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Double Cross

SUMMARY: Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game–this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There’s only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience. As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he’s after is a genius of terror–and he’s after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings–and he’ll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.

Don’t Stop Me Now

SUMMARY: There’s more to life than cars. Jeremy Clarkson knows this. There is, after all a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before, he gets on to torque steer and active suspension, he takes time to consider: the madness of Galapagos tortoises; the similarities between Jeremy Paxman and AC/DC’s bass guitarist; the problems and perils of being English; God’s dumbest creation. Then there are the the cars: whether it’s the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, firebreathing supercar, no one does cars like Clarkson. Unmoved by mechanics’ claims and unimpressed by press junkets, he approaches anything on four wheels without fear or favour. What emerges from the ashes is rarely pretty. But always very, very funny.

Dolly Departed

When doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch discovers the owner of the Mini Maize dollhouse shop dead and covered with miniature room boxes, she, with the help of her fellow Phoenix Dollers Club members, must follow the tiny clues to catch a killer who loves setting the stage for murder. Original.
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SUMMARY: New in the “wonderful” (Green Bay Press Gazette) Dolls to Die For mystery series. When doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch finds the owner of a dollhouse shop murdered, she winds up in the thick of a mystery of miniature proportions.

Disgrace

SUMMARY: Coming in 2009, the major motion picture starring John Malkovich Written with austere clarity , Disgrace explores the downfall of one man and dramatizes with unforgettable, almost unbearable vividness the plight of South Africaa country caught in the chaotic aftermath of the overthrow of Apartheid.

Dexter in the Dark

SUMMARY: In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter’s happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter’s Dark Passenger – mastermind of his homicidal prowess – immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he’s being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he’s planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé’s two kids – who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.

The Devil’s Closet

Detective CeeCee Gallagher is no stranger to high-pressure cases. But this one could easily cost her career…and her life. A macabre serial killer is on the loose, leaving the bodies of his young victims made up to resemble dolls. With only a Bible passage sent by the killer to guide her, CeeCee will have to sacrifice everything to find him and end his reign of terror before another child is murdered.

Cyrano de Bergerac

SUMMARY: Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. One of the most beloved heroes of the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a magnificent wit who, despite his many gifts, feels that no woman can ever love him because of his enormous nose. He adores the beautiful Roxanne but, lacking courage, decides instead to help the tongue-tied but winsome Christian woo the fair lady by providing him with flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Roxanne is smitten—but is it Christian she loves or Cyrano? A triumph from the moment of its 1897 premiere, Cyrano de Bergerac has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the world. Its perennial popularity is a tribute to the universal appeal of its themes and characters.Peter Connor is Associate Professor of French and comparative literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

The Crown

From the national bestselling author of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice.

Forsaking her spirit for her heart, Lea, sister of the emperor Caelen, has fallen in love with her kidnapper, Lord Shadrael, a man with no soul. Despite growing attachment to his captive, Shadrael hands over Lea to the corrupt Vindicant priests for the promise of redemption.

But when the Vindicants renege on their pledge, Lea and a gravely wounded Shadrael are forced to escape into the Hidden Ways of the shadow realm, where evil threatens to consume all it touches. Now, in order to survive, Lea has to find the balance between her light and Shadrael’s darkness before the shadows destroy them both.

Praise for Deborah Chester’s novels

“Fantastic.”—The Best Reviews

“Epic fantasy at its romantic best.”—Midwest Book Review

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The Crown (A Pearls and the Crown Novel)

From the national bestselling author of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice.

Forsaking her spirit for her heart, Lea, sister of the emperor Caelen, has fallen in love with her kidnapper, Lord Shadrael, a man with no soul. Despite growing attachment to his captive, Shadrael hands over Lea to the corrupt Vindicant priests for the promise of redemption.

But when the Vindicants renege on their pledge, Lea and a gravely wounded Shadrael are forced to escape into the Hidden Ways of the shadow realm, where evil threatens to consume all it touches. Now, in order to survive, Lea has to find the balance between her light and Shadrael’s darkness before the shadows destroy them both.

Praise for Deborah Chester’s novels

“Fantastic.”—*The Best Reviews*

“Epic fantasy at its romantic best.”—*Midwest Book Review*
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From the national bestselling author of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice.

Forsaking her spirit for her heart, Lea, sister of the emperor Caelen, has fallen in love with her kidnapper, Lord Shadrael, a man with no soul. Despite growing attachment to his captive, Shadrael hands over Lea to the corrupt Vindicant priests for the promise of redemption.

But when the Vindicants renege on their pledge, Lea and a gravely wounded Shadrael are forced to escape into the Hidden Ways of the shadow realm, where evil threatens to consume all it touches. Now, in order to survive, Lea has to find the balance between her light and Shadrael’s darkness before the shadows destroy them both.

Praise for Deborah Chester’s novels

“Fantastic.”—*The Best Reviews*

“Epic fantasy at its romantic best.”—*Midwest Book Review*

Crime

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«*Irvine Welsh è la cosa più bella che sia capitata alla nostra narrativa negli ultimi dieci anni.*»
**The Sunday Times**
«*C’è uno scrittore più distruttivo, nichilista, spietato e al contempo più innamorato della vita di Irvine Welsh? Difficile… quasi impossibile.*»
**Corriere della Sera**
«*Lo scrittore simbolo della narrativa inglese.*»
**La Repubblica**
Un poliziotto come Ray Lennox non è mai fuori servizio. Nemmeno quando è in vacanza a Miami e dovrebbe pensare solo a rilassarsi e a preparare il suo matrimonio con Trudi. Nonostante l’abbondante ricorso all’alcol e alla cocaina, Ray è molto diverso da Robbo, il «lercio» della polizia di Edimburgo e suo mentore di un tempo. Reduce da un raccapricciante caso di pedofilia e omicidio che ha sconvolto la Scozia, Lennox deve combattere con i suoi demoni più nascosti, ma nulla sembra andare per il verso giusto. In seguito a una discussione particolarmente accesa con Trudi, Lennox finisce in un bar malfamato e poi a un festino a base di coca. E qui non può fare a meno di mettere in salvo Tianna, una bambina dal passato travagliato e dal presente ancora più fosco. Sentendo di potersi fidare di lui, la madre della bambina gliela affida affinché la porti al sicuro, dall’altra parte della Florida. Il viaggio si rivela una durissima prova: per sconfiggere il dolore, quello reale, che risale con brutalità dalla sua coscienza, Lennox sa che deve attraversarlo, andare fino in fondo. Ricordo e allucinazione, incubo e realtà si rincorrono in cerca di una soluzione, di una speranza. Sotto la luce impietosa del sole della Florida, Welsh scandaglia le profondità più innominabili della crudeltà e del rimorso umano, con la sua penna sempre tagliente e anfetaminica.
«*Per lettori che hanno lo stomaco forte, ma il cuore tenero.*»
**The Telegraph**
«*Un talento prodigioso per il dialogo e una scrittura affilata come un diamante.*»
**Publishers Weekly**
«*Un’energia stupefacente, un’emozione viscerale, una scrittura che colpisce allo stomaco e al cuore.*»
**The Independent**

Correct Your English Errors

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue!

Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad habits that can leave the people you talk to confused. Correct Your English Errors warns you of hundreds of typical errors learners make and explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future.

Improve your English skills with this fun and comprehensive guide and avoid all the common mistakes, such as:

* Mispronouncing and misspelling words

* Applying your native language’s grammar patterns to English

* Putting verbs in the wrong tense

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Correct Your English Errors offers exercises covering all parts of grammar and provides review passages to check that you are error-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!

