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

Written By: Patrick Dunne
  • ID Book : 0717168107
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 538
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 961
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-carol-for-the-dead-illaun-bowe-crime-thriller-1.pdf

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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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  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol-charles-dickens.pdf

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Pages : 365
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  • File Pdf: the-night-of-four-hundred-rabbits.pdf

Book Summary:

An unexpected "gift" has arrived for Carol Farley this Christmas: an envelope with no return address containing a newspaper clipping. Blurred but unmistakable is a photo of a man missing for years and feared dead—Carol's father. It is a summons calling her to a world she has never known, to a place of ancient majesty and blood-chilling terror. Surrounded by towering pyramids on Mexico City's Walk of the Dead, a frightened yet resolute young woman searches for a perilous truth and for the beloved parent she thought was gone forever. But there are dark secrets lurking in the shadows of antiquity, a conspiracy she never imagined . . . and enemies who are determined that Carol Farley will not leave Mexico alive.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

By Samantha Silva
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Isbn : 1250154030
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 319
  • File Pdf: mr-dickens-and-his-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

“A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” —Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic. Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in. Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

Wheat That Springeth Green

By J.F. Powers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Isbn : 1590176588
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: wheat-that-springeth-green.pdf

Book Summary:

Wheat That Springeth Green, J. F. Powers’s beautifully realized final work, is a comic foray into the commercialized wilderness of modern American life. Its hero, Joe Hackett, is a high school track star who sets out to be a saint. But seminary life and priestly apprenticeship soon damp his ardor, and by the time he has been given a parish of his own he has traded in his hair shirt for the consolations of baseball and beer. Meanwhile Joe’s higher-ups are pressing for an increase in profits from the collection plate, suburban Inglenook’s biggest business wants to launch its new line of missiles with a blessing, and not all that far away, in Vietnam, a war is going on. Joe wants to duck and cover, but in the end, almost in spite of himself, he is condemned to do something right. J. F. Powers was a virtuoso of the American language with a perfect ear for the telling clich? and an unfailing eye for the kitsch that clutters up our lives. This funny and very moving novel about the making and remaking of a priest is one of his finest achievements.

A Marriage Carol

By Chris Fabry,Gary D. Chapman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn : 0802478379
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 828
  • File Pdf: a-marriage-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Jacob is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring. The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs—and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?

'Til Death

By Carol J. Perry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Isbn : 1496731441
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 658
  • File Pdf: til-death.pdf

Book Summary:

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

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1448206790
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

This enhanced ebook works on devices capable of playing audio books. Christmas past, present, and future and the redemptive power of giving are brought vividly to life by Monica Dickens' reading of A Christmas Carol together with the original text. Christmas can be happy and difficult in equal measure. Charles and Monica Dickens recognized this and both have left an extraordinary legacy affirming the redemptive power of giving. First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the timeless tale of Scrooge, the most miserly of all misers, and how he is shown the true meaning of Christmas by four ghostly visitors - his partner Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. By Christmas day, he has learnt his lesson and is willing to enter into the spirit of things. Monica Dickens reads A Christmas Carol as it was read to her by her grandfather, who in turn heard it from the author himself. Monica Dickens gave an everlasting gift to others by establishing the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands in Falmouth, Massachusetts in 1977. This recording is the original radio version which has been enhanced by new music and engineering to honor them both. Proceeds will benefit Samaritan crisis lines, support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide, and community outreach programs. God Bless Us, Every One!

A Melody for James (Christian Romantic Suspense)

By Hallee Bridgeman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Olivia Kimbrell Press
  • Isbn : 1939603072
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: a-melody-for-james.pdf

Book Summary:

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

A Midnight Carol

By Patricia K. Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1466883618
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: a-midnight-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

A novel based on the true story of the struggle Charles Dickens faced during the winter of 1843 while writing his now-classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol 1843, London. Though the approaching Christmas looks bleak at the home of the Dickens family, Charles and his pregnant wife Catherine try to maintain a good cheer for their four young children. Debts are mounting, food is scarce, and Charles' books—according to his miserly publisher—are no longer selling. Then Charles has an idea, which comes to him in the ghostly form of Oliver Cromwell, the long-dead, spirit-crushing, Lord Protector of England. A Christmas Carol will be Dickens' most brilliant work yet, both for its mass appeal and underlying political message. But many sinister forces oppose the success of this literary gem; and it is only through faith, kindness and the innate goodness of mankind that A Christmas Carol will become a timeless classic—and that the young writer Charles Dickens will truly save Christmas for all of England... Find the true story in A Midnight Carol by Patricia K. Davis, sure to become a brand new Christmas classic.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

By Les Standiford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 1524763268
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: the-man-who-invented-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

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
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 046501173X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: the-death-of-character.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

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