Death Among the Ruins

In the second in Pamela Christie's witty, deliciously unconventional Regency mystery series, Arabella Beaumont—courtesan and sleuth—discovers that the pursuit of art can be a dangerous thing.

Author: Pamela Christie

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758286437

Category: Fiction

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In the second in Pamela Christie's witty, deliciously unconventional Regency mystery series, Arabella Beaumont—courtesan and sleuth—discovers that the pursuit of art can be a dangerous thing. . . London's aristocrats pay handsomely for the company of courtesan Arabella Beaumont. Arabella, in turn, wisely invests her earnings in an art collection that will endure long after her legendary charms have faded. It's a decided blow, then, when her antiquities dealer is murdered before he can procure an item for which she paid dearly—a rare and provocative statue of Pan. Undaunted, Arabella decides to travel to Italy and locate the treasure herself. What begins as a delightful caprice soon takes on a sinister aspect. Arabella's quest appears to have made her a donna fatale, causing death and mayhem wherever she goes. A thing of beauty may be a joy forever, but Arabella's own life could be cut scandalously short unless she can locate the statue, and uncover the heart of an ever-deepening mystery. . . Praise For Death And The Courtesan "A delectable treat for the historical mystery lover to savor. You will be left eager for Arabella's next adventure!" —Teresa Grant, author of The Paris Affair "Historical mystery readers fond of arch and ribald takes on the genre will best appreciate Christie's debut." —Publishers Weekly
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Death Among the Ruins

His first wife had died of breast cancer, some four years earlier, and he had not found living alone to be a happy experience. As a Circuit Judge, Craft knew he ... In Tampa, the Judge and his new wife, Robbie, had Death Among the Ruins 23.

Author: John R. Feegel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595248902

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Fast paced murder mystery filled with forensic intrigue, set in Mexico's Yucatan penninsula and Maya ruins. Cocaine addicted Florida judge kills his wife for her money, sends his lover to Chichen Itza to create an alibi. Mexican autopsy and investigation at the urging of a Florida County Sheriff's Deputy unravels the truth.
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Dark Lens

ruins are the traces, are of far greater fascination than the ordinary vistas of the everyday; and while Burke believes that ... 17 Death becomes here a dark divinity of sorts, or at least an absolute that, much to Derrida's apparent ...

Author: Françoise Meltzer

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ISBN: 9780226625638

Category: History

Page: 256

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"This book draws on literature, painting, and a never-before-seen cache of photographs to explore the representation of catastrophe and the targeting of civilians in war. Focusing on images of Nazi Germany's bombed-out cities, the author connects the fraught aesthetics of ruins with the problem of how to acknowledge German suffering."--Provided by publisher.
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The Cake Tree in the Ruins

His father and mother were killed in the raid. His sister died shortly afterwards. The unforgettably powerful stories in this book are inspired by his memories of that time.

Author: Akiyuki Nosaka

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782274193

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Intensely moving stories that tell of the absurd violence of war, and tenderly depict the animals and children caught in its vortex 'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014 In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka lived through the Allied firebombing of Kobe. His father and mother were killed in the raid. His sister died shortly afterwards. The unforgettably powerful stories in this book are inspired by his memories of that time. A lonely whale searches the oceans for a mate, and sacrifices himself for love; a mother desperately tries to save her son with her tears; a huge, magnificent tree grows amid the ruins of a burnt-out town, its branches made from the sweetest cake imaginable. Profound, heartbreaking and aglow with a piercing beauty, these stories express the chaos and terror of conflict, yet also reveal how love can illuminate even the darkest moment. Akiyuki Nosaka was born in 1930 in Japan, and was a member of the yakeato generation, 'the generation of the ashes', who survived the devastating firebombing of Japan during the Second World War. Nosaka was an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, essayist, lyricist, singer and politician. His adoptive parents were killed in the Allied firebombing of Kobe, and after he was evacuated with his sister, she died of malnutrition. These experiences inspired the stories in this collection, as well as one of his best-known works, Grave of the Fireflies, which was turned into a hugely successful Studio Ghibli film (called 'a masterpiece' by the Guardian), and which is forthcoming in a new translation from Pushkin Press. Nosaka died in 2015.
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The Great Peshtigo Fire

There exists between the horse and his master a species of friendship akin to that which unites two friends, and which in the man frequently survives the death of his fourfooted companion. Whilst wandering among the ruins I met several ...

Author: Peter Pernin

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870206849

Category: History

Page: 64

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Reverend Peter Pernin was the parish priest for Peshtigo and nearby Marinette, whose churches burned to the ground. He published his account of the fire in 1874. The late William Converse Haygood served as editor of the Wisconsin Magazine of History from 1957 to 1975. He prepared this version of Father Pernin's account on the occasion of the Peshtigo Fire's centennial in 1971. Foreword writer Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University in Tempe and author of numerous books on wildland fire, including Fire in America.
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Bloodstained ruins Description of Sebastopol etc

... and was displayed by the people to learn literally cut scores of them to pieces . the minutest particulars of what had some were buried in the ruins , many been seen and heard on the outside ; | crawled away and died of their wounds ...

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Among the Ruins

Author: Enrique Gómez Carrillo

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ISBN: WISC:89100115013

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 346

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Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay

hallowed ground,”10 and the “Holy Grail” of Soviet dark tourism.11 Paul Dobraszczyk, who has visited the site, ... 12Paul Dobraszczyk, “Petrified Ruin: Chernobyl, Pripyat and the Death of the City,” City: Analysis of Urban Trends, ...

Author: Siobhan Lyons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319933900

Category: Social Science

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This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.
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