Dead Before Dying

Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848948379
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 7100
Mat Joubert was one of the rising stars of the South African police force, a cop on the fast-track to the future. Not only that; to his eternal incomprehension - and despite chronic ineptness around the opposite sex - he had managed to marry a fascinating, beautiful and intelligent woman. A rosy future beckoned.

Dead Before Dying

Author: Kerry Schafer
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1626819270
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
View: 496
Twisting and eerie, sharp and unforgettable, DEAD BEFORE DYING brings a heroine worthy of Sue Grafton to a terror worthy of Dean Koontz. In this supernatural thriller, shot through with biting wit, Maureen Keslyn checks herself in to Shadow Valley Manor to recuperate and rehabilitate from her last job. There, she runs afoul of the stern director and makes friends with some of the other residents, mostly older, all harboring either a secret or a grudge. With secrets of her own, like why she has her own Federal Agent checking up on her, and how she injured herself in the first place, Maureen fits right in, even as she sticks out like a thorn. But Shadow Valley isn’t just for rest—Maureen is working undercover, seeking to find and eradicate whatever forces are picking off the residents (and staff) at a grisly clip. With her resources dwindling one death at a time, and unnatural forces seething to rise up once more, Maureen’s experience fighting the supernatural will be her only hope to destroy a clever and powerful evil—and her only chance at surviving it. She'll need people as paranoid as she is--from the sheriff, to the undertaker's daughter, to a cook whose knife skills in the kitchen could prove deadly out of it—if she is going to bring rest to the weary, and peace to the dead... “Kerry Schafer’s new thriller, DEAD BEFORE DYING, is infused with delightfully dark humor and populated with a unique and compelling cast of characters; the story’s blend of supernatural thrills and a fast-paced, complex plot will keep readers turning pages until the surprising—and highly satisfying—end. A brilliant start to one of the best and most unique series I’ve read in a very long time.” —Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries "What do you get when you cross a supernatural thriller with a cozy mystery, set it in a nursing home, and top it off with a geriatric vampire? A deliciously spine-tingling read full of original characters and biting wit you don’t want to miss, that’s what!” —Linda Grimes, author of the Ciel Halligan series "A fun mystery with an amazing main character I loved. Very much recommended." - Alex Hughes, author of the Mindspace Investigations Series "Creepy suspense, insidious evil, and things that go bump in the night infuse this story with thrills and chills all the way to a terrifying ending."—Nancy J. Cohen, author of The Bad Hair Mysteries “Schafer deftly balances the menace of unknown evil with a smart and tenacious band of heroes—led by one kick-ass heroine. DEAD BEFORE DYING is an engaging, sizzling start to a new series.” –Tammy Kaehler, award-winning author of the Kate Reilly Mystery Series “What do you get when you mix paranormal thrills, a feisty middle-aged heroine, and a tantalizing mystery set in a creepy rest home? Kerry Schafer’s DEAD BEFORE DYING! Clever, fast-paced, and fun, Schafer weaves an irresistible tale sure to keep you reading far into the night.” —Lisa Alber, author of KILMOON and WHISPERS IN THE MIST

Long Dead Before Dying

Author: Horrified Press
ISBN: 1326446169
Page: N.A
View: 7465

Death before Dying

History, Medicine, and Brain Death
Author: Gary Belkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199367477
Category: Medical
Page: 208
View: 8379
Brain death-the condition of a non-functioning brain, has been widely adopted around the world as a definition of death since it was detailed in a Report by an Ad Hoc Committee of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1968. It also remains a focus of controversy and debate, an early source of criticism and scrutiny of the bioethics movement. Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death looks at the work of the Committee in a way that has not been attempted before in terms of tracing back the context of its own sources-the reasoning of it Chair, Henry K Beecher, and the care of patients in coma and knowledge about coma and consciousness at the time. That history requires re-thinking the debate over brain death that followed which has tended to cast the Committee's work in ways this book questions. This book, then, also questions common assumptions about the place of bioethics in medicine. This book discusses if the advent of bioethics has distorted and limited the possibilities for harnessing medicine for social progress. It challenges historical scholarship of medicine to be more curious about how medical knowledge can work as a potentially innovative source of values.

