The Infatuations by Javier Marias. From the award-winning Spanish writer Javier Marias comes an extraordinary new book that has been a literary sensation around the world: an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand--or do we?--through one woman's ever-unfurling imagination and infatuations.
There's only one thing Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor hates more than the threat of hosting Thanksgiving dinner (after all, how traditional is her family?), and that's trying to get through the Book of the Dead without going insane. Every time she's tried reading it, she just gets blindsided - until this time, when the devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to get through the cursed thing cover to cover and finally discover all its mysteries. There's just one teensy little catch.
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War
This is the first book in Gordon Korman's Titanic trilogy. We are introduced to the main characters in this book, which begins when the Titanic leaves Ireland for its official departure from Southampton. Full of colourful characters (pickpockets, gangsters, suffragettes, the "swells" and the not-so-swell) and plots twists, it makes for a quick and enjoyable read. And, oh yes, is Jack the Ripper on the voyage? I don't know yet. On to Book Two.