In the Mail: The Savage City

Drawing on interviews with former police and prosecutors, activists, hustlers, and journalists, English recounts a time of growing and visceral hostility between a police department steeped in corruption and a besieged black community that exploded in violence.

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In the Mail:The Bone Yard

The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Novel Publishers Weekly In Bass’s uneven sixth forensic procedural featuring Dr. Bill Brockton (after The Bone Thief), Brockton, who’s in charge of the Body Farm, a Tennessee research facility where cadavers are left to decay for research purposes, agrees to help a visiting Florida forensic analyst, Angie St. Claire, with a personal tragedy. St. Claire’s sister has died of a shotgun blast to the head in Georgia, a death ruled a suicide by the local...

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In the Mail:The Bone Yard

The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Novel Publishers Weekly In Bass’s uneven sixth forensic procedural featuring Dr. Bill Brockton (after The Bone Thief), Brockton, who’s in charge of the Body Farm, a Tennessee research facility where cadavers are left to decay for research purposes, agrees to help a visiting Florida forensic analyst, Angie St. Claire, with a personal tragedy. St. Claire’s sister has died of a shotgun blast to the head in Georgia, a death ruled a suicide by the local...

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In the Mail: An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs –Timeless Words to Live By Product Description Proverbs, those brief well-known sayings that offer lively advice, encouragement, or even words of warning, are as popular today as they were when they first originated–so much so that many have even made their way into several generations of pop culture. These colorful expressions have become an enduring part of our contemporary speech, but how often do we stop to think about their origins or...

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In the Mail: Haunt Me Still

Haunt Me Still: A Novel by Jennifer Lee Carrell Publishers Weekly Agreeing to direct Shakespeare’s notoriously ill-starred “Scottish play” plunges scholar-sleuth Kate Stanley into a cauldron of trouble in this heady, occult-steeped thriller, the sequel to Interred with Their Bones. The reclusive Lady Nairn, decades earlier the bewitching actress Janet Douglas, plans a production featuring priceless Macbeth-linked antiquities, her own return to the stage, and—if Kate can find it—a...

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In the Mail: The Popes of Avignon

The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile Library Journal Mullins, an Oxford-educated journalist and visual arts and architecture specialist, spans the intriguing 70 years of the Avignon papacy with this highly readable narrative. By grounding the story in the architecture and artistic elements of Avignon and the surrounding area, he draws readers into this fascinating period of the church’s “Babylonian captivity.” Mullins effectively demonstrates the effects of the...

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In the Mail: Chasing the White Dog

Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine From Booklist Although most of us associate moonshine with Prohibition and the cross-border gin runners of the 1920s, the first moonshiners actually were outlaws who protested the new tax on whiskey; this was in the 1790s, and it was such a serious rebellion that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton sent 13,000 troops into Pennsylvania to quash it. Moonshine is, in parts of the U.S., still a booming business and...

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