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The Crew

The Crew is Dougie Brimson's first novel, following a series of books on the subject of football hooliganism written with his brother Eddy. Once again, the territory covered relates to the violence that surrounds football. This time, however, things aren't for real--still, the characters and story line seem real enough, especially for those familiar with any of the tales told in the author's factual volumes. Marrying the football violence theme with a well-established genre, Brimson turns his tale into a thriller. Using the master hooligan and the police detective as counterpoints, he weaves a believable and gripping story line, truly guaranteed to keep the pages turning. With the villain of the piece painted black from the word go, the chase is always on. What follows is well thought out, though the ending does not necessarily deliver all the promise of earlier chapters. Perhaps Brimson is just waiting to launch a sequel. Nonetheless, even if a tale of a group of hooligans travelling to watch England in Rome might cut a little close to the bone, The Crew will undoubtedly provide much enjoyment for fans of suspense, albeit in a new context, as well as those whose somewhat more macabre interest has been held by the author's previous books. --Trevor Crowe

KILLER FAMILIES: TRUE CRIME: MURDER BY DADS, MOMS, KIDS & SPOUSES (MURDER IN THE FAMILY Book 1)

KILLER FAMILIES

MURDER IN THE FAMILY

The family home is supposed to be a place where family members find a safe haven from the stress of outside life. A place where they feel protected and loved. Yet for many this is simply not the case.

The true stories in this short book demonstrate that the family environment can be a very dangerous place indeed. Not just for children suffering from child abuse, but also for mothers, fathers, wives and husbands. In the United States, one of the most treacherous places for a woman is in her own home. Women may be afraid of strangers, but it's a husband, a lover, a boyfriend, or someone they know who is most likely to hurt them and they are at the highest risk of suffering violence or murder when they are divorcing or separating from a partner. Men too can suffer abuse from their wife or partner but the difference in physical size and strength puts a woman at greater risk than a man.

For children, the greatest danger is not an unknown stranger, but their immediate families.

Is your family safe?

Dombey and Son

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Lesbian: Seducing the Tomboy

It was an insanely busy day at the lingerie shop. The kind that made Taylor consider quitting. First, she had to deal with an annoying customer who took forever to decide on a color of the bustier she wanted, then it was a rush of customers who came in seconds before closing.

"I need something in hot pink that makes my hips look slimmer," one customer demanded.

Another said, "This teddy you sold me makes my butt look big."

A third customer loudly chimed in, "Do you have anything that will make me look like Jennifer Lawrence?"

In the middle of the mad rush, the phone rang.

"Sandy's Sweet Shop, can I help you?" she answered.

"Yes, you can help me," the man answered. "You can hurry up. I've been waiting five minutes for you outside."

It was Brad, Taylor's fiance. His impatient groan was the last thing she needed in the middle of crazy day. "Sorry, honey. I got a rush just before closing. It could take five or maybe ten minutes for me to finish."

He sighed. "Fine. I just hope dinner at my parents' house hasn't gotten cold."

"I'm sure it'll be fine, I just - "

Jude the Obscure

Our Mutual Friend (Everyman's Library Classics)

In his last completed novel, published in 1864-5, Dicens confirmed his reputation as a story-teller of genius while extending the sphere of his imagination to new worlds. Like all Dickens' novels, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND weaves together many stories, uniting them in the bizarre symbolism of the wealth which derives from a rubbish tip. With all the energy of his earlier novels, this one has an extra resonance and depth of shade.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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The Thirty-Nine Steps

Divine Comedy

Moonfleet

The Diary of a Nobody