English Book of the Dead:Volume (2) Matthew Wilson
English Book of the Dead:Volume (1) Matthew Wilson
From award-winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and the best-selling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, comes the second book in the Hawaii detective series, Dead in Kihei: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery. Private investigator Eddie Naku´s latest case involves the apparent suicide of a friend and fellow private eye, Frank Iwamoto, who fell from the lanai of his eighth story condo to his death. Naku refuses to believe Iwamoto was suicidal, in spite of evidence to the contrary. Proving he was murdered won´t be easy, but Naku is not about to give up. In the process, he comes up with a number of suspects, twists, and turns, as well as Frank Iwamoto´s risk-taking lifestyle that likely put him in harm´s way. As Naku begins to get to the bottom of Iwamoto´s death, while juggling multiple cases and complicated romances, he finds his own life in peril. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062701/bk_acx0_062701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Chichikov, a middle-aged gentleman of middling social class and means, arrives in a small town and turns on the charm to woo key local officials and landowners. He reveals little about his past, or his purpose, as he sets about carrying out his bizarre and mysterious plan to acquire ´´dead souls.´´ The government would tax the landowners based on how many serfs (or ´´souls´´) the landowner owned, determined by the census. Censuses in this period were infrequent, so landowners would often be paying taxes on serfs that were no longer living, thus the ´´dead souls.´´ It is these dead souls, existing on paper only, that Chichikov seeks to purchase from the landlords in the villages he visits. Setting off for the surrounding estates, Chichikov at first assumes that the ignorant provincials will be more than eager to give their dead souls up in exchange for a token payment. The task of collecting the rights to dead people proves difficult, however, due to the persistent greed, suspicion, and general distrust of the landowners.
Massive sinkholes are opening across the country - each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena - the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the reports of horrifying ‘things’ rising from the darkness. When the people start disappearing the government is forced to act. A team is sent in to explore one of the holes – and all hell breaks loose - the Old Ones are rising up again. From the war zones of the Syrian Desert, to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns, as he searches for the fabled Al Azif, known as the Book of the Dead. He must unravel an age-old prophecy, and stop Beings from a time even before the primordial ooze, which seek once again to claim the planet as their own. Time is running out, for Matt, and all life on Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Mangan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002381/bk_boli_002381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even in small towns, restless spirits and malevolent forces walk the streets. Oscar Mendoza knows this from personal experience. Mendoza can´t remember a time when he couldn´t see the spirits all around him. He does remember, however, when he first became unsettled by the experience. The year was 1980, and he was only four years old. He had been warned by his parents to never go down a certain alley in their town, but Mendoza decided to ignore their warning. When he walked down the street, he saw a crooked man slithering out from under an abandoned house. Mendoza escaped from the haunting´s malevolent grasp but came away from the experience respecting the intense power of spirits. Mendoza inherited his remarkable abilities from his parents, and in this collection, he includes stories about their supernatural experiences as well as his own. Mendoza´s father tells a story of encountering a baby-stealing witch in his house one dark night. His mother describes a hate-filled intruder fascinated with her brother. The Book of the Dead is the first of a series on Mendoza´s supernatural experiences. Listeners can look forward to the next volume about the spirits he encountered later in his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alan Martinson Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081207/bk_acx0_081207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When outlaw biker Cole Austin sees a young woman handcuffed and being dragged across the yard of the Dead Souls Motorcycle Club´s remote clubhouse, he´s stunned by the realization of just how dark his world has become. This scene is even more than his twisted soul can stomach. Compelled to intercede and save her, he has no idea his whole world is about to change. He believes he´s doing the right thing until a secret she´s hiding makes him question if saving her may be the biggest mistake of his life. The two strike a deal - a deal they may both come to regret. Is there anything he won´t do for her, or are there some things he just can´t? This is part of The Evil Dead MC Series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone. Check out other books in the Evil Dead MC Series... Outlaw - Book 1 Crash - Book 2 Shades - Book 3 Wolf - Book 4 Ghost - Book 5 Red Dog - Book 6 Blood - Book 7 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Shedlock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103955/bk_acx0_103955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic. Revelation ´´Reve´´ Dyer grew up with her grandmother’s family stories, stretching back centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs in the Dyer women’s blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real. Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. They have three lovely young daughters, a beautiful home, and what seems like a charmed life. But Reve’s world is shattered when an intruder alters her trick pistol and she accidentally shoots and kills her beloved husband onstage. Fearing for her daughters’ lives, Reve flees with them to the place she has always felt safest - an antiquated farmhouse in the forest of Hawley Five Corners, where the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend - and first love - is the town’s chief of police. Here, in the forest, with its undeniable air of enchantment, Reve hopes she and her girls will be protected. Delving into the past for answers, Reve is drawn deeper into her family’s legends. What she discovers is The Hawley Book of the Dead, an ancient leather-bound journal holding mysterious mythic power. As she pieces together the truth behind the book, Reve will have to shield herself and her daughters against an uncertain, increasingly dangerous fate. For soon it becomes clear that the stranger who upended Reve’s life in Las Vegas has followed her to Hawley - and that she has something he desperately wants. Brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic, The Hawley Book of the Dead is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009814/bk_adbl_009814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Christmas approaches in the sleepy English village of Weston Saint Ambrose, the rains bring the wettest winter on record and the farmer´s fields are left under several feet of water. The water washes up all manner of things, including a dead body, dredged up from its watery grave. Snagging on the jetty of Isolde Evans, the reclusive writer is shocked to recognise the victim. And she´s not the only one. When Inspector Jess Campbell investigates, she recognises the body of Courtney Higson, a local barmaid with a doting, ex-con father. Terry is set on finding his daughter´s killer, and Jess must get to the bottom of this quickly, before he takes the law into his own hands... Dead in the Water is perfect for fans of T E Kinsey , Ann Cleeves and the Midsomer Murders . Praise for Ann Granger: ´Set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime novels, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters... Granger is bang up to date ´ Oxford Times ´Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent´ The Times ´Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist´ Mystery People ´Lovely characterisation and a neat plot´ Yorkshire Post
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. “It doesn´t make sense;” Olivier’s partner writes every day. “He didn´t do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.