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A specialist in supernatural phenomena, Escott investigates a ghost in "The Pot of Tulips" and an invisible entity in "What Was It? A Mystery" Sheridan Le Fanu 's Dr. For most of its plot, The Hound of the Baskervilles , one of Sherlock Holmes 's most well-known adventures, seems to belong in this genre - though in the end the villain turns out to be completely human and mundane, who deliberately created this misleading impression.

The next prominent figure in this tradition was Dr. The adventures of Carnacki have been continued by a number of writers, including A. In addition, writers Joshua M Reynolds and John Linwood Grant have each produced a separate series of stories which follow on from Carnacki's death, and feature occult detectives whose work relates to the original tales - The Adventures of the Royal Occultist and Tales of the Last Edwardian respectively.

Sax Rohmer 's collection The Dream Detective features the occult detective Moris Klaw, who utilises "odic force" in his investigations.

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The occultist Dion Fortune made her contribution to the genre with The Secrets of Dr Taverner , consisting of psychic adventures of the Holmes—like Taverner as narrated by his assistant, Dr Rhodes. Aleister Crowley 's Simon Iff featured in a series of stories, some of which have been collected in book form. Dennis Wheatley 's occult detective was Neils Orsen. Vivian , who chronicled the adventure of his occult detective Gregory Gordon George Green, known as "Gees", in a series of novels.

Pulp writer Robert E. Howard created stories about Steve Harrison , an occult detective, in the Strange Detective Stories magazine. The occult detective theme has also been used with series characters devised by such contemporary writers as Douglas Adams Dirk Gently , F. Jim Butcher 's best-selling book series The Dresden Files is another well-known example.

Randall Garrett 's Lord Darcy stories and Dean Koontz 's The Haunted Earth are examples in which occult detectives operate in a world where the occult is simply an accepted part of mundane life. Assaph Mehr 's Stories of Togas, Daggers, and Magic combine historical mystery detective in ancient Rome with fantasy and occult elements. A useful recent anthology collecting specimens of the genre is Mark Valentine , ed. Earlier themed anthologies include Stephen Jones , ed.

The magazine Occult Detective Quarterly Electric Pentacle Press, specialises in presenting a wide range of new occult detective tales set in a range of time periods, with the occasional pastiche of classic figures from this branch of fiction. In the s, there were a number of attempts at occult detective television series. While not overtly occult detectives, the heroes and heroine of the sixties series The Champions inherited occult powers from a Tibetan lama and used these powers to investigate crime. The most successful effort of this period was the short-lived television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker , starring Darren McGavin ; the weekly series was based on two backdoor pilots The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler produced by Dan Curtis and scripted by Richard Matheson , based on an unpublished work by Jeff Rice.

With Giles and Faith having departed London, Angel initially does what he can to maintain control of the rising magical disturbances, with only the occasional aid from Sophia and Lavinia. However, after meeting with Nadira — whose magical mutation had stabilized and who appeared to possess some insight into the workings of " Magic Town " — Angel has begun to work with her, her insights directing him to locations where he can do specific good, such as preventing Pearl acquiring bottled magic.

While investigating recent murders with Sophia and Lavinia's aid, Angel witnessed a newly-turned vampire walking in sunlight and displaying a greater resistance to the usual anti-vampire weapons, confirming that the restoration of magic has changed the rules for new vampires. When Amy Madison approached him for help to resurrect Warren, Angel initially contemplated accepting the request due to his role in Warren's death, but when Amy revealed that her true plan was to lure Willow to London so that she could get revenge, Angel instead confronted her with Nadira, whose innate sympathy with the magic of Magic Town allowed her to turn Amy's traps back on herself and turn Amy into a rat.

While walking along a street after this battle, Angel was shocked to encounter what appeared to be Fred. With Nadira's help, Angel speculatively established that the new rules of magic had caused some old spells to 'reset', resulting in Illyria's resurrection being 'undone' and allowing Fred to exist once again, although she retains memories of her time in Illyria.

He is subsequently reunited with Faith when she returns to Magic Town as part of her new job with Zane Pharmaceuticals , but the company's attempt to assist him in assessing Fred's condition results in Illyria taking control once again. However, Angel and Faith are able to contain Illyria long enough for Fred to regain control, Angel reflecting that, despite the complications of Illyria's return, he is grateful that Fred has been restored. To celebrate her return, Angel takes Fred on a trip to Ireland when she expresses a wish to see more of the world, the two visiting Galway to see where Angel grew up, although they become caught up in a plan by various witches to gain power through the fear generated by tours of Angelus's first murder spree and the blood of a Gachnar demon.

When the Scooby Gang found themselves facing the demon Archaeus — the demon who originally turned the Master into a vampire, and hence the source of the Aurelius bloodline — they called Angel for help, during which he learned that Buffy and Spike had started dating again. Although Angel assisted in defeating Archaeus and accepted Buffy and Spike's relationship, he noted to Willow as he left that he doubted that the relationship will last, recognizing over the years that Spike seeks relationships that he believes will 'save' him from himself, only to push his partners away and convince himself that his problems are simply unfixable.

Having returned to Magic Town, Angel explains the situation to Faith and Fred after Archaeus manages to abduct Nadira, but while searching for her, he is confronted by Archaeus and Drusilla and temporarily reverted back to Angelus before he manages to collect himself. Archaeus later attempts to call down the spirit of Magic Town itself to ally with him, but despite Archaeus attempting to present himself as open to debate where Angel just wanted to attack him, when the spirit witnesses Angel's allies run to join him despite the danger where Archaeus's forces only obey him out of fear, it allies with Angel to trap Archaeus in the golem body Archaeus had intended to offer the spirit, sealing the demon away.

His most prominent and mocked trait was his tendency to be overly gloomy and brooding. Before moving to Los Angeles, he was inclined to spend much of his time alone, and was never open with friends or allies, with the exception of Buffy to an extent, though he still kept quiet about his past from her, as he felt it would disgust her. The sins he committed when soulless are constantly at the back of his mind, to a degree where he felt for a very long time that he did not deserve happiness or redemption.

He defied Whistler's wishes for him to help Buffy at first, and many years later, when he was offered a chance to live without his vampiric weaknesses with the Gem of Amara , he chose to destroy it instead, justifying that he needed to continue living with his punishment. Angel was quite self-detrimental and was prone to long spells of doubt, depression and regret.

He still felt that he was far from deserving of contentment, but worked tirelessly to prove himself to his peers and the Powers That Be. Still, for a long time he believed himself a lost cause. When he fed off the body of a shop keeper in a moment of weakness in the s, he resigned himself to a life of homelessness, and was not stirred out of it until Whistler showed him Buffy Summers approximately twenty years later.

Though this state of mind changed somewhat when he fell in love with Buffy, it wasn't until he learned about the Shanshu Prophecy that he truly began believing in himself and his actions. Unlike humans, who grow and learn as they age, Angel was frozen in time. This was made most obvious when he allowed himself to be manipulated by Twilight for what he believed was the greater good.

Angel was a quiet, private individual. He tended to keep up a stoic and brave face, similar to Oz in that regard. He was also very self-conscious, and worried what other people thought of him very often. He worried constantly what people would think of him, and was reluctant to drink blood around his friends. Simply put, Angel had difficulty trusting others, and it took him a long time to feel comfortable around his companions. Eventually, Angel became more comfortable with himself and social interaction the more he connected with people in Los Angeles, noting after a few months that he had come to think of his new colleagues as his family.

He had a tendency to bottle up his emotions, feelings and problems behind stoicism, causing him to appear difficult to read and secretive. According to his friends and despite his constant objection, he rarely smiled and only openly cried on one occasion. Angel was also somewhat of a natural nurturing figure, easily sympathizing with the hardships of others and taking it upon himself to be the one to guide them through it.

However, while Angel enjoyed "helping the helpless", he was also especially motivated by the prospect of redemption in the form of Shanshu. The thought that he might someday be forgiven for his past and allowed to live on deeply affected him, causing him to latch on to it immediately. Over the years, Angel became increasingly disillusioned with the Shanshu Prophecy, eventually coming to believe that the prophecy was wholly unreliable, causing him to focus on doing good for the sake of it rather than for a reward. After having been possessed by Twilight he came to believe that redemption would be impossible because of all the damage he had caused with a soul and without.

For most of his ensouled depression, Angel's opinion of people was mostly uncaring and negative despite his newfound guilt for his sins. He naturally associated them with "always trying", no matter the cost, and more than once made reference to their right to choose over others' attempts to impose their own will on them. Angel admitted to hating the stereotype that vampires sleep in coffins during the day; when asked why he wasn't sleeping in a coffin, Angel angrily explained that the idea of sleeping in coffins originated from "ignorant media" and that vampires are perfectly capable of operating during the day as long as they avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

Angel's viewpoints on battling evil was often seen as mostly realistic and cynical. It never made much of a true difference in the end, good would never truly triumph over evil because it would always come back. However, Angel would also state that it was important to keep trying because things were important enough to fight for. For a few months, he became more hardened and emotionless to the point he had fired his entire crew from Angel Investigations. Angel would return to his "never winning" belief, but a more elaborated version: "If nothing we do matters, than all that matters is what we do.

He stated to Giles that "helping the helpless" was a redundant saying since everyone, including yourself, was at one point helpless and they would eventually need someone as well. Despite his constant stoicism, Angel was more than capable of forming close bonds with others, particularly his Angel Investigations associates. He could be roused to anger when they were harmed or threatened in any way, and openly threatened to kill Lilah Morgan when she tortured Cordelia to force him to work for her, [] and nearly smothered Wesley to death when his actions resulted in Connor being trapped in Quor'toth.

He came very close to ending Cordelia's life to prevent Jasmine from being born, [] fought ferociously against an insane Connor, [] lied to his friends and killed his longtime friend and ally Drogyn to trick the Circle of the Black Thorn into believing that he had been corrupted, and tortured Buffy under the guise of Twilight for an entire year so the world wouldn't be sent to Hell. Of course, he was manipulated into believing Twilight's influence was good, and beat Buffy down to her lowest point so she could be empowered. Angel had been seen many times to be obsessively single-minded in his plans or goals, to the point that he occasionally disregarded his moral code and crossed a line; he can be impulsive, often running blindly down any path he believed would help redeem himself and not bothering to think about the consequences of his actions until it was too late, something that Willow criticized him over.

This became most clear with when he explicitly told Whistler that he would not help him "save the world" if it meant killing innocents and causing any more collateral damage. Angel could be considered to an "artist" in many ways. He described evil as an art, and created "masterpieces" out of people through intense physical and emotional torture.

Out of all the sins he committed, Drusilla lived on as a relic of the very worst of his immoralities. He had a very artistic slant in regards to villainy, and in a conversation with Spike about the natures of good and evil, said: "I couldn't take my eyes off them victims. I was only in it for the evil. That was everything to me. It was art The destruction of a human being. Angel's appreciation of arts and theater manifested into an enjoyment of ballets even when he was evil.

Xander once took notice of this, and mockingly called him "Bossy the Cow. He never did this out of spite, always believing he was only doing the right thing for others. With his loved ones, Angel was especially driven by a desire to make things better for them, even if the latter disagreed with what he wanted them to have. Unfortunately, this makes him very narrow-minded, ornery, and self-willed.

Despite his almost trademark stubbornness, he could be impressionable and easily swayed by the thought of destiny. Angel, while not exactly quick to anger, could become irritated at times. People who have annoyed him most include Spike, Xander, and Harmony. Despite being over two-centuries old, Angel was not the most mature individual. Buffy even compared his maturity to that of a twelve-year-old during one of their reunions.

Angel was prone to unattractive and very obvious bouts of jealousy and possessiveness. Angel himself was very aware of this though he rarely admitted it , but made little effort to hide it. Angel was also a fan of pop culture to some degree, enjoying Barry Manilow's music [] and being a fan of ice hockey; [] indeed, part of the reason he originally founded Angel Investigations was because of his liking of old detective novels.

While Liam was a human and Angelus a vampire, Angel was something else: a demon with a human soul, a hybrid of man and vampire. With the exception of while amnesiac, Angel would not take back his birth name of Liam. Angelus was several times referred to as perhaps the most evil and brutal vampire in existence, even surpassing his comrades in the Whirlwind , murdering more people in his first hundred years of activity then any of them in their entire lives. Angel once told Lindsey McDonald "I'm the greatest mass murderer you've ever met," despite the fact that Lindsey had previously met all the former members of the Whirlwind.

He was also known to use the threat of rape as a psychological weapon, shown when he, while locked in a cage, gleefully reveals that "they're not a lot of things I wouldn't mind doing to that [Cordelia's] body. Other than the obvious. Angel, by contrast, enjoyed the feeling of helping people and doing what was right, and desired to atone for the atrocities he committed while soulless. His soul provided him with constant torment with memories of his past, as his photographic memory allowed him to recall, in perfect detail, each face of his past victims.

While once fighting because he believed he was making a difference in the battle between good and evil, and that he would gain measure of redemption upon completion of this task, he altered this view after having an epiphany about his fight, and altered his reasons. He once explained these reasons to Kate Lockley by saying: "All I want to do is help. I want to help because I don't think people should suffer as they do, because if there's no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world. The distinction between Angel and Angelus was somewhat blurred.

Immediately after regaining his soul, the entity that would come to define himself as Angel initially appeared unaware of what he had done as Angelus, and was initially horrified at the memories of what he had done. Once he was past the initial trauma, he spent some time immediately after regaining his soul simply acting like Angelus with a conscience, secretly horrified with his past crimes but acting like Angelus to the point that he was able to deceive Drusilla and Spike into believing that he was still the same vampire as before. However, he eventually accepted his new status as a vampire with a soul; initially only killing murderers and rapists, when Darla put him in a position where he would have to kill an innocent baby to 'prove' himself, he instead took the child away from Darla.

By the s, Angel had developed to a point where he was compared to "Angelus without the sadism," possessing a cynical view of the world and generally uninterested in social interaction without actually wanting to kill anybody. At one point, he briefly attempted to help a young woman escape prosecution for her mixed-race heritage before she turned on him in a panic under the influence of a Thesulac demon, Angel subsequently abandoning the hotel to the demon's influence even after it offered him the chance to kill it, although he eventually atoned for this action by returning to the hotel to eliminate it once and for all.

It takes a few moments for Angel to remember Angelus' actions whenever the curse takes effect. When all reference to the Beast was erased from this dimension, Angel was also affected, while Angelus was not, as he did not technically exist when the spell was cast.

Further evidence can be found in the fact that Angelus considers himself a separate being to Angel, often referring to Angel as though he were a separate person. Also, when Angel fought with Eyghon the Sleepwalker when Eyghon was fully manifested in this plane, he confidently stated that, while Egyhon could overpower one or two personalities, he was more resistant to Eyghon's influence as he currently had three personas in his body Angel himself, Angelus, and the soul of Rupert Giles, whom Angel was trying to resurrect ; after Eyghon's defeat, Spike, Faith and Alasdair Coames all referred to Angel and Angelus as separate entities in Angel.

Despite them acknowledging each other as separate entities, when speaking of Angelus' crimes, Angel often referred to him in the first person, talking about Angelus's crimes as his own, but will, at other times, refer to him as a separate entity. For example, when taunted by the First Evil, [4] Angel cried out, "It wasn't me!

You're not Angel. I am Angel. At last. It was Jenny Calender who first made a distinction between the two personalities the Scooby Gang always referred to him as Angel while he was active in Sunnydale, although Angel Investigations — with the exception of Connor — drew a clearer distinction between the two identities when Angelus was released once again , Jenny stating that "Angelus is back" when learning about the true nature of his curse. Angelus had been shown to resent many of Angel's habits and was disgusted by them, such as his love for Buffy, his loyalty and compassion towards his teammates in Angel Investigations, his twenty-year period of feeding on rat blood after giving into his desires by drinking from a murder victim, and his enjoyment of Barry Manilow.

Additionally, due to Angel's relationship with Buffy, Angelus was greatly disgusted by the fact that while with a soul, she had made him feel human: when Buffy and Angelus were possessed by the ghosts of a murder-suicide couple and freed from their influence after the ghosts reaffirm their love and kiss, [] Angelus was so horrified and disgusted by this intimate contact with Buffy that he immediately ran off and frantically scrubbed himself in the fountain of the Crawford Street Mansion , remarking that love had "violated him" and deciding that he needed "a really vile kill" to completely cleanse himself.

However, Angelus did not truly hate Buffy, as he did not feel pure hatred towards anything, and even seemed to lack the ability to do so. Nonetheless, Angel's seeming inability to hate made him the only known male immune to the misogyny-inducing touch of Billy Blim. However, Angelus, despite being purely evil, was capable of great sadness on rare occasions, as he was moved to tears by a performance of Giselle which he attended in Angel also shared this quirk, and still remained in awe of the ballet, [19] linked as well to their mutual appreciation of the arts.

Each possessed essentially the same combat style, although Angelus tended to taunt his opponents to put them off-guard, such as when he fought Buffy and the Beast, while Angel was generally a silent combatant unless the other person talked to him first. Both demonstrated a skilled use of psychology outside of battle; Angel retained Angelus' understanding of the psychosis of such criminals as stalkers, giving him a unique insight into many of his enemies, while Angelus regularly exploited Angel's knowledge of his allies to play on their weaknesses, such as Buffy's natural insecurities about her sexual performance after losing her virginity, mocking Xander's crush on Buffy with the knowledge that Angel got to her first, mentioning Wesley's affair with Lilah where Fred could hear it, revealing Angel's knowledge that Gunn and Fred killed Professor Seidel while Angel had kept quiet about it and let them think he believed the claim that Seidel fell into his own portal , and taunting Connor about the deaths of Holtz and Darla.

Cordelia, while possessed by Jasmine, once commented that Angelus was dangerous because he "lies with the truth," providing enough information to turn his enemies against each other while withholding some crucial details like Angel's own feelings about the topics Angelus would discuss. For example, when talking with Connor, Angelus implied that Darla and Holtz killed themselves because they hated Connor, whereas Darla staked herself for the sole purpose of ensuring Connor's survival although Holtz's death was an extension of his obsession with punishing Angelus.

Despite this shared awareness of each other's thoughts, the two's different natures meant that they still could not understand their other self, Angelus commenting that he failed to understand Angel's concern with the "human condition," regarding humans' only purpose as being to suffer and die, while Jasmine noted that Angelus appeared to have a greater understanding of opponents like the Beast than Angel does.

Another key difference between Angel and Angelus was that Angelus, though pure evil and incapable of feeling love, was known for brutal acts of "love", such as giving Drusilla a fresh human heart as a Valentine's Day gift. Additionally, he would use others' relationships to torment his enemies; for example, he placed the recently-slain body of Jenny Calendar in Giles' bed, along with a few clues to make it appear as though Jenny had set up a romantic evening for them.

Angelus also snuck into Willow's house, killed all of her pet fish, then strung all of them together in an envelope for Willow to find. One of Angelus' most notorious crimes was when he killed three children and set them all up in bed to make them appear to be sleeping, and their father didn't realize the truth until he kissed one of them good night and noticed how cold they were.

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He described his relationship with Cordelia as "family" only a few months after they started to work together. Additionally, Angelus was not only an expert in torture, but a complete sadist. When contemplating torturing Giles for information on how to awaken Acathla, Angelus remarked that the last time that he had tortured someone, they hadn't even invented the chainsaw, and even told Giles that he hoped that he wouldn't reveal the information just so he would have the opportunity to torture him.

Indeed, Giles later remarked that Angelus had in fact tortured him for several hours largely for his own amusement. Another difference between the two was their views on killing humans. While Angelus didn't hesitate to kill humans and in fact enjoyed it, Angel avoided it as much as possible.

After Angel got his soul back the first time and was trying to convince Darla to let him rejoin her, she revealed that, while he had been killing again — Angel trying to be what Darla expected because he didn't know what else to do with himself —, he had only been killing rapists, thieves, and murderers, in short, only evil humans. Angelus' Achilles' heel was his own narcissism and ego: he was prone to excessive talking, and his constant need to taunt his opponents or brag about his accomplishments when he had them on the ropes was often used against him by his victims, either to try to escape or fight back.

Spike once remarked that Angelus "bloody well talk[ed] them to death before [he] kill[ed] them. Similarly, when fighting Faith, he was shown to be superior in combat, but his taunts sent her into a rage that allowed her to beat him back, although he still managed to beat her when she let her guard down. Although Angel was equally aware of his combat skills and reputation, he typically talked with his opponents prior to battles rather than during, once convincing an opponent not to bother fighting him, and exploiting opportunities to end a fight, whereas Angelus would allow his foe to live so that he could mock them before delivering the killing blow.

Overall it would seem that Angel and Angelus were, in general, two separate identities sharing the same body, but their shared memory causes them to consider themselves almost one person. Angel felt remorse over the crimes of Angelus and considered himself to be condemned to Hell for those crimes. However, the Powers That Be seemed to believe Angel and Angelus were one as they viewed him responsible for his actions as he was given missions to by them to atone. Also, Angel would referred to himself as Angelus and vice-versa, suggesting that they both considered the names interchangeable, although Angelus seemed to only do this to taunt others, usually referring to Angel as a separate person, and even correcting those that call him "Angel".

Notably, despite having his soul restored, Angel would struggled with the same vampiric urges while soulless. However, he acted on these urges while soulless, but when ensouled his humanity hold him back. Each identity clearly loathed what the other brought to their shared existence, with Angel hating himself for his vampiric urges and his crimes while soulless, while Angelus hated Angel for the humanity his soul provided him.

When the separate personalities fought under the effects of the Orpheus drug, Angelus expressed pleasure at finally being able to take his frustrations out on Angel for all the things he had made him watch, while Angel confirmed that he had waited a long time for the chance to fight his demon self. Angel's most readily identifiable characteristic was his hair which varied in length. As a human and Angelus he often sported either long, shoulder-length hair, either down or in a loose ponytail. After regaining his soul, he cut his hair shorter by the s, occasionally slicked with a side part.

In the next five decades, Angel kept his hair that way until the s where had grew out his hair again. Since the late s during his tenure in Sunnydale, Angel's hair was consistently spiked upward at the front with styling product a fact that he was apparently unaware of, due to his reaction upon seeing his reflection in a mirror during a trip to Pylea.

Around the fall of Los Angeles, Angel returned to his notable spiked look. Angel had a very distinct appearance and style of dress, traditionally wearing full-length, black wool dusters, a light brown trench coat, or a shorter leather jacket, black trousers and black dress shoes. Although his dress shirts tend to vary in color, they are often in gem tones and other dark colors.

While he initially wore untucked white button down shirts with black dress jackets and a black leather bomber jacket which he gave to Buffy , he began wearing white undershirts, white and black wife beaters, a red velvet shirt, gray and black soft pullovers and long-sleeved dress shirts in colors such as blue and red. The notable exceptions to this rule were when Angel wore a Hawaiian shirt while undercover, [] a cream pullover identical to his darker ones to make a customer more comfortable, [] an uncharacteristic white and yellow striped dress shirt while under Jasmine 's thrall and a loud Italian sports jacket [21] although this last was only because his usual clothes were damaged by a bomb planted by the Immortal and there was nothing else available for him to wear.

In , as Angelus, his style somewhat changed, noticeably the black leather pants he wore throughout his this period something that both Cordelia and Lorne have referenced. As well as the leather pants, his shirts were generally silk button shirts in black and red, as well as paisley button shirt, though his full length black wool duster remained. While in the Twilight persona, Angel wore a black leather duster along with metal chest armor, black pants, black gloves, black boots and a red, black and gold mask.

Angel has been considered to be physically attractive to others numerous times, noted especially his legendary title as the "one with the angelic face". After his first meeting with Buffy, which left her with a bad impression, she still described him as 'gorgeous', [28] embarrassingly calling him a 'honey' after claiming most girls would find him attractive "if they have eyes" and describing him as a 'hunk' in her diary and that his eyes were 'penetrating'.

He has even caught the attraction of males. Xander, though in anguish, commented that Angel was "buff" and a very attractive man when first seeing him, [] Lorne had a tendency to affectionately call him "angelcakes", Oliver Simon openly stated Angel was a "beautiful man" without even being properly acquainted, [25] while a rude television commercial director assumed he was a male-model.

Despite this, Spike, being Spike would mock his appearance in terms of his hair, claiming he used 'Nancy boy hair gel' [] and Doyle who, thinking Angel had slept with his love interest Cordelia, described Angel's forehead as "overhanging". Enhanced vampire abilities: Angel had the standard powers and vulnerabilities of a vampire; he was immortal, regenerated damage, possessed superhuman physical attributes, and had heightened senses, able to track people by scent alone.

He was also vulnerable to holy items and sunlight, could be killed by decapitation and a stake to the heart, needed to regularly ingest mammal blood to maintain his vitality, and could not enter the residence of a living human without being invited by a resident. Due to his advanced age, however, he was considerably more powerful than an average vampire; for example, he was able to run at such speeds that he appeared to teleport several meters, [24] [] [] [] , was strong enough that he could lift up a heavy security gate [] , survive explosions and falls from skyscrapers with little injury, [] [] [] and withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight and holy items to no ill effect.

He also possessed a high pain tolerance, able to withstand prolonged periods of torture without succumbing. Advanced combat: Angel was a highly skilled combatant and generally fought unarmed, using circular attacks such as spinning kicks and back hands. In addition to his proficiency in many forms of martial arts, he mastered many varieties of weapons, favoring broadswords and sometimes axes.

He was even more dangerous whenever Angelus took over, since his soul-less self often fought with no remorse. During his lifetime, Angel successfully stood up to and defeated a wide variety of powerful and skilled opponents, including Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane, Marcus Hamilton and Connor, amongst others. Additionally, Angel beat Spike on numerous occasions, only losing to his protege once, when he was discouraged and suffering self doubt, in their century plus association.

