New York Times bestselling author and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series, an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard’s feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron’s newfound confidence helps catch Valerie’s eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron. You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron’s extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in “this dark, atmospheric story” (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.
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The world of 3 reflects on the concept of mind, body and soul. To answer an age old philosophical question and provide proofs of reason.There comes a time when things which are destined to be manifest become clear and the truth of the words written shed light on the thoughts of the mind, the actions of the body and the will of the soul. The Book was intended for the purpose of reaching an understanding after years of study and some nuggets among the various troubling thoughts of the time, and then whilst the storm settled and following 6 troubled years fighting mental illness and instiutionalisation and still pursuing a course independent of what mainstream education had to offer, a simple tool rather than years spent in academia paying off costly debts, and working among students which would take up your time, instead a daily routine to question, critically examine and evaluate the thoughts until something unique and original became known. In 2008 the book was formalised and for the next two years was developed and brought into existence. The book intends to give insight to the life of one deemed insane and through his experience sheds a light onto the wider world, also questioning the difference between mental illness and creativity. It is the unravelling of mysteries which people have talked of but never put to writing, it is a long journey of logical understanding to keep a light within to search for answers.
The Sunday Times bestseller, Aftermath, is the twelfth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Cold is the Grave. Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career. The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.
The Burning is the sixth thrilling installment in Matthew Hall's twice CWA Gold Dagger nominated Coroner Jenny Cooper series, from the creator of BBC One's Keeping Faith. A family tragedy. A buried secret. What lies hidden in the flames? A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife, Kelly Hart, telling her that she would never find the child . . . As Jenny prepares the inquest, she finds herself troubled by the official version of events. What could have provoked Ed's murderous rampage? How might the other, guarded inhabitants of the village have been involved? And what could the connection be with the mysterious abduction of a little girl ten years ago? Battling to suppress gruelling events in her own life, Jenny soon becomes entangled in another perplexing inquiry that may have surprising links to this one. Can she unearth Blackstone Ley's secrets, before it's too late? The Burning is followed by the seventh book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, A Life to Kill. The Jenny Cooper novels have been adapted into a hit TV series, Coroner, made for CBC and NBC Universal starring Serinda Swan and Roger Cross.
Peter Williams, a failing writer, is in Switzerland, to research another novel, his last chance to save his career & marriage. Mark Stacey is a best-selling novelist living in Switzerland to complete his latest blockbuster. Mark's untimely death in a plane crash leaves Peter with the only remaining copy which he decides to claim as his own.
Each sign is written as a bio of person's Personality, Love, Money, and Family. I've been studying astrology since I was nine. My astrology has been proven to be 90 percent accurate. Aries are very talkative, they like to be where the action and adventure is. Aries wants to be the center of attention, too often they speak without thinking, whatever pops into their head is usually what they say. A Taurus is very set into their ways, once they have made up their minds about something they rarely change it. Geminis; one of the twin's personality is very dominant, and the other one is very easy going. Cancers are very warm hearted, and have a deep sympathy for others. Leos; when a lion is speaking they want to be the center of attention. Virgos can be very blunt, without hesitation to say what's on their mind. They have a way with their charm that others don't realize. Libras give others the impression, of a warm and charming personality they tend to be easygoing and can adjust to many different kinds of people. Scorpios are very cool and calm, more on the quiet side, it takes a lot to get on their bad side. Sagittarius are very frank and honest, they don't see any need to beat around the bush. Capricorns tend to be kind hearted, and thoughtful though they can sometimes be very fussy over things and want things their way. Aquarius can be talkative at times, they love to have a good conversation once you get them started, they can talk for hours. Pisces is a dual sign; the top fish is generous, sensitive with a deep appreciation for others, on the other hand the bottom fish is a stubborn temperamental fish with the I-know-it-all attitude.
The Jealous One (1964), Celia Fremlin's fifth novel, opens on its protagonist Rosamund as she wakes from a mid-morning nap to find, to her delight, that she is running a temperature. Surely that explains her blinding headache, and even the weird, delirious dream in which she had murdered her overly seductive neighbour, Lindy? A great relief, then, to find this was merely the work of a fevered imagination. Until her husband exclaims, 'Rosamund! Have you any idea what's happened to Lindy? She's disappeared!...' 'A tense situation, ultimately resolved by a beautifully fitting plot-twist. Even more memorable than the suspense story is the witty and acute comedy.' New York Times 'A brilliant example of the psychological thriller. The little worm of jealousy devours its way into the mind, gradually, page by page.' Hampstead & Highgate Express
ItOCOs a beautiful day in Hawaii. Kay Yoshinobu and Sid Chu have been invited for a day trip on the luxurious Forbes yacht. At the outset, the excursion meets all expectations. The food is wonderful, the seas are calm, the magnificent boat is obviously in competent hands. ThereOCOs an undercurrent of unease, however, centering chiefly on their hostessOCothe recently widowed Joanna Forbes. Two rivals for her affection hover around her. One is young, athletic Bart Cain. The other is dentist David Rouse. And others on board also seemed to be involved in emotional and dangerous cross currents of their own. Even so, there is little thought of actual physical danger when Bart decides to do some lone scuba diving. Twenty minutes later, there is reason for concern. From the side of the boat, the onlookers can see the diver is in trouble. Rescue efforts fail, and Bart is pronounced dead soon after they get the body back to shore. At first, it seems like a tragic accident. The discovery of nitrous oxide in his diving bottle indicates a murder took place, and Rouse is the natural suspect. Kay, in the meantime, is representing JoannaOCOs brother in a DUI case and uses that as an excuse to look further into BartOCOs death, convinced as she is that David Rouse is innocent. More tragedies follow in the wake of the ill-fated boating day, and only the combined efforts of Kay, Sid, Laura and the cooperative Elima police prevent even more deaths. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit bosonbooks.com"
The Big 3-0 is looming, but there's so much still to do... The brilliant new novel from the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author There are six months left of Emma Reiss's twenties. . . and she has some unfinished business. Emma and her friends are about to turn thirty, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. Her career is all wrong, her love life is a desert and that penthouse apartment she pictured herself in simply never materialised. Moreover, she's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry, has never slept under the stars, or snogged anyone famous - just some of the aspirations on a list she and her friends compiled fifteen years ago. As an endless round of birthday parties sees Emma hurtle towards her own thirtieth, she sets about addressing these issues. But, as she discovers with hilarious consequences, some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought… Praise for All The Single Ladies: 'Close the doors, open a bottle of wine, get out the chocs and enjoy this wonderfully witty read. Jane Costello at her best' Milly Johnson 'Jane Costello earned her place on the bestsellers list with her witty, colourful and fast-paced style. All The Single Ladiesproves that she certainly hasn't lost her touch ' Heat