The Black Mile

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Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482051346

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work. Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy. His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer's next victim. As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems. Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho's black heart. Based on a little known true story, The Black Mile is a rollercoaster ride of a novel that was previously the most downloaded novel on the Kindle Store. If you enjoy the thrillers of James Elroy, Peter James and Dennis Lehane, you'll love THE BLACK MILE. PRAISE FOR MARK DAWSON 'A brilliant debut novel from a very promising writer.' Subject 'Ultra-addictive, super-stylish - a viciously good novel.' Toby Litt. 'A talent to be watched.' Birmingham Post PRAISE FOR THE BLACK MILE 'This is far and above the best small/independently published novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading.' The Kindle Book Review 'Dawson has shown himself to be a true master of suspense'. Siobian Minish 'A first class historical mystery.' Luke Walker 'This book is worth it for the arcane London slang alone. Fascinating. If want to get a feel for what it was like during the early part of WWII this will knock you out. If you like character development you'll love it. If you like peeking in on the lives of people in a long gone world -- you really love it.' David E Johnson

The Black Pearl

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Author: Miles Hawke

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466955066

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Miles Hawke is the author of 'The Dragonnade,' an exciting tale of pirates, smugglers and high politics in Stuart days. Now he follows this up with a novel no less interesting and exciting. The same characters appear. Swords flash and bodices are ripped. It is told in authentic Eighteen-century Argot. The Black Pearl concerns the disappearance of a priceless clock belonging to King Louis XIV, and then there is the theft by Judge Jeffrey's of Inigo Pyke's priceless black pearl. The scene is set for derring-do and it is all told in the author's fast pacey writing style.

Edgewater Angels

A Novel

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Author: Sandro Meallet

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030742572X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life, Sunny ekes out survival amidst an incomparable cast of characters, including a husbandless mother, violence-prone uncles, and a cadre of strangely endearing men either headed for jail or out on parole. Written in original riff-like prose, Meallet gives us a unique story that is serious yet playful, daring in aim, and absolutely captivating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Black London

The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Marc Matera

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520284291

Category: History

Page: 414

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This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London’s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures and presenting their quests for personal, professional, and political recognition against the backdrop of a declining British Empire. A groundbreaking work of intellectual history, Black London will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of areas, including postcolonial history, the history of the African diaspora, urban studies, cultural studies, British studies, world history, black studies, and feminist studies.

Exploring the Black Hills and Badlands

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Author: Hiram Rogers

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555662400

Category: Travel

Page: 206

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Describes the Badlands and Black Hills region and suggests outdoor activities

Black Rock Desert

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Author: Christopher Brooks

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467130206

Category: History

Page: 127

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The Black Rock Desert, located in northwestern Nevada, has been the site of many human activities, from ancient hunters to the arrival of the pioneers to present-day motion pictures, land-speed records, commercial photography, and a weeklong art festival. This book focuses on the art history of the Black Rock Desert playa up until 1990, laying the groundwork for the larger, participatory art events of recent history. Events include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are recent works of art such as Doobie Lane and a croquet match in which trucks were used as mallets. Historical images feature the towns of Sulphur and Gerlach, nearby ranches, and the Empire gypsum mine.

The Black Heart

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Author: T. Michael Fuson,Phil B. Hammond,Ruth E. Fuson

Publisher: T. Michael Fuson

ISBN: 1453708103

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Mark "Mac" Macintyre is an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He is also a wheeler-dealer of military equipment. But when he wins an Army helicopter in a poker game, he soon finds out that he has bitten off more than he can chew. He quickly realizes that others have their own plans for the helicopter and that they are willing to go to any length to keep it within their control. Mac isn't able to get rid of the helicopter before he unwillingly becomes trapped in a fight between the CIA and Russia; a fight for his life. He doesn't mind his relationship with CIA agent Sheila Hood, but the job they "ask" him to do is filled with danger - not only for him and Sheila, but for the whole world. How could things get so far out of hand over a simple game of poker? Blending fact with fiction, the story, which takes place during the Vietnam War era, is a thriller filled with twists, adventure, and espionage on a worldwide level.

The Black Moon

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Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524275

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

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The Black Moon is the enthralling fifth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth’s eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. The Black Moon is followed by the sixth book in the Poldark series, The Four Swans.