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The Dead Girlfriend

Author : R. L. Stine
ISBN : 0590555286
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Only bestselling master of horror R.L. Stine could think up a chiller this thrilling . . . a macabre love triangle involving a boy, a girl, and an ex-girlfriend who just happens to be dead.

Myth Legend Dust

Author : Rick Wallach
ISBN : 0719059488
Genre : Fiction
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For almost three decades, Cormac McCarthy solidified his reputation as an American “writer's writer” with remarkable novelssuch as his Appalachian Tales, The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and his terrifying Western masterpiece, Blood Meridian. Then, with the publication of All the Pretty Horses, the first work of his celebrated Border Trilogy in 1992, McCarthy's popularity exploded on to a world stage. As his reputation burgeoned with the publications of The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, the critical response to McCarthy has grown apace.
Category: Fiction

My Dead Girlfriend 1

Author : Eric Wight
ISBN : 9781427820952
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Finney falls in love with a girl who also happens to be a ghost, he decides to stop at nothing to win her heart, even if that means his own death. This book is a playful reflection on the tribulations of adolescence set in a place where the inhabitants are scarier than the horrors of school, dating, and puberty.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Culture In Action

Author : Stephen Hester
ISBN : 0761805842
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of new studies in ethnomethodology addresses sociology's classical questions by developing that strand of ethnomethodological inquiry dealing with membership categorization. This book provides detailed studies of members' use of membership categories across various settings from the O.J. Simpson trial, via TV commercials and news headlines, to school staff and referral meetings. The studies show that category use is occasional, that culture is always internal to action; accordingly sociology's key theoretical problems and substantive areas are re-specified in terms of members' methods of membership categorization. This is the first collection of original, unpublished studies by internationally renowned practitioners of ethnomethodology of members' uses of the descriptive resources of language to describe persons. Co-published with The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dead Mother

Author : Gregorio Kohon
ISBN : 9780415165297
Genre : Psychology
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The Dead Mother brings together original essays in honour of André Green. Written by distinguished psychoanalysts, the collection develops the theme of his most famous paper of the same title, and describes the value of the dead mother to other areas of clinical interest: psychic reality, borderline phenomena, passions and identification. The concept of the 'dead mother' describes a clinical phenomenon, sometimes difficult to identify, but always present in a substantial number of patients. It describes a process by which the image of a living and loving mother is transformed into a distant figure; a toneless, practically inanimate, dead parent. In reality, the mother remains alive, but she has psychically 'died' for the child. This produces a depression in the child, who carries these feelings within him into adult life, as the experience of the loss of the mother's love is followed by the loss of meaning in life. Nothing makes sense any more for the child, but life seems to continue under the appearance of normality. The Dead Mother is a valuable contribution to literature on psychoanalytic and psychotheraputic approaches to grief, loss and depression.
Category: Psychology

The Dead Detective

Author : William Heffernan
ISBN : 161775000X
Genre : Fiction
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"The Dead Detective is William Heffernan’s first novel in seven years, and wherever he’s been, he hasn’t forgotten how to write a good, gritty police procedural . . . This edgy police drama succeeds in capturing the hysteria the grips Tampa residents when a celebrity criminal . . . is found dead in a cyprus swamp with her throat cut and the word ‘Evil’ carved into her forehead." --New York Times Book Review “The Dead Detective is a meaty story that offers an intriguing and conflicted protagonist, a darkly fascinating victim, solid police procedural detail, a knowing look at the Tampa Bay area and its politics, an unlikely murderer, and a creepy denouement that hints that Harry [protagonist] will be back.” --Booklist "In his first new novel in seven years . . . Heffernan delivers a readable, tidy police procedural that echoes any number of popular television series, from The Mentalist to Criminal Minds, whose many fans will find this series debut enjoyable." --Library Journal "After a lengthy hiatus, Edgar-winner Heffernan makes a welcome return ... Tough, troubled Harry Doyle will keep readers in line." --Kirkus Reviews "Heffernan is a master of scene, setting, characterizations, plot, and dialogue." --Nelson DeMille Harry Doyle was murdered as a ten-year-old child and brought back to life by two Tampa cops. Twenty years later he has dedicated his life to putting killers behind bars as a homicide detective who has the unwanted ability to hear the postmortem whispers of murder victims. Dubbed "The Dead Detective" by his fellow cops, Doyle now faces his most difficult case--a beautiful murder victim who was a notorious child molester. It is a case that will shake Harry to his very core. WILLIAM HEFFERNAN, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of fifteen novels, including such bestsellers as The Corsican and The Dinosaur Club (a New York Times bestseller).
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Our Dead Girlfriend

Author : Jon Athan
ISBN : 1983705888
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While walking through the woods, a group of boys-Daniel Burke, Gavin Graves, and brothers Connor and Tyler Parker-discover the dead body of a female high school student. Aside from the bruises on her neck, the body is fresh and clean. They're afraid of her and attracted to her. Although hesitant, the boys decide to hide the body in a ditch in the woods in order to keep her as their girlfriend-to converse, to flirt, to practice, to love. What follows is a story of adolescence, friendship, love, envy, hatred, and horror. Jon Athan, the author of Mason's Television and The Abuse of Ashley Collins, brings you a disturbing tale of human horror. Could you love a dead body? WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, disturbing themes, and some sexual references. Some of these scenes involve violence committed by and against minors. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled. Please enjoy at your own discretion.

Quicklet On Dexter Season 3 Cliffnotes Like Summary Analysis And Commentary

Author : David Michael Beaudrie
ISBN : 9781614642534
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ABOUT THE BOOK The first season of Dexter was a sleeper hit for Showtime that surpassed their greatest expectations for rating-related success. Season 2 followed the same trend and solidified Dexter as a franchise and lead character Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall, as a pop-culture icon. With great success comes additional pressure, however, and as the Season 3 premiere date loomed, fans were asking how the production team could top the past two seasons without duplicating themselves. If Showtime was anxious about the shows performance, the Season 3 premiere quelled any doubts with TV Guide reporting a new ratings record for the show with 1.22 million viewers, beating the previous record by more than 20 percent. The finale delivered even more viewers, with Variety estimating that more than 1.5 million people tuned in to see what would become of Dexter Morgan as the season came to a close. Add in Golden Globe nominations for best dramatic series and best actor, and Dexter was unanimously considered a blockbuster success by business standards. MEET THE AUTHOR Dave Beaudrie is a graduate and valedictorian of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Advertising. He also studied Theatre and has performed in multiple productions around the country. He is a professional screenwriter as well with several projects either produced or in pre-production. He is licensed as a security specialist in the state of California and worked in the field for several years. Beaudrie is an avid mixed martial arts fan and has written extensively on the subject. He writes comedy as well under a pen name and resides in Los Angeles. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Life has gone back to normal for Dexter Morgan following the deaths of Sgt. Doakes and Lila in Season 2. Well, as normal as life can get for a Miami blood-splatter analyst who moonlights as a serial-killing vigilante, that is. Things are good with Rita and Dexter feels safe to hunt again. And hunt he does. Things get sticky, however, when Dexter stalks a murdering drug dealer named Freebo. Freebo gets into a fight with another man, who ends up attacking Dexter. Dexter kills him in self-defense: his first kill of an otherwise innocent man with no planning or preparation. Meaning: No Code. To make matters worse, the victim is revealed to be the brother of assistant district attorney Miguel Prado. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Dexter, Season Three + About the Show + About the Producer and Director + Season 3 Overall Summary + Episode-by-Episode Summary and Commentary + ...and much more Dexter Season 3
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Mortuary Confidential

Author : Todd Harra
ISBN : 9780806534237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell—and a special way of telling them. In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death’s door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape. Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked—in a wine bottle. And then meet their families—the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck. If there’s one thing undertakers know, it’s that death drives people crazy. These are the best “bodies of work” from America’s darkest profession. “Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book.” —Jonathan Maberry
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On The Night Border

Author : James Chambers
ISBN : PKEY:6610000240784
Genre : Fiction
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Dark things stir in the night. When the world sleeps and quiet settles in, shadows assume sinister shapes, guilt and regret well up from the mind’s deepest recesses, and the lonely face their greatest fears. Darkness bares the secret truths whispered on the lips of the lost and the desperate. At night, terrors come alive. For those who journey too far into the dark, no escape remains—but there is a place from which to view these nightmares, a place...on the night border. The fifteen stories collected here come from the last edge of the light and deliver glimpses into the dreadful, the mysterious, and the strange. These stories offer readers unsettling and weird visions from across the border, visions out of history and from the world around us, visions of cosmic horror, personal madness, and agonizing heartbreak. A literary legend confronts the reality of a chaotic, uncaring universe. A young girl grows up in the shadow of a ferocious monster. A man seeks to kill his memories. Love defeats death in an odd world not unlike our own. An artist’s drawings unlock a terrifying truth of his adopted city. A mask burns. The mother of plagues offers a deadly future. Readers will find here all of these and many other visions of what lies on the far side of the line, including, by special arrangement, stories of Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak and Kolchak, the Night Stalker. Walk up to the edge. Listen to the whispers on the wind. Peer across at the terrors beyond from your vantage point...on the night border!
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