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A Tapestry of Murders (Canterbury Tales Mysteries, Book 2)

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ISBN : 0755370406
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Download A Tapestry of Murders (Canterbury Tales Mysteries, Book 2) in PDF by Paul Doherty Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-27 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even death cannot stop her... Paul Doherty relates the Man of Law's tale in A Tapestry of Murders - a tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. Chaucer's pilgrims, quarrelling amongst themselves, are now in open countryside enjoying the fresh spring weather as they progress slowly towards Canterbury. A motley collection of travellers, they each have their dark secrets, hidden passions and complex lives. As they shelter in a tavern from a sudden April shower they choose the Man of Law to narrate the next tale of fear and sinister dealings. In August 1358, the Dowager Queen Isabella, mother of King Edward III, the 'She Wolf of France', who betrayed and destroyed her husband because of her adulterous infatuation for Roger Mortimer, lies dying of the pestilence in the sombre fortress of Castle Rising, where her 'loving' son has kept her incarcerated. According to the Man of Law, Isabella dies and her body is taken along the Mile End Road and laid to rest in Greyfriars next to the mangled remains of her lover, who has paid dearly for his presumption in loving a queen. Nevertheless, as in life so in death Isabella causes intrigue, violence and murder. Nicholas Chirke, an honest young lawyer, is brought in to investigate the strange events following her death - and quickly finds himself at his wits' end trying to resolve the mysteries before a great scandal unfolds. What readers are saying about Canterbury Tales Mysteries: 'Doherty does it again. Another gripping yarn in the Canterbury series. Each in the series has its own twists' 'You can almost feel yourself there' 'Spellbinding'


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Hypnotic Tales

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Download Hypnotic Tales in PDF by Richard Sala Full Book and published by Fantagraphics Books. This book was released on 1992-12-02 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enter the world of Richard Sala. It's eerie, sometimes bizarre, and always hypnotic! Meet masked detetives, tormented narrators, deranged doctors, prowling gorillas, villains and victims. Sala's comic strips are gemlike short stories, surreal and absurd where you'll find yourself tangled up with elements of old B-movies, detective thrillers, and dark laughter. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri}


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Sherlock Holmes - The Short Stories (Book 2)

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ISBN : 2322159328
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Download Sherlock Holmes - The Short Stories (Book 2) in PDF by Arthur Conan Doyle Full Book and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2016-04-27 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition contains 27 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is known for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases. Table of Contents: - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Part 2): The Adventure of Black Peter / The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton / The Adventure of the Six Napoleons / The Adventure of the Three Students / The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez / The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter / The Adventure of the Abbey Grange / The Adventure of the Second Stain - His Last Bow: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge / The Adventure of the Red Circle / The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans / The Adventure of the Dying Detective / The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax / The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot / His Last Bow - The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone / The Problem of Thor Bridge / The Adventure of the Creeping Man / The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire / The Adventure of the Three Garridebs / The Adventure of the Illustrious Client / The Adventure of the Three Gables / The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier / The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane / The Adventure of the Retired Colourman / The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger / The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place


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Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1

