City of Devils

They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake.

Author: Paul French

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250170606

Category: History

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Now one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of the Year" From Paul French, the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking—winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction—comes City of Devils, a rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai. Shanghai, 1930s: It was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made—and lost. “Lucky” Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex–U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. “Dapper” Joe Farren—a Jewish boy who fled Vienna’s ghetto—ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivaled Ziegfeld’s. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams could come true.
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City of Devils

They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction they left in their wake.

Author: Paul French

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781787470323

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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'Shanghai's champion storyteller - He grips his reader to the end' Economist 'Gripping, breakneck ultra-noir reminiscent of vintage Ellroy' David Peace, author of Red or Dead 'If you love Richard Lloyd Parry and David Grann, don't miss City of Devils' Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me 1930s Shanghai could give Chicago a run for its money. In the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made - and lost. 'Lucky' Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison in the States, spotted a craze for gambling and rose to become the Slot King of Shanghai. Ruler of the clubs in that day was 'Dapper' Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's and his name was in lights above the city's biggest casino. In 1940 they bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and genocide. They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction they left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams seemed possible. In the vein of true crime books whose real brilliance is the recreation of a time and place, this is an impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse.
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City of Devils

A gripping debut thriller set in 19th-century Turin from the winner of the 2012 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING new novel competition, for fans of CJ Sansom and Imogen Robertson.

Author: Diana Bretherick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409127932

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A gripping debut thriller set in 19th-century Turin from the winner of the 2012 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING new novel competition, for fans of CJ Sansom and Imogen Robertson. The brightest mind meets the darkest killer... 1887. When James Murray, a young Scottish doctor fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind, travels to the vibrant city of Turin, it is to study with Cesare Lombroso, the world-renowned criminologist. But just hours after his introduction to Lombroso, the discovery of a horrifically mutilated body in the nearby Piazza Statuto, and a note that appears to implicate the celebrated criminologist himself, changes everything. With the help of his fellow apprentice, a local investigator and Lombroso's beautiful but enigmatic housekeeper, Murray must put his learning to the test and endeavour to understand the mind of a serial killer if he is to stop the rapidly escalating bloodbath and clear the name of his mentor. Meet the world's first criminologist in this compelling, fast-paced historical thriller.
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City of Devils

Or mummy, as the case may be. Once, it was the City of Angels. But now, Los Angeles is the City of Devils...and Nick has a devil of a job to do.

Author: Justin Robinson

Publisher: City of Devils

ISBN: 1936460491

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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World War II was only the beginning. When the Night War ravages America, turning it into a country of monsters, humans become a downtrodden minority. Nick Moss is the only human private eye in town, and he's on the trail of a missing city councilor. With monsters trying to turn him - or, better yet, simply kill him - he's got to watch his back while trying to find his man. Or mummy, as the case may be. Once, it was the City of Angels. But now, Los Angeles is the City of Devils...and Nick has a devil of a job to do.
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The Devil in the City of Angels

Discover the true stories of spiritual warfare being waged in the streets and alleys of L.A."--Amazon website

Author: Jesse Romero

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ISBN: 1505113709

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"I went from an indifferent apathetic Sunday Mass attending Catholic Christian to an on fire Catholic Christian in a few short years. What reignited my faith? The many encounters I had with the occult and diabolical." So says renowned Catholic apologist and retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Jesse Romero. Now for the first time in print, Romero reveals the harrowing details of his experiences with the demonic while working for the LASD. Discover the true stories of spiritual warfare being waged in the streets and alleys of L.A., including: Romero's encounters with Richard Ramirez, the infamous "Night Stalker" How the Rosary drove out a demon that had taken hold of a young man What happened when inmates involved in the occult would try to say "Jesus is Lord" How a young man who had committed suicide returned to beg his parents for prayers to release him from the pains of Purgatory ...and much more. The Devil in the City of Angels is much more than a catalog of strange and terrifying events. It exposes Satan as the Father of Lies so we can see how he works, and how to defeat him. Drawing on his own experiences as well as the most authoritative sources, Romero offers the reader numerous cautionary tales, ut also that hope that is only found in Jesus Christ and his Church.
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North Dakota

The following month , February 1884 , Lt. Creel's townsite became a village ; a village known as City of Devils Lake . City hood would come to Devils Lake in 1887 and with it a mayor . The honor of becoming Devils Lake's first elected ...

Author: Joseph L. Gavett

Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing, Ltd

ISBN: 1603861157

Category: Cities and towns

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Devils Lake Emergency Outlet Scoping Document

The City of Devils Lake was unable to pay the local cost share for the latest raise of the dike protecting the City and other local govemment entities claim to have exhausted their financial resources in coping with the current flooding ...

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Nuevo Noir Trilogy

Tighten your belt, check your bra strap and chamber a round. The night is young. A City of Devils is a trilogy, Nuevo Noir crime fiction, from no less an author than Nils Grevillius.

Author: Nils Grevillius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1518759440

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Welcome to Pasadena, California, circa 1970 to 1990. The date doesn't matter, but the days and hours do. Known to all the world as a city of science and art, who could also know its seedy, gritty underside. Old Town was once Skid Row...with dive bars, pawn shops and bookie joints studding Colorado Boulevard like shell casings at a crime scene. A City of Devils - where everyone is on the make, on the take or half-baked. When the wealthy, the wonton or the desperate get caught up short, their go-to guy is Luke Fitz. Tighten your belt, check your bra strap and chamber a round. The night is young. A City of Devils is a trilogy, Nuevo Noir crime fiction, from no less an author than Nils Grevillius.
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Devils Lake North Dakota Integrated Planning Report

CROOKSTON DAILY TIMES CASS CITY REPORTER CARNEGIE REGIONAL LIBRARY BISMARCK TRIBUNE BISMARCK TRIBUNE BENSON COUNTY FARMERS PRESS BARNES COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS DEVILS LAKE CHAMBER IND STATE LIBRARY ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556034591388

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Storm Data

Power lines , trees and linds downed many communities from Kingston area to greater New York City , as heavy downpour ... Tomade sighted 3:36 p.m. 7 miles west of Devils Lake moving east northeast , lifted as it moved over Devils Lake .

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ISBN: IND:30000103705194

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