Baby snatcher

Baby snatcher

During Laurel's thirteenth summer, she babysits the baby of a sculptor for whom she develops romantic feelings, only to make the shocking discovery that he is not what he seems to be.

Author: Susan Terris

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 0590402412

Category: Babysitters

Page: 234

View: 456

During Laurel's thirteenth summer, she babysits the baby of a sculptor for whom she develops romantic feelings, only to make the shocking discovery that he is not what he seems to be.
Categories: Babysitters

The Baby Snatcher

The Baby Snatcher

The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447250241

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 992

The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final mystery novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. Marilyn Howe’s and her mother Kathleen are an inseparable duo, until one night Kathleen doesn’t come home . . . Fifteen year old Marilyn turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay’s doorstep so he takes the young girl home to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes’ dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland. Then a woman’s body is washed up on the beach . . .
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Brutus the Baby Snatcher

Brutus the Baby Snatcher

Bart was a poor college graduate without a job and buried in debt.

Author: Gary Turcotte

Publisher:

ISBN: 1432770985

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 213

Bart was a poor college graduate without a job and buried in debt. Things changed when he inherited his uncle's property. It came with a strange farm hand named Alan. The farm didn't provide typical vegetables or animals. Instead it produced marijuana, and wolf-dogs bred for professional dogfights. One dog gave him winnings of eighty thousand dollars in a single match. The dogs were a mix of great dane and wolf. They were fed live animals and shot with steroids to increase their size and anger. They were the ultimate fighting dogs; super sized wolves. Bart had been bitten by the gambling bug. He paid off his debts, but things took a turn for the worse. One dog escaped, and since he was bred and trained to kill he terrorized the town. Brutus swam across the lake and took a baby from the arms of a camper. Wolves were protected and it was difficult to find and trap the individual doing the killings. Bart and his farm hand dressed as game wardens and went after the super sized wolf. They hunted Brutus, but he knew their scent and hunted them.
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The Baby Snatcher An Inspector Ramsay Novel 6

The Baby Snatcher  An Inspector Ramsay Novel 6

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DIAMOND DAGGER AWARD 2017 The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 9781743546307

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 833

WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DIAMOND DAGGER AWARD 2017 The Baby-Snatcher is the sixth and final novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. When fifteen-year-old Marilyn Howe turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay's doorstep he has little choice but to invite her in. Marilyn and her mother, Kathleen, are a familiar sight around Heppleburn, a strangely inseparable couple. But Kathleen has unaccountably failed to return home that evening, and Marilyn is fearful for her mother's safety. Ramsay takes the young girl home, to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes' dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland. Then a woman's body is washed up on the beach . . .
Categories: Fiction

Baby Snatcher

Baby Snatcher

Baby Rachael is snatched from her loving family's arms, and swept into the deception created by her kidnapper, Maritza Rentz.

Author: Deanne Swenson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1500242160

Category:

Page: 228

View: 239

Baby Rachael is snatched from her loving family's arms, and swept into the deception created by her kidnapper, Maritza Rentz. Rachael has just become the innocent victim of a ruthless woman, who has feigned her own pregnancy and plotted to present a beautiful new baby to her estranged husband. An officer in the Air Force, he would receive disciplinary action if he deserted his pregnant wife. Having failed in two previous marriages, Maritza would desperately go to any length to preserve this relationship.Her panicked grandmother calls Rachael's mother, Cora Abbott, at work with the devastating news. Stunned to discover she is suspected of this horrendous deed herself, Cora bravely faces the media storm and zealous law enforcement investigators. With stunning grit and spirit, Cora courageously pleads with the nation for the return of her baby.
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The Child Snatcher

The Child Snatcher

If Ava was considering adoption, you could bet it wasn't because she wanted
what was best for the child. Most likely there was money involved. In these
modern times, couples had to spend big bucks to adopt a child. A chill ran up my
spine at ...

