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Blonde Poison

Author : Gail Louw
ISBN : 9781849434317
Genre : Drama
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Blonde Poison is based on the true story of a Jewish woman during World War II who betrayed up to 3,000 fellow Jews. Gail Louw's powerful play examines the motivation of evil. Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she herself was betrayed and tortured. When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she agreed to be a 'Greifer' for the Gestapo and inform on Jews in hiding. She was extraordinarily successful in this and her activities increased after her parents had finally been deported. The vast dimensions of Stella's character range from tortured victim to cruel killer, from loving daughter to betrayer of friends, from gentle lover to depraved promiscuity. She was given the name 'Blonde Poison' by the Gestapo who revelled in her treachery. Decades after the war Stella agrees to be interviewed by a well-respected journalist – her last chance for redemption. Can she ever be released from her past? Winner of an Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence (Brighton Festival 2012). Winner of the San Francisco Best Fringe Award 2016.
Category: Drama

Poison Blonde

Author : Loren D. Estleman
ISBN : 9781429911801
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping new novel in the three-time Shamus Award-winning Amos Walker series. The New York Times calls Amos Walker a "streetwise indestructible tiger with an ethical code that keeps him with the good guys." In a sharp new thriller, Detroit's most savvy private eye is up to his neck in international drug-smuggling, hit squads, double-identities, music- industry gangsters, and a client who's nothing but trouble. Gilia Cristobal is a singer with a complicated past. Her name isn't really Gilia. In her country she's wanted for a murder she didn't commit, and she needs Walker to find a missing woman whose name she's using, whom she's been paying monthly so she can stay in the U.S. But when the decomposing body of the real Gilia Cristobal is found next door to her mother's house, what was merely an odd case becomes downright nasty. And when an undercover death squad from the singer's home country is spotted, the Feds think they're planning an assassination. But Walker isn't so sure. His client is involved in a lot more than just music, and all of it's deadly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

A Dram Of Poison

Author : Charlotte Armstrong
ISBN : 9789049985622
Genre : Fiction
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A longtime bachelor finally marries—only to learn the corrosive power of jealousy For fifty-five years, Kenneth Gibson has lived in backwaters. A former army clerk, he makes a quiet living teaching poetry to indifferent undergrads. His life is happily dull until the day he meets Rosemary, a damaged girl whose frailty compels Kenneth to try to make her well. They wed, and as Rosemary recovers from her depression, Gibson falls in love, transforming his world. But his wife will never love him. She is smitten with their landlord, a dashing young chemical engineer named Paul. Gibson wants to let her go, but he cannot bear to be parted with the first love he has ever known. In Paul’s house is a case of poison, and this love triangle can only end in death.
Category: Fiction

Nazi Sex Spies

Author : Al Cimino
ISBN : 9781839405143
Genre : Social Science
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All is fair in love and war. At least the Nazis thought so. They deployed sex like any other weapon in the service of the Third Reich. Al Camino examines many shocking cases, where brothels were hotbeds of bugging and blackmail, and pillow talk could topple nations. Cases include: • The bugging of Salon Kitty, a high-class brothel in Berlin which was taken over by the SS. • Nazi spy Lilly Stein, a 'good-looking nymphomaniac' who slept with US men in order to blackmail them. • Princess Stephanie Julianne von Hohenlohe, who used her intimate relationship with Lord Rothermere to get the British newspaper Daily Mail to support the Nazis in the 1930s Full of intrigue and surprise, Nazi Sex Spies presents a fascinating history of a little-known aspect of World War II.
Category: Social Science

Gail Louw Collected Plays

Author : Gail Louw
ISBN : 9781783198146
Genre : Drama
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Four plays, four iconic characters Blonde Poison: Stella Goldschlag, a Jewish woman living illegally in war-torn Berlin, is betrayed and tortured. When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she agrees to be a ‘Greifer’ for the Gestapo and inform on Jews in hiding. Decades after the war Stella agrees to be interviewed by a well-respected journalist – her last chance for redemption. Can she ever be released from her past? Blonde Poison was the winner of an Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence (Brighton Festival 2012). Miss Dierich Regrets A moving two-hander which depicts the end of Marlene’s life, now a recluse within the confines of her bedroom. Her daughter, Maria, has tried unsuccessfully to move her to a care home, but Dietrich believes this will destroy the glamorous femme fatale image that she has fought so long to preserve. Shackleton's Carpenter: Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, sank in Antarctica, leaving him and his crew of 27 stranded. Harry McNish, Shackleton’s carpenter and brilliant shipwright, challenged The Boss, but went all the way with him, ensuring all lives were saved after a journey universally agreed to be the most astonishing voyage of survival in history What was it that caused this man to antagonise the hero of Antarctica? How does he come to terms with it now, alone and destitute on the wharfs of Wellington, New Zealand. Two Sisters: Is it possible to lose your innocence at 70? Rika and Edith, close and caring sisters, finally discover the truth about their past. Can they adapt or will they now, after all these years, become strangers? This heartwarmng play reveals the sweetness and sadness of journeys through life that are inextricably entwined.
Category: Drama

Left To The Mercy Of A Rude Stream

Author : Stanley A. Goldman
ISBN : 9781640120440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A. Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the Holocaust. The best friend’s daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities of one man’s negotiations with the Nazi’s interior minister and SS head, Heinrich Himmler, for the release of the Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbrück. While looking through the pamphlet, the two discovered a picture that could have been their mothers being released from the camp. Wanting to know the details of how they were saved, Goldman set out on a long and difficult path to unravel the mystery. After years of researching the pamphlet, Goldman learned that a German Jew named Norbert Masur made a treacherous journey from the safety of Sweden back into the war zone in order to secure the release of the Jewish women imprisoned at the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Masur not only succeeded in his mission against all odds but he contributed to the downfall of the Nazi hierarchy itself. This amazing, little-known story uncovers a piece of history about the undermining of the Nazi regime, the women of the Holocaust, and the strained but loving relationship between a survivor and her son.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Blonde

Author : Duane Swierczynski
ISBN : 1429928506
Genre : Fiction
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The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde leans forward and says, "I poisoned your drink." She tells Jack that unless she can keep someone within ten feet of her at all times, she'll die. And if he wants the antidote, he'll have to take her back to his hotel room and promise to stay by her side. Jack thinks: psycho. But as the violent night wears on, and he encounters a relentless government assassin, a threatening voice on a cell phone, a deadly waitress, dirty cops, and shady cab drivers . . . He begins to believe her... in Duane Swierczynski's thrilling The Blonde.
Category: Fiction

The Sultans

Author : Christine de Rivoyre
ISBN : UCAL:$B176925
Genre : France
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Author : Chris Wooding
ISBN : 9781407143880
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton, this is no ordinary fairy tale. When Poison's baby sister is stolen by phaeries, Poison sets off on an incredible and dangerous journey to get her sister back from the Phaerie Lord. But as Poison travels to the Realm of Phaerie, she discovers that her story - and her destiny - is not in her control, and that she will need all her wits about her to survive. A fantasy where the power of story maybe the only thing that will save you, and where imagination knows no bounds.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Poison Pill

Author : Marciano Guerrero
ISBN : 9780595396030
Genre : Fiction
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While Joe Bates and Sabino, Vietnam heroes, build a manufacturing empire, Ivon Bates, a young PhD, risks losing it. Facing enemies (Helen McCain and Donato Sabellius) bent on wrenching Bates Pharmaceuticals away from him, Ivon finds his true mettle. But as unalterable tragedy engulfs him, in the end he finds peace and true love through Sabino's gift: the Aleph jewel.
Category: Fiction

Film Review

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ISBN : IND:30000092481708
Genre : Motion pictures
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Nazi Women Of The Third Reich

Author : Paul Roland
ISBN : 9781788887267
Genre : History
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• Four months pregnant, Vera Wohlauf, wife of a serving SS officer, took sadistic pleasure in rounding up victims for Treblinka. • Like creatures from a Grimms' fairytale, female members of a Nazi 'welfare' organization scoured the towns and villages of Poland and Slovenia, luring blond children out of hiding with bread and sweets. They were abducted to be raised as Germans by 'Aryan' families who told them their parents were dead. • Test pilot Hanna Reitsch flew on a suicide mission to rescue Hitler from his bunker. • Not even Hitler could resist the charms of Princess Stephanie, a femme fatale and Nazi agent who smoked cigars which she lit by striking a match on the heel of her shoes. The Nazis had no doubts about a woman's place in the Third Reich. Hermann Goering urged every woman to 'take a pot, a dustpan and brush, and marry a man.' Many women welcomed the arrival of Hitler's regime with childlike enthusiasm believing that the dictatorship would make Germany master of Europe, but as the war dragged on, their blind faith in Hitler was betrayed.
Category: History

Midnight Tears

Author : Emily Bold
Genre : Fiction
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»A captivating new voice in paranormal and historical romance! Emily Bold weaves a fine web of engaging characters and exciting action.« – Tina Folsom, International Bestselling Author of the Scanguards series Dean Weston, forced to marry Amélie Shawe, feels nothing but contempt and resentment for his unwanted bride—who used a devious trick to lure him in. But as his desire for his young wife grows, so does his distrust, and soon Dean feels the sting of jealousy pierce his soul. When Amélie cries secret midnight tears, they finally find a way into his heart and only one question remains unanswered: Is a Windham capable of true love?
Category: Fiction

Erotic Thriller In Contemporary Cinema

Author : Williams Linda Ruth Williams
ISBN : 9781474473606
Genre : Electronic books
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A bold and original study, this is the first book to examine in detail a new genre which evolved since the 1980s in tandem with shifts in the culture of sexuality and the rise of video - the erotic thriller. The book traces the erotic thriller's exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (such as Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) alongside genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and reads home-viewing as a distinct form of spectatorial pleasure. It maps the history of 'suspense in suspenders' films, analysing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire and Night Eyes. The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema reads genre as laying bare the poetics of the cinematic marketplace. The erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, which are marketed globally. Williams's witty and illuminating readings not only tell the story of this sensational genre, but contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex - and its censorship - at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Features* The first study of an important new film genre.* Of interest to general film-goers and fans of the genre, the book also fills a major gap in the academic market.* Includes interviews with important industry personnel such as Paul Verhoeven, William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, Gregory Dark, Katt Shea and Jag Mundhra.
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Sweet Poison

Author : Angela Wells
ISBN : 0373027907
Genre : Fiction
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Sweet Poison by Angela Wells released on Jul 25, 1986 is available now for purchase.
Category: Fiction

The Poison Thread

Author : Laura Purcell
ISBN : 9780525505822
Genre : Fiction
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"[An] uncanny Gothic mystery... Satisfying."—New York Times Book Review "A romping read with a deliciously dark conceit at its center... Reminded me of Alias Grace."—Kiran Millwood Hargrave From the author of The Silent Companions, a thrilling Victorian gothic horror story about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations—of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses—will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer? For fans of Shirley Jackson, The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence.
Category: Fiction

The Sword Edged Blonde

Author : Alex Bledsoe
ISBN : 1429925280
Genre : Fiction
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It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king willing to pay in gold for her return. But before he realizes it, sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit involving a brutally murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an unspeakable crime, and the tragic past he thought he'd left behind. In order to uncover the answers he seeks, Eddie must delve into the dark underbelly of society while digging deep into his own private history, drawing past and present together. Vast conspiracies, women both beautiful and deadly, and a centuries-old revenge scheme are only a few of the pieces in a lethal puzzle. The Sword-Edged Blonde is a tour-de-force foray into a realm of action, intrigue, and murder. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Blonde Goddess Of Tikka Tikka

Author : Chris L Adams
ISBN : 9781370053209
Genre : Fiction
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He had the heart of a Viking – and the spirit of an Arapaho warrior... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A man of great melancholy who is prone to bury his woes in a shot glass, Ansen Grost drifts from job to job, taking on details for which no one else is suited. So when a movie producer approaches him in a dingy bar in Zimbabwe with a job offer as head of security for a film to be shot in a remote location, broke, down-on-his-luck Ansen figures he has nothing to lose. Plus, the proffered bonus to stand in for an extra that didn't show up for the shoot didn't hurt. A globetrotter, he was often finding himself in circumstances where he must offer his expertise in mercenary forms to eke out a living. So being paid high wages just to look good for the cameras was an enticing opportunity. Not to mention, the blonde playing the lead role is easy on the eyes. After days a-sea and finally making land, they march inland through a steamy tropical forest to their campsite. It's here that they begin to suspect that they are not alone... Having carried for years a mystical tomahawk that he inherited from the Arapaho medicine man who raised him, the ancient weapon always seemed to find a way to draw Ansen into confrontations with supernatural evil in bizarre, mind-blasting forms--confrontations that he would rather avoid. But even Ansen is unprepared for what he finds atop the cliffs of this unknown island.
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Jehan Et Blonde Poems And Songs

Author : Philippe de Remi Beaumanoir (sire de)
ISBN : 9042015047
Genre : Social Science
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Jehan et Blonde is the second somewhat better-known of Philippe de Remi's two verse romances. It is presented here in a scholarly edition accompanied by a facing translation into English and an ample commentary. In addition, this volume contains the rest of Philippe's works as preserved in the unique manuscript, Paris BNF fr. 1588: eight substantial verse compositions offering much variety in length, tone, and content. Two other bodies of work are also included: eleven songs in BNF fr. 24006 (of which ten are surely by him) and the series of 'Resveries' in BNF fr. 837 now generally ascribed to him. The volume, a companion to Le Roman de la Manekine (1999), rounds out the complete works of this 13th-century land-holder, professional administrator, family man, gifted amateur writer, and lover of literature. It includes the first English translation of Jehan et Blonde and is the only edition of Philippe's works to contain the songs and the 'Resveries.' It should be of interest to specialists in medieval French romance and lyric verse, and also to general readers of medieval narrative who find English translations useful.
Category: Social Science

Poison Pen A Sam Hobbes Novella

Author : Simon H. Farnsworth
ISBN : 9781291467055
Genre : Fiction
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It was supposed to be a simple job. Just follow someone, that's all he had to do. Now he's looking at a dead body. Dead Bodies are not Sam's specialty. Unfaithful spouse or relative gone missing? Sam's your man. Murder? Call the coppers. But here he is with a corpse for company, the police on their way and not a decent coffee in the place. Days can't start any worse than this.
Category: Fiction