Over a hundred years have passed since a group of violent killers went on the rampage, murdering innocent victims for fun. But even back then, sorcerer Nate Garrett, aka Hellequin, knew there was more to it than simple savage pleasure--souls were being stolen. Nate's discovery of the souls' use, and of those supporting the group's plan, made him question everything he believed. Now the group Nate thought long dead is back. Violent, angry, and hell-bent on revenge, they have Hellequin firmly in their sights. And if he won't come willingly, they'll take those closest to him first. The battle begins again.
Twas Brillig in an adult fantasy spin-off of Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. After a knock on her head from a school fight, Ceila Bidle finds she can pull the original Alice Liddlefor whom the story was first written stories for herthrough her bedroom mirror. Neither girl is happy with her own period of time. Ceila becomes involved with a debate team meeting for the National Youth Challenge to revise the constitution of the United States. Also Ceila and Alice are tutors at the wild palace of a magical red witch named Emma. The girls decide to introduce democracy to Wonderland as they practice against both Victorian mores and class warfare in the United States. The heads are gonna roll.
Richard Dowden has written, after thrity-five years on the continent, a memoiristic history of its peoples' experiences in the wake of the European withdrawal and the superpowers' arrival. He has been present at each of the continent's major crises and writes illuminatingly about them, but he is as passionate about the warmth, wisdom and joy he has encountered in peacetime, and the diversity of habits, attitudes and purposes to which he has been Britain's best witness. His book is a benchmark publication on this most misunderstood and mishandled of continents.
"Until Queen Victoria instituted the Postal Reform Act of 1839, mail was a luxury affordable only by the rich. Golden demonstrates how cheap postage--which was quickly adopted in other countries--led to a postal "network" that can be viewed as a forerunner of computer-mediated communications. Indeed, the revolution in letter writing of the nineteenth century led to blackmail, frauds, unsolicited mass mailings, and junk mail--problems that remain with us today."--From publisher description.
Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling material. In this volume, some of the best living Southern writers are offering up a feast of their dreams, wonderful and awful in equal measure, for you to enjoy. These dream stories and poems will tell you what you have always known, but what you are too afraid to say out loud in the full light of day: that we are a race of chimeras, beings made up of the incompatible parts of innumerable mutually antagonistic creatures. Our pieces do not fit together. We are, when we re willing to tell the truth about ourselves, surreal at our hearts. Welcome to the Surreal South.
A journey in search of the Holocaust's present-day meaning in today's Australian political culture. This is Higgins' travel diary, with all its disturbing reflections on his own country's moral condition at the turn of the 21st century.
The past comes back to haunt a Savannah heiress—and to kill her—in this mystery from the New York Times–bestselling author of Kiss Her Goodbye. For Charlotte Remington Maitland, the past five years have been a haze of pain and loss. Now, with her new husband and teenaged daughter, she’s found a second chance at happiness—until she returns to the rambling Remington estate for the reading of her grandfather’s will. Back in the shadow of a notorious family tragedy, Charlotte has become sole beneficiary of the Remington fortune. Now she will get everything that’s coming to her. A killer is making sure of it—no matter who has to die. Trapped in a house of lies, searching for answers to deadly questions, Charlotte has never been more afraid. Somebody knows her family’s deepest secrets. Someone who will take Charlotte to the edge of sanity and the dark heart of her greatest fear in order to make her . . . the final victim. “If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll love Wendi Corsi Staub.” —Lisa Jackson
Kody Keplinger both returns to the halls of Hamilton High and explores new territory in her collection of two e-book exclusive novellas. In these short stories, the author revisits a familiar cast of characters from THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Explore the uniquely teen world of high school drama, secrets, and romantic entanglements from completely fresh perspectives that will intrigue fans of Kody Keplinger and new readers alike.
Poultney Bigelow,James Henry Worman,Ben James Worman,Caspar Whitney,Albert Britt
In Periwinkle Lies, a young executive on assignment at an exclusive resort is drawn into a lethal game of deception when he helps a beautiful and mysterious woman who claims to be in search of her past. Periwinkle Lies is a tale of secrets, lies, murder and intrigue as Jim Kirkwood, a self-indulgent, self-confident executive is unwittingly drawn into a search for truth. Influenced by his infatuation for a beautiful young woman a psychotic forgotten silent film star, Jim pieces together a story of misery, money and unsolved murders. An act of cold-blooded murder marks the beginning of the finale of a diabolical conspiracy, a clandestine plot that could be derailed by a thirty-one year old letter. Jim stays one step ahead of the conspiracy until time runs out, placing all parties at deaths door.