I know what I got to do. And I definitely see a friendship developing here. And I definitely can see with all of us working together helping to accomplish those goals, and tasks that we talked about. We can do it. No worries! Thank you. Some may complain about the length of this interview: indeed, it is longer than I intended. But these things take as long as they take.
Others may cringe from the wall of text that confronts them here, but one of my pet peeves is the laziness of those who prefer to passively absorb information through videos rather than doing the hard work of reading. This is why I provide only the audio of these interviews. I may at some future point post the video with additional analysis, but for now, I consider the video an impediment. I include the audio file as a SoundCloud download in the interest of authenticity.
Anyone can review the audio and compare it to my transcript. Best of all: text is searchable, and unlike video, it is indexed on the net. You will find no filler here. This is raw, usable information, for students of Cicada , for social scientists researching this phenomenon of the internet age, for historians to come. I comment on these interviews and I place supporting information adjacent to where it is needed. Anyone can dispute my commentary or the information that I provide, but the data itself stands on its own merits. More interviews with other Cicada insiders are forthcoming.
The first was with Arturo Tafoyovsky Lestat. We recount the efforts of Schoenberger and his colleagues, Michael Levine and Richard Lech, to monetize the order, excluding the actual puzzle creators from their schemes. For the corporate lawyers reviewing this interview, consider the tenuous ownership position of the profiteering triumvirate. They may hold a trademark, but they can demonstrate no ownership of the intellectual property of the order. I am not a lawyer, I am merely an informed bystander, but I suspect that sharks will soon begin circling on behalf of the artists who created its enigmatic puzzles.
Finally, the protagonists know precisely where the PGP key is held. Without the authenticity of the PGP key, no solvers will engage with ersatz puzzles. I am advised that further attempts to coerce the holder of the key will provoke the whirlwind. With this series of interviews and the work that they inform, I analyze the organization, function and goals of Cicada I hope that you enjoy my efforts. Corrections and comments are welcome. More, much more, is coming. Stay tuned. Co-conspirators in a profiteering triumvirate seeking to monetize a cyperpunk order for sale to Hollywood. At the time that I publish this interview, some former members are contemplating a resurrection.
A new puzzle may be released on January 5, I am engaged in the massive project of analyzing QAnon as a viral phenomenon, as an ideology and a psyop. Cicada preceded QAnon. Some of the personalities that initated QAnon were members of Cicada Understanding their synergy is crucial to understanding both organizations. This interview is my second in , and the first in a series addressing Cicada Paul Furber, the original Q evangelist.
That interview, the first in the Q Files , was published on this site on May 18, This interview of 11, words with Mr. Tafoyovsky was conducted on May 24, I released the draft interview transcript and its accompanying commentary to him on August 11, , and completed my initial revisions on August 13, After some minor corrections, he approved release of the final version on August 14, These are now corrected. I also consider the critiques of Ms.
I thank Ms. Matteau for her kind revisions. Indeed, I interviewed Manuel Chavez III two days before this interview on May that interview and its accompanying commentary are now gargantuan, comprising nearly 40, words and rising. It primarily addresses QAnon, though a central section dissects Cicada in detail.
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This Cicada section will probably be extracted and combined with other materials to be published separately. I do my transcriptions the old fashioned way, by hand and by ear, eschewing automation. While this takes much time, it improves accuracy and makes me intimate with the data. I initially publish only transcribed audio tracks with commentary.
I reserve my videos for separate analysis on a later date. I decided to skip ahead and to break out this interview with Mr. Tafoyovsky before my May 22 interview with Manuel Chavez III as it is shorter, and I rely upon it and other interviews with Tafoyovsky in my overarching project. I also interviewed Mr. Tafoyovsky on April 10, April 14, on multiple days in June between the 9th and the 27th, on July 4, and on August 10 and August 16, Most of these interviews were on background, they were not recorded, so only gisting transcripts of them may eventually be published.
As will be seen, Mr. Tafoyovsky is not the only Cicada member that I interviewed. Further interviews with other inner circle members are ongoing. If my other Cicada interviews go well, a separate book-length treatment of Cicada may be feasible. As a political scientist my focus is organizational: I dissect how the digital order functioned, how it was comprised, what its goals were, and how it pursued them.
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Accordingly, all Cicada artifacts acquired in my research are archived on the imperishable blockchain of my LBRY channel Samizdat. A little overhyped, but I am doing ok. Like, excited. It… we finally found out who Q  is… a part of Q, you could call it that way. Like he started it… crosstalk … Excuse me? You know the Bakers, the ones that hold the tripcode and stuff? We always knew who those  people were. Jerome Corsi is getting an entire chapter in my book, in fact. I am well aware of Jerome Corsi.
You can find it on Defango A You can see the video. I also put some evidence out on Twitter. Our friend Denise Matteau sent over some information about this. If you look at the email of who he says Q is, it has a name that matches the name of the reddit mystery on Google. It pulls you up to the A account, but it is weird that Corsi is getting an email from somebody claiming to be Q from an AOL account.
He says that Corsi seems to be very Zionistic, super-pro Trump. I wanted to remind you guys that this… is proof that QAnon is someone close to President Donald Trump. Tracy Beanz Tracy Diaz talks. And the pen is a Montblanc ink pen that Trump has used for a long time. Note the desk. Had to be taken by somebody who is there. That pretty much authenticates that QAnon is close to Trump, and these important White House meetings. Defango plays a Right Wing Watch video. We got to go posts down. Looking for the picture of the pen… got to go farther back.
