The Creak on the Stairs

The Creak on the Stairs is a captivating tale with plenty of tension and a plot to really get your teeth into’ LoveReading ‘At each stage, Ægisdóttir is not giving us information but asking things of us.

Author: Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1913193055

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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When a woman’s body is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, investigators discover shocking secrets in her past. First in the disturbing, chillingly atmospheric, addictive new Forbidden Iceland series. 'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this moving debut from Icelander Eva Bjork Aegisdottir. It's subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' Ann Cleeves ‘An exciting and harrowing tale from one of Iceland’s rising stars’ Ragnar Jónasson _________________ When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to the area. Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues Sævar and Hörður, commence an uneasy investigation, which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman’s past that continues to reverberate in the present day ... But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community. Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople’s shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats, and find justice ... before it’s too late. _________________ ‘We’re used to Icelandic writers lowering the temperature — in more ways than one — and Ægisdóttir proves to be adept at this chilly art as any of her confrères (and consoeurs). Elma is a memorably complex character, and Victoria Cribb’s translation is (as usual) non-pareil’ Financial Times ‘A deserted lighthouse & a murdered woman set the scene for this haunting & compelling mystery where the dark secrets of a small town are shockingly exposed. As chilling and atmospheric as an Icelandic winter’ Lisa Gray ‘Elma leaves Reykjavik CID for a job with the police in her hometown of Akranes, deeming it “every bit as quiet as it appeared to be” — until the discovery of a murdered woman starts to unravel a thread of long-buried crimes hidden deep in the community. Elma is a fantastic heroine, making this a bestseller in Iceland’ The Times

The Creaking on the Stairs

"This is a book that has no easy answers to the problems of childhood abuse.

Author: Mez McConnell

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 9781527104419


Page: 240

View: 194

I think there is real hope to be found, in the middle of our deepest traumas, in the good news about Jesus Christ. I also think that there is a place for us to find hope and community within the church. Because of these two beliefs, I truly think, distant though it may be, that we may even get to a place of peace within our souls and a place of forgiveness for those who hurt us so much. This is a book that has no easy answers and will offer none. This is a book that tries to get behind the tough questions of why God permits such abuses to occur in this world. Using his own story of childhood abuse, Mez McConnell tells us about a God who is just, sovereign and loving. A good father who knows the pain of rejection and abuse, who hates evil, who can bring hope even in the darkest place. 'It's not a pagan rags to Christian riches story. It's real, raw and radical. I suspect that there will be as many people shocked by the Bible teaching that Mez wrestles with, as there will be those shocked by the abuse he suffered. With chapters like 'The glorious, wonderful reality of Hell' and 'The terrible reality of Heaven', there is no chance of this book being perceived as comfortable.' - David Robertson, Christian Today https: //

The Creaking Stair

Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth



Category: American poetry

Page: 110

View: 397

A collection of poems describing darkness and things you think about, ghosts and madness and fear.

Popular Mechanics Complete Home How to

It is best to do this late at night or early in the morning , when the house is quiet
and small creaks will not be missed . Creaking in stairs begins when joints
become loose and start rubbing . The slight gaps that allow this movement are
usually ...

Author: Albert Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781588168030

Category: House & Home

Page: 514

View: 592

Provides an extensive home repair guide for both interior and exterior home repairs, including installing windows, laying floors, and building fences.

The London Miscellany

66 Whether I was right or wrong in my suspicions the but upon drawing near , my
size and build had cowed The continued creaking of the stairs told me that
sequel of my narration will show , him . there was something wrong , so I pulled
the ...






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The Killer Wore White

She heard the creak of the stairs again. Whoever was on the stairs was coming
closer. A flash of lightning lit up the bare windows behind her. It flashed for just an
instant but that was all it took for her to see a form of a man in the shadows ...

Author: Kathryn M White

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469733803

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 822

Dr. Greta L. Drake is not aware when she accepts a job at The Physician's Clinic that she is stepping into a horrific crime scene. She is informed only after she arrives that three women employees have disappeared without trace. Another will disappear while she is there and this will set her on a hunt for the killer. She joins forces with Detective Cody Lunt, whose wife was killed by a drunk driver and whose daughter survives a brutal attack and rape. His hatred of men who would prey upon defenseless women is all the reason he needs to hunt for the killer. The other women working at the clinic are sure that the killer is in their midst. But who can it be? Who calls but doesn't say anything? Who follows them with their headlights on high beam? What could possibly be the motive? Could the killer be the doctor Greta falls in love with, Dr. Nathan Blevins? Or could it be his brother, Jeff, who is a veterinarian, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and who just happens to be visiting his brother when a woman comes up missing? Greta leaves no stone unturnedher eyes and ears are open and she soon becomes suspicious of Dr. Raymond Moran, better know as Doc. Why is he so nosey and yet so private about himself? Where does he go every weekend? Or what about Lily Thompson, RN who is jealous, angry and bitter? The search for the killer will carry Detective Cody Lunt, to New York, Ohio, Georgia and many more places. It is a relentless search to stop a mad person before another woman leaves without a trace.

Queen of the South

Another creak in the hall, or maybe on the stairs. Pote Gálvez' look from the door
across the hall—resigned, professional. His misleading bulk kneeling, half his
face peering around the door frame, the AK-47 ready, the stock removed to make
it ...

Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684820

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 472

The international bestseller that inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. From “master of the intellectual thriller” Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continents—from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain—in a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death. Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next. Then the call comes. In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.

Household Words

Come down stairs , cook , " says from one part of the house to another - he , “ I've
something to tell you ; so solemnit was a large , old - fashioned , red brick house ,
like that I couldn't think what could be the it was his shoe went “ Creak ! creak ...

Author: Charles Dickens



Category: English literature


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Christmas Stories

Come down stairs , cook , ” says from one part of the house to another he , “ I've
something to tell you ; ” so solemnit was a large , old - fashioned , red brick house
, like that I couldn't think what could be the it was — his shoe went “ Creak ...

Author: Charles Dickens





View: 601

Household Words Christmas Stories 1851 1858

Come down stairs , cook , ” says from one part of the house to another he , “ I've
something to tell you ; so solemnit was a large , old - fashioned , red brick house ,
like that I couldn't think what could be the it was his shoe went “ Creak ! creak ...

Author: Charles Dickens



Category: England


View: 536

The Creaking Stair Step

Mrs. Robin Worthington had married the man of her dreams.

Author: Robbie Lamb

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781413721799

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 271

Mrs. Robin Worthington had married the man of her dreams. But something was changing about their relationship.Why was their lovemaking more fulfilling? Why was she anticipating the sound of his footsteps more and more on the stairs? Why was her mother-in-law acting so strangely? Who was the handsome man that looked so much like her husband? Why was someone trying to kill her? There were too many questions and not enough answers. Her world had been turned upside-down -- too much pain. Maybe she should just end it all and be done with it.

The Visitors

A creak on the stairs beyond the door made us stop talking. Footsteps moving to
the next oor. She looked toward the door. The spikes in her hair were trembling.
—I'm sorry, Jim, she said. Then the creak on the ceiling, where she now stared, ...

Author: Patrick O'Keeffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408850818

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 274

One warm July night, when thoughts of Ireland are far from James Dwyer's mind, a homeless man with a sunburnt face, who smells like dry wood, comes to the screen door of his Michigan apartment. Walter has two messages. The first is that an old lady is lying in the middle of his street. But when James goes to look there's nobody to be seen. The second, while apparently more ordinary, is ultimately more troubling: a childhood friend wants him to visit. Kevin Lyons, the wayward older son of a neighbouring builder James knew long ago as a boy in Tipperary, now lives in the USA too, and wants to reconnect with his past. But James, who has spent years establishing the foundations of his American life, has put that past behind him. As the day of the visit approaches, James slowly re-examines the mysteries of that time: what happened to Aunt Tess, who went away to become a nurse in Dublin; what Kevin's father was really doing late at night by candlelight in his makeshift office in the yard; what became of Kevin's red-haired sister Una, who young Jimmy fell for in a big way and whether, after all these years, people like Kevin ever really change. The Visitors is a captivating story of the interwoven fates of two families, of the gap between childhood and the adult world, between a river in Ireland (and all that happened there) and another in America, and of the shocking revelations that come with crossing the divide.


Eventually she breaks. “Well you better think of something!” She pushes her chair
away and stomps across the kitchen, slamming shut a cupboard door. I hear the
creak of the stairs and she heads to her bedroom. The day can't get any worse.

Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554696291

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 287

It's "bead season" at slippery rock high. This year the bead-snatching grad game called "Gotcha" has been banned as an official school activity because the teachers have decided to put an end to a dangerous tradition. After paying an entry fee the players are given a bead and someone's name. The object of the game is snatch the bead of your victim and take their name. The winner ends up with all the beads—and all the money. After the game is banned it becomes even more appealing. The game goes underground and more grads than ever are participating. Katie is reluctant to join in, but as a member of grad council she feels she has to go along. The game quickly spins out of control. Katie finds herself losing friends and falling victim to her classmates' obsession with the game. She considers dropping out of the game but then devises a better way of getting even with her classmates. Katie finds herself sliding further and further down the chute that leads to disaster. Can she bring a safe end to this deadly game?

The House I Loved

The intruder, making his way up the stairs slowly, taking his time, fully aware that I
am upstairs, asleep. The creak of the stairs, how well I hear it and how it fills me
with dread. I know that bringing back the past is never a peaceful process.

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429950471

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 756

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand. Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. Tatiana de Rosnay's The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman's indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...

Portable Childhoods

Mary Louise hears the sound of Kitty's heels marching off, then the creak of the
stairs going up. There is a moment of silence, and the basement door opens.
Ruby looks at Mary Louise and takes her hand. At the bottom of the stairs she sits
, ...

