Alice Isn't Well

Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781549525827

Category:

Page: 306

View: 880

"There are lots of demons in the sky above London. The problem is, this one came crashing down to earth." Ten years ago, Alice Warner was attacked and disfigured by an attacker in her own home. She remembers nothing of the attack, and she has been in a psychiatric hospital ever since. When she's finally released, however, she starts working as a security guard at an abandoned shopping mall. And that's when she starts to realize that something is haunting her, keeping just one step out of sight at all times... Meanwhile, seventy years earlier, a little girl named Wendy is left orphaned after a World War 2 fighter plane crashes onto her house. Taken to a monastery, Wendy is quickly singled out by the nuns for special attention. They say she has been possessed by a demon, and that there's only one way to save her soul. Fortunately for Wendy, however, there's someone else who seems to know far more about the situation. What is the shocking connection between Alice and Wendy, reaching out across the years? Does a demon really lurk in the girl's soul? And who is Hannah, the mysterious figure who tries to help Wendy, and who seventy years later begins to make her influence felt in Alice's life too? Alice Isn't Well is the first book in the Death Herself series, about a dark figure who arrives in the night, promising to help deal with the forces of evil whenever they appear.

Willkommen in Night Vale

Author: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109404

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 6566

Night Vale, ein Städtchen in der Wüste. Irgendwo in der Weite des amerikanischen Südwestens. Geister, Engel, Aliens oder ein Haus, das nachdenkt, gehören hier zum Alltag. Night Vale ist völlig anders als alle anderen Städte, die Sie kennen – und doch seltsam vertraut. Jackie Fierro betreibt schon lange das örtliche Pfandhaus in Night Vale. Eines Tages verpfändet ein Fremder einen Zettel, auf dem in Bleistift die zwei Worte »King City« geschrieben stehen. Jackie hat sofort ein merkwürdiges Gefühl. Kaum ist er in Richtung Wüste verschwunden, erinnert sich niemand an ihn – aber Jackie kann das Papier nicht mehr aus der Hand legen. Zusammen mit der alleinerziehenden Mutter eines jugendlichen Gestaltwandlers geht Jackie daran, das Rätsel von »King City« zu lösen. Ihr Weg führt die beiden in die Bibliothek von Night Vale, die allerdings noch kaum jemand wieder lebend verlassen hat ... »Möglicherweise das beste Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe.« Patrick Rothfuss

Happiness Key (Mills & Boon M&B) (A Happiness Key Novel, Book 1)

Author: Emilie Richards

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408955423

Category:

Page: 260

View: 8084

Meet four women who think they share nothing but a spit of land called Happiness Key. With her husband in prison, pampered Tracy Deloche is left with five ramshackle beach houses and no idea how to start over.

Alice Isn’t Dead

Author: Joseph Fink

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008323720

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7151

From the creator of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes a story about loving, about searching – and about the courage you need when you find the unexpected. For fans of Stephen King, Serial, Twin Peaks and of course the eponymous number one iTunes podcast itself.

Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys

Gianna Mancini Mysteries book #1

Author: Jennifer Fischetto

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 1940371503

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 7613

From National Bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a hauntingly humorous new series... Gianna Mancini has chatted with ghosts most of her life. It's never affected her much. Until now. The latest ghost in Gianna's family-centric, boy-complicated, job-depleted world is Emma Tinsdale, a woman Gianna despises. Wanting Emma out of her apartment and her orbit, Gianna chooses to help her move on, but she doesn't expect to come across poisonous jam, a vengeful cop, or a group of friendly clowns. When a relative is framed for Emma's death, Gianna must dig deeper and faster to find out what really happened that fatal night on the beach. With help from her sister, her cop brother, and her ex-boyfriend, Julian, she gets close to figuring out the truth. But when the killer closes in, Gianna better watch her step unless she wants to become the latest member of the dearly departed. Note: This work was previously published under the title One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam. Gianna Mancini Mysteries: Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1) Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2) Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (holiday short story) Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys (book #3) What critics are saying about Jennifer's books: "It grabbed me by the hand and pulled me in, not letting go until the very last page. Highly recommended." ~ Melody's Bookshelf on "Unbreakable Bond" "Weaves mystery with laughs (and a few tears). This delightful tale is a definite read! I would read it again as well as the rest of the series." ~ Should You Read This Book? Review Blog, on "Secret Bond" "The characters are always so well written. They feel like they could pop off the page. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!" ~ Wakela's World on "Secret Bond" "I approached this book with the idea that it would be the light reading many of us look forward to enjoying in the summer. It turned out to be more than that and I couldn't put it down." ~ The Birch Bark on "Secret Bond"

A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides Book #1)

Author: Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441263535

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4678

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past. Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know. Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her. Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters. What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways... and dreams and secrets collide?

Dressed for Death (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #4)

Author: Julianna Deering

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441229396

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5310

This Traditional British Cozy Mystery Gets a Regency Twist Drew and Madeline Farthering celebrate their six-month anniversary by attending a fancy Regency era costume party. Drew is glad to see Talbot Cummins, an Oxford classmate, and his fiancée, Alice Henley, though many present seem worried about the couple. Everyone's concerns are realized when, at the concluding grand ball, Alice dies of an overdose of cocaine. Tal refuses to believe she took the stuff intentionally, and Drew is determined to find out if her death was an accident or murder. Drew is shocked and disillusioned when the police arrest Tal's father and reveal that the man has been smuggling drugs into the country for the past twenty years. Reeling from the death of his fiancée and the revelation about his father, Tal begs Drew to find out what's going on. Drew, now questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, does so reluctantly, not ready for the secrets he's about to uncover--or the danger he'll bring down on everyone he holds dear.

The Inspector Carlyle Omnibus (Books 1-3)

London Calling; Never Apologise, Never Explain; Buckingham Palace Blues

Author: James Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472114795

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2165

The first three Inspector Carlyle novels at a great price London Calling Can you win an election and cover up murder at the same time? When Inspector John Carlyle finds a body in a luxury London hotel room he begins a journey through the murky world of the British ruling classes which leads all the way to the top. In the middle of a General Election, a murderer is stalking the man poised to be the next Prime Minister. With power almost in his grasp, Edgar Carlton will not stand idly by while his birthright is threatened. Operating in a world where right and wrong don't exist and the pursuit of power is everything, Carlyle has to find the killer before Carlton takes the law into his own hands. Never Apologise, Never Explain Jake Haggar has been kidnapped by his father who is threatening to sell the boy to a paedophile ring. Carlyle is struggling to get him back. It's not his case but it is his problem - it was his fault Jake was taken in the first place. But Carlyle's own caseload includes the murder of Agatha Mills. Her husband, Henry, has been arrested for murder but his explanation is so outlandish that Carlyle wonders if it may just be true. Agatha is the sister of William Pettigrew, a priest killed in Chile during the Fascist coup in 1973 and after 30 years of campaigning, Agatha was about to see his killer brought to justice. So a seemingly straightforward case of murder quickly escalates into a diplomatic incident that has Carlyle, once again, clashing with his bosses and their political masters... Buckingham Palace Blues When Inspector John Carlyle discovers a disorientated girl in a park near Buckingham Palace, he takes it upon himself to find out who she is and where she's from. His hunt for the identity of this lost girl takes him from Ukrainian gangsters in North London to the lower reaches of the British aristocracy. Soon, the inspector is on the trail of a child-trafficking ring that stretches from Kiev to London, and back to the palace itself...

Fragt mal Alice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423781701

Category:

Page: 223

View: 4493

Fillory - Die Zauberer

Roman

Author: Lev Grossman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104009902

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9045

In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen Preis Quentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn – wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt außer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Büchern, die er liebt. Doch plötzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein düsterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefährliche Reise – und müssen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen... »Fillory verhält sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dünnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lässt grüßen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefühlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzählweise düster, gefährlich und voller überraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so« George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer – A Game of Thrones

The American People: Volume 1

Search for My Heart: A Novel

Author: Larry Kramer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712972

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 6944

The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

Hazel Wood

Wo alles beginnt

Author: Melissa Albert

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862720799

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9319

Die Realität ist nur die halbe Wahrheit. Seit Alice denken kann, wird sie vom Unheil verfolgt. Dann stirbt ihre Großmutter, die mysteriöse Märchenerzählerin Althea Proserpine, und kurz darauf verschwindet Alices Mutter spurlos. Zurück bleiben die Worte "Halt dich fern von Hazel Wood". Alice spürt, dass sie ihre Mutter erst wiedersehen wird, wenn sie an den Anfang ihrer eigenen Geschichte geht. Schritt für Schritt entdeckt sie eine unheimliche Wahrheit und um endlich frei zu sein, bleibt Alice nur eine Wahl: Sie muss nach Hazel Wood. Ein Roman wie ein Rausch: Herausragend, mit absoluter Sogwirkung, düsteren Märchenelementen, eingebettet in das urbane Setting New Yorks.

Bookalam Park

New York Love Story

Author: Andre Giordano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477104968

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 8930

In this book Im talking about the door of heaven above a footbridge in the center part of the park far from the entrance, not easily accessible or visible, it opens only when visitors from heaven wants to come to earth for a time value hosted by fairies or vice versa when they have business with therepresentatives of God in heaven. The door is supposed to open permanently to created a new age for men to enjoy in the near future, the role of men is simple, it is to walk holding in his mind the equilibrium of all the tendencies of the collective karma through out the planet, for that in my story they are helped by Lord Vishnu the maintainer of the world, but fi rst and foremost this is also a love story. Love heals, it maintains harmony, it is cosmic and reaches all parts of the universe, when strong it erases differences.

Tote Mädchen lügen nicht - Filmausgabe

Author: Jay Asher

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641220041

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7479

Der Bestseller jetzt als Netflix-Serie Als Clay Jensen aus der Schule nach Hause kommt, findet er ein Päckchen mit Kassetten vor. Er legt die erste in einen alten Kassettenrekorder, drückt auf »Play« – und hört die Stimme von Hannah Baker. Hannah, seine ehemalige Mitschülerin. Hannah, für die er heimlich schwärmte. Hannah, die tot ist. Mit ihrer Stimme im Ohr wandert Clay durch die Nacht, und was er hört, lässt ihm den Atem stocken. Dreizehn Gründe haben zu ihrem Tod geführt, dreizehn Personen hatten ihren Anteil daran. Clay ist einer davon ... Mit exklusivem Fotomaterial zur Netflix-Serie, produziert von Selena Gomez!

Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)

Author: Jeanne Glidewell

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614173818

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9213

Volunteer Librarian Turns Sleuth in Leave No Stone Unturned, a cozy mystery by Jeanne Glidewell Lexie Starr, a widowed library assistant, accidentally discovers her new son-in-law, Clay Pitt, may be guilty of murdering his first wife. Then Lexie's daughter, Wendy, is abducted. Vowing to bring Wendy home and unravel the truth about Clay, Lexie comes face-to-face with Clay’s psychotic mother, a foul-mouthed parrot, a bad-tempered detective, a feisty old B&B proprietor, and a potential suitor. REVIEWS: "...rapidly paced... tongue-in-cheek humor provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments." ~Booklist "Begins with a bang and ends on just the right note." ~Library Journal Review OTHER TITLES by Jeanne Glidewell: THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order Leave No Stone Unturned The Extinguished Guest Haunted With This Ring Just Ducky The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella) Cozy Camping Marriage and Mayhem THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order A Rip Roaring Good Time Rip Tide Ripped to Shreds Rip Your Heart Out Ripped Apart

Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair

Roman

Author: Robert Dinsdale

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452707

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7516

Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly

Liebes Leben

14 Erzählungen

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030359

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9189

Das neue Buch der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro! Niemand erzählt eindringlicher davon, wie es wäre, ein neues Leben zu beginnen, als die große kanadische Autorin Alice Munro. »Dir diesen Brief schreiben ist wie einen Zettel in eine Flasche stecken und hoffen, er wird Japan erreichen«, schreibt Greta in der ersten Erzählung und schickt diese Zeilen an Harris, den Zeitungsreporter, der sie nach einer Party fast geküsst hätte. Aber eben nur fast. Auf wenigen Seiten kondensiert Alice Munro die geheimen Träume ihrer Figuren. Vierzehn neue brillante Erzählungen, die mit einem furiosen Finale enden: vier Geschichten, in denen sie so persönlich wie nie (»die ersten und die letzten Dinge, die ich über mein Leben zu sagen habe«) von sich selbst erzählt.

Die Apostelin

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536149

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 9230

England, 1923: Mary Russell und Sherlock Holmes haben geheiratet und leben in den Sussex Downs. Doch die Ruhe ist nicht von langer Dauer: Sie bekommen Besuch von der Archäologin Dorothy Ruskin, die in Palästina eine geheimnisvolle Pergamentrolle entdeckt hat. Der Inhalt ist höchst brisant, denn die Schrift enthält Informationen über die biblische Maria Magdalena und führt schnell zu Unruhen in der christlichen Glaubensgemeinschaft. Als Ruskin plötzlich stirbt, wird es auch für Mary und Sherlock gefährlich. Denn der kaltblütige Mörder heftet sich jetzt an ihre Fersen ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist." -Booklist