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Lasher

By Anne Rice
  • ISBN Code: : 0307575861
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
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"SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology and history." --San Francisco Chronicle "STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a seductive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating." --The Miami Herald "BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight." --The Washington Post Book World "RICE SEES THINGS ON A GRAND SCALE...There is a wide-screen historical sweep to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other." --The Boston Globe "EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches." --Denver Post A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)

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Meigs County, Ohio was created in 1819 and named for Return Jonathan Meigs Jr. one of the early pioneers who surveyed and settled the Northwest Territory. He later became the 4th Governor of the State of Ohio. Before Meigs County was formed, the southern half was part of Gallia County and the northern half was part of Washington County, then Athens County. Not long after the founding of Marietta in 1787 pioneers began settling in what is now Meigs County, Ohio. In 1876, Stillman C. Larkin and others formed the Meigs County Pioneer Society to collect and preserve the history of the early settlers of Meigs County and such other matters of interest as may be declared by the Society to be worthy of recognition and preservation. This book, originally published in 1908, is a result of their efforts and gives us a wonderful look into the past. In this work you will find biographies, names and some very fascinating stories of these early settlers and their descendents.

Midnight Round-Up

By Brett Halliday
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504024931
  • Total of Pages : 135
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 826
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An all-star gang of villains descends on peaceful Powder Valley On a tawdry street in the heart of Denver, men crowd into the saloon for two reasons: cheap whiskey and Connie Dawson. The loveliest singer in Colorado, Connie has a golden voice and a brassy personality, but along with a crooked preacher, a hotshot gambler, and the fastest gunman in town, she’s about to find herself in a whole lot of trouble. All four owe the sinister Judge Prink a favor—and he’s ready to collect. Prink has recently discovered the idyllic township of Powder Valley, home to Sheriff Pat Stevens and his faithful friends Sam and Ezra, and declared it ripe for the picking. With the help of his indentured gang of miscreants, he plans to strip the innocent little community bare. But when he meets Powder Valley’s courageous trio, Prink comes face to face with the law of the gun.

Longarm 361

By Tabor Evans
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440640432
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: longarm-361.pdf

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Longarm faces a family that slays together… The town of Devils River doesn’t have much to offer beyond ice-cold beer and a bodacious blacksmith who looks to Longarm like she can bang more than an anvil. But that’s where cold-blooded killer and wanted man Dolphus Lasher has chosen to hole up. Tossing Lasher into the local jail proves to be easier than Longarm figured. Problem is, the Lashers are planning a little family reunion in Devils River—the entire murderous clan is about to descend on the town. Blood may be thicker than water, but when it comes to a showdown between lawman and Lashers, Devils River is about to run red.

The Veterans

By Eric Lambert
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Book Code : 1784975753
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
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THE JUNGLES OF NEW GUINEA: WORLD WAR II. They are the veterans of the North African desert campaign, home for three weeks' leave after three long years at war – time to find the brothels, the black markets, the racketeers and the dollar-happy Yank servicemen. When a faceless madman in the War Office throws them into the shell-torn beaches, mountain trails and steaming jungles of New Guinea, they become creatures of the mud;walking skeletons racked with malaria. There are thousands of them. In the throes of battle, black clouds billow about the destroyers in the distance, piercing the darkness with savage explosions. In a merciless system of mutual slaughter, they must draw on every last ounce of their strength for a chance of survival against the raging fires of war, the endless jungle and the brutal enemy that lies within it.

Arctic Sea

By David Poyer
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250273072
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: arctic-sea.pdf

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New threats surface in the aftermath of WWIII—this time, in the remote waters of the Arctic. Arctic Sea is the next thrilling entry in David Poyer's critically-acclaimed future war series. In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems oddly reluctant to confront Russian aggression. At the same time, the International Criminal Court is accusing Dan of a war crime. Back in Washington, Blair Titus is running Jim Yangerhans’s campaign for president, while Dan’s daughter Nan battles disease in a radiation-soaked Midwest. But when Moscow plans to test the Apocalyps, a nuclear powered citykiller torpedo, in the Arctic Sea, Dan is sucked into a perilous covert mission. Will a barely victorious America survive dangerous new threats...both from without, and within?

The Last Jews in Berlin

By Leonard Gross
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497689384
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : History
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: the-last-jews-in-berlin.pdf

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New York Times Bestseller: The true story of twelve Jews who went underground in Nazi Berlin—and survived: “Consummately suspenseful” (Los Angeles Times). When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, approximately one hundred sixty thousand Jews called Berlin home. By 1943 less than five thousand remained in the nation’s capital, the epicenter of Nazism, and by the end of the war, that number had dwindled to one thousand. All the others had died in air raids, starved to death, committed suicide, or been shipped off to the death camps. In this captivating and harrowing book, Leonard Gross details the real-life stories of a dozen Jewish men and women who spent the final twenty-seven months of World War II underground, hiding in plain sight, defying both the Gestapo and, even worse, Jewish “catchers” ready to report them to the Nazis in order to avoid the gas chambers themselves. A teenage orphan, a black-market jewel trader, a stylish young designer, and a progressive intellectual were among the few who managed to survive. Through their own resourcefulness, bravery, and at times, sheer luck, these Jews managed to evade the tragic fates of so many others. Gross has woven these true stories of perseverance into a heartbreaking, suspenseful, and moving account with the narrative force of a thriller. Compiled from extensive interviews, The Last Jews in Berlin reveals these individuals’ astounding determination, against all odds, to live each day knowing it could be their last.

Delphi Complete Works of Hugh Walpole (Illustrated)

By Hugh Walpole
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560771
  • Total of Pages : 9669
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-hugh-walpole.pdf

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The English novelist Sir Hugh Walpole was a bestselling author of the 1920’s and 1930’s, being encouraged by Henry James and Arnold Bennett. Highly regarded for his vivid plots and skill at scene-setting, Walpole wrote prolifically, producing at least one book every year and his novels established a large readership in Britain and America. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Walpole’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Walpole’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 36 solo novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE SEA TOWER and ROMAN FOUNTAIN * Special series contents tables for the Herries Chronicles and the Jeremy novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Rare short stories appearing in digital print for the first time, including MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES * A selection of Walpole’s non-fiction, including his seminal study of Anthony Trollope, available in no other collection * Features Walpole’s autobiography - discover Walpole’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: The novel ‘Farthing Hall’ was written in collaboration with J. B. Priestley and so cannot appear in this collection due to copyright restrictions. (European release year: 2055) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Herries Chronicle The Jeremy Trilogy The Novels THE WOODEN HORSE MARADICK AT FORTY MR. PERRIN AND MR. TRAILL THE PRELUDE TO ADVENTURE FORTITUDE THE DUCHESS OF WREXE THE DARK FOREST THE GREEN MIRROR THE SECRET CITY JEREMY THE CAPTIVES THE YOUNG ENCHANTED THE CATHEDRAL JEREMY AND HAMLET THE OLD LADIES PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH RED HAIR HARMER JOHN JEREMY AT CRALE WINTERSMOON HANS FROST ROGUE HERRIES ABOVE THE DARK CIRCUS JUDITH PARIS THE FORTRESS VANESSA CAPTAIN NICHOLAS THE INQUISITOR A PRAYER FOR MY SON JOHN CORNELIUS THE JOYFUL DELANEYS THE SEA TOWER ROMAN FOUNTAIN THE BRIGHT PAVILIONS THE BLIND MAN’S HOUSE THE KILLER AND THE SLAIN KATHERINE CHRISTIAN The Shorter Fiction THE GOLDEN SCARECROW THE THIRTEEN TRAVELLERS THE SILVER THORN ALL SOULS’ NIGHT HEAD IN GREEN BRONZE AND OTHER STORIES MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction JOSEPH CONRAD THE ART OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL ANTHONY TROLLOPE The Autobiography THE CRYSTAL BOX Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Petty Treason

By Madeleine E. Robins
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1466806664
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: petty-treason.pdf

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Fallen Woman of good family must, soon or late, descend to whoredom. Miss Sarah Tolerance refuses to follow the path of the Fallen Women who have gone before her. She's a straight shooter, with her pistol as well as her wit, and her mind is as sharp as the blade of her sword. Miss Tolerance is an Agent of Inquiry, a private investigator of sorts--the sole one of her kind in London, in this year of 1810 with mad King George III on the throne and Queen Charlotte acting as his Regent. Her aim was to trace lost trinkets, send wastrel husbands back to their wives, and occasionally provide protection to persons with more money than sense--but she is continually drawn into the plots of others. Her newest case poses a puzzle unlike any she has faced before: who killed the Chevalier d'Aubigny? The French émigré was beaten to death in his own bed, found by his retainers the next morning, all the doors and windows of the house sealed tight. The murder is a classic locked-room mystery, but Miss Tolerance knows she can find the key. As Miss Tolerance examines the situation and interviews witnesses and suspects, she realizes things are far more complicated than she originally suspected--for the Chevalier had more enemies than he had friends, and Miss Tolerance is hard pressed to find someone who didn't wish him dead. Her search for his killer takes her from the lowest brothels of the seedy London underworld, where men go to indulge their more aggressive desires, to the Royal Family and a Duke who must hide his perversions or risk the Throne. Welcome to Miss Tolerance's Regency London, where nothing is what it seems and the only way to serve justice is to follow conscience rather than law. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Flying for Something

By Marty Hall
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453541683
  • Total of Pages : 449
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: flying-for-something.pdf

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Flying For Something FLY NAVY is a story that jets through suspenseful currents of Navy life in raw form. Formerly titled Airman Mark for protagonist Airman Mark Kramer, this F-14 Fighter Squadron rookie gets exposed to everything an innocent young recruit never imagined existed in military service: greed, power, lust, murder, and betrayal of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by the Navy's highest ranking officials. Surrounded by a cadre of fighter pilots and enlisted contemporaries, Airman Mark becomes embroiled in a real-life battle to prove his patriotic beliefs are worth the ultimate fight. He follows the squadron through sea trials and deployment to exotic ports about the world, coming full circle in realizing what a sinister definition can encompass those two famous words: FLY NAVY!

The Books of Fell

By M.E. Kerr
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440598916
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-books-of-fell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

M.E. Kerr is a pseudonym of Marijane Meaker, the prolific author who the New York Times described as, "one of the grand masters of young adult fiction." This bundle includes Fell Back, an Edgar Award Finalist (Best Young Adult Mystery Book, 1990). M.E. Kerr also won the the Margaret A. Edwards Award, established by the American Library Association in 1988 to honor an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Fell: A strange incident on the night of the senior prom changes John Fell's entire life, leading him to enroll in an exclusive private school under an assumed name. Fell Back: When a classmate at his exclusive private school falls to his death from a tower, seventeen-year-old John Fell is determined to find out whether the incident was suicide, accident, or murder. Fell Down: Fell returns to investigate the cause of the death of Dib, his best friend, an investigation that involves the demented murderous dummy of a ventriloquist and the diary of a man who had disappeared twenty years earlier.

Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

By Martha Long
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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Book Code : 1609804155
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: ma-he-sold-me-for-a-few-cigarettes.pdf

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"Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl's unbreakable spirit."—Publishers Weekly, starred review When Martha Long's feckless mother hooks up with the Jackser ("that bandy aul bastard"), and starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles (as a child of 7, 8) are often the only thing keeping food on the table. Jackser is a master of paranoid anger and outburst, keeping the children in an unheated tenement, unable to go to school, at the ready for his unpredictable rages. Then Martha is sent by Jackser to a man he knows in exchange for the price of a few cigarettes. She is nine. She is filthy, lice-ridden, outcast. Martha and Ma escape to England, but for an itinerant Irishwoman finding work in late 1950s England is a near impossibility. Martha treasures the time alone with her mother, but amazingly Ma pines for Jackser and they eventually return to Dublin and the other children. And yet there are prized cartoon magazines, the occasional hidden penny to buy the children sweets, the glimpse of loving family life in other houses, and Martha's hope that she will soon be old enough to make her own way. Virtually uneducated, Martha Long is natural-born storyteller. Written in the vernacular of the day, the reader is tempted to speak like Martha for the rest of a day (and don't let me hear yer woman roarin' bout it neither). One can't help but cheer on this mischievous, quick-witted, and persistent little girl who has captured hearts across Europe.

A COMPENDIUM OF CLASSIC AND POSTMODERN NOVEL SUMMARIES

By Vivian Siahaan
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  • Publisher : SPARTA PUBLISHING
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 522
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: a-compendium-of-classic-and-postmodern-novel-summaries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is comprised of a compendium of summaries from all novels that I have read for almost twelve years. Obviously, the summaries have been documented on my blog since 2016, and seemingly, in my opinion, it is better bundled in a book form since the statistic views show that the classic fictions are those among most read, so I rose to comply with that demand. The purpose for which I devote myself to compose 85 summaries is to provide quick reading for novel readers and students. Numerous genres are presented because I am quite concious those will bequeath you an imaginative horizon. As a work of art, many of them transcend their expiatory aspects. And still more important to us than scientific significance and literary worth is the inspirational impact those novels have on serious readers. Finally, happy reading and I hope you will find this book useful.