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Full Dark House

Author : Christopher Fowler
ISBN : 0553900412
Genre : Fiction
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Edgy, suspenseful, and darkly comic, here is the first novel in a riveting mystery series starring two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department's Peculiar Crimes Unit. In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both their first and last case—and how along the way the unlikely pair of crime fighters changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues to the killer's identity, May finds his old friend's notes of their very first case and becomes convinced that the past has returned...with a killing vengeance. It begins when a dancer in a risque new production of Orpheus in Hell is found without her feet. Suddenly, the young detectives are plunged in a bizarre gothic mystery that will push them to their limits—and beyond. For in a city shaken by war, a faceless killer is stalking London's theaters, creating his own kind of sinister drama. And it will take Arthur Bryant's unorthodox techniques and John May's dogged police work to catch a criminal whose ability to escape detection seems almost supernatural--a murderer who even decades later seems to have claimed the life of one of them...and is ready to claim the other. Filled with startling twists, unforgettable characters, and a mystery that will keep you guessing, Full Dark House is a witty, heartbreaking, and all-too-human thriller about the hunt for an inhuman killer. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : Mitzi Brunsdale
ISBN : 0313333319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents roughly 150 alphabetically arranged entries on fictional detectives and the works in which they appear.

Going Into A Dark House

Author : Jane Gardam
ISBN : 9781405525725
Genre : Fiction
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Molly Fielding's mother had been a terrible woman...' A terrible woman indeed. One need only to look at the old sepia photograph to see a vision of nastiness. The look of cunning, the self-satisfied smile, the aura of hauteur as she watches the little Italian photographer go about his business. They say the camera never lies, but maybe this one did... 'Going into the Dark House', the title story of Jane Gardam's passionate new collection, brilliantly captures the subtly subversive qualities of her art. Quietly mesmeric and quite beautifully written, these ten stories are a delight.

Full Dark No Stars

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9781451650600
Genre : Fiction
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In four previously unpublished short works, a man explores his dark nature, a writer confronts a stranger, a cancer patient makes a deal with the devil, and a woman makes a horrifying discovery about her husband.

In A Dark Dark House

Author : Neil LaBute
ISBN : 1429996439
Genre : Drama
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Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility. Drew, has been court-confined for observation and has called his older brother, Terry, to corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse by a young man from many summers ago. Drew's request releases barely-hidden animosities between the two: Is he using these repressed memories to save himself while smearing the name of his brother's friend? Through pain and acknowledged betrayal, the brothers come to grips with and begin to understand the legacy of abuse, both inside and outside their family home. In a Dark, Dark House is the latest work from Neil LaBute, American theater's great agent provocateur. The play will have its world Premiere in May 2007, Off Broadway at New York's MCC Theater.

In This Dark House

Author : Louise Kehoe
ISBN : 9780307557056
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1939 the influential architect Berthold Lubetkin abruptly left his thriving career in London and dropped out of sight, moving with his wife to a desolate farm in rural Glucestershire. Life in the house the Lubetkins named “World’s End was far from idyllic for their three children. Louise Kehoe and her siblings lived in an atmosphere of oppressive isolation, while their tyrannical father—at times charming and witty but usually a terrorist in a self-styled Stalinist hell—badgered and belittled them during his fits of self-loathing. Even his true identity remained an enigma. That secret was never divulged during her father’s lifetime, but Louise’s quest to unearth its origins—her relentless piecing together of the clues she found after his death—is a remarkable story, written with extraordinary grace, style, and imagination, of an identity and a heritage lost and found.

Secrets Of The Dark House

Author : Linda Gaine
ISBN : 9781452056821
Genre : Fiction
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Amanda comes from a small mining village in North Wales, a place where you never expect momentous things to happen, but when a young girl is found hacked to death in a pond it sends shock waves through the village. Amanda marries Paul Marriott, although he is fifteen years her senior it is a marriage made in heaven. Paul buys a big house on the mountain, a lonely and desolate place that he manages to get at a very cheap price. The former tenants who owned the property disappeared leaving all their possessions behind. There are three more deaths in the village, brutal and horrific, after the police arrest a suspect they have to let him go, there is not enough evidence to charge him. Paul goes out to buy cigarettes one night and suffers a near fatal accident, eventually leading to his sad and sudden death. Amanda is left to cope with her grief. Now,the killer stalks Amanda, so Madeline who has been her friend for so many years stays with her in the big rambling house. After coming home late one night she finds Madeline has been murdered and mutilated in the house, she tries to call for help but the phone is dead, but she does hear the killers distant breathing on the end of the line. The killer is still in the house and he is upstairs somewhere where her daughter is sleeping, she can't leave her child alone in the house while she goes for help so that leaves only one option, she has to fight for their survival. After sustaining terrible injuries she manages to get Bethany and herself into the cellar where she discovers the terrible secret of the dark house.

Dark Horse

Author : Suzanne Cruz Garcia
Genre : Fiction
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Kafriel is the 8th Generation of a powerful bloodline that holds the Gods Eyes, it’s vast power and abilities are incomparable, not even to a God. But with one blessed with matchless strength and unrivaled prowess, she is cursed with nonexistent love, broken, and painful. A destiny carved by her Ancestors and Predecessors, can never be broken, not by love, not by hope, and not by peace. This is a story of Craft Arts, magic, and deceitful vengeance, not knowing that the power hidden inside her will manifest in times when she needed it the most.

The Dark House

Author : John Sedgwick
ISBN : 0061741167
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Edward Rollins, scion of one of Boston's more notable families. A diligent but uninspired employee at one of the city's finest investment houses, he is a man of means -- and of secrets. Each night, armed with a hand-held tape recorder, he randomly picks a car and follows it to a destination, cataloging the habits and peculiarities of its driver. A harmless obsession. But one night changes everything. Trailing a car to a remote suburb, Rollins follows it to a house that, he eerily realizes, was once frequented by his murdered cousin. Drawn into a mystery to which he unwittingly holds the key, he must unlock the secrets of his past to find the truth -- a search that could free him from his own dark house of despair. A harrowing, tension-riddled literary thriller that echoes the storytelling power of Frederick Busch and Ian McEwan, The Dark House heralds the arrival of a major talent.

Dark Horse

Author : Ralph Reed
ISBN : 9781439182413
Genre : Fiction
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After the Democratic presidential nomination is stolen by Senate Majority Leader Salmon Stanley in a bitter credentials fight at the nominating convention, Bob Long, the moderate Governor of California, shocks the political establishment by launching an independent bid for the Presidency. The FBI and the Justice Department launch a full-blown criminal probe of the credentials dispute, and prosecutors empanel a grand jury that indicts the campaign chairman of Senate Majority Leader Stanley for perjury and obstruction of justice. The Republican candidate, the incumbent vice-president, appears to be coasting to victory in the topsy-turvy three-way presidential race. But the morning after he accepts the presidential nomination in a stirring speech, he is murdered in a violent terrorist attack.

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