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The Dead Seed

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Brock’s boyhood idol moves in next door before vanishing and leaving a body in his wake In Hollywood’s golden age, there was no finer swashbuckler than Fortney Grange. Decades after he last swung on a chandelier, Grange is nearly forgotten, his legacy surviving only in fuzzy black-and-white on the late-late movie channel. But to Brock Callahan, Grange remains a hero. When his idol shacks up with the aged widow next door, the ex-private investigator is starstruck. It takes a murder for the celluloid sheen to begin to fade. A strange pair of Arizona blackmailers takes up residence in a van outside Grange’s house. Grange and his new lady friend disappear, and a few days later, his agent is found dead. Though it breaks his heart, Callahan is forced to investigate the man who has given him so much joy. And it will take more than swordplay for this aging daredevil to escape the chair. The Dead Seed is the 11th book in the Brock Callahan Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The City When It Rains

The City When It Rains Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas H. Cook
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A photographer struggles to understand a stranger’s suicide There’s nothing special about the woman’s death. It comes over the police radio like any other sad story: a woman found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs David Corman’s attention. A freelance photographer with a defunct marriage and a career on the skids, he fixates on this mysterious death. Though near starvation, the woman had been buying formula to feed to a baby doll. Before she leapt, she tossed the plastic child out the window. David photographs the dead woman and her pretend child; although he’s jaded, the strange scene stirs his compassion, and he begins researching her past. He’s convinced that his job has shown him the worst the city has to offer. But learning the truth behind this futile suicide will teach David that New York is even uglier than he imagined.

We Have Your Daughter

We Have Your Daughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Woodward
Editor: Easton Studio Press, LLC
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New information from We Have Your Daughter has been revealed. Here is some of it. The Family As a top reporter in Denver, Paula Woodward was one of the few who had access to the Ramsey attorneys and thus the family. One of the prevailing questions in most of the television specials is about the bowl of pineapple on the kitchen table with Burke and Patsy’s fingerprints on the bowl. That pineapple has been linked to JonBenét’s death on some television broadcasts because of a reference in the autopsy to JonBenét having “fragments like pineapple” in her stomach. For more than a year after the murder, the pineapple theory behind her death was talked about. But when Boulder police finally had the material in her stomach tested at the University of Colorado in Boulder in October of 1997, they found out two months later in December, that the material was pineapple, plus grapes, grape skins, and cherries. That is food similar to that found in a fruit cocktail. What does that mean? This is the type of exclusive and factual information you will find in We Have Your Daughter that allows you to challenge preconceived theories. In 2010, Woodward interviewed Burke Ramsey specifically for her book. • Burke discussed his family and the chaos surrounding the case. Woodward has obtained a Boulder Social Services Evaluation of the Child about Burke Ramsey that states “From the interview it is clear that Burke was not a witness to JonBenét’s death.” That raises more doubts about those who believe Burke was involved in his sister’s death and again reinforces the information Woodward has researched and uncovered. • In an interview with Burke Ramsey from 2010, he talks about his mom and how she taught him he could be optimistic or pessimistic about all the tragedies in their family. She chose positive for herself and so did he both believing it was important to find joy in each day. • After Patsy Ramsey was diagnosed again with cancer in 2002, she began sharing private conversations with Paula in 2004 and 2005. This information was to be used after she died. • John Ramsey gave Paula access to his personal journal as well as access to JonBenét’s personal drawings and photos The Handwriting Test Results Handwriting is another key controversial part of this investigation and story. Paula has information and findings that show issues with how Boulder Police handled this aspect of the investigation. She discusses the results of the handwriting. Exclusive Reports & Documents Investigative Reporter Paula Woodward reviewed portions of thousands of police reports and documents for her book. Here are some highlights of her findings which she includes in the book, all of which affected the investigation and the public’s view of the family. Exclusive: The police report from the Boulder Police Officer who was FIRST to arrive on scene the morning of December 26, 1996 – before JonBenét’s body was found and why he didn’t find it. Exclusive: In the police report from the BPD Detective who stayed on scene until JonBenét’s body was found – Paula lists some discrepancies in that report. Exclusive: Paula discovered what she calls a “deliberate campaign of disinformation” by law enforcement, based on information she received from her sources. She also cites issues with the media coverage, with outlets reporting information without verifying it. Woodward says much of the information and “anonymous leaks” reported were untrue and has all had an effect on the investigation. She cites several examples. Exclusive: Paula found found that Boulder police withheld the results of the DNA tests that excluded the Ramsey family from both the Boulder district attorney and the public. The evidence that was submitted as DNA excluded the Ramseys. In We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later, Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Paula Woodward offers an unprecedented, definitive, insider perspective on the twentieth anniversary of one of the most heinous, sensationalized, unsolved crimes in American history. Here for the first time, Woodward examines conversations and information from all sides of those involved in the case. She shares information compiled during the twenty years she reported on the murder, including private conversations with law enforcement individuals directly involved in the case, their thoughts and dissections of what went wrong and right, and who they now believe is the killer. Woodward has included drawings by JonBenét, letters from her teachers, and photographs that show a normal, happy six-year-old whose life was cut short in such a horrible manner. She shares portions of John Ramsey’s private journal, where he wrote of his torment and grief in the aftermath of the murder. And she recounts personal conversations with JonBenét’s mother prior to her death from cancer in 2006. JonBenét’s brother Burke talks publicly about his sister’s death and how it affected the family and his life. We have Your Daughter is an extraordinary work of journalism, twenty years in the making. It depicts a family under siege with their guilt or innocence still openly questioned. This book allows readers to decide in this heartbreaking story - was it Ramsey or an unknown intruder?

Esther's Inheritance

Esther's Inheritance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandor Marai
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307270432
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Anewly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer: a tautly suspenseful story of unrequited love and its still vivid consequences twenty years later. What is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist? Esther is, and has been for the more than two decades since Lajos disappeared from her life. Now all these years later, Lajos is returning, and the news brings both panic and excitement. While no longer young and thoroughly skeptical about Lajos, Esther still remembers how incredibly alive she felt when he was around. His presence bewitches everyone, and the greatest part of his charm—and his danger—lies in the deftness with which he wields that delicate power. Friends rally round protectively, but Lajos’s arrival begins a day of high theater that will leave Esther’s life dramatically changed again.

Writing Terror on the Bodies of Women

Writing Terror on the Bodies of Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah England
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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This book analyzes the scope and dynamics of violence against women in Guatemala as well as how it is represented in the print media. It reveals the ways in which these reports reproduce narratives of terror that conceal the gendered nature of violence against women and reproduce dichotomous gendered narratives of “good” and “bad” girls.


Burn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachael Herron
Editor: HGA Publishing
ISBN: 1940785049
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She answers 911 for a living, but who will answer her emergency call about love? From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down: Lexie Tindall knows a few things about herself. She's a great fire dispatcher. She looks good in cowboy boots. And she'll never date a firefighter. They're her family, and besides that, she knows from deep personal experience how it feels to lose a man on the fireline. But Coin is different. He's her best friend. Coin Keefe has been in love with Lexie since he first met her in dispatch when he was still a rookie. Now he realizes he can tell her everything except the truth--that he can't think about anyone else. When Lexie and Coin make a bet on love with a tropical island vacation as a reward, who will win big and who will lose everything? This heartwarming, hilarious, and red-hot contemporary romance will leave you wishing for a marina view (and maybe a hot fireman) of your very own. "Relationships are at the heart of women's fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them." Chicklit Central Scroll up and click Buy Now!

As Happy as Here

As Happy as Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Godwin
Editor: Lothian Children\'s Books
ISBN: 0734419244
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Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change. A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness. 'Fresh insights into friendship and family are spun through tangents into chance and randomness ... and music and its power to trigger memory and give a rhythm and pace to life. Injured Evie, in particular, learns how to grow and walk away stronger.' - Weekend Australian

Still Alive

Still Alive Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Kluger
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Kluger saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence systematically undermined and destroyed. By age eleven, she had been deported, along with her mother, to Theresienstadt, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become the setting for her precarious childhood. Kluger's story of her years in the camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust. Interwoven with blunt, unsparing observations of childhood and nuanced reflections of an adult who has spent a lifetime thinking about the Holocaust, Still Alive rejects all easy assumptions about history, both political and personal. Whether describing the abuse she met at her own mother's hand, the life-saving generosity of a woman SS aide in Auschwitz, the foibles and prejudices of Allied liberators, or the cold shoulder offered by her relatives when she and her mother arrived as refugees in New York, Kluger sees and names an unexpected reality which has little to do with conventional wisdom or morality tales. Still Alive is a memoir of the pursuit of selfhood against all odds, a fiercely bittersweet coming-of-age story in which the protagonist must learn never to rely on comforting assumptions, but always to seek her own truth.

Queens of the French Stage

Queens of the French Stage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Noel Williams
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"Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams. 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.

Black Amber

Black Amber Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
Editor: Open Road Media
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A Manhattan editor investigates her sister’s suspicious death in Istanbul in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling “queen of the American gothics” (TheNew York Times). Tracy Hubbard, an up-and-comer at a prestigious New York City publisher, has arrived at a sprawling villa on the Bosporus strait in Istanbul for an enviable arrangement. She’s come to assist celebrated artist Miles Radburn with his new book on the history of Turkish art. Everything Tracy has heard about the man turns out to be true: He’s brooding, handsome, brilliant, short-tempered, and loath to discuss the tragic secrets of his past. But the young editor is keeping a secret of her own . . . Tracy’s position at the villa is a charade. It was here, six months ago, that her sister, Anabel, spent the last days of her life. Somewhere, among the conspiratorial staff, nocturnal visits from furtive strangers, and cold dark corridors, is hidden the mystery of Anabel’s death. And as each new clue leads Tracy closer to Miles, a man she has come to both love and fear, she realizes she could be heading toward the same inevitable and chilling fate. Hailed by Time magazine as “one of the best” in the gothic romance field that included Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt, Phyllis A. Whitney was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Death and Money in The Afternoon

Death and Money in The Afternoon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adrian Shubert
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Bullfighting has long been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval past. In fact, many of that country's best poets, philosophers, and intellectuals have accepted the corrida as the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the modern world. In his brilliant new interpretation of bullfighting, Adrian Shubert maintains that this view is both the product of myth and a complete misunderstanding of the real roots of the contemporary bullfight. While references to a form of bullfighting date back to the Poem of the Cid (1040), the modern bullfight did not emerge until the early 18th century. And when it did emerge, it was far from being an archaic remnant of the past--it was a precursor of the 20th-century mass leisure industry. Indeed, before today's multimillion-dollar athletes with wide-spread commercial appeal, there was Francisco Romero, born in 1700, whose unique form of bullfighting netted him unprecedented fame and wealth, and Manuel Rodriguez Manolete, hailed as Spain's greatest matador by the New York Times after a fatal goring in 1947. The bullfight was replete with promoters, agents, journalists, and, of course, hugely-paid bullfighters who were exploited to promote wine, cigarettes, and other products. Shubert analyzes the business of the sport, and explores the bullfighters' world: their social and geographic origins, careers, and social status. Here also are surprising revelations about the sport, such as the presence of women bullfighters--and the larger gender issues that this provoked. From the political use of bullfighting in royal and imperial pageants to the nationalistic "great patriotic bullfights" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this is both a fascinating portrait of bullfighting and a vivid recreation of two centuries of Spanish history. Based on extensive research and engagingly written, Death and Money in the Afternoon vividly examines the evolution of Spanish culture and society through the prism of one of the West's first--and perhaps its most spectacular--spectator sports.

Shadows Before

Shadows Before Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy Bowers
Editor: Moonstone Press
ISBN: 1899000194
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“It won’t be much longer now. Keep your head and hold your tongue.” In hope of a fresh start after being acquitted of the murder of his sister-in-law, Matthew Weir moves his family to Spanwater, a remote manor in the Cotswolds. But his heiress wife Catherine is unsettled in their new home, retreating into childhood memories and wandering the country lanes. Life improves when Aurelia Brett is hired to keep an eye on her, but then Catherine dies suddenly, and arsenic is found in her home-made tea. Evidence points to someone in the house, but Chief Inspector Pardoe finds conflicting clues and suspicious behaviour among Spanwater’s neighbours too. When a second death occurs, Pardoe must race to catch a killer who is both cunning and ruthless.


Gotcha! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wayne Hancock
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Queens of the French Stage

Queens of the French Stage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh Noel Williams
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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FEW women in French history have been the subject of more discussion than the young girl whom Molière married, at the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, on February 20, 1662. Armande Grésinde Claire Elisabeth Béjart, for that was the bride's name, is described in the marriage deed as the daughter of the late Joseph Béjart, écuyer, sieur de Belleville, and of his widow, Marie Hervé. Joseph Béjart, it should be stated, had died shortly before, or shortly after, Armande's birth. The Béjarts were very poor, for the only means which Joseph seems to have possessed wherewith to maintain his pretensions to nobility were derived from a small government appointment (huissier ordinaire du roy ès eaux et forêts de France), and his wife had presented him with "at least eleven children." They lived in the Marais, then the theatrical quarter of Paris. On its northern outskirts, near the Halles, in the Rue Mauconseil, stood the old Hôtel de Bourgogne, the first home of the regular drama; in the centre, in the Rue Vieille-du-Temple, was the theatre which took its name from the quarter, the Théâtre du Marais, where Corneille's Cid was first performed; while nearer the Seine, the playgoer could make choice between the Italian troupes, the Trois Farceurs, Gaultier-Garguille, Gros-Guillaume, and Turlupin, and open-air entertainments on the Pont-au-Change, the Pont-Neuf, and the Place Dauphine. It is, therefore, not surprising that the little Béjarts should have been in the habit of varying the monotony of their poverty-stricken lives by occasional visits to one or other of these spectacles, or that, dazzled by those well-known attractions, which were doubtless as potent in the seventeenth century as they are to-day, the two eldest, Joseph and Madeleine, should have decided, while still very young, to make the stage their profession. What theatre witnessed their débuts we do not know. The majority of authors are of opinion that they joined a company of strolling players which was at this time exploiting Languedoc; M. Larroumet hesitates between one of the unlicensed playhouses of the fairs in the neighbourhood of Paris and a troupe of amateurs, several of which were to be found in the capital; while another of Madeleine's biographers, M. Henri Chardon, thinks that she obtained admission to the Théâtre du Marais, though it appears very improbable that a young and inexperienced actress could have met with such good fortune. However that may be, Madeleine seems to have prospered in her profession from the very outset, as on January 10, 1636, supported by her curateur, one Simon Courtin, her father, a paternal uncle, a "chef du gobelet du roi," and divers other relatives and friends, she appears before the Civil Lieutenant of Paris to request permission to contract a loan of 2000 livres, wherewith to supplement a like sum of her own and enable her to acquire a little house and garden situated in the Cul-de-Sac Thorigny.

