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Figures of Earth
They of Poictesme narrate that in the old days, when miracles were as common as fruit pies, young Ma
Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BC)
De Bello Gallico
Gaul as a whole is divided into three parts.
  [Lat., Gallia est omnis divisa in part
James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
I drove out to Glendale to put three new truck drivers on a brewery company bond, and then I remem
Mildred Pierce
In the spring of 1931, on a lawn in Glendale, California, a man was bracing trees.
The Postman Always Rings Twice
They threw me off the hay truck about noon.
The Deemster
Thorkell Mylrea had waited long for a dead man's shoes, but he was wearing them at length.
The Woman Thou Gavest Me
"Out of the depths, O Lord, out of the depths," begins the most beautiful of the services of our c
Tobacco Road
Lov Bensey trudged homeward through the deep white sand of the gully-washed tobacco road with a sa
Taylor caldwell a
Captains and the Kings
"Joey, Joey? O God! Joey?" his mother cried out of her extremity and pain.
Dear and Glorious Physician
Lucanus was never sure whether he liked or disliked his father. He was only certain that he pitie
Grandmother and the Priests
Rose McConnell said to her husband, William, turning a ring around on her finger, "I never look at
Great Lion of God
"He is very ugly," said his mother.
Great Lion of God
"He is very ugly," said his mother.
Never Victorious, Never Defeated
It was generally agreed, and with indignation by a few, that it had been a great scandal.
Testimony of Two Men
When young Robert Sylvester Morgan had occasion to write his mother he always made what he wryly c
The Listener
Mrs. Merrill Sloane entered the sitting room with resistance. She wore severe tweeds and a sable
This Side of Innocence
It seemed to Jerome Lindsey that disagreeable news invariably arrived when he and New York weather
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler
L. Sprague de Camp
Lest Darkness Fall
Tancredi took his hands off the wheel again and waved them.
The Glory That Was
The Dagmar II sank into the trough of the waves, hiding all but her naked poles.
Albert Camus, gagnant de prix Nobel, portrait en buste, posé au bureau, faisant face à gauche, cigarette de tabagisme
The Plague
The unusual events described in this chronicle occurred in 194- at Oran. Everyone agreed that con
The Rebel
What is a rebel? A man who says no, but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also
The Stranger
Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.
War With the Newts
If you were to look for the little island of Tana Masa on a map you would find it right on the equ
Truman Capote by Jack Mitchell
Breakfast at Tiffany's
I am always drawn back to the places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.
In Cold Blood
The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other
Orson Scott Card at BYU Symposium 20080216 closeup
Ender's Game
"I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's one. Or at le
Harry Joy was to die three times, but it was his first death which was to have the greatest effect
True History of the Kelly Gang
I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dea
The Alienist
Theodore is in the ground.
John le Carre
A Perfect Spy
In the small hours of a blustery October morning in a south Devon coastal town that seemed to have
A Small Town in Germany
Ten minutes to midnight: a pious Friday evening in May and a fine river mist lying in the market
Smiley's People
Two seemingly unconnected events heralded the summons of Mr. George Miley from his dubious retire
The Honourable Schoolboy
Afterwards, in the dusty little corners where London's secret servants drink together, there was a
The Little Drummer Girl
It was the Bad Godesberg incident that gave the proof, though the German authorities had no earthl
The Looking Glass War
Snow covered the airfield.
The Russia House
In a broad Moscow street not two hundred yards from the Leningrad station, on the upper floor of a
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The American handed Leamas another cup of coffee and said, "Why don't you go back and sleep? We c
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to
As the Earth Turns
Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acr
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'
Through the Looking Glass
One thing was certain, that the WHITE kitten had had nothing to do with it: - it was the black kitten's fault entirely
The Education of Little Tree
Ma lasted a year after Pa was gone.
The Horse's Mouth
I was walking by the Thames.
Dick Pierce swung the bait barrel off his wharf into his work skiff.
The Teachings of Don Juan
My notes on my first session with don Juan are dated June 23,1961.
Willa Cather ca. 1912 wearing necklace from Sarah Orne Jewett
A Lost Lady
Thirty or forty years ago, in one those grey towns along the Burlington railroad which are so much
Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, l
Death Comes for the Archbishop
One summer evening in the year 1848, three Cardinals and a missionary were dining together in the
Lucy Gayheart
In Haverford on the Platte the townspeople still talk of Lucy Gayheart.
My ?ntonia
I first heard of ?ntonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain
My Mortal Enemy
I first met Myra Henshawe when I was fifteen, but I had known her about ever since I could remembe
O Pioneers!
One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tablel
One of Ours
Claude Wheeler opened his eyes before the sun was up and vigorously shook his younger brother, who
Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Henry Colbert, the miller, always breakfasted with his wife--beyond that he appeared irregularly a
Shadows on the Rock
One afternoon late in October of the year 1697, Euclide Auclair, the philosopher apothecary of Que
The Professor
The moving was over and done.
The Song of the Lark
Dr. Howard Archie had just come up from a game of pool with the Jewish clothier and two traveling
Patrick Skene Catling
The Chocolate Touch
Most of the time John Midas was a very nice boy.
The Cross On the Drum
On maps of the Caribbean the north coast of the island of St. Joseph has no name or number.
Camilo José Cela, Miami Book Fair International, 1994
The Family of Pascual Duarte
I am not, sir, a bad person, though in truth I am not lacking in reasons for being one.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book co
Robert William Chambers
In Secret
The case in question concerned a letter in a yellow envelope, which was dumped along with other in
The Common Law
There was a long, brisk, decisive ring at the door. He continued working. After an interval the
The Fighting Chance
The speed of the train slackened; a broad tidal river flashed into sight below the trestle, spread
The Younger Set
"You never met Selwyn, did you?"
Whittaker Chambers
In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.
Farewell, My Lovely
It was one of the mixed blocks over on Central Avenue, the blocks that are not yet all Negro.
I wasn't doing any work that day, just catching up on my foot-dangling.
The voice on the telephone seemed to be sharp and peremptory, but I didn't hear too well what it s
The Big Sleep
It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills.
The High Window
The house was on Dresden Avenue in the Oak Knoll section of Pasadena, a big solid cook-looking hou
The Lady in the Lake
The Treloar Building was, and is, on Olive Street, near Sixth, on the west side.
The Little Sister
The pebbled glass door is lettered in flaked black paint: "Phillip Marlowe . . . Investigation
The Long Goodbye
The first time I laid eyes on Terry Lennox he was drunk in a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith outside the
Jung Chang -London, England-15Jan2010
Wild Swans
At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general, the police chief of
The blow was such a stunner that it was thirteen years before I could get back on my feet again.
Mary Peters
Mary Peters first saw Cadiz in 1880.
The Lovely Ambition
I dreamed last night again about Mrs. Gowan.
John Marston first came into possession of Windswept, its hundreds of rough, unkempt acres, its mi
On an afternoon in September in the year 1938 two women were driving through the open country of s
Geoffrey Chaucer (17th century)
The Canterbury Tales
Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
  The droghte of March hath perced to the roo
Troilus and Criseyde
The double sorwe of Troilus to tellen,
  That was the king Priamus sone of Troye,
The Wapshot Chronicle
St. Botolphs was an old place, an old river town.
Anton Chekhov with bow-tie sepia image
The Steppe
Early one morning in July a shabby covered chaise, one of those antediluvian chaises without sprin
Gilbert Chesterton
Bowing down in blind credulity, as is my custom, before mere <br />authority and the tradition of the el
The Man Who Was Thursday
The suburb of Saffron Park lay on the sunset side of London, as red and ragged as a cloud of sunset.
Drivin' Woman
In that opaque land between sleep and wakefulness, she wrestled anxiously with the giant of her fu
It was the month of October 1922, at about five o'clock in the afternoon. The principal square of __
Lee Child, Bouchercon 2010
The cop climbed out of his car exactly four minutes before he got shot.
The Riddle of the Sands
I have read of men who, when forced by their calling to live for long periods in utter solitude save
Elizabeth von arnim pencil sketch (Also known as: Countess Elizabeth von Arnim, Countess Elizabeth Mary Russell)
Lutzowstrasse 49, Berlin
  Thursday, May 28th, 1914.
Red Pottage
"I can't get out," said Sterne's starling, looking through the bars of his cage.
Kate Chopin
The Awakening
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over: "All
Agatha Christie
A Murder is Announced
Between 7:30 and 8:30 every morning except Sundays, Johnnie Butt made the round of the village of Ch
Who is there who has not felt a sudden startled pang at reliving an old experience or feeling an o
In the afternoon it was the custom of Miss Jane Marple to unfold her second newspaper
Sleeping Murder
Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside.
  The docks and the custom sh
The Mirror Crack'd
Miss Jane Marple was sitting by her window.
Portrait of Winston Churchill
A Far Country
My name is Hugh Paret.
A Modern Chronicle
Honora Leffingwell is the original name of our heroine.
First I am to write a love-story of long ago, of a time some little while after General Jackson ha
Mr. Crewe's Career
I may as well begin this story with Mr. Hilary Vane, more frequently addressed as the Honourable Hilary Vane, although it was the gentleman's proud boast that he had never held an office in his life.
Richard Carvel
Lionel Carvel, Esq., of Carvel Hall, in the county of Queen Anne, was no inconsiderable man in his
The Crisis
Faithfully to relate how Eliphalet Hopper came to St. Louis is to betray no secret.
The Crossing
I was born under the Blue Ridge, and under that side which is blue in the evening light, in a wild
The Inside of the Cup
With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities
 Marchette Gaylord Chute
The Search for God
Job was not a patient man.
 Maxine Clair
October Suite
In the Midwest, October comes in when the pale ooverlet of sky lifts away, exposing an eternity of deep and certain blue.
Tom Clancy at Burns Library cropped
Clear and Present Danger
You couldn't look at her and not be proud, Red Wegener told himself. The Coast Guard cutter Pa
Debt of Honor
There was a university somewhere in the Midwest, Jack had once heard on the radio, which had an in
Executive Orders
The FBI's emergency command center on the fifth floor of the Hoover building is an odd-shaped room
Patriot Games
Ryan was nearly killed twice in half an hour.
Rainbow Six
John Clark had more time in airplanes than most licensed pilots, and he knew the statistics as wel
Red Rabbit
"When do you start, Jack?" Cathy asked in the quiet of their bed.
Red Storm Rising
They moved swiftly, silently, with purpose, under a crystalline, star-filled night in western Sibe
The Bear and the Dragon
"So, who were his enemies?" Lieutenant Colonel Shablikov asked.
The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Business was being conducted. All kinds of business. Everyone there knew it. Everyone there was
The Hunt for Red October
The Red October
  Captain First Rank Marko Ramius of the Soviet Navy was dressed fo
The Sum of All Fears
Arnold van Damm sprawled back in his executive swivel chair with all the elegance of a rag doll to
Without Remorse
  He'd never know why he stopped. Kelly pulled his Scout over to the shoulder
Deck the Halls
( with )
Regan Reilly sighed for the hundredth time as she looked down at <br />her mother, Nora, a brand-new pat
He Sees You When You're Sleeping
( with )
There's nothing worse than listening to the sounds of <br />preparations for a great party, knowing that
Mary Higgins Clark at the Mazza Museum
All Around the Town
Ten minutes before it happened, four-year-old Laurie Kenyon was sitting crosslegged on the floor o
All Through the Night
There were twenty-two days to go before Christmas, but Lenny was doing his Christmas shopping earl
Before I Say Good-Bye
Nell set off at a brisk pace on her familiar walk from her apartment on Park Avenue and Seventy-th
Deck the Halls
( with )
Regan Reilly sighed for the hundredth time as she looked down at <br />her mother, Nora, a brand-new pat
He Sees You When You're Sleeping
( with )
There's nothing worse than listening to the sounds of <br />preparations for a great party, knowing that
Loves Music, Loves to Dance
The room was dark. He sat in the chair, his arms hugging his legs. It was happening again. Char
Moonlight Become You
Maggie tried to open her eyes, but the effort was too great. Her head hurt so much. Where was
Moonlight Becomes You
I hate cocktail parties, Maggie thought wryly, wondering why she always felt like an alien when sh
Pretend You Don't See Her
It was the week after Labor Day, and from the steady ringing of the phones in the offices of Parke
Silent Night
It was Christmas Eve in New York City. The cab slowly made its way down Fifth Avenue. It was nea
While My Pretty One Sleeps
He drove cautiously up the Thruway toward Morrison State Park. The thirty-five-mile trip from Man
 Nancy Clark
The Hills at Home
Outside, the night blew perfectly foul and all of the Hills had stayed at home.
The Ox-Bow Incident
Gil and I crossed the eastern divide about two by the sun.
Clarke sm
2001: A Space Odyssey
The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long sin
2010: Odyssey Two
Even in this metric age, it was still the thousand-foot telescope, not the three-hundred-meter one
Childhood's End
The Volcano that had reared Taratua up from the Pacific depths had been sleeping now for half a mill
City and the Stars
Like a glowing jewel, the city lay upon the breast of the desert. Once it had known change and alter
Rendezvous with Rama
Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. On June 30, 1908, Moscow escaped destruction by three ho
Noble House
The police officer was leaning against one corner of the information counter watching the tall Eur
Blackthorne was suddenly awake. For a moment he thought he was dreaming because he was ashore and
"A pox on this stinking island," Brock said, staring around the beach and up at the mountains. "T
Dirk Struan came up onto the quarterdeck of the flagship H.M.S. Vengeance, and strode fo
IN THE ZAGROS MOUNTAINS: SUNSET. Now the sun touched the horizon and th
Pearl Cleage, Miami Book Fair International, 1993
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
I'm sitting at the bar in the airport, minding my own business, trying to get psyched up for my fl
Raven Black (Shetland 1)
Twenty past one in the morning on New Years Day.
Mission of Gravity
The wind came across the bay like something living. It tore the surface so thoroughly to shreds t
Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop
Living History
I wasn't born a First Lady or a Senator. I wasn't born a Democrat. I wasn't born a lawyer or an
Valentine Vox
In one of the most ancient and populous boroughs in the county of Suffolk, there resided a genius
Donald Westlake (Also known as: Donald E Westlake, Richard Stark)
Murder Among Children
Three happy children came walking down the street from my right.
J.M. Coetzee
Waiting for the Barbarians
I have never seen anything like it: two little discs of glass suspended in front of his eyes in l
Jackie Collins - The Power Trip
Hollywood Husbands
Jack Python walked through the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel with every eye upon him.
Hollywood Wives
"You look fantastic!" "You think?"  "I know."
Lady Boss
From the very beginning they were destined to be a lethal combination--Lucky Santangelo and Lennie
Lennie Golden had not set foot in Vegas for thirteen years, even though it was the city of his con
The Fifth Horseman
( with )
The unseasonably cold December day drew to a close.
  (Also known as: Dennis Lynds, William Arden)
Act of Fear
It began with the mugging of the cop.
Blood-Red Dream
It was night outside now in the April drizzle.
Night of the Toads
I'd never remembered the girl if Ricardo Vega had been another man.
Shadow of a Tiger
You never see a Chinese drunk.
Stephen Collins
Double Exposure
A striking redhead in a short black skirt and sparkly yellow see-through blouse sat alone at a dark
The Moonstone
I address these lines--written in India--to my relatives in England. My object is to explain the
The Woman in White
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
Carlo Collodi
Once upon a time there was . . .
  "A king!" my young readers will instantly exclaim.
Men and Wives
"Well, Buttermere, this is a day that is good to live and breathe in, that makes a man feel in his
The Mighty and Their Fall
"Agnes first, Henngist second, Leah third!" said Lavinia Middleton, as her sisters and brother con
Conan doyle
A Scandal in Bohemia
To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard <br />him mention her under any other n
A Study in Scarlet
In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the <br />University of London, and proceeded
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I <br />have during the last eight years stu
The Firm of Girdlestone
The approach to the offices of Girdlestone and Co. was not a very <br />dignified one, nor would the uni
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occas
The Lost World
Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth - a fluffy, feathery, unti
The Sign of the Four
Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the <br />mantel-piece, and his hypodermic syringe fr
The Valley of Fear
"I am inclined to think--" said I.<br><br />  "I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked, impa
The White Company
The great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the <br />forest might be heard its musical cl
Mile High
On December 22, 1958, only two days before, they had been safe in London.
Prizzi's Honor
Corrado Prizzi's granddaughter was being married before the baroque altar of Santa Grazia de Traghet
The Manchurian Candidate
It was sunny in San Francisco; a fabulous condition.
The Whisper of the Axe
Agatha Teel's left shoulder had been shattered by a bullet fifty-one seconds ago.
Angels Flight
The word sounded alien in his mouth, as if spoken by someone else.
Blood Work
Her last thoughts were of Raymond.
The Black Echo
The boy couldn't see in the dark, but he didn't need to.
The Black Ice
The smoke carried up from the Cahuenga Pass and flattened beneath a layer of cool crossing air.
The Concrete Blonde
The house in Silverlake was dark, its windows as empty as a dead man's eyes.
The Last Coyote
"Any thoughts that you'd like to start with?"
The Poet
Death is my beat.
Trunk Music
As he drove along Mulholland Drive toward the Cahuenga Pass, Bosch began to hear the music.
Void Moon
All around them the cacophony of greed carried on in its most glorious and extreme excess.
Charles W. Gordon
The Doctor
There were two ways by which one could get to the Old Stone Mill. One, from the sideroad by a lan
The Major
Spring had come. Despite the many wet and gusty days which April had thrust in rude challenge upo
The Man from Glengarry
The winter had broken early and the Scotch River was running ice-free and full from bank to bank.
The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land
High upon a rock, poised like a bird for flight, stark naked, his satin skin shining like gold and
Joseph Conrad
"Kaspar! Makan!"
The well-known shrill voice startled Almayer from his dream of splendid f
An Outcast of the Islands
When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward as
Heart of Darkness
Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of sails, and was at rest.
Lord Jim
He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with
In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco--the luxuriant beau
A deep red glow flushed the fronts of marble palaces piled up on the slope of an arid mountain who
The Arrow of Gold
Certain streets have an atmosphere of their own, a sort of universal fame and the particular affec
The Nigger of the "Narcissus"
Mr. Baker, chief mate of the ship Narcissus, stepped in one stride out of his lighted cabin
The Rescue
The shallow sea that foams and murmurs on the shores of the thousand islands, big and little, whic
The Rover
After entering at break of day the inner roadstead of the Port of Toulon, exchanging several loud
The Secret Agent
Mr. Verloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law. It
The Shadow-Line
Only the young have such moments.
Captain MacWhirr, of the steamer Nan-Shan, had a physiognomy that, in the order of material appearan
Under Western Eyes
To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression
There is, as every schoolboy knows in this scientific age, a very close chemical relation between
This could have occurred nowhere but in England, where men and sea interpenetrate, so to speak--th
Pat Conroy, Miami Book Fair International, 1995
The Lords of Discipline
I wear the ring.
The Prince of Tides
My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.
Cranks and Shadows
Rumors of layoffs at election time were hardly a novelty in Rocksburg's City Hall.
Family Values
Balzic sat stiffly in the first row of straight-backed wooden chairs in the Conemaugh County Courtho
Good Sons
Rocksburg Det. Sgt. Ruggiero Carlucci slumped into a chair at his desk in headquarters and pulled of
Sunshine Enemies
The man with the clerical collar tottered bowlegged under the weight of his cargo into Balzic's offi
The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself
They were on the Addleman farm, one of the dozen or so farms leased by the Rocksburg Police Rod and
The Rocksburg Railroad Murders
Even with the hand-talkies, it took Chief Mario Balzic a half hour after the game to get the auxilia
Upon Some Midnights Clear
Balzic had had a deck built on the back of his house.
The Road from Coorain
The western plains of New South Wales are grasslands. Their vast expanse flows for many hundreds
Robin Cook in Warsaw Poland 2008
Something disturbed Marissa Blumenthal
James Fenimore Cooper by Brady
The Deerslayer
On the human imagination, events produce the effects of time.
The Last of the Mohicans
It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the w
The Pathfinder
The sublimity connected with vastness, is familiar to every eye.
The Pilot
A single glance at the map will make the reader acquainted with the position of the eastern coast
The Pioneers
Near the centre of that State of New York lies an extensive district of country, whose surface is
The Prairie
Much was said and written, at the time, concerning the policy of adding the vast regions of Louisi
The Red Rover
No one, who is familiar with the bustle and activity of an American commercial town, would recogni
The Spy
It was near the close of the year 1780 that a solitary traveler was seen pursuing his way through
Susan cooper 8313
Over Sea, Under Stone
"Where is he?"
Scenes from Provincial Life
The school at which I was science-master was desirably situated, right in the centre of the town.
A long sultry Syrian day was drawing near its close.
  The heavy heat was almost insu
Kramer versus Kramer
He did not expect to see blood.
The Chocolate War
They murdered him.
You cannot cheat death.
Enemy of God
Today I have been thinking about the dead.
The young man was trapped at the top end of Shockoe Slip where a crowd had gathered in Cary Street.
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe swore.
Sharpe's Company
A pale horse seen a mile away at sunrise means the night is over.
Sharpe's Devil
There were sixteen men and only twelve mules.
Sharpe's Enemy
On December 8th, 1812, the English soldiers first came to Adrados.
Sharpe's Gold
The war was lost; not finished, but lost.
Sharpe's Honour
There was a secret that would win the war for France.
Sharpe's Regiment
Regimental Sergeant Major MacLaird was a powerful man and the pressure of his fingers, where they gr
Sharpe's Revenge
Major Richard Sharpe had made every preparation for his own death.
Sharpe's Rifles
The prize was a strongbox.
Sharpe's Siege
It was ten days short of Candlemas, 1814, and an Atlantic wind carried shivers of cold rain that sla
Sharpe's Sword
The tall man on horseback was a killer.
Sharpe's Tiger
It was funny, Richard Sharpe thought, that there were no vultures in England.
Sharpe's Waterloo
It was dawn on the northern frontier of France; a border marked only by a shallow stream which ran b
The Winter King
Once upon a time, in a land that was called Britain, these things happened.
They said I'd never walk again.
Cause of Death
On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facin
Hornet's Nest
That morning, summer sulked and gathered darkly over Charlotte, and heat shimmered on pavement. T
Isle of Dogs
Unique First fit her name like a glove, or at least this was how her mother always put it. Unique
Point of Origin
Benton Wesley was taking off his running shoes in my kitchen when I ran to him, my heart tripping
The Last Precinct
I know from Lucy's voice that she is scared. Rarely is my brilliant, forceful, helicopter-pilotin
Unnatural Exposure
Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played t
Thomas B. Costain
Below the Salt
John Foraday had always been quiet and imaginative, and this was the only fault his grandmother ha
High Towers
No words can convey an adequate impression of the small settlement known as Ville Marie de Montrea
The Black Rose
It was growing late, and still there was no sign of Engaine. Could Niniam have been mistaken?
The Moneyman
The Royal Standard of France waved above the towers of the Louvre. It was an unusual sight, for t
The Silver Chalice
The richest man in Antioch, by common report, was Ignatius, the dealer in olive oil.
The Tontine
It was in the year 1815 and the people of England were suffering from strange and unpredictable ho
By Love Possessed
Love conquers all--omnia vincit amor, said the gold scroll in a curve beneath the dial of t
Guard of Honor
Through the late afternoon they flew southeast, going home to Ocanara at about two hundred miles a
Jim crace 2009
Being Dead
For old times' sake, the doctors of zoology had driven out of town that Tuesday afternoon to make
Miri's husband was shouting in his sleep, not words that she could recognize but simple, blurting fa
John Halifax, Gentleman
"Get out o' Mr. Fletcher's road, ye idle, lounging, little--"
  "Vagabond," I think t
Scuffy the Tugboat
Scuffy was sad.
  Scuffy was cross.
    Scuffy sniffed his b
Far, far to the west of everywhere is the village of Lower Trainswitch. All the baby locomotive g
George's Mother
In the swirling rain that came at dusk the broad avenue glistened with that deep bluish tint which
A very little boy stood upon a heap of gravel for the honour of Rum Alley. He was throwing stones
The Red Badge of Courage
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on
The Red Badge of Courage
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out o
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
He stood at the wheel, watching the current stream, and the bald eagles fishing for herring that w
F Marion Crawford
Mr. Isaacs
In spite of Jean-Jacques and his school, men are not everywhere born free, any more than they are
The Witch of Prague
A great multitude of people filled the church, crowded together in the old black pews, standing cl
MichaelCrichton 2
Emily Jansen sighed in relief. The long flight was nearing an end. Morning sunlight streamed thr
Tom Sanders never intended to be late for work on Monday, June 15. At 7:30 in the morning, he ste
Jurassic Park
Mike Bowman whistled cheerfully as he drove the Land Rover through the Cabo Blanco Biological Rese
It's midnight now. The house is dark. I am not sure how this will turn out.
The Andromeda Strain
A man with binoculars. That is how it began: with a man standing by the side of the road, on a c
The Great Train Robbery
Forty minutes out of London, passing through the rolling green fields and cherry orchards of Kent,
The Lost World
The late twentieth century has witnessed a remarkable growth in scientific interest in the subject
He should never have taken that shortcut.
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
The hour this story begins is known. The minute is known; the exact moment is recorded. Even the
Beyond This Place
On Wednesday evenings Paul's mother took the tram from her work in the City Hall to the mid-week s
Shannon's Way
On a damp evening in December, the fifth of that month, in the year 1919--a date which marked the
The Citadel
Late one October afternoon in the year 1921, a shabby young man gazed with fixed intensity through
The Green Years
Holding Mama's hand tightly, I came out of the dark arches of the railway station and into the bri
The Keys of the Kingdom
Late one afternoon in September 1938 old Father Francis Chisholm limped up the steep path from the
Three Loves
When she had finished dressing, Lucy went to her bedroom window, but there was still no sign of Fr
Six Chapters of a Man's Life
The charts were all spread out upon the table; the midnight gas burned steadily above my head; my
Michael Cunningham JB by David Shankbone
The Hours
There are still the flowers to buy. Clarisa feigns exasperation (though she loves doing errands l
The Hours
She hurries from the house, wearing a coat too heavy for the weather. It is 1941. Another was ha
A Gentleman of Courage
Pierre Gourdon had the love of God in his heart, a man's love for a man's God, and it seemed to hi
The River's End
Between Conniston, of His Majesty's Royal Northwest Mounted Police, and Keith, the outlaw, there w
The Valley of Silent Men
Before the railroad's thin lines of steel bit their way up through the wilderness, Athabasca Landi
Valhalla Rising
They moved through the morning mist like ghosts, silent and eerie in phantom ships. Tall, serpent
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