Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202732

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 965

Who is more foolish - the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? Baba Lavelle is a stranger in New York. A stranger with a mission to break the Mafia stranglehold on the city's drug traffic, and take it over himself. He has no guns, no army of hoods, no friends in high places. But he has the Power - magical, ancient, and terrifyingly brutal. The power that thrives in darkness...

From the Corner of his Eye


Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202783

Category: Fiction

Page: 634

View: 9605

Bartholomew Lampion was blinded at the age of three, when surgeons reluctantly removed his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. But although eyeless, Barty regained his sight when he was thirteen. This sudden ascent from a decade of darkness into the glory of light was not brought about by a holy healer. No celestial trumpets announced the restoration of his vision, just as none had announced his birth. A rollercoaster had something to do with his recovery, as did a seagull. And you can't discount Barty's profound desire to make his mother proud of him before she died. The first time she died was the day Barty was born. January 6, 1965.

Pretend You're Safe


Author: Alexandra Ivy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472252918

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9550

Pretend You're Safe is the new gripping, chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Alexandra Ivy. Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. He sees you... He knows you... And he'll never let you go... First came the floods. Then came the bodies. The victims - strangled, then buried along the shores of the Mississippi - have finally been unearthed, years after they disappeared. He remembers every satisfying kill... each woman's terror and agony. But there's only one he truly wanted. And fate has brought her within reach again... Jaci Patterson was sixteen when she found the first golden locket on her porch. Inside were a few strands of hair wrapped around a scrap of bloodstained ribbon. Though the 'gifts' kept arriving, no one believed her hunch that a serial killer was at work. Now Jaci has returned home... and the nightmare is starting once more. Back then, Rylan Cooper was an arrogant deputy sheriff convinced that Jaci was just an attention-seeking teen. It was a fatal mistake. There's a murderer in their midst, someone determined to settle old scores and keep playing a twisted game. And it won't end until Jaci is his forever... Look for the next novel of page-turning suspense from Alexandra Ivy, What Are You Afraid Of?

Creative Writing

A Guide and Glossary to Fiction Writing


Author: Colin Bulman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745636888

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 6948

All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing How to achieve fictional effects Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech Definitions of major terms used in publishing

THE GREATEST BRITISH DETECTIVES - Ultimate Collection: 270+ Murder Mysteries, Suspense Thrillers & Crime Stories (Illustrated Edition)

The Most Famous British Sleuths & Investigators, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, P. C. Lee, Martin Hewitt, Dr. Thorndyke, Bulldog Drummond, Max Carrados, Hamilton Cleek and more


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Wallace,Annie Haynes,R. Austin Freeman,H. C. McNeile,G. K. Chesterton,Arthur Morrison,Ernest Bramah,Victor L. Whitechurch,Thomas W. Hanshew,J. S. Fletcher,Rober Barr

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026879139

Category: Fiction

Page: 14817

View: 8344

This grand collection comprises over 270 mystery tales and murder cases of the famous British detectives and investigators: Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown Inspector Furnival Series: The Abbey Court Murder The House in Charlton Crescent The Crow's Inn Tragedy Inspector Stoddart Series: The Man with the Dark Beard Who Killed Charmian Karslake? The Crime at Tattenham Corner The Crystal Beads Murder Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Red Triangle Dr. Thorndyke Series: The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook The Puzzle Lock The Magic Casket Hamilton Cleek Series: Cleek, the Master Detective Cleek of Scotland Yard Cleek’s Government Cases The Riddle of the Night The Riddle of the Purple Emperor The Riddle of the Frozen Flame The Riddle of the Mysterious Light The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel Bulldog Drummond Adventures Max Carrados Mysteries Thorpe Hazell Mysteries P.C. Lee Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology Eugéne Valmont Mysteries Dorrington & Hicks Stories Ronald Standish Stories

24 Hours


Author: Greg Iles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043509

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1674

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride as a family under attack takes justice into their own hands. It begins on a perfect night, with a perfect family about to be trapped in a perfect crime... Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this time he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren't going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. They aren't going to let him get away with it. They're going to fight back...

Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 1993


Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: N A L Trade

ISBN: 9780452268579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1520

View: 546

Widely acclaimed as the biggest, best, most authoritative book in its field, this guide has been updated for 1993 and now includes a new feature--a symbol to designate movies available on increasingly popular laser discs. Features 300 new movie summaries, plus expanded coverage of films available on video for home viewing.

Passport to Hollywood

Film immigrants : anthology


Author: Don Whittemore,Philip Alan Cecchettini,University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

View: 375


faces of culture


Author: John Wallace Nunley,Cara McCarty,John Emigh,Lesley Ferris,St. Louis Art Museum,Field Museum of Natural History,Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 3872

From Paleolithic times to have to present, people used masks to add power and mystery to religious rituals, warfare, and entertainment. This lavishly illustrated book, the companion volume to an exhibition opening at The Saint Louis Art Museum, provides a stunning and comprehensive cultural history of these universal human artifacts.Transporting readers across centuries and continents, the authors compare and contrast the use of masks in initiation rites and Mardi Gras, Greek tragedy and commedia dell'arte, warfare and football. The 200 colorplates, illustrating such fascinating examples as African ceremonial masks, the Apollo 15 space helmet, and an Egyptian death mask, make this landmark study as visually spectacular as it is thought-provoking.




Author: Adam Hamdy

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641218640

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6466

John Wallace erwacht und fühlt sich benommen. Orientierungslos schaut er sich in seiner Wohnung um. Und plötzlich wird ihm klar, dass jemand eine Schlinge um seinen Hals gelegt hat. Ein maskierter Mann trachtet nach seinem Leben. Als er den Stuhl unter Johns Füßen wegreißt, zieht sich die Schlinge zu. Johns letzte Minuten scheinen endlos. Hätte er bloß noch eine Chance! Wie durch ein Wunder wird ihm diese gewährt, und er kann sich durch einen Sprung aus dem Fenster retten. Doch niemand will ihm seine Geschichte glauben. Nicht einmal, als der Täter zurückkehrt.

The Last to Know


Author: Wendy Corsi Staub

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062230050

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 585

Townsend Heights is the perfect small town, just the kind of place Tasha Banks longed for when she left her big-city career for full-time motherhood. But now her dream is turning into a nightmare as a serial killer stalks Tasha's friends. One by one they are dying in horrific ways, and terror is transforming her peaceful existence into one of fear and foreboding . . . where evil lurks behind the mask of a familiar face—a face that may be the last one Tasha ever sees.

The Abduction


Author: Jonathan Holt

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781853703

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6622

The girl in the feathered mask was just another Carnival reveller, anonymous in the Venice crowds. When she was bundled into a van and driven high into the hills. Nobody heard her scream. Captain Kat Tapo, of the Venice police, is considered too headstrong to lead a high-profile kidnap case. But Kat has reasons of her own to mount a secret investigation. What she discovers will rewrite the past... and send shockwaves into the present. Want to catch the kidnappers? Join the hunt at Carnivia.com

Fifty Grand

A Novel of Suspense


Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805089004

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6322

Mercado Suarez, a Cuban police officer, enters the United States illegally to revenge the killing of her father in Fairview, Colorado, posing as a maid to gain access to the homes of the wealthy residents and discovering secrets about her father's past that leave her uneasy.

Der Fluch von Pendle Hill

Ein Fall für Frey und McGray 2


Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364118682X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5903

Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer jungen Patientin, die seit Jahren kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wieso hat sie ihr Schweigen gebrochen? Sind die Gerüchte von schwarzer Magie wahr, die in den Fluren der Anstalt kursieren? Inspector McGray geht der Fall sehr nahe, denn die junge Frau ist seine Schwester. Zusammen mit seinem Partner Ian Frey verfolgt er den Mörder durch das ganze Königreich – bis zum Pendle Hill, Sitz der gefürchteten Hexen von Lancashire, wo die beiden genialen Ermittler einem furchtbaren Geheimnis auf die Spur kommen ...

Blockbuster Video guide to movies and videos, 1996


Author: N.A

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 9780440221142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1586

View: 2645

With over 300 new entries added since the 1995 edition, this ultimate video guidebook for all video viewers gives a clear plot summary of each film, an MPAA rating, and extensive indices. From new releases to classics, foreign films to children's viewing, this reference contains over 20,000 entries of films available on video.

Roger Ebert's video companion

1996 edition


Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780836204575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 981

View: 5472

Fully indexed by title, stars, and director and thoroughly cross-referenced, this guide to movies on video also features lists of outstanding movies, new interviews, and full-length reviews