Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn...
Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the...
Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.
Pigs suffer from anorexia.
Wagner always wore pink silk underwear.
Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie.
Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn.
It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit.
J. K Rowling has no middle name.
Beth Bradley has a problem. Everyone is expecting her successful music executive boyfriend, Charlie, to be her date for her best friendâ€™s wedding. Thereâ€™s one hitch: Charlie doesnâ€™t exist. Unless she can think of something fast, sheâ€™s headed for the most humiliating weekend of her life.
Alex Tanner has a problem. The former Navy SEAL's search for a double agent lands him at the Kensington Hotel, and he needs a cover to finish the job. When the sexy maid of honor...
A dead god.
A dying world.
A girl never meant to be sentient.
Siriaa is dying. A poison is spreading throughout the planet and none know how to neutralize it. Finder, working in King Tamblin's castle kitchen most of her life, has never spoken. A child of questionable parentage, Finder is an orphan assigned to perform duties nobody else wants.
While others plan intrigue, murder and invasion to escape the poison's...
Arianne Tawnison is shocked to read about the death of her life-long friend September Falls in France. Wild and intensely beautiful, September had been hailed as the next great artist and her sudden death sends the cost of her work escalating dramatically. The media coverage focussed more on Septemberâ€™s wild and controversial behaviour, matching it only to the vivid imagery of her art, than the facts of her death.
Deeply upset and perplexed by the lack of answers being provided in...
Duval must foil another plot to assassinate the Emperor!If he does not succeed, Imperial France will fall.Alain Duval resigns from the police after fourteen years and goes home to Grenoble with his family. They are happily settling into their new life when the Emperor Napoleon rides into town, after escaping from the island of Elba. Swept into the uproar of the Hundred Days, Duval and his friend Lefebvre must try to prevent Napoleon's...
About an aeon ago, Alex and Amy arrived at an aged auntâ€™s abode and argued all afternoon. â€śArdvaaks are anteaters, Amy. And aardwolves are also anteaters.â€ť
â€śAardwolves arenâ€™t anteaters,â€ť Amy asserted.â€śAll adults accept an aardwolf as another animal altogether, Alex.â€ť
Alex advanced, animatedly against accepting Amyâ€™s answer as absolute.â€śAsk Alan. Alan agrees. Alan!â€ť
Alan â€“ another adolescent â€“ answered Alex and agreed.
Amy angered. â€śAlan also affirms alligators are alive around Antarctica. Absolutely anything Alan announces amounts as artificial. Alan and actual accuracy are always antipodes.â€ť
Alex abhorred Amy. â€śAbsurd! Antipodes? Alan ainâ€™t Australian!â€ť
Aunt Allison approached.â€śArguing? Again? Behave!â€ť