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A Few Right Thinking Men

By Sulari Gentill
  • ISBN Code: : 1464206384
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
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Shortlisted for Best First Book for the Commonwealth Writers' Price for 2011 "Her witty hero will delight traditional mystery buffs." —Library Journal STARRED review Meet Rowland Sinclair, gentleman and artist living in 1931 Sydney. Friend of the Left, son of the Right, he paints in a superbly tailored, three-piece suit and houses friends who include a poet, a painter, and a feminist sculptress whom he has painted nude and hung it in the drawing room. Is he perhaps in love with Edna? If so, she isn't having any. Sinclair's fortune and his indifference to politics shelter him from the mounting tensions of the Great Depression roiling Australia and taking it near the brink of revolution. One day in December 1931 comes terrible news: Uncle Rowly has been murdered in his home by unknown assailants. The murder prompts Roland to infiltrate the echelons of the old and new guard. Among them are a few "right thinking men," a cadre of conservatives who became convinced of a Communist takeover and have formed a movement to combat it. In time, Rowland's investigation exposes an extraordinary conspiracy with direct personal consequences.

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Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing - collectively referred to as Southern Cross Crime - is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists, such as Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning The Luminaries and Jane Harper's big commercial hit, The Dry, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the far edge of the former Empire - neighbours that are siblings in spirit, vastly different in landscape - Australian and New Zealand crime writers offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of place, outlook, and humour, and roots that trace to the earliest days of our genre. Southern Cross Crime is the first comprehensive guide to modern crime writing from "Down Under". From coastal cities to the outback, leading critic Craig Sisterson showcases key titles from over 250 storytellers, plus screen dramas ranging from Mystery Road to Top of the Lake. Fascinating insights are added through in-depth interviews with some of the prime suspects who paved the way or instigated the global boom, including Michael Robotham, Paul Cleave, Emma Viskic, Paul Thomas, Candice Fox, and Garry Disher. 'Southern Cross Crime is informative, knowledgeable, wide ranging. If you have any ideas about writing a crime novel you need to read it, if you enjoy reading crime novels, you need to read it, if you simply love reading, you need to read it. This is not a dry as dust tome - the writer's encyclopaedic knowledge is carried lightly... a box of the finest literary chocolates' - Renée Taylor, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction 'A valuable and illuminative resource for crime fiction fans everywhere' - Book'd Out

Lion and the Journalist

By Chip Bishop
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762783036
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: lion-and-the-journalist.pdf

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A New York Times Bestseller Theodore Roosevelt, accidental president, and Joseph Bishop, newspaper editor, met when the future Rough Rider was police commissioner of New York City. This is the remarkable story of mutual loyalty and dedication that ranges from police corruption on the streets of New York, through days of boldness and courage in the White House, to ambition and hardship in the jungles of Panama and beyond.

A Dangerous Language

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464212635
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: a-dangerous-language.pdf

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Words of peace are sometimes the most dangerous language of all When Rowland Sinclair offers to fly internationally renowned Czech novelist and peace advocate Egon Kisch to Melbourne to kick off a speaking tour, he has no clue that the government has charged the Attorney General with preventing Kisch from stepping foot on Australian soil. Then Jim Kelly, a known Communist, is ruthlessly murdered on the Parliament House steps. It's soon evident that an extreme fascist group is also intent on keeping Kisch's words from ever reaching their countrymen's ears—even if they have to kill him, or anyone helping him gain entry. Rowland, meanwhile, reconnects with his first love, who has returned after years abroad and seeks him out. When the two are photographed in flagrante delicto by reporters, Rowland fears he has ruined her reputation, and proposes marriage—despite the fact that his heart belongs to someone else... Blending historical facts and figures with rollicking adventure, A Dangerous Language shows how far fanatics are willing to go to ensure that their side of the story is the only story people hear.

Miles Off Course

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464206880
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: miles-off-course.pdf

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"Set in Australia in 1933, Gentill's entertaining third mystery featuring portrait artist Rowland Sinclair will appeal to fans of Greenwood's Phryne Fisher." —Publishers Weekly "Norman Lindsay is a complete and utter bastard!" With this curse heaped upon the renowned real-life Australian artist and cartoonist, Miles Off Course gets underway. It is early in 1933, and wealthy bohemian Rowland Sinclair and his companions, a poet, a painter, and a sculptress who also models nude, are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic-Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant, despite Australia's being roiled by the same political currents as are upending Europe. But Rowland, try as he might to lead the boho life in Sydney in the family mansion or in a luxury spa, can't dismiss the responsibilities of being a Sinclair. Most of them rest upon his conservative elder brother, Wilfred. And Wil now makes two claims on Rowly. One is to appear at an important upcoming board meeting of a firm where Rowly, pressured by Wil, serves as a director. And the other is to hustle up into the high country where a longtime family stockman appears to have gone missing—and find him. Harry Simpson is an aborigine. The easy answer is that Harry has gone walkabout, but neither Sinclair brother believes this to be true. Plus there are the Sinclair cattle to round up. Instead of saddling up, Rowly insists upon driving his beautiful if despised Mercedes-Benz and taking a posse in the persons of his three live-in friends along. And off they go into a rollicking Outback adventure, where the familiar elements of an American Western blend with gangsters, spies, murder—and a very belligerent writer. The plot dances inventively around actual historical events and a cameo appearance or two made by famous Australian historical figures. Which takes us back to Norman Lindsay....

Give the Devil His Due

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464207046
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: give-the-devil-his-due.pdf

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For fans of Rhys Bowen, Kerry Greenwood and Jacqueline Winspear comes an adventure-packed romp that threads 1934 Sydney's upper class and its seedy underworld. Wealthy Rowland Sinclair, an artist with leftist friends and a free-wheeling lifestyle, reluctantly agrees to a charity race. He'll drive his beloved yellow Mercedes on the Maroubra Speedway, renamed the Killer Track for the lives it has claimed. His teammates are a young Errol Flynn and the well-known driver Joan Richmond. It's all good fun. But then people start to die... The body of a journalist covering the race is found murdered in a House of Horrors. An English blueblood with Blackshirt affiliations dies in a Maroubra crash. Reporters stalk Rowly for dirt while bookmakers are after an edge. When someone takes a shot at him—it could be anyone. Then the police arrest one of Rowly's housemates for murder. Winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Mystery. Other Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: A Few Right Thinking Men A Decline in Prophets Miles off Course Paving the New Road A Murder Unmentioned Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Gladstone

By Erich Eyck
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351060864
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: gladstone.pdf

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Originally published in 1966 and translated by Bernard Miall, Gladstone traces William Gladstone’s career from his election to Parliament in 1832, to his funeral in Westminster Abbey. The book portrays Gladstone as a firm adherent of Toryism and it describes his relations with Peel and Palmerston, as well as giving a well-founded account of his growing Liberalism and his rivalry with Disraeli. Eyck has written a generous and perceptive account of Gladstone’s life and career which since its first publication in 1938 has become generally recognized as a valuable contribution to the history of the nineteenth century.

Back Home

By Irvin S. Cobb
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : EAN:4064066203535
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: back-home.pdf

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Irvin S. Cobb is a writer of the so-called Southern Tradition. This book is his first volume of Judge Priest stories. The voice of the book is not politically correct for our times. Cobb's ancestors were on the Right Side of the War Between the States, and he recalls his childhood spent listening to the tales of veterans of Forrest and Morgan's cavalry. The stories are written with a great sense of humor but have a deeper and more profound meaning as well.

In the House of Secret Enemies

By George C. Chesbro
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504046560
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: in-the-house-of-secret-enemies.pdf

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Ten novellas featuring circus-performer-turned-private-eye Mongo—“one of the greatest characters of recent mystery fiction” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson—better known as “Mongo the Magnificent”—has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Originally published in leading mystery magazines in the 1970s, these ten novellas—each introduced with notes from the author—offer new readers and diehard fans alike a tantalizing taste of the unique blend of hardboiled mystery, science fiction, and explosive action of this acclaimed series. In the House of Secret Enemies—which includes The Drop, High Wire, Rage, Country for Sale, Dark Hole on a Silent Planet, The Healer, Falling Star, Book of Shadows, Tiger in the Snow, and Candala—is the 9th book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

By Alex Preminger,O. B. Hardison Jr.,Frank J. Warnke
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400857988
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: the-princeton-handbook-of-poetic-terms.pdf

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This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories of poetry and the relationship of linguistics to poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

American Classic Screen Features

By John C. Tibbetts,James M. Welsh
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810876795
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 595
  • Pdf File: american-classic-screen-features.pdf

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In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test, John Ford's favorite film, Olivia De Havilland's lawsuit against Warner Bros., Walt Disney's unfinished projects, and Stanley Kubrick's early noir classics. This volume also contains in-depth examinations of classic films, including Birth of a Nation, The Big Parade,The Jazz Singer, King Kong, and Citizen Kane. This compendium of essays recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.

Thinking Men

By Lin Foxhall,John Salmon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134687052
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 664
  • Pdf File: thinking-men.pdf

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Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in Classical culture.

Cynthia

By Howard Fast
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453235213
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: cynthia.pdf

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An insurance investigator chases a vanished heiress— and a huge payday One of the richest girls on Park Avenue is missing. Cynthia Brandon left her father’s apartment on Monday, and three days later has not been seen anywhere on the respectable side of town. She may have been kidnapped, or murdered. Or she may have simply gotten bored with her pampered life in a twenty-two-room apartment, and split. Harvey Krim wouldn’t care about Cynthia if it weren’t for the fact that girls like her pay his rent. His employers have insured Cynthia’s life for $3 million, making her more than another missing heiress. Krim agrees to find her in exchange for a hefty bonus, but what he’s making is nothing compared to the price on Cynthia’s head. As any insurance agent knows, being so valuable to so many people can be very bad for a young girl’s health. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.