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Crooked House

By Agatha Christie
  • ISBN Code: : 0062006614
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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“Writing Crooked House was pure pleasure and I feel justified in my belief that it is one of my best.” --Agatha Christie Described by the queen of mystery herself as one of her favorites of her published work, Crooked House is a classic Agatha Christie thriller revolving around a devastating family mystery. The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.

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  • Book Code : 0752492535
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: the-agatha-christie-miscellany.pdf

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This miscellany will explore the fascinating and enigmatic world created by the undisputed 'Queen of Crime', Agatha Christie. Examining her place in literary history, her books and her iconic characters, including Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, this unique collection will feature all of the facts, trivia and quotes that feature in Christie's legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations. The Agatha Christie Miscellany will also delve into the secrets, mysteries and tricks that made her the most sensational and successful mystery writer of her time. How is it that she managed to keep us guessing the murderer until the very end? We look at her life and the influences it had on her writing. Entertaining and informative this miscellany will, above all, unravel the secrets of Agatha Christie's phenomenal success.

Walking the Crooked Mile

By Linda Schritt
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1426934475
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: walking-the-crooked-mile.pdf

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Walking the Crooked Mile was written for anyone suffering from the trauma of childhood abuse. All survivors have their "crooked" places. These are the distortions and faulty beliefs that are the legacy of an abusive childhood. No matter how skilled you may become at hiding from the pain and fear it remains within you. Unrecognized perhaps but still carried forward into every aspect of your life. Unacknowledged your pain masquerades as something else, bad relationships, poor self-esteem, eating disorders, addictions, chronic illness, pervasive anger... the list goes on. Walking the Crooked Mile systematically dismantles the damaging misconceptions abuse victims struggle to live with everyday. The book is divided into two parts. Part I provides information to build a solid foundation for healing. A series of exercises personalizes this information so it has specific meaning for you and your situation. Part II is designed to assist you in reclaiming yourself. It takes you step by step through the process of developing and then effectively using your personal power. As a victim of abuse you have been devalued, your basic rights trampled and your heart broken. As a child you had no choice or control over what was happening to you but you are no longer a powerless child. Your life and what you choose to do with it is up to you now. You can continue to settle for the crumbs off the table or you can pull up a chair and order a ten course meal.

Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Stories

By Elizabeth Evers,Liz Evers
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784182265
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : History
  • Members : 928
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Today's parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales - now thought too scary for little ones - with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains.Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes violent rhymes we learned by rote were often taught to us in school. But have you ever asked yourself what on earth they were about? And what exactly were the morals and lessons we were meant to learn from them?Here Comes a Chopper to Chop Off Your Head delves into the origins of the best-known rhymes and tales to uncover a legacy of folk superstition, rotten royal families, execution, child marriage, cannibalism, and the multitude of other random acts of cruelty that make up any classic treasury.You'll learn about the bloody history of Mary,Mary, Quite Contrary; why Margery Daw, the subject of an innocent-seeming seesaw game, was accused of being a 'dirty slut'; and how pretending to decapitate your little friends to the tune of Oranges and Lemons became an acceptable pastime.You'll also find out about the terrifying events that befell the first Sleeping Beauty when she finally woke up; how Snow White's stepmother really died; and just who the wolf was in Little Red Riding Hood.

Kingdom of the Blind

By Louise Penny
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1466873698
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: kingdom-of-the-blind.pdf

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A December 2018 Indie Next Pick One of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2018 Picks BookPage Best of the Year 2018 A LibraryReads Pick for November 2018 A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Winner Washington Post's 10 Books to Read This November One of PopSugar’s Best Fall Books to Curl Up With “A captivating, wintry whodunit.” —PEOPLE "A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Kingdom of the Blind, the new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane? When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing. But it isn’t the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into what happened six months ago—the events that led to his suspension—has dragged on, into the dead of winter. And while most of the opioids he allowed to slip through his hands, in order to bring down the cartels, have been retrieved, there is one devastating exception. Enough narcotic to kill thousands has disappeared into inner city Montreal. With the deadly drug about to hit the streets, Gamache races for answers. As he uses increasingly audacious, even desperate, measures to retrieve the drug, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots. And the terrible things hiding there.

Guilty But Insane

By Samantha Walton
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191034924
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 213
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Guilty But Insane takes an historical approach to golden age detective fiction by Margery Allingham, Christianna Brand, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Gladys Mitchell. It examines how writers and readers of detective fiction during the 1920s to 1940s understood guilt, responsibility, and the workings of the mind as they related to the commission, the investigation, and the punishment of crime. Under the lens of psychology, the detective novel is revealed as a site for the negotiation of competing interpretations of sanity and insanity. An unexplored depth and subtlety is revealed in detective novels that address major controversies in legal and psychiatric theory and practice, while significant resonances with specific concerns of modernist fiction come into focus for the first time. During the interwar years, proponents of competing psychological schools challenged legal concepts of responsibility and free will. In response, golden age writers began to reflect on the genre's promise to accomplish true and just solutions in a social order in which the relationship between law and justice was being problematized on several fronts. By making connections between high modernism and popular culture, and by tracing the impact of psychological discourses across a range of different cultural outputs, this book makes a persuasive case for reading detective fiction historically. It aims to demonstrate the richness of these texts and their value for scholarship, not only as historical documents or residues of discourse, but as literary texts which challenge, subvert, toy with and test the prevailing values and prejudices of interwar Britain.

The Moving of the Water

By David Lloyd
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438472307
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Immigrants
  • Members : 738
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Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience. Anchored in the community of first-, second-, and third-generation Welsh Americans in Utica, New York, during the 1960s, the stories in David Lloyd’s The Moving of the Water delve into universal concerns: identity, home, religion, language, culture, belonging, personal and national histories, mortality. Unflinching in their portrayal of the traumas and conflicts of fictional Welsh Americans, these stories also embrace multiple communities and diverse experiences in linked, innovative narratives: soldiers fighting in World War I and in Vietnam, the criminal underworld, the poignant struggles of children and adults caught between old and new worlds. The complexly damaged characters of these surprising and affecting stories seek transformation and revelation, healing and regeneration: a sometimes traumatic “moving of the water.” “This collection of stories has a great-grandfather: Joyce’s Dubliners. Like Joyce’s, Lloyd’s stories are in the realist mode, yet sometimes broken up with startling, dream-like, hallucinatory passages that are decisive in opening up another range of experience. The final title story is magnificent, no other word will do, and it recalls ‘The Dead,’ the concluding story of Joyce’s book. If Joyce were from Utica, New York, as Lloyd is, he’d have written this book and called it Uticans.” — Frank Lentricchia, author of The Music of the Inferno “A unique collection of stories that are sometimes puzzling, sometimes moving, sometimes enigmatic, and sometimes crystal clear, but always profoundly interesting.” — Jan Morris, author of A Writer’s House in Wales

Maggy's Child

By Karen Robards
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  • Publisher : Dell
  • Book Code : 9780307801388
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: maggy-s-child.pdf

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She was Mrs. Lyle Forrest now, the coolly elegant wife of Louisville's most prominent publisher, the slum girl whose dreams -- and nightmares -- came true the night she married the multimillionaire old enough to be her father. For twelve years Maggy played the role of beautiful, devoted wife, the burnished jewel in Lyle's crown, mother of the child he adored. She did it for David, the son who could never know the price she paid to protect him, would never see her scars... Suddenly Maggy's hard-won control shattered when Nick King came back to claim her. It was twelve years since they'd parted, twelve years of fear and loathing at the hands of Lyle Forrest. She couldn't afford to remember the soul-searing passion she'd known so long ago in the arms of the only man she'd ever loved. She must think of David, her son, Lyle's most potent weapon, and not of the man she could never forget, Nick, who's returned to set her free... A riveting novel of love, lust, and savagery in Kentucky's bluegrass country--a spellbinding story of a mother's sacrifice, a dynasty's power, and one man's passion to reclaim the woman who was born to be his.