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Unabridged.
Descript.
1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 56 min.)) : digital.
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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Performer
Narrated by David Schmid.
Summary
One of the most captivating components of this course is how Professor Schmid-both an avid fan of mystery and suspense and a scholar of the genre- surveys the same works through many lenses, giving you a different perspective each time. With Professor Schmid as your guide, you'll examine the use and many variations of characters such as the detective, the criminal, the sidekick, the private eye, the police officer, and the femme fatale, as well as how the interconnections between these character types both define and defy their genres. For example, the relationship between the detective and police or the juxtaposition of criminal and private eye can help delineate subgenres within mystery and suspense fiction. Professor Schmid considers the ways certain works might utilize clues, solutions, poetic justice, and violence, taking you through centuries of history and various sorts of suspense fiction to pinpoint specific examples. As authors experimented with the form over time, you'll learn how books with ambiguous or unsolved conclusions became gradually more accepted into the mainstream, reflecting a change in the audience who once saw open-ended conclusions as simply frustrating or unsettling. All Lectures: 1. Mystery Fiction's Secret Formula 2. The Detective Is Born 3. The Criminal 4. The Sidekick 5. Detecting Clues 6. Case Closed? The Problem with Solutions 7. The Locked Room 8. The Dime Novel 9. Murder in Cozy Places 10. Return of the Classic Detective 11. The City Tests the Detective 12. The Private Eye Opens 13. African American Mysteries 14. The Femme Fatale 15. The Private Eye Evolves 16. Latino Detectives on the Border 17. The Lady Detective 18. Violence Waits in the Wings 19. Violence Takes Center Stage 20. Psychopaths and Mind Hunters 21. Police as Antagonist 22. Police as Protagonist 23. Native American Mysteries 24. The European Mystery Tradition 25. Nordic Noir 26. Japanese and Latin American Mysteries 27. Precursors to True Crime 28. True Crime in the 20th Century 29. Historical Mysteries 30. Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies 31. Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense 32. Poetic Justice 33. Courtroom Drama 34. Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense 35. Adapting the Multimedia Mystery 36. Mysterious Experiments
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Alt Author
Schmid, David.
hoopla digital.
ISBN/ISSN
9781682768600 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1682768600 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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CD YA FIC SUM
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
8 audio discs (approximately 600 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Title from web page.
Performer
Read by Therese Plummer and Emily Shaffer.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo with an aunt. Thanks to its charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to them than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying, and failing, to prove it. When a man tells Lo The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can't, she must finally leave them alone. But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her; to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true.
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Genre
Alt Author
Plummer, Thérèse, narrator.
Shaffer, Emily, narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781250790231
09781250790231
Descript.
1 online resource
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Summary
From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. "Brilliant and mesmerizing. Abrams follows in Dan Brown’s footprint with this masterfully plotted thriller that unfolds like the ultimate chess match—bold move to bolder move with lives hanging in the balance."—Lisa Gardner    "Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and  While Justice Sleeps  is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with  The Pelican Brief,  which it brings to mind .  It’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read."—Scott Turow Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.   As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction.
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5883 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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