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Closed Casket

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Publisher: HarperCollins
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Hercule Poirot, the world's most famous detective, returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders. "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited -- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why -- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it -- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all? Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Closed Casket

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Author: Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie Book Resume:

Hercule Poirot, the world's most famous detective, returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders. "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited -- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why -- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it -- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all? Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Midwinter Murder

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Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie Book Resume:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels An all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the holidays—including the original version of “Christmas Adventure,” never before released in the United States! There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter . . . It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This chilling compendium of short stories—some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple—is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect holiday gift for mystery lovers. “Agatha Christie [is] the maestro of murder tales.” —People

The Next to Die

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Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah Book Resume:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a disturbing tale of psychological suspense and obsession that hits at the heart of some of our most precious relationships. What if having a best friend could put you in the crosshairs of a killer? A psychopath the police have dubbed “Billy Dead Mates” is targeting pairs of best friends, and killing them one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book. For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or figure out what the white books symbolize and why the killer leaves them behind. The police are on edge; the public in a panic. Then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward. What she reveals shocks the investigators and adds another troubling layer to an already complex case. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did last year. Was the stranger Billy, and is he targeting her—or is it something more nefarious? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how—and why—could Billy Dead Mates want to target her? If it’s not her, then who will be the next to die? Sophie Hannah raises the stakes with each successive page in this haunting and twisting thriller that reaffirms her place as one of today’s most talented suspense writers.

Kind of Cruel

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Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah Book Resume:

"If you ask someone for a memory and they tell you a story, they're lying." When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia. She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her—kind, cruel, kind of cruel—words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where. And she doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later as a result of having spoken those words out loud in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of.

Still Foolin' 'Em

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Author: Billy Crystal
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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Still Foolin' 'Em by Billy Crystal Book Resume:

Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career in this New York Times bestseller. Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like "Buying the Plot" and "Nodding Off," Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever "test positive for Maalox"), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion ("the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac"), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

Agatha Christie

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Author: Laura Thompson
Publisher: Headline
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Agatha Christie by Laura Thompson Book Resume:

'Laura Thompson's outstanding biography . . . is a pretty much perfect capturing of a life' - Kate Mosse It has been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. In this biography, Laura Thompson describes the Edwardian world in which she grew up, explores the relationships she had, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the mysteries still surrounding Christie's life - including her disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is a mystery and writing about her is a detection job in itself. But, with access to all of Christie's letters, papers and writing notebooks, as well as interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind her private life as well. First published in 2007 as 'Agatha Christie: An English Mystery', this is a fully updated edition with a new introduction by the author

Bitcoin Widow

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Author: Jennifer Robertson,Stephen Kimber
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Bitcoin Widow by Jennifer Robertson,Stephen Kimber Book Resume:

She met the man of her dreams and suddenly had it all. Then, in one fateful night, she lost everything, and the nightmare began Jennifer Robertson was working hard to build a life for herself from the ashes of her first marriage. Still only twenty-six, she swiped right on a dating app and met Gerry Cotten, a man she would not normally have considered—too young and not her type—but found she’d met her match. Eccentric but funny and kind, Cotten turned out to be a bitcoin wizard who quickly amassed substantial wealth through his company, Quadriga. The couple travelled the world, first class all the way, while Cotten worked on his multitude of encrypted laptops. Then, while the couple was on their honeymoon in India, opening an orphanage in their name, Gerry fell ill and died in a matter of hours. Jennifer was consumed by grief and guilt, but that was only the beginning. It turned out that Gerry owed $250 million to Quadriga customers, and all the passwords to his encrypted virtual vaults, hidden on his many laptops, had died with him. Jennifer was left with more than one hundred thousand investors looking for their money, and questions, suspicions and accusations spiralling dangerously out of control. The Quadriga scandal touched off major investment and criminal investigations, not to mention Internet rumours circulating on dark message boards, including claims that Gerry had faked his own death and that his wife was the real mastermind behind a sophisticated sting operation. While Jennifer waited for a dead man’s switch e-mail that would probably never come, it became clear that Cotten had gambled away about $100 million of the funds entrusted to him for investment in his many schemes, leaving Robertson holding the bag. Bitcoin Widow is Catch Me If You Can meets a widow betrayed, a life of fairy-tale romance and private jets torched by duplicity, as Jennifer Robertson tries to reset her life in the wake of one of the biggest investment scandals of the digital age.

The Special Service Worship Architect

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Author: Constance M. Cherry
Publisher: Baker Books
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The Special Service Worship Architect by Constance M. Cherry Book Resume:

This book takes the principles found in Constance Cherry's successful The Worship Architect--in which she provided dynamic blueprints for designing worship services--and applies them to special services in the life of the church. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, offers theological reflection, practical guidance, and suggested resources to help worship leaders and ministry students in training to create meaningful special services related to the sacraments, life passages, and other occasions. Cherry sets forth a process concerning worship design for special services and demonstrates how this process is conducive to virtually any style of worship practiced today in a myriad of Christian communities. She includes a model order for each service type, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, child dedications, Holy Communion, and more. The book not only explains what leaders do in order to preside at special services and how to do it, but also why they make certain choices. Each chapter includes discussion questions, practical exercises, and a basic glossary.

How to Hold a Grudge

How to Hold a Grudge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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How to Hold a Grudge by Sophie Hannah Book Resume:

NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding that will show you how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving self. Secretly, we all hold grudges, but most of us probably think we shouldn’t, and many of us deny that we do. To bear a grudge is too negative, right? Shouldn’t we just forgive and move on? Wrong, says self-appointed grudge guru Sophie Hannah, in her groundbreaking and irreverent self-help guide. Yes, it’s essential to think positively if we want to live happy lives, but even more crucial is how we get to the positive. Denying our negative emotions and experiences is likely to lead only to more pain, conflict, and stress. What if our grudges are good for us? What if we could embrace them, and use them to help ourselves and others, instead of feeling ashamed of our inability to banish negative emotions and memories from our lives? With contributions from expert psychotherapists as well as extracts from her own extensive catalog of grudges, Sophie Hannah investigates the psychological origins of grudges and also offers not-so-obvious insights into how we should acknowledge—and embrace—them in order to improve the quality of our interpersonal relationships and senses of self. Grudges do not have to fill us with hate or make us toxic, bitter, and miserable. If we approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, it will do the opposite—we will become more forgiving. Practical, compassionate, and downright funny, How to Hold a Grudge reveals everything we need to know about the many different forms of grudge, the difference between a grudge and not-a-grudge (not as obvious as it seems), when we should let a grudge go, and how to honor a grudge and distill lessons from it that will turn us into better, happier people—for our own benefit and for the sake of spreading good and limiting harm in the world.

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Book Resume:

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

The Grieving Teen

The Grieving Teen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Helen Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Grieving Teen by Helen Fitzgerald Book Resume:

In this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives teens the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made The Mourning Handbook and The Grieving Child enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.

It's a Wonderful Woof

It's a Wonderful Woof [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Spencer Quinn
Publisher: Forge Books
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It's a Wonderful Woof by Spencer Quinn Book Resume:

INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER Spencer Quinn's It's a Wonderful Woof presents a holiday adventure for Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in crime fiction” (Boston Globe), and his human partner, PI Bernie Little. Holiday time in the Valley, and in the holiday spirit—despite the dismal shape of the finances at the Little Detective Agency—Bernie refers a potential client to Victor Klovsky, a fellow private eye. It’s also true that the case—promising lots of online research but little action—doesn’t appeal to Bernie, while it seems perfect for Victor, who is not cut out for rough stuff. But Victor disappears in a rough-stuff way, and when he doesn’t show up at his mom’s to light the Hanukkah candles, she hires Chet and Bernie to find him. They soon discover that Victor’s client has also vanished. The trail leads to the ruins of a mission called Nuestra Señora de los Saguaros, dating back to the earliest Spanish explorers. Some very dangerous people are interested in the old mission. Does some dusty archive hold the secret of a previously unknown art treasure, possibly buried for centuries? What does the Flight into Egypt—when Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus fled Herod—have to do with saguaros, the Sonoran desert cactus? No one is better than Chet at nosing out buried secrets, but before he can, he and Bernie are forced to take flight themselves, chased through a Christmas Eve blizzard by a murderous foe who loves art all too much. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Mystery of Three Quarters

The Mystery of Three Quarters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah Book Resume:

The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. “We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe Book Resume:

"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive – in this case, by immurement.

Grieving the Death of a Friend

Grieving the Death of a Friend [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publisher: Augsburg Books
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Grieving the Death of a Friend by Harold Ivan Smith Book Resume:

A thoughtful guide to getting through the loss of a friend.

