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Fortune Favors the Dead

Author : Stephen Spotswood
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"A detective novel set in 1945, about two female private investigators trying to solve the locked-room murder of a society widow"--

Fortune Favours the Dead

Author : Stephen Spotswood
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The 'razor-sharp' first book in the charming, fast-paced Pentecost and Parker mystery series. Book Two, Murder Under Her Skin, coming December 2021! Meet your new favourite duo, audacious and iconic, and perfect for fans of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Agatha Christie and M. C. Beaton. It's 1945 and Lillian Pentecost is the most successful private detective in New York City, but she needs help. Enter Willowjean Parker, a circus runaway - and the perfect assistant. Quick-witted and street-smart, she's a jack-of-all-trades with a unique skill-set. She can pick locks blindfolded, wrestle men twice her size, and throw knives with deadly precision - all of which come in handy working for Ms P. When wealthy young widow Abigail Collins is murdered Pentecost and Parker are hired by the family to track down the culprit. On Halloween night, there was a costume party at the Collins' mansion, where a fortune teller performed a séance which greatly disturbed Abigail. Several hours later her body was discovered bludgeoned to death in her late husband's office. Problem is, the door to the office was locked from the inside. There was no-one else in the room, and the murder weapon was beside the victim; the fortune teller's crystal ball. It looks like an impossible crime, but Pentecost and Parker know there is no such thing... A 2020 Radio 2 Book Club pick. Praise for Fortune Favours the Dead: 'Razor-sharp, tons of flair and a snappy sense of humour' Tana French 'Bullets, blood, bodies, and belly-laughs: all the ingredients of a classic mystery novel. Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of 'em!' Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series 'Fortune Favours the Dead takes gritty 40s noir, shakes it up, gives it a charming twist, and serves it up with unforgettable style. My new favourite sleuthing duo.' Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries 'Spotswood's stellar debut puts a modern spin on classic hard-boiled fiction. . . a novel to remember.' Publishers Weekly 'This novel not only offers fun, offbeat characters and an exceptional flavour of the time, it's utterly charming too.' Woman's Weekly 'This hugely enjoyable debut is a deft melange of Agatha Christie-style locked-room murder mystery and 1940s Chandler-esque pulp crime fiction with a feisty narrator' Irish Independent Review 'A highly accomplished, auspicious first entry in what we must hope will be a long-running series' The Irish Times

Fortune Favors the Dead

Author : Stephen Spotswood
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Fortune Favors the Dead

Author : Stephen Spotswood
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“Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel, plus plenty of original twists of its own.”—Tana French A wildly charming and fast-paced mystery written with all the panache of the hardboiled classics, Fortune Favors the Dead introduces Pentecost and Parker, an audacious new detective duo for the ages. It's 1942 and Willowjean "Will" Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of New York's best, and most unorthodox, private investigator, Lillian Pentecost. When the dapper detective summons Will a few days later, she doesn't expect to be offered a life-changing proposition: Lillian's multiple sclerosis means she can't keep up with her old case load alone, so she wants to hire Will to be her right-hand woman. In return, Will is to receive a salary, room and board, and training in Lillian's very particular art of investigation. Three years later, Will and Lillian are on the Collins case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home—her body slumped in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before. With rumors flying that Abigail was bumped off by the vengeful spirit of her husband (who else could have gotten inside the locked room?), the family has tasked the detectives with finding answers where the police have failed. But that's easier said than done in a case that involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins—the beautiful daughter of the deceased, who Will quickly starts falling for. When Will and Becca's relationship dances beyond the professional, Will finds herself in dangerous territory, and discovers she may have become the murderer's next target.

Odium II the Dead Saga

Author : Claire C. Riley
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Fortune favors...the DEAD! Some secrets are too horrific to ever be forgiven, and some people should never be trusted. Tortured, starved, and on the run, Nina thinks she's faced the worst that mankind has to offer, but she's wrong. She may have survived this long, but she hasn't come out of it unscathed, and there's worse to come. Nina's trusty Doc Martens are showing signs of the zombie apocalypse, and she isn't faring much better. With her snarky attitude guaranteed to get her in trouble, Nina needs to forgive the past, to live once more in the present, and learn that sometimes she needs to place her trust in other people. Because when people are faced with the end of times, they'll do anything to survive.

Fortune s Favors

Author : Marlene Perez
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The end always comes at a price. . . To save his cousin Claire, Nyx Fortuna was forced to release the goddess Hecate. Free and bent on destroying the world, Hecate will kill anyone that gets in her way. . . starting with every member of the Wyrd family. Now, Nyx and company must join forces with the Fates and fight to return Hecate to her underworld prison. Magical and mortals alike must take sides to survive, but no war is without its casualties. . .

Odium II

Author : Claire Riley
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Fortune favors...the DEAD! Some secrets are too horrific to ever be forgiven, and some people should never be trusted. Tortured, starved, and on the run, Nina thinks she's faced the worst that mankind has to offer, but she's wrong. She may have survived this long, but she hasn't come out of it unscathed, and there's worse to come. Nina's trusty Doc Martens are showing signs of the zombie apocalypse, and she isn't faring much better. With her snarky attitude guaranteed to get her in trouble, Nina needs to forgive the past, to live once more in the present, and learn that sometimes she needs to place her trust in other people. Because when people are faced with the end of times, they'll do anything to survive.

Of Whom Fortune Favors

Author : J. Scot Witty
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Still unaware of the impending threat of the invasion of Hibernia, Dar and Fayette travel to Baile on a secret mission for the duchess of Eamhain to get a message to Lord Aviticus. One of his generals intercepts the message and Aviticus never receives it. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier in the Imperial Army, is sent to the duchess on a mission of peace but it falls on deaf ears because the duchess believes that the Caledonian army has started expansion into her kingdom. With treachery on every step, Clebis must join forces with Dar and Fayette to discover the truth behind the raids in the Kingdom of Eamhain and to forge a lasting peace through the land. During the journey, Fayette uncovers strange powers within her that point to her mysterious past. Meanwhile, Dar must face the reality of Fayettes secret past and finally face his feelings for her as she accepts a marriage proposal of another man that would change her life.

Fortune Favors the Bold

Author : Lester C. Thurow
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Bestselling author and renowned economist Lester Thurow argues forcefully that globalization is not a done deal and we must seize the moment now if we are to create a new global economy in which all can prosper. In this new book, Thurow examines the newly–forming global economy, with a special focus on the role of the US and the dangers to our own national well–being. He examines such questions as: What's at stake for us in the global economy? Why is it important that the system be equitable and that other countries prosper along with us? What should our goals as a nation be – long term and short term? What are the tough choices that need to be made in our relationship with other countries and world regulatory bodies? What role should we be playing globally? What are the political, economic, social choices / tradeoffs we will have to confront? Thurow contends that the huge and growing US trade deficit poses grave dangers to the value of the dollar and is putting our own economy in jeopardy. As the world economy leaps national boundaries, its hallmark seems to be a rising instability and a growing inequality between the first and third worlds. Financial crises in the third world come ever more frequently and seem to be ever more severe. The first world economies seem to be in ever more frantic boom and bust cycles. Globalization causes riots throughout the world and is one factor in the rise of terrorism against the West. Thurow shows how some nations, including Ireland and China, have embraced the concept of globalization and placed themselves into a position to prosper with growing and productive national economies. He contrasts their positive actions with Japan, whose leaders have allowed the nation to drift into stagnation and have destroyed its prosperity. He argues that this is the time to choose globalization or be left behind, the time to "build a global economy that eliminates the defects," and he provides plenty of ideas for corporations, governments, economists, and citizens to act upon.

Fortune Favors the Brave the 334th Infantry Regiment in World War II

Author : Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 334TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE 84TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN EUROPE DURING WWII. THESE ARE STORIES OF REAL SOLDIERS, REAL BATTLES, REAL HISTORY AND HEROES.

Fortune Favours the Brave

Author : A.J. Barker
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All too little remembered today, the Korean War was bitterly fought out under atrocious conditions of weather and terrain. Greatly outnumbered by their Communist Chinese and North Korean enemy, the United Nations forces fought with extraordinary resolve and gallantry. The Hook, the name given to a prominent ridge on the Peninsula, saw more blood spilt than any other feature in this prolonged and grisly war. Not surprisingly it became known as 'the bloody Hood'.The two costliest battles are described in detail in Fortune Favours The Brave, a classic account of the war. Both involved British infantry battalions of 29 Commonwealth Brigade. In November 1952, The Black Watch saw off a major Chinese attack against all odds. In May 1953 it was the turn of 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment to face what must have seemed an overwhelming onslaught. Along a 1,000 yard front the greatest concentration of artillery fire since the Great War was brought to bear on Chinese human-wave attacks.In the morning the Dukes still held the ground despite heavy casualties. This feat of arms, achieved by battalion made up mainly of young National Servicemen from yorkshire, ranks among the finest in the long and glorious history of the British Army.

Fortune Favors the Brave

Author : Perry McMullin
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"Fortune Favors The Brave" is an exciting fiction book with several twists. In the beginning they are two ninteen year old men who become best friends, dispite their different backgrounds, views and beliefs. Bob French is a Navy Corpsman that saves human lives and Perry McMullin is a Marine Sniper that takes those same lives. "Fortune Favors The Brave" is a story that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions; setting you up for a thrilling ending that you never saw coming.

