By Ken Goddard
A ruthless and expertly proficient agreement killer is on task in Nevada's distant barren region nationwide natural world Range...and he intentionally units in movement a chain of possible unconnected occasions that might quickly try the abilities of Gil Grissom and his crew of CSIs -- Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, Warrick Brown, Sara Sidle, and Greg Sanders -- to their restrict. For all isn't really because it looks during this federal shelter, as legislations enforcement and lawbreakers alike are fast stuck up in a growing to be crime scene that ends up in a dangerous video game of one-upmanship....
By Geoff Tibballs
A funny choice of hundreds and hundreds of humorous information tales, whacky phenomena, and hilarious mistakes and gaffes from all over the world, comparable to: the girl who smuggled seventy five stay snakes in her bra; the fellow who held a funeral for his amputated foot; the radioactive cat which bought improper for a bomb; the human tongue that bought served up in a health center; the X-ray that exposed E.T.'s face in a duck; the adolescence who woke to discover a bullet in his tongue; the tortoise that set a home on hearth; and plenty of extra
By Kate Racculia
A surprising dying, a never-mailed postcard, and a longburied mystery set the level for a luminous and heartbreakingly actual novel approximately misplaced souls discovering one anotherThe Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, ny, is domestic to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, loners and self-declared outcasts who've shaped a superbly insular family: the 2 of them and the three eclectic boarders dwelling of their residence. yet their small, quiet existence is upended while Arthur Rook indicates up in the course of a fearful breakdown, devastated via the demise of his spouse, sporting a purple shoe field containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and preserving a postcard from 16 years in the past, addressed to Mona yet by no means despatched. Slowly the contents of the field start to healthy jointly to inform a story—one of a strong friendship, a misplaced love, and a mystery that, if published, may possibly switch every little thing that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur be aware of to be actual. or perhaps the tales the field tells and the truths it brings to existence will train everybody approximately love—how deeply it runs, how robust it makes us, and the way even if all turns out misplaced, how tightly it brings us jointly. With emotional accuracy and nice strength, This has to be where introduces memorable, captivating characters that refuse to be forgotten.
By Christopher Moore
Simply why do humpback whales sing? that is the query that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his staff poking, charting, recording, and photographing very substantial, rainy, grey marine mammals. till the intense day whilst a whale lifts its tail into the air to show a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: chunk me. difficulty is, Nate's commencing to ponder whether he hasn't spent a bit of an excessive amount of time within the solar. 'Cause nobody else on his crew observed something -- now not his longtime associate, Clay Demodocus; now not their saucy younger learn assistant; now not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (n? Preston Applebaum). yet later, whilst a roll of movie returns from the lab lacking the an important tail shot -- and his study facility is trashed -- Nate realizes whatever very fishy certainly is occurring. by means of turns witty, irreverent, interesting, perplexing, and extraordinary, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous most sensible.
By Ann B. Ross
Readers love pass over Julia, the right kind woman of a definite age with a spine of iron and excellent metal Magnolia poise, let alone the sharpest tongue south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In leave out Julia Throws a marriage, we discover her feeling a bit wistful while Hazel Marie, as soon as her overdue husband's paramour and now her ally, prepares to maneuver out and reside in sin with that marriage-shy Mr. Pickens. all at once, to overlook Julia's pride, a marriage is within the offing: good-looking Deputy Coleman Bates and legal professional Binkie Enloe announce their plans to run all the way down to the courthouse and tie the knot. yet pass over Julia insists they've got a true marriage ceremony and vows to make it ensue. whilst a lacking preacher, a crowd of uninvited site visitors, and a queasy bride threaten the satisfied occasion, omit Julia is there to revive order, confirming her timeless motto: if you'd like anything performed correct, you'll want to do it your self!
By Guy Wetmore Carryl
Wetmore wrote a few funny parodies of Grimm's Fairy stories, akin to “How Little crimson driving Hood got here To Be Eaten” and “How reasonable Cinderella Disposed of Her Shoe.” His funny poems often ended with a pun at the phrases utilized in the ethical of the story.
You are just absurd if you get within the curd,
But you’re impolite in the event you get within the whey.
—from “The Embarrassing Episode of Little leave out Muffet”
By Simon Kövesi
By Ari Marmell
Corvis Rebaine, the fear of the East, a guy as fast with a quip as he's with a blade, returns during this hugely expected sequel to Ari Marmell’s acclaimed The Conqueror’s Shadow, a debut hailed for its fresh tackle darkish fable and amazing flashes of sharp, sarcastic wit. Now Marmell increases the stakes in a narrative that has the entire humor and pleasure of its predecessor, plus a terrifying new villain so evil that he could be a fit for Rebaine himself.
For let’s no longer put out of your mind how Corvis Rebaine got here by means of the captivating nickname “Terror of the East.” definitely nobody else has forgotten. Corvis Rebaine is not any hero. In his trademark swimsuit of black armor and skull-like helm, armed with a demon-forged awl, in charge of a demonic slave, and with allies that come with a bloodthirsty ogre, Rebaine has two times introduced loss of life and destruction to Imphallion in pursuit of a higher, extra equitable and simply society. If he needed to kill numerous innocents on the way to in achieving that dream, so be it.
At least that was once the previous Rebaine. ahead of he slew the mad warlord Audriss. sooner than he banished the demon Khanda. earlier than he misplaced his spouse and youngsters, who couldn't forgive or disregard his violent crimes. Now, years later, Rebaine lives in urban, less than a fake identify, a member of 1 of the Guilds he despises, attempting to in achieving switch nonviolently, from in the energy structure.
no longer even if the neighboring kingdom of Cephira invades Imphallion and the bickering Guilds end up not able to reply does Rebaine go back to his previous behavior of slaughter. yet another person does. a person donning Rebaine’s black armor and bearing what seems to be his awl. an individual who's, if something, even much less cautious of human lifestyles than Rebaine was.
Now Baron Jassion, Rebaine’s outdated nemesis, is looking him once again, aided through a mysterious sorcerer named Kaleb, whose powers and secrets and techniques make him a extra risky enemy than Rebaine has ever identified. Even worse, accompanying them is a tender lady who hates Corvis Rebaine possibly greater than an individual else: his personal daughter, Mellorin. all of sudden Rebaine turns out to haven't any selection. To transparent his identify, to guard his state, and to reconcile along with his relatives, needs to he once more develop into the phobia of the East?