The Woman in the Woods

A Thriller

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 1501171933

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5006


“With its singular characters, eerie subject matter, and socko style” (The New York Times), this gripping thriller from the internationally bestselling author John Connolly follows Private Investigator Charlie Parker as he is hired to track down the identity of a dead woman—who apparently died in childbirth—and her missing child. In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer to shadow the police investigation and find the infant but Parker is not the only one searching. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in much more than a missing child…someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring and a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman. With breathless pacing and shivery twists and turns, “this is Connolly’s masterpiece” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The Woman in the Wood

A missing teenager. An outcast woman in the woods. And a girl determined to find the truth. From The Sunday Times bestselling author

Author: Lesley Pearse

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405921072

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7519


'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine _______________ London, 1960 The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned. And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive. Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart. Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the wood? _______________ 'A real page-turner, a family story that is multi-layered just as you'd expect from Lesley Pearse, who is deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers' My Weekly 'Characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

The Woman in Black

The Life of Lola Montez

Author: Helen O'Donnell Holdredge

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 309

View: 4811


In an age of adventuresses, beautiful Lola Montez was perhaps the most flamboyant, notorious and mysterious of them all. An intimate of Franz Liszt and Victor Hugo, of Chopin and George Sand, in her youth she played an important part in Bavaria's history as confidante - and, some said, mistress - of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Then she danced her way through the music halls of Europe and America to the little mining town of Grass Valley, California, where she began by shocking the more circumspect and ended by creating something of a salon. A controversial figure always, Lola was the center of political and even religious quarrels in the stormy days of her life in Munich when she was Ludwig's protegee. She caused him to lose his throne in 1848, and the battle that broke into flames around her head sent her fleeing to England, where she married a youth of wealth and social position, only to have his family bring a charge of bigamy against her. Her fame had grown with her notoriety and next she came to New York under contract to tour America. Her stage career was stormy. Her daring dances, including the famous 'Spider Dance,' evoked admiration from some, outraged others - but no one ever ignored Lola. When her first husband died she married a burly California newspaperman, Pat Hull, with whom she went to Grass Valley, where she long had owned shares in a gold mine. Through a body of letters from Grass Valley miners made available for the first time, Mrs. Holdredge has been able to reconstruct an intimate and detailed account of this little-known California period of Lola's life as part of an over-all biography which brings light and life to the career of one of history's most fabulous adventuresses.

The Supernatural Index

A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies

Author: Michael Ashley,Mike Ashley,William Contento

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

View: 8500


Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title