Multi-award-winning author China Mieville applies an epic and novel-like scope to the storied road to the Russian Revolution in 1917. The passion, drama and strangeness of these events is presented with a reader new to the subject in mind, while also weighing in authoritatively on aspects of the story that are at the centre of ongoing debates.
Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany´s oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he´s quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men - and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city´s secret magical history. . . . so long as that history doesn´t kill them first. ´The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight´ CRIME REVIEW ´Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem´ STARBURST ´Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural´ CRIME SCENE ´Once you start, you´ll find a London that´s just dying to be explored´ DEN OF GEEK
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance. CORNERED AT CHRISTMAS Rushing Creek Crime Spree by Barb Han Kimberly Kent faked her own death after her twins´ birth in order to protect them from an unknown enemy. Yet when she returns home to see her children and her husband, cattleman Mitch Kent, one last time, danger follows. Can Kimberly and Mitch find a way to stop the unseen threat? COLD CONSPIRACY Eagle Mountain Murder Mystery by Cindi Myers Deputy Jamie Douglas knows how to take care of herself and her sister. But with a serial killer on the loose, Jamie must turn to old flame Nate Hall for help. As the danger escalates, they will need to find a way to put their past aside to find the criminal before he harms anyone else. UNMASKING THE SHADOW MAN by Debbie Herbert Haunted by her sister´s death, Harper Catlett returns to her hometown to solve the cold case. With the help of Liam Andrews, a new cop in town, can she determine the identity of the man she glimpsed hovering over her sister´s body the night she was killed? Look for Harlequin Intrigue´s October 2019 Box set 1 of 2 , filled with even more edge-of-your seat romantic suspense! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Intrigue!
Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features: THE SMALL ASSASSIN: a fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother´s dream come true -- or her nightmare . . . THE EMISSARY: the faithful dog was the sick boy´s only connectioin with the world outside -- and beyond . . . THE WONDERFUL DEATH OF DUDLEY STONE: a most remarkable case of murder -- the deceased was delighted! And more The October Country is Ray Bradbury´s own netherworld of the soul, inhabited by the horrors and demons that lurk within all of us. Renowned for his multi-million-copy bestseller, Fahrenheit 451, and hailed by Harper´s magazine as ´´the finest living writer of fantastic fiction,´´ Ray Bradbury proves here that he is America´s master of the short story. This classic collection features: The Emissary: The faithful dog was the sick boy´s only connection with the world outside-and beyond . . . The Small Assassin: A fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother´s dream come true-or her worst nightmare . . . The Scythe: Just when his luck had run out, Drew Erickson inherited a farm from a stranger; and with the bequest came deadly responsibilities . . . The Jar: A chilling story that combines love, death . . . and a matter of identity in a bottle of fear. The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone: A most remarkable case of murder-the deceased was delighted . . . Plus fourteen more unforgettable tales! ´´An author whose fanciful imagination, poetic prose, and mature understanding of human character have won him an international reputation.´´-The New York Times
Das Jahr 1957, in Coalwood, West Virginia: alles dreht sich um den Kohlebergbau. In der kleinen Stadt kann niemand dem Leben unter Tage entrinnen. Als jedoch der Highschool-Schüler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) den sowjetischen Satelliten Sputnik am Himmel beobachtet, greift er in dieser wahren Geschichte über Hoffnung, Entschlossenheit und Sieg nach den Sternen und nimmt sein Schicksal selbst in die Hand. Mit Hilfe seiner Lehrerin (Laura Dern) und seinen drei Freunden will sich Homer eine eigene Rakete bauen. Wie er scheinbar unüberwindbare Hindernisse besiegt - zum Beispiel seine lückenhafte Bildung, die mangelnde Unterstützung seines Vaters (Chris Cooper) und eine Serie von Rückschlägen, die seine Träume und obendrein die ganze Stadt in Schutt und Asche zu legen drohen - und schließlich dennoch seine Vision verwirklicht, wird in dieser zeitlosen, inspirierenden Geschichte erzählt.