A HEARTSTOPPING CRIME MYSTERY SERIES Discover your new favourite series today. There are three unmissable books in this great value boxset: Murderland Bloodline Duplicity Murderland: When DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to investigate a suspicious death in a care home, it is just the start of their problems. As further bodies are discovered, with playing cards placed beside their bodies, the Manchester police realise they have their work cut out. With the press closing in on the case, a criminal profiler is called in to help work out what the killer’s motive is. With the clock ticking and more victims uncovered, Fielding and Burton must race to track down a twisted killer before it’s too late. But could the killer be closer to home than anyone ever imagined? Bloodline: When a young boy discovers a man’s body lying in a doorway, DI Burton and DS Fielding are called to the scene. Believing the man was homeless, the police are shocked to discover the true identity of the victim; a Detective Constable from London who was working undercover. But when the DNA from the victim is linked to a cold case Burton and Fielding find themselves looking into another unsolved murder. And as the case unfolds, the detectives are faced with unpicking through a web of lies and deceit. But can they solve the murders before any more blood is spilt? Duplicity: Is the truth stranger than fiction? Newly retired Hannah Sanderson loves reading crime novels so when her favourite author, Jonas Burke, comes to town for a book signing, she wants to meet him. However, when she starts reading his latest novel, she finds that one of the crimes featured in it is too close to home. When DS Sally Fielding discovers that her police officer father died as a result of being tasered, which caused his heart attack, she is shocked. But when Hannah Sanderson goes on to explain that his death is described in intricate detail in a novel she has recently read, Sally’s suspicions are raised, and she begins an investigation. With a small team in place, Sally and her colleagues cross-reference all the descriptions of Burke’s fictitious crimes with cases in the police database. Will DS Fielding be able to solve the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? And is the truth really stranger than fiction? If you are a fan of authors like Helen H. Durrant, Angela Marsons and J. R. Ellis then you will love this unmissable crime series.
A Grim Almanac of Manchester collects together 365 of the darkest tales from Manchester’s history – terrifying true tales of riot, assault, murder and crime, of slums, disease, death and disaster. Compiled by Manchester historian and genealogist Michala Hume, this book is filled with amazing historical horrors ranging from the bizarre – such as the night a poisoned cake caused a sickness to sweep through Ancoats – to the horrific, like the tragic night that twenty-three people were crushed to death attempting to escape a fire in the overcrowded Victoria Music Hall. Some of these incidents were resolved, but many remain mysteries to this day. Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and absorbing record of Manchester’s grim past. Read on ... if you dare!
The Academy Award–winning screenplay of “a drama of surpassing beauty” (Wall Street Journal) Kenneth Lonergan’s Academy Award and BAFTA–winning screenplay for the acclaimed film Manchester by the Sea is a staggering achievement and an emotionally devastating meditation on grief. Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman in Boston. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his riotous 16-year-old nephew. His return re-opens an unspeakable tragedy, as he is forced to confront a past that separated him from his wife, Randi, and the community where he was born and raised. A sweeping story of loss and new beginnings, Manchester by the Sea “illuminates with quiet, unyielding grace how you and I and our neighbors get by, and sometimes how we don’t” (Boston Globe). Rounding out the volume is a trenchant and incisive introduction by Kenneth Lonergan on writing for film.
This book follows the local railway works football team Newton Heath FC from it's inception when they had poor grounds, boycotted the FA Cup, fought to enter the Football League. All this happened before their first brush with bankruptcy and finding a saviour in J.H. Davies who not only changed their name to Manchester United but built a magnificient stadium. His choice of manager was Ernest Mangnall who took the team to winning two League titles and the FA Cup. During the First World War a manager emerged who not only started his own youth policy before his retirement through ill health, but handed a team of young players all from the amateur ranks to the next manager who after a couple of years in the doldrums while the younsters matured became a team that people wanted to watch. In 1931 bankruptcy threatened again and the players could not be paid but this heralded the start of a new era which included the official launching of the Youth Programme: a bombed out stadium and the rise of a great team.
A hilarious diary of a young American soccer fan, who supports Malcolm Glazer's new Manchester Buccaneers 'My name is Roswell P. Shambling. I'm a 12-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. I saw Malcolm Glazer bought EPL soccer side Manchester and they are now my favourite franchise. Manchester rules, man!' Roswell is an American youngster who likes Malcolm Glazer and has decided to support Manchester United (or Manchester as he calls them). From his home in Tampa, he follows all the latest developments of his new team, commenting on what he believes Sir Ferguson should do, worrying about Ferdinand Rio getting into a bar brawl in the northern English town of Sweden (and why would he be there when Manchester is in the south?), sadly watching his beloved Roy Keano leave and questioning why he never played for England, delighting in watching Manchester take on the Russian side London Chelseas and seeing the Roonaldo brothers succeed ... Roswell attempts to spread the word about Manchester and their successes and failures against teams such as Tott Nam, made up predominantly of young Vietnamese players, through his website, but unfortunately his thoughts are now always well received, with hilarious consequences...
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
A fascinating and unexpected exploration of the Jewish roots of rock music illuminates the contributions of Jews and Judaism to the formation of the genre, including coverage of Jerry Lieber, Mike Stroller, Randy Newman, Billy Joel, Kinky Friedman, David Lee Roth, and of course, Bob Dylan--the musician formally known as Bob Zimmerman. Original. (Performing Arts)
Did you know that Manchester City FC is known for its unpredictability? The team has both won the Premier League championship and been relegated to a lower division. Learn more exciting facts about this fascinating soccer club in Manchester City FC, an Inside Professional Soccer book.
Moll thought she could keep her family safe . . . Eighteen-year-old Moll Chambers works her fingers to the bone doing all she can to support her family. With an ailing father and a wayward mother, Moll is the only one who can look after her siblings, Bo and Sissy. But Manchester is an increasingly dangerous place to live, overrun with a ferocious rivalry between gangs of so-called ‘scuttlers’: young men and women bent on a life of violence and crime. And they have her brother in their sights. Soon even Moll can’t protect Bo from the lure of the criminal underworld. Then the scuttlers looked her way. When she herself falls for the leader of a rival gang, Moll’s choices place her and Bo firmly on opposite sides of the city’s turf war. With her loyalties now torn in two, and tragedy lurking round every corner, will Moll be able to rise above the conflict and protect those she loves the most? Or will stepping out with a scuttler spell ruin for them all . . . ? MANCHESTER MOLL is an absorbing saga that will tug at your heartstrings. Fans of Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Maggie Hope will love Emma Hornby.
Manchester’s Bowie Boys confront a dark secret Fifteen years ago Jake Powell was hustling on the fringes of Manchester’s gay Village: running wild with a crowd of rentboys, purse-snatchers and disco trash; sleeping with anyone and everything. Now he’s the boss of a smart West End casino. But, inside, he’s living a life fogged by regret. When Detective Inspector Davey Green takes a sudden and unexpected interest in his past, Jake is forced to confront the dirty secrets that led to the murder of his best friend... Manchester Slingback is a nail-biting yet disturbingly convincing thriller, Manchester Slingback was awarded the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction and consolidated Nicholas Blincoe’s reputation as a major British talent. ‘One of the best crime stories I’ve read in years’ Guardian ‘A solid talent that’s here to stay... crackles with energy, wit and insight’ Val McDermid ‘He writes with vicious beauty’ The Times
Life sucks and it's official. So says Mark Anderson, a downtrodden, bank drone who, faced with a mountain of debt, an ex-wife, a drug-smuggling brother and monumentally inept boss, seemingly has nothing to live for...or has he? As the saying goes, it's always the quiet ones... Told over the space of a year through his diary entries, this is one man's struggle to not only survive but also battle the moral dilemmas of having come up with a fool-proof plan to 'get rich quick'...and whether he dares to put 'the plan' into action.
In its earliest, dark days, Bomber Command operated deep into occupied Europe with the underdeveloped Avro Manchester. Powered by the Rolls Royce Vulture, it was the only British aircraft to use this engine operationally. The design was revised and amended several times, with three enlargements of the flying surfaces required to provide an adequate flight envelope. Nevertheless, Manchesters entered service without adequate type-testing, leading to four groundings in the first ten months of use. Aircrews were faced with airframe and engine challenges, and the Manchester continued to evolve as the war was being fought. Despite this, seven RAF squadrons would eventually use 202 Manchesters (with 538 Vultures) on 1,260 sorties. Manchesters may have contributed to Bomber Command failures (as set out in the Butt Report of August 1941), but they also contributed to its success in denying German capital ships the naval base at Brest. Bomber Command’s persistence with the type was soon shown to be wise, as the Manchester was developed into the famous and war-winning Avro Lancaster. This second edition of The Avro Manchester: The Legend Behind the Lancaster retains the keen analysis and gripping narrative of the first, but it also fills many gaps, revises key passages, and provides six appendices for references. It is richly illustrated with 200 images, many of which are previously unpublished. Illustrations: 190 black-and-white photographs