The Black Spider

Author: Jeremias Gotthelf
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176952
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An NYRB Classics Original It is a sunny summer Sunday in a remote Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a lovely old farmhouse. One of the guests notes an anomaly in the fabric of the venerable edifice: a blackened post that has been carefully built into a trim new window frame. Thereby hangs a tale, one that, as the wise old grandfather who has lived all his life in the house proceeds to tell it, takes one chilling turn after another, while his audience listens in appalled silence. Featuring a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who must render him service, an irreverent young woman who will stop at nothing, a mysterious stranger with a red beard and a green hat, and, last but not least, the black spider, the tale is as riveting and appalling today as when Jeremias Gotthelf set it down more than a hundred years ago. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or of evil at large in society (Thomas Mann saw it as foretelling the advent of Nazism), or as a vision, anticipating H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There’s no question, in any case, that it is unforgettably creepy.

Michael Jackson The Diary Of A Fan

Author: Franck Vidiella
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 2366680236
Size: 44.82 MB
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«On june 25th of 2009, a fan of Michael Jackson learns of the death of his idol, live on CNN. The shock is appalling. Two weeks later, despite the deep sadness that tortures him, he decides to fly to London where a commemoration is going to be held by the English fan-club, the day Michael was supposed to make his long-waited come-back. He hopes this event can be the first step in the mourning process, that will permit him to begin a new life without MJ. Unfortunately, the London experience becomes a nightmare : the pain and the emotions are too intense. Now, he will have to overcome a long and exhausting depressive phase, that will force him to travel around the world in the hope of overcoming his sorrow. Wherever he goes, from London to Tokyo, Moscow to Bilbao, he is still possessed by the memory of Michael...»

Nobody Move

Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429959711
Size: 54.31 MB
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From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres—the American crime novel—but with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson's own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.

Forget Me Not

Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420133152
Size: 76.36 MB
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Letting Go Of The Past With a popular comic strip, card line, and children's cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Even though she still lives in the New Jersey house where she grew up, Lucy has had little contact with her parents since they moved to Florida five years ago. Finding Joy In The Present Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives. She has no way to explain the mysterious safe in their bedroom, with its cache of fake passports, cash, and weapons. What secrets were the Brightons keeping? Were they even who they claimed to be? The answers will shatter everything she once believed about her parents--and about herself. Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels "Tirelessly inventive and entertaining." --Booklist on Up Close and Personal "Fast-moving. . .entertaining. . .a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun." --Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender "A knockout story." --Publishers Weekly on Dear Emily

Pattern Of Wounds A Roland March Mystery Book 2

Author: J. Mark Bertrand
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441232281
Size: 29.65 MB
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For Detective Roland March, his latest case has become personal. March doesn't know the young female who was stabbed to death, but he thinks he recognizes the crime scene. Nearly ten years ago, March gained national fame as the subject of a true-crime book. But now this crime scene bears eerie similarities to that one. And whispers begin to emerge that March may have put the wrong man behind bars. Worse, Houston may now have a serial killer on the loose. As more cases emerge that seem connected, and threats against March and those closest to him build, he must solve the case--rescuing not only the city but his own reputation as a homicide cop.

Widukind S Heart

Author: R. David Cummins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537756325
Size: 11.56 MB
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Michel's father died in a bank robbery when Michel was four years old. Now, at fourteen, he is often angry and gets into fights. He also learns that his mother's boyfriend and his daughter are moving in. It seems as if things are just getting worse and worse when Michel finds an item that his father had hidden. It gives him special abilities and protection, but it apparently does not endow him with luck. Just as Michel is starting to enjoy his new super powers, he loses them again. Michel tells us this story of adventure, friendship, conflict and secret magic -- a book for young readers.