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The MacGregor Brides

**In this captivating story, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces us to the next generation of one of her most popular and celebrated families, as cousins Laura, Gwendolyn and Julia discover what their parents already know — that their busybody grandfather has an unerring instinct for love.**
**Daniel MacGregor is at it again!**
At age ninety, there is nothing the powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan would like more than to see his three eldest granddaughters happily married — and he’s handpicked three unsuspecting candidates he believes would make perfect husbands. But this might be his biggest matchmaking challenge yet: his granddaughters are so focused on their careers that marriage is the last thing on their minds. It’s a good thing this meddlesome nonagenarian has a few tricks left up his sleeve . . .


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******He’s the best cop they’ve got. **
****When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.
**He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. **
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****He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach.** **
**But a man like him won’t get to the top.**
****Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his.
**Unless he kills for it. **
**‘The king of all crime writers’**
*****Sunday Express*
### Recensione
**Praise for *Macbeth*:
**“Inventive and deeply satisfying…[Nesbo] offers a dark but ultimately hopeful *Macbeth*, one suited to our troubled times.” 
—James Shapiro, *New York Times Book Review* (cover)
“Nesbo manages the balancing act of being true to the original play without slighting his own interests as a writer: bleak settings, loyalty (or the lack thereof) among crooks, clever escapes from tight spots, the affinities between policemen and the criminals they chase.”
—*The Washington Post***
**”Nesbø has adhered to his contract, delivering a book that plays off of Shakespeare’s work but succeeds as his own.”
“The legions of readers who adore the dark Scandinavian noir of Jo Nesbø will also love *Macbeth*, his adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play.”
—*USA Today*
“*Macbeth* is a modern-day drug-war, power-struggle, double-cross, lawmen-versus-gangsters recast of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.”
—*Associated Press*

“Nesbø infuses the mythic elements of the tragedy with bold strokes of horrific, Don Winslow–like drug-war realism. The result displays in a strikingly original way both the timelessness of Shakespeare’s art and the suppleness of noir to range well beyond the strictures of formula.”
—*Booklist* (starred)
Praise for Jo Nesbø: **

“Jo Nesbø is my new favorite thriller writer.”
—Michael Connelly

“Nesbø’s much-heralded gifts are on display–using his talent for conjuring the chilly Munch-like atmospherics of Oslo in the winter and his eye for grisly, alarming details that slam home the horror of the evil that men do.”
—*New York Times Book Review*

“The world is dark and frozen, according to Nordic noir, and so is the human heart. But it’s the magic Nesbø works with the genre’s tropes that matters. . . . [He] might be my favorite of the lot.”
—*Chicago Tribune*
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“Nesbø writes like an angel. As in Lucifer.”
—*The Philadelphia Inquirer*

“Nesbø explores the darkest criminal minds with grim delight and puts his killers where you least expect to find them. . . . His novels are maddeningly addictive.”
—*Vanity Fair*
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“In the crowded field of Scandinavian crime fiction, Nesbø’s books stand out. . . . Nesbø likes to rip plots up . . . to play with the conventions of his genre.”
—*The New Yorker*
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“[Nesbø is] the writer most likely to take the ice-cold crown in the critically acclaimed—and now bestselling—category of Nordic noir.”
—*Los Angeles Times*
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“I am the world’s greatest living crime writer. [Jo Nesbø] is a man who is snapping at my heels like a rabid pitbull poised to take over my mantle when I dramatically pre-decease him.”
—James Ellroy

“The next Munch or Ibsen could be Jo Nesbø”
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### Descrizione del libro
**The gripping new thriller from the author of *The* *Snowman ***
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Lusus Naturae: A Dark Days Club Novella

Experience Lord Carlston and Lady Helen’s first meeting from Lord Carlston’s point of view in this compelling novella, a companion to The Dark Days Club.

Combining Jane Austen’s high society and Cassandra Clare’s supernatural underworld, Alison Goodman’s Lady Helen trilogy will delight fans of historical fiction and fantasy. Now readers can enjoy an exclusive insight into Lord Carlston’s world and his initial perceptions of much-loved heroine Lady Helen in this novella.

