Verónica, alias Parabellum, es detective paranormal y debe enfrentarse a todo tipo de criaturas en su trabajo. Pero detener una guerra entre dioses griegos y nórdicos puede ser demasiado incluso para ella. Verónica Guerra, alias Parabellum, se acaba de encontrar el cadáver de un dios griego en el maletero del coche y no recuerda qué hace ahí. Pero Verónica es detective paranormal y eso no es lo más raro que ha visto. Todo apunta a que ha sido apuñalado en un caso más de peleas de bandas entre panteones mitológicos y mucha gente parece interesada en que no lo remueva más de lo necesario. A Verónica le gusta su trabajo y un misterio así puede ser difícil de ignorar; aunque quizá no tanto cuando hay facturas que pagar y otros casos que resolver. El problema es que tras el descubrimiento del cadáver los acontecimientos se precipitan, con el riesgo de que dos facciones divinas acaben declarándose la guerra en pleno centro deBarcelona. Verónica tendrá que vérselas con valkirias, vampiros, fantasmas y duendes irlandeses y evitar acabar siendo convertida en piedra si quiere resolver el caso. Y todavía debe sacar tiempo para llevar su coche a pasar la ITV. No es una semana fácil para Verónica. Pero nadie dijo que ser detective paranormal fuera un trabajo fácil. Sobre la novela han dicho: «Un personaje de diez... Simple y llanamente uno de los mejores libros de fantasía del 2016.» La Casa de EL «Muy divertida.» Laura Fernández, El Mundo «Una mezcla de humor al estilo de Eduardo Mendoza, novela negra y fantasía.» Ricard Ruiz Garzón, TV3 «Una historia sencillamente genial... Un personaje que ha venido para revolucionar la literatura nacional.» Érase un libro «Una lectura indispensable para cualquier amante del género... Una historia bien construida y un personaje único.» Dónde está mi lápiz «Humor, aventuras, criaturas mitológicas, novelas de detectives, vampiros, tiroteos, persecuciones, chicas duras, misterios, un título muy largo. Si te gustan dos o más de estas cosas, tienes que leer esta novela.» Lectora positrónica «Una obra con todos los ingredientes para ganarse a pulso su séquito de seguidores ávidos de más casos.» Dr Motosierra «Adictiva, con giros argumentales inesperados, ironía a raudales y un poco de mala leche.» La Petita Llibreria «Un libro buenísimo... Una historia muy completa, divertida y mágica que no os podéis perder.» Libros encantados «Es divertida, es interesante, es ocurrente, es actual y es tutti-frutti... Un BIEN con mayúsculas.» Fuera de las tramesadas «El libro que recomendarías sin parar... Personalidad, frescura y una trama que te atrapa desde el primer momento... Lo tiene todo.» Ciudad de los Libros
United States of Japan
Author: Peter Tieryas
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest subversive tactic is to distribute an illegal video game that asks players to imagine what the world might be like if the United States had won the war instead. Captain Beniko Ishimura’s job is to censor video games, and he’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this disturbing new development. But Ishimura’s hiding something… He’s slowly been discovering that the case of the George Washingtons is more complicated than it seems, and the subversive videogame’s origins are even more controversial and dangerous than the censors originally suspected. Part detective story, part brutal alternate history, United States of Japan is a stunning successor to Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. File under: Science Fiction [ Gamechanger | Area #11 | Robot Wars | Strike Back the Empire ]
Author: Trudi Canavan
FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NATURE OF MAGIC. In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen's world faces. Elsewhere, in an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it -- should she dare to risk the Angels' wrath. But not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic, nor the laws of their lands... and not even the people they trust. AN EPIC NEW FANTASY ADVENTURE BEGINS.
