I was in a very lonely club of one, and with money owed but no money forthcoming, I wasn't so warm to the idea of being in the Dead Janitors Club myself. The summer months passed and the bills piled up, and still there was no money.
Author: Jeff Klima
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It had been well over a month since I had seen or heard from Dirk, and it was showing in my bank account...I was tempted to start searching for another job. I still had faith, though, that somehow, someway, I was meant for this line of work... "Hello?" I mumbled, not recognizing the number on the caller ID. "Jeff, it's Dirk," said the voice. I waited curiously, wondering who the hell Dirk was. "We've got one," he eventually said when I failed to answer. We had never bothered to get together for any sort of training, and now, it was too late. After toiling for minimum wage for years, Jeff Klima got an unexpected offer: to head up a brand new crime scene cleanup company in Orange County. The upside? A chance to make incredible money in a field with no competition. The downside? Everything else about the job. The Dead Janitors Club is an engrossing, hilarious, and morbidly fascinating memoir of life and death, from someone whose life is death. From his first job-where a piece of brain fell off the ceiling and landed in his eye-to having to clean up one of his former neighbors, The Dead Janitors Club is more than just a retelling of crime scenes and what it takes to clean them up. It is a memoir about struggling to survive college, love, life, and keeping one's sanity when one never knows if, the next time the phone rings, you must delve into the darker side of life and death.
A Tom Tanner Mystery Jeff Klima. BY JEFF KLIMA A Good-Looking Corpse L.A. Rotten The Dead Janitors Club PHOTO: MAC APPLEBAUM JEFF KLIMA knows more about dead matter By Jeff Klima.
Author: Jeff Klima
Tom Tanner, the crime-scene-cleaning virtuoso of L.A. Rotten—hailed by Dianne Emley as “eloquent, profound, hilarious, and redemptive”—is going Hollywood. Because a psychopathic movie producer is planning a bloody blockbuster . . . with Tom in a starring role. Tom Tanner has a dark past but he’s no murderer. Unfortunately, Mikey Echo—the spoiled son of the most powerful man in Hollywood—seems to think otherwise. After a young actor suffers an untimely demise out a thirty-fourth-floor window, handsome ex-con Tom is summoned to scrub the splatter below. At the scene, he learns that producer Mikey has an indecent proposal to make—and for Tom, that means signing a deal with the devil. The rotten part is, things had finally been going Tom’s way. He’s got good steady work, a feisty woman to come home to, even a little notoriety for solving a string of grisly motel murders. Now Tom just wants this mad prince of Tinseltown to leave him alone. But the fatalist within braces for the inevitable: To get Mikey Echo off his back, someone must die. Praise for Jeff Klima’s L.A. Rotten “A really impressive debut . . . The book’s black humor reminded me a little of Donald E. Westlake, while the setting and dialogue could have come from Elmore Leonard. Those are two crime-writing legends whose names I don’t evoke lightly. Hopefully, L.A. Rotten is just the start for Jeff Klima.”—Crime Fiction Lover “Eloquent, profound, hilarious, and redemptive, L.A. Rotten has a heart of gold.”—Dianne Emley, bestselling author of the Nan Vining mysteries “A must-read novel for those who enjoy raw, ‘pulpy’ mysteries . . . Engrossing and satisfying, L.A. Rotten is a hard-boiled thriller that readers will be unable to put down.”—Gina Fava, author of The Sculptor
The only association I could find that dealt directly with crime scene cleanup was the American BioRecovery Association (ABRA). Amazon.com lists several books with ominous sounding titles such as “The Dead Janitors Club: Pathetically ...
Author: Jeff Evarts
Category: Business & Economics
If you want to escape traditional workplace but dont know where to start, then this handbook is for you. Explore a wide range of self-employment optionsthirty-five of themand gain practical tips on how to succeed as your own boss. These jobs do not require you to get hired by anyone, and you dont need to invest in a franchise or rent a store. For each one, youll find detailed information, including what you can expect to be paid; where to go for additional information; what licenses, if any, are required; how to fi gure out if a particular option is right for you. Earning a living doesnt mean you need to have a boss. Take charge of your destiny. Be productive, and get paid what you deserve. Discover the many self-employment options that will have you Earning without being Employed.
A Tom Tanner Mystery Jeff Klima. J BY EFF KLIMA L.A. Rotten A Good-Looking Corpse The Dead Janitors Club (nonfiction) PHOTO: MAC APPLEBAUM JEFF KLIMA spent years in the grime.
Author: Jeff Klima
For fans of Dexter, Jeff Klima’s debut thriller is a chillingly suspenseful novel set in a world of violence and chaos—where one man finds himself right at home. As an expert crime-scene cleaner, Tom Tanner charges big money to carve out bullets, mop up fluids, disinfect walls, and dispose of whatever’s left of whomever was unlucky enough to require his services. For a handsome young ex-con determined to stay out of trouble, it’s practically a dream job—until he discovers a grisly pattern to his work: a string of gruesome murders at a cheap motel chain, always in Room 236. While prying into a serial killer’s nasty scheme, Tom finds himself with a sharp-witted strip-bar waitress plastered to his side—and his conscience. Even more surprising, the killer starts prying into his life, luring Tom into a twisted friendship. As Tom struggles against his adversary’s wicked whims, risking the lives of the few people he holds dear, bodies pile up everywhere he turns. With a psychopath calling the shots, Tom has little choice but to clean house once and for all. Praise for L.A. Rotten “A really impressive debut . . . The book’s black humor reminded me a little of Donald E. Westlake, while the setting and dialogue could have come from Elmore Leonard. Those are two crime-writing legends whose names I don’t evoke lightly. Hopefully, L.A. Rotten is just the start for Jeff Klima.”—Crime Fiction Lover “Eloquent, profound, hilarious, and redemptive, L.A. Rotten has a heart of gold.”—Dianne Emley, bestselling author of the Nan Vining mysteries “A must-read novel for those who enjoy raw, ‘pulpy’ mysteries . . . Engrossing and satisfying, L.A. Rotten is a hard-boiled thriller that readers will be unable to put down.”—Gina Fava, author of The Sculptor “A thrilling ride!”—Bell, Book & Candle “Fast-paced and compelling . . . This book is recommended for mystery readers.”—Booksie’s Blog “Pick it up!”—Drey’s Library “A great book . . . It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. If you love mystery books then I know you will love this story.”—The World As I See It “It’s gory, foul, and not for the faint-hearted. Although, interestingly enough, there are a couple of funny bits in L.A. Rotten. Leave it to the author to create a story that’s violent and comical.”—Priscilla and Her Books
Friends of the dead students, close acquaintances in the Languages department, administrators, janitors who cleaned their classroom, whatever I could think of.” “Did you find anything?” “No, but for different reasons.
Author: Devin S Parks
A tale of murder, philosophy, and the cold will of a murderer intent on exercising his will through indifferent calculation. Taking the philosophical principles of Friedrich Nietzsche, the killer of The Murder Club is set in his purpose to express not just his own authority, but his contempt for others, a demonstration of his superiority. The other characters in the killer's game are both unknowing and uncomprehending, witnessing only the blunt violence. A quick spiral of multiple murders leads to the unveiling of past secrets and future agendas, while those in the path of the murderer's designs are left of put the pieces together in order to survive. However, even survival will come with a cost, one that will stretch the boundaries of sanity and acceptance.
Janitors also had to get along with faculty, children, and parents. Yet the pay was “frightful.” In San Antonio, janitors received seventy-five dollars per month and worked a minimum of nine hours a day; janitresses worked eight hours a ...
