Related to: 'THE RETURN MAN'

Hodder Paperbacks

The Return Man

V. M. Zito
Authors:
V. M. Zito
Hodder Paperbacks

Border Crossing: A Return Man Short Story

V. M. Zito
Authors:
V. M. Zito

A thrilling, post-apocalyptic short story from the world of V. M. Zito's THE RETURN MAN: 'Bloody excellent' Financial Times. Corporal Noah Brodeur's job is a lonely one. In the aftermath of the outbreak, from his remote Canadian border station, Brodeur must guard the Slinky: a formidable wall protecting his countrymen from the Evacuated States and the ravenous creatures that roam there. All is quiet until the day a stranger emerges from the safe side of the forest. He says he is on a classified mission for the CIA. He says his name is Special Agent Kenneth Wu. He demands that Brodeur break rank and allow him across the border into danger. But when everything is at stake, can appearances be trusted? And on the edge of civilisation, who is more dangerous, the living . . . or the dead? Praise for THE RETURN MAN: 'Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists, investing renewed life into the shambling, cliché-ridden corpse of the zombie subgenre.' Guardian 'An overload of thrills, spills and adventure.' Sun 'Hands down one of the best zombie novels I've read in a long, long time. From first page to last, THE RETURN MAN is an astonishing read. With characters you genuinely give a damn about and a story that'll keep you turning page after page, this is an outstanding debut.' David Moody, author of Autumn 'In a word: relentless.' Sunday Telegraph 'Contagion meets Mad Max.' The Times

WALKING WITH ZOMBIES

To celebrate the launch of THE RETURN MAN by V. M. Zito, editor Francine Toon and Leila Abu El Hawa of the Post Apocalyptic Book Club joined over 600 zombies in the London Zombie Walk VI organised by Viking Hats. Click 'read' to see photos...

V. M. Zito

V. M. Zito resides in Connecticut, USA with his wife and daughter. When not writing, he spends his weekdays working as Creative Director at a New England ad agency. www.TheReturnMan.com www.twitter.com/VM_Zito www.facebook.com/TheReturnMan

16 Hilarious Dating Profiles of Famous Fictional Characters

Hodder & Stoughton

Juggernaut

Adam Baker
Authors:
Adam Baker

Iraq 2005 Seven mercenaries journey deep into the desert in search of Saddam's gold. They form an unlikely crew of battle-scarred privateers, killers and thieves, veterans of a dozen war zones, each of them anxious to make one last score before their luck runs out. They will soon find themselves marooned among ancient ruins, caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead...

Spotlight on Hodderscape: Hodder's SFF community

Spotlight on Hodderscape

Hodder Paperbacks

Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter

A E Moorat
Authors:
A E Moorat

'There were many staff at Kensington, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt Demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.' London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the sceptre, and an arsenal of blood-stained weaponry. Because if Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there's the small matter of the demons to take care of first... But rather than dreaming of demon hunting, it is Prince Albert who occupies her thoughts. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best Demon Hunter the world has ever seen . . . A E Moorat weaves a seamlessly lurid tapestry of royal biography, gothic horror and fist-gnawing comedy as he lifts the veil on what really took place on the dark and cobbled streets of 19th-century England

17th May 2013

Mulholland Newsletter

Welcome to the new Mulholland newsletter! This week, we're talking all about one of our most recent releases; Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell. The gripping thriller is set in the gaslit streets of Victorian London and stars notorious author-turned-detective Thomas de Quincey. Forty three years after the Ratcliffe Highway murders brought London to the verge of panic, is seems that someone is using De Quincey's essay on the subject as inspiration for horrific murders… and De Quincey is determined to uncover the truth. In this special blog written for us, Morrell talks about the origins of the book and how a “long-ago course in nineteenth- century English literature” inspired him to research De Quincey; a real life writer who was also a notorious drug user. Adventures with the Opium-Eater Our next article comes from the American Mulholland team and features Morrell in conversation with Robert Morrison, author of Thomas De Quincey's biography. It gives some fascinating insight into the author's life and writings. Thomas De Quincey and Murder as a Fine Art: A Conversation with David Morrell and Robert Morrison In this article with Publishers Weekly, David Morrell gives us a little background into the Ratcliffe Highway murders, which feature heavily in the book and caused panic across London and the rest of England like never before. If Once a Man Indulges Himself in Murder... PW Talks with David Morrell Finally, we have something a little bit different. Shot by the US Mulholland team, this short video sees Morrell talking about Thomas De Quincey and is fascinating whether you’ve read the book or not. David Morrell on Thomas De Quincey That wraps up this week's Mulholland newsletter! If you've read Murder As A Fine Art, be sure to let us know what you thought by getting in touch either on Facebook or Twitter, and we'll see you next week!

