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The Killing 1
  • Author : David Hewson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9781447213574
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • David Hewson's The Killing 1 is the novelization of the first series of the hit Danish crime drama, The Killing. 'Through the dark wood where the dead trees give no shelter Nanna Birk Larsen runs . . . There is a bright monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer. It moves in a slow approaching zigzag, marching through the Pineseskoven wasteland, through the Pentecost Forest. The chill water, the fear, his presence not so far away . . . There is one torchlight on her now, the single blazing eye. And it is here . . .' Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. Lund's plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation along with fellow detective Jan Meyer. While Nanna's family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician, Troels Hartmann, is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen. When links between City Hall and the murder suddenly come to light , the case takes an entirely different turn. Over the course of twenty days, suspect upon suspect emerges as violence and political intrigue cast their shadows over the hunt for the killer.

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    When the Killing's Done
  • Author : T.C. Boyle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781408826164
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'How can you talk about being civil when innocent animals are being tortured to death? Civil? I'll be civil when the killing's done.' The island of Anacapa, off the coast of California, is overrun with black rats which are threatening the ancient population of ground-nesting birds. Alma Boyd Takesue of the National Park Service is the spokesperson for a campaign to exterminate these man-introduced rodents once and for all. Alma, highly self-disciplined with a stubborn streak, speaks as a conservationist, though the fact that her grandmother was once stranded on Anacapa for three weeks with nothing but thousands of crawling rats for company might explain some of her zeal. With days to go before the aerial rat-poisoning, Alma's plan is in danger of sabotage. Dave LaJoy and Anise Reed, a pair of notorious environmental activists, are recognisable from a distance by his knotted dreadlocks and her flame-red cyclone of hair. Dave is an electronics salesman with barely-controlled rages, for whom the plight of the rats is yet another of life's many injustices, along with lazy tramps and second-rate wine. Anise is a struggling folk singer with her own, terrible reasons for getting involved in 'the cause'. From the outset, Alma, Dave and Anise are at ideological loggerheads. But when Alma's sights turn to the infestation of non-native pigs on Santa Cruz - where Anise was brought up by her single mother and a clan of ranchers - the stakes are raised, and the debate threatens to boil over into something much more real... When the Killing's Done is T.C. Boyle's blistering new novel, a sweeping epic of family, ecology and the right to life - no matter what the fallout.

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    The Killing Game
  • Author : Iris Johansen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780553581553
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A merciless killer on the hunt...an innocent child in his sights...a woman driven to the edge to stop him... The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls. He knows she won't be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter's. But that is only the beginning of the killer's sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he'll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won't stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve's life.

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    The Killing Kind
  • Author : M. William Phelps
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9780786032488
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Drawing from interviews and correspondence with the serial killer himself, the star of the Investigation Discovery series Dark Minds focuses on Danny Hembree, a trusted member of a tight-knit community in a North and South Carolina border town who brutally murdered two teenage girls.

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    The Killing Hour
  • Author : Lisa Gardner
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780553390520
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Each time he struck, he took two victims. Day after day, he waited for the first body to be discovered--a body containing all the clues the investigators needed to find the second victim, who waited...prey to a slow but certain death. The clock ticked--salvation was possible. The police were never in time. Years have passed; but for this killer, time has stood still. As a heat wave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls have disappeared...and the clock is ticking. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer’s deadline can be met. But she’ll have to break some rules to beat an exactingly vicious criminal at a game he’s had time to perfect. For the Killing Hour has arrived....

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    The Killing Kind
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781501122644
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the truth about the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict with a group of religious fanatics.

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    The Killing Game
  • Author : Gary Webb
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781609801434
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him. It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall. He was best known for his story Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. In it Webb linked the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the Iran Contra scandal. His only published book, Dark Alliance is still a classic of contemporary journalism. But his life consisted of much more than this one story, and The Killing Game is a collection of his best investigative stories from his beginning at the Kentucky Post to his end at the Sacramento News & Review. It includes Webb's series at the Kentucky Post on organized crime in the coal industry, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Ohio State’s negligent medical board, and on the US military’s funding of first-person shooter video games. The Killing Game is a dedication to his life’s work outside of Dark Alliance, and it’s an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.

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    Stop the Killing
  • Author : Katherine Schweit
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9781538146934
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  • Genre : Reference
  • Stop the Killing offers insight into what we can do to end the active shooter crisis plaguing America. The book is packed with training and sensible advice that takes readers through the latest research and best practices, making it a must read for every security-minded citizen and professional.

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    The Killing Season
  • Author : Miles Corwin
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002982321
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • “Remarkable—great journalism, social commentary, and writing rolled into a fascinating, gripping, and at times heart-wrenching story.”—Michael Connelly Gaining unprecedented access to the LAPD, crime reporter Miles Corwin shadows two homicide detectives on the mean streets of South Central L.A. Pete “Raz” Razanskas and Marcella Winn were unlikely partners: one a crusty, twenty-two-year veteran of the force; the other a street-smart woman who grew up in the neighborhood. A graphic, uncensored look at real cops and real killers, The Killing Season is that rare combination of first-rate reportage and riveting storytelling that will leave you shaken, informed, and blasted awake. Praise for The Killing Season “A grab-you-by-the-throat page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Gripping drama and pathos . . . Rarely has the genre been worked to better effect. . . . [Corwin] could scarcely have invented a better cast and story.”—The New York Times Book Review “The Killing Season captures the sights, sounds, and smells of a big-city homicide squad at work as well as any book within recent memory. It’s crime reporting at its raw and scintillating best.”—Vincent Bugliosi, author of Outrage and Helter Skelter

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    The Killing Dance
  • Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780515134513
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the sixth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Anita Blake’s unique skills make her a wanted woman—by vampire, by werewolf, and by a hit man... Though she’s dating a vampire and a werewolf, Anita is keeping them at arm’s length. Which isn’t easy considering that Jean-Claude is the master vampire of St. Louis and Richard Zeeman is the sexiest junior high school teacher she’s ever seen. Just to complicate Anita’s already messy life, someone has put a price on her head. Love cannot save her this time, so she turns to Edward, hit man extraordinaire for help. But finding the person behind it won’t be easy, because she’s made a lot of enemies—human and otherwise.

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    The Killing of Tuapc Shakur–Third Edition
  • Author : Cathy Scott
  • Publisher : Huntington Press Inc
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781935396543
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • It's been almost 20 years since poet, revolutionary, convict, and movie star, Tupac Amaru Shakur (a.k.a 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply 'pac), was gunned down at age 25 while he sat in traffic with Suge Knight near the Las Vegas Strip following a Mike Tyson fight at MGM Grand. In the new updated and expanded third edition of this acclaimed biography, Las Vegas crime writer Cathy Scott has finally been able to include the previously unpublished chapter featuring the account of that last fateful night from "Big Frank," the rapper's now-deceased personal bodyguard. The raw no-holds-barred narrative, which includes exclusive photo evidence (including of Tupac's autopsy), is the definitive account of the unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur: the many possible motives, the failed investigation, the rap wars, the killing of Biggie Smalls, the Bloods-Crips connection, the Suge Knight and Death Row Records association, and the subsequent fate of numerous principals involved in the aftermath. It is also a sensitive, candid, and insightful account of the contradictory icon who remains not only one of the most influential rappers ever but, with more than 75 million records sold worldwide, he's also one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The music of Tupac Shakur is the legacy of his life. The Killing of Tupac Shakur is the legacy of his death.

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    The Killing of Wolf Number Ten
  • Author : Thomas McNamee
  • Publisher : Easton Studio Press, LLC
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781632260000
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  • Genre : Nature
  • A killer. A manhunt. The triumph of justice and of the wolf. The greatest event in Yellowstone history. Greater Yellowstone was the last great truly intact ecosystem in the temperate zones of the earth—until, in the 1920s, U.S. government agents exterminated its top predator, the gray wolf. With traps and rifles, even torching pups in their dens, the killing campaign was entirely successful. The howl of the “evil” wolf was heard no more. The “good” animals—elk, deer, bison—proliferated, until they too had to be “managed.” Two decades later, recognizing that ecosystems lacking their keystone predators tend to unravel, the visionary naturalist Aldo Leopold called for the return of the wolf to Yellowstone. It would take another fifty years for his vision to come true. In the early 1990s, as the movement for Yellowstone wolf restoration gained momentum, rage against it grew apace. When at last, in February 1995, fifteen wolves were trapped in Alberta and brought to acclimation pens in Yellowstone, even then legal and political challenges continued. There was also a lot of talk in the bars about “shoot, shovel, and shut up.” While the wolves’ enemies worked to return them to Canada, the biologists in charge of the project feared that the wolves might well return on their own. Once they were released, two packs remained in the national park, but one bore only one pup and the other none. The other, comprising Wolves Nine and Ten and Nine’s yearling daughter, disappeared. They were in fact heading home. As they emerged from protected federal land, an unemployed ne’er-do-well from Red Lodge, Montana, trained a high-powered rifle on Wolf Number Ten and shot him through the chest. Number Nine dug a den next to the body of her mate, and gave birth to eight pups. The story of their rescue and the manhunt for the killer is the heart of The Killing of Wolf Number Ten. + Read this book, and if you are ever fortunate enough to hear the howling of Yellowstone wolves, you will always think of Wolves Nine and Ten. If you ever see a Yellowstone wolf, chance are it will be carrying their DNA. The restoration of the wolf to Yellowstone is now recognized as one of conservation’s greatest achievements, and Wolves Nine and Ten will always be known as its emblematic heroes.

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    The Killing Woods
  • Author : Lucy Christopher
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0545461014
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When her father, an ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, is arrested for murder, Emily's efforts to exonerate him take her into the woods to play the Game, an extreme version of childhood games.

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    The Killing Kind
  • Author : Chris Holm
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781473606135
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Michael Hendricks is not a good man. He doesn't deserve a good life. But he is very good at his job. He's the killing kind. He knows he's a bad person, but he still has a code: he doesn't work for anyone but himself, and he never kills civilians. He only hits hitters. It's not a bad way to make a living, but it's a great way to make enemies. And now the FBI and the mafia have Hendricks in their sights, he's about to learn just how good he really is...

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    The Killing Moon
  • Author : N. K. Jemisin
  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 0356500764
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Fantasy
  • 'Utterly enthralling' Trudi Canavan In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering innocent dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.

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    The Killing
  • Author : Lionel White
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 151542524X
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
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    Survival in the Killing Fields
  • Author : Haing Ngor
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0786713151
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  • Genre : History
  • Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime. I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust. That's who I am," says Haing Ngor. And in his memoir, Survival in the Killing Fields, he tells the gripping and frequently terrifying story of his term in the hell created by the communist Khmer Rouge. Like Dith Pran, the Cambodian doctor and interpreter whom Ngor played in an Oscar-winning performance in The Killing Fields, Ngor lived through the atrocities that the 1984 film portrayed. Like Pran, too, Ngor was a doctor by profession, and he experienced firsthand his country's wretched descent, under the Khmer Rouge, into senseless brutality, slavery, squalor, starvation, and disease—all of which are recounted in sometimes unimaginable horror in Ngor's poignant memoir. Since the original publication of this searing personal chronicle, Haing Ngor's life has ended with his murder, which has never been satisfactorily solved. In an epilogue written especially for this new edition, Ngor's coauthor, Roger Warner, offers a glimpse into this complex, enigmatic man's last years—years that he lived "like his country: scarred, and incapable of fully healing."

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    The Killing of Crazy Horse
  • Author : Thomas Powers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9780375714306
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life. He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century, whose victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat ever inflicted on the frontier army. But after surrendering to federal troops, Crazy Horse was killed in custody for reasons which have been fiercely debated for more than a century. The Killing of Crazy Horse pieces together the story behind this official killing.

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    The Killing Code
  • Author : Ellie Marney
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780316340069
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A historical mystery about a girl who risks everything to track down a vicious serial killer, for fans of The Enigma Game and Last Night at the Telegraph Club. Virginia, 1943: World War II is raging in Europe and on the Pacific front when Kit Sutherland is recruited to help the war effort as a codebreaker at Arlington Hall, a former girls’ college now serving as the site of a secret US Signal Intelligence facility. But Kit is soon involved in another kind of fight: government girls are being brutally murdered in Washington DC, and when Kit stumbles onto a bloody homicide scene, she is drawn into the hunt for the killer. To find the man responsible for the gruesome murders and bring him to justice, Kit joins forces with other female codebreakers at Arlington Hall—gossip queen Dottie Crockford, sharp-tongued intelligence maven Moya Kershaw, and cleverly resourceful Violet DuLac from the segregated codebreaking unit. But as the girls begin to work together and develop friendships—and romance—that they never expected, two things begin to come clear: the murderer they’re hunting is closing in on them…and Kit is hiding a dangerous secret.

