Kaz and Claire are back for a timely mystery in this adorable series by Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler!
Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Kaz and Claire are back for a timely mystery in this adorable series by Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! Kaz and Claire are called in for another ghostly mystery, and this ghost is always right on time. When Claire's friend tells the young detectives about his five o'clock ghost, Kaz wonders if it could be his own missing brother, Little John. Kaz and Claire search the house up and down, but they can't find any trace of Little John--or any other ghost. Yet when five o'clock comes along, the strange occurrences come back again...
For six years now he's caught the five-thirty from Chelmsford, arrived at Liverpool
Street at a little before half past six and come home by seven, ... I was afraid for a
moment, you see, that it was seven o'clock and I had got muddled with the time.
Author: Margery Allingham
Publisher: Random House
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY John Lafcadio’s ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death. A set of twelve sealed paintings is the bequest he leaves to his widow – together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audience. Albert Campion is among the cast of gadabouts, muses and socialites gathered for the latest ceremony – but art is the last thing on the sleuth’s mind when a brutal stabbing occurs....
When I saw her at the monastery on Wednesday, she'd been early for our five o'
clock meeting. Though the parking lot had been empty, that didn't mean she hadn
't already arrived and left her car elsewhere before I'd seen her, maybe to seek ...
Author: Ellen Crosby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the author of Multiple Exposure, the second “intriguing…compelling” (Publishers Weekly) novel in the thrilling Sophie Medina mystery series that features a photojournalist as she races to find an international treasure before a murderer finds her. When freelance photojournalist Sophie Medina finds Brother Kevin Boyle, a Franciscan friar and controversial environmentalist, dead in the magnificent gardens of a Washington, DC monastery, she is sure her friend was murdered. Shortly before he died, Kevin told Sophie he was being stalked, possibly because he uncovered a botanic discovery potentially worth millions of dollars. Left with few clues to his secret, Sophie is determined to figure out who killed Kevin. Beginning with a key that leads to a priceless original seventeenth-century encyclopedia of plants, Sophie leaps into an international treasure hunt following a trail that begins in the US Capitol and eventually leads to London and the English countryside. Before long Sophie suspects Kevin’s murderer may have been someone who knew him well. With time running out and a suspect list that includes the world’s leading botanical experts and political royalty from both sides of the Atlantic, can Sophie solve the two-hundred-year-old mystery before Kevin’s killer finds her? A tale of greed and betrayal involving politicians, diplomats, European royalty, and a century-old monastery, Ghost Image is filled with political intrigue, history, and an international high-stakes race against a killer that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Next set aside a period of time—five minutes to half an hour—during which you
will not be disturbed. For some people, this might take a bit of ingenuity; it might
mean staying up late, getting up early, or going for a walk in the woods. You can
always lie down quietly on ... Twelve o'clock is energetic north—the home of
unmanifest spirit, the energies of winter when life is dormant. Six o'clock is
Author: Atala Dorothy Toy
Publisher: Quest Books
Boulders laugh, trees talk, and practically each patch of ground has meaning, in Atala Toy’s experience. Faeries, angels, ghosts, orbs, and spirits of place are just some of the life forms with which she helps us attune-and shows us how to record their image! Readers will cherish her rare combination of esoteric wisdom and practical guidance. With substantive clarity, she explains time travel, portals, dowsing, negative and positive vortexes, balls of energy known as merkabahs, ley lines, and orbs-the plasma of some life form visible to human eyes or to cameras, many of which are nature spirits who enjoy being around happy energy and so are often seen at parties and spiritual gatherings. A professional interdimensional communicator, Atala is up to the minute in her understanding of the emerging field of spiritual sciences and the correlations between modern physics and ancient metaphysical traditions that perceive the oneness of all nature. We all communicate interdimensionally every day, she says. We just don’t know it, and so we lose out on the many ways to receive help from the other life forms who share our space. Drawing on her own and her clients’ experiences, she teaches through colorful stories and her own powerful photographs. Titles include “The Ghost Who Washed Dishes,” “The Haunted Hotel,” “The Guardian of the Spring,” “The Horse Who Knew More Than His Owners,” “The Jilted House,” “The Stranded Gnome,” “The Moss Faery,” “The Owl on Turtle Island,” and “The Balsam Who Loved the Birch.” She also includes lessons explaining the energetic principles of the situation; simple exercises for mastering the principle contained in the story; and tips for photographing other life forms using technology available to anyone, such as digital or even cell phone cameras. By entering the fascinating realm of this book, the reader will join the growing number of people aware of subtle energy and able to see through the veils between dimensions. Not only is this possibility personally enriching, it serves a broader purpose as well. Needless to say, the planet and everything on it is at a critical juncture. In damaging the earth, we have damaged the nature beings’ home as well. It is therefore strongly in their interest to assist us in transforming the earth into something better. This book shows us how to learn from and enjoy them in a most delightful way
During the meeting it was decided that the Blithen and Wilder mills would furnish
lumber for a school , Butler's Livery ... At five o'clock on July 24 , 1896 , Catskill
was MAP : page 239 terror - stricken by a huge wall of water that came P.O. est .
Author: James E. Sherman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph.D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph.D.
“Aren't you watching the five o'clock news? There's all kind of trouble there.
Fighting and ... He rose early, and his breakfast of coffee and crackers spread
with butter was always ready for him. As Mona watched him eat, he would remind
Author: Chantel Acevedo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
On the outside, Josefina Navarro's life seems fortunate enough—she lives with her father and her nursemaid, Regla, who raises her after the death of her mother in a luxurious home in Vedado, one of Cuba's wealthiest districts. She attends society dances and is courted by all of Havana's elite young bachelors. Enchanted by the rituals of her nursemaid, Josefina learns about the profound mysticism inherent in even the most mundane affairs. Though she is pampered, Josefina feels that her life is without passion or excitement. Her father, Sergeant Antonio Navarro, a Spaniard by birth, is a stern and demanding man whose past is a tightly kept secret. When she meets and marries Lorenzo Concepción, a poor, reckless young man, the sergeant tells her, "So, you have chosen him...and you will be hungry and miserable all your life." The couple moves to El Cotorro, a poverty-stricken town that is far removed from the Vedado plazas and carefully tended gardens Josefina knew. Lorenzo begins to leave her for months at a time, "looking for work," but in reality, womanizing and carousing all over the island. Even after the birth of two healthy children, Josefina is not happy. This is not the life she had envisioned. During a political maelstrom, history brings the sergeant to El Cotorro to quell a riot, where he is attacked and presumed dead. But perception is reality on an island in which darkness and light commingle, and magic and truth are one in the same. When Josefina begins receiving letters from her father, she believes that what she holds are heaven's missives, ghost letters. Through the letters, Josefina comes to know her father intimately, as a ghost and guardian, as he reveals the truth about his life. In the act of writing and reading, she has found a love to fill the empty places in her heart. Set in Cuba and Miami, covering nearly fifty years of the island's history, LOVE AND GHOST LETTERS unfolds the lives of the Navarro-Concepción families in the patterns and permutations of memory, and conjures a Cuban setting that evokes mysticism and magic.
The train from Cheyenne City wouldn't arrive in Billings until almost five o'clock,
and it wouldn't pull out until six-thirty. John had nearly four hours to wait. He
strolled about the town and occasionally greeted people. He was still a ways from
Author: Al Lacy
In the seventh installment of the Journeys of the Stranger series, legendary hero John Stranger is called in to track the "ghost" of a murder he captured three years earlier, in Butte, Montana -- a man who had vowed to come back from the grave to kill the judge, the jury, Sheriff Johnson ... and John Stranger. Now, the jury members are turning up dead, and the people of Butte fear that Payton has come back to have his vengeance. Crow Indian legend indicates that the killer has come back as a snow ghost -- a human-shaped shadow that can be seen moving amid the falling snow. Certain that the killer is no phantom, the Stranger sets out to find the true murderer and bring him to justice in Snow Ghost.
For dessert, a compote of membrillos—the quince fruit cut into wedges and
cooked in sugar and water—another favorite. ... This week something interesting
actually had happened: I was in a deep sleep at five o'clock in the morning when
Author: Patricia Santana
Publisher: UNM Press
Having left her much-loved San Diego barrio, Yolanda Sahagún is now living in the university dorms when a series of events--her mother dies and her father sells their home--forces her to re-examine her life. Yolanda visits her parents' hometown of El Grullo, Mexico, struggling to understand the ghosts in her life--her mother, her father, and her seemingly idyllic childhood. She fears losing herself in the disintegration of the family. For Yolanda, her father is her enemy (or so she thinks), and in the course of the novel we see him at his best and worst, and we see Yolanda at her best and worst. This is a story of Yolanda's initiation into womanhood and about her fierce struggle to make sure her family does not dissolve. Family and sexual politics; love, death, and abandonment; the struggle to resolve a personal identity in the context of a shattered, first-generation immigrant American family--these are the hugely painful obstructions Yolanda must surmount or incorporate into her own being as she makes her life's journey. Ghosts of El Grullo is a sequel to Santana's critically acclaimed and prize-winning Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility.
