The Ghost of Christmas Past

A Molly Murphy Mystery

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250125731

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4849

From Rhys Bowen, the author of In Farleigh Field, comes the next Molly Murphy mystery: The Ghost of Christmas Past. Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."

The Man Who Saw a Ghost

The Life and Work of Henry Fonda

Author: Devin McKinney

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7403

The first major biography of the iconic actor Henry Fonda, a story of stardom, manhood, and the American character Henry Fonda's performances—in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Lady Eve, 12 Angry Men, On Golden Pond—helped define "American" in the twentieth century. He worked with movie masters from Ford and Sturges to Hitchcock and Leone. He was a Broadway legend. He fought in World War II and was loved the world over. Yet much of his life was rage and struggle. Why did Fonda marry five times—tempestuously to actress Margaret Sullavan, tragically to heiress Frances Brokaw, mother of Jane and Peter? Was he a man of integrity, worthy of the heroes he played, or the harsh father his children describe, the iceman who went onstage hours after his wife killed herself? Why did suicide shadow his life and art? What memories troubled him so? McKinney's Fonda is dark, complex, fascinating, and a product of glamour and acclaim, early losses and Midwestern demons—a man haunted by what he'd seen, and by who he was.

Historic Haunted America

Author: Michael Norman,Beth Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765319708

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 1032

A tour of the ghost legends of North America presents amazing and spooky stories for everyone with an interest in ghostly folklore, from the haunted forts in Old Tucson to haunted plantations in the deep South. Reprint.

Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum

Author: Stephen Prosapio

Publisher: Otherworld Publications LLC

ISBN: 9781936593095

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 294

View: 479

A host of a paranormal investigation TV program gets the opportunity to investigate Rosewood Asylum, an insane asylum with a long history of hauntings. A tale of suspense.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 5074

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The ghost of tradition

expansive poetry and postmodernism

Author: Kevin Walzer

Publisher: Story Line Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 5091

This compelling book, the first to offer detailed analysis of Expansive Poetry's leading poets, takes readers inside the most influential movement in American poetry since the Beats. Praised and debated in the Times Literary Supplement, The Hudson Review, The Wall Street Journal, American Poetry Review, and hundreds of other international publications, Expansive Poetry has unquestionably shaped the canon, won new readers, and brought back readers who turned away from poetry decades ago.

The Ghost of Graylock

Author: Dan Poblocki

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 518

Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting? Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall. It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods. As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back. Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . . Scary, suspenseful, and surprising, Dan Poblocki's latest ghost story will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night.

In Farleigh Field

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683247692

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 4420

"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy"--

Stephen

Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781973170853

Category:

Page: 316

View: 447

Fresh from the convent, Beryl Seaton accepts a position as governess for the Brooks family. When she arrives at the family's remote house, however, she discovers that a terrible secret is waiting for her in the nursery. From the author of Asylum and The Farm, Stephen is a horror novel about a young woman who finds herself torn between two worlds. Desperate to help her employers in their hour of need, she nevertheless struggles to look after their son. What happened to Stephen, to leave him the way he is? What happened to the previous governess at Grangehurst? And what causes the sobbing sound that seem to drift through an empty room? By the time she uncovers the awful truth about the family, and about little Stephen, it might be too late for Beryl to ever leave.

Don't Look Inside

Author: Spike Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781492227755

Category:

Page: 262

View: 2265

CURIOSITY KILLED THE READER Lizzie finds a tattered old book and is intrigued by its creepy cover. Suddenly the words DON'T LOOK INSIDE scratch furiously into the leather, as if carved by an invisible hand. Lizzie jolts, terrified. She intends to heed the warning. No way in hell is she opening the book now. But her curiosity gets the better of her. She feels compelled to look inside. Her hands move with a will of their own, opening the book. Her heart hammers in her chest as she reads the first line. No. She reels in horror. What have I done? She should have obeyed the warning. She never should have looked inside. But now it's too late, because the book is about to exact a hideous punishment... Spike Black's Don't Look Inside is an unrelenting, fast-paced supernatural horror novel. Written in an arresting and irresistible style, it's a high concept, must-read ghost story that will haunt you long after its uncompromising and spectacular conclusion.

The Curse of Jacob Tracy

A Novel

Author: Holly Messinger

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250038987

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4653

Developing a terrifying ability to see ghosts after nearly dying on the battlefield at Antietam, Jacob Tracy reluctantly accepts a job from an Englishwoman who claims she can help him control his powers if she will help her claim a dead friend's legacy. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

The Story About the Story

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1935639692

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 3490

The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.

Our Boys and Girls

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's periodicals, American

Page: N.A

View: 4568

What Adam Wants

(a short story)

Author: Michael Hebler

Publisher: Michael Hebler

ISBN: 1311555315

Category: Fiction

Page: 11

View: 7471

Losing a child during birth is difficult, but not as difficult as when that child's spirit refuses to leave. Days after losing her child while giving birth, Rachel, and her husband, David, are haunted by the incessant cries of a baby. It is their stillborn, Adam, and he wants something from Rachel... something deadly.

Elective Affinities

A Study in the Sources and Intertexts of Joyce Carol Oates's Short Fiction

Author: P. Sreelakshmi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 153

View: 528