Empaths – S. H. Jucha

Novel

Raymond Chandler – Vento rosso e altri racconti
Empaths – S. H. Jucha
An Echo of Murder – Anne Perry
Angels of Mercy – Alice Duncan
The Bohemian Magician – A.L. Sirois

Raymond Chandler – Vento rosso e altri racconti

Italian | 2012 | 349 pages | ISBN: 8807881071 | EPUB | 2,3 MB

Nel genere noir c’è un prima e un dopo Raymond Chandler. O, per meglio dire, non ci sarebbe il noir senza Raymond Chandler, indiscusso “fondatore” del genere. Il suo mondo di pistole, sigarette, bar fumosi, marciapiedi umidi di pioggia, dark lady e duri con l’impermeabile si è impresso per sempre nella memoria collettiva.

Empaths – S. H. Jucha

English | 2017 | 472 Pages | ISBN: 0997590491 | EPUB | 516.06 KB

Captain Jessie Cinders faces a hazardous choice. The murderer of the governor’s nephew stands before him. But, the frightened teenager, Aurelia Garmenti, doesn’t resemble the commandant’s description of the vicious, hardened killer his security forces seek.
To complicate matters, Jessie’s mind has felt Aurelia’s mental powers. The girl is an empath, who escaped the domes below and rode the El car to reach the JOS, Pyre’s orbital station. This shouldn’t be possible. The century-old agreement between topsiders and downsiders forbids the domes to knowingly admit empaths.
If Jessie decides to protect Aurelia until he can discover the truth of the accusations against her, he risks his company and ships to the commandant’s wrath, if his actions are uncovered. In the midst of Jessie’s complicated maneuvers to keep Aurelia safe, he receives a call from one of his mining captains and learns of a strange find on Pyre’s far moon, Triton.
Meanwhile, the domes’ governor, Markos Andropov, is desperate to apprehend Aurelia and return her downside, before the girl can reveal his sordid secret. Aurelia lived her entire life imprisoned in the governor’s house with her sister and her mother, whom Markos kidnapped from the JOS seventeen years ago. If the governor’s crimes became public, it would jeopardize the Andropov dynasty’s rule of the domes.
Pyrean factions engage in a struggle against one another to possess Aurelia and use her to gain the upper hand. The ultimate prize is the complete domination of Pyre.

An Echo of Murder – Anne Perry

English | 2017 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 0425285014 | EPUB | 1.22 MB

In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques–lest he be caught in the cross hairs of violent bigotry.
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be–a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners–they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace.
With the able assistance of his wife–former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders–Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian emigres, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom.

Angels of Mercy – Alice Duncan

English | 2012 | 186 Pages | ISBN: 1477539867 | EPUB | 367.17 KB

Former Boston Brahmin Mercy Allcutt is excited to be renting out suites of rooms to deserving working women in her new home on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. She considers she’s performing an act of good-heartedness, no matter how skeptical her boss, private investigator Ernie Templeton, is about her endeavor. When her housekeeper’s son is arrested for the murder of a Hollywood big-wig, Mercy presses Ernie to solve the case. She’s positive Calvin Buck is innocent. Ernie tells her he’ll do his best. She’s not entirely convinced he means it, so she does some snooping on her own. In the meantime, Mercy not only takes driving lessons from Ernie, but she discovers there’s more to being a landlady than meets the eye. Is one of her “Angels of Mercy” not what she appears to be? Only time, and perhaps Mercy and Ernie, will tell…

The Bohemian Magician – A.L. Sirois

English | 2017 | 310 Pages | ISBN: 1943183546 | EPUB | 537.85 KB

Young Guilhelm has everything a man of the middle ages could ask for: money, title, admirers. But he has one thing that puts all of that in jeopardy. One thing that he cannot get rid of. He has been designated FAIRY FRIEND. Now, no matter where he goes, the fair folk of our world are attracted to his side, and they cause more trouble than Guilhelm seems able to bear.

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