Directory of World Cinema Spain

Directory of World Cinema  Spain
Author: Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN: 1841505773
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directory of World Cinema Spain Book Excerpt:

Though loved by moviegoers worldwide, Spanish cinema has thus far suffered from a relative lack of critical attention. Focusing on the vast corpus of films that have left their marks on generations of spectators, Directory of World Cinema: Spain returns the national cinema of Spain rightfully to the forefront with numerous full-colour stills and essays establishing the key players and genres in their sociopolitical context, including civil war films, romances, comedies and the cinema of the transition. From the award-winning big-budget productions of Pedro Almodóvar in Madrid to Pere Portabella’s experimental documentaries and the influential Barcelona School, reviews cover individual titles in considerable depth. Essential reading for aficionados of Spanish cinema at all levels, this volume provides an accessible overview of the main trends and issues in Spanish film.

The Great Shroud

The Great Shroud
Author: Vera Morris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN: 1472283651
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Shroud Book Excerpt:

THE ANGLIAN DETECTIVE AGENCY ARE BACK Aldeburgh, 1972. The local community is devastated by the accidental death of a local fisherman. Another tragedy to add to the recent murders of three young women. Soon, Laurel Bowman, Frank Diamond and the rest of the Anglian Detective Agency are pulled in to investigate another complex and dangerous case. But one of them is convinced that the fisherman's death is not an accident and they'll do anything to prove it. Even risk breaking up the agency. With a killer on the loose, time is of the essence, but can Frank and Laurel unravel the mystery before another life is lost? And will the agency survive the investigation? Join Laurel Bowman, Frank Diamond and the rest of the Anglian Detective Agency as they embark on their latest case in this fifth instalment of Vera Morris's much-loved and unputdownable mystery series. Readers LOVE Vera Morris's Anglian Detective Agency series: 'I sat up to past midnight reading this book' ***** 'Full of twists and turns' ***** 'A book you just know you are going to like from the 1st page' ***** 'A perfect detective novel' ***** 'I started it early one morning and had finished it by bed-time that same day!' ***** 'A super read' ***** 'This book stands head and shoulders above the rest in this overcrowded genre' ***** 'Absolute must read' *****

Their Silent Graves

Their Silent Graves
Author: Carla Kovach
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 1838888659
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Silent Graves Book Excerpt:

Some lies won’t stay buried forever… Cherie sees the anger on her husband’s face. She’s late home from work. Again. He’s always like this when she doesn’t call, and she’s scared he wouldn’t believe her even if she could tell him the truth. ‘I called in to see Mum on the way home.’ Cherie didn’t visit her mum, but she can’t say where she’s been. It’s a secret that, if told, could ruin the lives of everyone around her. But recently somebody has started sending her messages. Somebody knows what Cherie has done and they’re ready to tell. When a body of a young man, connected to Cherie’s past, is found in a shallow grave in a nearby woodland, she is certain the killer is sending her a message. And when her closest school friend then goes missing, her worst fears are realised. Someone wants revenge and they’re going to do everything they can to get it. If you like Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love this heart-racing thriller from bestselling author, Carla Kovach. With gripping suspense and a twist you won’t see coming, Their Silent Graves will have you hooked from page one. What readers are saying about Their Silent Graves: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this creepy, crazy book! So many dark twists and turns! I couldn’t put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW, what a great thriller this was! I can't really put into words how good this book was… Amazing… fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW! Suspense off the charts… Kept me reading through the night.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this creepy crazy book!! So many dark twists and turns! I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ding, ding, ding! Another winner in the DI Gina Harte series… Once you start reading, you don’t want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘So gripping, you are flying through the pages!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was kept on the edge of my seat with each gruesome murder!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping and fast-paced, never a dull moment… I legit did not want to put it down… The ending is so satisfying and perfect, and I was not able to guess it at all. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A book that hooks you from the start.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, this one had a creepy vibe that just did not give up… Once I start, I just cannot put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Clever, complex and unique… I enjoyed each word.’ Sam’s Common Scents ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I'm always excited with the prospect of a new Carla Kovach book, and this certainly proved to be worth waiting for… brilliant.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Creepy, full of mystery and twists and with plenty of weird and wonderful suspects along the way. I loved this novel and would definitely recommend. NetGalley reviewer ‘I was glued to my Kindle until I finished it.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another fantastic book in the series.’ Hampshire Book Lover

