La Dolce Morte

La Dolce Morte
Author: Mikel J. Koven
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2006-10-02
ISBN: 0810858703
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Dolce Morte Book Excerpt:

With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies tend to ignore horror cinema in general and the giallo specifically. Critics often deride these films, which reveal more about the reviewers' own prejudices than any problem with the works themselves. As a counter to such biases, Mikel J. Koven argues for an alternative approach to studying these films, by approaching them as vernacular cinema—distinct from "popular cinema." According to Koven, to look at a film from a vernacular perspective removes the assumptions about what constitutes a "good" film and how a particular film is in some way "artistic." In La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film, Koven explores the history and evolution of this aspect of cinema, and places these films within the context of Italian popular filmmaking. He addresses various themes, motifs, and tropes in these films: their use of space, the murders, the role of the detective, the identity of the killer, issues of belief, excess, and the set-piece. In addition to being the first academic study of the giallo film in English, this book surveys more than fifty films of this subgenre. In addition to filmmakers like Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Koven also looks at the films of Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Pupi Avati, Umberto Lenzi, and others. In all, the works of twenty-five different filmmakers are considered in this book. Also explored are the inter-relationships between these films: how one influences others, how certain filmmakers take ideas and build off of them, and how those ideas are further transformed by other filmmakers. Koven also explores the impact of the giallo on the later North American slasher genre.

To Catch A Killer My Hunt for the Truth Behind the Doorstep Murder

To Catch A Killer   My Hunt for the Truth Behind the Doorstep Murder
Author: Peter Bleksley
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 1789460220
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Catch A Killer My Hunt for the Truth Behind the Doorstep Murder Book Excerpt:

On 28 November 2004, banker and father-of-two Alistair Wilson was shot three times on his doorstep in a killing more commonly associated with inner city gang wars than a sleepy seaside town in the Scottish Highlands. All these years later, the question remains: why? Who would wish to kill this respectable husband and family man in such a brutal fashion? Was it simply a tragic case of mistaken identity, or did someone have reason to end Alistair's life? And what was the significance of the envelope handed to him before he was fatally wounded? Over the years, lines of enquiry have been investigated and dismissed, gossip has spread, theories offered and rumours debated at length. And yet, so long after Alistair's death, no arrest has ever been made and precious few motives have been made public. In this gripping true crime investigation, Peter Bleksley, top ex-undercover cop and The Chief on Channel 4's Hunted, strives to uncover the truth and hunt down Alistair's killer. He travels to Scotland, speaks to experts, and draws on his decades of investigative experience in order to provide new insight into Scotland's most mysterious murder case.

Lady Killer 4

Lady Killer  4
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2015-01-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Killer 4 Book Excerpt:

Josie is a happily dedicated housewife and mother in 1960s suburban Seattlebut she's keeping a secret from her family: she's also a contract killer with nerves of steel! But when the tables turn and she finds herself with a target on her own back, she looks for answers from another mysterious, deadly woman! A level of violence that can only be described as _Mad Men_'s Betty Draper meets _Dexter._�Comic Book Resources

Dear Killer

Dear Killer
Author: Katherine Ewell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 006225782X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Killer Book Excerpt:

Full of "can't look away" moments, Dear Killer is a psychological thriller perfect for fans of gritty realistic fiction such as Dan Wells's I Am Not a Serial Killer and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, as well as television's Dexter. Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Kit looks like your average seventeen-year-old high school student, but she has a secret—she's London's notorious "Perfect Killer." She chooses who to murder based on letters left in a secret mailbox, and she's good—no, perfect—at what she does. Her moral nihilism—the fact that she doesn't believe in right and wrong—makes being a serial killer a whole lot easier . . . until she breaks her own rules by befriending someone she's supposed to murder, as well as the detective in charge of the Perfect Killer case. As New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series Michael Grant says, Dear Killer is "shocking, mesmerizing, and very smart."

A Killer s Instinct

A Killer s Instinct
Author: Sophia Alexandra
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 1491794380
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Killer s Instinct Book Excerpt:

Tara Jones is being hunted by the H Group, a group of hit men for hire. Will she survive? And who is Assassin number Fifty-Six and what are his true intentions toward her. Will he save her, or is he just trying to kill her also? Welcome to the H GROUP underground headquarters,where assassins abound and nothing is as it seems.

The Serial Killer Whisperer

The Serial Killer Whisperer
Author: Pete Earley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 1439199043
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Serial Killer Whisperer Book Excerpt:

From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earley—the strange but true story of how a young man’s devastating brain injury gave him the unique ability to connect with the world’s most terrifying criminals. Fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia had everything a teenager could want until he suffered a horrific head injury at summer camp. When he emerged from a coma, his right side was paralyzed, he had to relearn how to walk and talk, and he needed countless pills to control his emotions. Abandoned and shunned by his friends, he began writing to serial killers on a whim and discovered that the same traumatic brain injury that made him an outcast to his peers now enabled him to connect emotionally with notorious murderers. Soon many of America’s most dangerous psychopaths were revealing to him heinous details about their crimes—even those they’d never been convicted of. Tony despaired as he found himself inescapably drawn into their violent worlds of murder, rape, and torture—until he found a way to use his gift. Asked by investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to aid in solving a murder, Tony launched his own searches for forgotten victims with clues provided by the killers themselves. The Serial Killer Whisperer takes readers into the minds of murderers like never before, but it also tells the inspiring tale of a struggling American family and a tormented young man who found healing and closure in the most unlikely way—by connecting with monsters.

Darkening the Italian Screen

Darkening the Italian Screen
Author: Eugenio Ercolani
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 1476635382
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darkening the Italian Screen Book Excerpt:

 The birth and rise of popular Italian cinema since the early 1950s can be attributed purely to necessity. The vast number of genres, sub-genres, currents and crossovers and the way they have overlapped, died out or replaced each other has been an attempt, in postwar years, to contain the invasion of U.S. product while satisfying the demands the American industry had created in Italy. The author explores one of the most multi-faceted and contradictory industries cinema has ever known through the careers of those most closely associated with it. His recorded interviews were conducted with directors and actors both well-known and upcoming.

Necessary Dark

Necessary Dark
Author: Robert Harlow
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2002-05-16
ISBN: 1465315683
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Dark Book Excerpt:

W.W.ll was not, for Pilot Officer Tate, one story. It was departing and arriving over and over again. It was leaving old friends, gaining new ones and living through their deaths. It was losing command of ones life and becoming the creature of a cause called great and necessary. It was being good at what one does, and hoping to be lucky. It was a barrier to a past that could not be revisited, while being lured to think of a future despite the odds against having one. It was loving ones fellow warriors in ways that can never be repeated. It was, in Tates case, growing up and becoming an adult knowing only how to bomb and destroy and fly back to base in whatever way possible. And, in the end, it was feeling guilty for having survived. Robert Harlows semi-autobiographical 8th novel makes this, and more, hugely accessible.

Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley

Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley
Author: William Minto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 483
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Killer s Ink

Killer s Ink
Author: Malcolm Shuman,M. S. Karl
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1497663288
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer s Ink Book Excerpt:

His career in shambles, a newspaperman looks for a new start in rural Louisiana Pete Brady is in a bar on Magazine Street, halfway through his third Manhattan, when he gets a message from the New Orleans underworld. In response to Pete’s recent investigation into drug trafficking, they have sent him a message: slitting his favorite source’s throat, ear to ear. Even a Pulitzer Prize can’t get that image out of Pete’s head, and so he bolts, moving to desolate Troy, Louisiana, where he buys a failing newspaper and tries to turn it into a force for good. But death is not through with Pete Brady. While tidying the graves in the local churchyard, a group of society ladies discover the body of Frieda Troy MacBride, gossip columnist, whose acid tongue has finally gotten her killed. As he struggles to keep his little paper from going under, Brady must unmask this small-town slayer before every writer on staff meets the same fate.

Killer s Race

Killer s Race
Author: J.R. Roberts
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1612324827
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer s Race Book Excerpt:

A Killer s Heart

A Killer s Heart
Author: Susan Wilkins
Publsiher: Herkimer Limited
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 1916901247
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Killer s Heart Book Excerpt:

The gripping political thriller with a shocking conspiracy at its heart from 'blazingly brilliant' best-selling author Susan Wilkins (Sunday Mirror). A heart transplant saved him… but the search for the truth could cost him his life. 'Unpredictable, intricately woven…I couldn’t stop reading', Amazon reviewer. ★★★★★ A heart transplant saved Adam Hardy's life. But as he recovers from surgery, strange visions surface. Adam’s organ donor wasn’t killed in an accident – he was murdered. As Adam frantically tries to untangle the truth, reports of a deadly new virus start to emerge. Felicity Oldroyd, the Chief Medical Officer for England, is in a race against time to contain the pandemic. But the way the virus is spreading raises some disturbing questions. Together with police from Counter Terrorism Command, she battles to identify the source of the outbreak and ensure her country’s survival. Adam's memory could provide the vital clue. Can he help Felicity and the police get to the truth before it’s too late? An emotionally charged page-turner full of mystery and suspense. Written before the emergence of Covid-19, this is a prescient political thriller for fans of Michael Crichton, David Baldacci and James Patterson. Praise for the Kaz Phelps Series: 'Well plotted and unflinchingly told.' (Sunday Express) 'Murder, corruption and a crafted plot make for a fine read.' (The Sun) Praise for the Detective Megan Thomas series: 'My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant.' Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★ 'I didn't want it to end. I can't wait for the next one.' Amazon reviewer, ★★★★★ 'I loved the book and was gripped straight from the off. Susan’s a great writer, building up the tension nicely and giving a thumping action-packed ending that really delivers.' Jessie Keane, best-selling author of The Knock

Footprints of Fire

Footprints of Fire
Author: Various Poets
Publsiher: Black Eagle Books
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-05-09
ISBN: 1645600300
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Footprints of Fire Book Excerpt:

Footprints of Fire is the most authoritative book of translation of contemporary poetry from the state of Odisha which is known for its rich and spectacular contributions in the fields of art, literature and culture of India. Dr Jayasingh, one of the most distinguished Indian poets and translators, has tried to showcase this as the key literary document of the contemporary Odia poetry 1950 - 2015. Dr Jayasingh has selected only 74 poets from many poets writing over the period to show how they with extraordinary thematic variations, innovative technical excellences, their authentic artistic skill and power have displayed immense potential to be placed among the outstanding poets of the country.

Selected Writings

Selected Writings
Author: Sir Philip Sidney
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415942317
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Writings Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia
Author: Philip Sidney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1655
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pastoral literature, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia Book Excerpt:

The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia -- Sonnets -- The defence of Poesie -- Astrophel and Stella -- Her Most Excellent Majestie walking in Wanstead Garden -- A supplement [not by Sidney] to the third book of Arcadia --A remedie for love.

The lyre of love ed by P L Courtier

The lyre of love  ed  by P L  Courtier
Author: Lyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1806
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Love poetry, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The lyre of love ed by P L Courtier Book Excerpt:

French Kiss

French Kiss
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 150404536X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Kiss Book Excerpt:

The search for a mysterious artifact leads to a trek across the globe in this thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Bourne novels. In the French countryside, a man is brutally murdered. In a Connecticut church, a priest is sacrificed. All in pursuit of an artifact rumored to possess mystical powers . . . The three-bladed weapon known as the Prey Dauw will make its owner the most feared man in the world, powerful enough to control all of Asia and its drug trade. But there is still one piece left to find. New York lawyer Chris Haye and NYPD lieutenant Seve Guarda are drawn into the bloody search when they learn their brothers have been killed. Their quest for vengeance takes them from Manhattan to France to the depths of Southeast Asia. But the man behind their brothers’ savage murders will stop at nothing to gain the ultimate prize. From the acclaimed author of the Nicholas Linnear series and many other bestsellers, as well as the novels that continue the story of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne character, French Kiss is packed with “suspense that is sustained to the final page” (Los Angeles Times).

Riccardo Freda

Riccardo Freda
Author: Roberto Curti
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-04-10
ISBN: 1476669708
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riccardo Freda Book Excerpt:

"In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909-1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family"--

Uncle John s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 160710704X
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncle John s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Book Excerpt:

The Bathroom Reader turns 25! Uncle John is celebrating this historic milestone with his biggest all-new edition ever--more than 600 pages of absorbing material! 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor Category 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor "Fully Loaded" is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from the world's best-selling bathroom reading series. As always, it's divided by length: quickies for the reader on the go, medium-sized articles for those with a few minutes to spare, and extra-long pieces for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Here are just a few of the hundreds of topics loaded into this edition of America's favorite "on the go" source of fascinating information: * Forgotten Firsts * Dumb Crooks: Stoner Edition * Bizarre Japanese Video Games * The Kamikaze Instruction Manual * Our Lady of the Little Green Men * The Worst Fire in American History * The World's Worst Business Decision * The New Years Eve Opossum Drop * Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? * Failed Doomsday Predictions * When Toilets Explode * And much, much more!

Communicator

Communicator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Prisoners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicator Book Excerpt: