The Absolution is the third installment in Queen of Icelandic crime fiction Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows a terrified young woman begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number “2”. Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim, but who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, more clips are sent to social media, and the body with a “3” is found. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. The killer is not done yet. And is there an undiscovered body carrying the number “1” out there?
p>*A Best Book of 2014 —Flavorwire, Entropy Magazine, Book Riot "The novel is an attempt to write about film through fiction, engaging both art forms at once with the analytic mind of the academic and the imagination of the storyteller. In the process, Rombes found the freedom of fiction pushing him towards a new type of writing. For the reader, there is little we can know for sure, but this is what makes the book so exciting." —Irish Times Synopsis In the mid-'90s a rare-film librarian at a state university in Pennsylvania mysteriously burned his entire stockpile of film canisters and disappeared. Roberto Acestes Laing was highly regarded by acclaimed directors around the globe for his keen eye, appreciation for eccentricity, and creativity in interpretation. Unsure at first whether Laing is a pseudonym or some sort of Hollywood boogeyman, a journalist manages to track the forgotten man down to a motel on the fringe of the Wisconsin wilds. Laing agrees to speak with the journalist, but only through the lens of the cinema. What ensues is an atmospheric, cryptic extrapolation of movies and how they intertwine with life, and the forgotten films that curse the lost librarian still.
Former detective Bannon galaway finally accepted there was nothing left to live for. With his great grandfathers old 45 pointed up to the roof of his mouth; one call will set him on a path to meet a mysterious girl named Frankie. What follows is their story and the tangled web of corruption that brought them together. Set in future New York after man has destroyed his climate, automatons are seen all around and nobody can live without their Navi cards. Frankie and Bannon learn the truth and just how much it will cost them.
The Absolution of Zero is a fiction novel told from a first person narrative. It involves Angiel Royal, a psychologically troubled woman who seems to have inexplicably "lost" blocks of time in her life. Throughout her existence she is at times both sinner and victim, but also the primary cause of her suffering, usually due to her self-possessed ambition and greed. To discover the reason for her actions as well as the lost life episodes, she is referred by medical mandate to Dr. Karen Oppenheim, a psychologist. Through their intense dialogue, Angiel unearths some eye-popping and scandalous aspects of her persona. Most of her revelations depict Angiel as an extremely ruthless and manipulative seducer of women and men, doing or saying whatever it takes to gain her objective. The objective generally vacillates between money to sex. However, there is "something" happening to Angiel which makes her feel at times as a spectator to things that she cannot either control or comprehend. As the story unfolds, Angiel searches for personal forgiveness and vindication. However, she and others who have wronged her, find themselves beset with misfortune. There has been nothing but tragedy and punishment doled out to them by some force; be it by man or just the karmic action of the Universe. The term "Absolution" means forgiveness by God, yet Angiel as well as those who oppose her are finding a difficult if not impossible road to redemption.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today . . ." Erin Brodie is engaged to record label owner, Alexander Devlin and they are to be married in one week's time. They have to get through seven days of wedding preparation and then their happily ever after is sealed. However, Stacey Chambers has been given a day pass for the nuptials. Jude North is contemplating defecting from Red&Black's to Quinn's record label. Then there's Quinn, who manages to smash apart Erin's legacy in one day. Everyone returns to gather for the wedding. Tom and Mickey come back to protect the happy couple. Tara, Seb and Louise are determined to get them down the aisle. It's time Catherine Brodie became Mrs Devlin, will she make it?
Think you've seen Victor von Doom versus Reed Richards battle before? Well, you've never seen anything like this! The Reed Richards from a dead reality calls himself "The Maker" -and his ultimate plans for this world are far more insane than anything Doctor Doom has ever attempted! Now Doom, as the Infamous Iron Man, is the only one who can stop the mad Maker. Victor is the hero? Reed is the villain? It is a world gone mad! COLLECTING: INFAMOUS IRON MAN 7-12