Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday, with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking, before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.
On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunderings and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage.
Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy’s relationship to Hobbes?
This, the third in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies will reveal all.
'I always knew you'd get ahead one day'
This new 'unhuman' comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the third novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.
‘Hobbes and Andy follow the Hobbes-Watson dynamic’, ‘had me giggling’ (http://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers/)
‘Once again I was transported into another world’, ‘This author has become one of my favorites’ (http://koeur.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/review-inspector-hobbes-and-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)
‘dastardly villans’, ‘serves well as a stand alone novel’ (http://carolyninjoy.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/inspector-hobbes-the-gold-diggers-by-wilkie-martin/)
Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants. These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods.
Is Andy’s comedy romance cursed to be unsuccessful, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?
'Love may be on the horizon but, beware, something wicked this way comes.'
This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. This is the second novel in the series featuring the same memorable characters, but it is not necessary to have read the first, as all the books are stand-alone novels and can be read individually.
'far out fantasy full of odd characters and action' Jo Ann Hakola (http://bkfaerie.blogspot.co.uk)
'Inspector Hobbes and the Curse is very much the funny mans Sherlock Holmes' Scarlet Aingeal (http://scarletaingeal.booklikes.com)
‘an amusing fantasy take-off on Sherlock Holmes and Watson’ Nancy Famolari (http://nancyfamolari.blogspot.co.uk)
‘I had fun relaxing with this novel, cigar in hand’ Anders Mikkelsen (http://koeur.wordpress.com)
Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room. Contending with a wave of murder, suicide and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities.
Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when a stressed Hobbes's concealed nature reveals itself in an orgy of bone-crunching. Yet, coming through unscathed, Andy develops respect and admiration for his host, even when he uses weird, occasionally brutal, methods to begin unravelling the mystery, which would appear to link The Order of the Dragon and Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula, to the crime wave.
When Hobbes goes missing, Andy, with the dubious assistance of Dregs, Hobbes's big, bad dog, and armed with a leg of lamb, searches for him. Will he triumph over crazed blood lust and human sacrifice? Can Andy with Hobbes's friends, a binge-drinking dwarf and a troll who looks uncannily human, save the day? And can Andy catch vampirism from false teeth?
'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry'
This new comedy fantasy book series is suitable for teenagers and upwards.
Read these new humorous mysteries and you'll never look at The Cotswolds in the same way again. All the novels feature the same memorable characters but they are standalone and can be read individually.
‘It was fun and entertaining’ ( books reviews forevermore)
Inspector Hobbes and the Blood was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012
Is another future possible? So called ‘late modernity’ is marked by the escalating rise in and proliferation of uncertainties and unforeseen events brought about by the interplay between and patterning of social–natural, techno–scientific and political-economic developments. The future has indeed become problematic. The question of how heterogeneous actors engage futures, what intellectual and practical strategies they put into play and what the implications of such strategies are, have become key concerns of recent social and cultural research addressing a diverse range of fields of practice and experience. Exploring questions of speculation, possibilities and futures in contemporary societies,?Speculative Research?responds to the pressing need to not only critically account for the role of calculative logics and rationalities in managing societal futures, but to develop alternative approaches and sensibilities that take futures seriously as possibilities and that demand new habits and practices of attention, invention, and experimentation.
This anthology celebrates their work, alongside long-hidden gems by less familiar writers. Together these stories demonstrate the range and high accomplishment of the classic British impossible crime story over more than half a century.
Studio Studies is an agenda setting volume that presents a set of empirical case studies that explore and examine the studio as a key setting for aesthetic and material production. As such, Studio Studies responds to three contemporary concerns in social and cultural thought: first, how to account for the situated nature of creative and cultural production; second, the challenge of reimagining creativity as a socio-materially distributed practice rather than the cognitive privilege of the individual; and finally, to unravel the parallels, contrasts and interconnections between studios and other sites of cultural-aesthetic and technoscientific production, notably laboratories. By enquiring into the operations, topologies and displacements that shape and format studios, this volume aims to demarcate a novel and important object of analysis for empirical social and cultural research as well to develop new conceptual repertoires to unpack the multiple ways studio processes shape our everyday lives.?
William R. Baker, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, is professor of New Testament at Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the general editor of Stone-Campbell Journal and the author and editor of several books and articles, including Evangelicalism and the Stone-Campbell Movement and Sticks and Stones: The Biblical Ethics of Talk. He has also written a commentary on 2 Corinthians for the College Press NIV Commentary Series.
Ralph P. Martin, Ph.D., University of London, is in his fifth decade as a teacher, scholar, and mentor. He is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University, and at Logos Evangelical Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including Worship in the Early Church, the Philippians in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, and James in the Word Biblical Commentary, for which he also serves as New Testament editor. He also co-edited the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. Ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1949, Dr. Martin has pastored churches in Dunstable, Southport, and Gloucester, England.
Carl N. Toney, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, is adjunct assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He edited and contributed to the revised edition of 2 Corinthians in the Word Biblical Commentary series and is the author of Paul's Inclusive Ethic: Resolving Community Conflicts and Promoting Mission in Romans 14-15. A licensed minister in the American Baptist Convention, Dr. Toney is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
La odisea de un hombre en lucha contra la mentira.
«He llamado al timbre de mi casa y me ha contestado un desconocido...»
Cuando Martin Harris regresa a casa después de tres días su mujer no le reconoce y un hombre que afirma llamarse como él ha usurpado su identidad, su hogar, su puesto de trabajo y algo que resulta aún más inquietante: sus recuerdos.
¿Se trata de una broma de mal gusto? ¿Una pesadilla? ¿Una venganza de su mujer? ¿Un caso médico inexplicable? ¿Una conspiración industrial
Una novela de intriga, una odisea veloz en la que un hombre solo debe luchar contra la mentira que le rodea... o descubrir la nueva verdad.
La crítica ha dicho:
«Sencillamente apasionante. Su sorprendente desenlace provoca un efecto retrospectivo mágico.»
The New York Times Book Review
«Una pequeña joya.»
«La idea conductora de Sin identidad es fascinante. La prosa es depurada y la trama está llena de giros cautivadores.»
San Francisco Chronicle
«Van Cauwelaert esquiva con destreza cualquier cliché... La escena final sorprenderá hasta al más avezado lector de thrillers. Una pequeña joya.»
«Un vivo análisis de la identidad y la memoria.»
«Todo se le da bien a Didier van Cauwelaert. Tiene una vocación múltiple de buen doctor, de mago, de hechicero y, por supuesto, de escritor. Tiene el don, la gracia de la escritura.»
François Nourissier,de la Academia Goncourt
«Cauwelaert es uno de los pocos escritores que introduce un poco de fantasía en una época en la que no hay ninguna. Su obra es importante.»
«Si Camus se hubiera entrenado en la CIA, habría escrito este libro. Un inolvidable thriller de espías literario.»
Richard D. Altick demonstrates that these two cases, as they were presented in the British press, set the tone for the Victorian "age of sensation." The fascination with crime, passion, and suspense has a long history, but it was in the 1860s that this fascination became the vogue in England. Altick shows that these crimes provided literary prototypes and authenticated extraordinary passion and incident in fiction with the "shock of actuality." While most sensational melodramas and novels were by lesser writers, authors of the stature of Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, and Wilkie Collins were also influenced by the spirit of the age and incorporated sensational elements in their work.
Consequently, Agency without Actors? New Approaches to Collective Action
outlines a wide range of novel accounts that link human and non-human agency tries to understand social-technical, political and environmental networks as different forms of agency that produce discrete and identifiable entities asks how different types of (often conflicting) agency and agents are distinguished in practice, how they are maintained and how they interfere with each other.
By studying the substantial impact of the role of non-humans in connection with human relations, the book aims to advance the discourse on agency and investigates into the different possible modes of human and nonhuman interplay.
This book is essential reading for students and scholars of sociology, science and technology studies, social anthropology, animal studies, environmental studies and social theory.
De regreso de Vietnam, el doctor Ken Philbin se reintegra a su puesto de residente de cirugía en el Washington Memorial Hospital. Mientras trabaja en la sala de Urgencias, colabora con la policía atendiendo a víctimas de accidentes y agresiones. Así debe acudir al escenario de varios asesinatos que tienen una característica en común: en cada escena del crimen el asesino ha recreado, de forma macabra, un cuadro famoso de la historia de la pintura. Ante la inoperancia de la policía, Ken se involucra cada vez más en la investigación de los crímenes mientras dos mujeres se disputan sus atenciones: Eloïse, la enfermera que trabaja a sus órdenes, y Gladys, una exuberante portorriqueña, modelo de fotografías pornográficas.
Esa turbulenta primavera de 1968 la humanidad asistirá a muchos acontecimientos: los asesinatos de Martin Luther King y Robert Kennedy, las revueltas estudiantiles del mayo francés, la Primavera de Praga. Pero ninguno de ellos marcará tanto la vida del doctor Philbin como las terribles muertes firmadas por El Anatomista y su obsesión por atraparlo... antes de ser atrapado.
Alejandro Arís, cirujano cardiaco a la vez que notable escritor, es el autor de este thriller que no da respiro, narrado con una pluma filosa y precisa como un bisturí, capaz de subir la adrenalina y obligar al lector a cerrar momentáneamente el libro, para tomar aliento antes del final.
THE PRINCE OF POISONERS
William Palmer was known to all in Rugeley. The son from a wealthy family had trained in London as a surgeon and returned to the English village with his beautiful, respected wife to raise a family and live out his days as a country doctor.
But Dr. Palmer wanted more. More money. More excitement. More women. He dove into the shady world of horse racing, gambling heavily and spending a fortune to build his stable of thoroughbreds. When money grew tight, he found that a dosed drink or two could clear the way. He got away with it, poisoning his wife, mother-in-law, his infant children, fellow gamblers and many more, until he killed one time too many.
The story of Dr. Palmer’s deadly treatments at the birth of the mass media riveted the nation and spread around the world. The sensational 12-day trial in London’s Old Bailey drew the attention of royalty (Prince Albert bought one of Palmer’s horses at auction) and literature (Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins followed the case) and made legal history as the first trial in which strychnine figured and the first to be moved because of the enormous publicity.
Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” was published to cash in on the notorious case. The anonymous author combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife. With the help of footnotes and essays, the result is a compelling, fascinating look at life in the early Victorian era, and the criminal doctor who was placed “at the head of his profession” by none other than Sherlock Holmes!
Look for these other Peschel Press books on the Palmer case: “The Illustrated Times Trial of William Palmer” and “The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley”.
This book will be of interest to those studying the works of George Gissing, and 19th century literature more broadly.
HIV has changed in the presence of recent biomedical technologies. In particular, the development of anti-retroviral therapies (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV was a significant landmark in the history of the disease. Treatment with ARV drug regimens, which began in 1996, has enabled many thousands to live with the human immunodeficiency virus without progressing to AIDS. Yet ARVs have also been fraught with problems of regimen compliance, viral resistance, and iatrogenic disease. Besides intensifying the technological and ethical complexities of medicine, the drugs have also affected conceptions of risk and risk practices, in turn presenting new challenges for prevention.
In order to devise safer, more effective forms of treatment, prevention, and possibly cure, Marsha Rosengarten asserts, it is essential to understand the relationship between HIV, medical technologies, and ideas about the body. HIV is an entity that constitutes and is constituted by complex material and informational environments. Recognition of this two-way traffic between the medical science of HIV and the expression of HIV in individuals and societies provides a novel basis for devising new or supplementary modes of thinking about and intervening in the epidemic.
Through such diverse materials as drug advertisements, pill formulations, scientific articles, clinical trials, diagnostic test results, and viral imaging as well as interviews with those living and working with HIV, Rosengarten provides numerous demonstrations of how the entities comprising the HIV epidemic - bodies, viral resistance, diagnostic results, safe sex - are forged through dynamic relations.
These various phenomena challenge existing prevention models and raise social and ethical concerns about the impact of additional technologies such as HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis and the promise of vaccines and microbicides.
HIV Interventions is relevant to those engaged in questions of the social and ethical dimensions of biomedicine, biotechnology, and genomics. Further, the specific focus of the project offers HIV practitioners - in the sciences and social sciences, in clinical research, clinical practice, social research, policy development and prevention education - new perspectives and analytic tools for intercepting a virus that continues to endure and, most critically, to change in the course of doing so.
Two chapters are devoted to the seminal case of Street v Mountford and its contemporary significance. A comparison is also made with the position in Australia and the United States. The book provides a scholarly reflection on the principles of leasehold law that will be of interest to practitioners, academics, and students of landlord and tenant law.
The Case of the Deadly Doctor
IT IS THE YEAR 1856. Queen Victoria has ruled for 19 years. The Crimean War recently ended after three years of bloody fighting. The elimination of taxes on newspapers unleashed a demand for stories and the bloodier the better.
The arrest of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley for murder gave the public what it wanted: a terrifying death by strychnine; a glimpse into the shady world of horse-racing; and the possibility of insurance fraud. And the horrible suspicion that the soft-spoken, placid Palmer had also killed his wife, mother-in-law, brother, and most of his children.
The sensational 12-day trial in London’s Old Bailey drew the attention of royalty (Prince Albert bought one of Palmer’s horses) and inspired Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Doctors clashed on the stand as expert witnesses and spoke out in public. The public took it all in and heatedly debated the question: Did the good doctor poison his friend under the guise of curing him?
Originally published in 1856, this edition of “The Times Report of the Trial of
William Palmer” reprints the court transcript, edited and corrected for the first time, along with more than 60 woodcuts restored to make them look better than the day they were printed.
This edition also includes:
* More than 250 footnotes explaining historical, legal, and medical references
* Period maps of England and the Staffordshire region
* A glossary of medical and scientific terms
* Profiles of the leading legal figures in the case.
The result is a fresh look at the mass-murdering country doctor and the trial that shocked Britain.
The Rugeley Poisoner series also includes “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” (1856) and “The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley” (1926).
Rented housing is treated as a unified whole, with particular prominence being given to shorthold arrangements. The book includes reference to the changes to the allocation and homelessness regimes proposed by Part II of the Homes Bill 2000. It also considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, the changes to repossession procedures implemented by the Woolf Reforms, and the year 2000 bumper crop of decisions on housing law.
Leasehold tenure is undergoing dramatic changes. The book draws a functional distinction between long residential leases and rental arrangements, based on the registrability of long leases, their freedom from rent controls and security of tenure, special controls of management and forfeiture, and enfranchisement rights. Extensive coverage is given to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill 2000, introduced into the House of Lords in December 2000, and promising improvements in the enfranchisement schemes, additional management controls, and a commonhold scheme.
Topics on commercial leases (business and agricultural) given special attention include the reasonable recipient principle for the construction of notices, a decision on the effect on a sub-tenant of an upwards notice to quit by his head tenant, and Law Commission proposals on the Termination of Tenancies (1999).