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Foul Play

Author : Mike Rowbottom
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Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving for a penalty - cheating in sport is as old as sport itself. There are plenty of well-known cases of cheats being found out in sport: Ben Johnson, for example, was stripped of his 100m Olympic medal after a positive drugs test; South African cricketer Hansie Cronje was banned from all cricket for life after admitting involvement in match-rigging; rugby union recently found itself having to deal with the "bloodgate" scandal. However, there are myriad other examples of bending the rules more subtly: pressuring the referee, demoralising an opponent with mind games, or shirt-pulling. But what constititues cheating and where do we draw the line? Are some sports cleaner than others? Is cheating in one sport the same as cheating in another or does each sport's distinctive culture set different standards? Is there such a thing as a sport without sin? Or, indeed, a sporting competitor? This book is not a catalogue of past sporting misdemeanours so much as an investigation into the lengths to which some sports people have gone, and will go, to get the better of others. And also the lengths to which they will not go.

Foul Play

Author : Beverly Scudamore
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Remy and Alison play on rival soccer teams. Remy hasn't trusted Alison ever since her former friend attended an elite soccer camp in England last summer. When Remy finds out Alison has a special plan to beat Remy's team in the tournament, she becomes convinced that Alison will sabotage her team's players. Foul Play is an entertaining story of misguided revenge, and the importance of communication in true friendship. [Fry Reading Level - 3.5.

Foul Play

Author : Robert Paul Szekely
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Foul Play is divided into three parts: The first third deals with suspense, mystery, a death-defying illness, and a touching, soon to be aborted, love affair. All the characters in the story have auto-related names, which continues my trademark from my first book, Murder By Proxy, where all the characters were named after intoxicating beverages. The middle of the story tells us how the H.W.B. SOCIETY deals with the pain and suffering of the people who have been accidentally hit with a batted ball or an errant bat flying from a player's hands during major league ballgames. Sounds serious? Yes, it has its moments, but the chapters are also liberally sprinkled with my own special bend of sly humor. Can you imagine Amy Lamborghini, a tall sexy beauty, with a bat in her hands? Numerous conflicts arise in last part of the book, ending with unexpected resolutions and a heart-warming finale that is sure to bring tears to your eyes.

Foul Play

Author : Elisabeth Rees
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DIAGNOSIS: DANGER After a failed attempt on her life, nurse Deborah Lewis knows her suspicions of foul play in the pediatric unit must be true. And her timely rescue by Cole Strachan--her ex-fiancé--allows her a second chance to prove it. The former navy SEAL who broke her heart is the last man she wants to see...but exactly the one she needs. Though Cole can't give her the future he once promised, he makes a new vow to help her uncover the truth and stop the culprits. And he has to keep this promise, because more than Deborah's heart is at stake--this time it's her life. Navy SEAL Defenders: Bound by honor and dedicated to protection

Foul Play

Author : Stuart Woods
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In the latest action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington faces down a persistent rival. Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger—and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, he has no choice but to get involved. When it soon becomes clear that a complicated scheme is being hatched, Stone will need to use his expertise and connections to unravel the clever plot. Though the source remains unknown, it’s just a matter of time before he and Stone must each show their hands. From ritzy Manhattan high-rises to the lush serenity of the Connecticut countryside, the game of cat and mouse can end with only one victor….

Foul Play

Author : Tom Palmer
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Danny is obsessed with two things: football – especially City Football Club – and investigating crimes. So when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium late at night, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. But is Danny getting into something he can't handle?

Jolly Foul Play

Author : Robin Stevens
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Join Daisy and Hazel on their fourth murder mystery! 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Thrilling' Guardian ----- As they return to Deepdean for a new school term, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are faced with some big changes. For one, there's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects- and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery? 'Top class' Financial Times 'A delight' Daily Mail

Clinical and Psychological Perspectives on Foul Play

Author : Stephen J. Morewitz
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Clinical and Psychological Perspectives on Foul Play examines a wide range of factors that can influence how police determine foul play in possible homicide cases and in other possible crimes. It develops a new theory of uncertainty at micro, meso, and macro levels to explain how law professionals arrive at this decision. Specifically, it examines the extent to which uncertainty in these situations can be influenced by media coverage, family and community pressures, socioeconomic factors, demographic elements of victims, as well as police knowledge and resources. Written for forensic practitioners, this book describes how these professionals can consult with law enforcement on such issues as the staging of crime scenes to mask intent, the initiation of community strategies to find missing persons, and the reliability of behavioral profiles. The latest research from the Foul Play Project and the Missing Persons Project are employed to support the recommendations in this book and to point the way toward further research in this area.

Freesias and Foul Play

Author : London Lovett
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Port Danby residents, including grumpy Mayor Price, are giddy with the prospect of a live theater show in town. Everyone dons their best outfits for opening night of The Wizard of Oz but when the lead actress is found dead, an exciting night out morphs into a full blown murder mystery. The traveling theater group has brought many new faces to town and finding the killer proves tricky. Despite a head cold, Lacey's super nose is on the case. Book 12 of the Port Danby Cozy Mystery series. More in the series: 1. Marigolds and Murder 2. Carnations and Chaos 3. Mistletoe and Mayhem 4. Roses and Revenge 5. Tulips and Trouble 6. Dahlias and Death 7. Peonies and Poison 8. Hyacinths and Homicide 9. Crocuses and Crime 10. Sunflowers and Sabotage 11. Lavender and Lies 12. Freesias and Foul Play 13. Cornflowers and Corpses 14. Jasmine and Jealousy 15. Shamrocks and Shenanigans 16. TBA

Foul Play on Words

Author : Becky Clark
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Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs. Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers' conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically tells Charlee that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped. Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. Despite this, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending? Praise: "This humorous cozy boasts an engaging sleuth, well-drawn secondary characters and numerous plot twists."—Booklist "So good I wanted to read it twice! It has everything I love in a funny mystery: characters I care about, a plot that grabs me from page one, voice, and laughs galore. Clear your day, because this laugh-out-loud comic caper mystery is a one-sitting read!"—Jess Lourey, Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated author of the Mira James Mysteries "Clark is the queen of the subtle misdirect and the casually dropped clue. I gave myself a resounding 'I could have had a V-8' head slap when I reached the end and realized she'd given me everything I needed to solve the mystery without me ever knowing it!"—Kristi Abbott, author of the Popcorn Shop Mysteries "The backdrop for Clark's witty, engaging mystery is a writers' conference where everything that can go wrong does so, in a hilarious way. You'll both sympathize and laugh along with heroine Charlemagne 'Charlee' Russo as she balances saving the conference from total disaster with the dangerous task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter of a close friend."—Ellen Byron, Lefty-nominated author of the Cajun Country Mysteries "Another winning entry in this wonderful series, Foul Play on Words is a clever, compelling mystery. The intriguing plot will pull you in immediately, and the engaging sleuth with quips at the ready will keep you laughing all the way through. A must-read for fans of humorous cozies!"—Cynthia Kuhn, author of the Agatha Award-winning Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries "Foul Play on Words is irresistible. A perfect combination of comedy and suspense. Mystery writer Charlee Russo narrows down a long list of oddball suspects at the wildest writer's conference of all time. Every word funnier than the word before. A must read."—Gretchen Archer, bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Capers "Foul Play on Words is hilariously quirky with a side of neurosis. The misadventures of being a mystery writer were never so much fun."—Libby Klein, author of the Poppy McAllister Mystery Series "Becky Clark is a talent to watch! Foul Play on Words is funny, quirky, and has everything cozy readers love: heart, humor, and mayhem!"—Diana Orgain, USA Today bestselling author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries