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The Dead Travel Fast

By Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0369718089
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange wants nothing to do with it all. With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Rumania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants: the ailing dowager, the troubled steward, and her own fearful friend, Cosmina. But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle's master, Count Andrei Dragulescu. Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure, the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora's imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal. His allure is superlative, his dominion over the superstitious town, absolute—and he is determined to bring Theodora under his sway. Before her sojourn ends—or her novel is complete—Theodora will be forever changed. For obsession can prove fatal… and she is in danger of falling prey to more than just desire. Previously Published.

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‘Poems’ was published at Wilde’s expense less than 10 years before he wrote his acclaimed novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ It contains some of his best-loved poetry, including ‘Ravenna,’ ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol,’ and ‘Sonnet On Hearing The Dies Irae Sung In The Sistine Chapel.’ Despite being criticised in the Press, ‘Poems’ sold out during its first run and further editions had to be printed in the same year. Wilde went on to gift copies of the book to assorted dignitaries, including Albert Edward, the then Prince of Wales. The anthology is an insightful exploration of human emotions and a landmark in his career. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and wit. He was an advocate of the Aesthetic movement, which extolled the virtues of art for the sake of art. During his career, Wilde wrote nine plays, including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan,’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance,’ many of which are still performed today. His only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was adapted for the silver screen, in the film, ‘Dorian Gray,’ starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth. In addition, Wilde wrote 43 poems, and seven essays. His life was the subject of a film, starring Stephen Fry.

Elvis and the Grateful Dead

By Peggy Webb
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 0758262965
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
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When the first Elvis impersonator is found slumped over his piano, a heart attack seems the likely suspect. But when a second keels over mid-swagger at Callie Valentine Jones's party, suspicious minds begin to wonder if something foul is afoot. Because everyone knows two dead Elvis impersonators add up to only one thing: murder. As it turns out, Callie's cousin Lovie--a 190-pound bombshell who's had more lovers than the King had hit records--turns out to be suspect #1. Callie knows she's innocent but to prove it, she and Lovie will have to find out who the real killer is. It's a mystery fit for a King, and with a little help from Callie's hunk-a-burnin' love ex Jack, and her talented hound dog Elvis--who's convinced he's the true reincarnation of the King--Callie and Lovie are determined to have the killer singing Jailhouse Rock. But they need to move fast and be ready for the killer's next move, because their chance may be now. . .or never! "Another crazy, fast-paced mystery sure to leave cozy fans chuckling and waiting for the next adventure." --Booklist "Webb's sly sense of humor and neatly plotted mystery is laugh-out-loud hilarious." --Romantic Times

The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories

By Stephen Jones
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510736468
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 286
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Sixteen rare terror tales to chill your bones—from Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Tanish Lee, and more. To sleep, perchance to dream . . . of horrors! Here are some of the stories that gave their own authors nightmares—things that go bump at night, hauntings that lurk in the back of the mind, skin-crawling moments between the realms of wakefulness and sleep. In this somnambulistic collection, award-winning editor Stephen Jones asks many of the biggest names in horror fiction to choose their own favorite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, have been unjustly overlooked or ignored. From Hugh B. Cave’s 1930s “shudder pulp” tale to Ramsey Campbell’s stunning novella of barely concealed hysteria and grim black humor, these are the “forgotten” stories ripe for rediscovery, by such acclaimed authors as Poppy Z. Brite, Basil Copper, Harlan Ellison®, Neil Gaiman, Caítlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Tanith Lee, and Michael Marshall Smith. Be warned: do not try to read this book at night, because these superior horror stories—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have put it down, shut off the lights, and ducked under the covers. As you try to get off to sleep, who knows what dreams may come. . . ? Winner of the British Fantasy Award “A solid collection with a fine and varied assortment of themes and eras. . . . I recommend this collection highly.” —Cemetery Dance Magazine “There is no doubt that Stephen Jones is one of the very best anthologists working in the horror and fantasy fields now or in the past. . . . I continue to look forward to each new volume that he publishes. The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories is no exception. I highly recommend it to both seasoned adventurers in the horror genre who may uncover new delights from their favorite authors to newcomers who will find examples of the very best between its pages.” —John Gilbert, Phantasmagoria Magazine?

Loch of the Dead

By Oscar de Muriel
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1405926236
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 802
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'A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery' New York Times 'I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic' Ian Rankin _______________ A CASE FOR FREY & McGRAY The Scottish Highlands, 1889. When a young heir receives a sinister death threat, Inspectors Frey and 'Nine-Nails' McGray answer a desperate plea to offer him protection. The detectives travel north to the remote and misty Loch Maree, site of an ancient burial ground. They must stay with the mysterious Koloman family - any one of whom might be a suspect. But Frey and McGray have little time to get their bearings. Even before they arrive the boy's guardian is brutally murdered, and one thing becomes clear to the two detectives: Someone is willing to kill to protect the secrets of Loch Maree. _______________ Praise for the Frey & McGray series: 'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch' Manda Scott 'Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream' Independent 'A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller' Crime Review 'Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best' Historical Novel Society

The Dead Secret

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473366836
  • Total of Pages : 523
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 925
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This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1857. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel – T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.” Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Journal of the Dead

By Jason Kersten
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062032437
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: journal-of-the-dead.pdf

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I killed and buried my best friend today ... When authorities found Raffi Kodikian -- barely alive -- four days after he and his friend David Coughlin became lost in Rattlesnake Canyon, they made a grim and shocking discovery. Kodikian freely admitted that he had stabbed Coughlin twice in the heart. Had there been a darker motive than mercy? And how could anyone, under any circumstances, kill his best friend? Armed with the journal Kodikian and Coughlin carried into Rattle- snake Canyon, Jason Kersten re-creates in riveting detail those fateful days that led to the killing in an infamously unforgiving wilderness.

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

By E. A. Wallis Budge
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  • Publisher : Crestline Books
  • Book Code : 0760364435
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 725
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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is a compendium of classic texts by one of the greatest translators and historians of ancient Egypt, as well as one of the most renowned Egyptologists of all time, E.A. Wallis Budge. Discover the magic of ancient Egypt in this comprehensive text. In Part I, using plain, easy-to-understand language, Budge delves into the history, instructions, motifs, themes, spells, incantations, and charms written for the dead that ancient Egyptians would need to employ to pass from this world into the next. Throughout centuries, these "books of the dead man" were often found buried alongside mummies and inside tombs, which locals and grave robbers would collect. In Part II, Budge's classic translation of the Book of the Dead from the Papyrus of Ani (and others) is presented in its original format and contains the prayers, incantations, and ancient text used to help guide the dead during their journey. Finally, in Part III, a list of Egyptian deities is provided. Illustrated throughout with great care, including photos, fine art, and other illustrations, this edition will bring the historic afterlife guide back to life.

31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volume 7

By Drac Von Stoller
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  • Publisher : Drac Von Stoller
  • Book Code : 1540819256
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: 31-horrifying-tales-from-the-dead-volume-7.pdf

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Drac Von Stoller enters into another dark realm with famous killers Billy the Kid, H.H. Holmes, Lizzie Borden, Elizabeth Bathory. Drac also brings a new tale of road rage and also delves into the occult with a ouija board. So sit back and dim the lights and lock the door as Drac Von Stoller fills each readers minds with even more terror than before.

Sitting Up With The Dead: A Storied Journey through the American South

By Pamela Petro
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1611459788
  • Total of Pages : 999
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: sitting-up-with-the-dead.pdf

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Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how stories originate as well as how they are passed down. She paints vivid portraits of the tellers while compiling tales about Jack the trickster, boo-hags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles. The story of the South is not finished. Petro's revelatory investigation into its oral culture is as intoxicating as it is fun.