Murder Most Immoral

This book list for those who looking for to read and enjoy the Murder Most Immoral, you can read or download Pdf/ePub books and don't forget to give credit to the trailblazing authors. Notes some of books may not available for your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of the book library websites.

Murder Most Immoral

Murder Most Immoral Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326783696
FileSize: 637kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 637


Murder Most Immoral by Summary

After a series of murders of gynaecologists, CID suspects enigmatic triplets, Spencer, Bruce, and William Costello. DS Amy Hornby becomes romantically involved with Spencer, but inwardly suspects he may be a serial killer. Her estranged father, a notorious London crime lord complicates matters by becoming embroiled in a personal vendetta against the brothers. This psychological thriller journeys to London, Gambia, Mauritius, Algarve, the Caribbean, and Mexico, before a thrilling finale in Scotland. Frightening, absorbing, complex, and a guaranteed page-turner, this book will remain with you long after you have read it.

New Waves in Ethics

New Waves in Ethics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. Brooks
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230305881
FileSize: 984kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 984


New Waves in Ethics by T. Brooks Summary

Bringing together the leading future figures in ethics broadly construed with essays ranging from metaethics and normative ethics to applied ethics and political philosophy, topics include new work on experimental philosophy, feminism, and global justice incorporating perspectives informed from historical and contemporary approaches alike.

Hush Little Children

Hush Little Children Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Hulse
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326961691
FileSize: 1004kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1004


Hush Little Children by Anthony Hulse Summary

DC Vicky Smullen’s CID team investigate a series of child abductions in Cornwall. Her obsession with the case intensifies with the abduction of her five-year old son. Ben Orton, an ex-SAS soldier metes out revenge on former members of the IRA who murdered his brother and are released as part of the Good Friday agreement. Living in a secluded location in Scotland, a stranger approaches Orton and blackmails him into joining The Disciples of Retribution, a select band of vigilantes. The abductors of the children share an unusual fantasy, their frightening and abnormal behaviour provoking punishment for the youngsters. Hush Little Children, a tale of revenge and indignity, will frighten and captivate you.

Pursuit of Angels

Pursuit of Angels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Hulse
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0244024960
FileSize: 791kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 791


Pursuit of Angels by Anthony Hulse Summary

A series of abductions occur in the sleepy hamlet of Cederdale in the Lake District. Unsatisfied with the investigation, the wealthy mother of one of the girls hires disgraced detective, Adam Chaucer and former journalist, Dominic Elliot. The duo discovers a series of unruly characters as they bid to solve the mystery. Frightening, perplexing, and gruesome, this book will keep you guessing the identity of the culprit until the climax. A guaranteed page-turner!

Beauty Beyond Death

Beauty Beyond Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Hulse
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0244153337
FileSize: 1887kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1887


Beauty Beyond Death by Anthony Hulse Summary

Dr Sawyer travels to Florida after the disappearance of his daughter and friend. Celebrated journalist, Jess Hopkins covers the investigation with permission of the local police. FBI joins the taskforce after suspecting links with another four missing girls on the East Coast. So begins a manhunt, which throws up several suspects after the doctor offers a reward. A link between billionaire, Sylvester Fitzpatrick and wealthy recluse, Penelope Vipond suggests them as possible suspects. The destiny of the girls shocks even the most seasoned detectives. A frightening psychological novel, concluding in Havana.

Immoral Certainty

Immoral Certainty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453210024
FileSize: 620kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 620


Immoral Certainty by Robert K. Tanenbaum Summary

From a New York Times–bestselling master with over one million copies in print: Prosecutor Butch Karp hunts a psychopath targeting the innocent. He is the Bogeyman: a remorseless monster stalking the streets of New York in search of fresh victims—his chosen prey being children. The killings are ghastly enough to shock lawyer Butch Karp, who thought he’d already seen the absolute worst of humanity in his work. So when a child abuse case and a homicide case seem to be connected, Karp and his colleague Marlene Ciampi find themselves delving into the darkest corners of New York’s underworld. Their chosen prey? A cold-blooded predator whose twisted work has only just begun—and whose true motives will force Karp to decide how far he is truly willing to go to stop the horror. Known to his fans as “one hell of a writer,” (New York Post) Robert K. Tanenbaum lends truthful, gritty authenticity to his legal thrillers as one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys in America, having convicted hundreds of violent criminals. This is one of the most intense and haunting of the popular series that includes Infamy, Tragic, and No Lesser Plea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

