Vern, the self-styled 'outlaw film critic' is described by Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro as "equal parts Hell's Angels and Pauline Kael... a national treasure!"
Now Vern unleashes his magnum opus: an in-depth study of the world's only aikido instructor turned movie star/director/writer/blues guitarist/energy drink inventor, the ass-kicking auteur Steven Seagal.
"A book that'll shake the very foundations of film criticism, break their wrists and then throw them through a window."
Presents two short stories in addition to one-full length novel in which a secret agent is sent to Philadelphia to impersonate a crime lord's right-hand man in order to bring down a currency forgery operation.
In an alternate history of the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria has wed Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula, leading to a reign of horror, while in Whitechapel, Silver Knife, a murderer of vampire girls, threatens the new regime.
The Great Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York.
He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself or how the apparition was able to stab an audience member to death and then disappear!
The third thrilling adventure for the legendary magician from award-winning author Daniel Stashower!
BUT SERIOUSLY, FOLKS.
The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go.
Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to generals and presidents and veteran of countless USO tours to buck up American troops in the field. And not the five remaining members of the self-proclaimed People's Revolutionary Army, who've decided that kidnapping Koo Davis would be the perfect way to bring their cause back to life...
The final, previously unpublished novel from the legendary Donald Westlake!
A singer once said "His pitch was right on the nose: his word enunciation letter perfect: his understanding of a song thorough. He will be missed very much, not only by myself, but by his fans all over the world." The singer was the legendary Frank Sinatra, the man he spoke about: Matt Monro.
Matt Monro: The Singer's Singer, is the highly-anticipated story of one of Britain's most iconic singers, tracing Matt Monro's life from his poverty stricken upbringing in post-war Britain to his day job as London bus driver to the steady rise to fame that saw the singer battling the highs and lows of the entertainment industry to become one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. This is the man behind the image, the man who rubbed shoulders with some of the most famous names in the business, who recorded the very first James Bond theme song (From Russia with Love) and the international hits Softly as I Leave You, Born Free, Walk Away and Portrait of My Love.
In an intimate portrait written by the singer's daughter, Michele Monro, and drawing on more than two hundred interviews from the most important characters in Matt's life, The Singer's Singer exposes the man behind the voice, telling the story of how Terry Parson overcame poverty, prejudice and alcoholism to arrive at the very heart of the post-war British entertainment industry as the unforgettable Matt Monro.
Including never-before-seen photography, exclusive correspondence between Matt and sme of the biggest names in the music business and a rich array of personal anecdotes, this is the first comprehensive look at the life of the man his peers dubbed 'the Singer's Singer', the irreplaceable Matt Monro.
In a world where the Titanic never sank, the United States is occupied by enemy forces, and Joseph Kennedy, grand-nephew to the president, is one of the six people who can set history to its rightful order, even if it means his non-existence.
Sherlock Holmes boards the Titanic on a government mission along with Dr. Watson, but when the U.S. Navy's submarine plans are stolen, the detectives try to uncover the thief before tragedy strikes the ship.
Collects twenty-one short horror stories inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, written by some of the genre's most prominent contemporary writers including Ramsey Campbell, Michael Shea, and W.H. Pugmire.
Kidnapped by an insane millionare bent on recreating the famous Lord of the Jungle, Ras Tyger is raised in a remote African valley by people he believes to be apes.
Heroic, and beautiful, he is master of his world. And he rules his kingdom with sex, savagery, and sublime innocence.
But the laws of nature and those of man are about to collide....
Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau.
Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium dens of Rotherhithe, Moreau is building an army of 'beast men'. Tired of having his work ignored -- or reviled -- by the British scientific community, Moreau is willing to make the world pay attention using his creatures as a force to gain control of the government.
A brand-new adventure for Conan Doyle's intrepid sleuth!
BLOOD UPON THE SANDS Spartacus is the hit TV series which has captivated viewers with its blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand relates a thrilling new tale of blood, sex and politics set in the brutal world of the arena. Spartacus and his fellow gladiators endure bout after bout of fierce and bloody fighting, while their opponent's numbers never seem to shrink. Can Batiatus's ludus survive against such odds? An epic battle ensues against a vicious enemy determined to soak the arena in the blood of his rivals.
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BOOK LIKE
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH
A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre.
The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man’s beautiful daughter--and to her hot-tempered American husband.
A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio’s leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.
A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...
Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.
Provides a fictional examination of Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days," in which Phileas Fogg's journey is a mission to chase Captain Nemo and end a secret alien war.
Five friends go for a vacation at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for.
Adam, a reporter working for a struggling crime magazine, investigates a beauty pageant contestant's death in Atlantic City and faces resistance from powerful people who want to keep the matter quiet.
Holmes and Watson take to the skies in the quest of the nefarious Von Bork and his weapon of dread... A night sky aerial engagement with the deadly Fokker nearly claims three brilliant lives... The astonishing careers of two American air aces are illuminated. And an historic alliance is formed, whereby Baker Street’s enigmatic mystery-solver and the noble savage, peer of the realm and lord of the jungle, team up to bring down the hellish hun!
A truck full of illegal Mexican immigrants slaughtered with supernatural force is found by the side of a road. Trying to find answers, Sam and Dean are plunged into the dangerous world that exists along the Mexican border. They encounter a tattooed, pistol-packing bandita on a motorcycle who seems be everywhere they go before they get there. Xochi Cazadora draws them into a whole new world of monsters A Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series!
You may not know it, but you’ve seen Vic Armstrong’s work in countless movies. From performing stunts in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice to directing the actions scenes for recent blockbusters The Green Hornet and Thor, the Academy Award-winning Vic Armstrong has been a legend in the movie industry for over 40 years. Along the way he’s been the stunt double for a whole host of iconic heroes, including 007, Superman, and most memorably, Indiana Jones as Harrison Ford once joked to him, If you learn to talk I’m in deep trouble.” As a stunt co-ordinator and second unit director, Vic is behind the creation of such movies as Total Recall, The Mission, Dune, Rambo III, Terminator 2, Charlie’s Angels, Gangs of New York, War of the Worlds, I Am Legend and Mission: Impossible III, to name but a few, as well as several Bond films. He’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell, and they’re all here in this hugely entertaining movie memoir, which also features exclusive contributions from many of Vic’s colleagues and friends, including Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Pierce Brosnan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie, Kenneth Branagh and Sir Christopher Lee. With an introduction by Steven Spielberg, and over 100 previously unpublished on-set photos from Vic’s own collection.
Le Comité consultatif de Bioéthique de Belgique fête ses 15 ans et établit le bilan de ses activités : ses avis ont-ils aidé les parlementaires et ministres à se former une opinion sur des sujets délicats ? Ont-ils proposé des réponses aux questions auxquelles sont confrontées les comités d