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In this explosive debut thriller by the author of Empire of Blue Water, a brilliant homicide detective returns home, where she confronts a city’s dark demons and her own past while pursuing a brutal serial killer on a vengeful rampage.
Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn’t keep Abbie’s troubled past...
Every moment of Sir Hugo Fletcher’s life has been chronicled in the British press: his privileged upbringing, his high-profile charity work to end human trafficking—even his two marriages. But when the billionaire philanthropist is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera.
Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her husband dead and her...
Es ist Sommer in der Eifel, und Siggi Baumeister wird mit einem Kriminalfall der besonderen Art betraut: Die Studentin Tessa Schmitz hat sich in den Kopf gesetzt, einen Täter zu überführen, der vor nicht weniger als 111 Jahren zwischen Gerolstein und Daun einen fahrenden Händler erschlagen hat. Die alten Leute aus der Eifel erinnern sich noch erstaunlich deutlich an die Erzählungen von Tutut, dem ermordeten Zigeuner. Dieser Tutut, so fügen...
What happened to Sadie Nettleton’s twin sister at the psychiatric hospital all those years ago?
Sadie Nettleton fled Slaughter Creek ten years ago, leaving behind the only home she’d ever known—and the only man she ever loved. Unable to cope with her sister's madness, or the terrible secret she and her sister share, Sadie swore never to return. But when her grandfather is murdered, and her sister charged with the crime, Sadie has no...
Was Lydia Candle am 1. Dezember in ihrem Adventskalender vorfindet, versetzt ihr einen so heftigen Schock, dass sie sich hilfesuchend an die drei ??? wendet. Stammen die unheimlichen Botschaften wirklich von ihrem Neffen, der vor fünf Jahren ums Leben kam?
Justus, Peter und Bob müssen innerhalb der nächsten 24 Tage das Rätsel einer unheimlichen Prophezeiung lösen: Am 5. Advent soll ein entsetzliches Verbrechen verübt werden! Tag für...
It starts with you waking on a Maine beach, naked, half-drowned and very, very cold.
Your name is Daniel Hayes. At least, you think it is. That’s the name on the insurance card you find in the BMW parked near you. How did you get here? And why?
All you remember is a woman’s face. So you set off to the only place you might find her.
But this raises the most chilling question of all: what will you...
HARRY'S IN TROUBLE...
After the horrors of a case that nearly cost him his life, Harry Hole left Oslo and the police force far behind him. Now he's back, but the case he's come to investigate is already closed, and the suspect already behind bars.
THE POLICE DON'T WANT HIM BACK...
Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own, quickly discovering a trail of violence...
Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington D.C. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris or skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a secret - one so momentous it could destroy her neat little expat life - and she suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; plus her husband is acting suspiciously. As she...
Auf Spiekeroog treibt ein Mörder sein Unwesen. Die Insulaner schließen von vornherein aus, dass der Täter einer von ihnen ist. Diese eingeschworene Haltung der Friesen erschwert die Ermittlungen der beiden Hauptstadtkommissare Thomas Berg und Freda Althuis erheblich. Und der Sturm, der sich vor der Insel zusammenbraut, wird bald alle Spuren vernichten...
The last few students climbed through windows, black smoke billowing out of them. The teacher turned to his student. “I’ll let you down first.”
“But Coach, whose going to help you?”
“Hey, you’re my best fielder, I expect to jump right into your arms,” he said. “Just promise not to whip me over to Smith for a double play.”
The young man, his face streaked with soot, grinned at his coach. “Yeah, Coach, I...
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
Is the boy...
The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell face their greatest challenge yet.
When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in Cutter's Rock psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is...
Jeannine appeared in the room across from Mary. Her face was streaked with tears and she was visibly trembling. “Mary, I remembered,” she cried. “I remembered and it was awful.”
The time has finally come for Mary to investigate Jeannine’s murder. As all clues point to someone in Bradley’s old neighborhood, Mary and Ian move into the former Alden residence and pose as newlyweds to set Mary up as bait for the killer. With Stanley...
What she doesn't want...is exactly what he needs.
Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living?...Aye, right.
That was Jack Parlabane’s stance on the matter, anyway. But this was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead with an exclusive still to file. From his position on high, Parlabane relates the events...
Certain writers absolutely defy categorisation – and China Miéville is most definitely of that rarefied company. His prose is exhilarating, poetic, coruscating with ideas and atmosphere – and it has enhanced a body of work that has almost no parallels in modern writing. Heretofore, if Miéville has brushed shoulders with any identifiable genres, they are those of fantasy and science fiction – which makes his remarkable new book, The City...
Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.
And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.
Now a major film starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong...
He crept forward between the tall narrow aisles created by the shelves. Just before he reached the corner he heard a thump, the sound of a body hitting the floor. He rushed forward into the corner of the room.
The desk was empty. The chair was pushed up against it, neatly awaiting its usual occupant. No one was in the corner. No one was there to make the sound. No one...alive.
A cold chill ran down his back. He...
“P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life with Murder, bringing Nineteenth Century Boston alive, from its teeming slums to the mansions on Boston Common, and populating it with a vivid and memorable cast of characters. The fascinating heroine, Nell Sweeney, immediately engages the reader and I couldn't put the book down until I discovered the truth along with her. I can’t wait for the next installment.”
Viel ist es nicht gerade: Archie Lunan hinterließ einen einzigen Gedichtband, als er in den 70er Jahren mit seinem Segelboot vor der schottischen Küste ums Leben kam, gerade mal 25 Jahre alt. Murray Watson, Dozent für Englische Literatur will Jahre später dessen Biografie schreiben. Viel mehr aber als eine recht kümmerliche Hinterlassenschaft des geheimnisvollen Autors hat er dafür nicht. „...ein schmales Büchlein und ein Pappkarton voller...
In the pantheon of American crime writing giants, it might be argued that James Lee Burke reigns supreme. Elmore Leonard's position is, of course, secure, but wonderful though his books are, they don't have the ambition and sheer heft of Burke. And the man who was perhaps Burke’s nearest rival, James Ellroy, is much less consistent (even the author now admits that his last book, the infuriatingly written The Cold Six Thousand, was a...
Die CSR zu Zeiten der stalinistischen Terrorherrschaft
Anfang der Fünfzigerjahre: Eine junge Frau kommt
nach dem Verhör durch die Geheimpolizei ums
Leben. Sie zu rächen wird für ihren Bruder, den
renommierten Architekten, zur bestimmenden Aufgabe,
ein Kellergewölbe unter dem Zentrum von Brünn
zum bizarren Ort der Vergeltung. Doch der private
Rachefeldzug läuft aus dem Ruder - und zeitigt absurde
SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME.
A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.
AND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAIN.
As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the...
When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth...
Annie Fuller also possesses a...
In Simple Genius, David Baldacci reintroduces the main characters from bestsellers Split Second and Hour Game.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the...
The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son
BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.
Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two...
Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face--and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it.
Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime--a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a ten-point buck. When Matt Sumner's murder is discovered,...
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective.
Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng...
Secret Smile is a gripping psychological thriller from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French
You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're dead wrong . . .
Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, he's intimately involved with her sister.
The Safe House is a scintillating psychological thriller by the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French
'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah
You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe . . ....
Life has taken a funny turn for Siri Paiboun. After years in obscurity, his country needs him. He is to be their only coroner. Because he's the only doctor left.
It's not as flattering as it could be, and when one of the leaders' wives turns up in his hot, shabby, smelly morgue, and he's expected to solve her murder, things take a turn for the worse. He has no experience, training or equipment to speak of, and his only hope are his...
Penzler Pick, December 2001: In the world of page-turning thrillers, Dan Brown holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. After his first book, Digital Fortress, almost passed me by, he wrote Angels and Demons, which was probably one of the half-dozen most exciting thrillers of last year. It is a pleasure to report that his new book lives up to his reputation as a writer whose research and talent make his...
#Der zweite Kriminalroman mit dem Stuttgarter Privatermittler Georg Dengler, dem trinkfesten, an allem zweifelnden Helden aus Die blaue Liste - Wolfgang Schorlau hat einen Detektiv erfunden, der an den Sulen der Gesellschaft sgt. Neue Ruhr ZeitungEs geht um eine Erbschaftssache, sagt Robert Sternberg. Er beauftragt den Privatermittler Georg Dengler, Licht in eine merkw?rdige Familienangelegenheit zu bringen. In den Unterlagen seiner...
An ancient secret brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the...
Die blaue Liste: Denglers erster Fall (Dengler ermittelt, Band 1)
The Talented Mr.Ripley Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his new-found happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking. Full description
There was a time when reading Joseph Heller's classic satire on the murderous insanity of war was nothing less than a rite of passage. Echoes of Yossarian, the wise-ass bombardier who was too smart to die but not smart enough to find a way out of his predicament, could be heard throughout the counterculture. As a result, it's impossible not to consider Catch-22 to be something of a period piece. But 40 years on, the novel's...