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Deadly Exchange

By Lisa Harris
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488087717
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 512
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NO EASY ESCAPE Chased across Amsterdam by a human-trafficking ring, social advocate Kayla Brooks refuses to help them recapture Mercy, the young girl she rescued from their clutches. Even if they’ve already abducted her father as a hostage…and wouldn’t hesitate to kill her. There’s only one man Kayla can turn to for help: her ex-fiancé’s brooding older brother, Levi Cummings. Though Kayla relies on the handsome former army intelligence officer’s experience, fully trusting Levi seems impossible after she helped send his brother to jail. But as they struggle to save her father, protect Mercy and outmaneuver the traffickers, Kayla and Levi’s bond transcends pure survival. Armed with only a few clues about her father’s location, though, Kayla and Levi must bring down the crime ring…or lose all their lives.

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  • Pages : 224
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  • Pages : 648
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By Diane Warren
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351159666
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was a pioneering female journalist, experimental novelist, playwright, and poet whose influence on literary modernism was profound and whose writings anticipated many of the preoccupations of poststructuralist and feminist thought. In her new book, Diane Warren argues that Barnes' writings made significant contributions to gender and aesthetic debates in their immediate early twentieth-century context, and that they continue to contribute to present-day debates on identity. In particular, Warren traces the works' close engagement with the effects of cultural boundaries on the individual, showing how the journalism, Ryder, Ladies Almanack, and the early chapters of Nightwood energetically and playfully subvert such boundaries. In this reading, Nightwood is contextualised as a pivotal text which poses questions about the limits of subversion, thereby positioning The Antiphon (1958) as an analysis of why such boundaries are sometimes necessary. Djuna Barnes' Consuming Fictions shows that from the irreverent and carnivalesque iconoclasm of Barnes' early works, to the bleak assessment that conflict lies at the root of culture, seen from the close of Nightwood, Barnes' oeuvre offers a profound analysis of the relationship between culture, the individual and textual expression.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1760851191
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : True Crime
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  • File Pdf: the-devil-s-grip.pdf

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Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall’s secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District’s prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil’s Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Praise for The Devil’s Grip ‘A remarkable piece of work. It is a strange, unusual and beautiful book with an incredibly unique setting. I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is compulsive reading. True crime. Memoir. History. How do you live a life honestly and with dignity? It's difficult to categorise because it traverses so many genres. But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, manipulation, unbridled ambition and ultimately murder.’ Mark Tedeschi AM QC and author of Eugenia, Kidnapped and Murder at Myall Creek ‘An unforgettable, courageous and deeply tragic local story which manages to become a universal tale’ Gregory Day, author of Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive ‘It’s got it all: sex, domestic violence, ‘the land’ – such an important concept resonating in the Australian mind – land-holders and property, privilege, prejudice, skulduggery and murder!’ David Bradford, author of The Gunners’ Doctor and Tell Me I’m Okay

Robert Taylor

By Gillian Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 149682315X
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: robert-taylor.pdf

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Because of his lengthy screen resume that includes almost eighty appearances in such movies as Camille and Waterloo Bridge, as well as a marriage and divorce to actress Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor was a central figure of Hollywood’s classical era. Despite this, he can be regarded as a “lost” star, an interesting contradiction given the continued success he enjoyed during his lifetime. In Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity, and Stardom in Hollywood, author Gillian Kelly investigates the initial construction and subsequent developments of Taylor's star persona across his thirty-five-year career. By examining concepts of male beauty, men as object of the erotic gaze, white American masculinity, and the unusual longevity of a career initially based on looks, Kelly highlights how gender, masculinity, and male stars and the ageing process affected Taylor's career. Placing Taylor within the histories of both Hollywood’s classical era and mid-twentieth-century America, this study positions him firmly within the wider industrial, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts in which he worked. Kelly examines Taylor’s film and television work as well as ephemeral material, such as fan magazines, to assess how his on- and off-screen personas were created and developed over time. Taking a mostly chronological approach, Kelly places Taylor’s persona within specific historical moments in order to show the complex paradox of his image remaining consistently recognizable while also shifting seamlessly within the Hollywood industry. Furthermore, she explores Taylor’s importance to Hollywood cinema by demonstrating how a star persona like his can “fit” so well, and for so long, that it almost becomes invisible and, eventually, almost forgotten.

The Pen, the Sword, and the Law

By David S. Parker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 022801235X
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 669
  • File Pdf: the-pen-the-sword-and-the-law.pdf

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The duel, and the codes of honour that governed duelling, functioned for decades in many European and Latin American countries as a shadow legal system, regulating in practice what legislators felt free to say and what journalists felt free to write. Yet the duel was also an act of potentially deadly violence and a challenge to the authority of statutory law. When duelling became widespread in early twentieth-century Uruguay, legislators facing this dilemma chose the unique and radical path of legalization. The Pen, the Sword, and the Law explores how the only country in the world to decriminalize duelling managed the tension between these informal but widely accepted “gentlemanly laws” and its own criminal code. The duel, which remained legal until 1992, was meant to ensure civility in politics and decorum in the press, but it often failed to achieve either. Drawing on rich and detailed newspaper reports of duels and challenges, parliamentary debates, legal records, private papers, and interviews, David Parker examines the role of pistols and sabres in shaping the everyday workings of a raucous public sphere. Demonstrating that the duel was no simple throwback to archaic conceptions of masculine honour and chivalry, The Pen, the Sword, and the Law illustrates how duelling went hand in hand with democracy and freedom of the press in one of South America’s most progressive nations.

Not Even Past

By Cody Marrs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 1421436663
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 785
  • File Pdf: not-even-past.pdf

Book Summary:

A timely, evocative, and beautifully written book, Not Even Past is essential reading for anyone interested in the Civil War and its role in American history.

Sheltered by the Soldier

By Lisa Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488040427
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 751
  • File Pdf: sheltered.pdf

Book Summary:

Deadly secrets are surfacing… Can he help her find the truth? When Gabriella Kensington finds evidence that her husband may have been murdered, someone comes after her. The only person she and her infant daughter can trust is soldier Liam O’Callaghan, her late husband’s best friend. Taking refuge at his ranch, Gabby and Liam search for the truth—and resist their growing attraction. But can Liam ensure Gabby doesn’t become the killer’s next victim?

Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense December 2019 - Box Set 2 of 2

By Lenora Worth,Lisa Harris,Kellie VanHorn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488041105
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: harlequin-love-inspired-suspense-december-2019-box-set-2-of-2.pdf

Book Summary:

Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. AMISH CHRISTMAS HIDEAWAY by Lenora Worth Afraid for her life after witnessing a double homicide, Alisha Braxton calls the one person she knows can help her—private investigator Nathan Craig. Now hiding in Amish country, can they stay one step ahead of a murderer who’s determined she won’t survive Christmas? CHRISTMAS WITNESS PURSUIT by Lisa Harris When an ambush leaves two FBI agents dead and her memory wiped, the only person witness Tory Faraday trusts is the sheriff’s deputy who saved her. But even hiding on Griffin O’Callaghan’s family ranch isn’t quite safe enough after a dangerous criminal escapes from custody with one goal: finding her. FATAL FLASHBACK by Kellie VanHorn Attacked and left for dead, all Ashley Thompson remembers is her name. But after park ranger Logan Everett rescues her, she discovers she’s an undercover FBI agent searching for a mole in the rangers. Without blowing her cover, can she convince Logan to help her expose the traitor…before the investigation turns fatal?

Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense May 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Heather Woodhaven,Sharon Dunn,Lisa Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488061653
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: harlequin-love-inspired-suspense-may-2020-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. CHASING SECRETS True Blue K-9 Unit: Brooklyn by Heather Woodhaven When Karenna Pressley stumbles on a man trying to drown her best friend, he turns his sights on her—and she barely escapes. Now Karenna’s the only person who can identify the attacker, but can her ex-boyfriend, Officer Raymond Morrow, and his K-9 partner keep her alive? UNDERCOVER THREAT by Sharon Dunn Forced to jump ship when her cover’s blown, DEA agent Grace Young’s rescued from criminals and raging waters by her ex-husband, Coast Guard swimmer Dakota Young. Now they must go back undercover as a married couple to take down the drug ring, but can they live to finish the assignment? HOSTAGE RESCUE by Lisa Harris A hike turns deadly when two armed men take Gwen Ryland’s brother hostage and shove her from a cliff. Now with Caden O’Callaghan, a former army ranger from her past, by her side, Gwen needs to figure out what the men want in time to save her brother…and herself.

Christmas Up in Flames

By Lisa Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488061556
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: christmas-up-in-flames.pdf

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Targeted by an arsonist… Can she survive the holidays? Back in her ex’s hometown to investigate an arson, fire inspector Claire Holiday plans to do her job and be home by Christmas…until her B&B is set on fire while she’s sleeping. She escapes only with the help of firefighter Reid O’Callaghan—her secret son’s father. As Claire and Reid team up to catch a serial arsonist, will Claire’s lie be the blaze that destroys them both? From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Mountain Guardian

By Lisa Harris,Sharon Dunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 0369706005
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 818
  • File Pdf: mountain-guardian.pdf

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A race for survival Sheltered by the Soldier by Lisa Harris When Gabriella Kensington finds evidence that her husband may have been murdered, someone comes after her. The only person she and her infant daughter can trust is soldier Liam O’Callaghan, her late husband’s best friend. Taking refuge at his ranch, Gabby and Liam search for the truth—and resist their growing attraction. But can Liam ensure Gabby doesn’t become the killer’s next victim? Night Prey by Sharon Dunn When Jenna Murphy receives a threatening note and someone attacks the birds of prey under her care, she fears she’s in danger. And when she herself is attacked, she doesn’t expect Keith Roland to come to her rescue. They were childhood friends before he fell in with the wrong crowd. Now the soldier is a changed man. But can Jenna truly trust him with her safety—and her heart? USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sharon Dunn

Christmas Witness Pursuit

By Lisa Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488040842
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 237
  • File Pdf: christmas-witness-pursuit.pdf

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Running for their lives at Christmastime… Can a lawman keep a key witness safe? Deputy Griffin O’Callaghan has a situation on his hands—two dead FBI agents, criminals on the loose and Tory Faraday, a witness with no memory. With a blizzard moving in and killers hunting them down, Griffin must keep Tory safe. But even his family’s ranch can’t provide a haven when a dangerous criminal escapes from custody with one goal: finding Tory.

Hostage Rescue

By Lisa Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488061130
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: hostage-rescue.pdf

Book Summary:

Hunted by the men who abducted her brother… Her life is in this cowboy’s hands. Gwen Ryland knows two things about the men pursuing her through the Rocky Mountains: they’re holding her brother hostage…and they won’t stop until they catch her, too. Now Gwen’s life depends on the man who once broke her friend’s heart—former army ranger Caden O’Callaghan. But can they figure out what the men want in time to save her brother…and Gwen?