My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780307488510
ISBN 13: 0307488519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Dark Places Book Review:

The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 1448134080
ISBN 13: 9781448134083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Dark Places Book Review:

America's greatest crime writer investigates his mother's murder. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James had been with her estranged husband all weekend and was informed of her death on his return. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son - he spent his teens and early adult years as a wino, petty burglar and derelict. Only later, through his obsession with crime fiction, triggered by his mother's murder, did Ellroy begin to delve into his past. Shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel WHITE JAZZ, he determined to return to Los Angeles and, with the help of veteran detective Bill Stoner, attempt to solve the 38-year-old killing. The result is one of the few classics of crime non-fiction and autobiography to appear in the last few decades; a hypnotic trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul.

The Hilliker Curse

The Hilliker Curse
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 0307594327
ISBN 13: 9780307594327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hilliker Curse Book Review:

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1101902884
ISBN 13: 9781101902882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Places Book Review:

After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780307488510
ISBN 13: 0307488519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Dark Places Book Review:

The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Crime Wave

Crime Wave
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 037570471X
ISBN 13: 9780375704710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Wave Book Review:

A noir anthology presents short stories that reveal the dark underbelly of the City of Angels, as well as journalistic pieces examining true crimes

Treasures in Dark Places

Treasures in Dark Places
Author: Leanna Cinquanta
Publsiher: Chosen Books
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 144123103X
ISBN 13: 9781441231031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasures in Dark Places Book Review:

Captivating True Story of God's Supernatural Love at Work As a child, Leanna's young world pulsed with adventure, including emergency moves across the country in an old Dodge Dart with a dismantled airplane strapped to the roof. By age fifteen, she had become an equestrian champion with sights fixed on the Olympics. Then, in a series of stunning revelations, Jesus appeared to her and revolutionized her life. A few years later, not expecting to return alive, she wrote a will for her parents, left everything behind, and embarked for northern India with a one-way ticket and a mission: to rescue people trapped in darkness. This firsthand, often-supernatural account follows the rigors, heartaches, and miracles of a life propelled by faith into one of the poorest and darkest places on earth. Leanna's fearless determination to shine Jesus' light into the shadows--whether helping the destitute in small villages or reaching girls abused in the sex-trafficking trade--will thrill and inspire you to believe his power can change even your most trying circumstances.

The Heartbreak Lounge

The Heartbreak Lounge
Author: Wallace Stroby
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781429909280
ISBN 13: 1429909285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heartbreak Lounge Book Review:

Ex-state trooper Harry Rane, who first appeared in Wallace Stroby's brilliant debut novel, The Barbed-Wire Kiss, is at loose ends. Doing some investigative work for a friend's firm just to keep himself busy, Harry meets Nikki Ellis, a woman desperate for help. Her ex, Johnny Harrow, was just released from prison after a seven-year stretch for attempted murder. Nikki hasn't spoken to him since he went down, but she knows what he's capable of, and that he'll be looking for her-and for the baby she put up for adoption after Johnny went away. She knows it's up to her to protect the child once again. And she's afraid. As Harry finds out, she should be. Johnny is headed home to New Jersey to settle up with anyone who did him wrong while he was gone, including Nikki and his former employer, mobster Joey Alea. Then he's planning to find his son and start a new life. Johnny starts at the Heartbreak Lounge, where Nikki was a dancer when she first met Johnny, and works his way through their old life, leaving a trail of blood and fear in his wake. Only Harry might be tough enough-or reckless enough-to help her. What happens next shows why the searing talent and explosive writing evident in The Barbed-Wire Kiss was only the beginning, and why Wallace Stroby is destined to be one of the finest crime writers of a generation.

A Light in Dark Places

A Light in Dark Places
Author: Jennifer Graves,Emily Clawson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-06-12
ISBN 10: 9780615895345
ISBN 13: 0615895344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Light in Dark Places Book Review:

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only person of interest in the case. For Jennifer Graves, Josh's sister, the nightmare started long before Susan's disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe her brother was a killer, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to the safety of Susan's boys, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was more than devastated, but she had to believe there was a reason for it all---including the deaths of her beloved nephews. In A Light In Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and her triumphs. In coming to terms with such tragedy she finally was able to embrace the truth that we all have the power to choose our own path---and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.

The Novels of Gillian Flynn

The Novels of Gillian Flynn
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN 10: 0307953688
ISBN 13: 9780307953681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novels of Gillian Flynn Book Review:

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

The Complete Gillian Flynn

The Complete Gillian Flynn
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 0553419897
ISBN 13: 9780553419894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Gillian Flynn Book Review:

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Gone Girl is an unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that Flynn’s work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0446504467
ISBN 13: 9780446504461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Dahlia Book Review:

The highly acclaimed novel based on America's most infamous unsolved murder case. Dive into 1940s Los Angeles as two cops spiral out of control in their hunt for The Black Dahlia's killer in this powerful thriller that is "brutal and at the same time believable" (New York Times). On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia -- and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history. Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia -- driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches -- into a region of total madness.

Abattoir Blues

Abattoir Blues
Author: Peter Robinson
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0771076436
ISBN 13: 9780771076435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abattoir Blues Book Review:

Canada's premier, bestselling crime fiction writer, Peter Robinson gets better and better. The twenty-second book in the much-loved Inspector Banks series -- that has sold more than ten million copies worldwide -- will appeal to readers of Ian Rankin and Michael Connelly. The story begins with a stolen tractor, hardly a job for DCI Banks and his Homicide and Major Crimes team, but the new police commissioner has put rural crime high on her agenda. At the same time, an apparent crime scene is discovered in an old hangar at an abandoned World War II airfield. In addition, two local lads are missing. One of them lives in a caravan, which is burned to the ground one night, and the other's girlfriend receives an unwelcome visit from someone impersonating a police officer. Just as Banks and his team are getting a grip on all these incidents, a motor accident in a freak hailstorm turns up a gruesome discovery that spins the investigation into high gear. Soon it seems that not even the investigators themselves are safe during the race against time that follows.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Jon Evans
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781554682140
ISBN 13: 1554682142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Places Book Review:

Paul Wood can’t believe it. While hiking in the Himalayas he comes upon a fellow trekker, sitting against an abandoned Nepalese building—his skull crushed, and for good measure, a pair of Swiss Army knives plunged into his eyes.But the real horror of this scene is that Paul has been here before. Laura, his girlfriend, dead on the beach in Cameroon, her eyes horribly mutilated. In a debut novel that travels deep into the little known culture of young backpackers searching for their next hit of adventure, writer and world traveler Jon Evans has created a memorable twenty-something hero whose high-altitude smarts and high-tech Internet savvy propel him to solve a terrible crime. An irresistible, action-packed read that begs for a sequel—and a movie—Dark Places is the ideal summer travel destination: you’ll never want to leave.

Up High in the Trees

Up High in the Trees
Author: Kiara Brinkman
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781555846121
ISBN 13: 1555846122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up High in the Trees Book Review:

An autistic boy struggles to cope with the loss of his mother in this “very moving” debut novel (Dave Eggers). Following the sudden death of Sebby’s mother, his father takes him to live in the family’s summer house, hoping it will give them both time and space to recover. But Sebby’s father deteriorates in this new isolation, leaving Sebby struggling to understand his mother’s death alone. Ultimately, he will reach out to a favorite teacher back home and to two nearby children, who force him out of the void of the past and help him to exist in the present. With an “impressive ability to connect with and portray the myopic grief of a bereft child,” this novel is filled with both sorrow and sweet humor, and with the buoyant life force of its unforgettable narrator (Kirkus Reviews). “Sebby’s innocent voice speaks for anyone bravely grasping for order and solace amid unspeakable loss.” —The Washington Post Book World “Sebby Lane will break your heart and delight your soul.” —People

Those Dark Places

Those Dark Places
Author: Jonathan Hicks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 1472840968
ISBN 13: 9781472840967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Dark Places Book Review:

Space is a hell of a thing but you need to be sure that this is what you want. Like, what you really want. The idea of space exploration to further the frontiers of mankind is noble, but let's not kid ourselves – it's really all about furthering the profit margins. There's money to be made and out there is the place to make it, but you hear all kinds of stories... equipment malfunctions, strange discoveries, crewmembers going insane... You'll be out there in the reaches, alone, for months or years, breathing recycled air and drinking recycled water, with nothing but a few feet of metal and shielding between you and certain death. Are you sure this is what you want? – Crew Orientation Briefing *** Those Dark Places is a rules-light, story-focused roleplaying game about the darker side of space exploration and the people who travel the stars in claustrophobic, dangerous conditions. Starships, stations, and outposts aren't havens of safety with clean, brightly lit corridors – they're potential deathtraps, funded by budget-conscious corporate interests and running on stale, recycled air and water. The stars may be the future of humanity, but they are also home to horrors and terror the human mind cannot comprehend.

Suicide Hill

Suicide Hill
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopki
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1400095301
ISBN 13: 9781400095308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide Hill Book Review:

Assigned as liaison officer to an FBI investigation into a series of ingenious bank robberies, LAPD homicide detective Lloyd Hopkins uncovers unsavory information about his sworn enemy, the commander of the Internal Affairs Division, Fred Gaffney. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-05-14
ISBN 10: 0297855875
ISBN 13: 9780297855873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Places Book Review:

THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON 'Eerily macabre... Wonderful' Guardian 'A nerve-fraying thriller' New York Times 'Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold Blood' Daily Mail Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet - and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later the Kill Club - a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes - gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate - for a fee. But when Libby's search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer. THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL 'I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer' Kate Atkinson 'Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller' Stephen King 'An extraordinarily good writer' Observer

Dark Tourism and Place Identity

Dark Tourism and Place Identity
Author: Leanne White,Elspeth Frew
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 1136483128
ISBN 13: 9781136483127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Tourism and Place Identity Book Review:

Dark Tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon, as well as an emergent area of scholarly interest. Despite this interest, the intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity have been largely overlooked in the academic literature and this book aims to fill this void. The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers. Written by leading academics in the area, this stimulating volume of 19 chapters will be valuable reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in a range of discipline areas; researchers and academics interested in dark tourism; and, other interested stakeholders including those in the tourism industry, government bodies and community groups.

A Life in Dark Places

A Life in Dark Places
Author: Paul J. Giannone
Publsiher: Light Messages Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 161153335X
ISBN 13: 9781611533354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life in Dark Places Book Review:

At its heart, A Life in Dark Places is an adventure story, its heroes the men and women who have risked their lives to minister to the vulnerable. Paul Giannone writes masterfully about what he has seen and experienced with a keen eye for detail and a leavening of humor. The author has found himself a participant in some of the most dramatic and horrific events of the past half century—America’s defeat in Vietnam and the subsequent “boat people” crisis; the fall of the Shah of Iran; the unspeakable acts committed by violent groups in sub-Saharan Africa, the tension along the Pakistan-Afghan border following 9-11, the flood of refugees unleashed by the war in Syria. A Life in Dark Placesis more than a memoir of one man’s journey and evolution. It is a wakeup call to America and its citizens.