London, April 1812. Lord Carlston, a man of dubious reputation and infuriating manners, has recently returned from the Continent. He is in London to assess whether Lady Helen Wrexhall has inherited her mother’s Reclaimer abilities, which would mark her as a protector of society. These abilities would also take Lady Helen from the glittering ballrooms and bright lights of her first Season into a world of demonic creatures and deadly power. Not the usual aspirations for a young lady in Regency society…

Perfect for longstanding fans and readers new to the series, the novella also includes a chapter from The Dark Days Club, so you can experience the same scene from Lady Helen’s point of view.

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Luring a Lady

SUMMARY: Nothing in Sydney Hayward’s background of wealth and privilege prepared her to take the helm of her family’s corporation. And her new responsibilities left no room for complications. Earthly and entirely masculine, Mikahil came from a world entirely different from her own but the way she felt when he put his strong, work-hardened hands on her was wreaking havoc with Sydney’s resolve…

The Lunatic Cafe

‘You don’t volunteer for slugfests with vampires. It shortens your life expectancy.’And you don’t fall in love with a werewolf. It interferes with your work. Especially when you’re a preternatural expert, like me. My name is Anita Blake. My business brings me up close and personal with all shapes and sizes of monsters. And not all of them want to kill me.Take, for instance, the local pack of lycanthrops – they’re werewolves to you. A number of them are missing, and they’ve come to me for help. Maybe because I’m dating the leader of the pack. I’ve survived a lot – from jealous vampires to killer zombies – but this love thing may kill me yet.

Luminosa tenebra

Estate 1808. Nel caldo soffocante l’esercito napoleonico occupa la Prussia e tenta di mettere le mani sulla sua ricchezza piú grande: l’ambra. Ma una maledizione sembra calare sulle raccoglitrici della preziosa resina, donne forti e splendide che cadono sotto i colpi di un assassino efferato e maniacale.
Mentre i loro corpi, lasciati nudi e stranamente mutilati sulle spiagge del Baltico, sembrano comporre un oscuro disegno, spetta di nuovo a Stiffeniis, il detective allievo di Kant, affrontare l’ignoto, e un pericolo piú vicino di quanto lui stesso possa immaginare.

Torna il procuratore Hanno Stiffeniis, che il lettore ha già incontrato nel fortunato Critica della ragion criminale. Questa volta si mette, per conto della Grande Armée, sulle tracce di un killer ossessivo. Con la fredda ostilità tra prussiani e francesi che si fonde con i nuovi entusiasmi per la scienza e le piú ancestrali paure pagane.
Su tutto, onnipresente, l’ambra. Fonte di ricchezza e cupidigia, finestra su un passato lontano, speranza di rivalsa per il presente. Avrà bisogno di affinare ogni sua facoltà, Stiffeniis, per allontanare dalle sensuali ragazze dell’ambra la minaccia di una mente che sembra coniugare la luce della ragione con la piú crudele e primordiale tenebra.

‘Michael Gregorio ha scritto un altro thriller storico meravigliosamente gotico, il suo migliore in assoluto, che apre una finestra sulla storia da un punto di vista inedito’.

‘Luminosa tenebra è uno di quei libri che ogni vero fan di crime amerà. Questo è il terzo libro e anche il migliore della serie scritta dalla coppia di marito e moglie Michael Jacob e Daniela De Gregorio… Intelligente, abilmente costruito e scritto in modo elegante’.
Boston Globe and Mail

‘Divertimento granguignolesco’.

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Lullaby: a novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of **Poems and Rhymes from Around the World**, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest.Written with a style and imagination that could only come from Chuck Palahniuk, **Lullaby** is the latest outrage from one of our most exciting writers at work today.

Luke’s Present

A Morning Report story

Lost Cow Ranch foreman Simon Bryan is worried about Luke, his boss and possessive partner of twelve years. Reeling from the flood that took his horse, Luke has postponed surgery on his knee, and his nightmares have been escalating. Worse, he is pulling away from Simon emotionally. Desperate to help his lover cope, Simon plans a special Christmas gift, but it is Luke’s present that changes their relationship forever.

