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Edition
First edition.
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335 pages ; 23 cm
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Translation of: Short stories
Contents
The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts.
Summary
"The book opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In "The Long-Legged Girl," an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft. Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing--and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780802128102 (hardcover)
0802128106
Edition
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.
Subject
Alt Author
Schmid, David.
hoopla digital.
ISBN/ISSN
9781682768600 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1682768600 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Descript.
1 online resource
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Title from eBook information screen..
Summary
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. THE PROTECTOR'S MISSIONAlaskan Search and Rescueby Margaret DaleyAs an Anchorage K-9 police unit sergeant, Jesse Hunt regularly puts his life at risk to rescue others. But he'll pull out all the stops when a bomber threatens his hometown—and his former high school sweetheart... PLAIN THREATSby Alison StoneEver since her husband's crimes left Rebecca Fisher an Amish widow, she's been targeted. To discover whether her stepson knows more than he lets on, Rebecca turns to his professor for answers. But the questions put them both in danger... EASY PREYby Lisa PhillipsUS marshal Jonah Rivers has never forgotten his brother's widow, Elise Tanner. When he finds her in a dire situation—with a nephew he didn't know existed—he'll stop at nothing until they're both out of harm's way.
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Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1645 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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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781460394267 (electronic bk)
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