Flowers over the Inferno

Flowers over the Inferno
Author: Ilaria Tuti
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781641290692
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this thrilling series debut set in the Italian Alps, an instinct-driven detective won't let her aging body and mind prevent her from tracking a brutal killer. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia has fought for nearly four decades to earn rank and respect on a testosterone-heavy Italian police force. When she’s called to investigate a gruesome murder near a mountainside town, she’s paired with a young male inspector she’s not sure she trusts. But she has no choice—in this remote town full of secrets, eerie folktales and primal instincts, the killer seems drawn to a group of local children, who may be in grave danger. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must confront the possibility that her faculties, no longer what they once were, may fail her before the chase is over.

Flowers Over the Inferno

Flowers Over the Inferno
Author: Ilaria Tuti
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781641291255
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Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: Soho Crime
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ilaria Tuti's debut thriller explores a remote community in Northern Italy--a place of secrets, eerie folktales, and primal instincts. In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in a male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains is a dark history that may endanger a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over.

Flowers Over the Inferno

Flowers Over the Inferno
Author: Ilaria Tuti
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781641290685
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Release: 2019
Editor: Soho Crime
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a body is found--the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with years of experience and a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate, along with young city inspector Massimo Marini. Buried deep in these mountains--a place of secrets, eerie folktales, and primal instincts--are whispers of a dark and dangerous history.

The Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250785572
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse—and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossip. When entertainer Hector Auvray arrives to town, Nina is dazzled. A telekinetic like her, he has traveled the world performing his talents for admiring audiences. He sees Nina not as a witch, but ripe with potential to master her power under his tutelage. With Hector’s help, Nina’s talent blossoms, as does her love for him. But great romances are for fairytales, and Hector is hiding a truth from Nina — and himself—that threatens to end their courtship before it truly begins. The Beautiful Ones is a charming tale of love and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Houseguest And Other Stories

The Houseguest  And Other Stories
Author: Amparo Dávila
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780811228220
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first collection in English of an endlessly surprising, master storyteller Like those of Kafka, Poe, Leonora Carrington, or Shirley Jackson, Amparo Dávila’s stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted—you’ll finish each one gasping for air.With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest—Dávila’s debut collection in English—you’ll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

Flowers on the Moon

Flowers on the Moon
Author: Billy Chapata
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781524866747
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Social media sensation Billy Chapata shares insight and advice into the powerful world of love, heartbreak, and what comes next. This collection of poetry and prose will justify heartache and inspire the fortitude to survive and prosper. From Chameleon Aura author Billy Chapata comes his second major poetry collection, Flowers on the Moon. Chapata presents his signature blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose and poetry. Filled with the familiar themes of love, loss, resilience, and growth From Chameleon Aura but with fresh poems and new advice, his touching narrative celebrates humanity for its undeniable worth, and this collection will leave readers warm with hope for growth, rebirth, and, most prominently, self-acceptance.

Oddbird

Oddbird
Author: Derek Desierto
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781250841728
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Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A picture book from Derek Desierto about a bird who doesn’t fit in...at first! It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers. Oddbird isn’t worried about his feathers; he wants to go for a refreshing dip. But he doesn’t fit in. He’s not fancy, or colorful. He’s just...different. The other birds don't want him around. How can he join them? Oddbird's story is one all readers will relate to, and ultimately celebrate.

Gabriel s Rapture

Gabriel s Rapture
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101614778
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires. But those very desires may destroy them.... Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever? In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

Dante s Inferno The Divine Comedy Book One

Dante s Inferno  The Divine Comedy  Book One
Author: Dante Alighieri
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781434446268
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Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his introduction, the translator says: "I suppose that a very great majority of English-speaking people, if they were asked to name the greatest epic poet of the Christian era in Western Europe, would answer Dante." THE DIVINE COMEDY continues to be widely read today, whether for its religious inspiration or for the sheer power of its verse. The first part of the epic, THE INFERNO, tells how the narrator "loses his way," and finds himself in a strange landscape he's never seen before. There he encounters the shade of the ancient Roman poet, Virgil, who offers to lead him through the nine circles of Hell. The damned of Dante's imagination, it's quite clear, have condemned themselves through their actions or inactions to become permanent prisoners of the nether regions. Down, down, down, go Dante and his guide, meeting friend and foe alike, with horror piled upon horror. Finally, they must climb Satan's body to find the only possible exit from this terrible place--where once more the poet will "see again the stars." A first-rate modern rendering of a literary classic!

In Bitter Chill

In Bitter Chill
Author: Sarah Ward
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466878082
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Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The deepest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves in this richly atmospheric, compellingly written, and expertly constructed crime debut from an emerging talent. Derbyshire, 1978: a small town in the idyllic English countryside is traumatized by the kidnapping of two young schoolgirls, Rachel Jones and Sophie Jenkins. Within hours, Rachel is found wandering alone near the roadside, unharmed yet unable to remember anything, except that her abductor was a woman. No trace of Sophie is ever discovered. Present day: over thirty years later, Sophie's mother commits suicide. Detective inspector Francis Sadler and detective constable Connie Childs are assigned to look at the kidnapping again to see if modern police methods can discover something that the original team missed. Rachel, with the help of her formidable mother and grandmother, recovered from the kidnapping and has become a family genealogist. She wants nothing more than to continue living quietly beneath the radar, but the discovery of the strangled body of one of her former teachers days after the suicide brings the national media back to her doorstep. Desperate to stop a modern killer from striking again, Rachel and the police must unpick the clues to uncover what really happened all those years ago as the past threatens to engulf the present.

Lightning Flowers

Lightning Flowers
Author: Katherine E. Standefer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316450355
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lightning Flowers weighs the impact modern medical technology has had on the author's life against the social and environmental costs inevitably incurred by the mining that makes such innovation possible — “utterly spectacular.” (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical system, Standefer recounts the astonishing true story of the rare diagnosis that upended her rugged life in the mountains of Wyoming and sent her tumbling into a fraught maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. As her life increasingly comes to revolve around the internal defibrillator freshly wired into her heart, she becomes consumed with questions about the supply chain that allows such an ostensibly miraculous device to exist. So she sets out to trace its materials back to their roots. From the sterile labs of a medical device manufacturer in southern California to the tantalum and tin mines seized by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a nickel and cobalt mine carved out of endemic Madagascar jungle, Lightning Flowers takes us on a global reckoning with the social and environmental costs of a technology that promises to be lifesaving but is, in fact, much more complicated. Deeply personal and sharply reported, Lightning Flowers takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare, and our cultural relationship to medical technology, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.

A Life Without Flowers

A Life Without Flowers
Author: Marci Bolden
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781950348428
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Pink Sand Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie’s father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol’s journey toward peace. With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn’t the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness. A road trip to face the past leads Carol’s mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect. The roots of family animosity run deep and thick. While Judith seems hesitant to start digging, Carol commits to pruning away the thorns of the past so she no longer has to live a life without flowers.

The Devil s Dice A DI Meg Dalton thriller Book 1

The Devil   s Dice  A DI Meg Dalton thriller  Book 1
Author: Roz Watkins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780008214623
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Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award The Times Crime Book of the Month, April 2018 ‘A fascinating debut’ The Sunday Times ‘A touch of Agatha Christie, a dash of Ann Cleeves’s Vera and a suitably moody setting in the Peaks...bring a formidable newcomer to British crime writing.’ Daily Mail

The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

The Surprising Life of Constance Spry
Author: Sue Shephard
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780330536103
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Release: 2010-11-30
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Fascinating ... to be eagerly devoured’ Clarissa Dickson-Wright Most people today, if they have heard of her, associate Constance Spry with the cookery book bearing her name. But Connie was much, much more than the author of a bestselling cookery book. She was deeply unconventional, extremely charming and very determined; Spry’s life took her from the back streets of Victorian Derby to running a hugely successful business as the florist of choice for the highest of high society, organizing the flowers for royal weddings and indeed for the Queen's coronation. She endured a violent first marriage, had a lesbian affair with a cross-dressing artist and was a pioneer for working women at a time when few women had careers. Sue Shephard tells her extraordinary story with insight, wit and flair. 'Riveting.’ Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall ‘Makes you fall utterly in love with its subject’ New York Times Magazine ‘Reveals with the greatest skill and sympathy an extraordinary person - complicated, driven, sometimes secretive but gifted and artistic to an nth degree. What a story.' Elizabeth Buchan

Flower in the Dark

Flower in the Dark
Author: Ally Vance
Pages: 219
ISBN: 1718195001
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Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Violet ~Loneliness is a constant in my life. I have no one to turn to. No one to come and save me. Except for him. He has become my everything, and all we have to do is meet... Him ~My little flower is ripe for the picking. All I have to do is pluck her out of her lonely and comfortable world and drag her into mine. I want her. I will have her. I will make her SCREAM.Warning: contains triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+

Hungry Darkness

Hungry Darkness
Author: Gabino Iglesias
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1925342158
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Release: 2015-06-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nick Ayres wanted to be the first man to explore all of Caye Caulkers' Giant Cave, the largest underwater cave in the world. Instead of fame and fortune, he found death at the hands of something that defies science, accidentally unleashing it on the island's unsuspecting population. Gabriel Robles is the man hired to take care of the monster. He knows the water and its inhabitants better than anyone else, but he's never faced something so deadly. Robles has to figure something out quick, because the victims are piling up and it's only a matter of time before the blood in the water becomes a problem for all of Belize, maybe even the world.

Gabriel s Promise

Gabriel s Promise
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593097991
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard returns with the fourth installment of the beloved Gabriel's Inferno series. When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland--an opportunity of high prestige—but that would mean leaving his wife and child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own. When a frightening situation arises that threatens their new family, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare vulnerable in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family's safety?

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connolly
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780743298858
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Release: 2006-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525620792
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • Vanity Fair • NPR • The Washington Post • Tordotcom • Marie Claire • Vox • Mashable • Men’s Health • Library Journal • Book Riot • LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”—Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”—Entertainment Weekly

On Fire

On Fire
Author: Carla Neggers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488032950
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Release: 2017-07-01
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover this heart-pounding classic romantic suspense by New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers. First he’s suspected of murder, then he disappears. But no matter what the evidence says—Riley St. Joe knows her grandfather is not capable of such a vile act. The famed explorer and oceanographer taught her all she knows. Now she’ll pay him back by finding the real killer. Recovering from gunshot wounds received in the line of duty, FBI agent John Straker is the last man Riley would go to for help. As lifelong nemeses, bitter arguments are the only constant in their relationship. But knowing she’s in danger—and about to get herself into more—Straker can’t help but keep an eye on her, even if it means binding their fates with combustible ties. Originally published in 1999