Memories, fears, the fog of nightmares... Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other shocking deaths erupt across the city, all in the style of the penances Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her missing brother, the artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim. The unwavering Christina enlists poets Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to decipher the literary clues, and together these unlikely investigators unravel the secrets of Dante's verses to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the seedy corners of London's underworld, they descend further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina must confront a more profound terror than anyone had imagined. A dazzling tale of intrigue from the writer Library Journal calls "the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers", The Dante Chamber is a riveting journey across London and into both the beauty and darkness of Dante. Expertly blending fact and fiction, Pearl gives us a historical mystery like no other that captivates and surprises until the last minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003999/bk_peng_003999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs comes a wonderful companion story to her unforgettable novel Family Tree. Every great love story has a beginning. Annie Rush's started at a food cart in a vibrant city park. Annie, then a film student, came across a ruggedly handsome, charismatic chef serving up gourmet street food to an ever-growing clientele lining up for his creations. Together Annie and Martin Harlow conceived The Key Ingredient, a cooking show featuring Martin as the star while Annie handles production. As they travel to Annie's Vermont hometown to film their pilot episode, she realizes that she might want to create more than television magic with Martin. But does he feel the same way? The weather is miserable, their shoot is a disaster, and the maple syrup just isn't flowing. While Annie tries to cling to her vision for their show, she can't help but wonder if she could be as unlucky in work as she is in love. Is she always destined to stay behind the scenes? Just as some recipes come together only at the last minute with the addition of a key ingredient, sometimes a single moment can change everything - turning Annie's life into a cornucopia of good fortune, the feast of her dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Traister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005360/bk_harp_005360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.