Download E-books Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories (Foxfire Americana Library) PDF

By Foxfire Fund Inc.

A set of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost tales and tall stories handed down from iteration to iteration. whether or not they inform of taps that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk on the backside of quarries, or unusual lighting fixtures at the mountaintop, those tales will make you--like the folk who're sharing them--question what you think.

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Download E-books Future Imperfect PDF

By Keith Laumer

From a titan of technology fiction experience and the author of the mythical Bolo sequence, an action-packed quantity containing a full-length novel and a bunch of brief novels and stories.

From a titan of technological know-how fiction experience and the author of the mythical Bolo sequence, an action-packed quantity containing a full-length novel and a number of brief novels and stories.

A wry imaginative and prescient of a destiny packed with outstanding develeopments–but a destiny the place previous difficulties come again to hang-out humanity in unusual new ways.

First, Mal heads throughout an the US ravaged through around the globe earthquakes while he runs right into a demise stranger who speaks darkly of assembly males who were not really males. The stranger has an strange gold coin in his pocket–and quickly Mal discovers that a few thing wants that coin again, and may cease at not anything to get it. 

Next: Steve Dravek awakes in a nightmarish urban and instantly needs to struggle for his existence opposed to ruthless organ-stealing gangs. His final stories are of a vanished time from a century in the past. Now, as Steve attempts to stick alive lengthy sufficient to orient himself, he discovers that somebody is looking him throughout the darkish urban, an individual who turns out to understand him higher than he understands himself.

Plus: The commander of the spaceship fleet that simply annihilated the enemy armada comes to a decision to develop into global dictator –that is, except his moment in command can cease him. And a countrywide attempt condemns a guy to a lifetime of unskilled hard work, until he can have the ability round the system.

Praise for Keith Laumer:

"Spare, fresh prose type and muscular storytelling method . . . the reader comes away with either a feeling crowning glory and a wish for the story to move on ... without end, if possible." –David Weber

"You're approximately to have fun." –David Drake

"One of the most efficient and renowned writers of technological know-how fiction." –Ben Bova

"... event stories which are brisk, gentle and sardonic ..." –Publishers Weekly

"Laumer is a grasp. . . ." –Seattle Times
"Tautly written and never-ending suspense ... first-class ..." –VOYA

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Download E-books Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances PDF

By Neil Gaiman

Multiple award successful, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, hang-out, and entertain with this 3rd selection of brief fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which encompasses a never-before released American Gods tale, “Black Dog,” written completely for this volume.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of truth to bare the enigmatic, shadowy international that lies underneath. Trigger Warning contains formerly released items of brief fiction—stories, verse, and a truly distinctive Doctor Who tale that was once written for the 50th anniversary of the cherished sequence in 2013—as good “Black Dog,” a brand new story that revisits the area of American Gods, specific to this collection.

Trigger Warning explores the mask all of us put on and the folks we're underneath them to bare our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. here's a wealthy cornucopia of horror and ghosts tales, technology fiction and fairy stories, fabulism and poetry that discover the area of expertise and emotion. In Adventure Story—a thematic spouse to The Ocean on the finish of the Lane—Gaiman ponders dying and how humans take their tales with them once they die. His social media event A Calendar of Tales are brief takes encouraged by way of replies to fan tweets in regards to the months of the year—stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made from books, and a Mother’s Day card that portends disturbances within the universe. Gaiman bargains his personal inventive spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated secret story The Case of loss of life and Honey. And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we pay attention whilst we’re on their own within the darkness.

A subtle author whose artistic genius is unheard of, Gaiman entrances along with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the area of mind's eye, the place the fantastical turns into actual and the typical incandescent. filled with ask yourself and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that interact the brain, stir the guts, and shake the soul from some of the most specified and renowned literary artists of our day.

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Download E-books The Detective Megapack ®: 28 Tales by Modern and Classic Authors PDF

The Detective Megapack offers 28 selection mysteries, spanning the Victorian age via sleek occasions. From Dashiell Hammet to Arthur Conan Doyle, from Vincent Starrett to Johnston McCulley -- there's something for each fan of detective tales!

IT TORE THE snort FROM MY THROAT, by way of Meriah L Crawford

THE TAGGART task, by way of Vincent Starrett

TOMORROW'S lifeless, via David Dean

THE FLAMING PHANTOM, by means of Jacques Futrelle

MESSAGE within the SAND, by way of John L. French

ALL'S good THAT ENDS good, through C.J. Henderson

THE crimson THUMB MARK, by means of R. Austin Freeman

MONSIEUR LECOQ, via Emile Gaboriau

THE MURDERS within the RUE MORGUE, via Edgar Allan Poe

HELL-BENT FOR THE MORGUE, through Don Larson

DEATH OF THE FLUTE, via Arthur J. Burks

OH FANNY, via Raymond Lester

CLANCY, DETECTIVE, through H. Bedford-Jones

THE TATTOOED guy, via William J. Makin

TRIGGER males, via Eustace Cockrell

BUTTERFLY OF loss of life, by way of Harold Gluck

MY BONNIE LIES…, through Ted Hertel

THUBWAY THAM, model PLATE, by means of Johnston McCulley

THE homicide AT TROYTE'S HILL, through Catherine Louisa Pirkis

THE AFFAIR OF THE hall show, through Victor L. Whitechurch

SECRET advice, via Vincent H. O’Neil

THE 5 ORANGE PIPS, by way of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

BLACK dawn, via Jack Halliday

THE LION'S SMILE, through Thomas W. Hanshew

THE NAIL, via Pedro de Alarçon

THE ROME convey, via Arthur Griffiths

IN THE FOG, via Richard Harding Davis

OFFICER DOWN, through Robert J. Mendenhall

If you get pleasure from this quantity of reports, you should definitely seek your favourite book shop for "Wildside Press Megapack" to determine the 270+ different entries during this sequence, together with technology fiction, myth, mysteries, event, horror, westerns -- and masses, a lot more!