Got to be in January. Does this look familiar? January 6th. Just, you know, checking, Chavez OutGuesses the photo. Do not get me started on somebody using an AOL address. You cannot make things like this up. This whole thing reeks of yet another Thomas Schoenberger scam, one more among a multitude that are emerging as I delve the intertwined mysteries of QAnon and Cicada As Arturo Tafoyovsky Lestat observes, Schoenberger loves reeling in these elderly matrons, kindly ladies living on a pension.
What is going on with these weirdos. Does Jerome Corsi know who the new QAnon is? Or are they just doing something to kind of change everything up? I mean, I am more than open to speaking with Jerome Corsi on the situation. Anyway, let me know what you guys think. God bless, Q. That pretty much authenticates that QAnon is pretty close to President Trump. This Q drop actually authenticates nothing, but Corsi tells his audience that it does, and so he is believed. The email address is : ade45f56d9bc9 aol.
I will not tumble down that rabbit hole at this point, to keep this interview and commentary on track. What sense is there in using that to communicate and what about the connect to that reddit puzzle. That was the first thing that tied up so many things. Here is the email that Thomas Schoenberger sent to Arturo Tafoyovsky:.
As usual I am reviewing many emails by Schoenberger lately , the email is cryptic and dismissive. Schoenberger, who claims to be the reincarnation of Saint Germain, flogs a reputation for himself as a fortuneteller, a reputation that he mostly promotes himself using multiple sock accounts. And I thought, this is the guy. That Jerome Corsi was communicating and giving out information.
I know that Thomas never did post. But remember the things that he sells is his prophecies. He throws an arrow and where it hits is where he draws the bullseye. That is kind of how he makes his prophecies work. And he was seducing her? Who can pay him. That makes no sense at all. Then why when the corsi emails got leaked nobody connected a to PImobi and there for to Thomas, and what about FBIAnon that is the same thing as Q nor the fakecicada connection, like i said im not saying Defango did not helped Thomas out pic.
I am looking at his criminal arrests for felony stalking. I am confused how you consolidated a connection between Jack and Q. The profiteering drops. Courtesy of researcher Elemi Fuentes. Maybe this can answer your question better. I made the connection because when I searched the email that Thomas sent me, an A email,  I searched it, it sent me to the Pi. Mobi puzzle. The Pi. Mobi puzzle is dismissed as an imitation Cicada puzzle on the Uncovering Cicada Wiki. It showed me results of Defango talking about the leaked emails between Q and Jerome Corsi.
Who has them? With links. Probably, you can say that it is decently documented. I can send it to you if you want. Because emails… alright, that is one piece of evidence, but what I am looking for, what I am looking to see, is a rock-solid connection between Jack and Q and Jack and Thomas. Well like in a way that, uh—yeah, you can check it out, I can put out the evidence.
I do so. Just a moment here. Silence So this is dated April 1st, ? Her email is in the Defango Pastebin : denise. Googling Ms. Except that Ms. Matteau reportedly called Dallas PD and confirmed, she says, that no Officer Halloway is employed by that department. On August 17, Ms. Jaquelyn Weaver commented on this article page bottom , stating that Ms.
Matteau was apparently the victim of someone impersonating a police officer. Clicking on Mr. My guess is that Mr. The quilts look nice, and she makes one per month. I intend to buy one, if I can coordinate the logistics of shipping it to Bangkok. Thai Customs imposes heavy import duties, as they want expatriates to purchase products made in the Kingdom. Matteau, naturally, is displeased to be called a scammer on the Dallas Police Department Facebook page blue checkmarked, no less. Unfortunately I am not Jewish except in spirit.
Then Ms. I thank her for her praise, but I enjoin all readers to remember that this interview captures the statements of Arturo Tafoyovsky. I merely comment on his words. After she criticizes Mr. I regret to correct Ms. Matteau, but I am American born and bred, of Spanish descent, and a veteran. She complains that Mr. This is actually a legit indictment. I should know better. Something about that Dallas PD Facebook page struck me, which may be why I included a screenshot of it in the first place.
Matteau is correct when she says that no American police department would be allowed to post materials like this. I am sure that she will get to the bottom of it. For my part, I apologize to Ms. Matteau for publishing it. In my comment response below, I advised Ms. Weaver that Ms. Matteau is not a focus of my investigations, and indeed she is not. I do not plan to investigate her trafficking in hand-made quilts, despite her emphatic condemnation that Mr. Somos americanos , Ms. Mexico is in North America. I am reading out loud.
Ok, I am sorry for taking a moment here, I just want to take a look at this. And it does. All the elements of a Schoenberger scam are present: by now, for me, they are formulaic. I see the same patterns repeated. You get better at detecting him. It actually gets not so hard. I already sent you the email that Thomas sent me from that email. I see the YouTube video… I got that… now did you send me email? He laughs, because it is true. This email sent by Thomas Schoenberger from the A address that he used to perpetrate a puzzle on reddit —that he also used to correspond with Carol from Cali, and then also used as he pretended to be QAnon to deceive the old normie Jerome Corsi—is classic Schoenberger.
As is typical with fraudsters, Schoenberger lost track of his lies, and he mistakenly used this A email address to torment Arturo Tafoyovsky. And this brought the whole edifice down. That A email address was used by Schoenberger to perpetrate multiple scams. The least of them was a reddit puzzle, but many reddit solvers who read this and now learn the truth will feel gypped. I am stepping through these inputs, and it takes me a minute to get it. I am sorry to interrupt. Break this down for me. I am kind of old. That email is owned by Thomas. And Corsi communicated to that email thinking that email was Q.
Now I see it. What I am not seeing is any indication that Corsi believes that one of them is Q? Tafoyovsky is very patient with me. And this indeed rings a bell with me, as Jerome Corsi sold subscriptions on Gab. I researched Jerome Corsi and I uncovered no contractual relationship between him and any agency of the US government. Corsi was never an employee, a contractor, or a subcontractor for the US government.
If Corsi ever enjoyed a relationship of any kind with the US intelligence community there is no evidence of it, and he will never produce any. And it is true that the intelligence community never confirms nor denies. We know our own, and Corsi is not one of us. I was trained on such systems. I know them when I see them.
This ludicrous verbiage is not a classified communications system. It is, in fact, a fantasy. They also desperately wanted Corsi to be legit. We might think that old men in proximity to their demise would make no time for such bullshit, but we would be wrong. Someone may wish to remind Jerome Corsi that he will take no gold with him when he dies. At one time, he was raking in far more dough. He used every single bennie that he could gain money out of.
I do not think that Arturo means that he actually promoted Corsi back in the day. Again, we must remember that English is not his first language. I think that he meant that Corsi used multiple angles to wrest income from his audience. Amazon book sales, Gab subscriptions, donations via PayPal, and Patreon patrons. Really greedy. So when did Defango do this video? April 1st. So what we got here is emails indicating that Corsi is talking to Jack. Is that correct? I intend absolutely no offense with this observation, but it strikes me that Ms. Emerald was yet another matronly mark for Schoenberger to scam.
I am sure that Thomas was the influencer. Like with Corsi he was there for awhile until Corsi was eventually removed from the team. He always had influence via Snow White and others that he knew within the group… just by his association with Tracy Beanz Tracy Diaz? I am thinking, who was Snow White? What was the significance of the tweets that came out today? Like, three arguments that, with evidence, and also it makes sense, it fits, about the involvement of Thomas with this specific LARP.
With this one that connects not only to QAnon, but to his old puzzle, Pi. Mobi , that he used to infiltrate Cicada. This is confusing. You got to make it simple for an old guy like me. Tafoyovsky is Mexican, and courtesy comes naturally to him. Chavez is American, rude, contemptuous, quick to assume betrayal—which makes sense when you consider that he was betrayed by Thomas Schoenberger and in turn betrayed the secrets of Cicada Betrayal is a repeated theme in the psychological makeup of Chavez. I do not have to publish this.
If you think it should be published I am happy to publish it. Because that is what I would like to do. I think, I mean at this point so far, just taking… from a meta-standpoint, we have a connection between Cicada and Q, and right now Defango is having the most influence on how the Cicada narrative is going to be documented.
Cicada , because he is not Cicada , he got officially kicked out, he has no documentation, no creative, uh, he is not creating anything working for the puzzle or anything. I understand that it was Kryptos who was doing the puzzles. And he is doing his own mess on his own, Arturo is still talking about Schoenberger, and has not yet shifted over to talk about Kryptos , whom I will discuss in some detail momentarily and he is using different outlets on social media to propagate and maintain that narrative.
We got a friend that analyzed the data from social media and stuff… and that stuff goes back to the Russian Embassy. The net of people, that communicate between each other, that are involved in MAGA, and puzzles, and in WikiLeaks … is very interesting. And on that point, I am ok with not knowing.
It is important to understand what you do know. But it is even more important to know what you do not know. That is ok. I am laughing. So I am kind of watching for that. But, you know, Defango did not want to tell me. Or be specific. He likes to play his games. And I am still waiting, two and a half months later. That is what I do not like about him. Like, I sent you what he tweeted… after what I discovered. I understand him. And I would be totally ok if he would take all the glory.
For example. Let him win. Let him talk. I mean, I am not going to lie to him. He needs to win. I think that sums it up in a phrase. Chavez lost his composure when I published this interview because I published it before I published an interview with him. As infantile as that is, I understand Chavez.
He is at times overwhelmed by inadequacy. His pursuit of fame is an attempt to fill a gaping black hole at his core. His history is one of betrayal, he cannot trust anybody, least of all himself, because no one understands his inadequacies better. We talked for nearly three hours, and a host of characters and events needed to be explained for the interview to make sense to a lay reader who is not a daily watcher of a niche category of YouTube videos. Rather than ignoring this interview, Chavez was compelled to read it —on his YouTube channel. As he read it, he mocked Tafoyovsky for citing research previously done by himself.
Instead of feeling validated because Tafoyovsky cited his solid research, research that was duly noted by me, Chavez accused Tafoyovsky of stealing from him. I am meticulous in matters of attribution. There was no theft. There was acknowledgement of good research.
The proof of that is in this interview. I actually talked to this fool, too. Chavez is approximately 31 years old, with 20, subscribers to his YouTube channel. I was a combat veteran of service in the 2d Ranger Battalion, and an alumnus of the 1st Special Forces Group. A search on my birthname Stephen Trujillo turns this up with a click. Chavez and I live in different worlds. Because I published an interview with Tafoyovsky first, his imaginary rival, Chavez calls me a fool and a douchebag.
