Punishing The Dead

Author: Robert Allan Houston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958642X
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Punishing The Dead from the Author: Robert Allan Houston. This strikingly original work shows how, from treatment of suicides in historic Britain, unique insights can be gained into the development of both social and political relationships and cultural attitudes in a period of profound change. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary studies as well as history, the book comprehensively analyses how successful and attempted suicide was viewed by the living andhow they dealt with its aftermath, using a wide variety of legal, fiscal, and literary sources. By investigating the distinctive institutional environments and mental worlds of early modern England and Scotland, it explains why suicide was treated as a crime subject to financial and corporalpunishments, and it questions modern assumptions about the apparent 'enlightenment' of attitudes in the eighteenth century.

Book Of The Dead

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155905
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Book Of The Dead from the Author: Patricia Cornwell. Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...

Never Date A Dead Animal

Author: Nancy Nichols
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0979579171
Size: 54.70 MB
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Never Date A Dead Animal from the Author: Nancy Nichols. A must read for women who date, fall in love with and commit to men his maltreat them. Based on a compelling true story, Nancy Nichols’s Never Date a Dead Animal presents a unique introspect into the cunning, seductive, exploitive, controlling, and even ruthless tactics of antisocial personalities. A genuine eye-opener her book reveals the early warning signs of the sociopathic con-artist. She clearly illustrates the covert psychological warfare of an abusive man, the vicious, addictive cycle of his abuse and its traumatic effects on its victim and the callous premeditated end game of these personalities. She emphasizes why women repeatedly attract, fall in love with and commit to men who are non-committal, emotionally detached and abusive. If you have never been involved with a conniving, pathological lying, narcissistic man you may not know what you're dealing with. You may buy into his charm, braggadocio and phony facade. You may mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, demeaning and controlling you. You may minimize your partner's wounding behavior you may think: he's having a bad day, he didn't mean it, or alcohol makes him abusive. Worse yet, you may think you are over-reacting and crazy as he claims you are. Does this describe you? • You are influenced by a man's good looks, flattering words, charisma and success. • You question a man s hurtful behavior, but keep dating him anyway. • You have a history of dating and falling in love with the wrong man. • You mistrust your instincts that your husband or boyfriend is lying to you, ridiculing or demeaning you. • You recently broke up with or divorced an abusive man. • You trying to find the courage to leave a toxic relationship. After reading Never Date A Dead Animal you will never date, fall in love with or commit to a dysfunctional man again!

The Unquiet Dead

Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466858311
Size: 30.50 MB
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The Unquiet Dead from the Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan. “Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the [mystery] genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting.” —The LA Times Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

Your Mama Was Wrong

Author: Dennis O. Evans
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412005701
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Your Mama Was Wrong from the Author: Dennis O. Evans. The basic premise of this book is that most, if not all, of what we have been taught to believe is true, is not true or only half true. We blindly assume that what our mothers taught us about lying, paternity, religion, incest, nudity, pornography, and other subjects was right. This book states that a closer look at what was taught will reveal that "Your Mama Was Wrong". It says that lying is not always wrong. Sometimes it can be dangerous to tell the truth. When the slaves were being hhid by the "underground railroad", people lied in order to protect them. This book points out the fact that there are males, females and people who are neither male nor female. It also says that all religions are basically hearsay because they are founded upon what someone "said" was "said". All the sacred books were written by someone - usually male, who lived hundreds or thousands of years ago. The chapter on paternity shows how DNA testing can prove that "Your Mama Was Wrong" about who she said your father was. This chapter will prove to be very disturbing to many. There never has been a book written that challenges so many of society's views of right and wrong, true and false, fact and fiction.

Dead Tomorrow

Author: Peter James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230741142
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Dead Tomorrow from the Author: Peter James. In an evil world, everything is for sale. . . The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found . . . Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price. As Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life . . . Dead Tomorrow is the fifth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James.

Living With The Dead In The Middle Ages

Author: Patrick J. Geary
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480980
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Living With The Dead In The Middle Ages from the Author: Patrick J. Geary. Whereas modern societies tend to banish the dead from the world of the living, medieval men and women acccorded them a vital role in the community. The saints counted most prominently as potential intercessors before God, but the ordinary dead as well were called upon to aid the living, and even to participate in the negotiation of political disputes. In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe. Geary has brought together for this volume twelve of his most influential essays. They address such topics as the development of saints' cults and of the concept of sacred space; the integration of saints' cults into the lives of ordinary people; patterns of relic circulation; and the role of the dead in negotiating the claims and counterclaims of various interest groups. Also included are two case studies of communities that enlisted new patron saints to solve their problems. Throughout, Geary demonstrates that, by reading actions, artifacts, and rituals on an equal footing with texts, we can better grasp the otherness of past societies. Book jacket.

Candy Apple Dead

Author: Sammi Carter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043615
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Candy Apple Dead from the Author: Sammi Carter. No visit to Paradise, Colorado, is complete without a stop at Divinity Candy Shop for a little taste of heaven. For owner Abby Shaw, it’s a sweet deal too. When her Aunt Grace passed away, Abby Shaw inherited Divinity—and with it the opportunity to leave her career as a corporate lawyer and dump her cheating husband. Now she spends her time serving up delectable treats—and performing the occasional deductive feat… Making and selling sweets eases Abby’s heartache, but having Brandon Mills sweet on her eases it even more. The owner of a men’s clothing store, he invites Abby to the local merchants’ meeting where he’ll plead his case to extend the city’s annual arts festival. And then he wants to cap off the night with a romantic dinner for two. But Brandon never shows. His store is destroyed by fire and his body discovered in the rubble—and Abby is shocked to find that few people in town mourn his death. Paradise’s business owners were threatened by Brandon’s ambitious nature—and several men felt threatened by the attention he showered on their wives. And when her brother becomes the number one suspect, Abby holds her own investigation to find out who really killed Brandon—for love or money… Includes Candy Recipes