Dangerous Davies

Author: Leslie Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440672

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5010

As plain-clothes men go, Dangerous Davies looks like a non-starter. The small fry of petty larceny and minor disturbances in the backwaters of north-west London are his daily round. His philosophising Welsh drinking companion Mod, his outsized and unruly dog Kitty, his quarrels with his landlady Mrs Fulljames - none of these bodes well for the efficient solving of crimes and the outwitting of villainy. But Davies is encouraged by his beautiful friend Jemma, and every so often he stumbles upon something really big.

The Last Detective

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409134512

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4939

Elvis Cole has got a problem to solve - and this time it's personal. Elvis Cole's girlfriend, Lucy, is out of town, and she has left her young son Ben in Elvis's care. Elvis and Lucy have had a few problems lately - not least over his job as a private investigator. But at last things seem to be getting better. Then Ben disappears. One minute he's playing his computer game in Elvis's house; the next he has vanished. Elvis looks everywhere, but he just can't find Ben; and neither can Lucy when she arrives. Then Elvis receives a phone call about Ben - and realises that something from his own past has come back to haunt him...

The Last Detective

1

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519894

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 9980

A woman's naked body is found floating in the weeds of a lake near Bath, by an elderly woman walking her Siamese cats. No-one comes forward to identify her, and no murder weapon is found, but sleuthing is Superintendent Peter Diamond's speciality. A genuine gumshoe, practising door-stopping and deduction: he is the last detective. Struggling with office politics and a bizarre cast of suspects, Diamond strikes out on his own, even when Forensics think they have the culprit. Eventually, despite disastrous personal consequences, and amongst Bath's rambling buildings and formidable history, the last detective exposes the uncomfortable truth . . .

Der letzte Polizist

Roman

Author: Ben Winters

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641113369

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1912

Was würdest du tun, wenn die Welt untergeht? Ein Asteroid rast auf die Erde zu. In sechs Monaten wird er einschlagen. Und nichts kann ihn aufhalten. Im Angesicht der Apokalypse tun die meisten Menschen das, was sie schon immer tun wollten, sich aber nie getraut haben. Andere wenden sich dem Glauben zu. Wieder andere begehen Selbstmord. Aber niemand tut mehr seine Pflicht – bis auf Detective Hank Palace. Als sich ein vermeintlicher Suizid als Mord entpuppt, ist Hanks Neugierde geweckt: Wer macht sich kurz vor dem Ende der Welt noch die Mühe, jemanden umzubringen?

The Last Detective

Author: Brian Cohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945502156

Category:

Page: 240

View: 7397

Memory Man

Thriller

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641182131

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 4381

Seit einem dramatischen Unfall kann Amos Decker nichts mehr aus seinem Gedächtnis tilgen. Eine Eigenschaft, die ihn zu einem perfekten Ermittler werden lässt. Bis seine Familie bestialisch ermordet wird und er unter der Flut der unlöschbaren Bilder fast zerbricht. Ein Jahr später taucht ein Mann auf und bekennt sich zu der Tat. Und noch während Decker verwirrt feststellt, dass der Mann lügt, findet erneut ein Massaker statt, diesmal an Deckers alter Schule. Wie hängen die Verbrechen zusammen? Wurden sie nur begangen, um Decker zu treffen? Und wird es ihm gemeinsam mit seiner früheren Kollegin gelingen, den Wahnsinn zu stoppen?

Weißer Tod

Roman

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641241642

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 7279

Ein verstörter junger Mann bittet den privaten Ermittler Cormoran Strike um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das er – so glaubt er – als Kind mit angesehen hat. Strike ist beunruhigt: Billy hat offensichtlich psychische Probleme und kann sich nur an wenig im Detail erinnern, doch er wirkt aufrichtig. Bevor Strike ihn allerdings ausführlich befragen kann, ergreift der Mann panisch die Flucht. Um Billys Geschichte auf den Grund zu gehen, folgen Strike und Robin Ellacott – einst seine Assistentin, jetzt seine Geschäftspartnerin – einer verschlungenen Spur, die sie durch die zwielichtigen Ecken Londons, in die oberen Kreise des Parlaments und zu einem prachtvollen, doch düsteren Herrenhaus auf dem Land führt. Zugleich verläuft auch Strikes eigenes Leben alles andere als gradlinig: Er hat es als Ermittler zu Berühmtheit gebracht und kann sich nicht länger unauffällig hinter den Kulissen bewegen. Noch dazu ist das Verhältnis zu seiner früheren Assistentin schwieriger denn je – zwar ist Robin für ihn geschäftlich mittlerweile unersetzlich, ihre private Beziehung ist jedoch viel komplizierter ...

Die Frau im See

Ein Peter-Diamond-Krimi

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304566

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 2620

Peter Diamond ist über vierzig, übergewichtig, überempfindlich, übererfolgreich und vielen ein übergroßes Ärgernis. Als Polizist vertraut er der Intuition mehr als dem Computer. Eine nackte Frauenleiche in einem See fordert seinen Spürsinn und seine ganze berufliche Erfahrung. Doch ehe Diamond den Fall aufklären kann, quittiert er beleidigt den Polizeidienst und ermittelt auf eigene Faust... Erster Band der Peter-Diamond-Reihe

The Last War

Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743227565

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 992

Relentless investigator ferrets Shamrock and Burrows seek out an object that has the ability to change the future and may enable modern ferrets to contact the ancient and secret home planet from which they came. Original. 35,000 first printing.

The Last Tomorrow

Author: Ryan David Jahn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766501

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1619

Los Angeles, 1952 After thirteen-year-old Sandy Duncan shoots his stepfather and carves a symbol from a comic book into the corpse’s forehead, district attorney Seymour Markley launches a grand jury investigation into the murder, one that could implicate east-coast crime boss James Manning. Also in the frame is the comic book’s creator, Eugene Dahl. When threatening notes appear nailed to his front door, he is lured to a downtown hotel where one of the men who could bring down James Manning, is being held. There, Eugene finds the witness murdered, as well as the police officer charged with protecting him, and all fingers point to Eugene. Forced to go on the run, Eugene devises a plan that involves deeds far worse than anything he’s been accused of . . . 'There is no doubt of Jahn's writing talent . . . existential and surreal' The Times

The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477515

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4349

The second Sergeant Cribb Investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London Pugilism, a brutal form of bare-knuckle boxing, is forbidden by law in late Victorian England, but Sergeant Cribb discovers evidence that it continues in secret, finding a corpse whose hands were “pickled” for fighting. He sends young constable Henry Jago to infiltrate the fighting ring, but Jago is endangered when more murders ensue. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Alchemist

And the Love of His Life

Author: Poe Hawkins

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452596565

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 1235

Once in awhile a novel like, “The Shack”comes along and captivates our imagination. Such a novel is, “The Last Alchemist”, a tale involving an ex-priest, a young girl in search of life’s meaning, a Hollywood actor, a cunning detective and an alchemist who has been alive since the ninth century, living in stolen bodies down through the ages. The chance meeting of these characters and their subsequent relationships result in mayhem, lust, murder, love and transcendental magic. You will be shocked over and over again as you try to anticipate what will happen next in this wonderfully twisted story about people trying to hold on to their views of reality. Your own views of reality will be seriously challenged in this paranormal thriller. Visit www.thelastalchemistnovel.com.

Last Mile

Thriller

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641182123

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7605

Der Memory Man ist zurück! Seit einem Unfall kann Amos Decker, der Memory Man, nichts mehr vergessen. Fast wäre er an den unlöschbaren Bildern seiner traumatischen Vergangenheit zerbrochen. Aber nun hat er ein neues Lebensziel gefunden: Innerhalb einer Spezialeinheit des FBI klärt er ungelöste Schwerverbrechen. In seinem ersten Fall geht es um Melvin Mars, der seit zwanzig Jahren in der Todeszelle sitzt. Er soll seine eigenen Eltern ermordet haben. Doch Stunden vor seiner geplanten Exekution taucht ein Mann auf und behauptet, der Schuldige zu sein. Kann Decker ihm glauben? Ist Melvin Mars unschuldig und muss vor der Todesstrafe bewahrt werden? Oder wird ein hochgefährlicher Mörder auf freien Fuß gesetzt? Als ein Mitglied aus Deckers Team plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, zeigt sich bald, dass der Fall eine noch viel tiefergehende gesellschaftliche Sprengkraft birgt.

