A Point Last Seen Mystery

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 0805098674

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late? April Henry weaves another page-turning, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell, Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series.
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Author: Gary Cartwright

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781982101206

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 9805

A riveting true story of money and murder and the trial of the Texas millionaire T. Cullen Davis—accused of attempting to kill his estranged wife and later plotting to hire a hit man to finish the job. This fascinating and bizarre true crime story of the murder trials of Texas oil tycoon T. Cullen Davis—the richest man ever indicted for murder—is "bloody wonderfully good" (George Plimpton).
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A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets

Author: Carlton Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429908874

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 1970

They Were The Perfect Family. . . For twenty years, Ken and Kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California. Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident... By the time the Palo Alto Police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. Someone had murdered Kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident. Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife. And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. . . Blood Will Tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder.
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A Medical Explanation for the Tyranny of Henry VIII

Author: Kyra Cornelius Kramer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478183433

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 1900

The author suggests that it was Henry, not his wives, who was the true source of his difficulty in fathering heirs. The author and her colleagues unearthed the obstetrical problems that arise from having a Kell positive progenitor, and the potential complication of McLeod syndrome.
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A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans

Author: Joseph Bosco

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 575

View: 4652

Marital abuse, sexual obsessions, blind ambition, and remorseless greed come to light after the 1984 bludgeoning death of a suburban New Orleans wife, in a true-life murder case that became a legal landmark. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
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Native Americans and Assimilation Policy

Author: Katherine Ellinghaus

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803225431

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 7535

"A study of the role blood quantum played in the assimilation period between 1887 and 1934 in the United States"--
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Author: David Shelley Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896721180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 107

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In Blood Will Tell in Shakespeare's Plays, Dr. Berkeley studies various manifestations of Shakespeare's class bias seen in the poet's division of all human beings in the plays into two genetic classes, gentle and base. Berkeley examines both Renaissance physiology and the Shakespearean applications of it, helping to make this conception seem more credible than superstitious or quixotic. In this light, Shakespeare is seen not as a eugenics propagandist but as one whose characterization of humanity has the solidity of natural process. In the plays, gentles (excepting degenerates) are all endowed, sometimes prodigally, with excellent virtues; and the base born, though sometimes characterized with modestly admirable qualities, usually are portrayed with vices and shortcomings. Thus, Henry V in Shakespeare's plays appears to have mastered many fields of learning without having tutors or being known as a reader of books. His longbowmen, however, who were largely responsible for the British victory at Agincourt, are not given their share of credit because, one may surmise, they did not expose themselves to hand-to-hand combat in the manner of gentlemen (Henry gentles them in consolation only because of some intractable, historical source-stuff). In the Winter's Tale's primary source, Pandosto, the base shepherd is finally made a knight, a matter evidently so repellent to Shakespeare that he jettisons it. One finds that Shakespeare's plays invariably magnify class distinctions found in the poet's sources. Quality of blood determines what his characters are and how they behave. Thus seen, Shakespeare is firm in the medieval tradition of viewing blood quality in term of hierarchy. The business of his plays is presenting disturbed situations that are finally calmed by the characters' assumption of the places pointed to by the "kindly enclyning" of their blood. This important conception, which underlies all the Shakespearean plays and sets the poet apart from writers like Chaucer, Marlowe, and Milton, has generally been ignored by critics, many of whom, especially since the Blutezeit of Romanticism, have had an either liberal or Christian bias that does not readily tolerate a blood-based aristocracy and the submerged commonalty that it implies.
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Vampires as Political Metaphors Before World War I

Author: Sara Libby Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934843611

Category: History

Page: 214

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Robinson explores the ways in which writers, thinkers, and politicians used blood and vampire-related imagery to express social and cultural anxieties in the decades leading up to the First World War, forming a cohesive political and cultural metaphor.
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Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Gere Donovan Press

ISBN: 1936666103

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A cozy mystery set in Cambridge, England

Author: Jeanne M. Dams

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780107188

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2955

American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge Dorothy Martin isn’t overly enthusiastic when her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, invites her to accompany him to a conference in Cambridge, picturing cramped student accommodation. But St Stephen’s turns out to be recently renovated, and, bolstered by en suite facilities, Dorothy is looking forward to exploring the historic and beautiful city. It is not long, though, before disaster strikes: lost in the maze of college buildings, Dorothy stumbles into a laboratory . . . and is shocked to find what looks like a pool of blood on the floor. She flees, to fetch help, but when Alan checks it out, there is nothing to be found. Was she mistaken? Or has a terrible crime been committed? Dorothy, who can never resist a puzzle, determines to find out.
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the strange story of a son of Ham

Author: Benjamin Rush Davenport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Miscegenation

Page: 340

View: 2682

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The Classic True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power

Author: Thomas Thompson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150404326X

Category: True Crime

Page: 450

View: 8594

Edgar Award Winner: The “gripping” true story of a beautiful Texas socialite, her ambitious husband, and a string of mysterious deaths (Los Angeles Times). Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter’s every dream come true. Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise “what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals” (Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me). From the elegant mansions of River Oaks, one of America’s most exclusive neighborhoods, to a seedy underworld of prostitution and murder-for-hire, New York Times–bestselling author Thomas Thompson tracks down every bizarre motive and enigmatic clue to weave a fascinating tale of lust and vengeance. Full of colorful characters, shocking twists, and deadly secrets, Blood and Money is “an absolute spellbinder” and true crime masterpiece (Newsweek).
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Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN: 9780307756299

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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If Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, would ever admit to an Achilles' heel-which they wouldn't-it would be a weakness for damsels in distress. In these three charming chillers the duo answer the call of helpless heroines with nothing to lose-except their lives. First a beautiful young Aphrodite comes to Nero looking for a hero-and the answer to the mystery of her father's death....Then an old flame of Archie's reignites with a plan that may corner him into a lifetime commitment-behind bars....And finally a detective's work is never done, as a hot tip leads the team into the sizzling center of a sexy scandal that could leave them cold-dead cold.
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Blood Will Tell

Author: Scott Tipton,David Messina,David Tipton

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600101083

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 165

View: 5198

There are two sides to every argument, and this special collection looks at some of the most famous encounters between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire -- from the Klingon perspective! Star Trek fans are used to the Klingons responding with "swift and blinding violence," and now the creative team that brought you Angel: Auld Lang Syne will show us why. Also includes a cover gallery by series artist David Messina and variant cover artist Joe Corroney.
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Author: Walter Kirn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871404516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Describes the author's fifteen-year relationship with eccentric New Yorker Clark Rockefeller, his discovery that Rockefeller was a serial imposter and murderer, and how his old friend's murder trial made him face hard truths about himself.
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Author: April Henry

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805098526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3042

While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.
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Author: Jean Lorrah

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 143440076X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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DRACULA MEETS DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! "In Blood Will Tell, Jean Lorrah creates an intriguing blend of police procedural, science fiction, and romance with a heroine as strong and appealing as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. Comparable to the vampire mysteries of P. N. Elrod and Tanya Huff, this novel is a must-read for the discriminating fan." --Margaret L. Carter, Author, The Vampire in Literature ..".Blood Will Tell is the best read I've had in several months.... When I finished it, I wandered around my house from stack to stack of books disconsolately looking for another book that good. There wasn't one. I wish every book on the stands was this satisfying, this exciting and profound. "I love this book. It's right." --Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Author, Those of My Blood, Boxmaster JEAN LORRAH has written eighteen books of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including the bestselling Sime-Gen series with Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and the Savage Empire series. She lives and works in Kentucky.
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Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Gere Donovan Press

ISBN: 1936666103

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Author: Walter Kirn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472119353

Category: Impostors and imposture

Page: 240

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In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who, one day, would be shockingly unmasked as a brazen serial impostor and brutal double-murderer. This is a one-of-a-kind story of an innocent man duped by a real-life Mr Ripley, taking us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the private club rooms of Manhattan to the courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles.
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The Strange Story of a Son of Ham

Author: Benjamin Rush Davenport

Publisher: Ayer Publishing

ISBN: 9780405121982

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9531

BOSTON was shrouded in a mantle of mist that November day, the north-east wind bringing at each blast re-enforce ment to the all-enveloping and obscuring mass of gloom that embraced the city darkness. in its arms of Glimmering like toy candles in the distance, electric lights, making halos of the fog, marked a pathway for the hurrying crowds that poured along the narrow, crooked streets of New En glands grand old city. In one of the oldest, narrowest and most crooked thoroughfares down near the wharfs a light burning within the window of an old-fashioned building brought to sight the name J- Dunlap and the words Shipping and Banking.
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