The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. Marilyn Howe’s and her mother Kathleen are an inseparable duo, until one night Kathleen doesn’t come home . . . Fifteen year old Marilyn turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay’s doorstep so he takes the young girl home to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes’ dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland. Then a woman’s body is washed up on the beach . . .
Bart was a poor college graduate without a job and buried in debt.
Author: Gary Turcotte
Bart was a poor college graduate without a job and buried in debt. Things changed when he inherited his uncle's property. It came with a strange farm hand named Alan. The farm didn't provide typical vegetables or animals. Instead it produced marijuana, and wolf-dogs bred for professional dogfights. One dog gave him winnings of eighty thousand dollars in a single match. The dogs were a mix of great dane and wolf. They were fed live animals and shot with steroids to increase their size and anger. They were the ultimate fighting dogs; super sized wolves. Bart had been bitten by the gambling bug. He paid off his debts, but things took a turn for the worse. One dog escaped, and since he was bred and trained to kill he terrorized the town. Brutus swam across the lake and took a baby from the arms of a camper. Wolves were protected and it was difficult to find and trap the individual doing the killings. Bart and his farm hand dressed as game wardens and went after the super sized wolf. They hunted Brutus, but he knew their scent and hunted them.
Baby Rachael is snatched from her loving family's arms, and swept into the deception created by her kidnapper, Maritza Rentz.
Author: Deanne Swenson
Baby Rachael is snatched from her loving family's arms, and swept into the deception created by her kidnapper, Maritza Rentz. Rachael has just become the innocent victim of a ruthless woman, who has feigned her own pregnancy and plotted to present a beautiful new baby to her estranged husband. An officer in the Air Force, he would receive disciplinary action if he deserted his pregnant wife. Having failed in two previous marriages, Maritza would desperately go to any length to preserve this relationship.Her panicked grandmother calls Rachael's mother, Cora Abbott, at work with the devastating news. Stunned to discover she is suspected of this horrendous deed herself, Cora bravely faces the media storm and zealous law enforcement investigators. With stunning grit and spirit, Cora courageously pleads with the nation for the return of her baby.
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DIAMOND DAGGER AWARD 2017 The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.
Author: Ann Cleeves
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DIAMOND DAGGER AWARD 2017 The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. When fifteen-year-old Marilyn Howe turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay's doorstep he has little choice but to invite her in. Marilyn and her mother, Kathleen, are a familiar sight around Heppleburn, a strangely inseparable couple. But Kathleen has unaccountably failed to return home that evening, and Marilyn is fearful for her mother's safety. Ramsay takes the young girl home, to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes' dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland. Then a woman's body is washed up on the beach . . .
If Ava was considering adoption, you could bet it wasn't because she wanted
what was best for the child. Most likely there was money involved. In these
modern times, couples had to spend big bucks to adopt a child. A chill ran up my
spine at ...
Author: Aria Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With the same gripping tension of The Girl on the Train and The Good Girl, The Child Snatcher tells the suspenseful story of a mother trying to save her lazy son from himself and then from an enigmatic woman of dubious character who seems determined to systematically destroy her small family. Claire Wilkins is at her wits’ end with her son, Brandon, a college dropout who spends his time lounging around the house. Claire, tired of seeing him waste his life playing video games and trolling the Internet, gives him an ultimatum: get a job, get back to school…or get out. Brandon decides to move in with a total stranger that he met in an online porn chatroom. This mysterious young woman, Ava, abruptly leads him down a dark path into a dangerous world. Terrified for her now distant son, Claire tries to entice Brandon to return home and discovers the true nature of his toxic and abusive relationship with Ava. But her world explodes when Brandon does the unthinkable. Her only glimmer of hope is discovering that Brandon and Ava are expecting a child. Claire believes she coddled Brandon too much and that she was a terrible mother. But maybe she can get a second chance and be a much better grandparent. Unfortunately, Ava’s plan for hers and Brandon’s child does not include Claire. In fact, Ava’s plan is so nefarious that Claire is willing to risk everything, including her life, to save her innocent grandson. A spellbinding race against time, The Child Snatcher is a timely and terrifying thrill ride that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.
Carol Kendall. The Baby - Snatcher Carol Kendall is the creator of 12 - year - old
Roderick ' Drawers ' Random , welcomed by many last year in The Black Seven ,
and described by Punch as ' the brightest novelty in whodunits for years .
Issues on Innovation and Implementation : Proceedings of the Second Annual
National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 17-20, 1977 Michael L.
Lauderdale, ... The public agency worker is often viewed as a " baby snatcher .
"We have come to bring you money," the leader of the baby snatchers said. "We
will take photos and pay you. Photos of you and your children." The mothers
gripped their children's hands and shook their heads. The woman with the silver
Author: Heather Tosteson
Visible Signs, set in Antigua, Guatemala, tells the story of Mikela, a fierce ten-year old indigenous girl determined to save her pregnant severely traumatized twelve-year old sister, Natividad, and the child she carries. Mikela draws together an unlikely assortment of American women to help her. What will happen to Mikela, Natividad and the baby becomes the central question of the novel. Their situation resonates with the private conflicts of each of the women drawn into this circle of care: Lourdes, an artist, who has taken a traveling fellowship to distance herself from her new marriage and a step-daughter angrily mourning the death of her own mother; Ginny, a priest, who needs to find a new God to worship, one that can celebrate her sexuality rather than deny it; Rosemary, who must face the reality of death with the illness of her friend Ginger; and Wilma, Rosemary's Guatemalan housekeeper, who has lost her own son in the recent civil war and is a reluctant host to many restless spirits of that conflict. The story unfolds in a God-raddled, spirit-ridden country with a bloody history, where religious traditions old and new, passionate spirits living and dead, and profound personal and cultural wounds combine and recombine to create a solution to their dilemma that is compelling, difficult, and mysteriously hopeful.
... THE FAMILY Downsouth Filmworks 2001 Jonee Ansa BABY ON BOARD
World Entertainment - Business Network , Rose & Ruby Productions 1992 Scott
Schaeffer THE BABY REVIEW Edison 1903 Edwin S. Porter + BABY SNATCHER
( TF ) ...
'This is a hell of a lot more worrying,' he said, 'than a run-of-the-mill baby-
snatching.' 'Because Karen Bond's so young?' Burden hazarded. 'No, not that.
Look, Mike, your typical baby-snatcher loves babies, she yearns for one of her
own, and ...
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Includes nearly forty stories from the author's first four short story collections, among them five Inspector Wexford tales and two Edgar award winners
THE BABY SNATCHER On September 15 , 2006 , twenty - year - old Tiffany Hall
summoned police to a local park in East Saint Louis , Illinois . She told the
dispatcher that she was going into labor . When first responders arrived they
Author: Larry A. Morris
Category: True Crime
Discusses the increasing trend of violent crimes including murder and molestation being committed by women, providing case studies and its possible causes.
Births took place exclusively in the home . During the first week after birth , the
room where the mother was lying - in had to be protected from evil spirits ,
especially from Lillit , envious of mothers and known to be a baby snatcher .
Author: Ghitta Sternberg
Describes folkways of what's left of a Romanian Jewish community.
But this one ' s got a baby of her own and one she dislikes enough to hand him
over to a stranger . You can pretty well take it for granted the ordinary baby - snatcher will care for a child almost extravagantly well , but will this one ? If she
Child Custody Jurisdiction Under the UCCJA By Joan M . Krauskopf * I During its
last session the Missouri General Assembly ... Missouri , in fact , has the dubious
distinction of having within its borders a professional baby - snatcher who has ...
Clang , clang , gangway for Life , Death and the Baby - snatchers - now I know
why ambulance drivers stay ambulance drivers . In a few minutes Minnie was in
the surgical amphitheater . Dennis , the good Dennis , the Caesarean marvel ,
Author: Reader's Digest AssociationPublish On: 1941
Clang , clang , gangway for Life , Death and the Baby - snatchers - now I know
why ambulance drivers stay ambulance ... I was eye to eye with life , a full -
fledged , double - barreled baby - snatcher with 12 babies - three of them
KEEPING BABY SAFE WHAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW : Babies Develop
Differently F ... In any weather the brakes might slip , sending the baby careening
off , or a child - snatcher on the prowl could quickly make off with the car's
Author: Heidi Murkoff
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Category: Family & Relationships
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.