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The Dark Half

The Dark Half by Stephen King
**Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine**
A “wondrously frightening” (*Publishers Weekly*) tale of terror and #1 national bestseller about a writer’s pseudonym that comes alive and destroys everyone on the path that leads to the man who created him.
Thad Beaumont is a writer, and for a dozen years he has secretly published violent bestsellers under the name of George Stark. But Thad is a healthier and happier man now, the father of infant twins, and starting to write as himself again. He no longer needs George Stark and so, with nationwide publicity, the pseudonym is retired. But George Stark won’t go willingly.
And now Thad would like to say he is innocent. He’d like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels. He’d like to say he has nothing to do with the series of monstrous murders that keep coming closer to his home. But how can Thad deny the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it—and signs its crimes with Thad’s bloody fingerprints?
*The Dark Half* is “a chiller” (*The New York Times Book Review*), so real and fascinating that you’ll find yourself squirming in Stephen King’s heart-stopping, blood-curdling grip—and loving every minute of it.

Dark Fires

”He murdered his wife,” they whispered. Nicholas Bragg, Earl of Dragmore, was notorious–even after a British court found him innocent. Now they called him Lord of Darkness, as much for his rakish good looks as for his black reputation.

She was an innocent at passion’s gate. Arriving uninvited at the massive stone manor, she shivered with terror–and excitement. Jane Barclay was his ward. Her sunny, innocent nature was in violent contrast to his hot temper. He was wild, explosive, an uncouth Texas rakehell–exactly the wrong kind of man for an English beauty to tame.

Together they would be swept into the dark storm of their passionate destiny…and wild, all-consuming love.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Dark Duets

*Dark Duets* is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales—an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including *New York Times* bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry and David Liss.Penned by two authors—and in one case, a trio—who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.On the night before Halloween, an unwitting young woman falls under the spell of a dangerous man—and into a terrifying multiverse—in “T Rhymer” by Gregory Frost and Jonathan Maberry. Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in “She, Doomed Girl.” “Welded” by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of evil that infects and destroys lives.Mixing the ordinary with the extraordinary, these bold and vivid stories offer a compelling survey of the supernatural world that is sure to frighten and enchant.
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Dark Divine

La prima volta che Grace Divine ha incontrato Daniel, con quegli occhi neri così profondi e misteriosi, non immaginava certo che tra loro sarebbe nata subito un’amicizia tenerissima, destinata a diventare qualcosa di più. Una notte, però, Daniel scompare. Quella stessa notte, Jude, il fratello di Grace, viene ritrovato sulla veranda di casa, ricoperto di sangue. Nessuno sa cosa gli sia successo, e lui si rifiuta di parlarne. Da quel momento, la vita non sarà più la stessa per Grace: Daniel, il suo Daniel, l’ha abbandonata, senza nemmeno una spiegazione, e lei non riesce a perdonarlo. O a dimenticarsi di lui. Finché un giorno, improvvisamente, lui ricompare: sono passati tre anni, e ha qualcosa di diverso. Forse gli occhi, ancora più scuri, ancora più magnetici. Questa volta, tra lui e Grace è subito amore, un sentimento irresistibile e travolgente. Grace non è mai stata così felice in vita sua. Non sa ancora che qualcosa di molto pericoloso minaccia il loro amore: Daniel ha un segreto, lo stesso che si cela nel buio della notte in cui Jude è stato assalito. Un segreto terribile che lei non può ignorare. Ma Grace ha già perso Daniel una volta, e ora è disposta a rinunciare a qualunque cosa, anche la più importante, per non perderlo di nuovo. Perché l’amore è sempre una scelta. A volte, quella più difficile di tutte.
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Daring to dream

SUMMARY: Margo Sullivan had everything she could ask for. The daughter of the Templetons’ stern housekeeper, she was treated like a member of the family. But money could not buy the thing she craved most-her mother’s acceptance…

Danse Macabre

From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. 
In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. 
Here, in ten brilliantly written chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books, and films that comprise the horror genre—from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers.With the insight and good humor his fans appreciated in On Writing , Danse Macabre is an enjoyably entertaining tour through Stephen King’s beloved world of horror.

Danse Macabre

Anita Blake should be concentrating on a dangerous situation: the ardeur, the sexual power that flows between Anita and Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City – and Richard, the volatile werewolf who loves her passionately – is reaching new levels, perhaps evolving into something entirely new. It seems to be choosing new lovers for Anita, acting with a will of its own. The unexpected effect of this is that Jean-Claude’s own powers as a Master Vampire have grown to new levels – and Richard, always unpredictable, is changing too. However, as the days pass Anita finds herself less interested in vampire politics than in an altogether more personal concern. She may be pregnant. And if she is, whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf or something else entirely, she knows full well that being a Federal Marshall, known for raising the dead and executing vampires, is no way to bring up a baby.
**Recensie(s)**

Anita Blake [is] a ‘Tom(asina) Jones’ for the 21st century if ever there was one. (Star-Ledger) Erotic and evocative. (Best Reviews) Page-turners with a little bite to them. (Austin American-Statesman)
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Daniel & Ian: For Now, ForeverIn from the Cold

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ***For Now, Forever*** Anna—Daniel’s wife of forty years—relives her remarkable courtship, when meddlesome matchmaking patriarch and self-made millionaire Daniel MacGregor faced his biggest challenge: to convince the love of his life to marry him! Here at last is the story of how Daniel wooed and won the fiercely independent Anna Whitfield and launched his formidable dynasty. ***In From the Cold*** In this story about an eighteenth-century MacGregor, we learn that battling the British couldn’t prepare Minuteman Ian MacGregor for the fight he’s got on his hands to win the heart of Irish spitfire Allanna Flynn.

A Dangerous Witch

It’s the end of an era. This is the final release in the world of a modern witch. If you haven’t met my witches yet, this is not the book you want to hear. Go find *A Modern Witch* and begin where it all started.
I figure the final book doesn’t need much introduction. Take one last journey with your favorite witches as an oversized marble calls another member of Witch Central on a journey….
Thank you for listening. It has been an amazing honor to be Witch Central’s chief storyteller for the last four years.

A Dangerous Mourning

A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk Series #2) by Anne Perry
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking, incomprehensible tragedy.
Inspector William Monk is ordered to investigate in a manner that will give the least possible pain to the influential family. But Monk, brilliant and ambitious, is handicapped by lingering traces of amnesia and by the craven ineptitude of his supervisor, who would like nothing better than to see Monk fail. With the help of nurse Hester Latterly, a progressive young woman who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the case, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth.

Dangerous liaisons

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos’s great novel of moral and emotional depravity is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. Aristocrats and ex-lovers Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded lives. While Merteuil challenges Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. Eventually their human pawns respond, and the consequences prove to be more serious-and deadly-than the players could have ever predicted.

A Dangerous Fortune

A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
**A breathtaking thriller featuring “political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises” (*San Francisco Chronicle*), from the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *A Column of Fire***
In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.

**Praise for *A Dangerous Fortune***
“A terrific page-turner.”**—*Los Angeles Times* 
**“Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”**—*San Francisco Chronicle***

“Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”**—*The New York Times***

“Gripping, complex plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . fascinating characters . . . You won’t be able to put down this exciting page-turner.”**—*Lexington Herald-Leader***
“Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided *Eye of the Needle* and *The Pillars of the Earth*.”—***Playboy***
“I don’t usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett’s *A Dangerous Fortune*.”—***Chicago Tribune
***“Highly entertaining . . . Follett’s characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans.”—***Publishers Weekly 
***“Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . *A Dangerous Fortune* is dangerous reading. You won’t be able to put it down.”—***Authors and Critics ***

Dangerous Data (The Meridian Crew Book 2)

**Amelia and the crew of the Meridian are in the middle of a hostage extraction** in orbit around the moon Titan. The extraction is successful, but the more-destructive-than-expected strategy of the crew leaves them in dire financial straits. In desperation for a job, the team heads to Icarus Station, a former Federation space station that now serves as a hideout for the worst mercenary scum the Sol System has to offer.
A surprise bar fight catches the attention of a mysterious client looking for a team to infiltrate the research headquarters of the independent government of New York, and he thinks Amelia and the rest of the crew are just the right mercs for the job. The data is lifted, but when they’re betrayed, they find themselves on the run not just from their former client, but the New York Navy.
Can a man from Amelia’s past help her and the rest of the crew stay one step ahead of the forces that want to hunt them down at any cost?
***Includes 4 Free Bonus Books (Witch Academy)***

Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen

“We were like dragonflies. We seemed to be suspended effortlessly in the air, but in reality, our wings were beating very, very fast.” – Mae Murray “It is worse than folly for persons to imagine that this business is an easy road to money, to contentment, or to that strange quality called happiness.” – Bebe Daniels “A girl should realize that a career on the screen demands everything, promising nothing.” – Helen Ferguson In Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels, author Michael G. Ankerich examines the lives, careers, and disappointments of 15 silent film actresses, who, despite the odds against them and warnings to stay in their hometowns, came to Hollywood to make names for themselves in the movies. On the screen, these young hopefuls became Agnes Ayres, Olive Borden, Grace Darmond, Elinor Fair, Juanita Hansen, Wanda Hawley, Natalie Joyce, Barbara La Marr, Martha Mansfield, Mae Murray, Mary Nolan, Marie Prevost, Lucille Ricksen, Eve Southern, and Alberta Vaughn. Dangerous Curves follows the precarious routes these young ladies took in their quest for fame and uncovers how some of the top actresses of the silent screen were used, abused, and discarded. Many, unable to let go of the spotlight after it had singed their very souls, came to a stop on that dead-end street, referred to by actress Anna Q. Nilsson as, Hollywood’s Heartbreak Lane. Pieced together using contemporary interviews the actresses gave, conversations with friends, relatives, and co-workers, and exhaustive research through scrapbooks, archives, and public records, Dangerous Curves offers an honest, yet compassionate, look at some of the brightest luminaries of the silent screen. The book is illustrated with over 150 photographs.

The Dangerous Book for Boys

INSPIRATION FOR THE TV SHOW
If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.
How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips – swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There’s a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.
The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden’s number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it’s set to be a perfect gift for Father’s Day and beyond.
Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.
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