The Case of the Sin City Sister

The Case of the Sin City Sister
A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery

by Lynne Hinton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781629534756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"When Eve's biological sister goes missing, the nun heads to Las Vegas to track her down before it's too late. Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won't act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious -- and possibly deadly -- is afoot. Challenged to put her newfound gifts as a PI to the test, Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister's whereabouts. What nefarious scheme has Dorisanne become involved in? Is her life in danger? And what is Dorisanne's estranged husband hiding? Sister Eve will discover there's always more going on in Sin City than meets the eye"--

The Case of the Sin City Sister

The Case of the Sin City Sister
A Book

by Lynne Hinton

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 140169148X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Eve's biological sister goes missing, the nun heads to Las Vegas to track her down before it's too late. Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won’t act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious—and possibly deadly—is afoot. Challenged to put her newfound gifts as a PI to the test, Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister’s whereabouts. What nefarious scheme has Dorisanne become involved in? Is her life in danger? And what is Dorisanne’s estranged husband hiding? Sister Eve will discover there's always more going on in Sin City than meets the eye.

The Divine Private Detective Agency Collection

The Divine Private Detective Agency Collection
Sister Eve, Private Eye, The Case of the Sin City Sister, Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

by Lynne Hinton

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-11-22
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN : 0718084322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sister Eve, Private Eye Sister Eve knows God moves in mysterious ways. And Eve adores a good mystery. Especially a murder. Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. She’s seen her fair share of crime—and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest case. A Hollywood director has disappeared, and the sultry starlet he’s been running around with isn’t talking. When the missing man turns up dead, Captain Divine’s case escalates into a full-blown murder case, and Sister Eve’s crime-solving instincts kick in with an almost God-given grace. Soon Sister Eve finds herself soul-searching every step of the way: How can she choose between the vocation in her heart and the job in her blood? The Case of the Sin City Sister She’s not your average nun. And now Sister Eve Divine’s risking it all, searching for a mission person in Vegas. Sister Eve Divine recently discovered she’s got a gift: turns out she’s a natural at private detective work. But is it a temptation or a calling? As Eve wrestles with this question, she’s taking a leave of absence from the convent, investigating a case with her PI father. But something else troubles Eve. It’s been weeks since Eve heard from her sister, Dorisanne. And Eve’s gut tells her that something sinister has happened to her difficult sibling. There’s only one place Eve can find the answers she’s looking for: in Dorisanne’s world, under the bright lights of Sin City—Las Vegas, Late night visits to the casino and some clever clues hidden in an address book set Eve on a trail that soon reveals that Dorisanne’s life is darker and more complicated than Eve ever expected. In the end, Eve’s ability to understand her sister—and herself—may be a matter of life and death. Sister Eve and the Blue Nun When Sister Eve returns to the monastery, the last thing she expects there is murder. After solving several mysteries with her father at the Divine Private Detective Agency, Sister Eve finds herself torn between her calling as a nun and the thrill that comes with detecting. She knows she’s been using her father’s health as an excuse to extend her leave of absence from the monastery, but that excuse is running thin. She prays that a return visit to the monastery for a conference on the Blue Nun will help bring clarity to her calling, but when the conference speaker is murdered, Sister Eve’s two worlds collide. Sister Eve knows the number one suspect, the victim’s brother and monk in residence, couldn’t possibly have committed the crime, and she’s determined to find the real killer. To do so means she must track down some mysterious newly discovered writings from the Blue Nun, said to date from the 17th Century, when the sister bi-located to the New Mexico region from her home in Spain. Could these texts from long ago be the key to today’s mystery? And will they offer any guidance to Sister Eve as she chooses which calling to follow

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun
A Book

by Lynne Hinton

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0718041674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn’t a cold-blooded killer. Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly finds herself confronting yet another mysterious death. Someone has poisoned Dr. Kelly Middlesworth—a researcher on the life and ministry of 17th-century’s revered “Blue Nun”—and a set of irreplaceable historic documents have disappeared before they could even be examined. When all evidence seems to point to the victim’s brother, Sister Eve sets out to expose the killer and learn the explosive truth those missing manuscripts might contain. Chasing a killer is dangerous work, and as her two worlds collide, Sister Eve may need some heavenly help simply to survive.

The View From Here

The View From Here
A Book

by Lynne Hinton

  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • Release : 2018-06-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1588383482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown. But the truth is she’s living in a tree because she needs a new perspective. She needs a wider view of a life that had somehow become tedious and small. From her perch high above, Katie deals with the deputy who keeps being sent to try and talk her down, a brutal spring storm, well-meaning environmentalists, odd and interesting townspeople, a pair of protective horned owls, a mysterious reporter, and even some dangerous "boys" sent by a local developer whose plans demand removal of her tree. There is plenty for Katie to take in while living in a tree. The View From Here is her story. Author Lynne Hinton’s elegant, effortless prose shows us as if we were on the landing beside Katie what Katie is seeing and learning about birds, sky, wind, her neighbors and other people. But she -- and us with her, her reader -- is changed primarily by what she discovers about herself, about grief and forgiveness, and about the true love that has been in front of her for most of her life. No reader will be unmoved by the imaginative conceit of this novel or its wise, lyrical, and empathetic telling crafted by a master writer.

Knot My Sister's Keeper

Knot My Sister's Keeper
A Book

by Mary Marks

  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1496701852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel . . . Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. At least her grandmother was a quilter! But Giselle can’t answer Martha’s many questions about their father—he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered. So Martha and Giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L.A., their father’s hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business . . . Praise for Mary Marks and her Quilting Mysteries “A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler.” —Library Journal on Knot in My Backyard “Readers will be surprised by the ending.” —RT Book Reviews on Knot What You Think

Sin City

Sin City
A Book

by Wendy Perriam

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-05-31
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 1447222695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hundreds of hopefuls enter competitions, few expect to win – not even Carole Joseph, who has entered the same contest 63 times, under a variety of names, and is astounded by her prize of a holiday for two in glitzy Las Vegas. The winning name she ‘borrowed’ is that of Norah Toomey, a middle-aged psychiatric patient – not exactly the ideal travelling companion for a lively 18-year-old out for kicks. The two depart together, and a surprising bond of affection and dependence develops between the unlikely pair: impulsive Carole with her seesaw moods and explosive sexuality egging on the shy, unworldly Norah, whose only break to date from a lifetime in institutions has been the annual hospital day-trip to Littlehampton. But Las Vegas isn’t Littlehampton, as these two innocents discover to their cost, as they are plunged into a lurid world of strippers and gamblers, brothels and crime. Sin City, on the surface, is a fairy-tale come (almost) true, a Disneyland for grown-ups, but beneath the neon rainbows lies not a crock of gold, but danger and delusion. Carole chases romance as well as Lady Luck, changing names to match the men she meets; lands up in a whorehouse in the desert. Norah, holy fool, finds total freedom more threatening than total constraint. Her muddled perception of the non-stop noise and neon, the garish merry-go-round, which won’t stop and let her off, is both hilarious and moving. For both women, Las Vegas is a watershed, a crisis-point. ‘One of the most interesting novelists of her generation. Intelligent and accessible . . .’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A writer of authority and skill, with a wicked ear for conversational quirks.’ Sunday Times

Dancing on Her Grave

Dancing on Her Grave
The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl

by Diana Montane,Carolina Sarassa

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698191927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the co-author of I Would Find a Girl Walking and an award-winning true-crime television reporter comes the shocking story of Debbie Flores, a Las Vegas showgirl whose dreams of a dazzling career ended in a nightmare… Vivacious Debbie Flores was a college educated Washington Redskins cheerleader when she headed for “Sin City.” It was a smart move for the aspiring showgirl who’d soon be making her star-making solo debut at the legendary Luxor. But after the morning rehearsals of December 12, 2010, no one saw Debbie alive again. A cryptic text message she left for her mother led authorities to Debbie’s charismatic boyfriend, Jason “Blu” Griffith. A fellow Vegas dancer, Blu was hiding a terrible secret. It involved a rental van, bags of cement, two plastic tubs, and a handsaw. When the details of the crime unfolded, everyone asked: how could a girl with such passion and promise come to an end so violent and unexpected? In time, the truth would reveal a life more tumultuous than believed—and what exactly transpired on Debbie’s tragic final day would stun the nation. INCLUDES PHOTOS

The Contemporary Femme Fatale

The Contemporary Femme Fatale
Gender, Genre and American Cinema

by Katherine Farrimond

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 131720817X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of the femme fatale in American cinema of the past twenty years, and contends that, despite her problematic relationship with feminism, she offers a vital means for reading the connections between mainstream cinema and representations of female agency. The films discussed raise questions about the limits and potential of positioning women who meet highly normative standards of beauty as powerful icons of female agency. They point towards the constant shifting between patriarchal appropriation and feminist recuperation that inevitably accompanies such representations within mainstream media contexts.

Blood Cries Out

Blood Cries Out
Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation

by A. J. Swoboda

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2014-11-11
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1625644620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

A Game of Deception

A Game of Deception
A Book

by Loreth Anne White

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1488050880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wealthy casino heiress and an FBI agent on a mission find themselves fighting danger—and a powerful mutual passion!—in this sexy romantic suspense originally published as Her 24-Hour Protector in 2009! FBI special agent Lex Duncan has taken a post in Las Vegas to search for the missing pieces of his past in a city that has no memory. But when the cool agent’s current investigation intersects with a high-profile Sin City murder, Lex runs into a completely different kind of trouble in the form of hot, young casino heiress Jenna Jayne Rothchild…and the sins of the past suddenly slam right into the present. And Lex—who was seeking to take the Rothchild family down—suddenly becomes the one man who can rescue the sexy young heiress…in more ways than one. Jenna is a party girl in a city that knows no limit on glitz or fun, and she’s everything Lex avoids in a woman. The homicide victim, however, was her sister, and the mysterious diamond stolen from her sister’s body belongs to her father. And it’s now in the FBI’s custody. Jenna is determined to get what she wants from the sexy special agent. But gleaning classified information about her sister’s case requires finesse. Her seduction strategy backfires when Lex cons her into revealing family secrets…and into falling for him. As the Vegas heat gives way to searing passion, will their tryst become a high-risk affair—or are they betting on forever?

American Gypsy

American Gypsy
A Memoir

by Oksana Marafioti

  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1429945265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in "the Lioness." It also means enduring sneering racism from every segment of Soviet society. Her father is determined that his girls lead a better, freer life. In America! Also, he wants to play guitar with B. B. King. And cure cancer with his personal magnetism. All of this he confides to the woman at the American embassy, who inexplicably allows the family entry. Soon they are living on the sketchier side of Hollywood. What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, know of the United States they've learned from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It doesn't quite prepare them for the challenges of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles individually wrapped? Are the little soaps in the motels really free? How do you protect your nice new boyfriend from your opinionated father, who wants you to marry decently, within the clan? In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive world of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant experience to life. With unsentimentally perfect pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new life in America, one slice of processed cheese at a time.

Miracles in Sin City

Miracles in Sin City
A Book

by Howard Cooper,Dan Wooding

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989-06
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780936369334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender
'Sin City's' Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him

by Bradley Nickell,Warren Jamison

  • Publisher : WildBlue Press
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 1942266103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Suspense Magazine Best True Crime Book. “Mayhem, madness, and suspense . . . with shocking twists and turns that will keep you riveted!” —Aphrodite Jones, New York Times–bestselling author and host of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones Las Vegas Police Det. Bradley Nickell brings you the inside scoop on the investigation of the most prolific repeat offender Las Vegas has ever known. Daimon Monroe looked like an average guy raising a family with his diffident schoolteacher girlfriend. But just below the surface, you’ll learn he was an accomplished thief with an uncontrollable lust for excess. His criminal mind had no bounds—he was capable of anything given the proper circumstances. You will be revolted by Monroe’s wealth amassed through thievery, his plot to kill Det. Nickell, a judge, and a prosecutor, and the physical and sexual abuse to which Monroe subjected his daughters. “An action-packed, fast-paced true crime thriller from a real-life ‘Sin City’ cop depicting his battle with a notorious, and dangerous, Las Vegas criminal.” —Steve Jackson, New York Times–bestselling author of Bogeyman and A Clockwork Murder “A gripping, true story of a prolific recidivist serial criminal, and the relentless police detective who took him down, despite threats against himself and his family. Heart-pounding at times. An absolute must have book for all crime readers.” —RJ Parker, bestselling author of Revenge Killings The author is donating 10 percent of the proceeds for the sale of the book to the Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America
A Book

by Paula M. Kane

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 1469607603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Changing the Game

Changing the Game
Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990

by Joanne L. Goodwin

  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release : 2014-09-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0874179610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The growth of Las Vegas that began in the 1940s brought an influx of both women and men looking to work in the expanding hotel and casino industries. In fact, for the next fifty years the proportion of women in the labor force was greater in Las Vegas than the United States as a whole. Joanne L. Goodwin’s study captures the shifting boundaries of women’s employment in the postwar decades with narratives drawn from the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project. It counters clichéd pictures of women at work in the famed resort city as it explores women’s real strategies for economic survival and success. Their experiences anticipated major trends in post-World War II labor history: the national migration of workers during and after the war, the growing proportion of women in the labor force, balancing work with family life, the unionization of service workers, and, above all, the desegregation of the labor force by sex and race. These narratives show women in Las Vegas resisting preassigned roles, seeing their work as a testimony of skill, a measure of independence, and a fulfillment of needs. Overall, these stories of women who lived and worked in Las Vegas in the last half of the twentieth century reveal much about the broader transitions for women in America between 1940 and 1990.

Deadly Rumors

Deadly Rumors
A Book

by Cheris Hodges

  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Release : 2017-11-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1496709292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elite investigator Zoe Harrington isn't about to be fooled twice. She knows all the tempting by-any-means-necessary games FBI agent Carver Banks will use to close a case. So when he needs her help with a missing persons case, she's happy to charge him double the fee—and keep his sizzling moves at arm’s length. But when the search strikes too close to home, Zoe finds the passion between them reigniting past the danger point . . . Carver doesn't want to deceive Zoe again. He's never stopped wanting the sexy private detective who can match him play for passionate play. But she's at the top of a hit list. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm’s way—until Zoe uncovers his true agenda. Now, how can he prove his love for her is real? And with time running out, will their one chance to survive mean losing each other forever? Praise for I Heard a Rumor “Count on Cheris Hodges to deliver a sassy, sexy, romantic read.” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author “Once again, she delivers a winner for a great romantic read.” —USAToday.com “Another fun, dramatic Southern romance from a rising star author that will satisfy readers, especially fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby.” —Booklist “Hodges . . . knows what romance readers want.” —Library Journal

The Corpse with the Garnet Face

The Corpse with the Garnet Face
A Book

by Cathy Ace

  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1771511664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seventh book in the Cait Morgan series finds the eccentric Welsh criminologist–sleuth accompanying her husband Bud to Amsterdam to try to unravel a puzzling situation. To Bud’s surprise, he discovers he has a long-lost uncle, Jonas, who’s met an untimely death. Bud's mother assures him Jonas was a bad child, but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art. With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas—and to honor the final wishes of a long-lost relative.

Beyond the Genre

Beyond the Genre
Approaching Travel (and) Writing through Interviews with Authors and Bloggers

by Stefano Calzati

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2018-11-26
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 152752230X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the cultural value of travel writing today? How is the genre affected by instant communication and digital technologies? This volume provides answers to these questions through adopting a transmedial perspective by comparing printed travel books and travel blogs. Notably, it explores how different editorial and medial choices impact on the cultural practices of travelling and writing. Methodologically, an ethnography is proposed via the discussion of a number of original interviews (collected over three years) with contemporary travel authors and bloggers, who journeyed around (and wrote about) China. These writers are from both the West (the UK, the USA, Italy, France, New Zealand) and China (Hong Kong and the Mainland). As such, the volume not only deconstructs the English-centredness and ethnocentrism that often affect travel writing as a genre, as well as many studies on it, but it also renews the academic debate on the politics behind the genre, connecting the texts with their spheres of production and reception. The study shows the interdependence between medial and literary features, on the one hand, and the ways of journeying and writing about the experience, which largely depend upon the biography of each writer, on the other.

Comics Values Annual, 1999

Comics Values Annual, 1999
The Comic Books Price Guide

by Alex G. Malloy

  • Publisher : Antique Trader
  • Release : 1998-11
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780930625153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring more than 35,000 updated prices, this easy-to-use guide covers all the new titles in the rapidly expanding comics market. 600 illustrations.