Hit the Road Jack


Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511529495
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Willow Rose is an international Best-selling author. She writes Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy. Originally from Denmark, she now lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is inspired by authors like James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Isabel Allende.When she is not writing or reading, she enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. More than 900.000 copies of her books have been sold.

Slip Out the Back Jack


Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781512212037
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Page: 424
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They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried. Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast. Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade. It's spring-break in Cocoa Beach - and evil is lurking everywhere. Slip out The Back Jack is the second novel in Willow Rose's series about Jack Ryder, a devoted father and committed homicide detective.

The Doll Maker


Author: Richard Montanari
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316244724
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.

The Surrogate: A Novel


Author: Tania Carver
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605988510
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Now in paperback, Carver's internationally bestselling debut thriller featuring a very different kind of serial killer. A shocking double-murder scene greets Detective Inspector Philip Brennan when he is called to a flat in Colchester. Two women are viciously cut open and lying spread-eagled, one tied to the bed, one on the floor. The woman on the bed has had her stomach cut into and her unborn child is missing. But this is the third time Phil and his team have seen such an atrocity. Two other pregnant women have been killed in this way and their babies taken from them. No one can imagine what sort of person would want to commit such horrible crimes. When psychologist Marina Esposito is brought in, Phil has to put aside his feelings about their shared past and get on with the job. But can they find the killer before another woman is targeted?

The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.

A Novel
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226772356
Category: Fiction
Page: 175
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Thirty years after World War II, in the depths of an Amazonian swamp, a crack team of young Israeli Nazi hunters come upon a grizzled and ravaged but alive Adolph Hitler and carry him back to civilization

The Passenger


Author: Lisa Lutz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145168665X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past? The Passenger’s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless. “When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller” (Library Journal, starred review).

Come Down, Cat!


Author: Sonya Hartnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 085797551X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
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The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?

Careful Little Eyes


Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540646989
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Page: 414
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Ian Marks is terrified of ghosts. Especially of the one that has just moved into his shed in the back yard of his house in New Orleans. Everyone else thinks he is just a drunk, but when his girlfriend is killed at night by a man with an axe, he knows he was right to be afraid. Mary Mills and Joey Wilson are on a road trip to New Orleans to find their son, Salter. Mary's brother has been spotted there and, together with her ex-husband, she is willing to fight Blake to get her son back. The question is whether Joey and Mary can find a way to work together again, when they have a hard time even speaking with one another. Will they be able to save Salter in time? Meanwhile, a vicious killer who calls himself The Axeman is holding the city of New Orleans captive. A copycat killer who slaughters people in their beds with an axe much like the original Axeman did almost a hundred years ago. He claims to be an evil demon and only the ones who play jazz music will be spared. Soon, the music will sound louder than ever from every open window in the old city. Careful Little Eyes is the highly anticipated fourth installment of Willow Rose's popular series revolving around the Cocoa Beach friends who call themselves the Seventh Street Crew. It's a creepy story bound to make your skin crawl and tug on your heartstrings at the same time. Like only Willow Rose can serve it.

Higher Superstition

The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
Author: Paul R. Gross,Norman Levitt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404877
Category: Science
Page: 348
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This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.

Bombproof


Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316252298
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A kinetic standalone from "first class storyteller" Michael Robotham (San Francisco Chronicle). Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most wanted terrorist in the country. Fast, funny, hip and violent, Bombproof is a non-stop adventure full of unforgettable characters and a heart-warming hero--Sami Macbeth--a man with the uncanny ability to turn a desperate situation into a hopeless one.

Black Jack


Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537114385
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Page: 434
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A spine-chilling mystery from the Queen of Scream If you like an unputdownable mystery mixed with horror, then you will love BLACK JACK! Welcome to the Blackwood House. Enter if you dare. In Savannah lies a house about which is said that all who have ever lived there have gone insane. When Kimberly and Joseph inherit the house from an unknown aunt, they don't know the house's murderous history. They move in and soon a series of strange events occurs. It's like the house doesn't want them there. Little by little, Joseph starts to change, and soon Kimberly begins to wonder: is the house haunted or is her husband just going mad? Jack Ryder and Shannon King have run away to Savannah to get married. They are preparing for their wedding when they stumble upon a young girl sitting alone on the docks at the harbor at night. She doesn't seem to have any parents, nor does she know where she lives. Her feet are bare and she has nowhere to go. They take her in for the night, but as they try to pull out information from her, bizarre stories are revealed, and soon they start to speculate about the girl. Is she telling the truth or hiding unsettling secrets of her own? -This exhilarating new chapter in the Jack Ryder series, Black Jack, serves up a double dose of nail-biting, chilling suspense, twists, and shocking revelations as only Willow Rose can. This is determined to terrify you. No one is more addicting than the Queen of Scream.Scroll up and grab a copy today.

The Perseid Collapse


Author: Steven Konkoly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493695645
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
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"2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic "decimated" the world's population ; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving."--Back cover.

The Jakarta Pandemic


Author: Steven Konkoly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781495907371
Category: Fiction
Page: 389
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In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them. He particularly knows that strict isolation is the only guaranteed way to protect his family from the new disease. With his family and home prepared for an extended period of seclusion, Alex has few real concerns about the growing pandemic. But as the deadliest pandemic in human history ravages northern New England, and starts to unravel the fabric of their Maine neighborhood, he starts to realize that the flu itself is the least of his problems. A mounting scarcity of food and critical supplies turns most of the neighbors against him, and Alex is forced to confront their unexpected hostility before it goes too far. Just when he thinks it can't get any worse, the very face of human evil arrives on Durham Rd and threatens to destroy them all. Alex and his few remaining friends band together to protect the neighborhood from a threat far deadlier than the flu, as they edge closer to the inevitable confrontation that will test the limits of their humanity.

Point of Crisis


Author: Steven Konkoly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500163860
Category: Fiction
Page: 330
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As Alex Fletcher becomes more involved with the New England Regional Recovery Zone, he leaves Kate and the family compound behind, finding out, only too late, that Eli Russell has returned with reinforcements and is bent on revenge.

Coming Attractions

Reading American Movie Trailers
Author: Lisa Kernan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292779852
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 308
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Movie trailers—those previews of coming attractions before the start of a feature film—are routinely praised and reviled by moviegoers and film critics alike: "They give away too much of the movie." "They're better than the films." "They only show the spectacular parts." "They lie." "They're the best part of going to the movies." But whether you love them or hate them, trailers always serve their purpose of offering free samples of a film to influence moviegoing decision-making. Indeed, with their inclusion on videotapes, DVDs, and on the Internet, trailers are more widely seen and influential now than at any time in their history. Starting from the premise that movie trailers can be considered a film genre, this pioneering book explores the genre's conventions and offers a primer for reading the rhetoric of movie trailers. Lisa Kernan identifies three principal rhetorical strategies that structure trailers: appeals to audience interest in film genres, stories, and/or stars. She also analyzes the trailers for twenty-seven popular Hollywood films from the classical, transitional, and contemporary eras, exploring what the rhetorical appeals within these trailers reveal about Hollywood's changing conceptions of the moviegoing audience. Kernan argues that movie trailers constitute a long-standing hybrid of advertising and cinema and, as such, are precursors to today's heavily commercialized cultural forms in which art and marketing become increasingly indistinguishable.

Cyberpunk & Cyberculture

Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson
Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847140351
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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Cyberpunk and Cyberculture explores the work of a wide range of writers- Acker, Cadigan, Rucker, Shierley, Sterling, Williams and, of course, Gibson - setting their work in the context of science fiction, other literary genres, genre cinema - from Metropolis to Terminator to The Matrix - and contemporary work on the culture of technology.

Cinema Wars

Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era
Author: Douglas M. Kellner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360493
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 296
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Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama

Signatures of the Visible


Author: Frederic Jameson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136760415
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 360
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In such celebrated works as Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson has established himself as one of America’s most observant cultural commentators. In Signatures of the Visible, Jameson turns his attention to cinema - the artform that has replaced the novel as the defining cultural form of our time. Historicizing a form that has flourished in a post-modern and anti-historical culture, he explores the allegorical and ideological dimensions of such films as The Shining, Dog Day Afternoon and the works of Alfred Hitchcock, among many others. Fifteen years on from its original publication, this remains a piercing and original analysis of film from a writer and thinker whose influence continues to be felt long after that of the fashionable post-modernists he has always critiqued.

Whiskey Sour

A Jack Daniels Mystery
Author: J. A. Konrath
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 140139986X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself 'The Gingerbread Man' is dumping mutilated bodies in her district. While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again...and Jack is next on his murder list. Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

You Can't Hide


Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781533608949
Category: Alcoholism
Page: 472
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Another gripping serial killer thriller from the Queen of Scream.Young girls are being kidnapped and so are their mothers. They are being bought and sold as slaves. Behind these kidnappings stands a ghostly person who calls himself the Boxer. He finds the girls and their mothers online, where he stalks and chats with the girls until he decides who to pick up and sell.A new reign of terror has fallen on the unsuspecting residents of Cocoa Beach. They think their worst nightmare is the environmental catastrophe causing the thousands of dead fish in the river""until the first body turns up among the dead fish.Mary Mills' personal life is in chaos. She is trying to balance being a divorced mother and dealing with the presence of her ex-husband's new girlfriend in her, and especially her son's, life.Mary gets on the trail of the disappearing mothers and daughters, and when she finally thinks she has it all figured out, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems.Meanwhile, Mary's brother Blake is preparing an attack on her, and before she knows it, she is the one who desperately needs the help from her friends in the 7th Street Crew.Every bit as pulse-pounding as her other books You Can't Hide, delivers further proof that Willow Rose is the most addictive thriller writer around.