In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer.Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. As the ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town's emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer's ruthless, twisted plan for revenge --p.  of cover
For those with "the gift," the River is where they go to see things that others cannot; a realm co-existing with our own, filled with ghosts. There's a place in the River that most gifteds will not explore: The Dark River. Its reputation as a place of evil and addiction are well known, and only the foolish, desperate, or depraved would dare to enter. Derick was once a cop who, like every other cop, ignored the strange and inexplicable things that would pop up every now and then in his police work. After he retired, he decided to explore these unresolved things, and he discovered a clandestine world of people who are able to communicate with the dead. Though not gifted himself, he found a way to not only enter the Dark River, but also to make some money, taking contracts to pull people out and back to the real world. This time, the contract he takes turns out to be more than he bargained for, and it takes him deeper into the Dark River than he ever wanted to go. He faces strange, sadistic creatures, an infection that requires routine treatments to keep at bay, and the constant threat of firestorms as he escorts a woman with a secret through the foreboding landscape to her destination in a rebel town. A is a fast-paced paranormal mystery, filled with strange twists and turns in a sinister setting. It's the first book in The Dark River series, set in the same universe as its companion series, The Downwinders and The River.
Author's NoteWhen I was young, I thought my father was the true author ofOliver Twist. Just as little Oliver was abused in an orphanage, so was my father similarly mistreated in such a place. "The food was terrible," he told me, "and sometimes it had green stuff floating in it. Once we did have something decent, so I asked for more. Boy did I catch hell."As I grew older, I realized that Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist before my father, Wesley Tooper, was born. He never read the book, nor did he know it existed, but both he and Dickens knew what they were talking about.Dark Brown is the River was inspired by my father's story. I have presented it as he, and others-my mother, Aunt Lilly, her daughters Wanda and Jackie, Uncle Cleve (who got my father out of "more jams than you could cover bread with"), and old Kate Tooper-told it to me in bits and pieces as I was growing up. What dialogue and events I created, I have done so with the knowledge of the characters in mind-how they would speak, act, and react under certain situations.My other sources are letters I found in my mother's closet long after my father's death. Some were written in the caboose of an Illinois Central steam train, others on a troop ship sailing "across the pond," others in the trenches of World War I and a French hospital for victims of mustard gas. I discovered other letters written in many locations and under different and sometimes dire circumstances. Those I have included in my book are exactly as they were written.-Dorothy Tooper Lund
A deluge of poems that bend and meander in myriad ways to finally meet in a sea of emotions.Of identity, thirst, allusions and secrets; of travellers in the silences of the night; of the beauty without and within; and of love, hope, death and resurrection - Dark River is a palette combining the art of story telling with poetry, taking the reader on a voyage of the intricacies of human nature - and the darkness surrounding it.
30 in American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series Jacob Nashoba's journey has taken him from his Choctaw homeland in Mississippi to Vietnam and finally to a small reservation in the mountains of eastern Arizona. A tribal ranger, he lives among people far different from any he has known. Balanced precariously between isolation and community, he is drawn to both the fastness of a remote river canyon and the Apaches who have come to be the only family he has. Nashoba's world is peopled by, among others, a bright young man who sells vision quests to romantic tourists, a determined elder whose power makes her a force to be reckoned with on the reservation, a resident anthropologist more "native" than the natives, a corrupt tribal chairman, a former Hollywood extra who shouts at reservation women the scraps of Italian he learned from other "Indian" actors, and the ranger's estranged wife. Confusion and violence follow their encounter with a right-wing militia group training secretly on tribal land. The contrast between these Rambo types and the various Native American characters typifies the sardonic humor running throughout this novel of contemporary Indian identity. Louis Owens, who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Krishan Chander is a stalwart of the Progressive Writers' Movement and a venerable name in Urdu and Hindi short story writing. His timeless stories astound both in terms of quality and sheer volume, yet he remains under-read outside his own languages. With simplicity and stylistic flair, this much-awaited volume brings together a novella and three stories that represent the best of his oeuvre. In 'The Dark River', a gothic tale of love and murder unfurls amidst great beauty. It will take all of Lata's strength to navigate the underbelly of Mumbai with nothing but a vermillion dream in 'Same Old Desire'. In 'Plums', the narrator realizes that there are things that time cannot touch: the citrus mischief of love, memories and plums. Even the most hardened criminal cowersbefore the silence of those who have nothing more to lose in 'Breaking the Strike'. Varied and evocative stories that carry the delicate essence of Urdu and Hindi into another language.
Alexa Romanes' play for young people traces the fortunes of the poorest of the human chain in Victorian London, from the mudlarks who scour the Thames mud for a pittance, to the crossing sweepers, costers and pickpockets. Into their midst comes a mysterious stranger, Sal, a maid-of-all-work from the country who is running from her Rotherhithe employer. The unsentimental yet sensitive treatment of its large cast of well-drawn characters and its flexible casting opportunities make this a great choice for schools and youth groups. The age-range is 11-16 for speaking parts, with numerous extra-opportunities for younger children. The songs, traditional and orginal, and dance routine can be performed by all the cast. The music is available separately.
A Bloody History of Australia's North-west Frontier
Author: David Price
Publisher: Fremantle Press
From searches for serial killers and missing persons to the persecution of migrants and Aboriginal people, David Price takes us back to a time when the line between lawmakers and criminals was lightly drawn. Based on a wide array of contemporaneous accounts of life in the Gascoyne, these sometimes shocking, sometimes disturbing true crime stories depict an era when laws served to maintain order rather than to secure justice. Dark Tales from the Long River offers a window into an evolving history of colonisation that is still struggling into the light.
The Lakeland Police have assigned Jack Richardson to a multi-agency task force to solve a string of murders plaguing two counties and an Indian Reservation. His girlfriend is a profiler with the FBI working on the kidnapping of a senator. Childhood friend Wesley Thunderfoot of the Tribal Police may be involved with the killings. Using the skills Wesas grandfather taught them, the two detectives are trying to find who is dumping the bodies along the banks of the Pawana River. Captivated with the stories of tribal folklore, you will watch two boys on their journey into manhood, and coming of age. Ride shotgun as they struggle to keep their personal lives personal. Like the cascading showers of Quail Falls, you too will be overcome with the greed and corruption. Summeras here, but wait for sunup, acause you wouldnat dare take a dip alone into thea]Dark River.
Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting with a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Reports by Col. J. G. Warren, Corps of Engineers, and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, of an Investigation Authorized by Public Resolution No. 8, Sixty-fifth Congress, of the Subject of Water Diversion from the Great Lakes and the Niagara River, Including Navigation, Sanitary, and Power Purposes, and the Preservation of the Scenic Beauty of Niagara Falls and the Rapids of Niagara River
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
River of Dark Dreams places the Cotton Kingdom at the center of worldwide webs of exchange and exploitation that extended across oceans and drove an insatiable hunger for new lands. This bold reaccounting dramatically alters our understanding of American slavery and its role in U.S. expansionism, global capitalism, and the upcoming Civil War.