London Large

Author: Roy Robson
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ISBN: 9780993433849
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A nation under attack. Treason stalks the corridors of power. Can a renegade people's army turn the tide? Bloody Liberties is the third book in the London Large crime thriller series. Harry 'H' Hawkins, now retired from the Metropolitan Police and living a serene life in the bosom of his family, wakes up one morning to find chaos and violence rampaging across Britain, from warzone-like football matches to terrorist bombs, from large-scale prison breakouts to inexplicable mass street fighting. With the authorities struggling to connect the dots H realizes that his domestic idyll is over - his city, and his country, need him. He receives information from a security service whistleblower that key players within the British establishment have been corrupted by those behind the chaos, and are involved in supporting their activities and aims - whatever they may be. As the mounting chaos threatens to pull the country apart H comes to understand that he and his colleagues are in uncharted waters; no one in authority can be trusted, fake news dominates the media and all usual channels of communication are subject to surveillance by Britain's enemies. Can H, and the off-the-radar people's army he puts together, identify the source of the chaos, shut down its operations and help restore order before a climactic outrage brings Britain to its knees? If you like hard-boiled, gritty, high-octane novels with terrific twists you'll love Bloody Liberties - let it take you on a thrilling rollercoaster ride through a contemporary world of violent criminality, technological chaos, political intrigue and everyday heroism.

Salford Murders

Author: Bud Craig
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ISBN: 9781520791289
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Gripping Private Eye detective stories set in the industrial North. Three books in one! With the atmosphere of urban decline and inner-city violence, these three murder mysteries are set in the metropolitan area of Salford, Manchester - one of the most deprived areas in England. Ex-rugby player turned social worker Gus Keane is a man who, faced with the disinterest of the Police, becomes a private investigator in order to find out who murdered his boss. Not surprisingly, law enforcement don't want someone meddling in the case, but increasingly they turn to Keane's local knowledge to bring the culprit to justice. Three related detective mysteries in one bumper volume on Kindle As reviewers have remarked, these books form a trilogy but each can be read on its own, without having read the others. This is partly because Gus Keane is an immediately likeable detective: he has his faults, and is always getting into trouble; but he has a way of getting the truth out of people and, hardened to the rough world of Salford, his local knowledge is key. THE THREE BOOKS IN THE TRILOGY TACKLING DEATH: A pacey pulp Private Eye thriller set in a northern English town Ex-rugby football player turned social worker Gus Keane is getting ready for retirement when his boss gets murdered. Finding himself under suspicion, Keane turns private detective to find out the truth. But when he closes in on the killer will Keane come out on top or fall victim to the murderer's desperate moves? DEAD CERTAINTY: Social worker turned Private Eye Gus Keane returns in this gripping murder mystery If something happens in Salford, Manchester, it is generally bad news and when two dead bodies turn up within a few hours of one another, it is no exception. With the local force stretched to the limits and firing blanks ex-rugby player Gus Keane is asked to step in to help find the culprits. What follows is an ever thickening plot as Keane gradually begins to unravel a mystery from Salford's shady past. FALLING FOUL: Private investigator Gus Keane is back with a difficult new case to solve With his ex-wife appearing back on the scene and relations with his girlfriend Marti troubled, the murder of one of Gus Keane's colleagues comes at a really bad time. Yet when his friend Jimmy is accused of the murder, he really must step up to the plate. With his knowledge of the local area, and a healthy suspicion that nothing anyone says is true, private investigator Keane must find the killer before Jimmy is convicted. These books are also available as individual titles on Kindle and are FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

The American Thriller

Author: P. Cobley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333985125
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What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates on genre in the light of audience theory, literary history and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.

The Black Eyed Blonde

Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098151
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Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.

The Clue Of The Silver Key

Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755114779
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This thrilling murder mystery features some veritable characters: inventor and heir-at-law Dick Allenby, and banker and speculator Leo Moran. Add Dornford, Hennessey and the actress Mary Lane, and Washington Wirth who gives parties and loves flattery. Hervey Lyne, Binny and the indomitable Surefoot Smith. Of them all only Tickler is innocent. Leaving gala night at the Litigation Club, Dick and Surefoot are discussing guns...but there before them a cab has been left in the middle of the road. The man inside has been shot.

Ragdoll

Author: Daniel Cole
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062653970
File Size: 79,10 MB
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“A gruesome delight! Daniel Cole’s thriller Ragdoll, in which gritty detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously. It’s an impressive debut, dark, propulsive, and surprisingly funny.” —Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of Orphan X William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after he was suspended for assaulting a vindicated suspect. Still under psychological evaluation, Fawkes returns to the force eager for a big case. When his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene, he’s sure this is it: the body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet—a corpse that becomes known as “The Ragdoll.” Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims, but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them. The final name on the list is Fawkes. Baxter and her trainee partner, Alex Edmunds, hone in on figuring out what links the victims together before the killer strikes again. But for Fawkes, seeing his name on the list sparks a dark memory, and he fears that the catalyst for these killings has more to do with him—and his past—than anyone realizes. With a breakneck pace, a twisty plot, and a wicked sense of humor, Ragdoll announces the arrival of the hottest new brand in crime fiction.

Natural Born Celebrities

Author: David Schmid
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226738697
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A historical account of how serial killers have become famous in American culture looks at the consequences of their fame and examines how that fame has been used in both the popular media and law enforcement, profiling a variety of notorious murderers and their influence on popular culture, from 1893 killer H. H. Holmes to terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Handbook Of Lgbt Communities Crime And Justice

Author: Dana Peterson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461491886
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Contemporary scholars have begun to explore non-normative sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a growing victimization literature, but very little research is focused on LGBTQ communities’ patterns of offending (beyond sex work) and their experiences with police, the courts, and correctional institutions. This Handbook, the first of its kind in Criminology and Criminal Justice, will break new ground by presenting a thorough treatment of all of these under-explored issues in one interdisciplinary volume that features current empirical work.

Stardom

Author: Christine Gledhill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134940904
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In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing meanings, pleasures, and identites for a diversity of audiences. Stardom brings together for the first time some of the major writing of the last decade which seeks to understand the phemomenon of stars and stardom. Gathered under four headings - The System, Stars and Society, Performers and Signs, Desire and Politics - these essays represent a range of approaches drawn from film history, sociolgy, textual analysis, audience research, psychoanalysis, and cultural politics. They raise important issues about the politics of representation and the cultural limitations and possibilities of stars.

The White Cottage Mystery

Author: Margery Allingham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448206863
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Classic Crime from the Golden Age. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author. Eric Crowther collected secrets and used them as weapons. Delighting in nothing more than torturing those around him with what he knew, there is no shortage of suspects when he is found dead in the White Cottage. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry will have to look deep into everyone's past Â? including the victim's Â? before they can be sure who has pulled the trigger. The fact that Jerry is in love with one of the suspects, however, might complicate things. The White Cottage Mystery was Margery Allingham's first detective story, originally written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later. With a country house, blackmail and murder, The White Cottage Mystery is a classic of the Golden Age of detective fiction.