Body in the Backyard

(Penguin Petit)

Author: Manjula Padmanabhan

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 938762563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 15

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Since the discovery of a decaying corpse in their backyard, the members of the Bajaj family have experienced a host of emotions from shock to disgust to exasperation to fury. But when the young CID officer Vasant arrives at the crime scene, he can immediately tell that the Bajaj family may not be as innocent as they seem. However, seeing as Mr Bajaj is the additional secretary to revenue and has a meeting with the prime minister in a couple of hours, Vasant has no option but to speed up his investigation. But he is not worried. The "still alive" corpse has just started talking and Vasant is all ears. Subversive, exciting, and revealing, with a twist you actually won't be ready for, Manjula Padmanathan's Body in the Backyard is as compelling as it is well-written.
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Miracles in the Backyard - The Divine Love Path & Tools for Soul Healing

Author: Loise White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326240471

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

View: 6270

Miracles in the Backyard Description: "Miracles in the Backyard"" summarises some aspects of the Divine Love Path, highlighting some of the Universal Laws and their effects upon the body, spirit body and Soul. Divine Truth & Love, the Soul, faith, prayer, forgiveness, humility, Soul-Mates, the Spirit world, parenting, sex and sexuality are also explored from God's perspective. "Miracles in the Backyard" also addresses various concerns such as self-esteem, success, relationships, reincarnation, manifestation, abundance and body weight from both a Natural Love and a Divine Love perspective. Western medicine generally treats only the symptoms of disease and mental illness. The book explores some of the core reasons underpinning addiction, depression, anxiety, illness, co-dependent relationships and parenting challenges. A practical step-by-step healing program involving prayer and the safe expression and release of repressed emotions, including anger, fear, shame and grief are discussed.
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The House in the Curve

Hope’S Child

Author: Patricia Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477146857

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 3275

Once again the house in the curve is involved in many frightening events. Evvie and Emma have both been kidnapped along with their dog, Duncan. Emma has even revealed new gifts that no one else in the family possesses. Pastor Jim is searching for his birth parents and learns facts about his ancestry he never would have imagined. High on a hill above Coopersville is the old Anderson mansion where ghosts abound and humans are trying to co-exist. With help from Evvie and her friend Chief Haynes most of the confl ict is exposed and a killer is unmasked. Even Grandma Duncan is trying to set a trap for a murderer using her feminine wiles. There are also some new children coming into the family and at least one has an extraordinary power to share with the McDougal clan.
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The Body in the Vestibule

A Mystery

Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466813113

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 6522

Satisfying her hunger for epicurean adventure in the French provinces, small town caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild decides to throw the perfect dinner party. But during cleanup after the last guest has departed her gastronomical triumph, she encounters something neither expected nor welcome: a dead body lying in her vestibule. Unfortunately it doesn't help la belle americaine's credibility when the corpse vanishes before the local gendarmes arrive. But Faith realizes that, though the police refuse to take her seriously, a killer just might. And if she doesn't get to the bottom of this fiendish French conundrum, Faith's recent successful feast could end up being her last, in Katherine Hall Page's The Body in the Vestibule.
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The Body in the Bouillon

A Mystery

Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466806605

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 5772

The Body in the Bouillon, the third volume in Katherine Hall Page's cozy mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House — an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat's flu-depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face-first into a bowl of Faith's hot and savory bouillon. But it isn't until a blackmailing drug dealer turns up dead in Faith's bedroom that the amateur investigator realizes that murder not only happens at Hubbard, it's the specialty of the house! And Faith's own demise might very well be the next item on the menu.
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Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia

Author: John J. Eddleston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074145

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4685

A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper
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Chronicles of a Haunted House

A Diabolical Haunting

Author: Kevin Michael Guest

Publisher: Kevin Michael Guest

ISBN: 1451583869

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 5307

Something is wrong in the Davis House. Every person who has crossed the threshold has been irreversibly changed or killed. How do you cope with the sudden terror that your house is haunted? How can you fight what you don't understand? How can deal with emotions you cannot explain? Terror is an emotion you feel when something is about to happen to you. There is no word for the emotion you will feel as it is happening to you. Don't believe me? Why don't you come inside? You're guaranteed to have a lustful, thrilling time. What are you waiting for? She wants you...WarningSexually Explicit Version
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Author: Jack Finney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772096

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8234

Celebrate one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, friends, family, the woman he loves, and the entire world as he knows it. First published in 1955, this classic science fiction thriller about the ultimate alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has inspired multiple film adaptations and entertained readers for decades. This repackaged edition features a new cover by Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz.
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Camping in the Backyard

Home on Leave

Author: Anthony Zatti

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595174086

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 7986

During boot camp at Ramapo Training Center, Michael, a cute guy from rural New York, meets Jonathan, a sophisticated, hunky, wealthy, young man from Manhattan. They fall in love during their grueling weeks together. While home on leave they consummate their love as they come to terms with their homosexuality. They plan to spend their lives together and covenant to care for each other always. When Jonathan's father is killed, Jonathan and his stepmother, Lillian, take over Taylor Oil. Jonathan helps Michael get started with the training he needs to fulfill his destiny as a world-renowned baritone. During a reckless, macho display on a double date with Michael and his friend, Maureen, at a drive-in movie, Jonathan impregnates Theresa, a pizza waitress. Theresa wants to get out of crappy Mellon and believes she has found the ticket. Gary, Michael's friend from junior high school, feels brokenhearted and completely abandoned when Michael returns to Mellon with Jonathan. He forces himself to move on with his life and runs into Addison, a married, savvy, real estate executive, and enters into a passionate affair. Life in Mellon heats up and leave from boot camp isn't over yet!
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In the Flesh

Twenty Writers Explore the Body

Author: Lynne Van Luven,Kathy Page

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1926972384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9124

Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair? In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think about—and live within—our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author’s candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life. Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, André Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.
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Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

Author: Edward R. Ricciuti

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157679X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2318

Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels. As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as we come face to face in the man-made landscape. Readers will learn how to protect against potential dangers even as they are being thoroughly entertained by hair-raising tales of real-life encounters.
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Chronicles of Foxwood

Author of the Haunted Houses of Reindeer Manor

Author: Kevin Michael Guest

Publisher: Kevin Michael Guest

ISBN: 1456316168

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8465

Dr. Anderson was murdered on November 3rd, 2008 after investigating the infamous Reindeer Manor. Prior to his death, he was counseled by his long term friend and colleague, Dr. Weinstein. Now, Dr. Weinstein has discovered that the very house he discussed with his colleague on the day of his death was actually Dr. Anderson's last investigation prior to Reindeer Manor. Foxwood is a property with a tumultuous history. Every person who has entered has died or fled in terror. Can anything tame this horror of a house? Join Dr. Weinstein and discover the horror's that have tormented those who dared to reside at Foxwood.
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The Body in Four Parts

Author: Janet Kauffman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480434523

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9662

A non-linear passion play; an eloquent demand for a return to the roots of our being, our most ancient and elemental nature—air, earth, fire, water.
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Murder in My Backyard

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447253205

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 4822

Murder in My Backyard is the second novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. No one in Heppleburn has a bad word to say about Alice Parry . . . . . . But here she is, murdered in her own backyard on a bitter St. David's Eve. And when detective Stephen Ramsay starts asking questions in the village, a more ambiguous picture begins to emerge. Yes, old Mrs. Parry was loved by everyone, but sometimes her kindness had caused trouble. Yes, her two nephews were devoted to her, but they didn't really want her interfering in their rather complicated personal lives. Even among her neighbours, Alice Parry's helpfulness had sometimes misfired; and after her death, tension tight as a clenched fist grips the uneasy village. Meanwhile, the suspects keep rolling in, and Heppleburn's friendly neighbourhood killer continues his nasty piece of work . . .
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In Our Backyard

A Guide to Understanding Pollution and Its Effects

Author: Travis P. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285694

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6119

This is a welcome answer to the public's desire to know about the environment. Without taking sides, it addresses vital questions on everything from drinking water quality to the cost of toxic controls and cleanups. The information is up-to-date and complete, and the format is designed to be accessible. A question-and-answer format is employed for clarity and compactness, and topics are covered in a rising progression of complexity.
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The Psyche of the Body

A Jungian Approach to Psychosomatics

Author: Denise Gimenez Ramos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135754438

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 1340

The Psyche of the Body is a passionate and well-informed plea for a Jungian version of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. Illustrated by vivid clinical illustrations of case histories, The Psyche of the Body reviews the long history of psychosomatic medicine and models of the relationship between psyche and body that have evolved over time, and presents a full revision of research in the field over the last twenty years. It presents a much-needed theoretical model together with practical guidelines that demonstrate how the psychological aspects of specific illnesses should be handled in therapy and analysis. Practicing and training Jungian analysts, as well as all those involved in clinical treatment, will find the interdisciplinary approach to psychosomatic medicine promoted in this book fascinating reading.
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Mouse 2

Author: Daniel S. Knowles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456855980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 882

View: 7880

Journey back to Mousetown in this tenth mouse book and go with them on another 171 adventures as they boldly conduct themselves in a professional manner throughout the stories, some of the time. Don’t be surprised at what you read, and remember, there may be some stories that you may want to skip over. If you are a young pup, you may want some parental guidance, and as always, read at your own risk; the mice prefer it that way.
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Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard

A Guide to Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths and Cultures

Author: Rajendra Pillai

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307552860

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 3739

Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard is designed as a guidebook for Christians to better understand and engage people from other countries including immigrants, foreign exchange students, and tourists. By both region and religion, author Rajendra K. Pillai explains cultural considerations and common points of reference to readers eager to share the good news of Jesus Christ with foreign-born individuals. Between 1990 and 2000, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism–along with many other religions–grew at a record pace, due heavily to immigration and conversion. During this same period of time the number of people who call themselves Christians dropped by 9 percent. Meanwhile, 98 percent of churches experienced non-growth or declines in attendance. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Children in the City

Home Neighbourhood and Community

Author: Pia Christensen,Margaret O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134512651

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 3648

This timely and thought-provoking book explores children's lives in modern cities. At a time of intense debate about the quality of life in cities, this book examines how they can become good places for children to live in. Through contributions from childhood experts in Europe, Australia and America, the book shows the importance of studying children's lives in cities in a comparative and generational perspective. It also contains fascinating accounts of city living from children themselves, and offers practical design solutions. The authors consider the importance of the city as a social, material and cultural place for children, and explore the connections and boundaries between home, neighbourhood, community and city. Throughout, they stress the importance of engaging with how children see their city in order to reform it within a child-sensitive framework. This book is invaluable reading for students and academics in the field of anthropology, sociology, social policy and education. It will also be of interest to those working in the field of architecture, urban planning and design.
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