Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - this work is a black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.
December 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Las hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.
The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and oe woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He's superbly gofted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at offs with Sergeant Dudley Smith -- Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls - comrades, rivals, lovers, histort's pawns.
It's 1945: a German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.
In the Tokyo suburbs four women work the draining graveyard shift at a boxed-lunch factory. Burdened with chores and heavy debts and isolated from husbands and children, they all secretly dream of a way out of their dead-end lives.
Offers a story of the dark secrets behind Kennedy's election and assassination, the Bay of Pigs, and the roles of the underworld, the CIA, Howard Hughes, Hoover, and three renegade law-enforcement officers.
A German businessman is the third to die: murdered in a seaside guesthouse. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe, and warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next.
Former hit man, Gerry Fegan, is in New York, hiding from a past he escaped at a terrible cost. But he has made a fatal mistake; he spared the life of Bull O'Kane, a ruthless man who will stop at nothing to get his revenge on those who were present at a devastating attack at his farm house.
James Ellroy is acknowledged as one of America's greatest writers. As well as his novels, he is a regular contributor to "GQ" magazine in the States. This collection contains sixteen of these pieces, both autobiographical and crime reportage as well as a novella: "Hollywood Fuck Pad."
Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles's seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder
@00000327@#1 @00000373@NEW YORK TIMES @00000155@BESTSELLER @00000133@@00000041@bull; @00000327@Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from @00000041@ldquo;a superb craftsman of suspense@00000041@rdquo; (@00000373@Entertainment Weekly@00000155@).@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn@00000065@t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, @00000373@What@00000065@s one extra day?@00000155@ He takes the detour.@00000341@@00000341@ At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they@00000065@re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It@00000065@s a strange place, but it@00000065@s all there is.@00000341@@00000341@ The next morning, in the city clerk@00000065@s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He@00000065@s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He@00000065@s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, @00000373@Was he ever there in the first place?@00000341@@00000155@@00000341@ @00000373@ @00000155@As Reacher explores his father@00000065@s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.@00000341@@00000341@ @00000327@Don@00000065@t miss a sneak peek of Lee Child@00000065@s novel @00000373@Blue Moon@00000155@ in the back of the book.@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@@00000327@Praise for @00000373@Past Tense@00000341@@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@The New York Times Book Review@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;[Lee Child]@00000373@ @00000155@shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase @00000373@moral compass @00000155@was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@The Atlantic@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character@00000065@s roots, and Child@00000065@s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Publishers Weekly@00000155@ (boxed and starred review)@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Booklist @00000155@(starred review)@00000133@@00000341@@00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@Library Journal@00000155@ (starred review)@00000133@
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family
In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation. [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.-- Booklist (starred review) Claire Wright is desperate. A British drama student in New York without a green card, she takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pickup in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands. But then the game changes. When one of her targets becomes the suspect in a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting chops to lure him into a confession. From the start, she questions the part shes being asked to play: Is Patrick Fogler a killer? Or is there more to this setup than shes being told? Claire will soon realize she is playing the deadliest role of her life. Praise for Believe Me For readers who enjoyed the paranoia factor in A. J. Finns The Woman in the Window or the unreliable narrator of Paula Hawkinss The Girl on the Train . -- Library Journal Produces a bobsled runs worth of twists. -- Publishers Weekly An intense, stylish psychological thriller. -- Good Housekeeping A dark and haunting thriller . . . A superb evocation of conflicted emotions, this never lets you guess whats coming next. -- Daily Mail I so enjoyed it--what a twisty, exciting read. --Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me
Some cases aren't as cold as you'd think Kurt Wallander's life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman.
As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman's killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda. But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past.
A treat for fans and new readers alike, this is a never before published Kurt Wallander novella
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In this title, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre.
Paris, August 23rd, 1572. Three wars of religion have turned Paris into a fetid cauldron of hatred, intrigue and corruption. The Royal Wedding, intended to heal the wounds, has served only to further poison the fanatics of either creed. But Carla could not have known that when she accepted an invitation to the ceremony.
Tim Willocks is a novelist, screenwriter and producer. Translated into twenty languages, his novels include The Religion, Bad City Blues, Green River Rising and Twelve Children of Paris. He has worked with major Hollywood directors, dined at the White House and holds a black belt in Shotokan karate.
'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.
'You start to die the moment you are born.' This book takes Bond from Harlem to Jamaica in a frenzied hunt for the deadly gangster Mr Big and his macabre network of associates.
If you enjoyed Cat Person, this is for you' Evening Standard The truth was that if a woman bit a man in an office environment, there would be a strong assumption that the man had done something to deserve it . . .
From the creator of Cat Person - the first short story to go viral - comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive collection about sex, dating and modern life. These are stories of women's lives now. They also happen to be horror stories. In some, women endure the horror. In others, they inflict it.
Here are women at work, at home, on dates, at the doctor's, with their families and with their friends. Here are women grappling with desire, punishment, guilt and anger. These are stories that make you feel fascinated but repelled, scared but delighted, revolted but aroused.
You Know You Want This shows why Kristen Roupenian is the most audacious new voice in American fiction. Funny, furious, sly and explicit, she takes a long, hard look at the messed-up power dynamic between men and women - and messes it up some more.
'You know you want to read this collection by the author of the viral short story Cat Person -One story in particular, The Good Guy, is chillingly accurate.' ELLE ELLE ONE TO WATCH