Author: Enrique Laso
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
This is the story of Padre Salas, the most charismatic character from the bestselling novel Hell Calling, which dazzled thousands of readers across the globe, and has recently been adapted for cinema by Luis Endera. In this prequel, we discover what caused Padre Salas’ flight from Mexico, leading to his taking refuge in Madrid. We will encounter the terrifying cases of multiple possessions of several girls in towns and villages around Guadalajara (Mexico). This is a novel filled with moments of excitement, tension, and no shortage of fear, guaranteed to captivate all those who love the genre. Extract from Chapter 1: The girl had spent the entire night howling. It was a visceral noise, more commonly associated with a wild animal, than the gaunt, virtually emaciated body of a little girl, who was barely ten years old. She lay curled up on a rough bed, which had been thrown together out of lumpy sacks of hay. Her parents, more out of desperation than resentment or fear, had confined her to a shed, which they used mainly for keeping the rain off the farming tools, and for storing a few low-value belongings that they had inherited over the years from different family members. The doctor approached the child with apprehension; she seemed to be sleeping, although her breathing was broken by a constant shaking that was not of human origin. “How many days has she been lying in this state?” “A... a week...” the mother dared to say, certain that she was about to receive an immediate reprimand from the doctor. The doctor heaved a sigh of resignation and, picking up the girl’s hand, he tried to measure her pulse. He felt a shiver run down his spine as he noticed that her heart was hardly beating at all... little more than 20 beats per minute! It was completely impossible.
Author: Enrique Laso
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Carlos, a successful businessman, receives the worst of all possible news: his wife and daughter have just been killed in a car accident. Feeling guilty at not having spent enough time with his daughter, Laura, he embarks upon a search for redemption, in which he resolves to find out more about the daughter now lost to him. Carlos is astonished as he begins to learn increasingly more about Laura’s life from her schoolteacher, her psychologist, and her friends, and he begins to suspect that perhaps she was not the loving little girl he thought she was; that behind her friendly face, terrible secrets were hidden. After several nights of hearing strange noises emanating from his radio-alarm clock, Laura begins to ask for his help... from the depths of Hell itself. From that moment on, Carlos will begin a chilling adventure he will wish he had never started... *Now a feature-length film in Spanish, under the original title of ‘Desde el Infierno’, premiered in 2014.
Author: Enrique Laso
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
THE NOVEL THAT THOUSANDS OF READERS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR In a Texas county, the bodies of young people who have been subjected to a bizarre ritual are being discovered. In desperation, one of the detectives assigned to the case decides to turn to a Mexican priest who is considered to be the best exorcist in all of America: Padre Salas. Meanwhile, the FBI sends in Ethan Bush, one of its best agents within the Behavioural Analysis Unit in Quantico, to cooperate in the investigation, and create a profile of the serial killer. ETHAN BUSH AND PADRE SALAS ARE INVESTIGATING A TERRIBLE CASE OF MULTIPLE MURDERS This is a novel in which investigation, intrigue, mystery, paranormal events, and horror all intertwine together. Two of the most charismatic characters created by Enrique Laso– special agent Ethan Bush and Padre Salas–, meet in Texas, in order to assist the police in what is a dangerous investigation. This is a novel that has been written in response to the express demand from thousands of readers from around the world. IF YOU LIKE CRIME NOVELS, HORROR, AND MYSTERY, THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Enrique Laso is currently one of the most recognised Spanish language authors. He has sold more than 1,000,000 copies of his works around the world, and has been translated into 14 languages. One of his novels has been adapted for the Spanish cinema, and another two are in the process of having the rights sold to a Hollywood agent.
Mind of Steel and Clay: Camille Claudel is a diary. Through the guilt-ridden words of Edouard Faret, Director of the psychiatric hospital of Montdevergues, we are drawn into to the life of an exceptional woman, Camille Claudel. In the 19th century, Camille was an unrivalled sculptress and both the student and lover of Auguste Rodin. She wanted to make a name for herself in a world of men, to achieve the fame and prestige that her work deserved, but this never came to pass. In 1913, after the death of her adored father, her family committed her by force to an asylum. There she would stay, locked up against her will for 30 years until her death, despite the doctors and others who argued in defence of her sanity. Mind of Steel and Clay: Camille Claudel tells the tragic tale of an extraordinary woman, an artistic genius whose fate was sealed with misfortune. For the first time ever, the dark, unknown years of Camille's confinement, an era shrouded in mystery, are revealed and explored in great depth. Through his diary, the Medical Director of the psychiatric hospital describes the years of confinement of the sculptress Camille Claudel. This bloody, ruthless account is teamed with the hardship of the Vichy France regime in World War II, yet is dappled with moments of inspiring hope; art, passion, guilt, madness and genius are at the forefront of this short novel. Perhaps Enrique Laso's most acclaimed and profound novel to date, the author's admiration for Camille shines through, whilst on countless occasions he shares in her rage against the injustice of a world in which the cruel and deplorable are allowed to win.
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. His own self-doubt is fueled by rumors of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel. But why destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal? Are the rumors designed to distract police from an even more devastating plot? Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets from her career as a revolutionary spy. And behind the doors of a stately manor, a beautiful young Croatian woman hoards mysteries of her own. Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, need these two fascinating women to tell them things they desperately need to know—before death and terror ignite an international catastrophe. Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s next Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Midnight at Marble Arch “The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”—Bookreporter “A classic . . . [a] novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters.”—Huntington News
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
This book makes a far-reaching, accessible case the positive impact that digital technologies will have on our ability to participate more actively a thoughtfully in the future. The author looks to 1 world of young people he calls ScreenAgers clues about the future landscape. This brand new updated version of includes not just new examples but new ideas and conclusions drawn based on years of experience watching these ideas become incorporated into academic, business, education and culture.
Powerpaola s North American debut traces the lives of young women during Columbia s violent drug cartel warfare era of the 1980 s-90 s. "Powerpaola has a gift for expressing an entire world with a thin black line, building up textures and details that are a joy to get lost in. In "Virus Tropical," her memories of a unique family life are so vividly portrayed that you feel like you are living through all the laughter, joy, tears and door-slamming right along with her. It's a treat of a book."Sarah Glidden, author of "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" Powerpaola's "Virus Tropical "uses a series of vignettes to transform the simplicity of middle-class family life into a thought-provoking narrative that would have been inconceivable prior to Colombia's sexual revolution. Focusing on the lives of a family of women in the eighties through the nineties, Powerpaola's tale highlights the excitement, danger, and struggles of a country in the midst of radical change. Powerpaola was born in 1977 in Quito, Ecuador, and, at a young age, moved to Cali, Colombia. Years later, she and her friends founded a collective space of expression, Taller 7, in Medellin and was granted a scholarship to develop her art in La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, where she adopted the name Powerpaola. She is currently working on an animated adaptation of "Virus Tropical "and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "
Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
From vegies on the side to the main event, here you can find them in all their guises - as starters, salads, mains and sides - but the real drawcard is the chapter featuring scrumptious vegetable soups. It's healthy comfort food, with recipes suitable for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. It's time to move on from meat and three veg!
The Devil's Mode
Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Random House (UK)
Author: Catherine Texier
In 1899, Victorine Texier abandons her small French village, her husband, and her two young children to follow her lover to Indochina. She has fallen for Antoine, her childhood sweetheart, and when his work sends him to Asia she is compelled to go with him, and to leave everything she knows behind. Their five weeks together onboard the ship to Indochina are a kind of honeymoon, a prelude to their liberation in a sultry new world of frangipani trees and monsoons. Victorine gives herself over completely to this exhilarating new life of colonial extravagance — that is, until she encounters her youngest sister, who has also been living in Hanoi and Saigon. This reunion, both joyous and tense, reminds Victorine all too painfully of her life and family in France and forces her to confront exactly what she has done. Vividly narrated through a series of flashbacks, Victorine is a richly textured and passionate story of rebellion, guilt, and unruly love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Cinemas of the Other
Author: Gonul Donmez-Colin, Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Publisher: Intellect Books
Updated collections of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent trends in the film industries of Central Asia and the Middle East, these two new geospecific editions expand upon the earlier volume Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-Makers from the Middle East and Central Asia. Following an introduction delineating the histories of the film industries of the countries that make up the Middle East and Central Asia—including Iran, Turkey, and the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—both books contain interviews stretching over a decade, which position the filmmakers and their creative concerns within the social or political context of their respective countries. The striking variety of approaches toward each interview creates a rich diversity of tone and opens the door to a better understanding of images of “otherness” in film. In addition to transcripts of the interviews, each chapter also includes stills from important films discussed, biographical information about the filmmakers, and filmographies of their works. Gönül Dönmez-Colin offers in these expanded editions a carefully researched and richly detailed firsthand account of the developments and trends in these regional film industries that is sure to be appreciated by film scholars and researchers of the Middle East and Central Asia.
The Star of India
Author: Carole Bugg&é, Carole Buggé
Publisher: Titan Books
Holmes and Watson find themselves caught up in a complex chess board of a problem, involving a clandestine love affair and the disappearance of a priceless sapphire. Professor James Moriarty is back to tease and torment, leading the duo on a chase through the dark and dangerous back streets of London and beyond.
The Markonos Bride
Author: Michelle Reid
The island of Aristos holds bittersweet memories for Louisa. Here she met and married gorgeous Greek playboy Andreas Markonos and bore him a precious son. But when tragedy struck, Louisa fled…. Now, years later, Andreas can't believe that his runaway wife has dared set foot on Aristos again—and that he still desires her. Andreas will reclaim his wife with the one thing they still have in common…intense physical passion!
For almost a century now, Blackwych Grange has been left locked and abandoned. But when a team of researchers gains permission to enter the house and monitor for ghosts, a dark presence begins to stir. Paula is thrilled when she's invited to join the team. Soon, however, she starts to regret her choice. Something lurks in the dark rooms of Blackwych Grange, something that seeks vengeance. Many years ago, a young woman named Elizabeth Marringham lived in the house with her vicious uncle. Today, more than a century and a half after Elizabeth's death, does her vengeful spirit still roam the house's corridors? And if so, what does she want?