The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand

By Jim Algie

Dark magic and darkish pasts hang-out the characters in those brief tales set in mysterious, unique Thailand.

Ghosts and spirits and the real-life terror of depression besiege the pages of The Phantom Lover and different exciting stories of Thailand, horror tales by means of award-winning author and longtime Thailand resident Jim Algie. In those stories you will meet:

  • A photojournalist who's actually haunted through the pictures of all people he ever failed or exploited whereas getting a narrative.
  • A drug trafficker-turned-writer who confronts vulnerability in his hard-as-nails companion in crime.
  • An executioner who explores the character of violence in a painful look for loving kindness.

For those characters, the certainly lush, deeply religious, and excitingly city Thailand that's there house is additionally a spot choked with demons, a spot the place desperation is one other note for regular. each one tale follows their makes an attempt to push via and make experience of the various various colours of darkness. The Phantom Lover and different exciting stories of Thailand warps the bounds among the possible and the unusual, and proves that the surreal can appear very genuine indeed.

A resident of Thailand on the grounds that 1992, trip author (and one-time punk rocker, cable television host, university DJ, and tune journalist) Jim Algie faucets into Thailand's ethos from a really targeted point of view. He deals readers the easiest components from the worlds of either supernatural and horror fiction.

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Run Girl (Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers Book 1)

By Eva Hudson

"If you like thrillers, don’t omit this action-packed novella!"

Enjoy the experience during this fast moving FBI mystery as one of many hardest designated brokers ever to come back out of Quantico buckles up for her first experience. ingenious and tenacious, Ingrid Skyberg is almost indestructible: she will take no matter what her adversaries throw at her and nonetheless wake up for more.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: In Europe to assist dealer a peace deal, Secretary of nation Jayne Whitticker is in the midst of soft negotiations whilst her wayward granddaughter is going lacking in London.

Special Agent Ingrid Skyberg is hauled out of her FBI exercise session at Scotland backyard to steer the quest for the 18-year-old. the matter is, Ingrid has just one lead, quite a few hours and cannot name within the neighborhood law enforcement officials for back-up.

Will Ingrid locate the lady in time? Or will her failure result in the cave in of an important peace talks?

Run Girl units the scene for Ingrid’s destiny adventures figuring out of the united states embassy in London. If an American citizen lands in difficulty… or lands up lifeless… or will get accused of against the law they didn’t dedicate, distinctive Agent Ingrid Skyberg is on their case.

The first instalment in an up-all-night crime mystery series—perfect for enthusiasts of sturdy woman protagonists, thrillers with a twist and who like a bit romantic intrigue at the side.

Please be aware: Run Girl is a novella - approximately part the size of a typical novel. the second one ebook within the sequence, Fresh Doubt, is a whole size novel and is on the market now. Or seize a cut price: purchase the Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers field set and get the subsequent 3 novels at an important discount.


"A brilliantly-paced thriller... completely balanced among personality and plot. Very gripping and suspenseful" - Sophie Hannah
"It instantly attracts you in... there is suspense correct from the start" - Penny Smith
"Great discussion" - Mark Billingham


After years of having fun with thrillers and police procedurals by means of authors like Lee baby and Michael Connelly, Eva was once encouraged to jot down thrillers herself. In 2011 she received the inaugural Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for her first novel, The unswerving Servant.

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The Search for Sam (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, Book 4)

By Pittacus Lore

[no ISBN chanced on, used one other one to add. one in ebook didn't paintings. one on OD (ISBN: 9780062218773) didn't work.. in case you have a legitimate one please make comment]

In this heart-racing 144-page better half novella to the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling i'm quantity 4 sequence, realize what occurred to Malcolm Goode--the one human in the world who can assist the Garde research the reality approximately their earlier and aid them shop our planet. not anyone has obvious Sam Goode's father, Malcolm, for the reason that he mysteriously disappeared years in the past. Sam had regularly fantasized that he was once kidnapped by way of extraterrestrial beings. yet that was once sooner than he knew the reality: extraterrestrial beings do exist, and a few of them search to break our global. That was once ahead of he himself turned one other considered one of their captives. Now father and son are either lacking. . . .But whilst a rogue Mogadorian named Adam, who now has quantity One's thoughts, makes a decision the single technique to make up for his earlier atrocities is to come back domestic and infiltrate the Mogadorian stronghold, he'll locate the major to saving either Sam and Malcolm's lifestyles.

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Bartleby the Scrivener (The Art of the Novella)

By Herman Melville

“I would favor no longer to.”

Academics hail it because the starting of modernism, yet to readers round the world—even these daunted via Moby-DickBartleby the Scrivener is just the most soaking up and relocating novellas ever. Set within the mid-19th century on manhattan City’s Wall highway, it was once additionally, probably, Herman Melville’s so much prescient tale: what if a tender guy stuck up within the rat race of trade eventually simply acknowledged, “I would like no longer to”?

The story is among the ultimate works of fiction released by way of Melville prior to, slipping into depression over the ongoing severe dismissal of his paintings after Moby-Dick, he deserted publishing fiction. The paintings is gifted the following precisely because it was once initially released in Putnam’s magazine—to, unfortunately, serious disdain.

HERMAN MELVILLE was once born in manhattan urban in 1819. At eighteen he set sail on a whaler, and upon his go back, wrote a sequence of bestselling event novels in accordance with his travels, together with Typee and Omoo, which made him recognized. beginning with Moby-Dick in 1851, even if, his more and more complicated and not easy paintings drew increasingly more unfavorable feedback, until eventually 1857 whilst, after his assortment Piazza Tales (which incorporated Bartleby the Scrivener), and the unconventional The self belief Man, Melville stopped publishing fiction. He drifted into obscurity, writing poetry and dealing for the Customs apartment in ny urban, till his demise in 1891.

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Reticence (Belgian Literature)

By Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Translated via John Lambert

In Reticence, a guy on holiday seems lower than surveillance. yet it’s a ways extra friendly to benefit from the Mediterranean than to appear for solutions, make deductions, or get upset—isn't it?

“A little factor occurred to me. that may have simply as simply occurred to you. You’re on holiday in a inn along with your son in a small village and you’re approximately to head see a few pals, yet anything holds you again, a mysterious reticence that forestalls you from going to discover them. here's the unconventional of this reticence, small and particular, and of the fears that it instigates, bit by bit. simply because not just are your folks now not there should you do choose to pass locate them, yet, numerous days later, you discover a useless cat within the harbor, a black cat floating in entrance of you at the water . . .”

In Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s tackle the detective novel, we discover a guy on holiday in a tiny village, the place a author named Biaggi seems to be maintaining him lower than surveillance. To what finish? Ah, yet it’s way more friendly to benefit from the Mediterranean evening air than to appear for solutions, make deductions, or get upset—isn't it?

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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 34 (March 2013)

Edited by means of bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, each month Lightspeed brings you a mixture of originals and reprints, and that includes numerous authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you recognize to the easiest new voices you haven’t heard of but. should you learn Lightspeed, it's our desire that you’ll see the place technology fiction and delusion comes from, the place it's now, and the place it’s going.

Our present booklet agenda every month contains 4 items of unique fiction and 4 fiction reprints, besides function interviews

Welcome to factor thirty-four of Lightspeed!

First off, only a reminder: The nomination interval for the 2012 Hugo Awards closes on March 10, 2013, so there’s nonetheless time so that you can publish your nominations. The 2012 Hugo Awards should be awarded in San Antonio, TX in the course of LoneStarCon three, the 71st global technology Fiction conference (Aug. 29-Sep. 2). an individual who has a helping or complete club of LoneStarCon three as of January 31, 2013 and all contributors of Chicon 7 (last year’s Worldcon) may well nominate works. when you didn’t attend Chicon 7, and also you don’t plan to wait LoneStarCon three, it is easy to nominate by way of paying for a helping club. Nominations could be submitted during the on-line poll at

If you’d wish to reference a listing of all Lightspeed tales (and different fabric released via yours actually in 2012), stopover at my own web site at There, I’ve looked after every thing into their right different types (short tale vs. novelette, etc.), together with fabric from my 2012 unique anthologies, Armored and below the Moons of Mars.

Also, when you are making plans and eligible to vote for the Hugos this yr, you’re eligible for a few loose stuff! simply stopover at for details.


Speaking of awards, the Nebula Award nominees for this 12 months were introduced, and we right here at Lightspeed are extremely joyful to have finalists within the brief tale class: “Give Her Honey for those who listen Her Scream” by means of Maria Dahvana Headley and “The Bookmaking conduct of decide on Species” by way of Ken Liu. So congrats to Ken and Maria, and to all the different nominees!


In different information, overdue final month, I had new anthologies pop out. the 1st, from Tor, is The Mad Scientist’s advisor to global Domination, that includes unique tales by means of Diana Gabaldon, Seanan McGuire, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and so on. for additional info, stopover at

Also simply out is oz. Reimagined: New stories From the Emerald urban and past, which I co-edited with former geographical regions of delusion editor Douglas Cohen. It good points all new tales via Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, Tad Williams, Orson Scott Card, and lots of extra. Plus, the canopy and every person tale is illustrated by means of Lightspeed illustrator Galen Dara. to benefit extra, stopover at


With all that out of how, here’s what we’ve acquired on faucet this month:

We have unique technological know-how fiction by means of Jake Kerr (“Biographical Fragments of the lifetime of Julian Prince”) and wealthy Larson (“Let’s Take This Viral”), besides SF reprints by means of Holly Phillips (“Three Days of Rain”) and Angélica Gorodischer (“The feel of the Circle”).

Plus, we've got unique fable by means of Sarena Ulibarri (“The Bolt Tightener”) and Lisa Tuttle (“The Dream Detective”), and myth reprints through Felicity Savage (“Ash Minette”) and Karen pleasure Fowler (“Lily Red”).

For our booklet readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “Things Undone” through John Barnes, and naturally we've our traditional collection of writer and artist spotlights, besides characteristic interviews with acclaimed authors Philip Pullman and Angélica Gorodischer.

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By Stephen King

An Unabridged Novella Unavailable In Any Collection!

Tapping into our primal fears of contemporary expertise that made Cell a no 1 bestseller, Stephen King units his points of interest at the most recent high-tech machine in UR, within which a mysterious publication reader opens a annoying window into different worlds.

Reeling from a painful break-up, English teacher and avid booklet lover Wesley Smith is haunted by means of his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why cannot you simply learn off the pc like every body else?" He buys an book reader out of spite, yet quickly unearths he can use the machine to glimpse realities he had by no means prior to imagined, gaining knowledge of literary riches past his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his so much negative nightmares.

From classic vehicles (Christine and From a Buick 8) to loved ones home equipment (Maximum Overdrive) to workout gear (Stationary Bike), Stephen King has mesmerized us with stories of it appears traditional machines that tackle lives in their personal. UR provides this vintage topic an up to the moment spin, leading to a horror masterpiece for our time and for the a while.

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The Dead Lake

By Hamid Ismailov

LONG-LISTED FOR THE self reliant overseas FICTION PRIZE 2015 ------- LONG-LISTED FOR THE overseas DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2016 ------ self sufficient e-book OF THE yr 2014 -------- mum or dad READERS e-book OF THE 12 months 2014 ------- A haunting Russian story in regards to the environmental legacy of the chilly struggle. Yerzhan grows up in a distant a part of Soviet Kazakhstan the place atomic guns are proven. As a tender boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one night, to provoke her, he dives right into a forbidden lake. The radioactive water adjustments Yerzhan. he'll by no means develop right into a guy. whereas the woman he loves turns into a gorgeous lady. ------ Why Peirene selected to put up this e-book: 'Like a Grimm's fairy story, this tale transforms an innermost worry into an outward truth. We witness a prepubescent boy's mystery terror of now not starting to be up right into a guy. We additionally wander in a gorgeous, fierce panorama in contrast to the other we discover in Western literature. And through the top of Yerzhan's story we're awe-struck by way of our human resilience within the face of catastrophic, man-made, follies.' Meike Ziervogel, writer

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Stand Down: A J.P. Beaumont Novella

By J. A. Jance

Life has shifted for J. P. Beaumont. After a sad coincidence that devastated—and finally disbanded—his distinct murder Investigaton staff, he accepts that he has left murder detection in the back of at this element, yet he has loads of unanticipated unfastened time on his arms. he is protecting busy with renovations at the new condominium that he and his spouse, Mel Soames, the newly appointed leader of police in Bellingham, Washington, have obtained. yet new furniture and paint palettes can occupy simply quite a bit of Beau's everyday life, and Mel is encouraging him to come to the place he's wanted: investigating crimes.

In the intervening time, she is suffering to achieve keep watch over of her new state of affairs, solid right into a division the place a few are welcoming—and a few aren't. it has been a couple of months, and the strain within the police division is emerging, yet Beau realizes Mel has to take on issues in her personal method, so he refrains from advising. but if Beau exhibits up one afternoon to survey the development at their new condo and reveals Mel's vehicle there yet no signal of her, his investigative instincts kick in. all of sudden he is again within the game—except this time, his middle is at the line in addition to his expert dignity.

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The Pearl

By John Steinbeck

“There it lay, the good pearl, excellent because the moon.”
Like his father and grandfather ahead of him, Kino is a terrible diver, amassing pearls from the gulf beds that when introduced nice wealth to the Kings of Spain and now offer Kino, Juana, and their youngster son with meager subsistence. Then, on an afternoon like several different, Kino emerges from the ocean with a pearl as huge as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect because the moon." With the pearl comes wish, the promise of convenience and of security....

A tale of vintage simplicity, in response to a Mexican folks story, The Pearl explores the secrets and techniques of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous probabilities of love.

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