Un travesti ha sido asesinado y su cuerpo aparece con el rostro desfigurado. Quiz? otra v?ctima an?nima para el registro de cr?menes sin resolver. Pero el comisario veneciano Guido Brunetti, obedeciendo a su infalible instinto, descubre que ese hombre vestido de mujer es Leonardo Mascari, director del Banco de Verona y respetable ciudadano en Venecia. Podr?a ser un simple caso de doble vida, pero los indicios delatan que hay algo m?s en esta nueva e intrigante historia de Donna Leon. Su personaje, el comisario Brunetti, considerado por la cr?tica como «el heredero del ...
La primera vez que conocemos al ex polic?a Bernie Gunther la acci?n se sit?a en 1936, en Violetas de Marzo (un eufemismo que usaron los primeros nazis para describir los ?ltimos conversos), cuando los Juegos Ol?mpicos est?n a punto de empezar.Algunos de los amigos jud?os de Bernie se van dando cuenta de que tendr?an que haber huido cuando a?n pod?an hacerlo, y Gunther recibe el encargo de investigar dos muertes que afectan a los m?ximos cargos del partido nazi. El antiguo polic?a Bernie Gunther cre?a que ya lo hab?a visto todo en las calles de Berl?n de los a?os treinta. Pero cuando dej? el cuerpo para convertirse en detective privado, cada nuevo caso lo iba hundiendo un poco m?s en los horribles excesos de la subcultura nazi. Despu?s de la guerra, en medio del esplendor imperial y decadente de Viena, Bernie incluso llega a poner al descubierto un legado que, en comparaci?n, convierte las atrocidades cometidas en?poca de guerra en un juego de ni?os…
Ein durchreisender Hell's Angel und der Bankdirektor von Crozet kommen ziemlich unsanft zu Tode, w?hrend ein Computervirus die Netze der Stadt bef?llt. Ein Fall f?r die Schn?fflerkatze Mrs. Murphy und die Corgi-H?ndin Tee Tucker ...
At a grand Reykjavik hotel the doorman has been repeatedly stabbed in the dingy basement room he called home. It is only a few days before Christmas and he was preparing to appear as Santa Claus at a children’s party. The manager tries to keep the murder under wraps. A glum detective taking up residence in his hotel and an intrusive murder investigation are not what he needs. As Erlendur quietly surveys the cast of grotesques who populate the hotel, the web of malice, greed and corruption that lies beneath its surface reveals itself. Everyone has something to hide. But most shocking is the childhood secret of the dead man who, many years before, was the most famous child singer in the country: it turns out to be a brush with stardom which would ultimately cost him everything. As Christmas Day approaches Erlendur must delve deeply into the past to find the man’s killer.
A brilliant but sadistic safe-breaker, Fennel, a beautiful, professional seductress, Gaye, an expert young white hunter, Kennedy, and an ace pilot with a shady past, Garry—this was the team that undercover operator, Armo Shalik assembled to steal the priceless Borgia ring from millionaire Max Kahlenberg’s closely guarded personal museum in a remote and deadly African bush. But Kahlenberg knew they were coming and the gang’s expedition turned into a strictly one-way safari—to slaughter, with the Borgia ring claiming its victims once again….
Rze?biarka s?dowa Eve Duncan posiada rzadki – i czasem nieprzyjemny – dar. Jej genialna zdolno?? rekonstrukcji twarzy dawno zmar?ych os?b jedynie na podstawie kszta?tu czaszki przynosi ukojenie rodzicom zaginionych dzieci. Dla Eve, kt?rej c?rka zosta?a porwana i zamordowana, a jej cia?a nigdy nie odnaleziono, jest to spos?b na pogodzenie si? z w?asnym koszmarnym losem. Pewnego dnia milioner John Logan proponuje Eve, aby zrekonstruowa?a twarz doros?ej ofiary morderstwa. Eve zgadza si?tylko dlatego, ?e Logan ofiaruje ogromn? sum? pieni?dzy na cel dobroczynny. Wkr?tce oka?e si?, ?e by?a to najbardziej niebezpieczna decyzja jej ?ycia.
Przesz?o dwa lata po tym, jak schwytano go wybiegaj?cego z mieszkania, w kt?rym pozosta? trup zamordowanej Niny Peterson, Ronald Thompson ma zosta? stracony. Cho? nigdy nie przyzna? sie do zbrodni, opr?cz matki nikt nie wierzy w jego niewinno??. Kontrowersje budzi natomiast sam problem kary ?mierci. Jej przeciwniczk? jest m?oda pisarka Sharon Martin, natomiast kochaj?cy j? Steve Peterson, m?? zamordowanej kobiety i ojciec siedmioletniego Neila, przychyla si? do opinii zwolennik?w przeprowadzenia egzekucji. Jest jednak jeszcze kto?, kto doskonale wie, ?e Roland jest niewinny. To prawdziwy morderca Niny, kt?ry planuje porwanie Sharon i Neila. Zamierza on wy?udzi? od Steve'a 82 tys. dolar?w, a nast?pnie zamordowa? kobiet? i ch?opca.
Jeden z napastnik?w zatrzyma? si? przy wej?ciu. Drugi szybko przeszed?, a w?a?ciwie przebieg? przez sal? i stan?? w drzwiach skarbca. Trzebi brodacz wybra? miejsce na ?rodku sali. Podni?s? pistolet i dwukrotnie strzeli? w sufit.– Wszyscy wsta?! R?ce do g?ry!- zakomenderowa?.Wybuch?a panika. Jedna z urz?dniczek zacz??a krzycze?. Napastnik skierowa? luf? swej broni w jej kierunku.– Cisza! Bo strzelam – powiedzia? dobitnie.
“Eccentric characters, complex but gripping plots and a nice wit… Vargas weaves her story expertly.” – Toronto Sun“Bizarre and fascinating.” – Edmonton Journal“Vargas has a wonderfully offbeat imagination that makes each of her novels a refreshing delight.” – The Observer“A gripping chase thriller.” – The Economist“There is a haunting quality to Vargas’s writing.” – Scotland on Sunday***Internationally acclaimed and bestselling crime writer Fred Vargas will be published for the first time in Canada in hardcover by Knopf Canada.In this remarkable addition to the Commissaire Adamsberg series, has a serial killer ...
Sitting Marsh, a World War II town threatened by invasion, is overdue for a celebration. But when a stranger appears at a wedding-and is stabbed-sleuth Lady Elizabeth is on the case, and there's no shortage of suspects.
Serge Maisky has a record as long as your arm. In and out of jail all his life, he has dreamed for years of the Big Steal, that would set him up good. He recruits four professional accomplices and bribes one of the girls who works in the underground vaults of the Paradise City casino - for the take is going to be real heavy. No one is going to stand in his way, including the punk of a guard who appears at the time of the robbery. And it is just the tough luck of one of his partners-in-crime, if he gets shot in the belly, by the girl he was trying to rape. Or another partner, who is shot down by the cops. In fact, the lesser the number of partners, the more the share for Maisky. So when lovely, but sluttish Sheila and her unassuming husband, unwittingly take off with Maisky’s loot and bury it in their own garden, Maisky gets mad. mad….
Jefferson Halliday leads a life of penury, playing a piano at a nondescript bar. Jeff’s troubles start when he rescues a junkie, Rima Marshall, from being cut open in the bar, by a drug-crazed maniac. After hearing Rima's voice, he is convinced that she can be groomed into a singer with himself as manager. But Jeff needs money to launch Rima, and what can be an easier way than a quick robbery to get the money? But a guard gets in the way and is shot dead by Rima. Since then, both are on the run. Jeff manages to return home, complete his engineering education and land a coveted contract with the city administration. He is also happily married, when out of the blue, Rima appears with a blackmail proposition…..
1955. Forensic pathologist Richard Pryor uses his 'golden handshake' to set up in private practice with scientist Angela Bray. A friendly coroner gives them a start, and when two women both claim that human remains found near a reservoir are their relatives, the dilemma is given to them to investigate. Written by a former Home Office pathologist, the story carries the stamp of forensic authenticity.
