The Virgin Kills

Author: Raoul Whitfield
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049981291
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The Virgin Kills from the Author: Raoul Whitfield. A killer stalks the guests of an eccentric millionaire at a Hudson River boating event in this classic thriller from one of the unsung masters of early noir mystery In the years between the world wars, in the heyday of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Leslie Charteris, Raoul Whitfield was a mystery author to be reckoned with. Considered by many to be more realistic than his famous contemporaries, Whitfield wrote gripping tales of murder and mayhem, full of unanticipated twists and turns. His work was often featured in Black Mask, the legendary mystery magazine of the 1930s. The time is ripe to rediscover one of the godfathers of noir fiction. The guests of millionaire gambler Eric Vennel are gathered on their eccentric host’s yacht, Virgin, speeding north up the Hudson River toward the Poughkeepsie Regatta, a renowned collegiate competition of boating skill. The crew on board is a motley one, including a famous Hollywood starlet, an acclaimed author, a sports writer, some society swells, a well-known aviator, a gossip columnist, and a hard-boiled newspaper reporter. Vennel is said to have a lot of money riding on this race. There is also speculation that someone wants him dead, which is why an underworld thug has been brought along to serve as the rich man’s bodyguard. Neither the rumors nor the thug is doing much to alleviate the already considerable tension. And the questionable demise of a favored regatta competitor only heightens the sense of unease. It seems there may indeed be a killer among them—a suspicion that is emphatically confirmed when, one by one, the passengers of the Virgin begin to die. This ebook includes an introduction by Boris Dralyuk.

Belief And Unbelief

Author: Barbara G. Walker
Publisher: Humanist Press
ISBN: 093177957X
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Belief And Unbelief from the Author: Barbara G. Walker. Barbara G. Walker, bestselling author of The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and past winner of the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Heroine Award, takes a hard look at religion in her latest book: Belief & Unbelief. Walker’s 22 new essays cover the spectrum, from “The Islamic Holocaust” being perpetrated against women to the dizziness of crystal-gazers in “Encountering the New Age.” Walker explains in depth how religion has been perverted from its naturalistic roots in the celebration of the mystery of new life to a patriarchal orgy of violence. In “Does Religion Make People Good?”, Walker responds with an emphatic “No!”, citing extensive evidence of “Bible Morality” to produce today’s Christian “God the Monster.” Women have borne the brunt of patriarchal religion’s evils – Walker even argues cogently for “Religion As the Root of Sexism.” Yet in her conclusion, “Family and the Future,” the ever-upbeat Walker imagines a return to the original, best traditions of religion as a metaphor for the wonder of the universe.

The Billionaire Shifter S Virgin Mate Billionaire Shifters Club 2 Shifter Romance

Author: Diana Seere
Publisher: Diana Seere
ISBN:
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The Billionaire Shifter S Virgin Mate Billionaire Shifters Club 2 Shifter Romance from the Author: Diana Seere. McDermott "Derry" Stanton is an old-money playboy who sleeps his way through half the world, one willing woman at a time. A bear shifter, he never hibernates alone. Sometimes even one woman isn't enough. But when this irresistible billionaire meets Jessica Murphy, everything changes. The man who views life as a female feast suddenly acquires more discerning tastes. The only woman who can satisfy him now... Is Jessica Murphy. He must have her. Immediately. Frequently. Jess, however, doesn't want any man, least of all a spoiled playboy who's about to become her brother-in-law. A pre-med student with deep ambitions and a past filled with painful rejection, she's all business. Too bad Derry Stanton is her business. A frequent customer at the Platinum Club where she waits tables, and now the best man to her maid of honor in her sister's wedding, the guy is everywhere. And pretty soon, she finds herself everywhere, too. In his arms, on his bed, between the sheets.... But sex is the last thing she needs. Or it was until she meets Derry and starts hearing the Beat. And feeling a connection she'd never imagined, never dreamed, never hoped for. It's all too unbearably good. * * * The Billionaire Shifter's Virgin Mate is the second book in the Billionaire Shifters Club series by Diana Seere, the paranormal pen name for two New York Times and USA Today bestselling romantic comedy authors. This book is a standalone *within* a series. Learn more about us on our Diana Seere Facebook page. ;) Topics: paranormal romance, shifter romance, shapeshifter romance, billionaire romance, billionaire shifter, shifter wedding, reformed rake, billionaire wolf, billionaire shapeshifter romance, paranormal, otherworldly, fantasy, wolf, bear, mountain lion, contemporary romance, hot romance, hot shifter romance, firefighter romance, montana romance, boston romance, otherworldly romance, PNR romance, shifter myth, series, shifter romance series, instalove, biotech billionaire, bbw romance, bbw shifter

Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722302
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Mystery Fanfare from the Author: Michael L. Cook. This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

The Mystery Fancier

Author: William F. Deeck
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0941028119
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The Mystery Fancier from the Author: William F. Deeck. A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

Mackenzie White Mystery Bundle Before He Kills 1 Before He Sees 2 And Before He Covets 3

Author: Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
ISBN: 1632919303
Size: 80.39 MB
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Mackenzie White Mystery Bundle Before He Kills 1 Before He Sees 2 And Before He Covets 3 from the Author: Blake Pierce. “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews), comes a heart-pounding new mystery series. A bundle of books #1 (BEFORE HE KILLS), #2 (BEFORE HE SEES) and #3 (BEFORE HE COVETS) in Blake Pierce’s Mackenzie White Mystery series! This bundle offers books one, two and three in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In BEFORE HE KILLS, in the cornfields of Nebraska, a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen. In BEFORE HE SEES, FBI agent-in-training Mackenzie White struggles to make her mark in the FBI Academy in Quantico, trying to prove herself as a woman and as a transplant from Nebraska. Hoping she has what it takes to become an FBI agent and leave her life in the Midwest behind for good, Mackenzie just wants to keep a low profile and impress her superiors. But all that changes when the body of a woman is found in a garbage dump. The murder bears shocking similarities to the Scarecrow Killer—the case that made Mackenzie famous in Nebraska—and in the frantic race against time to stop a new serial killer, the FBI decides to break protocol and give Mackenzie a chance on the case. In BEFORE HE COVETS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 3), newly minted FBI agent Mackenzie White graduates the FBI Academy in Quantico only to find herself thrown into an urgent serial killer case. Women are turning up dead while camping in a remote national park in West Virginia. Yet the park is vast, and no connection can be found between them. At the same time, Mackenzie receives a call from Nebraska urging her to come home. After many years, a new clue has surfaced about her father’s murder. The case no longer cold, Mackenzie desperately needs to help solve it. But the FBI’s killer is ratcheting up, and there is no time for distraction as more women turn up missing in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that follows. Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the MACKENZIE WHITE MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #4 in the Mackenzie White series will be available soon.

Ocr National Certificate In Business Level 2

Author: Chris Nuttall
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748785155
Size: 52.34 MB
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Ocr National Certificate In Business Level 2 from the Author: Chris Nuttall. 'Nelson Thornes OCR National Certificate Business Level 2' addresses all the features and topics students require for the qualification. Written in line with specifications from OCR, the text is focused on students' need to integrate their knowledge on a number of business issues and understand how these factors work together in a business.

The Virgin Goddess

Author: Stephen Benko
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004136397
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The Virgin Goddess from the Author: Stephen Benko. The contemporary search for the feminine face of God requires a re- examination of the relationship of Christianity to the pagan world in which it was born. This study inquires into extra-biblical sources of Marian piety, belief and doctrine. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

Virgin Martyrs

Author: Karen Anne Winstead
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801433337
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Virgin Martyrs from the Author: Karen Anne Winstead. "This is truly exciting new work. Karen Winstead's book is the first discussion of virgin martyr legends that offers a broad survey of extant English texts from 1200 to 1400 A.D. Virgin Martyrs is clearly and logically organized, well-written, and it makes an original contribution to scholarship in persuasively historicizing virgin martyr legends."—Kathleen Ashley, University of Southern MaineStories of the torture and execution of beautiful Christian women first appeared in late antiquity and proliferated during the early Middle Ages. A thousand years later, virgin martyrs were still the most popular female saints. Their legends, in countless retellings through the centuries, preserved a standard plot—the heroine resists a pagan suitor, endures cruelties inflicted by her rejected lover or outraged family, works miracles, and dies for Christ. That sequence was embellished by incidents emblematic of the specific saint: Juliana's battle with the devil, Barbara's immurement in the tower, Katherine's encounter with spiked wheels. Karen A. Winstead examines this seemingly static story form and discovers subtle shifts in the representation of the virgin martyrs, as their legends were adapted for changing audiences in late medieval England.

How To Prove God Does Not Exist

Author: Trevor Treharne
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612331181
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How To Prove God Does Not Exist from the Author: Trevor Treharne. How to Prove god Does Not Exist is the complete guide to the nonbeliever stance. The most diverse validation of atheism ever written, it deconstructs every major criticism of atheism and defense of religion through logical, philosophical, historical, cultural, moral and scientific means. This builds towards a more strident approach towards asserting atheism, with five key justifications outlined for why god does not exist. This expansive work employs the philosophy of Epicurus, David Hume and Friedrich Nietzsche, the science of Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, plus the logic of Bertrand Russell, the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, and the contemporized insights of New Atheism advocates such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. It features original concluding insights with prominent atheists such as scientists Vic Stenger and Michael Shermer, plus philosophers Peter Singer and Michel Onfray. There are also unprecedented views of atheism by notable believers, including the 21st century's leading Christian philosopher, Professor Richard Swinburne, while journalist Peter Hitchens unveils why his late brother Christopher's arguments for atheism were "unoriginal, trivial and often ill-informed." The all-encompassing How to Prove god Does Not Exist is the complete armory of arguments that every atheist should know.