From the New York Times bestselling author of Writing All Wrongs, it’s a rotten state of affairs in Oyster Bay, and the Bayside Book Writers are out to end a nasty plot... Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn’t hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother’s hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her. After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel’s not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy… From the Paperback edition.
Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-05
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: List of Saw characters, Jigsaw, Amanda Young, David Tapp, Billy, Mark Hoffman, Eric Matthews, Lawrence Gordon, Jill Tuck. Excerpt: This is a list of characters that appear in the Saw series. This list arranges the characters by the film in which they were created (first appeared in), and then into alphabetical order. Billy is a ventriloquist puppet created by John Kramer to communicate with his victims. Billy usually appears on a TV screen when talking to victims, but sometimes appears in person. Billy gives the victims their instructions to get free from their traps before the 60 seconds or minutes expires. Billy has also appeared in every adaption of Saw, becoming an icon of the series. Billy was meant for John Kramer's and Jill Tuck's unborn son Gideon. David was Jigsaw's victim in the "Saw" short film. This character played the part of David in the short film, which was an early version of the Jaw Splitter scene. He was portrayed by Leigh Whannell, who portrayed Adam in the first official film. Adam was a photographer used by Detective Tapp to follow the man he suspected of being the Jigsaw Killer, Lawrence Gordon. Adam was placed into a game alongside Gordon, with them being given conflicting goals to accomplish by a certain time. After failing to complete their tests in time they were confronted by Zep Hindle. Adam beat Zep to death with a toilet tank cover while Gordon crawled away to get help. The real Jigsaw showed himself and tells Adam that the chain's key is in the bathtub, which was drained when Adam accidentally kicked the plug out. Adam then grabs Zep's pistol and tries to shoot Jigsaw but is electrocuted by his hidden remote control before he can get a shot off. Jigsaw then turns off the lights and shuts the bathroom door, leaving Adam to die. Flashbacks in Saw III show his abduction by Jigsaw's appr...
Author: Wayne M Bryant
Release Date: 2013-10-23
How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality? Which famous actors, actresses, directors, and screenwriters were attracted to people of both sexes? In Bisexual Characters in Film, the first book to focus on the role of bisexual characters in film, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more as you explore, analyze, and celebrate 80 years of bisexual movie characters (and the people who have created them) from around the world. A lively, entertaining, and informative commentary, this book examines the treatment of bisexual film characters and shows you how that treatment has been affected by societal forces such as censorship, politics, religious prejudices, homophobia, and sexual stereotypes. Bisexual Characters in Film looks at the contribution of bisexual people (and others who have had lovers of varying sexes) to the body of work available on film today. These include the directors, writers, actors, composers, and designers whose sexual orientation has informed their work. An analysis of the Motion Picture Production Code and its devastating effect on bisexual and homosexual screen images forms an important part of the book. You learn how, specifically, it eradicated gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters from Hollywood films as well as the role of bisexual, lesbian, and gay filmmakers in finally defeating it. Other questions you’ll find answers to include: Who, or what, is a bisexual? How were bisexual characters represented in silent film, before the forces of censorship banned them from the screen? What bisexual myths and stereotypes are portrayed on film? What is the role of “camp” in bisexual film? Bisexual Characters in Film is a unique resource for researchers; librarians; film festival planners; the queer media; professors and students of lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies; bisexual activists; and general bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered readers. It provides a much-needed view of bisexual representations in a major segment of our popular culture.
Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. Together at last in eBook form, this volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure. Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the gathering clouds of war. The Killer Angels re-creates the fight for America’s destiny in the Battle of Gettysburg, the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history. And The Last Full Measure brings to life the final two years of the Civil War, chasing the escalating conflict between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox. Contains a preview Jeff Shaara’s new novel of the Civil War, A Blaze of Glory. Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil War trilogy “Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Shaara’s beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals “Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels “The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.”—Chicago Tribune
Nach einigen Mühen hat Hercule Poirot ein Abteil im Kurswagen Istanbul - Calais des Luxuszugs ergattert. Doch auch jetzt ist ihm keine Ruhe vergönnt: Ein amerikanischer Tycoon ist ermordet worden, der ganze Zug voller Verdächtiger. Und der Mörder könnte jederzeit wieder zuschlagen. Eine Aufgabe, wie gemacht für den Meisterdetektiv.
Author: Joram ten Brink
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Performing Arts
Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This book brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-01
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s. It is 1830, and the Berrybender family—rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place—is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination—and a great deal of outright chaos—the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer." Packed with breathtaking adventure, charming romance, and a sense of humor stretching clear over the horizon, Sin Killer is a truly unique view of the West that could only come from the boundless skill and imagination of Larry McMurtry.
In einem Haus an der südlichsten Spitze Chiles, wo nichts ist als steinige Erde und Wind, wächst Paolo auf wie ein kleines Tier oder eine zähe Pflanze. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem Angel Alegria auftaucht, ein Mörder auf der Flucht. Ohne Zögern tötet er Paolos Eltern; er bringt es aber nicht übers Herz, Hand an den Jungen zu legen. Stattdessen beginnt er, sich um ihn zu kümmern. Als dann auch noch Luis auftaucht, der Paolo Lesen beibringt, kämpfen sogar zwei Männer um die Vaterrolle, und Paolo erfährt eine Art von Glück. Aber auch in dem kleinen Haus am Ende der Welt ist sind die drei nicht sicher vor ihrer eigenen Geschichte.
Killer Tips books are written with one goal in mind: to allow the reader to work faster and smarter. In other books, you’ll often find that the most useful information is found in sidebars, tips, and notes. In a Killer Tips book, there’s nothing to weed through: it’s all sidebars, tips, and notes! Here, Scott Kelby gives you only the best tips and info on Mac OS X Leopard, covering all of the new features, including Time Machine, the revolutionary and completely unique backup system; Spaces, which allows the user to totally customize different window configurations based on their needs; Spotlight, which now allows the user to search across an entire network (not just the user’s computer); and much more. Scott Kelby’s trademark style—both direct and humorous—is easily accessible to all readers, who will appreciate all the great information here, as well as the book’s clear and focused presentation.
Patrick Bateman sieht gut aus, ist gut erzogen und intelligent. Tagsüber sitzt er in seinem Büro in der Wall Street und vergrößert seinen Reichtum. Seine Nächte hingegen verbringt er auf unfaßbare Weise. Er ist ein Serienmörder und lebt seinen ganz eigenen amerikanischen Traum.
In an innovative departure from the much-studied field of 'crime in the media', this lively book focuses its attention on the forces of law and order; how they visualize and represent danger and criminality and how they represent themselves as authorities. After two chapters covering basic terms and tools in the study of culture and representation, the book covers such topics as the history of justice - system methods for visualizing criminality, from fingerprinting to DNA; the emergence of a 'forensic gaze' that begins with Edgar Allan Poe and Sherlock Holmes and culminates in the American television show Crime Scene Investigation and the rise of ways of seeing urban space that constantly divide the city into 'good' and 'bad' areas. The final chapter uses some recent conflicts regarding the legal admissibility of 'gruesome pictures' to reflect on the importance of the visual in our everyday experiences, both of safety and of danger. Shortlisted for the Hart SLSA Book Prize 2007
Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound. Complex TV offers a sustained analysis of the poetics of television narrative, focusing on how storytelling has changed in recent years and how viewers make sense of these innovations. Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer comprehension, transmedia storytelling, serial authorship, character change, and cultural evaluation. Developing a television-specific set of narrative theories, Complex TV argues that television is the most vital and important storytelling medium of our time.
Ein Handelsreisender wird in einer Wohnung in der Innenstadt ermordet aufgefunden. Der gezielte Schuss in den Kopf, der ihn getötet hat, erinnert an eine Hinrichtung. Der Verdacht der Polizei fällt sofort auf die ausländischen Soldaten, die während der Kriegsjahre die Straßen Reykjavíks bevölkern. Thorson, kanadischer Soldat mit isländischen Wurzeln, und Flóvent von der Reykjavíker Polizei nehmen die Ermittlungen auf. Steht der Mord mit Spionagetätigkeiten auf Island in Verbindung?