Fortune s Favor

Author : Marie Harte
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The fourth steamy, stand-alone romance in New York Times bestseller Marie Harte’s psychic, romantic suspense series—POWERUP! When opposites attract and danger heats up, they’ll have to trust in each other. A m/m romance. Avery Holton has butted heads with Nathan since they first met, both ex-government agents with special abilities. Nathan gets impressions from touching objects. Avery sees the future. Nathan is fun, loves men, and craves adventure like a drug. Avery likes discipline, is quiet but not closeted about his bisexuality. Thrust together on a mission that links to Nathan’s childhood, the pair will have to learn to trust each other. It will take all their psychic skills and an acceptance of their growing love to defeat an evil out to get Nathan and everyone he loves...before it’s too late. This title has been previously released. Warning: this title contains the following—man-on-man action, one sexy Marine, discipline, and a man Avery calls, “Dimples.” “Yippee! Just finished book 4 of the Power Up Series by the incomparable Ms. Harte. Fortune’s Favor should’ve come with a warning – hawter than a house on fire with just enough humor to tickle your funny bone!”5 Stars, Tamara, Blackraven’s Reviews

Odium II

Author : Claire Riley
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**Book two in the bestselling post-apocalyptic series from USA Today Bestselling Author...People will do anything to survive!** Fortune favours...the DEAD! Some secrets are too horrific to ever be forgiven, and some people should never be trusted. Tortured, starved and on the run, Nina thinks she's faced the worst that mankind has to offer, but she's wrong. She may have survived this long, but she's not come out of it unscathed, and there's worse to come. Nina's trusty Doc Martins are showing signs of the zombie Apocalypse, and she isn't faring much better. With her snarky attitude guaranteed to get her in trouble, Nina needs to forgive the past, and to live once more in the present, and learn that sometimes she needs to place her trust in other people. Because when people are faced with the end of times, they'll do anything to survive.

Zombie Movies

Author : Glenn Kay
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Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films--from 1932's "White Zombie" to the AMC series "The Walking Dead"--""this thorough, uproarious guide traces the evolution of one of horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creations. Fans will learn exactly what makes a zombie a zombie, go behind the scenes with a chilling production diary from "Land of the Dead," peruse a bizarre list of the oddest things ever seen in undead cinema, and immerse themselves in a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made. Containing an illustrated zombie rating system, ranging from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs" and "So Bad It's Good," the book also features lengthy interviews with numerous talents from in front of and behind the camera. This updated and expanded second edition contains more than 100 new and rediscovered films, providing plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for movie fans.

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BOLD

Author : Capt Donald L. Van Dyke, FRAeS
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Fortune Favours the Bold is the true story of Comair Ltd, one of aviation ́s greatest successes in the most demanding but exciting marketplaces. By mastering “the art of bonding brand promise and delivery”, Comair ́s 63 unbroken years of profit are exceptional in an industry plagued with volatility and troubles. This book traces its role in African air commerce and beyond, ultimately operating the first British Airways franchise outside Europe. The book has its share of bizarre and amusing moments too. It debunks a number of myths and mysteries. It is heavily illustrated and interspersed with capsule commentaries on life in southern Africa over the past 65 years, often coinciding with some of the region’s most tumultuous and significant periods. It covers events from World War II campaigns in East and North Africa through post-war development, rising political movements, international isolation, regional conflict and cooperation to evolving democracy. Through it all, Comair’s history reflects the diversity of African experience. This book is one of the best records of an aviation group ever produced. It will be of interest to aviation and military historians, students of business, commercial law and political science, owners and operators of aircraft and anyone drawn to Africa’s mystique. Click here for FULL-COLOUR edition.

Fortune Favours the Brave

Author : Bernd Horn
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Many Canadians see the role their country’s military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, "Canadians are fierce fighters." Fortune Favours the Brave certainly proves this point in a collection of essays that showcases the fighting spirit and courage of Canada’s military. Daring actions featured in the book include the intrepid assault on the Fortress of Louisbourg and the cat-and-mouse struggle between Canadian partisans and Rogers’s Rangers in the Seven Years’ War in the 1750s; the seesaw battle for the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812; an innovative trench raid in the First World War; the valiant parachute assault to penetrate the Third Reich in the Second World War; the infamous battle at Kap’yong in the Korean War; covert submarine operations during the Cold War; the Medak Pocket clash in Croatia in the early 1990s; and Operation Medusa in Afghanistan.

Fortune Favors the Brave

Author : Benjamin Samuel Harrison
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Bell went to California during the Gold Rush, was an adventurer with filibusters in Nicaragua, and served from Indiana in the Civil War. He returned to California and helped develop Los Angeles, published a newspaper, and wrote memoirs of early California. His Reminiscences of a ranger, or early times in southern California (1881) is on the Zamorano 80, no. 5.

Fortune s Favor Scott In Antarctica

Author : Kim Roberts
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The award winning author's fourth book of poetry finds her meditating on the heroic journey of famed polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912). The poems are adapted from Scott's journals of the doomed Terra Nova expedition of 1910-13. Through "disciplined, beautifully descriptive verse" [Linda Pastan], Roberts creates an "epic that chronicles an expedition to the South Pole" [Francisco Aragon] which "has seldom been told with such formal control, flashes of color, and suspense." [Reginald Harris]"

Fortune Favors Fools

Author : Ivan Narodny
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