Hodder & Stoughton

Henry VIII: Wolfman

A E Moorat
Authors:
A E Moorat
Sceptre

Quicksand

Steve Toltz
Authors:
Steve Toltz

A daring, brilliant work by one of our most original and fearless novelists.'Why should I let you write about me?''Because you'll inspire people. To count their blessings.' Aldo Benjamin, relentlessly unlucky in every aspect of life, has always faced the future with despair and optimism in equal measure. His latest misfortune, however, may finally be his undoing. There's still hope, but not for Aldo.His mate Liam hasn't been faring much better - a failed writer with a rocky marriage and a dangerous job he never wanted - until he finds inspiration in Aldo's exponential disasters. What begins as an attempt to document these improbable but inevitable experiences spirals into a profound exploration of fate, fear and friendship.Anarchically funny and wildly entertaining, Quicksand is a subversive portrait of 21st-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity, an exquisite interpretation of suffering and resilience, and a powerful story about taking risks and finding inspiration.

Things we love most about our new home

Things are very different over here at Hodder HQ, as we settle into our new home at Blackfriars. We spent most of last week exploring all the nooks and crannies, sampling the food from our new 6th floor cafe, basking in the sun on the roof terrace... and doing a lot of important work too of course. Now that we've had time to reflect, we'd love to share some of our favourite things about Carmelite House.

Teach Yourself

Get Started In Shorthand Pitman 2000: Teach Yourself

Pitman Publishing
Authors:
Pitman Publishing

Is this the right book for me? Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages. Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman includes: Chapter 1: Basic strokes Consonants Vowels Position of outlines Circle S SES circle The suffix -ING Tick THE Punctuation Chapter 2: Consonants and vowels Seven more consonants Stroke S Past tense of regular verbs The consonant R Unstressed vowels Chapter 3: Halving strokes Halving to add T Halving to add D When not to halve Chapter 4: Common combinations The L hook The final syllables -TL or -DL L hook with circle S Plural -INGS Chapter 5: Third-place vowels Dots Dashes Chapter 6: Complex vowel sounds Dipthongs Triphones SES circle Chapter 7: S and T in combinations The ST loop The -STER loop M and N with a following T or D S and Z Diphones ZH H Chapter 8: The R hook R hook on straight strokes Stress rules Chapter 9: Hook N Final hook N to curved strokes Final N hook to straight strokes Chapter 10: Suffixes and compounds Suffixes Compound consonants Chapter 11: L and R hooks with curves Initial hooks to curved strokes Stress rules with R and L hooks Reverse forms of initially hooked curves Chapter 12: More hooks -SHUN hook F/V hook Chapter 13: Speed strokes Doubling CON- or COM- Chapter 14: Last words Figures Negative words Suffix -SHIP Disjoining Omission of a consonant Vowel insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Hodder Paperbacks

Hell's Bells

John Connolly
Authors:
John Connolly

Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down. When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. And two policemen. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd?

8 literary places to visit in the Easter holidays

gfdf

Hodder Paperbacks

This Thirtysomething Life

Jon Rance
Authors:
Jon Rance

A romantic comedy for anyone who is, has been or is ever likely to be a grown up. Being a thirtysomething man isn't easy (especially when you still yearn to be a twentysomething man). Meet Harry Spencer. History teacher, lover of snack food and terrified of growing up. However, when his wife Emily drops the P-Bomb, Harry is suddenly thrust into the role of expectant father. When he's tempted by the greener grass of an ex-girlfriend past, Harry has to make the most important decision of his life. Does he have what it takes to become a man, or will he succumb to the lure of adolescent fantasy? This is a love story about what happens after we've fallen in love, when we've swapped frolicking in the bed for cigarettes in the shed and Match of the Day for Mothercare. Brutally honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-warming, this is a diary about one man's bumbling journey on the road to adulthood. Visit Jon's website at www.jonrance.com or follow him on Twitter @JRance75. You can also email him at jonrance@yahoo.com.

Two Roads

Girl Runner

Carrie Snyder
Authors:
Carrie Snyder
Competition

Seeking some books for the end of the world.

It's 2012 and almost the end of the Mayan calendar, so it's the perfect moment for a pre-apocalypic book competition!

Hodder Paperbacks

Deity (The Third Covenant Novel)

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Authors:
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Escape with the remarkable third novel of the acclaimed Covenant series from #1 New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout. Also includes the bonus novella Elixir. Enter the world of Covenant... Alexandria's eighteenth birthday - and her Awakening - is approaching. If she even makes it. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her and, if that isn't freaky enough, Alex is guarding a dark secret, too. If anyone finds out what she did, she's a goner - and so is Aiden. Alex still has feelings for Aiden, even though he's a pure-blood...and therefore forbidden. Meanwhile, she's been 'training' with her fellow Apollyon Seth - though really that's just Seth's code word for some up-close-and-personal time. After every session Alex ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to her Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. But as Alex's birthday draws near, her entire world is shattered by a startling revelation. Once the gods have revealed themselves and unleashed their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed - and destroyed. Those left standing will find out if love is truly greater than fate.

Hodder Paperbacks

Apollyon (The Fourth Covenant Novel)

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Authors:
Jennifer L. Armentrout