Anne Perry’s spellbinding Victorian mysteries, especially those featuring William Monk, have enthralled readers for a generation. The Plain Dealer calls Monk “a marvelously dark, brooding creation”—and, true to form, this new Perry masterpiece is as deceptively deep and twisty as the Thames.
As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little—only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but—described as quiet and kempt—she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman.
What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk’s investigation?
While the public cries out for blood, Monk, his spirited wife, Hester, and their brilliant barrister friend, Oliver Rathbone, search for answers. From dank waterfront alleys to London’s fabulously wealthy West End, the three trail an ice-blooded murderer toward the unbelievable, possibly unprovable truth—and ultimately engage their adversaries in an electric courtroom duel. But unless they can work a miracle, a monumental evil will go unpunished and an innocent person will hang.
Anne Perry has never worn her literary colors with greater distinction than in A Sunless Sea, a heart-pounding novel of intrigue and suspense in which Monk is driven to make the hardest decision of his life.
Anne Perry - Callander Square
Murders just don’t happen in fashionable areas like Callander Square–but these two have. The police are totally baffled. Pretty, young Charlotte Ellison Pitt, however, is curious. Inspector Pitt’s well-bred wife doesn’t often meddle in her husband’s business, but something about this case intrigues her–to the point that staid Charlotte Pitt is suddenly rattling the closets of the very rich, seeking out backstairs gossip that would shock a barmaid, and unearthing truths that could push even the most proper aristocrat to murder.
Alycia Taylor - Devoured
Braxton surprised me in front of hundreds of students with a kiss. I try to avoid him, but when you live with someone it's extremely difficult. After agreeing to be just friends, we start hanging out. He has different plans for us and it has nothing to do with being friends, but sleeping with me. Will I be able to fight the urge to give in?
Alycia Taylor - Addicted
I finally gave in to Braxton. I trusted he would be faithful even though I knew his past. He knew my past too. The only problem with my past is that it showed up in a chair next to me at the bar. My ex-boyfriend. Will it be the end to Braxton and I?
M. M. Charles - One Homecoming
Maya Reid, 24, tries to make a new life in Florida while attending law school and keeping to herself as best as possible. She appears sane, but she often speaks to the Grim Reaper because of a mood disorder that makes her volatile and a danger to herself. She vows never to go back to Maryland after spending time in prison for a crime she did not commit. Unfortunately, a phone call about the suicide of her estranged mother pulls her back to the last place she wants to call home. Upon arrival, she attends the funeral. But after receiving her mother’s journal and reading the first repulsive entry, Maya realizes her mother is not all who she seemed to be. Maya must encounter old classmates, other distant and more ominous family members, and shifty characters who come to her aid while trying to solve the disturbing mystery of her mother’s death and make peace with the matriarch’s twisted past.
Dean Crawford - Survivor
A civilisation destroyed. A species doomed to wander the cosmos. A lone survivor feared by all, her voice silenced and her face veiled behind a metal mask. The Atlantia is all that remains of humanity: a former fleet frigate turned prison-ship now hunted by a terrifying force and haunted by escaped convicts threatening the survival of her beleaguered crew and civilians. Trapped in orbit around a foreign world, damaged and low on supplies, the crew of the Atlantia are forced to make a deal with the devil to forge an alliance of murderous convicts, exhausted soldiers and terrified civilians in a last-ditch attempt to confront the technological horror that has consumed mankind. Humanity’s last stand begins here, and only one woman stands between annihilation and our future…
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition 2.
No MAN’s Land in 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the planet’s population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women is left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely. The "gendercide," however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason, one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twentysomething becomes the most important person on the planet - the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague. For Yorick himself, the most important person on the planet is 10,000 miles away - and he will stop at nothing to find her. But as he travels across this strange new world, danger and opportunity alike threaten to derail his journey - and with it the future of the human race. Collected for the first time in deluxe hardcover editions, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s acclaimed VERTIGO series Y: THE LAST MAN brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?
Kristin Hannah - Firefly Lane
From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget . . . one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Cambridge History of Latin America I.
The Cambridge History of Latin America is the first authoritative large-scale history of the whole of Latin America - Mexico and Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (and Haiti), Spanish South America and Brazil - from the first contacts between the native peoples of the Americas and Europeans in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present day. A major work of collaborative international scholarship, The Cambridge History of Latin America has been planned, co-ordinated and edited by a single editor, Dr Leslie Bethell, Reader in Hispanic American and Brazilian History at University College London. It will be published in eight volumes. Each volume or set of volumes examines a period in the economic, social, political, intellectual and cultural history of Latin America.
Ruth Silver - Aberrant
In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system. With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.
Hayashiya Shizuru - Hayate X Blade Omnibus 2.
