An international sensation, published in over twenty five countries around the world, Arnaldur Indridason attained instant fame in the English-speaking mystery world after winning the Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. His other crime novels in the series, Jar City and Voices, have also been published to highest acclaim—U.S. readers who have already discovered this extraordinary writer are eagerly anticipating this latest Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson thriller. Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton that is weighed down by a heavy radio device bearing inscriptions in Russian. Inspectors Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Oli's investigation takes them back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland were sent to study in the "heavenly state" of Communist East Germany. But one of the students went missing, and her friends suspected that her "heavenly state" was all too real. Erlendur follows a long cold trail that leads back to Iceland, international espionage, and murder. Another astonishing Reykjavík thriller from one of crime fiction's brightest stars, The Draining Lake is Arnaldur Indridason's most gripping book yet.
Following highly publicized cases of violence such as the murder of James Bulger, the media effects debate reached a crescendo, with many forms of media routinely scapegoated as the causes of such brutality. This volume challenges conventional notions of effects, questioning not only whether the media is really capable of directly influencing people's views and actions but also whether this form of debates is the most useful way of conceptualizing the relationship between the media and the audience. With chapters drawn from differing viewpoints, covering issues such as the historical development of the effects tradition, the remarkable power of common sense arguments, children's actual responses to media texts, and the orchestration of popular public anxieties about the media, the book provides a re-examination of so-called media effects and the ways in which they are interpreted for public consumption.
Volume 5 collects five issues of the seminal American horror magazine Eerie into one big collection. In the 1960s, publisher Jim Warren blew the competition out of the water and blew the minds of his readers with his magazine-sized horror comics Creepy and Eerie. Dark Horse's lovingly reproduced archives showcase the excellent storytelling and exceptional artwork featured in these magazines by amazing creators like Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Ken Kelly, and Steve Ditko. Don't miss this creepy, crawly keystone for any horror or comics aficionado's library. * Both the Creepy and Eerie archive series have made numerous appearances on the New York Times Top 10 list of graphic novels. * Featuring a cover by Frank Frazetta! * Art by industry favorites Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, and Ken Kelly!
Ein Gefangener – ein Bodyguard – ein mörderischer Countdown Der neue Auftrag des Bodyguards Ryan Lock sollte reine Routine werden. Aber Frank »Reaper« Hays gehört der gefürchtetsten Gefängnisgang Amerikas an – gegen die er in einer Woche aussagen soll. Um ihn bis dahin zu beschützen, lässt sich Lock in das Hochsicherheitsgefängnis einschleusen. Doch der hochintelligente Reaper spielt ein tödliches Spiel. In einer erbarmungslosen Welt, in der man niemandem trauen kann, erkennt Lock, dass nicht nur Reaper diese Woche überleben muss – sondern auch er selbst ...
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Burning "One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines Trilogy SOLOM: THE SCARECROW Book#1 in the Solom series. When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband's farm. But there's more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith's first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon's great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. And Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from the fields at night to slake an unnatural thirst. When the legends come to life, Katy and Jett discover the Smith family secrets cut deep. And they must face the supernatural menace together or become part of Solom's legends forever. (Look for the second book in the SOLOM series, THE NARROW GATE.) -------------------------- keywords: paranormal horror, haunted house, supernatural suspense, thriller ebooks, Stephen King, James Herbert, Joe Hill, Brian Keene, Jonathan Maberry, J.A. Konrath, ghost stories, Appalachian Mountain folk tales, scary books, Stoker Award, dark fantasy, rural haunting, spooky legends, Peter Straub, bestselling Google play books, horror bestsellers, popular fiction, paranormal mystery series.
Thriller. In London, during World War II, a dog uncovers a severed arm, which turns out to be that of a rocket scientist - and it was not a bomb that killed him. Sgt. Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case, which pits him against the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the wartime spy agency
A short story SciFi Alien Romance. A sequel to the Alien Attachments novel series. After the fall of their empire, the Sandarians struggled for order and peace, hiding their existence from the people of Earth. Until now. Under the guardianship of the Sandarians, it is a new world where fleets of ships circle the globe to protect the vulnerable human race. Kara Heroshi breaks free from a controlling adoptive mother to begin a new life in London. She is both captivated and fearful of the alien Sandarian ship shining above the skyline of London—a beacon of power and allure. Torril Anantha struggles to acclimate himself to life on Earth. The frailty of humanity disturbs him. But when one black-haired beauty ensnares his senses as well as his heart, he finally faces the difficult truth—his psi-mate is human. While Kara is lured by the seductive Sandarian male, can she overcome her fears of being controlled and solidify the bond with Torril—the alien who is fated as her one true mate?
Horror Between the Sheets, The Best of CSM B&W, presents the best short stories and poems from the first 16 innovative issues of CSM. This anthology features the writings of Bram Stoker Award winning Mark McLaughlin, award winning Jeremy Russell, Origin Award nominated Christine Morgan, Brian Knight, Durant Haire and Matthew Howe among others. Exhibiting the prowess of some of the best new and veteran writers in the genre of sensual horror, Horror Between the Sheets satisfies with word after word.
Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. In the title story “High Crime Area,” a white, aspiring professor is convinced she is being followed. No need to panic, she has a handgun stowed away in her purse—just in case. But when she turns to confront her black, male shadow, the situation isn’t what she expects. In “The Rescuer,” a promising graduate student detours to inner city Trenton, New Jersey to save her brother from a downward spiral. But she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers. And in “The Last Man of Letters,” the world-renowned author X embarks on a final grand tour of Europe. He has money, fame, but not a whole lot of manners. A little thing like etiquette couldn’t bring a man like X down, could it? In these biting and beautiful stories, Oates confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.
Living with his grandparents gives Johnny Dixon a lot of time to find trouble. Or adventure. Or, is it both? In this, the first Johnny Dixon mystery, our young hero hears the spine-tingling story of Father Baart, a madman who haunts the town’s church. At first, Johnny doesn’t believe in ghosts, but when he takes a scroll and a small Egyptian figurine from the church basement, all that changes. Soon, a mysterious stranger gives him a ring, and Johnny plunges headlong into a terrifying adventure. Along with his new friend Professor Childermass, Johnny races to solve the mystery of this very real ghost before another life is lost. “Heart-stopping” —Booklist “As moody as a cold rainy day in March ... a horror story to be savored until the final page.” —School Library Journal