Huntingtower


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635273452
Category: Fiction
Page: 157
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Huntingtower was written in the year 1921 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

The Murderer's Son


Author: Richard Haley
Publisher: Ulverscroft
ISBN: 9781846177811
Category: Fiction
Page: 311
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Hired to find a missing person by a woman called Jane Kennedy, private investigator Frank Crane finds his case connecting with the savage murder of a young man in Woking, Surrey, months earlier. Eventually the two find themselves on the run from a dangerous killer.

Mask Wars


Author: Joy Ellis
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719809428
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Nikki Galena is a tough detective inspector - maybe too tough, because she has just been given a final warning. Her only hope is to team up with another loner, DS Joseph Easter, the man they call Holy Joe, in a bid to save her tattered reputation. As the two detectives try to find some common ground, the Fenland town of Greenborough is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical, hideous masks. Then a talented young student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected...

Juvenile Justice In America


Author: Clemens Bartollas,Stuart J. Miller Ph.D.
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134164466
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. An in-depth look at juvenile justice lets students see into the minds of delinquents, victims, and field professionals. Juvenile Justice in America provides an in-depth look at the lives of juveniles, their experiences in society, and the consequences of those experiences. The text carefully examines the structures, procedures, policies, and problems of American juvenile justice agencies. The Eighth Edition places further emphasis on delinquency prevention, and features a new chapter on juvenile offender populations to give readers a more comprehensive view of delinquents. Boxed features in every chapter highlight the practical realities of working in the juvenile justice system. The careful balance of theory, evidence-based findings, and practical applications gives readers the most up-to-date insight into the state of juvenile justice in America today. Juvenile Justice in America, 8/e is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Orleans


Author: Sherri L. Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101607858
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall. After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct…but in reality, a new primitive society has been born. Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival. Sherri L. Smith delivers an expertly crafted story about a fierce heroine whose powerful voice and firm determination will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Hawk Quest


Author: Robert Lyndon
Publisher: Redhook
ISBN: 031621955X
Category: Fiction
Page: 658
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The year is 1072. The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks. On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time. The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.

False Future


Author: Dan Krokos
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423154614
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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True Earth has returned during a massive snowstorm in Manhattan—and this time they have an army. Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter know they don't stand a chance against the enemy without Miranda. And once they revive her, she's horrified to find her world in flames. The enemy occupation is brutal, but the director promises to release her hold on the city if Mr. East is turned in, and Miranda and her team are determined to find him. With her grief over the losses she has suffered fueling her spirit, Miranda knows that this time the sacrifices have to be worth it. Packed with suspense and deception, Dan Krokos brings Miranda's journey to a mind-bending conclusion as she risks losing everything in the fight for her future.

Eugenics and Other Evils

An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State
Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton,Michael Wiley Perry
Publisher: Inkling Books
ISBN: 9781587420023
Category: Science
Page: 179
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During the first three decades of the twentieth century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. The New York Times eagerly supported it, gushing about the wonderful "new science." Prominent scientists, such as the plant biologist Luther Burbank, were among its most enthusiastic supporters. And the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations generously funded eugenic research intended to distinguish the 'fit' from the 'unfit.'

Mistress of the Art of Death


Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101206751
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.

Don't Wake Up

The most gripping first chapter you will ever read!
Author: Liz Lawler
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785770586
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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The pitch-black bestselling psychological thriller for fans of Friend Request by Laura Marshall and I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim. So compulsive you can't stop reading. So chilling you won't stop talking about it. Don't Wake Up is a dark, gripping psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist . . . 'Outstanding . . . a rollercoaster of a read' Angela Marsons Read what real readers have to say about DON'T WAKE UP: 'A gripping read right up to the end . . . fast-paced, well written and exciting' 'Full of twists . . . one of the best books I've read in a while' 'Mind-blowing. It kept me guessing from the beginning to the end' 'A perfect balance of suspense, drama, crime and mystery. A superbly executed book I could not stop reading!'

A Gravity's Rainbow Companion

Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel
Author: Steven C. Weisenburger
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820337647
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 440
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Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Weisenburger fully annotates Pynchon's use of languages ranging from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as 1940s street talk, drug lingo, and military slang as well as the more obscure terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The Companion also reveals the underlying organization of Gravity's Rainbow--how the book's myriad references form patterns of meaning and structure that have eluded both admirers and critics of the novel. The Companion is keyed to the pages of the principal American editions of Gravity's Rainbow: Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the special, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the novel as one of twenty "Great Books of the Twentieth Century."

Descriptosaurus

Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14
Author: Alison Wilcox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351606123
Category: Education
Page: 302
View: 5535
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Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around settings, characters and creatures. Descriptosaurus positions the word, zooms in on it to examine the meaning, expands it into phrases, and then provides alternatives in words, phrases and sentences; the model was created and refined over a number of years as a result of feedback from children inside and outside the classroom as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, it provides essential starting points to encourage putting pen to paper, not only inspiring children, but also building their confidence, encouraging them to use, apply and create using the correct grammatical structures, and adding colour to their writing through evaluation and experimentation. New features for this updated third edition include: Sample poems Word banks and model sentences to provide a step-by-step process for development of vocabulary and understanding of phrase, clause and sentence structure Contextualised grammar and punctuation instruction and guidance Units of work where the models can be incorporated in a creative focus A companion website containing all the features of the book, games, planning sheets and vocabulary builders This is an ideal resource to dramatically improve children’s creative writing for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents. It would also make an excellent classroom book for PGCE students, particularly Primary PGCE with English specialism.

A Companion to Crime Fiction


Author: Charles J. Rzepka,Lee Horsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444317923
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 648
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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

How I Write

Secrets of a Bestselling Author
Author: Janet Evanovich,Ina Yalof,Alex Evanovich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
ISBN: 9780312354282
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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In a handbook for aspiring writers, the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels answers important questions about how she comes up with her plots, the creation of memorable characters, what the life of a full-time writer is like, what prospective writers need to know about the publishing industry, how to deal with rejection, and more. Original. 350,000 first printing.

Heartbreakers

Women and Violence in Contemporary Culture and Literature
Author: J. Hendin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403971326
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
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From Medea to Goneril to Sharon Stone's ice-pick murderer to Susan Smith, the image of the violent woman has fascinated readers and audiences in a way that other figures have not. Jo Hendin looks at the figure of the violent woman in her latest book where she argues that a violent woman is a grenade pitched towards both conservative and liberal views of women. Peopled with some of the most fascinating women in history, both real and imagined, Heartbreakers is a thought-provoking read.