This collection provides a comprehensive look at current work on heat transfer, and topics include heat exchangers, phase-change p
Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, f
In Mutation, Robin Cook's masterpiece of techno-medical suspense, Dr. Cook tells a story as chilling and real as tod
While on routine patrol, LAPD Officer CindyDecker rescues a newborn abandoned in an alley dumpster. But she can't call it a night
Analysis of medical data using engineering tools is a rapidly growing area, both in research and in industry, yet few texts exi
When a local councillor and an anthropologist re-investigate the controversial murder conviction of a mentally retarded 20-year-ol
To Karl Alberg, a small town on Canada?s ?Sunshine Coast? looks like the perfect place to sooth a psyche that?s been battered by t
Seven: Platinum Series (Dbl DVD)
Like Saw for corporate go-getters, in EXAM eight young people vying for a sought-after job are locked together in a room and given
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into
From Mel Gibson, director of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and the Academy Award(R)-winning BRAVEHEART (Best Director, Best Picture, 1
Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) stars with Oscar nominee Kate Winslet (Titanic) in a powerfully gripping, edge
THE DEATH OF THE DETECTIVE
Mark Smith’s Literary Masterpiece of Crime Fiction.
A National Book Award Finalist
The blockbuster New York Times bestseller.
“Remarkable for both its ambition and its accomplishment, it reads as though it were written by a resurrected Charles Dickens, one chilled by a hundred years of graveyard brooding…every page is a pleasure to read,” New York Times
A killer calling himself The Deathmaker is on the loose, pursued by Arnold Magnuson, a grief-stricken detective on the verge of a mental breakdown. Magnuson’s dogged investigation to find the killer, and himself, takes him deep into urban Chicago, laying bare the corrupt city and its seething soul in all its macabre, heartbreaking, and violent complexity. It’s a sprawling, utterly compelling story, widely regarded as a stunning literary achievement and perhaps the best detective novel ever written.
“A masterpiece . . . raises Dickens’ benign ghost to remind us again that we're all connected, all both innocent and guilty,” Kirkus Reviews
“A brilliant and arresting novel which so far transcends the detective genre that inspired it as to stand in a category of its own,” Arkansas Gazette
“In its sustained vitality, power and scale, it is unlike any other fiction I have read....A complex and unforgettable novel,” The Times (London)