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Download Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1 in PDF by Jeff Strand Full Book and published by Red Room Press. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, the 19 stories in this new best-of annual anthology feature episodes of graphic gore and violence—including torture, dismemberment, self-mutilation, and home abortion—that are designed to push buttons as well as boundaries...strictly for hardcore horror fans."—Publishers Weekly Excerpt from the Introduction: Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). We staked out our territory and nailed this to the wall to guide us: YEAR'S BEST HARDEST HORROR Not your mama's best-of horror annual. This stuff comes from the edge of the abyss, stories you read at your own risk because you feel the abyss looking right back into you through the tainted lens of each twisted tale. Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect. Some of these quieter tales offer the reader some time to recover from the more disturbing ones preceding. Most of the stories collected here are from small and specialty press anthologies, with a few from periodicals, like the prestigious Splatterpunk Zine in the UK and Thuglit here in the US. Bizarro is also represented with a couple of tales from the unlikely anthology Blood For You: A Literary Tribute To GG Allin from Weirdpunk Books. (If you're not familiar with the late GG Allin, you can find snippets from some of his outrageous and obscene punk shows online, which will increase your appreciation of those two tales.) So for now, forget about that neighbor you suspect is a serial killer, don't worry about the drunk driver that could take you out on your next trip to the store, push those troubling news stories to the back of your mind and immerse yourself in the imaginary horrors at hand. But don't be surprised if you sense something dark staring back at you from between the lines. That is to be expected when you enter these forbidding realms. With any luck, you may find something useful to help you survive the approaching Apocalypse. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: The Year That Was "Worth the Having" by Michael Paul Gonzalez "Awakening" by Jeff Strand "Readings Off The Charts" by Adam Cesare "Reborn" by The Behrg "What's Worst" by David James Keaton "Dead End" by Kristopher Triana "What You Wish For" by Lilith Morgan "King Shits" by Charles Austin Muir "Cleanup On Aisle 3" by Adam Howe "Bath Salt Fetus" by Jorge Palacios "Bored With Brutality" by MP Johnson "Exposed" by Monica J. O'Rourke "Eleanor" by Jason Parent "The Scavengers" by Tony Knighton "The Most Important Miracle" by Scott Emerson "Hungry For Control" by Clare de Lune "Clarissa" by Robert Essig & Jack Bantry "Where The Sun Don't Shine" by Pete Kahle "Blackbird Lullaby" by George Cotronis


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ISBN : 1444010581
Pages : 256 pages
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Download City of Thirst in PDF by Carrie Ryan Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second in a rip-roaring adventure series from a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, this is THE NEVERENDING STORY for a new generation. When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, she must return to the Stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend Fin - who has been forgotten all over again - Marrill must make the treacherous trek to the impossible world of Monerva and uncover the secrets of its long-lost wish machine. Only there can Fin wish to finally be remembered. Only there can Marrill wish to save her world and the people she loves. But to get everything they've ever wanted, Marrill and Fin may have to give up on the most important thing they already have: each other. An epic adventure series from husband-and-wife team, John Parke Davis and Carrie Ryan. Beautifully illustrated by Todd Harris.


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The Literature of Terror: Volume 2

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ISBN : 1317888014
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Literature of Terror: Volume 2 in PDF by David Punter Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Literature of Terror: the Modern Gothic is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. This long awaited second edition has been expanded to take into account the latest critical research, and is now published in two volumes. Volume One covers the period from 1765 to the Edwardian age while Volume Two discusses modern gothic, starting with the 'decadent' gothic writing of Oscar Wilde and continuing through the twentieth century.


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The Supernatural Index

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ISBN : 9780313240300
Pages : 958 pages
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Download The Supernatural Index in PDF by Michael Ashley Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 958 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title


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Download Children's Books in Print in PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 1996 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Simple Forms

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ISBN : 019870609X
Pages : 278 pages
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Download Simple Forms in PDF by Douglas Gray Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simple Forms is a study of popular or folk literature in the medieval period. Focusing both on the vast body of oral literature that lies behind the written texts which have survived from the medieval period and on the popular literature provided by literate authors for audiences of hearers or readers with varying degrees of literacy, Douglas Gray leads new readers to a productively complicated understanding of the relationship between medieval popular culture and the culture of the learned. He argues that medieval society was stratified, in what seems to us a rigid way, but that culturally it was more flexible. Literary topics, themes, and forms moved; there was much borrowing, and a constant interaction. Popular tales, motifs, and ideas passed into learned or courtly works; learned forms and attitudes made their way in into popular culture. All in all this seems to have been a fruitful symbiosis. The book's twelve chapters are principally organised genre, covering epics, ballads, popular romances, folktales, the German sage, legends, animal tales and fables, proverbs, riddles, satires, songs, and drama.


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A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus (Books 1, 2, 3, & Extras)

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Pages : 549 pages
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Download A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus (Books 1, 2, 3, & Extras) in PDF by Alexia Purdy Full Book and published by Lyrical Lit. Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-09 with total page 549 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magic and Malice abound... Shade is thrown into the treacherous Land of Faerie when she meets a mysterious Teleen warrior made of fire and electricity. Sent on a journey to obtain a rare magic only she can wield, she must race against time to save her new friends from the wrath of the Unseelie armies. Discovering her own unique magic and heritage while maneuvering the challenges of Faerie, Shade must fight for everyone she loves to keep her frail world intact. The adamant Unseelie Queen, Aveta, is never one to be trifled with, and she will do anything to keep Shade from succeeding. Along with the darkest creatures of Faerie, the Unseelie hunt Shade to the ends of the earth to use her magic for their own nefarious devices and destroy everything Shade holds dear. Things are never as they seem in the Land of Faerie. This Omnibus includes the following Novels & Extras: Evangeline Ever Shade Ever Fire Ever Winter The Cursed (Also Available Separately) Books in this series: The Withering Palace Evangeline Ever Shade Ever Fire Eve Winter The Cursed Ever Wrath Without Armor History of Fire Ever Dead Legends of Fire Guardians of Fire Ever Fade Book 9 coming soon!


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Best Short Stories Omnibus - Volume 2

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ISBN : 8577775607
Pages : 4779 pages
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Download Best Short Stories Omnibus - Volume 2 in PDF by D. H. Lawrence Full Book and published by Tacet Books. This book was released on 2019-10-31 with total page 4779 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - Mary Shelley - D. H. Lawrence - Ellis Parker Butler - Anthony Trollope - Zona Gale - Emma Orczy - Don Marquis - Charles W. Chesnutt - Kathleen Norris - Stanley G. Weinbaum - Honoré de Balzac - M. R. James - Banjo Paterson - Bret Harte - Henry Lawson - W. W. Jacobs - Charlotte M. Yonge - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - L. Frank Baum - O. Henry - William Dean Howells - T. S. Arthur - Sherwood Anderson - Robert Barr - Lafcadio Hearn - Giovanni Verga - Hamlin Garland - Émile Zola - Stewart Edward White - Sarah Orne Jewett - Willa Cather - George Ade - Robert W. Chambers - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - Ruth McEnery Stuart - Lord Dunsany - George Gissing - Théophile Gautier - Paul Heyse - Selma Lagerlöf - Thomas Burke - Edith Nesbit - Arthur Morrison - Stacy Aumonier - John Galsworthy - E. W. Hornung - Ernest Bramah


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Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes]

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ISBN : 0313345317
Pages : 700 pages
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Download Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection: From Sleuths to Superheroes [2 volumes] in PDF by Mitzi M. Brunsdale Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-07-26 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre


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ISBN : 1591582342
Pages : 354 pages
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Download Reading Raps in PDF by Rita Soltan Full Book and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering 100 ready-made book club instructions for popular children's and YA titles, this guide provides comprehensive background information needed to conduct lively book discussions for four types of family-oriented book clubs--family, mother/daughter, father/son, and readers' rap--as well as a book club for kids only. Perfect for public library programs and after-school book clubs, this is a one-stop resource, with practical, ready-made plans that can easily be adapted to multiple environments.


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The Best in Children's Books

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ISBN : 9780226780603
Pages : 552 pages
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Download The Best in Children's Books in PDF by University of Chicago. Center for Children's Books Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1986-08 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides an annotated list of fourteen hundred of the best children's books published between 1979 and 1984


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Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

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The Book of Cthulhu 2

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ISBN : 1597804363
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Book of Cthulhu 2 in PDF by Ross Lockhart Full Book and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2012-10-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and “a ‘must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness… and beyond. For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu 2, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness. Featuring monstrous stories by many of weird fiction’s brightest lights, The Book of Cthulhu 2 brings you even more tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s greatest creation: The Cthulhu mythos. This year, the stars are right… Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!


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The History of Literature in Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasty

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Download The History of Literature in Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasty in PDF by Li Shi Full Book and published by DeepLogic. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is the volume of “The History of Literature in Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.