By Robert E. Howard
From Robert E. Howard's fertile mind's eye sprang a few of fiction's maximum heroes, together with Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. yet of all Howard's characters, none embodied his creator's brooding temperament greater than Bran Mak Morn, the final king of a doomed race.
In a long time previous, the Picts governed all of Europe. however the descendants of these proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism . . . all retailer one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline continues to be unbroken. Threatened via the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally lower than his banner to struggle for his or her very survival, whereas Bran fights to revive the honor of his race.
Lavishly illustrated by way of award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this assortment gathers jointly all of Howard's released tales and poems that includes Bran Mak Morn--including the eerie masterpiece "Worms of the Earth" and "Kings of the Night," within which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to face with Bran opposed to the Roman invaders.
Also incorporated are formerly unpublished tales and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard's handwritten revisions, and masses, even more.
Special Bonus: a newly found experience by means of Howard, awarded the following for the first actual time.
From the alternate Paperback version.
By Pamela Callow
She is keen about tattoos. he's passionate about her.
When a physique is located at the outskirts of Halifax, rumors run wild in regards to the victim's id. yet tattoo artist Kenzie Sloane is familiar with exactly who she is. They proportion a tattoo...and a decade-old secret.
Lawyer Kate Lange recalls Kenzie Sloane. the previous wild baby was once a part of a similar crowd that attracted her little sister, Imogen, ahead of her loss of life. Now Kenzie wishes her support. And Kate wishes answers.
But there are others who learn about the tattoo and its heritage. And one among them is gazing Kenzie's each movement, looking forward to the ideal second to satisfy a dismal promise that have been inked in her pores and skin.
By Joyce Carol Oates
“Oates is simply a fearless writer…with her courageous middle and her impossibly lush and dead-on imaginitive powers.”
—Los Angeles Times
“[An] terribly excessive, racking, and resonant novel.”
—Booklist (starred review)
One of the main acclaimed writers on the planet this day, the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates follows up her searing, New York Times bestselling memoir, A Widow’s Story, with a unprecedented new paintings of fiction. Mudwoman is a riveting mental mystery, taut with darkish suspense, that explores the excessive fee of repression within the lifetime of a revered college president teetering at the precipice of a frightened breakdown. Like Daphne DuMaurier’s gothic masterwork, Rebecca, and the vintage ghost tale, The flip of the Screw, through Henry James, Oates’s Mudwoman is a chilling page-turner that hinges at the energy of the mind's eye and the blurry strains among the genuine and the invented—and it stands tall one of the author’s strongest and cherished works, together with The Falls, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, and We have been the Mulvaneys.
By Tim Willocks
This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a booklet that the breath is sucked correct out folks. Brace yourselves.
May 1565. Suleiman the brilliant, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad opposed to the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. the most important armada of all time methods the knights' Christian stronghold at the island of Malta. The Turks understand the knights because the "Hounds of Hell." The knights name themselves "The Religion."
In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla los angeles Penautier, seeks passage to Malta in a quest to discover the son taken from her at his beginning twelve years in the past. the one guy with the services and bold to aid her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, fingers broker, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer through the identify of Mattias Tannhauser. He is of the same opinion to accompany the girl to Malta, the place, amid the main miraculous siege in army heritage, they need to attempt to locate the boy—whose identify they don't know and whose face they've got by no means seen—and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War.
The Religion is the 1st ebook of the Tannhauser Trilogy, and from the 1st web page of this epic account of the final nice medieval clash among East and West, it truly is transparent we're within the fingers of a grasp. now not on the grounds that James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and skillfully plunged readers headlong into one other international and time. Anne Rice reworked the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a incredible story of heroism, tragedy, and fervour, Tim Willocks revivifies old fiction.
By Jonathan Kellerman
Town of Angels has greater than its percentage of psychopaths, and not anyone acknowledges that extra acutely than the intense psychologist and police advisor Dr. Alex Delaware. regardless of that, Constance Sykes, a cosmopolitan, winning healthcare professional, not often feels like an individual Alex must worry. Then, on the behest of the courtroom, he turns into embroiled in a weird and wonderful baby custody dispute initiated by way of Connie opposed to her sister and starts to achieve that there's a lot in regards to the siblings he has did not understand. And while the courtroom conflict among the Sykes sisters erupts into chilly, calculating homicide and a swiftly becoming variety of sufferers, Alex is familiar with he's been snared in a poisonous net of pathology.
Nothing might please Alex greater than to be freed from the gruesome spectacle often called Sykes v. Sykes. yet then the little lady on the middle of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex is aware he needs to paintings with longtime pal Detective Milo Sturgis, braving a disadvantage process Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists so one can keep an blameless lifestyles.
By Simon Toyne
E-book 1 of Sancti Trilogy.
“If a mystery needs to be something it’s exciting, and Simon Toyne’s Sanctus is exciting with bells on….A curler coaster trip via a depressing global of conspiracy and betrayal.”
—Paul Christopher, writer of The Templar Conspiracy
If you're a fan of top-notch conspiracy fiction that retains you up overdue nights turning pages—if the bestselling novels of Steve Berry, James Rollins, Dan Brown, Raymond Khoury, and Chris Kuzneski make your middle race faster—then take into account the identify Simon Toyne! Already a wreck quick bestseller within the uk (“Intriguing and engaging…[with a] relentless pace” The solar) Toyne’s Sanctus is, readily, some of the most amazing conspiracy mystery debuts in lots of years. during this electrifying, nonstop event, a tender newspaper reporter, pushed by means of the reminiscence of her misplaced brother, uncovers a gloomy mystery nurtured for 3,000 years via blood and lies by means of adherents of an old, unknown faith in a Vatican-like castle hidden away for millennia from unwelcomed prying eyes.
By Desmond Bagley
Double motion thrillers by means of the vintage event author set within the South American Andes and British Columbia.
When Tim O'Hara's aircraft is hijacked and compelled to crash land in the course of the Andes, his problems are just starting. A seriously armed workforce of communist infantrymen reason on killing one in every of his passengers - an influential political determine - have orders to depart no survivors. remoted within the biting chilly of the Andes, O'Hara's celebration needs to struggle for his or her lives with in basic terms the main primitive weapons…
Bob Boyd is a geologist, as resilient because the British Columbia trees nation the place he works for the strong Matterson company. yet his actual identify and his previous are mysteries - burnt up via the twist of fate that just about killed him. Then Boyd reads a reputation that opens a door in his reminiscence: Trinavant - and discovers that Bull Matterson and his son will do virtually whatever to maintain the Trinavant relatives forgotten forever…
Includes a different bonus - My previous Man's Trumpet, a formerly unpublished brief tale a few New Orleans track store owner.
By Leslie Meier
It’s Valentine’s Day in Tinker’s Cove. And whereas the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her young children could have purple frosting and sweet hearts, Lucy’s concepts aren’t situated on sugary sentiments. She’s slightly arrived at her first board assembly of the newly-renovated library while Bitsy Howell, the recent librarian, is located lifeless within the basement, shot simply mins prior to tale hour was once to begin. The agitated board individuals imagine that Bitsy used to be killed through an interloper, till Detective Lt. Horowitz arrives at the scene and publicizes that the killer is between them.
Lucy used to be already conscious that Bitsy’s uppity sizeable urban methods rubbed a few humans in Tinker’s Cove the other way. yet she has a stoop that reasons for the librarian’s violent dying run much deeper. From Hayden Norcross’s stylish vintage store to Corney Clark’s stylish kitchen, Lucy relentlessly snoops into the curious life and surprising secrets and techniques of Tinker’s Cove’s such a lot stable citizens—secrets that might plunge her right into a terrifying war of words with a conniving killer…
By Laurence Klavan
Just like the hero in a vintage Hitchcock mystery, the blameless motion picture buff on the middle of this witty and suspenseful novel unearths his usual existence abruptly remodeled while he’s plunged right into a harrowing video game of intrigue, duplicity, and hazard. Spurred right into a frantic race from long island to Hollywood to Barcelona and again, he’ll come across sufficient hairpin twists, surprising surprises, white-knuckle stress, and sinister characters to offer even the grasp of suspense himself a significant case of vertigo. yet during this state of affairs, the mayhem and homicide are all too actual.
Self-proclaimed motion picture geek and divorced thirtysomething Roy Milano lives on my own in a cramped big apple house, toiling as a freelancer to make ends meet. It’s a existence ideally fitted to the writer of Trivial guy, Roy’s self-published newsletter—filled with tidbits of little-known Tinseltown lore for the satisfaction of different fringe-dwelling cinemaphiles. And it’s a tantalizing cellphone name from one such kindred spirit that thrusts Roy headlong into his waking noir nightmare.
“I’ve obtained The exceptional Ambersons,” publicizes Alan Gilbert, host of a home made cable-TV convey in regards to the silver monitor, who now claims to own the rarest of the infrequent: the long-lost and never-released whole print of Orson Welles’s vintage follow-up to Citizen Kane. but if Roy arrives at his fellow motion picture maven’s dwelling house to sneak a peek at celluloid heritage, front door is ominously open, Alan Gilbert is useless, and The fabulous Ambersons is nowhere in sight. even if the law enforcement officials arrest an area drug addict for the homicide, Roy understands they’re wrong—because the robbery of the motion picture masterpiece issues to another type of junkie. the type Roy understands in basic terms too good . . . and the sort he’s yes in simple terms he can catch.
But Roy Milano isn't any Sam Spade, whether he does run into extra gun-toting goons, sucker punches, and double-crosses than Bogey on a hectic day. And the suspects turn out to be something yet usual—including a bodybuilding movie enthusiast enthusiastic about weird and wonderful rumors approximately an A-list actress, a rotund reporter who holds Hollywood in thrall through red-hot net dispatches from his parents’ basement, and a starstruck road punk with one thousand voices. after which there’s the transatlantic love triangle that unearths Roy stuck among his own keen Gal Friday and a sultry Spanish siren with a gorgeous mystery. but if the our bodies begin to fall quicker than a box-office bomb, Roy needs to lower to the chase in his perilous quest to avoid wasting the Holy Grail of cinema—and unmask a killer—before every little thing fades to black.
By William Martin
Peter Fallon sequence, booklet #4
"Can I curiosity you in saving America?"
That’s the textual content message Peter Fallon gets from a Wall highway bigwig. It’s now not a problem he can flip down, in particular because the state is in the middle of the worst monetary main issue because the nice melancholy.
Hidden someplace in manhattan urban is a field of 1780 bonds with a face price of 10000 funds. The excellent court docket is set to come to a decision if those bonds nonetheless have price. If the choice is sure, these 10000 cash, at 5 percentage curiosity, should be worthy a truly beautiful penny...
Peter Fallon and his female friend, Evangeline Carrington, needs to locate the box—and quick. abruptly, their race opposed to time turns into a race via time as Peter and Evangeline music the tales of recent Yorkers whose lives were replaced by means of the bonds… and the entire whereas they’ll resolve the exciting and encouraging origins of the town of Dreams.