Some secrets were meant to stay hidden... Trust no-one After an operation goes badly wrong, undercover specialist Detective Caelan Small leaves the Metropolitan Police for good. Or so she thinks. Then the criminal responsible is seen back in the UK. Soon Caelan is drawn back into a dangerous investigation. But when the main lead is suddenly murdered, all bets are off. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone is a suspect - even close colleagues. Someone in the Met is involved and Caelan is being told to Ask No Questions. That isn't an option: Caelan needs answers... whatever the cost. The nerve-shredding new crime thriller from bestseller Lisa Hartley starts a must-read new series. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza, it will keep you guessing until the very end. The Detective Caelan Small Series 1. Ask No Questions 2. Tell No Lies
A gripping crime thriller with a twist you won't see coming
Author: Lisa Hartley
When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events. Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team in the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock, they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths. But it doesn't stop there. When catching a killer isn't enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl? What readers are saying about Shallow Waters 'A gritty police procedural, with no-holds-barred and a shocking insight to the reality of some. Dark and disturbing, yet exceptionally compelling.' - Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting The Dead. 'Tense, compelling and utterly absorbing. DI Hannah Robbins is a force to be reckoned with.' - Jane Isaac, author of The Truth Will Out.
DI Hannah Robbins Book 1
Author: Rebecca Bradley
Publisher: Rebecca Bradley
"Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . .a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."-JOHN MORT I M E R Someone is moving a kind old woman's furniture while she is away, but by the time Maigret investigates, she is dead. A kind, elderly lady-meticulously groomed and showing no signs of derangement-appeals to Inspector Maigret, frightened because someone has been moving furniture in her apartment. Nothing, however, has been stolen, and Maigret's subordinates at Police Headquarters shrug her off as "Maigret's madwoman." Touched by the imploring look in her eyes, Maigret promises to investigate-but someone gets there ahead of him. "Simenon is . . . in a class by himself."-T H E N E W YO R K E R G eorges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages. Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon
Author: Georges Simenon,Eileen Ellenbogen
Publisher: Harvest Books
In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.
Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema
Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Performing Arts
This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.
Author: Vincent Terrace
Category: Performing Arts
Otto the Otter loves an adventure! But he gets more than he bargained for when he gets separated from his mother in the dark murky waters of the Monterey bay. Read how this spunky otter learns self reliance and trust as he battles his way home.
Author: Lisa Hartley
Category: Juvenile Fiction
How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered? Leroux's landmark tale of foul play and deception remains a blueprint for the detective novel genre.
Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter
Author: Gaston Leroux
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A rising death toll. A city in panic.A young mother is found dead in her home with no obvious cause of death. As DI Hannah Robbins and her team investigate, it soon becomes clear that the woman is the first in a long line of murders by poison. With the body count climbing, and the city of Nottingham in social meltdown, the team finds themselves in a deadly race against a serial killer determined to prove a point. And Hannah finds herself targeting an individual with whom she has more in common than she could possibly know.
Di Hannah Robbins #2
Author: Rebecca Bradley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
While his parents are in Geneva, sixteen-year-old Dan spends his last year of high school living with his twenty-two-year-old bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her beautiful friend Naomi, whose active lovelife is audible through the wall between their bedrooms. Original.
Author: Nick Earls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Trying to break into the all-male homicide division, Detective Angie Pallorino works to solve the mystery of several mutilated, drowned women, which drives her to confront her troubled past and deal with feelings for her partner.
Author: Loreth Anne White
Publisher: Montlake Romance
A romance tale from the author of Dracula “It must be very terrible to have to think of things so much, that you want everything done your own way.” - The Man, Bram Stoker The Man by Bram Stoker is a novel that is reminiscent from the Victorian era of British history, culture and society, which encompassed the period of the reign of Queen Victoria. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Xist Publishing
This is a selection of poems from romantic poet Hartley Coleridge, prodigal son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This selection reveals Hartley as the author of subtle and intelligent poems which show his love of humanity and nature.
