New to the police force, WPC Helen Grace is assigned to her first clear-cut case. Sure there’s something sinister beneath the surface, Helen has a bad feeling . . . but who’s going to take the word of a rookie?
Running Blind is an exclusive eBook novella featuring DI Helen Grace, from bestselling author M. J. Arlidge.
Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man’s death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure.
Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from?
There’s a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover.
In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.
Ismeretlen szerző - Making It All Right
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Charles Dickens - The Parish Clerk / A falusi tanító
Kétnyelvű kiadványainkkal elsősorban a nyelvtanulóknak kívánunk segítséget nyújtani, hogy kellemes és tanulságos módon tökéletesíthessék tudásukat. Éppen ezért kiadványaink fordításánál minél nagyobb nyelvhűségre törekszünk, bár a jó magyar stílus követelményei helyenként megkívánják, hogy kisebb-nagyobb mértékben eltérjünk a szó szerinti fordítástól. Olvasóink számára a teljesség kedvéért dőlt betűs írással jelöltük azokat a magyar szövegben található szavakat vagy szócsoportokat, amelyek az eredeti szövegben nem szerepelnek, de a magyar nyelv szellemének megfelelően a magyar szövegben elkerülhetetlenek. Számozással jelöltük viszont azokat a legfontosabb kifejezéseket, amelyek jellegzetesen hozzátartoznak a szóban forgó idegen nyelvhez, de magyarra szó szerint le nem fordíthatók. A kiadvány végén jegyzetben közöljük az ezekre vonatkozó magyarázatokat.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes emlékiratai / The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle hősét sem a krimikedvelőknek, sem az igényes lektűr rajongóinak nem kell bemutatni. S bár kiadónk a közelmúltban a szerző valamennyi Sherlock Holmes-történetét tartalmazó sorozat első kötetét jelentette meg, úgy véltük, hogy az írások hangulatát, a zseniális nyomozó gondolatmenetét leghívebben az eredeti szöveg adhatja vissza. Itt az ideje tehát, hogy a méltán népszerű detektív és hű társa, dr. Watson kalandjai közül néhányat a magyar fordítással együtt angolul is közreadjuk. Így nem csak a krimi irodalom e klasszikusának kedvelői, de az angol nyelvvel már közelebbi ismeretségben álló olvasók is nagy élvezettel forgathatják a könyvet.
Iain M. Banks - The State of the Art
The first ever collection of Iain M. Banks's short fiction, this volume includes the acclaimed novella, The State of the Art. This is a striking addition to the growing body of Culture lore, and adds definition and scale to the previous works by using the Earth of 1977 as contrast. The other stories in the collection range from science fiction to horror, dark-coated fantasy to morality tale. All bear the indefinable stamp of Iain Banks's staggering talent.
Graham McNeill - The Last Phoenix
The Horus Heresy continues in this omnibus, with the fall of the III Legion to Chaos. The novels _Fulgrim_ and _Angel Exterminatus_ serve as a chronicle of Fulgrim’s corruption, while _The Crimson Fist_, _The Reflection Crack’d_ and many other tales from the New York Times bestselling series reveal the true extent of his damnation. Contains the following short stories: _The Phoenician_, _Iron Within_, _Imperfect_, _Chirurgeon_, _Lucius_, _The Eternal Blade_ plus the two novellas _The Crimson Fist_ and the _The Reflection Crack’d_. With the Space Marine Legions falling upon one another in open battle, the most flawed of the mighty primarchs began to pursue their own agendas, seeking out whatever destinies they imagined for themselves under Horus’s new order. Fulgrim, the Phoenician lord of the Emperor’s Children, had always striven to outshine his brothers – but even he could never have guessed the depths of betrayal to which he would eventually sink in pursuit of greater power...
Ruth Hogan - The Keeper of Lost Things
A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost. Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners. Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made. As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.
Ismeretlen szerző - Whodunit?
Egy tucat izgalmas történetet, eredeti angol ,,thriller"-t tart kezében a kedves Olvasó. E meghökkentő elbeszélések igen alkalmasak arra, hogy lebilincselő cselekményük révén átsegítsék a tanulni vágyó olvasót a nyelvi nehézségeken. Hangulati tartományuk a ,,mystery story" rémületétől a klasszikus krimi intellektuális élményén keresztül a parodizáló humoreszk túláradó vidámságáig terjed.
Mark Samuels - Written in Darkness
These nine tales are apocalyptic in the truest sense—they lift the veil and uncover what is hidden. Europe decays, but the Bloody Baron’s spirit will not rest. A lone yachtsman is becalmed at sea, and confronts madness, or something greater than madness. A condemned office building is besieged by the forces of transcendent decay. In the city of exiles, an unguessable secret awaits. These and other strange encounters, intrusions and transformations are to be found within these pages, Written in Darkness.
Mark Samuels - The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales
Cryptic and potent languages, bizarre cults, mysteries that span the gulf between life and death, occult influences that reverberate through history like a dying echo, irresistible cosmic decay, forces of nightmare that distort reality itself, gateways to worlds where esoteric knowledge rots the future. Here, from Mark Samuels, the author of 'Glyphotech and Other Macabre Processes' and modern exemplar of mystical horror, is a collection of tales that forms a veritable Rosetta Stone for scholars of cosmic wonder and terror.
Adam L. G. Nevill - Hasty for the Dark
The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground. No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels. A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage. Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed. A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement. No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story. The origin of our species is not what we think. In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright. Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity... Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. These selected terrors range from the speculative to supernatural horror, encompass the infernal and the occult, and include stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Aickman, Mark Samuels and Ramsey Campbell. The author's best later horror stories are collected here for the first time.
Aaron Dembski-Bowden - Guy Haley - Nick Kyme - Chris Wraight - Josh Reynolds - Steve Lyons - Jonathan Green - Rachel Harrison - War for Armageddon
In the bleak 41st millennium, the planet Armageddon is on the cusp of annihilation. The strategically vital hive world has captured the attention of infamous ork warlord Ghazghkull Thraka, and when the Astra Militarum and whole Titan Legions prove unable to halt the invasion, it is feared that both the planet and the wider sector will be lost to the greenskins. But the Imperium refuses to succumb and unleashes the Space Marines - genetically engineered warriors who thirst for naught but blood and victory. But can even this alliance of mankind's greatest warriors hope to turn the tide against Ghazghkull and his endless ork horde? This high-octane omnibus contains the classic novel Helsreach by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, alongside four novellas and a host of short stories by some of Black Library best-known authors, including Guy Haley, Nick Kyme, Chris Wraight and Josh Reynolds.
Trisha Ashley - A Vintage Christmas
Lucy is so excited to announce she’s getting married this Christmas. She’s picturing a small, simple wedding in the village hall. Her dream is to stand in her vintage dress next to a great, big Christmas tree with all her close friends and relatives… But Lucy’s mother thinks differently! She’s been saving all her life for her little girl’s big day. And she wants to see it done properly. But Christmas is far too soon…the list on her clipboard can’t possibly be ticked off in just a few months! And then there’s the mother-in-law to contend with. She hasn’t quite forgiven her son for proposing to the local riff-raff. She certainly won’t approve of this little charity shop wedding. And now even Lucy’s fiancé is starting to disagree with her vision… But Christmas is a time when miracles happen. And if Lucy wishes hard enough, Santa might just bring her the wedding of her dreams . . .
Ismeretlen szerző - In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and Continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe’s genius and produced their own popular tales of supernatural literature. This collection features masterful tales of terror by authors who, by and large, are little-remembered for their writing in this genre. Even Bram Stoker, whose Dracula may be said to be the most popular horror novel of all time, is not known as a writer of short fiction. Distinguished editor Leslie S. Klinger is a world-renowned authority on those twin icons of the Victorian age, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula. His studies into the forefathers of those giants led him to a broader fascination with writers of supernatural literature of the nineteenth century. The stories in this collection have been selected by him for their impact. Each is preceded by a brief biography of the author and an overview of his or her literary career and is annotated to explain obscure references. Read on, now, perhaps with a flickering candle or flashlight at hand... Stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Theodor Gautier, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lafcadio Hearn, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, and many others.
Noel Streatfeild - The Day Before Yesterday - Firsthand Stories of Fifty Years Ago
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
William King - David Guymer - Nathan Long - Ben McCallum - Josh Reynolds - Gotrek & Felix - The Second Omnibus
The Slayer and his poet companion – plus a host of friends new and old – hunt an ancient dragon, defend the city of Praag from an almighty siege and embark on a quest to save one of their number from the clutches of a vampire in a trio of action-packed novels.
Ismeretlen szerző - Wales Half Welsh
After years of near invisibility in contemporary fiction, in the shadow of the acclaimed offerings from Scotland and Ireland, today Wales can draw from a vibrant, diverse set of writers, from Trezza Azzopardi to James Hawes, from Niall Griffiths to Anna Davis. This is a vibrant, brilliant, and original collection, whose subjects range from childhood trauma to hipster thrills, but all of them share a pervasive sense of a dark, edgy world. So here they are: eleven new writers from Wales, a place perhaps catching up with its own distinctive history and way of life.
Trisha Ashley - Finding Mr. Rochester
In this fabulous ebook short story Trisha Ashley will whisk you away for a romantic treat on the Yorkshire moors. Plus the first chance to get your hands on some exclusive Trisha Ashley recipes. Budding author and die-hard Bronte fan Eleri Groves decides to escape from her disastrous love life to a remote farm cottage in Yorkshire. Living in the land of the Brontes has got to be better than her life at home and she hopes that she’ll find some inspiration for her next book. But what she doesn’t expect is to find her own Mr Rochester and much more than she bargained for …
Chris Priestley - Christmas Tales of Terror
From malevolent snowmen to Father Christmas - with a difference... Chris Priestley is on absolute top form in these atmospheric, clever and thoroughly chilling stories. Add a new kind of thrill to the fluffiest of seasons with seven brilliantly conceived examples of why you'd better be good at Christmas time. For stories which can be enjoyed by the whole family, unwrap these perfectly formed festive tales of terror, each with a gripping yarn and genius twist. Singing carols may never seem quite the same again... especially after dark.