Two years have passed since the dramatic destruction of Count Dracula. And Jonathan Harker has settled down to a quiet life as a junior partner in a law firm. But his reputation is about to catch up with him. As word of his abilities spreads, clients are turning to him for help with problems which appear to have an involvement in the supernatural. His first case takes him to Cornwall, where the Haywood family are worried about the imminent marriage of their daughter, Flora, to the elusive Sir Owen Velland. Flora had been engaged for two years to the amiable Doctor Goodwin, before suddenly breaking off the relationship in favour of Sir Owen. Yet Sir Owen had been recently widowed under very suspicious circumstances and rumours are circulating in the small Cornish town that his unnatural powers and abilities may have some involvement with devil worship. Are these rumours just idle gossip? Or is there a dark truth behind what people are saying? Can Harker use his knowledge of unusual and the occult to befriend Sir Owen and discover his secrets? Or has he come up against an opponent even deadlier than Dracula himself? Devil May Care sees the return of Jonathan Harker, the hero of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula, in a chilling new historical mystery series. Tony Evans is a full-time writer. His other publications include the Hester Lynton Mystery series and adaptations of classic novels [for the “Real Reads” series]. He lives with his wife in the Yorkshire Dales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018973/bk_adbl_018973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once Stalked is book #9 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) - a free download with more than 900 five-star reviews! When two soldiers are found dead on a huge military base in California, apparently killed by gunshot, military investigators are stumped. Who is killing its soldiers inside the secure confines of its own base? And why? The FBI is called in, and Riley Paige is summoned to take the lead. As Riley finds herself immersed in the military culture, she is amazed to realize that serial killers can strike even here, in the midst of the most secure location on earth. She finds herself in a frantic cat and mouse chase, racing to decode the killer’s psychology. Yet she soon discovers she is up against a highly-trained killer, one that may, even for her, be too deadly an opponent. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE STALKED is audiobook #9 in a riveting new series - with a beloved new character -that will leave you listening late into the night. Book #10 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine Wise. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112696/bk_acx0_112696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this long-awaited new installment of the legendary Kate Delafield mystery series, Kate is forced to confront her most formidable opponent: herself. Kate Delafield is in a world of trouble. Five months into mandated retirement from the LAPD, her long term on-again off-again relationship with Aimee Grant is off again. She's become hopelessly dependent on the only substance that can drown her pain over Aimee - and the illness of her best friend. She is lost without her police career and beset by terrifying dreams. Into this world walks Captain Carolina Walcott of the LAPD, with a request that Kate secretly try to locate Kate's former police partner, Joe Cameron, who has vanished. She also offers Kate a business card - the name on it a woman from Kate's past who may be able to offer a lifeline back to the self Kate once was. As she deals with a shocking and inexplicable homicide, Kate also pursues a trail of evidence toward Cameron that leads her into the high desert. Here she will find profound challenges to the truth of everything she ever believed in as a principled police officer. Here she must decide what it is she still believes: about her past, her present, her future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021219/bk_adbl_021219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dogged by depression, doubt, and - as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed - emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892. The murderer, known as the Monster of Munich, announces that he has relocated to Eisendorf, a tiny village near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. If Holmes is not what he once was, the same can be said for Eisendorf: once a thriving community founded by German idealists but now a dying town with only 40 residents - two of whom have, indeed, died recently under highly mysterious circumstances. Replete with all the Gothic richness of Larry Millett's earlier Holmes novels, Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma links events in 1892 Germany with those in small-town Minnesota in 1920 in a double mystery that tests the aging detective's mettle - and the listener's nerve - as never before. Guided by Eisendorf's peculiar archivist and taunted by the Monster, Holmes finds himself drawn into the town's dark history of violence and secrecy and into the strange tunnels that underscore the old flour mill where answers and grievous danger lie in wait. No longer the cool, flawless logician of times past, Holmes must nonetheless match wits with a fiendish opponent who taunts him right up to an explosive final confrontation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Hendrickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010050/bk_blak_010050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She’s out of her element. He’s driving her crazy. Will they go down swinging or knock it out of the park? Maddie Barlow thought she had everything figured out. But just six months from high school graduation, her dad moves the family to the crummy small town of Armitage. Just when she’s trying to settle in, her dad pressures the all-boy baseball team to make room for her and her two younger sisters. Between her new classmates and the team’s smooth-talking captain, Maddie has made more enemies than friends.... Holden Carter just watched his playoff dreams go up in smoke. He’ll stop at nothing to make sure the trio of daddy’s girls ride the bench all season. Even if that means toying with their emotions. When the fiery Maddie comes to her little sister’s defense, Holden wonders if he’s finally found a worthy opponent. Maddie is determined to squash her instant attraction to the handsome, arrogant team captain...and his advances toward her sister. But just as she’s starting to find out that things aren’t what they seem in Armitage, she falls hard for the dashing Holden. When she’s faced with hurting her sister or abandoning a shot at love, Maddie must decide who’s team she’s really on.... Curveball is the first standalone book in The Barlow Sisters Trilogy, a series of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like high-spirited sweet romance, relatable characters, and a dash of mystery, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s sports romance series. Buy Curveball for your front row seat to a season-opening romance today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Pavelec. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108377/bk_acx0_108377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authored the landmark Democracy in America, publishing its two volumes in 1835 and 1840. Ever since, this book has been the best source for every serious attempt to understand America and democracy itself. Yet Tocqueville himself remains a mystery behind the elegance of his style. Now one of our leading authorities on Tocqueville explains him in this splendid new entry in Oxford's acclaimed Very Short Introduction series. Harvey Mansfield addresses his subject as a thinker, clearly and incisively exploring Tocqueville's writings--not only his masterpiece, but also his secret Recollections, intended for posterity alone, and his unfinished work on his native France, The Old Regime and the Revolution. Tocqueville was a liberal, Mansfield believes, but not of the usual sort. The many elements of his life found expression in his thought: his aristocratic ancestry, his ventures in politics, his voyages abroad, his hopes and fears for America, and his disappointment with France. All his writings show a passion for political liberty and insistence on human greatness. Perhaps most important, he saw liberty not in theories, but in the practice of self-government in America. Ever an opponent of abstraction, he offered an analysis that forces us to consider what we actually do in our politics--suggesting that theory itself may be an enemy of freedom. And that, Mansfield states, makes him a vitally important thinker for today. Translator of an authoritative edition of Democracy in America, Harvey Mansfield here offers the fruit of decades of research and reflection in a clear, insightful, and marvelously compact introduction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011611/bk_adbl_011611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the afterword:In the “it can now be told” department, we may now reveal that the mysterious “Commander X” was none other than the enlightened Venusian sage Commander Valiant Thor. Unfortunately, this sleight of hand was necessary during most of the 20th century due to heightened Cold War tensions and various threats that had been made against Thor and his family, who were working hard to end warfare and nuclear bomb testing on Earth. Since conspiracy researchers like Jim Keith, William Cooper, and Gray Barker had the ear of the public, it was crucial they be among the first Earthlings contacted. Thor worked closely with Barker, in particular, contacting many UFO witnesses and convincing them to write books and articles about their experiences, thus keeping flying saucers and the machinations of the deep state at the forefront of alternative news. Thor was not appreciated at all in the Soviet Union and was constantly under surveillance by Eastern Bloc agents. Today, he remains a staunch opponent of dictatorial regimes and their attempts to control Pres. Donald Trump. (Thor has even claimed that Trump is the Antichrist, penning a book on the subject called Oh, Hear Ye! The Trump of the Super-Deceiver: Mystery Man of Darkness, 666.) Thor even went undercover as a US military trainer and intelligence official, working with Air Force and Navy officers such as Dan Fry, Calvin C. Girvin, Albert K. Bender, William F. Hamilton, William Mills Tompkins, and Mel Noel. Many of these contacts came before Thor’s forced internment in the Pentagon between 1957 and 1960, after which the Thor family became more circumspect about working with citizens of our planet. At one time, Thor worked closely with Nikola Tesla, sharing all the knowledge he could with that advanced human, even though some of it may have skirted the fringes of galaxial law (which states that we should merely observe underdeveloped species rather than actively interv 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Bufton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144548/bk_acx0_144548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A strange find at an archaeological dig site in Isreal may change our view on human history and religion. When science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is called by the multimillionaire John Kaun to help at the site, he does not understand why. At first. Once he finds out that the team in Israel has found a manual of a modern video camera in an ancient tomb, he begins to see why Kaun asked for him. Due to his research, Eisenhardt is an expert on fictional time travel and many of its theories. If this manual is not a joke and is actually 2000 years old, Eisenhardt may help answer two simple questions. Where is the camera? And what could be on it? This collection contains all four episodes of the audio thriller mini-series "The Jesus-Video". Episode 1: In the Beginning. Science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is quite surprised when the media mogul and multimillionaire John Kaun calls on him to assist at an archeological site in Israel. Stephen Foxx and Judith Menez are working there as well and they become witness of the most extraordinary archeological find in history: the manual of a modern video camera in a two-thousand-year-old tomb. The race to solve the mystery begins. Episode 2: The Holy City. The manual of a modern video camera in a 2000-year-old tomb can mean only one thing: In the lifetime of Jesus Christ, this camera could have been used and might have made recordings of great historical impact. Meanwhile, Stephen Foxx deciphers parts of a message that was found together with the manual and which he kept secret from the multimillionaire John Kaun. The few deciphered pieces are enough to come to one conclusion: this is a letter from a time traveler. Episode 3: The Mission. The deciphered letter assures: The Jesus-Video exists. The hunt for the recording that will unhinge the known world begins. Though it's not just Stephen Foxx and his opponent John Kaun searching for answers, soon the Vati 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul, Jared Zeus, Jess Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002347/bk_lueb_002347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ninth Commissario Ricciardi Neapolitan mystery is "noir with a heart, haunting and beautiful . . . A literary thriller of exceptional quality" (NB Magazine).Years ago, Vinnie Sannino left Naples on a ship bound for America, where he found fame and fortune as a boxer. But his gilded life in the new world came to an abrupt end when, during a fight, with a heavy punch to the head of his opponent, Vinnie killed a man in the ring.Now, Vinnie's back in Italy, pining for the woman he left behind. Cettina, however, is now a married woman. She was, at least, until her husband was recently found dead, killed by a single blow to the head. For Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most faceted cops in fiction, and his partner Maione, it is a going to be a long, rainy, week in Naples."Deep melancholy infuses the crafty whodunit plot of de Giovanni's superior ninth mystery set in 1930s Italy . . . Ricciardi, who's literally haunted by visions of the dead, continues to be one of the most nuanced and intriguing sleuths in contemporary crime fiction."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)"De Giovanni is one of the best historical crime writers out there. His Commissario Ricciardi novels, set during the fascist period in Italy, are intelligent and totally engrossing. Nameless Serenade is a perfect addition to the series, a really satisfying murder mystery, an insight into 1930s Naples and a thrilling chapter in the life of the Commissario. Lyrical prose and intriguing rounded characters contribute to making this one of the finest in the Ricciardi chronicles."-NB Magazine