Villains One Case Of The Smooth Operator
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|Author||: JOHNNY G's|
|Editor||: Page Publishing Inc|
The streets of Detroit become a maze of terror as the killer zeroes in on unknowing victims and escalates more tension as the public loses fate in their Police Department. With time ticking till the next kill, a detective is called back on duty to add five detectives in the hunt for a serial killer, who has been killing girls and leaving them in the public to be found. With the pressure on, one of the media alerts the public, the detectives find themselves all over the city until the case turns even more deadly for them. As the killer set his eyes on a new target, with the city griped in fear Detective Avenue uses all his skills to stop the killer before he completes his mission.
|Author||: Anna Gough-Yates,Bill Osgerby,Anna Gough Yates|
From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch, to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II, the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention has been paid to the history, nature and enduring appeal of the action series, and its place in popular culture, past and present. Action TV traces the development of the action series from its genesis in the 1950s. From The Saint to Knigh t Rider, contributors explore the key shows which defined the genre, addressing issues of audiences and consumption, gender and sexuality, fashion and popular culture. They examine the institutional and cultural factors influencing the action series, and relate shifts in the genre to other forms of popular culture including film, pop music, fashion and popular literature. Chapters include: * Of leather suits and kinky boots: The Avengers, style and popular culture * 'Who loves ya, baby?': Kojak, action and the great society *'A lone crusader in a dangerous world': heroics of science and technology in Knight Rider * Angels in chains? feminism, femininity and consumer culture in Charlie's Angels * 'Who's the cat that won't cop out?' Black masculinity in American action shows of the sixties and seventies
|Author||: Val McDermid|
|Editor||: Grove Press|
Two novels starring a tough PI in Manchester, England, from an author known for “crime writing of the very highest order” (The Times). There was only one reason Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with the investigation into a car sales fraud: Nothing bad could happen. In Crack Down, Kate learns once again that with Richard, you have to expect the unexpected. This time the unexpected is that he’s currently behind bars—so Kate will be looking after his eight-year-old while at the same time being dragged into a world of drug traffickers, gangland enforcers, and the worst the criminal element has to offer. And in Clean Break, Kate is not amused when thieves have the audacity to steal a Monet from a stately home where she’s arranged security. She’s even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organized crime. And as if that isn’t enough, a routine industrial case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest. Unfortunately, cleaning up this mess will mean confronting some truths about her own life...
|Author||: Barbara Boswell|
How could Luke Minteer be picked for a jury? And he was...glad? Maybe his happiness had to do with the sexy, single, nine months pregnant woman who sat beside him...and his surprising attraction to her. But of course Luke’s desire for Brenna Morgan meant nothing! Just because he checked on her every day, charmed her into eating out with him, daydreamed about making love to her...well, it didn’t mean a thing. Except that Luke was pretty sure that in a court of law, his behavior could only be called...love!
|Author||: Michael Tapper|
|Editor||: Intellect Books|
The Cop in the Twilight Land: Swedish Police Narratives 1965-2010 considers Swedish culture and ideas in the period 1965-2010 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. It takes the Swedish police narrative tradition to be part and parcel of the European history of ideas and culture; a history that necessarily comprises America, by extension a European colonial power, which in the process of constructing its national identity eradicated its native population. From being a feared and despised the police emerged as a hero and part of the modern social project of the welfare state after World War II. Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall-Wahlöö established a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the Swedish welfare state under the Social Democratic government. With varying political affiliations this has been carried on by authors such as Olov Svedelid, Leif GW Persson, Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, Stieg Larsson and film such as "Beck", "Wallander" and "Johan Falk".
|Author||: Lisa Funnell,Klaus Dodds|
This book discusses the representational geographies of the Bond film franchise and how they inform our reading of 007 as a hero. Offering a new and interdisciplinary lens through which the franchise can be analyzed, Funnell and Dodds explore a range of topics that have been largely, if not entirely, overlooked in Bond film scholarship. These topics include: the shifting and gendering of geopolitical relations; the differing depiction and evaluation of vertical/modern and horizontal/pre-modern spaces; the use of classical elements in defining gender, sexuality, heroic competency, and geopolitical conflict; and the ongoing importance of haptics (i.e. touch), kinesics (i.e. movement), and proxemics (i.e. the use of space) in defining the embodied and emotive world of Bond. This book is comprehensive in nature and scope as it discusses all 24 films in the official Bond canon and theorizes about the future direction of the franchise.
|Author||: Scott Ruesterholz|
|Editor||: Permuted Press|
Alien conqueror, Anton Frozos, sends Robert Wilson, a top graduate of a spy-training program, to Earth to gain influence and prime the planet for its eventual conquest. Robert uses his advanced knowledge and technology to amass significant power and fortune in the business world. However, Robert has concealed aspects of his past from Frozos, which may complicate his loyalty. When Frozos’s forces arrive several years later, Robert must decide whether to support the man who has lifted him from a life of enslavement or defect and ally with Earth. This choice forces Robert to insert himself into the political process, opposing American President Nick Neverian, as the planet decides whether to forcefully resist invasion or accept Frozos’s demands. Robert’s own past with President Neverian, a one-time ally and now foe, further complicates his decision-making. As the crisis builds, will nations be brought to the brink of war? Will governments be toppled while the world reckons with Frozos’s army amassing in the sky?
|Author||: Otto Penzler|
|Editor||: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard|
"The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years"--Amazon.com.
|Author||: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi|
|Editor||: Berghahn Books|
First published in 2007, The Nanking Atrocity remains an essential resource for understanding the massacre committed by Japanese soldiers in Nanking, China during the winter of 1937-38. Through a series of deeply considered and empirically rigorous essays, it provides a far more complex and nuanced perspective than that found in works like Iris Chang’s bestselling The Rape of Nanking. It systematically reveals the flaws and exaggerations in Chang’s book while deflating the self-exculpatory narratives that persist in Japan even today. This second edition includes an extensive new introduction by the editor reflecting on the historiographical developments of the last decade, in advance of the 80th anniversary of the massacre.
|Author||: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi|
|Editor||: Berghahn Books|
Events in Nanking during 1937-38 are the subject of a ferocious historiographical debate between Chinese & Japanese points of view. This volume seeks to debunk the myths promoted by scholars on both sides of the argument & present a revisionist view of the atrocity that complicates the picture.
|Author||: Ilʹi︠a︡ Ilʹf,Evgeniĭ Petrov|
"The scene of this novel and its predecessor, The Twelve Chairs, is laid during NEP. The NEP (New Economic Policy) period began in 1921. During this time a limited amount of private enterprise was permitted in the Soviet Union, although the industries and all high administrative posts were in the hands of the Communists. The private traders (Nepmen) were gradually ousted by the state-owned and nationalized establishments."--Translator's note.
|Author||: Stuart Woods,Parnell Hall|
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series comes the first novel in an extraordinary series starring an old fan favorite: Teddy Fay. When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide...and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.
|Author||: Barbara Boswell,Raye Morgan|
Capturing the joys of true love and the wonders of wedded bliss, two complete novels in one enchanting volume include Barbara Boswell's Irresistible You, in which a man finds himself powerfully attracted to his gorgeous, single, and pregnant fellow juror. Original.
|Author||: Editors of People Magazine|
Provides an overview of the real-life crimes--the evidence, victims, suspects, trials, testimony, and aftermath--that took hold in the American imagination, including the O. J. Simpson murder trial, the Laci and Scott Peterson case, and the killing of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
|Author||: Ananyah Dhawan|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
What if the story you are a part of, isn't your real story? Kabir, an average Joe, lives his life in accordance to the conventions of society. His dull life takes an exhilarating turn when he falls hard for the stunning Radhika. He tries his best to woo her but she starts rejecting his romantic advances and offers to stay on platonic terms with him. Kabir's disappointment turns into a full on heartbreak as he realizes that his feelings may never get reciprocated. This triggers a series of events which sets him out on a journey of self-discovery as he navigates through love, heartbreak and a long-lost passion, in order to find his true self. Will Kabir be able to find his own story? Or will he continue to be a character in someone else's story
|Author||: T. J. Murray|
A dissident group of IRA terrorists is determined to show the world that there is still no peace in Northern Ireland. They plan a devastating strike at the very heart of the British establishment.
|Author||: Deborah Homsher|
This timely and provocative book looks at contemporary American women and their experiences with guns. Scrupulously balanced, this new paperback edition features a new appendix containing a wealth of primary source documents that help illuminate both the dangers and attractions of guns in our society.
|Author||: Robert Allen Baker,Michael T. Nietzel|
|Editor||: Popular Press|
Private Eyes is the complete map to what Raymond Bhandler called "the mean streets," the exciting world of the fictional private eye. It is intended to entertain current PI fans and to make new ones.
|Author||: Jonathan Kellerman|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
In Jonathan Kellerman’s gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn. Bound by blood but divided by troubles as old as Cain and Abel, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox were first introduced in Kellerman’s bestselling Bones. They are sons of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. Their turbulent family history has set them at odds, despite their shared calling. Moses—part Boy Scout, part bulldog, man of few words—is a no-frills LAPD detective. Aaron, sharp dresser and smooth operator, is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways. But the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual. For Moses, it’s an ice-cold mystery he just can’t outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis. For Aaron, it’s a billable-hours bonanza from his most lucrative client. Like it or not, Moses and Aaron are in this one together–and the rivalry that rules them won’t let either man quit till the case is cracked. A straight-arrow, straight-A student from Malibu, Caitlin has only two men in her life: her sullen single father and her wholesome college sweetheart, who even the battling brothers agree seems too downright upright to be true. Reluctantly tag-teaming in a desperate search for fresh leads, Moses and Aaron zero in on Caitlin’s white knight as their primary “person of interest,” hoping that, like most people in L.A., he has a secret side. But they uncover more than just a secret as they descend into the sinister, seamy side of the City of Angels after dark, populated by a Hollywood Babylon cast of the glamorous and the damned: a millionaire movie director turned hatemongering eccentric; a desperate Beverly Hills housewife looking for an exit from the fast lane; a heartthrob actor being eaten alive by personal demons; a hooker who’s probably seen it all . . . and might just know too much. And at the center, a dead young woman whose downward spiral and brutal end loom over Moses and Aaron like an omen of what may come to be if the dark end of the street claims another lost soul.