Author: Joe Kelly
Publisher: Image Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Collects I KILL GIANTS #1-7 Celebrating the fifth anniversary of a modern classic, this trade paperback edition of the Eisner-nominated, International Manga Award-winning miniseries includes interviews with the creators, design art, covers, and more.
Author: Paul Acampora
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to "destroying the mockingbird." Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora is a middle grade novel perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird andGo Set a Watchman. This title has Common Core connections. “The banter among the three whip-smart friends would make John Green proud. . . . You won't have to hide any copies of this to create demand.” —The Bulletin “Fans of Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry series will enjoy this look at how the power of creativity and the internet can cause a cultural movement. . . . Acampora's novel is for lovers of literature, especially how the classics work in the current moment.” —VOYA
Author: Giorgio Faletti
Publisher: Hachette UK
The voice on the radio. The writing, red as blood. I kill . . . A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them and removes their faces. Set in Monte Carlo and featuring an international cast of intriguing characters, the hunt for the deranged perpetrator remains gripping and unsettling, possibly even more so, after the killer's identity is revealed and the detectives must close in on their target before he strikes again.
Author: Murali Venugopalan
Publisher: Author House
The theme behind the thriller iKill is simple: technology is used to propagate pure human evil for the purpose of revenge. A page-turner with commercial appeal and a word count of approximately 80,000, iKill features well-defined characters: sixteen students who live on one floor of a newly renovated residence hall (Edgar Hall), a few employees, and law-enforcement officials including Thomas Malkin, a terrorism expert and Gulf War veteran who now works as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security and occasionally as a private detective. Malkin has recently received accolades and national media attention for cracking various domestic terror cases. This time, however, Malkin finds himself in a different locale and situation. Returning to his alma mater, Blackwood College (located in rural Virginia), to give a speech on the challenge on international terrorism in the post-9/11 era, Malkin decides to lend local law-enforcement officials a hand upon hearing that a young student was found murdered in the basement of Edgar Hall, the same dormitory Malkin lived in twenty years ago. The fast-paced plot leaves Malkin and local police baffled at first, as iKill is not your typical murderer. He sends threatening e-mails to prospective victims, and he follows up on each successful murder by sending demented e-mails and pictures to his next chosen victim. Malkin tracks down the identity of iKill and traps the murderer after a midnight car chase outside Richmond. Thus Malkin came to Blackwood to talk about international terrorism and instead led an intense domestic terrorism investigation of a serial killer on his old college campus.
Author: Michelle Wan
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
While postal worker and mud wrestler Gina Lopez waits for the badly needed insurance money from her abusive husband's recent death, Marcia Beekland appears with a video that appears to implicate Gina in her husband's death.
Just War, Non-Violence, and Civilian Self-Defense
Author: Jeffrey K. Mann
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Today, we live in a world where we are less exposed to violence than at any other time in history. However, we also know that violence can come knocking on our door at any moment. Preparing for this possibility means more than physical safety; it means being clear with ourselves about the ethics of violence. Can violence be justified? When should we fight? How should we fight? And in situations when things have gone badly, may we kill? These questions are not only for politicians, soldiers, and police officers, but are also important considerations for civilians whose lives do not normally intersect with violence. Whether advocating for government policies, marching in the streets, or defending ourselves and loved ones, a coherent moral framework is essential to good decision-making. May I Kill? examines the efficacy of different approaches to non-violence and Just War Theory. By scrutinizing these ethical theories, the reader is encouraged to critically examine occasions for the use of force from a moral perspective, whether nations at war or violent encounters in our own neighborhoods. We may then determine how best to develop ourselves—body, mind, and spirit—to respond effectively and make the world a safer place.
Author: Charles Nuetzel
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
When Dan Benton learned that a longtime friend was in trouble, he cut short his vacation in Las Vegas and flew back to L.A. From that point on, he became involved in one of the most intriguing cases in his career as a trouble-shooter and private investigator. A mystery that keeps the reader guessing until a final series of twists that leaves one electified to the chair in shock!
Author: Tony Monchinski
Publisher: Permuted Press
The novel is set in the summer of 1998 in New York City. Beneath the surface of the city, gangs of vampires have been living, preying on the dregs of society--the homeless, destitute, prostitutes--no one cares about. A crew of thieves robs vampire families robs vampire gangs of their money and blood, playing the vampires off against one another. A job goes wrong and they mess with a vampire they never should have, the Albanian Kreshnik, who serves the dark Lord Rainford. Rainford's minions seek out and destroy Frank's crew one by one. Boone is the youngest and brashest of the humans. He's a racist, a drug addict, given to violence and can't shoot to save his life. Boone evidences supernatural attributes, such as the ability to heal rapidly from seemingly devastating injuries. He's also occasionally shadowed by a spector he refers to as Stan that only he can see. Boone feels an attraction to Emanuela, a witch-like character who hunts vampires and other creatures like them with "the Sisterhood." The novel culminates in Boone's confrontation against Rainford's army in an decrepit warehouse.
Greatest Hits Mysteries book#1
Author: Leslie Langtry
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry... YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR FAMILY... Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner--would nooses count for a knot badge?--and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target. BUT YOU CAN PICK THEM OFF Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a traitor threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time indulge her hormones. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment...or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list. Other Greatest Hits Mysteries available: Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2 Stand By Your Hitman – book #3 I Shot You Babe – book #4 Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5 Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6 My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen – book #7 Four Killing Birds – a holiday short story Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas – a holiday short story REVIEWS: "The Greatest Hits Mysteries are pure wicked fun! Imagine Stephanie Plum with a license to kill... and Grandma Mazur running the show. You'd be close to the Bombay Family." ~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries “With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, Leslie Langtry’s ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun.” -Julie Kenner, USA Today Bestselling Author “Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…’ one truly original and wacky novel!” -RT BOOKreviews “Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom’s life.” -Parkersburg News “Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense in ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy” -Chicago Tribune “The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.” -Publisher’s Weekly
Author: Emmanuel Cervantes Mejia
A collection of Poetry and verses by Emmanuel Cervantes Mejia. Written primarily in English, this book also features poetry written in Espanol. Poetry about life, love, shadows and the personal struggles with the human condition.
Author: Joe Kelly,J. M. Ken Nimura
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in this bittersweet, coming-of-age story! Collects I Kill Giants #1-7, plus the original script for issue #1, a pin-up gallery, back-up material, and more!
Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
A story of forbidden love and dark crimes as a contract killer is chased by the one woman who cannot bring herself to catch him. Giles Penshurst is rich, picks his clients and always gets the job done. Sounds like the perfect life – except for one detail: he kills people for money. As a contract killer who stumbled into the life, Giles is meticulous about staying one step ahead of the police…even when the police in question is one woman determined to catch him red handed. The police know there is a killer on the loose and it’s only a matter of time before Hazel Frazer, policewoman, catches him. Ever since they met one night in the dark, she’s been obsessed with finding the contract killer’s identity. Everyone makes mistakes and Giles’ eventually catches up with him as Hazel discovers his identity. What happens next is a whirlwind of fast talking and falling in love against all odds, but as Giles escapes the police’s net to Brazil, will Hazel’s love prove greater than her duty? Or will Giles’ perfectly crafted life fall down around him? Me? I Kill People is a complex, intriguing crime novel with an insight into human nature and relationships that interlocks brilliantly with the twists and turns of a mystery story.
Author: Alice Feeney
Praise for Alice Feeney: 'A bold and original voice' Clare Mackintosh 'Marvellous' A. J. Finn The highly anticipated new novel from the international bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie, Alice Feeney's new novel is her most twisted and nerve-wracking thriller yet. Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you've done. And I am watching you. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn't seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she's hiding something and they're right, she is - but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she's never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.I Know Who You Are will leave your heart pounding and your pulse racing. This is the most twisted thriller you'll read all year.
Author: Kyle Hunt
Publisher: Stein & Day Paperback
Author: Lucy Freeman
Publisher: Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks, 1956
Category: True Crime
An account of the crimes of William Heirens and an analysis of his emotional and moral development.
Author: Jo Shapcott
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Literary Criticism
Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998, revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation. In Of Mutability, Shapcott is found writing at her most memorable and bold. In a series of poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people - these poems look freshly but squarely at mortality. By turns grave and playful, arresting and witty, the poems in Of Mutability celebrate each waking moment as though it might be the last, and in so doing restore wonder to the to the smallest of encounters.