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The Last Jedi: Star Wars Legends NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER KNIGHT OF RECKONING   The Emperor’s ruthless Order 66 has all but exterminated the Jedi. The few remaining who still wield the Force for good have been driven into exile or hiding. But not Jax Pavan, who’s been steadily striking blows against the Empire—as a lone guerrilla fighter and a valued partner of Whiplash, a secret Coruscant-based resistance group. Now he’s taking on his most critical mission: transporting a valued Whiplash leader, targeted for assassination, from Coruscant to safety on a distant world. It’s a risky move under any circumstances, but Jax and his trusted crew aboard the Far Ranger, including the irrepressible droid I-Five, are prepared to pit their combat skills and their vessel’s firepower against all Imperial threats—except the one Jax fears most. Reports have raced across the galaxy that the dark lord of the Sith has fallen in a duel to the death with a Rebel freedom fighter. But Jax discovers the chilling truth when he reaches out with the Force . . . only to touch the dark, unmistakable, and malignantly alive presence that is Darth Vader. And Jax knows that Vader will stop at nothing until the last Jedi has fallen. About author(s) Michael Reaves received an Emmy Award for his work on the Batman television animated series. He has worked for Spielberg’s DreamWorks, among other studios, and has written fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. Reaves is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter and the first two Star Wars: Coruscant Nights novels Jedi Twilight and Street of Shadows. He is also the co-writer (with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) of the last two Star Wars: Coruscant Nights novels—Patterns of Force and The Last Jedi—and Star Wars: Shadow Games, as well as (with Steve Perry) Star Wars: Death Star and the Star Wars: MedStar novels Battle Surgeons and Jedi Healer. He lives in the Los Angeles area. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff is the co-author (with Michael Reaves) of Star Wars: Shadow Games, the author of the novels The Meri, Taminy, The Crystal Rose, and The Spirit Gate, and the co-author of Magic Time: Angelfire, and she has contributed a plenitude of short speculative fiction to such magazines as Analog, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, Paradox, and Interzone. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and British Science Fiction awards. She lives in San Jose, California.

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Tears of Pearl
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Set amid the beauty and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, Lady Emily's next adventure is full of intrigue, treachery, and romance.Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered, strangled in the courtyard of the sultan's lavish palace.Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they'll find her killer, but as the investigation gains speed, they find that appearances can be all too deceiving.As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. As the number of victims grows, Emily must rely on her own sharp wit if she is to stop a killer bent on exacting vengeance - no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake.Praise for Tasha Alexander'The fourth book of Alexander's Victorian-era series has a lush setting and beautiful details. . . . The romance and lovely writing sweep the readers along. [Emily's] voice and the accurate historical details will keep the reader enthralled' Romantic Times'The strong female lead and historically accurate details will please readers of Anne Perry, Laurie R. King, and Deanna Raybourn seeking a new fan-favorite author' Library Journal"In this book, despite murder and mayhem and treason (oh my!) it's all gorgeous gowns, rippling water, veils of silk and veils of hair . . . Whatever Emily decides to do with herself I am only too happy to come along for the ride' Fiction Nation'Alexander doesn't miss a beat. Tightly woven plots, flowing prose and three-dimensional characters make Tears of Pearl a must-read. Readers won't be able to stop themselves from racing through the pages as they search alongside Lady Emily for the killer' examiner.com'Infused with wit and charm, with just the right amounts of danger, romance and detection blended in' Denver Post

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Sangre En El Támesis / Blood on the Water
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Anne Perry nos lleva a la ajetreada ribera del Támesis, donde una tarde de verano William Monk, comandante de la Policía Fluvial, presencia la horripilante explosión del barco de recreo Princess Mary, que provoca la muerte de los casi doscientos pasajeros que celebraban una fiesta a bordo. La tragedia no es fruto de un accidente. Monk debería encargarse del caso, pero la investigación se le asigna al comisario de la Policía Metropolitana. Enseguida atrapan a un egipcio, Habib Beshara, que es juzgado y sentenciado a muerte. Sin embargo, casi con la misma rapidez, Monk presenta pruebas de que, Beshara, aun siendo un canalla, estaba en otro lugar en el momento de la explosión. La investigación, para entonces un desbarajuste absoluto, se pone a toda prisa en manos de Monk. ¿Guarda el crimen relación con la inminente apertura del Canal de Suez, que beneficiará enormemente a las navieras británicas? ¿O todos esos inocentes se ahogaron para asegurar el asesinato de uno solo de ellos? ¿Cómo subió a bordo del barco el terrorista y cómo consiguió escapar? ¿Se trata de un anarquista o de un loco?. Con el apoyo de su perspicaz esposa Hester y de su viejo amigo Oliver Rathbone, Monk deberá descubrir las respuestas, pese a que sus preguntas toparán con el rechazo de una formidable variedad de personajes poderosos y privilegiados. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION As her New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway-and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers. The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police, Monk should handle the case, but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But almost as quickly, Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara, though a nasty piece of work, was elsewhere at the time of the blast. The investigation, now in complete disarray, is hastily turned over to Monk. Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal, which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship, and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman? Backed up by his astute wife, Hester, and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk vows to find answers-but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue, his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes, perhaps too late, that he is the next target.

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Long Spoon Lane
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“[Anne] Perry has once again delivered the tasty concoction her readers have come to expect . . . and presents us with moral and political puzzles that are all too close to our own.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review  After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there’s more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to stir up fears of more attacks and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. To defeat Wetron, Pitt must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey. The unlikely allies are joined by Pitt’s clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.

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Tears of Pearl
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Set amid the beauty and decadence of the Ottoman Empire, Lady Emily's next adventure is full of intrigue, treachery, and romance. Looking forward to the joys of connubial bliss, newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats of the British Empire, set out toward Turkey for an exotic honeymoon. But on their first night in the city, a harem girl is found murdered, strangled in the courtyard of the sultan's lavish palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the embassy in Constantinople, recognizes the girl as his own daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Emily and Colin promise the heartbroken father that they'll find her killer, but as the investigation gains speed, they find that appearances can be all too deceiving. As a woman, Emily is given access to the forbidden world of the harem and quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer. As the number of victims grows, Emily must rely on her own sharp wit if she is to stop a killer bent on exacting vengeance - no matter how many innocent lives he leaves in his wake. Praise for Tasha Alexander 'The fourth book of Alexander's Victorian-era series has a lush setting and beautiful details. . . . The romance and lovely writing sweep the readers along. [Emily's] voice and the accurate historical details will keep the reader enthralled' Romantic Times 'The strong female lead and historically accurate details will please readers of Anne Perry, Laurie R. King, and Deanna Raybourn seeking a new fan-favorite author' Library Journal 'In this book, despite murder and mayhem and treason (oh my!) it's all gorgeous gowns, rippling water, veils of silk and veils of hair . . . Whatever Emily decides to do with herself I am only too happy to come along for the ride' Fiction Nation 'Alexander doesn't miss a beat. Tightly woven plots, flowing prose and three-dimensional characters make Tears of Pearl a must-read. Readers won't be able to stop themselves from racing through the pages as they search alongside Lady Emily for the killer' examiner.com 'Infused with wit and charm, with just the right amounts of danger, romance and detection blended in' Denver Post

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Blood on the Water
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As her New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway—and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers.   The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police, Monk should handle the case, but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But almost as quickly, Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara, though a nasty piece of work, was elsewhere at the time of the blast. The investigation, now in complete disarray, is hastily turned over to Monk.   Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal, which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship, and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman?   Backed up by his astute wife, Hester, and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk vows to find answers—but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue, his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes, perhaps too late, that he is the next target.   Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels   Blood on the Water   “[An] unfailingly rewarding series.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Riveting . . . one of Perry’s most engrossing books.” —The Washington Times   “Tension-filled . . . intricate and densely plotted . . . Victorian London comes alive.” —BookPage Blind Justice   “Ranks among the best . . . Perry has written. Her courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.” —Huntington News   A Sunless Sea   “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.” —The New York Times Book Review   Acceptable Loss   “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.” —The Star-Ledger   Execution Dock   “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.” —The Boston Globe   Dark Assassin   “Brilliant . . . a page-turning thriller . . . blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of Edge   The Shifting Tide   “The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, comes to life.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Death on Blackheath
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Anne Perry's superb New York Times bestselling novels set in the glorious reign of Victoria are loved by readers far and wide. Now, with this new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery, Perry returns us to that charmed era, when wealth and power rule-but where, alas, poisonous corruption lies coiled in the heart of the empire. As commander of the powerful Special Branch, Thomas Pitt has the job of keeping Britain safe from spies and traitors. So there's no obvious reason why he is suddenly ordered to investigate two minor incidents: the blood, hair, and shards of glass discovered outside the home of naval weapons expert Dudley Kynaston, and the simultaneous disappearance of Mrs. Kynaston's beautiful lady's maid. But weeks later, when the mutilated body of an unidentified young woman is found near Kynaston's home, Pitt realizes that this is no ordinary police investigation. Far from it. Is Kynaston-one of Britain's most valuable scientists-leading a double life? Is Pitt saddled with a conspiracy so devilishly clever that it will ruin him? A baffled Pitt has never needed his friends more desperately, including his indomitable wife, Charlotte; his canny old colleague Victor Narraway; and his personal drawing-room spy, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. But even these allies may not be able to save Pitt-or Britain. Only Anne Perry could have created the tense unfolding of plot and counterplot, love and betrayal, scandal and murder that follows. Death on Blackheath is rich with fascinating characters, authentic period flavor, knife's-edge suspense, and a haunting, unforgettable denouement. Praise for Death on Blackheath 'There's just no stopping Anne Perry. . . . [Her] Victorian mysteries never disappoint.'-Bookreporter 'Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining . . . The period detail is beautifully done, and realistic characters and tense action are woven seamlessly together.'-Historical Novels Review 'What distinguishes [Anne] Perry's work is her clean, penetrating style and her contemporary take on antique, prewar society.'-St. Louis Post-Dispatch Praise for Anne Perry's most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels Midnight at Marble Arch 'Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch.'-The New York Times Book Review 'Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age.'-Booklist (starred review) Dorchester Terrace 'The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.'-Bookreporter Treason at Lisson Grove 'Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.'-The Washington Times Buckingham Palace Gardens 'An intricate plot about a murder at the palace [with] an irresistibly appealing Upstairs, Downstairs perspective . . . a fine introduction to Perry's alluring world of Victorian crime and intrigue.'-The New York Times Book Review

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Murder on the Serpentine
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In the history of Anne Perry's bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than now-as a mission for queen and country places the future of the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt's hands. It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons-so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen's confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty's request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales. Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John's killer is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife, Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out the hidden motives behind the polite façade of those to the manner born-and uncovers a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy. With Murder on the Serpentine, Thomas Pitt nears a crossroads in his brilliant career-one that promises new challenges, both professional and personal, still to be met. But first, he and Charlotte must conquer the twists and turns of suspense master Anne Perry's most cunningly crafted plot yet-to achieve their finest hour, or suffer their darkest. Praise for Murder on the Serpentine 'For nearly four decades Anne Perry's riveting detective novels have played out against the backdrop of the Victorian era. Fans of British royalty will delight in Murder on the Serpentine, which spotlights the woman this British author reminds us was 'queen and empress of a quarter of the earth' during her 63-year reign. . . . Perry writes meticulously laid-out police procedurals, and Pitt's methodical investigation sets the novel's early, steady pace.'-The Washington Post 'The mystery may follow familiar lines, but even newcomers are likely to be charmed by scenes that deepen Pitt's family relationships. This entry's main strength lies in the quiet, emotionally intelligent interactions among its characters.'-Publishers Weekly '[Anne] Perry returns with another engrossing read brimming with superb period details and complex characters.'-RT Book Reviews 'Marvelous . . . Perry delivers once again by simply doing what she does better than anyone else-capturing the flavor, spirit and political temperature of Victorian-era London.'-Bookreporter

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Blood on the Water
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As her New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway-and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers. The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police, Monk should handle the case, but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But almost as quickly, Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara, though a nasty piece of work, was elsewhere at the time of the blast. The investigation, now in complete disarray, is hastily turned over to Monk. Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal, which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship, and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman? Backed up by his astute wife, Hester, and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk vows to find answers-but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue, his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes, perhaps too late, that he is the next target. Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels Blood on the Water '[An] unfailingly rewarding series.'-The New York Times Book Review 'Riveting . . . one of Perry's most engrossing books.'-The Washington Times 'Tension-filled . . . intricate and densely plotted . . . Victorian London comes alive.'-BookPage Blind Justice 'Ranks among the best . . . Perry has written. Her courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.'-Huntington News A Sunless Sea 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels.'-The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss 'Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.'-The Star-Ledger Execution Dock '[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There's no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.'-The Boston Globe Dark Assassin 'Brilliant . . . a page-turning thriller . . . blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.'-Jeffery Deaver, author of Edge The Shifting Tide 'The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London's 'longest street,' the Thames, comes to life.'-South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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