The Dame

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429984294

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3935

The vast road network of Honce, completed a decade before, had brought great optimism to the people of the land. Commerce could travel more freely and so could armies, and those armies, it was hoped, would rid the land at long last of the vicious, bloody cap dwarfs and goblins. For the first time, the many individual kingdoms, the holdings of Honce, would be brought closer together, perhaps even united. For the last few years, those promises had become a nightmare to the folk, as two powerful lairds fought for supremacy of a hoped-for united kingdom. Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, held little real interest in that fight. To him the warring lairds were two sides of the same coin. Whichever side won, the outcome for the people of Honce would be the same, Bransen believed. A journey north, however, taught Bransen that his views were simplistic at best, and that some things--like honor and true friendship-- might truly matter. In The Dame, the third volume in R.A. Salvatore's Saga of the First King series, Bransen's road becomes a quest for the truth, of Honce and of himself, a quest to put right over wrong. That path is fraught with confusion and fraud, and a purposeful blurring of morality by those who would seek to use the Highwayman's extraordinary battle skills and popularity among the commonfolk for their own nefarious ends. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dame in the Kimono

Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code

Author: Leonard J. Leff,Jerold L. Simmons

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143462

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 1913

" 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.

The Dame

An Alan Grofield Novel

Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226770400

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 804

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.

The Dame

the life and times of Dame Jean Macnamara, medical pioneer

Author: Desmond Zwar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 4349

DemonWars: The First King

The Dame and The Bear

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765396270

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 5537

Collected together for the first time, the exciting conclusion to New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore's Saga of the First Kings series, set in the world of the DemonWars In The Dame, Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, believes that the two warring lairds are two sides of the same coin. But he soon learns that view is simplistic at best. Bransen's road becomes a quest for the truth, of Honce and of himself, a quest to put right over wrong. In The Bear, the war of Honce drags on, and Bransen rejoins his solo quest to extricate himself from the selfish goals of all combatants. But in an odd twist of fate and crossed loyalties, Bransen sees in his old nemesis, Bannagran—the Bear of Honce and the man who slew his adoptive father—a darker image of his own heart. Allies and battle lines become tangled, motives indistinguishable as old friends become enemies, and old enemies become allies. The Highwayman comes full circle to learn the truth of his journey and the responsibilities of his great power. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Rip Through Time

The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device

Author: Chris F. Holm,Charles a. Gramlich,Garnett Elliott

Publisher: Beat to a Pulp

ISBN: 9780991203970

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 6004

Dr. Robert Berlin has created The Baryon Core, a powerful device with the ability to predict the future and retrodict the past by tracking the position and vector of every particle in the universe. Berlin swipes his own creation from The Company and disappears into history. The Company's time-cop Simon Rip and the sexy, brilliant Dr. Serena Ludwig join together to track Berlin and return the device. Their pursuit will take them back to the ice age and forward to the end of time. A RIP THROUGH TIME follows the time-cop's travels in a series of five short stories and a bonus flash piece written by several of today's top pulp writers. Chris F. Holm opens the collection with the fast-paced "The Dame, the Doctor, and the Device." Charles A. Gramlich's "Battles, Broadswords, and Bad Girls" and Garnett Elliott's "Chaos in the Stream" breathe new life into the time travel story. Bringing the saga to a gripping climax in "Darkling in the Eternal Space" is Chad Eagleton, who then takes it a step further with a mesmerizing coda, "The Final Painting of Hawley Exton." And for all the time-traveling enthusiasts, Ron Scheer provides an insightful essay, "Are We Then Yet," which explores the mechanics of time travel in popular fiction.

Elizabeth Taylor

There Is Nothing Like a Dame

Author: Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince

Publisher: Blood Moon Prod Limited

ISBN: 9781936003310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 603

View: 7948

Reveals gossip, scandals, and secrets from the renowned actress' life, providing insight into her relationships, professional rivalries, and exploits in Hollywood.

Nothing Like a Dame

The Scandals of Shirley Porter

Author: Andrew Hosken

Publisher: Granta Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 7131

Presenting an account of one of the strangest episodes in British political history, this book tells of Shirley Porter's wealthy upbringing as the daughter of Jack Cohen, the founder of Tesco, her rise to power in Westminster, about the scandal, and it's aftermath.

The Dame in the Diamonds

Skyler Kincaid, Editor

Author: Mary Lynch,Beth Devlin Keune

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977763082


Page: 222

View: 752

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.

My Life as a Dame

The Personal and Political Writings of Christina McCall

Author: Christina McCall

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887849091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 7722

In February 1956, a remarkable young woman named Christina McCall began her working life as an editorial secretary at Maclean's magazine. It was a legendary time there, when the likes of Pierre Berton, Robert Fulford, June Callwood, Peter Gzowski, and Peter C. Newman graced the magazine's pages. McCall would come to join that illustrious group, and be considered not only one of the best political writers of her generation, but a pioneer for women in journalism and one of Canada's most brilliant minds. For the first time, the best of McCall's articles and essays have been collected in one definitive volume alongside excerpts from her unfinished memoirs. Covering topics from the Alberta oil boom to the rise of divorce rates in Canada to in-depth profiles of the Ottawa establishment, McCall's clear-eyed observations are not only laced with insight, humour, and compassion, they continue to be relevant today.

Dexter Doubletree

The Dame in the Shadows

Author: Lance Hodge

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540652485


Page: 50

View: 7215

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 Was Trouble

Author: Kelley Armstrong,Gail Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781988987101

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9205

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

A Home-Grown Cook

The Dame Alison Holst Story

Author: Alison Holst,Barbara Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877382673

Category: Cooking, New Zealand

Page: 250

View: 8452

Dame Alison Holst holds more titles than her damehood suggests: she's been invariably described as 'Mother of the Nation', 'Queen of the Kitchen' and 'a groundbreaker in the culinary world'. In the sixties, Dame Alison singlehandedly changed the way women prepared food for their families with her legendary television programme 'Here's How'. She went on to become a prodigious fund-raiser for Plunkett, the chocolate-coated voice of radio, author of a hundred bestselling cookbooks, a successful business brand, as well as our favourite promoter of New Zealand products overseas. In A Home-grown Cook, Alison Holst's fascinating memoir unfolds with the characteristic charm and calm spirit that is so familiar to us all. From a modest upbringing in Dunedin to becoming one of our most endearing Kiwi icons, A Home-gown Cook brilliantly captures Dame Alison's distinctive voice on every page.

The Servant's Tale

Author: Margaret Frazer

Publisher: Dream Machine Productions



Page: 260

View: 4750

THE PLAY'S THE THING, TO CATCH THE CONSCIENCE OF A KILLER... The Christmas season brings strange guests to the medieval nunnery of St. Frideswide's when a troupe of penniless players comes knocking at the gate. They bear with them the badly mangled body of a villager, swearing they found the drunken fool lying in a ditch. But Meg, the victim's wife and a scullery maid of the cloister, thinks there are far fouler deeds afoot. As the players rehearse for the nativity, ancient scandals lick at their heels and dark desperation haunts Meg's steps as she finds cruel feudal laws threatening to strip away the lands that would support both her and her sons in the wake of her husband's death. Dame Frevisse must thrust herself between these violent feuds, awakening dreams of her youth that she had believed long buried. Her very faith may be threatened, but Frevisse knows she must unravel a path to true salvation... before false raptures of lust bring ruination upon them all. NOMINATED FOR THE 1994 EDGAR AWARD PRAISE FOR THE SERVANT'S TALE "Period detail, adroit characterizations, and lively dialogue add to the pleasure of this labyrinthine tale." - Publishers Weekly "This mystery is so rich with place and time that they become characters in the story. Dame Frevisse is a stalwart, appealing sleuth and the cold, dark priory and the squalor of Medieval England are fascinating backdrops." - New Orleans Times-Picayune "The writing is seamless... The atmosphere of the book is cold and blustery, danger afield. A well-steeped sense of history prevails... They make this novel more than a mystery, but a wonderful historical dark tapestry. We are transported back to the 14th century. One of the 10 best mystery novels of 1993." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "I look forward to more murders at St. Frideswide." - The Mystery Review "Frazer never falters in this magnificent historical... This is a perfect mystery: It's flawless." - Drood Review of Mystery PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSEE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES "Exciting writing, colorful characters, and historical accuracy." - St. Paul Pioneer Press "Tale[s] of mystery, intrigue, jealousy and ambition, well drawn, well paced, and a pleasure to read." - Historical Novels Review "The series gets better and better as it goes along." - Grounds for Mystery "Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her place as one of the preeminent writers of historical crime fiction, delivering the whole package - a good mystery, wonderful characters, and a fascinating period of history. [...] Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter "Frazer's quiet yet intense medieval mysteries are so vividly and gracefully written you just float back in time..." - The Poisoned Pen "A smooth and absorbing saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England..." - Publishers Weekly A Romantic Times Top Pick. Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award. Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.

No Game for a Dame

Author: M. Ruth Myers

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781467957977

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 6743

A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan out of any scrape - until a stranger threatens to bust her nose and a client lands her in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss. Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dimestore waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls from her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her car in a ditch. A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie's hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop with an unsettling presence suspects her. Finally she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and an equally lethal point-blank killer who tells her snooping is no game for a dame.

No Place for a Dame

Author: Connie Brockway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477808580

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 9218

Avery dresses as a man in order to join the Royal Astronomical Society, a plan helped along by Lord Giles, who agrees to take her on as a prodigy in exchange for her help searching for a missing colleague.