Author: Aria Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501119149

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 366

With the same gripping tension of The Girl on the Train and The Good Girl, The Child Snatcher tells the suspenseful story of a mother trying to save her lazy son from himself and then from an enigmatic woman of dubious character who seems determined to systematically destroy her small family. Claire Wilkins is at her wits’ end with her son, Brandon, a college dropout who spends his time lounging around the house. Claire, tired of seeing him waste his life playing video games and trolling the Internet, gives him an ultimatum: get a job, get back to school…or get out. Brandon decides to move in with a total stranger that he met in an online porn chatroom. This mysterious young woman, Ava, abruptly leads him down a dark path into a dangerous world. Terrified for her now distant son, Claire tries to entice Brandon to return home and discovers the true nature of his toxic and abusive relationship with Ava. But her world explodes when Brandon does the unthinkable. Her only glimmer of hope is discovering that Brandon and Ava are expecting a child. Claire believes she coddled Brandon too much and that she was a terrible mother. But maybe she can get a second chance and be a much better grandparent. Unfortunately, Ava’s plan for hers and Brandon’s child does not include Claire. In fact, Ava’s plan is so nefarious that Claire is willing to risk everything, including her life, to save her innocent grandson. A spellbinding race against time, The Child Snatcher is a timely and terrifying thrill ride that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.
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English German Dictionary of Idioms

English German Dictionary of Idioms

einen. Sumpfl . . . trockenlegen. den Storch glauben baby - snatcher baby I / he /
Peterl . . . am . . . not a baby - snatcher Kina cutelsweet / lovelyl . . . child / girl /
babyl . . . gol dern : ich vergreifler / der Peter vergreift .

Author: Hans Schemann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415172543

Category: Reference

Page: 554

View: 383

This dictionary is the ideal supplement to the German/English Dictionary of Idioms, which together give a rich source of material for the translator from and into each language. The dictionary contains 15,000 headwords, each entry supplying the German equivalents, variants, contexts and the degree of currency/rarity of the idiomatic expression. This dictionary will be an invaluable resource for students and professional literary translators. Not for sale in Germany, Austria or Switzerland
Categories: Reference

Chambers concise dictionary

Chambers concise dictionary

[ 14c in sense 2 : probably imitating the sound made by a baby ] babel / ' beibəll
on 1 a confused sound of voices . ... person who looks after a child while the
parents are out . baby - sitting n . baby snatcher on 1 colloq a CRADLE -
SNATCHER .

Author:

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9798186062363

Category: English language

Page: 1458

View: 758

Categories: English language

Babies without Borders

Babies without Borders

Some people keep a lock of their baby's hair, or their first lost tooth. I keep a
Guatemalan newspaper from 30 April 2000, the day after a Japanese tourist was
stoned to death by villagers who mistook him for a baby-snatcher. I read the
headline ...

Author: Karen Dubinsky

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442698437

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 291

International adoptions are both high-profile and controversial, with the celebrity adoptions and critically acclaimed movies such as Casa de los babys of recent years increasing media coverage and influencing public opinion. Neither celebrating nor condemning cross-cultural adoption, Karen Dubinsky considers the political symbolism of children in her examination of adoption and migration controversies in North America, Cuba, and Guatemala. Babies Without Borders tells the interrelated stories of Cuban children caught in Operation Peter Pan, adopted Black and Native American children who became icons in the Sixties, and Guatemalan children whose 'disappearance' today in transnational adoption networks echoes their fate during the country's brutal civil war. Drawing from extensive research as well as from her critical observations as an adoptive parent, Karen Dubinsky aims to move adoption debates beyond the current dichotomy of 'imperialist kidnap' versus 'humanitarian rescue.' Integrating the personal with the scholarly, Babies Without Borders exposes what happens when children bear the weight of adult political conflicts.
Categories: Social Science

Manufacturing bad Mothers

Manufacturing  bad Mothers

In child welfare , the image of the ' baby snatcher ' is familiar . The widespread
use of this derogatory term reflects a shared , but usually unspoken , social
knowledge of the repressive powers of the state that reside in the person of the
child ...

Author: Karen Swift

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802074359

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 411

A complex and punitive child welfare system has emerged, based on a view that the children of mothers providing deficient childcare require legally sanctioned rescue by those better suited to care for them. Karen Swift challenges both the accepted view of child neglect and the present official response to it.
Categories: Social Science

The Voices

The Voices

Baby-snatchers don't make life difficult for themselves. They're opportunists. You
wouldn't get a baby-snatcher choosing to take a child from a first-floor bedroom in
the middle of the night.' 'Quite.' The doctor coughed and appeared somewhat ...

Author: F. R. Tallis

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230770539

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 907

Once you've heard them, you'll never forget them . . . In the scorching summer of 1976 - the hottest since records began - Christopher Norton, his wife Laura and their young daughter Faye settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect place for Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of his own. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hear something through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound. Then come the voices . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room

... wife and your child at the outbreak of the war?—and having replied, with tears
in his eyes and that gentle ferocity of which he was occasionally capable: “Be-
cause I didn't have the means. I am not a mil-lion-aire, Sirs.” The Baby-Snatcher ...

Author: E.E. Cummings

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486110929

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 768

A high-energy romp, the poet's prose memoir recounts his military service in World War I, when a comedy of errors led to his unjust arrest and imprisonment for treason.
Categories: Fiction

Animal 3

Animal 3

“So says the baby snatcher,” Sonja capped. “Shut your lying mouth, Sonja. I
could push a button and have your lives all ended without having to leave my
house if I so chose, so show the proper respect,” Lilith spat. “What do you want?”
Animal ...

Author: K'wan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781936399949

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 241

After making a promise to leave the street life behind, a shocking revelation forces Animal back into the game to face his greatest opponent yet. After years of war on the streets the man known only as Animal is finally able to hang up his guns. He's paid his debt to society for the crimes he's committed, and thanks to the sacrifice made by the father he barely knew, old scores have been settled. For the first time in his life he's able to find the peace that had eluded him for so long, and settle down with his wife Gucci and their son T.J. Animal's future is looking bright, that is, until someone from his past resurfaces with a shocking revelation. When Animal's former lover, Red Sonja, shows up on his doorstep with a little girl, claiming Animal is the father, he and Gucci immediately fear it’s a ploy for money. But Red Sonja has come to collect a debt of a different kind, one that can only be paid in blood. A powerful man is hunting Red Sonja and her daughter, Celeste, and she calls on Animal to stop him, permanently. Animal is forced to break the promise he made to his wife upon his release from prison and once again picks up his guns. To keep his daughter and her mother safe, Animal sets out on a mission of murder, but this isn’t just any man Red Sonja has sent him after, it's one of the most powerful drug dealers in the country…her father.
Categories: Fiction

Waterland

Waterland

Sowhen yourhistory teacher's teachingsareputtothe test,whenhis wife, who is yet
tobe branded by thelocal press as 'The Baby Snatcher of Lewisham' and'The
ChildThief ofGreenwich', delivers herself one Sunday afternoon of aninexplicable
 ...

Author: Graham Swift

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447275510

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 427

With an introduction by John Burnside Shortlisted for the 1983 Booker prize, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize. Children, only animals live entirely in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man - let me offer you a definition - is the story-telling animal. Tom Crick is a passionate teacher, but before he is forced into retirement by scandal, he has one last history lesson to deliver: his own. Spanning more than 200 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a visionary tale of England's mysterious Fen country. Taking in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the discovery of a body and a tragic family romance, this is an extraordinary novel about the heartless sweep of history and man's changing place within it. In the years since its first publication in 1983, Graham Swift's Waterland has established itself as a much-loved classic of twentieth-century British literature. It was shortlisted for the Booker prize, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and has been adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke.
Categories: Fiction

The Havana Room

The Havana Room

The child snatcher, the pervert, the mob of taunting adolescents wielding box
cutters. In Manhattan all monsters are proximate, if not by geography, then by
imagination. And the contours of the imagination are changed by money. The
units of ...

Author: Colin Harrison

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374706379

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 550

The Havana Room is the tale of a man from his fall from the heights of power and wealth in New York to the moment where he might well die. Bill Wyeth is a successful real-estate attorney in his late thirties with a wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's darker corners. Restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible, when Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse. He is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks--sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to the restaurant's private bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he's told, is secret. Wyeth agrees to help Alison's friend, Jay Rainey, in concluding a last-minute midnight real-estate transaction. As soon as he sees the players and the paperwork, Wyeth knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room--where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.
Categories: Fiction

Dead Water

Dead Water

... the Death of Dorothea Cassidy Another Man's Poison Killjoy The Mill on the
Shore Sea Fever The Healers High Island Blues The Baby-Snatcher The
Sleeping and the Dead Burial of Ghosts The Vera Stanhope series The Crow
Trap Telling ...

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230768116

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 883

Dead Water is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series – a major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall. When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, outside the house of the local public prosecutor, down at the Marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry. Markham – originally a Shetlander but who had made a name for himself in London – had left the islands years before. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl, Evie Watt, who is now engaged to a seaman. He had few friends in Shetland, so why was he back? Willow and Jimmy are led to Sullum Voe, the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. It soon emerges from their investigation that Markham was chasing a story in his final days. One that must have been significant enough to warrant his death . . . Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning and Thin Air.
Categories: Fiction

Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning

... the Death of Dorothea Cassidy Another Man's Poison Killjoy The Mill on the
Shore Sea Fever The Healers High Island Blues The Baby-Snatcher The
Sleeping and the Dead Burial of Ghosts The Vera Stanhope series The Crow
Trap Telling ...

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330534758

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 651

Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series, filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall. With the autumn storms raging, Fair Isle feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. Enough to drive someone to murder . . . A woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. The islanders react with fear and anger. Detective Jimmy Perez has no support from the mainland and must investigate the old-fashioned way. He soon realizes that this is no crime of passion – but a murder of cold and calculated intention. There's no way off the island until the storms abate – and so the killer is also trapped, just waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones and Dead Water and Thin Air.
Categories: Fiction

Dancing in the Red Snow

Dancing in the Red Snow

It's about a reporter who decides to run a team of dogs in the Iditarod. You'll laugh
and cry, but it's a wonderful read.” “Thanks, Sister. And will you pray for me?” “
Certainly.” “You know, there's a lady here they call the baby-snatcher. I don't
know ...

Author: Elizabeth Cain

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491739693

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 794

Rancher Hank Rose loses his parents in a freak lightning storm on the Nevada desert three weeks before his Iroquois wife, Susan Sun, gives birth to their only child. Just as their daughter, Sunny, returns some joy to their lives, she is kidnapped at age four. Sunny suffers numbing mind-control and physical abuse for eight years before she is found, barely educated and terrified of a world she has never known, her only friend a German shepherd, named Paraso. After she is rescued from a locked car during a California heat wave, Sunny reunites with her parents, who are naturally ecstatic to see her again. But as happy as they are, Sunny struggles to find her place in a life she barely remembers and Hank wrestles with a past he would rather forget. After Sunny finally chooses an austere path of religious service, her parents fear they have lost her again, but in the end, Sunnywithout conscious intentlays to rest old grievances of her father and her grandparents, and surprisingly, her kidnappers pain as well. Dancing in the Red Snow is the compelling tale of a girls incredible journey through childhood with a vengeful abductor and the years after as she embarks on a daring path to healing.
Categories: Fiction

Thin Air

Thin Air

... Cassidy Another Man's Poison Killjoy The Mill on the Shore Sea Fever The
Healers High Island Blues The Baby-Snatcher The Sleeping and the Dead Burial
of Ghosts Vera Stanhope series The Crow Trap Telling Tales Hidden Depths
Silent ...

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230768130

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 166

Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series – a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez. A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. It's mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note, saying she'll never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Her interest in the ghost had seemed unhealthy – obsessive, even – to her friends: an indication of a troubled mind. But Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor's death than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that someone would kill – many years later – to protect? Ann Cleeves' striking Shetland novel explores the tensions between tradition and modernity that lie deep at the heart of a community, and how events from the past can have devastating effects on the present. Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water, Cold Earth and Wild Fire.
Categories: Fiction