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The Hellfire Club

Author: Peter Straub
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409171477
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They are dying, one by one. THE HELLFIRE CLUB is a reissued thriller from the multi-million copy bestselling author, Peter Straub. 'The Hellfire Club' moves like an express train - very fine work indeed' STEPHEN KING Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb have each disappeared from blood-spattered bedrooms. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . . THE HELLFIRE CLUB is Peter Straub at his very best. A nerve-jangling thriller of astonishing pace, featuring one of the most hypnotic killers ever created.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316472336
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*Instant New York Times Bestseller* The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost-- 1950's D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Daniel P. Mannix
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618867458
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Brilliant, amusing, and utterly immoral, young noblemen, politicians, artists and other eminent men of eighteenth century England thronged to the abbey of Medmenham and the elaborately decorated caves and gardens of West Wycombe Park to attend meetings of a club that outraged and threatened the security of an entire country — the notorious Hellfire Club. Dedicated to black magic, sexual orgies, and political conspiracies, the records of their elaborately obscene rituals, jests, and parties have both fascinated and appalled the world for over three centuries. The Hellfire Club became popular during an age of scandal. Standards of respectability had become middle class — a middle class who knew nothing of art and literature and whose outlook was bound by a set of stereotyped conventions. Respect for the monarchy, religion, or the ideals of decency and morality? Bah humbug. The club's members — "mad geniuses who. . . could do anything from writing double entendre verses in Greek to ruining an opposing statesman by a clever satirical sketch" — set out to ridicule and destroy these conventions and at times they almost succeeded. The originator and guiding presence of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood — son of a grim and fiercely ruthless baronet, heir to one of the great fortunes of the time, and George III's intimate friend. Possessing a flair for politics and a proclivity for the profane, it is largely because of his influence that the Hellfire Club was to eventually count among its members the Prime Minister of England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of London, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, several of England's greatest artists and poets, the Prince of Wales, and Benjamin Franklin. Red robes, screaming girls, unscrupulous madams, firelight on the walls of a cave, and unspeakable acts for the sake of amusement. Daniel P Mannix addresses the reasons for the rise of the Hellfire Club, its singular influence on the course of history, and its inevitable destruction.

The Hell Fire Clubs

Author: Evelyn Lord
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Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.

Welcome To The Hellfire Club

Author: Kelly Addams
Publisher: PMO Publishing via PublishDrive
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In England during the 1750's a club was formed, and for a time, and under various names, it flourished. It was elitist and the membership strictly limited to only the high born, men with a penchant for the libertine lifestyle. It was called The Hellfire Club, and there were no rules except one. Now, almost 300 years later the club is back, & prude Penny is about to discover how naughty it can get.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Patrick Prior
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ISBN: 9781623750831
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The Devil walks the streets of London. There is terror by torchlight as young women are kidnapped and taken down to Medmenham Abbey, where the notorious Hellfire Club forces them to take part in their blasphemous rites. But when members of the club sell a young woman to a brothel they bring down on themselves a terrible enemy. The woman is the sister to a one Bartholomew Steele, a bare-knuckle boxer. Steele hunts the cultists through the hell-holes of London. His quest takes him from the terrifying Bedlam madhouse to the licentious world of Ma Stanhope, where Steele tracks the debauched rakes. The path will lead to him facing the most terrifying opponent of his career...

Hollywood S Hellfire Club

Author: Gregory William Mank
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1932595678
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They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama's boy,and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were "The Bundy Drive Boys," and they made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound, but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The Bundy Drive Boys' un-bowdlerized stories have never been illustrated so well or told so completely as within Hollywood's Hellfire Club. Author Gregory William Mank also wrote It's Alive!: The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein and Hollywood Cauldron.

The Hell Fire Clubs

Author: Geoffrey Ashe
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780750938358
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Geoffrey Ashe has assembled an account of the Hell-Fire Clubs and of their antecedents and descendants. It follows the libertarian tradition through de Sade and into the 20th century, with discussions of Aleister Crowley, Charles Manson and Timothy Leary.