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Mr. Murder

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Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin’s imagination is a bit too vivid… One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children—and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he’s a figment of Martin’s imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger’s threat. And run for their lives. But wherever they go—wherever they hide—he finds them…

Mozart in the Jungle

Now a major Amazon.com TV series starring Gabriel Garcia Bernal.

From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for over twenty-five years. She’s also lived the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth, trading sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise of winning a rare symphony position or a lucrative solo recording contract. In Mozart in the Jungle, Tindall describes her graduation from the North Carolina School of the Arts to the backbiting New York classical music scene, a world where Tindall and her fellow classical musicians often play drunk, high, or hopelessly hung-over, live in decrepit apartments, and perform in hazardous conditions. (In the cramped confines of a Broadway pit, the decibel level of one instrument is equal to the sound of a chain saw.)

Mozart in the Jungle offers a stark contrast between the rarefied experiences of overpaid classical musician superstars and those of the working-class musicians. For lovers of classical music, Mozart in the Jungle is the first true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.

**Recensie(s)**

This is the most candid and unsparing account of orchestral life ever to see print… Blair Tindall tells it how it is * Norman Lebrecht * Just because they dress up and play expensive instruments, classical musicians are assumed to behave with chaste propriety. Meet blonde chick in a black frock Blair Tindall, oboist and orchestra muso. Her life in the pits of Broadway, blowing for Miss Saigon and Les Mis, when not gigging at Carnegie Hall or recording for movies, was a dance macabre of performance and party, fuelled by coke, alcohol and promiscuity. — Iain Finlayson * The Times * An hilarious expose of the American musical world. If you want to know the sexual techniques of different orchestral sections, this is the book for you – an X-rated version of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra … Tindall’s book is a serious attempt to take the lid off a world in which the genius in tails is underpaid, undervalued and exploited. Parents of musical children should read it carefully. — Kate Saunders * Sunday Times * A courageous and often entertaining insight into an alien world … riveting stuff … Rest assured that Mozart’s music will never sound the same to you again. — Alexander Waugh * Mail on Sunday * Scathing . . . Its scandalous peek behind the decorous facade of classical music is bound to cause shock waves. — Michael Shelden * Daily Telegraph * A frank, moving and important work… a poignant and fascinating memoir… Many fundamental questions are raised here concerning the role of music and the arts in society. For anybody who cares about the answers, this is an indispensable book. — Clemency Burton-Hill * New Statesman * Candid and intriguing. * Observer Music Monthly * Tindall’s book offers a devastating indictment of the sordid ethics of American orchestral life … her engagingly written memoir offers a rare insight into an unpleasant, cloistered world. — Jeremy Nicholas * Classic FM Magazine * Her description of life in the famous Allendale building . . . is delightful, as are her portraits of fellow musicians and her stories of life in the pit. — Susan Salter Reynolds * Los Angeles Times * A cautionary tale from the trenches . . . An unsparing glimpse into that world of small triumphs, easy frustrations and surprising excess, dispensing dirty little secrets usually reserved for late-night bar talk and backstage gossip. . . . Tindall succeeds at a more ambitious goal: presenting a surprisingly through analysis and scathing critique of the classical music business. . . . This is a fascinating examination of a peculiar culture that provides so much joy while breaking so many hearts. — Anya Grundmann * Newsday *
(source: Bol.com)

Moving Pictures

SUMMARY: Discworld’s pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they’ve discovered how to get gold from silver — the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town (where else?) you’ve probably never heard of.But the click click of moving pictures isn’t just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. Holy Wood’s magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It’s up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog (a star if ever one was born!) to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they’re definitely not ready for their close-up!

Mount Dragon

Guy Carson is a scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world’s foremost biotechnology companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne’s elite desert laboratory, his good fortune seems assured. He is excited at the prospect of working with the most brilliant scientists in the country on a permanent cure for a common, but dangerous, disease. The profits for GeneDyne will be enormous, and the discovery promises a Nobel Prize for the Mount Dragon team. But something very strange is happening at Mount Dragon. For genetic engineering has its dark side… and the hidden laboratory harbors a ghastly secret that puts the entire world at horrifying risk. And when Guy Carson comes to this fearsome realization, it may already be too late… Mount Dragon is a riveting portrayal of the new technology of genetic engineering. Not since the splitting of the atom has a discovery offered so much promise, or created so much danger, for the human race. The risks are breathtakingly real, and what happens in Mount Dragon is not only possible, but frighteningly plausible.
**Recensie(s)**

Mount Dragon is as marvelously complex as any thriller I’ve ever read . . . . It is nothing less than a tour de force! –Stuart Woods, author of Choke A delightfully gruesome yarn and an apt mirror of our love-hate relationship with science. –Business Week The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with The Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror . . . . It’s a grand and scary story, with just enough grisly detail to stimulate real-life fears and characters full enough to engage the attention. –Publishers Weekly Dynamic duo Preston and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre….The thrillfest runs full force to the very last page. –Kirkus Reviews Read this and you’ll be panting for Preston and Child’s next yarn. –Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

Motorworld

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Jeremy Clarkson gets under the skin of 12 countries by looking at the cars people drive and how they drive them. This book presents hilarious travel writing.

Motorcycle Porn

Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories is a book of prime motorcycle images taken by Frank J. Bott who works in Tooele, Utah. Frank is an aficionado of both photography and motorcycles. His photographs of the machines are extraordinary. The images were taken using a large cyclarama with lighting from a gigantic softbox allowing the light to wrap around these spectacular machines. This amazing collection of images––an extensive project of Franks J. Bott to document these unique bikes––contains a considerable assortment of motorcycles from the skillfully customized and hand built to the painstakingly restored to the historically significant vintage to the best-of-the-best. Each has a set of photographic portraits, including fine details, that tells its unique story. These stories are include the motorcycle’s history, customizing or restoring, engineering, beauty, or rider experiences. Motorcycles represented are Ducati, Yamaha, Triumph, Harley, and Honda to name a few. This is a book for riders, owners, dreamers, mechanics, collectors, and all enthusiasts of motorcycles — Frank J. Bott

Motor Mouth

Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby Series #2) by Janet Evanovich
Miami is still freakin’ humid. The nights are even hotter. And there’s a body on ice. And that’s just the beginning of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired ride from phenomenal number one *New York Times* bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
A woman with a taste for speed and a talent for breaking the rules, Barney also knows a little too much about cheating. First there was Hooker and that salesclerk. Now she’s convinced one of the competitors is up to no good on the track. Snooping to find evidence, Hooker and Barney “borrow” a NASCAR hauler. Turns out, the hauler is carrying two race cars and a dead guy. It looks like Barney and Hooker are facing multiple counts of grand theft auto and homicide.
So buckle up as Barney, Hooker, a 150-pound bundle of Saint Bernard love named Beans, and the Super Cigar Ladies Felicia and Rosa shift into gear on a wild race around South Florida and Concord, North Carolina.
Everything you always wanted to know about righteous indignation, stealing an eighteen-wheeler, and sex in the fast lane.

Mostly harmless

It’s very easy to get a little disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about the nature of space-time, the spaceship you are on crashes in flames on a remote and Bob-fearing planet and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and, immediately, all hell breaks loose. Hell takes a number of forms: there is the usual Ford Prefect form of hell, fresh hell in the form of an all-new version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which behaves in an altogether more mysterious, sinister and airborn manner, and a totally unexpected hell that arrives in the form of a teenage girl who utterly startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn’t even know he had one. Much as Arthur would love to stay in his rural sandwich-making idyll, he is forced to set off on his travels once again, this time on the back of a mysterious Perfectly Normal Beast. Can he save the Earth from total destruction throughout all dimensional probabilities? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save the Grebulons from completely myopic junked-up idiocy? Can he save his daughter Random from herself? Of course not. He never even works out what is going on, exactly. Will you? Mostly Harmless: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Part Five: The book that gives a whole new meaning to the world trilogy.

The Most Interesting Galaxies in the Universe

Prior to the 1920s it was generally thought, with a few exceptions, that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was the entire Universe. Based on the work of Henrietta Leavitt with Cepheid variables, astronomer Edwin Hubble was able to determine that the Andromeda Galaxy and others had to lie outside our own. Moreover, based on the work of Vesto Slipher, involving the redshifts of these galaxies, Hubble was able to determine that the Universe was not static, as had been previously thought, but expanding.
The number of galaxies has also been expanding, with estimates varying from 100 billion to 2 trillion. While every galaxy in the Universe is interesting just by its very fact of being, the author has selected 51 of those that possess some unusual qualities that make them of some particular interest. These galaxies have complex evolutionary histories, with some having supermassive black holes at their core, others are powerful radio sources, a very few are relatively nearby and even visible to the naked eye, whereas the light from one recent discovery has been travelling for the past 13.4 billion years to show us its infancy, and from a time when the Universe was in its infancy. And in spite of the vastness of the Universe, some galaxies are colliding with others, embraced in a graceful gravitational dance. Indeed, as the Andromeda Galaxy is heading towards us, a similar fate awaits our Milky Way.
When looking at a modern image of a galaxy, one is in awe at the shear wondrous nature of such a magnificent creation, with its boundless secrets that it is keeping from us, its endless possibilities for harboring alien civilizations, and we remain left with the ultimate knowledge that we are connected to its glory.

Mortal Souls

The Fae criminal element has been quiet in Glasgow of late. Detective Inspector Leah Bishop and her Victorian selkie partner, Dorian Grey, respond to a woman’s last moments in a Bridgeton close. They discover that an age-old sickness is spreading throughout the city, a silent killer. Caledonia Interpol decides to send Leah and Dorian into the Scottish Highlands to keep her safe. Their winding route through the isolated mountains finds Leah face-to-face with old monsters, new friends, and a love that has outlived plague, pain, and death. When Leah succumbs to the illness, Dorian must race against time to save her, and face memories he’d rather leave in the past.

Mortal Allies

SUMMARY: JAG lawyer Sean Drummond has gotten himself in way over his head-with a case that challenges his deepest fears and a co-counselor who challenges just about everything else. Assigned to South Korea as an advocate for a gay officer accused of brutally killing the son of a South Korean war hero, Drummond is teamed up with an old law-school nemesis. Katherine Carson is a curvy, liberal, William Kunstler-like attorney with a reputation for manipulating the media on behalf of her mostly gay clients. Drummond is as distraught to be working with a woman who knows how to push all his buttons as he is to be defending this client. However, it’s just this lack of political correctness that makes him the one man the CIA can trust with its disturbing secrets, and Drummond quickly learns that what appears to be an open-and-shut case is really just the top layer of a deep conspiracy.

Mort

SUMMARY: Terry Pratchett’s profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can’t refuse — especially since being, well, dead isn’t compulsory. As Death’s apprentice, he’ll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won’t need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he’d ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.

Morrigan’s cross

SUMMARY: As a storm rages, the tale of a powerful vampire’s lust for destruction-and of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan to stop her-begins. One of the chosen is a medieval sorcerer whose quest will take him through time-and into the arms of a woman courageous enough to link her destiny to his own.

Morning Glories

The beautiful flower finally wilts.
As if getting kidnapped wasn’t enough, Natalie has the additional blow of Jack leaving her. She is left in shambles, not knowing how to reach out and take what she wants, regardless of the consequences. The only thing on her mind is that she wants her sweet, bad boy back.
A garden infested with weeds.
Jack’s had to make tough decisions before but none have hurt him quite like this. Everything reminds him of the woman he had to give up in order to protect, and with his mother’s condition worsening, he has more on his plate than he can handle.
But even weeds bloom in the spring.
With the looming threat of The Reapers at every corner, whether they risk their lives to be together or risk their hearts staying apart, the result could be earth-shattering…
**EXCERPT**
“I know how things can look after you’ve dissected them, but I want you to remember who we are dealing with. The Reapers had already abducted you even though I went out of my way to hide our association. I didn’t do that because I was ashamed of you.” He ran his fingers through her hair and damned if she didn’t feel adored. “I was having a great time with you, and I was concerned if people knew that a sweet woman like you was messing with me, they’d bother you… and that’s exactly what happened. Do you understand that?”
There were times when she could tell that he was the one in charge because he had no problem putting on that hat when they were together. He had so many different sides to him, and she wanted to know them all.
“Yes,” she answered when she saw the smile creep on to his face.
“That’s my daydreaming Natalie. One day, I want to know all the things that go on in your head.”
“I don’t know if you could handle it.”
“You’ll have to try me and see…”

Morgan’s Mates

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, shape-shifters, light bondage, sex toys, HEA]
Morgan Richards’s boyfriend Nathan McLaughlin is a shape-shifter. This has sometimes caused problems in her relationship, but things take a turn for the worse when he contracts a rare shifter illness. He has shifted into his wolf and can’t change back into a man.
That’s when Hunter Cole and Drake Sinclair, two lusty shifter cowboys, enter Morgan’s life determined to take the place of her lost boyfriend.
Morgan is frustrated with struggling on her own and desperate for a change, so she reluctantly enters a relationship with both men. The sparks begin to fly between them, and what started out as a temporary relationship of convenience turns into burning sex and then passionate love for all three.
Though Nathan gave her permission to take a man into her bed while he was away, what will happen when he returns to find two shifters living in his home and loving his woman?
A Siren Erotic Romance

More Than Honor

Tells how the Harrington family and its tradition of distinguished service in the defence of the realm was founded, and how they discovered treecats. Weber is joined in Honor’s universe by two leading science fiction writers, David Drake and S.M. Stirling.