A Silent Witness: R. Austin Freeman
At the turn of the 20th century, Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) emerged as an author to be reckoned with in the world of detective fiction, introducing the highly memorable scientific detective Dr. Thorndyke, an early forensic sleuth. Armed with his little green case full of scientific detection aids, Thorndyke unravelled murders and mysteries using logic and material evidence. This volume collects seven of Thorndyke´s most puzzling stories, including ´´The Man with the Nailed Shoes,´´ ´´The Moabite Cipher,´´ ´´A Message from the Deep Sea,´´ and many more. Freeman´s important novels include: The Mystery of 31 New Inn (1911), The Eye of Osiris (1911), and A Silent Witness (1914), artistically written and memorably characterized. Later major works include The Red Thumb Mark, When Rogues Fall Out, and The Jacob Street Mystery.
Curtis J. Austin chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another - Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley - left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the party´s early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. Austin carefully highlights the internal tension between advocates of a more radical position than the Panthers took, who insisted on military confrontation with the state, and those such as Newton and David Hilliard, who believed in community organizing and alliance building as first priorities. Austin interviewed a number of party members who had heretofore remained silent. With the help of these stories, Austin is able to put the violent history of the party in perspective and show that the ´´survival´´ programs, such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics, helped the black communities they served to recognize their own bases of power and ability to save themselves. A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080125/bk_acx0_080125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon´s scheme hinges on Nina´s recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner ´´Andrea Doria.´´ Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the ´´Andrea Doria´s´´ silent steel hull -- and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
On a seldom-used smuggler´s trail between Mexico and Austin, a man lies dying. Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie takes the stranger´s body to Valverde, the nearest town. Upon arriving, a crowd gathers, watchful and silent as Bowdrie tells his story to the sheriff. In the crowd is the beautiful blonde Rose Murray, owner of the RM Ranch. Rose explains to Bowdrie that she has reason to believe the stranger was coming to see her in order to right a terrible wrong. Twenty years ago, the Chilton Gang robbed her family. Once Bowdrie discovers the identity of the dead man, he wonders if the surviving members of the Chilton Gang have returned to recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/rand/001634/pf_rand_001634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Strong Shall Live: When they burned his home, he rebuilt it. When they shot at him, he shot back. But now the man they call Cavagan is in the worst bind of his life. With his hands tied and his body stiff from beatings, he has been left for dead at the bottom of a deep sand pit in the searing Santa Fe desert. Sixty miles from the nearest water. On foot, without a weapon, in 120-degree heat. Only one thought drives him on: ´´I shall Live! I shall live to see Sutton die.´´ ´´Keep Travelin´, Rider´´: After an absence of several years, Tack Gentry heads home to his Uncle John´s G-Bar Ranch. But when he arrives, the entire town has changed. What´s more, strangers have taken over the G-Bar. Strangers who claim that Tack´s uncle died in a gunfight. But Tack knows better. He knows his uncle was a strict Quaker - a man who never even owned a gun. The new sheriff in town wants Tack to get out of town, pronto...but Gentry vows to stay put and fight for the land he believes is his. ´´Strawhouse Trail´´: On a seldom-used smugglers´ trail between Mexico and Austin, a man lies dying. Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie takes the stranger´s body to Valverde, the nearest town. Upon arriving, a crowd gathers, watchful and silent as Bowdrie tells his story to the sheriff. In the crowd is the beautiful blonde Rose Murray, owner of the RM Ranch. Rose explains to Bowdrie that she has reason to believe the stranger was coming to see her in order to right a terrible wrong. Twenty years ago, the Chilton Gang robbed her family. Once Bowdrie discovers the identity of the dead man, he wonders if the surviving members of the Chilton Gang have returned to recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003500/bk_rand_003500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A romantic cowboy. A sunset kiss. Everything is perfect until he´s charged with murder. Callie Fletcher just wanted to sit on the terrace of her favorite hot spot and watch the sunset over the Texas Hill Country. A table for one, a glass of pinot, and the best view in Austin. She isn´t looking for love, but it walks right up to her in the form of a gorgeous, wealthy cowboy by the name of Dominic Jaxson. One shared sunset turns into months of them, and Callie can see a future in his beautiful blue eyes. But Dominic has a secret...a secret that shatters Callie´s romantic fantasy. After returning from a romantic getaway, the secret is exposed as Dominic enters Callie´s courtroom, charged with murder. Callie is forced to remain silent when all she wants to do is scream. But when she regains her composure, she realizes there´s no way her cowboy could be guilty. With too many questions and no answers in sight, the only thing Callie is certain of is their love. Armed with her faith in Dominic and her desire to keep her happily ever after, she decides to investigate on her own. Can she prove her cowboy´s innocence? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Gilmour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105964/bk_acx0_105964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.