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Krewe of Hunters Series

by Heather Graham

Meet the uncanny Krewe of Hunters!The members of this special unit of the FBI-a group of elite paranormal investigators-visit some of America's great cities to solve unusual cases. They uncover unearthly reasons for these crimes, both past and present-and all-too-human ones....An unseen crime brings them to San Antonio, Texas, where a young woman's murder during the 1800s is paralleled by another woman's present-day disappearance-from the same place.Then, an unholy 1940s Hollywood crime is repeated in the Los Angeles of today. Only the Krewe, with their special abilities, can solve it.Lake Michigan, near Chicago was the site of a ship's disappearance in 1898 with all on board; the recovery of that ship, with its unspoken secrets, brings new death. And a crime of passion in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War seems to have brought an uninvited guest to the house where that crime took place.Join the Krewe as they solve mysterious and unusual cases!The UnseenThe UnholyThe UnspokenThe Uninvited

Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 1

by Heather Graham

The Krewe of Hunters: an unusual FBI unit, solving unusual crimes. See where-and how-this elite group first began. Read the first four Krewe books and see why Publishers Weekly says Heather Graham "stands at the top of the romantic suspense category." PHANTOM EVIL FBI agent Jackson Crow is haunted by the deaths of two teammates. Just like New Orleans police officer Angela Hawkins, Jackson has the gift-or the curse-of paranormal intuition. Both are drawn into an apparently unsolvable case involving the death of a senator's wife. Suicide, murder-or the work of ghosts? HEART OF EVIL A man's corpse is discovered on Donegal Plantation in Louisiana-exactly where patriarch Marshall Donegal had been found dead in the 1860s. Heiress Ashley Donegal turns to the Krewe of Hunters, which includes an old flame of hers, Agent Jake Mallory. Ashley and Jake are determined to get to the root of the evil, and the secrets, that haunt the plantation. SACRED EVIL The body of a promising young starlet has been found between two of Manhattan's oldest graveyards, and the details of the crime scene are no coincidence. Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau: a recreation of Jack the Ripper's gruesome work. Jude calls on Krewe member Whitney Tremont, and what they learn is far more shocking than either could have predicted... THE EVIL INSIDE Long ago, a historic New England house was the witness to madness...and murder. Now, the horrific murders begin again, with a teenage boy the main suspect. Krewe member Jenna Duffy investigates, with the help of attorney Samuel Hall. When there's a crime that can't be explained, when the dead make their presence known, who are you going to call? The Krewe of Hunters!

Krik? Krak!

by Edwidge Danticat

Arriving one year after the Haitian-American's first novel (Breath, Eyes, Memory) alerted critics to her compelling voice, these 10 stories, some of which have appeared in small literary journals, confirm Danticat's reputation as a remarkably gifted writer. Examining the lives of ordinary Haitians, particularly those struggling to survive under the brutal Duvalier regime, Danticat illuminates the distance between people's desires and the stifling reality of their lives. A profound mix of Catholicism and voodoo spirituality informs the tales, bestowing a mythic importance on people described in the opening story, "Children of the Sea," as those "in this world whose names don't matter to anyone but themselves." The ceaseless grip of dictatorship often leads men to emotionally abandon their families, like the husband in "A Wall of Fire Rising," who dreams of escaping in a neighbor's hot-air balloon. The women exhibit more resilience, largely because of their insistence on finding meaning and solidarity through storytelling; but Danticat portrays these bonds with an honesty that shows that sisterhood, too, has its power plays. In the book's final piece, "Epilogue: Women Like Us," she writes: "Are there women who both cook and write? Kitchen poets, they call them. They slip phrases into their stew and wrap meaning around their pork before frying it. They make narrative dumplings and stuff their daughter's mouths so they say nothing more." The stories inform and enrich one another, as the female characters reveal a common ancestry and ties to the fictional Ville Rose. In addition to the power of Danticat's themes, the book is enhanced by an element of suspense (we're never certain, for example, if a rickety boat packed with refugees introduced in the first tale will reach the Florida coast). Spare, elegant and moving, these stories cohere into a superb collection.

Krillville [Beyond Level, Grade 4]

by Pamela Becker Raymond Huber

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Kringle

by Tony Abbott

Unlike the traditional Santa Claus myth, "Kringle" is a coming-of-age story about an orphan who becomes a force for good in a dark and violent time. It is a tale of fantasy, of goblins, elves, and flying reindeer -- and of a boy from the humblest beginnings who fulfills his destiny. Our tale begins in 500 A.D., when goblins kidnapped human children and set them to work in underground mines. Kringle is one such child... until he discovers his mission -- to free children from enslavement. His legend lives on today, as he travels the earth every Christmas Eve to quell the goblins once more.

Kris Longknife: Defender (Kris Longknife Series #11)

by Mike Shepherd

Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass--and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy. But no mission is ever simple when your name is Longknife. And this time the complications range from the military to the personal, as Kris finds herself--reluctantly--having to make some command decisions about her future...

Kris Longknife: Furious (Kris Longknife Series #10)

by Mike Shepherd

Having used unorthodox methods to save a world--and every sentient being on it--Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she's been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast Patrol Squadron 127 enforces immigration control and smuggler interdiction. But Kris is a Longknife, and nothing can stop her from getting back to the center of things--not when all hell is breaking loose. Now she's on the run, hunted by both military and civilian authorities--and since the civilian authorities happen to be her immediate family, Kris soon finds herself homeless, broke, and on trial for her life on an alien world...

Kris Longknife: Resolute (Kris Longknife Series #4)

by Mike Shepherd

Kris Longknife has been given her first independent command in the very remote system of Chance, an assignment that's as much exile as promotion. But Kris isn't on the job long when she captures pirates hiding the location of an uncharted and unpopulated planet of miraculous technology.

Kris Longknife: Training Daze: A Companion Novella to the Kris Longknife Series

by Mike Shepherd

An exciting military Science Fiction novella set between Mike Shepherd's third and fourth Kris Longknife novels. Kris Longknife dodges assassins, gains an unwelcome (though rather handsome) bodyguard, and puts together a training squad to travel from planet to planet, preparing crews for the newest, fastest, and deadliest fighting ship. And, of course, nothing goes as planned!

Kris Longknife: Undaunted (Kris Longknife Series #7)

by Mike Shepherd

Kris Longknife encounters some peaceful aliens who have come to warn humanity of an unidentifiable force that is roaming the galaxy, obliterating everything in its path-a path now leading directly toward the human worlds.

Kris Longknife: Welcome Home / Go Away (Kris Longknife Series)

by Mike Shepherd

An original novella in the "fast-paced, exciting military SF series"* featuring Kris Longknife. Kris Longknife is back home from her galactic adventures, but her entire Fleet of Discovery has been annihilated. Now, humanity finds itself at war with an alien race more monstrous than anyone could have possibly imagined. General Terrance "Trouble" Tordon, Kris's great-grandfather, is given the task of calming the panicked politicians, some of whom blame Kris for the disaster and would like to eliminate the ever bothersome Commander Longknife. But as "Trouble" struggles to defend his Kris, the level of uncertainty among the civilians leads to more panic and a rush to judgment that makes him believe that he's facing a fight he's bound to lose... Includes a preview of the newest Kris Longknife novel, Furious, available November 2012. *SF Site

Krishna and Sudama and Other Stories

by Abrar Nari

For over thousands of years Indian culture has been greatly influenced by the great epics, folklore & real life heroes. Presented in this series are some of the best loved stories drawn from mythology, folklore, history & fantasy.

Krishna & Arjuna and Other Stories

by Vimala Chandrasekharan

For over thousands of years Indian culture has been greatly influenced by the great epics, folklore & real life heroes. Presented in this series are 19 stories drawn from mythology, folklore, history & fantasy.

Krishnaa’s Konfessions

by Smita Jain

Born into a family of career Army officers, Smita Jain is a trained economist and holds a degree in finance. Having had it with investment banking, she decided to start writing, and has since scripted numerous screenplays for television and film. Kkrishnaa's Konfessions is a product of her experiences in the entertainment industry. Smita is also an avid mountaineer and long-distance runner. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.

Krispos Rising

by Harry Turtledove

Videssos was beset by enemies abroad and had fallen into decadence at home. But on his first night in the imperial capital, The Empires health mattered less to Krispos than finding a dry place to sleep. Driven by crushing taxes from the farm where his family had lived -- and died -- Krispos had come to the. city seeking what fortune a good mind and a strong back could earn. He had a single goldpiece to his name -- the gift, years past, of a nomad chieftain to a ragged peasant boy. Now, though the night was raw and the inn was warm, he was loath to spend that coin, for the barbarian had claimed it carried magic. Keep his lucky goldpiece or trade it for a warm, dry bed? Krispos tucked the coin away and stepped back into the wet streets -- all unaware that so simple a choice would lead to a world of peril and possibility. . . From the Paperback edition.

Kristen (Clique Summer Collection #4)

by Lisi Harrison

Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat... With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when Kristen scores a job looking after hang-ten hottie Dune Baxter's eight-year-old sister, Ripple, Westchester suddenly doesn't seem so bad. It looks like Kristin is about to ride the wave of first love. . . .

Kristin Hannah's Coming Home 4-Book Bundle

by Kristin Hannah

"All the world loves Kristin Hannah," raves Newsday about this New York Times bestselling author. And it's no wonder: She consistently writes compelling, beautifully told contemporary novels full of resilient characters and powerful emotion. Now for the first time, four of Hannah's best-loved tales are together in one eBook bundle: ON MYSTIC LAKE "Superb . . . I'll heartily recommend On Mystic Lake to any woman . . . who demands that a story leaves her with a satisfied glow."--The Washington Post Book World Annie Colwater's husband has just confessed that he's in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she's been given a second chance at happiness, she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make. SUMMER ISLAND "Many a daughter will see something of herself in Ruby."--People Years ago, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and her family. Now she is a celebrity talk-show host. Her daughter Ruby is a struggling comedienne. The two haven't spoken in more than a decade. Then a scandal from Nora's past is exposed, and Ruby is offered a fortune to write a tell-all. Reluctantly she returns to the family house on Summer Island, with its frayed memories of joy and heartache. Confronting a mother who has harbored terrible secrets, Ruby finally begins to understand the complex ties that bind--and the healing that comes with forgiveness. DISTANT SHORES "There are real-life lessons here told with truth, humor, and courage. You will love this story."--Adriana Trigiani Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young and weathered the storms as they built a family. From a distance their lives look picture perfect. But after their two girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be. HOME AGAIN "A tender, beautifully told story of emotional growth, forgiveness [and] the possibility of miracles."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Madelaine Hillyard may be a world-famous heart surgeon, but her personal life is less successful. Her teenage daughter, Lina, is fast becoming a stranger--a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis is always ready to lend a helping hand, Angel long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine--and fatherhood--to seek fame and fortune, leaving her devastated. Now he needs help from the very people he betrayed--as a patient in dire need.

Kristin Hannah's Family Matters 4-Book Bundle

by Kristin Hannah

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah "is superb at delving into her main characters' psyches and delineating nuances of feeling" (The Washington Post Book World). The novels in this eBook bundle contain some of her most beloved characters in stories that explore the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home: ANGEL FALLS "An all-night reading affair--you won't be able to put it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you laugh and cry."--New York Post When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Every day he sits at Mikaela's bedside, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers his wife's secret past: a hidden first marriage to movie star Julian True. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear? BETWEEN SISTERS "Enormously entertaining . . . Hannah has a nice ear for dialogue and a knack for getting the reader inside characters' heads."--The Seattle Times Twenty-seven years ago Meghann Dontess was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in much of anything. She is surprised when her sister calls out of the blue to say she is engaged. Meghann knows this is her chance to reconnect with her sister. She offers to plan the ceremony, but Claire knows that pleasing her judgmental sister is almost impossible. Nothing seems to work between them . . . until tragedy strikes. At last, these two sisters with nothing in common will have to become what they never were: a family. THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE "Hannah captures the joy and heartache of family as she draws the reader into the lives of her characters and makes them feel like personal friends."--Booklist Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria's heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her hometown, where life rises and falls like the tides, to manage her family's restaurant. Her fortune changes yet again when she hires Lauren Ribido. Angie sees something special in the troubled seventeen-year-old--and when Lauren's mother abandons her, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. MAGIC HOUR "A wonderful novel--wild, radiant, and vivid."--Luanne Rice From deep within the Olympic National Forest--nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness--a six-year-old girl appears, wild-looking and alone. Child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable isolation. The child can't speak and seems to have never been around people. As Julia seeks to help Alice, she discovers who the child is. The shocking facts about Alice's past test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice--and for herself.

Kristin Lavransdatter, II: The Wife

by Sigrid Undset Tiina Nunnally Sherrill Harbison

In Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-1922), Sigrid Undset interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life--her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith--profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels. " This new translation by Tina Nunnally--the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s--captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition. Undset's ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history and culture. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and continues to be widely read by Norwegians today. In the more than 75 years since it was first published, it has also become a favorite throughout the world. .

Kristin Lavransdatter, III: The Cross

by Sigrid Undset Tiina Nunnally Sherrill Harbison

In Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-1922), Sigrid Undset interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life--her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith--profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels. " This new translation by Tina Nunnally--the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s--captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition. Undset's ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history and culture. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and continues to be widely read by Norwegians today. In the more than 75 years since it was first published, it has also become a favorite throughout the world. .

Kristy and Mr. Mom (Baby-Sitters Club #81)

by Ann M. Martin

When Kristy's stepfather Watson has a heart attack, Kristy's really scared. Fortunately, Watson's going to be fine. But he has some surprising news for Kristy's family: following his doctor's orders, Watson's going to reduce the stress in his life.

Kristy and the Baby Parade (Baby-Sitters Club #45)

by Ann M. Martin

Stoneybrooke is having a baby parade. So, of course, Kristy wants the baby-sitters to build a float. All they need to do is round up the babies they baby-sit, dress them up, and put them on a float. Easy, right? Wrong. The float turns out awful, the outfits are horrible, and the babies won't cooperate!

Kristy and the Cat Burglar (Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #36)

by Ann M. Martin

It's the biggest crime in Stoneybrook history -- one of the town's mansions is missing! Kristy and Co. are hot on the trail of the Cat Burglar, who left his sign at the scene of the crime.

Kristy and the Copycat (Baby-Sitters Club #74)

by Ann M. Martin

Kristy loves coaching the Krushers. But she misses playing softball herself. So she tries out for the SMS team and makes it! Karen is so proud of her stepsister Kristy. In fact, lately she's been copying everything Kristy does, to be just like her.

Kristy and the Haunted Mansion (Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #9)

by Ann M. Martin

Kristy and her softball team are forced to stay overnight in a creepy mansion after their car breaks down during a thunderstorm.

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