Australia has been invaded. Nothing is as it was. Six teenagers are living out their nightmare in the sanctuary of a hidden valley called Hell. Alone, they make their own rules, protect what is theirs, and struggle for courage and hope in a world changed forever. Seeking supplies, allies, and information, the friends make forays into enemy territory, drawing on nerve and resourcefulness they never even knew they had. As the risks become greater, so too do the sacrifices they must make. Intense, passionate, and compulsive, The Dead of Night continues the frighteningly real story begun in Tomorrow, When the War Began.
Brad Morris isn't the only killer in his family. When his teenage daughter Hadley accidentally kills a friend, Brad knows exactly how to cover it up -- as an assassin, he's been getting rid of bodies for years. But he has no idea how to shepherd his daughter through the guilt and remorse that's eating her alive. Despite everything Brad does to keep her out of jail, she still wants to confess. Brad doubts that the police will believe Hadley's claim that Nate was threatening her, and he can't bear to see Hadley go to jail. Worse, the social worker who's searching for Nate won't leave the Morris family alone. Unless Brad finds a way to pin the murder on someone else, it's only a matter of time before Hadley lets the truth slip out. Will Brad's false trail lead the police and the social worker to a believable dead end? Or will he have to confess to Nate's murder to save his little girl? Dead of Night is the third book in the new Stacy Claflin and Nolon King thriller series, Dead For Good. Pick up your copy today!
'Compulsively readable' New York Times Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. Their country has been invaded. Everyone they know has been captured. Their world has changed overnight. And now their band is divided. Kevin and Corrie are captured. Meanwhile, Ellie discovers that there are other rebels out there, fighting the invaders - but who are they and can they be trusted? The Dead of Night continues this gripping story about teenagers facing warfare amid the intensity of first love. Would you sacrifice everything to save your country and your family? Fans of Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and Michael Grant - prepare to be hooked by the Tomorrow series.
In this classic from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, two people are destined to be together…if a killer doesn’t get to them first… Sara Douglas watched as Nick Tyson emerged from the heavy rain, broken and battered. She’d returned to Cape Darkwood, and the cliff side mansion that held her family’s secrets, to research her parents’ murder—and stop the nightmares. As chief of police, Sara knew Nick could help. But his mere presence had always left her breathless… Few people understood how much Nick had lost, but while Sara ran, Nick had nowhere else to go. Instead, he patrolled a divided town whose secrets lay dormant at the bottom of the cliffs. Nick wouldn’t let that be Sara’s fate, no matter how much it pained him to see her again. Their pasts linked by tragedy, the truth would finally give them a fresh start. But only if the keeper of that truth allowed it… Originally published in 2007
Thirty-seven-year-old script supervisor Jared Dunkin, called J., is camping in the corner of his inherited house above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. In his move, he brought only his autograph collection and his Barcelona chairs. Orphaned and disconsolate, J. is doing nothing with his love of film and very little with his history degree. Out of the blue, he meets thirty-year-old Mary Ellen Higgen—called Emmy—while at a voting precinct on a February Tuesday and decides she might be the girl for him. But when he raves to his grandmother about Emmy, she warns him not to see the girl again—although she doesn’t say why. Everyone in Hollywood has a personal celebrity. For J., it’s his grandmother, who came to Hollywood in the late forties as Miss South Dakota and third runner-up to Miss America. She made movies and married the head of make-up as he started the successful line of Ingénue Cosmetics. Emmy’s celebrity is her late, swashbuckling, movie star grandfather who had made a film with J.’s Grandstar. Although they’re in love, J. and Emmy may have too much in common. Just as he finds a career, J. finds his personal life spiraling out of control in a spectacular fashion worthy of a soap opera.
Absynthe wondered if she would ever wake up from the nightmare she was living. Her father had left when she was just six years old. Her mother was killed in a car crash Absynthe caused. Life used to be good, daresay perfect, but suddenly the tired girl found herself struggling to heal her bleeding wounds and cope with her abrupt loss. Over and over again, she questioned why she bothered to live in a world devoid of hope and love, and she began to fade away into her depressionher nightmare. She knew that some say falling sensations can bring a sleeping person to jolt awake. So alone in the dead of night, Absynthe Vida stepped out onto a ledge and into the wind. And she awoke.
One hundred twenty years had passed since the murders of the seven slaves. Their resting place remained undisturbed for more than a century. However, that was to change when the city agreed to sell the land to a real estate developer. Through greed and corruption, some of those involved refused to acknowledge the graves as "hallowed ground." Francois DuBont was an ancestor of one of the murdered slaves. He understood the significance of that burial site. When the city and its developers moved to construct the project, DuBont swore vengeance against all those involved. Gail Jensen was a detective in the New York City Police Department. As long as she can remember, Gail dreamed of becoming a police officer. After having a near death experience as a child at the hands of a killer, Gail was determined to rid society of its predators. What Detective Jensen did not know was there was an evil force walking among the living. A force that could raise the dead. Detective Gail Jensen would face her greatest challenge trying to save New York City from the walking dead. In order to do that, Detective Jensen would have to confront evil at the dead of night.
The Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured contributions from some of the finest directors, writers and technicians ever to work in British film; this is the first time a single book has been dedicated to its analysis
Released a matter of days after the end of the Second World War and a dozen years ahead of the first full-blooded Hammer Horror, the Ealing Studios horror anthology film Dead of Night featured contributions from some of the finest directors, writers and technicians ever to work in British film. Since its release it has become evermore widely regarded as a keystone in the architecture of horror cinema, both nationally and internationally, yet for a film that packs such a reputation this is the first time a single book has been dedicated to its analysis. Beginning with a brief plot précis 'road map' in order to aid navigation through the film's stories, there follows a discussion of Dead of Night's individual stories, including its frame tale ('Linking Narrative'), a consideration of the potency of stillness and the suspension of time as devices for eliciting goose bumps, an appraisal of the film in relation to the very English tradition of the festive ghost story, and an analysis of the British post-war male gender crisis embodied by a number of the film’s protagonists. The book includes a selection of rarely seen pre-production designs produced by the film’s acclaimed production designer, Michael Relph.
An exploration of the many forms of the ancient myth of the Wild Hunt and its influence in pagan and early Christian Europe • Recounts the myriad variations of this legend, from the Cursed Huntsman and King Herla to phantom armies and vast processions of sinners and demons • Explains how this belief was an integral part of the pagan worldview and was thus employed by the church to spread Christian doctrine • Reveals how the secret societies of medieval Europe reenacted these ghostly processions for soul travel and prophecies of impending death Once upon a time a phenomenon existed in medieval Europe that continuously fueled local lore: during the long winter nights a strange and unknown troop could be heard passing outside over the land or through the air. Anyone caught by surprise in the open fields or depths of the woods would see a bizarre procession of demons, giants, hounds, ladies of the night, soldiers, and knights, some covered in blood and others carrying their heads beneath their arms. This was the Wild or Infernal Hunt, the host of the damned, the phantom army of the night--a theme that still inspires poets, writers, and painters to this day. Millennia older than Christianity, this pagan belief was employed by the church to spread their doctrine, with the shapeshifters' and giants of the pagan nightly processions becoming sinners led by demons seeking out unwary souls to add to their retinues. Myth or legend, it represents a belief that has deep roots in Europe, particularly Celtic and Scandinavian countries. The first scholar to fully examine this myth in each of its myriad forms, Claude Lecouteux strips away the Christian gloss and shows how the Wild Hunt was an integral part of the pagan worldview and the structure of their societies. Additionally, he looks at how secret societies of medieval Europe reenacted these ghostly processions through cult rituals culminating in masquerades and carnival-like cavalcades often associated with astral doubles, visions of the afterlife, belief in multiple souls, and prophecies of impending death. He reveals how the nearly infinite variations of this myth are a still living, evolving tradition that offers us a window into the world in which our ancestors lived.
“Hours From the Night” is a fantastic collection of classic essays by a variety of famous writers all connected through a common theme: night time. Including essays from such prolific writers as Charles Dickens and Andrew Lang, this collection will appeal to night owles and literature lovers with a penchant for the nocturnal. Contents include: “Night Walks, by Charles Dickens”, “Night and Moonlight, by Henry David Thoreau”, “On Lying Awake at Night, by Stewart Edward White”, “A Night in the Garden of the Tuileries, by Charles Dudley Warner”, “Nocturne, by Simeon Strunsky”, “Idle Hours, by Robert Louis Stevenson”, “The Streets — Night, by Charles Dickens”, “On a Shiny Night, by A. G. Gardiner”, “Summer Nights, by Andrew Lang”, and “The Mystery of Night, by Hamilton Wright Mabie”. Read & Co. Great Essays is publishing this brand new collection of classic essays now for the enjoyment of a new generation of readers.
An expose of contemporary life seen from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. Shaun, a country boy, is orphaned after a bushfire and must now live in the city where he meets many lonely, mixed-up residents. Can his world of benign nature and theirs of dispirited culture, be reconciled? It is a story of polarities: the country and the city; nature and culture; the material and the digital; the spirit and the flesh; lost faith and renewed hope.