For years, Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illumination which is Balaclava Agricultural College's main fund-raising event. Now he can hold out no longer. Goaded to madness, he buries his small brick house under an avalanche of plastic reindeer, flashing lights, and fake Santa Clauses. Hooks up an amplifier blaring "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," locks the switches at "on", and escapes to sea on a tramp steamer. Shipwrecked and conscience-stricken, he crawls back to face his irate colleagues, and finds Jemima Ames dead on his living room floor. Police and security guards say it's an accident; Shandy says it's murder. President Thorkjeld Svenson says he'd better find out the truth without wrecking the Illumination... or the next corpse will be Shandy's. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006056/bk_adbl_006056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saul Climer is a down-on-his-luck alcoholic. Dwindling finances, the isolation of country living, a souring romance, and a lurid love affair with the bottle all drive him into a pit of depression and reckless abandon. As he’s dragged deeper into the black void of despair, he realizes his chilling nightmares are not only becoming more vivid, he’s actually dream-teleporting and witnessing brutal murders. At the end of his rope, mentally and physically, he learns he might be next on the killer’s list and, panic-stricken, he submerges himself even deeper into a steady stream of alcohol.Waging a war with internal and external demons, he discovers there’s more to his precarious precipice than meets the eye: voodoo spells, calculating killers, and, possibly, a government cover-up.Pitting human vulnerability against the courage it takes to risk life, limb, and heart, Black Dawn is a pulse-pounding journey that is both terrifying and uplifting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Bakker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184232/bk_acx0_184232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Shirley Jump's irresistible Sweet and Savory Romances. Maria Pagliano is a woman on a diet mission. Desperate to drop a dress size before her reunion, she joins the Chubby Chums. But waiting next door is sexy, tempting chef and restaurateur Dante Del Rosso. Dante is all wrong for Maria. He tastes and smells like all the foods she has stricken from her diet. But Maria's love for her singing grandfather, cantankerous grandmother, and matchmaking mother all fill a long-empty spot in Dante's heart. He sets out to win her, using every weapon he has, including his tortellini. He's offering her the very thing she's got no willpower to resist - desire on a plate. Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside! The original version of this book was published in 2005, and titled as The Devil Served Tortellini. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019964/bk_adbl_019964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1981. A small Southern California town is sent into a tailspin over a young girl's grisly murder, and aging detective Andrew Pitt must try to decipher the very few clues left behind by a serial killer before they claim their next victim. In the wake of the ensuing murders, Pitt, along with his partner, Clarence, and a bubble-gum-chewing secretary, scrambles to uncover the secret behind the only real evidence that they have: the eerie paintings of a bearded wizard at each crime scene. Unraveling cryptic clues and reading star charts is not what Detective Pitt had in mind for this stage of his life; he planned to be sitting in a cabin somewhere in Maine, finally retired from police work. However, when the police chief is stricken with cancer, the burden of keeping the little town of Beaumont secure falls squarely onto Pitt's tired shoulders.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean McDevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047689/bk_acx0_047689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can’t wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. Lt. Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim’s girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear shocked as well. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks—as Eve’s husband, Roarke, one of U-Play’s competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naïve, and he knew how to fight back in the real world as well as the virtual one. Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction—and the price of defeat is death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002042/bk_brll_002042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he's about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly's new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there's a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars - including a hefty broker's fee for himself - in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who's bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly's clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson - who has some skeletons of his own to hide - are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail, and murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002336/bk_acx0_002336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stolen from her homeland. Separated from her mates. Is there any hope for Dareena and her dragons? Or is their kingdom destined to fall? When Drystan and his brothers managed to drive their madness-stricken father from the throne, Dareena thought the worst of their troubles were over. But the elves are knocking at their door, demanding reparations, and with a new general at the helm, they will not let Dragonfell off the hook so easily. To buy their kingdom time and save their armies from certain destruction, Dareena and Alistair allow themselves to be taken to Elvenhame, where they will be held hostage until the countries can come to an agreement. But while the two kingdoms squabble, the real enemy continues its insidious assault. Both Dragonfell and Elvenhame unknowingly teeter on the brink of destruction, and unless Dareena and her mates can uncover the true conspiracy, their world will fall to darkness.... Don't miss this next installment in this scorching-hot reverse harem fantasy trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin, Adam Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109245/bk_acx0_109245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series comes a new mystery series of mouthwatering proportions... Pretty please with spaghetti on top? Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too! Recipes included! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Cerreta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031946/bk_acx0_031946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brand-new stand-alone detective mystery from number one best-selling author Helen H. Durrant.A man is shot dead, and his body is dumped on the moors. His arm is stamped with the Chinese symbol for 'sorry'. There have been five unsolved murders with the same hallmark. The police can’t find any motive or connection between the victims. Bella Richards was close to the murdered man. She lives with her five-year-old son and has begun a new life in the local area. But although clearly grief-stricken, she is not telling the police everything she knows. Detective Talbot Dyson wants his most trusted inspector on the case. But DI Matt Brindle is out of action. He was badly injured and his sergeant was killed in a criminal ambush. He is drawn into the investigation and must decide whether he wants to go to back to his old life. What is the real connection between the victims, and who will be next? This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell or Mark Billingham, you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050457/bk_adbl_050457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.