'Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!' The death, quite suddenly, of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances is the trigger for one of the most extraordinary cases ever to challenge the brilliant analytical mind of Sherlock Holmes. As rumours of a legendary hound said to haunt the Baskerville family circulate, Holmes and Watson are asked to ensure the protection of Sir Charles' only heir, Sir Henry - who has travelled all the way from America to reside at Baskerville Hall in Devon. And it is there, in an isolated mansion surrounded by mile after mile of wild moor, that Holmes and Watson come face to face with a terrifying evil that reaches out from centuries past . . .
Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.
Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. Marlowe's got his work cut out. But that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.
Stella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doyleys and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley, who has his own connection with the school, is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. As Smiley probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion. In his second George Smiley novel, le Carre moves outside the world of espionage to reveal the secrets at the heart of another particularly English institution. The result is a pitch-perfect murder mystery, with Smiley as master detective.
The destruction of a Russian hideout at SHAPE headquarters near Paris; the planned assassination of a Cuban thug in America; the tracking of a heroin ring from Rome to Venice and beyond; for Bond it is just routine. For anyone else - certain death.
Bond is off to Harlem, the kingdom of Mr Big, black master of crime and voodoo baron. The trail of terror, treachery and torture leads from New York's black underworld to the shark infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sister In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens: the school is under siege. From the brave, wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the pregnant police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian refugee, to the kids trapped in the school theatre still rehearsing Macbeth, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and try to save the people they love . . . In an intense exploration of fear and violence, courage and redemption, Rosamund Lupton takes us deep into the heart of human experience. 'Beautifully, elegantly written, SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving' Marian Keyes
M called this case a soft option. Bond can't quite agree. The tropical island is luxurious, the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing. But they are both part of the empire of Dr No. His obsession is power, and his gifts are pain-shaped.
Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and global havoc in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler''s #1 New York Times bestselling series.Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding a body of knowledge and secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind.They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men - and now two rival factions of the descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but one of them is willing to use horrifying means to accomplish its goals. Now it is up to Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives to stop both of them from the destructive path they''re on, and save the earth from a dynasty of terror.>
"Dennis Lenahan, le plongeur acrobatique, expliquait aux gens que si l'on pose à terre une pièce de cinquante cents et qu'on la regarde, on a exactement la même vision que quand on contemple le bassin de réception du haut des vingt-cinq mètres de l'échelle métallique." Dennis, plongeur professionnel de haut vol, s'est produit dans les manifestations de saut acrobatiques les plus importantes du monde, y compris du haut des falaises d'Acapulco. Aujourd'hui il plonge depuis le toit de l'hôtel Tishomingo de Tunica, dans le Mississipi, qui fait aussi office de casino. Or un soir, du haut des vingt-cinq mètres de l'échelle du plongeoir, il est témoin d'un meurtre. Les assassins ne se cachent pas et parlent même de le prendre pour cible lors de son plongeon.
Il se trouve que le meurtre a eu un second témoin, un dénommé Robert Taylor, un Noir de Detroit qui porte sur lui la photo du lynchage de son grand-père, transporte dans sa valise un Colt .45 et passe son temps à écouter du Delta blues lorsqu'il roule dans sa Jaguar noire sur les petites routes du Mississipi. Robert travaille pour un gangster de Detroit descendu à Tunica pour incarner le général Grant dans la reconstitution "live" d'une bataille décisive de la Guerre de Sécession. Comme Dennis, Robert défie la mort: il couche avec la femme de son patron.
Alors que les préparatifs de la "bataille" vont bon train, Dennis est harcelé par la police qui devine qu'il a vu les meurtriers, par Robert qui veut lui faire jouer un rôle dans une lutte occulte entre mafieux du Sud pour contrôler le marché de la drogue, par les tueurs qui ne savent pas s'il va les dénoncer et par trois femmes (pas moins) qui veulent le ramener sur la terre ferme et prendre sa vie en main.
Au final, c'est sur le champ de bataille reconstitué que les faux soldats vont s'expliquer... avec des armes chargées à balles réelles.
Tishomingo Blues a le rythme du Delta blues, sa richesse de vocabulaire et de mélodie, son humour et sa noirceur. Elmore Leonard nous prouve une fois encore que les ressources de son imagination sont sans limite.
The club where James Bond is asked to settle the dispute over ungentlemanly behaviour is embarrassed. The accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax, head of the multi-million-pound Moonraker missile programme on which Britain's future depends.
When Ernst Stavro Blofeld brutally murdered the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the zest for life went out of Bond. He went to pieces, was even on the verge of becoming a security risk. M, however, was persuaded to give him one last chance.
' One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History . . . impossible to put down ' The Times ________________________________________ WHAT DO WE HIDE INSIDE OURSELVES? One night changes everything for Toby. He's always led a charmed life - until a brutal attack leaves him damaged and traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his family's ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins. But not long after Toby's arrival, a discovery is made: a skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden. As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself. A spellbinding novel from a novelist who takes crime writing and turns it inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, if we no longer know who we are. ________________________________________ 'An absolute masterpiece' John Boyne ' The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists ' Observer 'This book confirms Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star' Guardian 'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' Sunday Times 'Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent' Stephen King 'Another one of her rich psychological thrillers that will work its way under your skin' Lucy Mangan, Stylist 'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' Gillian Flynn 'Her best book. Really, it is not a crime novel: as ever, Tana's scope is so much broader than that' Gillian McAllister 'This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time' Erin Kelly
The latest thriller in Tom Clancy''s internationally bestselling Jack Ryan series - inspiration for the blockbuster Amazon Prime television series.On a crowded tourist beach in Portugal, US operatives use a high-tech drone to watch a French arms dealer flirt with a beautiful woman. It''s only when she leaves that they realise she has shot him dead.In Iran, protests are growing against the oppressive regime, whipped up by a charismatic student. Most external observers are excited, but on the ground a spy of questionable loyalty senses something is badly amiss.And meanwhile, with the United States reeling from a string of natural disasters, Russian troops and ships are massing on the borders of the Ukraine, bringing the two powers ever closer to war.Across the globe a conspiracy is brewing, so darkly brilliant that no-one has yet joined the dots. And the distracted President Ryan has little time to play catch-up: little does he know that he faces a madman with a plan more devastating than he could possibly imagine...>
THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER IN TOM CLANCY''S JACK RYAN SERIES - INSPIRATION FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES The deadliest threat is the one you never see . . .It was a text message that started it. President Jack Ryan''s old friend (and former operative) Father Pat West warns of a honey trap, a possible murder and a secret AI project - Calliope - falling into Chinese hands, before going silent. This leaves Jack Ryan with two pressing problems. Firstly, find and rescue his old friend, last seen in Indonesia. And secondly, discover what exactly Calliope is and how much of a threat it poses. But it''s not the danger you see that catches you out - br> but the one you never see coming . . .br> _________________ PRAISE FOR TOM CLANCY ''Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict'' Sunday Times ''A brilliantly constructed thriller that packs a punch'' Daily Mail ''A virtuoso display of page-turning talent'' Sunday Express ''Heart-stopping action . . . entertaining and eminently topical'' Washington Post>
'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton In the middle of a heatwave, four sisters arrive at Applecote Manor to relive their memories of hazy Cotswolds summers. They find their uncle and aunt still reeling from the disappearance of their only daughter, five years before. An undercurrent of dread runs through the house. Why did Audrey vanish? Who is keeping her fate secret? As the sisters are lured into the mystery of their missing cousin, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn. One which will leave blood on their hands, and put another girl in danger decades later . . . 'Evocative and filled with intrigue' Clare Mackintosh 'One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment' Lisa Jewell 'Exquisite and evocative - the pace and suspense are handled expertly' Sarah Vaughan
A friendly game of two-handed canasta turns out to be thoroughly crooked. And a beautiful girl ends up dead. In Bond's first encounter with Auric Goldfinger - the world's cleverest, cruellest criminal, useful lessons are learned.
'When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.' In this, the final collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures, the intrepid detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson examine and solve twelve cases that puzzle clients, baffle the police and provide readers with the thrill of the chase. These mysteries - involving an illustrious client and a Sussex vampire; the problems of Thor Bridge and of the Lions Mane; a creeping man and the three-gabled house - all test the bravery of Dr Watson and the brilliant mind of Mr Sherlock Homes, the greatest detective we have ever known.
Tiffany Case stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter.
A stunning thriller in the internationally bestselling Jack Ryan Jr seriesJack Ryan Jr is in an assassin''s sights . . .Sent to the Balkans on an analytical mission, Jack Ryan Jr visits Sarajevo to meet Aida, the girl whose eyesight his mother saved in the war twenty-five years ago. He finds a selfless, attractive woman helping refugees in a restless country where a new war is brewing.Coming to her aid, Jack is soon tangling with the Serbian mafia while dodging assassins from the mysterious Iron Syndicate. Alone and defying recall orders, he believes this is more than local trouble.Has someone lit the fuse on the next world war?br>Is Jack endangering Aida trying to find out?br>And what can he alone do to stop it?PRAISE FOR TOM CLANCY''Heart-stopping action... entertaining and eminently topical... Clancy still reigns'' Washington Post''Highly entertaining'' The Wall Street JournalPRAISE FOR MIKE MADEN''Maden''s trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one'' Clive Cussler>
*PRE-ORDER YOUR PAPERBACK COPY OF SEA OF GREED TODAY!*Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew are back in the latest action-packed adventure from Sunday Times bestselling author Clive Cussler. A biological disaster is looming and the key to saving the future seems to be locating a submarine which has been missing for decades - can they crack it before it''s too late?''Sea of Greed will have readers turning pages. With a wonderful cast of characters and relentless action, this is classic Cussler'' Mail Online After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what''s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds'' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with a bacteria that is consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth-a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that''s remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that''s been unleashed be stopped? Praise for Clive Cussler''The Adventure King'' - Sunday Express''Cussler is hard to beat'' - Daily Mail''Just about the best in the business'' - New York Post''Oceanography''s answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes - Cussler''s fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers'' - Associated Press''Nobody does it better . . . nobody!'' - Stephen Coonts>