The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 0735221111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Not a Happy Family “The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People “I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton It all started at a dinner party. . . A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . . Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1473541549
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' Tess Gerritsen ***The fast-paced, addictive No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Over one million copies sold.*** PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING. You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour. Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone. You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there. What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit? 'Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page' HARLAN COBEN 'How well do we ever know those around us? THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will keep you glued to the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late' LISA GARDNER ***OUT NOW *** the brand-new unputdownable thriller: NOT A HAPPY FAMILY

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN: 9783404176687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Corgi Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04
ISBN: 9780552174060
Category: Family secrets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would he fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half-hour. Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone. You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there... What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit ?

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
Author: Tony Hillerman,Otto Penzler
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780618012718
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century Book Excerpt:

A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, Mickey Spillane, and many, many others. Reprint.

Hans Conried

Hans Conried
Author: Suzanne Gargiulo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2002-08-22
ISBN: 9780786413386
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hans Conried Book Excerpt:

Hans Conried was once described by the well-known Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper as "a high-strung, droll fellow, plagued by a multitude of talents." Conried was indeed a talented and versatile actor, but his versatility often worked against him. A complex individual who yearned to perform Shakespeare on the stage, he achieved success playing low comedy in films and on television. Conried performed in nearly 10,000 radio shows and hundreds of television programs and stage plays, as well as more than 80 films. Over the years, Conried also lent his distinctive voice to numerous animated shorts, phonograph records, commercials, and other projects. Some of his most memorable roles are Dr. Terwilliker in The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T; the voice of Captain Hook from Disney's Peter Pan; eccentric Uncle Tonoose on The Danny Thomas Show; the fussy elocutionist Percy Livermore on I Love Lucy; and the voice of comical villain Snidely Whiplash from Jay Ward's Dudley Do-Right series. This book chronicles Conried's life and career from his birth in 1917 through his death in 1982. Enlivened by many photographs as well as personal reminiscences from family, friends, and colleagues, the book also contains comprehensive information on Conried's radio, television, film, stage and voice work.

Someone We Know

Someone We Know
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0525557660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone We Know Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “Poised and chilling.” —Wall Street Journal “No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena—this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end.” —Ruth Ware Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Not a Happy Family Maybe you don't know your neighbors as well as you thought you did . . . "This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out." In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses--and into the owners' computers as well--learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets? In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . . You never really know what people are capable of.

Radio Programs 1924 1984

Radio Programs  1924  1984
Author: Vincent Terrace
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 1476605289
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Programs 1924 1984 Book Excerpt:

This is an encyclopedic reference work to 1,802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show’s adaptation to television. Many hundreds of program openings and closings are included.

A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 9781400026951
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in the House Book Excerpt:

From the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, comes a domestic thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart. Karen and Tom Krupp are happy--they've got a lovely home in upstate New York, they're practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished--her car's gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse--complete with phone and i.d.--behind. There's a knock on the door--the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town. The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she's mostly okay--except that she can't remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something's been moved. Something's not quite right. Someone's been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions. Because in this house, everyone's a stranger. Everyone has something they'd rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 1473541557
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in the House Book Excerpt:

'Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please...' FIONA BARTON Why would you run scared from a happy home? You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe . . . ***** Praise for Shari Lapena: 'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliché. Not any more.' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'Entirely compelling, utterly realistic. You will not see the twists coming.' Daily Mail 'Meticulously crafted and razor sharp.' HARLAN COBEN 'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' TESS GERRITSEN 'Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page.' The Times 'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest' SIMON KERNICK 'Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling' Heat OUT NOW the new Sunday Times bestseller from Shari Lapena: THE END OF HER COMING SOON the brand-new unputdownable thriller: NOT A HAPPY FAMILY ***AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW***

Someone We Know

Someone We Know
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1473553571
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone We Know Book Excerpt:

'The queen of the one-sit read' Linwood Barclay 'Shari Lapena is one of the best thriller writers in the business' Steve Cavanagh 'A masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through' C L Taylor ****** The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door. It can be hard keeping secrets in a tight-knit neighbourhood. In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets - one where everyone is polite and friendly - an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses. 'I'm so sorry. My son has been getting into people's houses. He's broken into yours.' Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their secrets? Maybe you don't know your neighbour as well as you thought you did . . . ****** Readers are obsessed with Shari Lapena: 'I was reading with my mouth open as I raced towards the final page.' 'I read it in one sitting, as I simply could not put it down.' 'An incredibly gripping read.' 'Fantastic book, from the first page I was hooked, couldn't put it down!' 'An excellent atmospheric thriller, full of intrigue and suspense.' COMING SOON: the gripping new novel from Shari Lapena: EVERYONE HERE IS LYING. Available to pre-order now!

Radio Program Openings and Closings 1931 1972

Radio Program Openings and Closings  1931  1972
Author: Vincent Terrace
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN: 1476612234
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Program Openings and Closings 1931 1972 Book Excerpt:

The openings and closings to radio programs of all types, from comedies (Blondie, The Jack Benny Program, Lum and Abner) to mysteries (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, The Black Chapel) to game shows (Can You Top This?, Truth or Consequences) to serials (Second Husband, Bachelor’s Children) to crime dramas (The Falcon, Eno Crime Clues, The Green Hornet, Mr. and Mrs. North) to westerns (Gunsmoke, Wild Bill Hickok, Hawk Larabee) that were aired between 1931 and 1972, are included in this work. Each entry has a brief introductory paragraph that provides information about the storyline, principal cast, sponsors and air dates. Commercials have been included if the programs were under regular sponsorship. Includes three appendices (sponsors; slogans and jingles; and World War II announcements) and an index.

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 198488056X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Happy Family Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door “Lapena is a master of manipulation. With her latest page-turning thriller… she is once again at the top of her game.” —USA Today “In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page...” —Paula Hawkins In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you?

The Designated Mourner

The Designated Mourner
Author: Wallace Shawn
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN: 1559363622
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Designated Mourner Book Excerpt:

A major work in the writings of Wallace Shawn.

Radio Series Scripts 1930 2001

Radio Series Scripts  1930  2001
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2006-05-05
ISBN: 1476606706
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Series Scripts 1930 2001 Book Excerpt:

Who were the 35 actors that performed with stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in radio’s The Abbott and Costello Show? Do scripts survive for the old Burns and Allen shows or the children’s crime fighter series The Green Hornet? Serious researchers and curious browsers interested in Golden Age radio will find a wealth of information in this reference collection. Most are from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, though subsequent decades are included for long-running shows. Crime series, whodunits, romances, situation comedies, variety shows, soap operas, quiz show series and others are included. Casual browsers will find tidbits on the radio careers of notables from other media (Humphrey Bogart, Ginger Rogers), mention of adaptations by famous authors (Jack London, Ray Bradbury), curious episode titles (“The Gorilla That Always Said Yeh-ah”) and series titles (Whispering Streets), and interesting sponsors (Insect-O-Blitz). The first section is an alphabetical list of T.O. Library’s significant radio script collections, with notes on their content and format. The second section is the guide to series scripts by program title. Entries include title and basic information, including collection(s) in which they are found; producers, directors, writers, musicians and regular cast; sponsors; and holdings by date, episode number and title. Increasing the book's usefulness for researchers are indexes by name, program and sponsor.

An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 0525557636
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unwanted Guest Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The twisty new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm--and one another.

Wanda s Tower

Wanda s Tower
Author: Robert Beatty
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1665529032
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wanda s Tower Book Excerpt:

Wanda the wanderer, practitioner of the movable feast, barroom pick-up artist, skilled technician at electronics and seduction, is a sexual adventuress who works as a repair and installer technician for a major telephone company. At an earlier age, just at the physical developmental stage where she was entering into puberty and her hormones are starting to run away with her, while on a road trip with her parents, staying in her own room at sleazy motel, she overhears a couple going at it hot and heavy in the next room over on the other side from her parents room. As Wanda listens, captivated, she longs to join the couple in the next room in their thrashing orgasmic encounter. These experiences have transformed Wanda’s life. As the second stage of her life opens, Wanda is now a mature women in her early thirties. Wanda has become fully dedicated at and skillful in the art of seduction and the quick get away without complications. Electronics is her profession and seduction is her hobby - she is dedicated to excellence in both her profession and avocation. She has no desire or intention to fall in love or get married. Both would de-rail her chosen life pattern. She is fully aware that she might find herself alone at the end of her life but she does not care. Wanda is fully ready to end up alone at the end of her life. It is a price she is willing to pay to live her life the way she prefers and wants to live it. Wanda and Chuck met each other under an assumed identity. Chuck's assumption and Wanda's carefully crafted procedure to avoid complications are both blown apart when they meet the next day on the installation project. Chuck is pleasantly surprised to find his lover again. Wanda is totally rattled by the unexpected complication. Things go smoothly. The two grow to like each other. More than just like each other. They make love (on the top of the completed relay tower - fresh roof tar end up on their backs). Wanda violates her rule of not having sex with a man more than once. Chuck is falling in love with Wanda. This is the kind of complication Wanda wants to avoid. Though she likes Chuck enough to violate one of her cardinal rules, Wanda still doesn't want to give up her lifestyle. Will Wanda give up her hedonistic lifestyle to be with Chuck forever? Will true and deeper love will emerge on Wanda's part and whether she and Chuck will come to be together for life or will Wanda's love of the open road triumph over love and take her away from real love and leave her on the road forever moving toward a horizon that keeps receding from her?

The Serpent and the Walking Stick

The Serpent and the Walking Stick
Author: Lucille Delgado Bridges
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 164349337X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Serpent and the Walking Stick Book Excerpt:

When Alma became deaf from an accident as an infant, her life became a torrent of tribulations and abuse. Her constant struggle for survival was epic, and without a miracle, she was doomed. In this book of the Delgado family saga, you will learn of the incredible miracles witnessed and brought to life in this unbelievable true story. This life-changing episode will bring you to the edge of your seat and touch every emotion you have ever experienced. You will be shocked at how family and mankind can be so cruel and merciless toward the less-fortunate. The constant battle between good and evil can take many unexpected and dangerous turns. Not even man's best friends are immune to the devil's hidden depth within those who are possessed. Only God can change the outcome and the direction of those who set out to harm and destroy the innocent. In this incredible book, you will learn that with God, all things are possible. Because, when the Lord has your back, you can become safely bulletproof. But, sometimes the emotional damage left behind, can be just as crippling and painful. You won't want to miss the conclusion of this heart pounding episode in The Serpent and the Walking Stick "" 2 and witness even more great miracles that God has in store for this dysfunctional family.

A Shot Rang Out

A Shot Rang Out
Author: Jon L. Breen
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-09-08
ISBN: 1605431680
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shot Rang Out Book Excerpt:

A collection of mystery criticism and essays from the reviewer of books for Ellery Queen Magazine. Jon Breen is the worthy successor of Anthony Boucher and his hundreds of reviews of books and authors is a must-have for all serious mystery fans. A Ramble House book

Twelve Months

Twelve Months
Author: Harry Shotta
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN: 1783337982
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Months Book Excerpt:

Twelve Month’s is the story of a turbulent year in the life of Harry Shotta. A multi award winning MC who is known for his rapid fire delivery and versatility, this book gives readers an insight into the story behind his ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. Delving into emotional memories from his childhood and a year which included extreme highs and lows it is a very personal and honest account of a year filled with ‘love and pain in the fast lane’.