A Not So Perfect Crime

A Not So Perfect Crime
Author: Teresa Solana
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN: 1904738788
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Not So Perfect Crime Book Excerpt:

"A scathing satire of Spanish society, hilarious dialogue, all beautifully dressed up as a crime novel."--Krimi-Couch "A first novel that's spread like wildfire by word of mouth."--El Avui "Teresa Solana is great proof of the vitality of the roman noir in Catalan. . . . A wonderfully ironic hymn to the city of Barcelona."--Diari de Balears Another day in Barcelona, another slimy politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his wife in an exhibition that leads him to conclude he is being cuckolded by the artist. Concerned only about the potential political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, private detectives with a supposed knack for helping the wealthy with their "dirty laundry." Their office is adorned with false doors leading to nonexistent private rooms, a mysterious secretary who is always away, and a broken laptop computer picked up on the street. The case turns ugly when Font's wife is found poisoned by a marron glace from a box of sweets delivered anonymously. This is a deftly plotted, bitingly funny mystery novel. A satire of Catalan politics and a fascinating insight into the life and habits of Barcelona's inhabitants, diurnal and nocturnal. Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. Born in 1962, she studied philosophy and worked as a literary translator and essayist. She has written several novels kept quietly in her drawer. A Not So Perfect Crime, her first published title, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best Catalan mystery novel.

The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime
Author: Cosme R. Colón
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN: 9781462838608
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Crime Book Excerpt:

I assure each reader that this novel will keep you alert, interested and on the edge of your seat while you read the same. You will, by any means, try to read the whole novel in one sitting, but it is recommended to read it in about six to seven days or two chapters per day. This way you will be able to absorb its complete enjoyable reading. It is a thriller you will enjoy a lot. The Perfect Crime, is about a serial Killer that travels throughout many states within the United States of America, particularly in the western and southern part of the states. It is a very calculative killer that prepares all his moves in advance and maintains the authorities in check mate. Enjoy it!!!

A Perfect Crime

A  Perfect  Crime
Author: Carl H. Sneider
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 1503504476
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Crime Book Excerpt:

This book is not a crime fiction novel. This is a firsthand report and a true report on how governments or large organisations have succeeded in planning and executing the commission of a "perfect crime" in Australia. It reports on organised, aggravated group stalking attacks being carried out by groups or gangs of persons acting covertly under the cover of darkness with use of advanced electronic devices without cause or regard for basic human rights. Evidence in detail is provided in Appendices to the book taken from firsthand observations or from transcriptions of contemporaneous handwritten notes set down daily in six years of personal diaries. Due to the perpetrators clever use of highly skilled individually contracted surveillance role players in squads of differing and rotating stalker offenders and their training and use of advanced stand-off electronic scanning, listening, sound projection equipmentit has proven nearly impossible for the victim or law enforcement authorities to gather enough credible reliable and sufficient evidence to support the swearing out of an official criminal complaint before the court. Therefore, we have the perfect, practically unsolvable crime.

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction
Author: Janice Allan,Jesper Gulddal,Stewart King,Andrew Pepper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN: 0429842422
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across 45 original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging themes and trends. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I, Approaches, rearticulates the key theoretical questions posed by the crime genre. Part II, Devices, examines the textual characteristics of crime fiction. Part III, Interfaces investigates the complex ways in which crime fiction engages with the defining issues of its context – from policing and forensic science through war, migration and narcotics to digital media and the environment. Rigorously argued and engagingly written, the volume is indispensable both to students and scholars of crime fiction.

The Perfect Crime An Asher Benson Short Story

The Perfect Crime  An Asher Benson Short Story
Author: Jason Brant
Publsiher: Jason Brant
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Crime An Asher Benson Short Story Book Excerpt:

The Rules have allowed Andrew Phillips to commit the most heinous of crimes for decades. He meticulously plans and executes kidnappings, murders, and other unspeakable acts to children. No one has ever come close to solving the atrocities he perpetrates every few months. Phillips thinks he’s successfully committed the perfect crimes. And then he meets Asher Benson. ***The Perfect Crime is a short story in the Asher Benson thriller series which takes place between Ash and Madness. The series is full of snarky humor, nonstop action, and scary thrills.***

The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781859840443
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Crime Book Excerpt:

In this book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: the 'murder' of reality. To solve the crime would be to unravel the social and technological processes by which reality has quite simply vanished under the deadly glare of media 'real time.' But Baudrillard is not merely intending to lament the disappearance of the real, an occurrence he recently described as 'the most important event of modern history,' nor even to meditate upon the paradoxes of reality and illusion, truth and its masks. The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: a penetrating examination of vital aspects of the social, political and cultural life of the 'advanced democracies' in the (very) late twentieth century. However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency on our social lives, of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality.

Thursday Night Widows

Thursday Night Widows
Author: Claudia Piñeiro
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010-04-28
ISBN: 1904738583
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thursday Night Widows Book Excerpt:

Desperate lives and prejudice in a society hiding behind gates and high walls.

The Public Prosecutor

The Public Prosecutor
Author: Jef Geeraerts
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 1904738656
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public Prosecutor Book Excerpt:

A violently funny thriller and vitriolic expose of Opus Dei's influence in judicially corrupt Belgium."

The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York

 The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York
Author: Bob Natiello
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN: 1467044288
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York Book Excerpt:

"The Almost Perfect Crime" is a gripping collection of fiction and nonfiction stories. They spill over with action and colorful, one-of-a-kind characters who face criminal, humorous and romantic situations in New York and other big eastern cities.

The Other Passenger

The Other Passenger
Author: Louise Candlish
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN: 1471183467
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Passenger Book Excerpt:

THE BRAND NEW EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER FROM LOUISE CANDLISH, THE HEIGHTS, IS OUT NOW! ‘Absolutely brilliant… An exceptionally exciting, mysterious book – we both loved it’ Richard & Judy It all happens so quickly. One day you're living the dream, commuting to work by riverbus with your charismatic neighbour Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn't turned up for the boat and his wife Melia has reported him missing. When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives? No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent. Aren't you? Praise for The Other Passenger: ‘Nobody writes so incisively about couples’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year 2020 ‘Filled with really excellent twists’ Stylist, Best books out in June ‘The queen of the urban thriller returns with her winning blend of whodunit and thoroughly unreliable narrators’ Red 'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read' Cosmopolitan ‘Cleverly captures the envy zeitgeist’ Stylist ‘Stylish, suspenseful and absorbing’ Best ‘You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer ‘Gripping from start to finish’ Bella ‘Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters’ Guardian ‘I’ll be amazed if we don’t see The Other Passenger on screen before long’ London Evening Standard ‘The layers of plot astound’ Sunday Times Crime Club ‘Another clever tale from the author of Our House’ Prima ‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller' Sunday Post ‘Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday ‘Louise Candlish helped launch the ‘property noir’ genre with Our House and Those People. In The Other Passenger, she brings murder to the London commute' Observer ‘This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping ‘Superior thriller’ Crime Review ‘Suspenseful and utterly absorbing’ Sunday Mirror ‘The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing’ Press Association ‘An ingenious thriller’ Irish Independent ‘The pacing is first rate, as is the handling of the first-person narration’ Sunday Times ‘Just brilliant; gripping from the first page with an incredible first person narrative and a sense of place that pulls you through the pages fast enough to make your head spin. Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her’ Lisa Jewell ‘A gripping read with a brilliant first-person narrative. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s so good!’ BA Paris ‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley 'Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist' Ruth Ware 'Dark and clever and terrific' Nicci French 'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena ‘A tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot' Sarah Vaughan 'Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn 'Louise is the mistress of the ‘Oh my God, this could be me’ nightmare' Fiona Barton ‘A stunning masterwork of style and suspense’ Jeffery Deaver? 'Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling' Stephanie Wrobel 'An instant classic' Mark Edwards 'Outstanding' Catherine Isaac

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

The Rough Guide to Barcelona
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 0241263670
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Barcelona Book Excerpt:

A must-see for gastronomes, football fans, architecture and design aficionados, and frankly anyone with a lust for life, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of Europe's most exciting places to visit. Whether it's your first trip or your fiftieth, the city won't fail to surprise you, and with The Rough Guide to Barcelona you can discover the very best it has to offer. In full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos and colour-coded maps, the Rough Guide not only gives you the finest coverage of Barcelona's historical sights, including the magnificent Gaudí creations like the Sagrada Família, but also has a keen eye for offbeat attractions and in-the-know sights, from quirky museums to neighbourhood tapas joints, city beaches to urban parks. Local experts have provided up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs for all budgets - together with detailed neighbourhood maps, with every sight and listing plotted, and suggested day trips, such as Cava tasting or visiting the Museu Dalí in Figueres, you'll have all you need to get under the skin of this world-class city. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Barcelona.

Holiday from the Perfect Crime Poems

Holiday from the Perfect Crime   Poems
Author: Daniel Abdal Moore
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 0578082934
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holiday from the Perfect Crime Poems Book Excerpt:

Somehow the resonance for me during the entertaining of this title as an abiding albeit background theme for the poems, was the perfect crime of our existence: perfect because created by a perfect Creator. A crime because we get up to such malfeasance all the time, at the lower end of it, and a crime at the higher end in the sense that the Sufis often mention, that any existence of theirs before Allah ta'ala, any flake or residue of their self-ness, is a crime, a flaw, an obstruction before the Light of God. Only when you have known a saint (wali) of whatever spiritual practice do you the sense of a personality honed to its finest before the divine consciousness, whose actions and words and thoughts are soaked in divinity to such a degree that the person is truly human in its essence and effaced before God in His ever-present and infinitely Merciful activity.

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

The Rough Guide to Barcelona
Author: Jules Brown
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 1405390131
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Barcelona Book Excerpt:

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Barcelona is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most compelling cities. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets - we know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Barcelona: - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Accounts of newly opened museums and galleries - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Barcelona. Now available in ePub format.

Translating National Allegories

Translating National Allegories
Author: Alistair Rolls,John West-Sooby,Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1351666320
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translating National Allegories Book Excerpt:

This book explores the intersection of a number of academic areas of study that are all, individually, of growing importance: translation studies, crime fiction and world literature. The scholars included here are leaders in one or more of these areas. The frame of this volume is imagological; its focus is on the ways in which national allegories are constructed and deconstructed, encompassing descriptions of national characteristics as they play out at the level of the local or the individual as well as broader, political analyses. Its corpus, crime fiction, is shown to be a privileged site for writing the national narrative, and often in ways that are more complex and dynamic than is suggested by the genre’s much-cited role as vehicle for a new realism. Finally, these two areas are problematised through the lens of translation, which is a crucial player in both the development of crime fiction and the formation, rather than simply the interlingual transfer, of national allegory. In this volume national allegories, and the crime novels in which they emerge, are shown to be eminently versatile, foundationally plural texts that promote critical rewriting as opposed to sites for fixing meaning. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Translator.

Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies

Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies
Author: Mark Gant
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-08-05
ISBN: 1527537935
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies Book Excerpt:

Like its predecessor and companion volume New Journeys in Iberian Studies, this volume gathers fresh and emerging research in a range of sub-fields of Iberian studies from an international range of established academics and early career researchers. The book provides rich evidence of the breadth and depth of new research being carried out in the dynamic field of Iberian studies at present. As the title suggests, a strong thread running through the collection is concerned with investigating the multiple spaces of tension between the centre and periphery that comprise the Iberian cultural system. Topically, the current situation in Catalonia naturally comes to the fore in a number of chapters and from a range of perspectives. However, in the revisiting of a range of cultural products and historical processes undertaken by the contributors, it can be seen that transoceanic postcolonial relations are not neglected and concerns with history, memory and fiction also weave their way through their work.

The Sound of One Hand Killing

The Sound of One Hand Killing
Author: Teresa Solana
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1908524065
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of One Hand Killing Book Excerpt:

When the director of an exclusive meditation center is murdered, twin detectives Borja and Eduard investigate and are dragged into an international conspiracy complicated by Borja's attempt to smuggle a priceless Assyrian figurine.

David s Revenge

David s Revenge
Author: Hans Werner Kettenbach
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1904738915
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David s Revenge Book Excerpt:

A taut psychological thriller about a visitor from war-torn Georgia who brings paranoia to a peaceful family.

Lefty

Lefty
Author: Vernona Gomez,Lawrence Goldstone
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 0345526503
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lefty Book Excerpt:

“An intimate portrait of a man whose life off the field was equally as captivating as his unparalleled baseball career.”—Yankees Magazine Born into a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now, drawing on countless conversations with Lefty, more than three hundred interviews conducted with his family, friends, competitors, and teammates over the course of a decade, and revealing candid photos, documents, and film clips—many never shown publicly—his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw. A star-studded romp through America’s most glamorous years, with cameos from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, George Gershwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Marilyn Monroe, Lefty is at once a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher’s greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well-lived. “His story transcends sports and gives us a much-needed lesson in grit and grace.”—Jon Meacham “A loving and beautifully written tribute . . . Be prepared to be transformed, and to discover stars who were stars in an age when that word really meant something.”—Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning “An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements.”—Kirkus Reviews

I m Theman

I m Theman
Author: Michael Friesen
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2002-02-01
ISBN: 0595214967
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Theman Book Excerpt:

Yes, I'm Theman. The boy wonder. People love me. Kids think I'm cool. Girls are attracted to me. Kids parents think I'm special. I'm also full of it. I don't know for sure if any of this is true. But you know what? I don't care. It's my story and I'll tell it any way I want. As long as I think these things are true, they are. It only matters in my mind. I have a knack for creating my own world. A lot of kids buy into it - they believe I'm popular because I tell them I am. They don't know any better. The girls like it that I think they like me. I also work to convince many of them that I like them. And they like that. You see there's a lot of positive feelings going around. I like people. They like me. So everyone's happy. I'm nice about it, you know. Not cocky at all. I just believe my own press. I believe the reputation I've created for myself. Of course there are some exceptions- guys who don't accept me for who and what I say I am. I don't know if they're jealous or if I interfere with their desire to be perceived as cool and popular. Probably both. But I have subtle ways of making my detractors look like jerks. Or getting them blamed for things they didn't do. It all makes for a pretty darned good story. And fortunately for you, if you're reading this, I'm going to share it with you. Before I start, let me give you a heads up. First, don't try this stuff yourself. It takes experts like me to make these things work. Second, pay attention. You're going to learn something. About life. About love. And about the pursuit of popularity. The story begins early on Friday morning on the last day of school.

Breaking News

Breaking News
Author: Associated Press
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-05-04
ISBN: 9781568986890
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking News Book Excerpt:

Uses personal accounts, archival materials, interviews, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographs to document AP's groundbreaking role in providing the news to the international and American press.