by Janet Evanovich
- Autor: Janet Evanovich
Discover where it all began—#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (USA TODAY) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (The Washington Post). Meet Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She’s a product of the “burg,” a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where...
Number of pages: ~ 352 pages
by J. D. Robb
- Autor: J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a conspiracy when she investigates the murders of some of New York City's troubled youth in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series. Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. The victims are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of...
Number of pages: ~ 419 pages
by The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
- Autor: The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans chose to write realistic works, so the first and only genre work of Mary Ann was the story The Lifted Veil, about a man wielding the gift of foresight. This is one of the classic works of Victorian Gothic....
Number of pages: ~ 46 pages
by George Barr McCutcheon
- Autor: George Barr McCutcheon
George Barr McCutchen is an American writer and playwright. The most famous novel is "Millions of Brewster" and a series of Ruritanian novels about the state of Graustark....
Number of pages: ~ 250 pages
by Stephen King
- Autor: Stephen King
Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King. Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted...
Number of pages: ~ 396 pages
by John Edward Mercer
- Autor: John Edward Mercer
A wave of Mysticism is passing over the civilised nations. It is welcomed by many: by more it is mistrusted. Even the minds to which it would naturally appeal are often restrained from sympathy by fears of vague speculative driftings and of transcendental emotionalism. Nor can it be doubted that such an attitude of aloofness is at once reasonable and inevitable. For a systematic exaltation of formless ecstasies, at the expense of sense and intellect, has a tendency to become an infirmity if it does not always betoken loss of mental balance. In order, therefore, to disarm natural prejudice,...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages
by E. Lynn Linton
- Autor: E. Lynn Linton
The idea of evil has never been in the shadow of history. Christianity, which became the very foundation of European civilization, placed the opposition of good and evil at the epicenter of the intellectual reflection of European society. It is no secret that the Christian God was thought to be the personification of good, while evil in the European consciousness was embodied in the defective and ghostly nature of the devil and his demons. At the sunset of the Middle Ages, the ever-lasting idea of evil acquired a special sound in public consciousness in connection with the well-known...
Number of pages: ~ 329 pages
by Henry James
The plot of the "Merry Corner" is built around the episode of the return of Spencer Brydon to his home in New York. The hero spent a significant period in Europe - thirty-three years. The intrigue unfolding in the story resembles the one presented in the earlier story of James “The Beast in the Thicket”....
Number of pages: ~ 37 pages
by Edgar Allan Poe
- Autor: Edgar Allan Poe
Roderick Asher, the last offspring of an ancient family, invites a friend of his youth to visit him and stay in a family castle on the shores of a gloomy lake. Lady Madilein, Roderick’s sister is seriously and hopelessly ill, her days are numbered and even her friend’s arrival is not able to dispel Asher’s sadness. After the death of Madeline, one of the castle's dungeons is chosen as the place of her temporary burial. For several days, Roderick was in dismay, until a storm broke out at night and a monstrous circumstance emerged - Lady Madilein was buried alive! Having risen from the grave,...
Number of pages: ~ 28 pages
by King of England James I
- Autor: King of England James I
James I published his Demonology, while still a Scottish king, in Edinburgh in 1597. There were two London editions in 1603, later it was translated into Latin, French and Dutch. As Stewart Clark emphasizes, “although the obvious aim of the treatise was simply to refute the two main skeptics, Reginald Scott and Johann Weyer, the treatise was called upon, along with other theological and political works, to demonstrate the intellectual and religious bona fides of James I as ruler.” In this sense, the royal "Demonology" can be read as an intellectual "declaration of an ideal monarchy." Based on...
Number of pages: ~ 122 pages