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The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
Originally published in 1903–1904, The Return of Sherlock Holmes is the thirteen-story collection of one of the greatest-ever fictional detectives. Three years after the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes and his archenemy Professor Moriarty in the torrent of Reichenbach Falls, Holmes makes a disguised reappearance to Baker Street and his good friend Dr Watson.
Featuring one of Holmes’ greatest adversaries, Charles Augustus Milverton, as well as trademark astute logic, forensic science, murder, crytograms and magic, this collection retains all the hallmark brilliance of Arthur Conan Doyle’s best work.
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Retreat, Hell!

From Publishers Weekly

Megaseller Griffin (Honor Bound; Brotherhood of War; Men at War) musters another solid entry in his series chronicling the history of the U.S. Marines, now engaged in the Korean War. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, nicknamed El Supremo by his subordinates, is taken by surprise when the North Korean Army surges south across the 38th parallel. After early losses, he rallies his troops and stems the tide, but not for long. Intertwining stories of literally an army of characters reveal how MacArthur and his sycophantic staff overlook the entire Red Chinese Army, which is massed behind the Yalu River and about to enter the war. Brig. Gen. Fleming Pickering attempts to mediate the ongoing battles between feisty, give-‘em-hell Harry Truman and the haughty MacArthur, while worrying about his pilot son, Malcolm “Pick” Pickering, who has been shot down behind enemy lines. The introduction of the Sikorsky H-19A helicopter into the war by Maj. Kenneth “Killer” McCoy and sidekick Master Gunner Ernie Zimmerman details the invention of tactics that will become commonplace in Vietnam. Readers looking for guts and glory military action will be disappointed, as barely a shot is fired in anger, but fans of Griffin’s work understand that the pleasures are in the construction of a complex, big-picture history of war down to its smallest details: “There were two men in the rear seat, both of them wearing fur-collared zippered leather jackets officially known as Jacket, Flyers, Intermediate Type G-1.” Veterans of the series will enjoy finding old comrades caught up in fresh adventures, while new-guy readers can easily enter here and pick up the ongoing story.
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Griffin is the author of five series, including Honor Bound, Brotherhood of War, The Corps, Badge of Honor, and Men at War–33 books for those readers who are still counting. In this latest book in The Corps, Griffin sets the action in Korea in 1950 during the war. The plot involves a disagreement between General Douglas MacArthur and Major Kenneth McCoy on just where the Chinese are waiting to engage U.S. troops. Another protagonist, General Fleming Pickering, is kept busy mediating the growing quarrel between MacArthur and President Truman. Pickering’s son, a marine pilot, is missing after being shot down behind enemy lines. There are lots of other characters, all keen on destroying the bad guys. Like his other novels, this one is filled with military jargon and tough talk. The setting is worldwide: locales include South Korea, a neuropsychiatric ward in a San Diego naval hospital, Tokyo, Wake Island, the Sea of Japan, and the White House. There also are lots of top-secret memos and military abbreviations but not much suspense. In Griffin’s novels, the good guys always win. However, the author has a knack for smoothly combining fact with fiction, giving his work a realistic veneer. George Cohen
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Resurrecting Pompeii

SUMMARY: Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time.Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored.Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.

Resistance: a novel

From Publishers Weekly

As in her earlier novels, Shreve (Eden Close) affectingly explores themes of love and loss with piercing clarity, once again capturing the fragile emotions of those in pain. Here, however, she moves from her customary domestic, contemporary milieu to WWII Europe?to the Belgian village of Delahaut, where young Claire Daussois and her husband, Henri, are members of an underground resistance movement. When a British plane goes down outside the town in December 1943, the plucky 10-year-old Jean Benoit finds a survivor, Ted Brice, hides him in his father’s barn and then summons the aid of Mme. Daussois. As she has done with other refugees, Claire shelters the 22-year-old captain in her attic. When it becomes necessary for Henri to go into hiding, Claire and Ted embark on a brief affair, a passionate liaison made more poignant by its simultaneous inevitability and futility. With deceptive simplicity and superb control, Shreve evokes the impersonal horrors of wartime and its heartbreaking personal tragedies?often combining those elements to almost overwhelming effect, as when Jean witnesses the execution of several townspeople as reprisal for their resistance activities.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

YA?In December 1943, an American fighter plane is downed near a small village in Belgium. The pilot, Lt. Ted Brice, is rescued by a member of the local resistance movement. As he is hidden in the small attic at the home of Claire Daussois, he becomes acutely aware of the danger to himself as well as his hostess and her husband. A bond develops between Claire and Ted during his 20-day stay that changes both of their lives forever. Through this fast-paced novel, YAs will gain insight into the unthinkable horrors of World War II-German retribution, village collaborators, and local resistance workers. Shreve describes the landscape and the local residents in such detail that readers will quickly become involved in the lives of the characters.?Roberta Lisker, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Rescue

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A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma–streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.
Can you ever really save another person? Eighteen years later, Sheila is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering dangerously off track, and for the first time in their ordered existence together, Webster fears for her future. His work shows him daily every danger the world contains, how wrong everything can go in a second. All the love a father can give a daughter is suddenly not enough.
Sheila’s sudden return may be a godsend–or it may be exactly the wrong moment for a lifetime of questions and anger and longing to surface anew. What tore a young family apart? Is there even worse damage ahead? The questions lifted up in Anita Shreve’s utterly enthralling new novel are deep and lasting, and this is a novel that could only have been written by a master of the human heart.

Repo Men

> In a brave new world, you’ll never have to die . . . as long as you keep up with the payments.
Thanks to the technological miracle of artiforgs, now you can live virtually forever. Nearly indestructible artificial organs, these wonders of metal and plastic are far more reliable and efficient than the cancer-prone lungs and fallible kidneys you were born with—and the Credit Union will be delighted to work out an equitable payment plan. But, of course, if you fall delinquent, one of their dedicated professionals will be dispatched to track you down and take their product back.
This is the story of the making—and unmaking—of one of the best Repo Men in the extraction business, who finds his soul when he loses his heart . . . and then he has to run.

The Replacement

Everything can be replace. Except human love. Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world. Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs I so loved this book – Lauren Kate, bestselling author of Fallen Eerie and beautiful – Maggie Stiefvater, bestselling author of Shiver This is a dark tale that will totally change any preconceptions you have about fairies – The Sun
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Renaissance

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I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. I am an Assassin Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli ? knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.To his allies, he will become a force for change – fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. So begins an epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy. TRUTH WILL BE WRITTEN IN BLOOD

Remembrance

Amazon.com Review

Danielle Steel produces another yarn that defies the imagination in Remembrance. Impoverished by World War II, Principessa Serena di San Tibaldo is working as a servant in the Italian palazzo once owned by her family when the Americans liberate the country. Beautiful blonde Serena captures the attention of U.S. Army Major Bradford J. Fullerton, member of a wealthy and powerful Manhattan family. Following a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Serena and Brad return stateside to continue his military career. Life seems even more perfect with the birth of their daughter Vanessa, but then Brad is killed during the early days of the Korean conflict, leaving Serena with a young child to provide for, and no means of support. Drawing on the core of strength developed during World War II, Serena parlays her beauty into a modeling career. It is her beauty that makes Serena the object of obsession for a brilliant but unstable photographer. Steel spans two generations of women who learn to cope with the hand life has dealt them and to prevail in spite of the odds. A fast-paced ride! –Alison Trinkle

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry… and her heart which she gives completely and forever to Major Brad Fullerton. But not even Brad’s ring—or his child—can protect her from the calculating wrath of the powerful Fullerton dynasty, and the woman who will become Serena’s bitter enemy. Sweeping from the war-torn palazzos of Rome to the glittering avenues of Manhattan and the glamorous world of high fashion. Here is the vibrant story of one woman’s triumphant yet bittersweet journey of the heart.

Remember Me?

Chapter One

How long have I been awake? Is it morning yet?
I feel so rough. What happened last night? God, my head hurts. Okay, I’m never drinking again, ever.
I feel so woozy I can’t even think, let alone . . .
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Oww. How long have I been awake?
My head is splitting and kind of foggy. And my mouth is parched. This is the most monster hangover I’ve ever had. I’m never drinking again, ever.
Is that a voice?
No, I have to sleep . . .
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How long have I been awake? Five minutes? Half an hour, maybe? It’s kind of hard to tell.
What day is it, anyway?
For a moment I just lie still. My head is pounding with a rhythmic pain, like some sort of massive concrete-breaker. I’m dry-throated and aching all over. My skin feels like sandpaper.
Where was I last night? What’s wrong with my brain? It’s like a fog has descended over everything. I’m never drinking again. I must have alcohol poisoning or something. I’m trying to remember last night as hard as I can-but all that’s coming into my head is stupid stuff. Old memories and images from the past, flashing by in random order, like some kind of iPod shuffle in my brain.
Sunflowers waving against a blue sky . . .
Amy as a newborn baby, looking like a little pink sausage in a blanket . . .
A plate of salty french fries on a wooden pub table; hot sunshine on my neck; my dad sitting opposite in a Panama hat, blowing out cigar smoke and telling me, “Eat up, sweetheart” . . .
The sack race at school. Oh God, not this memory again. I try to block it out, but too late, it’s rushing in. . . . I’m seven years old, it’s sports day, and I’m winning by miles, but it feels so uncomfortable to be out front that I stop and wait for all my friends. They catch up-then somehow in the melee I trip and wind up coming in last. I can still feel the humiliation, hear the laughter, feel the dust in my throat, the taste of bananas . . .
Hang on. Somehow I force my brain to hold steady for a moment.
Bananas.
Through the fog another memory is glimmering. I’m desperately trying to retrieve it, to reach for it . . .
Yes. Got it. Banana cocktails.
We were drinking cocktails at some club. That’s all I can remember. Bloody banana cocktails. What on earth did they put in them?
I can’t even open my eyes. They feel heavy and stuck down, like that time I used false eyelashes with dodgy glue from the market, then tottered into the bathroom the next morning to find one eye glued shut with what looked like a dead spider on top of it. Really attractive, Lexi.
Cautiously, I move a hand up to my chest and hear a rustle of sheets. They don’t sound like the ones at home. And there’s a weird lemony smell in the air, and I’m wearing some soft cottony T-shirt thing I don’t recognize. Where am I? What on earth-
Hey. I didn’t score, did I?
Oh wow. Was I unfaithful to Loser Dave? Am I wearing some hot guy’s oversize T-shirt which I borrowed to sleep in after we had passionate sex all night and that’s why I feel so bruised and sore-
No, I’ve never been unfaithful in my life. I must have stayed overnight with one of the girls or something. Maybe I’ll get up, have a shower . . .
With a huge effort I wrench my eyes open and incline my head a few inches.
Sh
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Remainder

Traumatized by an accident that involves something falling from the sky and leaves him with an outrageous sum in legal compensation, a man spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting memories and situations from his past, but when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts reconstructing more violent events. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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Remainder is an intelligent and absurd satire on consumer culture. – The Times Its minatory brilliance calls for classic status – The Independent There are echoes of Beckett, Flann O’Brien too, perhaps, but in the end McCarthy has a precision, a surreal logic and a sly wit that is all his own. It will be a long time before you come across a stranger book, or a truer one. – Rupert Thomson, The Observer Remainder, with seamless prose, endlessly probes the surface of the event, its infinite elements, angles, perspectives, how it comes about, how it can be brought about again, then lived and relived in Ballardian orbits and Beckettian vibrations . . . It will remain with you long after you have felt compelled to re-read it. – Time Out Strangely gripping . . . Remainder should be read (and, of course, reread) for its intelligence and humour. – The Times Literary Supplement This isn’t how we expect a novel to be, but it’s why it’s a very good novel indeed. – London Review of Books McCarthy delivers his wacky tale, an enquiry into authenticity and experience, with persuasive logic and a nice line in absurdist humour. – Literary Review . . . Enthralling, dotted with dark humour and undoubted originality – The Irish Times Its minatory brilliance calls for classic status – The Independent This is a refreshingly idiosyncratic, enjoyably intelligent read by a writer with ideas and talent – The Guardian
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Relentless

SUMMARY: #1New York Timesbestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human natureand the anarchy simmering just beneath society’s surfaceas a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice…. Bestselling novelist Cullen “Cubby” Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children’s book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed “Spooky,” and a non-collie named Lassie, who’s all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn’t let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to himeven if it does appear in the nation’s premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she’d tell Cubby to ignore them, too. Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a careeror a life. But Shearman Waxx isn’t what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn’t take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life. Fearless, funny, utterly compelling,Relentlessis Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherishand of those who would tear those bonds asunder. From the Hardcover edition.

Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

Deepak Chopra presents ten lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity, and disease.
Fifteen years after his #1 *New York Times* bestseller, *Ageless Body, Timeless Mind*, Deepak Chopra revisits “the forgotten miracle”–the body’s infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process. “Your physical body is a fiction,” Chopra contends. Every cell is made up of two invisible ingredients: awareness and energy.
Transformation can’t stop with the body, however; it must involve the soul. The soul–seemingly invisible, aloof, and apart from the material world–actually creates the body. Only by going to the level of the soul will you access your full potential, bringing more intelligence, creativity, and awareness into every aspect of your life.
*Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul* delivers ten breakthroughs–five for the body, five for the soul–that lead to self-transformation. In clear, accessible terms, Chopra shows us how to commit ourselves to deeper awareness, focus on relationships instead of consumption, embrace every day as a new world, and transcend the obstacles that afflict body and mind.
Deepak Chopra has inspired millions with his profound teachings over the years. His bestselling books have explored the mind/body connection and the power of spirit. With his latest book, he invites you to experience with him the miracles that unfold when we connect the body directly to the awesome mysteries that give life meaning–directly to the soul. When you have completed this journey, after reinventing your body and resurrecting your soul, the ecstasy of true wholeness becomes possible for the very first time.*
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Reflected in You

**Eva and Gideon return in *Reflected in You*, the second novel in the multimillion best-selling romance *Crossfire* series by *Sunday Times *best-seller author Sylvia Day.**
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction . . . my every desire . . . mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful . . . except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession . . .
**Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day’s *Reflected in You *will take you to the very limits of obsession . . .**
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Richer and more real to me than many of the contemporary books I’ve read in a while (*Romance Junkies*)
I became so attached to Eva and Gideon that I actually hurt for them. I shared their pain and their joy as they fought to keep each other (*Joyfully Reviewed*)
If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed *Fifty Shades of Grey . . . *[*Bared* *to You*] would be the first one I would offer (*Dear Author*)
**Praise for Sylvia Day** (*-*)
Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you’ve read before (*Reveal*)
Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day (*Amuse*)
A master storyteller (*RT Book Reviews*)
Steamy sex scenes and intriguing plot twists will have readers clamouring for more (*Library Journal*)
Lots of sex and gripping story lines (*Sun*)
Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline (*Dear Author*)
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**Eva and Gideon return in *Reflected in You*, the second novel in the multimillion best-selling romance *Crossfire* series by *Sunday Times *best-seller author Sylvia Day.**
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction . . . my every desire . . . mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful . . . except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession . . .
**Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day’s *Reflected in You *will take you to the very limits of obsession . . .**

The Red-Headed League

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish writer and physician. He was born on 22nd May 1859 and was died on 7th July 1930. He was renowned for his ‘Sherlock Holmes Stories’.His famous work includes: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Valley of Fear, The Mazarin Stone and His Last Bow etc.-wikipedia
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Red Serpent

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After years of exile, humanity has banded together, waiting for his fateful coming… On Earth, the evil Vampire overlords prepare to do battle with him… Both races, enemies to each other, seek to befriend him… For they know his power… He is the Falsifier. In the far future, the last free humans have fled to a massive space station in Earth’s orbit. On the planet below lurk their oppressors: a race of vampires who seek to breed and harvest them like animals. Orphaned as a child, Alex grows to manhood in the shadow of his legendary father who united the scattered remnants of humanity. But as he takes up his father’s banner, he uncovers a frightening secret about himself: he is the Falsifier, fated to bring down the Vampire Empire. As he struggles with his destiny, the vampires abduct him in a surprise raid. With humanity’s survival at stake, Alex must find-and fight-his way back and take his place in history.
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