Death of a Ghost

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series. From the author of the Agatha Raisin series.

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145555829X

Category: Fiction

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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling seriesDEATH OF A GHOSTWhen Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all.There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment--to eat bacon baps--but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. It's clear something strange--and deadly--is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again...
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Death of a Ghost

Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?

Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099593539

Category: Campion, Albert (Fictitious character)

Page: 272

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Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? The late John Lafcadio's ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be curbed by a matter as inconvenient and trifling as his own death: bequeathing twelve sealed paintings to his family, his will proclaimed that the canvasses be unveiled over the years at annual exhibitions populated by the elite of the art world. But his quest for artistic immortality is interrupted when, during the eighth unveiling ceremony, the beau of Lafcadio's grand-daughter is stabbed to death. Albert Campion is among those present, and must untangle one of his most bizarre cases to date.
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Death of a Ghost

The first killing took place at a crowded art show, in full view of the cream of London society.

Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem

ISBN: 1933397829

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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The first killing took place at a crowded art show, in full view of the cream of London society. For the second killing, only the victim and the murderer were present. Now the scene was set for the third--a lavish dinner party with vintage wines, and with Albert Campion's death as the main course. PB: Bantam.
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Death Dreams and Ghosts

A collection of death, dreams, and ghost stories were gathered and presented to C.G. Jung and the author, who approaches this fascinating material from the depths of her analytic experience. ""… among the Swiss, who are commonly regarded ...

Author: Aniela Jaffé

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856305802

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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A collection of death, dreams, and ghost stories were gathered and presented to C.G. Jung and the author, who approaches this fascinating material from the depths of her analytic experience. ""… among the Swiss, who are commonly regarded as stolid, unimaginative, rationalistic and materialistic, there are just as many ghost stories and suchlike as, say, in England or Ireland. Indeed, as I know from my own experience ... magic as practiced in the Middle Ages ... has by no means died out, but still flourishes today ... I can recommend it to all those who know how to value things that break through the monotony of daily life with salutary effects, (sometimes!) shaking our certitudes and lending wings to the imagination"" – from the Foreword by C.G. Jung. We are left in the overpowering presence of a great mystery. 9783856305802
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Death of a Ghost

Author: Margery Louise Allingham

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ISBN: OCLC:258098871

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Flowers for the Judge Death of a Ghost and The Case of the Late Pig

Three Albert Campion mysteries in one volume reveal why “Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light” (Agatha Christie).

Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher: Ipso Books

ISBN: 9781504048682

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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Three Albert Campion mysteries in one volume reveal why “Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light” (Agatha Christie). Flowers for the Judge Scandal hits the prestigious publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in a locked cellar. All eyes are on the other partners at the firm—cousins of the dead man with much to gain from his demise—and rumors hint at a connection to the long-ago disappearance of another director. Desperate to salvage their reputation, the cousins turn to Albert Campion—but will his investigations clear the Barnabas family name, or besmirch it forever? “One of her best . . . vivid and witty.” —The New York Times Death of a Ghost John Sebastian 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 left in the hands of his widow, together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audience. Albert Campion is invited to join a cast of gadabouts, muses, and socialites to witness the eighth unveiling—but instead the lights go down and a young man is stabbed to death. Campion must get to work on the baffling case, with its long—suspiciously long—line-up of possible killers, and soon finds himself having to face his dearest enemy. “Wonderfully plotted . . . Allingham was a rare and precious talent.” —The Washington Post The Case of the Late Pig Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters—freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters’s body goes missing. It takes all of Campion’s coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime. Mixing high drama and pitch-perfect black comedy, The Case of the Late Pig is, uniquely, narrated by Campion himself. “Allingham captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection.”—Daily Express
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Death of a Ghost

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling seriesDEATH OF A GHOSTWhen Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1478919604

Category: FICTION

Page: 256

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Sergeant Hamish Macbeth—Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman—returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling seriesDEATH OF A GHOSTWhen Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all.There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment—to eat bacon baps—but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. It's clear something strange—and deadly—is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again...
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Ghost on the Throne

Chronicles the dramatic collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, discussing the unsuccessful reigns of his half-brother and posthumously born son, the infighting among his generals, and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern ...

Author: James S. Romm

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307271648

Category: History

Page: 341

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Chronicles the dramatic collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, discussing the unsuccessful reigns of his half-brother and posthumously born son, the infighting among his generals, and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern conflicts.
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Death of a Ghost

On a cold and dreary November day two young schoolgirls decide to ditch school in search of an adventure, but what they find is far more than they bargained for - the body of a dead woman in a seemingly decrepit cottage not far from ...

Author: Susan B. Kelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 0749083956

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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On a cold and dreary November day two young schoolgirls decide to ditch school in search of an adventure, but what they find is far more than they bargained for - the body of a dead woman in a seemingly decrepit cottage not far from Hungerford. Gillian Lestrange, the murder victim, was a ghost writer engaged in writing the memoirs of Lavinia (Vinnie) Latham, retired spy, owner of the cottage, and presently nowhere to be found. Vinnie is not short of enemies, including members of Her Majesty's intelligence services, and the first theory is that the killer mistook his prey. But Superintendent Gregory Summers is seldom convinced by tales of mistaken identity and wonders if Gillian had found out more about Vinnie than the spy had bargained for. But when the Superintendent delves into the dead woman's past he finds she was a ghost in more ways than one. Her real identity was Gillian Lester, the victim in a high profile case fifteen years ago, missing presumed dead. An innocent man was imprisoned, and Gillian never came forward to reveal she was alive, not even to her mother. What could have happened to make Gillian hide herself all these years?
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Giving Up the Ghost

Once the masochistic alliance has been completed , the ghosts in Ghost , Always , Truly , Madly . Deeply , and Kiss Me Goodbye all become reborn through death . Death is the true rebirth for the masochist because it represents the only ...

Author: Katherine A. Fowkes

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814327214

Category: Performing Arts

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Arguing that our enjoyment of ghost films is linked to masochistic pleasure, Giving up the Ghost provides us with a new way of thinking about the relation between film viewing and gender. A deft but readable application of psychoanalytic theories, especially masochism (by way of Deleuze and Studlar), extends the utility of psychoanalysis to the understanding of film genre and film audiences. It is indispensable reading for scholars and students of film theory.
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Death of a Ghost

When the body of Gillian Lestrange is found in a seemingly decrepit cottage, it emerges that she was a ghost writer engaged in writing the memoirs of Lavinia (Vinnie) Latham, a retired spy who is nowhere to be found.

Author: Susan Kelly

Publisher: Magna Large Print Books

ISBN: 0750523018

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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When the body of Gillian Lestrange is found in a seemingly decrepit cottage, it emerges that she was a ghost writer engaged in writing the memoirs of Lavinia (Vinnie) Latham, a retired spy who is nowhere to be found. At first the murder is treated as mistaken identity, but Superintendent Gregory Summers discovers that the murdered woman was Gillian Lester, the victim in a high profile case fifteen years ago, missing presumed dead. She never came forward to reveal she was alive, not even to her mother. What could have happened to make Gillian hide herself all these years?
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Ghost Images

This work focuses on film depictions of survival after death, from meetings with the ghost of Elvis to AIDS-related ghosts: apparitions, hauntings, mediumship, representations of heaven, angels, near-death experiences, possession, ...

Author: Tom Ruffles

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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The possibility of life after death is a significant theme in cinema, in which ghosts return to the world of the living to wrap up unfinished business, console their survivors, visit lovers or just enjoy a well-wreaked scaring. This work focuses on film depictions of survival after death, from meetings with the ghost of Elvis to AIDS-related ghosts: apparitions, hauntings, mediumship, representations of heaven, angels, near-death experiences, possession, poltergeists and all the other ways in which the living interact with the dead on screen. The work opens with a historical perspective, which outlines the development of pre-cinematic technology for "projecting" phantoms, and discusses the use of these skills in early ghost cinema. English-language sound films are then examined thematically with topics ranging from the expiation of sins to "hungry" ghosts. Six of the most significant films, Dead of Night, A Matter of Life and Death, The Innocents, The Haunting, The Shining, and Jacob's Ladder, are given a detailed analysis. A conclusion, filmography, and bibliography follow.
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Death Bogle at the Crossroads

Folklorist Elliot O'Donnell warns of this relative of The Bogieman and all that lurk at the crossroads in this Edwardianera collection about the notsofair fairies of old.

Author: Elliot O'Donnell

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781619400832

Category: Fiction

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Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten cryptoclassics. Magical Creatures is a hairraising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic. Beware the death bogle! A sighting of this fearsome creature will likely lead to sudden illness and untimely death. Folklorist Elliot O'Donnell warns of this relative of The Bogieman and all that lurk at the crossroads in this Edwardianera collection about the notsofair fairies of old.
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Ghost of a Death

John Henry Harris has been murdered. From his death arises the ghost Descartes. A 9mm bullet through the back of the skull simultaneously ended the life of the one and gave birth to the other.

Author: Kemp Watson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595262113

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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John Henry Harris has been murdered. From his death arises the ghost Descartes. A 9mm bullet through the back of the skull simultaneously ended the life of the one and gave birth to the other. John Henry has lost his daughter and the $74 million he was paid for his successful company. The ghost Descartes has gained probable immortality and the ability to interact with the world of breathers through the computer and the internet. As Descartes says, he is "a formally structured, self sustaining, carbon based electron cloud that has fully booted the software of John Henry Harris, late of Westwood." If only death was so simple. John Henry's daughter ends up married to the murderer. Her death will be next unless Descartes can prevent it. And to save her he must solve his own murder.
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An Inquiry Into Love and Death

Oxford student Jillian arrives to settle the affairs of her uncle, a ghost hunter who died under mysterious circumstances, and becomes convinced that a ghost is telling her that her uncle was murdered, as a handsome Scotland Yard inspector ...