A smart person would wait until his own interview is published before calling the writer a douchebag. But we are not dealing with smart people here. This is my fault. I selected this topic because I am interested in it, and these are the characters involved.
Chavez craves fame. I will make him famous. His role in these historical matters justifies it. Calling me childish names will not change one word of the history that I am writing. Because information is my priority, the historical record, and Arturo Tafoyovsky wants the historical record of Cicada to be accurate, as do I, we are allies in that aim. For these are cypherpunk ideals, and Cicada is a cypherpunk enterprise. Information needs to be free. Those are not just stirring words, they are more than a t-shirt slogan.
And we know that Jack is Thomas. I am not the only one that made the connection between Corsi and Jack. Because that came out basically kind of as a leak. A year ago. Ok, so Corsi is connected to Jack. Jack is QAnon. But I am sure that at one point they lost Thomas, like, because you know, the posts start changing. The iterations of QAnon will be examined elsewhere. So at the start of it, they had the favor of Thomas, because also it was his baby, and then he lost it and they lost Thomas and therefore the way that Q posted changed.
Actually it was at that time, I got to go back and look at the dates. Arturo cracks up because this is one of the stupidest things imaginable and it really happened. There is no connection to the intelligence community. Well, RDS… could be—he is a candidate for being involved. But we are also on that…anyway. What is the significance of the tweets that you posted today. We can integrate this, I think, into an analysis of the iterations of QAnon. As I said: such an analysis is underway, and will be published in due time. But no one has that. Thomas… that guy is so toxic.
I mean I come across his fingerprints, his footsteps, everywhere, and he is involved in really terrible, terrible shit. Be careful. And, uh… this next phase I am sure is going to be a little bit busy and stuff. I hope so. I will try my best. You can make a home run, or you can go step by step, carefully, chronicling everything, documenting everything, and at the end of the process you have an overwhelming preponderance of proof that shows what happened. Two ways. A home run, or the long slow way. He is an anchorman for Fox. How do you spell Zeros? You told me the name he was using… on YouTube, what was it it again?
Tim Young. I have it here, he actually followed me, It was so weird. After I met Thomas, he followed me on Twitter, and well, he is like a famous person, he has a bunch of followers , nearly , on Twitter and I really, like, felt awkward. Why is he adding me? And stuff. Mostly because… one second… typing, focusing, distracted by something … Oh. Excuse me.
Uh… What was I going to tell you? Here it is. He added me. What is his connection to everything? That is a good question. The give-away is how he curses. He makes special emphasis, and you know, the word patterns? The way he talks, it gives him away. Also the necessity of covering his face… is just a signal that he is concerned about his face. I get back to business.
Each of us are doing stuff, and we talk, but nothing is going to be public until Thomas goes away. Who is currently participating in this? But I cannot really say their names. Besides from the persons who are already out, most of them are still with us. I mean, Genki is still involved with you? I recently sent Genki and other Cicada insiders interview requests. If they read this, they should consider that my intent is to ensure that Cicada is accurately chronicled and archived.
I am not a journalist, I do not engage in gotcha journalism. I am an old cypherpunk, a political scientist, and an historian. In my youth, I was a soldier. Schoenberger should ask himself whether he wishes his involvement in Cicada to be characterized by his critics or by himself. So far, only his critics are talking to me. None of his allies. I strive to be dispassionate, but my analysis will inevitably be shaped by my sources.
He has not talked to me in awhile. I got angry at him. Because he did not want to… he was… yeah, I can tell you about that, but off the record. I do not like talking about other people. We never do discuss it. It is alright. It is ok. That is it. What is he doing? He sometimes…  he would be like, you cannot really talk to him about serious topics, because he would just stop talking to you.
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I think that… my understanding is he also is on stand-by. Because really Thomas has… like, he has no one… from the people that actually created things… no one is with him anymore. Richard Lech makes zero creative contributions in the internal Cicada documents in my possession, suggesting that his purpose was always to monetize the intellectual property of the order. I am just trying to get Arturo on the record so that I can compare his statements with those of other Cicada insiders.
I make no secret of my methods or my purposes. As I say, I am an historian and a political scientist with cypherpunk convictions. You can say that. I mean everybody helped in some way. My next installment will showcase this. It was kind of a thing with all of us… but… Thomas took care of him like he was the golden child. And there was another one, another individual by the same name but like, because of the compartmentalization… that he kept us different, and told us different stories about each other, so we did not talk to each other… a lot of us like really came together, but some of them really got hurt.
And they do not want to know about this anymore. I think that sometimes it was even Thomas. At times, Schoenberger himself masqueraded as Z , or Z Tafoyovsky is referring to Dr. Between the people that we came together and talked, we uncovered a lot of things, but unfortunately many people like Z , they completely isolated themselves because of all this trouble. And this is the fallout of the Schoenberger era and Cicada Due to the greed of a con man and his co-conspirators, amazing artists were alienated and an incredible creative engine was wrecked.
I am writing the early history of Cicada This interview with Arturo Tafoyovsky is its first installment. I hope that Cicada continues, and outlives me. Someone else, I hope, will write the final history of Cicada So I do not remember if we talked about it. Who has the PGP Key now? I know who likely holds that PGP key, but I am trying to confirm it through multiple sources.
