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Killing Pretty

Author : Richard Kadrey
ISBN : 9780062373243
Genre : Fiction
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Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death—ripping the heart right out of him—or rather the body he’s inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim’s help: he believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder. Stark follows a sordid trail deep into LA’s subterranean world, from vampire-infested nightclubs to talent agencies specializing in mad ghosts, from Weimar Republic mystical societies to sleazy supernatural underground fight and sex clubs. Along the way he meets a mysterious girl—distinguished by a pair of graveyard eyes—as badass as Slim: she happens to be the only person who ever outwitted Death. But escaping her demise has had dire consequences for the rest of the world . . . and a few others. For years, Slim has been fighting cosmic forces bent on destroying Heaven, Hell, and Earth. This time, the battle is right here on the gritty streets of the City of Angels, where a very clever, very ballsy killer lies in wait.
Category: Fiction

A Killing Secret

Author : Robert E. Dunn
ISBN : 9781516106554
Genre : Fiction
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When a rising country star is found dead in the Missouri Ozarks, sheriff's detective Katrina “Hurricane” Williams must confront the possibility that the man she loves is involved... Called to investigate the theft of valuable timber, Katrina finds the dead body of young singer Sharon Rose lying in the snow, shot execution style. When Sheriff Billy Blevins arrives at the crime scene, his strong reaction to seeing the victim is as baffling as a pretty corpse surrounded by tree stumps ... Until Katrina learns that Billy was involved with Rose. The sheriff's refusal to confide in her, coupled with his erratic behavior, not only puts a strain on their already complicated relationship, it hobbles her homicide investigation. With Billy going rogue, Katrina can’t rely on anyone but herself. Secrets and suspects abound, even in the singer’s own family, and the key to the murder may lie in the lyrics of what is now her swan song ... Praise for Robert E. Dunn “This tale of deceit, corruption and betrayal from Dunn is long on violent action ... Fans of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns will find a lot to like.” —Publishers Weekly on Dead Man’s Badge "Brutal, vivid, and unforgettable ... a modern-day western morality tale in crime-novel wrapping with a blood-red bow. This one will haunt you." —Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Dead Man’s Badge “This is hardboiled fiction at its best. We’re talking Elmore Leonard territory. A fantastic read and I hope there’s more to come.” —Hunter Shea on A Living Grave
Category: Fiction

Intention And Causation In Medical Non Killing

Author : Glenys Williams
ISBN : 9781135428341
Genre : Law
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Analyzing the concepts of intention and causation in euthanasia, this timely new book explores a broad selection of disciplines, including criminal and medical law, medical ethics, philosophy and social policy and suggests an alternative solution to the one currently used by the courts, based on grading different categories of killing into a formalized justificatory defence. This text explores how culpability, blameworthiness and liability are ascribed and how ascertaining mens rea and actus reus are problematic in an end-of-life decision-making scenario. Williams criticizes the way the courts rely so exclusively on the criminal concepts of intention and causation in such medical scenarios and examines and raises awareness of the inadequate and inappropriate legal framework within in which judges have to operate. Topical and compelling, this significant contribution argues for a more open and honest approach which would, in turn, provide the certainty, consistency and equality required by the law. This is a quintessential read for all students studying medical and healthcare law and the legal aspects of health and medicine.
Category: Law

Killing Time And Other Stories

Author : Joel Townsley Rogers
ISBN : 9781605430010
Genre : Fiction
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From THE JURY BOX, Jon Breen's critical column in ELLERY QUEEN Mystery Magazine: *** Joel Townsley Rogers: Killing Time and Other Stories, with introduction and afterword by Alfred Jan, Ramble House, Six longish pulp stories, dating from 1934 to 1947, represent an undervalued writer. The title story about a disabled World War II veteran trying to break into mystery writing, offers affectionate parody and fair-play detection, while the magazine version of the classic The Red Right Hand captures its offbeat flavor only slightly less effectively than at full length. The outre plots often involve coincidence, though not to the fantastical extent of Harry Stephen Keeler, whose complete works are offered by Ramble House. (An indispensable companion is the earlier Rogers collection Night of Horror and Other Stories [Ramble House, including the much anthologized minor classic "The Murderer" and a Rogers bibliography compiled by son Tom Rogers, expanded by Francis M. Nevins.) And here's what four of America's favorite authors-about-town have to say about Ramble House's two Joel Townsley Rogers' collections, NIGHT OF HORROR and KILLING TIME- "Rogers was the real deal, author of a true masterpiece, The Red Right Hand, and a pulp man who could, and did, do it all. If you want the strong heady thrill of genuine pulp - and not the pale imitation that came later - latch on to both of these collections immediately." - Ed Gorman "Killing Time collects six pulp novellas by Joel Townsley Rogers, including the original version of the classic The Red Right Hand, along with a story about a pulp writer and a story with a character named Captain Sparrow, whom I like to think is a distant cousin to the famous Pirate of the Caribbean. Highly recommended!" - Bill Crider "The six tales gathered here are among Joel Townsley Rogers' most accomplished pulp magazine contributions of the 30s and 40s - cleverly plotted, highly atmospheric, suspenseful, and dripping with menace. The original magazine version of his classic crime novel, The Red Right Hand, and Alfred Jan's insightful analyses of Rogers' work, are the highlights. Killing Time is a must for every connoisseur of vintage crime fiction." - Bill Pronzini "Ramble House has specialized in bringing neglected (and sometimes alternative) geniuses back into print. First came the great Harry Stephen Keeler, then the so-clever Norman Berrow. More recently Ramble House has been sparking the rehabilitation of Joel Townsley Rogers, a versatile and prolific author who seemed to be totally forgotten save for one novel, The Red Right Hand. Killing Time is the second Ramble House collection of Rogers's shorter fiction, and every story in it, from the 1934 'Murder of the Dead Man' to the 1947 title story, hits with a wallop and a sting. Bravo! Bravissimo!" - Richard A. Lupoff
Category: Fiction

Parking Lot Picker S Songbook Bass Edition

Author : DIX BRUCE
ISBN : 9781610659734
Genre : Music
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A collection of over 200 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, and many more! Melodies are presented with a BASS LINE, lyrics and chords. the two CDs include recordings of EVERY song in the book!Also included: Valuable information on how to play bass plus step-by- step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key! We now have versions of the Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for every instrument in a typical bluegrass band - guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and bass - so every member, no matter what instrument they play, can work from the same collection of songs!
Category: Music

The Texas Criminal Reports

Author : Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals
ISBN : UOM:35112103885812
Genre : Criminal law
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Category: Criminal law

Killing Range

Author : Phil Campion
ISBN : 9780857384430
Genre : Fiction
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Steve Range believes his friend Randy is a corpse in a desert grave - until he reappears in an Al Qaeda video, spitting extremist hate and challenging Range and Blackstone Six to a desert battle that will settle a vicious blood feud. But Range's attention is drawn to a clue slipped in to Randy's tirade, and he begins to wonder whether his old comrade-in-arms really has been turned by his captors. All he knows for sure is that he owes a debt to the man he left for dead. Range leads a team from Blackstone Six on a high-stakes rescue mission, but he soon finds that his elite band of operators are facing a desperate fight like no other, one in which old loyalties and friendships will be tested to the limit and beyond.
Category: Fiction

Killing Her Softly

Author : Beverly Barton
ISBN : 9781420118704
Genre : Fiction
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When A Killer Doesn't Want To Get Caught. . . The woman has been waiting impatiently on her satin sheets. Her lover knows exactly how to satisfy her. But this time, he has something else planned. . .something that will really take her breath away. . . There's Only One Way To Eliminate His Victims. . . In the courtroom, defense lawyer Quinn Cortez has a reputation as a ruthless predator who always gets what he wants. In the bedroom, it's no different. Quinn is an accomplished seducer with a long list of conquests. But now, someone has brutally slaughtered one of them, and Quinn has no memory of the night he was found in her home. . . Softly. . . Annabelle Vanderley wants justice for her murdered cousin, and if Quinn Cortez swears he can find the true killer, she's willing to give him the benefit of a doubt. But then another body is discovered. . .and another. . .each victim an ex-lover of Quinn's. Now, consumed by dread, Annabelle wonders just how close she may be to a twisted psychopath for whom her pain would be the ultimate pleasure. . . Praise For The Novels Of Beverly Barton "Smart, sexy and scary as hell. Beverly Barton just keeps getting better and better." --Lisa Jackson on The Fifth Victim "Fast-paced, multi-faceted, and absolutely riveting." --Linda Howard on As Good as Dead
Category: Fiction

Transactions

Author : Illinois State Horticultural Society
ISBN : UCAL:B2963519
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A Caduceus Is For Killing

Author : Diana Kirk
ISBN : 9780759900271
Genre : Fiction
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When Dr. Andrea Pearson, an AIDS researcher, finds Dr. Milton Grafton mutilated and brutally murdered, she begins a descent into the bizarre that threatens her academic appointment and ultimately, her life. Homicide detective, Gary Krastowitcz, isn't prejudiced. He suspects everyone equally. The social implications of Grafton's murder lead the detective to a list of implausible suspects until he learns that things are not always what they seem. And so it begins...
Category: Fiction

Who Is Killing The Great Capes Of Heropa

Author : Andrez Bergen
ISBN : 9781782792345
Genre : Fiction
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Heropa: A vast, homogenized city patrolled by heroes and populated by adoring masses. A pulp fiction fortress of solitude for crime-fighting team the Equalizers, led by new recruit Southern Cross - a lifetime away from the rain-drenched, dystopic metropolis of Melbourne. Who, then, is killing the great Capes of Heropa? In this paired homage to detective noir from the 1940s and the '60s Marvel age of trail-blazing comic books, Andrez Bergen gloriously redefines the mild-mannered superhero novel.
Category: Fiction

Killing Time

Author : Elisa Paige
ISBN : 9781426892080
Genre : Fiction
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It wasn't that she feared death. She just despised losing. Genetically engineered warrior Sephti would go to any lengths to destroy the fae that made her their killing machine. Finally escaping servitude, she has meticulously planned revenge against her former masters, and time is running out. The last thing she needs is to be taken captive by a man who hates the fae as much as she does—and thinks she's one of them. Sephti learns her captor is Koda, an ancient Native American guardian determined to save his people from annihilation by the fae. Though he seems to loathe everything about Sephti, she can't help but notice his incredible strength and powerful sensual allure. As their distrust turns to desire, Sephti and Koda become allies. Their love will have to withstand their enemies' supernatural onslaught—and Sephti's planned suicide mission against the fae… 125,000 words
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The Ancient Prophecy

Author : Nandanie Phalgoo
ISBN : 9781469184104
Genre : Fiction
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ROSANA Im thirteen years old, and Ive struggled to live with my mother and my father for as long as I can remember in my poor hometown. I have a very strange birthmark on my forehead- one shaped like a claw-or more accurately, a dragons claw. One day it started to glow, and thats when my life turned to chaos. I was rushed to the town herbalist - where she was murdered right before me in the same house by a fiery-haired woman and a man in black. I barely escaped with my life intact - and was saved by a boy named Red and his shocking ally. Thrust into a mystical world of dragons, magic, and a mysterious seven thousand year old prophecy Im expected to fulfill, can I accept my fate?
Category: Fiction

Killing Cupid

Author : Laura Levine
ISBN : 9781617738647
Genre : Fiction
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"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud." --Joanne Fluke Love is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service. . . When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn--until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates. . . "A well-crafted plot." --Publishers Weekly "The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats." --RT Book Reviews "Levine's charming heroine is right on target." --Kirkus Reviews
Category: Fiction

Killing Calvinism

Author : Greg Dutcher
ISBN : 9781936760558
Genre : Religion
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"When a corrective like this comes from within a movement, it is a sign of health" -John Piper A resurgence of Calvinism is changing lives, transforming churches, and spreading the gospel. Will it continue? That can depend on how "insiders" live the message. Learn 8 ways we often fail at that. Let's not kill off a perfectly good theology.
Category: Religion

A Killing Winter

Author : Tom Callaghan
ISBN : 9781784290184
Genre : Fiction
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'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz THE KYRGYZ WINTER REMINDS US THAT THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD, SIMPLY WAITING TO AMBUSH US AROUND THE NEXT CORNER... When Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at the brutal murder scene of a young woman, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer on the hunt for more prey. But when the young woman's father turns out to be a leading government minister, the pressure is on Borubaev to solve the case not only quickly but also quietly, by any means possible. Until more bodies are found . . . Still in mourning after his wife's recent death, Borubaev descends into Bishkek's brutal underworld, a place where no-one and nothing is as it seems, where everyone is playing for the highest stakes, and where violence is the only solution. 'Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away' Peter Robinson, No.1 bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground
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