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Murder in the Rough

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Editor: Mysterious Press
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Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H.R.F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G. Tapply, and John Westermann, along with introductory comments by Otto Penzler, deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

Lies That Comfort and Betray

Lies That Comfort and Betray Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosemary Simpson
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1496709136
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From the author of What the Dead Leave Behind, this suspenseful and richly atmospheric mystery captures both the elegance and sophistication of New York’s Gilded Age—and the secrets and bloody terrors that lurk behind its elegant facades . . . Heiress Prudence MacKenzie is a valuable partner to attorney Geoffrey Hunter, despite the fact that women are not admitted to the bar in nineteenth-century New York. And though their office is a comfortable distance from the violence of the city’s slums, the firm of Hunter and MacKenzie is about to come dangerously close to a high-profile killer across the pond . . . Nora Kenny works in Prudence’s Fifth Avenue house, just as her mother once served Prudence’s mother. As children, they played freely together, before retreating into their respective social classes. Still, they remain fond of each other. So when Nora’s body is discovered in a local park, Prudence is devastated. As other poor, vulnerable young women fall victim, the police are confounded. Has the Ripper crossed the Atlantic to find a new hunting ground? Is someone copying his crimes? A former Pinkerton agent, Geoffrey intends to step in, and Prudence is equally determined. But a killer with a disordered mind and an incomprehensible motive may prove too elusive for even this experienced pair to outwit. Praise for What the Dead Leave Behind “Simpson's debut, first in a planned series, features complex characters, a vivid look at old New York in the late 1800s, and a mystery with a twist.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a story to savor . . . Prudence is a stubborn, quick-witted American heroine who will remind readers of Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Ashton and Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey.” —Booklist

Seven Lies

Seven Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Kay
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735239274
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"Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept-dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured." --Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another... Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other's deepest secrets. They wouldn't have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change. Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie's wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend's husband might still be alive today... For, of course, it's not the last lie. In fact, it's only the beginning... Seven Lies is Jane's confession of the truth--her truth. Compelling, sophisticated, chilling, it's a seductive, hypnotic pageturner about the tangled, toxic friendships between women, the dark underbelly of obsession and what we stand to lose in the name of love.

Amazing Truths or Foolish Lies

Amazing Truths or Foolish Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Hendershot
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490777814
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We live within a world where the lines between fiction and science fiction may not be as clearly defined as we once thought. Our religion reveals a spiritual realm, which we shudder to think about if forced. Can we communicate with the dead, or better yet are there ghosts? Can we try to deny ghosts, and other folklore? Is the foundation for a globalized New World Order in place? Are the Freemasons and Illuminati associated with the New World Order? You will be surprised to learn that many people, who you believed to be great, are setting you up for a future slaughter. Have we discovered pyramids in Alaska and the Antarctica? How do the Homo sapiens compare to the vast number of other human species? Is our government telling us the truth, or using us as modern slaves? Is our government now controlled by a select few who will do whatever it takes to get what they want? Where is the Garden of Eden? We will look at how sexual perversion has destroyed other civilizations before us. History is packed with curious stories that if you think about them, they might not be so weird after all. Is our Earth hollow, as the other planets throughout the universe? Could there be aliens living among us. Can we truly be the sole life through the vast universe? How much do we know about our Earth, and the short six-million years; humans have walked on the four point five billion years the Earth has existed? We will look at a few civilizations that existed prior to Atlantis and the reason they vanished. Which of these legends or encounters are amazing truths, and which ones are foolish lies?

Love, Lipstick and Lies

Love, Lipstick and Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katie Price
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448151473
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Katie Price: model, businesswoman, author and Celebrity Big Brother 2015 winner, tells all in this explosive autobiography The last three years of Katie Price's life have been as dramatic as ever. From the highly publicised divorce from Alex Reid to the romance and split from Leandro Penna, and a whirlwind marriage and surprise pregnancy with Kieran Hayler, Katie has been through a lot of changes. And that’s just her love life. Katie has also dealt with increasingly bitter disputes with first husband Peter Andre and her former manager, as well as her public spats with comedian Frankie Boyle, who made offensive comments about her son Harvey, and Kelly Brook, over her dalliance with Danny Cipriani. Despite her personal life being played out in the public arena, Katie remains true to her heart by always speaking her mind and living life to the full. This fifth instalment of Katie's roller-coaster life provides intimate access to her side of all the stories with her own special brand of humour, compassion and total honesty.

