The Secret Hour

The Secret Hour
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Atom Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-01
Genre: Science fiction
ISBN: 9780748135141

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Now in paperback--the first volume in a mesmerizing new trilogy which introduces a group of teens, who call themselves Midnighters, living in a world that is frozen in time and inhabited by dark creatures that lurk in the shadows.

The Hour of Peril

The Hour of Peril
Author: Daniel Stashower
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2013-01-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 1250023327

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"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." —Harlan Coben Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War in THE HOUR OF PERIL. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America's first female private eye. As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward "the seat of danger," Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life—and the future of the nation—on a "perilous feint" that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president. Shrouded in secrecy—and, later, mired in controversy—the story of the "Baltimore Plot" is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era, and Stashower has crafted this spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race-against-the-clock thriller. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Non-fiction Work Winner of the 2014 Macavity Award for Best Nonfiction

Touching Darkness

Touching Darkness
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2011-01-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0748126775

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Imagine falling for someone who can fly you through the air. Imagine loving someone who can see your darkest thoughts. Imagine having secrets that could destroy the things you cherish . . . Midnight in Bixby hides more than one secret, and uncovering them will put Jessica and her friends in more danger than they could have imagined. The Midnighters aren't the only ones seeking truth in the darkness. And if the group allow their own secrets to come between them they risk losing one of their own - forever.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Author: Robin Sloan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1443415804

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The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a web-design drone, and serendipity, sheer curiosity and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey have landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than its name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything. Instead they “check out” impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he has embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behaviour and roped his friends into helping him figure out just what’s going on. But once they take their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the secrets extend far beyond the walls of the bookstore. Evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or Umberto Eco, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like—an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

Blue Noon

Blue Noon
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Atom Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-08-01
Genre: Oklahoma
ISBN: 9780748135158

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This third book of Westerfield's acclaimed series is a tale of pulse-pounding danger, electrifying power, and a race against time that may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour

Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0060519517

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Nobody is safe in the secret hour. Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma. Time freezes. Nobody moves. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time. These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School. Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her before she can use it. A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

The Secret Hour [1]

The Secret Hour [1]
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher:
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2008
Genre:
ISBN: 9780605369160

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Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.

The Secret Hour

The Secret Hour
Author: Luanne Rice
Publisher:
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2003
Genre: Suspense fiction
ISBN:

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The Secret Hour

The Secret Hour
Author: Luanne Rice
Publisher: Bantam
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2004-02-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0553584014

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From the acclaimed author of The Perfect Summer and other New York Times bestsellers comes the gripping story of a man fighting for his family, a woman searching for her sister—and the promise of a new life where both least expect it. Beneath his controlled demeanor, attorney John O’Rourke is a man in turmoil. Since the death of his wife, he has been juggling the rigors of a controversial capital murder case and the demands of raising two children. As eleven-year-old Maggie and fourteen-year-old Teddy long for the past, they must also contend with the hostility that swirls around them since their father took on the defense of a despised killer—including a brick through their window one autumn morning. But a quieter event also takes place that day. A woman arrives on the O’Rourke doorstep to find a house in chaos but brimming with love—and, she hopes, answers. Six months ago Kate Harris’s younger sister fled from home following a devastating confrontation. After mailing a single postcard from the New England shore, Willa Harris vanished. With only a postmark to go on, Kate comes to the seaside—and discovers the one man who may be able to help her. . . .

The Secret Hour

The Secret Hour
Author: Denise Robins
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-08-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1444781634

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Just a week before her marriage to Gordon Veriland, Evelyn meets and falls in love with Shane Cargill. But Evelyn is trapped, for Gordon has the power to put her father in prison for fraud. She knows that the wedding must take place. But Evelyn's marriage proves a hollow thing and she still hopes that one day she will be united with Shane. A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1932, and available now for the first time in eBook.