The Hanging Girl

A Department Q Novel

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 862

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose. In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything—or anyone—get in the way.

The Hanging Girl

Author: Eileen Cook

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 356

View: 992

A twisting, turning thriller from the author of With Malice Two girls, one fatal reading . . . because the truth always lies in the cards Skye's mother believes she has 'the gift' - the ability to see the future. Skye however can only see the opportunity to make money - and happily fleeces her gullible classmates into handing over their cash to hear their futures through Skye's well-worn tarot cards. But it's all for a good cause, right? Skye needs to save her hard-earned cash to go to New York with her best mate Drew. Then the local mayor's daughter, Paige, disappears - and Skye has a tip off about her whereabouts. Skye is uncomfortable about the source and masks the tip off as a vision. But things get wildly out of control when Paige is found murdered and Skye is a prime suspect . . .

A Genuine Girl

Author: Jeanie Gould Lincoln

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 264

View: 953

The Hanging Tree

Execution and the English People 1770-1868

Author: V. A. C. Gatrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 634

View: 297

A history of mentalities, emotions, and attitudes rather than of policies and ideas, it analyses responses to the scaffold at all social levels: among the crowds which gathered to watch executions; among 'polite' commentators from Boswell and Byron on to Fry, Thackeray, and Dickens; and among the judges, home secretary, and monarch who decided who should hang and who should be reprieved. Drawing on letters, diaries, ballads, broadsides, and images, as well as on poignant appeals for mercy which historians until now have barely explored, the book surveys changing attitudes to death and suffering, 'sensibility' and 'sympathy', and demonstrates that the long retreat from public hanging owed less to the growth of a humane sensibility than to the development of new methods of punishment and law enforcement, and to polite classes' deepening squeamishness and fear of the scaffold crowd.

Just a Girl

Author: Charles Garvice

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Girls

Page: 354

View: 756

Josefina and the Hanging Tree

Author: Isabel R. Marvin

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 127

View: 118

Near Goliad, Texas, in 1857, twelve-year-old Josefina Gonzalez fears for her father's safety when a number of other Mexican cart drivers are killed.

The Hanging Tree

Author: Dorothy M. Johnson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 349

Collection of ten Western stories built around the title selection which is based on a true episode in Montana's gold-mining past in which three unlikely characters form an amazing bond.

The Hanging of Samuel Ash

Author: Sheldon Russell

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 192

Railroad bull Hook Runyon and his dog, Mixer, are chasing persistent pickpockets on the Santa Fe line, when Hook is called to investigate a malfunctioning wigwag signal in the middle of nowhere. A young man has been strung up there, hung from the signal, and left strangled to death. Hook finds no identification on the body, other than a bronze hero's medal around the corpse's neck, with the name Samuel Ash engraved on it. Refusing to bury what seems to be a World War II hero in a pauper's grave, Hook vows to find the dead boy's family, as well as his killer. With the casket in tow, and slowed down by an over-educated sidekick, Junior Monroe, and a stream of new tasks from the head of division, Hook finally finds his way to Carmen, Oklahoma. But no one there has ever heard of anyone named Samuel Ash. There are secrets in Carmen, most of them associated with the local orphanage and its disliked director, and Hook is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of the hanging of Samuel Ash. Vivid characterizations, searing descriptions, and a twisty plot make Sheldon Russell's The Hanging of Samuel Ash a gripping read.