Quercus publishing digital

  • Anglais Empire State

    Henry Porter

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 29 November 2018
  • Anglais Ashes

    Bick Ilsa J

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 25 September 2011

    Seventeen-year-old Alex is hiking through the wilderness when it happens: an earth-shattering electro-magnetic pulse that destroys almost everything. Survivors are divided between those who have developed a superhuman sense and those who have acquired a taste for human flesh. These flesh-hunters stalk the land: hungry, ruthless and increasingly clever.Alex meets up with Tom, a young army veteran, and Ellie, a lost girl, and they will fight together and be torn apart. Alex must face the most difficult question of all: in such vastly changed world, who can you trust?b

  • Anglais Every Other Day

    Barnes Jennifer Lynn

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 2 February 2012

    Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She argues with her father. She's human. And then every day in between... she's something else entirely. Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism. When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has only one day to save her, and unfortunately she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive... and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.

  • Anglais Madame Tussaud

    Moran Michelle

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 3 March 2011

    Paris, 1788.Marie is a young woman in love with her oldest friend and neighbour, Henri. But she is also a determined businesswoman, eager to see her family's waxwork museum keep them safe and solvent. Her gift for modelling faces in wax brings her to Versailles, where she must teach the king's sister her skill. But the coming revolution will place Marie, her family and all of Paris in grave danger. As the monarchy is overthrown and the guillotine becomes a fixture in French life, Marie is expected to show her patriotism by making death masks from the severed heads of every key figure killed as the Reign of Terror begins and France enters its darkest time. How will Marie survive the Revolution? Who will survive it with her? And just how will this girl come to be known as the woman behind one of the most famous museums in the world?b

  • Anglais Through the Children's Gate

    Gopnik Adam

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 29 September 2011

    On every page of this delicious book you will meet characters and situations that tell you this could only be New York. The parents who are determined to get their children literally to fly at the school production of Peter Pan - the Cambodian cashier at the local deli who is more Jewish than Gopnik's grandfather - his gloriously peculiar analyst who argues that a name can be damaging to the human psyche, saying Adam's name is very ugly - the birder who takes Adam to see the huge flock of feral parrots that have taken over Flatbush. No one knows how they got there or how they survive the brutal winters, but they do. And flourish on it. 'These birds are so bold. They are real New Yorkers. They have so much attitude'.bThrough the Children's Gate is written with Gopnik's signature mix of mind and heart, elegantly and exultantly alert to the minute miracles that bring a place to life.

  • Anglais The Godwulf Manuscript (A Spenser Mystery)

    Parker Robert B

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 11 April 2013

    The first in the series featuring private detective Spenser sees Spenser hired to return a stolen fourteenth-century manuscript to its rightful owners, an investigation that soon leads him into a complex web of murder, radical politics, adultery, drugs and organised crime.

  • Anglais Mortal Stakes (A Spenser Mystery)

    Parker Robert B

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 18 April 2013

    When it seems the star pitcher of the Boston Red Sox baseball team is accepting bribes to lose games, private detective Spenser goes undercover as a baseball writer to find out the truth. But soon he discovers a nasty tale of blackmail and his cover is blown apart...

  • Anglais A Savage Place (A Spenser Mystery)

    Parker Robert B

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 13 June 2013

    TV reporter Candy Sloan is in danger, after investigating labour racketeering in Hollywood's movie industry. Someone isn't happy about it. Spenser is hired to keep Candy safe until the story breaks, but when he discovers quite how far she is willing go to secure her headline, he begins to have second thoughts about the job. But soon her unorthodox approach isn't his only concern...

  • Anglais Fame

    Kehlmann Daniel

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 2 September 2010

    Imagine being famous. Wouldn't that be great?But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where no one spoke your language. Where no one knew your face and you had no way of contacting home. How would your fame help you then?What would happen if someone got hold of your mobile phone? If they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director and started making decisions for you. And when no one believed that you were you any more, when you saw a lookalike acting your roles for you, what would you do? In this delightfully entertaining book, Daniel Kehlmann throws his characters into situations that are thrilling, funny, surprising and tragic, confirming his place as one of his generation's finest writers.b

