CHAPTER I BERGERONNETTE
CHAPTER II THE "TRIANGULAR CIRCLES"
CHAPTER III AN EXECUTION
CHAPTER IV NOËL DORGEROUX'S SON
CHAPTER V THE KISS
CHAPTER VI ANXIETIES
CHAPTER VII THE FIERCE-EYED MAN
CHAPTER VIII "SOME ONE WILL EMERGE FROM THE DARKNESS"
CHAPTER IX THE MAN WHO EMERGED FROM THE DARKNESS
CHAPTER X THE CROWD SEES
CHAPTER XI THE CATHEDRAL
CHAPTER XII THE "SHAPES"
CHAPTER XIII THE VEIL IS LIFTED
CHAPTER XIV MASSIGNAC AND VELMOT
CHAPTER XV THE SPLENDID THEORY
CHAPTER XVI WHERE LIPS UNITE
CHAPTER XVII SUPREME VISIONS
CHAPTER XVIII THE CHÂTEAU DE PRÉ-BONY
CHAPTER XIX THE FORMULA
CHAPTER I THE MURDER
CHAPTER II THE LOCKED ROOM
CHAPTER III THE CALL TO ARMS
CHAPTER IV A LETTER FROM ÉLISABETH
CHAPTER V THE PEASANT-WOMAN AT CORVIGNY
CHAPTER VI WHAT PAUL SAW AT ORNEQUIN
CHAPTER VII H. E. R. M.
CHAPTER VIII ÉLISABETH'S DIARY
CHAPTER IX A SPRIG OF EMPIRE
CHAPTER X 75 OR 155?
CHAPTER XI "YSERY, MISERY"
CHAPTER XII MAJOR HERMANN
CHAPTER XIII THE FERRYMAN'S HOUSE
CHAPTER XIV A MASTERPIECE OF KULTUR
CHAPTER XV PRINCE CONRAD MAKES MERRY
CHAPTER XVI THE IMPOSSIBLE STRUGGLE
CHAPTER XVII THE LAW OF THE CONQUEROR
CHAPTER XVIII HILL 132
CHAPTER XIX HOHENZOLLERN
CHAPTER XX THE DEATH PENALTY—AND A CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
THE MILLIONAIRE'S DAUGHTER
THE COMING OF THE CHAROLAIS
THE DUKE INTERVENES
A LETTER FROM LUPIN
AGAIN THE CHAROLAIS
THE THEFT OF THE MOTOR-CARS
THE DUKE ARRIVES
M. FORMERY OPENS THE INQUIRY
THE FAMILY ARRIVES
THE THEFT OF THE PENDANT
GUERCHARD PICKS UP THE TRUE SCENT
THE EXAMINATION OF SONIA
THE DUKE STAYS
THE DUKE GOES
LUPIN COMES HOME
THE CUTTING OF THE TELEPHONE WIRES
THE END OF THE DUEL
A HEAD BETWEEN THE BUSHES
THE GIRL WITH THE BARE ARMS
THE VIOLET PAMPHLET
PHILIPPE AND HIS WIFE
THE SHEET OF NOTE-PAPER
THE PLASTER STATUE
THE TWO WOMEN
PHILIPPE TELLS A LIE
FATHER AND SON
MARTHE ASKS A QUESTION
THE STAGES TO CALVARY
THE ARMED VIGIL
THEY WHO GO TO THEIR DEATH
IDEAS AND FACTS
THE SACRED SOIL
CHAPTER I. THE ARRESTS
CHAPTER II. EIGHT FROM NINE LEAVES ONE
CHAPTER III. THE HOME LIFE OF ALEXIS DAUBRECQ
CHAPTER IV. THE CHIEF OF THE ENEMIES
CHAPTER V. THE TWENTY-SEVEN
CHAPTER VI. THE DEATH-SENTENCE
CHAPTER VII. THE PROFILE OF NAPOLEON
CHAPTER VIII. THE LOVERS' TOWER
CHAPTER IX. IN THE DARK
An hotel bedroom at Amiens.
CHAPTER X. EXTRA-DRY?
CHAPTER XI. THE CROSS OF LORRAINE
CHAPTER XII. THE SCAFFOLD
CHAPTER XIII. THE LAST BATTLE
CHAPTER I THE DESERTED CABIN
CHAPTER II ON THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC
CHAPTER III VORSKI'S SON
CHAPTER IV THE POOR PEOPLE OF SAREK
CHAPTER V "FOUR WOMEN CRUCIFIED"
CHAPTER VI ALL'S WELL
CHAPTER VII FRANÇOIS AND STÉPHANE
CHAPTER VIII ANGUISH
CHAPTER IX THE DEATH-CHAMBER
CHAPTER X THE ESCAPE
CHAPTER XI THE SCOURGE OF GOD
CHAPTER XII THE ASCENT OF GOLGOTHA
CHAPTER XIII "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI!"
CHAPTER XIV THE ANCIENT DRUID
CHAPTER XV THE HALL OF THE UNDERGROUND SACRIFICES
CHAPTER XVI THE HALL OF THE KINGS OF BOHEMIA
CHAPTER XVII "CRUEL PRINCE, OBEYING DESTINY"
CHAPTER XVIII THE GOD-STONE
D'ARTAGNAN, PORTHOS … AND MONTE CRISTO
DON LUIS PERENNA
A MAN DEAD
"MONSIEUR LE PRÉFET:
A MAN DOOMED
THE CLOUDED TURQUOISE
"THE TEETH OF THE TIGER."
THE IRON CURTAIN
THE MAN WITH THE EBONY WALKING-STICK
SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS, VOLUME VIII
"MY DEAR OLD FRIEND:
THE DEVIL'S POST-OFFICE
"SENSATIONAL DECLARATION BY DON LUIS PERENNA
"MME. FAUVILLE IS INNOCENT.
"IMMINENT ARREST OF THE TWO CRIMINALS"
GASTON SAUVERAND EXPLAINS
THE HEIR TO THE HUNDRED MILLIONS
"MONSIEUR LE PRÉFET:
WEBER TAKES HIS REVENGE
ARSÈNE I EMPEROR OP MAURETANIA
"THE SNARE IS LAID. BEWARE, LUPIN!"
CHAPTER I THE TRAGEDY AT THE PALACE HOTEL
CHAPTER II THE BLUE-EDGED LABEL
CHAPTER III M. LENORMAND OPENS HIS CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER IV PRINCE SERNINE AT WORK
CHAPTER V M. LENORMAND AT WORK
CHAPTER VI M. LENORMAND SUCCUMBS
CHAPTER VII PARBURY-RIBEIRA-ALTENHEIM
CHAPTER VIII THE OLIVE-GREEN FROCK-COAT
CHAPTER IX "SANTÉ PALACE"
CHAPTER X LUPIN'S GREAT SCHEME
CHAPTER XI CHARLEMAGNE
CHAPTER XII THE EMPEROR'S LETTERS
CHAPTER XIII THE SEVEN SCOUNDRELS
CHAPTER XIV THE MAN IN BLACK
CHAPTER XV THE MAP OF EUROPE
CHAPTER XVI ARSÈNE LUPIN'S THREE MURDERS
PART THE FIRST
The Tremendous Event
CHAPTER I THE SUIT
CHAPTER II THE CROSSING
CHAPTER III GOOD-BYE, SIMON
CHAPTER IV THE GREAT UPHEAVAL
CHAPTER V VIRGIN SOIL
CHAPTER VI TRIUMPH
CHAPTER VII LYNX-EYE
CHAPTER VIII ON THE WAR-PATH
PART THE SECOND
CHAPTER II ALONG THE CABLE
CHAPTER III SIDE BY SIDE
CHAPTER IV THE BATTLE
CHAPTER V THE CHIEF'S REWARD
CHAPTER VI HELL ON EARTH
CHAPTER VII THE FIGHT FOR THE GOLD
CHAPTER VIII THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES
CHAPTER I CORALIE
CHAPTER II RIGHT HAND AND LEFT LEG
CHAPTER III THE RUSTY KEY
CHAPTER IV BEFORE THE FLAMES
CHAPTER V HUSBAND AND WIFE
CHAPTER VI NINETEEN MINUTES PAST SEVEN
VII TWENTY-THREE MINUTES PAST TWELVE
CHAPTER VIII ESSARÈS BEY'S WORK
CHAPTER IX PATRICE AND CORALIE
CHAPTER X THE RED CORD
CHAPTER XI ON THE BRINK
CHAPTER XII IN THE ABYSS
CHAPTER XIII THE NAILS IN THE COFFIN
CHAPTER XIV A STRANGE CHARACTER
CHAPTER XV THE BELLE HÉLÈNE
CHAPTER XVI THE FOURTH ACT
CHAPTER XVII SIMÉON GIVES BATTLE
CHAPTER XVIII SIMEON'S LAST VICTIM
CHAPTER XIX FIAT LUX!
La première nouvelle du recueil, L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin, est publiée en juillet 1905 dans le journal Je sais tout. Il s'agit de la première nouvelle mettant en œuvre Arsène Lupin. Celle-ci ayant rencontré un réel succès, Maurice Leblanc est encouragé à écrire la suite par son éditeur. Or, comme l'auteur est perplexe sur la façon de poursuivre les aventures d'un héros qui vient d'être coffré, l'éditeur l'enjoint de le faire évader. La saga du gentleman-cambrioleur est née. Plusieurs nouvelles paraissent dans Je sais tout, à intervalles irréguliers, jusqu'en 1907, avant d'être regroupées en volume.
(Arsene Lupin, The Gentleman Burglar is a collection of nine stories, written by Maurice Leblanc, who constitute the first adventures of Arsene Lupin. The color cover of the original edition is designed by Henri Goussé.
The first story in the collection, The Arrest of Arsene Lupin, was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. This is the first story implementing Arsène Lupin. It has a real success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the sequel by his editor. Or, as the author is perplexed on how to continue the adventures of a hero who has been locked up, the publisher ordered to him to escape. The saga of the gentleman thief was born. Several new appeared in Je sais tout, at irregular intervals, until 1907, before being grouped in volume.)
The first story in the collection, The Arrest of Arsene Lupin, was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. This is the first story implementing Arsène Lupin. It has a real success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the sequel by his editor. Or, as the author is perplexed on how to continue the adventures of a hero who has been locked up, the publisher ordered to him to escape. The saga of the gentleman thief was born. Several new appeared in Je sais tout, at irregular intervals, until 1907, before being grouped in volume.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty.
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better.
Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.
In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.
--The New York Times
The Millennium series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has become this generation’s international bestselling phenomenon.
Disgraced crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist has no idea of the levels of conspiracy he will uncover when is enlisted to investigate the unsolved disappearance nearly forty years ago of a Swedish industrialist’s niece. And when the pierced and tattooed computer savant Lisbeth Salander joins him, together they unearth layers and layers of secrets and scandals that permeate the highest levels of society, from politics to finance to the legal system itself--at the bottom of which lies unimaginable cruelty perpetrated on the weak. In the course of these three shocking, unputdownable thrillers, we encounter one of the most heroic of survivors, as she battles some of the most heartless villains ever imagined.
When Joe “Rick” Rickman, a former golden boy of the CIA, steals a massive amount of the Agency’s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country, CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him: elite covert operative Mitch Rapp.
Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor, but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave. Eliminating Rickman didn’t solve all of the CIA’s problems—in fact, mysterious tip-offs are appearing all over the world, linking to the potentially devastating data that Rickman managed to store somewhere only he knew.
It’s a deadly race to the finish as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search desperately for Rickman’s accomplices, and for the confidential documents they are slowly leaking to the world. To save his country from being held hostage to a country set on becoming the world’s newest nuclear superpower, Mitch Rapp must outrun, outthink, and outgun his deadliest enemies yet.
Just as Dennis Mira is about to confront his cousin Edward about selling the West Village brownstone that belonged to their grandfather, he gets a shock: Edward is in front of him, bruised and bloody...and then everything goes black.
When Dennis comes to, Edward is gone. Luckily Dennis’s wife is a top profiler for the NYPSD—and a close colleague of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Now Eve is determined to uncover the secrets of Edward Mira and learn what enemies he may have made in his long career as a lawyer, judge, and senator. A badge and a billionaire husband can get you access to places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate...and a new case that no one saw coming.
From the Paperback edition.
Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret.
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.
To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.
Praise for Top Secret Twenty-One
“The combination of biting dialogue, outrageous characters and intense story lines are consistent throughout. And [Janet Evanovich] novels are the true definition of a guilty pleasure.”—Associated Press
“Evanovich doesn’t disappoint. . . . [She] weaves setting, family, romance and crime to pull the plot of Top Secret Twenty-One forward.”—Bookreporter
From the Paperback edition.
Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).
Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.
With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One.
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.
Kathy Reichs calls it “extraordinary… a major achievement.”
Jeffery Deaver says that “fiction doesn't get any better than this.”
Gillian Flynn says of Karin Slaughter: “I’d follow her anywhere.”
See for yourself what these #1 New York Times-bestselling authors are talking about.
Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.
Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of the finest writers working today.