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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, Treasure Island is a timeless adventure full of mutiny, murder and mayhem. After finding a map in Captain's Flint's sea chest that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins joins the ship Hispaniola as a cabin boy. Encountering the unforgettable characters Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey and the sinister Long John Silver - the most infamous pirate of all - along the way, Jim also has to face up to a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages as he searches for his stash of gold. Packed with adventure and iconic characters, Treasure Island has been chosen as one of 2013's World Book Night books.
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What would it take to make you a killer?
One day a total stranger walks into your home and offers you $100k in cash. The only condition is that if you do, someone will die. The twist is, that person has killed before. Would you take the money?
When he's not working for the government Donovan Creed, ruthless assassin, runs a special line in contract killings. Right now he's involved in a crazed social experiment, but he's finding it hard to reconcile with his conscience...
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR - YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT...
Buddy is just your average guy, So imagine his surrise when he fills in a survey on a wish-fulfilment website and only days later hooks up with the hottest actress in Hollywood.
But as Buddy is about to discover, in life, you have to read the small print. When he finds out the gruesome price he must pay to the architects of the Wish List, he knows there's only one man he can call to get him out of this nightmare: Donovan Creed, killer-for-hire.
COULD YOU BETRAY ALL YOU'VE EVER KNOWN, FOR THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED?
Donovan Creed was once an assassin for the CIA. Now he's a freelance killer who works for anyone who can pay - and double crosses anyone who can't.
Creed's about to spend some ill-gotten gains on a luxurious Florida vacation with the gorgeous Rachel and he's looking forward to a holiday from trouble. But when you've just stolen billions of dollars from two of the world's most lethal criminals, trouble has a habit of catching up with you wherever you are...
When you've already betrayed everyone you love, who can you turn to for help?
Former CIA assassin Donovan Creed finds himself at odds with mob-connected Tony Spumoni and practically everyone else he knows, including his boss Darwin, lover Gwen, daughter Kimberly, protégé Callie, co-worker Lou, physician Doc Howard, assorted board members, terrorists, and even a zoo full of angry monkeys!
Nightmares have a way of returning - of seeping through the consciousness. And when they vanish for a while, sometimes we can even grow to miss them . . . Pan Macmillan are proud to present a brand new reissue of the first ever edition of The Pan Book of Horror Stories. Fiendish, fantastic and downright chilling, these tales were originally selected for Pan by legendary horror anthologist Herbert van Thal. Fifty years on, they are as compelling, evocative and macabre as ever. Highlighted by a new introduction from Johnny Mains, 'A Brief History of the Horrors', the legacy of this astonishing collection - that became a defining influence on the genre - is self-evident. We have made an exclusive few available digitally, so choose your next nightmare here . . .
It's a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit. Gunna and her sidekick Helgi quickly find that the battered victim had no shortage of enemies.
The case takes Gunna around Reykjavík's darker side and Helgi to the bleak rural district he grew up in as they work out who was prepared to take a grudge as far as murder.
Butch Roberson was known to all as a hard worker, a family man, a local business owner. Now he's disappeared, leaving two dead bodies in his wake.
Joe Pickett cannot believe the gentle Butch is a cold-blooded killer - but when he hears the story of how Butch was bullied by the authorities, of how his longed-for retirement home was taken away from him, of how it tore his family apart - he starts to wonder if perhaps the man just cracked.
It's an awful story. But is it the whole story? When Joe investigates further, he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught, but dead - and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.
Glasgow's melting. The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate. Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman, ex-soldier and now newest reporter on the Glasgow Gazette, has no shortage of material for his crime column.
But even Brodie baulks at his latest subject: a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group. Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings.
As violence spreads and the body count rises, Brodie and advocate Samantha Campbell are entangled in a web of deception and savagery. Brodie is swamped with stories for the Gazette. But how long before he and Sam become the headline?
A J Cronin was commissioned by The American Weekly to write a Christmas story for the December 21st issue in 1958. His vision for the story is described in his letter of acceptance:
"It came to me very strongly that to achieve the highest and most profoundly touching results I should go back to the first Christmas of all and create a vivid reconstruction of the effects of the birth of the Child upon certain characters, notably the wife of the innkeeper where no room was found for Mary and Joseph. The title of the story would be The Innkeper's Wife, for she, as I imagine her, is the central human character-a good and tender-hearted woman, childless herself, and bullied by an assertive and miserly husband."
Here now is the alternative story of Christmas, narrated with great skill, by the author of The Citadel, Hatter's Castle and The Stars Look Down
'Last night, eight-year old Ethan Reed was abducted at gunpoint from his home by an armed intruder. We are urging members of the public to get in touch. A coordinated search of the local area will be carried out.' Four years ago, Detective Inspector Harlan Miller killed someone. Now - divorced, alone, consumed by guilt - the world outside his prison walls holds little for him. Until, mere days after his release, an eight-year-old boy is abducted. Ethan Reed. The son of the man he killed.
Frustrated by a police search that finds nothing, driven to desperation by repeated appeals that bring in no new leads, Ethan's mother knocks on the door of the man she has reason to hate most in the world. She has one question to ask - beg - of Harlan Miller. Find her little boy. Do whatever it takes.