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Vreemd krakeel in Calioforni√ę by Willy van der Heide

By Willy van der Heide

Californië is een schilderachtig deel van de VS, waar ook schilderachtige mensen wonen en infrequent dingen gebeuren. Een van die rariteiten overkomt Bob Evers, als hij, rustig wandelend op een side road in Hollywood, plotseling door drie kerels in zijn nek wordt gegrepen en opgesloten in de kelder van een verlaten landhuis. In die kelder zitten al enkele personen opgesloten, die elkaar niet kennen, niets met elkaar te maken hebben en geen van allen snappen, waarom zij nu eigenlijk in hun kraag zijn gepakt. En daarmee begint een geheel nieuw avontuur, waarin natuurlijk ook Jan Prins en Arie Roos verstrikt raken en dat chicken in nauw touch brengt met bijzonder zotte figuren uit de filmwereld. Arie Roos is enorm op dreef, Jan Prins klaagt steen en been over het verkwistend uitgeven van geld en Bob Evers krijgt het nu en dan challenging te verduren.

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Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

By Belinda Bauer

'The lifeless can't communicate to us,' Professor Madoc had said.

But that was once a lie.

Sometimes, purely an intruder can get to the truth.

Patrick has been at the outdoors all his lifestyles. considerate, yet diversified, infuriating even to his personal mom, his existence adjustments while he follows an obsession with demise to review anatomy at university.

When he uncovers against the law that everyone else was once too with regards to see, he proves eventually that he has been correct all alongside: not anything is strictly because it seems.

And that there were many extra lies in the direction of home..

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Snitch World (Green Arcade) by Jim Nisbet

By Jim Nisbet

Within the new novel from noir grasp Jim Nisbet, the Snitch World in query is de facto made from diverse worlds either outdated and new, populated with the old-time petty criminals, like Chainbang and Klinger, but in addition with the trendy, together with a nouveau femme fatale whose instruments of the felony exchange are from the recent economic climate. Snitch World occurs in a San Francisco of menacing expertise, the place the previous cons arise brief and the crimes of the evening become crimes performed within the gentle of contemporary day—all from the glow of a cellphone. Klinger hangs out on the Hawse gap Bar and Grille, an exquisite undesirable dive the place all he relatively desires is sufficient to have a cup of espresso, purchase a few cigarettes, make it in the course of the day, and discover a hot, dry position to sleep; all issues that may be entire by way of the subsequent effortless grift. Little does Klinger understand that the principles of the sport have replaced, and the stakes are better than he may well ever bet or care approximately. The doubtless easy act of rolling a under the influence of alcohol starts off a chain of occasions that get stranger and extra advanced via the instant. Jim Nisbet, along with his attribute humor and tremendous prose, creates an international the place to belief is to in all likelihood sacrifice all. Snitch World features a fresh interview with Jim Nisbet, in dialog with Patrick Marks, proprietor of the golf green Arcade, conversing approximately writing, publishing, and expertise.

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Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

By Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis reimagines long island urban as a puzzle with the main risky items of all: GUNS.

After a shootout claims the lifetime of his companion in a condemned tenement construction on Pearl highway, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles throughout an condominium stacked excessive with weapons. while tested, each one weapon results in a unique, formerly unsolved homicide. somebody has been killing humans for two decades or extra and storing the guns jointly for a few inexplicable purpose.

Confronted with the unexpected emergence of hundreds of thousands of unsolved homicides, Tallow quickly discovers that he's walked right into a veritable care for the satan. An unholy cut price that has made attainable the increase of a few of Manhattan's such a lot widespread captains of undefined. A hunter who plays his lethal acts as a sacrifice to the outdated gods of ny, who might, readily, be the main prolific assassin in manhattan City's history.

Warren Ellis's physique of labor has been championed via Wired for its "merciless action" and "incorruptible bravery," and progressively gathered legions of diehard enthusiasts. His most modern novel builds on his accomplishments like by no means earlier than, asserting Ellis as one in every of today's so much bold mystery writers. this can be twenty-first century suspense writ huge. this can be GUN laptop.

