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Обложка книги Telegram. Как запустить канал, привлечь подписчиков и заработать на контенте Telegram. Как запустить канал, привлечь подписчиков и заработать на контенте

 Автор: Сенаторов Артем Алексеевич

 Жанр: Деловая литература, Маркетинг, PR, реклама, О бизнесе популярно


Telegram стал любимым мессенджером миллионов людей: он удобный, быстрый, в нем есть всё – от обычных чатов до настоящих СМИ. Что особенно ценно – Telegram не режет ленту и не скрывает важные публикации. Блокировки лишь подстегивают интерес к нему – как со стороны обычных пользователей, так и со стороны блогеров и компаний, которые хотят продвигать и продавать свои товары и услуги через Telegram.

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Обложка книги A Long December A Long December

 Автор: Harstad Donald

 Серия: Carl Houseman

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги A long finish A long finish

 Автор: Dibdin Michael

 Серия: Aurelio Zen

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги A Long Line of Dead Men A Long Line of Dead Men

 Автор: Block Lawrence

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

The newest Matt Scudder novel by the blessedly prolific Block is right up to his usual standards. It takes a while to set up the situation (someone in an exclusive male dinner club that meets once a year is killing off the members at an alarming rate), but once it's established, Matt gets his man by his usual patient attention to detail and sheer doggedness. He almost misses him, however (giving rise to a matchless last line), and the punishment meted out to the villain is a highly unusual variant on the kind Scudder thinks up when the law, as sometimes happens, is helpless to act. His ex-call girl companion, Elaine, is her usual comforting self, and there's a brilliant portrait of an offbeat New York lawyer, obviously modeled on William Kunstler, who specializes in representing the underdog. The scene where the lawyer and suspicious ex-cop Scudder get to know and like each other is alone worth the price of the book. Those who become impatient with Scudder's determined pursuit of AA meetings-and it's possible to do so-should note his publisher's assertion that he now has a strong following not only among mystery buffs but also in "the recovery community."

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Обложка книги A Long Night's Vigil at the Temple A Long Night's Vigil at the Temple

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги A long shadow A long shadow

 Автор: Todd Charles

 Серия: Ian Rutledge

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги A Long Walk Up the Waterslide A Long Walk Up the Waterslide

 Автор: Winslow Don

 Серия: Neal Carey

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги A Long Way Down A Long Way Down

 Автор: Hornby Nick

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


New Year’s Eve at Toppers’ House, North London’s most popular suicide spot. And four strangers are about to discover that doing away with yourself isn’t quite the private act they’d each expected.

Perma-tanned Martin Sharp’s a disgraced breakfast TV presenter who had it all—the family, the pad, the great career—and wasted it away. Killing himself is Martin’s logical response to an unlivable life.

Maureen has to do it tonight, because of Matty being in the home. He was never able to do any of the normal things kids do—like walk or talk—and his loving mum can’t cope any more.

Half-crazed with heartbreak, loneliness, adolescent angst, seven Bacardi Breezers and two Special Brews, Jess’s ready to jump, to fly off the roof.

Finally, there’s JJ—tall, cool, American, looks like a rock-star—who’s weighed down with a heap of problems, and pizza.

Four strangers, who moments before were convinced that they were alone and going to end it all that way, share out the pizza and begin to talk… only to find that they have even less in common than first suspected.

Funny, sad and deeply moving, Nick Hornby’s A Long Way down is a novel that asks some of the big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and whether a group of losers, and pizza, can really see you through a long, dark night of the soul.

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Обложка книги An Evening of Long Goodbyes An Evening of Long Goodbyes

 Автор: Murray Paul

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Acclaimed as one of the funniest and most assured Irish novels of the last decade, An Evening of Long Goodbyes is the story of Dubliner Charles Hythloday and the heroic squandering of the family inheritance. Featuring drinking, greyhound racing, vanishing furniture, more drinking, old movies, assorted Dublin lowlife, eviction and the perils of community theatre, Paul Murray's debut novel is a tour de force of comedic writing wrapped in an honest-to-goodness tale of a man — and a family — living in denial…

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Обложки нет Beth_s Long Drive

 Автор:

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

 Автор: Fountain Ben

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk is a razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq. It explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad.

Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.

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Обложка книги Cold a Long Time Cold a Long Time

 Автор: Leake John

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив, Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Award (Bronze Medal, True Crime)

“One of the biggest cover-up cases I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen it all.”

—Margaret McLean, author, former Boston prosecutor and Boston College Law Professor.

In August of 1989, Duncan MacPherson—a pro hockey player from Saskatoon, Canada—vanished without a trace in Europe. With no help from the police, his parents, Lynda and Bob, drove all over the Alps looking for him, and finally found his car at the Stubai Glacier, a popular ski resort near Innsbruck, Austria. Thus began their twenty-year struggle to discover why their son had disappeared after snowboarding on a beginner slope. Had he, as the local police suggested, wandered off the beaten track and died in a remote area, or had he been the victim of something sinister?

In the course of their search, the MacPhersons encountered an extraordinary cast of characters, including a 5,000-year-old ice mummy, an amnesiac initially thought to be Duncan, a renowned psychic with a startling vision, a charismatic ski resort developer, and a deceptively friendly forensic doctor. In 2009 they asked author John Leake to help them with their ongoing search for answers, and after a two-year investigation, he discovered the shocking reality of what happened to Duncan.

Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery recounts the strange and agonizing odyssey of the MacPherson family. It is a story about tremendous love, perseverance, and the irrepressible desire to know the truth, literally at all costs. It is also the story of a twisted cover-up, committed by the ski resort, the local police, and high-ranking officials in Innsbruck.

Leake’s findings are the subject of the television documentary “A Cold Case,” produced by the fifth estate—Canada’s premier investigative news program.

