The Gone Dead Train

Author: Lisa Turner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062136208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original! Bestselling sensation Lisa Turner conjures a riveting Southern gothic mystery set in Memphis, with echoes of Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil and Lisa Gardener, in which detective Billy Able is thrown into a vortex of bizarre murders, Santeria voodoo, flawed heroes, a damning photograph, and a stunning betrayal by a civil rights icon. After time away to recover from the aftermath of a horrible case that left his partner dead, Billy's back in Memphis, drawn into an ever-widening murder mystery that focuses on flawed heroes: a disgraced major league baseball player, two legendary blues musicians on the lam, a straight-arrow lady cop tortured by a guilty conscience, and two iconic civil rights warriors with secrets so dark they'll shock the nation. Detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. His previous case left him questioning everything he believed about his abilities as a cop and as a friend. Even though he's considering leaving police work behind, he's unable to turn off the instincts he's honed after a decade on the force. But when he stops a crime from being committed, he finds himself embroiled in a much bigger scandal. A murder that has just taken place has connections to a series of much older crimes dating back to the civil rights movement. As he investigates, Billy uncovers so many layers of secrets he can barely keep the truth from the lies. And he knows the straight-laced cop assigned to the case is hiding something big. But is it connected to the case? This time he's determined to make sure he finds out the truth before anything else can happen. But as the search for truth with the help of a Santeria Priest leads him deeper into the underbelly of Memphis, will Billy make it out alive?

Mystery Train

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571261213
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley - Marcus illuminates and interprets the American Dream in rigorous prose touching on the myth, landscape and oral tradition of the continent. This comprehensive, revised edition of a milestone achievement in the effort to establish rock and roll as a fit subject for serious cultural criticism, includes a new preface by the author.

Long Steel Rail

Author: Norm Cohen
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones," with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.

Devil Sent the Rain

Author: Lisa Turner
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062136224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Edgar Award nominee and bestselling author Lisa Turner’s hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark Southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite—and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience. Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world. In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.

Mystery Train

Author: David Wojahn
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822979322
Format: PDF, ePub
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David Wojahn deftly mixes personal history and recollections with a wide range of character studies and monologues, but the center of this book is a sequence of thirty-five poems, mainly sonnets, in which rock and roll music is a strange, kaleidoscopic mirror of recent American history. Combining rhapsodic homage, grim humor, human folly, and tragedy, these poems are like nothing else in contemporary poetry.

Tokio Kill

Author: Barry Lancet
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641158281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Töte die Vergangenheit Jim Brodie, feingeistiger Experte für asiatische Kultur und zugleich in den Kampfkünsten bewandert, hat in Tokio die Ermittleragentur seines Vaters übernommen. Eines Tages suchen ihn der alte Akira Miura, ehemaliger Geschäftsmann und Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, sowie sein dubioser Sohn auf. Miura fürchtet, dass ihm Feinde aus der Vergangenheit nach dem Leben trachten. Die Spur deutet auf die Triaden und auf ein schreckliches Kriegsverbrechen hin, dessen Ausläufer in die Gegenwart zu reichen scheinen. 12 Stunden später wird Miuras Sohn im Vergnügungsviertel Tokios ermordet aufgefunden, grausam verstümmelt. Brodie muss in die Welt der Geheimbünde und der Mächtigen eintauchen in einem Kampf um Schuld und Sühne, in dem ein Menschenleben nichts zählt ...

Girl on the Train Du kennst sie nicht aber sie kennt dich

Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641158125
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...

The Mystery Train Disappears

Author: Kyōtarō Nishimura
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN:
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After the Tokyo mystery train, which regularly takes four hundred passengers on a weekend trip to an undisclosed destination, disappears without a trace, the railway officials receive a demand for a one billion yen ransom

Dead and Gone

Author: John A. Broussard
Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC
ISBN: 1932482199
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The rain-soaked streets of Napua on Hawaii s island of Elima are a far cry from a battlefield but, for returned soldier Kimo Stanner, there s a sudden reminder of warfare when a figure rushes in front of his pickup and he feels the impact. Even before getting out to view the damage, he knows the pedestrian is dead, and there s nothing for it but to report to the police except that when the police arrive, the body has disappeared. When he turns to the firm of Smith, Chu and Yoshinobu to defend him on what is now simply a drunk-driving charge, Kimo s attorney is Laura Correa, newly hired by the firm. Kay Yoshinobu agrees to help the nervous attorney with her first case as a trial lawyer. With no missing persons reported, and no proof that there was actually a body at the scene, the case goes well, the judge is sympathetic, the defense witnesses are effective, and the prosecuting attorney isn t out for blood. And that s when things go wrong terribly wrong. A body turns up in a local gulch, is clearly the one Kimo reported, and the DUI is then raised to manslaughter. As the police look into the matter, they find more and more evidence to indicate even that charge may be changed to something more serious, and Kay s investigative abilities are put to a severe test. That Kimo s pickup clearly struck a pedestrian who was alive at the time seems irrefutable. And, by Kimo s own testimony, the man was dead following the accident. To prove otherwise seems both medically and legally impossible, but Laura and Kay soon find that there may be another explanation. And the search for it takes them off to interview a host of strange people.