H H Holmes

Autor: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510713468
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America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

Mail Order Bride Ink

Autor: Kit Morgan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533127044
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Mail-Order Bride Ink! Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, these brides have something to write about! Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency sees to that! She likes to hear from all her brides and loves a happy ending. But to ensure her brides get one, she does things to help love along. Sometimes, however, those things don't always go as planned... Dear Mrs. Pettigrew, I've reached my destination and I must say that the Washington territory is not what I expected, neither is my new husband for that matter. His family is huge, loud and boisterous! We haven't had a moment's peace since our wedding. I don't mean to complain, but I wasn't prepared to become a schoolteacher for seven children! Seven mischievous, prank-pulling, children no less. No, they are not my husband's, (thank heaven). They belong to his older brother and his wife. In short, I should have been warned! He said nothing in his letters about any of this. I don't know how much longer I can endure it. Please write back to me as soon as you can before I go mad! Sincerely, Ebba Weaver Daniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it's got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town's worst gossip, Nellie Davis. Ebba Knudson can't figure out why folks in her intended's town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all... Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!

The Gift Of Light

Autor: Jen Gentry
Publisher: Omega Publications
ISBN: 9780985035099
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Emily and her Aunt Gemma are two very special women. They see into the spiritual realm and commune with angels. With this exciting tale, reminiscent of the great Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness, debut author Gentry portrays in realistic terms the angelic and demonic creatures who inhabit our world, and why. A centuries-old battle, waged in the heavenly realm between the forces of good and evil, is fast reaching a flashpoint in Hook Pond. Demon Prince Azelius has a centuries-old stronghold over the family of Senator Brad Steel, whose goal is to become President of the United States, a goal Azelius wants him to achieve. Azelius wants the senator's son as well, but someone is praying and interfering with his plans. That someone must be silenced, permanently. When young Bradley Steel finds the Lord, he goes through a profoundly life-changing experience. He is overwhelmed with the need to ask forgiveness for an adolescent transgression that has haunted his life. Marta forgives him and promises forgetfulness as well. They become friends and eventually fall in love and marry. Bradley goes to Afghanistan as chaplain and is critically wounded in an explosion, but a pregnant Marta is told of his death. With the presidential election drawing near, Senator Steel makes his bid, and threatened with exposure of past misdeeds including adultery and kidnapping ending with murder, he utilizes his demonic connections to summon the Ba'al and a shaman priest. A spine tingling ending that will have you cheering.

Wolf Unbound

Autor: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1488028486
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Previously published with a different publisher The Cascadia Wolves will do anything to protect their own. Tegan Warden knows that better than anyone. The Pack closed ranks around her years ago when her mate died, and much as she appreciates their support, it's time to move on. That means dating—and for Tegan, it also means finding someone who understands her needs in the bedroom. Finding Ben. The dominant human may not be a wolf, but he makes Tegan shiver from their first encounter. He knows what she needs and doesn't hesitate to give it to her. What's more, they share a bond beyond sex. It's been years since any man has made her feel so alive, so beautiful and desired. But there's an enemy working against the Cascadia Wolves, an enemy gathering forces to strike. The looming war is a threat to wolves and humans alike, and if they can't stop it, the love that Tegan and Ben have worked so hard to find may not be enough to protect them from what's coming. Watch for more Cascadia Wolves stories, available from Lauren Dane and Carina Press! This book is approximately 73,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Marked By Dragon S Blood

Autor: N. M. Howell
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ISBN: 9781773480039
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"This is one of those books that keeps you up at night because you tell yourself one more chapter again and again " ★★★★★ Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground. Andie Rogers is no stranger to secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon's blood magic. Now, no longer a child, Andie must attend the University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer. But Andie has another goal in mind. Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption. Will Andie risk everything to shatter the lies that the world has been fed for so many years? Will she set her people free? Don't miss the exciting new young adult epic fantasy series readers are calling a "fun mix of Harry Potter and Eragon." Return of the Dragonborn Trilogy: Marked by Dragon's Blood Fueled by Dragon's Fire Called by Dragon's Song "Definitely a mix of Aragon and harry potter. Great cast of characters excellent story plenty of magic action good and evil. Mix in a little bit of prejudice and bias and see what causes the hatred and how these characters work their way through it and reach their goal. Magical mystical world at its best. Definitely you must check it out" ★★★★★ "Wow. It doesn't matter what walk of life we are from we all need to fight for what we believe in." ★★★★★

Alpha Unmasked

Autor: S. A. Ravel
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ISBN: 9781537187396
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Will he have to abandon his mate in order to save her?A bear in a bind ...Bear shifter Dirk Greenwood is in a bind: his Alpha father, Cyrus, has ordered him to choose a mate or be exiled. He wants his son to marry a woman from another clan to cement their alliance. When Dirk argues with his prospective bride at the clan's biggest social event of the year -- the Callisto's Masquerade masked ball -- his father punishes him by saddling him with a human date for the evening. At first, Dirk resents her presence ... until his bear begins to awaken, and he realizes the curvy woman is his fated mate.A baker in a quandary ...Rachel Simmons thought the Masquerade catering job would be an easy way to put her new bakery on the map. Instead, the fine print in the contract has her serving pastries in a skimpy outfit, dodging her jerk of an ex, and escorting a handsome but foul-tempered rich man's son.Like most humans, Rachel has no idea shifters exist, so she's baffled by the pull she feels toward Dirk ... an attraction that goes far beyond the physical and can't be denied. When he leaves the ball, she feels compelled to find him.An agonizing decisionThe more time they spend together, the stronger their bond becomes ... but that only makes things worse. A shifter of Dirk's status is forbidden to mate with a human, and she doesn't even know what he is.When a bear from the other clan attacks Rachel, Dirk is forced to defend her, leaving him with an impossible choice. He can keep his mate and be banished as a rogue shifter, leaving himself and Rachel in constant danger ... or he can renounce his claim on the woman he's come to love in order to keep her safe. Is fate so cruel as to let them find each other, then force them apart forever?Alpha Unmasked is a standalone paranormal romance with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after.

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated

Autor: Solomon Northup
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ISBN: 2765903190
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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

The New Secrets Of Ceos

Autor: Steve Tappin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 185788454X
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A rare glimpse into the business worlds and personal lives of some of the most influential people on the planet.

Bloody London

Autor: Reggie Nadelson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409007502
File Size: 75,69 MB
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As New York basks in a fine Indian summer, no one notices the feral teenagers in Central Park, or the homeless living by the river. Certainly no-one connects them to the Russian gangsters buying into respectability on the East Side, or to the dead Englishman in the swimming pool... Thomas Pascoe, a super-rich, elderly investment banker, is found gorily murdered on the day he was due to return to London, floating in the pool of the most exclusive apartment block in town. As head of the 'co-op' for the luxury apartments, where the residents own the shares, Pascoe had his say in who got to live in them, and who didn't. Could this be a motive for his murder? The investigation takes Artie Cohen to London, where the gripping plot unfolds with a series of murders, an encounter with his longtime girlfriend, and a meeting with a figure from the past. The momentum of apparently tangential events builds to a trademark thrilling conclusion.