Chasing the Devil by Agata Stanford Summary
It wasn't enough that the Toy Soldier should meet his disastrous end on the heels of Felix the Cat's midair explosion over Broadway at the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but to add insult to injury, Dorothy Parker comes face to face with a crazed murderer. War-weary Americans are taking a sober look at our nation's Bill of Rights at a time when no one cares to be sober, even though sobriety is the law of the land. The Scopes Monkey Trial has tested separation of church and state, and although sixty years have passed since the Thirteenth Amendment became law, Negros still suffer indignities from the resurging power of the Klan after the release of Birth of a Nation. While Parker and Benchley search for an assassin, the reader is joyously carried along to Harlem's famous Cotton Club, to the opening night of Noel Coward's new play, Hay Fever, for a romp through the University Club with Groucho Marx and a chase through Hubert's Museum, winding up high above a jam-packed crowd in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Chasing the Devil by Tony Newton Summary
A collection of dark poetry and macabre writings from a twisted mind.Dare you enter into a world of death, apocalyptic visions and melancholy.This book is a collection of macabre writings, poetic and free verse poetry that comes from the darkest corners of my mind.
Chasing the Devil by Tim Butcher Summary
For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons - child soldiers, prisoner mutilation, blood diamonds. With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher sets out on a journey across both countries, trekking for 350 miles through remote rainforest and malarial swamps. Just as he followed H M Stanley through the Congo - a journey described in his bestseller Blood River - this time he pursues a trail blazed by Graham Greene in 1935 and immortalised in the travel classic Journey Without Maps. Greene took 26 bearers, a case of scotch, and hammocks in which he and his cousin Barbara were carried. Tim walks every blistering inch to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of a troubled and overlooked region. As a journalist in Africa, Tim came to know both countries well although the wars made trips to the jungle hinterland far too risky. This is where he now heads, exploring how rebel groups thrived in the bush for so long and whether the devil of war has truly been chased away. He encounters other 'devils', masked figures guarding the spiritual secrets of jungle communities. Some are no more threatening than schoolmasters but others are much more sinister, relying on ritual cannibalism as a source of their magical power. Tim encounters these devils on an epic journey that demands courage, doggedness and good fortune. Chasing the Devil is a dramatic travel book touching on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a unique moment in its history. Weaving history and anthropology with personal narrative - as well as new discoveries about Greene - it is as exciting as it is enlightening.
Chasing the Devil: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller by Dan Padavona Summary
Twenty-three years ago, someone murdered Scarlett Bell's childhood friend.And now the killer is back.When the police discover another child's body along a small-town Georgia creek, Scarlett notices the similarities between the latest killing and the murder twenty-three years ago. But Scarlett's boss won't allow her to rejoin the FBI until her doctors clear her for duty. Now another young girl goes missing. Alone and without her partner, Neil Gardy, Scarlett defies the FBI and stalks the killer on her own.Is Scarlett the killer's next victim?Scarlett must evade the local police and the FBI while she tracks the mysterious killer. The rogue agent needs to discover the man's true identity before he kills again.Hurry, Scarlett. Time is running out.The heart-pounding FBI serial killer thriller that will leave fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Regan, Matthew Farrell, and Stephen King breathless. From the bestselling author of Storberry.Start reading now! Praise for The Scarlett Bell Dark FBI Thriller Series: "I couldn't put it down. Riveting!" - Amazon Review"I was actually turning pages on my Kindle so fast, I thought I would burn it out." - Amazon Review"One of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene in quite some time." - Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author"What a great beginning to a series! Sexy, smart, and sassy!" - Amazon Review"Well crafted & very enjoyable! I've already downloaded the 2nd book in this series and can't wait to read it. As a matter of fact, excuse me as I start reading it now!" - Mookie"Already waiting for the next one!" - Christian A."Liked it! Look forward to reading Blood Storm." - Patricia M."A heart-pounding thrill ride that leaves you with whiplash at the end!" - Ima K."Dan builds tension like few others can. His prose is rich and his characters are memorable. I dare you to read a Padavona story with the lights out." - Zach Bohannon, author of the Empty Bodies series
Chasing the Devil by Melody Adams Summary
Mein Name ist Angela Di Santo und ich bin eine Undercover Agentin des FBI. Mein neuester Fall bringt mich in eine dunkle, brutale Welt. Die Welt von Drake ‚The Devil’ Rogers. Drake ist nicht nur unbesiegter Champion der Untergrund MMA, er steht auch im Verdacht, zwei Frauen brutal ermordet zu haben und mit der Mafia in Verbindung zu stehen. Um die Wahrheit herauszufinden und Drake Dingfest zu machen, muss ich mich in sein Umfeld begeben. Ganz nah. Viel näher als mir lieb ist. Zu meinem Leidwesen übt Drake eine geradezu gefährliche Anziehungskraft auf mich aus. Seine dominant erotische Aura zieht mich in seinen Bann und lässt mich alles riskieren. Meine Karriere, alles an das ich glaube und vielleicht sogar mein Leben. Eine Dark Romance
Chasing the Devil's Tail by David Fulmer Summary
Storyville, New Orleans, 1907. Storyville, New Orleans. Along these scarlet streets, two thousand "sporting women" service gentlemen and rounders in grand mansions and filthy dime-a-trick cribs. The rye whiskey flows like a brown river and morphine and cocaine are sold over the counter. Meanwhile, the first crazy notes of the music they call jass are blasting out of the saloons and dance halls. Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr pursues a killer among the hustlers, pimps, fancy men, madams, whores, thieves who swarm the twenty blocks after the sun goes down. With a fascinating cast of characters that includes Tom Anderson, "The King of Storyville," the lovely one-time "dove" Justine, the famed madam Lulu White, and the lunatic jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, Valentin polices a miasma of corruption and sin. The Shamus Award winning novel melds history and fiction in a tale of mayhem, madness, and murder in the only legally-sanctioned red light district in American history. -- Best First Novel - 2002 Shamus Awards -- Best of 2003 List - Borders Books -- Best New Series - Booklist -- Nominee - 2002 LA Times Book Prize -- Nominee - 2002 Barry Award -- Nominee - 2005 Falcon Award CCB is pleased to re-publish the Valentin St. Cyr mystery series in it's entirety and to present the next two new novels in this meticulously researched and widely praised series. "This atmospheric, accomplished novel brings to vivid, shocking life the mansions of vice with their 'sporting girls' and their madams and, above all, the tragic figure of King Bolden." -- The Telegraph (U.K) "St. Cyr takes his place alongside Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux: gripping, visceral, and above all, human." -- The Critical Mystery Tour
Chasing the Devil by Sheriff David Reichert Summary
Chasing the Devil is the gripping firsthand account of Sheriff David Reichert's relentless pursuit of the Green River Killer -- a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations. For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted his days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer. He was the first detective on the case in 1982, doggedly pursuing clues as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation. Frantically following all of his leads, Sheriff Reichert befriended the victims families, publicly challenged the killer, and risked his own safety -- and the endurance and love of his family -- before he found his madman. But Reichert's hunt didn't end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgway's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story, this is a real life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.
Cedar Creek by Jimmy Allen Summary
Shane gazed up at the blazing sun. He hoped California, which he had heard was a veritable paradise, would be as cool as his home back in Ireland. By the end of September he and his wife along with their six year old son Conor should be arriving. Leora was pregnant with their second child. There would be a new member of the family by then. "It will be here soon," she would say, smiling her shy smile. Shane and his wife would often lie in their wagon at night, his hand stroking her swollen belly and feeling the movement of their child as it kicked and struggled with her body. They would laugh and cry, thinking ahead of the new life they would soon share and the new life they shared in creating. Shane smiled to himself at the thought.
Chasing the Devil by Karl W Heffelfinger Summary
Francis Farrington is hunted by Toby Heath after the young man discovers his family murdered by the notorious pirate. Filled with revenge, Toby is forced into an early maturity to find and kill the despoiler of his happiness. In this tale of misdeeds and adventure, magic and myth, hardship and love, cannon balls and musket shot, Toby chases the devil, leaving a bloody trail across oceans and seas.
Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene by Tim Butcher Summary
The audacious, gripping travelogue of a writer chasing the ghost of Graham Greene into the heart of Africa. Of all the anarchic and war-torn African nations, none is more forbidding than Liberia, the land that nurtured child soldiers, the violent trade in "blood diamonds," even ritual murder. Graham Greene, in search of extreme adventure, ventured through its dense jungles to write the travel classic Journey Without Maps; three-quarters of a century later, Tim Butcher decided to follow Greene's footsteps, only to find the path even more ominous and overgrown than in his predecessor's day. Among the devils he encounters are masked sorcerers whose magical powers depend on cannibalism and missionaries long forgotten in the hinterland he traverses. Butcher, a former African correspondent for the London Telegraph and author of Blood River, his best-selling account of a dramatic journey through the Congo, has produced in this thrilling sequel a book that The Independent hails as "fascinating, harrowing, and eventful."
La rivière rouge sang by Ann Rule Summary
Ann Rule réalise un nouveau coup de maître En novembre 2001, Gary Ridgway, le tueur en série le plus meurtrier des États-Unis, est enfin arrêté. L'assassin de la " Green River ", le fleuve vaseux dans lequel il plongeait ses victimes après les avoir violées et étranglées, échappait à la police depuis vingt ans. Voilà justement vingt ans qu'Ann Rule suit pas à pas les avancées de l'enquête, qu'elle réunit des indices sur le tueur et son mode opératoire, qu'elle collecte des informations sur les quarante-huit victimes. Qu'avaient en commun ces jeunes filles au physique si différent ? Leur fragilité psychologique, leur existence marquée par des drames indélébiles ? La réponse se trouve-t-elle au fond de cette rivière rouge sang, sinistre sillage d'un serial killer qui se croyait insaisissable ?
Devil CEO's Wife Chasing Plan by Tao ZhiYaoYao Summary
In order to get rid of the scumbag ex-husband, she had chosen to seduce the brightest diamond player in the city, Ol 'Five, but unfortunately, she was caught by mistake in the police station. Under Ol' Five's coercing and persuading, she chose to get rid of the scumbag ex-husband together with him.
Chasing Away the Devil by Susan Rogers Cooper Summary
"With a voice that's as comforting as a rocking chair and as salty as a fisherman" (Houston Chronicle, of Houston in the Rearview Mirror), Deputy Sheriff Milton Kovak of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, returns. Milt finally gets up the nerve to ask his longtime ladylove, Glenda Sue Rainey, to marry him—only to be rebuffed with no explanation and a good-bye at the door. When Glenda Sue is found dead the next day, brutally murdered, Milt is dazed. Enter Glenda Sue's long-lost daughter, who arrives in town for the funeral with her own little girl in tow. The only problem: little Rebecca is half-black, and the residents of Prophesy County aren't all as open-minded as Milt. As the threat of more violence looms, Milt begins to have strange dreams about Rebecca's safety, dreams whose common feature is the presence of a woman with leg braces. These dreams lead him to Dr. Jean McDonnell, a handicapped psychiatrist, whom Milt enlists to help him find out what happened to Glenda Sue—and why. When sister Jewel Ann announces plans to move herself and her family out of Milt's house and into the home of Harmon Monk, Milt begins to see Dr. McDonnell as having a role to play in his personal life as well.
Sexe, diamants et plus si affinités... by Lauren WEISBERGER Summary
Emmy, Leigh et Adriana sont amies depuis dix ans. Belles, sexy, dans le vent, elles connaissent par cœur tous les endroits tendance de Manhattan. Pourtant, lors d'une soirée un peu trop arrosée, elles font un pacte qui va bouleverser leur existence : chacune des trois doit changer radicalement de comportement... surtout à l'égard du sexe fort ! Mais si transformer une " bomba latina " en jeune mariée n'est pas une mince affaire, convertir une grande romantique au libertinage relève presque du miracle. Quant à faire dévier du droit chemin une " workaholic " sur le point d'épouser l'homme de sa vie et de s'installer dans l'appartement de ses rêves, c'est carrément mission impossible ! Sauf que, c'est bien connu, la vie est pleine de surprises... Trois meilleures amies. Deux résolutions. Une année pour relever le défi.
The Devil's Dozen by Katherine Ramsland Summary
What led authorities to the murder castle of H. H. Holmes? What cast a cloud of suspicion over cannibal Albert Fish? What drove Russia’s Killer X to confess? How many victims were actually buried on that Vancouver pig farm? In The Devil’s Dozen, Katherine Ramsland explores the true stories of twelve of the most notorious serial killers of the last century and the cutting-edge forensics that delivered their downfalls. Through their compelling case histories, she traces the fascinating evolution of forensic investigation. What clues did these killers unwittingly leave behind? How were the unpredictable twists and turns of their criminal behavior thwarted by the weapons of science and logic? From the developing stages of the nineteenth century’s earliest investigative tools and ingenious police procedures to the first DNA dragnet to the remarkable twentieth century CSI advances, The Devil’s Dozen provides a fascinating window into the world of those who kill—and those who dedicate their lives to bringing them to justice.