Sexual obsession and murder set against the backdrop of the modern West. When his illicit lover is discovered brutally murdered, Alex Byrne watches as his former lover, the lead homicide detective, slowly closes in on him. But is he the killer? Or is he being framed? And is Byrne trying to find the real murderer? Or set up a fall guy? A Suspicion of Guilt offers an explosive view inside the real world of criminal courts, where justice is only an accident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057857/bk_acx0_057857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie´s second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie - philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper, Grace, has an officious approach to childcare. With some relief, Isabel returns to helping out at her niece Cat´s delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches. It´s not long before Isabel´s helpful, philosophical nature draws her into customers´ problems, specifically that of ambitious, self-proclaimed matchmaker, Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon, Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite who he claims to be - and Isabel´s help is required in getting to the truth of the matter. Good-hearted Isabel proceeds with her usual thorough attention to task, and on Bea´s advice talks to her friend Rob, a trustworthy regular on Bea´s dinner party circuit, and known to have deep suspicions about MacUspaig. It becomes clear, however, that Rob has an agenda of his own and Isabel is now contending with that, along with a mysterious medical condition of Jamie´s and some frustrating dead ends when it comes to Bea´s predicament. When the truth finally reveals itself, Isabel must conclude that along with MacUspaig, Bea, Jamie - and even Cat - she herself is not immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets . . .
With the arrival of six senior reading group members at the Merry Ghost Inn, the long-awaited grand opening week has finally begun for Melanie West and her grandmother Liza. All is well with the Oregon coast-side B&B until Melanie´s dog, Max, finds the dead body of one of their guests. Everyone at the inn immediately falls under suspicion, including the innkeepers themselves. Melanie and Liza are not sure who they can trust, and the idea of cohabitating with a murderer is enough to send chills down anyone´s spine. To make matters worse, the curmudgeonly town detective wants them to steer clear of the investigation, but doesn´t seem too inspired to solve the case in a timely fashion himself. To clear their own names and to avoid the blight on the inn´s reputation that yet another dead body will bring, Melanie and Liza dive headlong into the murder investigation. With a little help from their chuckling ghost, Melanie and Liza dodge the detective, tip-toe around their suspicious guests, and still serve up delicious bed-and-breakfast meals on time in Kate Kingsbury´s delightful second Merry Ghost Inn mystery, Doom with a View. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010339/bk_blak_010339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel about glamour, surveillance, and corruption in contemporary Cuba, from an internationally bestselling author--who has never before been translated into English Cleo, scion of a once-prominent Cuban family and a promising young writer in her own right, travels to Spain to collect a prestigious award. There, Cuban expats view her with suspicion--assuming she´s an informant for the Castro regime. To Cleo´s surprise, that suspicion follows her home to Cuba, where she finds herself under constant surveillance by the government. When she meets and falls in love with a Hollywood filmmaker, she discovers her family is not who she thought they were . . . and neither is the filmmaker.
While Christians have had a long heritage of rigorous scholarship and careful thinking, some circles still view the intellect with suspicion or even as contradictory to Christian faith. And many non-Christians are quick to label Christians as anti-intellectual and obscurantist. But this need not be so. In this classic introduction to Christian thinking, John Stott makes a forceful appeal for Christian discipleship that engages the mind as well as the heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001278/bk_hove_001278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is English, already isolated in this small, foreign village, and in her compounded grief, she has retreated even further. Pea and Margot stay out of her way and try to make things better, but they can´t make Maman happy again.When Pea befriends Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be a new papa. But why do the other villagers view Claude with suspicion, and what secrets does his large empty house hold?Beautifully written, haunting, and full of surprises, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion, and the blessings and perils of imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Piron-Gelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016956/bk_adbl_016956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following on All True Not a Lie in It, her brilliant, award-winning first novel, Alix Hawley brings us the dramatic end of fabled frontiersman Daniel Boone´s story - a heartbreaking and powerful imagining of a crucial period in North American history. The truth of it is that Daniel Boone, captured by the Shawnee, now the adopted son of a chief he respects and husband to a Shawnee wife, does not want to come back to his settler life. But when he learns the Shawnee and the English plan to attack the fort he founded, where his white wife and children remain, he escapes in order to warn them. No arms open to greet him, however: Rebecca has taken all of their children save one - Jemima - back east. The other settlers view him with suspicion, and some of them want him hanged as a traitor. Yet even his enemies know that nobody but Boone can save them in the brutal siege of the fort that is soon upon them, led by Blackfish, Boone´s Shawnee father. Heartsick over the carnage, when the siege is over Boone travels east to retrieve his family. He finds a wife who has made a life for herself and their children, and still resents him for their oldest son´s death. Slowly he woos her, until Rebecca finds herself following him back to Kentucky, to a new Boone settlement across the river from the old one. For a brief and peaceful time, Boone believes that maybe there´s a way that indigenous and white can travel forward together, but inevitably he realizes that he can´t control the juggernaut of hate and conquest that will soon roll over the Shawnee and the Cherokee. And he has to decide whether to simply be killed in the fighting, or to kill. In the tragic aftermath, Rebecca is left to wonder whether there is any way she can continue to love what remains of Boone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Einstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032204/bk_adbl_032204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Border Patrol agent Lily Turnbow is fighting a terrorist for her life when everything around her dissolves into a maelstrom of light and thunder. Awakening 100 years later, she finds a ruined world in which bands of mutants are at war with normal humans, and discovers she is as changed as her surroundings. Resurrected into a society only now beginning to recover from the Event that almost wiped out humanity, she has become a Cross-up, acquiring magical powers she never had before. Driven by a bewildering set of circumstances, she uses these powers for the good of the O’Quinn clan, a sword and horse society who have, against their better judgment, taken her in. But with few exceptions these people are not as appreciative of her help as one might expect. Even after killing one of her ´´own kind´´, the serial killer Philip Barnes - a Cross-up known in this time as Screenmaster - the O’Quinns view her with fear and suspicion. With the exception of O’Quinn cousin Nate Quick who is her most vocal advocate, the clan can’t wait to get rid of her. Sent before the clan elders, her alternatives are banishment into a lonely, friendless world where no one trusts anybody - or death. But Lily isn’t willing to die - again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001321/bk_bimo_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would cause a woman to stand on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to slip over it or live another day? How bad would it have to be? And what if she couldn´t turn to God because she believes he´s the root of all her problems? Set among the fragrant sweet smell of ripening orange tree blossoms, this emotional story is about a woman who battles God for the right to determine how things should be. Gabriella´s life has been filled with tragedy, including the mystery of why her own parents disappeared one night, leaving her alone at a tender young age. Soon after her husband dies, she and her son move to her childhood home - a house on a cliff by the sea in a village that time has left behind. It´s there that she and some local villagers begin the process of bringing her parent´s old orange grove back to life. As Gabriella begins to put together the pieces of why her parents abandoned her, she soon learns they were victims of powerful forces that threatened to tear apart the quiet little village by the sea. And that knowledge, along with all the other losses she´s experienced, causes Gabriella to view God with great suspicion and fear. So when her young son experiences a dramatic conversion and begins to serve him, an all-out battle ensues. During this time, Gabriella often feels called to the edge of the cliff, torn between letting herself slip over it and ending the pain, or fighting for a happiness she´s not even sure exists. Will Gabriella continue to do battle with God? Or will she come to have faith in the God she blames for all the tragedies she´s suffered? And what role will her young son play in her decision? This multi-layered novel considers questions like: What happens when God doesn´t act like we think he should? And can someone who has experienced so much pain and disappointment ever really let go of the hurt? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Crowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051506/bk_acx0_051506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.