Rather Be the Devil

A twisted tale of power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316342575

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller 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 - on the same night a famous rock star and his entourage where also staying there - 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. His inquiries reunite him with his old pals-Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox-as they attempt to uncover the financial chicanery behind the savage beating of an upstart gangster, a crime that suggests the notorious old school crime boss Big Ger Cafferty has taken to retirement as poorly as Rebus himself. As he connects the mysteries of the past to the those of the present, Rebus learns - the hard way - 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. A twisted tale of power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

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

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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.

The Drama of Earth

I will go home and say I ' ve seen the devil , Who tempts the world still with the
evil fruit ! [ Excit . LAND . Ha ! I would rather be the devil really , so I could keep all
the women in such fear of me that I should get rid of their annoyances ; yet , I
have ...

Author: Jerome Kidder

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Temperance

Page: 360

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Sermons for Children s Masses

... to curb your passions . Many have done great things to gain heaven , as you
have heard . The martyrs sacrificed their lives — will you do less than they ? Will
you for a momentary pleasure renounce heaven ? Will you rather be a devil in
hell ...

Author: Raphael Frassinetti

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's sermons

Page: 365

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The Ante Nicene Fathers

And that angel who the other creatures , consequently , are of neceswas cast
down to earth , finding no further ad - sity ... not so much to do hurt to the race of
that what we have said concerning the devil man , as rather to be set at nought "
4 by ...

Author: Alexander Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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The Dealings of God Man and the Devil

After and God made us so that it might be the case some talk , I gave them some
handbills . ... and I over - brightness of that sweet world ; therefore I heard the
word meeting ; which induced me think they had rather be in hell ; and the to ask ,
if ...

Author: Lorenzo Dow

Publisher:

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Category:

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Between the Devil and the Deep Sea

You must let me send for Colonel Searle to - morrow , Lady Mary ; he will be here
by the end of the week . ' " I can ' t understand why that should be so ... I had a
great deal rather be quite alone . I came down here to be quite alone . ' ' Oh , if ...

Author: Stella M. Düring

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 356

View: 534


The Ante Nicene Fathers

And that angel who the other creatures , consequently , are of neceswas cast
down to earth , finding no further ad - sity ... not so much to do hurt to the race of
that what we have said concerning the devil man , as rather to be set at nought "
4 by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page:

View: 394


Woke Up this Mornin

Devil Got My Woman You know I ' d rather be the ol ' devil , I would rather be the
devil than to be that woman ' s man , You know I ' d rather be the devil than to be
that woman ' s man . You know I ' m so sorry , You know I ' m so sorry that I ever ...

Author: A. X. Nicholas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 122

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Asmodeus Or The Devil Upon Two Sticks

Two more places must be kept : one for an old citizen , a great florist , who ,
having scarce enough to subsist on , is for ... with this profession ; nay , I would
even rather be an inconsiderable country gentleman of a thousand ducats a -
year .

Author: Alain René Le Sage

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 332

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I d Rather Be Laughing

Incidentally, it might be wise to remember that Satan is the enemy of our souls;
the soul is the devil's playground. It is his voice that whispers messages to
discourage us, diminish us, and condemn us. It's his voice that suggests God
could ...

Author: Marilyn Meberg

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418558087

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Heartbreaking losses can steal the cheer from anyone's life. But here's a way to overcome the tribulations that threaten your happiness and shadow your days. In this clever and inspirational book, experienced counselor and popular speaker Marilyn Meberg shows you how to triumph and choose to laugh instead of cry. With warm encouragement, contagious enthusiasm, and a dash of mischievous humor, she shares the powerful medicine of God's Word. As the light of His love courses through your heart, you'll soon find yourself agreeing: I'd Rather Be Laughing!

I d Rather be Reading Jane Austen

Instead , men would carry about them , such things as were necessary to express
the particular Business they are to ... moral vocabulary of his age is reminiscent of
Ambrose Bierce ' s definitions in The Devil ' s Dictionary : Absurdity , nloun ) .

Author: Alan Downie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page: 20

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A History and Critical Analysis of Blake s 7 the 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

The Star Trek adventure was essentially identical to its source, but with the stakes
being the survival of the starship ... or pacifism, but by Blake's realization that he
would rather be pursued by the devil he does know, Travis, then the devil he is ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.

Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated

The devil urged Dunbar to join the friars, but Dunbar responded that he would
rather be a bishop. The devil disappeared with “stink and fyrie smoke.” Much of
the macabre humor of the sixteenth-century Howleglass takes place on the hero's
 ...

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595554793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.

I d Rather be Right Than Happy

There are ator made babies but variations of this game you bring to bed. the
Devil made sex ,.„ ... . . _ . . , , , . ,. When you withdraw sex by getting Frigid or
Impotent you are using the strongest weapon that exists to retaliate against
another ...

Author: Theresa M. Benjamin

Publisher: Coda Publications

ISBN: 9780910390668

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

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