Conspirações, a chave para a eternidade e um assassino em série. Somos todos reféns do tempo. Na vida, tudo tem uma ordem certa para acontecer: os sapatos devem ser colocados depois das meias, a geleia deve ser passada no pão depois da manteiga - netos nascem depois dos avós. Kate Pierce-Keller nunca havia dado atenção a este último item, até sua avó surgir com revelações e um objeto que podem colocar sua existência em risco. Os eventos da Trilogia Chronos se iniciam quando Kate descobre que sua avó é uma historiadora viajante do tempo - nascida alguns séculos à frente, mas presa ao presente por conta de um acidente - e possui um artefato, um medalhão azul reluzente, que permite realizar saltos temporais para qualquer época e local. Tudo parece um absurdo no início, mas uma leve interferência na linha temporal faz com que os pais de Kate sumam do mapa e ela seja a próxima da lista. Arriscando sua vida, ela aceita a missão de tentar voltar no tempo para evitar um homicídio que é a chave de tudo e colocar as coisas no seu devido lugar. Mas se ela for bem sucedida, a interferência também terá um custo pessoal. Neste primeiro volume, o leitor é transportado para a Exposição Universal de 1893, em Chicago, quando a Roda Gigante foi apresentada pela primeira vez e o serial killer H. H. Holmes dirigia um hotel construído especialmente para receber os visitantes da feira (e sumir com seus corpos). Em meio a tantos fatos históricos e curiosos, Kate precisa agir pontualmente para não estragar nada, e ainda impedir a ascensão de um culto religioso bastante poderoso que ameaça afetar o universo como o conhecemos.
O Mundo como eu vejo
Author: Leandro Karnal
Publisher: Editora Contexto
“Mais uma vez recorro ao meu estimado leitor e a minha querida leitora: discordem, concluam, concordem ou lamentem, mas sempre leiam e formem sua própria peça multifacetada da aventura do saber. A magia do conhecimento é maior do que todos nós.” “Radicalismo derruba democracia e nunca edifica de verdade.” “A internet deu o estatuto de intelectual orgânico a todos que tiverem acesso à rede. É o eclipse do conhecimento em si e o despontar da militância catequética.” “Nunca associei ética à fé ou a sua ausência. Temos ateus e religiosos éticos, bem como violências ligadas aos dois campos. O complicado, ultimamente, não é crer ou não crer em Deus. O difícil é crer no homem. É árduo acreditar em si.” “Narrar uma história para uma criança é colocar uma marca indelével na sua formação. Creia-me: ela pode esquecer os nomes, no entanto a experiência será eterna. Para sempre, estarão no fundo da mente, dialogando com outras histórias.”
Author: Francois Truffaut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.
Waiting for Doggo
Author: Mark Mills
Publisher: Headline Review
No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He's just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that's the plan. Come on...everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend...and an inspiration.
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams at any given moment is getting tired. Especially the falling dreams, and the standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked ones. But then there are the nightmares, the ones that chill her to the bone… like the one where she is in a strange house…in a dirty kitchen…and a sinister monster that edges ever closer. This is the nightmare that she keeps falling into, the one where, for the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant…
Author: Mary Balogh
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. Meet the Bedwyns…six brothers and sisters—men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality. Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction…where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal…and where Freyja Bedwyn, the wild-hearted daughter, meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she. Growing up with four unruly brothers has made Freyja Bedwyn far bolder than most society ladies. From feisty manner to long, tumbling hair, Lady Freyja is pure fire, a woman who seeks both adventure and freedom. Adventure soon finds her on a visit to Bath, when a handsome stranger bursts into Freyja's room and entreats her to hide him. His name is Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, a man with a hell-raising reputation of his own who is quickly intrigued by the independent beauty. So intrigued, in fact, that he makes her a surprising request: to pose as his fiancée and help thwart his family's matchmaking schemes. For two people determined to be free, it's the perfect plan…until passion blindsides them both. For as Joshua sets out to achieve his complete seduction of Freyja, a woman who has sworn off love is in danger of losing the one thing she never expected to give again: her heart…
The Mermaids Singing
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Minotaur Books
This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it... The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.
Until You're Mine
Author: Samantha Hayes
Publisher: Broadway Books
You're alone. You're vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost. Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe's glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there's something about her that Claudia cannot trust. Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own? Riveting from its very first pages, Until You’re Mine is a multilayered masterwork of twisted, psychological suspense. Readers of Before I Go to Sleep and Turn of Mind will be enthralled by this multilayered novel, featuring a twisted plot that ends in a breathtaking and shocking finale. From the Hardcover edition.
The Black Dahlia
Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Black Dahlia is a roman noir on an epic scale: a classic period piece that provides a startling conclusion to America's most infamous unsolved murder mystery--the murder of the beautiful young woman known as The Black Dahlia.
São Paulo Noir
Author: Tony Bellotto
Publisher: Akashic Books
"Bellotto has no trouble discovering dark doings...São Paulo's size and diversity give this volume's 14 storytellers room to roam...In the year of #MeToo, Bellotto's Akashic entry has a timely feel, giving noir a host of feminine faces." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for editor Tony Bellotto: "Undoubtedly, if Marlowe and Harry Bosch are Los Angeles, Matt Scudder is New York and Maigret, Paris, the detective Remo Bellini is São Paulo's most complete translation." --O Globo Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. On the heels of Rio Noir, beloved Brazilian rock star and best-selling novelist Tony Bellotto ushers another world-class city into the Akashic Noir Series. Brand-new stories by: Tony Bellotto, Olivia Maia, Marcelino Freire, Beatriz Bracher & Maria S. Carvalhosa, Fernando Bonassi, Marcelo Rubens Paiva, Marçal Aquino, Jô Soares, Mario Prata, Ferréz, Vanessa Barbara, Ilana Casoy, and Drauzio Varella. From the introduction by Tony Bellotto: Encyclopedias will say that São Paulo is the main financial, corporate, and commercial center of South America. The census will show that São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, the Portuguese-speaking world, and the entire Southern Hemisphere...Scholars will inform us that São Paulo is the most multicultural city in Brazil, having received, since 1870, millions of immigrants from every part of the planet, and that it is the city with the largest populations of people of Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, and Arab origin outside their respective countries...Experts will assure us that São Paulo has a high crime rate. Sociologists will confirm that the city has an area known as Cracolândia (Crackland) and that among the violent and neglected communities spread along its periphery, one bears the ironic name Paraisópolis (Paradise City). Politicians will roar that São Paulo is the engine that drives Brazil... More than historians and sociologists, writers have always been able to transform cities into great characters. This is the way we decipher devouring sphinxes.
A deluxe leatherbound edition of one of the three D&D core rulebooks. This new, beautifully bound version of the Monster Manual joins the special editions of the Player’s Handbook and the Dungeon Master’s Guide to complete the premiere set of Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks. Like the others, the title gets premium treatment in the form of a leather binding, emboss and foil treatment, gilt-edged paper, and an attached ribbon bookmark.
Author: Tony Bellotto
Publisher: Akashic Books
With Rio Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves for the first time into South America.
The Big Book of Serial Killers
Author: Jack Rosewood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad. Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.
Author: J.C. Carleson
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system. Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For Audie and her friends, “volunteering” for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash. Sure, there’s the occasional nasty side effect, but Audie’s got things under control. If Monday’s pill causes a rash, Tuesday’s ointment usually clears it right up. Wednesday’s injection soothes the sting from Tuesday’s “cure,” and Thursday’s procedure makes her forget all about Wednesday’s headache. By the time Friday rolls around, there’s plenty of cash in hand and perhaps even a slot in a government-funded psilocybin study, because WEEKEND! But the best fix of all is her boyfriend, Dylan, whose terminal illness just makes them even more compatible. He’s turning eighteen soon, so Audie is saving up to make it an unforgettable birthday. That means more drug trials than ever before, but Dylan is worth it. No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. No pain, no gain, she repeats as her grip on reality starts to slide. . . . Raw and irreverent, Placebo Junkies will captivate readers until the very end, when author J. C. Carleson leans in for a final twist of the knife.
Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'For more than twenty years, Katharine Hepburn imparted many of the details of her life to me suggesting that I weave them into a book - one that would appear upon her death. Sad to say, the time has come to publish that book. But I find comfort in knowing she lived a very rich 96 years; and I have tried my best to honour her wish of making the book as true to her spirit as possible - as inspiring, as loving and as fun.' Scott Berg KATE REMEMBERED is a loving tribute and a tender farewell that reveals an unusual relationship in a unique life, one fully lived - and largely according to Katharine Hepburn's own rules. More importantly, it sets down many of the stories of that life as she saw them, full of sentiments she felt should not be made public until after her death. Ultimately, this book is not only a story of the poignant final twenty years in which Scott Berg knew Katharine Hepburn, but also a tale of a great theatrical personality and the better part of the century that was the stage for her distinguished life.