Summary Book Review Murder of a Sleeping Beauty by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Murder of a Sleeping Beauty written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2002-04-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When school psychologist Skye Denison investigates the death of a popular teenager who was cast as Sleeping Beauty in the school play, she uncovers some shocking revelations about prominent Scumble River citizens. And even ever-optimistic Skye knows that in this case, finding the killer won't end this tale happily-end-after...
Summary Book Review Death Becomes Her by Elizabeth Dill:
Download or read book Death Becomes Her written by Elizabeth Dill and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dead and dying women are surely an age-old narrative trope. While associations of femininity with death have become almost prototypical in literary criticism and are familiar fodder for cultural conversations, the editors of Death Becomes Her offer us an opportunity to investigate the values that underlie such associations. But from where does our tireless investment in what constitutes a feminine death, a feminine reaction to death, and death’s courting of women emerge? These essays give voice to the idea that power and victimization are not opposites, but rather are complements in an operatic fantasy of intrigue, agency, absence and presence that pervades American writing and experience. Each chapter of Death Becomes Her offers a different lens to investigate the nature of death as surely more than just an anatomical matter: The penny press obsessively covers the death of a beautiful prostitute in 1840s Chicago; a novel of seduction becomes also a narrative of autopsy; a story of haunting allows women outlets for sexual license and the polemics of desire. Overall this volume invites readers to explore the ways in which death is portrayed as both an ornamentation of femininity and an ontological reality of it: how, put simply, “death becomes her.” Essays include analyses of women’s deathbed scenes, suicides, murders, funerals, and autopsies in literature and other nineteenth-century media. As such, the chapters in Death Becomes Her show how the authorial and readerly interest in scripting and staging women’s deaths is both intricate and abiding. They tell us that death is never, of course, simply about death, and they make relevant other issues, from linguistics to politics, as they inform the literature and lives of women from the late-eighteenth to early twentieth-century America. Taken together, the pieces in Death Becomes Her allow us greater access to the surrounding culture out of which the American woman emerges, performs, lives and dies. In doing so, they offer fresh insight into the often unsettling and highly relevant role of death in feminism.
Summary Book Review The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark:
Download or read book The Sleeping Beauty Killer written by Mary Higgins Clark and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Television producer Laurie Moran puts everything on the line to help a woman she thinks was wrongfully convicted of murder"--
Summary Book Review Murder of a Cranky Catnapper by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Murder of a Cranky Catnapper written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this delightful Scumble River Mystery, a school psychologist has her hands full after a school board sourpuss meets a bitter end... With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School’s psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat. Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye’s worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage. With a clowder of questions unleashed, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer who isn’t pussyfooting around...
Summary Book Review Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of Between a Book and a Hard Place comes the latest Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery—and it packs a bite. Opening up a dime store in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair thought she’d left the wilds of city life behind her. But she’s about to discover that even rural life can be beastly. . . Handsome private investigator Jake Del Vecchio has rented the office space on the second floor above Devereaux’s dime store, and Dev now finds herself embroiled in his first case, which involves Gabriella Winston, the missing wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Winston. Elliot is determined to open a wildlife park on the edge of town but is facing all sorts of angry opposition—including Gabriella. After the Winstons have a bitter fight, Gabriella disappears, and their house is ransacked. The authorities are quick to claim Elliot killed his wife, but Dev’s not so sure. One thing is certain: Claws are out in Shadow Bend. . . .
Summary Book Review Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Murder of a Needled Knitter written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: School psychologist Skye Denison has been waiting forever for her happily-ever-after with police chief Wally Boyd. But her bliss threatens to unravel on the very first day of their luxurious honeymoon cruise, when Skye becomes convinced that she has glimpsed her mother on board! Surely even momzilla May wouldn’t have manipulated Wally into booking the same trip that her knitting group is taking…or would she? May’s possible presence can’t cool Skye and Wally’s ardor on their personal Love Boat, but discovering knitting expert Guinevere Stallings as she lies dying from a stab wound leaves them untangling the clues of yet another murder investigation rather than getting tangled in the sheets. Since Skye found the body, she’s considered a top suspect, but she’s far from the only one. Guinevere’s imperious ways needled nearly everyone, and she left an impressive number of enemies. It’s up to the crafty newlyweds to figure out which of the wronged parties was angry enough to cast Guinevere off…permanently.
Summary Book Review Murder of An Open Book by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Murder of An Open Book written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestselling Scumble River Series A nasty faculty feud leaves one Scumble River teacher belly-up. . . . Her honeymoon may have been less than relaxing, but Skye Boyd née Denison is still high on marital bliss with her new husband, Wally. The fact that their family is about to get bigger is even more exciting, even if Skye is dealing with morning sickness—and trying to hide the news from her ever-meddling mother, May. But Skye quickly comes crashing down from cloud nine when the body of one of her coworkers, science teacher and volleyball coach Blair Hucksford, is found in the school swimming pool. The troublesome trainer was on the bad side of almost everyone on staff and many of the girls on her team, leaving Skye to sort through a huge roster of suspects. Now she must figure out which wronged party was mad enough to kill, and quickly—before someone else in town gets bumped off. . . .
Summary Book Review Murder of a Stacked Librarian by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Murder of a Stacked Librarian written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-09-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scumble River's school psychologist Sky Denison might have to put her wedding on hold when the town's sexy new librarian is murdered and list of suspects keeps stacking up. There’s no place like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this year, school psychologist Skye Denison has twice as much to celebrate—and to do. In addition to the usual holiday frenzy, Skye’s wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away—that is, if the groom isn’t too busy working to attend. The town’s sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book. Yvonne’s strict sense of right and wrong annoyed some townspeople and infuriated others. Did her high standards lead to her death? Skye is distracted by worries about what havoc the crazy Dooziers will wreak on her wedding day and whether she’ll fit into her dress. But Skye can’t afford to leave any page unturned because unless she works quickly to expose the scheming killer, her happy ending may be put on permanent hold.…
Author :Arthur Herman Wilson Publisher :University of Pennsylvania Press Release Date :2017-01-30 ISBN 10 :9781512819366 Pages :736 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (936 users download)
Summary Book Review A History of the Philadelphia Theatre, 1835-1855 by Arthur Herman Wilson:
Download or read book A History of the Philadelphia Theatre, 1835-1855 written by Arthur Herman Wilson and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first three volumes of a series that is to run to the present day and give complete theatrical records of their periods, with elaborate indexes of plays, players, and playwrights.
Summary Book Review Once Upon a Time by Jane Heitman:
Download or read book Once Upon a Time written by Jane Heitman and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2007 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides lessons, reproducible worksheets, and activities that cover eight fairy tales.
Summary Book Review The Charlie Chaplin Murder Mystery by Wes D. Gehring:
Download or read book The Charlie Chaplin Murder Mystery written by Wes D. Gehring and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-11-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the style of Stuart Kaminsky, Wes D. Gehring of Ball State University has written an intriguing murder mystery involving a lost Chaplin film and a host of nefarious characters who want it. Using his vast knowledge of all things Chaplinian, Gehring perfectly captures the mindset of the little tramp and has produced a short novel worthy of the subject.
Summary Book Review Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s “slightly zany”* new mystery series, Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep… Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise’s soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying them, has Dev committed a felony? When Elise is found shot to death, the mystery deepens—and Dev’s good friend Boone, who discovered the body, is taken into custody. With the help of her best buds, Dev must clear Boone’s name and find the real killer. Good thing that when it comes to amateur sleuths, they broke the mold with Dev Sinclair. *Library Journal
Summary Book Review Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Between a Book and a Hard Place written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times bestselling author of Dying for a Cupcake returns with a new mystery filled with lost family, hidden treasure, and long-buried secrets... Five-and-dime store owner Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair moved to Shadow Bend for her family. But when her long-lost mother shows up in town, she realizes too much kin can be killer... Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead—and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect. Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit...
Summary Book Review Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Dead Between the Lines written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death. To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store. Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.… Includes a sneak peek at the next Scumble River Mystery!
Summary Book Review Dying For a Cupcake by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Dying For a Cupcake written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-03-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win... Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment. While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it? With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the timer to solve the murder before someone else gets iced… Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble River Mystery!
Summary Book Review Dead Blondes Tell No Tales by Denise Swanson:
Download or read book Dead Blondes Tell No Tales written by Denise Swanson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Novella-Length Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River Mysteries! Skye’s beau, Simon, asks her to keep an eye on his mischievous mother, Bunny, who is hosting at her bowling alley a Spring Break Bash that will include a talent show, trivia games, and karaoke. As Skye sets up for the event, she’s stunned when a statuesque, scantily clad blonde shows up at Bunny’s door—Ruby, a sex-toy shop owner who used to be a showgirl with Bunny in Las Vegas. Bunny is overjoyed to be reunited with her old friend, but barely a minute later, Ruby butts heads with the police over showing off paraphernalia from her shop. More mayhem ensues when Ruby’s beloved Cadillac is vandalized and her room is set on fire. It appears that someone is after Ruby, but the blonde is too nervous to cooperate with the authorities. Ruby’s evasive behavior convinces Skye that she’s hiding some critical information that would explain the recent havoc at the bowling alley. With the safety of the Spring Break Bash attendees on the line, Skye decides to find out Ruby’s secret before some nefarious criminal decides that dead blondes tell no tales. Previously published in Drop Dead Blonde
Summary Book Review Death, Society, and Human Experience by Robert Kastenbaum:
Download or read book Death, Society, and Human Experience written by Robert Kastenbaum and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 556 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an overview of the myriad ways that we are touched by death and dying, both as an individual and as a member of society, this book will help readers understand our relationship with death. Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Death, Society, and Human Experience was originally written by Robert Kastenbaum, a renowned scholar who developed one of the world’s first death education courses. Christopher Moreman, who has worked in the field of death studies for almost two decades specializing in afterlife beliefs and experiences, has updated this edition.