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Mystery Mayhem

Author : Janis Susan May
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Two mysteries come together in one bundle where murder abounds and the chance of dying is much higher than the odds of living. Dark Music A blizzard, romance writers, and murder… Elizabeth MacAllister thinks she has enough to deal with. Until an old flame shows up. She'd put Jared Granville behind her once, but the famed pianist isn't willing to give up this time. And Elizabeth can't run away...not even to save her own life. With a killer on the loose in the midst of the conference, Elizabeth is fair game. Solving the mystery and finding the culprit is the only way she and her remaining fellow writers have a chance to survive. And with Jared so close, the old sparks are igniting. They might have a future unless the next scream is hers. Echoes in the Dark Famed photographer Alix Whittaker is facing more problems than she knows what to do with. A head injury has left her hallucinating while a broken leg is keeping her off her feet. She’ll go stir crazy in a month if she doesn’t have something to keep herself occupied. Then her ex-husband offers her a job photographing an archaeological dig in Arkansas. There’s little pay involved, but it’s something to do. A murder at the site creates a maelstrom of problems when everyone starts pointing fingers at each other. In the midst of the chaos, Alix sees a ghost. Is it an hallucination or a dearly departed spirit trying to identify its own killer?

Mystery Mayhem and Murder

Author : Jed Parish
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Nail-biting suspense, spectacular thrills, plus an entire evening of unbridled laughter are all combined in Mr. Parish's new one-set comedy triumph. When domineering Juliet Brighton suddenly decides to have their town house done over and informs her meek, mild-mannered husband, Boniface, they will open their summer home to escape the mess made by the workmen, Boniface rebels, but, as usual, he has to give in to Juliet. The latter sends their charming young daughter, Wendy, on ahead to open up the house. But when Mr. and Mrs. Brighton get off the train in the country Wendy is not there to meet them. They go on to their summer home and wait for Wendy. When she does arrive she is brought in by a stranger--Verne Early. He claims he found her in front of a house up the road and that she was unconscious. When Wendy comes to she is very evasive about what happened. The Brightons settle down in their country place and that is when baffling and mysterious things begin to happen. Loud, mocking luughter is heard coming from upstairs when there isn't supposed to be anybody up there. A woman's body is discovered sitting in a high-backed chair in the living room. She has been murdered! Suddenly the lights go out and when they flash on again the dead woman's body has disappeared! Is Verne Early the head of a band of crooks? Why did Wendy Brighton draw a large sum of money from the bank without telling her parents? Who kidnapped Boniface and will he ever be seen alive again? All these questions make for a high-powered evening of spine-tingling thrills! Hundreds of laughs!

Mystery Mayhem

Author : Katherine Woodfine
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Enthralling children's fiction for everyone who loves Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree. Twelve mysteries. Twelve authors. One challenge: can YOU solve the crimes before the heroes of the stories? These are twelve brand-new short stories from twelve of the best children's crime writers writing today. These creepy, hilarious, brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries feature daring, brilliant young detectives, and this anthology is a must for fans of crime fiction and detection, especially the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, The Roman Mysteries and The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. The Crime Club are twelve UK-based authors who are mad about crime fiction. Clementine Beauvais, Elen Caldecott, Susie Day, Julia Golding, Frances Hardinge, Caroline Lawrence, Helen Moss, Sally Nicholls, Kate Pankhurst, Robin Stevens, Harriet Whitehorn and Katherine Woodfine can be found anywhere there is a mystery to be solved, a puzzle to be cracked or a bun to be eaten, and they are always ready for the next puzzling case.

The Truffle Underground

Author : Ryan Jacobs
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“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels? Advance praise for The Truffle Underground “In elegant, mesmerizing prose, Ryan Jacobs has delivered a forest-to-table page-turner from the outer limits of our foodie culture, a place where colorful farmers, serial dog murderers and famous chefs grapple over a crudely foraged fungus that's traded in parking lots and bars, like heroin. The Truffle Underground is an eye-opener for anyone who's picked up a fork.”—Steve Fainaru, New York Times bestselling author of League of Denial and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter "The Truffle Underground is a fascinating, genre-blending romp. It's a business book, a mystery, a science lesson, and a love story that's as seductive as the buttery fungus at the heart of it all."—Derek Thompson, national bestselling author of Hit Makers and staff writer at The Atlantic “Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.”—Booklist (starred review) "[A] fascinating work . . . This deeply researched and eye-opening account of the lengths people will go for wealth, gratification, and a taste of the prized fungus will captivate readers."—Publishers Weekly

Florida Happens

Author : Greg Herren
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The brightest stars in mystery writing take on Florida--the state where no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible--in this anthology offering stories of pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen--from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States.

Cincinnati Magazine

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Butch Cassidy

Author : Charles Leerhsen
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Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides. For more than a century the life and death of Butch Cassidy have been the subject of legend, spawning a small industry of mythmakers and a major Hollywood film. But who was Butch Cassidy, really? Charles Leerhsen, bestselling author of Ty Cobb, sorts out facts from folklore and paints a brilliant portrait of the celebrated outlaw of the American West. Born into a Mormon family in Utah, Robert Leroy Parker grew up dirt poor and soon discovered that stealing horses and cattle was a fact of life in a world where small ranchers were being squeezed by banks, railroads, and cattle barons. Sometimes you got caught, sometimes you got lucky. A charismatic and more than capable cowboy—even ranch owners who knew he was a rustler said they would hire him again—he adopted the alias “Butch Cassidy,” and moved on to a new moneymaking endeavor: bank robbery. By all accounts, Butch was a smart and considerate thief, refusing to take anything from customers and insisting that no one be injured during his heists. His “Wild Bunch” gang specialized in clever getaways, stationing horses at various points along their escape route so they could outrun any posse. Eventually Butch and his gang graduated to train robberies, which were more lucrative. But the railroad owners hired the Pinkerton Agency, whose detectives pursued Butch and his gang relentlessly, until he and his then partner Harry Longabaugh (The Sundance Kid) fled to South America, where they replicated the cycle of ranching, rustling, and robbery until they met their end in Bolivia. In Butch Cassidy, Charles Leerhsen shares his fascination with how criminals such as Butch deftly maneuvered between honest work and thievery, battling the corporate interests that were exploiting the settlers, and showing us in vibrant prose the Old West as it really was, in all its promise and heartbreak.

Mrs Tatterbaum

Author : Re'dina L Frazier
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Mrs. Tatterbaum is a provocative tale of mystery, mayhem and murder. An epic novel so skillfully stitched together that it leaves the mind questioning reality. The story of Desiree Blakeney - Tatterbaum is about a wealthy heiress, from Paris, France, who fell victim to circumstances beyond her control. One night after going to be by her ill lover's side, she falls prey to a nefarious plan that changes the entire course of her life. A diabolical scheme that leaves her cursed for all eternity. Now, she's forced to live life as a Lycan. A Were-wife to one of the most powerful Lycans in the world. There is a fork in the road where the mind chooses which direction it will take based on its own psychological comfort. Do I veer to the left, or to the right? This is a question we all have asked ourselves when reaching the crossroads of our life. Truth is, no matter the path taken, our perceptions become our reality. As we move about in our lives we venture into the unknown, grasping ahold of anything that looks familiar. This is the thing that makes life worth living, not knowing the exactness of a thing. When presented with that thing one perceives to be reality, the mind can, and most assuredly, will play mental tricks on you. Example: space, colors, shapes, etc., as to emphasize their corresponding features to the actual or ordinary visual experience. We believe to the depth of what our individual minds can obtain. denialism is a person's choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth. Truth isn't always measured in reality. Sometimes, it's found in the unbelievable.

Murder Mayhem and Mystery

Author : Alan Hynd
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The Complete Guide to Literary Contests 1999

Author : William F. Fabio
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Offers information on nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama contests in the United States.

