Elgin Collier, AKA Gillian Shelby, is the world's most popular women's erotica author. She has wealth, success and now apparently a stalker who may already have committed murder. Sheila Forbes, Elgin 's publisher and best friend hires Campbell Harm, head of Harm's Way Security to protect her and find the stalker. It's hate at first sight for these strong-willed, independent people. He thinks she's a "pornographer" and she thinks he's a "knuckle-dragging Neanderthal." Sparks fly from their first meeting.
En esta novela, que fue calificada como verdadera suma antropológica de un posible futuro, Stewart narra con admirable verosimilitud y una minuciosa precisión —donde la ciencia aparece a veces en breves intermedios de insólito y poético dramatismo— la historia de una colonia humana en una Tierra de pronto casi desierta. El mundo antiguo carece de significado, es un mundo mítico que inspira nuevas cosmogonías: y sin embargo, aunque las generaciones pasan, “la tierra permanece”.
»… und die Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika wird hiermit ihres Amtes enthoben …«
Dies war die Botschaft, die ein paar Stunden vor dem unabwendbaren Ende die Welt erschütterte.
Die Viruspest raffte neunundneunzig Prozent aller Menschen hinweg. Die wenigen, welche die Weltkatatastrophe und den Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation überlebten, unternahmen den verzweifelten Versuch, zu retten, was zu retten war.
Der vorliegende Roman erschien erstmals 1950 in England. Er wurde vom Science Fiction-Buchclub zum Buch des Jahres erwählt und erhielt kurz darauf den internationalen Fantasy-Preis. Inzwischen wurde der Roman in England viermal neu aufgelegt und in fast alle Weltsprachen übersetzt.
Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. Beginning in the United States in the 1940s, it deals with Isherwood “Ish” Williams, Emma, and the community they founded. The survivors live off the remains of the old world, while learning to adapt to the new. Along the way they are forced to make tough decisions and choose what kind of civilization they will rebuild.
Earth Abides won the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951. It was included in Locus Magazine’s list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and was a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall of Fame. In November 1950, it was adapted for the CBS radio program Escape as a two-part drama starring John Dehner.
The book earned much praise from James Sallis, writing in the Boston Globe:
This is a book, mind you, that I’d place not only among the greatest science fiction but among our very best novels. Each time I read it, I’m profoundly affected, affected in a way only the greatest art—Ulysses, Matisse or Beethoven symphonies, say—affects me. Epic in sweep, centering on the person of Isherwood Williams, Earth Abides proves a kind of antihistory, relating the story of humankind backwards, from ever-more-abstract civilization to stone-age primitivism. Everything passes—everything. Writers’ reputations. The ripe experience of a book in which we find ourselves immersed. Star systems, worlds, states, individual lives. Humankind. Few of us get to read our own eulogies, but here is mankind’s. Making Earth Abides a novel for which words like elegiac and transcendent come easily to mind, a novel bearing, in critic Adam-Troy Castro’s words, “a great dark beauty.”
In the wake of his wife's murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI – and everything else – to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister's wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isn't interested in finding love again, Grady can't ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton.
Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St. Dennis is the best decision she's ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. She's made friends, has a home she loves, and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind. The last thing she's looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when Vanessa's past catches up with her, Grady finds that he's unwilling to let her become a victim again. As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesn't always have to hurt.
After Ann Nolan, a California beat cop, adopts the daughter of a notorious drug dealer, the ruthless father vows to take back his only child. In response, Ann flees across the country, changes her name, and starts a new life as an investigator for the Mercy Street Foundation, the billionaire-endowed organization dedicated to finding missing persons. As Emme Caldwell, she takes the lead on the Foundation's first case: Nineteen-year-old Belinda Hudson disappeared from her sorority house leaving behind only one cryptic clue. Retracing the vanished student's steps leads Emme to Heaven's Gate, a fertility clinic, and the mysterious Donor 1735.
Belinda's legal guardian, Nick Perone, is determined to shadow Emme's every move as she searches for his niece. But the closer Emme gets to Donor 1735 and the chilling truth, the more apparent it becomes that she's escaped one dangerous man only to run head-on into another-one who's far more determined and every bit as deadly.
TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL
Two children who mysteriously disappeared twenty-one years ago are the last thing on Lorna Temple's mind when she returns to her Pennsylvania hometown to sell the old family property in the wake of her parents' passing. But instead of memories, the fields where Lorna grew up yield something utterly chilling.
All those years ago, when nine-year-old Melinda Eagan vanished on her birthday, her foulmouthed older brother, Jason, quickly became the lone suspect. Yet when he went missing, too, the case turned cold. But Jason, it seems, never got far: His bones have been moldering on the Temples ' land for two decades. As far as the local police are concerned, the book is closed on Melinda's murder-and Jason's death is justice served. But Lorna refuses to let the dead rest uneasily. She turns to private eye T. J. Dawson to dig up the dirt of the past and see what lies beneath. Only there's someone out there who hasn't forgotten-and who won't be the least bit forgiving about being exposed as a killer.
In matters of crime, there are many versions of the truth.
THE TRUTH WON'T STAY BURIED.
News that the body of a recently murdered prostitute – stabbed repeatedly and dumped on Georgia 's Shelter Island – has been identified as Shannon Randall stuns the FBI, particularly special agent Dorsey Collins. Twenty-four years ago, nineteen-year-old Eric Louis Beale was convicted and later executed for Shannon 's murder – and the agent in charge of the case was Dorsey's father. Now Dorsey is determined to find out where her father's investigation went wrong, what part he played in the death of an innocent man, and where Shannon has been all this time.
The heat is on FBI special agent Andrew Shields to discover what happened to Shannon on that night decades ago – to find out who killed her and why. Dorsey shadows Andrew's every investigative move, hoping to redeem her father's reputation and capture a cunning killer. Together, Dorsey and Andrew unravel a shocking mystery that will shatter one family and rock an entire town.
THIS KILLER TAKES THEIR BREATH AWAY.
A nine-year veteran of the FBI, special agent Mia Shields thinks she's seen it all. But nothing prepares her for the terror that descends upon the idyllic bayside community of St. Dennis, on Maryland 's Eastern Shore, where a depraved killer has left a grisly surprise for Chief of Police Gabriel Beck: the body of an unidentified woman, naked and completely encased in plastic wrap, stretched across the back-seat of Beck's car. Hidden in the wrapping is a tape recording of the victim's last, gasping words, terrifying evidence of the horror endured at the hands of a madman. Soon the body count begins to rise as more victims are found, all gruesomely cocooned, their final pleas also captured on tape.
Determined to catch the sadistic killer, Beck and Mia team up and set a trap – with Mia as bait. But their prey is closer than they ever could have imagined. Now Beck must race against time to save Mia from becoming the next victim of a serial killer as elusive as he is evil.
Cassie Burke fue apuñalada y toda su familia asesinada en la pequeña ciudad de Bowers Inlet veintiséis años atrás. La policía cree que atraparon al hombre responsable de las muertes, pero nunca al hombre que comenzó a estrangular mujeres poco después.
Conocido como el Estrangulador de Bayside, mató a trece mujeres antes de desaparecer. Hoy, Cassie es una detective en el pequeño cuerpo de policía de Bowers Inlet. Ella y el jefe de policía Craig Denver no están preparados para el horror que está a punto de desatarse en la ciudad cuando el Estrangulador de Bayside vuelve con una venganza.
La escritora de crímenes verdaderos Regan Landry todavía repasa los archivos de su padre recientemente asesinado cuando descubre viejos mensajes que dicen ser del Estrangulador. Regan se pone en contacto con el FBI, quiénes envían al agente Rick Cisco a Bowers Inlet para ayudar a Cassie en la investigación. Para Cassie, la vuelta del asesino le trae horrorosos recuerdos, pero aquellos recuerdos pueden ser capaces de revelar la verdad.
A strange terror coiled in the shadows behind the brooding elegance of the huge chateau. It lay there like some dark and twisted thing – waiting, watching, ready to strike. Was it only chance encounter than had brought Linda Martin to Chateau Valmy? Or was it something planned? The lovely young English governess did not know. She only knew something was wrong and that she was afraid. Now she could not even trust the man she loved. For Raoul Valmy was one of them – linked by blood and name to the dark secrets of the Valmy past.
"A wonderful hue and cry story… a Mona Lisa tale that beckons you on while suspense builds up." – Boston Herald