The Girl In The Cellar

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444715615

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1647

A witness who remembers nothing is in mortal danger. A young woman regains consciousness and finds herself on some cellar steps. At the bottom of the steps there is the corpse of a dead girl. She cannot remember who she is, what has happened or why she is there. Terrified and confused she manages to find a way out and as she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who offers to help her. A letter in her bag is the only clue to her identity. But by investigating what has happened to her will she find herself in danger? Can she trust the letter writer? And who is the girl in the cellar?

Girl in the Cellar - The Natascha Kampusch Story

Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473609550

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 4928

When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar What sort of young woman had emerged What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor - and what demands had he made of her As the days and weeks passed and Natascha's TV interview failed to quell the curiosity, so the questions began to change. What exactly was the relationship between abductor and hostage Why had Natascha waited so long to escape when it seemed there had been other, earlier opportunities Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have tracked the story from the days of the 10-year-old's disappearance. They have spoken to police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, and to the family members closest to Natascha. They have come as close as possible to uncovering the full, shocking story. It is a story that tests the limits of our understanding of how human beings behave - and makes our hearts bleed for the plight of an innocent child caught up in a horror story almost beyond our imagining.

The Girl in the Mirror

Author: Elizabeth Garver Jordan

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465571345


Page: 288

View: 1894

Girl in the Cellar

The Natascha Kampusch Story

Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061989878

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 1027

Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

The Woman in Red

Author: Anthony Gilbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471909697

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2706

'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express When Julia Ross, a jobless and penniless girl, is sent to meet a prospective employer, she is oblivious to the trap that awaits her. As she rings the bell to 30 Henriques Square, the door opens on a London household ruled by a red-wigged old lady with murderous intentions. Two days later, Julia awakes in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. And it's down to lawyer-sleuth Arthur Crook to rescue the missing heroine and clear out the villainous nest. 'An excellent thriller' Time Magazine

Der Wille meines Vaters

Wie ich seinem Wahn entkam

Author: Maude Julien,Ursula Gauthier

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426436078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6437

Louis Didier ist Mitte 30, da adoptiert er die 6-jährige Tochter eines Bergarbeiters. Als sie zu einer jungen Frau heranwächst, heiratet er sie und zeugt ein Kind mit ihr: Maude. Die Familie zieht in ein abgelegenes Herrenhaus, dort sperrt der psychopathische Vater seine 3-jährige Tochter ein und verweigert ihr jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Maude wird von ihrer Mutter unterrichtet, und ihr Leben besteht nur noch aus harter körperlicher Arbeit, Misshandlungen, Züchtigung und Schlägen. Das alles dient einem perfiden Plan: Didier Julien will Maude zum Übermenschen erziehen. Erst mit 19 Jahren gelingt es ihr, dem Elternhaus zu entkommen. In "Der Wille meines Vaters" erzählt Maude Julien eindringlich von ihrer entsetzlichen Kindheit und wie es ihr gelingt, sich von ihrem Vater zu befreien.

Earrings in the Cellar

Author: Rachel Bernheim,Rachel Bernheim Friedman

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652293343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 9147

One spring morning in the ghetto, my mother, sisters, and I went down the steps into the cellar. Mother was holding a long tube, which she had filled with the few pieces of jewelry she still had from her wedding. She looked at us, her daughters, and removed the earrings I loved so much. She dug a small hole in the ground, wrapped the tube in numerous layers of cloth, placed it in the earth, and we all joined in to cover the hole. "This is so you, my dear daughters, will have something to start with when you return." From her poverty-stricken, yet happy childhood in Hungary, when the author was strongly influenced by her family and community's Zionist ideology, to the hell of Auschwitz and her escape from the Death March in the final days of war, to the tumultuous period in Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel, Rachel Bernheim-Friedman's life was and is filled with passion, determination, and a strong will to survive and build to build a better life, a Jewish state, and a hopeful future for her children and grandchildren. Continued in Jerusalem, Lebanon, Palestine, the United States and Israel, Earrings in the Cellar is a story that should not be missed."

The Ghost in the Coal Cellar

True Case Files from a Lone Investigator

Author: Andrea Mesich

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738741361

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 1607

A young family's rocking chair moves by itself, swaying back and forth under the force of a ghostly presence. An abandoned schoolhouse, the site of a major fire, teems with restless spirits. Deep in a national forest, phantom lights chase the terrified occupants of a car. These chilling tales and more await you within these pages. The Ghost in the Coal Cellar presents the spooky details of Andrea Mesich's most intense investigations—from start to finish—at four legendary haunted locations in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Explore the history of each ghostly tale, what to expect from an investigation, what equipment is used, and much more. Discover how Andrea first became an investigator and everything she's learned about the world's paranormal mysteries. Begin your own ghost-hunting journey with this book as your guide...if you dare.

Hook, The: Corpses in the Cellar - #5

Author: Brad Latham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446566063

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 6351

Bill Lockwood, a detective for the Transatlantic Underwriters Insurance Company, investigates a fire due to arson at a popular New York City nightclub.

The Maniac in the Cellar

Sensation Novels of the 1860s

Author: Winifred Hughes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400855470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 8712

Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time. In a vivid portrait of this subversive and discomfiting popular literature, Winifred Hughes identifies its ingredients, its practitioners, and its implications, and reveals its significance both for the mid-Victorian consciousness and for the writers and readers of today. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Secrets of the Sideshows

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813123585

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

View: 9636

"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.

Red Crystal

Author: Clare Francis

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330467611

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3423

Out of the savagery of the Paris barricades there was born the most sinister of all the terrorist groups of the late 1960s. Secretly funded by Moscow, trained in subversion and assassination in Italy, the Crystal Faction came to England. To wage war . . . For Nick Ryder of Special Branch, finding and infiltrating the cell presented a daunting challenge. Hampered by the deviousness of his own superiors and lack of cooperation from MI5, he was drawn slowly but inexorably into a tangled web of sex, drugs, murder, intrigue and lost innocence. And at the centre, Gabrielle Schroeder, leader of the Crystal Faction. A tough, daring, utterly ruthless woman for whom killing had become a pleasure . . . 'The climax is agonizing, and made only too horribly likely by the author's careful groundwork and ability to maintain suspense' Books and Bookmen

Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution

Author: Ann VanderMeer

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961090

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 9411

Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, the wildly popular steampunk genre is here to stay. Now...long live the revolution! Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot, new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future. Lev Grossman’s “Sir Ranulph Wykeham-Rackham, GBE, a.k.a. Roboticus the All-Knowing” is the Six-Million-Dollar Steampunk Man, possessing appendages and workings recycled from metal parts, yet also fully human, resilient, and determined. Bruce Sterling’s “White Fungus” introduces steampunk’s younger cousin, salvage-punk, speculating on how cities will be built in the future using preexisting materials. Cat Valente’s “Mother Is a Machine” explores the merging of man and machine and a whole new form of parenting. In Jeff VanderMeer’s anti-steampunk story “Fixing Hanover,” a creator must turn his back on his creation because it is so utterly destructive. And Cherie Priest presents “The Clockroach,” a new and very unsettling mode of transportation. Going far beyond corsets and goggles, Steampunk Revolution is not just your granddad’s zeppelin—it’s an even wilder ride.

Revenge is Sweeter than Flowing Honey

Author: Crissy Rock,Ken Scott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783333383

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 3777

The trussed up body of a priest is discovered in a fashionable apartment block in Manhattan. It looks like a sex act gone wrong and of course the Catholic Church is only too keen to cover up the details. What they don't know is that it's the work of a female serial killer who is convinced that the voices urging her on are from a different era. The killer targets the clergymen, acting out the exact methods of torture used on the accused women from centuries gone by. She wants to terrorise the Catholic Church the way it terrorised Europe for over three hundred years. Cardinal Barberini is the right hand man to the Pope and he knows only too well that the Papa’s life is in danger. But he does not need a retired policeman and a third rate journalist to tell him that, nor does he need them to interfere. He has a very capable death squad on the trail of the killer and they are getting closer. Now he may need to deploy a second team to deal with the odd couple who know far too much about the church past and present…

The Secret in the Old Lace

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481448838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4902

Nancy Drew has entered a contest to solve an old mystery—the disappearance of a Flemish nobleman, a pair of lace cuffs, and a priceless treasure. In a thrilling story shadowed by a romance of the past, Nancy and her friends work to solve a mystery over one hundred years in the making.

The Dragon Charmer

Author: Jan Siegel

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307522122

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4562

In the enchanting novel Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel introduced an extraordinary heroine and the lushly evocative world of wonders and terrors that quickly enveloped her normal adolescent life. Now Siegel summons us back to the magic with the continuing story of Fern Capel--and the remarkable power of her extraordinary Gift . . . After surviving an amazing, terrifying summer twelve years ago, Fern makes a fateful decision: to deny the mystical powers that pulse through her family's past. Yearning for a simple, quiet life, she decides to marry a man twenty years her senior, a man who insists they wed at the Capels' summer house in Yarrowdale, a place swelling with mood, marvel, and magic. For when Fern returns there with her best friend, Gaynor, ancient, sinister forces reawaken. Yet Fern has had enough: Enough of running from her fate, enough of hiding from her Gift. As she turns to face her destiny, the real world falls away, and Fern is once again swept into another land, removed from Time, void of comfort. It will take all her skill and daring to fight her way back to the present and save the people she loves from the ever-growing danger that threatens to destroy them. And to her utmost surprise, the key to survival is a dragon with the capacity to rule the world . . . but who will relinquish it all to one man. Jan Siegel has created an intense, fascinating world. To surrender yourself under her captivating spell is to remember how remarkably powerful a literary voyage can be. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: P.H. Dillard

Publisher: Paul H Dillard

ISBN: 1466161523

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4600

Should an angel kill an innocent human, they are cast out of Heaven forever, and forced to roam the Earth as a vampire. Isaac is one such creature. As if dealing with his life on Earth,and the return of his exlover, Ashara, isn't enough, he is also handed the burden of saving the world. When a rebel group of vampires concocts a scheme to free the angel Lucifer from Hell, it is up to Isaac to stop them. If he can't, does he have what it takes to kill the devil?P.H. Dillard reinvents vampires, angels, and Hell, as we know them and places them into a captivating and original tale. This story is perfect for those that have grown tired of the typical vampire mythos, and a must read for fans of Anne Rice and Charlaine Harris.

Tigers in the Cellar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fantasy

Page: 32

View: 9698

A little girl is sure there are tigers in the cellar, and it takes her a long, long time to get to sleep--and one night, when she wakes very late, she meets them.

The Rosary Girls

(Byrne & Balzano 1)

Author: Richard Montanari

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407098543

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 3199

Only a killer hears their prayers. The first thriller in Richard Montanari's Sunday Times bestselling Byrne and Balzano series. God Help Them ... In the most brutal killing crusade Philadelphia has seen in years, a series of young Catholic women are found dead, their bodies mutilated and their hands bolted together. Each clutches a rosary in her lifeless grasp. Veteran cop Kevin Byrne and his rookie partner Jessica Balzano set out to hunt down the elusive killer, who leads them deeper and deeper into the abyss of a madman's depravity. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams - and vanish just as quickly. While the body count rises, Easter is fast approaching: the day of resurrection and of the last rosary to be counted ...

The Girl from the Adirondack Mountains

Author: Edith Parker Willette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 5816

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