Brewing Death

Brewing Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P.D. Workman
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ISBN: 1989080316
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From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman! Erin is in hot water again! Erin is finally safe and sound in Bald Eagle Falls, with her sister in town and the chance to finally get to know her. She’s done with secrets and murder. But fate and a killer have other things in mind, and before she knows it, she is faced with an unexplained death, with Erin and her friends in the middle of it. Tea and trouble are brewing in Bald Eagle Falls, and Erin doesn’t want to find herself in hot water. ★★★★Erin and Vic have their hands full just going through Auntie Clem's old paperwork and cookbooks. But murder won't leave them alone, even though the church die-hards think all this murder business is because of them and it disturbs the hitherto peaceful rural ambience. Like baking mysteries? Cats, dogs, and other pets? Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author P.D. Workman brings readers back to small town Bald Eagle Falls for another culinary cozy mystery to be solved by gluten-free baker Erin Price and her friends. Have your gluten-free cake and eat it too. Sink your teeth into this sweet treat now!

The Shadowy Third (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

The Shadowy Third (Fantasy and Horror Classics) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen Glasgow
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Ellen Glasgow was an influential female writer, and an important chronicler of the old South. 'The Shadowy Third', first published in 1923, represents an excellent early example of the 'Southern Gothic' genre. Many of the earliest ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jewel of Knightsbridge

Jewel of Knightsbridge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Harrod
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750981946
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In 1836, Charles Henry Harrod found himself in a prison hulk awaiting transportation to Tasmania for seven years’ hard labour. He had been convicted at the Old Bailey of receiving stolen goods, and this should have been the beginning of the end for his fledgling business and his family. And yet, in miraculously escaping his fate and vowing to turn his back on crime, he would become the much esteemed founder of the now legendary Harrods in London’s fashionable Knightsbridge district. Some years later Charles was succeeded by his son, who brought with him the necessary energy and drive to take the shop from a successful local grocer’s to a remarkable and complex department store, patronised by the wealthy and famous.Robin Harrod’s fascinating family story reveals the previously unknown origins of the store, and follows its remarkable fortunes through family scandal, the devastating fire of 1883 and its subsequent rise from the ashes, to the end of the nineteenth century when its shares were floated on the stock exchange, thus completing one of the most extraordinary comeback stories in the history of commerce.

Blood And Fire

Blood And Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Hattersley
Editor: Abacus
ISBN: 0349143080
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An uneducated youth, William Booth left home in 1849 at the age of twenty to preach the gospel for the New Methodist Connexion. Six years later he founded a new religious movement which succeeded to such a degree that the Salvation Army (which it became) is now a worldwide operation with massive membership. But that is only part of Booth's importance and heritage. In many ways his story is also that of the Victorian poor, as he and his wife Catherine made it their lives' work to battle against the poverty and deprivation which were endemic in the mid- to late 1800s. Indeed, it was Catherine who, although a chronic invalid, inspired the Army's social policy and attitude to female authority. Her campaign against child prostitution resulted in the age of consent being raised and it was Catherine who, dying of cancer, encouraged William to clear the slums -- In Darkest England, The Way Out. Roy Hattersley's masterful dual biography is not just the story of two fascinating lives but a portrait of an integral part of our history.

Rain in the Afternoon

Rain in the Afternoon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Cassidy
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609766016
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Charlie Capellas is accustomed to war and the devastation it causes. Green Beret officer, Capellas' life takes a drastic turn when he decides to trade his uniform for a coffee-colored habit. Accepting a missionary position in the impoverished town of Santa Rosa, El Salvador, Capellas is known to all as Padre Carlos. Carrying the memory of Sister Anna Maria, a close friend and missionary who saved his life, Capellas is determined to honor her mission. Controlled by coffee barons and industry leaders, Santa Rosa's indigent population suffers unfathomable poverty, governmental persecution and exploitation. Capellas will go up against a ruthless coffee baron, whose modus operandi involves the persecution of any who challenge his rule. When the baron's daughter, Margo, agrees to help him and the people of his mission town, the animosity between the two men grows. Can Capellas defeat those who wish to destroy him? Can he trust Margo or does she have an ulterior motive? Witnessing the hardships caused by the country's economy and battling violent and corrupt dictators, this will prove to be the toughest assignment of his life. Cassidy writes a stellar novel that blends fact with fiction. His depiction of a country ruled by violence and intimidation takes the reader inside a world that to most is unimaginable.

