Cassel comes from a family of curse workers people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they'e all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail - he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago
"Holly Black's Next Great Trick"
Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past - and the man who was the source of her nightmares. She's off the grid, underground but watchful, and creating a new life for herself in Texas, far from the torrid dangers of her native New Orleans. She's safe. He'll never find her this time. Cat has to believe that. It's the only thing keeping her sane.
"Been a fan for years, BUT....."
An unhealthy friendship takes a sinister turn. Almost everyone has a friend whom they barely tolerate. It’s that person whose jokes are always annoying, who tries to butt in on nights out, or who keeps coming over unannounced. For Martha, that friend is her new neighbor, Jennie.
This mystery is part of the famous "Had-I-But-Known School" of mysteries founded by Mary Roberts Rinehart with the 1908 publication of her first work, The Circular Staircase. The story deals with civic corruption, a popular theme of early American mysteries. Stories like this anticipate the hard-boiled school to come. So does Rinehart's realistic style, which does not gloss over life's problems.
"Story was good - the narrator was terrible!"
The Cornered Cat is the ultimate resource for women who choose to carry a firearm for self defense. It covers everything from cleaning a pistol to methods of carry. It tells women everything they ever wanted to know about how to carry a firearm for self defense.
Everything changes, in seconds, minutes, hours. I know, it happened to me. It wasn't for the better, it was for the worst. I am broken, no that doesn't sound right, I am chipped. Pieces of me have been chipped so bad that it's impossible to claim them back. Even if I want to, even if it's for her.
"fulfilled my dark romance fix with “White!""
Midnight Louie goes along when PR whiz Temple Barr and her fiancé, rising media star Matt Devine, head to Chicago so she can meet his family. Matt's mother has a tragic past primed to rise and bite anybody in reach. When Louie is snatched, the catnapping's surprising motive loops back to Vegas and a string of unsolved murders connected to magic...and ex-magician Max Kinsella, Temple's former significant other. A skeptical homicide lieutenant has commissioned Max to investigate the cold case murder she suspects he committed. With amnesia from a recent attempt on his life, Max is more sitting duck than predator.
A priceless pair of emeralds are the key to warming US/Hungarian relations during the Cold War, but a cunning lady cat burglar has them in her sights....
When a young, Hawaiian street cat named Percy befriends and becomes separated from a vacationer named Barry, he spends years traveling the United States trying to catch up with his friend. Armed with the knowledge that the young boy's mother lives in a big white house, a cast of characters from the animal kingdom point Percy in the direction of Washington, DC, where he will find a "Big White House". Percy arrives on the final day of Richard Nixon's presidency and makes himself at home.
"Percy is lovable"
Questa favola, tratta dai "Racconti delle Fate", è forse la meno conosciuta e al tempo stesso una delle più belle e articolate di questa raccolta, che Collodi ha tradotto dal francese. "La Gatta Bianca", assieme a "L'uccello Turchino", la "La Cervia del Bosco" e "La bella dai Capelli D'Oro", sono state originariamente scritte da Madame d'Aulnoy.
Never, ever judge a book by its cover, for you could lose out on such wonderful things! The Prince found his way to this marvelous castle, which appeared to be mysteriously run by 12 hands that floated hither and yon, yet dressed him, fed him, and entertained him...until he met the true owner of the castle, a white cat. But was she really a cat? She could talk about the most interesting things, and was very intelligent. The Prince was falling in love with a cat! Then one day, she told him to do something drastic to her, but why?
William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. His most popular works in the early part of the last century were his humorous tales set around the docks of Wapping and in the taproom of the infamous Cauliflower tavern. Many of his stories were written in a cockney vernacular and were keenly observant of character. 'The White Cat' is a humorous tale of a disputed inheritance, a clever old rogue and a suspiciously mislaid white cat.
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist, famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the '20s and '30s and remains popular to this day. "The White Cat" is the story of a young American man in Hollywood who, being at the end of his financial possibilities, conceives a plan to marry a wealthy English widow.
A beautiful girl seeks the help of an attorney when her father vanishes. Soon, her aunt also disappears from a locked house in the dead of the night. The search leads to the infamous White Cat, a nightclub frequented by crooked politicians and now, murder.
"Good story, bad narration"
In a desolate Michigan ghost town, two men discover a lost Tesla technology. Now they are on the run from the Russian mob, a Chinese spymaster and a ruthless old woman who will stop at nothing to possess the technology.
Moving always means a few difficult changes, but Jason's family just moved to a space station orbiting Mars! How's that for change?! He's had to part with everything except his parents and the one thing he would gladly have left behind: his pain-in-the-neck baby sister. But Jason copes with learning the spacer way of life, spacer slang, even the disaster drills his sister makes impossible to get right.
A true tale of murder and revenge in rural Kentucky, and of the persevering spirit of James and Susan Townsend and the legacy of their family.
A simple request for Siena Arnotto: deliver a gift to her grandfather's friend. One look at Elijah Lospostos, hard bodied and stripped to the waist, and Siena succumbs to a feline stirring she never felt before, and to Elijah's reckless and pleasurable demands. But when that pulse-throbbing moment ends in the murder of an unexpected intruder, Elijah accuses the shaken and confused Siena of setting him up.
"This is what Feehan's books have become."
Mr. Giles never needs convincing to hunt down a criminal who piques his feline curiosity and threatens the peace of their sleepy town. But if he is on the right track, will the humans in his life be able to follow the trail he leaves for them?
Taking a much needed vacation with a group of friends, Avram encounters a lost child in the remains of an ancient building. In the shadow haunted ruins, the girl disappears with a breath like desert winds, taking Avram's memories of the encounter with her. Thus begins a descent into madness, corruption, and death as a growing plague of evil hounds the companions' every step.
"Took a bit to draw me in, but a good book overall"