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обложка книги Murder down under Murder down under Upfield Arthur W Bony  
обложка книги Murder Must Wait Murder Must Wait Upfield Arthur W Bony  
обложка книги Man of Two Tribes Man of Two Tribes Upfield Arthur W Bony  
обложка книги Murder on the Links Murder on the Links Christie Agatha Hercule Poirot  
обложка книги Mord auf dem Golfplatz Mord auf dem Golfplatz

Titel des englischen Originals; Murder on the Links.

Christie Agatha Ein Hercule Poirot Krimi  
обложка книги Murder In The Queen's armes Murder In The Queen's armes Elkins Aaron Gideon Oliver  
обложка книги Make No Bones Make No Bones Elkins Aaron Gideon Oliver  
обложка книги Miss Pym Disposes Miss Pym Disposes

Leys Physical Training College was famous for its excellent discipline and Miss Lucy Pym was pleased and flattered to be invited to give a psychology lecture there. But she had to admit that the health and vibrant beauty of the students made her feel just a little inadequate.Then there was a nasty accident — and suddenly Miss Pym was forced to apply her agile intellect to the unpleasant fact that among all those impressively healthy bodies someone had a very sick mind…

Tey Josephine  
обложка книги Murder on the Brighton express Murder on the Brighton express Marston Edward Inspector Robert Colbeck  
обложка книги Murder at the Villa Byzantine Murder at the Villa Byzantine Raichev R T Country house mystery  
обложка книги Mrs. Pargeter's pound of flesh Mrs. Pargeter's pound of flesh Brett Simon Mrs. Pargeter  
обложка книги Murder on the Orient Express Murder on the Orient Express Christie Agatha , Hercule Poirot  
обложка книги Murder of Gonzago Murder of Gonzago Raichev RT Country house crime  
обложка книги Murder in Mesopotamia Murder in Mesopotamia Christie Agatha Hercule Poirot  
Murdo en la Orienta ekspreso

1.0 - создание файла

Christie Agatha  
обложка книги Murder in the Grand Manor Murder in the Grand Manor Hoke Tom  
обложка книги Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close—the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seemingly to the death, was to leave many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but was also to lead to his immortality as a literary figure.

Doyle Arthur Conan  
Monsieur Lecoq

Le précurseur, français, de Sherlock Holmes…

Gaboriau Émile  
обложка книги Murder Must Advertise Murder Must Advertise

Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, and no one is sorry. That is until Lord Peter Wimsey joins the firm and asks some awkward questions. Finding himself involved in a web of blackmail and drugs, more must die before the sinister plot can be unravelled.

Sayers Dorothy L  
обложка книги Miss Silver Deals With Death Miss Silver Deals With Death

A chance encounter restores Giles Armitage to his fiancee, but the shipwreck has left him with amnesia, and their happiness is threatened by Carola Roland. So when Carola is murdered, Giles is the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver's ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime.

Wentworth Patricia  
обложка книги Moriarty Moriarty

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty — dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes — in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place — including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital — from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks — in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.

Horowitz Anthony , Sherlock Holmes  
обложка книги Murder Is No Joke Murder Is No Joke

"Murder Is No Joke,” a workaday whodunit in a couturier’s salon, is a sample, par excellence, of the master’s inimitable ability to relate the unrelated — put the round peg in the square hole, so to speak — and nail two killings on one murderer.

Stout Rex Nero Wolfe  
обложка книги Mīļais nesteidzies Mīļais nesteidzies

Gunārs Cīrulis

Mīļais nesteidzies

Romāns

Romāna galvenie varoņi ~ milicijas darbinieki — parādīti sarežģīta un neikdienišķa nozieguma atklāšanas procesā.

Noziegumā iejaukta jaunieša Jara Vaivara liktenis neparedzēti un traģiski saistās ar iekšlietu orgānu darbinieku likteņiem. Viņam grib palīdzēt, bet kā to izdarīt? Kā rīkosies viņš pats?

RĪGA «LiESMA» 1982

Recenzenti: Ēvalds Strods un milicijas ģenerālmajors, juridisko zinātņu doktors Anrijs Kavalieris

Mākslinieks Gunārs Kļava

RULIS RS  
обложка книги Misery Bay Misery Bay Hamilton Steve Alex McKnight  
обложка книги Medusa Medusa Dibdin Michael Aurelio Zen  
обложка книги Murder in Mykonos Murder in Mykonos Siger Jeffrey Andreas Kaldis  
Maximilien Heller

"Le roman populaire a donné naissance au roman policier, et cette transition s'opère sous nos yeux comme par magie, grâce à un auteur presque oublié, Henry Cauvain (1817 – 1899) et à son merveilleux roman Maximilien Heller. Ce récit est excellent, entre autres raisons, parce qu'il est relativement bref et ne s'encombre d'aucune intrigue amoureuse. Il comporte un criminel de génie, un crime en chambre close remarquablement expliqué compte tenu de l'époque, et un enquêteur résolument privé!On peut y faire des comparaisons amusantes. Heller aime les chats, comme Sherlock Holmes. Il prend de l'opium pour s'endormir – comme Holmes. Comme lui, il procède par déductions logiques. Il a un confident qui raconte l'histoire, et qui est médecin, comme le Watson de Holmes… Tout pourrait laisser croire que Cauvain, imbibé de Gaboriau, a également lu Conan Doyle et lui a emprunté personnages, techniques et détails! Or Maximilien Heller date de 1871, alors que la première aventure de Sherlock Holmes ne sera publiée que seize ans plus tard!"

Les aventures d'un détective amateur sur les traces de Sherlock Holmes: comme lui, il a une forte personnalité, une faculté de concentration intellectuelle extraordinaire qui souvent l'empêche de dormir: c'est pourquoi il prend de l'opium.

Cauvain Henry  
обложка книги Missing Joseph Missing Joseph

Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough, the man they had come to see, is dead—a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village, relationships that bring men and women together with a passion, with grief, or with the intention to kill. Peeling away layer after layer of personal history to reveal the torment of a fugitive spirit, Missing Joseph is award-winning author Elizabeth George's greatest achievement.

George Elizabeth Inspector Lynley  
обложка книги Mark of Murder Mark of Murder Shannon Dell Lieutenant Luis Mendoza  
Muerte en la Fenice

El renombrado director de orquesta Helmut Wellauer aparece muerto, envenenado con cianuro potásico, durante una representación de La Traviata en el célebre teatro veneciano de La Fenice. Hasta el comisario Guido Brunetti, acostumbrado a la laberíntica criminalidad de Venecia, se asombra de la cantidad de enemigos que el músico ha dejado en su camino a la cumbre. Pero, ¿cuántos tenían motivos suficientes para matarle?

Conocido y querido ya por miles de lectores, el comisario Brunetti, armado tan sólo con su paciencia y sagacidad, resuelve en esta sugerente novela policíaca su primer caso.

Brunetti es un héroe corriente, es decir, un antihéroe cuya vida es feliz en lo personal y crecientemente desgraciada en lo profesional. Un vago izquierdismo lo une con su esposa Paola y les lleva a compartir de vez en cuando reflexiones amargas sobre la corrupción, la burocracia.

Muerte en La Fenice fue galardonada en Japón con el prestigioso Premio Suntory a la mejor novela de intriga y convirtió en poco tiempo a Donna Leon en el gran boom de la novela policíaca en Europa. Un excelente comienzo.

«El verdadero encanto de esta serie reside en el carisma de Brunetti y su apasionada identificación con el alma de Venecia.»

The New York Times Book Review.

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Mind prey Mind prey Sandford John Lucas Davenport  
Mortal Prey Sandford John Lucas Davenport  
обложка книги Mortal Allies Mortal Allies Haig Brian Sean Drummond  
обложка книги Murder Club Murder Club

Detective Inspector Delaney is looking forward to spending Christmas with Kate Walker and his young daughter Siobhan, but the past always had a way of ruining Jack’s best-laid plans. And this holiday season is no different!

A year previously, Delaney was responsible for the arrest of Michael Robinson, a viciously violent rapist. Robinson always claimed he was set up by the police but before he could be brought to trial he was brutally attacked in prison and left for dead. He didn’t die, however, and a year later, out of hospital and fit for trial, he is pointing the finger squarely at Delaney for the assault that nearly killed him. And not only that — it looks like he has a case!

And everything is about to get a whole lot worse for the Detective Inspector when Robinson walks free from court.

There are new faces at White City — and with them come old crimes, old bones and old scores to settle!

It seems that Delaney is not the only one in West London with a past they’ll take any measures to hide. And as the body count starts to climb, it looks like Jack himself might be about to join the club.

The Murder Club!

Pearson Mark  
обложка книги Mr. Kill Mr. Kill Limon Martin George Sueno and Ernie Bascom  
обложка книги Mr. Clarinet Mr. Clarinet Stone Nick Max Mingus  
обложка книги Murder Mile Murder Mile Black Tony DI Rob Brennan  
обложка книги Mahu Mahu Plakcy Neil S Mahu  
обложка книги Mahu Surfer Mahu Surfer Plakcy Neil S Mahu  
обложка книги Mahu Fire Mahu Fire Plakcy Neil S Mahu  
обложка книги Mahu Vice Mahu Vice Plakcy Neil S Mahu  
обложка книги Mind-Altering Murder Mind-Altering Murder Rabkin William Psych  
обложка книги Mirror Maze Mirror Maze Bayer William Janek  
обложка книги Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express Kaminsky Stuart M Inspector Rostnikov  
обложка книги Man in the middle Man in the middle Haig Brian Sean Drummond  
обложка книги Men In Blue Men In Blue Griffin Web Badge of Honor  
обложка книги Maigret hezitas Maigret hezitas Simenon Georges  
обложка книги Mykonos After Midnight Mykonos After Midnight Siger Jeffrey Andreas Kaldis  
обложка книги Malice Malice

“This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner… will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Fiendishly clever… Higashino offers one twist after another… Readers will marvel at the artful way the plot builds to the solution.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka’s best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka.

As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers’ relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn’t necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn’t able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out.

Malice is one of the bestselling—the most acclaimed—novel in Keigo Higashino’s series featuring police detective Kyochiro Kaga, one of the most popular creations of the bestselling novelist in Asia.

Higashino Keigo Police Detective Kaga  
обложка книги Morse’s Greatest Mystery and other stories Morse’s Greatest Mystery and other stories

Morse had solved so many mysteries in his life. Was he now, he wondered, beginning to glimpse the solution to the greatest mystery of them all...?’

Why does a theft at Christmas lead Chief Inspector Morse to look upon the Festive Season with uncharacteristic goodwill? How can the discovery of a short story written by a beautiful Oxford graduate lead Morse to her murderer? And what happens when Morse himself falls victim to a brilliantly executed crime?

Published together for the first time are ten dazzling short stories by Colin Dexter, including two new mysteries written especially for this anthology. The collection features five ingenious cases for Inspector Morse and five other stories which take us from a cell in Oxford Prison to Sherlock Holmes’ drawing room at 221B Baker Street... and on to a chance encounter with another famous detective in the canteen at Kidlington Police HQ... The final story opens as Morse awaits the arrival of his sergeant in Room 231 of the Randolph Hotel, where once again he must confront a sudden, terrible death.

Tantalizingly plotted and tautly told, each story in this volume is a mini-masterpiece of detective fiction: beguiling, surprising, and totally absorbing.

Dexter Colin  
обложка книги Ménage tes méninges Ménage tes méninges

L'histoire qui est racontée ici est rigoureusement vraie. Je n'y ai pas changé une virgule.

J'ai seulement modifié les événements, déformé les faits, interverti les situations, débaptisé les personnages et déplacé l'action.

J'ai également pris des libertés avec le lecteur, le vocabulaire de l'affabulation.

Oui, j'ai fait tout cela.

Mais, parole d'homme, je n'ai pas changé une virgule à l'histoire.

J'aurais peut-être dû… Ça aurait évité à Béru et au beau San-Antonio de se trouver dans la situation la plus effarante de leur brillante carrière. Et comme dit ce grand intellectuel de Bérurier : MÉNAGE TES MENINGES, gars, et prépare tes mécaniques.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Ma langue au Chah Ma langue au Chah

Pour tout vous dire, je rêvais depuis longtemps d'aller en Iran… Mais pas dans ces conditions !

Au XXe siècle, être obligé de se battre au sabre, c'est surprenant, non ? Mais, croyez-moi, votre San-Antonio se révèle vite un as de cette discipline et les sbires qui se sont frottés à lui, s'ils n'étaient pas déjà des eunuques, ne sont pas près de mettre Casanova en péril.

Quant à Bérurier au pays des mille et une nuits (des mille et un z'ennuis, plutôt), c'est pas racontable en page 4 de couverture.

Sachez qu'il y a plusieurs façons de donner sa langue au chat… La donner au Chah n'est pas la plus facile, vous allez voir !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt

Quand une polka te demande de mettre ton doigt où elle a son doigt, vas-y, mon Nestor, car il vaut toujours mieux reconnaître le parcours avant la course.

Mais quand c'est un ancien pote de la communale qui te balance cette vanne, alors prends tes cliques sous un bras, tes claques sous l'autre, et taille-toi sans en écouter davantage.

Tu vois, le tartant, dans notre job, c'est de le prendre au sérieux.

De vouloir faire comme si on avait de l'honneur. A force de jouer à ce jeu de c… tu finis par en contracter, de l'honneur.

Et alors là… Alors, là, fiston, t'es promis à toutes les rémoulades !

Les cimetières sont bourrés de mecs qui en avaient trop.

Et cependant, le Vieux m'avait bel et bien ordonné de tout laisser tomber.

L'ennui, c'est que je me suis dit : « Laisser tomber quoi ? »

Tu comprends ?

Non !

Ben alors, lis !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, les petits bateaux… Maman, les petits bateaux…

On t'a déjà mené en bateau, non ?

Donc tu as le pied marin, si tu n'as pas l'air malin.

Alors, mets ton béret à pompon et embarque, matelot !

Grimpe avec Béru et moi sur le Thermos pour une croisière very délectable.

Tu trouveras à bord des sirènes très sublimes, avec une proue qui n'a pas besoin de soutiens-loloches et une poupe que tu peux déguster à la cuiller.

Y a du champagne, du punch, de la vodka et du caviar…

Et des bombes en guise de dessert.

Très glacées, tu verras.

Avec elles, t'es sûr de faire un boum…

C'est les requins qui vont être contents !

Et si tu as envie de la quille, ben, sers-toi.

Avant qu'elle coule.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mayhem Mayhem Janes J Robert St.Cyr and Kohler  
обложка книги Mon culte sur la commode Mon culte sur la commode

Mon culte, il existe, non ?

Et parce qu'il existe, une bande de CONservateurs en prennent ombrage, le foutent sur la commode, mais qui est-ce qui va l'avoir dans le culte ?

Devine.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mannequin Mannequin Janes J Robert St.Cyr and Kohler  
обложка книги Morpions circus Morpions circus

Moi, tu me connais ?

Une âme de fer dans un corps sain ; une main de velours dans un corsage.

Tout dans la tête pour garder les mains libres.

Principal défaut ? Raffole des gonzesses sans distinction d'âge ni de confession.

Principale qualité ? Les fait reluire.

Signe distinctif ? A horreur des cons.

Mais tu peux rester.

Et prendre connaissance de ce plaisant ouvrage.

Tu y trouveras : la moutarde de la polissonnerie, l'œuf de l'action et l'huile de la volupté.

Si tu remues bien le tout, tu obtiendras une succulente mayonnaise.

Elle donnera un peu de goût à ta vie insipide.

Allez, viens !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » ! Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » !

La vérité ?

Rarement je suis passé aussi près de la grande faucheuse que dans ce book.

Un tout petit peu plus, c'était : « bon suaire, m'sieurs-dames » sur l'air des lampions.

Et tout ça, tu veux que je te dise ?

A cause d'une gentille opticienne qui n'avait pas mis de culotte pour faire sa vitrine.

Nous autres tringleurs, on est peu de chose, tu sais !

Pendant que j'y pense : n'en parle pas à maman, elle se ferait du mouron. Tu connais Félicie !…

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses ! Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses !

C'est beau, un bordel.

C'est confortable.

On y passe généralement de bons moments.

Sauf quand il y vient des gens bizarres.

Alors il arrive que les choses se gâtent et qu'on se mette à y mourir à qui mieux mieux.

Un conseil : ne jamais ouvrir la fenêtre donnant sur la rue, sinon t'es obligé d'appeler les pompiers. Et les pompiers dans un bordel, quoi que tu en penses, ça la fout mal !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Man of Sorrows Man of Sorrows Craig James Inspector Carlyle  
обложка книги Mortels trafics Mortels trafics

À croire qu’il est plus important d’intercepter des « go fast » de cannabis que d’arrêter des tueurs…

Si la marchandise est perdue, rien ne vous protègera plus, même pas les barreaux d’une prison…


Une rumeur assassine s’en prend à l’innocence d’une famille.

La violence des trafics mobilise Stups et Crim’ au-delà des frontières, dans le secret d’enquêtes mettant à l’honneur des tempéraments policiers percutants, parfois rebelles, toujours passionnés.


En France et à l’étranger, Pierre Pouchairet a vécu les procédures, les ambiances et les « milieux » qui inspirent ses romans. Dans ses livres éclate une vérité qui dépasse l’imagination, la vérité d’une vie engagée…

Biographie de l'auteur

En France et à l'étranger, Pierre Pouchairet a vécu les procédures, les ambiances et les « milieux » qui inspirent ses romans. Dans ses livres éclate une vérité qui dépasse l'imagination, la vérité d'une vie engagée…

Pouchairet Pierre  
обложка книги McNally's risk McNally's risk Sanders Lawrence Archy McNally  
обложка книги Meltdown Meltdown

A series of "accidents" at nuclear power stations across the United States is destabilizing America's energy program.

In the fallout of this highly complex plot, the United States will be forced to rely on Third World oil, oil whose flow is controlled by the Russian KGB.

Mack Bolan must push to the core of this sabotage before a full-scale disaster occurs. But it's a race with a temperature gauge that goes only one way — straight toward a nuclear meltdown.

Pendleton Don The Executioner  
обложка книги Mirage Mirage

The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times — bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.


In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax — but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was

working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined — but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.

Cussler Clive, Brul Jack Du The Oregon Files  
Motor Mouth

Miami is still freakin’ humid. The nights are even hotter. And there’s a body on ice. And that’s just the beginning of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired ride from phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

A woman with a taste for speed and a talent for breaking the rules, Barney also knows a little too much about cheating. First there was Hooker and that salesclerk. Now she’s convinced one of the competitors is up to no good on the track. Snooping to find evidence, Hooker and Barney “borrow” a NASCAR hauler. Turns out, the hauler is carrying two race cars and a dead guy. Now Barney and Hooker are facing multiple counts of grand theft auto and homicide.

So buckle up as Barney, Hooker, a 150-pound-bundle-of-St. Bernard-love named Beans, and the Super Cigar Ladies Felicia and Rosa shift into gear on a wild race around South Florida and Concord, North Carolina.

Everything you always wanted to know about righteous indignation, stealing an eighteen-wheeler, and sex in the fast lane.

Evanovich Janet  
обложка книги Ma cavale au Canada Ma cavale au Canada

J'aime mieux prévenir.

Celui qui entreprend la lecture de « Ma cavale au Canada » doit avoir le cœur et les roustons bien accrochés, car il y a davantage d'épisodes dramatiques dans cette œuvre magistrale qu'il n'y en a eu pendant toute la dernière guerre et plus de scènes de baise que n'en comptent les règnes d'Henri VIII et d'Elisabeth II réunis.

Prière d'éteindre sa cigarette avant de pénétrer dans ces pages. A l'intérieur, y a déjà plein de gonzesses qui ont le feu aux miches : inutile d'aggraver les risques.

Vive le Québec Livres !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги MAGNOLIJA CĪRUĻPUTENĪ MAGNOLIJA CĪRUĻPUTENĪ

GUNĀRS CĪRULIS

MAGNOLIJA CĪRUĻPUTENĪ

Ironisks detektīvstāsts

Rīga «Liesma» 1986

Recenzente LIJA BRIDA KA Mākslinieks JURIS PETRAŠKEVIČS


RULIS RS  
Mnie Zabić

Mimo upływu trzech tygodni, nie zapomniałam o holenderskiej aferze, bo ciągle mi o niej ktoś przypominał. Martusia nerwowo dopytywała się przez telefon, czy coś wiem o Ewie Thompkins i czy ona na pewno do niej nie przyjedzie. Nie wynikało z tego wprawdzie jasno, która do której miałaby przyjechać, ale pocieszająco twierdziłam, że nie. Gąsowska dzwoniła dwukrotnie, cała zatroskana, bo Jadzia tam się martwi i nie wie co zrobić, Thompkins chodzi ponury, a Thompkinsowa w strasznych nerwach. Samochód, co jej ukradli, już odzyskała, ale teraz go nie chce i płacze, żeby jej inny kupić, a kto by się dziwił, skoro w nim trupa znaleźli. Gorzej, podobno je mąż tego trupa znał, więc tym bardziej nie wiadomo, co robić.

