How the Dead Speak

How the Dead Speak
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780802147622
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Atlantic Monthly Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unmarked graves are found on the grounds of an old orphanage in this “riveting” British crime thriller by an Edgar Award finalist (Publishers Weekly, starred review). With profiler Tony Hill behind bars and Carol Jordan no longer with the police, he’s finding unexpected outlets for his talents in jail and she’s joined forces with a group of lawyers and forensics experts looking into suspected miscarriages of justice. But they’re doing it without each other; being in the same room at visiting hour is too painful to contemplate. Meanwhile, construction is suddenly halted on the redevelopment of an orphanage after dozens of skeletons are found buried at the site. Forensic examination reveals they date from between twenty and forty years ago, when the nuns were running their repressive regime. But then a different set of skeletons is discovered in a far corner—young men from as recent as ten years ago. When newly promoted DI Paula McIntyre discovers that one of the male skeletons is that of a killer who is supposedly alive and behind bars—and the subject of one of Carol’s miscarriage investigations—it brings Tony and Carol irresistibly into each other’s orbit once again in this masterfully plotted novel by “the queen of psychological thrillers” (Irish Independent).

How the Dead Speak

How the Dead Speak
Author: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated,Val McDermid
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0802157343
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The latest in internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid's beloved series, How The Dead Speak reunites Tony Hill and Carol Jordan after a mysterious skeleton turns up on the grounds of an old orphanage

Let the Dead Speak

Let the Dead Speak
Author: Jane Casey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250100849
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Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Casey is a true craftswoman, a writer who beguiles one through the most twisted of plots with a confident and seductive hand. Let The Dead Speak is sharp, complex and gripping to the very end" Alex Marwood, bestselling author of Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there’s no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there’s William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood’s favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade? As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance. With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion.

How to Speak with the Dead A Practical Handbook

How to Speak with the Dead  A Practical Handbook
Author: Sciens
Pages: 156
ISBN: 0353363324
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Release: 2018-11-11
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

When the Dead Speak

When the Dead Speak
Author: Sheila Bugler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781788639644
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Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Secrets can be fatal. But so can the truth. When the murdered body of Lauren Shaw is discovered laid out on the altar of St Mary the Virgin church in Eastbourne it sends a chill to the core of those who have lived in the area for a long time. They remember another woman, also young and pretty, whose slain corpse was placed in the same spot 60 years ago. Dee Doran is as intrigued as the rest but focused on her investigation of the whereabouts of a missing person from the Polish community. The police weren’t interested but Dee’s journalistic instincts tell her something is amiss. But as she starts asking questions Dee finds the answers all point to the same conclusion - someone is keeping secrets and they will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. A chilling and gripping crime thriller that fans of Fiona Barton and Alex Marwood will love. What readers are saying about When the Dead Speak ‘Sheila Bugler presents a straight-forward plot that is highly intriguing & full of well-rounded characters, sprinkled with several red herrings & lots of clever twists & turns. Reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her innovative peak, this is the best crime novel I’ve read in 2020.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was an amazing book. I loved how it unravelled from Emma’s diary pages, and the investigating of the murders... I was on the edge of my seat.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I finished reading this at 2am because I couldn’t put it down. Anyone who likes a good crime story will absolutely love this.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant, the storyline and characters just kept me wanting to read page after page...’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I need the next book in the series now!!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When the Dead Speak to Us

When the Dead Speak to Us
Author: Carol A. Strogen
Pages: 61
ISBN: 9781469118642
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Release: 2005-12-07
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once you research automatic writing, a means of spiritual communication, you realize that there is a long rich history. This little book provides a very comforting and beautiful expression of what we will all experience once our earthly life is finished. It is a comfort and mind expanding. The family that produced these writings felt very fortunate to know the truth about life beyond death. Read with an open mind and realize that these messages are a gift to those of us still on earth. Live in the knowledge that death brings higher spiritual learning, additional senses unknown in our physical world, and fulfilling work not rest.

