A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN: 0748129650
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rule Against Murder Book Excerpt:

Previously published as The Murder Stone The acclaimed fourth novel in the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, by international phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all... 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves 'Impossible to put down' Globe and Mail

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 146688844X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundles. A Rule Against Murder Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. But when a dead body turns up in the midst of a family reunion, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro in Three Pines, and Chief Inspector Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows a trail of clues into the woods and across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the truth and the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines, and as past and present collide, he must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.

A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN: 1529388244
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rule Against Murder Book Excerpt:

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS There is more to solving a crime than following the clues. Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all... Ten million readers. Three pines. One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache. 'Impossible to put down' GLOBE AND MAIL

A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN: 9780312614164
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rule Against Murder Book Excerpt:

"What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette. "You have a rule against murder?" he asked. "I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe." It is the height of summer, and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they're not alone. The Finney family—rich, cultured, and respectable—has also arrived for a celebration of their own. The beautiful Manoir Bellechasse might be surrounded by nature, but there is something unnatural looming. As the heat rises and the humidity closes in, some surprising guests turn up at the family reunion, and a terrible summer storm leaves behind a dead body. It is up to Chief Inspector Gamache to unearth secrets long buried and hatreds hidden behind polite smiles. The chase takes him to Three Pines, into the dark corners of his own life, and finally to a harrowing climax.

The Armand Gamache Series Books 1 12

The Armand Gamache Series  Books 1 12
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 4384
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 125018696X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Armand Gamache Series Books 1 12 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louise Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life--Gamache and his team are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul. A Fatal Grace--When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems he has enemies of his own, and something far more chilling awaits. The Cruelest Month--A group of Three Pines villagers celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil. One of their party dies-of fright? Or murder? Gamache must face his own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town. A Rule Against Murder--Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. When a dead body turns up, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling--A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro, and Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows clues across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead--It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines. A Trick of the Light--When Three Pines artist Clara Morrow's former friend is found dead in her garden, Gamache finds the art world is one of shading and nuance, shadow and light. Even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. The Beautiful Mystery--Outsiders are never admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, where the monks are world-famous for their glorious chants. But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock is drawn back to admit Gamache. How the Light Gets In--Gamache travels to Three Pines as a favor to the bookshop owner Myrna Landers, whose friend has gone missing. With mounting crises in his own homicide department, Gamache finds himself not only investigating a murder, but also seeking refuge for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. The Long Way Home--Happily retired in Three Pines, Gamache has found peace. But when Clara Morrow's artist husband, Peter, fails to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation, Gamache agrees to join her on a journey far away in search of him. The Nature of the Beast--When a boy prone to tall tales disappears from Three Pines, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his stories might have been true. The search sends Gamache deep into the forest and sets off a sequence of events leading to murder, an old crime, and a betrayal. A Great Reckoning--An intricate old map, given to Armand Gamache on the first day of his new job, now found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, leads Gamache to four cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor.

Louise Penny Books Quiz 50 Questions

Louise Penny Books Quiz   50 Questions
Author: Mobile Library
Publsiher: Mobile Library
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN: 8829547190
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louise Penny Books Quiz 50 Questions Book Excerpt:

Probably, like us, you: - are a great fan of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels - and think you already know all there is to know about the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache series, right? Well, you may be right or not... We also thought that we knew all about Louise Penny mysteries, but we decided to do a more extensive research and found out many things we didn't know about the author Louise Penny, the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache 14 novels and even about Three Pines. We decided to organize the results of our investigation in the form of a big Quiz dedicated to all the other fans, as a way to share all we found out with the other fans of this great Canadian author. Check this ultimate Quiz with 50 questions and answers we present on this book and find out if you are or not an expert on the life of Louise Penny and the Inspector Gamache novels. If you are not an expert yet, this book will help you to become a true expert on Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache series. This is an ebook to read and learn, but, you can also use it as a game! In the end of the book you can confirm all the right answers about Louise Penny Three Pines series and author's life, so can use it also as a game to play with all your friends that are also fans of Louise Penny series books. A mandatory book to all fans of Louise Penny, made by fans, to discover more about the life and amazing books of Louise Penny. The Ultimate Quiz Challenge for all Louise Penny fans! To Read, Learn, Play and Enjoy!

Moral Matters Second Edition

Moral Matters   Second Edition
Author: Jan Narveson
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-09-21
ISBN: 1770485007
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Matters Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Moral Matters is a concise and accessible look at such ethical issues as euthanasia, animal rights, abortion, and pornography. It provides a focused set of views from the unified perspective of one of North America’s leading libertarian thinkers, and aims to provoke thought and discussion as well as to enrich understanding. For the new edition the text has been revised throughout, the introduction has been greatly expanded, and a new chapter on environmental issues has been added.

A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN: 9780312614164
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rule Against Murder Book Excerpt:

"What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette. "You have a rule against murder?" he asked. "I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe." It is the height of summer, and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they're not alone. The Finney family—rich, cultured, and respectable—has also arrived for a celebration of their own. The beautiful Manoir Bellechasse might be surrounded by nature, but there is something unnatural looming. As the heat rises and the humidity closes in, some surprising guests turn up at the family reunion, and a terrible summer storm leaves behind a dead body. It is up to Chief Inspector Gamache to unearth secrets long buried and hatreds hidden behind polite smiles. The chase takes him to Three Pines, into the dark corners of his own life, and finally to a harrowing climax.

Grounded Ethics

Grounded Ethics
Author: Max Hocutt
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9781412824842
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grounded Ethics Book Excerpt:

Scientific naturalism--basing beliefs on empirical evidence--has now triumphed in every field of inquiry except moral philosophy. There it is still thought appropriate to cite otherworldly standards known by divine revelation or moral intuition. In Grounded Ethics Max Hocutt argues that, since there is no transcendent reality on which to base the claims of ethics, normative truth must be sought in the desires of individuals and the conventions of societies. Hocutt begins with an empiricist analysis of normative judgments. Following B.F. Skinner, he asserts that we call good what reinforces our desires, and that we call right or just what we desire to reinforce. Consequently, desire is the immediate measure of both goodness and justice. Acknowledging that goodness is relative to individual preferences, and justice is relative to social norms, Hocutt denies that goodness is a matter of personal opinion and that every society's institutions are as good as every other's. Instead, he says, the conduct of individuals and the customs of societies must ultimately be evaluated by how well they serve biologically based needs. These must be discovered empirically, because they cannot be known a priori. In support of this analysis, Hocutt challenges rationalist belief, that normative concepts cannot be defined in empirical terms because they are rooted in divine law or ideals of pure reason. Against this view, Hocutt argues that if the moral law exists only as an ideal, it is not binding in the same sense as the empirically known laws and moralities of actual societies. He also points out that rationalist intuitions are best understood as expressions of animal instinct, socially conditioned prejudice, and personal preference. In addition, he offers extensive critiques of major philosophers, both ancient and modern, who hold contrary views. All of this is meant to show that there is no escaping the empirical: A sensible ethics must be built on observable facts; it cannot be pulled from a vague but pious rationalist sky. Hocutt's demonstration of this thesis will interest philosophers, behavioral biologists, sociologists and ethicists. Max Hocutt is professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He is the author of The Elements of Logical Analysis and Inference and First Philosophy.

J S Mill Routledge Revivals

J S  Mill  Routledge Revivals
Author: Alan Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1134834004
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J S Mill Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

First published in 1974. As logician, economist, political theorist, practical politician and active champion of social freedom, John Stuart Mill is a figure of continuing importance. In this book the author does full justice to the range of Mill’s achievements, providing an introductory guide to his most important and best known writings including Autobiography, A System of Logic, Utilitarianism, Liberty, and The Subjugation of Women. In their treatment of his works, the author seeks to emphasise Mill’s approach to those issues — education, the conflict between social order and individual freedom, the unresolved state of the social sciences, rights and duties of citizens in a democratic state — which remain most alive to us today. At the same time Mill is seen as part of his own age, responding to the anxieties that beset his contemporaries. This book will be of interest to students of politics and philosophy.

Homer Simpson Ponders Politics

Homer Simpson Ponders Politics
Author: Timothy M. Dale
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 0813141508
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homer Simpson Ponders Politics Book Excerpt:

What pop culture from The Hobbit to The Office reveals about modern politics—from the authors of Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: “Fun and engaging.” —William Irwin, author of Black Sabbath and Philosophy It’s said that the poet Homer educated ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of the John G. Cawelti Award for Best Textbook or Primer on American and Popular Culture) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington, this exceptional volume reveals how books like J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, movies like Avatar and Star Wars, and television shows like The Office and Firefly define Americans’ perceptions of society. The authors expand the discussion to explore the ways in which political theories play out in popular culture. Homer Simpson Ponders Politics includes a foreword by fantasy author Margaret Weis (coauthor/creator of the Dragonlance novels and game world) and is divided according to eras and themes in political thought: The first section explores civic virtue, applying the work of Plato and Aristotle to modern media. Part 2 draws on the philosophy of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Smith as a framework for understanding the role of the state. Part 3 explores the work of theorists such as Kant and Marx, and the final section investigates the ways in which movies and newer forms of electronic media either support or challenge the underlying assumptions of the democratic order. The result is an engaging read for students as well as anyone interested in popular culture.

A Coherence Theory in Ethics

A Coherence Theory in Ethics
Author: Joseph P. Demarco
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2022-06-08
ISBN: 9004463674
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Coherence Theory in Ethics Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive approach to moral experience. It respects the many dimensions of our moral life which elude the traditional philosophical theories that deal exclusively with principles, consequences, virtues, or some other single dimension. Working from a critique of such traditions, the book shows how to integrate their values in a dynamic coherence. Thus, it is not just another ethical theory, but a new level of philosophizing in ethics which rewards the reader with an enlarged and enriched vision of our complexity as moral beings.

A Framework for Cognitive Economics

A Framework for Cognitive Economics
Author: Roger A. McCain
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780275941420
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Cognitive Economics Book Excerpt:

This is the first book-length work to integrate the insights of cognitive science fully into economics. It reviews a wide range of related work in both fields and proposes new approaches to choice theory, rationality, and interaction (equilibrium) that are consistent with the limited cognitive capacity of real human beings. While joining with neoclassical economics in supporting the validity of supply-and-demand theory where it is literally applicable, McCain challenges most neoclassical theory, especially monopoly, oligopoly, and general equilibrium theory and welfare economics. His work aims to further and unite recent notions of behavioral and social economics. This important work will be of interest to behavioral, social, and Keynesian economists, as well as other social scientists and philosophers interested in economic phenomena.

A Republic of Law

A Republic of Law
Author: Frank Lovett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN: 1316668509
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Republic of Law Book Excerpt:

The rule of law is a valuable human achievement. It is valuable not only instrumentally, but also for its own sake as a significant aspect of social justice. Only in a society that enjoys the rule of law is it possible for people to regard one another as fellow free citizens; no one the master of anyone else. Nevertheless, the rule of law is poorly understood. In this book, Frank Lovett develops a rigorous conception of the rule of law that is grounded in legal positivism, and offers a civic republican argument for its value in terms of freedom from domination. Bridging persistent methodological gaps that divide legal philosophy, social science, and political theory, Lovett demonstrates how insights from all three can be united in a single powerful theory. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the rule of law, including scholars, legal officials, and policy-makers.

Ethics and International Relations

Ethics and International Relations
Author: Gordon Graham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN: 1405159383
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and International Relations Book Excerpt:

Ethics and International Relations, Second Edition, offers a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical issues raised by international politics. Presupposing no prior philosophical knowledge and deliberately avoiding the use of technical language, it is ideally suited for political philosophy, applied ethics and international relations courses. Revised and updated, new material includes coverage of the war on terror, the impact of globalization, and ideas of cosmopolitan governance. Clearly and thoughtfully organized, it proceeds logically from general morality and international relations to issues surrounding just war theory and global justice A crisp, analytical treatment presented with a student-sensitive approach and informed by real world issues Covers a wide array of subtopics

Family Rules

Family Rules
Author: Kenneth Kaye
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0595351662
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Rules Book Excerpt:

Your 15-year-old keeps breaking her curfew. Your 10-year-old won't do his homework. Your nagging doesn't work, and you're losing your patience. What will it take to bring peace to this family? FAMILY RULES If you're tired of arguing and complaining, this is the book for you. Full of warmth and wisdom, this guide to parenting by respected psychologist and family therapist Kenneth Kaye explains how you can custom design for your own family a set of straightforward rules that make discipline easy-principles which can be easily modified as family life improves. With clever and insightful examples, Dr. Kaye explains: Why children need restrictions in order to handle freedom How to make rules-and how to enforce them How to build your child's self-esteem When to relinquish control of your child With special advice for single, step- and divorced parents! In order to grow into happy, self-respecting adults, your children need the security of clear, consistently enforced rules. Family Rules teaches you everything you need to know to raise responsible children-without yelling or nagging!

Hart s Postscript

Hart s Postscript
Author: Jules L. Coleman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2001-05-31
ISBN: 0191018791
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hart s Postscript Book Excerpt:

Published posthumously, the second edition of The Concept of Law contains one important addition to the first edition, a substantial Postscript, in which Hart reflects upon some of the central concerns that have been expressed about the book since its publication in 1961. The Postscript is especially noteworthy because it contains Hart's only sustained response to the objections pressed by his foremost critic, Ronald Dworkin, who succeeded him to the Chair of Jurisprudence at Oxford. The Postscript focuses on a range of issues covering both Hart's substantive view and his methodological commitments. In particular, Hart endorses Inclusive Legal Positivism, asserts that his is a methodology of descriptive jurisprudence which he contrasts with Dworkin's normative jurisprudence or interpretivism, while denying that his theory of law has a semantic underpinning. The essays in this collection address each of these issues in a sustained way. The book contains discussions of Hart's semantic commitments, his rejection of a normative jurisprudence as well as the extent to which he can embrace Inclusive Legal Positivism in a way that is consistent with his other stated positions. The book's contributors include the leading advocates of alternative schools of Positivist jurisprudence, important contributors to the methodogical disputes in jurisprudence and noted experts on the relationship of philosophy of language to jurisprudence. Among the contributors of note are: Joseph Raz, Jules L. Coleman, Stephen Perry , Brian Leiter, Scott Shapiro and Andrei Marmor.

Readings in the Philosophy of Law

Readings in the Philosophy of Law
Author: Jules L. Coleman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1135710570
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings in the Philosophy of Law Book Excerpt:

An extraordinary collection of the finest essays in the core areas of legal philosophy, Readings in Philosophy of Law is a perfect introduction to the breadth of issues covered in the philosophy of law. The essays are all classic papers chosen as much for their clarity of thought and comprehensiveness as for their distinctiveness and importance to the subject matters of legal philosophy. This collection is ideal for the professional as well as the student, as it brings together classic essays that are not otherwise available in one volume. The reader sees each author's thoughts and arguments unfold naturally within the context of other important works. For breadth of contributions and intellectual rigor, Readings in Philosophy of Law is unrivalled.

Law and Morality

Law and Morality
Author: KennethEinar Himma
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351560808
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Morality Book Excerpt:

This volume collects many of the key essays exploring the possible relationships between the concepts of law and morality, a central concern of contemporary philosophizing about law. It is organized around five conceptual issues: classical natural law theory; legal positivism's separability thesis; Ronald Dworkin's constructive interpretivism; inclusive legal positivism's assertion that there can be legal systems with moral criteria of legality; and the relevance of morality and moral theorizing in theorizing about the concept of law and associated legal concepts. Each of the essays makes an important contribution toward addressing these issues.

Liberalism Undressed

Liberalism Undressed
Author: Jethro K. Lieberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 0199919844
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberalism Undressed Book Excerpt:

During the past 40 years, many of liberalism's most distinguished defenders have presented complex, controversial, abstruse, and even impenetrable theories to justify liberal institutions and practices, often relying on metaphysical constructs, imaginary beings, and fanciful events to describe abstract liberal principles that rarely reach real-world problems. This book proposes that John Stuart Mill's harm principle - that the state may act only to prevent harm to others - can justify a government capable of dealing with pressing modern problems of human harm while restrained enough to provide people freedom to live life on their own terms.