Spanish Dagger (China Bayles Mystery)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Whereas harvesting yucca vegetation to make paper, China Bayles unearths a body-cause of demise: unknown. it sounds as if the straightforward lives of many citizens of Pecan Springs conceal advanced and unsafe pasts. And now, whereas additionally unraveling secrets and techniques that hit just about domestic, China needs to set the checklist immediately- and discover a killer.

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The Flight of the Falcon

By Daphne Du Maurier

I went around the highway and bent over the slumbering girl. The furtive odour of stale wine, worn outfits, rose to my nostrils . . . all at once she stirred. She lifted her head. The positive aspects have been aquiline and proud, the eyes, as soon as huge, have been now sunken, and the straggling gray hair fell in strands to her shoulders. She should have travelled from a long way, for she had baskets beside her containing bread and wine, and but one more woollen scarf. once more i used to be seized with that feel of popularity, that hyperlink with the previous that could no longer be defined. Even the hand that, hot regardless of the chilly air, hung on to mine in gratitude woke up an involuntary, reluctant reaction. She stared at me. Her lips moved. I grew to become. i feel I ran.

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The Shepherd

By Frederick Forsyth

In this bestselling Christmas tale, a pilot wishes a miracle to make it home
It is Christmas Eve, 1957, and there are cozier locations to be than the cockpit of a de Havilland Vampire fighter airplane. yet for the Royal Air strength pilot who has simply taken off from West Germany, this single-seat jet is the one strategy to make it again to England for Christmas morning. His flight plan is straightforward; the gasoline tank is complete. In sixty-six mins, he'll be again in Blighty. yet then the aircraft starts off to fail.
 
First the compass is going haywire, then the radio dies. misplaced and on my own above the English coast, the pilot is looking for a touchdown strip while the fog closes in, signaling yes demise. He has given up desire while a moment shadow appears—a Mosquito fighter-bomber of global conflict II classic. The aircraft is a “shepherd,” guiding the Vampire to a secure touchdown, and its visual appeal is a present from destiny, a miracle out of time—but for one lonely pilot, the secret has simply began.
 
A vintage bestseller, cherished by way of aviation lovers (including actor John Travolta, who calls it “one of my favorites since it personalizes the 2 planes”) and normal readers alike, The Shepherd is a gripping, heartwarming story for a chilly winter’s night.

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Pop. 1280

By Jim Thompson

Nick Corey is a bad sheriff on objective. He does not remedy difficulties, implement ideas or arrest criminals. He is aware that no-one in tiny Potts County really desires to stick to the legislations and he's completely content material lazing approximately, consuming 5 foodstuff an afternoon, and napping with all of the eligible women.

Still, Nick has a few very advanced difficulties to accommodate. neighborhood pimps were sassing him, ruining his already tattered acceptance. His female friend Rose is being terrorized through her husband. after which, there is his spouse and her brother Lenny who will not cease troubling Nick's already under pressure brain. Are they a bit too shut for a brother and a sister?

With an election arising, Nick must repair his difficulties and quick. as the something Nick does recognize is that he'll do whatever to stick sheriff. simply because, because it seems, Sheriff Nick Corey isn't approximately as dumb as he seems.

In Pop. 1280, broadly considered as a vintage of mid-20th century crime, Thompson deals up one among his top, in a story of lust, homicide, and betrayal within the Deep South that was once the root for the seriously acclaimed French movie Coup de Torchon.

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Hearts In Atlantis

Hearts In Atlantis consists of 5 interconnected, sequential narratives set within the years from 1960 to 1999. every one tale is deeply rooted within the sixties, and every is haunted through the Vietnam War.

In "Low males in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a global of predatory malice in his personal local and that adults are often now not rescuers yet on the middle of the terror.

In the name tale, a number of school young children get addicted to a card video game, become aware of the opportunity of protest...and confront their very own collective center of darkness, the place laughter could be not more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast.

In "Blind Willie" and "Why we are in Vietnam," males who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut attempt to fill the vacancy of the post-Vietnam period in an the US which occasionally turns out as hole and haunted as their very own lives.

And in "Heavenly colors of evening Are Falling," Bobby returns to his native land the place one ultimate mystery, and his heart's hope could look forward to him.

Full of risk, suspense, and entire of middle, Hearts In Atlantis takes a few listeners to a spot they've got by no means been...and others to a spot they've got by no means been capable of thoroughly go away.

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La extraña historia de Maurice Lyon

Oriol Nolis compone un relato lleno de claroscuros, con magnífica ambientación y un gran dominio de los angeles intriga que es, a los angeles vez, un thriller y una reflexión sobre el arte y el deseo de posesión.

El valor del arte dwell en su belleza. Poseer una obra de arte es como pretender ser dueño de una puesta de sol.

Maurice Lyon es el hijo mayor de una importante familia de coleccionistas de arte franceses. Desde su nacimiento, Maurice parece destinado a heredar l. a. extraordinaria colección de pintura que durante siglos ha pasado de padres a hijos. Sin embargo, una noche un grave incidente en los angeles elegante residencia parisina de los Lyon cambiará su vida para siempre.

Repudiado por su familia y desterrado a Barcelona, planeará una venganza tan sofisticada como delirante mediante los angeles cual iremos descubriendo los intrincados laberintos que trazan su oscura personalidad y los misterios que componen l. a. extraña historia de Maurice Lyon.

Una primera novela que supera las expectativas del lector y nos sumerge en una maraña de emociones y sensaciones que no cesan hasta los angeles última página.

«Digamos que se trata de una colección de... deseos. Sí, me gusta esta expresión: una colección de deseos. ¿Entienden de lo que les estoy hablando? Una colección de piezas queridas, admiradas y deseadas a lo largo del tiempo por miles de personas que incluso, en algunos casos, estarían dispuestas a dar su vida por ellas.»

Reseña:
«Puede leerse como un refinado thriller. O como los angeles historia de un psicópata, escrita con una distancia narrativa loable».
Babelia

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It: A Novel

By Stephen King

“A landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—Stephen King’s number one nationwide bestseller approximately seven adults who go back to their place of birth to confront a nightmare that they had first came upon as teenagers…an evil with out a identify: It.

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small urban, a spot as hauntingly standard as your individual fatherland. basically in Derry the haunting is real.

They have been seven children once they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they're grown-up women and men who've long gone out into the large international to realize good fortune and happiness. however the promise they made twenty-eight years in the past calls them reunite within the similar position the place, as young ones, they battled an evil creature that preyed at the city’s teenagers. Now, kids are being murdered back and their repressed thoughts of that terrifying summer season go back as they organize to once more conflict the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.

Readers of Stephen King recognize that Derry, Maine, is a spot with a deep, darkish carry at the writer. It reappears in lots of of his books, together with Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. however it all starts off with It.

“Stephen King’s so much mature paintings” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will crush you… to be learn in a well-lit room basically” (Los Angeles Times).

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

By Phillip Margolin

Darkness has fallen at the urban of Portland, Oregon. one after the other, the other halves of prosperous and revered males are vanishing from their houses. the one clues to their disappearance are a unmarried black rose and a be aware that reads, "Gone, yet now not Forgotten." it's the rebirth of a horror that has already devastated a neighborhood on the contrary finish of the country—and, because it did then, terror and loss of life will follow.

Defense legal professional Betsy Tannenbaum is trapped in a nightmare because the shadows of a killer darken her global. and he or she will quickly be risking every little thing she has and everybody she likes to shield a chilly, robust, and manipulating buyer who could be a sufferer . . . or a monster.

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Dark Paradise: A Novel

By Tami Hoag

 
New Eden, Montana, is a section of heaven on the earth the place one girl died in her personal deepest hell. Now it’s as much as ex-court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her most sensible friend’s demise. yet anyone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. a person with secrets and techniques worthy killing for—and the ability to show this gorgeous haven right into a . . . 
 
And as Mari digs deeper underneath New Eden’s picture-perfect external, discovering in point of fact without warning now not a question of justice. 

    It’s her simply desire of staying alive.

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories

By Stephen King

Now in a mass-market paperback top rate edition—the rapid number one New York Times bestseller! Stephen King can provide an “outstanding” (USA TODAY) choice of tales, that includes revelatory autobiographical reviews on whilst, why, and the way he got here to jot down (or rewrite) each one story.

“I’ve made a few issues for you, consistent Reader. …Feel loose to check them, yet please be cautious. the easiest of them have teeth.”

Since Nightshift, released thirty-five years in the past, Stephen King has dazzled a complete new release of readers along with his genius as a in demand author of brief fiction. Now in his newest assortment, he once more assembles a beneficiant array of unforgettable, tantalizing tales—including those who, till lately, have by no means been released in a e-book (such because the tale “Cookie Jar,” that's unique to this edition). There are exciting connections among those works—themes of mortality, the afterlife, guilt, and what we'd do another way if shall we see into the longer term or right the blunders of the earlier. impressive, eerie, and completely compelling, The Bazaar of undesirable Dreams is one in all Stephen King’s best presents to readers everywhere—a grasp storyteller at his best possible.

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