'As bone-chillingly bleak as its subject . . . this doesn't disappoint' Financial Times A serial killer is on the loose and David Hunter suddenly finds that the past is far from dead and buried. The escape of a psychotic rapist and multiple murderer brings DI Terry Connor to David Hunter's doorstep, years after their bitter rift. This unwelcome reminder of the past forces Hunter to confront the situation at hand: eight years earlier Hunter and an ill-fated Body Recovery team, has tried to find the graves of Monk's teenage victims on the bleak expanse of Dartmoor. Only one of the missing girls' bodies was ever found. Suddenly Hunter receives an appeal from Sophie Keller, a young woman who also worked on the operation, and nothing is quite as it seems. Hunter is forced to question who he can really trust. Especially when his own life depends on it.
It's been a good summer for forensics expert Dr David Hunter. His relationship is going well and he's in demand again as a police consultant. Life is good. Then a call comes from an old associate: a body has been found; and she'd like Hunter to take a look. The empty shell of St Jude's Hospital now stands awaiting demolition; its only visitors society's outcasts; addicts and dealers. A partially mummified corpse has been discovered in the hospital's cavernous loft; but not even Hunter can say how long it's been there. All he knows for sure is that it's the body of a young woman. And that she was pregnant. But the collapse of the loft floor reveals another of the hospital's secrets. A sealed-off chamber; still with beds inside. Some of them occupied... For Hunter; what began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare that threatens everyone around him. And as the investigation springs more surprises; one thing is certain. St Jude's hasn't claimed its last victim . . . With its viscerally authentic forensics; menacing atmosphere and nerve-shredding tension; Simon Beckett's new crime thriller will leave you gasping.
"The Academic Ethic" and Other Essays on Higher Education
Author: Edward Shils
Pubpsher: University of Chicago Press
Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions. Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them. Edward Shils (1910-1995) was distinguished service professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the department of sociology at the University of Chicago. Among his many books published by the University of Chicago Press are Portraits: A Gallery of Intellectuals and the three-volume Selected Papers of Edward Shils.
Release on 2014-05-28 | by Ms Fiona Westwood,Ms Karen Barton
The Pivotal Role of Vocational Legal Education
Author: Ms Fiona Westwood,Ms Karen Barton
Pubpsher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
As one of the ‘learned’ professions requiring advanced learning and high principles, law enjoys a special standing in society. In return for its status and rank, the legal profession is expected to exhibit the highest levels of honesty, trust and morality, the very values which underpin the legal system itself. This, in turn, entrusts to legal education a particular problem of addressing, not only the substantive elements of the body of law, but a means through which the characteristics of the ‘calling’ of law are imparted and instilled. At a time when the very essence of the legal profession is under threat, this book calls for a realignment of the legal curriculum and pedagogies so as to emphasise the development of culture over industry; character over eloquence; and calling over skill. Chapters are grouped around the core content and key themes of Curiosity, Calling, Character and Conscientiousness, Contract, and Culture. The volume includes contributions from leading experts, drawn internationally and from other professional disciplines in order to present alternative approaches aimed at tackling common issues, providing insight, and provoking debate.
Discover the holy calling of fatherhood, and find God's purpose for your family! Through a careful examination of the Word of God, the Calling of Fatherhood reveals a vision for your home that is refreshingly new, yet as old as Genesis. More than just another how-to book to sit on your shelf, the Calling of Fatherhood explains the will of God for you as a father. Have you ever wondered what your calling is as a Christian father? Do you know why God created marriage? Is your heart dedicated to pursuing the hearts of your children? Have you entered into a covenant with the God who longs to help you produce a godly seed? the Calling of Fatherhood answers these questions and much more. Discover what the Word of God says about: • the plan of God for your family • the responsibilities of a father • the promises of God for your home • the way to protect and prepare your children • the importance of a heart to heart relationship • the blessings of children • the heart of God for the next generation Be forewarned—you may never be the same.
A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical - and visionary - American writer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Release on 2015-03-24 | by George Vicesimus Wigram
Memorials Volume Three
Author: George Vicesimus Wigram
Pubpsher: Irving Risch
The Glory of the Bride, the Lamb's Wife. Truth Learned in Communion with God. A Few Words on the Scriptures Is the Honour and Power of this World any part of the Endowment of the Saints? The Two Adams Two Old Letters Three Letters of the late G. V. Wigram The Seven Churches A Letter — 1846 The Good News of God's Purpose in the Apocalypse An Appeal to Saints that remain still in Bethesda and Salem They that are Christ's at His Coming A Word on the Fellowship of Saints Christ and the Church The Church: Its Present State and Prospects "The Coming Kingdom:" being an Outline of the Revelation The Coming of the Lord The Coming of the Lord The Conflict A Letter on Conscience, etc. An Answer of G. V. Wigram God's Dealings with His Children Death is Ours Notes of Three Lectures Devotedness and Separation "Doing" "Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani" The Eternal Life in Paul Two Letters on the Marriage of an Evangelist Extract from Letter Extracts from Letters Our Extremity is God's Opportunity Extract from a Letter Food for Believers Fragment Fragments A Gospel Address Notes of a Gospel Address The Hope of His Calling In Heaven God's Inheritance in the Saints, etc. Is It Thus With You? The Blood of Jesus Christ The Cross of Jesus Christ The Death of Jesus Christ Remarks and Notes on John's Writings
Pubpsher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k