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The Walk Home and Other Tales of Suspense
(Short Stories / Thriller)
Seven short tales to tingle the nerves and chill the blood:
- The Walk Home: Stranded at a roadhouse, independent-minded Kathy decides to try to make her way home on foot by cutting through a state park. As the night wears on, she increasingly regrets the decision.
- The Final Performance: A magician’s assistant plans on staging a disappearing act from her employer / boyfriend. All she has to do, so she thinks, is make it through one last show.
- Vengeance of the Storm: As a thunderstorm looms, a man plots a particularly cold-blooded murder, convinced that he’s accounted for every possible detail.
- Cat’s Smile: Nagged and bullied by his hypochondriac wife, Walden finds himself wishing he could come home and find her dead…
And three more stories of murder, revenge, betrayal – and above all suspense.
Spring and Fall in the Old Dark House
“Do you believe in ghosts?”
When twelve-year-old Jenny Spring is asked that question by her best friend, David Fall, she insists that she doesn’t. She’s the smartest kid in school, and she knows exactly the right arguments to prove that there are no such things as ghosts.
But when the actions of a bitter classroom rival force them to enter and explore the creepiest house in town, Jenny and David find themselves forced to reconsider; what if there are such things as ghosts?
The Ten Commandments of Murder
“A house of many sins is a house of many motives.”
A gunshot shatters the night in the Long Island mansion of Wareham. An odious houseguest has been murdered and rich, directionless Alfred More is found holding the weapon that killed him…only he didn’t do it.
With a charge of murder staring him in the face, Alfred turns to the top private detective in New York: the huge, unpretentious Malachi Burke. Armed with his own ‘Ten Commandments of Murder’, Burke sets about sifting through the secret sins of the household to find which among them has violated the command, ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill.’
The Wisdom of Walt Disney: The Themes, Ethics, and Ideas of His Greatest Films
(Non-Fiction, Essays and Film Criticism)
Develop a new appreciation for the legendary storyteller as we explore the themes behind the timeless films of Walt Disney. From the triumphs and failures of civilization to the inseparable bond of parent and child, Disney plumbed the simplest, yet most important elements of the human experience and presented them in terms the whole world could understand. In The Wisdom of Walt Disney, we look past the bright colors and songs in search of the ideas behind twelve of the master storyteller’s greatest films.
Here you’ll discover why Pinocchio turns into a donkey, what is behind the Pastoral Symphony in Fantasia, and how Bambi relates to terror of war. You’ll learn the real message of Song of the South, explore the tortured soul of Captain Nemo, and uncover the profound piety of Sleeping Beauty. Above all, you’ll never watch these films the same way again.