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Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures – a talent that’s gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn’t want Alex’s help?

Alex’s friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she’s in serious trouble, but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne’s problem is really with him – or if there’s a secret she’s trying to hide.

On top of that, rumours are swirling around London that Alex’s former master may be back in town. Alex has no idea what his agenda may be, or who it involves . . .

**Recensie(s)**

Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously – and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. * Jim Butcher * Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London * Charles Stross *
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Hickory Dickory Dock

There’s more than petty theft going on in a London youth hostel…
An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest. But when he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items – including a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup – he congratulated the warden, Mrs Hubbard, on a ‘unique and beautiful problem’.
The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?
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Hickory Dickory Death

An outbreak of kleptomania at a student hostel was not normally the sort of crime that aroused Hercule Poirot’s interest. But then he saw the list of stolen and vandalized items: a stethoscope, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, and a diamond ring found in a bowl of soup. He congratulated the warden, Mrs. Hubbard, on a “unique and beautiful problem.”The list made absolutely no sense at all. But, reasoned Poirot, if this was merely a petty thief at work, why was everyone at the hostel so frightened?

Hibernian Charm

**A tense urban fantasy mystery with charm!**
Melanie Rosen hasn’t settled for much, but her travels have brought her to Dublin, Ireland, where she works for the Occult Investigations Unit, exploring the strange and unknown.
Her fiery disposition and tendency to probe where she’s not wanted keep her in the office with the paperwork, or chasing cases that don’t seem to have an answer.
Then she gets a new case, where a killer slowly paralyses his victims, and leaves a calling card behind: a charm. Her Romani-Irish roots might come in useful, but the more she probes this case, the more she doesn’t like the answer. All the clues keep pointing back to her.
**This is a standalone tale in the Hibernian Hollows universe.**

Hestia

After a hundred pioneer years the colony on Hestia seemed to be nearing its end. Its holdings on that green and fertile planet were still limited to a single river in one valley. Everywhere else hostile fauna hedged them in. A dam could break the deadlock, and they needed an engineer to construct it for them. Sam Merrit was the man who came in answer to their S.O.S. — and he wanted out as soon as he had landed. But once down on Hestia, it was live or die with the colony. So Sam stayed — to discover certain anomalies that the hardscrabble colonists had thrust from their minds.

The Hermit of Eyton Forest

SUMMARY: The year is 1142, and all England is in the iron grip of a civil war. And within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the political upheavals of the outside world. First, there is the sad demise of Richard Ludel, Lord of Eyton, whose ten-year-old son and heir, also named Richard, is a pupil at the Abbey. Supported by Abbot Radulfus, the boy refuses to surrender his new powers to Dionysia, his furious, formidable grandmother. A stranger to the region is the hermit Cuthred, who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia, and whose young companion, Hyacinth, befriends Richard. Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred’s arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. When Richard disappears and a corpse is found in Eyton forest, Brother Cadfael is once more forced to leave the tranquillity of his herb garden and devote his knowledge of human nature to tracking down a ruthless murderer.

The Heritage of the Desert

*“They say I fell among thieves….I’ve fallen among saints as well.”*
John Hare lies dying in the desert until he is discovered and saved by the kind and generous rancher, August Naab. As Hare is nursed back to health on Naab’s ranch, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to Naab’s adopted daughter, Mescal. But Mescal is being relentlessly pursued by Holderness, a man who is not to be trusted. Hare is soon drawn into a web of adventure and intrigue over land, water, and the heart of a beautiful woman, all set against the sweeping backdrop of the Wild West.