Despicable Lies: A Novel

Despicable Lies: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peggy Chernow
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1684716454
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Darcy and Danielle Coulter, the beautiful twin daughters of a wealthy New York power couple had not spoken to each other in fifteen year, not since something despicable occurred at the boarding school they attended in Richmond, Virginia. It tore them apart, physically and emotionally. As estranged sisters, they lived separate, but interesting lives...one in Boston and the other in Washington D.C. The hurt and anger each felt weighed heavily on them but they made no attempt to reconcile. The story follows the girls as adults, until after a series of strange coincidences, they are forced to meet face-to-face at their father’s deathbed, There they confront the lies and deceptions that had caused their estrangement and had so negatively impacted their lives. They learn the convoluted details of their father’s last Will & Testament that will change their lives forever. The characters are compelling and believable. The reader is instantly caught up the the twin’s emotional turmoil.

99 Lies

99 Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Vincent
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062411616
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Fans of This Is How It Ends and One of Us Is Lying won’t be able to put down this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent’s 100 Hours duology. Getting kidnapped over spring break was definitely memorable. But now that the surviving hostages are home, they want life to feel normal again: high school, dating, million-dollar galas. But there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle. And this time, the real threat isn’t kidnappers—it’s what the “friends” might do to each other. Told from alternating perspectives, the high-stakes follow-up to 100 Hours delivers an explosive mix of nonstop action and romance as a group of Miami teens discovers that lies are nowhere near as dangerous as the truth.

Why We Lie: The Source of our Disasters

Why We Lie: The Source of our Disasters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy Rowe
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007440103
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Why do we lie?

A Sphinx

A Sphinx Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John G. Burdick
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595617821
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When John Burdick received his orders to ship to Vietnam in 1967, he was certain his life was over. His goal was to return to the United States alive and on his feet no matter what it took. He had been recruited by the military to become an intelligence agent, and for a college graduate student from California, it sounded intriguing. But serving in Vietnam would require all of his skills to stay alive. Dressed as a civilian and with little formal training, Burdick learned quickly and executed missions effectively. He fulfilled several purposes in Vietnam-from infiltrating the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army command infrastructure to searching for American prisoners of war. The war hit hard. The deaths of all the young men haunted him. He could trust no one, including the military establishment who tried to squash each success the intelligence personnel achieved. In A Sphinx, author John Burdick recounts a powerful and emotional narrative following his duty in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. It uncovers behind-the-scenes footage of a military intelligence agent and his quest to help more American soldiers come home alive.

The World's Greatest Books (Fiction)

The World's Greatest Books (Fiction) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various Authors
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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Edward VI. was dead, poisoned, it was rumoured, by the Duke of Northumberland, Grandmaster of the Realm. For three days had an attempt been made to keep his death secret, so that the proud and ambitious duke might seize the persons of the Princess Mary and the Princess Elizabeth. But the former, warned in time, had escaped the snare; and the Duke of Northumberland, finding further dissimulation useless, boldly proclaimed his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, queen. On July 10, 1553, Queen Jane, the wisest and most beautiful woman in the kingdom, though only sixteen years of age, was conducted in state to the Tower, where it was the custom for the monarchs of England to spend the first few days of their reign. But the crowds who watched her departure from Durham House, in the Strand, were silent and sullen. Her youthful beauty and grace might win an involuntary cry of admiration, but the heart of the people was not hers. They recognised that she was but the tool of her father-in-law, whom, because of his overweening ambition, they hated. All the pride and pomp of silken banners and cloth of gold could not mask the gloomy presage of the young queen's reign. The very heavens thundered; and owing to the press of boats that surrounded the procession, many small craft were overturned and their occupants thrown into the water. And if further signs of portending evil were wanted, they could be discerned in the uneasy whisperings of those lords of the Privy Council who were present, or in the sinister face of the Spaniard, Simon Renard, ambassador to the Emperor Charles V. "This farce will not last long," he said to De Noailles, the French ambassador. "The Privy Council are the duke's secret enemies, and through them I shall strike the scepter from Jane's grasp and place it in the hand of Mary." Elsewhere in the procession, Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, uttered in a low voice to Ridley, Bishop of London, his fears for the future; while certain lords of the Privy Council, who had planned the assassination of the Duke of Northumberland, and were aware that their plot had been discovered, approached the portals of the Tower in fear and trembling. But there was one man at least who did not share the general depression and uneasiness. Cuthbert Cholmondeley, esquire to Lord Guildford Dudley, husband of Queen Jane, found much to interest him in the scene. The reception of her Majesty by Og, Gog, and Magog had already driven away the sense of portending evil from his mind when he caught sight of a girl's face in the crowd. It was only for a moment that he had sight of it; but it left such a deep impression on his mind that for the rest of the day he burned with impatience to discover who the girl might be.

Judas

Judas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zacarias Joel Olivarez
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462080328
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Have you ever wondered if the Apostle Judas Iscariot went to heaven or hell? Without Judas, could there have been the body and blood sacrifice and the resurrection that, as all Judeo-Christians believe, was the ultimate price for our salvation? Did God destine Judas, even before his birth, to be mankinds representative at this sacrificial altar that caused the oblation of The Lamb of God? Judas: The Man From Kerioth examines this possibility and draws its own conclusion from established biblical information. It is a long overdue life story of the most misunderstood Apostle, chosen by God to help fulfill biblical prophecy. While some of Judas Iscariots life is developed fictionally in this novel for continuity, it closely follows all that is presently known about him today. This book is not intended to change anyones mind or their own beliefs. It is only intended to examine other possibilities that can be supported by biblical writings just as well as any other conclusion.

Peter Ibbetson

Peter Ibbetson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Du Maurier
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465521119
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Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513276646
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Uncle Silas (1864) is a novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Expanded from an earlier short story, Uncle Silas is considered an important precursor to the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, and remains the author’s most popular novel. It has been adapted several times for film, television, and radio. Following the untimely death of her father, Maud Ruthyn is sent to live at Bartram-Haugh, the estate of her estranged Uncle Silas. Under the terms of her father’s will, Maud must live in Silas’s care for three and a half years, or until she is old enough to take control of the family fortune. Unsure, but trusting her father’s judgment, she consents to the terms and makes her way to Bartram-Haugh, where she will live with a man of whom she knows very little. Rumored to have lived a troubled youth, Silas has supposedly found religion, but the recent suicide of a man to whom Silas owed money casts doubts on his intentions and unsettles young Maud. Nevertheless, she soon grows accustomed to life at his estate, befriending Silas’s daughter Millicent. When Dudley, her cousin, begins to court her, Maud first denies his advances before seeking her uncle’s advice. The family soon discovers that Dudley has been married all along, and he is banished from Bartram-Haugh, leaving Maud in peace for a time. Soon, however, Millicent is sent away to France to attend school, leaving Maud at the estate on her own. Only slightly comforted by Silas’s promise to reunite the two cousins as soon as he can, Maud waits for the day of her journey, altogether unaware of the plot unfolding right before her eyes. Uncle Silas is a masterful novel of mystery and suspense from Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, an important pioneer of Gothic horror. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Uncle Silas is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.

Wrack and Rune

Wrack and Rune Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlotte MacLeod
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453277536
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A professor ponders the possibility of an ancient Viking curse while investigating a death by quicklime, in a novel by the Edgar Award–nominated author. When 105-year-old Hilda Horsefall tells young reporter Cronkite Swope of a stone carved with Norse runes that once sat in the nearby woods, the writer starts salivating at the thought of breaking the news that Vikings once marauded through their sleepy Massachusetts countryside. But while he’s jotting down notes, a scream rings out, and Cronkite finds an even bigger story. A farmhand has been burned to death by quicklime, and Cronkite gets an exclusive scoop. In this neck of New England, strange deaths are invariably referred to Professor Peter Shandy, the only local with the know-how to connect fearsome quicklime to the Vikings of old. But as he digs into the ancient mystery, he finds the forgotten Norse gods are not above demanding a modern sacrifice.

A Flower in the Desert

A Flower in the Desert Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Satterthwait
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453251278
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“Suspenseful plotting . . . another satisfying Joshua Croft adventure” as the Santa Fe PI trails a mother who’s snatched her daughter from her TV star ex (Kirkus Reviews). After a particularly nasty divorce, Melissa, the ex-wife of actor Roy Alonzo, accused the handsome TV star of abusing their daughter. Then she took their child and disappeared. Santa Fe private investigator Joshua Croft has no real desire to get entangled in the sordid lives of Hollywood’s rich and famous. But a Santa Fe underworld kingpin happens to be Alonzo’s uncle and has requested Croft’s help, an offer that’s tough to refuse. The closer Croft gets to the truth about the shocking Alonzo affair, the more urgent finding the missing mother and child becomes—especially after Melissa’s sister is killed. Croft suspects this murder could have something to do with Melissa’s association with the group Sanctuary and its refugees from Central American terror. Or perhaps it’s connected to a clandestine rescue group that protects battered wives and children. Either way, the situation gets bleaker by the hour, with a less-than-trustworthy FBI agent impeding Croft’s investigation and even more disappearances and deaths. Apparently the adversaries in this dark affair mean serious business, and time is running out for the runaways—and perhaps for the private detective who’s on their trail as well.

Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabeau
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469116556
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Mouse Trap by Isabeau In the big bad world of cyberspace, those we little know have found a secret home. They are wallflowers and wolves, certifiable and sane, emerging suddenly from the hidden places. Expectations are high; the dangers immeasurable and chat rooms bring them together with the click of a mouse. Mousetrap will make you think twice before logging on again. Stacey suddenly found herself flat on her back; wrists and ankles tied to stakes. A moment later, she could see the pole come smashing down; the ancient symbols rushing at her, she recognized them all at once, and shrieked her last; Staceys head snapped off at the neck.

White Gum Creek

White Gum Creek Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicole Hurley-Moore
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760635413
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A rural romance with plenty of heart Nick Langtree has lived reclusively on his farm, Winters Hill, ever since the tragic death of his wife. On the occasional trip into nearby White Gum Creek he keeps to himself and that's the way he likes it. And though over the last six years the townsfolk have tried to reach out to Nick, he's pushed them all away. Whenever Nick comes into the Gumnut Bakery, Natasha Duroz tries to engage him in conversation when she serves him. There's something about him that intrigues Tash, but she's not sure if it's because she feels sorry for him or there's something more. At last encouraged by the warmth of a few old and new friends, Nick gradually begins to re-engage with the outside world. Then, suddenly some minor vandalism on his farm escalates and odd things begin to happen on Winters Hill. Is someone out to hurt Nick or have his years of solitude been playing tricks on his mind? This entrancing novel is about overcoming heartache and loss through the power of friendship and love.

Character and Satire in Post War Fiction

Character and Satire in Post War Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Gregson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847142133
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This monograph analyses the use of caricature as one of the key strategies in narrative fiction since the war. Close analysis of some of the best known postwar novelists including Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Angela Carter and Will Self, reveals how they use caricature to express postmodern conceptions of the self. In the process of moving away from the modernist focus on subjectivity, postmodern characterisation has often drawn on a much older satirical tradition which includes Hogarth and Gillray in the visual arts, and Dryden, Pope, Swift and Dickens in literature. Its key images depict the human as reduced to the status of an object, an animal or a machine, or the human body as dismembered to represent the fragmentation of the human spirit. Gregson argues that this return to caricature is symptomatic of a satirical attitude to the self which is particularly characteristic of contemporary culture.

The Maid of Milan

The Maid of Milan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beverley Eikli
Editor: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781891303
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A respectable lady with a secret past struggles to keep up appearances, in this novel of love, intrigue, and secrets in the Regency era. About to secure his seat in the House of Lords, Tristan Leeson is a model of diplomacy, high morals, and self-control. An attentive and considerate husband, he’s even managed to curb his carnal impulses at the behest of his emotionally fragile wife, Adelaide. Steadfastly in love, yet wary of a man’s touch, Adelaide longs to prove herself to the man whose offer of marriage was a rescue. After all, she had been at low ebb. Or so she claims—because there’s more to the chaste Adelaide than Tristan knows. With Tristan’s career rising, the adulation of the ton stirs something thrilling in Adelaide she hasn’t felt in years. So does an unexpected visitor—Tristan’s boyhood friend, the sensationalist writer Lord James Dewhurst, a man with whom Adelaide shares a scandalous past. Now, as it comes to light, Adelaide discovers that the high cost of deception includes the trust of the husband she loves. And she’s willing to risk more than her reputation to win it back. Shortlisted for a Favorite Historical Romance Award by the Australian Romance Readers Association, The Maid of Milan is “quite the page-turner . . . Certainly not your run-of-the-mill historical romance” (Romantic Historical Reviews).

Winston Churchill Reporting

Winston Churchill Reporting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Read
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823829
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Long before his finest hour as Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill emerged on the world stage as a brazen foreign correspondent, covering wars of empire in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and South Africa. In those far-flung corners of the world, reporting from the front lines between 1895 and 1900, Churchill mastered his celebrated command of language and formed strong opinions about war. He thought little of his own personal safety, so convinced was he of his destiny, jumping at any chance to be where bullets flew and canons roared. "I have faith in my star that I am intended to do something in the world," he wrote to his mother at the age of twenty-three before heading into battle. Based on his private letters and war reportage, Winston Churchill Reporting intertwines young Winston's daring exploits in combat, adventures in distant corners of the globe, and rise as a major literary talent experiences that shaped the world leader he was to become.