Is this new land a place where magics really happen?
From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale.
In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats....
We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the...
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
Two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient-that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has. Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago-and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the present.
Jude the Obscure, the semi-autobiographical final novel from Thomas Hardy explores notions of surprising candor; within the eponymous protagonist lies the tragic truth of failed ambitions and relationships. In a fierce exploration of the darkness of love and the intellect, this is one of the great tragic novels of English literature.
Jude Fawley, an earnest boy from a rural English village, dreams of a life of academia despite his working-class background....
Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, struggling with plans for their upcoming wedding and dealing with emotions from Gemma's recent miscarriage, are assigned to investigate a racially and socially charged case of a mother who disappeared a few months before her husband was murdered.
The daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
When a young woman's body is found in East London's Mudchute Park, Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James are called in to investigate, and as the look into the woman's past, they find a long list of murder suspects who all have something to hide.
Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door - literally. It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the...
Bow Street Superintendent Thomas Pitt is called to the scene when one of London's back alley prostitutes is found murdered and there is evidence left at the scene implicating the son of a wealthy, powerful gentleman.
Superintendent Thomas Pitt of Scotland Yard and his wife Charlotte search for the truth to the baffling murder of the moderator of the meeting between the Irish Catholics and Protestants being held at Ashworth Hall.
Tom Richards, a prominent film director finds his real life intertwining with his latest cinematic effort as he gets caught up in an adulterous affair with his leading star, discovers his wife is an illicit relationship, and learns that their daughter has run away from home.
Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace to investigate when a prostitute's murdered body is discovered in the queen's bed, leading to a scandal that could destroy the monarchy if Pitt cannot find the killer.
Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. En route to San Francisco to settle her family's estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams-and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived...
Sherlock Holmes rushes his son, Damien, to Holland to be treated for a gunshot wound, while his wife, Mary Russell travels around England trying to protect Damien's daughter from a religious fanatic, Rev. Thomas Brothers.
It's only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year's visit from Holmes's brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O'Hara-the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling's famed Kim. Inexplicably, O'Hara withdrew from the "Great Game" of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably...
The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell, suffering a temporary memory loss, searches for her"self," each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.