The Murder House

The Murder House
Author: James Patterson,David Ellis
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0316339377
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Release: 2015-09-28
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried. No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth--before the Murder House claims another victim. Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

American Murder Houses

American Murder Houses
Author: Steve Lehto
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101593011
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Chronicle of the Murdered House

Chronicle of the Murdered House
Author: Lúcio Cardoso
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1940953502
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Open Letter Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This never-before-translated classic of Brazilian, and gay, literature is a Faulknerian saga depicting the unraveling of a traditional patriarchal family.

The Murdered House

The Murdered House
Author: Pierre Magnan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446499030
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Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One dark night in the winter of 1896, in remote upper Provence, a family is brutally massacred. Only a three-week-old baby miraculously survives. In 1920, the orphan, S-raphin Monge, finally returns home from the war to pursue the truth. Haunted by the image of his mother's dying moments, he turns on the house that has seen such misery, destroying it stone by stone. As the walls crumble, the killers' identities are laid bare and his anger turns to vengeance. But for every murder S-raphin plots, another hand silently executes it in his place.

Murder on the House

Murder on the House
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101606803
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts. Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.

The Murder House DCI Matilda Darke Thriller Book 5

The Murder House  DCI Matilda Darke Thriller  Book 5
Author: Michael Wood
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780008374822
Available:
Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They were the perfect family. It was the perfect crime. The new gripping DCI Matilda Darke crime thriller about the dark secrets that lie within a perfect family. For fans of Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror
Author: Jay Anson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982138264
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Gallery Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe. In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—“this book will scare the hell out of you” (Kansas City Star).

Murder House Part One

Murder House  Part One
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781473535978
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four weeks, five parts, one thrilling story. Part one of a gripping five-part murder mystery from bestselling thriller writer James Patterson, with exclusive extra content. No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, Jenna becomes involved in a case that at first seems open and shut, but reveals more secrets than she could possibly imagine. As more bodies surface and Jenna is drawn deeper into the dark history of No. 7, she must risk her own life to expose the truth – before the Murder House claims another victim.

Murder House Part Two

Murder House  Part Two
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 83
ISBN: 9781473535985
Available:
Release: 2015-09-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

4 weeks, 5 parts, 1 thrilling story. Part two in the gripping murder mystery from bestselling thriller writer James Patterson, with exclusive extra content. The town of Bridgehampton has been shocked by the murder of a Hollywood power broker and his mistress and the killing of a local prostitute. Detective Jenna Murphy is the only one convinced that the killings are linked. Does a shocking event that happened over fifteen years ago hold the key? Find out in part two of James Patterson’s Murder House.

Deprivation House

Deprivation House
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1416961704
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Release: 2008-05-20
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To join the cast of a new reality show called Deprivation House - featuring a group of teens competing to see who can survive the longest without modern luxuries - and to determine who's behind the death threats received by other contestants. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The show's million-dollar prize offers strong motivation to each contestant, and some members of the crew are hiding big secrets.

Murder Houses of Edinburgh

Murder Houses of Edinburgh
Author: Jan Bondeson
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781800467811
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Release: 2020-10-28
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Which of Edinburgh’s most gruesome murders has happened in your street? And were they committed by Burke and Hare, by the Stockbridge Baby-Farmer, by the Demon Frenchman of George Street, by the Triple Killer of Falcon Avenue, or perhaps by one of the Capital’s many faceless, spectral slayers

Murder in the Haunted House

Murder in the Haunted House
Author: Carolee Russell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466975200
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Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tongue-in-cheek style adds a bit of humor to this murder mystery story, which isn't just a story of a wealthy widow in a dysfunctional family who believes a mystic can contact her dead husband through a seance and he in turn can help her put order back into her life. The second half of the book provides the information and instructions needed to perform this story in play format in the privacy and comfort of your home. There are many characters so all guests can participate and experience stepping into a different persona, if only for an intriguing evening of murder...starring YOU! With the publication of Murder in the Haunted House, Ms. Russell brings to the public not only the conceived story but also full instructions and the means to perform the story as a play in a party atmosphere. Be daring, let yourself go and give it a try. Look for other similar mystery party plays coming soon: "A Race to Murder," "Murder By Magic," and "A Wake For Murder."

House Arrest

House Arrest
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1416961712
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Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the remaining contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The list has been narrowed now that the culprit behind the initial crimes was caught, but someone living in that house still has murder on the mind.

The Custom House Murders

The Custom House Murders
Author: Ashley Gardner,Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781951041298
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Jennifer Ashley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

James Denis gives Captain Lacey a task, to deliver a mysterious package to a man with an office near the Custom House on the bank of the Thames. Lacey, who has been drawn into danger delivering items for Denis before, opens the package to find a single chess piece, a white queen. The piece tells Lacey nothing, but he soon realizes it plays deeply into Denis’s ongoing battle for control of London’s underworld. Meanwhile Lacey encounters an old army friend just returned from Antigua, who is being accused of smuggling and possibly murder. Lacey decides to help the man, whom he considers honorable, to clear his name. But Lacey is drawn farther into the dark games of James Denis and his rival, until only his wits and memories from his past can save himself and his family from gravest danger. Book 15 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

The Murder House

The Murder House
Author: James Patterson,David Ellis
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780316337977
Available:
Release: 2015-09-28
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Detective Jenna Murphy comes to the Hamptons to solve a murder-but what she finds is more deadly than she could ever imagine. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, former New York City cop Jenna Murphy hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth-before the Murder House claims another victim. Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, The Murder House is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

The Haunting of Hill House Horror Classic

The Haunting of Hill House  Horror Classic
Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9788027247417
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Release: 2018-12-21
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Hill House is an 80 year-old mansion built by long-deceased Hugh Crain. The story concerns four main characters: Dr. John Montague, an investigator of the supernatural; Eleanor Vance, a shy young woman who resents having lived as a recluse caring for her demanding invalid mother; Theodora, a flamboyant, bohemian, possibly lesbian artist; and Luke Sanderson, the young heir to Hill House, who is also the host to the others. Dr. Montague hopes to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House for a summer and invites as his guests several people whom he has chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events. Of these, only Eleanor and Theodora accept. All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls and other unexplained events. Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality...A finalist for the National Book Award, The Haunting of Hill House is considered as one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century, even by stalwarts like Stephen King. It has been made into two feature films, a TV series and a play. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion in the reader, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches. A must read!

Murder in the Crooked House

Murder in the Crooked House
Author: Soji Shimada
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781782274643
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Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Pushkin Vertigo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fiendish LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY from the Japanese master of the genre. Never before available in English. By the author of the acclaimed Tokyo Zodiac Murders. The Crooked House sits on a snowbound cliff overlooking icy seas at the remote northern tip of Japan. A curious place for the millionaire Kozaburo Hamamoto to build a house, but even more curious is the house itself - a disorienting maze of sloping floors and strangely situated staircases, full of bloodcurdling masks and uncanny, lifesize dolls. When a man is found dead in one of the mansion's rooms, murdered in seemingly impossible circumstances, the police are called. But they are unable to solve the puzzle, and powerless to protect the party of house guests as more bizarre deaths follow. Enter Kiyoshi Mitarai, the renowned sleuth, famous for unmasking the culprit behind the notorious Umezawa family massacre. Surely if anyone can crack these cryptic murders he will. But you have all the clues too - can you solve the mystery of the murders in The Crooked House first?

Haunted House Murder

Haunted House Murder
Author: Leslie Meier,Lee Hollis,Barbara Ross
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781496719980
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far . . . HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Newcomers to Tinker’s Cove, Ty and Heather Moon have moved into a dilapidated house reputed to be a haven for ghosts. Now strange noises and flickering lights erupt from the house at all hours and neighborly relations are on edge. And when a local boy goes missing near the house, it’s up to Lucy Stone to unravel the mystery of the eccentric couple and their increasingly frightful behavior. DEATH BY HAUNTED HOUSE by LEE HOLLIS For the past two years, the house next door to Hayley Powell has sat abandoned after the owner died under mysterious circumstances. The Salinger family has recently taken possession of the property, but the realtor behind the deal has vanished—after a very public and angry argument with Damien Salinger. If Bar Harbor’s newest neighbors are murderers, Hayley will haunt them until they confess. HALLOWED OUT by BARBARA ROSS With its history of hauntings and ghost sightings, Busman’s Harbor is the perfect setting for Halloween festivities. But when a reenactment of a Prohibition-era gangster’s murder ends with a literal bang and a dead actor from New Jersey, Julia Snowden must identify a killer before she ends up sleeping with the fishes. PRAISE FOR HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER “Haunted houses, a holiday staple, are an especially good fit for the authors’ folksy Down East setting. All three tales offer a dash of detection, but their strong suit is hometown charm.” —Kirkus Reviews “Enjoyable. . . . The well-drawn main characters, not the spooky goings-on, are the main attraction. Cozy fans are in for a Halloween treat.” —Publishers Weekly

A Doll s House

A Doll   s House
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9783732690466
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Release: 2018-05-23
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: A Doll ́s House by Henrik Ibsen

The Murder House A Novel By James Patterson Conversation Starters

The Murder House  A Novel By James Patterson   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor:
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Murder House by: James Patterson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: When Jenna Murphy returns to the Hamptons after her uncle, the chief of police, offers her an opportunity in the local police force, things begin to happen. When there is a brutal double murder, Noah Walker is arrested, but Jenna does not believe him to be guilty. Though she manages to get him exonerated, the question arises—who is the real killer? As Jenna digs deeper and deeper into the case, the number of suspects stacks up, while those whom she can truly trust are dwindling. Was she mistaken about Noah? Is she trusting the wrong people? What does Jenna’s past have to do with the murders? And how is the house on the beach connected to anything? Murder House provides all the answers. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Murder House. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.