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A Carol for the Dead – Illaun Bowe Crime Thriller #1

By Patrick Dunne
  • ISBN Code: : 0717168107
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Pages : 538
  • Category : Fiction
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Uncover the deadly secrets hidden behind impenetrable walls in A Carol for the Dead, the first Illaun Bowe crime thriller by bestselling master of Irish crime fiction Patrick Dunne December 16, dead midwinter. A light dusting of snow is falling over Newgrange, an innocent white to cover the dark soil. A small group is huddled around a shallow grave, dug out of the earth, one of them reaching out to touch what lies inside … When an ancient female body is discovered in a peat bog close to the megalithic tomb of Newgrange, archaeologist Illaun Bowe hopes it is the career-boosting find she’s been searching for. But the body she finds is like none she’s encountered before – its eyes have been gouged out, its throat slashed and there is a sprinkling of holly berries in the earth beside it. Who could have subjected it to such a grotesque and violent end? Hoping the brutalised body will provide much-needed scientific data on the rituals of the pre-Celtic people who built the famous Boyne Valley necropolis, Illaun begins her research in an area full of supernatural history and ghost stories, encountering shady property developers, mysterious locals and, most interestingly of all, a secluded convent that doesn’t appear on any maps. And then the murders begin. One by one, those who were with Illaun at the site are picked off: eyes gouged out, mouths stuffed with holly. It would seem that there are more than bodies buried in the ancient soil … and someone is prepared to go to any lengths to safeguard them … Gripping, clever and unpredictable, A Carol for the Dead is a captivating and suspense-filled thriller by internationally renowned crime writer Patrick Dunne. Contemporary murders are intertwined with ancient Celtic mysteries in an intoxicating web of spine-tingling conspiracies. You won’t be able to put it down! The past always comes back to haunt us … Praise for Patrick Dunne Dunne may be the next big thing in the thriller field out of Ireland. Irish Independent [Patrick Dunne], in his multi-layered novels, explores the darker recesses of the human psyche where his plots are powered by the mysterious and the macabre and include strange happenings in such places as ‘plague pits’ and cemeteries. The Meath Chronicle A Carol for the Dead is a very exciting crime novel; it is filled with unexpected turns, which keeps you on the edge of your seat until the surprising ending. The Crime House Archaeologist Illaun Bowe is the character charged with uncovering a complicated and many-layered plot which takes so many turns that it leaves the reader's head spinning. The Irish Emigrant … attractively-drawn heroine Illaun Bowe neatly combines archaeology, medieval history and current sociological tensions in Ireland in an absorbing read. Irish Independent

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  • Pdf File: a-christmas-carol.pdf

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge's hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realize the kind of person he has become over time and the impact of his actions on those around him. Warmly nostalgic and beautifully written, this story of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of The Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lover's bookshelf.

Murder at the Castle Wakes up the Dead

By Carol Baum
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665708948
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 774
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Immunologist Dr. Jessica Shepard finds herself in a coastal Irish village, staying at the Victorian hostelry, Castle Ryan. She’s been invited there to meet with a television producer and screenwriter. Jessica sparked their interest due to recent exploits that provided her with an unexpected new career—that of amateur detective of mysterious murders. Jessica soon finds herself embroiled in local legend. A very rich man built Castle Ryan long ago for his wife who had literary aspirations. Before that woman could indulge her creativity through publication, she was found dead under suspicious circumstances. Fast-forward to the present, and a guest at Castle Ryan has been found murdered. With possible ghost sightings hanging over her head, Jessica again enlists the help of her admirer and frequent partner in investigation, Canadian narcotics detective inspector Alain Raynaud. The case will take them from Castle Ryan to the exciting capital of Dublin and back. Along the way, they learn how the past and present converge to relate a modern murder to one of the past.

A Melody for James (Christian Romantic Suspense)

By Hallee Bridgeman
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  • Publisher : Olivia Kimbrell Press
  • Book Code : 1939603072
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: a-melody-for-james.pdf

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Strangers meet during an unexpected layover. Hours later, their hearts sing a harmonious duet. Melody Mason finds James Montgomery sincere, honest, and keenly intelligent with a tenderness that contradicts his broad stature. Melody lifts James from the depths of all- consuming grief for the first time since his wife’s murder. Uncannily, they learn that they share much in common. They begin to wonder whether God brought them together. Though determined to unite, sinister events take an ominous turn. The couple won’t even see each other for four long years. Melody rises to stardom as America’s newest Country Music sensation while James brings a billion dollar technological breakthrough within reach. The two finally reunite and find the connection between them has only grown stronger in tempo, joining them like notes in a symphony. But once more, a terrifying hidden truth secretly sneers at their hopes for happiness. After so long apart, the couple must work in close concert. They have to put all their faith in God as they solve the deadly mystery that ties their lives inexplicably together time and again. ***************** bridgeman, christian, christian drama, christian family drama, christian fiction, christian love story, christian mystery, christian romance, christian romantic mystery, christian romantic suspense, christian romantic thriller, christian suspense, christian thriller, contemporary, contemporary christian, contemporary christian fiction, contemporary christian romance, contemporary christian suspense, contemporary drama, contemporary inspirational fiction, contemporary inspirational romance, contemporary inspirational suspense, contemporary love story, contemporary suspense, drama, dramatic christian, dramatic christian fiction, dramatic christian romance, dramatic christian suspense, dramatic inspirational fiction, dramatic inspirational romance, dramatic inspirational suspense, dramatic love story, dramatic suspense, edgy christian fiction, edgy christian romance, edgy inspirational fiction, edgy inspirational romance, fiction, God, hailey bridgeman, haley bridgeman, halle bridgeman, hallee bridgeman, Holy Spirit, inspirational, inspirational christian fiction, inspirational fiction, inspirational romance, inspirational suspense, Jesus, love, love story, olivia kimbrell press, romance, romantic christian, romantic christian fiction, romantic christian romance, romantic christian suspense, romantic drama, romantic inspirational fiction, romantic inspirational suspense, romantic inspirational thriller, romantic love story, romantic suspense, romantic themes, suspenseful drama, traditional love story, traditional romance, traditional suspense, atlanta, Georgia, stalker, corporate espionage, elaborate scheme, country music star, megastar, espionage, music tour, music business, murder, Kosovo, crime, passion, broken engagement, love at first sight, southern romance, violence

'Til Death

By Carol J. Perry
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 1496731441
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: til-death.pdf

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The staff at Salem, Massachusetts’s local station, WICH-TV, is looking forward to the wedding of their program director, Lee Barrett. But when Lee heads off on her Maine honeymoon, she’ll be haunted by the ghosts of her own past . . . Lee and Detective Sergeant Pete Mondello are finally tying the knot—and Lee is tying up loose ends before the big day. It’ll be an adjustment moving out of Aunt Ibby’s house, but the couple will stay nearby—after all, they have to share custody of O’Ryan, their clairvoyant cat. And Aunt Ibby will be renting out Lee’s old apartment . . . though she’s getting some bad vibes from her current prospective tenant. After the celebration, complete with a cake made by the station magician, there should be time to relax—but the Maine island happens to be near the site of the crash that long ago killed Lee’s parents, a mystery she’s never been able to solve. Soon she’ll be putting wedding gifts aside and turning to her psychic gifts instead, to wrap up crimes both past and present . . . Praise for the Witch City Mysteries “Yet another hit in the Witch City Mystery series!” —Fresh Fiction on Murder, Take Two “Carol J. Perry juggles these details with finesse and moves the plot toward a creepy conclusion that adds a few shivers to this cozy.” —BookPage on Late Checkout “This delightful read set against the Halloween festivities in Salem is perfect cozy read for a blustery autumn evening.” —The Intelligencer on Late Checkout

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

By Les Standiford
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 1524763268
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: the-man-who-invented-christmas.pdf

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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world—now a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

The Death of Character

By James Davison Hunter
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 046501173X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-death-of-character.pdf

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The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.

Mystery Women, Volume Two (Revised)

By Colleen Barnett
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1615950095
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: mystery-women-volume-two.pdf

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DIVMany bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound. Look at the popularity of such reading guides as Willetta Heising's Detecting Women (3rd ed. 0-9644593-7-X) or Amanda Cross' fiction (Honest Doubt 0-345-44011-0 11/00)./div

Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland

By Robert Evans,Maggie Humphreys
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441137963
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-composers-for-the-church-in-great-britain-and-ireland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A dictionary containing 3500 biographical entries, each representing a composer whose work has been used within the worship of the church in Britain and Ireland.

A Christmas Carol Murder

By Heather Redmond
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1496717201
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: a-christmas-carol-murder.pdf

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In this clever reimagining of Charles Dickens’s life, he and fiancée Kate Hogarth must solve the murder of an old miser, just before Christmas . . . London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn the dead man, his neck strangely wrapped in chains, is Jacob Harley, the business partner of the resident of the house, an unpleasant codger who owns a counting house, one Emmanuel Screws. Ever the journalist, Charles dedicates himself to discovering who's behind the diabolical defenestration. But before he can investigate further, Harley's corpse is stolen. Following that, Charles is visited in his quarters by what appears to be Harley's ghost—or is it merely Charles’s overwrought imagination? He continues to suspect Emmanuel, the same penurious penny pincher who denied his father a loan years ago, but Kate insists the old man is too weak to heave a body out a window. Their mutual affection and admiration can accommodate a difference of opinion, but matters are complicated by the unexpected arrival of an infant orphan. Charles must find the child a home while solving a murder, to ensure that the next one in chains is the guilty party . . . Praise for the Dickens of a Crime Mysteries! “Mystery fans and history buffs alike should cheer.” —KirkusSTARRED Review “Sharp, incisive, and delightfully twisty. I’m sure I won't be the only reader exclaiming, ‘What the Dickens?!’” —Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author. “As easy to read as one of Mr. Dickens’ actual novels and as entertaining.” —New York Journal of Books “Fans of Anne Perry will love this one.” —Dianne Freeman, award–winning author

Christmas Carol Murder

By Leslie Meier
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1617736988
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: christmas-carol-murder.pdf

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New York Times-Bestselling Author:“Longtime Lucy Stone series readers will be happy to catch up on life in Tinker’s Cove in this cozy Christmas mystery.”—Library Journal It’s Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But not everyone is full of cheer. Tinker’s Cove has fallen on hard times this year, and with so many residents struggling to make ends meet, Christmas festivities are a luxury some can't afford. But the story’s not so bleak at Downeast Mortgage, whose tightfisted owners, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in profits from everyone’s misfortune. Half the town is in their debt, so when the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many… “Engaging…[a] satisfying conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly “I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times-bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries