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The Night of the Moths
by Riccardo Bruni

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<p><b>He’s finally letting go of the memory of his murdered girlfriend. Then he sees her texts.</b></p><p>Alice was a hopeful young graduate student when, on a beautiful August night, her body was found in the woods. She’ll always remember the night she was murdered. And she still suffers the grief and rage that destroyed her family.</p><p>But what Alice regrets most is the last fight she had with her boyfriend, Enrico—and the fact that she never had the chance to tell him something that would have changed everything.</p><p>A decade later, Enrico has returned to the provincial town where Alice lived and died, to sell his family home. All he wants is to forget. But then, among the things he left behind, he finds an old cell phone…and unread texts sent from Alice’s phone.</p><p>Now, her terrible secrets are about to swallow up everyone she knew, loved, and trusted. For Enrico, discovering them is his only chance to put his lost love—and the demons of his past—to rest.</p>
Mrs. Osmond: A novel
by John Banville

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<b>From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of <i>The Sea</i>, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's <i>The Portrait of a Lady,</i> into unexpected territory.</b><br /><br />Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naïve girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and—as Isabel finds out too late—cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but <i>Mrs. Osmond</i> is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy—along with someone else!—the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow.
The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<b>From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. </b><br />  <br /> This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
Below the Surface (The Maria Kallio Series Book 8)
by Leena Lehtolainen

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p>When a woman’s body turns up in a lake—a bullet to the back of her head—Violent Crime Unit commander Maria Kallio, freshly back from maternity leave, is fast to get on the case. The victim is ID’d as Annukka Hackman, wife of a prominent publisher and author of an upcoming unauthorized tell-all book on Sasha Smeds, Finland’s celebrated racing rally driver.</p><p>Almost as soon as the inquiry starts, it goes off the rails, as those connected to Annukka—and to Smeds—seem to have more secrets than they have alibis. Was the journalist about to reveal a bombshell that someone was desperate to keep quiet? Or will it take some reading between the lines? The clues may be few, but the list of suspects is long. As she struggles to balance her home life, run a department tainted by career-threatening allegations, <i>and</i> catch a killer, Maria is shocked to find just what someone was willing to do in the name of love…or revenge.</p>
Murder for Christmas (Mordecai Tremaine Mystery Book 1)
by Francis Duncan

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong>The first book in a classic Golden Age mystery series perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot</strong></p><p>When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome—but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests.</p><p>When midnight strikes, the partygoers discover that presents aren't the only things nestled under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and suspicions flying, it's up to Mordecai to sniff out the culprit—and prevent anyone else from getting murder for Christmas.</p><p><em>Murder for Christmas</em> is a festive mystery for the holiday season: mulled wine, mince pies... and murder.</p>
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV>George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<I>The New Yorker</I><BR />  <BR /> In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
Angels in the Moonlight: A prequel to The Dublin Trilogy
by Caimh McDonnell

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

August 26, 2017

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<p>For Detective Bunny McGarry, life is complicated, and it is about to get more so.</p><p>It’s 1999 and his hard won reputation amongst Dublin’s criminal fraternity, for being a massive pain in the backside, is unfortunately shared by his bosses. His partner has a career-threatening gambling problem and, oh yeah, Bunny's finally been given a crack at the big time. He’s set the task of bringing down the most skilled and ruthless armed robbery gang in Irish history. So the last thing he needs in his life is yet another complication.</p><p>Her name is Simone. She is smart, funny, talented and, well, complicated. When her shocking past turns up to threaten her and Bunny’s chance at a future, things get very complicated indeed. If the choice is upholding the law or protecting those he loves, which way will the big fella turn?</p><p><em>Angels in the Moonlight</em> is a standalone prequel to Caimh McDonnell’s critically acclaimed <em>Dublin Trilogy </em>which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit, and it is complicated.</p><p><strong>Praise for <em>Angels in the Moonlight</em>:</strong></p><p>“Quite possibly the best book I’ve read this year<em>. </em>The writing is tremendous; Caimh McDonnell has a gift for storytelling and leads his readers on a merry journey through his books, regaling them with humour and wit.” <em>The Quiet Knitter</em></p><p><em>“Angels in the Moonlight</em> is bloody brilliant. McDonnell doesn’t put a foot wrong. Perfection on a page<em>!”</em><em>Bloomin’ Brilliant Books</em></p><p> “Angels in The Moonlight has everything you want in a good read…packed with punchlines and a fantastic storyline. The pages are littered with witty one-liners and side-splitting laugh-out-loud moments.” <em>Swirl and Thread</em></p><p>“Caimh McDonnell is a fabulous writer, the mix of action, humor and heart gets me every time” <em>A Bookaholic Swede</em></p><p>“I enjoyed every page. This is a brilliant, hilarious, touching, and moving book.” <em>Brandywine books</em></p><p>“<em>Angels</em> fills the gaps of the trilogy in the most fantastically funny way.” <em>Whispering Stories</em></p><p>“Caimh McDonnell manages to mix a police procedural with funny escapades incredibly skilfully.” <em>A Crime Reader’s Blog</em></p><p><em>“Angels in the Moonlight</em> is a funny and charming novel that will make you fall a little bit in love with Bunny McGarry.”  <em>The Welsh Librarian</em></p><p>“The perfect mix of crime and humour”<em> Bibliophile Book Club</em></p><p>“With a tight plot, a wide range of human emotions and some brilliant secondary characters – this book is, if anything even better than the previous two.” <em>Cleopatra Loves Books</em></p><p> “This Dublin-based police procedural has an intriguing, multi-pronged plot that flows smoothly without getting bogged down by details. Mystery fans will enjoy the roller-coaster ride. The prose is clean, sharp, and lively. This mystery, deftly seasoned with humor and Irish slang, is memorable and powerful. The characters are compelling and well-developed. From protagonist Detective Bunny McGarry and his fellow coppers to peripheral characters like the streetwise nuns, this book is full of memorable characters.”  <em>The Booklife Prize from Publisher’s Weekly</em></p>
We Have Lost The Chihuahuas
by Paul Mathews

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

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London, 2046. The British Republic has a new First Lady. She’s Californian, ‘in-your-face, for sure’ and she’s got big plans for a Buckingham Palace refurb. When her three Chihuahuas go missing, one man is determined to avoid getting dragged into it all. His name is Pond. Howie Pond – presidential spokesperson, retired secret agent and cat lover.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Howie’s wife Britt is handed her first assignment as a National Security and Intelligence Service rookie – to solve the mystery of the missing canine trio.<br /><br />Will Howie manage to slope off to the pub before he can be roped into help? Will Britt unmask the dognapper and grab the glory? Find out, in the latest, crazy comedy-thriller from dog-loving British author Paul Mathews.
The Trust: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart)
by Ronald H. Balson

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English

Pages

367

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><b><i>The Trust</i>, from Ronald H. Balson, the international bestselling author of <i>Once We Were Brothers</i>, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural.</b><br /><b></b><br />When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral—a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but that he’d anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? Was this a crime of revenge, a vendetta leftover from Northern Ireland’s bloody sectarian war? After all, the Taggarts were deeply involved in the IRA. Or is it possible that the killer is a family member seeking Fergus’s estate? Otherwise, why postpone distributions to the heirs? Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members? </p><p>As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realizes he has stepped into the center of a firestorm.</p>
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>

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