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In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman’s life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn’t?Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing.In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara’s fractured life.
Freshly trained detective Johannes “Hannes” Niehaus is brand-new to the Criminal Investigation Department. And his partner, unconventional veteran detective Fritz Janssen, isn’t the least bit thrilled to train a rookie.When a woman’s body washes up on the nearby shores of the Baltic Sea, Hannes gets his first taste of real crime—and a chance to prove himself. Quickly the investigation pulls him and Fritz into a whirlpool of dangerous, decades-old cover-ups. As the death count rises, the clues begin to lead them back to the Third Reich—and to harrowing crimes some people will do anything to keep hidden.W
Being rich isn’t fun; it’s a terror when a deadly expert starts gunning down the billionaires in New York. Suddenly, their untouchable world is vulnerable and all the private security they can buy won’t slow the sniper down. No more yachting. No charity galas. No dinners on the terrace. The Hamptons empty out just as the summer season begins.
Peter Swirski looks at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and reflects the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he documents the manifold ways in which such authorship and readership are a matter of informed literary choice and not of cultural brainwashing or declining literary standards. Asking, in effect, a series of questions about the nature of genre fiction as art, successive chapters look at American crime writers whose careers throw light on the hazards and rewards of nobrow traffic between popular forms and highbrow aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F.
Il romanzo è ambientato in Romagna nell’estate del 1945, subito dopo la fine della guerra. Il commissario De Luca, in fuga e ricercato per la sua partecipazione alla Polizia Politica della Repubblica di Salò, viene coinvolto nelle indagini su una strage di una famiglia. L’atmosfera, cupa e pesante, è quella legata alle vendette partigiane contro i fascisti, in uno stato che non ha ancora raggiunto la normalizzazione.
Tre scrittori amici, Eraldo Baldini, Carlo Lucarelli e Giampiero Rigosi, affrontano una nuova sfida letteraria, il medical thriller, e danno vita a una sarabanda che butta all’aria i luoghi comuni su che cosa è sano e che cosa è malato. "Rapidamente", "No smoking" e "Una lunga quaresima di paura" sono i testi raccolti in questo volume e firmati rispettivamente da Lucarelli, Rigosi e Baldini.
Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for. He’s a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage. Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability. But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative. As a child, Sacha Baseyev endured an unimaginable horror. Today, he lives and breathes for only one reason—to kill.
Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words—and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction’s hottest hero hit the page running. The result is a fascinating, up-close-and-personal look into the world and ways of an expert storyteller’s creative process as he undertakes the writing of the much anticipated twentieth Jack Reacher novel, Make Me.
Fueled by copious mugs of black coffee, Lee Child squares off against the blank page (or, rather, computer screen), eager to follow his wandering imagination in search of a plot worthy of the rough and ready Reacher. While working in fits and starts, fine-tuning sentences, characters, twists and turns, Child plies Martin with anecdotes and insights about the life and times that shaped the man and his methods: from schoolyard scraps and dismal factory jobs to a successful TV production career and the life-changing decision to put pencil to paper. Then there’s the chance encounter that transformed aspiring author James Grant into household name “Lee Child.” And between bouts at the keyboard in an office high above Manhattan, there are jaunts to writers’ conventions, book signings, publishing powwows, chat shows, the Prado in Madrid, American diners, and English pubs.
“Can I—the storyteller—get away with this?” Lee Child ponders, as he hones and hammers his latest nail-biter into fighting trim. Numerous bestsellers and near worldwide fame say he can. Jack Reacher may be a man of few words, but Reacher Said Nothing says it all about a certain tall man with a talent for coming out on top.
Luca Barberis, ricco e stimato esperto di sicurezza informatica, autore di un brutale omicidio, è fuggito all’estero. Potrebbe scomparire nel nulla ma è un appassionato lettore di Simenon e per questo, emulo del protagonista della "Lettera al mio giudice", dà avvio a uno scambio epistolare con il magistrato che sta conducendo le indagini. Il carteggio scava alla ricerca delle ragioni che hanno fatto di un uomo di successo un reietto costretto a nascondersi. Luca ha infatti ucciso perché così voleva la sua vittima, non aveva altra scelta: ora vuole solo capire in quale rete è caduto.
The terrible truth about Manderley is that someone is always watching.Manderley Resort is a gleaming, new twenty-story hotel on the California coast. It’s about to open its doors, and the world–at least those with the means to afford it–will be welcomed into a palace of opulence and unparalleled security. But someone is determined that Manderley will never open. The staff has no idea that their every move is being watched, and over the next twelve hours they will be killed off, one by one.W
Als der alte Seymour Willis zu mir ins Gesundheitsamt kam, hielt ich ihn für verrückt. »Okay. Und Ihr Problem ist Lärm im Haus?«»Nicht Lärm«, sagte er sanft. »Atmen.«»Vielleicht strömt ja ein Luftzug durch Ihren Kamin? Manchmal bläst die Luft durch einen alten Schornstein herab und findet ihren Weg durch Risse in den Ziegelsteinen der Feuerstelle.«Er schüttelte den Kopf.»Hören Sie Kratzen? Füßegetrampel? Irgend so etwas?«Er schüttelte wieder den Kopf. »Es atmet, das ist alles. Wie ein Hund an einem heißen Tag.