A Moral Defense of Prostitution

A Moral Defense of Prostitution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Lovering
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 303075863X
FileSize: 1049kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1049


A Moral Defense of Prostitution by Rob Lovering Summary

Is prostitution immoral? In this book, Rob Lovering argues that it is not. Offering a careful and thorough critique of the many—twenty, to be exact—arguments for prostitution's immorality, Lovering leaves no claim unchallenged. Drawing on the relevant literature along with his own creative thinking, Lovering offers a clear and reasoned moral defense of the world's oldest profession. Lovering demonstrates convincingly, on both consequentialist and nonconsequentialist grounds, that there is nothing immoral about prostitution between consenting adults. The legal implications of this view are also brought to bear on the current discourse surrounding this controversial topic.

Vladimir Solov’ëv's Justification of the Moral Good

Vladimir Solov’ëv's Justification of the Moral Good Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Nemeth
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319127756
FileSize: 1093kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1093


Vladimir Solov’ëv's Justification of the Moral Good by Thomas Nemeth Summary

This new English translation of Solov’ëv’s principal ethical treatise, written in his later years, presents Solov’ëv’s mature views on a host of topics ranging from a critique of individualistic ethical systems to the death penalty, the meaning of war, animal rights, and environmentalism. Written for the educated public rather than for a narrow circle of specialists, Solov’ëv’s work largely avoids technical vocabulary while illustrating his points with references to classical literature from the ancient Greeks to Goethe. Although written from a deeply held Christian viewpoint, Solov’ëv emphasizes the turn from his earlier position, now allegedly developing the independence of moral philosophy from metaphysics and revealed religion. Solov’ëv sees the formal universality of the idea of the moral good in all human beings, albeit that this idea is bereft of material content. This first new English-language translation in a century makes a unique contribution to the study of Solov’ëv’s thought. It uses the text of the second edition published in 1899 as its main text, but provides the variations and additions from the earlier versions of each chapter in running notes. Other unique features of this translation are that the pagination of the widely available 1914 edition is provided in the text, and the sources of Solov’ëv’s numerous Biblical quotations and references as well as literary and historical allusions.

The Justification of the Good

The Justification of the Good Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616402814
FileSize: 445kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 445


The Justification of the Good by Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov Summary

In this, perhaps his most important work, Solovyov explores notions of God, goodness, and spirituality, and how he saw the modern world was changing them. What does it mean to be "good"? What, if any, virtues are inherent in humanity? How can we reflect goodness in the practical realms of politics and society on the whole? Solovyov's thoughts on some of the most basic questions we have ever asked are provocative and intriguing; they had a profound influence on the writings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, as well as the thinkers of the Soviet era. Russian philosopher and literary critic VLADIMIR SERGEYEVICH SOLOVYOV (1853-1900) lived at a vital moment in history, in which the burgeoning modernity of the Industrial Revolution was forever changing how humans live and what we believe. Solovyov spent his lifetime seeking truth-he experimented with and then discarded numerous religious philosophies, including atheism. Eventually, Solovyov settled on Christianity as the best path to goodness and rightness in the world.

Death in the Garden

Death in the Garden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Ironside
Editor: Canelo
ISBN: 178863022X
FileSize: 1866kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1866


Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside Summary

Can Helena solve the mystery of a murder in the family that has festered for over two generations? In 1925 the beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her thirtieth birthday with a party at a country estate, but the celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana's photographic chemicals. Sixty years later, Diana's grand-niece, Helena, is also turning thirty, but with rather less fanfare. An overworked attorney in London, Helena's primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair. By way of distraction, Helena starts looking through her great-aunt's papers and soon develops another obsession: Determining just who killed George Pollexfen in that lovely, sunlit garden between the wars. Praise for Elizabeth Ironside ‘Excellent local colour and culture, good adventure and an admirable denouement’ Marcel Berlins ‘She joins those few mystery writers you unreservedly look forward to reading ... a thoroughly satisfying psychological thriller’ Harriet Waugh, Spectator ‘A fine, stylish book to be savoured’ James Melville ‘Superbly handled ... a masterly example of classic crime fiction’ Birmingham Post ‘A spell-binding story of love, murder and deception’ Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘Enticing murder mystery’ Manchester Evening News

Murder and Society

Murder and Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Morrall
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470030224
FileSize: 355kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 355


Murder and Society by Peter Morrall Summary

Human psychological and physical well-being is damaged and destroyed when people are deliberately killed by other people. There are millions of primary and secondary victims of murder throughout the world, and human society as a whole is a tertiary victim of murder. Despite this, people are often fascinated and engrossed by stories of homicide and killers. This book provides a fascinating exploration of murder, providing an insight into what leads people to kill and what effect this has on society as a whole. This book is organized into five chapters that each answer a specific question on murder: What is Murder? Who Commits Murder? Why Commit Murder? Why is Murder Devastating? Why is Murder Fascinating?

Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bevington
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191618845
FileSize: 820kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 820


Murder Most Foul by David Bevington Summary

What is it about Hamlet that has made it such a compelling and vital work? Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages is an account of Shakespeare's great play from its sources in Scandinavian epic lore to the way it was performed and understood in his own day, and then how the play has fared down to the present: performances on stage, television, and in film, critical evaluations, publishing history, spinoffs, spoofs, musical adaptations, the play's growing reputation, its influence on writers and thinkers, and the ways in which it has shaped the very language we speak. The staging, criticism, and editing of Hamlet , David Bevington argues, go hand in hand over the centuries, to such a remarkable extent that the history of Hamlet can be seen as a kind of paradigm for the cultural history of the English-speaking world.

Murder Most Stupid

Murder Most Stupid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Brooklyn
Editor: David Brooklyn
ISBN: 1916330002
FileSize: 1311kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1311


Murder Most Stupid by David Brooklyn Summary

A horde of dreadful, vulgar, cretinous guests of dubious morals and lapsed honour, in cahoots with a pack of impertinent, bestial, lumpenproletarian staff, frustrate the noble efforts of a brilliant detective to hunt down a murderer. Come join the pursuit, through the luxurious suites, luminous dining halls and stately ballroom of a lush hotel, into a more civilised epoch of the elegant past, in a tome bearing all the hallmarks of an Agatha Christie whodunnit—with the possible exceptions of cleverness, sense, purpose and decency. It is told in a style utterly shorn of extraneous verbiage, compact, exceedingly earnest and reflecting the loftiest aesthetic ideals. It falls exactingly within generic parameters, with no hint of parodic subversion. As far as the zeitgeist is concerned, few would be bold enough, or moronic enough—unmitigated imbeciles, deserving of little more than being hacked to pieces and left in the garden as meat fit for dogs—to deny that this magisterial opus is unstintingly in sync with up-to-the-second trends in political correctness. What more could the thoughtful, intelligent, discerning reader (you) require?

Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Sexual Orientation and Human Rights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurence Thomas,Michael Levin
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585118914
FileSize: 817kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 817


Sexual Orientation and Human Rights by Laurence Thomas,Michael Levin Summary

What rights govern heterosexual and homosexual behaviors? Two distinguished philosophers debate this important issue in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights. Laurence M. Thomas argues that a society which has the constitutional resources to protect hate groups can protect homosexuals without valorizing the homosexual life-style. He defends the view that the Bible cannot warrant the venom that, in the name of religion, is often expressed against homosexuals. Michael E. Levin defends the unorthodox view that the aversion some people experience toward homosexuality deserves respect. He further argues that while homosexuals enjoy the same rights as others to be free of violence and discrimination, they do not have more extensive rights.

Atlas of Moral Psychology

Atlas of Moral Psychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kurt Gray,Jesse Graham
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462532586
FileSize: 1916kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1916


Atlas of Moral Psychology by Kurt Gray,Jesse Graham Summary

This comprehensive and cutting-edge volume maps out the terrain of moral psychology, a dynamic and evolving area of research. In 57 concise chapters, leading authorities and up-and-coming scholars explore fundamental issues and current controversies. The volume systematically reviews the empirical evidence base and presents influential theories of moral judgment and behavior. It is organized around the key questions that must be addressed for a complete understanding of the moral mind.

Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard North Patterson
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345469801
FileSize: 691kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 691


Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson Summary

On a cold day in January, President-elect Kerry Kilcannon takes the oath of office—and within days makes his first, most important move: appointing a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Kilcannon’s choice is a female judge with a brilliant record. And a secret. While the Senate spars over Caroline Masters’s nomination, an inflammatory abortion rights case is making its way toward the judge—and will explode into the headlines. Suddenly, the most divisive issue in America turns the President’s nomination into all-out war. And from Judge Masters to a conservative, war-hero senator facing a crisis of conscience and a fifteen-year-old girl battling for her future, no one will be safe.


Disapora Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Wantz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479750506
FileSize: 2000kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 2000


Disapora by Lauren Wantz Summary

Frank Raveillac is an aging male schizophrenic with a terrible past, who having recently given up his affluent career as a scholar and historian, is now a drug addicted madman of considerable moral turpitude. "Disapora," tells the story of his deranged lunacy, sordid love life with fallen women, and the crude adventures of the narcotic underground he partakes in with his friend and drug dealer, "The Pharaoh." Frank keeps calling himself Disapora, because he thinks he's sent on a divine mission to end the world, or will he find something in it worth saving?

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oscar Wilde
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1783193484
FileSize: 1541kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1541


Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde Summary

A new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's murderously funny comedy. Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy: a pillar of society on the verge of marriage, until a brief departure from Victorian convention leads him to the abode of a chilling clairvoyant who gravely pronounces that before he can marry he must commit murder. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime was a 2006 touring production by Bill Kenwright Ltd starring Russ Abbot.

America's Victories

America's Victories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Schweikart
Editor: Winged Hussar Publishing
ISBN: 0996365788
FileSize: 387kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 387


America's Victories by Larry Schweikart Summary

In America's Victories, Professor Larry Schweikart restores the truth about our amazing military heritage. Just as he did in his acclaimed previous book, A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Schweikart cuts through the distortions passed along by academia and the media

Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, Volume 1, Issue 2

Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, Volume 1, Issue 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Darren M. Slade
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1725256738
FileSize: 1044kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1044


Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, Volume 1, Issue 2 by Darren M. Slade Summary

Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM journal) is a biannual, not-for-profit, free peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest social-scientific, historiographic, and ecclesiastic research on religious institutions and their ministerial practices. SHERM is dedicated to the critical and scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary religious phenomena, both from within particular religious traditions and across cultural boundaries, so as to inform the broader socio-historical analysis of religion and its related fields of study. The purpose of SHERM is to provide a scholarly medium for the social-scientific study of religion where specialists can publish advanced studies on religious trends, theologies, rituals, philosophies, socio-political influences, or experimental and applied ministry research in the hopes of generating enthusiasm for the vocational and academic study of religion while fostering collegiality among religious specialists. Its mission is to provide academics, professionals, and nonspecialists with critical reflections and evidence-based insights into the socio-historical study of religion and, where appropriate, its implications for ministry and expressions of religiosity.

Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change

Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Dingley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317046005
FileSize: 1499kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1499


Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change by James Dingley Summary

Terrorism and political violence have invariably accompanied the progressive modernization of states; a socio-cultural reaction to the problems of social change and development. To understand this phenomenon, it is necessary to consider the nature of traditional society and how it differs from modernity. Starting with a basic history of modern terrorism, James Dingley uses a Durkheimian sociological framework to dissect the role of social relations, culture and religion in impelling men and women to defend their socio-cultural context with violence against the challenge of external forces. Placing emphasis on a historical and social understanding of violence and key issues such as nationalism, religion, science, the Enlightenment and Romanticism for understanding terrorism in all its forms, this book allows for a more critical examination of terrorism as a response to changes in the organization and cultural goals in a society. It is a decisive contribution to our understanding of the political and social relevance of terrorism as we know and experience it today.

Shadow of the Redeemer

Shadow of the Redeemer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Hulse
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291884807
FileSize: 1946kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1946


Shadow of the Redeemer by Anthony Hulse Summary

Suspected serial killer Daniel Sugrue is found hanged by DCI Virgil Dodd. The case is closed and Sugrue’s wife, three sons and daughter are secretly relocated in Cornwall. DCI Dodd retires, but a series of sadistic murders identical to the ones in Cleveland follow. Suspicion falls on the three sons, and with the help of journalist Sean Foy, who plans to write a book about the notorious murders, the two men decide to investigate. DC Sadie Dunlop goes undercover in order to befriend one of the sons, Jacob, who is the prime suspect. They become romantically involved and Sadie doubts his guilt. More suspects are introduced, including a senior detective who had a homosexual affair with Daniel Sugrue, and DCI Dodd, who it transpires is obsessed with the murders. A complex, frightening book with an ingenious scenario. This story will leave you guessing the identity of the serial killer until the conclusion.

The Lock Artist

The Lock Artist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Hamilton
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429983442
FileSize: 325kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 325


The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton Summary

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike." Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long. Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction. The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Command and Persuade

Command and Persuade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Baldwin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262361493
FileSize: 816kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 816


Command and Persuade by Peter Baldwin Summary

Why, when we have been largely socialized into good behavior, are there more laws that govern our behavior than ever before? Levels of violent crime have been in a steady decline for centuries--for millennia, even. Over the past five hundred years, homicide rates have decreased a hundred-fold. We live in a time that is more orderly and peaceful than ever before in human history. Why, then, does fear of crime dominate modern politics? Why, when we have been largely socialized into good behavior, are there more laws that govern our behavior than ever before? In Command and Persuade, Peter Baldwin examines the evolution of the state's role in crime and punishment over three thousand years. Baldwin explains that the involvement of the state in law enforcement and crime prevention is relatively recent. In ancient Greece, those struck by lightning were assumed to have been punished by Zeus. In the Hebrew Bible, God was judge, jury, and prosecutor when Cain killed Abel. As the state’s power as lawgiver grew, more laws governed behavior than ever before; the sum total of prohibited behavior has grown continuously. At the same time, as family, community, and church exerted their influences, we have become better behaved and more law-abiding. Even as the state stands as the socializer of last resort, it also defines through law the terrain on which we are schooled into acceptable behavior.

The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maureen Johnson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535695
FileSize: 657kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 657


The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Summary

New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller! The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

Punishment and Ethics

Punishment and Ethics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Ryberg,J. Corlett
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230290620
FileSize: 1875kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1875


Punishment and Ethics by J. Ryberg,J. Corlett Summary

A collection of original contributions by philosophers working in the ethics of punishment, gathering new perspectives on various challenging topics including punishment and forgiveness, dignity, discrimination, public opinion, torture, rehabilitation, and restitution.

Cruelty, Violence and Murder

Cruelty, Violence and Murder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Hyatt Williams
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429912447
FileSize: 1578kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1578


Cruelty, Violence and Murder by Arthur Hyatt Williams Summary

The line that separates those who kill from those who only think about it, and from those who injure themselves, is often thinner than we imagine. Convicted murderers serving life-sentences in England are among the subjects of this in-depth psychological study of what makes people kill.

The Detective and the Artist

The Detective and the Artist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.K. Van Dover
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476635919
FileSize: 431kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 431


The Detective and the Artist by J.K. Van Dover Summary

 This book focuses on the distinctive role that artists have played in detective fiction—as detectives, as villains and victims, and as bystanders. With a few significant exceptions, literary detectives have always identified themselves as essentially the deconstructors of the artful crimes of others. They may use various methods—ratiocinative, scientific, or hard-boiled—but they always unravel the threads that the villains have woven into deceptive covers for their crimes. The detective does, in the end, produce a work of art: a narrative that explains everything that needs explanation. But the detective’s moral work is often juxtaposed to the aesthetic work of the painters, poets, and writers that the detective encounters during an investigation. The author surveys this juxtaposition in works by important authors from the early development of the genre (Poe, Conan Doyle), the golden age (Bentley, Christie, Sayers, James, et al.), and the hard-boiled era (Hammett, Chandler, Macdonald, Spicer et al.).

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Liebman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476626154
FileSize: 1007kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1007


Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015 by Roy Liebman Summary

Many Broadway stars appeared in Hollywood cinema from its earliest days. Some were 19th century stage idols who reprised famous roles on film as early as 1894. One was born as early as 1829. Another was cast in the performance during which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. One took her stage name from her native state. Some modern-day stars also began their careers on Broadway before appearing in films. This book details the careers of 300 performers who went from stage to screen in all genres of film. A few made only a single movie, others hundreds. Each entry includes highlights of the performer’s career, a list of stage appearances and a filmography.

A Study in Murder

A Study in Murder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Callie Hutton
Editor: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1643853236
FileSize: 1504kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1504


A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton Summary

A mystery author is charged with murder--and the plot thickens faster than anyone can turn the pages--in USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton's new series debut, perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ellery Adams. Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell receives an anonymous letter containing shocking news: her fiancé, Mr. Ronald St. Vincent, has been dabbling in something illegal, which causes her to promptly break their engagement. Two evenings later, as Lady Amy awaits a visit from Lord William Wethington, fellow member of the Bath Mystery Book Club, her former fiancé makes an unexpected and most unwelcome appearance at her house. She promptly sends him to the library to cool his heels but later discovers the room seemingly empty--until she stumbles upon a dead Mr. St. Vincent with a knife in his chest. Lord Wethington arrives to find Lady Amy screaming and sends for the police, but the Bobbies immediately assume that she is the killer. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy and Lord Wethington launch their own investigation--and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a vengeful woman who was spurned by St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy. Can they close the book on the case before the real killer gets away with murder?

Popular Crime

Popular Crime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill James
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439182728
FileSize: 1470kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1470


Popular Crime by Bill James Summary

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball now examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America. Celebrated writer and contrarian Bill James has voraciously read true crime throughout his life and has been interested in writing a book on the topic for decades. Now, with Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how that has profoundly influenced our culture over the last few centuries— even if we haven’t always taken notice. Exploring such phenomena as serial murder, the fluctuation of crime rates, the value of evidence, radicalism and crime, prison reform and the hidden ways in which crimes have shaped, or reflected, our society, James chronicles murder and misdeeds from the 1600s to the present day. James pays particular attention to crimes that were sensations during their time but have faded into obscurity, as well as still-famous cases, some that have never been solved, including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Boston Strangler and JonBenet Ramsey. Satisfyingly sprawling and tremendously entertaining, Popular Crime is a professed amateur’s powerful examination of the incredible impact crime stories have on our society, culture and history.

The Journalist and the Murderer

The Journalist and the Murderer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Malcolm
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797872
FileSize: 1347kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1347


The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm Summary

A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa

Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicky Falkof
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113750305X
FileSize: 1827kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1827


Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa by Nicky Falkof Summary

This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.

The Immorality of Punishment

The Immorality of Punishment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael J. Zimmerman
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770481497
FileSize: 1674kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1674


The Immorality of Punishment by Michael J. Zimmerman Summary

In The Immorality of Punishment Michael Zimmerman argues forcefully that not only our current practice but indeed any practice of legal punishment is deeply morally repugnant, no matter how vile the behaviour that is its target. Despite the fact that it may be difficult to imagine a state functioning at all, let alone well, without having recourse to punishing those who break its laws, Zimmerman makes a timely and compelling case for the view that we must seek and put into practice alternative means of preventing crime and promoting social stability.

Abandoning the Black Hero

Abandoning the Black Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Charles
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813554349
FileSize: 1238kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1238


Abandoning the Black Hero by John C. Charles Summary

Abandoning the Black Hero is the first book to examine the postwar African American white-life novel—novels with white protagonists written by African Americans. These fascinating works have been understudied despite having been written by such defining figures in the tradition as Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Ann Petry, and Chester Himes, as well as lesser known but formerly best-selling authors Willard Motley and Frank Yerby. John C. Charles argues that these fictions have been overlooked because they deviate from two critical suppositions: that black literature is always about black life and that when it represents whiteness, it must attack white supremacy. The authors are, however, quite sympathetic in the treatment of their white protagonists, which Charles contends should be read not as a failure of racial pride but instead as a strategy for claiming creative freedom, expansive moral authority, and critical agency. In an era when “Negro writers” were expected to protest, their sympathetic treatment of white suffering grants these authors a degree of racial privacy previously unavailable to them. White writers, after all, have the privilege of racial privacy because they are never pressured to write only about white life. Charles reveals that the freedom to abandon the “Negro problem” encouraged these authors to explore a range of new genres and themes, generating a strikingly diverse body of novels that significantly revise our understanding of mid-twentieth-century black writing.

Applied Philosophy

Applied Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brenda Almond,Donald Hill
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000041425
FileSize: 444kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 444


Applied Philosophy by Brenda Almond,Donald Hill Summary

In bringing the concepts and methods of philosophy to bear on specific, pressing, practical concerns, applied philosophy is the modern expression of a perennial concern: to understand, in part to control, and to come to terms with the conditions in which human life is to be lived. Originally published in 1991 and written by distinguished philosophers and academics from Europe, the USA and Australia, the essays collected in this volume examine subjects of continued concern and debate, such as the environment, personal relationships, terrorism and medicine. The contributions were originally published in the Journal of Applied Philosophy.

The Negro Church

The Negro Church Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.E.B. DuBois
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621891089
FileSize: 925kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 925


The Negro Church by W.E.B. DuBois Summary

W. E. B. Du Bois was editor and principal author of The Negro Church, first published in 1903. A groundbreaking study, this volume is the first in-depth treatment of African-American religious life. It is the first sociological book on religion in the United States. It is the first empirical study of religion conducted by Black scholars. It is a landmark historical text on African-American religion and mores of a century and more ago. A new introduction provides the contextual backdrop for understanding the religious scholarship and faith of Du Bois. The appearance of this text for a new generation of students, scholars, researchers, and communities of faith is cause to celebrate. Recognition of The Negro Church is long overdue and justly deserved.

The Murder of my Aunt

The Murder of my Aunt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Hull
ISBN: 1456636634
FileSize: 1363kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1363


The Murder of my Aunt by Richard Hull Summary

In this darkly comic, quite immoral masterwork, Edward is an effete, poor young man who has something in store for his only relative, his wealthy aunt. First published in 1934, this classic mystery is considered a masterpiece of the inverted detective story, in which it is known "whodunit." The question is "how will they catch 'em?" Highly unpredictable, it contains one of the most surprising denouements in all of detective fiction.

Faith and Health

Faith and Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul D. Simmons
Editor: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881460858
FileSize: 1798kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1798


Faith and Health by Paul D. Simmons Summary

Faith and Health examines controversial issues in medical ethics such as embryo stem cell research, the face transplant, cyborgs and the human and physician assisted suicide. Those struggling with such confusing and controversial subjects will appreciate the insights from ethics, theology, and law the author brings together. Here is guidance for personal or social responses to questions in medicine that affect us all.

"Thirty Years In Hell" Or, "From Darkness to Light"

Author: Bernard Fresenborg
Editor: Good Press
FileSize: 385kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 385


"Thirty Years In Hell" Or, "From Darkness to Light" by Bernard Fresenborg Summary

""Thirty Years In Hell" Or, "From Darkness to Light"" by Bernard Fresenborg. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Popular Reads

Best Books