Dark Days

Author : Peggy Roalf
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Aperture 149 Dark Days: Mystery, Murder, Mayhem Fall 1997 Photographers: Michael Ackerman, Kenneth Anger, Marc Asnin, Jerry Berndt, Christian Boltanski, Ken Botto, James Casebere, Bruce Charlesworth, Larry Clark, Stephen Frailey, Jean Genet, Jim Goldberg, William N. Jennings, Anselm Kiefer, Andrew Lichtenstein, Ken Light, Richard Misrach, Cristina Salvador, Lucas Samaras, Chuck Samuels, Andres Serrano, Stephen Shames, Cindy Sherman, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Gerald Slota, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andy Uzzle, Max Waldman, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Joel-Peter Witkin

Mystery Mayhem Magic

Author : The Ten Penners
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An anthology of amazing adventures for young readers. Take the path through a forest of imagination into mysterious journeys filled with mayhem and a kaleidoscope of magical creatures. From the authors of "Shock! Horror! Gasp!" and "Fan-Tas-Tic-Al Tales," "Mystery, Mayhem & Magic" is the new anthology written by the Ten Penners...Come and explore!

Ellery Queen Masters of Mystery

Author : Ellery Queen
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A collection of mystery stories by such authors as P.D. James, Edward D. Hoch, Ruth Rendell, Edgar Wallace, and others

Mystery and Mayhem

Author : Michelle Ghaffari
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A graphically illustrated compilation of the most shocking, lurid, and baffling true stories in the annals of crime.

MYSTERY MAYHEM

Author : Bob Selfe
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Time is embedded in all things It is an endless golden thread And each minute is a treasure. The terrible twins, “Time and Space,” go on forever So a day becomes many tomorrows. But the Mayfly only lives for a day and He regrets not one second.

Crime Fiction 1749 1980

Author : Allen J. Hubin
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Prowlers

Author : Eugene Izzi
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After serving time for refusing to testify against a mob gambling chieftain, Robert "Catfeet" Millard is released from jail only to find that the twenty-two grand he owes Darrin Favore is long overdue. Reprint.

Where Angels Watch

Author : Randall Wallace
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Haunted by their dark pasts and by their love for each other, detectives Tom Ridge and Scarlet McCullers take on the ugliest case of their careers, tracking down a modern-day Jack the Ripper in the City of Angels. Original.

Strange 66

Author : Michael Karl Witzel
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When you open Strange 66, take a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's Mother Road. Route 66 conjures images of an innocent golden age of car travel: shiny V8s powering down hot, two-lane blacktop, sucking 20-cent-a-gallon gasoline, and periodically depositing their occupants at mom-n-pop greasy spoons, neon-lit motels, and tourist traps. But America’s Mother Road wasn’t all about ruddy-cheeked, summer vacationers. Route 66 and the regions it traverses have a side more seldom seen, rich with weird tales (mimetic architecture, paranormal phenomena, and even cryptozoology) to the downright sordid and seedy (murder, mistreatment, and other assorted mayhem). In Strange 66, bestselling Route 66 authority Michael Witzel explores the flip side of Route 66 to offer details on infamous Route 66 locations that once served as hideouts for the James Gang (Meramec Caverns), Bonnie and Clyde (Baxter Springs, Kansas), and Al Capone (Cicero, Illinois). There are the stories of unspeakable crimes committed along 66, such as the Stafflebeck “murder bordello” in Galena, Kansas, and Arizona’s “Orphan Maker of Route 66.” Witzel also explores the people that passed through the region, including the Dust Bowl exodus and the Trail of Tears tribute in Jerome, Missouri. Then there are the lighter, though still strange stories, such as the Route 66 Great Transcontinental Footrace and the origins of various roadside colossi, like the Blue Whale of Catoosa and Giganticus Headicus in Walapai, Arizona. And speaking of heads, what about steak? Eat one as big as your head at the Big Texan in Amarillo—and it’s free! All of these stories culminate in a look at Route 66 unlike any other, completely illustrated with modern and archival photography and written by an acknowledged authority on the Mother Road.