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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.

12 Edmondstone Street (Collected Editions Ser.)

by David Malouf

Each house, like each place, has its own topography, its own lore. A complex history comes down to us, through household jokes and anecdotes, odd family habits, and irrational superstitions, that forever shapes what we see and the way in which we see it.Beginning with his childhood home, David Malouf moves on to show other landmarks in his life, and the way places and things create our private worlds. Written with humour and uncompromising intelligence, 12 Edmondstone Street is an unforgettable portrait of one man's life.

The 120 Days of Sodom

by Thomas Wynn Marquis De Sade Will McMorran

WINNER OF THE 2017 SCOTT MONCRIEFF PRIZE A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel.This disturbing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.

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...

13 (Modern Plays)

by Mike Bartlett

Work out what you want and go for it with all your conviction and don't care if you seem outrageous or stupid... All that's needed, in the end, is belief. An identical, terrifying dream haunts Londoners in the midst of economic gloom and ineffective protest. Whilst the prime minister considers a preventive war, a young man returns home with a vision for the future.Coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality in this epic new play from the writer of Earthquakes in London. Set in a dark and magical landscape, it depicts a London both familiar and strange, a London staring into the void. In a year which has seen governments fall as the people take to the streets, 13 explores the meaning of personal responsibility, the hold that the past has over the future and the nature of belief itself.

The 13.5 Lives Of Captain Bluebear

by Walter Moers

A delightfully illustrated cult novel, literary satire and epic adventure.'Within the first 15 pages I was carried away by the sheer craziness of it all. Some Minipirates find a baby bear with blue fur inside a walnut shell floating on the ocean towards a giant whirlpool. They rescue him and teach him about knots and waves, and that a good white lie is often considerably more exciting than the truth. Then, when he outgrows their ship to such an extent that he is in danger of sinking it, they abandon him on an island with a bottle of seaweed juice and a loaf of seaweed bread. Thus Bluebear comes to the end of his first life and embarks on his second. By the end of the book, he has expended exactly half of his 27 lives. Again and again, Moers confounds our expectations as the narrative twists and turns, travels backwards and forwards in time. Part science fiction, part fairy tale, part myth, part epic, the book is a satire on all these genres and so constantly satirises itself. Very amusing' - Daily Telegraph

The 13th Sacrifice

by Debbie Viguie

THE PAST CAN KILL Samantha Ryan is plagued by nightmares. Horrific memories lay in wait; of dark magic and crippling fear, of strange creatures and blood soaked walls. Because Samantha grew up in a witches’ coven, enslaved by power and greed.But now Samantha must go undercover to confront the horror of her terrible past, and protect her hometown against a newly awakened heart of evil.

1492

by Mary Johnston

In the 15th century, a fabulous journey awaited those who could unlock the secrets of the Earth's geography. Beautifully written and emotionally compelling, 1492: Admiral of the Ocean-Sea tells of the famous adventures of Columbus and his men, who sailed into the almost mythical seas beyond the horizon in search of the "New World," in the hopes of attaining vast wealth and power. <P> <P> This brilliant book, by best-selling author Mary Johnston, traces the long route taken by explorers hoping to locate Asia. Based on their limited means and understanding of navigation, they struggle to find their position, while at the same time encountering many natural wonders and exotic peoples. Tensions build as they appear to become increasingly lost. Columbus and his crew begin to lose hope, until they finally receive the vindication of their bold vision. 1492: Admiral of the Ocean-Sea pays special attention to the conditions of the late 15th century period. It describes the competition between classes and ethnic groups in Spain, as well as the clashes that occurred when people from two very different cultures, native American and European, interact. These issues are not merely abstract, since we see them vividly through the eyes of a disenfranchised individual: a Christian sailor of Jewish background, who has been compelled to lead a secretive and solitary existence. The incidents of his life are brought to us in a handsome, elegant language, uncommon in the books of our day.

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?