The Crimes of Jack the Ripper

The Crimes of Jack the Ripper
Author: Paul Roland
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 1848581475
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crimes of Jack the Ripper Book Excerpt:

More than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East End, Jack the Ripper continues to exert a macabre fascination on the popular imagination. After scrupulously re-examining official documents of the time, investigative journalist Paul Roland strips away decades of myth and misconceptions to reveal the identity of a brand-new s...

Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone
Author: Susan Wilkins
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN: 1838885196
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Close to the Bone Book Excerpt:

‘Fast paced… I have to admit I struggled to put this book down, grabbing five minutes here and there just to finish it!… Fantastic read, would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Thomas, we’ve brought your sister in for questioning. She’s our prime suspect.’ Detective Megan Thomas used to work undercover, in constant danger, unsure who to trust. Now she’s moved to the remote, wild coast of Devon to be with her family and learn to live without fear. At last, she can remember why she joined the police – to get justice and protect the innocent. But when her sister Debbie finds the broken body of local businessman Greg Porter, his hand reaching out as if to beg, Megan’s peace is shattered… Porter’s wife and children don’t seem to care much about their loss, and everyone in their small seaside town knows his business dealings were shady. So Megan can’t understand why her colleague Jim Collins is so determined to prove Debbie did it. And why is Debbie acting so suspiciously? When she learns the secret Debbie’s hiding – a secret that could tear her family apart – suddenly Megan is the one with doubts. But is her beloved sister really capable of murder? Megan’s boss won’t allow her to investigate, leaving Megan on the sidelines. Caught between her job and her family, Megan doesn’t know where to turn. She’s desperate to save her sister, but how far is she willing to go? Then a surprise confession takes the case into even darker waters. Everyone who knew Porter seems to have a reason to lie – even some of the cops on Megan’s team. The only way Megan can find the truth is to risk everything by confronting a killer. But without knowing who to trust, she can’t be sure she’ll make it out alive… Fans of Ann Cleeves, Angela Marsons and Mari Hannah will be hooked by this incredibly gripping mystery thriller. Readers love Susan Wilkins’ writing: ‘Absolutely brilliant!! From start to finish I was kept totally gripped. Full of twists and turns… Susan Wilkins is an amazing author and I can't wait for the next one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fast-paced, tightly plotted… Another dose of brilliant crime fiction. More please!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Compulsive and thoroughly captivating… I found myself unable to tear myself away and as a consequence read it all in a single tense sitting… Bags of suspense and action wrapped up in a thrillingly plotted story’ Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripped from start to finish… I am in awe.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Addictive and enthralling!… Devoured this book in just one sitting, it was that addictive.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely devoured Close to the Bone… gripping, thrilling and draws you straight in… impossible to put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘My favourite read of 2020… I was engaged from the very first chapter… Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Well, another success by Susan Wilkins!!… an action-packed crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages.’ Bookworm86 ‘Extremely compulsive… My attention didn’t waver for a second and I read it in one sitting’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Addictive, gripping, twisty… How this story unfolds is just brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this… If you like Vera you will love this book. Brilliant’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

To be Continued

To be Continued
Author: Merle Jacob,Hope Apple
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2000
ISBN: 157356155X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Continued Book Excerpt:

Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Directory of World Cinema

Directory of World Cinema
Author: Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1841504637
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directory of World Cinema Book Excerpt:

Spanish cinema is one of the most diverse and interesting on an international level, but lacks communicational platforms and detailed analysis. This volume addresses the issue with a focus on the main corpus of movies that have left an indelible tread through different generations of spectators.

