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Black Tooth Grinis the first biography of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy metal band Pantera, who was murdered onstage in 2004 by a deranged fan-24 years to the day after John Lennon met a similar fate. Darrell Abbott began as a Kiss-inspired teenage prodigy who won dozens of local talent contests. With his brother, drummer Vinnie Abbott, he formed Pantera, becoming one of the most popular bands of the '90s and selling millions of albums to an intensely devoted fan base. While the band's music was aggressive, "Dime" was outgoing, gregarious, and adored by everyone who knew him. From Pantera's heyday to their implosion following singer Phil Anselmo's heroin addiction to Darrell's tragic end,Black Tooth Grinis a moving portrait of a great artist.
Vidocq! Master of disguise and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, Vidocq is a man whose name sends terror rippling through the Parisian underworld of 1818--and the inconsequential life of Hector Carpentier is violently shaken when Vidocq storms into it. A former medical student living in his mother's Latin Quarter boardinghouse, Hector finds himself dragged into a dangerous mystery surrounding the fate of the dauphin, the ten-year-old son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette presumed to have suffered a cruel death years earlier in Paris's dreaded Temple. But the truth of what happened may be even more shocking--and it will fall to an aimless young man and the most feared detective in Paris to see justice done for a frightened little boy in a black tower . . . no matter what the cost.
Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower is a masterpiece," the London Sunday Times concurred.
At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah Jones has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes (once for yes, twice for no). Mr. Hunt seems to be trying to tell Herculeah something, but his gruff nurse won't allow her to ask any questions. What is Mr. Hunt trying to say? Is it related to a murder that took place in the mansions black tower years ago? And who is the creepy old lady who lives in the mansion? Herculeah's friend Meat thinks she may be asking for trouble, but Herculeah Jones won't quit until she gets to the bottom of this mystery.
The Black Tower is a 350 page science fantasy novel first published in 1988 and written by the established science fiction Writer Richard A. Lupoff. This work is the first book in a series planned by Philip Jose Farmer and written by various authors. The concept of this series is typical of Farmer's science fiction; an alien race with super powers has created the Dungeon, a time Nexis, that they use to entrap beings from assorted worlds and manipulate them in nefarious ways. Bantam Spectra's summary reads as follows: Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi-leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Foliott, Clive's twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him! THE BLACK TOWER by Richard A. Lupoff, Nebula Award Nominee
"Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America, beyond the North American earth, to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons. These are poems nourished in an oral tradition, which also blaze and pulse on the page, beneath the reader's eye." -Adrienne Rich
BLAZE Red-hot reads from Temptation! She has a secret life that must remain secret Amalie Dove: A shy librarian causes a sensation writing very sexy stories under the name Madame X. When the media turns on the spotlight, it's her glamorous friend Lacey who plays the role of famous author of the Black Velvet books. Thomas Jericho: A cynical journalist uncovers the true identity of Madame X. But he isn't ready to expose her. Not until he first exposes those passions that obviously burn beneath little Amalie Dove's demure exterior.... But it's Jericho's walls that come tumbling down.
As a young South African woman of about twenty, Saartjie Baartman, the so-called "Hottentot Venus," was brought to London and placed on exhibit in 1810. Clad in the Victorian equivalent of a body stocking, and paraded through the streets and on stage in a cage she became a human spectacle in London and Paris. Baartman's distinctive physique became the object of ridicule, curiosity, scientific inquiry, and desire until and after her premature death. The figure of Sarah Baartman was reduced to her sexual parts. Black Venus 2010 traces Baartman's memory in our collective histories, as well as her symbolic history in the construction and identity of black women as artists, performers, and icons. The wide-ranging essays, poems, and images in Black Venus 2010 represent some of the most compelling responses to Baartman. Each one grapples with the enduring legacy of this young African woman who forever remains a touchstone for black women. Contributors include: Elizabeth Alexander, Holly Bass, Petrushka A Bazin, William Jelani Cobb, Lisa Gail Collins, Renée Cox, J. Yolande Daniels, Carole Boyce Davies, Leon de Wailly, Manthia Diawara, Diana Ferrus, Cheryl Finley, Nikky Finney, Kianga K. Ford, Terri Francis, Sander Gilman, Renée Green, Joy Gregory, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael D. Harris, Linda Susan Jackson, Kellie Jones, Roshini Kempadoo, Simone Leigh, Zine Magubane, E. Ethelbert Miller, Robin Mitchell, Charmaine Nelson, Tracey Rose, Radcliffe Roye, Bernadette Searle, Lorna Simpson, Debra S. Singer, Penny Siopis, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Michele Wallace, Carla Williams, Carrie Mae Weems, J. T. Zealy, and the editor.
A beautiful young woman is found dead and her cop husband is shot in the head, but still alive. Murder suicide? Maybe.
Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old "good girl" when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women, drawn to the power that certain men command--at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare; in a tragic car ride that we hope against hope will not end as we know it must end. One of the acknowledged masters of American fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has written a bold tour de force that parts the black water to reveal the profoundest depths of human truth.
From the author of "Family History" (" Poised, absorbing . . . a bona fide page turner" -- "The New York Times Book Review") and the best-selling memoir "Slow Motion," a spellbinding novel about art, fame, ambition, and family that explores a provocative question: Is it possible for a mother to be true to herself and true to her children at the same time? Clara Brodeur has spent her entire adult life pulling herself away from her famous mother, the renowned and controversial photographer Ruth Dunne, whose towering reputation rests on the unsettling nude portraits she took of her young daughter from the ages of three to fourteen. The Clara Series, which graced the walls of museums around the world as well as the pages of New York City tabloids that labeled the work pornographic, cast a long and inescapable shadow over its subject. At eighteen, when Clara might have entered university and begun to shape an identity beyond her sensationalized, unsought role in the New York art world, she fled to the quiet obscurity of small-town Maine, where she married and had a child, a daughter whom she has tried to shield from the central facts of her early life and her damaging role as her mother' s muse. Fourteen years later, Ruth Dunne is dying, and Clara is summoned to her bedside. Despite her anguish and ambivalence about confronting a family life she has repressed and denied for more than a decade, Clara returns. She finds Ruth surrounded, even in her illness, by worshipful interns, protective assistants, and her conniving art dealer. Once again, she is Clara Dunne, the object of curiosity, the girl in the photos. Except this time she has her own daughter tothink about-- a girl who at nine looks strikingly like the girl in Ruth' s photos-- and she yearns to protect her, to insulate her from the exposure that will inevitably result when her two worlds, New York and Maine, collide. As Clara charts a path connecting her childhood with her adult life, Shapiro' s novel weaves together past and present in images as stark and intense as the photographs that tore the Dunnes apart. A brilliant examination of motherhood-- a novel that pits artistic inspiration against maternal obligation and asks whether the two can ever be fully reconciled-- "Black & White" explores the limits and duties of family loyalties, and even of love. Gripping, haunting, psychologically complex, this is Shapiro at her captivating best.
Seven men. Seven killers. Five already dead. Struck down by the bloody hand of vengeance. Herne's vengeance. Only two remain alive. The Stanwyck twins, Mark and Luke. And they think they're safe behind the thick walls of the lofty mansion called Mount Abora. Protected by an army of hired guns. Protected by the fierce, dominant love of their mother. Protected by the thick drifts of snow and ice in the High Sierras. But they weren't reckoning on Herne's cussedness and his bitter determination to finish his quest in blood. Their blood. And they certainly weren't reckoning on his teaming up with the albino, Whitey Coburn....
#1 bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with an explosive new novel about a woman at an emotional crossroads--and the men left in her wake. Isis Tatum knows firsthand the way love can mess up a person. After all, she saw her mother drive a truck through the home of her father's mistress before killing her dad. And ever since Isis was a teenager, her love life has been a series of disasters: Her first sweetheart was executed by the state of Virginia, and her next lover was sent to jail for murder. Now Isis is a successful jewelry designer, but she remains a failure with men. When she meets Logic, a Las Vegas high roller who treats her like a princess, Isis reckons she's finally struck gold-literally. Logic sees to it that her custom pieces of jewelry are seen on the hottest rap stars and pro athletes.But when this Mr. Right ends up in jail too, Isis starts to believe that she's cursed, that she's a true Black Widow. Always one to roll with the punches, she embraces her life and walks bravely down all its twisted paths, taking her business to unprecedented heights while letting the men who dare to get involved with her take their chances."Few writers working in the field today bring the drama quite as dramatically as Nikki Turner. . . . [She's] a master at weaving juicy, 'hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption."-Vibe.com"Turner [takes] street literature to the next level, further proving that she is indeed 'The Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction.'"-UrbanPublicity.com.
Espionage takes to the twenty-first-century playing fields, where rules are broken--and remade--outside the reach of governments and the law. Agents recruited for the clandestine organization known as Room 59 play hard, play for keeps. . . or die trying. But now new Room 59 agent Ajza Manaev, a top MI-6 operative, discovers just how high the stakes really are when she goes undercover inside Chechnya's terrorist training camps, where bitter young widows harness their hate as suicide bombers. Ajza doesn't know she's being manipulated by many sides of a deadly game. Her mysterious Room 59 handler has his own agenda, while the secret, silent mastermind behind a global destabilization plot hopes to push Ajza's loyalties to the breaking point. And in a game where the ground is always shifting, Ajza is inducted by hellfire into Room 59's harsh reality: she's on her own.
Her attempt at seduction the night before his marriage had nearly been his undoing. Wealthy businessman Damon Asteriades had pushed aside all thoughts of brash Rebecca Grainger for years, until circumstances forced him to bring her back to his family's estate. There was no reason for him to become further involved with the woman society had dubbed the black widow bride. . . save the intense passion that still burned hot between them. That, and a three-year-old secret she was protecting.
The bride and bridesmaids had a pretty wild bachelorette party and someone had secretly taped it. Now the person wants money or he'll put the videotape on the Internet.
A new house is shielded by a tall stone wall. The only way in is through an iron gate decorated with black widow spiders. Benny is certain the new neighbors are hiding something.
Pool-playing legend Jeanette Lee--"the Black Widow," who wears only black during tournaments and devours her opponents--explains every aspect of playing to win, from holding the cue to performing combination, kiss, and trick shots. Lee shows wannabe winners of every level how to compete intelligently, lose gracefully, win frequently, stay focused, and achieve goals in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This hip, engaging guide to the game is designed to turn you into the player to beat--in basements, bar leagues, local tournaments, and beyond.
Mystery about a what happens to a woman who killed her abusive husband after she is released from prison.
A novel of love and intrigue in 18th century England, when George I has ascended the throne but many are determined that James Edward Stuart will rule.
From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly entertaining short stories of horror and the macabre! Taking their inspiration from works by Lovecraft himself, prominent writers such as Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Stableford, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Shea, Darrell Schweitzer, Donald R. Burleson, and David J. Schow delve deep into the psyche, expanding on concepts H.P. Lovecraft created and taking them in new directions. The result is stories that are wholly original, some even featuring Lovecraft himself as a character. Black Wings editor S.T. Joshi is the recognized authority on all things Lovecraftian, and is famous for his restorations of Lovecraft's original works. He has assembled a star-studded line-up in a book that is essential for every horror library. Including: Pickman's Other Model - Caitlín R. Kiernan Desert Dreams - Donald R. Burleson Engravings - Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Copping Squid - Michael Shea Passing Spirits - Sam Gafford The Broadsword - Laird Barron Usurped - William Browning Spencer Denker's Book - Davd J. Schow Inhabitants of Wraithwood - W.H Pugmire The Dome - Mollie L. Burleson Rotterdam - Nicholas Royle Tempting Providence - Jonathan Thomas Howling in the Dark - Darrell Schweitzer The Truth About Pickman - Brian Stableford Tunnells - Philip Haldeman The Correspondence of Cameron Thaddeus Nash - Annotated by Ramsey Campbell Violence, Child of Trust - Michael Cisco Lesser Demons - Norman Partridge An Eldritch Matter - Adam Niswander Substitutions - Michael Marshall Smith Susie - Jason Van Hollander
A play which offers a sharp analysis of the seedy, selfish, and mean aspects of middle-class society in urban India.
One of the first Forgotten Realms titles ever published, now available as an eBook!Released in 1988, Black Wizards was the second novel in the first trilogy ever published in the Forgotten Realms setting.
They call him Ghost, an elusive assassin-for-hire. His next target is Washington, D.C. His aim is to paralyze the government. His goal is to settle an old score. Link Anderson is the one man who can stop him. A veteran of the Gulf War, Link has returned to Montana and his Blackfoot ancestry to learn of his heritage and to understand the premonitions which come to him in dreams. Premonitions of death and destruction. History has brought on this brutal confrontation. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, who is the hunter, and who is the prey? The answers lie in the past, and with the shaman once known as BLACK WOLF.
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