My Dark Places

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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America's greatest crime writer investigates his mother's murder. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James had been with her estranged husband all weekend and was informed of her death on his return. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son - he spent his teens and early adult years as a wino, petty burglar and derelict. Only later, through his obsession with crime fiction, triggered by his mother's murder, did Ellroy begin to delve into his past. Shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel WHITE JAZZ, he determined to return to Los Angeles and, with the help of veteran detective Bill Stoner, attempt to solve the 38-year-old killing. The result is one of the few classics of crime non-fiction and autobiography to appear in the last few decades; a hypnotic trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul.

Secrets Hidden in Dark Places

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Publisher: Jessica Sorensen


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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My name is Raven, and my life is... Well, it’s pure chaos. It all started with a song that unleashed some hidden memories inside me. Memories about The Raven Three. Turns out, I know them from my past. But that’s not the only secret the song unleashed. A game has started. A game I’ve played before. It’s a game of nightmares. And I don’t know who to trust. But I’m going to have to figure it out if I want to survive.

Take My Hand

Author: Dan Cole

Publisher: North Wind Pub

ISBN: 9780972062008

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 5887

Take my hand invites the reader to journey with dan Cole as he confronts his life's greatest challenges-- the death of his wife, Sandy, from cancer and his simultaneous cancer diagnosis and treatment. The letters that Dan and Sandy wrote to friends through their struggle are reproduced here, offering readers abundant inspiration and comfort.

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

Author: Peter Kingsley

Publisher: Duckworth Publishing

ISBN: 9780715631195


Page: 255

View: 7653

This book brings the key evidence together and presents a new picture of Parmenides, the ancient Greek poet, as priest, initiate and healer.

Dark Places

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307459926

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2406

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer. Praise for Dark Places “[A] nerve-fraying thriller.”—The New York Times “Flynn’s well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma.”—The New Yorker “Gillian Flynn coolly demolished the notion that little girls are made of sugar and spice in Sharp Objects, her sensuous and chilling first thriller. In Dark Places, her equally sensuous and chilling follow-up, Flynn . . . has conjured up a whole new crew of feral and troubled young females. . . . [A] propulsive and twisty mystery.”—Entertainment Weekly “Flynn follows her deliciously creepy Sharp Objects with another dark tale . . . The story, alternating between the 1985 murders and the present, has a tense momentum that works beautifully. And when the truth emerges, it’s so macabre not even twisted little Libby Day could see it coming.”—People (4 stars) “Crackles with peevish energy and corrosive wit.” —Dallas Morning News “A riveting tale of true horror by a writer who has all the gifts to pull it off.”—Chicago Tribune "It's Flynn's gift that she can make a caustic, self-loathing, unpleasant protagonist someone you come to root for.”—New York Magazine “[A] gripping thriller.”—Cosmopolitan "Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre.”—Stephen King

Deep Dark Places Inside

Author: RV Willis


ISBN: 0557487277


Page: N.A

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Dark Tourism and Place Identity

Author: Leanne White,Elspeth Frew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809657

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 9932

Dark tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon.The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers.