The Whistler

The Whistler
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101967676
Language: en
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Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

Only in Whistler

Only in Whistler
Author: Stephen Vogler
Release: 2009
Editor: Harbour Publishing Company
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1550175041
Language: en
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For several weeks in February, the eyes of the world will be on Whistler, BC, as it hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the appetite for a story to go with the place will be extreme. Stephen Vogler has that story, and in this book he tells it fully for the first time. Vogler is one of those rare Whistlerites who actually grew up in Whistler and he has for some years been running a one-man crusade as writer, broadcaster and author of books to prove his hometown is not only a bona fide community, but a uniquely interesting one. Whistler begins in the days when the town had a mere 500 year-round residents who referred to weekend visitors as "turkeys" or "gorbies." His parents were old-school European alpinists who had given up a comfortable life in Vancouver so they could teach their children how to yodel and schuss in an appropriate setting. People like them, with names like Ples and Wilhelmsen, had developed the ski hill in the 1960s and together formed one of Whistler's founding cultures. The other founding culture was a swarming, partying mass of snow-hippies who lived rent-free in rough squatters' shacks and liked marijuana as much as they didn"t like wearing clothes. Their "high" spirits melded with the soberer tradition of the transplanted Tyroleans to produce a hybrid "only in Whistler" character that is equally devoted to serious skiing and unserious living. It was no accident that the first Whistlerite to win an Olympic gold medal also tested positive for cannabis, and successfully defended himself by arguing that just breathing the air in his hometown was enough to put him over the limit. If anybody doubts that story, they won't after reading Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town.

Witness to a Trial

Witness to a Trial
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Doubleday
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9780385542579
Language: en
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A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Best Seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, The Whistler. An Original E-Short. A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

The Whistler Book

The Whistler Book
Author: Sadakichi Hartmann
Release: 2020-08-03
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9783752399233
Language: en
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Reproduction of the original: The Whistler Book by Sadakichi Hartmann

The Judge s List

The Judge s List
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385546034
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.... Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense.... Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal). In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change. Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims. Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law. He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction. He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list? The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.

The Night Whistler

The Night Whistler
Author: Greg Woodland
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Text Publishing
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781925923537
Language: en
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A cracking rural crime debut that will have you on the edge of your seat until the final page

Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb

Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb
Author: Brian Finestone,Kevin Hodder
Release: 2012-01-15
Editor: Gordon Soules Book Publishers
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0987779605
Language: en
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This is a guidebook for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to maximize their experience at Whistler Blackcombski and snowboard resort. The book presents detailed information about the many ski areas on the mountains, including 120 runs not published on the resort's trail map. It includes 85 colour aerial photographs, providing unobstructed views of the countless opportunities available for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders to test their skills. Whistler Blackcomb is a premier ski and snowboard resort located in Canada's Coast Mountain Range. The resort is a two hours drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, and was one of the event sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The Unkindness of Ravens

The Unkindness of Ravens
Author: M. E. Hilliard
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781643856957
Language: en
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Librarian Greer Hogan matches wits with a deviously clever killer in M.E. Hilliard's chilling series debut, ideal for fans of Louise Penny and Dorothy L. Sayers. Greer Hogan is a librarian and an avid reader of murder mysteries. She also has a habit of stumbling upon murdered bodies. The first was her husband's, and the tragic loss led Greer to leave New York behind for a new start in the Village of Raven Hill. But her new home becomes less idyllic when she discovers her best friend sprawled dead on the floor of the library. Was her friend's demise related to two other deaths that the police deemed accidental? Do the residents of this insular village hold dark secrets about another murder, decades ago? Does a serial killer haunt Raven Hill? As the body count rises, Greer's anxious musings take a darker turn when she uncovers unexpected and distressing information about her own husband's death...and the man who went to prison for his murder . She is racked with guilt at the possibility that her testimony may have helped to convict an innocent man. Though Greer admires the masters of deduction she reads about in books, she never expected to have to solve a mystery herself. Fortunately, she possesses a quick wit and a librarian's natural resourcefulness. But will that be enough to protect her from a brilliant, diabolical murderer? And even if Greer manages to catch the Raven Hill killer, will living with her conscience prove a fate worse than death?

Walter the Whistler Bear

Walter the Whistler Bear
Author: Kathleen Sheridan Russell
Release: 2021-08-23
Editor: FriesenPress
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781039106680
Language: en
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When Walter the Whistler Bear is tempted down the mountain in search of a snack, he hops into a garbage truck where he gobbles up a feast, falls asleep, and accidentally arrives in Vancouver. As Walter wanders through Stanley Park, he soon discovers that bears are not the most welcome of visitors. Well, that is, until he meets a friendly boy with his tiny teddy and the trio’s fun-filled adventure begins. This amusing rhyming book will delight parents and children alike. Walter the Whistler Bear is an adventurous tale about exploring new places, making friends and (most importantly) about finding food.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780307433848
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Whistler

The Whistler
Author: Marilyn Greenwood
Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 221
ISBN: 1976914884
Language: en
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The Polish-Soviet war ends. A young officer builds a life for himself - a business, a home, a family - only for his country to plunge into darkness once more . . .This is the true story of Andrzej Gwizdak, a patriot who fought for his country twice before the age of 25. In 1921, he married the sister of a friend and settled in the Eastern borderlands of Poland to start a farm, believing he was about to begin his "Nowa Wola", a new life. For eighteen years, life was good. Then the Soviets invaded Poland from the East. Soldiers appeared at Andrzej's house and arrested him as an enemy of Russia. And his family, at gun point, embark upon a journey that ultimately takes them thousands of miles from home, through the freezing cold of Siberia to the dry heat of Iran, suffering starvation and disease, until they finally learn the truth about their father's fate.

Mister Whistler

Mister Whistler
Author: Margaret Mahy,Gavin Bishop
Release: 2013
Editor: Much-in-Little
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1877467928
Language: en
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Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. But when he has to catch a train, he is so distracted that he loses his ticket-and has to dance his way out of his clothes to find it!

111 Places in Whistler That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Whistler That You Must Not Miss
Author: David Doroghy,Graeme Menzies
Release: 2021-05-24
Editor: Emons Publishers
Pages: 205
ISBN: 3740810467
Language: en
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* The ultimate insider's guide to Whistler* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 11,800 people call Whistler home) and the tourist market (more than 3 million people visit Whistler every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsWhistler is so much more than one of the best places on Earth to ski. Tucked in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, less than two hours from Vancouver, the resort municipality is really as much a state of mind as a destination. Its modern culture, firmly rooted in the great outdoors, offers a unique healthy and active lifestyle that people around the world can only dream about. Yet many of the over two-million people that visit Whistler annually from every corner of the world are in such a hurry to get up into the mountains they miss so many of the secret sites, hidden gems and offbeat attractions scattered throughout the Sea to Sky corridor - home of Canada's most scenic road. When you know where to look, you'll be amazed by Whistler's rich diversity and quirky surprises, from the funky dives where local "Liftees" dine, to high-end, glamorous shops in the village, aboriginal landmarks, ghost towns, and left-over traces of the Winter Olympics. And although mining and logging have been replaced by tourism, vestiges of the early pioneer days still pop up in the most unusual places.

Whistler

Whistler
Author: K. L. Savage
Release: 2021-08-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1952500648
Language: en
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Whistler

Whistler
Author: Daniel E. Sutherland
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780300203462
Language: en
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A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.

Sargent Whistler and Venetian Glass

Sargent  Whistler  and Venetian Glass
Author: Sheldon Barr
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780691222677
Language: en
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"Experience the spectacle of Venice and its rich history as a glassmaking capital through Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. This exhibition catalogue is the first comprehensive examination of the American Grand Tour to Venice in the late nineteenth century, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city's allure. This gorgeously illustrated catalogue features paintings and prints by John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Frank Duveneck, Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Prendergast, Maxfield Parrish, Louise Cox, and Ellen Day Hale alongside rarely seen Venetian glass mosaic portraits and glass cups, vases, and urns by the leading Murano glassmakers. Reuniting these exquisitely crafted objects with paintings, etchings, and drawings from the same milieu, this catalogue recovers and explains their past significance. Five new essays from experts in the history of American art and of Venetian glass provide the first combined survey of fine and decorative arts from the Venetian Grand Tour, offering a unique and valuable contribution to the fields of American Art and nineteenth-century cultural history. Ultimately, this project demonstrates the lasting impact of the nineteenth-century Venetian glass revival on American art, literature, and education, as well as period concepts of gender and social class."--

Mrs Whistler

Mrs Whistler
Author: Matthew Plampin
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780008163631
Language: en
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‘A captivating tale ...This novel is a delight’ THE TIMES ‘A terrific novel ... It springs off the page’ DEBORAH MOGGACH 'Vividly engaging’ SUNDAY TIMES

Whistler to Cassatt

Whistler to Cassatt
Author: Timothy J. Standring
Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780300254457
Language: en
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A revelatory look at an underexplored chapter of American art, which took place not on American soil but in France In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American artists flocked to France in search of instruction, critical acclaim, and patronage. Some, including James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt, became highly regarded in the French press, advancing their careers on both sides of the Atlantic. Others, notably William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing--part of the association known as The Ten--found success working in the style of the French Impressionists, while Henry Ossawa Tanner, Cecilia Beaux, and Elizabeth Jane Gardner focused on genre and history subjects. This richly illustrated volume offers a sophisticated examination of cultural and aesthetic exchange as it highlights many figures, including artists of color and women, who were left out of previous histories. Celebrated scholars from both American and French institutions detail the complex history and diverse styles of these expatriate artists--styles ranging from conservative academic modes to Tonalism--and provide original perspectives on this fertile period of creativity, expanding our understanding of what constitutes American art.

We Want What We Want

We Want What We Want
Author: Alix Ohlin
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: House of Anansi
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781487004903
Language: en
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Thirteen glittering, surprising, and darkly funny stories of people testing the boundaries of their lives, from two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Alix Ohlin. In the mordantly funny “Money, Geography, Youth,” Vanessa arrives home from a gap year volunteering in Ghana to find that her father is engaged to her childhood best friend. Unable to reconcile the girl she went to dances with in the eighth grade and the woman in her father’s bed, Vanessa turns to a different old friendship for her own, unique diversion. In the subversive “The Brooks Brothers Guru,” Amanda drives to upstate New York to rescue her gawky cousin from a cult, only to discover clean-cut, well-dressed men living in a beautiful home, discussing the classics and drinking cocktails, moving her to wonder what freedoms she might be willing to trade for a life of such elegant comfort. And in “The Universal Particular,” Tamar welcomes her husband’s young stepcousin into her home, only to find her cool suburban life knocked askew in ways she cannot quite understand. Populated with imperfect families, burned potential, and inescapable old flames, the stories in We Want What We Want are, each one, diamond-sharp — sparkling with pain, humour, and beauty.

Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians
Author: Michelle Good
Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443459198
Language: en
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WINNER: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction WINNER: Amazon First Novel Awards WINNER: Kobo Emerging Author Prize Finalist: Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist: Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Prize Finalist: BC & Yukon Book Prize Shortlist: Indigenous Voices Awards Finalist: Kobo Emerging Author Prize National Bestseller; A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year; A CBC Best Book of the Year; An Apple Best Book of the Year; A Kobo Best Book of the Year; An Indigo Best Book of the Year Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can’t stop running and moves restlessly from job to job—through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps—trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.