The Body in the Backyard

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Author: Hollis Shiloh

Publisher: Spare Words Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Clarence Collin is pushing up daisies—in Abe's bed of zinnias! When the caustic critic of a TV gardening show winds up murdered in Abe's well-groomed backyard, both Abe and his hunky-but-irritating neighbor Gregory might be on the suspect list. Abe starts amateur sleuthing in self-defense...and to spend time with Gregory. When the two green thumbs look into their neighborhood's dirty little secrets, who knows what they'll dig up? A cozy gay mystery 51,000 words

A Body in the Backyard

A Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery, #4

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Author: Elizabeth Spann Craig

Publisher: Elizabeth Craig

ISBN: 0983920885

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Extreme gardening often involves gnomes and planted bodies… It’s just an ordinary day for octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover—until her yardman discovers a dead body planted in her backyard. This death isn’t cut and dried—the victim was bashed in the head with one of Myrtle’s garden gnomes. Myrtle’s friend Miles recognizes the body and identifies him as Charles Clayborne… reluctantly admitting he’s a cousin. Charles wasn’t the sort of relative you bragged about—he was a garden variety sleaze, which is very likely why he ended up murdered. As Myrtle starts digging up dirt to nip the killings in the bud, someone’s focused on scaring her off the case. Myrtle vows to find the murderer…before she’s pushing up daisies, herself.

Camping in the Backyard

Home on Leave

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Author: Anthony Zatti

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595174086

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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During boot camp at Ramapo Training Center, Michael, a cute guy from rural New York, meets Jonathan, a sophisticated, hunky, wealthy, young man from Manhattan. They fall in love during their grueling weeks together. While home on leave they consummate their love as they come to terms with their homosexuality. They plan to spend their lives together and covenant to care for each other always. When Jonathan's father is killed, Jonathan and his stepmother, Lillian, take over Taylor Oil. Jonathan helps Michael get started with the training he needs to fulfill his destiny as a world-renowned baritone. During a reckless, macho display on a double date with Michael and his friend, Maureen, at a drive-in movie, Jonathan impregnates Theresa, a pizza waitress. Theresa wants to get out of crappy Mellon and believes she has found the ticket. Gary, Michael's friend from junior high school, feels brokenhearted and completely abandoned when Michael returns to Mellon with Jonathan. He forces himself to move on with his life and runs into Addison, a married, savvy, real estate executive, and enters into a passionate affair. Life in Mellon heats up and leave from boot camp isn't over yet!

Body in the Backyard

(Penguin Petit)

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Author: Manjula Padmanabhan

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 938762563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 15

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Since the discovery of a decaying corpse in their backyard, the members of the Bajaj family have experienced a host of emotions from shock to disgust to exasperation to fury. But when the young CID officer Vasant arrives at the crime scene, he can immediately tell that the Bajaj family may not be as innocent as they seem. However, seeing as Mr Bajaj is the additional secretary to revenue and has a meeting with the prime minister in a couple of hours, Vasant has no option but to speed up his investigation. But he is not worried. The "still alive" corpse has just started talking and Vasant is all ears. Subversive, exciting, and revealing, with a twist you actually won't be ready for, Manjula Padmanathan's Body in the Backyard is as compelling as it is well-written.

The House in the Curve

Hope’S Child

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Author: Patricia Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477146857

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Once again the house in the curve is involved in many frightening events. Evvie and Emma have both been kidnapped along with their dog, Duncan. Emma has even revealed new gifts that no one else in the family possesses. Pastor Jim is searching for his birth parents and learns facts about his ancestry he never would have imagined. High on a hill above Coopersville is the old Anderson mansion where ghosts abound and humans are trying to co-exist. With help from Evvie and her friend Chief Haynes most of the confl ict is exposed and a killer is unmasked. Even Grandma Duncan is trying to set a trap for a murderer using her feminine wiles. There are also some new children coming into the family and at least one has an extraordinary power to share with the McDougal clan.

The Body in the Vestibule

A Mystery

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Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466813113

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Satisfying her hunger for epicurean adventure in the French provinces, small town caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild decides to throw the perfect dinner party. But during cleanup after the last guest has departed her gastronomical triumph, she encounters something neither expected nor welcome: a dead body lying in her vestibule. Unfortunately it doesn't help la belle americaine's credibility when the corpse vanishes before the local gendarmes arrive. But Faith realizes that, though the police refuse to take her seriously, a killer just might. And if she doesn't get to the bottom of this fiendish French conundrum, Faith's recent successful feast could end up being her last, in Katherine Hall Page's The Body in the Vestibule.

The Body in the Bouillon

A Mystery

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Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466806605

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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The Body in the Bouillon, the third volume in Katherine Hall Page's cozy mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House — an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat's flu-depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face-first into a bowl of Faith's hot and savory bouillon. But it isn't until a blackmailing drug dealer turns up dead in Faith's bedroom that the amateur investigator realizes that murder not only happens at Hubbard, it's the specialty of the house! And Faith's own demise might very well be the next item on the menu.

Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

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Author: Edward R. Ricciuti

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157679X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels. As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as we come face to face in the man-made landscape. Readers will learn how to protect against potential dangers even as they are being thoroughly entertained by hair-raising tales of real-life encounters.

Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia

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Author: John J. Eddleston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074145

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper

Chronicles of a Haunted House

A Diabolical Haunting

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Author: Kevin Michael Guest

Publisher: Kevin Michael Guest

ISBN: 1451583869

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Something is wrong in the Davis House. Every person who has crossed the threshold has been irreversibly changed or killed. How do you cope with the sudden terror that your house is haunted? How can you fight what you don't understand? How can deal with emotions you cannot explain? Terror is an emotion you feel when something is about to happen to you. There is no word for the emotion you will feel as it is happening to you. Don't believe me? Why don't you come inside? You're guaranteed to have a lustful, thrilling time. What are you waiting for? She wants you...WarningSexually Explicit Version

Miracles in the Backyard - The Divine Love Path & Tools for Soul Healing

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Author: Loise White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326240471

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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Miracles in the Backyard Description: "Miracles in the Backyard"" summarises some aspects of the Divine Love Path, highlighting some of the Universal Laws and their effects upon the body, spirit body and Soul. Divine Truth & Love, the Soul, faith, prayer, forgiveness, humility, Soul-Mates, the Spirit world, parenting, sex and sexuality are also explored from God's perspective. "Miracles in the Backyard" also addresses various concerns such as self-esteem, success, relationships, reincarnation, manifestation, abundance and body weight from both a Natural Love and a Divine Love perspective. Western medicine generally treats only the symptoms of disease and mental illness. The book explores some of the core reasons underpinning addiction, depression, anxiety, illness, co-dependent relationships and parenting challenges. A practical step-by-step healing program involving prayer and the safe expression and release of repressed emotions, including anger, fear, shame and grief are discussed.

Lost in the Backyard

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Author: Alison Hughes

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459807960

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Flynn hates the outdoors. Always has. He barely pays attention in his Outdoor Ed class. He has no interest in doing a book report on Lost in the Barrens. He doesn’t understand why anybody would want to go hiking or camping. But when he gets lost in the wilderness behind his parents’ friends’ house, it’s surprising what he remembers, insulate your clothes with leaves, eat snow to stay hydrated, build a shelter, eat lichen, and how hopelessly inept he is at survival techniques.

The Body Snatchers

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Author: Jack Finney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575089164

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney's sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society at the time, to become a classic of paranoia; an examination of our fear of 'the other'. Most people know the story from seeing THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the classic 1978 remake (one of the few Hollwood remakes said to better than the original, made in 1956) starring Donald Sutherland. Here's your chance to read the original source; a story that has resonated with readers and viewers for more than 50 years.

In Our Backyard

A Guide to Understanding Pollution and Its Effects

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Author: Travis P. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285694

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 1944

This is a welcome answer to the public's desire to know about the environment. Without taking sides, it addresses vital questions on everything from drinking water quality to the cost of toxic controls and cleanups. The information is up-to-date and complete, and the format is designed to be accessible. A question-and-answer format is employed for clarity and compactness, and topics are covered in a rising progression of complexity.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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Author: Jack Finney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772096

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Celebrate one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, friends, family, the woman he loves, and the entire world as he knows it. First published in 1955, this classic science fiction thriller about the ultimate alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has inspired multiple film adaptations and entertained readers for decades. This repackaged edition features a new cover by Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz.

Chronicles of Foxwood

Author of the Haunted Houses of Reindeer Manor

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Author: Kevin Michael Guest

Publisher: Kevin Michael Guest

ISBN: 1456316168

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Dr. Anderson was murdered on November 3rd, 2008 after investigating the infamous Reindeer Manor. Prior to his death, he was counseled by his long term friend and colleague, Dr. Weinstein. Now, Dr. Weinstein has discovered that the very house he discussed with his colleague on the day of his death was actually Dr. Anderson's last investigation prior to Reindeer Manor. Foxwood is a property with a tumultuous history. Every person who has entered has died or fled in terror. Can anything tame this horror of a house? Join Dr. Weinstein and discover the horror's that have tormented those who dared to reside at Foxwood.

In the Flesh

Twenty Writers Explore the Body

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Author: Lynne Van Luven,Kathy Page

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1926972384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair? In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think about—and live within—our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author’s candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life. Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, André Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.

Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard

A Guide to Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths and Cultures

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Author: Rajendra Pillai

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307552860

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard is designed as a guidebook for Christians to better understand and engage people from other countries including immigrants, foreign exchange students, and tourists. By both region and religion, author Rajendra K. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. Between 1990 and 2000, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism–along with many other religions–grew at a record pace, due heavily to immigration and conversion. During this same period of time the number of people who call themselves Christians dropped by 9 percent. Meanwhile, 98 percent of churches experienced non-growth or declines in attendance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Backyard Medicine

Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

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Author: Julie Bruton-Seal,Matthew Seal

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626368694

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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With this “wonderful book all herbalists need,” you can learn to make your own teas, tinctures, poultices, and more (David Hoffmann, BSc FNIMH). Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer. Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines. Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.

Homicide

A Year on the Killing Streets

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Author: David Simon

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429900959

Category: True Crime

Page: 672

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From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.