A collection of travel essays by a distinguished travel writer. Other books by Eric Newby include "The Last Grain Race", "Slowly Down the Ganges", "Love and War in the Appennines" and "On the Shores of the Mediterranean".
After a heavy night of tequila comedian Dave Gorman embarks on a quest to find all the other people in the world with same name as him. Sounds simple, but it wasn't. In this wonderful book, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000-mile journey. Along the way they meet many Dave Gormans. They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France. They even hold a party in London where 50 Dave Gormans attend. Including two women who have kindly changed their name via deed-poll. Silly, but engrossing, fascinating and strangely addictive. If you think about it, it's about our fundamental desire to be connected to other human beings.
600 years before the events in The Black Magician Trilogy, the world was a very different place - both simpler and harsher. Magical healing had not yet been discovered, no guild existed and all magicians were black magicians.But events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries . . .
Charlie Bronson is Britain's most dangerous convict. During more than a quarter of a century inside, he has gained a fearsome reputation as the prison system's only serial hostage taker. In this updated edition of his memoirs, Bronson reveals the happiness behind his controversial marriage.
Everything You Know is the first novel from the bestselling author of Notes on a Scandal, Zoe Heller. The women in Willy Muller's life are trouble. His mother insists he eat tofu. His dopey girlfriend, Penny, wants him to overcome his personal space issues - while Karen, his other, even dopier, girlfriend, just wants more sex. Meanwhile, his oldest daughter, Sophie, wants him to finance her husband's drug habit. But it's his youngest daughter, Sadie, who's giving him the biggest headache. Just before committing suicide three months ago, she sent Willy her diaries. Poring over the record of her empty life, he feels pangs of something unexpected ...remorse. But isn't it a bit late for such sentimental guff? Set in London, Hollywood and Mexico, Everything You Know is a supremely witty take on love, death and the age-old battle of the sexes.
Following Brian Johnston's death in 1994, Prime Minister John Major appeared to speak for the nation when he remarked that 'Summers will never be the same'. To an Englishman's ears, the sound of leather against willow will always be closely associated with the cheerful tones of Johnners' voice. But there was so much more in his life. From the high jinks of Eton and Oxford he graduated to being a city gent in the family coffee business. Later, as Technical Adjutant in the Grenadier Guards, he contributed to the war effort with his very own 'Dad's Army'. Once demobbed in 1945, he began a broadcasting career that introduced him to a gaggle of British eccentrics from places visited in Down Your Way, and eventually took him to the cramped, cosy and chaotic cricket commentators' box where gaffes, terrible jokes and gales of laughter were never far away. Along the way there was a marriage to 'a very attractive blonde' and five children. Lovingly edited by his eldest son, Barry, this is a wonderfully enjoyable compendium of three of Johnners' best loved books, the autobiographies It's Been a Lot of Fun and It's a Funny Game, and Rain Stops Play.
The last ten years have imposed radical changes. Internationally, the West was dedicated to warding off communism, militarily and economically. Under Thatcher and Reagan, greed was good. It was comforting to see that George Orwell got it wrong. But there is a curvilinear logicin the universe. Prosperity cannot last for ever. Empires and prganisations founder. The World must be reinvented. We can now be certain only of uncertainty. And to plan for the future we must learn to think differently. Compromise may be the path to progress, and organisations must give more freedom to individual employees to maintain a balance of commitment and creativity. In this collection of pieces, Charles Handy takes us on an intellectual journey through a changing world, in order to see how we must change to make our future work.
Missing social activist Lalima has picked three women to carry out the task she was unable to finish Sheila, the owner of an all-women's gym in Kolkata; Nachiketa, an attorney in Delhi who is suing her in-laws for the violent abuse that left her wheelchair-bound for life; and Malayali private investigator Anita, whose own brothers are out to get her. Lalima's adversaries use influence and hired killers to track down all those who have been sent incriminating evidence against them, forcing Sheila, Nachiketa Anita to battle for survival even as they race against time to understand the import of the documents they have received.
Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Postcolonial India
The 1947 Partition of India resulted in the death of two million people and the displacement of sixteen million more. It continues to haunt contemporary life in India-not only for discourse that debates the place of religion in India, but also for the historical interpretation of justice and minority belongings, and for the tension-ridden struggle over the production of secular, national culture in the subcontinent.Violent Belongingsis about the relation between culture in the subcontinent world, exploring contemporary ethnic and gendered violence, and the questions about belonging that trouble nations and nationalisms today. Kavita Daiya examines South Asian ethnic violence and related mass migration in and after 1947 though its representation in postcolonial Indian, and more broadly, global South Asian literature and culture. By investigating such texts as Khushwant SinghsTrain to Pakistanwith Salman RushdiesShalimar the Clownand Jhumpa LahirisThe Interpreter of Maladies, alongside the writings of Mahatma Gandhi and Bollywood cinema- diasporic films like Deepa MehtasEarth-Daiya illuminates the cultural and political negotiation of postcolonial migration, nationality and violence in transnational public spheres.
In 1921, a half-naked sannyasi appears in Dhaka and is identified as the Second Kumar of Bhawal a quintessential zamindar given to hunting, shooting and womanizing who was believed to have died in Darjeeling twelve years earlier. Persuaded to visit his estate, where he is interrogated, the fakir is disowned as an impostor by his ‘widow’, but his sisters swear that he is their long-lost brother. Then begins a legal battle in which the sannyasi seeks to prove his identity while others seek to destroy his claims, and, soon, the whole of British India is divided on the identity of the sannyasi. This book tells the incredible story of the prince as pauper, of pauper as resurrected prince. Partha Chatterjee’s retelling of the notorious ‘Bhawal Sannyasi Case’ – one of India’s best-known and most historic legal battles – has been widely acclaimed and was declared the joint winner of the Rabindra Purashkar in 2003.
Improvisation is fundamental to all drama as the skill of using various resources to suggest an idea, a situation, a character, perhaps even a text, but it is also a technique for rehearsal of social statement and much more. Following an introduction to the multiple notions of improvisation, the authors examine four main areas of contemporary improvisation work, offer case studies of major practitioners and draw conclusions regarding the theoretical implications of the earlier discussions to move toward an understanding of the creation of 'meaning' in action. This book offers thoughtful reading for actors, students of drama, academics, scholars and general readers.
The inside story of the greatest business and social phenomenon of our age
Today – six years after it was created in a Harvard dorm room – over 500 million people use Facebook regularly, in just about every country on earth. That a company this powerful and influential was started as a lark by a couple of 19-year-olds makes it a fascinating and surprising tale. That one of them, the visionary Mark Zuckerberg, had the maturity, strategic smarts and luck to keep his company ahead of its rivals anchors the tale.
With exclusive inside access to all the company's leaders David Kirkpatrick tells of the vision, the tenacity, the refusal to compromise, and the vision Zuckerberg has to remake the internet. Zuckerberg has consistently focused on growth and not on profit and has remained resolute that Facebook will transform how people communicate. By all evidence it is now succeeding--spectacularly--on a global level. A brilliant and fascinating cast of characters created Facebook and Kirkpatrick has interviewed all of them. Never before have Zuckerberg and his closest colleagues told what really happened as they built their dynamo while eating fast food, staying up all night, and thumbing their noses at how things are usually done.
David Kirkpatrick was for many years the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune magazine. While at Fortune he wrote cover stories about Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and numerous other technology subjects. More recently he organized the Techonomy conference on the centrality of technology innovation for all human activity. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology. He lives in New York.
Tell Me Why is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family.