A Death Before Dying

Author: Collin Wilcox
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049980929
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9759
An old friend is murdered, and Hastings will do anything he can to avenge her When Frank Hastings knew Meredith Powell, she was a gawky ten-year-old without a care in the world. More than two decades later, she has grown into a stunning beauty—but the gleam in her eye is gone. Over lunch, Meredith confesses that she lives in terror of her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a possessive, rage-filled man named Charles. Hastings, a homicide lieutenant with the San Francisco police department, offers to help her escape. She refuses, and they part ways—unaware that Charles has been watching them the whole time. By the next morning, Meredith has been strangled, her body dumped in the park. The realization that he could have helped her, that he may actually have caused her death, tears Hastings to pieces. Obsessed with revenge, he quickly learns why homicide detectives are prevented from investigating the murders of their loved ones. But he will not rest until Charles is brought to justice—even if it costs him his badge.

Some Deaths Before Dying

Author: Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446561096
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 9217
The New York Times Book Review calls multiple-award winner Peter Dickinson "a stylist of subtle brilliance". Always surprising and incisive, the author of The Yellow Room Conspiracy and dozens of other unique novels returns with his first new book in five years; and proves again that in his masterful hands, powerful drama and devastating secrets can be found at the heart of even the smallest mysteries. For nearly her whole life, through most of the twentieth century, Rachel Matson saw the world through the lens of a camera, and produced stunning photographs that not only captured the moment but hinted at a greater truth. Now the ninety-year-old widow lies paralyzed, in the final stages of a debilitating illness. Yet while Rachel's body may be useless, her spirit remains indomitable, her mind razor sharp, and her eye, the trained eye of an artist, still picks up the most telling details. Together with her vast collection of photographs, these gifts are about to help her meet an extraordinary challenge, as she confronts a shattering mystery that harkens back over the decades... On a television program that showcases heirlooms, an antique pistol that belonged to her late husband, Colonel Jocelyn Matson, turns up, leaving Rachel bewildered and then profoundly disturbed. How could the prized Ladurie -- one of a matched pair of dueling pistols she had given to him to commemorate his return from the horrors of a Japanese POW camp -- appear hundreds of miles away in the possession of a stranger? Determined to learn the fate of Jocelyn's gun, Rachel falls back on the one thing left to her -- her intellect -- and soon begins the painful process of teasing the past from the shadows. Whatemerges from the vivid shards of her memories is a mesmerizing tale of honor, passion, and betrayal that stretches from colonial India to modern-day England ...a tale of a loving marriage interrupted by war, of a once-proud reg

El corazón del cazador

Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788498675016
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 9335
Un ex miembro de los Servicios Secretos surafricanos es secuestrado en Lusaka, Zambia. El precio del rescate: un disco duro, en donde se esconde la identidad del topo de la CIA en el Gobierno de Suráfrica y una larga retahíla de crímenes durante el "apartheid". Thobela Mpayipheli deberá dejar atrás su nueva vida para hacer la entrega en 72 horas y saldar una vieja deuda de sangre. Ni la CIA ni la recién creada Agencia de Inteligencia Presidencial sudafricana están dispuestos a permitírselo y se lanzan a su caza y captura. Pero, poco a poco, comprobarán que Mpayipheli es mucho más que el "buen hombre" que aparenta: un ex combatiente de La Lucha. Estamos hablando de Umzingeli, el cazador, un depredador, un guerrero xhosa, un agente de la KGB y la Stasi, que pondrá en jaque al Gobierno y sus fuerzas de élite. A bordo de una BMW R1150 GS naranja, Mpayipheli emprende una carrera épica y deslumbrante contra los fantasmas del pasado. Quiere demostrar que es un buen hombre. Tan bueno como, al menos, le permitan serlo.

Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler

Author: Ray Foster
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434932338
Category: Fiction
Page: 136
View: 3133
Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler is a collection of short stories. These stories are told by the Time Traveler, who is sent to Earth from another universe. The Time Traveler was genetically created to be Caucasian. As he grows up, his makeup has gradually changed and he has become a man of color. When Madonna, the commander-in-chief of the high council of Alexis, the planet that sent the Time Traveler to Earth, returns years later and transports the Time Traveler aboard his space vessel, he is baffled by these unbelievable stories. During his journey through life on Earth, the Time Traveler was always confronted with death and dying. He has experienced the depths of human sufferance, and there are no great stories of glory to be told. The Time Traveler questions man's existence on Earth and explores three temptations that have led to his failure here. Madonna and his council must decide the fate of the Time Traveler. Will he return to Earth and fulfill his destiny or return to Alexis with Madonna? These are the Time Traveler's thrilling stories of the past, chilling stories of the present, and shocking stories of the future.