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Download E-books Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories PDF

By John Mortimer

John Mortimer—novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the writer of greater than 80 Rumpole brief stories—will by no means be forgotten. whereas nonetheless a working towards barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the remainder is literary heritage. His tales that includes the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling Rumpole and his spouse, Hilda (aka "She Who needs to be Obeyed"), have justly earned their position within the pantheon of puzzle fiction legends, turning into the foundation for the very winning tv sequence Rumpole of the Bailey. Bringing fourteen of Rumpole's so much interesting adventures (seven of which have been amassed in The better of Rumpole) including a fraction of a brand new tale, Forever Rumpole proves past a cheap doubt that Rumpole is rarely lower than pleasant.

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Download E-books Nightmares & Dreamscapes PDF

By Stephen King

New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the brief tale assortment containing the tale "Dolan’s Cadillac," quickly to be published as a characteristic movie starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.

With various unforgettable video clips in keeping with his brief stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The eco-friendly Mile—readers should be extremely joyful to rediscover this vintage assortment, additionally published as a tv mini-series and on DVD. that includes twenty brief horror tales, a tv script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains special and chilling plots together with every little thing from lifeless rock superstar zombies to evil toys looking murderous revenge. it is going to be precious through King lovers new and old.

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Download E-books Siege 13: Stories PDF

By Tamas Dobozy

Built round the occasions of the Soviet Budapest Offensive on the finish of worldwide warfare II and its lengthy shadow, the tales in Siege 13 are filled with wit, irony, and darkish humor. In a sequence of associated tales that exchange among the siege itself and a modern group of Hungarian émigrés who locate shelter within the West, Dobozy makes use of a marginally of deadpan humor and a deep experience of humanity to extoll the horrors and absurdity of standard humans stuck within the crosshairs of brutal clash and its silent aftermath.

Observing the makes use of and mis-uses of heritage, and their influence on participants and neighborhood, Dobozy examines the customarily blurry line among correct and fallacious, portraying an international within which one man’s betrayal is one other man’s survival, and during which universal electorate are stuck among the pincers of aggressors, resulting in activities straight away deplorable, puzzling, and heroic. Dobozy's tales characteristic characters, "lost endlessly within the labyrinth outfitted at the skinny border among thoughts and truth, previous and current, phrases and silence. Like Nabokov, Tamas Dobozy combines the simplest parts of eu and American storytelling, making a fictional international of his own." (David Albahari, writer of Gotz and Meyer)

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Download E-books You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth Taylor is ultimately commencing to achieve the popularity as a result of her as the best English writers of the postwar interval, prized and praised through Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, between others. Inheriting Ivy Compton-Burnett’s uncanny sensitivity to the terrifying undercurrents that swirl underneath the obvious calm of good kinfolk existence whereas displaying a deep sympathy of her personal for human loneliness, Taylor depicted dislocation with the unflinching presence of brain of Graham Greene. yet for Taylor, not like Greene, dislocation all started no longer in far away climes yet correct at domestic. it truly is within the lounge, playroom, and bed room that Taylor levels her unforgettable dramas of alienation and very unlikely desire.

Taylor’s tales, lots of which initially seemed in The New Yorker, are her principal success. listed below are self-improving spinsters and gossiping ladies, battle orphans and wallflowers, honeymooners and barmaids, mistresses and murderers. Margaret Drabble’s new choice unearths a author whose huge sympathies and stressed interest are matched by way of a steely penetration into the human middle and brain.

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Download E-books Granta 122: Betrayal (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) PDF

By John Freeman

In the area of the longer term, humans exist in a perpetual nation of rehearsing evacuations, and one man’s practice session contains leaving his mom and dad behind.

A firespotter is familiar with all too good that the place there’s smoke, there’s hearth – yet fails to identify the blaze that consumes part her family.

Then there’s the Custer impersonator who takes his position in a re-enactment too actually, and too a ways. The therapeutic massage therapist who struggles to assist a veteran who is greatest remorse is tattooed in residing aspect throughout his again. The retired CIA operative, now a mom of 2, who's nonetheless packing warmth for the just-in-case situation that has her set off finger itching...

With award-winning reportage, memoir, fiction and images, Granta has illuminated the main advanced problems with smooth lifestyles throughout the refractory mild of literature. consider the edge of betrayal through new writing through Ben Marcus, Janine di Giovanni, Karen Russell, Samantha Harvey, Colin Robinson, Jennifer Vanderbes, Callan Wink, John Burnside and a number of others, together with debut writer Lauren Wilkinson, whose heroine strikes via many years with the ahead lean of Richard Yates and the grace of Garcia Marquez.

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Download E-books Faithless: Tales of Transgression PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

In this choice of twenty-one unforgettable tales, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious inner most lives of fellows and ladies with brilliant, unsparing precision and sympathy. by means of turns interlocutor and interpreter, magician and realist, she dissects the psyches of normal humans and their strength for stable and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power.

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