Scarpetta

Kay Scarpettas 16. Fall

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455402364

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

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Am Silvesterabend findet man die Psychologiestudentin Terri Bridges erdrosselt in ihrem New Yorker Apartment. Ihr Freund Oscar Bane wird aufgrund seiner bizarr anmutenden Erklärungen in die Gefängnispsychiatrie eingewiesen. Scarpetta weiß nicht, ob sie ihm Glauben schenken soll, doch eines ist bald sicher: Terris Mörder hat ein heimtückisches Spiel eingefädelt und sie aus nächster Nähe ins Visier genommen. Der Mordverdächtige Oscar Bane, kleinwüchsig, von zahlreichen Phobien geplagt und offensichtlich hochgradig paranoid, verweigert jegliche Kooperation mit den Behörden und behauptet, von Unbekannten überwacht und verfolgt zu werden. Der einzige Mensch, dem er sich anvertrauen will, ist die Gerichtsmedizinerin Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Von der New Yorker Staatsanwaltschaft um Amtshilfe gebeten, begibt sich Scarpetta in den Big Apple und untersucht den Tatverdächtigen. Ist Oscar Bane ein krankhaft auf Scarpetta fixierter Stalker, der dieses grauenhafte Verbrechen nur deshalb begangen hat, um sich der berühmten Forensikerin zu nähern? Oder schwebt er in höchster Lebensgefahr? Bevor Scarpetta diese Fragen beantworten kann, gerät sie selbst ins Fadenkreuz des Mörders. "Hochprozentiger Stoff. Ein Cocktail aus Adrenalin und Furcht." The Times
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Of Flesh and Blood

Author: Daniel Kalla

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429937764

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3566

A hundred years ago, Dr. Evan McGrath realized his dream of establishing a hospital in the Pacific Northwest, a hospital that would never turn away a patient in need. But the personal cost was steep: Evan lost the love of his life while making a powerful enemy of the hospital's financier, Marshall Alfredson. Today, the Alfredson Medical Center is internationally renowned for its care. The two founding families remain faithful to Evan's vision, but their history is clouded by forbidden love, conflict, and betrayal. Crisis is besieging the Alfredson. A decision by Dr. Tyler McGrath, a child cancer specialist, leaves a young patient's family shattered. Dr. Jill Laidlaw, Tyler's wife, is a researcher poised to offer fresh hope to multiple sclerosis victims—including a former presidential frontrunner—until rumors of research fraud endanger her career. And in the face of temptation and career demands, Tyler and Jill are drifting apart. Devastating family secrets, doomed relationships, and present-day medical disasters threaten not only the Alfredsons and McGraths but the legendary hospital itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Flesh and Blood

Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society

Author: George C. Denniston,Frederick Mansfield Hodges,Marilyn Fayre Milos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475740115

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 6428

Who owns your sex organs? Different cultures today and in different epochs have given a variety of answers to this question. It may seem self evident that every individual owns and has sovereignty over his or her own body parts, such as the head, legs, nose, stomach, pancreas, and other body parts. The sex organs, however, seem to be an exception. Even though they are as much an integral part of the individual as a leg or a liver, the sex organs are unique in that many cultures have established laws and taboos over the use and even the mere display of the sex organs. Thus, certain cultures have placed constraints over the individual's ownership of his or her sex organs and actively regulate and restrict the individual's access and use of those organs. In other cultures, the question of ownership of the sex organs is more decisively answered. In any culture where circumcision to any degree of either the male or female is practiced, permitted, encouraged, or even merely tolerated, it is clear that the individual is not considered to own his own sex organs. In the United States today, the medical establishment has created an is considered acceptable and desirable that anyone for environment where it any reason can authorize or execute the amputation of the foreskin from a male child's penis.
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Genotype

Publisher: Jerry Kroth

ISBN: 0936618019

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1455

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Flesh and Blood

Adolescent Gender Diversity and Violence

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541641

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 9648

This book provides a unique conceptualization of: 1) embodiment as a lived aspect of gender, 2) how masculine practices may be constructed by both boys and girls, 3) how such embodied social actions are related to violence and nonviolence, and 4) the fallacy of the mind-body, sex-gender, and gender difference binaries.
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Fleisch und Blut

Ein Alex-Delaware-Roman 15

Author: Jonathan Kellerman

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641135621

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4919

Die Kultserie um Alex Delaware jetzt komplett im E-Book erhältlich. Auf einer Party trifft der Psychologe Alex Delaware auf die junge Laureen Teague, die vor Jahren eine Therapie bei ihm begann. Ein peinliches Wiedersehen, denn Laureen wurde als Stripperin verpflichtet, die für die ganz besondere Unterhaltung der Partygäste sorgen soll. Als wenig später Laureens grausam zugerichtete Leiche entdeckt wird, macht sich Delaware auf die Suche nach dem Mörder. Allen Warnungen zum Trotz treibt er seine Recherchen voran und gerät in die gefährliche Halbwelt der Sex-Industrie von Los Angeles.
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Elizabeth Dewberry

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871297389

Category:

Page: 64

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Flesh and Blood

A Novel

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429937559

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3376

This novel follows the Stassos family through four generations, as it is touched by ambition, love, violence, and the transforming effects of time.
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Thomas H. Cook

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3958590055

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 4928

Now living in New York, ex-cop Frank Clemons investigates a brutal slashing. The sleek high-rises of Park Avenue make Frank Clemons uneasy. The former Atlanta homicide detective came to New York after a sickening murder case soured him on the South, but despite the glitz of his new surroundings and the beauty of the woman he shares them with, the city makes his skin crawl. Now a private eye, he is only at ease in the city's darker corners, among the whores, gamblers, and pimps who call Eighth Avenue home. That affinity for the isolated is what draws him to Hannah Karlsberg, an elderly seamstress who deserved a better death than she got. Hannah's employer asks Clemons to find the victim's next of kin, so the police can release the body for burial. As he learns about the dead woman's past, which stretches back to the Lower East Side of the 1930s, Clemons becomes obsessed with unearthing the decades-old secret that led to her death. Review Quote: "Rich in character, complex in plot." - Publishers Weekly - "Strong prose and steel-etched characters complete an enticing puzzle." - Library Journal - "Thomas H. Cook triumphs at teaching an old dog some new tricks." - The New York Times - Biographical note: Thomas H. Cook (b. 1947) is the author of nearly two dozen critically lauded crime novels. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Cook published his first novel, Blood Innocents, in 1980 while serving as the book review editor of Atlanta magazine. Two years later, on the release of his second novel, The Orchids, he turned to writing full-time. Cook published steadily through the 1980s, penning such works as the Frank Clemons trilogy, a series of mysteries starring a jaded cop. He found breakout success with The Chatham School Affair (1996), which won an Edgar Award for best novel. His work has been praised by critics for his attention to psychology and the lyrical nature of his prose. Besides mysteries, Cook has written two true-crime books, Early Graves (1992) and the Edgar-nominated Blood Echoes (1993), as well as several literary novels, including Elena (1986). He lives and works in New York City. ecades-old secret that led to her death.
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Flesh and Blood

An Alex Delaware Novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345463708

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1706

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims. Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.
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Flesh and Blood

Murder-Suicides that Haunt Ireland

Author: Nicola Tallant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444716492

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 7645

In Flesh and Blood, Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant looks at the rising phenomenon of murder-suicide in Ireland, at events which, while shocking in the extreme, happen in tight-knit communities, behind the closed doors of apparently loving homes. She takes us inside these houses of horror and pieces together what happened in seventeen prominent cases, including the horrific murder of four-year-old Deirdre Crowley, whose abductor father shot her dead so that her mother would never see her again; the case of Caitlin Innes, murdered after her Communion Day; the tragic McElhill children, torched to death by their own father; and the case of mother Sharon Grace who, in a state of extreme desperation, drove off a pier with her children in the car. It examines what warning signs, if any, were there before loving fathers and mothers turned killer in their own homes, and looks at the roles of the HSE, the Gardai and families and friends in the build up to these tragic events. Is it too easy to whitewash these crimes as those of the mentally ill? Or can jealousy tip the scales in an otherwise balanced mind? Are there common factors that link these cases? And what steps can be taken to ensure that warning signs are heeded in the future before tragedy strikes again?
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Michael Crummey

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 038567242X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the author of the best-selling, Giller-nominated River Thieves comes a heartbreaking and masterful collection of short fiction. With uncommon elegance and compassion, Michael Crummey has created a community of exiles, characters estranged from their home, from their families or, just as often, from themselves. Set largely in the small Newfoundland mining town of Black Rock, but straying as far west as Vancouver and as far east as China, these stories are subtle, stark portrayals of people alternately looking for or trying desperately to escape their place in the world. A young boy confuses love and allegiance, then stumbles into the complexities of adulthood; a brother and sister fall in love with the same woman; a frustrated wife protests her husband’s neglect by going on strike with the miners’ union; a lover’s drug habit reunites a woman with the sister she has lost. Anchor Books is proud to publish an expanded edition of Michael Crummey’s brilliant collection Flesh and Blood, which includes three original stories written just for this edition. Graceful, affecting, and generous of spirit, these stories are unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Flesh and Blood

Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America

Author: Susan E. Lederer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199721917

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Organ transplantation is one of the most dramatic interventions in modern medicine. Since the 1950s thousands of people have lived with 'new' hearts, kidneys, lungs, corneas, and other organs and tissues transplanted into their bodies. From the beginning, though, there was simply a problem: surgeons often encountered shortages of people willing and able to give their organs and tissues. To overcome this problem, they often brokered financial arrangements. Yet an ethic of gift exchange coexisted with the 'commodification of the body'. The same duality characterized the field of blood transfusion, which was essential to the development of modern surgery. This book will be the first to bring together the histories of blood transfusion and organ transplantation. It will show how these two fields redrew the lines between self and non-self, the living and the dead, and humans and animals. Drawing on newspapers, magazines, legal cases, films and the papers and correspondence of physicians and surgeons, Lederer will challenge the assumptions of some bioethicists and policymakers that popular fears about organ transplantation necessarily reflect timeless human concerns and preoccupations with the body. She will show how notions of the body- intact, in parts, living and dead- are shaped by the particular culture in which they are embedded.
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Flesh and Blood

A Novel

Author: Allison Hobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501172549

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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National bestselling author Allison Hobbs delivers a powerful novel about a father and son whose relationship is challenged after the son is suspected of crimes in his new neighborhood. Ten years ago when Malik Copeland was a hopeless addict, he signed away the parental rights to his son, Phoenix. It cut him to the core when his ex-wife allowed her new husband to adopt Phoenix and give him his last name. After getting clean and sober and moving across the country, Malik meets Sasha, a professional and business owner who is the single parent of a young child, Zoe. Together, they build a life together and Malik adopts Zoe. He is a caring stepfather and doting husband, and life couldn’t be better. Out of the blue, Malik receives a call from the mother of his now thirteen-year-old son, telling him that the boy wants to get to know him. Malik and Phoenix establish a long-distance relationship, and after a visit during spring break, Phoenix decides that he wants to stay with his father—permanently. Phoenix moves in and the Copelands are one big happy family. Malik’s life feels complete as he and his son continue to bond. Handsome, intelligent, and well-mannered, Phoenix is a joy to be around, and Sasha and Zoe adore him. Over time, however, Phoenix begins to exhibit antisocial behavior, and Malik fears that his son’s congenial persona is merely a façade. And when a young child goes missing, evidence points to Phoenix and Malik has to ask himself how far he’ll go to protect his own flesh and blood.
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Flesh And Blood

(Frank Elder)

Author: John Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446492230

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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She disappeared fifteen years ago. Frank Elder never stopped looking. Long after Susan Blacklock's disappearance, Detective Inspector Frank Elder has taken early retirement, but the case still plagues his mind – one failure he can never fix. The prime suspects were jailed for another murder. Now, one of them is on parole – until he vanishes too. And then the postcards start arriving. Postcards from the killer. Postcards of Elder's daughter...
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Patricia Springer

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786004515

Category: Murder

Page: 308

View: 3292

Describes the crime and ensuing conviction of Darlie Routier, who brutally murdered her two small sons in her suburban home near Dallas, Texas, while her infant son and husband slept upstairs, unharmed. Original.
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Totenstarre

Thriller Neuerscheinung

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676751

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6102

Es ist ein idyllischer Sommerabend in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an dem Doctor Kay Scarpetta zu der Leiche einer Radfahrerin in einem Park gerufen wird. Der Körper ist starr, doch die junge Frau kann noch nicht lange tot sein. Teile der Kleidung wurden ihr vom Körper gerissen, doch nicht von Menschenhand. Die goldene Totenkopfkette ist noch da, doch sie hat sich in die Haut der jungen Frau eingebrannt. Alles deutet auf einen Blitzschlag hin, doch es gab kein Gewitter. Noch ahnt Scarpetta nicht, dass diese mysteriöse Leiche auch mit ihr zu tun hat. Dass sie eine tödliche Nachricht von einem Menschen ist, der von Hass zerfressen ist - und der nicht aufhören wird, bis er am Ziel ist. "Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite Spannung pur. Wieder ein geniales Werk der beliebten Autorin. Das ihr Schreibstil auch diesmal perfekt ist, muss man wohl nicht erwähnen. Es handelt sich eben um eine Toperzählerin." (Magazin Köllefornia) "Patricia Cornwell führt auch im 24. Teil der Kay-Scarpetta-Serie ihre erfolgreiche Mischung aus forensischer Spurensuche und raffiniert konstruierter Thrilleraction fort. Und überrascht Fans wie Neueinsteiger mit der ungewöhnlichsten Mordwaffe seit langem." (kulturnews) "Patricia Cornwells Bücher sind in 36 Sprachen in 120 Ländern erschienen, damit gilt sie als eine der erfolgreichsten Spannungsautorinnen der Welt. Eine Meisterin der Forensik! Auch ihr neuer Roman lässt Adrenalin aufkommen (...)." (Bremer) "Keiner reicht an Cornwell heran, wenn es um Forensik geht." New York Times Book Review über TOTENSTARRE "Dunkel und klug geplottet." Booklist über TOTENSTARRE "Cornwells Romane preschen voran mit leistungsstarkem Treibstoff, einem Cocktail aus Adrenalin und Furcht." The Times, London über TOTENSTARRE
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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Author: Albert Marrin

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307976602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001. But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today. With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.
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Flesh and Blood

Author: Mark Peterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409132544

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4659

A psychopath intent on annihilating anyone in his way. A young detective with a troubled past. An investigation on the verge of collapse. When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine. Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend. Past and present converge and Minter finds himself pitted against the only family he has ever known - the police family - as he fights to uncover the startling truth. FLESH AND BLOOD is the first novel in a stunning new crime series starring DS Minter. By turns gripping, shocking and poignant, it will keep you riveted to the last page.
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Paranoia

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455814123

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6474

Während sie einen Tatort untersucht, erhält Dr. Kay Scarpetta ein Video auf ihr Handy. Als sie es abspielt, kann sie kaum glauben, was sie sieht. Denn die Aufnahmen stellen alles infrage, was sie über ihre Nichte Lucy zu wissen meint ... Der Clip bringt Scarpetta in einen grausamen Gewissenskonflikt: Die Bilder zeigen Lucy bei einer schweren Straftat, und Scarpetta weiß, dass sie sich weder ihrem Ehemann Benton Wesley noch ihrem Kollegen Pete Marino anvertrauen darf, um ihrer Nichte zu helfen. Aber was hat es mit dem Video auf sich? Und wer hat es ihr zugespielt? Auf sich allein gestellt, sieht sich Scarpetta schon bald mit einer Reihe von Morden konfrontiert, die eine Gefahr aus ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit heraufbeschwören ...
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