Dead Men's Boots

A Felix Castor Novel

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748108637

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4444

Before he died, Castor's fellow exorcist John Gittings made several calls asking for help and if Castor had answered them, John might still be alive. So when a smooth-talking lawyer comes out of nowhere to claim the remains, Castor owes it to John's unhappy ghost and even more unhappy widow to help out. If only life were that simple. A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of an American serial killer supposedly forty years dead, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body - if not the soul - of his possessed friend, Rafi, and can't shake the feeling that his three problems are related. With the help of the succubus Juliet, paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath and a little judicious digging, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down a lift shaft or rips his throat out. Or not. . .

The Dead Man's Boots

Author: Ken Houston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612962108

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 8479

Three grown boys away from home for the first time meet on their way to south Texas.They hoped to land a job on a cattle drive. After reminding them about their lack of experience, the trail boss finally offered them a job, but they would only be paid half wages. Willie, the colored member of the trio, says, "I don't like the half pay, but I don't want to ride that old jackass back to Arkansas. At least they will have to feed us all the way to Kansas." The boys grew into men on the long drive helped along by hard work, wild horses, and a few wild women.All the cowboys but one learned to like the boys and the fun they brought to their long days and nights. The boys faced danger when they hunted down a mountain lion that started following the drive. Max, a big German cowboy, never stopped trying to make Willie's life miserable. He hated what he referred to as "colored folk."Max could barely wait for the end of the drive when he planned to force Willie into a fight to the death. One of Willie's two best friends wanted to take his place in the shootout. Willie was determined to stand up for himself, so he reluctantly obliged old Max. After going their separate ways the three are brought back together again when they battle a gang of cattle thieves.

Dead Men's Shoes

Author: John Newton Chance

Publisher: Ulverscroft

ISBN: 9780708955321

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9987

When Jonathan Blake came into his family fortune, danger continued to pursue him to his own home, bringing mystery, suspense, intrigue and death. Is it his own wild past that follows him, or the weird discoveries he makes about his cousin, whose death has brought him wealth? Or is it the ghost of his grandfather who still seems to rule the house?

I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War

Author: Jerome Charyn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871407728

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Jerome Charyn’s “daring” and “memorable” (The New Yorker) historical novel renders the inner life of our sixteenth president like never before. This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the sixteenth president. Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered around a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons—Robert, Willie, and Tad—is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion. Seized by melancholy and imbued with an unfaltering sense of human worth, Charyn’s President Lincoln comes to vibrant, three-dimensional life in a haunting portrait we have rarely seen in historical fiction.

Big Men's Boots

The Way

Author: Emily Barroso

Publisher: Hillman Publishing

ISBN: 1909996017

Category: Religion

Page: 0

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The birth, death and resurrection of a man’s faith, Big Men’s Boots tells the faith story of Owen Evan’s. Book One: The Way is set during the Welsh Revival. Owen Evans has been decoding dreams since he was a young child, but when he begins to have encounters with angels as a young teenager, he comes to understand that his life is not going to be an ordinary one, particularly when he realizes he can see into The Kingdom of Darkness and The Kingdom of Light and that he must learn the skills to defy the trickery of darkness in order to come into the fullness of his gift and his calling.

Maggie O'Farrell: A Reader's Guide - free digital compendium

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472225031

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 2736

This free digital collection brings together extracts from Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel Award-winner Maggie O'Farrell's six novels. Whether you're discovering Maggie O'Farrell for the first time or revisiting your favourite novels, this collection showcases the work of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful writers at work today. Follow #DiscoverMaggie to find out more. Special bonus material: find out what inspired Maggie to write her haunting debut, After You'd Gone, and the bestselling Instructions for a Heatwave.

In the Hearts of the People

Author: Lowell Tollefson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440116814

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 612

In the Hearts of the People considers what our experience of life tells us about ourselves, our morality, and the possibility of anything beyond this life. By combining story and discussion while using everyday language to address complex philosophical issues, Lowell Tollefson lays bare the complexities of our relationship to ourselves, to each other, and to God. He does not hesitate to take on tough questions about who we are as individuals, how we relate to each other and God, who Jesus was, and the disturbing role of commonly accepted Christian doctrines in determining how we understand ourselves and our world. As a fresh perspective on the teachings of Jesus, In the Hearts of the People will provide its readers with substantial food for thought and fresh insights about themselves and the world we live in.

The Poems of Wilfred Owen

Author: Wilfred Owen,Douglas Kerr

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264238

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

View: 8547

This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.

Lunatics, Lovers, Poets, Vets & Bargirls


Author: Gerald Nicosia

Publisher: Host Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780924047053

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

View: 9882

Poetry. The witty, heartfelt and compassionate poems of Gerald Nicosia's first collection come alive in his extraordinary narrative style. Known for his seminal biography of Jack Kerouac, Memory Babe, and the important work on Vietnam Veterans, Home to War, Nicosia evokes the spirit and vitality of the poets from the Beat Generation, yet he speaks with a voice all his own. Haunting and expressive illustrations by Jakub Kalousek are also include in the book and capture Nicosia's intense imagery.

Dead Men's Wages

Author: Lilian Pizzichini

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447204654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'Scratch the surface of any family and you will find stories of intrigue, abuse and illegitimacy. It is just that, because of the nature of my grandfather's business, our secrets are more sinister' Lilian Pizzichini's grandfather was a conman who worked with some of London's most notorious gangsters. Within the pages of this haunting and revealing account of his life, she re-creates, in vivid detail and with remarkable detachment, the world of criminals and corrupt policemen that he dominated until his death in 1978. This is a book to set the mind reeling with thoughts of cunning and intrigue, corruption, hardship and secrecy. Above all, it conveys beautifully the glamour and seduction of a London shrouded in mystery and this charismatic criminal who rose from its war-torn ashes.

Dead Men's Harvest

Joe Hunter: Book Six

Author: Matt Hilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444712675

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9200

The Harvestman is back! And determined to wreak revenge on Joe Hunter. When Rink is ambushed by a team of highly skilled killers, Joe is pretty sure his friend is being used as bait. And the intended prey is Hunter himself. Joe has to go 'off radar' to rescue his friend. Their deadly game of cat and mouse reaches its climax on the rusty hulk of The Queen Sofia - a container ship used by human traffickers - moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe's ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage. Against overwhelming odds, and amid a ferocious storm, Joe comes face to face with his old enemy Tubal Cain.

Legion Fall

Author: Nathan Ford

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483533743

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 9016

Legion Fall takes place in a pre-renaissance period; describing a conflict from the view of multiple characters, describing the burdens of a common soldier to the intrigues changing political and financial climates. Desperate grabs for land and power, epic battles and the rediscovery of forgotten technologies; humanity caught in a revolving conflict between nations and civil upheaval.

Dead Man's Shoes

Author: Richard Hunt

Publisher: Severn House Publishers

ISBN: 9780727822550

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1374

Danger comes too close for comfort for Walsh and Lambert in their new murder inquiry Mr Labinski is the newly appointed managing director of an ailing British shoe company, and he has plans to bring the company back into profit: weed out incompetent managers, sack half the workforce and transfer most of the production to sweatshops in India. The shocking news means bankruptcy for a small local supplier and a heart attack for its manageress, Tina Grimston. Enraged by Labinski's refusal to talk about the situation, Tina's husband threatens violent revenge on Labinski. When the executive is run down and killed by Grimston's Land Rover, Cambridgeshire's DCI Sidney Walsh and his team hope for an open and shut case -- only to discover that Grimston has a cast-iron alibi. And the deeper they delve, the more suspects with motives they uncover...

The Name of the Nearest River


Author: Alex Taylor

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 193674743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 4974

Short stories set in Kentucky from a prize-winning author who “writes with generosity and understanding of rural and small town life” (Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark). Like a room soaked in the scent of whiskey, perfume, and sweat, the atmosphere of these stories is at once intoxicating, vulnerable, and full of brawn, revealing the hidden dangers in the coyote-infested fields, rusty riverbeds, and abandoned logging trails of Kentucky. In one story, a man spends seven days in a jon boat with his fiddle and a Polaroid camera, determined to enact vengeance on the water-logged body of a used car salesman; in another, a demolition derby enthusiast watches his two wild, burning love interests duke it out, only to determine he would rather be left alone entirely. Together, these stories present a resonant debut collection from an unexpected new voice in Southern fiction, a recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, the Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction, and the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction. “This debut collection pulls readers into rural Kentucky and hammers them with the despair and frustration that drive his fierce, battered denizens of the Bluegrass State.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Taylor] writes with wit, zest and skill . . . In the long queue of very good contemporary Southern writers, here’s a guy who can cut to the front.” —The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Gunsmith 386

Vengeance Ride

Author: J. R. Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101635088

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9592

PACK MENTALITY Clint Adams just narrowly escapes an ambush that leaves his Darley Arabian, Eclipse, with a bullet wound. Coming after the Gunsmith is one thing, but messing with his horse makes things a bit more personal. While Eclipse recuperates, the Gunsmith sets out to find the bushwackers responsible and teach them a lesson. On a rented horse, Clint follows a lead to Orwell, Texas. It seems as though the culprits, Derrick Sands and Adam Dunn, have enlisted more men and use them to distract Clint while they steal Eclipse from the vet. Now he’s up against an army of men who have upped the stakes. They’ve played this card before and won, but their luck is about to run out… OVER 15 MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!

Havoc's Sword

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Author: Dewey Lambdin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429976551

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2822

Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is back to cut a wide and wicked swatch through the war-torn Caribbean in an entirely new high seas adventure. It's 1798, and Lewrie and his crew of the Proteus frigate have their work cut out for them. First, he has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honour in a duel to the death. Second, he faces the horridly unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents (out to use him as their cat's-paw in impossibly vaunting schemes against the French). And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas! We know Lewrie can fight, but can he be a diplomat, too? He must deal with the newly reborn United States Navy, that uneasy, unofficial "ally", and the stunning, life-altering surprise they bring. For good or ill, Lewrie's in the "quag" up to his neck, this time. Can sword, pistol, and broadsides avail, or will words, low cunning, and Lewrie's irrepressible wit be the key to his victory and survival, as even the seas cry "Havoc"?

Dead Man's Shoes

A Carolus Deene Mystery

Author: Leo Bruce

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613732678

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1223

Everyone knew there'd been a murder, everyone knew who the murderer was, and when this murderer committed suicide by jumping overboard from the cargo boat Saragossa, they thought "Good riddance." Everyone, that is, except Carolus Deene.

I Served

Author: Don C. Hall,Annette R. Hall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552124894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

View: 7432

Unceremoniously dumped in the orphanage by their drunken, war-traumatized father, Don and his brother Mike learn the harsh realities of life. We can feel the fear of the tormented child and smell the antiseptic dormitory. Not all is bad there, for it is during this time that the young Donald sees his true love, Annette, for the first time. Her brunette hair, twinkling eyes and heart-melting smile are what help sustain the warrior's sanity and focus during some of his darkest moments, which are yet to come. Don was a 'malcontent renegade' in the eyes of the nuns, because he fought for his dignity and that of his brother. Recalcitrant, yet gregarious, Don is dismissed from the orphanage with his brother, and returned to the father who had abandoned them. No hope for the future leads the seventeen-year-old boy, old beyond his years, to a recruiter's office and the Army. In August 1967, after a tour in Alaska and six months in Germany, the young paratrooper volunteers for duty in the Republic of Vietnam and is initially assigned to the 173d Airborne Brigade. Then, he hears a call for volunteers and joins a new long range patrol unit being formed, with the motto "I Serve," and the charter of taking the war to the enemy. Expertly weaving heart-thumping moments as enemy soldiers walk past within mere feet of patrols, the cacophony of battle and copper-taste of adrenaline during contacts, and the stark contrasts of the war, Don Hall takes us on his tour with the Lurps. We feel the anguish of losing teammates, and share the love for comrades. We see the oblivious eyes of the enemy walking toward an ambush, and the handmade wooden cross prepared by a soldier for a dead enemy tossed from a helicopter. We hear the cries of the wounded and the soft strains of songs on the radio. We feel the hurt and anger of the young boy, and the power and control of the soldier as he serves.