By Terry Pratchett
as soon as, in a gods-forsaken hellhole known as Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody strive against. Centuries later, each one species nonetheless perspectives the opposite with simmering animosity. in recent years, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest between Ankh-Morpork's extra diminutive citizens—a unstable scenario made a long way worse whilst the pint-size provocateur is chanced on bashed to dying . . . with a troll membership mendacity very easily within sight.
Commander Sam Vimes of town Watch knows the significance of fixing the Hamcrusher murder instantaneously. (Vimes's moment most-pressing accountability, in truth, subsequent to consistently being domestic at six p.m. sharp to learn Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) yet multiple corpse is looking forward to Vimes within the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine community being secretly excavated underneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the lethal puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and probably the entire approach to Koom Valley itself.
By Rose Lerner
IN FOR A PENNY not more ingesting. not more playing. and positively not more mistress. Now that he’s inherited a mountain of bills and accountability, Lord Nevinstoke has no selection yet to begin appearing decent. in particular if he desires to discover a wife—better but, a wealthy spouse. Penelope Brown, a producing heiress, turns out the proper selection. She’s beautiful, rational, ladylike, and seeking out a wedding in response to companionship and mutual esteem.IN FOR A POUND but if they really get to Nev’s relations property, the entire respectability and cause on the earth won’t be adequate to accommodate tenants at the fringe of rebel, a menacing neighbor, and Nev’s family’s propensity for scandal. beaten yet made up our minds to set issues correct, Nev and Penelope don't have any one to show to yet one another. And to their shock, that simply may be adequate.
By Sue Margolis
The acclaimed writer of unique Cyn unearths fertile floor for her depraved wit during this ferociously humorous new novel approximately infants, intercourse, celebrity...and bold thus far a gynecologist.Ruby (still unmarried at thirty-two) Silverman has made a reputation for herself at Les Sprogs, her particular child boutique the place trust-fund moms swaddle their babies within the most well liked clothier put on. yet all these bumps and babes can’t arrange Ruby for the bombshell her fifty-year-old mom drops on her: Ruby’s approximately to get…a child brother or sister! while Ruby recovers from the surprise of her mother’s being pregnant, she can’t support yet query her personal baby-making destiny. Is catering to big name mothers and cooing over her neighbors’ young children all she has to seem ahead to? Sam Epstien might passionately disagree. He’s the attractive Jewish gynecologist who has set his amorous attractions on her. quickly they’re heavily concerned, and lifestyles appears taking a look up for Ruby. until eventually she stumbles upon a shady baby-brokering enterprise which can erupt right into a significant scandal, derail her profession, and perhaps even strength her to toss the supposedly ideal guy out with the bathwater.
By Horacio Castellanos Moya
A high-octane paranoia deranges a author and fuels a deadly plan to come domestic to El Salvador.
Drinking means an excessive amount of and breaking apart along with his spouse, an exiled journalist in Mexico urban goals of returning domestic to El Salvador. yet is it rather a dream or a nightmare? while he comes to a decision to regard his liver ache with hypnosis, his few impulse-control mechanisms quickly dissolve. Hair-brained schemes, half-mad arguments, unraveling homicide plots, hysterical rants: every thing escalates at a maniacal speed, specially the loopy humor.
By Colin Cotterill
3 younger Laotian ladies have died of fencing sword wounds. each one of them had studied in a foreign country in an japanese bloc nation. ahead of he can whole his research, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia via an all-expenses-paid journey. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he's imprisoned, overwhelmed, and threatened with dying. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it really is contact and opt for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.
By Jesse Ball
Along with his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as certainly one of our such a lot notable new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting story of affection and storytelling, wish and identity.When Selah Morse sees a tender girl get hit via a dashing taxicab, he rushes her to the sanatorium. the lady has misplaced her reminiscence; she is delirious and has no id, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is published into his care, however the general practitioner fees him to maintain her unsleeping, and to aid her be mindful her previous. in the course of the lengthy evening, he tells her tales, inventing and inventing, attempting to catch up with to what may be actual, and hoping she's going to realize herself in a single of his stories. delivering up moments of natural perception and unforeseen, exuberant humor, the best way via doorways demonstrates Jesse Ball's nice artistry and reward for and narrative.
By Jennifer Crusie
New York Times bestselling novelist Jennifer Crusie combines fast paced banter, horny occasions, and unforgettable characters during this pleasant romance approximately reluctant enthusiasts who couldn’t be extra mistaken approximately being correct for every other.
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Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the largest tale of her profession. Alec Prentice is a central authority agent operating undercover to capture an elusive grifter. once they meet unintentionally, it’s a case of flawed identities at the beginning sight. What they don’t mistake is the moment appeal they've got for every different, an allure they’ll do every thing of their strength to resist—because Dennie thinks that Alec is operating interference for her interview topic, and Alec suspects that Dennie is associated with his swindler. because the confusion grows, so do their emotions for every different, and what starts as a romantic comedy of mistakes may result in the affection affair of a life-time.
By Terry Pratchett
The Ghost within the bone-white masks who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera condominium used to be regularly thought of a benign presence—some may even say lucky—until he began killing humans. The unexpected rash of unusual behind the curtain deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of nation woman Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the abundant physique and ampler voice.
Perdita's anticipated to conceal within the refrain and sing arias out loud whereas a extra petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. yet a minimum of it is an get away from scheming Nanny Ogg and outdated Granny Weatherwax again domestic, who wish her to hitch their witchy ranks. as soon as Granny units her brain on anything, even if, it really is difficult—and frequently hazardous—to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend goes to maintain a couple of decided hags down at the farm after they have visible Ankh-Morpork.
By Siri Mitchell
Within the small Puritan neighborhood of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips stands proud either for her personality and wonder. She wishes just a basic existence yet quickly unearths herself pursued by way of the town's wealthiest bachelor and through a roguish army captain despatched to guard them. One isn't what he turns out and one is greater than he turns out. In attempting to become aware of precise love's course, Susannah is helped by means of the main not likely of allies, a wounded girl who lives invisible and neglected of their city. because the intensity, ardour, and sacrifice of affection is printed to Susannah, she starts to query the foundations and laws of her formative years religion. In a neighborhood the place grace is unknown, what cost will she pay for embracing love?