Description : Mark Darrow grows up to become a superb trial lawyer – thanks to the mentorship of Lionel Farr, a professor at Caldwell, the local college. Now, it’s time for Farr to ask his still-youthful protégé to return the favour: an embezzlement scandal threatens to destroy Caldwell. Returning to his alma mater as president opens old wounds. Sixteen years before, he discovered the body of a black female student, Angela Hall, at the base of The Spire, the bell tower that dominates the leafy campus. His best friend, Steve Tillman, was charged with Angela’s murder and given a life sentence. Darrow begins his own inquiry into the murder, and is soon convinced that the killer is still at large. His own life too may be at risk . . . Gripping and razor-sharp, The Spire is a hugely satisfying thriller, a poignant love story – and Richard North Patterson’s most compelling novel in years.
Description : The year is 1719, of Median's Fifth Age. The world is on the brink of war. A thousand year old strife that never fully died. The need for Mana is ever growing. Attempts at peace treaties with the far away Rastanova Empire to the south, and the Drujhman Emirates to the west, seems failing. Unease shakes the foundations of the Commonwealth Reaches and the Alliance of Kingdoms. Enter Aractus d'aiTaran. Brilliant. Talented. Powerful. The youngest Ma'agan to ever be raised to the high title of Black Adept in his ancient order. Four years after the senseless murder of his master, the then most powerful man in the world, a mysterious letter arrives. Boldly promising answers, the author of the letter beckons Aractus to travel southwards through the lush reaches of Altecia, down to the remote ruins of Obsidian Hills. Aractus' very own place of birth, destroyed sixteen years earlier. Ignoring all signs of impending doom, Aractus sets off, aided by his three trusted friends; the love of his life and Apprentice, the lovely half-human half-high-elf Nydhea d'Arden, his best friend - the infamous Elven connoisseur of beautiful women - Aryawen Elmàr'ill, and Ragash do Marakhien, a Vampire Lord. Together they must seek the truth and pull apart the veil of a conspiracy that spans continents and centuries.
Description : '...the folly isn't mine. It's God's Folly. Even in the old days He never asked men to do what was reasonable. Men can do that for themselves. They can buy and sell, heal and govern. But then out of some deep place comes the command to do what makes no sense at all - to build a ship on dry land; to sit among the dunghills; to marry a whore; to set their son on the altar of sacrifice. Then, if men have faith, a new thing comes.' Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.
Description : From the celebrated creative team behind Six-Gun Gorilla, The Spire is a sprawling fantasy noir that Vulture called one of the "Ten Best Comic Books of 2015." At the Spire, a sprawling mountain of metal and stone in the middle of a radioactive desert, Sha, the Commander of the City Watch, is tasked with keeping the hodgepodge of forgotten technology and new biology safe. When a string of grisly murders is committed just as a new Baroness of the Spire is about to be sworn in, Sha will have to find the killer and bring them to justice. Collects all eight issues of the Eisner Award-nominated limited series.
Description : When a fellow shamus gets charged with murder, Wolfe comes to his rescue. Staten Island would be forgettable were it not for the gleaming Tabernacle of the Silver Spire, where thousands of congregants come every Sunday to hear the sermons of Barnabas Bay. Millions more tune in on television, giving the good Reverend international fame, and a chance to spread the gospel from New York City's harbor all the way to South Korea. But threatening notes have been appearing in the collection bag, suggesting that one of the faithful has decided it's time this good shepherd get the hook. Believing organized religion is nothing more than a scam, rotund sleuth Nero Wolfe refuses to investigate the threats, instead recommending veteran investigator Fred Durkin for the case. But when Durkin is accused of murdering the Reverend's assistant, Wolfe fights to clear his name. He may not be a Christian, but he will always help a brother in need.
Description : After 150 years, one man's story can finally be told...... Summer 1861 in Salisbury, England; Writing under the alias of Ralph Chatterforth, a narrator presents his story as a journey from innocent childhood through the key milestones that shaped his wretched character to ultimately confess the sins for which he undoubtedly suffered until his dying day. The Spire Chronicle is the tale of a man haunted by his recent past as he tries to make sense of a scandalous life. A melancholic and emotional reflection brought to life through the original Victorian prose. At times humorous, but in essence an honest confession of a seemingly immoral lifetime.