Discover the fascinating stories behind the words and phrases we use every day. English is now the worlds most popular second language, understood by over 700 million people across the globe. Its use is amazingly broad: not only is it the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare, but also of hip-hop, i..
Eric, the school bully, is causing trouble for Alex's best friend Charlie. He's been stealing his crisps and flushing his head down the loo. Alex isn't sure that Zeus, the Greek god, is the best person to ask for help but before he can stop him, Charlie has built a temple (from a piece of crumpled p..
Big Sky is narrated by a mute called Jimmy Mack. A good man who has to do bad things, he has spent his childhood in and out of children's homes. A kind of benign Fagin figure, he is the head of a family of similarly disaffected youths living on the North-East English coast. Surviving on a diet of..
Flynn is a thirteen-year-old girl caught between her violent, out-of-control brother, Sam, and her mother, who is struggling to cope. And then, one impossibly hot night, a strange half-feral boy called Alex turns up at the bottom of Flynn's garden. Alex is one of three runaways; there's also Diana, ..
___________________________________ A gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.Dr Temperance Brennan and her students are working on a site of ..
_______________________________________'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher seriesThe mind-blowing sequel to CROSS MY HEART Detective Al..
Justine only goes to the Virtual Reality Exhibition in the hope she might get lucky with fit hunk Alex. Instead she gets unlucky with an Alternative Reality machine and leaves the exhibition as Jake!Once she's got over the shock, Justine starts to see the potential of her new situation. As Jake she ..
Kit Hannah is about to start university. He's funny, clever and popular, but he's harbouring a dark foreboding he dare not share with anyone. And it's with a heavy heart that he leaves home to begin a new life. At the vast Halls of Residence he can be the life and soul of the party - and there are l..
"e;A beautiful cookbook"e;Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue BibleThe Asian Barbecue Book is an inspired and practical guide to creating countless delicious Asian-inspired meals hot off the flame.Traveling and eating barbecue throughout Asia, author Alex Skaria has mastered the techniqu..
The Furies is a psychologically complex, dark and twisting novel about loss, obsession and the deep tragedies that can connect us to each other even as they blind us to our fate, from the best selling author of A Thousand ShipsAfter losing her fiance in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris moves from Lon..
One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from..
From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North Carolina, the bohemian South has long contested traditional views of the region. Yet, even as the fruits o..
Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge research presented at the fourth decennial meeting of Language Variety in the South in..
The brand new thriller featuring Investigative Analyst Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht of the Stockholm police. On a cold winter's day, a pre-school teacher is shot to death in front of parents and children at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just a few hours later two Jewish boys go missing ..
Jo Ann Ross creates captivating stories about the choices and chances that come once in every woman's life. But what happens when a woman discovers her life may be a legacy of lies...?From a childhood nurtured by unconditional family love to her stunning triumph as one of Hollywood's leading fashion..
Subject: Mitchell McCabe, U.S. Air Force Captain (Call Sign: Casanova)Current Status: Celibate-because he lost a bet.Mission: Survive thirty days without sex.Obstacle: Captain Alexandria Hughes, who's suddenly gone from hotshot pilot to just plain hot!Alex has had it bad for gorgeous Mitch ever sinc..
Tragedy brought them togetherAll Alex wanted was to be left alone on his new ranch so he could have a second chance with his daughter, Hallie-to make a better life for them, far away from the city and the senseless shooting that had changed everything. But he can't turn his back on his neighbor Cait..
WEDDING PLANNER UNDER COVERBy day, quiet and reserved Samantha Peters worked for a high-end wedding planner. By night she was a top-notch agent with Miami Confidential. Then she met sexy Alex Graham after tragedy struck outside the Weddings Your Way salon, and Samantha had trouble keeping her two li..
When handsome Alex Sabre recognizes her, Sanchia realizes that they must have once known each other intimately. But Sanchia has amnesia-her mind has rejected three years of painful memories. Sanchia knows that to unlock her secret past she must spend time with the rich and ruthless Alex....But Alex ..
The ultimate seduction! Gorgeous Greek tycoon Alexios Christofides isn't above mixing revenge and pleasure to get exactly what he wants...even if that means seducing his enemy's fiancee!Rachel Holt has always played the dutiful daughter, hostess, fiancee. Until one electrifying night with a handsome..
CAPTIVATED BY THE DARK RIDER...Embittered by injustice, Ross Durden leads a double life: gentleman farmer by day, roguish highwayman by night. He has sworn to right the wrongs of the past, but danger lurks around every corner - not least when he sets eyes on the beautiful daughter of his sworn enemy..
HER HUSBAND HAD MYSTERIOUSLY VANISHED...The morning after her wedding, Dawn Lovell awakened-only to find that the naked man next to her in bed wasn't her husband. Even worse, the sexy best man, Ross Duke, swore he didn't know where her husband was, or who had stolen her belongings or looted her bank..
TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York's elite woul..
There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious . . .Professor Alex Rogers is one of the world's leading experts in marine biology and oceanology, and has spent his life studying the deep ocean - and in partic..
'Creepy and packed with suspense and menace, it draws the reader into a community that has more than its fair share of skeletons to hide.' Daily MailThe phenomenal new thriller from the multi-million-copy bestselling author.__________Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.It used ..
_________________________________'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series_________________________________The legendary thriller that ..
The electrifying new Alex Delaware thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.Ellie Barker never knew her mother.When she was barely three years old, her mother was found with a bullet in her head inside a torched Cadillac, overturned on Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence..
'You'll be gripped' HeatSHE LIED TO PROTECT A KILLER. NOW THERE'S NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE. . . The morning after a great storm, a woman arrives in a remote Cornish village.But Charlie, as she now calls herself, steers clear of the locals and keeps a low profile - because she has a terrible secret. Rece..
***OUT NOW - the first book by Matt Morsia, the UK's #1 Fitness Vlogger***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'Powerfully dispels myths with science and humour - every gym bag deserves a copy' ROSS EDGELY, #1 bestselling author of The Art of Resilience and The World's Fittest Book'More fitness viewer..
A good reason to be bad...Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to make up for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip doesn't just fade away. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever ridden into town would undo everything she's..
The proof of her desire...Mathematician Della Clark just met the most gorgeous man on a plane. According to her calculations, the odds of meeting Mr. Perfectly Hot are approximately 1 in 285,000. Gabe Ross is an unexpected variable. Handsome, smart and unusually interested? Yes, Della has definitely..
A&E doctor Heather Cooper isn't looking for love. She's got her career and her daughter to keep her busy. But when she crosses paths with a daring firefighter, she's frightened by the strength of her emotions - she doesn't want another hero in her life.As a firefighter, Ross Tanner isn't afraid of d..
Former NBA star Alexander Barrett has slam dunked his career into second gear with the grand opening of his hot new gym in Boulder, Colorado. But his excitement is tempered when his estranged twin brother, MMA title holder Zachary "e;The Hammer"e; Barrett returns home from Thailand. Alex has..
';This anthology boasts three terrific tales of yuletide murder in coastal Mainesparkly writing and emotional depth.'Publishers Weekly (starred review) With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maineuntil murd..
In this moving, witty novel, author Maureen Leurck explores the intricacies and joys of renovation and rediscovery-as one woman's improvement project promises to transform much more than a home . . . People keep a house alive, not the other way around. Alex Proctor has seen the truth of this in ever..
This year in coastal Maine, it's a messy Christmasin three mystery novellas starring popular series sleuths! Fresh-baked desserts can warm even the frostiest Christmas in coastal Maine. But there's little room for holiday cheer when murder is the new seasonal tradition . . . Yule Log Murder by New..
For eleven seasons, she was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom.Before she was affectionately known to millions as "e;Mrs. C.,"e; Marion Ross began her career as a Paramount starlet who went on to appear in n..
If it wasn't for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek's life would be bliss. Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She's even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn. But, to this ex-reporter, so..
Early October is ';winding down' time in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but there's nothing relaxing about it for Julia Snowden. Between busloads of weekend leaf peepers at the Snowden Family Clambake and a gut renovation of the old mansion on Morrow Island, she's keeping it all together with a potentially..
Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI investigation into the case and Mississippi grand jury decision. By all accounts, it is the definit..
New York Times Bestseller: ';A relentless, terrifying thriller' from the award-winning author of The Ross Forgery (Dean Koontz). In Brooklyn, in a historic part of that shambled borough, the flailing iron ball of the wrecker's crane is at work. One of the few buildings still standing amid the rubbl..
?Golfers wanting to know the colourful stories behind names like Alcatraz, Biarritz, Cleopatra, Dell, Eden, Postage Stamp, and Redan can now turn to the only book ever devoted exclusively to the par-three hole. In Golfs Finest Par Threes Tony Roberts and Michael Bartlett have assembled what they cal..
A man reflects on family memoriesthat may or may not be truein this novel of ';sharply composed vignettes with a keen sense of timing and humor' (Publishers Weekly). Ben is an artist closing in on forty, and it's hard for him to be sure about the past. His parents are both dead, and his brother, wh..
The use of female sideline reporters is the fastest-growing new aspect of televised broadcasts of professional and college football. Names like Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews, and Andrea Kremer are now as well known as any of the men in the booth. In recent years women have been sports columnists and rep..
The dazzling, inimitable Molly Ivins is back, with her own personal Hall of Fame of Americas most amazing and outlandish politiciansthe wicked, the wise, the witty, and the witlessdrawn from more than twenty years of reporting on the folks who attempt to run our government (in some cases, into the g..
As perfect as the beads of a rosary.Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango StreetFresh, magical, beautiful, evocative says Lisa See, about this wonderful first novel by Alex Espinoza. Still Water Saints chronicles a momentous year in the life of Agua Mansa, a largely Latino town beyond the fr..
Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do. Alex and ..
More booze. More drugs. More sex.Welcome back to Wonderland... Alex thought he'd finally found the love of his life. But ever since saving his boyfriend Steven from a kidnapper, he's returned to his own warped version of a twelve-step program. Step one: Stock up on gin. Step two: Score some blow fro..
Part Four of the Suspenseful Five-Part E-Serial Novel!WIN, LOSE, OR DIE In the fourth electrifying installment of John Gilstrap's five-part novel, a desperate manhunt for two reckless lovers takes a dangerous turn-heading straight for a dead end . . .Nicki Janssen is no longer the innocent little gi..
Part Five of the Suspenseful Five-Part E-Serial Novel!Fasten Your SeatbeltsIn the explosive conclusion of John Gilstrap's five-part novel, the high-speed pursuit of two fugitive lovers kicks into overdrive--on the ultimate collison course with destiny . . . After plotting their escape, evading the p..
In the 1960s, Jewish music in America began to evolve. Traditional liturgical tunes developed into a blend of secular and sacred sound that became known in the 1980s as "e;American Nusach."e; Chief among these developments was the growth of feminist Jewish songwriting. In this lively study, ..
"e;You know from seeing it that Herzog was up to something strange in filming Heart of Glass. Now the mystery is clarified. Alan Greenberg peers into the heart of darkness of the great artist."e; --Roger Ebert "e;Mesmerizing . . . as poetic and mysterious as the film itself."e;--Jim..
No Time for Tears is a new kind of guide, rich with information and real-life stories, to help not only people struggling through grief due to the loss of a loved one but also those who counsel them. Psychotherapist Judy Heath draws on her experiences in private practice and in her own life, as well..
To raise it means you've won it, and to win it means you've survived an epic journey fraught with peril and untold adversity. The highly anticipated sequel to Raising Stanley has arrived. Ross Bernstein, the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, including The Code: Football's Unwritten Rule..
A garage sale fanatic searches for evidence to clear her cheating ex of murder in this cozy mystery series opener. Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah..
A covert ops specialist, a cyber-surveillance expert, and an unmatched international security and recovery pro. These are the men of Fortis. When money is no object, discretion is essential, and the police are not an option, the wealthy and powerful call on this trio of former government agents with..
Israeli crime fiction that';sets the bar high for subsequentNoir offerings. The genre is hot, Tel Aviv is exotic, and this volume is outstanding' (Library Journal, starred review). Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched with the summer '04 award-winn..
';This entry, with its high-quality stories from such genre masters as Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, outshines the typical all-original anthology.'Publishers Weekly In Akashic Books's acclaimed series of original noir anthologies, each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinc..
Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, Redd, Nikki-Michelle, and Erick S. Gray deliver the stories with their trademark flair..
Sister Alex Carter is seemingly a pillar of spiritual strength, working diligently in the ministry, trying to help everyone. But she has a secret, and as a result, she is unable to help herself. In fact, she is really a ticking time bomb.Although the one thing she wants more than anything else is to..