Edgar Allan Poe
"The Mystery of Marie Rogêt", often subtitled A Sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1842. This is the first murder mystery based on the details of a real crime. It first appeared in Snowden's Ladies' Companion in three installments, November and December 1842 and February 1843.
Alex loves Mark. Mark loves Alex. But is love enough?
Since moving to London from the US, twenty-four-year-old Alex Sinclair seems to have it all: a coveted job writing for the theatre, supportive friends, and the man of her dreams—gorgeous Irish actor, Mark Keegan. But in the year since the acclaimed debut of her play, Alex and Mark’s lives have been turned upside down.
Thanks to his role on a smash-hit British TV show, Mark is catapulted to stardom. Alex couldn’t be happier—until her boyfriend’s popularity and insatiable drive to succeed means they’re apart more than they’re together. Forced to share Mark with showbiz heavy-hitters, intrusive press, and unrelenting fangirls, Alex’s hopes for a stable and committed life with him start to fade. Her struggles with panic attacks, career uncertainty, and Mark’s increasingly worrisome behaviour make her wonder: how much more can she bend before she breaks?
A passionate tale of secrets, loss, and ambition, London, Can You Wait? is the eagerly-awaited sequel to Middleton’s debut novel, London Belongs to Me.
"Steppenwolf" is a poetical self-portrait of a man who felt himself to be half-human & half-wolf. This Faust-like & magical story is evidence of Hesse's searching philosophy & extraordinary sense of humanity as he tells of the humanization of a middle-aged misanthrope. Yet this novel can also be seen as a plea for rigorous self-examination & an indictment of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period. As Hesse himself remarked, 'Of all my books "Steppenwolf" is the one that was more often & more violently misunderstood than any other'.
Cora SetonMarry—or else.
Navy SEAL Brian Lake is out of luck. Going rogue on his last mission landed him on a fast track out of the Navy—years too soon to have saved up enough money to buy the ranch he’s always wanted. Without a career—or the cash to start over—Brian’s options are few, until Army general Augustus Reed steps in with an intriguing new mission—a permanent one.
Ignored by her absentee father, duped by thief he appointed to oversee her family’s ranch, Cass Reed is done with men for good. From now on she’s determined to run Two Willows herself, so when her father sends a Navy SEAL to fix up her house, she vows to run him off her land as soon as possible. But Brian’s just as determined to stay, and he’s in a far different league than the men she’s met before.
Brian’s ready to do anything that will earn him a share of a prosperous ranch—even take a chance on marrying the General’s daughter. And he soon realizes it won’t be a hardship to marry Cass. She’s everything he’s ever dreamed of in a woman—and Two Willows is everything he wanted in a ranch.
But he’s not the only one who wants Two Willows—and Cass.
Will falling in love be the most dangerous mission of all?
He's back - with a vengeance. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided and his munitions seized, and he's square in the crosshair of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories—they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl
is a riveting, magical adventure.
Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars and he gnashes his teeth―and he scares all the other dinosaurs right out of the forest.
Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won't let that bully T. rex push her around! But will Edna's mighty beak and terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex's mighty claws and terrible jaws?
This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!
Jed Henry's charming illustrations accompany Douglas Rees' upROARious tale.
Philip K. Dick
It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.
Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!
Damals lag die Zukunft noch in vager Ferne,
und für meine Träume wusste ich noch keinen Namen.
Oft ging ich weite Wege allein, und wenn ein Wind aufkam, fühlte ich mich wie ein abgefallenes Blatt.
Beim Blick zum Sternenhimmel fragte ich mich: Ist von irgendwoher auf der Welt gerade jemand unterwegs zu mir?
So wie das Licht eines Sterns zu einem anderen Stern.
Dann bist du gekommen. Und wieder gegangen.
In Erwartung der Jugend haben wir uns verpasst.
Ein Blick zum Sternenhimmel, und die Welt wird ungeheuer groß …
Wo es Schatten gibt, da gibt es Licht.
Die Sternennacht ist eine Geschichte über das Erwachsenwerden.
Ein einsames junges Mädchen trifft auf einen schweigsamen Jungen. Beide sind keine glücklichen Kinder, in ihren Elternhäusern mangelt es an Wärme und Zuwendung, in der Schule sind beide Aussenseiter.
Eines Tages beschließen die beiden, gemeinsam die Stadt zu verlassen und damit dem schulischen Druck und der Enge des Elternhauses für eine Weile zu entfliehen und in die Berge zu fahren, wo das Mädchen bei ihren verstorbenen Großeltern die ersten Lebensjahre verbracht hatte. In einer Nacht in den Bergen sehen die beiden den allerschönsten, strahlenden Sternenhimmel. Wieder zurück in der Stadt wird das Mädchen krank, und der Junge zieht mit seiner Familie aus der Stadt weg.
Das Mädchen wird den Jungen nie wieder sehen, aber ihre Erinnerungen an die gemeinsam verbrachte Zeit bleiben - den strahlenden Sternenhimmel, den sie in jener Nacht erlebten, wird sie nie vergessen.
Dieses Buch ist allen Kindern gewidmet, die der Welt fremd gegenüber stehen.
Jimmy Liao veröffentlichte 1998 im Alter von 40 Jahren seine ersten Werke. Auslöser für sein kreatives Schaffen war ein Kampf gegen Leukämie, den er nur knapp überlebte. Sein erstes Bilderbuch sollte eigentlich bloß ein Abschiedsgeschenk an seine Familie sein, bildete aber den Start für eine fulminante Karriere.
Häufige Themen in seinen Büchern sind Einsamkeit, Isolation, Abschiednehmen, ungestillte Sehnsucht nach Glück und die Flüchtigkeit jeden menschlichen Glücks. Die Figuren sind oft Kinder, die entfremdet sind von ihrer Umgebung.
Seine Bilderbücher für Erwachsene haben einen neuen Trend begründet. Sie erfreuen sich im In- und Ausland großer Beliebtheit und sind in viele Sprachen (Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Spanisch, Griechisch, Koreanisch, Japanisch und Thailändisch) übersetzt worden.
Viele seiner Werke sind zu Musicals, Fernsehspielen oder Filmen umgeschrieben worden.
Der Zeichentrickfilm Der lächelnde Fisch auf der Grundlage seines gleichnamigen Bilderbuchs gewann auf der Berlinale 2006 den Spezialpreis des Deutschen Kinderhilfswerks.
2003 wurde er von der Zeitschrift Studio Voice zu einem der „55 kreativsten Köpfe Asiens“ gewählt.
2007 widmete ihm der Discovery Channel als einer von sechs herausragenden Persönlichkeiten Taiwans ein Porträt.
Fading superstar of the Bengali film industry Ryan Gomez is poisoned to death while shooting for a film in the pretty hill town of Darjeeling. Sheila Dhar, the film’s beautiful female lead with whom Ryan had recently broken his engagement is the chief suspect. Sheila attempts suicide and is shifted to a hospital in Kolkata for treatment. The CID, Kolkata, takes over the investigation and the film crew is allowed to move back to the “City of Joy”.
Though revenge for the broken engagement seems the obvious motive for the murder, there are several others who had reason to wish Ryan dead. Powerful film producer Rustom, the love of whose life ended up becoming Ryan’s first wife. Screenplay writer Allan, who was in danger of being fired from the production house thanks to a public tiff with Ryan. Acclaimed film director Paddy, who was in love with Sheila. Sheila’s mother, Jaya, who was strongly opposed to her marrying Ryan. The family of Ryan’s first wife, who bear a deep grudge against him.
There are suspects galore, but the murderer has not reckoned with the tenacity of Vikram Rana.
Paula BrackstonMy name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins.
In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn't know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.
In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself, tending her garden and selling herbs and oils at the local farmers' market. But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth begins teaching Tegan the ways of the Hedge Witch, in the process awakening memories—and demons—long thought forgotten.
Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, The Witch’s Daughter
is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches. Readers will long remember the fiercely independent heroine who survives plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality to remain true to herself, and protect the protégé she comes to love.
This anthology brings together writing on art from the early Renaissance to the present day, featuring a range of writers including Vasari, Henry James, Francis Bacon and Sigmund Freud. Chapters include Art and Narrative, Light and Colour, Art and Morality, Bad Reviews, Fakes, Form, Nature, and the Human Subject.
The day Antonio walked into my Café, I knew things were about to change. He had a presence about him that commanded attention. I could see the shadows in his eyes of things I could never understand. He was a force to be reckoned with, taking what he wanted, when he wanted. He was big, strong and had eyes the color of the finest chocolate. Everything he made me feel, scared the hell out of me.
When he opened his mouth I wasn’t sure if I wanted to slap him or kiss him, he made every nerve in my body come alive. But, I have a secret. I didn’t want to let him go, but it's better this way. I have let enough people down in my life so I tried to distance myself and push him away. I never thought I could love or trust any man after my father left, but Antonio was here to prove me wrong and he wasn’t going to back down.
Kitten: Antonio was determined to take me to my knees and crack me wide open.
Katherine was the kind of woman you could only ever dream about in your wildest fantasies. A woman who screamed sex kitten with every sway of her hips and she had the attitude to go with it. Her hair resembles fire as hot as lava, her eyes are as clear and as blue as the sky on a perfect summers day. And, her body, I swear has a direct line to my cock.
She pushed me away, but I don’t go down that easy. I didn’t get to where I am today without fighting tooth and nail for it. In my mind and my heart, Katherine was mine, and no matter how long it took me, I was going to make her see she belonged with me like I already belonged to her. I know she is hiding something, I can see it in her eyes every time she looks at me. I don’t care what I have to do, or how long it takes, I will find out what it is that keeps her running scared. My Kitten isn’t the only one with secrets.
Antonio: Katherine brought me to my knees and I was going to take her down with me.
Suzanne CollinsWinning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
In 1996, the investigative reporter Susan Walsh vanished without a trace while researching New York's vampires. In Piercing the Darkness, Katherine Ramsland examines the journalist's frightening disappearance.
She’s lived her life and it has been a good one.
Marriage. College. A family.
Slowly, though, life moved forward and left her at a standstill.
Until the lawn boy barges into her world.
Bossy. Big. Sexy as hell.
A virile young male to remind her she’s all woman.
Too bad she’s twice his age.
Too bad he doesn’t care.
She’s older and wiser and more mature.
Which means absolutely nothing when he’s invading her space.
Just when she thinks she has a handle on things, she meets his twin.
Double the growls.
Double the intensity.
Double the pleasure.
Double the trouble.
One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the "Histories" describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, the "Histories" offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.
Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today, Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken, A Christmas Candle, Issued to the Bride: One Navy SEAL (Brides of Chance Creek #1), The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1), Kitten Mine (Mine #2), The Mystery of Marie Rogt, Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1), Yalquzaq, London, Can You Wait?, Die Sternennacht, Crush on the Alpha Bear (Alpha Bears Book 4), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Histories, The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1), Civil War: Punisher War Journal, Behind the Scenes ( A Vikram Rana Mystery), Lawn Boys, , The Penguin Book Of Art Writing