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What the Dead Leave Behind

What the Dead Leave Behind

  • Author: Rosemary Simpson
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • ISBN: 1496709101
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York, this enthralling historical mystery by Rosemary Simpson brings the Gilded Age to life—in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion . . . WHAT THE DEAD LEAVE BEHIND As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples the vast machinery that is New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fiancé’s safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence’s fiancé—his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades . . . Close on the heels of her father’s untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles’s death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South and a former Pinkerton agent. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in—and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence’s wellbeing . . . Filled with richly colorful characters, fascinating historical details, and thrilling moments of suspense, What the Dead Leave Behind is an exquisitely crafted mystery for the ages. Advance praise for What the Dead Leave Behind “Naturally I always gravitate toward any book set in old New York, and this one exceeded expectations. It has everything one could expect from a historical mystery: set against the blizzard of ‘88, a smart heroine pits her wits against an evil stepmother out to destroy her.” —Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries “An engrossing, complex tale of betrayal and triumph that takes the reader deep into the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan.” —Alyssa Maxwell, author of Murder at Rough Point “Rosemary Simpson vividly recreates the world of nineteenth-century New York City in this exciting debut mystery. Every level of society intersects as we explore a world in which corruption touches both the highest and the lowest and nothing and no one is exactly what they seem.” —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights “A beautifully crafted mystery, full of intrigue and historical atmosphere, with great characters and the potential for further adventures.” —Catherine Lloyd, author of Death Comes to the Fair “A wonderfully colorful cast of characters makes Rosemary Simpson's debut mystery a pleasure to read. Prudence Mackenzie's focus on law, and the depiction of New York City in 1888 is fascinating.” —Radha Vatsal, author of A Front Page Affair

What the Dead Leave Behind

What the Dead Leave Behind

  • Author: David Housewright
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250094526
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn’t have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start. The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica’s, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that’s tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences—until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal.

Dead End

Dead End

Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

  • Author: Benjamin Ross
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019026330X
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason. As an activist and a scholar, Benjamin Ross is uniquely placed to diagnose why this is so. Dead End traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat where hardworking members of the middle class could raise their children away from the city mutated into the McMansion and strip mall-ridden suburbs of today. Ross finds that sprawl is much more than bad architecture and sloppy planning. Its roots are historical, sociological, and economic. He uses these insights to lay out a practical strategy for change, honed by his experience leading the largest grass-roots mass transit advocacy organization in the United States. The problems of smart growth, sustainability, transportation, and affordable housing, he argues, are intertwined and must be solved as a whole. The two keys to creating better places to live are expansion of rail transit and a more genuinely democratic oversight of land use. Dead End is, ultimately, about the places where we live our lives. Both an engaging history of suburbia and an invaluable guide for today's urbanist, it will serve as a primer for anyone interested in how Americans actually live.

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250020646
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. And now, in The Fall of the Governor – Part One, the Governor's descent into madness finally erupts in a tour de force of action and horror. Beloved characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light. Simmering grudges boil over into unthinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.

Anthropological report on a London suburb

Anthropological report on a London suburb

  • Author: Charles Duff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 68
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The Press and the Suburbs

The Press and the Suburbs

The Daily Newspapers of New Jersey

  • Author: David Sachsman,Warren Sloat
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412851459
  • Category:
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Suburban Legends

Suburban Legends

True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans

  • Author: Sam Stall
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781594740510
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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Presents a collection of true crime stories and myths that happened in the suburbs.

Born Again, Dead Again

Born Again, Dead Again

  • Author: Sergio Lovett
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477151842
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 164
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Born Again, Dead Again, is a book about spiritual warfare within oneself......... Are you gifted and favored by God, or do you know someone that is? Then this book is for you. This book will make you laugh, cry, love, despise, and downright piss you off at some point. Its about a spiritually gifted young boy that is tormented by the devil, because of his gifts from God. Its a constant battle for his soul, and as he becomes an adult, the twists and turns of his life are devastating. Through it all God is always there, even when he makes the wrong decisions....... You can avoid spiritual quicksand and experience the fullness of Gods grace, and find peace ... under His will.

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

  • Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1781856079
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 352
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The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

The suburban gothic in American popular culture

The suburban gothic in American popular culture

  • Author: Bernice M. Murphy
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780230218109
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 236
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An examination of the way American suburbia has been depicted in Gothic and horror films, television and literature from 1948 to the present day, in which Bernice Murphy demonstrates that Gothic depictions of suburbia provide an intriguing glimpse into the way modern American society views itself.