Bestselling romantic suspense author Sandra Brown shared her all-time favorite mysteries and thrillers of all-time
The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, A Column of Fire, and The Evening and the Morning
His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence--a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .
But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom--and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
"A horror story for all midnights." -- The Boston Globe
Inspired by the shockingly true story of a child's demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty's iconic novel focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. When sweet Regan's behavior turns sinister, a small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals take it upon themselves to rescue the poor girl from her unspeakable fate. Timeless and terrifying, The Exorcist is a story that has gripped the public zeitgeist for more than half a century.
Originally published in 1971, it remains one of the most controversial novels ever written. A literary phenomenon soon after its release, it spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. It also became a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On the opening day of the film, lines of fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events, and CBS's Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark of American culture. . . and a reflection of our innermost fears.
Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist continues to engross and disturb readers. It remains an unforgettable reading experience that will continue to shock and frighten new generations of readers.
Twenty years after World War II, at a smart cocktail party in New York City, architect Karl Amstat finds himself face-to-face with Terese Masson. A courier in the Resistance, then eighteen-year-old Terese had been questioned by SS officer Alfred Brunnerman. The scion of an elite family, Brunnerman joined the Gestapo in 1940. Though experienced in counter-espionage and famed for his intellectual approach to prisoners, he secretly detested brutality of any kind. After the war, Brunnerman fled to Switzerland, where he reinvented himself as Karl Amstat. But he never forgot Terese.
The now married Terese has no memory of this long-ago ordeal, and, unaware of Amstat's true identity, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to him. But he's a hunted outcast who has been living a lie for twenty years. When he's reported to Israeli Intelligence, Amstat is ready to make the greatest sacrifice for the woman he loves more than life itself--the woman who has given him back his identity.
Now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas
"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten--a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife--the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.
This special edition of Rebecca includes excerpts from Daphne du Maurier's The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories, an essay on the real Manderley, du Maurier's original epilogue to the book, and more.
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
Four masked men--thieves, rivals, and friends from the tough streets of Charlestown--take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault were simple. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn't plan on one thing: falling hard for Claire. When he tracks her down without his mask and gun, their mutual attraction is undeniable. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, he imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work--a life centered around Claire. But before that can happen, Doug and his crew learn that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Risky yet utterly irresistible, it would be the perfect heist to end his criminal career and begin a new life. But, as it turns out, pursuing Claire may be the most dangerous act of all.
Racing to an explosive climax, Prince of Thieves is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms--and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.
When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path. Merrick embarks on a course of anonymous philanthropy, inspired by reading the doctor's private papers. Magnificent Obsession is an engaging and dramatic story of personal redemption and private sacrifice that has served as an inspiration for both the stage and screen.
Sandra Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over sixty-nine novels, including her most recent #1, Tailspin. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
A potent fusion of tantalizing suspense and romance, in a thriller about a reckless pilot caught in a race against time.