Digging Up the Dirt

The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks mysteries is back with more of those sleuthing Southern belles, the Ducote sisters.

Digging Up the Dirt

The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks mysteries is back with more of those sleuthing Southern belles, the Ducote sisters... An’gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club’s spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm... The remains might belong to Hadley’s long-lost sister-in-law, Callie, who everyone thought ran off with Hadley years ago. And if it’s not Callie, who could it be? As the Ducotes begin uncovering secrets, they discover that more than one person in Athena would kill to be Mrs. Partridge. Now An’gel and Dickce will need to get their hands dirty if they hope to reveal a killer’s deep-buried motives before someone else’s name is mud...

Digging up the Dirt

Little documentation exists that tells their personal stories leading up to their residency into the Will County Poor Farm. That is, until one historian started digging up the dirt on the operation and the people that resided there.

Digging up the Dirt

The Will County Poor Farm was a home for the less fortunate, terminally and mentally ill, elderly, and orphaned children. Hundreds resided there over the years and despite the closing in 1955, hundreds of them still remain, somewhere within the 180 acres.

Diggin Up Bones

It appeared to be lodged in the dirt - perhaps a root from a nearby tree . Carefully he scraped around the wood with the adze . More of the wood was exposed . This was no root . He was digging up a small , half - rotten wooden box .

Diggin  Up Bones

Sure to rattle nerves on dark and spooky nights, this collection of Tennessee ghost tales features stories based on actual reported events as well as those that sprung purely from the author's vivid imagination. For those who want to experience a touch of the unknown, these tales will deliver with chilling results.

Digging Up the Dirt

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Digging Up the Dirt


Dishing Up the Dirt

In short essays throughout the book, Andrea also presents an honest glimpse of life on Tumbleweed Farm—the real life of a farmer, not the shabby-chic fantasy often portrayed—offering fascinating and frequently entertaining details about ...

Dishing Up the Dirt


Diggin Up the Dirt

Save room for dessert. You don't want to miss this Southern mystery! - - - - - - - - - - - - - DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT by Tonya Kappes - A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Diggin  Up the Dirt

Sweet as honey, soured by murder! Everyone in Cottonwood loves the new bakery, Sweet Shop. Until a Cottonwood resident is found dead with a half-eaten donut in her hand. Sheriff Kenni Lowry has her hands full. With a new murder in town and a new deputy to train, she's not sure if she's ever gonna get this booger solved. Sheriff Elmer Sims comes to the rescue, stepping up as Kenni's ghost deputy. As the ex-dead-now-ghost deputy and Kenni's Poppa, there's clues beyond the sprinkles in the donut that only he can see. Add to Kenni's stress, Finn Vincent's, Kenni's hunky boyfriend and new sheriff of Clay's Ferry, parents have come to town to meet Kenni and her parents. And Kenni's mama ain't too happy. As they say in the South, nobody's happy if mama ain't happy. With Poppa's keen insight and Kenni's determination, Kenni focuses all her attention on bringing the killer to justice before the yeast rises and another dead body turns up. Save room for dessert. You don't want to miss this Southern mystery! - - - - - - - - - - - - - DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT by Tonya Kappes A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Digging Up the Past

Mary Frances, why don't you get some shots as we continue to scrape away the dirt?” “I'll be right over,” Mary Frances called out. What do you think it might be? Help Molly and Max scrape away the dirt by turning to Genesis 9 on page ...

Digging Up the Past

Kids join inductive detectives Max and Molly and archaeologist Uncle Jake on a treasure hunt for truth. They'll uncover how God deals with sin, why God flooded the earth, where the different nations and languages came from, and what God's plan is for saving people.

Cool Hand Luke

So the lieutenant sir, he had the sergeant fill the hole up with dirt right away. Then the kids started diggin' up the dirt with their hands. So the lieutenant sir, he has the dirt tamped down hard and has it run over with trucks and ...

Cool Hand Luke

Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, war hero turned ''pretty evil feller,'' whose refusal to ''git his mind right'' becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival.

Cool Hand Luke Introduction by Antonia Quirke

So the lieutenant sir, he had the sergeant fill the hole up with dirt right away. Then the kids started diggin' up the dirt with their hands. So the lieutenant sir, he has the dirt tamped down hard and has it run over with trucks and ...

Cool Hand Luke  Introduction by Antonia Quirke

Written using Donn Pearce's own experiences of working on a Florida chain gang, Cool Hand Luke is the classic tale of a quiet hero who refused to conform. Forced into a chain gang after a controversial career in the army, Lucas Jackson's outsized feats range from bizarre acts of gluttony and gambling - betting a fellow inmate he can eat 50 eggs - to harrowing escape attempts. Luke's acts of defiance and his refusal to 'git his mind right' soon make him a legend among his fellow convicts - a symbol of hope in a cruel regime designed to break a man's body and spirit. The original rebel, Luke's anti-hero personality makes him one of the seminal non-conformists - born to lose, but full of dignity. Cool Hand Luke was turned into a film in 1967, the year after its initial publication, starring Paul Newman. The screenplay, scripted by Donn Pearce himself, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Colored Lily Poppa Took My Innocence Book 2

He's getting closer, but I can't back up any further into the fence. I keep trying, but the more I try, the more my feet keep pushing me back in my same spot, diggin up the dirt in front of me making me slide on back.

