Mayhem and Madness

Mayhem and Madness
Author: J. A. Dauber
Publsiher: Holiday House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0823443108
ISBN 13: 9780823443109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mayhem and Madness Book Review:

Bailey never meant to be the bad guy in the bulletproof robotic suit, but with every mission he gets closer to finding his father . . . and he can't stop now. Bailey is a pretty average teenager in a pretty average town. He runs track, gets decent grades, and has an unrequited crush. So what is a super-powered flying suit of computerized armor doing twenty feet under his boring suburban home? Bailey needs to know where it came from, if it belonged to his long-missing father, and most importantly, if it can be used to bring his dad back. This lightning-fast adventure inspired by classic comic book tales pushes a good kid to his limits and questions the difference between a hero and a villain. One day he's getting beat up by the captain of the football team, the next day he's robbing banks on Fifth Avenue, stealing diamonds from Tiffany's, and zooming through aerial dogfights. But how much bad is Bailey willing to do to bring his dad home safely? For fans of Iron Man, superhero stories, and dark humor.

Madness Mayhem and Motherhood

Madness  Mayhem and Motherhood
Author: Nikki McWatters
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 0702261491
ISBN 13: 9780702261497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Mayhem and Motherhood Book Review:

A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illnessAt 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend’s door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys – all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss.Whether she was cleaning the houses of millionaires to put food on the table, falling hard for The Wiggles, drowning in cask wine, living in a tent or dealing with predatory landlords, Nikki refused to go under and tethered her survival to her love for her children, which pulled her through the darkest days.In Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood, the struggles are raw but the laughs are loud and the love is palpable. Being a poor, mad mother has its challenges but Nikki McWatters humanises the face of poverty, while arm-wrestling her mental illness into submission and packing school lunches like a boss. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is a powerful, touching and wildly entertaining story of maternal endurance.

Harms Way

Harms Way
Author: Joel-Peter Witkin
Publsiher: Twin Palms Pub
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034230907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harms Way Book Review:

Inevitable death and our agony to attain Utopia have made existence a form of pathology. We are left with the secret need for redemption which few of us will understand or witness. This need still lives in acts of love, courage and art. In the images included in this book it is found in the conjoined destinies of artist and subject, phantoms on either side of that curtain we call photography. Implicit in these photographs is the brutal extreme of their purpose and an intimation however distant to their makers that something was manifested beyond the event itself.

Madness Mayhem

Madness   Mayhem
Author: Emma Slate
Publsiher: Tabula Rasa Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2022-08-05
ISBN 10: 1955098085
ISBN 13: 9781955098083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Mayhem Book Review:

A single night can change everything. Now I’m pregnant with a biker’s baby. I try to give Slash an out, but he claims me. He wants more. He wants us. He wants to protect me and our baby. Slash is rugged and virile, and I’m falling for him hard and fast. I know he’s not white-picket-fence material, but he makes me feel safe and adored. I never thought I’d be with a man like him. But he’s so wrong he might be my right.

Christmas Madness Mayhem and Mall Santas

Christmas Madness  Mayhem  and Mall Santas
Author: Bonnie Daly
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN 10: 9781492934752
ISBN 13: 1492934755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas Madness Mayhem and Mall Santas Book Review:

Leaving no stone unturned—or present unwrapped—Christmas Madness, Mayhem, & Mall Santas takes you on a hilarious journey through the misadventures, mishaps, and misguided sentiments that we all deal with during the Christmas season. Be prepared to laugh in the face of holiday stress, as you delve into such topics as parent-proof packaging, cats vs. Christmas trees, bows that don't stick, lights that won't light, and husbands that won't help, as well as a multitude of other misaligned, multifaceted merriment.

Manx Murders

Manx Murders
Author: Keith Wilkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-27
ISBN 10: 1780574975
ISBN 13: 9781780574974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manx Murders Book Review:

A beautiful island lying in the northern part of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man was once a popular holiday destination. It is perhaps better known today for the TT motorcycle races held there, its tailless cats and Manx kippers. However, it also has its darker side. Manx Murders is a collection of gripping and mysterious murder cases committed on the Island over the last 150 years, from the brutal slaying of a spinster one dark night on a lonely track near Ramsey to the infamous 'Golden Egg Murder' in central Douglas. The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a murderous father and the cases that remain unsolved to this day. The Island's political importance as a wartime holding area for prisoners of war is also explored through the account of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless killing in 1916 and the stabbing of a Finnish prisoner during the Second World War. Using information obtained from newspapers, inquest records and trial transcripts whenever these were available, each murder is described against the backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime. While each case is unique, all share an overwhelming sadness and tragedy that will never be forgotten.

Shooting Victoria

Shooting Victoria
Author: Paul Thomas Murphy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1453249370
ISBN 13: 9781453249376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shooting Victoria Book Review:

“A fresh, lively ” perspective on Victorian England, as seen through the eight assassination attempts on Queen Victoria (Publishers Weekly, starred review). During Queen Victoria’s sixty-four years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Seven teenage boys and one man attempted to kill her. Far from letting it inhibit her reign over the empire, Victoria used the notoriety of the attacks to her advantage. Regardless of the traitorous motives—delusions of grandeur, revenge, paranoia, petty grievances, or a preference of prison to the streets—they were a golden opportunity for the queen to revitalize the British crown, strengthen the monarchy, push through favored acts of legislation, and prove her pluck in the face of newfound public support. “It is worth being shot at,” she said, “to see how much one is loved.” Recounting what Elizabeth Barrett marveled at as “this strange mania of queen-shooting,” and the punishments, unprecedented trials, and fate of these malcontents who were more pitiable than dangerous, Paul Thomas Murphy explores the realities of life in nineteenth-century England—for both the privileged and the impoverished. From these cloak-and-dagger plots of “regicide” to Victoria’s steadfast courage, Shooting Victoria is thrilling, insightful, and, at times, completely mad historical narrative. Whether through film (Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria), biography (Julia Baird’s Victoria: The Queen), television (Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria), or revisionist fantasy (Paul Di Filippo’s The Steampunk Trilogy) there is a strong interest in Victorian England. Now Paul Thomas Murphy approaches this period from an eccentric, entirely new, and unexplored angle, combining legal, social, and political history into a book that is both “enlightening [and] great fun” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

100 Most Infamous Criminals

100 Most Infamous Criminals
Author: Jo Durden Smith
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-07-17
ISBN 10: 178212750X
ISBN 13: 9781782127505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Most Infamous Criminals Book Review:

An indispensable introduction to the darker side of life, revealing the often strange and grisly stories behind the world's most infamous murderers, swindlers and crooks. 100 Most Infamous Criminals is an astounding compendium of crimes and their perpetrators. Here you will find the stories of some of history's most notorious criminals, the lives they led, the crimes they committed and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. This collection includes such notorious villains as: • Jack the Ripper, the man who terrorized Victorian London. • Ted Bundy, the serial killer beloved by his neighbours. • Al Capone, the king of gangsters. • Harold Shipman, Britain's angel of death.

Markets Mobs Mayhem

Markets  Mobs   Mayhem
Author: Robert Menschel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN 10: 0471267716
ISBN 13: 9780471267713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Markets Mobs Mayhem Book Review:

The Death Panel

The Death Panel
Author: Tom Piccirilli,John Everson,Tim Curran,Randy Chandler,David James Keaton,Simon Wood
Publsiher: Red Room Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-11
ISBN 10: 0982097999
ISBN 13: 9780982097991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death Panel Book Review:

Comet Press presents 13 stories from authors of dark crime, suspense, and horror. Ultra violent, hardboiled, with an unhealthy dose of the macabre, The Death Panel is a no-holds-barred, in-your-face hard ride to hell. HORROR WORLD REVIEW "These noir themed plotlines in the stories presented in The Death Panel are like a deep breath of fresh air; it’s nice to break with convention occasionally and these stories do so wonderfully. I found myself glued to this book, and when finished, I wanted to read more, it was that enjoyable. So if you’re looking for something a little different to read in your horror fiction, a book with stories that are edgy and cool as all hell, then pick up The Death Panel, and then be prepared to be blown away by some of the best genre short story fiction written in the last few years. Yes, this book is that good." MONSTER LIBRARIAN REVIEW "If you are a horror fan who wants to expand your horizons, I highly recommend picking up The Death Panel." BOOKGASM REVIEW "With sharp writing and a crisp design to match, the anthology makes a strong case for 2009’s best. It’s only Comet Press’ third release, but already, the small-press label has distinguished itself as a reliable name brand. Pick it up, if you’ve got the balls." —Rod Lott

King of Cannes

King of Cannes
Author: Stephen Walker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780747559153
ISBN 13: 0747559155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of Cannes Book Review:

In January 1998, documentary film-maker Stephen Walker began a search for four young, untried, untested, obsessive and possibly unhinged film-makers in their quest for fame and glory at the Cannes Film Festival. Over six months, he met literally hundreds of film-makers from all over the world. King of Cannes is his riotously funny account of those six months, a rollercoaster ride through the nether regions of the movie business which culminates at Cannes, the most important - and the most glamorous - film festival in the world.

Midsummer s Mayhem

Midsummer s Mayhem
Author: Rajani LaRocca
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 1499808895
ISBN 13: 9781499808896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midsummer s Mayhem Book Review:

Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad's a renowned food writer, Mom's a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It's easy to feel invisible in such an impressive family, but Mimi's dream of proving she's not the least-talented member of her family seems possible when she discovers a baking contest at the new bakery in town. Plus, it'll start her on the path to becoming a celebrity chef like her culinary idol, Puffy Fay. But when Mimi's dad returns from a business trip, he's mysteriously lost his highly honed sense of taste. Without his help, Mimi will never be able to bake something impressive enough to propel her to gastronomic fame. Drawn into the woods behind her house by a strangely familiar song, Mimi meets Vik, a boy who brings her to parts of the forest she's never seen. Who knew there were banyan trees and wild boars in Massachusetts? Together they discover exotic ingredients and bake them into delectable and enchanting treats. But as her dad acts stranger every day, and her siblings' romantic entanglements cause trouble in their town, Mimi begins to wonder whether the ingredients she and Vik found are somehow the cause of it all. She needs to use her skills, deductive and epicurean, to uncover what's happened. In the process, she learns that in life as in baking, not everything is sweet. . . .

Mayhem

Mayhem
Author: Sigrid Rausing
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451493125
ISBN 13: 9780451493125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mayhem Book Review:

A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family. In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint, Hans' sister, the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened. In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to the world of addiction must face. "Who can help the addict, consumed by a shaming hunger, a need beyond control? There is no medicine: the drugs are the medicine. And who can help their families, so implicated in the self-destruction of the addict? Who can help when the very notion of 'help' becomes synonymous with an exercise of power; a familial police state; an end to freedom, in the addict's mind?" An eloquent and timely attempt to understand the conundrum of addiction--and a memoir as devastating as it is riveting.

Mayhem

Mayhem
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Publsiher: Jo Fletcher Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1623650879
ISBN 13: 9781623650872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mayhem Book Review:

"A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller," The Guardian said of Mayhem. A virtuoso fantasy writer, Sarah Pinborough has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. In Mayhem Pinborough turns her attention to one of the most baffling and notorious crime sprees in Victorian times. Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a new monster, dubbed the Torso Killer for his habit of leaving behind neatly wrapped parcels of his victims' body parts, minus the heads. With the terrible increase in mutilated corpses to examine, the highly regarded police surgeon Dr. Thomas Bond has lost the ability to sleep. True, a growing dependency on opium affords him some solace in his loneliest and most desperate hours, but he also fears the grip of the drug. During Dr. Bond's nightly tours of London's underbelly in search of pharmaceutical respite from the horrors that plague him by day, he encounters a mysterious Jesuit priest scouring the opium dens himself, clearly in search of someone--or something. The doctor at first rejects the strange priest's unnatural theories about the Torso Killer as an affront to scientific thought. But over time Dr. Bond's opium-addled mind begins to crumble under the growing impression that there might be some awful truth to the Jesuit's ideas. As the police struggle to capture two serial killers, the troubled forensics expert begins to suspect that he may actually know the Torso Killer personally. If he is right, Dr. Bond will need all the strength he can muster to save his small circle of loved ones from falling victim to the bloody depravities of this twisted creature.

Yes Mommy

Yes Mommy
Author: Amy Sprenger
Publsiher: Sheffield Publishing Group
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 0991036948
ISBN 13: 9780991036943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes Mommy Book Review:

What kind of mother doesn’t say no to her kids? One who is clearly angling for the Mother of the Year trophy – or an extended stay in a mental institution. After deciding to eliminate the words no, don’t and stop from her parenting vocabulary for one month, Amy Sprenger documents what life is like with her three young children. Spoiler alert: she’s still alive, so it didn’t actually kill her.

M O M Mother of Madness 1 of 3

M O M   Mother of Madness  1  of 3
Author: Emilia Clarke,Marguerite Bennett,Isobel Richardson
Publsiher: Image Comics
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2021-07-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PKEY:MAY210009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M O M Mother of Madness 1 of 3 Book Review:

Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!

Cold Blooded Murder

Cold Blooded Murder
Author: Brad Hunter
Publsiher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN 10: 1913543137
ISBN 13: 9781913543136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Blooded Murder Book Review:

Murder is the most vile crime known to man. It can be triggered by love or money or sex. Those are the three big ticket items for homicide. But people are strange. They will kill for the most obscure and ridiculous of reasons. In 30 years covering murder, I have discovered each one has its own flavour. Cops and friends can be stunned by the evil lurking within a seemingly ordinary man or woman. In this collection of some of the most memorable cases I've reported on, there are serial killers, rich kid monsters, football stars and wives in pursuit of hormone-charged hijinks... The very rich and the very poor. Successful lawyers and hotel executives. Southern belles who could melt butter with a come hither wink and a sexy drawl. Daddy’s girls with gleaming smiles, good marks and possessed by the devil. These are stories of American crimes and they stretch from coast to coast. You will find cheating husbands and wives so desperate for love that they’ll kill for it. When the mob kills, it’s never personal. It’s strictly business. With the murderers in Cold Blooded Murder, it’s ALWAYS personal.

The Strange Case of Dr Doyle

The Strange Case of Dr  Doyle
Author: Daniel Friedman,,Eugene Friedman, M.d.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780757004889
ISBN 13: 0757004881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strange Case of Dr Doyle Book Review:

London. 1910. A procession of smartly attired gentlemen and ladies is clearly out of place among the vendors and urchins of the Whitechapel district. As the group makes its way through the crowded streets, the tour guide stops now and then to point out the various places where mutilated bodies of women were once found. Although the murders occurred twenty-two years prior, the man leading the group seems to know every element of each slaying. Of those things he does not know, he offers freely his own insightful conjecture. This is, however, no average tour of brutal acts. It is a close look at the trail of blood left by the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. And the man leading the group is none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--creator of Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective. In The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle, we gain fascinating and shocking insights into the minds of the famous author and the infamous murderer. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a member of an actual tour group that visited the sites of the Whitechapel murders in 1905. While this book does not contain a description of that tour, authors Daniel Friedman, MD, and Eugene Friedman, MD, have meticulously pieced together Doyle's own words to create a riveting account of his publicly stated opinions on these horrific murders. As Doyle takes this book's fictionalized collection of characters on his tour, the reader learns about the victims and the way in which each was killed. The authors have also included new pieces of evidence that help us understand better the murderer known as Jack the Ripper. Interspersed throughout the tour is the Friedmans' unique and well-researched account of the life of young Arthur Conan Doyle. The authors have uncovered facts overlooked by most, if not all, previous Doyle biographers. Doyle was able to reinvent himself so fully through his writings that few are aware of the more disquieting elements that have been cut out of his own life story. What these two authors have found in their investigation of Jack the Ripper and Sir Arthur will no doubt spark passion and debate among Sherlockians for years to come. The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle proves once again that truth--elementary as it may be--is always stranger than fiction.

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind
Author: La Marr Jurelle Bruce
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2021-04-26
ISBN 10: 1478012420
ISBN 13: 9781478012429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind Book Review:

“Hold tight. The way to go mad without losing your mind is sometimes unruly.” So begins La Marr Jurelle Bruce's urgent provocation and poignant meditation on madness in black radical art. Bruce theorizes four overlapping meanings of madness: the lived experience of an unruly mind, the psychiatric category of serious mental illness, the emotional state also known as “rage,” and any drastic deviation from psychosocial norms. With care and verve, he explores the mad in the literature of Amiri Baraka, Gayl Jones, and Ntozake Shange; in the jazz repertoires of Buddy Bolden, Sun Ra, and Charles Mingus; in the comedic performances of Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle; in the protest music of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar, and beyond. These artists activate madness as content, form, aesthetic, strategy, philosophy, and energy in an enduring black radical tradition. Joining this tradition, Bruce mobilizes a set of interpretive practices, affective dispositions, political principles, and existential orientations that he calls “mad methodology.” Ultimately, How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind is both a study and an act of critical, ethical, radical madness.

Becoming Superman

Becoming Superman
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0062857851
ISBN 13: 9780062857859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Superman Book Review:

A Hugo Award Nominee! Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman! “J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time.” -- Max Brooks (World War Z) For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own. In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. Joe's early life nearly defies belief. Raised by damaged adults—a con-man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized—Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father’s desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past. To survive his abusive environment Joe found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. The deeper he read, the more he came to realize that he, too, had a superpower: the ability to tell stories and make everything come out the way he wanted it. But even as he found success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family’s past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder. Straczynski’s personal history has always been shrouded in mystery. Becoming Superman lays bare the facts of his life: a story of creation and darkness, hope and success, a larger-than-life villain and a little boy who became the hero of his own life. It is also a compelling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most successful TV series and movies recognized around the world.