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My Dead Body

SUMMARY: Nobody lives forever … not even a Vampyre. Just ask Joe Pitt. After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan’s Vampyres, he’s definitely a dead man walking. He’s been a punching bag and a bullet magnet for every Vampyre Clan in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, not to mention a private eye, an enforcer, an exile, and a vigilante, but now he’s just a target with legs.For a year he’s sloshed around the subway tunnels and sewers, tapping the veins of the lost, while above ground a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the sunlight once and for all. What’s it gonna take to dig him up? Just the search for a missing girl who’s carrying a baby that just might be the destiny of Vampyre-kind. Not that Joe cares all that much about destiny and such. What he cares about is that his ex-girl Evie wants him to take the gig. What’s the risk? Another turn playing pigeon in a shooting gallery. What’s the reward? Maybe one shot of his own. What’s he aiming for? Nothing much. Just all the evil at the heart of his world.

My Calendar Men Boxed Set

Soldiers, shifters, and all American men oh my! For the first time in box set, My Calendar Men by Dahlia Rose. This box set contains her entire twelve-month series from the sexy Mr. January to Holidays With You for Mr. December. Some of these shorts are the stories of her soldier shifters in the Army Beast unit and the steamy foursome of Marines of May. Get comfortable and break open this box set, a sizzling read is at your fingertips.

My Brilliant Friend

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.
The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.
Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Een modern meesterwerk van een van Italiës gevierdste auteurs. My Brilliant Friend is een rijk, intens en ruimhartig verhaal over twee vrienden, Elena en Lila. Ferrantes onnavolgbare stijl past perfect bij het zorgvuldige portret van deze twee vrouwen, dat ook het verhaal is van een natie en een ontroerende overpeinzing van de aard van vriendschap.
Het verhaal begint in de jaren ’50, in een arme maar levendige buitenwijk van Napels. Opgroeiend in deze buurt leren de twee meiden dat ze meer aan elkaar hebben dan aan wie of wat dan ook. Naarmate ze ouder worden, en hun paden herhaaldelijk samen komen en uit elkaar gaan, blijven Elena en Lila beste vrienden en wordt ieders lot door de ander weerspiegeld en gestuurd. En zo zijn ze ook de verwezenlijking van een natie die monumentale veranderingen ondergaat. Met het leven van deze twee vrouwen vertelt Ferrante ook het verhaal van een buurt, een stad en een land, terwijl het veranderd wordt op manieren die, op hun beurt, de relatie verandert van de protagnisten, de onvergetelijke Elena en Lila.
Ferrante is de auteur van drie eerder veelgeprezen fictiewerken: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, en The Lost Daughter. In deze roman, de eerste van een tetralogie, bewijst ze dat ze een van Italiës beste verhalenvertellers is. Ze heeft haar lezers een meesterlijk uitgeplotte pageturner gegeven, weelderig en gul in details en karakteriseringen, dat ook een stijlvol kunstje literaire fictie is dat ongetwijfeld haar vele fans blij zal maken, en haar vele nieuwe lezers zal trekken.

Uit de Trade Paperback editie.
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My Antonia

Willa Cather’s masterful portrait of prairie culture, based on her own life. Against Nebraska’s panoramic landscape, Cather recreates the life of an immigrant girl who becomes, in the memories of narrator Jim Burden, the epitome of strong and dignifed womanhood.
**Recensie(s)**

The arrival of a definitive text … does timely service. Handsomely printed, and replete with textual notes and James Woodress’s assiduous history of the novel’s composition and reception, it gives My Antonia due scholarly format. -Review of English Studies Review of English Studies A distilled, high-level course in Cather. -Western American Literature Western American Literature
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My Absolute Darling

****INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST
NBCC JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FINALIST
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017
**ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST’S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017
**ONE OF NPR’S “GREAT READS’ OF 2017
**A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR******
**AN AMAZON.COM BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR**
**A BUSINESS INSIDER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR**
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”Impossible to put down.” ******—******NPR**
”A novel that readers will gulp down, gasping.” —The Washington Post
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**”The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” —Stephen King
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A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.**
Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.
Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle’s escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well.
Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.
**Recensie(s)**

There are books we like well enough to recommend, but there are a very few – To Kill a Mockingbird, Catch-22, The Things They Carried – that we remember forever. To my own shortlist I can now add My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent … The word masterpiece has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one’ Stephen King If you liked Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, you’ll love this’ Daily Mail A powerful tale with a howitzer of a heroine and a plethora of extraordinary scenes’ TLS A heartrending debut that will shock, then shake, then inspire you’ Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You An outstanding book that could be this year’s A Little Life’ Guardian My Absolute Darling is an absolute triumph’ National The writing is beautiful and vivid, while the story is brilliantly urgent, brutal and uncompromising’ Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days Tallent’s breathtaking debut is a harrowing and at times psychologically difficult journey on the scale of A Little Life or The Goldfinch, but it’s worth it . . . a true inspiration’ Harper’s Bazaar Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling’ The Times This is a compelling and unsettling novel that sucks you into its darkly warped world and doesn’t let go until the last page … powerful, violent, savage and quite brilliant’ Daily Express A gut wrenching, terrifying novel written so beautifully it sings off the page’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat This is a bloody, bru
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The Musketeer’s Seamstress

The Musketeer’s Seamstress by Sarah D’Almeida
Second in the swashbuckling Musketeers mystery series.
Aramis’s lover-a Spanish noblewoman and childhood friend of the Queen-has been murdered, and the Musketeer has been accused of the crime. Now it’s up to Athos, Porthos, and D’Artagnan to clear their friend’s name.

Murder Packs a Suitcase

Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner—one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando, assigned to rediscover the glory days of “old Florida.” It’s the first of what she hopes will be many exciting adventures . . . but she’s about to discover that the Sunshine State has a dark side.

Settled in among the faux volcanoes and tiki torches of the Polynesian Princess Hotel, Mallory is on the lookout for quirky attractions like alligator farms and pirate-themed diners hidden amid the glitzy theme parks. But she’s not prepared to find a cranky journalist speared to death in the Bali Ballroom—or to find herself a suspect in his murder. With her trip coming to a close, Mallory has no choice but to figure out if one of her fellow travel writers is a killer. Because if she doesn’t get out of Florida soon, her career—and her life—are about to come to a dead end.

Includes Mallory’s article for The Good Life, with tips and reviews of real Florida attractions!

From the Paperback edition.

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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

**FROM THE INCOMPARABLE AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!**
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
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Murder on the Links

On a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back…
An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.
But why is the dead man wearing his son’s overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse…
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The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully adapted versions are shorter with the language targeted at upper-intermediate learners (CEF level B2).
Each reader includes:
• A CD with a reading of the adapted story
• Helpful notes on characters
• Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot
• A glossary of the more difficult words
Roger Ackroyd is a man who knows too much.
He knows the woman he loved poisoned her first husband. He knows someone was blackmailing her – and now he knows she killed herself.
When Roger Ackroyd is found murdered, the famous Belgian
detective, Hercule Poirot, is called in to find out who the killer is.
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Murder is Easy

Agatha Christie’s ingenious murder mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton’s wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood – or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so – until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby…
**Recensie(s)**

Suspense, mystery, romance and an agreeable touch of the macabre.’ Guardian Contains some clever plotting and enough casting of suspicion to keep you guessing like mad.’ Books ‘One of Agatha Christie’s best mystery novels, a story fascinating in its plot, clever and lively in its characters and brilliant in its technique.’ New York Times
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A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Series) by Agatha Christie
***A Murder is Announced***** in a small-town newspaper advertisement—and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.**
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.

Murder in the Mews

A facsimile first edition hardback of the pre-war Poirot book of four novellas – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes.How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the eternal triangle’ of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes – each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
**Recensie(s)**

All four tales are admirable entertainment… her solutions are unexpected and satisfying Daily Mail
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Murder in Mesopotamia

An archaeologist’s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq…
It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of ‘Lovely Louise’, wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner.
In a few days’ time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late…
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Murder in LaMut

In Midkemia, there are no easy roads . . .
For twenty years the mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil have fought other people’s battles. Having already defeated the Tsurani, the Bugs, and the goblins, it seems there are no more enemies for them to vanquish—even as the Riftwar rages on in the west. What lies ahead for the able trio are a few welcomed months of restful garrison duty.
When ordered to accompany the promiscuous Lady Mondegreen, her aging husband, and her current lover to a summit in the city of LaMut, the Three Swords willingly comply, expecting an uncomplicated and undemanding assignment. But nothing is straightforward in this land of violence and treachery. And when the fury of a winter’s storm traps them inside a castle teeming with ambitious, plotting lords and ladies, the mercenaries suddenly find themselves with a series of cold-blooded murders to solve . . . and the political future of Midkemia resting in their hands.

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth by Miranda Bliss
**Annie Capshaw has found that the way to a man’s heart is through his cooking class. But just as she and her best friend, Eve, are planning Annie’s big day with Jim, her former cooking instructor turned boss, murder takes the cake—make that the wedding cake…**

Determined not to be a “bridezilla,” Annie is trying to keep the nuptial nuisances to a minimum. If only Eve could control her maid-of-honor mania! Or if the groom’s cousin, Alex, who flew in from Scotland, could stay out of trouble… 

But then ladies’ man Alex meets a lovely American lass—only to become a prime suspect when she turns up murdered. Instead of handling the details of her wedding, Annie is investigating the details of a killing. The victim seemed to be living the perfect life of a suburban wife—the life Annie’s always dreamed of. Now Annie has to wonder—is married life a recipe for murder?