Wet Grave

Wet Grave
Title Wet Grave PDF eBook
Author Barbara Hambly
Publisher Bantam
Pages 386
Release 2003-04-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0553581597

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In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans. Now, in this new novel by bestselling author Barbara Hambly, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buried . . . Wet Grave It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans’s most lawless quarter, there are few to care. But one of them is Benjamin January, musician and teacher. He well recalls her blazing ebony beauty when she appeared, exquisitely gowned and handy with a stiletto, at a demimonde banquet years ago. Who would want to kill this woman now--Hessy, they said, would turn a trick for a bottle of rum--had some quarrelsome “customer” decided to do away with her? Or could it be one of the sexual predators who roamed the dark and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin comes to suspect--was her killer someone she knew, someone whose careful search of her shack suggests a cold-blooded crime? Someone whose boot left a chillingly distinctive print . . . His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances reveal little about “Hellfire Hessy” since her glory days in Barataria Bay, once the lair of gentlemen pirates. Then the murder is swept from his mind by the delivery of a crate filled with contraband rifles--and yet another telltale boot print left by its claimant. When a murder swiftly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the woman he loves, fear the workings of a serpentine mind and a treacherous plot: one only they can hope to thwart in time. All too soon they are fugitives of color in the stormy bayous and marshes of slave-stealer country, headed for smugglers’ haunts and sinister plantations, where one false step could be their last toward a...Wet Grave.

Grave Matters

Grave Matters
Title Grave Matters PDF eBook
Author Mark Harris
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 208
Release 2007-01-16
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 9780743299282

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By the time Nate Fisher was laid to rest in a woodland grave sans coffin in the final season of Six Feet Under, Americans all across the country were starting to look outside the box when death came calling. Grave Matters follows families who found in "green" burial a more natural, more economic, and ultimately more meaningful alternative to the tired and toxic send-off on offer at the local funeral parlor. Eschewing chemical embalming and fancy caskets, elaborate and costly funerals, they have embraced a range of natural options, new and old, that are redefining a better American way of death. Environmental journalist Mark Harris examines this new green burial underground, leading you into natural cemeteries and domestic graveyards, taking you aboard boats from which ashes and memorial "reef balls" are cast into the sea. He follows a family that conducts a home funeral, one that delivers a loved one to the crematory, and another that hires a carpenter to build a pine coffin. In the morbidly fascinating tradition of Stiff, Grave Matters details the embalming process and the environmental aftermath of the standard funeral. Harris also traces the history of burial in America, from frontier cemeteries to the billion-dollar business it is today, reporting on real families who opted for more simple, natural returns. For readers who want to follow the examples of these families and, literally, give back from the grave, appendices detail everything you need to know, from exact costs and laws to natural burial providers and their contact information.

The Law of Burial

The Law of Burial
Title The Law of Burial PDF eBook
Author James Brooke Little
Publisher
Pages 900
Release 1902
Genre Burial
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Annual Report

Annual Report
Title Annual Report PDF eBook
Author New Bedford (Mass.). Engineering Department
Publisher
Pages 304
Release 1910
Genre
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The Laws Relating to Burials in England and Wales ... With Notes, Forms and Practical Instructions

The Laws Relating to Burials in England and Wales ... With Notes, Forms and Practical Instructions
Title The Laws Relating to Burials in England and Wales ... With Notes, Forms and Practical Instructions PDF eBook
Author Thomas BAKER (Barrister-at-Law)
Publisher
Pages 344
Release 1873
Genre
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The Laws Relating to Burials

The Laws Relating to Burials
Title The Laws Relating to Burials PDF eBook
Author Thomas Baker
Publisher
Pages 360
Release 1873
Genre Burial laws
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Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition

Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition
Title Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition PDF eBook
Author Franz Boas
Publisher
Pages 576
Release 1900
Genre Indians of North America
ISBN

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The purpose of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902) to Siberia, Alaska, and the north west coast of Canada was to investigate relationships between the peoples on either side of the Bering Strait. It was sponsored by Morris Jesup (president of the American Museum of Natural History), and planned and directed by Franz Boas.