New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow returns with her most outstanding novel yet, teaming up two of her most beloved characters, Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell, in the same story for the ...
Author: Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Minotaur Books
New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow returns with her most outstanding novel yet, teaming up two of her most beloved characters, Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell, in the same story for the first time. Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam's wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Niniltna post commander Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate onto the case. Working undercover as—of all things—a waitress at Bill's Bar and Grill, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant's business had expanded meteorically over the last two years. After buying the closed Air Force base south of town from the federal government at a bargain-basement price, he became a fixed-base operator running his fishing, hunting, and flight-seeing business, servicing planes flying through the area, and most interestingly and lucratively, getting into the air freight business. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where? The answers involve Kate in her most challenging case to date, one that starts with murder and quickly sprawls into a much larger conspiracy ranging from the darkest family secrets to treason and beyond. Restless in the Grave is a treat for fans and another outstanding addition to Dana Stabenow's acclaimed and award-winning series.
The sheets were crumpled damply beneath him as though he had just risen from
a restless sleep without bothering to crawl between them. His hair, usually
orderly in spite of its length, was wildly disarrayed, as though he had been
tearing at it.
Author: Deanna Raybourn
These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.
The fact that groups of tablets, each inscribed for a different reason and on behalf
of a different client have all been found in a single grave indicates that the
specific identity of the dead was of little concern to the practitioner who deposited
Author: Sarah Iles Johnston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. In Restless Dead, Sarah Iles Johnston presents and interprets these changes, using them to build a complex picture of the way in which the society of the dead reflected that of the living, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and eventually becoming a source of significant power for those who knew how to control it. She draws on both well-known sources, such as Athenian tragedies, and newer texts, such as the Derveni Papyrus and a recently published lex sacra from Selinous. Topics of focus include the origin of the goes (the ritual practitioner who made interaction with the dead his specialty), the threat to the living presented by the ghosts of those who died dishonorably or prematurely, the development of Hecate into a mistress of ghosts and its connection to female rites of transition, and the complex nature of the Erinyes. Restless Dead culminates with a new reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian myth and cult manipulated ideas about the dead to serve political and social ends.
My radar must have been in tune that night because I walked straight to
Brownie's grave. “When I turned around to see where Kyle and Tracy had gotten
to, they were completely out of sight. I decided to have a little chat with Brownie
and take ...
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.
... dangerous, thus the gun and a firm resolve to use it if necessary. She showed
no sign of remorse and her only concern was for Mary and her mother. Frank, on
the other hand, knew that she was in grave danger of being 209 Restless Souls.
Author: Patricia Brunson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sam Merrick is wondering if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He just wanted to be a hero to his ex-wife, Amanda, and his granddaughter, Samantha, by helping them understand and embrace their special gift---the memories of their past lives. Hosting a retreat in the splendid isolation of the San Juan Islands, Sam brings Amanda and Samantha together with eight others who have the memories to discover why they have been singled out and other possible commonalities that can offer clues to making sure the memories are a gift and not a curse. The group shares stories of their past and current lives that include tales of passion, love, hatred, humor, courage, sacrifice, history and all manner of dramaAnd then, there is the mysterious death of one of their group. As days pass, new relationships form, questions are answered and more questions emerge, and Sam wonders if his plan will backfire and he will lose Amanda to another in the group. Take a what if journey with Sam and these RESTLESS SOULS as they re-live the ultimate do-overs.
THE UNQUIET GRAVE Texts: Bronson, II, 234 / Brown, NC Flklre, II, 94 / Davis,
Fsgs Va. ... Song from the Cow Head, The Broken Hearted Lover, Cold Blows the
Winter's Winds, The Restless Grave, Shakespeare's Ghost, The Unquiet Grave.
Author: Tristram Potter Coffin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering on the theme of story variation, the book examines ballad variation in general, treats the development of the traditional ballad into an art form, and provides a bibliographical guide to story variation as well as a general bibliography of titles referred to in the guide. Roger deV. Renwick's supplement to The British Traditional Ballad in North America provides a thorough review of all sources of North American ballad materials published from 1963, the date of the last revision of the original volume, to 1977. The references, which include published text fragments and published title lists of items in archival collections, are arranged according to each ballad's story variations. Textual and thematic comparisons among ballads in the British and American tradition are made throughout. In his introductory essay Renwick synthesizes the various theoretical approaches to the phenomenon of variation that have appeared in scholarly publications since 1963 and provides examples from texts referred to in the bibliographical guide itself. The supplement, like its parent work, is an invaluable reference tool for the study of variation in ballad form, content, and style. Together with the reprinted text of the 1963 edition, the supplement provides an exhaustive bibliography to the literature on the British traditional ballad in North America.
He had awakened from a restless sleep in a cold sweat, at first thinking the
telephone had been ringing and it must be Miranda. Out of the darkness the
surge of a diffuse premonition that Miranda was in danger had taken hold. He
had no idea ...
Author: John Moss
The discovery of two headless corpses dressed in colonial clothing and locked in a grisly embrace draws Detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan of the Toronto Police Service into a Gothic mixture of sex and death that ultimately threatens their survival. What if the difference between good and evil is only perception? Beginning with morbid curiosity, Miranda and Morgan get caught up in a story of inspired depravity. Through revelations in such diverse locations as a Toronto demolition site, a lonely farmhouse on Georgian Bay, the crypt of a derelict church, and inside the murky depths of a shipwreck, this perverse account of love, lust, and murder builds to a horrific crescendo. Seduced by their own personal demons, Quin and Morgan might not find their considerable skills and strong bonds enough this time to help them overcome the terrors that await.
One man had even dragged her to the stage to replace another singer one
evening when the crowd was becoming restless with the performance. Julianna
never thought that she was a very good singer, but these people loved her. It did
Author: Leigh Ryan Lansing
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When Juliannas father dies suddenly of a heart attack, Julianna and her mother are left to operate their huge plantation in the Mississippi Delta. Although Julianna is an intelligent, independent seventeen-year-old, she finds herself alone and very overwhelmed by the changes in her life. Blake is the rugged high school coach who has worked closely with Julianna and her father on the farm over the past three summers. As Blake helps Julianna through this transition, their feelings for each other become too strong to ignore. They did not mean to fall in love. There were so many reasons why it was a bad idea, but life had thrown them together for reasons beyond their control. Julianna and Blake find themselves desperately in love, but fate begins pulling them apart. When Blake is offered the coaching position of a lifetime in Tennessee, Julianna finds herself alone trying to save her plantation from financial ruin. Julianna refuses to let Blake give up his dreams for her and when she discovers she is pregnant, she makes choices that will change everything. Jackson Bridgestone is a wealthy prominent landowner with property adjoining Juliannas place. As Julianna realizes that Jackson is falling in love with her, she decides to use him to save her plantation and herself. Juliannas choices prove to be detrimental as she spirals downward after the loss of her son. When things start to fall apart between her and Jackson, Julianna is involved in a near fatal car accident followed by months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. When Julianna and Jackson decide to go their separate ways, Julianna begins her new life in a new town, but her past catches up with her, and she discovers how her decisions nearly ruined her life and the only chance at true love she would ever have.
laboratory behind Uncle Veryl's town house, shooting rockets out over the
restless surface of the lake. This was how Artois had joined the party at
Dominique's in the first place, carrying his rockets in a satchel which January had
insisted he ...
