From debut author Douglas Nicholas comes a haunting story of love, murder, and sorcery. During the thirteenth century in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable yet charming Irish healer, Molly, and the troupe she leads are driving their three wagons, hoping to cross the Pennine Mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her lover Jack, granddaughter Nemain, and young apprentice Hob become aware that they are being stalked by something terrible. The refuge they seek in a monastery, then an inn, and finally a Norman castle proves to be an illusion. As danger continues to rise, it becomes clear that the creature must be faced and defeated—or else they will all surely die. It is then that Hob discovers how much more there is to his adopted family than he had realized. An intoxicating blend of fantasy and mythology, Something Red presents an enchanting world full of mysterious and fascinating characters— shapeshifters, sorceresses, warrior monks, and knights—where no one is safe from the terrible being that lurks in the darkness. In this extraordinary, fantastical world, nothing is as it seems, and the journey for survival is as magical as it is perilous.
When Jennifer Gilmore’s first novel, Golden Country, was published, The New York Times Book Review called it "an ingeniously plotted family yarn" and praised her as an author who "enlivens the myth of the American Dream." Gilmore’s particular gift for distilling history into a hugely satisfying, multigenerational family story is taken to new levels in her second novel. In Washington, D.C., life inside the Goldstein home is as tumultuous as the shifting landscape of the times. It is 1979, and Benjamin is heading off to college and sixteen-year-old Vanessa is in the throes of a rocky adolescence. Sharon, a caterer for the Washington elite, ventures into a cultlike organization. And Dennis, whose government job often takes him to Moscow, tries to live up to his father’s legacy as a union organizer and community leader. The rise of communism and the execution of the Rosenbergs is history. The Cold War is waning, the soldiers who fought in Vietnam have all come home, and Carter is president. The age of protest has come and gone and yet each of the Goldsteins is forced to confront the changes the new decade will bring and explore what it really means to be a radical. Something Red is at once a poignant story of husbands and wives, parents and children, activists and spies, and a masterfully built novel that unfurls with suspense and humor.
"During the thirteenth century, in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable middle-aged Irishwoman and her little troupe are trying to drive their three wagons across the Pennines before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her powerful and enigmatic lover Jack, her fey granddaughter Nemain, and the young apprentice Hob soon find that something terrible prowls the woods through which they must make their way. As they travel from refuge to refuge, it becomes apparent that the evil must be faced, and it is then that Hob learns how much more there is to his adopted family than he had ever imagined"--
Leading a troupe of companions across the mountains of 13th-century northwest England to find shelter from the coldest winter in memory, middle-aged Irishwoman Molly gradually realizes that they are being followed by a mysterious evil force that must be faced and defeated if they are to survive. A first novel by the author of Iron Rose.
This is a whodunit with a difference. This is not a regular storybook. It's a police file. A murder has been committed and YOU are the detective assigned to the case. It's up to you with your unequalled detective skills to get to the bottom of this heinous crime. The case centres on a group of five friends who set out from Palm Beach, Florida, for an overnight cruise to the Bahamas. The police investigation begins when one of the crew is discovered to have gone missing during the night. The four remaining crew members become suspects in a murder case. There's Something Fishy Aboard the Red Herring Within is a collection of assorted forensic documents, including interviews with suspects, CSI reports, hard evidence, letters, photos and police records. You are faced with the challenge of bringing the killer to justice. To do so, you will need to read through the police files, possibly more than once, to deduce which of the suspects is the guilty party. In the last section, there is a transcript of the murderer's full confession, which you should only read after you have reached your conclusion. The evidence is all there. Can YOU Catch the Killer?Max Farrell-Whelan has just finished his doctorate in visual perception, an area of psychology. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/MaxFarrell-Whela