Colored Lily  Poppa Took My Innocence  Book 2

(Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence is the second book of the SECRET novel collection. Secret is the first and Paton is the third and final book.) What would a daughter want more from her father than his love? However, in a small town, a teenage girl called by the name of Jocie, finds out how the love she once adored from her poppa can become twisted and feel so much like hatred, causing hell-grown wounds. Going on a search for the love that she yearns so deeply, Jocie winds up with worse than she bargained for, and without an escape, ends up in the midst of death, darkness, and a cold conception while gripping the darkest secret that only God in heaven can know and forgive! Next, read the third and final book from the pages of this highly successful novel series titled Paton, the story of Jocie's father, now! keywords: african american fiction, urban books, african american books, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban African American, street lit, urban romance, urban books free, love story, empire, urban lit, kingpin, crime fiction, crime, cartel, thug, urban books free, thug love, street, power, contemporary women, thrillers, police, criminal fiction, suspense, murder, free, hustler, street smarts, urban suspense, deals, coming of age, african american

The SECRET Novel Collection

He's getting closer, but I can't back up any further into the fence. I keep trying, but the more I try, the more my feet keep pushing me back in my same spot, diggin up the dirt in front of me making me slide on back.

The SECRET Novel Collection

THE SECRET NOVEL COLLECTION Secret, Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence, and Paton are three complete novels in one emotionally packed family saga with dramatic events taking place in the deep south, lined in secrets, bursting from betrayals, and written in reverse order. Read about each book in this collection below and enjoy. SECRET In a small, southern town, there is a scorned secret that has ripped through homes. Accursed is the woman that it came from, people around town say, but to a sassy, country girl named Secret, that’s not all to it. She asks herself, what curse, and what does it have to do with me? That’s when Secret takes matters into her own hands and attempts to solve the terrifying mystery of her family that roots from her own mother! Will she ever uncover the curse that lives behind her name, or will Secret discover that all the hatred aimed her direction is truly deserved? COLORED LILY: Poppa Took My Innocence What would a daughter want more from her father than his love? However, in a small town, a teenage girl called by the name of Jocie, finds out how the love she once adored from her poppa can become twisted and feel so much like hatred, causing hell-grown wounds. Going on a search for the love that she yearns so deeply, Jocie winds up with worse than she bargained for, and without an escape, ends up in the midst of death, darkness, and a cold conception while gripping the darkest secret that only God in heaven can know and forgive! PATON After witnessing the ruthless murder of his best friend while his own life hung in the balance, the many demons Paton Jones spends a lifetime trying to suppress begin to emerge. Armed with an evil before its time, Paton's life becomes a thick fog of deadly secrets, hidden betrayal, and overt lies that carve a relentless path of revenge and destruction against anyone who crosses him. Before Secret, there was innocence. Before Colored Lily, there was corruption. In the beginning, there was PATON! If you love the drama in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, then you will become captivated with the thunderous secrets and taboo horrors of this dramatic African American fiction novel collection that brings you three books in one - SECRET, COLORED LILY:Poppa Took My Innocence and PATON. Read The Secret Novel Collection now! keywords: african american fiction, urban books, african american books, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban African American, street lit, urban romance, urban books free, love story, empire, urban lit, kingpin, crime fiction, crime, cartel, thug, urban books free, thug love, street, power, contemporary women, thrillers, police, criminal fiction, suspense, murder, free, hustler, street smarts, urban suspense, deals, coming of age, african american

Digging Up the Dead

As he lay on his front in the dirt, the cart came to a halt with one of its wheels on top of his leg. When he was pulled free, blood was spurting in a strong bright red pulse from the back of his knee. The popliteal artery — the main ...

Digging Up the Dead

A tearaway young man from Norfolk, Astley Cooper (1768-1841) became the world's richest and most famous surgeon. Admired from afar by the Brontës and up close by his student Keats, his success was born of an appetite for bloody revolutions. He set up an international network of bodysnatchers, won the Royal Society's highest prize and boasted to Parliament that there was no one whose body he could not steal. Experimenting on his neighbours' corpses and the living bodies of their stolen pets, his discoveries were as great as his infamy. Caught up in the French Revolution, and in attempts to bring radical democracy to Britain, Cooper nevertheless rose to become surgeon to royals from the Prince Regent to Queen Victoria. Setting the past against his own reactions to autopsies and operations, hospitals and poetry, Burch's Digging Up the Dead is a riveting account of a world of gothic horror as well as fertile idealism.

Beyond the Horizon

Why don't you give up the old boat? You've been on the sea long enough, heaven's knows. Why don't you make up your mind and settle down here with us? Scorr—[Emphaticallgd And go diggin' up the dirt and plantin' things?

Beyond the Horizon


Digging Up the Mountains

And I continued on alone to the museums, the churches, the streets grim with the dirt and dried blood of history. When the time came, later, to link up, Grady failed to arrive and John, changed, had already inserted himself into another ...

Digging Up the Mountains

This dazzling collection of short stories, originally published in 1985, marks the brilliant debut of Neil Bissoondath, a major voice in Canadian fiction. Focusing on contemporary themes of cultural dislocation, revolution, and the shifting politics of the Third World, the stories resonate with Bissoondath’s compassion for people threatened by circumstances beyond their control.

Clay for the Potter

... Senior Class Play, “Diggin' Up The Dirt”, in which I had the leading role. I was shocked to think that for fifty years, I'd remembered only the bad and none of the good. Perhaps my senior year was not such a bad year after all.

Clay for the Potter

Clay for the Potter tells the remarkable story of Sarah Mitchell Gettys. From her childhood years on the windswept Colorado plains, a time of struggling farmers and one-room schoolhouses, through her travels around the world as a young woman and educator, all the way to her later years as an entrepreneur and business owner, Sarah's is a uniquely American story that perfectly reflects the changing landscape of our nation. "Life is like building a house. Each wall is made up of memories, which are a result of the decisions we make and the actions we take, as we go through life. We ourselves are the builders and eventually we are the ones who have no choice but to live in the house we have built for ourselves. My "walls" embrace me with warmth and a great deal of love. I am a happy camper."

Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

I imagine a letter I might write: Dear Cherríe, Every July for the last four years, I think about Digging Up the Dirt and all you taught us during the run of the play. I remember the intensity of the production and everything you told ...

Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

This collection of essays offers twelve innovative approaches to contemporary literary criticism. The contributors, women scholars who range from undergraduate students to contingent faculty to endowed chairs, stage a critical dialogue that raises vital questions about the aims and forms of criticism— its discourses and politics, as well as the personal, institutional, and economic conditions of its production. Offering compelling feminist and queer readings of avant-garde twentieth- and twenty-first-century texts, the essays included here are playful, performative, and theoretically savvy. Written for students, scholars, and professors in literature and creative writing, Reading and Writing Experimental Texts provides examples for doing literary scholarship in innovative ways. These provocative readings invite conversation and community, reminding us that if the stakes of critical innovation are high, so are the pleasures.

Wintu Dictionary

( from { hek } stand , stop ) hikca to shove dirt away when digging ( transitive ) hikel falling over small objects ... He is in the garden digging up the dirt . hiki hoeing ( nominal stem ) hikililiha caving in a little at a time ...

Wintu Dictionary


God s Big Idea

When you dig up the dirt, you mix air into it so that the little sprouts will have air to breathe. Digging up the dirt also lets water soak in better and kills weeds and helps you find rocks. When you dig up the dirt, you make it nice ...

God s Big Idea

The author starts with God's plan to create a new world and guides the child through the six days of Creation, and ends up with God's plan for a new earth. In between, children solve many of life's lesser mysteries (do fish sleep?) and think about a few of the greater ones (why am I here?). And every fascinating fact about the world we live in becomes a doorway to big truths about life.

Squatter

As Fitzpatrick dug up the red dirt, that came up in chunks: I broke up the chunks of dirt and mixed it with manure; which was big chunks of dry cow-dow. Hours after, me and my Bronx man had work our way digging and mixing the earth, ...

Squatter

Living underground is not a bed of roses. But I'm living a dreamers life, with a dream, in a place, a time that makes a difference, when one is born in the Americas, and experienced growing up with ration cards, steel bands, calypso, Jazz bands, rock 'n' roll, free sex, passion, can-can in fashion, bomb scares, Coca-cola, Pepsi, bubble gum, all fought for and won, a place in the sun, while men walked on the moon.

Digging Up the Remains

... a 400th Goosebush Anniversary Planning Committee that had more tension than a tightrope, a reporter who had moved to town to dig up the Goosebush dirt, and the preparations for the Fall Festival, Lilly was on edge.

Digging Up the Remains

A festive fall is in full swing in Goosebush, Massachusetts, but when a snoopy reporter is felled by foul play, it’s up to Lilly and her Garden Squad to spook out a killer . . . Between hosting a haunted house on her lawn, serving on the town’s 400th Anniversary Planning Committee, and prepping for the Fall Festival’s 10k fundraiser, Lilly’s hands are full. She doesn’t have time for prickly newspaper reporter Tyler Crane, who’s been creeping around town, looking for dirt on Goosebush’s most notable families . . . until he’s found dead on the race route moments before the start. An unfortunate accident? Or did Tyler unearth a secret that someone in Goosebush is willing to kill to keep? By planting nasty rumors and cultivating fear, Tyler sowed a fair share of ill will during his brief time in town. Weeding through the suspects will be thorny, but Lilly and her Garden Squad are determined to root out the autumnal assassin before the Fall Festival flops . . . Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com