Danny Parker, a pilot wounded in the Great War, returns home to Long Beach, California, in 1919 hoping to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Joyce Villareal, who is now a silent movie star. But Joyce has disappeared. Danny and Joyce were best friends since first grade. As juniors in high school their friendship became romantic. But just before graduation, Danny surprised Joyce by announcing he planned to study for the priesthood. Angry and hurt, she broke up with him and moved to Hollywood to become an actress at Paramount. Three years later, he left the seminary and enlisted in the Marines, eventually becoming one of the first Marine aviators. He crashes in France and barely survives a horrendous battle. Finally home in Long Beach, he has no desire to return to the seminary or the service. His physical wounds have healed but not the emotional trauma of death and destruction from so many months of combat. His only plan is to resume a relationship with Joyce, if shell have him. Bu first he has to find her. Danny searches her bungalow near Griffith Park, finding a hidden diary which mentions dates with three men, whom she refers to as the Comedian, the Daredevil, and the Producer. He visits Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, where Joyce has been filming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with John Barrymore. Paramount assigns a detective to the case. The Los Angeles Police Department is strangely unconcerned. The search for Joyce has given Dannys life meaning again. He enlists the help of the stunt pilot who taught him to fly, an old priest scarred by the Indian Wars, a police chief who prefers justice to politics, and a big tent evangelist who preaches womens rights. Clues lead to a former Barnum & Bailey showman who owns hundreds of Nickelodeon theaters and is now running for mayor of Los Angeles. Don Westenhaver served with the Marines in Vietnam as a radioman and interpreter. He was a finance executive in the oil and auto industries, which allowed him to travel to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. These experiences inspire his historical novels, which often take place in other countries and centuries. He is a member of the Southern California Writers Association and the Military Writers Society of America. Don and his wife are happily retired. They volunteer at several different charities, play golf, enjoy movies and novels, and love to travel. They are blessed with two daughters and two grandchildren. See Dons website at www.donwestenhaver.com for details of his other novels: The Whiplash Hypothesis, The Red Turtle Project, Neros Concert, and Alexanders Lighthouse.
A Brilliant new translation of the great writer´s least Kafkaesque novel, based on a German-language text that was produced by a team of international scholars and that is more faithful to Kafka´s original manuscript than anything we have had before. With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his translation of Kafka´s The Castle, the award-winning translator Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language to Amerika. Here is the story of 17-year-old Karl Rossman, who, following a scandal involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure after misadventure, eventually landing in Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Like much of Kafka´s work, Amerika remained unfinished at the time of his death. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Mark Harman´s superb translation allows us to appreciate as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000249/bk_gdan_000249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
KEY News film and theater critic Caroline Enright thinks her trip to a theater festival in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts will be as easy as a summer breeze...until her complicated relationship with her stepdaughter, Meg, grows even more tense, and two of Meg´s friends are killed in what looks to be a tragic accident. Soon a world-famous actress goes missing. An actress who has been the obsession of millions. Or maybe just the true obsession of one? As Caroline gets drawn into a web of madness, deception, and insanity, she finds she can trust no one. Not even those closest to her. Because a sociopath will stop at nothing. And that person may wear the mask of a friend, a lover, a husband, or a wife.... Lights Out Tonight is the ultimate mind game and proves why Mary Jane Clark is a master at the game of suspense. Listen closely, for every word is a clue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isabel Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000544/bk_aren_000544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It takes place in northern England. Oliver Bassett, an acter and director of a theater company is missing. A young author Mr. Copplestone, who has come to meet with Bassett and the business manager start out to find him. They track him to Scarhaven, where Copplestone meets Audrey Greyle, the cousin of the Squire of Scarhaven Heep. Bassett has disappeared in Scarhaven and murder is suspected. Of course, there is more than the missing man; another criminal act is discovered as the clues come in, and typical of the 20s mysteries, there is a love interest as well.
