An Inconvenient Death

Author: Miles Goslett

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788543084

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8962

A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A compelling, authoritative insight into possibly the most controversial death in Britain this century' The Observer. 'Goslett's like Poirot; he asks questions ... Spooky and scary' Evening Standard. 'Masterful ... This book made me proud of my trade as a journalist' Daily Mail. 'This searing excavation of the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly is investigative journalism at its best. It is brave, relentless, dazzlingly revealing' Peter Oborne. In March 2003 British forces invaded Iraq after Tony Blair said the country could deploy weapons of mass destruction at 45 minutes' notice. A few months later, government scientist Dr David Kelly was unmasked by Blair's officials as the assumed source of a BBC news report challenging this claim. Within days, Dr Kelly was found dead in a wood near his home. Blair immediately convened the controversial Hutton Inquiry, which concluded Dr Kelly committed suicide. Yet key questions remain: could Dr Kelly really have taken his life in the manner declared? And why did Blair's government derail the coroner's inquest into Dr Kelly's death? In this meticulous account, award-winning journalist Miles Goslett shows why we should be sceptical of the official story of what happened in that desperate summer of 2003.


Author: Reginald F. Davis

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 1945757361

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 9889

Charlotte Diamond Mysteries Bundle 2

Author: Olivia Stowe

Publisher: Cyberworld Publishing

ISBN: 1922187399

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8366

This bundle contains the third and fourth books in the best selling Charlotte Diamond Mystery Series by Olivia Stowe. In Coast to Coast, retired FBI senior investigator Charlotte Diamond finds herself jetting from murder on one coast of the United States to kidnapping on another in attempts to save both her lover and her former husband. Charlotte follows her new-found companion, the leading movie actress, Brenda Brandon, to Hollywood when a cameo movie role she cannot turn down returns her to the scene of an old murder, for which she now is the leading suspect. Barely having dealt with that mystery on the West Coast, Charlotte is called back to Ocean City, Maryland, where her former husband and his new gambling casino have been targeted by the mob, and his new wife kidnapped. Torn from West Coast to East Coast and thrown into the sphere of an even older and brighter flame than her former husband just when she had thought that her life was settling down, Charlotte is finding out that retirement looks a whole lot similar to when she was working on all cylinders at the FBI. An Inconvenient Death sees retired FBI senior investigator Charlotte Diamond cajoled into taking a Christmas market Rhine river cruise with her partner, glamorous retired queen of the movie screen Brenda Brandon/Boynton. When Brenda invites Charlotte’s doctor brother, Chance Diamond, and his minister wife, Marilyn, to join in the trip, Charlotte knows this will be no restful vacation. The “curse of Chance,” the travels of whom have always been accompanied by a death or three, does indeed embroil Charlotte and her three travel companions in a complex mix of “inconvenient” robberies and suspicious deaths against a backdrop of quaint German towns, Christmas markets, and Rhine castles. As the Rhine Maiden scenically chugs north from Nürnberg to Amsterdam over Christmas week, Charlotte and Brenda track their bet on whether the “curse of Chance” will meet its quota of mayhem, while Charlotte sinks deeper and deeper into what becomes a working vacation.

An Inconvenient Death

Author: Richard V. Barry

Publisher: Winterlight Books

ISBN: 9781600472541


Page: 220

View: 6459

Here s a mystery novel with a twist, for in exploring a death, it illuminates life. A New York City detective is assigned to investigate the apparent suicide of a young, celebrated billionaire, the son of a powerful U.S. Senator and a man who had everything to live for. In exploring the world of the rich, the powerful and the privileged, the detective sees mounting evidence that contradicts a suicide. Now he must match wits with two brilliant men who claim to have witnessed the suicide. The lifestyle of vast fortunes, huge estates, private planes, supermodels and exclusive clubs unfolds before the detective s dazzled eyes. In struggling to find the key to a baffling puzzle of the deceased s life and death, the tenacious detective and maybe the reader is inevitably led to confront his own life head-on.

What Is Life and How Might It Be Sustained?

Author: Jim Lynch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000618560

Category: Medical

Page: 114

View: 2939

How did the universe and life begin and what are the threats to people and the environment in a pandemic? This book is for anybody with interest in protecting life on the planet. Studies on the origin of life and scientific contributions to safeguarding the planet are examined in light of current thinking on climate change. A major focus is the spread of microbes, put in the context of environmental assessment and management, including descriptions of microbiomes and a consideration of the risks of genetic modifications. Professor Lynch shows how failure to control disease can lead to the collapse of any biotic population. To avoid this, the ethics of management of disease by biological control and by vaccination are discussed, at the practical level and in a moral theological context.

Capital Crimes

Author: Max Decharne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140902363X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 2277

Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been one inescapable constant: murder. It winds through the heart of the capital as surely as the River Thames. Capital Crimes tells the story of crime and punishment in the city, from the killing of infamous 'questmonger' Roger Legett during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the hanging of Styllou Christofi in 1954. Along the way we encounter such shocking characters as railway murderer Franz Muller, the ‘baby farmers’ of Finchley and the notorious political assassin John Bellingham. Some are well known, some obscure; the lives and fates of all, however, have much to tell us, providing a glimpse into the workings of London’s mysterious underworld and reminding us that dark deeds are not so far removed from everyday life as we would perhaps like to believe.

Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247597

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 6580

“A brisk, frothy narrative . . . informative and fun.” —The Wall Street Journal In the dizzying wake of World War II, Rome skyrocketed to prominence as an epicenter of film, fashion, photography, and boldfaced libertinism. Artists, exiles, and a dazzling array of movie talent rushed to Rome for a chance to thrive in this hotbed of excitement. From the photographers who tailed the stars to the legends who secured their place in cinematic fame, Dolce Vita Confidential resurrects the drama that permeated the streets and screens of Rome.

Grace Through Every Trial

Author: Laura Wirges

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449724442

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3564

Driven into an animalistic existence, Victoria struggles to survive each night as she lives on the streets; however, when she is rescued by a compassionate doctor, she faces new challenges as he tries to help her become human again. Victoria fights with a past she cannot change, a present she tries to change, and a future she's scared won't change. Interrupting her repetitious cycle, one act of compassion transforms everything. With their hearts full of love Victoria can't understand, a doctor and his sister voluntarily take on the challenge of helping her and becoming her closest friends. They face heartache, trials, and multiplied sorrows, but realize and strive to teach Victoria that the One who brought them together has a grace that is always sufficient.

Persian Perils

Author: Barry Anderson


ISBN: 1847281672

Category: Travel

Page: 196

View: 3553

An American's personal accounts of events in 1978 and 1979 leading up to the Iranian revolution and the fall of the Shah of Iran. Chapters cover evacuation, sightseeing, food & culture and the political chaos during this turbulent period in the Middle East and, specifically, Iran. From the tension at Mehrabad Airport during the desperate evacuation; to the smells and tastes of the kabobs, breads, fruits and desserts on the city streets; to the awe and majesty of Percepolis and Shriaz; to visits to the morgue and jails of Tehran; reading this book will make the reader feel like they are there. A copy of the death threat tacked on the author's door brings home the tension and stress the American expatriates were experiencing. The book has many pictures taken by the author during his assignment in Tehran. Through the author's experiences, some humorous and others frightening, the reader will develop a better understanding regarding the great divide between Iran and America that exists even today.

Berlin Game

Author: Len Deighton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241505151

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1416

'Masterly ... dazzlingly intelligent and subtle' Sunday Times 'Deighton's best novel to date - sharp, witty and sour, like Raymond Chandler adapted to British gloom and the multiple betrayals of the spy' Observer Embattled agent Bernard Samson is used to being passed over for promotion as his younger, more ambitious colleagues - including his own wife Fiona - rise up the ranks of MI6. When a valued agent in East Berlin warns the British of a mole at the heart of the Service, Samson must return to the field and the city he loves to uncover the traitor's identity. This is the first novel in Len Deighton's acclaimed, Game, Set and Match trilogy. A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL