The Coffin Trail


Author: Martin Edwards

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749010215

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 454

You can never bury the past... Oxford historian and TV personality Daniel Kind and his new lover, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy Tarn Cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District But though they hope to live the dream, the past has a way of catching up. When DCI Hannah Scarlett launches a cold case review into an old crime, Brackdale’s skeletons start to rattle. Daniel and Hannah soon find themselves risking their lives as they search for a ruthless killer who is prepared to murder again to hide a shocking secret.

The Thin Places

A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to the Driftless


Author: Kevin Koch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532639848

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 4090

In Irish Celtic lore, "thin places" are those locales where the veil between this world and the otherworld is porous, where there is mystery in the landscape. The earth takes on the hue of the sacred among peoples whose connection to place has remained unbroken through the ages. What happens, then, when a Celtic view of nature is brought home to a North American landscape in which many inhabitants' ancestral connections to place are surface-thin? In a quest to find a deeper spiritual landscape in his own home, Kevin Koch applies eight principles of a Celtic spiritual view of nature to places in Ireland and to the American Midwest's rugged Driftless Area, an unglaciated region of river bluffs, rock outcrops, and steeply wooded hills. The Thin Places brings onsite mountaineering guides, spiritual leaders, geologists, and archaeologists alongside scholars in the fields of Celtic studies, religion, and conservation. But the text never strays far from story, from a trek through the Wicklow Mountains and the bogs of Western Ireland or among ancient Native American burial mounds and abandoned nineteenth-century lead mines in the bluffs above the Mississippi River.

The Coffin of James Genius


Author: Jeff Petrill

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595606857

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 3531

James Genius is a traveler hiding a secret. While trying to fit into a community that thrives off death, James begins building a new life that quickly turns into a personal hell in futuristic America. A new Civil War brews in America while James simultaneously fights his own internal demons and hallucinations as he attempts to locate the survivors of his hidden family. While the government promises to protect and separate citizens from one another, obsessive political control and suspicious behavior begins to confuse and upset the public. As a result, survival groups start preparing for the collapse of the government while a news organization, The Zoo Trials, tries to explain and solve the country's seemingly inevitable demise. James holds the key to a major change, but in a futile attempt to protect himself, he pretends he doesn't recall his past. Meanwhile, others encourage James to reveal his true self, but he waits for the right moment to fuel his transformation. Only time will tell if James finds the real life he's been desperately seeking and if the citizens of this revolutionary community will pull together and plant the seeds of positive change.

A Runner's Trail


Author: Dominic Petrucci

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910721X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 4360

This is the story of my life. From the beginning when my mother died when I was two months old, and my father when I was eleven. It goes into how I struggled trying to find myself, and make my peace with God. Along the way I fell in love with running. It became my therapy. I meet amazing people throughout my story. There are unexpected tragedies that I must overcome. And in the end I see the big picture. I have a great understanding of my life. I think my story will help you with whatever challenges you may be facing.

The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide


Author: Clive Forth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472902386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 211

View: 551

The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide reveals the best trails to ride across the British Isles. Road-tested by experienced rider Clive Forth, this is a must-have resource for any mountain biker. ? A comprehensive guide ? covering the best purpose-built trail centres ? Trail evaluation helps you decide which trail to ride: the grading, the facilities, the ride experience ? Handy size, packed with clear maps, helpful photos and trail description ? Trails from across Britain and Ireland featured.

Trails West

Book II the Trail to San Jacinto


Author: Betty Smith Meischen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595258972

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2158

Becky stood up abruptly and began to walk back towards the Inn. He followed her and grabbed her hand. "Don't you see? I want to be free so that you and I can be together." Becky disengaged her hand from his. "I will not be just another plaything of yours. I think you should leave, Mr. Travis." "No. I'm not. I can't. He caught her hand again and pulled her against his chest, holding her tightly against his fast-beating heart. "You must know by now how I feel about you." He brushed her blond hair with his lips. "I can't leave," he whispered against her ear, "because I am in love with you, Rebecca Cummings." He pulled her chin up, and for the first time in all those months, he kissed her lips. "Did you hear what I said? Becky, I love you." When William Barret Travis, a young attorney from Alabama, arrives in Austin's Colony, he makes a huge impact on all of the settlers' lives, especially that of lovely Rebecca Cummings. As the colonists prepare for war with Mexico, the Texas pioneers struggle to free themselves from the bonds of tyranny until they finally win their independence at San Jacinto.

Murder & Mystery Trails of Northumberland & The Borders


Author: Clive Kristen

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849894353

Category: True Crime

Page: 148

View: 9545

Popular TV ghosthunter, Clive Kristen, takes the reader in search of the most notorious murderers in Northumberland's history and tries to unravel the circumstances and mysteries that still surround their crimes. The stories are woven into their historical context within the area. Although the trails are largely rural, we have included the region's capital and some of its most ancient buildings. Many of the stories have never been published before in any format. So get out your boots and brollies and join the author at some of his favourite murder scenes.

Graphic Novels

A Bibliographic Guide to Book-length Comics


Author: D. Aviva Rothschild

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563080869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 9808

The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.

On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots


Author: J. Keith Cheetham

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780946487509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 179

View: 4186

Traces the tumultuous life of Mary Stuart, who became queen at the age of one week and was eventually beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I