Good intentions in Glasgow lead to disastrous results. Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the team in the lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivists´ mentor. Something is amiss in the dear green place, however, as the pair lands to discover the entire city has become obsessed with a restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the deceased mentor´s only living relative). They beat the crowds to get a table, only to find the fight has just begun and they left their muscle at home. This episode is brought to you by team writer Mur Lafferty and explores how magic, like food, is rarely cut and dried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: XE Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045636/bk_acx0_045636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever since the Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it´s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie PI Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines ´´dead on arrival.´´ But just because he was murdered doesn´t mean he´d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching. Now he´s back from the dead and back in business—with a caseload that´s downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using ´´spell check´´ on its magical tomes. And he´s got to figure out a very personal question: who killed him? For Dan Chambeaux, it´s all in a day´s work. (Still, does everybody have to call him ´´Shamble´´?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the PI in RIP … with a vengeance. ´´A zombie sleuth prowls the mean streets as he works a half-dozen seriously weird cases … Like Alexander McCall Smith´s Mma Precious Ramotswe, the sleuths really do settle most of their cases, and they provide a lot of laughs along the way.´´ — Kirkus Reviews ´´Anderson´s world-building skills shine through in his latest series, Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Readers looking for a mix of humor, romance, and good old-fashioned detective work will be delighted by this offering.´´ — Romantic Times (four stars) ´´A dead detective, a wimpy vampire, and other interesting characters from the supernatural side of the street make Death Warmed Over an unpredictable walk on the weird side. Prepare to be entertained.´´ — Charlaine Harris ´´Sharp and funny; this zombie detective rocks!´´ — Patricia Briggs ´´A darkly funny, wonderfully original detective tale.´´ — Kelley Armstrong ´´Master storyteller Kevin J. Anderson´s Death Warmed Over is wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying. This is a big juicy bite of zombie goodness. Two decaying thumbs up!´´ — Jonathan Maberry ´´Kevin J. Anderson´s Death Warmed Over and his Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novels are truly pure reading enjoyment—funny; intriguing—and written in a voice that charms the reader from the first page and onward. Smart, savvy—fresh; incredibly clever! I love these books!´´ — Heather Graham ´´A good detective doesn´t let a little thing like being murdered slow him down. He´s the kind of zombie you want to root for, and his cases are good lighthearted fun.´´ — Larry Correia ´´Kevin J. Anderson shambles into Urban Fantasy with his usual relentless imagination, and a unique blend of hardboiled detective who´s refreshing, if not exactly fresh.´´ — Vicki Pettersson ´´Death Warmed Over is just plain good fun. I enjoyed every minute it took me to read it.´´ — Glen Cook ´´The Dan Shamble books are great fun.´´ — Simon R. Green ´´Down these mean streets a man must lurch.… With his Big Sleep interrupted, Chambeaux the zombie private eye goes back to sleuthing, in Death Warmed Over , Kevin J. Anderson´s wry and inventive take on the Noir paradigm. The bad guys are werewolves, the clients are already deceased, and the readers are in for a funny, action-packed adventure, following that dead man walking …´´ — Sharyn McCrumb
On the very edge of nowhere, prospectors long ago found iron ore and mined it, and workers traveled from all over the world to settle and make their homes there. It is against this historical backdrop that the people live out their desires and unfinished stories in the early summer of 1960. Betty Larsen, raising her lover´s daughter on her own, waits impatiently for him to return. Skinny old Gertrude, who rounds the block headlong a dozen times a day, hears the bugs beneath the cut grass and the hysteria of a new season happening. And on the next block, Nicky Marodi, just returned from a state hospital for the mentally ill, lurches along in his new freedom. It is the first day of summer vacation, and the trees have blossomed in the brightest green. Meanwhile, three neighborhood girls band together to explore an abandoned house, where they find mysteries in every room: half-packed boxes, what looks like blood, and the mementos of lives they try to imagine. But theirs is not the only mystery. In fact mysteries and secrets abound. Betty´s lover does not return. Gertrude suddenly experiences a longing she has never known. The girls encounter glints of magic that change each of them unexpectedly, even as a band of marauding teenage hoodlums invade their block and as Nicky lands in jail and the old Italians tend their gardens, claiming the land as their own. A poetic and luscious paean of a particular place and time, Rare Birds interweaves the stories of these odd and dear characters, who could not have guessed they would be so well remembered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christa Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010027/bk_blak_010027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose - all with grown children of their own - have a complicated relationship, so when their grandmother´s will requires them to spend the whole summer - without friends or family - ´´camping in´´ at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia´s nemesis since she learned to say, ´´no´´ to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so ´´green´´ she´d test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Darlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000995/bk_aren_000995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose - all with grown children of their own - have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother´s will requires them to spend the whole summer - without friends or family - ´´camping in´´ at her run-down lodge on remote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way. Desperate to save her Buckhead home from foreclosure after being left in the lurch, recent divorcee Dahlia must complete the summer and sell her share immediately. Practical, even-tempered Violet will be no problem, but Iris has been Dahlia´s nemesis since she learned to say, ´´no´´ to her big sister. And super-sweet, quirky Garage Sale Queen Rose is so ´´green´´ she´d test the patience of a saint. As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Darlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001000/bk_aren_001000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award, Children´s category YA stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers´ hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross´d lovers. Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn´t left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they´re picking up litter in the park for community service. He´s so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She´s got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad´s fists are the most powerful force in Nicu´s life, and in the end, he´ll have to do what his dad wants. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can´t be together, forever, and stay safe - can they? An extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration between two stars of YA. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, Rainbow Rowell and John Green.