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Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta (Covert-One, Book 5) by Patrick Larkin

By Patrick Larkin

"The Lazarus stream, the dominant strength within the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest circulation, has despatched rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence organizations. Led by way of a mysterious, never-seen determine identified merely as Lazarus, this more and more in demand staff is assumed through a few to be getting ready a daring strike." "When an assault on a nano-technology study facility leaves hundreds of thousands lifeless - protesters and scientists alike - from what seems to be a cloud of inadvertently published yet gruesomely lethal nanobots, pandemonium reigns. Lt. Col. Jon Smith is activated through Covert-One to discover and discover the reality approximately Lazarus the place all others have failed. As Smith slowly uncovers the lethal underpinnings of the crowd, he quickly learns that the Lazarus stream is just the very tip of the iceberg in a dangerous scheme that threatens billions of lives and may endlessly switch the character of the area itself."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin, Book 4) by Patrick O'Brian

By Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin stories are generally stated to be the best sequence of old novels ever written. To commemorate the fortieth anniversary in their starting, with grasp and Commander, those evocative tales are being re-issued in paperback with shrewdpermanent new livery. this is often the fourth booklet within the sequence. Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay with out a command -- till his good friend, and low intelligence agent, Stephen Maturin, arrives with mystery orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of fine desire, less than a Commodore's pennant. however the problems of engaging in his orders are compounded by way of of his personal captains -- Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity can push his crews to the verge of mutiny. according to the particular crusade of 1810 within the Indian Ocean, O'Brian's cognizance to aspect of eighteenth-century existence ashore and at sea is meticulous. This story is as superbly written and as gripping as any within the sequence; it additionally stands by itself as a superlative paintings of fiction.

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The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin, Book 8) by Patrick O'Brian

By Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin stories are generally stated to be the best sequence of historic novels ever written. Now, for the 1st time, they're to be had in digital publication layout, so a complete new iteration of readers will be swept away at the event of an entire life. this is often the 8th booklet within the series.
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, go back during this novel to the seas the place they first sailed as shipmates. yet Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle send despatched out to augment the squadron blocking off Toulon, and this can be a longer, more durable, less warm conflict than the rushing frigate motion of his early days.
A unexpected flip of occasions takes him and Stephen off on a detrimental venture to the Greek islands. All his previous talents of seamanship, and his proverbial success while combating opposed to odds, come triumphantly into their very own. The publication ends with as fierce and exciting an motion as any during this extraordinary sequence of novels.

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I Will Always Love You (Gossip Girl, Book 12) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and Vanessa went off to stay their lives. Now they're coming domestic for the vacations. much can swap in a couple of months . . . yet a few issues by no means do. It eventually occurred: we went to varsity. We begun over. nobody is familiar with who we've coveted, what we scored at the SATs,where our mom and dad dwell, or once we turned debaucherous. We've realized new issues, made new pals, and perhaps even met the loves of our lives. We've replaced. Or a minimum of, a few of us have. yet previous conduct are challenging to break-especially while confronted along with your former besties and previous flames. With each person again within the urban for the vacations, this holiday is certain to be jam-packed with makeups, breakups, and shakeups. fortunate for you, I'm right here to file all of the scandal because it occurs. enable the video games start! you recognize you're keen on me, xoxo Gossip lady

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The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

By Alison Moore

Shortlisted for the fellow Booker Prize 2012. at the outer deck of a North Sea ferry stands Futh, a middle-aged and newly separated guy, on his technique to Germany for a restorative jogging vacation. After an inexplicably antagonistic come across with a lodge landlord, Futh units out alongside the Rhine. As he contemplates an previous journey to Germany and the issues he has performed in his lifestyles, he doesn't foresee the possibly devastating outcomes of items no longer performed.

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The Nun (Oxford World's Classics) by Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne

By Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne

Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the doubtless actual tale of a tender woman pressured by way of her mom and dad to go into a convent and take holy orders. a unique mingling mysticism, insanity, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it provides a scathing perception into the consequences of compelled vocations and the unnatural lifetime of the convent. A succès de scandale on the finish of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever on account that. For Diderot's novel isn't easily a narrative of a tender woman with a nasty behavior; it's also a powerfully emblematic delusion approximately oppression and intolerance.

This new translation comprises Diderot's all-important prefatory fabric, which he put, disconcertingly, on the finish of the unconventional, and which turns what differently sounds like an workout in realism into what's now considered as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction.

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