Before the Krewe of Hunters, there was Harrison Investigations. Together for the first time in one value box set, three stories of romantic suspense tinged with ghosts and mystery, only from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. The Presence Toni MacNally buys a run-down Scottish castle to turn it into a tourist destination, completed by inventing the perfect story about the ghost of the imaginary laird Bruce MacNiall. Then someone arrives claiming to actually be Laird MacNiall—a tall, dark, formidable Scot. Around the same time, the bodies of young women are being found in the nearby town. Toni’s sinister, lifelike dreams suggest the impostor is connected to the recent deaths. Bruce claims he wants to help catch the murderer. But even if she wants to, can Toni trust him…when her visions seem to suggest the tempting laird might be the murderer? The Séance A chill falls over Christina Hardy’s housewarming party when talk turns to a recent murder that has all the hallmarks of the so-called ÔInterstate Killer’ murders from fifteen years before. To lighten the mood, the guests drag out an old Ouija board for a little spooky fun—and that’s when things become truly terrifying. Cop-turned-writer Jed Braden is skeptical of Christina’s ghostly encounters, but his police sources confirm all the intimate details of the case—her otherworldly source is reliable, and the body count is growing. The spirits are right. The Interstate Killer is still out there, and Christina’s life is hanging in the balance between this world and the next. Nightwalker One night, desperate for money to support her grandfather, Jessy Sparhawk places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she’s collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back, and crashes into her, pinning her to the table. Hired to investigate the murder, private detective Dillon Wolf finds himself fascinated by the gorgeous redhead who’d been trapped beneath the victim—and by the single word the dying man had whispered in her ear. Indigo. One murder leads to another as Dillon and Jessy realize that the nightmare is only just beginning—and that the dead still have a hand left to play.
Return to the thrilling world of Harrison Investigations. Before the Krewe of Hunters, there was Adam Harrison’s PI firm. Available for the first time in a value box set, stories 4 - 6 in the series—classic paranormal romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. The Dead Room A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived an explosion that took the life of her fiancé. Since then she’s slowly come to terms with both her loss and an unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts, a “gift” received in the wake of her brush with death. Now she’s returned to lower Manhattan, site of the explosion, to investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a deadly conspiracy against the city’s women—including Leslie herself. The Death Dealer Genevieve O’Brien’s knows all about nightmares. She survived two months as a psychopath’s prisoner, and now a new menace stalks the city. She turns to PI Joe Connolly, her past rescuer, friend and…hopefully something more, if he would just quit avoiding her. At first Joe isn’t sure there is a case. But the body count rises, and it’s clear that a twisted killer is on the loose. Even more unsettling is the guidance he starts receiving from beyond the grave, warning of some terrible danger ahead. But can even the spirits stay the hand of a madman bent on murder? Unhallowed Ground When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in renovations, she makes a grim discovery: hidden within the walls are the remains of dozens of bodies—some dating back over a century. The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark history. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can’t stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice.
Go back to where it all began! Before the Krewe of Hunters, there was Harrison Investigations. Available for the first time in a value box set, the first three stories in the series—thrilling paranormal romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. HAUNTED Matt Stone doesn’t believe in ghosts. Although his home, a historic Virginia estate that dates back to the Revolutionary War, has seen some strange happenings lately. Pressured to get at the truth, he agrees to let Harrison Investigations explore. But he isn’t ready for beautiful, intriguing Darcy Tremayne, or the skeletons she’s about to discover. Because it’s much more than a simple mystery from the distant past—Melody House holds a very real and lethal danger, one that will cast Darcy into a struggle against the worlds of both the living and the dead. GHOST WALK As manager of a successful New Orleans haunted-tour company, Nikki DuMonde doesn’t scare easily. So a visit frin one of her employees in the middle of the night doesn’t faze her, until she learns the woman brutally murdered—at the exact time Nikki swears she was in her room. No one believes her except for Brent Blackhawk, a paranormal investigator desperately trying to forget his tragic past. When he realizes ghosts are trying to reach out to Nikki, he knows that she, too, must listen to the dead…if she wants to keep living. THE VISION It seems like any other salvage dive—until Genevieve Wallace sees a vision of a dead woman in the water. A dead woman who opens her eyes and looks directly at her… But no one, including her diving partner Thor Thompson, believes her. Then a body washes up on shore, and everyone assumes this is what Genevieve saw. But she knows it’s definitely not the ghost she encountered, but another victim of the same brutal killer. With the threat of death is coming closer, she and Thor somehow have to link a violent past with a present-day mystery…because if they don’t, the power of death will possess them, too.
Classic paranormal romantic suspense from the queen of the genre! Rediscover this thrilling world where the dead can speak, only from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. When Deep Down Salvage begins the hunt for the Josephine Marie, it seems like any other dive…until Genevieve Wallace sees the vision of a dead woman in the water, her vacant eyes boring into Genevieve’s very soul. Terrified and confused by what she saw, Genevieve is haunted by the memory, but no one—including her diving partner Thor Thompson—believes her. When a dead woman washes up on shore, everyone assumes this is Genevieve’s “vision,” but Genevieve knows the truth: the dead woman is not the ghost she saw but another victim of the same brutal killer. Sensing that the threat of death is coming closer, she and Thor are forced to acknowledge that some things can’t be explained, but simply are. Somehow they have to link a violent past with a present-day mystery or risk losing themselves in an abyss of terror. Originally published in 2006
Appropriate for use in early courses in baccalaureate curricula; in RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN courses; and as a resource for practicing nurses and graduate students, Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8th Edition equips students and new nurses to positively impact their careers and the nursing profession. This leading text details what it means to be a professional nurse — the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. This edition features new information on QSEN, Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Valuable learning aids throughout every chapter include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, concepts & challenges, and ideas for further exploration. This edition discusses the current state of the nursing profession, standards and scope of practice, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, and future challenges for the nursing profession. Evidence-based Practice boxes highlight problems identified in patient care, the nursing researcher’s questions and research, the results of that research, and the resultant recommendations for care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture on the way in which nurses fulfill their roles and the way in which patients experience healthcare. Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Thinking Critically Challenges present questions or scenarios for in-depth consideration of relevant issues. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Discusses the implications of social media on nursing, including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you in review and test prep. EXPANDED! Additional QSEN information helps develop your knowledge, skills, and attitudes. NEW! Electronic Health Record information readies you to electronically keep track of patients’ medical records. EXPANDED! Additional information on evidence-based practice prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. UPDATED! Additional information on national patient safety goals keeps you current. EXPANDED! More content on stressors and work/life balance, so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. EXPANDED! Additional content on workplace issues helps eliminate some surprises down the line. NEW! Professional Profile boxes spotlight individuals in the field. NEW! Nurses Doing Research boxes give insight into nursing experiences
Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933
Author: Maureen A. Flanagan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Examines activist women's perspectives on the city of Chicago, covering women's organizations ranging from elite white women's clubs to middle-class African American women's groups and working-class women's trade unions.
The story of the creation of the Book of Mormon has been told many times, and often ridiculed. A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon presents and examines the primary sources surrounding the origin of the foundational text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the most successful new religion of modern times. The scores of documents transcribed and annotated in this book include family histories, journal entries, letters, affidavits, reminiscences, interviews, newspaper articles, and book extracts, as well as revelations dictated in the name of God. From these texts emerges the captivating story of what happened (and what was believed or rumored to have happened) between September 1823-when the seventeen-year-old farm boy Joseph Smith announced that an angel of God had directed him to an ancient book inscribed on gold plates-and March 1830, when the Book of Mormon was first published. By compiling for the first time a substantial collection of both first- and secondhand accounts relevant to the inception of the divine revelation-or clever fraud-that launched a new world religion, A Documentary History makes a significant contribution to the rapidly growing field of Mormon Studies.
Melvin Harris, a researcher and broadcaster for the BBC, has written a fascinating expose of long-lived "psychic mysteries." Investigating the Unexplained examines many claims made by the proponents of the paranormal. Harris' work led him into the worlds of ghosts and demons, haunted houses, and spirit mediums. He checked up on reports of reincarnation, poltergeists, a mummy's curse, and eyewitness accounts of "little green children." This book gives us the real facts behind the famous Amityville Horror hoax, the hypnotic regressions to past lives recorded on the much-publicized Bloxham tapes, the "psychic detectives" involved in the search for Jack the Ripper, and many other "fully authenticated" but incredible tales. Harris went back to the primary sources of these stories and found he was always able to say, "Sorry, you've been duped!" For every legend he debunks, Harris present the facts. He shows us how and why a hoax was perpetrated. Often the public grasps on to someone else's story and, before long, these tales are mythologized and believed to be truths. Investigating the Unexplained is an exciting look at psychic mysteries and the facts behind them.
The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks. In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members have made to America. New in the second edition: Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organizational identity Investigation of hazing rituals Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organizations Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organizations Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries