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Glitter and Gold: A Canary Club Anthology , Hör...
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Set during the flamboyant anything-goes era of 1920s America, these three historical romance tales are filled with intriguing characters and rich imagery from the time period - with flappers, jazz music, gangsters, and lavish wealth. Escape to a different decade today with the compelling stories of the Canary Club Anthology. Gilded Cage Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious bootlegger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father's empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family's dangerous secrets, Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. All That Glitters A dame with brains, moxie, and killer curves, June West isn't your average flapper. She's managed to endear herself to the son of one of the most powerful gangsters in New York, earning herself a spot in the limelight that she's always longed for. With the infamous playboy at her side, June has become accustomed to living the high life. Lavish parties, expensive clothes, sparkling jewels - nothing is beyond her reach. But when her carefully woven web of lies finally catches up with her, she must make an impossible choice: come clean about her past and risk losing everything, or find a way to bury her demons once and for all. Nothing Gold Dickey has been down on his luck since the day he was born. Flat broke and sick of being looked down on, he meets young socialite Lilly Rose at a wild party. The connection is like a strike of lightning. From a wealthy New York family, this debutante is everything he's been told he can never have and the only thing he wants. Determined to win her, he knows the only way is with cold hard cash. So when a shot at the biggest score of his life comes.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092257/bk_acx0_092257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mistress of Justice
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DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's pre-eminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anywhere she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece asks her to find a stolen document that could cost him the multimillion dollar case he's defending... and his career as well. Taylor signs on... only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know - including secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to kill for. But who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer... 'If you want thrills, Deaver is your man' Guardian

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Living Dangerously
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Living Dangerously begins by telling the story of a young woman and an account of her formative years growing up in a small town in a close knit family and learning about the Black Country not far away. This was the heartland of heavy industry in South Staffordshire. With the Second World War threatening, at the tender age of 18, Betty Farley volunteered for service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) where her adventures truly begin, and serves her country until the war's conclusion in 1939. Her story takes the reader on a tour of the British Isles, invariably by steam engine, from Birmingham and on to her numerous postings, London, Oxford, Cornwall, South Wales and Oban, situated on the west coast of Scotland. The backdrop to this book is the war itself, as it was waged by fighter aircraft, frequent bombing raids, V-1 rockets, the London Blitz, the 'blackout', set against the metropolitan night-life, partying at The Savoy, the Queensbury Club in Piccadilly, dancing to the sound of the Glenn Miller Band, the jitterbug and the latest music import, jazz! For many women, as well as men, these were also times of both exhilaration and the chance of tasting independence for the first time. Naturally, this led to long-lasting friendships and romantic attachments, especially with British and American forces at a time when the country was awash with US troops, either stationed here or passing through on the way to the European theatre. Betty Farley carries the reader through that time of the run-up to D-Day and the Normandy landings, with vivid descriptions of the preparations to invade Europe. Having fallen in love, the struggle to make a life changing decision about her marriage to an American and leaving her family is a hard choice, and once made there is no looking back. The future holds many surprises, dramas and adventures, but that's another story. After living in Massachusetts and Michigan she now lives and writes in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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Mistress of Justice
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DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's pre-eminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anywhere she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece asks her to find a stolen document that could cost him the multimillion dollar case he's defending... and his career as well. Taylor signs on... only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know - including secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to kill for. But who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer... 'If you want thrills, Deaver is your man' Guardian

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Somewhere in the Night
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Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with fear and even paranoia. The shadow of this rich and powerful cinematic style can now be seen in virtually every artistic medium. The spectacular success of recent neo-film noirs is only the tip of an iceberg. In the dead-on, nocturnal jazz of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, the chilled urban landscapes of Edward Hopper, and postwar literary fiction from Nelson Algren and William S. Burroughs to pulp masters like Horace McCoy, we find an unsettling recognition of the dark hollowness beneath the surface of the American Dream. Acclaimed novelist and poet Nicholas Christopher explores the cultural identity of film noir in a seamless, elegant, and enchanting work of literary prose. Examining virtually the entire catalogue of film noir, Christopher identifies the central motif as the urban labyrinth, a place infested with psychosis, anxiety, and existential dread in which the noir hero embarks on a dangerously illuminating quest. With acute sensitivity, he shows how technical devices such as lighting, voice over, and editing tempo are deployed to create the film noir world. Somewhere in the Night guides us through the architecture of this imaginary world, be it shot in New York or Los Angeles, relating its elements to the ancient cultural archetypes that prefigure it. Finally, Christopher builds an explanation of why film noir not only lives on but is currently enjoying a renaissance. Somewhere in the Night can be appreciated as a lucid introduction to a fundamental style of American culture, and also as a guide to film noir's heyday. Ultimately, though, as the work of a bold talent adeptly manipulating poetic cadence and metaphor, it is itself a superb aesthetic artifact.

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Living Dangerously
19,99 € *
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Living Dangerously begins by telling the story of a young woman and an account of her formative years growing up in a small town in a close knit family and learning about the Black Country not far away. This was the heartland of heavy industry in South Staffordshire. With the Second World War threatening, at the tender age of 18, Betty Farley volunteered for service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) where her adventures truly begin, and serves her country until the war's conclusion in 1939. Her story takes the reader on a tour of the British Isles, invariably by steam engine, from Birmingham and on to her numerous postings, London, Oxford, Cornwall, South Wales and Oban, situated on the west coast of Scotland. The backdrop to this book is the war itself, as it was waged by fighter aircraft, frequent bombing raids, V-1 rockets, the London Blitz, the 'blackout', set against the metropolitan night-life, partying at The Savoy, the Queensbury Club in Piccadilly, dancing to the sound of the Glenn Miller Band, the jitterbug and the latest music import, jazz! For many women, as well as men, these were also times of both exhilaration and the chance of tasting independence for the first time. Naturally, this led to long-lasting friendships and romantic attachments, especially with British and American forces at a time when the country was awash with US troops, either stationed here or passing through on the way to the European theatre. Betty Farley carries the reader through that time of the run-up to D-Day and the Normandy landings, with vivid descriptions of the preparations to invade Europe. Having fallen in love, the struggle to make a life changing decision about her marriage to an American and leaving her family is a hard choice, and once made there is no looking back. The future holds many surprises, dramas and adventures, but that's another story. After living in Massachusetts and Michigan she now lives and writes in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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Somewhere in the Night
16,76 € *
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Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with fear and even paranoia. The shadow of this rich and powerful cinematic style can now be seen in virtually every artistic medium. The spectacular success of recent neo-film noirs is only the tip of an iceberg. In the dead-on, nocturnal jazz of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, the chilled urban landscapes of Edward Hopper, and postwar literary fiction from Nelson Algren and William S. Burroughs to pulp masters like Horace McCoy, we find an unsettling recognition of the dark hollowness beneath the surface of the American Dream. Acclaimed novelist and poet Nicholas Christopher explores the cultural identity of film noir in a seamless, elegant, and enchanting work of literary prose. Examining virtually the entire catalogue of film noir, Christopher identifies the central motif as the urban labyrinth, a place infested with psychosis, anxiety, and existential dread in which the noir hero embarks on a dangerously illuminating quest. With acute sensitivity, he shows how technical devices such as lighting, voice over, and editing tempo are deployed to create the film noir world. Somewhere in the Night guides us through the architecture of this imaginary world, be it shot in New York or Los Angeles, relating its elements to the ancient cultural archetypes that prefigure it. Finally, Christopher builds an explanation of why film noir not only lives on but is currently enjoying a renaissance. Somewhere in the Night can be appreciated as a lucid introduction to a fundamental style of American culture, and also as a guide to film noir's heyday. Ultimately, though, as the work of a bold talent adeptly manipulating poetic cadence and metaphor, it is itself a superb aesthetic artifact.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.08.2020
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Mistress of Justice
4,49 € *
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DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York's pre-eminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anywhere she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece asks her to find a stolen document that could cost him the multimillion dollar case he's defending... and his career as well. Taylor signs on... only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to know - including secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to kill for. But who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer... 'If you want thrills, Deaver is your man' Guardian

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.08.2020
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