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak  The Graphic Novel
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466897878
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

Insidious Intent

Insidious Intent
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781408709344
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Release: 2017-08-24
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Don't miss the electrifying new Karen Pirie thriller - STILL LIFE is available to preorder now ___________________ 'One of the most surprising twists you'll read this year. Outstanding' Irish Independent 'Engrossing . . . a colossal reminder of just why McDermid has been the queen of crime for three decades' Heat 'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .' A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . Discover the pulse-pounding novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan ___________________ Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid: 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer 'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
Author: Paul Elwork
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101486498
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Release: 2011-03-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is the summer of 1925. Emily Stewart and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twins—privileged, precocious, and wandering aimlessly around their family’s Philadelphia estate. One day Emily discovers an odd physical talent—she can secretly crack a joint in her ankle so the sound seems to burst in midair from nowhere. In their garden tea house, Emily and Michael gather the neighborhood children to fool them with these “spirit knockings.” But soon this game of contacting the dead creeps into a world of adults still reeling from a world war. And when the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets, their game spins out of control…

Broken Ground

Broken Ground
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780802146939
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Release: 2018-12-04
Editor: Atlantic Monthly Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A woman digs up a buried treasure—and a buried body—in the Scottish Highlands: “There are few other crime writers in the same league.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville’s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II. But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise—a body with a bullet hole between the eyes. Meanwhile, DCI Karen Pirie is dealing not only with this cold case but with a domestic violence case, and as as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that not everyone shares her desire for justice. Or even the idea of what justice is. An engrossing, twisty thriller, Broken Ground is an outstanding entry in this Diamond Dagger-winning author’s “superior series” (The New York Times Book Review). “As always, McDermid’s story lines are as richly layered as her protagonist.”—Publishers Weekly “One of the best things about this series is the details of Karen's working life, the obstacles as well as the satisfactions, and the small pleasures of her off hours.”—Kirkus Reviews

Still Life

Still Life
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780802157461
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Grove Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Scottish police inspector deals with forgeries and false identities in a new murder mystery in the “superior series” (The New York Times). When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, DCI Karen Pirie is called into investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web—involving a long-ago disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities—that seems to surround a painter who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney. Meanwhile, a traffic accident leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a suburban garage. Karen has a full plate, and it only gets more stressful as the man responsible for the death of the love of her life is scheduled for release from prison, reopening old wounds just as she was getting back on her feet. From a Diamond Dagger Award winner and multiple Edgar Award finalist, Still Life is a tightly plotted mystery featuring an investigator “whose unwavering confidence is tempered by a strong dose of kindness and sense of justice” (Booklist). “There are few other crime writers in the same league.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780802192929
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Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan—the UK crime fighting partners from the TV series Wire in the Blood—face down a serial killer. International bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Cross and Burn picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan—who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further. But just because they’re not talking doesn’t mean the killing stops. Women are being murdered—ones who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before. “McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there . . . She’s the best we’ve got.” —The New York Times Book Review

Speak with the Dead

Speak with the Dead
Author: Konstantinos
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780738717814
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Release: 2012-04-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Modern technology has given us powerful new tools for an age-old dream: seeing and speaking with the dead. Using things you probably already own - such as a camcorder, computer, or tape recorder - you can contact departed loved ones or other spirits, record their images and voices, and establish two-way communications between the worlds. Speak with the Dead also details the more traditional methods of seance, trance, and scrying. You don't have to be a "techie" or an occultist to use any of these techniques. This book will guide you to one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you'll ever have - making contact with deceased loved ones and other souls. Speak with the Dead is the first book in the modern marketplace to focus on practical, usable techniques for communicating with spirits. This book shows you seven methods for spirit contact: -catching Electronic Voice Phenomena on tape -using radio noise to provide spirits with a voice -capturing ghostly images on videotape -letting spirits use your computer or telephone -scrying, establishing telepathic contact with the dead, and holding a seance Speak with them. They're waiting.

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250301710
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Celadon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

The Dead Can Speak

The Dead Can Speak
Author: Leah Hill
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781984569295
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Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This paranormal book starts out with how my husband and I first marry, move into a house, and find out it is haunted by a spew of spirits waiting to speak to anyone who can hear them. After finding out Dylan and I can see and hear ghosts, the souls never stop coming and eventually they become too many! They would line up one by one and suddenly start to push their way into my husband’s body. Knowing about ghosts is one thing, but to talk to them all day is another thing. This is a true story of the gateway keeper to Heaven! This book is a guideline of how to get to Heaven! God is here on earth now and His elite want to take back control soon after satan fails at trying to rule the world. World peace will come to those who truly imagine this believable spiritual book. Enjoy my autobiography!

We Speak in Storms

We Speak in Storms
Author: Natalie Lund
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780525518013
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful and haunting debut novel about friendship, acceptance, and learning to let go as the balance between the living and the dead is upended, perfect for fans of We Were Liars. It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens -- a whole generation of Mercerites -- dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward--if only they work together. A beautifully told, haunting yet hopeful novel about pushing past the pain, facing the world, and finding yourself. Praise for We Speak in Storms: "A hauntingly atmospheric coming-of-age story . . . with fully realized characters, an empowering message, and a highly satisfying conclusion." --SLJ "A lingering, quietly paced story about the echoes of trauma and the persistence of hope." --Booklist "This suspenseful novel . . . immediately grabs the reader's attention . . . [Readers] will be eager to find out what happens next." --SLC

Life After God

Life After God
Author: Douglas Coupland
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781471105586
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Release: 2012-12-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

YOU ARE THE FIRST GENERATION RAISED WITHOUT RELIGION What happens if we are raised without religion or beliefs? As we grow older, the beauty and disenchantments of the world temper our souls. We all have spiritual impulses, yet where do these impulses flow in a world of commodities and consumerism? LIFE AFTER GOD is a compellingly innovative collection of stories responding to these themes. Douglas Coupland takes us into worlds we know exist but rarely see, finding rare grace amid our pre-millennium turmoil.

I Speak to Dead People

I Speak to Dead People
Author: Lisa Williams
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1496078020
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Release: 2014-05-29
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is designed for those who wish to develop their natural gifts or to understand more about the afterlife and see the signs that their loved ones are around them.Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa Williams, and I have been working as a psychic medium for over twenty years. I never planned to work as a medium. I mean, think about it: in the '80s, having a career as a medium was never heard of. If I had gone to my teachers and said, “I want to speak to dead people for a career,” I would have been carted off to the nearest mental institute. In fact, there were times that my mother would joke about the men in white coats coming to get me. I thought she was serious, and I grew up thinking that I was a little weird and hiding my ability.I was lucky to have a friend who thought my weirdness was cool. She was always asking questions about it, so I started to feel more comfortable; but as friends do, we drifted apart, and I had a new circle of friends, so I went back into the closet. I still had a growing intuition, but I curbed it and didn't say anything. I just found that I “knew” things, and I couldn't really explain it. I was actually quite shy growing up, and I found that I conformed with society about what I believed I should be like. It was easy. I fit the mold, and I didn't say anything…many people would call that being a sheep and following the crowd.Does this sound familiar to your story? It probably does.Well let me tell you: you are normal. Just because you have this gift doesn't mean that you have to hide it. For years I hid from it. I even hid it from my own parents for a while. For most of my life, my father has been a huge skeptic, and I remember the time when I had been working as a psychic medium for a while and he asked me when I was going to get a “proper job.” He was an atheist and couldn't wrap his head around the concept that our soul continues to live on when our body dies. When I finally decided to come out as a medium, it was accepted and most people had a fascination about it. It was “cool” to have this gift. I grew up in the United Kingdom and so we never showed emotions, never went to therapy, and we never said we loved each other. It was a very different world to what we live in now. Going to a psychic or a medium was better than going to a therapist in the United Kingdom. When you went to the therapist you were admitting that you had a problem, it was a sign of weakness. Now it's considered a gift to be aware of your challenges, and it's actually character building. I finally surrendered to my gift after my friend helped me see that I wasn't crazy and that I actually could help others. The rest is history.What I would have benefited from, though, in those early years was some structure, discipline, and understanding.Even though my grandmother worked as a medium she died before I started, and so I didn't have anyone really to talk too. The only thing that she said to me was:“Always trust your gut instincts. It will never let you down.”That is something I live by, and I will suggest that you do, too.Through my work, I have been guided by Spirit, which has shown me the way forward to work with my gift. I have built my gift on discipline and respect, which is something that I will enforce within you. I have developed the skill of delivering a message, as well as enhancing and fine-tuning my gift. These are things that I will help you with.Throughout this book you will come to understand the history of Mediumship, how to develop your gift, and how to see signs from your loved ones. You will be given daily exercises to enhance your gift and to help you connect to your own loved ones and those of other people.

To Speak for the Dead

To Speak for the Dead
Author: Paul Levine
Pages: 306
ISBN: 1514774046
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Release: 2015-07-18
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1990 by Bantam Books.

The Killer Next Door

The Killer Next Door
Author: Alex Marwood
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698177826
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen King Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a sketchy South London building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret. Alex Marwood’s debut novel The Wicked Girls earned her lavish praise from the likes of Elizabeth Haynes, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly and received the Edgar Award. Now, Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? “Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls.” —The Guardian