When the body of a retired Sheriff is discovered in his grand house in the New Town of Edinburgh, Detective Sergeant Alice Rice finds herself hunting his killer. The search leads her to an unfamiliar world where wind farm developers – with millions of pounds at stake – and protestors face each other with daggers drawn. And just as Alice thinks an answer is beginning to emerge, the Sheriff's lover is killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident. It's an unlikely coincidence, and the investigation widens as she now seeks a double murderer.
Secret Agent Mark Kirkland has been given the task of locating and retrieving three pornographic films. His mission must remain top secret as the films, rather embarrassingly, feature the daughter of the future president of the United States. His quest leads him to the depths of Bavaria where he finds Soviet agent, Malik, and sidekick Lu Silk also rather interested in the whereabouts of the films. Who will find them first? And once found, who’s to say they won’t immediately disappear again?
Whiskey Mattimoe never thought the skill set of her Afghan Hound Abra – stealing purses and farting – might interest a professional dog breeder. But that's exactly what's attracted Susan Davies, who wants Abra to participate in a canine competition… as a Worst-In-Show example of how not to train an Affie.Soon, Whiskey finds herself bored and embarrassed in Northern Indiana Amish country, watching Abra wreak havoc at the Midwest Afghan Hound Show. But when two champion pooches vanish and a handler turns up dead, the sleepy community's rustic charm disappears… along with Abra.
Its mid-summer in Shetland, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws a party to launch an exhibition of her work and to introduce the paintings of Fran Hunter. The Herring House, the gallery where the exhibition is held, is on the beach at Biddista, in the remote north west of the island. When a mysterious Englishman bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where hes come from, the evening ends in farce. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter in a boathouse on the jetty, a clowns mask on his face. Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that this is a local murder. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bellas musician nephew is murdered too. But the detectives relationship with Fran Hunter clouds his judgement. And this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems.
On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her—at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up…In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled. Fortunately, in ferreting out a desperate killer, amateur sleuth Amberley is as brilliant as he is arrogant, but this time he's not sure he wants to know the truth…
With gluttony safely behind them, DIESEL and LIZZY find themselves in search of LUST. But are they really after LUST, or is it TRUE LOVE? To find out they'll have to hunt through Boston's Louisburg Square, the catacombs of the Old North Church, and infiltrate an ancient, secret society, deep within Dartmouth College… all the while battling WULF, his minion, HATCHET, and sweet TEMPTATION.
Intryga rozpoczyna si? w kolonialnych Indiach XIX wieku, gdzie prawowitym w?a?cicielom zostaje skradziony tytu?owy wielki diament. Cenny kamie? w?druje przez rozmaite r?ce i epoki, aby odnale?? si? wsp??cze?nie w pewnej polskiej rodzinie.
Cenny kamie? w?druje przez rozmaite r?ce i epoki, aby odnale?? si? wsp??cze?nie w pewnej polskiej rodzinie. "Poczu?am, jak robi si? gor?co i dreszcz przelecia? mi po kr?gos?upie. Jak on napisa?, ten nadawca…? Najwi?kszy diament ?wiata… Ciekawe, jaki rozmiar mo?e mie? najwi?kszy diament ?wiata…" (fragment powie?ci)
For fans of Alexander McCall Smith, a debut mystery set in West Africa that introduces a marvelous detective and a culturally rich communityDetective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu – the site of his mother's disappearance many years ago – to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker.While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu. It soon becomes clear that in addition to solving a recent murder, ...
Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild has always been fascinated by Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus' crucifixion and practices excessive penance. And a recent, dramatic death she witnesses in the Gorge seems to be part of their rituals. But a haunted priest warns Jamaica not to investigate too closely.Too many strange things are happening to let this go. And when someone makes an attempt on her life, Jamaica sets out on a fact-finding mission that could send her over the edge.
The teenage tennis star had a frighteningly brutal trainer-her father. So nobody cried when he got strangled in the women's locker room. Now V.I. Warshawski wants to clear the number one suspect-who was showering alone at the time in "Strung Out". And in "Skin Deep", after his trip to the salon the stranger wasn't looking so good. Maybe it was the poison facial. V.I. Warshawski tries a few new creams herself while she looks for somebody, anybody connected to this guy.