The Number One Bestseller

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444791117

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels. No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now. Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions. But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder? 'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett
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A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385542577

Category: Fiction

Page: 23

View: 514

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.
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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 038554118X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground. “[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . . Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar. “Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today “[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post
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Stepping Into the Shadows the Columbia Film Series

Author: Dan Van Neste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593934026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 426

View: 6554

Legendary film director Robert Wise called the Whistler features, "examples of budget filmmaking at its very best." Noted B movie historian Don Miller cited them as, "the best B pics of the period from Columbia." Famed film critic/historian Leonard Maltin referred to the series as "one of the most unusual- and one of the best mystery series of the 30's and 40's. . ." Based on J. Donald Wilson's hit radio suspense program featuring ironic tales of terror spun by a mysterious host, The Whistler film series consisted of eight motion pictures produced by Columbia Pictures between 1944 and 1948 starring legendary, Academy Award-nominated actor, Richard Dix. Although manufactured quickly and cheaply to fill the bottom half of a mandatory double bill, The Whistler films were suspenseful and well made, engendering wide popularity and surprising critical acclaim. Today historians and movie aficionados frequently cite them for their innovation and style-and as early examples of film noir. This is the story of the making of this landmark Columbia series, and the many extraordinary individuals who pooled their singular talents to make eight low budget movies into film classics. Included are rare profiles of 50 Whistler filmmakers: actors, directors, writers, and technicians.
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Whistler in Venice

Author: Margaret F. MacDonald,James McNeill Whistler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230491

Category: Art

Page: 160

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In "Palaces in the Night", MacDonald looks at a key period in James Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. 120 illustrations.
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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385339100

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9715

Believed to have been killed in a car accident four years earlier, Patrick Lanigan is discovered living in Brazil under the name of Danilo Silva and presumably in possession of millions of dollars missing from his former firm's offshore account. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Author: Akshay Rajkumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788192916606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 8257

As a young engineer about to be married, Raj had a simple life in mind for himself. But when he was rattled by a conversation with a friend about the Bible, it piqued his curiosity and sent him on a quest to find the truth about God. What followed was a spiritual upheaval that led him to change his mind without realizing how it would change his life. A religious relativist turned into an unlikely evangelist. But the thrill of traveling to 40 nations and preaching 500 sermons a year came with the threat of being a distant husband and an absent father. The Whistler in the Wind is the true story of how a man found God at work in the seasons of his life, long before he set out to find Him.
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Author: Debbie Dadey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619630389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Lillie Mae's mama has just died, and with her father not back yet from the Great War that ended over a year before, Lillie is shipped by her mean Aunt Helen off to relatives she has never met: Uncle Dallas and Aunt Esther. Although she misses her parents terribly, Lillie Mae feels welcomed and loved by Uncle Dallas and Aunt Esther. She learns to play the violin and whistle in the warmth of her new home — but when they talk of her staying on, she can't believe it. Surely sooner or later her daddy will find her? Meanwhile, there is something mysterious happening at Whistler's Stump. Lillie Mae soon realizes a connection exists between the mean boy at school and whatever it is that wakes her up in the middle of the night. Solving the mysteries of Whistler's Stump and her father's disappearance is heartbreaking, but also it is the beginning of a new life for Lillie Mae. "I walked back to the school feeling a hundred years old. I felt miserable for talking to Aunt Esther that way. After all, she'd been nothing but kind to me. But I couldn't let her say Daddy was dead. He wasn't. He couldn't be." Recognition An International Reading Association Young Adult Choice for 2004
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A Life for Art's Sake

Author: Daniel E. Sutherland

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300203462

Category: Art

Page: 440

View: 1867

div A major new biography of James McNeill Whistler, one of most complex, intriguing, and important of America’s artists/DIV
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A Novel

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0385536089

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1465

“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.”—USA Today “Grisham has hit a home run. . . . Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy’s search for heroes.”—The Buffalo News “[A] pleasure . . . Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom.”—The Washington Times Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer
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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142423092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 289

View: 6037

Clearing his name of the false charges of vandalism and theft that were leveled against him, thirteen-year-old legal maverick Theodore Boone hopes to return to his life of giving advice to friends and community members when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.
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Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536886

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 7863

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion. A best-selling novel. Reprint.
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Author: Kathleen Ernst

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497646650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 167

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An Agatha Award nominee for Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery and a WILLA Award finalist for Best Children’s/Young Adult Book: In 1867, a twelve-year-old girl faces danger and disaster when she moves to the Colorado Territory with her widowed mother, who is hoping to start a newspaper Emma Henderson’s mother has changed since her father died fighting in the Civil War. First, she starts wearing an embarrassing bloomer costume—trousers under a short skirt. Then, she forces Emma to move to the far-off Colorado Territory so she can be editor of a newspaper! When Emma hears someone whistling her father’s favorite tune as they prepare to leave Chicago, she knows it’s a bad omen. The hardscrabble mining town of Twin Pines is very different from Emma’s former home in the city. Instead of having a house of their own, she and her mother must live in a boarding house. Worst of all, it’s clear from the moment they step off the stagecoach that someone doesn’t want them there. A troublemaker tries hard to sabotage the newspaper, and Emma continues to hear eerie whistling in the night. Is it the ghost of her father? With the help of her new friend Jeremy, Emma sets out to solve two baffling mysteries. This ebook includes a historical afterword.
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A Novel

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307575982

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In his final hours in office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems that Backman, in his heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, Who will kill him? BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
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More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0307366847

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The twelfth installment in the beloved, bestselling series is once again a beautiful blend of wit and wisdom, and a profoundly touching tale of the human heart. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a dream in which she is driving her dear old white van. Grace Makutsi dreams that her 97 percent on the Botswana Secretarial College exam was a mistake. When Mma Ramotswe discovers that her van is actually still in use (and, of course, sets out to retrieve it), Mma Makutsi wonders whether her dream will turn out to be prophetic as well. They can only wait and see, but, in the meantime, one of Phuti Radiphuti's apprentices has gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious and Grace to help the couple work things out. In other developments, Mma Ramotswe investigates a case of rural jealousy in which cattle are being poisoned. Add to the mix Violet Sephotho's newly begun, already unstoppable run for the Botswana Parliament and the possibility that wedding bells may finally ring for Phuti Radiphuti and Grace Makutsi — whose love for each other is as great as their love for Botswana — and we have a charming and delightful tale from the inimitable Alexander McCall Smith. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Women's Murder Club Story

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: BookShots

ISBN: 0316504831

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6077

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!A #1 USA Today Bestseller! Two bodies arrived at the morgue--one was still breathing. A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women's Murder Club--or just the most twisted? BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
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A Novel

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475003

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s latest novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available. In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies. In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world’s Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.
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Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780446516310

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 3637

Kendall Deaton courageously risks her own life and that of her unborn child to testify against her ex-husband, a violent white supremacist, and his father. By the author of.
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A Novel

Author: Julia DeVillers

Publisher: Dutton Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

View: 3941

A young woman accidentally turns in a private story from her journal instead of an English assignment and becomes a best-selling author almost overnight.
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