The Last Project

People Kill – Drug’S Don’T

Author: Michael Joseph

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477129782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 499

View: 3710

Imagine a world renowned theme park in one of the most popular cities on earth where millions of families have saved for months, sometimes years, to take their family for a once in a lifetime experience. Almost overnight it becomes the central locale for organized crime. In the middle of this criminal organization stands one defenseless man who must battle the cynical leader and his lieutenants of an organized crime outfit known locally as the Circle. To save himself and his family, he must also face and conquer his own demons inside first. This is inspired by true events that will fascinate you beyond your wildest imagination. The Circle is controlled by an extremely wealthy, eccentric and envious individual whose corruption can only be rivaled by that of an evil dictator. A reputable and much respected construction manager has no choice but to stand toe to toe with the Circle and its leader to protect his family. The lies, deception, betrayal and greed will change many lives forever. His life, family and friends begin to slip away and he must decide to face his reality and risk his own fate. Michael is out to prove he will give his life to save his familys life through his actions, not just words. The Last Project was nearly the last act Michael performed to save his wife, he and his childrens life. Now it has become a David versus Goliath saga that will drive your desire for more, page after page and chapter after chapter.

The Last Magician

Author: Janette Hospital

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702256129

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 7841

This superb novel is richly textured and intellectually challenging, a tour de force from our most elegantly seductive writer. The last magician is Charlie, the photographer, who monitors and records everything as he seeks the silent Cat through physical and emotional infernos. Charlie, Cat, Robbie and Catherine shared a childhood summer in a Queensland rainforest. But a death intruded on their charmed circle, binding them to complicity and silence. Decades later, festering memories seep through into the present, in the same way as the desperate underside of a corrupt Sydney breaks through into tidy lives and well-kept streets. The Last Magician was listed in the Weekend Australian Most Notable Books of 1992 and the New York Times Best Books of 1992.

A Loyal Character Dancer

Author: Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477949

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5910

The second book in the Inspector Chen investigations Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beautiful Bund Park. Li insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn takes priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man and also a loyal Party member.

To The Last Breath

Three Women Fight For The Truth Behind A Child's Tragic Murder

Author: Carlton Stowers

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429935936

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 1947

On January 22, 1994, two-year old Renee Goode played happily with her sisters and cousin, as the four of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead. The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Renee's death. But her mother Annette and grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered--and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer: her handsome father, Shane Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtually no interest in Renee--until he took out a $50,000 insurance policy on her life. With the help of a courageous female police investigator and Assistant DA, Sharon launched a case against Shane and had Renee's tiny coffin, lovingly filled with her favorite stuffed animals, exhumed from its final resting place. And her small corpse revealed what her grandmother had suspected all along: cold, calculating Shane Goode had murdered his own daughter to cash in on her death. To the Last Breath is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

The Last Secret of the Temple

Author: Paul Sussman

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555848804

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 8130

An ancient secret threatens to unleash a modern war in this international-bestselling “thriller on par with the best literature out there” (James Rollins). Jerusalem, 70 AD: As the invading Romans destroy the Holy Temple, a young Jewish boy is hidden away—chosen as the guardian of a great secret. And for seventy generations, the secret is kept safe . . . But now, in order to ignite a new conflict between Israel and the Arab world, a Jewish radical is prepared to reveal what has been hidden for centuries. The only ones who can stop the coming bloodshed are a beautiful young Palestinian journalist and two detectives—one Israeli, one Egyptian—in an unlikely alliance. As their separate searches for the truth intertwine, they discover there are some in this war-torn region who believe true peace can only be found in death . . . Full of the detail and in-depth knowledge only a bestselling author and true-life archaeologist could deliver, this is a “tightly-plotted, richly-observed, thought-provoking thriller” (Raymond Khoury). “Sussman, an archeologist, puts in plenty of satisfying twists and turns, and grounds the story in the violence and intrigue of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” —Publishers Weekly

The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

Author: John

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 0981564364

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7781

What if George Bailey wasn’t saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama’s central character. The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift” to the uplifting plot of Capra’s film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey’s disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse.