The Girl In The Cellar

Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444715615

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A witness who remembers nothing is in mortal danger. A young woman regains consciousness and finds herself on some cellar steps. At the bottom of the steps there is the corpse of a dead girl. She cannot remember who she is, what has happened or why she is there. Terrified and confused she manages to find a way out and as she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who offers to help her. A letter in her bag is the only clue to her identity. But by investigating what has happened to her will she find herself in danger? Can she trust the letter writer? And who is the girl in the cellar?
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Girl in the Cellar - The Natascha Kampusch Story

Author: Allan Hall,Michael Leidig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473609550

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar What sort of young woman had emerged What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor - and what demands had he made of her As the days and weeks passed and Natascha's TV interview failed to quell the curiosity, so the questions began to change. What exactly was the relationship between abductor and hostage Why had Natascha waited so long to escape when it seemed there had been other, earlier opportunities Did Natascha's parents know Priklopil before he kidnapped their daughter Allan Hall and Michael Leidig have tracked the story from the days of the 10-year-old's disappearance. They have spoken to police investigators, lawyers, psychiatrists, and to the family members closest to Natascha. They have come as close as possible to uncovering the full, shocking story. It is a story that tests the limits of our understanding of how human beings behave - and makes our hearts bleed for the plight of an innocent child caught up in a horror story almost beyond our imagining.
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The Woman in Red

Author: Anthony Gilbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471909697

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express When Julia Ross, a jobless and penniless girl, is sent to meet a prospective employer, she is oblivious to the trap that awaits her. As she rings the bell to 30 Henriques Square, the door opens on a London household ruled by a red-wigged old lady with murderous intentions. Two days later, Julia awakes in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. And it's down to lawyer-sleuth Arthur Crook to rescue the missing heroine and clear out the villainous nest. 'An excellent thriller' Time Magazine
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Earrings in the Cellar

Author: Rachel Bernheim,Rachel Bernheim Friedman

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652293343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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One spring morning in the ghetto, my mother, sisters, and I went down the steps into the cellar. Mother was holding a long tube, which she had filled with the few pieces of jewelry she still had from her wedding. She looked at us, her daughters, and removed the earrings I loved so much. She dug a small hole in the ground, wrapped the tube in numerous layers of cloth, placed it in the earth, and we all joined in to cover the hole. "This is so you, my dear daughters, will have something to start with when you return." From her poverty-stricken, yet happy childhood in Hungary, when the author was strongly influenced by her family and community's Zionist ideology, to the hell of Auschwitz and her escape from the Death March in the final days of war, to the tumultuous period in Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel, Rachel Bernheim-Friedman's life was and is filled with passion, determination, and a strong will to survive and build to build a better life, a Jewish state, and a hopeful future for her children and grandchildren. Continued in Jerusalem, Lebanon, Palestine, the United States and Israel, Earrings in the Cellar is a story that should not be missed."
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The Ghost in the Coal Cellar

True Case Files from a Lone Investigator

Author: Andrea Mesich

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738741361

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A young family's rocking chair moves by itself, swaying back and forth under the force of a ghostly presence. An abandoned schoolhouse, the site of a major fire, teems with restless spirits. Deep in a national forest, phantom lights chase the terrified occupants of a car. These chilling tales and more await you within these pages. The Ghost in the Coal Cellar presents the spooky details of Andrea Mesich's most intense investigations—from start to finish—at four legendary haunted locations in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Explore the history of each ghostly tale, what to expect from an investigation, what equipment is used, and much more. Discover how Andrea first became an investigator and everything she's learned about the world's paranormal mysteries. Begin your own ghost-hunting journey with this book as your guide...if you dare.
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Hook, The: Corpses in the Cellar - #5

Author: Brad Latham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446566063

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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Bill Lockwood, a detective for the Transatlantic Underwriters Insurance Company, investigates a fire due to arson at a popular New York City nightclub.
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The Maniac in the Cellar

Sensation Novels of the 1860s

Author: Winifred Hughes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400855470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time. In a vivid portrait of this subversive and discomfiting popular literature, Winifred Hughes identifies its ingredients, its practitioners, and its implications, and reveals its significance both for the mid-Victorian consciousness and for the writers and readers of today. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Secrets of the Sideshows

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813123585

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.
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Red Crystal

Author: Clare Francis

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330467611

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Out of the savagery of the Paris barricades there was born the most sinister of all the terrorist groups of the late 1960s. Secretly funded by Moscow, trained in subversion and assassination in Italy, the Crystal Faction came to England. To wage war . . . For Nick Ryder of Special Branch, finding and infiltrating the cell presented a daunting challenge. Hampered by the deviousness of his own superiors and lack of cooperation from MI5, he was drawn slowly but inexorably into a tangled web of sex, drugs, murder, intrigue and lost innocence. And at the centre, Gabrielle Schroeder, leader of the Crystal Faction. A tough, daring, utterly ruthless woman for whom killing had become a pleasure . . . 'The climax is agonizing, and made only too horribly likely by the author's careful groundwork and ability to maintain suspense' Books and Bookmen
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