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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)
by Shirley Jackson

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English

Pages

265

Publication Date

October 01, 2013

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<b>The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton</b><br /><br /> First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's <i>The Haunting of Hill House</i> has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Outsider: A Novel
by Stephen King

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English

Pages

577

Publication Date

May 22, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR><b>An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.</b><BR><BR>An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.<BR> <BR>As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
Summoner 2
by Eric Vall

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

November 12, 2018

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Between his studies at the Varle Academy for Gifted Mages and his duties to the monster response team, Gryff will find himself fighting not just monsters, but bandits, thugs, and a local street gang as well.<br />But hey, no one ever said becoming the world’s greatest summoner while also juggling three hot girlfriends would be easy. Especially when you add a fourth girl to the mix…<br />
Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles)
by Anne Rice

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga--part adventure, part suspense--of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.</b><br /><br />In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.<br />     The tale spills from Lestat's heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch--and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha; Rhoshamandes, a demon spirit who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.<br />     As the tale unfolds, Lestat takes us from the towers and battlements of his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific's untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine . . .
The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files Book 9)
by Charles Stross

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<p><b>“A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><b></b><br /><b>The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in <i>The Labyrinth Index</i>, beginning an exciting new story arc in Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning Laundry Files series!</b> </p><p>Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos?</p><p>Mhari's most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu.</p><p>It's now up to Mhari and her team to race against the Nazgûl's vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president.</p><p>Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations?</p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
by Deborah Harkness

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English

Pages

594

Publication Date

February 08, 2011

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<b>Book one of the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Twilight</i>” (<i>People</i>)</b><br /><br /> Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, <i>Ashmole 782</i>, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.<br /><br /> Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, <i>Shadow of Night</i>, and concludes with <i>The Book of Life</i>.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
John Dies at the End
by David Wong

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English

Pages

479

Publication Date

September 23, 2009

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<p>David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically. Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really was afoot, that there were creatures I couldn't see, and that because I suspected this, I was next. Engaging, comic, and terrifying.-- <b>Joe Garden</b>, <b>Features Editor, The Onion</b><br />"Wong is like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King... 'page-turner' is an understatement."<br />--<b>Don Coscarelli</b>, <b>director, <i>Phantasm I-V</i>, <i>Bubba Ho-tep</i></b></p><p>"That rarest of things--a genuinely scary story."--<b>David Wellington</b>, <b>author of <i>Monster Island, Vampire Zero</i></b></p><p>"JOHN DIES AT THE END has a cult following for a reason: it's horrific, thought-provoking, and hilarious all at once. This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I've ever read."--<b>Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press </b></p><p><b>STOP. </b>You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. <b>My name is David Wong.</b> My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about <b>the sauce</b>, about <b>Korrok</b>, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under <b>the eye</b>. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.</p><p><b>The important thing is this: </b>The drug is called <b>Soy Sauce</b> and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very <b>dark epoch</b> the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: <b><i>None of this was my fault.</i></b></p>
Thin Air: A Novel
by Richard K. Morgan

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English

Pages

536

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b>An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel <i>Altered Carbon, </i>now an exciting new series from Netflix.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> From the moment Richard K. Morgan’s dazzling debut, <i>Altered Carbon,</i> burst onto the scene, it was clear that a distinctive new voice had arrived to shake up science fiction. His subsequent novels—including the sequels <i>Broken Angels</i> and <i>Woken Furies</i>—confirmed him as a master of hard-boiled futuristic thrillers. Now Morgan returns to the world of SF noir with a riveting tale of crime, corruption, and deadly crisis on a planet teetering close to the edge.<br /><br /> On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex–professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that’s made him a human killing machine. But he’s had enough of the turbulent red planet, and all he wants is a ticket back home—which is just what he’s offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator. It’s a beyond-easy gig for a heavy hitter like Veil . . . until it isn’t.<br /><br /> When Veil’s charge, Madison Madekwe, starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of a lottery winner, she stirs up a hornet’s nest of intrigue and murder. And the deeper Veil is drawn into the dangerous game being played, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Now it’s the expert assassin on the wrong end of a lethal weapon—as Veil stands targeted by powerful enemies hellbent on taking him down, by any means necessary.
Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2)
by Deborah Harkness

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English

Pages

594

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling sequel to <i>A Discovery of Witches, </i>book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (<i>Miami Herald</i>)</b><br /><br /> J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling All Souls trilogy. <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as <i>Ashmole 782</i>.<br /><br /> Picking up from <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>’ cliffhanger ending, <i>Shadow of Night </i>takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for <i>Ashmole 782 </i>deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3)
by Deborah Harkness

Language

English

Pages

564

Publication Date

July 15, 2014

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<b>The highly anticipated finale to the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling trilogy that began with <i>A Discovery of Witches</i></b><br /> <br />After traveling through time in <i>Shadow of Night</i>, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.<br /> <br />With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> and <i>Shadow of Night</i> have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, <i>The Book of Life</i> brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

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