A vicious serial killer is holding the country to ransom, publicly – and gruesomely – murdering his victims.
When a man is burnt alive on a bonfire, it seems like a tragic Guy Fawkes Night accident. But with the discovery of a young couple on Valentine’s Day – each with an arrow through the heart – something more sinister becomes clear. A ‘calendar killer’ is on the loose.
Detective Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is up against it. With a rising body count and the public’s eyes on him, Heck must find the killer before he executes more victims.
Because this killer has a plan. And nothing will stop him completing it.
A heart-stopping and grisly thriller that will enthral fans of Stuart MacBride and Katia Lief.
Tom Hutchinson - Project 2
A Project a jól ismert Project English nyelvkönyvsorozat átdolgozott kiadása, mely a három kötet helyett most öt szinten biztosít szilárd alapokat a felsőtagozatos korosztály számára az angol nyelv elsajátításához. A Project minden szinten a következő részekből áll: tanulói könyv, ... Folytatás ›› munkafüzet, hangkazetták és tanári könyv. A tanári könyv kiegészítő feladatokat és teszteket is kínál. Főbb jellegzetességei: a tanulók nyelvtani tudatosságának kialakítása, mely világos rendszert, önálló elemző gondolkodást eredményez. Az életszerű, érdekes beszédhelyzetek, melyekben a tanulók angoltudásukat a valós élethez hasonló szituációkban gyakorolhatják. Az állandó és mind a négy alapkészségre kiterjedő készségfejlesztés. A brit és más angol nyelvű kultúrák bemutatása, melyből kiindulva a tanulók saját országuk kultúrájáról beszélhetnek. Az önálló tanulás stratégiájának kialakítása, melyet a tankönyv Progress diary és a munkafüzet Progress check elemei segítenek. A dalok, a fejtörők és a játékosok feladatok, melyek élvezetessé teszik a nyelvgyakorlást. A Project minden szinten a következő részekből áll: tanulói könyv, munkafüzet, hangkazetták és tanári könyv. A tanári könyv kiegészítő feladatokat és teszteket is kínál.
Gena Showalter - The Nymph King
Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian's touch. None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure—until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom. The cynical Shaye wants nothing to do with the mighty warlord, but she's inexplicably drawn to him. For underneath the warrior's arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire…. Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there's one thing Shaye doesn't know…. That when a nymph discovers his true mate, she's his for life.
Wilfried Van Der Will - The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture
A definitive guide to German culture from its emergence as a nation state in 1871 to the present day. Fundamental yet complex questions such as where/what is Germany and who were/are Germans are addressed in a sensitive fashion. Historical, political, legal and social institutions are explained, as are sexual, racial and class structures and divisions. Art, architecture, film, dance, music, mass media and literature are all explored. Key concepts and definitions are explained and all quotes are translated.
Alan Moore - From Hell
Legendary comics writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, From Hell has become a modern masterpiece of crime noir and historical fiction.
William Shakespeare - Sonnets / Szonettek
A kötetben Szabó Lőrinc fordításai találhatók Shakespeare Szonettjeinek eredeti szövegével. Az összehasonlító elemzésre is alkalmas fordítások még a 20. század elején készültek, de mindmáig megőrizték időtlenségüket, a költőiség balzsama által. Az óangol szövegek szépsége versenyez az irodalmi magyarral. Mindezt Fux Pál 154 illusztrációja teszi igazán színessé.
Robin Hobb - Fool's Errand
For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But that is about to change when destiny seeks him once again. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished and FitzChivalry, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony--thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment...or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him or how his loyalties to his Queen, his partner, and those who share his magic will be tested to the breaking point.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Natural Born Charmer
When millionaire Dean Robillard meets Blue Bailey, she couldn't be more down on her luck; her ex has stolen all her money and she's got no place to go. A football hero, Dean is taking a holiday while recovering from a career-threatening injury. He'd planned a solo road trip to get his head together. The last thing he needs is a damsel in distress tagging along for the ride. However, despite Dean's misgivings the two find themselves thrown together and soon Blue has moved into his home and is merrily turning his world upside down. Their attraction is mutual but can their relationship really survive when the only other thing they have in common is their distrust of love?
Gena Showalter - Heart of the Dragon
Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters—or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame. But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders. Now Grace's life was in his hands, and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis's fiercest dragon.
Daniel C. Dennett - Breaking the Spell - Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Breaking the Spell is Daniel Dennett's most innovative and important work yet; it offers a profound challenge to society and a compelling new history of belief. In this provocative and timely book, Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion, and discusses why and how different faiths have commanded allegiance and shaped so many lives. He argues passionately for the need to understand this phenomenon and offers a truly original and comprehensive explanation for religion. What was the psychological and cultural soil in which it first took root? How did it evolve? Is it the product of blind evolutionary instinct or of rational choice? Dennett shows how these ideas could have spread from individual superstitions, via shamanism and the early `wild' strains of religion to today's institutionalized systems. Dennett brings religion into the realm of real public debate - and, in so doing, he breaks the spell.
Katherine Applegate - Lucas gets hurt
Lucas hurt when he watches Zoey, the love of his life, drift back into the arms of her old boyfriend, Jake. That's when Claire appears, wanting to help Lucas forget his problems. But if Zoey finds out what happened between Lucas and Claire, will she ever take him back?
Megan Shepherd - A Cold Legacy
After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls. Then Juliet uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own. With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.
Charlotte Roche - Wetlands
With more than one million copies sold in Germany and rights snapped up in twenty-seven countries, Wetlands is the sexually and anatomically explicit novel that is changing the conversation about female identity and sexuality around the world. Helen Memel is an outspoken eighteen-year-old, whose childlike stubbornness is offset by a precocious sexual confidence. She begins her story from a hospital bed, where she's slowly recovering from an operation and lamenting her parents' divorce. To distract herself, Helen ruminates on her past sexual adventures in increasingly uncomfortable detail, taking the reader on a sensational journey through Helen's body and mind. Punky alienated teenager, young woman reclaiming her body from the tyranny of repressive hygiene (women mustn't smell, excrete, desire), bratty smartass, vulnerable, lonely daughter, shock merchant, and pleasure seeker—Helen is all of these things and more, and her frequent attempts to assert her maturity ultimately prove just how fragile, confused, and young she truly is. As Helen constantly blurs the line between celebration, provocation, and dysfunction in her relationship with her body, Roche exposes the double bind of female sexuality, delivering a compulsively readable and fearlessly intimate manifesto on sex, hygiene, and the repercussions of family trauma.
Jean Webster - When Patty went to College
When Patty Went to College is the first novel by author Jean Webster, originally being published in 1903. This novel is a humorous story of about life in an all girls college at the end of the 19th century. The focus of When Patty Went to College is the title character Patty Wyatt who has a struggle to conform to the way of life in an all girls college, and as a class clown she plays pranks and entertains her friends. Patty, well into her senior year, looks to the future to see what life will be like once she graduates. This is an excellent title for those who are fans of the writings of Jean Webster and for those who are just starting to discover her work.
Robin Kaye - Breakfast in Bed
Rich, the epitome of "anti-domestic," can't cook to save his life, and his idea of cleaning his apartment is to invite his mother over. But he's ready to settle down, and he can't stop thinking about the ex-girlfriend who got away. When he notices that his soon-to-be-married friends cooked and cleaned their way into their women's hearts, he asks his friend Becca to help transform him into a nurturing man to win back his ex. Rich is the only guy who's taken the time to know Becca for herself. She decides she'll give him the makeover he's asking for, though she'll be damned if she's going to turn him into a domestic god for another woman. She wants Rich for herself, but how can she convince him that her kitchen and her bedroom are the only domestic locales he desires?
Paullina Simons - The Bronze Horseman
The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.
Erica Spindler - In Silence
A peaceful southern town. A terrible evil. The power of silence.Journalist Avery Chauvin is devastated when she receives word of her father's suicide. How could her father, a dedicated physician, have taken his own life? Returning to her hometown of Cypress Springs, Louisiana, Avery desperately searches for answers. Instead she hears whispered rumors of strange happenings, of neighbors who go missing in the night. She discovers a box of fifteen-year-old newspaper articles in her father's house, all covering the same event -- the brutal murder of a local woman. Why had her father kept them? Then the past and present collide. A woman is found savagely murdered. An outsider passing through town vanishes. And Avery begins to wonder, could her father have been murdered?
Tim O'Rourke - Vampire Shift
When twenty-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations and missing persons, with her unique ability of ‘seeing’, Kiera soon realises her life is in danger. But when Kiera falls in love with Police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and her heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the ‘Vampire Shift’.
Karin Fossum - The Caller
One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood. Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully the baby is unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken. Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window, the inspector watches a figure slip across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message. Hell begins now.