Liebste Tess

Author: Rosamund Lupton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836807470


Page: N.A

View: 2330

Act of Mercy

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755372670

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7351

When Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage in the autumn of AD 666, her main preoccupation is to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind. Complications arise during the first night on the ship when one of the pilgrims is apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises the question of murder and Fidelma finds herself having to focus all her abilities on solving the mystery. Death dogs the tiny band of pilgrims in the close confines of the ship, but is not until the Holy Shrine is almost reached that the amazing truth is uncovered...

Das Mädchen im Eis


Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641206197

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8192

Ein bitterkalter Wintertag hüllt London in Schnee und Schweigen. Das Klingeln eines Handys durchbricht die gespenstische Stille eines zugefrorenen Sees. Doch niemand antwortet. Nur wenige Zentimeter daneben ragen Finger aus dem Eis ... Acht Monate sind vergangen seit Detective Erika Fosters letztem Einsatz, der in einer Katastrophe endete und ihrem Mann das Leben kostete. Doch es ist an der Zeit, nach vorn zu blicken. Die Tochter einer der mächtigsten Familien Londons wurde ermordet, und Erika setzt alles daran, den Schuldigen zu finden. Während sie noch gegen die Dämonen der Vergangenheit kämpft, rückt sie ins Visier eines gnadenlosen Killers.

Die Falle


Author: Melanie Raabe

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641136962

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 690

Sie stellt ihm eine Falle. Aber ist er wirklich ein Mörder? Die bekannte Romanautorin Linda Conrads, 38, ist ihren Fans und der Presse ein Rätsel. Seit gut elf Jahren hat sie keinen Fuß mehr über die Schwelle ihrer Villa am Starnberger See gesetzt. Trotz ihrer Probleme ist Linda höchst erfolgreich. Dass sie darüber hinaus eine schreckliche Erinnerung aus der Vergangenheit quält, wissen nur wenige. Vor vielen Jahren hat Linda ihre jüngere Schwester Anna in einem Blutbad vorgefunden – und den Mörder flüchten sehen. Das Gesicht des Mörders verfolgt sie bis in ihre Träume. Deshalb ist es ein ungeheurer Schock für sie, als sie genau dieses Gesicht eines Tages über ihren Fernseher flimmern sieht. Grund genug für Linda, einen perfiden Plan zu schmieden - sie wird den vermeintlichen Mörder in eine Falle locken. Doch was ist damals in der Tatnacht tatsächlich passiert?

Mystery Classics on Film

The Adaptation of 65 Novels and Stories

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476626715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 3516

Watching the screen version of a classic mystery novel can be disappointing. By necessity or artistic license (or possibly just ego) changes are often made by the filmmakers—many of them ineffective or even detrimental. This book focuses on the screen adaptations of 65 famous mysteries and examines how the filmmakers either succeeded or failed in the telling of the story. Interviews with several famous mystery writers are included, with their comments on how filmmakers treated their work.

The Encyclopedia of Film

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 7317

A collection for laypersons and experts alike, this authoritative work includes biographies of the stars, producers, directors, writers, technical information, and more

The Black Cat Knocks on Wood

Author: Kay Finch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069816203X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1821

The author of Black Cat Crossing is back as mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat Hitchcock find themselves roped into another dangerous murder case... Sabrina finds it difficult to work on her latest suspense novel when her Aunt Rowe’s antics keep tying up her thoughts. This time Rowe and her fun-loving friends have decided to compete in the upcoming Texas Hill Country Senior Pro Rodeo. The problem is these women have little to no experience with lassos, bulls, or even horseback riding. Before Sabrina can keep the stubborn seniors from mounting their steeds, she’s sidetracked by a bigger problem. An uppity local business owner is found dead in an accident—right after a black cat was seen in her office. While the townsfolk think the bad luck cat has struck again, Sabrina suspects there might be something more murderous afoot. With a twisted killer on the loose, she’ll have to round up clues quickly before she or her aunt are steered straight into the path of danger...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

