Score: 4
From 121 Ratings

The Christmas Thief


  • Author: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Release Date : 2004-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1331089 Bytes


Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. In Deck the Halls, they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, ...

Glitteration in the Night and Other Stories

Glitteration in the Night and Other Stories


  • Author : John David Wells
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546256847


Glitteration in the Night and Other Stories Book Description :

A “bony-headed psychopath” makes his two step-sons clear out rats in the basement; a traveling American finds horror in a Casablanca opium den; a young man is driven insane by the voice of English writer Daniel Defoe; a former black player in the Negro Leagues tells the awful truth about why he quit playing; a grieving family tries to understand why a loved one committed suicide; and a drummer in a rock band hallucinates the Apostle John from the Book of Revelation flashing out of an MTV video. Reading Glitteration in the Night and Other Stories is like having a veil lifted from your eyes, revealing a world more intense, terrifying, and imaginary than you ever thought possible. Traveling through the book we meet an unforgettable cast of character...

Queen of the Chess Cult and Other Stories

Queen of the Chess Cult and Other Stories


  • Author : Stephen Leary
  • Publisher : Stephen Leary
  • Release Date : 2014-08-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781533796806


Queen of the Chess Cult and Other Stories Book Description :

This baker's dozen presents the game of chess, its stage and actors, as symbols of an incomprehensible world, a means of communication beyond language, an unreachable ideal, a trap, a disease, a salvation. These stories are literary, hallucinatory, and mystifying, resisting easy conclusions or explanations. The ghosts of Poe, Hemingway, Borges, and Nabokov haunt these stories, as they are my favorite authors and surely the stories have been influenced in some way by all of them. I like all the stories, otherwise why publish them under your own name, but I feel I achieved something special with a few in particular. I'm thinking of "Pawn Storm" and "The Screaming Cry of the Chessbird." The idea was to create something original and lasting in these and ...

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories


  • Author : Alexander Pushkin
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486114200


The Queen of Spades and Other Stories Book Description :

Celebrated title story plus "The Shot," "The Snowstorm," "The Coffin-Maker," "An Amateur Peasant Girl," and "The Postmaster" — all fascinating portraits of life in Tsarist Russia by one of that country's greatest writers....

The Queen of the Night
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544106604


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the...

Noah the Water Carrier and Other Stories

Noah the Water Carrier and Other Stories


  • Author : Joe Lumer
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595380558


Noah the Water Carrier and Other Stories Book Description :

"A shadow moved down the muddy road in pale moonlight. Its steps were urgent. A decision had been made, a course determined. The hours of deliberation were over "Noah the Water Carrier is a collection of short stories whose setting is "T", a small city in Poland in the 1930's. The stories reflect the lives of Jews and Gentiles living together in a time and place that have disappeared forever. It was a time of change and even of optimism, before the Holocaust cast its vast net over an unprepared and unwitting people....

The Night Swimmer

The Night Swimmer


  • Author : Lowell B. Komie
  • Publisher : Swordfish Chicago Publisher
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Legal stories, American
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0964195720


The Night Swimmer Book Description :

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The Night Bird Cantata and Other Stories

The Night Bird Cantata and Other Stories


  • Author : Donald Rawley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0006551084


The Night Bird Cantata and Other Stories Book Description :

A delightful and moving coming-of-age novella and stories from the author of Slow Dance on the Fault Line....

A Winter s Night and Other Stories

A Winter s Night and Other Stories


  • Author : Premchand
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184750690


A Winter s Night and Other Stories Book Description :

Ten classic stories from the master of Hindi literature Nearly a century after they were written, Premchand’s numerous short stories, novels and plays, written both in Hindi and Urdu, continue to be a mirror to Indian society and its traditions. A Winter’s Night and Other Stories brings together, for young readers, some of his most powerful short stories. This is a world inhabited by people like Halku, forced to spend the bitterly cold winter night in the open, without a blanket; Kaki, the old invalid aunt, ill-treated by her own relatives; and Shankar, reduced to being a bonded labour for the sake of a handful of wheat. Premchand describes their plights with unflinching honesty. Yet all is not hopeless in this world. There is also little Hamid, ...