Giving Up The Ghost

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 0758281986
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From sea to shining sea, the invention known as the telegraph would tame the American frontier. But for psychic detective Ophelia Wylde, the wild west is about to get wilder… MESSAGES FROM BEYOND? When telegraph keys across the country begin bursting into flames—and chattering ghostly nonsense—the terror and turmoil is enough to bring the railways, banks, and news industry to a standstill. There’s only one person they can turn to: Mrs. Ophelia Wylde, a young widow turned detective who has famously brought murderers to justice—by speaking to their victims on the other side. Are the recent telegraph mishaps a message from beyond? Ophelia’s not sure, but the fact that the key’s last operator, Lightning “Hapless” Hopkins, has been poisoned is enough to raise her darkest suspicions. It’s up to Ophelia to unravel the riddle of the ghostly wire tap, solve the murder of Hapless Hopkins, and expose the secret history of the telegraph’s little-known co-inventor…before her own life is on the line.

Of Grave Concern

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758281943
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McCoy is a master of his craft. --Ralph Cotton, USA Today bestselling author In the Old West, legends die hard--and so do witnesses. But that won't stop psychic-turned-detective Ophelia Wylde from finding fresh graves, digging up clues, and catching wanted criminals--with a little help from the dead. . . Dead Men Tell No Lies The Civil War is over, and many a young widow has turned to spiritualism to contact their husbands on "the other side." But Ophelia Wylde won't be fooled twice. After wasting her money on a phoney psychic, she decides if she can't beat 'em, join 'em. She leaves New Orleans and heads West, selling her services as a spiritual medium who speaks to the dead. By the time she reaches Dodge City, business is booming. Except for a handsome but skeptical bounty hunter named Jack Calder, no one suspects Ophelia of running a con game--until an unfortunate "reading" of a girl who's still living exposes her to a townfull of angry customers. As punishment, the mob drags Ophelia to Boot Hill and buries her alive in a fresh grave overnight. That's when the dead start speaking. To her. For real. And for dead people, they've got lots to say. . . "An entertaining romp with quirky characters that would make Mark Twain proud. McCoy has a gift for capturing the Old West in all its colorful and outrageous glory. I couldn't put this imaginative page-turner down." --Margaret Coel, author of Buffalo Bill's Dead Now "Tightly drawn characters, a vile villain. . .satisfying. . .a compelling read." --Publisher's Weekly on The Moon Pool

Without Fail

Author: Lee Child
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781442093133
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Hired by the Secret Service to test their shield around the new vice president of the United States, ex-military cop Jack Reacher discovers that a team of assassins is already planning a hit on the vice president.

The Origins And Development Of The English Language

Author: John Algeo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428231455
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Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hellfire Canyon

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Pinnacle
ISBN: 0786038454
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2007 Spur Award for Best Paperback Novel by the Western Writers of America Heading For A Showdown. . . Towering, flame-haired Alf Bolin is a ruthless young outlaw with a passion for quoting fine literature, slaughtering anyone who gets in his way and keeping the body parts as souvenirs. Already with forty murders under his belt--and counting--the locals of Branson, Missouri, live in a state of constant terror. . . .In Hellfire Canyon Zach Thomas is a federal trooper with a personal vendetta strong enough to send him deep undercover--into the dark heart of Bolin's vicious gang. Fueled by hatred and justice, he soon wins Bolin's confidence and waits for the killer to turn his back... Max McCoy's westerns have been called "powerful" by USA Today. Now comes a gripping new novel inspired by the true story of one of America's first serial killers--and the lone federal trooper who took on the most daring mission of all.

The Fictions Of Language And The Languages Of Fiction

Author: Monika Fludernik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134872879
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Monika Fludernik presents a detailed analysis of free indirect discourse as it relates to narrative theory, and the crucial problematic of how speech and thought are represented in fiction. Building on the insights of Ann Banfield's Unspeakable Sentences, Fludernik radically extends Banfield's model to accommodate evidence from conversational narrative, non-fictional prose and literary works from Chaucer to the present. Fludernik's model subsumes earlier insights into the forms and functions of quotation and aligns them with discourse strategies observable in the oral language. Drawing on a vast range of literature, she provides an invaluable resource for researchers in the field and introduces English readers to extensive work on the subject in German as well as comparing the free indirect discourse features of German, French and English. This study effectively repositions the whole area between literature and linguistics, opening up a new set of questions in narrative theory.

The Sixth Rider

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628155507
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WINNER OF THE MEDICINE PIPE BEARER’S AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL FROM WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA THE MAKING OF AN OUTLAW They were kin to the infamous James and Younger clans—the hard-riding, hard-shooting Dalton boys of Kansas, sired by a drunk, raised by a Bible-believing mama, scratching to survive in a West being tamed by the law. Samuel Coleman Dalton was the youngest, and at the age of thirteen he had dreams of an honest life. But one day an older brother was gunned down in cold blood, and Sam vowed to track down the coward who'd pulled the trigger. The trail of vengeance led straight into Indian Territory, and young Sam grew up fast, gaining a reputation and a name: the Choctaw Kid. When at last he rejoined his other brothers, the legendary Dalton Gang was born, cutting a violent trail in search of riches and renown that led to a last-stand showdown in the Daltons' hometown, where the outlaw band—surrounded, outnumbered, outgunned—faced death by hanging...or death from flying lead. "I grew up in Coffeyvilie, site of the Dalton raid. I have put my fingers in the bulletholes in the storefronts. This book is real. Max McCoy is one of the finest of today's new crop of western writers." —Don Coldsmith, author of Track of the Bear THE AWARD-WINNING NOVEL BY MAX McCOY The Sixth Rider THE DALTON BOYS ON THE OUTLAW TRAIL FOR GLORY AND GOLD…

Break Blow Burn

Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425096
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America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition—and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut—and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers—and continues to create generations of new ones.

The Spirit Is Willing

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 075828196X
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"McCoy has a gift for capturing the Old West in all its colorful and outrageous glory." --Margaret Coel In the Old West, murder is a way of life. But psychic detective Ophelia Wylde is dealing out her own brand of justice by talking to the victims. . .after they're dead. Ghost In The Machine It's one of the strangest trials in Colorado history. A "spirit photographer" is accused of fraud, and Ophelia Wylde agrees to examine the man's ghostly portraits and testify in court. In a sealed room, she is presented with five photographs. Four are obvious fakes. But one photo--featuring a powerful politician, Jackson Miles, with a sorrowful ghost in chains behind his shoulder--is the real McCoy. When Ophelia makes contact, the spirit is in such agony that she's unable to learn anything but his name: Angus Wright. Intrigued, Ophelia sets out to learn more about the wronged Mr. Wright and discovers he was murdered nearly twenty years ago during the Gold Rush. The politician is somehow involved, and Ophelia has to watch her step. Because the living are much more dangerous than the dead. . . "Another masterful tale by Max McCoy. . .gripping. . .can't wait to read the entire series!" --True West on Of Grave Concern