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Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1866. Translation to english by Constance Garnett. In the peak heat of a St. Petersburg summer, an erstwhile university... More > student, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, commits a crime, bludgeoning a pawnbroker and her sister with an axe. What follows is a psychological chess match between Raskolnikov and a wily detective that moves toward a form of redemption for our antihero. Relentlessly philosophical and psychological, tackles freedom and strength, suffering and madness, illness, while asking if “great men” have license to forge their own moral codes. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder without remorse or regret, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a suspicious police investigator, his own conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Fyodor Dostoevsky is the Russian author famous for exploring psychological and existential depths in his work, most notably in The Brothers Karamazov and this here Crime and Punishment. It focuses on... More > the mental and moral wrangling of Raskolnikov, a poor St. Petersburg ex-student who plans and acts out the murder of a conniving scoundrel - a low life pawn broker who's got some desperately needed cash. Raskolnikov justifies his act by comparing himself to Napoleon, thinking that some murder is committed for a higher purpose. He also sets out to perform good acts with the money to outweigh his crime. Crime and Punishment was written in 6 parts, and it's fascinating to note that the novel has a clear, almost mathematical balance to it. It's said to look like a "flattened X" in its structure, and Raskolnikov changes directly in the middle. If you haven't read any Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment is a murder mystery to end all murder mysteries.< Less
Crime Scene By Rick R. Reed
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When it comes to crime, the murder of a child is one of the worst. Just knowing about it can be traumatic. That's what one woman discovers when she picks up a book of crime scene photographs culled... More > from the files of a real New York City detective. She's haunted by the harsh black and white photo of a little girl, strangled and left for dead on the floor in a womens' restroom. The story is intercut with her distress at not being able to stop thinking and wondering about the crime, while the other part takes the reader back to a hot day in the early 1960s and shows just what could drive a mother to murder her only child. A taut story with a shocking ending.< Less
Crime & Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished... More > ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of, and even have the right to do, such things. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.< Less
Partners In Crime By Fiona Wilde
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Casey Levy is perfectly happy in her role as a spanked wife, even if she doesn't enjoy the disciplinary spankings delivered by her strict ex-Marine husband, Brian. Then she meets Jennifer, the... More > pampered, superficial wife of David Clark, a wealthy man interested in investing in Brian's small security firm.Casey's first reaction to Jennifer is negative, and she resents being forced to socialize with the Clarks. Then she detects some signs that Jennifer is also a spanked wife. And when her suspicions are realized, she finds herself befriending Jennifer. But when she joins forces with Jennifer to help protect her friend from a well-deserved spanking, Casey finds she's gotten more than she bargained for. Because as far as these spanking husbands are concerned, partners in crime should also be partners in punishment. This story offers lots of action, and lots of different types of spanking for the reader.< Less
CRIME SENTENCE - A Screenplay By S.T.Siltanen
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Need a trendy Summer Read? Show a movie in your own head: read a page-turner screenplay from Feron Films called “CRIME SENTENCE.” This story comes with a plot that doesn’t stop... More > twisting! It’s about the NEAR FUTURE: our society has CHANGED. What if you had no LEGAL right to cheat? Yes, ADULTERY is now a FELONY, a crime with EXTREME punishment. And everything seems to go as planned, until… an outraged peace officer arrests a perpetrator suspected of sleeping with the cop’s spouse. The offended officer unintentionally unleashes a deadly chain-reaction while hacking into the government’s new COMPUTERIZED JUDGEMENT DELIVERY SYSTEM (124 pages).< Less
The Crime of Nine: A Mystery in Numbers By A.G. Deiss
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When purple fruit are purloined from grannie's kitchen, who is to blame? Count on charming conflict in this madcap mathematic caper.
Quick Guide: Crime and Punishment By College Guide World
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Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an... More > unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.< Less
Cornucopia of Crime TPB By Francis M. Nevins
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Trade paperback. What do Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich, Ellery Queen and Anthony Boucher have in common? They’re considered Titans by Francis M. Nevins in this collection of essays and... More > articles about the world of crime literature as he’s seen it for the past four decades. He’s written about them all: Mike Avallone, John D. MacDonald, the Atlee Phillips brothers, Harry Stephen Keeler, William Ard, et al. Here, for the first time, the essays and articles are collected into a huge book, introduced by Mike Nevins himself. There’s also a detailed index, making this one of the most valuable reference books on 20th Century mystery writing you’ll have in your library.< Less
ART FOR A STEAL - A Musical Crime By Mark de Castrique & Loonis McGlohon
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In this two-act musical, the heist of the century turns into a wild comedy of errors