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this is the sequel to resemary's baby and finds her waking from a coma as the last of her tormentors dies. But, what about her son?
A new addition to the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone. . . including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
When she was nine-years-old, Freda walked into an underground restaurant and straight into a terrifying ordeal & for thirty-six hours she was at the mercy of a deranged gunman. While her parents waited outside, Freda allied herself with the one person who could possibly save her & the gunman. Ten years later, a newspaper reporter is seeking the truth about Freda. He knows about the writing on the napkins. What really happened down there? This young-adult novel hooks readers from its first riveting page and keeps them guessing up to the shocking finish.
Eighty centuries before our time, in the frozen, snowbound interior of a place that will someday be called Alaska, a beautiful young woman called K'os, of the Cousin River Village, is brutally attacked and ravaged by men from the Near River Village. With ruthless passion she vows vengeance on those who have wronged her. The next day, in the same place, K'os finds an abandoned baby-a child with a club foot who's been left to die. She adopts the babe as her own and names him Chakliux. Twenty years later, K'os has grown cold and cunning, obsessed with the desire for revenge and eager to create conflict. Chakliux, respected as his tribe's treasured storyteller, is sent back to the village of his birth, where he has been chosen to wed the shaman's daughter in order to bring peace to the Cousin and Near River People. But before he can win the people's trust, a double murder jeopardizes his mission and forces him to travel to distant lands.
LITTLE GIRL...FOUND.Three years ago, detective John Blake solved a mystery that changed his life forever - and left a woman he loved dead. Now Blake is back, to investigate the apparent suicide of Dorothy Louise Burke, a beautiful college student with a double life. The secrets Blake uncovers could blow the lid off New York City's sex trade...if they don't kill him first.Richard Aleas' first novel, LITTLE GIRL LOST, was among the most celebrated crime novels of the year, receiving nominations for both the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Shamus Award. But nothing in John Blake's first case could prepare you for the shocking conclusion of his second...
A serial killer stalks the streets of Spokane, acting out a misogynist script from the dark heart of this culture. Across town, a writer named Derrick has spent his life tracking the reasons--political, psychological, spiritual--for the sadism of modern civilization. And through the grim nights, Nika, a trafficked woman, tries to survive the grinding violence of prostitution. Their lives, and the forces propelling them, are about to collide Derrick's current project is a book called Possession, which asks the ontological question of who is responsible for the culture of domination that's destroying the earth. Who actually benefits from a dead planet, the endgame that's fast approaching? What if the answer is something way bigger than humans? Meanwhile, with motivations opposite to Derrick's, the serial killer is asking much the same question of the women he kidnaps as his final act of possession--and Nika is next. Derrick's metaphysical explorations suddenly take on more urgency as visions both terrifying and sacred begin to intrude, and past and future collapse without warning. All Derrick knows is Nika's name and her impending death. The only person who believes him is his partner Allison, a woman with both strengths and scars, whose past has led her to a commitment to justice no matter what the cost. As the visions intensify and the killer draws nearer, Derrick and Allison are compelled to act, making themselves the next targets. Derrick must learn to negotiate a world of spirits and demons, living and dead, before it's too late. And what hangs in the balance is not just their lives, but also the fate of life on earth. With Songs of the Dead, Derrick Jensen has written more than a thriller. This is a story lush with rage and tenderness on its way to being a weapon.
For how thy memory has lingered on- In spite of cruelest winter's drear and howl- By inner mirror seen; I've dwelled upon, I must confess, my treachery most foul. Did Shakespeare pen a series of passionate sonnets, unknown to modern scholarship, ardently praising a mysterious dark-haired beauty? This tantalizing question is raised in a letter to literature professor Rose Asher. But the letter's author, Rose's star pupil, is not telling. A troubled, enigmatic young man, he plunged to his death in fron...
Sonny is only one of the spies at the Bradshaw house in Mozier, Alabama. But as a child he saw a tray full of dinner come flying across the front hall at his father. His mother's aim was dead on. And Daddy's departure promptly followed. Loretta, Sonny's older sister, spies by eavesdropping. As she tells him, "How else am I going to survive in a family tight-lipped as tombs?" But the kids' spying only scratches the surface of what's really going on in this 1950s family in the deep South. While Deaton, the youngest, worries about pirates and vampires, and Uncle Marty, family protector, serves up scripture with every bite at the Circle of Life donut shop, somebody is watching. Somebody unsuspected by Sonny. But at thirteen he knows something's fishy, and he intends to find out what. That's why one Friday after Uncle Marty pays him for dishwashing at the Circle of Life, he sneaks out of town, first by bike and then by bus. Selma, his mama; Mamby; Nissa; Uncle Sink; Aunt Roo; his sister and brother -- nobody from that all-too-serious but often hilarious crew has a clue where he's gone. And even Sonny can't say exactly what he's after, until those tight-lipped tombs start talking, and life in the house on Rhubarb changes for good.
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional, and otherworldly, life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now take a closer look at Sookie and her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of course-the lovers who set her world on fire. . . Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, with a detailed map created by Charlaine herself, and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two- natured, and fae. Examine all the branches of Sookie's family tree. And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill. Also, enjoy the compelling, never-before-published novella "Small- Town Wedding," in which Sookie accompanies her shape-shifting boss, Sam, to his brother's wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away. . . . Exclusive interviews with True Bloodcreator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris-complied from fan questions-will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefluer's famous chocolate cake!), and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Book 1. In a post-World War III setting. To those aboveground, it marked the beginning of what would become known as the Christian Guerilla War. To those underground, this was clearly the beginning of the end, the mark of what--and who--would be coming. Soon.
She saw him in the shadows. She felt him watching her. She knew he was going to get her. . . The killer always left a signature on his victims. . . an X carved in their flesh. But he'd spent the last twenty years in a mental hospital. Long enough for the world to forget him. But not long enough for him to forget the rich old woman who had him committed--or her pretty granddaughter. Now he's been set free. Ellie Duveen was busy running her own restaurant and tenderly watching over her fragile grandmother. Then she met former cop Dan Cassidy, the owner of a local vineyard, and Ellie's hectic life slowed just enough to let her fall in love. So Ellie didn't notice when police found a dead body marked with a grisly X. She only felt someone watching her. Following her. And as a terrifying secret came back from the past to haunt her, Ellie needed an ex-cop's instincts and more. She needed her own unshakable courage to outsmart a killer's deadly, twisted plan.
This must-have book for every fan of HBO's hit show "The Sopranos" packs five scripts from the best episodes, handpicked by series creator David Chase. Completed scripts are included for the episodes: Pilot, College, The Happy Wanderer, The Knight in White Satin Armor, and Pine Barrens. 8-page photo insert.
High on a hillside overlooking Salem University, hidden in shadows and shrouded in silence, sits Nightingale Hall. Nightmare Hall, the students call it. Because that's where the terror began. When Maxie McKeon pledges Omega Phi Delta, she figures she's got it made. She loves her new sisters. And everyone knows Omegas throw the best parties and go out with the cutest guys. But someone on campus isn't crazy about the sorority. That person is just, well, crazy. And he - or she - is determined to destroy the house, and everyone in it. Joining Omega won't change Maxie's life. It will just shorten it.
In this seventh novel in the Lois Meade series, Lois and her husband, Derek, have had a stroke of good fortune--but they're not going to let it change their lives. Lois is still running New Brooms as well as acting as eyes and ears for Chief Inspector Cowgill, but a rash of strange occurrences in and around Long Farnden has left her unsettled. Someone's been stealing valuable tack from the equestrian set, and then a local ne'er-do-well is killed when a horse bolts in front of his van. With a new employee on her hands, who may or may not be trustworthy, Lois hardly knows what to make of the disturbances, but it soon becomes clear that she'd better figure it out posthaste, or she herself may take a nasty tumble. The first six books in this English Cozy mystery series with a bite featuring the prickly, efficient and always curious cleaning lady, Lois Meade, are available from Bookshare. Look for: Murder on Monday, Terror on Tuesday, Weeping on Wednesday, Theft on Thursday, Fear on Friday, and Secrets on Saturday.
