In grand master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis’ second Mrs. Norris novel, which the New York Times hailed as ´´tensely perplexing”, the crime-solving Scottish housekeeper helps crack the case of a serial lady-killer. As housekeeper to James Jarvis´ recently deceased father, a retired major general of the US Army, Mrs. Norris has raised Jimmie since boyhood. Now the Wall Street lawyer faces a challenging case. The son of one of the firm’s old blue-blood clients has been slapped with a paternity suit. But Teddy Adkins swears he never slept with the woman. Meanwhile, Mrs. Norris is miffed when her gentleman friend Jasper Tully, the widowed chief investigator for the Manhattan DA’s office, cancels one dinner date after another because a real estate magnate has been found strangled in the bedroom of her Upper East Side apartment. Jewelry was stolen, but there are no signs of a break-in. Tully’s investigation turns up a trail of strangulations that extends all the way to the Midwest. As Mrs. Norris pursues her own unorthodox investigation, she uncovers a shocking link between the cases that threatens her very life. A Gentleman Called, a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, is the second novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis’ Mrs. Norris Mysteries, which also include Death of an Old Sinner, Old Sinners Never Die, and ´´Mrs. Norris Observes”, a short story in the collection Tales for a Stormy Night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Donnelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016766/bk_adbl_016766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fall of the House of Usher is a narrative short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839 in Burton´s Gentleman´s Magazine before being included in the collection ´´Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque´´ in 1840. The short story is a work of detective fiction and includes themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities. The story begins with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his help. As he arrives, the narrator notes a thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building and into the adjacent lake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/008891/bk_edel_008891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amazon #1 Bestselling series in New Release for Clean Romance A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: BLIND DATE COLLECTION: Featuring New York Times bestselling author Victorine E. Lieske. Readers will love this collection of six novellas - three contemporary and three historical - all with one thing in common: Romance. 3 Historical Romance Novellas THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID, by Annette Lyon: After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it´s time to leave the house she´s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance.... A LADY OF SENSE, by Sarah M. Eden: Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents´ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement.... A SECOND CHANCE, by Heather B. Moore: Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Boston, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Chicago, she goes to live with her friend´s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she´s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart. 3 Contemporary Romance Novellas BRAELYNN´S BLIND DATE, by Victorine E. Lieske. When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she´s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Klanac. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009252/bk_brll_009252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed.... Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda - the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can´t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong...but what? Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle with their love for Grace, their duty to their warring brotherhoods, and their support of Ireland. And New York City is in chaos with protests, immigrant gangs, and police crackdowns. The only hope for the future is the ancient ritual, just weeks away, in which Diarmid must take the life of the girl he loves. Secrets, legends, and prophecies collide in an explosive finale that will save the world - or destroy it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Peakes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007331/bk_brll_007331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Nominee, Science Fiction, 2013 In a time when the Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare, Mad Science rules the world… with mixed success. With the help of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the massive airship known as Castle Wulfenbach. After crashing their escape dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall in with Master Payne’s Circus of Adventure, a traveling troupe of performers dedicated to staging Heterodyne shows - dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne and their allies - who are unaware of Agatha’s connection to the Heterodyne line. Pursued by the ruthless Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, his handsome son Gil, and their minions (not to mention Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer), Agatha hides in plain sight among the circus folk, servicing their clanks and proving herself adept in performing the role of Lucrezia Mongfish, nemesis to - and later wife of - Bill Heterodyne. She also begins training under Zeetha, swordmistress and princess of the lost city of Skifander. Together, Agatha, Krosp, and the performers travel across the treacherous Wasteland of war-torn Europa, toward Mechanicsburg, and the ancestral home of the Heterodynes - Castle Heterodyne. But with many perils standing in her way - including Wulfenbach’s crack troops, mysterious Geisterdamen, savage Jägermonsters, and the fabled Storm King - it’s going to take more than a spark of Mad Science for Agatha to get through.… From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the multiple WCCA and Hugo Award-winning webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! And Mad Science! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003666/bk_brll_003666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new paranormal mystery series by number-one best-selling authors J. R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox! For fans of The Witch and the Gentleman, A Discovery of Witches, and Jessica Jones.... Detective Madeline Wimsey tends to stand out with her wild red hair, pentacle amulets, and offbeat methods, but she has a tool few other cops use - magic. Maddy knows the universe wants to balance itself out, so she isn´t above tossing around a spell or two whenever a killer´s karma needs a little nudge in the right direction. As a member of a practicing coven, she´s used to strange looks, hushed whispers, and rolled eyes, but couldn´t care less what people think of her. After a man turns up dead in a grisly satanic rite, her fellow detectives are quick to crack jokes. Since they can´t tell a pentacle from a pentagram, Maddy´s happy to get the case. She suspects the ritual to be the work of amateurs, a theory that pans out when they track down the pack of clueless high school students who made the shrine in the woods. Convinced all is not as it appears to be, Maddy asks the Goddess for a push in the right direction and learns a disturbing truth: The Devil´s Eye is watching her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillie Ricciardi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116378/bk_acx0_116378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.