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Galwyn, the son of a bankrupted and dishonored aristocrat, has always had an ear for languages. So when Lord Artos--later known as King Arthur--needs an interpreter to help him buy large horses to breed a troop strong enough to carry armed warriors against the Saxon invaders, Galwyn gets a chance to redeem his fathers honor and make a name for himself. The wonderful horse lore, the great and charismatic figure of Arthur, and the sympathetic hero all come together to make an engrossing and realistic Arthurian novel.--The Horn Book
They said she came in with the ice...Lenore Featherjohn found the girl, frozen against a snow bank behind Lenore's bed-and-breakfast. Some said she was a ghost, others said an angel. Lenore knows better. Fearing that the police might look to her sons as murderers, she hires Jake Rikker and his crusty business partner, May, to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding her undesirable discovery. Their search leads them not to the strange girl-or to Earth's final days, as many in the town suspect-but to Amy McLaren, the wife of a local minister. As Jake and May get closer to the truth, the tension between Lenore and Amy rises, forcing each woman to face the secrets they've hidden far too long.Return to Fog Point in Black Ice, a gripping novel that asks, is any faith strong enough to survive the coldest seasons of life?From the Trade Paperback edition.
The "New York Times" bestselling author's second novel featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is reissued for the first time in a decade. Harry investigates the case of a missing narcotics officer rumored to have been peddling a new drug called Black Ice. Martin's.
The forms and effects of cyber-terrorism.
PARKER'S ON THE MOVE! Parker lives high, but not when he's working. Parker likes women, but not when he's working. Parker might take a drink and smoke things over with a friend, but not when he's working. When he's working he's cool as a computer and all business--and Parker's business is stealing. Just pray you don't have anything Parker wants.
[Back Cover] Various singers and musicians are gathered for a folk music course that will occupy a weekend in the fantastic country mansion called Follymead. Most come only to sing or to listen, but one or two have non musical scores to settle. When brilliantly talented Liri Palmer sings: 'Black, black, black is the colour of my true-love's heart! His tongue is like a poisoned dart, The coldest eyes and the lewdest hands...' she clearly has a message for one of the audience. Passions run high; there is murder brewing at Follymead. Among the music students are Tossa Barber and her boyfriend Dominic Felse. When disaster strikes, Dominic can privately enlist the aid of his father, Detective Inspector George Felse, to unravel the tangle Of events.
Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and persistence, he climbed the ranks, taking a swing and a jab and eventually busting the color barrier. As the first black man to win the Heavyweight Championship, there was more than a title on the line. Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this history-making bout (July 4, 1910). This is an extraordinary marriage of poetry, fabulous collage artwork, and a splendid achievement in its own right.
Black Jack, a member of the Elite Ops, is faced with a difficult mission where the villain just might be a delicate, beautiful young woman who makes him want to keep her forever ... no matter what side she's fighting on.
The missing friends of Texas judge Whit Mosley are found at Black Jack Point--dead and buried along with bones and relics. When Whit opens an inquest into the murders, he's plunged into a shadowy world of ruthless treasure hunters, double-crossing tycoons, and money-hungry sharks all chasing a long-lost fortune in emeralds and gold.
There's a new kid in town-a tough boy from New York City who wears a black leather jacket and cowboy boots. Trixie doesn't trust him for a second. Since he arrived, strange things have happened. Honey's fancy watch disapoears and is pawned at a local store. Then someone steals money from the clubhouse. Trixie is sure of one thing, Dan Mangan is trouble!
The Black Joke is a rousing sea story in the tradition of the great classic pirate tales. The time is the 1930s. The loot is bootleg liquor, not pirate gold. And the ship is the "Black Joke," the speediest, nimblest craft on the Newfoundland coast - Jonathon Spence, owner and master. An unwelcome passenger enmeshes the boat and her crew (young Peter and Kye) in danger and near destruction...until the fiercely independent people of the island of Miquelon are caught up in the fate of the "Black Joke" and the cargo aboard her.
The last thing Lacy Green needs is trouble-and handsome Mayor Drake Randolph has "danger" written all over him . . . especially when "His Fineness" accidentally runs her off the road. Despite Drake's sensuous charm, irresistible magnetism, and unwavering determination to make amends, she's thinking it might be smart to play it safe and keep her distance . . . if only his lips weren't so inviting. But trouble comes from a different source when Lacy, as the head of Detroit's Environmental Protection Department, launches an investigation into the activities of a ruthless developer. Suddenly, Lacy becomes a target, dragged down into a swamp of greed, corruption . . . and murder. Now Drake Randolph might be the only one in Motown who can keep Lacy alive . . .
BLACK Lace What is the most common female sexual fantasy': Why are men in uniform so appealing? What is the sexiest thing a man can do for a woman? Why are forbidden themes such a turn-on? Over two million copies of Black Lace books have been sold worldwide. Now, this leading brand of women's erotic publishing brings you the definitive Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies. This special collection has taken over one and a half years of in-depth research to put together, and has been compiled through correspondence with women from all over the English-speaking world. The result is an astounding anthology of detailed sexual fantasies, including shocking and at times bizarre revelations, such as the bank clerk who thinks she's a vampire, and the nanny with a passion for Darth Vader. Each chapter deals with a different sexual theme, and introductory sections explore those themes and explain the influences that determine our most private thoughts. This is a fascinating insight into the diversity of the current female sexual imagination. Kerri Sharp has been editor of the Black Lace series since 1993 and has unique access to the readers' opinions. She is one of the UK's leading experts on erotic writing and female sexuality.
This reprint from 1941 is an in-depth exploration of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia, by novelist and writer Rebecca West (1892-1983). The lengthy volume began as a travel book but turned into a detailed study that includes history and cultural commentary about relationships among ethnic groups and about everyday life. It is organized by different regions, including Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
If you have a supernatural problem that won't go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort.Buck's got a way with spirits that no one else can match. He was normal, once. Until Something Horrible killed his parents and left him for dead.Buck has spent years using his gift to trace his family. It's his only hope of finding out what happened to them-and what made him the way he is. Now the voices say that something big is coming. Buck already knows what it is-a super high-tech bullet train running express across a stretch of unforgiving desert known for the most deadly paranormal events in history. A place where Buck almost died a few years ago, and where he swore he would never return.But as the train prepares to rumble down the tracks, Buck knows it can only be the inevitable hand of fate pulling him back to the most harrowing unfinished case of his career at four hundred miles per hour.
Charlotte or "Lit" is a teenager growing up amongst a bohemian community in New York, a small town with strange traditions and secrets. Then Lit's mysterious godfather comes back to town...
Only one thing stands between a son and his father's killer: forty years of lies. . On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode. For Bob Lee Swagger, the world changed on that hot day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, when two local boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a state trooper, was investigating the brutal murder of a young woman that day. By midnight Earl Swagger lay dead in a deserted cornfield. Now Bob Lee wants answers. He wants to know the truth behind the shoot -out that took his father's life, a mystery buried in forty years of lies. Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't end that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had just begun. . . Weaving together characters from his national bestsellers "Point of Impact and "Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping thriller builds to an exhilarating climax--and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations.
