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The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

By Drewey Wayne Gunn
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 0810885891
  • Pages : 442
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.

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Detecting Canada

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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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  • Pages : 423
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A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography, part a history of the Gay Revolution, part writing manual, part juicy gossip, with a few tasty recipes thrown in for good measure, Spine Intact, Some Creases is a summing up -- alternately hilarious and touching, instructive and impassioned, and always entertaining -- of the remarkable life and work of a writer hailed by top gay pulp historian Michael Bronski as "one of my heroes." "Banis' memoir provides a poignant history of West Coast paperback publishing in the Sixties, and one author's journey from small beginnings to critical and financial success as a writer -- but it's far more than that: witty, elegantly written, funny, sad, smart, and even wise. Every penman-apprentice should read this book -- twice " -- Robert Reginald.

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By Erin E. MacDonald
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476617031
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 682
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Robert Downey Jr. may be best known as Iron Man, but his career as an actor stretches back to the 1970s and features several Oscar-quality roles. He has worked with a wide range of innovative directors from Oliver Stone and Robert Altman to Richard Linklater and Shane Black, and has played punk kids, detectives, journalists and even a serial killer. This collection of new essays examines, in roughly chronological order, more than 25 of Downey’s best performances in films as diverse as Less Than Zero, Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, A Scanner Darkly, The Soloist and Tropic Thunder. Including a biography, chronology and filmography, the book highlights the inseparability of the actor’s biography from his works and from the unique combination of talents he brings to his roles.

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By Elisa T. Di Biase,Alfonso Muñoz Corcuera
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443842826
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • File Pdf: barrie-hook-and-peter-pan.pdf

Book Summary:

Peter Pan was born over a century ago. There is something doubly contradictory in this phrase that, although true, is also the reason why this book has been released. We are talking about the boy who will never grow up and the fact that he is celebrating his hundredth birthday should provoke some surprise. At the same time, he is such a powerful icon that it is also true that he seems to have been there, floating in our culture, reappearing in its images, since time immemorial – much farther back than the early twentieth century. This book shows that, although he considered dying to be an awfully big adventure, Peter Pan is, on his one hundredth birthday, more alive than ever. And our prediction is that he will accompany our culture as long as it survives. Like all great myths, Peter will continue bursting through the window of our texts, leading us to other worlds so that when we least expect it, we will hear his cry emanate from a dark ocean. This book, in a sincere tribute, intends to be both a compilation and a precedent – by inspiring a deeper look into its image, we hope to influence the life of this character so dear and yet so mysterious and seductive. Peter Pan ha cumplido un siglo de vida. Hay algo doblemente contradictorio en esta frase que, por lo demás, es cierta y es el motivo por el cual este libro ha visto la luz. Estamos hablando del niño que nunca crece y el hecho de que celebre su cumpleaños número cien puede provocarnos cierta extrañeza. Por otro lado, se trata de un icono tan poderoso que también es verdad que parece haber estado ahí, flotando en nuestra cultura, resurgiendo en sus imágenes, desde tiempos inmemoriales mucho más lejanos que los albores del siglo XX. Este libro muestra que, a pesar de que considere que morir podría resultar una aventura extraordinaria, Peter Pan está a sus cien años más vivo que nunca. Y el panorama pinta, en efecto, para una vida que acompañe a nuestra cultura mientras ésta sobreviva. Igual que sucede con todos los grandes mitos, Peter seguirá irrumpiendo a través de la ventana de nuestros textos, guiándonos a otros mundos de tal manera que, cuando menos lo esperemos, escucharemos su grito emanar de un océano oscuro. Este libro, en un sincero homenaje, pretende ser compilación y precedente y, mediante la provocación, mediante la motivación de la profundización en su figura, incidir en la trayectoria de la vida de este personaje tan entrañable y a la vez tan misterioso y seductor.

Missing Person

By Sarah Lotz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Isbn : 031639663X
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 652
  • File Pdf: missing-person.pdf

Book Summary:

From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as "vastly entertaining," a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they're investigating. Reclusive bookseller Shaun Ryan has always believed that his uncle Teddy died in a car accident twenty years ago. Then he learns the truth: Teddy fled his home in Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow, Ireland, for New York and hasn't been heard from since. None of Shaun's relatives will reveal why they lied about his uncle's death or why they want Shaun to leave the whole affair alone. But Shaun has a burning need to find out the truth. His search is unsuccessful until he's contacted by Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing-persons cases with unidentified bodies. Chris and her team of cold-case obsessives suspect that Shaun is looking for the "Boy in the Dress," one victim in a series of gay men murdered by the same killer. But who are these internet fanatics really, and how do they know so much about a case that has stumped police for decades? Soon armchair sleuths and professional investigators are on a collision course with a sadistic serial killer who's gotten away with his crimes for far too long - and now they're in his sights.

