A Study In Death Book

A Study In Death


  • Author : Iain McDowall
  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405520294

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A Study In Death Excerpt :

Dr Roger Harvey, a high-flyer headed for the academic first division, has pursued his career and women with equal passion. But now he's just another murder statistic; his body has been lying in his flat for four days when a small-time burglar literally stumbles over it on his way out with the stereo. DS Ian Kerr and DCI Jacobson of Crowby CID can discern no obvious motive. Harvey didn't do serious drugs or have a criminal record. Not even Harvey's closest friends, John Kent and his beautiful wife, Annie, seem able to throw any light on the situation. Despite Jacobson's dependence on booze and fags, and the fact that Kerr's marriage is disintegrating faster than his boss's liver, the two men are experienced policemen. But to solve the case they have to untangle the dark threads of a mystery which threatens to unravel in seemingly every direction . . .

A Study in Death Book
Score: 4
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A Study in Death


  • Author : Anna Lee Huber
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698181502

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A Study in Death Excerpt :

From the national bestselling author of A Brush with Shadows comes a riveting historical mystery featuring a most “unusual and romantic”* female sleuth—Lady Kiera Darby. Scotland, 1831. Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. After she’s commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is shocked to find her client prostrate on the floor. Both a physician and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit. Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth—no matter what, or who, stands in her way… *Judith Rock

Handbook of Thanatology Book

Handbook of Thanatology


  • Author : David K. Meagher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136726507

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Handbook of Thanatology Excerpt :

If ever there was an area requiring that the research-practice gap be bridged, surely it occurs where thanatologists engage with people dealing with human mortality and loss. The field of thanatology—the study of death and dying—is a complex, multidisciplinary area that encompases the range of human experiences, emotions, expectations, and realities. The Handbook of Thanatology is the most authoritative volume in the field, providing a single source of up-to-date scholarship, research, and practice implications. The handbook is the recommended resource for preparation for the prestigious certificate in thanatology (CT) and fellow in thanatology (FT) credentials, which are administered and granted by ADEC.

As Death Draws Near Book
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

As Death Draws Near


  • Author : Anna Lee Huber
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698181779

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As Death Draws Near Excerpt :

In this historical mystery from the national bestselling author of A Brush with Shadows, Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage get tangled in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue. July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter. Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travel to Rathfarnham Abbey school. Soon a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls. With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous. Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret. With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend, before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end...

Merchants of Death Book

Merchants of Death


  • Author : Helmuth Carol Engelbrecht
  • Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Release Date : 1934
  • Genre: Arms transfers
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610163903

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The Child s Discovery of Death Book

The Child s Discovery of Death


  • Author : Anthony, Sylvia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136311949

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The Child s Discovery of Death Excerpt :

Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the "International Library of Psychology" series is available upon request.

Assisted Death Book

Assisted Death


  • Author : L. W. Sumner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199607983

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Assisted Death Excerpt :

L.W. Sumner explores the ethical and legal status of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and argues powerfully that these forms of assisted death can claim the same justification as other widely accepted end-of-life practices. He surveys the opposing views and legal precedents, and develops a model regulatory policy for assisted death.

A Grave Matter Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Grave Matter


  • Author : Anna Lee Huber
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698140325

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A Grave Matter Excerpt :

Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage investigate a macabre murderer in this historical mystery from the author of Mortal Arts. Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case. But agreeing to investigate means Kiera must deal with the complicated emotions aroused in her by inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. When Gage arrives, he reveals that the incident at the Abbey was not the first—some fiend is digging up old bones and holding them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage must catch the grave robber and put the case to rest…before another victim winds up six feet under.

What Happens When We Die  Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

What Happens When We Die


  • Author : Sam Parnia, M.D.
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1401933548

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What Happens When We Die Excerpt :

Dr. Sam Parnia faces death every day. Through his work as a critical-care doctor in a hospital emergency room, he became very interested in some of his patients’ accounts of the experiences that they had while clinically dead. He started to collect these stories and read all the latest research on the subject, and then he conducted his own experiments. That work has culminated in this extraordinary book, which picks up where Raymond Moody’s Life After Life left off. Written in a scientific, balanced, and engaging style, this is powerful and compelling reading. This fascinating and controversial book will change the way you look at death and dying.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,621 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

White Mercy Book

White Mercy


  • Author : Robert Vicat Turrell
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 0325071268

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Robert Turrell presents a novel approach to the study of capital punishment in 20th-century South Africa. White Mercy focuses on official acts of mercy rather than on miscarriages of justice. Turrell bases his absorbing narrative on a thorough investigation of government statistics, court testimony, and judges' reports. He shows that racism and sexism profoundly influenced death-penalty cases, but not in equal ways. Africans, whom white rulers considered the "weaker" race, and women, whom men called the "weaker" sex, entered a legal realm that both promoted preordained cultural difference and disproportionately granted clemency to females convicted of murder. What will perhaps surprise many readers is that a number of condemned white men went to the gallows because the court believed they exhibited the incorrigible instincts of the "weaker" race. White Mercy stands alone in South African scholarship as the only book-length history of capital punishment. It is also a pioneering study in White Mercy stands alone in South African scholarship as the only book-length history of capital punishment. It is also a pioneering study in the field of gender studies. Turrell's sharp analysis and engrossing vignettes will be welcomed by students in graduate seminars and upper-level undergraduate courses covering a range of themes from race relations and gender studies, to the death penalty and constitutional developments in the United States and South Africa.

Confrontations with the Reaper Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Confrontations with the Reaper


  • Author : Fred Feldman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0195358333

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Confrontations with the Reaper Excerpt :

What is death? Do people survive death? What do we mean when we say that someone is "dying"? Presenting a clear and engaging discussion of the classic philosophical questions surrounding death, this book studies the great metaphysical and moral problems of death. In the first part, Feldman shows that a definition of life is necessary before death can be defined. After exploring several of the most plausible accounts of the nature of life and demonstrating their failure, he goes on to propose his own conceptual scheme for death and related concepts. In the second part, Feldman turns to ethical and value-theoretical questions about death. Addressing the ancient Epicurean ethical problem about the evil of death, he argues that death can be a great evil for those who die, even if they do not exist after death, because it may deprive them of the goods they would have enjoyed if they had continued to live. Confrontations with the Reaper concludes with a novel consequentialist theory about the morality of killing, applying it to such thorny practical issues as abortion, suicide, and euthanasia.

Life After Death Book

Life After Death


  • Author : Farnáz Maʻsúmián
  • Publisher : Kalimat Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 1890688274

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Slavery and Social Death Book

Slavery and Social Death


  • Author : Orlando Patterson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674916135

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Slavery and Social Death Excerpt :

In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson discusses the internal dynamics of slavery in sixty-six societies over time. These include Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, China, Korea, the Islamic kingdoms, Africa, the Caribbean islands, and the American South.

The Sign of Death Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Sign of Death


  • Author : Callie Hutton
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643855837

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The Sign of Death Excerpt :

A 2022 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD Nominee USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton returns with her second Victorian Book Club mystery, in which Lady Amy and Lord William sleuth the death of a teetotaler who took a fatal dunk in the drink. Bath, England, 1891. Mr. James Harding was a lot of things--businessman, well-to-do, probable scoundrel--but a drinker he most assuredly was not. So when Harding is believed to have drunkenly fallen to his death into the icy River Avon, Lord William Wethington is immediately suspicious. Finding Lord William's name on a letter in the victim's pocket, the local constabulary summons William to identify the victim. Police detectives learn that William had been one of Harding's business clients--and undoubtedly not the only client the dead man had cheated. William entreats Lady Amy Lovell, a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath, to help him deduce what really happened to the late Mr. Harding. Lady Amy, a celebrated mystery author herself, once called on William to help her solve a real-life mystery, and now she fully intends to return the favor. But it won't be easy. Practically every one of Harding's many clients had ample reason to want to do him in. And there's precious little time to narrow down the list: William and Amy soon become prime suspects themselves when the police discover them ruffling through files in Harding's house. Lady Amy will have to be as clever as her characters if she's to save William from the gallows...and herself from Harding's real killer.