Lady Rosalyn Carmichael is on the run from her evil stepbrother, who will do anything to gain her inheritance. When Derek Hardwicke rescues her from an attempted kidnapping in London, she gratefully accepts the protection of his remote Scottish castle. And though Derek's devilishly handsome looks inspire scandalous fantasies, a secret from her past means those fantasies must forever remain dreams.... A Highland laird, Derek intends to marry his childhood friend Megan MacPherson, since only a Scottish wife will satisfy his clan. But beautiful Rosalyn awakens feelings he never dreamed he'd have. And while he has promised to keep her safe, the attraction between them burns too hot to deny. Now, with danger inching ever closer, he must choose between his allegiance to his clan and a passion like he's never known....
The Orient Express was stopped in the night by snowdrifts. The next morning, a man in a compartment lay dead - stabbed. Since the snow outside was unbroken, the murderer was still on the train.
Author: Neal Asher
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
Thorvald Spear, resurrected from his death over a hundred years earlier, continues to hunt Penny Royal, the rogue AI and dangerous war criminal on the run from Polity forces. Beyond the Graveyard, a lawless and deadly area in deep space, Spear follows the trail of several enemy Prador, the crab-like alien species with a violent history of conflict with humanity. Sverl, a Prador genetically modified by Penny Royal and slowly becoming human, pursues Cvorn, a Prador harboring deep hatred for the Polity looking to use him and other hybrids to reignite the dormant war with mankind. Blite, captain of a bounty hunting ship, hands over two prisoners and valuable memplants from Penny Royal to the Brockle, a dangerous forensics entity under strict confinement on a Polity spaceship that quickly takes a keen interest in the corrupted AI and its unclear motives. Penny Royal meanwhile continues to pull all the strings in the background, keeping the Polity at bay and seizing control of an attack ship. It seeks Factory Station Room 101, a wartime manufacturing space station believed to be destroyed. What does it want with the factory? And will Spear find the rogue AI before it gets there? War Factory, the second book in the Transformation trilogy, is signature space opera from Neal Asher: breakneck pacing, high-tech science, bizarre alien creatures, and gritty, dangerous far-future worlds.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.
Author: Ernest Vincent Wright
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright
Alexandre Dumas was best-known for the D'Artagnan romances, including The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1846). He is arguably France's most famous novelist. His fiction has been translated into almost a hundred languages, and has formed the basis for more than 200 motion pictures. 'The Pale Lady' is one of his most enduring short works.
Author: Tim Harford
Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award. This title has Common Core connections.
Revenge of the Manitou
Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Evil is reborn... No one believed little Toby Fenner when he described the man in his wardrobe. A man whose face seemed to grow from the very wood. People smiled when Toby insisted he heard voices begging him for help. Until one day Toby woke up as someone else... And by then, things had gone too far to stop the return of a timeless, malignant force with a burning mission of revenge. The Manitou had been vanquished once before. This time he would not fail. This time evil returned triumphant... Graham Masterton's The Manitou marked a milestone in leading occult bestsellers. Now the acclaimed master of horror has returned with a spine-tingling sequel steeped in blood-chilling terror. 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES. 'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT.
Author: Nic Pizzolatto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective, comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston. On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known “without affection” to members of the boss’s crew as “Big Country” on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl’s name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston’s country-western bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Any chance that they will find safety there is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with quite a story to tell, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come. Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down. Constructed with maximum tension and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly beautiful prose, Galveston announces the arrival of a major new literary talent.
Well of Lost Plots
Author: Jasper Fforde
Exhausted by her stint as Miss Havisham's apprentice at Jurisfiction, Thursday Next is delighted by a respite in the Character Exchange Program in the Well of Lost Plots, a place filled with linguistic chaos, lousy books, and a murderer.
Author: William Peter Blatty
Realtor Joan Freeboard, trying to dispel the title mansion's creepy reputation, arranges for a psychic, a parapsychologist and a noted author to move into Elsewhere with her and declare it ghost-free. Isolated by a storm from civilization, they become absorbed by the house and its growing sense of strangeness; exploring its secrets exposes their own. Includes otherworldly b&w illus by Alex McVey. (From review by Publishers Weekly) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.