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More English Fairy Tales Joseph Jacobs

English tales collected and edited by Joseph Jacobs. First published 1894. Illustrated by John D. Batten. Book text and illustrations are taken from the site www.gutenberg.org

Адвокат Джон Гришем

John Grisham, "The Street lawyer", 1998 Перевод Ю.Г. Кирьяк ПОЧЕМУ блистательный молодой юрист, которому уготовано великолепное будущее, внезапно становится защитником самых беззащитных? Неожиданный приступ альтруизма? Или – просто нормальное желание НАСТОЯЩЕГО АДВОКАТА разгадывать и распутывать действительно ИНТЕРЕСНЫЕ дела? Дела, от которых порой зависит не только благополучие, но и сама жизнь его клиентов

Heat Lightning John Sandford

Fresh from his 'spectacular' (Cleveland Plain Dealer) debut in Dark of the Moon, investigator Virgil Flowers takes on a puzzling – and most alarming – case, in the new book from the #1 bestselling author. John Sandford's introduction of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers was an immediate critical and popular success: 'laser-sharp characters and a plot that's fast and surprising' (Cleveland Plain Dealer); 'an idiosyncratic, thoroughly ingratiating hero' (Booklist). Flowers is only in his late thirties, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong. It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if you're keeping count), when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater – two shots to the head, found near a veteran's memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth. Exactly like the body they found last…

Mortal Causes Ian Rankin

The last people to die in Mary King's Close had been plague victims. But that was in the 1700s. Now a body has been discovered, brutally tortured and murdered in Edinburgh's buried city. Inspector John Rebus, ex army, spots a paramilitary link, but how can this be true? It is August in Edinburgh, the Festival is in full swing. No one wants to contemplate terrorism in the throng ing city streets. Special Branch are interested, however, and Rebus finds himself seconded to an elite police unit with the mission of smashing whatever cell may exist. But the victim turns out to be a gangster's son, and the gangster wants revenge on his own terms. Soon Rebus finds himself in a non man'sland where friendly fire is as likely to score a hit as anything lauched by the unseen enemy.

Kaskady Ian Rankin

W Edynburgu zaginęła studentka… Tyle że nie jakaś tam, a córka niezwykle zamożnego i wielce wpływowego bankiera. Brak wszelkich śladów, a detektyw inspektor John Rebus nabiera przeświadczenia, iż chodzi tu o coś więcej niźli tylko wyskok zbuntowanej smarkuli, której do głowy uderzyły pieniądze tatusia i nie tylko. Pojawiają się dwa tropy: drewniana laleczka w piętnastocentymetrowej trumience, którą ktoś podrzucił nad brzegiem strumienia i interaktywna gra internetowa, którą zarządza tajemniczy cybernetyczny guru. Dramatyczne zdarzenia i zawzięty upór detektywa, który woli słuchać starych longplayów niż plików MP3 powodują, że historia i współczesność zaczynają się z sobą mieszać i wzajemnie przenikać.

Succubus Blues Richelle Mead

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but…

The Naming of the Dead Ian Rankin

BCA Crime Thriller of the Year July 2005, and the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland. With daily marches, demonstrations, and scuffles, the police are at full stretch. Detective Inspector John Rebus, however, has been sidelined, until the apparent suicide of an MP coincides with clues that a serial killer may be on the loose. The authorities are keen to hush up both, for fear of overshadowing a meeting of global importance – but Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when his colleague Siobhan Clarke finds herself hunting down the identity of the riot cop who assaulted her mother, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up pitted against both sides in the conflict. THE NAMING OF THE DEAD is a potent mix of action and politics, set against a backdrop of the most devastating week in recent British history.

Death Is Not The End Ian Rankin

Damon Mee was last seen in a blurred security video on the dance floor of a Kirkaldy nightclub. It was a routine missing persons case and it wasn't even on his patch, but inspector John rebus said he'd look into it as a favour to the boy's father, a friend from his school days. In the deft hands of Ian Rankin, the ripples of the investigation widen rapidly. They lead to the club's greasy owner, to a slightly bent casion croupier, to a drop dead blonde whose name nobody seems to know, to a Hibs striker with a talent for goals and a weakness for gambling and finally to the shadowed men who call the shots in Edinburgh's underworld. When it's over, Rebus has repaid a debt and his boss has received an unexpected birthday present.

The Hanging Garden Ian Rankin

A tense and complicated thriller featuring inspector John Rebus from the acclaimed author of BLACK AND BLUE. Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a possible war criminal resident in Edinburgh. His immediate superiors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months looking into ancient history. But the Crime Squad are forced to bring him back to the present day when a young upstart gangster, Tommy Telford, muscles in on Big Ger Cafferty's turf and Rebus's local knowledge becomes essential to the efforts to shut down Telford's business as a drug dealer, pimp and extortionist. Before he can act the waters are muddied further when the war criminal is found hanging in Warriston Cemetery.

Exit Music Ian Rankin

BCA Crime Thriller of the Year (nominee) It's late autumn in Edinburgh and late autumn in the career of Detective Inspector John Rebus. As he tries to tie up some loose ends before retirement, a murder case intrudes. A dissident Russian poet has been found dead in what looks like a mugging gone wrong. By apparent coincidence a high-level delegation of Russian businessmen is in town, keen to bring business to Scotland. The politicians and bankers who run Edinburgh are determined that the case should be closed quickly and clinically. But the further they dig, the more Rebus and his colleague DS Siobhan Clarke become convinced that they are dealing with something more than a random attack – especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Meantime, a brutal and premeditated assault on local gangster 'Big Ger' Cafferty sees Rebus in the frame. Has the Inspector taken a step too far in tying up those loose ends? Only a few days shy of the end to his long, inglorious career, will Rebus…

Cosmicomics Italo Calvino

During the course of these stories Calvino toys with continuous creation, the transformation of matter, and the expanding and contracting reaches of space and time. His characters, made out of mathematical formulae and simple cellular structures, disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydrogen atoms, and have a love life. Calvino succeeds in relating complex scientific concepts to the ordinary reactions of common humanity. "A poignant, freewheeling account of Creation itself… [Calvino] raises imagination to its exponential maximum." – Paul West, Book World Italo Calvino's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (John Gardner, New York Times Book Review). Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. He died in Siena at the age of sixty-one.

East of Ealing Robert Rankin

The third book in "The Brentford Trilogy", following on from "The Antipope" and "The Brentford Triangle". Once again it features the further adventures of Jim Pooley, John Omally, and all the regulars at the Flying Swan.

A Question of Blood Ian Rankin

A shooting incident at a private school just north of Edinburgh. Two seventeen year olds killed by an ex Army loner who has gone off the rails. As Detective Inspector John Rebus puts it, 'there's no mystery'… except the why. But this question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare ranging from civic leaders to the local Goths leaving behind a legacy of secrets and lies. Rebus has more than his share of personal problems, too. He's fresh out of hospital, hands heavily bandaged, and he won't say how it happened. Could there be a connection with a house fire and the unfortunate death of a petty criminal who had been harrassing Rebus's colleague Siobhan Clarke? Rebus's bosses seem to think so…

In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead James Burke

A movie crew has come to New Iberia, Louisiana, to film a Civil War epic, and star Elrod Sykes just can't seem to keep his lavender Cadillac on the road. Under threat of a drunk driving charge, he offers Detective Dave Robicheaux information in exchange for leniency: he leads him to the skeletal remains of a man whose murder Robicheaux witnessed in the summer of 1957. When the FBI arrives in the person of agent Rosie Gomez, Robicheaux must form a new partnership that challenges how he views himself and his local community. But it is only when Robicheaux makes the acquaintance of the legendary Confederate cavalry officer General John Bell Hood in the mist of the bayou that he begins to understand that 'war is never over', and that the battle rages on…

Глаз Тандилы Лайон Спрег Де Камп

Несмотря на популярность «Властелина колец», нельзя не признать, что вновь возросший интерес к жанру фэнтези во многом связан с именем Спрэга де Кампа (L.Sprague de Camp, 1907—2000). Он начинал в легендарном журнале Джона В. Кзмпбела (John W. Campbell) «Неизведанное» («Unknown»), где впервые были напечатаны его истории про Гарольда Ши, написаные в соавторстве с Флетчером Прэттом (Fletcher Pratt), затем последовали «Дипломированный чародей» (The Incomplete Enchanter, 1941) и другие книги. Спрэг де Камп переработал несколько рассказов Роберта Говарда (Robert E. Howard) о Конане Варваре и выпустил…

La Historia del Loco John Katzenbach

Han pasado veinte años desde que el Western State Hospital cerró sus puertas y sus últimos pacientes se reintegraron a la sociedad. Francis Petrel tenía poco más de veinte años cuando su familia lo recluyó en el psiquiátrico tras una conducta imprevisible que culminó en una crisis. Ahora, alcanzada la mediana edad, lleva una vida sin rumbo y solitaria, alojado en un piso barato y permanentemente medicado para acallar el coro de voces en su cabeza. Pero un reencuentro en los terrenos de la clausurada institución remueve algo profundo en la mente agitada de Francis: unos recuerdos sombríos, que él creía haber enterrado, sobre los truculentos hechos que condujeron al cierre del Western State Hospital, y el asesinato sin resolver de una joven enfermera, cuyo cadáver mutilado fue encontrado una noche después del cierre de las luces. Aunque la policía sospechó de un paciente, los internos siempre hablaron de un "ángel" y el crimen quedó sin resolver. Sólo ahora, con la reaparición…

The Wrong Man John Katzenbach

Scott Freeman is a man of reason – a college professor grounded in the rational and practical. But he becomes uneasy after finding an anonymous love letter hidden in his daughter's room: “No one could ever love you like I do. No one ever will. We will be together forever. One way or another.” But the reality of Ashley's plight far exceeds Scott's worst suspicions. One drink too many had led Ashley, a beautiful, bright art student, into what she thought was just a fling with a blue-collar bad boy. But now, no amount of pleading or reasoning can discourage his phone calls, ardent e-mails, and constant, watchful gaze. Michael O'Connell is but a malignant shadow of a man. His brash, handsome features conceal a black and empty soul. Control is his religion. Cunning and criminal skill are his stock-in-trade. Rage is his language. The harder Ashley tries to break free, the deeper Michael burrows into every aspect of her life, so she turns in desperation to her divorced parents and her mother's…

Juicio Final John Katzenbach

John Katzenbach, maestro del suspenso psicológico, nos enfrenta de nuevo a una trama tan hipnótica como las de El psicoanalista y La historia del loco. Matthew Cowart, un famoso y ya establecido periodista de Miami, recibe la carta de un hombre condenado a muerte que asegura ser inocente. Pese a su escepticismo inicial, Cowart empieza a investigar el caso, comprende que el acusado no cometió los delitos que se le imputan y pone al descubierto mediante sus artículos una información que permite al convicto Robert Earl Fergurson salir en libertad. Cowart obtiene entonces un premio Pulitzer por su tarea periodística. Sin embargo, y para su horror, el escritor se percata de que ha puesto en marcha una tremenda máquina de matar y que ahora le toca a él intentar, en una carrera contra el reloj, que se haga justicia fuera de los tribunales.

Forty Words for Sorrow Giles Blunt

"Intensely vivid characters, terrible crimes and a brutal deep-frozen landscape… Giles Blunt is a really tremendous crime novelist." – Lee Child *** When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence only serves to get him removed from homicide. Haunted by a criminal secret in his own past and hounded by a special investigation into corruption on the force (conducted, he suspects, by his own partner), Cardinal is on the brink of losing his career – and his family. Then the mutilated body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is pulled out of an abandoned mineshaft. And only Cardinal is willing to consider the horrible truth: that this quiet town is home to the most vicious of killers. With the media, the provincial police and his own department questioning his every move, Cardinal follows increasingly tenuous threads…

Dark Light Jayne Castle

Everything is different underground. Just ask the residents of Harmony, a futuristic world where alien catacombs can lead you astray—and where psychic senses spark out-of-this-world passion… Reporter Sierra McIntyre's stories on Crystal City's ghost hunters—and their mysterious guild—have earned her tabloid a bit of respect. And they've allowed her to clothe her dust bunny companion Elvis in rock-and-roll style. It helps that she has mega-rez intuition to fall back on… Especially when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild Boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn't want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her senses—and Elvis—give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes…marriage. And though it's purely a business arrangement, there is nothing pure about the attraction that sizzles between them…