Allison DuBois first realised her abilities at six years old when she saw her great-grandfather - after his funeral. For many years she learned to downplay her talents but while working for the county attorney when at law school, her gift took a distinct and miraculous turn. As she handled evidence from murder cases, Allison began to 'see' the crimes as they had occurred, providing vital information such as the location of bodies and unidentified perpetrators. She then decided to dedicate her life to ease the pain of those who have lost loved ones. Allison has helped solve numerous crimes. She has also been studied at three universities and her accuracy has amazed scientific researchers. DON'T KISS THEM GOODBYE is the fascinating account of a devoted wife and mother who combines a normal life with the ability to communicate with the dead.
A mother’s past follows her to a town full of killer secrets in this riveting thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Final Victim. Woodsbridge, New York, is the sort of upscale community where the American Dream is alive and thriving—beautiful homes, safe neighborhood, tree-shaded streets, soccer moms, and happy families. But for Kathleen Carmody, Woodsbridge is something more—a haven to escape memories of her rough childhood and a shattering secret that still haunts her; a place where her thirteen-year-old daughter, Jen, will have everything Kathleen didn’t. But suddenly, the sleepy, affluent suburb is gripped by fear. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing from Woodbridge’s “safe” streets. Somebody wants what these charmed people have, and is ready to take what they love most. Someone who is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes . . . girls who look a lot like Jen. Someone who is watching and waiting for the moment Kathleen drops her guard and kisses her daughter goodbye . . . “If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll love Wendy Corsi Straub.” —Lisa Jackson
Houston Cash is an ex-cop turned private investigator who doesn’t expect his life to be extraordinary, and that’s just how he likes it. But that’s rarely how it seems to work out for him. His cases tend to take him places where he has to employ his skills, his sense of humor, and his sense of right and wrong to maximum effect to solve the problems of the interesting people who walk through his door. Though his network of friends and contacts help him navigate the labyrinths he encounters, it almost always boils down to Houston’s own abilities to see a case through to the end. When Houston makes the acquaintance of a bank executive’s wife, he finds himself thrust in a world of money, sex, murder, and double-crosses; it’s just another day for a detective (or so it seems). But this woman is about to lead him on a path of twists and turns with an unexpected finale, and not everyone survives. Can Houston’s instincts help him stay out of too much of the trouble she represents?
Kirsten Green is my best friend. Kirsten Green has gone missing. I killed Kirsten Green. Seventeen-year-old Hayley Reynolds is unwanted at home, and an outsider at school. Pushed away by her best friend Kirsten Green, she makes a deliberate, chilling decision – if Kirsten can't belong to her, then she won't belong to anyone... DI Beverley Samuels has the body of a schoolgirl on her hands – a murder that brings back the hauntingly painful memories of the case she's tried so desperately to forget. There's something deeply disturbing about this crime – and yet with little hard evidence it's up to her to decide who she will believe... Kiss Her Goodbye is a dark psychological crime novel featuring a brilliantly manipulative psychopath – and with a shock ending that is the best twist of 2018!
Private eye Mike Hammer is recuperating in Florida after a mob shootout when he learns that his old mentor from the New York police force has taken his own life. All the evidence points to suicide, but Hammer knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself - and that it's finally time for him to return to his once beloved New York. When a woman is murdered just a few blocks from Doolan's funeral, Hammer is soon drawn into the hunt for a hoard of Nazi diamonds, and for a mystery woman who had been close to Doolan in his final days. Before long, the investigation leads him to a Mafia social club, and to a classic Spillane showdown. A week before his death, Mickey Spillane entrusted all of his unfinished works to his frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins. Kiss Her Goodbye is based on two of Spillane's unfinished novels.
The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned
Author: Alvin Townley
During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.
In We Are Their Heaven, Allison explores both connection and communication between the living and the dead. Throughout the book, Allison explains her link with the dead and allows those she has read for to share their own experiences with us. They identify the 'calling cards' of the dead, the initial private piece of information that serves to legitimize that the deceased is in fact trying to contact their loved one. Each chapter focuses on a different type of connection and loss: of parents, children, siblings, friends and spouses. With each reading, Allison's compassion is clearly seen. She explains how the spirit world requires a different sort of 'listening' from her. When you can 'feel' someone near you, she urges that this is not your imagination, but a heightened sense of awareness and what she calls a spiritual encounter. Her account of speaking to a group of parents of murdered children allows us to see that she sees as she walks into the room and finds each of the dead children there with their living parents. Don't Kiss Them Goodbye was a rewarding book for anyone interested in mediums. With We Are Their Heaven, Allison expands her audience. From a perspective few can offer, she shares heartbreaking and heartwarming tales of connection from the other side and provides comforting proof that our loved ones stay with us long after they are gone. Anyone who has experienced loss will find this book quenches their curiosity and soothes their hearts about those we miss.
The paranormal has gone mainstream. Beliefs are on the rise, with almost half of the British population, and two thirds of Americans, claiming to believe in extra sensory perceptions and hauntings. Psychic magazines like Spirit and Destiny, television shows such as Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Most Haunted, ghost-cams and e-poltergeists, bestselling books on mind, body and spirit, and magicians like Derren Brown have moved from the outer limits to the centre of popular culture, turning paranormal beliefs and scepticism into revenue streams. Paranormal Media offers a unique, timely exploration of the extraordinary, unexplained and supernatural in popular culture, looking in unusual places in order to understand this phenomenon. Early spirit forms such as magic lantern shows or the spirit photograph are re-imagined as a search for extraordinary experiences in reality TV, ghost tourism, and live shows. Through a popular cultural ethnography, and critical analysis in social and cultural theory, this ground-breaking book by Annette Hill presents an original and rigorous examination of people's experiences of spirits and magic. In popular culture, people are players in an orchestral movement about what happens to us when we die. In a very real sense the audience is the show. This book is the story of audiences and their participation in a show about matters of life and death. Paranormal Media will be a highly interesting read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics, on a wide range of television, media, cultural studies, and sociology courses.
Wandering Souls is the remarkable true story of an ordinary man. Author, Stuart Hawley, only began having experiences with the spirit world at the age of 57. Here he reveals how his life changed, as his amazing gift continued, bringing him and those around him wonderful messages from those who have passed over to the other side. Stuart recounts the contact he had with several “wandering souls” in need of help to find their families and allowing them to pass over and be at peace, the research involved and the reunions he was privileged to witness, and the relationship he was fortunate to build with his own spirit guides. This is a lovely collection of stories that skeptics, fence sitters and believers alike will enjoy.
When I was a teen I had played the Na Na Record on my stereo quite often. I think that the vinyl wore out at some point. Who would ever know that I would have the privilege to write Gary's Biography. As I entered Gary's studio I immediately felt the energy surrounding the room. Keyboard, guitar, lyrics to a new song, memorabilia and awards lined the walls. Gary immediately welcomed me into his world of music. Sharing with me thoughts of upcoming projects and his appearances that are coming soon. His passion, creativity, and knowledge beaming through. I felt his passion for his work and after spending time with him I knew what my writing ability would help achieve. The story behind Na Na, all his songs, his accomplishments, and his Life!