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Secondhand Spirits

A Witchcraft Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101082171

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Love the vintage- not the ghosts Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom?

Brownies and Broomsticks

A Magical Bakery Mystery

Author: Bailey Cates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585307

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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EASY BAKE COVEN Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells! When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer..

What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

Author: Gail de Vos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598846345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends

Hexes and Hemlines

A Witchcraft Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515495

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lily gets called away from her vintage clothing store to give police a witch's take on how the leader of a rationalist society could be murdered, surrounded by superstitions he discredited. Evidence points to dark witchcraft. Lily's determined to use magic of her own to find the murderer, before everyone's luck runs out.

If Walls Could Talk

A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476574

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself...

A Cast-Off Coven

A Witchcraft Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101187982

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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San Francisco vintage clothing store owner Lily Ivory must put her more magical abilities to good use in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling Witchcraft series. When some students get spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, Lily Ivory is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In exchange for her help, she’s been promised a trunk full of Victorian era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet. What she finds at the foot of the stairs leading to the bell tower is a body—a wealthy patron of the school who has been murdered. She uses her sleuthing skills in between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max, a “mythbuster” uncomfortable with her witchcraft. Soon Lily senses something from the school’s vintage clothes. But it’s not the smell of mothballs—it’s the unmistakable aura of evil intent...

Dead Bolt

A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101558997

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops... The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house, and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her reputation-before it's too late.

A Haunting Is Brewing

A Haunted Home Renovation and a Witchcraft Mystery Novella

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698181921

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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In this all-new novella, New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell’s popular characters from her Witchcraft Mysteries and Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries find themselves joining forces to solve a supernatural dilemma… When Mel Turner is hired to rehab an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for a Halloween bash, she’s expecting the normal challenges—old wiring, bad plumbing, maybe a ghostly specter or two. But when a young man is killed after spending the night in the house, and the mannequins in the attic start to come to life, it’s clear that this is serious paranormal activity. Maybe this time, a real witch is needed. Recommended by a mutual friend, vintage clothes expert Lily Ivory arrives to offer her help with the mannequins. Armed with Lily’s spells and Mel’s know-how, the two women must figure out the cause of all of the ghostly commotion—before Mel’s renovation project turns into even more of a deadly haunt… Includes previews of Keeper of the Castle: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery and Spellcasting in Silk: A Witchcraft Mystery. Praise for the novels of Juliet Blackwell: “Blackwell’s writing is like that of a master painter, placing a perfect splash of detail, drama, color, and whimsy in all the right places!”—New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie “Extraordinarily entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine “A winning combination of cozy mystery, architectural history, and DIY with a ghost story thrown in.”—The Mystery Reader “Blackwell mixes reality and witchcraft beautifully…outstanding storytelling skills.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for the New York Times bestselling mystery author who also writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover’s Mystery series as Hailey Lind. The first in that series, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. As owner of her own faux-finish and design studio, the author has spent many days and nights on construction sites renovating beautiful historic homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California.

Home For the Haunting

A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626844

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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No good deed goes unpunished. San Francisco contractor Mel Turner is leading a volunteer home renovation project, and while she expects lots of questions from her inexperienced crew, she can’t help asking a few of her own—especially about the haunted house next door…the place local kids call the Murder House. But when volunteers discover a body while cleaning out a shed, questions pile up faster than discarded lumber. Mel notices signs of ghostly activity next door and she wonders: Are the Murder House ghosts reaching out to her for help, or has the house claimed another victim? Now, surprised to find herself as the SFPD’s unofficial “ghost consultant,” Mel must investigate murders both past and present before a spooky killer finishes another job.

Die Geisterfeger

Roman

Author: Wendy Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442471140

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Page: 346

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Sadie Novak ist von Beruf Tatortreinigerin - und manchmal erscheinen ihr bei ihrer Arbeit die Geister der ermordeten Menschen. Dabei erfährt sie eines Tages, dass der wahre Mörder einer Frau noch längst nicht gefunden ist und macht sich auf die Suche nach ihm ...

Secondhand-Zeit

Leben auf den Trümmern des Sozialismus

Author: Swetlana Alexijewitsch

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446244123

Category: History

Page: 592

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Der Kalte Krieg ist seit über zwanzig Jahren vorbei, doch das postsowjetische Russland sucht noch immer nach einer neuen Identität. Während man im Westen nach wie vor von der Gorbatschow-Zeit schwärmt, will man sie in Russland am liebsten vergessen. Inzwischen gilt Stalin dort vielen, auch unter den Jüngeren, wieder als großer Staatsmann, wie überhaupt die sozialistische Vergangenheit immer öfter nostalgisch verklärt wird. Für Swetlana Alexijewitsch leben die Russen gleichsam in einer Zeit des "secondhand", der gebrauchten Ideen und Worte. Wie ein vielstimmiger Chor erzählen die Menschen in ihrem neuen Buch von der radikalen gesellschaftlichen Umwälzung in den zurückliegenden Jahren.

Alhambra

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Bracebridge hall

Author: Washington Irving

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Biographies and Miscellanies

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 487

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Spanish Papers and Other Miscellanies, Hitherto Unpublished Or Uncollected

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Spain

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Works of Washington Irving

Author: Washington Irving

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Das Haus der vergessenen Bücher

Author: Christopher Morley

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170102

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York, 1919. Roger Mifflin hat seine größte Leidenschaft, das Lesen, zum Beruf gemacht. In seinem Antiquariat in Brooklyn findet man ihn dort, wo der Tabakrauch am dichtesten ist. Unterstützt wird er von seiner ebenso patenten wie resoluten Ehefrau und seinem Hund Bock - Bock wie Boccaccio. Bücher sind Mifflins Leben. Von Werbemaßnahmen für sein Geschäft will er allerdings nichts wissen, und so lässt er den jungen Aubrey Gilbert, angestellt bei der Grey Matter Agency, ziemlich abblitzen, als der ihm seine Dienste anbietet. Dennoch freunden sich die beiden an, und bald kommt Gilbert täglich ins Geschäft. Was auch an Mifflins neuer Hilfskraft liegen mag - der schönen Titania Chapman, deren Leben in Gefahr zu sein scheint. Und das gilt nicht nur für ihr Leben ...

Ein todsicherer Plan

Roman

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641200113

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In San Francisco verschwinden die Seelen der Toten – um sie zu retten, braucht Charlie Asher einen todsicheren Plan ... In San Francisco gehen seltsame Dinge vor sich: Die Seelen der Toten verschwinden einfach im Nichts, statt ins Jenseits zu gelangen. Sie dort sicher hinzugeleiten, war eigentlich der Job des Totenboten Charlie Asher. Doch der kann diese Aufgabe schon länger nicht mehr erfüllen, und sein Nachfolger Alphonse Rivera hat seinen Auftrag monatelang ignoriert – ohne dass etwas Schreckliches geschehen wäre. Doch dann nimmt das Unglück seinen Lauf, und die Welt droht im Chaos zu versinken. Nur Charlie und seine Freunde können sie jetzt noch retten. Aber dazu brauchen sie einen Plan – einen todsicheren Plan ...

Bitter Spirits

Author: Jenn Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636378

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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It’s the roaring twenties, and San Francisco is a hotbed of illegal boozing, raw lust, and black magic. The fog-covered Bay Area can be an intoxicating scene, particularly when you specialize in spirits… Aida Palmer performs a spirit medium show onstage at Chinatown’s illustrious Gris-Gris speakeasy. However, her ability to summon (and expel) the dead is more than just an act. Winter Magnusson is a notorious bootlegger who’s more comfortable with guns than ghosts—unfortunately for him, he’s the recent target of a malevolent hex that renders him a magnet for hauntings. After Aida’s supernatural assistance is enlisted to banish the ghosts, her spirit-chilled aura heats up as the charming bootlegger casts a different sort of spell on her... On the hunt for the curseworker responsible for the hex, Aida and Winter become drunk on passion. And the closer they become, the more they realize they have ghosts of their own to exorcise…

Beer and Spirits

A Guide to Haunted Pubs in the Black Country and Surrounding Area

Author: Andrew Homer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445626829

Category: History

Page: 96

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