With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight.
Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together they'd endured military service, a best-selling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind.
Nick Hall, an unwilling recipient of brain implants, can surf the Web with his thoughts and read minds. And while this makes him one of the most formidable men on Earth, he is determined to stay off the grid. But when terrorists seize control of the Academy Awards and vow to butcher the world's most beloved stars one by one in front of an international television audience, Hall is forced to reveal his astonishing capabilities.
Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author of 21 novels and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works have been ranked with Jerome K. Jerome and W. W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells, and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. In his stories of detection, Bramah hit on the idea of a blind detective, Max Carrados, whose triumphs are all the more amazing because of his disability.
After being disowned by her family, Cassandra Darcy - the artistic eldest daughter of Anne de Bourgh (and granddaughter of the infamous Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Mr. Darcy's cousin in Pride and Prejudice) - strives to make a living by painting. But struggling to succeed in bohemian London turns out to be the least of her worries! To begin with, there are the unwelcome advances of a certain Lord Usborne, and then there are the letters bequeathed to her by a friend.
As homicide detective Will Stellar comes to grips with his brother's recent incarceration, he's called out to the murder of a childhood friend. His investigation leads him to uncover secrets that could take down the Lake City Police Department and force him to walk a tightrope of politics and civic responsibility.
A mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex undertakes his own investigation. But just as he begins to understand the truth about his friend's death, Father Alex finds himself hunted down....
Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks one by one - and be infinitely more productive. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.
When Sally Westwood moves into a large Victorian house that she has been left by a stranger, she is unaware that her benefactor died at the hands of her grandson, who is expected to inherit. The house holds a secret that Sally must reveal before she and her husband are out of danger. Mystery and intrigue surround them. The story goes back to the previous century, revealing something that is hidden in the house. Something that a man would kill to get his hands on.
Ve světě, kde léto může trvat desítky let a zima celý život, vzrůstá nepokoj. Železný trůn Západozemí přitahuje bezpočet mocných, leč jeho jako břitva ostré hrany mohou být i smrtelnou pastí. A na severu, tam za ochrannou Zdí, se mezitím houfují nadpřirozené síly temnoty. Úvodní část románového fantasy eposu ze světa temného středověku, zmítaného magií, intrikami, zradou i věštbami. Územím Sedmi království zrozených v zapomenutých časech otřásá krvavý boj. V centru konfliktu stojí Starkové ze Zimohradu, rod stejně tvrdý a houževnatý jako země, z níž vzešli. Strážce severu lord Stark je povolán do role královského pobočníka, svým odchodem k Železnému trůnu však spouští řetězec událostí, které záhy zasáhnou pletichářský jih, divoké východní krajiny i ledový sever ohraničený starobylou Zdí.
Sarah Lineyack's in-laws hated her the moment she married their son. They hated her when she was pregnant, and they hated her even more after the car crash that killed their darling boy but spared Sarah and her child. While Sarah recovered, the Lineyacks stole her baby, claiming she was an unfit mother and tricking her into believing there was nothing she could do about it. But now Sarah has found a way to save her son: She's going to steal him back.
The small town of Lakeshore was always quiet until the tourist season hit in the winter. That was the only reason for media attention...until now. Ten-year-old Katie Elkton was a sweet child, in spite of the mental and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. One fateful day, Katie was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in the basement with almost all of her bones broken. Her parents disappeared. Some said accident. Some cried foul play.
The master of adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs, tackles the Frankenstein myth. A demented scientist discovers how to create human life - not perfect but improving steadily with each attempt. He is forced to flee to remote Borneo to continue his gruesome experiments; each experiment becomes one of the Monster Men. Add a beautiful young daughter, a scheming criminal as assistant, head hunters, and wild jungle terrain, and you have The Monster Men!
When Phoebe, a young niece of Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy, is shattered by an unhappy romance, she retreats to Pemberley and is joined by kind-hearted Louisa Bingley, unmarried after three London seasons. Once the young ladies are situated in the house, several handsome strangers also arrive - all hopeful of winning the girls' hearts.
In 19th-century France, 16,000 hectares of vineyard spread across Lower Corrèze. Count Firmin de Janelles rules over Chantegrêle. The Madelbos and Pierrebrune families detest one another, and the advent of Napoleon III awakens the hostilities between the village Bonapartists and Republicans. Meanwhile the count is in financial ruin because of a devastating insect ravaging the vineyards.
There's a thief on the loose in Tuptown, and the annual Butterfly Ball will be cancelled unless someone is brought to justice. Luckily Pigsticks has crime fighting in his blood and a magnifying glass in his hand. Will Detective Pigsticks and his keen-eyed assistant, Harold, solve the crime? And can they do it in time to save the Butterfly Ball?
Čas zešílel. Deset let dlouhé léto pokoje a hojnosti se blíží ke konci, a jako zuřivá bestie se neodvratně blíží krutá, mrazivá zima. Dva mocní muži - král Robert Baratheon a lord Eddard Stark - kteří třímali žezlo moci v časech nuceného míru, jsou mrtví. Zatímco oblohu protíná znamení zkázy, o moc nad rozdělenou říší bojuje šest frakcí. Eddardův syn Robb byl korunován za Krále severu. Na jihu vládne domnělý následník trůnu Joffrey Baratheon. O trůn usilují také dva Robertovi bratři a k boji se rovněž vrací v nemilost upadlý rod Železných mužů a exilová královna, Matka draků.
Julia embarks on a journey of love and loss, discovery, and heartbreak. Her abilities evolve into both gifts and nightmares while the runaway train that is Van Buren Industries continues its mission to bring Immortality to the world. She's tapped on the shoulder by someone she never expects, discovers true love, and loses what she holds dear.
Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern, and living carefree lives until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth and that in order to repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans.