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The Secret Dead

The Secret Dead

The Secret Dead

Author: ,

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Isbn 10: 0385683022

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 48

Number of Views: 1975

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Even the dead have a story to tell... Naples, 1566. During a sweltering summer, eighteen-year-old Giordano Bruno takes his final vows at San Domenico Maggiore and is admitted to the Dominican Order - despite doubts over his tendency to ask difficult questions. Assisting in the infirmary, Bruno witnesses an illicit autopsy performed on the body of a young woman. Her corpse reveals a dark secret, and Bruno suspects that hers may not have been an accidental death. His investigation leads him to a powerful figure who wants to keep the truth buried - and Bruno is forced to make a choice between his future in the Order, and justice for an innocent victim and her grieving family. A spellbinding and eerily poignant short story that brings the tense atmosphere of the Inquisition and the promise of the Renaissance to vivid life.


The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

Isbn 10: 1513287249

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1652

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The Dead Secret (1856) is a novel by Wilkie Collins. Written in the aftermath of Antonina (1850), his successful debut, The Dead Secret finds the author honing the trademark sense of mystery and psychological unease that would make him a household name around the world. Recognized as an important Victorian novelist and pioneer of detective fiction, Wilkie Collins was a writer with a gift for thoughtful entertainment, stories written for a popular audience that continue to resonate with scholars and readers today. Born in Porthgenna Tower, Rosamond Treverton is a child of secrecy. Her birthmother, Sarah Leeson, became pregnant after an affair with a local miner. Unable to raise her daughter, she allowed her to be adopted by Mrs. Treverton, the lady of the Tower, herself unable to bear children. Sworn to silence, Sarah leaves a hidden note in a room at Porthgenna before disappearing into the night. Years later, the Tower has been inherited by Rosamond, who continues to live there with her husband Leonard Frankland. When she becomes pregnant, a strange nurse arrives to take care of her and soon reveals the secret of her birth, threatening Rosamond’s control of Porthgenna Tower and the Treverton family fortune. Beyond its sensational plot, The Dead Secret is a masterpiece of Gothic suspense and mystery for seasoned readers of Victorian fiction and newcomers alike. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Wilkie Collins’ The Dead Secret is a classic work of English literature reimagined for modern readers.


Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Isbn 10: 0718080890

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1690

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Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, bring us fully alive. Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding that life, of identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and of embracing all that God has in store.


Club Dead

Club Dead

Club Dead

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101134011

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1528

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Bon Temps’s psychic waitress takes a dangerous road trip in the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. There’s only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and it’s Bill Compton. But recently he’s been a little distant—in another state, distant. Then his sinister and sexy boss Eric Northman tells Sookie where she might find him. Next thing she knows, she’s off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead, a dangerous little haunt where the elite of vampire society can go to chill out and suck down some Type-O. But when Sookie finally finds Bill—caught in an act of serious betrayal—she’s not sure whether to save him...or sharpen some stakes.


The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

Isbn 10: 3849658155

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 600

Number of Views: 991

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Wilkie Collins possesses the art of writing plays and stories so as to awaken and sustain the interest of the reader. He can create and work out a plot. It is true that the subject-matter of the plot is generally rather trivial, the characters commonplace, the whole tone and cast of the work conventional and insignificant. But the story, such as it is, has the merit of being neatly and pleasantly told. The author has set himself assiduously to inquire how the materials which he has been able to collect should be strung together, what proportion the several parts should bear to each other, and how the end of the story may be constantly anticipated by introductory hints without its precise character £ divulged. The result of this painstaking industry is that the reader is carried gently on, and is forced to take an interest in the web of circumstance which is spun for his benefit. Few writers give themselves so much trouble. If they have anything to say, they are ordinarily wrapped up in saying it, and trust to the guidance of their own genius to give it expression. If they have nothing to say, they are so happily constituted as not to perceive their own defects. It is, rare to find an author who, without originality, or great powers of any sort, has the gift of seeing how much arrangement and contrivance may do to enhance the value of the little he has to offer. This gift has been sufficient to ensure Mr. Collins a very considerable success, and his novels have been welcomed by the public, which always relishes the treat of small ingenuities, and likes any species of unambitious, intelligible entertainment. Besides, to have the art of narration implies the possession of many good literary qualities. It indicates that sort of good sense and good taste which rejects the superfluous, the incongruous, and the extravagant. It involves the power of putting a mass of detached minute facts into a decisive and appreciable shape. It makes us sure that the writer will keep clear of all that could annoy, weary, or offend us. The 'Dead Secret‘ is no secret to a numerous class of readers, nor will it long remain a mystery to those who set out in search of it for the first time. Perhaps it is doubtful how far the intentions of a novelist should be impenetrable,—what light should glimmer at the end of his shadowy vistas,-—what clues should be afforded to the pilgrims of romance. Of course no one is tempted on by utter darkness, yet in a tale which appeals simply to one element in the imagination—curiosity; it is a proof of defective development if we at once anticipate the catastrophe. The secret is buried (not dead), but its cofin is of crystal.


The Wench is Dead

The Wench is Dead

The Wench is Dead

Author: Colin Dexter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Isbn 10: 0330468901

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1702

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The Wench is Dead is the eighth novel in Colin Dexter's Oxford-set detective series. That night he dreamed in Technicolor. He saw the ochre-skinned, scantily clad siren in her black, arrowed stockings. And in Morse's muddled computer of a mind, that siren took the name of one Joanna Franks . . . The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 22nd June 1859. At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989 the body of Chief Inspector Morse – though very much alive – was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Treatment for a perforated ulcer was later pronounced successful. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation and the trial that followed Joanna Franks' death . . . and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent . . . The Wench is Dead is followed by the ninth Inspector Morse book, The Jewel That Was Ours.


The Reawakening

The Reawakening

The Reawakening

Author: Joseph Souza

Publisher: Permuted Press

Isbn 10: 161868082X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 812

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A series of terrible things begin to happen when a scientist with a dark past resumes his genetic experiments in a small Maine town. The animals suddenly become aggressive for no apparent reason, attacking anyone within sight, including Rick’s wife. After slaughtering his diseased herd, Rick realizes to his horror that they have come back to life. Soon the farm is under siege by the deranged animals, and a small group of refugees who have assembled in the farmhouse must hunker down and defend themselves against the terrible onslaught of cannibals. The entire town soon becomes filled with the human flesh-eaters, threatening the farmhouse and the survivors within it. But they all have the same message before they reawaken: they are seeking the chosen ones. The onset of winter provides a temporary defense against the army of the dead, but with supplies running low, the survivors realize they must formulate a plan before the arrival of spring and the dreaded melt-off. And as the world outside them descends into total madness, a surprising leader emerges from the group who will hopefully lead them to safety.


Sacrilege

Sacrilege

Sacrilege

Author: S.J. Parris

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Isbn 10: 0385679696

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 948

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London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name. But in the city that was once England's greatest center of pilgrimage, Bruno begins to uncover unsuspected secrets that point to the dead man being part of a larger and more dangerous plot in the making. He must turn his detective's eye on history--on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and on the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body--in order to solve the crime.


Misted Lives

Misted Lives

Misted Lives

Author: R Didraj

Publisher: Notion Press

Isbn 10: 1946556149

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 236

Number of Views: 1473

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Kevin Jinosh, a college student who has no faith in relationships, meets Nirakshi Mehta at his sister’s wedding. As their friendship develops, Kevin notices strange things happening in his house. It becomes clear that an evil spirit from her past is haunting Kevin, threatening his life. Before he can save himself, Nirakshi gets possessed by an unknown spirit, throwing their relationship into chaos. When everything spirals down to hope, trust, friendship and love, Kevin is left with only one question to answer. How far will he go to save a girl who has become almost impossible to stay in love with?


The Waking the Dead Study Guide Expanded Edition

The Waking the Dead Study Guide Expanded Edition

The Waking the Dead Study Guide Expanded Edition

Author: John Eldredge,Craig McConnell

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

Isbn 10: 0310084806

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 534

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Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, and bring us fully alive. In this revised and updated study guide, bestselling author John Eldredge takes you deeper into the secret of finding that life, identifying the battle over your heart, and embracing all God has in store for you. Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, this study guide features: The Big Ideas: The eye-opening central truths of each chapter Mythic Parables: Classic stories from Scripture as well as fairy tales, old and new Heart Monitors: Barometers for evaluating your feelings, struggles, and passions Leader’s Guide: A new leader’s guide to help you guide groups through the material No matter what you’ve known so far, an abundant and glorious new life is waiting for you—if you open the eyes of your heart and see.


Listening for the Secret

Listening for the Secret

Listening for the Secret

Author: Ulf Olsson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Isbn 10: 0520961765

Category: Music

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1628

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Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group’s music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation, and the avant-garde, the Grateful Dead provides a unique lens through which we can better understand the meaning and creation of the counterculture community. Marshaling the critical and aesthetic theories of Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault and others, Ulf Olsson places the music group within discourses of the political, specifically the band’s capacity to create a unique social environment. Analyzing the Grateful Dead’s music as well as the forms of subjectivity and practices that the band generated, Olsson examines the wider significance and impact of its politics of improvisation. Ultimately, Listening for the Secret is about how the Grateful Dead Phenomenon was possible in the first place, what its social and aesthetic conditions of possibility were, and its results. This is the first book in a new series, Studies in the Grateful Dead.


Velvet Vol. 2: The Secret Lives Of Dead Men

Velvet Vol. 2: The Secret Lives Of Dead Men

Velvet Vol. 2: The Secret Lives Of Dead Men

Author: Ed Brubaker

Publisher: Image Comics

Isbn 10: 1632154897

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1776

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The white-hot spy series from the creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is back! Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she's coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying. Don't miss the second volume in the adventures of comics' favorite new super-spy! Collects VELVET #6-10.


Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Beverly Connor

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101099992

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1817

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“Call[ing] to mind the forensic mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell” (Chicago Sun-Times), Beverly Connor’s spellbinding series proves that the dead do tell tales—and reveal secrets that can threaten the living in the most chilling of ways… In the depths of an unmapped cave, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon makes an astonishing discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a caving victim. Soon, the remains of two more bodies are found—one in an old car submerged in the waters of an abandoned quarry, another buried in the Georgia woods. At first, with nothing to link the dissimilar victims except desiccated bones, Diane can’t fathom the connection. But someone in her shadow does. It’s the key to a mystery that reaches back seventy years in a heritage of love, greed, and murder—and an unearthed family secret that still holds the power to kill.


The Dead Girl's Secret

The Dead Girl's Secret

The Dead Girl's Secret

Author: Shruti Priyaa

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 25

Number of Views: 788

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The corpse of a girl is found in a desolate alley in Powai. Her arms and legs are raised and her neck is lifted up from the ground. Why did the woman’s rigor mortis form in such a weird manner? And why did the pathologist’s face change when he saw the corpse? Who was involved in her murder? Was it her fiancé? Was it her conservative parents? Or was it someone unexpected? Raunak and Samaira work for days and nights to find out the killer, only to know that it’s someone too close, too near and too known to be found out. Will they find out the killer?


The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

Author: Collins W.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

Isbn 10: 5521068376

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1353

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The Dead Secret was Collins’s first full-length puzzle-romance. Moments from death, Mrs Treverton tells a secret, never to be passed to her husband. Years later, when her daughter Rosamond returns with her husband, she is warned not to enter the Myrtle Room. Strong-minded and ingenious, Rosamond’s determined detective work uncovers a shocking truth.


Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Ava McCarthy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 0007363931

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1233

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From the author of the Harry Martinez thrillers comes a gripping psychological suspense novel. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Haynes and Gone Girl.


Say I'm Dead

Say I'm Dead

Say I'm Dead

Author: E. Dolores Johnson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Isbn 10: 1641602775

Category: Family & Relationships

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1780

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Say I'm Dead is the true story of family secrets, separation, courage, and trans-formation through five generations of interracial relationships. Fearful of prison time—or lynching—for violating Indiana's antimiscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnson's black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry in Buffalo, New York. When Johnson was born, social norms and her government-issued birth certificate said she was Negro, nullifying her mother's white blood in her identity. Later, as a Harvard-educated business executive feeling too far from her black roots, she searched her father's black genealogy. But in the process, Johnson suddenly realized that her mother's whole white family was—and always had been—missing. When she began to pry, her mother's 36-year-old secret spilled out. Her mother had simply vanished from Indiana, evading an FBI and police search that had ended with the conclusion that she had been the victim of foul play.


Shadows of the Dead

Shadows of the Dead

Shadows of the Dead

Author: Spencer Kope

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Isbn 10: 1250178355

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1330

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The best tracker in the world, a man with a secret and a special set of skills, must find two nearly untraceable killers before time runs out for their victims, in Spencer Kope's Shadows of the Dead. A woman—abducted and found in the trunk of a car after a high-speed chase—regains consciousness in the ICU to reveal two crucial pieces of information: the man who kidnapped her is not the same as the man who left her in the woods, and she's not the first victim—in fact, she is number eight. Magnus “Steps” Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Known for his ability to find and follow trails over any surface, Steps is called in on cases that require his unparalleled skills. But there’s a secret to his talent. Steps has a kind of synesthesia where he can see the ‘essence’ of a person—what he calls ‘shine’—on everything they’ve touched. Brought in to track the driver through a dense forest after the blood hounds have lost his trail, Steps and his partner Jimmy find the driver laughing maniacally, babbling about souls, and hiding a pristinely maintained box of eight posed rats. Now the Special Tracking Unit must chase two villains—through not just the real world, but the dark web as well—tracking an enemy they can't see, as time runs out for the unknown victims.


A Dead Man's Secret

A Dead Man's Secret

A Dead Man's Secret

Author: Simon Beaufort

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

Isbn 10: 1780100000

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1506

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The new ‘Sir Geoffrey Mappestone’ mystery - When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone is ordered by King Henry to deliver a series of mysterious letters to the restless western reaches of Wales, he agrees only reluctantly. His conviction that the simple mission hides something more sinister is strengthened when the letters’ scribe is murdered before the journey begins. Then one of Geoffrey’s travelling companions is killed, and he knows he must uncover the secret behind the letters before more victims are claimed . . .


The Dead Seed

The Dead Seed

The Dead Seed

Author: William Campbell Gault

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1453273409

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 184

Number of Views: 1574

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Brock’s boyhood idol moves in next door before vanishing and leaving a body in his wake In Hollywood’s golden age, there was no finer swashbuckler than Fortney Grange. Decades after he last swung on a chandelier, Grange is nearly forgotten, his legacy surviving only in fuzzy black-and-white on the late-late movie channel. But to Brock Callahan, Grange remains a hero. When his idol shacks up with the aged widow next door, the ex-private investigator is starstruck. It takes a murder for the celluloid sheen to begin to fade. A strange pair of Arizona blackmailers takes up residence in a van outside Grange’s house. Grange and his new lady friend disappear, and a few days later, his agent is found dead. Though it breaks his heart, Callahan is forced to investigate the man who has given him so much joy. And it will take more than swordplay for this aging daredevil to escape the chair. The Dead Seed is the 11th book in the Brock Callahan Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.