WELCOME TO ANGEL HILL
Angel Hill is not a place to be taken lightly.
For many, it's the sort of town you escape from, not one you move into. And those who do often find the ghosts of their past have a way of following them.
THE MAN IN THE WINDOW
When Todd Morgan finally moved out on his own, the last thing he expected was the feeling of isolation that came with breaking his leg in a new town, far from his home. That feeling only got worse when the man in the window showed up, a small, somehow familiar man who did nothing, just stood there and stared at him.
THE THIRD FLOOR
Hell House. The Amityville Horror. The Haunting of Hill House.
Horror author C. Dennis Moore invites you to the newest haunted house on the block, a place so mean, even in a town where strange is the norm, the stories surrounding this house are legend. The problem is they’re all true.
THEIR NEW HOME IS OUT TO GET THEM
As the Kitches settle into their new home, a large abandoned house in need of a lot of TLC, Angel Hill welcomes them the only way it knows how. Footsteps in the middle of the night. Voices on the phone. Their big empty house wasn't so empty after all. There's a presence, and it's growing stronger. And angrier.
DOES MADNESS LIVE ON AFTER DEATH?
A hulking figure stalks the halls while childlike voices whisper in mourning. And there's something unexplainable happening to Joey. His hair is shorter now, and his eyes . . . they didn't used to be that color, did they? And that birthmark on his neck looks more like a scar every day. Jack doesn't want to believe his own eyes, but for Liz the threat is all too real, and it's closing in.
THE GHOSTS OF MERTLAND
Mandy is about to start as a caregiver at the Mertland Childrens’ Home in Angel Hill, Missouri, a town that keeps its secrets by hiding them in plain sight. For the Mertland Home, this means ghosts.
Word around town is the place is haunted, and for the workers at Mertland, they make no bones about it: it is.
There are menacing reflections, a labyrinthine third floor hallway, and a dark force lurking in the woods out back. But if Mandy can keep her wits and remember the rules of dealing with the ghosts, she just might have found her calling.
However, unbeknownst to Mandy, she’s brought a few ghosts of her own, and when she discovers the truth at the heart of the place, all she wants to do is go home.
After almost two decades, Mike finds himself out of a job. With no prospects in Angel Hill, he decides to go into business for himself. He and his friends, Brian, Steven and Keith, form a company to buy cheap houses and flip them for quick profit.
It was a great plan until their first project turned out to be more than they bargained for.
DOES A CURSE EVER DIE?
What started as the answer to all their problems turned into a bigger nightmare than any of them could have predicted. And there’s no way out, because, for these four friends, it was too late the moment they stepped inside.
Oliver Mark has found the perfect house. Old, abandoned on the outskirts of Angel Hill where no one lives, it’s the perfect place for he and his girlfriend to make a life together. But when Oliver breaks into the place to explore his new treasure, he finds himself lost in a maze of confusion and spatial anomaly.
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is called sometimes “the father of American literature”. He was a journalist, lecturer, boat pilot, inventor and, of course, writer. His wide life experience allowed him to depict different aspects of life very realistically. The most famous writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book became a national treasure. But there are also many worthwhile tales by Twain. One of them is "My Watch". The plot is very witty and amusing - the hero speaks at length about his precious watch. It had been working for months without gaining or losing, but one day something went wrong and he had to bring it to the watchmaker. Then it happened many times. Eventually the hero killed the next watchmaker. Everything is described in such a funny way you can’t help laughing. This story makes you smile even when you read it for the tenth time. All the experiences of the poor guy with almost broken watch are depicted very expressively and caustically. The ending is tricky in its best Twain’s style. Spend some minutes to get to know with this fascinating tale and you won’t regret it.A SmartTouch Media production.
Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it. Some of these tales begin in different times and faraway places such as Gallipoli or the wartime Blitz of London. They all have their conclusions in the goldfish bowls of small Australian country towns. There is humour here, and obsession, and bigotry. There is murder, mystery and a mother’s love. Five stories from an author who knows the mallee backblocks, who knows the close-knit communities and how lives may be played out within them.
The first collected volume of short stories of the New Zealand modernist. Inspired by her own travels, Mansfield begins to refine her craft with a series of tales which depict German life at the brink of the first world war. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik)
Nathaniel Schachner was born on January 16th in 1895 in New York City.
Schachner served in the US military during World War I, in the industrially named Chemical Warfare Service, Gas and Flame Division.
His first published story was ‘The Tower of Evil’, written with his fellow lawyer turned writer, Arthur Leo Zagat. It appeared in the Summer 1930 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly. His first eleven stories were all co-written with Zagat before their collaboration stopped and thereafter he wrote under his own name or that of his pseudonyms including Chan Corbett and Walter Glamis.
Schachner, who was trained as a lawyer and held an undergraduate degree, achieved his greatest success writing biographies of early American historical figures, which he began to write about a decade after starting his science fiction writing.
Schachner published only one science fiction work in book form, Space Lawyer (1953), which had originally appeared in Astounding way back in 1941.
His science-fiction career went into a decline after 1941 as the audience became more sophisticated and his own increasing interest and devotion to writing his historical works. These include several biographies of early American political figures, most notably his two volume work on Thomas Jefferson.
Nathaniel Schachner died on October 2nd, 1955.
"When the skipper of HMS Foam agrees to vacate his stateroom when his Mate's wife wants to take a short vacation onboard for a 10-day voyage, he has no idea that his own wife is also planning a surprise holiday on the ship. When the two women arrive, there is an immediate misunderstanding as to the arrangements... and the situation goes from bad to worse as the voyage progresses.The only solution seems to be the mate's cunning plan of faking an outbreak of smallpox onboard, with the aim of persuading the ladies to leave at the next port and take a train home. But this strategy leads to a set of circumstances that the unhappy sailors could not have predicted...."
PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in unforgettable stories that span from the Civil War to the present day.
In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies. In "The Trusty," which first appeared in The New Yorker, a prisoner sent to fetch water for his chain gang tries to sweet-talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find that she is as trapped as he is. In "Something Rich and Strange," a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but he finds her eerily at peace below the surface. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw settings are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.
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