It has been 20 years since the war between faeries and humans destroyed everything. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic, which is now considered lethal by humans. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. When Liza’s mother gives birth to a faerie baby with hair clear as glass, her father abandons the infant on a hillside to die; Liza’s mother then runs away, and Liza begins to have magical visions of her own. Petrified that her powers might cause death, Liza flees into the woods with her friend Matthew, only to be attacked by deadly trees and rescued by a woman with magic. The plot quickens as Liza realizes that the woman is connected to her mother’s past, knowledge that propels Liza into a dangerous journey in search of her mother. Her quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds. Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction–as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.
Read By Nicola Daval.
John Saul (born February 25, 1942) is an American author of suspense and horror novels. Most of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List.
1978 Punish the Sinners 128kbps
1979 Cry For The Strangers 48kbps
1980 Comes the Blind Fury 64kbps
1984 Nathaniel 160kbps
1985 Brain Child 64kbps
1987 The Unwanted 128 kbps
1988 The Unloved 128 Kbps
1990 Second Child 96 Kbps
1991 Darkness 64kbps
1991 Sleepwalk 64kbps
1992 Shadows 64kbps
1993 Guardian 64kbps
1995 Black Lightning 64kbps
1997 The Blackstone Chronicles 48kbps
1998 The Presence 64kpbs
1999 The Right Hand of Evil 64kbps
2000 Nightshade 64kbps
2001 The Manhattan Hunt Club 96 Kbps
2002 Midnight Voices 96kbps
2004 Black Creek Crossing 96kbps
2005 Perfect Nightmare 64kbps
2006 In the Dark of the Night 24kbps
2007 The Devil’s Labyrinth 64kbps
2008 Faces of Fear 128 kbps
2009 House of Reckoning 64kbps
A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hipswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a man’s body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatre’s current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life? Then Annie’s investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where secrets and deceit are the norm, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. The deeper he digs the more he discovers that the monster he has awakened will extend its deadly reach to his friends and family. Nobody is safe!
Read by Simon Prebble.
A dozen of the very best mystery stories from crime-fiction’s maestro, including one brand new Inspector Banks story. Best known — and much admired — for his long-running and bestselling Inspector Banks series, Peter Robinson is also widely and highly praised by mystery mavens for his riveting short stories. Robinson’s versatile talent is on full display in the twelve stories that comprise his latest short story collection, The Price of Love and Other Stories. Spellbinding plots, suspense that grips and won’t let go, utterly unpredictable twists, psychological truths both sweet and scary, characters you’d like to meet (and some you’d hope never to encounter), all set in places that are characters themselves — these are the fundamentals of story and mystery that Robinson plays like the virtuoso he is.
Acclaimed internationally bestselling author Peter Robinson delivers a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller in which Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But since Banks is away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she’s found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin–a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control. But trouble is only beginning for Annie, the Eastvale force, and Banks, and this time, the fallout may finally do the iconoclastic inspector in. For it turns out that Erin’s best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI’s daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed.
Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English author, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories known as the Books of Blood which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was the Executive Producer of the film Gods and Monsters, which won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Damnation Game (Abridged)
Damnation Game (Unabridged)
In The Flesh
Mister B. Gone
The Body Politic
The Hellbound Heart
The History of the Devil
The Inhuman Condition
The Thief of Always
Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife Laura. Now he’s back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however. A man died there, sixty years ago. His wife was convicted of murder. And something is pulling Chris deeper and deeper into the story of Grace Elizabeth Fox, who was hanged by the neck until she was dead..
Read by Susan Lyons, Toby Lennet Moore.
Theodore Bundy was one of the most infamous, flamboyant American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy’s life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.
From the Foreword by J.A. Konrath: “Crouch is one of the best thriller short story writers I know. He uses words like an artist uses a paintbrush; to hurt, to stun, to shock, to provoke, to touch. This collection also features my very favorite short story of all time. Not just my favorite by Crouch, but the best one I’ve ever read by anyone. It’s called “Unconditional.” It is flat-out brilliant and unforgettable, and that one tale is worth the price of this entire collection.”
Arthur Cathcart and Natsumi Fitzgerald wanted to believe they were free of the nearly invisible, malignant forces they had pursued, and been pursued by, across continents and oceans. The slightly brain-damaged tech-freak researcher and the blackjack-dealing psychologist had convinced themselves that life aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean, incognito and in love, could be a lasting refuge. The death of that illusion was as brutal as it was abrupt. Even people who knew how to dodge ruthless outlaws and relentless law enforcement learned there were powers from which no one could ever hide – not in the 21st century, not if you wanted more than to simply exist. To truly live in the world, you had to have a world that allows you to live. Soldiers fighting in Vietnam had a saying when pinned down under enemy fire: The only way out is through. And so it is that Arthur and Natsumi take to the fight, where the full expanse of both the virtual and material worlds is the field of engagement, nearly blind to the threats that surround them yet searching for that impossible path back to the ordinary lives they’d been forced to abandon. Wiser, stronger, and more experienced in the art of clandestine combat than they ever imagined they’d be, Arthur and Natsumi understand what makes you strong can also get you killed in a hurry – that the reserves of resilience and determination aren’t limitless, that the power of intellect and craft dwindles in the face of a pitiless and resolute foe, that there are a billion ways to die but only one way to live.
Read by Donald Corren.