Sometimes a frontal attack works, so I try this Hail Mary. Because I was pressuring him, I was asking him for help. I think that is because he does not like confrontation. I am not sure. I have seen so much of this stuff. What is this you sent? Watching a video. Silence, listening to Tim Young curse up a storm like a total loser.
Hamfisted irony. Tim Young is not a rocket scientist. Tafoyovsky: Laughing. Washington Examiner. No idea. Just speculating. But yeah, he does give that negativity, and also in that video with the mask, you just spread it, and it is the same sentiment. So do that. I got to make a stop in the bathroom and I have to attend to other matters. Like myself, he is a cat custodian. When my body and my eyes and my brain ache, I need to take a break. Lots of people are like, asking me a bunch of stuff. I appreciate it. This is complicated stuff for an old man. We can help each other.
Go take care of your kitty. And have great day—ah, night. On your side. This was my initial transcribed interview with an insider in the enigmatic order, Cicada , the chief of graphics, the primary videographer during the Middle Period, Arturo Tafoyovsky Lestat. That interview and its accompanying transcription and commentary are now up to nearly 40, words in length.
It delves the origins of QAnon and the synergy between Q and Cicada. It will be published in coming weeks, with installments in both the Q Files and the Cicada Files series. These articles are the foundation of a forthcoming work on QAnon, and potentially on Cicada The role of Richard Lech in the Cicada order was addressed.
Other inner order members like DJ Genki were introduced. We were introduced to the nefarious quilt trafficking of Ms. For those former members of Cicada who cannot decide whether they wish to speak with me, I say this: I am writing the history of Cicada I possess sufficient data to complete an initial draft. More information could make that history more detailed.
Everyone who wants the truth about Cicada to be preserved for history should collaborate in that. This interview features the views of Arturo Tafoysky. For those who disagree with those views, or hold different views, the only way to ensure that their dissent is chronicled is to talk to me. Or they can, of course, write their own histories. Furber immediately recognized that something unusual was happening. In the ensuing days and weeks, Mr.
Furber became the original Q evangelist. To this day, Mr. Paul Furber is one reason why QAnon went viral. The role that Mr. Furber played in the early stages of the Q phenomenon led some to suspect that Paul Furber himself was the elusive Q. This was my primary motive in asking him for an interview.
This long interview nearly two hours is rich in detail and it showcases his thinking beyond all preceding coverage: the website heavy published a biopic about him on the same day that an influential NBC News article appeared criticizing the Q superconspiracy. Both were components in a coordinated fake news attack on Q that began in late July, , and continued into September of that year. Examining the objective forensics of this interview leaves me inconclusive, but the subjective consistency and coherence of Mr. And there are other candidates.
Furber brings decades of experience writing and coding to his conspiratorial ministry. He writes code for Tildedot. Where Q is concerned, we must understand that Paul Furber is a conspiracy theorist with deep foundations, an autodidact with demonstrable expertise in historical conspiracy theory. As I say, Q is no longer a mere phenomenon: Q is now a movement, with all the sociopolitical and ideological implications that implies. This interview was recorded on April 30, I completed the draft transcript for Mr.
After some minor corrections, I published this interview with accompanying commentary and transcript on May 19, I updated some further corrections on June 3, words. This interview is the second in a projected Q Files series, and the first to be published. Furber is approximately my age 58 , a distinguished, bearded white male broadcasting with an artfully shadowed backdrop behind him. Furber joins me from Johannesburg, South Africa.
I tell him that I have friends who rave about South Africa. I say that I understand. I do not follow South African politics, but I see blips about it crossing my radar. It is crazy. I say that I am very sorry about it, and I am. I ask if he has plans to relocate, as civil wars are never benign. Fuel, solar, I am prepared for anything. Lots of ammo. I am pleased that he has the resources to do that. That is impressive. He got into the right mindset, he red-pilled his family.
Just prepare. Be ready. Even if nothing happens, nothing will have been wasted. I say that I am delighted that he is joining me today. I explain that I am writing on QAnon. I am perplexed and fascinated by the movement. It is not a phenomenon anymore, it is now a movement. As we know, Gorka has been a consistent critic of QAnon. For quite some time. Crosstalk—I must apologize for my inept interviewing skills, I am accustomed to interviewing in person, not virtually across the internet. How in the hell did he know that? Or something like that. So now people are really getting interested and more and more Anons were joining the thread.
QAnon The Storm X. The Storm X. VI can be downloaded via Patreon. So this guy knew in exact detail what was about to happen in Saudi Arabia. A massive upheaval. Then I was convinced. Nobody knows that kind of information unless they are at the very highest levels. So this was clearly a guy, with Q clearance, standing next to the President. He went to the Far East with him. He posted original photos from Air Force One. Which matched exactly. He started posting these weird military signatures that said…they were kind of hard to decipher. By about November, mid to late November, the attacks we were getting on 4chan were like nothing I had ever seen.
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Helen and Albert develop a deepening bond the closer they become to Ruppert, an eccentric millionaire who demands their loyalty in return for his lavish generosity. Two murders, apparently unconnected: one victim shot to death in his office, the other brutally stabbed in what appears to have been a road rage incident Six months later, following a desperate plea from a chief constable, Detective Superintendent Henry Christie finds himself travelling across the country to carry out an urgent review of the two killings.
Estleman Call Number: Between July and November , a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted.
