Described as "the consummate page-turner," A Voice out of Nowhere delves deep into the mind of a psychotic killer. In this tragic true story about one young man's harrowing descent into madness and murder, A Voice out of Nowhere offers a rare glimpse inside the workings of a criminally disordered mind. In the narrative style of non-fiction novels like In Cold Blood and Columbine, best-selling author Janice Holly Booth draws from court transcripts, eye-witness statements and personal interviews to go beyond the headlines and share the little-known details of the tragedy. Fascinating, riveting and heartbreaking, A Voice out of Nowhere will will incite readers to think differently about the insanity defense and the awful consequences of untreated mental illness. "From the haunting opening to the nail-biting climax, this is a journey into madness and murder you will find hard to put down." -- C.E. Lawrence, award-winning author of the Lee Campbell "Silent" thriller series.
The musical life of Warne Marsh, perhaps the most improviser of the history of music in the west. It is his life as he might have told it. His song is set to words. Some comments about this book by musicians, music lovers and writers: "The most literate book about jazz-or any music-that I have read. A compelling read-as soon as I reached the last page I had to start all over again." -Kerr Ferguson (UK) "A wonderful study of a musician and a human being. It deserves to be published." -Jim Heymann (USA) "Just magic. Fabulous. And it would make a wonderful film." -Ike Isaacs, jazz guitarist and teacher (Australia) "It was just like listening to Warne's music, written the way he played. Reading it made me feel like playing and playing. Thank you so much." -Susan Chen, pianist (USA) "I started reading the book all over again and read it in one sitting, stopping only for a bite for lunch. It is an impressive book, stylish, mellifluous, deep and full of the feel of Warne's life the feel and structure and flow of a piece of music." -Enver Carim, writer (UK) " the novel, is as demanding, intriguing, artistic and powerful as the best of Warne Marsh's oeuvre. This is literature of a higher order, and it swings." -Prof. Kevin Monahan, Hokuriku University (Japan) " a fascinating and thoughtfully detailed insight into the life of this highly respected player. Essential reading for anyone interested in discovering the inner motivation of a jazz musician." -Mike Nelson, Head of Jazz Department, Australian National University
The victims were shredded in a storm of glass. There was nothing the truck driver could do. The van was driving on the wrong side of the motorway, at night, with its headlights turned off. It came out of nowhere, loaded with sheets of cheap glass. The combined speed of the impact was 185 miles per hour. What was left of the passengers had to be collected in bags. A horrific accident takes a mysterious turn when a bullet is found lodged in the base of the van driver’s skull. Suicide pact or something more sinister? A case this bizarre calls for the skills of Harry Feiffer, Hong Bay’s finest detective. Meanwhile Christopher O’Yee is manning the psychopath hotline at Yellowstreet police station, and things turn canine for Spencer and Auden as they attempt to use an untrained Alsatian to catch a dog which has been terrorising the city’s apothecaries. The thirteenth book in William Marshall’s classic series mixes horror, humour and humanity in his distinct staccato style. Praise for the Yellowthread Street series: “Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World “Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle “Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly “Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer “Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune “Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press “As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review “Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME “Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews “Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times
Winner of the Maine Literary Award Called “rich and multidimensional” by School Library Journal in a starred review, Out of Nowhere follows Tom Bouchard: captain and star of the Enniston High School soccer team; boyfriend to one of the prettiest, most popular girls; and third in his class, likely to have his pick of any college (if he ever bothers filling out his applications). But life in his idyllic small Maine town quickly gets turned upside down after the events of 9/11. Enniston has become a “secondary migration” location for Somali refugees seeking a better life after their country is destroyed by war. Tom hasn’t thought much about his Somali classmates until four of them join the soccer team, including Saeed. He comes out of nowhere on the field to make impossible shots, and suddenly the team is winning, dominating even. But when Saeed’s eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big way, he’s left to grapple with a culture he doesn’t understand and take responsibility for his actions. The refugees came out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. And Tom may find himself going nowhere, too, if he doesn’t start trying to get somewhere.
A boy wakes up in bed in a room built of stone. He knows his name is Stephen, but he can remember nothing else about himself. He discovers that he's in a remote monastery being looked after by a group of monks. Beyond the monastery walls, all traces of human life have simply disappeared. Villages deserted, doors left open, with taps left running, but no people. And with all means of communication down, he has no way of knowing if the rest of the world has disappeared too. Then the visitors arrive, strange men with unnatural powers, and when he discovers who they really are it turns his whole world inside out and changes everything he ever believed. Out of Nowhere was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2001.
Commander Jonathan Korie and his crew valiantly try to bring their ravaged ship, Star Wolf, to battle-readiness, unaware that a Morthan assassin has hidden a deadly booby trap on board. Original.