Delayed Departures - a Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539810117

Category:

Page: 312

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Mary O'Reilly has absolutely no plans to meet with anyone on Black Friday as she sets up her office for the annual Christmas Walk that is to be held the following weekend in downtown Freeport. So, nearly eight months pregnant, she dresses for comfort-sweats, thick socks and a flannel shirt. Imagine her surprise when someone barges into her office and announces they're filming her for a guest spot on their cable television show, "Ghost Discoverers." She's about to turn the cameraman down in no uncertain terms when a ghost appears behind him and seems to be connected with him. Forced to agree to work with the paranormal research team, Mary and the rest of her group get pulled into a startling case of attempted murder, espionage and mayhem-all at a paranormal investigation conference.
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Frayed Edges - A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533002648

Category:

Page: 306

View: 585

Ruth McCredie was about in the middle of the field, she decided. This would be a good place to get a few more samples. She looked back at the row she was standing in and saw four ears laying in the dirt. "Perfect," she said, reaching back for another plastic bag. "These will be great." Hurrying down the row towards the ears, she was surprised to hear a crack in the distance. Before she could react, she felt the blow of the bullet entering her body. She stared, wide-eyed, at the blood blossoming across her sweatshirt. "I've been..." she began, more bewildered than afraid, but then her knees gave out and she fell to the ground. The soft earth absorbed the impact from the fall, but a sharp stalk scraped her face. She gasped in pain, but the gasp gave way to choking as her life ebbed away, the rich, brown soil absorbing her blood. A bullet shot rings out on the night of the Super Moon and a promising college student is killed. Was it an accident, or did her research into false claims by a bio-tech, agricultural company garner her too much attention? The wrong kind of attention. Mary and Bradley have to find out or Ruth McCredie will never rest.
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Clear Expectations - a Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981285389

Category: Women mediums

Page: 450

View: 5989

Mandy, a novice nurse at Freeport hospital, took the elevator down to get supplies for her area. It only took a moment to go from four down to three. The elevator doors opened to a dimly lit floor. She walked out and glanced to her right. The empty nurses station was just down the hall before the double doors that she assumed led to the now empty rooms. There were a few boxes on the counter that surrounded the station, but other than those, the station was empty. She turned to the left and saw the closed door with the word "Supplies" stenciled on it. Hurrying over to the doors, she pulled out the key and inserted it into the lock. A light switch was conveniently located right inside the door and Mandy switched it on. Bright light flooded the interior of the supply room. Metal shelves lined up in narrow aisles throughout the room. She easily located the sheets and also found a plastic tub she could use to carry them upstairs. She piled the sheets into the tub, carried them out of the room, then turned off the light and then locked the door. Hefting the tub back into her arms, she turned around and was surprised to see a little girl standing next to the empty nurses station. Mandy guessed the little girl was about eight years old. She had a hospital gown on and her hair was styled in two braids that hung on either side of her head. She must have wandered away from the Pediatric Ward on the second floor. "Hey sweetheart," she said. "I'm Mandy. Are you lost?" The girl stared at the nurse for a long moment, but didn't answer. "Come on, I can bring you back to your room," Mandy coaxed, not wanting to frighten the child. The child didn't respond. Mandy put the tub down, looked back up and the child was gone. Shaking her head in surprise, Mandy slowly stepped forward, her heart thumping in her chest. The little girl must have dashed behind the counter, that had to be where she was. "Little girl," she called. "Where are you?" She peeked behind the nurses station expecting to find the child hiding, but no one was there. All of the cabinets and desks that used to be behind the counter were gone, so just the shell of the counter stood around her. There was nowhere to hide. Nowhere to go. A chill ran up Mandy's spine. She backed away from the station, her mouth dry and her heart pounding. She grabbed the tub of sheets and dashed to the elevator, beating on the button in desperation. Not daring to look over her shoulder at the wing behind her. Finally, the elevator doors opened, and she nearly tripped getting in, she was so eager to leave the floor. She pressed the fourth-floor button and gasped with relief when the doors opened into the bright floor. Mary and Bradley help solve the mystery that is keeping the ghosts of thirteen children stranded in an unused section of the hospital. And, with Mikey arrival imminent, they prepare for other changes in the Alden household.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 329

View: 6154

In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
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The Order of Brigid's Cross - The Wild Hunt

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511872942

Category:

Page: 476

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Detective Sean O'Reilly is called in to interrogate a young boy who is the only witness to a massacre during a gang war. The child's story is too far-fetched for most of the Chicago Police Force to believe - claims of an army of other-worldly creatures who attacked and dismembered the rival gangs. But Sean O'Reilly believes him, because he's seen them himself. An encounter he had as a boy in a dark forest in Ireland did not just given him nightmares, but changed his entire life.
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Loose Ends

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461014522

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 460

Former Chicago police officer Mary O'Reilly has been able to communicate with ghosts since having a near-death experience. Now working as a private investigator, the case of a young woman's drowning at a senator's home may not be the accident it was made out to be. Mary is hired to find out the truth, which causes her to become the target of the killers.
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Death's Refrain

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546776475

Category: Murder

Page: 496

View: 4048

A distinct chill went up Professor Elaine Wright's spine. She slowly turned around and her heart dropped when she saw the ghost of a young girl standing near the road. Like the other ghosts Elaine had encountered, the girl was translucent. Elaine could make out her features, but if she looked closely she could see through her to the woods beyond. The ghost lifted pleading, tear-filled eyes to Elaine. She began to fade from view, but before she was totally gone, she reached out her arms. "Please help me," she cried desperately, tears filling her eyes. "I'm so cold." Elaine Wright has been called in to help solve a case of disappearing coeds from the college in Baraboo, Wisconsin. But Detective Ryan Wagner wanted more than Elaine's expertise in criminology when he called on her to help solve the crime, he wanted the benefit of her psychic gift. and he wanted another chance to get to know the professor in a more personal way.
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Marge in Charge

Author: Isla Fisher

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062662201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 963

Actress and comedian Isla Fisher’s hilarious debut introduces Marge, your kids’ favorite new zany babysitter—perfect for fans of Amelia Bedelia and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Features charming illustrations! Siblings Jemima and Jake Button don’t know what to make of their new babysitter, Marge: She’s not tall enough to ride a rollercoaster and, when she first arrives, she’s dressed like a grandma and looks very serious. But as soon as Mommy and Dad are gone, mischievous Marge lets down her rainbow hair and the adventures begin. Jemima and Jake aren’t supposed to shoot apple juice out of water guns, eat pancakes off the ceiling, or throw impromptu concerts during music class—but with Marge here, everything’s gone topsy-turvy! Can they have this much fun and still finish everything on Mommy’s list before their parents come home to discover what’s been going on? In these three madcap stories, it’s obvious that everything’s way more fun when Marge is in charge.
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The Great Fire

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6353

An account of the Great Chicago Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and historical documents.
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My Ántonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Czech Americans

Page: 372

View: 1839

The story of a frontier family in the Midwest.
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Twenty-five Ghost Stories

Author: West Bob Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ghost stories, American

Page: 255

View: 1294

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Deadly Circumstances - A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522874928

Category: Murder

Page: 320

View: 7662

The bedroom door flew open with a powerful crash. "What the...?" Mary exclaimed. Mike nodded. "Yeah, well see, that's the problem," he said with a sigh. "You brought someone home with you tonight." "What?" "And it looks like she's not real happy about your relationship with Bradley," he said. "I have a jealous ghost in my house?" Mary asked, astonished. Mike shook his head apologetically. "No, sweetheart," he said. "You have a jealous poltergeist in your home." As if on cue, the drawers in Mary's dresser opened, and her clothing started flying across the room. Mary turned back to Mike. "Really?" she asked. "Like I need this now?" She walked into the center of her bedroom and immediately was hit in the face by a pair of her own underwear. And this time she was sure of it. She heard a giggle, and then suddenly the entire room was filling with swirling clothing. Bradley came running into the room and the ruckus ended. "What happened?" he asked. "I think I just met one of your former girlfriends," Mary said, pulling a pair of underwear from out of her neckline. "And I don't think she was very happy to meet me."
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Secret Hollows

A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781490944753

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 5038

The man smiled at Timmy. “That would be nice of you. Why don't you lead the way?”Timmy moved past the man and started back up the hill. He heard the whoosh of something moving quickly through the air, but it hit him before he had time to react. He felt the impact against his head and his whole body flew sideways through the air. Landing in the dense ground cover, his face was momentarily buried in loose dirt, pine needles, dried leaves and twigs. Lifting his head, he took a deep breath and started to scramble away on his hands and knees. A strong hand caught him by the neck and pushed him back into the dirt.“Sorry, Timmy, I can't let you go now,” the man whispered. “You'd tell.”Timmy Beck, Fireman Mike Richards' boyhood friend, was killed twenty years ago, but everyone in the town is sure they caught the right man…or did they? Why is Timmy's ghost still haunting Lake Le-Aqua-Na? Mary, Bradley, Ian and Mike investigate and find the true murderer may be much closer than they had ever expected.
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Ghosts of Stephenson County

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540322722

Category:

Page: 84

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Ghosts of Stephenson County is a collection of local ghost stories told by Terri Reid. The stories are from interviews Reid conducted as a freelance journalist. A portion of each sale will benefit the Stephenson County Historical Society.
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Natural Reaction

A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery - Book Six

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490367316

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 5809

The last few students climbed through windows, black smoke billowing out of them. The teacher turned to his student. “I'll let you down first.”“But Coach, whose going to help you?”“Hey, you're my best fielder, I expect to jump right into your arms,” he said. “Just promise not to whip me over to Smith for a double play.”The young man, his face streaked with soot, grinned at his coach. “Yeah, Coach, I promise.”He took the young man's hands in a tight grip and slowly lowered him out the window. When he had extended his reach as far as he could, he let him go.The student fell into the evergreen boughs, the prickly needles scraped his arms, but the branches kept him from hitting the ground. He rolled off the bushes and jumped up as fast as he could. He turned his eager face up to the window. “Okay, Coach,” he called.The explosion violently blew the windows out of the building. Screaming students darted across the lawn, barely escaping the shards of glass raining down on them. All of the students except Stevo, who still stood below the gaping hole in the wall, oblivious to the blood running down his face and arms. “Coach, Coach,” he screamed. “I'm here, Coach. Coach, I'm here.”Mary O'Reilly investigates the death of a beloved high school coach while she tries to overcome the repercussion of solving Jeannine's murder.
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Designer Baby

Author: Aaron Elias Brunsdon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925384215

Category:

Page: 320

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Old Acquaintance

Author: Terri Reid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545349809

Category: Women mediums

Page: 316

View: 3353

Mary O'Reilly Alden froze and stared into the living room. She could swear that something moved in there. She walked around the counter, towards the living room, and heard a soft giggle. It sounded like a child's voice, but there was something about it that sent chills down her spine. "Who's there?" she asked, walking to the entrance of the room. The giggle repeated, this time clearer. "I don't find this funny at all," she replied firmly, trying not to show her fear. "Now, if you want my help, you will show yourself." She looked around and saw the branches of the Christmas tree shake. She started to step forward, but a sudden grip of instinctual fear held her back. The giggle repeated, and then the voice called out, "Mary. Mary. I've found you." Mary gripped the edge of the couch, her knees weakening beneath her. It was the voice from the asylum, and it was in her home. The spirit from the asylum has followed Mary O'Reilly home for the holidays. But there are no chestnuts roasting on the open fires he's creating. With Rosie and Stanley in danger, will Mary and company be able to assure themselves of a Merry Christmas, or will things go terribly, terribly wrong?
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Yeats Is Dead!

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 037541407X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2575

Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O’Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O’Neill, Donal O’Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourt Fifteen of Ireland’s brightest and most entertaining authors came together to benefit Amnesty International–resulting in this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. Yeats is Dead! is an elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Ireland–an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a spectacular array of characters: a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a woman “who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty.” Gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats is Dead! is an out-of-control tale of lust and literature that packs big laughs and an even bigger body count. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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