" The new edition of this seminal work takes the story of the Production Code and motion picture censorship into the present, including the creation of the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings in the 1990s.
Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code
Author: Leonard J. Leff,Jerold L. Simmons
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Performing Arts
Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake also completed a separate series in the Parker universe, starring Alan Grofield, an occasional colleague of Parker. While he shares events and characters with several Parker novels, Grofield is less calculating and more hot-blooded than Parker; think fewer guns, more dames. Not that there isn’t violence and adventure aplenty. . The Dame finds Grofield in Puerto Rico protecting a rich, demanding woman in her isolated jungle villa, and reluctantly assuming the role of detective. A rare Westlake take on a whodunit, The Dame features a cast of colorful characters and a suspenseful—and memorable—climax. With a new foreword by Sarah Weinman that situates the Grofield series within Westlake’s work as a whole, this novel is an exciting addition to any crime fiction fan’s library.
An Alan Grofield Novel
Author: Richard Stark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
the life and times of Dame Jean Macnamara, medical pioneer
Author: Desmond Zwar
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Environmental Impact Statement
Author: Shamlal Puri
Category: Short stories, Kenyan (English)
Excerpt from The Dame of Ossipee: A Poem There still the stage-coach holds its sway, With all its comforts, all its ills, And rumbles down at early day To drag its burden through the hills The mountain trunks, piled mountain high The throng that round the ladder meet, Who pass the Scripture warning by, And scramble for the highest seat. The sandy highway, fringed with green, By Sparkling water-courses led Along some ancient river's bed, With wealth of intervale between Winds upward toward the mountain range, As journeys one in morning dream, And bridges many a murmuring stream. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Edwin Rossiter Johnson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Literary Collections
die Vorgeschichte von "Dämonendämmerung" ; Roman
Author: Robert A. Salvatore
What? Her mentor is dead and now she's the editor for Taylor Press's most difficult author? And if he doesn't like her, he'll take his books elsewhere! His last two books were bestsellers and its up to Skyler to make sure The Dame in the Diamonds hits the mark. Weirdly, she notices that the manuscript for Len's book seems to echo her current reality. Skyler is attracted to her boss, Harrison Taylor III, who is older, has an ex-wife, a teenage daughter-and a jealous psycho girlfriend. Will this all be too much drama for Skyler? Will there be a happily ever after here? Not even The Dame in the Diamonds can help her with that.
Skyler Kincaid, Editor
Author: Mary Lynch,Beth Devlin Keune
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The legendary Frank Miller returns with the second volume in the Sin City series of crime / mystery thrillers. With his trademark pitch-black dialogue, graphic action sequences and impossibly cool noirish flourishes, this is an indispensable follow-up. This new hardback edition is released to coincide with a major cinema adaptation, released in the UK in August 2014 and starring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This promises to be one of the biggest films of the year and should generate enormous interest in the original material.
Author: Frank Miller
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A collection of Canadian Crime Fiction from the best and brightest female crime writers that the Great White North has to offer. From noir to hardboiled, and thriller to cozy mystery, these Dames know how to tell tales to thrill, chill and KILL. FEATURING NEW AND EXCITING TALES FROM: Kelley Armstrong(#1 New York Timesbestselling author of Otherworld and the Nadia Staffordcrime trilogy) Elle Wild(Arthur Ellis Award-winning author of Strange Things Done) Hermine Robinson (Anthology of New Canadian Noir) Pat Flewwelling (Author of theHelix series) Melodie Campbell (Derringer and Arthur Ellis Award-winning author of The Goddaughterseries and Rowena Through the Wall) S.G. Wong (Arthur Ellis and Whistler Independent Book Award nominated author of the Lola Stark novels ) Gail Bowen(Canada's "Queen of Crime," author of the best-selling Joanne Kilbournmysteries) Darusha Wehm (Author of Beautiful Redand The Home for Wayward Parrots) R.M. Greenaway (Arthur Ellis Award-winning author of Cold Girland Undertow) Natalie Vacha (In Places Between; finalist in the CBC Radio Cowboy Poetry contest) Susan MacGregor (Aurora Award nominated author of The Tattooed Witch trilogy) Alice Bienia (Arthur Ellis Award nominated author of Knight Blind) Meghan Victoria (Antigonish Review) M.H. Callway (Dagger, Arthur Ellis and Bony Pete Award nominated author of Windigo Fire) Sandra Ruttan(Author of Harvest of Ruins, What Burns Within and Suspicious) Jayne Barnard (BPAA, Aurora and Dagger Award nominee and Arthur Ellis Award-winning author of Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond andWhen the Flood Falls) Edited by Sarah L. Johnson With Halli Lilburne And Cat MacDonald
Author: Kelley Armstrong,Gail Bowen
He's a dick, a P.I., a snoop, but he's closed his office, and he's got a new plan. People are dying, there's a secret organization, and Doubletree is in the thick of it. I could tell you more, but, you know, I'd have to kill you. Note: Adult language and situations.
The Dame in the Shadows
Author: Lance Hodge
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform