Something about the Author

  • Filename: something-about-the-author.
  • ISBN: 0810399458
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Gale Group
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Fatal Identity

  • Filename: fatal-identity.
  • ISBN: 9781932542363
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Gina Barton
  • Publisher: Badger Books Inc.

The dead man who had been dumped near the state line between northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula had no clothing, no head, no hands. Unraveling the identity of the mystery victim and that of his killer took cooperation of dedicated police detectives in several states across the Midwest. This work reveals the heartbreaking and shocking details of this case of friendship, deception, identity theft, and murder.

Ice Station Zebra

  • Filename: ice-station-zebra.
  • ISBN: 9780007289325
  • Release Date: 2010-07-08
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense.

Almost Dead

  • Filename: almost-dead.
  • ISBN: 9781848945524
  • Release Date: 2009-09-24
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Cissy Cahill's world is unravelling fast. One by one, her family are dying. Cissy's right to be afraid but not for the reasons she thinks. The truth is much more terrifying. Hidden in the shadows of the Cahill familys twisted past is a shocking secret a secret that will only be satisfied by blood. And Cissy must uncover the deadly truth before its too late for herself and her innocent baby son.

Deadly Memories

  • Filename: deadly-memories.
  • ISBN: 9780758291097
  • Release Date: 2016-11-29
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Joanne Fluke
  • Publisher: Kensington

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing… The last thing Maura Thomas remembers before her car careened over a steep embankment is having dinner with her college roommate…over twenty years ago. Everything in between is a blank. Maura has no recollection of her husband, her daughter, or her busy, glamorous existence as owner of a Beverly Hills boutique. Maura can’t even be sure that everyone around her is who they claim to be. Is it paranoia or self-preservation that makes her uneasy? And then there are the images starting to fill her head—pictures of a life at odds with everything she’s been told. As Maura begins to piece together the fragments of her previous life, she grows convinced that her car crash was no accident. But the moment she remembers the truth she’ll find herself at the mercy of a killer determined to silence her forever…

The Bonfire of the Vanities

  • Filename: the-bonfire-of-the-vanities.
  • ISBN: 1429960566
  • Release Date: 2002-02-21
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic)

The Afrikaners

  • Filename: the-afrikaners.
  • ISBN: 1850657149
  • Release Date: 2003-01
  • Number of pages: 698
  • Author: Hermann Giliomee
  • Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

This work is a biography of the Afrikaner people by historian and journalist Herman Giliomee, one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid. Weaving together life stories and historical interpretation, he creates a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonisation of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

  • Filename: the-continuum-encyclopedia-of-children-s-literature.
  • ISBN: 0826417787
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 863
  • Author: Bernice E. Cullinan
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Issues in Pharmacology Pharmacy Drug Research and Drug Innovation 2011 Edition

  • Filename: issues-in-pharmacology-pharmacy-drug-research-and-drug-innovation-2011-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781464963445
  • Release Date: 2012-01-09
  • Number of pages: 4229
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation. The editors have built Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Murder in California The Topography of Evil

  • Filename: murder-in-california-the-topography-of-evil.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2015-09-30
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Marques Vickers
  • Publisher: Marquis Publishing

“Murder in California: The Topography of Evil” is author and photographer Marques Vickers’ 417 page visual return to 101 infamous crime scenes detailing the shocking and often searing narratives behind each tragedy. Over 200 images amplify the experience by escorting the reader to the crime location, offering a critical context and perspective for understanding. The captured snapshots portray visual testimonies of extinguished lives removed by acts of violence. Crime scenes often revert back into unremarkable landscape or unassuming buildings over the ensuing years and decades. Several have altered little since their moment of infamy. Many are passed daily by pedestrian and vehicular traffic unaware of a location’s unique significance. California has been the residence for many notorious individual and serial killers including the Zodiac, Ted “Unabomber” Kaczynski, Dan White, Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Jim Jones, Richard Allen Davis, David Carpenter, Menendez Brothers, Juan Corona, Rodney Alcala, Phil Spector, Juan Corona, Richard Ramirez and Scott Peterson. The media has renamed some such as the Trailside Killer, Co-ed Killer, Children of Thunder, Vampire of Sacramento, Zebra Killers and the Death House Landlady. The region has also buried notables among the profiled victims including Senator Robert Kennedy, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Supervisor Harvey Milk, Mobster Bugsy Siegel, Black Panther Huey P. Newton, Journalist Chauncey Bailey, Nicole Simpson-Brown, Rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G., Actors Haing Ngor, Ramon Novarro and Sal Mineo, Singers Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Polly Klaas, Lacy Peterson and members from the People’s Temple Massacre in Jonestown, Guyana and Heaven’s Gate cult suicide in Rancho Santa Fe. The Murder in California edition is segmented into nine categories including assassinations, abductions, historical legacies, reckless homicides, chance encounters and manslaughters, law enforcement fatalities and controversies, unsolved murders, rampage and serial killers. Within the context of examining each profile, many important issues are raised for discussion without necessarily culminating in resolution. These subjects include capital punishment, American racial perceptions, parental influences, child rearing, media reporting, public bias, juvenile sentencing, self-incrimination protections and the impartiality of our judicial system. Controversial options such as voluntary euthanasia for the condemned are suggested when examining the hopeless backlog of death row and life-term convicts. An extensive listing of fatality victims is included along with convicted and deceased killers. Each living convict still registered within the California and other state penal systems is identified by their respective current penitentiary residence. Vickers’s own introduction to the consequences of murder began with the 1968 killings of David Faraday and Betty Lou Jenson by the Zodiac killer in the author’s hometown. Faraday was an acquaintance of Vickers through Boy Scouts and his older sister knew both victims. His reflections on the trauma inflicted on his intimate suburban community correspond with the realization that a single homicide affects far more individuals than simply the victim. Hundreds and ultimately thousands may be touched by the arbitrariness and unfairness of life being terminated abruptly and prematurely. While acknowledging that some of the killings defy understanding and others may not properly be classified as evil, each remains uniquely tragic. Remembering the identities and stories of the slain is the author’s priority. Cases Profiled (By Sequential Order and Category): Assassination Killings: Oakland School Superintendent Dr. Marcus Foster, Mobster Bugsy Siegel, Journalist Chauncey Bailey, Mickey and Trudy Thompson, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, Rapper Christopher Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.), The Marin County Courthouse Shootout Massacre, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Hitman Joseph The Animal Barboza, Vic Weiss and the Wonderland Gang. Abductions: Patty Hearst, Nicholas Markowitz, Brooke Hart, The Onion Field Killings, Polly Klaas, Ramona Irene Price, Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart, Kevin Collins and Rachel Newhouse and Aundria Crawford. Historical Legacies: Fung Little Pete Jing Toy, Charles Crawford, President Warren Harding, Ned Doheny and Hugh Plunkett, Mary Ellen Pleasant, Orcutt Freeway Sniper, Miles Archer and Eastside Salinas Gang Killings. Chance Encounters and Manslaughter Killings Ennis Cosby, Diane Whipple, Haing Ngor, Huey P. Newton, Johnny Stompanato, Barbara Graham, Marvin Gaye, Phil Hartman, Phil Spector, Ramon Novarro, Ronni Chasen, Sal Mineo and Sam Cooke. Unsolved Murders: The Black Dahlia, Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen, Bob Domingos and Linda Edwards, Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders, Crips Gang Founder Raymond Washington, David Nadel, Geneva Ellroy, Virginia Rapp, Kym Morgan, William Desmond Taylor and Ted Healy. Rampage Mass Murders: Elliot Rodger, The Helzer Brothers, Bruce Pardo, The 101 California Building Rampage, Brenda Spencer, Dr. Victor Ohta, Cal State Fullerton Library Massacre, Golden Dragon Restaurant Bloodbath, Meritage Salon Massacre, Mel and Elizabeth Grimes, Frederick Martin Davidson, Lynwood Jim Drake, Santana High School student Andy Williams, The Oikos University Shootings, Nicolas Holzer and Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton. Premeditated Murders: Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten, Laci Peterson, John Morency, James and Artie Mitchell, Nicole Brown-Simpson, Menendez Brothers, Bonnie Lee Bakley and Vincent Brothers. Law Enforcement Fatalities and Controversies Captain Walter Auble. Oscar Grant III, Newhall CHP Massacre, Office Thomas Guerry, Oakland Macarthur Boulevard Shooting, Demetrius DeBose and Policeman Matthew Pavelka. Serial Killings: Zodiac Killer, Charles Manson, Dorothea Puente, Efren Saldivar, Ted “Unabomber” Kaczynski, The Two Night Stalkers, The Zebra Killings, Heaven’s Gate Suicide, Edmund Kemper III, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, Juan Corona, Richard Trenton Chase, The Speedfreak Killers, Herbert Mullin, David Carpenter, Reverend Jim Jones and the People’s Temple Massacre, Hillside Strangler and Rodney Alcala.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

  • Filename: leaving-before-the-rains-come.
  • ISBN: 9781473521032
  • Release Date: 2015-02-12
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher: Random House

The sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. In her twenties Alexandra Fuller embarked on a new journey, into a long, tempestuous marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life. In this frank, personal memoir, she charts their twenty years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming – the new adventures, the unexplored paths, the insurmountable obstacles... and the many signals that they missed along the way.

The Night Before

  • Filename: the-night-before.
  • ISBN: 9781420133806
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Blood Will Be Spilled. . . In the dark shadows of a sultry southern town, a serial killer strikes. It's an act of sinister precision that has happened many times before. . .every victim an offering to a hunger that can never be sated. . . Night After Night. . . The next morning, Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux wakes covered in blood. But Caitlyn has no memory of the night before, when her estranged husband was brutally murdered like so many others she has known. . . After Night. . . Wanted by the police and haunted by horrifying, fragmented memories, Caitlyn turns to Adam Hunt, the town's new psychologist. But how far can she really trust him? For as a twisted killer strikes again and again, Caitlyn's about to discover that those who appear the most innocent are usually the most evil. . .

The Cambridge Companion to Women s Writing in Britain 1660 1789

  • Filename: the-cambridge-companion-to-women-s-writing-in-britain-1660-1789.
  • ISBN: 9781107013162
  • Release Date: 2015-04-23
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Catherine Ingrassia
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Essays by leading scholars provide a comprehensive overview of women writers and their work in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.

Deep Freeze

  • Filename: deep-freeze.
  • ISBN: 9781444712490
  • Release Date: 2007-02-22
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Lisa Jackson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for a farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed the former movie star - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It's a shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, and one of them looks just like Jenna. As a blizzard bears down on their small town, the merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. Jenna is getting close to meeting her biggest fan - the one who wants to own her forever.

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