Cerimonia di morte
Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Fanucci Editore
Il tenente Eve Dallas sta conducendo un’indagine top secret sulla morte di un collega, un lavoro che la sta costringendo a camminare su un terreno scosceso, in perenne conflitto tra etica professionale e lealtà personale. Ma il baratro si spalanca sotto i suoi piedi quando rinviene, fuori casa, il cadavere di un uomo. È stato legato a una struttura in legno a forma di pentacolo capovolto, braccia e gambe divaricate; qualcuno ha estratto il cuore e squarciato la gola, e infine gli ha piantato un pugnale nell’inguine. La scena parla chiaro, e indica la direzione verso cui guardare. Eve si ritroverà a investigare negli ambienti dei riti satanici e della Wicca, tra magia nera e magia bianca, combattendo contro il suo scetticismo e mettendo in discussione il confine che separa ciò che è giusto da ciò che è sbagliato. L’unica cosa che le permetterà di non crollare, nell’indagine più complessa della sua carriera, è la presenza di Roarke, suo marito, che con la sua mente aperta e il suo spirito protettivo non la abbandonerà quando dovrà confrontarsi con la forma più seducente del Male...
Author: Nora Roberts
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a fan favorite story of danger and mystery. Dive shop owner Liz Palmer has made an idyllic life for herself in Cozumel. But everything changes when her employee is murdered and his grieving twin brother storms into Liz's life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world of drug smugglers, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery…and the passionate man trying to solve it. Originally published in 1986.
Author: Ben Sanders
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman; film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce. After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray. Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him. Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men.
If You Knew Her
Author: Emily Elgar
The perfect life? Or the perfect lie . . . When Cassie Jensen arrives on the intensive care ward in St Catherine's hospital, Alice Marlowe the chief nurse, is fascinated by this young, beautiful woman who strikes her as familiar and yet she doesn't know why. But then Alice is astonished to discover something about Cassie that she has been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family; a secret that changes everything. Frank is a patient on the same ward who has locked-in-syndrome, so can hear and see everything around him but cannot communicate. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie's life is still in danger and as the police continue to investigate what really happened to Cassie, only Frank holds the truth, which no one can know and he cannot tell . . .
Author: Nora Roberts
Naomi Bowes ha perso la sua innocenza il giorno in cui ha seguito il padre nel bosco, scoprendo la portata degli orribili crimini commessi dall’uomo. Da allora la felicità per lei è un lontano ricordo. Col passare degli anni, però, è riuscita ad andare avanti e a ricostruirsi una nuova vita a chilometri di distanza da tutto ciò che rappresenta il suo passato. Oggi è una fotografa di successo e vive, sotto il nome di Naomi Carson, in una vecchia casa disordinata, il luogo perfetto per un’esistenza anonima e silenziosa. Grazie all’aiuto dei gentili abitanti di Sunrise Cove, in particolare del determinato Xander Keaton, Naomi riuscirà a poco a poco ad abbattere ogni muro e liberarsi della solitudine che da sempre la accompagna. Uno spiraglio di luce e speranza farà capolino nella sua vita, insieme alla voglia di poter vivere come ha sempre desiderato. Ma le colpe di suo padre rischiano di diventare un’ossessione: in città, qualcuno conosce i suoi segreti e a Naomi non resta che scoprire l’identità del proprio persecutore prima che sia troppo tardi... Un’imponente storia di forza e coraggio per sopravvivere alle ombre del passato.
The Man Who Planted Trees
Author: Jean Giono, Michael McCurdy
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape-from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water. Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.
Rapture in Death
Author: J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts
Each murder victim died with a smile on their face. The only one who isn't grinning is Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas-because she's got to find out why.
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn introduces the young Mitch Rapp on his first assignment, a mission of vengeance that made him a CIA superagent. Two decades after the Cold War, Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield forms a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—to meet this burgeoning threat abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield’s protégée, Irene Kennedy, finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Among the thousands grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepares him to devastate the enemy with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.
Author: Nora Roberts
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves together passion and obsession, humor and heart, in a novel of two people opening themselves up to the truth—and to each other. For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home. A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be ex-wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all. From the Paperback edition.
Among the Wicked
Author: Linda Castillo
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and her, alone - trapped in a fight for her life. Print run 75,000.
Walk the Blue Fields
Author: Claire Keegan
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Claire Keegan’s brilliant debut collection, Antarctica, was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year, and earned her resounding accolades on both sides of the Atlantic. Now she has delivered her next, much-anticipated book, Walk the Blue Fields, an unforgettable array of quietly wrenching stories about despair and desire in the timeless world of modern-day Ireland. In the never-before-published story “The Long and Painful Death,” a writer awarded a stay to work in Heinrich Böll’s old cottage has her peace interrupted by an unwelcome intruder, whose ulterior motives only emerge as the night progresses. In the title story, a priest waits at the altar to perform a marriage and, during the ceremony and the festivities that follow, battles his memories of a love affair with the bride that led him to question all to which he has dedicated his life; later that night, he finds an unlikely answer in the magical healing powers of a seer. A masterful portrait of a country wrestling with its past and of individuals eking out their futures, Walk the Blue Fields is a breathtaking collection from one of Ireland’s greatest talents, and a resounding articulation of all the yearnings of the human heart.
The Book Jumper
Author: Mechthild Gläser
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.
Author: Nora Roberts
Il lavoro di Lila Emerson consiste nel badare alle case altrui in assenza dei proprietari. Un’occupazione all’apparenza semplice e senza particolari implicazioni. Questo almeno è quello che ha sempre pensato fino al giorno in cui, guardando fuori dalla finestra, assiste a un omicidio: una giovane donna precipita nel vuoto, da un appartamento in cui verrà poi trovato il cadavere di un uomo, Oliver Archer. Le prove fanno da subito supporre che si tratti di un caso di omicidio-suicidio, ma Ashton Archer, fratello dell’uomo e noto pittore, è convinto dell’innocenza di Oliver, incapace, a suo dire, di commettere una tale atrocità. La sola persona che può aiutarlo nella ricerca della verità è Lila, unica testimone oculare, ma quello che nasce tra i due è qualcosa che va oltre una complicità investigativa. I loro destini si ritrovano così indissolubilmente legati in un gioco più pericoloso di quanto immaginassero, dove le dinamiche criminali s’intrecciano al traffico illegale di oggetti d’arte, in un mondo oscuro in cui la vita può valere meno di un cimelio. Una storia in cui Eros e Thanatos s’intrecciano nel più sordido degli abbracci, e l’arte cela il crimine più efferato dietro i bagliori della sua bellezza.
Author: Denise Grover Swank
Book one in the new humorous contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after? The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series: The Wedding Pact #1 The Substitute (Megan's story) #2 The Player (Blair's story) #3 The Gambler (Libby's story) #4 The Valentine (Blair short story) Bachelor Brotherhood #1 Only You (Kevin's story) #2 Until You (Tyler's story) #3 Always You (Matt's story)
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell. In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, Catherine, a beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady Almina’s son, the man who would become the 6th Earl of Carnarvon, presides over the grand estate during a tumultuous time for the British aristocracy. Following the First World War, many of the great houses of England faded as their owners fortunes declined in the new political and social world of the 1920s and 1930s. As war loomed, Highclere’s survival as the family home of the Carnarvons was again in the balance—as was peace between the nations of Europe. Using copious materials—including diaries and scrapbooks—from the castle’s archives, the current Countess of Carnarvon brings alive a very modern story in a beautiful and fabled setting, paying particular attention to the staff who provide Highclere Castle with continuity between generations. From the Trade Paperback edition.