As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk.
A new killer that newspapers have dubbed “The Torso Killer” is terrorizing the streets of London’s East End, his crimes obscured and overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel crimes. The victims are women too, but their dismembered bodies, wrapped in rags and tied up with string, are pulled out of the Thames --- and the heads are missing. The murderer likes to keep them. MAYHEMis a masterwork of narrative suspense: a supernatural thriller set in a shadowy, gaslit London, where killers stalk the cobbled streets and hide in plain sight.
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.
When Washington Irving first published this collection of essays, sketches and tales --- originally entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. --- readers greeted it with enthusiasm, and Irving emerged as America's first successful professional author. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," two of America's most recognizable and loved works of fiction, display Irving's ability to depict American landscapes and culture so vividly that readers feel themselves a part of them.
In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily, and their twin 10-year-old daughters, who hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his jet in Lake Champlain due to double engine failure. The body count? 39.
A young reporter from the San Francisco Observer is sent to write about a magnificent home, and is welcomed by the older woman who lives there. But when he is attacked by a mysterious beast, he is about to undergo a life-changing transformation.
In this sequel to THE WOLF GIFT, Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling with his new existence as a Man Wolf, as he learns to control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. Destiny continues to hound him as the forest echoes with howling winds carrying tales of a strange nether world, and of spirits --- centuries old --- who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.