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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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Record of Wrongs: A Thriller
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It’s dark as Elliott Garrett heads home on a deserted, rural two-lane highway, thinking of his beautiful wife and infant daughter waiting for him in Raleigh, North Carolina. But Elliott... More > doesn’t know that behind the next set of oncoming headlights is an ugly chapter of his life he thought was safely in the past – and that this moment, it’s coming back over the horizon and heading straight for him. When Elliott never arrives home, his grieving wife brings in young legal investigator J. Davis Swaine III to find out what exactly happened to her husband on that shadowy highway and who is behind it.< Less
THE CRIME CURVE
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Stark gritty tale of cops and robbers on the streets of South London.
An Artist in Crime
Detective Jack Barnes is pitted against a would-be "gentleman" criminal in this thriller by "one of the most neglected authors in the entire history of the detective story."
An artist, an author, and a sculptor all face death..until a tragic common bond unifies them.
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
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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Crime And Punishment
A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such... More > a crime, to transgress moral law -- if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror. Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil ... a man who cannot escape his own conscience.
This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
The Crime and the Criminal
The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh aka Richard Bernard Heldmann, author of “The Beetle,” “The Mystery of Philip Bennion’s Death,” etc.; illustrated by Harold... More > Piffard
Another novel from Richard Marsh (12 October 1857 – 9 August 1915) -- the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. He is best known for his supernatural thriller The Beetle: A Mystery, which was published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula and was initially even more popular. Heldman was educated at Eton and Oxford University. He began to publish short stories, mostly adventure tales, as "Bernard Heldmann," before adopting the name "Richard Marsh" in 1893. Several of the prolific Marsh's novels were published posthumously.
This tale starts with a struggle on a train and an assumed death of a passenger. Told in parts, each part by a different character. Another good read from Mr. Marsh!< Less
Those Crimes of Passion
We are all capable of the most unimaginable things. But many of us never find out what they are.
A school is locked in an atmosphere of unease and suspicion, and a young woman is brutally raped by a... More > dangerous assailant. But events are soon to spiral out of control for Jennifer Kraystone and her friend Jonathan Baker. Caught in a web of crime and corruption, they are finding they can truly trust no one, while finally embracing the feelings they have denied themselves for so long.
But as their lives rip apart, can their growing passion protect them through all they must face, or will it ultimately threaten to corrupt their relationship with tragedy?< Less