Instruments of Darkness

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007379684

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9297

‘First in a field of one’ (Literary Review) Robert Wilson’s first novel, a tense and powerful thriller set in the sultry heat of West Africa

Instruments of Darkness

Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Author: James Sharpe

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216332

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 9227

The first comprehensive scholarly history of witchcraft in England in over eighty years.

Instruments of Darkness

(Crowther & Westerman 1)

Author: Imogen Robertson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755349644

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6983

Daphne du Maurier meets CSI in this exhilarating debut Thornleigh Hall, seat of the Earl of Sussex, dominates its surroundings. Its heir is missing, and the once vigorous family is reduced to a cripple, his whore and his alcoholic second son, but its power endures. Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt the Hall’s menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgement; he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society’s expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned. His death will lead back to Sussex, and an explosive secret that has already destroyed one family and threatens many others.

Instruments of Darkness

The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939–1945

Author: Alfred Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473895677

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6420

The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during the Second World War, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose. The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter-thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to control the ether. This was a battle fought with strange-sounding weapons: 'Freya', 'Mandrel', 'Boozer' and 'Window'; and was characterised by the bravery, self-sacrifice and skill of those who took part in it. However, for many years the use of electronic-warfare systems during the conflict remained a closely guarded military secret. When that veil of secrecy was finally lifted, the technicalities of the subject meant that it remained beyond the reach of lay researchers and readers. Alfred Price, an aircrew officer with the RAF where he flew with V-Force and specialised in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics, was in the unique position to lift the lid on this largely unexplored aspect of the Second World War. When it was first published in 1967, Instruments of Darkness came to be regarded as a standard reference work on this intriguing subject. This completely revised edition concludes with the Japanese surrender in August 1945 and brings the analysis fully up to date in the light of what we now know. 'This book is expertly done. An excellent treatise.' The Times Literary Supplement

Instruments of Darkness

Witchcraft in England 1550-1750

Author: J. A. Sharpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 364

View: 7234

From about 1550 to 1750, witchcraft was a subject of serious intellectual debate, punishable as a crime by the courts, and accepted as a reality at all levels of English society.

Instruments of Darkness

Author: Nancy Huston

Publisher: Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: French-Canadian fiction

Page: 317

View: 773

Crowther & Westerman Omnibus: Instruments of Darkness, Anatomy of Murder, Island of Bones

Author: Imogen Robertson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472221974

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 7552

Book 1: INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS In the year 1780, Harriet Westerman, the unconventional mistress of a country house in Sussex, finds a dead man on her grounds with a ring bearing the crest of the nearby Thornleigh Hall in his pocket. With the help of a reclusive local anatomist, Gabriel Crowther, Harriet resolves to find the murderer. Book 2: ANATOMY OF MURDER London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship's captain who has been gravely injured in the king's naval battles with France. As London's streets seethe with rumour, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames. Book 3: ISLAND OF BONES Cumbria, 1783. The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years.When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many.

Instruments of Darkness

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Bbc Books

ISBN: 9780563538288

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2786

A tall, thin Albino man appears in different parts of the world where he holds secret meetings with agents who belong to a sinister crime organization called the Magnate. The Doctor is on Earth and alerted to a cult that attracts young, vulnerable people. When the cult's leader is held responsible for the abduction of a Magnate agent, the Doctor must find out what the connection is--and what plans the Magnate have for planet Earth.

The Instrument of Darkness

Author: Rusty Harding

Publisher: The Fiction Works

ISBN: 1581247087

Category:

Page: 182

View: 4849

Granbury, Texas, 1876: A flamboyant bartender named John St. Helen lies deathly ill. He summons his best friend to his bedside and begins to weave an incredible tale of murder, mystery, and historical deceit. And before his story is finished, John St. Helen will reveal the truth: that he is John Wilkes Booth, the Instrument of Darkness.

