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Cast Away

***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Witch-in-training Emma Hart is preparing for one of the worst days of her life…the marriage of fallen angel Daniel Starr to the spoiled fairy, Elsa Knightsbridge. Fortunately for Emma, distractions are easy to come by in Spellbound when a troll is found dead near a bridge and an overzealous werewolf is arrested for indecent exposure. Will these incidents be enough to keep Emma from falling apart? Or will one of these situations be her undoing?
*Cast Away* is the sixth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7
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### Sinossi
***Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.***
Witch-in-training Emma Hart is preparing for one of the worst days of her life…the marriage of fallen angel Daniel Starr to the spoiled fairy, Elsa Knightsbridge. Fortunately for Emma, distractions are easy to come by in Spellbound when a troll is found dead near a bridge and an overzealous werewolf is arrested for indecent exposure. Will these incidents be enough to keep Emma from falling apart? Or will one of these situations be her undoing?
*Cast Away* is the sixth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7

The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1890 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle’s first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle’s reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible

The much anticipated follow-up to Greg Green’s first book, The Cannabis Grower’s Bible, brings the same easy-to-read style and in-depth knowledge to bear on a newly popular aspect of cannabis cultivation. Cannabis breeding, long the domain of a select few seed banks and professional breeders, is becoming increasingly popular with medicinal home growers and marijuana enthusiasts. The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible covers the basics and details leading-edge new approaches to breeding that will inform novices and experts alike.

By the Light of the Moon

Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”( *Rolling Stone* ) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique.

Author of one *#1 New York Times* bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today’s readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more.

Dylan O’Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He’s on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him…or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee–before the doctor’s enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police.

Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life…and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery–and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep’s path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they’ll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly’s classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air.

Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they’re running from–or why. Meanwhile Shep has begun exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior. And whatever it is that’s coursing through their bodies seems to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after another. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes–just minutes before the crimes take place.

What this unfathomable power is, how they can use it to stop the evil erupting all around them, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share: secrets of madness, pain, and untimely death. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with precious time running out, begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work “by the light of the moon.”

**By the Light of the Moon** is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us–a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.
### From Publishers Weekly
Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America post-September 11: novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good; that celebrate the common man and woman; that at their best entertain vastly as they uplift. His latest is one of those best, exciting and deeply moving, shorter than usual and also less prone to the overwriting, the flood of similes and metaphors, that sometimes overwhelms his storytelling. As usual for Koontz, the novel opens at full throttle: a mad doctor invades a motel in Arizona, injects both itinerant artist Dylan O’Connor and struggling comic Jillian Jackson (strangers to one another) with an unknown substance that, he says, is his life’s work and will have some unknown effect, then warns them to flee before his enemies kill them; soon after, the doctor is slain by heavily armed assailants. The rest of the story is an extended chase, as Dylan and Jillian, along with Dylan’s high-functioning autistic brother, Shep, dart around the West, only steps ahead of the assassins. Within hours, the effects of the injections materialize: Jillian experiences portentous visions-a flock of birds, a woman in a church; Dylan is overcome by the need to rush to the aid of people in distress (among others, in an intensely poignant scene, an elderly man searching for his missing daughter); and Shep learns to teleport himself and others. (Interestingly, Koontz bases the science behind these developments on nanotechnology, the same mechanism used by Michael Crichton in his just published Prey, an object lesson in how two writers can take the same premise and generate two very different yet excellent novels). The novel’s only flaw is its abrupt ending, contrived probably to allow sequels-a probability that Koontz fans, but also anyone else who reads this novel, a predestined bestseller and rightfully so, will applaud.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
Someone menacing is after itinerant artist Dylan, his autistic brother, and their new traveling companion, Jilly, a stand-up comic who has visions. And they only have the novel’s 24-hour time span to figure out who it is.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Burn Bright

Audrey Whitticomb saved her entire city.
Well, kind of. The superhero Morning Star (who just happens to be Audrey’s mom) might have played a small part, and her sidekick, Leon—Audrey’s sort-of boyfriend, who is gorgeous… and frustrating—maybe helped, too.
But after two peaceful months, there is a vicious new threat in Minneapolis. Her name is Susannah, and she’s a Harrower, a demon hell-bent on destroying people like Morning Star, Leon, and Audrey—the Kin. Like others before her, she seeks the Remnant, a Kin girl who has the power to unleash the inhabitants of the Beneath. But to what end?
Audrey already has a ton on her plate: dealing with her best friend Tink’s boy drama, helping her other best friend Gideon figure out his nightmares, and exploring the highs and lows of “dating” Leon. But when she develops a powerful new ability, Audrey seizes on the chance to fight, despite her mother’s protests and Leon’s pleas.
As Audrey gets closer to figuring out Susannah’s motives and tracking down the Remnant, she’ll uncover more than she bargained for. The terrible truth is staring Audrey in the face. But knowing the truth and accepting it are very different things.

The Broken Window

Quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back in a chilling new thriller from the master of suspense, Jeffery Deaver. When Rhyme’s cousin is accused of murder, he and partner Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information… When Lincoln’s estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect—too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur’s home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln’s relative is sealed. At the behest of Arthur’s wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance—despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme’s team realizes this “perfect” evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company—the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp—seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and cover-ups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub “522.” When “522” learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver’s trademark plot twists, *The Broken Window* will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

The Boyfriend Act

The last thing down on his luck Toby wants to do is go to his sister’s wedding without a date. Especially when it involves spending five nights in his home state of Texas with his dysfunctional family. As if it wasn’t bad enough that he’d been laid off from his job at the bank and was working at a coffee shop to make ends meet, he’s going through a romantic dry spell. With no date and no exciting news to bring back home, Toby is dreading his family reunion.
Liam moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Instead, he manages a coffee shop and can’t quite manage to land a role that will get him his big break. When his coworker and friend, Toby, tells him about his dilemma, Liam comes up with a plan he thinks is genius. What better way to get acting experience than to play the part of his best friend’s boyfriend. Toby isn’t quite convinced Liam’s plan will work, but with enough arm-twisting, he’s will to give it a shot. After all, he has nothing to lose.
To everyone’s surprise, Toby’s family fall head-over-heels for Liam. He plays the boyfriend role so well, it’s hard to remember it’s all just an act. As the lines blur between reality and role-playing, Toby and Liam have to face tough questions about their friendship. Because if this boyfriend thing is just an act, then why does it feel so real? And why can’t they keep their hands off each other?
*The Boyfriend Act is a fun, sexy and sweet romance novel. It is a standalone, has no cliffhanger and a very satisfying happily ever after.*

Bound

**Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of *Burned*.
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*Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares; he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead…*

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He’s been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, Alex is forced to bring the life mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never imagined his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out… **
### Review
**Praise for the Alex Verus novels**
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“Benedict Jacka writes a deft thrill ride of an urban fantasy—a stay-up-all-night read.”—#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Patricia Briggs
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“Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously…Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place.”—Jim Butcher, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Dresden files

“Benedict Jacka is a master storyteller.”—Fantasy Faction

“Fans of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch absolutely should not miss this deeply intelligent, morally complex, and action-packed series.”— *Publishers Weekly*

“Tons of fun and lots of excitement.”—SF Site
### About the Author
Benedict Jacka is the author of the Alex Verus series and the Ninja series. He earned a BA in philosophy from Cambridge University and has held positions ranging from civil servant to bouncer to teacher. He lives in London.

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

About the Author-Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste.He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.-Wikipedia

Borders of Infinity

A NEW EDITION OF A COLLECTION OF LANDMARK NOVELLAS IN THE VORKOSIGAN SAGA. NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WITH 2.5 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT.Three Miles Vorkosigan Adventures! “The Mountains of Mourning” is a Hugo & Nebula award-winning novella. Just after graduating from military academy, Ensign Miles must take on one of his duties as a Barrayaran Vor Lord by acting as detective and judge in a back-country murder case. In “Labyrinth,” Miles travels to Jackson’s Whole on a covert mission for Barrayar as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith. His mission to rescue a top research geneticist is complicated by the doctor’s insistence that one of his experimental creatures be destroyed first. “The Borders of Infinity” finds Miles in a Cetagandan prison camp. But why is he there? How does he handle captivity? And will he make it out alive? About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga: “The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author’s narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended.”—Booklist “[The Warrior’s Apprentice] would work just fine . . . as the introduction to the series as a whole. I suspect that anybody who reads one will be as charmed as I was and want to pick up the rest.”—SF Site “If you love solid space opera rooted in strong character, you can’t go wrong . . . The Warrior’s Apprentice already displays the craft and the heart which would soon make Lois McMaster Bujold one of the most feted talents in SF.”—SF Reviews About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: “Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes . . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order Falling Free Shards of Honor Barrayar The Warrior’s Apprentice The Vor Game Cetaganda Ethan of Athos Borders of Infinity Brothers in Arms Mirror Dance Memory Komarr A Civil Campaign Diplomatic Immunity Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance Cryoburn Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

The Book of Lost Things

**New York Times *bestselling author John Connolly’s unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.** *
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book… *The Book of Lost Things.*
An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly’s latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. *The Book of Lost Things* is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

The Bonehunters

The sixth volume in Steven Erikson’s truly epic fantasy sequence, The Malazan Book of the Fallen.
There’s nothing like sweeping up tag-ends to change the world. The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik slain by Tavore, the Malazan forces pacifying city after city on the troubled subcontinent, and one last rebel army, under the reluctant, embittered command of Leoman of the Flails, is pursued to the ancient and infamous city of Y’Ghatan by Tavore and the Fourteenth Army. Dogged by self-doubt and ill omens, the 14th must lay siege to the city, and Adjunct Tavore must seek to outwit Leoman of the Flails, the deadliest foe she has ever faced.
Into this fraught scenario come both new and familiar characters. Among the latter, Heboric Ghost Hands, journeying to redress an old wrong. Apsalar, haunted by possession and now the principal agent of Cotillion, Patron of Assassins, marking a trail with blood and dripping daggers. Cutter, the killer who had once been a thief in Darujhistan, fleeing a shattered heart. Karsa Orlong, a warrior hunting his destiny. And two old friends, traveling companions, Mappo and Icarium, wandering once more the ravaged wastelands, Icarium seeking the ancient truths of his own life, Mappo seeking to keep those truths from him, at all costs.
All, searching for such fates as they might fashion with their own hands, guided by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone. Alas, the gods are disinclined to be kind, now that knives have been unsheathed, and there shall be war, war in the heavens.

The Bone Collector

The first instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series and inspiration for the 1999 thriller movie starring Angelina Jolie. **Their first case, their worst killer…** New York City has been thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them – Lincoln Rhyme. Left paralysed by a debilitating accident, ex NYPD cop Rhyme has to dig deep into the only world he has left – his astonishing mind – to have any hope of solving the case. With the help of a young police officer, Amelia Sachs, he starts to close in on the killer. But as he edges closer to the truth, the Bone Collector is closing in on Lincoln Rhyme himself. ‘This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .’ – *Independent on Sunday*

The Bodies Left Behind

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. A spring night in a small town in Wisconsin. A call to police emergency from a distant lake house is cut short. Is it a phone glitch or something more sinister? Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her family’s dinner table to find out… …And stumbles onto the scene of a heinous murder. Before she can call for backup she finds herself the next potential victim. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn flees, along with the only survivor of the crime. These unlikely allies can survive only by escaping into the dense, deserted woods, on a desperate trek to safety. And ultimately to a life or death choice. Flight. Or fight? ‘Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb.’ *Independent on Sunday* **
### Recensione
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man. –The Guardian
Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb. –The Independent on Sunday
Full of his trademark misdirections, bluffs and double-bluffs . . . It’ll be snapped up and devoured by Deaver’s legions of loyal fans. –The News of the World
### Recensione
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man’ ( * *Guardian* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
This is not just an adrenaline-charged manhunt but a game of deception and multiple double-cross that keeps the reader guessing right up to the final page ( * *The Times* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
Full of his trademark misdirections, bluffs and double-bluffs . . . It’ll be snapped up and devoured by Deaver’s legions of loyal fans ( * *News of the World* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
Deaver has created a real page-turner from start to finish ( * *Daily Mirror* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
‘A thrill-a-minute wilderness adventure’ ( * *New York Times* on THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND* )
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions. ( * *Daily Telegraph* * )
‘Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius.’ ( *Harlan Coben* )

The Blue Nowhere

DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD. Imagine you’re in a bar. A man approaches you. He doesn’t seem familiar but he knows your past, your job, your hobbies and your ex-boyfriend’s name. You go for a drink. This is your first – and last – mistake. You’re the latest victim of the latest killer. A man who can rip away the thin carapace protecting the secrets of your life – before ending it. Streetwise cop Frank Bishop has been charged with the job of halting the mounting body count. He enlists the help of Wyatt Gillette, a young hacker on the wrong side of the law. They must stalk this faceless criminal through both the real and the virtual universe, combining their old and new world skills to beat the mastermind. But how do you stop a man who knows your every move? You go into the blue nowhere… ‘One of the world’s best plotters – his intricate twists and turns catch out even the hardened thriller reader’ *Daily Mail* **
### Recensione
A lot of the narrative is an added mystery for someone like me who does not find new technology user-friendly, but hackers everywhere will devour it. ( *IrishTimes* )
Another serial killer and the internet both helping and concealing the stunning solution. The murderer chooses victims through the internet, but it is old-fashioned sleuthing that tracks down method and motive ( *The Scotsman* )
Engrossing thriller that also imparts a wealth of computer info ( *Choice, London* )
Another serial killer and the internet both helping and concealing the stunning solution. The murderer chooses victims through the internet, but it is old-fashioned sleuthing that tracks down method and motive ( *The Scotsman* )
‘He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . Recently, authors such as Patricia Cornwell have come adrift when trying to create a fresh formula for their books, but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along. Working against the considerable disadvantage of an online villain – Deaver really has to work hard to make him truly sinister – he has created a high-tech thriller that suggests he need never go back to his Lincoln Rhyme books. But he probably will…’ Publishing News
He has pulled off the considerable coup of introducing two distinctive new heroes . . . Recently, authors such as Patricia Cornwell have come adrift when trying to create a fresh formula for their books, but Deaver writes as if the prose in The Blue Nowhere had been his house style all along. Working against the considerable disadvantage of an online villain – Deaver really has to work hard to make him truly sinister – he has created a high-tech thriller that suggests he need never go back to his Lincoln Rhyme books. But he probably will… ( *Publishing News* )
‘A thriller of a thriller . . . Jeffery Deaver justs gets better and better’ Jonathan Spencer-Payne, Peak Bookshop, Chesterfield
‘Deaver has produced an exciting cyberthriller’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Deaver expertly leads the reader through the intricacies of the California State Police Computer Crimes Division’ Express
‘Jeffery Deaver’s story, set in California, sets out to dazzle and bewilder readers with all manner of cyber-clues and deceptions…a classic detective yarn’ Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
### Descrizione del libro
A killer tracks his victims through their virtual world in Deaver’s powerful standalone thriller.