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Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, Book 2) by Darynda Jones

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By Darynda Jones

While Charley Davidson and Cookie (her most sensible friend/receptionist) need to music down a lacking girl, the case isn't really really as open and close as they count on. a chum of Cookie's named Mimi disappeared 5 days previous. This good friend then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling them to satisfy her at a close-by espresso store. The espresso is brewing, yet Mimi's nonetheless lacking. there's, despite the fact that, a clue left at the rest room wall: a woman's identify, scribbled by way of Mimi. Mimi's husband explains that his spouse have been performing unusual seeing that she figured out an outdated buddy of hers from highschool have been murdered a pair weeks past. a similar girl Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise often called the Son of devil. convinced. actually) has left his corporeal physique and is haunting Charley. He's left his physique simply because he's being tortured via demons who are looking to trap Charley nearer. yet Reyes can't enable that ensue. simply because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And in the event that they have a portal to heaven...well, let's simply say it wouldn't be beautiful. Can Charley deal with scorching nights with Reyes or even warmer days monitoring down a lacking girl? Can she continue these she loves out of harm's manner? And is there sufficient espresso and chocolate on the planet to gasoline her as she does?

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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).

Shortly after their coronation, to eliminate any potential threat to their rule, the couple oversaw the killing of scores of young royals in a massacre that outraged world opinion. The British called for regime change, but finally it was a dispute over timber taxes on Scottish teak importers that ignited the third, and decisive, Anglo-Burmese war of 1885. This time, the Konbaung king offered no more British soldiers at the Shwedagon Pagoda, First Anglo-Burmese War 1800 1825 1862 Exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal emperor emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar dies in Rangoon 1850 1824 First Anglo- 1826 Treaty of Yandabo 1852 Second 1859 Mindon Burmese War between the British East India Company and the King of Inwa (Ava) Anglo-Burmese War; British seize and expand Rangoon moves capital to Mandalay T H E H I S T O R Y O F M YA N M A R than token resistance to the army that steamed up the Ayeyarwady.

Applying gold leaf Gold leaf is among the favorite donations of Burmese Buddhists. In some famous shrines, it is applied directly by pilgrims. However, only men are allowed to do this. Vipassana Literally “seeing through the veil of ignorance,” Vipassana is a form of meditation aimed at promoting insight and concentration. It had a great revival in Burma in the early 20th century. Merit making Merit (punya in Sanskrit) derives from all good thoughts and actions, and contributes towards a person’s spiritual liberation.

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