of achieving great fame and best seller status, the poet had the “high functioning”-status rug pulled right out from under him. With the slander epithet of “Autism on the wrong side of the spectrum rainbow”, nascent sales and dreams collapsed. The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual doomed Asperger’s Poetry: "Asperger's Syndrome" does not exist anymore; it is moribund. Although there is no gold at the end of the rainbow, there is still this legacy for study.
With an introduction by Stephen King. Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve.
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Hachette UK
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King. Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.
The love - strokings by the poet of the murderer , in poems , are obviously a
simulation of flesh - pleasure - pain . A sort of Bremer ' s Law follows : the greater
one ' s sexual frustration , the easier it is to frighten oneself by imagining the
Many events described In The Poet and The Maestro have a basis in real international crimes and acts of terrorism. How much of this novel is true and how much is fiction will be for the reader to decide.
Author: R. Patrick Taggart
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Last week a man who speaks broken English walked in to the New York offices of the F.B.I. He insists that he has information that is so dangerous, so vital to American interests that he can only share what he knows with “the man in charge.” His claim is dismissed as much ado about nothing. Instead of being brought to the man in charge he is directed to a rookie F.B.I. agent, Michelle Thompson. The man will not tell her his big secret. However, to establish his credibility he gives her evidence that will clearly show that he knows a great deal about an unsolved crime of espionage that occurred more than twenty-five years ago. He leaves her office promising to return and tell the rest of the story when the man in charge will see him.Today Buddy has returned home to the city where he grew up. However, he is not the same person who left more than twenty-five years ago. He is not the same man who left behind the girl who loved him and a best friend who would always remain loyal to him.A lifetime spent seeking revenge has left Buddy a depressed and hollow man. He has come home to live out what is left of his life in quiet solitude, to seek redemption; to regain his soul. He desperately hopes that this return to the old neighborhood will provide a therapeutic respite.What he does not know is that just last week Special Agent Michelle Thompson obtained evidence from a thirty year old crime of espionage committed against the United States Navy. Her investigation could have serious consequences for the participants in a global conspiracy that threatens the stability of the Western World. Her investigation could have serious consequences for a spy known only by his code name, “Sorge” and his handler a man known as The Maestro. It could have serious consequences for a mysterious man; a figure who bares the same name as an Old World Polish poet.It will have serious consequences for Buddy! It will draw Buddy back into the life of mayhem and violence that he had so desperately hoped to leave behind. Michelle will quickly learn about the activities of Sorge and The Maestro, but who is this man with a poet's name? Is he a murderer or a spy, a terrorist or a hero? What role did he play in the murder of man found dead in a Bronx motel room?In this riveting novel Agent Michelle Thompson must confront dangerous agents of espionage and trained assassins who operate with the tacit approval of their governments; governments that have an overwhelming ability to cover up the truth. While she navigates these dangerous waters she must contend with a gauntlet of her fellow agents and superiors who doubt her competence. She must contend with interagency rivalries that threaten to derail her investigation. Her investigation will revive old spy vs. spy rivalries that will leave a trail of dead bodies, one of which could be her own.This is a historical fiction. Many events described In The Poet and The Maestro have a basis in real international crimes and acts of terrorism. How much of this novel is true and how much is fiction will be for the reader to decide.
Fairmont’s sniffed out another body: a poet with a past.
Author: Cate Lawley
Publisher: Cate Lawley
Fairmont’s sniffed out another body: a poet with a past. When the wrong man is arrested for Pablo the poet’s murder, Zella’s friends convince her to lend a hand in finding the real killer. Zella and her gang of elderly White Sage residents team up to solve the crime, but Fairmont isn’t about to be left behind. Can four ladies and their four-legged friend find a killer before there’s another victim? Recipes and Fairmont-approved dog training tips included. *Previously Fairmont Finds a Poet.
Content: The Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The ...
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited G. K. Chesterton collection. Content: The Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr. Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr. Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime In the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr. Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Novels: The Man who was Thursday Manalive Short Stories: The Club of Queer Trades: The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady The Man Who Knew Too Much The Trees of Pride Tales of the Long Bow The Poet and the Lunatics