The White Van

Author: Patrick Hoffman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1611859700

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6460


Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger At a dive bar in San Francisco's edgy Tenderloin district, the dishevelled Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape. When she is approached by a mysterious and wealthy Russian, she thinks she has found an exit from her drifter lifestyle and drug-addict boyfriend. A week later she finds herself drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery. On the other side of town, cop Leo Elias is broke, alcoholic and desperate. When he hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find the criminal and the money before anyone else does. With sharply drawn characters and twists that surprise until the end, The White Van introduces a strong new talent.

Reading the Everyday

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134372167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3620


In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory – the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete sites and routines of everyday life and how they are represented through political discourse, news media, material culture, photography, reality TV shows, CCTV and much more. Unique in his focus of the under-explored, banal aspects of everyday culture, including office life, commuting, traffic and mass housing, Moran re-evaluates conventional notions of everyday life in cultural studies, and shows that analysing such ‘boring’ phenomena can help make sense of cultural and social change. This book is interdisciplinary in its approach and covers many different areas including visual culture, cultural geography, material culture, and cultural history as well as the key areas of cultural studies and sociology. Students from all these subjects will find this clearly written and lively work an invaluable study resource.

The Tomorrow People

Future Consumers and how to Read Them

Author: Martin Raymond

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273659570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 8544


Looking ahead to the future face of the consumer society, this text provides a vision of a world radically different to our own and argues that such a world will require radically different tools and techniques for work, rest and play.

I Can't Take Any More Crap!

Author: Robert MacGregor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 190588611X

Category: Great Britain

Page: 304

View: 1727


There is a pissed-off mood abroad in Britain; the zeitgeist is a bad mood. This book captures that mood. It looks at stuff which irritates us, drives us mad, saps our souls like vampires.

Unser Mann in London

Author: Moritz Volz

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644459010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2812


Mit 16 ging Moritz Volz nach England, um in der Premier League Fußball zu spielen – und blieb elf Jahre. Er wurde, was sich Engländer nicht vorstellen konnten: ein Deutscher, der sie zum Lachen bringt. Mit feiner Ironie und genauem Blick für das Skurrile und Schöne erzählt Moritz Volz von seinem Leben in London: Begegnungen mit englischen Handwerkern und deutschen Touristen, britischem Humor, Londoner Pubmannschaften und seinem Versuch, Kricket zu verstehen. Eine Hommage an eine schillernde Weltstadt und ein spleeniges Land.

Women Can't Park, Men Can't Pack

The Psychology of Stereotypes

Author: Geoff Rolls

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited


Category: Psychology

Page: 221

View: 4760


Does shoe size predict penis size? Are oysters an aphrodisiac? Do redheads have fiery tempers? Are stepmothers wicked? Do politicians lie? Answering these and many other questions with an engaging mixture of humor and psychological insight, this book takes psychology to the battle of the sexes and beyond by examining the truths and misconceptions behind the stereotypes that we often take for granted. Author and psychology lecturer Geoff Rolls reveals why so many people are afraid of clowns, why cavemen preferred blondes, and the surprising trends regarding the name Wayne. Clever, compelling, and often surprising, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to find out more about why we believe the things we do.

The World's End

The Final Verdict

Author: Tom Wood,David Johnstone,David Johnston

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857902180

Category: True Crime

Page: 233

View: 6151


In The World's End Murders, Tom Wood and David Johnston tell the story of two innocent young women, Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, and of the extraordinary commitment of the police enquiry over three decades that eventually led to the discovery of links to their deaths with Angus Sinclair, one of Scotland's most notorious murderers and sex offenders But this is not a gruesome tale of murder. It is a story of heroes - of the families of Helen and Christine who, with quiet dignity, have carried an unimaginable burden down the years, and of the police officers, the support staff and the scientists who persisted in their investigations and never gave up.

Wolf in White Van

Author: John Darnielle


ISBN: 3732523659

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 759


Sean Phillips ist durch einen schweren Unfall entstellt. Er verlässt seine Wohnung nur selten, vertieft sich in trashige Romane und Fantasyfilme, und er erfindet ein Rollenspiel. In Trace Italian finden sich die Spieler in einem postapokalyptischen Amerika wieder, in dem sie um ihr Leben kämpfen müssen. Sean gibt die Handlung vor, jede Aktion der Spieler beantwortet er mit immer neuen Wendungen und Entwicklungen. Als zwei Spieler die Anweisungen Seans nicht in Trace Italian, sondern in der realen Welt ausführen, hat dies tödliche Konsequenzen. Und Sean muss sich die Frage stellen, welche Verantwortung er dafür trägt.

Murder by Mistake

Author: Veronica Heley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100469

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7386


An Ellie Quicke Mystery - Ellie Quicke is still inclined to act hastily, despite husband Thomas' steadying influence. When she took in a young rape victim, she knew the commitment might become a burden, but she didn't expect it to become an invitation to further violence. Mia's best friend Ursula is eager to help, but has a wedding to plan - as does Ellie's daughter Diana. Both want Ellie to stage their receptions. Can Ellie keep Mia safe? Can she pull off two weddings, when one would be havoc enough? And can she wear the same outfit to both?

The Serial Killers

Author: Valentina Faye

Publisher: Nischal Hegde


Category: True Crime

Page: 106

View: 5737


The Serial Killers - True Crime Stories of 5 most notorious serial killers. 1. William Bonin: The Freeway Killer 2. Ted Bundy 3. Gary Ray Bowles 4. The Fetish Killer 5. John Wayne Gacy Jr.

The Joy of Essex

Travels Through God's Own County

Author: Pete May

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849545251

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9880


Liberty ... Equality ... Tiptree jam!' In 1990 Essex Man swaggered onto the scene in his shiny suit, driving a flash car and with his white-stiletto-wearing missus on his arm. It was a step up from sovereign rings and done-up Ford Cortinas, but brash, vulgar and 'breathtakingly right-wing' Mr and Mrs Essex were still the target for pity, condemnation and nationwide mockery. Twenty-odd years on something strange has happened. From Russell Brand and Jamie Oliver to Phill Jupitus and Ray Winstone, via the runaway success of TV shows like The Only Way is Essex and Gavin and Stacey, Essex is now the most iconic county in the UK and the essence of Essex is everywhere. But there's more to the county than stereotypes, as Brentwood-reared Pete May discovers when he takes an eye-opening journey through the Essex tundra. Along the way, May finds bluebells in Billericay, sculpture in Harlow, Hollywood-style signs on the A127, below-sea-level life in Canvey Island and endless chip shops, and asks the vital question: is the only way Essex or is there maybe another one?

Wolf in White Van

A Novel

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4833


Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

This Divided Island

Stories from the Sri Lankan War

Author: Samanth Subramanian

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857895966

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4326


SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2016 In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the war's fingers had reached everywhere: into the bustle of Colombo, the Buddhist monasteries scattered across the island, the soft hills of central Sri Lanka, the curves of the eastern coast near Batticaloa and Trincomalee, and the stark, hot north. With its genius for brutality, the war left few places, and fewer people, untouched. What happens to the texture of life in a country that endures such bitter conflict? What happens to the country's soul? Samanth Subramanian gives us an extraordinary account of the Sri Lankan war and the lives it changed. Taking us to the ghosts of summers past, and to other battles from other times, he draws out the story of Sri Lanka today - an exhausted, disturbed society, still hot from the embers of the war. Through travels and conversations, he examines how people reconcile themselves to violence, how religion and state conspire, how the powerful become cruel, and how victory can be put to the task of reshaping memory and burying histories. This Divided Island is a harrowing and humane investigation of a country still inflamed.

Blood Money

Bo, the Early Years

Author: Keith Deaver

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469188961

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6314


Clarence E. Bownen nicknamed Bo was the only child of a strange couple. His mothers father was one of the wealthiest people in Bos small town. His father had begun a life of crime to help support his siblings at a very young age. Sent to the finest Catholic school, the child genius also studied his fathers mistakes as a criminal. Weighing his options, Bo decided that he would be retired by the time his classmates fi nish college. With help from his fathers only friend, Bo and his felon partner George dive into a world of money and power beyond Bos wildest dreams.

Shadow Men

Author: Jonathon King

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453299823

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 7120


Book three of the bestselling Max Freeman mystery series: Max seeks to uncover the twisted truth behind an eighty-year-old triple homicide In the 1920s, three of Mark Mayes’s ancestors left to help build the first road through the Everglades—backbreaking labor from which they never returned. Now, decades later, Mayes has discovered letters that point to murder as the cause of their disappearance, and he hires Max Freeman to get to the bottom of it all. But as Freeman follows the trail of evidence, he incurs the wrath of the corporation that built the road, and finds that the murder case may not be as cold as everyone assumed. Freeman’s search takes him to the heart of the Everglades to reveal the truth behind the murders—and put a stop to a cycle of violence three generations in the making. This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140810220X

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 4708


With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

The End of the Dream

The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up and Other True Cases

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Planet Ann Rule, LLC

ISBN: 1940018412

Category: True Crime

Page: 564

View: 9736


AS SEEN ON 48 HOURS -- AN EXPLOSIVE ACCOUNT OF LETHAL GREED AND TWISTED DESIRE, FROM THE FILES OF AMERICA'S #1 TRUE CRIME WRITER, ANN RULE! They were best friends, four talented and charismatic young men who lived charmed lives among the evergreens of Washington state: Kevin, the artist; Steve, the sculptor; Scott, the nature lover and unabashed ladies' man; and Mark, the musician and poet. With their stunning good looks, whip-sharp minds, athletic bodies -- and no lack of women who adored them -- none of them seemed slated for disaster. But few knew the reality behind the leafy screen that surrounded Seven Cedars, Scott's woodland dream home -- a tree house equipped with every luxury. From this idyllic enclave, some of these trusted friends would become the quarry for a vigilant Seattle police detective and an FBI special agent, who unmasked clues to disturbing secrets that spawned murder, suicide, million-dollar bank robberies, drug-dealing, and heartbreaking betrayal. When the end came in a violent stand-off, the ringleader of the foursome -- the fugitive dubbed "Hollywood" for his ingenious disguises and flawless getaways; the persuasive talker who turned his friends into accomplices -- faced a final chapter no one could have predicted. In a blast of automatic gunfire, the highest and lowest motives of the human heart were, at last, revealed. Along with four other true-crime tales, The End of the Dream is a masterful and compelling tour of the criminal mind from Ann Rule.