Emerald Greene

Instruments of Darkness

Author: Daniel Robert Blythe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995776104

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 302

View: 9566

In the village of Little Brockley, children are vanishing. Jess, Richie and local boy Ben are embroiled in a terrifying mystery involving ancient curses, evil horsemen, the power of dreams and the dark lands of sleep. The only person who can solve the mystery is their enigmatic friend, Emerald Greene - but she is nowhere to be found...

Halloween

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644025614

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7405

Halloween, Tag der lebenden Leichen. Die Geister dreier toter Teenager kehren aus dem Zwischenreich zurück nach Connecticut. Vor einem Jahr sind sie hier bei einem Unfall auf dem Highway gestorben. Nun sehen sie nach den Freunden, die überlebten: Kyle, entstellt und debil, und Tim, unverletzt, aber innerlich «längst tot». Sie merken, dass Tim etwas Schreckliches vorhat. «Die Katastrophe jährt sich, und die Opfer ziehen Bilanz – die im Jenseits genauso wie jene im Diesseits. Da ist Tim, der mit den Schuldgefühlen des Überlebenden kämpft. Brooks, der Polizist, der die jugendlichen Raser mit Blaulicht verfolgt hatte. Da ist Kyle, hirngeschädigt und entstellt. Erzählerisch präzise und unsentimental dringt O’Nan in seelische Abgründe vor.» (Die Weltwoche) «Stewart O ́Nan, ein Meister des subtilen Schreckens, gilt als einer der besten amerikanischen Erzähler seiner Generation.» (Der Spiegel) «Wie alles von O’Nan – tief beeindruckend.» (Stern) «Ein Meister des Psychothrillers.» (Die Weltwoche)

Queen of Air and Darkness

Die Dunklen Mächte 3

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641186277

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 5821

Die Gemeinschaft der Schattenjäger steht kurz vor einem Bürgerkrieg. Unversöhnlicher Hass erfüllt die einzelnen Gruppen, und auf den Stufen des Ratssaales ist unschuldiges Blut vergossen worden. Auch die Blackthorns haben einen schrecklichen Verlust erlitten, und in tiefer Trauer flieht die Familie nach Los Angeles. Nur Julian und Emma machen sich auf den Weg ins Feenreich. Trotz der Gefahren, die der Fluch ihrer verbotene Liebe mit sich bringt, wollen sie dort das Schwarze Buch der Toten wiederbeschaffen. Stattdessen entdecken sie ein Geheimnis, so dunkel und gefährlich, dass es die gesamte Unterwelt zu vernichten droht ...

Lord of Shadows

Die dunklen Mächte 2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641186269

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 9821

Die junge Schattenjägerin Emma Carstairs hat ihre Eltern gerächt, doch sie findet keinen Frieden. Denn aus der Freundschaft zu ihrem Parabatai Julian ist Liebe geworden – und nach den Gesetzen der Schattenjäger hat eine Beziehung zwischen zwei Parabatai tödliche Konsequenzen. Um Julian und sich zu schützen, lässt sich Emma daher ausgerechnet auf Julians Bruder Mark ein. Mark, der fünf Jahre bei den Feenwesen lebte und dessen Loyalität nicht wirklich geklärt ist. Zumal Unruhe herrscht in der Unterwelt. Die Feenwesen mussten sich nach dem Dunklen Krieg harten Bedingungen beugen und begehren auf. Aufgerieben zwischen den Intrigen des Feenkönigs und der unerbittlichen Härte jahrtausendealter Gesetze müssen Emma, Julian und Mark ihre privaten Sorgen vergessen und gemeinsam für all das kämpfen, was sie lieben – bevor es zu spät ist und ein neuer Krieg ausbricht ...

Early Modern Witches

Witchcraft Cases in Contemporary Writing

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134607636

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8327

This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide. Some of the texts appear in print for the first time in three centuries, whilst others are newly edited to give a clearer picture of sources.

The Night Country

Author: Loren C. Eiseley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803267350

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 5263

A collection of autobiographical essays in which the author, anthropologist Loren Eiseley, reflects on the mysteries of life and nature.