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Sloane Crosley - I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on hermore...Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions -- or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life. Sloane Crosley is also the author of How Did You Get This Number.  

Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Published: Apr 1, 2008
Pages: 230
ISBN: 159448306X

Lynda La Plante - Hidden Killers

From BAFTA award-winning creator of Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the blistering follow-up to the bestselling Tennison. Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone, or anything, at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues ormore...From BAFTA award-winning creator of Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the blistering follow-up to the bestselling Tennison. Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone, or anything, at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Hidden Killers sees Jane acting as a 'decoy' prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as Detective. Her first call-out is to a non-suspicious death. The victim is a young mother, drowned tragically in her bath, leaving a bereft and doting husband and a young child. The two storylines interweave as Jane begins to doubt the evidence against her assailant in East London, and becomes certain that the young woman in the bath did not drown in tragic circumstances. Two entirely different cases but one common thread - the lingering doubt in Jane's mind around the evidence, and around her colleagues...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published:
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1471140555

Johanna Skibsrud - This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories

Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A youngmore...Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A young maid at a hotel in France encounters a man who asks to paint her portrait, only later discovering that the man is someone other than who she thinks. A divorced father, fearing estrangement from his thirteen-year-old daughter, allows her to take the wheel of his car, realizing too late that he’s made a grave mistake. A Canadian girl and her French host stumble on the one story that transcends their language barrier. Youth confronted with the mutterings of old age, restlessness bounded by the muddy confines of a backyard garden, callow hope coming up against the exigencies of everyday life—these are life-defining moments that weave throughout the everyday lives of the remarkable characters in this book. Time and again they find themselves confronted with what they didn’t know they didn’t know, at the exact point of intersection between impossibility and desire. In This Will Be Difficult to Explain Skibsrud has created a series of masterful, perceptive tales.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: Apr 15, 2013
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0393345920

George Harmon Coxe - Slack Tide

Publisher: Hammond, Hammond
Published: Jan 1, 1900

Cathryn Fox - Hell's Angel

Brand suffered for decades in Hell after his best friend managed to escape the underworld and left him behind. So when Lucifer offers him a chance at revenge by seducing his friend's mortal daughter and marking her for Hell, Brand eagerly accepts.But Kaylea is a rare pure soul and awakensmore...Brand suffered for decades in Hell after his best friend managed to escape the underworld and left him behind. So when Lucifer offers him a chance at revenge by seducing his friend's mortal daughter and marking her for Hell, Brand eagerly accepts.But Kaylea is a rare pure soul and awakens long-forgotten feelings in Brand--as well as his desire. She may be the key to Brand's salvation...if their passion doesn't doom her first...

Publisher: Spice Briefs
Published: Jul 30, 2009
Pages: 41

Timothy Ellis - Hero at Large (The Hunter Legacy Book 1)

Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th century pirates. With his twin sexy bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18 year old's can handle. A reluctantmore...Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th century pirates. With his twin sexy bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18 year old's can handle. A reluctant hero, Jonathon is on a journey, seemingly out of his time, but always in time.

The Hunter Legacy series:
1. Hero at large
2. Hunted Hero Hunting
3. Send in the Hero
4. Make or Break the Hero
5. Hail the Hero *forthcoming*


Publisher: Timothy Ellis
Published: Apr 22, 2015
Pages: 214

Simon Conway - A Loyal Spy

WINNER OF THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2010 FOR BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR! The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face down in a pool of black water in the Khyber Pass. For many years, Jonah had been under the impression that he'd killed him there. How far can loyalty be stretchedmore...WINNER OF THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2010 FOR BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR! The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face down in a pool of black water in the Khyber Pass. For many years, Jonah had been under the impression that he'd killed him there. How far can loyalty be stretched before it reaches a limit? Millions of lives depend on the answer, as a twisting road of betrayal and revenge leads from the mountains of Afghanistan to the heart of London ...and a ticking bomb.

Publisher: Hodder
Published: Sep 2, 2010
Pages: 436

Shirley Tallman - Death on Telegraph Hill: A Sarah Woolson Mystery (Sarah Woolson Mysteries)

“Bringing Victorian San Francisco to colorful life, Tallman offers an entertaining mystery…that will appeal to fans of Anne Perry and Rhys Bowen.” —Library Journal  San Francisco, 1882. After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyermore...“Bringing Victorian San Francisco to colorful life, Tallman offers an entertaining mystery…that will appeal to fans of Anne Perry and Rhys Bowen.” —Library Journal  San Francisco, 1882. After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyer Sarah Woolson and her brother, Samuel, are making their way home when a gunshot sounds and a bullet pierces the fog, striking Samuel. Who could want to hurt Samuel? Was he even the intended target? Determined to find answers, Sarah discovers more murder and mayhem on Telegraph Hill.With Death on Telegraph Hill, Shirley Tallman delivers an exciting whodunit with a trailblazing heroine in a time and place when a nice young woman was supposed to be found in the drawing room instead of the courtroom.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: Oct 16, 2012
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1250010438

Rupert Colley - World War Two: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict, a thousand people died for each and every hour it lasted. With eighty-one of themore...Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict, a thousand people died for each and every hour it lasted. With eighty-one of the world’s nations involved and affected in some way, this was war on a truly global scale.Offering a wide overview of the major figures, politics and action on all sides, World War Two: History in an Hour provides a concise picture of the world upturned. How the conflicts began, the violence involved and how they affected a century: this is the story of the events that ended over sixty million lives and challenged our understanding of humanity.Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

Publisher: HarperPress
Published: Oct 13, 2011
Pages: 97

Neil Clarke - Clarkesworld: Year Three (Clarkesworld Anthology) (Volume 3)

Selected from the Hugo award-winning Clarkesworld Magazine, this anthology collects the work of twenty-seven visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo, and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jay Lake, Nnedi Okorafor, Robert Reed, Sarah Monette,more...Selected from the Hugo award-winning Clarkesworld Magazine, this anthology collects the work of twenty-seven visionary writers of short fiction, including such World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick, Tiptree, Hugo, and Campbell Award winners and finalists as Jay Lake, Nnedi Okorafor, Robert Reed, Sarah Monette, Mike Resnick, Lavie Tidhar, N.K. Jemisin and Catherynne M. Valente. Contents: Introduction by Neil Clarke Non-Zero Probabilities by N. K. Jemisin The Second Gift Given by Ken Scholes Walking with a Ghost by Nick Mamatas Celadon by Desirina Boskovich Teaching Bigfoot to Read by Geoffrey W. Cole The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew by Catherynne M. Valente The Jisei of Mark VIII by Berrien C. Henderson Passwords by John A. McDermott Idle Roomer by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7 by Nnedi Okorafor Gift of the Kites by Jim C. Hines batch 39 and the deadman’s switch by Simon DeDeo Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story by Jake Lake and Shannon Page The Completely Rechargeable Man by Karen Heuler Episode 72 by Don Webb Placa del Fuego by Tobias S. Buckell Herding Vegetable Sheep by Ekaterina Sedia The Devonshire Arms by Alex Dally MacFarlane The Loyalty of Birds by Rachel Sobel The Giving Heart by Corie Ralston White Charles by Sarah Monette On the Lot and In the Air by Lisa L Hannett A Woman’s Best Friend by Robert Reed The Dying World by Lavie Tidhar Advection by Genevieve Valentine

Publisher: Wyrm Publishing
Published: Feb 9, 2013
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1890464201

Lee Child - Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher)

Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re pickingmore...Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re picking on the wrong guy. Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide? With just one ally—a mysterious woman cop from Hope—and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge—a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

Publisher: Dell
Published: Mar 24, 2009
Pages: 560
ISBN: 044024367X

John Connolly - The Unquiet: A Thriller (Charlie Parker Thrillers)

NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN CONNOLLY DELIVERS A RIVETING THRILLER FEATURING PRIVATE DETECTIVE CHARLIE PARKER -- WHO NOW MUST UNRAVEL A TWISTED STORY OF BETRAYAL, UNCLEAN DESIRES, AND MURDER. Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughtermore...NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN CONNOLLY DELIVERS A RIVETING THRILLER FEATURING PRIVATE DETECTIVE CHARLIE PARKER -- WHO NOW MUST UNRAVEL A TWISTED STORY OF BETRAYAL, UNCLEAN DESIRES, AND MURDER. Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced surrounding the harm done to patients in his care. Now a killer obsessed with finding the truth about his own daughter's disappearance is seeking revenge -- and Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Clay to be revealed, and those who will go to any length -- no matter the cost -- to keep it hidden.

Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: Mar 25, 2008
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1416531386

Joanna Wayne - Quick-Draw Cowboy (The Kavanaughs)

This cowboy is a sure shot to the heart… Riley Lawrence is an expert at moving on and not risking his heart. Helping pastry chef Dani Boatman is a onetime deal—she's got her hands full giving her orphaned niece a stable home. But someone with a vicious grudge has a target on themore...This cowboy is a sure shot to the heart… Riley Lawrence is an expert at moving on and not risking his heart. Helping pastry chef Dani Boatman is a onetime deal—she's got her hands full giving her orphaned niece a stable home. But someone with a vicious grudge has a target on the curvaceous redhead's back. And destroying her life is just the start… Dani doesn't trust easy—a lesson she learned the hard way. This freewheeling cowboy with an irresistible grin insists on putting himself between her and harm's way. But the desire getting hotter between them can't promise anything more than heartbreak. And with unsuspected danger also closing in, Dani and Riley's one chance for love could prove forever lethal. The Kavanaughs

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Published:
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1335720960

Evan Currie - Thermals (An Anselm Gunnar eBook)

When Interpol Inspector Anselm Gunnar is tasked with tracking down one of the world's most wanted he expected the job to be a straightforward liaison assignment with the local Police. At the Australian Solar Power facility that Tower City is built around, however, the inspector is about to learnmore...When Interpol Inspector Anselm Gunnar is tasked with tracking down one of the world's most wanted he expected the job to be a straightforward liaison assignment with the local Police. At the Australian Solar Power facility that Tower City is built around, however, the inspector is about to learn that the man everyone thinks is hiding from the law is actually doing anything but.Thermals is a fast paced near future terrorism thriller that will keep you flipping the pages as fast as your reader, and your eyes, will allow. From the start it builds to a rising crescendo that will leave you breathless and cheering.Thermals is a 100,000 word novel length story.

Publisher: Tenhawk Presents
Published: Mar 31, 2011
Pages: 307

Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome to Lagos

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life. Their arrival in the city coincides with the eruption of a politicalmore...When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life. Their arrival in the city coincides with the eruption of a political scandal. The education minister, Chief Sandayo, has disappeared and is suspected of stealing millions of dollars from government funds. After an unexpected encounter with the Chief, Chike and his companions must make a choice. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is desperate for information. But perhaps the situation is more complex than it appears. As moving as it is mesmerising, Welcome to Lagos is a novel about the power of our dreams for the future and the place of morality in a sometimes hostile world.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published:
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0571268943

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