*0» After Hilary left his office, Robert sat looking at the keys for several minutes. If
he intended to behave correctly he had until about five o'clock to enter the place
and investigate the underground room. If he intended to behave other than ...
Author: Sarah Rayne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'Rayne handles a complicated story with many skeins very cleverly. A top psychological thriller' Good Reading magazine The old Tarleton music hall on London's Bankside is the subject of a mysterious restraint order that has kept it closed for over ninety years. When Robert Fallon is asked to survey the building, he finds clues indicating that its long twilight sleep may contain a sinister secret. Joining forces with researcher Hilary Bryant, Robert discovers the legend of the Tarleton's 'ghost' - a mysterious figure who was first glimpsed during the time of the charismatic performer Toby Chance, once the darling of Edwardian audiences until he vanished suddenly and inexplicably in the early 1900s. After almost a century, the Tarleton's dark silence is about to end. But there are those who find its re-opening a threatening prospect and, as Robert and Hilary delve into the macabre history of one of London's oldest music halls, they both become menaced by the secrets of the past.
For the record test, I fired 106 rounds scoring 220 out of 256 points, which was a
good score. ... These activities ended at five o'clock, and we had an invigorating
ice—cold shower with water that was pumped from a nearby creek and sprayed ...
Author: Eugene G. Schulz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his fathers farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Pattons Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of WisconsinMadison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulzs have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.
I need not particularise further than to say that if you divided the map of England
into four quarters , he would have ... The journey ended about five o ' clock . ...
You ' ll excuse me mentioning it , only I thought it were a nice evening for a ride .
Author: Montague Rhodes James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. -- ‡c From publisher’s description.
For the last twenty years, he had taken the 7 a.m. train to work every day, picking
up the daily newspaper from the kiosk on the way. Standing in front of the ... A t
five o'clock in the afternoon, the tired old steam train The Ghost in the Kitchen.
Author: Doreen Perera
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
The Mischievous Ghost and Other Stories are short stories based on life in Sri Lanka in the 1950s and ?60s, just after the country gained independence from England. The experiences of the last colonial rulers still hanging onto the empire and unable to cope with the changes are dealt with gentle irony. The author also hilariously exposes charlatans, whether they are voodoo priests, Buddhist monks, or Christian vicars. From the inefficient policeman who finds a creative way to solve murders to the ordinary man who has an extraordinary double life, the stories will charm the reader. Marriage brokers, fire walkers, demons, spirits, and ghosts all have their place in these wonderful tales of another time and culture painted lightly and with a humorous touch. An arrogant butler uses magic potions that have a disastrous and unwanted outcome. A police inspector who is unable to solve murders gets help from an unusual source. Then there is the fire and brimstone preaching reverend who gets seduced by a maid, and the downtrodden housewife who slips easily into the role of Queen Victoria.
I'm beginning to think two guineas is not a very exorbitant price for it now.' In a
short time he had ... You see, between the time I saw it last night and this morning
there was time for lots of things ... We may give them a respite until five o'clock.
Author: M. R. James
Publisher: Open Road Media
Sometimes the greatest horrors lurk in the most mundane places This collection features some of M. R. James’s greatest tales of the supernatural world crossing over into our own. In “Number 13,” an inn that previously belonged to an alchemist changes dimensions in the night. “The Mezzotint” features a painting of a house reenacting a gruesome scene from the house’s history. In “The Treasure of Abbot Thomas,” an antiquary who has discovered the location of a treasure gets far more than he bargained for. James’s tales of the terror that hides beneath the prosaic continue to stun more than a century after they were written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
And he recalled the dreadful standing motionless for an hour, book in hand, while
the knees felt like wax and the head ... the cruel bell that woke them on winter
mornings at five o'clock and summoned them to the stone-flagged Waschkammer
Author: Algernon Blackwood
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Thirteen stories, including "The Willows" — acclaimed by Lovecraft as the finest supernatural story ever written — "The Wendigo," "Ancient Sorceries," and others. Includes an introduction by E. F. Bleiler.