Dead Letter Office Parish Mail 1

Author: Kira Snyder
Publisher: Coliloquy
ISBN: 193780402X
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When Celia’s father is killed in Afghanistan, she moves with her mother to New Orleans, the city where her father grew up. Struggling to adjust and haunted by troubling dreams, Celia finds comfort in new friends like Tilly, a practicing witch, and Donovan, the son of a police detective. On Halloween, bizarre supernatural occurrences rock the city. Celia meets the mysterious Luc and finds a letter, over a hundred years old, addressed to her. The paranormal repercussions continue when Celia learns that Luc is the restless spirit of a young man murdered in 1854, only able to assume solid form at night. And then, to her shock, Celia finds that the letter, which describes the suspected murder of a man in 1870, contains uncanny parallels to the present-day death of Abel Sims, a homeless veteran. With help from Luc, Tilly, and Donovan, Celia races to solve the murder—and the mystery of the letter—using both magical and forensic clues. Reviews “Dead Letter Office would be an entertaining young adult paranormal mystery all by itself. With the added pleasure of choosing options throughout the novel, all I can say is I can’t wait to read Parish Mail # 2!” – A Novel Source 4.5 STARS “I cannot recommend it enough. Once I started it, putting it down was painful, because I was that addicted to the story.” – The Book Cellar FIVE STARS “Fun, original tale that’s Ghost Whisperer meets Veronica Mars with Southern charm.” – Young Adult Book Central

Shallow Graves

Author: Patrick Logan
ISBN: 9781539500049
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Not all houses are made of brick and stone... Robert Watts is having the worst day of his entire life: first he's laid off, then he finds out that his wife is having an affair... with his boss no less. And that's only the beginning. Before the month is out, Robert finds himself alone to raise his daughter with no money, no job, and a house that is minutes from being repossessed. Just when he hits rock bottom, a strange visitor arrives at the doorstep of his soon to be foreclosed house with a letter from an Aunt he didn't know existed. The offer is simple: look after Aunt Ruth during her dying days, and in return Robert will be bequeathed the Harlop Estate in which she currently resides. It's a no brainer and Robert jumps at the opportunity, equally motivated by the prospect of financial security as he is for a fresh start. Problem is, it only takes a few nights in the Harlop Estate before he begins to question Aunt Ruth's claims that they are the home's only inhabitants... It's the scratching he hears during the night, the voices that he can barely make out over the constant rain, and then there's the girl with the rat... With their house foreclosed and their bank accounts liquidated, Robert and his daughter Amy desperately need a place to live. But the question Robert soon finds himself struggling with is whether living in the Harlop Estate is worth it... and if he can survive until Aunt Ruth passes to collect his inheritance. Shallow Graves is the first book in the Haunted Series, chilling, gruesome, and truly haunting tales with a twist that you will never see coming. Grab your copy of Shallow Graves from the Amazon best-selling author of the Insatiable Series and the Family Values Trilogy TODAY!

Dead Bolt

Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558997
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Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops... The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house, and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her reputation-before it's too late.

The Haunting Fetus

Author: Marc L. Moskowitz
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824824280
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The Haunting Fetus focuses on the belief in modern Taiwan that an aborted fetus can return to haunt its family. Although the topic has been researched in Japan and commented on in the Taiwanese press, it has not been studied systematically in relation to Taiwan in either English or Chinese. This fascinating study looks at a range of topics pertaining to the belief in haunting fetuses, including abortion, sexuality, the changing nature of familial power structures, the economy, and traditional and modern views of the spirit world in Taiwan and in traditional Chinese thought. It addresses the mental, moral, and psychological aspects of abortion within the context of modernization processes and how these ramify through historical epistemologies and folk traditions. The author illustrates how images of fetus-ghosts are often used to manipulate women, either through fear or guilt, into paying exorbitant sums of money for appeasement. He argues at the same time, however, that although appeasement can be expensive, it provides important psychological comfort to women who have had abortions as well as a much-needed means to project personal and familial feelings of transgression onto a safely displaced object. In addition to bringing to the surface underlying tensions within a family, appeasing fetus-ghosts, like other dealings with supernatural beings in Chinese religions, allows for atonement through economic avenues. The paradox in which fetus-ghost appeasement simultaneously exploits and assists evinces the true complexity of the issue--and of religious and gender studies as a whole.


Author: Kay Hooper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515153745
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The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She's been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house's seller didn't disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its role in a bloody Civil War skirmish (in which two of Hannah's own distant relations had had a part,) and the suicides--or were they murders?--of two previous owners.

The Dead Letter And The Figure Eight

Author: Metta Fuller Victor
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822331650
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Before Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler, and before Dorothy Sayers or Agatha Christie, there was Metta Fuller Victor, the first American author--man or woman--of a full-length detective novel. Originally published in 1866, The Dead Letter is presented here along with another of Victor's mysteries, The Figure Eight, out of print since its 1869 publication. Together, these stories show how--by combining conventions of the mystery form first developed by Edgar Allan Poe with those of the domestic novel--Victor pioneered the domestic detective story and paved the way for generations of writers to follow. These novels were written under the name Seeley Regester. In The Dead Letter, a young attorney, Richard Redfield relates the events surrounding the murder of Henry Moreland. One evening, on his way to visit his fiance, Eleanor Argyll, Moreland is killed by a single stab to the back. Against a background of post-Civil War politics including a preoccupation with the United States' relationship to California and Mexico, Redfield helps Burton, a legendary New York City detective, solve the crime. In The Figure Eight, Joe Meredith undertakes a series of adventures and assumes a number of disguises to solve the mystery of the murder of his uncle and regain the lost fortune of his angelic cousin whom he loves.

History Is Dead

Author: Kim Paffenroth
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 0978970799
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Our team of crack historians has uncovered the truth you never learned in school: the living dead have walked among us since the dawn of time. In this collection of gruesome tales from throughout the ages, the ravenous undead shamble through bloody battlefields, plague-ridden cities, genteel country estates, and dusty frontier towns. They emerge from foggy cemeteries, frozen barrows, loamy bogs, cursed mines, and gore-spattered operating rooms to prey on the living. But these zombies don't just eat people. They help painters and writers save their faltering careers. They unwittingly push humankind on the quest for fire. They topple evil capitalists and their corporate empires. They fight crime. They fall in love. Join us on a journey into our zombie-filled past... Neither history nor the living dead have ever been this exciting!

The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416507698
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The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

Dead Letters Anthology

Author: Conrad Williams
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783294503
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"Dead Letters: An Anthology features brand-new stories from the masters of horror, fantasy and speculative fiction, each inspired by object from the Dead Letters Office."--

The Incurable History And Haunting Of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Author: Christopher Booth
ISBN: 9780692720790
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1928, Kentucky, a horrific disease known as the white plague claimed over thousands of lives. A monstrous sanatorium was built to isolate and play host to bizarre experiments in desperation to find a cure. From the producer of Spooked and Death Tunnel, Christopher Saint Booth shares this emotional yet Spooked diary of the infected and the hell hospital they called home. Read the true accounts of a day in the life and death of the Incurable. Contains the hidden past, journals from actual patients, staff and ghost hunters. Exclusive interviews with the haunted and the blessed. This is their true story, their last words and memories of the scariest place on earth. Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a monster of a building! May their souls never be forgotten.