The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786076816

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Stop Press: 'Death Becomes Her' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Short Story Daggers. Nothing says Christmas more than a good old fashioned ghost story on a dark winter's night, so sit back and enjoy a little pinch of Yuletide mayhem. These extraordinary tales, one for each day of Christmas, explore the odd, the peculiar and the downright chilling, from a Strange encounter with an Icelandic Shaman, to a psychic policewoman, lively winged beasts and warnings from the recently departed. Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.
Categories: Fiction

The Twelve Even Stranger Days of Christmas

The Twelve Even Stranger Days of Christmas

From the twice CWA Dagger shortlisted author of The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas come thirteen twelve stories to transport you to the macabre world of inexplicable phenomena.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786079800

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 277

From the twice CWA Dagger shortlisted author of The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas come thirteen twelve stories to transport you to the macabre world of inexplicable phenomena. As the dark winter nights get longer, prepare to lose yourself in the world of the strange. With a tale for each day of Christmas and a rather unlucky 13th, Christmas is not the only spirit in these pages. ‘Tis the season for sacrificial feasts, cultish communities and a train with a rather final destination. So wrap up warm and let yourself get lost in the world of the strange, the scary and the supernatural…
Categories: Fiction

Strange Tombs An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

Strange Tombs   An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

The fourth instalment in Syd Moore's spooktacular witch detective series Halloween in Essex and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing course at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786074492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 819

The fourth instalment in Syd Moore's spooktacular witch detective series Halloween in Essex and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing course at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start. But things take a turn for the worse when the course administrator is discovered dead, clutching a marble finger to his chest. For why would anyone, undead or alive, want to kill mild-mannered Graham? Luckily Rosie Strange and Sam Stone are on the case. Soon, however, they are digging up more questions than answers: who are the unearthly howls emanating from neighbouring Witch Wood every night? How has a stone crusader, on display in the church, managed to lose a finger? And, more sinister yet, why is one of the tombs missing a corpse?
Categories: Fiction

Strange Tricks

Strange Tricks

ALSO BY SYD MOORE The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas Strange Tombs Strange Fascination Strange Sight Strange Magic The Drowning Pool Witch Hunt STRANGE ...

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786075499

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 415

Rosie Strange is back in the latest of the fabulously creepy Essex Witch Museum Mysteries Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people – the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she’s long believed. But then life takes a peculiar turn when the Strange legacy turns out not just to be the Essex Witch Museum, but perhaps some otherworldly gifts that Rosie finds difficult to fathom. Meanwhile Sam Stone, Rosie’s curator, is oddly distracted as breadcrumb clues into what happened to his missing younger brother and other abducted boys from the past are poised to lead him and Rosie deep into a dark wood where there lurks something far scarier than Hansel and Gretel’s witch… Praise for the Essex Witch Museum Mysteries: ‘I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions – and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent ‘Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.’ Guardian
Categories: Fiction

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas o many people, the lyrics of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” seem strange beyond belief. The odd carol's words might ...

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873884

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 595

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Categories: Religion

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin

We'll check out strange - looking planes of the future and peek inside cool old ones , too , like the warbirds . The combat pilots who flew the planes are ...

Author: Erin Eitter Kono

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402738153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 241

On each of twelve days, Jake writes a letter describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Wisconsin, in a work that uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present facts about the state.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Roald Dahl s The Twelve Days of Christmas

Roald Dahl s The Twelve Days of Christmas

The excitement of Christmas can be quite ephemeral.' o o - 8 Fandangle - something ... 10 Outlandish - looking or sounding Strange - or out of the ordinary.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241440308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 322

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... Three Naughty Muggle-Wumps Two Smelly Twits and Matilda in the library! With whipple-scrumptious recipes for festive feasting, tricksy pranks to get you on the naughty list, amazing Chrimbo activities and jolly jokes guaranteed to make Santa ho-ho-ho, the world's favourite storyteller brings you everything you need for a very merry Christmas!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

Sunday, 25th December 1814 Steventon Parsonage The snow ceased to fall during the night, and it was a sparkling world that greeted us this Christmas morning ...

Author: Stephanie Barron

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781616954246

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 988

Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful murder mystery set over the twelve days of a Regency-Era Christmas party. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?
Categories: Fiction

The Twelve Days of Christmas in California

The Twelve Days of Christmas in California

I got my first glimpse of a Joshua tree , with its weird , spiky arms pointing in every direction . We also saw lots of little desert critters scurrying ...

Author: Laura Rader

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140276247X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 432

Brad writes a letter home each of the twelve days he spends exploring the state of California at Christmastime, as his cousin Teri shows him everything from a little quail in a miniature redwood tree to twelve giant redwoods. Includes facts about California.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Twelve Days of Christmas Murder and Mayhem

Twelve Days of Christmas Murder and Mayhem

It is a time for celebrations from fox hunting to weird contests like swimming in the English Channel. The twelve days appear to have been a more meaningful ...

