The Hangman's Song


Author: James Oswald
Publisher: HarperWeekend
ISBN: 9781443441124
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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“The new Ian Rankin.” —SUNDAY TELEGRAPH The Hangman’s Song is the thrilling third novel in James Oswald’s Inspector McLean series, set in Edinburgh. A young man is found hanging by a rope in his Edinburgh home. A simple, sad suicide, yet Detective Inspector Tony McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note. A second hanged man and another strange note hint at a sinister pattern. Investigating a brutal prostitution and human trafficking ring, McLean struggles to find time to link the two suicides. But the discovery of a third convinces him of malicious intent. Digging deeper, McLean finds answers much closer to home than he expects. Something terrifying stalks the city streets, and bringing it to justice may destroy all he holds dear. “Crime fiction’s next big thing.” —DAILY RECORD

Causas naturales


Author: James Oswald
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408132733
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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El cuerpo mutilado de una joven es descubierto en una habitación oculta y cerrada. Sus restos, cuidadosamente colocados a modo de macabro ritual, se remontan setenta años atrás. Mientras, la policía escocesa investiga una serie de asesinatos ocurridos en la actualidad. En un mundo donde se supone que los demonios no existen, el detective Anthony McLean es uno de los pocos que pueden sentir su presencia. McLean, convencido de que sus premoniciones oníricas tienen mucho de verdad, se basará en ellas para resolver el caso. «La voz más poderosa de la novela negra actual.» The Sunday Telegraph

La hija del verdugo


Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Urano
ISBN: 9788492915132
Category: Fiction
Page: 445
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Alemania, 1659. en Schongau, un pequeño pueblo bávaro, rescatan del río a un niño agonizante con una extraña marca en el hombro. Jakob Kuisl, verdugo y depositario de la sabiduría, debe investigar si el brutal ataque está relacionado con alguna clase de b

Hangman's Song


Author: Charles G. West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662824
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Preacher Nathaniel Rix and his sons bring the Word of the Lord to the lost souls settled on the Western frontier—and deliver salvation from the end of a pistol barrel. Homesteaders and heathens alike are sinners in Rix’s eyes . . . and removing them from temptation provides him with such Earthly rewards as gold and weapons for his gospel spreading crusade. Jordan Gray still mourns the loss of his wife and son, their murders gnawing away at his soul. A long winter of self-imposed exile in the Big Horn Mountains has given him an enlightened perspective on the nature of good and evil. And when he finds himself wanted for a murder committed by the Rix family, Jordan takes it upon himself to deliver vengeance. “Rarely has an author painted the great American West in strokes so bold, vivid, and true.” —Ralph Compton

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet


Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857301888
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further. 'The writing is taut, visceral, visual and wry, and the plot is smartly slick - fans of the series will not be disappointed by this latest edition to the Jesse Stone canon' - Lovereading

The British Traditional Ballad in North America


Author: Tristram Potter Coffin,Roger deV. Renwick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292735073
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
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Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering on the theme of story variation, the book examines ballad variation in general, treats the development of the traditional ballad into an art form, and provides a bibliographical guide to story variation as well as a general bibliography of titles referred to in the guide. Roger deV. Renwick's supplement to The British Traditional Ballad in North America provides a thorough review of all sources of North American ballad materials published from 1963, the date of the last revision of the original volume, to 1977. The references, which include published text fragments and published title lists of items in archival collections, are arranged according to each ballad's story variations. Textual and thematic comparisons among ballads in the British and American tradition are made throughout. In his introductory essay Renwick synthesizes the various theoretical approaches to the phenomenon of variation that have appeared in scholarly publications since 1963 and provides examples from texts referred to in the bibliographical guide itself. The supplement, like its parent work, is an invaluable reference tool for the study of variation in ballad form, content, and style. Together with the reprinted text of the 1963 edition, the supplement provides an exhaustive bibliography to the literature on the British traditional ballad in North America.

The Hangman's Companion


Author: Joseph Flynn
Publisher: Stray Dog Press Inc
ISBN: 097641709X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Jim McGill, the first private eye to live in the White House, calls himself The President's Henchman. As the husband of President Patricia Darden Grant, he can call himself pretty much what he wants.But with privilege comes obligation. When Patti travels to a G-8 meeting in England, McGill is fitted for evening wear and drafted to be Patti's escort at a gilded dinner. He's okay with that. But while Patti is busy reshaping the world, McGill fears his time will be occupied cutting ribbons.Then Glen Kinnard's daughter, Emilie, asks for help. McGill knows Kinnard from their days as Chicago cops. They were never friends and once almost came to blows. But McGill is a soft touch for a young woman looking out for her dad, and, oh, does Kinnard need help.Taking the ashes of his late wife to her native Paris, Kinnard got into a fight with the star player of the French national soccer team. The brawl under the Pont d'Iena, the bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, left Kinnard unconscious and the Frenchman dead. Kinnard swears he was only trying to protect a woman the Frenchman was beating. But the woman has disappeared.The French allow McGill to investigate, provided he accepts Gabriella Casale, a State Department Security Officer as his bodyguard, that he works with the investigating magistrate assigned to the case, and that he wraps things up in a week.In Paris, McGill encounters gypsy con artists, British soccer hooligans and a monstrous brute known as The Undertaker. And he tries to ignore rumors reaching him that the president of France was Patti's old college boyfriend, and things back in England are heating up once again.Time is short and there's a lot to do because at the end of the week McGill still has to don his white tie and tails for dinner with Patti and the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465518517
Category:
Page: 162
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Cabins in the Laurel


Author: Muriel Earley Sheppard
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620774
Category: History
Page: 302
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In 1928 New York native Muriel Earley Sheppard moved with her mining engineer husband to the Toe River Valley -- an isolated pocket in North Carolina between the Blue Ridge and Iron Mountains. Sheppard began visiting her neighbors and forming friendships in remote coves and rocky clearings, and in 1935 her account of life in the mountains -- Cabins in the Laurel -- was published. The book included 128 striking photographs by the well-known Chapel Hill photographer, Bayard Wootten, a frequent visitor to the area. The early reviews of Cabins in the Laurel were overwhelmingly positive, but the mountain people -- Sheppard's friends and subjects -- initially felt that she had portrayed them as too old-fashioned, even backward. As novelist John Ehle shows in his foreword, though, fifty years have made a huge difference, and the people of the Toe River Valley have been among its most affectionate readers. This new large-format edition, which makes use of many of Wootten's original negatives, will introduce Sheppard's words and Wootten's photography to a whole new generation of readers -- in the Valley and beyond.

I Wonder as I Wander

The Life of John Jacob Niles
Author: Ron Pen
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813139813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 408
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Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892--1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian and African American folk songs. At the age of sixteen Niles wrote one of his most enduring tunes, "Go 'Way from My Window," basing it on a song fragment from a black farm worker. This iconic song has been performed by folk artists ever since and may even have inspired the opening line of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe." In I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles, the first full-length biography of Niles, Ron Pen offers a rich portrait of the musician's character and career. Using Niles's own accounts from his journals, notebooks, and unpublished autobiography, Pen tracks his rise from farm boy to songwriter and folk collector extraordinaire. Niles was especially interested in documenting the voices of his fellow World War I soldiers, the people of Appalachia, and the spirituals of African Americans. In the 1920s he collaborated with noted photographer Doris Ulmann during trips to Appalachia, where he transcribed, adapted, and arranged traditional songs and ballads such as "Pretty Polly" and "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair." Niles's preservation and presentation of American folk songs earned him the title of "Dean of American Balladeers," and his theatrical use of the dulcimer is credited with contributing to the popularity of that instrument today. Niles's dedication to the folk music tradition lives on in generations of folk revival artists such as Jean Ritchie, Joan Baez, and Oscar Brand. I Wonder as I Wander explores the origins and influences of the American folk music resurgence of the 1950s and 1960s, and finally tells the story of a man at the forefront of that movement.

La muerte no es un juego de niños


Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8408111701
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 384
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Inglaterra, 1950. Flavia de Luce tiene once años y tres pasiones: los venenos, molestar a sus hermanas mayores y resolver misterios. Hace un tiempo ayudó a la policía con un asesinato, pero desde entonces su único consuelo son los experimentos que realiza en su laboratorio, ubicado en un ala deshabitada de la mansión en la que vive con su excéntrica familia. Así pues, cuando aparece una furgoneta anunciando un espectáculo de títeres, Flavia es la primera en meter la nariz en el asunto. El día de la función, aunque el lleno total hace prever un gran éxito, un trágico accidente lo enturbia todo. Aunque... ¿Seguro que se trata de un accidente? Sin perder un segundo, Flavia se monta en Gladys, su fiel bicicleta, y pedalea a la caza de las pistas que le permitan resolver este nuevo enigma. ¿Podrá una niña enfrentarse sola a los peligros que le acechan en el camino hacia la verdad? En La muerte no es un juego de niños, Alan Bradley, uno de los genios de la narrativa detectivesca, vuelve a sumergirnos en una ingeniosa y apasionante historia de misterio de la mano de la investigadora más singular, sarcástica e inolvidable del panorama narrativo actual. «Los comentarios frívolos nunca me han gustado demasiado, sobre todo cuando los hacen otros y, más concretamente, me importan un pimiento cuando proceden de un adulto. La experiencia me dice que los chistes en boca de alguien lo suficientemente mayor como para actuar con madurez, a menudo no son más que un disfraz para algo bastante peor.»

El reino de los huesos


Author: Stephen Gallagher
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 842703816X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Mediados del siglo XIX. En un mundo oscuro y siniestro donde las cosas no son siempre lo que parecen, entre salas de música, competiciones de boxeo y compañías ambulantes de teatro, un hombre acusado de una serie de espantosos crímenes que no ha cometido lucha por limpiar su nombre y salvar su alma... El reino de los huesos narra la historia de cómo la obsesión humana es capaz de truncar multitud de vidas. Una inquietante novela basada en hechos reales que demuestra que el amor puede ser la fuerza más maravillosa de nuestras vidas, o el mecanismo de nuestras peores pesadillas. Lamentablemente, no podemos elegir de quién nos enamoramos, incluso cuando el objeto de nuestro deseo se convierte en la causa de nuestra destrucción final...

El bosque del cisne negro


Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788492723782
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 416
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American Ballads and Songs


Author: Louise Pound
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ballads, English
Page: 266
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Lonesome Tunes, Folk Songs from the Kentucky Mountains


Author: Howard Brockway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 102
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Una mujer en tu camino (Inspector Sejer 5)


Author: Karin Fossum
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 8439725736
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Quinta entrega de la serie de novela negra escandinava protagonizada por el inspector Sejer. Gunder Jomann se siente un hombre feliz tras regresar de un viaje a la India. Allí ha conseguido lo que más deseaba: una joven y maravillosa esposa. Pero su destino se trunca inesperadamente cuando, el día que ella debe llegar a Noruega, desaparece sin dejar rastro. Poco después, el cuerpo de una mujer extranjera aparece mutilado a las afueras del pueblo. El inspector Sejer y su colega Skarre se ponen tras la pista del asesino. En una pequeña comunidad donde todo el mundo se conoce y los secretos son difíciles de ocultar, nadie es sospechoso y, al mismo tiempo, cualquiera podría ser un asesino. Reseñas: «La dama noruega del crimen... Un thriller atractivo y atmosférico.» Daily Mail «Leer novelas criminales que irradian tal sabiduría y calidez, unido a un sólido trabajo literario, es un placer inusual.» Dagsavisen

Ahorcado


Author: Daniel Cole
Publisher: GRIJALBO
ISBN: 8425357403
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Ahorcado, un thriller vertiginoso donde el asesinato es una obra de arte. Dieciocho meses después del caso Ragdoll un asesino siembra el terror a ambos lados del Atlántico. En el puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York, aparece un cadáver colgando con la palabra ANZUELO grabada en el pecho. Poco después, como si un asesino imitador anduviera suelto, se descubre en Londres un cuerpo con la palabra MARIONETA marcada en el torso. Han pasado dieciocho meses desde los crímenes de Ragdoll, y la detective Emily Baxter de la policía británica viaja a los Estados Unidos para colaborar con los agentes especiales de la CIA y el FBI encargados del caso. Mientras aparecen nuevas víctimas en escenarios cada vez más teatrales y macabros, los agentes deben identificar quién está moviendo los hilos y atrapar a un asesino que no tiene nada que perder. Los lectores y la crítica opinan: «¡Súper emocionante, como una buena película de suspense!» Lovely Books «Aterrador, inquietante y endiabladamente excelente.» Amazon «Cole no duda en superar todos los límites, tanto en los asesinatos como en los diálogos [...] los lectores que esperen estremecerse de espanto incluso más que con Ragdoll, quedarán satisfechos.» Publishers Weekly «Daniel Cole nos trae la secuela de Ragdoll, y es una aventura de adrenalina garantizada.» Gooodreads «Una compleja red de mentiras y manipulación que te hará reflexionar sobre cómo se crean los villanos. Y por supuesto, muchos giros para que todo el mundo disfrute.» The Misstery Blog

No soy yo


Author: Tillie Cole
Publisher: Principal de los Libros
ISBN: 8416223734
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Hace años, dos niños de mundos diferentes conectaron de una forma única que les cambiaría la vida para siempre. Salome no conoce nada más allá de los límites de la comuna del profeta David, pero después de un terrible suceso, no puede aguantar más y decide arriesgarlo todo para escapar a un mundo desconocido y oscuro para ella.Styx ha nacido para vestir el cuero. Presidente de los Verdugos, uno de los clubs de moteros más infames del país, vive rodeado de violencia, sexo, drogas y motos, y no busca nada más en la vida. Hasta que un día, aparece en su puerta una mujer al borde de la muerte. Una mujer que le resulta extrañamente familiar."Debes leer este libro." HOLLY'S HOT READS"Diferente. Emocionante. Imposible dejar de leerlo." LISA BARNES"No puedo esperar a leer el resto de la saga para ver qué se le ha ocurrido a Tillie Cole." AMANDA DUCE

Hudibras

In Three Parts; Written in the Time of The Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, And A Preface
Author: Samuel Butler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 446
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Una casa en Thornwood


Author: Anna Romer
Publisher: SUMA INTERNACIONAL
ISBN: 8483655217
Category: Fiction
Page: 568
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Cuando tú eres lo único que separa un pasado violento del destino de aquellos a quienes amas, ¿hasta dónde estás dispuesto a llegar para salvarlos? Una misteriosa herencia Audrey hereda de su exmarido, que ha muerto de forma súbita e inesperada, una finca abandonada en Queensland. Decide no venderla y aprovechar la oportunidad para escapar de la ciudad y de una vida sin mucho aliciente. Un terrible secreto En una habitación descubre la fotografía de un guapo médico de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Samuel Riordan, el antiguo dueño de la casa. Pronto se obsesiona con él y empieza a indagar sobre su vida hasta descubrir que fue acusado de asesinar a su esposa a la vuelta de la guerra en 1946. Cuando le cuentan sobre otras muertes inexplicables en época reciente, una de ellas la de una adolescente cuyas heridas recordaban a la primera víctima, empiezaa sospechar que el asesino sigue vivo. Un nuevo amor La investigación de Audrey provocará en el asesino la necesidad de matar de nuevo. Justo cuando ella estaba empezando a encajar en la comunidad. Justo cuando su hija y su suegra estaban entablando una bonita relación. Justo cuando ella había encontrado un hombre que le hace pensar que es el momento de amar de nuevo. Reseñas: «A caballo entre pasado y presente, esta absorbente novela sobre amor, secretos de familia y muertes te enganchará desde la primera hasta la última página.» New Idea Book Club, Pick of the Week «Cuando me senté a escribir esta reseña me rondaban tantas sensaciones y tantos pensamientos que temía no saber plasmar lo mucho que me había gustado este libro. Entonces leí la nota de prensa de la editorial y me relajé. Ya tenía el resumen perfecto: "Un thriller gótico maravillosamente tramado y ambientado en la Australia rural". Eso es este libro.» australianbookshelf.wordpress.com