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    The Killing Jar
  • Author : Jennifer Bosworth
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780374341374
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A page-turning horror novel about a teen seeking an explanation for the deadly powers that have haunted her for her entire life.

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    Homicide
  • Author : David Simon
  • Publisher : Canongate Books Limited
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1782116303
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Books
  • The bestselling true crime classic from the creator of The Wire, is now a canon

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    The Killing Gift
  • Author : Bari Wood
  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030042058
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : American fiction
  • A gentle, lonely woman with deadly powers becomes the quarry of a detective obsessed with solving an impossible killing.

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    The Killing Hills
  • Author : Chris Offutt
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780802158420
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A veteran on leave investigates a murder in his Kentucky backwoods hometown in this Appalachian noir by the acclaimed author of Country Dark. Mick Hardin, a combat veteran and Army CID agent, is home on a leave to be with his pregnant wife—but they aren’t getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just landed her first murder investigation—but local politicians are pushing for someone else to take the case. Maybe they think she can’t handle it. Or maybe their concerns run deeper. With his experience and knowledge of the area, Mick is well-suited to help his sister investigate while staying under the radar. Now he’s dodging calls from his commanding officer as he delves into the dangerous rivalries lurking beneath the surface of his fiercely private hometown. And he needs to talk to his wife. The Killing Hills is a novel of betrayal within and between the clans that populate the hollers—and the way it so often shades into violence. Chris Offutt has delivered a dark, witty, and absolutely compelling novel of murder and honor, with an investigator-hero unlike any in fiction.

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    The Killing Season
  • Author : Mason Cross
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781605987439
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Pulse-pounding. Mason Cross launches into The Killing Season with no-holds-barred, as he deftly combines an adrenaline rush plot with one of the best new series characters since Jack Reacher. Prepare to read all night." —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake. When Caleb Wardell, the infamous 'Chicago Sniper', escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialized talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found. A man to whom Wardell is no stranger. Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random. But Blake and Banner soon find themselves sidelined from the case. And as they try desperately to second guess a man who kills purely for the thrill of it, they uncover a hornets' nest of lies and corruption. Now Blake must break the rules and go head to head with the FBI if he is to stop Wardell and expose a deadly conspiracy that will rock the country. Slick, fast-paced and assured, The Killing Season is the first novel in the gripping new Carter Blake series.

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    Batman
  • Author : Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1401216676
  • Reader Reviews : 62
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • "One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? '' -- dust jacket.

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    Beyond the Killing Fields
  • Author : Sydney Hillel Schanberg
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781597975056
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • An anthology of war reporting and commentary by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist includes articles covering the Vietnam War, Cambodia, and the Iraq War.

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    The Killing Kind
  • Author : Jane Casey
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0008404968
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK-CLUB PICK The incredible new break-out thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Shortlisted for the Irish Crime Book Awards 2021

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    The Killing Fields of Inequality
  • Author : Göran Therborn
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0745662595
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Inequality is not just about the size of our wallets. It is a socio-cultural order which, for most of us, reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources to act and participate in the world. This book shows that inequality is literally a killing field, with millions of people dying premature deaths because of it. These lethal effects of inequality operate not only in the poor world, but also, and increasingly, in rich countries, as Therborn demonstrates with data ranging from the US, the UK, Finland and elsewhere. Even when they survive inequality, millions of human lives are stunted by the humiliations and degradations of inequality linked to gender, race and ethnicity, and class. But this book is about experiences of equalization too, highlighting moments and processes of equalization in different parts of the world - from India and other parts of Asia, from the Americas, as well as from Europe. South Africa illustrates the toughest challenges. The killing fields of inequality can be avoided: this book shows how. Clear, succinct, wide-ranging in scope and empirical in its approach, this timely book by one of the world’s leading social scientists will appeal to a wide readership.

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    Modesty Blaise - The Killing Game
  • Author : Peter O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781785653001
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Wedding bells are sounding for Guido the Jinx, but as always he’s in over his head and Modesty and Willie must fight to save him, and the world, from bio-terrorists in‘The Last Aristocrat’. Modesty and Willie are forced to become quarry in a big game hunt, playing for keeps in ‘The Killing Game’. In their final tale ‘The Zombie’ the pair must rescue an old Network friend from a super-computer building cult.

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    The Killing Joke
  • Author : Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher : Orion Media
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 075286405X
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  • Genre : Humorous stories
  • When Guy Fletcher protests at a feeble joke he overhears in his grotty local pub, he finds himself headbutted and struck by an idea in quick succession. Is it possible to trace a joke all the way back to its original source? Guy's meandering trail leads him to a humourless Hungarian dentist, a hyperactive troupe of Boy Scouts, a group of giggling gravediggers and half a dozen undercover detectives. And there are some pretty odd things happening along the way. Guy is sure he's being followed by a sinister Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman. He has an unfortunate accident on a banana skin. And there's a fly in his soup. Guy is on the verge of discovering something very unpleasant. Making jokes is no laughing matter...

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    For the Killing of Kings
  • Author : Howard Andrew Jones
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9781250006813
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Howard Andrew Jones' powerful world-building brings this epic fantasy to life in For The Killing of Kings, the first book of his new adventure-filled trilogy. Their peace was a fragile thing, but it had endured for seven years, mostly because the people of Darassus and the king of the Naor hordes believed his doom was foretold upon the edge of the great sword hung in the hall of champions. Unruly Naor clans might raid across the border, but the king himself would never lead his people to war so long as the blade remained in the hands of his enemies. But when squire Elenai’s aging mentor uncovers evidence that the sword in their hall is a forgery she’s forced to flee Darassus for her life, her only ally the reckless, disillusioned Kyrkenall the archer. Framed for murder and treason, pursued by the greatest heroes of the realm, they race to recover the real sword, only to stumble into a conspiracy that leads all the way back to the Darassan queen and her secretive advisors. They must find a way to clear their names and set things right, all while dodging friends determined to kill them – and the Naor hordes, invading at last with a new and deadly weapon.

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    The Killing Doll
  • Author : Ruth Rendell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9781453210833
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A girl experiments with the occult to keep her family together in this psychological thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Dark Corners. In a quiet house in the London suburb of Manningtree, fifteen-year-old Pup and his emotionally damaged older sister, Dolly, have become closer than ever since the death of the their mother. Pup’s bookish obsession with witchcraft gives their disordered life a sense of purpose. Dolly isn’t sure what to expect from the talisman Pup makes her, until their father brings home a vulgar new wife. Then, Dolly, resentful and suddenly empowered, makes a deadly wish—the first of many. In a depressed neighborhood on the other side of town, a paranoid hermit has been questioned in a series of brutal murders. Lately, he’s taken to living in a tunnel behind a fort of mattresses, where he keeps his knives. Soon, his life and the lives of Pup and Dolly will converge. As one of them struggles toward something close to sanity, the other two will descend even further into darkness. “Only Rendell can show us how chillingly easy it is for ordinary people to slide into criminal behavior,” and in The Killing Doll, the tumble is relentless (Oprah.com). “Rendell, who perfected the art of the truly suspenseful psychological thriller” is a three-time recipient of the Edgar Award, and the author of numerous bestsellers (The Boston Globe).

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    The Killing Season
  • Author : Geoffrey B. Robinson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9780691196497
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  • Genre : History
  • The definitive account of one of the twentieth century’s most brutal, yet least examined, episodes of genocide and detention The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad, enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? Based on a rich body of primary and secondary sources, The Killing Season is the definitive account of a pivotal period in Indonesian history.

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    The Killing Consensus
  • Author : Graham Denyer Willis
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780520285705
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • We hold many assumptions about police workÑthat it is the responsibility of the state, or that police officers are given the right to kill in the name of public safety or self-defense. But in The Killing Consensus, Graham Denyer Willis shows how in S‹o Paulo, Brazil, killing and the arbitration of ÒnormalÓ killing in the name of social order are actually conducted by two groupsÑthe police and organized crimeÑboth operating according to parallel logics of murder. Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Willis's book traces how homicide detectives categorize two types of killing: the first resulting from ÒresistanceÓ to police arrest (which is often broadly defined) and the second at the hands of a crime "family' known as the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). Death at the hands of police happens regularly, while the PCCÕs centralized control and strict moral code among criminals has also routinized killing, ironically making the city feel safer for most residents. In a fractured urban security environment, where killing mirrors patterns of inequitable urbanization and historical exclusion along class, gender, and racial lines, Denyer Willis's research finds that the cityÕs cyclical periods of peace and violence can best be understood through an unspoken but mutually observed consensus on the right to kill. This consensus hinges on common notions and street-level practices of who can die, where, how, and by whom, revealing an empirically distinct configuration of authority that Denyer Willis calls sovereignty by consensus.

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    The Killing Room
  • Author : Richard Montanari
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 0751550205
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'The thing is, Detective... If you believe in God, you've got to believe in the Devil.' Deepest winter. Darkest Philadelphia. A murder shocks the frozen city - the most spectacular homicide in its 300-year-old history: an ex-cop has been lured to the basement of an abandoned chapel, wrapped in barbed wire - and kept alive for ten days. Twenty-four hours after the discovery, Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano find another victim in another church, encased in a pristine block of ice. Someone is transforming the city's cathederals into killing rooms, someone who is determined to raise hell on earth. Packed with ingenious twists and relentless excitement, The Killing Room is a novel of blistering thrills and heart-stopping suspense.

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    The Killing Lessons
  • Author : Saul Black
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781466861091
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done. For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims—women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them—has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens. But the murders at the Cooper farmhouse didn't quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena's ten-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more dangerous than what she's running from.In this extraordinary, pulse-pounding debut, Saul Black takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath, and into the troubled heart of the woman determined to stop him.

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    The Killing Fields of Third World Women
  • Author : Elnora Worder
  • Publisher : Vantage Press, Inc
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0533151880
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  • Genre : Social Science
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    The Killing Wind
  • Author : Hecheng Tan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 9780190622527
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  • Genre : History
  • Over the course of 66 days in 1967, more than 4.000 'class enemies' were murdered in Daoxian, a county in China's Hunan province. The killings spread to surrounding counties, resulting in a combined death toll of more than 9.000. Commonly known as the Daoxian massacre, the killings were one of many acts of so-called mass dictatorship and armed factional conflict that rocked China during the Cultural Revolution. Years after the massacre, journalist Tan Hecheng was sent to Daoxian to report on an official investigation into the killings

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    Batman Noir
  • Author : Alan Moore,Brian Bolland
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 140126364X
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • Presented in stark black and white, BATMAN NOIR: THE KILLING JOKE collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, An Innocent Man story, and a collection of Bolland s Batman covers. ALAN MOORE (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and BRIAN BOLLAND (CAMELOT 3000) take on the origin of comics greatest super-villain, The Joker and changes Batman s world forever. One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he s out to prove his deranged point. And he s going to use Gotham City s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman s nobility and The Joker s insanity snap once and for all?"

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    From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State
  • Author : Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.,Austin Sarat
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780814740224
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  • Genre : Law
  • Situates the linkage between race and the death penalty in the history of the U.S. Since 1976, over forty percent of prisoners executed in American jails have been African American or Hispanic. This trend shows little evidence of diminishing, and follows a larger pattern of the violent criminalization of African American populations that has marked the country's history of punishment. In a bold attempt to tackle the looming question of how and why the connection between race and the death penalty has been so strong throughout American history, Ogletree and Sarat headline an interdisciplinary cast of experts in reflecting on this disturbing issue. Insightful original essays approach the topic from legal, historical, cultural, and social science perspectives to show the ways that the death penalty is racialized, the places in the death penalty process where race makes a difference, and the ways that meanings of race in the United States are constructed in and through our practices of capital punishment. From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State not only uncovers the ways that race influences capital punishment, but also attempts to situate the linkage between race and the death penalty in the history of this country, in particular the history of lynching. In its probing examination of how and why the connection between race and the death penalty has been so strong throughout American history, this book forces us to consider how the death penalty gives meaning to race as well as why the racialization of the death penalty is uniquely American.