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A Fresh Beginning & Murder

By Miranda Brickett
  • Writer : Miranda Brickett
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : Miranda Brickett
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 807
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Book 1 of the Prairie Crocus Cozy Mystery Series. Clean, wholesome fun (& murder) for all ages! When Claudia Porter inherits a rundown farmhouse in a quaint prairie town, she hopes it will provide her with the fresh start she so desperately needs. Except then she discovers a body. Before she knows it, she’s the prime suspect in a mysterious murder. She’s desperate to restore the old fixer upper - and her reputation. All she has to do is try to get along with her notoriously grouchy handyman… and solve a murder. Easy, right? A fun, casual read with a thirty-something amateur sleuth. Set in a charming rural town on the Canadian prairies, this series has quirky characters, no profanity, and plenty of cats. Each book is a full-length, standalone novel.

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  • Number of Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 298
  • Pdf File: re-embroidering-the-robe.pdf

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Religious faith, myths and legends have always been present in literature. However, their role has changed over time. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, with the diminishing role of religion in European society, writers with some kind of belief system, whether religious or political, have tended to use myth in two different ways. They have either retold the old, familiar myths of the past so that they carry fresh messages relevant to a contemporary audience or created their own, new myths as modern vehicles of traditional truths. Many writers have combined the two techniques. Such is the transforming artistry which the eighteen essays in Re-Embroidering the Robe examine: the remaking or new-minting of myth, in literature from 1850 to the present day, so that what it embodies and expresses speaks powerfully to the modern reader. In widely differing ways, therefore, all of the texts analysed here compel attention.

Adaptation Theory and Criticism

By Gordon E. Slethaug
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn Code : 1623560586
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Reviews : 636
  • Pdf File: adaptation-theory-and-criticism.pdf

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Traditional critics of film adaptation generally assumed a) that the written text is better than the film adaptation because the plot is more intricate and the language richer when pictorial images do not intrude; b) that films are better when particularly faithful to the original; c) that authors do not make good script writers and should not sully their imagination by writing film scripts; d) and often that American films lack the complexity of authored texts because they are sourced out of Hollywood. The 'faithfulness' view has by and large disappeared, and intertextuality is now a generally received notion, but the field still lacks studies with a postmodern methodology and lens.Exploring Hollywood feature films as well as small studio productions, Adaptation Theory and Criticism explores the intertextuality of a dozen films through a series of case studies introduced through discussions of postmodern methodology and practice. Providing the reader with informative background on theories of film adaptation as well as carefully articulated postmodern methodology and issues, Gordon Slethaug includes several case studies of major Hollywood productions and small studio films, some of which have been discussed before (Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Do the Right Thing) and some that have received lesser consideration (Six Degrees of Separation, Smoke, Smoke Signals, Broken Flowers, and various Snow White narratives including Enchanted, Mirror Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman). Useful for both film and literary studies students, Adaptation Theory and Criticism cogently combines the existing scholarship and uses previous theories to engage readers to think about the current state of American literature and film.

Mulch Ado about Murder

By Edith Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Isbn Code : 1496700309
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 916
  • Pdf File: mulch-ado-about-murder.pdf

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In this cozy mystery, a Massachusetts organic farmer must pick a peck of suspects when her own mother is accused of murder. May has been anything but merry for Cam so far. Her parents have arrived unexpectedly, and her crops are in danger. But all of that’s nothing compared to the grim murder of her neighbor, Nicole Kingsbury, the once proud owner of the town’s new hydroponic greenhouse—just after Cam’s mother publicly protested Nicole’s use of chemicals to feed her crops. Showers may be scarce this spring, but suspects keep sprouting up. Lucky for Cam, her father turns out to have a knack for sleuthing—not to mention dealing with chickens. He and Cam will have to clear Mrs. Flaherty’s name quick before the killer strikes again… Praise for the Local Foods Mysteries “Maxwell’s feisty heroine and the interesting background detail on the realities of organic farming blend to deliver a clever, twisting mystery.”—Booklist “A most enjoyable look at organic farming.”—Kirkus Reviews

Bad Company and Burnt Powder

By Bob Alexander
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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Isbn Code : 1574415662
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 582
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Bad Company and Burnt Powder is a collection of twelve stories of when things turned "Western" in the nineteenth-century Southwest. Each chapter deals with a different character or episode in the Wild West involving various lawmen, Texas Rangers, outlaws, feudists, vigilantes, lawyers, and judges. Covered herein are the stories of Cal Aten, John Hittson, the Millican boys, Gid Taylor and Jim and Tom Murphy, Alf Rushing, Bob Meldrum and Noah Wilkerson, P. C. Baird, Gus Chenowth, Jim Dunaway, John Kinney, Elbert Hanks and Boyd White, and Eddie Aten. Within these pages the reader will meet a nineteen-year-old Texas Ranger figuratively dying to shoot his gun. He does get to shoot at people, but soon realizes what he thought was a bargain exacted a steep price. Another tale is of an old-school cowman who shut down illicit traffic in stolen livestock that had existed for years on the Llano Estacado. He was tough, salty, and had no quarter for cow-thieves or sympathy for any mealy-mouthed politicians. He cleaned house, maybe not too nicely, but unarguably successful he was. Then there is the tale of an accomplished and unbeaten fugitive, well known and identified for murder of a Texas peace officer. But the Texas Rangers couldn't find him. County sheriffs wouldn't hold him. Slipping away from bounty hunters, he hit Owlhoot Trail.

Executive Orders

By Tom Clancy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101002352
  • Number of Pages : 1376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 631
  • Pdf File: executive-orders.pdf

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Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski! The President is dead. Now, the weight of the world falls on Jack Ryan’s shoulders in this extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller from Tom Clancy. At the climax of Debt of Honor, the most devastating terrorist act in the history of the world left the President, the Joint Chiefs, the Supreme Court, and nearly all of Congress dead. Only Jack Ryan, confirmed Vice President mere minutes before, survived to take the reins of a shaken and leaderless country. Now he must rebuild a government, comfort a grieving nation, and become a true leader. Meanwhile, he is surrounded by enemies—both inside the White House and around the world—all of them plotting to destroy an untested President. And bring an already wounded country to its knees....

The Kat and Mouse Murder Mysteries One to Four

By Anita Waller
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1504072251
  • Number of Pages : 1089
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 887
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THE COMPLETE KAT AND MOUSE MURDER MYSTERY SERIES This great value boxset includes all four books in the bestselling mystery series. Discover your new favourite cozy mystery series today. Murder Undeniable: Katerina Rowe, a Deacon at the church in the sleepy village of Eyam, has a fulfilled life. She is happily married to Leon and her work is rewarding. But everything changes when she discovers the body of a man and a badly beaten woman, Beth, in the alleyway behind her husband’s pharmacy. Drawn to the young woman she saved, Kat finds herself embroiled in a baffling mystery. When Beth’s house is set on fire, Kat offers the young woman sanctuary in her home and soon the pair begin investigating the murder, with some help from Beth’s feisty grandmother, Doris. But neither the police, nor Leon, nor the criminals want Kat and Beth looking into their affairs and the sleuths quickly find themselves out of their depth . . . Can Kat and Beth solve the mystery and walk away unscathed? Murder Unexpected: Church Deacon Kat and her friend Beth, known as Mouse, have started a private investigation business in the sleepy village of Eyam. Kat, whose estranged criminal husband, Leon, is on the run, has a lot on her plate running the new business whilst heavily pregnant. When a widow asks the sleuths for help, Kat and Mouse find themselves searching for the birth mother of the widow’s husband. But when it becomes clear that the widow isn’t telling the whole truth, Kat and Mouse are drawn into a deadly chase where nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile, Kat’s husband has come back to Eyam and has Kat in his sights. Can Kat and Mouse solve the case and escape the dangerous Leon? Murder Unearthed: When DI Tessa Marsden is called to a road traffic accident, she is disturbed by the crime scene she must investigate. She now has a double murder to contend with; two dead girls from the same village. Realising the murders aren’t linked, Marsden summons the help of the Connection Investigation Agency, run by Kat, a church Deacon, Beth, (known affectionately as Mouse), a computer expert, and Doris, Beth’s feisty grandmother. When it is discovered that one of the murdered girls was pregnant the case takes an unexpected turn. Can DI Marsden, with the input of Kat and Mouse, solve the case before another body appears? Meanwhile, the agency has been asked to track down the long lost son of Ewan Barker. Will Kat, Mouse and Doris find him and reunite him with his father? Murder Untimely: Early one morning, in the grounds of Chatsworth, a body is discovered by one of the estate groundsmen. DI Marsden and DS Granger battle through snow-covered roads to begin their investigation. Meanwhile, at the Connection Investigation Agency, Doris, Kat and Mouse are busy juggling their caseloads, while trying to show their new trainee receptionist the ropes. When the police learn that the body belongs to Nicola Armstrong, a resident of the nearby village of Baslow, it soon transpires that Nicola was the mother of a child who disappeared ten years prior to her murder. Soon, the Connection investigators are brought in to help but when a second body is found at Chatsworth, the case takes a disturbing turn. Anita Waller is the bestselling author of multiple thrillers including 34 Days, Malignant and Captor. The Kat and Mouse mysteries are bestselling murder mysteries which will appeal to fans of authors like Faith Martin, Agatha Christie, LJ Ross and Betty Rowlands.

Pint of No Return

By Dana Mentink
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1728231566
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 726
  • Pdf File: pint-of-no-return.pdf

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The first in new dessert cozy mystery series! A murder in town is bound to shake things up After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she's left one of ex's businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad's life seems to be churning along smoothly. That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle. When one of Trinidad's fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it's going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.