The Ceiling Man

Author: Patricia Lillie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541264137
Page: 300
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A novel of slow burn horror. Carole knows there can be no tie between her autistic daughter and the strange events in Port Massasauga. It's not logical.It's not possible. The Ceiling Man has picked up other watchers in his travels, but they all dismissed him as a nightmare. The girl is different. She knows he's real. Teenage Abby is an innocent. The stranger only she sees and hears introduces her to evil. When Carole falls under the stranger's sway, Abby must solve the puzzle of The Ceiling Man and save them both.

Blood On The Ceiling

The Awesome Calamities of Addiction and the Miracle of Recovery
Author: Nelson Trout
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0970356366
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 110
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BLOOD ON THE CEILING is a first-hand view of life inside the walls of two separate drug and alcohol rehab facilities, as well as the many half-way houses, and countless AA and NA meetings I attended. Some of the stories and characters in this book seem no less than inconceivable, yet they are true. I was there. This is my story. This is their story. Hold on!

The Knowledge that can lead Man to an Eternal Life!

How man can achieve Immortality, Unlimited Energy, faster than light Spaceships, Perfection and much more!
Author: Raphael Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146534702X
Category: Fiction
Page: 188
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Ever wondered what it would feel like to acquire vast knowledge, advanced technology, enhanced spirituality, and even the fountain of youth?! Then wait no more!! Clan-X is the answer to all of this! But who or what is a Clan-X? Clan-X is a vast and advanced universal fighting force that travel the universe in search of planets to warn about the advanced impending doom and threat to the universe from opposition adversary forces. And in doing so, Clan-X offer them the benefits of all this advanced technology in return if the planet join Clan-X to help defend off this mass universal force. From the faster than light spaceships, to the advanced technology, to enhanced spirituality and even immortality; Clan-X come to these societies ready to share the goodness of all of this! And what’s even more amazing is that all of this can be attained right now at the hands of our finger tips!! To find out how the world will enjoy the benefits of all this technology, read more on the Clan-X publications following the timelines! There are even storylines and adventures to read, brought to you by the world of Clan-X! Get yours today!!

The Man in the Ceiling

Author: Jules Feiffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062059076
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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He's bad at sports and not much better at school, but Jimmy sure can draw terrific cartoons. And his dream, like that of his Uncle Lester, who writes flop Broadway musicals'is to be recognized for what he loves doing most.

Robert Bloch's Psycho: Sanitarium

Author: Chet Williamson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466866772
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“Horror author Chet Williamson ably succeeds in the tough task of creating a sequel to Robert Bloch’s masterpiece, Psycho; a prequel to the less effective Psycho II; and a solid story in its own right...The novel shines. Whenever Norman gets the spotlight, the novel feels like a lost Bloch work.” —Publishers Weekly The original Psycho novel by Robert Bloch was published in 1959 and became an instant hit, leading to the smash movie only a year later, which brought Norman Bates's terrifying story into the public consciousness, where it still remains (proven by the success of the tv series, Bates Motel). It took Bloch 23 years to write another Psycho novel, revealing that Norman had been in a mental institution the entire time. In that sequel, Norman quickly escapes the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in Hollywood. But what happened in that asylum during those two decades? Until now, no one has known. It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Soon, murders begin to occur and a shocking chain of events plunge us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of Psycho: Sanitarium.

Attack of the Man-Bat!

Author: Jake Black
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496505131
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 74
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Bruce Wayne is at a meeting in Brazil, when he hears that people are disappearing from the local villages, apparently victims of a legendary giant bat--but when Batman investigates he finds Man-Bat and Poison Ivy, and must find a way to stop them, and still come up with a plan to accomplish Ivy's goal of protecting the rainforest from destruction.

The Shape of a Pocket

Author: John Berger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408859580
Category: Art
Page: 272
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John Berger writes: 'The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. The people coming together are the reader, me and those the essays are about - Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, a Romanian peasant, ancient Egyptians, an expert in the loneliness of certain hotel bedrooms, dogs at dusk, a man in a radio station. And unexpectedly, our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening to the world today is wrong, and that what is often said about it is a lie. I've never written a book with a greater sense of urgency.'

The Painted Lady

A Hackshaw Mystery
Author: Stephen F. Wilcox
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595212905
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
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With his eye for the ladies and his knack for Victorian house restorations, how can Elias Hackshaw resist when the beautiful Hester DelGado asks him to help with the renovation of her “painted lady” in Port Erie? Upstate New York’s most irascible and astute weekly newspaper editor, however, is also one of its biggest gadflies and snoops. Before he knows what’s happening, Hackshaw has jumped with both feet into a controversy (over Hester’s garishly painted house) and then into a murder investigation (of a wayward girl who lived with Hester), both of which are at the heart of a complicated scam. And this time, Hack had no part in the clever con job – but try convincing the local police chief and his brawling young deputy, who just happens to be the dead girl’s boyfriend. Toss in a hapless town drunk, a furious boat race down the Erie Canal, and an assortment of quirky small-town characters, and once again you have the elements for a top-drawer comic mystery.

The Man Who Lived by Night

Author: David Handler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259759
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
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The ghostwriting sleuth discovers a rock star’s deadly side in “one of my all-time favorite series” (Harlan Coben). From the first time they played on the Ed Sullivan Show, Us was the hottest band on earth. For more than a decade, the group tore through the charts and indulged in an endless cycle of drugs, women, and violence, until two musicians died—the drummer by drugs, the guitarist by a crazed gunman. Once the band was finished, lead singer Tristam Scarr retreated to the English countryside, hiding from the world until the day he hires an American to ghostwrite his memoirs. Stewart Hoag arrives in London in the company of Lulu, his ever-hungry basset hound, to find the rock idol of his youth reduced to a wheezing, frail fortysomething. The first thing Starr tells him is that their drummer never overdosed—he was murdered. And as their interviews progress, Hoagy learns that working for a rock star is almost as dangerous as being one.

The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: David Handler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259724
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The “wickedly amusing” Edgar Award–winning mystery starring ghostwriter/sleuth Stewart Hoag and his “delightful” basset hound sidekick Lulu (Publishers Weekly). Stewart Hoag knows how quickly fame can fade. The same critics who adored his first novel used his second for target practice, ending his literary career once and for all. To keep his basset hound fed, Hoagy ghostwrites memoirs for the rich, famous, and self-destructive. His newest subject reminds him all too much of himself. By the age of twenty, Cam Noyes is already being hailed as the next F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though he’s only published one book, Cam runs with the big boys: dating artists, trashing restaurants, and ending every night in a haze of tequila and cocaine. So glamorous is his lifestyle that he’s having trouble starting his second novel, forcing his agent to hire Hoagy to get the little genius working on a memoir instead. As Hoagy digs into the kid’s life story, he learns that New York publishing is even more cutthroat than he thought.

Moving on in Ministry

Discernment for Times of Transition and Change
Author: Tim Ling
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 0715143298
Category: Religion
Page: 169
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While the Church of England provides practical resources for clergy as they make changes in their 'careers', very little theological reflection has been done around this subject. Not all change is welcome and driving factors differ from those in secular employment. This important volume explores key questions to consider at points of transition.

A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus #1)

Author: Tina Folsom
Publisher: Tina Folsom
ISBN: 0983612943
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods Selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home. While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton's protective instinct emerges. At the same time rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia's love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him? A Touch of Greek is the first book in the humorous paranormal romance series Out of Olympus following the romantic adventures of four Gods: Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes. Scanguards Vampires Series: Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal Book 2: Amaury's Hellion Book 3: Gabriel's Mate Book 4: Yvette's Haven Book 5: Zane's Redemption Out of Olympus Series: Book 1: A Touch of Greek Book 2: A Scent of Greek Venice Vampyr Series: Book 1: Venice Vampyr Book 2: Venice Vampyr – Final Affair Book 3: Venice Vampyr – Sinful Treasure Bundle (Novellas 1 – 3): Venice Vampyr – The Beginning Other Books: Lawful Escort

Dancing on the Ceiling

A Study of Women Managers in Education
Author: Dr Valerie Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446225981
Page: 224
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Every now and then amidst the gloom, however, a genuinely scholarly article or monograph bobs up which renews one's sense of hope and restores one's faith in the academic enterprise. Valerie Hall's Dancing on the Ceiling is a case in point. I read it, enjoyed it and found it genuinely uplifting .... And the notion of formation is what makes this book so important, for Valerie Hall was not only keen to document what it meant to be an educational leader from the perspectives of these six women, but how it was that each of them became school heads.... Her book is one of the rare examples in which I have seen such a penetrating level of leadership character analysis attempted, let alone crafted as well as Hall succeeds in doing. In this respect Dancing on the Ceiling is a benchmark study. Any aspiring leader, male or female, should find the frankness and the extent of personal detail in the account extremely helpful in coming to terms with any inner doubts and uncertainties of their own as they begin their leadership journeys....In essence then, Hall has enlightened us about a small group of female high-flyers and what it means to lead the dance, by enacting strong leadership within a collaborative framework'. For her to incorporate the image of dancing women in her title was a stroke of genius' - "Educational Management & Administration " I recommend it to research students in order to introduce them to this particular body of knowledge, partly because of the comprehensive references, and partly because it is so well written...A book that so demands to be read' -" Management and Education " The book is about leadership and gender. It draws on the author s experience as a teacher and management development consultant in education, as well as her research into gender issues over a number of years. It will be of interest to women and men in education, as well as making a theoretical contribution to the debate about educational leadership.

Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?

Author: Andrez Bergen
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782792341
Category: Fiction
Page: 473
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Heropa: A vast, homogenized city patrolled by heroes and populated by adoring masses. A pulp fiction fortress of solitude for crime-fighting team the Equalizers, led by new recruit Southern Cross - a lifetime away from the rain-drenched, dystopic metropolis of Melbourne. Who, then, is killing the great Capes of Heropa? In this paired homage to detective noir from the 1940s and the '60s Marvel age of trail-blazing comic books, Andrez Bergen gloriously redefines the mild-mannered superhero novel.

The Delivery Man

Author: Fred “Max” Roberts
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477162933
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
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Dave Smith, a proud 48 year-old African-American man in an interracial marriage, grew up poor in North Carolina, and hes poor today. But there was a time he almost had it all.... Five years earlier, seeking his share of the American Dream, Dave tried his hand at entrepreneurship and sank every penny he and his wife owned into Daves Bar, a former barbershop on Atlantas historic Auburn Avenue. The business flourished, and he believed hed finally achieved his Dream. He bought his wife, Linda, expensive presents, and sent her on luxurious vacations while he stayed behind to watch over the bar. There was little choice there, since the bars Auburn Avenue location attracted an eclectic but motley crew of customers who always required a close eye, as well as the occasional bartender who either stole or shared the bars alcoholic bounty with their family and friends. Life is marvelous, Dave thought. And life was terrific . . . until a swanky new competitor opened across the street. Within a few short months, Daves Bar became a statistic. Now, six months later, unemployed and with the big Five-O fast creeping up on him, Dave reads the want ads in the local newspaper and fends off his wifes frequent worried questions. Within four months, he quits two jobs he feels are beneath him. Money worries stress his marriage to the point of open conflict. As the bills mount, so does the tension. Linda, a Southern Belle and an assertive buxom blonde, is as supportive as shes able to be, but is fast losing patience. The manager of a staffing agency, shes the only one bringing home the bacon right now. Fed up with chiding Dave for not trying harder to find steady work, she offers him an entry-level job with her company. He doesnt want a job his wife found for him, plus he doesnt like or trust her boss, Charlie, a rich playboy Linda dated before they were married. Deeply conflicted over what life even means anymore, his marriage strained to breaking, Dave leaves to visit his family in North Carolina, hoping to find answers to the unanswerable. The Delivery Man is a coming-to-middle age story populated by eccentric, fascinating characters and a window into whether a man can reclaim the good life he once knew before its too late.

The Tale of the Body Thief

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307575918
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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In a gripping feat of storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now-classic Interview with the Vampire. For centuries, Lestat—vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals—has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Now he is alone. And in his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the years of his haunted existence. Look for a special preview of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat in the back of the book. The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now. Praise for The Tale of the Body Thief “Tinged with mystery, full of drama . . . The story is involving, the twists surprising.”—People “Rice is our modern messenger of the occult, whose nicely updated dark-side passion plays twist and turn in true Gothic form.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fast-paced . . . . mesmerizing . . . silkenly sensuous . . . No one writing today matches her deftness with the erotic.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Hypnotic . . . masterful.”—Cosmopolitan From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man

Author: N.A
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375890451
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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This Halloween is more than just tricks and treats--it's deadly serious. It was supposed to be a simple ding-dong ditch. A dare to give them bragging rights. But as Sammy and her friends sneak up to the spookiest house in town, they get scared witless by a skeleton, and then witness something frightening enough to make even Sammy scream. Things have taken a scary turn at school, too, with horrible Heather spreading embarrassing rumors about Sammy. Sammy devises a plan to expose her, but it's going to take a deceptive disguise, some good friends, and a lot of guts to pull it off... Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton “The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly “The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

The Old Man Down the Road

Author: Ken Hall Jr
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456767550
Category: Fiction
Page: 584
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To twelve-year-old Jacob Hunter, moving with his family to a small town in south Mississippi - a place he'd never even heard of - means little more than having to get used to a new house, a new school, and trying to find new friends. In less than a week, his world will be changed in ways he could never have imagined. A terrifying chain of events, set in motion by a simple prank, will serve to forge an unlikely bond between Jacob and Jim Hanes - a lonely, bitter old drunk. And, as recurring nightmares and haunting visions begin to blur reality, he will come to discover the true power of friendship, redemption, and the hope of a child sustained by the power of faith. But will it be enough when he finds himself pitted against a dark evil that has long slept, deep within the blackest corners of the soul of The Old Man Down The Road?

A Man of Sorrows

Author: Michael A. Greenberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595194222
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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A Man of Sorrows is the story of Matthew Harrison, M.D., a young medical resident with a gift: the power to heal people by touching them. Matthew’s gift of healing is unwelcomed by his colleagues as he begins a residency at a University hospital. Even his best friend, Chief Resident Kevin Hargrove, is angrily suspicious of Matthew’s abilities—which just might transform him as well. Forced to resign, Matthew faces the loss of his career, his family, and his future. As he leaves the stone walls of the establishment, he begins a rocky journey through the clashing worlds of standard and alternative medicine as he seeks to discover how his gift might work in the world.A Man of Sorrows, grounded in a world in which medicine has lost its soul, is a compelling story of the quest for spiritual transformation. In a society desperately searching for meaning, A Man of Sorrows is more than a story of the clash of medicine and miracles. It is a book filled with deep spiritual wisdom—a rich and engaging drama of conflict and transformation.

Trouble Brewing

Author: Paul Abercrombie
Publisher: Dark Alley Press
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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With the help of his buddy, John, Preston scores a gig at the same struggling Tampa microbrewery where John and wunderkind brewer Waldie work. Preston soon replaces Waldie as brewmaster and devises a secret scheme to use the job to pry loose $5 million of his father’s inheritance. His plan appears to hit a snag when, early one morning, Preston discovers a brewery security guard accidentally ground into hamburger by the milling machine. However, Preston’s not going to let this mishap derail things. He calls the one person he knows will help: good, old, dependable, easy-to-guilt, John, who reluctantly caves to Preston’s cover up. Things go fine until cheapskate brewery owner Harry enters the polluted batch of beer in a tasting contest…and it wins! Now Preston must devise a way to keep up the winning streak and get his money amid the scrutiny of more mysterious disappearances. In Trouble Brewing, Paul Abercrombie takes a satirical look at just how far some ambitious microbrewers are willing to go to make a name for themselves and their company. With tongue firmly in cheek, Abercrombie delves deftly into murder, blackmail, and cover ups, all fine ingredients for an award-winning ale, and a great read.