Browse Results

Help

Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - A customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - A digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.
  • EPUB - A standard e-book format that can be read on many tools, such as iBooks, Readium or others.
  • Word - Accessible Word output, which can be unzipped and opened in any tool that allows .docx files
Showing 1 through 25 of 3,339 results

10-Lb Penalty (Francis Thriller #36)

by Dick Francis

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Juliard's ambitions of becoming a steeplechase jockey are dashed when he's falsely accused of taking drugs. For his estranged father, however, this is an opportunity. A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Senior needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly. Now young Benedict has to grow up fast, not only to find out who is trying to harm his father's chances of election but also to keep him alive long enough to stay in the race... Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express 'A super chiller and killer' New York Times Book ReviewDick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

10th Anniversary: (Women's Murder Club 10) (Women's Murder Club #10)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 10th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A HONEYMOON INTERRUPTED Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally tied the knot – but there’s no time to celebrate her big day. A teenage girl has been attacked and left for dead – and the attacker has taken her newborn baby. A DEEPENING MYSTERY As Lindsay investigates, she discovers that there’s no trace of the criminals behind the assault. Now, she has to face the possibility that the victim is keeping dark secrets from the police. A BATTLE BETWEEN FRIENDSAt the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano – a member of the Women’s Murder Club – is prosecuting the case of her life: a woman accused of murdering her husband in front of their young children. But when Lindsay finds evidences that could destroy Yuki’s case – and career – she’s forced to make a terrible choice.YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL…

113 Minutes: BookShots (Bookshots Ser.)

by James Patterson

James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.I know who killed my son.Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered… and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love.

11th Hour: (Women's Murder Club 11) (Women's Murder Club #11)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 11th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING When a weapon stolen from her department’s evidence locker is used in a series of vigilante murders, Detective Lindsay Boxer must confront the unthinkable. Investigating her closest colleagues, she’s forced to question which of her friends she can trust… A GRISLY SCENE Another horrifying murder scene is also on Lindsay’s to-do list. Two severed heads have been left on display in the garden of a famous actor, and when a third is unearthed, Lindsay is left wondering how many heads are buried there – and how many more the killer plans on taking. A PERFECT STORMAmid all this, Lindsay struggles with her pregnancy and a vindictive reporter dragging her personal life into the public eye. As she works the cases, she knows she and her unborn baby are heading into dangerous territory… NO-ONE LEFT TO TRUST…

12-21

by Dustin Thomason

From Dustin Thomason, co-author of bestselling phenomenon The Rule of Four, 12-21 is an edge-of-your-seat novel charting a heroic race to save the world. And as the fateful date approaches, 12-21 is the novel all readers will be talking about.An ancient prophecy foretells that the world will end on 21 December 2012 . . . In Central America, a treasure hunter discovers a Maya relic - a mysterious and ornate codex - but when he smuggles it into the US, he brings with him an old and deadly secret . . . Early in December 2012, the codex comes to Chel Manu, a Maya world authority. She is torn between the chance to translate the codex herself and her duty to alert the authorities. Meanwhile, in an LA hospital, an unknown man is dying of a rare, contagious disease. When Dr Gabriel Stanton is called in, he realises that this is no ordinary infection - and it will spread uncontrollably. Stanton and Chel must race to decipher the codex's secrets and prevent the prophesied apocalypse . . .12-21 is a thrilling debut, marking the arrival of Dustin Thomason as a major solo talent.Praise for Dustin Thomason:'One part The Da Vinci Code, one part The Name of Rose . . . A blazingly good yarn' San Francisco Chronicle'Weaves together the past and present seamlessly, I enjoyed it tremendously' ObserverDustin Thomason graduated from Harvard College and received his MD from Columbia University. He is the co-author of the international bestseller The Rule of Four and has written and produced several television series, including Lie to Me. He lives in Venice Beach, California.

12th of Never: (Women's Murder Club 12) (Women's Murder Club #12)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 12th novel in the Women’s Murder Club seriesA LETHAL PREDICTIONDetective Lindsay Boxer is stunned when an eccentric professor walks into her homicide department to report a murder. The catch is that the murder hasn’t happened yet – but when it does, the professor’s prophecy is correct in every detail…A KILLER’S RESURRECTIONMeanwhile, a serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to reveal where the bodies are buried – but Lindsay suspects he has a much more sinister scheme in mind.A DETECTIVE’S NIGHTMAREAs Lindsay investigates, she’s pushed to breaking point – and she finds herself faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life…CAN SHE SAVE HER FUTURE?

The 12th Victim (Karin Schaeffer #3)

by Katia Lief

The police call him... the working girl killer. But no woman is safe...The 11th victim is found only a short distance from Karin Shaeffer’s house. At the crime-scene she discovers a local prostitute stabbed to death, the knife left embedded between her breasts.It is the signature of the ‘Working Girl Killer’ – a serial killer who has terrorised New York City for the last three years. The police are clueless but when Karin’s best friend becomes the lead investigator, she finds herself drawn into the investigation as a consulting detective.But next time the killer is going to strike all too close to home...

14th Deadly Sin: (Women’s Murder Club 14) (Women's Murder Club #14)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 14th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A MASKED MASSACRE Detective Lindsay Boxer is investigating a terrifying video of a murder, one committed by masked figures – wearing cop uniforms. Overnight, the entire San Francisco police department become suspects. A MURDER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT On the other side of the city, dozens of witnesses see a woman viciously stabbed to death in the streets – but there are no clues, and no apparent motive. All Lindsay has to go on is one significant date… A CITY ON THE EDGEAs public hysteria and anti-police sentiment take over the city, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club might be the only thing standing between San Francisco and a lethal city-wide crime wave…TO PROTECT AND SERVE?

15th Affair: (Women’s Murder Club 15) (Women's Murder Club #15)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 15th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A FOUR-STAR MASSACRE Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case of a professional multiple murder in a luxury hotel – a man who checked in under a false name, two men in a room full of surveillance equipment, and a maid who saw too much are all dead. A CASE CLOSE TO HER HEART Her investigation takes her down unexpected paths – and when her husband Joe abruptly goes missing, Lindsay begins to fear that the elusive suspect might be the man she married. AN EXPLOSIVE CASEAs Lindsay faces the worst case scenario, things get worse when an explosive tragedy rocks San Francisco to its core. Following new leads, Lindsay once again finds them pointing to her own front door – and starts to wonder if this case could be the end not just of her marriage and career, but her life…THE EVIDENCE DOESN’T LIE…

16th Seduction: (Women’s Murder Club 16) (Women's Murder Club #16)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 16th novel in the Women’s Murder Club seriesA LIFE FALLING APARTFifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer had the perfect life with her beautiful baby daughter and her loving husband Joe. That was before she discovered everything she knew about Joe was a lie – and his betrayal cuts deep.A SILENT KILLING SPREEAs Lindsay grapples with her personal life, a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes across San Francisco, killing seemingly unrelated victims. Is it just chance – or is something more sinister at work?AN EXPLOSIVE TRIALAt the same time, a maniac bomber captured by the combined efforts of Joe and Lindsay is on trial – and his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation. Before long, Lindsay faces the prospect of her being the one on trial…THE TABLES ARE TURNING…

17th Suspect: (Women’s Murder Club 17) (Women's Murder Club #17)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 17th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A KILLER WITH A PLAN Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case of a series of shootings of the homeless in San Francisco, where the killer is methodical yet unpredictable. An encounter with a confidential informer leads her to disturbing conclusions – something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself. A DETECTIVE IN TOO DEEP The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and Lindsay’s friends in the Women’s Murder Club are concerned that she’s taking the crimes too much to heart. A PATH TO DANGERBut with lives on the line, Lindsay can’t stop herself from following the case into ever more terrifying terrain – even though the killer could cost her everything…HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?

1Q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set (1Q84 #3)

by Haruki Murakami

Book Two of 1Q84 ended with Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips. She knows she is being hunted, and that she has put herself in terrible danger in order to save the man she loves. But things are moving forward, and Aomame does not yet know that she and Tengo are more closely bound than ever.Tengo is searching for Aomame, and he must find her before this world's rules loosen up too much. He must find her before someone else does.** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'

2012: The Crystal Skull

by Manda Scott

The ancient Mayans predicted the End of Days with uncanny precision: 21 December 2012.But they also provided the key to staving off apocalypse: a flawless sapphire of incomparable beauty carved into the perfect likeness of a human skull.For more than four centuries, the skull and its legacy of dark intrigue and murder have been hidden, protected by a code few can break.Now it's about to be found.

206 Bones: (Temperance Brennan 12) (Temperance Brennan #12)

by Kathy Reichs

The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.When Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress, a routine case swiftly turns sinister. But before Tempe can get to the one man with the information she needs, he turns up dead.In Montreal, three elderly women are found murdered, their bodies brutally discarded. Even though the clues don’t add up, Tempe is certain of a link between their deaths and that of the heiress.Has Tempe made grave errors, or is she being sabotaged by an unseen enemy? What is frighteningly clear is that more than just Tempe's career is at stake. Her life is also at risk.

3 of a Kind (Knightley and Son #3)

by Rohan Gavin

Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper.Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot!Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, the Combination – and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice? Perfect for fans of Sherlock, this thrilling crime adventure will keep you on the edge of your seats. www.knightleyandson.com

61 Hours: (Jack Reacher 14) (Jack Reacher #14)

by Lee Child

GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFEHOUR SIXTY-ONE Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat. HOUR THIRTY-ONEA small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she's going to live to testify, she'll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there's a killercoming for her.HOUR ZEROHas Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.NOW READ THE SEQUEL: Worth Dying For (Reacher #15)

The 7th Function of Language: A Novel

by Sam Taylor Laurent Binet

'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you’ll read this year' - ObserverRoland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It’s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language – an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything. Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a chase that takes them from the corridors of power to backstreet saunas and midnight meetings. What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society.

7th Heaven: (Women's Murder Club 7) (Women's Murder Club #7)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 7th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A STRING OF DEADLY FIRES Detective Lindsay Boxer is being pushed to her limit by the spate of lethal arson attacks on San Francisco’s wealthiest citizens, and the fires are closing in… A MISSING TEENAGER The governor’s popular son, known as ‘The Boy With the Broken Heart’ due to his childhood heart defect, has gone missing – and on top of the arson case, Lindsay is under immense political pressure to find him… A DANGEROUS COLLISION COURSEAs the Women’s Murder Club – Lindsay, tough-as-nails attorney Yuki, compassionate medical examiner Claire, and intrepid crime reporter Cindy – fights to solve the two cases, Lindsay’s partnership with Detective Rich Conklin suffers under the strain, and Lindsay finds herself caught between all sides.SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE…

The 7th Victim (Texas Rangers #1)

by Mary Burton

Mary Burton's latest work The 7th Victim will keep fans of dark psychological suspense up all night. The one who got away - is the only one he wants.It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death. . . Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin.The New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ringer and I'm Watching You Mary Burton returns with The Seventh Victim. For everyone who loves the works of Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs and Karen Rose, The 7th Victim by Mary Burton will fulfil all your darkest thriller dreams!Prais for The Seventh Victim:'A twisted tale . . . I couldn't put it down' Lisa Jackson'Will have readers sleeping with the lights on' Publishers Weekly (starred review)Mary Burton is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of I'm Watching You, Dead Ringer, Dying Scream, Senseless, Merciless and Before She Dies - all set in Virginia, USA, where Mary lives with her family.

8th Confession: (Women's Murder Club 8) (Women's Murder Club #8)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 8th novel in the Women’s Murder Club seriesA MASSACRE OF ELITESA rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon and a millionaire heiress are murdered in quick succession – and Detective Lindsay Boxer is charged with solving the case. The only problem is that there’s virtually no evidence to go on – it’s almost the perfect crime.A FORGOTTEN MURDERA local hero, ‘Bagman Jesus’, has been slain too – but San Francisco is too distracted by the high-profile murders. Only intrepid reporter Cindy Thomas, member of the Women’s Murder Club, is on the case, and she soon uncovers hints of dark secrets in the life of this beloved street icon…A TICKING CLOCKWith the help of tough-as-nails attorney Yuki and compassionate medical examiner Claire, Lindsay and Cindy race to solve the case before the killer strikes again – but tensions are running high, and the strain threatens to tear the Women’s Murder Club apart for good.TIME’S UP…

9th Judgement: (Women's Murder Club 9) (Women's Murder Club #9)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 9th novel in the Women’s Murder Club seriesA PSYCHOPATH PREYING ON THE WEAKA young mother and her child are ruthlessly gunned down in a shopping centre car park. Detective Lindsay Boxer has only one shred of evidence: three mysterious letters scrawled on the windscreen in blood-red lipstick.A CAT WITH CLAWSThe same night, the wife of a Hollywood star walks in on a notorious cat burglar, known as “Hello Kitty”, in the middle of a multi-million-dollar jewel theft. Seconds later, the safe is empty, and the woman is dead – but there’s more to this cat than meets the eye.A CITY ON THE BRINKAs San Francisco descends into hysteria, Lindsay and the Women’s Murder Club – combative attorney Yuki, medical examiner Claire and crime reporter Cindy – try to piece together the case, but one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line…BUT IS IT ENOUGH?

A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E.

by Malorie Blackman

It's just your average Friday night. Then the police show up. Your mum's been caught on CCTV, breaking into a giant chemical company. They say she's working undercover for A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, a group against animal testing - but how is that possible? She's not a spy - is she? Now she's on the run - and only you can uncover the truth. And you've got to crack a code to do it.A gripping story from the bestselling author of Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman.

Aaron Trow

by Anthony Trollope

Aaron Trow, because of his murder of a man during a strike in England, is shipped off to a prison in Bermuda. He escapes and breaks into the house of a pastor and his daughter on a night when the daughter is alone. <P> <P> He demands food, drink and money. She gives him the first two but protests she hasn't a penny to give him. He gets physical and they have a knock-down, drag-out brawl until the girl's fiance comes to the rescue. Trow escapes and a posse is sent out after him, a chase that ends in a cliff cave over the crashing sea. By the time it is all over, everyone who has been a part of this drama has been changed for the rest of their lives.

Abomination (The Originals)

by Robert Swindells

A powerful, disturbing thriller reissued in The Originals series of classic teenage fiction. Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths

Abomination (Originals Ser.)

by Robert Swindells

Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?

Refine Search

Showing 1 through 25 of 3,339 results