In the summer of 1976 Gary Gilmore robbed two men. Then he shot them in cold blood. For those murders Gilmore was sent to languish on Death Row - and could confidently expect his sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment. In America, no one had been executed for ten years. But Gary Gilmore wanted to die, and his ensuing battle with the authorities for the right to do so made him into a world-wide celebrity - and ensured that his execution turned into the most gruesome media event of the decade.
Some crimes strike too close to home...Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative - and personal - case of his career when he receives a chilling late night telephone call from the NYPD. They're holding his fifteen-year-old nephew Gary. But before he can find out what's going on, Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark and unfamiliar streets...With his partner, Lydia Chin, Bill tries to find the missing teen and uncover what it is that has led him so far from home. Their search takes them to Gary's family in a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered. Bill and Lydia delve into the crime-only to find it eerily similar to a decades-old murder-suicide...Please note: this novel is published in the US as WINTER AND NIGHT.
Curated by Penguin Books U.K. art director John Hamilton, Cookery Postcards from Penguin is a lovely set of one hundred postcards featuring striking cookbook cover art. Hamilton has delved into his amazing collection of nearly one thousand cookbooks to carefully select the most memorable and exciting pieces of art. The result is a potted history of book jacket art over the last sixty or so years — the classic, the witty, and the inventive — and the perfect gift item for foodies and design fans.