Deadly Homecoming

Deadly Homecoming

Author: Barbara Phinney

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 9781426825859

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 575

Who killed the bride and groom? Everyone thinks it was "that troublemaker," Peta Donald. Gossips say she came home to stop the wedding. That jealousy led her to murder. No one on Northwind Island believes that Peta has changed since her youth. And nothing has changed in town. Peta is still shunned by everyone. Everyone except Lawson Mills, whose appearance on the island is as mysterious as the double murders. Peta is sure he has an ulterior motive for helping clear her name. Full of questions about another set of murders, Lawson is secretive about himself. Until they discover what's behind Peta's deadly homecoming…

A Deadly Homecoming

A Deadly Homecoming

Author: Edward Kendrick

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781634862653

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 868

When Spence Harden and Jeff, his writing partner and sometime lover, move into the house once owned by Spence's murdered parents, they have no idea what awaits them. First, they discover someone is stealing items from them, but have no clue who, or why. And then the unthinkable happens. Jeff is killed and Spence is framed for his murder. Crime reporter Gregg Rowe wants to help Spence clear his name. All Spence needs to do is decide if he believes Gregg, or if the man himself is the killer. Once Gregg convinces Spence he's telling the truth, the pair set out to discover if there is a connection between Jeff's murder and that of Spence's parents ten years earlier ... while fighting their growing attraction to each other.

A Deadly Homecoming

A Deadly Homecoming

Author: Bill Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595371945

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 196

From the corner of his eye, he sees the massive arm swinging down in a hard chop toward his neck. He tries to avoid it but it is too unexpected. There is a numbing blow which snaps his head to one side. He feels the keys slip from his hand as he sinks into darkness. His last thoughts are about the attack. The unknown assailant's sole purpose is to kill him. Why? A mysterious letter sent to Alan Bronze encourages him to return to his childhood hometown to handle the estate of his deceased grandfather, a man he hated and who hated him in return. Instead of the expected paper shuffling, Alan is soon struggling just to stay alive. He has unwittingly walked into the midst of a major drug distribution center-set up by his own grandfather. The old man's corrupt partners are the leading citizens of the small mountain town, and now they plan to take care of Alan-just like they took care of his grandfather. With the help of the well-connected editor of the local newspaper, Alan decides he's going to have to take control of this "kill or be killed" situation.

A Deadly Homecoming

A Deadly Homecoming

Author: Jane Bennett Munro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532054914

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 963

Pathologist Toni Day knows her mother like the back of her hand. When her mother calls and asks her to investigate the disappearance of her best friend’s husband, Dick, she knows better than to argue. Soon, Toni and her husband, Hal, are on their way back to her hometown of Long Beach, California, where another mystery awaits. Dick’s wife, Doris, is convinced that the historic house she shares with Dick is haunted. To make things even more complicated, Doris is also suffering from a mysterious illness. When Toni and Hal arrive, Doris takes a sudden turn for the worse and ends up in a coma. While doctors struggle to diagnose and treat, Toni explores the historic house looking for clues. After she unearths evidence suggesting that Dick may not be who he seems, as well as a malfunctioning dumbwaiter, a laird’s lug, a secret staircase, and a half-empty bottle of white arsenic, she also finds Dick’s body. As a whirlwind investigation ensues that exposes a decades-old scheme and serial murders, Toni herself nearly becomes the final victim. A Deadly Homecoming is the gripping tale of a pathologist’s journey back to her hometown to solve a complex murder case that leaves her own life precariously hanging in the balance.

A Deadly Homecoming: An Ally Walker Mystery

A Deadly Homecoming: An Ally Walker Mystery

Author: Kenneth Cox

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716695032

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

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Meet Ally Walker, a one-time hotshot Miami reporter. The determined young woman is now back in the town where she spent her summers growing up. While in the process of starting over and recovering from unexpected setbacks, Ally finds herself caught up in a series of murders and an assortment of clues and suspects. Can Ally figure out who the killer is before it's too late?

Toes in the Water, Murder in the Sand

Toes in the Water, Murder in the Sand

Author: Alina Popescu

Publisher: Alina Popescu

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 656

A secluded island, an exhausted detective, and the threat of a hurricane. Anyone ordered death and destruction? Private investigator Emmett Naoki has had it with chasing cheaters, solving murders, and frustrating relatives. A beach vacation on a secluded island with his boyfriend and brother in tow is just what the doctor ordered… …until he finds himself trapped by a looming hurricane and faced with an overly dramatic disappearing act. That’s what everyone does on holiday, right? What else could go wrong when both Mother Nature and a gang of criminals are out for blood? Oh, right, a big, fat slice of family drama! Toes in the Water, Murder in the Sand is the sixth book in the OWL Investigations Mysteries series. If you like your holiday adventures with a side of danger and snarky sleuths, then you’ll love this fresh, tropical mystery. Grab your copy of Toes in the Water, Murder in the Sand right now to find out if Emmett will ever risk going on holiday again.

Military Departures, Homecomings and Death in Classical Athens

Military Departures, Homecomings and Death in Classical Athens

Author: Owen Rees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350188655

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 936

This volume sheds new light on the experience of ancient Greek warfare by identifying and examining three fundamental transitions undergone by the classical Athenian hoplite as a result of his military service: his departure to war, his homecoming from war having survived, and his homecoming from war having died. As a conscript, a man regularly called upon by his city-state to serve in the battle lines and perform his citizen duty, the most common military experience of the hoplite was one of transition – he was departing to or returning from war on a regular basis, especially during extended periods of conflict. Scholarship has focused primarily on the experience of the hoplite after his return, with a special emphasis on his susceptibility to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but the moments of transition themselves have yet to be explored in detail. Taking each in turn, Owen Rees examines the transitions from two sides: from within the domestic environment as a member of an oikos, and from within the military environment as a member of the army. This analysis presents a new template for each and effectively maps the experience of the hoplite as he moves between his domestic and military duties. This allows us to reconstruct the effects of war more fully and to identify moments with the potential for a traumatic impact on the individual.

Leave Me, Baby, One More Time

Leave Me, Baby, One More Time

Author: Alina Popescu

Publisher: Alina Popescu

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 418

Sidekicks are so much trouble! Especially when you have a soft spot for them. And they’re suspected of murder. Private investigator Emmett Naoki went to great lengths to stay clear of his assistant and past and present crush, David Wright. Yet one call for help is all it takes for Emmett to drop his vacation plans and run home to save David’s ass. The hardest part is to keep the I told you sos to a minimum. For months, David has refused to kick Shirou, his ex, to the curb. To no one’s surprise, Shirou puts them all in danger when his long-term lover is murdered. In Emmett and David’s office. David makes an obvious suspect. He’s also too stubborn to make things easier for himself. Add a possible Yakuza connection, an on-and-off girlfriend with an axe to grind, and David’s lying ex being as useless as ever, and Emmett is served a bitter cocktail of disasters just waiting to happen. Bottoms up! Leave Me, Baby, One More Time is the third LGBT mystery in the OWL Investigations series. If you like snarky banter, gripping whodunnits, and a hint of romance, then you’ll love this book. Get your copy of Leave Me, Baby, One More Time right now to find out if Emmett can clean up this huge mess before it’s too late.

Sexual Politics and Popular Culture

Sexual Politics and Popular Culture

Author: Diane Raymond

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 087972501X

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 457

Almost wherever we look, depictions of sexuality, both subtle and not-so-subtle, are omnipresent. Whatever the medium, popular culture representations tell us something about ourselves and about the ideologies of which they are symptomatic. These essays examine the strategies of power implicit in popular representations of sexuality. The authors—scholars in fields such as sociology, philosophy, biology, political science, history, and English literature— eschew rigid disciplinary boundaries.

The Passage of Literature

The Passage of Literature

Author: Christopher GoGwilt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190454050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 331

Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer are writers renowned for crafting narratives of great technical skill that resonate with potent truths on the colonial condition. Yet given the generational and geographical boundaries that separated them, they are seldom considered in conjunction with one another. The Passage of Literature unites the three in a bracing comparative study that breaks away from traditional conceptions of modernism, going beyond temporal periodization and the entrenched Anglo-American framework that undergirds current scholarship. This study nimbly traces a trio of distinct yet interrelated modernist genealogies. English modernism as exemplified by Conrad's Malay trilogy is productively paired with the hallmark work of Indonesian modernism, Pramoedya's Buru quartet. The two novel sequences, penned years apart, narrate overlapping histories of imperialism in the Dutch East Indies, and both make opera central for understanding the cultural dynamic of colonial power. Creole modernism--defined not only by the linguistic diversity of the Caribbean but also by an alternative vision of literary history--provides a transnational context for reading Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight and Wide Sargasso Sea, each novel mapped in relation to the colonial English and postcolonial Indonesian coordinates of Conrad's The Shadow-Line and Pramoedya's This Earth of Mankind. All three modernisms-English, Creole, and Indonesian-converge in a discussion of the Indonesian figure of the nyai, a concubine or house servant, who represents the traumatic core of transnational modernism. Throughout the study, Pramoedya's extraordinary effort to reconstruct the lost record of Indonesia's emergence as a nation provides a model for reading each fragmentary passage of literature as part of an ongoing process of decolonizing tradition. Drawing on translated and un-translated works of fiction and nonfiction, GoGwilt effectively reexamines the roots of Anglophone modernist studies, thereby laying out the imperatives of a new postcolonial philology even as he resituates European modernism within the literary, linguistic, and historical context of decolonization.

Electra after Freud

Electra after Freud

Author: Jill Scott

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501718328

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 674

"Electra's story is essentially a tale of murder, revenge, and violence. In the ancient myth of Atreus, Agamemnon returns home from battle and receives no hero's welcome. Instead, he is greeted with an ax, murdered in his bath by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover-accomplice, Aegisthus. Electra chooses anger over sorrow and stops at nothing to ensure that her mother pays. In revenge, Electra, with the help of her brother, orchestrates a brutal and bloody matricide, and her reward is the restitution of her father's good name. Amid all this chaos, Electra, Agamemnon's princess daughter, must bear the humiliation of being treated as a slave girl and labeled a madwoman."—from the Introduction Almost everyone knows about Oedipus and his mother, and many readers would put the Oedipus myth at the forefront of Western collective mythology. In Electra after Freud, Jill Scott leaves that couple behind and argues convincingly for the primacy of the countermyth of Agamemnon and his daughter. Through a lens of Freudian and feminist psychoanalysis, this book views renderings of the Electra myth in twentieth-century literature and culture. Scott reads several pivotal texts featuring Electra to demonstrate what she calls "a narrative revolt" against the dominance of Oedipus as archetype. Situating the Electra myth within a framework of psychoanalysis, medicine, opera, and dance, Scott investigates the heroine's role at the intersections of history and the feminine, eros and thanatos, hysteria and melancholia. Scott analyzes Electra adaptations by H.D., Hofmannsthal and Strauss, Musil, and Plath and highlights key moments in the telling and reception of the Electra myth in the modern imagination.

Pantheon High manga volume 3

Pantheon High manga volume 3

Author: Paul Benjamin

Publisher: TOKYOPOP

ISBN: 9781427865168

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 193

Gimme a T-R-O-U-B-L-E! What's that spell? Trouble, with a capital T. And that's what Pantheon High's got going for it as we head into midterm season. Fortunately our students have been hitting the books extra hard to earn their marks in heroism, and when you throw in an extra-curricular excursion to fine tune their fighting skills, there's no doubt that Griffin, Grace, Aziza and Yukio are going to get an A+ in saving the world!