Author : David Macaulay
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :1979-10-11
Total pages :96
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0547348622

It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
Release :1991-01-01
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780807596708

The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's friend, Kay, fix up her run-down motel.

Author : Terri L. Austin,Larissa Reinhart,Lyndee Walker
Publisher :
Release :2013-12-10
Total pages :242
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1941962009

THREE TIMES THE FUN AND MYSTERY... Elvis has left the building, but he's forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King's beloved home. DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS by Terri L. Austin A Rose Strickland Mystery Novella (follows DINER IMPOSSIBLE) When Rose and the gang head to Graceland right before Christmas, they get all shook up: the motel is a seedy dump and an Elvis impersonator turns up dead. Rose discovers missing jewels tie into the death and her suspicious mind flips into overdrive, questioning her fellow guests, the staff, and even a cute impersonator who keeps popping up. Will Rose be able to find the murderer and get home by Christmas day? It's now or never. QUICK SKETCH by Larissa Reinhart A Cherry Tucker Mystery Novella (prequel to PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY) Sassy Southern artist Cherry Tucker and her poker-loving boyfriend, Todd, pop into Memphis to help Todd's cousin who's been hustled out of his savings, right before Christmas. Staying at the shady Heartache Motel, Cherry can't tell a shill from a mark and fears everyone is playing them for chumps. Cherry and Todd quickly find themselves in a dangerous sting that could send them to the slammer or mark them as pigeons from cons looking for an even bigger score. DATELINE MEMPHIS by LynDee Walker A Nichelle Clarke Headline in Heels Mystery Novella (follows BURIED LEADS) Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke thinks she's going home for Christmas. But a quick stop at Graceland proves news breaks in the strangest places. When the King's home gets locked down with Nichelle inside, she chases this headline into the national spotlight-and the thief's crosshairs. Christmas dreams of blue suede Manolos fade, and all Nichelle wants from Santa is to land the story before the thief cuts off her news feed for good. Praise for HEARTACHE MOTEL: "I was laughing out loud and couldn't stop turning the pages as I read the adventures of amateur sleuths Rose Strickland, Cherry Tucker, and Nichelle Clarke, who find themselves at the Heartache Motel in Memphis, just in time for Christmas." - Gigi Pandian, Author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series "Heartache Motel, written by three talented storytellers, is three times the fun and mystery...It is the perfect rainy day, sunny day, I don't feel like getting out of bed book. Have your Happy Holidays with a 5-star humorous set-of-three mysteries " - Heather Haven, Author of the Humorous Alvarez Family and Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries "For a fun, Elvis-loving mystery treat, no place is better than the Heartache Motel. Sit back and let Man-Margret check you in to follow the clues to Christmas filled with cozy mystery at its best." - Nancy J Parra, Author of the Baker's Treat Mysteries and the Perfect Proposal Mysteries "I loved all three stories. They are fast paced, great reads and I predict will inspire you to read more of these author's books. Five stars " - Lynn Farris, Mystery Books Examiner for Examiner.com "Easy to read and quite enjoyable...If you're a fan of cozy mysteries, you'll want to read Heartache Motel. Fans of Austin, Reinhart, and Walker won't be disappointed and this is a great way to dip your toes if you're interested in reading a new author or genre." - Literary, etc. Books in the Henery Press Mystery Novella Series: OTHER PEOPLE'S BAGGAGE HEARTACHE MOTEL Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all....

Author : Simone St. James
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2020-02-18
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780440000181

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
Release :1999-01-01
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780807597194

Grandfather's new land in the Rockies comes complete with an abandoned town and old silver mine. There is even a ghost floating through the streets!

Author : A.I. Nasser
Publisher : Scare Street
Release :2016-08-19
Total pages :155
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :

Patrick Lahm is down on his luck. Late for his book signing, out of gas and stuck in a storm. He hitches a ride to the Kurtain Motel where he is forced to spend the night. The small motel seems harmless enough at first, but as the night drags on, Patrick and the other guests slowly begin to realize there is a lot more to their temporary lodging than meets the eye. Something evil is at work at the Kurtain Motel; something that creeps into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind and tugs at the chords of sanity until they finally break. On the longest night of his life, Patrick soon finds out that there is a reason why skeletons are kept in closets. He realizes that your sins always find a way to catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to run. Welcome to the Kurtain Motel, where all your nightmares come true.

Author : Carol Ryrie Brink
Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Release :1993-01-01
Total pages :214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 068971677X

When Kirby, Bitsy, and their parents inherit an unusual and very pink motel in Florida, they find it filled with eccentric characters, mystery, and adventure.

Author : David Macaulay
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :1987-10-26
Total pages :80
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547348414

This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

Author : Annelise Ryan
Publisher : Kensington Books
Release :2018-03-01
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781496706706

As deputy medical examiner and homicide detective respectively, newlyweds Mattie Winston and Steve Hurley are dispatched to a grisly crime scene at the Grizzly Motel, a seedy joint for illicit liaisons on the outskirts of Sorenson, Wisconsin. A man and woman are found dead next to each other in bed in what initially appears to be a grim but straightforward murder-suicide. An affair gone sour? But as the forensic evidence is gathered and autopsies are performed, Mattie and Hurley realize the scene has been staged. They have a double murder on their hands. The spurned spouses of both victims top the list of suspects, but as more is revealed, the case becomes increasingly complex. Dividing their time and resources between the crime and an ongoing investigation involving Mattie's father, plus caring for their kids, the two are stretched to their limits. After another victim turns up dead, there's no room for error as they stage a scene of their own to back the killer into a corner . . . Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series “The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . . while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.” —Booklist “The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever!” —Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise “A puzzler of a mystery. Annelise Ryan has created a smart and saucy heroine in Mattie Winston . . . What a thrill ride!” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay “Ryan smoothly blends humor, distinctive characters, and authentic forensic detail.” —Publishers Weekly

Author : Chris Culver
Publisher :
Release :2018
Total pages :396
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1730885497

Detective Mary Joe Court sleeps with a shotgun beside her bed and a lovable bullmastiff at her feet. For the past twelve years, she's hidden from a nightmarish past, but with every passing day, her scars fade and her heart grows lighter. Now, for the first time in her life, she looks forward to her future. She's happy. Then she finds the body. Someone shot the victim in her chest and left her to die in a cheap motel. Joe knew her well. She grew up with her. They were sisters, of a sort. Twelve years ago, the victim put a gangster in prison. Now that gangster's out and he's looking to settle scores--Joe included. Joe has fought to leave her past behind. Now she has to face it or lose everything she cares about. Because the killer hunting her will tear apart her carefully constructed life piece by piece until there's nothing left. Unless Joe gets him first...