Mitch Connor is a Harrisburg homicide detective. Not a dull lifestyle, but it has an enhancement. He also moonlights as security for an international operative for Israel. On the other side is a homicidal maniac who focuses on gay men. He has some position in society, captures his targets and tortures then murders them.With a lot of cases to keep him busy, Mitch works to catch the bad guys. One of the victims ends up draped over a railroad sign near the train station. Then there are the gang-bangers. Oh, and then there is the trip to modern Vietnam and the terrorists who target synagogues back in Harrisburg. Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? Then there's the victim with the unlikely name of Candy Store.This novel will keep you moving as you accompany Mitch in his most interesting life.
A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement.
Presented in the style of traditional folktales of India and Europe Chanda finds herself reduced to a servant in her stepmother's house when her mother dies and her father marries again. All the lonely girl can do is seek peace walking along the near-by river and gazing into the magical mirror her mother left her as a parting gift. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Tales of Moonlight and Rain alludes to the belief that mysterious beings appear on cloudy, rainy nights and in mornings with the lingering moon. In "Shiramine," the vengeful ghost of the former emperor Sutoku reassumes the role of king; in "The Chrysanthemum Vow," a faithful revenant fulfills a promise; "The Kibitsu Cauldron" tells a tale of spirit possession; and in "The Carp of My Dreams," a man straddles the boundaries between the waking world and dream. Akinari's masterful combination of phrases from Japanese classics with creatures from Chinese and Japanese fiction and lore lend the collection its eerie beauty. This translation skillfully maintains the allure and complexity of Akinari's original prose.
Allrich promotes cooking with the intention of gravitating toward the nourishment the body needs most. The book includes lunar menus, 120 recipes, tips for using herbs magickally, and more.
The battle over the fate of sixteenth-century England continues as the evil Unseleighe Sidhe, under the dark leadership of Vidal, continue their plans to prevent Elizabeth's rise to the throne.
Director and screenwriter Michael Mann is the creative force behind such movies as Last of the Mohicans and Ali. Markedly reticent, Mann prefers that his personal background remain an enigma, but his disparate films contain clear and consistent messages. One of Mann's focuses is on the Information Age. He addresses the nature of modern communication, its use to manipulate and coerce, and the resultant subjugation of truth. The perils inherent in modern technology and communication stand in stark contrast to the power of symbolic and oral exchange, the trusted medium of Mann's protagonists. This critical exploration of the films of Michael Mann examines his recurring focus on the nature of modern communication and information and their effect on the individual and society. Mann's films highlight the struggle to maintain a connection to reality in a world where information is a commodity manipulated and abused by forces that exert increasing control over its content and dissemination. Each chapter examines one of Mann's films--including Manhunter, The Keep, Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and Ali--in which the protagonist longs for a sense of human connection but is pitted against forces that devalue and destroy individuality. Photographs illustrate specific moments from the films. A bibliography and an index are included.
This 1999 book is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, and Opp. 27 and 31.
The first woman elected superintendent of schools in Rowan County, Kentucky, Cora Wilson Stewart (1875--1958) realized that a major key to overcoming the illiteracy that plagued her community was to educate adult illiterates. To combat this problem, Stewart opened up her schools to adults during moonlit evenings in the winter of 1911. The result was the creation of the Moonlight Schools, a grassroots movement dedicated to eliminating illiteracy in one generation. Following Stewart's lead, educators across the nation began to develop similar literacy programs; within a few years, Moonlight Schools had emerged in Minnesota, South Carolina, and other states. Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools examines these institutions and analyzes Stewart's role in shaping education at the state and national levels. To improve their literacy, Moonlight students learned first to write their names and then advanced to practical lessons about everyday life. Stewart wrote reading primers for classroom use, designing them for rural people, soldiers, Native Americans, prisoners, and mothers. Each set of readers focused on the knowledge that individuals in the target group needed to acquire to be better citizens within their community. The reading lessons also emphasized the importance of patriotism, civic responsibility, Christian morality, heath, and social progress. Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin explores the "elusive line between myth and reality" that existed in the rhetoric Stewart employed in order to accomplish her crusade. As did many educators engaged in benevolent work during the Progressive Era, Stewart sometimes romanticized the plight of her pupils and overstated her successes. As she traveled to lecture about the program in other states interested in addressing the problem of illiteracy, she often reported that the Moonlight Schools took one mountain community in Kentucky "from moonshine and bullets to lemonade and Bibles." All rhetoric aside, the inclusive Moonlight Schools ultimately taught thousands of Americans in many under-served communities across the nation how to read and write. Despite the many successes of her programs, when Stewart retired in 1932, the crusade against adult illiteracy had yet to be won. Cora Wilson Stewart presents the story of a true pioneer in adult literacy and an outspoken advocate of women's political and professional participation and leadership. Her methods continue to influence literacy programs and adult education policy and practice.
Megan Carter is a normal seventeen-year-old who has life at her feet. She has a loving family, a beautiful home on the Isle of Man, and the dream of running her own business. When tragedy strikes, it throws her world into a spiral of grief, ending everything she has ever known. Along comes Reyde Maxwell, a handsome eighteen-year-old who sweeps her off her feet. Finding love at the right time eases her pain, until heartbreak looms once again when he and his family leave for a life in Spain. Feeling betrayed and lost, Megan's friends Lucy and Mark help her pick up the pieces and rebuild her life. Five years later, fate intervenes, leading the three of them to Benalmadena to a new life of their own and new beginnings. What she didn't anticipate, Reyde was about to appear at every turn. Reopening old wounds that if she were honest had never healed, and he has his sights set firmly on recapturing her heart.
Danielle Verona can’t believe the band picked her to be their new lead singer. She’s on the road, performing at all the hot clubs. The adoring fans, the bright lights—it’s a dream come true! But when nighttime falls, Danielle can feel the terror in the darkness. There’s eerie howling outside her window. And then a band member is killed, ripped to shreds by a wild animal. Danielle knows something is out there, lurking in the moonlight. Something savage...and hungry.
This volume assembles English translations of three of Wilhelm Raabe's most intriguing narratives. Raabe (1831-1910) was one of the most complex and multilayered German writers of the second half of the nineteenth century. The three pieces published here for the first time in English are: German Moonlight, a tongue-in-cheek study of lunacy and split personality as a quintessentially German condition; Hoxter and Corvey, an unsettling reconstruction of civil unrest and anti-Jewish violence in the seventeenth century which advocates tolerance and sobriety in troubled times; and At the Sign of The Wild Man, an inverted genre piece in which a rural idyll is devastated by an agent of global capitalism."
A book of Pagan chants, prayers, mantras, litanies, and other words of praise and celebration.
This sequel to Viola's Hammer finds Ben Tucker working for the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, being sued by the family of a drug dealer he accidentally killed, living in a chickenhouse with a messed up Viet Nam veteran because his wife kicked him out of his own house, and grooming a problem with alcohol that is pushing him closer to suicide every day. He sees his life falling apart with no way out. To the rescue--a high priced lawyer, his old 'nudist' friend Twila Liten, and the same messed up Viet Nam vet he lives with. With more twists and turns than an Iowa corn maze, Ben discovers he really isn't the failure he thought he was. Along the way he helps find an underground meth lab, thwarts a terrorist attack, and finds love again.
A Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance Classic. "Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- Nora Roberts A beautiful young miss and her aunt are stranded in a snowstorm and left to the mercies of a nearby landowner who refuses to show himself to his uninvited guests. But, really, that just makes him more interesting… Enjoy the entire Alphabet Regency Romance series! The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane The Savage Miss Saxon Moonlight Masquerade The Somerville Farce The Mischievous Miss Murphy A Difficult Disguise The Rambunctious Lady Royston The Wagered Miss Winslow The Belligerent Miss Boynton The Lurid Lady Lockport The Haunted Miss Hampshire The Playful Lady Penelope Nine Brides and One Witch: A Regency Novella Duo
Dan Fuller is a New York pizza delivery driver who has stalled out in life. His existence however is jolted into action when he accidently takes a drug that forces him to see demons. His eyes now open to the dark influence hell has over the world, he is invited to join a team of demon hunters that work to maintain a balance in a cold war between Heaven and Hell. A fragile peace is threatened by a new demon that only Dan can see. No longer able to be aided by the team of demon hunters and their angelic advisers, he must work through the dark cloud lain by the spawns of Hell before they bring about the end of the cold war, and the arrival of Armageddon.
In 1946, years before the phrase “serial murder” was coined, a masked killer terrorized the town of Texarkana on the Texas-Arkansas border. Striking five times within a ten-week period, always at night, the prowler claimed six lives and left three other victims wounded. Survivors told police that their assailant was a man, but could supply little else. A local newspaper dubbed him the Phantom Killer, and it stuck. Other reporters called the faceless predator the “Moonlight Murderer,” though the lunar cycle had nothing to do with the crimes. Texarkana’s phantom was not America’s first serial slayer; he certainly was not the worst, either in body count or sheer brutality. But he has left a crimson mark on history as one of those who got away. Like the elusive Axeman of New Orleans, Cleveland’s Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, and San Francisco’s Zodiac Killer, the Phantom Killer left a haunting mystery behind. This is the definitive story of that mystery.