By Christianna Brand
By Christianna Brand
By Joan Lowery Nixon
Rosie can’t think her reliable success. Her grandmother, Glory, wishes a last-minute roommate for a cruise to the Caribbean. yet Glory doesn’t actually need a companion–she’s longing for Rosie to satisfy her friend’s grandson, Neil, a brainy man choked with proof approximately baseball. as soon as Rosie is aboard the send, although, another individual catches her eye–a boy her personal age, who introduces himself as Ricky Diago. yet after the send sails, Rosie in basic terms sees Ricky’s uncle, Mr. Diago. What’s even stranger is that Neil may possibly swear that Mr. Diago is admittedly a recognized Cuban baseball participant for the Cincinnati Reds. Then after a day’s day trip, Rosie is approached through one other boy who claims he’s Ricky Diago. She’s sure he’s now not the individual she met sooner than. all of sudden Rosie unearths herself stuck in a high-stakes event of overseas intrigue with life-or-death results. who's the true Ricky Diago? and the way a ways is Rosie keen to visit support him?
By Toby Neal
Hawaii is palm bushes, black sand and blue water—but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a gloomy part to paradise.
Lei has conquer a scarred previous to make a lifestyles for herself as a cop within the sleepy massive Island city of Hilo. On a regimen patrol she unearths murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d lately busted. With its echoes of her personal earlier, the murdered girl’s harsh existence and tragic dying impact Lei deeply. She turns into obsessed—even because the killer is interested in Lei's depth, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying along with her sanity. Despite her obsession with the case and worry that she's being stalked, Lei unearths herself falling in love for the 1st time.
Steaming volcanoes, black sand seashores and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for answers—and the stalker is nearer than she will think, as threads of the previous tangle in her destiny.
Lei is decided to discover the killer—but he is aware the place to discover her first.
Fast-paced crime secret with a slightly of romance, readers name Blood Orchids "un-putdownable!"
"Sometimes in crime fiction you stumble throughout a personality who lives on past the book's finish by way of advantage in their mental complexity, and the richness with which the writer has drawn them. Will Graham, Jack Reacher, Alex move, and now they've got a invaluable woman counterpart in Lei Teixera. Blood Orchids is that rarity between debut novels, in that it satisfies on each point. a strong new expertise is at the scene, whole-heartedly recommended."-Drew go, former police officer and writer of BiteMarks
By Douglas Preston
In Douglas Preston's Impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a mystery day trip to Cambodia... to find the resource of surprisingly attractive gem stones that don't seem to be of this world.
A impressive meteor lighting fixtures up the Maine coast... and younger ladies borrow a ship and set out for a far off island to discover the impression crater.
A scientist on the nationwide Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable resource of gamma rays within the outer sun method. he's came across decapitated, the knowledge missing.
High answer NASA photos show an unnatural function hidden within the depths of a crater on Mars... and it sounds as if to were activated.
Sixty hours and counting.
By R. L. Stine
Confident that there's anything creepy approximately his new piano instructor, Jerry quickly hears terrifying tales approximately Dr. Shreek's song institution and scholars who by no means accomplished their lesson alive.
By Kim Stanley Robinson
The bestselling writer of the vintage Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of state of the art technological know-how, foreign politics, and the real-life ramifications of worldwide warming as they're performed out in our nation’s capital—and within the day-by-day lives of these on the middle of the motion. Hauntingly real looking, here's a novel of the close to destiny that's encouraged via clinical proof already making headlines.
When the Arctic ice pack used to be first measured within the Nineteen Fifties, it averaged thirty toes thick in midwinter. by means of the tip of the century it was once right down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. the following 12 months the breakup all started in July. The 3rd yr it all started in might. That was once final year.
It’s an more and more steamy summer time within the nation’s capital as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler cares for his younger son and offers with the complex politics of worldwide warming. Charlie needs to give you the option to get a skeptical management to behave sooner than it’s too late—and his progeny locate themselves residing in Swamp international. however the political weather poses virtually as nice a problem because the environmental obstacle by way of placing the general public solid sooner than deepest achieve.
While Charlie struggles to play politics, his spouse, Anna, takes a extra rational method of the looming quandary in her paintings on the nationwide technological know-how origin. There a suggestion has are available in for a innovative procedure which can clear up the matter of world warming—if it may be famous in time. but if a race to manage the budding know-how starts off, the stakes in simple terms get greater. As those daily heroes struggle to align the outstanding forces of nature with the intense march of recent technological know-how, they're unaware that destiny is ready to place an strange twist on their work—one that may position them on the middle of an unavoidable typhoon.
With kind, wit, and infrequent perception into our previous, current, and attainable destiny, this appealing novel propels us right into a global at the verge of remarkable change—in a time rather like our personal. this is Kim Stanley Robinson at his visionary most sensible, providing a gripping cautionary story of progress—and its price—as in basic terms he can inform it.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Fern Michaels
The Sisterhood are not Broken
It's been a yr and a part because the girls of the Sisterhood bought their presidential pardons, however the freedom they craved has come at a excessive rate. The impossibly profitable positions passed out to them by way of the mysterious worldwide Securities corporation have became out to be golden handcuffs--scattering them worldwide, removing verbal exchange, and leaving them in depressing isolation.
But a contented homecoming on the outdated Virginia farmhouse is marred by way of the hijacking of Nikki and Kathryn's inner most jet. it kind of feels their few fellow passengers usually are not traditional travelers--they're an elite workforce of Interpol brokers who urgently desire the Sisterhood's aid. Now the women face a stark selection: resume their vigilante prestige for one in all their so much unsafe assignments but, or try and outwit a gaggle of robust adversaries prepared to take advantage of really determined measures. This time, every little thing is within the balance--their lives, their friendship, and the liberty they fought so challenging to gain. . .
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . .
"Revenge is a dish top served with fabric napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback
"Delectable. . .deliver[s] revenge that is creatively quick and candy, Michaels-style."--Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
By Don Bartlett
One evening, after the year's first snow fall, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mom has disappeared. just one hint of her continues to be: a crimson shawl, his Christmas reward to her, now worn through the snowman that inexplicably seemed of their backyard past that day.
Inspector Harry gap suspects a hyperlink among the lacking lady and a suspicious letter he’s got. The case deepens while a development emerges: over the last decade, 11 girls have vanished—all at the day of the 1st snow. yet it is a killer who makes his personal ideas . . . and he’ll holiday his trend simply to maintain the sport attention-grabbing, as he attracts Harry ever nearer into his twisted net.
By Philip Kerr
A terrifyingly prescient cult vintage by way of the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy
LONDON, 2013. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions-even with the common executive use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the "punitive coma." attractive, whip-smart, and pushed by means of demons of her personal, Detective Isadora "Jake" Jacowicz needs to cease a assassin, code-named "Wittgenstein," who has taken it upon himself to get rid of any guy who has proven positive for an inclination in the direction of violent behavior-even if his sufferer hasn't ever dedicated a criminal offense.
Philip Kerr is profitable extra acclaim than ever for his liked Bernie Gunther sequence and-with Kerr's greater profile-A Philosophical research is poised to catch an all-new readership with its riveting story of a killer whose highbrow brilliance is matched in basic terms via his homicidal insanity.
By E. W. Hornung
Arthur Raffles is a in demand member of London society, and a countrywide wearing hero. As a cricketer he frequently represents England in attempt fits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to devote a couple of burglaries, essentially stealing worthwhile jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted through his buddy, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are consistently below the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's continually thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This full-length novel that includes Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been specifically formatted for today's e-readers via Andrews united kingdom.