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House of Thieves

by Charles Belfoure

From the nationally bestselling author of The Paris Architect "The world of old New York comes alive in this beguiling tale of mystery and intrigue. . . Charles Belfoure definitely has the touch. " --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat and The Lincoln MythThe Debt Must Be Repaid -- or ElseIn 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gent's, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too -- the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over. With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down -- and for his family to go down too.

The House of Thirty Cats

by Mary Calhoun

Sarah Rutledge finds herself in the middle of a big problem affecting the whole town--and makes a lot of new friends--when she decides to get a cat from Miss Tabitha Henshaw.

The House of Thunder

by Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a chilling novel of a traumatized woman and the terrifying place she?ll never escape. Susan Thorton awakens in a hospital, after a near-fatal car crash, to see four men lurking outside her door--men who exactly resemble those who killed her boyfriend years before. Can these be the same men? As she tries to uncover the identities of those stalking her, Susan enters a terrifying nightmare--one from which she may never escape. Previously published by Pocket under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols (1982). (Occult)

House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival

by Deborah Ball

Versace. The very name conjures up images of outrageous glamour and bold sexuality, opulence and daring. All of course true, but only half the story. Versace is also the legacy of a great creative genius from a poor, backward part of southern Italy who transformed the fashion world through his intuitive understanding of both women and how a changing culture influenced the way they wanted to dress. The first book in English about the legendary designer, House of Versaceshows how Gianni Versace, with his flamboyant sister Donatella at his side, combined his virtuosic talent and extraordinary ambition to almost single-handedly create the celebrity culture we take for granted today. Gianni Versace was at the height of his creative powers when he was murdered in Miami Beach. The story was front page news around the world and the manhunt for his killer a media obsession. His beloved sister Donatella demanded no less than a funeral befitting an assassinated head-of-state to be held in Milan's magnificent cathedral. In what was the ultimate fashion show, the world's rich and beautiful - Princess Dianna, Elton John, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Anna Wintour and others - gathered to mourn a man already considered one of fashion's great pioneers. Deborah Ball, a long-time Milan correspondent forThe Wall Street Journal, conducted hundreds of interviews with Versace family members, Gianni Versace's lovers and business rivals, models such as Naomi Campbell whom he helped shoot to international stardom and fashion industry icons, including Anna Wintour, the legendary editor ofVogue. Ball vividly recounts the behind-the scenes struggles - both creative and business - of Donatella as she stepped out of her brother's long shadow and took control of the House of Versace. The book offers the first inside look at the enormous challenges Donatella faced in living up to Gianni's genius, her struggle with a drug habit, her battles with her brother Santo and the mystery of why Gianni left control of his house to Donatella's young daughter, Allegra. House of Versaceis a compelling, highly readable tale of rise from obscurity, a painful fall and ultimate redemption as the Versace empire returned to health - for now. Bringing together fashion, celebrity, business drama, jet-set lifestyles, and a notorious crime,House of Versaceis an old-fashioned page-turner about a subject of enduring fascination.

House of War

by James Carroll

In House of War, the best-selling author James Carroll has created a history of the Pentagon that is both epic and personal. Through Carroll we see how the Pentagon, since its founding, has operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, undermining the very national security it is sworn to protect.From its "birth" on September 11, 1941, through the nuclear buildup of the Cold War and the eventual "shock and awe" of Iraq, Carroll recounts how "the Building" and its officials have achieved what President Eisenhower called "a disastrous rise of misplaced power."This is not faded history. House of War offers a compelling account of the virtues and follies that led America to permanently, and tragically, define itself around war. Carroll shows how the consequences of the American response to September 11, 2001 -- including two wars and an ignited Middle East -- form one end of an arc that stretches from Donald Rumsfeld back to James Forrestal, the first man to occupy the office of secretary of defense in the Pentagon. House of War confronts this dark past so we may understand the current war and forestall the next.

House of Whispers

by R. L. Stine

Amy Pierce knows nothing of the terrifying Fear history when she arrives for a visit with Simon and Angelica Fear. Their New Orleans mansion is beautiful--but Amy senses something evil there. Something that watches her. Waits for her. Will Amy be strong enough to escape the powers controlled by the Fear family?

House of Whispers

by R. L. Stine

Amy Pierce knows nothing of the terrifying Fear history when she arrives for a visit with Simon and Angelica Fear. Their New Orleans mansion is beautiful--but Amy senses something evil there. Something that watches her. Waits for her. Will Amy be strong enough to escape the powers controlled by the Fear family?

The House of Winter, (Circle of Three Book 11)

by Isobel Bird

Winter's cold and winter's darkness, wraps us in these frozen hours. as the ceaseless wheel turns we call the sun to warm us with its power. Cooper, Annie, and Kate celebrate the winter solstice in true Wiccan spirit. The threesome joins practitioners of the Craft in a remote, haunted house in the wintry mountains. An unexpected blizzard strikes, and the girls cannot resist the lure of the dark house's shrouded mystery.

