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In Pale Battalions
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780440336983
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Six months after her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for a holiday in Paris with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin... Their journey starts with an unscheduled stop at the imposing Thiepval Memorial to the dead of the Battle of the Somme near Amiens. Amongst those commemorated is Leonora's father. The date of his death is recorded and 30th April, 1916. But Leonora wasn't born until 14th March 1917. Penelope at once supposes a simple wartime illegitimacy as the clue to her mother's unhappy childhood and the family's sundered connections with her aristocratic heritage, about which she has always known so little. But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold.

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    Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go... #1
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:JUN200565
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke's oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all... and never mind that he’s too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way. Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

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    Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go... #2
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:JUL200540
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke's oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all... and never mind that he’s too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way. Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

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    Locke & Key: The Golden Age
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781649360205
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Unlock moments from Keyhouse's long history, expanding the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories, which includes the epic crossover with DC’s The Sandman Universe! For two hundred years, the Locke family has watched over Keyhouse, a New England mansion where reality has come unhinged and shadows are known to walk on their own. Here they have guarded a collection of impossible keys, instruments capable of unlocking both unparalleled wonder and unimaginable evil. Take a glimpse into the lives of Chamberlin Locke and his family in the early 20th century as they use the keys to fight battles big and small. From a giant spider inside Keyhouse to the killing fields of Europe during WWI and the depths of Hell, the Lockes are in a constant struggle to keep the dark forces of their world at bay. Collects three standalone tales, “Small World,” the Eisner-nominated “Open the Moon,” and the never-before-seen “Face the Music,” along with the 3-part “...In Pale Battalions Go…” and the epic 80-page crossover with The Sandman Universe, “Hell & Gone” all from the co-creators of Locke & Key, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez!

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    Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go... #3
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : PKEY:AUG200568
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Jonathan Locke uses the power of the Anywhere Key to flee the slaughter in Ypres and return to Keyhouse. But now the door is open between Flanders Fields and Lovecraft, Massachusetts... and the sinister Oberlutenant Eric Murnau has led a small band through to claim the magical keys for Germany!

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    Play to the End
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780440336082
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Intricate, fascinating and deeply satisfying to the last page -- another classic Robert Goddard mystery. Actor Toby Flood, formerly of big and small screen but now seldom seen on either, arrives in Brighton with the other cast members of the Joe Orton play Lodger in the Throat. They have been on tour since September, but hopes of a West End transfer have been abandoned and they are all looking forward to the end of the run the following Saturday. Flood is visited that night by his estranged wife, Jenny, now living with wealthy entrepreneur Roger Colborn. Jenny runs a shop in the Lanes and is worried about a strange man who is hanging around outside. Roger has dismissed her concerns but Jenny persuades Toby, for old times’ sake, to do something. The next day Flood trails the man and confronts him. Derek Oswin is an unemployed loner who blames Roger Colborn for his father’s death from cancer on account of dangerous practices at the now-closed plastics factory run by Roger and his late father, Sir Walter Colborn. However, Oswin is a fan of Flood’s and eventually he agrees to lay off. Then, Colborn gets wind of Flood’s contact with Jenny and tries to buy him off, but Flood sees only a longed-for opportunity to win Jenny back, and presses for answers to a host of questions surrounding the death of Sir Walter seven years earlier. Before he fully understands the risks he is running, Flood finds himself entangled in the mysterious -- and dangerous -- relationship between the Oswins and the Colborns. The prospects of him surviving until the close of the play suddenly start to look far from good.

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    Closed Circle
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780671890926
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When two Englishmen come up with a plan to charm the daughter of a wealthy munitions dealer to get money out of her father, their scheme becomes the first step on a dark road leading to murder

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    Borrowed Time
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780440335818
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is a golden evening of high summer in July 1990. Robin Timariot has set out that morning on what he has planned as a six-day tramp along part of Offa's Dyke. At the close of his first day's walk he encounters an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place among the sheep and gorse of Hergest Ridge. They exchange only a few words of conversation, but their talk is enigmatic -- and unforgettable. A few days later, at the end of his walk, Timariot returns home to learn from the newspapers that, just a few hours after their meeting, the woman, whose name was Louise Paxton, was raped and then murdered, along with an artist, Oscar Bantock, who lived near by. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot -- and others -- that all is not what it seems. Timariot, fascinated by Louise Paxton's memory, is drawn irresistibly into the complex motives and relationships of her family and friends, searching against his better judgement for the secret of what really happened on the day she died. The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late he realizes that it may threaten many powerful people. So much so that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.

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    The Ways of the World
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780802191045
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The murder of a British diplomat in post-WWI Paris leads to “a rip-roaring adventure” in this historical spy thriller by the Edgar Award–winning author (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review). In the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are trying to hammer out the terms of peace after World War I. British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted is in charge of liaising with the Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fallen from the roof. When his sons Max and Ashley arrive in Paris to collect the body, they suspect their father’s death was no mere accident. But since the murder of a diplomat could be disastrous for the peace conference, no one is keen to ask questions—except Max. What begins as an innocent inquiry into his father’s death soon leads Max, a Royal Flying Corps veteran, into a dangerous world of secret allegiances, international espionage, and double-crossing at the highest levels of government. How far is he willing to go to discover the truth about the death of a father he barely knew? And how much will the authorities—and others—let him find out before threatening his own life? The first novel in Robert Goddard’s James Maxted Thrillers, The Ways of the World takes readers deep into the shadows of postwar Paris. “Robert Goddard is the master of complex, tricky thrillers that dazzle with surprises . . . Another stellar performance.” —The Sydney Morning Herald

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    Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing & DC Comics
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : PKEY:SEP200426
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming! The epic crossover between two of the most beloved fantasy universes in comics begins here. John "Jack" Locke is ten years dead, but that hasn't stopped him from posting the occasional letter home... from Hell. Now, Mary Locke will do anything to save her brother's soul. Her quest to rescue him from The Pit will require her to outsmart Roderick Burgess (the most evil man in England), puzzle her way through the House of Mystery, and risk the walking nightmare known as The Corinthian in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!

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    Beyond Recall
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780440338284
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • On a bright autumn afternoon in Truro, the Napier family celebrates one couple’s golden wedding anniversary and another’s marriage. But for one member of the clan, the day turns dark. Chris Napier, prodigal son, suddenly spots the ragged specter of a former friend, Nicky Lanyon—a man whose own family was ruined by the same twist of fate with which the Napiers were blessed. And the next morning, Chris is horrified to find Nicky dead, hanging from a tree where the boys once played…. For Chris, the suicide opens a floodgate of doubt and suspicion. How did his family’s wealth slip out of the hands of a great-uncle, brutally murdered before he could change his will? Were the men convicted of the crime truly guilty? And who is the mysterious, seductive woman who claims to know the Napiers’ darkest secrets? As the crimes of two families are exposed, a series of violent acts shadows him and suddenly Chris knows he’s in uncharted waters…until a killer drops one last disguise—for the ultimate act of revenge.

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    Borrowed Time
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0593035879
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Whilst walking Offa's Dyke, Robin Timariot encounters an elegant and strangely-out-of-place middle-aged woman. Days later, he learns of the woman's rape and murder. By the author of C̀losed circle'.

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    Panic Room
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781473527041
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ‘Is this his best yet?...Full of sinister menace and propulsive pace with twisty plotting’ Lee Child WHAT REALLY LIES WITHIN? High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of mysterious background, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable – and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be threatened when people come looking for the house’s owner, rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Soon people with questionable motives will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t - want to answer. WILL THE PANIC ROOM EVER GIVE UP ITS SECRETS?

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    Painting the Darkness
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 9780802190963
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the James Maxted series, “a plot worthy of Wilkie Collins” unfolds as an Englishman struggles to maintain his sanity and his marriage (Kirkus Reviews). Robert Goddard’s international bestselling third novel is a masterful exercise in suspense set in Victorian-era England. On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, thirty-four-year-old husband and father William Trenchard sits quietly at home when the creak of the garden gate announces the arrival of a mysterious visitor. The stranger claims he is Sir James Davenall, the former fiancé of Trenchard’s wife, Constance. He was thought to have committed suicide eleven years ago. Although Constance remembers him, Davenall’s family refuses to recognize him as one of their own. Forced into an uneasy alliance with the stranger, Trenchard struggles to hold on to his wife and his sanity until the dark secrets of the Davenall family can finally be brought to light. “[Painting the Darkness] has all the ingredients of a first-class melodrama . . . engaging and satisfying.” —The Times (London) “It explodes into action so that the reader is hooked by the time he reaches the third page. . . . A superb storyteller.” —Sunday Independent (Ireland) “This exciting story, with its careful complexity and completeness—no loose ends—is a joy to read.” —Publishers Weekly

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    Caught in the Light
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780552162975
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Missing persons
  • On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls desperately in love with a woman he meets by chance, Marian Esguard. Back in England, he breaks up with his wife and goes to meet Marian at an agreed rendezvous. Marian fails to show. Searching desperately for her, he stumbles on a Dorset churchyard full of the gravestones of dead Esguards.

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    Past Caring
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9781407055275
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 1910: Distinguished MP Edwin Strafford resigns at the pinnacle of his career, removing himself from the public eye. The woman he loves, and for whom he was willing to sacrifice everything, suddenly and coldly rejects him. All the reasons for his fall from grace are shrouded in darkness. Seventy years later, historian Martin Radford is down on his luck when a mysterious benefactor offers him the opportunity of a lifetime: to uncover what exactly happened to Edwin Strafford. But this apparent good fortune swiftly turns into a nightmare. Radford's investigations trigger a violent series of events, which throw him straight into the path of those who believed they had escaped punishment for crimes long past but never paid for...

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    The Book of the Damned
  • Author : Charles Fort
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9781613106426
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  • Genre : Curiosities and wonders
  • "Time travel, UFOs, mysterious planets, stigmata, rock-throwing poltergeists, huge footprints, bizarre rains of fish and frogs-nearly a century after Charles Fort's Book of the Damned was originally published, the strange phenomenon presented in this book remains largely unexplained by modern science. Through painstaking research and a witty, sarcastic style, Fort captures the imagination while exposing the flaws of popular scientific explanations. Virtually all of his material was compiled and documented from reports published in reputable journals, newspapers and periodicals because he was an avid collector. Charles Fort was somewhat of a recluse who spent most of his spare time researching these strange events and collected these reports from publications sent to him from around the globe. This was the first of a series of books he created on unusual and unexplained events and to this day it remains the most popular. If you agree that truth is often stranger than fiction, then this book is for you"--Taken from Good Reads website.

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    The Fine Art of Invisible Detection
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9781473527065
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 ebook from the Sunday Times bestseller 'He's the high priest of plot ... deftly woven, but also beautifully written ... I loved it.' Mel Giedroyc 'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' Daily Mail - An unlikely heroine. An even more unlikely detective. And a cold case that's resurfacing with deadly consequences. Umiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down. As a secretary to a private detective, her life is pleasingly uncomplicated, filled with coffee runs, diary management and paperwork. That is, until her boss takes on a new case. A case which turns out to be dangerous enough to get him killed. A case which means Wada will have to leave Japan for the first time and travel to London. Following the only lead she has, Wada quickly realises that being a detective isn't as easy as the television makes out. And that there's a reason why secrets stay buried for a long time. Because people want them to stay secret. And they're prepared to do very bad things to keep them that way... What readers are saying: ***** 'Guaranteed and satisfying escapism' ***** 'Twists and turns right up to the last page' ***** 'Edge-of-the-seat stuff' ***** 'Fresh and inventive' ***** 'The master of twists and suspense ... sublime' ***** 'Scintillating and wickedly twisty'

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    Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #0
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing & DC Comics
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:AUG200567
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming! Get ready for the epic IDW/DC crossover, LOCKE & KEY / SANDMAN UNIVERSE: HELL & GONE, with this special primer issue reprinting key moments from the lore of both series, getting you all caught up on the tale to be told. First, in the LOCKE & KEY tale, "Open the Moon," meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series. Next, from “Sleep of the Just” in THE SANDMAN #1, journey to a shadowy mansion in Wych Cross, England, 1916, where a terrible ceremony aims to summon the avatar of Death itself… and reels in something far more unexpected! And familiarize yourself with the remarkable power of the Locke family’s strange collection with “Guide to the Known Keys!” Then join IDW and DC Comics for LOCKE & KEY/SANDMAN UNIVERSE: HELL & GONE #1!

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    Into the Blue
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0440335833
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sudden disappearance. A twisting hunt for the truth. A harrowing journey... “Robert Goodard’s manipulation of suspense and surprise rarely fails to dazzle.”—The New York Times Book Review Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and Harry is the number one suspect. While a Greek detective tries to trap him, and the British tabloids pillory him at home, Harry’s conscience is his worst enemy of all. What happened to young, beautiful Heather Mallender? Who took her—and why didn’t Harry realize that something was amiss? Suddenly, a man steeped in failure has found a purpose, retracing the strange, twisting route that led to Heather’s vanishing. But the more he learns, the less he knows. Until Harry finds himself at the heart of a dangerous puzzle whose pieces are scattered everywhere: in the realm of British politics, in the beds of adulterous lovers, in the past, the present, and most of all, amid the secrets of a killer. . . . Praise for Into the Blue “Cracking good literature entertainment . . . had me utterly spellbound . . . [Into the Blue is] a book that will push the edges of late night fatigue. . . . It’s the storyteller as magician; we only see what he wants us to see, when he wants us to see it.”—Washington Post Book World “A cracker, twisting, turning and exploding with real skill.”—Daily Mirror “Impossible to put down . . . totally compels you from the first page to the last . . . a wonderful storyteller.”—Yorkshire Post

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    Hand in Glove
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780385339216
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In her seaside cottage, Beatrix Abberley bravely confronts an intruder moments before her life is brutally taken. The crime stuns the elderly spinster’s family—especially Beatrix’s niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn the loss of her beloved aunt and little patience when police quickly arrest a man Charlotte believes is innocent. For Charlotte, a harrowing quest for answers begins—one that will take her into the shadows of the past…and into the life and secrets of the dead woman’s brother, famed poet and casualty of the Spanish Civil War, Tristram Abberley. Now, amid shattering revelations about her family, and in the aftermath of a second savage crime, Charlotte finds herself at the center of a widening storm. And for Charlotte, something extraordinary is beginning to happen. As fifty years of secrets begin to unravel, shy, cautious Charlotte is coming alive in the shadow of a mystery—uncovering a shocking tale of wartime greed and treachery, and a vendetta of violence seemingly without end….

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    Locke & Key: Small World
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:OCT160346
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Three years after wrapping up their award-winning, best-selling Locke & Key saga, the team that built Keyhouse returns to Lovecraft, Massachusetts with a new tale of terror and suspense! An impossible birthday gift for two little girls unexpectedly throws open a door to a monster on eight legs!

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    Out of the Sun
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780552164962
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Harry Barnett is informed that his son has been hospitalized in a diabetic coma, he thinks there must be some mistake: he doesn't have a son. But Harry soon learns otherwise, and, after he learns that David's tragic condition may have been self-inflicted, Harry sets out to discover why.

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    The Lazarus Pool
  • Author : David Swattridge
  • Publisher : Austin MacAuley
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN : 1786294389
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ghost, spirits, demons, the living, and the dead. It's not the easiest group to imagine saving the world, but in Pale Battalions, The Lazarus Pool, we meet a diverse and ever-interesting menagerie of individuals faced with worldly challenges. Sam Morbeck attempts to secure a much-needed vacation with Elizabeth. Despite their instruction to combat stress, they encounter an increase of dilemmas as they meet new friends, foes, and associates in the secret organisation they perform work for. Not only do Sam and his friends devise ways to help the souls that require their assistance, they discover an out-of-this-world anomaly in High Wood's neighbour's cellar. Through the eyes of the living, we see couples caring for each other, and youngsters falling in love. From the perspective of the dead, we see longings and hopes. With the energy of the evil, we see hatred and destruction. In The Lazarus Pool, action, wit, and sentiment are shown with great precision, whether it be from struggling POWs in Burma, captive Jews in Auschwitz, or bumbling fools in the present. The Lazarus Pool is an intriguing and rich tale that continues Sam's adventures of faith and time travel.

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    Found Wanting
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780553908183
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Richard Eusden is on his way to work in London one unremarkable winter morning when he is intercepted by his ex-wife, Gemma. She has sad news of his old friend, Marty Hewitson. Marty is dying, but needs a favour done for him at once. Eusden reluctantly agrees and sets off on what should be a simple errand. But soon it turns into a race for life, his and Marty’s, across Belgium, Germany and Denmark and on into the Nordic heart of a mystery that somehow connects Marty’s long dead grandfather, Clem Hewitson, an Isle of Wight police officer, with the tragic fate of the Russian Royal Family. Eusden discovers to his dismay that he can trust no-one, not even an old and dying friend, in a battle for survival with those who are determined to steal the secret they believe he and Marty hold — and will kill for it if they have to.

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    Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone (2021-) #2
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : PKEY:T2145300025001
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • To win back her brother’s soul from Hell, Mary Locke has done the unthinkable: she’s seized control of the imprisoned Dream Lord’s artifacts of power and crossed over into his place of power, the Dreaming! Unfortunately, she’s managed to find herself in the middle of a war for the future of the kingdom, led by none other than the monstrous Corinthian…and even if she can survive that encounter, the road to Hell ends in locked gates guarded by Etrigan the Demon and the all-powerful Lucifer himself! Of course, the Locke family has always had a knack for making keys… The second and final chapter of DC and IDW’s critically acclaimed crossover saga will change the way readers see the worlds of The Sandman and Locke & Key for years to come-for fans of either title, it’s absolutely unmissable!

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    Sight Unseen
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Bantam Press
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0593053648
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • The abduction of a two-year-old and the violent death of her sister while at Avebury in 1981 affects the future lives of all of the witnesses.

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    The Enlightenment Project
  • Author : Lynn Hightower
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9781448307180
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Cutting-edge science meets demonic possession: the long-awaited new supernatural thriller from award-winning author Lynn Hightower. Noah Archer is a renowned neurosurgeon, with an impressive success record. He has a happy home, with his beloved wife Moira, their two adopted sons, and a dog who's a very good girl. But Noah keeps a dark secret, shared only with his old friend Father Perry Cavanaugh. When he was just a boy, he was possessed by a demon - and it was only thanks to the exorcist priest that he survived. Now, Noah works at the cutting of edge of medical science and religion, researching the effects of spirituality on the brain. His current research study - The Enlightenment Project - promises breakthrough treatments for depression, addiction and mental illness, and preliminary results are astounding. But after a late-night emergency surgery, Noah returns to his office to find Father Perry waiting for him, with a terrible warning. The Enlightenment Project may not be closing the door to the darkness at all . . . but instead letting it in. Demonic possession is now a recognized psychiatric condition, and the number of exorcist priests in the US has quadrupled in the last decade. As well as being a thrilling read, THE ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT is an intelligent and fascinating view into the complex worlds of both the medical and the supernatural.

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    The Elements of Storytelling
  • Author : Peter Rubie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1947187066
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Elements of Storytelling is an instruction manual and an inspirational guide to writing powerful book length stories

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    Sight Unseen
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780440336587
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Another classic mystery from the “master of the clever twist.” On a summer’s day in 1981, a two-year-old girl, Tamsin Hall, was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Her seven-year-old sister Miranda was knocked down and killed by the abductor’s van. The girls were in the care of their nanny, Sally Wilkinson. One of the witnesses to this tragic event was David Umber, a Ph.D student who was waiting at the village pub to keep an appointment with a man called Griffith who claimed he could help Umber with his researches into the letters of “Junius,” the pseudonymous eighteenth century polemicist who was his Ph.D subject. But Griffin failed to show up, and Umber never heard from him again. The two-year-old, Tamsin Hall, was never seen again either. The Hall family fell apart under the strain. Sally Wilkinson, the nanny, wound up living with Umber, whom she had met at the inquiry. But she never recovered from the incident, suffered increasingly from depression, and eventually committed suicide. In the spring of 2004, retired Chief Inspector George Sharp receives a letter signed “Junius” reproaching him for botching the 1981 investigation. Sharp confronts Umber, whose explanation for being at the scene of the tragedy has always seemed dubious. Obliged to accept Umber’s denial of authorship of the letter, he nonetheless forces him to join in a search for the real culprit — and hence the long-concealed truth about what happened 23 years previously. It is a quest that both will later regret having embarked upon. Too late they come to understand that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

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    Follow Me Down
  • Author : Shelby Foote
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307779281
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and O'Connor, yet utterly original.

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    Hue 1968
  • Author : Mark Bowden
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780802189240
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : History
  • New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction "An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color."—Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam?s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front?s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

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    Out of the Sun
  • Author : Ben Bova
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780812532104
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A scientist-detective's mission is to investigate the unexplained explosion of an aircraft

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    Locke and Key: Dog Days
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:AUG190807
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • TWO new stories by creators Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez—"Nailed It" and "Dog Days"—plus an 8-page preview of an all-new series by Hill and artist Martin Simmonds, too!

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    Locke & Key: The Golden Age
  • Author : Joe Hill
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781684057856
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The beloved graphic novel series turned Netflix hit continues! Take a trip through the past and unlock moments from Keyhouse's long history that expand the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories including the crossover with Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe! Contains three prequel short stories, "Small World," "Open the Moon," and, collected for the first time, "Face the Music," leading into the gut-wrenching tour de force that begins with ...In Pale Battalions Go... and culminates with the Sandman Universe crossover Hell & Gone. Each of these individual stories takes a glimpse into the lives of the Locke family ancestors from the early 20th century as they use the keys to fight battles big and small. From the killing fields of Europe during WWI to the depths of Hell, the Lockes struggle desperately to keep the dark forces of their world at bay.

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    The Scent of Secrets
  • Author : Jane Thynne
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780553393910
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set in Europe, in 1938, during the tense run-up to war, and perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, Robert Harris, and Susan Elia MacNeal, this gripping historical novel features the half-British, half-German actress (and wholly covert spy) Clara Vine, who finds herself enmeshed in a dangerous game of subterfuge. The colorful, lively streets of Paris come as a welcome relief to Clara Vine after the dour countenance of Berlin, where bunkers and bomb shelters are being dug, soldiers march the streets in their high boots, and Jewish residents rush to make it home before curfew. Though Clara is in Paris to make a film, her true work is never far from her mind. Approached by a British intelligence officer, Clara is initially confounded by his request: Get close to Eva Braun and glean as much as she can about the Führer’s plans and intentions. Clara has already established friendships with several high-ranking Nazi wives, but Eva Braun is another matter altogether. Hitler keeps his “secret” girlfriend obsessively hidden, fiercely guarding their relationship as well as Eva’s delicate psychological state. From the gilded halls of the decadent City of Light to the cobbled, quaint streets of Munich, and even to the chilling, rarefied air of the Berghof, Hitler’s private mountaintop retreat, Clara flirts with discovery at every turn—and a dangerous, devious plot unfolds. Previously published in the U.K. as A War of Flowers “A brilliant tale of spies and secrets, of intense psychological drama, of edgy climax and one extraordinary heroine.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers “A compelling story of love and betrayal in Hitler’s Berlin . . . Peppered with real-life characters, this series offers a fascinating glimpse of the extraordinary world of the Nazi wives.”—Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress “An alluring blend of thrills, suspense, historic detail, and seduction.”—Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope series “An extraordinary, absorbing read with an array of characters so real you’re there with them as war looms, and a pace that sweeps you from page to page. This is indeed a winner!”—Charles Todd, author of Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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    Fatal Lies
  • Author : Frank Tallis
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781588367952
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A dogged police inspector and an insightful young psychiatrist match wits with depraved criminal minds in this acclaimed mystery series set in Freud’s Vienna. In glittering turn-of-the-century Vienna, brutal instinct and refined intellect fight for supremacy. The latest, most disturbing example: the mysterious and savage death of a young cadet in the most elite of military academies, St. Florian’s. Even using his cutting-edge investigative techniques, Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt cannot crack the school’s closed and sadistic world. He must again enlist the aid of his frequent ally, Dr. Max Liebermann, an expert in Freudian psychology. But how can Liebermann help when he a crisis of his own: handling his conflicted and forbidden feelings for two different women, one a former patient? As the case unfolds, powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep a dark secret.

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    Never Go Back
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Bantam Press
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 0593053664
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Airmen
  • Harry is back in England to clear out his mother's place and is invited to a reunion of his fellow 1955 conscripts at which on of their number apparently commits suicide.

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    A Star Called Henry
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780307375384
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, charming, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian, and, soon, a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike, a lover.