New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.
In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives-love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes-the ´´man without a shadow´´-whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.-and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does ´´memory´´ reside? Where is ´´love´´? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot ´´remember´´ you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates´s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.
From a private hospital for the insane near Providence, Rhode Island, there recently disappeared an exceedingly singular person. He bore the name of Charles Dexter Ward, and was placed under restraint most reluctantly by the grieving father who had watched his aberration grow from a mere eccentricity to a dark mania involving both a possibility of murderous tendencies and a profound and peculiar change in the apparent contents of his mind. Doctors confess themselves quite baffled by his case, since it presented oddities of a general physiological as well as psychological character.
When his master disappears and a slave called Tog arrives with a secret message, Cadmus is swept up on a quest that leads to Emperor Nero and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. The journey will push him to the edge of the Roman Empire - and reveal unexpected truths about himself ...
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegâe of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Interpol, FBI und das Bundeskriminalamt reißen sich um die Mitarbeit des smarten blonden Superdetektivs Cliff Dexter. Doch um seine Unabhängigkeit zu bewahren, lehnt er alle lukrativen Angebote ab und richtet sich in einer westdeutschen Großstadt, im obersten Stockwerk eines Hochhauses, ein Luxusbüro ein. Dexter ist ein attraktiver Teufelskerl im maßgeschneiderten Anzug, der zielsicher mit der Waffe in 007-Manier lässig die schwierigsten Fälle löst und sich noch nebenbei mit allerlei jungen, hübschen Damen vergnügt. Wenn Kommissar Meinert mal nicht weiter weiß, ist Dexter stets mit Rat und Tat zur Stelle. Zudem ist er noch ein vollendeter Kavalier. Nachdem er in seinem blitzblanken Mercedes SE Cabrio vor seinem Büro vorgefahren ist, überreicht er jeden Morgen seiner aparten Sekretärin Jaqueline eine einzelne Blume. Rechtsanwalt Archie Pillow bleiben Dexters Qualitäten nicht verborgen und er wird in der zweiten Staffel der Partner und Auftraggeber des ehemaligen FBI-Agenten. Darüber hinaus findet Dexter in der schönen Carol eine neue Assistentin, die im fortan nicht von der Seite weicht.
The continued adventures of the Shadow Doctor, from the bestselling author of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass.