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The Dark End of the Street

The Dark End of the Street ebook ISBN: 1408808161
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Jonathan Santlofer,SJ Rozan
Number of Pages: 304 
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'When we asked this amazing line-up of authors to write their heart out on the twin subjects of sex and crime, they jumped at the idea, and they're at the top of their games.' A strong, aggravated man fingers the knife in his pocket while considering a pretty woman at the bar. But what becomes of his prey when they move to the bedroom? Elsewhere, a man discovers he visits the same hair salon as the victim of a gruesome murder. And a modern-day Don Juan has a hobby of marrying vulnerable women, getting access to their bank accounts, and then robbing them blind. A glittering line-up of our best writers (including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Val McDermid, Edmund White and Patrick McCabe) weave fresh and memorable stories from a pair of classic themes: sex and crime. This tantalising collection abounds in dark-haired vixens and crimes of passion. Some stories are brooding, others twisted; some offer righteous satisfaction while others linger long in the mind. This innovative, exciting and intriguing book is a rare treat for fans of great fiction, whether it's high literature, good old-fashioned suspense, or anything in between.

The Bargain

The Bargain ebook ISBN: 1402277210
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Author: Jane Ashford
Number of Pages: 416 
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A classic prequel to The Duke's Sons, a brand new series of sparkling Regency Romance from award-winning author Jane Ashford Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! Introducing the Gresham family A Scientifically Minded Nobleman Learns the Breathless Chemistry of Desire Lord Alan Gresham is the sixth son of the Duke of Langford and, as such, has been allowed to remain at Oxford to pursue his scientific studies. When the prince regent asks him to debunk the "ghost" of a dead actress haunting Carlton House, he cannot refuse, and is forced back to the Society he deplores. But upon meeting the daughter of the alleged ghost, his calm, logical investigation is disrupted. Ariel Harding doesn't believe in ghosts, but she's determined to investigate this haunting. Her mother recently committed suicide, and Ariel is desperate to find the reason. She'll work with Alan because he has access to Prinny's resources, but she never dreamed she'd make a perilous bargain with a man who's as maddeningly arrogant as he is confoundedly attractive. "A scintillating Regency adventure filled with...dark and dangerous action." -Affaire de Coeur "Charmingly written, by a deft hand." -RT Book Reviews

The Prime Time Closet

The Prime Time Closet ebook ISBN: 1476847983
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Author: Stephen Tropiano
Number of Pages: 352 
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(Applause Books). Television history was made on April 30, 1997, when comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her sitcom alter-ego Ellen Morgan, "came out" to her close friends and 36 million viewers. This groundbreaking episode represented a significant milestone in Amerian television. For the first time, a TV series centered around a lesbian character who was portrayed by an openly gay actor. The millions of viewers who tuned in that historic night were witnesses to a new era in television. The Prime Time Closet offers an entertaining and in-depth glimpse into homosexuality on television from the 1950s through today. Divided into four sections, each devoted to a major television genre, this unique book explores how gay men and lesbians have been depicted in over three hundred television episodes and made-for-TV films. These include medical series, police/detective shows, situation comedies and TV dramas. The Prime Time Closet also reveals how television's treatement of homosexuality has reflected and reinforced society's ignorance about and fear of gay men and lesbians. At the same time, it celebrates programs like Ellen and Will & Grace that have broken new ground in their sensitive and enlightened approach to homosexuality and gay-related themes. This book is witty and insightful, accessible and illuminating, a look into what has become an integral part of American media culture.

Licks of Love

Licks of Love ebook ISBN: 0141923245
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: John Updike
Number of Pages: 368 
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Collected with a dozen wonderful stories, all set in classic Updike territory, the short novel 'RABBIT REMEMBERED' is a major work in its own right - a riveting return to Updike's most celebrated fictional world. Janice and Nelson Angstrom, plus several other survivors of the irreducible Rabbit, fitfully entertain his memory while pursuing their own happiness over the edge of the millennium, as a number of old strands come together in entirely unexpected ways.

Any Human Face

Any Human Face ebook ISBN: 0330536931
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Charles Lambert
Number of Pages: 336 
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When Andrew – a second-hand-book dealer – comes across a pile of photographs from police archives, he decides to exhibit them. But then the gallery is raided the day before the opening, and the photos seized with surprising violence. It soon becomes clear that someone, somewhere, wants to keep the images hidden. Who? Why? And who can Andrew turn to for help - in a world where kidnap, subterfuge and even murder are the norm, and where no one is safe or above suspicion? 'A sophisticated literary thriller set on the seamier fringe of Rome's gay scene, a magnet for the lonely and displaced located a long way off the tourist trail' Guardian ‘Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn’ Hannah Tinti ‘Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer’ Beryl Bainbridge ‘A slow-burning, beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don’t see’ Daily Telegraph

Ventre a Terre

Ventre a Terre ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Lydia M. Sheridan
Author: Lydia M. Sheridan
Number of Pages: 49 
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In the first volume of the Lord Philp stories, we find the hapless young gentleman in the throes of a passion for the lovely Miss Rosamund Hilliard. Unfortunately, Miss Hilliard has her own problems, up to and including staying one step from the law when her schemes go awry. When Lord Philip decides to become her champion, she flees both her suitors in an effort to safeguard her reputation and stay out of Newgate Prison. Ventre a Terre is a short Regency romance.

For The Sake of Her Family

For The Sake of Her Family ebook ISBN: 0230766102
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Diane Allen
Number of Pages: 400 
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1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn’t pay the doctor or put food on the table. Alice gets work at Whernside Manor looking after Lord Frankland’s fragile sister Miss Nancy. Meanwhile Will and his best-friend Jack begin working for the Lord of the Manor at the marble mill. But their purpose there is not an entirely honest one. For a while everything runs smoothly, but corruption, attempted murder and misplaced love are just waiting in the wings. Nothing is as it seems and before they know it, Alice and Will’s lives are entwined with those of the Franklands' and nothing will ever be the same again.

On My Own

On My Own ebook ISBN: 1407031023
Publisher: Random House
Author: Florence Falk
Number of Pages: 304 
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On My Own sends the refreshingly positive, and supportive, message that being alone is not a sign of failure but can be an empowering and liberating experience. Society can be cruel in its assessment of a woman alone, regarding her as defective or deserving of pity. Similar pressures cause women to be ashamed of losing the status of mother, wife or girlfriend, and to dread the prospect of 'going it alone'. But, as the author of this inspiring book points out, being on your own can be a vital, intensely creative experience in which you can find your own voice and live a fulfilling life. The case histories and positive view of On My Own will resonate with every woman, young and old, since it touches on a sensitive nerve shared by women all over the world.

Sociology and Development

Sociology and Development ebook ISBN: 1134897995
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Tony Barnett
Number of Pages: 244 
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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories ebook ISBN: 0811220451
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Author: Dylan Thomas
Number of Pages: 384 
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This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom. Here, too, are stories originally written for radio and television and, in a short appendix, the schoolboy pieces first published in the Swansea Grammar School Magazine. A highpoint of the collection is Thomas's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a vivid collage of memories from his Swansea childhood that combines the lyricism of his poetry with the sparkle and sly humor of Under Milk Wood. Also here is the fiction from Quite Early One Morning, a collection planned by Thomas shortly before his death. Altogether there are more than forty stories, providing a rich and varied literary feast and showing Dylan Thomas in all his intriguing variety-somber fantasist, joyous word-spinner, comedian of smalltown Wales. The book includes an entertaining, informative reflection on Thomas by another Welsh poet and storyteller, Leslie Norris, as well as a brief listing of publication details by Professor Walford Davies, editor of Dylan Thomas: Early Prose Works.

Being on Fire

Being on Fire ebook ISBN: 1608334414
Publisher: Orbis Books
Author: Richard G Malloy
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The Mysterious Miss Mayhew

The Mysterious Miss Mayhew ebook ISBN: 1780873727
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Hazel Osmond
Number of Pages: 400 
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A heartwarming romantic comedy about a most unlikely love affair. Perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Ellie Adams and Kirsty Greenwood. Tom doesn't need any more women in his life. He already has a five-year-old daughter, an estranged wife who keeps blocking his efforts to get divorced and a mother who might be having an affair with the vicar. So when Fran Mayhew turns up - years younger and with all the tact of a dinosaur with its backside on fire - she's just another tricky person to deal with . . . And what's she doing in his remote part of Northumberland crawling around in graveyards anyway? But soon Tom discovers that there's more to the mysterious Miss Mayhew than meets the eye - and that it's not just his heart he's in danger of losing.

Male Gaze

Male Gaze ebook ISBN: 033053873X
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Joe Treasure
Number of Pages: 304 
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David Parker’s new start in LA isn’t going entirely as he had hoped. London feels a million miles away, and even his loving marriage is beginning to look shaky. Drawn, through an alcoholic haze, into the orbit of Astrid and her friends, he spends a night on Malibu Beach that shocks him to the core. With the stakes suddenly raised, David must get his bearings: in love, in the city, and in a new century that seems to be imploding. Funny, deadly, and bristling with energy, this is the story of a man who loses life as he knows it – and sets out to find it again. 'Very funny, sparky and stylish. You won't be putting this book down' Independent on Sunday ‘A unique, persuasive voice. His is a name to watch’ Time Out ‘Scorching. Dark and sad, but equally smart and funny’ Elle

The Blood of Alexander

The Blood of Alexander ebook ISBN: 1466800550
Publisher: Forge Books
Author: Tom Wilde
Number of Pages: 320 
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A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde. Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities—stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head. Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Killer on the Loose . . .

Killer on the Loose . . . ebook ISBN: 1482803267
Publisher: Partridge Africa
Author: Ian MacHellper
Number of Pages: 292 
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There was once a little boy born two months prematurely from a home birth. He is a fragile little thing; however, he is a real fighter and grew up to be a very handsome man. Taking advantage of the fact that he was a handsome young man, and a charmer too, he always expansively well dressed. A real ladies man, women were drawn to him like metal shavings to a powerful magnet. A super player, he could wrap a woman around his little finger. It worked out to his advantage too, especially in the profession he chose to follow. The secret side of him is he is filled with hatred. He openly showed his love and an instinctive protective nature towards woman and children. Not to say that there are no woman abusers—there are a few, whom he dealt with in his own special way.

The Grass Is Always Greener

The Grass Is Always Greener ebook ISBN: 0316231169
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Jen Calonita
Number of Pages: 368 
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Who says you can't choose your family? Their shared sweet sixteen party is just around the corner, and half sisters Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are ready to cut loose, even if they are the daughters of a prominent public figure. So when Izzie's estranged aunt, Zoe, breezes into town unannounced, it just might be the change that the Monroe family needs -- or not, depending on who you ask... Happy with her cute surfer boyfriend and a group of great girlfriends, Izzie has no interest in getting to know yet another long-lost family member. But Mira, who's on a mission to try new things and meet new people -- a handsome brooding painter in particular -- is drawn to Izzie's artsy aunt, who seems to the be the polar opposite of the uptight Monroe family. As the girls try to negotiate the unexpected paths their lives have taken, Zoe's laid-back attitude eventually charms them both. But when Zoe offers Izzie the chance to leave Emerald Cove and start fresh in California, Izzie and Mira are faced with bigger changes than they expected. Is a move to the West Coast what Izzie had in mind for her sweet sixteen? The heartwarming conclusion to Jen Calonita's Belles trilogy.

Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge

Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge ebook ISBN: 1937136574
Publisher: ATRI Publishing
Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon
Number of Pages: 160 
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Are Masonry and Christianity truly compatible? Using their concise question–and–answer style noted researchers John Ankerberg and John Weldon look at the basics of the issue examining Masons’ claims and terminology and asking such critical questions as: Is Freemasonry a religion? What do Masons teach about Jesus Christ? What do Masonic symbols represent? Is the God of the Bible also the God of the Masonic Lodge? Easy to follow and practical this thought–provoking resource will help readers understand this widespread organization—and the beliefs of people belonging to it—in light of the clear teaching of the Bible.

The Center of Hope:

The Center of Hope: ebook ISBN: 1496921232
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Tobin Perry
Number of Pages: 52 
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A Story of Hope … God never, ever gives up. He is at His best when we need Him the most. Ask Joseph. Ask Jonah. Ask Nehemiah. Ask Zacchaeus. Ask Jesus. And ask the hundreds touched by the three-year-old ministry of the Center of Hope. Born in a once-thriving church building whose best days had been four decades earlier, the Center of Hope launched in the spring of 2010 in one of the most desperate areas of Evansville, Ind. With a commitment to minister to the whole person—mind, body and soul—the church has defied experts who didn’t believe you could build a church in a city’s poorest area. In the past four years the church has truly become … … a place to believe. … a place to belong. … a place to become. … a place of hope. The Center of Hope story will encourage you, challenge you—and help you see the Church’s potential in a whole new way.

A Crack in the Edge of the World

A Crack in the Edge of the World ebook ISBN: 0141905786
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Simon Winchester
Number of Pages: 464 
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A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this city came crashing down beneath the rippling wave of a horrifying earthquake that turned roads into great rippling rivers, that set buildings ablaze for days on end, that made homes collapse upon themselves. Simon Winchester's breathtaking story delves deep beneath the surface of the earth and explains to us why the world moves as it does; and breaks apart with such devastating results. At the same time he never lets us forget the human story: what happened in this new, seemingly blessed city on the 18th April 1906. As he vividly portrays the lives of the people who suffered and survived the devastation he also tells a universal story: the hubris of man as he ignores the warnings of nature and how we respond and try to understand the world around us. Compelling, moving and enlightening, Simon Winchester brings to light the world beneath our feet and through the story of this one terrifying event one hundred years ago, begins to make sense of our world now.

I Was There… Alone In The Trenches

I Was There… Alone In The Trenches ebook ISBN: 1407147110
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Author: Vince Cross
Number of Pages: 128 
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I Was There... Alone in the Trenches tells the incredible true story of a young girl lost in the trenches and how the soldiers she met there helped her find her family. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Vince Cross, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of WWI.