The Girl In The Cellar


Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444715615
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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A witness who remembers nothing is in mortal danger. A young woman regains consciousness and finds herself on some cellar steps. At the bottom of the steps there is the corpse of a dead girl. She cannot remember who she is, what has happened or why she is there. Terrified and confused she manages to find a way out and as she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who offers to help her. A letter in her bag is the only clue to her identity. But by investigating what has happened to her will she find herself in danger? Can she trust the letter writer? And who is the girl in the cellar?

Girl in the Cellar - The Natascha Kampusch Story


Author: Allan Hall And Michael Leidig
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473609550
Category: True Crime
Page: 288
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When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar What sort of young woman had emerged What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor - and what demands had he made of her As the days and weeks passed and Natascha's TV interview failed to quell the curiosity, so the questions began to change. What exactly was the relationship between abductor and hostage Why had Natascha waited so long to escape when it seemed there had been other, earlier opportunities Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have tracked the story from the days of the 10-year-old's disappearance. They have spoken to police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, and to the family members closest to Natascha. They have come as close as possible to uncovering the full, shocking story. It is a story that tests the limits of our understanding of how human beings behave - and makes our hearts bleed for the plight of an innocent child caught up in a horror story almost beyond our imagining.

The Woman in Red


Author: Anthony Gilbert
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471909697
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express When Julia Ross, a jobless and penniless girl, is sent to meet a prospective employer, she is oblivious to the trap that awaits her. As she rings the bell to 30 Henriques Square, the door opens on a London household ruled by a red-wigged old lady with murderous intentions. Two days later, Julia awakes in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. And it's down to lawyer-sleuth Arthur Crook to rescue the missing heroine and clear out the villainous nest. 'An excellent thriller' Time Magazine

Der Wille meines Vaters

Wie ich seinem Wahn entkam
Author: Maude Julien,Ursula Gauthier
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426436078
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Louis Didier ist Mitte 30, da adoptiert er die 6-jährige Tochter eines Bergarbeiters. Als sie zu einer jungen Frau heranwächst, heiratet er sie und zeugt ein Kind mit ihr: Maude. Die Familie zieht in ein abgelegenes Herrenhaus, dort sperrt der psychopathische Vater seine 3-jährige Tochter ein und verweigert ihr jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Maude wird von ihrer Mutter unterrichtet, und ihr Leben besteht nur noch aus harter körperlicher Arbeit, Misshandlungen, Züchtigung und Schlägen. Das alles dient einem perfiden Plan: Didier Julien will Maude zum Übermenschen erziehen. Erst mit 19 Jahren gelingt es ihr, dem Elternhaus zu entkommen. In "Der Wille meines Vaters" erzählt Maude Julien eindringlich von ihrer entsetzlichen Kindheit und wie es ihr gelingt, sich von ihrem Vater zu befreien.

Earrings in the Cellar


Author: Rachel Bernheim,Rachel Bernheim Friedman
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293343
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 138
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One spring morning in the ghetto, my mother, sisters, and I went down the steps into the cellar. Mother was holding a long tube, which she had filled with the few pieces of jewelry she still had from her wedding. She looked at us, her daughters, and removed the earrings I loved so much. She dug a small hole in the ground, wrapped the tube in numerous layers of cloth, placed it in the earth, and we all joined in to cover the hole. "This is so you, my dear daughters, will have something to start with when you return." From her poverty-stricken, yet happy childhood in Hungary, when the author was strongly influenced by her family and community's Zionist ideology, to the hell of Auschwitz and her escape from the Death March in the final days of war, to the tumultuous period in Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel, Rachel Bernheim-Friedman's life was and is filled with passion, determination, and a strong will to survive and build to build a better life, a Jewish state, and a hopeful future for her children and grandchildren. Continued in Jerusalem, Lebanon, Palestine, the United States and Israel, Earrings in the Cellar is a story that should not be missed."

Hook, The: Corpses in the Cellar - #5


Author: Brad Latham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446566063
Category: Fiction
Page: 111
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Bill Lockwood, a detective for the Transatlantic Underwriters Insurance Company, investigates a fire due to arson at a popular New York City nightclub.

The Ghost in the Coal Cellar

True Case Files from a Lone Investigator
Author: Andrea Mesich
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738741361
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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A young family's rocking chair moves by itself, swaying back and forth under the force of a ghostly presence. An abandoned schoolhouse, the site of a major fire, teems with restless spirits. Deep in a national forest, phantom lights chase the terrified occupants of a car. These chilling tales and more await you within these pages. The Ghost in the Coal Cellar presents the spooky details of Andrea Mesich's most intense investigations—from start to finish—at four legendary haunted locations in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Explore the history of each ghostly tale, what to expect from an investigation, what equipment is used, and much more. Discover how Andrea first became an investigator and everything she's learned about the world's paranormal mysteries. Begin your own ghost-hunting journey with this book as your guide...if you dare.

Red Crystal


Author: Clare Francis
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330467611
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Out of the savagery of the Paris barricades there was born the most sinister of all the terrorist groups of the late 1960s. Secretly funded by Moscow, trained in subversion and assassination in Italy, the Crystal Faction came to England. To wage war . . . For Nick Ryder of Special Branch, finding and infiltrating the cell presented a daunting challenge. Hampered by the deviousness of his own superiors and lack of cooperation from MI5, he was drawn slowly but inexorably into a tangled web of sex, drugs, murder, intrigue and lost innocence. And at the centre, Gabrielle Schroeder, leader of the Crystal Faction. A tough, daring, utterly ruthless woman for whom killing had become a pleasure . . . 'The climax is agonizing, and made only too horribly likely by the author's careful groundwork and ability to maintain suspense' Books and Bookmen

Secrets of the Sideshows


Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813123585
Category: Political Science
Page: 401
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"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.

At The Breakers

A Novel
Author: Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081313899X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"Soon or a little too lateeverything you never knewyou always wanted turns uphereat The Breakers" -- from the book In her new novel At The Breakers, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, author of the widely praised and beloved Come and Go, Molly Snow, presents Jo Sinclair, a longtime single mother of four children. Fleeing an abusive relationship after a shocking attack, Jo finds herself in Sea Cove, New Jersey, in front of The Breakers, a salty old hotel in the process of renovation. Impulsively, she negotiates a job painting the guest rooms and settles in with her youngest child, thirteen-year-old Nick. As each room is transformed under brush and roller, Jo finds a way to renovate herself, reclaiming a promising life derailed by pregnancy and a forced marriage at age fourteen. Jo's new life at the hotel features a memorable mix of locals and guests, among them Iris Zephyr, the hotel's ninety-two-year-old permanent boarder; Charlie, a noble mixed-breed dog; Marco, owner of a nearby gas station/liquor store, who may become Jo's next mistake; and enigmatic Wendy, her streetwise eighteen-year-old daughter, who signs on as housekeeper. Irrepressible Victor Mangold, Jo's former professor and a well-known poet some twenty years her senior, invites himself to Thanksgiving dinner and into her life, his passion awakening Jo's yearning for art and love. At The Breakers is a deeply felt and beautifully written novel about forgiveness and reconciliation. In Jo's words, she is "trying to find the right way to live" as a long-suffering woman who is put through the fire and emerges with a chance at a full, rich life for herself and her children, if only she has the faith to take it.

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two


Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466848537
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately layered book from New York Times–bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.

Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution


Author: Ann VanderMeer
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616961090
Category: Fiction
Page: 428
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Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, the wildly popular steampunk genre is here to stay. Now...long live the revolution! Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot, new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future. Lev Grossman’s “Sir Ranulph Wykeham-Rackham, GBE, a.k.a. Roboticus the All-Knowing” is the Six-Million-Dollar Steampunk Man, possessing appendages and workings recycled from metal parts, yet also fully human, resilient, and determined. Bruce Sterling’s “White Fungus” introduces steampunk’s younger cousin, salvage-punk, speculating on how cities will be built in the future using preexisting materials. Cat Valente’s “Mother Is a Machine” explores the merging of man and machine and a whole new form of parenting. In Jeff VanderMeer’s anti-steampunk story “Fixing Hanover,” a creator must turn his back on his creation because it is so utterly destructive. And Cherie Priest presents “The Clockroach,” a new and very unsettling mode of transportation. Going far beyond corsets and goggles, Steampunk Revolution is not just your granddad’s zeppelin—it’s an even wilder ride.

The Secret in the Old Lace


Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481448838
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Nancy Drew has entered a contest to solve an old mystery—the disappearance of a Flemish nobleman, a pair of lace cuffs, and a priceless treasure. In a thrilling story shadowed by a romance of the past, Nancy and her friends work to solve a mystery over one hundred years in the making.

Revenge is Sweeter than Flowing Honey


Author: Crissy Rock,Ken Scott
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783333383
Category: Fiction
Page: 257
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The trussed up body of a priest is discovered in a fashionable apartment block in Manhattan. It looks like a sex act gone wrong and of course the Catholic Church is only too keen to cover up the details. What they don't know is that it's the work of a female serial killer who is convinced that the voices urging her on are from a different era. The killer targets the clergymen, acting out the exact methods of torture used on the accused women from centuries gone by. She wants to terrorise the Catholic Church the way it terrorised Europe for over three hundred years. Cardinal Barberini is the right hand man to the Pope and he knows only too well that the Papa’s life is in danger. But he does not need a retired policeman and a third rate journalist to tell him that, nor does he need them to interfere. He has a very capable death squad on the trail of the killer and they are getting closer. Now he may need to deploy a second team to deal with the odd couple who know far too much about the church past and present…

The Dragon Charmer


Author: Jan Siegel
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780307522122
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In the enchanting novel Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel introduced an extraordinary heroine and the lushly evocative world of wonders and terrors that quickly enveloped her normal adolescent life. Now Siegel summons us back to the magic with the continuing story of Fern Capel--and the remarkable power of her extraordinary Gift . . . After surviving an amazing, terrifying summer twelve years ago, Fern makes a fateful decision: to deny the mystical powers that pulse through her family's past. Yearning for a simple, quiet life, she decides to marry a man twenty years her senior, a man who insists they wed at the Capels' summer house in Yarrowdale, a place swelling with mood, marvel, and magic. For when Fern returns there with her best friend, Gaynor, ancient, sinister forces reawaken. Yet Fern has had enough: Enough of running from her fate, enough of hiding from her Gift. As she turns to face her destiny, the real world falls away, and Fern is once again swept into another land, removed from Time, void of comfort. It will take all her skill and daring to fight her way back to the present and save the people she loves from the ever-growing danger that threatens to destroy them. And to her utmost surprise, the key to survival is a dragon with the capacity to rule the world . . . but who will relinquish it all to one man. Jan Siegel has created an intense, fascinating world. To surrender yourself under her captivating spell is to remember how remarkably powerful a literary voyage can be. From the Hardcover edition.

Isaac


Author: P.H. Dillard
Publisher: Paul H Dillard
ISBN: 1466161523
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Should an angel kill an innocent human, they are cast out of Heaven forever, and forced to roam the Earth as a vampire. Isaac is one such creature. As if dealing with his life on Earth,and the return of his exlover, Ashara, isn't enough, he is also handed the burden of saving the world. When a rebel group of vampires concocts a scheme to free the angel Lucifer from Hell, it is up to Isaac to stop them. If he can't, does he have what it takes to kill the devil?P.H. Dillard reinvents vampires, angels, and Hell, as we know them and places them into a captivating and original tale. This story is perfect for those that have grown tired of the typical vampire mythos, and a must read for fans of Anne Rice and Charlaine Harris.

The Rosary Girls

(Byrne & Balzano 1)
Author: Richard Montanari
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407098543
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Only a killer hears their prayers. The first thriller in Richard Montanari's Sunday Times bestselling Byrne and Balzano series. God Help Them ... In the most brutal killing crusade Philadelphia has seen in years, a series of young Catholic women are found dead, their bodies mutilated and their hands bolted together. Each clutches a rosary in her lifeless grasp. Veteran cop Kevin Byrne and his rookie partner Jessica Balzano set out to hunt down the elusive killer, who leads them deeper and deeper into the abyss of a madman's depravity. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams - and vanish just as quickly. While the body count rises, Easter is fast approaching: the day of resurrection and of the last rosary to be counted ...