A Novel

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553392638

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3969

The chase is on in New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown’s gripping new foxhunting mystery, featuring the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged friends. In Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a century-old crime reawakens bad will—and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone. Sister Jane and the Jefferson Hunt Club have traveled from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to ride with the members of the Woodford Hounds—in the teeth of foul weather. Sister knows better than anyone that an ill wind blows no good. After the hunt, Sister Jane and her boyfriend, Gray Lorillard, head to a sumptuous party on a nearby estate, also home to a historic equine graveyard. The revelry is interrupted by jarring news: The discovery of grisly remains in the cemetery that are decidedly not equine. Now Sister and her hounds are on the case, digging up clues to an old murder that links three well-connected Southern families. When mayhem follows the Jefferson Hunt back to Virginia, the deadly doings become all too real: A dear friend of Sister’s is found murdered. Sister and her animal friends must work fast to find a clever killer determined to keep deep-rooted secrets buried. A rollicking, riveting mystery, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a masterly novel full of colorful characters, gorgeous country landscapes, and the breathtaking thrill of the hunt. Praise for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie “A knotty murder mystery . . . Cunning foxes, sensible hounds, and sweet-tempered horses are among the sparkling conversationalists in this charming series starring Jane (Sister) Arnold. . . . The biggest thrills are riding out with Sister and her chatty hounds on a cold, crisp morning.”—The New York Times Book Review “[Brown] combines a clever plot, cherished characters and the beauty of nature and rural life to provide an entertaining whodunit.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Sister remains an intriguing and challenging sleuth. . . . [Brown’s] foxhunting titles are great for readers who like gentility with a wicked little twist.”—Library Journal “Enjoyable [and] pleasurable . . . Enough with the demographics of foxhunting as most people view it; if I’ve learned one thing from reading Rita Mae Brown, it is to expect the unexpected!”—Huntington News “Whether you’re a fox chaser or not, Brown’s storytelling skills will keep you entertained throughout.”—In & Around Horse Country “As usual, Brown is at her best when relaying the animals’ quirks and conversations, and mischievous foxes are a delight.”—Publishers Weekly “Fun . . . [Let Sleeping Dogs Lie takes] readers on an adventure.”—RT Book Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

Wo die Sehnsucht das Herz berührt

Author: Luanne Rice

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414546

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9215

Ihre Ehe sollte unerschütterlich wie die der Schneegänse sein und für ein ganzes Leben halten - so dachten Daisy und James Tucker einst. Doch ihr Glück zerbricht, als ihr dreijähriger Sohn Jake spurlos verschwindet. Nach Jahren der Trennung sorgt ihre gemeinsame Tochter für eine neuerliche Begegnung - und für eine neue Chance? »...eine dramatische Liebes- und Familiengeschichte, die den Leser in ihren Bann zieht.« Welt der Frau

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

View: 2952

The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bad Daughter

A gripping psychological thriller with a devastating twist

Author: Joy Fielding

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785763849

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3689

STRANGER. LIAR. KILLER? YOU CANT TRUST THE BAD DAUGHTER . . . Robin Davis hasn't spoken to her family in six years. Not since it happened. Then they're attacked; left fighting for their lives. And Robin is back. All families have their secrets. And one of theirs may have put them all in terrible danger . . . YOU CAN ALWAYS TRUST YOUR FAMILY . . . CAN'T YOU? PRAISE FOR JOY FIELDING 'Gripped me from the first to the very last page' Tess Gerritsen 'A spiralling tale of paranoia and suspense' Jenny Milchman 'An edge-of-your-seat read . . . she is on top form here' Karen Robards 'A gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller reminiscent of Rear Window' Booklist 'The characters pulsate with life . . . blows everyone else off the page' Publishers Weekly 'A page-turning ride' Kirkus Reviews

Die Macht des Mr. Miller


Author: Charles den Tex

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894255619


Page: 447

View: 9359

Remote Consequences

Work Stiff Mysteries book #1

Author: Kerri Nelson

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 1940371236

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7004

From USA Today bestselling author Kerri Nelson... Working for a living may just be the death of her… Med school drop-out Mandy Murrin has returned home to care for her mentally handicapped, teenage sister. But despite having multiple college degrees under her belt, Mandy finds jobs aren't easy to come by in small town Alabama. Now instead of a stethoscope, she's forced to sport a tool belt as a technician for the local cable company, Flicks Vision. But things go from bad to worse when, while on assignment at the Mayor's house, Mandy finds herself in the attic amongst cobwebs, Christmas decorations, and...a corpse? Suddenly Mandy's life is turned upside down with one missing body, a high school nemesis turned police detective, a mysterious stranger, and a town full of long buried secrets. If Mandy's not careful, this could be one dead end job where she may not make it out alive! Working Stiff Mysteries: Remote Consequences – book #1 Ornamental Danger – holiday short story "Small town mystery at it's best—and funniest!" —Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author

