The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man
Author: Kate White
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 0062350668
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrong Man Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author, an exciting psychological thriller about a woman whose attempt to shake up her life may cost her everything. Bold and adventurous in her work as owner of one of Manhattan's boutique interior design firms, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in her personal life. While on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. When she literally bumps into a charming stranger at her hotel, she decides to make good on her promise and act on her attraction. But back in New York, when Kit arrives at his apartment ready to pick up where they left off in the Keys, she doesn't recognize the man standing on the other side of the door. Was this a cruel joke, or something truly sinister happening? Kit soon realizes that she's been thrown into a treacherous plot, which is both deeper and deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Now the only way to protect herself, her business, and the people she loves is to find out the true identity of the man who has turned her life upside down. Adrenaline-charged and filled with harrowing twists at every turn, The Wrong Man will keep readers riveted until the final page.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 081315328X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Excerpt:

This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Marantz Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films—Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho—as well as some of his more uneven ones—Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz—and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society. Drawing on a number of methodologies including feminism, psychoanalysis, and family systems, the author provides an insightful look at the paradox of a Victorian-style gentleman who evolved into one of the leading masters of the modern medium of film. Cohen posits that Hitchcock's films are, in part, a masculine response to the domestic, psychological novels that had appealed primarily to women during the Victorian era. His career, she argues, can be seen as an attempt to balance "the two faces of Victorianism": the masculine legacy of law and hierarchy and the feminine legacy of feeling and imagination. Cohen asserts that Hitchcock's films reflect his Victorian legacy and serve as a map for ideological trends. She charts his development from his British period through his classic Hollywood years into his later phase, tracing a conceptual evolution that corresponds to an evolution in cultural identity—one that builds on a Victorian inheritance and ultimately discards it.

Sarquis The James Thomas Series Book 3

Sarquis  The James Thomas Series  Book 3
Author: Brooke Sivendra
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1644571587
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sarquis The James Thomas Series Book 3 Book Excerpt:

The Past Confronts the Future in Sorin, a Romantic Thriller from Brooke Sivendra --Present Day, New York City-- Maya Ashwood has been taken hostage, and her kidnapper wants two things in exchange: James Thomas and Makaela Ashwood. James must create a plan enabling him to both rescue Maya and keep Makaela safe from the clutches of the man hunting him. The stakes have never been higher. James must face his past, uncover the truth about his family, and fight for the lives of the people he loves. He cannot fail Makaela now—not when she needs him most. Publisher Note: Sorin is the fifth book in a series that follow an ex-CIA operative in search of justice, revenge and love. Best suited for readers who like strong characters, intrigue and smoking-hot romance. The James Thomas Series Escanta Saratani Sarquis Lucian Sorin

The Books That Changed My Life

The Books That Changed My Life
Author: Bethanne Patrick
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1942872291
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books That Changed My Life Book Excerpt:

One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Emma Straub, Eric Idle, Fay Weldon, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Jim Shepard, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, Nelson DeMille, Rosanne Cash, Susan Orlean, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

Fatal Vision SEALs of Shadow Force Book 5 A Thrilling SEAL Novel of Romantic Suspense

Fatal Vision  SEALs of Shadow Force  Book 5  A Thrilling SEAL Novel of Romantic Suspense
Author: Misty Evans
Publsiher: Beach Path Publishing, LLC.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatal Vision SEALs of Shadow Force Book 5 A Thrilling SEAL Novel of Romantic Suspense Book Excerpt:

**Don’t miss the nonstop action and a second chance at love for the hero and heroine in the next bestselling SEALs of Shadow Force book from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans!! In this fifth book in the SEALs of Shadow Force series, Colton and Shelby face family issues, a serial killer bent on revenge, second chances, and are joined by Connor and Sabrina from Fatal Love! ★★★★★ “This book is absolutely FANTASTIC!” ~ Reader review The gunshot that nearly killed her brought her husband back... FBI agent Shelby Claiborne was closing in on a serial killer when she was shot and left in a coma. Almost fully recovered, she still can’t remember what she discovered that day that put her in the killer’s crosshairs. The only man who can answer her questions is her sexy, renegade ex-husband. No one hurts his family and gets away with it... Former SEAL Colton Bells never thought he’d see Shelby again, much less become her bodyguard. His feisty ex-wife is smack in the middle of an investigation that points to him as a murderer. Meanwhile, the real killer is still out there, waiting—and watching. To stop a killer, they must take the law into their own hands... When reignited passions clash with their investigation, the two discover a mastermind who surpasses their darkest fears. Can Colton keep Shelby alive, or will he put them both in the crossfire and lose her forever?

Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction 2005 Catalog 624

Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction 2005 Catalog  624
Author: Ivy Press
Publsiher: Heritage Capital Corporation
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2005-10
ISBN: 9781599670041
Category: Auction catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction 2005 Catalog 624 Book Excerpt:

Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock s Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films

Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock s Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films
Author: Mark William Padilla
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN: 1498563511
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock s Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films Book Excerpt:

This book treats six beloved films of Hitchcock: The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North by Northwest, plus Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief. Padilla reviews their production histories with an eye to classical influences, and then analyzes their links with Greek art, poetry, and philosophy.

Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest

Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest
Author: Steve Glassman,Maurice J. O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780879728465
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest Book Excerpt:

When Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Tony Hillerman s oddly matched tribal police officers, patrol the mesas and canyons of their Navajo reservation, they join a rich traditon of Southwestern detectives. In Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest, a group of literary critics tracks the mystery and crime novel from the Painted Desert to Death Valley and Salt Lake City. In addition, the book includes the first comprehensive bibliography of mysteries set in the Southwest and a chapter on Southwest film noir from Humphrey Bogart s tough hood in The Petrified Forest to Russell Crowe s hard-nosed cop in L.A. Confidential. "

New Woman Fiction 1881 1899 Part II

New Woman Fiction  1881 1899  Part II
Author: Carolyn W de la L Oulton,Adrienne E Gavin,SueAnn Schatz,Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351221647
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Woman Fiction 1881 1899 Part II Book Excerpt:

Covers four texts from the 1890s that helped to crystallize the idea of the 'New Woman' during a period where the role of women was increasingly debated and challenged, not least due to the growth of the suffrage movement.

The Busy Writer s Tips on Writing Mystery Crime Suspense

The Busy Writer s Tips on Writing Mystery  Crime   Suspense
Author: M. R. McAlister
Publsiher: Blue Gem Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Busy Writer s Tips on Writing Mystery Crime Suspense Book Excerpt:

A glance at any best-seller list will tell you how popular mystery, crime and suspense stories are with readers. Most of you will find this perfectly understandable! There's nothing like the thrill of the chase or the intellectual challenge of trying to guess 'whodunit' or 'whydunit' before the sleuth. If you're the writer, this presents you with a challenge. You have to juggle a lot of balls at once. You need to: # come up with an intriguing mystery (or an edge-of-the-seat thriller) that will keep readers up long past bedtime # keep your sleuth busy tracking down the perpetrator # weave in and bring to life other significant characters # leave a trail of not-too-obvious clues if it's a mystery (trying to pull the wool over the reader's eyes) or building suspense with the hero and the Bad Guy on a collision course (if the reader knows who the villain is!) # walk in the shoes of the villain, ensuring that he is a worthy opponent. Oh, and did I mention that you have to write tight scenes, build the suspense, create believable conflict, and choose the correct viewpoint as well? Not to mention how to handle research... Good thing, then, that this is all covered in The Busy Writer's Tips on Writing Mystery, Crime & Suspense! Readers also get a bonus PDF with resources for Mystery/Crime/Suspense writers and a collection of all the reference articles mentioned in the book. In the words of Kathryn Fox, internationally acclaimed author of medical thrillers (Cold Grave and five others): "I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marg McAlister's books to any aspiring or accomplished writers. She shares priceless insights into structure, characters, setting, action, suspense, and importantly, emotional punch. I’m working on my eighth and ninth books, and I still go back to Marg’s books when writing. I have no doubt that following Marg’s advice saves time, energy, and rewrites. A necessity in any crime writer's library!"

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man
Author: John Katzenbach
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN: 0345495454
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrong Man Book Excerpt:

Scott Freeman is a man of reason–a college professor grounded in the rational and practical. But he becomes uneasy after finding an anonymous love letter hidden in his daughter’s room: “No one could ever love you like I do. No one ever will. We will be together forever. One way or another.” But the reality of Ashley’s plight far exceeds Scott’s worst suspicions. One drink too many had led Ashley, a beautiful, bright art student, into what she thought was just a fling with a blue-collar bad boy. But now, no amount of pleading or reasoning can discourage his phone calls, ardent e-mails, and constant, watchful gaze. Michael O’Connell is but a malignant shadow of a man. His brash, handsome features conceal a black and empty soul. Control is his religion. Cunning and criminal skill are his stock-in-trade. Rage is his language. The harder Ashley tries to break free, the deeper Michael burrows into every aspect of her life, so she turns in desperation to her divorced parents and her mother’s new partner–three people still locked in a coldly civilized triangle of resentment. But their fierce devotion to Ashley is the common bond that will draw them together to face down a predator. For Ashley’s family, it is a test of primal love that will drive them to the extreme edge–and beyond–in a battle of wills that escalates into a life-or-death war to protect their own. From the bestselling master of suspense, John Katzenbach, The Wrong Man is an elegantly crafted and breathtakingly intense read that asks the question, “How far would you go to save the child you love?”

Graham Greene s Narrative Strategies

Graham Greene s Narrative Strategies
Author: M. Roston
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2006-07-31
ISBN: 0230287085
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graham Greene s Narrative Strategies Book Excerpt:

In Narrative Strategies Roston focuses upon the Greene's texts themselves and their manipulation of reader response, highlighting the innovative strategies that Greene developed to cope with the mid-century invalidation of the traditional hero. The result is a stimulating new reading of the major novels.

The Chicago of Fiction

The Chicago of Fiction
Author: James A. Kaser
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0810877244
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chicago of Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book provides detailed synopses for more than 1,200 works of fiction significantly set in Chicago and published between 1852 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors.

You Can t Kill a Dead Man

You Can t Kill a Dead Man
Author: Fran Blacketer
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0865348340
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can t Kill a Dead Man Book Excerpt:

Vanessa Sterling has abandoned the all consuming life of a Chicago corporate lawyer to begin a new life in the sleepy fishing village of Depoe Bay, Oregon. But a serious challenge arises when a long-lost son returns and the past reemerges to entangle her in a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal-the depths of which not only threaten her moral fiber, but her very existence. To save her son from his sordid past, this misguided mother begins to unravel deadly family secrets, pulling her into the seedy underworld of a drug czar, only to discover her son is not so innocent. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Fran Blacketer moved to California in the late 1970s where she earned a master's degree in psychology and taught at Saddleback College. She lived in Laguna Beach where she met her artist husband, Jim, and they moved to Depoe Bay, Oregon for six years before returning to southern California. While in Oregon she found the central coast to be a haven for writers where mystery and intrigue seemed to permeate the rugged coast line. "You Can't Kill a Dead Man" is the first novel in a series of Vanessa Sterling mysteries.

Except When I Write

Except When I Write
Author: Arthur Krystal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0199890250
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Except When I Write Book Excerpt:

When cultural critics with such wildly divergent views as Jacques Barzun, Christopher Hitchens, Joseph Epstein, Dana Gioia, and Morris Dickstein all agree about the merits of one contemporary essayist, shouldn't you find out why? "I never think except when I sit down to write." -- Attributed to Montaigne by Edgar Allan Poe From Montaigne in the sixteenth century to Orwell, Eliot, and Trilling in the twentieth, the best literary essayists combine a gift for observation with an abiding commitment to books. Although it may seem that books are becoming less essential and that a revolution in sensibility is taking place, the essays of Arthur Krystal suggest otherwise. Companionable without being chummy, engaged without being didactic, erudite without being stuffy, he demonstrates that literature, even in the digital age, remains the truest expression of the human condition. Covering subjects as diverse as aphorisms, dueling, the night, and the 1960s, the essays gathered here offer the common reader uncommon pleasure. In prose that is both vibrant and elegant, Krystal negotiates among myriad subjects-from historical writing as exemplified by Jacques Barzun to the art of screenwriting as not so happily represented by F. Scott Fitzgerald. His cardinal rule as a writer? William Hazlitt's "Confound it, man, don't be insipid." No fear of that. Except When I Write is thoughtful in the most joyful sense-brimming with ideas in order to give us the flow and cadence of someone actually thinking. Keenly observant and death on pretension, Krystal examines the world of books without ever losing sight of the world beyond them. Literature may be the bedrock on which these essays rest, but as F. R. Leavis aptly noted, "One cannot seriously be interested in literature and remain purely literary in interests." Except When I Write is a reminder of both the pleasure and the power of a well-tuned essay.

Hitchcock and Adaptation

Hitchcock and Adaptation
Author: Mark Osteen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN: 1442230886
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock and Adaptation Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays examines the various Hitchcock films that were adapted from other sources (short stories, play, and novels). Some of these essays focus on the director’s collaboration with such notable writers as John Steinbeck (Lifeboat), Thornton Wilder (Shadow of a Doubt), and Raymond Chandler (Strangers on a Train), proving not only that Hitchcock knew good writing when he read it, but that he was quite eager to exploit the cultural capital that these writers represented. Other essays discuss to what extent he was faithful (or not) to the source materials, his relationship with screenwriters/adaptors such as Joseph Stefano (Psycho), and what role his wife, Alma Reville played in the development of several screenplays.

Cornucopia of Crime

Cornucopia of Crime
Author: Francis M. Nevins
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-07
ISBN: 1605434582
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cornucopia of Crime Book Excerpt:

Over the decades Francis M. Nevins has written dozens of articles and essays on the major influences of crime literature and here he collects them in 450+ pages. Coupled with some current essays on people he's known this makes for a book that any mystery fan will cherish and use as a reference book.

Lucian The James Thomas Series Book 4

Lucian  The James Thomas Series  Book 4
Author: Brooke Sivendra
Publsiher: ePublishing Works!
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1644571609
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucian The James Thomas Series Book 4 Book Excerpt:

Grave Demands Test the Bonds of Love in Lucian, a Romantic Thriller from Brooke Sivendra --Present Day, New York City-- Security specialist and ex-CIA operative, James Thomas, will do anything to protect those he loves, including making a deal with Europe’s most feared and violent man, the same man who wants to kidnap and torture James’ girlfriend, Makaela Ashwood. The risks are grave, the stakes are high, and the clock is ticking: if James fails, he and everyone he loves will die. Publisher Note: Lucian is the fourth book in a series that follow an ex-CIA operative in search of justice, revenge and love. Best suited for readers who like strong characters, intrigue and smoking-hot romance. The James Thomas Series Escanta Saratani Sarquis Lucian Sorin

Midnight Rambler

Midnight Rambler
Author: James Swain
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN: 0345502418
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight Rambler Book Excerpt:

Explosive. Pulse-pounding. Heart-racing. From the bestselling author The Wall Street Journal hails as “one terrific writer,” Midnight Rambler is the breakout thriller of the year–a brawny, brainy novel of suspense that pairs James Swain’s trademark smooth-as-silk prose with a plot bigger and bolder than anything he’s done before. In South Florida, Jack Carpenter is infamous. He’s the cop who busted the notorious serial killer Simon Skell–aka the Midnight Rambler–and sacrificed his badge and marriage in the process. Haunted by the Skell case, Carpenter now works as an abduction specialist in Fort Lauderdale, reuniting families with their missing children. But the body of one of the Midnight Rambler’s victims has just been uncovered–and forensic evidence suggests Carpenter jailed the wrong man. With Skell just days away from release, the tarnished hero must reopen the case that shattered his life and the lives of eight murdered women. As waves of heat and rain wash over the steamy streets, Carpenter races against the clock to reaffirm the case against Skell. Yet the deeper he digs, the more he starts to realize that Skell is just one piece in a terrifying puzzle of predation and murder, just one player in a shocking conspiracy that ranges across the state of Florida. And as the relentless Carpenter draws the net tighter, his enemies prepare to spring a devastating final surprise. From the seaside bar that Jack Carpenter calls home to the glittering tourist kingdom in Orlando to the funky jungle of Coconut Grove, James Swain unleashes a wild ride into the heart of evil–with the Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler” as the throbbing, terrifying soundtrack.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt: