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Hummingbird Salamander Audiobook

Hummingbird Salamander

Author: Jeff VanderMeer Narrator: Lisa Flanagan Release Date: April 2021

’Frankly superb.  This pummelling eco-thriller camouflages the true ‘understory’ of societal collapse, and glows in the dark with original thinking’ David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in the Pacific Northwest. A harrowing descent into a secret world. Security consultant and former wrestler 'Jane Smith' receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit that holds a taxidermied hummingbird and clues leading her to a taxidermied salamander. Silvina, the dead woman who left the note, is a reputed ecoterrorist and the daughter of an Argentine industrialist. By taking the hummingbird from the storage unit, Jane sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control.    Soon, Jane and her family are in danger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril. Is the only way to safety to follow in Silvina’s footsteps? Is it too late to stop? As she desperately seeks answers about why Silvina contacted her, time is running out—for her and possibly for the world.    Hummingbird Salamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.

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Savage Row Audiobook

Savage Row

Author: Britney King Narrator: Laura Jennings Release Date: April 2021

'Truly terrifying. The kind of story that sticks with you long after the final page is turned.' — Booklist The international bestselling author of Her and The Social Affair returns with another suspenseful thriller that very well could be set in the house next door. Jack Mooney, a career criminal, has been in prison for nearly a decade, quietly nursing his hatred for the jurors who put him there. One in particular gets him through the endless days--the alluring Amy Stone. When Mooney is granted early release, he makes Amy his first priority. To his delight, she's even more enticing than before, and better still, she has a lot more to lose than he'd imagined. As Mooney's campaign of terror mounts, the police seem powerless to protect the Stone family, who must rely on their wits to survive a psychopath hell-bent on revenge.

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Bait Money: A Nolan Novel Audiobook

Bait Money: A Nolan Novel

Author: Max Allan Collins Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: April 2021

The mob couldn't kill him, the cops couldn't catch him, and even time wouldn't slow him down. His name's Nolan ... a shrewd, restless tough guy with a talent for theft. With a lifetime of heists under his belt and a bullet in his side, he's ready to retire. And the Mafia's eager to help him along ... permanently. They think he's got a debt to pay-with his life. But after all these years, they might be willing to settle for 100 grand instead. Nolan's got to pull a bank job to try to save his ass. Trouble is, the only people willing to help him are a kid whose idea of danger comes out of comic books, a punk as green as the grass he smokes, and a sweet young thing who gets her kicks playing one man off another ... and another ... It's a desperate gamble-for the highest stakes-and Nolan's down to his last chip ...

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Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone: A Bastards of Pizzofalcone Book Audiobook

Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone: A Bastards of Pizzofalcone Book

Author: Maurizio De Giovanni Narrator: Chris Kayser Release Date: April 2021

Second in the contemporary Italian crime fiction series featuring Inspector Lojacono by the bestselling author of the Commissario Ricciardi novels. A kidnapped child and the burglary of a high-class apartment: Two crimes that seem to have no connection at all until Inspector Lojacono, known as “The Chinaman,” starts to investigate.Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone is the second book in a series set in contemporary Naples that draws inspiration from Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels and features a large cast of complicated cops doing battle with ruthless criminals. De Giovanni is one of the most dexterous and successful writers of crime fiction currently working in Europe. His award-winning and bestselling novels, all set in Naples, offer a brilliant vision of the criminal underworld and the police that battle it in Europe’s most fabled, atmospheric, dangerous, and lustful city. “Imagine Fellini and Chandler collaborating on a Neapolitan remake of Our Town, and that begins to give you an idea of what you’re in for with Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone. . . While de Giovanni never wavers from a world where terrible people do terrible things, motivated by selfishness, greed, and loathing (for themselves, for others, for both), he illuminates the soft underbelly of fear and loss without being manipulative.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “The police characters are flawed, lovable, and believable—you cannot but take to them . . . Naples comes through loud and clear in the story.”—Tripfiction

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Todo lo mejor Audiobook

Todo lo mejor

Author: César Pérez Gellida Narrator: Patxi Freytez Release Date: March 2021

Una ciudad separada por un muro y unida por un sanguinario asesino. Dos investigadores que descubrirán que la crueldad no tiene límites. Una historia negra para iniciarse en el género Gellida. Viktor Lavrov es un joven talento perteneciente al KGB destinado en Berlín durante el periodo más crudo de la Guerra Fría. Pronto recibirá un delicado encargo que pondrá a prueba sus conocimientos en psicología criminalista y sus virtudes como agente de inteligencia. El caprichoso destino hará que su camino se cruce con el del inspector jefe de la Kriminalpolizei, Otto Bauer, empecinado en resolver las terribles muertes de cinco menores que parecen estar relacionadas entre sí, unos asesinatos que se niegan a reconocer desde las más altas instancias de la RDA. Con ocho novelas publicadas, César Pérez Gellida es ya un referente en la actualidad literaria de nuestro país. El vallisoletano regresa ahora con su relato más negro, una historia repleta de intriga, una explosión narrativa que mantiene los ingredientes que han atrapado a miles de lectores y que significa un paso adelante a nivel estilístico con respecto al resto de su obra. 'CÉSAR PÉREZ GELLIDA ES, SIN NINGUNA DUDA, EL MEJOR AUTOR DE NOVELA NEGRA DE ESPAÑA'. JUAN GÓMEZ-JURADO

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Skim Deep: A Nolan Novel Audiobook

Skim Deep: A Nolan Novel

Author: Max Allan Collins Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: March 2021

The first new Nolan novel in thirty-three years from one of the masters of the genre, Max Allan Collins, award-winning author of Road to Perdition. The onetime world-class thief Nolan-now happily gone straight with his own restaurant/nightclub-whisks his longtime lover Sherry off to Vegas for a trip to a wedding chapel and a honeymoon stay. But an eye-in-the-sky security cam at a casino spots Nolan, whose past catches up with him when he's thought to be casing the joint. An old "friend" sees Nolan as the perfect patsy for a scheme to heist the weekly skim haul, and when the former thief's young frequent accomplice, Jon-a musician in the casino's house band-finds the couple mysteriously, suspiciously missing, it's up to Nolan's Best Man to keep wedding bells from tolling a funeral march.

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The Bastards of Pizzofalcone: A Bastards of Pizzofalcone Book Audiobook

The Bastards of Pizzofalcone: A Bastards of Pizzofalcone Book

Author: Maurizio De Giovanni Narrator: Chris Kayser Release Date: March 2021

The “engrossing” sequel to The Crocodile kicks off an Italian crime fiction series by the author of the bestselling Commissario Ricciardi novels.—Publishers Weekly They’ve made a fresh start at the Pizzofalcone precinct of Naples. They fired every member of the investigative branch after they were found guilty of corruption. Now, there’s a group of detectives, a new commissario, and a new superintendent. The new cops immediately find themselves investigating a high-profile murder that has the whole town on edge. Heading the investigation is Inspector Lojacono, known as “the Chinaman,” a cop with a checkered past who is currently riding a reputation as a crack investigator after having captured a serial killer known as “The Crocodile.” Lojacono’s partner is Aragona, who wants to be known as “Serpico,” but the name doesn’t stick. Luigi Palma, a.k.a. “Gigi,” is the commissario, Francesco Romano, known as “Hulk,” is the slightly self-deluded lieutenant. Lojacono, Aragona, Palma, and Romano are joined by a cast of cops portrayed by bestselling author Maurizio de Giovanni with depth and intimate knowledge of the close-knit world of police investigators.De Giovanni’s award-winning and bestselling novels, all set in Naples, offer a brilliant vision of the criminal underworld and the lives of the cops in Europe’s most fabled, atmospheric, dangerous, and lustful city. “Colorful, fully drawn characters and several intriguing subplots help propel the plot to a satisfying resolution.”—Publishers Weekly “De Giovanni provides satisfyingly logical answers to every riddle . . . Despite the Neapolitan setting, the crew of mismatched cops may remind you of similar teams in Sweden, New York, or Hollywood. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”—Kirkus Reviews

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The Wake: an absolutely gripping psychological suspense Audiobook

The Wake: an absolutely gripping psychological suspense

Author: Vikki Patis Narrator: Rosie Akerman Release Date: February 2021

When Richard Asquith dies in a car crash, it sets in motion a series of events that threaten to destroy his family and those around him.Richard has left behind children who dislike him, women who are bitter, and a question lingering over the disappearance of his daughter many years ago. As the family gathers at his wake, secrets from the past come to light, and the tension starts to boil over. This gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller will appeal to fans of domestic noir and authors like C. L. Taylor, Claire McGowan, and B. A. Paris.

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Consummatum est (Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne 3) Audiobook

Consummatum est (Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne 3)

Author: César Pérez Gellida Narrator: Pau Ferrer Release Date: February 2021

Augusto sabe que todo tiene su final... Él mejor que nadie. El esperado desenlace de la trilogía «Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne». La pequeña localidad islandesa de Grindavik amanece con todos los miembros de una familia brutalmente asesinados. En uno de los países del mundo con menor tasa de homicidios por habitante, el comisario de la Brigada de Homicidios de Reikiavik, Ólafur Olafsson, se enfrenta al caso más escabroso que ha visto justo en el ocaso de su carrera profesional. Pero muy pronto todas las pistas empiezan a apuntar hacia un sofisticado asesino en serie, Augusto Ledesma, que durante varios años ha ido componiendo una siniestra poética de versos regados de sangre a lo largo y ancho de Europa. Ante tales evidencias, la INTERPOL decide poner al frente del caso al jefe de la Unidad de Búsqueda Internacional de Prófugos, Robert J. Michelson, que se rodeará de un grupo especial integrado por algunos «viejos conocidos» del asesino. En Consummatum est el lector asistirá al ansiado desenlace de una trilogía que ha robado el sueño a quienes leyeron Memento mori y continuaron recorriendo los laberintos de la mente criminal con Dies irae. El singular y novedoso estilo narrativo de Pérez Gellida promete no dejar indiferente a nadie en este magistral e imprevisible acto final. Reseñas: «Hay dos formas de hacer suspense: acometerlo a la perfección o ser distinto. Gellida es lo segundo, pero sin dejar en ningún momento de ser lo primero.» Ángeles López, La Razón «Novela negra cargada de muerte cuya breve vida ha sido luminosa. Publicada apenas hace unos días [...]. El suceso literario ya es inocultable.» El Mundo «La novela policiaca de moda.» ABC «Consummatum est, el cierre de lo que ya es, hoy por hoy, la más poderosa trilogía criminal de nuestras letras. [...] Todo el talento que ya percibimos y admiramos en las dos primeras entregas, aquí estalla de una forma apoteósica, rotunda, absoluta Ramón Palomar, Las Provincias «El autor nos sitúa al borde del precipicio literario, introduciendo un sinfín de giros inesperados que consiguen sorprender al lector y cerrar la trama a lo grande.» Revista Krítica «La historia que tiene en vilo a miles de lectores [...]. El fenómeno editorial más destacado en España en los últimos meses.» El Norte de Castilla «César Pérez Gellida demuestra que su ciudad también puede ser el escenario de una novela negra al estilo de los mejores títulos del género procedentes del norte de Europa. Su debut literario cuenta, además, con atractivos más allá de la historia que narra, como la banda sonora.» Culturatic.es «Pérez Gellida posee esa cualidad innata de todo buen estratega de saber cuándo hay que jugársela, y ahora saborea desde la trinchera editorial el éxito del que se sabe tenido en cuenta.» Diario Sur

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Pickard County Atlas: A Novel Audiobook

Pickard County Atlas: A Novel

Author: Chris Harding Thornton Narrator: James Fouhey Release Date: January 2021

'An atmospheric, slow-burning beauty of a book, rich with raw-edged lyricism and achingly real characters.' —Tana French, author of The Searcher Small-town secrets loom large in this spellbinding debut about the aftershocks of crime and trauma that shake a Nebraskan town. In a dusty town in Nebraska’s rugged sandhills, weary sheriff’s deputy Harley Jensen patrols the streets at night, on the lookout for something—anything—out of the ordinary. It’s July 1978, and the heat is making people ornery, restless. That and the Reddick family patriarch has decided, decades after authorities ended the search for his murdered boy’s body, to lay a headstone. Instead of bringing closure, this decision is the spark that threatens to set Pickard County ablaze. On a fateful night after the memorial service, Harley tails the youngest Reddick and town miscreant, Paul, through the abandoned farms and homes outside their run-down town. The pursuit puts Harley in the path of Pam Reddick, a restless young woman looking for escape, bent on cutting the ties of motherhood and marriage. Filled with desperate frustration, Pam is drawn to Harley’s dark history, not unlike that of her husband, Rick—a man raised in the wreckage of a brother’s violent death and a mother’s hardened fury. Unfolding over six tense days, Pickard County Atlas sets Harley and the Reddicks on a collision course—propelling them toward an incendiary moment that will either redeem or end them. Engrossing, darkly funny, and real, Chris Harding Thornton’s debut rings with authenticity and a nuanced sense of place even as it hums with menace, introducing an astonishing new voice in suspense. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD

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Dies irae (Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne 2) Audiobook

Dies irae (Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne 2)

Author: César Pérez Gellida Narrator: Pau Ferrer Release Date: January 2021

Después de Memento mori... ha llegado el día de la ira. Segunda entrega de la trepidante trilogía «Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne». La acción de este thriller implacable arranca en la peculiar ciudad italiana de Trieste, frontera entre dos mundos. Augusto Ledesma elige el que fuera hogar de James Joyce como primer escenario para continuar su siniestra obra, que alimenta del aliento de sus víctimas y de la humillación de sus perseguidores. Hasta allí se trasladará el inspector Ramiro Sancho en su frenética y obsesiva persecución de un asesino en serie que parece haber acentuado su voracidad. Entretanto, al otro lado de la frontera, el psicólogo criminalista y exagente del KGB Armando Lopategui, «Carapocha», recorrerá las calles de Belgrado junto a su hija y ahora discípula con el propósito de zanjar cuentas con un pasado despiadado del que no logra despojarse. En otra vuelta de tuerca, a través de fugaces viajes en el tiempo, descubriremos cómo se fraguó la relación entre Pílades y Orestes y asistiremos a su sorprendente desenlace. Tras el rotundo éxito de Memento mori, primera parte de la trilogía «Versos, canciones y trocitos de carne», César Pérez Gellida nos conduce de nuevo por los complejos laberintos que conforman la mente criminal desde los ojos de sus protagonistas, ya sean víctimas, asesinos en serie, genocidas o quienes les persiguen. El inesperado desarrollo de los acontecimientos obligará al lector a pasar páginas en una ineludible búsqueda de respuestas. Haciendo gala de un particular estilo cinematográfico aclamado por la crítica literaria, el autor nos envuelve en una trama adictiva, tejida a partir de un argumento sólido y pespunteado de poemas y canciones que componen una singular banda sonora del crimen. Reseñas: «Ahora surge una nueva generación de escritores donde destaca César Pérez Gellida. Él contribuye a esta deconstrucción de la novela negra que revitaliza el género huyendo de la ortodoxia.» Las Provincias «Una de las nuevas voces de la novela negra en España.» Levante «[Se sitúa] en un estimulante tête è tête con otros grandes de la novela negra.» Sur

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Beirut Noir Audiobook

Beirut Noir

Author: Imam Humaydan Narrator: Elias Khalil Release Date: January 2021

Featuring brand-new stories by: Rawi Hage, Muhammad Abi Samra, Leila Eid, Hala Kawtharani, Marie Tawk, Bana Baydoun, Hyam Yared, Najwa Barakat, Alawiyeh Sobh, Mazen Zahreddine, Abbas Beydoun, Bachir Hilal, Zena El Khalil, Mazen Maarouf, and Tarek Abi Samra. From the introduction by Iman Humaydan (translated by Michelle Hartman): “Beirut is a city of contradiction and paradox. It is an urban and rural city, one of violence and forgiveness, memory and forgetfulness. Beirut is a city of war and peace. This short story collection is a part of a vibrant, living recovery of Beirut. Beirut Noir recovers the city once again through writing, through the literary visions of its authors . . . “From within this collection of stories, a general attitude toward Beirut emerges: the city is viewed from a position of critique, doubt, disappointment, and despair. The stories here show the vast maze of the city that can’t be found in tourist brochures or nostalgic depictions of Beirut that are completely out of touch with reality. Perhaps this goes without saying in a collection of stories titled Beirut Noir. But the ‘noir’ label here should be viewed from multiple angles, and it takes on many different forms in the stories. No doubt this is because it is imbricated in the distinct moments that Beirut has lived through and how they are depicted in the stories.”

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