“Leake skillfully and exhaustively takes a complex story and makes it eminently readable.”

—The Regina Leader-Post
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Обложка книги Daddy Long Stroke Daddy Long Stroke

 Автор: Cairo

 Серия:

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Эротика


Dramatic, bold and racy, Daddy Long Stroke uncovers the shocking and painful reality of some men’s belief systems about women and sex. Cairo offers readers a voyeuristic look into the mind of a womanizer who manipulates and seduces women by using what he’s got—good looks, chiseled physique, charisma, and sexual prowess—to get what he wants without remorse, or regret.

Sexy and thuggish, Alexander Maples, aka Daddy Long Stroke, is a womanizer. Arrogant and self-indulged, he is what every woman secretly craves in the bedroom—rough, rugged, and ravenous. And he is always happy to deliver.

Alexander knows no boundaries when it comes to pleasing a woman, leaving no area untouched, not even her heart—or her wallet. But love is the last thing on his mind. Getting paid, and whetting his sexual appetite are the only things that motivate this salacious gigolo. And any woman trying to claim him finds herself on the receiving end of heartache, tears, and drama.

Written in raw, graphic language, Daddy Long Stroke is a cautionary tale of one man’s insatiable thirst for sex and his quest to bed down as many women he possibly can—no matter the costs, and no matter who gets hurt in the process.

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Обложка книги En long, en large et en travers En long, en large et en travers

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Иронический детектив, Шпионский детектив


Le roi de la sardine à l'huile a disparu !

La recherche dans l'intérêt des familles, c'est pas mon blot !

Mais quand Béru et Pinaud se volatilisent à leur tour, je me mets en chasse… En compagnie de la légitime du disparu.

Une jeune femme inconsolable…

Inconsolable ?

Tous les locataires de l'hôtel de la Manche affirment l'avoir entendue gémir toute la nuit… mais pas de chagrin, croyez-moi !

Approchez, mes belles, je vais vous raconter ça en long, en large et en travers.

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Обложки нет Exodus from the Long Sun

 Автор: Wolfe Gene

 Серия: The Book of the Long Sun

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


This fourth volume of “The Book of the Long Sun” sees Patera Silk, the charismatic young auger continuing to play a key role as matters move to a surprising climax.

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Обложка книги Fallout: Equestria - Long live the Queen![ Fallout: Equestria - Long live the Queen![

 Автор: Аполо

 Жанр: Фантастика, Киберпанк


Довольно часто злоключения попаданцев следствие их же действий. Например хамства своим «работодателям». И вот наш герой, ставший кузнецом собственного несчастья, пробуждается в теле Принцессы Чейнджлингов, будущей Королевы, в одинокой пещере посреди мира что готов сгореть в вихре магического огня.

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Обложки нет From the Notebooks Of Lazarus Long

 Автор: Heinlein Robert A

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Hothouse, aka The Long Afternoon of Earth

 Автор: Aldiss Brian

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In this science fiction classic (1962) based on Hothouse, Hugo Best Short Story Winner of 1962, we are transported millions of years from now, to the boughs of a colossal banyan tree that covers one face of the globe. The last remnants of humanity are fighting for survival, terrorised by the carnivorous plants and the grotesque insect life.

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Обложка книги In the Year of Long Division In the Year of Long Division

 Автор: Raffel Dawn

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Dawn Raffel's debut delivers us to the wild spaces of a youth in the Midwest and to the blank terrors of the heart. There is a cold wind blowing through these stories, whose sentences come to us as a rebuke to anything felt. In her flight from sentiment, Raffel masterfully reifies the new will to absence that marks the moral and emotional bearing of her generation. The result is not just an acknowledgment of all our long divisions — the divide between impulse and the means to apprehend it, between desire and entrapment — but of the final sweet concession that we must each of us make to the futility of even the smallest mending. In the Year of Long Division gives us the triumph of craft over the obstinance of expression and the installation of a writer certain to be cited in the continuing reinvention of the American short story.

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Обложка книги Lake of the Long Sun Lake of the Long Sun

 Автор: Wolfe Gene

 Серия: The Book of the Long Sun

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


The Book of the Long Sun (1993–1996) is a series of four science fantasy novels. The Lake of the Long Sun is second book in that series

When the gods of the Whorl speak to him about the future, clergyman Patera Silk begins a quest to save his church and his people, the citizens of a giant spaceship on a generations-old voyage to a forgotten destiny.

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Обложка книги Lights All Night Long Lights All Night Long

 Автор: Fitzpatrick Lydia

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer

Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant and completely captivating…. One of the most propulsive, un-put-downable literary novels I’ve read in ages.”

—Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Fifteen-year-old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life: a year in America as an exchange student. The abundance of his new world—the Super Walmarts and heated pools and enormous televisions—is as hard to fathom as the relentless cheerfulness of his host parents. And Sadie, their beautiful and enigmatic daughter, has miraculously taken an interest in him.

But all is not right in Ilya’s world: he’s consumed by the fate of his older brother Vladimir, the magnetic rebel to Ilya’s dutiful wunderkind, back in their tiny Russian hometown. The two have always been close, spending their days dreaming of escaping to America. But when Ilya was tapped for the exchange, Vladimir disappeared into their town’s seedy, drug-plagued underworld. Just before Ilya left, the murders of three young women rocked the town’s usual calm, and Vladimir found himself in prison.

With the help of Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Ilya embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir’s innocence. Piecing together the timeline of the murders and Vladimir’s descent into addiction, Ilya discovers the radical lengths to which Vladimir has gone to protect him—a truth he could only have learned by leaving him behind.

A rich tale of belonging and the pull of homes both native and adopted, Lights All Night Long is a spellbinding story of the fierce bond between brothers determined to find a way back to each other.

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Обложка книги Long After Midnight Long After Midnight

 Автор: Bradbury Ray Douglas

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложки нет Long After Midnight

 Автор: Брэдбери Рэй

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

Long After Midnight (Далеко за полночь)

The Stories of Ray Bradbury (И грянул гром: 100 рассказов)

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Обложки нет Long distance, или Славянский акцент

 Автор: Палей Марина

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Обложка книги Long Gone Long Gone

 Автор: Burke Alafair

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


"Long Gone should come with a warning. It's a compulsively readable, highly addictive story. The ending will leave you breathless." – Karin Slaughter

After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District.

According to Drew Campbell, the well-suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner. Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, allowing her to run the gallery on her own. Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees a perfect opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award-winning and controversial film maker.

Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone-the space stripped bare as if it had never existed-and Drew Campbell's dead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice's dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence. The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone.

The artist whose work she displayed doesn't seem to exist. And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else.

When police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she's been set up. Now she has to prove it-a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high-tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long-hidden secrets involving her own family… secrets that could cost Alice her life.

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Обложка книги Long John Silver Long John Silver

 Автор: Larsson örn

 Жанр: Приключения, Морские приключения


¿Quién no recuerda a Long John Silver, el famoso Pata de Palo de La isla del tesoro? Espíritu rebelde, audaz y mujeriego, el intrépido marino surcó los mares a las órdenes de piratas tan temidos como England o Flint, contrabandeó en las costas de Francia y fue vendido como esclavo en las Antillas, convirtiéndose en el personaje más carismático y controvertido de R. L. Stevenson.

Este hombre seductor, capaz de mil traiciones y siempre dispuesto a pactar para sobrevivir, nos cuenta ahora su intensa vida desde su retiro en la isla de Madagascar: así es como la magia de la letra impresa consigue hacernos llegar una autobiografía imposible y sin embargo tan real como las mejores páginas de la buena literatura.

Björn Larsson, escritor y navegante, es el autor de este doble salto mortal que nos regala la voz de Pata de Palo para que él mismo nos diga la verdad, y nada más que la verdad, sobre sus andanzas de hombre y marinero.

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Обложка книги Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

 Автор: Hannah Barry

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ("Airships, Bats Out of Hell") returns with an all-new collection of short stories.

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Обложка книги Long Live the Kejwa Long Live the Kejwa

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Also appeared as “Run of Luck.”

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Обложка книги Long Lost Long Lost

 Автор: Coben Harlan

 Серия: , Myron Bolitar

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Myron is summoned to Paris at the behest of an old lover, Therese. She is in unspecified trouble and needs his help. When he gets there, he discovers that her ex-husband has been murdered and she is the main suspect. The interesting thing is that more than one blood-type has been discovered at the scene – and the other blood can only be attributed to the dead man's daughter. But she died 10 years before. So far, so Harlan. But there is a twist on his usual twists! Did the daughter really die? Did Therese's husband have a further child with someone else? All those are covered, but when the truth is actually revealed we suddenly reach a stunning new level, on par with Robert Ludlum.

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Обложка книги Long lost Long lost

 Автор: Morrell David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Like Robert Ludlum, Morrell began his bestselling career with short, tough action yarns (First Blood; Testament), then moved into very long, very complex conspiracy thrillers (The Brotherhood of the Rose). This modestly exciting thriller is a return to his old laconic style, but what's missing is the original plotting that has marked so much of Morrell's fiction. The novel does boast a first-rate setup: narrator Brad Denning is on top of the world, with a great career as an architect, a wonderful wife, Kate, and son, Jason, 11 never mind the trauma that scarred his youth, when his 11-year-old younger brother, Petey, was kidnapped, never to be found. Now a "rough-looking" man shows up outside Brad's Denver office, claiming to be the long-lost Petey. Brad takes Petey, who's apparently become a hard-knock drifter, into his home. Days later, Petey pushes Brad off a cliff, leaving him for dead. Battered Brad claws his way home to find Petey gone, along with the presumably kidnapped Kate and Jason. The remainder of the novel details Brad's cross-country attempt to track them down. Morrell tosses in a major complication when it appears that Petey may not be Petey after all, but few readers will be surprised by the novel's conclusion. Along the way, there are several strong action sequences, particularly one in which Brad gets trapped in a dark, snake-infested cellar, but Morrell has written this sort of pitch-black action scene before. The novel is slick, but there's little in it that's unexpected.

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Обложка книги Long Made Short Long Made Short

 Автор: Dixon Stephen

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


"Mr. Dixon wields a stubbornly plain-spoken style; he loves all sorts of tricky narrative effects. And he loves even more the tribulations of the fantasizing mind, ticklish in their comedy, alarming in their immediacy". — "New York Times Book Review".

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Обложка книги Long Man Long Man

 Автор: Greene Amy

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel drawn from real-life historical events: the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town-and a little girl goes missing.

A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade between its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authority's plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress-to bring electricity and jobs to the hardscrabble region-are about to take effect. Just one day remains before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; she'll do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit the family's land. But her husband wants to make a fresh start in Michigan, where he has found work that will secure the family's future. As the deadline looms, a storm as powerful as the emotions between them rages outside their door. Suddenly, they realize that Gracie has gone missing. Has she simply wandered off into the rain? Or has she been taken by Amos, the mysterious drifter who has come back to town, perhaps to save it in a last, desperate act of violence? Suspenseful, visceral, gorgeously told, Long Man is a searing portrait of a tight-knit community brought together by change and crisis, and of one family facing a terrifying ticking clock. It is a dazzling and unforgettable tour de force.

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Обложка книги Long Shadows Long Shadows

 Автор: Hunter Erin

 Серия: Warriors: Power of Three

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные, Детское, Детская проза, Детская фантастика

Обложка книги Long Shot Long Shot

 Автор: Coughlin Jack, Davis Donald A

 Серия: Kyle Swanson Sniper

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory.

But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States.

Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia.

From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade.

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Обложка книги Long Shot Long Shot

 Автор: Stine Megan, Stine H William

 Серия: The Three Investigators: Crimebusters

 Жанр: Детское, Детские остросюжетные


Fast-moving basketball -- fast-breaking mystery

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Обложка книги Long Time Dead Long Time Dead

 Автор: Black Tony

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


"Tony Black is my favourite British crime writer." – Irvine Welsh

Gus Dury is back on the drink. While in hospital after a hit-and-run accident, his best friend, Hod, asks him to investigate the ritual, on-campus hanging of an Edinburgh University student. The murder victim's mother is a high-profile actress, who has promised a big-money reward. Gus, desperate for money, goes undercover at the university, taking a janitor's job, and soon uncovers a similar ritualistic hanging which took place in the 70s. Few of the students are prepared to talk about it – until another one of their group turns up dead by the same method. But Gus now moves into very dangerous waters as he begins to discover what and who is really behind it all – and he becomes the next target for the executioner.

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Обложка книги Long Time No See Long Time No See

 Автор: McBain Ed

 Серия: 87th Precinct

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив


Jimmy Harris lost his eyesight in Vietnam. But it was on a cold city street that he lost his life. Somebody chloroformed his guide dog and slit Harris's throat. Detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer of the 87th Precinct shook their heads at the blood and waste of it all, then took the groggy dog back to headquarters, where it told them all it could — nothing.

Jimmy’s blind wife didn't tell Carella much more. And by the next morning, she wasn’t talking at all. She was dead. The only clue Carella could find to the double murder was a nightmare Jimmy had told an Army shrink ten years before... and the detective was too blind to see how a bad dream of sex and violence was the key to the dark places in a killer’s mind.

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Обложки нет Long Walk To Forever

 Автор: Воннегут Курт

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Обложка книги Los anarquistas de Long Spoon Lane Los anarquistas de Long Spoon Lane

 Автор: Perry Anne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


En el verano de 1893 una explosión hace arder varios edificios. Thomas Pitt participa en la persecución de varios hombres que se refugian en una casa de Long Spoon Lane. Tras un intercambio de disparos la policía entra en el lugar y se encuentra con que uno de los anarquistas tiene un tiro en la cabeza, sus compañeros culpan a la policía y se trata de un miembro de la aristocracia.

Para resolver el caso, Pitt se verá obligado a aliarse con un viejo enemigo y ex miembro del Círculo Interior, Sir Charles Voisey.

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Обложка книги Michael Shayne's Long Chance Michael Shayne's Long Chance

 Автор: Halliday Brett

 Серия: Michael Shayne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Крутой детектив


She was a full blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it to boot.

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Обложка книги Night of Long Shadows Night of Long Shadows

 Автор: Crilley Paul

 Серия: The Inquisitives

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Nightside the Long Sun Nightside the Long Sun

 Автор: Wolfe Gene

 Серия: The Book of the Long Sun

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


It has been nearly a decade since the completion of Gene Wolfe's four-volume epic The Book of the New Sun, "one of the modern masterpieces of imaginative literature - an evocation of a world so far in the future that magic and technology, poetry and science, are indistinguishable, a world heavy with time but not yet bereft of hope, a world brought to life by Mr. Wolfe's unique blend of slightly archaic diction and ever-surprising vocabulary" (The New York Times Book Review). In the intervening years his award-winning novels and stories have solidified his reputation both in fantasy and science fiction with a cascade of stunning achievements. No sf writer has been more highly and continually praised. Now Wolfe returns to science fiction with a mighty multi-volume mega-novel of mystery, war, and revolution, The Book of the Long Sun, set on a world, the Whorl, existing inside a giant starship sent from Urth to colonize a distant planet. Wolfe's previous work in this future universe has been hailed as a "major landmark of contemporary American literature" by Booklist, and "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers Weekly. Enormous in breadth and scope, Wolfe's ambitious new work opens out into a world of wonders, of gods and humans, aliens and machines, and mysterious adventures far out in space and deep inside the human spirit. It is set on a ship-world whose origins are shrouded in legend, ruled by strange gods who appear infrequently to their worshippers on large screens, and peopled by a human race changed by eons of time, yet familiar. Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of a masterpiece of science fiction for this decade. Life on the Whorl, and the struggles and triumphs of Patera Silk to satisfy the demands of the gods, will captivate readers yearning for something new and different in science fiction, for the magic of the future. The Book of the Long Sun is launched with success

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Обложка книги [Redwall 10] - The Long Patrol [Redwall 10] - The Long Patrol

 Автор: Jacques Brian

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

 Автор: Adams Douglas

 Серия: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика


The quest continues in the fourth volume in the ever-popular Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Against all odds, at the eleventh hour, and in the unlikeliest place of all, the intrepid Arthur Dent finds the girl of his dreams. After eight years and about 100,000 lightyears of intergalactic travel, he is looking a little down-at-the-heels himself, and she is heavily sedated because she thinks she is a hedgehog. She is also in the company of a brother that Arthur wouldn’t wish on a Vogon. But they are both in search of God’s Final Message to His Creation, and hey, this time they might actually find it.

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Обложка книги So Long, See You Tomorrow So Long, See You Tomorrow

 Автор: Maxwell William

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This Orange Inheritance Edition of So Long, See You Tomorrow is published in association with the Orange Prize for Fiction. Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of the Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Ann Patchett chose So Long, See You Tomorrow.

In rural Illinois, two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, until jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers — the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the troubled witness to his parent’s misery — is shattered. After the murder and upheavals that follow, the boys never speak again. Fifty years on, the narrator attempts a reconstruction of those devastating events and the atonement of a lifetime’s regret.

"The novel comes from a place so deep inside the human soul that I cannot imagine a time its wisdom would not feel fresh and applicable."-Ann Patchett

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Обложка книги Such A Long Journey Such A Long Journey

 Автор: Mistry Rohinton

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his father’s ambitions for him. He is the one reasonable voice amidst the ongoing dramas of his neighbours. One day, he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like an heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Compassionate, and rich in details of character and place, this unforgettable novel charts the journey of a moral heart in a turbulent world of change.

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Обложка книги Super-Toys Last All Summer Long Super-Toys Last All Summer Long

 Автор: Aldiss Brian Wilson

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


It started a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), back in 1969, when British author Brian W. Aldiss published a short story in Harper's Bazaar, entitled “Supertoys Last All Summer Long.” It challenged the whole public thought on machines and the idea of robots. And it also managed to pique the interest of director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick acquired the rights to the story from Aldiss in November of 1982, and had hopes to make it into a feature film. Aldriss, however, was skeptical, noting, “while Arthur [C. Clark]'s story looks outwards to the solar system, my story looks inwards,” referring to another of Kubrick's films, which was based upon Clark's short story, “The Sentinel.” (Aldiss has written a very nice Foreword, entitled “Attempting to Please,” preceding his latest book, Supertoys Last All Summer Long: And Other Short Stories of Future Time. The Foreword encompasses the “joking” relationship he and Kubrick had. The book also contains the two sequels to the original story, as well as several other stories — All fairly interesting, especially for science fiction readers.

Another disagreement that arose was that Kubrick had continually fashioned the story after “Pinnochio,” which Aldiss strictly objected to — “I could not or would not see the parallels between David, my five-year-old android, and the wooden creature who becomes human. It emerged that Stanley wished David to become more human, and wished, also, to have the Blue Fairly materialise. Never consciously rewrite old fairy stories, I say,” Aldiss comments in his Foreword.

Aldiss was quickly wheeled out of the picture at about 1990. Kubrick took on “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” rechristened it A.I., and continued to work on his little “Pinnochio”-esque fairy tale, bringing in others, such as Sara Maitland and Ian Watson. (Visual-Memory.co.uk has compiled a nice little history of the Stanley Kubrick side of A.I., so I don't feel the need to write it, when they've already done a wonderful job. Click the link to read more.) Aldiss went onto other things. Then, in 1999, Stanley Kubrick passed away. During the past 9 years or so, Kubrick had kept his friend Steven Spielberg very involved in the film, the two of them faxing over 900 pages of notes back and forth. When Kubrick passed away, his brother-in-law Jan Harlan Kubrick decided to pass the film along to Spielberg, whom Kubrick frequently had said would be the perfect director for the film.

And so it was. Steven Spielberg started up on the film, scrapping the numerous other scripts and treatments which Stanley Kubrick had gathered, and completely rewriting the script solely by himself, his first screenwriting job since Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was also during this time that it occurred to Brian Aldiss to re-read his short story — It occurred to him that the story of a young boy rejected by his mother could be continued. And so he wrote the two follow-ups, “Supertoys When Winter Comes” and “Supertoys in Other Seasons.” After completion, he passed both short stories onto Spielberg, who liked the ideas presented in them and purchased the rights to the two stories — Now, by an amicable arrangement with Warner Brothers, Spielberg had acquired all three Supertoy stories.

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Обложка книги Survivor of the Long March Survivor of the Long March

 Автор: Waite Charles, La Vardera Dee

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


Nothing prepares a man for war and Private Charles Waite, of the Queen’s Royal Regiment, was ill-prepared when his convoy took a wrong turning near Abbeville and met 400 German soldiers and half a dozen tanks. “The day I was captured, I had a rifle but no ammunition.” He lost his freedom that day in may 1940 and didn’t regain it until April 1945 when he was rescued by Americans near Berlin, having walked 1,600 kms from East Prussia.

Silent for seventy years, Charles writes about his five lost years: the terrible things he saw and suffered; his forced work in a stone quarry and on farms; his period in solitary confinement for sabotage; and his long journey home in one of the worst winters on record, across the frozen river Elbe, to Berlin and liberation. His story is also about friendship, of physical and mental resilience and of compassion for everyone who suffered.

Part of that story includes the terrible Long March, or Black March, when 80,000 British POWs were forced to trek through a vicious winter westwards across Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany as the Soviets approached. Thousands died. There are simply no memoirs of that terrible trek—except this one.

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Обложка книги The Apple Tree: a short novel & several long stories The Apple Tree: a short novel & several long stories

 Автор: du Maurier Daphne

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, Современная проза


A collection of sinister and macabre short stories by Daphne du Maurier, including "The Birds" on which Hitchcock famously based his film of the same name.

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Обложка книги The Girl with the Long Green Heart The Girl with the Long Green Heart

 Автор: Block Lawrence

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Иронический детектив, Крутой детектив


Even before he invented Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr, Block was writing terrific thrillers such as this.

Johnny Hayden and his partner had the perfect scam selling worthless Canadian land to marks. The scam just has to work, because at stake is Evvie — the girl with the long green heart.

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Обложка книги The Loneliness of the Long Distance Book Runner The Loneliness of the Long Distance Book Runner

 Автор: Rees Bill

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география


More than just a travel memoir, this book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the antique book trade. Hurdling from one anecdote to the next, Bill Rees regales readers with his many adventures selling valuable books. From finding a first edition on a Parisian pub shelf to opening a store in Paris and trading rare titles with big names like Ian McEwan and Alan Sillitoe, this account is packed with amusing narrative. Driven by the joys and trials of the author’s literary pursuit, the landscape of this quirky journey ranges from a small bookshop in Montpelier to a private library in Morocco, while the life path and story presented are a one-of-a-kind find.

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Обложка книги The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Perhaps one of the most revered works of fiction in the twentieth-century, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a modern classic about integrity, courage, and bucking the system. Its title story recounts the story of a reform school cross-country runner who seizes the perfect opportunity to defy the authority that governs his life. It is a pure masterpiece. From there the collection expands even further from the touching “On Saturday Afternoon” to the rollicking “The Decline and Fall and Frankie Buller.” Beloved for its lean prose, unforgettable protagonists, and real-life wisdom, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner captured the voice of a generation, and its poignant and empowering life lessons will continue to captivate and entertain readers for generations to come.

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Обложка книги The Long Chase The Long Chase

 Автор: Landis Geoffrey A

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul

 Автор: Adams Douglas

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика


When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even the British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all, and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all.

No rational cause could be found for the explosion - it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport, trying to catch the 15.37 to Oslo?

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Обложка книги The Long Dry The Long Dry

 Автор: Jones Cynan

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Waking up early to check the cattle, Gareth notices one of the calving cows is missing and sets off to find her before the sun gets too strong. What follows is a search through memory and anxiety about losing what he has as Gareth walks the land looking for the missing cow. Increasingly, the narrative is disturbed by arresting and often brutal imagery as things chip away at Gareth's patience and the need to find the cow becomes more pressing. The day unfolds, and the cow's behaviour emerges as a metaphor for the relationship between Gareth and his wife Kate as they stumble on desperately in their changing care for each other. Only the reader is aware of the tragedy that awaits the family a few days down the line, throwing the story into shadow with a terrible poignancy.

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Обложка книги The Long Earth The Long Earth

 Автор: Baxter Stephen, Pratchett Terry

 Серия:

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Научная Фантастика, Проза, Современная проза


The UK's bestselling fantasy writer and a giant of British SF combine forces to write an astonishing, mind-bending new series… The Long Earth.

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Junior cop Sally Jansson is called out to the house of Willis Lynsey, a reclusive scientist, for an animal-cruelty complaint: the man was seen forcing a horse in through the door of his home. Inside there is no horse. But Sally finds a kind of home-made utility belt. She straps this on – and 'steps' sideways into an America covered with virgin forest. Willis came here with equipment and animals, meaning to explore and colonise. And when Sally gets back, she finds Willis has put the secret of the belt on the internet. The great migration has begun…

The Long Earth: our Earth is but one of a chain of parallel worlds, lying side by side in a higher space of possibilities, each differing from its neighbours by a little (or a lot): an infinite landscape of infinite possibilities. And the further away you travel, the stranger the worlds get. The sun and moon always shine, the basic laws of physics are the same. However, the chance events which have shaped our particular version of Earth, such as the dinosaur-killer asteroid impact, might not have happened and things may well have turned out rather differently. But only our Earth hosts mankind.

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Обложка книги The Long Fall The Long Fall

 Автор: Mosley Walter

 Серия: Leonard McGill

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye

 Автор: Chandler Raymond

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


The Long Goodbye (1953) is a milestone in the genre. This novel demonstrated for the first time that hard-boiled fiction could serve as a vehicle for social comment and critique. While the apparent plot is slower paced and less metaphoric than Chandler's previous novels, the revealed plot shows him using his own life as a material, an autobiographical turn that prepared the way for Ross Macdonald.

Marlowe meets and befriends English expatriate Terry Lennox, a drunk who has been abandoned by his ex-wife Sylvia, at The Dancers Club. Months later he spots Lennox drunk again, runs him home, and sobers him up, giving him traveling money to Las Vegas. Lennox sends repayment and re-marries Sylvia, after which Marlowe shares an occasional drink with him: during one, Lennox accuses Sylvia of infidelity. He next appears at Marlowe's door in flight to Tijuana, apparently because he has killed her. Marlowe drives him there and stonewalls policemen Green and Dayton when he returns, spending time in jail. He refuses to cooperate with a lawyer sent by Sylvia's millionaire father, local magnate Harlan Potter.

Marlowe won't talk even after the D.A. says that Lennox wrote a full confession before shooting himself in Mexico. A reporter suggests to him that there is a cover-up, which is confirmed by calls from the lawyer and warnings from gangster Mendy Menendez, an old friend of Lennox, who explains that Lennox was captured by the Nazis during World War II. Marlowe gets a letter from Lennox, which waffles on his role in the murder and contains a $5,000 bill.

A second apparent plot begins when Howard Spencer, a publisher's representative, hires Marlowe to baby-sit hack novelist Roger Wade (Chandler's self-portrait). The alcoholic writer can't finish his novel and is missing, but his stunning blonde wife Eileen provides a note about "Dr. V" and details of Wade's stays at drunk farms. Marlowe gets information on these places from an old friend in a big agency and narrows his list to three suspects. None pan out except Dr. Verringer, who is about to sell out so that he can support a manic-depressive named Earl. Spying Wade through a window, Marlowe saves him from crazy Earl. For this he collects a kiss from Eileen, and he learns that she knew Sylvia Lennox, which links the two plots.

A lull follows, during which Marlowe meets Sylvia's sister Linda Loring and her insufferable doctor husband. They argue about Sylvia's murder and whether Harlan Potter wants the case closed, but a respectful friendship ensues. Marlowe sees the Lorings again at Roger Wade's cocktail party, where the doctor accuses the novelist of sleeping with his wife. A scene follows, but Wade handles the blow-up well. Marlowe, however, won't accept $1,000 to nanny the author through his novel. He doesn't like the writer's ego or his wife, who tells him her own story of true love lost.

A week later Wade calls for help, and Marlowe arrives to find him collapsed in front of his house, with Eileen sitting nearby smoking. He and the house-boy put Wade to bed, and Marlowe walks away from an opportunity with Eileen. Instead he collects Wade's drunken notes to gain insight into his problems. Then there's a shot. Marlowe finds husband and wife struggling over a gun, the novelist claiming he attempted suicide. Dosed with drugs, he finally sleeps. Eileen invites Marlowe into her bed, but he declines.

Linda Loring introduces Marlowe to Harlan Potter, who wants the Lennox murder closed. Marlowe demurs. Now information develops that Lennox used to call himself Paul Marston, and that Roger Wade had an affair with Sylvia. Marlowe, at the Wades with Eileen, finds the writer dead. His old friend Lt. Ohls treats the case as a suicide, but Eileen accuses Marlowe. More comes out about Lennox's former life: he was married to Eileen and presumed dead in World War I, so she married Wade. But then he reappeared and she panicked.

In the revealed plot, she killed both Sylvia and Roger. Lennox' name is cleared. Linda Loring divorces her obnoxious husband and asks Marlowe to marry her; he refuses to be a kept man, but does spend a night with her, the only woman Marlowe ever beds (aside from Helen Vermilyea in Chandler's better-off-forgotten swan song, Playback. There's a final detail to check and it's supplied by Senor Maioranos ("Mr. Better-years"), who is Terry Lennox in disguise. He and Marlowe talk, but the old affection is gone. As Marlowe said of Linda Loring's departure, "to say goodbye is to die a little."

As he had in the preceding The Little Sister (1949), Chandler engaged in pointed social criticism in The Long Goodbye, stretching the genre. The brunt of his attack is born by the rich: Marlowe sees their enterprises – business, the press, gambling interests, lawyers, and the courts – forming a monolith that disenfranchises the average citizen. "Money tends to have a life of its own, even a conscience of its own," says villain Harlan Potter, who is the ironic spokesman for many of Chandler's views (190-91). The roots of crime lie not with nymphomaniacs (as in The Big Sleep) or in economic climbing (Farewell's Velma Valento), but in big money's exploitation of the lowest-common-denominator effect of mass institutions and democracy. This, Chandler finally decided, rather than some inherently debilitating effect of the setting, robs immigrants to L.A. of the admirable independence that drew them there.

More interesting still is the way Chandler used the novel, which he wrote as his wife lay dying, to analyze and comment on his own life. Like Terry Lennox, Chandler was a soldier scarred by World War I, whose young days at Dabney Oil were full of big cars and illicit affairs. Like Roger Wade, he had become a middle-aged, childless, self-hating, alcoholic, celebrity writer. Like Philip Marlowe, Chandler clung in conscience to early ideals, belief in character, fidelity, and respect for creation. The novel detests the very self-pity that propels it. Can Chandler integrate the parts of his life? Marlowe's last words to Lennox are "So long, Senor Maioranos. Nice to have known you – however briefly" (311). The final answer is no. It is no accident that Terry Lennox and Roger Wade never appear together, but rather a psychological impossibility. That a woman undoes both is Chandler's old saw, but secondary here. "Your husband is a guy who can take a long hard look at himself and see what is there," says Marlowe to Eileen. "Most people go through life using up half their energy trying to protect a dignity they never had" (153). Not until Ross Macdonald would the hard-boiled novel again be exploited for autobiographical insight so sharply.

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Обложки нет The Long Hangover

 Автор: Walker Shaun

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Long Home The Long Home

 Автор: Gay William

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling, William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine — until he learns of it first-hand. Gay's remarkable debut novel, The Long Home, is also the story of Amber Rose, a beautiful young woman forced to live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape. And it is the story of William Tell Oliver, a solitary old man who watches the growing evil from the dark woods and adds to his own weathered guilt by failing to do anything about it. Set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s, The Long Home will bring to mind once again the greatest Southern novelists and will haunt the reader with its sense of solitude, longing, and the deliverance that is always just out of reach.

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Обложка книги The Long Loud Silence The Long Loud Silence

 Автор: Tucker Wilson

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


The story takes place following a nuclear holocaust which wipes out every major city east of the Mississippi and leaves the survivors permanently infected with plague. To prevent the plague from spreading, the army sets up a cordon sanitaire along the Mississippi. The story follows one survivor, Russell Gary, as he attempts to get back across the river.

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Обложка книги The Long Mars The Long Mars

 Автор: Baxter Stephen, Pratchett Terry

 Серия: The Long Earth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


2040–2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has an ulterior motive for his request…

Meanwhile U. S. Navy Commander Maggie Kauffman has embarked on an incredible journey of her own, leading an expedition to the outer limits of the far Long Earth.

For Joshua, the crisis he faces is much closer to home. He becomes embroiled in the plight of the Next: the Long Mars.

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Обложка книги The Long Night The Long Night

 Автор: Anderson Poul

 Серия: Dominic Flandry

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


Everything that lives contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. It was the fate of the Assyrians and the Hittites, the Greeks and the Romans, the British and the Americans. And so it was for the Polesotechnic League and the Terran Empire. Conception, birth, growth, aging, death: This is the law of life, true for nations, worlds and stellar empires no less than for organisms.

For the greatest and the smallest it is the same, differing on it in this: the greater the heights conquered, the greater the fall, the longer and darker the night that follows…


The stories contained herein were first published as follows:

“The Star Plunderer,” Planet Stories, 1952.

“Outpost of Empire,” Galaxy, 1967.

“A Tragedy of Errors” Galaxy, 1967.

“The Sharing of Flesh,” Galaxy, 1968. Won Hugo and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 1969.

“Starfog,” Analog, 1967.

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Обложки нет The Long Night Of A Penitent

 Автор: Khadra Yasmina

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Обложка книги The Long Ride The Long Ride

 Автор: Devenport Emily

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In her first story for Asimov’s, Emily Devenport takes us on a wild and woolly adventure where the fate of the Earth hinges on the outcome of…

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Обложка книги The Long Road The Long Road

 Автор: Hopf G Michael

 Серия: The New World

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


The End was just the beginning of the new world…

Only six weeks have passed since a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, but already, life has changed dramatically. Most of America has become a wasteland filled with starving bands of people, mobs and gangs. Millions are dead and millions more are suffering, with no end in sight.

For Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Cruz and Barone, the turmoil and chaos they dealt with in the early weeks after the attack will seem trivial in comparison to the collapse of society that plays out before their eyes. Uncertainty abounds as they all travel different paths in search of a safe place to call home. The only thing that is definite is that The Long Road will take its toll on all of them.

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Обложка книги The long road home The long road home

 Автор: Steel Danielle

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Long Road Home The Long Road Home

 Автор: Allinson R M

 Серия: The Last Days

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис,


The world has just found out that it’s going to end, with a huge unstoppable asteroid hurtling towards the planet. Claire is in Toronto with her two young sons. Her husband, Tom, is on the other side of the country and must find his way home in an increasingly chaotic landscape.

This is a parallel novella to The Last Day on Earth that follows Lucy’s sister and brother-in-law.

A short novel of 50,000, or approx. 220 pages.

Available in e-book and paperback.

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Обложка книги The Long Ships The Long Ships

 Автор: Bengtsson Frans G

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Long Sword The Long Sword

 Автор: Cameron Christian

 Серия: Ill-Made Knight

 Жанр: Приключения, Исторические приключения

Обложка книги The Long Tomorrow The Long Tomorrow

 Автор: Brackett Leigh Douglass

 Серия:

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


The Long Tomorrow is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc in 1955. Set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.

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Обложка книги The Long Utopia The Long Utopia

 Автор: Baxter Stephen, Pratchett Terry

 Серия: The Long Earth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.

Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield – they even adopt a child – but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world.

Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what’s taking place beneath the surface of his earth – a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth.

To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice . . .

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Обложка книги The Long Walk The Long Walk

 Автор: King Stephen

 Серия:

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


Only death can keep you from the finish line — in the ultimate competition of the all-too-near future…

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Обложка книги The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life That Follows The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life That Follows

 Автор: Castner Brian

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team — his brothers — would venture forth in heavily armed convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of either disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered, or picking up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would have to don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the Long Walk up to the bomb, and disarm it by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But The Long Walk is not just about battle itself. It is also an unflinching portrayal of the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. When Castner returned home to his wife and family, he began a struggle with a no less insidious foe, an unshakable feeling of fear and confusion and survivor’s guilt that he terms The Crazy. His thrilling, heartbreaking, stunningly honest book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror and excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within — the haunting memories that will not fade, the survival instincts that will not switch off. After enduring what he has endured, can there ever again be such a thing as “normal”? The Long Walk will hook you from the very first sentence, and it will stay with you long after its final gripping page has been turned.

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Обложка книги The Long War The Long War

 Автор: Baxter Stephen, Pratchett Terry

 Серия: The Long Earth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Long Way Around The Long Way Around

 Автор: Frederick Carl

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The ways a tool was designed to be used are not the only ways it can be used…

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Обложка книги The long way home The long way home

 Автор: Klavan Andrew

 Серия: Homelanders

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги The Long Way Home The Long Way Home

 Автор: Anderson Poul

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Long Way Home The Long Way Home

 Автор: Penny Louise

 Серия: chief inspector armand gamache

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Детектив




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Обложка книги The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

 Автор: Chambers Becky

 Серия: Wayfarers

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

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Обложка книги The Winter Long The Winter Long

 Автор: McGuire Seanan

 Серия: October Daye

 Жанр: Фантастика, Городское фэнтези


Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It's time to learn the truth.

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Обложка книги Un long moment de silence Un long moment de silence

 Автор: Colize Paul

 Серия: Folio Policier

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Prix Landerneau Polar 2013
Prix Boulevard de l'Imaginaire 2013
Prix Polars Pourpres 2013

2012. À la fin de l’émission où il est invité pour son livre sur la « Tuerie du Caire », un attentat qui a fait quarante victimes dont son père en 1954, Stanislas Kervyn reçoit un coup de téléphone qui bouleverse tout ce qu’il croyait savoir.

1948. Nathan Katz, un jeune Juif rescapé des camps, arrive à New York pour essayer de reconstruire sa vie. Il est rapidement repéré par le Chat, une organisation prête à exploiter sa colère et sa haine.

Quel secret unit les destins de ces deux hommes que tout semble séparer ?

« Un thriller très haut de gamme, parfaitement écrit et construit, parfois très drôle et toujours palpitant, de bout en bout j'ai adoré, je n'ai pas pu lever le nez de ce livre… »

Bernard Poirette « C'est à lire », RTL
Biographie de l'auteur

Paul Colize est né en 1953 et vit près de Bruxelles. Il a reçu le prix Saint-Maur en poche — Polar 2013 pour Back Up (Folio Policier nº 685), le prix Landerneau-Polar 2013 et le prix du Boulevard de l'Imaginaire 2013 pour Un long moment de silence.

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Обложка книги Долгие сумерки Земли (The Long Afternoon of Earth) Долгие сумерки Земли (The Long Afternoon of Earth)

 Автор: Олдисс Брайан Уилсон, Aldiss Brian Wilson

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Серия рассказов «Теплица» Олдисса живописует нам особенности развития Земли в далеком будущем. После остановки вращения планеты чертовски изменился климат, миром завладели растения. А несчастное человечество полностью деградировало… Ай-яй-яй.

http://mars-x.ru/awards/hugo/award53-78.shtml

История развития земной цивилизации через 800 миллионов лет. Тема, пронизывающая все творчество человека, который по праву вошел в мировую фантастику как «автор миллионов концов света» и «певец Апокалипсиса».

Роман «Долгие сумерки Земли» (другое название «Теплица») в 1962 г. получил премию «Хьюго», которой за редким исключением удостаиваются неамериканские авторы.

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