Hergé, Son of Tintin

**Tintinology** [tin-tin-**ol**-uh-jee] ** *noun***** **— The study of the works of comic creator Hergé and the cultural impact of Tintin, his best-known and most influential character.
The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper *Le Vingtième Siècle* in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insightful biography delves deep into the psyche of Tintin creator Georges Remi and his public persona Hergé.
Author of the critically acclaimed *Tintin and the World of Hergé* and the last person to interview Remi, Benoît Peeters tells the complete story behind Hergé’s origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin’s popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Hergé’s identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Hergé lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi.
Millions have traveled alongside Tintin and Snowy through books, animated television series, theatrical performances, exhibitions, documentaries, and movies, including Steven Spielberg’s fall 2011 *The Adventures of Tintin*. Now Tintinologists have the opportunity to better understand the complex and sometimes dark personality of Tintin’s creator and his carefully crafted public persona.

Heretics of Dune

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis-now called Rakis-has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now, the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders-fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor…

The heretic’s apprentice

SUMMARY: In her sixteenth chronicle of the medieval monk-detective Brother Cadfael, Ellis Peters throws a variety of puzzles at her hero. In the summer of 1143, Brother Cadfael is torn from his herbarium to investigate the deaths of two visitors.

Here Comes Trouble

Former air force pilot Max Taylor has gained something of a reputation with the high-society ladies he shuttles around on his charter airline service. And the rumor mill has been out of control since he’s become a chapter in the tell-all book written by a late congressman’s widow! Looking to lie low while the courts restore his good name, Max has decided to hide out with his grandfather in the tiny town of Trouble, Pennsylvania.

Sabrina Cavanaugh isn’t the sultry, mysterious heiress she’s pretending to be. In fact, she’s a junior book editor who happens to be on a mission — to nail Max Taylor for the womanizing creep he is. Having worked hand in hand with the loose-lipped widow in writing her memoirs, there’s no way Sabrina’s going to let some spoiled (and hot) flyboy kill her career-making project with a lawsuit.

It looks as if the love of a lifetime is on the horizon.

(source: Bol.com)

Hercule Poirot’s Early Cases

With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in detective fiction. In “The Plymouth Express,” the body of the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist is found stuffed under a train seat. “Problem at Sea” finds a disliked rich woman murdered in a locked room on a ship. “The King of Clubs” involves a prince, his dancer fiancée, and a fiendish bit of blackmail.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
**In *Hercule Poirot’s Christmas*, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.**
Christmas Eve, and the Lee family’s reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . .

Hercule Poirot’s Casebook

For the first time in one volume, the complete collection of fifty stories about Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. The shrewd little detective with the egg-shaped head and the enormous black mustaches was created by one of the great storytellers of the world. Only she couls have devised the cases worthy of his skill, the ingenious mysteries that challenge the reader as well as the detective.
Poirot had a passion for order, for rational thought, and he had a justified confidence in his deductive genius. No matter what the provocation, he remained calm. Although his character does not change, there is a spectacular diversity in the plots and themes of the cases. But whether murders are committed by violence, by poison, or by more subtle means, Poirot finds the solution. Thefts of money or jewels are uncovered or thwarted. Here too are Poirot’s famous adventures against modern monsters of evil from *The Labors of Hercules*. There is variety in the length of the cases, which range from “The Wasp’s Nest,” a very brief tale of a crime prevented, to “The Under Dog,” a story of almost novella length about the trapping of a killer. These and all the other brilliant stories make this volume solid, satisfying entertainment.
Includes stories from:
Dead Man’s Mirror (1937)
Double Sin (1961)
The Labors of Hercules (1947)
Poirot Investigates (1924)
The Regatta Mystery (1939)
Three Blind Mice (1950)
The Under Dog (1926)

Her Rebound Guy

Is she falling for the wrong man again?

Caleb Taggert is exactly what recent divorcée Beck Magruder needs—intelligent, handsome and blissfully uninterested in anything long-term. Her first date with Caleb does not disappoint. Yet after a night of passion, Beck realizes she’s looking for more than just a fling. Saying goodbye to an almost perfect man isn’t easy.

Luckily Caleb offers Beck a deal: no-strings-attached fun, plus free advice for online dating. It’s the perfect arrangement, until Beck falls for Caleb. Suddenly, no other man can compete. What started as a fling has the potential to become something more. But is Beck ready to bet her future on it?

(source: Bol.com)