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Hallowe'en Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series...
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2006

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<p><strong>When a Halloween Party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirots to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, <em>Hallowe’en Party.</em></strong></p><p>At a Halloween party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. </p>That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the `evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...
Full Throttle: Stories
by Joe Hill

Language

English

Pages

466

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>Bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King and the basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.</strong></p><p>A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun.” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns.” In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” soon to be an episode on Shudder TV’s <em>Creepshow</em>, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle,” co-written with Stephen King.</p><p>Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), <em>Full Throttle</em> is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.</p>
Flights
by Olga Tokarczuk

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE</b><br /> <b><br /> NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE<br /><br /> A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)<br /><br /> "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of <i>Secondhand Time</i><br /><br /> "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — <i>Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, <i>Flights</i> interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, <i>Flights</i> explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, <i>Flights</i> is a master storyteller's answer.
A Gift of Dragons (Pern)
by Anne McCaffrey

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 29, 2002

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<b>For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures.</b><br /><br /> Now, <i>A Gift of Dragons</i> brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. <br /><br />In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. <br /><br />In “The Girl Who Heard Dragons,” a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears—and with her most secret desire. <br /><br />The “Runner of Pern” is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. <br /><br />And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey.
Exhalation: Stories
by Ted Chiang

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /><b>“<i>Exhalation</i> by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” —Barack Obama<br /><br />From the acclaimed author of <i>Stories of Your Life and Others—</i>the basis for the Academy Award –nominated film <i>Arrival</i>: a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction.</b><br /><br />"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."<br /></b><br />In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.<br /><br /> In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.<br /><br /> Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, <i>Exhalation</i> is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.
Mydworth Mysteries - A Shot in the Dark (A Cosy Historical Myster...
by , Neil Richards

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

July 31, 2019

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From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM<br /><br />Sussex, England, 1929. Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there, when young and handsome Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his beautiful and unconventional American wife, Kat. No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry's aunt's home - Mydworth Manor. The police are baffled and overwhelmed with the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the dangerous culprit: not only do they have certain useful "skills" they've both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English society that your average bobby can't reach ...<br /><br />Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries.
Castilian Knight (Reconquista Chronicles Book 1)
by Griff Hosker

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 20, 2019

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The legend that was El Cid began more than a thousand years ago and time has meant that reality and fiction are intertwined like the threads of a spider’s web.<br />This is the story of a time when brother fought brother and Christian fought Christian. Power was all and Spain was riven by strife which was political, religious and familial! One man came from the harsh land of Castile to make one land and one state. Spain truly began with Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Campeador, El Cid.<br />His story is told through the eyes of the warrior who spent his life at his side. William Redbeard came from humble origins but he was destined for greatness too as he walked in the seemingly endless shadow of El Cid.<br />This first instalment in the Chronicles tells of Rodrigo’s rise to prominence when he became the champion of Prince Sancho of Castile. This is but the beginning of a tale which still stirs the blood a millennium after it began.<br />
Brother's Best Friend
by Natasha L. Black

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

October 11, 2019

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<b>I need her by my side… <br />The only problem?<br />She’s my best friend’s little sister. </b><br /><br />I became a Dad overnight....<br />And now my niece is my world.<br />It isn’t easy. In fact, it's lonely.<br /><br />Gone are the days of bachelor nights.<br />I only want what's best for my niece and I.<br />And that's Layla. <br />Beautiful. Innocent. Wholesome. <br />And wildly forbidden.<br /><br />I crave her soft skin. <br />Full lips. And curvaceous hips.<br />But does she want me like I want her?<br /><br /><b>And is she ready to become a mother overnight?</b>
The BEARy Possessive Grizzly (Bear Clan, 5)
by Jenika Snow

Language

English

Pages

116

Publication Date

October 19, 2019

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Cason<br /><br />
I devoted my life to working, building a career and business, making sure I was secure and stable in my life for the sole purpose that I’d find her, that everything would be ready and perfect for her.
<br /><br />My mate.
<br /><br />The one woman who would complete me.
<br /><br />The one woman who was born to be mine alone.
<br /><br />Watching my brothers find their other halves hadn’t been easy, but I knew I would never give up. I couldn’t. My mate would make all the bullshit disappear. She’d make my life have purpose. And that’s the only thing that mattered to a bear shifter. To me.<br /><br />
If there was one thing I knew without a doubt, it was that once I found her, I wouldn’t go easy. I would make her see that, once she was mine, that was it. There was no going back.
<br /><br /><br />Mena<br /><br />
Half bear, half human. That’s what I was.
<br /><br />My human side dominant. No shifting, no primal urge to be in my animal form. But I was okay with that.
<br /><br />I’d grown up with parents who wanted only the best for me, and that meant not being with a shifter, because of the politics that went along with it, because my father was an outcast for loving my mother—a human who wasn’t his fated mate.
Love who you want. That’s what they said. That’s what they lived by.
<br /><br />But I needed to find myself, needed to find what I wanted out of life. And so I took an impromptu camping trip. I wanted to get away, to reconnect with my bear side, even if she was buried deep down within my human genetics.
<br /><br />But I wasn’t alone. He found me, this alpha grizzly bear shifter who looked at me like I was the sun he’d been searching for his entire life.
<br /><br />His mate.
<br /><br />Mine, he growled out like the feral animal he was.
<br /><br />And in that moment, I knew there was no going back.

Alpha's Mate (Curvy Women Wanted Book 18)
by Sam Crescent

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English

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Publication Date

September 27, 2019

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Beast Smith has a secret. He knows who his mate is, but he hasn’t told her, nor has he claimed her. He wants to, more than anything, but Suzy Cain is … weak. He has to protect her, and even if that means staying away from her, he will do it. But being close to her without claiming her is torture. When he catches her alone, he can’t deny himself any longer. He has to have her.<br /><br />One kiss and Suzy’s body is on fire. She can’t believe this man is hers, so when he summons her to his cabin, she intends to tell him just how wrong he is.<br /><br />Beast is not wrong. He is the alpha. He’s strong, determined, and won’t take no for an answer—and Suzy wants him more than anything in the world.<br /><br />The full moon is approaching, and their mating can no longer be hidden. Can Beast protect her from the pack he fears will reject their mating? Whatever happens, he will do what it takes to keep her safe. She is his mate, and it is time the pack knows who they are dealing with.<br />

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