Even when human, Angel was able to defeat opponents far stronger than him, including briefly getting the better of Spike, before Illyria stepped in, and defeating Charles Gunn who was, at the time, a vampire. Psychic abilities: Angel also possessed some cognitive abilities; he had a photographic memory [] and displayed a psychic connection to those he had sired on at least one occasion.

Demonology and Occult aptitude: Because of his age, Angel had immense knowledge of both demonology and history on occasion rivaling that of Giles and Wesley. Sorcery: Angel also had some experience in magic, able to perform spells, exorcisms , and glamours , although he preferred to rely on others' expertise if the option was available rather than doing them himself.

Immunity: Though not exactly a "power," Angel was immune to Billy Blim 's power to induce misogyny because, as he explained, he gave up on hate long ago, and even as Angelus, he never felt anger or hate towards any of his victims. Psychological manipulation: As Angelus, he displayed considerable skill in manipulating others' emotional states, using psychological tactics to attack both the Scooby Gang and Angel Investigations both times when Angel lost his soul, though the most notable example was his driving Drusilla insane.

He was also an expert in torture as both Angel and Angelus. Angel also appeared to be a master of intimidation; when Connor broke free of his restraints and beat down Gunn and Fred, Angel, despite his weakened condition after three months trapped at the bottom of the ocean and only a limited amount of recently-ingested blood to restore himself, quickly stood up to Connor and ordered him to sit down, which he did after only a slight hesitation. Art and writing skills: He had "very nice handwriting" [55] and was a gifted artist, using charcoal crayon and China ink to draw portraits.

Other abilities: Angel was competent, but uncomfortable, with modern technology; he frequently struggled to understand cellphones once claiming that they must have been invented by a "bored warlock" and confused computer terminology such as "chatty rooms. Following the Fall of Los Angeles, Angel was turned human by the Senior Partners as a way to deprive him of his strength when he most needed it. He used various enchantments to keep up the appearance that he was still a vampire and heal the worst of his injuries.

However, following the temporal fold performed by the Senior Partners, Angel regained his vampire abilities and handicaps. As Twilight, Angel had obtained new abilities, including flight and invulnerability. The precise source and limit of his new abilities are unknown, but he survived having a tree thrown at him without any apparent side-effects, the tree simply splintering off his chest.

He also showed immunity to sunlight and all vampire weaknesses, and his new abilities also seemed to have altered the conditions of his curse, as he had sex with Buffy without losing his soul. His pre-existing abilities, such as his strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and senses, were also greatly enhanced. He had apparently reverted to his original strengths and weaknesses following the destruction of the Seed of Wonder and the "death" of Twilight.

A recurring joke was that Angel seemed to have a preference for small, blonde women, as the majority of his love interests were blondes, with the exceptions of Cordelia who had blonde highlights at one point and Rebecca Lowell. Angel's love life had never been very active, originally because he held a reluctance to get close to someone and possibly lose his soul. However, he eventually realized he could have "positive sex" through his relationship with Nina. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Do you like this video?

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I am looking for a book that I believe is only a picture book or at least very few sentences, about two gorilla families. The illustrations are marvelous but also contain some weird elements like trees turning into light poles, bowler hat clouds etc. From what I remember the main characters are two child gorillas from very different households one being rich and distant parents, the other being poor but very loving parents.

They meet at a park and play together. Looking for adult book about characters Blue and Pink in kids book. Spider weaving web on porch. Old woman fies. Settling estate. I'm looking for a book that was about this boy with his father not having a good relationship his father is a doctor I believe and is rich. The father has a bodyguard and the son I believe has is taking summer classes due to his father. They own a house near the beach and the boy plans a party with his group of friends not knowing that the word of having a party started to go around like wildfire.

Then later on in the book he and his girlfriend and guy friend go on an airplane trip to France to find more about his father or the bodyguard secret. When they arrive there the main character the guy goes into a car dealership he tries to get a car but fails after being a minor in France. Even though in America he isn't a minor. They then bribe the worker to file fake documents in order to get a car. They go to this hotel near a beach that you can go to fully nude at the beach But it appears that they are being followed by somebody. The main character tries to get more information about the one specific man.

Says who are you looking for and the main character lies that he was eager to find his dad after years of trying to find him. Looking for a second chance mc romance about a female realtor who gets beaten up by a potential client. She then runs into her biker ex and his club , she knows his club, at a wings restaurant on bike night. This is a very remote chance and I dont have a lot of info but Im looking for the names of a trilogy written about a girl growing up in a religious school and coming to grips with her catholism???

Have a feeling the names of the books were something to do with the seasons but could be wrong. Looking for a book about a teenage girl who if I remember correctly was called either Deliah or Delilah. She had an older brother who ran away from home due to her finding out he had a drug addiction. Her best friend was this Indian girl who ended up sleeping with her boyfriend Adam, the son of a police officer.

Her mother was a clown and the book was within a series all focusing on Delilah and her brother. The first book ended with her brother calling her to tell her that he was alive. Please help, have been searching for literally years x. I'm looking for a book about a motorcycle president and a woman hiding her past. She was raised in a group home that her father sold her to when she was a very young child after her moms death. The group home is abusive and the heroine protects the younger children.

The lady running the home beats the heroine or locks her in the dark basement for says. A young girl shows up with no memory and the heroine protects her. The woman that runs the home son attacked the young girl and the heroine attached him and together they ran. Now the heroines friend was on the way to work and was kidnapped. The heroine is looking for her at a strip club where she heard she might be.

Bikers show up at the motel room of heroine saying the president of the club wants to talk to her. She says fine she will dress and follow them. They grab her and she tells them she doesn't like to be touched. They don't listen and she kicks their booty. She paints rufus on Mc clubhouse wall. Her list uncle comes back and sees it.

He knows his sister always had rufus. Heroine is also interloped with the homeless vets. It had copies published in Cortez Colorado by Beaver publishing in I have befriended the author, and would like to read futher adventures of his horse trading days. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am searching for a book that I think was called "The Promise". It is about reincarnation with an actress and writer discovering they had lived and loved in another lifetime. Others from this past life have also been reincarnated and are now closely involved in their current lives as well. I don't recall all details, but seem to remember the actress's mother in the past interfering in her life and manipulates people and events until she ultimately and accidentally kills her daughter I read this book back in the 70's, so it is rather old. I can't remember the title or author.

I read this book back in the 90s. The book is about an English woman who inherits a mansion but only if she goes on a quest to return a dragon egg within 1 years time. The woman was a teacher in London. When she leaves on the quest, she takes a street-wise London boy with her. The egg is from the union of a dragon and human woman and is watched over and accompanied by an oriental unicorn creature. I think it was called a Ki-lin or Ky-rin maybe Qylin, not sure. The creature starts off as a small statue and he can shrink to tiny size or grow to the size of a horse.

And he never harms anything, not even a blade of grass. At the end of the book, the woman returns home to open an orphanage. When the egg hatches, there are twins inside.

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A perfect little dragon and a human baby. My friend thinks there might be a fox in the story also. I'm searching for a book that I was assigned to read for a college class in or It probably fits under the category of Intermediate Reader or possibly YA. Definitely historical fiction. It's the best book I've ever read, so I can't believe I don't remember the author or even the title.

The story is set during the time when white people are leary of their Japanese neighbors. The story centers around a girl and her family who have a farm I think on one of the San Juan Islands. Relatives come to stay with the girl's family and she is not happy about it because the female cousin is spoiled and tries to get her in trouble. The girl likes to go out sailing in her sailboat. One night she is out in her sailboat with her friend and it is foggy and they hear another boat nearby and they hear voices and the sound of a body being thrown overboard.

When the boat leaves, the girl and her friend retrieve the body from the water and bring it back to shore. The body turns out to be a Japanese man and they hide him and nurse him back to health. The would-be murderers of the Japanese man discover that he is still alive and chase the girl and her friend and cousin and the Japanese man across Puget Sound in their sailboats to Friday Harbor.

It is an intense chase. Wish I could remember more of the book. Does anyone know the title of the book I'm thinking of? They get him on board and the chief engineer poisons him and takes money. The characters are, Lt. Commander Cordeau, Lt. Beech, Zola the stoker can't remember any more!! The rogue engineer shoots Cordeau and takes Beech prisoner and then lets him go as he has run out of bullets.

I think the book was called "Dead Mans Chest". Thanks in advance John. I can't for the life of me remember the rest of the book or what it is called! Can anyone see if they know! I am looking for a novel about a girl whose tree in her back yard has a world within where her parent go and get balloons of life that keep them young. Cover I believe depicted a tree and red ballon of some sort. It was about a female inmate who was in a horse training program.

I think a guy adopted the horse she was working with, but I remember she ended up going to his house to help train the horse. His child had special needs. And of course like all good books they fell in love in end. Horses name was something like Wildfire Its about some boys and a girl all working as detectives with sherlock holmes.

There at a circus and some people perform tricks in code. I want to learn the tricks but i dont know the book. Any ideas? I am looking for a book that I read in 5th grade. I am pretty sure the title was something like The Family. It was essentially about a family with 5 or 6 children, mostly boys, and their antics. This book was stuck in my mind because one of the sons dies after riding his bike down a hill and then crashing into the side of a car at the bottom. There was also another kid that really like to eat butter and was caught eating a whole stick of it and later got sent to the hospital with a really high fever, like The family's first Easter after the son's death was really hard.

The end of the book had the family go to Thanksgiving with their famous pudding and as they are about to leave the car one of the younger boys accidentally stepped in it and the mom was devastated that the pudding was ruined but the dad was like no it's fine the shoe was clean we don't need to tell anyone. When dessert came around the parents were told that the pudding tasted better than ever so the mom and dad went to the kitchen to laugh really hard, the first time that they had laughed so hard since their son had died. This book is about a girl who met a guy while on vacation and decided to go back with him to his country and meet his family They first met with his brother who didn't seem to fond of her.

A novel about a confused woman she sees shadows in a mirror, and she loses time. They are chased and watched and end up in an alternate universe where there is a backwards ticking clock. A countdown of some sort that she has on her to accomplish a task. The driver can help, but it diminishes his life immensely to do this and she feels as though she has done this before. Can anyone help? Book is about a boy whose father was murdered in his childhood by a thief, he waits all his life with a knife to avenge his father's death. The boy later grows up to be teacher in his own village and finds out that his favourite students father was the murderer of his father.

At first he plans to seek revenge but after seeing his health condition he leaves him to his fate. Book about a boy whose family moves into a new house; he rides a bike to school I remember reading that he had to remember to go in a different direction than usual to get to his new house, otherwise he would've been at his old one.

I thought it could've been Time For Andrew, but it wasn't; there was no aunt in this book. YA paperback, read before Book about a guy, bitten by a snake, wakes to find humanity gone. All the people in town think they are crazy too. The mother has a miscarriage and stays locked up in her room, and the brother is a drunk who Runs over his younger brothers cat, clementine. The older brother then crashes the car and lights it on fire with himself in it.

At the end of the book the little brother decided to kill the rest of his family. The book was about a young black man. His parents are killed in a car accident or a train hit them unsure. He is found in a pig pen at some point, is taken in to foster care, and endures racism throughout his time as a foster child. He is locked in a shed for sometime and manages to escape. He sleeps outside a few times and carries a picture of his mother in his bag.

It may have taken place in or near Mississippi because it had a jazz influence. Looking for the name of a romance book where the heroine is daughter of a demon lord and she kills him at end of first book for her love and is taken to hell to rule to save her unborn child. This book starts out with a woman, her husband, and twins moving into a new neighborhood I believe around the late s earlys. They also learn that they all like to read. This begins a lifelong friendship and monthly book club. They are there for each other over the years as they face the challenges of raising their children, keeping their marriages together, supporting friends through divorce and ultimately through cancer.

I believe the cover had a picture of a woman floating in a pool in an inertude with a big floppy hat and a drink. I'm looking for a book by the name of yellow shoes. It's about a person that work in one of London airport. It was large and thin. The one I had was hardcover with a removable paper cover. It was a collection of short scary stories that had unique artwork. It was painting and ink that used mostly blacks, grey, blues and red and white, maybe some skin tones.

There was a lot of splatters for either blood or stars. She starts to fall fo her boy best friend and she invites him to a gala or a dance and she has a terrible time while he has a good one? After that they sit on her roof top and talk and he leaves her up there hanging.

I think they even dated for a while then broke up and stayed as friends. She wrote him letters I think? The cover had a light blue background with a bright yellow candy heart broken with the title. I really liked the book! A group of girls i think 4 plan to murder a boy that they hate for personal reasons. They plan the murder with great precision so that they murder is not traced back to them and no one except the 4 of them knew about this plan.

But before they can commit the murder themselves, the boy is killed in the exact same method that they planned, by someone else. I'm looking for a children's book 4th, 5th grade where the main character is a boy who lives in a room in a hotel that his father manages. The curse went along the lines of "when this lump of peat burns away, the child will die and go to clay".

There were other stories as well like the one about an australian aboriginal medicine man warning a construction crew against building a road through a cursed thicket of trees, of course tragedy strikes and the road is built around the trees in the end, also one about a tree in africa that was known to the locals to strangle anyone who wandered to close at night.

Another with a mummified cat being taken from a tomb only for its spirit to escape its binds through a hole in its throat shocking the collector that brought it along. Another with a boy somewhere in england disappearing seemingly into thin air atop a hill when he was going to milk the cows or something, but his parents and the locals could hear his disembodied voice crying out for help over the following weeks until finally it fades away entirely. There were also 2 stories about ufo's that i can remember involving one plane being slammed into the ground by what seemed like an invisible hand, and another where some airmen keeping watch over a plane graveyard when the ufo appears and one of them decides to hop into a still functional ww2 plane to chase it only to nearly "ram himself up its tailpipe" when it suddenly stops.

It even had a variation of the girl with the ribbon around her neck that involved an artist who couldn't get enough of painting her portrait. The cover of the book was a mix of red and purple color with illustrations of at least 3 of these stories, ribbon girl, medicine, and mummy cat in a sort of collage. I forgot if it involved the term "ghost stories" or "spine chilling" or anything of the sort, there were at least 10 stories that i can remember but i'm pretty sure there were 13 altogether.

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It was a really fun read and my copy was so old it ended up deteriorating almost completely and my mother apparently threw it out. I'm looking for the title of a Teen Romance Nook book. It's about a girl that was abused by her birth mother, but was adopted by a doctor and his wife when she was in the hospital due to abuse. She goes to college and meets a boy. The guy comes back to his dorm room and his roommate also has a sock on his door so he goes up to the roof as well. That's how they meet and then they fall in love. I am looking for a romance book that potrays a couple that have a doughter 14 or 15 years old and i think the husband was a lawyer and the wife a teacher.

The husband lost by his choice a case and the wife was upset for that, so he ecided to leave the wife an child and goes to visit his ex girlfriend, wich is an artist.

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I read this book at but i can't remember the title or the author. Pleas can anyone help me because this is driving me insane and i have spent more than a month trying to find it. I am looking for a childrens book that was read to me in the 80s. It contained a bunch of stories, but my favorite was called something like 'the naughty moon'.

It was about a moon that would sneak into the sky during the day. I'm looking for a book that has a girl floating upside down on the cover. Looking for a Halloween children's book with a witch in a green mask and maybe a skeleton on the front cover. This is so far fetched, but hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about. There is a group of kids in the middle of nowhere and they have to fend for themselves.

The main character is a boy and he has two friends: a girl and a boy. I'm pretty sure him and the girl had something going on Anyways, I remember there was a part where they went underground and there was this giant worm or snake or something that was living underground. That's all I remember. That's it. Searching for a chapter book I used to read as a young girl in elementary school. I would say anywhere between the years of I vaguely remember the cover of the book picturing a young blonde girl in the foreground, holding a book or notebook of some sort.

If I recall correctly she had about shoulder length hair with bangs and a headband on. On the cover it looks as though she is in the woods and she is begrudgingly looking back at what looks like a wooden clubhouse. In this clubhouse I believe can't remember if this is what was actually on the cover or just my imagination there are two girls looking out the window at her.

One I think is African-American and the other is a red head. I think the story revolves around the blonde girl and her connection to the clubhouse. I believe her grandfather built it and she used to have tea parties in there and basically go there as her escape from the rest of the world. I also vaguely remember something about a key? Thanks in advanced if you have any info pertaining to this long, lost book! A book about a teenage boy who doesn't want to go away for Summer camp so hides out in his basement instead. His long lost sister drug addicted runaway suddenly turns up in his basement, which is where she has been seeking refuge.

YA novel, possibly Italian author. The plot is that a retired Librarian, still owning books, saves the world when the computer networks go down for good. A book for teenagers called Jamie. Jamie met a mixed race girl called Sharon, there was romantic interest, Jamie cut his hand on glass and it never worked as well afterwards. Jamie got jumped by two lads, one called Al, the two boys set fire to Jamie's hair. Young children's book about a girl who goes to visit someone and there's a tapestry on the wall with a girl. She goes into the tapestry and has an adventure.

I'm really sorry but this is literally all I can remember about it! It's not the boy and the lion on the wall but kind of similar. More juvenile though. I think probably from the early s. Part of a series I think, no author that I can remember and unsure of the publishing house. So very helpful of me! There was some dangerous older characters they would come across that were up to no good, one was a thief and a murderer. So when the kids discover his crime, he chases them through the tunnels, as they try to get away and find help. One girl was weaker, had some sort of health issues, and there was a boy who was her protector.

I took this hardcover book out of my school library in , but it seemed like an older book that had been around for awhile. There were a few small black illustrations mixed in with the text. A 2nd book was about a little witch who was best friends with a mermaid, she lived in a world that was separate from "the real world" of a little human girl.

I believe the witch lived in a cave that had a water pool, so the mermaid could pop up to visit. The little girl considered the witch her friend, but there was some sort of separation between them, such as the girl could read about what was happening daily in the witch's life, but could not travel to that world. There were a few small black illustrations mixed in with the text, the drawings of the witch and mermaid was very simple round faces, dot eyes.

This was a hardcover book that I read in , but I'm guessing it was published in the 60's or early 70's. When I was a kid, I had a book of funny poems that I absolutely loved. I have no info on the book but remember that my favorite poem started: "When mom and dad had company, and left me all alone, I spoke to people everywhere, on the telephone. I spoke to guys in Tennessee and some in Newfoundland, and some who spoke in languages, I didn't understand Does aaaaanyone happen to recognize it and know the details of book name and author??

Google has not helped at all. I think my kiddo would get a kick out of the poems. At the end of the first book he took her back to her home to live a normal life. Letter to 5 wives. I'm looking for a fiction football book about a young gypsy lad who the coach of a local team wants in his side. I remember the boy had no boots and I think his name was Georgie. Her Dad went out on a hunt and ended up being killed by a beast. She went to avenge her father and successfully did so by slaying the beast. But to her surprise there was beast cub and she decided to care for it for it was now too an orphan.

Any idea what this book is called? The premise of the book is related to time travel and the only I can remember is a young boy looking for a cow that wondered off into the woods and came back close to death due to expedient aging only a few mins went by in the boys time. Looking for a Western romance book where a young couple was robbed, husband killed, pregnant wife raped baby loss, she was rescued from the men by a lone stranger she started to fall for the man when she was kidnapped again and eventually rescued again and the rescure killed the men.

I am looking for a natural birthing book; black and white images, not a lot of text which likened birth to a small ship out on the water. It was paperback and though thin was oversized. He also had a single condom that he kept hidden in his car and his girl friend was nerdy. The cover was red with a yellow silhouette of guy playing the bass. I'm looking for a book from the early 60's. The main character was a young boy that was always inventing things. He had a bike with a paper launcher for his paper route and an alarm on his bedroom door. I thought the title of this fiction book was Pro Quarterback.

I read it in the late 70's and early 80s. His father is a successful football coach and in a championship game he must play against his father's coached team. He struggles badly until he finally believes in himself. Im looking for what im assuming is a book i resd in a magazine years ago like in the 90s that in the magazine was a part of the story they used to do this in the magazine i read as a teenager. They would put some of the story in the end of the magazibe as a teaser. It was about this girl who was i think in love with an 18th century ghost or a victorian era ghost i think while also haveing feelings for i think the ghost hunter type kid and thats the majority of whst i remember and the title was haunted or the haunted or something like that and i cant find it for the life of me i been looking for it for awhile and its driving me nuts cuz i always wanted to read the whole story.

I am looking for a series of books that are westerns based on a man in that seems to be some sort of government funded problems solver. Looking for a book from the sixties or before. A kids book about a grandfather taking grandson somewhere but grandson had to figure out where or what by clues in a picture. I read either a book or short story I think short story about a man who was going to die, I think he was to be killed as a sacrifice, and the tradition was to kill horses and other animals after the man's death for them to follow him into the after life.

I believe something goes wrong and he is not killed before the animals or something. I can't find any information about it in a Google search. It is a chapter book when a bunch of girls all in the same class have the same name. I read an anthology about humans fighting an alien race that was ant like in nature. I read the paperback in the 80s. There were several intriguing stories, but the one that was most rememberable was about a general who was sentenced to a space military prison for disobeying an order. He slowly became the leader of the military prisoners and gave them purpose. The government turned to him because the humans were losing.

He lead the prisoners into battle to help defeat the aliens.

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Probably YA or yeas old book and I read it in in middle school. They each choose a little brother and when they reach the age of 16 or 18 they have to leave. One day a boy gets taken so some of them go on a mission to rescue him. It's an Urban book about twin sisters one is nerdy and has a drug dealer boyfriend in jail the other twin is a hoe and pretends to be her sister to visit him in jail because she is in love with him too.

NYC cop or lawyer who's daughter had an affinity for languages. The book I'm looking for would have been written prior to - I read it in high school. The soldier discusses his life and how he became injured. Looking for a book where the twin sister drowns in boating accident but turns out the grandma and the dad kidnapped her and shes still alive I believe the twin was named sarah. The girl lived with her mother before she was sent to a girls camp where she was almost rapes before the male character reduces her and helps her escape. Looking for a kid's book I read in the s, about a few kids maybe two were brother and sister or brothers , whose uncle came to visit in his hot air balloon and the kids were messing around and accidentally undid the ropes tethering the balloon while they were in the basket and went on an adventure before they managed to bring the balloon back down to the ground.

No idea of the title or the author or much beyond what I've written but I would so like to find it again! Looking for years. Title,something about? Glass darkly or through the glass darkly or through the lookin glass darkly. I am looking for a novel I started reading in the Year at a hotel in Austria. It is about a young woman in London who marries a journalist soon After he is killed by an IRA bombing. She is desvastated and tries to end her life, I think by jumping into the subway the tuve tracks.

From what I can remember he at certain points is flying on the bed and at another point floating on the water. The cover of the book it was in was a softcover black that had a picture on the front and had a compilation of stories. I'm looking for a kids book series. It's about a boy who groups up with other kids at his school, which happens to have a good beach front view. The kid has a small boat and races, his parents are divorced, his dad lives on a boat in the marina.

He saves another boy's life. The boys group together with a girl who is smart and tech savvy. She always has a spool of dental floss on her. The books constantly refer to sailer talk, port, starboard brig etc. The kids have to solve different riddles to find a treasure from the old rich founder of the school to protect it from a group that wants to turn it into an amusement park.

The janitors at this school are spying on the school for the organization. The kids find an Underground Railroad hideout and attempt to save their school. Hello, looking for a book about a midwestern baseball player and his family Hello, I looking for a book about a girl who love to read adventures book and is tomboyish but her mom want her to be a lady so she has to go to a boarding school where her older sister had attended as a perfect student so the teacher has high expectations while arriving at the school she sees a boy and they meet eye contact.

Then there's a ball where the girls and boys can meet together but the night before the girl and her friends sneak out to go to a secret party at the boys school but in the way back the girls get caught and have to do gardening while everyone else dances. Then while gardening they find a box. And that all I remember and I think on the preview it said that the girls sister warns her about a building and something about magic.

I only remember the cover. If anyone has a idea of the book please tell me. Laurienfly maybe look at modern retellings of Oedipus Rex because it sounds like a "spin-off" so to speak of that story. Hope that helps! Looking for a book s? The incident happens prom night. She is brain damaged. He spends a lot of time with her after that. It ends at a baseball game maybe Detroit Tigers. I think it was by Brian Somebody. Author was praised for his excellent writing style and tone capturing young man.

Towards the end of a book or story where two lovers, woman murderer and guy, are at a hotel where she has hooks and is trying to kill him, only for her to "calm down," enough to where he steals the hooks, slashes her throat, and as he steps over her she grabs one from him and stabs him in the heart. Title of book explaining scientific reasons for Biblical "miracles". My son is looking for a book a little kids book about a boy who gets lost in the woods and meets little people there. I'm looking for a book I can't remember the title of but on the cover of the book stands a year-old black haired boy holding a phone and an overweight man standing behind him.

I'm looking for a book I read in the 's. I'm looking for a book titled "The People", I'm not sure of the title though. The author was well known. The book is about a village of people with special gifts. Some can fly, others can heal, etc, they are part of a long crashed village of off world people. A girl is lost in the country, and happens to see several boys flying, she is scared and tries to flee, but they see her and catch her. She soon see they are not a threat and she becomes a friend of the village.

I'm not sure but I think she has a sibling who sees the boys also. The book is set in a Depression era setting. I loved this book and would like to find out the title and author, so I might be able to purchase it. I read this book 6 years ago is a YA book. It was about a girl and her brother who initially hid in a rotten tree stump when their mother was accused of witchcraft. They both died and became nothing but skeletons until one day she wakes up to find that she is human again and had green stained skin. Her brother is no longer with her but in another world which she eventually visits and finds out that her mother really had slept with a demon well crow king or prince as the book stated the town's people had also accused her of doing.

Because her brother now stands beside his father or rules over his people. She goes back the the human world and lives out her life as a healer or medicine woman as her mother had once been.