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Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2020 Douglas Rigby, attorney-at-law, is bankrupt. He's just sunk his last Ù200,000 - a clandestine 'loan' from his last remaining client, former bigshot TV exec Glenn Haskill - into a cocaine deal gone wrong. The lesson? Never trust anyone else with the dirty work. Desperate to get back on top, Rigby formulates an art forgery scheme involving one of Glenn's priceless paintings, a victimless crime. But for Rigby to pull this one off, he'll need to negotiate a whole cast of players with their own agendas, including his wife, his girlfriend, an embittered art forger, Glenn's resentful nurse, and the man's money-hungry nephew. One misstep, and it all falls apart - will he be able to save his skin? Written with hard-knock sensibility and wicked humour, Scott Phillips's newest novel will cement him as one of the great crime writers of the 21st century.
Edited by the bestselling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for the Akashic Noir series.Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.In the wake of Chicago Noir, Twin Cities Noir, and Kansas City Noir-all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series-comes the latest Midwest installment, St. Louis Noir. Masterfully curated by Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest (adapted for film, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), this volume will chill the listener with heartland menace.Featuring brand new stories by Calvin Wilson, LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, John Lutz, Paul D. Marks, Colleen J. McElroy, Jason Makansi, S. L. Coney, Michael Castro, Laura Benedict, Jedidiah Ayres, Umar Lee, Chris Barsanti, L. J. Smith, and Scott Phillips.
The follow-up to the sold out comic book series from "e;Ray Harryhausen Presents"e;. Stranded on Mars, Sinbad continues his battle against evil Emperor Akdhar. Vowing to restore Prince Muqari to the throne, Sinbad and his loyal adventurers join a crew of Martian sand pirates, in search of an ancient artifact that could help them win the fight- but Akdhar's sinister agents are watching! Coming soon Sinbad Rogue of Mars the film by Morningside Entertainment.
The world's savviest investors are those who can recognize when the herd is running headlong in the wrong direction and can take advantage of their fear and confusion. That's never been truer than it is right now. Now, there's a book that will show you how to earn the same outside returns these savvy value investors do. Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism will help you uncover enormous value opportunities that keep on emerging even as the economic crisis keeps spreading. Lauren Templeton Capital Management principal D. Scott Phillips, Jr., co-author of the best-seller Investing the Templeton Way, has systematically updated the proven techniques of value investing for today's radically new markets. Phillips carefully identifies crucial changes underway in the financial system and investing landscape, and offers investing solutions that respond to today's crucial new risks. You'll learn how to invest in markets facing an increased government role and lower access to capital; manage growing risk of inflation spikes; scavenge for profits in distressed sectors; find winning opportunities overseas; and much more. Every market offers opportunity to those who can find value where others aren't looking. Today, there's no more important investing skill and Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism is the one book that will teach it to you.
Confessions of an Expat is a script about the men and women who travel to Asia to see the world, all courtesy of their native language English which allows them jobs in private institutes and the ability to shape/warp young minds. From the airport arrival to beer-soaked nights, hangover days and the ever present feeling of being a fish out of water. Filled with kind-hearted teachers, spoiled students, horny housewives, drunken wretches, immigration officials, prostitutes and gangsters, Confessions of an Expat is as close to the experience of living and teaching overseas that you will come without actually getting on the plane.
It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.