Category: Novellas

  • Download E-books The White Trilogy: A White Arrest, Taming the Alien, and The McDead PDF

    Two tricky, getting older police officers tackle London’s thugs, killers, and mobsters in Ken Bruen’s hard-as-nails White Trilogy

    At sixty-two, leader Inspector Roberts is sort of too outdated to be a cop, yet he makes up for his age with a ferocity that the more youthful detectives can't fit. After 4 many years at the strength, he has a daughter who hates him, a spouse who cheats, and a checking account that grows emptier each year. yet on London’s darker streets, Roberts is a strength to be reckoned with.
    With his associate, the gleefully brutal Detective Sergeant Brant, Roberts appears to be like for each policeman’s dream: the White Arrest, a high-profile good fortune that makes up for all their prior disasters. In A White Arrest, their objective is a bat-wielding lunatic who knocks off drug purchasers. In Taming the Alien, they hunt a mysterious hit guy who earned his nickname via engaging in successful whereas looking at Ridley Scott’s sci-fi vintage. And in The McDead, Roberts and Brant set their attractions on a crafty kingpin ruling London’s southeast aspect. Gripping and gritty, Ken Bruen’s White Trilogy is an unforgettable noir portrait of London’s seedy underworld.
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  • Download E-books The Awakening and Other Stories (Modern Library) PDF

    By Kate Chopin

    The Awakening stunned turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its remedy of intercourse and suicide. In a departure from literary conference, Kate Chopin did not condemn her heroine's wish for an affair with the son of a Louisiana inn proprietor, whom she meets on holiday. the ability of sensuality, the fantasy of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trimmings of heart- and upper-class conference are the subjects of this now-classic novel.

    The ebook used to be prompted by way of French writers starting from Flaubert to Maupassant, and will be obvious as a precursor of the impressionistic, mood-driven novels of Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes.

    Variously known as 'vulgar,' 'unhealthily introspective,' and 'morbid,' the booklet used to be ignored for a number of many years, no longer least since it used to be written by way of a 'regional' girl author.

    This variation additionally contains chosen tales from Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk and A evening in Acadie, and an advent and notes by means of Nina Baym.
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  • Download E-books Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series (The Selection Novella) PDF

    By Kiera Cass

    Meet Prince Maxon prior to he fell in love with the United States, and a lady named Amberly earlier than she turned queen. See the choice throughout the eyes of a defend who watched his old flame waft away and a lady who fell for a boy who wasn’t the prince. this beautiful assortment gains 4 novellas from the alluring international of Kiera Cass’s no 1 New York instances bestselling choice series—two of which seem right here in print for the 1st time—as good as particular, never-before-seen bonus content.

    This sequence better half is a must have for any choice fan, and includes:

    • The Prince
    • The Guard
    • The Queen (in print for the 1st time)
    • The Favorite (in print for the 1st time)
    • specific new scenes from The choice, The Elite, and The One
    • Introductions to every novella from Kiera Cass
    • A map of Illéa and different illustrations
    • And more!
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  • Download E-books Transgressions: Ten Brand-New Novellas PDF

    By Lawrence Block, Ed McBain

    Forge Books is proud to provide an awesome number of novellas, compiled through manhattan occasions bestselling writer Ed McBain. Transgressions is a vital vintage of never-before-published stories from latest best possible novelists. Faeturing:

    "Walking round funds" by way of Donald E. Westlake: The grasp of the comedian secret is again with an all-new novella that includes hapless criminal John Dortmunder, who will get enthusiastic about against the law that supposedly nobody will ever recognize occurred. certainly, whilst whatever it too reliable to be actual, it can be, and Dortmunder goes to resolve this caper sooner than he is left retaining the bag.

    "Hostages" by way of Anne Perry: The bestselling ancient secret writer has written a story of lovely but nonetheless savage eire at the present time. of their everlasting fight for freedom, there's approximately to be a altering of the protect within the Irish Republican military. but for a few, outdated habits-and honor-still die challenging, even at gunpoint.

    "The Corn Maiden" via Joyce Carol Oates: while a fourteen-year-old woman is kidnapped in a small manhattan city, the crime begins a spiral of destruction and melancholy as merely this grasp of mental suspense may perhaps write it.

    "Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at huge: jogging the road" by means of Walter Mosley: Felix Orlean is a brand new York urban journalism scholar who wishes a role to hide his hire. An advert within the paper leads him to Archibald Lawless, and a descent right into a shadow international the place not anyone and not anything is because it first seems.

    "The Resurrection guy" by way of Sharyn McCrumb": in the course of America's first century, medical professionals used any potential essential to increase their craft-including dissecting corpses. Sharyn McCrumb brings the South of the 1850s to existence during this tale of a guy who's assigned to dig up our bodies to aid those who are nonetheless alive.

    "Merely Hate" by way of Ed McBain: whilst a string of Muslim cabdrivers are killed, and the proof issues to a different ethnic crew, the detectives of the 87th Precinct needs to search out a killer ahead of town explodes in violence.

    "The issues They Left at the back of" through Stephen King: within the wake of the worst catastrophe on American soil, one guy is coming to phrases with the aftermath of the dual Towers-when he starts discovering the issues they left behind.

    "The Ransome ladies" via John Farris: a tender and gorgeous ravenous artist is calling to trap a holiday whilst her idol, the reclusive portraitist John Ransome bargains her a profitable year-long modeling agreement. yet how lengthy will her pleasure final while she discovers the destiny shared via all Ransome's prior topics?

    "Forever" through Jeffery Deaver: Talbot Simms is an strange cop-he's a statistician with the Westbrook County Sheriff division. whilst filthy rich within the county dedicate suicide one correct after the opposite, he thinks that it's not suicide-it's homicide, and he will locate how who used to be at the back of it, and the way the did it.

    "Keller's Adjustment" via Lawrence Block: Everyone's favourite hit guy is again in MWA Grand grasp Lawrence Block's novella, the place the philosophical Keller bargains out philosophy and homicide on a meandering street journey from one finish of the the United States to the other.

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  • Download E-books Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Friendship (Phoenix Fiction) PDF

    By Thomas Bernhard

    It is 1967, in a Viennese sanatorium. In separate wards: the narrator named Thomas Bernhard, is troubled with a lung disease; his pal Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is pain fom considered one of his periodic bouts of insanity. Bernhard lines the expansion of an extreme friendship among eccentric, obsessive males who percentage a keenness for tune, an odd humorousness, brutal honesty, and a disgust for bourgeois Vienna.

    "[Wittgenstein's Nephew is] a meditative fugue for mad, extraordinary voices at the subject matters of demise, death-in-life and the artist's and thinker's function in society . . . oddly relocating and humorous on the comparable time."—Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune

    "Mr. Bernhard's memoir approximately Paul Wittgenstein is a 'confession and a to blame homage to their friendship; it takes where of the graveside speech he by no means brought. In its obsessive, stylish rhythms and narrative eloquence, it resembles a sad aria through Richard Strauss. . . . it is a memento mori that ways genius.'"—Richard Locke, Wall road Journal
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  • Download E-books The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg PDF

    A mysterious stranger descends at the small city of Hadleyburg to coach its deceitful citizens a lesson.

    "Why, you easy creatures, the weakest of all susceptible issues is a advantage which has now not been demonstrated within the fire."

    Written on lodge desk bound whereas in Europe at the run from American collectors, quickly after the demise of a daughter, the fellow That Corrupted Handleyburg is usually mentioned as a piece of sour cynicism—a assertion on the US, to a couple, at the Dreyfus Case, to others—created by way of a weary writer on the finish of his profession.

    one other appreciation, notwithstanding, is that it really is, easily, Mark Twain at his top. the tale of a mysterious stranger who orchestrates a fraud embarrassing the hypocritical electorate of "incorruptible" Hadleyburg. The novella is a very crafted paintings intertwining a devious and suspenseful plot with a few of the wittiest discussion Twain ever wrote. and prefer the main masterful literature, it subverts any thought of straightforward end: is Hadleyburg ruined, or liberated? Is the mysterious stranger devil, or a hero? is that this a ebook of revenge, or redemption? something is apparent: This impressive novella is a posh and compassionate attention of the human personality via a grasp on the top of his shape.

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  • Download E-books Alien Velocity PDF

    Charlie Thorpe-Campbell is the best RAMrunner the area has ever noticeable - and he is familiar with it. at the verge of retirement from the game, he's protecting his identify as champion of the once a year orbital race one ultimate time whilst he is all at once hurtling away into deep area.

    Charlie's unscheduled voyage via a wormhole ends with a crashlanding on a most original planet, with ratings of spacecraft from all corners of the universe in orbit. looking support, he heads towards what seems to be civilization, blind to the horrors watching for him there....

    Once contained in the nice, orbcovered urban, Charlie is thrust into intergalactic festival by way of a bloodthirsty alien race. whilst he discovers he can use his specified skills to save lots of not just himself, however the complete galaxy, will he stand up to the problem - or run from it?

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