Download The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion by Glenn L. Feole PDF

By Glenn L. Feole

One among modern-day preferred writers, Patricia Cornwell has driven the envelope together with her renowned personality Kay Scarpetta, her state-of-the-art nonfiction paintings, Portrait of a Killer, and her personal television appearances masking investigations into Jack the Ripper and the mysterious demise of Princess Diana.

Now, committed lovers can delve into her existence and paintings with this definitive advisor. The entire Patricia Cornwell Companion features:

Book-by-book synopses with excerpts and little-known facts

  • An exam of Cornwell's lifestyles, writing accomplishments, and forensic expertise

  • Character graphics of either reliable men and undesirable guys-from Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, and Andy Brazil to the cold-hearted killers

  • A convenient in-depth chronology of all her novels

  • The many connections among the author's lifestyles heritage and her attention-grabbing fiction

  • A accomplished record of settings-from Tangier Island to Paris

  • Forensic detection "shop speak" and procedures

 

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Download A Notorious Proposition (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Adele Ashworth PDF

By Adele Ashworth

From mattress companions . . . years in the past, whereas on task for the Crown, darkly good-looking Garrett Burke left girl Ivy Wentworth drowsing bare in his mattress as he went looking for the lacking Martello diamonds. After apprehending the dastardly thief, he meant to spend the remainder of his existence within the hands of the auburn-haired good looks. but if the case got here to a surprising and hazardous finish, Garrett used to be sure he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous middle, yet nowadays she will be able to slightly stand him. Arriving at a abandoned property on a mysterious errand, she by no means anticipated to determine him back, nor consider an analogous ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is keen to threat every little thing. every little thing, that's, other than her center . . .

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Download The Quiller Memorandum (Otto Penzler Presents...) by Adam Hall PDF

By Adam Hall

You're a undercover agent operating for the British in Berlin. you're as a result of pass domestic on go away, yet you're being followed-by your individual humans, or by way of the enemy. a guy meets you within the theater and briefs you on a plot to restore the ability of Nazi Germany. you don't think him, yet you do not forget that one of many suspects pointed out was once a senior SS officer you met with within the days should you have been operating as a secret agent in Nazi Germany. tomorrow you are making touch with a gorgeous woman who could be aware of anything. anyone attempts to kill either one of you.Your identify is Quiller. you're the hero of a rare novel which indicates how a secret agent works, how messages are coded and decoded, how contacts are made, how a guy reacts below the impression of fact drugs-and which strains the tale of a significantly advanced, exciting, convincing, and sinister plot.

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Download Serpent Box: A Novel (P.S.) by Vincent Louis Carrella PDF

By Vincent Louis Carrella

Within the deep mountains of Appalachia, the Flints of Leatherwood, Tennessee, unfold the be aware of the gospels by means of dealing with lethal serpents and consuming lye in entrance of enormous gatherings of the devoted. Believing his ten-year-old son Jacob—called Toad or Spud—to be a prophet, Charles, the patriarch, takes the boy down a protracted and exhausting direction as they commute the again roads of the postwar Deep South looking for God and plumb the depths in their unorthodox model of religion. yet surprising, stunning tragedy will shatter Charles's adored dream of creating a ministry and an everlasting church—and set younger Jacob on a dramatically assorted direction.

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Download Being Written (P.S.) by William Conescu PDF

By William Conescu

Daniel Fischer has a mystery. He understands he is a personality in a e-book that is being written. he is the single person who is aware, the one one who is conscious of the author's presence—but what strong does it do Daniel? he is only a minor personality. the writer turns out even more drawn to different people's lives. Now Daniel is decided to win an even bigger half, and he will do no matter what it takes to get the author's realization and make this tale his personal. Suspenseful, subversive, and hilarious, Being Written is an audaciously creative literary flip that gleefully calls into query who we belief, what we think, and the way the tales of our lives are created.

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Download Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min PDF

By Anchee Min

From the best-selling writer of crimson AZALEA, this remarkable novel tells the stirring, erotically charged tale of Madame Mao Zedong, the lady nearly universally often called the 'white-boned demon,' whom many carry at once chargeable for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution. Bringing her lush mental perception to undergo at the evidence of background, Min penetrates the parable surrounding this lady and gives a "convincing, nuanced portrait of a broken character" (Entertainment Weekly) pushed by means of ambition, betrayal, and a never-to-be-fulfilled must be enjoyed. With the entire compressed drama and excessive lyrical poetry of serious opera, changing into MADAME MAO is a "remarkable accomplishment . . . Madame Mao is ultimately given her personal voice" (Ha Jin).

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Download Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, by Gananath Obeyesekere PDF

By Gananath Obeyesekere

With Imagining Karma, Gananath Obeyesekere embarks at the first actual comparability of rebirth innovations throughout quite a lot of cultures. Exploring in wealthy element the ideals of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, conventional Siberia, Canada, and the northwest coast of North the US, Obeyesekere compares their rules with these of the traditional and glossy Indic civilizations and with the Greek rebirth theories of Pythagoras, Empedocles, Pindar, and Plato. His groundbreaking and authoritative dialogue decenters the preferred idea that India used to be the beginning and locus of rules of rebirth. As Obeyesekere compares responses to the main primary questions of human life, he demanding situations readers to reexamine approved rules approximately loss of life, cosmology, morality, and eschatology. Obeyesekere's complete inquiry exhibits that varied societies have come via autonomous invention or borrowing to think in reincarnation as an essential component in their greater cosmological platforms. the writer brings jointly right into a coherent methodological framework the idea of such various thinkers as Weber, Wittgenstein, and Nietzsche. In a latest highbrow context that celebrates distinction and cultural relativism, this booklet makes a case for disciplined comparability, a humane view of human nature, and a theoretical knowing of ''family resemblances'' and modifications throughout nice cultural divides. eleven line illustrations

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Download British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory, by David Armitage PDF

By David Armitage

The historical past of British political concept has been essentially the most fertile fields of Anglo-American old writing within the final half-century. David Armitage brings jointly an interdisciplinary and foreign workforce of authors to think about the effect of this scholarship at the research of early smooth British background, English literature, and political thought. top historians survey the effect of the historical past of political concept at the 'new' histories of england and eire; eminent literary students provide novel serious equipment aware of literary shape, style, and language; and distinctive political theorists deal with the connection of heritage and conception in stories of rights and privateness. the phenomenal examples of serious perform accumulated the following will motivate the emergence of clean learn at the historic, serious, and theoretical examine of the English-speaking global within the interval round 1500-1800. This quantity celebrates the contribution of the Folger Institute to British reviews over decades.

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