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Three Twisted Stories

Author : Karin Slaughter
ISBN : 9781473535329
Genre : Fiction
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From the hallucinatory noir story 'Go Deep' to the twisted short stories 'Necessary Women' and 'Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,' this collection showcases the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author’s dark humour, limitless imagination, and masterly command of voice and character. ('Go Deep' and 'Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line' also available as single stories and 'Necessary Women' also available as part of a bundle with 'The Mean Time') GO DEEP Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra? The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined. NECESSARY WOMEN In a border town between Georgia and Alabama, in a three-room house made of cement block, a fourteen-year-old girl watches her mother die. Her father is a long-haul trucker, away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. Her mother, with two menial jobs cleaning restrooms and working nights at the laundry, had been just thirty years old. A week before she died, noticing her daughter getting attention from a boy, the girl’s mother warned her not to make the same mistakes she did. Now, her father tells her, she’s the woman of the house, and she must do all the necessary things the woman must do: the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. But there’s a lot more to being a woman than fixing dinner and doing the wash. Her mother was right: She won’t end up like her - and she’ll do anything to prove it. REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call 'The Cajun Jew'. If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest! First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.

Three Twisted Stories Go Deep Necessary Women Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line

Author : Karin Slaughter
ISBN : 9780804180979
Genre : Fiction
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This genre-bending eBook bundle proves that not only is Karin Slaughter “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post), she’s one of today’s very best writers, period. From the hallucinatory noir novella Go Deep to the twisted short stories “Necessary Women” and “Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,” this collection showcases the New York Times bestselling author’s dark humor, limitless imagination, and masterly command of voice and character. GO DEEP Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra? The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined. NECESSARY WOMEN In a border town between Georgia and Alabama, in a three-room house made of cement block, a fourteen-year-old girl watches her mother die. Her father is a long-haul trucker, away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. Her mother, with two menial jobs cleaning restrooms and working nights at the laundry, had been just thirty years old. A week before she died, noticing her daughter getting attention from a boy, the girl’s mother warned her not to make the same mistakes she did. Now, her father tells her, she’s the woman of the house, and she must do all the necessary things the woman must do: the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. But there’s a lot more to being a woman than fixing dinner and doing the wash. Her mother was right: She won’t end up like her—and she’ll do anything to prove it. REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call “The Cajun Jew.” If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest! First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.

Bad Valentines 2

Author : Steve Vernon
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If you’ve ever had your heart broken - then this book is for you. If you enjoy the taste of strong meat – then this book is for you. If you’ve got a sense of weird that is honed as sharp as a cutthroat’s knife – then this book is for you. Here are six of the strangest love stories you have ever read. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVE VERNON: "If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." - Bookgasm "Steve Vernon is something of an anomaly in the world of horror literature. He's one of the freshest new voices in the genre although his career has spanned twenty years. Writing with a rare swagger and confidence, Steve Vernon can lead his readers through an entire gamut of emotions from outright fear and repulsion to pity and laughter." - Cemetery Dance "Armed with a bizarre sense of humor, a huge amount of originality, a flair for taking risks and a strong grasp of characterization - Steve's got the chops for sure." - Dark Discoveries "Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar My Mom thinks I'm pretty cool, too.

Twisted Ghost Stories A Set Of Seven 15 Minute Ghost Stories With A Twist Of Humor

Author : Caitlind L. Alexander
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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Meet the ghosts, werewolves, and spooky creatures who inhabit this book: A persistent ghost who refuses to give up the woman he loves, even though she doesn’t love him! A woman who insists on haunting a ghost! A spooky house visited by two daring young trick-or-treaters. A werewolf visiting a small, but suspicious town. A haunted bicycle. And more! This set of seven spooky ghost stories all have a twist of humor, or a surprise ending meant to tickle the fancy. Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many of these books are suitable for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

In A Twisted Mind A Collection Of Short Stories

Author : Larry R. Liberty
ISBN : 9781634177979
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A farm family in northern New Jersey is constantly shaken by a new airport. Supernatural activity, noise, and fear forces the family to relocate their farm to rural Northeastern Pennsylvania. An ironic and twisted ending. People in northern Montana are disappearing, especially when those lights appear in the "Big Sky." An investigative reporter discovers it's happening in every state. He then discovers a government conspiracy and a secret ancient society. The rest is yummy, but not for him. An archeologist in Tibet discovers a new species of terrestrial worm averaging 20 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. He collects some eggs and returns to his home on the Palisades in Alpine New Jersey. He buries the eggs along the Palisades and is soon overrun with these giant worms, so he harvests them for a fishermen's bait and becomes very wealthy with a chain of bait stores. Later his worms are found to be very intelligent and have an agenda. In a humorous twist, the worm meat is found to cure insanity and Washington D.C. has an epiphany. What's with the cartons of Pall Mall cigarettes piled high? The children in ancient Egypt are stricken with a flue like virus. The following generations of boys started wearing skirts and have no interest in girls. Soon the great dynasty went into decline as the population decreased. Other empires suffered the same fate until modern science explained the reason, and embraced the virus for population control. A humorous and outrageous take on homosexuality. A glitch in software at a dictionary publisher turns out a prototype copy with half the words given the wrong definitions. The one defective copy is accidentally placed in a child's backpack. While on vacation in the South Pacific the editor and his young sons are marooned on an uncharted island when their high speed boat crashes into a rocky beach. The editor suffers a head injury and his young sons must fend for themselves. The only source of education is the defective dictionary in the child's backpack. They are rescued after 10 years and return to the United States, the boys are teens, and dad lost most of his marbles. They become wards of their uncle, and when they enter society, their scrambled words make for a hilarious chain of events. Unending, with a twist.

Nantucket Love Stories

Author : Jim Patrick
ISBN : 9781499051445
Genre : Fiction
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The Mx Book Of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part Vi 2017 Annual

Author : David Marcum
ISBN : 9781787050891
Genre : Fiction
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2017 is the 130th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. What an amazing journey it's been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more! In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring stories set within the correct time period, and written by many of today's leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, the popularity has only continued to grow. Two more volumes were released in 2016, and this the first of two planned for 2017 - with no end in sight! The thirty-five stories in this volume – now bringing the total number of narratives and participating authors in this series to well over one-hundred! – represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest ... whom I have ever known." All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part VI: 2017 Annual features contributions by: Bob Byrne, Julie McKuras, Derrick Belanger, Robert Perret, Deanna Baran, G.C. Rosenquist, Hugh Ashton, David Timson, Shane Simmons, Stephen Wade, Mark Mower, David Friend, Nick Cardillo, Roger Riccard, S. Subramanian, Carl L. Heifetz, Geri Schear, S.F. Bennett, Jennifer Copping, Jim French, Carla Coupe, Narrelle Harris, Arthur Hall, Craig Janacek, Marcia Wilson, Tracy Revels, Molly Carr, Keith Hann, David Ruffle, David Marcum, Thomas A. Turley, Jan Edwards, C. Edward Davis, Tim Symonds, and Daniel D. Victor, with a poem by Bonnie MacBird, and forewords by David Marcum, Nicholas Utechin, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, and Melissa Farnham.

Three Stories For Young Readers

Author : Pauline Braddock
ISBN : 9781471701146
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Kevin's lamb goes to the school carol cocert! All the beach donkey's have crosses on their backs except Casper. He so wants to be like his friends A crippled little boy and his best friend Jacob

Oriental Stories Vol 2 No 3 Summer 1932

Author : Otis Adelbert Kline
ISBN : 9781434462145
Genre : Fiction
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Facsimile reprint of the Summer, 1932 issue of the legendary pulp magazine, "Oriental Stories." Included in this volume are works by Otis Adelbert Kline, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, more.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Three Stories

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9781101043738
Genre : Fiction
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A fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty in Oscar Wilde's fascinating gothic tale. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naïve and irresistible young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlined as years pass—while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde’s literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era. Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and two of his delicate fairy tales, “The Happy Prince” and “The Birthday of the Infanta.” With an Introduction by Gary Schnidgall and an Afterword by Peter Raby

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