The Scarecrow

Jack McEvoy Mystery 2

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Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742698387

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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Crime reporter Jack McEvoy, who made his career when he broke the story of The Poet, is onto another story that will bring him face to face with evil in this gripping thriller from the international bestselling author Michael Connelly.

The Scarecrow

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Author: Michael Connelly,Michael Brandon

Publisher: Darren G. Burton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drug dealers

Page: 551

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"As a rookiecrime reporter, Jack McEvoy stumbled onto a story that made his name - and almost got him killed - When he helped track down a serial killer nicknamed The Poet. Twelve years later, the former hot-shot is about to become the latest victim of budget cuts at the LA times - but Jack is determined to go out in a blaze of glory, with one last big story.

The Tell-Tale Art

Poe in Modern Popular Culture

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Author: Christine A. Jackson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Greed and guilt, near-indecipherable codes, murder plots born of madness—these motifs drive the best modern mysteries, but they are rooted in the early nineteenth century and the carefully constructed fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s methods of storytelling and suspense remain relevant, reappearing in detective novels and on screens large and small. This work examines a wide selection of today’s mystery and thriller novels, films, television programs, and video games to explore Poe’s ongoing influence on popular entertainment. Authors such as Michael Connelly, Stieg Larsson and Dennis Lehane, television shows like The Closer and Dexter, and movies from Laura and Vertigo to Shutter Island and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all receive attention. The popularity of Poe’s narratives in these contemporary guises is testimony to his visionary genius. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A Literary Cavalcade-I

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Author: Robert A. Parker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304488861

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this first of six volumes, the authors covered range from Kobo Abe to Michael Cunningham. They include Richard Adams, Russell Banks, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, James Carroll, Willa Cather, J. M. Coetzee, and Joseph Conrad. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication for each author. Some authors are represented by one book, some by five or more. Future volumes will cover additional authors alphabetically. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.

100 American Crime Writers

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Author: S. Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel

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Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553535153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The eagerly awaited second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman’s international bestseller The Golden Compass. This second volume of the graphic novel finds Lyra in the far North. With the help of Gyptian fighters, newfound witch allies, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison, she means to rescue the children held captive by the notorious Gobblers. The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely unique way. Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. These modern classics are must-reads for every book lover. Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, vol. 2: "Dreamy watercolors organized into neatly ordered panels lend themselves well to the fantastical setting, creating a sense of sweeping cinematic scope. Pullman's original magnum opus is heady and dense, and it may prove challenging for some; this adaptation, with its visual accessibility, can help those struggling with the novel's complexity achieve an understanding without watering down the intricacies."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, vol. 1: “The story’s signature fantasies—the dæmons, the armored mercenary polar bears, and the alethiometer—are realized with compelling force (and, in the case of the dæmons, humor). [This] retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Whether this is a reader’s first experience with the tale or they are already familiar with the story, they should be delighted by this rendition.” —School Library Journal “The small and detailed but very clear panels are full of expressive faces, discernible action, and moody shadowing. Readers familiar with Pullman’s novel will appreciate this artistic adaptation, as will readers who simply prefer graphic novels to prose.” —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)

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Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553510681

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

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"It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine) Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over--the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey. Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust. Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again. And the dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE "Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." --The Washington Post "Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once." --Slate HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition

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Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553535196

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, one of the most celebrated books of all time, is now complete! This edition contains all three volumes—the entire story. Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. These modern classics are must-reads for every book lover. Now, in this graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, the world of His Dark Materials is brought to visual life. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely fresh way. This volume collects the full journey of Lyra to the far north, her rescue of the kidnapped children at Bolvangar, her escape via hot-air balloon, and her crucial role in Lord Asriel’s ambitions to build a bridge to another world. Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel: “The story’s signature fantasies—the dæmons, the armored mercenary polar bears, and the alethiometer—are realized with compelling force. [This] retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Belongs in all libraries that include Pullman’s works.” —School Library Journal “Pullman’s original magnum opus is heady and dense, and it may prove challenging for some; this adaptation, with its visual accessibility, can help those struggling with the novel’s complexity achieve an understanding without watering down the intricacies.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Category: Theater

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