Category : Fiction
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781453246580
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 280
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Edgar Award Finalist: The hunt for a vanished singer leads a detective into the depths of the occult in this “terrific” novel (Stephen King). Big-band frontman Johnny Favorite was singing for the troops when a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the crowd and leaving the singer near death. The army returned him to a private hospital in upstate New York, leaving him to live out his days as a vegetable while the world forgot him. But Louis Cyphre never forgets. Cyphre had a contract with the singer, stipulating payment upon Johnny’s death—payment that will be denied as long as Johnny clings to life. When Cyphre hires private investigator Harry Angel to find Johnny at the hospital, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. It is no ordinary missing-person’s case. Everyone he questions dies soon after, as Angel’s investigation ensnares him in a bizarre tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. When the sinister Louis Cyphre begins appearing in Angel’s dreams, the detective fears for his life, his sanity, and his soul. Falling Angel was the basis for the Alan Parker film Angel Heart, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Category : Fiction
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595918614
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 182
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Young women disappear with depressing regularity in the Southern city of Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, no one really cares if they ever show up again. Private detective Bennett Cole knows this better than most. He's had his share of tough cases that didn't turn out so well, and he'd rather not take this latest one on. But when the friend of a missing young woman named Angel asks him to find her, Cole ignores his instincts and accepts the job. It's a case that will take Cole from Atlanta's seamy underbelly to the playgrounds of the rich and famous on the beaches of Florida. And in his search, he finds far more than he bargained for-violence, drugs, and Angel, a woman who is not at all what she seems. With the help of a beautiful massage therapist, Cole confronts unlikely suspects, encounters deceit in the wealthy enclaves of West Florida and Atlanta, and even stumbles upon a murder or two. As the mounting tension and danger nearly drag Cole to his knees, he realizes that his quest for the truth about Angel may send him straight to the depths of hell. Hard-hitting and action-packed, Angel, Falling will draw you into Cole's quest for the truth.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Zarahemla Books
ISBN : 9780978797164
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 187
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Rachel Forsythe's daughter is dying of cancer, and neither God nor science can offer her a cure. Milada Daranyi, chief investment officer at Daranyi Enterprises International, has come to Utah to finalize the takeover of a medical technology company. When a chance encounter brings the two women together, Rachel makes an unexpected and dangerous discovery: Milada is a vampire. Fallen. And possibly the only person in the world who can save her daughter's life.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Waterhouse Press LLC
ISBN : 0989768422
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Aspen Reynolds has it all. Wealth, beauty, and a spot on the Forbes Top Ten Most Successful Women list. From the outside, she is perfect. Looks and status can be deceiving. All her life she has fought being the socialite her family has raised her to be. Now at twenty-eight she’s at the top of her game, lacking the one thing she didn’t know she’d ever want. Accidents happen and lives are changed when Aspen is almost killed. Hank Jensen, the man who saves her, is a hard-working country boy from Texas. Hank is the polar opposite of the rich city boys she’s used to. He’s rugged, gritty, devastatingly handsome, and makes it clear that he wants her in his life and his bed. Can two people from different worlds find a happily ever after?

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101174890
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 336
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A New York Times bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).

Category : Fiction
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504067171
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 364
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A 1950s amnesiac and hard-boiled detective sets out for revenge in this blend of mystery, supernatural horror, and metaphysical fiction. Private investigator Harry Angel is in a jam. Handcuffed in his apartment along with the cops and a corpse, he stands accused of violently murdering three people. The good news is he knows who did it. But in order to exonerate himself, Harry must first make his escape—and figure out his own identity. With the authorities hot on his heels, Harry travels from New York and Boston to Paris and the Vatican in search of an elusive stage magician. Eventually piecing together his mysterious past, he descends into the dark world of the occult. And very soon he will have vengeance upon the devil himself . . . A terrifying thriller, Angel’s Inferno is the long-awaited follow-up to the Edgar Award–nominated noir suspense novel Falling Angel, the basis of the film Angel Heart. Praise for Falling Angel “Terrific . . . One of a kind . . . I’ve never read anything remotely like it.” —Stephen King “A chilling homage to the hard-boiled detective novel of the Raymond Chandler school.” —The New York Times “A near perfect book . . . Not since Psycho changed the bathing habits of thousands has a novelist so completely turned conceptions inside out.” —Los Angeles Times

Category : Fiction
Editor : Zola Books
ISBN : 9781939126122
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the Army when unable to afford college and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Perry and his platoon—Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner—come face-to-face with the Vietcong, the harsh realities of war, and some dark truths about themselves. A thoughtful young man with a gift for writing and love of basketball, Perry learns to navigate among fellow soldiers under tremendous stress and struggles with his own fear as he sees things he’ll never forget: the filling of body bags, the deaths of civilians and soldier friends, the effects of claymore mines, the fires of Napalm, and jungle diseases like Nam Rot. Available as an e-book for the first time on the 25th anniversary of its publication, Fallen Angels has been called one of the best Vietnam War books ever and one of the great coming-of-age Vietnam War stories. Filled with unforgettable characters, not least Peewee Gates of Chicago who copes with war by relying on wisecracks and dark humor, Fallen Angels “reaches deep into the minds of soldiers” and makes “readers feel they are there, deep in the heart of war.” Fallen Angels has won numerous awards and honors, including the Coretta Scott King Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist Editors Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book. Fallen Angels was #16 on the American Library Association’s list of the most frequently challenged books of 1990–2000 for its realistic depiction of war and those who fight in wars.

Category : Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins Canada
ISBN : 9781443402293
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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The lives of the Field sisters are forever changed the day their mother drops their infant brother over Niagara Falls, driving each of the girls to find different ways to cope with the war zone that their home becomes amid the changing world of the sanitized suburbs of the fifties and sixties.

Category : Travel
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 0143036939
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 438
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Funny, insightful, illuminating . . ." —The Boston Globe Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before) and turning John Berendt into a household name. The City of Falling Angels is Berendt's first book since Midnight, and it immediately reminds one what all the fuss was about. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.

Category : Fiction
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595377107
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 214
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After a panicked phone call, Luc Actar returns to Los Angeles and his previous life in order to try and find an old friend before the police do.