Dark Places

📒Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Book Title : Dark Places
Author : Gillian Flynn
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release Date : 2018-05-22
Pages : 542
ISBN : 9781101902882
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places Summary : After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

📒My Dark Places by James Ellroy

Book Title : My Dark Places
Author : James Ellroy
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2009-09-23
Pages : 448
ISBN : 0307488519
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

My Dark Places Summary : The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer

📒Dark Places by Kate Grenville

Book Title : Dark Places
Author : Kate Grenville
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 415
ISBN : 9781459620056
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places Summary : 'Winner of the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction, Victorian Premier's Literary Prize, 1995. Albion Gidley Singer creates his world as a vast collection of facts, facts he uses to support his own power and status. After an awkward childhood, aware that he is a disappointment to his father, he acquires, the trappings of respectability success in business, a family. But beneath his comically grand exterior, Albion's soul remains a dark place of fear and loathing, driving him to terrifying deeds. Kate Grenville, author of the award-winning The Secret River, takes us inside the mind of one of her most powerful creations: a man who can persuade himself that he has the right, perhaps even the duty, to conquer and subdue the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his daughter Lilian the unforgettable character Grenville introduced in her brilliant debut Lilian's Story. A ventriloqual tour de force of the darkness at the heart of man. Sydney Morning Herald'.

📒Dark Places by Barry Curtis

Book Title : Dark Places
Author : Barry Curtis
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release Date : 2009-02-15
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781861895752
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places Summary : Horror films revel in taking viewers into shadowy places where the evil resides, whether it is a house, a graveyard or a dark forest. These mysterious spaces foment the terror at the heart of horror movies, empowering the ghastly creatures that emerge to kill and torment. With Dark Places, Barry Curtis leads us deep inside these haunted spaces to explore them – and the monstrous antagonists who dwell there. In this wide-ranging and compelling study, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted spaces in films connect to the ‘dark places’ of the human psyche. He examines diverse topics such as the special effects – ranging from crude to state-of-the-art – used in movies to evoke supernatural creatures; the structures, projections and architecture of horror movie sets; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. Dark Places also examines the reconfiguration of the haunted house in film as a motel, an apartment, a road or a spaceship, and how these re-imagined spaces thematically connect to Gothic fictions. Curtis draws his examples from numerous iconic films – including Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining – as well as lesser-known international works, which allow him to consider different cultural ideas of ‘haunting’. Japanese horror films and their Hollywood remakes – such as Ringu and The Ring, or Juon and The Grudge – come under particular scrutiny, as he explores Japanese cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past. Whether you love the splatter of blood or prefer to hide under the couch, Dark Places cuts to the heart of why we are drawn to carnage.

📒A Life In Dark Places by Paul J. Giannone

Book Title : A Life in Dark Places
Author : Paul J. Giannone
Publisher : Light Messages Publishing
Release Date : 2019-03-19
Pages : 242
ISBN : 9781611533354
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Life in Dark Places Summary : At its heart, A Life in Dark Places is an adventure story, its heroes the men and women who have risked their lives to minister to the vulnerable. Paul Giannone writes masterfully about what he has seen and experienced with a keen eye for detail and a leavening of humor. The author has found himself a participant in some of the most dramatic and horrific events of the past half century—America’s defeat in Vietnam and the subsequent “boat people” crisis; the fall of the Shah of Iran; the unspeakable acts committed by violent groups in sub-Saharan Africa, the tension along the Pakistan-Afghan border following 9-11, the flood of refugees unleashed by the war in Syria. A Life in Dark Placesis more than a memoir of one man’s journey and evolution. It is a wakeup call to America and its citizens.

📒Dark Places Other Spaces by Robert J. Scholes

Book Title : Dark Places Other Spaces
Author : Robert J. Scholes
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2002-07
Pages : 192
ISBN : 9780595237678
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places Other Spaces Summary : Robert J. Scholes explores the spiritual side of life, from the dark places of the minds of murderers to the wonders of the mystical experiences of common folk.

📒Treasures In Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta

Book Title : Treasures in Dark Places
Author : Leanna Cinquanta
Publisher : Chosen Books
Release Date : 2017-01-17
Pages : 252
ISBN : 9781441231031
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Treasures in Dark Places Summary : Captivating True Story of God's Supernatural Love at Work As a child, Leanna's young world pulsed with adventure, including emergency moves across the country in an old Dodge Dart with a dismantled airplane strapped to the roof. By age fifteen, she had become an equestrian champion with sights fixed on the Olympics. Then, in a series of stunning revelations, Jesus appeared to her and revolutionized her life. A few years later, not expecting to return alive, she wrote a will for her parents, left everything behind, and embarked for northern India with a one-way ticket and a mission: to rescue people trapped in darkness. This firsthand, often-supernatural account follows the rigors, heartaches, and miracles of a life propelled by faith into one of the poorest and darkest places on earth. Leanna's fearless determination to shine Jesus' light into the shadows--whether helping the destitute in small villages or reaching girls abused in the sex-trafficking trade--will thrill and inspire you to believe his power can change even your most trying circumstances.

📒Dark Places by Linda Ladd

Book Title : Dark Places
Author : Linda Ladd
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release Date : 2007-01
Pages : 383
ISBN : 078601718X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places Summary : In the midst of a blizzard, Missouri detective Claire Morgan becomes a pawn in a sadistic killer's deadly game when she investigates the brutal murder of a local teacher, who was left to die in view of her students and colleagues. Original.

Book Title : Dark Places of the Earth The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope
Author : Jonathan M. Bryant
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2015-07-13
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9781631490774
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Dark Places of the Earth The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope Summary : Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant—and long forgotten—Supreme Court cases in American history. In 1820, a suspicious vessel was spotted lingering off the coast of northern Florida, the Spanish slave ship Antelope. Since the United States had outlawed its own participation in the international slave trade more than a decade before, the ship's almost 300 African captives were considered illegal cargo under American laws. But with slavery still a critical part of the American economy, it would eventually fall to the Supreme Court to determine whether or not they were slaves at all, and if so, what should be done with them. Bryant describes the captives' harrowing voyage through waters rife with pirates and governed by an array of international treaties. By the time the Antelope arrived in Savannah, Georgia, the puzzle of how to determine the captives' fates was inextricably knotted. Set against the backdrop of a city in the grip of both the financial panic of 1819 and the lingering effects of an outbreak of yellow fever, Dark Places of the Earth vividly recounts the eight-year legal conflict that followed, during which time the Antelope's human cargo were mercilessly put to work on the plantations of Georgia, even as their freedom remained in limbo. When at long last the Supreme Court heard the case, Francis Scott Key, the legendary Georgetown lawyer and author of "The Star Spangled Banner," represented the Antelope captives in an epic courtroom battle that identified the moral and legal implications of slavery for a generation. Four of the six justices who heard the case, including Chief Justice John Marshall, owned slaves. Despite this, Key insisted that "by the law of nature all men are free," and that the captives should by natural law be given their freedom. This argument was rejected. The court failed Key, the captives, and decades of American history, siding with the rights of property over liberty and setting the course of American jurisprudence on these issues for the next thirty-five years. The institution of slavery was given new legal cover, and another brick was laid on the road to the Civil War. The stakes of the Antelope case hinged on nothing less than the central American conflict of the nineteenth century. Both disquieting and enlightening, Dark Places of the Earth restores the Antelope to its rightful place as one of the most tragic, influential, and unjustly forgotten episodes in American legal history.

📒In Dark Places by Michael Prescott

Book Title : In Dark Places
Author : Michael Prescott
Publisher : Michael Prescott
Release Date : 2019-04-20
Pages :
ISBN : 9781386719113
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

In Dark Places Summary : Dr. Robin Cameron explores the dark places of the mind, hoping to reform hardened criminals. For her, no one is beyond redemption. Still, she may have met her match in Justin Gray, a conscienceless serial killer with a taste for young girls. Girls like Robin's teenage daughter Megan – who, unknown to her mom, is venturing into some dark places of her own. "Packed with psychological complexity, truly demented characters and nonstop, unexpected plot twists …This dark, compulsive read messes with your mind and makes you love it."—Publishers Weekly Michael Prescott is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than 20 thrillers.