Ashes to Dust

Thora Gudmundsdottir

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying - not to be missed for fans of Nordic Noir. Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do not to let the torch slip from her hand. 'Good God,' she said. She ran the light over the three faces, one after another. Sunken cheeks, empty eye-sockets, gaping mouths; they reminded her of photographs of mummies she'd once seen in National Geographic. 'Who are these people?' 'I don't know,' said Markus... Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a volcanic tourist attraction dubbed 'The Pompeii of the North'. Markus Magnusson, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted, falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up . . .

Ashes to Dust

Author: Yrsa Sigurdard[ttir

Publisher:

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Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 455

View: 558

Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do not to let the torch slip from her hand. 'Good God,' she said. She ran the light over the three faces, one after another. Sunken cheeks, empty eye-sockets, gaping mouths; they reminded her of photographs of mummies she'd once seen in National Geographic. 'Who are these people?' 'I don't know,' said Markus . . . Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a volcanic tourist attraction dubbed 'The Pompeii of the North'. Markus Magnusson, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted, falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up . . . The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and the third featuring her popular heroine Thora, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying. 'well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric.' Guardian on MY SOUL TO TAKE

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Author: Captain Boutâlàire

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 153

Paul Bonin is a talented French artist living in Los Angeles. He travels to Central America to further challenge his creativity and inject a little adventure into his life. Paul meets a young research scientist, Ashley, while painting portraits in La Ceiba, Honduras. He sails with her to the Isle of Roatan and later joins her jungle expedition in Panama that is in search of the Golden Poison-Dart Frog. They fall in love, marry and she conducts her research on biotoxins while he runs an art studio. Their romantic and endearing love story ends with her unexpected and sudden passing. While shrouded in grief, Paul is approach by Elenor Bixby to create a portrait of her deceased husband with his cremated remains mixed into the paint. This portrait has an added dimension and Paul realizes that he has created a new art form – art that has a direct and deeply felt emotional connection with the viewer. Guided by the hand of fate, in Ashley’s basement stuff Paul discovers a collection jar of the dreadfully deadly biotoxin of the golden frogs. After being mugged two times, Paul evolves into a vigilante and entombs several thugs and one of their victims into his portraits. The emotional response of intense fear, dread and hate induced by looking at these portraits is overpowering; causing viewers to look away in short order. But Paul wants more and explores other avenues for his novel art creations including couples engaged in lovemaking. With his “golden” darts instantaneously freezing intimate couples at the very height of their ecstasy, they are then cremated and given eternal life in Paul’s “special paint” portraits. The pleasure invoked by these sexual portraits is intensely stimulating – both emotionally and physically. Soon he is a famous artist, however, he has gone too far ... enter Inspector Royce Pinkerton. A compelling and captivating story of that which is imaginable.

Don't Mistake the Ashes for Dust

Author: Lily Nilipour

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Page: 162

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It's funny how long you can live life without realizing something's missing. How long you can go without even the knowledge that life's just dragging on uneventfully, nothing changing, wasting your precious time. Things waiting to be discovered stay hidden, people waiting to be met stay strangers. And, the beauty of it is you don't even know you're in that state of congested cessation until after you break free from it.I suppose that I, too, was frozen in that stoppage of ideas and growth that so plagues humans, ignorant of my surroundings and of myself. Maybe I'd still be in it, right at this moment, unable to tear down the walls that I didn't know existed, if not for a certain person who could tear down those walls for me...

Of Ashes and Dust

Author: Marc Graham

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 515

View: 906

He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes. Job 30:19 (NKJV) Jim Robbins is a dead man, and he knows it. He s fought Yankee and Pawnee, fought for the love of two very different women, fought for his very survival. Now, as the scenes of his life flash before him, his greatest struggle is about to begin. Wounded in a railroad explosion, Jim reviews those moments that shaped him. From the inequities of the Antebellum South, to the horrors of the American Civil War, to the juggernaut of westward expansion, he played his part in the events that forged a nation and not always for the better. In his debut novel, Marc Graham explores what it is that defines a life. Is there meaning and purpose, or is it all just a series of accidents? Is a man simply the victim of circumstance, or maker of his own destiny? Perhaps most important, do his choices and actions survive him, or is his life but a stirring of ashes and dust? "

Ashes and dust

Author: George G. Gilman

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Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Amid the Ashes and the Dust

Author: Clay Mitchell

Publisher:

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Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 627

Deep in the piney woods of East Texas, a sprawling reservoir waits. Below its surface, something vile has been hidden for over forty years, but the tragic explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia ignites a chain of events that brings old secrets to the surface-for Tyler Morgan, in particular. Leaving his faith behind, Tyler left for the Texas coast years ago to escape the constant reminders of his tragic mistake, only to be drawn back by news of his mother's terminal illness. Things have not changed in East Texas. Tyler's friends and the surrounding inhabitants are still just as dysfunctional as they were when he left, and he soon finds himself thrust into an unwanted battle with the ruthless Radcliffe family. Following the death of his mother, Tyler must fight to protect his family's land, and to free the woman he has always loved, trapped in an abusive marriage. When events turn against him, Tyler-beaten and exhausted-finally surrenders his will. His rise from the valley begins when a letter from his dead mother gives him the courage to get back up. With his faith restored, Tyler accepts a diving assignment in the reservoir, intended to salvage pieces of Columbia. Aided by the gift of his afflicted brother, and with the help of his old friend, Deputy Karl Dupree, the mysteries of his past begin to unravel, and he discovers secrets in the water that, one by one, will free his heart and finally bring justice to his small part of the world.

Ashes to Dust

Author: Rex Kusler

Publisher: Amazonencore

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 198

After a cocktail waitress' burning body ends up in the Nevada desert, Alice James and Jim Snow know that solving the case could mean big business for their James & James Detective Agency--if only they could ignore their feelings for each other long enough to follow the clues. Original.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 710

View: 984

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins