Alex Cross, Patterson's detective hero, is back in a thriller that is guaranteed to hold his many fans spellbound. This time around, Cross' nemesis is the Mastermind, a cunning bank robber who recruits teams of criminals to do his dirty work while he orchestrates the crimes from the shadows. What makes the Mastermind especially frightening is that he takes the bank executives' families hostage in order to ensure compliance, and he kills in cold blood,seemingly at random. Cross is called in on...
This volume is an independent reference to the 1400 best gardens, parks and green spaces in Britain, Ireland and north west Europe. It describes each garden's main characteristics and special qualities, rather than just providing listings. The guide details opening times, entrance fees - if any, plants for sale, travel, parking,access and refreshments available. There are 53 maps locating each garden, country by country and region by region.
HARD LIVES. HARD LESSONS. IT'S MURDER ON THE STREETS. Danielle Crosby had a body to die for. A body she sold to the highest bidder. But she ended up paying for it with her life. When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder ' after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest paedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars. But whoever it is won't be easily caught. And when another girl's body is found, even more horrifically disfigured than the last, it's clear the killer is just warming up... In a ruthless world where everyone's out for themselves, Annie and Kate must dig deep if they hope to catch a callous serial killer who knows no limits and makes no mistakes. For some, prostitution is seriously big business. But how many people will pay the ultimate price? Utterly compelling, HARD GIRLS is a gripping and disturbing thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.
Past mistakes can be forgotten - but never erased...
The last person James wants to meet again is Lily. But now she's dying of cancer, and he is wholly unprepared for what she has to tell him. Twenty-four years ago, she gave birth to a daughter - and James is the girl's father.
James was just a teenager when he and Lily - stepmother of his best friend Carlo - had their brief affair. Practically part of the family, he would spend his summer holidays at their sprawling house in Chipping Weston, lapping up thebreathtaking freedom and excitement. Though perhaps there was too much freedom and too much excitement - because those days came to a terrible end. An end that James has been trying to forget ever since.
Yet Lily has one more secret to reveal. Their daughter is now a wanted woman. She's on the run for murder. Soon James is compelled to reach back into the past and discover the other bitter fruits of his and Lily's unfortunate union...
A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really polite to sleep with your boss' mistress?
Michael Winner, the legendary film director, writer, and food critic, is a colorful figure who has led a remarkable life. He has a reputation for being outspoken, and, true to form, in his autobiography he tells it like it is with sharp and insightful observations. Winner gained his first taste of fame at age 14, when he met the stars for a showbusiness column in 20 London local papers. At Cambridge he edited the student newspaper and became a local celebrity. Winner recounts his early life with relish and provides fascinating accounts of his experiences directing some of the world's most famous actors and actresses, including Charles Bronson, Sophia Loren, Joan Collins, Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, and Anthony Hopkins. Many of them became close friends. As a food critic, Michael Winner is famous for shooting from the hip, and love him or hate him, he is constantly in the public eye.
Now 52 years old, Barbara Streisand received the highest price ever paid to a performer in one night - one million dollars on New Year's Eve in 1993 in Las Vegas. James Spada's portrait of this highly accomplished woman is also a depiction of modern American showbiz - Greenwich Village clubs in the 1960s; Broadway's brash musicals; and Hollywood in the last 30 years, when the studio system broke down when confronted by ambitious independent companies like Streisand's. Once married to actor Elliot Gould, she has had affairs with Omar Sharif, Ryan O'Neal, Warren Beatty, Steven Spielberg, Canada's former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, Richard Gere and tennis champion Andre Agassi.Although she is a multi-millionaire living in Los Angeles, she never seems to have left Brooklyn. It is her sense of reality that James Spada seeks to portray in this biography.
When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters But as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up. And as one agent fights failure and hopelessness, another has left behind a trail that leads to a man with a dark past and even darker intentions.
Special Agent Vincent Piper is an FBI Field Officer based in London.Any crime involving Americans is his business. He's estranged from his wife and he loves his only daughter Martha, but she is drifting away from him. A terrorist bomb goes off in Borders bookshop in Charing Cross road and as Vincent surveys the carnage, he starts to weep. He had arranged to meet Martha in the bookshop. She dies in his arms. Vincent vows revenge and relentlessly pursues all the leads he can find on active anti-capitalist groups. But what he discovers is even more shocking than his daughters' death...
The Will to Win takes our heroine Samantha across continent and country in her search for the truth. Samantha has it all, looks, intelligence and Ireland’s most eligible bachelor. But her world is turned inside out when her estranged mother staggers into her exclusive Hello-style wedding and reveals an awful truth. Sam flees to the Riojo region of Spain where she tries to uncover the truth that will change her life, forever. When Sam returns she discovers just who her enemies are, and uses all her will to fight them…and triumph.
From the discovery, in 1938, of the body of a 19th century soldier, and the disappearance shortly after of a German professor, to the finding of historical documents in the year 2000, this complex novel evokes the history of a hotly contested part of northern Europe.
Dulcie Ballantyne knows that creative writers' groups attract an unlikely mix of people, so when she starts up Hidden Talents, she is well prepared for the assortment of people she is bringing together:Beth King is facing empty-nest syndrome as her only son, Nathan, leaves home for university. Jack Solomon, a local estate agent, is having trouble coming to terms with the shock of his wife leaving him for his best friend. Jaz Rafferty is an intensely private seventeen-year-old girl, who writes to escape her large, boisterous family. Victor Blackmore is a know-it-all, who claims to be writing the blockbuster novel every publisher will be clamouring for.What they all have in common is a need to escape, as well as a desire to keep their lives as private as possible. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop, and gradually they come to realise that a little openness isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Part of a first stage language course in German, this book is published alongside three C-90 cassettes and a grammar workbook. This beginner's German course is drawn from a combined BBC Radio and Television course. A 3 cassette pack providing an introduction to simple, everyday German.
Bill Cullen, legendary head of Renault Ireland, went from selling apples on the streets of Dublin to owning a company with an annual turnover of over $400 million. He credits much of his success to the women in his life: his mother, Mary, and his grandmother, Molly Darcy, whose fierce intelligence and homespun wisdom were a constant motivation and whose stories he told so vividly in his bestselling memoir, It's a Long Way from Penny Apples. Now Bill shares those memories, and interprets them for the twenty-first century. Under his inspirational guidance, you can transform your career and your life.
A hilarious Nick Hornby-style book about anxiety for anyone who's ever been scared of anything. 'Save Our Sharks says the new kiddie-friendly cartoon propaganda poster in the atrium of my local swimming pool. And I'm thinking: "Fuck. Is nothing scared?' I mean, whatever next? Save Our Cancerous Cells?' So opens Joe's story. He's a man who looks like he's got it made: he's solvent, his career's going a dream and his girlfriend's a total babe. But something nasty is stalking his karma and fear is fast becoming terror. Black-eyed killer sharks are after him and the razor jaws of a Great White (Charcharodon Carcharias) are closing in on him.
With his widely acclaimed début, 28-year-old William Kowalski emerged as one of the most exciting and distinctive new American writers in years. In his new book, Kowalski once again proves himself an extraordinarily gifted writer as he follows his hero Billy Mann on his search for the mother who deserted him as a baby. Now twenty years old, Billy travels atop his beloved motorcycle to the last known address he has for her, to a side street in Sante Fe, New Mexico. It is a journey that will teach him many things about family, friends, love - and death.Filled with wondrous imagery and lyricism, Somewhere South of Here has a lightness of touch which belies how very much it has to say about life's greatest themes of all.
Married six times, all to women named Brenda, Otis Lee Crenshaw's bourbon-fuelled odyssey takes him from the high mountains of East Tennessee to the bottom of the music charts. A man not above faking his own death to sell more records, this is his not quite true story of romance, recidivism, country music, and an unshakeable belief in Marriage at First Sight.
A sequel to THE FOOTBALL FACTORY which, from its base in the asset-stripped, emotionally castrated 90s, shows the dreams of The Sex Division members breaking through the heavy media cloud of anorexic pin-ups and paedophile fashion.
A romance about a self-made millionaire whose son wields power over him, but when a potentially dangerous woman with no past becomes attracted to the millionaire's magnetism, the son will stop at nothing to see her destroyed.From the author of FOR BETTER FOR WORSE, POWER PLAY and CRUEL LEGACY.
Promise,Oklahoma is in the middle of the south central US, more commonly known as Tornado Alley. A deadly twister has left people dead and injured and caused 40 million dollars worth of damage. At first it seems as though the Pepper family are just four more statistics on the death roll, but Police Chief Charlie Grover soon realises that their bodies have been arranged to look like storm victims, while the cause of their deaths is by the hand of man, not an act of god. The post mortems confirm his suspicions, then another death during a tornado proves that there is a killer at large. He seeks help from meteorological experts at the local university, in particular Dr Willa Bellman, who knows all about the force and power of these storms and also knows the motley collection of people who follow the paths of every tornado. Both of them are convinced that amongst the storm-chasers is the killer, but more deaths - both natural and unnatural - are to occur before the killer is stopped in a truly breath-taking climax.
This is the hilariously surreal correspondence of Robin Cooper, who for several years has been plaguing department stores, hotels, associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters.
As a management trainer closely involved with business and public organisations, Gerry Moan has been both a spectator and a participant in the changing Irish business scene. From tracking leadership performance, he reached the conclusion that the dramatic changes in the corporate world have not been sufficiently mirrored by changes in Ieadership styles. Seeing that a systematic and comprehensive study of leadership styles was required that would shed light on key leadership issues such as strategy development, change management, business innovation and business policy implementation, he commissioned Amarach Consulting to conduct an in-depth research study on change and leadership. Who's Driving the Bus? is based both on Gerry's own views and opinions as they have evolved over the years, and on the findings of the research carried out by Amarach. Its purpose is to coherently explore how the change process has impacted on our understanding of business leadership.
August 1966 brydes den rolige sommer med World Cup af mordet på 3 betjente. Mordet får virkning mange år frem for 3 andre mænd: detektiven Frank Taylor, journalisten Tony Meehan og den småkriminelle Billy Porter.
Michel Montignac's engaging book has proved a landmark in the development of nutritional science.
An established European best-seller and indispensible digest for every professional person and Epicurean, Dine Out & Lose Weight perfectly suits those wishing to stay fit without abandoning the culinary pleasures of life.
Dine Out & Lose Weight provides a comprehensive guide to:
- losing weight while continuing to dine out
- stabilising that weight loss
- acheiving peak physicaland mental wellbeing.
All this can be accomplished by learning to choose the right foods and developing healthy eating habits based on sound nutritional practice, without counting calories or implementing a regime of self-denial - for example, such gastronomic pleasures as "foie gras", wine and chocolate are not only allowed but encouraged for their health giving properties.
The Montignac Method is recognised by the French medical establishment and has been adopted by business people, celebreties, politicians and professional athletes worldwide. Sales of his books now exceed 5 million and the author himself is rapidly becoming a celebrity in his own right - quite an acheivement for a man who set out scarcely 10 years ago to teach his compatriots "how to eat".
Trisha Goddard is Britain's number-one talk show host. Every day, millions of viewers tune in to her television program to watch ordinary people share their problems, worries, and experiences; she is the nation's favorite confidante. But behind the assured, poised professional is a woman with a remarkable and intriguing past. After years of listening to other people's life stories, Trisha is now ready to tell hers. As a child, Trisha was on the receiving end of violence from her father, a psychiatric nurse; and her teens were scarred by depression and eating disorders. Her real adventures in life began when she left home at 15 to tour in a band. Having tasted freedom, Trisha then became a stewardess for Gulf Air—a job she claims prepared her well for the crowd control she would need to exercise on her television show. Having settled in Australia, she launched her television career and her success as a broadcaster was cemented when she became the first black news anchorwoman on Australian television. In this intimate, no-holds-barred autobiography, Trisha lays bare the details of her fascinating life. She speaks candidly about her suicide attempts, nervous breakdown, and two-year recovery in a psychiatric unit. She tells all about her past relationships, including a string of violent relationships, a brief marriage to an Australian politician who she later discovered had died of an AIDS-related illness, and a marriage that ended in infidelity. She also describes her devastation when her youngest sister, who had suffered from schizophrenia, tragically committed suicide. Never one to let life's problems drag her down, Trisha reached a turning point when she met and fell in love with her future husband Peter. Soon after their marriage, her life was to be turned upside down once more when she was headhunted from the UK to front her own daytime talk show. Trisha instantly won the affection of her viewers and her show was a roaring success. This tremendous autobiography tells of a life lived to the full and a career that has gone from strength to strength in spite of adversity. It is packed with hilarious stories of showbiz life and heartbreaking accounts of personal tragedies, all told in Trisha's unique style—up close and very personal.
