DEATH GOES OVERBOARD

DEATH GOES OVERBOARD Author David S. Pederson
ISBN-10 1626399077
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Bold Strokes Books
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Heath Barrington and Alan Keyes are two sides of a steamy love triangle as they encounter gangsters, con men, murder, and more aboard an old lake steamer.

Death Under Sail

Death Under Sail Author C.P. Snow
ISBN-10 9780755118403
Year 2010-01-16
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher House of Stratus
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Roger Mills, a Harley Street specialist, is taking a sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads. When his six guests find him at the tiller of his yacht with a smile on his face and a gunshot through his heart, all six fall under suspicion in this, C P Snow’s first novel.

Death in the Middle Watch

Death in the Middle Watch Author Leo Bruce
ISBN-10 9781613732762
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Carolus Deene is enjoying himself on a holiday cruise. On the first night aboard the Summer Queen, he hears a shout of "Man Overboard!" From that point on to the moment of Deene's unexpected revelations, the reader will find that unique mixture of artless fun and grim terror Leo Bruce devotees savor.

The Language of Life and Death

The Language of Life and Death Author William Labov
ISBN-10 9781107245075
Year 2013-08-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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We share the experience of others through the stories they tell of the crucial events in their lives. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader's attention together with an analysis of how it is done. While remaining true to the facts, narrators use linguistic devices to present themselves in the best possible light and change the listener's perception of who is to blame for what has occurred. William Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: the danger of death, violence, premonitions and large-scale community conflicts. The book also examines traditional epic and historical texts, from Herodotus and the Old Testament to Macaulay, showing how these literary genres draw upon the techniques of personal narratives. Not only relevant to students of narratology, discourse and sociolinguistics, this book will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in the human condition.

Death in the Polka Dot Shoes

Death in the Polka Dot Shoes Author Marlin Fitzwater
ISBN-10 9781926918693
Year 2011-07-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher CCB Publishing
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In the small fishing village of Parkers, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, there is no more independent soul than the lone oysterman or crabber who sets out every morning in pre-dawn hours to search for oyster beds or empty his crab pots. It¿s a harsh life.When Jimmy Shannon, a Chesapeake waterman, dies during a holiday fishing trip for Blue Fin Tuna, it¿s almost unbelievable. Stranger still, is his last will and testament that requires his brother Ned Shannon to give up his law practice in Washington, D.C. and return to his family¿s traditional life on the Bay. Neddie accepts the challenge, takes over his brother¿s crab boat, practices a little law on the side, and encounters the strangest string of characters in the community.The cultural changes are dramatic, especially after it¿s discovered that Jimmy¿s death was no accident. He was murdered during his encounter with the giant tuna. Neddie is forced to balance the life of a crab fisherman with a small town law practice, while aiding in the investigation of his brother¿s death.The murder goes from sublime to bizarre when Jimmy¿s body washes ashore on a Cape Hatteras beach. At the same time, Neddie discovers the passions and values his family has known for generations, and the small town relationships that give meaning to the joys of friendship.When the watermen of the community marshal their workboats to rescue Neddie, the murder mystery unravels and the heartwarming nature of the community is revealed.

The Death Dealers

The Death Dealers Author William Lyons
ISBN-10 9781462895656
Year 2011-07-20
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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After receiving praise for inventing a new device that will revolutionize our nation’s war on drugs, Steve fi nds himself under attack from a mysterious organization that is bent on world domination. As he searches for the truth behind a massive conspiracy against him, he must endure several unusual trials. Firstly, he must heed the warnings of a former girlfriend whose predictions often mean certain doom. Secondly, he must face personal demons from his own past that threaten his very sanity. Finally, he must survive a category-fi ve hurricane while trapped on a deserted island with a cannibalistic assassin who has a gruesome habit of making his victims part of his evening meals.

Death Valley in 49

Death Valley in  49 Author William Lewis Manly
ISBN-10 9781510700338
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A survivor’s true account of death, despair, and heroism in Death Valley in the heat of the California Gold Rush. At the height of the California gold rush in 1849, a wagon train of men, women, children, and their animals stumbled into a 130-mile-long valley in the Mojave Desert while they were looking for a shortcut to the California coast. What ensued was an ordeal that divided the camp into remnants and struck them with hunger, thirst, and a terrible sense of being lost beyond hope—until a twenty-nine-year-old hero volunteered to cross the desert to get help. This young hero, William Lewis Manly, was one of the survivors of the tragedy, and he lived to tell the tale forty-five years later in this gripping autobiography, first published in 1894. In a time of unmarked frontiers and wilderness, Manly lived the true life of a pioneer. After being hit by gold rush fever Manly joined the fateful wagon train that would get swallowed up by the barren, arid, hostile valley with its dry and waterless terrain, unearthly surface of white salts, and overwhelming heat. Assaulted and devastated by the elements, members of the camp killed their emaciated oxen for food, ran out of water, split up, and lost and buried their own kind who perished. When Manly’s remaining band of ten came across a rare water hole, he and a companion, John Rogers, left the rest by the water and crossed the treacherous Panamint Mountains and Mojave Desert by themselves in search for rescue. In a true act of heroism against all odds, the two finally returned twenty-five days later with help, rescuing their compatriots, including four children, even when it seemed all hope was lost. Told at the end of the nineteenth century, Manly’s compelling and stirring account brings alive to modern-day readers the unimaginable hardships of America’s brave pioneers, and a chapter in Californian history that should not be forgotten.

Death Caps

Death Caps Author Michael Castleman
ISBN-10 0867196750
Year 2007
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher Last Gasp
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The second title in the Ed Rosenberg mystery series. At the gala launch party for porn publisher Ted Calderone's new erotic magazine, sexy models serve delicious appetizers-but a murderer has spiked one tray with poison mushrooms, death caps. A controver

The Jaws of Death

The Jaws of Death Author Xavier Maniguet
ISBN-10 9781628730616
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Biggest of all fish and the best equipped for hunting, sharks live in every ocean. No natural predator except the killer whale threatens them, and they possess an extraordinary physiology...including those unrivaled jaws. They have become the stuff of movies, books, and nightmares, but some of what we commonly believe is fiction, not fact. Through the examination of case histories, including gruesome attacks on man, The Jaws of Death documents the truth. It discusses why sharks are essential to the equilibrium of the marine biotope and what benefit they have provided to science and medicine. In addition to sharks, other "jaws of death" receive attention, including piranhas, crocodiles, and barracudas.

Seduction in Death

Seduction in Death Author J. D. Robb
ISBN-10 1101203951
Year 2001-09-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb comes a tantalizing novel in the futuristic In Death series, as Detective Eve Dallas searches for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction... Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed—a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn’t intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again… From the Paperback edition.

Touched by Death

Touched by Death Author Dale Mayer
ISBN-10 9781927461105
Year 2012-06-18
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Valley Publishing
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Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave. Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on hold to help the sleepy town of Jacmel rebuild. But he finds it hard to like his brother's pregnant wife or her family. He wants to go home, until he meets Jade - and realizes what's missing in his own life. When the mortuary team begins work, it's as if malevolence has been released from the earth. Instead of laying her ghosts to rest, Jade finds herself confronting death and terror again. And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart - is right in the middle of it all.

Death Is a Festival

Death Is a Festival Author João José Reis
ISBN-10 9780807862728
Year 2003-11-20
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
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This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popular riot that ensued when, in 1836, the government condemned the traditional burial of bodies inside Catholic church buildings and granted a private company a monopoly over burials. This episode is used by Reis to examine the customs of death and burial in Bahian society, explore the economic and religious conflicts behind the move for funerary reforms and the maintenance of traditional rituals of dying, and understand how people dealt with new concerns sparked by modernization and science. Viewing culture within its social context, he illuminates the commonalities and differences that shaped death and its rituals for rich and poor, men and women, slaves and masters, adults and children, foreigners and Brazilians. This translation makes the book, originally published in Brazil in 1993, available in English for the first time.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death Author Neil Postman
ISBN-10 1101042621
Year 2005-12-27
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World