Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings, and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer - February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, DC. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose.
"Fantastic story from behind the scenes!"
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
"More Chilling than Murder?"
This now classic book revealed Flannery O’Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation: the grandmother, in the title story, confronting the murderous Misfit; a neglected four-year-old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast-flowing waters of the river; General Sash, about to meet the final enemy.
"O'Connor's Words Shoot Me Every Minute of my Life"
Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story is the spellbinding memoir of Devine's time in the CIA, where he served for more than 30 years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the agency's spying operations. This is a story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering - all the more gripping when the fate of our geopolitical order hangs in the balance. But this audiobook also sounds a warning to our nation's decision makers.
"Fascinating, An education on spying"
Zoe Bloom has her life figured out. After a childhood spent begging for scraps on Boston street corners, she's clawed her way to a successful career and a safe place to call home. She knows exactly what she needs to survive - a bit of money in the bank, a roof over her head, food on the table. Friends and family are a luxury she can't afford. And forget about frivolous romantic entanglements. She can barely juggle her own problems; she certainly doesn't have time to handle anyone else's crap.
At dawn on March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the 21st century began. Over 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kotvalley - and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy's strength and willingness to fight.
"Probably okay to read, horrible to hear"
When passionate professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? You’ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.
"An Erotic Eye-Opener!"
When Elaine complains she missed enjoying the touristy aspects of Paris during her infamous visit, Xavier, Marco, and Sebastian quench her curiosity by bringing Paris' finer points of interest to the doctor's New York penthouse.
Through the eyes of an inventor of new markets, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation tells the story of how financial innovation – a concept that is misunderstood and under attack - has been a positive force in the last four decades. If properly designed and regulated, these “good derivatives” can open vast possibilities to address a variety of global problems.
"Listenable, deeply informative, a grand tour"
For Saundra Smith, life is seemingly perfect. With a home of her own on the horizon, her teaching career set to begin soon, and a loving relationship with her longtime love, Langston, life couldn't be any more perfect...until she's blindsided by news that turns her perfect world upside down. Langston made a mistake - a costly mistake. As if cheating on Saundra wasn't devastating enough, he also confesses to having fathered a child with the other woman.
Though known for his classic novels of adventure and coming of age, Mark Twain is equally esteemed for his short stories, which abound with the colorful characters and often comic antics listeners have come to expect from his longer works. Included here are two of his most beloved short stories: "The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief" and "The Story of theGood Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper."
Now that I've retired my Scoutmaster badge I'm able to write what I would have appreciated reading when I first took on the job 30 years ago. Since I started writing a blog at ScoutmasterCG.com 11 years ago, I've learned something of the power of storytelling. This narrative loosely follows my own experiences, but the new Scoutmaster in the story begins knowing things that took me many years to understand.
"Great read! Encouragement for all Scout Leaders!"
With an audit coming up in only two days and a great deal of paperwork to prepare for it, Jim is ready to explode from the stress. Thankfully, Jane is there to help him with all of the work that needs to happen. Maybe more importantly, though, Jane is really a slutty secretary and is ready to help him blow off steam one late night at the office. If it that takes him between her lips, her legs, and her ass cheeks...well, Jane is ready to be bent over the desk to fulfill her anal sex fantasy.
Working at a Suicide Prevention Center in San Francisco, Lily Goodwill thinks she's heard it all - then she gets a call from a man about to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Something about the caller, maybe his yummy British accent or Lily's ability to understand his crushing ennui, makes her break all the rules and rush to meet him. After all, she is a vampire and if she can't talk him down she can glamour him. But things don't go according to plan.
"Great story, but...."
In "The Hardest Part," Alison Tyler perfectly captures a sub in thrall to a man who knows the power of anticipation. A "Sorority Sister" bends over to please her big sister during the rush season in Dominique Dunbar's naughty tale. Zille Defeu's "Reenactment" shows how some girls like it rough (and repeatedly). For those who have an endless capacity to bare their ass in preparation for a sound smacking-or deliver the deliciously ecstatic pain to a lover-this torrid tour de force is essential listening.
Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafia: characters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch; Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuire's, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working-class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories.
"What the !?"
Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese was acclaimed by critics across the nation and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. This edition includes two subsequently published stories - "Salem" and "Missing" - that brilliantly complete the collection's narrative journey with a return to the jungles of Vietnam.
"RARE AND WONDERFUL STORIES!"
Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.
"Braddon doesn't wear well"
God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people, and that is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, and redemption, this dramatized audio download of Chapter 8 - "A Few Good Men...and Women" from The Story, NIV sweeps you into the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible.
You just came up with a great story for a mystery/crime novel, but there's a problem: You don't know how to plant clues in your story. And after hours upon hours of Googling "how to hide clues in a detective novel", your results end up as zilch, zero, nada!