By John D. MacDonald
"A knight in a little bit tarnished armor, " "the considering man's Robin Hood, " McGee lives by myself on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the fashionable global, adhering to a undying experience of honor and legal responsibility, he's extra and not more than a personal eye. From the writer of The Deep Blue Good-by. Original.
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Edgar-finalist Hallinan’s heartrending, unforgettable 5th Poke Rafferty thriller
An unintentional collision on a Bangkok sidewalk is going very mistaken whilst the fellow who bumped into Rafferty dies in his hands, yet no longer ahead of announcing 3 phrases: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the guy used to be shot. That evening, Rafferty is interrogated by means of Thai mystery brokers who call for to understand what the useless guy acknowledged, yet Rafferty can't have in mind. whilst he's ultimately published, Rafferty arrives domestic to discover that his condominium has been ransacked. within the days that stick with, he realizes he's below surveillance. the second one time males in uniform appear at his door, he manages to flee the construction and starts a brand new existence as a fugitive. As he learns extra approximately his scenario, it turns into obvious that he's been stuck at the margins of the conflict on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.
"Taut, offbeat and fast-moving. .. . Hallinan's not going hero shines during this occasionally humorous, constantly engrossing and undeniably genuine tale that explores a dismal and interesting part of Thailand. " —Kirkus stories, Starred Review
“Papa Hemingway used to assert, “Write approximately what you recognize. ” Hallinan does a hell of a task following his suggestion. ” —Criminal Element
“The volcanic American sadist is the author’s top yet… easily the easiest of a good sequence of thrillers set in a single of the world’s such a lot unique locales. ” —Booklist, Starred review
About the Author
Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated writer of 13 commonly praised books—twelve novels and a piece of nonfiction—including the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers A Nail throughout the center, The Fourth Watcher, respiring Water, and The Queen of Patpong. In 2010, Hallinan conceived and edited an book of unique brief tales by means of twenty secret writers, Shaken: tales for Japan, with a hundred% of the proceeds going to eastern catastrophe reduction.
Each person has a couple of ghosts of their closets, yet John Coffin, leader Commander of the second one urban of London's Police believes that his are all appropriately tucked away. actually, lately recovered from a gunshot wound, Coffin is hoping for a calmer lifestyles along with his actress spouse Stella Pinero.
However, lifestyles has different plans for him. Coffin learns that each one of his ghosts should not in the back of him whilst a parcel containing dismembered limbs is located open air a woman's safe haven. The Serena Seddon look after for battered other halves is found on Barrow highway, now not faraway from Coffin's own residence. however the hyperlink to Coffin is extra sinister than mere proximity: his initials are written at the package deal and the look after is housed within the development the place he lived whilst he first arrived within the moment urban. This discovery opens a door wherein troop a succession of terrible and violent occasions together with unexpected death.
Coffin's Ghost is one other sterling access in a sequence that has been always praised for its skill to delve into the darker part of existence and should go away readers thinking about simply how secure their secrets and techniques are.
Sister Fidelma-an Eognacht princess and sister to the king of Cashel, a religieuse of the Celtic Church and an recommend of the Brehornn court-is probably the most fascinating and compelling figures in modern secret fiction. during this selection of brief mysteries, Tremayne fills in lots of of the historical past info of Fidelma and seventh-century eire now not present in the novels, and weaves his always-beguiling mixture of heritage and secret.
Publisher: Bella Books
Publication Date: 2008-12-02
Number of Pages: 201
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads
Synopsis from Amazon:
Tori Hunter continually labored solo, yet in Samantha Kennedy she stumbled on a companion, in additional methods than one. Casey O'Connor isn't extremely joyful to benefit that she has a brand new associate at the method. It's been tough adequate to transition from operating with dwell sufferers to useless ones. Now Leslie Turner goes to decelerate the method.
expert accountability trumps own matters because the detectives specialize in their most recent case, a killer whose number of sufferer is solitary ladies. The research increases loads of questions round the killer's capacity and possibilities. Leslie will be satisfied if the questions stopped there, yet she's additionally thinking about why she'd really spend time with those women--specifically Casey--than together with her fiance.
Casey may additionally prefer to persist with enterprise, yet because the case intensifies she reveals herself additionally gazing Tori and Sam and thinking about how they stability their public personas and personal passions. Figuring it out is a unnecessary workout, she tells herself, simply because that sort of lightning can't potentially strike two times.
companions concludes the sequence that begun with the chart-topping bestseller Hunter's manner, and persevered with the Lambda Literary and Golden Crown finalist within the identify of the daddy -- with the scorching depth that basically Gerri Hill can bring.
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Author identify: Gerri Hill
Author Description: Gerri started writing lesbian romance for you to amuse herself whereas snowed in a single wintry weather within the mountains of Colorado, and hasn't regarded again. Her first released paintings got here in 2000 with One summer time evening. Many extra romances have undefined, with the occasional homicide secret within the mix.
Gerri's love of nature and of being open air frequently makes its manner into her tales as her characters frequently locate themselves in appealing typical settings. while she isn't writing, Gerri and her longtime associate, Diane, are available at their domestic in East Texas, the place their vegetable backyard, orchard, and 5 acres of woods continue them busy. They percentage their lives with an ever-changing solid of bushy friends.
Her favourite hobbies comprise tenting, mountaineering, birdwatching (though she insists she doesn't put on humorous hats but! ), images, and cooking. She collects issues nature deals, like an strange pinecone, colourful rocks, or an deserted poultry feather. sunrise is her favourite time of day, the instant correct prior to dawn. .. (from the author's website)
Author URL: http://www. goodreads. com/author/show/129676
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Extra resources for Nightmare in Pink
Boys and men boast about their heterosexual exploits in school locker rooms and their adult equivalents, and men may be called upon at any time to defend themselves against implications that they are anything other than blatantly and enthusiastically heterosexual. The ubiquitous taunts of the schoolyard provide one means to assert heterosexual masculinity; crimes motivated by hatred of homosexuality provide a more extreme alternative. Gay men are disproportionately the victims of this kind of hate crime, and young white working-class men are the most common perpetrators.
2 Whatever other changes it has wrought, the women’s movement has not loosed a new breed of violent female criminals on society (Chesney-Lind and Irwin 2008; Lauritsen, Heimer, and Lynch 2009). So where does that leave gender? Emancipation theory in itself actually offers an account of the demise of gender; Adler and Simon contended that the women’s movement would take women beyond the social constraints of femininity, that liberation would make gender irrelevant. Given continuing substantial sex differences in arrests, must we return to biological accounts that link higher rates of criminality to masculine physical superiority?
In Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill (and in its 2004 sequel—and in dozens of other films since), female characters stabbed, sliced, and decapitated their way through the film. Parodying a slogan of the women’s movement, one critic writing about the film put it this way: “The message from Hollywood is clear: You’ve come a long way, baby. Now kill someone” (Leland 2003). This message can be heard across the media spectrum. In video games players can become female characters and lay waste to entire planets.
Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald