The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker s Daughter

Imagine his surprise when the unlikely ally in his quest to solve Lavinia's murder turns out to be the undertaker's daughter.

Author: M. Culler

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ISBN: 9798728337799

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Page: 78

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Charlotte Harkness thinks there is a quiet grace and dignity among the dead. Well, at least when they're not feeling chatty. Harkness and Sons is one of the East End's most respectable and respected undertakers. Unfortunately, the family business is likely to shut its doors for good when Reginald Harkness, the venerable proprietor, joins his clientele. He and his late wife didn't have a son to carry on the family business and there's no way he wants his beautiful young daughter to take over. It wouldn't be acceptable in Victoria's England and it wouldn't do her health any good. Charlotte's already gone a bit funny in the head. Perhaps it was growing up among the dead or perhaps it was losing her mother at such a tender age? Whatever the reason, Mr. Harkness knows he needs to help her find a suitable position in life-- away from Harkness and Sons. Too bad he raised such a stubborn daughter. Charlotte meets Dr. James Everly when he comes to make funeral arrangements for his sister, Lavinia. Each of them hold different pieces of the puzzle. As they fit the pieces together, a mysterious and disturbing picture begins to take shape which will ultimately reveal the nature of the girl's mysterious death. James doubts the death is accidental (as his society matron mother claims). Charlotte is sharing the girl's final memories, so she's absolutely sure this was no accident. It was murder. When evasive police constables and a well-meaning Mr. Harkness put up stumbling blocks in James' investigation, he's at a loss. Imagine his surprise when the unlikely ally in his quest to solve Lavinia's murder turns out to be the undertaker's daughter. Will they be in time to identify her secret paramour and figure out what befell Lavinia-- or will the mysterious "Jack" strike again before they can stop him?
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The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker s Daughter

A thrilling new novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS "One of the best I've come across." -Michael Connelly "Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with.

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455541117

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 935

A thrilling new novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS "One of the best I've come across." -Michael Connelly "Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She's a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy." -Karin Slaughter "One can count on emotional engagement, spine-tingling suspense, and taut storytelling from Sara Blaedel."-Sandra Brown Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father--who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago--has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things--hoping for some insight into his new life in America--before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker s Daughter

Kate Mayfield. the UNDERTAKER'S DAUGHTER the UNDERTAKER'S
DAUGHTER KATE MAYFIELD GALLERY BOOKS New York • Front Cover.

Author: Kate Mayfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476757285

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A woman describes what it was like growing up in a small town funeral home in Kentucky, where her alcoholic, cheating father was the undertaker during the segregated and tumultuous 1960s. 50,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Daughter

The Daughter

THIS EDITION INCLUDES A BONUS NOVEL: international bestseller The Night Women School-portrait photographer Ilka Nichols Jensen is leading a modest, regimented, anything-but-extraordinary life in Copenhagen when unexpected news rocks her ...

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455541109

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 301

A thrilling new novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS "One of the best I've come across." -Michael Connelly "Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She's a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy." -Karin Slaughter "One can count on emotional engagement, spine-tingling suspense, and taut storytelling from Sara Blaedel."-Sandra Brown Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father--who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago--has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things--hoping for some insight into his new life in America--before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker   s Daughter

“Poems that stick with you like a song that won’t stop repeating itself in your brain, poems whose cadences burrow into your bloodstream, orchestrating your breathing long before their sense attaches its hooks to your heart.” ...

Author: Toi Derricotte

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822978169

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 773

“Poems that stick with you like a song that won’t stop repeating itself in your brain, poems whose cadences burrow into your bloodstream, orchestrating your breathing long before their sense attaches its hooks to your heart.” —Washington Post on Captivity
Categories: Poetry

The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker s Daughter

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Frank Dumont

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333136056

Category: Drama

Page: 24

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Excerpt from The Undertaker's Daughter: Original Farce in One Act Copyright, 1897, by the Dramatic Publishing Company, Chicago. Notice - The professional acting rights of this play are reserved by the publishers, from whom written permission must be obtained before performance. All persons giving unauthorized productions will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This notice does not apply to amateurs, who may perform the play without permission. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: Drama

The Undertaker s Daughter

The Undertaker s Daughter

Sharply written and full of dry wit, these stories chronicle Yvonne's journey from exchange student to theater revolutionary, spanning more than 85 years and several countries, and feature reflections on the film, theater, and the colorful ...

Author: Yvonne Brewster

Publisher: Black Amber

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114178101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 749

Renowned theater director Yvonne Brewster retraces the relationship with her mother in this poignant and heartwarming biography. Amidst the rampant racism of Europe in the 1950s, Yvonne moved to England from Jamaica to pursue a career in drama and, in spite of her discouraging instructors, became one of the first black theater directors in Europe. Sharply written and full of dry wit, these stories chronicle Yvonne's journey from exchange student to theater revolutionary, spanning more than 85 years and several countries, and feature reflections on the film, theater, and the colorful characters—undertakers to prime ministers—that she met along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Her Father s Secret

Her Father s Secret

A woman's murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind--before she becomes the next victim--in the latest gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with ...

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538763278

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 798

A woman's murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind--before she becomes the next victim--in the latest gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with over 4 million copies sold worldwide. After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father--who she hadn't heard from in decades--Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she's devastated to discover her father's second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren't the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka's efforts to reach out. Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all. The more Ilka digs into her father's past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life--and she may be the next victim... "Sara Blaedel knows how to reel in her readers and keep them utterly transfixed." --Tess Gerritsen "One of the best I've come across." --Michael Connelly "Crime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel's great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller." --Oprah.com
Categories: Fiction

The Daughter

The Daughter

Author: Sara Blaedel

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455541096

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 564

A thrilling novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of The Forgotten Girls "One of the best I've come across." -- Michael Connelly "Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She's a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy." -- Karin Slaughter "One can count on emotional engagement, spine-tingling suspense, and taut storytelling from Sara Blaedel." -- Sandra Brown Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father--who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago--has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things--hoping for some insight into his new life in America--before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Lies We Tell

The Lies We Tell

From the author of Trust No One Nothing hurts like the truth.

Author: Debra Webb

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488085802

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 755

From the author of Trust No One Nothing hurts like the truth. Doctor Rowan Dupont knows a serial killer is coming for her. Julian Addington has been waiting. Watching. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes. But what Julian doesn’t know is that Rowan is ready for him. And more than anything she wants answers. How well did the depraved killer actually know her mother? And how many lies have been spun in the years since she took her own life? Working alongside her childhood friend Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan is determined to get to the bottom of her mother’s puzzling suicide once and for all—even if it means exposing an unsettling past. It certainly seems like her family’s Victorian funeral home has borne witness to more than one dark secret, but when a recent double homicide leads to an even grislier discovery, separating the truth from the lies might be the last thing Rowan does.
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Light in the Mourning

Light in the Mourning

Death speaks to me. A person's face in death mirrors their living and their dying. This book speaks of both. Life, through the loss of many loved ones, has crushed me open - and left behind many clear and important messages for the living.

Author: Margo Lenmark

Publisher: Clark Global Publishing

ISBN: 0990689212

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 436

Death speaks to me. A person's face in death mirrors their living and their dying. This book speaks of both. Life, through the loss of many loved ones, has crushed me open - and left behind many clear and important messages for the living. Each message is different, and each changed how I live my life. This is what I want to share with you... deathbed revelations about how to live. I received these messages from the people I was grieving; but their wisdom is for everyone, whether grieving or not. They are stories of the interwoven beauty of life and death. I hope your journey through my experiences gives you the same gifts I received from them and delivers a fresh perspective on the events in your life. For anyone who has experienced the unbearable sorrow of death, I hope it brings light to your mourning.
Categories: Religion

The Women of New York

The Women of New York

As young men they fancied the country girl and married her — possibly they
loved her . ... Having had the supreme felicity of associating with the banker's wife
, the undertaker's daughter , the merchant's son and the butcher's heir , she L ! 1
F ...

Author: George Ellington (pseud.)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014253553

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 650

View: 954

The wide variety of "Evils" in which women of the cities were involved are described.
Categories: New York (N.Y.)

Gems for the Fireside

Gems for the Fireside

The undertaker offered no reply to this raving , but producing a tape from his
pocket , knelt down for a moment by the side of the body . “ Ah ! " said ... She
couldn't even see her children's faces , though we heard her gasping out their
names .

Author: Otis Henry Tiffany

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112002698899

Category: English literature

Page: 912

View: 231

Categories: English literature

Indiana Review

Indiana Review

Thylias Moss The Undertaker ' s Daughter The undertaker ' s daughter makes
bread Even a frigid wife yields , even a stud has a soft spot . He ' s with one of
them now , forgiving any man who deserts a totally paralyzed woman . I don ' t
forgive ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019369989

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Darkness We Hide

The Darkness We Hide

From the author of Trust No One Some secrets are worth dying for.

Author: Debra Webb

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488055461

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 560

Some secrets are worth dying for. For months, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face. It followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee, ten months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined. Despite settling in to a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can’t let her guard down now. Not when she’s this close to ending his torment once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she’ll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she’s uncovered—and everything she holds dear.
Categories: Fiction

The Secrets We Bury

The Secrets We Bury

From the author of Trust No One Nothing stays buried forever… Doctor Rowan Dupont knows death.

Author: Debra Webb

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488085796

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 898

Nothing stays buried forever… Doctor Rowan Dupont knows death. She grew up surrounded by it in her family’s Victorian funeral home, and it’s haunted her since the day her twin sister drowned years ago. Between her mother’s subsequent suicide and the recent murder of her father, coming home to run the funeral home feels fitting—even if it leaves her vulnerable to an obsessive serial killer. Rowan refuses to let fear keep her from honoring her family. But the more time she spends back in Winchester, Tennessee, the more she finds herself questioning what really happened that fateful summer. Had her sister’s death truly been an accident? And what pushed their mother to take her own life? The dark lake surrounding Rowan’s hometown holds as many secrets as the bodies that float in its chilling depths. But Rowan is running out of time if she’s going to uncover the truth before somebody sinks her for good.
Categories: Fiction

Foul Demons Come Out

 Foul Demons  Come Out

Author: Stephen Jackson Pullum

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015047470011

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 173

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Pullum accounts for the persuasive appeals of some of the most popular American healing evangelists of this century and establishes a rhetorical genre of faith healing discourse. For each, he discusses their background, the nature of the audiences to whom they preached, and why they were so successful. Pullum concludes by drawing together the major rhetorical features of faith-healing discourse.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cyclopoedia of English Literature

Cyclopoedia of English Literature

The descriptive passages evince that close towards the undertaker . observation
and skilful management of detail in " She was my daughter , ' said the old woman
, nodding which Mr Dickens never fails , except when he her head in the ...

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001984239

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Epoch

Epoch

The novel has already received the recall where it was I first came across ' Isaac
1985 Virginia Prize for Fiction . and the Undertaker's Daughter and the alliterative
no - nonsense monosyllables that Recent contributors DOUGLAS CRASE gave ...

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ISBN: IND:30000103920652

Category: American poetry

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Categories: American poetry