From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers?featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson´s recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin´s own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische´s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an ´A´ for Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice, a ´B´ for Charlotte Brönte´s Jane Eyre, and a ´C´ for Willa Cather´s My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Z is for Zafón. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer´s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the ´´cemetery of lost books,? a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author´s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax´s books in existence. Soon Daniel´s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona´s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Christine Feehan returns to her scorching-hot series starring a Chicago crime family that has built its empire in the shadows... Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood-but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk, but also the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own... Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her-a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She´s someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco´s embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them...
The #1 New York Times bestselling ´´queen of paranormal romance´´ (USA Today) is back with a sexy series starring a Chicago crime family that hides a dark, mystical secret... Whether it´s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he´s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses-both legitimate and illegitimate. While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone-until now? With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn´t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her...
The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory´s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte´s in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming. Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggles to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the entire city. In the process, they´ll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itself-and Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret.
OLD CRIMES, NEW CONSEQUENCES THE PAST In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as ´the shadow district´. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. THE PRESENT A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings in the dead man´s home reporting the shadow district murder that date back to the second world war. It´s a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood. A MISSING LINK Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? Will Konrad´s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavik to rest? THE SHADOW DISTRICT IS THE FIRST IN A MAJOR NEW SERIES OF NOVELS FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER ARNALDUR INDRIDASON
During the winter of 1927-28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The public first learned of it in February, when a vast series of raids and arrests occurred, followed by the deliberate burning and dynamiting-under suitable precautions-of an enormous number of crumbling, worm-eaten, and supposedly empty houses along the abandoned waterfront. Uninquiring souls let this occurrence pass as one of the major clashes in a spasmodic war on liquor. Keener news-followers, however, wondered at the prodigious number of arrests, the abnormally large force of men used in making them, and the secrecy surrounding the disposal of the prisoners. No trials, or even definite charges were reported; nor were any of the captives seen thereafter in the regular gaols of the nation. The truth, however, could drive a man mad.
´A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire´ Guardian AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion´s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian´s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . . And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir. The Licanius trilogy: The Shadow of What Was Lost An Echo of Things to Come The Light of All That Falls (coming 2019) ´Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters´ Boingboing.net ´Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding´ Fantasy Faction ´Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series´ Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog
Some secrets are too hard to bear . . . Following the human vs. Prador war, Ian Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security. He´s sent out to restore order on worlds devastated by alien bombardment. But he learns humanity can be far more dangerous - even those closest to him. Amidst the tragic ruins left by wartime atrocities, Cormac discovers in himself the cold capacity for violence. It´s a quality that´ll make him one of Earth´s top agents. Haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone, and the burden of losses he doesn´t remember, he´ll discover some hard truths. These will set him on a course of vengeance, where he´ll have to use all his hard-won skills just to stay alive. A prequel to Neal Asher´s Agent Cormac series ´Skilfully combines graphic action and sensitive characterization´ Guardian ´Plenty of full-tilt adventure and widescreen action, this is top-notch stuff´ SFX ´Thoroughly enjoyable´ SciFiNow [add JPEGs of GRIDLINKED, THE LINE OF POLITY, BRASS MAN, POLITY AGENT and LINE WAR. Place them in a block as per GRIDLINKED back cover as all in the same series]
Die komplette Serie (Season 1 + 2) auf 2 DVDs im exklusiven DigiPak John Cleese - heute noch das bekannteste Gesicht der Pythons, Weltstar mit Ein Fisch namens Wanda und Hausgeist bei Harry Potter bleibt für immer unvergesslich als durchgedrehter Hotelbesitzer Basil Fawlty! Eine der erfolgreichsten Comedy-Serien aller Zeiten über ein nicht ganz normales Hotel, die in über 60Ländern Kultstatus genießt! Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager, dessen Leben durch seine ständig nörgelnde Frau, Wirtschaftskontrolleure, Erpressungsversuche oder tote Gäste gestört wird. Er ist hypernervös, überreizt, arrogant und sadistisch. Sybil ist seine bissige Ehefrau. Ihr berühmter Schrei ´´Basil!´´ treibt Basil ständig auf die Palme, ebenso wie das klagende ´´Que?´´ des spanischen Trainee-Kellners Manuel. Das Zimmermädchen Polly dagegen ist charmant, ruhig und kompetent - also eigentlich völlig fehl am Platze. Disc 1 = Season 1 - Ein Hauch von Adel - Handwerker - Die gute Moral - Hotelinspektion - Feinschmecker-Paradies - Die Deutschen kommen! Disc 2 = Season 2 - Kommunikationsprobleme - Der Psychiater - Räucherhering und eine Leiche - Waldorfsalat - Der Hochzeitstag - Basil die RatteDarsteller:John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Ballard Berkeley, Brian Hall, Connie Booth, Gilly Flower, Prunella Scales, Renee Roberts
Wie aus dem Nichts fallen weltweit fast alle Menschen gleichzeitig in Ohnmacht. Während sie exakt 2 Minuten und 17 Sekunden bewusstlos sind, haben sie Visionen ihrer eigenen Zukunft in 6 Monaten. Nach dem Erwachen fragt sich jeder, was seine Vision bedeutet und ob sie Wirklichkeit wird. Eine FBI-Eliteeinheit mit dem Agenten Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) an der Spitze versucht hinter die Gründe des mysteriösen Phänomens zu kommen, um die Menschheit nicht einer unausweichlichen Zukunft auszusetzen. Ein dramatischer Wettlauf mit der Zeit beginnt. Spannung und Dramatik erwarten Sie mit FlashForward - Die komplette Serie. Finden Sie heraus, wer hinter dem geheimnisvollen Blackout steckt und lassen Sie sich in den Bann dieser atemberaubenden Mystery-Serie ziehen. Sympathische Charaktere, unvorhersehbare Entwicklungen und packendes Bonusmaterial - inklusive umfassender Interviews, zusätzlicher Szenen und einem Making Of - machen dieses 6-Disc Set unverzichtbar!Darsteller:Jack Davenport, John Cho, Joseph Fiennes