The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are among the most valuable in the world - and now they're gone. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace. Now it falls to struggling writer Mercer Mann to crack a case that has thwarted the FBI's finest minds. [Hodder & Stoughton, 2018]
It is the 21st century and 2 private investigators in Edinburgh are trying to solve a series of murders in which music tapes are planted inside the victims and the solution lies in The Boneyard. If they can ever find out what The Boneyard is. [www.betterworldbooks.com]
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King. [http://lubimyczytac.pl/ksiazka/4004061/sleeping-beauties, dostęp 22.11.2018]
Zawiera fragmenty powieści: "Mr mercedes" i "Finders keepers".
Stanowi cz. 3 cyklu "Bill Hodges". Cz. 1 pt.: Pan mercedes (Mr mercedes), cz. 2 pt.: Znalezione nie kradzione (Finders keepers).
Tekst w języku angielskim.
The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear... 'I'm at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide. I'd like you to come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you, if she's available...' Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two-person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney. They met in the wake of the "Mercedes Massacre" when a queue of people was run down by the diabolical killer Brady Hartsfield. Brady is now confined to Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, in an unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: the evidence suggests that Brady is somehow awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city. The clock is ticking in unexpected ways...
When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband - and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic entanglements with a married man. In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can't remember anything - her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for. Ellie and Jennifer’s stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel - interspersed with real 'last letters.
The Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other for eighteen years. They have shared everything from family picnics to chicken pox- so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. When the midnight calls come in from the hospital, no one is prepared: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head, inflicted by Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact. He tells the police the next bullet was meant for himself. A local detective has her doubts. And the Hartes and Golds must face every parent's worst nightmare and question: do we ever really know our children at all? [Hodder & Stoughton, 2008]
Just graduated from drama school, Lizzie Jordan is looking forward to a glittering career at the RSC and becoming Mrs Richard Adams. So how come, just one month later, Lizzie finds herself working as a waitress in Venice Beach? [www.goodreads.com]
It's almost a year since Lily Forrest waved her green shawl to her sweetheart Michael as his ship steamed off to the far east. She wishes desperately that he was with her now on the day when everything changes: Dad and his new family are leaving Lemon Street and Gran is getting married. She watches anxiously as her best friend Dora becomes swamped by the demands of her fiancé Harry Vine's shiftless family. While Lily learns of passion via Michael's letters, Dora plays a more dangerous game. Mary Vine fights for a place in life after the death of her mother. Sacked from her job as a scullery maid, Mary has to shift and scheme for herself. With rage and humor she drags her family along behind her. But even her resilience is tested by fire. Grandmother Beattie Forrest watches the arrival of new neighbor Dahlia Carruthers and wonders how she and her strange companions will fit into Lemon Street. And now Lily has discovered a secret that threatens to bring tragedy to all her family... [Coronet Books, 2000]
Raped and left pregnant by her drunken father, Anna knows she must abandon her baby and make a new life if her son is to have a future. She is befriended by Maggie, and under her care, builds up a successful business. But she can never forget her firstborn, and fate leads her back to her roots. [www.goodreads.com]