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Dark Undertakings

Dark Undertakings

  • Author: Rebecca Tope
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466871903
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Fifty-five-year-old Jim Lapsford makes an unusually healthy-looking corpse. A life-long devotee of vitamin pills and herbal remedies, it seems almost ironic that he has succumbed to a heart attack, but his doctor is convinced that this is the case. Trainee undertaker Drew Slocombe isn't so sure. As an ex-nurse, Drew is convinced that there is enough conflicting medical evidence to merit a coroner's inquest at least. And then there's Jim's personal life: in addition to a long-suffering wife, two sons, and a grieving terrier, Jim appears to have left behind a series of scorned mistresses. Everyone else seems happy to accept the doctor's verdict, and Drew knows he shouldn't rock the boat. But can he really turn his back on murder? With plenty of suspects, zero proof, and Jim's cremation just days away, Drew sure has his work cut out for him... Smart, engrossing, and delightfully refreshing, Dark Undertakings is another great West Country mystery from Rebecca Tope.

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

Britain and Ireland

  • Author: John Martin
  • Publisher: Five Leaves
  • ISBN: 1910170119
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
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This book is for all readers of crime fiction. Dividing Britain and Ireland into thirteen regions, the author describes the work of contemporary and historic crime writers and their novels where the setting of the novel is crucial, giving the story context and local relevance.

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

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The Humbug Murders

The Humbug Murders

  • Author: L.J. Oliver
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books
  • ISBN: 0857300377
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Scrooge considers himself a rational man with a keen sense of deductive reasoning developed from years of business dealings. But that changes one night when he's visited by the ghost of his former boss and friend, Fezziwig, who mysteriously warns him that three more will die, and ultimately Ebenezer himself - if he doesn't get to the bottom of a vast conspiracy. When he wakes the next day, Scrooge discovers that not only is Fezziwig dead, but he's under arrest as all evidence points toward himself: Scrooge's calling card was found in the cold, dead hand of Fezziwig's body, and someone scribbled "HUMBUG" in blood on the floor nearby. Now, Scrooge must race against the pocket watch to clear his name, protect his interests, and find out who killed his last true friend - before the "Humbug Killer" strikes again. Joining Scrooge in his adventures is a spunky sidekick named Adelaide, who matches his wits at every turn, plus the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Belle, Pickwick, and even Charles Dickens himself as a reporter dealing in the lurid details of London's alleyway crimes.

The Orchestration of the Arts — A Creative Symbiosis of Existential Powers

The Orchestration of the Arts — A Creative Symbiosis of Existential Powers

The Vibrating Interplay of Sound, Color, Image, Gesture, Movement, Rhythm, Fragrance, Word, Touch

  • Author: M. Kronegger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401734119
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 476
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Regardless of the subject matter, our studies are always searching for a sense of the universal in the specific. Drawing, etchings and paintings are a way of communicating ideas and emotions. The key word here is to communicate. Whether the audience sees the work as laborious or poetic depends on the creative genius of the artist. Some painters use the play of light passing through a landscape or washing over a figure to create an evocative moment that will be both timeless and transitory. The essential role of art remains what is has always been, a way of human expression. This is the role that our participants concentrate on as they discuss art as the expression of the spirit, a creative act through which the artist makes manifest what is within him. Spirit suggests the unity of feeling and thought. Avoiding broad generalities, our participants address specific areas in orchestration with music, architecture, literature and phenomenology. Profs. Souiller, Scholz, Etlin, Sweetser, Josephs show us at what point art is an intimate, profound expression and the magic of a civilization as a whole, springing from its evolving thoughts and embodying ideals, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, Modernism and at what point it reflects the trans formation of a particular society and its mode of life.

Heroes of the Dark Continent

Heroes of the Dark Continent

  • Author: J.W. Buel
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5875112867
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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What Do I Read Next? 2002

What Do I Read Next? 2002

  • Author: Neil Barron,Gale Group
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787652951
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 712
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Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.

What Do I Read Next? 2003

What Do I Read Next? 2003

  • Author: Neil Barron,Daniel S. Burt,Tom Barton
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787661823
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 667
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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Class in Archaic Greece

Class in Archaic Greece

  • Author: Peter W. Rose
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139619098
  • Category: History
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Archaic Greece saw a number of decisive changes, including the emergence of the polis, the foundation of Greek settlements throughout the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the organisation of panhellenic games and festivals, the rise of tyranny, the invention of literacy, the composition of the Homeric epics and the emergence of lyric poetry, the development of monumental architecture and large scale sculpture, and the establishment of 'democracy'. This book argues that the best way of understanding them is the application of an eclectic Marxist model of class struggle, a struggle not only over control of agricultural land but also over cultural ideals and ideology. A substantial theoretical introduction lays out the underlying assumptions in relation to alternative models. Material and textual remains of the period are examined in depth for clues to their ideological import, while later sources and a wide range of modern scholarship are evaluated for their explanatory power.

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labors of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Accompt of the Present Undertakings, Studies and Labors of the Ingenious in Many Considerable Parts of the World

  • Author: John Martyn (Londres),James Allestry (Londres),Henry Oldenburg
  • Publisher: N.A
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