Boston PI Spenser investigates the perfect murder in this New York Times bestselling mystery in Robert B. Parker´s acclaimed series. She was a model wife and mother, bludgeoned with a hammer on the streets of Beacon Hill. Spenser´s searching for a motive and a murderer-and finding more secrets than meet the eye... ´´Among the best Spensers...Parker´s at the top of his game!´´-Boston Globe
Long ago in London Town, at a time when the muffin man´s cries began the day and the lamplighter ushered in the night, two young orphans lived together in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse. Lucy Wolcott and her little sister Glory have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk stitching blankets and sacks. There is scant little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only ray of light in their lives comes from the stories that Lucy invents, stories about a family she barely remembers, and a lot doll named Morning Glory who, Lucy promises, is destined to return to them someday. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse, the girls flee for their lives to the mean streets of London. There, they desperately try to figure out how to survive. While searching through the muck by the river, Lucy finds an old, discarded doll, which Glory is certain is the long-lost Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll. And how she leads the girls to the most surprising turns of fortune makes for a heartwarming story that brims with love, hope, and the truest spirit of Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000937/bk_blak_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prepared to frightened and spooked by these genuinely scariest places on Earth! The world around us is a scary place. With danger lurking around so many corners, the threats we can explain are often easily quantified and dismissed. Rather, it is the unexplainable, the paranormal, and the strange which present the biggest threats to our psychological well-being. All across the planet, certain places and buildings have come to represent these abnormal and unexplainable phenomena. From ghosts to genocides, brutal murders to witches´ covens, these locations are both hyper-specific and universal. In almost every town, village or city, there is often an area where people are wary. A certain building people say is haunted or a home they know has a particularly gruesome past. People might warn children to stay away. These buildings might form the backbone of some local folklore, or they might actually be condemned and restricted to the public. In these buildings our imaginations run riot and we wonder what could be possibly be lurking down the long, dank, and dark corridors. But not all of these places are created equal. In this book, we will examine some of the most terrifying, strange, bizarre, odd and depressing places on earth. These might be haunted homes or the resting place of a murderous maniac. Some have been created by the evils of modern man while others are tributes to ancient and dark mysteries we still struggle to explain. The one thing they share is their ability to chill you to the bone. But as you work through this list, the true extent of humanity´s capacity to imagine the horrific should not be underestimated. When you are ready to learn about some of the worst places in the world, like the island of the doll in Mexico, the Paris catacombs, the Hell Fire Club in Ireland, the Ridges in the USA and much more...just download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081001/bk_acx0_081001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator’s Martha´s Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator´s shadowy world. Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, Ranjit needs a place to stay, and illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African American Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senator’s wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator’s shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjit’s painful past resurfaces, and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career - and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart, and surprisingly moving, A. X. Ahmad´s The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African American community of Martha’s Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Dastor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001601/bk_aren_001601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A schizophrenic writer, who has just been released from a mental institution, returns to his childhood home, which he had inherited from his father. Though the outside of the house appears to have been well maintained, he discovers that the house´s interior has fallen to ruin. Working his way upstairs, his curiosity takes him to his parent´s room, of which, to his amazement, he sees has been restored to the time when he was a child. Checking other rooms, he sees that they have fallen to decay, but upon entering his bedroom, he sees that it too has not been touched by time. After a night of continuous terror, brought by the appearance an old animated doll, a large shadowy figure, and a few ghosts, his mind keeps searching for the reason why the house is falling to ruin and has recently become haunted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084570/bk_acx0_084570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this M/M homage to the classic novel Valley of the Dolls, Lambda-winning author Ryan Fields introduces us to six gay men searching for love and fame in the celebrity-fueled worlds of Broadway and Hollywood. Wide-eyed lawyer Rush Goodwin abandons his quaint New England life for the bright lights of New York City, where he meets singers/actors Cody and Anderson and their partners, who are all just as young and innocent as he is. When Rush meets his new boss, handsome lawyer Lance Sharp, it´s love at first sight and the beginning of a turbulent affair. As fame and fortune knock on all of their doors, Rush and his friends learn, in their own different ways, that nothing ever goes according to plan. They find themselves seeking the comforts of drugs (nicknamed ´dudes´ to those in the know) to deal with the stress of success, which leads to its own spiral down the proverbial rabbit hole of broken hearts and dreams. But sometimes we learn from our mistakes, and Rush and Lance find themselves when they let go and follow their hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Dunaj. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000154/bk_inbl_000154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The second installment of Neil Gaiman´s seminal series, THE SANDMAN VOL. 2: THE DOLL´S HOUSE, celebrates its 30th anniversary with all all-new edition! New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman´s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. During Morpheus´s incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered thatcould destroy all dreamers, and the world itself.´´--