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The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights

Author : Faye Kellerman
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 231 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2006-08-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780759566972

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The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights by Faye Kellerman Pdf

New York Times bestselling author Kellerman delivers a riveting collection of 14 crime and mystery short stories--plus four bonus tales--compiled for the first time in one volume. THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND OTHER CRIMINAL DELIGHTS marks the highly anticipated return of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus in three neverbefore- published short mysteries, including "The Garden of Eden," where Peter and Rina investigate the death of a neighbor. The volume also contains two other Decker-Lazarus short mysteries: "Bull's Eye," introducing Cindy Decker, who works with her father to find the killer of a police academy instructor; and "A Woman of Mystery," in which Rina and Peter solve the mystery of a student with amnesia.The nine remaining tales are classic Kellerman, and include "Mummy and Jack," cowritten with her son, Jesse.With two bonus stories and two personal essays drawn from Faye's personal life, this book is a must-have for all Kellerman fans and crime fiction enthusiasts alike.

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author : Elizabeth A. Blakesley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2006-11-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780313049064

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Great Women Mystery Writers by Elizabeth A. Blakesley Pdf

Mysteries are among the most popular books today, and women continue to be among the most creative and widely read mystery writers. This book includes alphabetically arranged entries on 90 women mystery writers. Many of the writers discussed were not even writing when the first edition of this book was published in 1994, while others have written numerous works since then. Writers were selected based on their status as award winners, their commercial success, and their critical acclaim. Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of major works and themes, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with appendices and a selected, general bibliography. Public library patrons will value this guide to their favorite authors, while students will turn to it when writing reports.

The Lineup

Author : Otto Penzler
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 266 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2009-11-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316071826

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The Lineup by Otto Penzler Pdf

A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters -- or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.

Capital Crimes

Author : Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 418 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2007-09
Category : English fiction
ISBN : 9780345505026

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Capital Crimes by Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman Pdf

Internationally bestselling husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up for a powerful one-two punch with Capital Crimes, a gripping pair of original crime thrillers. MY SISTER'S KEEPER: BERKELEY Some of progressive state representative Davida Grayson's views have made her unpopular. Although her foes are numerous no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force. But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office, and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davida's complex, before the killer pulls off a repeat performance. MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN: NASHVILLE Baker Southerby was a child prodigy performer. But something leads him to become a Nashville cop. His partner, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would-be studio bassist who earned himself a detective's badge. As part of Nashville PD's elite Murder Squad, they catch a homicide that's high-profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine. Capital Crimes is page-turning, psychologically resonant suspense-just what we've come to expect from two of the world's most successful crime writers. From the Hardcover edition.

Mystery Women, Volume Two (Revised)

Author : Colleen Barnett
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Page : 492 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2011-12-31
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781615950096

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Mystery Women, Volume Two (Revised) by Colleen Barnett Pdf

DIVMany bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound. Look at the popularity of such reading guides as Willetta Heising's Detecting Women (3rd ed. 0-9644593-7-X) or Amanda Cross' fiction (Honest Doubt 0-345-44011-0 11/00)./div

Day of Atonement

Author : Faye Kellerman
Publisher : Zondervan
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2009-03-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061849985

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Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman Pdf

Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York -- or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now Decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.

The Big Book of Female Detectives

Author : Otto Penzler
Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Page : 2582 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525434757

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The Big Book of Female Detectives by Otto Penzler Pdf

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.


Author : Faye Kellerman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2010-08-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062006837

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Hangman by Faye Kellerman Pdf

“No one working in the crime genre is better.” —Baltimore Sun L.A.P.D. Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus are back on a case in Hangman—an electrifying new novel of suspense from Faye Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author of Blindman’s Bluff, The Mercedes Coffin, The Burnt House, and many other masterful thrillers. A stunning tale of crime and detection featuring the brutal death of a “party girl” health care worker, a mysterious disappearance, and the chilling return of an all-too-familiar sociopath, Hangman is Kellerman’s 21st bestseller to feature Decker and Lazarus, “Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around.” (People)

The Burnt House

Author : Faye Kellerman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061739774

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The Burnt House by Faye Kellerman Pdf

At 8:15 in the morning, a small commuter plane carrying forty-seven passengers crashes into an apartment building in Granada Hills, California. Shock waves ripple through Los Angeles, as L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears of a 9/11-type terror attack. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's charred and twisted wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight. Decker and his wife, Rina, have personal reasons for being profoundly shaken by the tragedy, since the "accident" occurred frighteningly close to their daughter Hannah's school. Luckily, their child and her schoolmates escaped unscathed. But the fate of the unaccounted-for flight attendant—twenty-eight-year-old Roseanne Dresden—remains a question mark more than a month after the horrific event, when the young woman's irate stepfather calls, insisting that she was never onboard the doomed plane. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive, unfaithful husband. But why, then, was Roseanne's name included on the passenger list? Under intense pressure from the department to come up with answers, Decker launches an investigation that carries him down a path of tragic history, dangerous secrets, and deadly lies—and leads him to the corpse of a three-decades-missing murder victim. And as the jagged pieces slowly fall into place, a frightening picture begins to form: a mind-searing portrait of unimaginable evil that will challenge Decker's and Rina's own beliefs about guilt and innocence and justice. Combining relentless suspense with intense, multilayered human drama, The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best.

Jewish Book World

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Jews
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133493531

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East of Eden

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Page : 602 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735254282

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck Pdf

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which his most mesmerizing characters and enduring themes were created and explored: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this expansive and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden was a 1955 film introducing James Dean, the book that revived Oprah’s Book Club, considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 916 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2024-02-25
Category : Talking books
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132171807

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Author : John Berendt
Publisher : Random House
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1994-01-13
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780679429227

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Pdf

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic of true crime, set in a most beguiling Southern city—now in a 30th anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author “Elegant and wicked . . . might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime.”—The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah’s grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. In this sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative, John Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman’s Card Club; the turbulent young gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the “soul of pampered self-absorption”; the uproariously funny drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young people dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience.

The Deadly Bride and 21 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories

Author : Edward Gorman,Martin Harry Greenberg
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 572 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Crime
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123676095

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The Deadly Bride and 21 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories by Edward Gorman,Martin Harry Greenberg Pdf

The annual that has included the likes of Joyce Carol Oates and Max Allan Collins is back with another array of traditional mysteries and tales of crime and suspense from its usual roster of luminaries. Besides presenting twenty of the year's finest crime and mystery stories, from Sharan Newman and James W. Hall to Anne Perry and Jeffery Deaver, The Deadly Bride is also the only annual to feature a roundup of the year in mystery. This invaluable overview includes everything the true fan needs to know about the year in crime and mystery, from a comprehensive list of award-winners and essays on the state of the art to obituaries and an annotated bibiliography of the year's releases.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 770 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Electronic journals
ISBN : UOM:39015081489620

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Library Journal by Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells Pdf

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.