Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1474604536
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charcoal Joe Book Excerpt:

Seymour Brathwaite, a young physicist, was found standing over the body of a murdered man. Charcoal Joe, one of the deadliest men in America, wants Brathwaite cleared. Easy Rawlins, a renowned Los Angeles PI, cannot refuse Charcoal Joe. But what links the king of the LA underworld to Seymour Brathwaite? And can Easy find the evidence before he gets embroiled in something much, much worse?

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 0385539215
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charcoal Joe Book Excerpt:

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins finds his life in transition. He’s ready—finally—to propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he’s taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and, together with two partners, Saul Lynx and Tinsford “Whisper” Natly, has started a new detective agency. But, inevitably, a case gets in the way: Easy’s friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class in physics at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Joe tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see this young man exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour literally was found standing over the man’s dead body at his cabin home, and considering the racially charged motives seemingly behind the murder, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and his life in shambles around his feet.

Surviving With Joe

Surviving With Joe
Author: Paul Andrulis
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1304565939
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving With Joe Book Excerpt:

The Law and the Lawless

The Law and the Lawless
Author: Art Downs
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1772030279
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and the Lawless Book Excerpt:

At the end of the nineteenth century, Canada’s prairies were still sparsely populated. Crimes such as horse theft, random murders, and prison escapes were the order of the day, and the North West Mounted Police continued to rely on their horses, their contacts, and their wits to apprehend the culprits. By the mid-1930s, a sea change in technology and police science had changed the game. Major advances in transportation, communications, and sleuthing techniques made crime-solving a new art—but the criminals also had access to the new ways. The US had Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger, but Canada had its fair share of bad apples committing equally vicious crimes: a serial rapist and strangler who most often chose female proprietors of rooming houses as his victims; a father-and-son murder team, tracked by an enterprising detective all the way to Kentucky; and a group of murderous youths who sparked a manhunt across two provinces and a bloody shootout resulting in the deaths of four policemen. These stories offer an intriguing look at the skill, determination, and bravery of Prairie law enforcers as they risked their all to bring ruthless outlaws to justice.

The English household magazine

The English household magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English household magazine Book Excerpt:

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction
Author: Lucy Andrew,Samuel Saunders
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2021-07-24
ISBN: 3030749894
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective in order to accentuate their own abilities at solving crimes, or else to simply tell the story to the reader. Instead, essays in the collection explore the representations and functions of the detective’s sidekick across a range of forms and subgenres of crime fiction. By incorporating forms such as children’s detective fiction, comics and graphic novels and film and television alongside the more traditional fare of novels and short stories, this book aims to break down the boundaries that sometimes exist between these forms, using the sidekick as a defining thread to link them together into a wider conceptual argument that covers a broad range of crime narratives.

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 0385535996
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Green Book Excerpt:

When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip. We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK
Author: Murray Leinster
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 1822
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN: 1479407712
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK Book Excerpt:

This volume assembles 25 complete novels and short stories by Murray Leinster, published between 1919 and 1963. Included are such science fiction classics as "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Space Tug," and "Operation Terror," as well as rarities like "A Thousand Degrees Below Zero," "The Gallery Gods," and "Nerve." Also includes a biographical introduction and a selected bibliography. Complete list of contents: INTRODUCTION THE RUNAWAY SKYSCRAPER (1919) A THOUSAND DEGREES BELOW ZERO (1919) THE MAD PLANET (1920) THE GALLERY GODS (1921) THE RED DUST (1921) NERVE (1921) MORALE: A STORY OF THE WAR OF 1941-43 (1931) THE FIFTH-DIMENSION TUBE (1933) INVASION (1933) SPACE PLATFORM (1953) SPACE TUG (1953) THE INVADERS (1953) OPERATION: OUTER SPACE (1954) SAM, THIS IS YOU (1955) SCRIMSHAW (1955) THE MACHINE THAT SAVED THE WORLD (1957) THE MONSTER FROM EARTH'S END (1959) THE ALIENS (1959) LONG AGO, FAR AWAY (1959) THE LEADER (1960) THE AMBULANCE MADE TWO TRIPS (1960) PARIAH PLANET (1961) OPERATION TERROR (1962) TALENTS, INCORPORATED (1962) THE HATE DISEASE (1963) MURRAY LEINSTER: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 260+ entries in the MEGAPACK® series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, author collections...and much, much more!

Space Platform Serapis Classics

Space Platform  Serapis Classics
Author: Murray Leinster
Publsiher: Serapis Classics
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2017-11-12
ISBN: 396313450X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Platform Serapis Classics Book Excerpt:

Reaching for the Stars.... Ever since ancient man first gazed in wonder at the stars, humanity has dreamed of traveling to outer space. Now scientists agree that space-flight may very soon become a reality. Space Platform tells of man's first step into outer space ... of the difficulties and dangers of reaching for the stars. It is also an exciting adventure. When young Joe Kenmore came to Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the Platform he hadn't bargained for sabotage or murder or love. But Joe learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project. He found that the beautiful girl he loved, and men like The Chief, a rugged Indian steelworker, and Mike, a midget who made up for his size by brains, would have to fight with their bare hands to make man's age old dream of space travel come true!

Space Platform

Space Platform
Author: Murray Leinster
Publsiher: 谷月社
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Platform Book Excerpt:

There wasn’t anything underneath but clouds, and there wasn’t anything overhead but sky. Joe Kenmore looked out the plane window past the co-pilot’s shoulder. He stared ahead to where the sky and cloud bank joined—it was many miles away—and tried to picture the job before him. Back in the cargo space of the plane there were four big crates. They contained the pilot gyros for the most important object then being built on Earth, and it wouldn’t work properly without them. It was Joe’s job to take that highly specialized, magnificently precise machinery to its destination, help to install it, and see to its checking after it was installed. He felt uneasy. Of course the pilot and co-pilot—the only two other people on the transport plane—knew their stuff. Every imaginable precaution would be taken to make sure that a critically essential device like the pilot gyro assembly would get safely where it belonged. It would be—it was being—treated as if it were a crate of eggs instead of massive metal, smoothed and polished and lapped to a precision practically unheard of. But just the same Joe was worried. He’d seen the pilot gyro assembly made. He’d helped on it. He knew how many times a thousandth of an inch had been split in machining its bearings, and the breath-weight balance of its moving parts. He’d have liked to be back in the cargo compartment with it, but only the pilot’s cabin was pressurized, and the ship was at eighteen thousand feet, flying west by south....

Jesus Cloned

Jesus Cloned
Author: William Hagenbuch
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN: 1480830771
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Cloned Book Excerpt:

Nineteen-year-old Joe ODell is about to learn he is not who he thinks he is. Soon after being introduced to Betsy, a spirited coed unlike anyone he has met, Joe is abducted to a private, billion-dollar lab. There he discovers the unbelievable: he has been cloned from two-thousand-year-old burial lines that may have been Jesus Christs. Held captive, Joe watches his almost normal life through scenes recorded by a genius who wants to know if his clone is divine or not. Distraught, Joe flees. On his own, the once tender now broken soul welcomes darkness, even sin. The runaway never forgets Betsy who, after just one meeting, becomes a light to him, a beacon. Joe also remembers his college roommate, a modern-day matchmaker with his own struggle. When he returns to the life he knew, Joe reconnects with his dad and the old neighborhood that now includes new faces. Before being called to help one special person become one great minister someday, Joe touches everyone around him with his truth: God is within each of us. Jesus Cloned is a gentle, often funny, scientifically engaging, irrevocably sweet and heartwarming journey. Through their losses and gains, Joe and those closest to him reveal to themselvesand to all of ushow far Gods love reaches, and how much that love heals.

Stoneheart

Stoneheart
Author: Thornton House
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN: 1483407500
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stoneheart Book Excerpt:

Doctor Cher Stone is a highly respected Cardiovascular Surgeon at Memorial Hospital-highly respected but not especially liked. The doctors and interns call her Stoneheart behind her back because of her cold rigid attitude and bad temperament. Suzie Becker is Cher's head nurse and her only friend. Even Suzie is unaware of the dark secret that is consuming Cher making her the way she is. Wolf Harrison's book has been the number one best seller for over a year. He has been hired to create a character for a soap opera in hopes of increasing the shows rating. When Suzie and Cher meet Wolf at a party, Suzie is delighted being a big fan of his book. She quickly comes to love his quick wit and offbeat sense of humor. Cher on the other hand doesn't like anything about the man which comes as no surprise to Suzie. Cher hasn't shown an interest in anybody since Suzie met her. Cher makes it perfectly clear to Wolf by stating, You are definitely not my type! His reply makes Suzie think Cher may have met her match.

Fourteen And Seven

Fourteen And Seven
Author: Harlan Guillot
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2017-09-28
ISBN: 1640284907
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourteen And Seven Book Excerpt:

Fourteen and Seven is a fictional story of two young children who were raised by their grandparents after the tragic loss of their parents. It tells how at the age of fifteen, they fell in love. They both dropped out of school and were married at sixteen years old. Al worked on a tugboat with his grandfather, and on his seven days off, he and his young wife, Martha, fished and trapped in the marshes of South Louisiana. They spent their time down the bayous at their grandfather's camps. It tells how Al came to know the Lord when he almost drowned. It tells of the wealth he acquired during his young life. How he moved up with his company and became a rich man. It tells of the lifestyle in South Louisiana from the 1920s to the present. This book is about a couple who fell hopelessly in love and how God blessed them their entire life. You won't read much tragedy in this novel. You will read about the love and life of a couple who believed in God and how He richly blessed them. It describes the waterways and bayous of South Louisiana, the Hill Country of Texas, and the mountains of Colorado. It talks about Alligator hunting and fishing along with trapping. You will get caught up in a lifestyle the author lived. You will walk into a world that once was. Enjoy Fourteen and Seven and the love of a very young couple. Watch as God walked with them every step of the way.

Sylvans The Apocalypse Series Book 3

Sylvans  The Apocalypse Series  Book 3
Author: Patrick Astre
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 1614178275
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvans The Apocalypse Series Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Only one man knows the devastation about to rain down upon the human race. He's an ordinary man with addiction problems who--after a drunk-driving accident--is still struggling with his discovery of Sylvans. Since the dawn of time, Sylvans lived peacefully among us until the NSA agent running the Brookhaven National Lab seizes the opportunity to exercise control over the ancient race. Now, all hell is about to break loose. THE APOCALYPSE SERIES, in order The Boomer Protocols Cold Fusion Sylvans The Devil's Caldera

KAPO KURTZ S GOLD BOY

KAPO KURTZ S GOLD BOY
Author: BILL STEWART
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN: 1466971010
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

KAPO KURTZ S GOLD BOY Book Excerpt:

The story is about six million dollars in gold coins. The protagonist, Joe Wolfe, is a Jewish adolescent in Poland at the beginning of World War II. The story follows him through interment in Buchenwald Concentration Camp and the eventual reunion with his father, who has stolen the gold from the Nazis. They migrate to America, where Joe makes a new best friend in Jimmy Shea. Both men enlist to fight in the Korean War. They finally return home and purchase the marina from the widow of the marina owner. The story continues through building the marina during the Cold War while waiting for conditions in Europe to open the Iron Curtain and retrieve the gold. Joe also suffers from alcoholism in his early life.

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era
Author: E. Lâle Demirtürk
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 1498596223
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Novels in the Black Lives Matter Era Book Excerpt:

This book explores revisions of black male vulnerability in contemporary literature, examining how an everyday life determined by racialized social control can be transformed. It shows how transformative change takes place in black male characters’ efforts to work through the criminality-as-vulnerability script in order to make a social impact.

Blood Grove

Blood Grove
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 1474616577
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Grove Book Excerpt:

Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shell-shocked Vietnam War veteran- a young white man who claims to have gotten into a fight protecting a white woman from a black man- he knows he shouldn't take the case. Though he sees nothing but trouble in the brooding ex-soldier's eyes, Easy, a vet himself, feels a kinship form between them. Easy embarks on an investigation that takes him from mountaintops to the desert, through South Central and into sex clubs and the homes of the fabulously wealthy, facing hippies, the mob, and old friends perhaps more dangerous than anyone else. Set against the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, BLOOD GROVE is ultimately a story about survival, not only of the body but also the soul. Widely hailed as "incomparable" (Chicago Tribune) and "dazzling" (Tampa Bay Times), Walter Mosley proves that he's at the top of his game in this bold return to the endlessly entertaining series that has kept fans on their toes for years.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror  Mirror
Author: Tiger Faye
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1525515470
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirror Mirror Book Excerpt:

When twin brothers Jett and Adam, and their best friend Mavis, go for a research trip to Costa Rica, they never thought they would uncover relics from a land that lays hidden within the hollows of a supernatural chasm. Forbidden explorations land the trio in peril and when Jett’s curiosity almost kills him, a mysterious and deadly warrior named Blaze is his unlikely saviour. Through her, Jett, Adam, and Mavis are exposed to the hidden city of Myra, whose inhabitants possess abilities that go beyond their comprehension. Despite the residents’ formidable gifts, no power comes without its price, and the trio witnesses the struggle of the curse and blessing that is bestowed upon the people of the shining city. When Mavis is kidnapped, Jett must choose between betraying his saviour and losing his best friend forever. As Blaze’s dark past and tainted blood are revealed to him, Jett struggles to decide whether to trust or betray his rescuer. Will Jett leave with Mavis by his side again? Or will his own power be his destruction? As they race against the clock, Jett will realize that is that no one is always the hero, and no one is always the villain.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Jane Sloan
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 1995-03-08
ISBN: 9780520089044
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Excerpt:

"A concise and intelligent synthesis of what we know and think about Hitchcock and a road map to future work on the subject. . . . There is no complete index to Hitchcock's career like this one and critics and historians will mine Sloan's work with enormous profit. . . . The 'Critical Survey' section constitutes an invaluable contribution to the project of metacriticism."—Matthew Bernstein, author of Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent

Route 66 Lost Found

Route 66  Lost   Found
Author: Russell A. Olsen
Publsiher: Motorbooks International
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0760318549
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Lost Found Book Excerpt:

Route 66: Lost and Found conveys the spirit and the times, not quite like any other book. Arizona Daily SunFor several decades, Route 66 was the nation's main east-west thoroughfare, pointing Middle America toward all the promise California seemed to hold at various times, whether permanent refuge from the Dust Bowl or a temporary escape from the drudgery of everyday suburban life in prosperous postwar America. As such, America's Main Street once teemed with activity . . . bustling centers of commerce that evaporated into the vast American landscape like the jet contrails overhead and the heat rising from the Interstate asphalt. This engaging look at the "Mother Road" takes 75 locations along its 2,297 mile route from Chicago to Santa Monica and shows them first during their halcyon heydays through black-and-white photographs and period postcards, then on the facing page as they appear today, from the exact same angle and also through vivid black-and-white photographs.