(source: Bol.com)

Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn

Earth officials were hard on the heels of the mysterious Sirian spy, Agent X, when he blasted off in a stolen spaceship. But before they could catch him, the master spy jettisoned the capsule that held his report into the icy rings of Saturn. In a flash, Lucky Starr and Bigman Jones found themselves in a race with the Sirian war fleet to recover it.
When the Sirians couldn’t find the capsule, they kidnapped Lucky and Bigman, bringing them to their secret military base on Titan. There the arrogant Sirian commander offered Lucky a terrible choice: turn traitor to Earth—or Bigman would die!
It was not an idle threat.

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids

The spaceship TSS Waltham Zachary has been taken by pirates based in the asteroid belt. Lucky Starr deliberately plans his own capture by the pirates so that he can take his revenge, as the pirates murdered his parents.

Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus

In the city of Aphrodite, beneath the oceans of Venus, a growing power is struggling to control the minds of the men from other planets. Before he can save the city from flooding, Lucky Starr must discover who is trying to steal the planet’s most important formulas and who set up Lucky’s best friend to look like the thief.

Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter

Lucky Starr and Bigman Jones journey to the remote moons of Jupiter to find the spy who is leaking the vital secrets of the hyperatomic engines of a prototype spaceship to the enemy Sirians

Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury

From Wikipedia–
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury is the fourth novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in March 1956. Since 1972, reprints have included a foreword by Asimov explaining that advancing knowledge of conditions on Mercury have rendered some of the novel’s descriptions of that world inaccurate.
Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet

LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification: Exams 101 and 102

**Updated for the latest LPIC-1 Exams 101 and 102**
The LPIC-1 certification measures your understanding of the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market continues to grow, so does the demand for certified Linux administrators. Prepare for the latest versions of the LPIC-1 exams 101 and 102 with the new edition of this detailed Study Guide. This practical book covers key Linux administration topics and all exam objectives and includes real-world examples and review questions to help you practice your skills. In addition, you’ll gain access to a full set of online study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more.
* Prepares candidates to take the Linux Professional Institute exams 101 and 102 and achieve their LPIC-1 certification
* Covers all exam objectives and features expanded coverage on key topics in the exam
* Includes real-world scenarios, and challenging review questions
* Gives you online access to bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary
* Topics include system architecture, installation, GNU and Unix commands, Linux filesystems, essential system services, networking fundamentals, security, and more
Approach the LPIC-1 certification exams with confidence, with *LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, Third Edition*.

Low-Fat Top Secret Recipes

**#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series with more than 4 million books sold!

Todd Wilbur**, the irrepressible restaurant recipe knockoff artist, is back. Thanks to Wilbur’s latest Top Secret mission—to re-create some of America’s most popular food products without the fat—readers can now feast guilt-free on their favorite snacks. The easy-to-follow recipes, along with Wilbur’s patented blueprint illustrations, are guaranteed to produce healthier homemade treats that taste identical to the real thing—like Nabisco Reduced-Fat Oreo Cookies or Entenmann’s Light Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls. Wilbur also tackles some familiar restaurant delights, including Bennigan’s Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, McDonald’s Arch Deluxe and Egg McMuffin, and Wendy’s Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pita—concocting them all at a fraction of the calories and at a fraction of the cost. Once again, the intrepid Todd Wilbur goes where no food writer has gone before—and proves that when it comes to providing recipes for food that diners really want to eat, he is the peoples’ choice.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Low Carb On The Go

Trying to cut carbs? Want to enjoy fresh, filling lunches on the go?

Plan your low-carb diet and stick to it by creating more than 80 delicious, healthy meals and snacks to eat at work, on the road, or at home. Low-carb eating is a sustainable lifestyle choice for an increasing number of people looking to lose weight, keep their blood sugar stable, or simply avoid the afternoon carb coma.

Low Carb on the Go makes fitting a low-carb diet into your busy day as easy as possible with more than 80 recipes modern, vegetable, and protein-packed recipes such as chia seed and turmeric pudding, coconut and vanilla energy balls, and chicken teriyaki with cauliflower rice. Discover tips and tricks for healthy meal prep, and the best way to store and transport your low-carb lunch to keep it tasting fresh. Each recipe contains nutritional information, including the all-important carb count, as well as a handy guide to the prep time and equipment you’ll need.

With Low Carb on the Go you can plan your low-carb diet and stick to it with delicious, healthy meals and snacks for anytime, anywhere.

(source: Bol.com)