Billy and Sheena go with their Uncle, Dr. Deep, to search for treasure and are pursued by pirates who have been dead for two hundred years, and when Billy and Sheena return to land and visit Horrorland they encounter their worse fears.
The author of One Good Turn presents a tale involving the unexpected intersection of three lives, including a woman whose life had been shattered thirty years earlier, an ex-detective on a crowded train, and a teenage girl who is called upon to test her preparedness.
More than three decades after the events of The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, all now widowed, return to the Rhode Island seaside town of Eastwick for the summer after many years away and find themselves dealing with the lingering legacy of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the inroads of aging. 200,000 first printing.
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love—first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith—in an evocative novel set against late seventeenth-century America, by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved. 300,000 first printing.
Robbed of his farm by his real-estate shark of an ex-wife following their divorce, sixty-something Cliff embarks on a road trip across America, armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and on a mission to rename all the states and their state birds to overcome the boring names that they have been given. By the author of Julip.
Retired Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn returns to put together the clues from his last unsolved case—a mystery involving the disappearance of a priceless Navajo rug—without the help of Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito, who are on their honeymoon.
Awakening in a burn ward after being horribly burned over much of his body after a terrible car accident, the cynical narrator is visited by a beautiful and enigmatic sculptress of gargoyles who tells him that they had once been lovers in medieval Germany and spins a tale of deathless love. A first novel.
Follows the dual stories of two men—young Eugene, a passionate reader who devotes himself to an adventurer writer, and elderly Mr. Schmitz, who in a series of ominous letters to a missing friend describes his growing desperation about his wife's deteriorating health.
Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.
At the end of his life, an elderly and ailing Sigmund Freud waits in his office in England for the arrival of a stranger, the enigmatic Teiresias, who relates the story of his life, which offers a unique twist on a story strangely familiar to the proponent of the Oedipus complex theory, in a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus.
Reared by ghosts, werewolves and other residents of the hillside cemetery he calls home, an orphan named Nobody Owens wonders how he will manage to survive among the living having learned all his lessons from the dead. And the man Jack — who killed the rest of Nobody's family — is itching to finish the job. Illustrations by Dave McKean.