A standalone crime thriller featuring Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, from the global bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and BRASS VERDICT. Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the Los Angeles Times, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang: a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer Prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a serial killer known as The Scarecrow, who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off on the crime beat and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming . . .
The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING CREATOR OF OTIS AND THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone. Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis’s favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can’t sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another’s friendship . . . but on this day, Otis can't seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield. A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone's favorite tractor, Otis. Praise for OTIS AND THE SCARECROW: "Otis the tractor’s goodhearted nature continues to shine in his fifth picture book." –Publishers Weekly “Readers will enjoy this sixth tale of an admirable leader who does the right thing with quiet confidence.” –Booklist “Teachers will see the connection between the lonely scarecrow and the outsider in the classroom and will be able to find many uses for this volume in the curriculum. Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way.” –Kirkus Reviews “Loren Long creates a perfect book for the beginning of the school year with "Otis and the Scarecrow."--Examiner.com
“The Scarecrow of Oz” is a 1915 novel by Layman Frank Baum. Baum's ninth book set in the Land of Oz and his favourite, it chronicles the adventures of Trot, Cap'n Bill, and Scarecrow in their struggle against King Krewl of Jinxland. This wonderful tale is highly recommended for lovers of The Wizard of Oz series, and it would make for perfect bedtime reading. Layman Frank Baum (1856 – 1919) was an American author most famous for his contributions to children's literature, most notably “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Other works by this author include: “The Marvellous Land of Oz” (1900), “The Woggle-Bug Book” (1905), and “The Patchwork Girls of Oz” (1913). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
"It's the day of the scarecrow contest, and Henry and Simon are running late. Then, on the way to school, the get a flat tyre. This is only the start of their troubles!"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary.
Sean and the Scarecrow is a short story about a boy who has a wonderful adventure with his new friend, Steve the scarecrow. So come along with Steve and Sean as they meet other friends on their great adventure.
Release on 2009-05 | by Michael Connelly,Michael Brandon
Author: Michael Connelly,Michael Brandon
Pubpsher: Darren G. Burton
Category: Drug dealers
"As a rookiecrime reporter, Jack McEvoy stumbled onto a story that made his name - and almost got him killed - When he helped track down a serial killer nicknamed The Poet. Twelve years later, the former hot-shot is about to become the latest victim of budget cuts at the LA times - but Jack is determined to go out in a blaze of glory, with one last big story.
"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Burning "One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril." - Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines Trilogy SOLOM: THE SCARECROW Book#1 in the Solom series. When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband's farm. But there's more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith's first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon's great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance. And Gordon teases Katy and Jett with a story about a wicked scarecrow that comes in from the fields at night to slake an unnatural thirst. When the legends come to life, Katy and Jett discover the Smith family secrets cut deep. And they must face the supernatural menace together or become part of Solom's legends forever. (Look for the second book in the SOLOM series, THE NARROW GATE.) -------------------------- keywords: paranormal horror, haunted house, supernatural suspense, thriller ebooks, Stephen King, James Herbert, Joe Hill, Brian Keene, Jonathan Maberry, Peter Straub, James Herbert, Adam Nevill, Ania Ahlborn, Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, ghost stories, Appalachian Mountain folk tales, scary books, Stoker Award, dark fantasy, rural haunting, spooky legends, Peter Straub, bestselling Google play books, horror bestsellers, popular fiction, paranormal mystery series.