A Certain Malice

. . . Praise for A Certain Malice “In a long tradition of oddball amateur detectives, the flamboyant Bowdre is a welcome addition.

Author: Jake Page

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307789181

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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“Jake Page is one of the Southwest’s most distinguished writers.”—The Denver Post A bizarre murder leaves two teenagers dead in a desert arroyo, their naked bodies side by side, face up under the New Mexican sun. Near them, etched in stone, is a symbol unlike any Native American marking. What does it signify? The puzzle is made to order for Mo Bowdre's quirky and capacious intelligence. But Bowdre, a wildlife sculptor and occasional sleuth, may be in over his head, as he becomes embroiled in a possible case of ritual killing—and a certain malice. . . . Praise for A Certain Malice “In a long tradition of oddball amateur detectives, the flamboyant Bowdre is a welcome addition. He’s certainly offbeat and larger than life.”—L.A. Life “Page’s mysteries are standouts.”—The Houston Chronicle “Move over, Tony Hillerman”—The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer
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A Certain Malice

When Sergeant Cam Fraser relocates to a small town to escape the murder of his wife and son, he may find that they past has followed him home.

Author: Felicity Young

Publisher: Creme De LA Crime

ISBN: 0954763440

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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When Sergeant Cam Fraser relocates to a small town to escape the murder of his wife and son, he may find that they past has followed him home.
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Big Book of Malice

Witty, sharp and brutally honest, this collection is certain to delight and provoke readers of all ages. ‘Good people can be crashing bores.

Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184751468

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Malice. The word is synonymous with Khushwant Singh; his pen has spared no one. For over four decades as India’s most widely-read columnist, he has commented on just about everything: religion, politics, our future, our past, prohibition, impotency, presidents, politicians, cricket, dog-haters, astrologers, the banning of books, the secret of 1ongevity...the list is endless. Candid to the point of being outrageous, Khushwant Singh makes both his reader and subject wince. He writes unabashedly on nose picking, wife-bashing, bribing journalists, gender wars and the desires of an octogenarian; on Nehru and Edwina, Laloo, Bal Thackeray, Chandraswami and Sonia Gandhi, among host of others. Khushwant Singh’s Big Book of Malice brings together some of his nastiest and most irreverent pieces. Witty, sharp and brutally honest, this collection is certain to delight and provoke readers of all ages. ‘Good people can be crashing bores. Evil men who combine evil-doing with drunkenness, debauchery and making illicit money make more interesting characters because they pack their lives with action. They do what most of us would like to do but do not have the guts to.’ —Khushwant Singh
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Malice Aforethought

Summer. 1930.

Author: Francis Iles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409109129

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A classic crime masterpiece - and major TV adaptation On a balmy summer's day in 1930 the great and the good of the county are out in force for the annual, much-anticipated tennis party at the Bickleighs, although not everyone has much enthusiasm for the game. The tennis party exists for other reasons - and charmingly mannered infidelity is now the most popular pastime in the small but exclusive Devonshire hamlet of Wyvern's Cross. Which is why, in his own garden, the host, Dr Edmund Bickleigh, is desperately fighting to conceal the two things on his mind: a mounting passion for Gwynfryd Rattery - and the certain conviction that he is going to kill his wife . . .
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With Malice toward Some

“Their business should be, and only be, to distribute, on a certain fixed day, tickets to whoever may call for them.”82 Fraud happened, with two agents from ...

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469614069

Category: History

Page: 432

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Few issues created greater consensus among Civil War-era northerners than the belief that the secessionists had committed treason. But as William A. Blair shows in this engaging history, the way politicians, soldiers, and civilians dealt with disloyalty varied widely. Citizens often moved more swiftly than federal agents in punishing traitors in their midst, forcing the government to rethink legal practices and definitions. In reconciling the northern contempt for treachery with a demonstrable record of judicial leniency toward the South, Blair illuminates the other ways that northerners punished perceived traitors, including confiscating slaves, arresting newspaper editors for expressions of free speech, and limiting voting. Ultimately, punishment for treason extended well beyond wartime and into the framework of Reconstruction policies, including the construction of the Fourteenth Amendment. Establishing how treason was defined not just by the Lincoln administration, Congress, and the courts but also by the general public, Blair reveals the surprising implications for North and South alike.
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Cold Malice

Praise for Quentin Bates 'Superior crime fiction set in Iceland... well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural' The Times 'A meticulously constructed thriller, peopled with exceptionally convincing characters and shot ...

Author: Quentin Bates

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472131829

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Reykjavík detective Gunnhildur Gísladóttir tries not to believe in ghosts. But when Helgi, one of her team is certain he's seen a man who had been declared dead more than fifteen years ago, she reluctantly gives him some unofficial leeway to look into it. Has the not-so-dead man returned from the grave to settle old scores, or has he just decided to take a last look around his old haunts? Either way, there are people who have nursed grudges for years, hoping for a reckoning one day. Even the rumour of his being alive and kicking is enough to spark a storm of fury and revenge, with Gunnhildur and Helgi caught up in the middle of it. Praise for Quentin Bates: 'A great read - leaves you craving the next installment' - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 'A meticulously constructed thriller, peopled with exceptionally convincing characters and shot through with black humour. Frozen Out is as chilling as an Icelandic winter' - S.J. Bolton 'Superior crime fiction set in Iceland... this is a well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural' - The Times on Cold Comfort '[A] crackling fiction debut ... palpable authenticity' - Publishers Weekly on Frozen Out
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Tho Dangerfield s Ansvver To a Certain Scandalous Lying Pamphlet Entituled Malice Defeated Or The Deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier Together with Some Particular Remarks Made from Her Own Words an Acknowledgment of Matter of Fact and a Short Com Pendium of the Principal Transactions of Her Life and Con Versation All which are Wrote by the Hand of Tho Dangerfield A Lover of Truth Vndisguis d

Author: Thomas Dangerfield

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:613952451

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Tho Dangerfield s Answer to a Certain Scandalous Lying Pamphlet Entituled Malice Defeated Or The Deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier Together with Some Particular Remarks Made from Her Own Words an Acknowledgment of Matter of Fact and a Short Compendium of the Principal Transactions of Her Life and Conversation All which are Wrote by the Hand of Tho Dangerfield a Lover of Truth Undisguis d

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ISBN: OCLC:912878225

Category: Popish Plot, 1678

Page: 20

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My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought 7

It happened all too fast… B1 admitted to his attempted murder of Kyoka Yukimura, but he broke out from the police station and fled into the night.

Author: Hajime Inoryu

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781636992853

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 191

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It happened all too fast… B1 admitted to his attempted murder of Kyoka Yukimura, but he broke out from the police station and fled into the night. Just as the country was being notified of his escape, he suddenly appeared “at a certain place.” In his hand was a glimmering silver knife…
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Beautiful Malice

It takes a certain personality type, a certain sharpness that I just don't have.' She pauses for a moment, then looks at me more seriously.

Author: Rebecca James

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571255306

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed? Following a horrific tragedy that leaves her once perfect family devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity. But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice's contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice's joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again. But being friends with Alice is complicated - and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel. And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice - she doesn't like being cast off. Shocking and utterly absorbing, Rebecca James's strong narrative will grip readers from the very first page. BEAUTIFUL MALICE has become a publishing phenomenon, sparking numerous auctions worldwide, selling to 27 countries, and launching a previously unknown writer into the centre of the international book market.
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