Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: James J. Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2022-10-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780593440421

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In the tradition of his renowned father, James J. Butcher’s debut novel is a brilliant urban fantasy about a young man who must throw out the magical rule book to solve the murder of his former mentor. On the streets of Boston, the world is divided into the ordinary Usuals, and the paranormal Unorthodox. And in the Department of Unorthodox Affairs, the Auditors are the magical elite, government-sanctioned witches with spells at their command and all the power and prestige that comes with it. Grimshaw Griswald Grimsby is…not one of those witches. After flunking out of the Auditor training program and being dismissed as “not Department material,” Grimsby tried to resign himself to life as a mediocre witch. But he can’t help hoping he’ll somehow, someway, get another chance to prove his skill. That opportunity comes with a price when his former mentor, aka the most dangerous witch alive, is murdered down the street from where he works, and Grimsby is the Auditors’ number one suspect. Proving his innocence will require more than a little legwork, and after forming a strange alliance with the retired legend known as the Huntsman and a mysterious being from Elsewhere, Grimsby is abruptly thrown into a life of adventure, whether he wants it or not. Now all he has to do is find the real killer, avoid the Auditors on his trail, and most importantly, stay alive.

Never Suck A Dead Man s Hand

Never Suck A Dead Man s Hand
Author: Dana Kollmann
Publsiher: Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780806531595

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“Informative, witty . . . Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics.” —Booklist Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with this frank, unflinching, and unforgettable account of life as a crime scene investigator. Whether explaining rigor mortis or the art of fingerprinting a stiff corpse on the side of the road, Dana Kollmann details her true, unvarnished experiences as a CSI for the Baltimore County Police Department. “Riveting.” —M. William Phelps, New York Times bestselling author of We Thought We Knew You Unlike the popular crime dramas proliferating on today’s television networks, these forensic tales forgo glitz for grit to show what really goes on. Kollmann recounts stories that the cops and the CSI’s usually leave in the field, bringing the sights, smells, and sounds of a crime scene alive as never before. “Raw and real.” —Connie Fletcher, author of Every Contact Leaves a Trace Unveiling the process and science of crime scene investigation in all its can’t-tear-your-eyes-away fascination, Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand takes you into the strange world behind the yellow tape, offering a truly eye-opening perspective on the day-to-day life of a CSI. “Gritty, witty, and heartfelt . . . a must-read.” —Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of A Perfect Husband

Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: Eddie Jones
Publsiher: Dry Bones Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-10-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781645269069

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In Deadwood, Nick Caden discovers the body of Billy the Kid. Is there a "ghost killer" running loose in this Old West ghost town? It's all for show...right? Nothing more than Hollywood theatrics? "This is an authentic Old West ghost town," the sheriff tells Nick. "Around these parts the dead don't stay dead." But Nick Caden's vacation becomes a nightmare when this "living" ghost town takes a deadly turn toward trouble. Soon Nick finds himself trapped in a stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and... vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks. Only then does he discover the body of a real dead cowboy. Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch—around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town's desperate need for tourists' income bury the haunting truth that a "ghost killer" stalks the living in Deadwood? In this middle-grade murder mystery series, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers on a Wild, Wild, West ride. ★ 2013 Selah Award Finalist for Middle Grade Fiction ★ Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles. There are no sexual situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values.

Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: Nancy A. Collins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1588468755

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Have you seen the dark, strange corners of this big ol' stretch'a land called the West? Sure, you've heard the stories of gunfights and gold rushes, but that ain't the half of it. Not by far. Have you met Dr. Mirablis and his miraculous elixir re-vitae? Or heard the real story of the Ghost Dance and the man they call Walking Wolf? How about Sam Hell, the Dark Ranger with a taste for blood? Looks like you need yourself an education, and there ain't no teacher better than Nancy A. Collins. Dead Man's Hand collects her acclaimed novellas "Walking Wolf" and "Lynch," the short stories "Calaverada" and "The Tortuga Hill Gang's Last Ride," and completes the five-card draw with the all-new vampire Western novella "Hell Come Sundown." The West has never been wilder ... or weirder. Book jacket.

Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: Otto Penzler
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2007-11-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780156035309

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Hit the jackpot with stories from Michael Connelly, Laura Lippman, Walter Mosley, Alexander McCall Smith, and more superstars of mystery. In “One Dollar Jackpot,” Michael Connelly’s curmudgeonly Harry Bosch finds himself going toe-to-toe with a professional poker player. Jeffery Deaver offers up “Bump,” a tale of a has-been actor trying to make it big by hustling cards. “Hardly Knew Her” by Laura Lippmann showcases a young woman learning about bluffing the hard way, while “In the Eyes of Children” by Alexander McCall Smith features a scam at a poker table on the high seas. With these, and more offerings from mystery greats such as Joyce Carol Oates, John Lescroart, Walter Mosley, Peter Robinson, and Eric Van Lustbader, Dead Man’s Hand is a suspenseful anthology that’s a big winner for any fan of crime fiction.

Dead Man s Hand An Anthology of the Weird West

Dead Man s Hand  An Anthology of the Weird West
Author: John Joseph Adams
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-05-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781781164518

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HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD! From a kill-or-be-killed gunfight with a vampire to an encounter in a steampunk bordello, the weird western is a dark, gritty tale where the protagonist might be playing poker with a sorcerous deck of cards, or facing an alien on the streets of a dusty frontier town. Here are twenty-three original tales—stories of the Old West infused with elements of the fantastic—produced specifically for this volume by many of today’s finest writers. Included are Orson Scott Card’s first “Alvin Maker” story in a decade, and an original adventure by Fred Van Lente, writer of Cowboys & Aliens. Other contributors include: Tobias S. Buckell * David Farland * Alan Dean Foster * Jeffrey Ford * Laura Anne Gilman * Rajan Khanna * Mike Resnick * Beth Revis * Fred Van Lente * Walter Jon Williams * Ben H. Winters * Christie Yant * Charles Yu *

Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: Victoria Wilcox
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781493044740

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You’ve heard Doc Holliday’s history, but do you know his story? Dead Man’s Hand brings John Henry Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, the richest silver boomtown in the country, where he’s caught up in a secretive plot to stop a gang of cattle rustlers and stage robbers before they start a threatened war with Mexico. When suspicions rise and tempers ignite, the plot turns into a war between cowboys and lawmen, and he becomes a player in the most famous street fight in the Wild West. The aftermath brings retribution and a reckoning that sends John Henry and his friend Wyatt Earp fleeing for their lives, but a hoped-for sanctuary in Colorado is broken by legal battles that attract national newspaper coverage and hired guns hoping for a moment of fame against the infamous Doc Holliday. He can never return to the life he once knew, and as the mountain altitude and illness take their toll, he is forced to turn to the one person he thought he’d never see again. And with luck, he’ll have one last chance to prove himself as the Southern gentleman he was raised to be. Dead Man’s Hand is the final book in the award-winning Saga of Doc Holliday, an epic American tale of heroes and villains, dreams lost and found, families broken and reconciled, of sin and recompense and the redeeming power of love.

Dead Man s Hand

Dead Man s Hand
Author: Luke Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2012
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1926997948

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"What happens when the deck is stacked against you..." From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy. ."..and the cards don't fall your way?" When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years. "What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?" Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.