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Download and read online Nightjohn in PDF and EPUB Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read
Download and read online Nightjohn in PDF and EPUB An adult slave named Nightjohn teaches twelve-year-old Sarny, also a slave, how to read, in spite of the grim consequences that could result if they are discovered. Reprint. AB. SLJ. PW.
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Download and read online Darker Than Night in PDF and EPUB Darker Than Night A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives. Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover. With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . . Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider "Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." --Jeffery Deaver "I've been a fan of John Lutz for years." --T. Jefferson Parker "John Lutz just keeps getting better and better." --Tony Hillerman "Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb." --Jeremiah Healy "John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders." --Mystery Scene "Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else." --Kirkus Reviews "Lutz is among the best." --San Diego Union "It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses." --Publishers Weekly
Download and read online Streets of Night in PDF and EPUB First published in 1923, Streets of Night has long been out of print. This edition, based on the first American printing, includes the autograph changes Dos Passos made in the manuscripts and provides supplementary material, textual notes, the substantive variants between the American and British first editions, and Dos Passos's diary entries about the novel.
Download and read online Nothing But the Night in PDF and EPUB (John Williams') first undertaking is carried out with a success that compels admiration. Mr. Williams has an uncommonly fine ear and uncommonly sensitive perceptions. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Download and read online Good Night John Doe in PDF and EPUB Good Night! John Doe. is a journey through the life of a young lady who discovers that life isn’t always as it appears. Amy, a young detective is assigned to the death of a man that appears to be a transient. Battling burn out, a relationship gone bad and the loss of her father and a friend, she is at a crossroads in her life. As her life unexpectedly changes direction, she finds that all of her assumptions have been wrong.
Download and read online Chill Of Night in PDF and EPUB "The Justice Killer There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card--a red "J"--on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases--cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him . . . Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber--and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD--he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore . . . and he doesn't have to play by the rules . . .
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