Stranger In The Room (Keye Street 2)

Author: Amanda Kyle Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384237

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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In Creeklaw County the bodies are piling up... Stranger in the Room sees the return of the brilliant Keye Street as another deeply disturbing case puts her detective skills to the ultimate test. Amanda Kyle Williams' gripping Keye Street crime series will enthral fans of Lee Child and Karin Slaughter. 'Readers of this fast-paced thriller will be eager for the next Street tale' - Publishers Weekly Keye Street, ex-FBI profiler and private detective, always looks out for those closest to her. But sometimes looking after herself is quite enough to handle. She's teetering on the brink, not quite sure if she's winning or losing in her battle with herself. But when her cousin, Miki Ashton, sees a stranger inside her house, it's time for Keye to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Keye's mentor, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, is embroiled in a disturbing case. When a dog returns alone from its walk, the hunt is on for the missing boy. As the mystery deepens and the bodies pile up, Rauser needs Keye's expert profiling skills to unravel the killer's bizarre signature - tears. Battling her demons takes up a lot of Keye's time. But on top of that she's battling the bad guys. If she can ignore the voice from her past, that is... What readers are saying about Stranger In The Room: 'Keye is feisty, funny and very believable. The location is also very vividly described - we can almost feel the steamy heat of Atlanta. The novel is quirky with a lot of humour, some of it quite dark. Undoubtedly an exciting read' 'Thrill a minute action and a rollercoaster of a ride to the end' 'Streets ahead of other thrillers. Contains plenty of humour amongst the gore and the police procedural elements - this book is well worth a read'

In the "Stranger People's" Country

Author: Mary Noailles Murfree,Charles Egbert Craddock

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080328313X

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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In the ?Stranger People?s? Country tells the story of contact between a late-nineteenth-century Tennessee mountain community and an amateur archaeologist who wants to open the graves of the prehistoric ?leetle stranger people,? a source of myth to the mountaineers. A politician looking for votes in the country has invited the archaeologist Shattuck to travel into the mountains with him, but a mountain woman, Adelaide Yates, threatens to shoot anyone who attempts to violate the graves. The courageous mountaineer Felix Guthrie joins the defense of the ?stranger people? and competes with Shattuck for the attention of another mountain woman, Letitia Pettingill. ø Author Mary Noailles Murfree (1850?1922) uses dialect and vivid descriptions of mountain scenes to introduce the reader to Appalachia and its people. She creates respectful representations of Appalachian life and explores some of the changes the arrival of outsiders brought to the mountains. Murfree?s depiction of social and aesthetic issues increases our understanding of the nineteenth century and serves as a literary precursor of the twentieth-century Appalachian activist movements to preserve the environment against the strip-mining and chemical industries. ø This edition of Murfree?s 1891 novel, reprinted for the first time, includes notes about Appalachian dialect and the novel?s references to archaeology, which have some basis in actual archaeological discoveries in Tennessee.

A Stranger in Olondria

Author: Sofia Samatar

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1931520771

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1003

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

The Stranger's Shadow

Author: Max Frei

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575090154

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 2403

THE STRANGER'S SHADOW continues the adventures of Sir Max - the one-time loser who now heads the Minor Secret Investigative Force - as he hunts down trespassing monsters and investigates the use of illegal magic in the supernatural world of Echo. Joining Max on his adventures are Sir Melifaro, Sir Juffin Hully, Sir Kofa Yox, and a bizarre cast of otherworldly characters. When people begin to die in Echo, Max must travel to the Dark Side of Echo to destroy the Lonely Shadow - the shadows of the dead. But defeating the Lonely Shadow isn't the end of this battle. Someone has been using the shadows to attack Echo, which will lead the redoubtable Max into a realm of unparalleled danger. Will he be able to defend his adopted home, or will he be forced to return to our mundane world?

A Stranger in the Kingdom

Author: Howard Frank Mosher

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752451X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5145

This novel of murder and its aftermath in a small Vermont town in the 1950s is “reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird . . . Absorbing” (The New York Times). In Kingdom County, Vermont, the town’s new Presbyterian minister is a black man, an unsettling fact for some of the locals. When a French-Canadian woman takes refuge in his parsonage—and is subsequently murdered—suspicion immediately falls on the clergyman. While his thirteen-year-old son struggles in the shadow of the town’s accusations, and his older son, a lawyer, fights to defend him, a father finds himself on trial more for who he is than for what he might have done. “Set in northern Vermont in 1952, Mosher’s tale of racism and murder is powerful, viscerally affecting and totally contemporary in its exposure of deep-seated prejudice and intolerance . . . [A] big, old-fashioned novel.” —Publishers Weekly “A real mystery in the best and truest sense.”—Lee Smith, The New York Times Book Review A Winner of the New England Book Award