A Quiet Flame
By Philip Kerr
The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid
By Craig Russell, Sean Barrett
Lennox liked Quiet Tommy Quaid. Perhaps it's odd for a private detective to like - even admire - a career thief, but Quiet Tommy Quaid was the sort of man everyone liked. Amiable, easy-going, well-dressed, with no vices to speak of - well, aside from his excessive drinking and womanising, but then in 1950s Glasgow those are practically virtues. And besides, throughout his many exploits outside the law, Quiet Tommy never once used violence. It was rumoured to be the police who gave him his nickname - because whenever they caught him, which was not often, he always came quietly. So probably even the police liked him, deep down.Above all, the reason people liked Tommy was that he you knew exactly what you were dealing with. Here, everybody realized, was someone who was exactly, simply and totally who and what he seemed to be.But when Tommy turns up dead, Lennox and the rest of Glasgow will find out just how wrong they were.
Queen of the Darkness
By Anne Bishop
The third in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's captivating Black Jewels trilogy. War is coming to the Shadow-Realm. To save millions of lives, Witch must sacrifice only one: hers.Jaenelle, the long-prophesised Witch Queen, has finally healed, and emerged stronger than ever to claim her throne.But for centuries a taint has been creeping across the realms, corrupting those born into power. Now war is coming to the Shadow-Realm - and Witch is helpless to prevent it.The Dreamweavers' webs show two paths. One will see the blood of millions spilled, the other will see the taint destroyed - and only one person needs to die.Her.'A powerful finale for this fascinating, uniquely dark trilogy' - Locus
Quantum Physics in Minutes
By Gemma Lavender
The fastest way to understanding quantum physics - learn about how our universe works, in minutes. Quantum physics is the most fundamental, but also the most bewildering, of sciences. Allowing for simultaneously dead-and-alive cats, teleportation, antimatter and parallel universes, it also underpins all digital technology and even life itself. But at last it's possible through this clear and compact book, illuminated with 200 simple diagrams for anyone to understand the strange and beautiful subatomic world, and hence the nature of reality itself. Contents include: inside the atom, the Higgs boson, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrödinger's cat, relativity, dark energy and matter, black holes, God playing dice, the Theory of Everything, the birth and fate of the Universe, string theory, quantum computing, superconductivity, quantum biology and consciousness, and much more.