  • Anglais The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Larsson Stieg

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 9 July 2009

    Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

  • Anglais The Paradise Trap

    Jinks Catherine

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 2 February 2012

    Eleven-year-old Marcus loves video games and hates the beach. So he is not happy when his mum Holly drags him to Diamond Beach, the place she loved as a child. Once there, Holly meets Coco, her friend from her childhood. She is there with her electronics-obsessed husband, Sterling Huckstepp, and their kids, cool teenage Newt, pizza-loving Edison and the family robot, Prot. Opening a door into the basement of Holly's caravan, Edison discovers the most amazing amusement park. Whoever opens a door in the basement finds themselves in their very own dream vacation. But when the dream becomes impossible to escape from, it all begins to feel more like a nightmare: Marcus, Holly, and the Huckstepps find themselves trapped in a matrix of terrifyingly perfect dreamscapes peopled with strange characters that will allow them to do anything they want, except leave...

  • Anglais Measuring the World

    Kehlmann Daniel

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 4 October 2010

    Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world. Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in Göttingen to know that space is curved. He can run prime numbers in his head, cannot imagine a life without women and yet jumps out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a mathematical formula. Measuring the World is a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humour and unforgettable characterization. It brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success.

  • Anglais The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

    Nicholson William

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 27 May 2010

    Laura is content enough with her marriage, her two children and her part-time job - until an ex-lover whom she had thought was 'the one' gets in touch out of the blue. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled, and she realises how stagnant her life has become. But how much happiness has she a right to expect, and what of the pain she might cause to achieve it?Unknown to Laura, many others in her Sussex village are living with their own unresolved inner dramas. None of them guesses at her crisis. Yet every decision they take has an impact on those around them. The hidden longings of a large cast of characters interweave in a gripping plot that reveals ordinary life at its richest: comic and tragic, poignant and cruel, surprising and moving.

  • Anglais Anarchy and Old Dogs

    Cotterill Colin

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 7 May 2009

    When a blind, retired dentist is run down by a logging truck as he crosses the road to post a letter, Dr Siri Paiboun, official and only coroner of Laos, finds himself faced with his most explosive case yet. The dentist's mortal remains aren't nearly as intriguing as the letter in his pocket. Written in invisible ink and encrypted, the letter presents Dr Siri with an irresistible challenge. Enlisting the help of his old friend, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui ('Fatty'); Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Dr Siri soon finds himself on the trail of an international plot to overthrow the government of Laos.

  • Anglais The Second Empress

    Moran Michelle

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 5 July 2012

    Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. For Josephine's daughter, Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband, Napoleon's brother, having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon's betrayal. For his new wife, it is a terrible duty she must take on in her father's name. She has nothing in common with the strange, older man she has married and can find little in her life to enjoy. But an unlikely friendship with Hortense will bring her much comfort, especially as she must fight for her own happiness. For Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention and affection. Having spent years attempting to control his power and his influence, she must fight harder and dirtier if she is to win... b

  • Anglais The Ghost Roads

    McNamee Eoin

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 1 March 2012

    The nefarious leader of the Ring of Five, Ambrose Longford, is still determined to control both the Upper World and Lower World. But Danny and his friends at Wilsons School for Spies stand in his way. As Danny struggles with his role in the spy world, Longford is attempting to bring down the other members of the Ring, to usurp all of its power. Or is he? In this exhilarating conclusion to the Ring of Five trilogy, Eoin McNamee's twists and turns will leave readers wondering who they can believe...

  • Anglais God Save the Child (A Spenser Mystery)

    Parker Robert B

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 11 April 2013

    When a fourteen-year-old boy disappears from a decent neighbourhood, everyone thinks he has run away. Everyone, that is, except private detective Spenser, who is hot on the trail of the missing boy; a trail that leads to corruption and a deadly partnership.

  • Anglais Playing with Matches

    Wall Carolyn

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 5 July 2012

    Clea Shine has grown up tough because she had to. Her mother's drinking, her husband's philandering, and the poverty of her youth have hardened her. After one betrayal too many, she packs her kids into the car and drives home - to the clapboard house of the woman who raised her, Jerusha Lovemore. Clea and Jerusha have a bond beyond blood, a respect for the sacrifices they have made for one another, and something as deep and as powerful as love. Their relationship is tested as Clea delves into her past, searching through the wreckage of a troubled youth for clues as to why her happiness is so elusive. A storm is coming to this Mississippi town, and it will blow the roof from the house, exposing the secrets that have been kept from Clea her entire life. b

