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Death To The Landlords

by Ellis Peters

Landlords the world over are not the most popular people, and there is little mourning when the greedy, ruthless Mahendralal Bakhle is blown up in his boat on the beautiful Periyar Lake. Suspicion falls on the boat-boy who died with him, but Dominic Felse, one of a party of young tourists accidentally involved in the fatality, is not convinced of the boy's guilt. And when they move on it seems that the terror is still pursuing them. Violence and death erupt yet again in the home of a very different landowner, where Dominic and his friends are guests, and follow them relentlessly south to the very tip of India, where Dominic and the Swami Premanathanand, a man of peace, unravel a deadly Indian rope trick of hatred and murder.

Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

by Dan Wetzel Josh Peter Jeff Passan

A team of award-winning sports reporters takes down the Great Satan of college sports: the Bowl Championship Series. -- Every college sport picks its champion by a postseason tournament, except for one: Division I-A football. Instead of a tournament, fans are subjected to the Bowl Championship Series, an arcane mix of polling and mathematical rankings that results in just two teams playing for the championship. It is, without a doubt, the most hated institution in all of sports. A recent Sports Illustrated poll found that more than 90 percent of sports fans oppose the BCS, yet this system has remained in place for more than a decade. Built upon top-notch investigative reporting, Death to the BCS at last reveals the truth about this monstrous entity and offers a simple solution for fixing it. Death to the BCS includes findings from interviews with power players, as well as research into federal tax records, Congressional testimony, and private contracts, revealing: *The truth behind the "Cartel"--the anonymous suits who run the BCS and who profit handsomely by protecting it *The flawed math and corruption that determine which teams participate in the national championship *How the system hurts competition by perpetuating "cupcake" schedules *How "mid-major" teams are systematically denied a chance to play for the championship *How a comprehensive sixteen-team playoff plan can solve the problem while enhancing profitability. The first book to lay out the unseemly inner workings of the BCS in full detail, Death to the BCS is a rousing manifesto for bringing fairness back to one of our most beloved sports.

Death Tolls

by John E. Stith

DEATH TOLLS by John E. Stith Television news on Mars can be murder. Ex-investigative reporter Dan Kettering watches the Martian telecast showing the aircraft crash that killed someone close to him: his brother. Before long, the police convince Dan to get back in the news business, but not as a reporter. This time around he's got a new face, a new name, and he's not a reporter; he's a driver. Dan resisted the police at first, but one factor changes his mind. The crash that killed his brother's wasn't necessarily an accident. His undercover assignment puts him close to Janet Vincent, one of the reporters on the team that uncannily seems to reach almost every disaster scene before their competition. Stith's work has been nominated for the Nebula-Award, and has included a Hugo Award honorable mention. Complete information on Stith's work may be found at www.neverend.com. The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking John E. Stith for providing his accessible digital book to this community.

Death (Tough Topics)

by Patricia J. Murphy

Tough Topics Death * Why do people die? * How do people feel when a loved one has died? * How can people cope with grief? Read Death to learn about the feelings many people experience when they are grieving for a loved one. This sensitive book explores the ways people remember their loved ones and provides reassurance to any reader who has lost someone close to them. Books in the Tough Topics series offer a first introduction to difficult issues that many young people face. Each book offers straightforward information about the subject, answering common questions students may have to help them make informed decisions. Titles in the series: Alcohol, Death, Divorce and Separation, Drugs, Illness Moving, Safety Around the House, Tobacco.

Death Train to Boston

by Dianne Day

Autumn 1908 finds Caroline Fremont Jones and her partner in love and work, Michael Kossoff, traveling incognito, riding the rails from San Francisco to Boston. The railroad hired the sleuthing couple to investigate a series of accidents. But before they can solve the mystery, they become victims of the worst mishap yet when their train blows up near Salt Lake City. Was it a callous act of vandalism-or something even more sinister? Michael isn't about to let his injuries slow down his search for answers. . . or for Fremont, who has not been seen since the accident-dead or alive. Fortunately, the badly injured Fremont was rescued from the train's wreckage. But her unlikely savior, the leader of a breakaway Mormon sect, has hidden her away in his remote wilderness community. It seems that Melancthon Pratt has big plans for Fremont. . . not the least of which is for her to become his sixth wife. Now Fremont's only hope is that her genius for artifice will help her devise an escape. That is, unless Michael, shadowed by an old nemesis and a mysterious stranger, can find her before a heartless killer claims both their lives. From the Paperback edition.

Death Trap

by John D. Macdonald

In life, Jane Ann never had much use for a halo, but in her violent death she finally earned one. When they found a suspect, everyone relaxed except Hugh MacReedy. Maybe he should have stayed out of it, but MacReedy owed a big debt to the patsy they were sending to the electric chair in a week. And he would have stayed out of it, if he'd known what his chances were of coming out alive . . .

Death Trap

by M. William Phelps

A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother. . .compelling! --New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean"Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." --Suspense MagazineIt started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex's house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies were found in a burned-out car on a lonely Georgia road. . .and investigators pieced together a shattering story of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's bitter rage, and a thirst for revenge that led to cruel, unflinching murder. Updating this gripping true-life thriller with shocking new details, M. William Phelps uncovers the cold heart of an unthinkable crime."One of America's finest true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison BrennanIncludes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

Death Traps

by Belton Y. Cooper

"Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone. . . . His stories are vivid, enlightening, full of life--and of pain, sorrow, horror, and triumph."--STEPHEN E. AMBROSE From his Foreword"In a down-to-earth style, Death Traps tells the compelling story of one man's assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. This was a dangerous job that often required him to travel alone through enemy territory, and the author recalls his service with pride, downplaying his role in the vast effort that kept the American forces well equipped and supplied. . . . [Readers] will be left with an indelible impression of the importance of the support troops and how dependent combat forces were on them."--Library Journal"[DEATH TRAPS] FILLS A CRITICAL GAP IN WW2 LITERATURE. . . . IT'S A TRULY UNIQUE AND VALUABLE WORK."--G.I. JournalFrom the Paperback edition.

Death Troopers: Star Wars

by Joe Schreiber

When the Imperial prison barge Purge-temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy' s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves-breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back-bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.And death is only the beginning. The Purge's half-dozen survivors- two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board-will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Death Under the Dryer (Fethering Mystery #8)

by Simon Brett

Carole had never had such a bad hair day! The last thing she expected when she went for a trim at 'Connie's Clip Joint' was to find the body of Kyra, Connie's assistant, in the back room, strangled. Immediately involving her friend and neighbour Jude, Carole becomes determined to investigate the death. Meanwhile Kyra's boyfriend Nathan Locke has vanished. His family, an eccentric, controlling bunch don't seem overly concerned. Instead they are bizarrely obsessed with a family board game which seems to provide a host of clues as to Nathan's whereabouts. Can Carole and Jude unravel the clues and discover the truth before someone is falsely accused, or before the killer makes a second deadly move? And how many haircuts can a middle-aged sleuth have before people become suspicious?!

Death Valley Rocks & Minerals (Destinations In Science)

by David C. Brummett

Death Valley impresses more than a million visitors each year, and anyone with a feeling for geology surely considers it a choice destination. It is a vast showcase of rocks and landforms, testifying to geologic events over billions of years. And most compelling for specialists, Death Valley displays the evidence and effects of extreme crustal extension, revealing the rarely seen doings of the deep crust in a setting where the faults and rocks are exposed in extraordinary detail.

Death Waits for You

by Donna Anders

Ann Rule warned readers to "Lock the doors!" before delving into Donna Anders' terrifying thriller Afraid of the Dark. Now, Anders ratchets up the suspense in the electrifying story of a woman battling a chilling truth: Death Waits for You When aspiring novelist Savannah Blum is asked to write the history of the Hawthornes, a prominent New York family, it's a dream come true. But as her research exposes secrets that go back generations, a mysterious figure shadows her every move -- following, watching, waiting to strike. Along the Hudson River, women are being savagely mutilated. Is it the work of a serial killer who vanished more than thirty years ago? Or is it a copycat with an even more insatiable blood thirst? Sexy Simon Hawthorne is keeping a protective eye on Savannah as evil closes in, but only she can discover the link between past and present. . . . Only she can catch the killer. . . . Only she can save her own life . . .

Death Waits for You

by Donna Anders

Ann Rule warned readers to "Lock the doors!" before delving into Donna Anders' terrifying thriller Afraid of the Dark. Now, Anders ratchets up the suspense in the electrifying story of a woman battling a chilling truth: Death Waits for You When aspiring novelist Savannah Blum is asked to write the history of the Hawthornes, a prominent New York family, it's a dream come true. But as her research exposes secrets that go back generations, a mysterious figure shadows her every move -- following, watching, waiting to strike. Along the Hudson River, women are being savagely mutilated. Is it the work of a serial killer who vanished more than thirty years ago? Or is it a copycat with an even more insatiable blood thirst? Sexy Simon Hawthorne is keeping a protective eye on Savannah as evil closes in, but only she can discover the link between past and present. . . . Only she can catch the killer. . . . Only she can save her own life . . .

Death Walks Tonight

by Anthony Horowitz

The horror stories selected by Horowitz are: Secret Terror by Pete Johnson; Battleground by Stephen King; The Vacancy by Robert Westall; The Twitch by Guy de Maupassant; Freebies by Laurence Staig; Man from the South by Roald Dahl; and The Werewolf Mask by Kenneth Ireland.

Death Warmed Over

by Anderson Kevin J

A darkly funny, wonderfully original detective tale. --Kelley ArmstrongSingle Dead Detective Seeks ClueEver since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it's been hell being a detective--especially for zombie P. I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines "dead on arrival. " But just because he was murdered doesn't mean he'd leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching. Now he's back from the dead and back in business--with a caseload that's downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using "spell check" on its magical tomes. And he's got to figure out a very personal question--Who killed him? For Dan Chambeaux, it's all in a day's work. (Still, does everybody have to call him "Shamble"?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the P. I. in R. I. P. . . . with a vengeance. "Wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying. This is a big juicy bite of zombie goodness. Two decaying thumbs up!"--Jonathan Maberry"Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino in the fantasy adventure genre. "--The Daily Rotation"An unpredictable walk on the weird side. Prepare to be entertained. " --Charlaine Harris

Death Warmed Over

by Kevin J. Anderson

"A darkly funny, wonderfully original detective tale."--Kelley ArmstrongSingle Dead Detective Seeks ClueEver since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it's been hell being a detective--especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines "dead on arrival." But just because he was murdered doesn't mean he'd leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching. Now he's back from the dead and back in business--with a caseload that's downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using "spell check" on its magical tomes. And he's got to figure out a very personal question--Who killed him? For Dan Chambeaux, it's all in a day's work. (Still, does everybody have to call him "Shamble"?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the P.I. in R.I.P. . ..with a vengeance. "Wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying. This is a big juicy bite of zombie goodness. Two decaying thumbs up!"--Jonathan Maberry"Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino in the fantasy adventure genre."--The Daily Rotation"An unpredictable walk on the weird side. Prepare to be entertained." --Charlaine Harris

Death Watch (Detective Bill Slider series, #2)

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Determined to find the killer of a mysterious "John Smith" found murdered in a sleazy motel, Detective Inspector Bill Slider digs into the dead man's secret life and finds bizarre parallels to his own life. When another similar death in the recent past is found in another jurisdiction, Slider is intrigued. Then another past death is discovered and the mystery is really under way.

Death Watch (Undertaken #1)

by Ari Berk

Seventeen-year-old Silas Umber's father, Amos, mysteriously disappeared a year ago. Unbeknownst to his son, Amos was an Undertaker, responsible for settling the accounts of the dead in the Shadowland, the states of limbo binding spirits to earth. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother move back to Lichport, the town where his father worked to bring The Peace. There, Silas finds his father's Death Watch, the tool that allows the owner to see the dead, and he inadvertently becomes the new Undertaker. Now Lichport's secrets are making themselves known to Silas and it is up to him to settle the town's hidden history. With the help of some unlikely allies, Silas embarks on a path into the Shadowland to take up his new post--and ultimately find his father, dead or alive.s begins to unearth Lichport's secret history--and discovers that he has taken on his father's mantle as Lichport's Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father--no matter the cost.

Death Wave (Deep Black #9)

by Stephen Coonts Deborah Coonts William H. Keith

Deep within the NSA is Desk Three, a top-secret unit of special operatives inserted into the field when the threat is great and the response demands sensitivity and invisibility. Charlie Dean, a former Marine sniper, is a senior officer. With his colleagues Lia DeFrancesca and newcomer Ilya Akulinin, they form the core of a high-tech team known as Deep Black. Off the coast of Africa lie the beautiful Canary Islands, a resort destination of millionaires. Underneath this idyllic paradise is one of the most volatile fault lines in the world. There, an alliance between radical Islamic terrorists and a rogue element of the Chinese government is planning to unleash an act of unimaginable geological terrorism that could devastate the U. S. East Coast, striking it with waves up to a thousand feet high. They plan to set off nuclear devices to precipitate a gigantic landslide that will send a death-dealing tsunami across the Atlantic. In the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan twelve nuclear warheads, stolen by the Russian Mafia, are about to be smuggled out of the country and delivered into the hands of the conspirators. Charlie and Ilya go on an intercept mission, but before they can retrieve them, the weapons vanish. Meanwhile, in a hotel in New Jersey, a bestselling author is assassinated to prevent the release of his stranger-than-fiction story about an Islamic plot to change the course of history. Lia, Charlies girlfriend, is sent to Berlin to infiltrate the empire of a ruthless Chinese billionaire whose machinations have come to the attention of the NSA. She risks immediate execution if her true identity is revealed. Their paths all converge in the Canary Islands. Unless the Deep Black team intervenes, the islands could be the epicenter of an apocalypse, with millions of lives---and the entire world order---at stake.

The Death We Share (Patricia Delaney #3)

by Sharon Short

A DESPERATE DIVA SINGS HER SWAN SONG. When a sleazy TV program threatens to tell all about retired opera superstar Carlotta Moses--and the child she allegedly abandoned years ago--the singer's protective family engages investigator Patricia Delaney to find out who originated this whopper and buy them off. But is this tabloid tale possibly true? As Patricia plunges into a violent, heart-wrenching search for the facts, she faces an even uglier possibility. For within the mystery of Carlotta Moses's dark past lurks a chilling, infinitely more deadly secret. ...

Death Wears a Red Hat

by William X. Kienzle

It had been a relatively uneventful day for Squad Six. Their investigation into the death of Rudolph Ruggiero had uncovered very little. There were no latent fingerprints on the hat, no body, plenty of motives for the murder, and hundreds of probable suspects.

Death Will Get You Sober

by Elizabeth Zelvin

On Christmas Day, Bruce Kohler wakes up in detox on the Bowery in New York City. He knows it's time to change his life, but how can he stay sober without dying of boredom? When homeless alcoholics start to die unexpectedly, Bruce is surprised to find he cares enough to want to find out why. Most of them had been down and out for many years, but Bruce's friend Guff was different: a cynical aristocrat with a trust fund and some secrets. Two old friends give Bruce a second chance and agree to help him with his investigation: his best friend, Jimmy, a computer genius and history buff who's been in AA for years, and Jimmy's girlfriend Barbara, a counselor who sometimes crosses the line between helping and codependency. Barbara works a night shift at the detox and confronts a counselor who might still be dealing drugs. Bruce gets a job temping for Guff's arrogant nephew. Between the three of them, suspects start piling up. The trail leads back to the detox. Or does it? In Death Will Get You Sober, Bruce discovers that the church basements of AA are a small world in the big city of New York.As he grapples with staying sober, he finds that not drinking is only the beginning of coming back to life--a life he finds he wants to keep when it's threatened by a killer. Debut author Elizabeth Zelvin has used her expertise as an addiction councilor to pen a riveting mystery filled with memorable, realistic characters who are as flawed as they are heroic.

Death Will Help You Leave Him

by Elizabeth Zelvin

Recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his friends face new challenges when a person they were sponsoring at Al-Anon becomes the prime suspect in her abusive boyfriend's murder.

Death Wish

by Sean Howe Chris Sorrentino

Deep Focus is a series of film books with a fresh approach. Take the smartest, liveliest writers in contemporary letters and let them loose on the most vital and popular corners of cinema history: midnight movies, the New Hollywood of the sixties and seventies, film noir, screwball comedies, international cult classics, and more. Passionate and idiosyncratic, each volume of Deep Focus is long-form criticism that's relentlessly provocative and entertaining.Christopher Sorrentino's examination of Death Wish is the second entry in the series. The fourth collaboration between director Michael Winner and actor Charles Bronson, Death Wish was the apotheosis of a succession of films hitting screens during the seventies-including Bullitt, Dirty Harry, and Walking Tall-that tacked against a prevailing liberal wind in Hollywood cinema. Exploiting audience fears of a bestial "other" infesting American cities, and explicitly linking law and order with a pastoral ideal of the Old West (and exurban subdivisions), its glib endorsement of vigilantism infuriated liberal critics even as it filled theaters with cheering audiences. Sorrentino examines Death Wish in its various contexts-as movie, as provocation, as social commentary, as political tautology, and as depiction of urban life-and considers its lasting influence on cinema.

Death Wish

by Brian Garfield

In the wake of a chilling attack, an ordinary man decides to take revengeWhen his wife and daughter are attacked in their home, Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch. A professional man, soft around the middle, Paul lives happily isolated from the rougher side of New York City. As he nurses his gin headache, a call comes from his son-in-law asking him to come to the hospital. In a few hours, his world will collapse around him. As Paul slurped down his lunchtime gin, drug addicts broke into his cozy Upper West Side apartment. For a handful of money, they savagely beat Paul's wife and daughter, leaving his wife dead and his daughter comatose. After his shock wears off, and Paul realizes the police department is helpless, his thoughts turn to revenge--not just for him, but for every decent family broken by the dark forces of society.

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