The Selected Poems of Hartley Coleridge
Author: Hartley Coleridge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This book serves as a fascinating guide to 100 war films from 1930 to the present. Readers interested in war movies will learn surprising anecdotes about these films and will have all their questions about the films' historical accuracy answered. * Applies an internationalist perspective to the war film through entries from countries including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Poland, Finland, and Latvia * Defines great war films as the most artistically accomplished, politically subversive, and thought-provoking, not merely as the most popular or commercially successful, and is therefore a relevant reference for students and film and history buffs * Provides clearly written and informative histories of the films themselves as well as of the cultural context surrounding the making and reception of them * Recounts critical controversies and analyzes the ideological biases implicit in these films in its examination of how the films shaped their source material and what they included, distorted, and added or left out
The Real History Behind the Films
Author: Robert Niemi
"Although André Bazin died shortly before the onset of what we now regard as the modern cinema, our understanding of this cinema wouldn't be the same without him. He's also one of the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and these essays map out the busy highways we're all still navigating."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader "What Is Cinema? remains an invaluable--and beautiful--landmark in film and media studies. In both my research and my classrooms I return to these essays again and again--not only for the richness of their arguments but also for their passionate belief that the cinema is a form of revelation vital to our lives."--Vivian Sobchack, Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles
Author: André Bazin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Performing Arts
In this boisterous time trip of discovery, Rob Swigart trains his inventive wit on love and loss, guilt and redemption, gurus, high technology, multiple orgasms and cryogenics. His fans will revel in his satire and laugh uproariously through his new novel—his most inventive yet. After his bored and ignored wife, Penny Gamesh, ends it all by sticking her head inside a microwave oven and checking into the afterlife, Barney, discovers he loves her and wants her back. He engineers a daring computer crime, plugging into a network of government computers, and travels back in time to Mesopotamia, 2542 BC, to talk to King Gilgamesh, who tried to unlock the secrets of immortality. There, Barney falls in love with Penny’s former incarnation, a temple prostitute. While there, he explores his capacity for love and friendship, and challenges the mystery of death. The results surprise everyone.
Author: Rob Swigart
Publisher: Open Road Media
Before 1968, astrology as we know it had a very limited following in the United States and around the world. It was the 1968 publication of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs that changed that forever. Newspapers began running astrology columns, and Goodman herself contributed insert pieces to the larger mass circulation women's magazines. An increasingly larger number of people knew their sign (as well as yours) and began to study astrological tendencies. Since its publication, Linda Goodman's Sun Signs quickly established itself as the worldwide introductory bible to astrology for beginner and expert alike. The book's simple organizational technique made it easy for everyone to follow and understand, organized sign-by-sign, the Man, Woman, Child, Boss, and Employee. This edition of Goodman's groundbreaking work has been fully updated to make the references to people in it current, and her magical first-person prose has been preserved, keeping the book's original punch. This ebook edition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs is the first time that this classic has been available in e-book format.
Author: Linda Goodman
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheford, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job supervising every aspect of the day-to-day operations of a high-end boutique hotel on the Baltimore waterfront. Then her high school best friend asks her to come talk with the town leaders of Asheford, but she won't say why. Kate can't cut her last link to her past, so she agrees to make the short trip across the state to Asheford. Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they've decided that Kate's skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to make matters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker--Kate's high school nemesis, who had a hand in driving Kate away from Asheford so many years. But a few days later Kate receives a call from the police--Cordelia has been found dead on the mansion property, and Kate is all-but certain that her name is high on the suspect list. She finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the magnificent old house that turns out to be full of long-hidden mysteries itself. Kate knows she must clear her name and save her town--before she ends up behind bars"-- This is part of "A Victorian Village Mystery."--
Author: Sheila Connolly
Publisher: Victorian Village Mystery