The Mystery Fancier Vol 1 No 5 September 1977

The Mystery Fancier  Vol  1 No  5  September 1977
Author: Guy M. Townsend,P. D. James,Rex Stout
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 1434403866
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery Fancier Vol 1 No 5 September 1977 Book Excerpt:

The Mystery Fancier, Volume 1 Number 5, September 1977, contains: "Piercing the Closed Circle: The Technique of Point of View in Works by P. D. James," by Jane S. Bakerman, "Fear and Loathing With the Lone Wolf," by George Kelley, "The Avon Classic Crime Collection," by Jeff Meyerson, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga, Part III," by Guy M. Townsend.

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Oxford Companion to American Literature
Author: James D. Hart,Phillip Leininger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 791
Release: 1995-10-12
ISBN: 0195065484
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to American Literature Book Excerpt:

Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

The First Lie

The First Lie
Author: A. J. Park
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN: 1409187446
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Lie Book Excerpt:

The most gripping psychological thriller you'll read this year - perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards, Claire McGowan, TM Logan and KL Slater... 'This is a real page turner. I finished it in one go!' MARTINA COLE 'A.J. Park is a master of suspense who knows how to keep readers hovering tensely over the edges of their seats' SOPHIE HANNAH ***** THEY HID THE BODY. THEY KEPT THE SECRET. BUT WHAT WAS THE FIRST LIE? When Paul Reeve comes home to find his wife in the bathroom, bloodied and shaking, his survival instinct kicks in. Alice never meant to kill the intruder. She was at home, alone, and terrified. She doesn't deserve to be blamed for it. Covering up the murder is their only option. But the crime eats away at the couple and soon they can't trust anyone - even one another... ***** Praise for THE FIRST LIE: 'A great thriller that will keep you turning the pages well into the night' LUCA VESTE 'Twisty, layered and compelling. A genuine page-turner' MW CRAVEN 'Tightly plotted, well-drawn characters and an edge of your seat page-turner' CATHY KELLY 'Splendidly twisty, it keeps its secrets until the final pages' DAILY MAIL

Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature

Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature
Author: Andrea Morris,Margaret Parker
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 1443809209
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature Book Excerpt:

The volume Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature is itself a celebration of a tradition of scholarly dialogue in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. The articles included here began as papers presented at the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, held in Baton Rouge Louisiana, February 23-24, 2006. Each of the authors responds in innovative ways to the idea of connecting texts, contexts, and genres, as well as to the disconnect that is often present between what we perceive as “Hispanic” identity and the experience of those left on the margin. Topics include “Celebrating and Rewriting Difference: (De)colonized Identities,” “Word and Image in the Spanish Golden Age,” and “Latin American Literature and Politics,” among others. The collection is demonstrative of current trends in Hispanic literary and cultural criticism, which are increasingly less bound by traditional regional and temporal constructs. While each author’s research is rooted in a specific socio-historic context, their combined contributions to the present volume provide a far-reaching perspective that expands the notion of “text” to go beyond the literary and engage a multitude of disciplines. “…it emphasizes the often illuminating connections among literary and cultural texts which can be drawn when one conceives of Hispanism and its literary and cultural fields as shaped by trends and issues, rather than divided by periods and regions (...) What strikes me most is the newness of each piece. While each is very well informed, none rehearses old historical or theoretical ground more than is absolutely necessary, but rather presents either a new or overlooked text or offers a new approach.” Leslie Bary, University of Louisiana, Lafayette “An impressive array of well-established and younger scholars has produced a volume whose scope is the entire Hispanic world extending from the Golden Age to the contemporary era. (...) This volume will be of interest to all scholars and critics of Hispanic literature as well as to historians and political scientists. Many of the essays challenge traditional assumptions about the colonization of the Hispanic world as well as the motivations for the revolutions for independence whose influence is still strongly alive in contemporary treatments of fundamental questions of national identity, race, class, and gender.” C. Chris Soufas, Jr., Tulane University

The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Guardian (Manchester, England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guardian Index Book Excerpt:

