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The Visitor

**” *The Visitor* offers an efficient mix of hard-boiled style with lots of lip and a revival of the classic locked-room mystery. . .Tight plotting, pace and high mileage.” ( *Guardian* )** Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common.
Both were army high-flyers. Both were aquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. **Now they’re both dead.** Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint.
Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. **A man just like Jack Reacher.** **Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Visitor is 4th in the series.** **
### Recensione
“Swift and brutal.”— *The New York Times*
“Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while.”— *San Antonio Express News*
“A superior series.”— *The Washington Post Book World*
“A great read.”— *St. Petersburg Times*
“Spectacular…muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing.”— *The Seattle Times*
“Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child’s superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure…a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece…and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life.”— *Publishers Weekly*
“Deeply satisfying…plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end.”— *Kirkus Reviews*
“This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with…Parker’s Spenser.”— *Booklist*
“With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended.”— *Library Journal*
### Descrizione del libro
Lee Child’s unputdownable thriller starring Jack Reacher features a chilling serial killer.

The Vanished Man

The *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Skin Collector* delivers a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleeve. *The Los Angeles Times* calls his novels “thrill rides between covers.” *The New York Times* hails them as “dazzling,” and *The Times* of London crowns him “the best psychological thriller writer around.” Now Jeffery Deaver, America’s “master of ticking-bomb suspense” *(People)* delivers his most electrifying novel yet. It begins at a prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protégée to ferret out a master illusionist they’ve dubbed “the conjurer,” who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

Thistle While You Work

Thistle Winchester never thought of herself as responsible, but when Overlook helper Belinda gets a chance to go to a special conference and learn about opening her own business, Thistle volunteers to watch Belinda’s daughter Annie.
Thistle was the queen of rotten children so she thinks Annie will be easy. How hard can one child be to handle, after all? That feeling only lasts until Annie disappears into the frigid woods surrounding Hemlock Cove.
Thistle is at a loss and desperate to find her, so she calls for reinforcements. After that it’s a mad race, with everyone who loves Annie tearing apart the town to find her.
Answers are never easy, and when clues start rolling in Thistle and Aunt Tillie are left to piece together a puzzle that is years in the making and could have dire consequences.
It’s all hands on deck for another Winchester adventure. When the end comes, Thistle finds her belief system shaken to its very core … something she will gladly overcome to get Annie back.
Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It is set between The Trouble With Witches and Murder Most Witchy.

The Stone Monkey

The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver’s massive bestseller *The Bone Collector* (now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington) *The Stone Monkey* is a “simply outstanding” ( *San Jose Mercury News* ) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series! First introduced in the spine-chilling novel *The Bone Collector,* Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing—all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains—and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who “walks the grid” for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels *The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer,* and *The Empty Chair.* Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in *The Stone Monkey.* Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

Speaking in Tongues

*Two men of words…
One seeking only peace.
The other, violence.*
Tate Collier, once one of the country’s finest trial lawyers, is trying to forget his past. Now a divorced gentleman farmer, land developer, and community advocate in rural Virginia, he’s regrouping from some disastrous mistakes in the realms of love and the law. But controversy — and danger — seem to have an unerring hold on Tate. Even as he struggles to rebuild his life, his alter ego is plotting his demise.
Aaron Matthews, a brilliant psychologist, has turned his talents away from curing patients to far deadlier goals. He’s targeted Tate, Tate’s ex-wife, Bett, and their estranged daughter, Megan, for unspeakable revenge. Matthews, ruthless and hell-bent, will destroy anything that inhibits his plans. When their daughter disappears, Tate and Bett reunite in a desperate, heart-pounding attempt to find her and to stop Matthews, a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion are as dangerous as knives and guns. Featuring an urgent race against the clock, gripping details of psychological manipulation, and the brilliant twists and turns that are trademark Deaver, *Speaking in Tongues* delivers the suspense punch that has made this author a bestseller. It will leave you speechless.

Sniper’s Honor

In this tour de force―part historical thriller, part modern adventure―from the New York Times bestselling author of “I, Sniper,” Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why WWII’s greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today. Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have all but vanished from history. Reilly enlists her friend, former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to parse out the scarce details of Mili’s military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili’s last mission, the more he’s convinced her disappearance was no accident―but why would the Russian government go to such great lengths to erase the existence of one of their own decorated soldiers? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them before they can find out? As Bob Lee Swagger, “one of the finest series characters ever to grace the thriller genre, now and forever” (Providence Journal-Bulletin), races to put the pieces together, Sniper’s Honor takes listeners across oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive listen.

Slayground

The Wheel of Fortune turned and Parker figured his number had finally come up. An armored car heist had gone sour. His partners were dead or dying. He had escaped with the loot, but holing up in a deserted amusement park with only one exit had turned into a fatal mistake. Now the local mob and a couple of crooked cops were on their way in after the money…and the odds were against Parker getting out with his life. But Parker always did like to play the long shots. Besides, he knew all the ways there were to kill: with his gun…with his knife…with his own bare hands.
“Super-ingenious. Super-lethal… Parker is super-tough.” (New York Times Book Review)

Roadside Crosses

The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways — not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they’ve carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.
The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigation’s foremost kinesics — body language-expert. She and Deputy Michael O’Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report.
As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned as a brilliant participant in MMORPGs, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims, some of whom Kathryn is able to save, some not. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially Dance’s career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take desperate and risky measures…
In signature Jeffery Deaver style, *Roadside Crosses* is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers and heartrending personal subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world. *Roadside Crosses* is the third in Deaver’s bestselling High-Tech Thriller Trilogy, along with *The Blue Nowhere* and *The Broken Window*.

Praying for Sleep

*Praying for revenge*…Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He’ll show her what killing is all about…
*Praying for salvation*…Lis knows he’s out there. He’s haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him…
And now Lis is *Praying for Sleep*.

Painted Ladies

**The brilliant new Spenser novel from the beloved *New York Times*-bestselling author Robert B. Parker. **
Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting.
The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen. Convinced that Ashton Prince played a bigger role than just ransom delivery boy, Spenser enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse with the thieves. But this is a game he might not come out of alive…
Completed the year before he passed away, *Painted Ladies* is Spenser and Robert B. Parker at their electrifying best.

Offering to the storm

The final audiobook in Dolores Redondo’s atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish best-selling series has taken Europe by storm.
In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl’s grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering. She also mentions the Inguma – an evil being of Basque mythology that kills people in their sleep.
The investigation takes Amaia and her team to the nearby valley of Baztan, where there have been an abnormally high number of similar cases – and some procedural irregularities. Meanwhile a murderer, Berasategui, is found dead in his cell from a drug-induced coma, which he can’t have done without help.
Soon Amaia will have to face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years – even if an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the devastating truth.

The Murderer Is a Fox

World War II hero Davy Fox has returned to his New England hometown of Wrightsville a changed man. When his wife Linda wakes up to find Davy’s hands squeezed around her neck, it takes all of her strength to get away. But Davy is more than shellshocked from the war. He’s haunted by events of twelve years before, when his mother was murdered by his father, Bayard, who is serving life in prison and had always insisted that he was not the one who killed his wife.
Linda hopes that if Davy’s father could be proved innocent, it might clear the conscience of her young, angry war hero husband, saving her marriage and herself. She suggests to Davy that they seek out Ellery Queen, a New York writer whom she remembers successfully solved a previous Wrightsville mystery.
For Queen, the case is a long shot: with his only witnesses people closely connected to the victim, and Queen’s only clue Bayard Fox’s insistence of innocence, the clearest path leads back to the man already serving a life sentence. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, Queen returns to the house where the murder took place, a house preserved down to the smallest detail precisely as it had been when the tragedy struck. And here he finds the clues that blast the case wide open.
From his first appearance in print in 1929, Ellery Queen became one of America’s most famous and beloved fictional detectives. Over the course of nearly half a century, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, the duo writing team known as Ellery Queen, won the prestigious Edgar Award multiple times, and their contributions to the mystery genre were recognized with a Grand Master Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. Their fair-play mysteries won over fans due to their intricate puzzles that challenged the reader to solve the mystery alongside the brilliant detective. Queen’s stories were among the first to dominate the earliest days of radio, film, and television. *Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine*, which the writers founded and edited, became the world’s most influential and acclaimed crime fiction magazine.

Mistress of Justice

**”Loaded with character and action and a very devious plot, *Mistress of Justice* is a top-notch legal thriller.”– *Mystery Lovers News** *
Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York’s preeminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anyplace she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion-dollar case he’s defending but his career as well. Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant, and very private man, Taylor signs on . . . only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to kno–including a plentitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer. . . .
**”The characters are well drawn, the plot is fast paced, and the writing avoids totally the usual trappings of blockbusterdom. . . . An intelligently written thriller.”– *Booklist** *

Manhattan Is My Beat

**From the bestselling author of the Bone Collector novels, soon to be an NBC series** Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty-year-old Rune hasn’t been in Manhattan for very long. But she’s crafty enough to have found a squatter’s paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It’s a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It’s called *Manhattan Is My Beat*. That’s the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly’s shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly’s beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune’s final close-up may include the killer of a co-star.

A Maiden’s Grave

The countdown begins at noon . . .
A school bus stops at a car crash on an isolated road. The two teachers and their deaf students are immediately captured by three escaped convicts.
Stark against the prairie stands an ancient slaughterhouse that still reeks of decades of spilled blood. It is here that the killers will bring their hostages.
It is here that they will kill one innocent girl an hour, on the hour, until their demands are met **
### Recensione
Deaver knits a seamless fabric of tightening tension right up to the explosive double whammy ending ( *The Times* )
A real chiller, seething with violence and heart-stopping tension ( *Sunday Telegraph* )
A gripping, emotional descent into the mind of evil ( *Anthony Gallagher, Waterstone’s* )
Tension-packed pages take the thriller to a new dimension ( *Doris Mousdale, Whitcoulls, New Zealand* )
An authentic and gripping hostage drama ( *Toby Wrigley, Book League, South Africa* )
Riveting and sensitively handled ( *New Woman* )
### Descrizione del libro
The ultimate thriller writer’s first large-scale, ticking clock standalone thriller. An escaped convict takes hostage a bus of deaf children. He will kill one an hour . . .

The Lesson of Her Death

Bill Corde looks down at the face of the murdered girl and sees the horror of sudden death. He cannot know, as he stands there at the trampled, muddy scene beside the college girl’s corpse, that his own life is about to slip into terror. He cannot know that everything he holds precious is about to shatter before his eyes. He cannot know that his career–and his family–are about to enter a new dimension of danger. For Bill Corde, the killer is everything he fears most. For Sarah, Bill’s wild, learning-impaired daughter, trapped in a world of frustration and ridicule, he may be just the person she’s been waiting for. Someone who understands her worries and loneliness. Someone who signs his notes “The Sunshine Man.” Someone she can run away with–even a perfect stranger.