Stockholm. Zwei Todesfälle geben der Polizei große Rätsel auf. Ein Mann wird erhängt in einem leeren Zimmer gefunden, eine Frau liegt ertrunken auf einem Boot, das nie untergegangen ist. Zwei Morde, deren Hergang nicht zu erklären ist. Bis Kommissar Joona Linna schließlich eine Verbindung zwischen den Fällen entdeckt. Die Spur führt zu einem Mann, der die Violinen des "Teufelsgeigers" Paganini sammelt - und Albträume wahr werden lässt... Dieses E-Book enthält eine Leseprobe des neuen Thrillers von Lars Kepler "Ich jage dich".
Pure, hundred‐proof distillation of Ellison. A righteous verbal high. Here you will find twenty of his very best stories and essays, including the four‐part ‘Scenes from the Real World,” an anecdotal history of the doomed TV series, The Starlost, that he created for NBC; “Tales from the Mountains of Madness”; and his hilariously brutal reportage on the three most important things in life, sex, violence, and labor relations. With an absolutely killer foreword by Stephen King.
His journey began with the blast of a shotgun aimed at a gleaming nimbus of light. The tightening of his finger on the trigger was almost accidental; his punishment was almost merciful. But his journey has just begun, and when it is over Paul Eyre will no longer be human....
Eine mörderische Familie – und eine verteufelt gute Polizistin, die einer Spur in die Vergangenheit folgt Eine mörderische Familie? Als Irene Huss mit der Leiche der jungen Tänzerin Sophie konfrontiert wird, schrillen bei der Kommissarin alle Alarmglocken. Zu sehr erinnert sie dieser Fall an ein anderes Verbrechen, das nie aufgeklärt werden konnte. Der Stiefvater der damals achtjährigen Sophie war auf ganz ähnliche Weise ermordet worden wie nun sie selbst. Damals stand das Mädchen unter dringendem Tatverdacht. Was haben die beiden Fälle miteinander zu tun?
Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, bestselling sequel to The Hypnotist After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally bestselling Swedish thriller published to critical acclaim in dozens of countries. As the Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet put it, "The reader is ready to sell his own soul for the opportunity to read this book without interruption, in one sitting." On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body? The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there's not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on. Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn't its gruesome crimes—it's the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.
Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012. Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village. When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.
The Nightmare Affair is the first in a gripping new urban fantasy trilogy by Mindee Arnett. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother's infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker's house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He's hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn't get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli's dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli's dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she's up to and marks her as the next target. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It was an oil-rich, wheeler-dealer, easy-money, quick-profits, greed-driven oil-dependent economy. It was Texas in the1980's. And it all suddenly crashed in a whirlwind slide of events. Inside the Nightmare is the suspenseful, action-packed story focusing on Karen, the secretary to the evil president of one corruption-ruled bank. Her knowledge of the Grady Files, which chronicle the dangerous and illegal acts committed by the bankers, targets her for murder. Karen's lover, a pilot working undercover for the DEA, and dealing drugs with dangerous, loathsome drug lords, is aware of her precarious situation. Because of his association with the bank's president, who is funding the drug deals, and with vicious underworld drug criminals, he unknowingly places her in greater danger. Suspense builds as the bank teeters on the brink of collapse and Karen cannot escape the inevitable.
One night Ed Smith thought he was having a waking nightmare when he saw a monstrous face at his window, but in the morning his neighbors were missing. The people who later turned up were not quite right, and gradually Smith realized they not only weren't his neighbors, but weren't even human - they were the creatures he had seen . . .
Stell Dir vor, Du wirst die Schrecken der Nacht nicht los Charlie ist zwölf und hat drei dicke Probleme: 1. Er kann die neue Frau seines Vaters nicht ausstehen. 2. Seit er in ihrem Haus lebt ist sein Leben ein Albtraum - und zwar wortwörtlich, jede Nacht. Und 3. ist der neue Schulleiter ein übler Typ, der Charlie und seine Freunde auch tagsüber in Angst und Schrecken versetzt. Das Schlimmste aber sind die Nächte, wenn Charlies furchtbarste Albträume wortwörtlich Wirklichkeit werden. Trilogie Auftakt mit Suchtfaktor: Das erste Kinderbuch von Hollywoodstar Jason Segel nimmt den Leser mit in die einzigartig fantasievolle Welt der Albträume.
Slithering from these pages are never-before-collected tales of suspense and wonder by the woman who invented modern-day dark fantasy: A man goes quietly to bed aboard the doomed Lusitania and awakens on a magical South Pacific Island just as the passenger liner is torpedoed. In a future where women rule the world, a sentient island becomes murderously jealous of a shipwrecked couple. Dire consequences await a human swept into the dark, magical world of elves. A deadly labyrinth coils around the dark heart of a picturesque landscape garden. Within an Egyptian sarcophagus lies the horrifying price of infidelity. Swirling unseen around us are loathsome creatures giving form to our basest desires and fears. A beautiful, veiled medium may hold the key to preventing unspeakable evil from slipping through the borderlands between life and death. On a lost island a woman pipe player and her monstrous dancing partner bring death and terror to five adventurers. ø The stories in this collection have played an integral role in the development of modern dark fantasy, greatly influencing such writers as H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt.
A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.
There's a secret you need to know. A secret about how nightmares are made. Welcome to the Nightmare Factory. When Andrew Lake and his twin sister Poppy are stolen from their dreams, they find themselves trapped in a strange realm parallel to our own. There, the evil Vesuvius rules over the Nightmare Factory with his army of Shadowmares, extracting fear from children to create nightmares all over the world. But Vesuvius wants more. He wants power. He wants Andrew... A thrilling adventure story that will leave you gasping for more: compelling, exciting...and just a little bit scary...
A tale of the convincingly impossible. First novel by author Stevens, her story of an island where evolution takes a couple of forks in the road. Originally published 1917, All-Story Magazine.
Since the 1960s, the Holocaust has been presented as an aberration, confined to Germany and the Nazi leaders who held power during the twelve years after 1933. Responsibility has been heaped upon a few villains in jackboots and black uniforms, whose names have become synonymous with evil. Yet behind these nightmare monsters lie other spectres whose names are barely remembered; whose lives are forgotten. The Nightmare Dance focuses on the lives of five very different individuals who were at the heart of the Holocaust, but whose names are known only to a few specialist historians of the period. Two were committed Nazis, perpetrators of the foulest crimes: Josef Blösche and Christian Wirth, both psychotic killers. Stella Goldschlag was a Jewish woman yet she willingly aided the Gestapo and betrayed her culture and her people. But there were people who fought back: Janusz Korczak, whose life and hero’s death has ensured that he will always be seen by those who know his story as a secular saint. King Christian X of Denmark denied that his country had ‘a Jewish problem’. The actions of the King, and the Danish people, demonstrated the leadership and bravery of a nation pitted against an implacable enemy, as well as the unifying strength that comes from doing what is right. The Nightmare Dance tells the story of the small lives affected by the Holocaust, from those who had souls as black as pitch, to others filled with exquisite goodness. It will appeal particularly to those interested in Second World War history and Jewish studies.
The RiAn Organization, a secret society that renders public help without the knowledge or intervention of the FBI officials, was founded by Ricardo Hughes and Andrew. For the past many years, it had been solving numerous abduction and homicide cases, thereby salvaging the public from the dark clutches of the wicked. And one such case was that of a little boy Joe, who had been kidnapped while he was on his way to his friend's house... As the search for Joe continues, Andrew meets with an unfortunate death, or rather, a homicide. Ricardo feels nightmarish. Andrew's demise deeply disturbs him, and the way killer was using his criminal intelligence makes Ricardo more resolute to take him by horns, and he returns back to the FBI Dept. of Mexico, where he had been working a decade ago, from where he had to resign due to unfair allegations raised against him. Accompanied by his colleague Thomas McVeigh, the duo come across six more mysterious homicides, which give them recurrent nightmares, leaving the top cops baffled. As the story reaches its culmination, Ricardo and Thomas realize that all the homicides which initially looked unrelated, were, in fact, interconnected; and it was the very same guy who had been behind all these. They finally succeed in taking the killer to task, but...
These short stories from a master storyteller of horror "can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " says author Dean Koontz. It all begins when a young boy is held captive in an old tenement, and from there 13 nightmares unfold.