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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Thomas Fleming
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (2013, May 7th).
By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a ''holy martyr'' in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born of the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern ''slavocrats'' like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern envy only exacerbated the South's greatest fear: race war. In the sixty years preceding the outbreak of civil war, Northern and Southern fanatics ramped up the struggle over slavery. By the time they had become intractable enemies, only the tragedy of a bloody civil war could save the Union. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Johanna Parker
Format: Preloaded Digital Audio Player
Publisher: Tantor Audio (2013, May 1st).
It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. All of his victims found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin. Read more... moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ace Atkins
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (2013, May 7th).
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. moreMore Info | Check Availability