Crime, Thriller & Mystery Books
A new paperback slipcase featuring six of Hercule Poirot's very best cases. `My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' This new boxed set of paperbacks collects six of Hercule Poirot's most famous and best-loved cases, perfect for readers who who would like to be introduced - or introduce their friends - to some of the twentieth century's most iconic murder books. This boxed set contains six quintessential Poirot classics: Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, Appointment with Death, Murder in Mesapotamia, The Hollow, and Cat Among the Pigeons.
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Set six months after the shocking events of the Penny Dreadful season three TV finale. Written by Penny Dreadful TV series Co-Executive Producer Chris King. In the void left behind by Vanessa's death, Ethan and Sir Malcolm must search for a new meaning in life. But the demimonde isn't done with them yet, as decisions from the past come screaming back to haunt them...
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Nothing is more dangerous than falling in love. . . . When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, the scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.Deeply remorseful for the pain he's caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie's vanished forever, she reappears. She's in trouble and she needs his help. Now Caleb will risk everything to protect her--including his heart. . . .
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Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully adapted versions are shorter with the language targeted at upper-intermediate learners (CEF level B2). Each reader includes: * A CD with a reading of the adapted story * Helpful notes on characters * Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot * A glossary of the more difficult words It is World War II and Britain's best secret agent has been murdered. The murderers are Nazi agents, known only as N and M, and could be anyone. The only clue points towards the sleepy seaside village of Leahampton and its busy guesthouse, Sans Souci. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Britain's most unlikely spies, accept the mission to find N and M. No one can be trusted!
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Praise for Ben Pastor's "Lumen"
"Pastor's plot is well crafted, her prose sharp. . . . A disturbing mix of detection and reflection."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Rivets the reader with its twist of historical realities. A historical piece, it faithfully reproduces the grim canvas of war. A character study, it captures the thoughts and actions of real people, not stereotypes."--"The Free Lance-Star"
"And don't miss "Lumen" by Ben Pastor. . . . An interesting, original, and melancholy tale."--"Literary Review"
Italy, September 1943. The Italian government switches sides and declares war on Germany. The north of Italy is controlled by the fascist puppets of Germany; the south liberated by Allied forces fighting their way up the peninsula.
Having survived hell on the Russian front, Wehrmacht major and aristocrat Baron Martin von Bora is sent to Verona. He is ordered to investigate the murder of a prominent local fascist: a bizarre death threatening to discredit the regime's public image. The prime suspect is the victim's twenty-eight-year-old widow Clara.
Haunted by his record of opposition to SS policies in Russia, Bora must watch his step. Against the backdrop of relentless anti-partisan warfare and the tragedy of the Holocaust, a breathless chase begins.
Ben Pastor, born and now back in Italy, lived for thirty years in the United States, working as a university professor in Vermont. The first in the Martin Bora series, "Lumen," was published by Bitter Lemon Press in May 2011.