Have yourself a scary little Christmas. In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal - before a cold-blooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective.
"Not a mystery"
In this gripping work of historical fiction, Endore's werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels across pre-Revolutionary France seeking to calm the beast within. Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog-enshrouded visions, this audiobook was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who came afterward.
"different than you'd expect"
St-Cyr and Kohler are shipped out to Avignon to investigate the violent death of a young aristocrat: she was a singer aspiring to join the Madrigal group. Amidst a heady brew of sex, politics and professional jealousy, St-Cyr must discover the truth - with some help from the dead.
Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving....
Jean Renoir's career almost spans the history years of cinema - from the early silent movies, to the naturalism of the talkies, committed cinema, film noir, Hollywood studio productions, the Technicolor-period comedies and fast television techniques. His film The Grand Illusion remains one of the greatest movies about the effects of war.
Mistress of the Night is the second title in this Forgotten Realms novel series that focuses specifically on priests, the popular D&D iconic class also known as clerics. Each title chronicles priests loyal to a different deity in the Forgotten Realms pantheon. Like the preceding series, The Rogues, each novel in The Priests series is written as a stand-alone adventure, allowing new listeners an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
At the age of nine Julien Grenier witnessed the brutal murder of his grandfather. Now, at forty-five, he continues to be plagued by horrific nightmares of that tragic event. Julien has recreated himself, building emotional walls that even his young wife cannot penetrate. Julien is a good man with a heart of gold, enabling his wife, Rachael, to turn a blind eye to his tightly-kept secrets. But after a home invasion assault leaves Rachael emotionally unstable and destroys their care-free and content world, they relocate to a safer environment with the hope of a fresh start.
Illegitimate daughter of a great French nobleman, young Ninon was whisked from a life of cruel drudgery by the dashing Philippe, Count of Froissart. But the flame-tressed Ninon was to be misfortune's captive once again, just as Philippe was slave to his powerful title - and the marriage vow he could not break. Would the count's impassioned love be forever beyond her reach? And could she dare give her heart to Valentin, the wandering actor with the tongue of a rogue - and the face of a god?
Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May three bodies wash up on the shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, cantankerous Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.
He thought it was a game.... He thought no one would get hurt.... He thought he could trust a tanarukk bandit.... He thought he was hired for his skill and cunning.... He thought it was just another victim, just another mark.... He thought he could do his job without turning the entire city against him.... He was wrong. A series that brings to life the people who survive on the fringes and in the shadows of the Forgotten Realms world - The Rogues.
He told stories...he told even more lies. He told people what they wanted to hear...he told himself he wasn't doing anything wrong. He told the mysterious stranger from Shou Lung that he'd help him.... He told the most dangerous man in Altumbel that he would deliver a fortune in gems.... He should have kept his mouth shut. A series that brings to life the people who survive on the fringes and in the shadows of the Forgotten Realms world - The Rogues.
Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafes, restaurants, and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation. But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures, and challenges.
"A disappointment after Paris, Paris"
She wanted out. She wanted a new life. She wanted a trophy worthy of a master thief. She wanted to find the source of the treasured crimson gold. She wanted to face an undead emperor on his home ground and live to tell the tale. Careful what you wish for. The Crimson Gold is the third title in this ongoing Forgotten Realms series focusing specifically on the shadowed life of the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone adventure, allowing readers an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
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.
The Priests series makes a great entry point for readers new to the Forgotten Realms setting. This book in the Priests series deals with a valiant shalarin priestess who is trying to save her home and avenge her mother’s death. This series is designed to bring new readers into the world of the Forgotten Realms. The books can be read in any order.
Maiden of Pain is the fourth title in a new Forgotten Realms novel series focusing specifically on priests, the popular D&D game iconic class also known as clerics. Each title will chronicle priests loyal to a different deity in the Forgotten Realms pantheon. Like the preceding series The Rogues, each novel in The Priests series is written as a stand-alone adventure, allowing new listeners an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
"I shall burn thee with blistering heat and with bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of beasts upon thee, with the poison of serpents of the dust..." Award-winning game designer Bruce R. Cordell brings us a tale of faith, prophecy, and destiny that can only be seen through the eyes of...The Priests.
"Narrator was bad"
David and Gaspard are cousins bonded not only by blood but by an allegiance to their shared winemaking heritage. Breaking with tradition and moving their vineyards near Bordeaux threatens to upset the family - and that's only the beginning of their troubles. Short on funding, the two are forced to team up with a wealthy but morally bankrupt engineer - an alliance that may come at too high a price.
In a packed movie theater, an usher notices two women enter and leave just before the show begins. Moments later, the theater goes up in flames, and 183 people perish in the stampede to escape. By the time investigators Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler arrive from Paris, the charred bodies are frozen solid. It is two days before Christmas, 1942, and the people of Lyon are terrified. As the detectives try to unravel what happened in that packed movie house, the arsonists plan their next attack.
"Atmospheric Tale of Policework in WW2 France"
Before the war, the hotels of Vittel hosted the wealthiest members of French society. Now, in the winter of 1943, two of France’s most luxurious resorts have been converted into an internment camp for British and American women who failed to escape the country when the German army stormed across the border. For two years, the prisoners have lived quietly, surviving on Red Cross aid packages, but now they are beginning to die....