Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN: 178681241X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 1444786806
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanishing Girls Book Excerpt:

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Vanishing Girl

Vanishing Girl
Author: Shane Peacock
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 1770490817
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanishing Girl Book Excerpt:

The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London. When a wealthy young girl vanishes as if by magic in Hyde Park, Sherlock is once again driven to prove himself. In a heart-stopping race against time, an innocent boy’s survival depends on Sherlock’s ability to solve the mysterious puzzle of the Vanishing Girl. As complex as the maze that protects the missing girl’s hiding place, this case takes Sherlock racing to the countryside, the coast, and into the lair of a menagerie of exotic, dangerous creatures. Haunted by memories of his shattered family, goaded by his enemies, driven to heal the fragile relationship between him and the beautiful Irene Doyle, Sherlock makes an almost fatal mistake. In the end, his brilliant powers of deduction and the steadfast eccentric Sigerson Bell save the day. Soon, very soon, the world will come to know him as the master detective of all time.

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 9780062224118
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanishing Girls Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story perfect for fans of We Were Liars and I Was Here, about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

The Vanishing Girl Child

The Vanishing Girl Child
Author: Jugal Kishore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Abortion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vanishing Girl Child Book Excerpt:

On female foeticide; a study from different sources.

Her Mother s Grave

Her Mother s Grave
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2018-07-19
ISBN: 1786814447
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Detective Josie Quinn Series Books 4 6

The Detective Josie Quinn Series  Books 4   6
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN: 1838886893
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Detective Josie Quinn Series Books 4 6 Book Excerpt:

Three absolutely gripping crime thrillers from Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Lisa Regan. A detective on the run from a haunting past, Josie Quinn is a strong, feisty and completely unforgettable heroine you’ll instantly adore. Her Final Confession: When the body of a young boy is found on the driveway of a local home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen, a dedicated member of Josie’s team who could never be a killer, so why would she confess to his murder? The Bones She Buried: Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body... Finding her boyfriend’s mother lying lifeless in the backyard, her mouth clogged with soil, Josie is shaken and confused. Could this gentle and kind woman have been involved in something sinister? And will Josie’s new relationship survive the accusation? Her Silent Cry: When a little girl is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career. She’s the one who finds the abandoned butterfly backpack, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die… These three nail-biting thrillers are packed full of suspense and guaranteed to keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine. Readers absolutely adore Lisa Regan: ‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming. There were so many wow moments, I was totally engrossed and couldn’t put the book down… 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kick-ass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn… The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment.’ Angela Marsons, no.1 bestselling author of Silent Scream ‘Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and my most favorite Josie novel to date!! A great read!! Love, LOVE, LOVE this series!!... I LOVED it!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars ‘5 stars plus for this great read!! I couldn't swipe the pages fast enough. I tried to put Her Silent Cry down and get some sleep – that didn't happen!!! Light was back on in 5 minutes, I just had to know what happened… Twists and turns to make your head spin… Don’t miss this series!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG... I can’t say enough good things about this book… an emotional rollercoaster… so many twists and turns… The ending definitely threw me for a loop. I would’ve never guessed it in a million years… such a shocking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Goin to Weather

Goin  to Weather
Author: Sally Bond
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2014-08-08
ISBN: 1480805874
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goin to Weather Book Excerpt:

Sally Bond has always tried to live her life by the sailing term "goin' to weather," denoting a boat captain and crew driving a racing sailboat hard, fast, and efficiently into a headwind. As an outdoor enthusiast, Bond believes that drive and determination, channeled toward worthy goals, are the ingredients of success, even in the face of tough challenges. Bond weaves American history into an engaging, chronological account of her life that begins with her childhood growing up in a little Iowa town in the midst of the Great Depression. As the threat of world war loomed, Bond listened to war news on radio broadcasts, watched newsreels at the movie theater, and dreamed of one day seeing the ocean. But it was not until the 1950s, when her parents decided to move to California, that Bond's dream finally came true. While detailing her coming-of-age journey, eventual marriage, and foray into motherhood, Bond offers a glimpse into the philosophies and morals that have guided her through both successes and tragedies. As she matured into an adventurous outdoorswoman who embraced sailboat racing and triathlons, Bond shares how she learned to apply the principles of sailing to her own life to persevere through many difficulties. Goin' to Weather is the compelling story of one woman's journey through life as she strived to achieve her goals, faced adversity, and grew to new heights.

Her Final Confession

Her Final Confession
Author: Lisa Regan
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN: 1786816431
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Final Confession Book Excerpt:

Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who… When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours. Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. What readers are saying about Her Final Confession: ‘Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This series only gets better... Josie Quinn has to be one of my favourite female lead characters … an excellent story… I loved this book. Needless to say, Her Final Confession gets five out of five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read past my bedtime to finish this book because I could not put it down. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for Josie's next case.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my gosh! This book was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lisa Regan gets even better (which is amazing as I thought her last two books were phenomenal)… the storyline/mystery is all absorbing. So many twists and turns along the way… Most certainly one of my most favourite books of the year...’ Annette Thornton, 5 stars ‘Absorbing… will have your head spinning… One that you won't want to miss… I’m totally addicted to this series.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars ‘Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming. There were so many wow moments, I was totally engrossed and couldn’t put the book down… 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars ‘Seriously people, you need to get on board the Josie Quinn train if you haven't already!!! … fantastic and addictive. Josie Quinn is such a strong, likeable and fun character… had me wanting one more chapter even when the chapters ran out!!... This ending had me stunned... it was brilliant!! Bring on book 5!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my God! This book was so good!... This is one of the best books I've read this year… Very, very highly recommended!’ Dana, 5 stars

The Female Offender

The Female Offender
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN: 1452280932
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Female Offender Book Excerpt:

Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population.

True Ghosts and Spooky Incidents

True Ghosts and Spooky Incidents
Author: Vikas Khatri
Publsiher: Pustak Mahal
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2006-04-06
ISBN: 8122309437
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Ghosts and Spooky Incidents Book Excerpt:

Haunted castles, headless apparitions, psychic experiences and invisible moanings - if these fascinate you, then read on. This book, as the title suggests, is a spell-binding, spine-chilling compilation of ghostly, out-of-this-world experiences. Be it the middle of an ocean, a secluded castle in the mountains or a sentried jailhouse, ghosts - both friendly and evil - have managed to gain entry to the most improbable places and scared the wits out of hapless multitudes.Believe them or not, the Mummy that sank the Titanic, A Phone call from the Dead, the Restless Skull and other spectral beings will keep you gluded to the book. There is no guarantee that you won t suffer nightmares, but we hope you will keep your mind open and enjoy these spooky, thrilling stories as they are - true and creepy!!!

Son Preference

Son Preference
Author: Navtej K. Purewal
Publsiher: Berg
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1847887538
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Son Preference Book Excerpt:

The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies. Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India. Son Preference will be useful to students, scholars, activists and anyone interested in the issues surrounding gender inequity, sex selection and skewed sex ratios.

The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton

The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton
Author: Elizabeth Speller
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN: 0547727402
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton Book Excerpt:

“Combines a Ruth Rendell–like psychological realism, an Agatha Christie–like plot and a Dickensian feel for life’s roulette . . . Pulse-pounding” (The Wall Street Journal). When Great War veteran Laurence Bartram arrives in Easton Deadall, he is struck by the beauty of the crumbling manor, the venerable church, and the memorial to the village’s soldiers. But despite this idyllic setting, Easton Deadall remains haunted by tragedy. In 1911, five-year-old Kitty Easton disappeared from her bed and has not been seen since. While Laurence is visiting, a young maid vanishes in a sinister echo of Kitty’s disappearance. And when a body is discovered in the manor’s ancient church, Laurence is drawn into the grounds’ forgotten places, where deadly secrets lie in wait. “Speller’s follow-up to her acclaimed debut, The Return of Captain John Emmett, is a well-crafted mystery with intriguing historical details and measured pacing that creates suspense. Fans of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series and readers who enjoy well-drawn characters in historicals will add this to their wish list.” —Library Journal “Leisurely and absorbing . . . a series to be savoured.” —The Guardian

Missing Half the Story

Missing  Half the Story
Author: Kalpana Sharma
Publsiher: Zubaan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN: 9381017360
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missing Half the Story Book Excerpt:

Toilets, trees and gender? Can there be a connection? Is there a gender angle to a business story? Is gender in politics only about how many women get elected to parliament? Is osteoporosis a women's disease? Why do more women die in natural disasters? These are not the questions journalists usually ask when they set out to do their jobs as reporters, sub-editors, photographers of editors. Yet, by not asking, are they missing out on something, perhaps half the story? This is the question this book, edited and written by journalists, for journalists and the lay public interested in media, raises. Through examples from the media, and from their own experience, the contributors explain the concept of gender-sensitive journalism and look at a series of subjects that journalists have to cover - sexual assault, environment, development, business, politics, health, disasters, conflict - and set out a simple way of integrating a gendered lens into day-to-day journalism. Written in a non-academic, accessible style, this book is possibly the first of its kind in India - one that attempts to inject a gender perspective into journalism. Published by Zubaan.

Ringer

Ringer
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 1473615038
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ringer Book Excerpt:

Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted. In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human-and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing. Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas-unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren't safe either. The Haven Institute wasn't destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls. Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won't be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you've turned the last page.

The Best American Short Stories 2019

The Best American Short Stories 2019
Author: Anthony Doerr,Heidi Pitlor
Publsiher: Best American Series (R)
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 1328465829
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Short Stories 2019 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. #1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar Exile and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun Dinah Nelken and Ruth Landshoff Yorck

Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar  Exile  and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun  Dinah Nelken  and Ruth Landshoff Yorck
Author: Barbara Drescher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: German literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar Exile and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun Dinah Nelken and Ruth Landshoff Yorck Book Excerpt:

The Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar Exile and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun Diah Nelken and Ruth Landshoff Yorck

The Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar  Exile  and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun  Diah Nelken  and Ruth Landshoff Yorck
Author: Barbara Drescher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vanishing Female Protagonists in the Weimar Exile and Postwar Fiction of Irmgard Keun Diah Nelken and Ruth Landshoff Yorck Book Excerpt:

The Lion s Face

The Lion s Face
Author: Glyn Maxwell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1849437998
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion s Face Book Excerpt:

Compassionate, heartfelt and witty, The Lion’s Face is a musical tale of love, loss and family bonds. Produced by the award-winning Opera Group, The Lion’s Face explores the issues surrounding dementia. Featuring the beautiful poems of Glyn Maxwell as part of an operatic collaboration with composer Elena Langer. Written for both children and adults, an earlier version of The Lion's Face won the Audience Prize at the 2009 New Opera Festival in Zurich. Premiered at London's Royal Opera House in 2010.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Michael Tonry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN: 0190453214
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

Although criminal justice systems in developed Western countries are much alike in form, structure, and function, the American system is unique. While it is structurally similar to those of other Western countries, the punishments it imposes are often vastly harsher. No other Western country retains capital punishment or regularly employs life-without-parole, three-strikes, or lengthy mandatory minimum sentencing laws. As a result, the U.S. imprisonment rate of nearly 800 per 100,000 residents dwarfs rates elsewhere. The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice is an essential guide to the development and operation of the American criminal justice system. A leading scholar in the field and an experienced editor, Michael Tonry has brought together a team of first-rate scholars to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview and introduction to this crucial institution. Expertly organized, the various sections of the Handbook explore the American criminal justice system from a variety of perspectives-including its purposes, functions, problems, and priorities-and present analyses of police and policing, juvenile justice, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections, making it a complete and unrivaled portrait of how America approaches crime and criminal justice, and giving persuasive answers as to why and how it has developed to what it is today. Accessibly written for a wide audience, the Handbook serves as a definitive reference for scholars and a broad survey for students in criminology and criminal justice.