In a Victorian London ruled by the blood-drinking elite, Perry Lowell is a logical and accomplished Nighthawk: a rogue blue blood who tracks murderers and thieves for the Guild. So when she and her charming but reckless partner, Garrett, are charged with finding a missing theater starlet, it should be a simple solve. But with an entire theater of suspects, including a flirtatious understudy, and whispers of a Clockwork Menace haunting the place, tension is brewing between the pair of them. Can they come together to solve the case - or will it be too late when the murderer turns his gaze on Perry herself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005760/bk_tant_005760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dying art collector asks Bernhardt to revisit him in his darkest hour. The first time Betty Giles went missing, her employers wanted her dead. They hired Alan Bernhardt, theater director and sometimes PI, to find her, but when he discovered their scheme, he drew a sawed-off shotgun to save her life. Now Bettys missing again, hiding somewhere in Europe, and her old bosses want her found. Will Bernhardt deliver her to the man who once tried to have her killed? It certainly isnt easy to refuse Raymond DuBois, a billionaire art collector who insists his feud with Betty was nothing but an innocent misunderstanding. Hes dying, and promises he can clear her name if Alan can only locate her. The case seems like a trap, but the director has one thing working for him. Unlike last time, he knows that trusting anyone could be suicide.
Prudence Wimbourne is a ballet dancer, but a terrible accident ends her career abruptly. Now all her hard work and the sacrifices made by her and her family feel as though they have been for nothing. She longs to escape, and to find a new life with a man who understands how hard it is for her to leave everything behind. Matthew Carrington longs to find a place he might call home. Tired of never having a home and travelling from town to town as a member of a travelling troupe of actors he has saved his earnings, but never knew what to do with them until he meets some of the townsfolk of Faith Creek and knows he could make a life there. But as he builds his own theater, he realizes that there is still something missing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103679/bk_acx0_103679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murder in a crowded theater leaves a pack of suspects, but only one clue. Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds. A gangland spectacle, its packed to the gills with action, explosions, and gunfire. In fact, Gunplay is so loud that no one notices the killing of Monte Field. In a sold-out theater, Field is found dead partway through the second act, surrounded by empty seats. The police hold the crowd and call for the one man who can untangle this daring murder: Inspector Richard Queen. With the help of his son Ellery, a bibliophile and novelist whose imagination can solve any crime, the Inspector attacks this seemingly impenetrable mystery. Anyone in the theater could have killed the unscrupulous lawyer, and several had the motive. Only Ellery Queen, in his debut novel, can decipher the clue of the dead mans missing top hat.
This exciting collection of radio comedy from Waterlogg Productions features four must-listens: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Missing Countess; A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Vol. 3; A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Vol. 4; and Simon Studio Presents, Vol. 1. 1. Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Missing Countess by Jon Koons, produced by Joe Bevilacqua, and read by Jon Koons, with Joe Bevilacqua Scotland Yard is puzzled. A young countess has gone missing, and Sherlock Holmes, the world´s greatest detective, is summoned. Accompanied by the redoubtable Watson, Holmes must juggle the clues. What does he see? Why does he instruct Watson to bring his wife to the circus three days later? And why does Watson keep sneezing? An original Holmes adventure, it is one of Holmes´ more whimsical cases. Bonus Tracks: Noted fictional newsman Walter Cockeyed (Joe Bev) fills in for Joe Bevilacqua to present an interview with Jon Koons, the actor-writer-director behind the new stage play Cockeyed Radio: Sherlock Holmes´ Misadventures with Abbott & Costello, sponsored by Brooklyn Seltzer Boys and Thayers Natural Remedies. Also heard is The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer, the first installment of Joe Bev´s 10-part audio parody series, the Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. 2. A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Vol. 3, produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua This collection offers more audio drama, comedy, biography, and documentary from veteran award-winning radio dramatist Joe Bevilacqua. Together with his wife, Lorie Kellogg, Bevilacqua has amassed thousands of hours of audio entertainment through his Waterlogg Productions and Blackstone Audio. Each half hour is beautifully produced with an original cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua, Jon Koons, The Simon Studio, others. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007165/bk_blak_007165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy Merritt has always defined herself by her body, whether dancing in a small avant-garde company or posing for art. But she has always felt as if something is wrong with her, as if something is missing. She has never been in love. Suddenly, in the darkness of the theater wings, a strangely affecting man enters her life. Matthew Norris, rich, handsome patron of the dance company, has decided that he wants Lucy for his own. He makes her an offer that both frightens and compels her, and they soon begin an affair characterized by only two requirements, beauty and truth. But how truthful are Matthew and Lucy? How much of Matthew´s strenuous brand of love can Lucy endure? And how long can their rigid Dom/sub relationship stay frozen in time, never growing, never moving forward? Publishers Note: This novel contains explicit scenes of dominance and submission, discipline & training, bondage, group sex, oral sex, anal sex & double penetration, menage a trois, dubious consent, and both harsh and loving BDSM scenes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Luca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016459/bk_acx0_016459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.