• Parasites

    Ben H. Winters

    À Brooklyn Heights, quartier prisé de New York, Susan et Alex Wendt ont enfin trouvé l'appartement de leurs rêves ! Certes, la propriétaire, qui vit au rez-de-chaussée, paraît un peu excentrique, mais quelle importance ? Susan, qui s'était arrêtée de peindre à la naissance de sa fille, Emma, va enfin pouvoir reprendre ses pinceaux. Pour le jeune couple, un nouveau départ s'annonce... Sauf que. Un redoutable fléau s'est invité dans le home sweet home des Wendt. Des punaises de lit. Invisibles, assoiffées de sang, et apparemment indestructibles. Un vrai cataclysme, à en croire Susan. Inexorablement, la petite mécanique du bonheur domestique se détraque. A-t-on affaire à une véritable invasion ? Ou la jeune femme au bord de la crise de nerfs est-elle, tout simplement, en train de perdre la raison ?

    Apprêtez-vous à ne pas fermer l'oeil de la nuit ! Jouant avec nos obsessions et nos angoisses les plus intimes, Ben H. Winters nous prend au piège d'un récit d'une rare intensité, aussi dérangeant que captivant.

  • Concord, New Hamsphire. Hank Palace est ce qu'on appelle un flic obstiné. Confronté à une banale affaire de suicide, il refuse de s'en tenir à l'évidence et, certain qu'il a affaire à un meurtre, poursuit inlassablement son enquête. Hank sait pourtant qu'elle n'a pas grand intérêt puisque, dans six mois il sera mort. Comme tous les habitants de Concord. Et comme tout le monde aux États-Unis et sur Terre. Dans six mois en effet, notre planète aura cessé d'exister, percutée de plein fouet par 2011GV1, un astéroïde de six kilomètres de long qui la réduira en cendres. Aussi chacun, désormais, se prépare-t-il au pire à sa façon. Dans cette ambiance pré-apocalyptique, où les marchés financiers se sont écroulés, où la plupart des employés ont abandonné leur travail, où des dizaines de personnes se livrent à tous les excès possibles alors que d'autres mettent fin à leurs jours, Hank, envers et contre tous, s'accroche. Il a un boulot à terminer. Et rien, même l'apocalypse, ne pourra l'empêcher de résoudre son affaire.

  • Juste avant son investiture, Abraham Lincoln est assassiné. L'histoire s'en trouve radicalement modifiée : la guerre de Sécession n'a pas lieu et un compromis est adopté. L'esclavage reste donc jusqu'à nos jours autorisé dans quatre Etats.
    Victor est un ancien esclave qui s'est échappé.
    Malheureusement, la police souhaite l'utiliser comme agent infiltré. S'il refuse, il sera renvoyé dans sa plantation. Et dans sa colonne vertébrale, un petit dispositif est placé pour l'empêcher de s'enfuir...
    Influencé par Octavia Butler, ce roman explore le racisme sous l'angle de l'uchronie. Il a reçu le prix Sidewise 2016 dédié à l'Uchronie. Winters a écrit le scénario pilote pour une adaptation télévisuelle.
    En France, on le connait pour sa série Dernier meurtre avant la fin du monde (Super 8).

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  • Les derniers jours sont arrivés. Ancien agent des forces de police de Concord (New Hampshire), Hank Palace a trouvé refuge dans les bois de Nouvelle-Angleterre, où d'anciens collègues se sont rassemblés pour attendre la fin. Mais son esprit n'est pas encore en paix. Il lui reste une affaire à régler, la plus importante peut-être : celle de la disparition de sa soeur Nico, qui semble liée aux activités d'un énigmatique culte pseudo-survivaliste qui entend encore sauver le monde, envers et contre tout. L'humanité entre maintenant dans ses derniers soubresauts. En route pour l'Ohio, où l'attend manifestement une révélation tragique, l'inoxydable Hank, accompagné du chien Houdini et de son ami Cortez, découvre à bicyclette ce qui reste de l'Amérique : un monde en ruine et déserté par la technologie, un territoire hostile peuplé de gangs fanatiques, d'immigrants illégaux, de groupuscules religieux... et d'une communauté amish qui pourrait bien l'amener à reconsidérer toute sa perception des choses.

  • La fin est de plus en plus proche. Dans 77 jours, l'astéroïde 2011GV1 va s'écraser sur Terre et mettra ainsi un terme à l'humanité. Dans ce climat chaotique, où chacun préfère profiter de ses derniers moments avant de mourir,  il reste un homme, un seul, bien résolu à faire son job jusqu'au bout : Hank Palace, ancien flic de la police de Concord. Le mari de sa nourrice, Brett Cavatone, a mystérieusement disparu et il est bien décidé à le retrouver. Hank se lance alors dans une quête désespérée, et rien ne semble pouvoir l'arrêter. Mais son courage et sa droiture suffiront-ils ? Car rien n'est simple dans un pays livré à une anarchie sans nom, où l'électricité et les télécommunications ont rendu l'âme et où les pillages sont quotidiens.

  • "[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series."--John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns
    Winner of the 2013 Edgarr Award Winner for Best Paperback Original!
    What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?
    Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact.
    The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job--but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week--except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares.
    The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?
    Ebook contains an excerpt from the anticipated second book in the trilogy, Countdown City.

  • Anglais Bedbugs

    Ben H Winters

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.
    Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment.
    Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up.
    Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs . . . or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad--until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Countdown City

    Ben H Winters

    "[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series."--John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns
    Winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award
    The Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original--along with plenty of glowing reviews.
    Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband.
    Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace--an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone’s gone “bucket list” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off “impact zone” refugees.
    Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?

  • Nominated for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
    Critically acclaimed author Ben H. Winters delivers this explosive final installment in the Edgar Award winning Last Policeman series.
    With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank’s safety is only relative, and his only relative--his sister Nico--isn’t safe. Soon, it’s clear that there’s more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it’s up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone.

  • Love Poems to Rip Your Heart Out
    Find a love to die for with Edgar Award winner Ben H. Winters's 30 haunting love poems. Accompanied by Adam F. Watkins's beautifully horrifying illustrations, these eerie poems reveal that love is not always what it seems to be . . .

  • 'The most timely of alternate history novels. Ben Winters has created a spellbinding world that forces the reader to look around-'and to look within. This is a thriller not to be missed and one that will not be easily forgotten.' Hugh HoweyIt is the present-day, and the world is as we know it. Except for one thing: slavery still exists.
    Victor has escaped his life as a slave, but his freedom came at a high price. Striking a bargain with the government, he has to live his life working as a bounty hunter. And he is the best they've ever trained. A mystery to himself, Victor tries to suppress his memories of his own childhood and convinces himself that he is just a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he is desperate to preserve. But in tracking his latest target, he can sense that that something isn't quite right.For this fugitive is a runaway holding something extraordinary. Something that could change the state of the country forever.And in his pursuit, Victor discovers secrets at the core of his country's arrangement with the system that imprisoned him, secrets that will be preserved at any cost.
    'It is a rare thing when a writer has a fresh new provocative idea - and then executes it beautifully. This is what Ben H. Winters has done in his novel Underground Airlines. Imagine an America in which slavery still exists. Now imagine a dramatic telling of the story.' James Patterson

  • Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest-and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

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  • From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.
    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest--and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • It’s been called the greatest novel ever written. Now, Tolstoy’s timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to an awesomer version of 19th-century Russia. It is a world humming with high-powered groznium engines: where debutantes dance the 3D waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle alongside brave young soldiers, and robots--miraculous, beloved robots!--are the faithful companions of everyone who’s anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny in this fantastic modern life, the bold noblewoman Anna and her enigmatic Android Karenina abandon a loveless marriage to seize passion with the daring, handsome Count Vronsky. But when their scandalous affair gets mixed up with dangerous futuristic villainy, the ensuing chaos threatens to rip apart their lives, their families, and--just maybe--all of planet Earth.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Come on up to the attic Come up if you dare Climb up the rickety ladder Come up and see what's there Ben H. Winters brings the fear factor to this collection of thirty spooktastic rhyming stories about witches, zombies, vampires and more! Featuring eerie illustrations by Adam F. Watkins, this book is perfect for nights around the campfire and slumber party ghost stories. Be sure to keep a flashlight close!

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