The Third Victim
Author: Lisa Gardner
Officer Rainie Conner is leading her first homicide investigation, a school shooting. The police chief's 13-year-old son is the prime suspect, but Rainie doesn't believe he pulled the trigger. With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, she races to uncover the truth. But a ruthless killer watches from the shadows--and lives to destroy her as he has destroyed her peaceful little Oregon community.
This Is Where It Ends
Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller! The #1 Young Adult Debut of 2016 A Buzzfeed Best YA of 2016 "..simultaneously heart pounding and heart wrenching." — Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN' Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun. 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. A Publishers Weekly Bestseller Winter '15 Kids Indie Next List Goodreads YA Best Books of the Month Buzzfeed 5 YA Books You Should Be Reading This January Bustle.com 18 of 2016's Most-Anticipated YA Novels BookRiot 15 Books out in 2016 You Should Mark Down Now A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction
Gold from the Stone
Author: Lemn Sissay
Publisher: Canongate Books
Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and mill workers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums and declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 Olympics, and to millions across our TV screens and the airwaves of BBC Radio. He has become one of the nation's best-loved voices.
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, Brandy Colbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.
Author: William Tapply
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
". . . It's wonderful to see Tapply get out of the city and into an altogether different kind of time that suits his unhurried storytelling perfectly."--Kirkus Reviews "Outstanding . . . electrifying . . . ingenious . . . one of the most convincingly heroic and likeable of contemporary sleuths."--Publishers Weekly "Tapply is . . . a worthy successor to Hammet and both MacDonalds (Ross and John)."--Chicago Tribune William G. Tapply has created a fresh new world in Bitch Creek, a steamy, perfectly crafted mystery introducing Stoney Calhoun, an unlikely hero. Stoney is a man without a past. A tragic event has obliterated his memory and he has been given-as so many might like to receive-a chance to reinvent himself. That's not an easy task when a man doesn't know anything about himself, except that he is smart and utterly self-reliant. Stoney is driven by a current from within. He has settled in Maine and has become a fishing guide, and he's busy reeducating himself. He's also in love, and he is slowly coming to terms with the sometimes ghostly glimpses of his past. Life is sweet, until someone close to him is murdered, and Stoney suspects that he himself was the intended target. In a riveting process of investigation and self-discovery, Stoney delves deep into the mysteries of the murder and begins, unwittingly, to uncover vital truths about himself. In Bitch Creek, Tapply has created a unique and intensely likeable protagonist. He has fashioned an ingenious plot that exquisitely unfolds along with simultaneous layers of personality and intrigue. With stunning surprises and dead-on dialogue, Bitch Creek will be hailed, along with Stoney Calhoun, as Tapply's latest brilliant creation.
Author: Catherine Anderson
A long-ago accident has left lovely Bethany Coulter confined to a wheelchair-and vulnerable to betrayal and heartbreak. She's vowed never to open her heart to a man again. But there's something about Ryan McKendrick, the handsome rancher who's so sweetly courting her. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle-and rediscover lifelong, lasting love... A MAJOR VOICE IN THE ROMANCE GENRE. (Publishers Weekly) AN EXTRAORDINARY STORYTELLER. (Romantic Times) Extraordinary praise for the nine-time winner of Romantic Times' KISS Award... CATHERINE ANDERSON is one of the best romance writers today. (Affaire de Coeur)CATHERINE ANDERSON delivers. (Susan North)CATHERINE ANDERSON's love stories are tender and earthy, passionate and poignant-and always unusual. (Elizabeth Lowell) CATHERINE ANDERSON gives all her readers hope that, through love, they can conquer anything. (Harriet Klausner) CATHERINE ANDERSON...is all that romance should be. (Catherine Hart) CATHERINE ANDERSON is truly one of the great writers. (Painted Rock Reviews)
I'm Not Scared
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses enclosed by wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. Whilst exploring a dilapidated and uninhabited farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he has found, Michele has to draw strength from his own sense of humanity. It is Ammaniti's ability to inhabit the mind and perspective of his young hero that makes I'm Not Scared such an affecting and extraordinary novel. The book is a masterpiece of coming of age; a compelling portrait of losing one's innocence and a powerful reflection on the complexities and compromises inherent in growing up.
The Merchant of Death
Author: D.J. MacHale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When the seemingly normal fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is swept into an alternate dimension, he finds himself hailed as a savior in a place called Denduron, a territory in the throes of revolution against a magical tyrant.
Author: Kara Thomas
When Kacey moves in with her estranged father and his new family, her new friend goes missing and Kacey finds herself at the center of the investigation.
Encore Tricolore 4
Author: Heather Mascie-Taylor, Sylvia Honnor
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Encore Tricolore nouvelle edition builds on the success of Encore Tricolore and Tricolore. The new edition is exactly the right level for middle to high ability. The course now incorporates new features to bring it in line with the revised GCSE and Standard Grade specifications.
The Meyerbeer Libretti
Author: Richard Arsenty, Robert Letellier
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most important and influential opera composers of the nineteenth century, enjoyed a fame during his lifetime hardly rivalled by any of his contemporaries. This ten volume set provides in one collection all the operatic texts set by Meyerbeer in his career. The texts offer the most complete versions available. Each libretto is translated into modern English by Richard Arsenty; and each work is introduced by Robert Letellier. In this comprehensive edition of Meyerbeer's libretti, the original text and its translation are placed on facing pages for ease of use. The ninth volume presents the first of Meyerbeer’s opéras comiques. For L'Étoile du Nord (1854), Scribe rewrote the text of Meyerbeer’s occasional piece for Berlin, Ein Feldlager in Schlesien, based on the capture of Frederick the Great by the Croats. Now Scribe successfully wove fact and fiction into a romantic story which relates to its predecessor only in certain respects. The libretto followed a typical pattern in which four traditions about Tsar Peter the Great were interwoven, despite spatial and temporal differences: his sojourns incognito as a shipwright in Saardam and Deptford (1697-98), the rebellion of the Strelitzy (1698), his courting and marriage to the Lithuanian peasant girl Catherine (1712), who later became the Empress Catherine I (1725). There is the same determining polarity between pastoral and the military worlds as in the earlier opera. True order and enlightened rule come through the proper integration of these two worlds, a process which takes place through patterns of loss and rescue, isolation and integration, disguise and true identity. The basic situation of Feldlager is also reflected musically in L’Étoile du Nord: the unpretentious first and third acts reflect the gemütliche world of the Singspiel, while the grandiose Camp Scene in act 2 requires vast choral and orchestral forces and concerted forms of the grand tradition. In spite of the difficulties of the growing political crisis between France and Russia, soon to explode in the Crimean War, and Meyerbeer's personal anxiety over his mother's health, the première of L'Étoile du Nord on 16 February 1854 was another triumph for composer and librettist. Within a year the opera had been given 100 times in Paris. Within four years it was seen in over 60 European cities, and was spreading all over the world.
Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”
The African Child
Author: Camara Laye
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company