As the autumn storms of 1271 ravage the East Anglian coast, Crowner Ralf finds the corpse of a brutally murdered soldier in the woods near Tyndal Priory. The dagger in the man's chest is engraved with a strange, cursive design, and the body is wrapped in a crusader's cloak. Was this the act of a member of the Assassin sect or was the weapon meant to mislead him in finding the killer? Ralf's decision to take the corpse to the priory for advice may be reasonable, but he is soon caught up in a maelstrom of conflict, both personal and political. The priory is deeply divided over whether to purchase a relic, a decision that endangers both Prioress Eleanor's leadership and the future of the hospital. Brother Thomas becomes a suspect in the murder itself, and Ralf must choose between the demands of his brother, the sheriff, and loyalty to a friend. Meanwhile, the murderer watches and waits.
A Washington, D.C., crime overlord is fighting for his life in court. Two younger dealers are fighting for his territory, prestige, and millions of dollars in future profits. It takes only one slip-a kid going out of control with a rented pistol-to push friction closer to wholesale slaughter. In the midst of this extraordinary tension, private investigator Derek Strange has found a woman whose testimony could mean death or freedom for the crime lord. He wants her to talk-but first he'll have to find a way to keep her alive. Step by step, Strange and his partner are drawn into the darkness, confronting gunrunners, drug dealers, and ordinary people caught up in the ruthless violence of the business. SOUL CIRCUS is a heart-stopping thriller that could only have been written by George Pelecanos, the writer who "has gone from cult favorite to acknowledged master"
After surviving an attack by a serial killer, true-crime writer Matt Wells has rebuilt his life--even though his tormentor is still on the loose. After mystery writers start dying and his best friend is found murdered, Matt must use all his resources to stop a psychopath. Original.
If you can't stand the heat. . . Get the hell out of New Orleans! Liquor has become one of the hottest restaurants in town, thanks in part to chefs Rickey and G-man's wildly creative, booze-laced food. At the tail end of a busy Mardi Gras, Milford Goodman walks into their kitchen--he's spent the last ten years in Angola Prison for murdering his boss, a wealthy New Orleans restaurateur, but has recently been exonerated on new evidence and released. Rickey remembers him as an ingenious chef and hires him on the spot. When a pill-pushing doctor and a Carnival scion talk Rickey into consulting at the restaurant they're opening in one of the city's "floating casinos," Rickey recommends Milford for the head chef position and stays on to supervise. But soon Rickey finds himself medicating a kitchen injury with the doctor's wares, and G-man grows tired of holding down the fort at Liquor alone. As the new restaurant moves toward its opening, Rickey learns that Milford's past is inextricably linked with one of the project's backers, a man whose intentions begin to seem more and more sinister. Full of the flavor of one of America's greatest cities,Soul Kitchenis a sharp commentary on race relations in pre-Katrina New Orleans and a fast ride through the dark side of haute cuisine. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Previously published in the print anthology The Mysterious Mr. Quin. On his annual trip to Monte Carlo, Mr. Satterthwaite finds himself in the company of Mr. Quin, who is caught up in a mysterious love triangle.
Reporter Michael Kessler wasn't interested in a story about Soviet disinformation or moles that had lain dormant for twenty years - until the ex-CIA agent was brutally murdered right before he told Kessler the punch line: there was - or there wasn't - a Soviet mole still operating very high up in the agency. The key to the truth lay with 1960's KGB defector Viktor Tronko. But Kessler's questions wouldn't get answers. They'd have him running for his life through a shadow world of spies, where lies were nearly as deadly as... murder
Pip and her twin brother, Tim, join forces again with Sebastian, the alchemist's son they awakened from a centuries-long slumber, to fight against an evil magician who learns people's deepest secrets in order to control their souls.
[From the back cover:] "There's nothing magical about murder. . . . "Santeria markings. Hindu magick. Druidic runes. Japanese mysticism. The latest series of murders in Somerset has everyone confused, including the local police and the Medical Examiner's office. They seem to be the work of one killer, but each murder has a completely different, ritualized, M. O. Working alongside her boss, Dr. Slikowski, Jenna Blake is back on the research trail, trying to discover the identity of the killer. Unfortunately, Jenna is still grieving over the murder of her friend Melody, and is becoming distracted by her growing feelings for Somerset detective Danny Mariano. Jenna needs to do some serious soul-searching. Her mind isn't on the job. But if she doesn't start paying attention on and find the connection between these ritual murders, Jenna may not survive her first semester."