The 14th Tale (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by Inua Ellams

'The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin and finally to London.

150 Years of Solitude: Bolivia's Dreams of the Sea

by Laurence Blair

Why does a landlocked nation need a navy? Over the centuries, Bolivia has lost territory to Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Paraguay, but its greatest loss was access to the ocean. It lost its only coastline to Chile 150 years ago, but the wound is still fresh. Without a single glorious military victory in their past to provide a cohesive, foundational myth, Bolivia is only able to teach its children failures and defeats.But as Laurence Blair reveals, recent events mean that hope is on the horizon – Bolivia’s navy may soon sail again. Through first-hand reportage, 150 Years of Solitude examines a country’s history of failure and the idea of nation; its deep sense of injustice and isolation; and its dreams of reclaiming a future that hangs in the balance.

The 158-Pound Marriage (Black Swan Ser.)

by John Irving

On a New England campus, Viennese housewife Utchka and her aspiring writer husband live a rather placid life with their two children.Until, that is, they meet Severin Winter, Professor of German and wrestling coach, and his delicate wife Edith at a faculty party. Utchka and Severin are rather taken with one another, and, conveniently, their spouses appear to be similarly smitten.A bizarre ménage a quatre is the result of these convoluted desires, and what starts out as a bit of fun is soon subject to the darker machinations of obsession,..

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…

1601: Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors

by Mark Twain

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. <P> Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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…

17 (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by Dameon Garnett

Let’s celebrate, right now, shall we? The cake’s ruined, but we’ve got the ashes. 17 candles on the ashes of my fucking life...' At seventeen years old, Scott is facing a future that is as uncertain as his past. The death of his adopted mother throws his life into chaos, and now he finds himself having to fit in with a new aspirational family, and the birth-mother he never knew. Class differences soon reach fever pitch, and guilt has the winning hand. Whoever thought change would be this difficult, and what is Scott hiding under the bed?

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?

The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction (The Decades Series)

by Nick Hubble Alice Ferrebe Nick Bentley

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1950s shape modern British fiction? As Britain emerged from the shadow of war into the new decade of the 1950s, the seeds of profound social change were being sown. Exploring the full range of fiction in the 1950s, this volume surveys the ways in which these changes were reflected in British culture. Chapters cover the rise of the 'Angry Young Men', an emerging youth culture and vivid new voices from immigrant and feminist writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, the book covers such writers as Margery Allingham, Kingsley Amis, E. R. Braithwaite, Rodney Garland, Martyn Goff, Attia Hosain, George Lamming, Marghanita Laski, Doris Lessing, Colin MacInnes, Naomi Mitchison, V. S. Naipaul, Barbara Pym, Mary Renault, Sam Selvon, Alan Sillitoe, John Sommerfield, Muriel Spark, J. R. R. Tolkien, Angus Wilson and John Wyndham.

The 1960s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction (The Decades Series)

by Melanie Seddon James Riley Philip Tew

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during and leading up to the 1960s shape modern British fiction? The 1960s were the “swinging decade”: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new social attitudes and profound political differences between the generations. This volume explores the ways in which these apparently seismic changes were reflected in British fiction of the decade. Chapters cover feminist writing that fused the personal and the political, gay, lesbian and immigrant voices and the work of visionary experimental and science fiction writers.A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, this volume covers such writers as J.G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, John Fowles, Christopher Isherwood, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and V.S. Naipaul.

1984 (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by George Orwell Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke

April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwells fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwells vision of the future is as relevant as ever.

1984 (PDF)

by George Orwell Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging by Headlong, the country's most exciting touring company (Telegraph), who brought us Romeo & Juliet in 2012, directed by Robert Icke. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. This major new production explores the world inside Winston Smith s head, as well as the world without, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. In an age of mass surveillance, total policing and GPS tracking, Nineteen Eighty-Four is as relevant now as it ever has been. A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Note: This book is Oberon Modern Plays.

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