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While the light lasts

SUMMARY: A Brand New Collection Of Nine Previously Unpublished Stories By The Queen Of Crime Now In Paperback, The Book Of Lost Agatha Christie Stories Written For 1920S Magazines Contains Seven New Stories Which Have Never Been Published Anywhere In The World Since Their Original Appearances, Plus Early Versions Of Two Poirot Stories Which She Later Reworked For Book Publication. The House Of Dreams Is The First Story Agatha Christie Ever Wrote (During The First World War) And Recounts The Effects Of A Macabre Recurring Dream On A Man S Life. The Actress Tells Of A Woman Who Turns The Tables On Her Blackmailer, The Edge Is A Gripping Tale Of Jealousy And Infidelity, The Lonely God Is An Unlikely Love Story About Two Lost Souls Who Meet In The British Museum, And Within A Wall Tells Of A Tragic Love Triangle Between A Portrait Painter, His Wife And His Daughter S Godmother. Christmas Adventure And The Mystery Of The Baghdad Chest See Hercule Poirot Caught Up In Some Unseasonal Mayhem, And In Manx Gold, Commissi Oned From Christie For A Real-Life Treasure Hunt On The Isle Of Man In 1930, Two Young Heroes Race Against Time To Discover Buried Treasure. The Book Concludes With While The Light Lasts, In Which A Rhodesian Tobacco Plantation Is The Setting For An Unexpected Visitor From Beyond The Grave& Also Available From Harpercollinsaudiobooks, Read By Isla Blair

While the Boys Are Away

Lucy Felthouse brings you three steamy short stories of lesbian erotica. This ebook contains:-While the Boys Are away – On a camping trip with their boyfriends, best friends Amelia and Gemma are having a great time. However, when the boys have trouble lighting the barbeque, the girls decide it’s time to leave them to it and beat a hasty retreat to the shower block. Once there, they take a seriously steamy shower together and become oblivious to everything except the taste of one another.Beside the Seaside – When Ella meets Candy outside the tattoo parlour, she’s instantly smitten. Candy is cute, confident, and what’s more, she’s recently had her tongue pierced. When Candy suggests that she and Ella should go and grab some fish and chips, Ella is more than happy to go along with the plan and spend more time with her new crush. But it soon becomes apparent that Candy has more on her mind than a good meal and Ella’s about to get up close and personal with the newly pierced beauty.The Inner Circle – When Adele spots her good friends Donna and Josie spending time together and being all chummy without her, she’s devastated. After seeing the two women heading into one of their houses together, she’s determined to find out exactly what’s going on. Peering through the front window of the house reveals more than Adele was betting on, and what’s more, she likes it.
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Whether or Not

Do you believe in soul mates?
The notion that there is one person out there who will fulfill and complete you can either be a fantasy, or a recipe for disaster.
When a nineteen-year-old Channing Wilson met twenty-one-year-old Garth Sawyer, they were still college students; one at UCLA the other Cal-State. The meeting was a hookup, a simple act of sex.
But when they met again, seven years later, and still had that spark, why didn’t the magical soul mate passion kick in?
Perhaps, three times is the charm…because on a chance encounter, Channing and Garth came face to face, eleven years after their first kiss.
Whether or not you believe in soul mates, something special was about to happen.
Maybe sometimes the timing of life isn’t right…or maybe, it’s right on time. But life isn’t always that simple, and as their love affair begins to gain ground, information about the two men is brought into the light. And that information, may be the destruction of everything they feel for each other.
‘Whether or not’…you are ready for love, sometimes, love is ready for you.

Where There’s Love, There’s Hate

A witty yet gripping pastiche of murder mysteries set in an Argentine seaside resort, peppered with literary allusionsIn seaside Bosque de Mar, guests at the Hotel Central are struck by double misfortune: the mysterious death of one of their party, and an investigation headed by the physician, writer and insufferable busybody, Dr. Humberto Huberman. When quiet, young translator Mary is found dead on the first night of Huberman’s stay, he quickly appoints himself leader of an inquiry that will see blame apportioned in turn to each and every guest–including Mary’s own sister–and culminating in a wild, wind-blown reconnaissance mission to the nearby shipwreck, the Joseph K.Never before translated into English, Where There’s Love, There’s Hate is both genuinely suspenseful mystery fiction and an ingenious pastiche of the genre, the only novel co-written by two towering figures of Latin American literature. Famously friends and collaborators of Jorge Luis Borges, husband and wife Bioy Casares and Ocampo combine their gifts to produce a novel that’s captivating, unashamedly erudite and gloriously witty.

Where The Hell Have You Been?

