Nightfall

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: 47 North

ISBN: 9781612182292

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

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"You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale": They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack's a struggling private detective--and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday--just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, but when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.
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Nightfall

The 1st Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894571X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The first book in the Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller series. 'You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale': They are words that ended his career as a police negotiator. Now Jack's a struggling private detective - and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion with a priceless library; it comes from a man who claims to be his father, and it comes with a warning. That Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday - just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.
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The Mansion

Author: Henry Van Dyke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 60

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The Mansions of Murder

A Medieval mystery

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109148

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A murdered priest, a missing body, stolen treasure: Brother Athelstan tackles his most challenging investigation to date. October, 1381. Brother Athelstan is summoned to the church of St Benet’s in Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a priest. Parson Reynaud has been found stabbed to death inside his own locked church. Other disturbing discoveries include an empty coffin and a ransacked money chest. Who would commit murder inside a holy church? Who would spirit away a corpse the night before the funeral – and who would be brave enough to steal treasure belonging to the most feared gangleader in London? Meanwhile, the death of one of Athelstan’s parishioners reveals a shocking secret. Could there be a connection to the murdered priest of St Benet’s? Athelstan’s investigations will lure him into the dark and dangerous world of the gangmaster known as The Flesher, whose influence has a frighteningly long reach ...
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The Nightingale

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 8771326839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

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Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
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Cursed - ebook

A Jack Nightingale short story

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444755021

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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An exciting short story, part of the Jack Nightingale series by bestselling author Stephen Leather - thrillers with an occult twist. Jack Nightingale - lives in the shadows, fights in the dark. Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Nightingale is used to dealing with tricky situations. He's faced down the powers of hell a couple of times, too. In this new short story, he's called in to help a policeman who's lying at death's door. The doctors can't work out what's wrong. But the dying man's colleagues swear blind that he was cursed by a gypsy during the Dale Farm clearance. And Nightingale could be his only hope. Jack Nightingale is the hero of Stephen Leather's supernatural detective novels. There are five books in the critically acclaimed series: NIGHTFALL, MIDNIGHT, NIGHTMARE, NIGHTSHADE and LASTNIGHT.
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Lastnight

The 5th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444742671

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A killer is murdering Goths with relish - skinning and butchering them. The cops aren't getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale's nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to the secretive Satanic child-sacrificing cult called the Order of Nine Angles. As Nightingale closes in on the killers, the tables are turned and he finds himself in the firing line, along with his friends and family. The Order will stop at nothing to protect their secrets and Nightingale realises that there is nothing he can do to protect himself. Nor can he run, for the Order has connections across the world. It leaves him with only one way to stop the carnage - and that's to take his own life . . .
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The Nightingale and the Rose

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635229844

Category: Fiction

Page: 4

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A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Seeing the student in tears, the nightingale carries out the ritual, and impales herself on the rose-tree's thorn so that her heart's blood can stain the rose. The student takes the rose to the professor's daughter, but she again rejects him because another man has sent her some real jewels, and "everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers." The student angrily throws the rose into the gutter, returns to his study of metaphysics, and decides not to believe in true love anymore.
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San Francisco Night

The 6th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Three Elephants Limited

ISBN: 9780956620392

Category:

Page: 356

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Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows - in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to Hell, the danger is out in the open and all too real. The Apostles - a Satanic coven using murder and torture to pave the way for a demon to enter the real world - realise that Nightingale is on their tail. And unleash their own brand of monsters to take him down. With Nightingale's life - and his very soul - on the line, he has only days to stop The Apostles from bringing death and destruction to the entire world.
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Critical Companion to William Faulkner

Author: A. Nicholas Fargnoli,Michael Golay

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108591

Category: Mississippi

Page: 562

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One of the greatest and most influential American writers, William Faulkner is remembered for novels and short stories thatexplore the complex culture and tragic legacy of the American South.Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Faulkner and his influentialworksOCo"As I Lay Dying"; "Light in August"; "The Sound and the Fury"; "Absalom, Absalom "; The Bear; and many othersOCoare studied all over the world. "Critical Companion to William Faulkner"OCoa"
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Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393058956

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
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Saving Sophie

A Novel

Author: Ronald H. Balson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250065852

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago. That is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine. With the help of investigative team Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron.
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Spider's Web

Spider Shepherd Short Stories

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444780980

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Three all-action short stories, including two brand new Spider Shepherd adventures. The collection also includes an extract from the tenth Spider Shepherd thriller, TRUE COLOURS, out 18 July 2013. One of the new Spider Shepherd short stories, Hard Evidence: When Dan 'Spider' Shepherd wakes up alone in a bricked basement room, chained by the wrists to a cast-iron ceiling pipe with a throbbing pain in his skull, he knows he has a big problem. He has no idea how he got there. He has no idea who put him there. He has no idea of his fate. And he has no idea how he is going to escape . . .
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The Women in the Walls

A dark and dangerous tale

Author: Amy Lukavics

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460399056

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
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Spider's Web

Spider Shepherd Short Stories

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444780980

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Three all-action short stories, including two brand new Spider Shepherd adventures. The collection also includes an extract from the tenth Spider Shepherd thriller, TRUE COLOURS, out 18 July 2013. One of the new Spider Shepherd short stories, Hard Evidence: When Dan 'Spider' Shepherd wakes up alone in a bricked basement room, chained by the wrists to a cast-iron ceiling pipe with a throbbing pain in his skull, he knows he has a big problem. He has no idea how he got there. He has no idea who put him there. He has no idea of his fate. And he has no idea how he is going to escape . . .
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Kubla Khan

Author: Samuel Coleridge

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443442216

Category: Poetry

Page: 5

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Though left uncompleted, “Kubla Khan” is one of the most famous examples of Romantic era poetry. In it, Samuel Coleridge provides a stunning and detailed example of the power of the poet’s imagination through his whimsical description of Xanadu, the capital city of Kublai Khan’s empire. Samuel Coleridge penned “Kubla Khan” after waking up from an opium-induced dream in which he experienced and imagined the realities of the great Mongol ruler’s capital city. Coleridge began writing what he remembered of his dream immediately upon waking from it, and intended to write two to three hundred lines. However, Coleridge was interrupted soon after and, his memory of the dream dimming, was ultimately unable to complete the poem. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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The Chinaman

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340559741

Category:

Page: 312

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Nguyen Minh fought with the Viet Cong, before changing sides to become an efficient hunter of his former comrades. Imprisoned and tortured by the victorious North Vietnamese, he saw two of his daughters die. So when his wife and third daughter are killed by an IRA bomb, Nguyen seeks revenge.
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