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A Stranger in My Grave

By Margaret Millar
  • ISBN Code: : 1681990156
  • Publisher : Soho Press
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Young housewife Daisy Harker’s world is upended when a blank spot in her memory and a reoccurring nightmare link her to an unsolved murder and a decades-old conspiracy Jim and Daisy Harker are a young, well-to-do couple in San Felice, California, and though childless they maintain the sort of domestic happiness that others can only aspire to. But a darkness exists at the outer edges of Daisy’s mind and she has no idea why it’s there. In a series of reoccurring nightmares she wanders a cemetery, eventually finding her own gravestone. According to the dream, December 2nd, 1955 is the day she died. Street smart but honorable, Stevens Pinata is a man with his own mysteries. An orphan left on a church doorstep as a child, he isn’t even certain of his ethnicity, let alone his goals in life. As a private investigator he works with bail bonds and quick shakedowns. But when a pretty young woman like Daisy Harker comes into his office with a crazy request to “find her lost day” he is intrigued. He is too decent to take advantage of a crazy woman, but Mr. Harker is a wealthy man and who is Pinata to turn down money? What unfolds is a masterpiece of suspense and one of the books that forever changed the domestic thriller. Millar’s razor sharp prose cuts a masterful plot and slashes at the racism, sexism, and entitlement endemic to an era otherwise celebrated for its prosperity.

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  • Pdf File: the-grave-maurice.pdf

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"Chew on this," says Melrose Plant to Richard Jury, who's in the hospital being driven crazy by Hannibal, a nurse who likes to speculate on his chances for survival. Jury could use a good story, preferably one not ending with his own demise. Plant tells Jury of something he overheard in The Grave Maurice, a pub near the hospital. A woman told an intriguing story about a girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, who went missing more than a year before and has never been found. What is especially interesting to Plant is that Nell is also the daughter of Jury's surgeon. But Nell's disappearance isn't the only mystery at the Ryder farm. A woman has been found dead on the track-a woman who was a stranger even to the Ryders. But not to Plant. She's the woman he saw in The Grave Maurice. Together with Jury, Nell's family, and the Cambridgeshire police, Plant embarks on a search to find Nell and bring her home. But is there more to their mission than just restoring a fifteen-year-old girl to her family? The Grave Maurice is the eighteenth entry in the Richard Jury series and, from its pastoral opening to its calamitous end, is full of the same suspense and humor that devoted readers expect from Martha Grimes.

A Family of Strangers

By Emilie Richards
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488096570
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 432
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Could a lifetime of memories…be a lifetime of lies? All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy’s achievements, she didn’t even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice. Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters’ choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There’s been a murder—and Wendy believes she’ll be wrongfully accused. While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills she’s refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendy’s left behind lead to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who, with every revelation, becomes more and more a stranger? Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar—or worse?

Waltz with a Stranger

By Pamela Sherwood
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1402273231
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 249
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"James and Aurelia's love story is a complex journey of romance, intrigue, and self-discovery, brimming with evocative details of late Victorian life."— Teresa Grant, author of Imperial Scandal A single waltz led her to the love of her life...but is she willing to betray her twin sister to capture his heart? Aurelia wasn't hiding exactly. She just needed to get out of the crush of the ballroom—away from the people staring at her scar, pitying her limp. She was still quite enjoying the music from the conservatory. And then a complete stranger—dashing, debonair, kind—asked her to waltz. In the strength of his arms, she felt she could do anything. But both would be leaving London soon... When they meet again a year later, everything has changed. She's no longer a timid mouse. And he's now a titled gentleman—with a fiancée. Is the magic of one stolen moment, one undeniable connection enough to overcome a scandal that would set Society ablaze and tear their families apart?

The Crime Novel

By Tony Hilfer
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1477300066
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 595
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Although rarely distinguished from the detective story, the crime novel offers readers a quite different experience. In the detective novel, a sympathetic detective figure uses reason and intuition to solve the puzzle, restore order, and reassure readers that "right" will always prevail. In the crime novel, by contrast, the "hero" is either the killer, the victim, a guilty bystander, or someone falsely accused, and the crime may never be satisfactorily solved. These and other fundamental differences are set out by Tony Hilfer in The Crime Novel, the first book that completely defines and explores this popular genre. Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own. Hilfer provides in-depth analyses of novels by Georges Simenon, Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, and Jim Thompson. He also treats such British novelists as Patrick Hamilton, Shelley Smith, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as the American novelists Cornell Woolrich, John Franklin Bardin, James M. Cain, and Fredric Brown. In addition, he defines the distinctions between the American crime novel and the British, showing how their differences correspond to differences in American and British detective fiction. This well-written study will appeal to a general audience, as well as teachers and students of detective and mystery fiction. For anyone interested in the genre, it offers valuable suggestions of "what to read next."

