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The Girl With The Crooked Nose

Author : Ted Botha
ISBN : 9781101554128
Genre : True Crime
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In The Girl with the Crooked Nose, Ted Botha tells the absorbing story of Frank Bender, a gifted, self-taught artist who can bring back the dead and the vanished through a unique, macabre sculpting talent. Bender has been the key to solving at least nine murders and tracking down numerous criminals. Then he is called upon to tackle the most challenging and bizarre case of his career. Someone is killing the young women of Juarez. Since 1993, the decomposing bodies of as many as four hundred victims, known as feminicidios, have been found in the desert surrounding this gritty Mexican border town. In 2003, prodded by local political pressure and international attention, the Mexican authorities turn to the United States to help solve these horrific crimes. The man they turn to is Bender. Through breathtakingly realistic sculptures, Bender reconstructs the faces of unknown murder victims or fugitives whose appearances are certain to have changed over years on the run. The busts are based in part on the painstaking application of forensic science to fleshless human skulls and in part on deep intuition, an uncanny ability to discern not only a missing face but also the personality behind it. Arriving in Mexico, Bender works in secrecy, in a culture of corruption and casual violence where the line between criminals and law enforcement is blurry, braving anonymous threats and sinister coincidences to give eight skulls back their faces and, hopefully, their histories. Drawn to one skull in particular–"The Girl With the Crooked Nose"–Bender gradually comes to suspect that perhaps he is not meant to succeed, and that the true solution to the mystery of the feminicidios is far more terrible than anyone has dared to imagine. Ted Botha brilliantly weaves Bender’s story–the cases he has solved, the intricacies of his art, the colorful characters he encounters, and the personal cost of his strange obsession–with the chilling story of the Juarez investigation. With a conclusion as shocking as its story is gripping, The Girl with the Crooked Nose will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. “…[a] crackling account of a quirky, maverick forensics artist, Frank Bender, and his largely successful efforts in facial reconstruction of murder victims…. extraordinary is Botha's writing, with his unerring depiction of Bender's painstaking work and the eventual unraveling of the brutal crimes it solves…. the tales in this book accurately capture the dark motives and complexities of senseless murder, and even the most savvy true-crime reader will not be able to resist the author's insightful storytelling."--Publishers Weekly
Category: True Crime

The Revolt Of The Oyster

Author : Don Marquis
ISBN : EAN:4057664574374
Genre : Fiction
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"The Revolt of the Oyster" by Don Marquis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: Fiction

Big Book Of Best Short Stories Volume 6

Author : Kathleen Norris
ISBN : 9783968581477
Genre : Fiction
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This book contains70 short storiesfrom 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the criticAugust Nemo, in a collection that will please theliterature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Kathleen Norris:Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby What Happened to Alanna Austin's Girl S is for Shiftless Susanna Making Allowances for Mamma Dr. Bates and Miss Sally Rising Water - Charles W. Chesnutt:The Wife of His Youth The Passing of Grandison Her Virginia Mammy The Bouquet The Sheriffs' Children The Web of Circunstance - Don Marquis:The Old Soak The Revolt of the Oyster The Professor's Awakening The Saddest Man Behind the Curtain Kale Too American - Emma Orczy:The Red Carnation The Traitor Number 187 The Trappist's Vow Juliette, a Tale of Terror The Revenge of Ur-Tasen The Glasgow Mistery - Zona Gale:Friday Sucess and Artie Cherry The Dance The Way thw World Is White Bread Human Exit Charity - Anthony Trollope:The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box The Mistletoe Bough The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne Returning Home An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids The Courtship of Susan Bell The Relics of General Chasse - Ellis Parker Butler:Pigs is Pigs The Hard-boiled Egg Philo Gubb's Greatest Case Solander's Radio Tomb The Thin Santa Claus Dey Ain't No Ghosts The Man Who Did Not Go to Heaven on Tuesday - Mary Shelley:The Invisible Girl The Brother and Sister The Dream Transformation The Mortal Immortal The Mourner The Swiss Peasant - Hector Hugh Munro:The Lumber Room The Open Window Sredni Vashtar Gabriel-Ernest Tobermory The Unrest-Cure Laura - D.H. Lawrence:The Rocking-Horse Winner Tickets, Please! The Odour of Chrysanthemums The Horse Dealer's Daughter Second Best The Shades of Spring The Fox
Category: Fiction

Best Short Stories Omnibus Volume 2

Author : D. H. Lawrence
ISBN : 9788577775606
Genre : Fiction
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This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - Mary Shelley - D. H. Lawrence - Ellis Parker Butler - Anthony Trollope - Zona Gale - Emma Orczy - Don Marquis - Charles W. Chesnutt - Kathleen Norris - Stanley G. Weinbaum - Honoré de Balzac - M. R. James - Banjo Paterson - Bret Harte - Henry Lawson - W. W. Jacobs - Charlotte M. Yonge - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - L. Frank Baum - O. Henry - William Dean Howells - T. S. Arthur - Sherwood Anderson - Robert Barr - Lafcadio Hearn - Giovanni Verga - Hamlin Garland - Émile Zola - Stewart Edward White - Sarah Orne Jewett - Willa Cather - George Ade - Robert W. Chambers - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Ruth McEnery Stuart - Lord Dunsany - George Gissing - Théophile Gautier - Paul Heyse - Selma Lagerlöf - Thomas Burke - Edith Nesbit - Arthur Morrison - Stacy Aumonier - John Galsworthy - E. W. Hornung - Ernest Bramah
Category: Fiction

Best Short Stories Omnibus Volume 2

Author : August Nemo
ISBN : 9783968587172
Genre : Drama
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This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - Mary Shelley - D. H. Lawrence - Ellis Parker Butler - Anthony Trollope - Zona Gale - Emma Orczy - Don Marquis - Charles W. Chesnutt - Kathleen Norris - Stanley G. Weinbaum - Honoré de Balzac - M. R. James - Banjo Paterson - Bret Harte - Henry Lawson - W. W. Jacobs - Charlotte M. Yonge - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - L. Frank Baum - O. Henry - William Dean Howells - T. S. Arthur - Sherwood Anderson - Robert Barr - Lafcadio Hearn - Giovanni Verga - Hamlin Garland - Émile Zola - Stewart Edward White - Sarah Orne Jewett - Willa Cather - George Ade - Robert W. Chambers - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Ruth McEnery Stuart - Lord Dunsany - George Gissing - Théophile Gautier - Paul Heyse - Selma Lagerlöf - Thomas Burke - Edith Nesbit - Arthur Morrison - Stacy Aumonier - John Galsworthy - E. W. Hornung - Ernest Bramah
Category: Drama

The White List

Author : Nina D'Aleo
ISBN : 9781760081218
Genre : Fiction
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Chapter 11 is watching you. Silver is an intelligence operative working for an agency that doesn't officially exist—beyond any government and above the law. Chapter 11 is the kind of place a person can join but never leave. And it keeps a third of the world's population under constant surveillance. At work. On the street. In their homes. Why? Because of Shaman syndrome. One in three people are born with Shaman syndrome, which endows them with abilities they cannot control and do not even know they have. It is Chapter 11's responsibility to cap and surveil these walts—as they are known—to ensure their talents don't turn ugly for the ordinary people around them. After Silver's partner, Dark, is seriously injured by a walt, Silver is driven to investigate. What starts as a routine investigation isn't as clear-cut as it seems, especially when she discovers there's a price on her head. Chapter 11 might be watching the world, but it can't see the division in its own ranks. Someone wants the white list—the list of every known walt that Chapter 11 has capped—but for what purpose? Silver needs to find out the secret behind Shaman syndrome, before it's too late.
Category: Fiction

Divine

Author : East Bridge
ISBN : 9781618973399
Genre : Fiction
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"This is a story of maiden and warrior, of magic and demons, of dragon and gods, but above all else, this is a love story." Publisher's website:
Category: Fiction

The River Girl

Author : Tania Crosse
ISBN : 9780330541879
Genre : Fiction
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Brought up on her uncle's lowly tenant farm among the mixed farming and mining community of the wild Tavy Valley on Dartmoor, young Elizabeth Thornton yearns to train in medicine. But for a woman in mid-Victorian England, her ambitions will be impossible to fulfil. Besides, her uncle has other plans for her. Even when she appears to have escaped his clutches, a vengeful obsession from another source brings the past back to haunt her. Even the man she comes to love holds a dark, terrible secret, and in a heart-stopping drama, each of them is forced to confront a personal terror. 'Passionate Victorian saga of love, deceit and intrigue . . . Tania's story is one to inspire' Western Morning News 'As well as being a thumping good read for a wet afternoon, this romantic novel feels like a living history' Dorset Echo 'This is an emotional and lively saga. Not just an absorbing read, but also an insight into what life was like in a bustling Victorian port' South Wales Argos 'Fans of historical dramas in the classic style will love this powerful novel' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Category: Fiction

Running The Rift

Author : Naomi Benaron
ISBN : 9781616201876
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction: An “audacious and compelling” novel of one man trying to outrun the horrors of the Rwandan genocide (The Washington Post). A Kansas City Star, Seattle Times, and BookBrowse Best of the Year Pick Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that—through the eyes of one unforgettable boy—explores a country’s unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together. “A profound display of imagination and empathy. Benaron writes like Jean Patrick runs, with the heart of a lion.” —The Dallas Morning News “A novel full of unspeakable strife but also joy, humor, and love.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “This is truly fearless writing: ambitious, beautiful, unapologetically passionate.” —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times–bestselling author “A culturally rich and unflinching story of resilience and resistance.” —Chicago Tribune “Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Category: Fiction

Once A Good Girl

Author : Wendy S. Marcus
ISBN : 9781459221369
Genre : Fiction
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Prim Victoria Forley's perfect life changed forever the night she slept with Kyle Karlinsky, baddest boy in town. These days, single mom and über-perfectionist nurse Victoria has goals that nothing, not even Kyle's shocking reappearance, can derail. But behind Victoria's oh-so-frosty exterior is a heat that only Kyle can unleash.... Maybe it's the right time to be with the wrong guy after all?
Category: Fiction

Warner Law

Author : JL ‘Doc’ Pendland
ISBN : 9781477123300
Genre : Fiction
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J.L. Doc Pendland was born in Northern Oklahoma, just a short 36 years after the former Indian Territory gained statehood. After graduating high school (nowhere near the honor roll) his work took him to North Texas, where he still lives with Carolyn, his wife of 49 years. Fifteen years after retirement, he began writing The Wagons of Perro Loco and other short stories. Much of the humor in his stories is readily supplied by friends and relatives, telling tales of their ancestors experiences, which he likes to enhance and incorporate. Doc is currently working on a sequel to Warner Law.
Category: Fiction

Temple Grove

Author : Scott Elliott
ISBN : 9780295804712
Genre : Fiction
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Deep in the heart of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula lies Temple Grove, one of the last stands of ancient Douglas fir not protected from logging. Bill Newton, a gyppo logger desperate for work and a place to hide, has come to Temple Grove for the money to be made from the timber. There to stop him is Paul, a young Makah environmentalist who will break the law to save the trees. A dangerous chase into the wilds of Olympic National Park ensues, revealing a long-hidden secret that inextricably links the two men. Temple Grove is a gripping tale of suspense and a multilayered novel of place that captures in taut, luminous prose the traditions that tie people to a powerful landscape and the conflicts that run deep among them. Reading guide: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/books/TEMPLE_GROVE_reading_guide.pdf
Category: Fiction

Riley Park

Author : Diane Tullson
ISBN : 9781554697014
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Seventeen-year-old Corbin plays hockey and is known as a scrapper on and off the ice. Fighting makes him feel strong. Corbin's friend, Darius, is socially adept and popular, and Darius's reckless risk-taking makes Corbin feel alive. With Rubee, a girl both boys like, Darius crosses a line, and after a party at Riley Park, Darius and Corbin are attacked. Darius is killed; Corbin is seriously injured. Corbin fights his clouded memory—he can't identify the assailants. He fights his weakened body—he can no longer play hockey. He fights the loss of his friend. But when he gives up the fight, he finds strength in acceptance.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Girl From Hard Times Hill

Author : Emma Barnes
ISBN : 9781472904454
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Megan's father finally returns from Occupied Germany in the years following World War II, she should be pleased – shouldn't she? But she hardly knows her father, and his arrival means moving out of Nana's house into the city. Megan hates the changes to her life, yet when she has the opportunity to be the first member of her working-class family to go to Grammar School, it is her dad who is behind her all the way. Can Megan adapt to her new life, and take advantage of a changing Britain?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Crooked Maid

Author : Dan Vyleta
ISBN : 9781408832851
Genre : Fiction
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The Second World War is over – and yet it lives on. As the initial phase of denazification draws to a close, people across Vienna begin to rebuild their lives amidst the rubble. Anna Beer returns to the city she fled years earlier upon discovering her husband's infidelity. She has come back to find him and, perhaps, to forgive him. Travelling on the same train is eighteen-year-old Robert Seidel, a schoolboy summoned home to his stepfather's sickbed and the secrets of his family's past. As Anna and Robert navigate an unrecognizable city, beneath the bombed-out ruins a ghost of a man, wrapped in a red scarf, battles demons from his past and hides from a future that is deeply uncertain for all.
Category: Fiction

Wolf Mountain Moon

Author : Terry C. Johnston
ISBN : 0307756386
Genre : Fiction
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“Terry Johnston is an authentic American treasure.”—Loren D. Estleman, author of Edsel As swirling snows fall from a leaden sky and a deadly winter approaches, two bitter enemies meet in a season of savage vengeance. Scout Seasmus Donegan—wondering whether he will ever return to Fort Laramie and the warm embrace of his wife and newborn son—is now under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles, who pushes his war-weary troops up the Tongue River into butte country. There, amid the rugged, snow-covered bluffs awaits Crazy Horse with a fighting force of Lakota braves one thousand strong. Gathering in the high, cold canyons, these courageous warriors prepare to engage Colonel Miles and the Fifth U.S. Infantry . . . one last chance for the proud Lakota to shape their own destiny, the last battle Crazy Horse will ever fight against the white man’s army.
Category: Fiction