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Convincing Alex

SUMMARY: When Alex Stanislaski mistakenly arrested daringly bold soap opera writer Bess McKnee, she decided the sexy detective was absolutely perfect – for her research and for herself. Now all she had to do was convince him she was right…

City of Ashes

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Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (*Entertainment Weekly*).
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
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Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favourite books… Cassie’s writing makes my toes curl with envy. Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles This urban-fantasy series opener spices its fight against evil with sexual tension. Fifteen-year-old geek hipster Clary thought she was just a normal kid, but normal kids don’t see invisible people, and normal kids’ mothers don’t suddenly disappear, seemingly captured by horrific monsters. But like many fantasy heroines, Clary isn’t normal, and she’s got all the secret parentage, dramatic revelations and amazing magic powers to prove it. Clary is a Shadowhunter, brought up as a mundane but born to fight demons. She and her mundane friend Simon fall in with a trio of Shadowhunter teens, and are soon embroiled in a quest to understand Clary’s past – and incidentally save the world. Rich descriptions occasionally devolve into purple prose, but the story’s sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies’ characters. Complicated romantic triangles keep the excitement high even when the dramatic revelations tend toward the ridiculous. Lush and fun. (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews) –Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicle The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful!–Stephenie Meyer Dear Edward and Jacob, I adore you both, but I’m spending the weekend with Jace. Sorry! Love, Stephenie –Stephenie Meyer
A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into […] We haven’t read such a brilliant mixture of razor-sharp wit and humour and spine tingling fear but above all a terrific page-turning read that will have you saying just one more page, then one more chapter and suddenly you’ve finished it, for quite a while. –Love Reading
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Enter the world of the Shadowhunters in this special edition of the New York Times bestselling City of Bones, complete with gorgeous cover art from the Netflix series, Shadowhunters.

Child 44

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A propulsive, relentless page-turner.** **A terrifying evocation of a paranoid world where no one can be trusted.** **A surprising, unexpected story of love and family, of hope and resilience.** **CHILD 44 is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.** *”There is no crime.”* Stalin’s Soviet Union strives to be a paradise for its workers, providing for all of their needs. One of its fundamental pillars is that its citizens live free from the fear of ordinary crime and criminals. But in this society, millions do live in fear . . . of the State. Death is a whisper away. The mere suspicion of ideological disloyalty-owning a book from the decadent West, the wrong word at the wrong time-sends millions of innocents into the Gulags or to their executions. Defending the system from its citizens is the MGB, the State Security Force. And no MGB officer is more courageous, conscientious, or idealistic than Leo Demidov. A war hero with a beautiful wife, Leo lives in relative luxury in Moscow, even providing a decent apartment for his parents. His only ambition has been to serve his country. For this greater good, he has arrested and interrogated. Then the impossible happens. A different kind of criminal-a murderer-is on the loose, killing at will. At the same time, Leo finds himself demoted and denounced by his enemies, his world turned upside down, and every belief he’s ever held shattered. The only way to save his life and the lives of his family is to uncover this criminal. But in a society that is officially paradise, it’s a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer-much less a serial killer-is in their midst. Exiled from his home, with only his wife, Raisa, remaining at his side, Leo must confront the vast resources and reach of the MBG to find and stop a criminal that the State won’t admit even exists. Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge in 2001 and lives in London. Child 44 is his first novel.

Chasm City

**Come to Chasm City and embark on a mind-bending ride through the universe of Revelation Space**
Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who never made a mistake – until the day a woman in his care was blown away by Argent Reivich, a vengeful young postmortal. Tanner’s pursuit of Reivich takes him across light-years of space to Chasm City, the domed human settlement on the otherwise inhospitable planet of Yellowstone.
But Chasm City is not what it was. The one time high-tech utopia has become a Gothic nightmare: a nanotechnological virus has corrupted the city’s inhabitants as thoroughly as it has the buildings and machines. Before the chase is done, Tanner will have to confront truths which reach back centuries, towards deep space and an atrocity history barely remembers.
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Change of heart: a novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **The acclaimed #1 *New York Times* bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother’s tragic loss and one man’s last chance at gaining salvation.** Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June’s eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy’s dying wish? Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love.