Casual Vacancy (HARDCOVER) by J. K. Rowling When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations.
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.
61 Hours by Lee Child GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFE HOUR # SIXTY-ONE Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat. HOUR # THIRTY-ONE A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she?s going to live to testify, she?ll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there?s a killercoming for her. HOUR # ZERO Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn?t like people who put it to wrongs.Read More...Hide Pages: 496
Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne It was a secret message by an ancient alchemist, found on a crumbling scrap of parchment. And if Saknussemm was right, then every theory about the molten core of the earth is wrong. Prof. Otto Lidenbrock has to learn the truth. So Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and the Icelandic hunter Hans climb down the cone of an arctic volcano and into...
A realm of awesome mystery, weird beauty--and deadly peril. Where vast caverns and endless mazes lead to an underground ocean, living fire, and prehistoric monsters. But where any wrong turn, any misstep, can leave the explorers forever trapped in the eternal darkness of a planet-sized tomb...
Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants (Indiana Jones) by Rob Mac Gregor Indiana Jones has landed his first teaching post, in the archaeology department at London University. His brightest-and prettiest-student is a twenty-year-old Scottish girl, Deirdre Campbell, who claims she's uncovered a golden scroll, proof of the true existence of Merlin, sorcerer of myth and legend. Indy's intrigued by the thesis . . . and by Deirdre. So, too, is member of Parliament Adrian Powell. He?s seeking to resurrect the ancient order of the Druids, whose secrets of power could pave his way to world conquest. But first he needs the scroll . . . and he's willing to kill to get it.
Where there's magic, mystery, and murder, Indy goes to the head of the class. Dropping his books and picking up his bullwhip, he joins Deirdre on an action-packed chase across Britain, from the peril-filled caves of Scotland to the savage dance of the giants at Stonehenge-where Merlin' secret will finally be revealed. But not before Indy gets a lesson in love from Deirdre . . . and a lesson in hate from a maniac who means to rule the world.Read More...Hide Pages: 230
Hold the Enlightenment by Tim Cahill n his latest collection of death-defying exploits and far-flung travels, Outside Magazine editor Tim Cahill visits the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, the Saharan salt mines and the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. He also ventures to find a Caspian tiger in Turkey and giant centipedes in the Congo. Cahill is one of the last great intrepid journalists, and his thirty wildly entertaining essays display sparkling wit and unstinting curiosity. When not on the move, he debunks hoary notions of the kindness of dolphins and ruminates on religion, death and the perplexing phenomenon of yoga. Charming, incisive and absolutely fearless, Cahill is the perfect travel companion.Read More...Hide Pages: 297
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry Cotton Malone is in trouble.Hi sson has been kidnapped and his bookshop in Copenhagen attacked,all because he is the only man alive who knows the wherabouts of the Alexandria link-the means of locating the most inportant cache of ancient knowledge ever assembled: the legendary Library of Alexandria,which vanished without trace fifteen hundred years ago.
Now,Malone is forced to join the search for a forgotten truth hidden within that vast literary treasure-a truth that,if revealed,will have grave consequences,not only for Malone,but for the balance of world power.Read More...Hide Pages: 534
The Valley of Adventure and the Sea of Adventure: Two Great Adventures by Enid Blyton Two superb books in one from Enid Blyton's best-selling adventure series. Nothing could be more exciting than a night flight on Bill's plane. But in The Valley of Adventure, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot fly straight into terrible danger. In The Sea of Adventure, the children find themselves marooned on a desolate coast, playing a dangerous game of hide-and-seek with an unknown enemy.Read More...Hide Pages: 387
In 2007, after 66 days, he became the first person to swim the Amazon, 3,274 miles from the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic shores of Brazil. Millions followed his progress online. On this extraordinary journey he dodged piranhas and river pirates, met indigenous tribes who either revered him as a god or chased him with machetes. Like pioneers who climbed Everest or explored the poles, he shifted the limits of human capability. His story-of exhaustion, illness, bravery and determination-is an inspiration to people everywhere.
Writer Matthew Mohlke was a river guide on Martin's Amazon team.Read More...Hide Pages: 229
They call themselves The Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent down for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. The third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich- very fast.
And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam....while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grip- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better.
Because they've just found the perfect victim....
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A colonel receives five seeds in the mail and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries and many more are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.
The Snapper by Roddy Doyle
Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family is forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy. But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?