In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured. As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid: unknown to anyone, he was the stepson of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the Allied Commander who had just inflicted the first serious defeat on the Third Reich… This gripping story tells of Richard’s internment in a POW camp in northern Italy – the same camp made famous by Eric Newby – and of his subsequent escape. Having decided to risk making his way back to Allied HQ in the south, he embarked on a gruelling 500-mile journey through German-occupied territory, evading capture again and again and ultimately being saved by a family of brave Italian peasants who jeopardised not just their own lives but those of an entire village to hide him. In the winter of 1943, a year after he disappeared, he staggered back into Army HQ, to be greeted by his now famous stepfather with the words, ‘Where the hell have you been?’ This is a great adventure story – a reminder of a lost age when, in the face of terrifying challenges, a generation rose to extraordinary feats of valour in the service of a cause greater than themselves.
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Where Nightmares Come from

WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM
THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE HORROR GENRE
Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series, *Where Nightmares Come From* focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality—whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.
Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (*Books of Blood*), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (*IT)*, Christopher Golden (*Ararat*), Charlaine Harris (*Midnight, Texas)*, Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (*Tales of Dune*), Craig Engler (*Z Nation*), and many more.
The full non-fiction anthology lineup includes:
* Introduction by William F. Nolan
* IT’S THE STORY TELLER by Joe R. Lansdale
* A-Z OF HORROR of Clive Barker
* WHY HORROR? by Mark Alan Miller
* PIXELATED SHADOWS by Michael Paul Gonzalez
* LIKE CURSES by Ray Garton
* HOW TO GET YOUR SCARE ON by S.G. Browne
* STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES by Richard Thomas
* HORROR IS A STATE OF MIND by Tim Waggoner
* BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE by Mercedes M. Yardley
* THE PROCESS OF A TALE by Ramsey Campbell
* GREAT HORROR IS SOMETHING ALIEN by Michael Bailey
* A HORRIFICALLY HAPPY MEDIUM by Taylor Grant
* INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CONNOLLY by Marie O’Regan
* THE STORY OF A STORY by Mort Castle
* WRITING ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW with Christopher Golden, Kevin J. Anderson, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
* HOW I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR MONSTERS AND FOUND POETRY INSTEAD by Stephanie M. Wytovich
* BITS AND PIECES INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN MABERRY by Eugene Johnson
* THE REEL CREEPS by Lisa Morton
* THE MONSTER SQUAD by Jess Landry
* WHAT SCARES YOU by Marv Wolfman
* PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Elizabeth Massie
* CREATING MAGIC FROM A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER: Del Howison interviews Tom Holland, Amber Benson, Fred Dekker, and Kevin Tenney
* Z NATION: HOW SYFY’S HIT SHOW CAME TO LIFE by Craig Engler
* LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING LIFE: FILM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON REALITY by Jason V Brock
* WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM by Paul Moore
* STEPHEN KING AND RICHARD CHIZMAR DISCUSS COLLABORATING by Bev Vincent
* CHARLAINE HARRIS DISCUSSES STORYTELLING by Eugene Johnson
* WHAT NOW? by John Palisano
This collection is perfect for…
* writers of all genres
* authors looking for motivation and/or inspiration
* authors seeking guidance
* struggling authors searching for career advice
* authors interested in improving their craft
* writers interested in comics
* authors looking into screenwriting and films
* horror fans in general
* those looking to better understand the different story formats
* authors planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
* artists trying to establish a name brand
* authors looking to get published
Come listen to the legends…
Cover design by Luke Spooner. Edited by Joe Mynhardt & Eugene Johnson.
Brought to you by **Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.**
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Where Men Win Glory

The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man’s haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan. Though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene that a ranger in Tillman’s own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman’s wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman’s name to promote his administration’s foreign policy. Long after Tillman’s nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had “probably” been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman’s journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillman was considered a maverick. America was fascinated when he traded the bright lights and riches of the NFL for boot camp and a buzz cut. Sent first to Iraq—a war he would openly declare was “illegal as hell” —and eventually to Afghanistan, Tillman was driven by complicated, emotionally charged, sometimes contradictory notions of duty, honor, justice, patriotism, and masculine pride, and he was determined to serve his entire three-year commitment. But on April 22, 2004, his life would end in a barrage of bullets fired by his fellow soldiers. Krakauer chronicles Tillman’s riveting, tragic odyssey in engrossing detail highlighting his remarkable character and personality while closely examining the murky, heartbreaking circumstances of his death. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer’s storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Before becoming one of today’s most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one of her most famous novels returns to print, the spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Later the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic and ”hard” SF, and won SF’s Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. It is as compelling today as it was then.

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is the winner of the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager

Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager by Shawn DeSouza-Coelho
**Backstage with one of Canada’s greatest stage managers**
*Whenever You’re Ready* is an intimate account of the career of Nora Polley, who — in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival — has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage managers, and productions in Canadian theatrical history. In so doing, Nora became one of the greatest stage managers this country has ever seen.
Here is an account of the Stratford Festival’s history like no other. From her childhood forays into a theater her father, Victor, worked tirelessly to help maintain, to her unexpected apprenticeship and the equally unexpected 40 years of stage management it ushered in, this is the Stratford Festival seen exclusively through Nora’s eyes. Here is an immersive account of a life spent in service of the theater, told from the ground floor: where actors struggle with lines and anxieties, where directors lose themselves in the work, where the next season is always uncertain, and where Nora — a stage manager, a custodian, a confidante, a pillar, a rock — finds her rhythm, her patience, her perseverance, her love, her consistency, and her invisibility. These are the qualities that make a stage manager great and, whenever you’re ready, this book will show you why.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
**Instant *New York Times* Bestseller
# 1 *Wall Street Journal* Business Bestseller
Instant *Washington Post* Bestseller
The perfect graduation gift
“Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice.” –*The Wall Street Journal*
Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of *Drive* and *To Sell Is Human*, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.**
Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.
Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In W*hen: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing*, Pink shows that timing is really a science.
Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?
In *When*, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
On the heels of George Carlin’s #1 *New York Times* bestseller *Napalm & Silly Putty* comes *When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?*—infused with Carlin’s trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. Here we go again . . . George Carlin’s hilarious *When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?* offers his cutting-edge opinions and observational humor on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe! Despite the current climate of political correctness, Carlin is not afraid to take on controversial topics:
* **Carlin on the media:** The media comprises equal parts business, politics, advertising, public relations, and show business. Nice combination. Enough bull for Texas to open a chain of branch offices.
* **Carlin on the battle of the sexes:** Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
* **Carlin on hygiene:** When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I’m not comfortable with this. I don’t want glove residue all over my food; it’s not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?
* **Carlin on evasive language:** Just to demonstrate how far using euphemisms in language has gone, some psychologists are now actually referring to ugly people as those with “severe appearance deficits.” Hey, Doctor. How’s that for “denial”?
* **Carlin on politics:** No self-respecting politician would ever admit to working in the government. They prefer to think of themselves “serving the nation.” To help visualize the service they provide the country, you may wish to picture the things that take place on a stud farm.
The thinking person’s comic who uses words as weapons, Carlin puts voice to issues that capture the modern imagination. For instance, why are there Ten Commandments? Are UFOs real? What will the future really be like? This brand-new collection tackles all that and more. In *When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?* Carlin’s razor-sharp observations demolish everyday values and leave you laughing out loud—delivering exactly what his countless fans have been waiting for.

When the Wind Blows

SUMMARY: Frannie O’Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever….Her name is Max.With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. When the Wind Blows is as unique a story as has ever been told, filled with suspense and passion.

When the Tripods Came

Experience the beginning of the Tripods’ reign in this prequel to the classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series.When it comes to alien invasions, bad things come in threes. Three landings: one in England, one in Russia, and one in the United States. Three long legs, crushing everything in their paths, with three metallic arms, snacking out to embrace–and then discard–their helpless victims. Three evil beings, called Tripods, which will change life on Earth forever.
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When Last I Died

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the ‘Big Three’ female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. When psychoanalyst and detective Mrs Bradley’s grandson finds an old diary in her rented cottage it attracts the interest of this most unconventional of detectives, for the book’s owner – now deceased – was once suspected of the murders of both her aunt and cousin. Does the missing diary finally reveal what happened to old aunt Flora? Is the case of Bella Foxley really closed? And what happened to the boys from the local reformatory who went missing at the same time? As events unfold, Mrs. Bradley faces one of her most difficult cases to date, one that will keep readers guessing until the very end… Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid… If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.
**Recensie(s)**

Crime writing’s best-kept secret * Scotsman * The Great Gladys — Philip Larkin Mrs. Bradley faces one of her most difficult cases to date, one that will keep readers guessing until the very end… * Next Read *
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When in Rome

When in Rome (Roderick Alleyn Series #26) by Ngaio Marsh
Murder takes a Roman holiday
On an exclusive guided tour of Rome’s ancient ruins, a motley crew of tourists gets more than the price of admission. For amidst the serpentine passages of an underground crypt, the shady tour guide disappears, a mysterious murder occurs, and Inspector Roderick Alleyn-undercover on an international drug bust-must focus his keen eye on more than just Rome’s breathtaking sights…

When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him–the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York’s Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood–he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. “All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage,” he writes. “I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: ‘Jerry Weintraub Presents.'”In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU’LL KNOW I’M DEAD, we follow Weintraub from his first great success at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman and Nashville, continuing with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid movies, and Diner, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.Along the way, we’ll watch as Jerry moves from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days), to the power rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White House, to Red Square in Moscow and the Great Palace in Beijing-all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the list goes on forever.And of course, the story is not yet over . . .as the old-timers say, “The best is yet to come.”As Weintraub says, “When I stop talking, you’ll know I’m dead.”With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just for those who love movies and music, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists . . . everyone.