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

Rebus investigates a cold case that just turned red hot.

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316342568

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 809

Rebus investigates a cold case that just turned red hot. As he settles into an uneasy retirement, Rebus has given up his favorite vices. There's just one habit he can't shake: he can't let go of an unsolved case. It's the only pastime he has left, and up until now, it's the only one that wasn't threatening to kill him. But when Rebus starts reexamining the facts behind the long-ago murder of a glamorous woman at a luxurious hotel, the past comes roaring back to life with a vengeance. And as soon as Rebus starts asking questions about the long-forgotten crime, a fresh body materializes. As he connects the mysteries of the past to those of the present, Rebus learns that he's not the only one with an insatiable curiosity about what happened in that hotel room forty years ago, and that someone will stop at nothing to ensure that the crime remains ancient history.

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: 879

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.


Speak of the Devil

It was quite possible that their own countrymen might make a descent and
plunder everything . Anything was possible . In this hamlet a man , or rather a
devil in human form , often made his appearance . Why he came , and whence ,
no one ...

Author: Sterling North

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran

ISBN:

Category: Devil in literature

Page: 334

View: 326

"Anthology of the appearances of the devil in the literature of the western world."--Foreword.

The Devil s Agent

... words , to invade South Korea by force of arms and conquer it . " " Wouldn't this
mean war with America ? ” I objected . " It undoubtedly would , " said Dr. Wang . "
And do the North Koreans know this —or rather THE DEVIL'S AGENT ( 265 )

Author: Hans Habe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 208

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Tenth century Latinity

For when Rather wanted to find out more about the saint , he had to rely on
traditional oral accounts : no written account existed . The story of St . Metro ' s life
follows - his youthful ambition , ensnarement by the devil , recognition of his own
 ...

Author: Peter L. D. Reid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 699


Claudel Studies

In a moment of lucidity just before this same paragraph break , Gradère himself
offers a non - supernatural explanation . He did not kill Aline because the Devil
wanted him to , but rather to avoid being denounced and exposed by her . " Il l'
avait ...

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Presbyterian Outlook

First, but not Last Is it really possible for a man to believe in Christ and yet not
have the mind of Christ, to be rather a spokeman of the devil, to hinder rather
than to help Christ's cause, to be fighting in the ranks of those who are opposed
rather ...

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Category: Presbyterianism

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The Anatomy of Evil

However , we find also in The Devil's LawCase one rather clumsily didactic
repetition of a typical Webster device : the colour scheme employed as a visual
statement of the appearance – reality problem ; a symbolic use of black and white
on ...

Author: Anders Dallby

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 236

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Cithara

Yea , marry , quod he , and of the devil too , rather than fail , as the Lombard did
for the gout : that , when he had long called upon God and our Lady and all the
holy company of heaven and yet felt himself never the better , he began at last to
 ...

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Category: American essays

Page:

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The Devil

Anselm rejected Gregory ' s idea that ' God was bound to strive with the Devil by
justice , rather than by force ' . ' I cannot see ' , argued Anselm , ' what force this
argument has ' . Man deserved to be punished , but the Devil , insisted Anselm ...

Author: Harry N Abrams

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Through paintings, sculpture, and the decorative arts, Luther Link examines common perceptions of the Devil's image and attributes - his tail, horns, flaming hair, pitchfork. Yet, as Link shows, there is no one standard depiction of Satan, just as he has no one name. Behind the mask of evil, he has taken a bewildering variety of forms: he can be the bloated and wanton cannibal of Giotto's Last Judgment; he can be half wise old man, half malevolent monster; he can even be beautiful and grand, as in the Limbourg Brothers' Fall of Lucifer. Link's compelling text identifies for the first time the origins of many of the Devil's features, provides new perspectives on the image of the Devil today and in medieval and early Renaissance times, and offers unexpected insights or artworks ranging from illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, and reliefs to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. Drawing on original textual sources, including colorful accounts of the Devil's origins in the Bible, the Apocrypha, the writings of St. Augustine, and reports on the intrigues of popes and emperors, Link produces a fresh view of this powerful and mysterious figure.

God s Message and the Messengers

Every man conquers , either for God or for the Devil . If he does the will of God ,
rather than the will of the Devil , he conquers for God . Conversely , if he does the
will of the Devil , rather than the will of God , he conquers for the Devil . To live is
 ...

Author: Richard E. Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christianity

Page: 377

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Devil on the Stairs

Rather than write art criticism and select ploitative persisted among many who
contrasted evidence to prove this or that ... Insofar as the tion late in the decade ,
the final indignity seemed devil on the stairs has been my collaborator rather at ...

Author: Robert Storr

Publisher: Univ Pennsylvania Inst of

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 164

Katalog over 1980'ernes kunst, som giver en karakteristik af 50 amerikanske og europæiske kunstnere

The Devil Takes a Holiday

I shouldn't have made that remark about the Devil , ” he said . “ It's an infernal
nuisance in every sense , but old Sam and his wife , the best couple I've ever had
, have taken it into their heads that the Devil has become a rather close
neighbour ...

Author: Alfred Noyes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 183

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The Devil s Account

Although the novel is a rather confused and unsuccessful attempt to open up a
range of sexual , psychological , ethical and religious themes ... The hero chases
after his missing wife though a magicalrealist dimension THE DEVIL ' S
ACCOUNT.

Author: Hugh Rayment-Pickard

Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd

ISBN:

Category: Christianity and literature

Page: 117

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Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy has charmed children and adults alike. The trilogy has been adapted for a hugely successful National Theatre production and the third volume, The Amber Spyglass, was the first children’s book to win the Whitbread prize. But the stories paint a disturbing picture of a corrupt and corrupting church, and culminate in the death of a fragile and impotent God. Religious opinion of the books has been strongly divided, with the Catholic Herald calling for them to be burned, while the Archbishop of Canterbury proposes that they be required reading in religious education. In the first serious literary critical analysis of Pullman’s writing, Rayment-Pickard examines the multitude of religious and mythological themes that run through the trilogy and his earlier writing, looking at Pullman’s literary influences and linking these with his own, very critical, view of organised religion.

The Complete Book of the Devil s Disciples

Rather than deal with the dead in necromancy or at a séance , you can get The
Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus ... SHOPPING FOR DEVIL WORSHIP
MATERIALS This is done in tiny bodegas in Hispanic neighborhoods ( Santería
being ...

Author: Leonard R. N. Ashley

Publisher: National Book Network

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 363

View: 102

This fourth book in Ashley's series traces the roots of the occult - devil worship, ritual killing, witchcraft, etc... throughout history. Written in reader-friendly but scholarly prose. Within these pages readers will find potions and charms, incantations and amulets. There are detailed descriptions of bloody rituals, the sensational black masses of France, the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and an introduction into the habits of werewolves and vampire

Devil s Lady

Miles watched her carefully , feeding her bits of information rather than the who
waiting for her reaction . “ The runner who took him stripped him of all his coins ,
so he had nothing to pay the garnish when they threw him in the common cell .

Author: Patricia Rice

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780451403254

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 881

Orphaned and lost after her father's murder, Faith Montague becomes the captive of highwayman Morgan de Lacy, a lawless rake whose rough exterior and fierce manner conceal the blood of a nobleman. Original.

Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained

Author: Una McGovern

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780550102157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 760

View: 206

Covering everything from cryptozoology and the Yeti to witchcraft, earth mysteries, folklore, ghosts, human oddities, the occult, parapsychology, spiritualism, and UFOs, a comprehensive resource looks a wide range of unexplained phenomena in a volume containing more than 1,300 objective, informative, and up-to-date entries.