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Das Geheimnis der Schnallenschuhe

Auch ein Meisterdetektiv geht nicht gern zum Zahnarzt. Und die Rätsel in der Praxis von Hercule Poirots Zahnarzt häufen sich: Ein Patient stirbt, ein anderer verschwindet, auf einen dritten wird ein Attentat verübt. Wie gut nur, dass Poirot vor der Tür des Zahnarztes die Dame mit den merkwürdigen Schnallenschuhen aufgefallen ist. So bereitet ihm die Lösung des geheimnisvollen Geschehens schließlich doch keine Zahnschmerzen.


Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel

ONE, TWO BUCKLE MY SHOW

© 1940 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company.

Автор: Christie Agatha
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Автор: Upfield Arthur W
Серия: Bony
 
Автор: Upfield Arthur W
Серия: Bony
 
Death Cloud

Ein turbulenter Sommer wird den 15jährigen Sherlock Holmes für immer verändern: Ein Mord, eine Entführung, Korruption und ein sehr finsterer Schurke werden ihm das Leben schwer machen.


Über Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane ist der Autor von mehr als zwanzig Büchern, unter anderem Romanen zu bekannten TV-Serien wie ›Doctor Who‹, ›Torchwood‹ und ›Randall & Hopkirk - Detektei mit Geist‹. Einige davon hat er unter Pseudonym veröffentlicht. Er hat außerdem für die ›Radio Times‹ und den ›TV Guide‹ geschrieben. Andrew Lane lebt mit seiner Frau, seinem Sohn und einer riesigen Sammlung von Sherlock Holmes Büchern in Dorset. ›Young Sherlock Holmes - Death Cloud‹ ist der erste Band der Serie über das Leben des jugendlichen Meisterdetektivs. Weitere Bände sind in Vorbereitung.


Die englische Originalausgabe erschien 2010 unter dem Titel ›Young Sherlock Holmes - Death Cloud‹ bei Macmillan Children’s Books, London, England


Aus dem Englischen von Christian Dreller

Автор: Lane Andrew
Серия: Young Sherlock Holmes
 
Автор: Wilson F Paul
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Dangerous Women

DESCRIPTION: From some of the greatest literary minds of our time comes a collection of stories about dangerous women.

With an unprecedented lineup of authors, Mysterious Press proudly presents an extraordinary collection of short stories. Lorenzo Carcaterra, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, Andrew Klavan, Elmore Leonard, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Jay McInerney, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, S.J. Rozan, and Thomas H. Cook combine their talents in a collection which is certain to find a large audience eager to read stories by some of the most distinguished names in the genre.

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Автор: Winslow Don
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Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror

Once again, multi-award-winning editors Stephen Jones and David Sutton take you on a terrifying journey into the dark heart of modern horror fiction.

Firmly established as the world's premier horror anthology series, this latest volume is twice the size, presenting almost a quarter of a million words of new fiction by some of the hottest names and most talented newcomers in the field. Contributors to Dark Terrors 5 include Peter Straub, Poppy Z. Brite, Ramsey Campbell, Mick Garris — Stephen King's director of choice — Gwyneth Jones, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Gahan Wilson, Christopher Fowler and many, many more.

Серия: Dark Terrors
 
Автор: Lindsay Jeffrey
Серия: Dexter
 
Dead I Well May Be

This Irish bad-boy thriller – set in the hardest streets of New York City – brims with violence, greed, and sexual betrayal.

"I didn't want to go to America, I didn't want to work for Darkey White. I had my reasons. But I went."

So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the Troubles in Belfast. But young Michael is strong and fearless and clever – just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month. Michael and his lads tumble through the streets, shaking down victims, drinking hard, and fighting for turf, block by bloody block.

Dodgy and observant, not to mention handy with a pistol, Michael is soon anointed by Darkey as his rising star. Meanwhile Michael has very inadvisably seduced Darkey's girl, Bridget – saucy, fickle, and irresistible. Michael worries that he's being followed, that his affair with Bridget will be revealed. He's right to be anxious; when Darkey discovers the affair, he plans a very hard fall for young Michael, a gambit devilish in its guile, murderous in its intent.

But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness and ingenuity or the possibility that he might wreak terrible vengeance upon those who would betray him.

A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty introduces to readers a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent – complete with an Irish lilt.

Автор: McKinty Adrian
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Devil’s Kiss

There's Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself…And Billi SanGreal.

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy.

Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart.

But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years – a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London 's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.

Автор: Chadda Sarwat
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Dead Air

Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left wing radio shock-jock living in LondonAfter a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture…Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre. At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum. It will be one of the most important novels of 2002.

Автор: Banks Iain
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Die Tote in der Bibliothek

Die Tote in

der Bibliothek



Roman



Aus dem Englischen

von Barbara Heller



Hachette Collections



Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel

THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY


© 1942 Agatha Christie Limited,

a Chorion Company.

All rights reserved.


Die Tote in der Bibliothek

© 2000 Scherz Verlag, Bern, München, Wien

für die Neuausgabe in der Übersetzung von Barbara Heller


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Der Tote am Steinkreuz

Eigentlich hatten Fidelma und ihr Begleiter, der angelsächsische Mönch Eadulf, gehofft, nur wenige Tage im Tal von Araglin zu bleiben. Doch so leicht, wie sie zunächst annehmen, sind die Schuldigen an der blutigen Ermordung des Stammesfürsten und dessen Schwester doch nicht zu entlarven. Jeder in diesem schönen Tal scheint etwas zu verbergen, jeder scheint ein düsteres Geheimnis zu hüten, und keiner ist wirklich bereit, Fidelma und Eadulf bei ihrer Aufgabe zu unterstützen. Ein Netz geheimer Intrigen verbindet offenbar alle, und Fidelma und ihr Begleiter geraten in Gefahr, sich darin zu verfangen.

Wer die Mönchkrimis von Ellis Peters mag, wird von Schwester Fidelma nicht lassen können.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat.

In bisher vier weiteren historischen Kriminalromanen löst die irische Nonne und Anwältin bei Gericht, Schwester Fidelma, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Weise die schwierigsten Fälle: Nur der Tod bringt Vergebung (1998); Ein Totenhemd für den Erzbischof (1998); Der Todesstein (Geschichten, 1999); Die Tote im Klosterbrunnen (2000); Tod im Skriptorium (2001).


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »The Spider’s Web« erschien 1997 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Dublin Noir

Brand new stories by: Ken Bruen, Eoin Colfer, Jason Starr, Laura Lippman, Olen Steinhauer, Peter Spiegelman, Kevin Wignall, Jim Fusilli, John Rickards, Patrick J. Lambe, Charlie Stella, Ray Banks, James O. Born, Sarah Weinman, Pat Mullan, Gary Phillips, Craig McDonald, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, and others.

Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin. Dublin Noir features an awe-inspiring cast of writers who between them have won all major mystery and crime-fiction awards. This collection introduces secret corners of a fascinating city and surprise assaults on the "Celtic Tiger" of modern Irish prosperity.

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Dark Goddess

New enemies, new romance, and new horrors,

Billi's back, and it seems like the Unholy just can't take a hint.

Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay, Billi's thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolf activity. And these werewolves are like nothing Bilil's seen before.

They call themselves the Polenitsy – Man Killers. The ancient warrior women of Eastern Europe, supposedly wiped out centuries ago. But now they're out of hiding and on the hunt for a Spring Child – an Oracle powerful enough to blow the volcano at Yellowstone – precipitating a Fimbulwinter that will wipe out humankind for good.

The Templars follow the stolen Spring Child to Russia, and the only people there who can help are the Bogatyrs, a group of knights who may have gone to the dark side. To reclaim the Spring Child and save the world, Billi needs to earn the trust of Ivan Romanov, an arrogant young Bogatyr whose suspicious of people in general, and of Billi in particular.

Dark Goddess is a page-turning, action-packed sequel that spans continents, from England to the Russian underworld and back. This is an adventure of folklore and myth become darkly real. Of the world running out of time. And of Billi SanGreal, the only one who can save it.

Автор: Chadda Sarwat
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Dancing with Werewolves

It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas – which is run by a werewolf mob – she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself. But at least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help her out…

Автор: Douglas Carole Nelson
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Das Lächeln des Cicero

Der junge, aufstrebende Anwalt Cicero, noch gänzlich unbekannt in den illustren Kreisen Roms, hat die Verteidigung eines Mandanten übernommen, der des Mordes an seinem Vater beschuldigt wird. Wir schreiben das Jahr 80 v.Chr., der alternde Diktator Sulla herrscht über ein Reich, in dem es keine unabhängige Polizei gibt, die für Recht und Ordnung sorgen könnte. Es gilt das Recht des Stärkeren und so muss der sogenannte "Sucher" Gordianus besonders gewitzt vorgehen, um für Cicero die benötigten Beweise zu recherchieren...

Автор: Saylor Steven
Серия: Gordianus
 
Das unvollendete Bildnis

Um jeden Preis will Amyas Crale das Porträt der schönen Elsa Greer zu Ende malen. Das kostet ihn das Leben. Um jeden Preis will seine Frau ihre Ehe schützen. Das bezahlt auch sie mit dem Leben. Sechzehn Jahre später ist ihrer Tochter Carla kein Preis zu hoch, um ihr Leben vor den Schatten der Vergangenheit zu schützen...


Titel des Originals: «Five Little Pigs»

Автор: Christie Agatha
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Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия: Hercule Poirot
 
Dos Por La Pasta

La investigadora Stephanie Plum ha vuelto, y con mucho más carácter. Esta vez, va tras la pista de Kenny Mancuso, un compañero de trabajo en Trenton, New Jersey, que ha disparado a su mejor amigo. Ha salido hace poco de la Armada y es sospechosamente rico, Mancuso también está relacionado de manera lejana con Joe Morelli, un subdirector de policía de dudosa reputación… y que le gusta mucho meterse en los asuntos de Stephanie.

Автор: Evanovich Janet
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Druga Córka

Teksas. Seryjny morderca ginie na krześle elektrycznym, zabierając do grobu imię i miejsce pobytu swojego jedynego dziecka. Boston. Porzucona w szpitalu dziewczynka zostaje adoptowana przez bogate małżeństwo. Dwadzieścia lat później. Melanie Stokes prowadzi spokojne życie w swojej przybranej rodzinie. Aż do dnia, kiedy przychodzi anonim ze słowami: "Dostaniesz to, na co zasługujesz"…

Автор: Gardner Lisa
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Drowned Hopes

Tom Jimson, the burglar has $700,000 stashed away in a valley town, which has been converted into a reservoir, by the state of New York. Now, the money lies fifty feet below water and the only way in which Jim wants to retrieve it is to blow up the dam. With the fate of nine hundred people at stake, it falls on John Dortmunder to formulate an alternate plan for retrieving the loot. And, as each attempt by Dortmunder fails, Tom’s dynamite finger gets itchier… and itchier.

Автор: Westlake Donald E
Серия: Dortmunder
 
Deep Sea Dead

Pauline Walks the Plank..

A confirmed landlubber, insurance fraud p.i. Pauline Sokol's never heard the call of the sea – or if she has, she didn't pay attention. But now the former RN is donning her nurse's whites once more to go undercover as part of the medical team of the Golden Dolphin – a lavish luxury liner that's setting sail for Bermuda.

There's something fishy going on aboard the super-deluxe dinghy, and it's Pauline's job to be the ship's designated secret snoop – if she doesn't get too distracted by the motley crew of friends and relatives who've decided to sail along with her… and by her sexy supervising fellow investigator, Jagger. But when a dead body turns up – in Pauline's cabin, no less! – and another nurse goes missing, Pauline realizes she may be over her head in shark-infested waters. And getting safely onto dry land may be a long swim back!

Автор: Avocato Lori
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Drood

On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens — at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world — hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research… or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Автор: Simmons Dan
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Darwin's Blade

As an expert in accident reconstruction, it is Darwin Minor’s job to use science and instinct to unravel the real causes of unnatural disasters. But a series of seemingly random high-speed fatal car wrecks — accidents which seem staged — is leading him down a dangerous road.

Автор: Simmons Dan
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Dead On Arrival

Normally, insurance fraud investigator Pauline Sokol likes to keep her feet firmly on the ground. But her latest undercover assignment has the aero-phobic ex-nurse flying high-as she takes off to ground a land-and-air ambulance company that's been doing some rather flighty billing. Even having ER Dano, the company's best (and hottest!) paramedic, in the copter seat next to her isn't enough to soothe her queasy tummy.

But her insides really start doing loop-de-loops when one of the company's owners is brutally murdered-and Pauline starts receiving creepy phone calls… from the killer! Suddenly the air looks a lot safer than the ground. And if Pauline doesn't crack this case soon, even mouth-to-mouth from her favorite paramedic won't be enough to revive her.

Автор: Avocato Lori
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Double Indemnity

A riveting classic of American crime fiction.

Автор: Cain James M
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Dexter by Design

Being a blood spatter analyst who hates the sight of blood has always made Dexter's work for the Miami PD tough. But it means he's very neat when it comes to his out-of-hours hobby: murder. Of course, the fact Dexter only kills bad people helps too.

Now Dex is facing a disturbing situation. He's used to blood at work, and blood when he's out with the dark passenger (the voice that guides him on his deadly outings). But he's not sure what to make of the man who says blood is art. Using bodies as his canvas, someone is out there expressing themselves in the most lethal and painful of ways. If Dexter's to escape the scalpel and avoid becoming the latest exhibit, he needs somewhere to run...and he might just have found the perfect place. With his wedding looming, completing his nice-guy disguise, Dexter's honeymoon might just save his skin.

From the most original voice in crime fiction, DEXTER BY DESIGN is an enthralling, macabre and gruesomely entertaining thriller.


Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter
 
Digital Fortess

When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage - not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence.

Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only tor her country but tor her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves…

Автор: Brown Dan
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Dead to Rights

Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County, Arizona, finds herself in the midst of danger and deception when she attempts to exact revenge for the murder of her police officer husband.

Автор: Jance J A
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Das letzte Ritual

In der Universität von Reykjavik wird die Leiche eines jungen Deutschen gefunden. Der Geschichtsstudent war fasziniert von alten Hexenkulten, und sein Mörder hat ihm ein merkwürdiges Zeichen in die Haut geritzt.

Aber die isländische Polizei glaubt an ein Drogendelikt und verhaftet einen Dealer. Die Eltern des Opfers misstrauen den Ermittlungen: Sie beauftragen die junge Anwältin Dóra Guðmundsdóttir, den Fall noch einmal aufzurollen. Und auf der Suche nach dem wahren Mörder findet Dóra über dunkle Rituale mehr heraus, als ihr lieb ist …

Автор: Sigurdardottir Yrsa
Серия: Thora Gudmundsdottir
 
Déjà Vu

As the former mistress of a notorious crime boss, Angelica Barnes struggles to lead a normal life – but it seems that every avenue she takes is filled with pain, mayhem, and danger.

Angelica Barnes has been released from prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, having served a five-year sentence for being complicit in the illegal activities of her ex-boyfriend, Robert Santiago. She's a convicted felon, and integrating back into society hasn't been easy – that is, until she accepts an offer she can't refuse and moves to New York City. But her hopeful dreams of a better life are shattered when she winds up having to fall back on her past life to make ends meet.

Unbeknownst to Angelica, an old foe sits in the shadows, choosing the right moment to reel her back into his grasp. Unable to defend herself, Angelica becomes a prisoner of her former life, but with the help of a friend, Angelica executes a daring escape to be free of her enemy forever. But will she ever really be free?

Автор: Perkins Suzetta
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Das gefrorene Licht

Sommer 2006, im Westen von Island. Auf der Halbinsel Snæfellsnes wird die Architektin eines Wellness-Hotels tot am Strand aufgefunden. Sie wurde vergewaltigt und brutal erschlagen, in ihren Fußsohlen stecken Nadeln. Rechtsanwältin Dóra Guðmundsdóttir findet heraus, dass die Ermordete sich sehr für die Geschichte der verlassenen Gegend interessiert hat. Vor vielen Jahrzehnten standen auf dem Hotelgrundstück die Höfe zweier Brüder. Offenbar ist sie auf ein unaussprechliches Familiengeheimnis gestoßen …


»Hier in Island glauben die Leute viel mehr an das Übernatürliche als in anderen westlichen Ländern. Ich arbeite zum Beispiel mit einem Ingenieur zusammen, der kürzlich einen Geisterbeschwörer zu sich nach Hause bestellt hat, um einen dänischen Geist aus einer alten Kommode zu vertreiben. Ich kenne viele Leute, die im Traum etwas vorhergesehen haben, die regelmäßig zu Wahrsagerinnen gehen, etwas Übersinnliches erlebt haben oder an Geister, Elfen und so weiter glauben. Außerdem haben wir eine lange Erzähltradition — in unseren Volksmärchen gibt es viele wirklich gute Geistergeschichten. Aber im modernen Kriminalroman muss die Auflösung natürlich immer eine ganz irdische sein …«

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Автор: ðardóttir Yrsa
Серия: Thora Gudmundsdottir
 
Deadline

'We've got your daughter.'

It's evening, you're back late from work – and the house is in darkness. You step inside, and the phone rings. You answer it – and your world is turned upside down. Your fourteen-year-old daughter has been taken, and her kidnappers want half a million pounds in cash. They give you 48 hours to raise the money. If you call the police, she will die. Trying desperately to remain calm, you realize that your husband – the man you married two years ago – is also missing. But he can't be involved in your daughter's abduction. Or can he? As the nightmare unravels, you can be certain of only two things: that you will do anything to get your daughter back alive – and that time is running out.

Автор: Kernick Simon
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Do They Know I'm Running

From acclaimed author David Corbett, a stunning and suspenseful novel of a life without loyalties and the borders inside ourselves.

Roque Montalvo is wise beyond his eighteen years. Orphaned at birth, a gifted musician, he's stuck in a California backwater, helping his Salvadoran aunt care for his damaged brother, an ex-marine badly wounded in Iraq. When immigration agents arrest his uncle, the family has nowhere else to turn. Roque, badgered by his street-hardened cousin, agrees to bring the old man back, relying on the criminal gangs that control the dangerous smuggling routes from El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, to the U.S. border.

But his cousin has told Roque only so much. In reality, he will have to transport not just his uncle but two others: an Arab whose intentions are disturbingly vague and a young beauty promised to a Mexican crime lord. Roque discovers that his journey involves crossing more than one kind of border, and he will be asked time and again to choose between survival and betrayal – of his country, his family, his heart.

Автор: Corbett David
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Desaparecidas

Todo comenzó un día cualquiera para aquellas tres adolescentes de Belham, Massachusetts. Ellas iban a pasar un día como cualquier otro, en el bosque bebiendo cerveza y fumando un poco. Todo iba bien, hasta que presenciaron aquella escena. Ellas no estaban preparadas para ver algo así, les arrancó la inocencia de cuajo, quebró su amistad, y se convirtió en un reguero de sangre y dolor, mucho dolor…

Han pasado veinticinco años desde que ocurriera aquello, y el secuestro de Carol Cranmore, una adolescente de Belham, ha puesto en guardia a la policía y al FBI. Estos últimos, creen saber a lo que se enfrentan, un nuevo ataque de un asesino en serie, posiblemente el mismo que llevan buscando más de veinticinco años… conocido como El Viajero. Solo existe una persona que haya sido capaz de escapar de las garras de este asesino, pero su estado es tan deplorable que apenas puede que ayuda a la investigación que están llevando a cabo. Darby McCormick, miembro del Departamento de Policía de Boston, es acosada por los fantasmas del pasado, y asumirá este caso como algo personal. Intentara encontrar y salvar a Carol, aunque le cueste la vida en el intento…

Mientras tanto, Carol despierta en una celda oscura. Está asustada, no sabe donde está…oye gritos a lo lejos…gritos de mujeres encerradas como ella. Pero de vez en cuando suena un zumbido, y todas las celdas se abren. Carol cruza el umbral, bajo la atenta mirada de un sádico asesino, dispuesto a dar rienda suelta a sus fantasías mas perversas. Se inicia una caza que solo tiene dos reglas básicas: esconderse o morir.

Автор: Mooney Chris
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Dreaming of the bones

Agatha Award (nominee)

Edgar Awards (nominee)

Macavity Awards

Dr Victoria McClellan is writing a biography of the tortured poet Lydia Brooke, five years after Brooke's tragic suicide. Victoria becomes immersed in Lydia's life – she cannot believe the poet died by her own hand. So she calls her SI ex-husband for help in the case who receives terrible news…

Автор: Crombie Deborah
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De muerto en peor

La comunidad sobrenatural de Bon Temps, Luisiana, se está recuperando de dos duros golpes: el desastre natural del huracán Katrina y los acontecimientos de la cumbre vampírica el mes anterior en la norteña ciudad de Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse está a salvo, aunque un poco aturdida, deseosa de que todo vuelva a la normalidad. Pero la normalidad no termina de llegar. Demasiados vampiros -algunos amigos, otros no- han sido asesinados o heridos y su novio tigre, Quinn, está en el grupo de los desaparecidos.

Las cosas están cambiando, les guste o no a los cambiantes y a los vampiros de su rincón de Luisiana. Y Sookie, amiga del grupo y con un vínculo de sangre con Eric Northman, líder de la comunidad vampira local, se ve en el meollo de cambios.

En las subsiguientes batallas, Sookie ha de enfrentarse al peligro, la muerte y, una vez más, a la traición de alguien a quien quiere. Y justo cuando todo el pelaje ha terminado de volar por los aires y toda la sangre fría ha acabado de fluir, su mundo se verá alterado para siempre…

Автор: Harris Charlaine
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Dead Over Heels

A dead body falls out of the Georgia sky on the first page of this rollicking, romantic Southern mystery starring librarian/sleuth Aurora Teagarden, "a heroine as capable and potentially complex and P.D.

Автор: Harris Charlaine
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Down. down.down

Трое приятелей-наркоманов, сотрудников частного детективного агентства, получают несложное, в общем-то, задание - похитить флэшку с компроматом у одной немолодой журналюшки. Задание-то парни с грехом пополам (чуть не помешала "бывшая" старшего) выполнили, вот только и не подозревали, что столкнуться с персонажами из первой части. А метро продолжает мчаться по рельсам...

Автор: Рыжков Лев
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Автор: Stevenson Richard
Серия: Donald Strachey
 
Depredador Oscuro

Un millar de años en un mundo gris han convertido a Zacarías de la Cruz en un experto ejecutor, un depredador tan oscuro y brutal como los vampiros a los que ha perseguido todos esos siglos. Su vida se ha convertido en un sinfín de batallas contra el mal que lo han convertido en un ser inflexible y inmisericorde de alma endurecida. Por fin, su salvaje travesía ha terminado. Zacarías ha conseguido proteger a su raza y todos sus hermanos disfrutan de la paz y la seguridad queél les ha procurado, incluso a riesgo de perder su propia cordura. Ahora Zacarías, que ya no tiene a quién perseguir, se pregunta, por primera vez en su vida, quién esél en realidad. La respuesta lo aguarda en Perú, su propia tierra, donde se encontrará con una traición inesperada, con la venganza de un viejo enemigo, con las inevitables consecuencias de un sanguinario legado familiar, y, quizás, con la compañera perfecta para el reposo del guerrero.

Автор: Feehan Christine
Серия:
 
Deadly Game

Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author explores the limits of endurance and the boundaries of passion in a life-and-death struggle to survive…

It begins as a mission to protect a politician from an assassination threat. But the operation takes an unexpected turn when Mari, a mysteriously beautiful GhostWalker, is taken hostage. At the same time, Ken Norton, expert assassin and himself a GhostWalker warrior, is on a mission of his own-one that reaches into Mari's own past. No stranger to the ways of violent warfare, Mari must join forces with Ken and trust his every move-each one more intimate than the last.

Автор: Feehan Christine
Серия:
 
Desaparecida En La Muerte

Una mujer a bordo de un transbordador desaparece en extrañas circunstancias y la detective Eve Dallas se pregunta: si la mujer no saltó y no está a bordo, ¿dónde demonios puede estar?

Автор: Robb J D
Серия:
 
Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror

The award-winning team of Jones and Sutton once again push the boundaries of fear in this new collection of horror and dark fantasy. Drawing from both sides of the Atlantic, Dark Terrors 3 features stories by some of the genres' biggest names as well as their rising stars, including Ray Bradbury, Poppy Z. Brite, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Julian Rathbone, Mark Timlin, and Michael Marshall Smith. An anthology that will take you to the furthest reaches of your imagination — and beyond.


British Fantasy Award winner 1998, World Fantasy Award nominee 1998.

Серия: Dark Terrors
 
Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror

The award-winning team of Jones and Sutton once again push the boundaries of fear in this new collection of horror and dark fantasy. Drawing from both sides of the Atlantic, Dark Terrors 3 features stories by some of the genres' biggest names as well as their rising stars, including Ray Bradbury, Poppy Z. Brite, Pat Cadigan, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Julian Rathbone, Mark Timlin, and Michael Marshall Smith. An anthology that will take you to the furthest reaches of your imagination — and beyond.


British Fantasy Award winner 1998, World Fantasy Award nominee 1998.

Серия: Dark Terrors
 
Death By a Dark Horse

Thea Campbell goes out for revenge when the one person who is the most likely and least likely candidate for thief steals her horse. But Olympic hopeful Valerie Parsons is past caring about being arrested. She’s dead. At first Thea’s horse is assumed to have killed the woman, but when the coroner determines it was a human hand and not a horse’s hoof that ended Valerie’s li…more

Автор: Schreyer Susan
Серия:
 
Dood Joesjtsjenko!

Stephan Oswacim zag Malko terug naar zijn kamer lopen. Hij sloop naar hem toe en toen hij drie meter achter hem was, bleef hij staan, stak zijn rechterarm met het pistool recht voor zich uit en hield zijn adem in.

Twee kogels in zijn rug, gevolgd door twee in zijn hoofd. En dan kon hij eindelijk met een gerust hart vertrekken.

Автор: Villiers érard de
Серия: S. A. S.
 
DEJA DEAD

Deja Dead is the first novel by Kathy Reichs starring Temperance Brennan. It won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.The novel is set in Montreal, Quebec where a series of women are found brutally murdered.They are brutally hit on the head and their dead bodies are packed in plastic bags and buried.

Автор: REICHS KATHY
Серия:
 
Автор: Temple Peter
Серия: Jack Irish
 
Dead Connection

When two young women are murdered on the streets of New York, exactly one year apart, Detective Ellie Hatcher is called up for a special assignment on the homicide task force. The killer has left behind a clue connecting the two cases to First Date, a popular online dating service, and Flann McIlroy, an eccentric, publicity-seeking homicide detective, is convinced that only Ellie can help him pursue his terrifying theory: someone is using the lure of the Internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City. To catch the killer, Ellie must enter a high-tech world of stolen identities where no one is who they appear to be. And for her, the investigation quickly becomes personal: she fits the profile of the victims, and she knows firsthand what pursuing a sociopath can do to a copback home in Wichita, Kansas, her father lost his life trying to catch a notorious serial murderer. When the First Date killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him, too. Both hunter and prey, she must find the killer before he claims his next victimwho could very well be her. Expertly plotted and perfectly paced, Dead Connection advances Alafair Burke to the front ranks of American thriller writers.

Автор: Burke Alafair
Серия:
 
Автор: Freemantle Brian
Серия:
 
Автор: Freemantle Brian
Серия:
 
Автор: Mcgrory Brian
Серия:
 
DOKTORS "NĒ"

Jans Flemings

DOKTORS "NĒ"

«Latvijas Jaunatnes» literārais pielikums «Latvijas Jaunatnes» literārais pielikums

Jans Flemings Doktors «Nē»

No cikla «Aģents 007 ar licenci uz slepkavību

No angļu valodas tulkojis B. Jēgeris

Korektore B. Baumane

J. Rožukalna makets

Par izdevumu atbild A.Gaiandere

A/s «Latvijas Jaunatne». Metiens 20 000.

Iespiests a/s «Prese nams» tipogrāfijā 1992 g, Rīgā, Balasta dambī.

Автор: FLEMINGS JANS
Серия:
 
DZĪVO UN ĻAUJ MIRT CITIEM

JANS FLEMINGS

DZĪVO UN ĻAUJ MIRT CITIEM

Aģents 007 dodas uz Ņujorku, jo ir saņēmis uzdevumu atrast un iznīcināt misteru Bigu - Hārlemas nekronēto karali, izsmalcinātu noziegumu meistaru un komunistu sabiedroto.

Tie, kuri nepakļaujas misteram Bigam, tiek sodīti, tos, kuri sadomā ar viņu cīnīties, gaida mokoša nāve. Arī lielā noziedznieka skaisto cietumnieci Solitēru un viņas mīļoto - Džeimsu Bondu.

īstas šausmas abi piedzīvo, sekodami misteram Bigam uz kādu viņam piederošu haizivju apsēstu salu.

ROMĀNS

Apgāds «Artava» Rīga

No angļu valodas tulkojusi Inese Ābola

Māksliniece Antra Malika

©Tulkojums, noformējums «Artava»,

Автор: FLEMINGS JANS
Серия:
 
Автор: Dibdin Michael
Серия: Aurelio Zen
 
Die Rätsel von Badgers Drift. Requiem für einen Mörder

Die Rätsel von Badger's Drift : Ein verschlafenes englisches Dorf, das zwischen grünen Hügeln friedlich vor sich hin döst. Bis die Idylle von einem schrecklichen Ereignis jäh zerstört wird. Miss Emily Simpson, eine freundliche ältere Dame, wird beim Spazierengehen im Wald Zeugin eines Vorfalls, der besser unentdeckt geblieben wäre - vor allem für Miss Emily. Als sie stirbt, findet der Arzt zwar keinerlei Hinweise auf einen unnatürlichen Tod, aber Miss Emilys alte Freundin Luca Bellringer ist mißtrauisch. Hartnäckig setzt sie dem unwilligen Inspector Barnaby so lange zu, bis er schließlich nachgibt und den Fall untersucht. Tatsächlich entdeckt der bald Risse in der blankpolierten Fassade des Dorfes ...


Requiem für einen Mörder: Eine Truppe von Laiendarstellern, die Causton Amateur Dramatic Society, probt Peter Shaffers »Amadeus«. Doch dann bricht der Darsteller des Salieri bei der Premiere tot zusammen: Statt einer harmlosen Attrappe hatte man ihm ein echtes Messer für seine Selbstmordszene untergeschmuggelt. Inspector Barnaby muß bald feststellen, daß fast alle Darsteller als Täter für dieses perfide Verbrechen in Frage kommen.


Autorin

Caroline Graham wurde 1931 in Warwickshire geboren. Ihre Serie um Inspector Barnaby machte sie zum Star unter den britischen Krimiautorinnen. So wurde der Roman »Die Rätsel von Badger's Drift von der Crime Writers’ Association unter die hundert besten Krimis und die zehn besten »Whodunnits« aller Zeiten gewählt. Auch die auf den Büchern basierende Fernsehserie »Inspector Barnaby«, die in Deutschland vom ZDF ausgestrahlt wird, hat eine riesige Fangemeinde. Caroline Graham lebt heute in Suffolk.

Автор: Graham Caroline
Серия: Inspector Barnaby
 
Автор: Morson Ian
Серия: Nick Zuliani
 
Dig
Автор: Corwin C R
Серия: Morgue Mama
 
Death of a Blue Movie Star

From Publishers Weekly

When a porno movie theater is blown up in Times Square, 21-year-old film production assistant Rune (no last name given) decides that this is the chance to realize her dream of making her own film. Using the bombing as a hook for a documentary on pornography, she interviews Shelly Lowe, a major porn star. Rune is just getting into the film when another explosion kills Shelly. Evidence points to a religious cult, but Rune teams up with a quirky bomb squad detective, Sam Healy, to discover the real murderer. Since Rune's method of operation is unorthodox (including breaking into offices and buying false IDs), Sam extricates her from some bizarre predicaments and then becomes her lover. Rune's pursuit of the killer takes her behind the scenes of legitimate theater and into the seamy world of pornography. She is an offbeat heroine with a mixture of spunk and naivete. Deaver (Manhattan Is My Beat) writes compellingly about New York 's sordid side, but his portrayal of Shelly as a gifted actress and aspiring playwright is hard to credit. Still, his fast-paced whodunit is saved by surprising twists near the end.

Автор: Deaver Jeffery
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Das fehlende Glied in der Kette

Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

© 1920 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved.

Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия:
 
Der Schrei des Hahns

Die 22-jährige Elsie Cameron ist weder hübsch noch charmant,

kaut Fingernägel und hat auch sonst nichts, was Männer anziehen könnte. Im Gegenteil, sie ist launisch, Besitz ergreifend und eifersüchtig. Dabei will sie doch nur eines: geliebt werden um jeden Preis. Und zwar von Norman Thorne. Der jüngere und in Liebesangelegenheiten noch unbedarfte Norman gibt Elsies stürmischem Werben allzu schnell und unüberlegt nach — nicht ahnend, worauf er sich einlässt...

Автор: Walters Minette
Серия:
 
Dragon's Oath

The first in an enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Dragon's Oath tells the story behind the House of Night's formidable fencing instructor – the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him

In early 19th century England, long before he's a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything. until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon – and a brand new fate.

Becoming a Fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world… In 1830's St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling.

But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is caught in its focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her – or destroy them all?

Автор: Cast Kristin, Cast P C
Серия:
 
Diabelska Alternatywa

Rok 1982. W obliczu klęski głodu Rosjanie liczą na pomoc Amerykanów i dostawy zboża z USA. Po obu stronach Atlantyku są jednak tacy, którzy chcą wykorzystać tę sytuację do spowodowania światowego konfliktu nuklearnego. Tylko para kochanków, obywateli obu supermocarstw, może uratować świat przed zagładą.

Автор: Forsyth Frederick
Серия:
 
Der Mann im braunen Anzug

AGATHA CHRISTIE

Der Mann im

braunen Anzug

Roman

Aus dem Englischen

von Margret Haas

Hachette Collections

Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel

THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT

© 1924 Agatha Christie Limited,

a Chorion Company.

All rights reserved.

Der Mann im braunen Anzug

Deutsche Version:

© 2007 Agatha Christie Limited,

a Chorion Company. All rights reserved.

Aus dem Englischen von Margret Haas.

Copyright © 2008 Hachette Collections

für die vorliegende Ausgabe.

Серия:
 
Автор: Hilton Matt
Серия: Joe Hunter
 
Deception Point

A shocking scientific discovery.

A conspiracy of staggering brilliance.

A thriller unlike any you've ever read…

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory—a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery—a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

Автор: Brown Dan
Серия:
 
Deliverance

Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

Автор: Dickey James
Серия:
 
Автор: Pelecanos George
Серия:
 
Автор: Elkins Aaron
Серия: Gideon Oliver
 
Double back

Alan McQueen (aka Mac) – the intrepid hero of Golden Serpent and Second Strike – is a tough, true-blue, resourceful Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends a lot of his time doing undercover work in south east Asia.

Double Back sees Mac putting his life on the line fighting dangerous forces who will stop at nothing to sink the independence movement in East Timor.

Fighting the good fight, Mac discovers a plot to use a deadly ethno-bomb which kills only native East Timorese – who don't share the ethnicity of most Indonesians…

Can Mac secure the ethno-bomb before it's too late?

'Golden Serpent is the most accomplished spy-thriller we've seen locally, a discerning read, full of action and a kind of knowing wit.' – The Australian

'Abernethy conjures echoes of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy and the Jack Reacher novels of Lee Child.' – The Weekend Australian

Автор: Abernethy Mark
Серия: , Alan McQueen
 
Автор: Disher Garry
Серия: Wyatt
 
Автор: Maitland Barry
Серия: Brock and Kolla
 
Автор: Amundsen Jens
Серия:
 
Doping

Dick Francis "Doping". Originaltitel: "For Kicks".

Eines Tages bekommt der australische Pferdezüchter Daniel Roke unvermutet Besuch von einem Engländer, der sich als Earl October vorstellt. Der englische Graf sucht ihn wegen eines ganz besonderen Anliegens auf: Ihn beschäftigt ein mysteriöser Doping Skandal in England, und er braucht einen erfahrenen Fachmann zur Aufklärung des Falls. Daniel Roke soll, als Stallmann verkleidet, in den Gestüten der verdächtigen Trainer arbeiten und heimlich seine Nachforschungen anstellen. Der Job ist gefährlich, bereits hat ein Journalist bei seiner Recherche zum Fall auf rätselhafte Weise sein Leben verloren. Aber Daniel Roke nimmt das Angebot Octobers an, und er lernt so das harte Leben der Pferdepfleger kennen, von denen manch einer an seine Grenzen kommt…

«Einen Dick Francis zu lesen bedeutet, das Gewohnte, das Liebgewonnene wiederzuentdecken, wieder zu genießen. Und dabei ist jede Geschichte frisch, neu, phantasiegesättigt. Mit Präzision und Feinfühligkeit, mit dezentem Geschmack und enormem Wissen werden die zahllosen Knoten in den Handlungsteppich geknüpft. Der Leser befindet sich vollkommen, aber unmerklich in der Hand dieses Großmeisters des Kriminalromans.«

Автор: Francis Dick
Серия:
 
Damage

From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible costs of justice.

The Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family's heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming DA dashed. And head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department s payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their fragile, damaged lives.

And then Ro Curtlee's lawyers won him a retrial, and he was released from jail.

Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial's star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. When a second fire claims a participant in the case, Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge. But with no hard evidence and an on-the-take media eager to vilify anyone who challenges Ro, can Abe stop the violence before he finds himself in its crosshairs? How much more can he sacrifice to put Ro back behind bars? And just how far across the line is he prepared to go in pursuit of justice?

Автор: Lescroart John
Серия: , Abe Glitsky
 
Автор: Jance J A
Серия: Brandon Walker
 
Deeper Than the Dead

Thomas Crane is a normal ten-year-old boy, except for one thing – his father may be a serial killer. Peter Crane is a community leader, but his seeming generosity may be a clever cover for cultivating his own victims. Meredith Crane plays the role of the perfect wife, standing by her man, but is she standing in the way of justice? Duane Larkin has a history of violence that may determine his son's future and send him down a dark path. Even at the tender age of ten, Dennis Larkin is a troubled boy with twisted fantasies of cruel acts committed against the weak and vulnerable. Tony Mendez is a tenacious veteran homicide detective, determined to bring the killer down – no matter who he might be. And FBI Special Agent Anne Navarro is a woman in a man's world, a scientist in the midst of hard-nosed cops. But with her own quiet determination she will do her part to solve the crimes – and perhaps save a child in the process.

Автор: Hoag Tami
Серия:
 
Debout les morts

Un hêtre peut-il pousser en une seule nuit dans un jardin, à Paris, sans que personne l’ait planté ? Oui. Chez la cantatrice Sophia Siméonidis ; et elle n’en dort plus.

Puis elle disparaît sans que cela préoccupe son époux.

Après une série de meurtres sinistres, ses trois voisins « dans la merde », aidés par l’ex-flic pourri Vandoosler, découvriront les racines du hêtre, vieilles de quinze ans, grasses de haine et de jalousie.


On retrouve ici les qualités et l'humour de l'auteur de Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent, éd. Viviane Hamy, 1994, que la presse a largement salué.

Fred Vargas est archéologue. Son roman L'Homme aux cercles bleue a obtenu le Prix du Festival de Saint-Nazire en 1992.

Автор: Vargas Fred
Серия: Les Évangélistes
 
Debout les morts

Un hêtre peut-il pousser en une seule nuit dans un jardin, à Paris, sans que personne l’ait planté ? Oui. Chez la cantatrice Sophia Siméonidis ; et elle n’en dort plus.

Puis elle disparaît sans que cela préoccupe son époux.

Après une série de meurtres sinistres, ses trois voisins « dans la merde », aidés par l’ex-flic pourri Vandoosler, découvriront les racines du hêtre, vieilles de quinze ans, grasses de haine et de jalousie.


On retrouve ici les qualités et l'humour de l'auteur de Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent, éd. Viviane Hamy, 1994, que la presse a largement salué.

Fred Vargas est archéologue. Son roman L'Homme aux cercles bleue a obtenu le Prix du Festival de Saint-Nazire en 1992.

Автор: Vargas Fred
Серия: Les Évangélistes
 
Dexter il delicato

Dexter diventa papà di una bimba, la piccola Lily Anne, e qualcosa in lui cambia radicalmente: per la prima volta prova un vero sentimento d’amore, emozioni e affetto; e soprattutto non sente più la voce dentro di sé che lo obbligava a uccidere. Decide così di non dedicarsi più al suo “hobby” notturno. Ma concentrarsi sulle gioie della vita familiare non è così facile per lui, soprattutto quando sua sorella Debbie lo coinvolge nelle indagini su un caso di rapimento che presto apre uno squarcio su una terrificante vicenda di cannibalismo…

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
 
Doors Open

For the right man, all doors are open… Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and perhaps give new meaning to his existence. A chance encounter at an art auction offers him the opportunity to do just that as he settles on a plot to commit a 'perfect crime'. He intends to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital – the National Gallery of Scotland. So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to a lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed. But soon after he enters the dark waters of the criminal underworld he realises that it's very easy to drown…

Автор: Rankin Ian
Серия:
 
Devil’s Claw

The death of her beloved neighbor finds Sheriff Joanna Brady investigating a possible murder right over the picket fence.

Автор: Jance J A
Серия:
 
Автор: Baker Deb
Серия: Dolls to Die For
 
Different Seasons

Different Seasons(1982) is a collection of four novellas, markedly different in tone and subject, each on the theme of a journey. The first is a rich, satisfying, nonhorrific tale about an innocent man who carefully nurtures hope and devises a wily scheme to escape from prison. The second concerns a boy who discards his innocence by enticing an old man to travel with him into a reawakening of long-buried evil. In the third story, a writer looks back on the trek he took with three friends on the brink of adolescence to find another boy's corpse. The trip becomes a character-rich rite of passage from youth to maturity.

These first three novellas have been made into well-received movies: "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" into Frank Darabont's 1994 The Shawshank Redemption, "Apt Pupil" into Bryan Singer's 1998 film Apt Pupil, and "The Body" into Rob Reiner's Stand by Me(1986).

The final novella, "Breathing Lessons," is a horror yarn told by a doctor, about a patient whose indomitable spirit keeps her baby alive under extraordinary circumstances. It's the tightest, most polished tale in the collection.--Fiona Webster

Автор: King Stephen
Серия:
 
Автор: McNab Andy
Серия: Nick Stone
 
Автор: McNab Andy
Серия: Nick Stone
 
Driven to Ink

The latest in the cleverly designed tattoo shop mystery series.

Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of Vegas's hottest tattoo shop, The Painted Lady. And in her spare time, she does some sleuthing. After discovering the corpse of a Dean Martin impersonator-sporting a spider web tattoo and a clip cord from a tattoo machine wrapped around his neck-Brett infiltrates That's Amore, a drive-through wedding chapel, as a bride-to-be looking for the mark of a murderer…

Автор: Olson Karen E
Серия:
 
Deja en paz al diablo

Nada es nunca lo que parece. Y menos si David Gurney está involucrado.

Han pasado seis meses. David Gurney apenas ha conseguido reincorporarse a una cierta normalidad después de haberse encontrado al borde de la muerte tras resolver el caso más peligroso al que se había enfrentado. Madeleine, su esposa, está preocupada: ha sido diagnosticado con síndrome de estrés postraumático; nada parece alegrarle.

Hasta que recibe una llamada. Connie Clark, la periodista que creó la leyenda de superpoli, lo puso en la portada de una revista y lo catapultó a la fama, quiere pedirle ayuda. Su hija Kim está realizando un documental sobre las familias de las víctimas de un asesino en serie al que nunca atraparon, el Buen Pastor, y Connie quiere que Gurney supervise sus investigaciones y la guíe. En parte por aburrimiento y en parte por hacerle un favor a Connie, Gurney acepta.

Sin embargo, esto no será más que el principio. Incapaz de ponerle coto a su curiosidad y a su necesidad de resolver cada una de las incógnitas que se le presentan, David Gurney se verá arrastrado a una investigación para descubrir la verdadera identidad del asesino. Un asesino que es tan imprevisible como peligroso.

Si en Sé lo que estás pensando te asombró y en No abras los ojos te aterró, con Deja en paz al diablo, John Verdon consigue lo inesperado: sorprender al lector a cada página hasta dejarlo sin aliento.

Автор: Verdon John
Серия:
 
Don't Know Jack

"Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character – I love her." Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

"Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world of high skullduggery." David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers

"Expertise shines on every page!" Margaret Maron, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Judge Deborah Knott Mysteries

Jack Reacher: Friend or Enemy?

Автор: Capri Diane
Серия:
 
Das Haus der verlorenen Herzen

In Sonne, Wind und Wellen will der deutsche Herzchirurg Dr. Heinz Volkmar einen erholsamen Urlaub am Mittelmeer verbringen. Doch alles kommt anders: Von Sardinien nach Sizilien entführt, muß der Arzt erkennen, daß er einem jener berüchtigten Mafia-Bosse in die Hände gefallen ist, die dort ihr geheimes Schreckensregiment ausüben.

Mit den raffiniertesten Mitteln wird Dr. Volkmar die Flucht unmöglich gemacht; er verliert seine Identität und gilt zu Hause in München als tot. Denn Dr. Eugenio Soriano, sein immer höflicher Entführer, braucht seine Dienste. Doch welcher Art die sind, begreift Dr. Volkmar erst ganz allmählich…

In einen goldenen Käfig eingesperrt, leidenschaftlich in Sorianos Tochter, die schöne Loretta, verliebt, wehrt sich Dr. Volkmar mit allen Kräften dagegen, an einem abscheulichen Verbrechen mitschuldig zu werden. Denn Soriano, der in Palermo als Menschenfreund gilt, benötigt die ärztliche Kunst seines Gefangenen, um sich und die >Ehrenwerte Gesellschaft auf grauenvolle Weise zu bereichern.

Автор: Konsalik Heinz G
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Die Morde des Herrn ABC

Aus dem Englischen

von Gertrud Müller


Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel

THE ABC MURDERS

© 1936 Agatha Christie Limited,

All rights reserved.

Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия:
 
Dead Even

Sara Tate, a Manhattan assistant DA is about to lose her job. But the case she nabs to secure her professional future is far more complicated – and deadly than it first appears. While forces within the DA’s office conspire against her, an outside threat looms larger: Win the case or her attorney husband, Jared, will die. Jared has his own motivations for winning. Strong-armed into defending the opposition, he learns that Sara will be killed should he lose the case. In court and at home, husband and wife go head to head while harboring the terrible secret of their motives. In a battle of roller coaster emotions and shocking betrayals, Jared and Sara must face the unthinkable truth: No matter who wins, one of them may die.

Автор: Meltzer Brad
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Dead In The Water

New York lawyer and private investigator Stone Barrington comes to the aid of a lovely woman accused of the murder of her missing, wealthy husband.

Автор: Woods Stuart
Серия:
 
Death Message

The first message sent to Tom Thorne's mobile phone was just a picture – the blurred image of a man's face, but Thorne had seen enough dead bodies in his time to know that the man was no longer alive. But who was he? Who sent the photograph? And why? While the technical experts attempt to trace the sender, Thorne searches the daily police bulletins for a reported death that matches the photograph. Then another picture arrives. Another dead man…It is the identities of the murdered men which give Thorne his first clue, a link to a dangerous killer he'd put away years before and who is still in prison. With a chilling talent for manipulation, this man has led another inmate to plot revenge on everyone he blames for his current incarceration, and for the murder of his family while he was inside. Newly released, this convict has no fear of the police, no feelings for those he is compelled to murder. Now Tom Thorne must face one of the toughest challenges of his career, knowing that there is no killer more dangerous than one who has nothing left to lose.

Автор: Billingham Mark
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Автор: Lawson Mike
Серия: Joe DeMarco
 
Автор: Swain James
Серия:
 
Diamond Solitaire

Following on from the book "The Last Detective", ex-CID and difficult-to-work-with Peter Diamond is sacked from his latest job as a security guard at Harrods. Doggedly he turns his sleuthing skills to unravelling the mystery of a little Japanese girl abandoned in London.

Автор: Lovesey Peter
Серия: , Peter Diamond
 
Diamond Solitaire

Following on from the book "The Last Detective", ex-CID and difficult-to-work-with Peter Diamond is sacked from his latest job as a security guard at Harrods. Doggedly he turns his sleuthing skills to unravelling the mystery of a little Japanese girl abandoned in London.

Автор: Lovesey Peter
Серия: , Peter Diamond
 
Автор: Lansdale Joe R
Серия: Collins and Pine
 
Dragonwell Dead

Although Theodosia Browning barely knows a Phalinopsis from a Bog Rose, she still enjoys Charleston's Spring Plantation Ramble, especially since she can promote her Indigo Tea Shop and her latest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea. But the party's over when Mark Congdon wins a bid for a rare orchid-and promptly dies. It looks like a simple heart attack, but Theo suspects that someone purposely turned his green thumb blue.

Автор: Childs Laura
Серия: A Tea Shop Mystery
 
Donde Mueren Las Olas

Ni tan siquiera el ensordecedor ruido de las hélices del helicóptero parece capaz de romper la pesada calma que se cierne sobre un tranquilo pueblo costero situado al sur de Inglaterra. Unos pocos curiosos, desde los acantilados o desde los escasos veleros fondeados en 1a bahía, aplauden lo que creen es el final feliz del rescate de una joven atrapada en una playa abrupta y de difícil acceso. En realidad, la mujer ha sido asesinada y, según todos los indicios, torturada y violada. Su desnudo cuerpo no arroja pista alguna sobre su identidad. El agente Nick Ingram, encargado de la investigación, recela enseguida de un joven actor que paseaba por el lugar de los hechos. El posterior descubrimiento de sus relaciones con la víctima, así como sus actividades en el campo de la pornografía para costearse su lujoso tren de vida, hará que todo le señale como el principal sospechoso.

Pero al mismo tiempo, en el puerto de un cercano pueblo, aparece una niña de tres años con aspecto de haber sido abandonada y con una preocupante actitud de desconfianza y ensimismamiento. La llegada del padre conducirá también hasta la mujer de la playa, que es, en realidad, la madre de la niña. A la policía tampoco le pasa por alto que la pequeña se siente aterrorizada cada vez que su padre se le acerca; un dato revelador que se suma a otras oscuras circunstancias, como el hecho de que el marido no posea una coartada sostenible. Será necesario algo más que arduas investigaciones para conseguir desvelar los aspectos más oscuros y secretos de las vidas de los allegados a la víctima y para localizar las claves que permitan desvelar la identidad del asesino.

Автор: Walters Minette
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Devil’s garden

From the critically acclaimed, award-nominated author comes a new noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history.

Critics called Ace Atkins's Wicked City 'gripping, superb' (Library Journal), 'stunning' (The Tampa Tribune), 'terrific' (Associated Press), 'riveting' (Kirkus Reviews), 'wicked good' (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and 'Atkins' best novel' (The Washington Post). But Devil's Garden is something else again.

San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch… and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her – crushing her under his weight – and brings him up on manslaughter charges. William Randolph Hearst's newspapers stir up the public and demand a guilty verdict. But what really happened? Why do so many people at the party seem to have stories that conflict? Why is the prosecution hiding witnesses? Why are there body parts missing from the autopsied corpse? Why is Hearst so determined to see Fatty Arbuckle convicted?

In desperation, Arbuckle's defense team hires a Pinkerton agent to do an investigation of his own and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent's name is Dashiell Hammett, and he's the book's narrator. What he discovers will change American legal history – and his own life – forever.

'The historical accuracy isn't what elevates Atkins' prose to greatness,' said The Tampa Tribune. 'It's his ability to let these characters breathe in a way that few authors could ever imagine. He doesn't so much write them as unleash them upon the page.' You will not soon forget the extraordinary characters and events in Devil's Garden.

Автор: Atkins Ace
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Dead Man's Ransom

The year is 1141 and civil war continues to rage. When the sheriff of Shropshire is taken prisoner, arrangements are made to exchange him for Elis, a young Welshman. But when the sheriff is brought to the abbey, he is murdered. Suspicion falls on Elis, who has fallen in love with the sheriff's daughter. With nothing but his Welsh honor to protect him, Elis appeals to Brother Cadfael for help. And Brother Cadfael gives it, not knowing that the truth will be a trial for his own soul.

Автор: Peters Ellis
Серия: Brother Cadfael
 
Die großen Vier

Für einen toten Meisterdetektiv Hercule Poirot lassen sogar Supergangster wie die »Großen Vier« etwas springen: Aus vollen, dankbaren Herzen spenden sie zu seiner Beerdigung einen schönen Kranz. Aber sie haben die Rechnung ohne die Leiche gemacht. Denn der Kampf gegen die »Großen Vier« geht weiter, nach einem genau vorausberechneten Plan voller Finten und Überraschungen, wie ihn nur ein Hercule Poirot ersinnen kann...


Titel des Originals:»The Big Four«

Übertragung aus dem Englischen von Hans Mehl

Автор: Christie Agatha
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Deuces Down

An anthology of stories

“Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers… Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end… I’m looking forward to the next episodes in this saga of mutant Americana.” – Locus

“Well written and suspenseful and a good read… The authors had a lot of fun rewriting recent American history.” – Aboriginal Science Fiction

“Commendable writing… a zany premise… narrated with rueful humor and intelligence.” – Publishers Weekly

***

The first fifteen volumes of the Wild Cards series concerned themselves primarily with aces (those given superhuman powers by the Wild Cards virus) and jokers (those whom the virus transformed into freaks and monsters). But in this all-new collection of Wild Cards stories, Deuces Down will focus on some characters less often in the spotlight: the deuces. In Wild Card slang, a deuce is an ace whose superpower is tiny, trivial, sometimes silly.

As with the other books in the series, Deuces Down is set in an alternate, shared-world universe. It's here that you'll find the never-before-told tales of the exciting 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers; the first moon landing, when the whole world wasn't watching; the Great New York City Blackout of 1977; and Grace Kelly's mysterious disappearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant's Woman.

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Death In Duplicate

DOUBLE THE LOVE, DOUBLE THE DEATH

Susan Henshaw and her husband, Jeb, are the proud grandparents of beautiful twins, and their daughter and son-in-law are temporarily moving into the Henshaws' Connecticut home with their tiny bundles of joy. Added to the mix are two giant bullmastiffs and a nanny. Though a bit overwhelmed, Susan and Jeb are delighted to be a part of the chaos.

But a neighbor, Nadine Baines, soon starts to rain on their parade. She recognizes the nanny as a suspect in several recent shady deaths at a nursing home. The day after this troubling revelation, Nadine is found in her kitchen with a knife protruding from her chest. Is the nanny the culprit? Are Susan's grandchildren at risk? With murder so close to home and another possibly following, Susan must investigate-and she uncovers a tangled conspiracy beyond her wildest imagination.

Автор: Wolzien Valerie
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Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия:
 
Demon Hunts

Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year mostly dead, and she's ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.

She's proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That's more than even she bargained for. What's worse, the brutal demon can only be tracked one way. If Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she'll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits.

Trouble is, Joanne's skills are no match for the dangers she's about to face—and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she's sworn to protect..

Автор: Murphy CE
Серия: The Walker Papers
 
Dark Assassin

A superintendent in the Thames River Police, William Monk is on a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge when he and his men notice a young couple standing at the railing, apparently engaged in an intense discussion. The woman places her hands on the man's shoulders. Is it a caress or a push? He grasps her. To save her or kill her? Seconds later, the pair plunges to death in the icy waters. Has Monk witnessed an accident, a suicide, or a murder? The ensuing investigation leads him toward a conspiracy that reverberates into the highest levels of Her Majesty's government.

Автор: Perry Anne
Серия:
 
Автор: Fusilli Jim
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Dirty Martini

The latest “entertaining,” “tangy,” and “hilarious” Jack Daniels mystery from Anthony, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award finalist J.A. Konrath.

In Whiskey Sour, Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels hunted down a killer dubbed “The Gingerbread Man.” In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment. In Rusty Nail, it was a serial killer with a doozy of a family tree. And now, in Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who’s poisoning the city’s food supply. Can she catch him – and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham’s surprise proposal – without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?

Автор: Konrath J A
Серия:
 
Автор: Christie Agatha
Серия:
 
Deadly Doubles

Nancy is abducted by terrorists when she poses as a government courier to deliver a document vital to top-secret negotiations with a country on the brink of revolution.

Автор: Keene Carolyn
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Defend and Betray

General Carlyon is killed in what first appears to be a freak accident. But the general's wife readily confesses that she did it. With the trial only days away the counsel for defence work feverishly to break down the wall of silence.

Автор: Perry Anne
Серия:
 
Dead Run

When her sister Rachel, a pastor in Key West, mysteriously vanishes, and two murders occur, Liz is forced to team up with former Miami cop Rick Wells to unearth the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly perfect community.

Автор: Spindler Erica
Серия:
 
Danse Macabre

The fourteenth book in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series: sharp, sassy, sexy and bloody good fun.

Серия: Anita Blake
 
Duplicate Death

A civilized game of Duplicate Bridge ends in a double murder in which both victims were strangled with picture wire. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? The odds of solving this crime are stacked up against Inspector Hemingway. Fortunately, the first-rate detective doesn’t miss a trick.

Серия: Inspector Hemingway
 
Detection Unlimited

Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his niece Mavis, who is just one of ten people in the village in the running for chief suspect, having cause to dislike Warrenby intensely. Only Chief Inspector Hemingway can uncover which of the ten has turned hatred into murder.

Серия: Inspector Hemingway
 
Dead End

Bestselling author Mariah Stewart proved she can knock 'em dead with the best when she delivered the resounding one-two-three punch of her suspense "thrillogy"-Dead Wrong, Dead Certain, and Dead Even. Now, in her anticipated hardcover debut, she's back to finish off this stunning series with her hottest shot yet. Two years ago, a major FBI undercover drug deal suddenly went south- and special agent Dylan Shields went down in a hail of bullets. When the dust cleared, his fellow agent (and fiancée) Anne Marie McCall was left alone with too many unanswered questions and nothing to do but hit the job as hard as she could to dull the pain. Only now is she beginning to ease up on her punishing routine as a Bureau profiler and starting to let some light in again. and. Detective Evan Crosby had a lot to do with drawing Annie back into life, and she's not about to let her chance at happiness with him slip away. But before she can embrace a bright new future, she must grapple with the dangerous past whose demons of doubt and suspicion won't let her sleep at night… and whose dead will never rest in peace until someone digs up the truth and deals out the payback. That means going places where no one- including the FBI-wants Annie to be and cutting through a minefield of smoke and mirrors, politics and intimidation, dirty tricks and deadly threats, in order to make a cold case hot enough to get the right people sweating. The harder Annie squeezes, the more blood, lies, and betrayal she wrings out… and the closer she comes to connecting a face to the trigger finger that blew away her dreams-and Dylan Shields. What she doesn't know is that the killer she's closing in on is looking for closure too. The kind that only Annie's death can bring.

Автор: Stewart Mariah
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Dear Miss Demeanor

At Farberville High, the curriculum includes reading, writing… and murder. Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy finds herself in the thick of it when she agrees to go undercover to investigate a possible case of embezzlement.

Автор: Hess Joan
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Du sirop pour les guêpes

Vacances peinardes sur la Côte…

Boîte de nuit dans la pinède…

Une frangine de vingt berges dans mes bras…

Et voila que ça démarre…

Un ancien pote à moi vient se faire rectifier à mon nez et à ma barbe…

Un Bérurier beurré qui se radine…

Un nouveau meurtre…

Finie ma belle tranquillité…

Décidément, j'attire l'embrouille comme le sirop attire les guêpes !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Du sirop pour les guêpes

Vacances peinardes sur la Côte…

Boîte de nuit dans la pinède…

Une frangine de vingt berges dans mes bras…

Et voila que ça démarre…

Un ancien pote à moi vient se faire rectifier à mon nez et à ma barbe…

Un Bérurier beurré qui se radine…

Un nouveau meurtre…

Finie ma belle tranquillité…

Décidément, j'attire l'embrouille comme le sirop attire les guêpes !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Автор: White Randy Wayne
Серия: Doc Ford
 
Автор: White Randy Wayne
Серия: Doc Ford
 
Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter
 
Deux fois n’est pas coutume

Stéphanie Plum est chasseuse de prime. Sa spécialité : ramener les libérés sous caution récalcitrants au tribunal. Un job sans grande surprise, sauf quand il s'agit de mettre la main sur Kenny Mancuso. Un vrai coriace trempé dans une affaire de trafic d'armes, qui passe son temps à découper des cadavres et à envoyer les morceaux à Stéphanie. Sans compter les quarante cercueils disparus d'une entreprise de pompes funèbres. Un vrai casse-tête. Évidemment, tout irait mieux si Morelli, flic et pot de colle, n'était pas toujours pendu à ses basques. Heureusement, Stéphanie à une grand-mère qui s'y connaît en flingues et en salons funéraires.

Автор: Evanovich Janet
Серия: Stéphanie Plum (fr)
 
Автор: Perry Thomas
Серия:
 
Drugi Wątek

Historia starych domostw, starej, wrednej ciotki i pięknego Kopciuszka. Oczywiście Kopciuszek spotyka pięknego księcia i staje się bogatą księżniczką, w czym niebagatelny udział mają minione pokolenia. " Zajrzałam za zamknięte drzwi, ponieważ znajdowały się najbliżej… sypialni chyba… telefonu nie zobaczyłam. Zajrzałam za następne, uchylone. O matko jedyna moja…! Jedne zwłoki, dostarczone mi z zaskoczenia, to było najzupełniej dosyć, drugie stanowiły przesadny nadmiar. Chryste Panie, na co ja się tu nadziałam…?!"

Автор: Chmielewska Joanna
Серия:
 
Dangerous Offspring

The third of the castle novels will take the reader ever deeper into a world of beauty and terror. A world led by an immortal emperor and the circle; his 50 immortal helpers. It is a world with an absentee god, a world that has been fighting a war against giant insects. A world like no other. There will be more insights into Jant, the emperors vain winged messenger, and the shift, the surreal other life Jant enters when he overdoses on his drug of choice and where he meets the dead in a land that defies logic. This is a fantasy series like no other – a literary fantasy with the verve and originality to stand alongside the best of Mervyn Peake, M. John Harrison and China Mieville.

Автор: Swainston Steph
Серия:
 
Der Tempelmord. Ein Kriminalroman aus der Zeit Kleopatras

Zwei mysteriöse Todesfälle erschüttern den Hof von Ptolemaios XII., der in Griechenland im Exil lebt, seit seine Tochter Berenike ihn vertrieben hat. Sein Leibdiener und eine seiner Geliebten werden grausam ermordet. Der Pharao fürchtet um sein Leben, und er beauftragt ausgerechnet die Priesterin Samu und den griechischen Arzt Philippos, die Morde aufzuklären. Beide sind sich im Grunde spinnefeind, aber sie haben nur zusammen eine Chance, den geheimnisvollen Giftmischer zu finden.


Die eigene Tochter Berenike hat den Pharao Ptolemaios XII. vom Thron vertrieben. Doch auch im fernen Ionien ist der Herrscher seines Lebens nicht sicher. Einer seiner Diener und seine Geliebte fallen einem Giftanschlag zum Opfer. Ptolemaios beauftragt die Isispriesterin Samu und den Arzt Philippos, die Morde aufzuklären. Beide geraten an Verschwörer, die nichts Geringeres vorhaben, als das ganze römische Imperium zu stürzen.


Bernhard Hennen, Jahrgang 1966, studierte Germanistik, Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Er lebt in Köln und arbeitet als freier Autor und Journalist, u.a. für Radiostationen.

Автор: Hennen Bernhard
Серия:
 
Day After Tomorrow

The time is the future. The government is a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy, mainly concerned with protecting the profits of large corporations. The Movement is a new and non-violent revolutionary group seeking to replace the political mess with a just and scientifically efficient socioeconomic system. The Movement was staffed by some of the world’s greatest intellectuals and scientists; unfortunately, they were amateurs in the business of revolution. The government could call on an army of ruthless professional agents--and they had no scruples about violence.

Автор: Reynolds Mack
Серия:
 
Автор: Teller Joseph
Серия: Jaywalker
 
Dark Summer

Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital at an island search and rescue site. When Jude Marrok arrives with his wounded black lab Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror, destruction, and unstoppable passion.

The last thing Devon needs is to be drawn into Marrok's high-stakes game. And while she feels increasingly drawn to him and his extraordinary dog, she doesn't trust him. Then the bullets start flying and she has nowhere else to run. The body counts gets higher while a mortal mystery swirls around a pack of gifted canines called the 'Dogs of Summer.'

Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he's protecting worth killing.or dying for? With lighting-fast pace, unforgettable characters, gut-wrenching action, and sizzling sensuality, Dark Summer is compelling new terrain for this master storyteller.

Автор: Johansen Iris
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Deadlock

Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side – until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. For two weeks they try to survive, until Emily is the unwitting instrument in Joel's demise.

John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else needed his services. Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: save Emily Hudson. But their may be more to this job than they let him know. And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true. Emily has vengeance on her mind. Will Garrett aid her in getting revenge? Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy? Or will they both die trying.

With lightning-fast pacing, plot twists and shocking betrayals, Iris Johansen is at the top of her game in this latest thriller.

Автор: Johansen Iris
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Автор: Douglas Ken
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Drawing Conclusions

When a young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead, she immediately alerts the police. Commissario Brunetti is called to the scene but, though there are signs of a struggle, it seems the woman has simply suffered a fatal heart attack. Vice-Questore Patta is eager to dismiss the case as a death from natural causes, but Brunetti believes there is more to it than that. His suspicions are further aroused when the medical examiner finds faint bruising around the victim’s neck and shoulders, indicating that someone might have grabbed and shaken her. Could this have caused her heart attack? Was someone threatening her?

Conversations with the woman’s son, her upstairs neighbour, and the nun in charge of the old-age home where she volunteered, do little to satisfy Brunetti’s nagging curiosity. With the help of Inspector Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra, Brunetti is determined to get to the truth and find some measure of justice.

Insightful and emotionally powerful, Drawing Conclusions reaffirms Donna Leon’s status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.

***

In the opening pages of a debut novel nearly two decades ago, a nasty conductor was poisoned during intermission at the famous La Fenice opera house in Venice. The Questura sent a man to investigate, and readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Since 1992's Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon's novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption. This internationally acclaimed, best-selling series is widely considered one of the best ever written. Atlantic Monthly Press is thrilled to be publishing Drawing Conclusions, the 20th installment, in Spring 2011.

Late one night, Brunetti is suffering through a dinner with Vice Questore Patta and his nasty Lieutenant Scarpa when his telefonino rings. A old woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Her neighbor discovered it when she went to pick up her mail, after having been away in Palermo. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman-the obvious wound on her head, what could be a bruise near her collarbone-but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing for Brunetti to investigate. But he can't shake the feeling that something may have created conditions that led to her heart attack, that perhaps the woman was threatened.

Brunetti meets with the woman's son, called into the city from the mainland to identify the body, her upstairs neighbor, and the nun in charge of the old age home where she volunteered. None of these quiet his suspicions. If anything, the son's distraught, perhaps cagey behavior, a scene witnessed by the neighbor, and the nun's reluctance to tell anything, as well as her comments about the deceased's "terrible honesty,' only heighten Brunetti's notion.

With the help of Inspector Lorenzo Vianello and the ever-resourceful Signorina Elettra Zorzi, perhaps Brunetti can get to the truth, and find some measure of justice.

Like the best of her beloved novels, Drawing Conclusions is insightful and emotionally powerful, and it reaffirms her status as one of the masters of literary crime fiction.

Автор: Leon Donna
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Doctored Evidence

Beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti once again finds himself pursuing a puzzling case his fellow policemen would rather leave closed. What appears to be a cut-and-dried murder case pinpoints an elderly lady's maid as her killer. However, Brunetti comes to a different conclusion and decides-unofficially-to take on the case himself.

Автор: Leon Donna
Серия:
 
Don't Look Back

Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But the sleepy village is like a pond through which not enough water runs – beneath the surface it is beginning to stagnate. When a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquility is disturbed forever. Enter Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth will lead him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies, in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar. Don't Look Back introduces the tough, ethical Inspector Sejer to British readers for the first time.

Автор: Fossum Karin
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Dark Angel

No one can hurt you like your own family.

A mother’s love should be the most natural and sustaining thing in the world. But when that love twists into obsession, and from obsession into control, the consequences can be devastating.

When glamorous party-planner Viktor Algard is found murdered at one of his own glitzy events, suspicion falls immediately on to a wife spurned. But if Inspector Anders Knutas has learnt anything from his years in the Gotland Police Force, it is that there is no such thing as an open-and-shut case. A second attack confirms that things are not as they first appeared.

Knutas’s investigation will take him into the dark and hidden corners of another family’s tragedy – but if he is to catch the killer, he is going to have to face some family secrets of his own.

Автор: Jungstedt Mari
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Digital Fortress

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage—not by guns or bombs—but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

Автор: Brown Dan
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Death In Oslo

To appreciate DEATH IN OSLO as an English-language reader, one must note that the book was first published (in Norwegian) in 2006, being written and set in the spring of 2005. Only now (December 2009) is it available in an English-language version. In those times, 9/11 was a much closer, and more raw, memory than it is now, and DEATH IN OSLO takes place in the context of international and personal relations that have not settled down to a new norm after that dreadful atrocity.

Helen Bentley has recently been elected as the first woman president of the United States, beating George W. Bush. Preoccupied with internal stability, Bentley has not made any state visits abroad since her inauguration until the opening of this novel. She’s decided to visit Norway, the safest country in the world from the point of view of its dearth of terrorist attacks and its internal stability. Mysteriously, Bentley travels very light, refusing to let her husband and teenage daughter accompany her, and allowing only the minimum in terms of her own security. Abruptly, she vanishes from her hotel room on the first night of her visit, during the preparations for Norway’s national midsummer day holiday celebrations.

The rest of the book deals with the aftermath of this shocking event. The author is mainly interested in looking at the United States in relation to the rest of the world, in particular the country’s response to the 9/11 atrocities in terms of its sudden legislation to remove many civil liberties as the authorities seek to track and monitor any possible attack from within. After Helen Bentley disappears, the Norwegian police and security services begin an immediate and exhaustive investigation, soon discovering witnesses who saw the president travelling in a car (oddly, in a very wide-ranging trip around the country) and pulling the perpetrators in for questioning. Although progress in this sense is very fast, these leads go nowhere and the authorities are left in total ignorance of the president’s whereabouts, as well as how and why she was kidnapped.

At the same time, the Americans themselves are piling into Norway, quickly brushing aside offers to share the investigation and setting up their own system from their embassy. Warren Scifford, who we know from previous novels by reputation as a senior “spook” of some kind in the USA, is called in as he’s become the president’s special adviser and is also her friend – one of the small circle who helped her to get elected. As soon as he arrives, Warren asks for Johanne Vik, his ex-student, to be his liaison between the US and Norwegian investigations. Not only does Johanne refuse this request because of their past history, but when Warren instead asks Adam Stubo, Johanne’s husband and a senior policeman, to take the role (no doubt hoping Adam will discuss the case with Johanne and pass on her insights), Johanne tells Adam she and their baby daughter will leave him if he accepts. Adam has no choice but to accept his boss's instruction to accompany Warren. As soon as he does, Johanne takes her baby and goes to the only person she knows will take her in and not ask questions. Her decision brings her right into the centre of events in the most incredible (unlikely) sense, and her skill as a profiler becomes crucial in the hunt for the missing woman.

DEATH IN OSLO is a book that I find hard to assess. On the one hand it is extremely good and had me reading keenly to the end. It is very strong on its analysis of the international political scene and of the motives and modus operandi of the perpetrators. I don’t usually like these “who kidnapped the president?” thrillers but this one is certainly superior, partly because of the author’s confidence in constructing the scenario in all its disparate scenes that slowly come together, and partly because of the attractive character of Helen Bentley and the flashbacks to her campaign and political manoeuvrings. In other ways, however, the plot is unbelievably weak. Without giving away spoilers, the whole book depends on two massive coincidences- where the president goes after her disappearance; and Adam’s closeness to the investigation. As well as this, too many puzzles that the author creates are simply left, not even unanswered, but just ignored. The character of Warren is an enigma – we know he has done something unspeakable to Johanne in the past, but not what. Now he is apparently a close friend of the president – is he in fact a double agent? Is he operating with or against the FBI? Why does he want to work with Adam and then ignore him, regularly disappearing? And, more generally, why is the apparently very persuasive briefing document about the most likely source of threats to the president ignored by the authorities, even though it is on file? And why is the person behind the killing, who obsessively plans for many years and has endless failsafes in place for various aspects of the plans, so casual about how the crucial final piece of information is to be disseminated? (Though this part of the plot does include a lovely character sketch of a widower and his daughters.) And why did the president travel with minimum security against advice?

These and many other issues are left hanging – in addition, the spectre of Wenke Benke (see THE FINAL MURDER) hovers over the novel – yet is not developed. The actions of the president are very hard (impossible, in my case) to comprehend, both before and after her disappearance – too much is simply left unexplained. And although we receive a throwaway piece of vital information about why Johanne hates Warren so much, most of the details are not shared with the readers.

In many respects, DEATH IN OSLO is an tight, convincing and readable thriller with good characterisations (particularly Adam and Johanne), yet in others, it seems incredibly careless – which is incomprehensible to me as I (not the most imaginative of people) can think of several ways in which some of the more implausible elements of the plot could have been made more authentic, and in particular, it isn’t hard to think of how the last part of the puzzle could be made more robust on the part of the bad guys given all their previous careful planning. All in all, I’m left confused as to why some parts of this well-translated book are so good, whereas others have a casually unfinished air to them, leaving the reader feeling a bit cheated, even though the read itself is so exciting.

Death in Oslo has just been reviewed by Karen Meek at Euro Crime.

Автор: Holt Anne
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Dinamita

En las bulliciosas y estresantes oficinas editoriales del periódico Kvällspressen la periodista Annika Bengtzon intenta conseguir el artículo entre los artículos. Para ello se debate en una constante lucha interior entre las exigencias que le suponen su vida familiar y su ambición profesional. Valiente, compasiva, inteligente, con un lado oscuro y autodestructivo, se obstina por informar sobre la verdad, sin importarle cómo conseguirla.

Durante los meses pre-Olímpicos una bomba estalla en uno de los estadios de la ciudad. Christina Furhage, una de las mujeres más importantes del país, vuela en pedazos. Ésta es la oportunidad de Annika para catapultarse a la fama y el reconocimiento de sus compañeros. Tendrá que averiguar quién intenta sabotear los Juegos y por qué. Tiene una pista como punto de partida: en la explosión se utilizó dinamita de la empleada en la construcción.

Автор: Marklund Liza
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Das Kloster der toten Seelen

Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen des großen internationalen Erfolgs seiner Serie um Schwester Fidelma wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.

Aus einer kleinen religiösen Gemeinschaft sind sämtliche Mönche verschwunden, im Refektorium steht noch ihr beinahe unberührtes Mahl. Es ist, als hätte sich die Erde geöffnet und die Klosterbrüder verschlungen. Da entdeckt man sieben der Mönche ermordet auf den Klippen am Meer und unweit davon ein angelsächsisches Schiff. Trotzdem liegen die Dinge weniger klar, als sie scheinen. Und es wird entschieden gefährlich für Schwester Fidelma und Bruder Eadulf, ehe sie wissen, welche handfesten irdischen Absichten und Interessen hinter dem mystisch anmutenden Vorfall und einigen weiteren Morden in der Gegend stecken.


Aus dem Englischen von Susanne Olivia Zylla


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel »Smoke in the Wind« erschien 2001 bei Headline Book Publishing, London.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
Diamond Dust

"A consummate storyteller." – Colin Dexter

With another court case over and a local villain banged up for a few years, Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into another case. So when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks he gets himself to the scene in record time, where he is able to identify the victim as his wife and to establish the fact she's been shot. Mad with grief, Diamond eventually concedes he cannot be an unbiased member of the investigation. Keeping himself away from the team becomes all the harder when he suddenly finds himself under suspicion, and when his colleagues find no case against him but appear unwilling to follow up any of his suggestions – did Steph's previous husband have an alibi – Diamond decides that a little independent action is called for. As well as following his theory that a family of local thugs killed Steph to get at him, he is also intrigued by the fact that the wife of another policeman has gone missing. He'd served with the husband in the Met and they revisit the cases they'd worked on together. Between them they unearth many startling possibilities and some unexpected facts, but it is Diamond who ultimately avenges his beloved wife.

Автор: Lovesey Peter
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Darkness My Old Friend

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice.

After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He's in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.

Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce. Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away – a predilection that might lead her to dark places.

Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is the riveting story of lives set on a collision course with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger's most compelling fiction to date.

Автор: Unger Lisa
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Die For You

Isabel and Marcus Raines are the perfect couple. She is a well known novelist; he is a brilliant inventor of high-tech games. They've been married for five years and still enjoy a loving romance.

But one morning, Marcus says he loves her, leaves for work, and disappears into thin air.

Isabel relentlessly tried to reach him when he doesn't return home. But when his call finally comes, she hears only aman's terrified scream. The police are of no use. The screams she heardmay be a television show, a prank, they tell her.Men leave. They leave all the time.

Isabel races to Marcus's office, trying to find some answers. Instead she finds herself in the middle of an FBI raid, and she is knocked unconscious.When she awakes in a hospital, she learns that everyone Marcus worked with is dead.

She returns home to find their apartment ransacked, and the police are there. They urge her to check her bank accounts. Her money – their money – is gone.

Then the police discover that Marcus Raines is a dead man. Long dead. Years dead. Isabel has been married to a stranger.

And now the chase is on, because Isabel will not rest until she finds the truth about theman she loved, who he was, where he's gone, and how he was able to deceive her so completely.

Автор: Unger Lisa
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Deal Breaker

Sports agent and sometime investigator Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business – where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

Автор: Coben Harlan
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Dead Zero

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter returns with his popular hero Bob Lee Swagger and kicks it up another notch when Swagger has to track down an AWOL Marine sniper who resurfaces to complete his last mission. Ray Cruz – called the Cruise Missile by the grunts because he never missed a shot – is still hunting a warlord who has since become America's proudest ally in the Afghan war and may be political savior all have been waiting for. Has Ray gone rogue, or insane, or has he turned? Or is someone imitating Ray while playing a deeper game with a more terrifying objective. Swagger, on the task force meant to catch Ray Cruz before he takes out his prey, has to find out, even if in some deep place, his heart in with the sniper. In a starred review of Hunter's previous bestseller, I, Sniper, Publisher's Weekly declared that 'Hunter is back at the top of his game.'

Автор: Hunter Stephen
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Автор: Woods Stuart
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Автор: Cook Robin
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Автор: McMahon Neil
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Deceit

It looks like just another car crash: a head-on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. But Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. And for Valle, once a star reporter at America's most prestigious daily, this so-called accident may be just the ticket he needs to resurrect his career and get him out of the aptly named town of Littleton, California, for good. Yet as Valle eagerly starts investigating, he finds himself the only one who cares about getting the story right. As he starts checking facts, and unveiling lie after lie, he finds himself completely alone — and negotiating a dark trail of corruption, cover-ups, fraud, and murder that stretches back for decades. The more he discovers, the closer he gets to the heart of a conspiracy that threatens to destroy him. From a seedy after-hours bar in L.A. to a remote cabin in the woods to the dark corridors of a psychiatric ward, Valle is desperately seeking redemption in the truth. But, as the boy who cried wolf so many times before, will anyone believe him?

Автор: Siegel James
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Deeper Water

The Tides of Truth novels follow one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth in matters of life and the law.

In the murky waters of Savannah's shoreline, a young law student is under fire as she tries her first case at a prominent and established law firm. A complex mix of betrayal and deception quickly weaves its way through the case and her life, as she uncovers dark and confusing secrets about the man she's defending-and the senior partners of the firm.

How deep will the conspiracy run? Will she have to abandon her true self to fulfill a higher calling? And how far will she have to go to discover the truth behind a tragic cold case?

Автор: Whitlow Robert
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Dobry powód, by zabijać

Baza wojskowa sił pokojowych w Turkmenii. Wojna ledwie się tli, ale pociąga za sobą kolejne ofiary. Morale żołnierzy upada, na porządku dziennym są pijaństwo i narkotyki. Tymczasem rząd RP wycofuje się z obiecanych podwyżek pensji dla wojska, a do bazy zgłaszają się kupcy, którzy oferują milion dolarów za ciężarówkę amunicji. Plutonowy Adam Kulanowicz decyduje się na transakcję. Sytuacja jednak się komplikuje – w bazie pojawia się dziennikarka, koleżanka szkolna Adama, a łatwy z pozoru zarobek okazuje się śmiertelną pułapką…

Автор: Baniewicz Artur
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Автор: Chadbourn Mark
Серия: Age of Misrule
 
Death of a Cozy Writer

"The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph.” – Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of Her Royal Spyness

“Death of a Cozy Writer, G. M. Malliet’s hilarious first mystery, is a must-read for fans of Robert Barnard and P. G. Wodehouse. I'm looking forward eagerly to Inspector St. Just’s next case!” – Donna Andrews, award-winning author of The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

“A house party in a Cambridgeshire mansion with the usual suspects, er, guests-a sly patriarch, grasping relatives, a butler, and a victim named Ruthven (what else?)-I haven’t had so much fun since Anderson’s ‘Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy.’ Pass the tea and scones, break out the sherry, settle down in the library by the fire and enjoy Malliet’s delightful tribute to the time-honored tradition of the English country house mystery.” – Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Dead Man Dancing and six previous mysteries

“Death of a Cozy Writer is a romp, a classic tale of family dysfunction in a moody and often humourous English country house setting. A worthy addition to the classic mystery tradition and the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a roaring fire, or a sunny deck chair. Relax and let G. M. Malliet introduce you to the redoubtable Detective Chief Inspector St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more from him!” – Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries

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From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet… who was once suspected of murdering her husband.

Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and concrete walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead?

Автор: Malliet G M
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Der Codex

Ähnlich wie Child, fliegt Preston hoch und schnell, das Werk verwandelt sich in einen höchst spannenden wissenschaftlichen Thriller.

Das Buch aus dem Titel ist ein Maya Artefakt das das gesamte Wissen der alten Kulturen über Medizin und Pflanzenkunde enthält.

Die darin enthaltenen Informationen wären jedem Pharmaunternehmen Milliarden wert, allerdings hat die Sache einen Haken. Das Buch wurde, zusammen mit einigen anderen unbezahlbaren Kunstschätzen tief im Dschungel Honduras von dem legendären Grabräuber Maxwell Broadbent mit ins sein eigenes Grab genommen. Er hat seinen drei Söhnen Informationen hinterlassen die zu dieser Stelle führen sollen. Da er ihnen nichts zutraut soll sie diese Suche zu „Männern“ machen.

Was nun folgt, ist ein atemberaubender Dschungelkampf der drei die jeder für sich einen besonderen Partner mitführen. Preston entführt den Leser in einen atemberaubenden Thriller aus Indianern, schiesswütigen Soldaten und irren Schatzsuchern.


Aus dem Amerikanischen von Ronald M. Hahn.

Die Originalausgabe erschien 2004 unter dem Titel »The Codex« bei Splendide Mendax, Inc., New York.

Автор: Preston Douglas
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Detektyw Diamond I Śmierć W Jeziorze

Peter Diamond to ostatni prawdziwy detektyw. Gliniarz z niezłomnymi zasadami. Kieruje się sztuką dedukcji, nie ufa technice i komputerom. Nie wierzy w skuteczność metod nowoczesnych laboratoriów. Śledztwo prowadzi zawsze po swojemu.

Jego metody zostają wystawione na próbę, kiedy w jeziorze policja znajduje nagie ciało kobiety. Patolodzy i genetycy uznają wkrótce, że mają dość dowodów, by wskazać podejrzanego. Ale Diamond nie przerywa śledztwa…

Автор: Lovesey Peter
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Diosa Por Elección

Por fin, Shannon Parker se había reconciliado con la vida en el mundo mítico de Partholon. Amaba a su marido centauro y se había acostumbrado a su conexión con la diosa Epona y los beneficios que conllevaban ambas cosas. Casi había olvidado su antigua vida en la Tierra… sobre todo, cuando descubrió que estaba embarazada…

Pero entonces una súbita explosión de poder la envió de vuelta a Oklahoma. Sin la magia, Shannon no podía regresar a Partholon, así que tendría que buscar ayuda. El problema era que esa ayuda tomó la forma de un hombre tan tentador como su marido. Y, durante el camino, Shannon descubriría que ser una diosa por error era mucho más fácil que ser una diosa por elección…

Автор: Cast P C
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Diosa Por Derecho

Aunque Morrigan fue concebida en medio de una mentira, y estuvo atrapada en un árbol durante toda su gestación, su nacimiento fue verdaderamente mágico. Después de aquel comienzo, pasó

los siguientes dieciocho años de su vida como cualquier chica normal de Oklahoma. Cuando descubrió la verdad de su origen, la rabia y la pena se apoderaron de ella y la llevaron de vuelta al mundo de Partholon. Pero allí, en vez de ser respetada como hija de la encarnación de una diosa, Morrigan se sintió como una intrusa rechazada. En su desesperación por formar parte de Partholon, se enfrentará a fuerzas que no podía comprender ni controlar por entero. Y pronto empezaría a sufrir el acecho de una extraña oscuridad…

Автор: Cast P C
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Días de amor y engaños

Una historia magistral sobre las parejas, el amor y el engaño La convivencia en una pequeña comunidad de ingenieros españoles en el extranjero se desmorona tras desvelarse la relación que ha mantenido uno de ellos con la esposa de otro. En unos pocos días, todo el frágil entramado de complicidades, de pequeñas hipocresías y de deseos contenidos de los miembros de la colonia se vendrá abajo, y saldrá así a la superficie un mundo de sexo, engaños y sueños largamente incumplidos. Una historia magistralmente narrada que trata un tema de eterna actualidad: la de las relaciones de pareja y cómo evolucionan, se transfiguran y mueren… o dan lugar a otras.

Автор: Bartlett Alicia énez
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Donde Nadie Te Encuentre

Un psiquiatra de La Sorbona especializado en mentes criminales viaja a la Barcelona de 1956. Quiere realizar un estudio sobre el caso de Teresa Pla Meseguer, llamada La Pastora, una mujer acusada de veintinueve muertes. Se trata del maquis más buscado por la Guardia Civil, y se ha convertido en una leyenda popular porque sigue libre. Sólo un periodista barcelonés parece tener claves importantes en torno al personaje, pero lo que el viajero francés le propone es algo fuera de lo normal: no desea datos sobre Teresa, sino un encuentro cara a cara.

El idealista Lucien Nourissier y el cínico Carlos Infante emprenderán ese viaje a las tierras del Maestrazgo, donde se esconde su casi imposible objetivo. A lo largo de su investigación deberán sortear la vigilancia de los guardias, distinguir las pistas verdaderas de las falsas y esquivar los mil obstáculos que les salen al paso. La novela se convierte entonces en una búsqueda, en una huida, en una aventura que nos descubre las miserias y la humanidad de una España terrible.

Y en el centro de este relato crudo y fascinante que se lee sin tregua, más allá del mito del guerrillero, emerge el personaje insospechado de la Pastora, histórico y real, que fue tanto mujer como hombre, y siempre estuvo en fuga del mundo y de sí mismo. Donde nadie te encuentre es una novela sobre el redescubrimiento de nuestro pasado y la infinita soledad del ser humano.

Автор: Bartlett Alicia énez
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Dead of Winter

Detective Mac Taylor is a dedicated and driven crime-scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and everyone has a story. He and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera, lead a team of experts through the gritty and kinetic world of New York City. These skilled investigators, who see New York in a unique light, follow the evidence as they piece together clues and eliminate doubt to ultimately crack their cases.

The body of a middle-aged man is found in the elevator of a ritzy doorman building on the Upper East Side. Mac Taylor and Aiden Burn's initial investigation yields no bullets, no DNA evidence, and no motive. Could this be the perfect crime? Meanwhile, only a few blocks away, Stella Bonasera and Danny Messer investigate the murder of a witness being held in protective custody. The law enforcement officers on duty swear that the victim spent the night in a locked hotel room – only to be found dead in the morning. From the heart of midtown to the outer boroughs, the New York CSI team must piece together the evidence and solve two puzzling crimes in the city that never sleeps

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Deluge

Days and nights of heavy spring rain threaten to cripple New York City. Neighborhoods are experiencing periodic blackouts. People have been reported electrocuted by fallen power lines. Flooding of some subway lines has stopped trains in their tracks. And in the midst of the deluge, the CSI team has three cases to solve.

Mac Taylor and Don Flack are on the trail of the perpetrator of a string of grisly murders with one thing in common: initials carved into the victims' bodies. When an unusual connection is found between the victims' lives, Mac realizes the killer isn't finished – not by a long shot.

Lindsay Monroe and Danny Messer investigate the death of a teacher at an exclusive Manhattan private school. The victim seems like everyone's favorite teacher on the surface – but they soon uncover a darker secret lurking beneath.

Stella Bonasera and Sheldon Hawkes are on-site at a suspicious building collapse when shifting rubble traps Hawkes in a deep pit with a mysterious stranger. Tensions rise as their oxygen starts to run out…

The intrepid members of New York's crack forensic team must race against time and the elements to bring three very different criminals to justice.

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Автор: Sandford John
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Divine Misfortune

Like many people in this world, Phil and Terry are just looking for their personal slice of divine assistance. It's not their fault that they decide to settle on Lucky, a raccoon god of good fortune. At first, everything seems to be working fine. But they will soon learn that the world of divine powers is not to be entered into casually. Lucky, it seems, had a falling out with another ancient god long ago. And while Lucky has moved on with his life, the ancient twisted deity is still nursing a grudge. Add to this a scorned goddess looking for revenge and it starts to become clear that Phil and Terry may have taken on more than they ever bargained for.

Автор: Martinez A Lee
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Devices & Desires

Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline.

Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in the passions and dangerous secrets of the headland community and in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career.

Автор: James P D
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Dexter dans de beaux draps

Il ne fait pas bon être un touriste à Miami. Un tueur particulièrement inspiré s’est mis en tête de transformer les saisonniers en paniers garnis, prenant bien soin de mettre les tripes de côté. Excellente remise en jambe pour Dexter. Les choses se corsent lorsque Deborah apprend le péché mignon de son frère avant d’être poignardée et qu’une vidéo sur You Tube menace de révéler la véritable nature de Dexter…

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter (fr)
 
Demony dobrego Dextera

Dexter Morgan to za dnia wzorowy pracownik policyjnego laboratorium, a nocami kat, który wymierza swoją sprawiedliwość. Dwoistość jego natury jest tak zaskakująca, że nie jesteśmy już pewni, czy ten przykładny obywatel i wyrafinowany morderca to jedna osoba…

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter (pl)
 
Die Mühlen Gottes

Kurzbeschreibung

Spanien 1976. Franco ist tot, doch der Kampf der Basken um ihre Autonomie geht weiter. Im Auftrag von Regierung und Geheimorganisationen verfolgt Colonel Acoca brutal die Anführer der ETA, allen voran den furchtlosen Jaime Miro. Bei seiner erbitterten Jagd ist Acoca, dem Mann mit dem Killerinstinkt, jedes Mittel recht, sogar ein bestialischer Überfall auf das Zister-zienserinnenkloster in Avila...

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Sidney Sheldon ist ein absolutes Phänomen in der internationalen Buchwelt. Erst mit fünfzig schrieb er seinen ersten Roman „Das nackte Gesicht“. Seither sind von ihm sechzehn Bücher erschienen, jedes ein Weltbestseller, jedes in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und alle verfilmt. Sheldon, der 1997 seinen 80. Geburtstag feierte, lebt mit seiner Frau abwechselnd in Los Angeles, Palm Springs und London.


Aus dem Amerikanischen Von Wulf Berger.

Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel »The Sands of Time« bei William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York

Автор: Sheldon Sidney
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Dexter en la oscuridad

Dexter Morgan no soporta la sangre. Curiosa mania para un forense del Departamento de Policia de Miami. Mas teniendo en cuenta que Dexter aprovecha las noches de luna llena para cortar en pedacitos a otros como el, asesinos en serie que han escapado a la accion de la justicia. Pero es posible que a partir de ahora su vida de un giro decisivo. Es que Dexter le ha dado el si a Rita y esta a punto de convertirse en un marido respetable, la figura paterna a la que imitaran Ashtor y Cody, los hijos de su pareja. Y, en caso de que la vida matrimonial no resultara amenaza suficiente para sus correrias nocturnas, una sucesion de asesinatos rituales podria llevarlo a reconsiderar su propia adiccion al homicidio.

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter (es)
 
Debt of Honor

Clancy's hero Jack Ryan fights to defend the USA against economic sabotage from the East. Called out of retirement to serve as the new National Security Advisor, Ryan soon realizes that the problems of peace are as complex as those of war.

Автор: Clancy Tom
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Автор: Miller Walter Michael
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Автор: Zackel Frederick
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Автор: Zackel Frederick
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Dwie Głowy I Jedna Noga

Na myśl, że jadę na spotkanie z mężczyzną życia z ludzka głową w bagażniku, cos mi się zrobiło. Dostałam histerycznego ataku śmiechu. Przechyliłam się, wepchnęłam twarz w fotel pasażera, wyłam, piałam, płakałam i nie mogłam się uspokoić. Podkręciłam szybę, żeby mnie nie było słychać, ale i tak jakiś człowiek przyglądał mi się z zainteresowaniem z odległości kilkunastu metrów. Nie mógł chyba odgadnąć, że tak reaguję na kawałek trupa…? Przeszło mi wreszcie, usiadłam normalnie. Zdołałam się skupić. Rozwiązanie najprostsze: wyjąć torbę i wrzucić do kosza na śmieci. Nie tu, tu zostałam zauważona. W następnej stacji, na następnym parkingu, gdzie spróbuję się niczym nie wyróżnić. Znajdą tą głowę i co będzie dalej?

Автор: Chmielewska Joanna
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Deep Storm

‘Deep Storm' is the most spectacular science research facility ever constructed. Lying deep beneath the Atlantic on the ocean floor, the heavily guarded structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently-discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation.

Peter Crane, a former naval doctor, is summoned to a remote oil platform on the Atlantic to help diagnose a medical condition spreading through the rig workers. When he arrives, however, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below the rig. Sworn to secrecy, he descends to the ocean floor and the science station Deep Storm, where a top-secret team is investigating a remarkable discovery. A year earlier, he is told, routine drilling uncovered the remains of mankind's most sophisticated ancient civilization: the legendary Atlantis. But now that the site is being excavated, a series of bizarre illnesses has erupted among the workers. As he tries to discover the cause, Crane realizes that the covert operation conceals something far more complicated than a medical mystery – and that ‘Atlantis' might, in fact, be something far more sinister and deadly.

Like Child's spectacular bestsellers coauthored with Douglas Preston (Dance of Death, Relic), DEEP STORM melds scientific detail and gripping adventure in a stunningly imagined, chillingly real journey into unknown territory.

Автор: Child Lincoln
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Dead Ringer

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes her strongest book ever, featuring many of the much loved characters from the wise-cracking all-women Philadelphia law firm of Rosato and Associates. Ace lawyer Bennie Rosato is duelling evil in the form of her own twin sister, exconvict Alice Connolly, who has returned to Philadelphia to exact her revenge and ruin Bennie. At the same time. Bennie's law firm is in trouble, so she takes on a potentially lucrative class action suit to save the day. Meanwhile, her colleague Mary DiNunzio persists in bringing in a case that will just provide more headaches – and laughs – than dollars. But then a mysterious stranger appears just in time to help Bennie in the fight of her life – a fight that turns out to be for her life.

Автор: Scottoline Lisa
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Devil's corner

When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time – and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.

Vicki's suspicions take her to Devil's Corner, a city neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin – thick with broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought.

When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street – and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.

Автор: Scottoline Lisa
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Deadly Descisions

From Publishers Weekly

Critics (and publicists) often compare Reichs to Patricia Cornwell, as both are women who write bestselling thrillers featuring a female forensic expert. There's a significant difference between them, though. Reichs brings to her grisly novels a scientific detail and authenticity that Cornwell rarely matchesAa virtue arising from Reich's background as a top forensic anthropologist for the governments of North Carolina and Quebec, a background mirrored by that of her heroine, Tempe Brennan. But CornwellAa journalist before she turned novelistAis a more accomplished writer than Reichs, and her more fluid prose and plotting support a heroine who exudes a vitality that Brennan doesn't. Reichs's strengths and weaknesses are apparent in this third novel (after Death du Jour) featuring narrator Brennan, which finds the crime fighter tangling with outlaw motorcycle gangs in Montreal. The novel opens as Brennan, "sorting badly mangled tissue" in an autopsy room, is interrupted by the arrival of another body: that of a girl, nine, caught by a bullet that one gang, the Heathens, had intended for a rival Viper. The mangled tissue belongs to two Heathens who'd been en route to bomb the Vipers' headquarters: war is raging among bikers in Montreal, and Brennan is soon caught in the battles, not least because her visiting nephew, Kit, is enamored with bikersAincluding some involved in the war. The narrative carries Brennan to assorted bikers' hangouts, and to much forensic digging, all of which Reichs handles with an admirable intensity and veracity. Still, the novel has a stiff, storyboarded feel, with a subplot involving Brennan's cop loverAhas he turned gang member?Aparticularly intrusive. The pacing is lopsided, laborious in front and action-stuffed at the back, and the narrative spreads its message about the malfeasance of outlaw bikers with a heavy hand. Overall, the novel works, but the gears show one time too many. Agent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at the Writer's Shop. Major ad/promo; 6-city author tour.

Автор: REICHS KATHY
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Danza de sombras

Jordan Buchanan está encantada de que su hermano Dylan y su mejor amiga Kate MacKenna se casen. Durante la boda, un excéntrico profesor de historia medieval advierte que entre los clanes de la pareja existe una enemistad que se remonta a una antigua disputa que se originó en Escocia, cuando los Buchanan robaron un codiciado tesoro de los MacKenna…

Un maleante poderoso y amenazador, un hombre que esconde un secreto y una inesperada historia de amor son los fascinantes elementos con los que Julie Garwood crea esta novela de suspense romántico. Una obra que encantará a las fans de la serie Buchanan y que, como se puede leer de forma independiente, le hará ganar aún más seguidoras.

Автор: Garwood Julie
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Daddy's Girl

Natalie Greco loves being a law professor, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class and secretly feels like Faculty Comic Relief. She loves her family, too, but as a bookworm, doesn't quite fit into the cult of Greco football, headed by her father, the team captain. The one person she feels most connected to is her colleague, Angus Holt, a guy with a brilliant mind, a great sense of humor, a gorgeous facade, and a penchant for helping those less fortunate. When he talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, her comfortably imperfect world turns upside down.A violent prison riot breaks out during the class, and in the chaos, Nat rushes to help a grievously injured prison guard. Before he dies, he asks her to deliver a cryptic message with his last words: "Tell my wife it's under the floor."The dying declaration plunges Nat into a nightmare. Suddenly, the girl who has always followed the letter of the law finds herself suspected of a brutal murder and encounters threats to her life around every curve. Now not only are the cops after her, but ruthless killers are desperate to keep her from exposing their secret. In the meantime, she gets dangerously close to Angus, whose warmth, strength, and ponytail shake her dedication to her safe boyfriend.With her love life in jeopardy, her career in the balance, and her life on the line, Nat must rely on her resources, her intelligence, and her courage. Forced into hiding to stay alive, she sets out to save herself by deciphering the puzzle behind the dead guard's last words… and learns the secret to the greatest puzzle of all-herself.Filled with the ingenious twists, pulse-pounding narrative drive, and dynamic, flesh-and-blood characters that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers, Daddy's Girl is another wild, entertaining ride about love, family, and justice from the addictively readable Lisa Scottoline.

Автор: Scottoline Lisa
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Death Dance

From Publishers Weekly

Reunited with fellow Manhattan crime scene investigators Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, brazen, outspoken Alexandra Cooper, assistant DA for the sex crimes prosecution unit, tackles the case of a murdered dancer with the Royal Ballet. While it was no secret that "world-renowned" Russian ballerina Natalya Galinova had a bad attitude and a cuckolded husband, that she was tossed, undetected, into the cooling unit at the Metropolitan Opera House still comes as a shock, even to a whole slew of suspects, among them her agent, Rinaldo; Broadway kingpin and voyeur Joe Berk; Berk's shady niece Mona; and the Met's slippery artistic director, Chet Dobbis. Varied clues paired with the fascinating theatrical spadework involved in the opera business lead to a sidewalk electrocution and several sabotaged stage sets. As additional suspects are tacked on, concurrent evidence and motives surface and the stage becomes increasingly deadly for everyone involved, especially Alex. Running alongside is a rape subplot involving an elusive Turkish doctor, and an unsolved urban assault case. Despite the overcrowded plot, this whodunit manages to pirouette to a satisfying climax just as the curtain drops. Fairstein (Entombed) fans will undoubtedly demand an encore.

Автор: Fairstein Linda
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Dead Beat

Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective who does for Manchester what V.I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing songwriter, Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realize that finding Moira is a prelude to murder…

Автор: McDermid Val
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Dzień zapłaty

Małżeńskie szczęścia Duncana i Megan Richardsów pryska, gdy ich syn, upośledzony umysłowo Tom, zostaje uprowadzony. Porywaczką okazuje się Olivia Barrow, dawna członkini rewolucyjnego, hippisowskiego oddziału, do którego w latach sześćdziesiątych należeli także Richardsowie. Teraz przyjdzie im drogo zapłacić za błędy młodości…

Автор: Katzenbach John
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Dial Me for Murder

Crime reporter and mystery novelist Paige Turner is looking into the murder of a young secretary whose naked body was found in Central Park -with the understanding between herself and the police that Paige keeps her exclusive investigation off the record and out of the pages of Daring Detective.

Автор: Matetsky Amanda
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Death Mask

Death Mask by prolific horror novelist Graham Masterton is a blood-bath thriller about an ugly, evil killer who appears out of thin air to bludgeon people, usually in elevators of all places. What makes the killer uncharacteristically scary is that he's untraceable and non-existent when the police are looking for him. He's nearly a ghost.


Meanwhile at her home, a young artist named Molly discovers she can paint pictures that come to life. Relying on help from her tarot-card reading mother-in-law Sissy, her husband Trevor, and a couple of fearless detectives, everyone puts their heads together to stop the crazy madman from striking over and over again.  

Автор: Masterton Graham
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Descendant

A supernatural thriller from the master of suspense.

Californian James Falcon's compelling Romanian mother told him so many folk stories that by the time he reaches college in 1943, he is something of an expert on the strigoi, the legendary, undying vampires who infested the most isolated forests of Wallachia. Mostly as a joke, he writes a term paper on the strigoi. But the joke turns serious when US counterintelligence approach him to recruit his expertise. James hunts down strigoi murderers in war-ravaged Europe, Nazi assassins hired to run down run down the French and Belgian resistance in exchange for Transylvanian independence, although the principal one, the terrible Dorin Duca, continues to elude him.

In the Cold War, he must fight once more, as Duca goes on the rampage, spreading his strigoi infection all across London, England. With Jill, a police dog handler of great beauty and resilience, James is assigned to Britain's MI6 to go on the hunt again. But even after the threat is driven away, James will still uncover more secrets about the immortal predators secrets that come ever closer to home…

Автор: Masterton Graham
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Die bosen Geschichten der schwarzen Witwer

Isaac Asimov, einer der berühmtesten Sience Fiction- Schriftsteller der Welt, hat auch eine Anzahl von hervorragenden, intelligenten Kriminalgeschichten geschrieben. Acht davon enthält dieser vom Autor zusammengestellte Band.


Die „Schwarzen Witwer" sind keine Bösewichte, sondern ehrbare Herren, die sich einmal im Monat zu einem gemütlichen Beisammensein zusammenfinden. Dieses Treffen zeichnet sich durch zwei Besonderheiten aus. Erstens darf - und das ist eigentlich der Sinn dieser Veranstaltung - keine Frau an diesem Essen teilnehmen. Zweitens wird bei dieser Zusammenkunft jedesmal eine geheimnisvolle Angelegenheit aufgeklärt, beispielsweise die Geschichfe des Mannes, der immer die Wahrheit sagte, oder warum ein Faulpelz seine Frau ermordete. Obwohl die Schwarzen Witwer mit der größten Begeisterung versuchen, jeden Fall zu losen, sind sie jedoch immer wieder auf die Hilfe ihres Kellners Henry angewiesen, der wie ein zweiter Sherfock Holmes oder Hercule Poirot jedes noch so tiefsinnige Geheimnis entschleiert.


Titel der amerikanischen Originalausgabe TALES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS

Deutsche Übersetzung von Willi Thaler

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Don’t Blink

New York 's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons-the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.

Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn't realize that he's accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city's most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off-or die-is the clear message as he closes in on the facts. Heedless, and perhaps in love, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

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Автор: Lindsay Jeff
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Death Drop

Was it an accident? Or suicide? Or murder?

When 12-year-old David is found blindfolded and dead at the bottom of a ship's hold while on a school outing, the headmaster claims the tragedy was due to an accident. But the boy's father begins his own investigation and very quickly he uncovers a tawdry and messy web of secrecy, jealousy and cover-up.

Автор: Gill B M
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Day Of Confession

The Addison brothers, Harry and Danny, have been estranged for many years, but when Danny calls from Rome pleading for Harry to get in touch, his brother doesn't ignore him. Except it seems he is too late, as Danny was on board a tourist bus which was blown apart by a bomb. But when Harry arrives in Italy he is plunged into a Kafka-esque nightmare, discovering that his brother is accused of assassinating the Cardinal Vicar of Rome and when he dares to suggest that Danny is still alive he finds that someone is willing to frame him for murder before he can start to clear Danny's name. Alone and vulnerable in a foreign country, Harry is sucked into the maelstrom of a conspiracy in the heart of the Vatican, where men of God are using the devil's hand to further the influence of the Catholic Church. A tense and absorbing thriller.

Автор: Folsom Allan
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Double Homicide

Two masters of the thriller genre break new ground with their first collaboration, introducing two different sets of cops in two different cities, faced with two very different murders. In Santa Fe, Darrel Two Moons and Steve Katz are working the 4pm-2am Special Investigation shift when they're called to the scene of a blunt-force homicide. The victim: a wealthy art dealer with a shady reputation, very few friends and an awful lot of enemies who're not sorry to see him dead. Did he stumble on a burglar stealing a priceless painting, or did someone whose life he'd ruined finally seek revenge? Dorothy Breton and her partner McCain are called to downtown Boston the same night Dorothy found a revolver in her teenage son's backpack. Now her elder son is a witness to the killing of a promising athlete in a shoot-out. At least the evidence is stacked against the obvious culprit – until the autopsy shows the young man didn't die of gunshot wounds, and Dorothy has to dig a lot deeper to find the shocking truth.

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Double Image

After a harrowing experience in Bosnia, war photographer Mitch Coltrane makes a vow. From now on, he will take only those pictures that celebrate life and document hope instead of despair. Then the horrors of his previous assignment return to threaten him, and Coltrane must seek refuge from the present in the past. Having uncovered an old, uncaptioned photograph of a hauntingly beautiful woman, Coltrane sets out to discover who the woman was, and why her photo was hidden in the vault of a world-famous art photographer. Soon he finds himself hopelessly obsessed with the woman in the photograph and slipping into a maze of deception and treachery. Surrounded by illusions of the past and present, Coltrane now must fight for his life in the world capital of make-believe: a decadent and deadly L.A…

Автор: Morrell David
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Death in Paradise

Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town. The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his team-mates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late summer twilight. But then a voice, scared, calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. He walks to the sound, where two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, face down, is something that used to be a girl. The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's LA past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This floating girl hadn't committed suicide, she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot, and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that the dead girl had a reputation and a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't even be bothered to report her missing, or admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. At the same time, Jesse must battle two demons from his past: a renewed struggle with the bottle, and a continuing relationship with his ex-wife. Neither one will help him solve the case, and either one could jeopardize his career – and his life. Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.

Автор: Parker Robert B
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Dziedzictwo Bourne'a

David Webb – spokojny wykładowca na spokojnym uniwersytecie. Do dnia gdy kula snajpera chybia go o włos. Ten dzień oznacza dla Davida powrót do dawnej tożsamości – Jasona Bourne'a, superagenta CIA, wyszkolonego w sztuce zabijania i przeżycia. Znowu musi nie dać się zabić i odkryć, kto i dlaczego na niego poluje. Ale prawdę kryje ostatnie miejsce, do jakiego chciałby wrócić – jego przeszłość.

Автор: Van Lustbader Erick
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Dead Sleep

From Publishers Weekly

Iles continues to amaze with his incredible range, this time around crafting a complex serial killer novel with the intimacy of a smalltown cozy and the punch of a techno-thriller. As different from Spandau Phoenix and 24 Hours as possible, it scores with surefooted plotting, a diverse cast of characters and perfectly calibrated suspense. An anonymous painter's series of candidly posed nudes called The Sleeping Woman bursts on the art scene, each painting selling in the million-dollar range overnight amid rumors that the models are not sleeping but dead. Beautiful, burned-out war photographer Jordan Glass chances into a show and recognizes the subject of a painting as her identical twin, Jane, who was kidnapped near her New Orleans home and never found. Jordan contacts the FBI agent who handled her sister's case, thereby setting in motion a hunt that ties the paintings to the disappearance of at least 11 New Orleans women. Persuading the FBI task force to add her to the team, Jordan tags along to Tulane University, where evidence points to art department head Roger Wheaton, who has a peculiar terminal illness, and his brilliant but disturbed graduate students. Meanwhile, Jordan falls for damaged FBI agent John Kaiser, and together they link her sister's case to a French expat art collector from Vietnam who knew Jordan's war photographer father who disappeared in Cambodia. Are all the women really dead? Is Jordan's father alive and involved? Is there more than one killer? Iles keeps the reader guessing right up to the double surprise ending, delivering the perfect final payoff his readers expect.

Автор: Iles Greg
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Divine Justice

Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.

But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead.

With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him. Now, as the hunters close in, Stone's flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia-and into a world every bit as lethal as the one he left behind.

Автор: Baldacci David
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Dance Of Death

Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal-one who has had 20 years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?

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Don

Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, the small town of Port Ariel, Ohio, is a welcome haven for Natalie St. John. Back home for the first time in years, she plans to visit old friends, mend a broken heart, and take a break from her busy veterinary practice. But her peace is shattered her first night back, when she discovers the murdered body of her friend, Tamara Peyton.

Was it a random act of violence…or something personal? The answer becomes clear as Natalie is stalked by the voice of "Tamara," whose terrifying phone calls warn her that she, too, is going to die.

One by one, the people closest to Tamara are being savagely murdered. But neither Natalie nor Sheriff Nick Meredith recognizes the face of the devious killer who walks among them, hiding behind a well-crafted lie. Now, a murderer's deadly act of vengeance demands one more sacrifice-and Natalie has been chosen to pay the price…

Автор: Thompson Carlene
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Dead Heat

After a six-year absence from the bestseller lists, Dick Francis roared out of the gate with 2006's Under Orders, demonstrating once again every ounce of his famed narrative drive, brilliant plotting, and simmering suspense. Hard on the heels of that triumph comes Dead Heat, set against the backdrop of Britain 's famed Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.

Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit. Scrambling to meet his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the Two Thousand Guineas, Max must overcome the previous evening's disaster and provide the new American sponsors of the year's first classic race with a day to remember.

Then a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max's trusted staff as well as many of the guests. As survivors are rushed to the hospital, Max is left to survey the ruins of the grandstand-and of his career. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name-and himself-before it's too late.

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Devil Bones

In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery – a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine, there is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.

Nothing is clear – neither when the deaths occurred, nor where. Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there? Why is the boy’s body remarkably well preserved? Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans. They begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge.

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan – “five-five, feisty, and forty-plus” – is called in to investigate, and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this, Kathy Reichs’s eleventh taut, always surprising, scientifically fascinating mystery.

With a popular series on Fox – now in its third season and in full syndication – Kathy Reichs has established herself as the dominant talent in forensic mystery writing. Devil Bones features Reichs’s signature blend of forensic descriptions that “chill to the bone” (Entertainment Weekly) and the surprising plot twists that have made her books phenomenal bestsellers in the United States and around the world.

Автор: REICHS KATHY
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Darkly dreaming Dexter

DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER: Dexter Morgan can't stand the sight of blood. Which makes his job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami PD a little tricky. But it means that he's very tidy when it comes to his hobby: murder. After all, even though Dexter only ever kills bad people, he doesn't want to draw attention to it. But now there's another killer out there who's being a whole lot less subtle

DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER: Miami 's best-dressed serial killer is getting twitchy – he hasn't killed for months. Ever since their paths first crossed, Sergeant Doakes hasn't let Dexter Morgan out of his sight. Then a body turns up, mutilated and barely alive. To trap the torturer, Doakes and Dexter will have to work together, if they can trust each other. It's a devil's pact and one of them will have to be the bait…

DEXTER IN THE DARK: When Dexter is brought in to analyse a charred headless corpse, it seems he's dealing with a killer even more sinister than he is, and one with a personal interest in him. And with Dexter now having a wedding to plan and a family to protect, the stakes are high. As he realises his step-children might share his blood-lust, if he's ever to help them target it, Dexter will first have to stay alive himself.

Автор: Lindsay Jeffry P
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Dark Horse

Elena Estes's stubborn risk taking has cost her dearly: her job, her confidence, her career in the Miami PD and, most importantly, the life of a fellow cop. Now in retreat in Florida with only the soothing presence of horses for company, Elena begins to find some peace. But then a visitor comes calling. Twelve year old Molly Seabright believes something terrible has happened to her older stepsister. Erin, eighteen and trouble, is a groom at the Wellington show grounds but hasn't been seen for several days. Elena isn't interested in the case but Molly convinces her to make one trip to the show grounds. What's the harm in asking a few questions? Elena finds herself in a world populated by the ultra rich and the ultra ruthless. She must find out what's happened to Erin before it's too late to save the girl and herself.

Автор: Hoag Tami
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Dangerous Days of Daniel X

The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells – the greatest power is the power to create.

Daniel has that power.

Daniel's secret abilities – like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses – have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone could imagine.

From the day that his parents were brutally murdered in front of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he has located the killer.

Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission-and to have vengeance in the process.

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Double Cross

Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game – this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There’s only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience. As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he’s after is a genius of terror – and he’s after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings – and he’ll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.

Автор: Patterson James
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Death by the Book

Bartulin’s debut is an old-fashioned mystery with lots of snappy dialogue and a noir atmosphere. A second-hand book dealer in Australia, Jack just wants a quiet life among his beloved books and far away from his former work as a Mob driver. Broke and with his store struggling, Jack accepts a commission from a local magnate to locate and buy all known copies of any books by a relatively unknown and out-of-print poet. But Jack isn’t the only one tracking down the books, and the businessman drives a tough bargain. The Australian setting doesn’t make a strong impression, but that is more than made up for by the well-rounded and believable characters. With a fast pace and a noir tone, this is bound to appeal to a wide audience of mystery readers but will be especially popular with book lovers and fans of John Dunning’s Cliff Janeway series. A strong debut and a promising series.

Автор: Bartulin Lenny
Серия: Jack Susko Mystery
 
Decaffeinated Corpse

When an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world's first botanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clare Cosi, manager of Village Blend, believes it's a business opportunity she needs to investigate...at least until the first dead body shows up.

Автор: Коул Клео
Серия: Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
Das letzte Rätsel

Der 89-jährige Sherlock Holmes, von dem die Dorfbewohner zu wissen glauben, dass er einst ein berühmter Detektiv war, wohnt zurückgezogen in der englischen Provinz, um sich der Bienenzucht zu widmen. Doch sein beschauliches Leben wird gestört, als Linus Steinman im Dorf auftaucht, neun Jahre alt und stumm, der mit seinem einzigen Begleiter, einem Graupapagei, Hitlerdeutschland entkommen konnte. Doch welche Bedeutung haben die Zahlen, die der Papagei aufsagt? Ist es eine geheime SS-Chiffre? Oder der Code zu einem Schweizer Bankkonto? Als ein Mord geschieht, sieht sich der alte Meisterdetektiv vor ein schier unlösbares letztes Rätsel gestellt. Nach und nach entfaltet sich die wahre Geschichte des kleinen Jungen und seines Papageis in dieser Hommage an die großen klassischen Kriminalromanautoren. Eine meisterliche Erzählung vom Pulitzer-Preisträger Michael Chabon, die alle Liebhaber des klassischen Krimis begeistern wird.


»Auf gleicher Höhe mit den dichtesten Passagen aus Chabons wundervollem letzten Roman.« New York Times Book Review

»Einer der besten amerikanischen Romane in diesem Herbst … das Experiment eines Meisters.« New York Sun

»Ein tiefsinniges Vergügen.« New York Magazine

»Eine liebevolle Hommage an ein Genre.« Chicago Tribune

»Eine unvergessliche Erzählung.« Publishers Weekly

»Genau das, was sich Chabon-Fans wünschen: ein kraftvolles und melancholisches Buch, meisterlich ausgeführt.« Baltimore Sun


Über den Autor:

Michael Chabon wurde 1963 in Washington D. C. geboren und wuchs in Columbia, Maryland, auf. Seine Arbeiten erschienen im New Yorker, in Harper’s, GQ, im Esquire und Playboy und in zahlreichen Anthologien. Für seinen Roman »Die unglaublichen Abenteuer von Kavalier und Clay« erhielt er 2001 den Pulitzer-Preis. Er lebt heute mit seiner Frau und seinen Kindern in Berkeley.


Andrea Fischer, geboren 1969, lebt seit 1989 in Düsseldorf und übersetzt dort aus dem britischen und amerikanischen Englisch, u. a. Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Peter Robinson. 

Автор: Chabon Michael
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Автор: Forbes Colin
Серия: Tweed and Co
 
Das ägyptische Kreuz

"Zufall?" Ellery seufzte. "Würden Sie es auch als Zufall bezeichnen, wenn ich Ihnen erzählte, daß vor einem halben Jahr in West Virginia ein Mord verübt worden ist, zu dessen Besonderheiten die Kreuzigung des zuvor enthaupteten Opfers an einem T­förmigen Wegweiser zählte, der widerum an eine T-förmigen Kreuzung stand. Nicht zu vergessen das T, das der Mörder mit dem Blut des Toten an die Tür seines kaum hundert Meter entfernten Hauses geschmiert hat?"


Ellery Queen ist das gemeinsame Pseudonym von Frederic Danney (1905 - 1982) und Manfred Bennington Lee (1905 - 1971), die zu den einflussreichsten und produktivsten Kriminalromanautoren gehören.


Die der Übersetzung zugrundeliegende amerikanische Originalausgabe erschien 1932 unter dem Titel »The Egyptian Cross Mystery« bei Frederick A. Stokes, New York.

Автор: Queen Ellery
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December 6

Ever wonder how things might have been different for Rick Blaine, the ostensibly selfish nightclub owner from Casablanca, had he lived in Japan during the 1940s, rather than Morocco? Martin Cruz Smith offers a reasonable scenario in December 6.

This slickly plotted, exotically atmospheric thriller opens in Tokyo just a few days before bombs start raining on Pearl Harbor. There we meet roguish Harry Niles, the culturally conflicted son of religious missionaries and owner of the Happy Paris, a club known for its enigmatic jukebox jockey, Michiko, who also happens to be Harry's mistress. With war rumors rampant, Harry-distrusted by both U.S. and Japanese authorities-"was skipping town. Any sane person would." He has a seat waiting on what may be the final flight out to Hong Kong, and plans to escape from there to the States with a British diplomat's wife. But first, there are business and personal affairs to settle, not the least of which is an oil-tank con he's been running on the Imperial Navy-a desperate strategy to stop his beloved Japan from entering into self-destructive conflict with America. Harry also has to duck a sword-wielding military fanatic, who's seeking revenge for a long-ago incident that cost him honor, and bid sayonara to Michiko, a woman as scary as she is seductive. (Oh, well, at least they'll always have the Happy Paris.)

This book memorably re-creates wartime Tokyo, with its pet beetles and mincing geishas and naive belief that "victory lies in a faith in victory." Yet it's Harry Niles-cynical on top, sentimental beneath-who really carries December 6, a novel as brilliantly convoluted and captivating as any Smith (Gorky Park, Havana Bay) has yet concocted.

Автор: Smith Martin Cruz
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Danger Point

This is one of some 30 Miss Silver mysteries which Patricia Wentworth wrote during her lifetime. It concerns money motivated marriages and has a complex plot, full of suspense. The author has a large and devoted readership in both Britain and America.

Автор: Wentworth Patricia
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Die Trying

Lee Child burst on to the scene with the Sunday Times bestseller Killing Floor. Die Trying is his second thriller featuring the redoubtable yet romantic Jack Reacher. With the same brutal page-turning nonstop action and gritty suspense, it shows he is one of the most exciting British talents writing today.

Lee Child was born in the industrial Midlands. He studied law, and worked for twenty years in commercial television. He lives in Cumbria with his wife and daughter. He is author of one previous thriller, Killing Floor.

Автор: Child Lee
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Dark Justice

It is night in Manhattan. The President of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street, a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand.

Fortunately, he is not successful – but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle. White House operative Blake Johnson and his opposite number in British Intelligence, Sean Dillon, set out to trace the source of the havoc, but behind the first man lies another, and behind him another still. And that man is not pleased by the interference. Soon he will target them all: Johnson, Dillon, Dillon’s colleagues. And one of them will fall…

Автор: Higgins Jack
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Death Of An Addict

Constable Hamish MacBeth goes undercover to investigate the mysterious death of a recovered heroin addict, whose church has been suspected of being in the drug trade.

Автор: Beaton M C
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Dark Fire

The year is 1540. Shardlake has been pulled, against his better judgement, into defending Elizabeth Wentworth, charged with murdering her cousin. He is powerless to help the girl, yet she is suddenly given a reprieve – courtesy of Cromwell. The cost of the reprieve to Shardlake is two weeks once again in his service.

Автор: Sansom C J
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Drink With The Devil

A fortune in stolen British gold lies shipwrecked at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Irish militant Michael Ryan wants to finance war in his homeland – and a sinister pact with the New York Mafia will make his dreams a savage reality. Former IRA enforcer Sean Dillon now works for the British government. His mission is to retrieve the gold by any means necessary and finish Ryan’s plot before it gets off the ground. Two deadly men are locked in a furious race, with millions of dollars and lives are hanging in the balance.

Автор: Higgins Jack
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Dissolution

It is 1537 and Thomas Cromwell has ordered that all monasteries should be dissolved. Cromwell's Commissioner is found dead, his head severed from his body. Dr Shardlake is sent to uncover the truth behind what has happened. His investigation forces him to question everything that he himself believes.

Автор: Sansom C J
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Dafne desvanecida

El cubano (La Habana, 1959) José Carlos Somoza quedó finalista del Nadal del 2.000 con esta complicada novela donde se plantea el conflicto entre el mundo `real` y el literario. La sociedad que imagina Somoza, aunque no necesariamente utópica ni ucrónica (transcurre en un Madrid reconocible y en tiempos contemporáneos), es la de la preponderancia de lo literario, de lo narrativo. Hay una macroeditorial, SALMACIS, omnipotente que además es sólo la terminal ibérica de una todavía mayor multinacional. En esta sociedad donde `todo el mundo escribe`, un escritor de fama, Juan Cobo, ha sufrido un accidente de automóvil y ha quedado amnésico. Recuerda vagamente haber entrevisto a una dama misteriosa de la que cree haberse enamorado y cuya pista sigue. Por aquí aparecen cosas bizarras como un restaurante `literario` donde los comensales, mientras restauran sus fuerzas, escriben en unos folios que les facilitan los siempre solícitos camareros. Algún día estos fragmentos serán editados. También aparece un curioso detective literario que se dedica, entre otras cosas, a detectar plagios e intertextualizaciones varias.

Según explica el flamante propietario de SALMACIS, la novela del siglo XIX presenció el predominio del personaje (Madame Bovary v.g.), el XX contempló el ascenso y la dictadura del autor, pero el XXI es el tiempo del editor. Será -¿es?- el editor quien conciba el libro y luego le de forma, recurriendo al autor como uno más dentro de la industria editorial (junto a correctores, `negros`, ilustradores, maquetadores, etc.), y sus preferencias van por la gran novela coral. Como una que aparece en `Dafne Desvanecida`, en la que se afanan docenas de anónimos escritores a sueldo, plasmando la cotidianidad de un día en la vida de Madrid. La obsesión del editor por las descripciones literales de la realidad no es, en todo caso, casual, ya que él es ciego y, como le gusta recalcar, sólo conoce las cosas a través de la lectura (en su caso no dice si Braille o en voz alta por otra persona).

En este mundo los libros alcanzan su relieve más por la solapa que por el interior. Lo importante, recalca el detective Neirs, es la solapa. Ella nos explica cómo hay que leer el libro. La cuestión no es baladí, y él lo explica. No es igual leer la Biblia como la verdad revelada de un dios omnipotente que leerla como lo que es, una colección de chascarrillos folklóricos de un pueblo de pastores del Sinaí. Pensemos, nos aconseja, en que si las `Mil Y Una Noches` se hubiera interpretado como la Palabra de Dios (es decir, si la `solapa` mantuviera tal), `muchos devotos hubieran muerto por Aladino, o habrían sido torturados por negar a Scherezade…`.

Existen también los `modelos literarios`, algunas bellísimas como esa Musa Gabbler Ochoa que se ofrece, voluptuosa, a Juan Cobo, invitándole a que la maltrate, como acaba de contarle que hacía su padre cuando era niña. Pero Cobo descubre en el apartamento de la Musa a un `voyeur`, no un voyeur sexual, sino literario, que emboscado tras unos biombos toma nota febrilmente de la escena. Después se dará cuenta de que la Gabbler se gana así la vida y le ha metido como involuntario `modelo literario` en su vida, notando cómo les sigue otro aparente `voyeur` que garrapatea subrepticiamente desde los portales y esquinas…

Pero nada es lo que parece. Cobos, en su búsqueda de la bella desconocida, a la que creyó entrever antes de su accidente en el restaurante literario (y que NO es la Gabbler), será sometido a un engaño y a un chantaje. Se le hace creer que un escritor zumbado la tiene secuestrada y que va a matarla entre torturas, como pura experiencia literaria. Mientras haga esto, irá publicando unos textos donde la mujer real va desapareciendo como mero personaje literario. Él debe hacer lo contrario, contra reloj, darle características reales, sin miedo a caer en el prosaísmo (la pinta vulgar, casi fea, aunque con un remoto brillo de belleza en los ojos). Cobos, como un loco, apremiado por el detective, lo hará. Para descubrir luego, de boca del editor de SALMACIS, que todo es mentira, que ha sido inducido a ello para obligarle a escribir. Pero incluso su accidente es falso y la amnesia fue provocada ¡Con su consentimiento! (según demuestra un contrato que él firmó antes de la intervención).

Автор: Somoza é Carlos
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DropZone

Ethan Blake is seventeen and desperate to escape from his dead-end life. When he sees someone B.A.S.E. jump from the top of his block of flats, it changes the way he sees the world for ever. Soon, Ethan is caught up in the adrenaline-fuelled world of skydiving. He's a natural, so it's no surprise when he's invited to join an elite skydive team, but is he signing up for more than just jumping out of planes? The team's involved in covert military operations – missions that require a special kind of guts, missions so secret even MI5 denies all knowledge.

Автор: McNab Andy
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Deliver Us From Evil

In South America a wealthy ninety-six year old man reads a book late into the night. Within an hour, he is dead, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later, in Provence, Shaw – the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth – witnesses the murder of a mysterious man, his body left lifeless at the bottom of a pool. Shaw barely escapes the incident himself; and with a new partner in tow, begins to realise that there has to be another organization at work that rivals his own in secrecy…Meanwhile, half a world away, journalist Katie James is working on a story of international importance. But shortly after meeting with a potential inside source she is smuggled unconscious onto an aeroplane, headed to an undisclosed destination. In the days to come, Katie and Shaw will be reunited in a deadly dual of nerve and wits against a surprising, secretive enemy and lead around the world at a breakneck pace. Filled with the breathtaking plot turns and remarkable characters that only David Baldacci can deliver, this is the most explosive thriller of the year.

Автор: Baldacci David
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Dolled Up For Murder

For Gretchen Birch, her mother Caroline, and her aunt Nina, doll collecting is a family affair. They may disagree on other things, but when it comes to dolls, they share a passion for the most exquisite (and expensive) creations in history. But they have never imagined that doll collecting could inspire foul play.

Автор: Baker Deb
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Dying Of The Light

Midwinter, a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh's red light district. A policewoman's flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face. So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith's third Alice Rice mystery, "The Dying of the Light". Partly inspired by the real-life killings of prostitutes in Ipswich, this novel explores a hidden world where sex is bartered for money and drugs. Off-duty, Alice's home life continues its uneven course. Her romance with the artist Ian Melville offers the prospect of happiness, but is plagued by insecurity. Her demented but determined neighbour, Miss Spinnell, offers a new challenge to Alice's patience at every meeting. This atmospheric thriller builds on the success of the first two Alice Rice mysteries, "Blood in the Water" and "Where the Shadow Falls", and it is Gillian Galbraith's most accomplished novel yet.

Автор: Galbraith Gillian
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Автор: Deutermann P T
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Dos Mujeres En Praga

Esta obra obtuvo por unanimidad el Premio Primavera 2002, convocado por Espasa Calpe y Ámbito Cultural, y concedido por el siguiente Jurado: Ana María Matute, Ángel Basanta, Antonio Soler, Ramón Pernas v Rafael González Cortés.

Luz Acaso es una solitaria y misteriosa mujer de mediana edad que decide acudir a un taller literario para que un profesional escriba la historia de su vida. Una novela de intriga apasionada que nos invita a contener la respiración y a vislumbrar los territorios ocultos, y casi siempre negados de la existencia.

Lo mejor del libro es la habilidad retorica de Millas para justificar la equidistancia entre ficcion y realidad, las coincidencias inverosimiles, los solapamientos de los personajes […] Hay una constante duda en los personajes que es la metafora de una duda mas profunda: que punto de ficcion tiene lo real. La duda se resuelve con la novela misma: todo es, en definitiva, literatura.

Joaquin Fortanet, `Lateral`. Mayo 2002.

Автор: Millas Juan é
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Defensa cerrada

El rico empresario Dinos Kustas, conocida figura de la noche ateniense y propietario de un lujoso restaurante y varios clubs nocturnos, es asesinado de madrugada.

Todo apunta a que ha sido víctima de un ajuste de cuentas de la mafia. Sin embargo, para el comisario Kostas Jaritos algo no encaja: cuatro disparos hechos casi a ciegas no parecen obra de un profesional. Cínico, escéptico y obstinado, el investigador recorre las calles de Atenas, corroída por los intereses internacionales y la delincuencia, en busca de respuestas.

Desde los bajos fondos hasta las altas esferas, Jaritos se adentrará en el lado más sórdido de la Grecia contemporánea, al tiempo que desvela un oscuro entramado de blanqueo de dinero y corrupción.

Автор: árkaris Petros
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Автор: Russell Kirk
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Devil's Gate

A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster- when their boat explodes. What is happening in that part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA(r) Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. Their penalty for refusal? The destruction of their greatest cities.

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Автор: Hurwitz Gregg
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Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht

Endlich ist der Frühling eingezogen in Crozet, Virginia, und alle Bewohner des kleinen Städtchens atmen auf nach der langen dunklen Jahreszeit. So auch Mrs. Murphy, die samtpfötige Detektivin, zusammen mit ihrer Vertrauten Pewter und der Corgihündin Tee Tucker. Sogar Mary Minor »Harry« Haristeen gibt sich Frühlingsgefühlen hin. Doch die friedliche Idylle währt nicht lange, und schon bald beschleichen Mrs. Murphy dunkle Vorahnungen, als sie in der Nähe des Hauses einen seltenen, aber leider schon toten Specht findet. Normalerweise fallen Spechte nicht tot von den Bäumen - und bald stellt sich heraus, dass Mrs. Murphy mit ihrer Vermutung recht behalten sollte. Denn kurz darauf werden von Miranda Hogendobbers altem Ford die Radkappen gestohlen und der Tod eines jungen Mechanikers folgt auf dem Fuße. Ein weiterer Todesfall führt zur Entdeckung einer halben Million Dollar - und nun ist klar, dass ein kaltblütiger Mörder sein Unwesen treibt. Nichts Neues für Mrs. Murphy, denn mit ihrer Spürnase ist sie dem Mörder schon längst auf der Fährte - und weiß um die große Gefahr, in der Harry sich befindet - Harry, die zwar neugierig ist wie eine Katze, die aber keine neun Leben hat ...

Автор: Brown Rita Mae
 
Dangerous to Know

Alexander’s new historical mystery takes place in the late-nineteenth century and takes up at the point Tears of Pearl (2009) left off. In Tears, Lady Emily’s honeymoon with second husband Colin ended with her being shot and losing her unborn baby. Now she and Colin are staying in Normandy with his autocratic mother, Mrs. Hargreaves, who takes it amiss when Emily comes upon the body of a murdered young woman while horseback riding. Lady Emily can’t help but investigate the murder, especially when she learns the dead girl came from an aristocratic family in Rouens and was confined to an insane asylum. She also has to deal with her hostile mother-in-law, her worries about her own mental and emotional health, the reappearance of the flirtatious and clever thief Sebastian, and the murdered girl’s decidedly strange family. Readers who enjoy historical mysteries with strong female characters will find much to enjoy here and will want to seek out Lady Emily’s earlier adventures.

Автор: Alexander Tasha
Серия: Lady Emily Mysteries
 
Day of Reckoning

A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins's thrilling new adventure.



Higgins's novels of honor, bravery, and irresistible intrigue delight millions of readers every year, but few of his books pack the sheer narrative power of Day of Reckoning.



"Katherine Johnson was a couple of feet under dark green water. Her arms floated to each side, her legs were open, the eyes stared into eternity. There was a look of surprise on her face and she was achingly beautiful in death."



Journalist Katherine Johnson made the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international crime boss Jack Fox -- but Fox made the mistake of killing her. Katherine's ex-husband is Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House department known as The Basement, and with the President's permission, the former FBI agent is about to take revenge. Wherever the money trail leads -- New York, England, Ireland, the Middle East -- Johnson and his Irish colleague, Sean Dillon, plan to hit Fox where it hurts the most, by cutting his illegal businesses to shreds, until Fox stands defenseless before his enemies.

But Fox did not become powerful by letting his enemies get that close. If Johnson and Dillon want to take him on, they will have to face his own brand of revenge. And it is a revenge every bit as deadly as their own.

Автор: Higgins Jack
Серия: Sean Dillon
 
Descansa En Paz

Considerado por la Academia Sueca uno de los autores de mayor talento, aclamado por la crítica como el nuevo Stephen King y considerado por los lectores el sucesor de Stieg Larsson, el maestro escandinavo del terror se imagina en su nueva novela qué pasaría si Estocolmo fuese tomado por los zombies.

Algo muy extraño está ocurriendo en la capital de Suecia: en medio de una inusual ola de calor, la gente se da cuenta de que no puede apagar la luz ni los aparatos eléctricos. De repente, una noticia sacude a la nación: en la morgue los muertos están resucitando. ¿Qué es lo que quieren? Lógicamente, volver a casa…

Автор: Lindqvist John Ajvide
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Déjame entrar

Oskar, un niño solitario y triste que vive en los suburbios de Estocolmo, tiene una curiosa afición: le gusta coleccionar recortes de prensa sobre asesinatos violentos. No tiene amigos y sus compañeros de clase se mofan de él y le maltratan.

Una noche conoce a Eli, su nueva vecina, una misteriosa niña que nunca tiene frío, despide un olor extraño y suele ir acompañada de un hombre de aspecto siniestro. Oskar se siente fascinado por Eli y se hacen inseparables. Al mismo tiempo, una serie de crímenes y sucesos extraños hace sospechar a la policía local de la presencia de un asesino en serie. Nada más lejos de la realidad.

Автор: Lindqvist John Ajvide
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Delitos Menores

Puede que me conozcas como Meredith Nic Essus, princesa del reino de las Hadas. O quizás, como Merry Gentry, detective privado de Los Ángeles. Tanto en el Mundo de las Hadas como en el mundo de los mortales, mi vida es objeto de intrigas reales y dramas célebres. Entre los míos, me he enfrentado a enemigos terribles, soportado la traición y maldad de mi familia y cumplido con el deber de engendrar un heredero… todo por el derecho de reclamar el trono. Pero le he dado la espalda a la Corte y a la corona, eligiendo el exilio en el mundo de los humanos… y en brazos de mis amados Frost y Oscuridad.

Puede que haya rechazado la monarquía, pero no puedo abandonar a mi gente. Alguien está matando hadas, lo que tiene desconcertado al Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles y profundamente trastornados a mis guardias y a mí. Los de mi especie no son fáciles de matar o capturar… al menos, no por mortales. He de llegar al fondo de este espantoso asunto, aunque eso signifique enfrentarme a Gilda, el Hada Madrina, mi rival por la lealtad de las hadas de la ciudad de Los Ángeles.

Pero suceden las cosas más extrañas. Mortales a los que una vez sané usando la magia, de pronto obran milagros, un impactante fenómeno que siembra el caos en las relaciones entre humanos y hadas. Aunque yo soy inocente, soy sospechosa de realizar actividades mágicas ilícitas.

Creía que había dejado atrás la sangre y la política en mi turbulento reino. He soñado con llevar una vida idílica en la soleada ciudad de Los Ángeles al lado de mis amados. Pero ha llegado el momento de despertar y darme cuenta de que el mal no tiene fronteras y de que nadie vive para siempre… ni siquiera si son mágicos.

Автор: Hamilton Laurell K
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Dirty Blonde

From Publishers Weekly

Rookie federal judge Cate Fante's early days on the Philadelphia bench rapidly descend into nightmare in this compelling stand-alone legal thriller from bestseller Scottoline (Devil's Corner). Fante is the presiding judge in an intellectual property case in which Richard Marz, a former Philly prosecutor, is suing Art Simone, a powerhouse Hollywood producer, for stealing his idea for a TV series about a team of prosecutors called [email protected] The day after Fante dismisses the lawsuit, someone plugs Simone in the forehead with a.22 outside the restaurant where he was dining with his attorneys. Marz is the chief suspect, and the authorities believe Fante could be his next victim. But her troubles really begin after Marz's crooked police partner discovers her secret vice of picking up nameless strangers in seedy dives for one-night stands. While some may be dissatisfied by the out-of-left-field solution to the mystery and the limited efforts to explain the judge's motives for her reckless behavior, the fast pace and ever-increasing tension will keep readers turning the pages.

Автор: Scottoline Lisa
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Dixie City Jam

James Lee Burke has frequently been praised for the superb writing and strong suspense of his Dave Robicheaux mysteries. Now in this powerful new novel, he enters the front ranks of contemporary ficiton writers and mainstream bestsellers. When a Nazi submarine is discovered off the coast of Louisiana it soon becomes clear that the dark forces it represents are alive and all too well. Neo Nazi's are on the march in New Orleans and their leader, icy psychopath Will Buchalter, will stop at nothing to get his hands on the submarines mysterious cargo. Only detective Dave Robicheaux and his family stand between Buchalter and his terrifying ambitions.

Автор: Burke James Lee
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Dark Rider

From Publishers Weekly

Cassie Deville rips off her own bodice at the start of this new romance by the author of Midnight Warrior. When Jared Danemount, Duke of Morland, meets the bare-breasted, sarong-swathed heroine on the beach in Regency-era Hawaii, he thinks she's just another Polynesian maiden. He doesn't know, as he tries to ride her wild stallion, Kapu, and gazes hungrily at her pectorals, that she is the daughter of his sworn enemy, Charles Deville, an artist who betrayed Jared's father during the Terror. Cassie offers herself as Jared's sexual hostage if he will take her, Kapu and Lani, Charles's Polynesian mistress, back to Europe with him so that she can try to save her father's life. Although, in a bit of role reversal, Cassie goes nightly to Jared's cabin aboard ship, she will not spend the night or give her heart. Johansen, who specializes in hot talk and steamy sexual politics, is less skilled once her lovers disembark. In unimposing Regency set pieces, Cassie makes friends with Jared's French ward, Josette; she shocks British high society with a low-cut red dress; she tries to save Jared's life as he stalks the cruel French villain. In a disjointed way, Johansen has provided sex talk for grown-ups and other scenes for adolescents.

Автор: Johansen Iris
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Das Konzil der Verdammten

Burgund um 670: Kurz vor Beginn des Konzils wird im Kloster zu Autun ein Bischof ermordet. Man bittet Fidelma und Eadulf um Hilfe. Bei ihren Ermittlungen stoßen sie auf politische und kirchliche Intrigen, frauenfeindliche Ordensregeln, Sklavenhandel und das mysteriöse Verschwinden von Frauen sowie Kindern. Als der nächste Bischof stirbt und Fidelma einen bösen Verdacht hat, wird sie kurzerhand entführt ...


Originaltitel: The Council of the Cursed.

Автор: Tremayne Peter
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Автор: Camacho Austin S
Серия: Hannibal Jones
 
Автор: Landay William
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Die for Me

Can you solve the murder? Karen Rose is your host and YOU are the detective. Be the first one to correctly guess WHO KILLED model/socialite Abigail Dafonte and win the cool Grand Prize! Play the game and solve the murder at www.ucanmodel.com.

Автор: Rose Karen
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Автор: Leather Stephen
Серия: Spider Shepherd
 
Автор: Dietrich William
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Das Bourne Vermächtnis

Jahre nach den Ereignissen im» Bourne Ultimatum «lebt David Webb zurückgezogen in der Nähe von Washington und lehrt als Professor an der Universität von Georgetown. Nichts erinnert mehr an die Gefahren seines früheren Lebens als Agent der CIA. Doch die Vergangenheit holt ihn ein, als er plötzlich selbst ins Visier eines Killers gerät. Webb wird wieder zu dem Mann, der er nie sein wollte: Jason Bourne. In der Rolle des gnadenlosen Killers nimmt er die Spur seines Verfolgers auf. Als zwei seiner Kontaktmänner umgebracht werden und die CIA ihn für den Mörder hält, beginnt ein gefährliches Katz- und Mausspiel. Im Fadenkreuz der eigenen Organisation und bedroht von einem unsichtbaren Feind, muss Jason Bourne alle Kräfte aufbieten, um das tödliche Spiel zu überleben.

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Автор: Sallis James
Серия: Drive
 
Du plomb dans les tripes

Quand j'étais môme et que ma bonne vieille Félicie m'emmenait en vacances à la montagne, dans le Jura, j'adorais fureter du côté de la scierie. J'ai toujours aimé l'odeur du bois fraîchement coupé et le grincement plaintif des scies mécaniques mordant le sapin… Non, ne croyez pas que je cherche à vous pondre de la Haute Littérature, ni que le bucolique (néphrétique) soit à l'ordre du jour, car je vous jure que cette passion de mon enfance, je l'ai perdue… A tout jamais… Car présentement, je me trouve lié sur une de ces scies qui faisaient mon admiration… Et c'est moi qui fais le rondin. La lame se trouve très exactement à 1 mm de mon buste et je ne dispose plus que d'un centième de seconde pour agir… C'est ce qui s'appelle avoir du pain sur la planche !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Du plomb dans les tripes

Quand j'étais môme et que ma bonne vieille Félicie m'emmenait en vacances à la montagne, dans le Jura, j'adorais fureter du côté de la scierie. J'ai toujours aimé l'odeur du bois fraîchement coupé et le grincement plaintif des scies mécaniques mordant le sapin… Non, ne croyez pas que je cherche à vous pondre de la Haute Littérature, ni que le bucolique (néphrétique) soit à l'ordre du jour, car je vous jure que cette passion de mon enfance, je l'ai perdue… A tout jamais… Car présentement, je me trouve lié sur une de ces scies qui faisaient mon admiration… Et c'est moi qui fais le rondin. La lame se trouve très exactement à 1 mm de mon buste et je ne dispose plus que d'un centième de seconde pour agir… C'est ce qui s'appelle avoir du pain sur la planche !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Автор: Black Sean
Серия: Ryan Lock
 
Автор: Hamilton Donald
Серия: Matt Helm
 
Death in a Beach Chair

A nice writing style and considerable wit. – Chicago Tribune

Wit is Wolzien's strong suit… Her portrayal of small-town life will prompt those of us in similar situations to agree that we too have been there and done that. – The Mystery Review

Domestic mysteries, with their emphasis on everyday people and everyday events, are very popular and the Susan Henshaw stories are some of the best in this subgenre. – Romantic Times

For Susan and Jed Henshaw and their friends Kathleen and Jerry Gordon, the tiny Caribbean resort called Compass Bay has everything. White sand, luxurious cottages, rum punches to die for?even a gorgeous unattached blonde ornamenting the premises.

But Kathleen and Jerry are having marital problems?and when the mysterious blonde turns up murdered, the cloud hanging over their little paradise grows black indeed. It turns out that the victim is the once-frumpy sister of Jerry?s first wife. Many years ago, Susan, Jed, and Jerry had known her well, and the island police don?t believe it?s coincidence that she appeared at Compass Bay at the same time as her old friends. Nor does Susan, who shifts into investigative red alert?and finds a serpent in Eden, its fangs loaded with venom…

Автор: Wolzien Valerie
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Death of a Red Heroine

Inspector Chen must battle the political climate of Shanghai and seek the help of a former lover in order to solve the murder of a National Model Worker who was a celebrity of utmost probity.

Автор: Xiaolong Qiu
Серия: , Inspector Chen Cao
 
Death of a Red Heroine

Inspector Chen must battle the political climate of Shanghai and seek the help of a former lover in order to solve the murder of a National Model Worker who was a celebrity of utmost probity.

Автор: Xiaolong Qiu
Серия: , Inspector Chen Cao
 
Автор: Nicholson Scott
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Автор: McClure Ken
Серия: Steve Dunbar
 
Автор: McClure Ken
Серия: Steve Dunbar
 
Die Galgenfrist

London im Jahre 1817: Mit harter Hand bemüht sich die Obrigkeit, Unruhen und Kriminalität einzudämmen. Hinrichtungen sind an der Tagesordnung, Tausende sterben am Galgen. Captain Rider Sandman, ein unverschuldet in finanzielle Not geratener Gentleman, erhält vom Innenministerium den Auftrag, das Gnadengesuch von Charles Corday zu prüfen, der wegen Mordes an einer Gräfin zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt wurde. Niemand zweifelt an der Schuld des Malers, auch Sandman hält seinen Auftrag für eine reine Formsache – bis ihm erhebliche Zweifel kommen. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit, denn die Hinrichtung soll schon in sieben Tagen erfolgen. Doch die neuerlichen Ermittlungen werden nicht von allen Befragten gerne gesehen, und als der mysteriöse Seraphim Club Sandman eine hohe Bestechungssumme anbietet, die all seine Probleme auf einen Schlag lösen könnte, ist er sich sicher, auf der richtigen Spur zu sein …


Der Autor

Bernard Cornwell wurde 1944 in London geboren. Nach seinem Geschichtsstudium arbeitete er als Reporter für die BBC. 1980 folgte er seiner Frau in die USA, und weil er keine Arbeitserlaubnis erhielt, begann er historische Romane zu schreiben. Bernard Cornwell lebt auf Cape Cod, USA.


© 2001 by Bernard Cornwell

Titel der englischen Originalausgabe:

Gallows Thief (HarperCollins Publishers, London)

Автор: Cornwell Bernard
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Die Galgenfrist

London im Jahre 1817: Mit harter Hand bemüht sich die Obrigkeit, Unruhen und Kriminalität einzudämmen. Hinrichtungen sind an der Tagesordnung, Tausende sterben am Galgen. Captain Rider Sandman, ein unverschuldet in finanzielle Not geratener Gentleman, erhält vom Innenministerium den Auftrag, das Gnadengesuch von Charles Corday zu prüfen, der wegen Mordes an einer Gräfin zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt wurde. Niemand zweifelt an der Schuld des Malers, auch Sandman hält seinen Auftrag für eine reine Formsache – bis ihm erhebliche Zweifel kommen. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit, denn die Hinrichtung soll schon in sieben Tagen erfolgen. Doch die neuerlichen Ermittlungen werden nicht von allen Befragten gerne gesehen, und als der mysteriöse Seraphim Club Sandman eine hohe Bestechungssumme anbietet, die all seine Probleme auf einen Schlag lösen könnte, ist er sich sicher, auf der richtigen Spur zu sein …


Der Autor

Bernard Cornwell wurde 1944 in London geboren. Nach seinem Geschichtsstudium arbeitete er als Reporter für die BBC. 1980 folgte er seiner Frau in die USA, und weil er keine Arbeitserlaubnis erhielt, begann er historische Romane zu schreiben. Bernard Cornwell lebt auf Cape Cod, USA.


© 2001 by Bernard Cornwell

Titel der englischen Originalausgabe:

Gallows Thief (HarperCollins Publishers, London)

Автор: Cornwell Bernard
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Death Is Not The End

Damon Mee was last seen in a blurred security video on the dance floor of a Kirkaldy nightclub. It was a routine missing persons case and it wasn't even on his patch, but inspector John rebus said he'd look into it as a favour to the boy's father, a friend from his school days. In the deft hands of Ian Rankin, the ripples of the investigation widen rapidly. They lead to the club's greasy owner, to a slightly bent casion croupier, to a drop dead blonde whose name nobody seems to know, to a Hibs striker with a talent for goals and a weakness for gambling and finally to the shadowed men who call the shots in Edinburgh's underworld. When it's over, Rebus has repaid a debt and his boss has received an unexpected birthday present.

Автор: Rankin Ian
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Dead Man Talking

Heiress-turned-cemetery-tour-guide Pepper Martin is not happy to discover that a local reality TV show, Cemetery Survivor, will be filmed at Cleveland's Monroe Street Cemetery – and she has to be a part of it. To make matters worse, the ghost of a wrongly convicted killer needs Pepper's help to clear his name. But digging for the truth could put her in grave danger.

Автор: Daniels Casey
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Der Ermittler

Seit Jahren schon galt der Mordfall Ernst als aufgeklärt. Dann macht der Täter kurz vor seiner Hinrichtung ein überraschendes Geständnis - und stellt Detective Malcolm Ainslie vor eine schwierige Entscheidung: Soll er die Ermittlungen noch einmal aufnehmen und riskieren, mit einer Vergangenheit konfrontiert zu werden, über die er selbst nur zu gerne den Mantel des Schweigens breiten würde?

Автор: Hailey Arthur
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Dark End of the Street

The plan is simple. A favor really. All Nick Travers, a former professional football player turned professor, has to do is drive up Highway 61 from New Orleans to Memphis and track down the lost brother of one of his best friends. But as Travers knows, these simple jobs seldom turn out smoothly.

His friend’s brother is Clyde James, who, in 1968, was one of the finest soul singers Memphis had to offer. But when James’s wife and close friend were murdered, his life was shattered. He turned to the streets, where, decades ago, he disappeared.

Travers’s search for the singer soon leads him to the casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, and converges with the agenda of the Dixie Mafia, a zealot gubernatorial candidate linked to a neo-Confederacy movement, and an obsessed killer who thinks he has a true spiritual link to the late Elvis Presley.

Автор: Atkins Ace
Серия: , Nick Travers
 
Dark End of the Street

The plan is simple. A favor really. All Nick Travers, a former professional football player turned professor, has to do is drive up Highway 61 from New Orleans to Memphis and track down the lost brother of one of his best friends. But as Travers knows, these simple jobs seldom turn out smoothly.

His friend’s brother is Clyde James, who, in 1968, was one of the finest soul singers Memphis had to offer. But when James’s wife and close friend were murdered, his life was shattered. He turned to the streets, where, decades ago, he disappeared.

Travers’s search for the singer soon leads him to the casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, and converges with the agenda of the Dixie Mafia, a zealot gubernatorial candidate linked to a neo-Confederacy movement, and an obsessed killer who thinks he has a true spiritual link to the late Elvis Presley.

Автор: Atkins Ace
Серия: , Nick Travers
 
Dirty South

What would you do if you only had twenty four hours to save the life of a friend?

Searching for lost souls and solving problems was never Nick Travers’s intention when he started doing favors for his buddies. A former football player who sometimes teaches blues history at Tulane, Nick would rather just watch the Louisiana rain and listen to old Muddy Waters records.

But when music mogul Teddy Paris, a former team-mate from the New Orleans Saints, visits Nick and asks him to help find $700,000 taken from a rap prodigy, Nick can’t turn down his friend. The missing money will pay a bounty on Paris’s head that was set by a cross-town rival, a street-hard thug named Cash.

Nick soon finds himself lost in the world of Gucci-lined Bentleys and endless bottles of Cristal champagne. He sets out with fifteen-year-old rap star, ALIAS, seeking a team of grifters that conned the kid. But uncertainty, the constant threat of violence, and a phantom grave robber haunt their search. When a killer hits too close, Nick takes ALIAS with him to the Mississippi Delta, where he comes under the protection and guidance of Nick’s mentor, blues legend JoJo Jackson, and his wife, Loretta.

Soon Nick, JoJo, and another old-school Delta tough guy do battle in the Dirty South rap world where money, sex, and murder threaten to take down Paris’s empire and destroy ALIAS. As cultures clash, the story winds its way through the infamous Calliope housing projects, the newly built mansions of New Orleans’s lake-front, and ultimately to the brackish muck of the Bayou Savage.

Dirty South is a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, revenge, and trust from a fresh and hip new voice. Take a ride to the other side of New Orleans, away from the neon gloss of Bourbon Street, to see what the dirty south is all about.

Автор: Atkins Ace
Серия: , Nick Travers
 
Dirty South

What would you do if you only had twenty four hours to save the life of a friend?

Searching for lost souls and solving problems was never Nick Travers’s intention when he started doing favors for his buddies. A former football player who sometimes teaches blues history at Tulane, Nick would rather just watch the Louisiana rain and listen to old Muddy Waters records.

But when music mogul Teddy Paris, a former team-mate from the New Orleans Saints, visits Nick and asks him to help find $700,000 taken from a rap prodigy, Nick can’t turn down his friend. The missing money will pay a bounty on Paris’s head that was set by a cross-town rival, a street-hard thug named Cash.

Nick soon finds himself lost in the world of Gucci-lined Bentleys and endless bottles of Cristal champagne. He sets out with fifteen-year-old rap star, ALIAS, seeking a team of grifters that conned the kid. But uncertainty, the constant threat of violence, and a phantom grave robber haunt their search. When a killer hits too close, Nick takes ALIAS with him to the Mississippi Delta, where he comes under the protection and guidance of Nick’s mentor, blues legend JoJo Jackson, and his wife, Loretta.

Soon Nick, JoJo, and another old-school Delta tough guy do battle in the Dirty South rap world where money, sex, and murder threaten to take down Paris’s empire and destroy ALIAS. As cultures clash, the story winds its way through the infamous Calliope housing projects, the newly built mansions of New Orleans’s lake-front, and ultimately to the brackish muck of the Bayou Savage.

Dirty South is a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, revenge, and trust from a fresh and hip new voice. Take a ride to the other side of New Orleans, away from the neon gloss of Bourbon Street, to see what the dirty south is all about.

Автор: Atkins Ace
Серия: , Nick Travers
 
Автор: Sallis James
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Автор: Evans Jon
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Deadlock

In this legal thriller for the evangelical Christian market, former trial lawyer- turned-novelist Bell imagines what would happen if a prochoice, atheistic Supreme Court Justice suddenly became a born-again believer. A near brush with death and the sudden loss of her mother leaves 52-year-old liberal Justice Millicent "Millie" Hollander pondering eternity and considering faith. When she becomes chief justice, Millie discovers that the belief she has embraced excites a firestorm of confusion and anger from her former supporters. A case involving a separation of religion and state opens up a huge rift in the Court, and the media soon turns the whole affair into a three-ring circus. Alarmed about Millie's potentially conservative positions, the president and stereotypically hard-drinking, womanizing Sen. Sam Levering plot her impeachment and possibly her death. A weak subplot concerns a teen's abortion and subsequent lawsuit against the clinic where it was performed, which rather unconvincingly intersects with Millie's story toward the close of the novel. Portions of the plot aren't completely fresh Angela Elwell Hunt's recent The Justice ably tackled the same general topic for the same audience. But Bell's take on the idea of a Supreme Court justice making a religious about-face offers some unique spins, including a curveball plot development that will blindside most readers. Laudably, most characters are multidimensional, and even the senator's evil troubleshooter, Anne Deveraux, becomes worthy of pity. Evangelical prolife fiction aficionados should appreciate this addition to the CBA thriller genre.

Автор: Bell James Scott
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Due Or Die

"[A] terrific addition to an intelligent, fun, and lively series." – Miranda James

Answering tricky reference questions is excitement enough for library director Lindsey Norris. Until a murder is committed in her cozy hometown of Briar Creek, Connecticut, and the question of who did it must be answered before someone else is checked out-for good.

Автор: McKinlay Jenn
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Dick Francis's Gamble

Felix Francis continues his father's New York Times- bestselling legacy with another edge-of-your-seat read that's classic Francis.

Nicholas "Foxy" Foxton, a former jockey who suffered a career- ending injury, is out for a day at the Grand National races when his friend and coworker Herb Kovak is murdered, execution style, right in front of him-and 60,000 other potential witnesses. Foxton and Kovak were both independent financial advisers at Lyall Black, a firm specializing in extreme-risk investments.

As he struggles to come to terms with Kovak's seemingly inexplicable death, Foxton begins to question everything, from how well he knew his friend to how much he understands about his employer. Was Kovak's murder a case of mistaken identity…or something more sinister?

Автор: Francis Felix
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Declared Dead

Victoria Pryde's husband, Edward, has run up huge debts and has been missing for two weeks. When she reads in her racing paper that a horse called Mr Pryde is dead, she hopes it is some sick joke, but then her husband's car is discovered – with the charred remains of a body in the boot.

The writing partnership of John Francome and James MacGregor got off to a cracking start with Eavesdropper (1986) and Riding High (1987), both bestsellers. The authenticity of the novels is reflected by the backgrounds of the two authors: John Francome has been Champion Jockey seven times and is regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever known. James MacGregor is the pseudonym of a practising barrister, who also has an avid interest in racing.

'Splendid racing scenes and a tight storyline. Gripping stuff… a must for all racing fans and a fun read for others' John Welcome

'A thoroughbred stayer… cracking thriller' Independent

'An entertaining tale of skulduggery in turf and law' The Times

'A racy thriller about the Sport of Kings' Daily Telegraph

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Автор: Kaminsky Stuart M
Серия: Lew Fonesca
 
Der Verehrer

Als in einem Waldstück die Leiche einer erst kürzlich ermordeten jungen Frau gefunden wird, stehen die Polizei und die Angehörigen vor einem Rätsel. Denn die Frau galt seit sechs Jahren als spurlos verschwunden. Der Telefonanruf einer ehemaligen Urlaubsbekanntschaft liefert den ersten Anhaltspunkt für die Ermittlungen — aber erst ein weiteres Verbrechen, das in Art und Ausführung dem ersten auffallend ähnelt, führt auf eine konkrete Spur.

Alle Fäden scheinen bei einer Frau zusammenzulaufen: bei der vierzigjährigen Leona Dorn, deren Leben seit einiger Zeit völlig aus den Fugen gerät. Durch einen tragischen Zufall ist sie Zeugin eines Selbstmordes geworden, ohne ihn verhindern zu können; zudem hat ihr Mann sie wegen einer anderen Frau verlassen.

Leona kann dies alles kaum verkraften.

Sie ahnt jedoch nicht, daß sie erst am Beginn einer Kette dramatischer Ereignisse steht — und daß sie am Ende all ihre Kraft und Entschlossenheit brauchen wird, um ihr Leben zu retten…

Автор: Link Charlotte
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Die Rosenzüchterin

Hals über Kopf verläßt die junge Lehrerin Franca Palmer ihren Mann und damit ein Leben, dem sie sich nicht mehr gewachsen fühlt. Sie reist auf die Kanalinsel Guernsey und mietet sich in einem alten Haus ein, dem Rosenzüchterhaus von Le Variouf. Doch ein Geheimnis umgibt das alte Gebäude und seine Bewohner — ein Geheimnis, das seinen Anfang nahm in den Jahren, als die idyllische Insel von deutschen Truppen besetzt war, und das für Franca lebensbedrohlich wird…

Автор: Link Charlotte
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Dead Cert

For millionaire jockey Alan York, winning is a bonus. For Joe Nantwich, victory means no cushy backhanders; and for Bill Davidson, front running on strongly fancied Admiral, triumph is an imposter. It means murder – his own. Turning private detective, York uses Joe's underworld connections to go on the trail of the killers – only to draw a series of blanks. But when ambushed by a gang of viscious thugs, he picks up some clues along with his cuts and bruises. Bill's murder begings to make more sense. Until York finds himself in hospital, without a memory.

Автор: Francis Dick
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Death in the Stocks

A bobby on his night rounds discovers a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green. Inspector Hannasyde is called in, but sorting out the suspects proves a challenge. Anyone in the eccentric, exceedingly uncooperative Vereker family had the motive and means to kill Andrew Vereker, who seemed to have been universally disliked. One cousin allies himself with the inspector, while the victim's half-brother and sister, each of whom suspects the other, markedly try to set him off the scent. To readers' delight, the killer is so cunning (not to mention the author), that the mystery remains until the very end…

Серия: Inspector Hannasyde
 
Deep Down

Early in his military career, Jack Reacher is ordered undercover in Washington, to discover which one of four women, all staff officers on fast track careers, is leaking secrets.

The suggested method: get close to each in turn.

The obvious problem: the most receptive will be the guilty one, with an agenda of her own… to kill the investigation – and the investigator.

Автор: Child Lee
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Автор: Halliday Brett
Серия: Michael Shayne
 
Diners, Dives & Dead Ends

As a struggling waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland’s life is stalled in the slow lane. But when her close friend, Axton, disappears, Rose suddenly finds herself serving up more than hot coffee and flapjacks. Now she’s hashing it out with sexy bad guys and scrambling to find clues in a race to save Axton before his time runs out. With her anime-loving bestie, her septuagenarian boss, and pair of IT wise men along for the ride, Rose discovers political corruption, illegal gambling, and shady corporations. She’s gone from zero to sixty and quickly learns when you’re speeding down the fast lane, it’s easy to crash and burn.

Автор: Austin Terri L
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Der Schutzengel

DAS BUCH

Laura Shane ist ein besonders hübsches, charmantes und intelligentes Kind. Doch das ist nicht das einzig Außergewöhnliche an ihr: Laura hat einen Schutzengel, allerdings nicht im herkömmlichen Sinn. Ihr Schutzengel ist ein Mensch. Schon bei Lauras schwieriger Geburt, an deren Folgen ihre Mutter stirbt, greift er aktiv ein und verhindert, daß ein volltrunkener Arzt die Operation leitet. Um Laura zu retten, nimmt der mysteriöse Fremde später sogar in Kauf, einen Menschen zu töten. Aber woher weiß er, wann Laura in Gefahr ist? Woher kommt er? Und wer ist er? Fast 20 Jahre hat die Schriftstellerin Laura ihren Schutzengel nun nicht mehr gesehen, und fast glaubt sie schon, der schöne blonde Mann mit den stahlblauen Augen sei ein Produkt ihrer kindlichen Phantasie gewesen. Doch dann liegt er eines Abends mit einer schweren Schußwunde vor ihrer Haustür. Nun muß sie ihrem einstigen Retter helfen. Laura und ihr kleiner Sohn Chris werden in einen gefährlichen Kampf mit den dunklen Mächten der Vergangenheit hineingezogen.


DER AUTOR

Dean R. Koontz, geb. 1945 in Pennsylvania, gewann bereits mit 20 Jahren den ersten Literaturpreis und hat seither eine steile Karriere als Autor von Spannungsromanen gemacht. Seine in alle Weltsprachen übersetzten Bücher haben eine Gesamtauflage von über 45 Millionen Exemplaren erreicht. Bei Ullstein erscheint ebenfalls »Ort des Grauens«.


Originaltitel: Lightning

Автор: Koontz Dean
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Dom Westalek

Dziewięć historii, które składają się na tę książkę, to misternie skonstruowane, pełne napięcia "kryminały". Wszystkie Umiejscowione są w okresie ośmiu lat dzielących Rzymską krew i Ramiona Nemezis (dwie pierwsze powieści cyklu "Roma sub rosa"). W tle opisywanych intryg przewija się dzieciństwo Ekona, adoptowanego syna Gordianusa, związek bohatera z niewolnicą Bethesdą (późniejszą jego żoną), a całość, co chyba najważniejsze, przesycona jest historią Rzymu od kresu dyktatury Sulli aż po powstanie Spartakusa. Dom westalek to istotne uzupełnienie całego cyklu. "Roma sub rosa", cykl powieści Stevena Saylora, których akcja toczy się w starożytnym Rzymie u schyłku republiki, a bohaterem jest Gordianus Poszukiwacz, został nadzwyczaj dobrze przyjęty i przez czytelników, i przez krytyków, dając autorowi miejsce wśród znaczących twórców sensacyjnych powieści historycznych.

Автор: Saylor Steven
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Dżuma W Breslau

Eberhard Mock powraca. Bohater kultowego już cyklu kryminałów Marka Krajewskiego jeszcze raz zmierzy się z mrocznymi tajemnicami dawnego Breslau.

Wrocław, lata 20. ubiegłego wieku. Dwie prostytutki przyjmują nietypową ofertę. Wkrótce potem policja znajduje ich zwłoki – podczas schadzki dziewczyny zostały uduszone, a oprawca wyłamał im przednie zęby. Sprawę próbuje rozwikłać nadwachmistrz Mock, znany ze swojej sympatii do kobiet lekkich obyczajów. Niespodziewanie role się odwracają i ścigający staje się ściganym.

W tym samym czasie pewien mężczyzna o miętowym oddechu, dając do gazety ogłoszenie z kondolencjami dla rodzin ofiar, usiłuje nawiązać kontakt z potężnym tajnym bractwem. Warunkiem przystąpienia do grupy jest zamordowanie "człowieka-śmiecia" i udowodnienie swojej winy…

Автор: Krajewski Marek
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Автор: Watson I K
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Działa Bagdadu

Zbrodniczy reżim jest o krok od skonstruowania własnej broni nuklearnej. Książe Malko Linge, agent CIA, prowadzi dramatyczny wyścig z czasem, by zapobiec dostarczeniu ostatnich, niezbędnych elementów do konstrukcji działa, które miały unicestwić sąsiednie państwo. Okrutny scenariusz, wypełniony morderstwami, gotowymi na wszystko ludźmi napisał i pisze dalej realna rzeczywistość.

Автор: de Villiers Gerard
Серия: SAS
 
Die letzten Arbeiten des Herkules. Mit Hercule Poirot.

Die Sagen des Altertums bringen Hercule Poirot auf einen köstlichen Einfall: Er wird zwölf Fälle, die an Schwierigkeit und Einfallsreichtum nur den zwölf Arbeiten des Herkules gleichkommen, lösen. Schon das erste Verbrechen beweist, dass sich seit damals die Zeiten zwar geändert haben, die Menschen und ihre Schwächen sich aber gleich geblieben sind …


Original: The Labours of Hercules

Автор: Christie Agatha
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Dead Man's Grip

I want them to suffer, and I want them dead…Carly Chase is traumatised ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendant Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next. The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic. Someone has sworn revenge and won't rest until the final person involved in that fatal accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change identity. The terrified woman disagrees – she knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready…

Автор: James Peter
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Dead and Gone

When Burke, a career criminal and man for hire, agrees to act as the middleman in an exchange of money for a kidnapped child, things go horribly wrong when his partner is killed and Burke himself is left wounded, his appearance radically altered, as he embarks on a a dangerous quest for revenge against those responsible.

Автор: Vachss Andrew
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Das Testament

Troy Phelan ist ein milliardenschwerer Exzentriker, der des Lebens müde ist. Doch nicht so müde, daß er sein Imperium kampflos seinen geldgierigen Erben überlassen würde. Bevor er sich aus dem 13. Stock stürzt, verfügt er, daß sein gesamtes Vermögen an seine bis dato völlig unbekannte, uneheliche Tochter Kachel geht. In der Phelan-Familie bricht ein Sturm der Entrüstung los, und es wird sofort alles in Bewegung gesetzt, um das Testament anzufechten. Unterdessen versucht der ehemalige Staranwalt Nate O'Riley, mit dessen Karriere es schon seit Jahren bergab geht, die legitime Erbin aufzutreiben. Doch wie Rachel finden, die irgendwo im unzugänglichen brasilianischen Regenwald als Missionarin arbeitet? Als O'Riley nach einer abenteuerlichen und lebensgefährlichen Reise schließlich zu ihr gelangt, scheint alles umsonst gewesen zu sein - Rachel interessiert sich nicht für das Erbe ihres Vaters, dafür um so mehr für die Lebensgeschichte von Nate. Doch die Zeit läuft. Wenn O'Riley Rachel nicht umzustimmen vermag, fällt das gesamte Vermögen in die Hände des unersättlichen Phelan-Clans.

Автор: Grisham John
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Die Akte

John Grisham "Die Akte",originalausgabe: "The Pelican Brief".

Zwei mysteriöse Mordfälle im Umfeld höchster politischer Kreise der USA. Ein Skandal in der Dimension von Watergate bahnt sich an… Die junge Jurastudentin Darby Shaw findet Zusammenhänge, an die niemand zu denken wagt, und legt eine Akte an. Eine tödliche Dokumentation: denn nicht nur Darby muss um ihr Leben fürchten, sondern alle, die die Akte kennen…

Автор: Grisham John
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Автор: Goldman Joel
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Die Bruderschaft

Trumble, ein Gefängnis in Florida, gilt als Geheimtipp unter den Kriminellen, ähnelt es doch eher einem Feriencamp als einem Hochsicherheitstrakt. Vor allem harmlosere Fälle sitzen dort ihre Strafe ab, darunter Kleindealer, Steuersünder, Wallstreet-Gauner und auch drei ehemals angesehene Richter. Als» Bruderschaft «treten Letztere auf und machen die Gefängnisbibliothek kurzerhand zu ihrem neuen Arbeitsplatz. Dort übernehmen sie — selbstverständlich gegen Bezahlung — Rechtsangelegenheiten von Mitinsassen und sitzen regelmäßig zu Gericht über kleinere Verstöße innerhalb der Gefängnismauern.

Allerdings verbringen sie dort auch Stunden damit, sich über lukrativere Einkünfte den Kopf zu zerbrechen. Mit scheinbar harmlosen Anzeigen in einschlägigen Magazinen locken sie zahlungskräftige Kandidaten an, die sie kurz darauf skrupellos erpressen. Ihre Rechnung scheint aufzugehen, und die drei genialen Richter malen sich ihre Zukunft in den schillerndsten Farben aus. Bis sie eines Tages an den Falschen geraten, einen mächtigen Politiker mit äußerst gefährlichen Freunden, der nicht den leisesten Zweifel an seinem lupenreinen Image aufkommen lassen darf. Die Bruderschaft nimmt den Kampf auf und setzt alles auf eine Karte.

Автор: Grisham John
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Der Regenmacher

Im letzten Semester seines Jurastudiums erteilt Rudy Baylor einer Gruppe alter Leute kostenlose Rechtsberatung und gewinnt dabei seine ersten» Mandanten«: Dot und Buddy Black. Ihr Sohn Donny Ray ist an Leukämie erkrankt, aber die Versicherungsgesellschaft weigert sich hartnäckig, für die Therapie, die sein Leben retten konnte, aufzukommen. Rudy, zunächst skeptisch, begreift bald, daß die Blacks auf infame Weise von ihrer Versicherung über den Tisch gezogen werden und daß er es mit einem der größten Betrugsskandale in der Versicherungsbranche zu tun hat, die es je gab — und zugleich mit einem der spektakulärsten und lukrativsten Prozesse in der Geschichte der amerikanischen Rechtsprechung: Der Anwalt, der ihn gewinnt, kann zum» Regenmacher «werden: Er kann seiner Kanzlei das ganz große Geld einbringen. Doch da ist noch ein Problem: Rudy, der sein Studium mit Jobs finanziert hat, ist pleite und kann keine Anstellung finden. Er hat noch nicht einmal das Anwaltsexamen hinter sich, geschweige denn eine Lizenz. Und gleich bei seinem ersten Fall wird er es im Gerichtssaal mit einem der erfolgreichsten Verteidiger der Vereinigten Staaten zu tun bekommen.

«In unglaublich dramatischen, aber gelegentlich auch sehr witzigen Gerichtsszenen erfahren wir genau, wie eine Versicherung wirklich funktioniert und welcher betrügerischen Mittel die großen Konzerne sich immer wieder bedienen.«

Автор: Grisham John
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Death Angel

After she double-crosses her lover, a ruthless crime lord, Drea must flee from a relentless assassin who ultimately succeeds in killing her. But after a very brief death, Drea returns to life a changed woman: no longer selfish and cruel, determined to bring down the ones who marked her for death. Joining forces with the FBI, little does she suspect that the man she will come to love is the same assassin who took her life.

Автор: Howard Linda
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Dreszcz

Oferta, jaką Dan Roke – właściciel stadniny w malowniczych krajobrazach Australii – usłyszał z ust hrabiego Octobra, wydawała mu się zbyt kusząca finansowo, by z niej nie skorzystać. Wystarczyło zaszyć się jako stajenny w Yorkshire w Wielkiej Brytanii i wyświetlić sprawę tajemniczych dopingów na wyścigach konnych. Faworyci bowiem przegrywali tam podejrzanie często pewne gonitwy. Problemem było tylko to, że węszący już wcześniej wokół tej sprawy dziennikarz, Tommy Stapleton, miał dziwny wypadek samochodowy, z którego nie wyszedł cało…

Автор: Francis Dick
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Das Osterman Wochenende

Die Maschinerie ist bereits in Gang gesetzt, als sich in einer ruhigen Vorstadt in New Jersey eine seltsame Gruppe von Männern und Frauen zu einem folgenschweren Wochenende trifft. Nichts Geringeres als die nackte Existenz der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika steht auf dem Spiel. Und die Zukunft der gesamten freien Welt.

In einem Hinterzimmer in Washington, D.C., wird ein Mann namens John Tanner aufgefordert, sein eigenes Leben und das seiner Frau und seiner Kinder in einem ungeheuerlichen Komplott zu riskieren, dessen genaues Ziel ihm niemand verraten will. In Saddle Valley, New Jersey, wo normalerweise nur nette Leute wohnen — Freunde, Nachbarn, hilfsbereite Menschen, — braut sich eine monströse, tödliche Verschwörung zusammen.

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Das Borowski-Ultimatum

David Webb hat das Grauen und die unbarmherzigen Kämpfe fast vergessen, die er in Vietnam, Hongkong und Europa als Geschöpf der Geheimorganisation Medusa durchleben mußte. Jetzt holt ihn die Vergangenheit wieder ein.

Erneut muß er in die verhaßte Identität des gnadenlosen Killers Jason Borowski schlüpfen. Eine schier aussichtslose Schlacht im Spinnennetz internationaler Verschwörungen beginnt…_

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Der Borowski-Betrug

Er wurde aus der See gezogen — mehr Leichnam als Mann. An seinen Namen kann er sich nicht erinnern. Er ist ein Mensch ohne Vergangenheit und ohne Zukunft — gejagt von mächtigen Feinden; geliebt von einer schönen Frau, die nicht glauben kann, daß er wirklich das ist, was sich langsam herauskristallisiert: Ein Berufsmörder!

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Die Borowski-Herrschaft

Im Hinterzimmer eines Hongkonger Nachtlokals werden fünf Leichen aufgefunden. Einer der Ermordeten ist der Vizepräsident der Volksrepublik China, der sich inkognito in der Stadt aufhält. Offensichtlich haben politische Hintergründe die Tat bestimmt. Eine Tatsache jedoch gibt den Geheimdiensten Rätsel auf: In einer Blutlache hat der Killer mit dem Finger den Namen »Borowski« gemalt. Aber Borowski ist lange tot. US-Geheimagent David Webb hat ihn am Ende des Vietnamkrieges erschossen -oder hatte sich Webb, hatten sich damals alle geirrt ...?_

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Автор: Beck Greig
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Doch die Sünde ist scharlachrot

Es ist Ende April. Durch das wechselhafte Frühlingswetter wandert ein Mann die Küste Cornwalls entlang. Seit Wochen hat er nicht mehr in einem Bett geschlafen, sich gewaschen, sich rasiert. Als er über der Klippe bei Polcare Cove innehält, bleibt sein Blick an etwas Rotem hängen. In der Tiefe liegt ein zerschmetterter Körper.

Was zunächst wie ein Unfall aussieht entpuppt sich als Sabotageakt und Mord, und die örtliche Ermittlerin Bea Hannaford steht schon bald einem ganzen Dutzend Verdächtigen gegenüber. Darunter auch der Wanderer, der von sich behauptet, Thomas Lynley zu heißen doch ausweisen kann er sich nicht. Als Hannaford bei New Scotland Yard Informationen einfordert, bekommt sie seine Dienstmarke übermittelt, die keineswegs vernichtet wurde, als Lynley nach dem tragischen Tod seiner Frau den Dienst quittiert hatte.

Hannaford bezieht den Detective Superintendent, der er nicht mehr zu sein behauptet, in ihre Ermittlungen ein. Und tatsächlich hat Lynley bereits einen ersten Verdacht. Nur einePerson, weiß er, kann ihm auf unbürokratischem Weg mehr Informationen beschaffen.Und er ruft Barbara Havers an…

Автор: George Elizabeth
Серия: Inspector Lynley (de)
 
Dame, König, As, Spion

Agentenroman vom besten: Mitten im kalten Krieg wird George Smiley, ehemaliger Chef des britischen Geheimdienstes, aus dem Ruhestand zurückgeholt, um den führenden Agenten der Gegenseite zu stellen. Dabei holt ihn auch die eigene Vergangenheit ein, hat doch gerade dieser Gegner ihm die große Liebe seines Lebens genommen. Alte Freunde arbeiten auf der Suche wieder mit ihm, einer seiner früheren Helfer kommt tragisch ums Leben.

Spannung bis zum Schluß!

Автор: é John
Серия: George Smiley
 
Die Teufelsgesellschaft

London im 18. Jahrhundert. Der Exboxer und Privatdetektiv Benjamin Weaver wird durch einen erpresserischen Trick in die Dienste des Händlers Jerome Cobb gezwungen. Da auch das Wohlergehen seiner engsten Freunde in Cobbs Händen liegt, muss Weaver mit dem skrupellosen Geschäftsmann zusammenarbeiten. In Cobbs Auftrag schleust er sich in die mächtige Handelsgesellschaft East India Company ein, um dort das Vertrauen des alternden Vorstandsmitglieds Ellershaw zu erlangen - und Zugang zu geheimen Informationen. Offiziell als neuer Aufseher eingesetzt, muss Weaver bald der Durchsetzung von Ellershaws rücksichtslosen Eigeninteressen dienen, der seine Wiederwahl sichern und die Führungsposition der East India Company auf dem Textilmarkt ausbauen will. Doch welche Rolle spielt der mysteriöse Seidenweber Pepper in diesem Machtkampf? Und was hat es mit Celia Glade auf sich, dem ebenso schönen wie klugen Dienstmädchen? Schnell erkennt Weaver, dass sie nicht diejenige ist, die sie vorgibt zu sein ...

 »Geistreich und elegant bietet Liss eine Fülle an Wissenswertem über das England des 18. Jahrhunderts - und dazu noch einen höchst unterhaltsamen Helden. Einfach umwerfend.«

Kirkus Reviews


Autor

David Liss wurde 1966 in New Jersey geboren und ist im Süden Floridas aufgewachsen. Er wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, für sein Debüt »Die Papierverschwörung« erhielt er den renommierten »Edgar Award«. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen Kindern in San Antonio, Texas.


Originaltitel: The Devil's Company

Автор: Liss David
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Dead Man’s Footsteps

'Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else's perfume, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a few inches. And now, too late to change her mind and get out, with the metal walls pressing in around her, they lunged sharply downwards. Abby was about to realize she had just made the worst mistake of her life…'

Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 911, failed Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime, to disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Five years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton, leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.

Автор: James Peter
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Dead Tomorrow

Lynn Barrett is a single mother, trying to cope with life after divorce. And her life becomes an even bigger nightmare when daughter Caitlin is diagnosed with terminal liver disease. She is put on the transplant waiting list, but there is a world shortage and most patients will die while waiting. In desperation, Lynn turns to the internet and discovers an organ broker who can provide her with a liver but it will cost Lynn GBP250,000.To save her daughter she mortgages her home and borrows from family and friends to raise the money. A few days later the organ broker tells Lynn she has found a young woman, a perfect match for Caitlin, who is in a coma following a car smash in Italy. Meanwhile Roy Grace is working on the case of the remains of three young people recovered from the seabed off the coast of Brighton. These remains lead him to a Romanian trafficking organization of street kids from the Eastern bloc for the UK sex trade; some of them are also traded as organ donors…

Автор: James Peter
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Death Row

" Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid put his reputation on the line when he represented Ray Goldman. The seemingly mild-mannered industrial chemist was charged with a staggeringly brutal crime: the torture and massacre of an entire suburban Tulsa family. But in spite of the grisly, tabloid-ready details of the sensational case, Ben's deft defense against a lack of hard evidence and improper police procedure made an acquittal all but certain. Until the prosecution's star witness – the lone survivor of the slaughter – took the stand and sealed Ray Goldman's fate." "Seven years later, Goldman's date with the death chamber is at hand. But seconds before the lethal injection, an eleventh-hour reprieve halts the execution – and launches Ben on a race against time to overturn Ray Goldman's conviction. Erin Faulkner, the young woman who narrowly escaped the carnage that claimed her family, has abruptly recanted her testimony after years of silence, desperate to keep an innocent man from dying. Just as suddenly, this near-miraculous turn of events turns tragic: Erin is discovered dead, an apparent suicide. And Ben Kincaid is the only witness to her stunning confession." Ben is certain Erin didn't commit suicide. She was a victim of murder – silenced by the same killer who butchered her family. All Ben has to do is prove it. But his unseen enemy is determined to cover his tracks once and for all… with blood.

Автор: Bernhardt William
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Dying for Dinner

When Annie leaves the safety of her old bank job to become the full-time manager of her boyfriend's restaurant, what's meant to be the first day of the rest of her life might be the last day of someone else's.

Автор: Bliss Miranda
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Dr. Death

"[Kellerman] has shaped the psychological mystery novel into an art form." – Los Angeles Times Book Review

"More than satisfying… Kellerman delves deep into the psyche of his characters, peeling back the layers of secrets to uncover a stunning truth." -The Orlando Sentinel

"Kellerman uses bloody killings, psychological intrigue and a straight-ahead writing style to keep readers turning pages well into the night." -The Denver Post

"Often, mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully." – USA Today

"[An] intriguing thriller… A heady blend of criminal profiling and police procedural and another surefire hit for the bestselling Kellerman." -Booklist

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People are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer or heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life.

As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not the man at the centre of the row, nick-named Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death's patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the front line of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many?

Автор: Kellerman Jonathan
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Dying by the Sword

New from 'a gifted writer' (VICTORIA THOMPSON) who brings mystery to 17th-century France.

As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos's servant from the gallows, they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu, who is investigating a far more serious matter – a plot against the life of the king.

Автор: DAlmeida Sarah
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Dexter in the Dark

Is evil alive…? Dr Jerry Halpern is trying to find out, studying for his PhD on the subject. Dexter Morgan, meanwhile, has a few wicked things of his own to contend with – not least, planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student of Halpern's is found burnt, molested and headless – seemingly sacrificed to an ancient god – and Dex is brought in as forensic analyst to help investigate, he realises he could be dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is. Soon it seems the dark passenger in Dexter's head has gone into hiding. And when something creeps out your friendly neighbourhood serial killer, you know it's serious… As Halpern and Dexter are stalked by death, it looks like it's getting personal – especially as Dex now has a family to protect. Gradually, Dexter realises his stepchildren might share his extra-curricular interest in death. Could he help them target their bloodlust, just as he steers his own? But to do that, Dex must cope with a certain mutilated sergeant from his past, and more importantly…stay alive…

Автор: Lindsay Jeffry P
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Deception

Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, with Deception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory.

Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help – to whoever may be listening – comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A. 's most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now.

From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bomb – especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A.

close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among society's manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

Автор: Kellerman Jonathan
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Down River

Everything that shaped him happened near that river…

Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder…

John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, “There hasn't been a thriller as showily literate since Scott Turow came along.” Now, in Down River, Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness.

Adam Chase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood--a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind.

But Adam has his reasons.

Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted.

Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge.

A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned.

Автор: Hart John
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Diamentowa karoca 2: Między wierszami

Wreszcie dowiemy się o sławnym pobycie w Japonii, który odmienił nie tylko losy, lecz i osobowość wielkiego Fandorina. To rozdział, bez którego jego biografia byłaby tak niepełna, jak dzieje Sherlocka Holmesa bez klęski poniesionej w spotkaniu z Ireną Adler. I tu bowiem kluczową rolę odegra piękna kobieta…

Автор: Akunin Boris
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Diamentowa karoca 1: Łowca ważek

Rosja, maj roku 1905. Trwa na wpół przegrana wojna z Japonią. Wybuchła już, ale nie rozhulała się jeszcze rewolucja. Losy wojny i rewolucji przechylić chce nieuchwytny japoński dywersant, zwany Akrobatą. Ten istny geniusz zagłady ma tylko jednego godnego siebie wroga. Nieubłaganie tropi go cywilny doradca rządowy do spraw bezpieczeństwa kolei, Erast Pietrowicz Fandorin…

Автор: Akunin Boris
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Dolores Claiborne

Mieszkańcy Little Tall Island czekali blisko 30 lat, by dowiedzieć się, co przydarzyło się mężowi Dolores Claiborne pewnego dnia latem 1963 roku podczas całkowitego zaćmienia Słońca. Podejrzana o zamordowanie swojej pracodawczyni, bogatej Very Donovan, Dolores niespodziewanie przyznaje się do popełnienia zupełnie innej zbrodni, uparcie jednak deklarując: "Wszystko, co robiłam, robiłam z miłości". Tak zaczyna sie jej niezwykła opowieść…

Автор: King Stephen
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Dearly devoted Dexter

Dexter the Demon, Dexter the Avenger-whatever he chooses to call himself, the hero of this intelligent, darkly humorous series knows he's a monster who loves slicing people into little pieces. That Dexter limits his killing to "acceptable" victims-usually other serial killers-is designed to keep the reader from having to worry too much about the morality of his avocation. Dexter's just added his 40th victim, a homicidal pedophile, and is eagerly looking ahead to number 41 when he becomes involved in a case through his job as a blood spatter analyst at the Miami-Dade police forensics lab. A man is found with "everything on [his] body cut off, absolutely everything"-a piece of work that makes Dexter's own tidy killings look like child's play. This madman, nicknamed Danco, spends weeks surgically removing his victims' ears, lips, nose, arms, legs, etc., while keeping them alive to watch their own mutilation. Despite a certain professional admiration for Danco's dexterity, Dexter decides to take on the case. It's the contradictions in Dexter's character that make it all work-he's smart, he's funny, he cares for children, and yet he has no normal human responses or emotions. The first book in the series, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, was very well received; this one should be as well, and deservedly so.

Автор: Lindsay Jeffry P
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Death In Hyde Park

Kate and Charles Sheridan are attending the new king's coronation ceremony when an anarchist accidentally blows himself up-with a bomb meant for the royals. Now, it's up to Kate and Charles to discover who is threatening the crown-and whether or not American author Jack London is involved…

Автор: Paige Robin
Серия: , Sir Charles Sheridan
 
Death In Hyde Park

Kate and Charles Sheridan are attending the new king's coronation ceremony when an anarchist accidentally blows himself up-with a bomb meant for the royals. Now, it's up to Kate and Charles to discover who is threatening the crown-and whether or not American author Jack London is involved…

Автор: Paige Robin
Серия: , Sir Charles Sheridan
 
Demon Bound

Jack Winter's deadly past has come back to haunt him...and his only hope lies in the shadows of Black London, the supernatural underworld teeming with dark magic and fey glamour.

Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life. and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack's not going to Hell without a fight.

Pete doesn't know about Jack's bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack's demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising—and Jack doesn't stand a chance of stopping them without Pete's help.

Автор: Kittredge Caitlin
Серия: Black London
 
Автор: King Stephen
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Dead or Alive

For years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. The most dangerous of these is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world's law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins, Dominick and Brian Caruso, are determined to catch the Emir and they will bring him in… dead or alive.

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Day of Mourning

Mack Bolan sensed danger when he lost contact with Stony Man Farm. The Phoenix fortress in Virginias Blue Ridge Mountains should be impenetrable. But was it? Bolan returned home to find the Stony strongholds security violated and ace armorer, Andrzej Konzaki, mortally wounded. A web of treachery now enshrouded the Farm, imperiling its existence. In one blood-drenched night, Bolan embarked on an odyssey of revenge. From D.C.s corridors of power to the cathouse depths of sewer city, he pursued an elusive specter who bartered in mens souls. And each time the trail led to a dead end. Who was this faceless enemy?

Автор: Pendleton Don
Серия: The Executioner
 
Death Squad

The dreaded Black Hand has let out a $100,000 contract on Bolan's life, and every trigger-happy gunman in the country is trying to collect. At the same time, local, state, and federal police forces have banded together in the greatest manhunt in history to stop Bolan.

Fired with a holy vengeance, Bolan recruits nine buddies — all heroes of the Vietnam war, all specialists in the more sophisticated aspects of meting out death.

Автор: Pendleton Don
 
Doomsday Disciples

Using the American tradition of freedom of religion as a smoke screen, a cultist group had gone mad in the streets of San Francisco. People were being slaughtered in the name of a bizarre new sacrilege, The Universal Devotees. Killings were random, senseless...

Mack Bolan quickly identified the devil incarnate — Nguyen Van Minh, a stateless Asian refugee who had mastered mind-control on a massive scale.

Bolan smelled KGB. Evidence grew that the killer creed was a Soviet weapon for wholesale butchery. When a senators lovely young daughter was sucked into its ranks, The Executioner launched the one deadly brand of combat — firestorms of glory that scorch yet revive the earth — that could crush Minhs blasphemy at its accursed heart.

Автор: Pendleton Don
 
Der Schwarm

Ein Fischer verschwindet vor Peru, spurlos. Ölbohrexperten stoßen in der norwegischen See auf merkwürdige Organismen, die hunderte Quadratkilometer Meeresboden in Besitz genommen haben. Währenddessen geht mit den Walen entlang der Küste British Columbias eine unheimliche Veränderung vor. Nichts von alledem scheint miteinander in Zusammenhang zu stehen. Doch Sigur Johanson, norwegischer Biologe und Schöngeist, glaubt nicht an Zufälle. Auch der indianische Walforscher Leon Anawak gelangt zu einer beunruhigenden Erkenntnis: Eine Katastrophe bahnt sich an. Doch wer oder was löst sie aus? Während die Welt an den Abgrund gerät, kommen die Wissenschaftler zusammen mit der britischen Journalistin Karen Weaver einer ungeheuerlichen Wahrheit auf die Spur.

Автор: Schaetzing Frank
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Deathbites

Terrorist death squads wipe out three leading U.S. computer research facilities and push America to the precipice of computer chaos.

The program was always the same — murderous precision, total extermination, no human mercy.

A sole survivor of one of the silicon-chip massacres guides Able Team to the hidden data bank that directs the terrorists in their program for panic. While the beautiful and brainy Lao Ti taps into the death data, Carl Lyons, Gadgets, and Politician pursue an army of psychotic misfits.

