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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371565
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

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The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia

By Silvio A. Beding
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349125733
  • Total of Pages : 787
  • Category : History
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: the-christopher-columbus-encyclopedia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The European discovery of the Americas in 1492 was one of the most important events of the Renaissance, and with it Christopher Columbus changed the course of world history. Now, five hundred years later, this 2-volume reference work will chart new courses in the study and understanding of Columbus and the Age of Discovery. Much more than an account of the man and his voyages, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia is a complete A-Z look at the world during this momentous era. In two volumes, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia contains more than 350 signed original articles ranging from 250 to more than 10,000 words, written by nearly 150 contributors from around the world. The work includes cross-references, bibliographies for each article, and a comprehensive index. The work is fully illustrated, with hundreds of maps, drawings and photographs.

Talking with Serial Killers: Sleeping with Psychopaths

By Christopher Berry-Dee
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  • Publisher : John Blake
  • Book Code : 1789464293
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: talking-with-serial-killers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bestselling writer and criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee turns his attention to a new kind of victim: the wives or partners of serial murderers who remained unaware of exactly who they had fallen for until after their other half's arrest or, in some cases, conviction, for multiple murders. Sonia Sutcliffe first discovered that her husband, Peter, was leading a secret existence as 'the Yorkshire Ripper' only when he was arrested. The wife of the 'Hillside Strangler' only learned of her husband's crimes when state police smashed down her door in search of him. On finding out the truth, these innocents often experience a strange kind of guilt for not having recognised the killer in their home, as well as having to face the grim reality of betrayal and deceit. Christopher Berry-Dee speaks directly to killers and their oblivious loved ones to get inside the minds of the men and women who fall for murderers.

Son of France

By Todd Babiak
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443443840
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: son-of-france.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Security agent Christopher Kruse lost his wife and young daughter in the south of France. In Come Barbarians he investigated and stopped the people responsible for their deaths. He has remained in France working for the ambitious mayor of Paris, wandering streets haunted by his lost family and watching over a woman and her daughter. But when a charismatic politician is murdered by a grenade attack in the Jewish quarter, Kruse catapults back into the maelstrom of organized crime and dirty politics. A young woman named Zoe, working for a shadowy division of the French clandestine services, hires Kruse and his old colleague and mentor Tzvi to hunt down and assassinate the killer. The mission leads him not to redemption but down a rabbit hole of deception, violence and unlikely romance. With edge-of-your seat action and crackling tension, Son of France is a non-stop political thriller and engrossing new novel from the #1 bestselling author Todd Babiak.

A Christopher Marlowe Chronology

By L. Hopkins
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230503047
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: a-christopher-marlowe-chronology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This new Chronology offers a unique and accessible overview of key dates relevant to Christopher Marlowe's life and works, and enables readers to navigate their way through the various pieces of evidence for the hotly contested dating of his plays and poems. Since Marlowe's plays often focus on real historical figures, details of their lives are also included to allow readers to see what liberties Marlowe has taken in his dramatizations of their lives.

The One

By John Marrs
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488084874
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: the-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now on Netflix! A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018 “Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP “A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for. That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love. Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others… A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.

Killer Among the Vines

By Gemma Halliday
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  • Publisher : Gemma Halliday Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: killer-among-the-vines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a killer new culinary mystery novel in the USA Today bestselling Wine & Dine Mysteries! Emmy Oak's family run winery has been in the headlines one too many times and for all the wrong reasons. Which is why she's decided to hire a night security guard, Bill Buckley, to keep an eye on the place. Only when Buckley calls her in a panic about a tripped alarm, Emmy fears trouble at Oak Valley Vineyards again. A fear that is realized in the worst way when Emmy rushes home to find her security guard dead among the blooming grape vines. Was it poachers? Trespassers? An interrupted would-be burglar? Or was the attack less random and much more personal... Emmy's sorta-maybe boyfriend Detective Christopher Grant worries the killer might have been after her. But as Emmy learns more about her late employee, she realizes Buckley had far more enemies than she. Before becoming a security guard, Buckley was a police officer...who was caught taking bribes to look the other way. A scandal that illuminates a whole host of suspects, including an angry ex-wife, a former partner with a grudge, and a convicted madame turned cookie purveyor with revenge on the mind. Not to mention the surly teenage son of Buckley's live-in girlfriend, who would do anything to get rid of his almost-stepdad. But when Emmy finds out Detective Grant also has his own connection to the dead man, she suddenly wonders what else Grant may be hiding about his past. Can Emmy ferret out the killer among the vines... before they come looking for another victim? **Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!** "Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre." ~ Fresh Fiction "I rank 'A Sip Before Dying' as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!" ~ The Book Breeze "The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow." ~ Cozy Mystery Book Review Wine & Dine Mysteries: A Sip Before Dying – book #1 Chocolate Covered Death – book #2 Victim in the Vineyard – book #3 Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4 Death in Wine Country – book #5 Fashion, Rosé & Foul Play – book #6 Killer Among the Vines – book #7 Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

Emissaries of Satan - Serial Killers Under the Microscope

By Christopher Berry-Dee
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784183105
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: emissaries-of-satan-serial-killers-under-the-microscope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

MICHAEL ROSS. KENNETH BIANCHI. JOHN SCRIPPS. THESE ARE TRULY THE SERVANTS OF HELL, THREE SAVAGE KILLERS WITHOUT A SHRED OF SOUL BETWEEN THEM.Emissaries of Satan is a gripping, if chilling, forensic examination of three evil men - two American, one British - who between them brutally murdered 29 innocent young women, together with a devoted mother and son.MICHAEL ROSS - 'The Roadside Strangler', a terrifying sexual-sadistic predator, executed by lethal injection in 2005.KENNETH BIANCHI - one of 'The Hillside Stranglers', a rapist and serial killer, still serving a life sentence in Washington State.JOHN SCRIPPS - the British-born 'Tourist from Hell' who slaughtered victims in Singapore and Thailand and watched them bleed before cutting their bodies up. The hangman's noose ended his spree.Christopher Berry-Dee is a bestselling writer and acknowledged authority on serial killers. Several of his books are required reading for students at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. He interviewed both Ross and Bianchi in prison and witnessed Scripps's execution in Changi Jail; and has received the full cooperation of numerous law-enforcement agencies, including State Police in New York and Connecticut, Singapore Police, and HM Customs & Excise Special Investigations.Besides getting inside the characters of three serial killers, Emissaries of Satan also focuses on the irreparable damage caused by the three monsters, while acknowledging the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who work tirelessly to end the killing sprees of men like Ross, Bianchi and Scripps and bring them to justice.

Using Murder

By Philip Jenkins
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 1412840902
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: using-murder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the last decade, serial murder has become a source of major concern for law enforcement agencies, while the serial killer has attracted widespread interest as a villain in popular culture. There is no doubt, however, that popular fears and stereotypes have vastly exaggerated the actual scale of multiple homicide activity. In assessing the concern and the interest, Jenkins has produced an innovative synthesis of approaches to social problem construction. It includes an historical and social-scientific estimate of the objective scale of serial murder; a rhetorical analysis of the construction of the phenomenon in public debate; and a cultural studies-oriented analysis of the portrayal of serial murder in contemporary literature, film, and the mass media. Using Murder suggests that a problem of this sort can only be understood in the context of its political and rhetorical dimension; that fears of crime and violence are valuable for particular constituencies and interest groups, which put them to their own uses. In part, these agendas are bureaucratic, in the sense that exaggerated concern about the offense generates support for criminal justice agencies. But other forces are at work in the culture at large, where serial murder has become an invaluable rhetorical weapon in public debates over issues like gender, race, and sexual orientation. Serial murder is worthy of study not so much for its intrinsic significance, but rather for what it suggests about the concerns, needs, and fears of the society that has come to portray it as an “ultimate evil.” Using Murder is a highly original study of a powerful contemporary mythology by a criminologist and historian versed in the constructionist literature on the origins of “moral panics.”

Adoption

By ChrisTopher Stone
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504913922
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: adoption.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christine Sawyer has been missing for two months. The discovery of her mutilated body will propel Chief of Police Ron Kosciak into a race of life and death with an adversary so evil that even Hannible Lector would tremble in fear. Frustrated by an increasing body count and no clues, Kosciak relies on every investigative procedure he knows, as well as his gut instincts, in an attempt to discover the killer’s identity. Will he be able to rescue the killer’s latest adoptee, or will she be added to the list of victims? Who will be safe? Who will die when the pieces to the puzzle begin falling into place?