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William Desmond Taylor

By Bruce Long
  • ISBN Code: : 1461674344
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Performing Arts
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By reprinting over 400 items from contemporary newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, this book reveals Taylor's life in Hollywood—from his arrival as a minor actor in 1912 until his death in 1922 as one of Hollywood's top directors.

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  • Total of Pages : 361
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F. Scott Fitzgerald named it, Louis Armstrong launched it, Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson orchestrated it, and now Arnold Shaw chronicles this fabulous era in The Jazz Age. Spicing his account with lively anecdotes and inside stories, he describes the astonishing outpouring of significant musical innovations that emerged during the "Roaring Twenties"--including blues, jazz, band music, torch ballads, operettas and musicals--and sets them against the background of the Prohibition world of the Flapper. The jazz age set the sound of popular music into the 1950s. It included the flowering of improvised music by such artists as Armstrong, Bix Benderbecke, and Duke Ellington; the maturation and Americanization of the Broadway musical theatre; the explosion of the arts celebrated in the Harlem Renaissance; the rise of the classical blues singers starting with Mamie Smith and climaxing with Bessie Smith; the evolution of ragtime into stride piano; the spread of "speakeasy" night life and the emergence of the Cabaret singers; the musical creativity of a whole range of composers and songwriters including Kern, Gershwin, Berlin, Youmans, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter, whom Shaw calls Song Laureate of the Roaring 20s. Here is a lively account of all these significant developments and personalities. A bibliography, detailed discography, and two informative lists--songs of the 20s in Variety's Golden 100 and films featuring singers and songwriters of the era--round out the book.

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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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  • Total of Pages : 312
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From the Roaring Twenties to the 1970s detectives reigned supreme in police departments across the country. In this tightly woven slice of true crime reportage, Thomas A. Reppetto offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most notable investigations to occur during the golden age of the detective in American criminal justice. From William Burns, who during his heyday was known as America’s Sherlock Holmes, to Thad Brown, who probed the notorious Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles, to Elliott Ness, who cleaned up the Cleveland police but failed to capture the “Mad Butcher” who decapitated at least a dozen victims, American Detective offers an indelible portrait of the famous sleuths and investigators who played a major role in cracking some of the most notorious criminal cases in U.S. history. Along the way Reppetto takes us deep inside the detective bureaus that were once the nerve centers behind crime-fighting on the streets of America’s great cities, including the FBI itself, under the direction of America’s “top cop,” J. Edgar Hoover. According to Reppetto, detectives were once able watchdogs until their role in policing became diluted by patrol strategies ranging from “stop and frisk” to community policing. Reppetto argues against these current policing systems and calls for a return to the primacy of the detective in criminal investigations.

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000142434
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Law
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  • Pdf File: homicide.pdf

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  • Pdf File: mabel-normand.pdf

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American silent film star Mabel Normand (1892–1930) appeared in a string of popular movies opposite the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle during the 1910s and 1920s, before dying of tuberculosis at age 37. Her brief but remarkable career, which included director and writer credits as well as heading her own studio and production company, was marred by scandal—police connected her to the unsolved 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor—that defined her legacy. This book highlights Normand’s substantial yet long overlooked contributions to film history and popular culture, tracing her life from humble beginnings on Staten Island to the heights of world superstardom.

The Book of Cold Cases

By Simone St. James
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 044000022X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-cold-cases.pdf

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A Most Anticipated Novel by PopSugar * Crime Reads * Goodreads * A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel. In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect—a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases—a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 1524714704
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: one-of-us-is-lying.pdf

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All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next!

Directoyr of World Cinema: Japan 2

By John Berra
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  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Book Code : 184150551X
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: directoyr-of-world-cinema.pdf

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Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment of Directory of World Cinema: Japan, this volume continues the exploration of the enduring classics, cult favorites, and contemporary blockbusters of Japanese cinema with new contributions from leading critics and film scholars. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of two previously unexplored genres--youth cinema and films depicting lower-class settings--considered alongside discussions of popular narrative forms, including J-Horror, samurai cinema, anime, and the Japanese New Wave. Accompanying the critical essays in this volume are more than 150 new film reviews, complemented by full-color film stills, and significantly expanded references for further study. From the Golden Age to the film festival favorites of today, Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2 completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.

The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror

By James Presley
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605987239
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 608
  • Pdf File: the-phantom-killer.pdf

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Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United States The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers lanes" in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Dubbed "the Phantom murders" by the press, these grisly crimes took place in an America before dial telephones, DNA science, and criminal profiling. Even pre-television, print and radio media stirred emotions to a fever pitch. The Phantom Killer, exhaustively researched, is the only definitive nonfiction book on the case, and includes details from an unpublished account by a survivor, and rare, never-before-published photographs. Although the case lives on today on television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted the reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings.

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

By Dean Jobb
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 144345334X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 631
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The chilling true-crime story of the Victorian era’s deadliest doctor “When a doctor does go wrong, he is the first of criminals,” Sherlock Holmes observed during one of his most puzzling murder investigations. Incredibly, at the time the words of the world’s most famous fictional detective appeared in print in the Strand Magazine, a real-life Canadian doctor was stalking and murdering women in London’s downtrodden Lambeth neighbourhood. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream had been a suspect in the deaths of two women in Canada, and had killed as many as four people in Chicago before he arrived in London in 1891 and began using pills laced with strychnine to kill prostitutes. The Lambeth Poisoner, as he was dubbed in the press, became one of the most prolific serial killers in history. In this fascinating book, Dean Jobb reveals how bungled investigations, corrupt officials and failed prosecutions allowed Cream to evade detection or freed him to kill, again and again. The first complete account of Dr. Cream’s crimes and his many victims explores how the stifling morality and hypocrisy of the Victorian era allowed this monster to poison vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help. It offers an inside account of Scotland Yard’s desperate search for a killer as brazen and efficient as Jack the Ripper.

The Investigation

By Stanislaw Lem
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0544080092
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: the-investigation.pdf

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An eerie and offbeat mystery by a Kafka Prize–winning author. The case confronting Lieutenant Gregory is not one that a man of Scotland Yard would expect. In fact, it is not one any sane man would care to entertain. Bodies are disappearing. The initial assumption is that a grave robber is roaming London and defiling local morgues. But upon further examination, it seems the deceased are, in fact, resurrecting. As Gregory stumbles his way through the tangled clues, seeking advice from scientific, philosophical, and theological experts alike, he finds himself tossed into a baffling metaphysical puzzle of incomprehensible truths and unbelievable realities. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “closer to Kafka than the police precinct house,” Lem’s intelligent and puzzling foray into the mystery genre offers an appealing combination of disturbance and delight.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows

By Vincent Terrace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476630941
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-shows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a supplement to the author's Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925-2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks--ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC--are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.

Krewe of Hunters Volume 6

By Heather Graham
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488095949
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: krewe-of-hunters-volume-6.pdf

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Together for the first time in one value-priced box set, three chilling stories from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham’s beloved Krewe of Hunters series. Join the Krewe of Hunters, an elite FBI unit of paranormal investigators, as they’re called in when cases take a turn for the strange and there are no earthly leads… Haunted Destiny A historic—haunted—cruise ship, the Celtic American Line’s Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans…with a murderer known as the Archangel Killer on board. Local agent Jude McCoy is assigned to the case along with field director Jackson Crow. When Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship’s piano bar, starts receiving visits from a victim’s ghost, she’s drawn into a dark mystery and will have to work with Jude to escape a killer’s evil plans. Deadly Fate Clara Avery, an entertainer working on Alaskan cruise ship the Fate, stumbles upon a scene of bloody mayhem on Bear Island. Thor Erikson has been sent from the Krewe of Hunters to investigate several grotesque killings, the prime suspect for which is an escaped serial killer Thor once put behind bars. Clara and Thor’s shared unusual talent—the ability to communicate with the dead—brings them together to solve the case…and prevent a deadly fate of their own! Darkest Journey Charlene “Charlie” Moreau comes upon the slain body of a Civil War reenactor, the second murdered in two days. Charlie is shocked to learn that her father—a guide on the Journey, a historic paddle wheeler that’s sponsoring the reenactment—is a suspect. Charlie arranges a Mississippi River cruise so she and a new FBI agent, Ethan Delaney, can get close to the actors. But they discover a lot more as they resume their relationship that ended ten years ago…but might die, along with them, on the Journey.

Frightmares

By Ian Cooper
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Book Code : 0993071740
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: frightmares.pdf

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The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. But like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been have been have concentrated largely on the output of Hammer, the best-known producers of British horror. But that is only part of the story. It’s a tradition that encompasses work by both celebrated auteurs such as Hitchcock and Polanski, as well as a series of opportunistic, often-unashamed hacks. Frightmares is an in-depth analysis of the home-grown horror film, each chapter anchored by a close study of two or more key titles, consisting of textual analysis, production history, marketing and reception. Although broadly chronological, attention is also be paid to the thematic links, emphasising both the wide-range of the genre and highlighting some of the less-explored avenues. Chapters focus on the origins of British horror and its foreign influences, Hammer (of course), the influence of American International Pictures, notably their Vincent Price films, and other American filmmakers, the ‘savage Seventies’ and the new wave of twenty-first century British horror.

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

By Bill Palmer,Karen Palmer,Ric Meyers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 1461672759
  • Total of Pages : 485
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-martial-arts-movies.pdf

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The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.

The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Volume Three M-S

By Susan Hall
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  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Book Code : 1952225337
  • Total of Pages : 469
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: the-world-encyclopedia-of-serial-killers-volume-three-m-s.pdf

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A comprehensive reference guide to male and female serial killers from throughout world history. The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most comprehensive set of its kind in the history of true crime publishing. Written and compiled by Susan Hall, the four-volume set has more than 1600 entries of male and female serial killers from around the world. Defined by the FBI as a person who murders 3 or more people over a period of time with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, serial killers have walked among us from the dawn of time as these books will demonstrate. While the entries to these volumes will continue to grow—the FBI estimates that there are at least fifty serial killers operating in the United States at any given time—The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is as complete as possible through the end of 2017. The series continues with Volume Three, M-S. The entries include the Machete Murderer Juan Vallejo Corona, Maranhão Boy Mutilator Francisco das Chagas, Night Stalker Richard Ramirez, Rostov Ripper Andrei Romanovych Chikatilo, and Genesee River Killer Arthur John Shawcross. You will find these killers and approximately 475 others in this third book in the series of The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.

Talking with Female Serial Killers - A chilling study of the most evil women in the world

By Christopher Berry-Dee
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789460034
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 421
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Christopher Berry-Dee, criminologist and bestselling author of books about the serial killers Aileen Wuornos and Joanne Dennehy, turns his uncompromising gaze upon women who not only kill, but kill repeatedly. Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise as well as shock, particularly in the cases of women like Beverley Allitt, who kill children, and Janie Lou Gibbs, who killed her three sons and a grandson, as well as her husband. Here too are women who kill under the influence of their male partners, such as Myra Hindley and Rosemary West, and whose lack of remorse for their actions is nothing short of chilling. But the author also turns his forensic gaze on female killers who were themselves victims, like Aileen Wuornos, whose killing spree, for which she was executed, can be traced directly to her treatment at the hands of men. Christopher Berry-Dee has no equal as the author of hard-hitting studies of the killers who often walk among us undetected for many years, and who in so many cases seem to be acting entirely against their natures.