The computer world trembles under the onslaught of the terrorist strike force as Able Team, joined by Phoenix Force and Hal Brognola, launches a fierce counterattack to shatter the circuits of savagery.

Автор: Stivers Dick
Серия: Able Team
 
Desaparecida

Myron Bolitar no es uno más. Es la única esperanza de Terese Collins. Hace ocho años ambos huyeron a una isla caribeña para dedicarse a amarse. Pero ella desapareció sin dejar ni el más mínimo rastro, incluso para alguien tan avieso como Bolitar. Hasta que sonó el teléfono a las cinco de la mañana. Sólo dijo: «Ven a Parísۛ», dejando el aroma de un encuentro romántico, sensual, lleno de fantasías, con el que recuperar el tiempo perdido. Pero Bolitar ya presagiaba que Terese había pronunciado aquellas palabras con otra intención: era un grito de socorro.

Rick, el ex marido de Collins y periodista estrella de la CNN, ha aparecido asesinado en París. Ella es la única sospechosa. La prueba preliminar de ADN, sin embargo, señala a otra: su hija. ¿Pero no murió hace más de diez años? Bolitar nunca habría imaginado todo lo que ocultaba Terese Collins: un íntimo secreto que sólo devastará a los dos, sino que podría cambiar el mundo. Un secreto en el que se cruza el periodismo y la Interpol, incluso el Mossad.

Автор: Coben Harlan
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Автор: OBrien Kevin
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Direct Action

In this compulsive page-turner, six-time New York Times bestselling author John Weisman blows the lid off one of Washington's deepest real-world secrets. The CIA, currently incapable of performing its core mission of supplying critical and time-sensitive human-based intelligence for the global war on terror, must now outsource the work to private contractors. Drawing on real-world crises and actual CIA operations, Direct Action takes readers deep inside this new and unreported covert warfare that is being fought on a daily basis by anonymous shadow warriors all across the globe.

Racing against the clock and shuttling between Washington, Paris, and the Middle East, one of those shadow warriors, former CIA case officer Tom Stafford, must slip below the radar to uncover, target, and neutralize a deadly al-Qa'ida bombmaker before the assassin can launch simultaneous multiple attacks against America and the West. And as if that weren't enough, Stafford must simultaneously open a second front and mount a clandestine war against the CIA itself, because for mysterious and seemingly inexplicable reasons the people at the very top of the Central Intelligence Agency want him to fail.

The characters and operations in Direct Action are drawn from true-life CIA personnel and their real-world missions. With Direct Action, John Weisman confirms once again Joseph Wambaugh's claim that "nobody writes better about the dark and dirty world of the CIA and black ops."

Автор: Weisman John
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Автор: Stelljes Roger
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Defensa O Traición

Cuándo el general Thaddeus Carlyon, insigne veterano del Imperio de Su Majestad, muere en una elegante fiesta londinense, nadie sospecha que se trate de un asesinato. Sin embargo, la bella esposa del general, Alexandra, se confiesa autora del crimen, lo que causará una profunda conmoción en la aristocracia victoriana. El detective Wílliam Monk trabajará, incansablemente junto a Oliver Rathbone, su colaborador habitual y abogado defensor de Alexandra Carlyon, para conseguir salvar la vida de la acusada. Defensa o traición, es la tercera novela de la serie de misterio victoriano protagonizada. por el detective William Monk.

Автор: Perry Anne
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Dar języków

Siedemnastoletnia Megan, córka prokuratora Tate'a Colliera, po rozwodzie rodziców nie najlepiej radzi sobie z rzeczywistością. Decyduje się na wizytę u znanego psychiatry, doktora Aarona Matthewsa, ale nigdy nie dociera do jego gabinetu. Przerażeni zniknięciem dziewczyny rodzice wzywają na pomoc policję.

W poszukiwania włącza się błyskotliwy detektyw, który wiele zawdzięcza ojcu Megan. Szybko orientuje się, że nie chodzi o zwykłą ucieczkę z domu. Będzie musiał stawić czoła porywaczowi, który nie zawaha się przed niczym. Rozpoczyna się mrożący krew w żyłach wyścig z czasem i z szaleństwem maniaka religijnego.

Автор: Deaver Jeffrey
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Dowód

Tony Beach, po śmierci żony Emmy, sam prowadzi sklep z winami. I jak co roku na podsumowanie sezonu wyścigów konnych w domu Jacka Hawthorna dostarcza alkohol. Ale tym razem huczne przyjęcie kończy się tragedią. Rozpędzony furgon do przewozu koni trafia w tłum i tratuje gości.

Wypadek czy celowe działanie? Zwłaszcza że ginie Larry Trent, właściciel lokalu, gdzie podaje się podrabianą whisky. I gdzie policja była już bliska zamknięcia sprawy. Prowadzącemu śledztwo Ridgerowi potrzebny jest teraz Tony Beach – jako ten, który zna się na alkoholach. A uciekający od samotności Tony przyjmuje tę rolę ochoczo. Dopóki nie pojawi się kolejna ofiara w tej sprawie. Tym razem bestialsko uduszona…

Автор: Dick Francis
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Desde Rusia con amor

Desde Rusia con amor es la quinta novela de James Bond escrita por Ian Fleming. La inteligencia soviética planea un golpe contra la inteligencia occidental, para esto han escogido como blanco al agente 007 de MI6. La agente Tatiana Romanova es inducida por la coronel Rosa Klebb para que le ofrezca a Bond un decodificador soviético a cambio de que él la lleve a Inglaterra. El agente Grant se asegurará de que no falle la misión. Bond será ayudado por Kerim Bey, un musulmán que se encubre bajo la identidad de un vendedor de tapetes. El desenlace final será que Kerim Bey morirá a manos de Grant en el Expreso de Oriente, Grant será eliminado por Bond y Rosa Klebb será arrestada, no sin antes herir a Bond con un cuchillo escondido en su zapato. El desenlace de esto se ve en la novela Dr. No, en donde Bond se cura.

Автор: Fleming lan
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Desde Rusia con amor

Desde Rusia con amor es la quinta novela de James Bond escrita por Ian Fleming. La inteligencia soviética planea un golpe contra la inteligencia occidental, para esto han escogido como blanco al agente 007 de MI6. La agente Tatiana Romanova es inducida por la coronel Rosa Klebb para que le ofrezca a Bond un decodificador soviético a cambio de que él la lleve a Inglaterra. El agente Grant se asegurará de que no falle la misión. Bond será ayudado por Kerim Bey, un musulmán que se encubre bajo la identidad de un vendedor de tapetes. El desenlace final será que Kerim Bey morirá a manos de Grant en el Expreso de Oriente, Grant será eliminado por Bond y Rosa Klebb será arrestada, no sin antes herir a Bond con un cuchillo escondido en su zapato. El desenlace de esto se ve en la novela Dr. No, en donde Bond se cura.

Автор: Fleming lan
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Автор: Demille Nelson
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Dekorator

Czytając "Dekoratora" – kolejną kryminalną powieść Akunina, ktora wpadła mi w łapki, cały czas zadawałem sobie jedno pytanie. Czyżby prawdą byłoby twierdzenie, że, jak mówią niektórzy, w literaturze, tak jak w muzyce, było już wszystko i od jakiegoś czasu autorzy eksploatują znane wzorce, zestawiając je jedynie po swojemu (vide "czarne" wersje znanych piosenek)?

"Dekorator" to nic innego, jak dopisanie nowego rozdziału do znanej na całym świecie historii mordercy z White Chappel, czyli Kuby Rozpruwacza. Akunin napisał sprawną opowiastkę, flancując Jacka Rippera na rosyjską ziemię, rozpruwając kilka brzuchów i popisując się przenikliwością swego prywatnego Sherlocka, czyli carskiego urzędnika Erasta Fandorina. Dobre to, łatwe i przyjemne, ale nic poza tym. Moim zdaniem, tylko dla miłośników gatunku.

Автор: Akunin Boris
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Dead Giveaway

She's a Texas heiress and a brand-new P.I. specializing in adoption cases. But Abby Rose focuses more on what money can't buy-like answers in a case of a baby abandoned years ago and a present-day murder.

Автор: Sweeney Leann
Серия: Yellow Rose Mysteries
 
Der Blaue Express

Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN

© 1928 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company.

Автор: Christie Agatha
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Das Staatsgeheimnis

Der erfolglose Schauspieler Eddie Davies wird auf einer Südamerika-Tournee beauftragt, den herrschsüchtigen Diktator Colonel Bolivar als Doppelgänger zu vertreten. Davies wird dabei nicht nur heftig in die politischen Machenschaften des Diktators verwickelt, sondern muß sich zudem den Verführungsversuchen der zahlreichen Geliebten und der Frau des Diktators erwehren.


Sidney Sheldon ist zum Synonym für spannende Unterhaltung geworden. Seine Karriere begann in Hollywood und am Broadway. Erst mit fünfzig schrieb er seinen ersten Roman. Seither wurde jedes seiner Bücher ein Weltbestseller, und alle wurden fürs Kino oder Fernsehen verfilmt.


Deutsch von W. M. Riegel.

Автор: Sheldon Sidney
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Das dritte Gesicht

Ashley Patterson fühlt sich seit einiger Zeit beobachtet, verfolgt und bedroht. Die junge Angestellte einer Computerfirma gilt zwar als kühl und unnahbar, doch Feinde hat sie sich niemals gemacht. Als sie schließlich die handgeschriebene Drohung »Du wirst sterben!« auf ihrem Badezimmerspiegel entdeckt, weiß sie, daß ihr Instinkt sie nicht trügt: Sie schwebt in Lebensgefahr. Kurz darauf wird eine Reihe brutaler Morde an männlichen Opfern begangen, und Ashley gerät unter dringenden Tatverdacht. Denn die polizeilichen Ermittlungen ergeben, daß sie in allen Fällen zuletzt mit den Opfern gesehen wurde, und man nimmt an, daß sie die Morde in Panik begangen hat. Ashley, die fassungslos über diese Vorwürfe ist und sich das alles nicht erklären kann, wird verhaftet und aufgrund eindeutiger Indizien unter Anklage gestellt. Und erst der Starverteidiger David Singer, der von Ashleys Vater engagiert wird, bringt Licht in einen der aufsehenerregendsten Mordprozesse, die das Land je erlebt hat ...

Sidney Sheldon, dessen Romane als Klassiker der Spannungsliteratur gelten, ist ein absolutes Phänomen in der internationalen Buchwelt. Er begann seine Karriere in Hollywood und am Broadway mit Drehbüchern und Theaterstücken. Erst mit fünfzig schrieb er seinen ersten Roman: »Das nackte Gesicht«. Seither sind von ihm sechzehn weitere Bücher erschienen, jedes ein Weltbestseller, jedes in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und alle verfilmt. Sheldon lebt mit seiner Frau abwechselnd in Los Angeles, Palm Springs und London.


Die Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel »Tell Me Your Dreams«

Deutsch von Hans-Peter Krafft

Автор: Sheldon Sidney
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Автор: Forbes Colin
Серия: Tweed and Co
 
Death By Darjeeling

Ordinarily, Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop is an oasis of calm. But when tea shop owner, Theodosia Browning, caters the annual Lamplighter Tour of historic homes, one of the patrons turns up dead.  Never mind that it's Hughes Barron, a slightly scurrilous real estate developer. Theodosia's reputation is suddenly on the line. Aided by her friends and fellow tea shop entrepreneurs, Theo sets about to unravel the mystery of the deadly Darjeeling and encounters a number of likely suspects. 

Tanner Joseph, the fiery environmentalist, held a grudge against the developer for his misuse of land. Timothy Neville, the octogenarian majordomo for the Heritage Society, opposed Hughes Barron's election to the board. And Barron's unsavory partner might very well profit from a cleverly written buy-sell agreement!

Автор: Childs Laura
Серия: A Tea Shop Mystery
 
Автор: Brown Dan
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Divine Misdemeanors

You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kin's treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heir — all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world — and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness.

While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.

But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.

I thought I'd left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever — even if they're magical.

Автор: Hamilton Laurell K
Серия: Merry Gentry
 
Deception aka Sanctum

Lachlan Harriot is in a state of shock. His wife Susie has been convicted of the murder of serial killer Andrew Gow, a prisoner in her care. Unless Harriot can come up with grounds for an appeal in two weeks' time, Susie will be given a life sentence, depriving her of her home, her family and her two-year-old daughter.

Harriot is convinced that his wife, a respected forensic psychiatrist, is innocent, and each night climbs the stairs to Susie's study where he goes through her papers, laboriously transcribing onto his computer her case notes, her interviews with Gow and his new wife Donna, and the press cuttings from the trial. But his search for the truth soon raises more questions than answers.

Why had Susie stolen a set of prison files and then lied about it? What was the precise nature of her relationship with Gow? And, most importantly, what is it in her study that she doesn't want her husband to find? As the documents on Harriot's computer begin to multiply, his perception of what really happened between Gow and Susie becomes ever more complex. But first he must decide what he's to do with a discovery that involves violence, sexual obsession, lust and ultimate betrayal.

In her first stand-alone novel following her acclaimed Garnethill trilogy, Denise Mina looks at the shifting sands that separate fact and fiction, perception and reality, responsibility and culpability. Sanctum is a powerful psychological portrait of people living on the edge, an account of the deals with the devil that lie beneath their apparent respectability, and the terrifying journeys they are prepared to make in order to survive.

Автор: Mina Denise
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Автор: Abbott Jeff
Серия: Jordan Poteet
 
Автор: Abbott Jeff
Серия: Jordan Poteet
 
Drop Shot

The young woman was shot dead in cold blood, dropped outside the stadium, in front of a stand selling Moet for USD 7.50 a glass. Once her tennis career had skyrocketed. Now, at the height of the US Open, the headlines were being made by another young player from the wrong side of the tracks. When Myron Bolitar investigates the killing he uncovers a connection between the two players and a six year old murder at an exclusive club. Suddenly Myron is in over his head. And with a dirty US senator, a jealous mother and the mob all drawn into the case, he finds himself playing the most dangerous game of all…

Автор: Coben Harlan
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Dzień Śmierci

Andrew Ryan, detektyw z Wydziału Zabójstw, znowu może pomóc w rozwikłaniu zagadki Tempe, a przy okazji i…sobie! Bo prywatnie samotność doskwiera przecież obojgu…

Автор: REICHS KATHY
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Dangerous Games

An anthology of stories

Extreme sports. Extreme future. Extreme collection.

Science fiction's most expert dreamers envision the computerized, high-risk games of the future in this winning collection. Features Robert Sheckley, Cory Doctorow, Kate Wilhelm, Alastair Reynolds, Vernor Vinge, Jonathan Letham, Gwyneth Jones, William Browning Spencer, Allen Steele, Terry Dowling, and Jason Stoddard.

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Dead Head

Fugitive Mom. That's the tabloid headline that rocks Springfield, Connecticut when one of the town's favorite ladies is discovered to be an escaped convict. With a little help from the always game Lucy Cavanaugh, Paula is hired to find out which of her neighbors is a fugitive from the law and why the long-kept secret has finally come out.

Автор: Harris Rosemary
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Ding Dong Dead

Doll restorer Gretchen Birch and the other Phoenix Dollers can hardly wait to open their doll museum. But when an out-of-town doll-maker meets her own maker, the Dollers's dream-come-true will soon prove more of a nightmare.

Автор: Baker Deb
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Deliciously Dangerous

Undercover agent Callie Carpenter is closing in on her elusive target, but she needs one man: Jammer, aka Shane McMasters – her target's right-hand guy and (coincidentally) an über-hottie Callie can't resist. And she won't!

Callie's playing a dangerous game. She can be as irresistible and ruthless as her persona demands.

But inevitably, even the most sensual games – involving good wine, good food and great sex – must come to an end. Her mission, should she choose to accept it, is an undercover seduction.with a delicious side of danger!

Автор: Anders Karen
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Death At Epsom Downs

There's plenty of excitement at Epsom Downs, as Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, watch the races from a box shared by Jennie Jerome Churchill and world-renowned actress, mistress and horse-trader Lillie Langtry. But the real excitement comes that evening, when Charles is called to investigate both the death of a Derby jockey and the theft of Lillie Langtry's jewels. Before long, there are no safe bets as Kate and Charles are pulled into Lillie Langtry's reckless social world, where lords and ladies run neck and neck with thieves and murderers-and the race for justice stands to be a photo finish.

Автор: Robin Paige
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Dr. Nyet

About The Series: Steve Victor is a man who studies sex. He studies it from all angles as well as upside-down and right-side-up. He not only studies it, he loves it and that makes his research even more fun. He is also the one-man organization known as O.R.G.Y. O.R.G.Y. stands for, according to Victor, the Organization for the Rational Guidance of Youth. He named it that because having a name that correctly indicated the true purpose of studying sex would likely get too many doors shut in his face and to Victor, the open doors meant more chances for money and the real meaning of Obtaining Research Grants for Yours truly. While Victor freely admits that he is working hard for grant money to continue his amazing life style, grants are not his only source of income for as he travels about the world, he also does odd jobs here and there for a 'most secret of American spy organizations'. This unnamed agency, which is definitely not the CIA, might send him to various action spots in the world but it is his lust that makes the spots get active.

Автор: Mark Ted
Серия: The Man from O.R.G.Y.
 
Dr. Nyet

About The Series: Steve Victor is a man who studies sex. He studies it from all angles as well as upside-down and right-side-up. He not only studies it, he loves it and that makes his research even more fun. He is also the one-man organization known as O.R.G.Y. O.R.G.Y. stands for, according to Victor, the Organization for the Rational Guidance of Youth. He named it that because having a name that correctly indicated the true purpose of studying sex would likely get too many doors shut in his face and to Victor, the open doors meant more chances for money and the real meaning of Obtaining Research Grants for Yours truly. While Victor freely admits that he is working hard for grant money to continue his amazing life style, grants are not his only source of income for as he travels about the world, he also does odd jobs here and there for a 'most secret of American spy organizations'. This unnamed agency, which is definitely not the CIA, might send him to various action spots in the world but it is his lust that makes the spots get active.

Автор: , Mark Ted
Серия: The Man from O.R.G.Y.
 
Dog Blood

On the heels of Patient Zero and Pride and Prejudice with Zombies comes David Moody's electrifying sequel to Hater in which humanity fights itself to the death against a backdrop of ultimate apocalyptic destruction.

In Dog Blood the Earth has been torn apart. Everyone is either human or Hater, victim or killer. Major cities have become vast refugee camps where human survivors cower together in fear. Amidst this indiscriminate fighting and killing, Danny McCoyne is on a mission to find his daughter, Ellis. Free of inhibitions, unrestricted by memories of the previous world, and driven by instinct, children are pure Haters and might well be the deciding factor in the future of the Hater race. But as McCoyne makes his way into the heart of human territory, an incident on the battlefield sets in place an unexpected chain of events, forcing him to question everything he believes he knows about the new order that has arisen and about the dynamic of the Hate itself.

Автор: Moody David
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Death In Ecstasy

The woman stretched both her hands out and the priest gave her the cup.

“The wine of ecstasy gives joy to your body and soul.”

She raised the cup to her lips. Her head tipped back until the last drop must have been drained. Suddenly she gasped violently. Her face twisted into an appalling grimace. She pitched forward like an enormous doll, jerked twice, and then was still…

She may have been in a state of ecstasy, but she was undoubtedly dead.

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
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Death in a White Tie

A murder in aristocratic circles. The seventh mystery in Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn series.

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Death At The Bar

Among the guests at the Plume of Feathers on the memorable evening of the murder were a West End matinée idol, a successful portrait painter, an Oxford-educated farmer’s daughter, a radical organizer and assorted rustics and villagers. Each of them had an opportunity to place the deadly poison on the dart that seemingly had been the instrument of murder. But no one admitted seeing any suspicious movement on the part of anyone else. And what exactly had been the method of the killer? This was the problem Inspector Alleyn had to solve — and he does so with all of his accustomed verve and brilliance.

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Death of a Peer

With a “sidekick” named Shakespeare, Inspector Alleyn singles out a killer from a glittering array of suspects…

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Death And The Dancing Footman

A footman should not be dancing when on duty. But suppose he does — what will be the consequences for the solving of a murder puzzle?

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Died in the Wool

“Murder. What a beastly soft sound the word makes!” With a corpse in a pack of raw wool…

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderic Alleyn
 
Death of a Fool

When the Sword Dancer's mock beheading becomes horribly real, it is Superintendent Roderick Alleyn who must discover who had the best motive for murder.

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Dead Water

“The body” was discovered by Inspector Roderick Alleyn himself, old friend of the deceased, eighty-three-year-old Miss Emily Pride. Miss Pride had been looking for trouble: the sole inheritor of a tiny island, site of a miraculous spring, she didn’t approve of the sudden flood of visitors in search of miracles. So she threatened to close the spring. And that brought her what she’d been looking for…

Автор: Marsh Ngaio
Серия: Roderick Alleyn
 
Автор: Woods Stuart
Серия: Stone Barrington
 
Автор: Womack Steven
Серия: Denton
 
Dexter tast in het duister

Overdag werkt Dexter als analist voor de politie, s avonds geeft hij toe aan zijn onverzadigbare honger om mensen te doden. Als een Robin Hood onder de seriemoordenaars vermoordt hij alleen die mensen die wat hem betreft de dood verdienen. Op de campus van de universiteit van Miami zijn twee studenten gevonden, verbrand en onthoofd, met op de plaats van hun hoofd een sculptuur van een stierenkop. Hoewel deze gruwelijke aanblik Dexter koud laat, is er toch iets wat Dexters innerlijke stem, de Zwarte Ruiter, naar de achtergrond doet verdwijnen. Dexter staat er voor het eerst in zijn leven helemaal alleen voor. Naast de beproevingen op zijn werk, krijgt Dexter ook privé te maken met nieuwe uitdagingen. Zijn twee stiefkinderen Cody en Astor lijken ook moordlustige neigingen te ontwikkelen. Wie is er een beter voorbeeld dan Dexter om hen op te voeden en te leren hun aandrang tot moord te kanaliseren?

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия:
 
De linkerhand van God

Dexter Morgan is geen alledaagse politieagent. Naast zijn werk op het forensisch laboratorium van de politie van Miami heeft hij nog een duistere kant: hij moordt.

Hij heeft een overzadigbare honger naar geweld en een groot verlangen om mensen te vermoorden van wie hij vindt dat zij de dood verdienen. Hij beschouwt zichzelf als de linkerhand van God.

Wanneer een seriemoordenaar een aantal prostituees begint te vermoorden, wordt Dexter bij het onderzoek betrokken. Hij raakt eerst gefascineerd door de briljante en sadistische methode van de nieuwe seriemoordenaar, maar later voelt hij zich bedreigd en uitgedaagd door de moordenaar, wanneer deze Dexters moordmethodes blijkt toe te passen en te kopiëren. Een confrontatie lijkt onvermijdelijk.

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter (nl)
 
Dexters sinistere schepping

Overdag werkt Dexter als bloedanalist. ’s Nachts geeft hij toe aan zijn onverzadigbare verlangen mensen te doden. Maar als seriemoordenaar met een moreel besef, vermoordt hij alleen de mensen die de dood verdienen.

Na zijn huwelijksreis is Dexter zo goed als menselijk. Het huwelijksleven schijnt hem goed te doen en zijn moorddadige hobby lijkt onder controle. Maar oude liefde roest niet. Als er in Miami een nieuwe seriemoordenaar opduikt, is Dexter’s buitengewone gevoel voor rechtvaardigheid terug van weggeweest.

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
Серия: Dexter (nl)
 
Death Comes to Pemberley

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.

Автор: James P D
Серия:
 
Der Schakal

Der Schakal: Ein Superkiller aus London, angeheuert von den Offizieren der französischen Untergrundorganisation OAS. Das ausersehene Opfer: Frankreichs Staatspräsident, der best bewachte Staatsmann der Welt.

Der Schakal, ein hoch dotierter Berufsmörder, ist ein Mann mit tausend Masken. Er kennt nur zwei Leidenschaften: Geld und die Lust an der Präzision. Der Autor folgt der Spur der intelligenten Bestie quer durch Europa. Kommissar Lebel gelingt es schließlich, den Mann, der auf keiner Fahndungsliste der Welt auftaucht, einzukreisen, nur um ihn um so sicherer auf sein Opfer zuzutreiben. Die Jagd steigert sich zum Duell des französischen Polizeiapparates mit dem todbringenden Einzelgänger.


Автор: Forsyth Frederick
Серия:
 
Dead Of Night

Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, puts futuristic lieutenant Eve Dallas in a supernatural showdown with a most seductive criminal: a vampire.

An ancient coin whisks an American woman and a modern-day earl into the past-and into each other's arms-in a stirring tale from Mary Blayney.

When a city girl visits a Scottish castle in Ruth Ryan Langan's story, she is thrust into a timeless romance with a mighty Highland laird.

And Mary Kay McComas gives an unhappy wife a magic-carpet ride into an alternate reality to show her the grass isn't always greener.

Автор: Robb J D
Серия:
 
D is for Deadbeat

From Publishers Weekly

"D" is for Detective Kinsey Millhone, given $25,000 of stolen drug money by a drunkard named Daggett who then dies in a drowning. When she decides to deliver the money to Daggett's designee, a young man who was the sole survivor of an auto accident perpetrated by Daggett, Kinsey finds herself in a dilemma: too many "D's" are after the loot. There are two Mrs. Daggetts, a daughter, the drug dealers and a determined killer who soon claims a second life. At this point, Grafton's lively, well-written adventure develops a deadly flaw. Kinsey comes upon the second victim shortly after he's been shot. Though dying, he is conscious and coherent. Why, then, doesn't she ask who did it? When asked the same thing by the police, she says, "I didn't want the last minutes of his life taken up with that stuff"a humane but unlikely rejoiner from any private eye. Even so, the pleasure of this story comes through. Let's give it a "D" for Dandy.

Автор: Grafton Sue
Серия:
 
Dotyk zła

Kontrowersyjna, mroczna powieść debiutantki na czołowych miejscach światowych list bestsellerów.

Uznany za seryjnego mordercę i skazany na śmierć za trzy potworne zbrodnie, Ronald Jeffreys został stracony. Mieszkańcy Platte City odetchnęli z ulgą, bo skończył się ich koszmar. Nikt jednak nie wiedział, jak straszliwą tajemnicę zabrał ze sobą do grobu Jeffreys. Trzy miesiące poźniej znaleziono martwe ciało następnego chłopca. Zginął w taki sam sposób, jak ofiary Jeffreysa. Koszmar powrócił ze zdwojoną siłą. Czyżby pojawił się naśladowca?

Śledztwo w tej sprawie prowadzi szeryf Nick Morelli. Ma więcej doświadczenia w uwodzeniu kobiet niż w poszukiwaniu seryjnych morderców. FBI przydziela mu do pomocy wybitną specjalistkę w dziedzinie tworzenia portretów psychologicznych zbrodniarzy, agentkę specjalną Maggie O'Dell. Maggie wnikliwie sprawdza poszlaki, bada ślady pozostawione przez mordercę. Pozwala jej to naszkicować makabryczny portret osoby, która została oskarżona i stracona!

Tymczasem ginie następna ofiara, zaś kolejny chłopiec zostaje uprowadzony. Nick i Maggie zaczynają rozumieć, że zabrnęli w ślepy zaułek. Każdy kolejny trop prowadzi donikąd, a czas ucieka. Czyżby mieli dać bezwzględnemu mordercy szansę udoskonalenia swoich zbrodni?

"Thriller, który trzyma w napięciu do ostatniej strony, pełen zwrotów akcji i mylnych tropów". – "Mystery Scene"

"Ten debiut powieściowy pulsuje napięciem… Postać Maggie, dzielnej agentki FBI, która na co dzień stawia czoło potwornym zbrodniom, na zawsze pozostaje w pamięci". – "Library Journal"

Автор: Kava Alex
Серия:
 
Dance Upon the Air

Amazon.com Review

Setting: Three Sisters Island, coast of New England, present day

Sensuality rating: 6

Perennial New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts's new Three Sisters Island trilogy is pure magic! No, I mean really magic. An intriguing combination of The Witches of Eastwick and Sleeping With the Enemy, Dance Upon the Air introduces readers to the idyllic town of Three Sisters Island. Reputedly conjured by a trio of sisters seeking to escape the Salem witch-hunts, the island remains a place of quiet refuge for one and all, including pretty Nell Channing who arrives in town afraid of her own shadow, with few possessions and no past. But the warm, sunny days and cool, windswept nights, as well as the loving concern of new friends-especially hunky sheriff Zack Todd-soon lure skittish Nell into a much-welcome fresh life. Nell's new boss, the captivatingly lovely bookstore owner Mia Devlin (look for Mia's story, hopefully, in the not-too-distant future), wonders from what or whom Nell is running. Mia treats Nell as she would a sister, which isn't too far off the mark, helping Nell discover and explore her inner resources while Zack's romantic attentions bring a rosy glow to Nell's cheeks and to her future. But something wicked this way comes… Will Nell be ready to face and conquer her past? Even with the love and support of Mia, Zack, and Zack's fellow police officer, his peppery, down-to-earth sister Ripley, Nell has the fight of her life-the fight for her life-on her hands. Roberts continues to delight fans and create new believers with her talent and imagination.

From Publishers Weekly

The first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy set on Three Sisters island invokes the sensitive characterizations and magic that distinguished her previous trilogy (Jewels of the Sun; Tears of the Moon; Heart of the Sea). An enchanted island off the coast of Massachusetts, Three Sisters was formed as a sanctuary by three frightened witches fleeing persecution. Although the witches found peace on the island, each of them entered into an ill-fated relationship and died tragically. Now their descendants Nell Channing, Ripley Todd and Mia Devlin have to break the pattern set by their foremothers, or the island will sink. This first book focuses on Nell, a newcomer to the island who escaped her abusive husband by staging her death. Nell is unaware that she's a witch, but she is instinctively drawn to the island and secures a job as a chef in the caf‚ owned by Mia. Between coping with her bleak memories and deciding whether she can give her heart to Zach Todd, Ripley's brother and the island sheriff, Nell has little time to digest the discovery that she's a witch. In the end, however, Nell will have to come to terms with her newfound powers so that she can fight her all-too-demented husband. It's probably witchcraft that Roberts can turn out so many books and still create something that's sexy and charming, but in this tale, it's evident that she hasn't lost her fairy touch. (June 5)Forecast: No stranger to bestseller lists, Roberts triumphed in 2000 with the release of two hardcovers and eight mass market paperbacks, seven of which sold in the millions. National radio advertising and print advertisements in USA Today will ensure that her latest hits the big time as well.

Автор: Roberts Nora
Серия:
 
Dead Certain

The fifth tension-laden adventure for Carol Ashton, featuring the classic closed room puzzle mystery buffs adore.

Автор: McNab Claire
Серия:
 
Dom szkieletów

Kiedy John udaje się do swojej nowej pracy w agencji nieruchomości pana Vane'a w Streatham, nawet nie przypuszcza, co go czeka. Jedyny klient, jaki odwiedza tego dnia biuro, znika bez śladu wraz z wypożyczonym kluczem do posiadłości. John i jego przyjaciółka Lucy próbują wyjaśnić tę zagadkę. Wkrótce okazuje się, iż w równie tajemniczy sposób zniknęli kiedyś nabywcy innych spośród blisko trzydziestu nieruchomości znajdujących się na tajnej liście pana Vane'a, a miejscowy dziennikarz, który interesował się sprawą został zamordowany. Tymczasem w jednym z okolicznych budynków w trakcie rozbiórki robotnicy odnajdują zamurowane szkielety kilkudziesięciu osób. Niektóre z kości wyglądają na zupełnie świeże…

John i Lucy nie zdają sobie sprawy z niezwykłych mocy czających się w ścianach domów należących do Vane'a ani z tego, że im również zagraża śmiertelne niebezpieczeństwo…

Автор: Masterton Graham
Серия:
 
Dekalog Dobrego Dextera

Dexter, znany z Demonów dobrego Dextera uroczy potwór w ludzkiej skórze, w drugim thrillerze Jeffa Lindsaya wciąż trzyma się swojej zasady: zabija tylko innych seryjnych zabójców. Nikt nie podejrzewa, że wzorowy pracownik policyjnego laboratorium nocami staje się katem, który wymierza swoją sprawiedliwość. Nikt, poza jednym wścibskim policjantem. Tak, sierżant Doakes to pierwszy problem Dextera. Drugi: wyrafinowany morderca, przy którym "metody pracy” Dextera wydają się jemu samemu dziecinną zabawą. Ale najgorsze, że coś łączy te dwa problemy…

Автор: Lindsay Jeffry P
Серия:
 
Dead Man Waltzing

The Grande Dame of the ballroom, Corrinne Blakely, has had a career in dancing for close to fifty years. She's seen, heard and experienced it all. Now she wants to tell all…but, someone out there will do what it takes to keep that from happening. Unfortunately, when she keeled over at lunch, her dining companion was Maurice Goldberg, one of the instructors at Graysin Motion Dance Studio.

The studio owner, Stacy Graysin, is sad to hear of Corrine's passing but when she hears it was murder and that Maurice is the prime suspect, she knows she needs to start asking questions. Detective Lissy reminds Stacy what happened the last time. How could Stacy forget? She got shot and her studio was set on fire. Eh, minor details!

Things have been getting back to normal but she just can't let Maurice take the rap for something he didn't do. Besides, she needs Maurice at the studio. Corrine had quite the notorious life during her career including finding time for seven ex-husbands and one of them was Maurice. One of them must have had an axe to grind… or not. Corrine didn't win so many competitions during her career without stepping on some toes.

Can Stacy dance her way around the numerous suspects and motives to find the right one before Maurice takes his last step on the dance floor?

What a fun series this one is becoming! I read the first book and really enjoyed it hoping the sequel would be just as good. It is! For cozy fans and for those who like to read a little behind the scenes in the dance world, this will be the perfect fit.

Автор: Barrick Ella
Серия:
 
Domingo Negro

Con una impresionante hoja de servicios, el veterano de la guerra de Vietnam Michael J. Lander proyecta un diabólico atentado, que tendrá en jaque a los servicios de seguridad. Cuando concibió la operación, no pensó que necesitaría ayuda, pero, a medida que urdía su plan, decidió darle una nueva dimensión con el apoyo de Septiembre Negro y una coartada política. Poco después, el proyecto cobra forma y le depara un insospechado encuentro con Dahlia Iyad, una hermosa mujer que lucha por la causa de la liberación de Palestina.

Автор: Harris Thomas
Серия:
 
Der Club Dumas

Auch die Leidenschaft nach Büchern birgt Gefahren. Zwei bibliophile Kostbarkeiten werden Lucas Corso zum Verhängnis: ein kostbarer okkulter Band, dessen Drucker vor Jahrhunderten auf dem Scheiterhaufen endete, und das Kapitel eines Originalmanuskriptes von Alexandre Dumas. Sind beide wirklich echt? Diese Frage stürzt den cleveren Bücherjäger Corso in einem Strudel von Intrigen, Verbrechen und Abenteuer. Dabei ist er eigentlich genau der richtige für die Aufgabe -recherchiert er doch im Auftrag von Antiquaren, Buchhändlern und Sammlern nach prachtvollen Erstausgaben, skurrilen Sonderauflagen und wertvollen Wiegendrucken. Doch manche Bücherschätze entzünden offensichtlich Leidenschaften, die geradewegs in den Wahnsinn führen können!

Tod und Teufel kommen ins Spiel, werden zu Figuren auf einem imaginären Schachbrett. Verfolgungsjagden, echte und falsche Liebschaften, Reisen durch halb Europa, mysteriöse Gestalten wie aus einem Agatha-Christ-Krimi oder ConanDoyle-Roman bestimmen die packende Geschichte des »Club Dumas«. Arturo Perez-Reverte macht seine Leser mit vergessenen Dokumenten, rätselhaften Holzschnitten und literarischen Perlen bekannt - und beteiligt sie an der Aufdeckung eines dunklen Geheimnisses, das seinesgleichen sucht in der Bücherwelt.


Autor

Noch vor kurzem war Arturo Perez-Reverte (Jahrgang 1951) ein Geheimtip für Leser und Leserinnen auf der Suche nach literarischen Leckerbissen: Heute gilt der ehemalige Reporter für Presse, Funk und Fernsehen als einer der erfolgreichsten Schriftsteller Europas. Nicht allein die Leserschaft in Spanien hat Perez-Reverte mit seinen spannenden und wissensreichen Romanen im Sturm erobert. Mittlerweile sind seine Bücher in elf Sprachen übersetzt und in achtzehn Ländern erschienen.


Die spanische Originalausgabe erschien 1993 unter dem Titel »El Club Dumas«

verfilmt unter dem Titel »Die 9 Pforten« mit Johnny Depp

Автор: érez-Reverte Arturo
Серия:
 
Deadlock

When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin, the intrepid V.I. Warshawski, questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith Wesson, V.I. follows a trail of violence and corruption to the center of the Windy City's powerful shipping industry. Dodging attempts on her life with characteristic grit and humor, V.I. wends her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters, ruthless businessmen, and gorgeous ballerinas, to ferret out Boom Boom's killers before they take her out of the picture – permanently.

Автор: Paretsky Sara
Серия:
 
Автор: Halliday Brett
Серия: Michael Shayne
 
Dead Shot

In this follow-up to the highly successful Kill Zone, former Marine sniper Kyle Swanson faces his most deadly enemy yet, a legendary enemy sniper working with a fringe Islamic organization that has created a terrifying new weapon of mass destruction

In Baghdad's Green Zone, an Iraqi scientist is murdered just before he is to reveal the monstrous secret that Saddam Hussein took to his grave: the Palace of Death, home to a chemical weapon that Islamic militants quietly have been developing and whose formula is nearly complete. The assassination is the work of a mysterious sniper called Juba, who was originally trained by the British but now works with a twisted mastermind determined to wrest leadership of the terrorist world from Al Qaeda.

Kyle Swanson, once the top sniper in the Marine Corps, has become the key member in a secret special operations team known as Task Force Trident. When Juba tests the new weapon by killing hundreds of people at a British royal wedding in London, Swanson is assigned to hunt down his old special ops rival.

The birth of a new reign of global terror can be stopped only by a confrontation between the two best snipers in the world, a duel in which the first shot wins. Usually.

Серия:
 
Dame Tus Ojos

El comisario Harald se enfrenta al caso más difícil de su carrera: en un apacible paraje de la ciudad de Forshälla, en Finlandia, ha sido hallado el cadáver de una mujer joven, sin ojos y con una «A» grabada en el estómago. A este cadáver le siguen otros dos que presentan mutilaciones similares.

El veterano policía, famoso por meterse en la piel del asesino más allá de los límites de lo razonable, solo cuenta con una pista: unas cartas halladas en casa de las víctimas donde estas confiesan sus secretos más íntimos, sus culpas y sus pecados. Cuando él también recibe una carta, la trama da un giro inesperado que conducirá al desconcertado lector a descubrir al asesino, antes que el propio comisario Harald, en un sorprendente final.

Автор: Pettersson Torsten
Серия:
 
Damage Control

The hostages are young: a bus full of teenagers on a church mission. The ransom demands are explicit: deliver three million dollars-with zero involvement from law enforcement-or all captives will be executed. But rescue specialist Jonathan Grave doesn't believe in ultimatums. For him and his elite team at Security Solutions, it's all about protecting the innocent. Now Grave must face the chilling possibility that someone within the U.S. government has a deadly secret to protect-one that could jeopardize national security like never before…

Автор: Gilstrap John
Серия: , Jonathan Grave
 
Disharmony

A psychopath… an empath… a genius.

Three siblings who will save the world – or destroy it.

They know nothing of each other. They know nothing of the Telling.

But they’ll need to learn fast if they’re going to survive…

A gripping new series about a collision of worlds, the power of destiny, and the darkness in us all…

Автор: Giarratano Leah
Серия:
 
Deadline In Athens

Petros Markaris's crime fiction has won critical acclaim around the world. His suspense novels are propelled by intricate plots and peopled by villains and all-too-human heroes tangled up in the peculiar ways of contemporary Greece, and at their heart is junta-trained homicide squad chief Costas Haritos. Deadline in Athens finds Inspector Haritos called to the scene of a murder: the renowned TV journalist Janna has been killed in the broadcasting studio just as she was about to go on the air with some sensational news. Haritos's investigation sucks him deep into the nasty world of the Greek media. When Janna's successor also is murdered, Haritos steps up his investigation. He nearly gets suspended from his job because his theories make various important people uncomfortable. In the end, the killer he unmasks comes as a shocking surprise. The first of three novels featuring Inspector Haritos, Deadline in Athens exposes the corruption that has pervaded both private and public life in Greece since the fall of the military dictatorship, the advent of a democratic government, and the explosion of barely controlled private entrepreneurship.

Автор: Markaris Petros
Серия: , Inspector Costas Haritos
 
Deadline In Athens

Petros Markaris's crime fiction has won critical acclaim around the world. His suspense novels are propelled by intricate plots and peopled by villains and all-too-human heroes tangled up in the peculiar ways of contemporary Greece, and at their heart is junta-trained homicide squad chief Costas Haritos. Deadline in Athens finds Inspector Haritos called to the scene of a murder: the renowned TV journalist Janna has been killed in the broadcasting studio just as she was about to go on the air with some sensational news. Haritos's investigation sucks him deep into the nasty world of the Greek media. When Janna's successor also is murdered, Haritos steps up his investigation. He nearly gets suspended from his job because his theories make various important people uncomfortable. In the end, the killer he unmasks comes as a shocking surprise. The first of three novels featuring Inspector Haritos, Deadline in Athens exposes the corruption that has pervaded both private and public life in Greece since the fall of the military dictatorship, the advent of a democratic government, and the explosion of barely controlled private entrepreneurship.

Автор: Markaris Petros
Серия: , Inspector Costas Haritos
 
Death Is in the Air

Meet Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton. She's the house-rich, money-poor keeper of the Manor – and keeper of the peace. In WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. But Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House, stubbornly insists that life must go on. Sitting Marsh residents depend on Elizabeth to make sure things go smoothly. Which means everything from sorting out gossip to solving the occasional murder. "Dangerous Enemy on the Loose!" read the newspaper headlines. When a German pilot crash-lands and escapes into the nearby woods, locals are in a panic. But Lady Elizabeth caught a good glimpse of the fellow as he parachuted down, and he seemed nothing more than a harmless, terrified young boy. Until a local girl is found murdered the very day he disappears. Coincidence? The constable thinks not. But Elizabeth suspects everyone's jumping to conclusions. And once again, she's in the thick of a murderous muddle, combing for clues and searching for answers before more trouble ignites.

Автор: Kingsbury Kate
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Decked With Folly

Make room for murder with all the trimmings in the latest of the Pennyfoot Hotel Christmas mystery series.

It's the holiday season and the Pennyfoot staff is brimming with anticipation. The scents of the season overflow from the kitchen and the country club's halls are decorated with festive displays thanks to Cecily's dear friend Madeline. But when one of Cecily's candlesticks disappears, she realizes someone is lacking in Christmas spirit.

Petty thievery seems the least of Cecily's problems after she learns a former employee has been found dead in her duck pond. He hasn't worked at the Pennyfoot in years, but his ex-wife is still their head maid-and now she heads the list of suspects. And when Madeline has a vision of more misfortune to come, Cecily starts feeling more jinxed than jolly. Now a killer and a thief must be taken off the guest list in order to put the merry back into Christmas.

Автор: Kingsbury Kate
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Death, Snow, and Mistletoe

Murder in the holiday spirit

It was Christmas in Lickin Creek, and all through the town something was stirring…The borough council was quarreling about the color of the Christmas lights. A social worker wouldn't let a living baby be part of the town's living crèche. And some ladies were stretching the limits of their leotards in a pageant called the Nutcracker. All in all, former New Yorker Tori Miracle was basking in the quaint glow of her adopted Pennsylvania town, when suddenly the season went sour. A boy was missing. A thirty-year-old mystery resurfaced. And now two people have been murdered. With her boyfriend-the town police chief-out of town, Tori must help his befuddled replacement. And what she finds out, or should be finding out, is making Tori the next target-of someone only in the mood for murder…

Автор: Malmont Valerie S
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Dark Paradise

Marilee Jennings came to New Eden, Montana for a much needed break, but the dream soon turns into a nightmare when her best friend is murdered. J D Rafferty is a hardened rancher, a man whose rough charm and dark desires Mari finds impossible to resist. But when his way of life is threatened, he is determined to protect it, nomatter who gets in the way. Someone else has a stake in the wild beauty of New Eden. Someone with an appetite for evil – and the power to turn a slice of heaven into a dark paradise…

Автор: Hoag Tami
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Double Impact

In a world where nothing is as it seems, who can you trust?

TESS GERRITSEN'S

Never Say Die

Willy Jane Maitland traveled to Saigon to uncover what had happened to her father, missing in action twenty years ago. Instead she found intrigue – and murder. Only the rumpled and irreverent ex-soldier Guy Barnard seemed willing to help. But as Willy was about to discover, even Guy had his hidden motives, his shocking secrets… and Vietnam was a dangerous place to fall in love.

DEBRA WEBB'S

No Way Back

Michal Arad wanted vengeance when he kidnapped former CIA agent Ami Donovan, claiming she'd posed as his lover to set him up as an assassin. But Ami had amnesia and no way of knowing the truth… until Michal took her in his arms. In spite of her fear, Ami sensed Michal wasn't a ruthless killer, but the man she'd once loved… and the father of her child.

Автор: Gerritsen Tess, Webb Debra
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Dear Irene

Still recovering from injuries sustained in her last murder investigation, reporter Irene Kelly dutifully hobbles back to work, only to get lured into another case of murder and mayhem. On her very first day back, Irene is “welcomed” by a threatening bit of fan mail from someone who calls himself “Thanatos” – the ancient Greek name for “Death.” Though Irene shrugs it off as a prank, she soon learns to take Thanatos at his word. As Thanatos’ letters keep coming, each cleverly wrapped in mythological puzzles, the bodies mount – as does the tension in southern California ’s beach community of Las Piernas. Unwilling to be a pawn in a killer’s deadly game, Irene Kelly knows she must take action. Taunted by phone calls and deadly threats from a killer known only to her as Thanatos, Irene ignores warnings from her worried fiancé, homicide detective Frank Harriman, and embarks on her most dangerous case yet. As Irene unravels the clues to the case – each one embedded in ancient riddles and mythic puzzles – Thanatos watches her every move with a fascination that brings him too close for comfort. Yet Irene will stop at nothing to unveil the true identity of this genius of death, even if it means playing into the hands of a killer who is determined to make her part of his deadly destiny.

Автор: Burke Jan
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Мать талантливого юноши Алика Бона раздирают противоречивые чувства. Ликование – так как порочная девица, безраздельно владевшая сердцем ее дорогого мальчика, вытравлена из его жизни навсегда. И смятение, потому что тот, кто это сделал, не матерый убийца, не грабитель, не насильник. Скорее всего, обычный человек, обуреваемый ревностью. А у сына, безумно любившего задушенную красотку, был повод бесноваться из-за многочисленных «спонсоров» девушки и осознанно отомстить. К несчастью, Лариса Бон не одинока в своих подозрениях: следователь Марк Садовников думает так же…

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Der Zorn der Götter

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Diane Stevens wagt das Unglaubliche: Sie belastet den wegen Mordes angeklagten Mafia-Paten Tony Altieri vor Gericht. Kurz danach entgeht sie auf dem Heimweg nur knapp einem Mordanschlag. Und als sie zu Hause ankommt, erwartet sie bereits eine entsetzliche Nachricht Ihr Mann Richard ist ermordet aufgefunden worden. Ein Racheakt von Altieri? Da wird bekannt, dass in derselben Nacht in Amerika und Europa auch drei Kollegen Richards unter mysteriösen Umständen ums Leben kamen. Richard war bei der Kingsley International Group mit streng geheimen Forschungsarbeiten zum Klimawandel befasst - Forschungen, die viel Macht und Geld versprechen. Firmenboss Tanner Kingsley lässt daraufhin eigene Ermittlungen anstellen. Er lädt Diane und Kelly Harris, deren Mann ebenfalls zu den Mordopfern gehört, zu einem Gespräch ein. Als bald danach auf die zwei jungen Witwen geschossen wird, verstecken sie sich in panischer Angst in einem kleinen Hotel. Und noch bevor sie erkennen können, vor wem sie nun tatsächlich fliehen müssen, hat bereits eine gnadenlose Jagd auf die beiden Frauen begonnen ...

Autor

Sidney Sheldon hat unzählige Leser auf der ganzen Welt mit seinen Romanen, Theaterstücken und Drehbüchern unterhalten. Vielfach preisgekrönt, u. a. mit einem »Oscar«, erreichte er mit seinen Romanen jedes Mal Spitzenplätze auf der »New-York-Times«-Bestsellerliste. Er ist der am häufigsten übersetzte Autor der Welt, womit er sogar einen Eintrag im »Guinness Buch der Rekorde« erzielte. Sidney Sheldon lebt in Los Angeles und Palm Springs.


Original: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Автор: Sheldon Sidney
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Dead Line

MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is summoned to a meeting with her boss Charles Wetherby, head of the Service's Counter-Espionage Branch. His counterpart over at MI6 has received alarming intelligence from a high-placed Syrian source. A Middle East peace conference is planned to take place at Gleneagles in Scotland and several heads of state will attend. The Syrians have learned that two individuals are mounting an operation to disrupt the peace conference in a way designed to be spectacular, laying the blame at Syria's door.The source claims that Syrian Intelligence will act against the pair, presumably by killing them. No one knows who they are or what they are planning to do. Are they working together? Who is controlling them? Or is the whole story a carefully laid trail of misinformation? It is Liz's job to find out. But, as she discovers, the threat is far greater than she or anyone else could have imagined. The future of the whole of the Middle East is at stake and the conference deadline is drawing ever closer.

Автор: Rimington Stella
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Daltónico

El hallazgo de los cadáveres de dos mujeres en el Bronx despierta la preocupación de la policía. El asesino se ensañó con las víctimas, las destripó y con su sangre pintó un lienzo que dejó como macabra firma personal en la escena del crimen. Kate McKinnon historiadora del arte y ex policía es contactada para llevar a cabo la investigación. Aunque reacia en un principio a involucrarse en el tema, McKinnon se verá empujada a hacerlo cuando el asesino, de forma brutal, reclame su atención. A medida que se suceden los crímenes, siempre acompañados del particular sello del homicida, McKinnon irá haciéndose una idea más definida del ser que se halla detrás de los mismos y descubrirá que se enfrenta a un psicópata con una extraña obsesión por el arte. Jonathan Santlofer autor de El artista de la muerte, además de reputado pintor estadounidense vuelca tensión y suspense en un thriller que toma Nueva York como escenario para presentarnos a una investigadora que debe apoyarse en sus conocimientos de arte, sus antiguos compañeros de la policía y un psiquiatra para frenar los arrebatos de un perverso asesino en serie.

Автор: Santlofer Jonathan
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Автор: Ash MAureen
Серия: Templar knight
 
Dis bonjour à la dame

Bon, que je te dise…

Tu vas trouver relatée ici la première affaire de la « Paris Détective Agency » que je dirige avec le brio dont tu me sais capable.

Et cette première affaire, c'est pas la première venue, espère ! A cause de toutes les amazones qui la composent, moi, franchement, j'ai cru devenir chèvre. Ou plutôt bouc, ce qui est davantage dans mes emplois.

Avec les frangines, tu sais jamais où tu en es. D'autant que cette fois-ci, je suis tombé sur un lot de luronnes qui ont des choses au chose (ne serait-ce que les miennes !). Tu vas voir ces Jeanne d'Arc, mon neveu, vérolières et ignifugées ! Pour reconnaître le bon grain de l' ivresse, dans un pareil cheptel, faut le télescope géant du mont Palomar.

Et surtout pas craindre l'insomnie.

Heureusement que Béru et Pinuche sont là pour me tenir la chandelle par les deux bouts !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Dis bonjour à la dame

Bon, que je te dise…

Tu vas trouver relatée ici la première affaire de la « Paris Détective Agency » que je dirige avec le brio dont tu me sais capable.

Et cette première affaire, c'est pas la première venue, espère ! A cause de toutes les amazones qui la composent, moi, franchement, j'ai cru devenir chèvre. Ou plutôt bouc, ce qui est davantage dans mes emplois.

Avec les frangines, tu sais jamais où tu en es. D'autant que cette fois-ci, je suis tombé sur un lot de luronnes qui ont des choses au chose (ne serait-ce que les miennes !). Tu vas voir ces Jeanne d'Arc, mon neveu, vérolières et ignifugées ! Pour reconnaître le bon grain de l' ivresse, dans un pareil cheptel, faut le télescope géant du mont Palomar.

Et surtout pas craindre l'insomnie.

Heureusement que Béru et Pinuche sont là pour me tenir la chandelle par les deux bouts !

Автор: Dard édéric
 
Das Foucaultsche Pendel

"Seit die Menschen nicht mehr an Gott glauben, glauben sie nicht etwa an nichts mehr, sondern an alles." Alles, was existiert, ist Text, ist Begriff. Die Geschichte, das ist das Überlieferte, und das ist nichts anderes als Text. "Die Begriffe verbinden sich per Analogie, ...denn wenn man Zusammenhänge finden will, findet man immer welche, Zusammenhänge zwischen allem und jedem, die Welt explodiert zu einem wirbelnden Netz von Verwandtschaften, in dem alles auf alles verweist und alles alles erklärt." So entsteht Ecos "Großer Plan" von einer Weltverschwörung, der, auf historischen Realitäten basierend, nichts anderes ist, als ein Fälschungssystem, das wahr ist, weil es auf Analogien basiert. Alles ist wahr, nur die Verknüpfungen nicht. Es gibt keine Wirklichkeit außer der, die zwischen Partnern per Konsens verabredet wird. Mit dieser Formel wären wir (fast!) bei bei Lyotard angelangt, jenem Vertreter der Postmoderne, ohne den Eco kaum zu verstehen ist.

Was ist der "Große Plan" des Romans denn anderes als das "Erhabene", das nicht Darstellbare, aber Vorstellbare bei Lyotard? Die Idee vom unbeweglichen Punkt im Universum, an dem das Pendel aufgehängt ist? Oder jenes mystische Zentrum Agarttha? Den Verlust der "Großen Erzählungen" beklagt Eco nicht mehr. Vielmehr nutzt er die Möglichkeiten der Texte und erzählt mit den alten, großen Erzählungen neue Geschichten, Stories. Versucht Eco nicht auch, das narrative Wissen mit dem wissenschaftlichen zu verknüpfen, und ist es nicht zum Scheitern verurteilt, wie jeder Vereinheitlichungsversuch, schließlich werden sowohl Belpo als auch Casaubon verrückt? Schwindet sie nicht, die empirische Wirklichkeit? Zerstört Eco nicht den falschen Schein, der "im Glauben an höhere Ursprünge und Zwecke, an eine Teleologie des Weltablaufs besteht, und (lässt er nicht) die empirische Welt als eine prinzipiell scheinhafte vor uns erstehen?"

Belpo versucht indessen den ästhetischen Umgang mit der neuen Technologie, dem Computer, der ihn gar zum Schreiben bringt. Jene Technologie, die dem narrative Wissen den Todesstoß verpasst hat. Doch seine Texte sind nur als magnetische Spuren virtuell auf Diskette vorhanden. Die Auswirkungen der neuen Technologien (Computer, synthetisierte Bilder) sind der Gestalt, dass sie die traditionellen Dualismen des abendländischen Denkens sprengen und damit deren Kultur, für die diese Dualismen konstitutiv sind, verabschieden, wie Eco z.B. bei den grotesken, multimedialen, okkulten Zeremonien vorführt.

Eco parodiert die Denkweise der Hermeneutik (Okkultismus, Voodoo etc.) durch raffinierte scheinlogische Konstruktionen und wirft dabei alles durcheinander. Er gebiert sich radikal eklektizistisch. Das wäre gegen Lyotards Vorstellungen, aber der Eklektizismus, der herauskommt, erscheint so lächerlich wie Charles Moores Bau "Piazza d`Italia" in New Orleans. Das Ergebnis kann bei Ecos Denken nur als Parodie aufgefasst werden; die meisten Verrücktheiten des Romans sind schließlich hinterlistiges, intellektuelles Schelmentum!

Warum aber erzählt Eco die Geschichte der Templer in Westernmanier oder als Comic-Strip beim Whiskey in der Kneipe oder mit seiner Freundin im Bett? Etwa nur, um die nicht-Akademiker bei der (Lese)Stange zu halten? In den 60er Jahren und später waren jene Autoren, die sich in Kneipen und Betten bewegten und jeden modernen, elitären Anspruch von sich wiesen, Autoren wie Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg oder Jörg Fauser (mit seinem Roman Rohstoff), diejenigen, die man zuerst als postmodern bezeichnete. Ist Eco, wenn er auf diese Generation zurückverweist, wenn er, wie jene, auf Trivialmythen abhebt, von Casablanca bis zu Zitaten von Rockgruppen, nicht schon post-post-modern? Hat er die Postmoderne, die fortwährend ihre Moderne gebiert und umgekehrt, weil sie sich jeweils beinhalten, nicht schon hinter sich gelassen? Ist er nicht hochaktuell, wenn er vorführt, wie mit seiner Art der Wissenschaftsvermittlung umgegangen wird, nämlich dem Palavern über die Templer beim Knabbern im Bett? So, und nicht anders, wird heute Wissenschaft rezipiert! Es ist problematisch, den gesamten Roman mittels postmoderner Termini zu hinterfragen, doch ist sicher: Das Foucaultsche Pendel ist ein geistsprühender Krimi, ganz gleich welcher Blödsinn in manchen Rezensionen zu lesen war.

Matthias Kehle.


Die Originalausgabe erschien 1988 unter dem Titel Il pendolo di Foucault. 

Автор: Eco Umberto
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Dexters donkere demonen

Overdag werkt Dexter als bloedanalist voor de politie, ’s avonds geeft hij toe aan zijn onverzadigbare honger naar geweld en zijn grote verlangen mensen te doden. Als een Robin Hood onder de seriemoordenaars vermoordt hij alleen die mensen die de dood verdienen.

In dit tweede deel stuit de politie van Miami op een moordenaar die, terwijl het slachtoffer nog leeft, alles wegsnijdt: neus, ogen, oren, ledematen — echt alles. Daarmee vergeleken is Dexters gesnij maar kinderspel. Dexter ziet groen van jaloezie. Wie is deze kunstenaar?

Автор: Lindsay Jeff
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Автор: Haas Derek
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Deep Sky

The anomaly called the Breach is the government’s most carefully guarded secret.

But there is another secret even less known… and far more terrifying.

As the U.S. President addresses the nation from the Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins’ motives: “See Scalar.”

Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent—caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders—along with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart, have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery once spoken of in terrified whispers by the long since silenced. But their breakneck race cross-country—and back through time and malleable memory—is calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them. For Travis Chase has a dark destiny he cannot be allowed to fulfill…

Автор: Lee Patrick
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Die Tote im Klosterbrunnen

Als Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne königlichen Geblüts, in die Abtei Der Lachs aus den Drei Quellen kommt, wo sie den mysteriösen Mord an einer jungen Frau aufklären soll, trifft sie auf sehr befremdliche Zustände. Unter der wohlgeordneten Oberfläche scheinen sich allerlei Ränke, Eifersüchteleien, Ja Haß zu verbergen. Noch viel undurchsichtiger ist das Verhältnis der Äbtissin zum Herrn der Festung in unmittelbarer Nähe. Was nimmt es da Wunder, daß die Äbtissin, gegenwärtig die Hauptverdächtige in dem Mordfall, eine regelrechte Hetzjagd auf eine behinderte Schwester zuläßt, die eine zweite Leiche in der Abtei findet, und daß Fidelma auf dem Weg zur Festung beinahe von einem Bogenschützen getötet wird. Doch dem logischen Verstand Fidelmas bleibt nichts verborgen, und ihrem furchtlosen Vorgehen entkommt auf die Dauer kein noch so raffinierter Übeltäter.


Peter Tremayne ist das Pseudonym eines anerkannten Historikers, der sich auf die versunkene Kultur der Kelten spezialisiert hat. In seinen im 7. Jahrhundert spielenden historischen Romanen löst Schwester Fidelma, eine irische Nonne von königlichem Geblüt und gleichzeitig Anwältin bei Gericht, auf kluge und selbstbewußte Art die schwierigsten Fälle. Wegen des großen internationalen Erfolg seiner Serie um Schwester Fidelma wurde Peter Tremayne 2002 zum Ehrenmitglied der Irish Literary Society auf Lebenszeit ernannt.


Die Originalausgabe unter dem Titel The Subtle Serpent

Автор: Tremayne Peter
 
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Death of a Valentine

Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, may actually marry at last. The entire village of Lochdubh adores Macbeth's bride-to-be. Josie McSween is Hamish's new constable, and she is a pretty little thing, with glossy brown hair and big brown eyes. The local folk think that Josie is quite a catch, but Hamish couldn't be more miserable.

The wedding wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the murder of a beautiful woman in a nearby village. After the gorgeous woman receives a deadly Valentine's Day gift, Hamish and Josie take on the case. However, they soon discover that the list of the victim's admirers is endless. The case confirms Hamish's belief that love is extremely dangerous, but he still can't avoid the events that lead up to his celebrated engagement.

Автор: Beaton M C
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Dating Is Murder

Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist struggling to keep afloat financially and to pursue-despite a series of recent disasters-the search for the love of her life. She reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show Biological Clock. The show's premise: six eligible singles date each other, and the audience votes on which couple would make the best parents. Alas, Wollie isn't having much luck finding a man she'd like to date “off the air,” much less father her child. As the biological clock ticks away, Wollie gets caught up in a much more pressing demand on her time. Her friend Annika has vanished into thin air and Wollie is convinced that she's in grave danger.

When Wollie reports the disappearance to the Los Angeles Police Department, however, the detective assigned to the case seems more interested in dating Wollie than in finding her friend. So Wollie springs into action-and lands right in the middle of an FBI investigation into an international drug cartel. She soon finds herself being stalked by an assortment of threatening characters, including her fellow television contestants, who will stop at nothing to beat the clock.

With Dating Is Murder, Kozak delivers another sparkling treasure, a laugh-out-loud funny, literate mystery for readers of Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton, and for Kozak's own growing legion of fans.

Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist struggling to keep afloat financially and to pursue-despite a series of recent disasters-the search for the love of her life. She reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show Biological Clock. The show’s premise: six eligible singles date each other, and the audience votes on which couple would make the best parents. Alas, Wollie isn’t having much luck finding a man she’d like to date “off the air,” much less father her child. As the biological clock ticks away, Wollie gets caught up in a much more pressing demand on her time. Her friend Annika has vanished into thin air and Wollie is convinced that she’s in grave danger.

When Wollie reports the disappearance to the Los Angeles Police Department, however, the detective assigned to the case seems more interested in dating Wollie than in finding her friend. So Wollie springs into action-and lands right in the middle of an FBI investigation into an international drug cartel. She soon finds herself being stalked by an assortment of threatening characters, including her fellow television contestants, who will stop at nothing to beat the clock.

With Dating Is Murder, Kozak delivers another sparkling treasure, a laugh-out-loud funny, literate mystery for readers of Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton, and for Kozak’s own growing legion of fans.

Автор: Kozak Harley Jane
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Death, Guns and Sticky Buns

When a quaint Pennsylvania town hosts a Civil War reenactment, only the blood will be real…

How does a once-hip New Yorker get used to living in a quaint Pennsylvania town famous for its gooey, oversized sticky buns? For Tori Miracle, it means kissing her diet good-bye, always showing up in the wrong clothes, and struggling with a love life. And now that she's filling in for the editor of the Lickin Creek Chronicle and has the town newspaper to look after as well as her own dear fastidious felines, sometimes it means cosponsoring public events like a Civil War reenactment for the local women's college.

But when this charmingly authentic reenactment is done, and each man and woman has played his or her part to the hilt, it's clear that Tori has miscalculated again. Someone used one live bullet in an antique gun. And with a man dead, it's going to be up to the only city slicker in Lickin Creek to unravel a mystery of murder in a town where calories don't count, but murder does…

Автор: Malmont Valerie S
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