Alibi

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Author: Kristin Butcher

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459807693

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which gives Christine the opportunity to meet local characters and visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the crimes. When the pickpocket targets Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.

Alibi Jones

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Author: Mike Luoma

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557122155

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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ALIBI JONES is searching for a kidnapped friend with the help of the mysterious alien Dakhur named Kit, and the man known as Piccolo. Little does Alibi know that following the trail of alien kidnappers will lead him to discover that dangers thought long-dead are still very much alive!A Stand Alone Science Fiction Adventure in the year 2135... That also ties back into the VATICAN ASSASSIN TRILOGY! Set twenty-three years after the trilogy's events, Alibi Jones, a mediator for the Solar Alliance, is also the son of Bernard Campion, aka "BC" - The Vatican Assassin! New readers can dive right in, while fans of the trilogy will run into some old friends.

Alibi

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Author: Sydney Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101105115

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Jessica Nagoshi is in her third year of economics at Deane University. The beautiful and intelligent coed is being groomed, along with her brother, to take control of her father’s multimillion-dollar empire. But her promising future is cut down when she’s brutally murdered in the greenhouse of her father’s vast estate. David Cavanaugh, Boston’s most sought after defense attorney, is unwittingly forced into this high-society murder case when his young protégé James Matheson, a final-year law student at Deane, is accused of the crime. But David soon realizes that the odds are already against him. Unspoken conspiracies, corporate secrets, and betrayals lead David down a road where every ally is an enemy in disguise—and into a world where privilege means anyone can get away with murder.

Alibi

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Author: Joseph Kanon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405530510

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The year is 1946. A stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and forget the horrors he witnessed as a US Army war crimes investigator in Germany. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront a Venice haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Beneath the dream-like façade he discovers a city in which everyone was compromised by occupation, not least Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who is both his mother's new suitor and the man responsible for much of Claudia's suffering. When the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the centre of a torturous web in which the most valuable thing is not a stone-cold alibi, but the truth itself. The truth will out in this fantastic mystery from the author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German.

Northanger Alibi

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Author: Jenni James

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

ISBN: 0983829314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 253

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A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey finds Claire enjoying her first summer adventure away from home, where she tries to prove that the attractive Tony Russo is actually a vampire.

The Art of Alibi

English Law Courts and the Novel

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Author: Jonathan H. Grossman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801877873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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In The Art of Alibi, Jonathan Grossman reconstructs the relation of the novel to nineteenth-century law courts. During the Romantic era, courthouses and trial scenes frequently found their way into the plots of English novels. As Grossman states, "by the Victorian period, these scenes represented a powerful intersection of narrative form with a complementary and competing structure for storytelling." He argues that the courts, newly fashioned as a site in which to orchestrate voices and reconstruct stories, arose as a cultural presence influencing the shape of the English novel. Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin's Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s. -- John Sutherland, University College London

Without Alibi

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Author: Jacques Derrida,Peggy Kamuf

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804744119

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This book brings together for the first time five recent essays by Jacques Derrida, which advance his reflections on many issues: lying, perjury, forgiveness, confession, the profession of faith, and, most recently, cruelty, sovereignty, and capital punishment. Strongly linked by their attention to "performatives" and the "as if," the essays show the necessity of thinking beyond the category of acts that are possible for a subject. Derrida argues forcefully that thought must engage with the im-possible, that is, the order of the unforeseeable event, the absolute future still to come. This acute awareness of the limits of performative programs informs the essays throughout and attunes them closely to events of a world undergoing "globalization." The first essay, "History of the Lie," reviews some classic and modern definitions of the lie (Augustine, Rousseau, Kant, Koyré, Arendt), while renewing questions about what is called lying, as distinguished from other forms of nontruth. This inventive analysis is followed by "Typewriter Ribbon," which examines at length the famous lie recounted by Rousseau in his Confessions, when he perjured himself by accusing another of his own crime. Paul de Man's reading of this textual event is at the center of Derrida's patient, at times seriously funny analyses. "Le parjure, Perhaps" engages with a remarkable novel by Henri Thomas that fictionalizes the charge of perjury brought against Paul de Man in the 1950s. Derrida's extraordinary fineness as a reader and thinker of fiction here treats, to profound effect, the "fatal experience of perjury." The two final essays, "The University Without Condition" and "Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul," address the institutions of the university and of psychoanalysis as sites from which to resist and deconstruct the nontruth or phantasm of sovereignty. For the university, the principle of truth remains at the core of its resistance; for psychoanalysis, there is the obligation to remain true to what may be, Derrida suggests, its specific insight: into psychic cruelty. Resistance to the sovereign cruelty of the death penalty is just one of the stakes indicated by the last essay, which is the text of a keynote address to the "States General of Psychoanalysis" held in Paris, July 2000. Especially for this volume, Derrida has written "Provocation: Forewords," which reflects on the title Without Alibi while taking up questions about relations between deconstruction and America. This essay-foreword also responds to the event of this book, which Peggy Kamuf in her introduction presents as event of resistance. Without Alibi joins two other books by Derrida that Kamuf has translated for Stanford University Press: Points . . .: Interviews, 1974-1994 (1994) and Resistances of Psychoanalysis (1998).

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur

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Author: Mike Luoma

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300203315

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Mediator for the Solar Alliance Alibi Jones searches for a stolen Dakhur artifact, a golden tiara with a blood red gem - The Sunrise of Hur - a cultural treasure, property and pride of the Dakhur race. But Alibi isn't supposed to land on the planet he most wants to investigate - Kismet, home of the crime lord Rene Laveillur, who's claimed Alibi's on-and-off girlfriend Katerina Ramsey as his own property. Alibi's been warned - if he lands on Kismet, he's a dead man!

Alberta Alibi

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Author: Dayle Gaetz

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694353

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Sheila, Rusty and Katie are on the road again. Fresh from their adventures in Barkerville, the trio is now in southern Alberta. Sheila has been anxiously anticipating her reunion with her father and is worried about how they will get along. Her fears are confirmed when they arrive at the Triple W Ranch and he is not there to greet them. When the police arrive, Sheila finds that her father is in big trouble. Developers want to take over his land to build new housing and a golf course and when the night watchman at the development is shot, all the evidence points to Sheila's father. Sheila tries to help out, but the clues she finds only make things worse. Is Sheila's dad guilty? She doesn't think so and with help from the others sets out to prove it.