Category: Novellas

  • Download E-books The Murder of Halland PDF

    By Pia Juul

    When Halland is located murdered virtually correct open air his door, his widow, Bess, is naturally the best suspect. She isn't really nervous approximately that, although, yet concerning the daughter she deserted years in the past. because the police examine, the marginally cantankerous Bess as an alternative follows a path of her personal regrets and misapprehensions.

    Atmospheric and haunted by means of the uncanny, The homicide of Halland is something yet your regular whodunnit. It gained Denmark's most crucial literary prize, Den Danske Banks Litteraturpris, and its English translation was once longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize.

    Pia Juul has released 5 books of poetry, brief tale collections and novels.

    Martin Aitken is a translator dwelling in rural Denmark.

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  • Download E-books Beyond the Door PDF

    By Jeffrey Thomas

    From the wildly imaginitive storyteller in the back of Punktown and different unusual worlds, comes the novella past THE DOOR.

    Two strangers meet in a teach station, and start swapping stories—stories that eerily interweave, and develop progressively more traumatic and weird. The headless undead, a grotesque flea circus, flesh-eating bugs, and a menacing apartment that won’t remain placed. those are only the various stories that might display as a lot in regards to the teller as they do the mysteries at the back of that frayed curtain we name reality.

    BEYOND THE DOOR is a narrative approximately how we hook up with each other via storytelling—and tantalize ourselves with the unknown.
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  • Download E-books Julip: A Novel PDF

    By Jim Harrison

    In 3 novellas, Jim Harrison takes us on an American trip as he leads us during the wondrous panorama of the human center. "Julip" follows a vibrant and ingenious younger lady as she attempts to spring her brother from a Florida jail—he shot 3 of her former fans "below the belt." "The Seven-Ounce guy" keeps the picaresque adventures of Brown puppy, a Michigan scoundrel who likes to devour, drink, and chase girls, all whereas crusing alongside within the backside 10 percentage. "The Beige Dolorosa" is the haunting story of an instructional who, getting better from the repercussions of a sexual harassment scandal, turns to the wildlife for solace. In each one of those tales, the impossible to resist pull of nature turns into an impressive backdrop for exploring the hardest questions on lifestyles and love.
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  • Download E-books The Devil You Know PDF

    The maximum thinker of all time is delivering to promote his soul to the satan. All he wishes is twenty extra years to accomplish his life’s paintings. After that, he quite doesn’t care.

    But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, as the thinker is Saloninus–the maximum thinker, convinced, but additionally the best liar, trickster and cheat the realm has but recognized; this type of guy even the daddy of Lies can’t trust.

    He’s possibly as much as whatever; yet what?

    "Parker generates a good measure of suspense... an finished performance." -- Gary okay. Wolfe (for Locus Magazine)

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  • Download E-books Dead Aim PDF

    By Joe R. Lansdale

    Useless target marks the continually welcome go back of Joe R. Lansdale s such a lot enduring fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. the result's a spare, fantastically crafted novella during which Lansdale s detailed voice and inimitable narrative presents are on full--and generous--display.

    The tale starts off barely enough whilst the 2 conform to supply security for a girl burdened through her violent, soon-to-be-ex husband. yet, as readers of this sequence will already be aware of, occasions within the lives of Hap and Leonard infrequently remain easy for lengthy. while a prolonged stakeout leads to a deadly capturing and a couple of moldering corpses occur in an differently abandoned trailer, the character of this 'routine' project adjustments dramatically. the consequent research finds a posh net of lies, duplicity, and hidden agendas that leads from an upscale Texas legislation company to the realm of geared up crime, culminating within the form of explosive, anything-can-happen disagreement that basically Joe Lansdale may well create. Violent, profane, and sometimes raucously humorous, useless goal is a tautly written, highly exciting mystery and a triumph of the storyteller s artwork.
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  • Download E-books Once Upon a Star PDF

    By Nora Roberts, Ruth Ryan Langan, Jill Gregory, Marianne Willman

    4 all-new tales of romance, ardour, and magic...

    Ever After by way of Nora Roberts

    Catch a Falling Star by means of Jill Gregory

    The Curse of chateau Clough by way of Ruth Ryan Langan

    Starry, Starry Night by means of Marianne Willman
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  • Download E-books The Kreutzer Sonata Variations: Lev Tolstoy's Novella and Counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy PDF

    A paintings unparalleled in international literature, this precise quantity includes a new translation of Lev Tolstoy’s debatable novella The Kreutzer Sonata, which used to be firstly banned by way of Russian censors. additionally, to be had to English readers for the 1st time is an engaging and formerly missed constellation of counterstories written through the author’s spouse and son in direct reaction to Tolstoy’s provocative story, each one a passionate try and undo the message of the unique paintings. those considerably conflicting stories, observed via excerpts from relations letters, diaries, notes, and memoirs, offer readers with a vibrant and hugely revealing case examine of the strong disputes relating sexuality and gender roles that erupted in the cultural context of late-nineteenth-century Russian, in addition to eu, society.
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  • Download E-books Analog Science Fiction and Fact (December 2010) PDF

    Released in view that 1930, Analog technology Fiction and truth is without doubt one of the such a lot enduring and well known magazines of technological know-how fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on lifelike tales that replicate excessive criteria of clinical accuracy, mind's eye, and energetic articles approximately present study at the frontiers of genuine technology. A recurrent subject matter in either fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human influence of technology and expertise.
    The December factor back deals an strange mixture of a narrative and a heavily linked truth article. the tale is Shane Tourtellotte’s “The guy from Downstream,” a few time tourist who does what he does for an strange cause, after which faces an unforeseen problem approximately what to do subsequent. the very fact article is Tourtellotte’s “Tips for the price range Time-Traveler,” which takes a quantitative examine a few of the very sensible difficulties this kind of traveller may necessarily face.
    Also a number of tales which are elements of sequence —Christopher L. Bennett’s “Home Is the place the Hub Is,” and Brian C. Coad’s “A Placebo Effect,” during which long-suffering patent legal professional Wally Mason is quickly coaxed out of retirement—as good as a few that aren’t. a type of, H. G. Stratmann’s “Primum Non Nocere,” may possibly simply be thought of a seasonal detailed, in a sneaky kind of way—though it might even be thought of a number of different issues, too.
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