Rather Be the Devil

'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Mirror * * * * * A CASE THAT WON'T DIE John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand.

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409159434

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Mirror * * * * * A CASE THAT WON'T DIE John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand. Brutally murdered in her hotel room forty years ago, her killer has never been found. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's dark heart is up for grabs. Young pretender Darryl Christie may have staked his claim on the city's underworld - but has criminal mastermind and Rebus' long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement? Or is he hiding in the shadows until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? Old Enemies. New Crimes. Rebus may be off the force, but he certainly isn't off the case. * * * * * 'Superbly told, impossible to put down ... underlines the treasure that Rebus has become' Daily Mail 'This elegantly crafted and witty thriller proves this old devil still has all the best tunes' Sunday Mirror 'Effortless plotting and a cracking narrative that keeps the reader gripped throughout' Daily Express

Rather Be the Devil

'Britain's No.1 crime writer' Mirror * * * * * A CASE THAT WON'T DIE John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand.

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409171430

Category:

Page: 320

View: 682

A CASE THAT WON'T DIE John Rebus can't close the door on the death of glamorous socialite Maria Turquand. Brutally murdered in her hotel room forty years ago, her killer has never been found. Meanwhile, Edinburgh's dark heart is up for grabs. Young Darryl Christie may have staked his claim, but has criminal mastermind and Rebus' long-time adversary, Big Ger Cafferty, really settled down to a quiet retirement? Or is he hiding in the shadows until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking? Old Enemies. New Crimes. Rebus may be off the force, but he certainly isn't off the case.

I d Rather Be the Devil

In documenting the singer's decline during the period of his greatest exposure, Stephen Calt challenges the values of blues enthusiasts and calls into question widely accepted beliefs about the blues genre, its history and its exponents.

Author: Stephen Calt

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 139

Skip James (1902–1969) was perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. Drawing on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, Stephen Calt here paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. And in doing so, Calt offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.


Neville The Devil

This sixth Jiggy McCue story sees the return of a character who first appeared in 'The Killer Underpants', namely Neville the Devil.

Author: Michael Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408306697

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 835

This sixth Jiggy McCue story sees the return of a character who first appeared in 'The Killer Underpants', namely Neville the Devil. Neville is part of the Little Devils network, and his reappearance in Jiggy's life brings chaos and confusion to young Jiggy and his friends Pete and Angie.


The Devil s Advocate

It displays itself accordingly in political and social rather than in industrial ... 75 operative Store with a capital of thirty 74 The Devil's Advocate .

Author: Percy Greg

Publisher: London Trübner 1878.

ISBN:

Category: Political science

Page:

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Devil Stories

In this hamlet a man , or rather a devil in human form , often made his appearance . Why he came , and whence , no one knew . He prowled about , got drunk ...

Author: Maximilian Josef Rudwin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Devil in literature

Page: 332

View: 788


The Devil and I

But even were he to love me less than he now loves me , I would still rather go with him , his friend , his slave , to be something to him , anything to him ...

Author: Sangrée

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 322

View: 159


Pyotshaw Or The Devil s Seat

I'd a thoosan ' times rather shit ye farther ben ! Gin ye wait there till I help ye oot , it'll be the day o ' Pentecost ! ” “ Ye micht , woman — ye micht !

Author: Frank Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 320

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Devil in Spring

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious-yet irresistible-rakes . . . perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn ...

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349407649

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 141

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious-yet irresistible-rakes . . . perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. 'Lisa Kleypas is the best' Sarah MacLean An eccentric wallflower . . . Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake . . . After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain. A perilous plot . . . After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavours have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy - and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realise their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven... 'Kleypas can make you laugh and cry - on the same page' Julia Quinn The Ravenels: Cold-Hearted Rake Marrying Winterborne Devil in Spring Hello Stranger Devil's Daughter Chasing Cassandra Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry' Library Journal, starred review 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Is it possible to give a book 6 stars? . . . [This] story has all of the forbidden romance, witty banter, and sigh-inducing declarations of love that you deserve' That's Normal



The Devil s Submission

Each book in the Fallen series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Surrender to Sin Book #2 The Devil’s Submission Book #3 The Seduction of Viscount Vice

Author: Nicola Davidson

Publisher: Entangled: Scorched

ISBN: 1633758125

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 277

Disinherited by his parents and estranged from his wife, Fallen pleasure club co-owner Lord Grayson ‘Devil’ Deveraux long ago learned to place his trust in ledgers rather than people. But his ice-cold reserve hides the scandalous truth: he’s a man who craves pain with his pleasure, and a loving lady to instruct him. Banished to the country when her whirlwind marriage collapsed, Lady Eliza Deveraux never knew why Grayson fell out of love with her: she’d tried so damned hard to quell her fiery self and be a proper, obedient wife. But when Eliza is forced to return to London and back into Grayson’s intoxicating world, banked passions reignite. Can a marriage built on secrets and pretense truly get a second chance? Each book in the Fallen series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Surrender to Sin Book #2 The Devil’s Submission Book #3 The Seduction of Viscount Vice

The Devil Is in the Details

Readers will find: • Details and analysis about successful systems in California, Ontario, and Australia • Ideas for how leaders at all levels can take steps to begin • Vignettes, actions and strategies that illustrate how to address ...

Author: Michael Fullan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544317964

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 911

Develop equity, excellence, and wellbeing across the whole system! Our world needs a transformation to survive. We need a moral imperative and a system transformation to survive for the better. The Devil is in the Details shows how we can re-think the education system and its three levels of leadership—local, middle, and top—so that each level can contribute to dramatic transformation whether individually or collectively. The focus is on examining details to ensure correct actions are taken, rather than assuming large pronouncements will drive change. Readers will find: Detailed cases and analyses of successful systems Ideas for how leaders at all levels can take steps to begin Actions and strategies for addressing equity, excellence and wellbeing


Ambrose Bierce The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs LOA 219

The Devil's Dictionary / Bits of Autobiography / selected stories Ambrose ... His country, or rather his section and State, made demands upon his time and ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598531832

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 528

A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.


Witchcraft Magic and Culture 1736 1951

Rather than being a dark , potent figure of evil , ever poised to cause suffering and woe to the Christian world , in folk tales the Devil was often a ...

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 862

This study traces the history of witchcraft and magic from 1736 (the year of the Witchcraft Act) to the year 1951, when the passing of the Fraudulent Mediums Act finally erased the concept of witchcraft from the statute books.