FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A teenage girl's abduction stirs dark memories of a twenty-year-old cold case... Margot Lewis is a teacher at an exclusive high school in the English university town of Cambridge. In her spare time, she writes an advice column, ""Dear Amy"", for the local newspaper. When one of Margot's students, fifteen-year-old Katie, disappears, the school and the town fear the worst. And then Margot gets a ""Dear Amy"" letter unlike any of the ones she's received before. It's a desperate plea for rescue from a girl who says she is being held captive and in terrible danger-a girl called Bethan Avery, who was abducted from the local area twenty years ago and never found. The letter matches a sample of Bethan's handwriting that the police have kept on file since she vanished, and this shocking development in an infamous cold case catches the attention of criminologist Martin Forrester, who has been trying to find out what happened to her all those years ago. Spurred on by her concern for both Katie and the mysterious Bethan, Margot sets out-with Martin's help-to discover if the two cases are connected. But then Margot herself becomes a target.
This must be a hoax. Because Bethan Avery is another young girl, who went missing twenty years ago.As more letters arrive, Margot becomes consumed by finding the sender and - unlike the police - convinced that the girls' disappearances are connected.Solving this puzzle could save someone's life - but could it also cost Margot her own?
A must-read thriller from Dean Koontz - the worldwide bestseller of over 400 million copies. RELENTLESS is a pulse-pounding, page-turning race to the finish. It looked like just a bad review. But perhaps it was a death threat… Being a writer is a dangerous business. When Cubby Greenwich receives a scathing review for his latest bestseller by the feared and therefore revered critic Shearman Waxx, he is determined to take no notice of it. But Fate carries him right into Waxx's path. What began as an innocent and unexpected encounter is about to trigger an inferno of violence. For Shearman Waxx is not merely a ferocious literary enemy, but a ruthless sociopath, and now he is intent on destroying Cubby and everything he holds dear: his home, his wife, his young son, and every hope he had in the world. The terror has only just begun, and it will be relentless…
SALES HANDLE: Amy Butler, author of resounding successes In Stitches (over 70,000 copies in print!) and Little Stitches for Little Ones (over 30,000 copies in print), turns her attention to handbags, offering 12 patterns and tons of fun variations to make 26 fabulous bags. DISTINCTIVE: This is the first handbag sewing book backed by a superstar author with huge brand reach. Amy's signature fresh, modern style combined with our popular user-friendly format--Wire-O binding with a bound-in pattern pocket--will sets this apart from the competition. TREND/CONSUMER: We hear from craft accounts that their consumers will buy anything with Amy Butler's name on it, and bags are among her most popular products! Plus, sewing is still hot: Jo Ann, Hancock, and other key craft accounts continue to list sewing as their top selling category. In addition, fashion sewing is a growing trend, as proven by the success of shows like Project Runway, etc -- this book is perfect for that audience. VALUE: Amy Butler's hugely popular bag sewing patterns sell for $12 each. Her coveted handbags cost between $50 and $200 a piece. STYLE STITCHES is a total steal, offering 12 brand-new patterns plus instructions and techniques to get 26 bags for just $29.95! NOTABLE AUTHOR: Amy is a celebrity in the crafting community and her brand continues to grow. In 2009 alone, she released a new bedding collection, a line of rugs, a collection of desktop accessories, and numerous new fabrics and sewing patterns. She has been featured on national programs on MSNBC, HGTV and PBS. Her Web site (www.amybutlerdesign.com) averages 65,000/day, and after press or promotions exceeds 200,000/day. FOREIGN POTENTIAL: Amy Butler's products are available in every US state and distributed globally in 13 countries: Aus, Canada, New Zealand, S. Korea, UK, Taiwan, Germany, S. Africa, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Singapore, Norway. Her previous books have sold in the UK, Germany, China, and other locations. RELEVANT SALES INFO: Amy's other books have sold extremely well for us: In Stitches has grossed 63,979 and Little Stitches has grossed 29,868.
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Белый очкарик Дэвид Ситек и четверо темнокожих музыкантов выдали свой самый цельный альбом. "Dear Science" — это идеальная квинтэссенция всего, что происходило в независимом роке 2000-х. Агрессивно непослушный панк-фанк. Дельно пущенная в ход экзотическая ритмическая полифония. Мезальянс белой и черной культур, сочетающий врожденную меланхолию первой с неуемной сексуальностью второй. Веселье как похмелье; танцы на обломках западной цивилизации. Футуризм, познающий настоящее через обломки прошлого. Даже ломаный английский хип-хоп —с чего-то похожего стартует "Red Dress". От изобилия не рябит в глазах; "Dear Science" вообще самый доступный альбом TV On The Radio. Александр Горбачев, АФИША
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