Chet and Bernie head to Louisiana in the next installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring "a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre" (Stephen King) and his human private investigator companion. Out for a drive, Chet and Bernie run into a prison work crew featuring an old criminal friend they helped send to prison, Frenchie Boutette. From an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, Frenchie needs Bernie and Chet's help in locating his brother, Ralph, who has disappeared with his houseboat. But before they can head off to the bayou, Bernie is attacked by a member of a strange gang called the Queiros. And though he's tempted to take another job (with a big payday) in Alaska, Bernie and Chet set course for Louisiana. A reclusive inventor, Ralph is the sole law-abiding member of his family. Full of black sheep, the Boutette family has a long running feud with the no-good Robideaus and at first it seems as if Ralph's disappearance is connected to a dispute over a load of heisted shrimp. But when Chet uncovers a buried clue, the investigation heads in a new and dangerous direction and what was a simple disappearance gets complicated as a conspiracy involving the oil business is uncovered. The more Chet and Bernie discover about Ralph, the more dangerous the job becomes and soon they're fighting not only Big Oil, but also shadowy black ops figures, the Quieros, and Iko--a gator with an insatiable appetite. "Humorous and suspenseful" (Publishers Weekly), Spencer Quinn's mysteries have delighted readers everywhere. Top-notch suspense, humor, and insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave--all set against a rollicking new Louisiana backdrop--make this the most entertaining book in the series yet.
In the past... A blisteringly hot August in Crystal Palace, the highest point in South London, once home of the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition...a thirteen-year-old boy becomes friends with his next door neighbor, a young teacher who is recently widowed. The boy, only child of an alcoholic mother, has had little encouragement and few friends. The teacher has begun to rebuild her life after the shockingly early death of her husband. She has a new job at a posh school, a home, and a hope of making a new start in the tight-knit community. The woman and the boy form an odd, but deep, connection. In the present... A cold January in London, two months after the events of No Mark Upon Her. Detective Inspector Gemma James has been assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team based in Lambeth, South London. Assisting her is newly promoted Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, who has requested the assignment. They are called to a crime scene, a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace. The victim, a well-respected barrister, is found dead in his room, naked, trussed, and apparently strangled. Auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong, or murder? In either case, he was not alone, and Gemma's team must find his companion. Meanwhile, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid has taken leave from Scotland Yard to care for the couple's three-year-old foster daughter, Charlotte, who was orphaned by the murders of her parents. In the past... In Crystal Palace...as the magical, burnished summer draws to a close, the boy receives a precious gift from his friend--and then inadvertently betrays her in a way that causes her to lose everything she has worked so hard to regain... It is a shattering of trust and innocence that will change both their lives forever. In the present... Gemma and Melody discover that on the night of his murder, the barrister had visited his local pub in Crystal Palace. Interviewing the staff, they learn the barrister had an altercation with the guitarist from the band that played that night. When Melody interviews the guitarist, Andy Monahan, she is instantly, and recklessly, smitten, much to Detective Sergeant Doug Cullen's dismay. Then, when a second victim, a junior barrister, is found murdered in the same way as the judge, Gemma and Melody fear they have a serial killer at work. While they try to find some connection between the two men, a third victim is discovered. Duncan, his own career up in the air, tethered to the house and children, has been following the investigation with increasing concern and with Doug Cullen's help. Duncan realizes he has a personal connection with guitarist Andy Monahan and his manager. When he confronts Andy, Andy denies any knowledge of the first victim, but finally admits recognizing the second victim, a childhood friend. Duncan and Gemma are now certain the killings are not random, that Andy may be the link between the victims, and that he is not telling the whole truth. Could he be the killer--or is he the next victim? And has Melody jeopardized her life as well as her career by her relationship with Andy? As an ice storm traps detectives and suspects in the steep streets of Crystal Palace, another life is at risk. Only the revelation of the past can stop the killer, and only Andy holds the key. Will he face the truth in time?
They came to the toy shop in the tiny New England village in a steady stream - children somehow older than their years, money clutched in their little hands, buying a bizarre and unsettling selection of games, then vanishing to play with them in a world that no adult could enter. Still, there seemed nothing to worry about. After all, children would be children. Then the townspeople began to discover what else children could be - as the grown-ups themselves became the children's playthings...
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