Dean Amachi Hitsugi has lorded over the student body of Tenchi Academy with a unique mix of eccentric policies and scatterbrained benevolence, but all that could be coming to an end. Stoic Hoshikawa Kurea and her unruly partner, Tsukishima Minori, think they have a fool-proof plan for usurping Hitsugi’s position atop the Hoshitori ranks and seizing control of the entire Academy. Meanwhile, the rest of the students are gearing up for the upcoming School Festival. To Ayana’s chagrin, most of the classes--including her own--have decided to have maid cafes! Worst of all... Ayana’s girl-crazy roommate Jun is in charge of designing Ayana’s maid outfit, and it’s sure to be too hot to handle! Hayate X Blade is an action-packed romantic comedy romp, with hints of yuri. It’s currently the most popular and longest running yuri manga series in Japan. Its blend of light girl/girl romance with nonstop swordfighting action distinguishes it as a unique and exciting manga series that has earned a die-hard legions of fans.
Darren Shan - Cirque du Freak 7.
Setting out from Vampire Mountain, Darren embarks on a mission as part of an elite quartet sent to find the Vampanese Lord. Along their journey, though, they are imparted an ominous prophecy: “…If you have face the Vampaneze Lord four times and fail to kill him, only one of you will live to witness the fall of the vampire clan.”
Hinako Ashihara - Sand Chronicles 6.
After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness. Ann and Daigo begin dating other people. But can anyone take the place of her first love in Ann's heart? Then, Ann learns a surprising secret about her father's romantic life!
Hinako Ashihara - Sand Chronicles 7.
Can the sands of time bury the pain of the past? Ann's junior high school reunion is coming up, and she hasn't seen Daigo in two years. How will their reunion go? Twelve-year-old Ann and her divorced mother move from the big city, Tokyo, to her mother's rural hometown. How will Ann survive her exile from civilization? Then, when her mother commits suicide, Ann has to grow up fast. As the years pass, Ann learns to trust and depend on her new friends, Daigo and aristocratic siblings, Fuji and Shika. But when Ann moves back to Tokyo to be with her father, will she be able to maintain a long-distance relationship with Daigo? And do Fuji and Shika harbor romantic feelings of their own that might rip their childhood friendships apart?
Hinako Ashihara - Sand Chronicles 8.
Can the sands of time heal all wounds? Can the sands of time bury the pains of the past? Revisiting scenes and people from earlier days drives Ann to an impulsive act of desperation. Who will stand by her now? And will she ever make peace with her past...and herself?
Hinako Ashihara - Sand Chronicles 9.
What were our parents like at our age? We'll never really know...But now you can get a glimpse into the teenage years of the mothers of Ann, Daigo, Fuji and Shika. How was their destiny shaped? Plus, Ann's little sister visits Shika - and Ann's ex-fiance! - in New York City.
Konami Kanata - Chi's Sweet Home 10.
As Chi Yamada has shown, kittens are a resourceful and strong lot. Through play and exploration they learn to hunt for their food and to define their territory, much like the big cats of the savannah and jungle. Chi's turf now stretches out for blocks. But after a brief sick spell, she is confined to her condo home while her instincts and heart command her to go out to spend time with her stray friends. So after a sneaky escape from home, Chi makes her way back to the company of her friends, Cocchi and Blackie, but this time she departs with a better understanding of what it means to be a "cat". What exactly does freedom or being a stray mean, though, is something she will have to learn first hand. And there may be a bit of a kitty culture shock in store.
Natsumi Itsuki - Jyu-Oh-Sei 1.
In 2436 AD, young twins Thor and Rai are living on the space station Space Colony Juno. Their entire lives are turned upside down when one day they discover their parents are murdered, and then they are kidnapped and ushered to the foresaken 'Planet of the Beast King' by unknown masked men.
Paul Benjamin - Shaman
Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Tornados. The elements of Azeroth are out of control, unleashing devastating natural disasters that threaten to tear Azeroth asunder. All hope rests with the shaman, who are able to commune with the elements. Muln Earthfury, the shaman leader of the secretive Earthen Ring, attempts to pacify the elements -- but his pleas fall on deaf ears. The elements are unresponsive, full of confusion and chaos. The Earthen Ring is riddled with doubt. Have the shaman lost their ability to corral and guide the elements? Mysteriously, Shotoa arrives. This Tauren shaman doesn't just merely tend to the elements -- he forces them to do his bidding. Shotoa promises to lead the Earthen Ring into a new era of Shamanism... As the world crumbles around them, Muln and the Earthen Ring must decide if Shotoa is a hero or a heretic..
Richard A. Knaak - The Kingdom of Shadow
Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed.... Legend speaks of a long-dead city known as Ureh, thought by many to have been a gateway to the High Heavens. It is believed that every two thousand years, when the stars align and the shadow of Mount Nymyr falls upon the ruins, Ureh is reborn -- and all its lost riches are revealed to those brave enough to seek them out. Now, after a lifetime of research and intense calculation, the Vizjerei sorcerer, Quov Tsin, has come to witness Ureh's rebirth for himself. But that which awaits Tsin and his hired band of mercenaries is nothing like what they expected. They will find that the dream of radiant Ureh is, in fact, a twisted nightmare of horror -- one that will draw them inexorably into The Kingdom of Shadow An original tale of swords, sorcery, and timeless struggle based on the bestselling, award-winning M-rated computer game from Blizzard Entertainment. Intended for mature readers.