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"I am so pleased to have written my first children's book and to have my dear friend Wendell Minor illustrate it. I thought it would be a daunting project, but with six grandchildren and eleven stepgrandchildren, I've been telling stories to children for a long time." -- Mary Higgins Clark Thomas loved his summer visits to his grandmother's on Cape Cod. He spent hours wondering about the sailing ships of the past and imagining their stories. He dreamed of being on a sailing ship himself. One afternoon after a night of terrible thunderstorms, Thomas finds, deep in the sand, a weathered, old-fashioned belt buckle. When he picks it up, a boy his own age, Silas Rich, who was a cabin boy on a ship called the Monomoy that sailed almost 250 years ago, appears. Suddenly the world of sailing ships is very near as Silas tells his tale. Beloved and bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark tells a story of mystery and adventure that will transport readers to a time and place beyond their imaginings in her first book for children. Wendell Minor's inspired paintings make a time long ago very real.
When wounded wolf Skinwalker, Nick Chien, comes under the care of Jessie Healy, she knows it's her duty as a Dreamwalker to kill him. But there's something about the handsome stranger that stays her hand. A tense truce forms as they realize they must work together to defeat a common-and deadly-enemy. The Ruler of Ghost, Nagi, is building a Spirit army designed to destroy all. To stop him, Jessie will need Nick's help. But once close to the lure of Nick, will Jessie commit the ultimate sin...?
One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "... till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."
WHEN NIGHT FALLS AND THE HORRORS RISE -- WILL NANCY STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE? What strange dark secrets can a college professor reveal -- after she has risen from the grave? Do dogs howl at the moon . . .do their eyes glow in the night -- one hundred years after their death? What evil power lurks in the fortune-teller's den -- embodied in the sinister form of a terrifying froglike creature? Prepare to lock your doors and dim your lights. The sound you hear is the beating of your own heart. Nancy Drew is about to face some of her most challenging cases ever -- six frightening and unforgettable encounters with the unknown. . . .
JOIN FRANK AND JOE... On a deserted country road, where, a fiendish scarecrow walks and talks and stalks its victims! On a stromy night at sea, where the Hardys' only hope of rescue is an l8th-century whaling ship piloted by a ghostly, crew! In the dank, dark dungeon of a Scottish castle haunted by its first lord, a cruel and notorious pirate! WHEREVER DANGER LEADS... THE GHOST-HUNTING HARDY BOYS ARE SURE TO FOLLOW! Don't be alarmed, there is no such thing as a ghost -- or is there? Who knows what unseen powers lurk in the darkness? Frank and Joe are about to find out as they face some of their most challenging cases ever -- six startling journeys into the heart of mystery and fear...
From the Book Jacket: The rich history of Pennsylvania is filled with the unexplained: frightening specters, mysterious apparitions and haunted buildings. Join Dan Asfar as he recounts the Keystone State's most intriguing ghost stories: phantoms materialize and eerie lights flash at historic Gettysburg, America's most famous-and haunted-battlefield in a fountain at the notorious Baleroy Mansion in Philadelphia, a young boy sees a skull in place of his own reflection-a strange premonition of his sudden death a month later every New Year's Day, the spirit of colonial war hero Anthony Wayne wanders Route 322, still frustrated that his earthly remains were buried in separate graves a three-year-old girl takes a fatal fall while her father paints her portrait, causing it to be inexplicably possessed by her forlorn spirit while painting a mural on the walls of a Millvale church, renowned painter Maxo Vanka is visited by the terrifying specter of a long-dead priest two mysterious suicides cause a spike in paranormal activity in Tamaqua's haunted Elks Club under the influence of an otherworldly force, a backwoods recluse kills a man, initiating a bizarre chain of events on Hawk Mountain deceased convicts, driven to insanity by abuse, return to haunt the Eastern State Penitentiary, the first prison where solitary confinement was used plaintive choral strains waft over Loyalsock Creek near Williamsport-lasting reminder of a young woman's death. With strange and often terrifying consequences, Pennsylvania ghosts appeal in Pittsburgh, Radnor, Newtown, Lancaster, Hollidaysburg, Bedford, Altoona New Hope, London Britain Township and more.
For four men in the town of Milburn, New York, an act carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past.
"In life, not every sin goes unpunished." For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them.
When eleven-year-old Kay Kay Granger learns that the White House is haunted and uses that knowledge to play a prank on her family, she lands in big trouble with her mother, the United States President.
In this start to a paranormal series, Sara's new town has a lot of history--and a lot of ghosts who want to tell her all about it. Sara Collins is a normal twelve-year-old girl with an abnormal secret: She is psychic. She's had her abilities for as long as she can remember, but she doesn't like to talk about them. She hopes that if she ignores them, they might go away. Sara wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and to her, "normal" doesn't include anything paranormal. But Sara's life is about to be turned upside down, because she's moving across the country with her dad to an old shore town in New Jersey. A shore town with a lot of history...and more than its fair share of ghosts roaming around. As Sara tries to settle into her new home, she discovers that for the first time, the ghosts around her can communicate with her. One ghost in particular desperately needs something from her and won't leave her alone. Sara wants to help, but she's scared. Can Sara put her fear aside and help the spirit? Will doing so put her in jeopardy? Meanwhile, Sara meets a great local girl named Lily Randazzo, and against all odds, really bonds with her. Sara has made a true friend for the first time in her life. Maybe New Jersey isn't so bad after all....
Mr. Ramsey has to travel out West for research, and he's taking all the BSG on a trip to a real Montana dude ranch. Skiing, snowboarding, cowboys, wild animals, celebrities... it's the recipe for an amazing adventure!
Stagecoach robberies. Shoot-outs. Striking it rich. Throughout the Wild West small towns were formed, thriving with men and women from the East and gold from the mines. Notorious outlaws, desperadoes, and gunslingers rustled up trouble in town after town. When the gold disappeared, the outlaws, as well as the local folks, abandoned their towns. Or did they? There are still sounds, not just the paint peeling from the deserted storefronts, or the tumbleweeds whispering as they somersault down the empty streets. There are voices, whispering stories--are they real or imagined? Stories like the one about the Lost Mine in Maiden, Texas, or the Bad Man from Bodie, California, who's still searching for his lost finger...
In this spine-tingling new series, the stars of TV's GHOST HUNTERS introduce readers to a team of paranormal investigators who reunite to defeat a sinister force they unleashed long ago. . . . For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall--let alone explain--what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. According to local legend, the house was cursed by a dark past and inhabited by evil. It burst into flames on the night of their visit, leaving the friends traumatized and nearly dead with only vague memories of the frightening events they had witnessed inside. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out, once and for all, what took place that fateful night . . . before the supernatural entity they escaped threatens to overtake them again.
Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting his grand tour by train through Asia. In the three decades since, the world he recorded in that book has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed and China has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time he passed through. InGhost Train to the Eastern Star,Theroux re-creates that earlier journey. His odyssey takes him from eastern Europe, still hung-over from communism, through tense but thriving Turkey into the Caucasus, where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbor Azerbaijan revels in oil-fueled capitalism. Theroux is firsthand witness to it all, encountering adventures only he could have: from the literary (sparring with the incisive Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk) to the dissolute (surviving a week-long bender on the Trans-Siberian Railroad). Wherever he goes, his omnivorous curiosity and unerring eye for detail never fail to inspire, enlighten, inform, and entertain.
They were going to dig up Star's corral. Callie lay sprawled across her bed, staring out the window. Workers moved through her yard and across a circle of trampled dirt, talking loudly, while a light wind blew up clouds of dust around them. Sweat plastered their damp shirts to their skin. One of the workers pulled a tape measure from her belt every so often; another held a pad on which he made notes. They were examining the land, so they could give Callie's dad an estimate on building the pool and deck he'd designed. Two other companies had already done the same thing.
Yes, she believed in ghosts, or if not ghosts, per se, a memory that lingered in certain places.It sure as hell wasn't something she was going to share with anyone.Nikki DuMonde's newest employee is standing at the end of her bed at four o'clock in the morning begging for help. It's a joke, right? Besides, as manager of a successful New Orleans haunted-tour company, Nikki doesn't scare easily. But in the light of day, harsh reality sets in as a police officer informs her that Andy was brutally murdered-at the exact time Nikki swears the distraught woman was in her room.No one believes her except for Brent Blackhawk, a paranormal investigator desperately trying to forget his tragic past. Half Irish, half Lakota-and able to communicate with the dead-Brent is used to living in two worlds. But when he realizes the ghost of a slain government agent is also trying to reach out to Nikki, he knows that she, too, must listen to the dead...if she wants to keep living.
Zak Cody moves like a shadow across the land. An avenging angel appointed by the president, he dispenses justice swiftly, brutally and without mercy! THE APPROACHING STORM A rebellion is brewing in the New Mexico territories. An Indian who rides with white men-a Navajo renegade using the name of a legendary fallen warrior-is stirring up fear and rage and bloodlust. Under orders from President Grant, Zak Cody-the enigmatic enforcer they call "Shadow Rider"-heads into the unknown to confront the killer and make things right. But on bloody ground where, without motive or warning, an Indian raiding party has set upon defenseless victims, things are not what they seem. Cody senses that a snare is being set- and many more, guilty and innocent alike, will die if he can not avert the slaughter. His only hope is to spring the trap himself, and if the Shadow Rider's death is the consequence ... so be it.
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001by Steve Coll
The story of Bin Laden and the CIA to 2001.
On a chilly spring night in Grandview, reformed tough guy Gordon Reese makes a final break with his old ways, bidding farewell to his roughneck buddies at The Whetstone Bar. But a vicious killer makes certain that Gordon's farewell will be final indeed. And now the haunting begins. Gordon's murder has sparked a return to his violent ways, and his embittered spirit is quickly learning how to physically unleash his fury. He hunts down Craig Lusak -- the last man to see Gordon alive -- and begins to terrorize him mercilessly in a rage fueled by vengeance, anger, and unrelenting bloodlust. Problem is, Gordon may be haunting the wrong man. When ghost whisperer Melinda Gordon begins to investigate the murder, she discovers a terrified Lusak, who, though desperate to ward off his ghostly tormentor, is secretive about his involvement with Gordon Reese's death. Melinda's interference provokes the killer to begin stalking her, and she becomes the next target of his obsessive homicidal rage. For each minute that the murder goes unsolved, Lusak grows weaker and Melinda faces increasing danger. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Gordon Reese overcome his demons in time to save Melinda from his killer, or will Gordon's unquenchable thirst for revenge lead her to a horrific end?
Just an ordinary day in Grandview with customers at the Village Java looking for that perfect caffeine fix and lookylous being transformed into buyers by the eclectic assortment of antiques at Same As It Never Was. But there's nothing ordinary about the blur of activity at Jack's Dry Cleaning, where shirts are spinning on the racks and dresses are dancing without their owners. A spirit has taken up residence in the store, and although Melinda Gordon usually can sort out what's keeping a spirit from crossing over, this particular one is frustratingly uncommunicative. After a week of trying, the store owner is convinced that Melinda will never succeed. Then self-acclaimed spiritual consultant Wendy King comes to town, guaranteeing success in moving spirits to the afterlife. . . for a fee. But Wendy's methodology involves trapping and forcing spirits into the light. And she pays no heed when Melinda tells her that what she is doing is wrong and dangerous. After a young couple inherits the old Ray mansion and asks for help selling the antiques that fill the house, Melinda pushes aside her concerns about Wendy. But the old house holds a terrible secret and a spirit that Melinda cannot budge. The frightened owners turn to Wendy King, who forces the spirit to cross over, despite Melinda's pleadings. But Wendy's actions release an evil, unyielding spirit, one who promises to release a flood of disease and terror on the town, starting with the people closest to the Ghost Whisperer.
The protagonist, Jaris discovers a boy's picture in an old school book looking just like him. He sets out to find the underlying dark secret.
Mr. Penny is always the ghost in the play on Halloween night. This year he has a problem-- a bad case of hiccups. As he walks to town, hiccuping all the way, kids and grown-ups he meets tell him ways to cure his hiccups. Mr. Penny tries everything but his hiccups don't stop and he's afraid he won't be able to be in the play. Mr. Gates may be sad but you'll laugh all through this story where hiccups come out in the funniest places! This is a great read-aloud or read-alone story with most of the pictures described.
Matt is desperate to fit in at summer camp. One night he gets lost when he goes off on his own to retrieve a forgotten life preserver. A wolf appears and Matt overcomes his fears and follows it. He finds a half-wolf, half-dog pup whose mother is dead. Is the big wolf who guides him the same wolf that his father rescued years before from a trap?
Will Henry could weave a tale of excitement and adventure better than any other writer of the West, and collected here are five of his greatest and most vivid frontier stories. In the opening novella "Wolf Eye," a cattle rancher must make a wrenching decision when wolves come onto his land. And "Ghost Wolf of Thunder Mountain" tells of a very different kind of wolf, one whose cry is the harbinger of death. But each tale in this book is a prime example of the artistry, the craft, and the emotion that Will Henry put into everything he wrote.
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