Author: Joseph E. Slater
Publisher: Cornell University Press
From the dawn of the twentieth century to the early 1960s, public-sector unions generally had no legal right to strike, bargain, or arbitrate, and government workers could be fired simply for joining a union. Public Workers is the first book to analyze why public-sector labor law evolved as it did, separate from and much more restrictive than private-sector labor law, and what effect this law had on public-sector unions, organized labor as a whole, and by extension all of American politics. Joseph E. Slater shows how public-sector unions survived, represented their members, and set the stage for the most remarkable growth of worker organization in American history. Slater examines the battles of public-sector unions in the workplace, courts, and political arena, from the infamous Boston police strike of 1919, to teachers in Seattle fighting a yellow-dog rule, to the BSEIU in the 1930s representing public-sector janitors, to the fate of the powerful Transit Workers Union after New York City purchased the subways, to the long struggle by AFSCME that produced the nation's first public-sector labor law in Wisconsin in 1959. Slater introduces readers to a determined and often-ignored segment of the union movement and expands our knowledge of working men and women, the institutions they formed, and the organizational obstacles they faced.
Release on 1963 | by United States. Central Intelligence Agency
15 August 1963 OPERATION OF PEOPLE'S CLUBS DETAILED Santa Clara Domestic Service in Spanish 1600 GMT 14 August 1963 -- F ... eliminating the administrators and janitors with administrative rank ; third , not to lend the club for the cis ...
Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
His eyes played over the faces and figures of the other diners at the club this lunch hour , this day : Brom Kir- kill — giggling with his lady student , knowing that his son is an ingrate and a parasite , knowing that his wife is a ...
Author: Morris Philipson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
An old-fashioned man of character, Conrad Taylor is executive vice-president of a eastern university who, after leading a satisfying and well-ordered life, finds himself suddenly on shaky ground, struggling to do the right thing in the face of crisis, confrontation, and opportunity. A Man in Charge is an intricate novel about the uncertainties of personal power and the discovery of its limits.
In 1964 , from the Stalin - Trotsky conflict , the W. E. B. Du Bois Club was formed ... a quickening Maoist cell in the heart of the Fillmore ghetto on McAllister Street , wedged in between antique stores and rummage lofts .
Author: Hank Harrison
Category: Monologues with music
The author writes, in his "Forewarned", "The Grateful Dead is a family, a large, amorphous patriarchy. It can be considered as large as all sentient souls or as small as an omega-minus particle. The Grateful Dead is an esoteric secret brotherhood, fortuitously gathered, and an exoteric rock and roll band that plays loud music and sounds different at different times in front of vast audiences of 'wild, creaming, drug-crazed dropouts in their mid-twenties.' "
He dropped dead on Fillmore Street from a drug overdose. And this woman invited my wife to join her whorehouse. ... The Janitors' Protective Association has the biggest crap game in town. The American Legion Club, on O'Farrell Street, ...
Author: Paul T. Miller
Paul T. Miller tells the story of African Americans in San Francisco, tracing the obstacles faced and triumphs achieved in areas as housing, employment and education, and adding to our understandings of civil rights and the intersection of race and geography within the postwar period of American history.
On the night of her death I was at my club from dinner until eleven o'clock . I played billiards with two friends who ... I took him into the captain's room and sent for the janitors of the three houses where the dead woman had lived .
On the night of her death I was at my club from dinner until cleven o'clock . I played billiards with two friends who ... I took him into the captain's room and sent for the janitors of the three houses where the dead woman had lived .
Both janitors, right?” “I push a broom, yeah. What's it to you?” “No need to get touchy. ... Every night, at the Cambie, and he was sipping club soda. You could tell he wanted something stronger but he knew that if he did there was no ...
Author: R. Daniel Lester
Publisher: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books
A Finalist for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novella! Carnegie Fitch, once-upon-a-time drifter and now half-assed private eye, has a sharp tongue, a cheap suit and dog-bite marks on his fedora. Yes, that’s just how he rolls through the downtown streets of Vancouver, BC, Canada, aka Terminal City, circa 1957, a land of neon signs, 24-hour diners and slumming socialites. Fitch gets the case of a lifetime when he gets caught up in the death of a janitor with a checkered past as a circus performer and a stash of ill-gotten gains. And since nothing attracts the moths quite like the glow of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, he will cross paths with a series of lowlifes and nut jobs, including a gang of criminal clowns, a femme fatale with beaucoup daddy issues and an off-kilter circus elephant named Mary with a taste for human fear. See, Fitch has always dreamed of the big score, the buried treasure, the duffel bag full of cash. Because that’s fat city, the place to be. Easy money. The good life, where the whisky flows like water and you never get a bill. But what if nothing is as it seems and chasing the dream means getting knocked silly not once but twice and ending up in a hospital bed, pissing blood after being repeatedly kidney punched by a psycho clown with no moral compass? And what if that’s not the worst that will happen? What if Fitch is forced to dig through his past to sort out who he is and why he is and just what the hell he wants out of this loopy thing called “life” anyway. Well, then Fitch’d have a serious case of the Dead Clown Blues. Praise for DEAD CLOWN BLUES: “An absorbing, wry mystery with a charming, rather indifferent sleuth.” —Kirkus Reviews
The core of this Negro group was stable, decidedly working class, consisting mainly of foundry laborers, janitors, cooks, and drivers. ... “Malcolm would always plant like a hammer or a stick or ball-bat, a club.
Author: Les Payne
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
**WINNER OF PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY** **WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (Nonfiction)** Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize A landmark biography of one of the twentieth century's most compelling figures, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - including siblings, classmates, friends, cellmates, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into a portrait that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this magisterial work that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers stir with purpose to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting his life not only within the political struggles of his day but also against the larger backdrop of American history, this remarkable masterpiece traces his path from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary. An author who saw Malcolm X speak and could not stand the phrase 'we may never know', Payne writes cinematically from start to finish and delivers extraordinary revelations - from a hair-raising scene of Malcolm's clandestine meeting with the KKK, to a minute-by-minute account of his murder in Harlem in 1965, in which he makes the case for the complicity of the American government. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle and the story of the twentieth century.
For he cometh as a thief of the night , ” ” cried the irate Rhinebeck at his club , to a disgusted circle of chappies . “ Who's the beggar anyway ? ” was the universal cry . “ He is not even a baronet's son .
For he cometh as a thief of the night , ” ” cried the irate Rhinebeck at his club , to a disgusted circle of chappies . “ Who's the beggar anyway ? was the universal cry . “ He is not even a baronet's son . " .
Sketches of the dead rebels , depicting their racial composition , appeared in Granma , July 11-22 , 1966 , 2 , and their photos appear in ... Biltmore Yacht Club ; and Belén High School janitors Virginio and Manuel Gómez Reyes .
Author: Antonio Rafael De la Cova
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
policy toward Cuba in the 1950s, de la Cova presents a detailed and candid survey of the lasting importance of the Moncada attack and its place in history as the birth of the Cuban revolution.
Adjacent to the Springdale Golf Club and facing the Graduate College . He was indeed a cherished member of our Class . Although he joined the Class in the sopho . more year , on account of his charming per . sonality he soon became one ...
Then, after slinking around the back of the residence, I entered the school through a rear door which the janitors always left open. It was close to six o'clock. Joining clubs or theatrical groups wasn't my style, so I had never before ...
Author: Joseph Smigelski
Included in this collection are tales of growing up in a Catholic high school, trying to make it big in the New York City rock'n'roll scene, and dealing with death and injustice. The title story is about a young boy who thinks the devil has driven into his father's gas station.
I went down - stairs to the janitors . its stupendous dead volcanoes under tropical Ellie put her arm tenderly around the poor woman , “ A shell , sir ? ... when she The American pedestrian student need not go to club's wherries .