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The Sinking of the Eastland: America's Forgotten Tragedy
Jay Bonansinga
0806526483
July 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
On the morning of July 24, 1915, the liner Eastland rolled over and capsized into the Chicago River; 844 people died. In his first nonfiction book, mystery writer Bonansinga (The Black Mariah, etc.) captures the raw emotion in a story full of greed, courage and overwhelming grief. The victims were looking forward to a day of eating, drinking and dancing. Dressed in their finest, the passengers swarmed onto the boat. Gazing at the huge, sturdy looking, freshly painted vessel, most took it on faith that they were in good hands. Unbeknownst to them, the Eastland had been beset by serious problems from its launch. The ship was hard to control and prone to listing even under normal conditions, though its various owners had covered up this fact. As the disaster unfolded, the best and worst of human nature was...


The Sinking of the Eastland: America's Forgotten Tragedy
Jay Bonansinga
0806526289
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
On the morning of July 24, 1915, the liner Eastland rolled over and capsized into the Chicago River; 844 people died. In his first nonfiction book, mystery writer Bonansinga (The Black Mariah, etc.) captures the raw emotion in a story full of greed, courage and overwhelming grief. The victims were looking forward to a day of eating, drinking and dancing. Dressed in their finest, the passengers swarmed onto the boat. Gazing at the huge, sturdy looking, freshly painted vessel, most took it on faith that they were in good hands. Unbeknownst to them, the Eastland had been beset by serious problems from its launch. The ship was hard to control and prone to listing even under normal conditions, though its various owners had covered up this fact. As the disaster unfolded, the best and worst of human nature was...


Sick
Jay Bonansinga
0446365165
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Frozen
Jay Bonansinga
0786017236
August 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Head Case Signed Edition
Jay Bonansinga
0684849313
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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From Kirkus Reviews
Second swiftly paced suspense tale by Bonansinga (The Killer's Game, 1997), with thefts from several top-flight suspense films, but old-hat, jejune, stale, flat, dreadfully familiar--and unweeded, seedy. What can you say about a writer who blissfully downloads one hack phrase after another: ``This damn insomnia was making him crazy. . . . The sound of it was driving him nuts. He badly needed a change of scenery,'' etc., etc. That's writing? That's typing. So nameless one wakes up in a hospital, his memory wiped out by amnesia. (Now, which Graham Greene thriller was that? Ministry of Fear?) Those bits of memory that do return are really neither here nor there: his fondness for Tanqueray gin and Marlboros. Then the guy's picture is printed in a newspaper and his so-called brother shows up at the hospital to talk with...


Candy in the Dumpster: New and Used Stories
Jay Bonansinga (Editor)
097796860X
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The first Dark Arts Books release is Candy in the Dumpster, a compilation of 12 "new and used" horror stories by four Chicago authors: Jay Bonansinga, Bill Breedlove, John Everson, and Martin Mundt. This volume features an introduction by another Chicago horror veteran, Mort Castle. Contents: MORT CASTLE * Introduction: Candy in the Dumpster MARTIN MUNDT: * A Perfect Plan * The Cure * Babies Is Smart JOHN EVERSON: * The White House * Swallowing the Pill * Pumpkin Head BILL BREEDLOVE: * The Lost Collection * Free to Good Home * Drowning in the Sea of Love JAY BONANSINGA: * Animal Rites * Stash * Deal Memo


Oblivion
Jay R. Bonansinga
1587670585
December 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The influence of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist saturates this tale of a self-doubting cleric hunting horrors in Washington, D.C., but Bonansinga (Black Mariah, etc.) works enough original variations on the theme for his tale to stand on its own. Ex-priest Martin Delaney, defrocked for botching an unsanctioned exorcism, has spent years wallowing in alcoholic self-pity when he crosses paths with former pupil Jimmy Dodd. Jimmy casually mentions some business clients who could use a spiritual house cleaning, and only after Delaney accompanies him under suspiciously secretive circumstances does he discover that their meeting was not by chance. The house in question is no less than the White House, possessed since its construction by a festering occult influence. Delaney's efforts to divine the spirit's motives...


The Sinking of the Eastland
Jay Bonansinga
0786273542
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
On the morning of July 24, 1915, the liner Eastland rolled over and capsized into the Chicago River; 844 people died. In his first nonfiction book, mystery writer Bonansinga (The Black Mariah, etc.) captures the raw emotion in a story full of greed, courage and overwhelming grief. The victims were looking forward to a day of eating, drinking and dancing. Dressed in their finest, the passengers swarmed onto the boat. Gazing at the huge, sturdy looking, freshly painted vessel, most took it on faith that they were in good hands. Unbeknownst to them, the Eastland had been beset by serious problems from its launch. The ship was hard to control and prone to listing even under normal conditions, though its various owners had covered up this fact. As the disaster unfolded, the best and worst of human nature was...


Twisted
Jay Bonansinga
0786017244
July 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Publishing a novel about a giant hurricane hitting New Orleans eleven months after the very real Hurricane Katrina is a dicey undertaking. But Bonansinga pulls it off with grace and reverence for the Crescent City—especially since, according to the novel's foreword, he turned in the first draft one month before Katrina hit. The chills don't stop with the novel's prescience. In his second leading role, stoic ex-FBI profiler Ulysses Grove comes to post-Katrina New Orleans for the funeral of a friend, professor Moses De Lourde, but finds a string of related murders—De Lourde's included—that compel him and former flame Maura County, a journalist, to team up and find the killer. After the pair do further research into De Lourde's secret theory tying hurricanes to ancient ritual human sacrifice, clues...

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