Japanese horror tale of a haunted high-rise block. When a young woman takes up residence on the 13th floor of an apartment block, she thinks she's fallen on her feet. Unfortunately for her, she soon wishes she had. As her boyfriend approaches the entrance, his attention is drawn to the top floor where he sees her screaming as she falls from the balcony. This chain of events is repeated with the next female resident, Sayaka, whose sister Mariko (Noriko Nakagoshi) begins to establish a pattern to the events. It transpires that a single mother and daughter, who shared an abusive relationship, once occupied the apartment. When the daughter, after years of abuse, finally snapped, she killed her mother, throwing herself from the balcony in fear of arrest. Mariko, failing to convince the police of her discoveries, returns to apartment 1303 expecting to find her mother. She's not there - but something else is.
The fourth book in the Jungle Beat Mystery series from acclaimed author John Enright. A disquieting string of murders terrorizes the remote, lush island of Samoa. Det. Sgt. Apelu Soifua has seen a lot in his time with the police force, but even he is unsettled by the bodies that have started piling up. At first, the murders don't seem connected: a local transvestite found castrated and brutalized, a visiting politician who drops dead on the dance floor, a prison guard and an inmate who kill each other, but as Apelu works with the hospital's new medical examiner to find out who is behind the rash of killings, a disturbing pattern emerges. Can they put the pieces together before Apelu becomes the next victim? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006606/bk_brll_006606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illumination which is Balaclava Agricultural College's main fund-raising event. Now he can hold out no longer. Goaded to madness, he buries his small brick house under an avalanche of plastic reindeer, flashing lights, and fake Santa Clauses. Hooks up an amplifier blaring "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," locks the switches at "on", and escapes to sea on a tramp steamer. Shipwrecked and conscience-stricken, he crawls back to face his irate colleagues, and finds Jemima Ames dead on his living room floor. Police and security guards say it's an accident; Shandy says it's murder. President Thorkjeld Svenson says he'd better find out the truth without wrecking the Illumination... or the next corpse will be Shandy's. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006056/bk_adbl_006056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How well do you really know your best friend? Kat Grant and Alice Campbell have a friendship forged in shared confidences and long lunches lubricated by expensive wine. Though they're very different women - the artsy socialite and the struggling suburbanite - they're each other's rocks. But even rocks crumble under pressure. Like when Kat's financier husband, Howard, plunges to his death from the second-floor balcony of their South Florida mansion. Howard was a jerk, a drunk, a bully, and, police say, a murder victim. The questions begin piling up. Like why Kat has suddenly gone dark: no calls, no texts, and no chance her wealthy family will let Alice see her. Why investigators are looking so hard in Alice's direction. Who stands to get hurt next. And who is the cool liar - the masterful manipulator behind it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006491/bk_harp_006491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.... Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he’s breathing." And another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that’s the last thing he knows. Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002100/bk_peng_002100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001175/bk_aren_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His brain scrambled, Jake tries to clear himself of a murder charge. Jake Pace comes to on the floor of a dungeon, where a robot jailer is killing rats. The last 24 hours are a blank; he doesn’t remember anything since he stepped into his skycar, chasing a tip on the Big Bang murders. For weeks the killings have stumped every officer in the government - costing six of them their lives - but a soprano named Palsy Hatchbacker told Jake she knew something that could break open the case. Before he met Miss Hatchbacker, a carnation-wearing goon spritzed Jake with a memory-wiping spray. When the police found him, he was sleeping peacefully next to Palsy’s corpse, a laser pistol in his hand. While he rots in jail, the Big Bang killer continues his rampage. Only Jake can bring him to justice, but first he must break out of an inescapable jail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005877/bk_adbl_005877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a body in his office and a pocketful of secrets, Drum heads to Moscow. Eugenie is 17, with long legs, blonde hair, and an appetite for misery. Daughter of a corrupt millionaire, she has bounced around Europe’s finest boarding schools, and Chester Drum knows she’s trouble the moment he sees her tearing her blouse to implicate Ilya Alluliev, a Russian diplomat, in rape. The man came to give her a message, an envelope that quickly finds its way to Drum’s safe. Inside is an unsigned note claiming that a Russian Nobel Prize-winning poet is in grave danger. As soon as he reads it, Drum joins the poet on the Kremlin’s hit list. The next day, Drum goes to his office and finds Alluliev on the floor, shot dead. The police cannot help him; Drum will find answers only behind the Iron Curtain. At the height of the Cold War, Drum will risk his life for the sake of a fire-eyed teen with a heart made of ice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005919/bk_adbl_005919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bomb threat is made at a provincial Austrian village station. An unattended bag placed next to three messages: 'repent!', 'first and final warning!' and 'next time it will be for real!' But no one takes it too seriously, not even the police. Then a teacher in the village thinks he recognises his favourite pupil, Daniel, on a wanted notice in a newspaper. The teacher befriended Daniel when they spent a summer together at his house by the river, but Daniel has been growing increasingly obsessive of late, losing himself in religious and political dogmatism after a trip to Israel. For his teacher this marks the start of a spiral of introspection and self-doubt, reinforced by his inability to feel at home anywhere after spending several years in Istanbul. What's more, he is suddenly swamped by memories of the pivotal moments of his own adolescence, which floor him completely. Was it Daniel's love for Judith and his fascination with an American fire-and-brimstone evangelist who is passing through on his way to Jerusalem, or could it have been the complex relationship between the two of them that led the boy astray? Norbert Gstrein examines the crucial decisions we make as we start out in life and the omnipresent reference points of childhood. This is a moving and absorbing story told by an unparalleled author at the height of his powers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000286/bk_qpuk_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.