Category: Fiction

The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery)

By Laurie R. King


In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged within the learn of honeybees in Sussex whilst a tender lady actually stumbles onto him at the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years outdated, gawky, egotistical, and lately orphaned, the younger Mary Russell monitors an mind to provoke even Sherlock Holmes. below his reluctant tutelage, this very glossy, twentieth-century lady proves a deft protégée and a becoming accomplice for the Victorian detective. they're quickly known as to Wales to assist Scotland backyard locate the abducted daughter of an American senator, a case of foreign importance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's previous. choked with terrific deduction, disguises, and possibility, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the 1st publication of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (The Boston Globe).

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Mr. Fox

By Helen Oyeyemi

Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction
One of Granta’s top younger British Novelists

From the prizewinning younger author oWhat isn't really Yours isn't really Yours, an excellent and artistic tale of affection, lies, and inspiration.

Fairy-tale romances finish with a marriage, and the fairy stories do not get advanced. during this publication, the distinguished author Mr. Fox cannot cease himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his spouse, Daphne. it is not until eventually Mary, his muse, involves lifestyles and transforms him from writer into topic that his tale starts off to spread differently.

Mary demanding situations Mr. Fox to hitch her in tales in their personal devising; and in several instances and locations, the 2 of them search one another, locate one another, thwart one another, and check out to stick jointly, even if the jobs they inhabit appear to forbid it. Their adventures twist the fairy story into 9 adaptations, exploding and teasing conventions of style and romance, and every new release explores the fears that include accepting a lifelong bond. in the meantime, Daphne turns into confident that her husband is having an affair, and reveals her manner into Mary and Mr. Fox's video game. And so Mr. Fox is out there a call: Will it's a existence with the woman of his desires, or a lifestyles with an all-too-real lady who delights him greater than he cares to admit?

The terribly talented Helen Oyeyemi has written a love tale like no different.  Mr. Fox is a paranormal booklet, eternally creative, as witty and captivating because it is profound in its truths approximately how we learn how to be with each other.

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To Die in Italbar (Francis Sandow, Book 2)

By Roger Zelazny

The Walker within the Valley of the Shadow.
H was once the identify he used to be identified by means of. H was once designated within the galaxy, for he had the therapeutic contact. the place there has been plague, ailment, discomfort, H was once the common cure.
But H additionally had the slaying contact. the place he went dying and catastrophe usually undefined. the place there have been overall healthiness there will be left desolation and desert.
The expertise alternated. It reversed itself--and H constantly warned humans of this. To stay in Italbar or To Die in Italbar, that was once regularly the question.

In To Die in Italbar, Zelazny's sequel to Isle of the Dead, the galaxy is in chaos, with humans falling prey to an unidentifiable ailment. just one guy has the facility to help--a guy who can heal or kill with a marginally. often called Mr H, he's being wanted by means of everybody, yet for enormously various purposes. Even Francis Sandow is looking for him, and will be the one one with a clue as to who H is.

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Pretty Birds: A Novel

By Scott Simon

The universally revered NPR journalist and bestselling memoirist Scott Simon makes a stunning fiction debut. In Pretty Birds, Simon creates an extreme, startling, and tragicomic portrait of a vintage character–a younger lady within the besieged urban of Sarajevo within the early 1990s.

In the spring of 1992, Irena Zaric is a celebrity on her Sarajevo highschool basketball group, a tricky, humorous youngster who has taught her parrot, lovely chook, to do an honest imitation of a ball hitting a ring. Irena wears her hair brief like ok. d. lang’s, and she or he loves Madonna, Michael Jordan, and Johnny Depp. yet whereas Irena rocks out and shoots baskets together with her acquaintances, her liked urban has turn into a battleground. while the violence and terror of “ethnic detoxing” opposed to Muslims starts, Irena and her kin, brutalized via Serb infantrymen, flee for security around the river that divides the city.

If as soon as Irena knew of warfare in simple terms from videos and historical past books, now she is familiar with its fact. She steals from the useless to shop for foodstuff. She scuttles lower than home windows in her own residence to avert bullets. She hazards her lifestyles to speak with an outdated Serb college good friend and teammate. Even beautiful fowl has began to mimic the sizzle of mortar fire.

In a urban starved for paintings, a former assistant significant deals Irena a obscure activity, “duties as assigned,” which she accepts. She starts off by means of sweeping flooring, yet quickly, less than the tutelage of a forged of rogues and heroes, she learns to be a sniper, biding her time, by no means returning to a similar perch, and looking her pursuits for the “mist” that marks a profitable shot. eventually, Irena’s new vocation will bring about complicated and cataclysmic effects for herself and people she loves.

As a journalist, Scott Simon coated the siege of Sarajevo. the following, in a unique as suspenseful as a John le Carré mystery, he re-creates the ambience of that position and time and the ache and darkish humor of its humans. lovely Birds is a daring departure, and the auspicious starting of another terrific occupation for its author.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bare Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels)

By Kathy Reichs

"Fans of TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation can be in heaven" (People) moving into the area of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, megastar of Kathy Reichs' electrifyingly genuine bestsellers.

She works with the useless, yet she works for the living.

"Down time" isn't a word in Tempe Brennan's vocabulary. A string of annoying situations has placed her holiday plans on carry; in its place, she heads to the lab to research charred continues to be from a suspicious hearth, and a mysterious black residue from a small airplane crash. yet so much troubling of all are the bones. . . . Tempe's daughter's new boyfriend invitations them to a picnic -- a pig pickin' -- within the North Carolina geographical region, the place a cache of bones turns up. yet are they animal or human? X-rays and DNA might hyperlink the crimes, yet they can not demonstrate who's last in on Tempe and her daughter -- and the way some distance they'll visit maintain her from uncovering the reality.

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The Rainy Season

By James P. Blaylock

The area myth Award-winning writer of Winter Tides provides the haunting tale of a grieving widower, a bit woman with an strange reward, and an outdated condo permeated via the past.

"Blaylock is a unique American fabulist."-William Gibson

"A chillingly discovered story of the way the earlier haunts our lives."-Dallas Morning News

"Ambitious." -Publishers Weekly (starred overview)

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Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury

By Isaac Asimov

Fortunate Starr and the large solar of Mercury is the fourth novel within the fortunate Starr sequence, six juvenile technology fiction novels by means of Isaac Asimov that initially seemed less than the pseudonym Paul French. the unconventional used to be first released by means of Doubleday & corporation in March 1956. considering 1972, reprints have integrated a foreword by means of Asimov explaining that advancing wisdom of stipulations on Mercury have rendered the various novel's descriptions of that global erroneous.

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Rising Sun: A Black Hole Sun Novella

By David Macinnis Gill

Emerging sunlight is a stand-alone 160-page novella, a prequel to David Macinnis Gill's acclaimed Black gap solar, of which Suzanne Collins stated, "Black gap solar rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed."

Jacob Stringfellow, aka Durango, as soon as had a promising profession within the elite defense force. That was once ahead of. prior to his father betrayed him and his unit. sooner than he nearly died and had a man-made intelligence flash-cloned to his mind. Now Durango and Mimi (the AI) are knowing how you can get alongside and understanding find out how to remain within the video game. Set on a violent and unforgettable dystopian Mars, this can be a needs to learn for enthusiasts of the author's Black gap sunlight sequence and for somebody who loves extreme, action-packed technology fiction.

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Londres, 1200: Les aventures de Guilhem d'Ussel, chevalier troubadour

By Jean d'Aillon

Sur son lit de mort, Richard Cœur de Lion avait désigné comme successeur son frère Jean. En mai 1199, celui-ci fut effectivement élu roi d’Angleterre par une grande assemblée de barons, malgré l’opposition des seigneurs de l’Anjou qui choisirent son jeune neveu Arthur, duc de Bretagne, conformément à un testomony que Richard avait fait quelques années plus tôt, mais qui avait disparu.

Or, à los angeles fin de l’année 1199, Philippe Auguste apprit que cet acte de succession avait été sauvegardé par le chambellan de Richard, moveé au provider de Jean, et qu’il était conservé à Londres, dans los angeles grande travel blanche construite par Guillaume le Conquérant.

Pour le roi de France, seul Guilhem d’Ussel, qui lui avait déjà sauvé l. a. vie, pouvait être able de lui ramener le précieux testomony.

Guilhem se rendra donc en Angleterre, accompagné de son ami Robert de Locksley, ennemi juré du prince Jean depuis le temps où, hors-la-loi, il s’appelait Robin Hood, Robin au Capuchon.

Parviendra-t-il à pénétrer dans l. a. journey de Londres ? Sera-t-il able de triompher d’Étienne de Dinant, l’âme damnée du roi Jean, qui a déjà tenté d’assassiner le roi de France ? Pourra-t-il échapper aux recherches du Grand justicier d’Angleterre ? Et surtout, découvrira-t-il le félon glissé parmi ses compagnons et qui a déjà tué plusieurs fois ?

Cette model de l’ouvrage publié aux éditions J’ai lu a été entièrement révisée à l’été 2013. Elle est complétée par un lexique et une courte nouvelle inédite : Retour à Cluny, qui se situe à l. a. fin du roman.

Retour à Cluny

S’arrêtant dans los angeles célèbre abbaye, Guilhem d’Ussel se trouve confronté à une série de miracles. Mais ces prodiges sont-ils l’œuvre de Dieu ou du Diable ?

À travers les chevauchées de Guilhem d’Ussel, le chevalier troubadour, Jean d'Aillon brosse une fresque du règne de Philippe Auguste où l'on croise les effrayants routiers des grandes compagnies, les croisés et les troubadours, Jean sans Terre et Richard Cœur de Lion, mais aussi les héros de Walter Scott et d'Alexandre Dumas dans de surprenantes énigmes criminelles.

De taille et d’estoc

La charte maudite

Férir ou périr (à paraître)

Marseille, 1198

Paris, 1199

Londres, 1200, suivi de Retour à Cluny

Montségur, 1201

Rome, 1202 (à paraître)

Rouen, 1203 (à paraître)

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