In diesem Kino spielt der Tod die Hauptrolle …Als Brit in einem Kino den Film SCHRECK, DER VAMPIR sieht, wundert sie sich: Die junge Frau, der man die Kehle durchschneidet, ist das nicht ihre Freundin Tina? Aber die ist doch keine Schauspielerin!Brit ahnt noch nicht, das auch sie bald die Hauptrolle in einem Film spielen wird – in SCHRECK, DER INQUISITOR …Sadistisch, brutal, genial krank – Richard Laymon auf Speed. Wie irre hetzt er den Leser durch diesen Roman, hinein in die Welt der "snuff-movies".
For fans of Robert Harris, David Peace and Joseph Kanon – a taut, gripping and darkly menacing novel set in wartime Berlin. ‘Powerful evocation of a city living in terror’ Sunday Times Crime Club ‘Ambitious, darkly atmospheric’ The Times Berlin 1943. August Schlegel lives in a world full of questions with no easy answers. Why is he being called out on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? Why did the old Jewish soldier with an Iron Cross shoot the block warden in the eye then put a bullet through his own head? Why does Schlegel persist with the case when no one cares because the Jews are all being shipped out anyway? And why should Eiko Morgen, wearing the dreaded black uniform of the SS, turn up and say he has been assigned to work with him? Corpses, dressed with fake money, bodies flayed beyond recognition: are these routine murders committed out of rage or is someone trying to tell them something …
Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr.
Casey knows the truth. But it won’t set her free.Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up.C
This book aims to regenerate the Male Mysteries. It includes a detailed work programme for personal and group transformation and realisation. The techniques presented are based upon perennial wisdom traditions, but the presentation is entirely modern. There is no need to study mystical, magical, or esoteric disciplines to work with this system. Contents include: Men and the Goddess • Men and the God • The Five Branches of Warrior, Poet, Prophet, Priest, and King – The Harmony of the Male and Female Mysteries Specific visualisations and meditations that will change male consciousness and energy are given in detail.
No.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 PAPERBACK BESTSELLER. A USA TODAY BESTSELLERThe real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Daughter, by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless.The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved.B
Mallory Devereaux is known throughout the town of Royal Flush, Louisiana as a walking disaster and her luck just got worse. She needs to raise ten-thousand dollars in one week to keep the IRS from seizing her adopted father’s business where she works as the demolition foreman. When the opportunity to cool cards at her uncle’s casino comes up, Mallory hopes her luck is changing. But when she realizes her uncle has assembled a tournament of criminals, she wonders what she’s stepped in the middle of.
Margot, a beautiful, young, American psychologist living in Barcelona, seems to have it all: a happy marriage, a flourishing practice serving the ex-pat community and an enviable social life in this vibrant and culture rich city. But when she is drawn into an obsessive, sexually charged affair and two of her clients are found dead in mysterious circumstances, she is forced to question her professional, personal and sexual boundaries. Whose secrets hold the key to the horrific death of the young lovers? Her husband’s? Her lover’s?
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore. There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing.
Nothing Can Prepare You. . .It strikes without warning. A massive geomagnetic solar storm that destroys every power grid in the northern hemisphere. North America is without lights, electricity, phones, and navigation systems. In one week, the human race is flung back to the Dark Ages. Nothing Can Save You. . .In Boulder, Colorado, weather technicians watch in horror as civilization collapses around them. Planes are falling out of the skies. Cars are dead. Pandemonium and terror grip the Northern Hemisphere.
A schoolteacher enters a war of shadows to save his daughter from the 3rd ReichDavid Ashby spent the last war killing Germans, and the years after falling in love with one. By the time Hitler comes to power, David has a half-German daughter, Karen, whom he loves more than life itself. So when Europe begins to slide toward war, and it becomes unsafe for an American to stay in the Fatherland, David does the only thing he can: He flees—and takes his daughter with him. David takes refuge in England, becoming a teaching master at a quiet country boarding school, and places Karen with friends on the Cornwall coast.
Custom Card Creations was Jennifer Shane’s chance to break away from her big sister’s scrapbooking business. But it hasn’t been all glitter and tinsel. Customers are scarce, Jennifer isn’t speaking to her sister, and – after finally landing a client – she hears a murder over the phone. When Jennifer receives a threatening note – in large block letters – it’s clear someone has designs on her life. But why?
Gary Jones a peut-être bien quinze ans. Sa famille vagabonde, arpente les routes et les bois du Mississippi tandis qu’il rêve d’échapper à cette vie, à l’emprise de son bon à rien d’ivrogne de père. Joe Ransom a la quarantaine bien sonnée. Il ne dénombre plus les bouteilles éclusées et les rixes déclenchées. Lorsqu’il croise le chemin de Gary, sauver le jeune garçon devient pour lui l’occasion d’expier ses péchés et de compter enfin pour quelqu’un. Ensemble, ils vont avancer et tracer à deux un cours sinueux, qui pourrait bien mener au désastre… ou à la rédemption.
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