The Ka of Gifford Hillary

I am in prison awaiting trial for the murder of my wife's lover.

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448213412

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I am in prison awaiting trial for the murder of my wife's lover... My version of what occurred is so utterly fantastic that it is certain to be taken as an attempt by me to show that I am mad. But the doctors have already agreed that I am sane; so for myself I see no escape from the gallows. Nevertheless, I swear by Almighty God that all I am about to dictate into a recording machine is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. With Sir Gifford Hillary and Wing Commander Johnny Norton involved in plans to counter the might of Soviet Russia, interest soon centres on the evil Lady Ankaret and the tragedy which occurred at Longshot Hall, South Hampshire, on the night of the 9th September. A victim is struck down, and from that moment onwards the events which follow seem, at first, fantastic and unbelievable–but are later realised to be entirely logical. What does happen after death? And why should Sir Gifford find himself in prison, on trial for his life?
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Horror Fiction

( Wheatley , The Devil Rides 100 ) In The Ka of Gifford Hillary , Hillary , suspected of the murder of his wife's lover , writes convincingly in diary and statement to explain that he could not have been so involved , as he was ...

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082641561X

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series focuses on genres such asScience Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime, and the other focuses on movements or styles often associated with historicaland cultural locations—Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.Authors covered in this volume includeWilliam Peter Blatty, Ira Levine, BramStoker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter,Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Anne Rice,and Washington Irving.
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Ancient Egypt a Very Short Introduction 2nd Edition

If the body had disintegrated or become unrecognizable the ka would not be able to feed and the chances of ... the concept of the Egyptian ka came in the form of a Dennis Wheatley novel : The Ka of Gifford Hillary , published in 1956 ...

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198845461

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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination, from mummies and pyramids, to curses and rituals. In this second edition of his Very Short Introduction, Ian Shaw explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, and examines the latest research on Ancient Egyptian ideas of death, kingship, religion, race, sex, and gender.
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The Sun Sharer

Jack remembered as a teenager reading many Dennis Wheatley books and so he googled on the seven levels of consciousness mentioned in The Ka of Gifford Hillary. 'The ancient Egyptians believed that each human being had a soul attached to ...

Author: Jack George Edmunson

Publisher: Jack George Edmunson

ISBN: 9780956470911

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The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

It is for his eight black magic novels – The Devil Rides Out (1934), Strange Conflict (1941), The Haunting of Toby Jugg (1948), To the Devil a Daughter (1953), The Ka of Gifford Hillary (1956), The Satanist (1960), They Used Dark Forces ...

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119210412

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
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Only One Woman

February 1st 1969 I read The Ka of Gifford Hillary on the bus all the way to Leighton Buzzard. I'd spoken to Scott on the phone the night before and he was a chapter ahead of me, so I had some catching up to do.

Author: Christina Jones

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781783757329

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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READERS LOVE THIS CAPTIVATING TALE FROM JANE RISDON AND CHRISTINA JONES! 'Absolutely enchanting book which took me right back to the late 60s...' ***** Reader review 'Loved the characters...loved the story...loved the book!!' ***** Reader review 'WOW WOW WOW absolutely loved this book. So cleverly written...' ***** Reader review 'I loved this book. I loved stepping back in time and the music played through my head as if it was real!' ***** Reader review 'An excellent job, well done, and heartily recommended' ***** Reader review ___________________________________________________ Two women, one love story. June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But, after a romantic summer together, they are torn apart when Renza's family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He's the most beautiful boy she's ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she'll take it. As the colourful and final year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott? ___________________________________________________
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Vendetta in Spain

... of Ill-Omen Black Magic The Haunting of Toby Jugg The KA of Gifford Hillary Unholy Crusade Short Stories Mediterranean Nights Gunmen, Gallants and Ghosts This electronic edition published in 2013 by Bloomsbury Reader Bloomsbury.

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448212651

Category: Fiction

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Spain, 1906. The Duke de Richleau has not yet succeeded his father, and is still the Count de Quesnoy. Anarchism permeates every country in Europe, and not a night passes without groups of fanatics meeting in cellars to plan attempts with knives, pistols or bombs against the representatives of law and order. A bomb outrage gives de Quesnoy ample cause to vow vengeance on the assassins. His attempt to penetrate anarchist circles in Barcelona nearly costs him his life. In San Sebastian, Granada and Cadiz he hunts and is hunted by them in a ruthless vendetta. A rich novel packed with true history, subtle intrigue, sudden violence, terrorism, blackmail and suspense, alongside the bitter-sweet romance between gallant young de Quesnoy and the beautiful Condesa Gulia.
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The Devil Rides Out

... Star of IllOmen Black Magic The Haunting of Toby Jugg The KA of Gifford Hillary Unholy Crusade Short Stories Mediterranean Nights Gunmen, Gallants and Ghosts This electronic edition published in 2013 by Bloomsbury Reader Bloomsbury.

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448212569

Category: Fiction

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The aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts. When his good friend Simon Aron's naïve curiosity is tested, the Duke, along with his ever-patient friends Rex Van Ryn, and Richard Eaton, must intricately plot a means of both physical and spiritual rescue. But with Van Ryn's affections for a beautiful woman caught in the web of Satanists, and Eaton's ongoing scepticism, they all risk being brought to the verge of madness through dabbling with the powers of evil. From London to the West Country, the slums of Paris to a Christian monastery, the action of this powerful occult thriller moves with fantastic, compelling force.
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The Other Side of Pop

In fact mother and son devour Wheatley's occult novels holus-bolus: To the Devil—A Daughter, The Ka of Gifford Hillary... One she doesn't give Pop is The Irish Witch, because the book hasn't been written yet. Not that she would've let ...

Author: Graham Jackson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359220854

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The Quest of Julian Day

Star of IllOmen Black Magic The Haunting of Toby Jugg The KA of Gifford Hillary Unholy Crusade Short Stories Mediterranean Nights Gunmen, Gallants and Ghosts This electronic edition published in 2014 by Bloomsbury Reader Bloomsbury.

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448212682

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1938 - 20 Jan 1939 Julian Day, while seeking revenge upon those who had ruined his career in the Diplomatic Service, becomes drawn into a quest for treasure, buried for over 2,000 years. It was for lovely Sylvia Shane that Julian decided to set out upon his quest, but it was the damnably dangerous yet adorable Princess Oonas Shahamalek who delayed his going. Julian's quest takes him through a night in the Tomb of the Sacred Bulls in Alexandria, dope-running in the City of the Dead outside Cairo, white-slaving on the Suez Canal, a fight for life in a Pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, to the final dénouement in the middle of the waterless Libyan Desert, 500 miles from civilization.
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