A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It´s a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don´t have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
Before Midnight is the story of a minister who fulfilled the call on her life by planting a church along with a team of devoted helpers. Birth of the church did not occur without challenges. The neighbourhood felt the impact of these groundbreaking strategies. Midnight was the deadline – the position of the clock in the End of Time.
The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare´s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions… Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters´ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare´s Dark Artifices series. Praise for Lady Midnight: ´Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.´ Kirkus Reviews ´Fresh and...wonderfully told.´ Booklist ´Clare´s well-developed protagonists..., pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.´ Publishers Weekly ´Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.´ School Library Journal´
The New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas´s epic debut Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King´s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.
Der Kultroman über Liebe und Einsamkeit Joe Buck wächst bei einer Gruppe von Prostituierten auf, sieht dort den Cowboys zu, die abends im Schoß der Frauen Gitarre spielen. Eines Tages beschließt er, all sein Geld zusammenzunehmen und sich echte Cowboy-Stiefel zu besorgen. James Leo Herlihy erkundet die Untiefen unseres Verlangens nach Ruhm, Sex und Geld, aber die Geschichte von Joe Buch und Ratso Rizzo erzählt auf berührende Weise von einem viel stärkeren Bedürfnis: einem anderen Menschen nah zu sein. Midnight Cowboy zählt zu den besten Roman der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur. Der gefeierte Autor Daniel Schreiber ermöglicht es mit seiner Neuübersetzung nun erstmals die ganze sprachliche und emotionale Wucht dieses Romans auf Deutsch zu erleben.
Discover a summer love story like no other: now a major motion picture starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and perfect for fans of The Fault in our Stars and Everything, Everything. Katie can´t leave her house during the day: she has a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. But everything changes when one evening, singing her heart out on a deserted station platform, she meets Charlie. Before the night is out, Katie is smitten. But she hasn´t told Charlie her secret. She just wants to have her normal love story, before reality kicks in. Lost in her night-time summer romance, Katie knows that love will light the way. A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer.