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CINCINNATI's FINEST: Crime, Punishment & Passion
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"Cincinnati's Finest" is the story of four female police officers whose lifetime friendship is put to the ultimate test by a horrific tragedy that forces each of them to... More > prove their loyalty, not only to one another, but to the code of honor they each swore a solemn oath to uphold. Drama ignites as love, lust and betrayal soon blur the definitions of right and wrong in this twisted tale of law and order. Someone will cross the thin blue line into a point of no return. Revised by El James
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Crime and Punishment
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
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
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
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The first episode of an historical romp set in the late eighteenth century pitching the resourceful investigative talents of Captain Benjamin Daniels against Miss Sophia Dashwood and her unorthodox... More > household. Caution may contain humour, brothels, smugglers,and spies, as well as things that go bump in the night! Less of the Sense and Sensibility rather more of the Will and Grace meet Pirates of the Carabbean.< Less
Crime & Punishment
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
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.
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Fatale must decide whether to continue a life of crime while hunted by the police or stay at home with his hot 17-year-old girlfriend.
The Last Crime
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In a nightmare world of people controlled by an elite and their computers a desperate Harold Acteon seeking for justice has a violent but inevitable philosophy that freedom requires the freedom to... More > murder. And from the outset the chase between the pursuer and his pursued can only resolve itself through slaughter and mayhem in this appalling rationale of destruction.
"What makes this novel so interesting is the extraordinary brilliance of its execution. Kennedy-Martin writes like someone as rapturously high on words and images as his characters on their 'jollies'. For most of the time one is stunned by his virtuosity. One has the impression of an immensely fecund, feverish intelligence to match the immensely fecund, feverish imagination..."
Francis King, Spectator
"The satisfying qualities of a well-planned thriller as well as the intellectual questing that is the essence of science fiction..."
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Technology Isn't Always Used With Good Intentions
Crime Net is a collection of stories that delve into the nefarious side of cyberpunk and tech-thriller fiction. In a modern society, filled with... More > affordable technology and always-on networks, some electric dreams aren't always what we expect.
Featuring stories from four talented authors, we get inside the head of a man heading for rock-bottom until a too-good-to-be-true job opportunity comes his way; watch a devoted fan get a little too close to her idol; see what happens when gene splicing technology falls into the wrong hands, and experience a driven woman’s mission to kill in the underworld of a futuristic city.
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