On postage stamps and CDs, scrawled on Kuwaiti walls during the Persian Gulf war, waking up the astronauts with his songs, branded onto our politics, culture, and art - and inspiring thirty-one authors in this star-studded collection of ...
Author: Paul Sammon
A collection of stories featuring the late Elvis Presley includes Joyce Carol Oates's "Elvis is Dead: Why are You Still Alive?," Harlan Ellison and Chet Williamson's tales of Elvis's dead-at-birth twin, and works by Clive Barker, Lawrence Block, and David Morrell. Original.
A beautifully produced account of the creation, impact and legacy of one of the most important documents of the Tudor period – the last will and testament of Henry VIII.
Author: Suzannah Lipscomb
Publisher: Head of Zeus
On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary and Elizabeth;and, following them, the Grey and Suffolk families. It also listed bequests to the king's most trusted councillors and servants. Henry's will is one of the most intriguing and contested documents in British history. Historians have disagreed over its intended meaning, its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation. As well as examining the background to the drafting of the will and describing Henry's last days, Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own, illuminating interpretation of one of the most significant constitutional documents of the Tudor period. Illustrated with portraits of key figures at Henry's court, including the executors named by Henry in his will, THE KING IS DEAD is a Tudor gift book to cherish, as authoritative as it is beautiful.
So when the day comes, the King is kept in a hermetically sealed room while his brother is guarded by Ellery himself. But the King is still shot... This is the ultimate in locked-door mysteries from a classic master of the genre.
Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Ellery Queen IS the American detective story' Anthony Boucher. King Bendigo is the wealthiest man alive. He has an enormous security detail on his private island, quite capable of dealing with international aggression. But not threats from within his own family. Fearing for his life, he hires brilliant detective Ellery Queen. The King's brother Judah makes no secret of wanting him dead. He even gives a date and a time on which he will commit the crime. So when the day comes, the King is kept in a hermetically sealed room while his brother is guarded by Ellery himself. But the King is still shot... This is the ultimate in locked-door mysteries from a classic master of the genre.
And as he tells the stories of two men and the conflicts that shape them, he delivers a powerful portrait of America and the treacherous currents that run through it.
Author: Jim Lewis
Returning a hero from the battlefields of World War II, Walter Selby settles into a charmed domestic life in Memphis. But in a few brief moments, Walter sees his life and his world fracture and split apart, driving him to commit a terrible crime. Many years later, Frank Cartwright ponders his next move. His film career has left him wealthy but incomplete. When a director approaches him with a script that has a riddle for a plot Frank is intrigued by its resonance. In his search for an answer to the riddle, Frank embarks on a journey that will lead him into a past he doesn’t remember. Jim Lewis, acclaimed author of Why the Tree Loves the Ax, returns with a novel stunning in its originality and scope. And as he tells the stories of two men and the conflicts that shape them, he delivers a powerful portrait of America and the treacherous currents that run through it.
There are plots to invade England and Normandy. There are assassination attempts and the only man who can stop all of these is the Earl of Cleveland. Moving from Scotland to Normandy and back again this is a fast moving novel set in the months before the civil war in England and Normandy begins.
The king is dead is a drammatic story that narrates the tale of a man that feels like the absolute owner of his woman and the disappearance of his companion will surface his limits and sterness which, since always, block his relationships, ...
Author: Cristina Origone
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
The king is dead by Cristina Origone Towards what does insicurity inherent in the human existence and the fear of judgement of others push? Giovanni is fifty-eight years old, a simple man who lives in a small town from the Ligurian hinterland.When a morning he wakes up and doesn't find Alina, he's not worried; it's not the first time that, after a fight, she wakes up early to buy bread and warm buns to be forgiven. But, as soon as he finds out she disappeared with their savings, he's hit by vertigo: Alina has gone back to Russia and has left him? At first he hardly believes it but when he takes notice of the situation, he feels betrayed on his pride and tried to lie to everyone. But that lie will pull him into a vortex, where doubts start tormenting him: what has happened to Alina? From this moment his life changes, the paranoia of being judged by the townsfolk will make him doubt everyone, even his most close friends, and will drive him to hear things that don't exist. Until the truth will be revealed. Will Giovanni be able to accept it? The king is dead is a drammatic story that narrates the tale of a man that feels like the absolute owner of his woman and the disappearance of his companion will surface his limits and sterness which, since always, block his relationships, forcing him to deal with himself.
you want to love her but you're too into your friends and you're too into giving your attention to other women. you tell her you care but you barely around to spend time with her. you tell her you're busy and that you'll make it up but you ...
Author: Robert M. Drake
you want to love her but you're too into your friends and you're too into giving your attention to other women. you tell her you care but you barely around to spend time with her. you tell her you're busy and that you'll make it up but you never get around doing so. and then you tell her you're loyal. that she's the only one in your life. then you tell her you want her, that she's all you need but you don't put the effort in. this you must learn and you will when she is gone. you're not a lover, my sweet friend. you're a liar. so please don't confuse the two. and please top telling her who you want her to think you are. you're not ready. do not waste her time. the king is now dead and the kingdom is hers alone.
... equated childbirth with death should have disturbed her, but Bluebell was used
to this skewed survival mechanism. It had worked for Lorraine for all these years.
The pastor opened the day with a few obligatory words. 206 The King is Dead.
Author: Stacy Riedel
Frank Gladney died recently. And thank goodness. Who's got a shovel? From far away places, Frank's family is gearing up. Bluebell is putting out fresh towels, shellacking her suburban hair. Aubergine is on an airplane, hiding from nobody in her big sunglasses. Tim is on the road, blasting death metal across the plains states. Mother awaits their return, sharpening her tongue. Only one thing would get these four in the same city again, and that is to get that King in the ground. Confronted with their warped family history, and reminded of their gods given musical gifts, the Gladneys are faced with what it means to forgive and move the hell on already.
Etruvia has known peace for twenty years. But this time of peace has brought corruption and greed. The nobility has taken control, and the memories of great victories of old have faded. Crime is rife and the once proud people are little more than peasants. As a great evil rises in the desolate north, can a forgotten king and an embittered former war hero wake a nation from its stupor and build an army strong enough to give it a fighting chance?
Things get weirder than a peanut butter and banana sandwich when crime reporter Samantha Adams visits Elvis’s birthplace in this Southern mystery.
Author: Sarah Shankman
Publisher: Untreed Reads, LLC
Things get weirder than a peanut butter and banana sandwich when crime reporter Samantha Adams visits Elvis’s birthplace in this Southern mystery. Crime reporter Samantha Adams is working on a book called American Weird when her boyfriend, Harry, invites her to a barbecue cookoff in Tupelo, Mississippi. It’s hard to turn down a drive to Elvis’s birthplace in a genuine pink Cadillac. And as Harry points out, the King’s birthplace “ought to be lousy with weird.” As they soon discover, lousy is right—and weird is just the beginning. Also visiting Tupelo is Mary Ann McClanahan. After killing her worthless husband, Carlin, she discovered he was already married to a woman in Tupelo who’ll collect his life insurance—unless she does something about it. Meanwhile, the cookoff heats up when a contestant is zapped by his own electric smoker, and Samantha’s dog has to be rescued by a Biker for Jesus at the Elvis Memorial McDonald’s. But when Lovie Rakestraw, one of Elvis’s junior high classmates, is found electrocuted in her whirlpool, Sam is on the killer’s trail like a hound dog.
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walls ; To give , I'll ne'er repine ; ' Tis new , " he said , “ I know ; The King is dead ,
long live the King ! ” I can tell the voice of a gun , as a man Said the Lady
And from the many - gatèd town pass'd Easchlaghs in affright , Pale as the
morning hours when rushing forth from night , And north , east , south , and
westward , as they spread , They cried , “ The king is dead ! the king is dead ! " II .
As the ...