I was reading my favorite magazine, Southern Living, recently, and the writers mentioned how the South loves its cookbooks! So many have been published throughout the years. I had been having trouble getting enough stories for just a ghost story book, so I got to thinking. What if I combined the ghost story book with the recipe book I've always wanted to write? Bingo! I asked for titles for the book on Facebook and got 59 replies! I have such talented Facebook friends! So get ready for some ghost stories - some funny, some scary, and some just weird, and pick out a recipe for your next party, dinner or just snack!
Dinner Date A conservation warden's job can be a lonely one, even more so for a young woman in a place where gender roles have been carefully defined and ...
Author: Jerold W. Apps
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
When journalist Josh Wittmore moves from the Illinois bureau of Farm Country News to the newspaper’s national office in Wisconsin, he encounters the biggest story of his young career—just as the paper’s finances may lead to its closure. Josh’s big story is that a corporation that plans to establish an enormous hog farm has bought a lot of land along the Tamarack River in bucolic Ames County. Some of the local residents and officials are excited about the jobs and tax revenues that the big farm will bring, while others worry about truck traffic, porcine aromas, and manure runoff polluting the river. And how would the arrival of a large agribusiness affect life and traditions in this tightly knit rural community of family farmers? Josh strives to provide impartial agricultural reporting, even as his newspaper is replaced by a new Internet-only version owned by a former New York investment banker. And it seems that there may be another force in play: the vengeful ghost of a drowned logger who locals say haunts the valley of the Tamarack River.
She's my best friend, she's divorced with two children, [and you guys should go out on a date]. ... out on a dinner date a few days later.
Author: Glenn Puit
Category: True Crime
John Patrick Addis was a state trooper, crime scene investigator, bush pilot, ex-convict, UFO fanatic, survivalist-and a pro at manipulating women. His criminal madness stretched from Alaska to Mexico-leaving countless victims in his wake.
Mum had told me of the impromptu dinner date that afternoon. I knew she was trying to set me up and I had complained bitterly, but it didn't have any effect ...
Author: Morgana Best
Publisher: Best Cosy Books
In this USA Today Bestselling series, Laurel inherits a funeral home, to discover it's a dead-end job. Nobody knows that Laurel Bay can see ghosts. When she inherits a funeral home, she is forced to return from Melbourne to the small town of Witch Woods to breathe life into the business. It is a grave responsibility, but Laurel is determined that this will be no dead-end job. There she has to contend with her manipulative and overly religious mother, a wise-cracking ghost, and a secretive but handsome accountant. When the murder of a local woman in the funeral home strangles the finances, can Laurel solve the murder? Or will this be the death of her business?
Author: Erle Stanley GardnerPublish On: 2014-04-14
He bought me a drink asI remember it and asked fora dinner date.I was engaged that night butIbelieve I went to dinnerwith him the following night.
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Eleanor Corbin has a taste for trouble. Now her half-sister, Olga, fears Eleanor may be using her scandalous antics to disguise more larcenous acts. Enter Perry Mason, retained by Olga to keep the press at bay while discovering from Eleanor the sordid details of her last escapade.
He wants to have Flora and me over for dinner.” “He what?” The Ghost tossed the stub of his cigarette on the ground at Donovan's feet.
Author: George Mann
Publisher: Titan Books
Something's not right with the Ghost's friend Ginny and not just the fact she's still drinking... something happened to her in Cairo out on the dig. Something that's related to a strange cult known as The Circle of Thoth a baboon with a clockwork eye dust devils on Fifth Avenue robed assassins sacrificial rites a 'resurrection machine' and a ghostly figure clad in trailing bandages seen floating over the rooftops of the city.
This was Ryan, the member of the Kildavannan community she had spoken so warmly of during their dinner date. He was a handsome fellow in his thirties who ...
Author: Charles E. McGarry
Publisher: BackPage Press
Leo Moran is not your average private detective. An avowed gourmet and wine connoisseur, he enjoys the pleasures of life to the hilt in the splendid isolation of his West End apartment. Ordinarily, his most pressing concerns involve which vintage of wine to pair with the finest organic steak, but at times he has more unsettling concerns: visions of violent crimes. After the ritualistic murder of a young woman in rural Argyll Leo decides to help the police. He arrives at a brooding, majestic landscape in the grip of winter and meets a host of strange and colourful characters who congregate in and around the Loch Dhonn Hotel – including the ghost of the victim. Frustrated by forces of evil summoned up the killer, at first Leo fails to make headway, and his intemperance wears thin the patience of his allies and the police. Cast out and close to despair, Leo must draw on all his powers to unmask the murderer before he himself becomes the next victim.
She decided to call Rico to see if they could meet up and maybe go to dinner. ... Maria's house to pick her up for their dinner date and honked the horn.
Author: Henry Mora
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A woman uncovers the sinister reason behind a haunting that has plagued her for years. After moving from her birth town of Tijuana, Mexico, she learns the spirit followed her to a suburb of Los Angeles - Highland Park, where the situation escalates into a powerful supernatural attraction. Fearing the ghost has overstepped his boundaries after she suspects he is having sex with her while she sleeps, she seeks the guidance of a psychiatrist when she believes the ghost is causing her to become pregnant. After years of psychoanalysis, the psychiatrist’s prognosis is that her case is due to a persistent sexually imaginative mind. Her life condescends into a state of depression and despairs when her psychiatrist and family choose to institutionalize her to avoid further damage to her psyche. The situation intensifies into another-worldly tale where the entity that caused her misery is the very one that rescues her from an emotional breakdown. This fictional tale with overtones of DNA extraction, alien visitation, and romance will keep you in edge-of-your-seat suspense.
During their dinnertime, there was an uncomfortable silence that dominated their ... considering she'd hardly eaten anything, since yesterday's dinner date.
Author: Jason Medina
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Ray Durante is a paranormal investigator and would-be writer from New York City, who travels to New Orleans, Louisiana, in search of a good ghost story for his upcoming book. New Orleans certainly has no shortage of ghost stories, considering it is one of the oldest cities in the southern United States. Upon his arrival, Ray wastes no time and begins his research by conducting a paranormal investigation on his first day there. As the days go by, he continues his research and takes a haunted tour that eventually leads to his meeting with a local Creole street musician named Rini. Rini gradually introduces him to a whole new world, which just may turn his own world upside down. Join Ray on his journey through the haunts of the French Quarter in what will surely become the most intense time of his life.
... date of his death are unknown, but rumors place it sometime between 1913 and 1914. And that is all that is known about the end of his life.
Author: Ulisses Capozzoli
Publisher: Edições Sesc SP
In what way could using a GPS to circulate in city traffic be connected to cosmic stars lying a billion light-years away from planet Earth? The intriguing answer is that they are irrevocably bound by a relation that traverses centuries of scientific knowledge, quasars located billions of light-years away from the Milky Way and names like Galileo Galilei, Max Planck, Tycho Brahe, Newton, Kepler, Copernicus , Herschel and Albert Einstein. In an inventive and information-rich narrative, the journalist and Master and Doctor of Science Ulisses Capozzoli starts out from the commonplace use of satellite-based geolocation systems to illustrate how science reveals itself in much of our daily lives. The book is the first title of the Science in Everyday Life series, published exclusively in digital format.
The first time I saw Dad after that and could verify Mom's version of the latest twist in our lives was the following Wednesday, our regular dinner date.
