Raven Black Book
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings

Raven Black


  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330466578

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Raven Black Excerpt :

Introducing Inspector Jimmy Perez. Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall. A remote community with a killer in their midst . . . On New Year’s Day Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The body is found close to the home of a lonely outcast and local suspicion falls firmly on him. But when Inspector Jimmy Perez insists on broadening the search for suspects, a veil of distrust and fear is thrown over the entire community. As the case develops Perez finds himself peering deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. Also available in the Shetland series are White Nights, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.

Raven Black  the Shetland Series 1 Book

Raven Black the Shetland Series 1


  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1529050189

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Raven Black the Shetland Series 1 Excerpt :

Raven Black is the first book in the Shetland series, from Ann Cleeves, the number one bestselling author and creator of Vera, Shetland, and The Two Rivers series.

Shetland Book

Shetland


  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509809806

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Shetland Excerpt :

In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.

Luster Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Luster


  • Author : Raven Leilani
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385696012

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Luster Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Winner of the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named Best Book of the Year by O: the Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Amazon, Indigo, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping Sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender, Luster sees a young Black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage. Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly, figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes a hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only Black woman who young Akila knows. Razor-sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.

The Black Song Book

The Black Song


  • Author : Anthony Ryan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492562

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The Black Song Excerpt :

A matchless warrior is pitted against a near-God in the second epic installment of the Raven’s Blade series. It has long been our lot in life, brother, to do what others can’t. Vaelin Al Sorna was known across the realm as the greatest of warriors, but he thought battles were behind him. He was wrong. Prophecy and rumor led him across the sea to find a woman he once loved, and drew him into a war waged by the Darkblade, a man who believes himself a god—and one who has gathered a fanatical army that threatens all of the known world. After a costly defeat by the Darkblade, Vaelin’s forces are shattered, while the self-proclaimed immortal and his army continue their terrible march. But during the clash, Vaelin regained some of the dark magic that once gave him unrivaled skill in battle. And though the fight he has been drawn into seems near unwinnable, the song that drives him now desires the blood of his enemy above all else…

My Mistress  Eyes Are Raven Black Book

My Mistress Eyes Are Raven Black


  • Author : Terry Roberts
  • Publisher : Turner
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1684426944

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My Mistress Eyes Are Raven Black Excerpt :

My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black is a noir thriller set on Ellis Island in 1920. It explores just how far some human beings will go to protect racial purity and condemn those they fear.

Raven Black Book

Raven Black


  • Author : S. Senter
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2016-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524528775

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Raven Black Excerpt :

The story is about a black princess who has a black father who realizes he is lonely when he sees other couples so happy. His daughter, Raven Black, suggests he search for a wife. Perhaps they could have a ball and eligible ladies could be presented for him to choose. The ball is over and everyone has gone when the trumpeters announce the arrival of Carlotta, a white, blond, beautiful woman. She was accompanied by Elizabeth, her duenna; Joseph, who does anything she wants; and a very rotund fortune-teller called Madam Karma. When Madam Karma tells her that the kings daughter will inherit everything, the fun begins. Carlotta is as evil as she is beautiful.

Princeless  Raven  The Pirate Princess Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Princeless Raven The Pirate Princess


  • Author : Jeremy Whitley
  • Publisher : Action Lab Entertainment Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1632291193

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Princeless Raven The Pirate Princess Excerpt :

Fresh off her adventures in the pages of Princeless, Raven is ready to set out on her quest for revenge against her brothers. They've stolen everything that should be hers and now she's going to get it back. But first, she needs a crew. Share the laughs, action, and adventure as Raven assembles the fearless crew of awesome ladies who will help her get her revenge.

The Travels of the Black Raven Book

The Travels of the Black Raven


  • Author : Matthew Quaine Thompkins
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-12-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493159833

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The Travels of the Black Raven Excerpt :

Matthew, a sophomore at Humboldt State University, wants to study abroad. He currently excels in his studies, and he feels it’s time to leave the country. He one day runs to the study-abroad office on campus and asks if his school has a program for Japan. Unfortunately, the school has no program to go to the country, but they recommend him to a language program in China. Seeking freedom from boredom, Matthew, a young American college student, decides to embark on the trip of a lifetime to Xi’an. There, he has the task of learning one of the world’s most difficult languages, Mandarin Chinese. Xi’an, home to some of China’s most notable dynasties, is enriched with culture and beauty. Matthew’s goal is to endure this language-intensive program and then flee to Japan. Before he can do this, he has to endure six months of living in Communist China. Matthew has no knowledge of China, and more importantly, he still is in the crossroad of finding his destiny. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Matthew enters China innocent and unprepared. Having a history of poor academics, his goal is to discover the art of studying and learning. Matthew leaves home, unaware of the characters he will meet and the inspiration he will gain. Matthew is in for an eye-opening experience from one of the world’s greatest civilizations.

The Raven Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Raven


  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433069354276

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Thin Air Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Thin Air


  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230768130

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Thin Air Excerpt :

Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’s bestselling Shetland series – now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. A killer who leaves no trace . . . A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a local. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears – apparently into thin air. Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Jimmy and Willow are convinced that there is more to Eleanor’s disappearance than they first thought. Is there a secret that lies behind the myth? One so shocking that many years later someone would kill to protect it? Continue the gripping mystery series with Cold Earth and Wild Fire.

Black Raven s Lady Book

Black Raven s Lady


  • Author : Kathleen Harrington
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062226358

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Black Raven s Lady Excerpt :

This exciting conclusion to the popular Highland Lairds Trilogy features a runaway lass and the laird who will do anything to protect her. Feisty Lady Raine Cameron has been surrounded her whole life by gossip claiming she is not her father's daughter. Determined to find her true heritage, the dark-haired beauty boards the Black Raven under false pretenses in search of the man who she believes is her father, a man who is also a traitor to Scotland. Only the Black Raven himself stands in her way… Laird Keir MacNeil has a reputation for being a ruthless and powerful ship captain. On a mission to apprehend Scotland's most wanted traitor, he never expected to see Raine on his ship. Keir vows to keep Raine out of harm's way and return her to her family untarnished. But as his lust for her grows, he must choose between honor and the woman he never expected to desire.

Mountain of Daggers Book

Mountain of Daggers


  • Author : Seth Skorkowsky
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Mountain of Daggers Excerpt :

SOME CALL HIM HERO. OTHERS, A MENACE. But everyone agrees that Ahren is the best thief in the world. Whether he’s breaking into an impregnable fortress, fighting pirates, or striking the final blow in political war, Ahren is the man for the job. After being framed for murder, his reward posters named him the Black Raven. To survive, Ahren finds himself drafted into the Tyenee, a secret criminal organization whose influence stretches across the world. Their missions are the most daring, the most dangerous, and the penalty for failure is death. When no one else can do it, they send the Black Raven. Mountain of Daggers is the first book in this collection of tales by Seth Skorkowsky, the author of Damoren, book one of the best-selling Valducan urban fantasy series.

I Hear the Black Raven Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

I Hear the Black Raven


  • Author : Claire Ishi Ayetoro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1735781754

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The Secrets Between Us Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Secrets Between Us


  • Author : Thrity Umrigar
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062442239

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The Secrets Between Us Excerpt :

“A powerful, urgent novel that wields issues of gender and class like a blade. . . . This intergenerational novel asks hard questions about who we are, who we can become, and what awaits on the other side of our becoming. Thrity Umrigar is known as a bold and generous writer, and The Secrets Between Us only further establishes her reputation.” — Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad Bhima, the unforgettable main character of Thrity Umrigar’s beloved national bestseller The Space Between Us, returns in this triumphant sequel—a poignant and compelling novel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India. Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than twenty years. Yet after courageously speaking the truth about a heinous crime perpetrated against her own family, the devoted servant was cruelly fired. The sting of that dismissal was made more painful coming from Sera Dubash, the temperamental employer who had long been Bhima’s only confidante. A woman who has endured despair and loss with stoicism, Bhima must now find some other way to support herself and her granddaughter, Maya. Bhima’s fortunes take an unexpected turn when her path intersects with Parvati, a bitter, taciturn older woman. The two acquaintances soon form a tentative business partnership, selling fruits and vegetables at the local market. As they work together, these two women seemingly bound by fate grow closer, each confessing the truth about their lives and the wounds that haunt them. Discovering her first true friend, Bhima pieces together a new life, and together, the two women learn to stand on their own. A dazzling story of gender, strength, friendship, and second chances, The Secrets Between Us is a powerful and perceptive novel that brilliantly evokes the complexities of life in modern India and