Download E-books The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud PDF

By Julia Navarro, Andrew Hurley

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is the explosive overseas bestseller that combines truth and fiction to inform the riveting tale of 1 of the world’s such a lot arguable relics—the Holy Shroud of Turin—and the determined race to put it aside from those that will cease at not anything to own its mythical power....

A hearth on the Turin cathedral and the invention of a mutilated corpse are the newest in a demanding sequence of occasions surrounding the mysterious textile thousands think to be the genuine burial shroud of Jesus Christ. those that dare to enquire could be stuck within the go fireplace of an old clash solid by way of mortal sacrifice, assassination, and mystery societies tied to the shadowy Knights Templar.

Spanning centuries and continents, from the storm-rent skies over Calvary, during the intrigue and treachery of Byzantium and the Crusades, to the modern day citadels of Istanbul, big apple, London, Paris, and Rome, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud races to a chilling climax within the labyrinths underneath Turin, the place stunning truths can be uncovered: in regards to the heritage of a religion, the passions of guy, and facts of the main strong miracle of all….

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Download E-books The Overwhelming Urge PDF

By Andersen Prunty

It's a international the place males get up with laser beams for eyes and other halves play sadistic functional jokes. it's a global the place physique elements randomly fall off and fathers develop into antelopes. during this global, vampires and spontaneous combustions are a continuing chance. the overpowering URGE is a set of bizarro flash fiction, containing ridiculous characters and absurd tales resembling David Lynch and Franz Kafka. Written at knifepoint in a burning room, this e-book will make you think that of a grimy comic raving from Freud's sofa.

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Download E-books Zwischen Nacht und Dunkel: Novellen (German Edition) PDF

By Stephen King

Schuld, Sühne, Rache, Gerechtigkeit -
Stephen King at his best!

Stephen King gilt als größter Geschichtenerzähler unserer Zeit. Nun legt er vier große Novellen vor, die alle ein Thema haben: Vergeltung! Ob als Täter oder Opfer, unschuldig oder schuldig, durch Schicksal oder Absicht – wir kommen in Situationen, die uns eine Entscheidung abverlangen: Wie weit muss ich gehen, bis mir Gerechtigkeit widerfährt? Manchmal muss guy sehr weit gehen ...

„1922”: Ein Vater überredet seinen Sohn auf perfide Weise, gemeinsam mit ihm die Ehefrau/Mutter umzubringen – und der Horror für den leisure des Lebens der beiden nimmt seinen Anfang.

„Big Driver”: Die Schriftstellerin Tess wird nach einer Lesung brutal vergewaltigt. Sie will auf eigene Faust Vergeltung üben ...

„Faire Verlängerung”: Der schwer krebskranke Streeter geht einen teuflischen Pakt ein. Seine Genesung und sein Glück scheinen fortan Unglück und Untergang für andere zu sein. Kann er dem Einhalt gebieten? Will er das überhaupt?

„Eine gute Ehe”: Zufällig entdeckt Darcy, dass der Mann, mit dem sie 27 Jahre lang glücklich verheiratet ist, ein Doppelleben als wahres Ungeheuer führt. Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet ... ist das der einzige Ausweg?

Vier grandiose, bislang unveröffentlichte Novellen.

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Download E-books Graven Images PDF

By Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman spins 3 engrossing tales in regards to the unforeseen methods an artist's creations exhibit truths - stories whose fascinating plots and plenty of moods will entertain readers and encourage destiny writers.

Can wooden, copper, or marble converse? they could in the event that they are the graven pictures in Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's trio of eerie, beguiling brief tales. in case you whisper a mystery right into a wood statue's ear, will a person discover? Can a wobbly weathervane bearing clone of Saint Crispin, the shopper saint of shoemakers, steer a love-struck apprentice towards the lady of his desires? And if a ghost hires a sculptor to carve a likeness of him preserving a drink to a baby's lips, what ghastly crime could lie in the back of his request? And, in a brand-new afterword, the acclaimed storyteller unearths how he came across his personal author's voice.

