The Nutcracker's Ghost

Author: Frank Masterson

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Category: History

Page: 448

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Love ghost stories? Especially about ghosts on board ships? Read on... There is something about a ghost ship that piques most people's interest. Add to that the mix of British Merchant Naval men's super-sensitivity towards things of that nature, and the broad spectrum of personalities in the close confines of a ship, and you have the great bones of a ripping good yarn. 'The Nutcracker' was an American-built T2 oil tanker. It could be said that the crew and even the ship, inanimate object as she was, were all mad, or to put it more gently 'odd'. Sometimes, a grouping of like-minded people from all over the world will arrive at the same location and that in itself is of no consequence but, if they are at odds with what's accepted as 'normal' then of course unusual incidents can, and do occur. T2 Tankers were monstrosities of steel, defilers of ascetic value, but on reflection however, the Nutcracker (real name Fort Freedom) was the happiest ship the author had ever sailed on, giving him a wealth of incredible memories. From the Ship's Master down to the ship's cat they all seemed oblivious to standard shipboard behavior, but during the late 1950's The Nutcracker's typical shipboard behavior was destined to enforce an atmosphere that was deemed to be far from normal. The MV Fort Freedom sailed over the last horizon of a bygone era a long time ago leaving the rest of the crew, the handful of men who sailed on her with memories they are, these days, sometimes not too sure of. However, the author says, that if some of them are woken up in the wee small hours in their old age nursing home by an eerie 'presence' and if it's not the night nurse, then they will laugh and shout, "Pipe-down Hughie you old bastard!" Hughie you see, was the Nutcracker's ghost and a pretty darn strange ghost as ghosts go. In addition, at a glance it was evident that Captain Potts of the Nutcracker was odd; that he took bets on sea-horses and dated mermaids was a given, as

The Ghost Dances the Nutcracker

Author: Kristine Frost

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Page: 257

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Framed for a Murder she didn't commit Haunted by a Ghost Hunted by a madman Tabitha Black isn't having the Christmas Season she's dreamed of. Hired by a wealthy philanthropist to paint six larger than life pictures of the Diva Ballerinas in his ballet company, Tabitha was buried in oil paint, turpentine and the flu when the diva of all divas ends up dead in her studio.Her nemesis, DCI Parker from Scotland Yard catches the case. Convinced that Tabitha is guilty before he even views the body, he forbids her going to Ghost Haven for Christmas. To make matters worse, someone is trying to kill her. But in Tabitha's mind, that problem is secondary to the fact that this same person is trying to slash her paintings. This makes Tabitha see red--blood red, not Christmas red.Then her normally friendly ghost starts haunting her, not only in her dreams, but when she's awake. Tabitha's not sure if the ghost wants to help keep her alive or if she would prefer the other alternative--Tabitha's death.Finally, the man of her dreams gets engaged to a wealthy, beautiful, snobby socialite who despises Tabitha and all her friends.Is life going to get better or worse for Tabitha? Can she save her Christmas, her job, her future? The Ghost Danced the Nutcracker is an exciting, fun mystery by Amazon Best Selling Author Kristine Frost. Order it for now for the Christmas spirit year round.

New York Magazine

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Page: 244

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Ghost Light

Author: Fritz Leiber

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

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Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An autobiographical essay accompanies stories about a night light that attracts ghosts, a psychologist who investigates a murder plot, a super-intelligent cat, and a man who throws dice with the devil

How The Ghost Stole Christmas

Author: Erin McCarthy

Publisher: Erin McCarthy

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Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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All Bailey Burke wants for Christmas is to stop seeing dead people. A reluctant spiritual medium, she craves a stress-free holiday with no ghosts popping in and out of her house. But when Bailey does the décor for a huge fundraising party featuring a replica slide from A Christmas Story, no one expects to find Santa’s dead body. In the slide. From three years ago. With the current Santa-for-hire and the dead Santa’s ghost harassing her, there isn’t enough eggnog in Cleveland to save Bailey’s night. Solving St. Nick’s murder is the only way to get back to cozy nights by the fire with her cop boyfriend Marner in time for some Christmas mistletoe… A hilarious holiday novella in the Murder By Design series.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Nutcracker

Author: Jim Tuberty

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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Category: Fiction

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A ghost story with fun, adventure, and treachery for readers of all ages.

Habits, Hosts and The Holy Ghost

Tales From A Catholic School Girl

Author: Kathy Wormhood

Publisher: Balboa Press

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Category: Humor

Page: 268

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For as long as Maureen Mary Mulldoon could remember, her destiny was to become a Catholic nun. With rosaries recited, novenas said, and candles lit in her honor, her Irish family prayed for her dedication to the church. Maureen’s aspirations became not of marriage and children, but of life in the convent. But within a few short years at St. Timothy’s Catholic School, the shy, freckle faced girl with unruly red curls soon begins to recognize the shortcomings of religious life. She finds the nuns’ black dresses hideous, the giant swinging rosary beads cumbersome, and the nuns’ somber personalities downright scary. The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament could scare any adult, and when they belittle Maureen, critique her hair, and question her quiet disposition she begins to fill with guilt and shame. Maureen dreads parochial school, until she befriends Steven O’Hara. O’Hara the Scara brings an element of unpredictability, energy, and outspokenness that can only hail from a long bloodline of troublemakers. His courageous pranks cause Maureen to be both repelled and attracted to this devious boy. Over the years, Steven and Maureen develop a love/hate relationship and by the time they graduate the eighth grade, they realize their true affection for one another. At its heart, Habits, Hosts and the Holy Ghost captures long forgotten memories of attending a Catholic school in the 1960’s. The stories are based on actual events experienced by the author and her fellow classmates. It is true confirmation of the humorous yet life changing experiences of anyone who might have heard about or survived the teachings of Catholic nuns.

Gogol's Ghost

Life in St. Petersburg Between Communism and Capitalism

Author: Peter Konecny

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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What really happened to Russia following the collapse of the USSR? This book tries to provide some answers by examining aspects of life in St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, in the early years of Russia's transformation from a Communist state to a democracy. Rather than offering an account of the political changes that occurred after December 1991, the author uniquely sketches the personal and social dimensions of the "lower depths" of a revolution that produced sweeping changes to the lives of average Russians. Written in an accessible style from the perspective of a historian who lived in St. Petersburg in 1991-92 and subsequent periods, the book brings to life a number of fascinating changes that took place to the state and society. Essays describe changes to the consumer culture and the new landscape of capitalism in St. Petersburg; cultural currents in the city; changing behaviour in public places and the strains placed on the average Petersburger; the lingering tension between old bureaucratic ways and new rules and regulations; and a snapshot of some faces of the younger generation and the ways in which they coped with their new lives.

Ghost Rock

Front Range Rock Climbs Near Calgary

Author: Andy Genereux

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Ghost Rock is a guide to sport and multi-pitch rock climbs in the Ghost River and Waiparous Creek areas west of Calgary. It gives detailed route descriptions, along with chapter by chapter parking access and approach details. By local standards, the Ghost has climbing on above average rock. Even with 200 new routes since the first edition it is still, however, woefully underdeveloped. Already a mecca for ice climbers, the Ghost is fast becoming one of the premier rockclimbing areas in Western Canada. It is a virtual candy store of new routes and will remain so for some time to come. Over 35 kilometres of steep cliff line, coupled with its remote and relatively wild nature, make for an unforgettable rock climbing experience.

The Ghost of Christmas Present

A Novel

Author: Scott Abbott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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It’s the fourth Wednesday of November, and Patrick Guthrie is giving thanks. He’s giving thanks that his eight-year-old son, Braden, will finally have a procedure on his heart that will cure him of the same life-threatening condition that took Patrick’s wife several years earlier. But when Patrick suddenly loses his job teaching drama at a New York City high school, his already desperate financial situation becomes dire. Rebecca Brody, a social worker, shows up at his door with a judge’s order for him to appear before the city’s family court to determine if Patrick is financially fit, and Patrick realizes he is in danger of losing his son. Patrick knows that he must somehow make it through the holiday season to a new job waiting for him in the new year. He also knows that Ted Cake, his former father-in-law, blames Patrick so much for the death of his daughter that he, a rich and disagreeable man, is the one pushing the city to call the custody hearing and give the boy over to him. Now Patrick has only three weeks before Christmas to somehow make enough money to pay his bills, present himself to the family court as a fit father, and keep Braden in his life. It’s when Patrick sees a charming beggar on the subway dressed up as a crazy alien that he gets an idea. In true Dickensian holiday spirit, Patrick makes use of his old acting skills and his love of A Christmas Carol and takes to the streets in the guise of the Ghost of Christmas Present. Making a midtown corner his performing stage, he begins to touch and change the lives of all those who come his way, including Rebecca Brody and the bitter and heartbroken Ted Cake. *** The train stopped at a station where the signs read Thirty-fourth Street. The doors opened and Patrick waited for the commuters to disembark before he got off. He walked to the stairs as the morning light from the street shone and the sounds of Broadway bounced down into the station in echoing waves. He caught sight of himself in the plastic window of the token booth, where the transit workers shook their heads at his appearance. Perhaps he had gone too far with the costume. Perhaps he had gone too far thinking he should even attempt this madness. Perhaps what was worst of all was thinking he could save the semblance of a life that he could carve for himself with Braden. Maybe Braden would be better off without him in his daily life. Maybe . . . Patrick shook off the thought as the noise of Broadway waited for him above. He drew in a breath and exhaled. “Into the breach, dear friends.” He began to climb the stairs.

Haunted Utah

Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Beehive State

Author: Andy Weeks

Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 119

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Includes The Phantom Hitchhiker of American Fork Ogden's elegant haunted hotel Activity at Salt Lake City's This Is the Place Heritage Park Ghost children at Mercur Cemetery The White Lady of Spring Canyon Bizarre creatures, including Sasquatch, Utah Lake's Black-Eyed Monster, and the Moon Lake Monster

The Ghost Works a Puzzle

Author: Nancy Parsons

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Page: 228

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When Angela Shilliday discovers she isn't up to the task of authoring the biography of Dr. Andrew Povitch, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, she hires Nell Bane to ghostwrite the book. As they work, Nell begins to learn that her client, who appears to have everything, still wants more. Angela, in fact, wants everything and will apparently exceed all boundaries to get it. As the writing project proceeds, Nell Bane finds herself a reluctant witness to human ambition, deceit and grief. Ethics, psychology and intrigue are the hallmarks of a Nell Bane novel.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Ghost on the Shore

A Second Chance Military Romance

Author: Lily Foster

Publisher: Lily Foster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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How many times have I stood on the banks of this river feeling the weight of the things I’ve done? After all these years, I don’t know if I come here for you, if I come here looking for forgiveness, or if I come here trying to find myself. I’ve told so many lies, kept so much of myself hidden that I feel like an imposter in this life I’ve built. I’ve got my dream job, I’ve got family—even got myself a good man. But it’s all wrong. It’s like living in a house of cards with a hurricane bearing down on you. Without you, I’m nothing more than a ghost on the shore. The January wind whips my hair and freezes the stray tears on my cheeks. The rock I’m standing on is icy, and this isn’t the first time I’ve been tempted to let myself go, to slip and sink under. But I won’t do that, because someday you might come looking for me. Reaching up to touch that spot on the back of my neck, I know I’ll never forget you. I made sure of that, little blackbird. Critical Acclaim for Lily Foster: With her character-driven plot and fast-moving storyline, Foster easily keeps readers engaged. An involving tale of love and redemption that will satisfy discerning fans of the new-adult genre. -Kirkus Reviews Let Me Fall Let Me Heal Your Heart is a heartbreaking story of first loves and adversity that can be read as a standalone. This is an emotional roller coaster about two lost souls given a second chance to be together. Told from both protagonists' points of view, Foster allows us to see the story from a unique perspective, and the reader may be surprised where their allegiances lie. -RT Book Reviews Readers will find themselves deeply engaged by Carolyn and Jeremy and the twists and turns of this genuinely engrossing story. -Publisher's Weekly, The BookLife Prize in Fiction Let Me Fall The Blackbird series by Lily Foster is a collection of stand-alone Coming of Age and New Adult Contemporary romances intended for readers 18 and older due to mature language and sexual content. new adult romance second chance romance military romance

Ghost Huntress Book 3: The Reason

Author: Marley Gibson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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It’s not everyday you have a premonition of your own demise. But two months after Kendall had a vision of her own death, all is well in her world. Maybe some cosmic wires got crossed. Then Kendall gets a request by the mayor of Radisson to investigate the mayoral manor. Emily and Loreen warn her against it: This spirit is dangerous. But not even they can see just how dangerous. But during the aftermath of her run-in with the spirit Kendall learns a life-shattering secret. Now Kendall has an even bigger problem. Somehow, she’s got to pull her life together if she wants to cleanse the mayor’s mansion and bring peace to the home—and herself.

Sinister Stage

A Ghost, Romance and Mystery Book

Author: Colleen Gleason

Publisher: AVID PRESS

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Category: Fiction

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A determined actress. Her old flame... A spooky theater. And a secret worth killing for.... The Tuesday Ladies and their friends return in the fifth book in Colleen Gleason's bestselling Wicks Hollow series. Vivien Leigh Savage is determined to bring live theater back to her hometown of Wicks Hollow. With her background as a childhood actor, her contacts, and her experience in marketing and publicity, she plans to reopen the Wicks Hollow Stage—a theater that's been closed for decades. But no sooner does she begin the renovations of the Stage than she's warned away: GO OR DIE. And then strange things begin to happen—events that make the hair on the back of her neck stand up and prickles down her spine. Someone—or something doesn't want the Stage to open again. And then there's the fact that Jake DeRiccio, who broke her heart fifteen years ago, has shown up on the scene...and he's more than interested in renewing their acquaintance. When it becomes clear that either a ghost or mortal is not going to allow Vivien to succeed in her plans, she'll need all the help she can get to clear the Stage...or she'll be the next phantom of the theater.

The Ghost of Hannah Mendes

A Novel

Author: Naomi Ragen

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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When Catherine da Costa, a wealthy Manhattan matron, learns she has only a short time to live, she realizes that her family tree will die unless she passes on its legacy and traditions to her granddaughters. But Suzanne and Francesca, beautiful young women caught up in trendy causes and ambitious careers, have no interest in the past. Catherine almost despairs until one night she is visited by the ghost of her family's anscestor, an indomitable Renaissance businesswoman named Hannah Mandes. The ghost of Hannah Mendes encourages Catherine to use every trick in the book to coerce the granddaughters to journey across Europe and acquaint themselves with their roots. While the sisters honor their grandmother's request out of loyalty, they believe their quest is futile--until it starts to uncover ancient pages from Hannah Mendes's fascinating memoir, and brings new loves into their lives.