On the afternoon of December 30, 1903, during a sold-out matinee performance, a fire broke out in Chicago's Iroquois Theatre. In the short span of twenty minutes, more than six hundred people were asphyxiated, burned, or trampled to death in a panicked mob's failed attempt to escape. In Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, Nat Brandt provides a detailed chronicle of this horrific event to assess not only the titanic tragedy of the fire itself but also the municipal corruption and greed that kindled the flames beforehand and the political cover-ups hidden in the smoke and ash afterwards.
"Facinating Acount of a Great Tragedy"
KoKo is back with a thirst for revenge. Treachery looms thick in her midst as she plants the brutal Kiss of Death on whoever is in her way. The plot thickens while KoKo is on her quest to find everyone involved in Kayson's murder. A guilty confession. Past family secrets that set a chain of events into play may cause her whole world to come crumbling down. Will KoKo maintain the empire that Kayson left behind or will the secrets and deception ultimately destroy her?
Fear, grief, and pain.... the perfect mixture for the deadly cocktail that drives KoKo head first into danger as she tries to hold onto her throne. Betrayal, distrust, and a struggle for power almost destroys all that she has built. Kayson is back on the scene and refuses to bow to anyone. The power is up for grabs and there are many hands in the pot. There's a boss that will live to the end, but who will succumb to The Pussy Trap's Death by Temptation?
"I LOVE THIS SERIES"
With August drawing to a close, Jessie Arnold is feeling empty. Not even the return of a friend can lessen her disappointment over having to miss the approaching Alaskan dogsled racing season because of her recent knee surgery. But a request to help man the Iditarod booth at the Alaska State Fair is a godsend, something that keeps Jessie involved and happy, until a corpse turns up on the fairgrounds.
"My Favorite so far!"
At Jessica McCord's house, law enforcement officials found windows covered in blankets, a cache of weapons and ammunition, carpets torn up, new tile on the floors, and the couch missing. Then they learned about the nasty divorce and bitter custody battle that had landed Jessica in jail. Along with her new police officer husband, Jessica became the prime suspect in this brutal double murder.
"Way too long and predictable!"
With Beatlemania having finally reached the capital, it’s an exciting time to be in London. Especially for young photographer Kate O’Donnell, who left her native Liverpool six months previously to share a dilapidated flat with two girlfriends in trendy Notting Hill. When a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road a West Indian immigrant is arrested, inflaming the district’s simmering racial tension to breaking point. The accused is Nelson Mackintosh, the father of one of Kate’s flatmate Tess’s pupils. Convinced of Nelson’s innocence, Kate determines to track down the real killer.
Sales clerks at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, reportedly call the best-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, "the girl who pays our paychecks". The award-winning Swedish crime thriller has sold so many copies, publishers are racing to find the next Scandinavian best-seller. In this hour, we meet the superstars of Scandinavian crime fiction... and, talk with the director of Valhalla Rising - the "bone crushingly brutal" Viking epic that film critics love.
Sales clerks at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, reportedly call the best-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, "the girl who pays our paychecks". The award-winning Swedish crime thriller has sold so many copies, publishers are racing to find the next Scandinavian best-seller. In this hour, as we meet the superstars of Scandinavian crime fiction... and, talk with the director of Valhalla Rising - the "bone crushingly brutal" Viking epic that film critics love.
Fleeing through the night, recon pilot Ben Cobb races to warn MacArthur of a secret Japanese build-up on Mindanao. The marines must not invade! When a pack of trailing Zeroes flame him from the sky, Ben must find another way to deliver his message. With precious little time, and with everything he meets trying to kill him, Ben must not fail. The fate of the entire war may well depend on it.