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Detective

To the Memory of Stephen L (Steve) Vinson Sometime Detective-Sergeant (Homicide) Miami Police Department Adviser and Good Friend Who died, at age fifty-two, shortly before completion of this bookthe s...

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying was published by Gollancz on 20 April 1936. Three thousand copies were run off, of which 2,194 were sold; most of the remainder were lost as the result of an air-raid. It wa...

Runway Zero-Eight

STEADY RAIN slanting through the harsh glare of its headlights, the taxicab swung into the approach to Winnipeg Airport, screeched protestingly round the asphalt curve and, braking hard, came to a spr...

Cannery Row

who knows why or shouldThe people, places and events in this book are, of course, fictitious and fabrications.Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of li...

The Children of Húrin

It is undeniable that there are a very great many readers of The Lord of the Rings for whom the legends of the Elder Days (as previously published in varying forms in The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tale...

The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel #1)

If only the Countess of Liverpool hadn’t been such an admirer of aquatic creatures, perhaps things would have turned out differently.Perhaps no one would have witnessed the events of the thirteenth of...

The Moneychangers

If thou art rich, thou’rt poor; For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, Thou bear’st thy heavy riches but a journey, And death unloads thee.Poul-cank’ring rust the hidden treasure frets, But gol...

The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2)

THE CAT AND THE HORNBEAM TREESWill tugged at his mother’s hand and said, “Come on, come on . . . ”But his mother hung back. She was still afraid. Will looked up and down the narrow street in the eveni...

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels #2)

There were benefits to being the second son.Indeed, if there was one truth in society it was this: Rake, rogue, or scoundrel—an heir required reformation. He could wreak his havoc, sow his wild oats, ...

A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1)

The eight of diamonds ruined him.If it had been the six, he might have saved himself. If it had been the seven, he would have walked away with triple his holdings.But it was the eight.The young Marque...

1984

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors ...