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Death by the Dozen

Author : Jenn McKinlay
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When one of the judges at this year's Scottsdale Food Festival is murdered, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, the owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery, must beat a clever killer at his own game, while whipping up some delicious treats. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Profound Heavenly Book of Life And Death

Author : Xiao Yaoyidao
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He had been born with a bad luck, so his life was complicated. In order to save his beloved one, he did not hesitate to bring the Cyan Wood Hall and slaughter the entire profound practitioning world, and went through countless difficulties to search for the Heavenly Palace. The Mysterious Heaven Death Skill was the Yama King's technique. The box he was carrying actually contained eighteen layers of hell!

The fifty first 136th annual report of the Religious tract society

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A Woman s View

Author : Jeanine Basinger
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"In this highly readable and entertaining book, Jeanine Basinger shows how the "woman's film" of the 30s, 40s, and 50s sent a potent mixed message to millions of female moviegoers. At the same time that such films exhorted women to stick to their "proper" realm of men, marriage, and motherhood, they portrayed -- usually with relish -- strong women playing out liberating fantasies of power, romance, sexuality, luxury, even wickedness...Basinger examines dozens of films -- whether melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, film noir, western, or biopic to make a persuasive case that the woman's film was a rich, complicated, and subversive genre that recognized and addressed, if covertly, the problems of women." viewed 7/31/2020.

Satan s Circus

Author : Mike Dash
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They called it Satan’s Circus—a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was a place where everyone from the chorus girls to the beat cops was on the take and where bad boys became wicked men; a place where an upstanding young policeman such as Charley Becker could become the crookedest cop who ever stood behind a shield. Murder was so common in the vice district that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel. But when, two weeks later, an ambitious district attorney charged Becker with ordering the murder, even the denizens of Satan’s Circus were surprised. The handsome lieutenant was a decorated hero, the renowned leader of New York’s vice-busting Special Squad. Was he a bad cop leading a double life, or a pawn felled by the sinister rogues who ran Manhattan’s underworld? With appearances by the legendary and the notorious—including Big Tim Sullivan, the election-rigging vice lord of Tammany Hall; future president Theodore Roosevelt; beloved gangster Jack Zelig; and the newly famous author Stephen Crane—Satan’s Circus brings to life an almost-forgotten Gotham. Chronicling Charley Becker’s rise and fall, the book tells of the raucous, gaudy, and utterly corrupt city that made him, and recounts not one but two sensational murder trials that landed him in the electric chair.

Choosing Death

Author : Jeffrey R. Watt
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In this case study of the Republic of Geneva, Jeffrey R. Watt convincingly argues the early modern era marked decisive change in the history of suicide. His analysis of criminal proceedings and death records shows that magistrates of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries often imposed penalties against the bodies and estates of those who took their lives. According to beliefs shared by theologian John Calvin, magistrates, and common folk, self-murder was caused by demon possession. Similar views and practices were found among both Protestants and Catholics throughout Reformation Europe. By contrast, in the late eighteenth century many philosophies defended the right to take one's life under certain circumstances; Geneva’s magistrates in effect decriminalized suicide; and even commoners blamed suicide on mental illness or personal reversals, not on satanic influences. Watt uses Geneva's uniquely rich and well-organized sources in this first study to provide reliable evidence on suicide rates for premodern Europe. He places his findings within a wide range of historical and sociological scholarship, and while suicide was rare through the seventeenth century, he shows that Geneva experienced an explosion in self-inflicted deaths after 1750. Quite simply, early modern Geneva witnessed nothing less than the birth of modern suicide both in attitudes toward it—thoroughly secularized, medicalized, and stripped of diabolical undertones—and the frequency of it.

World Defying God

Author : Yan YangTian
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In this world, I am the only one who exists in this world, in this world, I am the only one who exists in this world, I am the only one who exists in this world, I am the only one who exists in this world, my energy is the sword light, my will is the sword's blade, I pierce through the universe, and I pierce through the heavens! Lin Feng was originally an S class hitman in China, but after passing through to the body of a 100 meridians genius, his cultivation greatly improved and he became the world's number one genius.

The Reference Catalogue of Current Literature

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Potter s American Monthly

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