“Diane Farr strikes all the romantic chords” (The Romance Reader) in this award-winning Signet Regency Romance classic, available digitally for the first time! Publicly humiliated by a society snob, Caitlin Campbell flees unescorted into the London streets. When a stranger kisses her to cause a distraction and evade a gang of scoundrels, she’s aghast at his audacity. Then she discovers his identity as the dashing nobleman engaged to the very woman who insulted her! Now she finds herself drawn into a web of dangerous romantic intrigue, in which the only way out is to trust her heart.
Cryer once had another name, but he can't remember it. The man he used to be was stabbed in the head by an assailant. After months of catatonia Cryer awakens in a mental facility to find that his former life is almost completely forgotten. He knows his wife and daughter have been murdered - he saw them die moments before his own assault - but his shattered mind is incapable of retaining their names. Or even his own. Now Cryer is free again and trying to track down an elusive killer through his own unknown past. But how do you investigate the murders of your loved ones when you can't remember them? When you have no idea who your friends or enemies were? Where you lived and worked? And what secrets you might have once had and failed to keep? And how is he supposed to deal with the little man who keeps crawling in and out of his skull? Cryer is a nobody now, but that won't stop him from finding a vicious murderer and making him pay. Praise for The Nobody THE NOBODY is a dangerous exploration into the mind and soul of man. Piccirilli’s beautiful prose allows us to take a peek into the abyss of our consciousness and shine a light into those places that warmth has long ago forgot. You cannot read this book and not be changed. --Larry Roberts - Bloodletting Press Clichés: can't live with 'em but, as I discovered when I read this remarkable novella, you can't live without 'em. Part vigilante procedural part hard-boiled PI yarn and part examination-of-post-loss-survival weepie, THE NOBODY is Tom Piccirilli at his uncompromising best. The dialogue is so crisp it's like Leonard on speed, and the second and third pages are the literary equivalent of being hit in the face with a shovel. A roller-coaster ride? You bet. A page-turner, even? Yep, no question. A palpable atmosphere, larger-than-life characterisation and impeccable plotting? They're all there. Like I said - clichés: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. --Peter Crowther - PS Publishing A revenge tale almost Mythic in its simplicity. Shocking, tragic, beautifully written, insightful and nuanced, mournful and uplifting - everything we've come to expect from Tom Piccirilli, done to perfection. From its brutal opening scene to its heartfelt final pages, The Nobody is Pic at his finest. --RJ Sevin - Creeping Hemlock Press
Proper decision making is a requirement of a fruitful, fulfilled daily existence and societal advancement. Strategic economic decision making and its implementation separates successful peoples and nations from others-hence the current pyramidal distribution of wealth and other key economic and health indicators amongst the nations of the world. This book attempts to describe a subset of the population in different countries under varied circumstances and relate their decisions to their location on the economic decision ladder. Salient examples are given about this subset viz a viz their thought processes, interactions and ultimately the outcomes and the why and how these outcomes can be explained logically, although it might seem counterintuitive at times. This certainly is not meant to be an explain-it-all, rather a hopeful contribution to that discourse.
Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mother's bag back from the Emperor of Um'Binnia.
Ben Schreiber explores his alter ego who, like Ben, depends on wealthy parents enabling Georgie to explore kinky sex with Claudia succumbing to a love only his mind could produce.Harnisch's sense of the inner machinations of human experience spring into life through the text, An almost ritualized sojourn, much like the classic hero's journey, takes place before the reader's eyes and leads to insights both sanguine and sometimes disturbing. True to the modern form of literature, Harnisch uses all tools available to catch the reader in a spider's web of story while exposing humanity's own false prophets.Dissociative disorders have become well-known themes in literature since the release of Sybil in 1973. The public has become familiar with the syndrome of alternative personalities and the issues that arise when some alters choose to overcome their situation by handing over their being to another person.Jonathan Harnisch introduces the reader to Georgie Gust, the friend, contact or “alter-ego” of Ben Schreiber. Georgie is real, and Ben can see him. However, this is but one string in Harnisch's bow. The average reader may know that the hosts of multiple alters are unaware of their existence, although the various alters know intimately of the host's life and often speak disparagingly of the original identity's existence. This is not the case with Georgie.Two personalities sharing the same body usually succumb to jealousy and conflict. The introduction of a romantic interest into the two men's lives could be expected to result in a schism. Although the alluring Claudia attracts both men, Ben is content to thrill in the experiences that Georgie enjoys from his sexual contact with Claudia.Practitioners and students of psychiatry will find this exploration of schizoaffective disorder a fascinating insight into the mental conflicts and defense mechanisms of sufferers of the condition, and the lay reader will enjoy the plot twists of this psychiatric thriller. The premise of the novel gives rise to a transgressive style, which is most familiarly expressed in the works of Jean Genet. However, readers that find Genet difficult to follow will find a more palatable example of this genre in Lover in the Nobody (Book One in Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography.) The novel is an extraordinary exploration, which arises from the genius of an intricate, mentally ill mind.Jonathan Harnisch suffers from schizoaffective disorder and associated comorbidities, which serve as the inspiration for his novel. Harnisch has exploited the insights brought to him by his condition to become an accomplished mental health advocate, film, and TV producer, musician, and visual artist.
"The Nobody Murders, Part 3”: Where The Nobody goes, death follows! But Greg Hettinger, a.k.a. The Black Hood, has no choice but to trail the psychotic assassin all the way across the United States, hoping to stop him before the body count climbs any higher. Greg steels himself for the worst—but nothing can prepare him for the shock waiting for him back in Philadelphia…
Greg Hettinger has traveled thousands of miles to end up back in Philadelphia, where his nightmare began—and where his adversaries are waiting, as well as another man wearing a black hood, who claims that Greg stole his life…
Everybody knows The Nobody because at Times Square anybody can be a Star. If you have a story to tell, a song to sing or a gift to share, there is no other showcase place on the planet like New York City. If you want to see the world but lack the means, just come to New York City and you can watch parades of all humanity. If you want to climb to the summit and reach civilization's peak, New York City is where you need to be. In the hustle and bustle of Broadway, far below the brilliant billboards, underneath the star-studded marques, at the glass towers' bell hopping feet in the frenzy of all the action of New York City, The Nobody stands before the world with nothing more than a song and he sings, gloriously. The Nobody combines photographs with poetry and prose to tell the story of a humble street performer. This story is spoken in the poet's voice, not from the page, but in the city where he draws his inspiration. This poet's venue is right on the avenue. His stage is on the curb of the street. With his little book stand, he can move the world as his lilting songs touch the tender ears of the people in the shuffling traffic. In the cacophony of boisterous noise, The Nobody's exhaustless voice drips sweet music into the rush of this relentless river.
My question to you Steve is this; do you want to look back later in life and regret never having tried this, or do you want to look back proud and think Jesus Christ! That was mental?! And with those words he was officially SOLD. Struggling northern band Jimbob Rifkin begin to follow a path of madness, mayhem, mania and a relentless descent into self-induced destruction. Their only hope; that one way or another by the end of the day, it will all be over. They ll either be dead, in prison or completely in the clear. Over the course of six consecutive Fridays their secrets will burst at the seams with sick, twisted and hilarious consequences.