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A Murder Too Soon

Author : Michael Jecks
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Jack Blackjack is ordered to eliminate a spy in Princess Elizabeth’s household in this engaging Tudor mystery. June, 1554. Former cutpurse and now professional assassin Jack Blackjack has deep misgivings about his latest assignment. He has been despatched to the Palace of Woodstock, where Queen Mary’s half-sister Princess Elizabeth is being kept under close guard. Jack’s employer has reason to believe that a spy has been installed within the princess’s household, and Jack has been ordered to kill her. Jack has no choice but to agree. But he arrives at Woodstock to discover that a murder has already been committed. As he sets out to prove his innocence by uncovering the real killer, Jack finds the palace to be a place steeped in misery and deceit; a hotbed of illicit love affairs, seething resentments, clashing egos and bitter jealousies. But who among Woodstock’s residents is hiding a deadly secret – and will Jack survive long enough to find out?

Taken Too Soon

Author : Edith Maxwell
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A new book in the Agatha Award-winning series by Edith Maxwell! Quaker midwife Rose Carroll must turn her investigative skills on her own family when a young woman’s murder stuns a New England community . . . Following a long betrothal, midwife Rose Carroll and her beloved David are finally celebrating their marriage with friends and relatives, when a most disturbing telegram interrupts the festivities: the young ward of Rose’s aunt has suffered a mysterious death, and Rose’s help is needed urgently on Cape Cod. Reluctantly agreeing to mix her honeymoon plans with murder, Rose embarks on an investigation that will expose family secrets and a community’s bigotry. As Rose does her best to comfort her aunt in her loss and also learn as much as possible about the poor young victim’s death, she discovers that each new clue points to a confounding list of suspects: a close friend of the victim who may have harbored secret resentments, an estranged brother of David’s with an unsavory reputation, and the son of a Native American midwife who supposedly led the young woman astray. And as Rose grows closer to identifying the perpetrator, the solution will rattle her assumptions about her own family and faith . . . Praise for the Quaker Midwife Mysteries: “Through Quaker Rose Carroll’s resourceful sleuthing—and her midwifery—we are immediately immersed in the fascinating peculiarities, tensions and secrets of small-town life in late-19th-century Amesbury.” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries “Edith Maxwell’s latest Quaker midwife mystery teems with authentic period detail that fascinates as it transports the reader back to a not-so-simple time. A complex, subtle, and finely told tale, Judge Thee Not ’s sensitive portraits and vivid descriptions, along with Rose Carroll’s humanity, intelligence, and—yes—snooping, make this a sparkling addition to a wonderful series. A sublimely delightful read.” —James W. Ziskin, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries “The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series . . .” —Catriona McPherson, Agatha-, Anthony- and Macavity-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series “Not only is it a well-plotted, intelligent mystery, it also shines light on how women were treated—and, in many cases, mistreated—by people they trusted for help in desperate situations. Highly recommended.” —Suspense Magazine “Clever and stimulating novel . . . masterfully weaves a complex mystery.” —Open Book Society “Riveting historical mystery . . . [a] fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life.” —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter “Elegant and well-crafted, rich in period detail, Edith Maxwell’s latest foray is a stunner!” —Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Mysteries, on Judge Thee Not

Too Much Too Soon The Makeup Breakup of The New York Dolls

Author : Nina Antonia
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The Dolls, peddling trans-gender posturing and incendiary rock 'n' roll, were dumped by the record business after making just two albums. But their influence lived on when Malcolm McLaren injected the last of The Dolls' life blood into the Sex Pistols and changed pop forever. From punk to grunge, practically every new sensation in contemporary rock has been a delayed reaction to The New York Dolls.Too Much Too Soon celebrates all the glorious sleaze and excess of the Dolls' brief auto-destruct career through interviews with the survivors, including band members, managers, roadies, groupies and hangers-on. The result is the ultimate saga of unrepentant rock 'n' roll and debauchery.This updated edition includes details of the band's reunion for Morrissey's Meltdown event in 2004, as well as the tragic death of Arthur Cane shortly afterwards.

It Was Too Soon Before

Author : Dirk Vanden
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It Was Too Soon Before... is the autobiography of Richard Fullmer who wrote under the penname Dirk Vanden. He was a serious novelist in the early days of the development of the gay literary genre. His first books were published-augmented with sex scenes inserted by the publisher-as porn pulps. This autobiography tells the story of his life from his upbringing as a devout Mormon to his discovery of sexual realities, to his move to the gay meccas of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 1960s and discovery of the thriving gay counterculture with all its sexual and psychedelic dimensions, through the death by AIDS of his longtime partner, to retirement and obscurity, to a "rebirth" as his books have been rediscovered by modern gay literary scholars. The book features an introduction by gay spirituality expert Toby Johnson and includes "The Wit & Wisdom of Gabriel Horny," a collection of humor and wisdom in short aphorisms that express the spiritual wisdom Fullmer has garnered through his 78 years.

On Murder Mourning and Melancholia

Author : Sigmund Freud
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These works were written against a background of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our 'primitive' past and 'civilized' modernity. In Totem and Taboo he explores institutions of tribal life, tracing analogies between the rites of hunter-gatherers and the obsessions of urban-dwellers, while Mourning and Melancholia sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide. And Freud's extraordinary letter to Einstein, Why War? - rejecting what he saw as the physicist's naïve pacifism - sums up his unsparing view of history in a few profoundly pessimistic, yet grimly persuasive pages.

A Missed Murder

Author : Michael Jecks
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When Jack Blackjack disobeys the orders of his spymaster, he enters dangerous waters in this lively Tudor mystery. London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain – and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided between those loyal to Catholic Mary and those who support her half-sister, Lady Elizabeth. Former cutpurse turned paid assassin Jack Blackjack has more immediate matters to worry about. Having been ordered to kill a man, he determines to save him instead. But Jack defies his spymaster at his peril ... and even the best-laid plans can sometimes go awry. When it appears that Jack has killed the wrong man, he reluctantly finds himself drawn into affairs of state, making new enemies wherever he turns. Can he survive long enough to put matters right? This engaging Tudor mystery will appeal to fans of S J PARRIS and RORY CLEMENTS.

The Essential Mystery Lists

Author : Roger M Sobin
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For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

Paws For Murder

Author : Annie Knox
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Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. But at the store’s opening, it turns out it’s a human who’s dressed to kill… Izzy’s own beloved pets are dressed to the nines for the grand opening of Trendy Tails. Feisty feline Jinx is large and in charge, and happy mutt Packer is lapping up the attention. Izzy and her best friend Rena have their hands full meeting Merryville’s menagerie and serving tasty pupcakes and kitty canapes from their “barkery.” The last thing they need is the town’s local activist, Sherry Harper, scaring off customers and getting tongues wagging by picketing the event. The two manage to stop Sherry’s protest in its tracks, but the trouble for Trendy Tails is just beginning. Sherry is found murdered in back of the shop, and Rena is immediately named as the lead suspect. Now Izzy and her furry friends have a new pet project—collaring a killer. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

Violence in Early Modern Europe 1500 1800

Author : Julius R. Ruff
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A survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution.

Murder of an Uncommon Man

Author : A.M. Kirsch
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An unexpected call from Riverton, Manitoba in 2007 forced Janet Berg to confront the life and death of her father, Daniel. He was found shot dead in a field with a shotgun and the forty-year-old scientist needed to explain why. From her home in Seattle, half a continent away, she sifted through musty boxes and her own memories to piece together what happened to Daniel over his last twelve years of estrangement. Poring over scribbled notes and emails, police reports, and her father’s well-worn Bible, she uncovered a life that ended in one of two ways. The key to solving his murder lay in two crime scenes with the same suspects and victim. As she put the last pieces of the puzzle into place, a call from Riverton confirmed her suspicions: the killer had taken her next victim and a second family was helpless to stop her. Janet’s memoir chronicles the life and death of her father, from his youth in 1950s Saskatchewan to unravelling the mystery of his death ten years afterwards.

Manipulation Money and Murder

Author : Sheryl Jordan
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Xavier Hudson begins his life of crime at an early age. When he is still a child, his mother teaches him to steal, while his father gambles away every penny they had. As he grows up in the small town of Marion, Indiana in the 1960s, Xavier becomes a cold-blooded criminal, filled with rage, arrogance, and greed. Every action—even those that might seem good—carries the ulterior motive of evil intent. His boundless greed for money leads first to store and bank robberies—and then to murder. Eventually, a sheriff runs him out of the state, and Xavier finds safe haven in Minneapolis. His lesson has yet to be learned, though, as he continues his life of crime and abuse in his new city. Shannon Wilson is a sweet, naïve young woman who grew up in the same town as Xavier. Their paths surprisingly cross in Minneapolis, when she moves there to raise her two children as a single mother. When they meet, both of their lives are irrevocably changed, but Shannon may not be able to settle Xavier down. Instead, they might both end up with bloody hands.

Murder Casts a Shadow

Author : Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
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New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. Honolulu in the 1930s is a unique (and volatile) mix of the provincial and the urban, East and West, islander and mainlander. Mina and Ned, both of Polynesian descent, confront the complexities and contradictions of Island life as their investigation takes them into the heart of Honolulu society and close-knit local families, whose intricate histories and relationships will have a direct impact on future lives and events. A lively cast of characters aids Mina and Ned in their search for answers: Cecily Chang, an antiques and explosives expert, steers them through Chinatown’s back alleys; Hinano Kahana, a hula chanter and dancer, brings Ned closer to solving an ancient riddle; Mina’s grandmother, Hannah, helps them unlock a secret from the past. Prewar Honolulu comes to life in this thoroughly entertaining mystery that evokes a colorful bygone era. The Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia series continues with Murder Leaves Its Mark, available September 2011.

Murder in Honolulu

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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MURDER IN HONOLULU is an island mystery novel set in Hawaii. Skye Delaney is a private investigator, security consultant, and ex-cop who lives in Waikiki. When her ex-husband and former prosecutor turned businessman, Carter Delaney, asks her to find out if his new wife Darlene is having an affair, Skye reluctantly agrees to take the case. Little does she know that it will turn out to be far more than infidelity. Skye confirms that Darlene is not only having an affair but also doing drugs. But before Skye can tell this to Carter, she finds him dead in her Jacuzzi bathtub with an apparent suicide note stuffed in his mouth. Did he really take his own life with so much to live for? Or was Carter murdered? The one thing she knows for sure is that her German Shepherd Ollie bit an intruder who happened to have AB negative blood. As did Carter. Coincidence? Skye’s current love interest is Ridge Larsen, a homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, who also happens to be assigned to this case once it becomes official that Carter Delaney was murdered. As Skye continues to delve deeper and deeper into the investigation of Carter’s death, it becomes apparent to her that her ex had many secrets and just as many enemies, making him a marked man. These included working for the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney as a consultant on a case involving a crime syndicate, being a gambling addict, and being in debt to a loan shark. While the bodies continue to pile up, Skye puts her neck on the line to find out the truth and nail a ruthless killer who has targeted her for death; even as she tries to maintain her professional objectivity and balance it with her private and romantic life.

Cause for Murder

Author : Betty Sullivan Lapierre
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When it's discovered Burke Parker might have been poisoned, the suspicion of guilt falls on his wife Lilly, daughter, Maryann and Maduk, the Indian who is Maryann's biological father. Sam and Richard face danger when they become privy to data collected by Hawkman, along with information they've discovered while fixing up the Parker house. Hawkman follows clues he's received and finds the investigation leading him in all directions as he deals with an Indian man who's killed once before, and an abused daughter and wife, who all have excellent motives for murder.

Honeymoon For Murder

Author : Tim Myers
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Brand New from New York Times Bestselling Author Tim Myers! Honeymoon For Murder, Book 8 in the Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series! Alex and Elise go away to Bear Creek Lodge for their honeymoon, but instead of a relaxing time, they quickly discover that someone died in the room next to them recently. Was it suicide, as the police suspect, or murder, as the newlyweds begin to believe? Their investigation covers the guests at the lodge as well as a new array of eclectic townsfolk, and they soon discover that there is a great deal more going on at Bear Creek than they ever would have suspected. For more information about this and other books, please visit

Family Herald

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Mapping the Trail of a Serial Killer

Author : Brenda Lewis
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The idea of the wandering murderer, leaving a trail of mutilated bodies in his wake, has long fascinated followers of true crime. By charting the geography of the killer's actions, Mapping the Trail of a Serial Killer takes an innovative approach to exploring the killing sprees of more than 40 mass murderers from the early 20th century right up to the present day. With specially commissioned maps pinpointing each killer's actions, Mapping the Trail of a Serial Killer reveals patterns of behavior and enables the reader to understand some of the thinking of the minds of men like Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, and Andrei Chikatilo.

Mayhem Miss Demeeners and Murder

Author : D. Duff Gray
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Favorite Writers: Stephen King- Alfred Hitchcock- Earnest Hemmingway This author was born in Menomonie, WI. June 15th, 1949. Through the years he accomplished many successes, including Management in the Photo Business in three different States. Supervisory experience as a Quality Control Officer with Weber-Stephens Grill in Manitowoc, WI. & 3rd shift Supervising 8-employees, transferring anti-refection coating eye-wear with Hydro-Electro processing, Pentax Corp located in Hopkins MN. A sideline in the workforce he has 45 years of Custodial/Maint. Retiring in 2011 @ 62 he studied on-line for an Associated-Science Criminal Justice Degree. He maintained a 4.0 GPA, 100% in all his chapter quizzes, on the Presidents List, he placed 3rd out of 23 students for a 500-word essay on Plea Bargains in the Courts. His instructor advised him to continue writing, as of today this writer has published a true story of his life & a book of 23 poems. He resides in Santa Fe, NM after traveling/living 7 States. Continuing to write fiction stories, this 20-story book is the first of its kind, also has written 3- fiction manuscripts to be published. One of his finest experiences as a vocalist, an accomplished actor on stage & in film. His experience as a Singer, Actor, 3-years. in radio, success in the working field, have made his life complete. His daughter is following in her parents’ footsteps, living Chicago, a vocalist & actor, she is an Associate Member in a theater located in the city. She is currently writing stage plays.

The Power of Love and Murder

Author : Brenda Whiteside
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For thirteen years, Penny Sparks has managed to hide from the political powers who murdered her family. When she unwittingly exposes her true identity, not only is she marked for death, but the people closest to her risk meeting the same fate. Jake Winters is out of rehab and coming to grips with his demons. When he meets his sister's roommate, Jake believes Penny might be that someone who can help him find life after rock star status…until her secrets blow up his world. With a government agent turned hit man closing in on her, Penny and Jake race to expose the presidential contender behind the murders of her family. Even if they win the race with death, the murder that stands between them could end their hope for a new life.

BRITISH MURDER MYSTERIES The Greatest Thrillers of Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Author : Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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M. E. Braddon is best known for her mysteries and sensation novels full of violence, schemes, murders, frauds and many unpredictable plot twists. This meticulously edited mystery collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd Henry Dunbar Run to Earth The Cloven Foot Wyllard's Weird His Darling Sin