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              American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
               

              American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI (Hardback)

              By Dawson, Kate Winkler

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              From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air comes the story of a turbulent period in American history when many of the CSI-style forensic techniques we take for granted in law enforcement today (like ballistics and blood-spatter analysis) became the basis for a new type of mode...rn criminal investigation -- and the larger-than-life scientist who paved the way. Berkeley, CA, 1925. A scientist's lab filled with curiosities: beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners and hundreds upon hundreds books; its occupant an investigator who cracked at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Welcome to the world of Edward Oscar Heinrich, one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists: a man known in his day as the American Sherlock for his knack of finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was the nation's first expert witness, and the force behind the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, the use of UV rays to detect blood, and the modern-day presentation of evidence. With a commanding presence in the courtroom and a cool demeanor on crime scenes, Heinrich captivated America's attention during the height of Prohibition, an era in which sensationalized crimes met the systematic study of evidence. But with his brilliance came the swift possibility for error, leaving an immeasurable, but often-ignored, impact on the history of forensic science, until now. American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science we now rely upon. Based on years of research and thousands of primary source materials, none of which has ever before been published, this book is a stunning dissection of Heinrich's career and his longstanding impact the very foundations of the criminal and legal system. But more than that, it is a searing lens with which to examine our country's troubled history with crime investigation, a
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              ISBN 9780525539551
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
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              The House Of Deep Water

              The House Of Deep Water (Hardback)

              By Mcfarland, Jeni

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              In this perceptive and moving literary debut novel perfect for fans of The Mothers and Olive Kitteridge, three women return home only to find their good intentions becoming tangled with their histories. River Bend, Michigan, is the kind of small town most can't imagine leaving, b...ut three women couldn't wait to escape. When each must return--Linda Williams, never sure what she wants; her mother, Paula, always too sure; and Beth DeWitt, one of River Bend's only black daughters, now a mother of two who'd planned to raise her own children anywhere else--their paths collide under Beth's father's roof. As one town struggles to contain all of their love affairs and secrets, a local scandal forces Beth to confront her own devastating past. Filled with the voices of mothers and daughters, husbands, lovers, and fathers, The House of Deep Water explores motherhood, trauma, love, loss, and new beginnings found in a most unlikely place: home.
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              ISBN 9780525542353
              Released NZ 7 Jun 2020
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              The Wild One

              The Wild One (Hardback)

              By Petrie, Nick

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              Includes notes on Icelandic pronunciation.

              ISBN 9780525535447
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
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              Series Peter Ash Novel
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              The Wild One
               

              The Wild One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Petrie, Nick

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              War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered, in the latest thriller from the bestselling author of The Drifter. Losing ground in his fight against post-traumatic claustrophobia, war vetera...n Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane--until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family. Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the U.S. embassy. For reasons both unknown and unofficial, it seems that Peter's own government doesn't want him in Iceland. The police give Peter two days of sightseeing in Reykjavik before he must report back for the first available seat home. . . and when they realize Peter isn't going home until he accomplishes his mission, they start hunting him, too. From the northernmost European capital to a rustbound fishing vessel to a remote farm a stone's throw from the arctic, Peter must confront his growing PTSD and the most powerful Icelandic snowstorm in a generation to find a killer, save an eight-year-old boy, and keep himself out of an Icelandic prison--or a cold Icelandic grave.
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              ISBN 9780525535461
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
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              Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

              Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future (Hardback)

              By Shetterly, Caitlin

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              A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse... the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. GMO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. We are often completely unaware of their presence. Caitlin Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way. Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family s daily existence changed forever. An expansion of Shetterly s viral Elle article The Bad Seed, Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter from the cornfields of Nebraska to the beekeeping conventions in Brussels to shine a light on the people, the science, and the corporations behind the food we serve ourselves and our families every day. Deeper than an expose, and written by a mother and journalist whose journey had no agenda other than to understand the nuance and confusion behind GMOs, Modified is a rare breed of book that will at once make you weep at the majestic beauty of our Great Plains and force you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters currently infiltrating our food and our land and threatening our future.
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              ISBN 9780399170676
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
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              By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill

              By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill (Hardback)

              By Gelb, Arthur; Gelb, Barbara

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              Celebrated for their books on Eugene O Neill and enjoying access to a trove of previously sealed archival material, the Gelbs deliver their final volume on the stormy life and brilliant oeuvre of this Nobel Prize winning American playwright. This is a tour through both a magical ...moment in American theater and the troubled life of a genius. Not a peep show or a celebrity gossip fest, this book is a brilliant investigation of the emotional knots that ensnared one of our most important playwrights. Handsome, charming when he wanted to be: O Neill was the flame women were drawn to all, that is, except his mother, who never let him forget he was unwanted. By Women Possessed follows O Neill through his great successes, the failures he was able to shrug off, and the long eclipse, a twelve-year period in which, despite the Nobel, nothing he wrote was produced. But ahead lay his greatest achievements: The Iceman Cometh and Long Day s Journey into Night. Both were ahead of their time and both received lukewarm receptions. It wasn t until after his death that his widow, the keeper of the flame, began a fierce and successful campaign to restore his reputation. The result is that today, just over125 years after his birth, O Neill is a towering presence in the theater, his work always in performance here and abroad still electrifying audiences. Perhaps of equal importance, he is the acknowledged father of modern American theater, the man who paved the way for the likes of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and a host of others. But, as Williams has said, at a cost: O Neill gave birth to the American theater and died for it.
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              ISBN 9780399159114
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2016
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              Forty Rooms

              Forty Rooms (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK ed.)

              By Grushin, Olga

              Follows the life of a woman born in Moscow who leaves for the United States, where she finds happiness and love but must also deal with the ghosts of her youth.

              ISBN 9780399576874
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2016
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              Duplicity

              Duplicity (Paperback)

              By Thoft, Ingrid

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              Gutsy Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow returns with a case that puts her faith to the test in the latest addition to the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft. When Ceci Jhavad hires Ludlow and Associates to sue the hip new church that she believes has brainwashed her daughter, Fina... Ludlow is assigned to the case. Covenant Rising Church has all the trappings of a less-than-holy organization: a slick young pastor and his comely wife; fancy houses and luxury cars; and devoted congregants who seem eager to part with their money. Fina wonders if Ceci disapproves of Covenant Rising s theology or the pastor s ability to solicit generous donations until prominent church member Nadine Quaynor dies unexpectedly. Fina s investigation requires her to delve into Nadine s life both in and out of Covenant Rising and ask a host of difficult questions. Is the pastor leading his flock astray? Did the church have a hand in Nadine s death or were there less savory elements in her life outside the parish? The case proves to be a complicated morass of misplaced loyalties and questionable motivations, rivaled only by the current state of the Ludlow family. The return of eldest brother Rand sets in motion an explosive showdown that threatens the very fabric that holds the family together, forcing Fina to confront the true meaning of faith.
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              ISBN 9780399171192
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2017
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              Series Fina Ludlow Novel
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              The Far Empty

              The Far Empty (Hardback)

              By Todd, Scott, J.

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              Chris Cherry, a newly minted sheriff's deputy in a small Texas border town, and seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross form an unlikely partnership as they investigate growing suspicions about the disappearance of Caleb's mother.

              ISBN 9780399176340
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
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              The Shores Of Tripoli - No Longer Stocked: Bliven Putnam Naval Adventur

              The Shores Of Tripoli - No Longer Stocked: Bliven Putnam Naval Adventur (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haley, James L.

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              The first novel in a ... new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise --

              ISBN 9780425278178
              Released NZ 2 Jan 2018
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