Author: Barbara Hambly
In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans. Now, in this new novel by bestselling author Barbara Hambly, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buried . . . Wet Grave It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans’s most lawless quarter, there are few to care. But one of them is Benjamin January, musician and teacher. He well recalls her blazing ebony beauty when she appeared, exquisitely gowned and handy with a stiletto, at a demimonde banquet years ago. Who would want to kill this woman now--Hessy, they said, would turn a trick for a bottle of rum--had some quarrelsome “customer” decided to do away with her? Or could it be one of the sexual predators who roamed the dark and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin comes to suspect--was her killer someone she knew, someone whose careful search of her shack suggests a cold-blooded crime? Someone whose boot left a chillingly distinctive print . . . His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances reveal little about “Hellfire Hessy” since her glory days in Barataria Bay, once the lair of gentlemen pirates. Then the murder is swept from his mind by the delivery of a crate filled with contraband rifles--and yet another telltale boot print left by its claimant. When a murder swiftly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the woman he loves, fear the workings of a serpentine mind and a treacherous plot: one only they can hope to thwart in time. All too soon they are fugitives of color in the stormy bayous and marshes of slave-stealer country, headed for smugglers’ haunts and sinister plantations, where one false step could be their last toward a...Wet Grave. From the Hardcover edition.
Restless and edgy, she ignored the butterflies fluttering in her stomach as she
peered out the cabin's front window. Nothing. Not a sign of the man who'd kissed
her with such a ravenous intensity it made her toes curl against the floor. She'd ...
Author: Lori Sjoberg
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Handsome and haunted, he's a reaper who prefers to work alone. But Fate has other plans for him and the sassy secret agent who shot him in another life—if their pasts don't catch up with them first. Dmitri Stavitsky has never played well with others—a Soviet KGB spy in life turned reaper after death, his work of bringing souls to the other side is best done alone. But orders from the top soon place him alongside fellow reaper Gwen Peterson, the American counter intelligence agent who took his life so many years ago. Now, as a ghost from Gwen's past resurfaces with the power to steal reapers' souls, the two have no choice but to set aside their differences and apprehend the rogue together. But their cross-country mission soon ignites feelings Dmitri thought he was no longer capable of—for the woman who helped destroy him. With an ancient force and a small army against them, he'll have to let go of old grudges or risk his future with Gwen. . .as Fate hangs dangerously in the balance. Praise for Lori Sjoberg's Grave Intentions "A highly enjoyable, intelligently written story." 93,000 Words
She was growing restless and threw the file across the office. Walking past a
confused Harry, she stormed into Lestat's lab. Lestat looked up and smiled. “I was
just going to come see you,” he said. “I can't stay here, all I get is reports on what
Author: Sarah E. Nemcsok
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A Galaxy away from her home, Abalan resides on a planet she created: Earth. Searching for her son, (while escaping her government in foreign territory) she trains her brothers motherless daughter, Brume, in the ways of their culture. She encounters an old friend; a doctor who has his own plans to manipulate her life. Wilk, a troublesome opponent that is much closer to her than she would think suddenly enters into her life. Soon she finds Wilk an asset to her escape. Wilks estranged father(a disturbing mass murderer) chases his son to complete a self-imposed mission to kill the two people in his life he loves most, creates a dangerous endeavour for all people involved in his life, including Abalan.
he asked, turning to look at the dog; it seemed restless, tracking round the kitchen
with its nose to the floor, ears flicking with irritation. 'Oh, it's nothing catching,' Mrs
Hammond said at once, as though she had been accused of it many times.
Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Hachette UK
'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A Bill Slider Mystery Detective Inspector Bill Slider has always been keen on architecture, and The Old Rectory is the kind of house he would give anything to won. But the dead body of Jennifer Andrews in her shallow grave rather spoils the view. The case looks straightforward enough: a provocative woman murdered by her violent and jealous husband. But as the investigation proceeds, new suspects and motives keep crawling out of the woodwork. It seems there is something rotten at the heart of the community surrounding the lovely old house. When Slider finally gets a confession, it's from a wholly incredible source. It seems in life there is always more going on than meets the eye... Praise for the Bill Slider series: 'Slider and his creator are real discoveries' Daily Mail 'Sharp, witty and well-plotted' Times 'Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious - the plotting crisply devious' Irish Times
Physically she felt fantastic but her mood was restless. She took a mug of black
coffee into the garden and noticed fresh weeds growing among her runner beans
. Over two dozen slugs had died in a drunken haze in the beer traps she had set
Author: Elizabeth Corley
Publisher: Allison & Busby
He was only a pupil, learning from a master who was uncompromising about the rules of the game he had invented. Normally he obeyed them, but with her the temptation had been too strong. Perhaps tonight he might...even...kill her. Having survived a terrifying attack as part of an investigation, Sergeant Louise Nightingale retreats to her remote family cottage to lick her wounds, comforted in the knowledge that her attacker is behind bars. But when a serial killer starts terrorising the country, her colleague, DCI Andrew Fenwick, questions whether or not they have the right man. For Nightingale, the true nightmare has only just begun... Spine-tingling suspense with a dark underbelly of psychological terror - this is a book you dare not put down.
Restless, he turnedon the TV, switching channelsfor afew minutes until he got
bored and turned it off. With the kid out working an assignment with Dmitri, hewas
homealone with his thoughts andthe dog.Buford trotted over,nudging David with
Author: Lori Sjoberg
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
He's handsome, reliable, and punctual--the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death's best agent--and now he's got more than his soul to lose. . . One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper--an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can't be influenced by his powers--even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living--and a passion he can't afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he'll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah. . .and gamble on a choice even an immortal can't win. 96,100 Words
While Deep Magic bobbed erratically on the restless sea and Paul tried to hold
on, Gator went rummaging in the box where he kept his equipment, coming up a
few minutes later with a dinghy anchor. He made a rope fast to the anchor, then ...
Author: Marcia Talley
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
The new Hannah Ives mystery - Hannahs in paradise, enjoying Bahamian island life. When controversy arises over the construction of a luxury resort that could devastate the coral reef, Hannah dives in. Acts of vandalism, a deadly wildfire, a missing scientist Hannah suspects a connection, but her investigation stalls when Hurricane Luis slams into the island. Before the skies clear, a dynasty is threatened by a venomous sibling rivalry, environmentalists face-off against progressive island fathers, and death pays a call . . .
The air and the sounds made Quincannon restless. It was much too fine a day to
waste indoors. A day, instead, for a carriage ride to Ocean Beach, or a ferry trip to
Marin County, or perhaps a stroll in Golden Gate Park—all in the company of an ...
Author: Marcia Muller
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
The bestselling author of "The McCone Files" teams up with the creator of the "Nameless Detective" for a collaborative mystery that bridges the San Franciscos of 1894 and 1986. Muller and Pronzini masterfully parallel the investigations of turn-of-the-century detective Quincannon and Chicana amateur sleuth Elena Oliverez.
The hunt participants were up on horses, the restless hounds milling about,
snuffling the brick and pebble-dashed courtyard as if they were looking for heroin
, and the master was snifhly regarding the cup being handed him by one of the
Author: Martha Grimes
"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.
... and the house was very quiet. It grew late, the wax lights—there was no gas—
burned down low; he still slept very heavily. One, two, sounded— then three. It
was broad daylight; and I drew up the blinds; for I was getting restless and
Author: Hugh Lamb
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Twenty-one rare, seldom-anthologized stories include "A Bottomless Grave" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Ship that Saw a Ghost" by Frank Norris, Guy de Maupassant's "The Tomb," other gems of the genre.
Beneath dark, thick eyebrows, behind goldrimmed aviator glasses, his dark eyes
were in constant, restless motion. His face was deeply creased, a reassuring
pattern of lines that suggested intelligence, perception, and energy. He wore
Author: Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
To honor a dying don’s last wish, a mob lieutenant searches for hidden diamonds After seven years ruling his empire from prison, Don Carlo remains as powerful as ever, but his heart is beginning to fail. On the verge of death, he begs his right-hand man, Bacardo, to look after his family. Not his wife and children, the don explains, but Louise and Angela—his daughter and granddaughter from a beloved mistress who died long ago. To Louise, the don bequeaths one million dollars in diamonds, hidden in a cemetery in a tiny California town. Securing her inheritance will mean mortal danger for Louise, Bacardo, and the private investigator they hire to help them—a moonlighting director named Alan Bernhardt. Bernhardt understands the risks, but also knows that the theater and the mafia have two things in common: the understanding that a professional is only as good as his word, and that the only way to survive is to act without fear.