Describes the events of December 1952 in London, when a smog descended that halted the entire city, as well as allowed a serial killer, John Reginald Christie, to strike at least seven victims.
Based on her popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, the author, in this first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens, delves into the cruel and cunning minds of 14 women who, largely forgotten by history, had a penchant for murder and mayhem. Original. 25,000 first printing.
José and Miguel Treviño were bonded by blood and a shared vision of a better life. But they chose different paths that would end at the same violent crossroads — with considerable help from the FBI and an enigmatic, all-American snitch.
In a near-future where women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures, one mysteriously immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen.
A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And the General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander weaves a portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined.
Forced by duty to return to his racially divided East Texas hometown, an African-American Texas Ranger risks his job and reputation to investigate a highly charged double-murder case involving a black Chicago lawyer and a local white woman.
Peter Guillam and other former members of the British Secret Service face charges for decades-old intelligence operations by a generation that is unfamiliar with the dynamics of the Cold War.
When Lady Ingram, the wife of her benefactor, asks for her help tracking down a missing former love, Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant Victorian-era detective operating under a male alias, is shocked to learn that the man in question is her own illegitimate half-brother, Myron Finch.
On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before. But in the nearby town, the boy will find an irresistible diversion: the Red Haired Woman.
The true story of a man who was wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison for life, who worked tirelessly for 24 years to prove his innocence and finally founded North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission to help others in similar predicaments.
Distancing herself from her brutally unhealthy family to the point that she lies about her identity to her partner, Josie is forced to confront the past and her own choices when an investigative reporter's mega-hit podcast reopens Josie's father's murder case.
When a group of Silicon Valley engineers builds Phluttr, a social network with an erratic personality that has stored innumerable facts and messages, they must work to influence and control her before she does irreversible harm.
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic response from the Department of Justice.
A New York Magazine online editor recounts how she was compelled to investigate the party lifestyle of her best friend from childhood — and her shocking murder, possibly by an alleged serial killer now facing trial.
"An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, andthe day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running. Suddenly, mother and son are as trapped as the animals. Joan's intimate knowledge of this place that filled early motherhood with happy diversions—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?"—
The last working robot in seedy, 1960s Los Angeles, Raymond Electromatic, a private-eye-turned-hitman, discovers his skills might be a bit "rusty" after his assistant, Ada, assigns him a new roster of clientele, in a sequel to Made to Kill.
Documents the trial of a man charged with dozens of counts of arson in a rural Virginia county, sharing insight into his struggles with addiction, his relationship with his accomplice girlfriend, and the impact of the fires on their community.
"When Oliver Bonds loses his toddler son and undergoes intense legal scrutiny over his involvement, grief engulfs him completely. His life is upended, costing Oliver his wife, home, and faith. Three years after his son's death, Oliver has gravitated to the fringes of society. Once a revered university professor, he now lives in a shack without electricity behind a nail salon and frequents the soup kitchen where he used to volunteer. It's only when befriended by Lyle, a bombastic, over-sexed con-artist with a passion for conspiracy theories, that Oliver begins to reengage with the world. Inspired by Lyle and a community of eccentrics, Oliver becomes convinced that the Earth is hollow and holds a true Eden. Desperate to find a place where he can escape his past, Oliver chases after the most unlikely of miracles. With unforgettable characters, wild imagery, and dark humor, Hollow explores the depths of doubt and hope, stretching past grief and into the space where we truly begin to heal"—