By Chuck Logan

Book Details:

ISBN: 0061031569
EAN: 9780061031564
ASIN: 0061031569
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Number of Pages: 464
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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In the icy jaws of an early wintry weather, 3 big-city execs joined Phil dealer on a canoe journey throughout Minnesota's remotest lake. Nature's unforeseen fury battered and approximately killed them.

But it was once guy who left considered one of them worse than lifeless . . .

Haunted ex-cop Phil dealer owes Hank Sommer his existence -- and now the rich author is in a coma, because of a "freak" mishap on a health center working desk. dealer understands from difficult adventure that injuries aren't regularly what they seem like. He suspects foul play, and he's no longer approximately to enable Sommer fade out of this global so simply. however the path to solutions is twisted and lethal, winding round the comatose man's appealing spouse -- a former unique dancer -- and the hoop of risky males nonetheless surrounding her. And Broker's decided look for justice and fact is taking him to a gloomy and terrifying position the place he'll be compelled to struggle for his very survival at the coldest evening in Minnesota's historical past . . .

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Author Name: Chuck Logan

Author Description: Chuck Logan is an writer of crime drama and veteran of the Vietnam struggle, who lives along with his spouse and daughter in Stillwater, Minnesota.

He is healthier recognized for his sequence of novels that includes the nature Phil dealer, an ex-Minnesota police officer. Logan's novels contain Hunter's Moon, Absolute 0, Vapor path, Homefront, and After the Rain. Homefront is now an enormous movie starring James Franco and Jason Stratham.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/182351

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33 This aspect of the debate was fuelled by the case of Benjamin Courvoisier, a twenty-three-year-old valet who was hanged for cutting his master’s throat, and who claimed (or so it was reported) that he 31 ly n py k e t t was prompted to do so by his reading of Jack Sheppard. ) The Newgate debate was also a debate about hierarchies, both social and literary. It was about keeping the different classes of society separate both in fiction and as readers of fiction. One of the objections to the Newgate novel was that it imported the literature of the streets (popular ballads, and broadsheets gallows confessions) to the drawing room, and it is worth noting that the intensification of the Newgate controversy in the 1840s coincided with the extraordinary success of cheap publications such as W.

And here Johnson, otherwise a famous enthusiast for the pleasures of urban life, articulates the contradiction which lies at the heart of the discourse of eighteenth-century crime writing – the ideological conflict between the atavistic and the ameliorist. The atavistic account of crime – expressing the sense that these ‘Ruffians’ are indeed ‘relentless’, and that they are ‘here’ – has already been dwelt on. For many commentators in the first half of the eighteenth century, specifically 12 Eighteenth-century crime writing the major satirists, the proximity and visibility of criminals was only to be expected.

Reddy points out in her chapter, the gothic novels of Ann Radcliffe – some of which predate Caleb – focus largely on such investigations by the tyrant’s female victims. The most striking difference between Caleb and other gothic novels and plays is that it is set in the context of contemporary British power relations. It is significant that its own popular success was far outstripped by that of George Colman the Younger’s dramatisation The Iron Chest (1796) which, while making much more detective-fictional, climactic use of the evidence in the eponymous chest, also sets the action safely back in the seventeenth century.

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