The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary — only $1.99

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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The #1 New York Times bestseller that inspired a legendary film: An 11-year-old girl is possessed by a demon in this chilling read inspired by a true story. With nearly 59,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s 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; 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 literary landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Newly polished and added to by it author and published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

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Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram — a five-pointed star — is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers — and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice.

Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

One of the brightest stars of Scandinavian crime writing, Jo Nesbø has been compared to Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell. His novels are bestsellers throughout Europe, acclaimed by critics and revered by aficionados of thrillers and mysteries. Brilliantly plotted and paced, The Devil’s Star shows Nesbø at his absolute best, combining powerful emotional resonance with truly stunning suspense.

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Everywhere That Mary Went

by Lisa Scottoline

Mary DiNunzio is trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm. She’s too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she’s been getting—until they fall into a sinister pattern. Mary can’t shake the sensation that someone is watching her. Following her every move. Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life. (Rosato & Associates Series #1)

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Changing Planes

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A New York Times Notable Book from the National Book Award–winning author of A Wizard of Earthsea: Stuck at the airport, Sita unlocks the ability to visit other planes of existence, making for “vivid stories” with a “wildly inventive array of societies and cultures” (Booklist).

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The Serial Killer’s Wife

by Robert Swartwood

Fans of taut psychological thrillers like The Silence of the Lambs will be enthralled by this USA Today bestseller: Elizabeth Piccioni is forced to confront the terror of her past — or lose her son forever. A “scary, thrilling, page-turning” read (Blake Crouch).

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by Douglas Clegg

From a New York Times bestselling author who “can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby” (Dean Koontz): Disturbing events unfold when a child arrives in the sleepy town of Stonehaven…

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A “horror utopia” (Booklist): Delve into the darkest depths of the macabre in this “spine-tingling” anthology (People) — including stories from Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and more! “A new benchmark of excellence” (Publishers Weekly starred review).

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by Bill Crider

In his lonely island home, retired investigator Truman has nothing to do but dwell on his failures — until he’s tasked with finding an old friend’s missing daughter. A Shamus Award–nominated novel featuring “a moody, introspective PI in the finest tradition” (Publishers Weekly).

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Song of Kali by Dan Simmons — only $1.99


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Praised by Dean Koontz as “the best novel in the genre I can remember,”Song of Kali follows an American magazine editor who journeys to the brutally bleak, poverty-stricken Indian city in search of a manuscript by a mysterious poet—but instead is drawn into an encounter with the cult of Kali, goddess of death.

A chilling voyage into the squalor and violence of the human condition, this novel is considered by many to be the best work by the author of The Terror, who has been showered with accolades, including the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Hugo Award.

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Starr Bright Will Be with You Soon by Joyce Carol Oates — only $1.99

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A psychological thriller from a National Book Award winner

When Lily’s estranged sister, Sharon, shows up at her door, she welcomes her with open arms—only to realize Sharon is the most wanted serial killer in the country.


“Creepy…nobody walks on the dark side with a more menacing gait.” —Publishers Weekly

“Recall that ‘Rosamond Smith’ is the nom de plume of Joyce Carol Oates when writing her psychological suspense novels a la Ruth Rendell. Oates-as-Smith has had great practice in limning the type of personality that results from sexual guilt and craving love, and she explores it anew” in Starr Bright Will Be with You Soon (Booklist).

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From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.

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