Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal

Author: Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497646588
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On an island off the coast of Virginia, the daughter of a US Lifesaver investigates a series of suspicious shipwrecks It’s 1895. Rhoda Midyette lives on Glenn Island, where her father is keeper of the US Lifesaving Station. He leads rescue operations whenever a ship hits the dangerous shoals around the island—which has happened far too often lately. One stormy night, when Rhoda and her father’s team help the survivors off their destroyed boat, she spies a mysterious light on the cape above Graveyard Shoal. The next day, she finds footprints in the sand. Is someone deliberately causing the collisions? Swaying their lanterns so the sailors will navigate toward the perilous shallows instead of away from them? Or is it a ghost light—and are the footprints those of the mythical mangled mariner? As she digs deeper, Rhoda uncovers clues that threaten everything she knows. With so much at stake—including her best-friendship with the gravely ill Pearl—Rhoda has to trust in herself and find a way to save lives. This ebook includes a historical afterword.

Mystery on Skull Island

Author: Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497646561
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In 1724, Rachel Howell leaves New York for South Carolina . . . and plunges into a dangerous world of pirates and hidden treasure that threatens her family’s future When New York–born and –raised Rachel Howell sails for South Carolina to be reunited with her father, the last thing she expects is to be attacked by pirates! She’s lucky to escape with her life, but the attackers take a pearl necklace belonging to her dead mother. Things go from bad to worse when Rachel arrives safely in Charles Town and learns her father is getting married again. The one bright spot is her friendship with Sally Pugh, the daughter of the local tavern owner. Until Papa’s bride-to-be arrives . . . and forbids Rachel from seeing Sally. Determined to remain friends, Rachel and Sally search for a secret place to meet. They discover a hidden island in the Charles Town port, containing a sinkhole filled with quicksand, rocks with mysterious markings, . . . and a human skull. But when the girls are stranded overnight and overhear men in a hidden lagoon, they realize they’ve stumbled onto something big. It could destroy Rachel’s father’s business . . . and Rachel’s life. This ebook includes a historical afterword.

Missing Grace

Author: Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 9781593696597
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In the summer of 1935, twelve-year-old Kit Kittredge's dog Grace mysteriously vanishes and Kit tries to figure out who took her and why. Includes information about pets and dog shows during the Great Depression.

Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals

Author: Bland Simpson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807856178
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In the misty dawn of January 31, 1921, a Coast Guardsman on watch at the Cape Hatteras Life-Saving Station sighted a mighty five-masted schooner, all sails set, wrecked on the treacherous Diamond Shoals. Rescuers rushed to the ship, but when they arrived

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
Publisher: Perseverance Press
ISBN: 9781880284926
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This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writersand readersof historical mysteries. Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume. Her voice is warm and friendly and her tips practical. At the core of the book is her personal take on the process of writing and selling historical mysteries, and includes contributions from over forty other historical mysteries writers, including Laurie King, Anne Perry, Stephen Saylor, Elizabeth Peters practical advice anecdotes suggestions for research input from assorted editors, booksellers, reviewers, and historical mystery fans Ranging from ancient civilizations to the Japanese samurai era, to the modern private eye, here's a vast historical panorama for readers who enjoy their murder and mayhem along with past mores and morals.

The Strange Case of Baby H

Author: Kathryn Reiss
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497646480
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A twelve-year-old girl searches for answers when she finds an abandoned baby in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 Clara Curfman is awakened from a recurring swimming dream by her big, furry sheepdog, Humphrey. Suddenly, her bed is moving and the room is shaking from side to side and up and down. The floor starts pitching like a giant ocean wave, and her books dance right off the shelves. As her parents and their neighbors cope with the earthquake’s devastating aftereffects, Clara makes a stunning discovery: A baby has been left on the doorstep of her family’s boarding house. Is the abandoned infant a victim of the earthquake—or something more sinister? The only clue to her identity is a silver rattle engraved with the letter H. On a quest to find Baby H’s parents, Clara meets a boy named Edgar who has been orphaned by the earthquake. Their search takes them on a winding trail of danger that will test the true limits of Clara’s courage. This ebook includes a historical afterword.

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318429
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Curated with loving expertise, these thirteen tales showcase both Windham and Fighs masterful selection of stories and their artful and suspenseful writing style. In crafting stories treasured by children and adults alike, the authors tell much more than ghost tales. Embedded in each is a wealth of fact and folklore about Alabama history and the old South. I dont care whether you believe in ghosts, Windham was fond of saying. The good ghost stories do not require that you believe in ghosts.

The Cannibals

Author: Iain Lawrence
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307516660
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As Tom Tin nears Australia, where he’s to serve a lengthy sentence for a murder he didn’t commit, he and his fellow convict, Midgely, plot their escape. No matter that the ship carrying them and the other juvenile criminals is captained by Tom’s father. Tom knows his father can’t help him clear his name and regain his freedom–not as long as Mr. Goodfellow, a man who wants the ruin of the Tin family, wields power back in London. So Tom and Midgely decide to go overboard! So do other boys who seize their chance at liberty–boys who aren’t so innocent, and who have it in for Tom. To make things worse, the islands in the Pacific look inviting, but Tom remembers his father’s warnings: headhunters and cannibals lurk there! The boys go anyway. And as conflict among them mounts, as they encounter the very dangers Captain Tin spoke of, Tom must fight to keep himself and Midgely alive. From the Hardcover edition.

A Race Against Time

Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442459433
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If I'm in the game, I play to win. So as captain of my team in the River Heights Biking for Bucks charity road race, my goals are to bring my team over the finish line first -- and to catch a thief along the way! See, all of the money we raised before the race has been stolen -- and I know I can find it. With two days, practically no clues, and a bike race to win, I've got my work cut out for me. But with Bess, George, and Ned on my team, what could stand between us and the gold?