Stiletto Author Caroline Cox
ISBN-10 9780060748135
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 176
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Stiletto spells sex. Nothing else creates an erotically taut, arched foot or an overall come-hither silhouette quite like the stiletto heel.This exquisite book uncovers the compelling lure of the needle heel. A highly charged symbol, the stiletto suggests a multitude of contradictions - it can be elegant, vulgar, submissive, aggressive, subversive, conventional. The stiletto is phallic but supremely female, it makes the wearer at once vulnerable and in control. Six decades have seen the stiletto in vogue around the world with an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic clientele of classic ladies, Hollywood stars, fetishists, punks, princesses, power- dressers, cross-dressers, A-list celebrities, and the girl next door. For the first time, Stiletto attempts to uncover the compelling lure of the needle heel. Caroline Cox presents the various incarnations of the stiletto since its invention as a fantasy shoe brought to life by the flair and skill of shoemakers Vivier, Perugia, Ferragamo, and Jourdan in the early 1950s. Assertively modern, stilettos released women from the utilitarian wartime fashion of the 1940s, offering streamlined sophistication and glamour to women the world over. As the decade progressed the heel became saucier and higher, worn by starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. By the end of the 1950s the heel was being worn by “bad girls” and had become a weapon of female power. The 1970s took the stiletto’s associations with sex and death and turned it into a fetish object, eulogized by artists Allen Jones and Eric Stanton. 1980s power dressers brought the stiletto back into the fashion arena, and today heels designed by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Gina are the badge of celebrity status and fashion savvy. This exciting new book by an international fashion authority presents the story of the stiletto for the first time, illustrated with new and vintage photography to explore the stiletto’s long relationship with sex, power femininity, fashion, and fetishism.


Stiletto Author Daniel O'Malley
ISBN-10 9780316228039
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 592
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In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war. When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and... The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war. Stiletto is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " (Booklist).

Black Stiletto

Black Stiletto Author Raymond Benson
ISBN-10 9783958351639
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 328
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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller von Raymond Benson! Zehntausende begeisterte Leser! »Sollten Sie BLACK STILETTO bisher noch nicht auf dem Schirm gehabt haben, stimmt vielleicht etwas mit Ihrem Schirm nicht." [Lee Child, New York Times Bestseller-Autor der Jack-Reacher-Romane] Zu ihrer Zeit war BLACK STILETTO eine Legende; eine Untergrund-Heldin, die während der späten Eisenhower-Ära und den frühen Jahren unter Kennedy in New York City einige Berühmtheit erlangte. Obwohl sie gesucht wurde und eingesperrt worden wäre, wenn man sie gefasst oder ihre Identität gelüftet hätte, war die BLACK STILETTO eine kompetente und höchst erfolgreiche Verbrechensbekämpferin. Doch irgendwann in den 1960er-Jahren verschwand sie von der Bildfläche, und man hörte nie wieder von ihr. Die meisten Menschen glaubten, sie wäre gestorben, und niemand erfuhr je, wer hinter der Kostümierung steckte. Bis heute blieben viele Fragen unbeantwortet: Wer war sie? Ist sie noch am Leben? Und wenn ja, wo? Als Martin eine Reihe von Tagebüchern mit den Aufzeichnungen seiner Mutter findet, ist er überwältigt. Sie soll die Untergrund-Heldin vergangener Tage gewesen sein? So steht es zumindest bis ins kleinste Detail in diesen Tagebüchern geschrieben: Wie es dazu kam, dass sie zu einer Kämpferin für die Gerechtigkeit wurde, warum sie sich dazu entschloss, außerhalb des Gesetzes zu agieren, all ihre Heldentaten als berühmt berüchtigte Superheldin, und wie sich ihr Ruf plötzlich ins Gegenteil verkehrte. Kurzum - wie sich alles zutrug. Konnte das wahr sein? Talbot ist voller Zweifel und Unglauben. Doch dann tritt ein alter Erzfeind von BLACK STILETTO auf den Plan, welcher gnadenlos Rache nehmen will, und damit nicht nur ihr eigenes, sondern auch das Leben ihres Sohnes und ihrer Enkelin gefährden könnte.


Stiletto Author Stiletto
ISBN-10 OCLC:18782859
Release 1987
Pages 28
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Stiletto has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stiletto also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stiletto book for free.


Stiletto Author Greg Walker
ISBN-10 1557733252
Release 1990-04-01
Pages 167
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When Bo Thornton learns that Angel Barahone, the Nicaraguan he'd personally trained to kill, has turned traitor and plans to lead an attack on a U.S. base in Honduras, Bo is determined to stop him


Operation Author T. A. Ridgell
ISBN-10 1590803922
Release 2005-01
Pages 288
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Desperate to go undercover, Special Agent Kendal Smart will do anything, even if it means wearing skintight clothes and stilettos. Infiltrating the wrestling culture to eradicate a crime ring, she becomes immersed in a bizarre, sexually overt world. Anxious to slay his inner demons, Python goes where he's vowed never to return--the ring! His new trainer, a glorified groupie, is the exact type of woman he's always despised. So why does he find her so appealing? With her career on the line, Kendal is torn between duty to her Country and the man with whom she's falling in love. Will she make the Smart choice?


ISBN-10 9781469168036
Release 2012-04-17
Pages 750
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“The entire purpose of being a Corner Boy was rooted in the concept of the ultra-masculine male… The highest honor a Corner Boy could aspire was becoming a martyr for the gang… The second highest honor was to carry a wound from battle that could be observed without the removal of one’s attire…The third highest honor was going to jail and doing time… In my young mind, Corner Boys came to represent the highest level of manhood and the epitome of moral virtue.” says the author. But what was the truth? Of Stiletto and Soul: The Memoirs of Gangster Mike The Last West Philadelphia Corner Boyis a comprehensive and smooth recollection of the author’s childhood experiences, family, youthful exploits, and his life with Philadelphia’s legendary Corner Boys. Honest, hopeful, challenging and absolutely inspiring, this book is about a unique life spent in a tough setting. In this book, King recollects his memories and deals with the most serious realities—life, family, relationships, and the exigent world of his youth. This memoir is inspired by several factors, all of them pertinent to today’s climate where some of the experiences of the author could serve as helpmates to those who may find themselves in similar situations. Here, he shares how both positive and negative influences in his life helped him developed a social consciousness. The book also relates certain historical events and personalities and packed with personal commentaries, insights, and psychosocial outlooks that readers may find relevant and favorable.


Stiletto Author Billie Sue Mosiman
ISBN-10 1500606952
Release 2014-07-23
Pages 344
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After convicting a murderer and asking for the death penalty, district attorney Beth Kapon is horrified when a series of events, which include the abduction of her daughter, make her believe that the killer's family is retaliating.


Stiletto Author Shay Bell
ISBN-10 1539845761
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 490
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Do you remember your childhood? Was it awesome? Or maybe it wasn't so great. Was there a childhood bully? But that's all behind you now right? You're tough and moved on. But what if it was harder than you thought? This is a story inspired by true life events and real people. This is what could happen if payback was made an option. Because payback can be a bitch, Poppy is that bitch.


Stiletto Author Harold Robbins
ISBN-10 OCLC:123238515
Release 1962
Pages 255
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Douglas X 3 Stiletto Pilot s Flight Operating Instructions

Douglas X 3 Stiletto Pilot s Flight Operating Instructions Author United States Air Force
ISBN-10 9781430308287
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 84
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Instruktionsbog for det amerikanske eksperimentalfly fra 1950erne, Douglas X-3 Stiletto.

The Black Stiletto Secrets Lies

The Black Stiletto  Secrets   Lies Author Raymond Benson
ISBN-10 9781608091027
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 341
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It is 1961 in the fourth book of the “Black Stiletto” series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is “run out” of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. Soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in his closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto’s new life in California. Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer’s-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother’s life. And when elements from the Stiletto’s past once again appear to threaten Martin’s family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands. In a novel bristling with mysteries, secrets, and lies, the Black Stiletto saga takes a dark left turn into even more treacherous territory.


Stiletto Author Suzanne J. Rogers
ISBN-10 1536961566
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 490
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London Hart loves wildlife photography, but she's practical enough to know that if she wants to move to a better place, she can't just work freelance. London snags a job with a local magazine, taking pictures of local mansions. When she goes out on her first assignment, her enthusiastic best friend, C. C., tags along. The two women meet their hosts, Toni and Richard, and immediately realize that both of them are nuts. Toni is fond of dangerous exotic animals and Richard is fond of dangerous behavior when Toni gets under his skin. Just when the two friends decide to get the heck out of crazy-town, shots ring out. Both Toni and Richard are found dead, floating in their pool...not ready for their close-up. London and C. C. team up with their bubbly friend, Brenda, to find the couple's killer. Their detective work will lead them from Toni's menagerie to a very expensive pair of shoes... Complicating London's investigation is Ryder, a sexy stranger with more than one secret. Is he tied to the murders? Can London solve the case and get the guy, or will the killer return to finish the job?

The Black Stiletto The Complete Saga

The Black Stiletto  The Complete Saga Author Raymond Benson
ISBN-10 9781608091591
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 1581
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This five-book saga tells the entire amazing story of Judy Cooper, the famed Black Stiletto of vigilante fame. The story is told by Martin Talbot, the Stiletto’s son, in the words of the Stiletto herself through her diaries. Martin does not discover these diaries until his mother, suffering from Alzheimer Disease, is confined to a nursing home. Imagine his utter shock when he realizes that his mother’s diaries—and other revealing discoveries—bring the Black Stiletto’s—his mother’s—past into the present. This awe-inspiring five-book saga takes the reader through the parallel lives of Judy today and the young masked crime stopper from the 1950’s and ’60’s. From New York to Los Angeles to Texas, Judy—the Stiletto—is a hero to the public, but a hunted enemy of law enforcement and criminals, including the Mafia. As she relentlessly fights for justice, her life is in constant danger. And that danger returns to the present to threaten Martin, his daughter, and Judy, herself. The Black Stiletto Saga covers the entire story. The old Judy, the young Judy, and the Black Stiletto. All five books in one package: The Black Stiletto, The Black Stiletto:Black&White, The Black Stiletto; Stars&Stripes, The Black Stiletto: Secrets&Lies, and The Black Stiletto:Endings&Beginnings.

The Black Stiletto Black White

The Black Stiletto  Black   White Author Raymond Benson
ISBN-10 9781608090426
Release 2012-05-30
Pages 320
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It’s 1959, and Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, sets out to confront a dangerous gangster known as the heroin king of Harlem when the teenage daughter of her beloved martial arts instructor ends up a prisoner in an uptown narcotics den. And the Stiletto has troubles of her own – a shady filmmaker is threatening to reveal her identity to the world - a close friend of her landlord and substitute father may be in cahoots with the Harlem criminals - she’s fighting for racial equality - and she has fallen in love again…this time with an FBI agent who has standing orders to arrest her. Meantime, in the present, the Stiletto’s son Martin faces his own blackmail crisis when he finds out that there is a second copy of an 8mm film he found in his mother’s strongbox – showing the Black Stiletto unmasked in a film studio dressing room. As he tries to stop the filmmaker’s son’s extortion plot, he learns that his daughter, Gina, has been brutally assaulted in New York City. The past and the present meet as two shattering climaxes converge.


Stiletto Author Joyz W. Riter
ISBN-10 1484815122
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 388
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Doctor Dana Cartwright, a gifted, young surgeon with a yearning for something more, witnesses the crash of the ambassadorial shuttle "Stiletto" and rushes to save the life of the pilot. The incident propels her toward a much larger life mission that will take her to a new career among the stars.

The Black Stiletto Endings Beginnings

The Black Stiletto  Endings   Beginnings Author Raymond Benson
ISBN-10 9781608091041
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 310
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Raymond Benson’s The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings is the startling, climactic finale to the five-book, critically-acclaimed saga of The Black Stiletto. It’s 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto’s reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning—until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old home town in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer’s that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past’s last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.