Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780804172103
Language: en
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In this latest installment of the Easy Rawlins series from beloved and bestselling author Walter Mosley, the L.A. private eye has his hands full with the investigation of a racially charged murder. Easy Rawlins has started a new detective agency with two trusted partners and has a diamond ring in his pocket for his longtime girlfriend Bonnie Shay. Finally, Easy's life seems to be heading towards something that looks like normalcy, but, inevitably, a case gets in the way. Easy's friend Mouse calls in a favor—he wants Easy to meet with Rufus Tyler, an aging convict whom everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour, has been charged with the murder of two white men. Joe is convinced the young man is innocent and wants Easy to prove it no matter what the cost. But seeing as how Seymour was found standing over the dead bodies, and considering the racially charged nature of the crime, that will surely prove to be a tall order.

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780307949783
Language: en
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In Little Green, Walter Mosley’s acclaimed detective Easy Rawlins returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of that haven for Los Angeles hippies, the Sunset Strip. He’s soon back in top form, cruising the gloriously psychedelic mean streets of L.A. with his murderous sidekick, Mouse. They’ve been hired to look for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

Surviving With Joe

Surviving With Joe
Author: Paul Andrulis
Release: 2022
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781304565938
Language: en
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Blood Grove

Blood Grove
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781474616577
Language: en
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Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles. But when Easy is approached by a shell-shocked Vietnam War veteran- a young white man who claims to have gotten into a fight protecting a white woman from a black man- he knows he shouldn't take the case. Though he sees nothing but trouble in the brooding ex-soldier's eyes, Easy, a vet himself, feels a kinship form between them. Easy embarks on an investigation that takes him from mountaintops to the desert, through South Central and into sex clubs and the homes of the fabulously wealthy, facing hippies, the mob, and old friends perhaps more dangerous than anyone else. Set against the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, BLOOD GROVE is ultimately a story about survival, not only of the body but also the soul. Widely hailed as "incomparable" (Chicago Tribune) and "dazzling" (Tampa Bay Times), Walter Mosley proves that he's at the top of his game in this bold return to the endlessly entertaining series that has kept fans on their toes for years.

Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep
Author: Joe Biden
Release: 2007-07-31
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781588366658
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling.”—Joe Biden Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep “A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling personal story.”—The New York Times “Moving . . . [Biden’s] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable.”—Salon

Rose Gold

Rose Gold
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780307949790
Language: en
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In the sixties era of black nationalism, political abductions, and epidemic police corruption, Easy’s latest case will pull him—unremittingly and inevitably—into the darkest underbelly of Los Angeles. Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, has been kidnapped by a black revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth. Their leader, Uhuru Nolicé, is holding her for ransom and if he doesn’t receive the money, weapons, and apology he demands, “Rose Gold” will die—horribly and publicly. So the authorities turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary lines to resolve this dangerous standoff and find Rose Gold before it’s too late.

Merge and Disciple

Merge and Disciple
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429988261
Language: en
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Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Merge and Disciple are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers? Merge Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library, the only thing his father left behind after he died. As Raleigh is trudging through the eighth volume, he notices something in his apartment that at first seems ordinary but quickly reveals itself to be from a world very different from our own. This entity shows Raleigh joy beyond the comforts of twenty-four million dollars....and merges our world with those that live beyond. Disciple Hogarth "Trent" Tryman is a forty-two-year-old man working a dead-end data entry job. Though he lives alone and has no real friends besides his mother, he's grown quite content in his quiet life, burning away time with television, the internet, and video games. That all changes the night he receives a bizarre instant message on his computer from a man who calls himself Bron. At first he thinks it's a joke, but in just a matter of days Hogarth Tryman goes from a data-entry clerk to the head of a corporation. His fate is now in very powerful hands as he realizes he has become a pawn in a much larger game with unimaginable stakes—a battle that threatens the prime life force on Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2010-11-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101445334
Language: en
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A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the literary icons of our time. Coming in March 2022 from Apple Plus , a six-part series starring Samuel L. Jackson Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.