Author: Aaron T Knight

Publisher: Roger Loff pen name Aaron T Knight

ISBN: 9781494233358

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 370

Miss Marple the amateur sleuth has amazed everyone for years with her insight into murder cases. Why a murderer has never thought of knocking her off when she is on the case is a mystery. This is the story of Miss Marble quite different than the Agatha Christie character. A group is formed to kill her for revenge at Christmas time in an old castle in northern England. There are plenty of red herrings and hilarious mishaps to entertain you. A satire
Categories: Fiction

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

A Christmas Novel Debbie Macomber. He was silent on the short walk back to the apartment and in the ... “You're a strange woman.” “Yeah, maybe I am.

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473506602

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 202

A festive story from Debbie Macomber, international bestselling author of the Cedar Cove and Rose Harbor series. Julia is infuriated by her grumpy neighbour, Cain, who can’t even be pleasant when they bump into each other. So on the suggestion of her best friend, Cammie, Julia concocts a plan. She starts a blog in order to clinch her perfect job, and now she has a subject. Over the next twelve days, she is going to kill Cain with kindness – and Christmas cheer – and document it for all to read about. But as the experiment goes on, Julia realises she underestimated the effect it would have on Cain, and on their relationship, and things take an unexpected turn...
Categories: Fiction

The Strange Casebook

The Strange Casebook

These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786075208

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 512

Witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are never far from Adder’s Fork, where the world renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home. Enjoy these six short spooktacular stories, inspired by Rosie Strange and Sam Stone’s work at the museum…if you dare! These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames. Whether it be Rosie's old relatives, academic George Chin or the residents of Adders Fork - spooky incidents abound at every turn. These short stories are ebook only, but in 2019 six more stories will be added to form a paperback edition of twelve stories, titled Twelve Strange Days of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

Anecdotes Scripture Notes for All Occasions

Anecdotes   Scripture Notes for All Occasions

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Faith , catechizing It has been said that a well ... is more than a repetitious tune with pretty phrases and strange gifts .

Author: John G. Hillier

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585955701

Category: Catholics

Page: 253

View: 116

Stories are the stuff of life--and everyone loves a story. How better to learn about our faith than through brief anecdotes followed by to-the-point reflections! Here Father John Hillier offers 425 such "anecdotes and Scripture notes" about topics of deep relevance for Catholic spirituality today: discipleship, conversion, adversity, conflict, prejudice, perseverance, tragedy, courage, and compassion. His reflections offer a Catholic "take" on a multitude of human experiences and thus are informative as well as enjoyable to read. His hope is that through these stories and reflections readers will be inspired to spend more time in prayer and reflection.
Categories: Catholics

Twelve Days of

Twelve Days of

For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas.

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9781921798771

Category: Religion

Page: 1

View: 501

Learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading up to it? The first day of Christmas is 25 December. It is when the major Christmas celebrations take place and the birth of Jesus is officially celebrated. The day after Christmas is also a public holiday in many countries. In the UK, Australia, Canada and many other places it is known as Boxing Day.
Categories: Religion

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing.

Author: Roger Riccard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1901091651

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 292

View: 758

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing. Has he been kidnapped? Is he still alive? -- The Eighth Milkmaid: A young child has joined the staff at the home of Holmes' former professor. But who is she, really? -- The Ninth Ladyship at the Dance: Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Beatrice, has come under threat by unknown forces. How will Homes protect her? -- The Tenth Lord Leaping: The Earl of Dunbar has been observed undergoing strange physical gyrations. What is his secret? -- The Eleven Pipe Problem: Mysterious thefts are happening all over Edinburgh. What, or who, do they have in common? -- The Twelfth Drumming: The clock strikes midnight. A shot rings out and Sir James is dead. There is no sign of an intruder nor murder weapon.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Twelve Days of Seduction

The Twelve Days of Seduction

It was Christmas. And in his experience, Christmas was the time for strange gifts and magical happenings. For such a thing to happen on such a day, ...

Author: Eva Devon

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

ISBN: 9781622664368

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 466

Twelve Days of Seduction by Maire Claremont Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward's governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he's quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women's he's ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas. Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she's grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she's not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest. But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?
Categories: Fiction

The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words

The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words

The Herald Angels Sing Carol: Away in a Manger Song: The Twelve Days of Christmas Actual words Born is the King of Israel God rest ye, merry gentlemen ...

Author: Andy Seed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408866849

Category:

Page: 160

View: 802

Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? ...plus many more amazing things you never knew about words. Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhymes, puns, games, jokes, gibberish and more.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

You could see Westminster Abbey and the Shell building . He said , ' Isn't it strange how the office 36 The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Author: Venetia Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035031926

Category: Engelse fiksie

Page: 254

View: 122

Categories: Engelse fiksie

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

“It was 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', wasn't it? ... “And Patti and I feel so strange about that expensive jewellery she gave us just before the last.

Author: Marian Babson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504058612

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 880

“A top-notch thriller . . . The identities of the murderer and the twelfth victim come as a stunner” (Publishers Weekly). At Maude Daneson’s rooming house, the holiday season has everyone bustling about in anticipation, and Maude herself is planning a glorious Christmas dinner. But neither the landlady nor her lodgers realize that a killer walks among them. The police have so far been unable to track the culprit—and when murder strikes close to home, it threatens to chill the festive mood. “A fast-moving, one-sitting treat.” —Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction