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Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Beloved, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

When a check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?

Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” (Chicago Tribune), continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.

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Lightning

Aided through many crises throughout her life by the almost miraculous intervention of a stranger, Laura Shane learns the nature of her awesome destiny when, on her thirtieth birthday, the stranger finally requests her help. Reissue.
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Lightning is gripping…fast-paced and satisfying. Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention. Romance, action and suspense…holds the reader through sheer momentum. Praise for Lightning -Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining.—The Associated Press -Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention…There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones.—The New York Times -Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum.—The Washington Post -Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down.—The Orlando Sentinel -A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read.—The Philadelphia Inquirer -Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills.—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy.—New York Daily News Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. –Associated Press Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum. –The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down. –The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. –The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy. –New York Daily News More Praise for Dean Koontz Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth. –The Seattle Times Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose….’Serious’ writers…might do well to examine his technique. –The New York Times Book Review Lyrical writing and compelling characters…Koontz stands alone. –Associated Press In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz…is among these artisans. –Suspense Magazine [Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match. –Los Angeles Times Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America…novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good…[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift. –Publishers Weekly Praise for Lightning Brilliant…a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining. –The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader’s attention…There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. –The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense…holds the reader through the sheer momentum. –The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end…impossible to put down. –The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror…a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. –The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy. –New York Daily News Praise for Lightning Brilliant a spine-tingling tale both challenging and entertaining. The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader s attention There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense holds the reader through the sheer momentum. The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end impossible to put down. The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It s a mix to tingle any reader s fancy. New York Daily News Praise for Lightning Brilliant a spine-tingling tale both challenging and entertaining. The Associated Press Mr. Koontz quickly grabs the reader s attention There are enough imaginative twists here, along with likable characters, to win him new fans and please old ones. The New York Times Romance, action, and suspense holds the reader through the sheer momentum. The Washington Post Crackles with excitement from beginning to end impossible to put down. The Orlando Sentinel A master of terror a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read. The Philadelphia Inquirer Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lightning sizzles. Wow! It s a mix to tingle any reader s fancy. New York Daily News
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The Last Honest Woman

Abigail O’Hurley Rockwell was a desperate woman. Journalist Dylan Crosby was going to start digging up her past for the book he was writing about her infamous late husband. It was just research to him, but to her it was a painful reality that had to be kept under lock and key for the sake of her children. Abby would do anything to keep their world safe – no matter how compelling Dylan’s promises might be…” – back cover.

Koko

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Bestselling author Peter Straub’s **Koko** is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.**Koko**. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
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Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space

A thrilling nonfiction tour of the cosmos that brings the universe down to Earth, from one of the all-time masters of science fiction.

No one makes sense out of science like Isaac Asimov. Are you puzzled by pulsars? Baffled by black holes? Bewildered by the big bang? If so, here are succinct, crystal-clear answers to more than one hundred of the most significant questions about the essential nature of the universe—questions that have fired the imagination since the beginning of history.

Over the course of this fantastic voyage, the origins, the discoveries, and the stunning achievements of astronomy will unfold before your eyes. You will experience close encounters with giant planets, exploding stars, distant galaxies, and more. For anyone who has ever asked the ultimate questions, who has ever looked up at the sky and asked What in heaven is going on?, Isaac Asimov’s unique vision, skill, and authority will bring the big picture into focus.

“A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory.”—Library Journal

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Heaven Cent

In the mind of Xanth’s precious shapeshifting Prince Dolph, the perfect way to see the world is to search for the missing sorcerer, Humfrey. Setting off with his faithful companion, Marrow, an enchanted skeleton, Dolph will penetrate an island of illusion, escape a goblin kingdom, outwit a husband-hungry mermaid, save Marrow from bone-starved harpies, and find romance with a slinky snake princess–all on his way to discovering a magic coin with all the answers!

The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich
From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author comes a revised, repackaged novel sure to please her many fans. She writes “high speed comic mayhem” (*Detroit Free Press*); she’s “a blast of fresh air” (*Washington Post*); “side-splitting funny” (*Publishers Weekly*) and “a winner” (*Glamour*). In other words, she’s Janet Evanovich.
Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn’t prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer’s pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive. Could he teach her there was time to make butterscotch pudding and let herself be loved?

For Love of Evil

The Man Who Would Be SatanParry was a gifted musician and an apprentice in the arts of White Magic. But his life of sweet promise went disastrously awry following the sudden, violent death of his beloved Jolie.Led down the twisted path of wickedness and depravity by Lilah the harlot demoness, Parry thrived — first as a sorceror, then as a monk, and finally as a feared inquisitor.But it wasn’t until his mortal flame was extinguished that Parry found his true calling — as the Incarnation of Evil. And, at the gates of Hell, he prepared to wage war on the master himself — Lucifer, the dark lord — with dominion over the infernal realms the ultimate prize!
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Fireflies

Fireflies: A Father’s Classic Tale of Love and Loss by David Morrell
Morrell recounts the powerful story of watching his 15-year-old son wage a heroic but doomed struggle with bone cancer–an unforgettable story of fierce love, impenetrable loss, and an unexpected, breathtaking encounter with the miraculous.

Crocodile on the Sandbank

SUMMARY: Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody has not only inherited her father’s fortune, but she is also blessed with his strong will as well. Now she’s headed for Cairo, accompanied by a girl with a tarnished past, to indulge her passion for Egyptology. Little did she know that murder and a homicidal mummy lay in wait for her.

Com Endless Dark Gr

The young man named Gord had known for some time that his role in the fate of his world is crucial, perhaps even pivotal. At the same time, he has been troubled by a lack of knowledge about his heritage. In Come Endless Darkness, the sequel to Sea of Death, everything becomes brutally clear to him. Gord is reunited with his old friends Gellor, Chert, and Curley Greenleaf, and leads them into an unearthly realm where death threatens at every step. They must find and vanquish the inhuman beast who is working to unleash the power of Ultimate Evil on the world — and if they succeed, Gord will also have his revenge against the murderer of his mother and father!

Cabal

A fabulous journey through the mind of the master of dark imaginative fiction, Clive Barker. The nightmare had begun…. Boone knew that there was no place on this earth for him now; no happiness here, not even with Lori. He would let Hell claim him, let Death take him there. But Death itself seemed to shrink from Boone. No wonder, if he had indeed been the monster who had shattered, violated and shredded so many others’ lives. And Decker had shown him the proof – the hellish photographs where the last victims were forever stilled, splayed in the last obscene moment of their torture. Boone’s only refuge now was Midian – that awful, legendary place in which gathered the half-dead, the Nightbreed…

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Butcher’s Crossing

«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.
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«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.

Azazel

This story collection contains: The Two-Centimeter Demon; One Night of Song; The Smile That Loses; To the Victor; The Dim Rumble; Saving Humanity; A Matter of Principle; The Evil Drink Does; Writing Time; Dashing Through the Snow; Logic is Logic; He Travels the Fastest; The Eye of the Beholder; More Things in Heaven and Earth; The Mind’s Construction; The Flights of Spring; Galatea; and Flight of Fancy. Cover by Robert Goldstrum. In 1986, Isaac Asimov was presented with the Nebula Grand Masters Award for lifetime achievement.

Tendra és la nit

Novel·la d’amor, de desesperança i d’il·lusió alhora, Tendra és la nit és un magnífic text que despulla amb força i tendresa l’imaginari de l’amor.