Author: Frank Rich
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There is a superstition that if an emptied theater is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. To prevent this, a single "ghost light" is left burning at center stage after the audience and all of the actors and musicians have gone home. Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world. Rich grew up in the small-townish Washington, D.C., of the 1950s and early '60s, a place where conformity seemed the key to happiness for a young boy who always felt different. When Rich was seven years old, his parents separated--at a time when divorce was still tantamount to scandal--and thereafter he and his younger sister were labeled "children from a broken home." Bouncing from school to school and increasingly lonely, Rich became terrified of the dark and the uncertainty of his future. But there was one thing in his life that made him sublimely happy: the Broadway theater. Rich's parents were avid theatergoers, and in happier times they would listen to the brand-new recordings of South Pacific, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game over and over in their living room. When his mother's remarriage brought about turbulent changes, Rich took refuge in these same records, re-creating the shows in his imagination, scene by scene. He started collecting Playbills, studied fanatically the theater listings in The New York Times and Variety, and cut out ads to create his own miniature marquees. He never imagined that one day he would be the Times's chief theater critic. Eventually Rich found a second home at Wash-ington's National Theatre, where as a teenager he was a ticket-taker and was introduced not only to the backstage magic he had dreamed of for so long but to a real-life cast of charismatic and eccentric players who would become his mentors and friends. With humor and eloquence, Rich tells the triumphant story of how the aspirations of a stagestruck young boy became a lifeline, propelling him toward the itinerant family of theater, whose romantic denizens welcomed him into the colorful fringes of Broadway during its last glamorous era. Every once in a while, a grand spectacle comes along that introduces its audiences to characters and scenes that will resound in their memories long after the curtain has gone down. Ghost Light, Frank Rich's beautifully crafted childhood memoir, is just such an event.
“Just a dinner date.” “I know, but going out again so soon feels awkward to me.” “Okay, Tuesday. What about Tuesday?” “Oh, all right.
Author: Laura Pender
Touching Tess made him live again… For centuries Gabriel Dyer lived beneath the sea—until one night when he rescued a drowning woman. Suddenly, Gabriel could touch the world again. And when the damsel was accused of murder, Gabriel would do anything to save her once again…. Tess Miller was sure she'd lost her mind. Just days after her divorce was final she was accused of murdering her ex. Even stranger, a sexy apparition in pirate's garb was fast becoming her most substantial friend. Gabriel could help clear Tess's name, but she had to wonder: Did the pirate ghost love her, or merely need her to avoid returning to his watery prison?
“Kate, I just came to see if you would have dinner with me.” Kate's feelings for the young man never did diminish ... Go find yourself another dinner date.
Author: Tom Marovich
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
It seemed like every able body from within a hundred-mile radius showed up for Margaret’s funeral. Neither the funeral home nor the reception hall was large enough to hold the group all at one time. Even with the loss of her partner and best friend, Star managed to keep the clinic and turned away no animal in need. She knew that’s how Margaret would have wanted it. Although Kate’s decision to become a veterinarian was a struggle, she did attend college and did her best to follow in her mother’s footstep. Eventually, she became a full partner in the clinic. With the agreement with the staff, the name of the clinic was changed. The sleigh that Michael built was eventually brought out again, and for one special reason, Michael felt a warm and tender caring touch from Star. Michael survived a severe heart attack. While he was in the hospital, without realizing what she had agreed to and not knowing that Michael realized what he was saying, Star agreed to take a trip with Michael to the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. One evening while at the kitchen table, Harold and Kate sat in discussion and wondered if Michael and Star would return as a married couple.
By seven o'clock, Sadie was more than ready for her dinner date with Bud and I was holding the literary fort with Bonnie Franzetti and our new part-timer, ...
Author: Alice Kimberly
When the local mailman inherits a haunted house and demands an exorcism, Pen must act fast to save her favorite ghost in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly. Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn’t believe in ghosts—until she met the spirit of hard-boiled 1940s detective Jack Shepard. And when Pen’s friend and mailman, Seymour Tarnish, gets into deep trouble, Pen not only believes in her ghost—she also thinks he can help... An elderly lady of leisure has been found dead on posh Larchmont Avenue, her will recently, and suspiciously, revised to name Seymour as heir to her mansion. Just as eyes turn to him as the murderer—and Seymour gets busy settling into his ritzy digs—the mansion’s ghosts begin plaguing him. So he hires a team of parapsychologists to exorcise all the spirits from the town of Quindicott—and that includes Jack Shepard. Now Pen must act fast—because losing Jack scares Pen more than rattling chains and cold spots...
She just remembered she had a dinner date . PARKER . What was that again ? CHARLEY . ( Crossing to him with bottle and glass . ) ...
Author: John Cecil Holm
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: Most people have inherited property, but we never heard of anyone's inheriting a ghost. Nancy Willard did. This attractive girl, who works for a publisher, is engaged to Parker Burnett. When Amelia Bullock, Nancy's landlady and owner of
Justine hadn't been too happy about canceling her dinner date with Benny, but personal plans were subject to change whenever they were working a case.
Author: Aimée Thurlo
Publisher: Forge Books
Aimee and David Thurlo's newest mystery Ghost Medicine, featuring Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah. Ella takes all her cases personally, but some cases are more personal than others. The murder of Harry Ute is one of those—not only because Ella and Harry dated, years ago, but because Harry was once a member of her investigative team. Ella's team is as close to her as family and a blow against one is a blow against all. Harry's been working for Bruce "Teeny" Little, a local security expert, but despite their long friendship, Teeny won't tell Ella much, just the job involves theft of government property. The dead man was found in an isolated area of the Rez that is reportedly haunted by skinwalkers and the scattered residents are too frightened of the Navajo witches to tell the police much. County cop Dan Nez is also looking into the government thefts. The two detectives—each top dog in their own territory—will have to share jurisdiction, something complicated by their growing attraction to each other. Ella finds evidence that connects Harry's murder to the secret sale of previously unknown Navajo artifacts. If Harry discovered a hidden—and illegal—dig, the artifact smugglers might have killed him to protect their lucrative operation. Identifying the murderer isn't going to be easy. But Harry was one of her own and Ella is determined to bring his killer to justice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
I accepted the dinner date. I decided it was time to call Vikki, my agent. I told her about Carlo, about the various pies he had a finger in during the ...
Author: Frank Ahern
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Ghostwriter Nick Barry has been commissioned by the beautiful Theresa d’Abruzzi to write the biography of her father, Prince Carlo d’Abruzzi, the instigator of many of the seminal events of the 1960s social revolution. But is Carlo all that he seems? And can Nick overcome the obstacles that beset his quest? Ghost-lines is a novel about identity, celebrity and the search for security.
Beau Chené was the stuff dinner date dreams were made of. It was fabulously exclusive, ridiculously expensive, and had more class than the entire state of ...
Author: Jana DeLeon
Publisher: Jana DeLeon
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first three books in the Ghost-in-Law mystery/romance series in one boxset. The set includes: Trouble in Mudbug Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty. Mischief in Mudbug Sabine LaVeche needs to locate a blood relative fast – her life depends on it. When Helena Henry shows up offering help, Sabine knows she’s really in for trouble when it’s the best idea she’s heard in a while. When private investigator Beau Villeneuve takes on her case, things heat up in more ways than one, but as they begin to uncover the secrets of Sabine’s past, the one thing that becomes clear is that someone doesn’t want Sabine to get the answers she seeks. Showdown in Mudbug Who killed Helena Henry? The shorter list may be who didn’t want her dead. Psychic Raissa Bordeaux thought she’d left her former life behind, but when a child is kidnapped, she risks her secret identity by offering the police help with the case. New Orleans Detective Zach Blanchard doesn’t believe in psychic hooey and is certain Raissa didn’t get her facts about the case from a crystal ball. He suspects her of something besides being the most intriguing and attractive he’s every come across. But when Raissa’s secrets put her in danger, can Zach convince her to trust him with the truth before it’s too late? The Ghost-in-Law series is a humorous mystery and contemporary romance series set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. The series has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong heroine turned amateur sleuth, a sexy hero, and a ghost unlike any you’ve ever heard of. It appeals to fans of light paranormal, paranormal romance, cozy mysteries and also to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. "Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday "Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig “DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews “I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews “Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader “Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction “The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger To learn more about Jana and her books visit her at: http://janadeleon.com http://facebook.com/janadeleonauthor