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Murder By Design Complete Series: Books 1-7

By Erin McCarthy
  • Writer : Erin McCarthy
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : Erin McCarthy
  • Number of Pages : 1951
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 971
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  • Pdf : murder-by-design-complete-series.pdf

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GONE WITH THE GHOST Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. SILENCE OF THE GHOST When a body is found near her historic neighborhood of Ohio City, mimicking the famous Torso Murders, and she starts hearing voices, Bailey thinks she’s really lost it now. Ryan’s ghost is one thing, but a whole gaggle of undead talking to her? No thanks. Bailey doesn’t see how an uptight lightweight like herself can handle the modern equivalent. But now that Ryan has scared off every man she’s tried to date, including his former partner Marner, she has Saturday nights free for murder-mystery solving. ONCE UPON A GHOST With Bailey Burke’s design and staging business booming- it turns out tangling with a serial killer is the best advertising ever- she has no time to lament her lack of love life, or wonder where her dead friend Ryan’s ghost has gone. She hasn’t seen him in months, but when she finds a body in a home she’s been hired to stage she’s hounded by the dead man’s ghost. Bailey finds herself immersed in mob dealings, the secret world of male-only sweat baths, and double dealings. When another body turns up, there is no doubt that she’s in over her head… again. HOW THE GHOST STOLE CHRISTMAS All Bailey wants for Christmas is to stop seeing dead people. A reluctant spiritual medium, she craves a stress-free holiday with no ghosts popping in and out of her house. But when Bailey does the décor for a huge fundraising party featuring a replica slide from A Christmas Story, no one expects to find Santa’s dead body. In the slide. Solving St. Nick’s murder is the only way to get back to cozy nights by the fire with her cop boyfriend Marner in time for some Christmas mistletoe… IT’S A GHOST’S LIFE When the bitterly cold days of January descend on Cleveland, Bailey Burke finds her “Put It Where?” home staging business is as frozen as her toes. The only bright spot is the return of her friend Ryan after his eviction from heaven. Especially since no other dead people seem to be harassing her in recent weeks. Yet when her grandmother’s bingo buddy turns up frozen solid in a stranger’s back yard, Bailey is the only one who finds the death suspicious. Bailey knows fashion and she knows Vera, a one-time film star, would not be caught dead, literally, in a stained nightgown and cheetah-print boots. Determined it prove it is homicide and not dementia, she enlists Ryan’s help to investigate, despite his ghostly limitations. GHOSTS LIKE IT HOT Bailey escapes the frozen winter with her boyfriend, Detective Jake Marner, and heads south. But in a city like Key West, murder and ghosts don’t take a vacation. A romantic sunset cruise turns not-so-romantic when a body floats by, followed by an abandoned yacht--the passengers missing. So much for searching for her lost shaker of salt. Instead she’s tracking down a killer who has left no clues. DANCES WITH GHOSTS Spring has sprung in Cleveland and Bailey is facing all kinds of major life changes. Marner’s mother needs her help planning a thirtieth birthday party for him, including dance lessons for Bailey and Jake. Which would be fun, except their instructor appears to have tangoed with the wrong partner. She’s found dead on the dance floor, a butchered ballroom teacher with multiple stab wounds. Can Bailey and her two favorite guys solve the case of the killer Cha Cha?

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Ghetto Ghosts is a book about how life can be at times and how it can be faced and resolved. It is a "wisdom of life" filled book that teaches you how to best live life to its fullest - no matter your background or condition. A book packed with real-life lessons and not just myths or some fairy tale but a book like Ghetto Ghosts interweaves relationships, races, classes, culture, families, and history. It is the story of five people whose paths crossed at a point in time. Who appeared to be different, but yet very much the same. Ghetto Ghosts addresses more of the psychological and emotional effects of life rather than the physical. It is a story told by five high school students and their journey to a town named Goshen. The lives of each character would involve loss, remorse, and harsh realities of life. They discover that the secret to overcoming the Ghetto's purpose is the proper perspective of the situation with truth and self-introspection. Ghetto Ghosts tells how they developed the ability to move freely in limited space for a limited time before undergoing the re-imagination of their reality.

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

By Amos Tutuola
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn Code : 0571311555
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 410
  • Pdf File: my-life-in-the-bush-of-ghosts.pdf

Book Excerpt:

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years he marries and accepts his new existence. With the appearance of the television-handed ghostess, however, comes a possible route of escape. 'Tutuola ... has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation.' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman

Ghost Boys

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn Code : 0316262250
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 395
  • Pdf File: ghost-boys.pdf

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories

By Rosemary Ellen Guiley
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Isbn Code : 0811758591
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 630
  • Pdf File: the-big-book-of-west-virginia-ghost-stories.pdf

Book Excerpt:

More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.

Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft

By Henry Ridgely Evans
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 723
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"Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft" by Henry Ridgely Evans. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Language of Sand

By Ellen Block
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn Code : 0553907611
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 690
  • Pdf File: the-language-of-sand.pdf

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A magical novel that unravels one of life’s greatest mysteries—how to go on after a devastating loss—through the power of words and their ability to heal, to transform, and to touch the heart. Luck: an event that could be for good or ill, depending on your interpretation. As a lexicographer, Abigail Harker has always taken refuge in the meaning of words. But when fate erases in one tragic moment what she loves the most, the very foundations of her life vanish. Abigail retreats to Chapel Isle, a secluded island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. As caretaker of a run-down lighthouse, she hopes to redefine herself. But as a resident soon remarks, “If you came to Chapel Isle for normal, you came to the wrong place.” For on Chapel Isle, no one can be neatly defined. From a scientific genius to the feuding fishermen’s wives, from a handsome hothead to the ghost said to be haunting the lighthouse, everyone is struggling to find meaning where meaning seems lost. And when a series of mysterious crimes strikes the island, Abigail finds that she must face down her deepest fears if she is to save herself, her neighbors, and the new life she’s unexpectedly come to cherish.

The Ghosts of Heaven

By Marcus Sedgwick
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  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Isbn Code : 1780621825
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 167
  • Pdf File: the-ghosts-of-heaven.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016, this mesmerising and mysterious novel by Printz Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick is written in four cleverly interlinked parts and can be read in 24 different ways. Spanning thousands of years, The Ghosts of Heaven can tell us a secret as old as time, about survival, discovery, and the effect of the spiral - a symbol that has no end - on all our lives. It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny. Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. Follow the ways of infinity to discover its meaning.

Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost

By David Hoon Kim
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn Code : 0374722498
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 99
  • Pdf File: paris-is-a-party-paris-is-a-ghost.pdf

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In a strangely distorted Paris, a Japanese adoptee is haunted by the woman he once loved When Fumiko emerges after one month locked in her dorm room, she’s already dead, leaving a half-smoked Marlboro Light and a cupboard of petrified food in her wake. For her boyfriend, Henrik Blatand, an aspiring translator, these remnants are like clues, propelling him forward in a search for meaning. Meanwhile, Fumiko, or perhaps her doppelgänger, reappears: in line at the Louvre, on street corners and subway platforms, and on the dissection table of a group of medical students. Henrik’s inquiry expands beyond Fumiko’s seclusion and death, across the absurd, entropic streets of Paris and the figures that wander them, from a jaded group of Korean expats, to an eccentric French widow, to the indelible woman whom Henrik finds sitting in his place on a train. It drives him into the shadowy corners of his past, where his adoptive Danish parents raised him in a house without mirrors. And it mounts to a charged intimacy shared with his best friend’s precocious daughter, who may be haunted herself. David Hoon Kim’s debut is a transgressive, darkly comic novel of becoming lost and found in translation. With each successive, echoic chapter, Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost plunges us more deeply beneath the surface of things, to the displacement, exile, grief, and desire that hide in plain sight.

Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul

By Susan A. George
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 1137412569
  • Number of Pages : 223
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 345
  • Pdf File: supernatural-humanity-and-the-soul.pdf

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Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative.

Bones Behind the Wheel

By E. J. Copperman
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  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Isbn Code : 1683318889
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 320
  • Pdf File: bones-behind-the-wheel.pdf

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Barry Award-winning author E. J. Copperman is back with the tenth hilarious installment in his national bestselling Haunted Guesthouse mysteries. Haunted Guesthouse proprietress Alison Kerby and her ghostly guest detective, Paul, “auto” know better than to dig into the case of a long-buried sedan and its now-skeletal driver. Innkeeper Alison Kerby is determined to keep her mind, body, and soul focused on bringing high-spirited hospitality to her lodgers at the Haunted Guesthouse. She simply has no time for any more murder investigations, no matter what Paul Harrison, her resident ghost detective, says. But this time, the mystery comes looking for Alison. Workers unearth a 1977 Lincoln Continental buried in the sand behind Alison’s guesthouse—and they discover a skeleton still belted in behind the steering wheel. Paul, of course, is on the cold case—to the extent that a ghostly gumshoe can be—but Alison is still determined not to do the incorporeal investigator’s legwork. Not this time. But her new husband Josh is intrigued, and he offers to help Paul poke into the case of the cold Continental. Uh-oh...has Josh caught the investigation bug? It’s a harsh wake-up call for a harried businesswoman who’d thought she’d told the detective life to hit the road. What can go wrong? How about everything? As Alison dodges stray bullets, discovers a gun in the guesthouse, and reluctantly probes a decades-old murder that turns out to be shockingly relevant even today, her specter inspector tries to keep her spirits up. But as she searches for the key to unlock the case, is Alison headed for her final check-out? Make a reservation to find out in Bones Behind the Wheel, the tenth fun-filled Haunted Guesthouse mystery from national bestselling author E. J. Copperman.

Ghosts in Our Backyard

By Alisha 'Priti' Kirpalani
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 939032761X
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 813
  • Pdf File: ghosts-in-our-backyard.pdf

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The Ramsays, India's first family of horror, are synonymous with the supernatural and gore. Through their films and series they introduced India to churails that floated across the screen, ghouls that woke up from eerie graveyards, and houses that buzzed with ghosts. But few knew that behind the production drama, elaborate sets, and haunting showtunes, there was a more sinister story. For the Ramsays, the supernatural wasn't just stuck to the screens and camera - it creeped into their lives, too. Alisha Kirpalani, the granddaughter of FU Ramsay, has grown up on stories that question reality and bring a chill to the bone. In time, she, too, followed her family's footsteps and saw through the veil that separates this world and the Other. From the woman on the highway that Shyam Ramsay met to an eerie and persistent knocking that came from every house that Tanuja Ramsay lived in to Amit Ramsay's unwelcome dead visitor at Lamington House, the original home of the Ramsays, this book has the improbable, bizarre and spine-chilling all parading through its chapters.

This Is Not a Ghost Story

By Andrea Portes
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0062422464
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 180
  • Pdf File: this-is-not-a-ghost-story.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Nothing is as it seems in this chilling, twisting tale by bestselling author Andrea Portes, perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux and Danielle Vega. Rife with dark humor and chilling twists, This Is Not a Ghost Story is American Horror Story meets There’s Someone Inside Your House. It will have readers flipping back to the very first page after the shocking finale. I am not welcome. Somehow I know that. Something doesn’t want me here. Daffodil Franklin has plans for a quiet summer before her freshman year at college, and luckily, she’s found the job that can give her just that: housesitting a mansion for a wealthy couple. But as the summer progresses and shadows lengthen, Daffodil comes to realize the house is more than it appears. The spacious home seems to close in on her, and as she takes the long road into town, she feels eyes on her the entire way, and something tugging her back. What Daffodil doesn’t yet realize is that her job comes with a steep price. The house has a long-ago grudge it needs to settle . . . and Daffodil is the key to settling it.

The Ghosts of the Garfagnana

By Paul Salsini
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 153207493X
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 872
  • Pdf File: the-ghosts-of-the-garfagnana.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Strange things are known to happen in the rugged Garfagnana region of Tuscany. A friendly ghost in a monastery. A visit from a soldier from the other side. A village that sleeps for a hundred years. The legend of ghosts in the theater. All these make their appearance in The Ghosts of the Garfagnana: Seven Strange Stories from Haunted Tuscany—a new book by Paul Salsini, the award-winning author of the popular six-volume A Tuscan Series.