A Widow's Curse

A Fever Devilin Novel

Author: Phillip DePoy

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466821035

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8147

Fever Devilin, a folklorist by inclination and training, was born and raised amongst the hill-country folk of the Georgia Appalachians and it was there that he returned once he decided to leave academia. And he's the perfect person to turn to when the owner of a mysterious medallion, one with some connection to the area, wants to uncover the provenance of the piece. On the surface, it sounds simple enough but in Fever's life, nothing is ever simple. Especially when the medallion's owner is found dead, murdered, in Fever's own house and the papers of Fever's late grandfather, of no intrinsic value, are stolen. And Fever himself in the prime suspect in the murder. The only clue to the truth behind these confusing events is the medallion itself, which is somehow tied to Fever's secretive family's history. With someone trying to frame him for the murder and other hidden forces hot on the trail of the medallion itself, Fever is wedged tightly between the proverbial ‘rock' and equally proverbial ‘hard place.' And the only possible way out is buried within the uncomfortable hidden truths about his own family that Fever has spent years trying to avoid.
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The Widow's Curse

The Untold Story of the Queens of Wonderland

Author: Lucas Flores,Jeff Huerta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619849174

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1942

Discover the untold story of the queens of Wonderland. There is trouble in Wonderland. The king is gone and his court overthrown. The kingdom is now under the control of the queen and her ruthless cousin, Elzana Blackheart. All is not the same. Taking advantage of her cousin's naivety and insecurities, Blackheart has reshaped the kingdom to fit her own preferences for purity and perfection. Anything not in line with such is considered expendable. However, the birth of the queen's daughter, Wonderland's future Queen of Hearts, creates a fissure in the stranglehold Blackheart has over the kingdom. Threatened by the newborn's existence, with bright red hair and birthmarks, Blackheart orders the queen's servants to dispose of the baby girl. Underlying opposition to Blackheart's injustices boils to the surface leading one servant, Marie, to flee the palace with the newborn. Marie's disappearance and sudden physical changes in the queen leave Blackheart questioning everything. About the Authors Lucas Flores and Jeff Huerta are two best friends working together each day. Overcoming personal weaknesses with each other's strengths. Only time will tell where He'll lead.
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The Widow's Curse

Author: Rob Davis,Ian Edginton,Dan McDaid,Jonathan Morris

Publisher: Panini Uk Limited

ISBN: 9781846534294

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 215

View: 7324

Project editor: Tom Spilsbury; script: Rob Davis ... [et al.].
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Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981334

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8447

Nancy Atherton's twenty-second cozy mystery in the beloved, nationally bestselling Aunt Dimity series. It's early April in the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd's husband and sons are spending Easter break camping, and Lori is perfectly happy to be left at home with Bess, spared a week of roughing it with a curious toddler. The two attend a village events committee meeting and Lori is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven stands to make an announcement: she's decided to hold a quilting bee in the old schoolhouse. At the quilting bee, Lori ends up seated beside Mrs. Craven, delighted at the opportunity to learn more about her neighbor's life in the village of Old Cowerton. But dear, sweet Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death. With Aunt Dimity's advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as the "widow's curse"--and the deeper she digs, the more horrifying the tale becomes, until she discovers the most astounding revelation of all. Watch out for Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming out in July 2018!
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Aunt Dimity's Death

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549513

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9439

The debut that kicked off twenty-two books (and counting...) of the bestselling, beloved Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! Lori Shepherd thought Aunt Dimity was just a character in a bedtime story... ...Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a siazable estate--if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery--and a ghost story--in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.
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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561793

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2757

Nancy Atherton's seventeenth in the New York Times bestselling series sees the sleepy village of Finch set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! Last year, the otherworldly sleuth's devoted fans secured a place on the New York Times bestseller list for Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree. Now Lori and Aunt Dimity are back on the list—and this time, they're on a witch-hunt. At first glance, the unassuming Mrs. Amelia Thistle is a disappointment to the villagers of Finch, but Lori Shepherd isn't fooled by the new arrival's bland persona. Amelia is a world-famous artist, traveling incognito, and, after unearthing a fragment of a family diary hinting that Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch, might be one of her ancestors, she's come to Finch in search of the truth. From the Paperback edition.
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Where Hope Blooms

The Widow's Path to Wholeness

Author: Virginia Jelinek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633571136

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 6961

As a widow, you know your life will never be the same... You can spend your days trying to recapture the past, but you will find it beyond your reach. You can hold on to your grief like a comforting blanket, but it will ulitmately smother you. Or you can find hope, rediscover a future, a life - oxygen with which to breathe. Interweaving stories from her twice-widowed life with Scriptures, the author inspires widows to journey from pain to wholeness by asking, "What might i gain from my loss?" Although Where Hope Blooms will not give you all the answers you seek, it will place you on a path of discovery. Let this book be a helpful guide on your journey towards wholeness. It offers insights that will encourage you, stories from which to glean fresh hope and sacred truths that will speak comfort and healing to your soul. Best of all, it points the way to that elusive new beginning - where the widow's heart once again dances, relishing the pure joy of being alive.
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Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective

The First Two Books in the Beloved Series

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110166505X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6281

An irresistible introduction to everyone's favorite bestselling cozy mystery series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! Over the course of her New York Times bestselling series, Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity has become enormously popular. Now, with the first two mysteries in one volume, Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective makes it easy to get a taste of the ghostly sleuth's delightful debut. In Aunt Dimity's Death, Aunt Dimity's American niece, Lori Shepherd, had long thought her mother's childhood tales of Aunt Dimity were merely comforting bedtime stories. But when a pair of lawyers informs her that her mysterious aunt has just died and made the down-on-her-luck Lori a rich woman, she finds a reason to believe. Aunt Dimity and the Duke finds the benevolent spirit helping Emma Porter--forty, fat, and frumpy--tame a Duke's overgrown garden and discover romance along the way. These two tales continue to enchant Atherton's devoted fans and, packaged together, are sure to attract even more new readers to the series. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Village of Widows

Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143031758

Category: Women

Page: 355

View: 8746

The Murderer Began To Laugh. He Was Confident That The Police Would Come Up With Nothing& When A Diplomat At The Madagascan Embassy In Delhi Is Stabbed To Death In Mysterious And Quite Possibly Scandalous Circumstances, The Ambassador Calls Upon His Old Friend Jay Samorin To Help Find The Murderer As Quickly And Discreetly As Possible. In His Somewhat Unorthodox Approach To Solving Crimes, Samorin Crosses Swords With The Police Officer In Charge Of The Investigation, Deputy Commissioner Anna Khan, Recently Transferred From Kashmir Where Her Zealous Pursuit Of Suspected Terrorists Had Threatened To Cause An Uproar. But It Transpires That Each Has An Intensely Personal Reason For Their Obsession With Murder: Samorin'S Father, A Pilot And War Hero, Was Hanged For The Murder Of His Mother, While Anna Khan'S Husband Was Killed By The Kashmiri Mujahadeen. Forming An Uneasy Alliance, The Gifted Amateur And The Jaded Professional Start To Untangle A Shocking Web Of Corruption, Prostitution And Callous Medical Malpractice. It Is A Trail Fraught With Danger, Tainted By The Older, Deeper Mysteries That Lie Outside The More Tangible Boundaries Of A Criminal Investigation A Trail Leading Back Through The Darkest Recesses Of Their Own Lives To That Elusive, Haunted Place Known As The Village Of Widows&
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Making Witches

Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577939

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4292

Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.
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Vicious Circle

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410076

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9478

The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author C. J. Box. The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he’d always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning. He’s not wondering any longer. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first move.
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The Fate of Mercy Alban

Author: Wendy Webb

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401342892

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3148

Grace Alban has spent more than twenty years avoiding her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior, for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother's unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter back, she finds more is haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House than her own personal demons. Long-buried family secrets, a packet of old love letters, and a lost manuscript plunge Grace into a decades-old mystery about a scandalous party at Alban House, when a world-famous author took his own life and Grace's aunt disappeared without a trace. The night has been shrouded in secrecy by the powerful Alban family for all of these years. Her mother intended to tell the truth about that night to a reporter on the very day she died--could it have been murder? Or was she a victim of the supposed Alban curse? Grace soon realizes her family secrets tangle and twist as darkly as the mansion's secret passages. With the help of the disarmingly kind--and attractive--Reverend Matthew Parker, Grace must uncover the truth about her home and its curse before she and her daughter become the next victims.
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The Pericles Commission

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429948746

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5317

Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnesses. But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year-old brother Socrates. The Pericles Commission is the first in an exciting new series by first-time novelist Gary Corby, who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In this wonderfully approachable, historically rich novel, Athens is brought vividly to life in a mystery engaging from the first page to last.
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The Widow's Son

Author: Robert Anton Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561841639

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 4870

Throughout history, secret societies have played a crucial role in shaping events that have created our world. Only an inner circle of power elite know the full extent of the influence of the conspiracy... It is Paris, 1772, and Sigismundo Celine knows he is destined to play an important part in this history-behind-history. The masons, the English nobility, the Jabobites, the Rosicrucians, the ruling clique of pre-Revolution France: these are but a few of the factions involved in the machinations and intrigue in which Sigismundo has become enmeshed. Thrown into the Bastille, shot at, assaulted by assassins, tortured, and brutally interrogated, he knows only what he is and what he must do to become the one spoken of in the old texts. But what he doesn't know could kill him: the secret powers of Maria, the Italian beauty who has become an English Lady; the Irish fisherman, Moon, who stumbles across the inner workings of an unsuspected cult; and the question they keep asking: the identity of The Widow's Son.
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A Widow's Story

A Memoir

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062082639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 4919

Unlike anything Joyce Carol Oates has written before, A Widow’s Story is the universally acclaimed author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates, whose novels (Blonde, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction, offers an achingly personal story of love and loss. A Widow’s Story is a literary memoir on a par with The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Calvin Trillin’s About Alice.
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December's Thorn

A Fever Devilin Novel

Author: Phillip DePoy

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250026008

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1987

"December's thorn, cruelest in the wood, Will give no rose, but still draw blood" —Traditional Fever Devilin is an academic with a complicated past and an unusual view of the world. A folklorist by training, he's returned to his family home in Blue Mountain, a small town in the heart of Georgia's Appalachian Mountains, where nothing is ever quite what it seems, and the past is always complicated. Still recovering from a near-death experience, Fever is visited by a woman who claims to be his wife. And she's there to deliver some shocking news: Fever has a son. His friends don't really believe the woman exists—they think she's another hallucination of a mind still slowly recovering from a long-term coma. Fever's fiancée is torn between being outraged and concerned for his mental health. None of this is helped by the fact that Fever, even in the best of times, has a tendency to see things that others don't and that may not, strictly speaking, exist. But when someone starts shooting very real bullets from a very real rifle in Fever's direction, the one thing that everyone can agree upon is that there's something very deadly going on. In this novel from Phillip DePoy, all Fever has to do is sort out who is trying to kill him—and why—before they succeed.
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Nora Webster

A Novel

Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439149852

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9729

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The New York Times, Janet Maslin). Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Wounded, selfish, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself. Nora Webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” (Los Angeles Times), by a “beautiful and daring” writer (The New York Times Book Review) at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY). “Miraculous...Tóibín portrays Nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).
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