House of Wonder

by Sarah Healy

When we were little and I needed Warren, I would rub my earlobe. And perhaps it was the alchemy of childhood, a magic that happened because I believed it could, but I swear it worked. He always came. Theirs wasn't always the misfit family in the neighborhood. Jenna Parsons's childhood was one of block parties and barbecues, where her mother, a former beauty queen, continued her reign and her twin brother, Warren, was viewed as just another oddball kid. But as her mother's shopaholic habits intensified, and her brother's behavior became viewed as more strange than quirky, Jenna sought to distance herself from them. She is devoted to her career and her four-year-old daughter, Rose. But now, in his peculiar way, Warren summons her back to 62 Royal Court. What she finds there--a house in disrepair, a neighborhood on tenterhooks over a rash of petty thefts, and evidence of past traumas her mother has kept hidden--will challenge Jenna as never before. But as she stands by her family, she also begins to find beauty in unexpected places, strength in unlikely people, and a future she couldn't have imagined.

The House on Bostwick Square

by Velda Johnston

It was in the 1880s that Laura Harmon, adopted daughter of a Brooklyn evangelist, eloped with a young Englishman, Richard Parrington. Richard was handsome, high-spirited, and charming. He was a "remittance man," paid a monthly sum by his rich London parents to stay out of England. He told Laura his family had lost all patience with him because of his periodic gambling-a weakness that, he felt sure, he could conquer for her sake. As much as she loved him, Laura gradually sensed that some unnamed evil-something far worse than a compulsion to gamble-hovered over him and their otherwise happy marriage. And when Richard died in a mysterious plunge from the tracks of an elevated Manhattan railway, she felt that the shadowy evil finally had claimed him. Alone in the world and unable to find a safe place to leave her six-year-old daughter Lily, while she worked at whatever low-paying jobs were open to her, Laura turned to her little daughter's rich grandparents for at least temporary refuge, even though they had never acknowledged Laura's existence. From her meager funds she booked third- class passage for herself and Lily, and sent a telegram to Sir Joseph Parrington announcing their arrival. She was unwanted and unwelcome, but she was determined to survive in spite of her enemies. Here in London she could search for the reason that lay behind her husband's exile and suicide -the secret that had marked her for murder.

The House on Hackman's Hill

by Joan Lowery Nixon

A $10,000 reward for a missing mummy lures cousins Jeff and Debbie into an old mansion. But a raging snow storm forces them to spend the night -- and an evil ancient spirit might not let them see the dawn.

The House on Hope Street

by Danielle Steel

Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In 18 years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.How can she go on without her husband, her partner, her best friend? How can she grieve when she must console five devastated children, including one with special needs of his own? Powered by her children's love, Liz finds the strength to return to work, to become both mother and 'daddy', coaching her youngest son for the Special Olympics. And one by one the holidays come and go before her eyes: Valentine's Day without flowers and without Jack...Easter...July 4th...Then, just weeks before Labor Day, a devastating accident sends her oldest son to the hospital-and brings a doctor named Bill Webster into her life. Bill becomes a friend to Liz as he slowly heals her shattered son.And as long as the days of summer blend into fall, a new relationship offers new hope, and Liz reflects on what she has, on what she's lost, on the little blessings that give strength when nothing else is left. Then, with the first anniversary of her husband's death approaching, and with it another Christmas in the house on Hope Street, Liz will face one more crisis before she can look back at a year of mourning and change-and ahead to the beginning of a new life.THE HOUSE ON HOPE STREET is about learning to live again after you think life is over, about gettting up when you have been knocked down, again and again. It is about cherishing small miracles, and believing in big ones. It is above all about hope.From the Hardcover edition.

The House on Olive Street

by Robyn Carr

Elly, Sable, Barbara Ann and Beth. They have been drawn together by the sudden death of their friend Gabby-and the favor she has asked of them. For these four women, whose own lives have become unhappy works of fiction, a summer sorting through Gabby's personal papers offers the perfect challenge-and the perfect escape. ELLY-the intellectual spinster who's hidden herself within the Walls of academia, afraid to admit that she's tired of being alone SABLE-her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything in fact has nothing except a past she's desperate to hide BARBARA ANN-the talent behind twenty-six romance novels, who wakes up one day to find she's lost control of her career, her sanity and her family BETH-her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight back against the secret tyranny of her abusive husband In the house on Olive Street, away from their menagerie of troubles, these women will discover something marvelous: themselves, each other and pieces of a dream that only they can make happen. For in telling the hidden story of a remarkable woman, their own lives are about to change....

The House On Orchid Street

by T. M. Wright

A country charmer," the ad called it. "Secluded but accessible." But this white bungalow is no ordinary house. It may look perfectly nice, with its picket fence and quaint path, but within it lurks a horror few could imagine. Behind its neatly painted white walls, the house conceals secrets far better left unrevealed.

The House on Parchment Street

by Patricia A. Mckillip

While staying with her cousin in England, a young girl helps him find a way of helping the troubled ghosts inhabiting the cellar of the house.

The House on Teacher's Lane

by Rachel Simon

The bestselling author of Riding the Bus with My Sister shares an illuminating and beautifully woven memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can repair a heart When Rachel Simon and her architect husband begin to renovate their house on Teacher's Lane, she braces herself for the ups and downs that often accompany such projects. But to her surprise, as the old walls fall and new paint appears, she is propelled into a transformative journey as she confronts forgotten memories and repairs fractured bonds with those closest to her. This compassionate and humorous book shimmers with insights into the healing power of forgiveness, the struggle to find meaning and purpose, the compatibility of imperfection and happiness, and the ways that lost relationships-with friends, parents, siblings, spouse, and even self-can be rekindled. Fans of Riding the Bus with My Sister and new readers alike will be drawn to Simon's masterful storytelling and profoundly life- affirming tale. Her story will resonate with anyone who's ever experienced the most universal human emotion-love, in its many forms- and wrestled with its hardest questions. Read Rachel Simon's posts on the Penguin Blog. .

The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys #2)

by Franklin W. Dixon

Another thrilling adventure of America's favorite boy detectives, Joe and Frank Hardy.

The House on the Cliff (The Hardy Boys #2)

by Franklin W. Dixon

Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are frightened off by a scream. The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on. When their father goes missing, they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers.

The House on the Lagoon

by Rosario Ferré

Finalist for the National Book Award: A breathtaking saga from Puerto Rico's greatest literary voiceThis riveting, multigenerational epic tells the story of two families and the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of Isabel Monfort and her husband, Quintín Mendizabal. Isabel attempts to immortalize their now-united families--and, by extension, their homeland--in a book. The tale that unfolds in her writing has layers upon layers, exploring the nature of love, marriage, family, and Puerto Rico itself.Weaving the intimate with the expansive on a teeming stage, Ferré crafts a revealing self-portrait of a man and a woman, two fiercely independent people searching for meaning and identity. As Isabel declares: "Nothing is true, nothing is false, everything is the color of the glass you're looking through."A book about freeing oneself from societal and cultural constraints, The House on the Lagoon also grapples with bigger issues of life, death, poverty, and racism. Mythological in its breadth and scope, this is a masterwork from an extraordinary storyteller.

The House On The Roof: A Sukkot Story

by David A. Adler

"One day, the old man from apartment 3D dragged a heavy wood crate up the front steps of his building. "Don't scratch the paint with that junk," the owner of the building yelled. "I don't have the halls painted so you can scratch the paint right off." ..." This is an entertaining and informative story about Sukkot and features a clever twist. Other books by this author are available in this library.

The House on the Strand

by Daphne Du Maurier

An ancient/modern gothic tale set in the wilds near Cornwall's sea-tossed coastline, this book concerns a young man's experiments with hallucinogenic drugs and his travels back and forth in time to the mysteries of 14th century England. Gradually growing more involved in the lives and emotions of the early Cornish manor lords and ladies, he finds his own life pale in comparison and the presence of his American wife and stepsons a hindrance to his newfound existence.

The House on the Strand

by Daphne Du Maurier

"The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier." --New York TimesDick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his scientific research. When Dick samples Magnus's potion, he finds himself doing the impossible: traveling through time while staying in place, thrown all the way back into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction wear off after several hours, but its effects are intoxicating and Dick cannot resist his newfound powers. As his journeys increase, Dick begins to resent the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before, and the home of the beautiful Lady Isolda...

House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit

by Marinell Harriman

House Rabbit Handbook helps you set up space in your house, keep rabbits and valuables safe, house train, socialize, feed, and care for ailing rabbits. The book has lists of toxic plants, special diets, food nutritional values and medication information.

The House Sitter (Peter Diamond #8)

by Peter Lovesey

The identification of the woman found murdered on Whiteview Sands poses more questions than it answers. Emma Tysoe was a respected psychologist and an official criminal profiler with several successful cases to her credit. Why was she sun-bathing alone so far from home? How did she get there? Who is the mysterious 'Ken' in her private life? What was the murder weapon? Why did the man who noticed she was dead then completely disappear from the scene? When Peter Diamond is brought into the investigation he sheds some light on these matters - most importantly by discovering that she had been seconded under the greatest secrecy to work on the profile of the person who has assassinated one celebrity and is threatening to kill more. Are these killings connected to Emma's death? Diamond thinks so, but he cannot persuade his colleagues to agree with him, and even he cannot make all the pieces fit the jigsaw he's envisaged.

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