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The Fault Line

by Gregory Conti Paolo Rumiz

An award-winning writer travels the eastern front of Europe, where the push/pull between old empires and new possibilities has never been more evident. Paolo Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two--first by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU--moving through vibrant cities and abandoned villages, some places still gloomy under the ghost of these imposing borders, some that have sought to erase all memory of it and jump with both feet into the West (if only the West would have them). In The Fault Line, he is a sublime and lively guide through these unfamiliar landscapes, piecing together an atlas that has been erased by modern states, delighting in the discovery of communities that were once engulfed by geopolitics then all but forgotten, until now.The farther south he goes, the more he feels he is traveling not along some abandoned Eastern frontier, but right in the middle of things: Mitteleuropa wasn't to be found in Viennese cafés but much farther east, beyond even Budapest and Warsaw. As in Ukraine, these remain places in flux, where the political and cultural values of the East and West have stared each other down for centuries. Rumiz gives a human face not just to what the Cold War left behind but to the ancient ties of empire and ethnicity that are still at the root of modern politics in flash-point areas such as this.

Love and Other Ways of Dying

by Michael Paterniti

In this moving, lyrical, and ultimately uplifting collection of essays, Michael Paterniti turns a keen eye on the full range of human experience, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of everyday people. Michael Paterniti is one of the most original and empathic storytellers working today. His writing has been described as "humane, devastating, and beautiful" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "spellbinding" by Anthony Doerr, and "expansive and joyful" by George Saunders. In the seventeen wide-ranging essays collected for the first time in Love and Other Ways of Dying, he brings his full literary powers to bear, pondering happiness and grief, memory and the redemptive power of human connection. In the remote Ukranian countryside, Paterniti picks apples (and faces mortality) with a real-life giant; in Nanjing, China, he confronts a distraught jumper on a suicide bridge; in Dodge City, Kansas, he takes up residence at a roadside hotel and sees, firsthand, the ways in which the racial divide turns neighbor against neighbor. In each instance, Paterniti illuminates the full spectrum of human experience, introducing us to unforgettable everyday people and bygone legends, exploring the big ideas and emotions that move us. Paterniti reenacts François Mitterrand's last meal in a rustic dining room in France and drives across America with Albert Einstein's brain in the trunk of his rental car, floating in a Tupperware container. He delves with heartbreaking detail into the aftermath of a plane crash off the coast of Nova Scotia, an earthquake in Haiti, and a tsunami in Japan--and, in searing swirls of language, unearths the complicated, hidden truths these moments of extremity teach us about our ability to endure, and to love. Michael Paterniti has spent the past two decades grappling with some of our most powerful subjects and incomprehensible events, taking an unflinching point of view that seeks to edify as it resists easy answers. At every turn, his work attempts to make sense of both love and loss, and leaves us with a profound sense of what it means to be human. As he writes in the Introduction to this book, "The more we examine the grooves and scars of this life, the more free and complete we become." Praise for Michael Paterniti "A fearless, spellbinding collection of inquiries by a brilliant, globally minded essayist whose writing is magic and whose worldview brims with compassion . . . Genius chefs, an eight-and-a-half-foot-tall giant, an earthquake, a jet crash, and a president who eats songbirds--the size of Michael Paterniti's curiosity is matched only by the size of his heart."--Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See "Michael Paterniti is a genius."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things "Michael Paterniti is one of the best living practitioners of the art of literary journalism, able to fully elucidate and humanize the everyday and the epic. In his hands, every subject, every moment of personal or global upheaval, is treated with the same curiosity, respect, empathy, and clear-eyed wisdom."--Dave Eggers, author of The Circle "I have been waiting years for this collection. In each of these essays, Michael Paterniti unveils life for us, the beauty and heartbreak of it, as we would never see it ourselves but now can never forget it. Paterniti is brilliant--a rare master--and one of my favorite authors on earth."--Lily King, author of EuphoriaFrom the Hardcover edition.

