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Cool Short Stories: Psychodramas with a Twist By Don Kirk
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HARDCOVER EDITION. A fun collection of gruesome tales of mystery and the macabre in the style of Twilight Zone and Hitchcock. Stories include "Where Time Stopped," “The Contrarian's... More > Husband,” “The Visitor,” “Redemption in a Watery Grave,” and "100 Ways to Dispose of a Body.” If you like the macabre, the gruesome, the grim, or ghastly, and you like to get in the head of eccentric characters who are a tad off balance and extremely unpredictable, this book is for you. If you like Hitchcock, the Twilight Zone, or Tales from the Crypt and you have a healthy but morbid sense of humor, you'll like this book. If you’re not squeamish, sensitive to blood and gore, weak of heart or mind, love a good mystery, and you look forward to the dead of night to devour a good book when the shadows grow frightfully long and dance strangely across your bedroom ceiling, you should definitely read this book. (This book is not for young teens as it contains some violence, R-rated language, and sex.)< Less
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Hymn By Andrew Baker
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The last thing you are expecting is a cavalcade of characters intent on inciting your vision of religious well-being, but Mark says he sees something in you that will test the limits of your... More > imagination. Mark, the nihilist atheist, wants you to reinvent the Bible. Soon you find yourself faced with an onslaught of information. You scurry between meetings with a Wiccan, a Santero, and a Muslim. You extract knowledge from a Jew and a Catholic and a Protestant. You suffer the rantings of a once executioner for the Georgia penal system, and have your head shaved by a young Hindu angling for Guru. And all the while Mark is there, informing your thoughts, drawing out your words with his smirk, with his sex.You are left to wonder if Mark and your eccentric, powdered wig wearing roommate Mabel are there as your lover, as your friend, or as your jailers. You are left to wonder if you can create the work Mark insists you’ll produce or even make it out alive.< Less
The Siege of Wrenstock Gardens By Suzanna Stanbury
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Based on the popular column, The Parson Street Nose. The Siege of Wrenstock Gardens is fast, fun and full of eccentric characters. Noreen Bottle is convinced her new neighbour, Marsha Sludger, a... More > rum-soaked aspiring author with a taste for disco-bunny clothes will bring trouble to their cosy street. One night Marsha asks Noreen for help in escaping her brutish ex-husband. Noreen hides Marsha in the family caravan in Brean, but is annoyed when the wretched woman won’t stay put. Marsha’s publisher, Grayzon Devine, a man abounding with peacock tendencies turns up in hysterics recounting the terrifying tale of Marsha’s abduction. In trying to trace the missing Marsha, Noreen, her husband Skipper and Grayzon are caught up in what is less of a mystery and more of a mess. Guns, drugs and dog-napping, Noreen takes it all in her stride, but when the BBC arrive, even she has to admit everything has gone over the top.< Less
Letters In Cardboard Boxes By Abby Slovin
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Experience what reviews are proclaiming, "An absolute must read. This is a novel you will want to keep with you for the rest of your life." And, "A poignant and moving story...a true... More > work of art." Letters In Cardboard Boxes tells the story of an eccentric grandmother and her granddaughter, alongside a series of fantastical letters they once exchanged. Their letters traversed the East River to help Parker escape the loneliness of a childhood without her globe-trekking parents and communicate during her turbulent teenage years. Now, nearly a decade later, Parker begins to rediscover this letter writing tradition, as well as the family’s untold stories and, unexpectedly, letters from her grandmother’s own youth that paint a very different portrait of the woman who raised her. Letters carries us through the experience of loss and the process of coping with life’s unexpected twists and turns. Through unusual and bold characters, the story moves through some of its heavier themes with honesty and humor.< Less
The Pier By Maria Bacciochi
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A body has been found on a Dorset beach close to a dilapidated pier following a ‘Ladies Night’ entertainment evening held at The Pirate, a rundown beach bar frequented by dubious... More > characters whose lives are interwoven with mystery and intrigue. Jim Campbell’s new life is crashing around him after his jilted mistress, Dawn, tracks him down, and the realization that his wife, Kirsty, is also having an affair. Simon Twigge, a petty criminal, suffering flashbacks from his abusive childhood, is enraged after his eccentric landlord suddenly threatens his family with eviction. Nadine Taylor, a former drug addict, is struggling to stay clean following shocking revelations regarding her birth parents. Also having connections to the seedy venue is Dave Bell, a notorious local business man. His secret past comes back to haunt him when a face from the past, Vernon Sykes, tries to blackmail him. D.I. Petra Little, returning to work after a vicious attack, has her work cut out with this intricate case.< Less
Tres Gymnopedias Satiéricas, Op. 3 By Alejandro Román
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Written in 1997 clearly in a style close to the Erik Satie, the first of these pieces evoke the music of the eccentric French composer of the early twentieth century, the style of the... More > "Gymnopedies". For the second and third, maintaining the rhythm and character, but within a much more personal language. It is therefore a point of view somewhat satirical ("Satie-rical") of the music of Erik Satie. Alejandro Román Escritas en 1997 en un estilo claramente cercano al de Erik Satie, la primera de estas piezas evoca la música del excéntrico compositor francés de principios de siglo XX, al estilo de las "Gymnopedies". En el caso de la segunda y la tercera, mantiene la rítmica y el carácter, aunque dentro de un lenguaje mucho más personal. Se trata, por tanto, de una visión un tanto satírica ("Satie-rica") de la música de Erik Satie. Alejandro Román< Less
An Old Town by the Sea, (Portsmouth, NH) By Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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CONTENTS: I.Captain John Smith; II. Along the Water Side; III. A Stroll about town; IV. A Stroll about town (con't); V. Old Strawberry Bank; VI. Some Old Portsmouth Profiles (see Preview); VII.... More > Personal Reminiscences; Index of Names (see Preview). An excerpt from an ad in the Boston Daily Advertiser c. 1873 states the following about 'An Old Town by the Sea': This "Old Town" is Portsmouth, NH, rich in historical memories and associations from the days of "Strawberry Bank" to the present.It has not yielded to the passion for modern improvement and still possesses much of the old-time charm and a quaintness suggestive of the days when it was the capital of New England's only royal province. Mr. T.B. Aldrich has never lost his love for his native town,, as several of his books abundantly prove. This book abounds in descriptions of topography, is full of historical incidents and anecdotes of historical & eccentric characters, and all in the author's charmingly characteristic style.< Less
HOMICIDES BETWEEN THE LINES (Country murders) By Annarita Coriasco
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The literary underworld is full of surprises. The ex-sergeant Pucci, retired marshal, will have to deal, against his will, with the inexplicable disappearance of the copies of the novel... More > “Tartare bread and sauce”, the last book of a provincial writer, pretentious and vain intriguer, and all her court of eccentric and amusing characters worthy of the best Italian comedy. However, what that, as usual, looks like a “poor and easy” case, it will turn into the search of a dangerous and fleeing assassin instead. Pucci will succeed in the enterprise, in a windmill of amusing and unpredictable adventures. It is the Piedmontese province and the province (it is known) it is always rich in strangeness and mysteries… From the same author of “A common case”, another amazing Italian thriller.< Less