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Headline Murder

Author : Peter Bartram
ISBN : 9781785350733
Genre : Fiction
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It's August 1962, and Colin Crampton, the Brighton Evening Chronicle's crime reporter, is desperate for a front-page story. But it's the silly season for news – and the only tip-off Crampton has is about the disappearance of the seafront's crazy-golf proprietor, Arnold Trumper. Crampton thinks the story is about as useful as a set of concrete water-wings. But when he learns that Trumper's vanishing act is linked to an unsolved murder, he scents a front-page scoop. Powerful people are determined Crampton must not discover the truth. But he is quite prepared to use every newspaper scam in the book to land his exclusive. The trouble is it's his girlfriend, feisty Australian Shirley, who too often ends up on the wrong end when a scam goes wrong. Crampton has to overcome dangers they never mentioned at journalism school before he writes his story. Headline Murder will keep you guessing – and smiling – right to the last page.

Murder By The Book

Author : Rex Stout
ISBN : 0307756068
Genre : Fiction
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When everyone who has read Leonard Dykes's unpublished manuscript--including the author himself--is found dead, Nero Wolfe, along with his sidekick, decides to set a trap.

Vegas Murder Chronicles

Author : Marquis Clay
ISBN : 9781480912922
Genre : Fiction
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Marquis Clay's Vegas Murder Chronicles: Murder By Magic is the first in a series of modern crime and mystery works of fiction that could be plucked from today's news. The main characters of this novel are Jake O'Neil, PI, and Detective Rachel Jackson, Vegas PD Homicide. One-time partners on the police force, when it became known that they were romantically linked, Jake resigned to become a private investigator, allowing them to remain a couple. They now have a very engaging, but sometimes difficult work relationship with Rachel as a homicide detective and Jake as a consultant for the Vegas PD. The first plot twist in this tale occurs when the two attend a show of the world famous magician Kane Marko at the Silver Star Grand. After a series of magical illusions, the body of a women is found in one of his onstage props. Little did they know, this crime was connected to a robbery/kidnapping committed earlier that day...but how?

Cycle Of Fear

Author : Leon T. Goldsmith
ISBN : 9781849044684
Genre : History
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In early 2011 an elderly Alawite shaykh lamented the long history of oppression and aggression against his people. Against such collective memories the Syrian uprising was viewed by many Alawites, and observers, as a revanchist Sunni Muslim movement and the gravest threat yet to the unorthodox Shi'a sub-sect. This explained why the Alawites largely remained loyal to the Ba'athist regime of Bashar al-Asad. But was Alawite history really a constant tale of oppression and was the Syrian uprising of 2011 really an existential threat to the Alawites? This book surveys Alawite history from the sect's inception in Abbasid Iraq up to the start of the uprising in 2011. The book shows how Alawite identity and political behaviour have been shaped by a cycle of insecurity that has prevented the group from achieving either genuine social integration or long term security. Rather than being the gravest threat yet to the sect, the Syrian uprising, in the context of the Arab Spring, was quite possibly a historic opportunity for the Alawites to finally break free from their cycle of fear.

Poison Farm A Murder Unmasked

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As every year goes by... ... the number of people able to give a first hand account of day-to-day life in the early part of the last century naturally diminishes. The small but telling detail disappears. Ethel May Elvin was born in 1906; she recalls her father’s account of standing sentry at Queen Victoria’s funeral, the privations and small pleasures of a working-class Edwardian childhood, growing up through the First World War and surviving the Second. Anyone intrigued by the small events of history and how the majority actually lived day-to-day, will find this a unique and fascinating book.

The Fall A Murder Brings Them Together The Truth Will Tear Them Apart

Author : Claire McGowan
ISBN : 9780755386352
Genre : Fiction
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A twisty, unputdownable thriller about the secrets people keep and the lies people tell, for fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. "Compelling and flawless" Sharon Bolton What would you do if the man you love was arrested for murder? Bad things never happen to Charlotte. But her fiancé Dan has been hiding a secret, and the pressure is pushing him over the edge. When he's arrested for killing a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered. Then she opens her door to Keisha, an angry and frustrated stranger with a story to tell. Convinced of Dan's innocence, Charlotte must fight for him - even if it means destroying her perfect life. But what Keisha knows will threaten everyone she loves, and put Charlotte's own life in danger... Three stories. One truth. Brace yourself for The Fall. What people are saying about Claire McGowan: 'A knockout new talent' Lee Child 'Astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying' Peter James 'Compelling and flawless' Sharon Bolton 'A keeps-you-guessing mystery' Alex Marwood 'Clever and entertaining' Jane Casey 'Original and compelling' Mark Edwards 'Terrifically assured and pulse pounding' Stav Sherez 'Taut plotting and assured writing' Good Housekeeping 'A cool and twisted debut' Daily Mirror 'She knows how to tell a cracking story' Daily Mail 'Page turning' Guardian 'Chills you to the bone' Daily Telegraph


Author : Tobias Schwerna
ISBN : 3631602472
Genre : Political Science
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As sectarian and political tensions rose after March of 2005, scholars and journalists began to speculate that Lebanon was heading back into civil war. Much academic literature, in fact showed that the probability of regressing into such a state was very high. Although tensions did escalate and violence broke out on a number of occasions (culminating in several days of fighting in May 2008) the Doha agreement provided a peaceful political solution to the country's crisis. This book offers an answer to the question of why no renewed civil war occurred in Lebanon as well as to the larger question of why civil wars do - or do not - break out. The author accomplishes this by developing and presenting a model of informal elite agreement, which he terms -consociational conflict-."

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