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  • Jacques Futrelle

    “Logic will solve any problem; not most of them, but any problem.” —The Thinking Machine Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, with the help of his friend Hutchison Hatch, solves a variety of mysteries using cold, hard logic. No matter how twisted the trail of clues or how clever the perpetrator, Professor Van Dusen, aptly dubbed “The Thinking Machine,” reminds us that “two and two make four, not some times, but all the time.” So when a woman begs a surgeon to amputate part of her finger or when a pearl necklace disappears from a woman’s neck at a party or when a man presents the court with his “perfect” alibi, The Thinking Machine methodically investigates all of...read more

  • Victor Lavalle

    A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America—from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more. In these tumultuous times, in our deeply divided country, many people are angry, frightened, and hurting. Knowing that imagining a brighter tomorrow has always been an act of resistance, editors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams invited an extraordinarily talented group of writers to share stories that explore new forms of freedom, love, and justice. They asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American myths, release us from the...read more

  • Algernon Blackwood

    Algernon Blackwood, a journalist and broadcast narrator, was one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. The title story, “The Touch of Pan,” explores the lingering presence of myth in everyday life. In “The Glamour of the Snow,” Blackwood winds a tale about a man’s infatuation with a supernatural winter beauty. In “The Attic,” the ghost of an usurer haunts the old Chateaux and, on the anniversary of a young boy’s death, the boy’s cat brings the family together. “The Willows” follows two campers who are on a canoe trip down the Danube, with the sense of a looming threat following them. When darkness falls, they pick the wrong place to...read more

  • Bram Stoker

    Best known for his masterpiece of horror, Dracula, Bram Stoker wrote a number of other novels and many short stories, all with supernatural themes or filled with a physical terror reminiscent of Poe. The title story, “Dracula’s Guest,” was originally part of the great novel but was excised and published separately. The accompanying stories, such as “The Squaw,” “The Judge’s House,” and “The Burial of the Rats,” are classic tales of the macabre in their own right. From torture chambers and murderous prophecies to vengeful ghosts, these haunting stories illuminate Stoker’s mastery of horror. Full contents: “Dracula’s Guest” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The...read more

  • Anne Rice

    The erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy now continues with a fourth novel by master storyteller and bestselling author of Prince Lestat, Anne Rice, writing as A. N. Roquelaure   Mega-bestselling author Annie Rice returns to where she left off in Beauty’s Release with the disappearance of Queen Eleanor in Bellavalten. Now, twenty years after they were forced to leave the kingdom to return to their homeland, Beauty and her husband Laurent agree to travel back as its king and queen, to uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender, with a twist: they now insist on voluntary servitude in Bellavalten.   Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and common folk...read more

  • Giambattista Basile

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, and Vincent Cassel: a rollicking, bawdy, fantastical cycle of 50 fairy tales told by 10 storytellers over 5 days   Before the Brothers Grimm, before Charles Perrault, before Hans Christian Andersen, there was Giambattista Basile, a seventeenth-century poet from Naples, Italy, whom the Grimms credit with recording the first national collection of fairy tales. The Tale of Tales opens with Princess Zoza, unable to laugh no matter how funny the joke. Her father, the king, attempts to make her smile; instead he leaves her cursed, whereupon the prince she is destined to marry is snatched up by another...read more

  • Andrew Shaffer

    As seen in the Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past. Once lost to history, this criminally underappreciated book is now back in print, revised and somewhat updated for the new century. According to Gilbert and Yates, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” and whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right...read more

  • Jean Stein

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of West of Eden by Jean Stein, read by Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Kathleen McInerney, Ann Marie Lee, Fred Sanders, Jorjeana Marie, Keith Szarabajka, Will Damron, and Bruce Mann. ‘A selective, sly history of studio era Hollywood... This is undoubtedly one of the best books ever written about the movies.’ The Number One Daily Telegraph Book of the Year West of Eden is the definitive story of Hollywood, told, in their own words, by the people on the inside: Lauren Bacall, Arthur Miller, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Ring Lardner, Joan Didion, Stephen...read more

  • Mira T. Lee

    ‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.”—Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him,...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling’s best-loved book is now the basis for the Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, and Rohan Chand The story of Mowgli, the abandoned 'man-cub' who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as the bear Baloo, the graceful black panther Bagheera and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. Other animal stories in The Jungle Books range from the dramatic battle between good and evil in...read more

  • Rick Riordan

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan, read by Stephen Graybill, Devon Sorvari, Nick Chamian, Sile Bermingham, Paul Boehmer, Robertson Dean, Bahni Turpin, Will Damron and Larry Herron. Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender's Game following The Swarm with The Hive, the second audiobook in the Second Formic War. Card and Johnston continue the fast-paced hard science fiction history of the Formic Wars-the alien invasions of Earth's Solar System that ultimately led to Ender Wiggin's total victory in Ender's Game. A coalition of Earth's nations barely fought off the Formics' first scout ship. Now it's clear that there's a mother-ship out on the edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth's warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an...read more

  • O. Henry

    Enjoy the traditions of holidays past with this classic collection of fun and touching stories. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, read by John MawsonYes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church, read by Paul BoehmerThe Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, read by Paul Boehmer'Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, read by Gregory ItzinPeace on Earth, Goodwill to Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, read by Dana GreenThe Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter, read by Jane CarrOld Christmas by Washington Irving, read by Gregory ItzinChristmas at Red Butte by L. M. Montgomery, read by Dana GreenThe Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road by L. M. Montgomery, read...read more

  • Oliver Onions

    At first blush, Widdershins is a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend, and his sanity are all destroyed in the process ... The story can be read as narrating the gradual possession of the protagonist by a mysterious and possessive feminine spirit, or as a realistic description of a psychotic outbreak culminating in catatonia and murder, told from the psychotic subject's point of view. The precise description of the slow disintegration of the protagonist's mind is terrifying in either...read more

  • James Siegel

    When Paul and Joanna, who are desperate to have children, fail to conceive, they decide to adopt and arrange a trip to Colombia to bring back home a baby girl, Joelle. To help them into parenthood, a nanny has been sent. Yet, returning home one night, they discover that the baby waiting for them isn't Joelle. Suddenly, they are taken prisoner, and Paul is given an ultimatum to either transport millions of dollars worth of cocaine to a location in U.S. or his wife and daughter will be...read more

  • Various Authors

    This second volume of The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2016 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo Award's long list of works-the top fifteen works nominated for each category-were these short stories and novelettes, now made available to a wider audience by award-winning narrators. Included in this volume are: "Our Lady of the Open Road" by Sarah Pinsker, read by Gabrielle de Cuir; "Today I Am Paul" by Martin L. Shoemaker, read by Stefan Rudnicki; "Madeleine" by Amal El-Mohtar, read by Paul Boehmer; "Damage" by David D. Levine, read by Claire...read more

  • Holly Black

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Magisterium: The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, read by Paul Boehmer. Magic can save you Magic can kill you It should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall. The magical world has no reason to believe otherwise, and Callum, Tamara and Aaron are celebrated as heroes. But at a party held in their honour, things go horribly, brutally wrong. A fellow student is callously murdered, and it seems Call’s worst fears are confirmed: there is a spy in the Magisterium. No one is safe. Now, using the powerful magic they’ve been taught, the trio must risk their lives to...read more

  • Holly Black

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Magisterium: The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, read by Paul Boehmer. Callum Hunt's life has fallen apart. His friend is gone. The spy has escaped. His secret is out. He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become. But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost. Will he stay strong, and faithful to his friends and teachers? Or take the risk, and destroy everything he's ever loved? This fourth year at the Magisterium will be unlike anything else that has gone before . . . 'I can't wait to read more of this series!' -...read more

  • Andrew Shaffer

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ghosts from Our Past by Erin Gilbert, Abby L. Yates and Andrew Shaffer, read by Hillary Huber, Emma Bering and Paul Boehmer. **As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Ghostbusters** Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the ground-breaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past - now back in print! Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you’re a believer or a sceptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s...read more

  • Holly Black

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Golden Tower by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, read by Paul Boehmer. A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost. Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But...read more