The epic conclusion to Taran Matharu'sNew York Times bestselling epic fantasy Summoner Trilogy,The Battlemage is an action-packed adventure of a young man gifted--or cursed--with an extraordinary and terrifying power Fletcher and his classmates from Vocans Academy--including the elf Sylva and the dwarf Othello--travel through the ether, where they must pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley Call Number: It's and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. When captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in private homes, it upends the lives of the Wilde family. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother's death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests.
And Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war's end they'll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily. In Luca D'Andrea's atmospheric and brilliant thriller, set in a small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, an outsider must uncover the truth about a triple murder that has gone unsolved for thirty years.
Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources. On a quiet Philadelphia morning in , a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma's childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry-or Asku, as Alma knew him-was the most promising student at the osavage-tamingo boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. Three little girls. One accident. A lifetime of lies. Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning.
Within an hour, one of them is dead. Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood--the blood of his father coursing through his veins. When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared. The Body on the Doorstep by A. MacKenzie Call Number: Kent, shocked to discover a dying man on his doorstep--and lucky to avoid a bullet himself--Reverend Hardcastle finds himself entrusted with the victim's cryptic last words.
With smuggling rife on England's south-east coast, the obvious conclusion is that this was a falling out among thieves. But why is the leader of the local Customs service so reluctant to investigate? Ably assisted by the ingenious Mrs. Chaytor, Hardcastle sets out to solve the mystery for himself. How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die? Would you kill? After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap.
And she finds herself in the white-hot center of a complicated and deadly case -- even as she comes to terms with one last, devastating secret of her own. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. Bring Me Back by B. Paris Call Number: She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained--until now. Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They're driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom.
He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone--never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. Her heart has to break before it can open. When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend's dark secret, she confronts him--and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton's knee--and maybe her dream of going pro--is shattered.
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Call Number: Vermont, There's a place for the girls whom no one wants--the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming--until one of them mysteriously disappears Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden.
But by she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor's charming, irresponsible Heir.
In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor's family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state. But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising The post-Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane's destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future.
Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known--a father who just happens to be more than human. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life.
In , she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In , she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In , she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in , she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger.
What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it's all part of a bigger plan? What if there's no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don't know determining our destiny?
And what if they are even planning the fate of the world? Enter the Coincidence Makers--Guy, Emily, and Eric--three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities.
His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house. Harris Call Number: A captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia--a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds--who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible.
Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart lives in a world of dazzling color that no one else can see, least of all his dad. Words, numbers, days of the week, people's voices--everything has its own unique shade. But recently Jasper has been haunted by a color he doesn't like or understand: the color of murder. Maas Call Number: A Court of Frost and Starlight is a glimpse into the lives of Feyre and Rhys as they begin to recover from the war that changed their world.
Feyre, Rhysand, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. Kate Fordham, escaping terrible personal trauma, has fled to the beautiful sunlit city of Granada, the ancient capital of the Moors in Spain. There she is scraping by with an unfulfilling job in a busy bar. One day, in the glorious gardens of the Alhambra--once home to Sultan Abu Abdullah Mohammed--Kate finds a scrap of paper hidden in one of the ancient walls.
Upon it, in strange symbols, has been inscribed a message from another era. How do you move on when the world won't let you? Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time--that's all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Ted is now a free man--and public enemy number one. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie.
Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. Cutting Edge introduces Trey DeBolt, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska, whose life is altered forever when his helicopter goes down during a harrowing rescue. Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred.
His nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive, and her search to find him quickly becomes personal. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.
Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in and treated him like a son, intending to leave the ranch in his hands.
But Horace, ashamed not only of his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage, but also of the fact his parents did not want him, feels as if he doesn't belong on the ranch, or anywhere. Knowing he needs to make a name for himself, he decides to leave the only loving home he's known to prove his worth as a championship boxer.
Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairy tale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dote, and he's recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and named it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad.
Nenny and her mother and two brothers have just moved in with her new stepfather and his two kids. Her old life replaced by this new configuration, Nenny's natural anxieties intensify, and both real and imagined dangers entwine: earthquakes and home invasions, ghosts of her stepfather's days in Vietnam, Gorbachev knocking down the door of her third grade class and recruiting them all into the Red Army.
Knock-kneed and a little stormy-eyed, she is far too small for the thoughts that haunt her, yet her fears are not entirely unfounded. Indeed, tragedy does come, but it comes at her sideways, in a way she never had imagined. Florida : short stories by Lauren Groff Call Number: Ghosts and empties -- At the round earth's imagined corners -- Dogs go wolf -- The midnight zone -- Eyewall -- For the god of love, for the love of god -- Salvador -- Flower hunters -- Above and below -- Snake stories -- Yport.
The Dictator is dead; long live the Republic. But whose Republic will it be? Senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for the power to shape the future of the city of Aven. Latona of the Vitelliae, a mage of Spirit and Fire, has suppressed her phenomenal talents for fear they would draw unwanted attention from unscrupulous men. Now that the Dictator who threatened her family is gone, she may have an opportunity to seize a greater destiny as a protector of the people--if only she can find the courage to try.
When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive--Kate suspects murder.
Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry Call Number: Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen.
Still grieving for the boy's father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. Oakland, California, a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons that followed him home from the war.
But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves--which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. He and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun.
But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn't enough to propel Megan's life forward. Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect life--or so Megan thinks. When her heart donor's parents give Megan their teenage daughter's journal--complete with an unfulfilled bucket list--Megan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item.
Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But Done of the last remaining illegal Metals--has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.
Ana's desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she's getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone--even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door.
Philomena meets Orphan Train in this suspenseful, provocative novel filled with love, secrets, and deceit--the story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other. It's been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny's only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack.
They're not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive-for now. Before: Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness.
Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. When young, beautiful Cassie Jensen arrives unconscious to the intensive care ward at St. Catherine's hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run while out walking her dog, chief nurse Alice Marlowe thinks she looks familiar. She starts digging deeper into Cassie's relationships, only to discover something about her patient that she'd been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family.
Frank, a patient on the same ward who has locked-in syndrome, can hear and see everything around him but cannot speak. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie's life is still in danger. A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album.
Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger.
For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol in search of answers. In , three-year-old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident.
Not long thereafter Dina's mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina's father Jonas is convicted of her murder. Now it's , and the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that Jonas might have been wrongly convicted. Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight.
She's a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith's victims. She's desperate to see how they've managed--or failed--to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she's careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.
Fletcher is put on trial by the Inquisition where he discovers his tragic origins, then is sent by the king into the Orc jungles where he and loyal friends Othello and Sylva must battle their way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction. Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London.
This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years. When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong--one of the most popular girls in school--disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. All Katie Watts wants is to pass her junior-year, at Hamilton Private, with as little effort as possible--devoting time to knitting hats, breeding gerbils, becoming a movie critic, or even just sleeping.
No wonder she isn't ready for a world with vampires, werewolves, and nightmares. When Gary Foster's pregnant wife becomes gravely ill, their only hope is an experimental treatment available abroad, but the high cost is out of their reach. And Beth's time is running out.
That's when a strange man approaches Gary, and offers the money he needs on one condition: that he kills someone. No questions asked. In Rome, a high-speed train hurtles into the city's main station with a carriage full of dead bodies, the macabre discovery of which falls to Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. Subsequently, the police receive a claim of responsibility and the threat of more murders to come.
But neither Caselli nor her eccentrically brilliant ally, Dante Torre, are yet ready to buy the terrorist link. With a plot ripped from tomorrow's headlines, Jason Matthews's high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiance and suspected of being a spy for the hated British.
No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? The s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-twentieth century era of decadent luxury cruising, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz.
Emily Lindsey doesn't speak when they find her. Holding a hunting knife and covered in blood that is not her own, she communicates with a single, ominous drawing. Detective Steven Paul has had the same nightmare for as long as he can remember, a strange symbol figuring prominently into his terror. He decided long ago that the recurring dreams are nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of his often traumatic profession. Until, that is, he's assigned to the case of Emily Lindsey, the beautiful, elusive, and controversial blogger found alone, who can't possibly know the symbol from his nightmares Since his wife's death at sea, San Francisco Police Detective Michael O'Higgins has been paralyzed by grief and shame - unable to care for their teenaged daughter, who saw her mother swept away, and unable to deal with the daily requirements of his job.
Almost a year after his wife's death, O'Higgins takes a ferry ride as part of his therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. On the boat, he meets a charming Indian family: successful young husband, two lovely daughters, and a kind, beautiful wife and mother. O'Higgins has no idea that he will meet this woman again on his first day back after bereavement leave, when he and his partner are called to a Nob Hill mansion to investigate a homicide.
Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She's transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he knows that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life.
But how? Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can--catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog.
Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what they know of the world. The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unwilling to accept the verdict of suicide. Arthur Louis Pullman the Third is on the verge of a breakdown.
He's been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle. It's there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. What happened in that week--and how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimer's--remains a mystery. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote, and now has his sights set on Number Ten; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist, who's crucifying Whelan in print; from the PM's favorite Muslim, who's about to be elected mayor of the West Midlands, despite the dark secret he's hiding; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.
A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. That's what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. That's where Will's now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother's gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he? Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin.
But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets? After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can't extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library.
And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war. She can't forget Iowa, either. Even though she fled to LA to become a film critic years ago, home was always there behind her. But when a family tragedy happens, she's forced to drive back to Crocker County. The rolling farmlands can't much hide the things she left behind: the best friend she abandoned who now runs a meatloaf hotline, the childhood front porch that sits hauntingly empty, and that fiasco of a Corn Fest that spun her life in a different direction.
Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron--"The Irish Liszt"--the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life, and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father.
But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive--and consort to Kilbarron. Romance has never been actress Chloe Daschle's forte--in life or on screen. But everyone knows who to call for a convincing death scene. When Chloe is given a peek at the script for an epic love story, she decides to take her destiny into her own hands and request an audition for the lead female role, Esther Kingsley.
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years.
He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not? When stable hand Nolan Price learns from his dying mother that he is actually the son of the Earl of Stainsby, his plans for a future with kitchen maid Hannah Burnham are shattered. Once he is officially acknowledged as the earl's heir, Nolan will be forbidden to marry beneath his station. Unwilling to give up the girl he loves, he devises a plan to elope--believing that once their marriage is sanctioned by God, Lord Stainsby will be forced to accept their union. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city.
And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. I think about this a lot lately, trying to figure out how I got here. I trace my life back in time, looking for all those places in the past where, if I could change one key detail, I would never have seen what I saw or done what I did that terrible February night. Venus Black is a straitlaced, straight-A student obsessed with the phenomena of astronomy-until the night she commits a shocking crime that tears her family apart and ignites a media firestorm.
Venus refuses to talk about what happened or why, except to blame her mother. A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David's grown children. After her grampa dies, the last place Libby expects to see him is sitting on the edge of her bed.
But that's what happens the night after the funeral. Something that could help her and her father--if she can find it. Grace Lafferty only feels alive when she's dangling feet above ground. As a post-World War I wing walker, Grace is determined to get to the World Aviation Expo, proving her team's worth against flashier competitors and earning a coveted Hollywood contract. No one's ever questioned Grace's ambition until Henry Patton, a mechanic with plenty of scars from the battlefield, joins her barnstorming team.
First in Taran Matharu's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy Summoner Trilogy,The Novice is an action-packed adventure of a young man gifted--or cursed--with an extraordinary and terrifying power Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. How well do you know the people you love But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.
Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. A family in crisis, a town torn apart, and the boy who holds the secret has been cocooned in a coma for ten years. One warm, West Texas November night, a shy boy named Oliver Loving joins his classmates at Bliss County Day School's annual dance, hoping for a glimpse of the object of his unrequited affections, an enigmatic Junior named Rebekkah Sterling.
But as the music plays, a troubled young man sneaks in through the school's back door. The dire choices this man makes that evening --and the unspoken story he carries-- will tear the town of Bliss, Texas apart. From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have traveled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling.
Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? Bringing back to the twenty-first century an epic Orphan in America is a compelling fiction that follows three generations across vast distances and the impact of a dark and unfamiliar episode of America's past; the Orphan Train. Set in the s, Orphan in America extends far beyond the genre of historical fiction.
This odyssey begins with Alex, an innocent young boy, living in the slums of New York. Like thousands of other children who were transported from overcrowded cities on the Eastern Seaboard during the mids, Alex is removed from a life of poverty, put on the Orphan Train, and sent to start a new life in America's heartland.
Poison by Galt Niederhoffer Call Number: Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland --a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother.
And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide--and her own past. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.
When 95 percent of the earth's population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can't afford to lose. She has everything under control. Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace.
Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. Righteous by Joe Ide Call Number: For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life.
Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again-or lose his mind. On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four hours. Where is he? Where is his girlfriend, Bee? In an attempt to flag down the next passing car, he startles the driver, causing a fatal accident. With sirens in the distance and the lingering feeling that he's running from something -- or someone -- Donovan grabs the dead driver's briefcase and flees.
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in , when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.
In this gripping new work of suspense from the author of The Double Game, a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA's operations in postwar Berlin and goes on the run for her life; years later she's gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past.
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book.
That's Nora's special talent-prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. It's the summer of , and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue.
With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted. The police's attention is immediately drawn to the foreign soldiers who are on every street corner in the summer of Shelter by Robin Merrill Call Number: She begged God to rescue her. He said, "Go. In a car that wasn't exactly hers, with a dog who wasn't exactly a rat terrier, she drove. Until she ran out of gas in the small Maine town of Mattawooptock.
What on earth is God thinking? But it is there, in a weird little bathroom in a weird little church in a weird little town that Maggie Hansen finds herself. And as God would have it, she finds a lot more than that. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine.
Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen.
In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors.
Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. Boston, Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera.
Despite the whispers around town that Moody is a fraud of the basest kind, no one has been able to expose him, and word of his gift has spread, earning him money, fame, and a growing list of illustrious clients. One day, while developing the negative from a sitting to capture the spirit of the young son of an abolitionist senator, Moody is shocked to see a different spectral figure develop before his eyes.
Halloween in North Carolina's Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body. Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section.
Now, it's up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide. A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maquoit Island he discovers mysteries piling up one on top of the other. The hunter now claims he didn't fire the fatal shot and the evidence proves he's telling the truth.
Summer in Sand Lake isn't complete without a trip to Meade Creamery--the local ice cream stand founded in by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best for friends. Moss has grown up on the strangest and most magical of islands. Her father has a plan to control the tempestuous weather that wracks the shores.
But the island seems to have a plan of its own once Callan -- a wild boy her age -- appears on its beaches. Her complex feelings for Callan shift with every tide, while her love for the island, and her father, are thrown into doubt. The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin Call Number: Selling stories is a deadly business Tanwen doesn't just tell stories--she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits.
But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king. During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. The Taster by V. Alexander Call Number: In early , Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty--working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children.
After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming her faith.
But it's not true. I know because I was with her when she died.
It's been ten years since Payton Thatcher's twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine--as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm's length. But with her middle sister Jillian's engagement, Payton's party-planning skills are called into action.
Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta.
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Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable--defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices.
Transcription by Kate Atkinson Call Number: In , eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret.
She has died many times. Only two people know of Carol's eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and--when she lapses into another coma--plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie.
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie Call Number: Guinevere St. Clair is going to be a lawyer. She was the fastest girl in New York City. She knows everything there is to know about the brain. And now that she's living in Crow, Iowa, she wants to ride into her first day of school on a cow named Willowdale Princess Deon Dawn. But Gwyn isn't in Crow, Iowa, just for royal cows. Her family has moved there, where her parents grew up, in the hopes of jogging her mother Vienna's memory. Vienna has been suffering from memory loss since Gwyn was four.
Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess.