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Обложка книги 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

 Автор: Pitlor Heidi, Moore Lorrie

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.”

These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway’s first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write “as an aid to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a term he disliked, and Grace Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American.

Moore writes that the process of assembling these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly not just at literary history but at actual history — the cries and chatterings, silences and descriptions of a nation in flux.” 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories is an invaluable testament, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing but continually compelling literary artistry.

LORRIE MOORE, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, is now the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her most recent story collection, Bark, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor Award.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

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Обложка книги A Dance Of Death A Dance Of Death

 Автор: Dalglish David

 Серия: Shadowdance

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy

 Автор: Cleeves Ann

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


The third title in the Inspector Ramsay crime series. Dorothea Cassidy, the Vicar's wife is found dead in the park's flower bed. The list of suspects include old Mrs Bowman, Clive Stringer, a disturbed adolescent, and Theresa Stringer, a single mother with a violent boyfriend and even members of her own family.

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Обложка книги A Death at Fountains Abbey A Death at Fountains Abbey

 Автор: Hodgson Antonia

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив


The new twisting mystery from CWA Historical Dagger 2014 winner Antonia Hodgson.

Late spring, 1728, and Thomas Hawkins has left London for the wild beauty of Yorkshire – forced on a mission he can't refuse. John Aislabie, one of the wealthiest men in England, has been threatened with murder. Blackmailed into investigating, Tom must hunt down those responsible – or lose the woman he loves forever.

Arriving at the grand estate of Studley Royal, Tom realises that the threats to Aislabie and his family must be connected to someone in the house itself. Could one of the servants be responsible? And what of the mysterious Mrs Fairwood, the young widow who claims to be Aislabie's lost daughter?

Far from the ragged comforts of home, Tom and his ward, Sam Fleet, enter a world of elegant surfaces and hidden danger. Someone is determined to punish John Aislabie – and anyone who stands in the way. As the violence escalates and shocking truths are revealed, Tom is dragged inexorably towards the darkest night of his life.

Inspired by real characters, events and settings, A Death at Fountains Abbey is a gripping stand-alone historical thriller. It also continues the story that began with the award-winning The Devil in the Marshalsea and The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins.

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Обложки нет A Death in China

 Автор: Hiaasen Carl, Montalbano William

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

Обложка книги A Death in Norfolk A Death in Norfolk

 Автор: Gardner Ashley

 Серия: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги A Death in Summer A Death in Summer

 Автор: Black Benjamin

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложки нет A Death In The Family

 Автор: Agee James

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

To all persons to whom these presents may come greeting be it known that JAMES AGEE has been awarded THE PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS FICTION for A DEATH IN THE FAMILY in accordance with the provisions of the statutes of the University governing such award.

In witness whereof we have caused this certificate to be signed by the President of the University and our corporate seal to be hereto affixed in the City of New York on the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty eight.

Grayson Kirk

PRESIDENT

James Agee’s novel A Death in the Family is a classic American story, chronicling just a few days in 1915 during which a husband and father is called out of town to be with his own father, who has had a heart attack, and while returning is killed in a car accident. Agee patterned the story closely after his own life, focusing on a boy who is the same age that he was when his father died. The narrative shifts from one perspective to another, including the young widow and her two children and her atheistic father and the dead man’s alcoholic brother, to name just a few, in an attempt to capture the ways in which one person’s loss immediately and powerfully affects everyone around.

The book was published in 1957 by McDowell, Obolensky, two years after Agee’s death from heart failure at the age of 46, and was awarded the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Although Agee had worked on it for almost a decade, he had not produced a definitive final draft, and so his publishers had to put the book together in a way that they believed would make the most sense. They have indicated places where they added materials that come from outside of the flow of the story, such as the opening section “ Knoxville: Summer, 1915,” which was first published in the 1940s. Critics agree that the end product is a consistent novel, one of the most moving works ever written about one of the most traumatic experiences a child could ever face.

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Обложки нет A Death in the House

 Автор: Simak Clifford D

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет A Death in Vienna

 Автор: Silva Daniel

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The sins of the past reverberate into the present, in an extraordinary novel by the new master of international suspense.

It was an ordinary-looking photograph. Just the portrait of a man. But the very sight of it chilled Allon to the bone.

Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about the photograph that has turned his world upside down. It is the face of the unnamed man who brutalized his mother in the last days of World War II, during the Death March from Auschwitz. But is it really the same one? If so, who is he? How did he escape punishment? Where is he now?

Fueled by an intensity he has not felt in years, Allon cautiously begins to investigate; but with each layer that is stripped away, the greater the evil that is revealed, a web stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives. Soon, the quest for one monster becomes the quest for many. And the monsters are stirring…

Rich with sharply etched characters and prose, and a plot of astonishing intricacy, this is an uncommonly intelligent thriller by one of our very best writers.

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Обложка книги A Deniable Death A Deniable Death

 Автор: Seymour Gerald

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложки нет A Frequency Dictionary of American English

 Автор: Dee Davies, Mark,Gardner,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World

 Автор: Cantor Rachel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely but highly surveilled home office, answering calls on his complaints hotline. It’s a boring job, but he likes it — there’s a set answer for every scenario, and he never has to leave the house. Except then he starts getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer just returned from Cathay. And what do you say to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn’t like it when you go off script.

Meanwhile, Leonard’s sister keeps disappearing on secret missions with her “book club,” leaving him to take care of his nephew, which means Leonard has to go outside. And outside is where the trouble starts.

A dazzling debut novel wherein medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians skirmish for control over secret mystical knowledge, and one Neetsa Pizza employee discovers that you can’t save the world with pizza coupons.

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Обложка книги A Home at the End of the World A Home at the End of the World

 Автор: Cunningham Michael

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise “their” child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.

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Обложки нет A Human Approach to World Peace

 Автор: Gyatso Tenzin

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия, Религия и духовность, Религия, Самосовершенствование


Of the many problems we face today, some are natural calamities and must be accepted and faced with equanimity. Others, however, are of our own making, created by misunderstanding, and can be corrected. One such type arises from the conflict of ideologies, political or religious, when people fight each other for petty ends, losing sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a single human family. We must remember that the different religions, ideologies, and political systems of the world are meant for human beings to achieve happiness. We must not lose sight of this fundamental goal and at no time should we place means above ends; the supremacy of humanity over matter and ideology must always be maintained.

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Обложка книги A Lonely Death A Lonely Death

 Автор: Todd Charles

 Серия: Ian Rutledge

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги A Maze of Death A Maze of Death

 Автор: Dick Philip Kindred

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Fourteen strangers came to Delmak-O. Thirteen of them were transferred by the usual authorities. One got there by praying. But once they arrived on that planet whose very atmosphere seemed to induce paranoia and psychosis, the newcomers found that even prayer was useless. For on Delmak-O, God is either absent or intent on destroying His creations.

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Обложка книги A Model World And Other Stories A Model World And Other Stories

 Автор: Chabon Michael

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Обложка книги A New World A New World

 Автор: Chaudhuri Amit

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A year after his divorce, Jayojit Chatterjee, an economics professor in the American Midwest, travels to his native Calcutta with his young son, Bonny, to spend the summer holidays with his parents. Jayojit is no more accustomed to spending time alone with Bonny — who lives with his mother in California — than he is with the Admiral and his wife, whose daily rhythms have become so synchronized as to become completely foreign to their son. Together, the unlikely foursome struggles to pass the protracted hours of summer, each in his or her own way mourning Jayojit’s failed marriage. And as Jayojit walks the bustling streets of Calcutta, he finds himself not only caught between clashing memories of India and America, but also between different versions of his life, revisiting lost opportunity, realized potential, and lingering desire.

As he did in his acclaimed trilogy Freedom Song, Amit Chaudhuri lovingly captures life’s every detail on the page while infusing the quiet interactions of daily existence with depth and compassion.

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Обложка книги A Piece of the Great World A Piece of the Great World

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги A Preparation for Death A Preparation for Death

 Автор: Baxter Greg

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


In his early thirties, Greg Baxter found himself in a strange place. He hated his job, he was drinking excessively, he was sabotaging his most important relationships, and he was no longer doing the thing he cared about most: writing. Strangest of all, at this time he started teaching evening classes in creative writing — and his life changed utterly.

A Preparation for Death is a document of the chaos and discovery of that time and of the experiences that led Greg Baxter to that strange place — an extraordinarily intimate account of literary failure (and its consequences), personal decay, and redemption through reading, writing, and truth-telling.

'Brilliant and wonderfully original… Yes, this is a book about drinking and shagging. But rarely have these things been written about so well' William Leith, Literary Review

'Baxter is a serious, thoughtful writer, bend on emotional truth and artistry. He has written an unusual, provocative book' Suzi Feay, Financial Times

'Brave, honest and propulsive' Metro

'The triumph is the steely courage it takes to put a life down with such uncompromising clarity' Hugo Hamilton, Irish Times

'This is an occasionally infuriating and completely wonderful book. I read it in one sitting, unsettled and delighted by its ferocity' Anne Enright

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Обложка книги A Quiet Death A Quiet Death

 Автор: Talley Marcia

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Hannah is returning from a charity luncheon in Washington, DC, when her train is involved in a horrific crash. Although her arm is broken, she remains at the side of her critically injured seatmate until help arrives – but when she is later discharged from hospital, she finds herself in possession of the man's distinctive bag, and her efforts to return it soon set in motion a chain of events that put her life in grave danger.

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Обложка книги A Red Death A Red Death

 Автор: Mosley Walter

 Серия: Easy Rawlins

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги A Share In Death A Share In Death

 Автор: Crombie Deborah

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


A country house whodunnit introducing Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James. Kincaid's holiday in Yorkshire turns sinister when one of the hotel guests is found murdered in the hotel's whirlpool bath. Ably assisted by Gemma, Kincaid sets out to track down a surprising killer.

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Обложка книги A Small Death in Lisbon A Small Death in Lisbon

 Автор: Wilson Robert

 Серия:

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Детектив


The real star of this gripping and beautifully written mystery which won the British Crime Writers' Golden Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel last year is Portugal, whose history and people come to life on every page. Wilson tells two stories: the investigation into the brutal sex murder of a 15-year-girl in 1998, and the tangled, bloody saga of a financial enterprise that begins with the Nazis in 1941. Although the two stories seem unrelated, both are so strong and full of fascinating characters that readers' attention and their faith that they will eventually be connected should never waver. The author creates three compelling protagonists: middle-aged detective Jose Coelho, better known as Ze; Ze's late British wife, whom he met while exiled in London with his military officer father during the anti-Salazar political uprisings of the 1970s; and Ze's wise, talented and sexually active 16-year-old daughter. The first part of the WWII story focuses on an ambitious, rough-edged but likeable Swabian businessman, Klaus Felsen, convinced by the Gestapo to go to Portugal and seize the lion's share of that country's supply of tungsten, vital to the Nazi war effort. Later, we meet Manuel Abrantes, a much darker and more dangerous character, who turns out to be the main link between the past and the present. As Ze sifts through the sordid circumstances surrounding the murder of the promiscuous daughter of a powerful, vindictive lawyer, Wilson shines a harsh light on contemporary Portuguese society. Then, in alternating chapters, he shows how and why that society developed. All this and a suspenseful mystery who could ask for more?

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Обложка книги A Sudden, Fearful Death A Sudden, Fearful Death

 Автор: Perry Anne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Another Perry mystery that highlights the frustrating status of women in Victorian England. The story hinges on society's low opinion of nurses and of both single and married women who seek abortions. A talented nurse is found strangled, and Inspector Monk and his friends, a nurse and a lawyer, follow the clues to see that the murderer will hang. It is difficult to decide which element is the author's true forte-the details of everyday life or the suspenseful courtroom dialogues. The plot has many twists and turns. Readers may suspect some of the answers, but surprises continue right until the last page. The opening chapters place readers in a subplot that provides background on different characters. The shift in the action is slightly confusing as these people are rarely mentioned again. However, Perry fans will not be disappointed, and newcomers will be entertained by a good mystery as they enter the world of Victorian high society.

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Обложка книги A Superior Death A Superior Death

 Автор: Barr Nevada

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price. In her latest mystery, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold, deserted, and isolated beauty of Isle Royale National Park, a remote island off the coast of Michigan known for fantastic deep-water dives of wrecked sailing vessels. Leaving behind memories of the Texas high desert and the environmental scam she helped uncover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake Superior and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. But when a routine application for a diving permit reveals a grisly underwater murder, Anna finds herself 260 feet below the forbidding surface of the lake, searching for the connection between a drowned man and an age-old cargo ship. Written with a naturalist's feel for the wilderness and a keen understanding of characters who thrive in extreme conditions, A Superior Death is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.

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Обложка книги A World of Difference A World of Difference

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


When the Viking lander on the planet Minerva was destroyed, sending back one last photo of a strange alien being, scientists on Earth were flabbergasted. And so a joint investigation was launched by the United States and the Soviet Union, the first long-distance manned space mission, and a symbol of the new peace between the two great rivals.

Humankind's first close encounter with extraterrestrials would be history in the making, and the two teams were schooled in diplomacy as well as in science. But nothing prepared them for alien war -- especially when the Americans and the Soviets found themselves on opposite sides...  

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Обложка книги Accel World 10: Элементы Accel World 10: Элементы

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


«Капли далёких дней». Осень 2046 года. Харуюки, он же Сильвер Кроу, недавно вступивший в возрожденный Нега Небьюлас, из-за ошибки резко теряет почти все бёрст поинты. Такуму предлагает очутившемуся на волоске от смерти Харуюки нанять «Телохранителя» из Ускоренного Мира.



«Шум прибоя на краю Земли». Весна 2047 года. Из-за плана Номи Сейдзи, нового школьника Умесато, Харуюки попадает в самое тяжёлое положение своей жизни. В то же самое время Черноснежка, пребывающая на Окинаве в рамках школьной поездки, получает вызов на дуэль от странного бёрст линкера.



«Противостояние». Весна 2047 года. Внутри брейн бёрста Харуюки встречает аватара, похожего на чёрного мечника. Два главных героя преодолевают барьер между измерениями и встречаются в бою!



Долгожданный сборник!

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Обложка книги Accel World 11: Непробиваемый волк Accel World 11: Непробиваемый волк

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


На вершине Токио Мидтаун Тауэра, штаба «Общества Исследования Ускорения» — таинственной организации, строящей козни внутри брейн берста — восседает Архангел Метатрон.

С целью обсудить нападение на совершенно неуязвимого Энеми Легендарного класса, защищающего Общество, созывается Конференция Семи Королей.

На ней принимается тайный план — научить Сильвер Кроу новой способности: «Идеальному Зеркалу».

Получив задание изучить способность, обладающую силой противостоять сверхмощному смертоносному лазеру Метатрона, Харуюки узнает, что в отличие от «Инкарнаций», создаваемых из мысленных образов, «способности» срабатывают от определённых условий. Потому, несмотря на развитое воображение Харуюки, этого недостаточно для того, чтобы освоить Идеальное Зеркало.

Когда Харуюки совершенно отчаивается, Ардор Мейден, она же Синомия Утай, рассказывает ему печальную историю о своём прошлом…

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Обложка книги Accel World 12: Красный герб Accel World 12: Красный герб

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Сильвер Кроу старается выполнить миссию по изучению новой способности «Идеальное Зеркало», необходимой, чтобы одолеть Архангела Метатрона. Но как только, не без помощи слов Синомии Утай, Харуюки начинает видеть перед собой путь, он вступает в битвы с таинственным Вольфрам Цербером, сильнейшим аватаром 1-го уровня, из-за которого его миссия всё никак не подходит к завершению.

И тут ему встречается маленький, но гордый шоколадный аватар по имени «Шоколад Папетта».

Неужели она сможет научить Сильвер Кроу долгожданной способности?!

Молодёжное развлечение нового поколения, в котором есть даже аватары, которых хочется облизать!

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Обложка книги Accel World 13: Пылающий огонь у водной глади Accel World 13: Пылающий огонь у водной глади

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Сильвер Кроу, он же Харуюки, освоил новую способность «Оптическая Проводимость». Может показаться, что теперь приготовления к битве с Метатроном окончены, но поле боя неожиданно смещается на культурный фестиваль средней школы Умесато.

Мало того, что Харуюки пригласил на него Нико и Кусакабе Рин, также известных как Скарлет Рейн и Аш Роллер, благодаря чему теперь Черноснежка запугивает его ледяной аурой, он ещё и помогает организовывать выставку своего класса. Грудь полнится томительным ожиданием самого фестиваля.

Но козни Маженты Сизза, пытающейся посеять хаос в Ускоренном Мире, вдруг начинают настигать их с совершенно неожиданного направления!..

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Обложка книги Accel World 14: Архангел неистового света Accel World 14: Архангел неистового света

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Это произошло во время культурного фестиваля в школе Умесато. Харуюки и приглашённые им девушки под чутким присмотром Черноснежки наслаждались роскошными фейерверками. Фестиваль, в который было вложено так много труда, проходил очень ярко.

Но в самый разгар праздника Рин, которую Мажента Сизза заразила накануне ISS комплектом, упала в обморок. В экстренной ситуации Черноснежка и остальные принимают решение отправиться на битву с Архангелом Метатроном, защищающим тело ISS комплекта.

Для того чтобы максимально подготовиться к битве, в первую очередь они отправляются на спасение Аквы Карент. Но яростные атаки Сэйрю, защитника Восточных Врат Имперского Замка, сильно ранят их группу.

А затем Харуюки приходится столкнуться с ужасом перед сильнейшей и опаснейшей из всех атак Сэйрю, «Вытягиванием Уровня»!..

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Обложка книги Accel World 15: Конец и начало Accel World 15: Конец и начало

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Харуюки победил Энеми Легендарного класса Архангела Метатрона. До уничтожения тела ISS комплекта, заражавшего Ускоренный Мир, оставалось совсем немного... но неожиданно появившиеся Блэк Вайс и Аргон Арей из Общества Исследования Ускорения похитили Красную Королеву Скарлет Рейн.

Пообещавший защищать Нико Харуюки получает помощь от освободившейся от оков Метатрон и пускается в погоню за Блэк Вайсом.

В то же самое время Черноснежка вместе с Фуко, Утай и Акирой отправляются к порталу Мидтаун Тауэра, чтобы отключить Нико из реального мира...

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Обложка книги Accel World 18: Черный мечник с двумя клинками Accel World 18: Черный мечник с двумя клинками

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


— Кто... ты такой?

После третьей Конференции Семи Королей, созванной после окончания инцидента с ISS комплектами, Черноснежка и Нега Небьюлас принимают решение покончить с Белой Королевой Вайт Космос и ее легионом Осциллатори Юниверс раз и навсегда.

Однако прежде чем они вызовут на бой Белый Легион, им необходимо выполнить условие.

Поскольку территории Нега Небьюласа и Белого Легиона не граничат друг с другом, то, по правилам Брейн Бёрста, атаковать территорию они не могут.

Для того, чтобы преодолеть эту трудность, Черноснежка предлагает тайный план – перемирие и альянс с Зеленым Легионом Грейт Волл.

Харуюки вместе с остальными отправились в зону Сибуя, в самое сердце Зеленых, чтобы встретиться с Зеленым Королем Грин Гранде и его офицерами, Шестью Бастионами.

Однако перед самым началом их встречи появляется неожиданный человек.

И этот бёрст линкер с глубокими связями в обоих Легионах предлагает Королям невероятный план...

В то же самое время, Красная Королева Скарлет Рейн решает действовать самостоятельно, думая о будущем Красного Легиона и всего Ускоренного Мира!

И неужели мы, наконец, увидим уровень "Космос"?! Долгожданное продолжение!

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Обложка книги Accel World 19: Сила притяжения темной туманности Accel World 19: Сила притяжения темной туманности

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Accel World 20: Противостояние белых и черных Accel World 20: Противостояние белых и черных

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


— Сразимся же, Рейн!

— Давай, Лотос!

Броня Бедствия, троянские программы, ISS комплекты, Броня Бедствия 2...

Загадочная организация "Общество Исследования Ускорения" принесла в Ускоренный Мир много хаоса и трагедий.

На поверхности они — относящийся к Великим Белый Легион "Осциллатори Юниверс", владеющий районом Минато.

Перед тем как выступить против Белой Королевы Вайт Космос, корня всего зла, Нега Небьюлас под предводительством Черноснежки идет объединяться с Красным Легионом "Проминенс".

Одиннадцать представителей Нега Небьюласа, тридцать три Проминенса.

Харуюки впервые видит полный состав Легиона, втрое превосходящий по размерам Черный. Поначалу он ошарашен, но встреча с самого начала развивается совершенно неожиданным образом.

— Сильвер Кроу! Сразись со мной как представитель Нега Небьюласа!

Берст линкер, которого Харуюки видит впервые в жизни, вызывает его на бой. Что он ответит?!

Одновременно с этим Нико и Черноснежка начинают заветную битву двух Королев.

Смогут ли они, противостоящие друг другу, объединить два Легиона?!

Новый том, приближающий нас к решающей битве!

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Обложка книги Accel World 21: Снежная фея Accel World 21: Снежная фея

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Новый Черный Легион, возглавляемый Скай Рейкер и Блад Леопард, вторгся на территорию Белого Легиона, которым руководит Вайт Космос.

Но там они сталкиваются с якобы покинувшим Ускоренный Мир бёрст линкером по имени Орхид Оракул. Она использует против них Инкарнационную атаку и превращает дуэльное поле в неограниченное.

Ощутив, что загадочное явление сулит опасность, Харуюки вместе с Метатрон перемещается на высший уровень, информационную область высшего порядка. Там они пытаются разобраться с происходящим, но поблизости вдруг появляется новый аватар.

Их гостем оказывается Сноу Фейри, одна из "Гномов" Белого Легиона. Аватар женского пола бросается в атаку, стремясь перерубить связь Харуюки и Метатрон.

Тем временем вокруг Скай Рейкер и остальных постепенно смыкаются челюсти смертоносного капкана, приготовленного Белым Легионом. Бесконечное истребление грозит навсегда изгнать их из Ускоренного Мира.

Но Черноснежка и Нико стремятся на помощь попавшим в беду друзьям!

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Обложка книги Accel World 22: Бог испепеляющего солнца Accel World 22: Бог испепеляющего солнца

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


— Я… записывала бой картой повтора. На ней видно, как Айвори Тауэр превращается в Блэк Вайса.

Битва Чёрного Легиона "Нега Небьюлас" против Белого Легиона "Осциллатори Юниверс", развернувшаяся на неограниченном поле, достигла невиданного накала страстей. Чёрный Легион сделал всё возможное, чтобы доказать связь между Белым Легионом и Обществом Исследования Ускорения, но бой всё же завершился для Харуюки и его друзей поражением — они не нашли ни единой зацепки. Но в час отчаяния карта повтора даёт надежду вдохнуть в план новую жизнь.

Созывается четвёртая Конференция Семи Королей. Черноснежка направляется туда, чтобы загнать Белый Легион в угол при помощи повтора, который записывала Шоколад Папетта. Тем временем с Харуюки, с нетерпением ожидающего результатов конференции, выходит на связь кое-кто, кого он считал врагом…

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Обложка книги Accel World 23: Признание Черноснежки Accel World 23: Признание Черноснежки

 Автор: Кавахара Рэки

 Серия: Ускоренный мир

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Секрет Черноснежки наконец-то будет раскрыт!

В ходе четвёртой Конференции Семи Королей Харуюки и его товарищи наконец-то раскрыли истинную суть Белого Легиона.

Но они заплатили огромную цену. Черноснежка и четыре других Короля попали в ловушку бесконечного истребления, которую организовала Белая Королева Вайт Космос. Но несмотря на потерю сильнейших бойцов, Харуюки и остальные решают бросить вызов сильнейшему Энеми, Богу Солнца Инти, чтобы спасти командиров Легионов!

Тем временем попадание в смертоносную ловушку и неожиданная встреча с Вакамией Мегуми в образе Орхид Оракул бросают тень на душу Черноснежки.

— Пожалуйста… переночуй сегодня со мной.

Черноснежка собирается раскрыть секрет своего происхождения, но какой именно?..

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Обложка книги After the First Death After the First Death

 Автор: Block Lawrence

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


It was all too frighteningly familiar. For the second time in his life, Alex Penn wakes up in an alcoholic daze in a cheap hotel room off Times Square and finds himself lying next to the savagely mutilated body of a young woman. After the first death, he was convicted of murder and imprisoned, then released on a technicality. But this time he has to find out what happened during the blackout and why-before the police do.

Lawrence Block weaves his spell in this suspenseful taleof a man haunted by murders he hopes he hasn¹tcommitted… It was all too frighteningly familiar. For the second time in his life, Alex Penn wakes up in an alcoholic daze in a cheap hotel room off Times Square and finds himself lying next to the savagely mutilated body of a young woman. After the first death, he was convicted of murder and imprisoned, then released on a technicality. But this time he has to find out what happened during the blackout and why? before the police do.

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Обложка книги All American Girl All American Girl

 Автор: Cabot Meg

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги All the Time in the World All the Time in the World

 Автор: Clarke Arthur C

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги All the Time in the World All the Time in the World

 Автор: Doctorow Edgar Laurence

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to World’s Fair, The March, and Homer & Langley, the fiction of E. L. Doctorow comprises a towering achievement in modern American letters. Now Doctorow returns with an enthralling collection of brilliant, startling short fiction about people who, as the author notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings — people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world”.

A man at the end of an ordinary workday, extracts himself from his upper-middle-class life and turns to foraging in the same affluent suburb where he once lived with his family.

A college graduate takes a dishwasher’s job on a whim, and becomes entangled in a criminal enterprise after agreeing to marry a beautiful immigrant for money.

A husband and wife’s tense relationship is exacerbated when a stranger enters their home and claims to have grown up there.

An urbanite out on his morning run suspects that the city in which he’s lived all his life has transmogrified into another city altogether.

These are among the wide-ranging creations in this stunning collection, resonant with the mystery, tension, and moral investigation that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow. Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book form, and a selection of previous Doctorow classics, All the Time in the World affords us another opportunity to savor the genius of this American master.

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Обложка книги All the Troubles of the World All the Troubles of the World

 Автор: Asimov Isaac

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Almost the End of the World

 Автор: Брэдбери Рэй

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

The Machineries of Joy (Механизмы радости)

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (Сборник ста лучших рассказов)

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Обложки нет Almost the End of the World

 Автор: Bradbury Ray Douglas

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Alpha Company (Alpha World Book 3) Alpha Company (Alpha World Book 3)

 Автор: Schinhofen Daniel

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Alpha World Book One: Gamer for Life Alpha World Book One: Gamer for Life

 Автор: Schinhofen Daniel

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги American Assassin American Assassin

 Автор: Flynn Vince

 Серия: , Mitch Rapp

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Политический детектив, Триллер


#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world… and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America 's shores. Stansfield directs his protégé, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command-men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy's doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn't know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn's latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation's ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

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Обложка книги American buffal: in search of a lost icon American buffal: in search of a lost icon

 Автор: Rinella Steven

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные


Published in the United States by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

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Обложка книги American Decameron American Decameron

 Автор: Dunn Mark

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's most ambitious novel to date. American Decameron tells one hundred stories, each taking place in a different year of the 20th century.

A girl in Galveston is born on the eve of a great storm and the dawn of the 20th century. Survivors of the Lusitania are accidentally reunited in the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus Army find himself face to face with General MacArthur. A failed writer attempts to end his life on the Golden Gate Bridge until an unexpected heroine comes to his rescue, and on the doorstep of a new millennium, as the clock strikes twelve, the stage is set for a stunning denouement as the American century converges upon itself in a Greenwich nursing home, tying together all of the previous tales and the last one hundred years.

Zany and affecting, deeply moving and wildly hilarious, American Decameron is one America's most powerful voices at the top its game.

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Обложка книги American Front American Front

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Серия: Great War

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История

Обложка книги American Genius: A Comedy American Genius: A Comedy

 Автор: Tillman Lynne

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Lynne Tillman’s previous novels have won her both popular approval and critical praise from such literary heavyweights as Edmund White and Colm Tóibín. With American Genius, her first novel since 1998's No Lease on Life, she shows what might happen if Jane Austen were writing in 21st-century America. Employing her trademark crystalline prose and intricate, hypnotic sentences, Tillman fashions a microcosm of American democracy: a scholarly colony functioning like Melville’s Pequod. In this otherworld, competing values — rationality and irrationality, generosity and selfishness, love and lust, shame and honor — collide through a witty narrative, cycling through such disparate tropes as skin disease, chair design, and Manifest Destiny. All this is folded into the narrator’s memories and emotional life, culminating in a séance that may offer escape and transcendence — or perhaps nothing. Grand and minute, elegiac and hilarious, Lynne Tillman expands the possibilities of the American novel in this dazzling read.

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Обложка книги American Gods American Gods

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Старинное, Старинная литература


Shadow si è fatto tre anni dentro. Sta per uscire ma proprio il giorno prima di tornare in libertà lo informano che sua moglie e il suo migliore amico sono morti in un misterioso incidente. Sull’aereo che lo riporta a casa, Shadow fa conoscenza con un enigmatico Mister Wednesday che gli offre di lavorare per lui. Shadow finisce per accettare: un lavoro gli risolve il problema di cosa fare della sua vita, anche se gli arriva da un vecchio bevitore di Jack Daniel’s dall’aria poco raccomandabile. Il contratto con il losco Mr Wednesday viene annaffiato da una bevuta di idromele, ma Shadow ci metterà ancora qualche tempo per capire chi siano in realtà il suo boss, i suoi compagni in affari, i suoi concorrenti, e ancora più tempo per capire in che gioco sia finito. Il vecchio baro corpulento, l’improbabile seduttore di ragazzine, il gran mangiatore e bevitore, l’uomo dall’eloquio torrenziale e dalla risata tonitruante è Odino, Votan, Grimnir, il Padre di ogni cosa, la somma divinità del pantheon nordico, arrivato in America secoli e secoli fa con una nave di vichinghi. Come lo slavo Chernobog, ridotto a vivere della pensione maturata negli anni di lavoro al macello di Chicago, come l’africano Anansi, come la celtica Easter e la mediterranea Bilqis che batte i marciapiedi di Hollywood, come tutte le divinità maggiori o minori, anche Odino tira a campare e conduce l’esistenza grama di un dio privo di adoratori, dimenticato, in un mondo che ne venera altri, più belli e nuovi. E’ per muovere battaglia contro i nuovi dèi americani, quelli dei mass-media, di Internet e delle carte di credito che Wednesday ha arruolato Shadow ed è per reclutare i compagni di lotta fra i colleghi del vecchio mondo che i due si metteranno ’on the road’ attraversando in lungo e in largo l’America più profonda, quella delle cittadine spopolate, dei motel persi nel nulla, delle riserve indiane degradate: un’America arciamericana ma al tempo stesso lontanissimada quella dei Nuovi Dèi. Alla fine di questo lungo vagabondaggio che ha tutte le caratteristiche di un viaggio iniziatico, ci sarà la battaglia di proporzioni epiche in cui si sfogherà un conflitto vecchio quanto l’uomo, una battaglia che ha per oggetto la conquista dell’anima stessa dell’America…

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Обложки нет American Gods

 Автор: Gods American

 Жанр:

Обложка книги American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Author’s Preferred Text) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Author’s Preferred Text)

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр:


Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming —a battle for the very soul of America … and they are in its direct path.

One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.


First published in 2001.


Awards:

– Hugo Award for Best SF/Fantasy Novel (2002)

– Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel (2001)

– Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2002)

– Nebula Award for Best Novel (2003)

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Обложка книги American incest patterns American incest patterns

 Автор: Wilson James P

 Серия: FAM

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


FAM-159. American Incest Patterns by James P. Wilson

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Обложка книги American Meteor American Meteor

 Автор: Lock Norman

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, receives a medal from General Grant, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln’s funeral train, goes to work for railroad mogul Thomas Durant, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days.

By turns elegiac and comic, American Meteor is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America’s fabulous and murderous history.

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Обложка книги American Obsession American Obsession

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Fatted Calves

The new body culture is finally bringing its rewards, thanks to a hormone treatment that rapidly restructures body fat to muscle - all overnight, during a true beauty snooze.

But it's way-out expensive, and only the rich and famous can indulge. After all, what's a thousand bucks a day when the result is a body to die for?

There are some side effects - no pain, no gain! But when innocent people start paying a steep price for the star's self-improvement regimens, CURE's Dr. Smith sends Remo and Chiun to infiltrate the Lycra crowd and the hallowed halls of the legalized drug trade. Soon their investigation is blocked by a greedy corporation, but the worst challenge is from an army of celebrities - lean, mean products of a killer diet...


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Обложка книги American psycho: a novel American psycho: a novel

 Автор: Ellis Bret Easton

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги American Purgatorio American Purgatorio

 Автор: Haskell John

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


American Purgatorio is the story of a happily married man who discovers, as he walks out of a convenience store, that his wife has suddenly vanished. In cool, precise prose, written as both a detective story and a meditation on the seven deadly sins, Haskell tells a story that ranges from the brownstones of New York City to the sandy beaches of Southern California. The novel follows the journey of a man whose object of desire is both heartbreaking and ephemeral, and confirms John Haskell's reputation as "one of those rare authors who makes language seem limitless in its possibilities" (Los Angeles Times).

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Обложка книги American Rust American Rust

 Автор: Meyer Philipp

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, Современная проза


EDITORIAL REVIEW: Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes.

Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever.

Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.

Newsweek’s list of “Best. Books. Ever”

Amazon Top 100 book of 2009

A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2009

A New York Times Notable Book of 2009

An Economist Best Book of 2009

A Kansas City Star Top 100 book of 2009

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Best Books of 2009

Idaho Statesman’s Best Books of 2009

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Обложка книги American Sniper American Sniper

 Автор: Kyle Chris

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Проза, О войне


Review

“Eloquent… An aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. …A first-rate military memoir.”

BOOKLIST

American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It’s a classic!”

RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior

“In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come.”

MARCUS LUTTRELL, former USN SEAL, recipient of the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire, #1 bestselling author of Lone Survivor

“The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country’s record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle’s memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation.”

CHARLES W. SASSER, Green Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill
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Обложка книги American Survivor American Survivor

 Автор: Newman Anthony J

 Серия: American Apocalypse

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


This is Book I in the American Apocalypse series.

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn’t care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness. Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse.

The weeks before the Grid went down weren’t much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiance, and his beloved Grandma all died during the weeks leading up to lights out. Joe was a young auto mechanic whose only stress in life was from a domineering girlfriend, and now he has to learn how to survive in a Post-Apocalyptic world without military or survival training. To make matters, worse others look to him for support and guidance.

Read American Survivor to find out how a regular guy survives in a Post-Apocalyptic world.

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Обложка книги American tabloid American tabloid

 Автор: Ellroy James

 Серия: Underworld USA

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги American Wife American Wife

 Автор: Sittenfeld Curtis

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги An American spy An American spy

 Автор: Steinhauer Olen

 Серия: Milo Weaver

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив

Обложка книги An Easeful Death An Easeful Death

 Автор: Young Felicity

 Серия: Stevie Hooper

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив, Триллер


In An Easeful Death, someone is killing beautiful young women and taking extraordinary risks to carefully pose their painted bodies in public places. The first is bronze, then silver who will be gold? Detective Sergeant Stevie Hooper, young, hard-edged and newly seconded to the Serious Crime Squad, finds herself haunted by increasingly disturbing flashbacks as the bizarre case unfolds. And, as she closes in on the killer, the carefully drawn line between her professional and personal life becomes increasingly blurred, till she doesnt know who can be trusted.

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Обложки нет An Englishman Looks at the World

 Автор: Wells Herbert George

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика

Обложка книги An Order for Death An Order for Death

 Автор: Gregory Susanna

 Серия: Хроники Мэттью Бартоломью

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив


The Seventh Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew.


Cambridge, March 1354, and the cause of murder is once more on the minds of physician Matthew Bartholomew and his colleague Brother Michael.

It is a time of division and denomination at the great University. The Carmelites and the Dominicans are at theological loggerheads, so much so that the more fanatical members are willing to swap rational judgement for a deadlier form of debate. And no sooner is Carmelite friar Faricius found stabbed than a Junior Proctor is found hanging from the walls of the Dominican Friary.

What was Faricius doing out when he had not been given permission to wander? How are the nuns at the nearby convent of St Radegund involved? And who is brokering trouble between Cambridge and its rival University at Oxford? The longer their enquiries go on, the more Bartholomew and Michael realise that the murders are less to do with high-minded academic principles, and more to do with far baser instincts.

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Обложка книги Angel of Death Angel of Death

 Автор: King J Robert

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Angel Of Death Angel Of Death

 Автор: Higgins Jack

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


They call themselves “January 30”, after the date of a British massacre in Belfast. They are the enemies of peace – and they are plotting an assassination that will shatter the uneasy truce that reigns in Ireland. Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon must hunt down January 30 before they kill again – before they spark a war.

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Обложка книги Angel of Death Angel of Death

 Автор: Doherty Paul

 Серия: Hugh Corbett

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Anonymous Venetian aka Dressed for Death Anonymous Venetian aka Dressed for Death

 Автор: Leon Donna

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Commissario Brunetti's hopes of a refreshing holiday with his family are dashed when a body is found in Marghera so badly beaten that the face is unrecognizable. Brunetti searches in vain for someone who can identify the body. Then he receives a call promising some tantalizing information.

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Обложка книги Another Word for World Another Word for World

 Автор: Leckie Ann

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Another World Another World

 Автор: Barker Pat

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза


In Pat Barker's Another World, the First World War casts its shadow down the generations.

At 101 years old, Geordie, a proud Somme veteran, lingers painfully through the days before his death. His grandson Nick is anguished to see this once-resilient man haunted by the ghosts of the trenches and the horror surrounding his brother's death. But in Nick's family home the dark pressures of the past also encroach on the present. As he and his wife Fran try to unite their uneasy family of step- and half-siblings, the discovery of a sinister Victorian drawing reveals the murderous history of their house and casts a violent shadow on their lives. .

'Gripping in the best, most exquisite sense of the word — as if something wicked were holding you in its clutches' Mail on Sunday

'Brilliant. . without question the best novel I have read this year. . once again, World War I extends its dark shadows across Pat Barker's extraordinary writing' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

'One of the best things she has ever done' Ruth Rendell

'Utterly compelling. . she is a novelist who probes deep, revealing what people prefer to keep hidden' Allan Massie, Scotsman

'Demonstrates the extraordinary immediacy and vigour of expression we have come to expect from Barker. . brilliant touches of observation, an unfailing ear for dialogue, a talent for imagery that is darting and brief but unfailingly apt. . this is a novel that doesn't allow you to miss a sentence' Barry Unsworth, The New York Times Book Review

'Intensely feeling. . Geordie is a beautifully realised character, tough, humorous, and finally enigmatic' Helen Dunmore, The Times

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, which has been filmed, The Eye in the Door, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. The trilogy featured the Observer's 2012 list of the ten best historical novels. She is also the author of the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class, and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.

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Обложки нет Antediluvian world

 Автор: Donnelly Ignatius

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Appointment with Death Appointment with Death

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: Hercule Poirot

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Architects of Death Architects of Death

 Автор: Bartlett Karen

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


Topf and Sons designed and built the crematoria at the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Belzec, Dachau, Mauthausen and Gusen. At its height sixty-six Topf triple muffle ovens were in operation – forty-six of which were at Auschwitz.

In five years the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz had been the engine of the holocaust, facilitating the murder and incineration of more than one million people, most of them Jews.

Yet such a spectacularly evil feat of engineering was designed not by the Nazi SS, but by a small respectable firm of German engineers: the owners and engineers of J. A. Topf and Sons. These were not Nazi sadists, but men who were playboys and the sons of train drivers. They were driven not by ideology, but by love affairs, personal ambition and bitter personal rivalries to create the ultimate human killing and disposal machines – even at the same time as their company sheltered Nazi enemies from the death camps.

The intense conflagration of their very ordinary motives created work that surpassed in its inhumanity even the demands of the SS. In order to fulfil their own ‘dreams’ they created the ultimate human nightmare.

About the Author

KAREN BARTLETT is a writer and journalist based in London. She has written extensively for the Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, and WIRED from Africa, India, and the US, and has presented and produced for BBC Radio. Most recently, she worked with Eva Schloss, writing her Sunday Times bestselling autobiography After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank.

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Обложка книги Ardennes Sniper: A World War II Thriller Ardennes Sniper: A World War II Thriller

 Автор: Healey David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, О войне


December 1944. As German forces launch a massive surprise attack through the frozen Ardennes Forest, two snipers find themselves aiming for a rematch. Caje Cole is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains of the American South, while Kurt Von Stenger is the deadly German “Ghost Sniper.” Having been in each other’s crosshairs before, they fight a final duel during Germany’s desperate attempt to turn the tide of war in what will come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge. Can the hunter defeat the marksman? Even in the midst of war, some battles are personal.

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Обложка книги AROUND THE WORLD IS NOT A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD IS NOT A TRIP

 Автор: Mark Ted

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Ayn Rand and the World She Made Ayn Rand and the World She Made

 Автор: Heller Anne C

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

Обложка книги Bad Land: An American Romance Bad Land: An American Romance

 Автор: Raban Jonathan

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география


Part history, part modern-day travelogue, Bad Land attempts to locate the dry plains of eastern Montana and the Dakotas in the American imagination. Jonathan Raban (author of the best-selling Old Glory) explores deserted homesteads and listens to the persevering descendants of the rugged pioneers who settled this territory. Toward the end of his eclectic book, Raban tries to explain why a place like this would appeal to people like Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber. The best passages recall Paul Theroux in top form.

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Обложка книги Bald New World Bald New World

 Автор: Liu Peter Tieryas

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Science Fiction Books of Summer 2014 and listed on Buzzfeed's 15 Highly Anticipated Books of 2014, Bald New World asks the question:

What if everyone in the world lost their hair?

Nick Guan and his friend Larry Chao are a pair of eccentric filmmakers who choose to explore the existential angst of their balding world through cinema. Larry is heir to one of the most lucrative wig companies in the world. Nick is a man who’s trying to make sense of the tatters of his American dream. Taking place throughout China and America, the pair set off on a series of misadventures involving North Korean spies, veterans of an African War, and digital cricket fighters. Their journey leads them to discover some of the darkest secrets behind wig-making and hair in a hairless world.

"After my heart gives out and I'm on the operating table for emergency surgery, I will have told my physicians and surgeons to replace my heart with Peter Tieryas Liu's Bald New World, or any of his books really, because that's what I think of when I think of Liu's writing-heart. Similar to the work of Philip K. Dick, this parodic dystopia is steeped in futuristic technology that further bridges the gap between man and machine. Still, whether watching the latest episode of the immensely popular reality show Jesus the General or sparring against an opponent in the blood-sport known as cricket fighting, the humanity of our narrator shines through. Although we humans are capable of doing and creating sad, funny, glorious, devious things, we also persevere and adapt, survive. I wonder what Huxley would think of this, but he's dead. You're not, so read this book, feel alive."

— Jason Jordan, author of Pestilence, editor of decomP

"The boldly imaginative Bald New World follows Nicholas Guan, a military type tasked to digitally touch up scenes of carnage, in his misadventures from Korea to a futuristic California and in his frenzied dash from Gamble Town to China. The novel tells of beautifully flawed characters, the blurring distinction between reality and virtual environments, the comical yet chilling wave of religious fanaticism, and a world battling a strange malady called the Great Baldification, an ingenious symbol of human vanity. Peter Tieryas Liu’s Bald New World is vivid, exhilarating, and wildly entertaining." — Kristine Ong Muslim, author of We Bury the Landscape and Grim Series

"Bald New World is a hypnotic, surreal, and insightful novel, blending Blade Runner and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle to create a dark, funny, and captivating story. One of the best books I've read this year." — Richard Thomas, Staring Into the Abyss

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Обложка книги Beautiful blue death Beautiful blue death

 Автор: Finch Charles

 Серия: Charles Lenox Mysteries

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложки нет Ben, in The World

 Автор: Lessing Doris

 Серия: The Fifth Child

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика

Обложки нет Betrayal in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown- and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn’t help solve the crime. Because there’s someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility-that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke…

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Обложка книги Between the World and Me Between the World and Me

 Автор: Coates Ta-Nehisi

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country’s foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son — and readers — the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children’s lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation — a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is.

Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America’s history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story ‘The Case for Reparations’. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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Обложка книги Bit World [poetry] Bit World [poetry]

 Автор: Lightbringer Timong

 Серия:

 Жанр: Поэзия, Драматургия, Поэзия, Компьютеры и Интернет, Интернет, Юмор, Юмористические стихи


The collection of verses

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Обложка книги Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

 Автор: Sontag Sherry, Drew Christopher, Drew Annette Lawrence

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История,


For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller — except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy.

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Обложка книги Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

 Автор: Johnson Chalmers

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Bookmarked For Death Bookmarked For Death

 Автор: Barrett Lorna

 Серия: Booktown Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Tricia Miles, owner of the Haven’t Got a Clue bookstore, must solve her own mystery when a bestselling author is found dead in the washroom.

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Обложка книги Bored World Bored World

 Автор: Weir Andy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика, Короткие рассказы


A short story by Andy Weir.

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Обложки нет Born In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

Set in New York City in 2060, bestseller Roberts's latest police thriller under her Robb pseudonym in her Lt. Eve Dallas series (Naked in Death, etc.) offers her usual engaging characters. Dallas's investigation of the brutal murders of Natalie Copperfield, a 26-year-old accountant, and Copperfield's boyfriend becomes entangled with the search for Tandy Willowby, a pregnant friend who mysteriously vanishes shortly before her due date. Dallas discovers that Copperfield had stumbled on some white-collar fraud at her high-profile accounting firm, while Willowby's disappearance may be part of a series of abductions. Predictably, the two cases converge, and the mystery's solution becomes obvious. Newcomers, who may be dismayed at how little things will have changed in more than 50 years, would do better to start with earlier books in this near-future suspense series.

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Обложка книги Brain World Brain World

 Автор: Reynolds Mack

 Серия: United Planets

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Milk run. That’s what they told Ronny Bronston this job would be. “Just like a vacation,” his boss had said. All he and the giant Dorn Horsten would have to do is visit the planet Einstein and see if there was any reason not to admit them to United Planets. The planet was a paradise, where the people had bred themselves for intelligence and beauty, where everyone was completely free. Free, sometimes, to get into more trouble than they could handle. Only Ronny could get them out of that trouble; and that’s how he wound up on the Dawnworld, in a gladiator’s arena!

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Обложки нет Brave New World

 Автор: Huxley Aldous Leonard

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика


"O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world
That hath such people in't!"
Miranda's speech in Shakespeare's The Tempest
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Обложки нет Brave New World Revisited

 Автор: Huxley Aldous Leonard

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия


Brave New World Revisited (Harper & Row, 1958), written by Huxley almost thirty years after Brave New World, was a non-fiction work in which Huxley considered whether the world had moved toward or away from his vision of the future from the 1930s. He believed when he wrote the original novel that it was a reasonable guess as to where the world might go in the future but in Brave New World Revisited he concluded that the world was becoming much more like Brave New World much faster than he thought.

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Обложка книги Brotherhood in Death Brotherhood in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия: In Death

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Cause Of Death Cause Of Death

 Автор: Cornwell Patricia

 Серия: Kay Scarpetta

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Celebrity in Death Celebrity in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия: Eve Dallas and husband Roarke

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It's a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director's luxury building. Now she's at the center of a crime scene-and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster and step into the role she was born to play: cop.

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Обложки нет Ceremony In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong-and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil…

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Обложка книги Change-up: Mystery at the World Series Change-up: Mystery at the World Series

 Автор: Feinstein John

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A behind-the-scenes mystery at the World Series from bestseller John Feinstein.

Bestselling author, journalist, and Edgar Award winner John Feinstein is back with another high-stakes sports mystery. Teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are covering baseball's World Series, and during the course of an interview with a new hot pitcher, they discover more than a few contradictions in his life story. What's he hiding? An embarrassing secret? A possible crime? Let the investigation begin!

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Обложка книги Chaos in Death Chaos in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия: Eve Dallas and husband Roarke

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Eve and Rourke return to investigate a series of murders connected to a brilliant young surgeon in Chaos in Death.

