'A terrific and compelling story which highlights mental and physical challenges that many who have served will recognise.' General Sir Nick Parker, Commander British Forces Afghanistan 2010
'A cracking, believable yarn made even more authentic by the wonderfully descriptive sailing scenes – and by falling in love with the true heroine, the Bristol Channel pilot cutter Draca.' Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE, Yachtsman of the Year 1982
‘Tension release, tension release, fear, laughter, fear, lust, so you don’t notice the tightening of the noose … the story sucks you in and won’t let go' Suzie Wilde, Author of Sea Paths and Obsidian
'A really cracking read about a soldier who attacks his battlefield demons through his passion for sailing - and sadly still needs help' Sir Peter Wall, President of Combat Stress
Cosmo Hamilton (1870 - 1942) was the nom de plume of Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, was a popular English novelist, playwright and writer of short stories.A Keen Sense of Rumour is a tongue-in-cheek love story with strong elements of a bedroom farce. Kenneth Harvey, a notorious philanderer and proficient golfer is on holiday with a group of friends. His roving eye is drawn to a pretty girl who is staying at the same hotel.After a day of golf, Kenneth leaves the billiard room to have an early night - though his friends think it more likely that this is a pretext for some amorous adventure and take it upon themselves to catch him out. And then the pretty girl, returning from her bath, accidentally goes into the wrong room and jumps into Kenneth's bed. With the three pals already in the corridor, it seems it will take a miracle to avoid a terrible scandal....
Kay Carrera sees ghosts. And when the dead turn to her for help, she just can't say no.
Mr. Peter has lived across the street long before Kay moved into her house, and over the decades the collection of old washing machines, lawn mowers, and refrigerators in his front and back yard has reached the point where it's nearly impossible to find the front door. The man is an eccentric recluse, but how can anyone dislike a kindly person who loves old pottery and dinnerware, and slips Taco, the cat, chicken sandwiches every chance he gets?
Evidently someone disliked him—disliked him enough to kill him.
Was the killer one of the frustrated neighbors? Mr. Peter's nephew? The delivery man? Or someone else? Mr. Peter's ghost won't rest until his murderer is brought to justice, and neither will Kay.
The original Psycho novel by Robert Bloch was published in 1959 and became an instant hit, leading to the smash movie only a year later, which brought Norman Bates' terrifying story into the public consciousness, where it still remains (proven by the success of the TV series Bates Motel). It took Bloch 23 years to write another Psycho novel, revealing that Norman had been in a mental institution the entire time. In that sequel, Norman quickly escapes the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in Hollywood.But what happened in that asylum during those two decades? Until now, no one has known.It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state.But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself.Soon murders begin to occur, and a shocking chain of events plunges us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of Psycho: Sanitarium.A Macmillan Audio production.
Stories of fear in all its forms, from “the leading craftsman in the literature of terror and dread” (Louisville Courier Journal & Times). You have nothing to fear but fear itself. The only trouble is, fear comes in so many different shapes and sizes these days—the rejection by a beautiful woman, the threat of impending nuclear holocaust, the erratic behavior of wackos walking the streets who only need a wrong word and there they go to the top of an apartment building with a sniperscope’d rifle. Fear is all around you, and the minute you get all the rational fears taken care of, all battened down and secure, here comes something new. Like the special fears generated in these sixteen incredible stories. Fear described as it has never been described before, by the startling imagination of Harlan Ellison, master fantasist, tour guide through the land of dreadful visions, unerring observer of human folly and supernatural diabolism.
In this short novel of 1894, Conan Doyle describes a character with seemingly extraordinary powers. Are these powers occult or are they only in the minds of other people? There is no Sherlock Holmes to solve this mystery. (Summary by Delmar H. Dolbier)
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