Stockholm. Zwei Todesfälle geben der Polizei große Rätsel auf. Ein Mann wird erhängt in einem leeren Zimmer gefunden, eine Frau liegt ertrunken auf einem Boot, das nie untergegangen ist. Zwei Morde, deren Hergang nicht zu erklären ist. Bis Kommissar Joona Linna schließlich eine Verbindung zwischen den Fällen entdeckt. Die Spur führt zu einem Mann, der die Violinen des "Teufelsgeigers" Paganini sammelt - und Albträume wahr werden lässt... Dieses E-Book enthält eine Leseprobe des neuen Thrillers von Lars Kepler "Ich jage dich".
Stockholm. Zwei Todesfälle geben der Polizei grosse Rätsel auf. Ein Mann wird erhängt in einem leeren Zimmer gefunden, eine Frau liegt ertrunken auf einem Boot, das nie untergegangen ist. Zwei Morde, deren Hergang nicht zu erklären ist. Bis Kommissar Joona Linna schliesslich eine Verbindung zwischen den Fällen entdeckt. Die Spur führt zu einem Mann, der die Violinen des "Teufelsgeigers" Paganini sammelt - und Albträume wahr werden lässt.
Pure, hundred‐proof distillation of Ellison. A righteous verbal high. Here you will find twenty of his very best stories and essays, including the four‐part ‘Scenes from the Real World,” an anecdotal history of the doomed TV series, The Starlost, that he created for NBC; “Tales from the Mountains of Madness”; and his hilariously brutal reportage on the three most important things in life, sex, violence, and labor relations. With an absolutely killer foreword by Stephen King.
His journey began with the blast of a shotgun aimed at a gleaming nimbus of light. The tightening of his finger on the trigger was almost accidental; his punishment was almost merciful. But his journey has just begun, and when it is over Paul Eyre will no longer be human....
Lars Kepler returns with a piercing, bestselling sequel to The Hypnotist After spellbinding audiences in The Hypnotist, Detective Inspector Joona Linna is back in The Nightmare, an internationally bestselling Swedish thriller published to critical acclaim in dozens of countries. As the Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet put it, "The reader is ready to sell his own soul for the opportunity to read this book without interruption, in one sitting." On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body? The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there's not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on. Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn't its gruesome crimes—it's the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.
The Significant Story Of Witchery And Religion, Unconscious Desire, Psychiatry And The Deep Dark Conflicts Of The Mind. All The Fascinating, Fabulous Lore Of Myth And Magic, Ancient And Modern Born Of This Demonic Visitor Of The Night.
From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the Bram Stoker Award-winning collection The Nightmare Chronicles -- 13 spine-tingling tales of dark mystery, supernatural thrills and twisted horror which "can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " says bestselling author Dean Koontz. “Clegg brings his stories together with a chilling fictive conceit....The effect is dangerously seductive.” -- Locus “Clegg's (The Halloween Man, etc.) collection of 13 tales takes risks and is full of passions that sometimes burst forth violently…Clegg's use of innovative metaphors catapults each story beyond a landscape crowded with the horror genre's usual monsters and madmen into a territory he alone can claim.” – Publisher’s Weekly “…Like M. R. James, Douglas Clegg can ‘write about the vile and horrific without seeming to smear it over himself or you.’ Like Shirley Jackson he has an understated precision of language and the ability to portray his characters emotionally in a wickedly effective manner. And, like Stephen King, he loves to tell stories and tells them well. At the same time, Clegg is a thoroughly modern writer...Without doubt, one of the best collections of the year. -- DarkEcho “Every story is perfectly different and definitely unlike any other horror novel/film I’ve read or watched…all of them have their images that could come back to you in your dreams.” – Doubleshot Reviews. “Clegg writes some of the most harrowing, unforgettable tales you're ever likely to come upon.. Clegg's best stories…slip into your subconscious and stay with you well beyond the last turning of the page...” – The Chiaroscuro “I was truly impressed with this collection, and was not surprised to learn that it received the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, and the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.” – Casual Debris Contains the short stories "Underworld" "O Rare and Most Exquisite" "The Rendering Man" "The Fruit of Her Womb" "The Hurting Season" "Chosen" "The Night Before Alec Got Married" "Only Connect" "The Little Mermaid," "Damned If You Do" "The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon" Plus the acclaimed novelettes, "White Chapel" and "I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes."
The future of medieval Japan is at stake once again. A ruthless and power hungry warlord has set out to destroy Moonshadow, a young ninja spy, and his clan of ninja warriors, the Grey Light Order. Luckily, Moonshadow has Snowhawk, a powerful girl ninja and former rival, at his side. Together, they face bounty hunters, a vengeful gangster, and cunning agents from Snowhawk's former clan. But their greatest enemy is a man who uses no weapons-a deadly ninja who enters his victims' minds in their sleep! Join Moonshadow and Snowhawk in this thrilling sequel to Rise of the Ninja!
Slithering from these pages are never-before-collected tales of suspense and wonder by the woman who invented modern-day dark fantasy: A man goes quietly to bed aboard the doomed Lusitania and awakens on a magical South Pacific Island just as the passenger liner is torpedoed. In a future where women rule the world, a sentient island becomes murderously jealous of a shipwrecked couple. Dire consequences await a human swept into the dark, magical world of elves. A deadly labyrinth coils around the dark heart of a picturesque landscape garden. Within an Egyptian sarcophagus lies the horrifying price of infidelity. Swirling unseen around us are loathsome creatures giving form to our basest desires and fears. A beautiful, veiled medium may hold the key to preventing unspeakable evil from slipping through the borderlands between life and death. On a lost island a woman pipe player and her monstrous dancing partner bring death and terror to five adventurers. ø The stories in this collection have played an integral role in the development of modern dark fantasy, greatly influencing such writers as H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt.
One night Ed Smith thought he was having a waking nightmare when he saw a monstrous face at his window, but in the morning his neighbors were missing. The people who later turned up were not quite right, and gradually Smith realized they not only weren't his neighbors, but weren't even human ... they were the creatures he had seen! In "The Nightmare People," Lawrence Watt-Evans has created a terrifying new monster in the classic tradition of Frankenstein and Dracula! Born and raised in Massachusetts, Lawrence Watt-Evans has been a full-time writer and editor for more than twenty years. The author of more than thirty novels, over one hundred short stories, and more than one hundred and fifty published articles, Watt-Evans writes primarily in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books. His short fiction has won the Hugo Award as well as twice winning the Asimov's Readers Award. His fiction has been published in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Poland, France, Hungary, and Russia. He served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1994 to 1996 and after leaving that office was the recipient of HWA's first service award ever. He is also a member of Novelists Inc., and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Married with two children, he and his wife Julie live in Maryland.
The Nightmare Affair is the first in a gripping new urban fantasy trilogy by Mindee Arnett. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother's infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker's house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He's hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn't get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli's dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli's dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she's up to and marks her as the next target. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It was an oil-rich, wheeler-dealer, easy-money, quick-profits, greed-driven oil-dependent economy. It was Texas in the1980's. And it all suddenly crashed in a whirlwind slide of events. Inside the Nightmare is the suspenseful, action-packed story focusing on Karen, the secretary to the evil president of one corruption-ruled bank. Her knowledge of the Grady Files, which chronicle the dangerous and illegal acts committed by the bankers, targets her for murder. Karen's lover, a pilot working undercover for the DEA, and dealing drugs with dangerous, loathsome drug lords, is aware of her precarious situation. Because of his association with the bank's president, who is funding the drug deals, and with vicious underworld drug criminals, he unknowingly places her in greater danger. Suspense builds as the bank teeters on the brink of collapse and Karen cannot escape the inevitable.
There's a secret you need to know. A secret about how nightmares are made. Welcome to the Nightmare Factory. When Andrew Lake and his twin sister Poppy are stolen from their dreams, they find themselves trapped in a strange realm parallel to our own. There, the evil Vesuvius rules over the Nightmare Factory with his army of Shadowmares, extracting fear from children to create nightmares all over the world. But Vesuvius wants more. He wants power. He wants Andrew... A thrilling adventure story that will leave you gasping for more: compelling, exciting...and just a little bit scary...
Psychology by Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher,James Hillman
This brilliant book brings Pan back to life by following C. G. Jung's famous saying: "The Gods have become our diseases." Chapters on nightmare panic, on masturbation, rape and nympholepsy, on instinct and synchronicity, and on Pan's female loves-echo, Syrinx, Selene, and the Muses-show the goat-God at work and play in the dark drives and creative passions of our lives. Hillman's insights present the archetypal figure in the depths of nature and archetypal psychology as a method of revelation.Pan and the Nightmare (which includes a full translation of Wilhelm Roscher's masterful 19th-century mythological-pathological treatise on Pan and the demons of the night) is the most radical study of this God ever undertaken>
The RiAn Organization, a secret society that renders public help without the knowledge or intervention of the FBI officials, was founded by Ricardo Hughes and Andrew. For the past many years, it had been solving numerous abduction and homicide cases, thereby salvaging the public from the dark clutches of the wicked. And one such case was that of a little boy Joe, who had been kidnapped while he was on his way to his friend's house... As the search for Joe continues, Andrew meets with an unfortunate death, or rather, a homicide. Ricardo feels nightmarish. Andrew's demise deeply disturbs him, and the way killer was using his criminal intelligence makes Ricardo more resolute to take him by horns, and he returns back to the FBI Dept. of Mexico, where he had been working a decade ago, from where he had to resign due to unfair allegations raised against him. Accompanied by his colleague Thomas McVeigh, the duo come across six more mysterious homicides, which give them recurrent nightmares, leaving the top cops baffled. As the story reaches its culmination, Ricardo and Thomas realize that all the homicides which initially looked unrelated, were, in fact, interconnected; and it was the very same guy who had been behind all these. They finally succeed in taking the killer to task, but...
Cassie Wilson enthusiastically volunteers for a study of psychic phenomena at the university, but the experiment goes awry when Cassie becomes disturbed by horrible nightmares that actually come true, and when she tries to warn people of the danger, theynot only do not heed her, they turn on her and hunt her down.