* Once known for its exquisite tea, drowsy climate, and amiable people, Sri Lanka was the Indian Ocean jewel of the British Empire. After Independence, the island enjoyed a liberal parliamentary democracy with a lively independent press and a booming economy. It had a judiciary, an efficient economy, and a stability envied by emerging nations.The world expected a leader amongst nations.* Instead, in pursuit of power and fundamentalist Buddhism, an oligarchy of Sinhalese political leaders and monks hi-jacked democracy. In response a brutal enemy was born: the Tamil Tigers.The result, one of modern historys longest civil conflicts, spawned a host of horrific innovations: suicide bombers, child soldiers, death squads, violent Buddhism, and murdered journalists. * But ethnic conflict is only part of the story. * Twenty-seven years on, with Iran, Burma, Libya, and China as its closest allies, democracy has been reduced to a cabal of brothers who control the economy, the courts, and the media. Today they tout their bloody conquest of the Tamil Tiger guerrillas as an example for other nations with terrorist problems.* Gordon Weiss, a veteran journalist and UN official for two decades, was firmly entrenched in the conflict as spokesperson for the United Nations in Colombo. He was a close observer as, in just four months in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians perished, cornered, along with the last of the Tamil Tigers on a windy spit. * This account unravels the compelling history that leads up to that horrific moment, peeling back the Sri Lankan governments cloak of silence to reveal the events of those weeks beat by beat.* The Cage offers a rare glimpse into the reality behind the daily headlines: the inner workings of media manipulation, and the plight of international aid workers struggling to provide humanitarian assistance to those caught in the crossfire of a deadly civil conflict.
First published in 1995, a collection of anecdotes and extracts from the star of BBC television's The Good Life, Richard Briers, with recipes and personal notes from his wife Anne. Celebrates good food and wine, with selected comments on the subject from writers such as Anthony Trollope.
The Kite Runner follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and powerful warriors until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, and eventually cements their bond in ways neither boy could have ever predicted. Even after Amir and his father flee to America, Amir remains haunted by his cowardly actions and disloyalty. In part, it is these demons and the sometimes impossible quest for forgiveness that bring him back to his war-torn native land after it comes under Taliban rule.
These travel diaries capture the essence and exuberance of the young legend, Che Guevara. In January 1952, Che set out from Buenos Aires to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorcycle. He encounters an extraordinary range of people-from native Indians to copper miners, lepers and tourists-experiencing hardships and adventures that informed much of his later life.
You've probably heard of a few scientists. - Galileo Galilei and his telescope - Isaac Newton and his apple - Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. But have you heard that. - Galileo was sentenced to life in prison for his shocking ideas about the solar system - Newton wasn't all that keen on science - sometimes it got on his nerves - Darwin wrote a book about his pet worms? Yes, even though they're dead, scientists are still full of surprises - and the nine in this book are more surprising than most. Now you can get the inside story from their lost notebooks, read the news reports as their breakthroughs hit the headlines, and find out all about the mind-blowing experiments!
Mrs. Argyle, benevolent tyrant and mother of five, is murdered with a poker. Her son Jacko is convicted of the crime but dies in prison. Two years later, Dr. Arthur Calgary comes forward to clear Jacko, but the Argyle family is not pleased. If Jacko didn’t commit the crime, who did? Suspense mounts as the family realizes that exonerating Jacko means fingering one of them.
Deanna believed she had everything she'd ever wanted. Diamonds, a beautiful home, a handsome, successful husband who adored her. But Marc-Edouard led a jet-set life as an international lawyer and for three months - summer - Deanna would be alone. Until Ben found her. And together they found happiness on sun-drenched beaches. But they knew their dream had to end. They also knew that they couldn't live without each other. But Deanna and Ben hadn't foreseen the devastating changes that would happen to them by the time they faced.summer's end.
24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect day. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with his whole life ahead of him. He has a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a young daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught, and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's nightmare: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this man has never met Will and Karen Jennings. "Iles tells a riveting tale . . .Here is a major talent strutting his considerable stuff." - Denver Post
Lynn Spencer's world is torn apart when her husband dies mysteriously in a plane crash. His body is never found. Still reeling from her loss, Lynn is shocked when revelations surface that her husband had looted his reseach company, Gen-Stone, of huge sums of money - and no-one will believe that she did not participate in the crime. A chance fire at her house raises concerns for Lynn's life. Someone out there wants her dead. In desperation she turns to her journalist step-sister, Carly, to help prove her innocence before it's too late. As Carly proceeds to ask questions she finds herself becoming the target of a dangerous group, involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. And it quickly becomes clear that she is facing her toughest assignment yet - to stay alive ...
Barbara Taylor Bradford's unique blend of passion and intrigue has made her one of the most cherished storytellers in the world. Her new novel is vintage Bradford: a powerful, suspenseful story of one woman's search to find out where she belongs, in life, in love, and within herself....Val Denning, a willowy war photographer, left her American family -- and cruelly unloving mother -- for a life abroad and a life of danger. But Val's dazzling world of work, risk, and love-has suddenly come apart. An assignment in Kosovo left her lover dead and Val adrift in Paris....Soon, in her grief, with horrific battle scenes etched in her mind, Val will realize that she was lied to by the man she loved -- and that another man, a friend, has loved her for years. And now Val must start unraveling mysteries -- of a man's life and lies, and of her own childhood. Caught between a new life and her past, Val is about to face the hardest choice of all: the choice between running away again, or truly starting anew....
John Grisham's bestselling backlist repackaged with fantastic new covers
In his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a controversial last minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows if that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems that Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.
Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive - there's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?
John Grisham is the author of eighteen bestselling novels. He lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi.
a nail-biting story',a killer combination of sheer story-telling nous and no-nonsense prose',Grisham hasn't lost his touch,a welcome return to what he does best'
,a great story-teller,another slick, fast-paced thriller
A delightful story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.
At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverley Hills, has two grown-up children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.
Amanda Robbins knew Jack only as her daughter’s father-in law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely.But when she becomes a widow after twenty-six years of marriage, she finds herself on unfamiliar ground and is suprised to find herself befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse still, she likes him, to her own and her children’s surprise. Then, suddenly, Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible. At a time in their lives when they least expect it, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy in spite of the obstacles and opposition around them.
Special Delivery is about what two people do when life gives them everything they wanted, twenty years after they expected to find it. In her fortieth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel makes us laugh and cry as she touches the heart with tenderness and accuracy.
has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 530 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Second Chance, Ransom, Safe Harbour, Johnny Angel, Dating Game, Answered Prayers, Sunset in St. Tropez, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death. Visit the Danielle Steel Web Site at www.daniellesteel.com.
Wings is the story of a young woman who fights all the odds to fulfil her dreams.
From her family’s dusty farmland airstrip near Chicago, Cassie O’Malley would look at the planes shimmering in the moonlight and feel the pull of taking to the skies. Her First World War veteran father Pat wanted his son to be a pilot, not his reckless red-haired daughter. But her father’s partner Nick, fellow air ace and airborne daredevil, was willing to break all the rules and teach her to fly.
When Cassie is invited to California to become a test pilot, her record-breaking flights soon make her a media darling. Risking her life, pushing herself to her limits, in a world preparing for the Second World War, she decides to chart her own course and pursue her own destiny, whatever it might cost her.
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 530 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include HRH, The House, Coming Out, Toxic Bachelors, Sisters and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death. For more information about Danielle Steel and her books, visit her website at www.daniellesteel.com.
Eighteenth-century Bengal. In the midst of feudal and oppressive times, a poet–philosopher is born who brings religions together and binds people through his songs. As time passes, his songs become part of folklore but the actual man remains shrouded in mystery, perhaps out of a habitual self-effacement that was part of Lalan Fakir’s philosophy of life. Lalan does not subscribe to any conventional religious thoughts and abjures all religious rituals, believing instead in the humanistic doctrine of the centrality and validity of Man. His unconventional attitude earns him the ire of both orthodox Hindus and Muslims but attracts a large following among the poorer sections of society.
In a brilliant fictional biography of this mystic poet about whom very little written history exists, novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay recreates the life and times of Lalan Fakir in simple yet touching prose.
Beautiful Maggie Bradford seems to have it all: a successful career as a singer/songwriter, fame, money, and two precious children. However, she killed her first husband in self-defense and now she's in jail awaiting trial for the murder of her second husband, Will Shepherd, a charming, psychotic professional soccer player. At first, Maggie's marriage seems fine, but soon Will begins to act irrationally. The increasing tension comes to a head when Maggie comes to believe that Will has been sexually abusing her daughter; the resulting confrontation ends in Will's death and Maggie's arrest. Climaxing in Maggie's celebrity trial, this page-turner delivers a solid punch, complete with a surprise ending.
ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. "All my life I'll think you you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you." Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
From the masterful creator of The Genesis Code and The Murder Artist ('deep in Harlan Coben territory' Independent on Sunday): John Case's latest chilling novel of terror and suspense.
From The Genesis Code to The Murder Artist, John Case has established himself as the master of unrelenting suspense. Now Case choreographs his most diabolically chilling novel to date, as the very fabric of civilisation threatens to come apart in the hands of a brilliantly vengeful madman…
Photojournalist Mike Burke has carried his camera into every war zone and hellhole on earth – and come back with the pictures (and battle scars) to prove it. He is flying high until, quite suddenly, he isn’t. When Burke’s helicopter crashes and burns in Africa, he comes away with his life but loses his heart to the woman who saves him. That’s when he decides it is time to stop dancing with the devil. But the devil isn’t done with him yet…
John Case is the author of the international bestseller The Genesis Code and the novels The First Horseman, Trance State, The Eighth Day and The Murder Artist. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Murder Artist
'John Case [has] a sure hand and deep understanding of the visceral terrors of the situation - Grips the heart and gut with equal force',The Genesis Code
‘A sizzling thriller… well-written and extremely gripping’,The First Horseman
‘Expertly researched and chillingly related… terrifying… the sort of thriller which defies you to look away’,Trance State
‘A glass-shattering, diesel-fueled, hard-charging thrill ride of a read… [John Case] is a confident master writing at peak performance’
'A writer at the very height of his powers' IAN RANKIN.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has reached a turning point. With his wife now living with another man in London and his career in the doldrums thanks to Chief Constable Riddle, it is time to ring the changes. Perhaps a move to the National Crime Squad? Perhaps a second chance with Sandra? But then late one night he is summoned to Riddle's house - and his plans take a surprising new turn. For the Chief Constable's sixteen-year-old daughter Emily has run away and for once Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss.
About the Author
Peter Robinson was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1950. He received his B.A. Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, moved to Canada, and went on to earn his M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a Ph.D. in English from York University. His first novel, Gallows View, published in 1987, introduced Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. It was short-listed for a best first novel award in Canada and for the John Creasey Award in the U.K. A Dedicated Man followed in 1988, then A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley in 1989. Caedmon's Song, in 1990, was his first departure from the series. All were nominated for awards. Past Reason Hated, won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1992. Wednesday's Child was nominated for both the CWC Award and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. Final Account appeared in 1994 and won an Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters. No Cure for Love, his second departure from the series, was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. Dead Right was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. In October, 1998, Crippen & Landru published a collection of his short stories called Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories. In a Dry Season has been nominated for many awards, including the Edgar. Robinson has also published many short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, including "Innocence", which won the CWC Best Short Story Award, and "The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage", which won a Macavity Award. He has taught at a number of Toronto colleges and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, Ontario, 1992-93.
A moving account of the cruel reality of life inside a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Catholic Ireland
I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.'
In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold - given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns.
Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring.
Author Biography June Goulding worked as a midwife in a 'home' for unmarried mothers in 1951. She is the mother of seven children and lives in Cork. The Light in the Window is her first book.
In a small Southern town teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she carves his name on her forehead their two lives become unforgettably entwined in this remarkable novel.
Author Biography Born in Minneapolis in 1941, Anne Tyler lives in Baltimore where her novels are set. She is the Pulitzer-prize winning novels of Breathing Lessons and other bestselling novels, including TheAccidental Tourist, Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups and The Amateur Marriage.
Reviews Wickedly good,Miss Tyler never loses her control. She writes with virtuosity and perfect confidence, insight and compassion
In Aramanth, exams are everything, deciding where people should live and what they should wear. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. In order to save them and to restore happiness to Aramanth, Kestrel knows she must restore the voice of the wind singer, an ancient statue standing in the city's square. She embarks on this dangerous mission with Bowman, her twin, and along the way they encounter Mumpo, the silly, smelly school dunce who adores Kestrel. Their daring journey encompasses the Mudpeople, the malevolent Old Children and bloodthirsty desert tribes.
In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange alliesâ€”and shocking sacrifice.As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the livingâ€”and the deadâ€”finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story.
Every Serial Killer Knows . . .The vicious burns scarring the victims' flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. . .The Perfect Time . . .Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can't forget. Now she's trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn't sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating - or protecting . . . To Make His MarkOnly Eva's death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped - not until the last victim has been marked for death . . .'A terrific plot, complex and engaging protagonists, a twisted villain, and enough crime scene detail to satisfy the most savvy suspense reader' Erica Spindler
It was a crime so brutal it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but convicting the alleged killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible as evidence against him raises a public outcry - and puts the judge in grave danger.When an unknown assailant attacks Carey Moore in a parking garage, Detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are called in to investigate and keep the judge from further harm. Then Karl Dahl escapes custody, and the judge is kidnapped from her home even as the police sit outside watching her house. With no time to spare, the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors, where no one is who they seem, and everyone is guilty of something.
"When the leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, every cop in the country is needed to control the mob of protestors in Edinburgh's streets ... except one. Inspector John Rebus's reputation precedes him, so while Presidents Bush and Putin confer in isolated splendor, Rebus mans an empty police station, safely out of the way where he can't offend any visiting dignitaries." "Then a delegate falls to his death during a pre-conference dinner at Edinburgh Castle, and Rebus is given what looks like a simple suicide to write up. But even as he keeps it out of the headlines, Rebus probes where no probing is wanted - and doesn't like the side steps and power plays his questions engender. And this week Edinburgh is a dangerous place to be: Rebus also investigates the death of a recently paroled rapist, murdered in a particularly grisly fashion. The discovery of more bodies leads Rebus to consider an unexpected and politically unacceptable possibility." "Amid political drama and street theater, and with egos on parade at every level, Rebus works the thorniest case he's ever encountered, with danger on a scale beyond his darkest imaginings."--BOOK JACKET.
"ASHES TO ASHES" Read by Melissa Leo A monster known as the Cremator is killing prostitutes in Minneapolis parks and setting their bodies on fire. When one of his victims turns out to be the daughter of a local billionaire, and a homeless teenager claims to have witnessed the burning, it brings together former FBI agent Kate Conlan and the Bureau's top serial-killer profiler, John Quinn. Conlan and Quinn share a painful personal history; now they have to work together against a very smart lunatic who seems to be able to read their minds.
From the author of Flowers in the Attic comes Book Three of the internationally bestselling Dollanganger family saga.The family was now living as far as possible from the haunting scenes of their past, and, in the sunshine and joy of their new life, with the children and their shared love, they tried to forget the anguish of their loveless inheritance.But the hidden secrets of the past rose up to trouble them. Their parents' dark heritage began to haunt them once more. The rage and hatred they felt returned to torment and twist the new generation. Only if they could forgive their mother and forgo their final revenge could they at last find the peace they so desperately sought.
This sequel concerns Bridget Jones, a single, girl-about-town on an optimistic but doomed quest for self-improvement. If she could just get down to 8st 7lb, stop smoking and develop inner poise, all would be resolved.
Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was a ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past. The beautiful young television journalist had come to glamorous high-powered Washington to produce a TV series. Her subject Senator Abigail Jennings, slated for nomination as the first soman vice president of the United States.With the help of an old flame, Congressman Sam Kingsley, Pat delves into Abiagils's life, only to turn up horrifying facts that threaten to destroy the senator's reputation and her career. Worse still, sinister connections to Pat's own childhood and the nightmare secrets hidden within it are surfacing - secrets waiting to destroy her.
Last night there was only one place to see and be seen at - the Balfour Charity Ball. But despite the glitz and the glamour, all was not as it seemed. Behind the scenes, Olivia Balfour and her twin Bella were locked in a battle over a shocking discovery - their late mother, Alexandra Balfour, had conceived their sister during an illicit affair.
Attorney Carmel Loan is beautiful, intelligent, ambitious - and used to getting what she wants. When she becomes infatuated with fellow barrister Hale Allen, she isn't going to let a little thing like his being married get in the way. So, through the contacts of an ex-client, she hired professional killer Clara Rinker to get rid of Allen's wife.Smart, attractive Rinker is the best hitwoman in the business - but things go wrong, and the shooting of a witness, a cop, brings DI Lucas Davenport into the case. Carmel Loan and Clara Rinker team up to clean up the loose ends - which includes getting Davenport off their backs by whatever means necessary.
Russia proves to be a cruel land for Anne Corby. Her mother is dead in the steppes and Anne herself is pregnant with an illegitimate child, the result of a brutal rape. She flees to Darlaston, but that soon holds no sanctuary either.