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1242
Release: 1953-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: London (England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated London News Book Excerpt:

The Confession

The Confession
Author: Jo Spain
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1786488388
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confession Book Excerpt:

Sometimes the truth is not all it seems. Sometimes a confession is just the beginning . . . Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry's many sins - corruption, greed, betrayal - have finally caught up with him. An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled. Has Carney's surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game? ********** 'Brilliantly dark' Daily Mail 'Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive' Daily Mirror 'A brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride' Irish Independent 'Gripping' Best 'Clever, chilling' Sunday Times

Cue

Cue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 908
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Amusements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Humanities Index

British Humanities Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1034
Release: 1930-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saturday Review of Literature Book Excerpt:

Red as Blood

Red as Blood
Author: Lilja Sigurdardóttir
Publsiher: Orenda Books
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 191458533X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red as Blood Book Excerpt:

Áróra becomes involved in the search for an Icelandic woman who disappeared from her home while making dinner, as she continues to hunt for her missing sister. The second breathtaking instalment in the chilling, addictive An Áróra Investigation series... ‘Icelandic crime-writing at its finest ... immersive and unnerving’ Shari Lapena ‘Chilly and chilling ... Lilja Sigurðardóttir's terrific investigator Áróra is back for another tense and thrilling read. Highly recommended!' Tariq Ashkanani ‘Áróra establishes herself as a heroine to move the heart’ Daily Mail _____________________________ When entrepreneur Flosi arrives home for dinner one night, he discovers that his house has been ransacked, and his wife Gudrun missing. A letter on the kitchen table confirms that she has been kidnapped. If Flosi doesn’t agree to pay an enormous ransom, Gudrun will be killed. Forbidden from contacting the police, he gets in touch with Áróra, who specialises in finding hidden assets, and she, alongside her detective friend Daniel, try to get to the bottom of the case without anyone catching on. Meanwhile, Áróra and Daniel continue the puzzling, devastating search for Áróra’s sister Ísafold, who disappeared without trace. As fog descends, in a cold and rainy Icelandic autumn, the investigation becomes increasingly dangerous, and confusing. Chilling, twisty and unbearably tense, Red as Blood is the second instalment in the riveting, addictive An Áróra Investigation series, and everything is at stake... _________________________________ ‘Lilja Sigurðardóttir doesn’t write cookie-cutter crime novels ... Isn’t that what all crime writers should aim for?’ The Times ‘Lilja is a stand-out voice in Iceland Noir’ James Oswald ‘Sure to please Scandi noir fans’ Publishers Weekly ‘One of my new favourite series ... Áróra’s brains and brawn, combined with the super-cool Icelandic setting, is a winning combination’ Michael J. Malone ‘So atmospheric’ Crime Monthly ‘Áróra is a wonderful character: unique, passionate, unpredictable and very real’ Michael Ridpath Praise for Lilja Sigurðardóttir ‘Another bleak, unpredictable classic’ Metro ‘Intricate, enthralling and very moving – a wonderful crime novel’ William Ryan ‘Three things we love about Cold as Hell: Iceland’s unrelenting midnight sun; the gritty Nordic murder mystery; the peculiar and bewitching characters’ Apple Books 'Smart writing with a strongly beating heart' Big Issue 'Tough, uncompromising and unsettling' Val McDermid 'Tense and pacey' Guardian 'Deftly plotted' Financial Times ‘An emotional suspense rollercoaster on a par with The Firm, as desperate, resourceful, profoundly lovable characters scheme against impossible odds’ Alexandra Sokoloff 'Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns' Sunday Times ‘The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year’ New York Journal of Books 'Taut, gritty and thoroughly absorbing' Booklist 'A stunning addition to the icy-cold crime genre' Foreword Reviews

The Times Index

The Times Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1552
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Times (London, England)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Times Index Book Excerpt:

Indexes the Times, Sunday times and magazine, Times literary supplement, Times educational supplement, Times educational supplement Scotland, and the Times higher education supplement.