In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.
Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
“Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people. It is these qualities that make this a debut to remember and one that even those who eschew the [mystery] genre will devour in one breathtaking sitting.” —The LA Times Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.
The place is Lower Ditton. So peaceful. So silent. But don't let the silence deceive you. It's the silence of the grave. The silence of a village too terrified to scream. The silence of an army of vengeful spirits who've possessed the bodies of young children. And in their lifeless, demonically red eyes, no one is too innocent to die… (previously published as DEADTIME STORY in the U. S.)
Noted psychologist Dr. Edith Fiore explains how to detect spirit possession in yourself and others, how to protect yourself from entities, how to release your home from displaced spirits, and how to perform a depossession.
Author: Edith Fiore
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Noted psychologist Dr. Edith Fiore explains how to detect spirit possession in yourself and others, how to protect yourself from entities, how to release your home from displaced spirits, and how to perform a depossession. Filled with shocking case histories.
THIS IS A FULL COLOR VERSION OF THE VAN HELSING'S GUIDE The Unquiet Dead They rise from the dead and prey on the living. The Necromancer can, however, control them with careful study and control of the negative energy permeating the planes. Nothing terrifies the living more than a corpse shambling towards them in a dark hallway moaning softly. That is, unless, the person in question is a necromancer and the shambling dead is under his control. Van Helsing's Guide to the Unquiet Dead is a supplement for fifth edition that unlocks the mysteries of Necromancy and the Undead. This book was written for players and GMs alike, with new spells, character options, magic items and a beastiary of the undead. This book contains: * 1 new playable race * 4 new backgrounds * 3 new character archetypes * 11 feats geared towards Necomancy * more than 45 new spells for the Necromancer on the go * 53 undead horrors to control, summon and terrify players with * New magic items and trinkets
is effectively cast in some works of Russian satire as the unquiet or unclean dead
, another category marked as other. To some extent this follows from Stalin's
mysterious death and the mythology that grew up around this event. The fact that
Author: Karen L. Ryan
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
During Stalin’s lifetime the crimes of his regime were literally unspeakable. More than fifty years after his death, Russia is still coming to terms with Stalinism and the people’s own role in the abuses of the era. During the decades of official silence that preceded the advent of glasnost, Russian writers raised troubling questions about guilt, responsibility, and the possibility of absolution. Through the subtle vehicle of satire, they explored the roots and legacy of Stalinism in forms ranging from humorous mockery to vitriolic diatribe. Examining works from the 1917 Revolution to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Karen L. Ryan reveals how satirical treatments of Stalin often emphasize his otherness, distancing him from Russian culture. Some satirists portray Stalin as a madman. Others show him as feminized, animal-like, monstrous, or diabolical. Stalin has also appeared as the unquiet dead, a spirit that keeps returning to haunt the collective memory of the nation. While many writers seem anxious to exorcise Stalin from the body politic, for others he illuminates the self in disturbing ways. To what degree Stalin was and is “in us” is a central question of all these works. Although less visible than public trials, policy shifts, or statements of apology, Russian satire has subtly yet insistently participated in the protracted process of de-Stalinization.
Author: Stephen R. BokenkampPublish On: 2007-08-02
The. Unquiet. Dead. and. Their. Families,. Political. and. Agnate. We must attempt
to restore what we are told of otherworldly procedures to their real context,
human society. — Michel Strickmann One common expression for the Chinese
Author: Stephen R. Bokenkamp
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth centuries C.E. In tracing the antecedents of these scriptures, Bokenkamp uncovers a stunning array of non-Buddhist accounts that provide detail on the realms of the dead, their denizens, and human interactions with them. Bokenkamp demonstrates that the motive for the Daoist acceptance of Buddhist notions of rebirth lay not so much in the power of these ideas as in the work they could be made to do.
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illustration of the period . In some versions , too , an old belief that spirits of the unquiet dead rise from their graves , and haunt churchyards and places of their
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Dead & Breakfast. A 2004 zom com so funny it'll make you pop your autopsy
stitches. 21ST-CENTURY ZOMBIE MOJO The popularity of the genre has waxed
and waned, and for a while the unquiet dead seemed to have settled back down
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Citadel Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue
This rising of the dead lover is another illustration of the old belief that spirits of the unquiet dead rise from their graves , and haunt churchyards and places of
their former abodes . Grmogravel groen grund your grass is so green . The forest
Even so, the unquiet dead were no threat, the nearest possible ambush was
hundreds of paces away downhill, and this place smelled of safety. Most of the
bees had moved on to other stands of clover on their day's rounds. The pallid
Author: Jay Lake
Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. But Green rebelled. Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke's could have been. Godslayers have come to the Stone Coast, magicians whose cult is dedicated to destroying the many gods of Green's world. In the turmoil following the Immortal Duke's murder, Green made a God out of her power and her memories. Now the gods turn to her to protect them from the Slayers. Jay Lake brings us an epic fantasy not "in the tradition of Tolkien," but, instead, sensual, ominous, shot through with the sweat of fear and the intoxication of power. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It is no mermaid , ” said the captain , shuddering ; “ it is the spirit of the unquiet dead ! But why did she come ? He is not here ! " 6 Who is not here ? " asked old
Hendrik ; " and of what unquiet spirit are you speaking ? ” “ No matter , " replied
It is no mermaid , ” said the captain , shuddering ; “ it is the spirit of the unquiet dead ! But why did she come ? He is not here ! " “ Who is not here ? " asked old
Hendrik ; “ and of what unquiet spirit are you speaking ? ” “ No matter , ” replied
If the Chinese were “dead worshippers” as opposed to “ancestor worshippers”
there would be no problem; but they aren't, and ... rituals of exorcism, and
Buddhism very early on in its history in China began to hold masses for the unquiet dead.
Author: Hugh Baker
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
A new edition in one volume of Hugh Baker's celebrated three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 articles and photographs explore everyday life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. Each mouthful is complete in itself, but together the articles amount to a substantial feast. They investigate religion, food, language, history, festivals, family, strange happenings and clan warfare. The book documents much that can no longer be found. But it also provides an understanding of a world which has not yet entirely disappeared, and which still forms the background for life in modern, urban Hong Kong. Esoteric nuggets of information are scattered through the book: How do you ascend a Pagoda with no staircase? How can you marry without attending the wedding? When is it wrong to buy a book?
“The unquiet dead!” Leaves scattered and danced about my feet. A thin finger of
cloud obscured the sun, dimming its bright, cold light to a hazy gray. “Vengeful,”
the man whispered. “Full of spite. Empty of all remorse. Human no longer, spirits
Author: Steven Saylor
Publisher: Minotaur Books
It is Ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Stalking about the city's twisting trails looking for clues and finding bodies, Gordianus has had his share of misadventure with nobles and slaves alike. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus has stories to tell.
From yonder very spot a flaming ball Whose baleful light turned midnight into day
, And heard a hollow rattle as of clods Upon the lids of empty coffins cast , While
close beside the window howled the dog Because he heard the unquiet dead ...
Preying on Vietnamese traditions of the unquiet dead, the tape contained a
conversation between a little girl and the wandering soul of her dead father, who
had been killed while fighting the Americans. The recording, which made heavy
Author: Mark Pilkington
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Seeking the truth about UFOs in America, Mark Pilkington and John Lundberg uncover a 60 year-old story stranger than any conspiracy thriller. Through the fascinating account of their quest Mark Pilkington reveals the long history of UFOria and its parallels in little known tales from the murky worlds of espionage, psychological warfare and advanced military technology. Along the way he discovers that the truth about flying saucers is stranger and more complex than either the ufologists or debunkers would have us believe. As he crossed the US meeting intelligence agents, disinformation specialists and UFO hunters Pilkington was confronted with a dizzying array of ever more outrageous claims and counter claims. As a result he began to suspect that, instead of covering up stories of crashed flying saucers, alien contacts and secret underground bases, the US intelligence agencies had actually been promoting them all along. Meanwhile he has to deal with his own uncertainties, the suspicions of the UFO community and a partner who is starting to believe that conspiracy theorists might be right after all. With a fresh, funny and objective approach, Pilkington is the ideal guide to steer us through these strange territories, where nothing is quite as it seems and reality is just a matter of managing perceptions.
The Unquiet Dead. New York: Doubleday, 1987. Fodor, Nador. These Mysterious
People. London: Rider & Co, 1935. ———. Mind Over Space and Time. New
York: The Citadel Press, 1962. ———. The Haunted Mind: A Psychoanalyst
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An expert on the unexplained and paranormal research, Brad and Sherry Steiger turn their unique and remarkable talents to the bold storytelling of encounters with the unknown from throughout the ages. From mysterious strangers and unpredictable beings to weird behavior and paranormal phenomena, they investigate claims of visits from ghastly ghosts, otherworldly creatures, aliens living among us, phantoms, spirits and other accounts of encounters with the unexplained. Over 130 astounding accounts of Real Encounters with the supernatural, such as ... *Visitors from others worlds who have had Earth under surveillance for centuries, conducting their activities in secret-- even abducting humans for their own research and undeclared ends. *Members of secret societies who developed an advanced technology centuries ago which has been kept hidden in underground or undersea cities. *Time Travelers from the Future. Beings who claim to be our descendents from the future who are returning to study the true destiny of humankind. *Ghosts that haunt people, places, and things--and poltergeists that create havoc. *Beasties and monsters found in everyone’s worst nightmares--and sometimes in their campsites, fields, and yards. *Other Dimensional Visitors, Beings, Creatures, or Entities that come not from a faraway world in our solar system or any other, but from an adjacent space-time continuum existing on another vibrational/dimensional frequency or level. *Previously unknown, unidentified terrestrial life-forms, such beings as "sky-critters," "sky fish,” “rods,” and “orbs.” *As yet unknown physical energies that may be activated by the psyche, the unconscious level of the human mind. *Archetypal creatures and entities of the collective unconscious that are the result of energies that are accessible through dreams, meditations, and other states of altered consciousness. *Interactions with beings that have been dubbed elves, fairies, devas throughout the centuries. *The marvelous, creative facet of dreams. *Out-of-body mind-traveling through Time and Space. *Majestic beings who are described in the scriptures of many world religions as angels or demons.
You can go back and see days that are dead and gone and a hundred thousand
sunsets ago . . . no wonder you never stay still” (“The Unquiet Dead,” 2005). For
Rose, the ability to re-experience time is a source of wonder, and this wonder ...
Author: Courtland Lewis
Publisher: Open Court
Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”
The summer is dead did'st know it, my darling P Did'st know that the winter
walked over the earth P The gold-breasted thrush, and the quaker-crowned
starling Make glad other lands, with their innocent mirth. Ah no for the summer of
love in thy ...