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Book Red Harvest

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2010-12-29
  • ISBN : 0307767485
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read book Red Harvest written by Dashiell Hammett and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The steadfast and sturdy Continental Op has been summoned to the town of Personville—known as Poisonville—a dusty mining community splintered by competing factions of gangsters and petty criminals. The Op has been hired by Donald Willsson, publisher of the local newspaper, who gave little indication about the reason for the visit. No sooner does the Op arrive, than the body count begins to climb . . . starting with his client. With this last honest citizen of Poisonville murdered, the Op decides to stay on and force a reckoning—even if that means taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

Book Star Wars  Red Harvest

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  • Author : Joe Schreiber
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 1448136512
  • Pages : 322 pages

Download or read book Star Wars Red Harvest written by Joe Schreiber and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Received with enormous buzz and anticipation, Joe Schreiber's Star Wars: Death Troopers was the first time the Star Wars galaxy entered the realm of horror. Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, called it "the Star Wars of every horror fan's dreams--gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies." Now the horror continues in a whole new adventure bringing Sith and Jedi both face to face with the undead in the dark times of the Old Republic...

Book The Big Book of the Continental Op

Download or read book The Big Book of the Continental Op written by Dashiell Hammett and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 754 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op—one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction. Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works have been lauded for almost one hundred years by fans, and his novel The Maltese Falcon was adapted into a classic film starring Humphrey Bogart. One of Dashiell Hammett's most memorable characters, the Continental Op made his debut in Black Mask magazine on October 1, 1923, narrating the first of twenty-eight stories and two novels that would change forever the face of detective fiction. The Op is a tough, wry, unglamorous gumshoe who has inspired a following that is both global and enduring. He has been published in periodicals, paperback digests, and short story collections, but until now, he has never, in all his ninety-two years, had the whole of his exploits contained in one book. The book features all twenty-eight of the original standalone Continental Op stories, the original serialized versions of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material. This anthology of Continental Op stories is the only complete, one-volume work of its kind.

Book The Dain Curse

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2011-02-23
  • ISBN : 0307767477
  • Pages : 257 pages

Download or read book The Dain Curse written by Dashiell Hammett and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2011-02-23 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When eight diamonds are stolen from a prominent San Francisco family, the Continental Op is called in to investigate. But the missing jewels aren’t the only thing out of the ordinary. The man who reported the burglary ends up dead, ostensibly a suicide. His daughter, one of the suspects, Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett, has a penchant for morphine and religious cults. She also has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying. Might Gabrielle be the victim of an arcane family curse? Or is the truth about her stranger and even more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op’s most bizarre cases and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

Book Death Troopers

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  • Author : Joe Schreiber
  • Publisher : Lucas Books
  • Release : 2010-10
  • ISBN : 0345520815
  • Pages : 284 pages

Download or read book Death Troopers written by Joe Schreiber and published by Lucas Books. This book was released on 2010-10 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A horror tale set in the Star Wars universe follows the harrowing experiences of the crew of an Imperial prison barge that scavenges an abandoned Star Destroyer when their own ship breaks down, a mission after which surviving team members bring back a lethal infection. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Book The Red Address Book

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  • Author : Sofia Lundberg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 2019
  • ISBN : 1328473015
  • Pages : 303 pages

Download or read book The Red Address Book written by Sofia Lundberg and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2019 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The global fiction sensation--publishing in 32 countries around the world--that follows 96-year-old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come...

Book Dead Harvest

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  • Author : Chris F. Holm
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2012-02-28
  • ISBN : 0857662198
  • Pages : 319 pages

Download or read book Dead Harvest written by Chris F. Holm and published by Watkins Media Limited. This book was released on 2012-02-28 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls. Sam’s job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure their souls are dispatched to the appropriate destination. But when he’s dispatched to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime that’s doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before. “No.” File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Souled Out | Damned If You Don’t | Collector Mania | On The Run ] e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-219-4 From the Paperback edition.

Book The Last Harvest

Download or read book The Last Harvest written by Kim Liggett and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kim Liggett draws on her childhood during the Satanic Panic for a chilling tale of magic in The Last Harvest, winner of the 2017 Bram Stoker Award. "I plead the blood." Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely cattle ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest. Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends. Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals, but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

Book Random Harvest

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  • Author : James Hilton
  • Publisher : Librorium Editions
  • Release : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 3968587820
  • Pages : 379 pages

Download or read book Random Harvest written by James Hilton and published by Librorium Editions. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An engrossing tale of a man who loses his memory due to being shelled in the Great War, eventually finds happiness with a young actress, and then is knocked down on a Liverpool street. He regains consciousness and knows he's a member of a prominent and wealthy family. He begins to reconstruct his life again, knowing all the while that something.and someone.is missing

Book Red Famine

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  • Author : Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • ISBN : 0385538863
  • Pages : 586 pages

Download or read book Red Famine written by Anne Applebaum and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes, the consequences of which still resonate today, as Russia has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more—from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain. "With searing clarity, Red Famine demonstrates the horrific consequences of a campaign to eradicate 'backwardness' when undertaken by a regime in a state of war with its own people." —The Economist In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them. Devastating and definitive, Red Famine captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil. Applebaum’s compulsively readable narrative recalls one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century, and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first.

Book The American Roman Noir

Download or read book The American Roman Noir written by William Marling and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1998-10-01 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The American Roman Noir, William Marling reads classic hard-boiled fiction and film in the contexts of narrative theories and American social and cultural history. His search for the origins of the dark narratives that emerged during the 1920s and 1930s leads to a sweeping critique of Jazz-Age and Depression-era culture. Integrating economic history, biography, consumer product design, narrative analysis, and film scholarship, Marling makes new connections between events of the 1920s and 1930s and the modes, styles, and genres of their representation. At the center of Marling's approach is the concept of "prodigality": how narrative represents having, and having had, too much. Never before in the country, he argues, did wealth impinge on the national conscience as in the 1920s, and never was such conscience so sharply rebuked as in the 1930s. What, asks Marling, were the paradigms that explained accumulation and windfall, waste and failure? Marling first establishes a theoretical and historical context for the notion of prodigality. Among the topics he discusses are such watershed events as the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti and the premiere of the first sound movie, The Jazz Singer; technology's alteration of Americans' perceptive and figurative habits; and the shift from synecdochical to metonymical values entailed by a consumer society. Marling then considers six noir classics, relating them to their authors' own lives and to the milieu of prodigality that produced them and which they sought to explain: Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest and The Maltese Falcon, James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity, and Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely. Reading these narratives first as novels, then as films, Marling shows how they employed the prodigality fabula's variations and ancillary value systems to help Americans adapt--for better or worse--to a society driven by economic and technological forces beyond their control.

Book The Four Great Novels

Download or read book The Four Great Novels written by Dashiell Hammett and published by MacMillan. This book was released on 1983 with total page 792 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: La corruption du monde des affaires et de la classe politique s'étale dans les romans et nouvelles de Hammett. Son privé de la Continental Op sera le protagoniste de la Moisson rouge et de Sang maudit. Le premier roman traite du thème de la municipalité pourrie nettoyée par une guerre entre bandes rivales déclenchée par l'Op. Le second nous plonge dans l'univers des sectes, de la manipulation des esprits et de la folie. Le Faucon maltais confirme le rôle du privé, garant d'une morale nécessaire : Sam Spade vengera le meurtre de son associé, quitte à livrer à la justice la coupable dont il est pourtant amoureux. La Clé de verre dévoile les rapports entre la politique et le gangstérisme. Un joueur professionnel, Ned Beaumont, mène l'enquête afin de disculper un ami accusé de meurtre en pleine période électorale.

Book The Harvest

    Book Details:
  • Author : T. D. Jakes
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release : 2011-07-28
  • ISBN : 0768499437
  • Pages : 173 pages

Download or read book The Harvest written by T. D. Jakes and published by Destiny Image Publishers. This book was released on 2011-07-28 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved (Jeremiah 8:20).Bishop T.D. Jakes focuses on the problems plaguing the United States of America and addresses issues that many would rather not consider. Racism, though more sophisticated and attitudinal, is as prevalent as it was before the Civil Rights Bill. Homosexuality has become an acceptable alternative lifestyle. Degenerative social and moral issues result in sin and hopelessness-inside churches as well as outside. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us... (1 Peter 4:17). God knows who is responsible for the breakdown and corrosion within our nation-the church. Until now, no one was willing to take responsibility for society's moral decay; and no one was offering any viable, long-lasting solutions. Today, Bishop Jakes shares how you can make a difference and bring in The Harvest for the glory of God.

Book Five Complete Novels

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1965
  • ISBN : 9780830004133
  • Pages : 726 pages

Download or read book Five Complete Novels written by Dashiell Hammett and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thin man: Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

Book Slither

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  • Author : Edward Lee
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release : 2022-05-30
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 330 pages

Download or read book Slither written by Edward Lee and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2022-05-30 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trichinosis worm is one of nature’s most revolting parasites. Certain types of this tiny worm alter a host’s DNA by injecting a virus which mutates the reproductive system. This forces the host to bear the worm’s young. Typically these worms are never longer than a few millimeters. But guess what? Now there’s a subspecies that’s thirty feet long... When Nora and her team arrive at the island, she expects a routine zoological excursion...but it doesn’t take her long to realize they’re not alone. Are her lurid sexual dreams making her paranoid...or is she being watched? The dead bodies they find are bad enough, but then her own team members begin to disappear, and when they return, they’ve...changed. Indeed, there are other people on the island...along with something else far worse.

Book Is Wildness Over

Download or read book Is Wildness Over written by Paul Wapner and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-04-03 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected as one of The Progressive’s ‘Favourite Books of 2020’ Wildness was once integral to our ancestors' lives as they struggled to survive in an unpredictable environment. Today, most of us live in relative stability insulated from the vicissitudes of nature. Wildness is over, right? Wrong, argues leading environmental scholar Paul Wapner. Wildness may have disappeared from our immediate lives, but it’s been catapulted up to the global level. The planet itself has gone into spasm - calving glaciers, wildfires, heatwaves, mass extinction, and rising oceans all represent the new face of wildness. Rejecting paths offered by geoengineering and de-extinction to bring the Earth under control, Wapner calls instead for ‘rewilding’. This involves relinquishing the desire for comfort at all costs and welcoming greater uncertainty into our own lives. To save ourselves from global ruin, it is time to stop sanitizing and exerting mastery over the world and begin living humbly in it.

Book Harvest of Rubies

    Book Details:
  • Author : Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • ISBN : 0802479154
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book Harvest of Rubies written by Tessa Afshar and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she's a woman in a man's court. In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance, and she came to two conclusions: God does not care about me, and my accomplishments are the measure of my worth. Catapulted into the center of the Persian court, Sarah is working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure—but success—that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation. Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums; her very being proves to be a blessing to others, particularly the aristocrat Darius, whom she is given to in marriage. Sarah and Darius' story continues in Harvest of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn to trust Sarah and her Lord?