Smoke Mirrors And Murder

Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847397352
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An ideal family is targeted for death by the least likely enemy, who plotted their demise from behind bars.... A sexual predator hides behind multiple fake identities, eluding police for years while his past victims live in fear that he will hunt them down.... A modest preacher's wife confesses to shooting her husband after an argument -- but there's more to her shattering story than meets the eye. These and other true cases are analyzed with stunning clarity in a page-turning collection you won't be able to put down. Included in this volume are stories of a victim burned beyond recognition - spontaneous human combustion? - impossible - and yet no one else seemed to enter or exit; a man who was a woman who was a man, whose con games in a small community led to murder; a "counterfeit priest" who wasn't a priest at all; a lifetime rapist; and the strangest case ever to hit Montana.

Smoke Mirrors And Chains

Author: Larry Kenneth Alexander
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490769005
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Blacks born in colonial America were Englishmen with an inalienable right to liberty under Britain's rule of law and those who purported to be slavemasters were criminals. The product of graft -slavery was America's first continuing criminal enterprise. However, with Lord Chief Justice Mansfield's utterance in 1772, "...Let justice be done although the heavens fall..." - a freedom trial of a slave named James Somerset and then Britain highest court's declaration that slavery was unconstitutional, America's thirteen colonies exploded into rebellion. Myths developed to shield the founding generation and were used to further nationalist chauvinism. In 1779, Britain repudiated colonial lawlessness and in committing itself to the restoration of the rule of law tradition - unconditionally freed all black slaves. And "...most strictly forbid any Person to sell or claim Right over any NEGROE (sic)..." Four years later, the U.S. sued for peace and by treaty agreed to "set at liberty" all British subjects; but reneged and relegated 500,000 black British subjects into slavery. The U.S. exploited legally free British subjects - in derogation of international law. The slavery narrative has overthrown U.S. history and racial chauvinism is nothing more than victim-blaming. The significance of the Somerset decision - America'first emancipation of slaves has escaped telling. Told with all the power and drama of a novel, Smoke, Mirrors, and Chains: America's First Continuing Criminal Enterprise is an extraordinary account of pulse-pounding human drama defined by criminal enslavement, political intrigue and raw human achievement.

Smoke Mirrors Demons

Author: Kat Cotton
Publisher: Kat Cotton
ISBN:
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Jayne Hudson. Regular suburban girl. Teller of lies. Saviour of the world? It's been 10 years since I left the circus, and in the interim I've built the perfect suburban life. I hide my secrets beneath a cop's uniform, carving out an existence that's as boring as it is safe. Until that is, I'm sent undercover back into the world I ran from. The cool, hipster carnival troupe I infiltrate is as far from the circus I grew up in as you can get. But carnival folk have long memories and the trail of grisly murders tracing this troupe's journeys reawakens old fears. Soon, I find myself the target of a demonic killer with an evil intent that goes far beyond murder. Can I slay this demon, uncover the troupe’s dark underbelly and stop the unleashing of hell before I become the next victim? Keywords: urban fantasy, demon hunter, carnival, paranormal

Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550025347
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Sixteen-year-old Simon has always been considered odd. Three years ago, a skateboarding accident caused some minor brain damage and made him a little stranger. He spends much of his time living in his imagination. When Andrea appears to Simon in class, he strikes up a friendship, even though he knows she may be pure hallucination.-Simon strikes up a friendship with Andrea, even though he knows she may not be real. Andrea says she's there to save him, but Simon discovers it's he who must save her.

Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Dan Baum
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316084123
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Argues that despite increasing levels of government action, illicit drugs are more readily available than ever, and analyzes the failure of our drug policy

Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755379977
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The storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Stardust, is one dazzling display in the variety of Smoke and Mirror's original and brilliant short pieces. 'A very fine and imaginative writer' The Sunday Times. If you love Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected or Terry Pratchett, Smoke and Mirrors is highly recommended. An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. These tales and much more await in this extraordinary book, revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

Smoke And Mirrors

Author: E. Melanie Dupuis
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814719619
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From the sixteenth to early-nineteenth century, four times more Africans than Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. While this forced migration stripped slaves of their liberty, it failed to destroy many of their cultural practices, which came with Africans to the New World. In Working the Diaspora, Frederick Knight examines work cultures on both sides of the Atlantic, from West and West Central Africa to British North America and the Caribbean. Knight demonstrates that the knowledge that Africans carried across the Atlantic shaped Anglo-American agricultural development and made particularly important contributions to cotton, indigo, tobacco, and staple food cultivation. The book also compellingly argues that the work experience of slaves shaped their views of the natural world. Broad in scope, clearly written, and at the center of current scholarly debates, Working the Diaspora challenges readers to alter their conceptual frameworks about Africans by looking at them as workers who, through the course of the Atlantic slave trade and plantation labor, shaped the development of the Americas in significant ways.

Just Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Dr. W. Sumner Davis
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469702738
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What is it about mythology, mysticism and pseudoscience that has such a vast appeal to us? From dark roomed seances, to Tarot cards and Ouija boards, to Astrology and Rune stones, American Culture seems fascinated by the paranormal. Has our society lost faith in the age old institutions of religion? Or are we attempting to escape what many feel is a mundane reality? In this latest book, we will explore this search for wonder, and examine its negative effects on true science and critical thought.

Smoke And Mirrors

Author: Jenna Mills
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 145920395X
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Undercover cop Cassidy Blake's top priority was to infiltrate mercenary millionaire Derek Mansfield's life—and take him down. Cass expected to find a ruthless criminal; instead she found a darkly magnetic man whose bone-melting intensity blurred the line between her duty and her own desires. Derek Mansfield had returned to Chicago to settle a score, not to become entangled in a seductive game of cat and mouse with the intriguing Cass. But the secrets in her eyes and her searing kisses had made him hungry for more than revenge. Could either of them risk their hearts in this perilous game of smoke and mirrors?