Brilliant, unorthodox Montreal detective Emile Cinq Mars has a complex case on his hands when a corpse with a bullet in its neck is found floating in a fishing hole cut into the ice of a frozen lake. The victim had shadowy connections with the pharmaceutical industry, but that's just the start.
Winner of the 1995 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, this work tells the story of an unusually turbulent year on the PGA tour. It profiles stars, such as Nick Price, Tom Watson and Greg Norman, and captures the non-stop pressures of a high-profile sport with virtually no off-season.
From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, one of soccer's hottest properties talks about the unique challenges faced in his two years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field At the age of 25, Spain's Fernando Torres has already established himself as one of the Liverpool greats and a proud wearer of the fabled No. 9 shirt. His first book tells the captivating story of his career to date. Nicknamed "El Nino" (The Kid), Torres opens up about life on the streets beside Atletico's Vicente Calderon stadium, signing for the club at 15, and appointed club captain by 19. When Liverpool broke their club transfer record to bring Torres to Anfield in 2007, it proved the turning point in his career. Competing in the goldfish bowl of the English Premier League, playing alongside Liverpool heroes like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher and in the company of Spanish teammates Pepe Reina, Xavi Alonso, and Albert Rieira, and performing in front of the Kop who quickly adopted him as one of their own, Torres describes what it means to him to play on one of the greatest stages in world soccer and compares and contrasts life in Spain with his new career in England. Torres also discusses his life out of the spotlight with his childhood sweetheart Olalla, his family and friends, and what inspires and motivates him.
Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend
The first ever intimate portrait of Britain's best-loved, but little known, comedy entertainer, this fully authorized, biography of comedian Tommy Cooper shows the man behind the laughter that few people saw. Until his tragic death on live television in 1984, Tommy Cooper lived in constant fear of the day he would be found out by his audience. He could never accept the accolades that came so thick and fast from every direction, and died to the sounds of laughter that he never really believed. Supplementing his own intimate knowledge with material accessed for the first time from the archives of Cooper's agent and manager, Miff Ferrie, and with the full co-operation of the Cooper family, John Fisher's warm, honest, and insightful writing skillfully brings alive the man behind the comedic mask in this definitive biography of a comedy legend.
In a remote province in Northeastern China, in May 2001, the journalist Pierre Haski and his group are preparing to leave the tiny village they have been visiting. Suddenly a peasant woman approaches and urgently thrusts into their hands a letter, written on the back of a seed packet, and three small brown notebooks filled with characters in a finely drawn pencil. When their precious bundle is translated, they are astonished to find they hold thirteen-year-old Ma Yan's diary and a passionate letter she'd written to her mother, headed, I Want To Study. The Diary of Ma Yan tells the moving tale of a spirited girl who wants to overcome her impoverished life, who prefers to go hungry in order to save money to buy a pen, who feels deeply for her mother, and her young brother. It is a story of indomitable spirit, wonderful humour and thirsty intelligence.
I'ts not easy being a doctor, especially when your wife has run off in search of excitement and you're given the push from your practice for sticking up for your principles. Christopher Devon tries to make a new life and, after a bit of persuasion from his daughter, to meet a new woman, But how to find one? And how to placate a son who thinks you should never have split up in the first place?
Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in Don't Tell, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face. After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world. However, she remains connected to the internet for her graduate thesis on using the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. She has become an online shopkeeper who sells faces and bodies to users interested in building a new avatar on a website called 'Another World'. In her new role, Evie maintains 'surveillance' over her test subjects to ensure they don't become too caught up in the intoxicating virtual realm. Meanwhile, homicide detective John Grace has been investigating a string of suspicious suicides that he believes are connected murders. John's investigation leads him to Evie when one of her online test subjects is found dead of apparent suicide, but Evie believes otherwise. Evie is shocked to find herself drawn to someone for the first time in over three years and she's reluctant to trust John. He's the only one who believes her story about the suspicious death of her test subject, and he soon discovers that many of the apparent suicides in his case had avatars in 'Another World'. As murder victims connected to the website begin to appear more frequently, John asks Evie to be his virtual guide in the investigation.
It is 1899. England is fighting the Boers, Queen Victoria's reign will soon be over and change is in the air. A young girl from Devon, Phoebe Drewitt, escapes her brutal father and a hard life on Dartmoor, her head full of dreams. She is rescued by the reclusive, middle-aged Kendall Bartholomew, but are his motives as innocent as they appear? For Arnold Randolph-Smythe, shopkeeper and upstanding citizen of Barlton in Devon, life is more than satisfactory. His shop is successful and his daughter adores him, though his rich wife does not. Yet appearances can be deceptive. Dulcie, his wife, meets Phoebe and invites her to their home.The arguments, hatreds, and love that follow have profound repercussions for all involved.
This is a remarkably honest and moving account of fathering over the past century, with a particular focus on Richard Madeley's own turbulent family history.Richard Madeley is fascinated by the speed of change in family life and how being a father has changed since the time of his father and grandfather. In "Fathers And Sons", Richard looks back at his own family to illustrate just how far British men's relationships with their sons have moved.Richard's grandfather had a childhood of almost unimaginable betrayal and sadness. His family abandoned him as a child to older relatives and emigrated without telling him. He grew up in a miserable situation and without any positive parenting role models yet managed to marry and have a son of his own. Richard's father was aware of his own father's discomfort and occasional frustration and anger, and grew to understand that this was due to his upbringing. He remembers no affection, or endearments from his dad and was packed off to a desolate boarding school in an echo of his own father's betrayal.In a bucking of the family trend, Richard's mother, a Canadian, introduced more loving and demonstrative relationships which Richard has continued with his own son and step-sons.Both a family story and a wide-ranging look at Britain's evolving social character, "Fathers And Sons" is a uniquely honest and touching exploration of how our families operate.
Andy Kaufman was many things to many people. In fact, he was many people to most folks; his comic personalities including Latka in Taxi, Tony Clifton, Elvis and the milk and cookies man. To Bob Zmuda, who acted as writer, tour manager and fellow mischief maker throughout Kaufman's years of comic mayhem, he was Andy--his bestfriend.With a Zmuda-approved movie Man On The Moon starring Jim Carrey about to chronicle Kaufman's on-the-edge lifestyle, it's clear the comedy world holds this wide-eyed performance artist in high esteem. In these pages Zmuda tells Andy's history with honesty and warmth. Certainly Kaufman was complicated and the text here hides little. Zmuda acknowledges a difficult artist with a voracious appetite for womankind and wrestling(often at the same time). In his chatty, informal style he also explains the get-away-with-it charm and shining talent which drew people towards this ashy but uncontainable figure.This is half triumph/half confession. For the first time Zmuda explains the pranks that Kaufman's reputation was built on--a fake hypnotism act which went too far; a drunk alter ego throwing eggs at Dinah Shore. Like a magician gone to the other side, Zmuda proudly shows how it was done.When non-smoker Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer aged 35 Bob Zmuda created an American version of Comic Relief in his memory. This obvious high regard makes the final chapters about Andy's death hard to deal with. Including diary entries from those last days, Zmuda's honesty is both touching and revealing and could stand alone as a fine study of human friendship. --Helen Lamont
When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, an NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions. Stripped of his private investigator's license, and watched by the police, Parker is working in a Portland bar, holding down a job and staying out of trouble. But in the background, he is working on his most personal case yet, an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Will. It is an investigation that will reveal a life haunted by lies, by his mother's loss and his father's betrayal, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised. And by two figures in the shadows, a man and a woman, with only one purpose: to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence . . .
Three days before Christmas, Alvirah Meehan - the famous lottery winner and amateur detective - and Regan Reilly try to meet the harsh demands and tough deadlines of the kidnappers who have held Reilly's father for a $1,000,000 ransom. To make matters worse, a winter storm is gathering, putting their lives in greater danger. DECK THE HALLS is filled with twists and turns, intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of holiday cheer. In HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING, Sterling receives his summons into heaven a few days before Christmas. In order to be deemed fit to enter heaven this year he is sent back to earth and given an opportunity to prove his worthiness by helping someone else. That someone is seven-year-old Marissa. She has been separated from her father and grandmother who have, following the threats of two mobsters, both been forced into the Witness Protection Program. Filled with suspense and humour, this is a delightful and warm-hearted tale of perseverance, redemption and love. Alvirah Meehan and Regan Reilly join forces once again in THE CHRISTMAS THIEF to solve a Christmas mystery. The time they must track down the beautiful ninety-foot tree that is hijacked on its way to the Rockefeller Centre for the Christmas season.
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer. And a thief. "From the Hardcover edition."
James Patterson delivers his most heart-pounding thriller ever
New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons – the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas – on both sides of the law.
Back off – or die – is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James has formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy.
Danny Callaghan is having a quiet drink in a Dublin pub when two men with guns walk in. They're here to take care of a minor problem - petty criminal Walter Bennett. On impulse, Callaghan intervenes to save Walter's life. Soon, his own survival is in question. With a troubled past and an uncertain future, Danny finds himself drawn into a vicious scheme of revenge. Dark Times in the City depicts an edgy city where affluence and cocaine fuel a ruthless gang culture, and a mans fleeting impulse may cost the lives of those who matter most to him. Kerrigans new novel is his finest yet; gripping from start to finish, powerful, original and impossible to put down.
Mourners: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels)
Nameless had seen enough death in his years; spending his time watching someone drive to several funerals a day, funerals for people he didn't know, was more than he could take. And he had a non-professional problem of his own: his relationship with his wife, Kerry, had hit a wall and nothing he did got him over it and to the other side. There was one possibility, one thing he'd done (or not done), but knowing that didn't seem to help'S Also not helping was the mood in the office. Tamara had something eating at her and Jake'Swell, Jake needed a case so he could stop thinking about what was happening with his son. It was a mournful time for everyone. Then the bits and pieces began to fall into place: The funerals James Troxell was attending were all for women who had died violently. Was he responsible? One woman thought so, thought Troxell had killed her sister, and her insistence was becoming a problem. Too many deaths, too many roads leading nowhere, too many crimes and secrets and fears were coming together as heavy as the fog rolling over the Bay. Too many answers were needed before there'd be sunshine again for anyone and the mourning could stop.
The UK launch of the new bestseller by the Thriller Queen who gets all other crime writers excited
AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH?
Reporter Annika Bengtzon is working on the story of a devastating crime when she hears that a journalist investigating the same incident has been killed. It appears to be a hit-and-run accident.
A SERIES OF MURDERS
Several brutal killings follow – all linked by handwritten letters sent to the victims’ relatives. When Annika unravels a connection with the story she’s writing, she is thrown on to the trail of a deadly psychopath.
THE HUNT IS ON
Caught in a frenzied spiral of secrets and violence, Annika finds herself and her marriage at breaking point. Will her refusal to stop pursuing the truth eventually destroy her?
Author Biography Liza Marklund is an author, publisher, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika Bengtzon instantly became an international hit.
Liza has co-written a crime novel, The Postcard Killers, with James Patterson, which is published later this year. She is currently working on the next instalment in the Annika Bengton series.
Reviews Pick up a Liza Marklund book, read it until dawn, wait until the stores open, buy another one,Dynamic plots with suspense throughout,Twists and turns you never see coming...I am but one of a steadily growing group of loyal fans,Edge-of-your-seat suspense,One of the most popular crime writers of our time,An astonishing talent,Intelligent and gripping,Liza Marklund is in a league of her own
Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he is sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's own mistake. Now Rebus can't determine if he's been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers her investigation of an art dealer's murder is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two - protege and mentor - join forces. Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they imagined - a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and deadly implications about their colleagues.
With hundreds of recipes from leading cooks like Ursula Ferrigno and Lesley Waters, this series brings out the very best in a wide range of cooking styles, with tempting dishes that can easily be made every day of the week. Including the ultimate book for pasta lovers, and the epitome of sweet-toothed tomes, this series has something for everyone. Lesley Waters covers the building blocks in Healthy, giving us a straight-forward book on how to stay feeling good with delicious recipes.