The Mammoth Book of Men O' War: Stories from the Glory Days of Sail

Eighteen vintage sea-faring stories through the best-loved writers of the style, together with Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester, Richard Woodman, Herman Melville and Frederick Marryat. that includes favorite heroes reminiscent of Captain Jack Aubrey, Adam Hardy, Horatio Hornblower and Nathaniel Drinkwater. those stories vividly re-create the age of the honour days of sail, aboard the nice ships that sailed for alternate, discovery or war. They comprise storms and shipwrecks, the good sea battles of the Napoleonic period and the sheer, harmful pleasure of lifestyles ahead of the mast.

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A Dangerous Place: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving every little thing she so much enjoyed in the back of, Maisie Dobbs finally returns, merely to discover herself in a perilous position . . .  

In Jacqueline Winspear‘s  powerful tale of political intrigue and private tragedy, a brutal homicide within the British garrison city of Gibraltar leads Maisie right into a internet of lies, deceit, and peril.

Spring 1937. within the 4 years on the grounds that she left England, Maisie Dobbs has skilled love, contentment, stability—and the inner most tragedy a girl can undergo. Now, all she wishes is the peace she believes she may well locate by means of returning to India. yet her sojourn within the hills of Darjeeling is minimize brief whilst her stepmother summons her domestic to England; her getting older father Frankie Dobbs isn't getting any younger.

But on a boat certain for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t able to go back. opposed to the desires of the captain who warns her, “You might be by myself in a most threatening place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. even though she is on her personal, Maisie is much from by myself: the British garrison city is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil conflict around the border in Spain.

Yet the chance is particularly genuine. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish neighborhood, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie turns into entangled within the case, drawing the eye of the British mystery provider. less than the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most vital strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance within the strategy. At a crossroads among her earlier and her destiny, Maisie needs to select a course, figuring out that England is, for her, an both risky position, yet in really a unique way.

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One of Us

By Michael Marshall Smith

What may you do in case you may possibly pay somebody to remove your stories? What may you opt to overlook? What could you are attempting to escape with?

These are the questions Michael Marshall Smith asks during this electrifying new thriller--an eerie mixture of demanding principles, heart-stopping motion, and haunting energy from an writer who's single-handedly redefining the way forward for suspense fiction.

Hap Thompson had by no means been that sturdy a felony. So it is a fortunate factor he is stumbled on whatever that can pay even greater than crime.

And it really is legal.  Almost.

Hap is a receiver at REMtemp, operating through the evening hours, having people's goals for them. Hap is without doubt one of the top REMtemp has ever noticeable. he is so solid they provide him a few under-the-cover work--taking on stories rather than goals for consumers who've anything to forget.  And in an international falling aside on the seams, there isn't any scarcity of business.

All Hap has to do is hold the stories for a few hours.  Just lengthy sufficient for a consumer to have an affair with out guilt.  Or move a lie detector attempt for a criminal offense she all of sudden cannot remember.  Everyone wins.  Until a stunning younger girl who devoted homicide leaves Hap her memory...and will not take it back.

In this international, it isn't what you've got performed that counts--it's what you remember.

Now Hap is at the run.  The LAPD wishes him for murder. Six angels of loss of life in gray matches and sun shades are leaving a path of useless our bodies in his wake.  And there is a agreement out on his existence that has simply been picked up via the simplest hit guy within the enterprise: his ex-wife.  And if that is not adequate to offer him the willies, humans throughout Hap are disappearing in an odd white light.

The paranormal. UFOs.  Angels.  The Bible.  A man who claims he is God.  The key to all of it will be buried someplace deep in Hap's prior. Now all he has to do is remain alive lengthy sufficient to recollect crucial factor of all--whether or no longer he's...One of Us.

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Dr. Seuss: Hooray for Hair!

By Tish Rabe

The Cat within the Hat is going on a furry event during this leveled reader for self sufficient readers all about--what else?--hair!

It's loopy Hair Day at Sally and Nick's university, and the children can't decide a method to put on. Curly or instantly? lengthy or brief? It's too difficult to choose--until the Cat within the Hat arrives along with his Wig-o-lator--a computing device that enables the youngsters to "try on" the hairstyles of a yak, a fur seal, and a porcupine, with comical (and academic) effects!

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Alice Adams

By Booth Tarkington

This assortment chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics through the best writers the area has ever recognized. The inclusion of either well known in addition to missed items is pivotal to supplying a vast and consultant choice of vintage works.

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Bring Me Home (Shattered Hearts Book 4)

By Cassia Leo

The breath-taking continuation of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series.

"Sometimes, letting anyone move is the final word act of love."

Claire Nixon is a faculty scholar with a earlier jam-packed with secrets and techniques and heartbreak. She used to be stored as soon as via her old flame, and rock famous person, Chris Knight. but if she inspired Chris to depart city to pursue his goals, either Claire and Chris didn’t comprehend it may be the largest mistake in their lives.

After a devastating 12 months aside and hundreds of thousands of miles of distance among them, Claire met horny surfer Adam Parker. along with his lousy jokes and profound endurance, he helped Claire decide up the shattered items of her damaged center for the second one time.

But now Chris has again and he's keen and made up our minds to make Claire’s goals come true—the related method she did for him whilst she enable him go.

With Adam’s former female friend within the photograph, Claire reveals herself torn among the hot, passionate love she stocks with Adam and the affection and kinfolk she stocks with Chris.

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt: A Novel

By Anne Rice

Having accomplished the 2 cycles of legend to which she has dedicated her profession up to now, Anne Rice provides us now her so much formidable and brave publication, a singular in regards to the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, in accordance with the Gospels and at the Most worthy New testomony scholarship.

The book’s energy derives from the fervour its writer brings to the writing and how within which she summons up the voice, the presence, the phrases of Jesus who tells the story.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Shadows in the Cotswolds (The Cotswolds Mysteries, Book 11)

By Rebecca Tope

Whilst Thea Osborne consents on the final minute to house-sit for Oliver Meadows as a opt to her mom, she expects a number of days of peace along with her spaniel, Hepzie. Uncomfortable with the inside track of her mother’s surprising involvement with an past love, and Thea herself not sure of ways to accommodate her emotions for Drew Slocombe, she hopes that it slow by myself within the historical city of Winchcombe may help to transparent her head. yet, as ordinary, Thea fast reveals herself on the middle of a dismal secret whilst she discovers a lifeless physique within the gardens of the house.

In the newest installment to the preferred Cotswolds sequence by means of Rebecca Tope, Thea needs to paintings fast to solve the secrets and techniques that are being saved through Oliver Meadows and his brother, Fraser, and become aware of precisely what lies underneath the outside in their turbulent courting. And amidst the chaos because of the research, will Thea locate time to choose how she should still take care of her personal difficulties too?

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The Expeditions

By Karl Iagnemma

From Karl Iagnemma, recipient of the Paris overview Plimpton Prize, comes a fierce and lovely tale of an estranged father and son’s not going trip notwithstanding the barren region of nineteenth-century America.

The 12 months is 1844. Sixteen-year-old runaway Elisha Stone is in Detroit, a hardscrabble frontier city at the fringe of the civilized international. A canny survivor with the instincts of a born naturalist, Elisha indicators directly to an day trip into Michigan’s enormous, uncharted top Peninsula. The celebration is led by means of charismatic adventurers: Silas Brush, a ruthless land-grabbing ex-soldier, and George Tiffin, a quixotic professor eager to realize facts of his unorthodox theories in regards to the origins of man.

On the eve of the expedition’s departure, Elisha pens a heartfelt letter to his mom in Newell, Massachusetts. however it is Elisha’s estranged father, the Reverend William Edward Stone, who opens the envelope. Grief-stricken through the new dying of his spouse —a dying Elisha couldn't have recognized about—Reverend Stone is jolted into motion: he needs to locate his son.

What follows is a strong narrative concerning the complicated love among fathers and sons and an evocative portrait of an period of religion, ask yourself, and violence. whereas Elisha’s trip attracts him deeper into uncharted territory, Reverend Stone needs to navigate via a rustic in turmoil as he strikes towards an inevitable reunion with a son who has develop into a stranger. a primary novel of unusual knowledge, The Expeditions is the affirmation of a unprecedented expertise.

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