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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

The Body in Four Parts

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Author: Janet Kauffman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480434523

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A non-linear passion play; an eloquent demand for a return to the roots of our being, our most ancient and elemental nature—air, earth, fire, water.

Murder in My Backyard

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447253205

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Murder in My Backyard is the second novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. No one in Heppleburn has a bad word to say about Alice Parry . . . . . . But here she is, murdered in her own backyard on a bitter St. David's Eve. And when detective Stephen Ramsay starts asking questions in the village, a more ambiguous picture begins to emerge. Yes, old Mrs. Parry was loved by everyone, but sometimes her kindness had caused trouble. Yes, her two nephews were devoted to her, but they didn't really want her interfering in their rather complicated personal lives. Even among her neighbours, Alice Parry's helpfulness had sometimes misfired; and after her death, tension tight as a clenched fist grips the uneasy village. Meanwhile, the suspects keep rolling in, and Heppleburn's friendly neighbourhood killer continues his nasty piece of work . . .

The Psyche of the Body

A Jungian Approach to Psychosomatics

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Author: Denise Gimenez Ramos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135754438

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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The Psyche of the Body is a passionate and well-informed plea for a Jungian version of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. Illustrated by vivid clinical illustrations of case histories, The Psyche of the Body reviews the long history of psychosomatic medicine and models of the relationship between psyche and body that have evolved over time, and presents a full revision of research in the field over the last twenty years. It presents a much-needed theoretical model together with practical guidelines that demonstrate how the psychological aspects of specific illnesses should be handled in therapy and analysis. Practicing and training Jungian analysts, as well as all those involved in clinical treatment, will find the interdisciplinary approach to psychosomatic medicine promoted in this book fascinating reading.

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

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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.

Mouse 2

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Author: Daniel S. Knowles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456855980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 882

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Journey back to Mousetown in this tenth mouse book and go with them on another 171 adventures as they boldly conduct themselves in a professional manner throughout the stories, some of the time. Don’t be surprised at what you read, and remember, there may be some stories that you may want to skip over. If you are a young pup, you may want some parental guidance, and as always, read at your own risk; the mice prefer it that way.

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.

Children in the City

Home Neighbourhood and Community

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Author: Pia Christensen,Margaret O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134512651

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This timely and thought-provoking book explores children's lives in modern cities. At a time of intense debate about the quality of life in cities, this book examines how they can become good places for children to live in. Through contributions from childhood experts in Europe, Australia and America, the book shows the importance of studying children's lives in cities in a comparative and generational perspective. It also contains fascinating accounts of city living from children themselves, and offers practical design solutions. The authors consider the importance of the city as a social, material and cultural place for children, and explore the connections and boundaries between home, neighbourhood, community and city. Throughout, they stress the importance of engaging with how children see their city in order to reform it within a child-sensitive framework. This book is invaluable reading for students and academics in the field of anthropology, sociology, social policy and education. It will also be of interest to those working in the field of architecture, urban planning and design.

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.