The Play Of Death

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9781328662088
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The mysterious sixth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town's Passion Play has been found dead, nailed to the set's cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The chance to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay. Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again, it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring atown's dark secrets to light.

The Council Of Twelve

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Hangman's Daughter Tales
ISBN: 9781328508317
Size: 64.60 MB
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The seventh chilling mystery in The Hangman's Daughter series The year is 1672. Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family travel to Munich, the cosmopolitan heart of Bavaria, for a meeting of the prestigious--for dishonorable hangmen, at least--Council of Twelve, the leaders of the empire's hangmen's guild. But something dark is happening behind the scenes: in the past weeks, young women have begun turning up dead. At first, the authorities assume they are a rash of suicides, but when Kusil notices that each woman possesses a matchingamulet, suspicions arise that someone is murdering these women. With no suspects, the superstitious townsfolk of Munich blame the hangmen's guild, certain that they have called the devil upon the city. Joined by his daughter Magdalena, son-in-law Simon, the rest of his extended family, and a slew of eccentric hangmen, Kuisl must solve the mystery of who is murdering these girls. If he fails, the consequences could reverberate across the empire, affecting all the hangmen in Germany.

The Werewolf Of Bamberg

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780544610941
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The thrilling fifth entry in Oliver Pötzsch's best-selling Hangman's Daughter series. In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena and her husband Simon are traveling to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: there is a murderer in Bamberg leaving the severed limbs victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread that the murders are the work of a werewolf Jakob Kuisl must prove the superstition wrong and embarks on a search for the " devil of Bamberg." This thrilling fifth entry in Oliver Pötzsch's Hangman's Daughter series follows the continuing adventures and mysteries that surround the Kuisl family.

Etruscan Vase And Other Stories

Author: Prosper Merimee
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 071454647X
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When the young and sensitive Auguste Saint-Clair notices an Etruscan vase on the mantelpiece of his beloved Mathilde, he becomes gradually consumed by jealousy at the thought that it could be the gift of another man, and the situation escalates dramatically as he demands proof from her that she loves only him.

Encyclopedia Of Gothic Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109113
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with Gothic literature.

Haunted Canada 4 More True Tales Of Terror

Author: Joel A Sutherland
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1443133779
Size: 46.34 MB
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The popular series of Canadian ghost stories is back and scarier than ever! The ghoulishly good fourth book in the Haunted Canada series is full of more than 25 sinister, unsettling, and absolutely true ghost stories from across the country. Settle in for an evening of hair-raising thrills and chills! Bram Stoker Award-nominee Joel A. Sutherland brings a fresh approach to this favourite scary series.

The Young Visiters

Author: Daisy Ashford
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897337891
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This, "the greatest novel written by a nine-year-old, " had been in print in Britain since the '20s, but had been out of print in the U.S. for 35 years. It has two hilarious themes: love and social climbing.

Village

Author: Ivan Bunin
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714545724
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Ivan Bunin's first published work, The Village is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia. Set at the time of the 1905 Revolution and centering on episodes in the lives of two peasant brothers - "e;characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human"e; - it reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land.At once nostalgic for a bygone more innocent age and foreshadowing the turbulences of the twentieth century, Bunin's narrative is a triumph of bitter realism, shot through with the author's classical style and precision of language.

Journey Around My Room

Author: Xavier De Maistre
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714546445
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Finding himself locked in his room for six weeks, a young officer uses his imagination to travel around his room, using the various objects it contains as inspiration for a delightful parody of contemporary travel-writing and exercise in Sternean picaresque, and humorously demonstrating what one can explore without having to travel to exotic locations. Contains a foreword by Alain de Botton

Story Of A Nobody

Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 1847492339
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A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official's son, with a view to spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the task - an ailing, world-weary "e;nobody"e; - seized with the purposelessness of life and a sense of his own impending death, gradually becomes disillusioned with his mission, and decides to embark on a new path which will lead him to tragedy.Combining psychological detail with a strong sense of place and time, The Story of a Nobody bears all the hallmarks of Chekhov's genius, and perfectly captures the political and social tensions of its day.