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|Author||: Linda Fairstein|
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers a heart-pounding thriller that explores the dark secrets of Manhattan's iconic fashion scene in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel. New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage’s death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. With her own job at the DA's office in jeopardy, and the temptation to self-medicate her PTSD with alcohol almost too strong to resist, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime—and the possible homicide—beneath the glitz. Along with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the twisted roots and mixed motives among the high-profile players in the Garment District. The investigation takes the trio from the missing money in Wolf Savage's international fashion house to his own recovery from addiction; from the role of Louisiana Voodoo in his life to his excessive womanizing; and to the family secrets he kept so well-hidden, even from those closest to him—just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk. With Killer Look, Linda Fairstein proves once again why she is the “Queen of Intelligent Suspense.”* *Lee Child Linda Fairstein was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.
|Author||: Linda Fairstein|
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, days before the biggest show of his career. When Savage's daughter insists his death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation. With her own job at the DA's Office in jeopardy, and spiralling into a reliance on alcohol, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime - and the possible homicide - beneath the glitz. Soon she and police detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are investigating the family secrets Savage kept so well hidden, even from those closest to him - just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.
|Author||: Linda A. Fairstein|
New York City is known for its glamour, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its fashion scene. Sharing the pedestal with Paris, Milan, and London as fashion capital of the world, New York continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovations in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when a murder rocks New York City's Fashion Week. Along with Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must reveal the grime beneath the glitz to expose the culprit unless a wolf in model's clothing gets to them first.
|Author||: Linda A. Fairstein|
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers a heart-pounding thriller that explores the dark secrets of Manhattan's iconic fashion scene in this Alexandra Cooper novel. New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. With her own job at the DA's office in jeopardy, and the temptation to self-medicate her PTSD with alcohol almost too strong to resist, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime--and the possible homicide--beneath the glitz. Along with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the twisted roots and mixed motives among the high-profile players in the Garment District--just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.
|Author||: Laura Young|
|Editor||: The Overmountain Press|
On a trip to her parents' home in Williamsburg, Virginia, reporter Kate Kelly is involved in a hit-and-run accident that spirals into a web of mistaken identity, murder, deceit, and old family secrets. Before she knows it, bodies pile up, accusing fingers are pointed in her direction, and Kate discovers that, in nearby Woodbury, neither beauty nor innocence can be trusted.
|Author||: Robert P. Maroney|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
In this second book in the series, retired detective Nicholas Pearce is struggling to return after recovering from a near-fatal knife attack. Although the problem is more mental than physical, the choice is made for him as he finds himself thrust into two perplexing cases. Two young college girls, abducted in Louisville, Kentucky, are discovered floating in the Kanawha River near Montgomery, West Virginia. The next day, another girl is abducted, but this one is from the local area. Nick and FBI Agent Addie Curtis team up once again trying to save a life and find the killer before time runs out. During the investigation, Nick discovers a serial killer, known only as Reaper, who is bragging about his murders online. Pedophiles are being targeted in several states, but no one is connecting the murders, and even Nick is skeptical that Reaper’s claims are genuine. But when Reaper authors an online murder manual, titled, The Killer’s Handbook, Nick realizes it has gone too far. People are using the handbook to kill and Reaper is quickly becoming an underground Internet sensation. Nick knows he must be stopped, but how? Filled with interesting characters, absorbing dialogue, and disturbing events, The Killer’s Handbook will keep you guessing until the very end.
|Author||: Linda Fairstein|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
The complete collection of true crime stories and articles by the New York Times–bestselling author and former prosecutor. In this collection of horrifyingly true stories, Linda Fairstein provides an in-depth look inside the minds of such psychopaths as Ted Bundy and the Craigslist Killer. Drawing on decades of experience as a sex crimes prosecutor in New York City, she delves into the atrocities of these cold-blooded criminals and explains how they target their unsuspecting victims. A true victim advocate, she deftly touches on taboo subjects like law enforcement’s astounding failure to process rape kits, as well as the false rape claims that ruin innocent people’s lives. With her background in the Special Victims Bureau, Fairstein offers an unfiltered view of rape in the United States. But she doesn’t stop there: She uses her understanding of the inner workings of violent criminals’ minds to outline ways for women to protect themselves. Originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine and collected here for the first time, each essay features a new introduction by the author.
|Author||: Johnny Barnes|
The Boston Copycat Killer is a quick primer on serial killers. It is the story of a murderer replicating many of New Englands famous and astounding crimes. Former homicide detective, now private investigator, Jack Kelly and Boston Police Department Detective Lt. Jessica Paris track the killer as he terrorizes the community and mocks the BPD. The tale begins with an intense look at the copycat killer and his unholy mission. True crimes reproduced take a central role as Kelly, the Boston Police Department, State Police, and the FBI race to an explosive shoot-out and arrest, only to find it is not the end.
|Author||: Pete Earley|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
"From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earley comes the true story of a young man who suffers a traumatic brain injury that renders him incapable of judging or feeling repulsion, and subsequently becomes the most trusted confidant of numerous imprisoned serial killers"--
|Author||: The Princeton The Princeton Review|
|Editor||: Princeton Review|
ACT Premium Prep, 2021 gives students a comprehensive and engaging review of the content covered in all five sections of the ACT, including rhetorical skills and reading comprehension for the English and Reading sections, geometry and trigonometry for Math, experiments for Science, and essay help for the optional Writing test section. It includes an overview of the test, thorough content reviews, strategies for tackling each question type, 8 full-length practice tests for ample opportunity to hone student skills, and access to our Premium Student Tools with extra content online.
|Author||: Adam Hart|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
"It makes us jump. It makes us scream. It haunts our nightmares. So why do we watch horror? Why do we play it? What could possibly be appealing about a genre that tries to terrify us? Why would we subject ourselves to shriek-inducing shocks, or spend dozens of hours watching a television show about grotesque flesh-eating monsters? Horror offers us a connection to fears that are otherwise unspeakable, even inconceivable, so why do we seek it out? Monstrous Forms offers a theory of horror that works through the genre across a broad range of contemporary moving-image media: film, television, videogames, YouTube, gifs, streaming, virtual reality. This book analyzes our experience of and engagement with horror by focusing on its form, paying special attention to the common ground, the styles and forms that move between mediums. It looks at the ways that moving-image horror addresses its audiences, the ways that it elicits, or demands, responses from its viewers, players, browsers. Camera movement (or "camera" movement), jump scares, offscreen monsters--horror innovates and perfects styles that directly provoke and stimulate the bodies in front of the screen. Analyzing films including Paranormal Activity, It Follows, and Get Out, videogames including Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Layers of Fear, and Until Dawn, and TV shows including The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, Monstrous Forms argues for understanding horror through its sensational address and dissects the forms that make that address so effective. Horror, Film Studies, New Media, Digital Media, Game Studies, Television Studies, Monsters and Monstrosity, Gifs, YouTube, Netflix, Spectatorship"--
|Author||: William Mitchell Ross|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
The city of Monroe, Wisconsin, is shaken when two murders occur four days apart. Police chief Brandon Johns and detective Samantha Gates are at a loss when their investigation takes them to a series of frustrating dead ends. Did the two victims know one another? Was there a connection? The citizens are upset and anxious, demanding answers. One of the victims, a woman, had left Monroe over forty years earlier to pursue a singing career in Chicago during the Prohibition Era. Did the key to solving these double murders lie in her past? Detective Gates goes to Chicago to find answers, and she gets more than she bargains for. Would the mystery be solved?
|Author||: Delores Bryant|
|Editor||: Dorrance Publishing|
Red Bird Come to Broadway :Book Three By: Delores Bryant Born Delores Bryant in a rural North Carolina town, the prophetic Red Bird Come to Broadway trilogy began. Delores’ true-life story will have you in awe as the mystery unfolds. It has taken forty years to write this story, and at the age of seventy-seven, it has finally been finished, what started out in 1972, as Red Bird Come to Broadway. Follow this remarkable tale as Delores captivates you on this journey of poetry, prophecy, sex, and mystery that will keep you turning the page. Now, in last entry of the Red Bird Come to Broadway trilogy, this mysterious and sweeping journey concludes.
|Author||: Diana Nneka Atuona|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Every single one of you has been chosen for this great moment, you are revolutionary freedom fighters, changing your future, one day at a time. This is for you, it's all for you and don't you ever forget that! Set during the early years of the First Liberian Civil War (1989 – 1996), this startling debut play by Diana Nneka Atuona tells the story of fourteen-year-old Martha who flees her country, disguised as a boy, when it's invaded by rebels. Investigated and cruelly interrogated, she is separated from her grandmother as they attempt to escape the conflict under false identities and, convincing in her boy's apparel, Martha is forced to join the rebels' army. Exposed to the violence of this brutal and seemingly misguided conflict, both as victim and perpetrator, Martha's experience of the First Liberian Civil War is one of excessive cruelty and, in particular, abuse against female prisoners of war. Liberian Girl received its world premiere at the Royal Court Upstairs, London in December 2014. This second edition was published post-production with some changes to the original script.
|Author||: Gemma Halliday|
|Editor||: Gemma Halliday Publishing|
From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a dead homecoming queen, a school-wide scandal, and a Twittercidal maniac on the loose... When Hartley Grace Featherstone, newest reporter on the school newspaper, is assigned to cover the biggest cheating scandal to rock Herbert Hoover High, she's a little nervous about letting her editor down. And not just because he's super hot. Hartley is determined to get to the bottom of exactly how Sydney Sanders, frontrunner for Homecoming Queen, obtained stolen answers to their English Lit midterm. Luckily, Sydney agrees to meet with Hartley. Unluckily, when Hartley arrives at Sydney's home, Sydney is dead—drowned in her own swimming pool while in the act of tweeting! Now it's up to Hartley to find out who wanted Sydney silenced. Was it a jealous homecoming rival, a bitter boyfriend, the ex-best friend she got suspended? Or did the stolen test answers lead to Sydney's Twittercide? Between dodging Mom and her new online dating habits, tailing shady suspects, and a little midnight breaking and entering, Hartley better watch her back... before the killer strikes again! Note: This book was formerly published under the title Social Suicide Hartley Grace Featherstone Mysteries: Deadly Cool – book #1 Killer Looks – book #2 Wicked Games – book #3 "Irreverently funny voice... wicked pace... explosive conclusion!" ~ Booklist "Halliday balances the comedy and suspense notes well, keeping her characters intriguing and her narrative bright. Suspenseful fun." ~ Kirkus Reviews "This fun and outrageous mystery is a perfect mix of humor and horror that will have readers laughing while they try to figure out 'whodunit.'" ~ School Library Journal "I absolutely adore this series and these characters... it's smart, funny and full of heart." ~ The Book Life Rating: This book does not contain any scenes with graphic gore, violence, or sexual content. Its rating would be similar to a PG13 movie or Hallmark Channel mystery. Themes encountered by real teens are explored (including teen sex vs. abstinence), while keeping the overall rating and content appropriate for younger- and pre-teens. Consequences are shown for behaviors, and negative actions are not glorified.
|Author||: John Caulfield|
When author John Caulfield was growing up in the South Bronx in the 1930s, the Irish kids were raised to be firemen, cops, or priests. From a young age, he knew his future held one of those options. In this memoir, he narrates the story of his long career in law enforcement a path that was anything but direct. Caulfield, Shield #911-NYPD tells of Caulfield's working first job at a grocery store at age ten, attending Catholic school, playing basketball at Rice High School, earning a basketball scholarship at Wake Forest College, being drafted into the army, and gaining his police shield #911 in 1953. It also details his experiences as an NYPD detective when assigned to its elite Bureau of Special Services and Investigations unit, whose prime mandate involved guarding visiting heads of state. In 1969, Caulfield took a leave of absence and joined the White House staff as staff assistant to President Richard Nixon; during that time, he coordinated more than ninety-three investigations. When Watergate occurred, Caulfield was serving as assistant director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms unit that investigated extremist groups in the United States. He testified before the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973. In Caulfield, Shield #911-NYPD, Caulfield offers unique insight into the levels of the world security events in NYPD and the White House.
|Author||: Joan Connor|
|Editor||: U of Nebraska Press|
"What do you do for a living?" the podiatrist (or the photographer or the woman in the train station) asks, and Joan Connor answers, "I?m a writer," waiting with a cringe for the inevitable rejoinder: "Oh, boy, do I have a story for you!" How such offerings, not stories but small reports from the thick of life, become rich reflections on the nature of waiting and writing, language and love, memory and hope, is the mystery of this award-winning collection of essays. Traveling between the poles of Ohio and Vermont, childhood and motherhood, Connor writes of a peripatetic family whose oddities make the quirks of a Thurber household seem downright subdued; of a thirteen-year-old son as an unlikely companion through the torments of middle-aged dating; of old loves and new; and through it all, of writing as a means of finding the shortest distance between two lines: hope. With language that distills insight from anecdote and transforms the stuff of middling life into telling metaphor, The World Before Mirrors, winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, lifts the telling of a life?s stories into the realm of flight.