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    • The best horror of the year. Volume five [electronic resource]
      The best horror of the year. Volume five [electronic resource]
      edited by Ellen Datlow.
      Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination. Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, readers have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildly imaginative new generation of dark dreamers is carrying on in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft and King, crafting exquisitely disturbing literary nightmares that gaze without flinching into the abyss?and linger in the mind long after. Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow knows the darkest corners of fiction and poetry better.
    • Boston noir. 2 [electronic resource] : the classics
      Boston noir. 2 [electronic resource] : the classics
      edited by Dennis Lehane, Mary Cotton & Jaime Clarke.
      This e-book includes "Femme Sole," Dana Cameron's Edgar Award-nominated story from the original Boston Noir anthology. With Boston Noir 2: The Classics, Dennis Lehane returns to coedit, with Cotton & Clarke, the sequel to the best-selling evergreen anthology Boston Noir. Classic reprints from: Linda Barnes, Jason Brown, Andre Dubus, Chuck Hogan, George Harrar, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, David Ryan, Kenneth Abel, Barbara Neely, Hannah Tinti, and David Foster Wallace.
    • The girl who chased the moon [electronic resource] : a novel
      The girl who chased the moon [electronic resource] : a novel
      Sarah Addison Allen.
      Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew--a reclusive, real-life gentle giant--she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.
    • Generation 18 [electronic resource] : the spook squad 2
      Generation 18 [electronic resource] : the spook squad 2
      Keri Arthur.
      COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up' And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical' The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims'and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel's own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers'about Hopeworth, about Sam's past'is a mystery man she isn't sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.
    • First do no evil [electronic resource]
    • The free world [electronic resource] : a novel
      The free world [electronic resource] : a novel
      David Bezmozgis.
      New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching towards peace, and in the bustling, polyglot streets of Rome, strange new creatures have appeared: Soviet Jews who have escaped to freedom through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among the thousands who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family ' three generations of Russian Jews. There is Samuil, an old Communist and Red Army veteran, who reluctantly leaves the country to which he has dedicated himself body and soul; Karl, his elder son, a man eager to embrace the opportunities emigration affords; Alec, his younger son, a carefree playboy for whom life has always been a game; and Polina, Alec's new wife, who has risked the most by breaking with her old family to join this new one. Together, they will spend six months in Rome ' their way station and purgatory. They will immerse themselves in the carnival of emigration, in an Italy rife with love affairs and ruthless hustles, with dislocation and nostalgia, with the promise and peril of a new life. Through the unforgettable Krasnansky family, David Bezmozgis has created an intimate portrait of a tumultuous era. Written in precise, musical prose, The Free World is a stunning debut novel, a heartfelt multigenerational saga of great historical scope and even greater human debth. Enlarging on the themes of aspiration and exile that infused his critically acclaimed first collection, Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World establishes Bezmozgis as one of our most mature and accomplished storytellers.
    • The exorcist [electronic resource]
      The exorcist [electronic resource]
      William Peter Blatty.
      A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.
    • Alice in Wonderland
      Alice in Wonderland
      by Lewis Carroll
      Tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
    • The clockwork dagger [electronic resource]
      The clockwork dagger [electronic resource]
      Beth Cato.
      Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which she is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences, including murder, and Octavia herself is threatened. Suddenly, she is caught up in a flurry of intrigue: the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Daggers?the Queen's spies and assassins?and her cabinmate harbors disturbing secrets. But the danger is only beginning, for Octavia discovers that the deadly conspiracy may reach the crown itself.
    • The Han Solo adventures [electronic resource]
      The Han Solo adventures [electronic resource]
      Brian Daley.
      Han Solo soars again--in this awesome trilogy of his extraordinary exploits. Ride with him as he rides to the rescue, narrowly escapes certain death, and foils evil in its ruthless tracks! Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
    • First things first
      First things first
      Barbara Delinsky.
      Chelsea Ross is renowned for her success at locating missing children. But when a wealthy Boston socialite asks her to track down her 40-year-old son, Chelsea is thrown for a loop. The runaway "child" in question, Samuel Prescott London, is a powerful executive who's apparently gone AWOL south of the border. Posing as a tourist, Chelsea manages to find Sam in the outskirts of Cancun--hot, handsome, and happy to be far from the corporate rat race. Chelsea promised Sam's mother she'd bring him back home. But after a few days of playing tourist by his side--and spending nights in his arms--she's not so sure she's ready to give him up.
    • Christmas carol
      Christmas carol
      by Charles Dickens
      The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions, and at the time when new customs such as the Christmas tree and greeting cards were being introduced. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
    • Great expectations
      Great expectations
      by Charles Dickens
      Written in the last decade of his life, Great Expectations reveals Dickens's dark attitudes toward Victorian society, its inherent class structure, and its materialism. Yet this novel persists as one of Dickens's most popular. Richly comic and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills with vividly drawn characters, moral maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of love. In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the young boy and threatens to kill him unless Pip helps further his escape. Later, Pip finds himself in the ruined garden where he meets the bitter and crazy Miss Havisham and her foster child Estella, with whom he immediately falls in love. After a secret benefactor gives him a fortune, Pip moves to London, where he cultivates great expectations for a life that would allow him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle upper class. As Pip struggles to become a gentleman and is tormented endlessly by the beautiful Estella, he slowly learns the truth about himself and his illusions. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading
    • Cat nap
      Cat nap
      Claire Donally.
      When she gets caught in the middle of a financial dispute between two rival vets and ex-spouses, which results in murder, Sunny Coolidge and her cat Shadow must once again sniff out the clues to catch a killer.
    • The Corsican brothers : a play in three acts
    • The count of Monte Cristo
      The count of Monte Cristo
      Alexandre Dumas
      A tantalizing tale of intrigue, villainy and ultimate revenge. A young sailor Edmond Dantes is incarcerated falsely as a Bonapartist to the Chateau' d'If by his enemies; Danglers, Fernand Mondego, Caderousse and Monsieur de Villefort. While in prison he befriends the Abbe Faria who educates him in the languages, arts and sciences. He also tells Edmond of a huge treasure buried in a cave on the Island of Monte Cristo. Follow this amazing tale, how Edmond armed with knowledge and patience sets out to exact revenge on all his enemies. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic novel is a classic you will enjoy and treasure. A must-have for your digital library.
    • The corsican brothers
      The corsican brothers
      Alexandre, Dumas.

    • The betrayed [electronic resource]
      The betrayed [electronic resource]
      Heather Graham.
      Www.eHeatherGraham.com Sleepy Hollow isn't so sleepy anymore' One night, New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney receives a visitor in a dream'an old friend named Richard Highsmith. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing there. Maureen'Mo'Deauville now lives in the historic town and works with her dog, Rollo, to search for missing people. She's actually the one to find Richard'or more precisely his head, stuck on a statue of the legendary Headless Horseman. Mo and Aiden, a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators, explore both past and present events to figure out who betrayed Richard, who killed him and now wants to kill them, too. As they work together, they discover that they share an unusual trait'the ability to communicate with the dead. They also share an attraction that's as intense as it is unexpected'if they live long enough to enjoy it!
    • Allan and the holy flower
      Allan and the holy flower
      H. Rider Haggard.

    • Allan's wife
      Allan's wife
      H. Rider Haggard.
      The third novel H. Rider Haggard's celebrated Allan Quatermain series, this tale is not exactly about Quartermain's wife, at least not to begin with. Allan's Wife tells more stories of Quartermain's time in South Africa presenting his observations about two dueling witch doctors, his father's death, and, eventually, the fate of his wife, Stella.
    • Ayesha : the return of she
    • Beatrice
      Beatrice
      H. Rider Haggard.

    • Cleopatra
      Cleopatra
      Haggard, H. Rider.
      H. Rider Haggard's exotic tale set in Ancient Egypt is a sweeping epic of love, betrayal and the drive of a powerful dynasty.
    • Fly away
      Fly away
      Kristin Hannah.
      A follow-up to Firefly Lane returns readers to the world of Tully, Kate, and Tully's mother, who explore their understandings about love, family, loss, and redemption while turning to each other in the hopes of salvaging their lives.
    • Hard merchandise [electronic resource]
      Hard merchandise [electronic resource]
      K.W. Jeter.
      Bounty hunter Boba Fett finds evidence of a conspiracy involving Prince Xizor, making him an enemy even he fears.
    • Dark summer
      Dark summer
      Iris Johansen.
      Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital at an island search-and-rescue site. When Jude Marrok arrives with his wounded black lab Ned, Devon has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror, destruction, and unstoppable passion.
    • Deadlock
      Deadlock
      Iris Johansen.
      Mercenary John Garrett is on a mission to rescue artifact experts Emily Hudson and Joel Levy after they were abducted by a ruthless thief intent on finding the missing link to their treasure.
    • Eight days to live
      Eight days to live
      Iris Johansen.
      After Eve Duncan's adopted daughter, Jane, paints a portrait called "Guilt," a mysterious cult targets the young artist, deciding that she only has eight days to live, during which time they plan on forcing her to lead them to priceless ancient treasure.
    • Dynasty of evil [electronic resource] : a novel of the Old Republic
      Dynasty of evil [electronic resource] : a novel of the Old Republic
      Drew Karpyshyn.
      aTwenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane's acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith's immortality-and his own. A perfect opportunity arises when a Jedi emissary is assassinated on the troubled mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission-while he himself sets out in secret to capture the ancient holocron of Darth Andeddu and its precious knowledge. But Zannah is no fool. She knows that her ruthless Master has begun to doubt her, and she senses that he is hiding something crucial to her future. If she is going to claim the power she craves, she must take action now. While Bane storms the remote stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master's downfall by choosing an apprentice of her own: a rogue Jedi cunning and cold-blooded enough to embrace the Sith way and to stand beside her when she at last wrests from Bane the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith. But Zannah is not the only one with the desire and power to destroy Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family is haunted by memories of the monstrous Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her when she was a child. Bent on retribution, she hires a merciless assassin to find her tormentor- and bring him back alive to taste her wrath. Only a Sith who has taken down her own Master can become Dark Lord of the Sith. So when Bane suddenly vanishes, Zannah must find him-possibly even rescue him-before she can kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the grim depths of a ravaged world on the brink of catastrophe to the barren reaches of a desert outpost, where the future of the dark side's most powerful disciples will be decided, once and for all, by the final, fatal stroke of a lightsaber. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star WarsStar Wars books of the last thirty years!
    • Carmilla
      Carmilla
      J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
      Got a hankering for top-notch Gothic horror? Lose yourself in J. Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, a titillating tale that centers on a lady-loving vampire who terrorizes an unsuspecting family in nineteenth-century Austria. Experts of the genre say that this novel exerted a significant influence on Bram Stoker when he was preparing to write Dracula.
    • Alien : out of the shadows
    • Necroscope [electronic resource] : harry and the pirates
      Necroscope [electronic resource] : harry and the pirates
      Brian Lumley.
      Harry Keogh, the first Necroscope, is arguably Brian Lumley's greatest creation. In the Necroscope series, readers saw Harry learn to use his powers to talk with the dead and travel instantaneously to any point in space and time. They saw him take arms against the evil, twisted, metamorphic alien vampires who sought to feed off humans and enslave mankind. They saw him suffer a great personal loss and then recover his family, and later his humanity, through a new love. And they saw Harry wage the grimmest battle of his life'against the vampire he himself was becoming! Even after Harry's story was done, Brian Lumley continued to write books about Harry's legacy'the other Necroscopes who inherited his weird talents. But Harry himself would not go quietly into that darkness that lies beyond an author's imagination ... and now Brian Lumley has written three newnovellas about Harry and his supernatural adventures, which are published for the first time in the United States in Harry and the Pirates. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
    • The christmas wedding ring [electronic resource]
      The christmas wedding ring [electronic resource]
      Susan Mallery.
      New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a classic story of destiny, desire and a little holiday magic! In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn't help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black'even though he only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn't work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they'd have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancE just before Christmas, she's finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life'grown-up and gorgeous'he's stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun' Laughter-filled days and late-night kisses are changing Molly's life, for good. The only gift she truly wants now is Dylan's love, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again'this time forever.
    • Fury on Sunday
      Fury on Sunday
      Richard Matheson
      In the early hours of a Sunday morning, lunatic pianist Vincent Radin escapes from an insane asylum and sets out on a revenge-fueled rampage. His aim is to find the two people who have hurt him most--his erstwhile manager and his lover's new husband--and end their lives.
    • The crystal star [electronic resource]
      The crystal star [electronic resource]
      Vonda N. McIntyre.
      In the continuing Star Wars series, Princess Lei goes on a rescue mission to recover her children. They were kidnapped by Lord Hethrir, an Empire loyalist who takes them to a camp for enslaved boys and girls. By the author of Dreamsnake.
    • Four weddings and a werewolf
      Four weddings and a werewolf
      Kristin Miller.
      Logan Black, former Marine and bodyguard for the Seattle Wolf Pack, hates weddings and has no plan to walk the path to matrimonial misery. But when he's hired to protect a hot-to-trot wedding planner with a werewolf stalker, he's forced to put his feelings aside. Not such an easy task when the damsel can turn him on with a single smoldering glance.
    • The game of love [electronic resource]
      The game of love [electronic resource]
      Jeanette Murray.
      Chris St. James is ready for normal. After walking away from her pro tennis career and a toxic relationship with a star hockey player, she's starting a new life as a teacher and tennis coach in a small town. Now all she needs is an average guy to share it with. Brett Wallace is no average guy. Forced to retire from the NFL after an injury-- and suddenly single after being dumped by his status-conscious wife-- he's returned to his hometown to coach the varsity football team. Wary of women interested only in his celebrity, Brett finds Chris's indifference to his former career refreshing. The last thing Chris needs is to get involved with another pro athlete, but she can't deny the sparks that fly between them. So she agrees to a purely physical, no-strings-attached affair. But the rules of the game change when she falls for him...
    • Beewitched
      Beewitched
      Hannah Reed.
      "Beekeeper Story Fischer has stocked the shelves of her market, The Wild Clover, in preparation for the influx of produce-crazy tourists about to invade Moraine, Wisconsin. In fact, with the apple cider and caramel apple stand on Main Street and the corn maze out at Country Delight Farm, the whole town is ready for the swarm. But when a self-proclaimed witch moves into town, the neighbors are all abuzz with questions. Is the quirky newcomer a good witch or a bad one? Story thinks Dyanna Crane is perfectly nice, albeit a little eccentric. But after an entire coven shows up for a new moon ritual--and one of the witches ends up dead in the corn maze--Story must comb through both fact and fiction, before anyone else is murdered under the cover of magic..."-- From back cover.
    • Frankenstein
      Frankenstein
      [Mary W Shelley]
      To test his theories, he collects bones from the tombs to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818. Mary Shelley's original novel is not only a masterwork of horror, but it's also considered to be one of the earliest science fiction stories ever written. Beautifully illustrated, this classic, comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages.
    • Always watching : [a novel]
      Always watching : [a novel]
      Chevy Stevens.
      "In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire: healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn't want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years. When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her--and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name of the group's leader, Aaron Quinn, provoke complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? Then the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most . . . and fight back." -- p. [4] of cover
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
      Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
      by Robert Louis Stevenson.
      The idea for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde famously came to Robert Louis Stevenson one night in a dream. This graphic novel adaptation has transformed that dream into an exquisite nightmare combining an already-chilling tale with truly haunting artwork. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a respectable London doctor who ends up leading a dreadful double life--as a doctor, and as a cold-blooded murderer. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel immediately captures the imagination of readers. This fascinating moral thriller will rivet fans of Stevenson's original novel and new readers alike.
    • Dracula's guest [electronic resource] : and other stories
      Dracula's guest [electronic resource] : and other stories
      Bram Stoker.
      Some literary historians believe that Dracula's Guest is an excerpt excised from the original manuscript of Bram Stoker's masterpiece Dracula by an overzealous editor. This short novel recounts the travels of an unnamed Englishman who crosses paths with a foreboding wolf-like creature on his way to Count Dracula's castle. The story is currently being developed into a television series that is slated to air on the CW network in 2010. A must-read for lovers of vampire lit. This edition also includes these short stories: The Judge's House, The Squaw, The Secret of the Growing Gold, The Gipsy Prophecy, The Coming of Abel Behenna, The Burial of the Rats, A Dream of Red Hands and Crooken Sands.
    • The daughter of highland hall [electronic resource] : a novel
    • Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
      Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
      by Jules Verne
      In this Classics Illustrated version of this pioneering, nineteenth-century science fiction novel, the brilliant but strange Captain Nemo has designed a gigantic submarine, which he now captains. With his crew, he uses his submarine, the Nautilus, as a weapon of vengeance against the civilization that has rejected and exiled him. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature.
    • Around the world in 80 days
      Around the world in 80 days
      by Jules Verne
      Fogg and his faithful servant, Passepartout, embark on a journey into a world filled with danger and beauty from India, where the heroic travelers rescue a beautiful Raja's wife from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier. An angry Sioux tribe ambushes their train. Fogg's mission is complicated by an incredible case of mistaken identity that sends a detective in hot pursuit. Around the World in Eighty Days is a masterpiece of adventure fiction that continues to captivate us today. Beautifully illustrated adaptation of this classic captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading.
    • The devil rides out
      The devil rides out
      Dennis Wheatley

    • Gateway to hell
      Gateway to hell
      Dennis Wheatley

    • The haunting of Toby Jugg
    • Destiny's way [electronic resource]
      Destiny's way [electronic resource]
      Walter Jon Williams.
      Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife as a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a weapon that could destroy their enemies and make them vulnerable to the dark side.
    • Heir to the empire [electronic resource]
      Heir to the empire [electronic resource]
      Timothy Zahn.
      It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starlfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away.