Richard Ford meets E Annie Proulx in a deeply compelling, stunningly written story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, by the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2011. It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. Fleeing the fallout of a failed [...]
The chilling new psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today. Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two [...]
On his drive home from college after being kicked out, Tucker picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop and accompanies her to St. Louis, where they get jobs in a Chinese restaurant and have to deal with Chinese gangsters.
When two plane crashes set off a chain reaction of murder, kidnapping, corporate corruption and financial double dealing, Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh has to investigate. To add to his worries, his wifes father has disappeared. In fact, a lot of people have [...]
Command and Control interweaves the minute by minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States, with a historical narrative that spans [...]
Every letter contains a miniature story, and here are some of the greatest. Simon Garfield uncovers a host of stories that capture the enchantment of this irreplaceable art (with a supporting cast including Pliny the Younger, Oscar Wilde, Ted Hughes, Virginia Woolf, [...]
Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family, he has now become a respected member of Veronese business life. But its not enough . . . Horrifying and incredibly entertaining, PAINTING BLOOD tells the story of an [...]
A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this [...]
Starting Life in the gutter, Jean Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with a [...]
Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ...and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle.
A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was [...]
Klappentext. 1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with this highly anticipated first novel in five years and auspicious start of a trilogy featuring Penn Cage. .
A Toolkit for thinking like the writers behind the wildly successful FreakonomicsLevitt and Dubner have turned what they've learned into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking smarter, harder, and different - thinking, that is, like a Freak.
The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur.