A Century Of Great Suspense Stories

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Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 608
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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver’s enviable task was to select from the thousands of stories written over the past one hundred years those which best represented the classic form, as well as the celebrated authors whose ironic twists and stunning payoffs left a lasting and vivid impression. Delivering everything from the one-two punch of the detective story to the ingeniously precise trappings of the police procedural, from the disquieting corners of the criminal mind to sheer dread-inducing horror, A Century of Great Suspense Stories is a rich anthology of this popular literary genre, a stunning tribute to the art of storytelling, and to the men and women who have done it best.


The Readers Advisory Handbook

The Readers  Advisory Handbook PDF
Author: Jessica E. Moyer
Publisher: American Library Association
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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Presents guidelines to creating readers' advisory lists for every level of reader in any genre, including such information as how to gain familiarity with one's collection, how to create and market booklists, and how to organize related programs.


The World S Finest Mystery And Crime Stories 3

The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories  3 PDF
Author: Ed Gorman
Publisher: Forge Books
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fiction Each year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. (Jon L. Breen), England (Maxim Jakubowski), Canada (Edo Van Belkom), Australia (David Honeybone), and Germany (Thomas Woertche). Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year's compilation, "the best value-for-money of any such anthology." The A-to-Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader: Robert Barnard • Lawrence Block • Jon L. Breen • Wolfgang Burger • Lillian Stewart Carl • Margaret Coel • Max Allan Collins • Bill Crider • Jeffery Deaver • Brendan DuBois • Susanna Gregory • Joseph Hansen • Carolyn G. Hart • Lauren Henderson • Edward D. Hoch • Clark Howard • Tatjana Kruse • Paul Lascaux • Dick Lochte • Peter Lovesey • Mary Jane Maffini • Ed McBain • Val McDermid • Marcia Muller • Joyce Carol Oates • Anne Perry • Nancy Pickard • Bill Pronzini • Ruth Rendell • S. J. Rozan • Billie Rubin • Kristine Kathryn Rusch • Stephan Rykena • David B. Silva • Nancy Springer • Jac. Toes • John Vermeulen • Donald E. Westlake • Carolyn Wheat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Xo

XO PDF
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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COUNTRY-POP INGÉNUE Kayleigh Towne’s career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow”—but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention. An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,” leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession. Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him. Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers, he remains convinced that “Your Shadow” was written just for him, and he announces he’s coming for Kayleigh. Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing for a triumphant hometown performance, and she is convinced that someone—maybe Edwin—was there watching her from the darkness. True to his word, Edwin Sharp soon makes an ominous appearance in town, and California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance, a friend and fan of Kayleigh’s on vacation in Fresno to attend the show, intervenes on her behalf, drawing Sharp’s frightening attention to herself. That night a member of the road crew whom Kayleigh had once dated is murdered in an eerie echo of an image from her chart-topping song. As more deaths loom on the horizon, Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body-language analysis to stop the stalker and save more innocent victims. But before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than one fan with a mission . . . This nail-biting thriller from suspense master Jeffery Deaver speeds along over just three short days, filled with terrifying twists that will keep readers held in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.


Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky PDF
Author: Margaret Kinsman
Publisher: McFarland
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Reviews of the Series: "The McFarland Companion series...has been consistently excellent, both in its choice of subjects and its quality of scholarship and writing"--Mystery Scene. Sara Paretsky's groundbreaking mystery series about Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 and is still going strong. She is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime (worldwide organization supporting women writers), a sought-after public speaker and the 2015 president of the Mystery Writers of America. This book is the first comprehensive reference work on Paretsky, providing an overview of the Warshawski novels and short stories, her other novels, a volume of collected essays, her anthologies and journalism. Special attention is paid to the character of Warshawski--the tough, street-smart detective who challenges stereotypical representations of women in crime fiction--and to the significance of the Chicago setting. A guide to the scholarly and critical debates is included, along with discussion of media adaptations and references to key websites.


Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation

Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation PDF
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 1290
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Book Description:
'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.


Interrogations

Interrogations PDF
Author: Jon Jordan
Publisher:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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"A collection of interviews with crime fiction authors. Interviews with: Colin Bateman, Mark Billingham, Cara Black, Stephen Booth, Max Allan Collins, John Connolly, Jeffery Deaver, Sean Doolittle, Loren D. Estleman, Steve Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Vicki Hendricks, Laura Lippman, Lise McClendon, Val McDermid, Katy Munger, Warren Murphy, George Pelecanos, Manuel Ramos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, SJ Rozan, Barbara Seranella, Charles Todd, Brian Wiprud"--