The narrator receives a mysterious envelope in the post containing a single theatre ticket for that evening. There is no note or return address, and he has no idea who could have sent it. When he attends the performance, in the third act a mysterious lady takes the seat next to him and asks him to come with her to see her brother George after the performance. They are whisked away by car to a sinister upper floor apartment in Jermyn Street, where the affair becomes more and more enigmatic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000423/bk_redd_000423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn’t easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she’s trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef’s knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appalachian mountaintops overflowing with history and guns, Daisy must figure out who the dead man is - and why he was in her bakery - before she becomes the next victim. This is the second entry in a charming series filled with eccentric characters, red herrings, and, of course, moonshine! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015972/bk_adbl_015972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Absolutely gripping… blew me away… Words can’t describe how good this book is. (Heidi Lynn's Book Reviews)The USA TODAY top 100 best-seller you won’t want to miss! The high chair lay on its side, a toy elephant and a crumpled green blanket scattered across the floor beside it.“She had a baby? Is it-?”“The baby’s gone.” When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she’s horrified by the viciousness of the attack - smashed glass, splintered furniture, and blood spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing. A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she’s so terrified....Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?As Josie digs deeper, a letter found hidden in the house convinces her the attack, the missing child, and the nameless woman are linked to a spate of killings across the county, and Josie is faced with a heart-breaking decision....Should she risk the life of one child to save many others? Or can she find another way to stop this killer before any more innocent lives are taken?Nail-biting, twisty, and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine, you’ll be absolutely hooked! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eilidh Beaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114032/bk_acx0_114032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Music of Erich Zann is a horror short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. Written in December 1921, it was first published in National Amateur, March 1922.Due to lack of funds, a university student is forced to take up lodging in an almost empty apartment building on a street named "Rue d'Auseil". One of the few other tenants is an old German man named Erich Zann. The old man is mute and plays the viol[a] with a local theater orchestra. He lives alone on the top floor and at night he plays strange melodies the student has never heard before. Despite Zann's dissatisfaction with his own music, the student invites himself to hear Zann play at his room.While watching the first night, the student's curiosity attracts him to the window of the room, which is the only window that can oversee the wall at the end of the mysterious street. Zann seems disturbed to discover that the student is able to hear his melody from his room and asks the student in a friendly manner to move to a lower floor where he won't hear Zann's music, only to return the next day to his antisocial behavior once the student has moved...Famous works of the author Howard Phillips Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Horror at Red Hook, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadows over Innsmouth, The Alchemist, Reanimator, Ex Oblivione, Azathoth, The Call of Cthulhu, The Cats of Ulthar, The Outsider, The Picture in the House, The Shunned House, The Terrible Old Man, The Tomb, Dagon, What the Moon Brings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Elliot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/014330/bk_edel_014330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry, the wonder cat, is no ordinary cat! Two centuries ago, he was tasked with caring for the Johnson family, helping them through life's ups and downs. Fast forward to the present. This story begins when Nikki Johnson, accompanied by her close friend Heather Murphy, had planned her annual quiet and relaxing Christmas visit to Harrot Reef to visit her beloved aunt Lynn. Plans changed when Nikki's aunt summoned her to come earlier because something was terribly wrong. The two friends arrived the next day to a shocking discovery. Loud howling led them to the library where they found aunt Lynn's crumpled body lying on the floor with her cat, Harry, next to her. The two women landed in the middle of a mystery. The only clues consist of a teacup, a copy of Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and a note on the mantle. This Christmas visit was going to be anything but quiet and relaxing. The Legend of the Pink Diamond is a fantastical story passed down through generations of Johnsons and well known by the townspeople of Harrot Reef. A pink diamond is one of the most precious stones in the world, priceless and treasured for its beauty and rarity. As the story goes, accounts allege that one of these rare pink diamonds, mysteriously tied to crazy Frank Johnson, is still in the possession of the Johnson family. But is it just a story? Harry's magical powers help unravel the mystery behind the legend of the pink diamond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth A . McIntosh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159255/bk_acx0_159255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Murder Scene Where Nothing Is as It SeemsBrandy witnesses a murder at a drive thru joint with the unlikely name of Cluck It: Chicken by the Bucket. And then it turns out nothing at the scene’s what it seems, or at any rate nobody’s who they seem. Seems Cluck It is not just a place to clog your arteries but also a transgender hangout. And with that discovery, you know you're in New Orleans.The Local New Orleans Color Never Stops Brandy’s complex Irish Channel family develops the kind of problem that is a lot more fun on the page than in real life. What to do when your sister gets pregnant with one of the next-door twins, but she doesn't know which twin? (Be glad it's Brandy’s problem, not yours.)She also finds a mysterious box of valuable jewelry under her closet floor, becomes the unofficial caretaker of the Tarot reader across the street who knows the future but can never predict when she’s going to get so drunk she’s going to fall into her own bushes, and develops a strong suspicion about one of her other neighbors, all the while juggling the two Romeos.Luckily, Brandy Is Better at Solving Mysteries Than She Is at Wrangling Her Boyfriends The listener can rest assured she’s eventually, and in fine style, going to weave together the myriad mysterious strands that confound the police (who happen to count Boy Friend #1 among their ranks) and present them the solution with all the panache of an old-style detective like Hercule Poirot, yet none of the pretension. You can almost hear her wondering, “Did I do that?”Fans of cozy mysteries and chick lit heroines will delight in Brandy’s flat-out lovability and Mooney’s almost offhand yet spot-on (and often hilarious) observations of everyday New Orleans life. If you like contemporary stylish heroines like those popularized by Janet Evanovich, Elaine Viets, Stephanie Bond, and Gemma Holliday, and humorous mysteries like those by Donna A 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyson Krawchuk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177082/bk_acx0_177082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn&#8217;t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland&#8212;where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what&#8217;s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard&#8217;s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll&#8217;s classic. Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel). Get books 1 through 3 in the Splintered boxed set, available now!Praise for Unhinged 'I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but Unhinged cranks the Wonderland experience up to 11. It's just ... WOW! The last few scenes dangle Alyssa's next adventure with shockers enough that I found my jaw needing a bit of assistance in coming off the floor. Write quickly, A.G. Howard! I need that next book!' --USA Today 'Howard excels in sensory and sensuous descriptions.' --Kirkus Reviews 'As intense, dark, and weird as the first volume, this worthy sequel creates a parallel narrative that brings the action out of Wonderland and into Alyssa&#8217;s hometown.' --The Bulletin of The Center for Children&#8217;s Books 'A dark beauty fills the novel's pages, which will mesmerize teens with a taste for magic, romance or suspense. Unhinged lays the groundwork for a third book where anything could happen--it is Wonderland, after all.' --Shelf AwarenessPraise for Splintered:STARRED REVIEW 'Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll&#8217;s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton&#8217;s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel.' &#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books'Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.' &#8212;USA Today 'Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising &#8212; a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll&#8217;s &#8220;Alice&#8217;s Adventures in Wonderland,&#8217;&#8217; with a deep bow toward Tim Burton&#8217;s 2010 film version.' &#8212;The Boston Globe 'It&#8217;s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children&#8217;s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.' &#8212;Booklist ' Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole.' &#8212;Publishers Weekly 'While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful.' &#8212;BookPage 'Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read...' &#8212;Kirkus Reviews 'Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale.' &#8212;Reading Today Online 'Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance.' &#8212;School Library Journal
Virus Z: Breakout - Episode 1 An unknown virus, ordered to be secretly researched by the government, is in the hands of a tired, overworked CDC Scientist. A small mistake is all it takes. It started with one. One person becoming what no one truly believed to be real. James Ericson witnessed the downfall of Floor Three in the Atlanta CDC Lab. He saw a man he admired turn into a flesh-devouring monster. Now, with just his blood stained lab coat and a mysterious flash drive, he must attempt to outrun the virus. Can he make it to safety before it catches him, or will he end up just like the other mindless zombies beginning to fill the streets only one thing on their mind... NOTE: This is the first episode of Virus Z, a serial novel. There will be cliffhangers, and Zombies, from one installment to the next. Read at your own risk...or delight.
Virus Z: Quixotic - Episode 5 An unknown virus, ordered to be secretly researched by the government, is in the hands of a tired, overworked CDC Scientist. A small mistake is all it takes. It started with one. One person becoming what no one truly believed to be real. James Ericson witnessed the downfall of Floor Three in the Atlanta CDC Lab. He saw a man he admired turn into a flesh-devouring monster. Now, with just his blood stained lab coat and a mysterious flash drive, he must attempt to outrun the virus. Can he make it to safety before it catches him, or will he end up just like the other mindless zombies beginning to fill the streets only one thing on their mind... NOTE: This is the final episode of Virus Z, a serial novel. There may be cliffhangers, and Zombies, from one installment to the next. Read at your own risk...or delight.