John Saul knows how to make the blood run cold and the heart race wild with fear. Now the author of the New York Times bestsellers Creature and The Homing delivers his most chilling novel yet, a gripping story of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death--and hell-bent on revenge. For five years Seattle has been seized in the terrifying grip of a monster as black as evil itself: a sadistic serial killer who methodically lures his victims to grisly deaths in order to satisfy a twisted passion.For five years journalist Anne Jeffers has pursued this horrifying story like a woman obsessed--following the killer's capture, trial and appeal--crusading to keep the wheels of justice churning toward the electric chair, never believing the prisoner's steadfast denials of guilt. Now the day of execution has come. A convicted killer will meet his end. Anne believes her five-year nightmare is over. Until, within days, a similar murder stuns the city, forcing Anne to face some disturbing questions: Was the wrong man put to death? And is she to blame? Or did he have an accomplice who longs to continue a bloody legacy? Is a copycat killer at work? But how could any imitator so uncannily re-create all the gruesome hallmarks of a murderer's modus operandi, details kept completely secret from all but the police? As the murderer stalks his next victims, creeping ever closer to her, Anne cannot help but feel an icy unease, a haunting sense of connection to these unspeakable crimes. And, relentlessly, she hears the eerie echo of the dead man's last words to her: "Today won't end it. How will you feel, Anne? When I'm dead, and it all starts again, how will you feel?" In Black Lightning, John Saul strikes with a novel as electrifying as a jagged bolt from a pitch-dark sky, proving once again his inimitable genius for suspense.From the Hardcover edition.
The first death was ruled an accident. But when a second accountant from A. D. E. --a popular relief organization that resettles East African refugees--turns up dead, FBI Special Agent and forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick is called in to lend her expertise in an increasingly troubling case. Not only is the charity backed by a powerful U. S. senator, but the investigation reveals that its funds have been siphoned off to bankroll terrorist cells in black list countries, and Sydney fears the consequences. And it may already be too late. Death has crossed the border from Mexico and is now heading toward Washington, D. C. Time is rapidly running out--and unless Sydney and her partner, Zachary Griffin, can get to the root of a monstrous conspiracy, untold thousands will die in a nuclear nightmare and a nation will be reduced to chaos.
An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared. It was the slum in which such American literary titans like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their start, and it was the home of stories with titles like "Murder Is Bad Luck," "Ten Carets of Lead," and "Drop Dead Twice." Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of America's finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of America's underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this. Featuring * Deadly Diamonds * Dancing Rats * A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life * A Parrot that Wouldn't Talk Including * Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published * Lester Dent's Luck in print for the first timeFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of pulp writing ever assembled. Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train--a bullet couldn't pass through it. Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder. This is crime fiction at its gritty best. Including: * Three stories by Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett. * Complete novels from Carroll John Daly, the man who invented the hard-boiled detective, and Fredrick Nebel, one of the masters of the form. * A never before published Dashiell Hammett story. * Every other major pulp writer of the time, including Paul Cain, Steve Fisher, James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, and many many more of whom you've probably never heard. * Three deadly sections--The Crimefighters, The Villains, and Dames--with three unstoppable introductions by Harlan Coben, Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman Featuring: * Plenty of reasons for murder, all of them good. * A kid so smart-he'll die of it. * A soft-hearted loan shark's legman learning-the hard way-never to buy a strange blonde a hamburger. * The uncanny "Moon Man" and his mad-money victims.
A Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lord and the Woman Who Tamed Him Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called "the Black Lyon" for his lionlike ferocity. He had no match among enemies, or women . . . until he met Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit equaled his own. Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side, until vicious lies and jealousy drove her into danger. Now only the fierce Black Lyon can save her-for he alone has the courage to destroy the ruthless plot threatening to shatter the bond of love the Lyon and his lady vowed would never be broken . . .
Following the internationally acclaimed Gold of Kings, Storm Syrrell returns in the compelling story of The Black Madonna.Antiques expert Storm Syrrell heads to Europe to investigate the clandestine trade in religious artifacts. She dismisses superstitious tales of miraculous healings and divine omens. Yet when an obsessive Russian oligarch calls--just as her friend Harry Bennett vanishes--all assumptions must be cast aside. Storm seeks answers in a medieval monastery. There, the scarred visage of an icon provokes ever more startling questions. Is she prepared to confront both earthly and spiritual powers? Storm remains haunted by lessons in love and betrayal that lie just outside her grasp. But hesitation now holds mortal consequences.
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