The Stranger

By Caroline B. Cooney
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453264272
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 266
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From the bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton: A thrilling novel about a girl whose obsession with a mysterious boy could destroy them both. When she’s callously kicked out of choir class, Nicoletta dreads having to take art appreciation instead. Then she sets eyes on Jethro, a new kid whose dark beauty makes her wish she actually knew how to paint. Nicoletta is so mesmerized she finds herself following the brooding, mysterious stranger home. At least, that’s where she thinks he’s going . . . In the safety of the woods, Jethro’s power seems to surge, almost as if the trees and boulders of the forest rise up to greet him. He’s so different, so beautiful, so . . . inhuman. Before long, Jethro becomes Nicoletta’s obsession. And while the truth about his nature is terrifying, Nicoletta may already be in too deep. By turns alluring and unsettling, this novel from the author of the Janie Johnson series is unafraid to explore the stranger things in life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790-1837

By Katey Castellano
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137354208
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 939
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Analyzing Romantic conservative critiques of modernity found in literature, philosophy, natural history, and agricultural periodicals, this book finds a common theme in the 'intergenerational imagination.' This impels an environmental ethic in which obligations to past and future generations shape decisions about inherited culture and land.

Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

By Kevin Starr
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199727910
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 679
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Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.

Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor

By R. Walsh
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4331
  • Category : History
  • Members : 627
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"Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor" by R. Walsh. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Loving You from My Grave: A Wholesome Inspirational Romance Novel

By Chris Bliersbach
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  • Publisher : Chris Bliersbach
  • Book Code : 1005692696
  • Total of Pages : 329
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: loving-you-from-my-grave.pdf

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He ran from his past. She's held captive by hers. Could love set them free, bridge their differences in age and race, and survive death? Ezekial gave up on love when his fiance and unborn child died in a tragic accident. For twenty years, he buried himself in the family business, determined to avoid love and the heartbreak that comes with it. Until a layover in Charlotte when a young beauty caught his eye and turned his life on its head. The last thing Aliyah Sway, a young black woman, was looking for was a middle-aged white guy from Texas. But his kindness and attention as she waited on him for lunch had a way of softening her well-defended heart. When he left to catch his flight, she wrote it off as a one-time flirtation, until a few days later when he returned. Is Ezekial having a mid-life crisis? Can Aliyah conquer the demons of her past? And will they cultivate a relationship that can stand the tests of age, race, and time? Loving Your From My Grave is a clean, wholesome, and inspirational romance novel about the power of love in the face of tragic pasts, generational and racial differences, and death. If you like love stories with messages of hope, healing, and harmony, this book is for you.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: One-Volume Compact Edition

By Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770485635
  • Total of Pages : 2100
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: the-broadview-anthology-of-british-literature.pdf

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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For those seeking an even more streamlined anthology than the two-volume Concise Edition, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is now available in a compact single-volume version. The edition features the same high quality of introductions, annotations, contextual materials, and illustrations found in the full anthology, and it complements an ample offering of canonical works with a vibrant selection of less-canonical pieces. The compact single-volume edition also includes a substantial website component, providing for much greater flexibility. An increasing number of works from the full six-volume anthology (or from its website component) are also being made available in stand-alone Broadview Anthology of British Literature editions that can be bundled with the anthology.

UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition

By Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Solomon Northup,Willie Lynch,Nat Turner,Sojourner Truth,Mary Prince,William Craft,Ellen Craft,Louis Hughes,Jacob D. Green,Booker T. Washington,Olaudah Equiano,Elizabeth Keckley,William Still,Sarah H. Bradford,Josiah Henson,Harriet Beecher Stowe
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802722554X
  • Total of Pages : 3416
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 855
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This unique collection of "UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman 12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves Harriet: The Moses of Her People – Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave – Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Father Henson's Story of His Own Life – by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! The Confessions of Nat Turner The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft) Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes) Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D. Green) Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)