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Обложка книги Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

 Автор: Hampton Dan

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Техника, Транспорт и авиация


NEW FROM THE NYT BESTSELLING AVIATION HISTORIAN


At the dawn of the Cold War, a band of WWII aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told.


Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation.

After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one’s enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called “the demon.”

Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the “barrier” had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed — until now.

Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American — George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War — met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1.

Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before.

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Обложка книги Chickenhawk: Back in the World Chickenhawk: Back in the World

 Автор: Mason Robert

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Here is the triumphant sequel to Robert Mason’s bestselling account of his service as a chopper pilot in Vietnam. Chickenawk: Back in the World is a moving, no-holds-barred post-Vietnam memoir that reveals the war’s shattering legacy in the heart and mind of a returning vet.

When Robert Mason’s first book was published in 1983, it was hailed as one of the finest personal evocations of Vietnam ever to appear in print. In fact, Chickenhawk is still in print, a book that continues to serve as a testament for an entire generation. But not even Mason’s splendid debut will prepare you for the authority of Chickenhawk: Back in the World, his harrowing quest to find “the most significant thing I lost in that war—peace.”

Although Mason’s return was at first promising—after leaving active combat duty he began instructing future helicopter pilots—it quickly spiraled downward: into bouts of panic and increasingly heavy drinking, adulterous love affairs, jobs he could never keep. At the spiral’s bottom lay an epic ocean voyage in a small boat. Destination: Colombia; cargo: marijuana: payoff: capture and a twenty-month prison term.

Mason recounts these events and his gradual healing from the wounds of Vietnam with caustic honesty, in powerful prose that conveys both the texture of despair and the hope that kept him going as he tied to maneuver through his own personal minefield. Above all, he writes with a bitter wisdom that makes this book an anthem for all those vets who lost a piece of themselves in Southeast Asia—and have spent a long, hard time trying to get it back.

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Обложка книги Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam

 Автор: Mason Robert

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Climate of Fear : The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World Climate of Fear : The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World

 Автор: Soyinka Wole

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика


In this new book developed from the prestigious Reith Lectures, Nobel Prize — winning author Wole Soyinka, a courageous advocate for human rights around the world, considers fear as the dominant theme in world politics.

Decades ago, the idea of collective fear had a tangible face: the atom bomb. Today our shared anxiety has become far more complex and insidious, arising from tyranny, terrorism, and the invisible power of the “quasi state.” As Wole Soyinka suggests, the climate of fear that has enveloped the world was sparked long before September 11, 2001.

Rather, it can be traced to 1989, when a passenger plane was brought down by terrorists over the Republic of Niger. From Niger to lower Manhattan to Madrid, this invisible threat has erased distinctions between citizens and soldiers; we’re all potential targets now.

In this seminal work, Soyinka explores the implications of this climate of fear: the conflict between power and freedom, the motives behind unthinkable acts of violence, and the meaning of human dignity. Fascinating and disturbing, Climate of Fear is a brilliant and defining work for our age.

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Обложки нет Cloding`s waiting for the death

 Автор: Макеева Наталья

 Жанр: Прочее, Неотсортированное

Обложка книги Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History

 Автор: Axelrod Alan

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История


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Обложка книги Consigned to Death Consigned to Death

 Автор: Cleland Jane K

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Josie Prescotts friends thought she was nuts when she left her high-paying New York auction house job to live on the beautiful New Hampshire coast. Truth is, Josie wondered herselfnevermind that her peripheral involvement in a high profile price-fixing scandal made the idea of a new start enticing. And things are looking upthat is, until she gets mixed up in murder, and the eligible but emotionally distant local police chief pegs her as a suspect. Josie suddenly has a lot to lose, and no desire to leave her new lifeand the possibility of a little romancebehind. So she sets out to find the killer. After all, Josie is grateful for her second chance…even with a killer on the loose.

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Обложки нет Conspiracy in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Amazon.com Review

Streetwise cop Eve Dallas and her trusty sidekick Peabody face a methodical killer in this latest addition to the In Death series by J.D. Robb, better known as the bestselling author Nora Roberts.

In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop to the bottom of a list of senseless and inexplicable killings, but Lieutenant Dallas, who "would stand for the dead and the living," is not about to let that happen. When her research uncovers similar crimes in several cities that were dropped under mysterious circumstances, Dallas knows she's facing a killer cruel enough to prey on the weakest in society and powerful enough to conspire an extensive coverup.

To complicate matters further, Dallas faces an equally troubling threat to her career when she's linked to the death of a fellow cop. Now she must fight to restore her good name as well as track down the killer.

In Conspiracy in Death, Roberts creates a futuristic world of evil that Eve Dallas negotiates through tough talk and brute force. While Robb crafts the crimes with great care, she assumes a familiarity with the characters that new readers will lack. But fans of the In Death series and newcomers alike will enjoy the thrill of the chase as Eve Dallas sets out to get her man.

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Обложки нет Contact-Poisonous Plants of the World

 Автор: Rohde M

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Биология


Many plants are highly poisonous when ingested, this is common knowledge. It is remarkable, however, that simply touching certain plants can also be a serious health hazard. Stinging Nettles are rather harmless in this respect, but there are much more dangerous contact-poisonous plants in many parts of the world, especially in the tropics. They can cause severe pain, rashes, blisters or leave scars. Some trees are reported to be so powerful that even raindrops falling from them can irritate the skin. Other plant species can cause blindness through the smoke of burning wood or from rubbing the eyes after touching the leaves.

This document gives a concise overview of those contact-poisonous plants that may be of interest for travellers. The first part briefly introduces the active principles, effects, treatment and geographical distribution. The second part lists about 35 important plant species and describes them in detail.

Information about this interesting subject is usually scattered across many different sources, like scientific works about dermatology or botany, regional field guides, travel literature, or magazines. The rare scientific literature on the subject usually lists thousands of plant species and describes in medical detail the effects on workers who were exposed to the same species for years. Only a small number of those plants is dangerous after an occasional contact, however, which means that information relevant for travellers is hidden amid lots of other data. Available information has been selected and densified to be presented here.

Latest update: 2 October 2006.

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Обложка книги Cordially Invited to Meet Death Cordially Invited to Meet Death

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


Wolfe is hired by a society party planner to find out who is writing poison pen letters about her and sending them to her clients and potential clients. Since it appears that the letters are coming from a member of the party planner’s household, Archie is sent up to her Riverdale mansion to investigate. The client dies a few days into the investigation. Was it an accident or murder? Is there a connection between the death and the letters? If it was murder how was it done?

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Обложки нет Counter Clock World

 Автор: Dick Philip K

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Creation In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save – and the killers she couldn't capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to nine years ago. A man the media tagged "The Groom" – because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims – had the city on edge with a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days. But now, The Groom has returned – and Eve's determined to finish him. Familiar with his methods, Eve knows that he has already grabbed his next victim. Time is running out on another woman's life. When it turns out that the dead woman was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him onto the case – a move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made it personal. The victim was washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. And chances are that he's working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career – abducting a woman who will test his skills on every level and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.

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Обложка книги Cursed To Death Cursed To Death

 Автор: Banks L A

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau arrives at the scene of a murder, only to discover that a Fae creature has been killed – in a whole new kind of way. What is the meaning behind this mysterious ritualistic killing? What did the victim do to deserve it? Sasha fears that the Vampires and Unseelies have formed an unholy alliance.and they're ready to unleash their darkest arsenal of magick yet.

Teaming up with her mate and fellow Shadow Wolf, Max Hunter, Sasha tries to penetrate the paranormal community for clues. Meanwhile, members of the Wolf Clan are turning against one another as they race to uncover the meaning behind an ancient Unseelie curse. Even Sasha is not immune to this powerful magick, and soon finds herself drawn to a sensual, dangerous dance – one that could cost her own life.

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Обложки нет Dance Of Death

 Автор: Preston Douglas, Child Lincoln

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal-one who has had 20 years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?

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Обложки нет Dark World

 Автор: Сено Вадик

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Батыр проснулся в жутком настроении. Солнце еще не взошло, эфенди еще не ударил в гонг. Вокруг него воины спали сладким сном, кто-то сопел, кто-то сильно храпел, а Илкер, еле выживший после схватки с драконом, слегка постанывал даже во сне. Батыр считал, что довольно неплохо разбирается в себе, и поэтому почувствовал приближение плохого настроения еще вчера вечером. Да, сегодня определенно все пойдет не так.

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Обложка книги Date with Death Date with Death

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Overkill

The heat's on. Bodies are strewn acrosss the Sunbelt. Who they are and where they came from is shrouded in mystery. The casualties are still mounting when Remo and Chiun come to cool things off - unprepared for the discoveries that await them there, like the impregnable mountain fortress where 242 beautiful senoritas are being imprisoned. And the insidious plot that has them earmarked as gifts for America's most powerful men. And the blackmail that's sure to follow..

Rescue operations begin at once, with Remo's job-and life-on the line, as he and his mentor tackle a new Old West that's wilder than the shootout at the O.K. Corral!


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Обложки нет Dead to the World

 Автор: Харрис Шарлин

 Серия: Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire)

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


Введите сюда краткую аннотацию

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Обложка книги Death Death

 Автор: Hill Reginald

 Серия: Dalziel and Pascoe

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложки нет Death And The Dancing Footman

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


A footman should not be dancing when on duty. But suppose he does — what will be the consequences for the solving of a murder puzzle?

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Обложка книги Death and the Jubilee Death and the Jubilee

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death and the Lit Chick Death and the Lit Chick

 Автор: Malliet G M

 Серия: St.Just mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложки нет Death and the Maiden

 Автор: Брэдбери Рэй

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

The Machineries of Joy (Механизмы радости)

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (Сборник ста лучших рассказов)

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Обложка книги Death and the Seaside Death and the Seaside

 Автор: Moore Alison

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


With an abandoned degree behind her and a thirtieth birthday approaching, amateur writer Bonnie Falls moves out of her parents’ home into a nearby flat. Her landlady, Sylvia Slythe, takes an interest in Bonnie, encouraging her to finish one of her stories, in which a young woman moves to the seaside, where she comes under strange influences. As summer approaches, Sylvia suggests to Bonnie that, as neither of them has anyone else to go on holiday with, they should go away together — to the seaside, perhaps.

The new novel from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse is a tense and moreish confection of semiotics, suggestibility and creative writing with real psychological depth and, in Bonnie Falls and Sylvia Slythe, two unforgettable characters.

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Обложка книги Death Angel Death Angel

 Автор: Howard Linda

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


After she double-crosses her lover, a ruthless crime lord, Drea must flee from a relentless assassin who ultimately succeeds in killing her. But after a very brief death, Drea returns to life a changed woman: no longer selfish and cruel, determined to bring down the ones who marked her for death. Joining forces with the FBI, little does she suspect that the man she will come to love is the same assassin who took her life.

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Обложка книги Death Angel Death Angel

 Автор: Fairstein Linda

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Perennial New York Times bestselling crime novelist Linda Fairstein explores the rich – and little-known – history of New York's City's Central Park in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel, Death Angel.

In her fourteen bestsellers, Linda Fairstein has enthralled millions of fans with her trademark style that infuses fascinating New York City history with breathtaking suspense. She continually creates some of the most authentic and compelling crime thrillers of our time thanks in part to her extensive experience as a New York City prosecutor.

With Death Angel, Fairstein takes readers into the storied history of New York's Central Park as Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack? Is this enormous urban park a sanctuary in the middle of the city – as it seems to the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who fill it every day – or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?

Once again, Linda Fairstein will thrill both longtime fans and new readers with an explosive page-turner filled with a shocking realism that only she can deliver.

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Обложка книги Death Angels Death Angels

 Автор: Edwardson Åke

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The debut thriller in the internationally acclaimed series – available for the first time in the United States

A long-time number one bestseller in his native Sweden, Åke Edwardson's profile was conspicuously raised when his novel Frozen Tracks was chosen as a finalist for a 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Until now, however, the novel that launched Edwardson's critically acclaimed Erik Winter series has never been available in the United States. With a new series translator who fully captures Edwardson's signature atmospheric style, Death Angels is America's introduction to Sweden's youngest Chief Inspector as he teams up with Scotland Yard to solve the mysterious parallel killings of young British and Swedish tourists. Richly evocative of mid-nineties South London and Gothenburg, Sweden, Death Angels is a brilliant opening to a mesmerizing series that has become a phenomenon in international crime fiction.

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“A crime novel with snappy dialogue, depth and-most important of all-suspense from beginning to end.” – Morala Vadstena Tidning (Sweden)

“Edwardson will not be hampered by the constraints of the crime genre… with his sharp dialogue… and a backdrop of darkness that recalls the early works of James Ellroy, one must proclaim Åke Edwardson a master of the Scandinavian detective novel.” – Le Monde des Livres (France)

“A read which even on a really warm July day sends cold shivers down my spine… Edwardson’s language is vivid and full of nuance.” – Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland)

“A fast, sleek, hard ballad.” – Die Welt (Germany)

“Clever, exciting, atmospheric!” – Der Spiegel (Germany)

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Обложка книги Death at Bishops Keep Death at Bishops Keep

 Автор: Paige Robin

 Серия: Sir Charles Sheridan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death at Blenheim Palace Death at Blenheim Palace

 Автор: Paige Robin

 Серия: Sir Charles Sheridan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death At Epsom Downs Death At Epsom Downs

 Автор: Robin Paige

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


There's plenty of excitement at Epsom Downs, as Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, watch the races from a box shared by Jennie Jerome Churchill and world-renowned actress, mistress and horse-trader Lillie Langtry. But the real excitement comes that evening, when Charles is called to investigate both the death of a Derby jockey and the theft of Lillie Langtry's jewels. Before long, there are no safe bets as Kate and Charles are pulled into Lillie Langtry's reckless social world, where lords and ladies run neck and neck with thieves and murderers-and the race for justice stands to be a photo finish.

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Обложка книги Death at Intervals Death at Intervals

 Автор: Saramago é

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In an unnamed country on the first day of the new year, people stop dying. Amid the general public, there is great celebration: flags are hung out on balconies and people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity – eternal life. Death is on strike. Soon though, the residents begin to suffer. For several months undertakers face bankruptcy, the church is forced to reinvent its doctrine, and local ‘maphia’ smuggle those on the brink of death over the border where they can expire naturally.

Death does return eventually, but with a new courteous approach – delivering violet warning letters to her victims. But what can death do when a letter is unexpectedly returned?

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Обложка книги Death at Pompeia Death at Pompeia

 Автор: Rowe Rosemary

 Серия: Libertus mystery of Roman Britain

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death at the Alma Mater Death at the Alma Mater

 Автор: Malliet G M

 Серия: St.Just mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложки нет Death At The Bar

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


Among the guests at the Plume of Feathers on the memorable evening of the murder were a West End matinée idol, a successful portrait painter, an Oxford-educated farmer’s daughter, a radical organizer and assorted rustics and villagers. Each of them had an opportunity to place the deadly poison on the dart that seemingly had been the instrument of murder. But no one admitted seeing any suspicious movement on the part of anyone else. And what exactly had been the method of the killer? This was the problem Inspector Alleyn had to solve — and he does so with all of his accustomed verve and brilliance.

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Обложка книги Death at the Crossroads Death at the Crossroads

 Автор: Furutani Dale

 Серия: Matsuyama Kaze

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложки нет Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

 Автор: Wodehouse Pelham Grenville

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза

Обложка книги Death Benefit Death Benefit

 Автор: Cook Robin

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Death Benefits Death Benefits

 Автор: Demille Nelson

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Death By a Dark Horse Death By a Dark Horse

 Автор: Schreyer Susan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Thea Campbell goes out for revenge when the one person who is the most likely and least likely candidate for thief steals her horse. But Olympic hopeful Valerie Parsons is past caring about being arrested. She’s dead. At first Thea’s horse is assumed to have killed the woman, but when the coroner determines it was a human hand and not a horse’s hoof that ended Valerie’s li…more

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Обложка книги Death by Choice Death by Choice

 Автор: Shimada Masahiko

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Yoshio Kita’s hopelessness and lack of faith in his future crystallizes into a decision to commit suicide by what he calls ‘capital punishment at free will’, meaning his only pressing problem now is how to spend both his remaining self-allocated seven days on earth and all his worldly money. From fine dining with a former porn actress to insuring his life, from pursuing an ex-girlfriend to an entanglement with an assassin, Yoshio’s last seven days on earth take on unexpected twists and turns in this darkly comic exploration of the cult of suicide in Japan and the culture that has created it.

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Обложка книги Death By Darjeeling Death By Darjeeling

 Автор: Childs Laura

 Серия: A Tea Shop Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Ordinarily, Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop is an oasis of calm. But when tea shop owner, Theodosia Browning, caters the annual Lamplighter Tour of historic homes, one of the patrons turns up dead.  Never mind that it's Hughes Barron, a slightly scurrilous real estate developer. Theodosia's reputation is suddenly on the line. Aided by her friends and fellow tea shop entrepreneurs, Theo sets about to unravel the mystery of the deadly Darjeeling and encounters a number of likely suspects. 

Tanner Joseph, the fiery environmentalist, held a grudge against the developer for his misuse of land. Timothy Neville, the octogenarian majordomo for the Heritage Society, opposed Hughes Barron's election to the board. And Barron's unsavory partner might very well profit from a cleverly written buy-sell agreement!

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Обложка книги Death by Honeymoon Death by Honeymoon

 Автор: Skye Jaden

 Серия: Caribbean Murder Series

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convinced. Cindy must return to her and Clint's now-empty home in New York and face her in-laws, who never wanted Clint to marry her, and who did everything to make her engagement and wedding hell. She must deal with all of these women's backbiting, gossiping and unspoken accusations, while she tries to get a handle on her own grief and to get clear on what really happened to Clint.

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Обложка книги Death by the Book Death by the Book

 Автор: Bartulin Lenny

 Серия: Jack Susko Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Bartulin’s debut is an old-fashioned mystery with lots of snappy dialogue and a noir atmosphere. A second-hand book dealer in Australia, Jack just wants a quiet life among his beloved books and far away from his former work as a Mob driver. Broke and with his store struggling, Jack accepts a commission from a local magnate to locate and buy all known copies of any books by a relatively unknown and out-of-print poet. But Jack isn’t the only one tracking down the books, and the businessman drives a tough bargain. The Australian setting doesn’t make a strong impression, but that is more than made up for by the well-rounded and believable characters. With a fast pace and a noir tone, this is bound to appeal to a wide audience of mystery readers but will be especially popular with book lovers and fans of John Dunning’s Cliff Janeway series. A strong debut and a promising series.

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Обложка книги Death by Water Death by Water

 Автор: Oe Kenzaburo

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." In Death by Water, his recurring protagonist and literary alter-ego returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase fabled to hold documents revealing the details of his father’s death during WWII: details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel.

Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father’s fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he’s haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Kogito is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father’s demise.

Diving into the turbulent depths of legacy and mortality, Death by Water is an exquisite examination of resurfacing national and personal trauma, and the ways that storytelling can mend political, social, and familial rifts.

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Обложка книги Death By Water Death By Water

 Автор: Damhaug Torkil

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


The second novel in the Oslo Crime Files, a tense and dark quartet of thrillers for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo.

Psychologist Mailin Bjerke is due to appear on the notorious TV show Taboo, tackling its most sensational subject yet. But she never arrives at the studio.

As the police struggle to find any sign of Mailin, her sister Liss, living on the edge in Amsterdam, takes matters into her own hands. Flying home to Olso, she discovers a complex backdrop of friends and enemies, where no one can be relied upon to tell the truth. Her battle is made harder by the fractured memories of a childhood where Mailin was always her protector and by the secrets she must keep hidden. And she has no idea that Mailin's disappearance is somehow connected to a chance meeting more than a decade before…

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Обложка книги Death Called to the Bar Death Called to the Bar

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death Check Death Check

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


The big brains behind the business usually have many pots boiling on their stove, or running their think engines as the case may be. But when the business motto of the Brewster forum, "Pursuing Research Into Original Thought", leads them to some eccentric affairs that throw them far enough off track, Remo Williams enlists the help of his Master Chiun to solve a harrowing crime.

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Обложка книги Death Cloud Death Cloud

 Автор: Lane Andrew

 Серия: Young Sherlock Holmes

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив, Детское, Детские остросюжетные


Ein turbulenter Sommer wird den 15jährigen Sherlock Holmes für immer verändern: Ein Mord, eine Entführung, Korruption und ein sehr finsterer Schurke werden ihm das Leben schwer machen.


Über Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane ist der Autor von mehr als zwanzig Büchern, unter anderem Romanen zu bekannten TV-Serien wie ›Doctor Who‹, ›Torchwood‹ und ›Randall & Hopkirk - Detektei mit Geist‹. Einige davon hat er unter Pseudonym veröffentlicht. Er hat außerdem für die ›Radio Times‹ und den ›TV Guide‹ geschrieben. Andrew Lane lebt mit seiner Frau, seinem Sohn und einer riesigen Sammlung von Sherlock Holmes Büchern in Dorset. ›Young Sherlock Holmes - Death Cloud‹ ist der erste Band der Serie über das Leben des jugendlichen Meisterdetektivs. Weitere Bände sind in Vorbereitung.


Die englische Originalausgabe erschien 2010 unter dem Titel ›Young Sherlock Holmes - Death Cloud‹ bei Macmillan Children’s Books, London, England


Aus dem Englischen von Christian Dreller

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Обложка книги Death Comes as the End Death Comes as the End

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death Comes to Pemberley Death Comes to Pemberley

 Автор: James P D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив, Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы


A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.

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Обложка книги Death Comes to the Ballets Russes Death Comes to the Ballets Russes

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death Comes to the Torpedo Factory Death Comes to the Torpedo Factory

 Автор: Zimmer Arno

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


In “Death Comes To The Torpedo Factory”, World War II has been over for years and an old Torpedo Factory is now used to store government documents – including classified records from the campaign against Nazi Germany. In 1971, a lowly clerk stumbles upon a file with explosive photographs that, if made public, could ruin a prominent local family. When the photographs disappear, the hunt for them attracts a motley assortment of characters – including a former German intelligence agent and an old school gumshoe – with deadly consequences.

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Обложки нет Death Dance

 Автор: Fairstein Linda

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

Reunited with fellow Manhattan crime scene investigators Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, brazen, outspoken Alexandra Cooper, assistant DA for the sex crimes prosecution unit, tackles the case of a murdered dancer with the Royal Ballet. While it was no secret that "world-renowned" Russian ballerina Natalya Galinova had a bad attitude and a cuckolded husband, that she was tossed, undetected, into the cooling unit at the Metropolitan Opera House still comes as a shock, even to a whole slew of suspects, among them her agent, Rinaldo; Broadway kingpin and voyeur Joe Berk; Berk's shady niece Mona; and the Met's slippery artistic director, Chet Dobbis. Varied clues paired with the fascinating theatrical spadework involved in the opera business lead to a sidewalk electrocution and several sabotaged stage sets. As additional suspects are tacked on, concurrent evidence and motives surface and the stage becomes increasingly deadly for everyone involved, especially Alex. Running alongside is a rape subplot involving an elusive Turkish doctor, and an unsolved urban assault case. Despite the overcrowded plot, this whodunit manages to pirouette to a satisfying climax just as the curtain drops. Fairstein (Entombed) fans will undoubtedly demand an encore.

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Обложка книги Death Deal Death Deal

 Автор: Disher Garry

 Серия: Wyatt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Death Drop Death Drop

 Автор: Gill B M

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Was it an accident? Or suicide? Or murder?

When 12-year-old David is found blindfolded and dead at the bottom of a ship's hold while on a school outing, the headmaster claims the tragedy was due to an accident. But the boy's father begins his own investigation and very quickly he uncovers a tawdry and messy web of secrecy, jealousy and cover-up.

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Обложка книги Death Du Jour Death Du Jour

 Автор: Kathy Reichs,

 Серия: Temperance Brennan

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Death Echo Death Echo

 Автор: Lowell Elizabeth

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Остросюжетные любовные романы


New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell cuts a new edge in suspense with this thrilling tale of passion, danger, and international intrigue in which a pair of former operatives must stop a deadly plot that threatens a major American city – and ultimately the world

When she joined St. Kilda's, the elite security consulting firm, Emma Cross thought she'd left behind the blood, the guilt, and the tribal wars that defined her life at the CIA. Yet, trading spying for investigating yacht thefts didn't alleviate the danger – or melt away her professional paranoia. Now, the same good instincts that got her into trouble at the agency might be what will help her survive her latest case.

With some arm-twisting, St. Kilda and Emma are tracking a yacht named Blackbird, a dead ringer for another ship that went missing somewhere between Vladivostok and Portland a year earlier. Emma knows the boat's intended cargo is lethal. What she needs to find out is whether it's biological, chemical, or fissionable. And she's only got seven days to uncover the truth… or a major American city will be lost.

Fortunately, she's working with a new partner as menacing and distrustful as the worst enemy she's ever faced – and as deadly. A honed killer, MacKenzie Durand led a special ops team that was deployed to some of the world's nastiest places. But five years ago everything went to hell in Afghanistan, when bad intel hung his team out to dry. The only survivor, Mac walked away and never looked back, preferring to make money sailing high-end boats like Blackbird.

But Emma and Mac aren't the only eyes watching Blackbird. Taras Demidov, an expert in extortion and execution in the pay of the oligarchs running the former Soviet Union, is also waiting in the shadows, determined to intercept a fearsomely powerful arms dealer with the money, weaponry, and connections to alter the geopolitical balance.

Thrown together by an organization of enemies with global ties more dangerous than either of them realize, Mac and Emma must put aside their growing attraction for each other to save more than just their own lives. In a deadly game where the rules change without warning and the line between friend and foe is blurred, the pair must find answers fast – or watch as innocent civilians are sacrificed in a cold-blooded grab for power and supremacy. And even Mac and Emma aren't sure just who will get to the finish line alive…

A breathtaking tale of passion and danger, Death Echo is superb entertainment from the queen of suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell.

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Обложка книги Death Ex Machina Death Ex Machina

 Автор: Corby Gary

 Серия: Athenian mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложки нет Death forever!

 Автор: Лобанов Юрий

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

Обложка книги Death From a Top Hat Death From a Top Hat

 Автор: Rawson Clayton

 Серия: Great Merlini

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


When a necromancer is murdered, a magician takes the case


Freelance scribe Ross Harte is working on an essay about the sad state of the modern mystery novel when a scream comes from the hallway: “There is death in that room!” Harte finds a trio of conjurers trying to get into the apartment of his neighbor, the mysterious Dr. Cesare Sabbat, famed occultist and, for the past few minutes, a corpse.

They break down the door to find Sabbat lying in a pentagram, face twisted from the agonies of strangulation, but with no bruises on his neck. All the doors were locked, and the windows drop straight down to the river below. Only an escape artist could get out of that room, and Sabbat knew quite a few. To make sense of this misdirected muddle, the police bring in the Great Merlini, an illusionist whose specialty is making mysteries disappear.

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Обложка книги Death Fugue Death Fugue

 Автор: Keyi Sheng

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Sheng Keyi was born in Hunan province in 1973 and lives in Beijing. Death Fugue is her sixth novel, and the second to be published in English translation, after Northern Girls (2012). It is a brave work of speculative fiction, a cross between Cloud Atlas and 1984, scathing in its irony, ingenious in its use of allegory, and acute in its understanding of the power of writing. The imagination that drives it is exuberant and unconstrained.

In a large square in the centre of Beiping, the capital of Dayang, a huge tower of excrement appears one day, causing unease in the population, and ultimately widespread civil unrest. The protest, in which poets play an important part, is put down violently. Haunted by the violence, and by his failure to support his girlfriend Qizi, who is one of the protest leaders, Yuan Mengliu gives up poetry in favour of medicine, and the antiseptic environment of the operating theatre. But every year he travels in search of Qizi, and on one of these trips, caught in a storm, he wakes to find himself in a perfect society called Swan Valley. In this utopia, as he soon discovers, impulse and feeling are completely controlled, and every aspect of life regulated for the good of the nation, with terrible consequences.

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Обложка книги Death Game Death Game

 Автор: Graham Jo

 Серия: Atlantis

 Жанр: Фантастика, Боевая фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Colonel John Sheppard knows it's going to be a bad day when he wakes up in a downed Jumper with a head wound and no memory of how he got there.

Things don't get any better.

Concussed, far from the Stargate, and with his only remaining team mate, Teyla, injured, Sheppard soon finds himself a prisoner of the local population. And as he gradually pieces the situation together he realises that his team is scattered across a tropical archipelago, unable to communicate with each other or return to the Stargate. And to make matters worse, there's a Wraith cruiser in the skies above…

Meanwhile, Ronon and Doctor Zelenka find themselves in an unlikely partnership as they seek a way off their island and back to the Stargate. And Doctor McKay? He just wants to get the Stargate working…


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Обложка книги Death Glitch Death Glitch

 Автор: Douglas Ken

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Death, Guns and Sticky Buns Death, Guns and Sticky Buns

 Автор: Malmont Valerie S

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


When a quaint Pennsylvania town hosts a Civil War reenactment, only the blood will be real…

How does a once-hip New Yorker get used to living in a quaint Pennsylvania town famous for its gooey, oversized sticky buns? For Tori Miracle, it means kissing her diet good-bye, always showing up in the wrong clothes, and struggling with a love life. And now that she's filling in for the editor of the Lickin Creek Chronicle and has the town newspaper to look after as well as her own dear fastidious felines, sometimes it means cosponsoring public events like a Civil War reenactment for the local women's college.

But when this charmingly authentic reenactment is done, and each man and woman has played his or her part to the hilt, it's clear that Tori has miscalculated again. Someone used one live bullet in an antique gun. And with a man dead, it's going to be up to the only city slicker in Lickin Creek to unravel a mystery of murder in a town where calories don't count, but murder does…

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Обложка книги Death in a Beach Chair Death in a Beach Chair

 Автор: Wolzien Valerie

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A nice writing style and considerable wit. – Chicago Tribune

Wit is Wolzien's strong suit… Her portrayal of small-town life will prompt those of us in similar situations to agree that we too have been there and done that. – The Mystery Review

Domestic mysteries, with their emphasis on everyday people and everyday events, are very popular and the Susan Henshaw stories are some of the best in this subgenre. – Romantic Times

For Susan and Jed Henshaw and their friends Kathleen and Jerry Gordon, the tiny Caribbean resort called Compass Bay has everything. White sand, luxurious cottages, rum punches to die for?even a gorgeous unattached blonde ornamenting the premises.

But Kathleen and Jerry are having marital problems?and when the mysterious blonde turns up murdered, the cloud hanging over their little paradise grows black indeed. It turns out that the victim is the once-frumpy sister of Jerry?s first wife. Many years ago, Susan, Jed, and Jerry had known her well, and the island police don?t believe it?s coincidence that she appeared at Compass Bay at the same time as her old friends. Nor does Susan, who shifts into investigative red alert?and finds a serpent in Eden, its fangs loaded with venom…

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Обложка книги Death in a Scarlet Coat Death in a Scarlet Coat

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложки нет Death in a White Tie

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


A murder in aristocratic circles. The seventh mystery in Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn series.

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Обложка книги Death in Disguise Death in Disguise

 Автор: Graham Caroline

 Серия: Chief Inspector Barnaby

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив


The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse has provided the citizens of Compton Dando with splendid fodder for gossip, prompting speculation of arcane rituals and bizarre sexual practices. But with the murder of the commune's leaders, the rumor-mill goes into overdrive. It's the most exciting thing to happen in Compton Dando since three boys burned down the bus shelter. In trying to solve those murders, Chief Inspector Barnaby is less excited than exasperated. The residents of the Windhorse commune may have been seeking the simple life, but they're all concealing complicated pasts - or past lives.

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Обложка книги Death In Duplicate Death In Duplicate

 Автор: Wolzien Valerie

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


DOUBLE THE LOVE, DOUBLE THE DEATH

Susan Henshaw and her husband, Jeb, are the proud grandparents of beautiful twins, and their daughter and son-in-law are temporarily moving into the Henshaws' Connecticut home with their tiny bundles of joy. Added to the mix are two giant bullmastiffs and a nanny. Though a bit overwhelmed, Susan and Jeb are delighted to be a part of the chaos.

But a neighbor, Nadine Baines, soon starts to rain on their parade. She recognizes the nanny as a suspect in several recent shady deaths at a nursing home. The day after this troubling revelation, Nadine is found in her kitchen with a knife protruding from her chest. Is the nanny the culprit? Are Susan's grandchildren at risk? With murder so close to home and another possibly following, Susan must investigate-and she uncovers a tangled conspiracy beyond her wildest imagination.

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Обложки нет Death In Ecstasy

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


The woman stretched both her hands out and the priest gave her the cup.

“The wine of ecstasy gives joy to your body and soul.”

She raised the cup to her lips. Her head tipped back until the last drop must have been drained. Suddenly she gasped violently. Her face twisted into an appalling grimace. She pitched forward like an enormous doll, jerked twice, and then was still…

She may have been in a state of ecstasy, but she was undoubtedly dead.

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Обложка книги Death In Hyde Park Death In Hyde Park

 Автор: Paige Robin

 Серия: , Sir Charles Sheridan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив, Триллер


Kate and Charles Sheridan are attending the new king's coronation ceremony when an anarchist accidentally blows himself up-with a bomb meant for the royals. Now, it's up to Kate and Charles to discover who is threatening the crown-and whether or not American author Jack London is involved…

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Обложка книги Death in Little Tokyo Death in Little Tokyo

 Автор: Furutani Dale

 Серия: Ken Tanaka

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Death In Oslo Death In Oslo

 Автор: Holt Anne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


To appreciate DEATH IN OSLO as an English-language reader, one must note that the book was first published (in Norwegian) in 2006, being written and set in the spring of 2005. Only now (December 2009) is it available in an English-language version. In those times, 9/11 was a much closer, and more raw, memory than it is now, and DEATH IN OSLO takes place in the context of international and personal relations that have not settled down to a new norm after that dreadful atrocity.

Helen Bentley has recently been elected as the first woman president of the United States, beating George W. Bush. Preoccupied with internal stability, Bentley has not made any state visits abroad since her inauguration until the opening of this novel. She’s decided to visit Norway, the safest country in the world from the point of view of its dearth of terrorist attacks and its internal stability. Mysteriously, Bentley travels very light, refusing to let her husband and teenage daughter accompany her, and allowing only the minimum in terms of her own security. Abruptly, she vanishes from her hotel room on the first night of her visit, during the preparations for Norway’s national midsummer day holiday celebrations.

The rest of the book deals with the aftermath of this shocking event. The author is mainly interested in looking at the United States in relation to the rest of the world, in particular the country’s response to the 9/11 atrocities in terms of its sudden legislation to remove many civil liberties as the authorities seek to track and monitor any possible attack from within. After Helen Bentley disappears, the Norwegian police and security services begin an immediate and exhaustive investigation, soon discovering witnesses who saw the president travelling in a car (oddly, in a very wide-ranging trip around the country) and pulling the perpetrators in for questioning. Although progress in this sense is very fast, these leads go nowhere and the authorities are left in total ignorance of the president’s whereabouts, as well as how and why she was kidnapped.

At the same time, the Americans themselves are piling into Norway, quickly brushing aside offers to share the investigation and setting up their own system from their embassy. Warren Scifford, who we know from previous novels by reputation as a senior “spook” of some kind in the USA, is called in as he’s become the president’s special adviser and is also her friend – one of the small circle who helped her to get elected. As soon as he arrives, Warren asks for Johanne Vik, his ex-student, to be his liaison between the US and Norwegian investigations. Not only does Johanne refuse this request because of their past history, but when Warren instead asks Adam Stubo, Johanne’s husband and a senior policeman, to take the role (no doubt hoping Adam will discuss the case with Johanne and pass on her insights), Johanne tells Adam she and their baby daughter will leave him if he accepts. Adam has no choice but to accept his boss's instruction to accompany Warren. As soon as he does, Johanne takes her baby and goes to the only person she knows will take her in and not ask questions. Her decision brings her right into the centre of events in the most incredible (unlikely) sense, and her skill as a profiler becomes crucial in the hunt for the missing woman.

DEATH IN OSLO is a book that I find hard to assess. On the one hand it is extremely good and had me reading keenly to the end. It is very strong on its analysis of the international political scene and of the motives and modus operandi of the perpetrators. I don’t usually like these “who kidnapped the president?” thrillers but this one is certainly superior, partly because of the author’s confidence in constructing the scenario in all its disparate scenes that slowly come together, and partly because of the attractive character of Helen Bentley and the flashbacks to her campaign and political manoeuvrings. In other ways, however, the plot is unbelievably weak. Without giving away spoilers, the whole book depends on two massive coincidences- where the president goes after her disappearance; and Adam’s closeness to the investigation. As well as this, too many puzzles that the author creates are simply left, not even unanswered, but just ignored. The character of Warren is an enigma – we know he has done something unspeakable to Johanne in the past, but not what. Now he is apparently a close friend of the president – is he in fact a double agent? Is he operating with or against the FBI? Why does he want to work with Adam and then ignore him, regularly disappearing? And, more generally, why is the apparently very persuasive briefing document about the most likely source of threats to the president ignored by the authorities, even though it is on file? And why is the person behind the killing, who obsessively plans for many years and has endless failsafes in place for various aspects of the plans, so casual about how the crucial final piece of information is to be disseminated? (Though this part of the plot does include a lovely character sketch of a widower and his daughters.) And why did the president travel with minimum security against advice?

These and many other issues are left hanging – in addition, the spectre of Wenke Benke (see THE FINAL MURDER) hovers over the novel – yet is not developed. The actions of the president are very hard (impossible, in my case) to comprehend, both before and after her disappearance – too much is simply left unexplained. And although we receive a throwaway piece of vital information about why Johanne hates Warren so much, most of the details are not shared with the readers.

In many respects, DEATH IN OSLO is an tight, convincing and readable thriller with good characterisations (particularly Adam and Johanne), yet in others, it seems incredibly careless – which is incomprehensible to me as I (not the most imaginative of people) can think of several ways in which some of the more implausible elements of the plot could have been made more authentic, and in particular, it isn’t hard to think of how the last part of the puzzle could be made more robust on the part of the bad guys given all their previous careful planning. All in all, I’m left confused as to why some parts of this well-translated book are so good, whereas others have a casually unfinished air to them, leaving the reader feeling a bit cheated, even though the read itself is so exciting.

Death in Oslo has just been reviewed by Karen Meek at Euro Crime.

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Обложка книги Death in Paradise Death in Paradise

 Автор: Parker Robert B

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town. The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his team-mates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late summer twilight. But then a voice, scared, calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. He walks to the sound, where two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, face down, is something that used to be a girl. The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's LA past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This floating girl hadn't committed suicide, she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot, and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that the dead girl had a reputation and a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't even be bothered to report her missing, or admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. At the same time, Jesse must battle two demons from his past: a renewed struggle with the bottle, and a continuing relationship with his ex-wife. Neither one will help him solve the case, and either one could jeopardize his career – and his life. Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.

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Обложка книги Death In Shanghai Death In Shanghai

 Автор: Lee M J

 Серия: Inspector Danilov

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложки нет Death in Shanghai (chinese)

 Автор: Ying Hong

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


夜降临太早,这场雨真的永远没完。上海的马路,像一个个织妇的手把细丝般的水掂捏成一束,从路四角汇集到铁阴沟盖,汩汩地流下去。下水道被如此泡过几个星 期之后,潮气升出,带着磷火的蓝光,幽幽地游动在四周。法租界兰心大戏院门口人头攒动,伞和尖顶的雨衣密密麻麻占了蒲石路迈而西爱路口。这不奇怪,每晚都 如此,今天令人不安的是似有若无的说法。事情已经发生,事情正在发生。

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Обложка книги Death in Shangri-La Death in Shangri-La

 Автор: Zur Yigal

 Серия: Dotan Naor

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Perfect for fans of Nelson DeMille and Daniel Silva

Ex-Israeli operative turned private investigator, Dotan Naor—to settle a bet—agrees to locate the missing son of former acquaintance, now ruthless Israeli arms merchant, Willy Mizrachi. Willy, who does not hesitate to sell killing machines to the most heinous players in the world, is desperate to find his only son, Itiel, who has headed to an ashram in the Himalayas.

The Himalayas are also host to groups of young Israelis who have completed their mandatory military service—a sort of rite of passage. Now, those innocent kids are being hunted down by violent terrorists.

India and the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan is familiar territory to Dotan, as he searches for Itiel and for the source of these heinous attacks on Israeli youth.

Unwilling to leave this quest in the hands of Dotan, Willy also travels to India, where he is murdered in Delhi, triggering international repercussions capable of ripping the world apart at one of its most dangerous flashpoints.

Nothing is as it seems in this region of the world. Betrayal reigns everywhere.

But love, in its purest form, does manage to shine through in this story of brutal international corruption.

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Обложка книги Death in Spring Death in Spring

 Автор: Rodoreda Merce

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Considered by many to be the grand achievement of her later period, Death in Spring is one of Mercè Rodoreda's most complex and beautifully constructed works. The novel tells the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town — burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood — through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate. It is through these rituals, and the developing relationships between the boy and the townspeople, that Rodoreda portrays a fully-articulated, though quite disturbing, society.

The horrific rituals, however, stand in stark contrast to the novel’s stunningly poetic language and lush descriptions. Written over a period of twenty years — after Rodoreda was forced into exile following the Spanish Civi War—Death in Spring is musical and rhythmic, and truly the work of a writer at the height of her powers.

A book for the ages, Death in Spring can be read as a metaphor for Franco's Spain (or any oppressed society), or as a mythological quest novel. Rodoreda’s last novel is a bold, ambitious statement, and a fitting capstone to her remarkable career.

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Обложка книги Death in Summer Death in Summer

 Автор: Trevor William

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Death in the afternoon Death in the afternoon

 Автор: Хемингуэй Эрнест Миллер

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Death in the Afternoon is a non-fiction book by Ernest Hemingway about the ceremony and traditions of Spanish bullfighting. It was originally published in 1932. The book provides a look at the history and what Hemingway considers the magnificence of bullfighting, while also being a deeper contemplation on the nature of fear and courage.

Any discussion concerning bullfighting would be incomplete without some mention of the controversy surrounding it. Toward that end Hemingway commented, "anything capable of arousing passion in its favor will surely raise as much passion against it."

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Обложка книги Death in the Castle Death in the Castle

 Автор: Buck Pearl S

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


An ancient castle, a cash-strapped and psychologically unstable aristocratic couple, and the rumor of ghosts weave together in this sparkling historical mystery from Pearl S. Buck.

Sir Richard Sedgeley and Lady Mary are broke and without an heir to the castle that’s been in their family for centuries. Tourists are infrequent, and the offers they’ve received are not ones they can live with: a state-run prison or a museum in America. What is the remedy, and is it true that there’s treasure hidden somewhere under their noses? Featuring a cast of outsize characters — timid Mary, her possibly mad husband, Wells the Butler, and his mysterious daughter Kate—Death in the Castle is a suspenseful delight by the author of The Good Earth.

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Обложка книги Death in the opening chapter Death in the opening chapter

 Автор: Heald Tim

 Серия: Simon Bognor

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Death in the Stocks Death in the Stocks

 Автор: Хейер Джорджетт

 Серия: Inspector Hannasyde

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A bobby on his night rounds discovers a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green. Inspector Hannasyde is called in, but sorting out the suspects proves a challenge. Anyone in the eccentric, exceedingly uncooperative Vereker family had the motive and means to kill Andrew Vereker, who seemed to have been universally disliked. One cousin allies himself with the inspector, while the victim's half-brother and sister, each of whom suspects the other, markedly try to set him off the scent. To readers' delight, the killer is so cunning (not to mention the author), that the mystery remains until the very end…

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Обложки нет Death Is a Lonely Business

 Автор: Bradbury Ray

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


It is the first in a series of three mystery novels that Bradbury wrote featuring a fictionalized version of the author himself as the unnamed narrator. Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents"--some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities.

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Обложка книги Death is a Welcome Guest Death is a Welcome Guest

 Автор: Welsh Louise

 Серия: Plague Times Trilogy

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Magnus McFall is no stranger to trouble, but he never expected a life sentence. He is arrested just as a pandemic called ‘The Sweats’ hits London. Growing public disorder results in emergency powers and he finds himself imprisoned without trial. An unlikely alliance with long-termer Jeb and a prison riot offer the opportunity of escape. The two men force their way through the devastated city and head north into countryside fraught with danger. Magnus is unsure if Jeb is an ally or an enemy and soon he is forced to decide how far he will go in order to survive.

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Обложка книги Death Is Hard Work Death Is Hard Work

 Автор: Khalifa Khaled

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, О войне


A dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war

Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria’s ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination.

Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is—after all—only a two-hour drive from Damascus.

There’s only one problem: Their country is a war zone.

With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies, whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings’ decision to set aside their differences and honour their father’s request quickly escalates from a dutiful commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria is no longer any place for heroes, and the trials that confront the family along their journey—while they are captured and recaptured, interrogated, imprisoned, and bombed—will prove to have enormous consequences for them all.

A mixture of brutal, front-line reportage and surreal humor evocative of Beckett and Kafka, Death Is Hard Work is an unforgettable journey into a contemporary heart of darkness.

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Обложка книги Death Is in the Air Death Is in the Air

 Автор: Kingsbury Kate

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Meet Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton. She's the house-rich, money-poor keeper of the Manor – and keeper of the peace. In WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. But Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House, stubbornly insists that life must go on. Sitting Marsh residents depend on Elizabeth to make sure things go smoothly. Which means everything from sorting out gossip to solving the occasional murder. "Dangerous Enemy on the Loose!" read the newspaper headlines. When a German pilot crash-lands and escapes into the nearby woods, locals are in a panic. But Lady Elizabeth caught a good glimpse of the fellow as he parachuted down, and he seemed nothing more than a harmless, terrified young boy. Until a local girl is found murdered the very day he disappears. Coincidence? The constable thinks not. But Elizabeth suspects everyone's jumping to conclusions. And once again, she's in the thick of a murderous muddle, combing for clues and searching for answers before more trouble ignites.

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Обложка книги Death Is Not The End Death Is Not The End

 Автор: Rankin Ian

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Damon Mee was last seen in a blurred security video on the dance floor of a Kirkaldy nightclub. It was a routine missing persons case and it wasn't even on his patch, but inspector John rebus said he'd look into it as a favour to the boy's father, a friend from his school days. In the deft hands of Ian Rankin, the ripples of the investigation widen rapidly. They lead to the club's greasy owner, to a slightly bent casion croupier, to a drop dead blonde whose name nobody seems to know, to a Hibs striker with a talent for goals and a weakness for gambling and finally to the shadowed men who call the shots in Edinburgh's underworld. When it's over, Rebus has repaid a debt and his boss has received an unexpected birthday present.

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Обложка книги Death Is Now My Neighbor Death Is Now My Neighbor

 Автор: Dexter Colin

 Серия: Inspector Morse

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


A crime novel featuring Chief Inspector Morse, in which Morse and his assistant Sergeant Lewis are called upon to investigate the murder of a young woman who was shot from close range through her kitchen window. After a visit to his doctor, Morse finds that he also has to deal with a crisis of his own.

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Обложка книги Death Island Death Island

 Автор: Carter Nick

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив


When angry natives attack a secret U.S. satellite station on a remote Pacific island, Nick Carter goes undercover to find out why. The island's French governor can't be bled for information, but his gorgeous young wife is infinitely more helpful…

She leads Carter to a nearby island-and a tribe of cannibals thirsty for American blood. Someone is inciting them to murder-and to annihilation of the satellite station. It's up to N3 to put a stop to the bloody uprisings, but first he'll have to escape a perilous trap-and do battle with an unexpected and deadly foe.

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Обложка книги Death March Death March

 Автор: Rouch James, Rouch James

 Серия: The Zone

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Проза, О войне


THE ZONE 10 • DEATH MARCH

A Russian General plans to use refugees as a shield for his assault on a city. The Special Combat Force has been sent behind Russian lines to retrieve a damaged nuclear demolition device. They find they are the only NATO troops in a position to obstruct the enemy attack. The risk to them is as great as it is to the enemy.

SYNOPSIS

The Russian troops attacking Nurnberg are the dregs of the Warsaw Pact armies. Even the vast supplies of ammunition given to them does not make up for their being drawn from third rate formations and penal battalions. Then NATO uses nuclear demolition bombs to close their convoy routes and even that advantage is lost to the Russian General commanding the attack. He finds himself fighting intrigue within his own command as much as the NATO troops lined up against him.