Signs Before Death

A Record of Strange Apparitions, Remarkable Dreams, &c
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Apparitions
Page: 277
View: 9274

City of God

Author: Saint Augustine
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920629
Category: Religion
Page: 1184
View: 6330
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.

Protecting Trees from Sudden Oak Death before Infection

Author: N.A
Publisher: UCANR Publications
ISBN: 1601077181
Page: N.A
View: 7582

Experiencing The Soul Before Birth, During Life, After Death

Author: Eliot Jay Rosen
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120827684
Page: 313
View: 9089
In this riveting anthology 32 of the world`s foremost spiritual leaders teachers and scientific researchers share the many ways we can experience the soul. Some of the topics they discuss include meeting the unborn souls of future children, receiving communications from the souls of loved ones who have passed over soul travel into realms of light during a near death experience and much more.

The Ethics of Everyday Life

Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human
Author: Michael Banner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030775
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 5810
The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.

Icaro/ Icarus

Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788416237203
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 6255
Las novelas protagonizadas por el detective Benny Griessel han hecho de Deon Meyer uno de los autores más prestigiosos del género negro. El talento para retratar con brillantez un país marcado por una historia conflictiva y un entorno natural exuberante es la seña de identidad de quien ha sido considerado por el Daily Mail «uno de los mejores escritores de novela policíaca del planeta». A las puertas de la Navidad, una tormenta deja al descubierto un cuerpo enterrado en un suburbio de Ciudad del Cabo. Se trata de Ernst Richter, un controvertido hombre de negocios que se había granjeado numerosos enemigos y llevaba casi un mes desaparecido. Amigo de la polémica y de exhibir su fortuna, Richter era el fundador de, una empresa online dedicada a facilitar coartadas a personas adúlteras. Desde el primer momento, el suceso provoca un formidable revuelo mediático: se filtran nombres de peces gordos que habrían contratado los servicios de Alibi y las altas esferas exigen a la policía resultados con rapidez. Y todo esto ocurre en el peor momento posible para Griessel: ha vuelto a caer en la bebida, un colega se ha suicidado y su compañero, Vaughn Cupido, se ha enamorado de una de las sospechosas del crimen. Así pues, la lujuria, la ambición y la psicosis se entretejen en un caso mucho más turbio y complejo de lo que parecía en un principio. Esta última entrega ha sido elogiada como la mejor de la serie. El cruce de líneas argumentales entre el negocio de las infidelidades, las nuevas fortunas y los trapos sucios de las grandes familias bodegueras da como resultado una novela vibrante en la que la acción se equilibra con un penetrante retrato psicológico de los protagonistas y de una sociedad apresada entre las sombras de un pasado turbulento.

The Sacred Art of Dying

How World Religions Understand Death
Author: Kenneth Kramer
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809129423
Category: Religion
Page: 226
View: 3307
Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

The Revival of Death

Author: Tony Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134814623
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 1212
Talking about death is now fashionable, but how should we talk? Who should we listen to - priests, doctors, cousellors, or ourselves? Has psychology replaced religion in telling us how to die? This provocative book takes a sociological look at the revival of interest in death, focusing on the hospice movement and bereavement counselling. It will be required reading for anyone interested in the sociology of death and caring for the dying, the dead or bereaved.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices
Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT,Thomas Attig, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171427
Category: Social Science
Page: 428
View: 8592
Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

A Breath Before Dying

The Deconstruction of Benjamin Smith
Author: C. Alan Lytle
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469780682
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 8465
After 30 years of failed relationships and poor choices, a self-declared loser searches for the strength to end his life, but fate shows him that the future can be quite different from the past.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650390
Category: Social Science
Page: 872
View: 8423
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

The Mind and the Way

Buddhist Reflections on Life
Author: Sumedho
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861710819
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 220
View: 6793
What would life be like if each one of us chose compassion over anger, loving-kindness over hatred, awareness over ignorance? The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which we are able to awaken to our true loving nature and delight in the mystery and wonder of the world. With warmth and a wonderful sense of humor, Ajahn Sumedho draws on the experiences of ordinary life to convey Buddhist insights that for 2,500 years have continued to remain vital and pertinent to our lives.