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Kolekcjoner (Alex Cross, Book 2)

By James Patterson

James Patterson (ur. 22 marca 1947 w Newburgh w stanie Nowy Jork) - amerykański pisarz, autor thrillerów i powieści kryminalnych.

James Patterson należy do ścisłej czołówki najpopularniejszych autorów amerykańskich; obok książek Dana Browna, Johna Grishama i Stephena Kinga jego powieści najczęściej pojawiają się na światowych listach bestsellerów. Początkowo pracował w przedsiębiorstwie reklamowym. Sławę przyniósł mu wydany w 1993 roku mystery alongside got here the Spider zekranizowany jako W sieci pająka, z Morganem Freemanem w roli głównej. To także literacki debiut ulubionego bohatera Pattersona - Alexa Crossa, czarnoskórego policjanta i psychologa prowadzącego własną praktykę a wcześniej detektywa waszyngtońskiej policji, oraz agent FBI, który specjalizuje się w tropieniu seryjnych zabójców. W rolę Crossa Freeman wcielał się dwukrotnie, wcześniej także w filmie Kolekcjoner, który powstał na podstawie Kiss the ladies. Pisarski styl Pattersona wyróżnia szybkie pace narracji, punktowane bardzo krótkimi rozdziałami.

Niedługo po sukcesie książki W sieci pająka Patterson odszedł z firmy i poświęcił się wyłącznie karierze pisarskiej. W 2006 James Patterson sprzedał ponad 12 milionów książek w Ameryce Północnej. W sumie jego powieści zostały już wydane w nakładzie ponad 220 mln egzemplarzy na całym świecie. Zdobył nagrodę im. Edgara Elana Poe oraz inne prestiżowe wyróżnienia. Jego książki wielokrotnie pojawiały się na szczytach na listach bestsellerów w big apple Times.

Patterson pisze książki również ze współautorami takimi jak Maxine Patero, z którą współtworzy serię książek Kobiecy klub zbrodni, czy Andrew Grossem i często powtarza, że współpraca z innymi przynosi nowe i interesujące pomysły do jego opowieści.

Ufundował nagrodę web page Turner Awards. Patterson przekazał ponad six hundred tys. dolarów na przedsiębiorstwa, szkoły i inne instytucje, które promują czytanie książek.

Druga seria jego książek, wspomniany Kobiecy Klub Zbrodni, doczekała się emisji w telewizji. Na kanwie tej serii powstał także cykl gier komputerowych, tzw. hidden gadgets (ukryte obiekty), wydanych m.in. przez studio "I- play/Oberon Media" z siedzibą w Nowym Jorku.

Patterson otrzymał stopień kawalera ny College.

Miejsce urodzenia: Newburgh, Nowy Jork, united states, mieszka w Palm seashore, na Florydzie z żoną, Susan i synem, Jackiem.

Cykl z Aleksem Crossem

1 W sieci pająka / Pająk nadchodzi / Oto nadchodzi pająk (1992, alongside got here A Spider)

2 Całuj dziewczęta / Kolekcjoner (1994, Kiss the Girls)

3 Jack i Jill (1996, Jack & Jill)

4 Kot i Mysz / Gra w kotka i myszkę (1997, Cat and Mouse)

5 Łasica (1999, Pop is going the Weasel)

6 Róże są czerwone (2000, Roses are Red)

7 Fiołki są niebieskie (2001, Violets are Blue, luźno powiązane z poprzednią)

8 Cztery ślepe myszki (2002, 4 Blind Mice)

9 Wielki zły wilk (2003, the massive undesirable Wolf)

10 Na szlaku terroru (2004, London Bridges, luźno powiązane z poprzednią)

11 Mary, Mary (2005, Mary, Mary)

12 pass (2006, Cross)

13 Podwójna gra (2007, Double Cross)

14 Tropiciel (2008, pass Country)

15 Proces Alexa Crossa (2009, Alex Cross's Trial) (wspólnie z Richard DiLallo)

16 Ja, Alex go (2009, I, Alex Cross)

17 W krzyżowym ogniu (2010, go Fire)

18 Zabić Alexa Crossa (2011, Kill Alex go) (w Polsce nie wydana)

19 Uwolnić Alexa Crossa (Free Alex move, 2012) (w Polsce nie wydana)

20 Boże narodzenie Alexa Crossa (Merry Christmas, Alex go, 2012) (w Polsce nie wydana)

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Someone is Bleeding

Younger novelist Dave Newton is quickly smitten while he meets blonde, attractive Peggy. yet Peggy has a earlier filled with abuse and terror—and she’s concerned with Jerry, a legal professional with mob connections and an outdated rival from Dave’s university days. quickly, Dave unearths himself stuck in a love triangle with Peggy and Jerry, wanting to win her affections. but if corpses start to pile up in Peggy’s wake, Dave needs to face the fact that both Jerry is a mass murderer—or Peggy is.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was once a prolific speculative fiction writer and screenwriter who wrote novels, brief tales, motion picture screenplays, and scripts for tv. he's maybe top recognized for i'm Legend, a singular that was once translated to the silver reveal twice-once starring Charlton Heston, and as soon as starring Will Smith. His screenplay The brilliant Shrinking guy, in response to a previous novel, gained the Hugo Award in 1958. numerous different novels of Matheson's were tailored to movie, together with What desires may possibly Come, A Stir of Echoes, Duel, and Hell condo. The motion picture model of Duel, according to a Matheson brief tale of an identical identify, was once directed via Steven Spielberg. he's additionally recognized for writing dozens of episodes for The Twilight quarter, together with the long-lasting "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," and several other renowned megastar Trek episodes, together with "The Enemy Within."

In addition to the Hugo Award, Richard Matheson used to be the recipient of the area myth Award for all times fulfillment (1984) and an Edgar Award for a teleplay written for The evening Stalker. He used to be inducted into the technology Fiction corridor of reputation in 2010.

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Scarecrow Returns

By Matthew Reilly

From the across the world bestselling writer, the fourth novel within the exciting Scarecrow sequence that includes “some of the wildest and such a lot sustained battles in an motion mystery in a protracted time…and slightly of conspiracy" (Chicago Tribune).

From the across the world bestselling writer, the fourth novel within the exciting Scarecrow sequence that includes “some of the wildest and such a lot sustained battles in an motion mystery in decades" (Chicago Tribune).

a chilly battle doomsday equipment hidden deep within the Arctic.

A mysterious terrorist team approximately to unharness havoc upon an unsuspecting global. just one group shut adequate to sabotage them.

Captain Shane Schofield, name signal “Scarecrow,” and his ragtag band of Marines and civilians are outnumbered and outgunned. yet with just a couple of brief hours until Armageddon, Scarecrow and his squaddies bravely adopt an edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle event to avoid wasting the Earth from overall annihilation.

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Naked in Death. J.D. Robb

By J. D. Robb

Crime and punishment is Lieutenant Eve Dallas's company. homicide her speciality. Named through the social employee who stumbled on her whilst she used to be an insignificant baby roaming that city's streets, Eve Dallas is a brand new York police detective who lives for her task. In over ten years at the strength, she's visible all of it - and is aware her survival will depend on her instincts. yet she's going opposed to each caution telling her to not get entangled with Roarke, a charismatic Irish billionaire - and a suspect in Eve's newest homicide research. yet ardour and seduction have ideas in their personal, and it is as much as Eve to take an opportunity within the palms of a guy she is aware not anything approximately - other than the addictive starvation of desiring his contact.

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Kull: Exile of Atlantis

By Robert E. Howard

“Howard’s writing turns out so hugely charged with strength that it approximately offers off sparks.”
–Stephen King

“Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vivid style–broadsword writing that minimize its option to the center, with heroes who're actually better than life.”
–David Gemmell

In a meteoric profession that spanned an insignificant twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the style that got here to be known as sword and sorcery. From his fertile mind's eye sprang a few of fiction’s so much enduring heroes. but whereas Conan is definitely Howard’s maximum production, it was once in his prior series of stories that includes Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding mind of a thinker, that Howard started to increase the certain topics, and the richly evocative combination of heritage and mythology, that will distinguish his later stories of the Hyborian Age.

Much greater than easily the prototype for Conan, Kull is an interesting personality in his personal correct: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, in basic terms to discover it as a lot a burden as a prize.

This groundbreaking assortment, lavishly illustrated by means of award-winning artist Justin candy, gathers jointly all Howard’s tales that includes Kull, from Kull’s first released visual appeal, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’s final story that includes the cerebral swordsman. The tales are offered simply as Howard wrote them, with all next editorial emendations got rid of. additionally incorporated are formerly unpublished tales, drafts, and fragments, plus huge notes at the texts, an creation through Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by means of famous editor Patrice Louinet.

“Howard used to be a real storyteller–one of the 1st, and positively top-of-the-line, you’ll locate in heroic myth. If you’ve by no means learn him prior to, you’re in for a true treat.”
–Charles de Lint

“For stark, dwelling worry . . . what different author is even within the working with Robert E. Howard?”
–H. P. Lovecraft

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The Face: A Novel

By Dean Koontz

He’s Hollywood’s so much magnificent superstar, inspiring the worship of thousands and the hatred of 1 twisted soul. His completely ordered lifestyles is lower than siege as a sequence of terrifying “messages” penetrates the safety of his mythical property. All that stands among him and an insidious killer is a weary ex-cop who has already visible his personal death.

Enter an international of outstanding invention, appeal, and implacable purpose, populated through murderous actors and the strolling useless, hit males and heroes, long-buried desires and never-dying desire. Dean Koontz takes readers on an unforgettable trip to the center of darkness and to the top of grace, with a brilliantly saw chronicle of fine and evil in our time, of phantasm and eternal fact.

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Kingdom Come (Elizabeth Harris Novel, An)

Amish kingdom in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has continually been a spot of quiet beauty—until a surprising homicide shatters the peace, and leaves a detective making a choice on up the pieces…

After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and strikes again domestic, hoping quiet lifestyles in distant Pennsylvania Dutch state may also help her conquer the darkish thoughts of her ten years in big apple. but if a gorgeous, scantily clad “English” woman is located useless within the barn of a renowned Amish kinfolk, Elizabeth is aware that she’s exposed an evil which may shake the group to its core.

Elizabeth’s boss is confident this used to be the paintings of an “English,” as outsiders are known as in Lancaster County. yet Elizabeth isn’t so definite. All she’s lacking is an exact lead—until one other physique is located: this time, a lacking Amish lady. Now Elizabeth needs to tune down a killer with deep ties to a group that often protects its own—no topic how lethal the price…

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Mudwoman: A Novel

By Joyce Carol Oates

One of the main acclaimed writers on this planet this day, the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates follows up her searing, New York Times bestselling memoir, A Widow’s Story, with a rare new paintings of fiction. Mudwoman is a riveting mental mystery, taut with darkish suspense, that explores the excessive rate of repression within the lifetime of a revered college president teetering at the precipice of a anxious breakdown. Like Daphne DuMaurier’s gothic masterwork, Rebecca, and the vintage ghost tale, The flip of the Screw, via Henry James, Oates’s Mudwoman is a chilling page-turner that hinges at the energy of the mind's eye and the blurry strains among the genuine and the invented—and it stands tall one of the author’s strongest and loved works, together with The Falls, The Gravedigger’s Daughter, and We have been the Mulvaneys.

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Relentless: A Novel

By Dean Koontz

Literary critic Shearman Waxx can kill a very good ebook with quite a few acidly worded bon mots. And as one unfortunate writer is ready to find, that’s now not all he’s ready to kill. . . .

From no 1 New York Times bestselling grasp of suspense Dean Koontz comes a captivating mystery concerning the conflict of wills that ensues whilst a winning writer and likable kin guy confronts a reclusive sociopath who wields an all-too-deadly poison pen. admire Shearman Waxx’s opinion and also you may perhaps break out along with your profession intact. move him and he’ll smash you, your loved ones, and every thing you carry pricey. For the identify “America’s so much feared critic” isn’t one Waxx takes calmly. he's taking it actually. And now Cubby Greenwich, his spouse, Penny, their awesome six-year-old Milo, and their uniquely gifted non-collie, Lassie, are all approximately to profit the genuine which means of “culture war.”

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Serial Killers Uncut: A Thriller

By Blake Crouch, J. A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn

A big double novel that includes 21 assorted serial killers...

for everybody who thinks the undesirable men are a lot more enjoyable to learn than the nice men, this can be a booklet only for you. The definitive quantity containing each significant villain from the Crouch/Kilborn/Konrath Universe is here.

First, there has been Serial, the collaborative smash-hit that has been downloaded 500,000 occasions and optioned for film.

Then got here Serial Uncut, which multiplied on that story.

Then Killers, the sequel to Serial.

Then Birds of Prey which brought each significant villain the writers had ever created into one cohesive novel. (Birds of Prey + Killers = Killers Uncut.)

And now, all that and extra has been introduced jointly for this definitive, omnibus monster, which at approximately six hundred revealed pages, is the size of 2 complete novels...

Serial Killers Uncut

This epic paintings, over years within the making, comprises Serial Uncut, Killers, Birds of Prey, Crouch's holiday You, an interview with the authors, and more.

Serial Uncut + holiday You + Killers + Birds of Prey = Serial Killers Uncut

if you happen to haven't learn something by way of Crouch, Kilborn, or Konrath, Serial Killers Uncut is the fitting advent to the darkish part in their universe. And should you get pleasure from a despicable undesirable man (or undesirable girl), you're going to like this.

There are twenty-one serial killers featured during this ebook: Lucy and Donaldson from Serial, Orson and Luther from desolate tract locations, Locked doorways, and holiday You, Mr. ok from Shaken, Alex and Charles Kork from Whiskey bitter and Rusty Nail, Isaiah from Abandon, Taylor from Afraid, Javier from Snowbound, and lots of, many more.

There are a few reliable men too, together with Andrew Z. Thomas (Desert areas, Locked Doors), Jack Daniels (Whiskey bitter, Shaken), Violet King (Locked doorways, holiday You), Tequila (Shot of Tequila), and Clayton Theel (Draculas).

At $4.99, this book is a scouse borrow, as its contents retail individually for nearly $10.00...

Serial Killers Uncut is an unique 120,000 be aware double novel that stands on my own with no need learn any of Konrath's, Kilborn's, or Crouch's paintings. As an advantage additional, it is also and extra 30,000 phrases of excerpts.

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