But the story behind the tabloid headlines reveals itself to be complex and ambiguous, provoking unsettling questions that echo across the decades to the present day.
Author: Sean O'Connor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: True Crime
Handsome Bruteexplores the facts of a once-renowned, now little-remembered British murder case, the killings of the charming, but deadly ex-RAF playboy Neville Heath. Since the 1940s, Heath has generally been dismissed as a sadistic sex-killer - the preserve of sensational Murder Anthologies - and little else. But the story behind the tabloid headlines reveals itself to be complex and ambiguous, provoking unsettling questions that echo across the decades to the present day. Handsome Bruteis both an examination of the age of austerity, and a real-life thriller as shocking and provocative as American Psycho or The Killer Inside Me, exploring the perspectives of the women in Heath's life - his wife, his mother, his lovers - and his victims. This collage of experiences from the women who knew him intimately probes the schism at the heart of his fascinating, chilling personality.
Shanna MacFair was young, full of life and on an adventure that most only dreamed of.
Author: Elina Rawlins
Shanna MacFair was young, full of life and on an adventure that most only dreamed of. She had jumped at the opportunity to travel to Greece and dive for sunken ships and lost treasures. Soon her dreams go array as the small plane she's on crashed, leaving the pilot dead with her fighting for her life.Shanna found herself in the arms of her handsome rescuer who she neither liked nor trusted. She wasn't attracted to him. He was nothing but an arrogant, pigheaded man. He was so full of himself, all he wanted was to get paid for finding her. The man was an infuriating brute! If, Dane didn't need the money he'd let the sexy brat rot on this little floating sand hill he told himself. His mind told him she was trouble yet he couldn't stop thinking of her.This was turning out to be extremely difficult with an unexpected abduction thrown in the mix. Shanna's race for freedom brought more than either Dane or she expected. Will they make it back to the main land alive? Will their hearts escape as well?
The Handsome Brute is also assumed to be a lost film. Listed as a “police drama”
and running only 4,779 feet, or approximately 52–60 minutes, it was released
December 1 but did not seem to get wide distribution immediately. It was
Author: Tim Lussier
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of the most popular Hollywood child stars of the late 1910s, Virginia Lee Corbin was well known to fans worldwide. With her mother as her manager, Corbin retained her popularity as she grew older. She performed in vaudeville for a couple of years before continuing her film career. Corbin fit well into the flapper mold of the Jazz Age and appeared in many films throughout the 1920s. As she matured, her mother found it ever more difficult to control her. Corbin led a difficult life. After her mother’s suicide attempt, she found that all the money she had earned was gone. Her marriage (at age 18) failed and she was eventually separated from her children. The flapper struggled to remain relevant in the sound era and was trying to make a comeback when she died at 31 in 1942.
“They stare at me too, Handsome Brute. We'll just have to sympathize with each
other for being eggs.” “I sympathize with you,” the Handsome Brute said gently. “
You are tired.” “Well, naturally,” said Florinda. “Did you ever cross that desert?
Author: Gwen Bristow
Publisher: Open Road Media
In this New York Times bestseller, a willful New York debutante travels the rugged Great Plains for a future in the flourishing American West. Charting the trail across the Great Plains from New York City to the Mexican Territory of California, a headstrong couple embarks on a new life in this classic work of historical fiction as unforgiving, moving, and unpredictable as the frontier. A recent finishing school graduate, eighteen-year-old Garnet Cameron is desperate for direction. Too driven for the restrictive manners of the upper class, Garnet is naturally drawn to Oliver Hale, a frontier trader from the West. Unlike the men to whom she’s accustomed, Oliver treats Garnet as an equal and respects her independence. His tales of adventure on the plains thrill her. And his proposal of marriage is accepted. Garnet eagerly grabs hold of the promise and prospects of an exciting future, only to discover how ill-prepared she is for the punishing landscape of the Jubilee Trail and the even harsher realities of human nature. Made into a feature film, Jubilee Trail is a classic novel of a woman in the old West, beloved not only for the rebelliousness and resilience of its heroine, but for its authenticity, its grand sweep, its unsparing intimacy, and its honest portrayal of the survivors and victims—and victors and villains—of a defiant American wilderness.
Ruella was right; his neck remained whole—a fortunate thing. A snapped neck
would have rendered him useless. And Ruella was right about one other thing,
as well. He must have been a handsome brute in life. Even now, lying like an
Author: Laura Strickland
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Clara Allen needs a husband in order to keep a roof over the heads of her assorted dependents, a roof her nasty grandfather will re-appropriate unless she is married by her 21st birthday, only a few days away. Strong-minded, unwilling to take orders from any man, she decides to solve her problem by raising a murdered prisoner from the dead and marrying him. She expects an empty-headed puppet; she certainly never dreams he’ll be so devastatingly handsome. Liam McMahon doesn’t recall much about his life before his hanging in the prison yard, other than being Irish. He does remember the kiss Clara bestowed as she brought him back to life. Every time he looks at her, his desire gets out of hand. But his former life is chasing him down like a steam engine, and when a couple of mad geniuses decide he’d make a fine experiment, he wonders if he’ll live long enough to claim Clara’s heart or if he’ll die all over again.
“How late did you stay there?” “Oh, just a short time. She had a date and had to
get ready. And that handsome brute of a pilot brother of hers—” “You leave that handsome brute alone.” “That handsome brute left me alone. He was sleepy and
Author: Robert L. Fish
Publisher: Open Road Media
A quartet of killings threaten to derail Lieutenant James Reardon’s relationship—and end his life Jan has been dating James Reardon long enough to know that she wants to be with him forever, but she will not marry him as long as he’s a cop. She has spent too many nights lying awake, afraid that this will be the case that gets him killed, and she cannot make that her whole life. But she and Reardon both know that death is the only thing that could make him take off his badge—and for this hard-boiled San Francisco detective, death may come sooner than he thinks. It starts with a stabbing in the Embarcadero. A particularly sleazy bartender has gotten knifed in the gut, and he is dead before the cops arrive. Three more killings follow, and each time the victim is one of the city’s worst criminals. Is it a vendetta, or a vigilante? Reardon will risk his life to find out. The Gremlin’s Grampa is the 2nd book in the Lieutenant Reardon Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The repetition of'brute' may seem more difficult to accommodate. ... woman
adores a Fascist', a disturbingly but also mockingly flirtatious note ('handsome brute') resonating with the accusation.22 Such a possibility should not be
surprising in a ...
Author: Neil Roberts
Category: Literary Criticism
Poetry in English since the Second World War has produced a number of highly original narrative works, as diverse as Derek Walcott's Omeros, Ted Hughes' Gaudete and Anne Stevenson's Correspondences. At the same time, poetry in general has been permeated by narrative features, particularly those linguistic characteristics that Mikhail Bakhtin considered peculiar to the novel, and which he termed "dialogic". This book examines the narrative and dialogic elements in the work of a range of poets from Britain, America, Ireland, Australia and the Caribbean, including poetry from the immediate postwar years to the contemporary, and novel-like narratives to personal lyrics. Its unifying theme is the way in which these poets, with such contrasting styles and from such varied backgrounds, respond to and creatively adapt the language-worlds, and hence the social worlds in which they live. The volume includes a detailed bibliography to assist students in further study, and will be a valuable resource to undergraduate and postgraduate students of contemporary poetry.
After the operation, Milton emerges as a handsome brute and Piper immediately
jilts Hives for him: "What I love about you, Milton—is that you're UNIQUE!! No one
else in the WORLD looks like YOU!!" A little later in the story however, when ...
He enjoyed stripping naked at the Gaiety Burlesque, meeting rich, handsome
men, and then going off with them to suck ... But even I felt uneasy as I watched
this handsome brute become bigger and bigger until he was nearly eight feet tall.
Author: Jery Tillotson
Fantastic Fury! Grab this one! Brazenly original with dazzling eroticism! Vampires! Werewolves! Muscle Gods! Over-the-top-sex! Youll find them all in Jason Furys thrilling new fantasy novelScreams of Pan! Christina Tremont rules Manhattans supernatural world of bat boys, wolf girls, fauns and satyrs. Then she meets the incredible new Mr. Universe, the fabulous and over-sexed Johnny America, who is pursued by a monstrous vampire sect, the Dark Ones. Even Christinas magical powers cant withstand these enemies and together with Johnny, theyre forced to seek out the terrifying Great God Pan for his protection. Best-selling cult author, Jason Fury, weaves an intoxicating tale of fantasy, eroticism and horror, guaranteed to enchant even the most jaded reader.
... young guard a bit moodily. He'd have been a better match than Thaydar. “Now,
why haven't you been trying for young M yourself?” growled the King. “A handsome brute like you.” “Who, me?” asked Tinsel. “Thaydar and Seylin are
Author: Clare B. Dunkle
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The goblin King's face lit up with amusement. "Seylin was proposing marriage to you," he cried, "and you wanted him to change into a cat?" A thrilling and magical sequel to The Hollow Kingdom For years Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom. Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend Seylin proposes, she doesn't even pay attention. Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom to find his own people: the elves. Emily sets out in search of him. But they accidentally awaken hatreds and prejudices that have slumbered for hundreds of years, and soon two worlds are brought onto a dangerous collision course. Clare B. Dunkle once again draws readers deep into the magical realm that Newbery-winning author Lloyd Alexander calls "as persuasive as it is remarkable."