Bloody Woman is bloody good writing. It moves between academic, journalistic and personal essay. I love that Lana moves back and forward across these genres: weaving, weaving – spinning the web, weaving the sparkling threads under our hands, back and forward across a number of spaces, pulling and holding the tensions, holding up the baskets of knowledge. Tusiata Avia This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Sāmoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. These essays lead into the messy and the sticky, the whispered conversations and the unspoken. As Lopesi writes, 'Bloody Woman has been scary to write... In putting words to my years of thinking, following the blood and revealing the evidence board in my mind, I am breaking a silence to try to understand something. It feels terrifying, but right.' These acts of self-revelation ultimately seek to open up new spaces, to acknowledge the narratives not yet written, and the voices to come.
There has been a huge increase in violent deaths in Ireland in recent years. While men are more often the killers, there has been a rise in the number of murders committed by women. There is no single reason for this; some of the women featured in More Bloody Women killed for love gone wrong; some as revenge; some in the heat of the moment; some in cold blood. For some women, it was just business. Among the infamous cases in this book are the “Black Widow”, Catherine Nevin, who set up her husband’s murder in Jack White’s Inn; Linda and Charlotte Mulhall, the “Scissor Sisters”, who killed and dismembered their mother’s violent boyfriend before dumping the remains in a canal; Sharon Collins, who tried to hire a professional assassin to kill her partner; Kelly Noble, who stabbed a friend to death outside a supermarket, and whose own mother was already in prison for killing Kelly’s father; and Lynn Gibbs, who tragically drowned her daughter in a bath because she believed the girl was suffering from anorexia. David Kiely looks at all of these cases in forensic detail. He also delves into the fascination we have with women killers, and the media circus that surrounds every murder trial involving a woman. More Bloody Women is a chilling book that will shock and disturb.
Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how “feminist” the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a variety of archetypes—widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problem is that most of them play a single role without nuance—even the “strong women” have little to do besides strut about as one-note characters. This book analyzes the women and their portrayals one by one, along with their historical inspirations. Accompanying issues in television studies also appear, from the male gaze to depiction of race. How these characters are treated in the series and how they treat themselves becomes central, as many strip for the pleasure of men or are sacrificed as pawns. Some nude scenes or moments of male violence are fetishized and filmed to tantalize, while others show the women’s trauma and attempt to identify with the scene’s female perspective. The key is whether the characters break out of their traditional roles and become multidimensional.
The Civil War may be over, but in this thrilling historical novel, the battle for the West is only just beginning. Dakota Territory, 1866. Following the murders of a frontier fort’s politically connected sutler and his wife in their illicit off-post brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy and his long-suffering orderly, Corporal Daniel Kohn, are ordered to track down the killers and return with “boots for the gallows” to appease powerful figures in Washington. The men journey west to the distant outpost in a beautiful valley, where the soldiers inside the fort prove to be violently opposed to their investigations. Meanwhile, Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O’Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as migrant farm laborers in peacetime Ohio, they reenlist in the army and are shipped to Fort Phil Kearny in the heart of the Powder River Valley. Here they are thrown into merciless combat with Red Cloud’s coalition of Native tribes fighting American expansion into their hunting grounds. Amidst the daily carnage, Thomas finds a love that will lead to a moment of violence as brutal as any they have witnessed in battle—a moment that will change their lives forever. Blending intimate historical detail and emotional acuity, Wolves of Eden sets these four men on a deadly collision course in a haunting narrative that explores the cruelty of warfare and the resilience of the human spirit.
After his daughter tries to kill him, the Banker sets out to steal an ancient artifact to bring his daughter back to life. The Banker and the Empath is the concluding part of the Banker Trilogy. In the year 2039, Pierre Beaumont is performing testing to determine which of his progeny to succeed him as the head of House Beaumont. The testing ends in a disaster, as Pierre’s favourite daughter, Delphine, snaps and murders his other children. Delphine's actions force Pierre to kill her in self-defence. To bring Delphine back to life, Pierre sets out to steal the primordial Zeto Crystal from the mysterious Sabina Hines. Meanwhile, Vladimir Kravchenko, is planning to usurp power from Pierre. Vladimir plans to use a new terrible technology, remote-controlled nerve-pain-amplifiers, to tyrannise humankind. To power his technology, he also needs to steal the Zeto Crystal from Sabina. In Australia, Jared Pond receives a mission that puts him on the path of the love of his life, Eileen Lu. Jared and Eileen escape Eileen’s crooked husband, and they travel to Mexico to stop Pierre’s associate Jesus Ortega from starting a civil war. In Indonesia, Elaine Orchard is preparing to start a war against Pierre and Vladimir to stop their villainy, and to save Martin Orchard who is enslaved by Vladimir’s nerve-pain-amplifiers. Who will survive the war to come, and will someone put an end to Pierre’s and Vladimir’s crimes against humanity?
`You know what they say about GIs and English girls' knickers,' ran the wartime joke, `One Yank and they're off.' When Gloria met Ron, he was an American pilot who thought nothing of getting hit by shrapnel in the cockpit. She was working in a munitions factory in Bristol during the Blitz, but still found time to grab what she wanted. Ciggies. Sex. American soldiers. But war has an effect on people. Gloria did all sorts of things she wouldn't normally do - evil things, some of them - because she might be dead tomorrow. Or someone might. Now, fifty years on, it's payback time. In her old folks' home, Gloria is forced to remember the real truth about her and Ron, and confront the secret at the heart of her dramatic home front story. In a gripping, vibrant evocation of wartime Britain, Liz Jensen explores the dark impulses of women whose war crimes are committed on the home front, in the name of sex, survival, greed, and love .
*Following the 30th Anniversary edition of The Legacy comes the thrilling sequel, The Talisman, from bestselling screenwriter and author of The Dirty Dozen, Lynda La Plante. The Talisman is the key to a fortune, or so the tradition says. Each new generation can benefit if they remain selfless enough. Evelyne and Juliana, the fourth generation, are still haunted by the family's past. Edward inherited his father's looks - and his curse - while Alex's quest for revenge will fuel an empire. But a fortune can make people ruthless - and a family can hit you where it hurts. This is the passionate story of a family's live and fortunes and the curse that forged their names . . . ***Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture*** Praise for Lynda La Plante 'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter 'Classic Lynda - a fabulous read' Martina Cole 'Satisfyingly full of twists and turns' The Independent 'A rare ring of authenticity' Sunday Telegraph 'An absorbingly twisty plot' Guardian
If you are looking for terrifying tales that will have you waking up screaming from nightmares; keep looking. I’m not Stephen King, I’m just a kindly old grandfather who doesn’t dabble much in the macabre. But, if you want interesting stories which are entertaining and engaging, read on. These stories are about people interacting with other people but in these stories the people also happen to be; vampires, witches, werewolves, angels, demons and a monster I invented for this collection of stories called a slurker. What do you do if you are becoming a monster? Do you embrace it like Theo and Dustin or resist it like LaRue? What do you do if you encounter a monster? Do you attack like Miss Grant or negotiate like Father O’Shea? Maybe you would call in outside help like Scoop, Zack and Timmy did. Find out how the characters in my stories handled their monsters in these seven stories. Happy reading, Opa Don
From the author of Harry's Game - A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick Gus Peake should have kept his job and stayed at home, but an old family debt of friendship draws him to the remote wastes of Northern Iraq and to a savage forgotten war between Kurdish guerillas and Saddam Hussein's military strength. To the brutal, no-quarter combat, Peake can bring the skills he has learned as a marksman. But there is no room for mistakes on the field of battle and he must quickly learn to deal out random death at long distance, and help the guerillas to reach their goal, the city of Kirkuk, the old capital of the Kurdish people. From Baghdad, Iraq sends Major Karim Aziz, the most dedicated and professional sniper in Saddam's army. For both men their duel, from which only one can walk away, becomes an obsession. And it will only take one shot, echoing in the mountains and vallegs, to settle the score...
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