  • Anglais Rendition

    Sullivan Mark

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 8 November 2012

    Berlin, 2005: Super-thief Robin Monarch is leading a CIA Special Operations Group, charged with capturing a defected nuclear physicist. Yet kidnappings, Monarch has learned from painful experience, rarely go like clockwork . . .b bBuenos Aires, 1985: Sixteen-year-old Robin Monarch has been a member of the Brotherhood of Thieves for two years. And he's just been handed his most risky and morally questionable mission to date: the abduction of a teenage heiress.b bROGUE GENESIS is a collection of two short stories (INCURSION and RENDITION) and one novella (THE ESCAPE ARTIST) introducing Robin Monarch - CIA agent, expert thief, and star of the explosive international thriller ROGUE.

  • Anglais The Bellini Madonna

    Lowry Elizabeth

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 15 November 2012

    Thomas Lynch was once a brilliant young art historian. Now he is a disgraced, middle-aged art scholar, overly fond of the bottle and of his fresh young students. But when he sets out to rediscover a lost masterpiece, a legendary Madonna by the Italian painter Giovanni Bellini, his life takes a sudden and bewildering turn.The Bellini Madonna is an unsettling story of obsession, delusion and redemption, of sex, beauty and the nature of art. It is, in the words of Hilary Mantel, 'a sparkling, accomplished novel, written with finesse, each paragraph glowing with wit'.

  • Anglais The Cook

    Macauley Wayne

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 25 October 2012

    Don't let the fact this blurb is unusual stop you reading this book there really are few books like it. Yes it has cooking as an underlying theme like many other books but what those books don't have is sheer passion and inspiration and motivation and drive. It is a story about having the will and strength to succeed that is to say knowing what you are and knowing what you want to be and working as hard as it takes to get where you belong. At seventeen Zac is given a choice: either go to a young offenders' institute, or enrol in a rehabilitation scheme - a course that teaches juveniles how to cook. He makes his choice. He chooses to cook. He also chooses to succeed. Whatever it takes. b

  • Anglais Incursion

    Sullivan Mark

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 8 November 2012

    The inmate he was about to meet had seven years with US Special Forces: Rangers first and then as part of an elite team drawn from all four branches of the military. He spoke eight languages, and tested genius on IQ tests. A master of disguise and subterfuge, he was an expert in hand-to-hand combat and versed in virtually every kind of weapon known to man'b bKansas, 2003: Robin Monarch has spent six months in solitary confinement in Fort Leavenworth military prison. But now the CIA is offering him a bargain: steal something for them, in exchange for a clean slate. And Monarch is certainly up to the task. Stealing comes naturally to him - he's been doing it all his life . . .b b'He had also endured one of the strangest childhoods General Barrens had ever heard of...'Buenos Aires, 1983: Robin Monarch is a fourteen-year-old orphan living on the streets. An elite criminal gang holds the key to his salvation. But first, Monarch must prove his worth, and demonstrate his skills as an infiltrator and a thief.b bROGUE GENESIS is a collection of two short stories (INCURSION and RENDITION) and one novella (THE ESCAPE ARTIST) introducing Robin Monarch - CIA agent, expert thief, and star of the explosive international thriller ROGUE.b

  • Anglais The Mayan Trilogy

    Alten Steve

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 15 November 2012

    21 December, 2012: the end of the Mayan calendar. The advent of Armageddon.b bFrom the distant mythic past, through the conspiracy-filled present and into the terrifying future, The Mayan Trilogy follows four generations of the Gabriel family as they struggle to embrace their superhuman destiny in the face of an apocalyptic threat both supernatural and all too real.b bMarrying Mayan legend and mind-bending science; spanning centuries and traversing dimensions; and paced faster than a particle in the Large Hadron Collider, The Mayan Trilogy is a race through - and against - time to preserve the very future of humanity by solving the mysteries of its ancient past.b bThis three-book pack comprises The Mayan Prophecy, The Mayan Resurrection and The Mayan Destiny.

  • Anglais The Runner

    May Peter

    • Quercus publishing digital
    • 15 November 2012

    A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, an Olympic weightlifter dies in the arms of his Beijing mistress. With the world's eyes on China, official explanations are provided in order to reassure the other competing athletes - but could it be that someone is engineering the deaths?

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