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Ann Cleeves - The Baby-Snatcher (Inspector Ramsay Series)

From the author of Shetland and VeraWhen fifteen-year-old Marilyn Howe turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay’s doorstep he has little choice but to invite her in. Marilyn and her mother, Kathleen, are a familiar sight around Heppleburn, a strangely inseparable couple. But Kathleen hasmore...From the author of Shetland and VeraWhen fifteen-year-old Marilyn Howe turns up alone and frightened on Inspector Ramsay’s doorstep he has little choice but to invite her in. Marilyn and her mother, Kathleen, are a familiar sight around Heppleburn, a strangely inseparable couple. But Kathleen has unaccountably failed to return home that evening, and Marilyn is fearful for her mother’s safety. Ramsay takes the young girl home, to the isolated coastal community known as the Headland. And in the Howes’ dark and cluttered kitchen they find Kathleen safe and apparently well, though acting rather mysteriously. Six months later, Ramsay has more or less forgotten the strange incident, busy as he is on the trail of a local child abductor. Until he receives news that Mrs Howe has disappeared once more. And for the second time he is drawn into the strange relationships of the families living on the lonely Headland. Then a woman’s body is washed up on the beach . . .

Publisher: Bello
Published: May 9, 2013
Pages: 250

Ann Cleeves - Killjoy

Why is everyone afraid of Gabriella Paston? Is it because she's too beautiful, too talented, too self-confident? In the middle of rehearsals for her first big show at the arts center, eighteen-year-old Gabriella is murdered . . . and it seems to Inspector Stephen Ramsay that people are more afraidmore...Why is everyone afraid of Gabriella Paston? Is it because she's too beautiful, too talented, too self-confident? In the middle of rehearsals for her first big show at the arts center, eighteen-year-old Gabriella is murdered . . . and it seems to Inspector Stephen Ramsay that people are more afraid of her than ever. For Gabriella turns out to have been not only gifted and gorgeous but ruthless, and not everyone mourns her loss. In a community where teen crime is becoming a dangerous problem, the murder is just one more headache for the police. But the stage is already being set for another killing . . . .

Publisher: Fawcett
Published: Jan 30, 1995
ISBN: 0449148939

Penny Jordan - Cruel Legacy

Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Published: Jan 1, 1900
ISBN: 1551660938

Jenika Snow - Animal Instincts

Danika is too young and innocent, but also the daughter of Damien’s best friend. He should stay away, but he’s imprinted on her, and that means he has to have her.

Danika Harrison has loved Damien Locke since she knew what the emotion was. He might be older than her, but she
more...Danika is too young and innocent, but also the daughter of Damien’s best friend. He should stay away, but he’s imprinted on her, and that means he has to have her.

Danika Harrison has loved Damien Locke since she knew what the emotion was. He might be older than her, but she doesn’t care because she wants him. When they share one night together and he tells her he has imprinted on her, she knows she is lost for the older man.

Damien, a lion shifter, and friend of Danika’s father, forced himself to leave his mate behind for four years. He’s imprinted on her, and that means he can’t walk away again. Now that his animal has awakened for her, he is obsessed, possessive for Danika, and can’t let her go. She is his and she’ll wear his mark to prove it.


Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Published: Jan 20, 2015
Pages: 78

Duff McKagan - How to Be a Man: (and other illusions)

The cofounder of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Walking Papers shares what the hard-knock rock life has taught him about how to be a good dude (in spite of it all).One wouldn't usually turn to a veteran of Guns N' Roses for advice on how to live, but Duff McKagan is not a typicalmore...The cofounder of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Walking Papers shares what the hard-knock rock life has taught him about how to be a good dude (in spite of it all).One wouldn't usually turn to a veteran of Guns N' Roses for advice on how to live, but Duff McKagan is not a typical rock musician. As chronicled in the New York Times bestseller It's So Easy (and other lies), Duff got sober at thirty, went back to school, got smart about money, fell in love, became a father, and got his life back on track. Through trial and considerable error, Duff has learned to strike the balance between family and work, travel and contentment, financial aptitude and sacrifice.In How to Be a Man (and other illusions), Duff takes the reader into the life of an international rock musician and shares, with disarming candor and humor, the solid life lessons he's learned along the way to success and fulfillment in both his family life and his career. From hard-won advice on such basics as starting with a strong base and staying humble, to techniques on how to stave off depression and transform darker impulses into something productive, How to Be a Man is the ultimate guide to rocking life—not as a dissolute train-wreck "rock star," but as a man destined for success and longevity.

Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: May 12, 2015
Pages: 304
ISBN: 030682387X

Peter Taylor - A Summons to Memphis

One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carvermore...One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to get embroiled in a family drama, he reluctantly agrees to go back south, only to discover the true motivation behing his sisters' concern. While there, Phillip is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and flood of memories from this troubled past.Peter Taylor is one of the masters of Southern literature, whose work stands in the company of Eudora Walty, James Agee, and Walker Percy. In A Summons to Memphis, he composed a richly evocative story of revenge, resolution, and redemption, and gave us a classic work of American literature.

Publisher: Vintage
Published: Jun 29, 1999
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780375701177

Eden Maguire - Beautiful Dead: Summer

"Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone." -The Bookbag Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead. It's been months since Darina has seen her undead boyfriend and her heart is breaking all over again. The wait is slowly driving hermore..."Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone." -The Bookbag Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead. It's been months since Darina has seen her undead boyfriend and her heart is breaking all over again. The wait is slowly driving her crazy. All she wants to do is be with Phoenix, to feel his arms wrapped around her. But to earn the pleasure of that embrace, Darina must track down the crazed killer that shot Summer Madison. Was it a random shooting? Or was the gifted singer the victim of an obsessive fan? As time runs out, Darina will risk her own life to discover the truth. But if she solves Summer's murder, Darina knows it only brings her one step closer to losing Phoenix forever... "Compelling characters coupled with a powerful mystery. A real page turner." -Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: Mar 1, 2011
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1402239467

Cyndy Etler - The Dead Inside: A True Story

For readers of Girl Interrupted and Tweak, Cyndy Etler's gripping memoir gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of her sixteen months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."I never was a badass. Or a slut, amore...For readers of Girl Interrupted and Tweak, Cyndy Etler's gripping memoir gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of her sixteen months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the professionals at Straight.From the outside, Straight Inc. was a drug rehab. But on the inside it was...well, it was something else.All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a "drug rehabilitation" facility that changed her world.To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered "healing."

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published:
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1492635731

Allen Eskens - The Deep Dark Descending

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man.more...Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice.

Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Published:
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1633883558

Elena Ferrante - Meine geniale Freundin (Die Neapolitanische Saga 1)

Eine Freundschaft als Spiegel einer Stadt, einer Nation, einer ganzen Generation. Im Alter von 66 Jahren erfüllt sich Lila einen Traum: Sie verschwindet von einem Tag auf den anderen. Zurück bleibt ihre beste Freundin Elena und schreibt ihre gemeinsame Geschichte nieder: In den 1950er Jahrenmore...Eine Freundschaft als Spiegel einer Stadt, einer Nation, einer ganzen Generation. Im Alter von 66 Jahren erfüllt sich Lila einen Traum: Sie verschwindet von einem Tag auf den anderen. Zurück bleibt ihre beste Freundin Elena und schreibt ihre gemeinsame Geschichte nieder: In den 1950er Jahren wachsen sie am Rande Neapels auf. Elena erzählt vom Alltag der kleinen Leute, vom Zugschaffner Donato, der Gedichte schreibt, vom tyrannischen Don Achille, von den Solara-Brüdern, die sonntags mit ihrem Auto den Corso abfahren. Von Mädchenträumen und erster Liebe. Doch auch wenn ihre Lebenswege nicht parallel verlaufen, da Elena das Gymnasium besuchen darf, als Lila schon auf ihre Hochzeit zusteuert, bleibt eines unverbrüchlich: ihre Freundschaft. Theater- und Filmschauspielerin Eva Mattes leiht Elena in dieser ungekürzten Lesung ihre Stimme.

Publisher: Der Hörverlag
Published:

Elena Ferrante - Die Geschichte eines neuen Namens (Die Neapolitanische Saga 2)

Schon jetzt ein Weltbestseller. Mit 16 haben Lila und Elena, Freundinnen seit Kindertagen, ihr armseliges neapolitanisches Stadtviertel mit seinen einengenden Konventionen gründlich satt. Lila versucht, durch eine vorteilhafte Ehe ihre Chancen zu verbessern, fühlt sich aber schon baldmore...Schon jetzt ein Weltbestseller. Mit 16 haben Lila und Elena, Freundinnen seit Kindertagen, ihr armseliges neapolitanisches Stadtviertel mit seinen einengenden Konventionen gründlich satt. Lila versucht, durch eine vorteilhafte Ehe ihre Chancen zu verbessern, fühlt sich aber schon bald eingesperrt und verbittert. Elena hingegen lässt den Ort ihrer Kindheit hinter sich und geht zum Studium nach Pisa. Die 1970er Jahre bringen Veränderungen für beide: die Erfahrung der Mutterschaft, Auseinandersetzungen im Berufsleben und nicht zuletzt große gesellschaftliche Umwälzungen. Indem ihre Wege sich trennen, werden nicht nur die beiden Mädchen, sondern wird auch ihre Freundschaft zueinander erwachsen.

Publisher: Der Hörverlag
Published:

Diana Gabaldon - A Plague of Zombies: An Outlander Novella

Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, delivers a captivating tale of history and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural, featuring Lord John Grey. This novella, originally published as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is nowmore...Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, delivers a captivating tale of history and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural, featuring Lord John Grey. This novella, originally published as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is now available as a standalone eBook.   Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty’s army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according to a servant. Lord John has no idea what a zombie is, but it doesn’t sound good. It sounds even worse when hands smelling of grave dirt come out of the darkness to take him by the throat. Between murder in the governor’s mansion and plantations burning in the mountains, Lord John will need the wisdom of serpents and the luck of the devil to keep the island from exploding.   Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels featuring Lord John Grey   “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner   “[Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade   “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter

Publisher: Dell
Published: Apr 15, 2013

Diana Gabaldon - A Trail of Fire

Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Published: Nov 8, 2012
ISBN: 1409144488

Diana Gabaldon - A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot,more...Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows,” readers finally learn the truth.   Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series   “All you’ve come to expect from Gabaldon . . . adventure, history, romance, fantasy.”—The Arizona Republic, on An Echo in the Bone   “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ten generations.”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross   “Escapist historical fiction at its best.”—San Antonio Express-News, on Drums of Autumn   “A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism and romance.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander

Publisher: Dell
Published: Dec 3, 2012
Pages: 57

Diana Gabaldon - Written in My Own Heart's Blood: A Novel (Outlander)

In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “amore...In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.   1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.   The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.   Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: Jun 10, 2014
Pages: 848
ISBN: 0385344430

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