Until the Debt Is Paid

Author: Alexander Hartung
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 9781477826072
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Berlin detective Jan Tommen expected to wake up with a hangover--not a murder charge. But a well-known judge has been brutally killed and hard evidence places Jan at the crime scene. When disturbing gaps in Jan's memory make finding an alibi impossible, the case against him looks open and shut. Faced with life on the inside, Jan flees police custody to take refuge with an old friend deeply enmeshed in the capital's seedy underworld. Hampered by a citywide manhunt, Jan soon finds that investigating leads while eluding capture isn't easy. Before long, he's relying on a team of misfits for help, including an icy blonde medical examiner and a brilliant but reclusive computer whiz. When a lucky break leads Jan to connect the murders to a heinous trafficking ring, the team risks it all to find answers. Meanwhile, the body count continues to rise and the police department starts to close in. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jan must identify the true killer--before his time finally runs out.

Runaway Town

Author: Jay Stringer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612183398
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Detective Eoin Miller's last case nearly cost him his life — and he's got the scars to prove it. He wants out of the game for good, but convincing crime boss Veronica Gaines is easier said than done. She has a pressing matter that needs handling…and Eoin is just the man to do it. A rapist is targeting immigrant girls, girls who know all too well just how little help an outsider can expect from the local police. As an ex-cop who was shunned for his half-gypsy blood, Eoin knows it too. There's just one problem: Veronica isn't paying for an arrest. She's paying for a kill.

Snared

Author: Ed James
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477828441
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Vicky Dodds--single mother, commitment-phobe, Detective Sergeant--is adding Dundee, Scotland to the Tartan Noir map. When a dog breeder in and around Dundee disappears, DS Dodds and her team are tasked with finding out who is behind the attacks. But as the crimes escalate, and the attacker's message becomes clearer, Vicky begins to question where her own sympathies lie. From the acclaimed author of the Scott Cullen series, Snared is an unyielding police procedural that fearlessly examines the uncomfortable grey areas between right and wrong, and between "us" and "them."

Outsider in Amsterdam

Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478252
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The first Amsterdam Cops mystery On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, a man is found hanging from the ceiling beam of his bedroom, upstairs from the new religious society he founded: a group that calls itself “Hindist” and supposedly mixes elements of various Eastern traditions. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances. This now-classic novel, first published in 1975, introduces Janwillem van de Wetering’s lovable Amsterdam cop duo of portly, wise Gripstra and handsome, contemplative de Gier. With its unvarnished depiction of the legacy of Dutch colonialism and the darker facets of Amsterdam’s free drug culture, this excellent procedural asks the question of whether a murder may ever be justly committed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blue Night

Author: Simone Buchholz
Publisher: Chastity Riley
ISBN: 9781912374014
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"After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster's crown jewels, the career of Hamburg's most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble. However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital - almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles - Chastity's instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in. Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge's confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs. When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg's Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley's dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived."--Provided by publisher.

Primates

Author: Kurt Benirschke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146124918X
Format: PDF
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This conference represents the first time in my life when I felt it was a misfor tune, rather than a major cause of my happiness, that I do conservation work in New Guinea. Yes, it is true that New Guinea is a fascinating microcosm, it has fascinating birds and people, and it has large expanses of undisturbed rainforest. In the course of my work there, helping the Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund set up a comprehensive national park system, I have been able to study animals in areas without any human population. But New Guinea has one serious drawback: it has no primates, except for humans. Thus, I come to this conference on primate conservation as an underprivileged and emotionally deprived observer, rather than as an involved participant. Nevertheless, it is easy for anyone to become interested in primate conserva tion. The public cares about primates. More specifically, to state things more realistically, many people care some of the time about some primates. Primates are rivaled only by birds, pandas, and the big cats in their public appeal. For some other groups of animals, the best we can say is that few people care about them, infrequently. For most groups of animals, no one cares about them, ever.

Fatal Puzzle

Author: Catherine Shepherd
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 9781477826508
Format: PDF, Kindle
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1495: In the peaceful medieval city of Zons, on the banks of the Rhine, a young woman is found hanging from a parapet, raped and mutilated. A month later, another maiden falls prey. Bastian Mühlenberg, head of the City Guard, is determined to decipher the murderer's gruesome code, unaware that he and the woman he loves are in the killer's sights. With the help of an old psychic, a priest, and the stars above, Mühlenberg must solve the “fatal puzzle” before it's too late. Present day: Journalist Emily Richter is thrilled when she's assigned a series of articles about the historic Zons killings. However, right before her stories are to be published, a young woman's body is found hanging from a city tower—grossly maimed and wearing a linen gown, like her medieval predecessors. Detective Oliver Bergmann leads the investigation, tapping the knowledge of the attractive young journalist. Working together—and using Mühlenberg's old notes—they race to stay one step ahead of the copycat killer.

Women in Game of Thrones

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615543
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance--even the "strong women" have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race. How these characters are treated in the series and how they treat themselves becomes central, as many strip for the pleasure of men or are sacrificed as pawns. Some nude scenes or moments of male violence are fetishized and filmed to tantalize, while others show the women's trauma and attempt to identify with the scene's female perspective. The key is whether the characters break out of their traditional roles and become multidimensional.

Fight Dirty

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477825785
Format: PDF
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Raised to be a killer by a convicted serial murderer, teenage Morgan swears off murder in order to avoid prison and takes a job with a security consulting outfit, going undercover at a center for troubled teens to investigate a suicide.