Jess

Jess

Autor: H. Rider Haggard

Jess Croft is a frightened and closed in herself a girl. All this because of her misfortune that happened in childhood. She was forced to leave England without a mother in South Africa. Captain John Niel arrives at the farm where Jess and her sister live. He falls in love with Jess. But all this can turn into a love triangle.

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Cena: 14.9


The Crouching Beast

Autor: Valentine Williams

It is 1914. but war has not yet broken out. Olivia Dunbar. a young English woman. is working in Germany as a private secretary. She obtains secret military information. and becomes entangled in a British secret agent operation. and encounters the terrifying Dr. Grundt. head of German counter-intelligence: the „crouching beast” of the title. „The Crouching Beast” by Valentine Williams is an example of the reluctant spy sub-genre. in which an innocent civilian finds himself caught up in the dangerous game of espionage. The twist in this book is that the innocent civilian is a young woman. She is also the narrator of the tale. Third in the seven book series about the dreaded German Secret Service Chief Dr. Adolph Grundt. „The Crouching Beast” is an effective and enjoyable espionage thriller.

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Cena: 14.9


The Night Life of the Gods

Autor: Thorne Smith

In „Night Life of the Gods”. we meet Hunter Hawk. wealthy eccentric scientist in 1920s America. who. after numerous explosions. manages to invent an „atomic ray” that turns living beings into statues. and a second ray that restores them to their original state. With the help of Megaera. a fetching nine-hundred-year-old lady leprechaun he meets one night in the woods. he masters the art of transforming statues into people. Together. the two are invincible. especially when they get to New York City. where there are museums full of statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. waiting to come back to life… Author Thorne Smith puts his seemingly boundless imagination to good work in „The Night Life of the Gods”. a rip-roaring novel that postulates about what would happen if ancient deities were revived and allowed to run wild in the streets of Depression-era New York City.

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Cena: 14.9


The Gentle Grafter

Autor: O. Henry

O. Henry (whose real name is William Sydney Porter) is famous for his many short stories of everyday-life America. full of wit. charm. and inventiveness. This collection of classic tales set on the wrong side of the law showcases a master craftsman at the top of his form. „The Gentle Grafter” is a collection of 14 short stories about grafters who travel. peddle and swindle in the South. Those grafters have different business ethics and moral senses. and their artistic plots lead them to an unsuspected but comic ending. Each chapter is either told by an anonymous narrator or by Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker. two other con men. All of the con work was done somewhere within the United States. With the surprising twists and turns. not to mention the wit and humor throughout the book. „The Gentle Grafter” will leave the reader smiling and asking for more.

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Cena: 14.9


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In „The Man-Stealers” we have the French plot to kidnap the Duke of Wellington to avenge Napoleon’s imprisonment. Matthew Phipps Shiel (1865–1947) was a prolific British writer of West Indian descent. His legal surname remained „Shiell” though he adopted the shorter version as a de facto pen name. He is remembered mostly for supernatural and scientific romances. His work was published as serials. novels. and as short stories. „The Purple Cloud” (1901; 1929) remains his most famous and often reprinted novel. If you haven’t discovered the joys of Shiel ’s mysteries there is a good place to start.

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Jesse James. the Outlaw

Autor: W.B. Lawson

Jesse James (September 5. 1847 – April 3. 1882) was an American outlaw. gang leader. bank robber. train robber. and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive. he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. His exploits inspired the imagination of America. including a whole series of dime novels dedicated to his adventures. This tale was originally published in 1901 and written by W.B. Lawson. „Jesse James. the Outlaw” is a dramatic retelling of the myth the legend and story of Jesse James. This is a great wild west tale and exciting historical adventure from the age of the wild west and the dime novel.

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Cena: 14.9



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