Author: Simone St. James

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 0451239253

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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Oxford student Jillian arrives to settle the affairs of her uncle, a ghost hunter who died under mysterious circumstances, and becomes convinced that a ghost is telling her that her uncle was murdered, as a handsome Scotland Yard inspector arrives to help her.
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Murder By Design Complete Series Books 1 7

GONE WITH THE GHOST Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself.

Author: Erin McCarthy

Publisher: Erin McCarthy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1951

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GONE WITH THE GHOST Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. SILENCE OF THE GHOST When a body is found near her historic neighborhood of Ohio City, mimicking the famous Torso Murders, and she starts hearing voices, Bailey thinks she’s really lost it now. Ryan’s ghost is one thing, but a whole gaggle of undead talking to her? No thanks. Bailey doesn’t see how an uptight lightweight like herself can handle the modern equivalent. But now that Ryan has scared off every man she’s tried to date, including his former partner Marner, she has Saturday nights free for murder-mystery solving. ONCE UPON A GHOST With Bailey Burke’s design and staging business booming- it turns out tangling with a serial killer is the best advertising ever- she has no time to lament her lack of love life, or wonder where her dead friend Ryan’s ghost has gone. She hasn’t seen him in months, but when she finds a body in a home she’s been hired to stage she’s hounded by the dead man’s ghost. Bailey finds herself immersed in mob dealings, the secret world of male-only sweat baths, and double dealings. When another body turns up, there is no doubt that she’s in over her head… again. HOW THE GHOST STOLE CHRISTMAS All Bailey wants for Christmas is to stop seeing dead people. A reluctant spiritual medium, she craves a stress-free holiday with no ghosts popping in and out of her house. But when Bailey does the décor for a huge fundraising party featuring a replica slide from A Christmas Story, no one expects to find Santa’s dead body. In the slide. Solving St. Nick’s murder is the only way to get back to cozy nights by the fire with her cop boyfriend Marner in time for some Christmas mistletoe… IT’S A GHOST’S LIFE When the bitterly cold days of January descend on Cleveland, Bailey Burke finds her “Put It Where?” home staging business is as frozen as her toes. The only bright spot is the return of her friend Ryan after his eviction from heaven. Especially since no other dead people seem to be harassing her in recent weeks. Yet when her grandmother’s bingo buddy turns up frozen solid in a stranger’s back yard, Bailey is the only one who finds the death suspicious. Bailey knows fashion and she knows Vera, a one-time film star, would not be caught dead, literally, in a stained nightgown and cheetah-print boots. Determined it prove it is homicide and not dementia, she enlists Ryan’s help to investigate, despite his ghostly limitations. GHOSTS LIKE IT HOT Bailey escapes the frozen winter with her boyfriend, Detective Jake Marner, and heads south. But in a city like Key West, murder and ghosts don’t take a vacation. A romantic sunset cruise turns not-so-romantic when a body floats by, followed by an abandoned yacht--the passengers missing. So much for searching for her lost shaker of salt. Instead she’s tracking down a killer who has left no clues. DANCES WITH GHOSTS Spring has sprung in Cleveland and Bailey is facing all kinds of major life changes. Marner’s mother needs her help planning a thirtieth birthday party for him, including dance lessons for Bailey and Jake. Which would be fun, except their instructor appears to have tangoed with the wrong partner. She’s found dead on the dance floor, a butchered ballroom teacher with multiple stab wounds. Can Bailey and her two favorite guys solve the case of the killer Cha Cha?
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Death rituals ideology and the development of early Mesopotamian kingship

It was therefore to Utu that the living appealed when they had troubles with ghosts, as indicated in documents such as the Incantation to Utu.7 Upon death, the ghost was not instantaneously transported to the netherworld.

Author: Andrew C. Cohen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004146358

Category: History

Page: 244

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At the beginning of Mesopotamia s Early Dynastic period, the political landscape was dominated by temple administrators, but by the end of the period, rulers whose titles we translate as king assumed control. This book argues that the ritual process of mourning, burying, and venerating dead elites contributed to this change. Part one introduces the rationale for seeing rituals as a means of giving material form to ideology and, hence, structuring overall power relations. Part two presents archaeological and textual evidence for the death rituals. Part three interprets symbolic objects found in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, showing they reflect ideological doctrines promoting the office of kingship. This book will be particularly useful for scholars of Mesopotamian archaeology and history.
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