Exacting Justice

Author: TG Wolff

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 6839

An unknown killer is waging a war on drugs. The murders are horrendous but with a silver lining—now stop signs are the only objects lingering on corners in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. Half the city calls for the police to end the killer’s reign. The other half cheers the killer on, denouncing the tactics but celebrating the progress police haven’t been able to achieve. The gritty details of Cleveland’s drug underworld are nothing new to Homicide Detective Jesus De La Cruz. Two years earlier, Cruz worked undercover narcotics and was poised for a promotion that would have placed him in a coveted position within the drug organization. The deal went bad. Now he has a new face, a new job, and a new case. The killer moves through the streets with impunity, identity still unknown. Demands for progress from his superiors, accumulated grief of the victim’s relatives, growing pressure from the public, and elevated stress from his family quietly pull Cruz apart. With no out, the detective moves all in, putting his own head on the line to bait a killer. Praise for EXACTING JUSTICE: “TG Wolff’s Detective De La Cruz is caught in the crosshairs of solving heinous crimes, defending himself against a wrongful lawsuit, helping an abusive drug dealer’s family, thwarting his mother’s matchmaking, and falling in love. Pit against those who subvert justice and twist the law to suit their own ends, Cruz stands true while suffering his own demons—everything a hero should be. Wolff’s unsentimental and precise writing draws readers. Add Exacting Justice to your ‘to be read’ pile.” —E. B. Davis, mystery author “Working with an incarcerated population, I deal regularly with people who have made poor life decisions but who can be inherently funny, surprisingly talented, or overly concerned. I know that simple labels of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ don't work in the real world. In Exacting Justice, TG Wolff created characters just as messy, complicated, and dynamic as real life that keep you wanting to read page after page.” —Vincent Giammarco, Director of Behavioral Health Care

Manchmal lüge ich


Author: Alice Feeney

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644402140

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5105

Ich heiße Amber Reynolds. Drei Dinge sollten Sie über mich wissen: 1. Ich liege im Koma. 2. Mein Mann liebt mich nicht mehr. 3. Manchmal lüge ich.

Im Visier des Mörders


Author: Sharon Bolton

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641221544

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3951

Friedliche Morgenstimmung liegt über den Hügeln und Wäldern nahe der schottischen Grenze. Zwölf Menschen genießen die prachtvolle Aussicht, die ihnen der Ausflug mit einem Heißluftballon bietet – und müssen plötzlich mit ansehen, wie unter ihnen am Boden eine Frau erschlagen wird. Als der Mörder von dem Opfer ablässt und den Blick gen Himmel richtet, steht das Schicksal dieser Menschen auf Messers Schneide. Der Mann schultert sein Gewehr und nimmt die Verfolgung auf, denn er kann keine Zeugen riskieren. Eine grausame Jagd beginnt. Am Ende wird nur eine Frau entkommen. Kann sie den Killer stoppen?

Hard Evidence

Author: Barbara D'Amato

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 162815232X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1697

It begins with a romantic dinner for three: Chicago journalist Cat Marsala, her semi-significant other, Dr. Sam Davidian, and a temporary houseguest named Dapper, a Dalmatian with a bone to pick. Unfortunately, Dapper's doggie treat happens to be from a human cadaver. It's just one piece in a grisly puzzle that leads Cat to a panic-stricken butcher—and an elite catering service that's feeding the appetite of an ingenious killer. And piecing the mystery together has left Cat to wonder... What other evidence in this grisly murder remains to be seen?

Paper Ghosts


Author: Julia Heaberlin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641230411

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9863

Jahrelang hat Grace auf diesen Moment hingearbeitet. Sie hat trainiert, sie hat recherchiert. Jetzt ist sie sicher, dass der alte Mann neben ihr auf dem Beifahrersitz der Mörder ihrer Schwester ist. Carl Louis Feldman ist Fotograf. Die Frau auf dem Fahrersitz behauptet, dass er eine Reihe von Mädchen umgebracht hat. Doch er weiß nichts davon. Er hat ohnehin kaum mehr Erinnerungen an sein Leben. Je länger der Road Trip dauert, desto größer werden die Zweifel. Ist Carl ein gebrochener, dementer Mann, dem schreckliches Unrecht widerfährt? Oder ist er ein gefährlicher Psychopath, der nun zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden muss?

Der Fremde am Strand


Author: Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641204739

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2397

»Meisterhaft steigert Jewell die Spannung und zieht den Leser immer tiefer hinein in die lebendig erzählte Geschichte.« New York Times An einem stürmischen Frühlingstag findet die alleinerziehende Mutter Alice am Strand vor ihrem Cottage einen Mann. Er erinnert sich weder, wie er dort hingekommen ist, noch, wie er heißt. Obwohl sie normalerweise keine mysteriösen Fremden bei sich aufnimmt, bietet Alice ihm ihre Hilfe an. Zur gleichen Zeit vermisst die frisch verheiratete Lily in London ihren Ehemann, und sie ist sicher, dass ihm etwas zugestoßen sein muss. Doch wie hängt all dies mit den Geschehnissen im Sommer 1993 zusammen? Jenem Sommer, der mit einem tragischen Ereignis endete, das auch jetzt, in der Gegenwart, noch weitreichende Konsequenzen hat ...

Bad Girls

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786032456

Category: True Crime

Page: 544

View: 790

Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. –Allison Brennan "Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." --Suspense Magazine The crime stunned quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his own bed, his invalid mother locked in the next room--and a cache of homemade porn starring the town's underage girls. The two accused killers--teen lovers Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones--were on the run, intent on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping tale of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, while questioning the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. Were both girls equally guilty of murder? Or was one merely a pawn in the other's dainty, blood-stained hands? "One of America's finest true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos