The Museum Of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020
ISBN-13 : 9780525618522
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them--the ones he calls "different"--he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one's beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level. Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.

The Museum Of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN-13 : 9780525618539
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them—the ones he calls “different”—he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one’s beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level. Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.

The Museum Of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Random House
Release : 2020-02-06
ISBN-13 : 9781473559844
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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__________________________ ONE WILD PARTY. FOUR COUNTS OF MURDER. A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day there isn’t a living soul to be seen. In the driveway sits a super-stretch limo, unlocked, with four bodies inside it. Nothing links the victims together. Each has been killed in a different way. Now it’s up to brilliant psychologist Alex Delware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to begin their grisliest and most baffling case yet. As they struggle to make sense of the mass slaying, they will be forced to confront a level of evil that nothing can prepare them for. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman’s New York Times No. 1 bestselling thrillers: ‘Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying’ Sunday Telegraph ‘High-octane entertainment’ The Times ‘Exceptionally exciting’ New York Times

The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Ballantine Books
Release : 2019
ISBN-13 : 9780525618492
Hardcover : 384 Pages


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In the middle of a 'Saints and Sinners' themed wedding, a bridesmaid finds a young woman's corpse collapsed in the bathroom. None of the wedding guests claim to know the well-dressed victim but psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis aren't so convinced.

Objects Of Desire by Margit Rowell

Genre : Art, Modern
Editor : ABRAMS
Release : 1997
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015045982926
Hardcover : 231 Pages


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This book is the first in-depth study of the still life as interpreted and transformed by avant-garde artists of the 20th century. Published to accompany a major exhibition opening in May 1997 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Objects of Desire traces a radical rethinking iof the genre ion terms of subject matter and formal invention.Through unprecedented juxtapositions of works by 56 artist, Objects of Desire profiled the changing cultural values that are patently evident in the still life, reflected in the choice of objects -- from pitchers to bicycle wheels to soup cans -- and their perceptual or conceptual, objective or subversive representations.

The Museum Of Useless Efforts by Cristina Peri Rossi

Genre : Fiction
Editor : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN-13 : 080328764X
Hardcover : 156 Pages


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In The Museum of Useless Efforts Cristina Peri Rossi renders familiar, everyday situations uncanny through lyrical reinterpretations; at the same time, she somehow makes the uncanny appear quite ordinary. Crafting peculiar?and sometimes claustrophobically small?worlds, Peri Rossi explores the universal themes of desire, violence, and truth and the simultaneous and contradictory human capacities to repress and resist, speak and silence, desire and ignore. In these tales an insomniac is tormented by a stubborn lamb that refuses to jump over the fence; the momentary hesitation of a man on a crowded subway staircase who forgets whether he was going up or down unleashes pandemonium; and a patient receives a frantic call from his psychoanalyst, distraught that his wife has taken a new lover.

Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Scribner
Release : 2019-07-02
ISBN-13 : 9781501190896
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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“An eerie, tense, and finely written novel…Readers will grip their chairs” (SFGate.com) as they try to unravel this tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Devastated, she manages to make one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the seaside town of Half Moon Bay. Jane is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. And as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss. Alice LaPlante’s “well-crafted novel of psychological suspense” is a chilling story about a mother haunted by her past, a “brooding suspense novel…dark, starkly beautiful…LaPlante uses a seductively dangerous landscape to mirror her heroine’s inner life” (Kirkus Reviews).

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman

Genre : FICTION
Editor : Alex Delaware
Release : 2018
ISBN-13 : 9780345541468
Hardcover : 395 Pages


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"An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits"--

The Domestication Of Desire by Suzanne April Brenner

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-10-11
ISBN-13 : 9781400843916
Hardcover : 320 Pages


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While doing fieldwork in the modernizing Javanese city of Solo during the late 1980s, Suzanne Brenner came upon a neighborhood that seemed like a museum of a bygone era: Laweyan, a once-thriving production center of batik textiles, had embraced modernity under Dutch colonial rule, only to fend off the modernizing forces of the Indonesian state during the late twentieth century. Focusing on this community, Brenner examines what she calls the making of the "unmodern." She portrays a merchant enclave clinging to its distinctive forms of social life and highlights the unique power of women in the marketplace and the home--two domains closely linked to each other through local economies of production and exchange. Against the social, political, and economic developments of late-colonial and postcolonial Java, Brenner describes how an innovative, commercially successful lifestyle became an anachronism in Indonesian society, thereby challenging the idea that tradition invariably gives way to modernity in an evolutionary progression. Brenner's analysis centers on the importance of gender to processes of social transformation. In Laweyan, the base of economic and social power has shifted from families, in which women were the main producers of wealth and cultural value, to the Indonesian state, which has worked to reorient families toward national political agendas. How such attempts affect women's lives and the meaning of the family itself are key considerations as Brenner questions long-held assumptions about the division between "domestic" and "public" spheres in modern society.

Noel Alabama by Susan Sands

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Tule Publishing
Release : 2020-10-19
ISBN-13 : 9781952560521
Hardcover : Pages


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She’s finally come home, but will she choose to stay? After twelve years spent building her career in Los Angeles, Bailey Boone returns home to Ministry, Alabama, weeks before Christmas with a large cast and crew. She’s desperate for a miracle to save her company’s big budget holiday film that just lost its winter wonderland location. Bailey may have bolted from Ministry before the ink on her diploma dried, but her hometown definitely knows how to throw an unforgettable southern Christmas. Except she forgot about the ghosts of Christmas past she left behind—especially her first love, Seth. Sheriff Seth McKay never forgot the girl he let go so many years ago. They were soulmates, but he knew Bailey needed more than Ministry could offer. Now she’s back and more stunning and confident than ever. Despite the years, their connection and chemistry still burn bright. Can Seth find his own Christmas miracle and convince Bailey to write her story in Ministry...with him?