Author: Ellen Klages

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616960981

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 170

“Brilliant stories.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother “There are so many smart, sweet, funny, troubling treats here about so many things—childhood, chefs, God, barber shops, the atomic bomb—that it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Just read them all! They’re great!“ —Connie Willis, author of To Say Nothing of the Dog This long-awaited first short fiction collection from Scott O'Dell award-winning author Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. Includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic” as well as the story that became The Green Glass Sea.


What I hear at night is the creaking of stairs , when I know that nobody ought to be
stirring . If you observe , you will hear it too . At least , I should think you would ,
only that somehow everything always seems to stop , when it is necessary to ...

Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson




Page: 244

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The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case

times he stopped to listen, but except for the creak of the stairs when he shifted
his weight, he heard nothing at all. At the top of the stairs, he reached up and very
carefully turned the old handle-type door latch—just to be sure it hadn't been left

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148140332X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 245

The Stanley family is moving to Italy! David, Janie, and twins Esther and Blair are thrilled. But their moody stepsister Amanda, thwarted from spending time in California with her father, spends the trip alternately moping or boasting about how rich her father is. And precocious Janie translates everything Amanda says to all the neighbors. But such bragging does not go unnoticed. One terrible night, the children are kidnapped. David tries to make friends with the kidnappers to protect his family. But that’s hard to do when Janie lectures them on how to write a ransom note and Esther complains about the terrible food. Can David and Amanda use their siblings’ hijinks to outsmart the kidnappers? This classic novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder is by turns exciting, hilarious, and scary as it follows the plight of these rambunctious siblings.

The Priest Fainted

house settling down, the creak on the stairs that told her everyone else had gone
to bed, the sudden quiet dark. Heart beating, she would hop off the bed and slip
her shoes back on. The bedroom had a window that opened onto a small ...

Author: Catherine Temma Davidson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466862092

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 350

A stunning debut about a young Greek-American woman and the history she shares with her mother and grandmother. Imam is a recipe known throughout villages in Greece, handed down from mother to daughter. If you come from these villages, your history is passed on through your body. Its full name is imam baildi, and it means the priest fainted. Perhaps the priest was given a bit of bitter and sweet pleasure, and the power of everything behind the dish pushed him off his rock, just for a moment. Perhaps, when he was tumbling through the air, sighing with fear and ecstasy, he saw a glimpse of a new life to come. Layered with love affairs, family squabbles, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe for a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson uses memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history, which is the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.

Four Letters Of Love

... have vanished and I am left mostly with pictures of my early childhood: my
father in a grey suit coming in the front door from the office in the fog of November
evenings, the briefcase flopping by the telephone table, the creak in the stairs
and ...

Author: Niall Williams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144727511X

Category: Family & Relationships


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With an introduction by John Hurt A classic love story and a seminal work of Irish literature that is a testament to romance, magic and the power of true love. In love everything changes, and continues changing all the time. There is no stillness, no stopped clock of the heart in which the moment of happiness holds forever, but only the constant whirring forward motion of desire and need. . . Nicholas Coughlan and Isabel Gore are meant for each other - they just don't know it yet. Though each has found both heartache and joy in the wild Irish landscape, their paths are yet to cross. But as God, ghosts, fate and the sheer power of true love pull Nicholas and Isabel together, so too does life threaten to tear them apart. . . Magical, lyrical and deeply romantic, Niall Williams' Four Letters of Love moved readers the world over and became an international bestseller. It is a life-affirming paean to human folly, to fate, and to the miracle of love.

One Lie

By the time I had made coffee and heard the creak of the stairs, I had just about
worked out my plan, however temporary of an escape it might have been. “I'm not
waking the kids up until you tell me what's going on,” Susie said, staring at me ...

Author: Marcus Wolf

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102110

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 735

This saga exemplifies that conflicts with personal and client relations can cause all hell to break loose in the most meticulously maintained legal career. We couldnt wait for the next chapter. Being in the legal profession, reading this was like watching a horror movie: you wanted to look away for fear it could happen to you but you were too captivated to do it. -Tim and Carol Scholl This is a truly great book and a fascinating read. I went from joy and laughter to tears and outrage. I felt like I have known these characters all my life. Also gives a lesson of life with a mistake effecting the lives of not one, but many one lie - Cindi Wagner Is One Lie a startling, honest description of the authors life OR a tale of pure erotic fiction? It is a robustly told narrative of an attorneys personal and professional life, complicated by his boundless sexual appetites. He succumbs to temptation at the drop of a hat. Descriptions of meeting and interviewing clients, wheeling and dealing with opposing counsel, preparing and appearing in Court are accurate and eye-opening to those not in the legal profession. Your voyage over the raging seas of his life will be unforgettable! The captain is Peeping Tom and the ships name is The Voyeur. - Mae Gibson Retired Secondary Educator Business Education, Speech, Drama & Journalism Nearly 50 years as a legal assistant and secretary in various law offices. I read this book as the chapters were completed And couldnt wait to get the next one! It is intriguing, shocking, erotic and truly Reveals the best & worst of small town politics. - Sue Eddleblute