Whispers Of The Dead

Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126703
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The victim has been bound and tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition... A second body is found. A nightmare is about to begin... A serial killer is at work and the death toll is rising... A brutal abduction - a helpless victim is taken... And for forensics expert David Hunter, it's become a terrifying race against time.

The Chemistry Of Death

Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126681
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Finding refuge in a quiet rural backwater, Dr David Hunter hoped he might at last have put the past behind him. But then they found what was left of Sally Palmer... It isn't just that she was a friend that disturbs him. Once he'd been a high-profile forensic anthropologist and all too familiar with the many faces of death, before tragedy made him abandon this previous life. Now the police want his help. But to become involved will stir up memories he's long tried to forget. Then a second woman disappears, plunging the close-knit community into a maelstrom of fear and paranoia. And no one, not even Hunter, is exempt from suspicion. Gruesome and gripping, this startling new British crime thriller has an unnerving and original twist.

The Restless Dead

Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409043037
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'Atmospheric . . . a tense, gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES With forensics detail to rival Kathy Reichs, Simon Beckett’s menacing new thriller will leave you wanting more . . . ___________________ Top forensics expert Dr David Hunter is facing an uncertain future - his career hangs in the balance and his personal life has taken a turn for the worse. So when he gets a call from Essex police, it comes at the perfect time. A badly decomposed body has been found in the mudflats and salt marshes of the Backwaters. Could it be linked to two unsolved missing-person cases? But then more remains are discovered. And as these desolate wetlands begin to give up their grisly secrets, Hunter is reminded that it’s not the dead we need to fear . . . With its eerie, claustrophobic sense of place, authentic forensics and explosive, heart-in-mouth moments, The Restless Dead is a masterclass in crime fiction.

Written In Bone

Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144812669X
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I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' As a favour to a colleague, Dr David Hunter is on the remote Hebridean island of Runa to inspect a grisly discovery. He's familiar with death in all its guises but is shocked by what he finds: a body, incinerated but for the feet and a single hand. It appears to be a textbook case of spontaneous human combustion. The local police are certain it's an accidental death, but Hunter is not convinced. Examining the scorched remains, he finds evidence that this was no accident; this was murder. And as the isolated community considers the enormity of Hunter's findings, a catastrophic storm hits the island. The power goes down, communication with the outside world ceases...and the killing begins in earnest.

The Calling Of The Grave

Author: Simon Beckett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407083082
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When DI Terry Connor turns up on David Hunter's doorstep, it's an unwelcome reminder of the past in more ways than one. The two used to be friends before Connor's behaviour caused a bitter rift. And the news the policeman brings is even less welcome: the psychotic rapist and murderer Jerome Monk has escaped from high security prison. Monk's is a name all too familiar to Hunter. Eight years before he'd part of an ill-fated Body Recovery team assembled to try and find the graves of Monk's teenage victims on the bleak expanse of Dartmoor. Only one of the missing girls' bodies was ever found, and Monk's own controversial involvement in the search led to more failure and a violent denouement. And now Monk is on the loose - and seems to be targeting anyone involved with the original search. Then Hunter receives a mysterious appeal for help from Sophie Keller, a young woman who also worked on the operation, he suddenly finds that the past is far from dead and buried. Neither the events unfolding now, nor those from all those years ago, are quite as they seem. And as the maniac's bloody trail edges ever closer, Hunter is forced to question who he can really trust. Especially when his own life depends on it...

Genreflecting

Author: Cynthia Orr
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694619
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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Marriage And Virginity

Author: Saint Augustine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781565481046
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This volume presents new translations of five of Augustine’s works: The Excellence of Marriage, Holy Virginity, The Excellence of Widowhood, Adulterous Marriages, and Continence.... The volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine’s career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage — procreation, fidelity, and sacrament. This is a wonderful collection that allows readers to see the complexity of Augustine’s thought on a difficult topic.” Kim Paffenroth Journal of Early Christian Studies

Krewe Of Hunters Series Volume 3

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1460390687
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New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham brings back the Krewe of Hunters! The FBI's unit of paranormal investigators is solving unusual crimes in some of America's most fascinating and mysterious places… The Night Is Watching: In the Old West town of Lily, Arizona, a historic theater and former bawdy house offers performances for tourists. Then a real skull is found among the props. Krewe member Jane Everett has to work with the local sheriff, whose great-great-grandmother was an actress there—and she doesn't seem to be resting in peace! The Night Is Alive: Savannah is a town of beauty, history…hauntings. New FBI agent Abigail comes home to the family's 1750s inn, which comes complete with a ghostly pirate captain—and discovers her grandfather murdered. And that's just the beginning. It takes Malachi Gordon of the Krewe to help her solve these crimes… The Night Is Forever: Something happened during the Civil War on a historic ranch outside Nashville. But what does that have to do with the murders being committed now? Then Olivia Gordon, a therapist who works at a facility called the Horse Farm, sees a ghost rider in the sky. Time to bring in the Krewe of Hunters! "Bestseller Graham launches the third arc in her paranormal romantic suspense Krewe of Hunters series with a rousing tae…" —Publishers Weekly on The Night Is Watching

No Simple Highway

Author: Peter Richardson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250021332
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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.