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Something is rotten in Denmark, Tennessee, and it is not just the polluted Copenhagen River. Hamilton Prince's father has been murdered, according to a hidden video message. Horatio Wilkes, Hamilton's best friend, is visiting the Prince mansion when the video turns up. The guys need to find the killer before he strikes again. But it won't be easy. Suspects are plentiful. Olivia Mendelssohn may be hot (and Hamilton's ex-girlfriend), but she's also an environmentalist determined to clean up the river that the Prince paper plant has been polluting for decades. Trudy, Hamilton's mom, has recently married her husband's brother, Claude, and signed over half of the plant and its profits to him. Not to mention Ford N. Branff, media mogul and Trudy's college flame, who wants to buy the plant for himself. The question is motive, and Horatio Wilkes is just the kind of guy who can find things like that out. Doesn't matter that he's only a junior in high school. A smart, hip, and funny twist on the tale of Hamlet,where one-liners crackle and mystery abounds. Think you already know the story? Think again.
Set against the backdrop of a child murder in 1930s-era Chicago, three teenagers lives are about to change dramatically. From different sides of the tracks, Zane and Fred forge a bond through their shared love of cartooning. But Fred quickly realizes that Zane has a dark undercurrent, especially when he violates Maizy, the sturdy but naive working class neighborhood girl whose lack of self-esteem and lifelong love for Zane overwhelm her judgment. Meanwhile, Zane's father harbors a shocking secret that only Maizy and Fred discover, and the events that follow lead all three teens to make difficult, life-changing decisions. Told with compassion and honesty from each teen's perspective, SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED ON KENMORE unflinchingly examines love and loss, friendship and sexuality, all significant factors on the path to becoming an adult.
Curiosity killed the proverbial cat...but in the case of the landlady's feline, it led to cold-blooded murder.
There is a reason Avi's books are wildly popular with teens, middle schoolers and the adults lucky enough to discover him. Like his other stories, Something upstairs moves fast, paints a vivid picture of the America of the past, and asks complex moral questions of its characters and readers. A new city. A new house. Unopened boxes piled high. And Kenny Huldorf, just arrived in Providence, Rhode Island, senses that there is something upstairs. From the moment that something rises from the dark stain on the floor of a small attic room, Kenny is caught up in a truly timeless adventure that merges the present day with a long-forgotten tragedy of 1800. Is it a ghost that's haunting him? Or is Kenny haunting it? And what about the mysterious Pardon Willinghast, the one person who seems to understand what's happening? Is he there to help Kenny, or to entrap him in a time and place where Kenny does not belong? In this intense and gripping tale, history haunts more than one teenager: it is seen to haunt us all. AVI is the author of nineteen books for young people: mysteries, comedies, fantasies, and historical novels. He won a Christopher Award for Encounter at Easton, and the O'Dell Award for The Fighting Ground. In 1987, Avi moved from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, the city whose history he presents so vividly in Something Upstairs.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" may be everybody's favorite play, but someone on Broward Rock has spotted its murderous potential. When the corpses on stage in the local amateur production become real ones, bookshop owner Annie Laurance must move fast to save her fiance, Max, from a murder charge. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
The Scottish Highland Festival in Tennessee is set to begin, but Duncan MacRae, the games' founder, has just been murdered. The police arrest Duncan's son, but is he really the killer? Horatio Wilkes has doubts and is soon navigating the sinister world of Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
The Heat is On For sassy food writer Angelina Amalfi, life's a banquet--until the man who's been contributing unusual recipes for her column is found dead. Suddenly Angie's being stalked by a killer. Not one to simper in fear, instead she simmers over the delectable homicide cop assigned to the case. Then two more deaths follow, and Angie is on the run. Ever resourceful, Angie cooks up a scheme to catch the murderer. The stakes are high, for she's up against deadly arms smugglers and lethal food fanatics. Although it's acase that looks too hot to handle, if anyone can keep her cool, Angie can.
The master of hard-boiled detective fiction is back -- and better than ever -- with Something's Down There, a blade-sharp thriller set among the islands of the Caribbean. To the casual observer, Mako Hooker looks like any other grizzled fishing-boat captain trawling the Bermuda Triangle. He's content with his nets in the water and a beer in the cooler, but he's hardly your typical fisherman. Hooker is in fact a retired government operative taking a much-needed respite from his highly secret, highly lethal career in the States. But when local fishermen begin to fall prey to a mysterious sea creature the islanders dub "the eater," he discovers the truth in that old saw about the spy game: You're not retired from the Company until you're dead. Is the monster a prehistoric beast rising from the depths? Or mines from a sunken WWII destroyer, only now shaken loose by the U. S. Navy's depth charges? Or the work of someone with an agenda even more deeply undercover than Hooker's?Hooker quietly begins to investigate with the help of his unwitting fishing partner, Billy Bright; a local movie heiress, the seductive Judy Durant; and Hooker's old nemesis, Chana Sterling. The Company sent her as backup, but Hooker doesn't trust power-hungry government agents too far -- especially Chana, who once put a bullet in him for no good reason. As more boats are mauled and the islanders begin to panic, the action heats up and the players multiply: a Hollywood film company arrives on the scene, eager to turn live footage of "the eater" into box-office payoff, and the heavyweight film executive in charge looks suspiciously like Tony Pallatzo, a Brooklyn mobster from Hooker's violent past. As he moves steadily closer to the truth, Hooker realizes that someone (or something) is plotting to stop him, and only his rusty instincts will save him this time. A riveting story of criminal intrigue, greed, romance, and the mysteries of the deep, Something's Down There showcases Mickey Spillane at his best.
"Putney's reputation as one of the finest writers of Regency romance is well deserved. She never shies away from different plots or atypical characters and writes wildly exciting adventure romances. She's done it all again in the marvelous, emotional and thrilling fifth book in the Lost Lords series. " --"RT Book Reviews "on "Sometimes a Rogue "Top Pick"Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney's fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure. " - "Booklist," STARRED review for "Sometimes a Rogue"Sometimes. . . Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life. . . A Rogue. . . Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn. "You can't go wrong with a Putney romance " -Sabrina JeffriesPraise For Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords Series"Romance at its best " -Julia Quinn "Exquisitely and sensitively written. " -"Library Journal," starred review"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed. " -"RT Book Reviews" (4 1/2 Stars, Top Pic
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.
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