Work Done for Hire

Work Done for Hire
Author: Joe Haldeman
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101637623
Language: en
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Joe Haldeman’s “adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim” (The Washington Post) and numerous honors for such works as The Forever War, The Accidental Time Machine, and the Marsbound trilogy. Now, the multiple Hugo and Nebula award–winning author pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move—and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them. Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a sniper, racking up sixteen confirmed kills. Now a struggling author, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. It’s an opportunity to build his writing career, and a future with his girlfriend, Kit Majors. But Jack’s other talent is also in demand. A package arrives on his doorstep containing a sniper rifle, complete with silencer and ammunition—and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a “bad man.” The twisted offer is genuine. The people behind it are dangerous. They prove that they have Jack under surveillance. He can’t run. He can’t hide. And if he doesn’t take the job, Kit will be in the crosshairs instead.

1000 Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Cookbook

1000 Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Cookbook
Author: Luz Zambrano
Release: 2021-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1803670592
Language: en
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Fire up your Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill with the first all-encompassing guide to the wildly popular egg-shaped ceramic cooker that's upended the world of barbecue. This 1000 Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Cookbook is a book of tips and tricks for creating magic with your grill. It contains 1000 Days Vibrant, Easy Recipes and Techniques recipes, a comprehensive guide on how the appliance works, and other nitty-gritty on the equipment. It includes: A Brief History of the Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Necessary Precautions for the Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Step-by-Step Operation of the Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill Tips and tricks for grilling with the Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill 1000 Days sumptuous, vibrant recipes perfect for Kamado Joe Ceramic Charcoal Grill. Get your copy! Gain access to meals that taste like Paradise.

The Law and the Lawless

The Law and the Lawless
Author: Art Downs
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Heritage House Publishing Co
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781772030273
Language: en
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Canada’s prairies were still sparsely populated. Crimes such as horse theft, random murders, and prison escapes were the order of the day, and the North West Mounted Police continued to rely on their horses, their contacts, and their wits to apprehend the culprits. By the mid-1930s, a sea change in technology and police science had changed the game. Major advances in transportation, communications, and sleuthing techniques made crime-solving a new art—but the criminals also had access to the new ways. The US had Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger, but Canada had its fair share of bad apples committing equally vicious crimes: a serial rapist and strangler who most often chose female proprietors of rooming houses as his victims; a father-and-son murder team, tracked by an enterprising detective all the way to Kentucky; and a group of murderous youths who sparked a manhunt across two provinces and a bloody shootout resulting in the deaths of four policemen. These stories offer an intriguing look at the skill, determination, and bravery of Prairie law enforcers as they risked their all to bring ruthless outlaws to justice.

The English household magazine

The English household magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 502
ISBN: OXFORD:555031109
Language: en
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Fearless Jones

Fearless Jones
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2001-06-05
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780759524675
Language: en
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Mosley returns to mysteries at last with his most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins. When Paris Minton meets a beautiful new woman, before he knows it he has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend, Fearless Jones, out of jail to help him.

The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates
Author: Tim Powers
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101575895
Language: en
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Take a dazzling journey through time with Tim Power’s classic, Philip K. Dick Award-winning tale... “There have been other novels in the genre about time travel, but none with The Anubis Gates’ unique slant on the material, nor its bottomless well of inventiveness. It’s literally in a class by itself, a model for others to follow, and it's easy to see how it put Powers on the map.”—SF Reviews Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time. Caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by Egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by Coleridge, Doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious Ashbless than he could ever have imagined possible...

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction
Author: Lucy Andrew,Samuel Saunders
Release: 2021-07-24
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9783030749897
Language: en
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This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective in order to accentuate their own abilities at solving crimes, or else to simply tell the story to the reader. Instead, essays in the collection explore the representations and functions of the detective’s sidekick across a range of forms and subgenres of crime fiction. By incorporating forms such as children’s detective fiction, comics and graphic novels and film and television alongside the more traditional fare of novels and short stories, this book aims to break down the boundaries that sometimes exist between these forms, using the sidekick as a defining thread to link them together into a wider conceptual argument that covers a broad range of crime narratives.

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Walter Mosley
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385535991
Language: en
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When Walter Mosley burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his first Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress—a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright—he captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Eleven books later, Easy Rawlins is one of the few private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called iconic and immortal. In the incendiary and fast-paced Little Green, he returns from the brink of death to investigate the dark side of L.A.’s 1960s hippie haven, the Sunset Strip. We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander “Little Green” Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem. Written with Mosley’s signature grit and panache, this engrossing and atmospheric mystery is not only a trip back in time, it is also a tough-minded exploration of good and evil, and of the power of guilt and redemption. Once again, Easy asserts his reign over the City of (Fallen) Angels.

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK
Author: Murray Leinster
Release: 2015-11-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Pages: 1822
ISBN: 9781479407712
Language: en
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This volume assembles 25 complete novels and short stories by Murray Leinster, published between 1919 and 1963. Included are such science fiction classics as "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Space Tug," and "Operation Terror," as well as rarities like "A Thousand Degrees Below Zero," "The Gallery Gods," and "Nerve." Also includes a biographical introduction and a selected bibliography. Complete list of contents: INTRODUCTION THE RUNAWAY SKYSCRAPER (1919) A THOUSAND DEGREES BELOW ZERO (1919) THE MAD PLANET (1920) THE GALLERY GODS (1921) THE RED DUST (1921) NERVE (1921) MORALE: A STORY OF THE WAR OF 1941-43 (1931) THE FIFTH-DIMENSION TUBE (1933) INVASION (1933) SPACE PLATFORM (1953) SPACE TUG (1953) THE INVADERS (1953) OPERATION: OUTER SPACE (1954) SAM, THIS IS YOU (1955) SCRIMSHAW (1955) THE MACHINE THAT SAVED THE WORLD (1957) THE MONSTER FROM EARTH'S END (1959) THE ALIENS (1959) LONG AGO, FAR AWAY (1959) THE LEADER (1960) THE AMBULANCE MADE TWO TRIPS (1960) PARIAH PLANET (1961) OPERATION TERROR (1962) TALENTS, INCORPORATED (1962) THE HATE DISEASE (1963) MURRAY LEINSTER: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 260+ entries in the MEGAPACK® series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, author collections...and much, much more!

Space Platform Serapis Classics

Space Platform  Serapis Classics
Author: Murray Leinster
Release: 2017-11-12
Editor: Serapis Classics
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9783963134500
Language: en
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Reaching for the Stars.... Ever since ancient man first gazed in wonder at the stars, humanity has dreamed of traveling to outer space. Now scientists agree that space-flight may very soon become a reality. Space Platform tells of man's first step into outer space ... of the difficulties and dangers of reaching for the stars. It is also an exciting adventure. When young Joe Kenmore came to Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the Platform he hadn't bargained for sabotage or murder or love. But Joe learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project. He found that the beautiful girl he loved, and men like The Chief, a rugged Indian steelworker, and Mike, a midget who made up for his size by brains, would have to fight with their bare hands to make man's age old dream of space travel come true!

The Bottoms

The Bottoms
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307742667
Language: en
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The Edgar Award winning thriller The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting formwith echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee. Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottoms of the Sabine River, their small town is instantly charged with tension. When a second body turns up, this time of a white woman, there is little Harry can do from stopping his Klan neighbors from lynching an innocent black man. Together with his younger sister, Harry sets out to discover who the real killer is, and to do so they will search for a truth that resides far deeper than any river or skin color.

Space Platform

Space Platform
Author: Murray Leinster
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: 谷月社
Pages: 212
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Language: en
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There wasn’t anything underneath but clouds, and there wasn’t anything overhead but sky. Joe Kenmore looked out the plane window past the co-pilot’s shoulder. He stared ahead to where the sky and cloud bank joined—it was many miles away—and tried to picture the job before him. Back in the cargo space of the plane there were four big crates. They contained the pilot gyros for the most important object then being built on Earth, and it wouldn’t work properly without them. It was Joe’s job to take that highly specialized, magnificently precise machinery to its destination, help to install it, and see to its checking after it was installed. He felt uneasy. Of course the pilot and co-pilot—the only two other people on the transport plane—knew their stuff. Every imaginable precaution would be taken to make sure that a critically essential device like the pilot gyro assembly would get safely where it belonged. It would be—it was being—treated as if it were a crate of eggs instead of massive metal, smoothed and polished and lapped to a precision practically unheard of. But just the same Joe was worried. He’d seen the pilot gyro assembly made. He’d helped on it. He knew how many times a thousandth of an inch had been split in machining its bearings, and the breath-weight balance of its moving parts. He’d have liked to be back in the cargo compartment with it, but only the pilot’s cabin was pressurized, and the ship was at eighteen thousand feet, flying west by south....