Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble. After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene. Moving from the villas of Reykjavík´s banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride, and murder from one of Europe´s most successful crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001729/bk_rhuk_001729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year 1916 was not shaping up to be a good one for Alafair Tucker, and finding Bernie Arruda dead in a ditch didn´t help matters. Alafair had not wanted to go to Arizona in the first place. But her 10-year-old daughter, Blanche, was suffering from a stubborn ailment of the lungs, and her best chance for a cure was dry desert air. So Alafair and her husband, Shaw, had bundled their sick child onto the train and made the difficult trip from Oklahoma to the home of Alafair´s sister in Tempe, Arizona. As soon as they arrived on that bright day in March, Blanche began to improve. And Alafair was overjoyed to see her witty, brilliant, beautiful sister Elizabeth again. Adding to the excitement was a Hollywood motion-picture company that was filming a movie on the streets of Tempe. But Alafair and Shaw soon discover that all is not well in sunny Arizona. Elizabeth´s marriage is in tatters; tensions are high between the Anglo and Latino communities following Pancho Villa´s murderous raid on Columbus, New Mexico; and Alafair suspects her sister is involved in an illegal operation to smuggle war refugees out of Mexico and into the United States. And now here is Bernie Arruda, lying on his back in a ditch, staring into eternity. The night before, he had been singing Mexican love songs at the party in Elizabeth´s backyard, his black eyes flashing as he winked at the ladies. He had been a charmer, all right - too bad there were so many people who would be glad he was dead. Alafair decides to find the culprit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005357/bk_blak_005357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Saucerian Press proudly presents Forget About Flying Saucers: You Can´t Stop Us, and It Will Only Cause Panic and Disaster, one of the last books edited by the iconic ufologist, publisher, and best-selling author, Gray Barker, whose writing influenced the plotlines of shows like Star Trek, Futurama, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Outer Limits, The Jetsons, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone. Shuttling between his Manhattan publishing office and his secluded cabin deep in the hills of his home state of West Virginia, the prolific Barker single-handedly kept public interest focused on UFOs during it leanest years and introduced many themes still discussed and investigated by today’s paranormal and conspiracy researchers: the Roswell UFO Crash, Men in Black, Ancient Aliens, Nazi UFOs, the Philadelphia Experiment, the Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, MJ-12, secret underground bases, little green men, and the Maury Island Incident. Forget About Flying Saucers and its sister books Visitors from the Void, Flying Saucer Fire and Fury, Serpents of Fire, Saucers of Fear, Saucers of Fire, Bigfoot Shootout, and Time-Traveling Through Swamp Gas were assembled by Barker shortly before his death, using material culled from deteriorating copies of his notoriously speculative newsletters and gossipy syndicated column - for years the most widely read national column on UFOs, Forteana, and ´´weird science”. In true newsletter style, these works shed urgent, much-needed light on a wide variety of ufological riddles. Some of these articles were the very first reports on famous cases, such as that of Antonio Villas-Boas, the Brazilian farmer who was forced to have sex with a spacewoman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119664/bk_acx0_119664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.