Less Medicine, More Health

by H. Gilbert Welch

The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated--and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is worried about too much medical care. It's not to deny that some people get too little medical care, rather that the conventional concern about "too little" needs to be balanced with a concern about "too much": too many people being made to worry about diseases they don't have--and are at only average risk to get; too many people being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process; too many people being subjected to treatments they don't need--or can't benefit from. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. Surprisingly, medical care is not, in fact, well correlated with good health. So more medicine does not equal more health; in reality the opposite may be true. The general public harbors assumptions about medical care that encourage overuse, assumptions like it's always better to fix the problem, sooner (or newer) is always better, or it never hurts to get more information. Less Medicine, More Health pushes against established wisdom and suggests that medical care can be too aggressive. Drawing on his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. Welch notes that while economics and lawyers contribute to the excesses of American medicine, the problem is essentially created when the general public clings to these powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments--a number of which are just plain wrong. By telling fascinating (and occasionally amusing) stories backed by reliable data, Dr. Welch challenges patients and the health-care establishment to rethink some very fundamental practices. His provocative prescriptions hold the potential to save money and, more important, improve health outcomes for us all.From the Hardcover edition.

The Covenant Kitchen

by Jeff Morgan

The ultimate kosher cookbook for food lovers, with more than one hundred mouthwatering recipes complete with suggested wine pairings, from the veteran cookbook authors and owners of the acclaimed Covenant Winery in California. Filled with the flavors of Italy, Provence, North Africa, Asia, California, and Israel, these original, easy-to-prepare recipes take kosher dining to a new, contemporary level of sophistication. With more than two decades of professional food-writing and wine-making experience, Jeff and Jodie Morgan share their favorite recipes and--in a first for a kosher cookbook--detailed suggested wine pairings, to give us a cookbook that respects Jewish customs, gives traditional food creative culinary makeovers, and introduces flavorful new dishes that will quickly become family favorites. The Covenant Kitchen includes informative sidebars on how to select the right wine for any occasion, on the requirements for kosher food preparation, and on how to prepare the basics. With sample menus for Jewish holidays and the fascinating story of wine in ancient Israel and throughout Jewish history, The Covenant Kitchen puts a fresh spin on one of the world's oldest culinary traditions. With beautiful full-color illustrations throughout.Published by Schocken Books and OU PressFrom the Hardcover edition.ion.

Punch Bowls and Pitcher Drinks

by Clarkson Potter

Stir up delicious fit-for-a-crowd cocktails.Find inspiration in fresh fruit, smoky spices, and potent spirits, and mix a bowl or pitcher of punch for any occasion or season. Whether it's a drink served in champagne flutes at a holiday party or in Mason jars and paper cups in the backyard, you'll take cocktail hour to a whole new level with every one of these drinks:* CLASSIC COCKTAILS, such as Pimm's Punch* SANGRIAS AND CHAMPAGNE-BASED PUNCHES, such as Meyer Lemon Drop Champagne Punch* TROPICAL DRINKS, such as Kumquat-Tangerine Smash* HEIGHT OF SUMMER, such as Watermelon-Tequila Punch* FIRESIDE COCKTAILS, such as Aztec Chocolate Punch* NONALCOHOLIC PUNCHES, such as Mixed Berry LemonadeFrom the Hardcover edition.unch, Tropicolada Punch, Kumquat-Tangerine Smash* LAZY SUNDAYS: Rose Geranium Punch, Strawberry-Meyer Lemon Sparkler with Lavender, Pink Grapefruit-Pomegranate Punch* HEIGHT OF SUMMER: Watermelon-Tequila Punch, Spiked Pineapple Agua Fresca with Sage and Serrano, Spiked Spa Water* FIRESIDE COCKTAILS: Boozy Eggnog, Cranberry-Ginger Punch, Aztec Chocolate Punch* NON-ALCOHOLIC PUNCHES: Mixed Berry Lemonade, Sparkling Peach Blossom Punch, Peppermint Stick Ice Cream PunchFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Catholic Advantage

by Bill Donohue

The controversial president of The Catholic League shows how the Church may be the best guide for achieving long-term health and happiness.Religious Americans are by far the healthiest and happiest of any segment of the population--this is true across religions according to recent Gallup polls. Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, goes a step further to show that Catholicism will not only make you healthy and happy, but it will ultimately lead you to heaven too. In his latest book, The Catholic Advantage, Donohue turns his attention to the ways Catholicism is experienced by believers. He explores a simplified and practical way of looking at the faith, demonstrating how Catholic living enhances our well-being. With exciting new research and time-honored wisdom, Donohue shows how the application of beliefs, bonds and boundaries lead to a bountiful life, while the atheism, narcissism, and hedonism of secular intellectuals and celebrity culture paves the path to misery. Donohue writes, "Catholics who have faithfully followed the precepts of their religion, and have lived a life of good health and happiness, are nicely positioned to experience even greater happiness in heaven. Anyone who bats three for three, especially given these stakes, must be doing something right."From the Hardcover edition.

The Power of Imagination

by Neville

An anthology of the greatest writings of modern mystic, Neville Goddard, who has enthralled a new generation of readers with his simple but radical principle that your imagination is God. This broad-ranging anthology assembles the greatest works of Neville Goddard, who, writing under the sole name Neville, became one of the most quietly seismic spiritual philosophers of the modern age.From the late 1930s until his death in 1972, Neville promulgated one basic, extraordinary idea, which he restated with freshness and verve in more than ten books and hundreds of lectures: The human imagination is the Jesus Christ of Scripture, and the world around you is the out-picturing of your emotionalized thoughts.Here is an unparalleled journey into the ideas and methods of a profoundly practical spiritual thinker whose vision of life can challenge your concept of what it means to be human.This volume features a rare personal portrait of Neville by journalist and philosopher Israel Regardie.Includes these classic works:Introduction: Neville: A Portrait by Israel Regardie (1947)Your Faith Is Your Fortune (1941)Freedom for All: A Practical Application of the Bible (1942)Feeling is the Secret (1944)Prayer: The Art of Believing (1945)The Search (1946)Out of this World: Thinking Fourth-Dimensionally (1949)The Power of Awareness (1952)Awakened Imagination (1954)Seedtime and Harvest: A Mystical View of the Scriptures (1956)The Law and the Promise (1961)

Horse of a Different Killer

by Laura Morrigan

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde's psychic ability gives her insight into the minds of all kinds of creatures. If only humans were as easy to read...Dead men may tell no tales, but they can screw up your life with a few phone calls. Grace's abusive ex-brother-in-law, Anthony Ortega, needs her help--at least that's what he said on the messages he left before his sudden death. Grace is inclined to let the matter rest in peace, but when her sister is named a suspect, Grace decides to get to the bottom of the cryptic calls.Her only lead is Ortega's fiancée, who believes that he had arranged to surprise her with the purchase of a Frisian gelding named Heart. The horse was being stabled at the R-n-R Ranch--but was taken in the middle of the night. Now, with her sister in trouble and a missing horse on her hands, Grace hopes the information harnessed from her psychic skills will be enough to rein in the killer...

Where All Light Tends to Go

by David Joy

"Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place."--Daniel Woodrell In the country-noir tradition of Winter's Bone meets 'Breaking Bad,' a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption. The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town. Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he's ever known.From the Hardcover edition.

The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair Barry Sears Alicia Mischa Renfroe

"Practically alone among the American writers of his generation," wrote Edmund Wilson, "[Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them." When it was first published in 1906, The Jungle exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago's stockyards and the laborer's struggle against industry and "wage slavery." It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers' rights and the meatpacking industry. A direct descendant of Dickens's Hard Times, it remains the most influential workingman's novel in American literature.

Dark Debt

by Chloe Neill

"[A] WONDERFULLY COMPELLING RELUCTANT VAMPIRE HEROINE."-- USA Today Bestselling Author Julie KennerBetween standing Sentinel of Cadogan house and making society appearances with House Master Ethan Sullivan, a new member of the American Association of Vampires, Merit has her hands full. The last thing she needs is trouble, especially of the deadly kind.But when an old friend shows up in need, Merit can't refuse. Morgan Greer, Master of House Navarre, has gotten himself into serious debt with a dangerous Chicago crime syndicate known as the Triad. And they're willing to exact more than a pound of flesh for payback--unless Merit can find a way to stop them.Only the Triad's connections go deeper than Merit knows, and even one wrong move could be her last...

In Wilderness

by Diane Thomas

For readers of Amanda Coplin and Chris Bohjalian, In Wilderness is a suspenseful and literary love story--a daring and original novel about our fierce need for companionship and our enduring will to survive. In the winter of 1966, Katherine Reid moves to an isolated cabin deep in Georgia's Appalachian Mountains. There, with little more than a sleeping bag, a tin plate, and a loaded gun, she plans to spend her time in peaceful solitude. But one day, Katherine realizes the woods are not empty, and she is not alone. Someone else is near, observing her every move. Twenty-year-old Vietnam veteran Danny lives not far from Katherine's cabin, in a once-grand mansion he has dubbed "Gatsby's house." Haunted by war and enclosed by walls of moldering books, he becomes fixated on Katherine. What starts as cautious observation grows to obsession. When these two souls collide, the passion that ignites between them is all-consuming--and increasingly dangerous. Suffused with a stunning sense of character and atmosphere, Diane Thomas's intimate voice creates an unforgettable depiction of the transformative power of love, how we grieve and hope, and the perilous ways in which we heed and test our hearts.Advance praise for In Wilderness "A harrowing exploration of desire and obsession, In Wilderness sends two people into a physical and psychological wilderness that becomes stranger and more terrifying the deeper they go."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train "Not my usual thing, which makes me say it all the louder: I love, love, love this book--the fearless and unflinching story of two extraordinary, vivid people alone in a vast pristine wilderness, told with genuine suspense and a wonderfully empowering ending. In Wilderness is altogether spectacular."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Personal "Unforgettable: a mad, haunting, dreamlike story of love, obsession, and wildness . . . Diane Thomas mixes elegant prose with raw emotion."--William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob "In Wilderness is an often harrowing story of a love affair between two damaged people, but it is also a paean to the healing powers of nature. Diane Thomas has written an extraordinary novel filled with both darkness and light."--Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena and The Cove "Diane Thomas writes like a woman in a fever dream, clashing two wasted, achingly lonely souls together to create sparks that become an all-consuming wildfire. The desolate inner landscapes of Danny and Katherine stand in stark opposition to the beauty of the natural world Thomas so expertly evokes, and I found myself riveted as they stumbled in their broken way toward connection and their own humanity. Heartbreaking, bold, relentless, and intensely erotic, In Wilderness is the work of a true original."--Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story "The story--the writing--stands out as some of the most original and dynamic work I've ever read. In Wilderness is an intensely powerful cat-and-mouse love story as gorgeous and brutal as its Appalachian mountain setting. I devoured every word."--Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest SecretFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cracking the SAT World History Subject Test

by Princeton Review

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT World History Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide--including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough reviews of key topics, and targeted strategies for acing the exam.This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.We don't have to tell you how tough SAT World History can be to master--after all, there's so much of it!--or how helpful a stellar exam score can be for your chances of getting into your top-choice college. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the SAT World History Subject Test arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest score.Techniques That Actually Work.* Tried-and-true tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the test* Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically* Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know for a High Score.* Expert subject reviews for every test topic* Up-to-date information on the SAT World History Subject Test* Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessmentPractice Your Way to Perfection.* 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations* Practice drills at the end of each content chapter* Quick-review lists of important people, places, events, and concepts

Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2015 Edition

by Princeton Review

EVERYTHING YOU NEED for the NEW 2015 EXAM!Equip yourself to ace the new AP U.S. History Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide--including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. The AP U.S. History course and exam have changed! Created to align with the new exam content and written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest possible score.Techniques That Actually Work.* Tried-and-true strategies to help avoid traps and beat the test* Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically* Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.* Detailed coverage of the new short-answer question type* Comprehensive guidance on the document-based and long essay questions* Up-to-date information on the 2015 examPractice Your Way to Perfection.* 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations* Pacing drills to help you maximize your points* End-of-chapter drills for targeted reviewThis eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.

Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf

by R. A. Salvatore

Bloody war rages across the Forgotten Realms world in the third book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore's New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden.In the evolving world of the Forgotten Realms setting, the Sundering has given way to months of cloud-cloaked darkness, and war rages under that oppressive sky. The orcs have broken a hard-fought treaty that's held, however tentatively, for a hundred years, and the time to settle old scores has devolved into an all-out brawl for control of the ancient realms of the North.

12 Rose Street

by Gail Bowen

The indomitable Joanne Kilbourn is back! From beloved author Gail Bowen comes the 15th installment in the nationally bestselling series. For readers of Louise Penny, Ruth Rendell, and Peter Robinson. Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre -- a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes clear that someone will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo. The Shreve campaign perseveres, but when Zack's opponents share some shocking information about the past, the revelation sends Joanne reeling. As tensions around the election build, Joanne tries to hold herself together, keep her family intact, and get to the bottom of why a series of violent incidents, seemingly related to the mayoral race, all lead back to a mysterious property in North Central, 12 Rose Street. A gripping novel about family and friendship, competition and betrayal, 12 Rose Street confirms why Gail Bowen is indeed the "queen of Canadian crime fiction" (Winnipeg Free Press).

Big Bill

by H. A. Branham

The first major authorized biography of NASCAR founder, Bill France Sr.Big Bill is the consummate "insider" book on the life and legend of NASCAR founder Bill France and tells the tale of a classic American success story. France Sr. brought his family to Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1934, put down roots and immersed himself in the business of racing, both as a driver and an owner. Nicknamed "Big Bill" because of his 6-foot-5 stature, he made significant contributions to the racing world - he founded NASCAR in December 1947, built Daytona International Speedway in 1959 and built Talladega Superspeedway in 1969, and landed the landmark R.J. Reynolds/Winston sponsorship deal in 1971 that not only transformed NASCAR but also transformed corporate sponsorship of sports in America. The France family has spent the last 30 years gathering a vast collection of files and material about their family patriarch and has turned over countless interviews -- both written and taped -- as well as NASCAR documents, memorabilia, memos, letters and various other materials to the author for this definitive biography. Big Bill offers NASCAR fans a rich, entertaining, emotional, and detailed story about America's most recognized and admired racing family.

Stealing Rose

by Monica Murphy

Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase--the second novel in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy's sizzling series about three powerhouse sisters and the men who would have their hearts. People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I'm never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I've been pushed too far one too many times, and I'm finally brave enough to do something about it. Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy--that totally gorgeous guy--locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty. For once it's my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all--straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there's something else I can't quite place--something dangerous. Maybe our "chance" meeting wasn't so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there's no going back now. And maybe I don't want to.Advance praise for Stealing Rose "Prepare to have your heart stolen! Rose and Caden's story crackles and sizzles right to the swoony end."--New York Times bestselling author Katy EvansFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Girl in the Dark

by Anna Lyndsey

A gorgeous memoir of an unthinkable life: a young woman writes of the sensitivity to light that has forced her to live in darkness, and of the love that has saved her. "Something is afoot within me that I do not understand, the breaking of a contract that I thought could not be broken, a slow perverting of my substance." Anna was living a normal life. She was ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. But then she started to develop worrying symptoms: her face felt like it was burning whenever she was in front of the computer. Soon this progressed to an intolerance of fluorescent light, then of sunlight itself. The reaction soon spread to her entire body. Now, when her symptoms are at their worst, she must spend months on end in a blacked-out room, losing herself in audio books and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission she can venture cautiously out at dawn and dusk, into a world that, from the perspective of her normally cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And throughout there is her relationship with Pete. In many ways he is Anna's savior, offering her shelter from the light in his home. But she cannot enjoy a normal life with him, cannot go out in the day, and even making love is uniquely awkward. Anna asks herself "By continuing to occupy this lovely man while giving him neither children nor a public companion nor a welcoming home--do I do wrong?" With gorgeous, lyrical prose, Anna brings us into the dark with her, a place from which we emerge to see love, and the world, anew.From the Hardcover edition.

The Devil's Detective

by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Debut novelist Simon Kurt Unsworth sends the detective novel to Hell. In The Devil's Detective, a sea change is coming to Hell . . . and a man named Thomas Fool is caught in the middle. Thomas Fool is an Information Man, an investigator tasked with cataloging and filing reports on the endless stream of violence and brutality that flows through Hell. His job holds no reward or satisfaction, because Hell has rules but no justice. Each new crime is stamped "Do Not Investigate" and dutifully filed away in the depths of the Bureaucracy. But when an important political delegation arrives and a human is found murdered in a horrific manner--extravagant even by Hell's standards--everything changes. The murders escalate, and their severity points to the kind of killer not seen for many generations. Something is challenging the rules and order of Hell, so the Bureaucracy sends Fool to identify and track down the killer. . . . But how do you investigate murder in a place where death is common currency? Or when your main suspect pool is a legion of demons? With no memory of his past and only an irresistible need for justice, Fool will piece together clues and follow a trail that leads directly into the heart of a dark and chaotic conspiracy. A revolution is brewing in Hell . . . and nothing is what it seems. The Devil's Detective is an audacious, highly suspenseful thriller set against a nightmarish and wildly vivid world. Simon Kurt Unsworth has created a phantasmagoric thrill ride filled with stunning set pieces and characters that spring from our deepest nightmares. It will have readers of both thrillers and horror hanging on by their fingernails until the final word. In Hell, hope is your worst enemy.From the Hardcover edition.

Room Beneath the Stairs

by Jennifer Wilde

On an island haunted by the ghost of a murdered girl, a young wife must unravel an eerie mystery to save her marriage in New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Wilde's spine-tingling novel of romantic suspense With its crashing waves, secret coves, and rumors of being haunted, Greycliff Island is a thrilling and magical place to lonely eleven-year-old Carolyn Dawson. It is here that she meets Grey Brandon, whose family owns the island's cannery and who becomes her only friend. Thirteen years pass before he walks into her London bookshop. After a whirlwind courtship, Carolyn returns to her beloved island off the Cornish coast--as Grey's bride. Not everyone likes the new mistress of Greycliff manor--not hostile, intimidating Burke, the servant who practically raised Grey; not Grey's aunt; and not her insolent son, Evan, who think Carolyn is a fortune hunter. One day, in the gardens beyond the estate, Carolyn finds a tiny gravestone. That night, she's awakened by a child's screams. Years ago, a girl was murdered in one of the island's caves. Is her ghost haunting Greycliff manor? When the household is rocked by murder, Carolyn must confront a flesh-and-blood killer--and a long-buried secret someone will kill to keep.

Wherever Lynn Goes

by Jennifer Wilde

In Jennifer Wilde's chilling tale of romantic suspense, a woman plunges into mortal danger when she investigates a brutal murder--and uncovers the truth about her own mysterious past Life is looking up for newspaper editor Lynn Morgan. She just got her first book contract and is seeing a terrific guy, attorney Lloyd Raymond. But her peace of mind is disrupted when she starts receiving prank phone calls from someone claiming to be her father, who has been dead for close to twenty years. Then a phone call from her aunt precedes a ghastly murder, and Lynn is drawn to the crime scene, in the village where she grew up. At her aunt's Devon estate, Lynn meets handsome, rakish Bartholomew Cooper. Why is the son of the town's most prominent nobleman living in her aunt's carriage house? The police insist they have identified the murderer and see no connection between the crime and Lynn's disturbing phone calls. But Lynn senses that the killer is still out there . . . someone whose deadly connection to her past could obliterate her future.

Jamintha

by Jennifer Wilde

A woman travels to a remote island on the edge of the moors to unravel the truth about a past she can't remember in master of suspense Jennifer Wilde's spellbinding Gothic romance Jane Danver has no memory of her first seven years at her family's ancestral estate on the isolated island of Danmoor. Now eighteen, she has been summoned home by her guardian to the place that still lives in her nightmares and fills her with terror. Tyrannical Charles Danver instills fear in the local villagers. His ne'er-do-well son, Brence, both frightens and attracts Jane, and the mysterious French housekeeper spies on her. Jane has only one ally: mysterious Jamintha, who believes that something is dangerously amiss at the mansion. As Jane's memory starts to return--with the help of handsome, dedicated Dr. Gavin Clark--she journeys back to a time and place that have left their mark on her forever. But deadly peril waits within the ruins of the house's west wing--an evil that could keep Jane from ever leaving Danver Hall again.

Stranger by the Lake

by Jennifer Wilde

A writer travels to a fabled estate and uncovers a mystery both sensational and deadly in master storyteller Jennifer Wilde's novel of unparalleled romantic suspense Mystery novelist Susan Marlow visited Gordonwood only once, as an impressionable twelve-year-old girl, but she never forgot the stately Victorian mansion. When her aunt Agatha invites her for a second visit, she meets Craig Stanton, a devilishly attractive scholar who is writing a history book about Sir Robert Gordon, the legendary Victorian-era explorer. Lady Agatha has given Stanton exclusive access to her family's papers. But some of those priceless documents are missing. A series of break-ins convince Susan--and the local police--that someone is desperate to get their hands on the Gordon manuscripts. The disappearance of a local girl, a suspicious death, and a body that washes up along the Thames make Susan realize that she might be the final obstacle in a killer's cunningly orchestrated endgame.

Betrayal at Blackcrest

by Jennifer Wilde

A young woman disappears and her cousin seeks answers from the enigmatic owner of a grand English estate in New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Wilde's page-turning novel of romantic suspense Actress Deborah Lane has come to Blackcrest manor to find out why her cousin and only living relative has inexplicably broken off all communication. But no one at the legendary two-hundred-year-old mansion has heard of Delia Lane, including Derek Hawke, the man Delia claimed she was to marry. The brooding master of Blackcrest, Hawke lives with his elderly aunt, her menagerie of cats, and her rebellious teenage ward. Certain that Hawke is lying, and determined to find out what happened to her cousin, Deborah accepts his aunt's offer of employment to transcribe her memoirs. As Deborah follows a twisting trail of clues, she struggles to resist falling under Hawke's seductive spell--as her cousin did before her--and veers into the trap of a deranged killer who is preparing her to play a final part.

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