My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307488510

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The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2014
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101902882

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After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-05-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780297855873

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THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON 'Eerily macabre... Wonderful' Guardian 'A nerve-fraying thriller' New York Times 'Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold Blood' Daily Mail Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet - and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later the Kill Club - a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes - gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate - for a fee. But when Libby's search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer. THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL 'I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer' Kate Atkinson 'Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller' Stephen King 'An extraordinarily good writer' Observer

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Barry Curtis
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-02-15
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781861895752

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Horror films revel in taking viewers into shadowy places where the evil resides, whether it is a house, a graveyard or a dark forest. These mysterious spaces foment the terror at the heart of horror movies, empowering the ghastly creatures that emerge to kill and torment. With Dark Places, Barry Curtis leads us deep inside these haunted spaces to explore them – and the monstrous antagonists who dwell there. In this wide-ranging and compelling study, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted spaces in films connect to the ‘dark places’ of the human psyche. He examines diverse topics such as the special effects – ranging from crude to state-of-the-art – used in movies to evoke supernatural creatures; the structures, projections and architecture of horror movie sets; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. Dark Places also examines the reconfiguration of the haunted house in film as a motel, an apartment, a road or a spaceship, and how these re-imagined spaces thematically connect to Gothic fictions. Curtis draws his examples from numerous iconic films – including Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining – as well as lesser-known international works, which allow him to consider different cultural ideas of ‘haunting’. Japanese horror films and their Hollywood remakes – such as Ringu and The Ring, or Juon and The Grudge – come under particular scrutiny, as he explores Japanese cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past. Whether you love the splatter of blood or prefer to hide under the couch, Dark Places cuts to the heart of why we are drawn to carnage.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publsiher: Oliver-Heber books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Eager fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s hard-to-find short stories. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection that includes stories from long out-of-print works and stories that appeared in several Horror Writers of America short story anthologies. In this collection, Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to witches to demons and everything in-between as she explores the darkest parts of human nature. Dangerous and exciting, each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon’s rich and imaginative mind and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming! Included short stories: A Day In The Life Hell Hath No Fury I-O-U Karma The Neighbors Toil & Trouble Devil’s In The Details

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Shaun Allan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2013-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780988382893

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I am Death. I know who you are... There is darkness and madness in each of us. We must do battle with our own demons. But... What if those demons opened the door in the back of your mind and stepped out. What if they became real? If the night, the shadows, the reflections and Death himself walked among us? And what if they were watching you? Waiting? Thirsting...? Dark Places. Thirteen stories. Thirteen poems. Thirteen doorways. - Praise for Dark Places: "He paints a surreal picture that sucks you into the terror." "Wow. Brilliantly written!"

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Derek Hughes
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2001-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780595176762

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Take a journey to the darker places you would rather not go, but are unable to resist. Places where reality and fantasy cease to be seperate entities. Here is a collection of stories that sometimes twist and turn until the final outcome. Stories of love and undying devotion, exploration and exploitation, greed and dark horror. Stories that lead across borders and into areas few of us ever have to travel. Take a journey into Dark Places.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Ann Carol
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 146344012X

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Have you gone through any dark places in your lifetime? Times when you think the pain, suffering or depression will never stop. Do you question if its worth it? Do the benefits outweigh the consequences? Life's problems are no different for the people in this small community off the western shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. Friends and neighbors celebrate the good times together and support each other through the bad times. How bad does it get? Well, one shoots their spouse and goes to jail. A serial killer comes to their community taking lives in a very gruesome matter. Car accidents take peoples' memories as well as their lives. Just to name a few. These things could destroy them, but they don't because they all ban together. With help from God, family and each other, as well as courage and determination, they each move from their dark place into the light again. It isn't all bad, there is love, lifelong friendships, engagements, marriage, and even a baby or two.

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Reavis Z. Wortham
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781464204258

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Top 10 Modern Westerns for 2016 by True West Magazine Top Books for 2015 by Strand Magazine "Reavis Z. Wortham is the real thing: a literary voice that's gut-bucket Americana delivered with a warm and knowing Texas twang." —CJ Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author At the tail end of 1967, the Parker family once again finds it impossible to hide from a world spinning out of control. Fourteen-year-old Top still can't fit in with their Center Springs, Texas, community or forget recent, vicious crimes. His near-twin cousin Pepper, desperate to escape her own demons, joins the Flower Children flocking to California—just as two businessmen are kidnapped and murdered in the Red River bottoms on the same night a deadly hit and run kills a farmer. Constable Ned Parker wonders if these crimes are connected, but he goes after Pepper, leaving the investigation with Sheriff Cody Parker. Parker hires Deputy Anna Sloan, an investigator with an eye toward detail as everyone is eyeing her. Yet it is instinct that propels her after killers through a world nearly forgotten, the hunt's backdrop one of continuous rain, gloomy skies, and floods. When she's ambushed, the investigation accelerates into gunfire, chases, and hair-raising suspense. What of Pepper? Out on Route 66, the Mother Road to California, a man named Crow isn't what he seems. Lies, deceptions, and a band of outlaw motorcyclists proves to the Parkers that no matter where you turn, no matter what you do, the world is full of such darkness that even grandmothers are capable of unspeakable deeds. Best Small Fictions of 2015 by The Dallas Morning News Will Rogers Medallion Award 2016 Honorable Mention, Western Fiction

Dark Places

Dark Places
Author: Linda Ladd
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-04-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780786034406

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An Ozarks detective stars in “one of the most creepy, crawly and compelling psychological thrillers ever” from the author of Head to Head (Fresh Fiction). A Killer’s Tracks . . . Missouri detective Claire Morgan is eager to get back to work after recuperating from injuries sustained on her last job. But the missing persons case that welcomes her home in the dead of winter soon turns more twisted and treacherous than Lake of the Ozarks’ icy mountain roads . . . Can Only Lead . . . The man’s body is found suspended from a tree overlooking a local school. He is bleeding from the head, still alive—but not for long. Someone wanted Professor Simon Classon to suffer as much as possible before he died, making sure the victim had a perfect view of his colleagues and students on the campus below as he succumbed to the slow-working poison in his veins . . . To Dark Places . . . Frigid temperatures and punishing snows only make the investigation more difficult. And then the death threats begin—unnerving incidents orchestrated to send Claire a deadly message. Now, as she edges closer to the truth, Claire risks becoming entangled in a maniac’s web—and the stuff of her own worst nightmares . . . Praise for the Claire Morgan series “A tough, no-nonsense detective with a well-hidden vulnerable side . . . edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton, New York Times bestselling author “Chilling, compelling suspense . . . be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author “A feisty new heroine to root for!&rdquo

Holy Dark Places

Holy Dark Places
Author: Daniel S. McGregor
Publsiher: Energion Publications
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-03-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781631992681

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The Christian believer routinely experiences periods in their life referred to as a dark night of the soul. In such times a person feels as if God has left him or her alone and God has distanced himself from the individual in this period of liminality. It is considered to be a time of trial and testing which only afterwards is viewed as a period of growth and maturing in Christ. In this book Daniel McGregor explores the Biblical foundation for this concept, as well as providing a historical survey of Christian theologians and authors who examine these themes and experiences. This volume will provide an ideal introduction to the subject for the serious layperson or a suitable reading for an introductory class in religious studies.

Our Dark Places

Our Dark Places
Author: Clara Hillman
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781982211417

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In life, have we ever been catapulted to a comfortable stratosphere? And suddenly, one day, we can’t believe we’ve been dropped in the middle of nowhere. That is what happened in the complex lives of the two main characters, Pastor David Wyan and his wife, Debora Wyan. The unimaginable lurked around every corner, waiting to trip them up and totally destroy them. Incredible demands were forced in their lives. How did they manage to stay sane in their little Christian community? Buried beneath these pages, there is an army of hidden, dark secrets. Some of them leave our thoughts and imaginations at the edge of steep, rocky cliffs. And other secrets drive us to a place of stolen identity. Nevertheless, whenever we love something, we fight incredibly hard to take back our control and what is rightfully ours. This story is provocative, alluring, riveting, heart-wrenching, and enthralling.

Those Dark Places

Those Dark Places
Author: Jonathan Hicks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Games & Activities
ISBN: 9781472840967

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Space is a hell of a thing but you need to be sure that this is what you want. Like, what you really want. The idea of space exploration to further the frontiers of mankind is noble, but let's not kid ourselves – it's really all about furthering the profit margins. There's money to be made and out there is the place to make it, but you hear all kinds of stories... equipment malfunctions, strange discoveries, crewmembers going insane... You'll be out there in the reaches, alone, for months or years, breathing recycled air and drinking recycled water, with nothing but a few feet of metal and shielding between you and certain death. Are you sure this is what you want? – Crew Orientation Briefing *** Those Dark Places is a rules-light, story-focused roleplaying game about the darker side of space exploration and the people who travel the stars in claustrophobic, dangerous conditions. Starships, stations, and outposts aren't havens of safety with clean, brightly lit corridors – they're potential deathtraps, funded by budget-conscious corporate interests and running on stale, recycled air and water. The stars may be the future of humanity, but they are also home to horrors and terror the human mind cannot comprehend.

My Dark Places

My Dark Places
Author: James Ellroy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780679762058

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The author provides an account of the 1958 murder of his mother, the failed probe into her killing, its impact on his own life, and the results of an investigation, with ex-homicide detective Bill Stoner, into the crime

Lighting Dark Places

Lighting Dark Places
Author: Sue Kossew
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042032866

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This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of AustraliaOCOs most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth WritersOCO Prize. Her novels are marked by sharp observations of outsider figures who are often under pressure to conform to societyOCOs norms. More recently, she has written novels set in AustraliaOCOs past, revisiting and re-imagining colonial encounters between settlers and Indigenous Australians.This collection of essays includes a scholarly introduction and three new essays that reflect on GrenvilleOCOs work in relation to her approach to feminism, her role as public intellectual and her books on writing. The other nine essays provide analyses of each of her novels published to date, from the early success of LilianOCOs Story and Dreamhouse to the most recently published novel, The Lieutenant . Her work has been the subject of some debate and this is reflected in a number of the essays published here, most particularly with regard to her most successful novel to date, The Secret River . This intellectual engagement with important contemporary issues is a mark of GrenvilleOCOs fiction, testament to her own analysis of the vital role of writers in uncertain times. She has suggested that OC writers have ways of going into the darkest places, taking readers with them and coming out safely.OCO This volume attests to GrenvilleOCOs own significance as a writer in a time of change and to the value of her novels as indices of that change and in OC lighting dark places.OCO"