Shawn Speakman - editor,
Spieldauer: 27 Std. und 36 Min.
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
Lacking health insurance when he was diagnosed with cancer, Shawn Speakman asked friends in the science fiction and fantasy writing community to donate short stories he could use to counter mounting medical debt. The result was Unfettered, an anthology offering tales from some of the best authors working today. Now, in Unfettered III, Speakman continues to pay forward the aid he received, raising money to combat medical debt for SF&F artists and authors.
On a storm-ravaged night, a 19-year-old girl is murdered. Three days later, her two younger brothers set out in search of her killer. Cole is a dark-eyed devil who doesn't care if he lives or dies; Ruben is a strange child who sometimes, inexplicably, experiences sensations above and beyond his own. This is the story of the boys' journey from their half-gypsy home in a London junk yard to the ghostly moors of Devon, where they hope and fear to find the truth about their sister's death.
With his father dead, Martyn has a choice. Tell the police what happened - and be suspected of murder. Or get rid of the body and get on with the rest of his life. Simple, right? Not quite. One story leads to another. Secrets and lies become darker and crazier. And Martyn is faced with twist and turns that leave him reeling. Life is never easy. But death is even harder.
I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened, I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What's he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes. It did. Only this time it wasn't empty....
Caitlin's life changes from the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer's day. He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen - and when she meets him, her world comes alive. But to others, he quickly becomes an object of jealousy, prejudice and hatred. Caitlin tries to make sense of the injustice that lurks at every unexpected twist and turn, until she realises that she must do what she knows in her heart is right.
PI John Craine has come to Hale Island to get away from it all. But within hours he stumbles across the dead body of a young girl on the beach. When the police arrive the body has inexplicably disappeared. Or did Craine imagine it in the first place? Determined to get at the truth, Craine starts asking questions. But it seems that no one on the island is talking. And all too soon he finds himself tangled up in a deadly network of fear and violence…
Caitlin is spending the summer on the windswept island that is her home. She is caught between girlhood and maturity, and feels utterly isolated from the rest of the world. Then she meets Lucas, who is the embodiment of freedom and honesty. She is instantly drawn to him. But Caitlin must also grapple with the darker forces that seem to be confronting her family. Lucas himself further complicates matters when he is hunted for an awful crime that Caitlin herself becomes involved in. This gripping story, which takes place over one incredible month, will captivate young adult readers.
Michael 'Moo' Nelson is an overweight 15-year-old who suffers relentless teasing from other kids. To find peace, he sits alone high on a bridge and watches traffic flow by. One day on the bridge, he witnesses a murder. When a gangster is framed by police for the crime, Moo faces a hard decision - help the corrupt police, or help a violent criminal?
PI John Craine is hired to investigate the brutal murder of a Somali youth. The police are treating the murder as a gang-related crime, but the victim’s aunt claims the police are trying to cover up her nephew's death. While investigating the case, Craine learns of the sudden death of his friend Leon Mercer. It appears to be a tragic accident, but Craine soon finds himself entangled in two deeply suspicious investigations.
Michael 'Moo' Nelson is an overweight 15-year-old who suffers relentless teasing from other kids. To find peace, he sits alone high on a bridge and watches traffic flow by. One day on the bridge, he witnesses a murder. When a gangster is framed by police for the crime, Moo faces a hard decision - help the corrupt police, or help a violent criminal? Kevin Brooks delivers an engaging novel that will keep listeners riveted until the end.
Finbar reckons today’s visit to his dad’s is going to be like any other. Sit in silence. Watch TV. Eat some chips. The last thing he expects is for a girl to burst in to the house. A girl with a gun. And a bag full of cash. Who is she? What has she done? And will Finbar’s life ever be the same again?
Sixteen years ago PI John Craine's wife, Stacy, was brutally murdered. Since then he has buried himself in work by day, and whisky by night. But one phone call changes everything. The mother of a missing young woman asks for his help, and Craine finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of corruption that leads back into the murky waters of the past...
Sally and Keith have one thing in common - they are both fed up with who they are, so taking on new identities and becoming VIPs at this year's Rock Out festival seems an ideal escape from their everyday lives. When they meet, they like each other... but what will happen when Keith finds out Sally isn't a famous stylist and when Sally finds out that Keith, although Dead Holes' biggest fan, isn't actually their lead singer!
The Foster Estate is on the verge of a gang war. But Johnny's got problems of his own: find the man who killed his father; find out why; and get revenge. The truth is out there. Johnny just needs to kick down a few doors to get to it.