Major Revell and the Special Combat Force have been sent to retrieve a damaged nuclear weapon from behind Warsaw Pact lines. They have to make a wide detour to return with it and discover the Russians have concealed a highly disciplined Division whose purpose is to make a flank attack on the city using refugees to breach the minefields and provide a shield. The Special Combat Force is the only unit that can thwart the surprise attack but to do so the risk is as great to them as it is to the enemy.

PUBLISHED

First IMPRINT E-Book Edition April 2007

First IMPRINT Publication E-Book Edition May 2005

First Revision IMPRINT Publications E-Book Edition April 2007

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Обложка книги Death Mask Death Mask

 Автор: Masterton Graham

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Death Mask by prolific horror novelist Graham Masterton is a blood-bath thriller about an ugly, evil killer who appears out of thin air to bludgeon people, usually in elevators of all places. What makes the killer uncharacteristically scary is that he's untraceable and non-existent when the police are looking for him. He's nearly a ghost.


Meanwhile at her home, a young artist named Molly discovers she can paint pictures that come to life. Relying on help from her tarot-card reading mother-in-law Sissy, her husband Trevor, and a couple of fearless detectives, everyone puts their heads together to stop the crazy madman from striking over and over again.  

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Обложки нет Death Masks

 Автор: Butcher Jim

 Серия: Dresden Files

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


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Обложка книги Death Match Death Match

 Автор: Child Lincoln

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room (having committed double suicide), alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices of Eden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success, and legendary secrecy, has inspired awe around the world. The Thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple — they were Eden's first perfect match. A short time later, Christopher Lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick and quiet investigation into the deaths. Lash's psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious, but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years. The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead — by all appearances, another double suicide. Now Eden particularly Richard Silver, the company's brilliant and reclusive founder has no choice but to grant Lash unprecedented access to its most guarded secrets if he is to have any chance of determining what is going wrong. The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, creative genius, and a melding of technology that does indeed, to Lash's surprise, deliver on Eden's promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect, lifelong mate. But Lash's involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins.

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Обложка книги Death Message Death Message

 Автор: Billingham Mark

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The first message sent to Tom Thorne's mobile phone was just a picture – the blurred image of a man's face, but Thorne had seen enough dead bodies in his time to know that the man was no longer alive. But who was he? Who sent the photograph? And why? While the technical experts attempt to trace the sender, Thorne searches the daily police bulletins for a reported death that matches the photograph. Then another picture arrives. Another dead man…It is the identities of the murdered men which give Thorne his first clue, a link to a dangerous killer he'd put away years before and who is still in prison. With a chilling talent for manipulation, this man has led another inmate to plot revenge on everyone he blames for his current incarceration, and for the murder of his family while he was inside. Newly released, this convict has no fear of the police, no feelings for those he is compelled to murder. Now Tom Thorne must face one of the toughest challenges of his career, knowing that there is no killer more dangerous than one who has nothing left to lose.

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Обложка книги Death most definite Death most definite

 Автор: Jamieson Trent

 Серия: Steven De Selby

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика

Обложка книги Death Obsessed Death Obsessed

 Автор: Essig Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


Remember those old VHS tapes with labels that said “banned in 40 countries” and “not for the faint of heart,” with titles like Faces of Death and Mondo Violence? Well, they’re back, only this time it’s a book. This book. Death Obsessed is Faces of Death with an identity crisis. Get ready for something mondo macabre!

Back when he was a teenager, Calvin was into the morbid stuff. He thought he outgrew it, but he’s only a video clip away from becoming obsessed, and what’s Ronnie going to think about that? She’s not the kind of girl who digs cemeteries and dead things. But Hazel, she’s something else altogether, and oh how persuasive is a woman who knows what she wants.

Drawn back to a place Calvin had forgotten about, and lured by the baritone drawl of Mr. Ghastly, who promises the much sought-after death scenes classic known as Death’s Door, Calvin trips down one hell of a rabbit hole, and everything is at stake. Can he leave his nine-to-five life in the dust for some real action, or will he be left sick, all alone, and death obsessed?

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Обложки нет Death of a Blue Movie Star

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Серия:

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

When a porno movie theater is blown up in Times Square, 21-year-old film production assistant Rune (no last name given) decides that this is the chance to realize her dream of making her own film. Using the bombing as a hook for a documentary on pornography, she interviews Shelly Lowe, a major porn star. Rune is just getting into the film when another explosion kills Shelly. Evidence points to a religious cult, but Rune teams up with a quirky bomb squad detective, Sam Healy, to discover the real murderer. Since Rune's method of operation is unorthodox (including breaking into offices and buying false IDs), Sam extricates her from some bizarre predicaments and then becomes her lover. Rune's pursuit of the killer takes her behind the scenes of legitimate theater and into the seamy world of pornography. She is an offbeat heroine with a mixture of spunk and naivete. Deaver (Manhattan Is My Beat) writes compellingly about New York 's sordid side, but his portrayal of Shelly as a gifted actress and aspiring playwright is hard to credit. Still, his fast-paced whodunit is saved by surprising twists near the end.

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Обложка книги Death of a Chancellor Death of a Chancellor

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Citizen Death of a Citizen

 Автор: Hamilton Donald

 Серия: Matt Helm

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Colonial Death of a Colonial

 Автор: Alexander Bruce

 Серия: Sir John Fielding

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Cozy Writer Death of a Cozy Writer

 Автор: Malliet G M

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


"The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph.” – Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of Her Royal Spyness

“Death of a Cozy Writer, G. M. Malliet’s hilarious first mystery, is a must-read for fans of Robert Barnard and P. G. Wodehouse. I'm looking forward eagerly to Inspector St. Just’s next case!” – Donna Andrews, award-winning author of The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

“A house party in a Cambridgeshire mansion with the usual suspects, er, guests-a sly patriarch, grasping relatives, a butler, and a victim named Ruthven (what else?)-I haven’t had so much fun since Anderson’s ‘Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy.’ Pass the tea and scones, break out the sherry, settle down in the library by the fire and enjoy Malliet’s delightful tribute to the time-honored tradition of the English country house mystery.” – Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Dead Man Dancing and six previous mysteries

“Death of a Cozy Writer is a romp, a classic tale of family dysfunction in a moody and often humourous English country house setting. A worthy addition to the classic mystery tradition and the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a roaring fire, or a sunny deck chair. Relax and let G. M. Malliet introduce you to the redoubtable Detective Chief Inspector St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more from him!” – Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries

***

From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet… who was once suspected of murdering her husband.

Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and concrete walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead?

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Обложка книги Death of a Darklord Death of a Darklord

 Автор: Hamilton Laurell K

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Death of a Dissident Death of a Dissident

 Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M

 Серия: Inspector Rostnikov

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Doll Maker Death of a Doll Maker

 Автор: Parker I J

 Серия: Sugawara Akitada

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Doxy (Crime Line) Death of a Doxy (Crime Line)

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Death of a Dude Death of a Dude

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Серия: Nero Wolfe original

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Death of a Fool

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


When the Sword Dancer's mock beheading becomes horribly real, it is Superintendent Roderick Alleyn who must discover who had the best motive for murder.

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Обложка книги Death of a Hawker Death of a Hawker

 Автор: De Wetering Janwillem Van

 Серия: Amsterdam cops

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death Of A Hollow Man Death Of A Hollow Man

 Автор: Graham Caroline

 Серия: Chief Inspector Barnaby

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив


Actors do love their dramas, and the members of the Causton Amateur Dramatic Society are no exception. Passionate love scenes, jealous rages? they?re better than a paycheck (not that anyone one in this production of Amadeus is getting one). But even the most theatrically minded must admit that murdering the leading man in full view of the audience is a bit over the top. Luckily, Inspector Tom Barnaby ? first seen in The Killings at Badger's Drift - is in that audience, and he's just the man to find the killer. With so many dramas playing out, there's no shortage of suspects, including secret lovers and jealous understudies galore. Ms. Graham tweaks her collection of community-theater artistes and small-town drama queens with merciless delight until the curtain falls on the final page.

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Обложка книги Death of a Lake Death of a Lake

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Murderer Death of a Murderer

 Автор: Thomson Rupert

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Robert Thomson—“a true master,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle—now gives us his most powerful work yet: the story of a woman who, even after her death, inflames an entire nation, and of the man who comes under her spell.

Having spent decades in prison for crimes gruesomely familiar to everyone in England, this murderer has finally died of natural causes but is no less notorious in death than she was in life. Billy Tyler, a career policeman, has been assigned the task of guarding her body — to make sure, he’s told, that nothing happens. But alone on a graveyard shift his wife begged him not to accept, Billy has occasion to contemplate the various turns his life has taken, his complicated thoughts about violence in himself and society, the unease that distances him from marital disappointment and a damaged daughter, and, finally, why it is that this reviled murderer, in the eerie silence of the hospital morgue, seems to speak to him directly and know him more fully than anyone else. In this dark night of the soul, his own problems and anxieties gradually acquire a new and unexpected significance, giving rise to questions that should haunt us all: Whom do we love, and why? How do we protect our children? And what separates us from those we call monsters?

A gripping revelation of crime, of punishment — and of what we desperately seek to hide from ourselves.

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Обложка книги Death of a Nightingale Death of a Nightingale

 Автор: Friis Agnete, Kaaberbol Lene

 Серия: Nina Borg

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Death of a Patriot Death of a Patriot

 Автор: Gutteridge Don

 Серия: Marc Edwards

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story

 Автор: Bruns David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Suicide? Murder? Or maybe a political assassination?


When Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Argentina apartment mere hours before his testimony before Congress about linkages between the Argentinean President and the Islamic Republic of Iran, his death was initially ruled a suicide. But as facts emerged in the days after Nisman’s death, the public outcry for justice grew into a roar.


Death of a Pawn, a companion short story to the full-length thriller about modern-day nuclear terrorism, Weapons of Mass Deception, takes a fictional look at the real life tragic death of Alberto Nisman and the possible links to Iran and Hezbollah.

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Обложки нет Death of a Peer

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


With a “sidekick” named Shakespeare, Inspector Alleyn singles out a killer from a glittering array of suspects…

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Обложка книги Death of a Pilgrim Death of a Pilgrim

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Red Heroine Death of a Red Heroine

 Автор: Xiaolong Qiu

 Серия: , Inspector Chen Cao

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Полицейский детектив


Inspector Chen must battle the political climate of Shanghai and seek the help of a former lover in order to solve the murder of a National Model Worker who was a celebrity of utmost probity.

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Обложка книги Death Of A Russian Priest Death Of A Russian Priest

 Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M

 Серия: Inspector Rostnikov

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death Of A Sad Face Death Of A Sad Face

 Автор: Anderson Susan Russo

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Scholar Death of a Scholar

 Автор: Gregory Susanna

 Серия: Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив


The Twentieth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew


In the summer of 1358 the physician Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to learn that his beloved sister is in mourning after the unexpected death of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. Aware that his son has no interest in the cloth trade that made his fortune and reputation, Oswald has left the business to his widow, but a spate of burglaries in the town distracts Matthew from supporting Edith in her grief and attempting to keep the peace between her and her wayward son.

As well as the theft of irreplaceable items from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a new foundation, Winwick Hall, is causing consternation amongst Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient man determined that his name will grace the University's most prestigious college. He has used his wealth to rush the construction of the hall, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild founded by Stanmore, in order to gain the support of Cambridge's most influential citizens on Winwick's behalf. A perfect storm between the older establishments and the brash newcomers is brewing when the murder of a leading member of the Guild is soon followed by the death of one of Winwick's senior Fellows. Assisting Brother Michael in investigating these fatalities leads Matthew into a web of suspicion, where conspiracy theories are rife but facts are scarce and where the pressure from the problems of his college and his family sets him on a path that could endanger his own future...

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Обложка книги Death of a Serpent Death of a Serpent

 Автор: Anderson Susan Russo

 Серия: Serafina Florio

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Spy Death of a Spy

 Автор: Mayland Dan

 Серия: The Sava Series

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Mark Sava is thrown into the fight of his life when an unresolved Cold War mystery involving his first love collides with a present-day Russia on the march.


Life has never been better for Mark Sava, the former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan. He's recently married, has a newborn daughter, and the launch of his spies-for-hire business in Central Asia has been a great success. Then he gets a call from the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia-one his employees, seventy-two-year-old Larry Bowlan, has died of a heart attack.

Bowlan was also Sava's first boss at the CIA, so Sava feels a responsibility to personally recover the remains of his friend. He hops on a flight to Tbilisi, visits the hotel room in which Bowlan died, and is shocked when he discovers an oil painting that depicts a woman he knows all too well…

So begins four of the most violent and blisteringly personal days of Sava's life as he struggles to protect his future, and the future of a country he loves, by fighting demons from his past.

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Обложка книги Death of a Squire Death of a Squire

 Автор: Ash MAureen

 Серия: Templar knight

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death Of A Stranger Death Of A Stranger

 Автор: Perry Anne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Hester Monk's voluntary work in Coldbath Square is increasingly demanding. Every night she tends to a stream of women of the streets who have been injured or become ill as a result of their trade. But the injuries are becoming more serious, and now a body has been discovered in one of the area's brothels. The dead man is none other than the wealthy and respectable Nolan Baltimore, head of Baltimore and Sons, a successful railway company. With calls for the police to clean up the streets, Hester decides she must intervene to protect these women who stand to lose everything. Meanwhile her husband, William Monk, has been approached by Katrina Harcus, who suspects that the company her fiance works for may be guilty of fraud. That company is Baltimore and Sons. As Monk endeavours to prevent a serious crime, possibly even a tragedy, taking place, he faces some staggering revelations. And with the link between the two cases becoming ever clearer, Monk finds that the time has come to confront his own demons – even if it means losing all that he now holds dear…

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Обложка книги Death of a Swagman Death of a Swagman

 Автор: Upfield Arthur W

 Серия: Bony

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death of a Unicorn Death of a Unicorn

 Автор: Dickinson Peter

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Death of a Valentine Death of a Valentine

 Автор: Beaton M C

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, may actually marry at last. The entire village of Lochdubh adores Macbeth's bride-to-be. Josie McSween is Hamish's new constable, and she is a pretty little thing, with glossy brown hair and big brown eyes. The local folk think that Josie is quite a catch, but Hamish couldn't be more miserable.

The wedding wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the murder of a beautiful woman in a nearby village. After the gorgeous woman receives a deadly Valentine's Day gift, Hamish and Josie take on the case. However, they soon discover that the list of the victim's admirers is endless. The case confirms Hamish's belief that love is extremely dangerous, but he still can't avoid the events that lead up to his celebrated engagement.

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Обложка книги Death of a wine merchant Death of a wine merchant

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death Of An Addict Death Of An Addict

 Автор: Beaton M C

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Constable Hamish MacBeth goes undercover to investigate the mysterious death of a recovered heroin addict, whose church has been suspected of being in the drug trade.

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Обложка книги Death of an Empire Death of an Empire

 Автор: Andrew Saxon

 Серия: Ashes of the Realm

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


The Algeans have been found by the Empire and they are searching for an answer to the orange pods being harvested by the Black Ships. If they are successful in finding a way to kill the pods, then the main tool of destruction used by the Invaders will be eleminated. However, success means angering the power behind the Invaders and there is a rising fear that it will take revenge on the Empire for destroying its drug supply.

The magnatude of that revenge is beyond what anyone in the Empire imagined.

The action continues in Death of an Empire as the Emperor continues the struggle to survive against an ancient enemy.

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Обложка книги Death of an Old Master Death of an Old Master

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death of Kings Death of Kings

 Автор: Cornwell Bernard

 Серия: Saxon Tales

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза


The fate of a young nation rests in the hands of a reluctant warrior in the thrilling sixth volume of the New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series. Following the intrigue and action of The Burning Land and Sword Song, this latest chapter in Bernard Cornwell’s epic saga of England is a gripping tale of divided loyalties and mounting chaos. At a crucial moment in time, as Alfred the Great lays dying, the fate of all—Angles, Saxons, and Vikings alike—hangs desperately in the balance. For all fans of classic Cornwell adventures, such as Agincourt and Stonehenge, and for readers of William Dietrich’s Hadrian’s Wall or Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn, the stunning Death of Kings will prove once again why the Wall Street Journal calls Bernard Cornwell “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today.”

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Обложка книги Death of the Black-Haired Girl Death of the Black-Haired Girl

 Автор: Stone Robert

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

“Fast-paced [and] riveting. . Stone is one of our transcendently great American novelists.” — Madison Smartt Bell

“Brilliant.” — Washington Post

At an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must end his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easily curtailed, and their union will quickly yield tragic and far-reaching consequences.

Death of the Black-Haired Girl is an irresistible tale of infidelity, accountability, the allure of youth, the promise of absolution, and the notion that madness is everywhere, in plain sight.

“At once unsparing and generous in its vision of humanity, by turns propulsive and poetic, Death of the Black-Haired Girl is wise, brave, and beautifully just.” — Boston Globe

“Unsettling and tightly wrought — and a worthy cautionary tale about capital-C consequences.” — Entertainment Weekly

“A taut, forceful, lacerating novel, full of beautifully crafted language.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

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Обложка книги Death of the Dragon Death of the Dragon

 Автор: Denning Troy, Greenwood Ed

 Серия: Cormyr

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Death of the Falcon Death of the Falcon

 Автор: Carter Nick

 Серия: Killmaster

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив


Seeking to completely undermine the American influence in the Middle East, a Moroccan arms dealer unleashes his band of cutthroats to attack U.S. Seeking to completely undermine the American influence in the Middle East, a Moroccan arms dealer unleashes his band of cutthroats to attack U.S. allies.

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Обложка книги Death on a Branch line Death on a Branch line

 Автор: Martin Andrew

 Серия: Jim Stringer

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death on an Autumn River Death on an Autumn River

 Автор: Parker I J

 Серия: Sugawara Akitada

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death On Blackheath Death On Blackheath

 Автор: Perry Anne

 Серия: Thomas Pitt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death on Pilot Hill Death on Pilot Hill

 Автор: Amundsen Jens

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death on the D-List Death on the D-List

 Автор: Grace Nancy

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


The brutal slayings of a string of her patients in New York and a horrific attempt on her own life leave Hailey Dean down, but not defeated. After a yearlong respite back home in the Southland, former violent crimes prosecutor Hailey Dean finally returns to her apartment in the sky overlooking Manhattan. Hailey's determined to rebuild a normal life and settle back into her growing practice as a therapist. But in a twist of fate, Hailey agrees to follow her heart and fight crime once again, this time in a new arena, in front of a camera! Under the hot lights of a TV studio, Hailey learns the TV industry's not so glamorous. In fact, it's downright deadly!

Waning celebrities, all stunning actresses, each one a shining star turned has-been now struggling to get off the D-List and back into the limelight, meet with a bloody stage exit… murder! Hailey's archenemy, Lieutenant Ethan Kolker, the NYPD cop who hunted Hailey down for the murders of her own patients, now wants the past forgotten and reaches out for Hailey's help to solve the murders. In a race against the clock, Hailey has no idea that TV can be murder!

In best-selling author, attorney, and TV personality Nancy Grace's second Hailey Dean thriller, life on television is no less dangerous than life in the courtroom!

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Обложка книги Death on the Holy Mountain Death on the Holy Mountain

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death on the Marais Death on the Marais

 Автор: Magson Adrian

 Серия: Inspector Lucas Rocco

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death on the Nevskii Prospekt Death on the Nevskii Prospekt

 Автор: Dickinson David

 Серия: Lord Francis Powerscourt

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Death On The Nile Death On The Nile

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив

Обложка книги Death on the Pont Noir Death on the Pont Noir

 Автор: Magson Adrian

 Серия: Lucas Rocco

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death on the Rive Nord Death on the Rive Nord

 Автор: Magson Adrian

 Серия: Lucas Rocca

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Death Row Death Row

 Автор: Bernhardt William

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


" Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid put his reputation on the line when he represented Ray Goldman. The seemingly mild-mannered industrial chemist was charged with a staggeringly brutal crime: the torture and massacre of an entire suburban Tulsa family. But in spite of the grisly, tabloid-ready details of the sensational case, Ben's deft defense against a lack of hard evidence and improper police procedure made an acquittal all but certain. Until the prosecution's star witness – the lone survivor of the slaughter – took the stand and sealed Ray Goldman's fate." "Seven years later, Goldman's date with the death chamber is at hand. But seconds before the lethal injection, an eleventh-hour reprieve halts the execution – and launches Ben on a race against time to overturn Ray Goldman's conviction. Erin Faulkner, the young woman who narrowly escaped the carnage that claimed her family, has abruptly recanted her testimony after years of silence, desperate to keep an innocent man from dying. Just as suddenly, this near-miraculous turn of events turns tragic: Erin is discovered dead, an apparent suicide. And Ben Kincaid is the only witness to her stunning confession." Ben is certain Erin didn't commit suicide. She was a victim of murder – silenced by the same killer who butchered her family. All Ben has to do is prove it. But his unseen enemy is determined to cover his tracks once and for all… with blood.

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Обложка книги Death Sentence Death Sentence

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика

Обложка книги Death, Snow, and Mistletoe Death, Snow, and Mistletoe

 Автор: Malmont Valerie S

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Murder in the holiday spirit

It was Christmas in Lickin Creek, and all through the town something was stirring…The borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights. A social worker wouldn't let a living baby be part of the town's living crèche. And some ladies were stretching the limits of their leotards in a pageant called the Nutcracker. All in all, former New Yorker Tori Miracle was basking in the quaint glow of her adopted Pennsylvania town, when suddenly the season went sour. A boy was missing. A thirty-year-old mystery resurfaced. And now two people have been murdered. With her boyfriend-the town police chief-out of town, Tori must help his befuddled replacement. And what she finds out, or should be finding out, is making Tori the next target-of someone only in the mood for murder…

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Обложка книги Death Squad Death Squad

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner, The Executioner Series

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Боевик


The dreaded Black Hand has let out a $100,000 contract on Bolan's life, and every trigger-happy gunman in the country is trying to collect. At the same time, local, state, and federal police forces have banded together in the greatest manhunt in history to stop Bolan.

Fired with a holy vengeance, Bolan recruits nine buddies — all heroes of the Vietnam war, all specialists in the more sophisticated aspects of meting out death.

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Обложка книги Death Therapy Death Therapy

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Brilliant and dazzlingly beautiful Dr. Lithia Forrester is masterminding an undercover agency that is stealing America's top secrets. The group is infiltrating the highest echelons of the U.S. government and planning to sell the information at an international auction, where every country's ante is a billion in gold - control of the USA going to the highest bidder. What the small army doesn't know is they are subjects of Dr. Forrester's mind control experiments. They are doing themselves in, while the lovely doctor reaps the rewards. That is, until Remo and Chiun crush the plot and save the country - then both buyer and selling may be going . . . going . . . gone!

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Обложки нет Death Threats

 Автор: Simenon Georges

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

Обложка книги Death Trance Death Trance

 Автор: Masterton Graham

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


There's nothing to fear in the world of men. It is only on the edge of the world of spirits that real fear begins.


Respectable businessman Randloph Clare, president of one of Tennessee's largest companies, is challenging the bureaucratic Cottonseed Association with lower prices and greater efficiency. But his commonsense approach is given a sharp jolt when arsonists destroy one of his Memphis plants. But then even greater tragedy strikes: his wife and children are savagely and brutally murdered…

Desperate to make sense of such mindless violence, he contacts an Indonesian priest who claims he can help Randolph enter the world of the dead. But, the priest warns, terrifying demons are hungry for those who dare make the voyage. Not only do they crave Randolph's life, but they are eager to condemn the souls of his family to a hell of perpetual agony beyond all human imagination…

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Обложка книги Death Traps Death Traps

 Автор: Cooper Belton Y

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone…. His stories are vivid, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, sorrow, horror, and triumph.”

—STEPHEN E. AMBROSE
From his Foreword

“In a down-to-earth style, Death Traps tells the compelling story of one man’s assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. This was a dangerous job that often required him to travel alone through enemy territory, and the author recalls his service with pride, downplaying his role in the vast effort that kept the American forces well equipped and supplied…. [Readers] will be left with an indelible impression of the importance of the support troops and how dependent combat forces were on them.”

Library Journal

“[DEATH TRAPS] FILLS A CRITICAL GAP IN WW2 LITERATURE…. IT’S A TRULY UNIQUE AND VALUABLE WORK.”

—G.I. Journal
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Обложки нет Death trick

 Автор: Stevenson Richard

 Серия: Donald Strachey

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Death Vows Death Vows

 Автор: Stevenson Richard

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


As "Death Vows" opens, Strachey, a hard-boiled detective in Albany, N.Y., is enlisted to investigate the mysterious Barry Fields, who may or may not be a violent con man and gold digger, preparing to marry an older man named Bill Moore just over the Massachusetts state line in the Berkshires. (If, in fact, those are their real names. Which they're not.) The investigation gets complicated when someone kills Strachey's client, sleazy busybody Jim Sturdivant. (Yes, that's technically his real name, but it hides more than it reveals about his past.)

There's only one couple in "Death Vows" whose connection is honest, public and lacking ulterior motives: Strachey and his partner, Timothy Callahan. He serves as Strachey's sounding board, support system and confidant. He doesn't let Strachey get away with anything, matching him quip for quip, same as any good partner. But since they live in New York, they can't get married. If that changes, Stevenson will surely write about it, with the snappiest wedding vows you've ever heard.

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Обложки нет Death Wish

 Автор: Sheckley Robert

 Серия:

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Compared with a spaceship in distress, going to hell in a handbasket is roomy and slow!

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Обложка книги Death with Interruptions Death with Interruptions

 Автор: Saramago é

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots.

Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d,became human and were to fall in love?

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Обложка книги Death Without Company Death Without Company

 Автор: Johnson Craig

 Серия: Walt Longmire

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Demons' World Demons' World

 Автор: Bulmer Kenneth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


WHOSE WORLD IS THIS?

He was a tall man, well-muscled and tough, with the strong intelligent face of a leader. But his mind was as blank as a newborn baby’s.

The Foragers had rescued him and brought him to Archon; now the Controllers were teaching him, as they would a child, forming his mind. But one day they would send him Outside again, out of the safe runnels of Archon to face the terrors that existed in the land of the legendary Demons.

Somewhere out there was the clue to his lost memory, his otherworldly past, and somewhere out there, too, was the hint of a future that could bring disaster and a hideous death.

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Обложка книги Devoted in Death Devoted in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

 Автор: Myron Vicki, Witter Bret

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Diagnosis Death Diagnosis Death

 Автор: Mabry Richard L

 Серия: Prescription for trouble

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложки нет Disney Land with the Death Penalty

 Автор: Gibson William

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Divided in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Reva Ewing was a former member of the Secret Service, and now a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises-until she was found standing over the dead bodies of her husband, renowned artist Blair Bissel, and her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes there was more to the killing than jealous rage-all of Bissel's computer files were deliberately corrupted. To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against techno-terrorists. But this deadly new breed of hackers isn't afraid to kill to protect their secret-and it's up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to shut them down before the nightmare can spread to the whole country.

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Обложка книги Dividend on Death Dividend on Death

 Автор: Halliday Brett

 Серия: Michael Shayne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги Division by Zero Division by Zero

 Автор: Chiang Ted

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Dr. Death Dr. Death

 Автор:

 Серия: Killmaster

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив


The kidnapping of a noted nuclear scientist sends Carter on a rescue mission to a military stronghold of a despot anxious to blackmail the Western powers.

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Обложка книги Dr. Death Dr. Death

 Автор: Kellerman Jonathan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


"[Kellerman] has shaped the psychological mystery novel into an art form." – Los Angeles Times Book Review

"More than satisfying… Kellerman delves deep into the psyche of his characters, peeling back the layers of secrets to uncover a stunning truth." -The Orlando Sentinel

"Kellerman uses bloody killings, psychological intrigue and a straight-ahead writing style to keep readers turning pages well into the night." -The Denver Post

"Often, mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully." – USA Today

"[An] intriguing thriller… A heady blend of criminal profiling and police procedural and another surefire hit for the bestselling Kellerman." -Booklist

***

People are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer or heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life.

As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not the man at the centre of the row, nick-named Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death's patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the front line of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many?

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Обложка книги Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51

 Автор: Patton Phil

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


There is a place in the Nevada desert the size of Belgium that doesn't officially exist. It is the airbase where test flights of our top-secret experimental military aircraft are conducted and — not coincidentally — where the conspiracy theorists insist the Pentagon is hiding UFOs and aliens. This is Dreamland — or Area 51. For Phil Patton, the idea of writing a travel account of a place he couldn't actually visit was irresistible. What he found was a world where Chick Yeager and the secret planes of the Cold War converged with the Nevada Test Site and alien landings at Roswell.

A think tank for aviation engineering, Dreamland can be seen from a summit outside the base's perimeter, a hundred miles north of Las Vegas. On Freedom Ridge, groups of airplane buffs gather with their camouflage outfits and binoculars. These are the Stealth chasers, the Skunkers, guys with code names like Agent X and Zero, hoping for a glimpse of the rumored raylike shapes of planes like Black Manta and "the mother ship." The most mysterious craft is Aurora, the successor to the legendary U-2, said to run on methane and fly as fast as Mach 6. Scanning the same horizon, the UFO buffs are looking for the hovering lights and doughnut-shaped contrails of alien aircraft. Are they looking at something sinister and mysterious? Imagined? Or more terrestrial than they think? **Dreamland** shows how much we need mystery in the information age, and how the cultures of nuclear power and airpower merge with the folklores of extraterrestrials and earthly conspiracies.

Patton found people who found themselves in the mysteries of the place. John Lear, the son of aviation pioneer Bill Lear — who gave his name to the jet — served as a pilot for the CIA's Air America, but back home, he became fascinated by UFOs and eventually believed in it all: the underground bases, the alien-human hybrids, the secret treaties. But was he a true believer, or part of a disinformation campaign? Bob Lazar seems to know when the saucers will come, and has made three clear sightings at night along Dreamland's perimeter, but is his story real, or a vision of what's possible?

Dreamland is an exploration of America's most secret place: the base for our experimental airplanes, the fount of UFO rumors, an offshoot of the Nevada Test Site. How this "blackspot" came to exist — its history, its creators, its spies and counterspies — is Phil Patton's tale. He tunnels into the subcultures of the conspiracy buffs, the true believers, and the aeronautic geniuses, creating a novelistic tour de force destined to make us all rethink our convictions about American know-how — and alien inventiveness.

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Обложка книги Duplicate Death Duplicate Death

 Автор: Хейер Джорджетт

 Серия: Inspector Hemingway

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A civilized game of Duplicate Bridge ends in a double murder in which both victims were strangled with picture wire. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? The odds of solving this crime are stacked up against Inspector Hemingway. Fortunately, the first-rate detective doesn’t miss a trick.

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Обложка книги Dydeetown World Dydeetown World

 Автор: Wilson F Paul

 Серия: LaNague Federation

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Welcome to the future…

Where the cream of humanity has left for the outworlds, leaving the rest behind…

Where genetically redesigned T. rexes have supplanted pit bulls…

Where population control measures have created an underclass of Urchins, unlicensed children who have no rights — not even the right to exist…

Where wireheads with chips in their brains live vicariously through the downloaded experiences of others…

Where the UN has been turned into a brothel known as Dydeetown, peopled by clones of famous personalities from history and entertainment…

Where a Dydeetown clone of Jean Harlow asks a down-and-out private eye named Sig Dreyer to find her missing lover.

Though Sig loathes the idea of working for a clone, Harlow-c is paying in gold, and that's hard to turn down. Just a missing-person case… should be simple enough.

But neither realizes that Sig's investigation will tip the first domino in a cascade of events that will turn their world upside down.

DYDEETOWN WORLD whips the classic tropes of noir fiction and far-future cyberpunk into a relentlessly paced novel about freedom, friendship, and self-esteem. Beneath its hardboiled voice, its seamy settings, and violent events, are people trying to make a human connection…and changing the world in the process.

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Обложка книги Early to Death, Early to Rise Early to Death, Early to Rise

 Автор: Harrison Kim

 Серия: Madison Avery

 Жанр: Фантастика, Городское фэнтези


Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angels—all itching to kill someone.

Madison Avery's dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she did. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It's amazing that her crush, Josh, doesn't think she's totally nuts.

Now Madison has learned that she's the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it's time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don't adhere to the rules of the heavens.

But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies ahead—unless she gets some seriously divine intervention

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Обложка книги End of the World Blues End of the World Blues

 Автор: Grimwood Jon Courtenay

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Kit Nouveau didn't escape himself when he flew to Japan. He runs a bar in the Roppongi district of Tokyo and is having an affair with the wife of a High Yakusa ganglord. All things considered being held up at gunpoint isn't a complete shock. The pale girl in the black cloak appearing from nowhere and punching an ivory spike into the man's head on the other hand ...

Nijie has stolen fifteen million dollars, she's on the run, she's just killed a man and she has a cat who knows more than it should. It's a lot to deal with when you haven't even left school. But Nijie is really Lady Neku. And it is time for her to stop mewling in the darkness. And suddenly, the girl who became Lady Neku understands she's never really been anyone else. And in a sentient castle at the end of world Lady Neku otherwise known as Baroness Nawa-no-ukiyo, Countess High Strange and chatelaine of Schloss Omga realizes that a man called Kit has stolen some of her memories.

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Обложка книги Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess • Abstract Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess • Abstract

 Автор:

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Психология


Who should read it?

Anyone interested in the connection between psychology, advertisement and society

Anyone who feels overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice he or she has

Anyone who feels compelled to buy the newest toys and gadgets

Who's the author?

John Naish is a journalist for the London Times who writes about such topics as health, body and soul. He is also the author of Put What Where: 2000 Years of Bizarre Sex Advice.

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Обложка книги Exploit of Death Exploit of Death

 Автор: Shannon Dell

 Серия: Lieutenant Luis Mendoza

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложка книги Faithful unto Death Faithful unto Death

 Автор: Graham Caroline

 Серия: Chief Inspector Barnaby

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив


When bored young housewife Simone Hollingsworth misses bell-ringing practice-her latest effort to find something to do-no one is surprised. In fact, if old Mrs. Molfrey, her neighbor, didn't report it to Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, Simone's disappearance might have gone unrecorded in Fawcett Green. But ever Barnaby isn't concerned-until a body is found.

Soon Barnaby is uncovering the passionate entanglements beneath the placid surface of Fawcett Green-and perhaps jeopardizing his career. Now, if he misconstrues the clue buried in Simone's garden-and a subtlety of human behavior his experienced eye should spot-a brutal killer may go free...

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Обложка книги Falconer and the Death of Kings Falconer and the Death of Kings

 Автор: Morson Ian

 Серия: Master William Falconer Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги Fantasy in Death Fantasy in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


They were best friends, driven by one shared vision – to rule the world of virtual reality games. Cill, hard-edged and beautiful, Var and Benny, brains and business acumen, and Bart, the genius behind the idea. Their newest invention, developed to transport the player into a fantastical virtual world, is just about to be launched. Then, suddenly, Bart is found brutally killed, defeated by their own game. Their close-knit group is torn apart. Who could have engineered a virtual death with such devastating consequences? Even Eve Dallas, New York City's most cunning investigator, is hard-pressed for an answer. But as she digs deeper, peeling back layers of secrets, revenge and misplaced allegiances, she realises with growing dread the depth of the killer's master plan. And she knows his game is far from over…

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Обложка книги Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Tompson Hunter

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


ANNOTATION

An electric piece of work that takes off like a screaming rocket about the world of drugs in Las Vegas.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

A book about the world of drugs in Las Vegas. "The best book on the dope decade." – NYT Book Review

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Обложки нет Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Thompson Hunter Stockton

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

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Обложки нет Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Thompson Hunter Stockton

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

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Обложка книги Federation World Federation World

 Автор: White James

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


While James White is best known for the Sector General series, he has written many more science fiction novels. This is one of his best, easily equal to any of the Sector general series. The book is set in a near future after humanity’s contact with aliens. The aliens offer to relocate all of mankind who qualifies to the Federation World, a Dyson sphere near the center of the galaxy. The principal characters are not accepted for citizenship, instead qualifying for positions on the Federation staff. Their job is to make contact with new species and to invite them to join the Federation if they qualify. White’s writing is remarkably clear and easy to read.

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Обложка книги Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2) Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2)

 Автор: Schinhofen Daniel

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

 Автор: Weatherford Jack

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Ghost Book Two: The Death Machines Ghost Book Two: The Death Machines

 Автор: Stackpole Mike, Long Nathan

 Серия: Wasteland: Rangers and Raiders

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


Even a Ghost Can Die

Deep within an ancient bunker, the Desert Rangers uncover the secret to defeating the Base Cochise AI, the crazed computer responsible for spawning the killer robots terrorizing the Arizona wastes. But the secret is hidden under a mountain, and protected by a cult known as the Guardians of the Old Order, who hate everything the rangers stand for.

As the Rangers fight the Guardians, Ghost, the clone of a clone of a ranger, fights a battle of his own. Should he continue to help the friends of the man he used to be? Should he sacrifice himself to save humanity? Why bother, when the only person who treats him with any humanity at all might not be entirely human herself?

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Обложка книги Ghost Dancer aka Dance of Death Ghost Dancer aka Dance of Death

 Автор: Case John

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Photojournalist Mike Burke carried his camera into every war zone and hellhole on earth – and came back with the pictures (and battle scars) to prove it. He was flying high until, quite suddenly, he wasn’t. When Burke’s helicopter crashed and burned in Africa, he came away with his life but lost his heart to the beautiful woman who saved him. That’s when he decided it was time to stop dancing with the devil. But a wicked twist of fate puts an end to Burke’s dreams, leaving him adrift in Dublin with bittersweet memories… and no appetite for danger. But the devil isn’t done with him yet.

An ocean away, Jack Wilson leaves prison burning for revenge. Like Burke, Wilson has had something taken from him. And he, too, dreams of starting over. Only Wilson ’s dream is the rest of the world’s nightmare. Driven by his obsession with a Native American visionary, and guided by the secret notebooks of Nikola Tesla, the man who is said to have “invented the twentieth century,” Wilson dreams of the Apocalypse – and plans to make it happen.

As a terrifying worldwide chain reaction is set in motion, Burke alone grasps the impending horror of Wilson ’s malevolent plan. With nothing left to lose, Burke pursues an American terrorist – a twisted genius who journeys from a lawless weapons arsenal in the Transdneister to the diamond fields of the Congo… to an isolated Nevada ranch. It is here, in a climactic showdown, that a determined Mike Burke faces a nemesis who knows no fear.

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Обложка книги Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

 Автор: Singer P W, Cole August

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


What will the next global conflict look like? Find out in this ripping, near-futuristic thriller.


The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic — drone strikes to old warships from the navy’s “ghost fleet.” Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor — style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future.


Ghost Fleet is a page-turning speculative thriller in the spirit of The Hunt for Red October. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, it is unique in that every trend and technology featured in the novel — no matter how sci-fi it may seem — is real, or could be soon.

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Обложка книги Ghost Sniper: A World War II Thriller Ghost Sniper: A World War II Thriller

 Автор: Healey David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, О войне


On the dawn of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, two snipers find themselves fighting a battle all their own. One is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains in the American South, while the other is the dreaded German “Ghost Sniper” who earned his nickname on the Eastern Front. Locked in a deadly duel across the hedgerow country of France, the hunter matches wits and tactics against the marksman, both of them one bullet away from victory — or defeat — as Allied forces struggle to gain a foothold in Europe.

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Обложка книги Given World Given World

 Автор: Palaia Marian

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Spanning over twenty-five years of a radically shifting cultural landscape, The Given World is a major debut novel about war’s effects on those left behind, by an author who is “strong, soulful, and deeply gifted” (Lorrie Moore, New York Times bestselling author of Birds of America).

In 1968, when Riley is thirteen, her brother Mick goes missing in Vietnam. Her family shattered, Riley finds refuge in isolation and drugs until she falls in love with a boy from the reservation, but he, too, is on his way to the war. Riley takes off as well, in search of Mick, or of a way to be in the world without him. She travels from Montana to San Francisco and from there to Vietnam. Among the scarred angels she meets along the way are Primo, a half-blind vet with a secret he can’t keep; Lu, a cab-driving addict with an artist’s eye; Phuong, a Saigon barmaid, Riley’s conscience and confidante; and Grace, a banjo-playing girl on a train, carrying her grandmother’s ashes in a tin box. All are part of a lost generation, coming of age too quickly as they struggle to reassemble lives disordered by pain and loss. At center stage is Riley, a masterpiece of vulnerability and tenacity, wondering if she’ll ever have the courage to return to her parents’ farm, to its ghosts and memories — resident in a place she has surrendered, surely, the right to call home.

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Обложки нет Glory in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


'a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance…truly fine entertainment…sure to leave you hungering for more…' Publisher's Weekly

Glory in Death by J D Robb (better known as the highly successful Nora Roberts) is the second in her series featuring feisty police lieutenant Eve Dallas. It's set some 50 years in the future with a gun ban and genetic screening for criminal behaviour in place, but there are still plenty of crimes to solve and perpetrators to catch. Eve's investigation concerns the murder of two beautiful and successful women. Why is the first victim found alone in such a sleazy area? As a prosecutor, she must have sent many violent people to prison who could have wanted revenge, but there are many more suspects among her own family, her lover and even Eve's commander and his wife. Eve is a tough and uncompromising detective, driven to do her best for victims and bereaved. A woman without roots who has had to create herself from nothing, the one person she is close to is her lover, Roarke. Their sexual relationship is ardent and passionate, but Eve finds it hard to give her lover the commitment he wants; when he gives her an ultimatum and seems to be linked with both victims and an old scandal, she forces herself to concentrate on the investigation to the exclusion of everything else. Now Eve could be in danger herself as the motivation for the murders becomes clearer; re-finding her emotional balance, she also makes the breakthrough she needs professionally. Eve Dallas is an attractive and complex character, and the combination of an investigation involving the rich and powerful with the automatically programmed cars, androids and interstellar travel of mid-21st century living and an appealing heroine is a page-turning mix.

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Обложка книги God Of Death God Of Death

 Автор: Sadler Barry

 Серия: Casca

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложки нет Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

 Автор: Auletta Ken

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In Googled, esteemed media writer and critic Ken Auletta uses the story of Google’s rise to explore the inner workings of the company and the future of the media at large. Although Google has often been secretive, this book is based on the most extensive cooperation ever granted a journalist, including access to closed-door meetings and interviews with founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt, and some 150 present and former employees.

Inside the Google campus, Auletta finds a culture driven by brilliant engineers in which even the most basic ways of doing things are questioned. His reporting shines light on how Google has been so hugely successful-and why it could slip. On one hand, Auletta reveals how the company has innovated, from Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Earth to YouTube, search, and other seminal programs. On the other, he charts its conflicts: the tension between massive growth and its mandate of “Don’t be evil”; the limitations of a belief that mathematical algorithms always provide correct answers; and the collisions of Google engineers who want more data with citizens worried about privacy.

More than a comprehensive study of media’s most powerful digital company, Googled is also a lesson in new media truths. Pairing Auletta’s unmatched analysis with vivid details and rich anecdotes, it shows how the Google wave grew, how it threatens to drown media institutions once considered impregnable-and where it is now taking us all.

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Обложка книги Half the World Half the World

 Автор: Abercrombie Joe

 Серия: Shattered Sea

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Half the World Away Half the World Away

 Автор: Staincliffe Cath

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Lori Maddox chooses to spend the year after university travelling and visits China where she finds casual work as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Joanna and Tom, who separated when Lori was a toddler, follow her adventures on her blog. When Joanna and Tom hear nothing for weeks they become increasingly concerned, travelling out to Chengdu in search of their daughter. Landing in a totally unfamiliar country, Joanna and Tom are forced to turn detective, following in their daughter's footsteps. When a woman's remains are discovered close to the last sightings of Lori, it appears they have found their daughter. But nothing could prepare them for the shocks still in store…

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Обложки нет Haunted in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Number Twelve is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted…and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number Twelve a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory.

With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.

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Обложка книги Herald Of Death Herald Of Death

 Автор: Kingsbury Kate

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A dark spirit threatens the Pennyfoot's shiny and bright Christmas…

The Christmas Angel is a welcome sight during the winter season-but not this year. A killer is afoot in Badger's End, cutting a lock of hair from his victims and sticking a gold angel on their foreheads. Cecily Sinclair Baxter already promised her husband that she'd take a hiatus from sleuthing. But three killings have created a blizzard of bad publicity-and guests are canceling their hotel reservations. She will have to find the angel of death before he strikes again, leaving murder under the tree…

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Обложка книги Hidden Death Hidden Death

 Автор: Grant Maxwell

 Серия: The Shadow

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Крутой детектив


Murder of a Genius


When a mechanical genius is murdered at the moment of his greatest invention, THE SHADOW decodes a plan of linked deaths and traps a master killer in a bizarre and brilliant intrigue…


As originally published in “The Shadow Magazine,” September, 1932.

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Обложка книги Hiss of Death Hiss of Death

 Автор: Brown Rita Mae

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's *The Big Cat Nap.* Ah, spring! The brighter days and singing birds have a way of lifting people’s spirits, as well as those of their animal companions. But the season can also bring out the first blossoms of murder. As the redbuds open in Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is especially excited—until a health crisis sends her reeling into the forbidding world of hospitals and doctors, treatments and procedures. Surviving this journey will be tough, but Harry has her animal friends—and her ever-helpful husband, Fair—to support her. Others are considerably less fortunate: A promising nurse’s lifeless body is discovered without a mark on her. Then another hospital employee, who had seemed in perfect health, is also found dead. There’s a mystery afoot—and that’s one thing Harry and her menagerie can’t keep their noses out of. Читать или скачать книгу «Hiss of Death»
Обложка книги Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance

 Автор: Berger John

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Философия, Политика, Документальная литература, Публицистика, Критика


From one of the most impassioned of writers of our time, this powerful collection of essays offers a stark portrait of post-9/11 realities. John Berger occupies a unique position in the international cultural landscape: artist, filmmaker, poet, philosopher, novelist, and essayist, he is also a deeply thoughtful political activist. In Hold Everything Dear, his artistry and activism meld in an attempt to make sense of the current state of our world. Berger analyzes the nature of terrorism and the profound despair that gives rise to it. He writes about the homelessness of millions who have been forced by poverty and war to live as refugees. He discusses Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Serbia, Bosnia, China, Indonesia-anyplace where people are deprived of the most basic of freedoms. Berger powerfully acknowledges the depth of suffering around the world and suggests actions that might finally help bring it to an end.

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Обложки нет Holiday In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Amazon.com Review:

In the seventh of J.D. Robb's futuristic romance thrillers, NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is on the trail of a serial killer terrorizing the city during the holidays. The only link between the victims-all are patrons of an exclusive dating service, Personally Yours. Working with her aide Officer Peabody, Peabody 's nemesis Ian McNab, and her own intriguing husband, Roarke, Eve uncovers secrets that link the victims: secrets that involve both the owners and the clients of Personally Yours and which might be worth killing for. Whether she's writing as Nora Roberts or as J.D. Robb, Roberts weaves a taut and powerful story with lush sensuality and masterful characterization. This murder mystery combines elements of romance, science fiction, and police procedural genres in an entertaining mix that will keep readers turning the pages.

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Обложка книги Hollow World Hollow World

 Автор: Sullivan Michael J

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The future is coming… for some sooner than others

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World.

Welcome to the future and a new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of The Riyria Revelations.

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Обложка книги Honor Bound 04 - Death and Honor Honor Bound 04 - Death and Honor

 Автор: WEB Griffin

 Серия: HONOR BOUND

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Hood of Death Hood of Death

 Автор: Carter Nick

 Серия: Killmaster

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив


DEATH TRAP FOR KILLMASTER

It was just another expensive call girl operation, catering to Washington's elite. Until AXE realized that too many of the high-ranking customers were beginning to die. A senator. A cabinet officer. A congressman. Suddenly dead — and all of natural causes.

It was one of Killmaster's hottest assignments. It called for a false identity, and lots of field work with the willing women in the dead men's lives.

But each encounter ended with an attempt on Nick's life. The "accident" on the deserted highway… the bullet whistling past his head…the sharp-honed knife in the hands of a butchering assailant. The assignment was heating up!

Nick knew what he had to find. The Chicom agent behind the whole terrifying set-up. The man who trained beautiful women into exquisite sex machines; the man who blackmailed top American officials into treason after his girls finished with them; the man who killed those who refused to co-operate — like Nick Carter.

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Обложка книги How Beer Saved the World How Beer Saved the World

 Автор: Radford Irene, Nordley G David, Radford Phyllis Irene, Clough Brenda W, Brown Bob, Moore Nancy Jane, Jones Frog, Jones Esther, Taylor Bruce, Ferrari Mark J, Page Shannon, Reynolds-Ward Joyce, Hill Laurel Anne, Callahan Clayton J, Caffrey Barb, Frishberg Manny, Sick Hong Chris Wong

 Серия: How Beer Saved the World

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика, Юмор, Юмористическая проза


And on the Eighth Day God Created Beer.

Beer is what separates humans from animals… unless you have too much.

Seriously, anthropologists, archeologists, and sociologists seem to think that when humans first emerged on earth as human, they possessed fire, language, a sense of spirituality, and beer.

Within these pages are quirky, silly, and downright strange stories sure to delight and entertain the ardent beer lover by authors such as Brenda Clough, Irene Radford, Mark J. Ferrari, Shannon Page, Nancy Jane Moore, Frog and Esther Jones, G. David Nordley, and many more!

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Обложка книги How to American How to American

 Автор: Yang Jimmy O, Judge Mike

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood.

Jimmy O. Yang is about to have his moment. You've likely seen the standup comic and actor starring as a series regular, the fan favorite character Jian Yang in Mike Judge's Emmy-nominated HBO comedy Silicon Valley. Or you may have caught his first dramatic turn in director Peter Berg's acclaimed film Patriot's Day. Next up is a major role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the comedy Life of the Party. Beyond his burgeoning career in Hollywood, Yang's star status is only a small piece of his story. His family emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when he was 13. Can you think of a worse time for a young adolescent who didn't speak English to be thrown into the Los Angeles School District with its notorious income gap, mean girls, and children of Hollywood elite?

In his…


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Обложка книги How to rob an armored car How to rob an armored car

 Автор: Levison Iain

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


In a dying Pennsylvania coal town, three firends are looking for a way out. Mitch is a rebellious malcontent whose bad attitude gets him fired from a chain big box store. Doug can identify any pill by sight and any '-80s rock song by the first three notes but doesn't understand credit scores. Kevin got married and had a kid too soon and is now on parole after serving jail time for growing marijuana. The three of them dabble in petty crime and believe they have a talent for it. They start by stealing a high-definition TV, then set their sights on bigger scores. Soon things begin to get out of hand.

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Обложка книги Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World

 Автор: Lillien Lisa

 Серия: Hungry Girl

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Кулинария

Обложка книги I Am Death I Am Death

 Автор: Carter Chris

 Серия: Robert Hunter

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Seven days after she had been abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she had been tortured and murdered in a most bizarre way. But the surprises don’t end there. This killer likes to play, and he left a note lodged inside his victim’s throat.

Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD’s Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick.

Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched — for he is DEATH.

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Обложка книги If Cats Disappeared from the World If Cats Disappeared from the World

 Автор: Kawamura Genki

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week…

Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVdwRk5LFTw

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Обложка книги If Death Ever Slept If Death Ever Slept

 Автор: Stout Rex

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Imitation in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas encounters one of her most difficult cases in this latest offering from J. D. Robb, alter ego of bestselling author Nora Roberts. With the very first victim, Eve realizes that the killer stalking the streets of New York City isn't a run-of-the-mill serial murderer. The copycat executions are imitating the methods and victim choices of an ominous list of notorious serial killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. And when the killer leaves a distinctive note at the crime scene, it's clear that he's targeting Eve personally-a fact that worries Roarke, Eve's shrewd husband.

Assisted by her aide, Peabody, Eve compiles a list of suspects that includes several high-profile possibilities. Their very prominence, however, complicates the investigation, for they have the power and influence to make the search difficult. All of the suspects are reluctant to cooperate but one of them is playing with Eve like a cat with a mouse by tempting her with crime scene notes and challenging her to find him. Can Eve stop him before he slaughters again? Or will his next victim be Eve herself?

Author Robb, a.k.a. Roberts, doesn't miss a beat in this police procedural thriller. The futuristic setting is rich with imaginative details; the cast of supporting characters offers an intriguing variety, while Eve and Roarke's relationship is layered with emotional intimacy and spiced with sex. Whether you're a faithful follower or new to the series, you won't be disappointed in the edge-of-the-seat suspense in Imitation In Death. Don't miss this one.

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Обложки нет Immortal in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

The year is 2056. mood-altering drugs are legal, prostitution is licensed, virtual-reality games have replaced TV sets for entertainment and New York supercop Eve Dallas continues her sleuthing in Robb's fourth installment in the Death series (Naked in Death, Glory in Death, etc.). This time around, Eve has married her soul mate, Roarke, and is caught up in the puzzling suicide of a technician who's been working on Roarke's unfinished space resort. The young tech, Eve learns, had cheerfully hanged himself after a VR trip. Back on Earth, autopsies from two similar suicides reveal a pin-sized burn on the brains of the victims. All clues point to a deadly subliminal message in a VR toy?one that Roarke produces. This is sexy, gritty, richly imagined suspense. The fact that it is written by Nora Roberts under the pseudonym J.D. Robb is a tribute to her versatility.

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Обложка книги In At the Death In At the Death

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Серия: Settling accounts

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История

Обложка книги In at the Death In at the Death

 Автор: Wishart David

 Серия: Marcus Corvinus

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

Обложка книги In Death Ground In Death Ground

 Автор: Weber David, White Steve

 Серия: , Starfire

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The more things change, the more they remain the same. Three thousand years after Sun Tszu wrote those words, in the time of the Fourth Interstellar War, the ancient advice still holds true. The "Bugs" have overwhelming numbers, implacable purpose, and a strategy that's mind-numbingly alien. They can't be reasoned or negotiated with. They can't even be communicated with. But what they want is terrifyingly clear. The sentient species in their path aren't enemies to be conquered; they're food sources to be consumed.Totally oblivious to their own losses, rumbling onward like some invincible force of nature, their enormous fleets are as unstoppable as Juggernaut. Yet for the desperate Federation Navy and its enemies-turned-allies, the Orions, there is nowhere to go. Their battered, outnumbered ships are all that stand between the billions upon billions of defenseless civilians on the worlds behind them and an enemy from the darkest depths of nightmare, and there can be no retreat. But at least their options are clear.As Sun Tzu said, in death ground, there is only one strategy:

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Обложки нет In the Fourth Year. Anticipations of a World Peace

 Автор: Wells Herbert George

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика

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 Indulgence in death Indulgence in death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life – and death – are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.

As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarified circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in – and into the perverted heart of madness…

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Обложки нет Innocent In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.

Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant… so innocent.

Now Magdalena Percell… there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena 's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about… and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.

Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.

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Обложки нет Interlude In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal – giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course.

Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim – and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.

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Обложка книги Iron Sniper: A World War II Thriller Iron Sniper: A World War II Thriller

 Автор: Healey David

 Серия: Caje Cole

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, О войне


Summer 1944. When German sniper Dieter Rohde’s older brother is unjustly shot for desertion by the SS, he will stop at nothing to win the Iron Cross medal and redeem his family’s name by targeting as many Allied troops as possible. Rohde’s deadly efforts bring him into direct confrontation with American sniper Caje Cole. Rohde may be driven by ambition, but he hasn’t encountered an adversary like Cole, the so-called hillbilly sniper who is as hard as the mountains he calls home and as wily as a backwoods fox. As the final pitched battle for France takes place around them at the Falaise Pocket, these two snipers declare war on each other.

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Обложка книги Island of Fog and Death Island of Fog and Death

 Автор: Wallace David

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


It’s hungry… and it wants out!

Something came to Earth two thousand years ago. The Roman Army trapped it under an island off the Welsh coast, but then as their empire decayed, they forgot about it. Now it tastes fresh air for the first time in centuries, and it wants out!

A celebrity historian finds clues to a two-thousand year old mystery and sets out to solve it. But he is not the only one seeking what the Romans left buried.

Strange things are happening in North Wales. When a United Nations official is fished from the sea, the UN decides to look into it.

Peri Carlton, seconded to a little-known agency of the UN Security Council, is sent to Wales. But though she does not yet realise it, her new boss at the UN suspects that Peri is not exactly human.

She finds that the island is strangely quiet… it seems the buried beast is not the only monster on the foggy island…

Please note that “Island of Fog and Death” was previously published under the title “Child of the Servator”

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Обложка книги Jedi Apprentice 15: The Death Of Hope Jedi Apprentice 15: The Death Of Hope

 Автор: Уотсон Джуд

 Серия: Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice

 Жанр: Фантастика, Эпическая фантастика


"I pledge myself to you, Tahl."


"I pledge myself to you, Qui-Gon."


With these words, two Jedi Knights acknowledged that their bond had grown beyond friendship and into love.


Now Tahl has been abducted in a trap that Qui-Gon feels he should have foreseen. Consumed by dark visions, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi must do everything in their power to get her back before it's too late. But that won't be easy in a land where nobody can be trusted…and everyone has something to hide.

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Обложка книги Journeys into the bright world Journeys into the bright world

 Автор: Moore Marcia, Alltounian Howard Sunny

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Психология, Религия и духовность, Эзотерика


Why did Marcia Moore, the celebrated yoga teacher, astrologer and author, and Howard Sunny Alltounian, MD, a successful and respected anesthesiologist, risk their health, their careers, even their sanity?

This is the intimate personal story of their life together, their love and their explorations into forbidden zones of higher consciousness.

Here is tape-recorded evidence of the struggles they endured, the past lives they relived and the joy that they found—under the guidance of the goddess Ketamine. It's an inner-space adventure story, more exciting and more profound than any novel. And every word true.

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Обложки нет Judgment in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Publishers Weekly

Written under the pen name J.D. Robb, this futuristic mysteryDset in New York City, year 2059Dshowcases veteran writer Nora Roberts's skills at their best. It's as tough, smart, sassy and successful as its heroine, police lieutenant Eve Dallas. The story opens in the upscale nightclub Purgatory, where Dallas discovers the brutally slain body of a fellow officer; another cop is murdered soon thereafter. Both men, it appears, were on the take, and both were connected to elusive criminal Max Ricker. Dallas 's investigation, which exposes crime and police corruption, puts both her reputation and life in danger. To make matters worse, Purgatory is owned by her own millionaire husband, RoarkeDa business associate of Ricker's before turning legitimateDand the overlap of professional and personal lives adds extra fireworks to an already tempestuous marriage. Robb's plotting is precise and fast paced, creating a satisfying mystery full of lively, credible twists. Secondary charactersDa troubled female police captain, an Internal Affairs cop with a leftover crush on DallasDare as well-drawn as Dallas herself, a tough but endearing 21st-century woman. Sexy, surprising and often funny power struggles between Dallas and Roarke are the tasty icing on this extremely well-made fictional "cake," which is just the right confection for lazy late-summer reading.

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Обложка книги Katya's World Katya's World

 Автор: Howard Jonathan L

 Серия: Russalka Chronicles

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика,


The distant and unloved colony world of Russalka has no land, only the raging sea. No clear skies, only the endless storm clouds. Beneath the waves, the people live in pressurised environments and take what they need from the boundless ocean. It is a hard life, but it is theirs and they fought a war against Earth to protect it. But wars leave wounds that never quite heal, and secrets that never quite lie silent.

Katya Kuriakova doesn’t care much about ancient history like that, though. She is making her first submarine voyage as crew; the first nice, simple journey of what she expects to be a nice, simple career.

There is nothing nice and simple about the deep black waters of Russalka, however; soon she will encounter pirates and war criminals, see death and tragedy at first hand, and realise that her world’s future lies on the narrowest of knife edges. For in the crushing depths lies a sleeping monster, an abomination of unknown origin, and when it wakes, it will seek out and kill every single person on the planet.

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Обложка книги Kindred In Death Kindred In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena's body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.

When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.

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Обложка книги Kiss of Death Kiss of Death

 Автор: Caine Rachel

 Серия: The Morganville Vampires

 Жанр: Фантастика, Городское фэнтези


Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big-time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs—which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

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Обложка книги Kiss of death Kiss of death

 Автор: Sawyer Meryl

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Остросюжетные любовные романы


In the secluded guesthouse of a lavish California estate, Whitney Marshall has finally found a refuge…a place to heal after the painful end of her marriage. Until her newfound peace is shattered by the arrival of the property's distractingly handsome heir, Adam Hunter--and she finds herself drawn into a deadly game of danger and desire.


Adam Hunter needs Whitney's help to prove that his uncle--Hunter needs Whitney's help to prove that his uncle--the the estate's original owner--was murdered. But as the two estate's original owner--was murdered. But as the two begin begin to unearth the truth about Cal Hunter's shadowy past, to unearth the truth about Cal Hunter's shadowy past, it's it's Whitney's own life that is suddenly on the line. Because


Whitney's own life that is suddenly on the line. Because someone someone nearby thinks she knows too much…

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Обложка книги Last Witnesses : An Oral History of the Children of World War II (9780399588778) Last Witnesses : An Oral History of the Children of World War II (9780399588778)

 Автор: Svetlana Alexievich,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Learning the World

 Автор: MacLeod Ken

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


A four hundred year journey through space is about to end for the teeming inhabitants of a large ship-world. The air is thick with expectation as they enter the system that is to become their new home, the probes reporting nothing more advanced than bacteria and algae among the clustered planets. But the original data was wrong, and direct scans of the planet reveal a whole alien civilisation. Maybe the aliens have just arrived. Maybe evolution has been incredibly rapid during their long journey Neither of these explanations seem plausible. It seems likely that the probe data has been falsified from the beginning. Advice is years distant, help is decades away. They’re on their own and they’ll have to decide a plan of action fast as the rest of humanity is just as vulnerable and not much further away.


Won Prometheus Award in 2006.

Nominated for BSFA Award in 2005.

Nominated for Hugo, Locus, and Campbell awards in 2006.

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Обложка книги Let the Great World Spin Let the Great World Spin

 Автор: McCann Colum

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth.

Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.”


A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal.

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Обложка книги Light of the World Light of the World

 Автор: Burke James Lee

 Серия: Dave Robicheaux

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In contrast to the tranquil beauty of Flathead Lake and the colorful summertime larch and fir unspooling across unblemished ranchland, a venomous presence lurks in the caves and hills, intent on destroying innocent lives.

First, Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete’s daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom readers met in Burke’s previous bestseller Creole Belle, runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town — but how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette be loose on the streets of Montana?

Surrette committed a string of heinous murders while capital punishment was outlawed in his home state of Kansas. Years ago, Alafair, a lawyer and novelist, interviewed Surrette in prison, aiming to prove him guilty of other crimes and eligible for the death penalty. Recently, a prison transport van carrying Surrette crashed and he is believed dead, but Alafair isn’t so sure.

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Обложка книги Love You To Death Love You To Death

 Автор: Bowen Gail

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life's winners. But Charlie feels he's something of a fake. His easy confidence on-air belies the reality for a man born with a wine-colored birthmark that covers half his face.

Love You to Death covers one hour on "The World According to Charlie D" – an hour during which he must both discover the long-time listener who is killing the people who trust him and attempt to come to terms with the man behind the birthmark.

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Обложки нет Loyalty in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In 21st-century New York City, tough-as-nails cop Eve Dallas can survive a bombing, seduce her husband, and outsmart a terrorist-all on four hours of sleep. In this latest installment of the In Death series, author J.D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) casts our heroine against an enigmatic group of terrorists named Cassandra. With no clear motivation or demands, Cassandra feeds on the thrill of senseless killing and the calculated destruction of Eve's world.

Relying on her own brawn and brains, as well as that of her aid Peabody and her husband Roarke, Eve begins to unravel a mystery that began decades before. When the killer's threats land close to home, Eve knows she has no choice but to gamble her own life for the chance to save her city as well as her loved ones.

J.D. Robb's combinations of mystery, suspense, and romance keep the fans of this series clamoring for more, and Loyalty in Death has equal amounts of each. While the passion between Eve and Roarke is as good as ever, the introduction of a new romantic element certainly turns up the heat and is a welcome twist. Though the evil-terrorist-in-NYC theme has been done before (most recently in The Siege), these beloved characters put up a good fight, and keep us glued to the pages.

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Обложка книги Managing death Managing death

 Автор: Jamieson Trent

 Серия: Steven De Selby

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика

Обложка книги Map of the Invisible World Map of the Invisible World

 Автор: Aw Tash

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the author of the internationally acclaimed The Harmony Silk Factory comes an enthralling novel that evokes an exotic yet turbulent place and time—1960s Indonesia during President Sukarno’s drive to purge the country of its colonial past. A page-turning story, Map of the Invisible World follows the journeys of two brothers and an American woman who are indelibly marked by the past — and swept up in the tides of history.

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Обложка книги Marathon: Freedom or Death Marathon: Freedom or Death

 Автор: Cameron Christian

 Серия: Long War

 Жанр: Приключения, Исторические приключения

Обложка книги Marked for Death Marked for Death

 Автор: Forbeck Matt

 Серия: Eberron:Lost Mark, Lost Mark

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Master of Death Master of Death

 Автор: Reynolds Josh

 Серия: The Blood of Nagash

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Master Of Life And Death Master Of Life And Death

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Global overcrowding, a new immortality serum and an unfriendly alien ambassador are only a few of the problems confronting Roy Walton, government's new Master of Life and Death in Robert Silverberg's early and accomplished novel. Praised by a distinguished critic, Anthony Boucher, for "its complete clarity and narrative drive" the novel retains its power today.

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Обложки нет Midnight In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life-when a killer comes to call.

Eve's name has a made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband Roarke at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance-or die trying.

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Обложка книги Miss Silver Deals With Death Miss Silver Deals With Death

 Автор: Wentworth Patricia

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


A chance encounter restores Giles Armitage to his fiancee, but the shipwreck has left him with amnesia, and their happiness is threatened by Carola Roland. So when Carola is murdered, Giles is the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver's ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime.

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Обложка книги Missing in Death Missing in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия: Eve Dallas and husband Roarke

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Mistress of the Art of Death Mistress of the Art of Death

 Автор: Franklin Ariana

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


When Christian children are being kidnapped and murdered in 12th century Cambridge, England, Adelia is sent to seek out the truth, and hopefully absolve the Jews being blamed for the crimes, before the townspeople take matters into their own hands. During a time when women are second-class citizens at best, and the practice of scientific autopsies is considered blasphemous, Adelia is the most skilled “speaker for the dead” hailing from progressive Naples – yet she is forced to masquerade as the meek assistant to her colleagues during their frantic search for the real child killer.

From The Washington Post

It's hard enough to produce a gripping thriller – harder still to write convincing historical fiction that recreates a living, breathing past. But this terrific book does both, and does it with a cast of characters so vivid and engaging that you'd be happy to read about them even if they weren't on the track of a sexually depraved serial child-murderer.

Mistress of the Art of Death opens with a clever takeoff on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, which introduces the central players, a group of pilgrims returning from the shrine of the newly canonized St. Thomas à Becket: a prior and a prioress (from rival abbeys); two knights, lately returned from the Crusades; an overweight but very shrewd tax collector; a gaggle of citizens; and three Gypsies, who are in fact secret investigators sent by the king of Sicily to discover the truth behind a series of gruesome murders near Cambridge.

Four children have been found dead and mutilated. The Jews of Cambridge have been blamed for the murders, the most prominent Jewish moneylender and his wife have been killed by a mob, and the rest of the Jewish community is shut up in the castle under the protection of the sheriff.

As the only group allowed to commit usury – that is, to lend money at interest – the Jews are prosperous, and thus the king of England considers them his prize cash cows. He wants them cleared of suspicion and released, so they can go back to paying him high taxes. To this end, he appeals to his cousin, the king of Sicily, to send his best master of the art of death: a doctor skilled in "reading" bodies. Enter Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, 25, the best mistress of death that the medical school at Salerno has ever produced. With Simon of Naples, a Jewish "fixer," and Mansur, a eunuch with a mean throwing-ax, it's her job to find a murderer before he – or she – can kill again.

Adelia comes onstage when she meets the prior under dramatic circumstances on the road, saving him from a burst bladder caused by a swollen prostate by thrusting a hollow reed up his penis. Not every man would follow up on an introduction like this, but the prior wants the mystery solved, too – and if the solution happens to ace out the rival abbey, so much the better.

Adelia finds 12th-century England a barbarous place. England finds Adelia a jaw-dropping anomaly. And Franklin exploits the contrast brilliantly. We're on Adelia's side from the start, identifying with her quite modern sensibilities – but at the same time, as she begins to know the English inhabitants as people, we sympathize with them, too. And a small but nice romantic subplot develops as the celibate, married-to-science Adelia discovers to her horror that live bodies have minds of their own.

Though the story is set in Cambridge, the Crusades run through the culture. We see both the corruption and the idealistic faith of the period, and while the Jews come off by far the best, Christians and Muslims are portrayed with evenhanded understanding. Beyond this, the story's background is a wonderful tapestry of the paradoxes and struggles of the times: Christianity and Islam, Christians and Jews, science and superstition, and the new power of Henry II's rule of law versus the stranglehold of the Church.

There are also fascinating details of historical forensic medicine, entertaining notes on women in science (the medical school at Salerno is not fictional), and a nice running commentary on science and superstition, as distinct from religious faith. Franklin does this subtly, by showing effects, rather than by beating us over the head with her opinions. These are clear enough but expressed with artistry rather than political correctness.

Franklin likewise balances cynicism, humanity and objectivity well. Adelia feels horror, fury and sympathy on behalf of the victims and the bereaved, but she doesn't let that get in the way of finding the truth. And the story makes it clear that the motives of those who want a solution to the crime are not necessarily purer than the motives of those who want to conceal it.

Mistress of the Art of Death is wonderfully plotted, with a dozen twists – and with final rabbits pulled out of not one hat but two, as both the mystery and the romance reach satisfactorily unexpected conclusions. It's a historical mystery that succeeds brilliantly as both historical fiction and crime-thriller. Above all, though, Franklin has written a terrific story, whose appeal rests on the personalities of the all-too-human beings who inhabit it.

– Diana Gabaldon, author of a series of historical novels, including "Outlander" and "A Breath of Snow and Ashes."

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Обложка книги Mother Death Mother Death

 Автор: Reed Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Mother Goddess of the World Mother Goddess of the World

 Автор: Robinson Kim Stanley

 Серия: Escape from Kathmandu

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


First published in Azimov’s Science Fiction in Oct 1987. Later published as part of Escape from Kathmandu collection (Tor Books, 1989).

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Обложка книги Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large

 Автор: Gardner James Alan

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


First publiched in On Spec (Canadian SF magazine) in April 1990. Published in 2005 as part of Gravity Wells short stories collection.

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Обложки нет Naked In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия:

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


'a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance…truly fine entertainment…sure to leave you hungering for more…' Publisher's Weekly

It is 2058. New York cop Eve Dallas doesn't have to confront gun crime anymore, no one does. Guns are simply relics. She is assisted in detection by instant communications and probability predictions from the all-pervasive computer network. But this latest homicide is an old-fashioned crime in many ways. Sharon DeBlass is a high-class hooker from a wealthy, powerful family. Her brutal, possibly sexually motivated shooting sends shockwaves through her family, the upper echelons of political society and police headquarters. From the note under her body, it seems that a serial killer with a penchant for antique weaponry and a grudge against prostitutes is on the loose. The killer gets uncomfortably close to Eve Dallas as she pieces together his identity, flying in the face of authority and risking her career. Naked in Death introduces the reader to Dallas: a fascinating heroine, complex and vulnerable, a great detective with an aeroplane hold full of baggage. In the course of this murder investigation she meets Roarke, a charming self-made billionaire, and passions are stirred. This is the first in the incredibly successful suspense series featuring Dallas and Roarke and their developing relationship. With some 20 novels already in print and more to come, the In Death series should satisfy the most ravenous appetite for gritty murder mystery. Nora Roberts, world-renowned romance writer, uses the pen name J D Robb for these books. But those expecting a gentle read should put this book back on the shelf immediately. This tale has street language, sex and violence. And it is highly addictive stuff which will have you turning the pages far too fast. The denouement may not be a huge shock, but that is quite satisfying. Roberts plants clues, and the reader can indulge in a bit of self-congratulation for having solved the crime.

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Обложка книги Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

 Автор: Johnson Chalmers

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги New American Stories New American Stories

 Автор: Smith Zadie, Saunders George, McHugh Maureen, Link Kelly, DeLillo Don, Williams Joy, Corin Lucy, Lipsyte Sam, Yu Charles, Coover Robert, Antrim Donald, Li Yiyun, Johnson Denis, Gaitskill Mary, Ball Jesse, Davis Lydia, Lin Tao, Schutt Christine, Watkins Claire Vaye, Glaser Rachel B, Sayrafiezadeh ïd, Lee Rebecca, Eisenberg Deborah, Doerr Anthony, Bulawayo NoViolet, Svalina Mathias, Tower Wells, Curtis Rebecca, Unferth Deb Olin, Coma-Thompson Kyle, Galchen Rivka, Pollock Donald Ray

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America.

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story. In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a vital and artistically singular crowd of contemporary fiction writers. Collected here are practitioners of deep realism, mind-blowing experimentalism, and every hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand side by side with the most compelling new literary voices. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and unforgettable works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of an American idiom.

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Обложка книги No Man's World No Man's World

 Автор: Bulmer Kenneth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


VISA FOR AN ENIGMA

When John Carter came to the Horalcah Cluster, it was in the guise of an interstellar salesman. If anyone there suspected he was more than that, it would mean his instant execution.

But Carter’s unusual personality made it possible for him to put over the deception and even gain a visa to the forbidden central planet, an arsenal of space war factories. Of course, he had to make some special deals to do it, and those proved his undoing.

For he found himself caught there between two menaces: the tyrannical militaristic moguls and a fantastically greater threat from beyond the ends of space.

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Обложка книги No World Concerto No World Concerto

 Автор: Porta A G

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Hailed by Spain's Revista Quimera as one of the top ten Spanish-language novels of the decade, alongside Bolaño's 2666, Vila-Matas's Bartleby & Co., and Marías's Your Face Tomorrow, The No World Concerto is a many-layered puzzle concerning an old screenwriter who has holed up in a shabby hotel in a never-named but familiar city in order to write a script about his lover — a young piano prodigy who wants in turn to give up music and become a novelist, and who believes she may be in contact with creatures from another world. Ambition, lust, hate, and the need to create all combine to make up a potent depiction of youth — and age — lost in a labyrinth of their own making.

Sinister and erotic, shifting restlessly between realities, and populated by conspirators both real and imagined, The No World Concerto is an investigation of the limits of language, storytelling, and the known world, set against a backdrop of empty concert halls and hazy foosball bars. It is the first of A. G. Porta's books to appear in English, finally joining those of his early writing partner and devotee Roberto Bolaño.

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Обложка книги Now and at the Hour of Our Death Now and at the Hour of Our Death

 Автор: Moreira Marques Susana

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife. In her poignant and genre-busting debut, Susana Moreira Marques confronts us with our own mortality and inspires us to think about what is important. Accompanying a palliative care team, Moreira Marques travelled to Trás-os-Montes, a forgotten corner of northern Portugal, a rural area abandoned by the young. Crossing great distances where eagles circle over the roads, she visits villages where rural ways of life are disappearing. She listens to families facing death and gives us their stories in their words as well as through her own meditations. Brilliantly blending the immediacy of oral history with the sensibility of philosophical reportage, Moreira Marques’ book speaks about death in a fresh way.

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Обложка книги Of Death What Dreams Of Death What Dreams

 Автор: Laumer Keith

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Out of This World Out of This World

 Автор: Swift Graham

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the towers of Manhattan to the ruins of Greece, from Nuremberg to Vietnam, Swift takes readers on an intensely moving journey of conflict, loss and the small miracles of love.

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Обложка книги Out of This World Out of This World

 Автор: Shalvis Jill

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Three weeks ago Rachel Bond inherited a bed-and-breakfast. Too bad that it's in a remote part of Alaska, staffed by a house chef who can't cook and a guide who can't read a map. There's something distinctly strange going on…and that's not counting the fact that Rachel just got hit by lightning, and her good friend Kellan is suddenly possessed with animalistic sexiness she's never seen before. Turns out, Rachel's inheritance is not your regular bed-and-breakfast – it's the portal to an alternative universe where the people possess unique powers that they can transfer to humans. And things are only starting to get weired…

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Обложки нет Overture to Death

 Автор: Marsh Ngaio

 Серия: Roderick Alleyn

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Классический детектив


Everyone in town disliked the rich, nasty spinster who delighted in stirring up jealousies and exposing well-kept secrets — the doctor’s wild affair, the old squire’s escapades, the young squire’s revels. But when the lady was shot at the piano while playing the overture for an amateur theatrical, Inspector Alleyn knew he was faced with a killer who was very much a professional.

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Обложка книги Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

 Автор: Zimmer Carl

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Биология


Imagine a world where parasites control the minds of their hosts, sending them to their destruction.

Imagine a world where parasites are masters of chemical warfare and camouflage, able to cloak themselves with their hosts’ own molecules.

Imagine a world where parasites steer the course of evolution, where the majority of species are parasites.

WELCOME TO EARTH.

For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and in the darkest shadows of science. Yet these creatures are among the world’s most successful and sophisticated organisms. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer deftly balances the scientific and the disgusting as he takes readers on a fantastic voyage. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the fetid parasite haven of southern Sudan, Zimmer graphically brings to life how parasites can change DNA, rewire the brain, make men more distrustful and women more outgoing, and turn hosts into the living dead.

This thorough, gracefully written book brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they can teach us about the most fundamental survival tactics in the universe.

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Обложка книги Pax Indica: India and the World of the Twenty-first Century Pax Indica: India and the World of the Twenty-first Century

 Автор: Tharoor Shashi

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика


A definitive account of Indias international relations from an expert in the field.

Indian diplomacy, a veteran told Shashi Tharoor many years ago, is like the love-making of an elephant: it is conducted at a very high level, accompanied by much bellowing, and the results are not known for two years. In this lively, informative and insightful work, the award-winning author and parliamentarian brilliantly demonstrates how Indian diplomacy has become sprightlier since then and where it needs to focus in the world of the 21st century. Explaining why foreign policy matters to an India focused on its own domestic transformation, Tharoor surveys Indias major international relationships in detail, evokes the countrys soft power and its global responsibilities, analyses the workings of the Ministry of External Affairs, Parliament and public opinion on the shaping of policy, and offers his thoughts on a contemporary new grand strategy for the nation, arguing that India must move beyond non-alignment to multi-alignment. His book offers a clear-eyed vision of an India now ready to assume new global responsibility in the contemporary world. Pax Indica is another substantial achievement from one of the finest Indian authors of our times.

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Обложка книги Planet of Death Planet of Death

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


Earthman Roy Crawford is framed for murder on the planet Velliran. He has two choices. He must escape from the planet within three days or go to prison for life.

But the only spaceship leaving the planet within three days belongs to the Exploration Corps. This is a group of scientists which investigates new planets. They are about to leave for World Seven on the Star System Z-16.

With help from his friends, the dazed Crawford finds himself in the ship. The scientists, of course, think he is one of them.

But World Seven is no escape for Roy. It is a planet of death. The team of scientists find themselves in a world where even the trees are killers. And one more killer is on the spaceship—the real murderer who framed Crawford!

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Обложка книги Plotting Hitler's Death Plotting Hitler's Death

 Автор: Fest Joachim C

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История


In Plotting Hitler’s Death Joachim Fest, acclaimed biographer of Adolf Hitler, brings together the full story of those Germans who, from 1933 almost until the moment the Third Reich collapsed, plotted to kill the Führer.

Fest recounts in vivid detail Count von Stauffenberg’s famous planting of a time-bomb at Hitler’s feet on 20 July 1944. But he also describes lesser-known plan by leading Wehrmacht generals who, reluctant to go to war, plotted in 1938 to have Hitler arrested, tried and shot—a plot they called off when Neville Chamberlain opted for appeasement at Munich. Included, too, are heroic attempts by isolated individuals and numerous conspiracies even among Germany’s highest-ranking officers.

Time and again, small numbers of Germans, civilian and military, noble and ignoble, schemed to topple the Führer, and on several occasions they came within minutes – or inches—of succeeding. In this compelling, definitive work Fest explores why they tried, why they found so little support either in Germany or outside it, and why they failed. As he places the resistance in the larger political and social context, we come to understand the difficulties of opposition in an age of totalitarianism.

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Обложка книги Poppy Done to Death Poppy Done to Death

 Автор: Harris Charlaine

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


"On the way to a lunch meeting of her local book discussion group, the Uppity Women, small-town Southern librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is shocked and dismayed to find her sister-in-law, Poppy, lying bloody and dead right outside her own back door. Poppy had her flaws, certainly – she and her husband were having trouble staying faithful to each other – but she didn't deserve to be so brutally murdered." Investigating a case like this is never easy, of course, given the gossipy atmosphere of any small town, what with Poppy and her husband's extramarital affairs, the local police detective, who also happens to be a former boyfriend of Roe's, and his seemingly unresolved feelings of Poppy, and the need to protect Poppy's family. But Roe is also coping with a burgeoning romantic relationship as well as the sudden appearance of her teenaged half brother. All in all, it's a lot for one woman to have on her plate, even one as together as Roe.

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Обложки нет Portrait In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces a serial killer who offers his victims eternal youth by taking their life…

After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered.

Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality-in one fateful shot…

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Обложка книги Possession in Death Possession in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Серия: Eve Dallas and husband Roarke

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Prelude to World War Three: The Rise of the Islamic Republic and the Rebirth of America Prelude to World War Three: The Rise of the Islamic Republic and the Rebirth of America

 Автор: Rosone James, Watson Miranda

 Серия: World War Three

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


By the 2020s, America was no longer a world Superpower. The military had been cut to a barebones level, and while the U.S. was focused internally, the door opened for new powers to emerge on the world stage. In the wake of this power vacuum, China and Russia began to flex their military muscles and expand their dominance in the world. The border of India and Pakistan had long been one of the most precarious ticking time bombs waiting to explode, and when a scheme to agitate the tensions in that region is successful, it opened the door for powerful men to begin consolidating authority and start building an Islamic Caliphate. With Europe also weakened by economic decline, the United States was in serious danger from this new threat. In these hazardous times, America was in need of a leader. Henry Stein, a new kind of leader, built a new political party that is neither Republican nor Democrat to lead the charge to bring the country back from the brink. His unconventional style was just what the U.S. needed in order to deal with the changing world balance of power and a worldwide Great Depression. As conflicts near and far began to plague the planet, would President Stein be able to prevent a third world war?

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Обложка книги Presumption Of Death Presumption Of Death

 Автор: OShaughnessy Perri

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


After a tumultuous year, attorney Nina Reilly heads home to put her life in order and move in with her long-time, part-time love, Paul van Wagoner. Carmel Valley, however, is not quite the sleepy town Nina remembers. In a place where the locals clash with the rich newcomers, conflicts have always been an inevitable part of life, but lately, the hostilities have turned ugly: someone has been setting seemingly random forest fires. Just as Nina is re-establishing her family ties and beginning her new life with Paul, she is called upon again. The last fire proved fatal, and Wish, the son of her faithful ex-assistant, Sandy Whitefeather, stands accused of murder. Nina is certain that the fires are not random at all. Against her better judgement, she must work with Paul in order to gain the locals' trust in a race against timeto find the truth before the real killer's motives become all too shockingly apparent.

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Обложка книги Primordia 2: Return to the Lost World Primordia 2: Return to the Lost World

 Автор: Beck Greig

 Серия: Primordia

 Жанр: Приключения, Приключения, Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


It was true — it was all true — and we were never meant to be there.


In December 2018, Ben Cartwright, former Special Forces soldier, and a team of naive explorers, followed the clues left by his ancestor to a hidden plateau in the middle of the Amazon jungle. It was said that once every 10 years, a secret pathway was revealed to a world long since gone.

They went, and what they found was a place of wonders and of horrors. Only Ben and his childhood love, Emma, survived. But when the doorway to the hidden world closed, Ben was trapped on the wrong side.

Now, Emma has waited 10 long years for the doorway to open again. This time she’d be ready. This time she had everything she needed to go back to that hellish place and survive. All she needed was for Ben to be alive when she got there.


PRIMORDIA II explores a prehistoric world and travels over mountains, through swamps, strange jungles, and dives below a primordial ocean, in the stunning sequel to the blockbusting PRIMORDIA.

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Обложка книги Primordia: In Search of the Lost World Primordia: In Search of the Lost World

 Автор: Beck Greig

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика, Приключения, Приключения


Ben Cartwright, former soldier, home to mourn the loss of his father stumbles upon cryptic letters from the past between the author, Arthur Conan Doyle and his great, great grandfather who vanished while exploring the Amazon jungle in 1908.

Amazingly, these letters lead Ben to believe that his ancestor’s expedition was the basis for Doyle’s fantastical tale of a lost world inhabited by long extinct creatures. As Ben digs some more he finds clues to the whereabouts of a lost notebook that might contain a map to a place that is home to creatures that would rewrite everything known about history, biology and evolution.

But other parties now know about the notebook, and will do anything to obtain it. For Ben and his friends, it becomes a race against time and against ruthless rivals.

In the remotest corners of Venezuela, along winding river trails known only to lost tribes, and through near impenetrable jungle, Ben and his novice team find a forbidden place more terrifying and dangerous than anything they could ever have imagined.

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Обложка книги Promises in Death Promises in Death

 Автор: Roberts Nora

 Серия: In Death

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Остросюжетные любовные романы


Every cop gets angry when a police officer is killed. And Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no exception. But Amarylis Coltraine was also in a relationship with one of Eve's closest colleagues, so after Eve has delivered the terrible news to him, she throws every resource she has into finding the killer. When she finds a link to the son of a criminal she and her husband Roarke had put behind bars, the case heats up even further. Alex Ricker was romantically involved with Amarylis ? did she leak information to him and then have a change of heart? Eve puts herself in danger to get to the truth ? but she can't prevent another death before she learns who betrayed both the criminal's son and the police officer he loved...

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Обложки нет Purity in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable-it felt like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at the door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging… The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice. Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen.

ABSOLUTE PURITY ACHIEVED

And when a second man dies under near-identical circumstances, Eve starts racking her brain for answers and the courage to face the impossible… that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man…

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Обложка книги Putin's World Putin's World

 Автор: Stent Angela E

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика, Наука, Образование, Политика, История


We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with. From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must-read dissection of present-day Russian motives on the global stage.

How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? PUTIN’S WORLD examines the country’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions—and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.

This book looks at Russia’s key relationships—its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East; and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine. PUTIN’S WORLD will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe—and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics.

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Обложки нет Rapture in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common – and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder?

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Обложка книги Red Sniper: A World War II Thriller Red Sniper: A World War II Thriller

 Автор: Healey David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, О войне


WWII sniper Caje Cole embarks on a rescue mission behind the new Iron Curtain for American POWs held as political pawns by Russian forces. To free them, he will have to defeat his deadliest adversary yet, the Red Sniper. The brutal Russian believes that he can outgun anyone, but he hasn't met the likes of this backwoods hunter and marksman.

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Обложка книги Reflections on Life and Death Reflections on Life and Death

 Автор: Rusch Kristine Kathryn

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Our last story, “The Gallery of His Dreams” (September 1991), by the Hugo-award-winning former editor of F&SF, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, won the 1991 Locus Award for best short fiction. Ms. Rusch has had fifteen novels published under her own name. Her latest books include: Hitler’s Angel, a mainstream hardcover written under the name Kris Rusch; Star Wars: The New Rebellion, a mass market paperback; Star Trek: Day of Honor, written with Dean Wesley Smith; and Alien Influences, a Science Fiction novel that was a finalist for England’s prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award.

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Обложки нет Reunion in Death Traducido

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Walter Pettibone llegó a su casa a las 7:30 p.m. para encontrarse con su familia y un centenar de amigos que le recibieron con el grito de <<¡Sorpresa!>>. Era su fiesta de cumpleaños. Y, aunque no tenía idea de la fiesta que le habían organizado, la verdadera sorpresa estaba por llegar. A las 8:45 p.m., una mujer con ojos del color de las esmeraldas y cabello rojo le entregó una copa de champán. Y un sorbo del burbujeante líquido después… Walter estaba muerto.

El nombre de la mujer es Julia Dockport y nadie en la fiesta sabe quién es. Pero la detective Eve Dallas la recuerda muy bien. Diez años atrás, Eve fue la responsable de la encarcelación de Julie. Y ahora, liberada por buena conducta, sigue teniendo las mismas intenciones de antaño. Parece que quiere encontrarse de nuevo con Eve… en una reunión que ninguna olvidará…

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Обложка книги Revolt on War World Revolt on War World

 Автор: Pournelle Jerry

 Серия: Codominium

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Ritual in Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


When a high-society party is crashed by a naked, knife-wielding, blood-covered man who "thinks" he might have killed someone, Eve Dallas must track down the crime, and the criminals. Everything points to Satanic ritual, but Eve doesn't believe in devil worship…

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Обложка книги River Of Death River Of Death

 Автор: Maclean Alistair

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


The classic tale of adventure and the dark secrets of a lost city in the Brazilian jungle, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.


THE LOST CITY

Hamilton knows the way to the ruins deep in the Brazilian jungle - and the secret they hold.

The millionaire who calls himself Smith seeks the lost city to avenge a wrong from his hidden past.

Their journey down the River of Death is an epic of violence and danger. But the secret that awaits them in the lost city is more dangerous still - as a legacy of theft, treachery and murder stretching back to war-torn Europe comes to a deadly climax beneath the ancient walls.

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Обложки нет Rocannon ' s world

 Автор: LeGuin Ursula K

 Серия: League

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Научная литература

Обложки нет Rocannon's world

 Автор: Le Giun Ursula Kroeber

 Серия: Hainish Cycle

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика


Copyright 1966, by Ace Books, Inc.

Part of this novel appeared in Amazing Stories, Sept. 1964, as a short story, and is copyright, 1964, by Ziff-Davis Publications Inc.

Scanned & proofed by Binwiped 10/12/02 released in #bookz by MollyKate


We once wrote that while only a few women wrote science-fiction they made up in quality what they lacked in numbers. Certainly among the ranks of the most highly esteemed artisans of fantasy fiction will be found the names of Andre Norton, Leigh Brackett, C. L. Moore, Margaret St. Clair, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Rocannon's World introduces the first book by another of that select group, Ursula K. Le Guin.

Mrs. Le Guin lives in Portland, Oregon, and has made her first sales to the magazines. That she has talent will be evident on reading, for the s-f reader will find in this vivid interplanetary fantasy elements reminiscent not only of the soaring imagery of the above-mentioned but hints of the fantasy of the Tolkien or Merritt type. This may seem extravagant praise for a beginner, but we hope that the reader will sense this for himself and wait, hopefully, for her next novel.

D. A. W.

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Обложка книги Rueful Death Rueful Death

 Автор: Albert Susan Wittig

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


During a supposedly relaxing retreat at a Texas convent, herbalist China Bayles and her friend Maggie, an ex-nun, investigate the seemingly accidental death of the Mother Superior and uncover a deadly conflict within the walls of the cloister.

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Обложка книги Ruler of the World Ruler of the World

 Автор: Rutherford Alex

 Серия: Empire of the Moghul

 Жанр: Приключения, Исторические приключения

Обложки нет Salvation in death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Holy communion spells death for Fr. Miguel Flores, a popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem, after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in bestseller Robb's unusually introspective 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after Strangers in Death). The ensuing homicide investigation suggests that Flores could actually be Lino Martinez, a former member of a disbanded gang, the Soldados, suspected of two bombings before he disappeared. The death by cyanide of another religious figure, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, founder of the Church of Eternal Light, complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Sussing out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas 's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Det. Delia Peabody, lend support. Robb offers a multilayered solution to several crimes that serves as yet another reminder that wolves sometimes hide in sheep's (or priest's) clothing, but justice, like faith, has no expiration date.

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Обложки нет Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

 Автор: Patterson James

 Жанр:

Обложка книги Sea of Death Sea of Death

 Автор: Gygax Gary

 Серия: Greyhawk:Gord the Rouge, Gord the Rouge

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Sea of Death Sea of Death

 Автор: Waggoner Tim

 Серия: Eberron:Blade of the Flame, Blade of the Flame

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

 Автор: Chade-Meng Tan,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Seduction In Death

 Автор: Robb J D

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars.

Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed-a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn’t intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again…

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Обложка книги Sentenced to Death Sentenced to Death

 Автор: Barrett Lorna

 Серия: Booktown Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire's mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller long before she gets to the last page. But when her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves.

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Обложка книги Shakespeare: The World as Stage Shakespeare: The World as Stage

 Автор: Bryson Bill

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Культурология


Considering the hundreds of thousands of words that have been written about Shakespeare, relatively little is known about the man himself. In the absence of much documentation about his life, we have the plays and poetry he wrote. In this addition to the Eminent Lives series, bestselling author Bryson (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid) does what he does best: marshaling the usual little facts that others might overlook-for example, that in Shakespeare's day perhaps 40% of women were pregnant when they got married-to paint a portrait of the world in which the Bard lived and prospered. Bryson's curiosity serves him well, as he delves into subjects as diverse as the reliability of the extant images of Shakespeare, a brief history of the theater in England and the continuing debates about whether William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon really wrote Shakespeare's works. Bryson is a pleasant and funny guide to a subject at once overexposed and elusive-as Bryson puts it, he is a kind of literary equivalent of an electron-forever there and not there.

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Обложки нет Shan, Darren - Cirque Du Freak 05 - Trials Of Death

 Автор: DARREN SHAN

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика

Обложка книги Ship Of Death Ship Of Death

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Beware Greeks bearing gifts - especially when it's billionaire Demosthenes Skouratis selling the biggest pleasure cruise ship ever built to the United Nations for their headquarters. CHEAP! Over three times the size of the QE II, this huge vessel has everything from high tech offices and communications equipment to luxury spas, casinos, restaurants and palatial apartments. But the deal doesn't include a dozen dead bodies and a hull full of bombs being rigged to explode the night of the opening gala! And Remo Williams, the Destroyer, plans to crash the party. Tipped off the plot when CURE director Harry Smith is getting beaten up by some tough crew members, Remo and Sinanju master Chiun blast full steam ahead, drowning the sleazy rats and save the UN from a watery grave.

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Обложка книги Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror

 Автор: Coughlin Jack, Bruning John R

 Жанр:


From the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shooter, comes a riveting narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa.


Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin (Shooter) and John Bruning pull back the curtain of secrecy to take an insider's look at the dark and misunderstood world of America's sniper force. Long considered the redheaded stepchildren of the infantry, snipers have been loathed by their fellow warriors, called "ten cent killers" by our media, and portrayed as unbalanced psychopaths by Hollywood. Coughlin and Bruning explore the lives and careers of some of America's most effective snipers during key missions, moments and campaigns in the War on Terror.

Part page-turning thriller, part deeply human drama, Shock Factor takes you from the streets of the modern day "Stalingrad" of Ramadi to the skyscrapers of Baghdad as America's one-shot warriors fight desperate battles against all odds, find themselves at the heart of tense international incidents, stalk key enemy leaders, and discover horrific human rights abuses perpetrated by our own allies. Based on extensive interviews with snipers currently on active duty, Shock Factor's gripping accounts of harrowing combat, buried truths and secrets revealed could only be told by snipers to a trusted member of their own elite and cloistered brotherhood.

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Обложка книги Shoplifting From American Apparel Shoplifting From American Apparel

 Автор: Lin Tao

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Set mostly in Manhattan — although also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Florida — this autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young writer with a cultish following, has been described by the author as “A shoplifting book about vague relationships,” “2 parts shoplifting arrest, 5 parts vague relationship issues,” and “An ultimately life-affirming book about how the unidirectional nature of time renders everything beautiful and sad.”

From VIP rooms in hip New York City clubs to central booking in Chinatown, from New York University’s Bobst Library to a bus in someone’s backyard in a college-town in Florida, from Bret Easton Ellis to Lorrie Moore, and from Moby to Ghost Mice, it explores class, culture, and the arts in all their American forms through the funny, journalistic, and existentially-minded narrative of someone trying to both “not be a bad person” and “find some kind of happiness or something,” while he