The Authentic William James

Author: Stephen Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780995797307
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As the Special Investigator to the Lord Chancellor's Visitor in Lunacy, Sebastian Becker delivers justice to those dangerous madmen whose fortunes might otherwise place them above the law. But in William James he faces a different challenge; to prove a man sane, so that he may hang. Did the reluctant showman really burn down a crowded pavilion with the audience inside? And if not, why is this British sideshow cowboy so determined to shoulder the blame? The Authentic William James is the third novel to feature ex-police detective and former Pinkerton Man Sebastian Becker, joining The Kingdom of Bones and The Bedlam Detective. Praising "this superbly crafted thriller," Kirkus Reviews named The Bedlam Detective one of their 100 Best of the Year and called it "that rare beast, a literary page turner." MysteryTribune.Com described it as "a rare literary masterpiece for lovers of historical crime fiction." Of The Authentic William James, author and screenwriter Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife, The Parts We Play) says: "It's a blinding novel... the acerbic wit, the brilliant dialogue - the sheer spot-on elegance of the writing: the plot turns, the pin sharp beats. Always authoritative and convincing, never showy. Magnificently realised characters in a living breathing world... Absolutely stunning." In their starred review of The Authentic William James, Publishers Weekly wrote: "Gallagher gives Sebastian Becker another puzzle worthy of his quirky sleuth's acumen in this outstanding third pre-WW1 mystery." ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stoker and World Fantasy Award nominee, winner of British Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for his genre fiction, Stephen Gallagher has built parallel careers as a novelist and as a creator of primetime miniseries and episodic television. In his native England he's adapted and created hour-long and feature-length thrillers and crime dramas that include the landmark ITV miniseries Chimera. In the US he was lead writer on NBC's Crusoe, creator of CBS Television's Eleventh Hour, and Co-Executive Producer on ABC's The Forgotten. His fifteen novels include Down River, Oktober, and Nightmare, with Angel. He's the creator of Sebastian Becker, Special Investigator to the Lord Chancellor's Visitor in Lunacy, in a series of historical crime novels comprising The Kingdom of Bones, The Bedlam Detective, and now The Authentic William James. Recent screen credits include an award-winning Silent Witness and Stan Lee's Lucky Man. He lives in a former weavers' cottage in England's Ribble Valley and attributes his Twitter following to his TV scripts for Doctor Who. "Only bad thing about his books is that they eventually end. Brilliant."--Jonny Lee Miller

The Primate Anthology

Author: Russell L. Ciochon
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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An edited volume for sophomore/junior level courses in Primate Behavior and Ecology or Human Origins. Unique in its broad topical coverage and accessibility to undergraduate-level students, this anthology offers a collection of 33 readings on primate beha

Coyote V Acme

Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828757
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Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.

Risen Indeed

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An eloquent, thoughtful text is interwoven with and set to equally passionate music in this exploration of the most important week in the Christian calendar-Holy Week and Easter. As the "hosannas fade in crucify", we are led to wonder what we might have done, what we might have said, had we been there. What would our reaction have been to the shadow of the cross or the shock of the empty tomb? It is good to wonder, but it is better to know that because of the events of Holy Week, life eternal is the promise. For that, Christ paid the ultimate price, so that on Easter Sunday, all Christians can respond to the traditional Easter greeting, "The Lord Is Risen", with the affirmative response, "He is Risen Indeed!" From the quiet moments of introspection at the Lord's table to the terrible agony of the cross, and culminating with the joyous resurrection, this cantata is a moderately easy, yet completely satisfying and inspirational implement for worship. Indeed, He Is Risen!

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated

Author: Solomon Northup
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ISBN: 2765903190
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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

The Hockey Machine

Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 159953214X
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Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center, Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

Lightning

Author: Ed McBain
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380699742
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Two women are found murdered, several other young women are raped two or three times by the same man, and the men and women of the 87th precinct have their professional skills tested to the limit

Warlords of Utopia

Author: Lance Parkin
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ISBN: 9780972595964
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Rome never fell. Hitler won. Now they are at war. Marcus Americanius Scriptor's memoirs of the war between every parallel universe where Rome never fell, and every parallel universe where Hitler won the Second World War, have long been regarded as the definitive account of that turbulent time.Scriptor's life story, from his early life among the housesteads of an obscure province to his role in the ultimate confrontation with Nazism, was intimately connected with the major political and social developments of his time. His highly personal record of events was praised even in his own lifetime for its honesty and intimacy, as well for capturing the scale of a war that consumed thousands of worlds.This exciting new translation of a classic work of military history is accessible to new readers and existing students of the War alike.This is the third original Faction Paradox novel.

The Bedlam Detective

Author: Stephen Gallagher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144814762X
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Sir Owain Lancaster is either a madman or a monster... And Sebastian Becker’s role in Bedlam as special investigator for the Master of Lunacy is to determine which is true. Sir Owain’s sanity has been in question ever since a disastrous Amazonian adventure killed his family and colleagues. However, when two local children are found brutally slain, Lancaster claims that the same dark forces that devastated his expedition have followed him home...