Dirty Little Secrets

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9781481158640
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Fiction

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising... J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harboring secrets of her own -- secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrel

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9781940499079
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Fiction

Can ghosts really talk? J.J. Graves is about to find out when her past comes back to haunt her. But before she and Jack can resolve her past, they need to deal with his. Six years ago Jack was left for dead during a SWAT raid he commanded. He never speaks of what happened that day, but he doesn't have a choice after someone starts murdering his men. According to the FBI, Jack is either next on the list, or he's the one behind it all.

The J J Graves Mysteries

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9781620511831
Release Date: 2014-07-11
Genre: Fiction

Books 1-3 of the J.J. Graves Mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Liliana Hart available as a box set for the very first time! DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS: J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... When a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. Passions are rising... J.J and Jack discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own—secrets that make her a perfect target in a deadly game. A DIRTY SHAME: J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. Between her physical scars from being the target of a murderer and the emotional scars left by her parents, she doesn't know who she can trust. But death doesn't stop for anyone. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL: Can ghosts really talk? J.J. Graves is about to find out when her past comes back to haunt her. But before she and Jack can resolve her past, they need to deal with his. Six years ago Jack was left for dead during a SWAT raid he commanded. He never speaks of what happened that day, but he doesn't have a choice after someone starts murdering his men. According to the FBI, Jack is either next on the list, or he's the one behind it all.

Magika Hiera

Author: Christopher A. Faraone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195354834
Release Date: 1997-02-13
Genre: History

This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine whether the traditional dichotomy between magic and religion helps in any way to conceptualize the objective features of the evidence examined. Contributors include Christopher A. Faraone, J.H.M. Strubbe, H.S. Versnel, Roy Kotansky, John Scarborough, Samuel Eitrem, Fritz Graf, John J. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.R. Phillips.

The Ancient Sailing Season

Author: James Beresford
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004223523
Release Date: 2012-11-21
Genre: Transportation

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy during antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

The Poetics of Natural History

Author: Christoph Irmscher
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813526159
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

The Poetics of Natural History is about the "daydreams" of early American naturalists (from 1730 to 1868) and the collections they created around these dreams. Christoph Irmscher explores how, through the acts of organizing physical artifacts and reflecting upon their collections through writings and images, naturalists from John Bartram to Louis Agassiz were making sense of themselves and their world. These collections allowed them, in a way, to collect themselves. In the first part of his book, Irmscher offers us a guided tour of the actual collections, beginning in Bartram's disorderly botanical garden in Philadelphia and taking us through the artful display of animals in Charles Wilson Peale's collections and, finally, to the "halls of humbug" of P. T. Barnum's American Museum. The second part of the book moves away from the collections, and explores natural history words and images. Irmscher unforgettably describes American collectors' fascination and horror with the American rattlesnake, and invokes the violent and beautiful world of American birds as described in John James Audubon's paintings and writings. His book ends with a description of Louis Agassiz's 1865 expedition to Brazil as seen through the eyes of the young William James, who reluctantly gathered Brazilian fish while his mentor assembled "proof" that some human beings were less human than others.

Phantasms of the Living

Author: Edmund Gurney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108027335
Release Date: 2011-05-19
Genre: History

This 1886 publication investigating the connection between ghost-seeing and telepathy is a key source on Victorian psychical research.

A Dirty Shame

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9781480191556
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: Fiction

J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. Between her bodily scars from being the target of a murderer and the emotional scars left by her parents, she doesn't know who she can trust. But death doesn't stop for anyone. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.

A Fabulous Kingdom

Author: Charles Officer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199942763
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Nature

Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries--pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance. A Fabulous Kingdom charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They follow the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. The second edition features a section entitled "The New Arctic" that illuminates current scientific and environmental issues that threaten the region. Officer and Page discuss such topics as the science behind the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now depend on the ice, including polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; commerce in mining and natural resources, especially petroleum and natural gas; and predictions for the economic and environmental future of the region. Library Journal called the first edition a "winning fusion of adventure, suspense, and history."

A Good and Wise Measure

Author: Francis M. Carroll
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802083587
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

The story of the attempts to settle the original boundary between British North America and the United States. Though established by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the boundary was plagued by ambiguities and errors in the document.

The Book of Genesis in Late Antiquity

Author: Emmanouela Grypeou
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004245556
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Religion

This volume examines the relationship between rabbinic and Christian exegetical writings on the book of Genesis in the Eastern Roman Empire and Mesopotamia, and illuminates the history of relations between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity.

A Century of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 0870701517
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Art

Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

Entertainment Computing ICEC 2011

Author: Junia Anacleto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642245008
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2011, held in Vancouver, Canada, in October 2011, under the auspices of IFIP. The 20 revised long papers, 18 short papers and 24 poster papers and demos presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 initial submissions. The papers cover all main domains of entertainment computing, from interactive music to games, taking a wide range of scientific domains from aesthetic to computer science. The papers are organized in topical sections on story, active games, player experience, camera and 3D, educational entertainment, game development, self and identity, social and mobile entertainment; plus the four categories: demonstrations, posters, workshosp, and tutorial.

The Anthropology of Experience

Author: Victor Witter Turner
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252012495
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Social Science

"Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and cultural anthropology, and useful as well for other social scientists, folklorists, literary theorists, and philosophers."--Back cover.

Biomedicine and Alternative Healing Systems in America

Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299166945
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

Baer (anthropology, U. of Arkansas, Little Rock) examines medical pluralism in the US from the Revolutionary War period through the end of the 20th century, discussing healing systems as diverse as Christian Science, osteopathy, acupuncture, Santeria, and Southern Appalachian herbalism. He also explores the persistence of folk medical systems among working-class Americans, and the interest of pharmaceutical and healthcare corporations in the holistic health movement. c. Book News Inc.