BLOOD ON THE BLUEGRASS is a novel featuring a Vietnam veteran named Cody Breathett, whose savage killing techniques in battle had earned him the nickname, Bloody BReathett. In Vietnam, he had teamed up with Jack Hollister, a fellow Kentucky native. Together they terrorized and killed countless Vietcong, cutting off the ears of their victims and wore them as ornaments around their necks. Convinces they were psychotic killers, the army gave them medals and sent them home as war heroes. Breathett returned to tobacco farmng and Hillister joined the Kentucky State Police. While working under cover on a drug case, Hollister discovered a three million dollar drug deal that was about to go down. He convinced Breathett to help him rob the drug dealers, and they became instant millionaires. BReathett buys farms and Hollister invests in the stock market. Breathett meets Lisa Wayne, a pretty young Thoroughbred jockey. He pursues and marries her. On the day she plans to tell him she is pregnant, the Hill Hawk motorcycle gang kidnaps her. She is brutally ravished and maimed before they kill her. Bloody Breathett began a self-imposed basic training. When fully prepared, he begins to methodically take his revenge. One by one, in incredibly horrendous fashion he hunts tortures, and kills the gang members. The Briar mode of vengeance dominates this story, softened only by the women that come to love Bloddy Breathett.
Natalie Barnes buys the Gray Whale Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, and publicly opposes Bernard Katz's proposed resort development, which threatens a colony of black-chinned terns, and when Katz is found dead, Natalie must find the true killer in order to clear her own name.
After she finds her grandfather’s dead body in his office, Seraphina Hanson, a twenty-three year old college graduate, inherits the Newport Beach Seagulls, a hockey team she knows absolutely nothing about. Even though she’d rather be spending the rest of her summer eating macaroni and cheese and watching Law and Order: SVU reruns, Seraphina decides to take on the responsibility of owning and running the team on top of dealing with her grandfather’s untimely death. When the police start to suspect the Gulls’ star goaltender, a man Seraphina believes is innocent, she is determined to solve her grandfather’s murder herself.
The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. The artists featured in this book cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that "stick to the skin" and arrive at a new "Black lexicon of liberation." Informed by extensive research and invaluable oral testimonies, Celeste-Marie Bernier’s remarkable text forcibly asserts the originality and importance of Black artists’ work and emphasizes the need to understand Black art as a distinctive category of cultural production. She launches an important intervention into European histories of modern and contemporary art and visual culture as well as into debates within African American studies, African diasporic studies, and Black British studies. Among the artists included are Benny Andrews, Bessie Harvey, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Joyce J. Scott, Maud Sulter, and Barbara Walker.
In the middle of grassland in a world called Tseroff, a man woke up, remembering nothing. He may have known nothing, but soon he realizes that ... he's everything. The world's in chaos and war has waged all over Tseroff and he's the only one who can end it, he will. Adam who is supposed to be the Great Guardian, the protector of Tseroff, disappeared centuries ago and came back knowing nothing. The war, called the Sudden War, was waged by an outsider who wants to take Tseroff which are rich with power that will grant him invincibility but if he wants to achieve that, Tseroff must be destroyed. The Tseroffians was hoping that even Adam, who is not fully capable anymore, could end it. The unsure so called Adam, the Great Guardian, of himself took the leap and brought hope to Tseroffians. The peaceful world of Tseroff will now be the battlefield of a war that suddenly started. Their past will never be the same and their future will only wait.
A murder and a missing book have Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues . . . January isn’t the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she’s also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend’s house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children’s book The Secret Garden. But Addie’s blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi—and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it’s up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous garden . . . “Seaside charm only gets better in winter! A Page Marked for Murder has all the things I love in a book.” —Vicki Delany