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Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women’s fiction before turning her attention to children’s literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGANRead more »
“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.
It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades—an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing—and the man who developed it is dead.
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‘I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.’
1735 – London, Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family’s house is attacked – his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men – Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills.
With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everythingRead more »
Dean Koontz is one of the bestselling writers in the world. He lives in Southern California.Read more »
From the New York Times bestselling author, a first novel as spellbinding as her acclaimed nonfictionAt thirty-four, Nick Walsh is a broken, deeply cynical man. Since the violent deaths of his parents thirteen years earlier, he has been living alone in his childhood home in the suburban Midwest, drinking, drugging, and debauching himself into oblivion. A measure of solace is provided by his newly found relationship with Monica, a mysterious woman who seems to harbor as many secrets as he does.Obsessed with understanding the circumstances surrounding his parents’ deaths and deranged by hisRead more »
A sophisticated mystery debut in which priceless art and unspeakable desires convergeWhen French expatriate Tristan Mourault becomes enamored with fifteen-year-old Karen Miller, he "rescues" her from her working-class circumstances and stages her death to mask his true crime. Years later, Karen is now "Gisèle" and lives with Tristan in rarefied Devon, Washington. She has married another man to keep up appearances, but when her daughter stumbles upon a secret cache of paintings—all nudes of Gisèle—Tristan’s carefully curated world begins to crumble.Read more »
Sophie Hannah, an internationally bestselling novelist, is also an award-winning poet. Her story “The Octopus Nest” won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival short story competition. She lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two children.Read more »
James Conway has written the coporate thriller for our age, and age when the power of new media and the hunder of Wall Street converge to form a deadly entity capable of bringing the global economy to its knees.Drew Havens made a killing for the Rising Fund, which, thanks to his prognostications, was the only hedge operation to anticipate and capitalize on the mortgage crisis of 2008. For Havens, it’s always been about the numbers. He sees things others can’t, from the collapse of the American real estate market to the multibillion-dollar rise of his ruthless and charismatic boss.HavensRead more »
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award—a dazzling mystery that takes readers into the heart of IndiaIn a small town in northern India, a house still smolders from a devastating fire. Inside a young girl is found severely beaten and barely alive, along with the lifeless bodies of thirteen people. Inexplicably, the local police accuse the girl of the murders. But Simran Singh, an independent-minded, unconventional social worker, is convinced of the girl’s innocence. As Simran goes against the authorities to seek out the truth, she discovers a terrifying web of deceit that will change her forever.Read more »
A multilayered international thrill ride at breakneck pace, reminiscent of The Rule of FourThe Arctic, 1897: Nils Strindberg crashes his hydrogen balloon during the mysterious Andrée Expedition to the North Pole.Germany, 1942: Gruesome and inexplicable experiments are performed on concentration camp prisoners.Sweden, present-day: Cave diver Erik Hall finds a dead body wearing an ancient ankh, buried deep in an abandoned mine. Religious symbol expert Don Titelman seeks out Erik to study the ankh—but finds Erik dead. Don is the prime suspect, and soon he’s being chased across EuropeRead more »