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The President Is Dead!: The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and BeyondA fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few “almost presidents,” such as Jefferson Davis.Packed with captivating stories and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford (who was the most recent president to die), met their ends, the circumstances of their deaths, the pomp of their funerals, and their public aft…

Dead of NightFour New York Times bestselling authors breach the boundaries of time and reality in these paranormal tales of suspense, intrigue, and out-of-this world passion…Futuristic lieutenant Eve Dallas ends up in a supernatural showdown with a seductive vampire criminal in J. D. Robb’s “Eternity in Death.”In Mary Blayney’s “Amy and the Earl’s Amazing Adventure,” an ancient coin whisks an American woman and a modern-day earl into the past—and into each other’s arms. When a city girl visits a Scottis…

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass IncidentIn February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident— unsettling and unexplained causes of death, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and signs of radioactivity—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This New York Times bestseller is a gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hik…

Raising the Dead: A True Story of Death and SurvivalA true story of death and survival in the world’s most dangerous sport, cave diving. Two friends plunge 900 ft deep into the water of the Komali Springs in South Africa, to raise the body of a diver who had perished there a decade before. Only one returns. Unquenchable heroism and complex human relationships amid the perils of extreme sport. On New Year’s Day, 2005, David Shaw travelled halfway around the world on a journey that took him to a steep crater in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, …

The Doctor's Wife Is Dead: The True Story of a Peculiar Marriage, a Suspicious Death, and the Murder Trial that Shocked IrelandA mysterious death in respectable society: a brilliant historical true crime storyIn 1849, a woman called Ellen Langley died in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. She was the wife of a prosperous local doctor. So why was she buried in a pauper’s coffin? Why had she been confined to the grim attic of the house she shared with her husband, and then exiled to a rented dwelling-room in an impoverished part of the famine-ravaged town? And why was her husband charged with murder?Following every twist and turn of …

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and LifeAs he is driving home from a minister’s conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace. Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life…

Twice Dead: The True Death and Life Story of Roman GutierrezWhen Roman Gutierrez was eleven years old, his father died from a heroin overdose. Roman resolved, in his anger and his pain, that someday God would take him the same way. He became an addict, a year later he went to juvenile detention for stealing, and attempted suicide the year after that. At fifteen he got into a fight and was pronounced dead for six minutes. At nineteen he was stabbed by his best friend, and pronounced dead for five minutes. When Roman was twenty-five, he shot up all the he…

Love Letters to the Dead: A NovelIt begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more — though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her s…

Back From The Dead (The Green Eyed Wraith Trilogy Book 3)Kendall is a senior level criminology student at Elmhurst College, but she’s quite new to the art of necromancy. She has been experimenting with conjuring up long lost spirits in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding her mysterious dreams and the disappearance of her dear friend, Tiffany. Luckily, her new friends have come to her aide. Jamie is a junior level student with a reputation for being a gossip girl. Yet, there’s more to this little spitfire than what everybody on campus is …

Denton Little's Still Not Dead“Denton and his quirky friends are laugh-out-loud funny, even as their riotous adventures raise deeper questions about science, government control, life, and death.” — SLJ You only live once—unless you’re Denton Little!   Denton Little lives in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. The good news: Denton has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his fami…