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Download E-books Return to Paradise PDF

By James A. Michener

James A. Michener, the grasp of historic fiction, revisits the scenes of his first nice paintings, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that introduced him foreign acclaim. during this sequel assortment, Michener once more conjures up the magic of the extreme isles within the Pacific—from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through tales that burst with event, appeal, and native colour. For Michener’s many lovers worldwide, Return to Paradise is a useful re-examination at a land of attraction through the most talented storytellers of the 20th century.
Praise for Return to Paradise
“A significant publication and a useful successor to Tales of the South Pacific.”The Atlanta Constitution
“This is a ebook that are meant to be learn by way of each person. . . . All who've noticeable the South Pacific will locate on each web page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”The long island Times
“There’s drama and pathos and experience and humanity . . . and a really excessive measure of excellence. Michener can write.”Kirkus Reviews

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Download E-books Why Men Are Afraid of Women: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) PDF

The tie that binds women and men, that makes males do absurd issues that they're going to most likely be sorry for later, is on the middle of this prize-winning selection of stories.

There is, for instance, Jack Segal, who's thirty-six and who owns a checklist shop on Ocean side road in Santa Monica and who has fallen in love―badly and head over heels in love―with the fourteen-yearold daughter of his buddy Katzman. Segal can’t imagine. He eats, however it doesn’t style like something. He drives the freeways, floats above the town lighting, and reveals himself virtually wishing that the nice Quake could come and clear up every thing for him.

Some of Camoin’s characters are operating: Diehl, from the need of completing his moment novel, of figuring out as soon as and for the entire destiny of its important personality, who might be Diehl himself; the jogger-narrator of the tale “Peacock Blue,” from the soreness of his existence (“What fortunate fools marathon runners are. They run for joy.”); Loveman, to El Paso and a hustler’s dream of paradise that becomes anything else.

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Download E-books Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction PDF

Paris Noir is a suite of latest tales concerning the darkish facet of Paris, with contributions through prime French, British, and American authors who've all lived there. The tales variety from quietly menacing to spectacularly violent, and comprise contributions from probably the most well-known crime writers from either side of the Atlantic.

Contributors comprise: Cara Black, Jerome Charyn, Stella Duffy, Barry Gifford, Sparkle Hayter, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, Jake Lamar, Dominique Manotti, Michael Moorcock, Jim Nisbet, Jean-Hughes Oppel, Scott Phillips, Romain Slocombe, Jason Starr, Dominique Sylvain, Marc Villard, and John Williams.

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Download E-books The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories PDF

By Penelope Lively

'You are within the arms of a grasp' Daily Mail

'Thoughtful, clever and light-weight of touch... full of life has the reward, infrequent and beautiful, of having the ability to peel again the layers one after the other and set them sooner than us, translucent and gleaming.' Sunday Telegraph

A dream condominium that's hiding whatever sinister; ladies having lunch who percentage a husband; an outdated lady doing her weekly grocery store store with a mystery prior that not anyone may bet; a pair who do not know one another in any respect even after fifteen years jointly; and, within the tale from which this assortment takes its identify, a poultry and a servant woman in historical Pompeii who can't speak, yet proportion an ideal figuring out.

In this new and sundry number of brief tales, Penelope full of life exhibits that she is still a grasp of her craft, and one in all our best English writers.

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Download E-books A Week in Summer: A Short Story PDF

By Maeve Binchy

After many satisfied years of marriage and elevating a kin, Brian and Kathleen unexpectedly locate themselves a section misplaced in existence. Midwesterners who’ve by no means traveled, Kathleen comes to a decision that what she and Brian desire is a holiday, and with assistance from an enthusiastic commute agent she plans a visit to eire looking for her roots. In appealing, old fashioned Lisdoonvarna, to the couple’s shock, they locate themselves in the course of a joyous every year accumulating devoted to celebrating the lifestyles and paintings of a overdue Irish poet, they usually rediscover whatever even more very important than proof of long-dead ancestors: their love for every different and for all times itself.

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Download E-books Persuading People: An Introduction to Rhetoric PDF

By Robert Cockcroft, Craig Hamilton, Laura Hidalgo Downing

From the traditional rhetoric of Aristotle to political speeches this day, this new version of Persuading People investigates and illuminates the paintings of persuasion. beginning with simple idea, the authors pass directly to examine the rhetorical composition of alternative sorts of texts, from poetry to politics and drama to advertising.

This comprehensively up-to-date 3rd edition
• contains fresh sections on non-western rhetorics, modern rhetoric and rhetorical delivery
• provides fabric on schema and other kinds of cognitive rhetoric
• offers new examples, in addition to extra perform exercises

With its pleasant tone, Persuading People is a useful creation to the sphere for college students of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Drama, Communications and Media Studies.

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