Death on Torrid Avenue (Secret Sleuth cozy mystery series, Book 2)

By Patricia McLinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Craig Place Books
  • Isbn : 1944126392
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 477
  • File Pdf: death-on-torrid-avenue.pdf

Book Summary:

Paws for murder Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love. The love has four legs, a plumey tail, and a lot of fur. Meet Gracie the rescue collie. Too smart for her own good – certainly too smart for Sheila’s good, when Gracie discovers a dead body during a dog park gambol. Especially since Sheila delves into mysteries surrounding this dead body ... only to discover the new guy at the Torrid Avenue dog park is a barely retired cop. Not good for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own that she intends to keep. She’s not exactly who she says she is. At least, she’s not who she pretended to be for 15 years. Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new small-town neighbors? And will Gracie ever learn the “Quiet!” command? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new small-town home. On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, The Innocence Trilogy is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle Death on Shady Bridge Death on Carrion Lane More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn: Caught Dead in Wyoming Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot Body Brace Cross Talk (2022) "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: The Innocence Trilogy Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Premise of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match Secret Sleuth: female sleuth, amateur detective, traditional mystery, mystery with humor, mysteries with humor humorous mysteries with dog, mystery with dog

A Friend in the Dark

By C.S. Poe,Gregory Ashe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emporium Press
  • Isbn : 1952133203
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 147
  • File Pdf: a-friend-in-the-dark.pdf

Book Summary:

Rufus O’Callaghan has eked out a living on the streets of New York City by helping the police put away criminals as a confidential informant. But when Rufus shows up for an arranged meeting and finds his handler dead, his already-uncertain life is thrown into a tailspin. Now someone is trying to kill Rufus too, and he’s determined to find out why. After leaving the Army under less than desirable circumstances, Sam Auden has drifted from town to town, hitching rides and catching Greyhounds, until he learns that a former Army buddy, now a police detective in New York City, has died by suicide. Sam knows that’s not right, and he immediately sets out to get answers. As Rufus and Sam work together to learn the truth of their friend’s death, they find themselves entangled in a web of lies, cover-ups, and accelerating danger. And when they witness a suspect killed in cold blood, they realize they’re running out of time.

Secret Sleuth Box Set (Books 1-2)

By Patricia McLinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Craig Place Books
  • Isbn : 1954478232
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 198
  • File Pdf: secret-sleuth-box-set.pdf

Book Summary:

Set sail for a new McLinn series! Death on the Diversion, a whodunit with humor about the inner world of writers, set among the insular cruise ship community, begins a new cozy mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, amateur sleuth Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new home in small-town Kentucky. On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, The Innocence Trilogy is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy. Book 1: Death on the Diversion Sheila Mackey has a secret. To the world, she’s author of a blockbuster book. Her wily great-aunt, the actual author, orchestrated this mutually beneficial masquerade. Now the aunt’s retiring and Sheila must draft Act Two of her own life. This cruise is supposed to be the perfect time to do that. Crossing the Atlantic on the Diversion, Sheila finds a dead body on deck. She’s drawn into sleuthing but finds herself hampered by a well-meaning but overprotective would-be Dr. Watson. "A totally unique protagonist -- witty, grounded, human. An intriguing crime venue. I hope there are many more in this series." -- 5* Amazon reader Book 2: Death on Torrid Avenue Sheila turns her back on a Manhattan lifestyle and the publishing world that once defined her to put down roots near the Ohio River in North Bend County, Kentucky. Here, she finds a new life, a new home and a new love: Gracie, the rescue collie. Then Gracie discovers a body at the dog park, a ticklish situation for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own. Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new neighbors? Get on board to sail away with crime, clues and memorable characters. Secret Sleuth series Book 1: Death on the Diversion Book 2: Death on Torrid Avenue Book 3: Death on Beguiling Way Book 4: Death on Covert Circle Book 5: Death on Shady Bridge Book 6: Death on Carrion Lane Book 7: Death on ZigZag Trail More mystery by Patricia McLinn Caught Dead in Wyoming series Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot Body Brace Cross Talk Air Ready The Innocence Trilogy Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Premise of Innocence Patricia McLinn’s Secret Sleuth books are available in ebook, paperback and audiobook versions. About the Author Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian. McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. Now living in Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com and social media.

The Postscript Murders

By Elly Griffiths
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358419182
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: the-postscript-murders.pdf

Book Summary:

"This droll romp is a latter-day Miss Marple.” —Washington Post Murder leaps off the page when crime novelists begin to turn up dead in this intricate new novel by internationally best-selling author Elly Griffiths, a literary mystery perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should not be suspicious. Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing out of the ordinary when Peggy’s caretaker, Natalka, begins to recount Peggy Smith’s passing. But Natalka had a reason to be at the police station: while clearing out Peggy’s flat, she noticed an unusual number of crime novels, all dedicated to Peggy. And each psychological thriller included a mysterious postscript: PS: for PS. When a gunman breaks into the flat to steal a book and its author is found dead shortly thereafter—Detective Kaur begins to think that perhaps there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all. And then things escalate: from an Aberdeen literary festival to the streets of Edinburgh, writers are being targeted. DS Kaur embarks on a road trip across Europe and reckons with how exactly authors can think up such realistic crimes . . .

The Body at Buccaneer Bay: An M/M Cozy Mystery

By Josh Lanyon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1945802766
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: the-body-at-buccaneer-bay.pdf

Book Summary:

Dead Men Tell No Tales Mystery Bookshop owner Ellery Page and Police Chief Jack Carson are diving for the legendary pirate galleon Blood Red Rose when they discover an old-fashioned diver's suit, water-damaged and encrusted with barnacles. Further examination reveals the 20th Century suit contains a 21st Century body. Who was the mysterious diver? No one seems to be missing from the quaint and cozy town of Pirate’s Cove. Was he really diving for pirate's gold? And if not, what exactly did he do to earn that bullet hole in his skull?

Single Season Sitcoms, 1948Ð1979

By Bob Leszczak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786493054
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: single-season-sitcoms-1948Ð1979.pdf

Book Summary:

This book finally casts a spotlight on some short-lived and almost forgotten sitcoms—those which aired for only one single season. Many books have already been written about situation comedies that enjoyed long and storied runs on television but this volume focuses upon the others. Overflowing with fresh facts, interviews, photographs, and stories, nearly 300 short-lived sitcoms over a 32 year span are presented A-to-Z, whether network or syndicated, prime time or Saturday morning.