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A Taste For Death

By P. D. James
  • ISBN Code: : 0307400581
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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Two men lie dead in the vestry of a London church, their throats cut with brutal precision. One is Sir Paul Berowne, rich, cultivated and elegant; the other is an alcoholic vagrant. Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Adam Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in death...

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190469439
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: the-death-of-expertise.pdf

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  • Publisher : Tor.com
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One of Wired's Twenty-Five All-Time Favorite Books Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery. Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive. The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. PRAISE FOR THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS "The unruly lovechild of Shakespeare, Baldwin, George RR Martin and Ghostface Killah -- this was a book I could not put down." - Daniel José Older, author of Half-Resurrection Blues "Lyrical and polyphonous, gorgeous and brutal, THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS is an unforgettable tale of love that empowers." - Ken Liu, multiple Hugo Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings "Wilson is doing something both very new and very old here: he's tossing aside the traditional forms of sword and sorcery in favor of other, older forms, and gluing it all together with a love letter to black masculinity. The result is powerful and strange and painful in all the right ways." -N.K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms "THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS reads like Gene Wolfe and Samuel R Delany trying to one-up each other on a story prompt by Fritz Leiber. That means it's good. Read it." - Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence "Seamlessly knots magic and science in a wholly organic way... THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS will catch you by the throat and hold you fast until the last searing word." - Alyssa Wong, Nebula-nominated author of "The Fisher Queen" At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Penny Heart

By Martine Bailey
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1444769871
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 428
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Sentenced to death for a simple confidence trick, Mary Jebb escapes the gallows ... but her reprieve is harsh: seven years in the unforgiving penal colony of Botany Bay. Yet Mary is determined not to be forgotten, sending two pennies, engraved with a promise, to the two men who sealed her fate. Timid artist Grace Moore jumps at the opportunity to marry handsome gentleman Michael Croxon - happy if only to get away from her drunken father. But when Grace takes on a new cook, the two penny heart love tokens reveal she is tied to a world she didn't know existed ... A world of deceit, double-crossing, revenge and murder.

Blood Meridian

By Cormac McCarthy
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307762521
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 229
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

A Taste of Death

By Suzanne Rossi
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509222200
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 531
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Anne Jamieson and the rest of the Snoop Group are once again called into action when Fran Harrison, the former President of their writers' group, dies in front of dozens of witnesses during a luncheon. The death was no accident. Someone knew about the victim's severe peanut allergy. Now it's up to Anne and her friends to find a killer. But Fran was not a popular person and the list of suspects is long. Then Anne finds a second body. The more the women investigate, the more they put themselves in danger, and the killer will do anything to get away with murder.

The Unknown

By Castello Gilbert
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664144838
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 992
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The unknown is about a boy that witness death, at an early age. He finds himself in a coma; while in his coma, he remembers the episodes of death not only in his life but his wife. While he makes his way through life he realizes a vaccine for those who were dead coming back alive. It’s a three dimensional story. When reading the unknown you’re going to get bits and pieces of ideas that amount to someone having to adapt to the vaccine given; it was blood. In the story the main character I play the role of thalamus he’s the one in the coma, the story begins with him witnessing death, the story lines happen with these characters playing the roles of the angel of death Savanna Samantha Tony Gabriel and Daniela; these were people that were living at one time that have now passed, but still allowing the conscious mind to play out its life, and the thoughts of friends with the main character remembering I realize my life and how it was being aimed.

A Taste for Murder

By Burl Barer,Frank C. Girardot
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  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Book Code : 1942266367
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 655
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As seen on Investigation Discovery: “A true crime murder mystery that will leave you gasping for breath.” —Steve Jackson, New York Times–bestselling author of No Stone Unturned Frank Rodriguez, a much-loved counselor of troubled teens, lies dead on the bedroom floor. His wife and stepdaughter are in shock, and so is the medical examiner when he performs the autopsy. Aside from being dead, Frank is in perfect health. Demanding to know the cause of her husband’s death, Angie Rodriguez badgers the police, insisting that Frank was murdered. The cops attribute her assertions to overwhelming grief, but soon they too believe that Frank didn’t die of natural causes. When the police enlist their number one suspect to help in the investigation, things spiral out of control until law enforcement is dealing with a daring plot to murder Angie’s best friend, and allegations of another homicide so evil and perverse that even seasoned LA County Detectives are shocked beyond belief . . . New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author “Burl Barer, with co-author Frank Giradot, has hit yet another home run with this crime story. A smart and well-written who-dunnit tale” (Cathy Scott, Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of The Killing of Tupac Shakur). “A doozy of a murder.” —Suzy Spencer, New York Times–bestselling author of Breaking Point

A Taste of Desire

By Beverley Kendall
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  • Publisher : Beverley Kendall
  • Book Code : 1632110350
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 135
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Thomas Armstrong vows only the loss of his faculties could ever convince him to take Amelia Bertram under his care during her father’s absence from England. Sadly, that loss does occur… the moment Lady Amelia publicly states that rumors of his exalted sexual prowess are more fable than fact. Responding like any man with an ounce of pride would, he picks up the gauntlet she threw down on the ballroom floor. After the death of her mother, Amelia Bertram is further devastated by the withdrawal of her father’s love. To survive the double heartbreak, she walls off her emotions. Now, her social faux pas finds her sharing a roof with the very man who took her place in her father’s affections…the man her father hopes one day to call son. In the seclusion of his country estate, Thomas glimpses in Amelia a vulnerability buried beneath a mountain of jealousy and pain. In turn, she discovers the ton’s ‘golden Greek god’ is more than the sum of rumor and innuendo. Soon a fire ignites between them not even a deluge from the Thames can extinguish. Can they set aside their plans—his for revenge, hers to escape—to forge a love powerful enough to surmount his pride and crumble the walls surrounding her heart? *Reissue. Originally published by Kensington Publishing in 2011

A Taste of the Classics

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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 9780830859535
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 270
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In A Taste of the Classics Series, Kenneth Boa encapsulates and discusses the classic works that helped shape Western civilization.

Deleuze's Way

By Ronald Bogue
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317153391
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 883
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Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts through detailed analyses of the ethical dimension of artistic activity in literature, music, and film. Bogue examines Deleuze's "transverse way" of interrelating the ethical and the aesthetic, the transverse way being both a mode of thought and a practice of living. Among the issues examined are those of the relationship of music to literature, the political vocation of the arts, violence in popular music, the ethics and aesthetics of education, the use of music and sound in film, the role of the visual in literary invention, the function of the arts in cross cultural interactions, and the future of Deleuzian analysis as a means of forming an open, reciprocally self-constituting, transcultural global culture.

A Taste Of Honey

By Shelagh Delaney
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474221807
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 186
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'Miss Delaney brings real people on to her stage... she is busy recording the wonder of life as she lives it' Kenneth Tynan, Observer A Taste of Honey became a sensational theatrical success when first produced in London by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in 1958. Now established as a modern classic, this comic and poignant play, by a then nineteen-year-old working-class Lancashire girl, was praised at its London premiere by Graham Greene as having 'all the freshness of Mr Osborne's Look Back in Anger and a greater maturity.' It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1962. The play is about the adolescent Jo and her relationship with her irresponsible mum, Helen, the Nigerian sailor who leaves Jo pregnant and Geoffrey, the homosexual art student who moves in to help Jo with the baby. It is also about Jo's unshakeable optimism throughout her trials. This story of a mother and daughter relationship (imitated in many other modern British plays since), set in working-class Manchester, continues to engage new generations of audiences.

Disguise for Death

By Sylvia Nickels
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509218130
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 409
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Royce Thorne always dreamed of having children in a marriage unmarred by infidelity like her parents'. When she learns that her husband, Eddy, fathered their neighbor’s now grown son, she is devastated but vows to keep the secret. After Eddy is killed in the line of duty, she learns he has left a large sum of money to his son, Palmer, as an apology for failing to acknowledge paternity. Someone knows Royce’s secret and uses the knowledge to frame Palm for murder. Royce is determined to find the real killer, no matter what the cost. Her search is hindered by a fake FBI agent, an ambitious investigative reporter, and a hostile tv show host—who all have secrets.

The Sympathy of Things

By Lars Spuybroek
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474243878
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 412
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'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era. Spuybroek argues that we must 'undo' the twentieth century and learn to understand the aesthetic insights of the nineteenth-century art critic John Ruskin, from which he distils pointers for the contemporary age. Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of 'sympathy', a core concept in Ruskin's aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience. For Ruskin, beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility, three concepts that wholly disappeared from our mindsets during the twentieth century, but which Spuybroek argues to be central to contemporary aesthetics and design. Revised throughout, and a new foreword by philosopher Brian Massumi, this is a new edition of a seminal work which has drawn praise from fields as diverse as digital architecture and speculative realism, and will continue to be influential as it wrests Ruskin's ideas out of the Victorian era and reconstructs them for the modern age.