Play Dead

My husband is dead, Serita. Can't you understand that? David is dead.” “Of course, I understand. But you're not dead, are you?” Serita crossed the room and sat on the ... If Svengali goes under, I'm going to lose an P L A Y D E A D 143.

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443618

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The worlds of celebrity and sports are brilliantly dissected and turned upside down in the debut thriller from the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger. Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim—and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years—while on the court at Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut...

Roll Over and Play Dead

They really didn't hear about Churls's death until yesterday, when Deputy Amos told them to put the dogs in the pen. They claim they were merely being helpful ... a tidy sum playing blackjack.It's really such a fungame, and allyou have ...

Author: Joan Hess

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447279026

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Murder is going to the dogs . . . Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?) - as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbours' pets have also disappeared, and no doubt a dognapper is on the prowl. . . Switching to her sleuthing chapeau, Claire quickly locates the shabby abode of Newton Churls, who runs a black market in stolen animals. But instead of a pen filled with purloined pooches, Claire finds one very dead Newton-and it appears his own pit bull terriers did him in. Or did they? Claire smells a human rat behind the brutal murder. And mysteriously, Nick and Nora are still missing. Now Claire is doggedly determined to find them...and run a killer to the ground.

Don t Play Dead with Vultures

Like most families, their routine days rolled by while unsung dramas of life and death played out in hidden corners all over the world. Claire and the girls were my bedrock, my focus, and yet here I was, putting my head in the lion's ...

Author: Jack Leavers

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing

ISBN: 1915352134

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 675

Summer 2008 sees former Royal Marine John Pierce lured from running convoys in Iraq to a lucrative contract in the steamy jungles of French West Africa. He soon discovers this new theatre is even more dangerous than the war zone he left behind. Corrupt officials, drug cartels, and competing military factions rub shoulder-to-shoulder in a melting pot of greed and intrigue ...And a sadistic foe lurks in the shadows. When old intelligence contacts take an interest, the situation gets complicated fast. Dark forces emerge and events spiral out of control. Pitched into a desperate race against time, can Pierce’s makeshift team of soldiers and civilians fight fire with fire and outwit vicious enemies? One thing's for sure, Pierce won't leave anyone to the mercy of a brutal adversary he knows only too well – no matter what it takes.

Playing Dead

Play dead. Do you hear me?” He twisted my hair harder when I didn't reply. “My brother told me to do that. He told me to play dead when the Hobbit came to our window. He saved me.” He scrunched up his face. “It's OK, Hudson,” I said.

Author: Julia Heaberlin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034552702X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 392

“A compelling family mystery that kept me turning the pages. Highly recommended.”—Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Three Day Town “Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?” The letter that turns Tommie McCloud’s world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father’s death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter—and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago. Tommie wants to believe it’s all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished—and the very real threats that still remain. “[Julia Heaberlin’s] voice is pitch perfect, and her story of one woman’s fierce struggle to reconcile her past with her present is gripping and powerful. An outstanding debut.”—Carla Buckley, author of Invisible

Embodying the Dead

Some forms of play have what Caillois describes as the sentiment of 'as if' (Caillois, 2001, p.9) attached to it, so that make-believe and imagination are key to successful playing. He cites examples such as 'cops and robbers, horses, ...

Author: Claire Hind

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1137602937

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 821

Where do we find the dead? Do the dead appear in our dreams? What is it like to play dead? This book is an exciting exploration of the relationship between death and play in performance. Exploring a range of artists and creative disciplines that remember, personify and re-imagine the dead, it playfully unpacks the psychoanalytic concepts of the Death Drive, Desire and the Uncanny as a way of thinking about performance. Embodying the Dead draws on work of Gary Winters and Claire Hind and the various qualities of deadness found in their projects. The authors' work includes live art, theatre, installation, Super 8mm film, walking arts practice and durational performance. This book includes scripts and scores of their performances, original creative texts, interviews with internationally renowned artists and a series of practice-led research tasks to support readers creating their own imaginative performance work. Rich in creative and critical content, this book is ideal for students of drama, theatre and performance studies who have an interest in devised theatre, theatre making, writing for performance and intermedial practice.


Play. Dead. Drag them so they don't knock their heads . Avoid door frames and table legs . Manipulating stiff joints , bend the bodies of friends who play dead . Tempt them to life with microwaved popcorn , candies , and plot their ...

Author: Chuck Rybak

Publisher: Pudding House Publications

ISBN: 9781589984738


Page: 34

View: 192

Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage

PHRASE 2.1 play dead to catch corbeau ( alive ) vb phr ( Mrat , Tbgo , Trin ) [ IF ] To pretend to be ignorant or unaware ... The police were able to surprise them because , you know playing dead to catch corbean alive , for a long time ...

Author: Richard Allsopp

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401450

Category: Reference

Page: 697

View: 312

This remarkable new dictionary represents the first attempt in some four centuries to record the state of development of English as used across the entire Caribbean region.

Precision Exercises

PLAY DEAD Retraining the deep neck flexors is paramount for reprogramming correct posture . Play dead is one of the better exercises for isolated retraining of these muscles . Why is it called " play dead ? " Imagine playing a game with ...

Author: Brian P. Lambert

Publisher: B. L. Enterprises, LLC

ISBN: 9780974809205

Category: Exercise therapy

Page: 210

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The Natural Classical Guitar

Each left - hand finger movement can be practiced with the same kind of staccato Play - Relax method as in the chord ... At any given time , the three fingers that are not playing learn to do almost nothing — they " play dead " if you ...

Author: Lee F. Ryan

Publisher: Bold Strummer Limited

ISBN: 9780933224506

Category: Guitar

Page: 290

View: 926

Wisden Dictionary of Cricket

(b) (vi)), and most notably if the umpire 'intervenes in a case of unfair play' (23 § 3.(b) (i)). In cases such as these the umpire calls 'dead ball' and signals to the scorers 'by crossing and re-crossing the wrists below the waist' ...

Author: Michael Rundell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408101610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 325

Do you know... - the difference between a chinaman and a doosra? - where to find cow corner, the V, and the corridor of uncertainty? - what Nelson, Merlyn and Michelle have to do with cricket? - how to get a ball to reverse-swing, or how the Duckworth/Lewis method works? - the origin of yorker, googly, and third man? The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket is the definitive guide to the noble game. This fully updated third edition is not only an A-Z guide to all things cricket, it also includes illustrations showing positions and strategy, and quotations from cricket literature worldwide - from 18th century match reports right up to the Darrell Hair affair. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in the game - from the seasoned aficionado to the youngest new recruit. If you've ever wondered why a batsman can expect a jaffa on a bunsen, or how to go aerial when you're on a shirtfront... this is the book for you.