100 Cases of Reincarnation Among Dong People

100 Cases of Reincarnation Among Dong People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Changzhen Li
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100 Cases of Reincarnation Among Dong People is a book by Mr. Changzhen Li that documents the author’s investigative journey deep into the homeland of the Kam people (officially the Dong ethnic group of China), located in the area between the provinces of Hunan and Guangxi in China. The book offers a comprehensive account of Mr. Li’s work with 100 “Reincarnators” from the area of Pingyang, as well as dozens of its surrounding rural villages. All case studies are carefully documented to preserve the authenticity of their narratives, with accompanying video interviews available for reference.While there had been many accounts of reincarnation in the world in which the subjects were able to recall memories from a past life, the cases detailed in this book are unique in that their subjects share a rare ability to recall memories from the intermediary stage between death and rebirth. This unusual trait reveals groundbreaking and thought-provoking details about the activities of spirits beyond the land of the living, and offers an invaluable addition to the field of reincarnation research. As such, Mr. Li’s book may be the world’s most comprehensive account of this subject at the present time, and uncovers a myriad of unprecedented details concerning the activities of the spirits, including rare cases in which two-spirited individuals reincarnate into two separate beings, an in-depth description of how birthmarks are formed under the influence of a reincarnating spirit, the biophysical characteristics of spirits and their abilities, details on how spirits enter and exit from an incarnation, the flight speed of certain spirits, solid evidence supporting the hypothesis of memories being stored within the soul rather than the brain, and even two underworld enforcers working for Yama! .A variety of data compilation and visualization have been included to assist researchers of reincarnation science with their investigations. Pingyang, the geographical area surveyed in this undertaking, was a rare community with one of the highest reincarnation densities in the world, and the investigative project itself was conducted with an unprecedented level of theoretical depth and thoroughness. Changzhen Li (Author), Juniper Tale (Translator), Kilian O'Donnell (Translator), Timothy McKeon (Translator) Paperback Details:100 cases,472 pages,220 photos,170,000 words,6x9 inch,1.7lbs

Pretenders Like Us

Pretenders Like Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Campisi
Editor: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
ISBN: 1942158890
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Unlock the secrets in Reunion Gap He’s not who he says he is…but neither is she… Ethan Nance lives his life guided by analyses and spreadsheets and avoids anything resembling an emotion. He did that once and suffered the disastrous consequences of opening his heart. Data collection, objectivity, and deductive reasoning are the keys to eliminating surprises and reducing disappointment. And then he meets Vanessa Rodelle, a woman who challenges, confuses, and disturbs him in a way no woman ever has. Vanessa Rodelle once believed in happily-ever-after, but reality taught her the hard lesson of following her heart. It’s much safer to let data and facts guide her. And then she meets Ethan Nance, a man she can’t analyze, understand, or ignore. Ethan and Vanessa might not believe in destiny, but one hot steamy night together changes everything, and no spreadsheets or logic can explain or erase it. Can they learn to trust and open their hearts once again for a chance at real love? It's going to get very interesting and the residents of the small town of Reunion Gap will offer their stories, guidance, and support to help this meant-to-be couple find their happily-ever-after. The only question left is will Ethan and Vanessa take the risk and listen to their hearts? Reunion Gap series: Book One: Strangers Like Us Book Two: Liars Like Us Book Three: Lovers Like Us Book Four: Couples Like Us Book Five: Guilty Like Us Book Six: Pretenders Like Us

The Roll-Call

The Roll-Call Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arnold Bennett
Editor: Good Press
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"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett. 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.

The Gift

The Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles W. Allen
Editor: Book Hub Inc
ISBN: 0971913277
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The Gift by Charles W. Allen Summary

Charles Allen, loving husband and father in a family of eight, shares his personal experience of conquering the heartache and tragedy of losing two children to cystic fibrosis, and both his oldest daughter and wife to cancer. Through the details of Allen’s experiences of coping with the loss of four family members, it becomes clear how tragedy can become a powerful source of personal growth and how faith plays an important role in the trials and tribulations of life. Allen’s mourning culminates with the selfless gift given to him by his wife, Sue, as she struggles with her last breath. Through touching personal journal entries and revealing narrative, The Gift chronicles one man’s struggles with, and triumph over, loss and grief.

And Their Children After Them

And Their Children After Them Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Maharidge
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609809823
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1990 In And Their Children After Them, the writer/photographer team Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson return to the land and families captured in James Agee and Walker Evans’s inimitable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, extending the project of conscience and chronicling the traumatic decline of King Cotton. With this continuation of Agee and Evans’s project, Maharidge and Williamson not only uncover some surprising historical secrets relating to the families and to Agee himself, but also effectively lay to rest Agee’s fear that his work, from lack of reverence or resilience, would be but another offense to the humanity of its subjects. Williamson’s ninety-part photo essay includes updates alongside Evans’s classic originals. Maharidge and Williamson’s work in And Their Children After Them was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction when it was first published in 1990.

Peacock Room

Peacock Room Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merryn Corcoran
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ISBN: 1913062236
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Set against the stunning backdrop of Sammezzano Castle, past meets present in the glorious Tuscan sun.Allegra O'Brien has it all: a beautiful family, a loving husband and a stunning west London home. But when she discovers her husband's infidelity, that world crashes down around her. With an ageing mother and two teenagers to support, Allegra seeks solace in the bosom of her Italian family. But it is the ramblings of her elderly grandpapa that awaken an interest in historic, interior architecture, and their legendary Mama Cosima. Inspired and invigorated, Allegra takes a trip to her grandpapa's birth village in Tuscany to learn more about her heritage. Whilst there, a dangerous encounter with a handsome Italian man throws her off course, but in the wake of her grandpapa's illness, Allegra makes an unexpected discovery and commits to the promise she made to solve a family mystery.

Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernest Hemingway
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Death in the Afternoon is a book by Ernest Hemingway about the ceremony and traditions of Spanish bullfighting. It provides a look at the history and the Spanish traditions of bullfighting. It also contains a deeper contemplation on the nature of fear and courage. Hemingway became a bullfighting aficionado after seeing the Pamplona fiesta in the 1920s, which he wrote about in The Sun Also Rises. In Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway explores the metaphysics of bullfighting—the ritualized, almost religious practice—that he considered analogous to the writer's search for meaning and the essence of life. In bullfighting, he found the elemental nature of life and death.


Blackout Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429925000
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The murder of an anonymous beggar on a cobblestone street in the wealthy precincts of Copacabana haunts Inspector Espinosa in this "beguiling" series (The New York Times Book Review) With no witnesses and no weapon, it seems like the case of the one-legged homeless man found lying in a cul-de-sac on São João Hill, shot through the heart, will remain unsolved. But Chief Inspector Espinosa can't shake thoughts of the hapless victim—who would target a penniless man who posed no physical threat? Focusing his incisive mind and characteristically unhurried inquiry on a group of affluent guests who dined at a nearby mansion on the stormy night of the murder, Espinosa carefully interrogates his way into the lives of his suspects, exposing lies, cover-ups—and further mysteries. When the body of a prominent young urbanite is discovered in a scandalous state of undress, Espinosa must find the unlikely connections between two murders with no apparent witnesses or motive. Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza turns up the heat in this novel, supplementing his seductive prose with psychological twists and steamy secrets that lead to the unexpected climax.

Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless

Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald L. Baker
Editor: Indiana University Press
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Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless The WPA Interviews with Former Slaves Living in Indiana Ronald L. Baker Lives of former slaves in their own words, published for the first time. Based on a collection of interviews conducted in the late 1930s, Homeless, Friendless, and Penniless is an invaluable record of the lives and thoughts of former slaves who moved to Indiana after the Civil War and made significant contributions to the evolving patchwork of Hoosier culture. The Indiana slave narratives provide a glimpse of slavery as remembered by those who experienced it, preserving insiders' views of a tragic chapter in American history. Though they were living in Indiana at the time of the interviews, these African Americans been enslaved in 11 different states from the Carolinas to Louisiana. The interviews deal with life and work on the plantation; the treatment of slaves; escaping from slavery; education, religion, and slave folklore; and recollections of the Civil War. Just as important, the interviews reveal how former slaves fared in Indiana after the Civil War and during the Depression. Some became ministers, a few became educators, and one became a physician; but many lived in poverty and survived on Christian faith and small government pensions. Ronald L. Baker, Chairperson and Professor of English at Indiana State University, is author of many books, including Hoosier Folk Legends and From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History (both from Indiana University Press. He is co-author of Indiana Place Names with Marvin Carmony and editor of The Folklore Historian, the journal of the Folklore and History Section of the American Folklore Society. Contents Part One: A Folk History of Slavery Background of the WPA Interviews Presentation of Material Living and Working on the Plantation The Treatment of Slaves Escaping from Slavery Education Religion Folklore Recollections of the Civil War Living and Working after the Civil War Value of the WPA Interviews Acknowledgments Part Two: The WPA Interviews with Former Slaves [134 entries] Appendices, including Thematic Index

Dead Again

Dead Again Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracy Cooper-Posey
Editor: Stories Rule Press
ISBN: 1772634638
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They killed him—now they’re back for any survivors. Sophie Ryerson, divorced mother of two, is struggling to make a go of her small town café and raise her children. The man she loved is dead—has been for ten long years. Jack Laubreaux saved her life after their plane crashed in the rugged Rockies, then died of his own injuries. But she still misses him, so when a drifter who reminds her of Jack shows up in Serenity Falls, she’s drawn to him. Martin Stride just wants a job and a warm place to sleep for the cold Rocky Mountain winter. That’s about all life has to offer him these days. He would have stayed out of this small Montana town if he’d known a pretty woman would take a fancy to him. That never ends well for him. His pursuers let him live, as long as he settled for not having a life. But this time, he can’t seem to make himself walk away. Which means he’ll have to protect Sophie and her family, with no one to depend on but a corrupt local sheriff who wants her too. Small town law enforcement isn’t equipped to handle a deadly Chicago crime lord whose power extends into state government and beyond. Can Martin assemble them into a team? Because this time, he’s not running. This time he’ll use all resources to stir up the power elite until he reaches the rot at their dark core. A thrill ride through the Rockies and beyond—get your copy of DEAD AGAIN today! This romantic suspense novel is part of the Romantic Thrillers Collection. Dead Again Dead Double Fatal Wild Child Terror Stash __ #2 Amazon Bestseller #1 Amazon Romantic Suspense Bestseller Suspense fans will find it difficult to put down. This is one of the best books I’ve read in quite a while. I literally could not put it down. I highly recommend Dead Again. Edie Dykeman – Vine Voice Reviewer for Amazon I loved Dead Again! Thrills, chills, and suspense! Tracy Cooper-Posey creates a masterful suspense that will haunt you and linger in your thoughts. This is an author on the rise! —Siren Book Reviews THIS WAS FABULOUS…yes, in shouty caps. I couldn’t read it fast enough. What a RIDE! I highly recommend this one for a great afternoon’s reading pleasure. Kathie – Goodreads When you run the gamut of emotions while reading a book (including tears at one point), you know it’s good. Loved this story. Paula – Goodreads Dead Again is a fantastically written romantic suspense that will draw you in completely. Complex, hard-hitting, with gutsy characters so real you’ll want to meet them in person. Brava, Ms. Cooper-Posey! Christine – Amazon Reader Dead Again is a high adrenaline action-packed read that doesn’t quit. —Love Romance Passion A story that makes you hold your breath as it unfolds. Captures one’s mind and imagination and holds on to the very last word. —Long and Short Reviews The ending was great. A wonderful read for a rainy day. —Night Owl Reviews You can expect a lot of action and romance in Dead Again. It is a very enjoyable read, a story that will appeal to the most discriminating reader. —Romance Reviews Today Thrilling ride of mystery, danger and love! Read this story, you won’t be sorry you did. —ParaNormal Romance

Nights with the Gods

Nights with the Gods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emil Reich
Editor: Good Press
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"Nights with the Gods" by Emil Reich. 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.

Family Secrets

Family Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rona Jaffe
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504008383
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Adam Saffron—builder, patriarch, and autocrat—has built a family empire. The Saffron family is successful, prestigious, and closely knit, and their great Windflower estate has kept them safe from the dangerous and enticing world beyond its gates for many years. The Windflower is superior and all-inclusive, much like the Saffrons themselves—but how long can their dynasty last? Family Secrets is an epic three-generational saga that follows the fascinating Saffron family as they strive to keep their legacy alive, despite the separate paths each family member will inevitably take.


Cloris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cloris Leachman
Editor: Kensington Books
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The “frank . . . salty . . . [and] delicious” New York Times–bestselling memoir of the Oscar-winning actress and show business icon (Kirkus Reviews). She received a record-breaking nine Emmy Awards, two of them as the irrepressible Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show; she won an Oscar for her role as a frustrated housewife in The Last Picture Show; she delighted audiences with her hilarious turns in Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety; and she took home more than a dozen other awards in a career that has spanned seventy years and counting. Now, the incomparable Cloris Leachman reflects on her amazing life and illustrious career from her hometown in Des Moines, Iowa, (where she first saw Katharine Hepburn perform on stage, never imagining they would one day do Shakespeare together) to Hollywood, Broadway, and television. Leachman’s journey has been filled with laughter and tears, marriage and motherhood, tragedy and triumph. Along the way, she shares personal anecdotes about Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, the Kennedy family, and many others. Funny, candid, brilliant, and altogether human, this is the real Cloris Leachman—as you’ve never seen her before. “Charming.” —People “Funny, gimlet-eyed and unpretentious—someone get this woman a talk show.” —Kirkus Reviews “She lives what she preaches.” —Library Journal

Helen Vardon's Confession

Helen Vardon's Confession Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Austin Freeman
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504021207
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Helen Vardon finds herself in a predicament after overhearing her father and a man named Otway arguing about funds that have gone missing from a trust. Believing that it’s the only way to save her father from going to prison, Helen agrees to marry Otway, who’s many years her senior. But their matrimony precipitates a series of events that culminates with Helen being suspected of murder. The only man who can crack this quandary is Dr. John Thorndyke—expert in both forensics and strange cases. Helen Vardon’s Confession is the 8th book in the Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherwood Anderson
Editor: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553905198
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time "Here [is] a new order of short story," said H.L. Mencken when Winesburg, Ohio was published in 1919. "It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own." Indeed, Sherwood Anderson's timeless cycle of loosely connected tales--in which a young reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, dreams, and fears of the solitary people in a small Midwestern town at the turn of the century--embraced a new frankness and realism that ushered American literature into the modern age. "There are moments in American life to which Anderson gave not only the first but the final expression," wrote Malcolm Cowley. "Winesburg, Ohio is far from the pessimistic or morbidly sexual work it was once attacked for being. Instead it is a work of love, an attempt to break down the walls of loneliness, and, in its own fashion, a celebration of small-town life in the lost days of good will and innocence."

Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting

Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Stepfamilies and Stepparenting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Prophecy Coles
Editor: Routledge
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Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Step-families and Step-parenting looks at the role step-parents can play in the psychic development of children. Step-parenting requires enormous confidence and resilience that stretches into a territory of human emotions and conflict that can make marriage seem easy. Prophecy Coles’ concern has been that we are witnessing a new kinship system and our psychological thinking has not kept up with the emotional effect that stepparents are having upon the next generation. The author traces the history of our beliefs about stepparents through the oral tradition of the fairy story into our present, arguably prejudiced beliefs about them. Coles explores whether our feelings about stepparents arise from the unconscious tradition that placed stepparents in hostile opposition to the natural forces of parenting. The absence of detailed clinical work on the subject has meant that the author has drawn on interviews, biography and three long term research projects to think about this new family constellation. Covering such topics as the prevalence and importance of step-mothers historically, the reasons for psychoanalytic neglect of this subject, and using clinical material drawn from work with step-mothers, children and fathers, this is a much-needed guide to working with families affected by maternal loss and alternative parenting roles. It will encourage a further appreciation of the psychological difficulties that stepparents face, and at the same time offer a re-appraisal of the pain that young children go through when their parents decide to separate. Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Step-families and Step-parenting will appeal greatly to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Flow Blue

Flow Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Dennehy
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257103989
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An historical study of five generations of women fighting themselves and their family for happiness. FLOW BLUE discusses inherited depression and the alcoholism that contributes to it. It is also a study of mothers and daughters and the relationships they share. Spanning two continents, from Ireland to America, Athlone to Boston, FLOW BLUE lovingly explores why we become the people we are.

I Am Ndileka

I Am Ndileka Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ndileka Mandela
Editor: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1431429694
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Celebrated and honoured across the globe for its bearer's selfless role in the liberation of South Africa, the name Mandela has become an iconic brand. Nelson Mandela's life was dedicated to politics and achieving freedom for the oppressed in the country, which left him little time with his children and loved ones. It was not easy growing up a Mandela.Ndileka Mandela is a social activist, former ICU nurse and the head of a rural upliftment organisation known as the Thembekile Mandela Foundation. Born to Madiba Thembekile Mandela (Nelson Mandela's first born), who died in a car accident while his father was in prison, and the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela, Ndileka has lived a challenging life &– a labyrinth of highs and lows. I Am Ndileka tells the story of a woman who has made great strides in society, but still faces many challenges. Even though South Africa has been emancipated from the apartheid regime and so-called gender inequality structures have been removed, women still face oppression and abuse. In October 2017, as part of the #MeToo campaign to denounce sexual violence, Ndileka disclosed for the first time that she had been raped by her then partner in her own bed five years before. Follow Ndileka on her journey as she deals with death in her family, patriarchy, motherhood, depression, being homeless and surviving rape and abuse. Along the journey of tackling challenges and expectations that come with her last name &– things that she did not ask for but are asked of her nonetheless &– Ndileka finds her voice.


Dissonance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Orr
Editor: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1743050259
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Dissonance begins with piano practice. Fifteen-year-old Erwin Hergert is forced to tackle scales and studies for six hours a day by his mother, Madge, who is determined to produce Australia's first great pianist. To help Erwin focus, Madge has exiled her husband, Johann, to the back shed. Jo is diagnosed with cancer and Madge allows him back inside, but only for long enough to die. Madge takes Erwin to Hamburg to continue his studies. Erwin prospers in Germany with his new teacher until he meets a neighbour, sixteen-year-old Luise, and finds there's more to life than music. Meanwhile, Germany is moving towards war. Late 1930s Hamburg forms the backdrop to an increasingly difficult love-triangle, as Erwin is torn between the piano, Luise, and the demands of his love and devotion to his mother. Soon the bombs, real and imagined, start falling. Marriage and parenthood give way to death, and tragedy. Before long Erwin and Madge are drawn into the horrors of a war that leaves little time for music. Dissonance is a re-imagining of the 'Frankfurt years' of Rose and Percy Grainger. This is a novel about love in one of its most extreme and destructive forms, and how people attempt to survive the threat of possession.

Tears of the Dead

Tears of the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Werbner Dick Werbner
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474473539
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Illuminating 100 years of family history in Western Zimbabwe, from the colonial period to the present, this social biography is the first account of its kind for southern Africa. At the heart of the book are the life histories of several generations of Kalanga men and women in a single extended family. Together they chronicle the family's endurance and empowerment in the face of large scale eviction, displacement from home, the threat of imposed resettlement, guerilla war, and near starvation in a food blockade.

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Ghost Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Otto Penzler
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 034580600X
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A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

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