American Cultural Theatre 2020 Volume 1

American Cultural Theatre 2020 Volume 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: William Stewart
Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.
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American Cultural Theatre 2020 Volume 1 by William Stewart Book Resume:

This book has four poems. I write my poem for special and feeling in the moments of my life experience. There are four plays that focused on the culture of twenty-first-century life. The first is called "Trolley to the Border." The path that some life takes and intercept the set at San Diego America Plaza trolley station. I try to honor Henrik Ibsen, the artist style, to focus on the social norm. The second play highlight the life, success, and struggles of Arthur Ashe. It's called "World Citizen: King of the Court." In this play, I try to honor the amazing style of Emily Mann and her ability to use documentary and make creative and entertaining theater. The third play is called "Crime Unpunished." It focused on four friends' journeys with sexual abuse, suicide, healing, and building a healthy relationship. In this play, I tried to honor Lloyd Richards and his ability to take on very challenging works. The four play is called Remember...If It Happened? This a journey of a modern-day person on how he finds the history of his name and that he is part Native American. That opens up a spiritual connection that leads to seeing the world differently. In this, I try to honor the fun imagination of William Shakespeare.

Peti Tertutup (Closed Casket)

Peti Tertutup (Closed Casket) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Peti Tertutup (Closed Casket) by Sophie Hannah Book Resume:

“Apa yang hendak kusampaikan ini akan membuatmu kaget…” Dengan ucapan itu, Lady Athelinda Playford––salah satu penulis buku anak-anak yang paling dicintai––membuat kaget pengacara yang dipercaya untuk mengurus surat wasiatnya. Ketika para tamu berdatangan ke pesta di rumah megahnya, Lady Playford memutuskan untuk mencoret kedua anaknya dari surat wasiat dan tidak mewariskan sepeser pun. Harta kekayaannya yang banyak itu diberikan kepada orang lain: orang invalid yang hidupnya tinggal beberapa minggu lagi. Di antara tamu-tamu Lady Playford ada dua orang asing: Hercule Poirot, sang detektif Belgia yang terkenal, dan Inspektur Edward Catchpool dari Scotland Yard. Keduanya tidak tahu kenapa mereka diundang… sampai Poirot mulai bertanya-tanya apakah Lady Playford sedang menunggu terjadinya pembunuhan. Tapi kenapa dia tampaknya begitu ingin memancing-mancing si pembunuh? Dan ketika hal itu benar-benar terjadi, walaupun Poirot sudah berusaha keras mencegahnya, kenapa identitas si korban terasa tidak masuk akal?

A Deadly Affair

A Deadly Affair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A Deadly Affair by Agatha Christie Book Resume:

“[We] can’t get enough of Christie’s plush and murderous thrills.” —Entertainment Weekly From the Queen of Mystery—this all-new collection of stories about love gone horribly wrong will get your heart racing. Love can propel us to our greatest heights . . . and darkest depths. In this new compendium of Agatha Christie short stories, witness the dark side of love—crimes of passion, games of the heart, and deadly deceits. This pulse-pounding compendium features beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, master of charades Parker Pyne, the enigmatic Harley Quin, and the adventurous Tommy and Tuppence, all at the ready to solve tantalizing mysteries. In “The Face of Helen,” a night at the Royal Opera could reach a fatal crescendo for a woman caught in a dicey love triangle; “Finessing the King” delivers a curious ad in the personals that could mask sinister intentions; who’s in danger of getting stung in “Wasps’ Nest” depends on rounding up suspects and solving a murder—before it even happens. These are just a few of the tales in this collection featuring essential reading that Christie fans old and new will simply love to death.

Embracing the Teardrops

Embracing the Teardrops [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Patricia Myers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Embracing the Teardrops by Patricia Myers Book Resume:

Embracing the Teardrops: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Funeral That Is Dignified, Memorable, and Affordable guides the reader through one of lifes most difficult experiences: handling the death, final arrangements, and funeral of a loved one. This clear, concise, and compact book provides valuable advice on such vitally important topics as handling essential paperwork, meeting with a funeral director, choosing the type and location of the funeral service, and arranging transportation if death occurs far from home. If you arent sure what to do or where to turn after the passing of a loved one, this handy little guidebook will tell you everything you need to know, not just immediately following the death, but in the weeks and months beyond.

Chopin's Funeral

Chopin's Funeral [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Benita Eisler
Publisher: Vintage
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Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler Book Resume:

Frédéric Chopin’s reputation as one of the Great Romantics endures, but as Benita Eisler reveals in her elegant and elegiac biography, the man was more complicated than his iconic image. A classicist, conservative, and dandy who relished his conquest of Parisian society, the Polish émigré was for a while blessed with genius, acclaim, and the love of Europe’s most infamous woman writer, George Sand. But by the age of 39, the man whose brilliant compositions had thrilled audiences in the most fashionable salons lay dying of consumption, penniless and abandoned by his lover. In the fall of 1849, his lavish funeral was attended by thousands—but not by George Sand. In this intimate portrait of an embattled man, Eisler tells the story of a turbulent love affair, of pain and loss redeemed by art, and of worlds—both private and public—convulsed by momentous change.

Rest in Peace

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Author: Gary Laderman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
File Size: 1929 KB
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Rest in Peace by Gary Laderman Book Resume:

Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against it? In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral homes at the turn of the century, to the increasing subordination of priests, ministers, and other religious figures to the funeral director throughout the twentieth century. In doing so he shows that far from manipulating vulnerable mourners, as Jessica Mitford claimed in her best-selling The American Way of Death (1963), funeral directors are highly respected figures whose services reflect the community's deepest needs and wishes. Indeed, Laderman shows that funeral directors generally give the people what they want when it is time to bury our dead. He reveals, for example, that the open casket, often criticized as barbaric, provides a deeply meaningful moment for friends and family who must say goodbye to their loved one. But he also shows how the dead often come back to life in the popular imagination to disturb the peace of the living. Drawing upon interviews with funeral directors, major historical events like the funerals of John F. Kennedy and Rudolf Valentino, films, television, newspaper reports, proposals for funeral reform, and other primary sources, Rest in Peace cuts through the rhetoric to show us the reality--and the real cultural value--of the American funeral.

Christian Worship

Christian Worship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Franklin M. Segler,Randall Bradley
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
File Size: 485 KB
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Read Count: 8017838


Christian Worship by Franklin M. Segler,Randall Bradley Book Resume:

Christian Worship (revised and expanded in this third edition) is the complete reference handbook on the meaning, expression, and conducting of worship, from its foundational elements to the very latest contemporary issues. Taking into account cultural and denominational differences, this broad resource clearly directs all church members in the number one priority of worshipping God. Among the subjects addressed are: Banners and Symbolism (Do they have a place in worship?); Children in Worship; Copyright Laws (Does your church comply?); Drama; and Elements of Worship (What are the specific roles of music, prayer, Scripture reading, baptism, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper?).

Death Across Cultures

Death Across Cultures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Helaine Selin,Robert M. Rakoff
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 1169 KB
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Death Across Cultures by Helaine Selin,Robert M. Rakoff Book Resume:

Death Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, explores death practices and beliefs, before and after death, around the non-Western world. It includes chapters on countries in Africa, Asia, South America, as well as indigenous people in Australia and North America. These chapters address changes in death rituals and beliefs, medicalization and the industry of death, and the different ways cultures mediate the impacts of modernity. Comparative studies with the west and among countries are included. This book brings together global research conducted by anthropologists, social scientists and scholars who work closely with individuals from the cultures they are writing about.

God Promised Me Wings to Fly

God Promised Me Wings to Fly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Janet V. Grillo
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
File Size: 1145 KB
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Read Count: 7182303


God Promised Me Wings to Fly by Janet V. Grillo Book Resume:

God Promised Me Wings to Fly is a heartfelt expression of the many traumas Janet Grillo has faced in her life. She writes from her heart and shares with women how her Christian beliefs helped her survive and overcome extremely challenging times. Janet’s kindness and obvious caring of others shines through God Promised Me Wings to Fly. This honest, vulnerable, raw and inspiring recounting of her life’s journey gives hope to readers no matter what devastating betrayal they are facing or financial adversity they must overcome. Within God Promised Me Wings to Fly, readers discover that they too can find the courage, determination, and self-love to honor and value who they are despite their circumstances because God always has their back and will give them “Wings to Fly.”

Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn

Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nicole Scarcella
Publisher: AuthorHouse
File Size: 991 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3437863


Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn by Nicole Scarcella Book Resume:

Made in Sicily is a touching story about life growing up in a Sicilian-American family in Brooklyn during the 40s and 50's. It describes Nicole’s parents before her birth, her extraordinarily happy childhood, and follows the rhythm of her life as she comes of age, meets and marries the man of her dreams, the grief when he becomes ill, the anguish and sorrow after his unfortunate death, and the pain of transition and strength of mind after his passing.


Fangland [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Marks
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 530 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2059918


Fangland by John Marks Book Resume:

As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks-a former 60 Minutes producer-sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first- century media. In Fangland, Evangeline Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine The Hour. Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office. This darkly funny tale will appeal to vampire and horror aficionados as well as anyone who's fed up with what passes for "news" today.

The Monster Trilogy

The Monster Trilogy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: RM Vaughan
Publisher: Coach House Books
File Size: 698 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7542037


The Monster Trilogy by RM Vaughan Book Resume:

Ogres, trolls, demons – monsters, like violence, are always represented as male. Not this time. Celebrated playwright RM Vaughan gives us, in three one-act monologues, three very monstrous women. In A Visitation by St Teresa of Avila upon Constable Margaret Chance, we meet a middle-aged police officer whose world view is determined by her obsession with race, bloodlines and genetic determinism. The Susan Smith Tapes (made into a film for CBC and Showcase by Jeremy Podeswa) shows the famous American who drowned her two young sons trying to recapture the public's attention by auditioning for talk shows. And Dead Teenagers introduces us to a frustrated reverend unhealthily addicted to the spectacle of large funerals for murdered children.

If I Could Tell You

If I Could Tell You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 1776 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4807585


If I Could Tell You by Elizabeth Wilhide Book Resume:

“A marvelous work of historical fiction, beautifully crafted and inhabited by morally complex and fully realized characters... compelling, immersive, and utterly impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Anna Karenina meets World War II, a novel of love, war, and the resilience of one woman's spirit England, 1939: Julia Compton has a beautifully well-ordered life. Once a promising pianist, she now has a handsome husband, a young son she adores, and a housekeeper who takes care of her comfortable home. Then, on the eve of war, a film crew arrives in her coastal town. She falls in love. The consequences are devastating. Penniless, denied access to her son, and completely unequipped to fend for herself, she finds herself adrift in wartime London with her lover, documentary filmmaker Dougie Birdsall. While Dougie seeks truth wherever he can find it, Julia finds herself lost. As the German invasion looms and bombs rain down on the city, she faces a choice—succumb to her fate, or fight to forge a new identity in the heat of war.

Complicated Grieving and Bereavement

Complicated Grieving and Bereavement [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gerry R Cox,Robert A Bendiksen,Robert G Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 1952 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 716131


Complicated Grieving and Bereavement by Gerry R Cox,Robert A Bendiksen,Robert G Stevenson Book Resume:

Losses may provide a turning point where an individual faces personal and social choices. Still, one may derive significance through the experience of loss, while another may encounter bereavement with less consequence. "Complicated Grieving and Bereavement: Understanding and Treating People Experiencing Loss" examines complicated grief in special populations, including the mentally ill, POW-MIA survivors, the differentially-abled, suicide survivors, bereaved children, those experiencing death at birth, death in schools, and palliative-care death.

Confessions of a Surviving Alien

Confessions of a Surviving Alien [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jon Meade
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
File Size: 1926 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8530851


Confessions of a Surviving Alien by Jon Meade Book Resume:

More than a book, more than a non-fiction read, more than a memoir, CONFESSIONS OF A SURVIVING ALIEN will engage the reader like most have never experienced. It will take them through a maze of lifes pathos, and elicit the emotions of sadness, joy, pain, regret, guilt, remorse, pride, fear, revenge, happiness, forgiveness, evil, good, and much uniquely intertwined with humor, often times outrageously so. Although defined by the premise of Vietnam, it is much more than another war account, to the contrary. It is more often the dredge of a neophyte Marine trying to get more into the war and action, than out of it. It is more about his disillusionment in practically every aspect of that officially declared police action, but not in ways one might expect. It is more about his evolution and regression as a human being and inner torment, including feelings of alienation. The book starts at the end, and ends with the start, with a chronological account in between, covering four parts: Before Vietnam (BV), During Vietnam (DV), After Vietnam (AV), and finally, After Marines (AM). The story covers the life of a young American, and follows his incredible journey through the decades to find himself, to explore every possibility of livingand nearly dyingand reach some hopeful level of success, however that is defined. From having a unique tour in Vietnam, to escorting deceased Marines to their families and final resting place, to his life threatened by a mob guy, to learning about a deeply held family secret concerning his father, to experiencing a profound spiritual experience in the unlikely locale of Beverly Hills, California, and much more, author Jon Meades biggest challenge may be getting readers to believe his surreal story. He merely shrugs and says, I am just a very ordinary guy, with an extraordinary life to convey. It is nothing less, nor more than that. Maybe, he admits, in the end analysis, success in life is merely surviving life, failures and all. With that admission and a very personal and engaging approach and writing style, the genre of Memoirs may never be the same.

The Four Loves

The Four Loves [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Good Press
File Size: 1413 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6712042


The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis Book Resume:

"The Four Loves" by C. S. Lewis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

NCO Guide

NCO Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert S. Rush USA
Publisher: Stackpole Books
File Size: 1552 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3895382


NCO Guide by Robert S. Rush USA Book Resume:

How to train, lead, and counsel troops effectively plus how to move along one's career as an NCO by continuing education, training, and professional development. Information about all the regulations NCOs need to be aware of in carrying out their jobs. References to Army publications are completely converted to the new numbering system.

Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised):

Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised): [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Shellie Vandevoorde
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
File Size: 677 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1087559


Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised): by Shellie Vandevoorde Book Resume:

Where Can You Turn. . .? . . .when the bills are due, the kids are acting out, loneliness and doubt are creeping into your quiet hours--and you're handling it all alone? If your partner is in the military, these challenges may be the greatest that your relationship will ever face. Now is the time you need answers, resources, and understanding. This is the book that will give them to you. Military wife and U.S. Army veteran Shellie Vandevoorde has penned a practical, compassionate guide to help military couples cope with the separation of active deployment. Now updated and expanded, Separated by Duty, United in Love is infused with her years of experience, offering sound and comforting advice from someone who's been there. Vandevoorde explores real-life issues and shares invaluable insights on the best ways to: • Keep the lines of communication open while your partner is away • Address your children's fears as you cope with your own • Juggle finances and other household duties • Find the balance you desperately need • Cope with post-traumatic stress, injury and other challenges when a spouse returns from war • Utilize military resources and support groups to help yourself through the toughest times You are not alone. Separated by Duty, United in Love gives you the tools and the encouragement you need to help your military relationship survive--and thrive.

Puzzleman: A Macabre Thriller

Puzzleman: A Macabre Thriller [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Christopher Alan Broadstone
Publisher: BCP/Texas POĒtrope
File Size: 647 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6508803


Puzzleman: A Macabre Thriller by Christopher Alan Broadstone Book Resume:

If you love POE, BARKER and THE TWILIGHT ZONE, you'll love “PUZZLEMAN”! “It’s impossible,” Erik told Amanda. “Ya can’t kill him. Not even God can do that.” Fall into a world of Grumemonsters––hideous zombie-like creatures that thrive in a living hell created by the Puzzleman––where no one is sane down a drain, and down a drain no one is sane. Follow Amanda Zimmerman, a young sculptress despondently searching for understanding after the tragic death of her infant son... John Rainbow (a professor of classical history) and Jeannette Orfèvre (a beautiful French vintner) still longing for the love they shared during World War II... The legless man, seeking retribution and escape from a horror worse than death... And Ben Henfry, a retired detective itching to get back in the game... Disparate lives, yet each are meticulously woven together over time to play a special part in the Puzzleman’s twisted vision of eternal life. Into the black Cathedral Fleur du Sang and into the pipes they must go––into a terrifying world of Grumemonsters, where the inaccuracies of accepted history and the gruesome future of mankind are laid bare. For Amanda, Professor Rainbow, Jeannette, the legless man, and Detective Henfry, the Puzzleman is a personal demon awakened into a living nightmare––and it’s up to them alone to wage their fight for sanity and salvation. A fight that swells into a harrowing escape, spanning two continents and the supernatural perversion of time and dimension. Welcome to the Pipeworld. Welcome to truth and eternity. Welcome to the world of the Puzzleman...where no one is sane down a drain. And down a drain no one is sane.

Death Makes the News

Death Makes the News [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jessica M. Fishman
Publisher: NYU Press
File Size: 1318 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4495658


Death Makes the News by Jessica M. Fishman Book Resume:

Winner of the 2018 Media Ecology Association's Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction Winner of the Eastern Communication Association's Everett Lee Hunt Award A behind-the-scenes account of how death is presented in the media Death is considered one of the most newsworthy events, but words do not tell the whole story. Pictures are also at the epicenter of journalism, and when photographers and editors illustrate fatalities, it often raises questions about how they distinguish between a “fit” and “unfit” image of death. Death Makes the News is the story of this controversial news practice: picturing the dead. Jessica Fishman uncovers the surprising editorial and political forces that structure how the news and media cover death. The patterns are striking, overturning long-held assumptions about which deaths are newsworthy and raising fundamental questions about the role that news images play in our society. In a look behind the curtain of newsrooms, Fishman observes editors and photojournalists from different types of organizations as they deliberate over which images of death make the cut, and why. She also investigates over 30 years of photojournalism in the tabloid and patrician press to establish when the dead are shown and whose dead body is most newsworthy, illustrating her findings with high-profile news events, including recent plane crashes, earthquakes, hurricanes, homicides, political unrest, and war-time attacks. Death Makes the News reveals that much of what we think we know about the news is wrong: while the patrician press claims that they do not show dead bodies, they are actually more likely than the tabloid press to show them—even though the tabloids actually claim to have no qualms showing these bodies. Dead foreigners are more likely to be shown than American bodies. At the same time, there are other unexpected but vivid patterns that offer insight into persistent editorial forces that routinely structure news coverage of death. An original view on the depiction of dead bodies in the media, Death Makes the News opens up new ways of thinking about how death is portrayed.

The Legacy of One

The Legacy of One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gail Prentice
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
File Size: 1465 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9417596


The Legacy of One by Gail Prentice Book Resume:

Tears were flowing from her eyes, and Suzanne was right there with more tissues. The tenderest eyes Heather had ever seen were peering at her and also trickling with tears of compassion. "How old are you honey?" Suzanne asked. "I am twenty going on twelve, I think," she smiled, choking back a sob. "At least that is what Mom keeps saying. I know that I really messed up." Abandoned, afraid, and destitute, Heather faces danger, fear, and death. Then she finds hope, love, and true compassion from strangers who could look beyond the circumstances. In a whirlwind of events, one girl is ripped from her home and dragged through a harrowing chain of events that could only end horribly. The love, concern, and witness of a special woman touch untold numbers of lives in this riveting book. The Legacy of One will demonstrate the power of her witness and how one individual's witness for Jesus impacts so many lives.

Red, White & Dead

Red, White & Dead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Laura Caldwell
Publisher: Harlequin
File Size: 1309 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3837108


Red, White & Dead by Laura Caldwell Book Resume:

Izzy McNeil is hot on the trail of one of Chicago's most notorious gangsters. Not that he realizes the crimson-tressed enchantress, a self-proclaimed "lapsed lawyer," is moonlighting as a private investigator. But when an unexpected run-in trashes Izzy's cover, she's swept into an evil underworld where she is definitely not safe. That is until Izzy receives help from an unlikely source: the ultimate guardian angel. And the last person she ever dreamed she'd see again. Now Izzy is racing from Chicago to Rome, all the while battling personal demons, Mafiosi killers and red hot emergency desires.... This enriched edition of Red, White & Dead contains bonus content by author Laura Caldwell, an eBook exclusive!

AR 638-2 06/23/2015 ARMY MORTUARY AFFAIRS PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks

AR 638-2 06/23/2015 ARMY MORTUARY AFFAIRS PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Us Department Of Defense,,Department of Defense,Delene Kvasnicka,United States Government US Army,United States Army,Department of the Army,U. S. Army,Army,DOD,The United States Army
Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka
File Size: 1973 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1744218


AR 638-2 06/23/2015 ARMY MORTUARY AFFAIRS PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks by Us Department Of Defense,,Department of Defense,Delene Kvasnicka,United States Government US Army,United States Army,Department of the Army,U. S. Army,Army,DOD,The United States Army Book Resume:

AR 638-2 06/23/2015 ARMY MORTUARY AFFAIRS PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks

I Bet You Didn’t Know

I Bet You Didn’t Know [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Simply Truth
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 533 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7146521


I Bet You Didn’t Know by Simply Truth Book Resume:

Can you imagine what it feels like to have a hole in your soul? A life shaped by trauma, sexual, psychological, emotional, and physical abuse, this book tells the story about a young girl filled with anger, bitterness, hatred, envy, and unforgiveness. Meeting Jesus Christ and defying all the odds against her, she experiences spiritual healing and finds her identity and purpose in life.