Poradziłam, żeby nic. Znajomość z trupem, o ile został pochowany, niczemu nie szkodzi.

Teraz znów Górski…

Chmielewska Joanna  
обложка книги Maid of Murder Maid of Murder

Flower's breezy debut introduces a quirky heroine—India Hayes, a librarian at Martin College in Stripling, Ohio, who's also an artist. India agrees, yet again, to be a bridesmaid, this time for her childhood friend, Olivia Blocken, for whom her brother, Mark, an assistant professor at Martin, still carries a torch. After Olivia left Stripling for college elsewhere, Mark suffered a breakdown and buried himself in mathematics. Not wanting to upset Mark, India doesn't tell him she's a bridesmaid in his lost love's wedding. When someone pushes Olivia to her death in the college fountain and Mark becomes the most likely murder suspect, India turns amateur sleuth in an effort to prove her brother's innocence. Warring cats and distinctive characters, like India's everything Irish landlady and her bizarre '60s activist parents, will appeal to cozy fans.

Flower Amanda An India Hayes Mystery  
обложка книги Moi, vous me connaissez ? Moi, vous me connaissez ?

Des nuits comme celle-là, je vous jure…

Y a qu'à Paname qu'on en rencontre !

Et encore, faut attendre minuit.

Pourtant, ça démarrait plutôt pas mal. Moi, vous me connaissez ?

Je me voyais déjà plonger dans les transports en commun en compagnie de la môme Rebecca…

Je lui mijotais un programme de gala, avec une cargaison de frissons tous plus voluptueux les uns que les autres.

Remarquez, des frissons y en a eu au cours de cette sacrée nuit !

Et pas qu'un peu !

Seulement, ça n'était pas ceux que j'escomptais.

Lorsqu'il s'est mis à pleuvoir de la viande froide, j'ai drôlement regretté d'être sorti sans pébroque.

Heureusement que Berthe Bérurier m'accompagnait.

Parce qu'avec une Jeanne d'Arc de deux tonnes, vous me direz ce que je voudrai, mais on se sent moins seul !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
Mulch Ado About Nothing

When Jane and neighbor Shelley Nowack sign up for a gardening class at their local community center, they end up with a substitute, the pompous Dr. Stewart Eastman, after an unknown intruder sneaks into the home of the regular teacher, Julie Jackson, and knocks her out, leaving her in a coma. Suspects in the attack include everyone taking the gardening class: fastidious computer programmer Charles Jones, persnickety librarian Martha Winstead, lonely widower Arnie Waring and loony aging hippie Ursula Appledorn. But in this leisurely, talky tale, Jane is less concerned with crime solving than with visiting the gardens of her classmates, tending to her injured foot, worrying about her teenage son's unsuitable girlfriend and buying herself a new TV for her bedroom. Only near the end does a murder occur. Dr. Eastman is found strangled with green twine in a compost pile, after which Churchill brings the plot to a tidy conclusion, with the killer's motive turning on Dr. Eastman's patented pink marigolds.

Churchill Jill Jane Jeffry  
обложка книги Mes hommages à la donzelle Mes hommages à la donzelle

Il y a une multitude de choses dont j'ai horreur. Les jeunes filles de plus de quatre-vingt-dix-sept ans, tout d'abord. Le poisson mal cuit, aussi. Puis les liaisons mal-t-à-propos ; les ouatères de wagons de seconde classe ; les bitures de Bérurier et les imparfaits du subjonctif de Pinaud. Mais s'il y a une chose qui m'énerve par-dessus tout, qui me file au bord du delirium très mince, c'est qu'on s'asseye sur mon chapeau… Surtout au cinéma… Surtout quand on l'a fait exprès… Surtout quand c'est le dargeot d'un truand qui est l'outrageur… Surtout quand tout ça cache le commencement d'une aventure insensée !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Meurs pas, on a du monde Meurs pas, on a du monde

Franchement, M. Konopoulos ne me demandait rien.

D'ailleurs, je n'étais pas venu à Genève pour ça.

La sublime nana qui m'attendait à l'aéroport avait une autre chatte à fouetter.

Mais il a fallu que ce pauvre manutentionnaire soit mordu par un méchant serpent et que son aimable cadavre déboule en même temps que nos valises…

C'est idiot pour Marie-Marie qui, consécutivement, a dû faire une croisière en ambulance !

Mais alors, si tu avais vu nos frimes quand on a déballé l'abominable costume !

Enfin, tu m'as compris ?

Si tu as tout pigé, pas la peine d'acheter ce livre. Mais s'il te reste des zones obscures dans la comprenette, n'hésite pas. Quand tu en auras terminé la lecture, j'aime autant te prévenir : tu devras changer de calbar.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Messieurs les hommes Messieurs les hommes

Savez-vous que la pègre vient de s'enrichir d'une nouvelle recrue ?

Et pas une demi-portion, croyez-moi !

Du vrai casseur…

Du qui file la rouste aux caïds de Pigalle…

Du qui se permet de descendre un flic en plein commissariat.

Son nom ?

Pour Messieurs les hommes, il s'appelle Bemard Tonacci…

Ça ne vous dit rien ?

Alors, je vais vous en balancer davantage :

A la P.J., ce zigoto est plus connu sous le nom de commissaire San-Antonio.

Pas de panique… Rassurez-vous, je n'ai pas changé de bord… mais il faut admettre que tout pourrait le laisser croire au début de ce chef-d'œuvre.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Ménage tes méninges Ménage tes méninges

L'histoire qui est racontée ici est rigoureusement vraie. Je n'y ai pas changé une virgule.

J'ai seulement modifié les événements, déformé les faits, interverti les situations, débaptisé les personnages et déplacé l'action.

J'ai également pris des libertés avec le lecteur, le vocabulaire de l'affabulation.

Oui, j'ai fait tout cela.

Mais, parole d'homme, je n'ai pas changé une virgule à l'histoire.

J'aurais peut-être dû… Ça aurait évité à Béru et au beau San-Antonio de se trouver dans la situation la plus effarante de leur brillante carrière. Et comme dit ce grand intellectuel de Bérurier : MÉNAGE TES MENINGES, gars, et prépare tes mécaniques.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Ma langue au Chah Ma langue au Chah

Pour tout vous dire, je rêvais depuis longtemps d'aller en Iran… Mais pas dans ces conditions !

Au XXe siècle, être obligé de se battre au sabre, c'est surprenant, non ? Mais, croyez-moi, votre San-Antonio se révèle vite un as de cette discipline et les sbires qui se sont frottés à lui, s'ils n'étaient pas déjà des eunuques, ne sont pas près de mettre Casanova en péril.

Quant à Bérurier au pays des mille et une nuits (des mille et un z'ennuis, plutôt), c'est pas racontable en page 4 de couverture.

Sachez qu'il y a plusieurs façons de donner sa langue au chat… La donner au Chah n'est pas la plus facile, vous allez voir !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt

Quand une polka te demande de mettre ton doigt où elle a son doigt, vas-y, mon Nestor, car il vaut toujours mieux reconnaître le parcours avant la course.

Mais quand c'est un ancien pote de la communale qui te balance cette vanne, alors prends tes cliques sous un bras, tes claques sous l'autre, et taille-toi sans en écouter davantage.

Tu vois, le tartant, dans notre job, c'est de le prendre au sérieux.

De vouloir faire comme si on avait de l'honneur. A force de jouer à ce jeu de c… tu finis par en contracter, de l'honneur.

Et alors là… Alors, là, fiston, t'es promis à toutes les rémoulades !

Les cimetières sont bourrés de mecs qui en avaient trop.

Et cependant, le Vieux m'avait bel et bien ordonné de tout laisser tomber.

L'ennui, c'est que je me suis dit : « Laisser tomber quoi ? »

Tu comprends ?

Non !

Ben alors, lis !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, les petits bateaux… Maman, les petits bateaux…

On t'a déjà mené en bateau, non ?

Donc tu as le pied marin, si tu n'as pas l'air malin.

Alors, mets ton béret à pompon et embarque, matelot !

Grimpe avec Béru et moi sur le Thermos pour une croisière very délectable.

Tu trouveras à bord des sirènes très sublimes, avec une proue qui n'a pas besoin de soutiens-loloches et une poupe que tu peux déguster à la cuiller.

Y a du champagne, du punch, de la vodka et du caviar…

Et des bombes en guise de dessert.

Très glacées, tu verras.

Avec elles, t'es sûr de faire un boum…

C'est les requins qui vont être contents !

Et si tu as envie de la quille, ben, sers-toi.

Avant qu'elle coule.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mon culte sur la commode Mon culte sur la commode

Mon culte, il existe, non ?

Et parce qu'il existe, une bande de CONservateurs en prennent ombrage, le foutent sur la commode, mais qui est-ce qui va l'avoir dans le culte ?

Devine.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Morpions circus Morpions circus

Moi, tu me connais ?

Une âme de fer dans un corps sain ; une main de velours dans un corsage.

Tout dans la tête pour garder les mains libres.

Principal défaut ? Raffole des gonzesses sans distinction d'âge ni de confession.

Principale qualité ? Les fait reluire.

Signe distinctif ? A horreur des cons.

Mais tu peux rester.

Et prendre connaissance de ce plaisant ouvrage.

Tu y trouveras : la moutarde de la polissonnerie, l'œuf de l'action et l'huile de la volupté.

Si tu remues bien le tout, tu obtiendras une succulente mayonnaise.

Elle donnera un peu de goût à ta vie insipide.

Allez, viens !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » ! Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » !

La vérité ?

Rarement je suis passé aussi près de la grande faucheuse que dans ce book.

Un tout petit peu plus, c'était : « bon suaire, m'sieurs-dames » sur l'air des lampions.

Et tout ça, tu veux que je te dise ?

A cause d'une gentille opticienne qui n'avait pas mis de culotte pour faire sa vitrine.

Nous autres tringleurs, on est peu de chose, tu sais !

Pendant que j'y pense : n'en parle pas à maman, elle se ferait du mouron. Tu connais Félicie !…

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses ! Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses !

C'est beau, un bordel.

C'est confortable.

On y passe généralement de bons moments.

Sauf quand il y vient des gens bizarres.

Alors il arrive que les choses se gâtent et qu'on se mette à y mourir à qui mieux mieux.

Un conseil : ne jamais ouvrir la fenêtre donnant sur la rue, sinon t'es obligé d'appeler les pompiers. Et les pompiers dans un bordel, quoi que tu en penses, ça la fout mal !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Monsieur Malaussène Monsieur Malaussène

— La suite! réclamaient les enfants. La suite! La suite!

Ma suite à moi c'est l'autre petit moi-même qui préparer ma relève dans le giron de Julie. Comme une femme est belle en ces premiers mois où elle vous fait l'honneur d'être deux! Mais, Julie, crois-tu que ce soit raisonnable? Julie, le crois-tu? Franchement… hein? Et toi, petit con, penses-tu que ce soit le monde, la famille, l'époque où te poser? Pas encore là et déjà de mauvaises fréquentations!

— La suite! La suite!

Ils y tenaient tellement à leur suite que moi, Benjamin Malaussène, frère de famille hautement responsable, bouc ressuscité, père potentiel, j'ai fini par me retrouver en prison accusé de vingt et un meurtres.

Tout ça pour un sombre trafic d'images en ce siècle Lumière.

Alors, vous tenez vraiment à ce que je vous la raconte, la suite?

Pennac Daniel Folio, Saga Malaussène  
обложка книги Medicus Medicus Downie Ruth Medicus investigation  
обложка книги Mord im Dom Mord im Dom

Im Jahr 799 begegnen sich Papst Leo III. und der König der Franken, Karl der Große, in Paderborn. Der eine ist vor seinen Feinden in Rom geflohen, der andere denkt daran, sein Lebenswerk mit dem Kaisertitel zu krönen. Doch dann wird der Aufenthalt an den Quellen der Pader von rätselhaften Mordfällen überschattet. Als ersten trifft es Bischof Odoaker während einer Messe im Dom...

Kehrer ürgen  
обложка книги Murder at Mansfield Park Murder at Mansfield Park

Murder at Mansfield Park is a witty and clever re-imagining of Jane Austen's much-loved novel Mansfield Park. But in this Mansfield Park, things have changed…

Formerly Austen's meekest heroine, Fanny Price has become not only an heiress to an extensive fortune but also a heartless, scheming minx. Hiding her true character behind a demure facade, Fanny is indeed betrothed to Edmund, now Mrs Norris's stepson; but do the couple really love each other? Henry and Mary Crawford arrive in the country ready to wreak havoc with their fast city ways, but this time Henry Crawford is troubled by a suspicious past while his sister, Mary, steps forward in the best Austen style to become an unexpected heroine.

Meanwhile, tragedy strikes the safe and solid grand house as it becomes the scene of violence. Every member of the family falls under suspicion and the race begins to halt a ruthless murderer.

Funny and sharp, Murder at Mansfield Park is simply a delight to read.

Shepherd Lynn  
обложка книги Martyr Martyr Clements Rory John Shakespeare  
обложка книги Murder at the God's Gate Murder at the God's Gate Robinson Lynda S Lord Meren  
обложка книги Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing Robinson Lynda S Lord Meren  
обложка книги Murder in the Place of Anubis Murder in the Place of Anubis Robinson Lynda S Lord Meren  
обложка книги Master of Souls Master of Souls Tremayne Peter Sister Fidelma  
обложка книги Midnight at Marble Arch Midnight at Marble Arch Perry Anne Thomas Pitt  
обложка книги Murder On The Rue Cassette Murder On The Rue Cassette Anderson Susan Russo Serafina Florio  
обложка книги Murder in the Forum Murder in the Forum Rowe Rosemary Libertus mystery of Roman Britain  
обложка книги Mist Over the Water Mist Over the Water Clare Alys Aelf Fen  
обложка книги Music of the Distant Stars Music of the Distant Stars Clare Alys Aelf Fen  
обложка книги Man Eater Man Eater Todd Marilyn Claudia Seferius  
обложка книги Man Eater Man Eater Todd Marilyn Claudia Seferius  
обложка книги Madrigal Madrigal Janes J Robert St.Cyr and Kohler  
обложка книги Murder in Grub Street Murder in Grub Street Alexander Bruce Sir John Fielding  
обложка книги Moriarty Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes is dead.

Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum that has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take Moriarty’s place.

Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.

Author of the global bestseller The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. With pitch-perfect characterization and breathtaking pace, Horowitz weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale that teases and...

Horowitz Anthony  
обложка книги Minor Corruption Minor Corruption Gutteridge Don Marc Edwards  
обложка книги Mord im Garten des Sokrates Mord im Garten des Sokrates Berst Sascha  
обложка книги Murder in Megara Murder in Megara Reed Mary, Mayer Eric John the Eunuch  
обложка книги Mayhem Mayhem Janes J Robert St.Cyr and Kohler  
обложка книги Mannequin Mannequin Janes J Robert St.Cyr and Kohler  
обложка книги Murder Most Holy Murder Most Holy Doherty Paul Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan  
обложка книги Murder in the Holy City Murder in the Holy City Beaufort Simon Sir Geoffrey Mappestone  
обложка книги Murder by the Book Murder by the Book

The Eighteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew


Close to the end of Easter Term 1358, the Colleges of the University of Cambridge are at war over the creation of a Common Library. Scholars from the poorer hostels are delighted by the scheme, but others see it as a dangerous precedent, and demand that the project be abandoned. At a meeting of all the masters to discuss the matter, a book flies through the air, striking one of their number and leaving him seriously wounded. Matthew Bartholomew is called upon for his skills as a physician, but his experience is even more in demand when a body is found floating in the pond of the library’s garden on the eve of its opening.

Meanwhile, there have been three murders in the town: these victims have all had their throats cut, and the culprits are rumoured to be a force of dangerous smugglers who lie low in the Fens.

Alongside Sheriff Tulyet and Brother Michael, Bartholomew knows he only has a week to disentangle the threads of violence that link town to gown, academic to tradesman. To fail might mean the destruction of the whole town.

Gregory Susanna Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew  
обложка книги Moriarty Moriarty

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty — dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes — in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place — including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital — from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks — in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.

Horowitz Anthony , Sherlock Holmes  
обложка книги Monk's Hood Monk's Hood

Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Luckily, the Abbey boasts the services of Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, only to be confronted by two very different surprises. In Master Bonel's wife, the good monk recognises Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows. And Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by a dose of deadly monk's-hood oil from Cadfael's herbarium. The Sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis' son Edwin, but Cadfael is certain of her son's innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder...

Peters Ellis Brother Cadfael  
обложка книги Magie noire à New York Magie noire à New York De Villiers érard SAS  
обложка книги Ma cavale au Canada Ma cavale au Canada

J'aime mieux prévenir.

Celui qui entreprend la lecture de « Ma cavale au Canada » doit avoir le cœur et les roustons bien accrochés, car il y a davantage d'épisodes dramatiques dans cette œuvre magistrale qu'il n'y en a eu pendant toute la dernière guerre et plus de scènes de baise que n'en comptent les règnes d'Henri VIII et d'Elisabeth II réunis.

Prière d'éteindre sa cigarette avant de pénétrer dans ces pages. A l'intérieur, y a déjà plein de gonzesses qui ont le feu aux miches : inutile d'aggraver les risques.

Vive le Québec Livres !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Madrigal for Charlie Muffin Madrigal for Charlie Muffin Freemantle Brian Charlie Muffin  
обложка книги Moi, vous me connaissez ? Moi, vous me connaissez ?

Des nuits comme celle-là, je vous jure…

Y a qu'à Paname qu'on en rencontre !

Et encore, faut attendre minuit.

Pourtant, ça démarrait plutôt pas mal. Moi, vous me connaissez ?

Je me voyais déjà plonger dans les transports en commun en compagnie de la môme Rebecca…

Je lui mijotais un programme de gala, avec une cargaison de frissons tous plus voluptueux les uns que les autres.

Remarquez, des frissons y en a eu au cours de cette sacrée nuit !

Et pas qu'un peu !

Seulement, ça n'était pas ceux que j'escomptais.

Lorsqu'il s'est mis à pleuvoir de la viande froide, j'ai drôlement regretté d'être sorti sans pébroque.

Heureusement que Berthe Bérurier m'accompagnait.

Parce qu'avec une Jeanne d'Arc de deux tonnes, vous me direz ce que je voudrai, mais on se sent moins seul !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Murderers Row Murderers Row Hamilton Donald Matt Helm  
обложка книги Mes hommages à la donzelle Mes hommages à la donzelle

Il y a une multitude de choses dont j'ai horreur. Les jeunes filles de plus de quatre-vingt-dix-sept ans, tout d'abord. Le poisson mal cuit, aussi. Puis les liaisons mal-t-à-propos ; les ouatères de wagons de seconde classe ; les bitures de Bérurier et les imparfaits du subjonctif de Pinaud. Mais s'il y a une chose qui m'énerve par-dessus tout, qui me file au bord du delirium très mince, c'est qu'on s'asseye sur mon chapeau… Surtout au cinéma… Surtout quand on l'a fait exprès… Surtout quand c'est le dargeot d'un truand qui est l'outrageur… Surtout quand tout ça cache le commencement d'une aventure insensée !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Meurs pas, on a du monde Meurs pas, on a du monde

Franchement, M. Konopoulos ne me demandait rien.

D'ailleurs, je n'étais pas venu à Genève pour ça.

La sublime nana qui m'attendait à l'aéroport avait une autre chatte à fouetter.

Mais il a fallu que ce pauvre manutentionnaire soit mordu par un méchant serpent et que son aimable cadavre déboule en même temps que nos valises…

C'est idiot pour Marie-Marie qui, consécutivement, a dû faire une croisière en ambulance !

Mais alors, si tu avais vu nos frimes quand on a déballé l'abominable costume !

Enfin, tu m'as compris ?

Si tu as tout pigé, pas la peine d'acheter ce livre. Mais s'il te reste des zones obscures dans la comprenette, n'hésite pas. Quand tu en auras terminé la lecture, j'aime autant te prévenir : tu devras changer de calbar.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Messieurs les hommes Messieurs les hommes

Savez-vous que la pègre vient de s'enrichir d'une nouvelle recrue ?

Et pas une demi-portion, croyez-moi !

Du vrai casseur…

Du qui file la rouste aux caïds de Pigalle…

Du qui se permet de descendre un flic en plein commissariat.

Son nom ?

Pour Messieurs les hommes, il s'appelle Bemard Tonacci…

Ça ne vous dit rien ?

Alors, je vais vous en balancer davantage :

A la P.J., ce zigoto est plus connu sous le nom de commissaire San-Antonio.

Pas de panique… Rassurez-vous, je n'ai pas changé de bord… mais il faut admettre que tout pourrait le laisser croire au début de ce chef-d'œuvre.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Manip à Zagreb Manip à Zagreb

La Mercedes se trouva bientôt à quelques mètres derrière Malko. L’homme assis à côté du chauffeur était Boza, le croate à la tête d’oiseau. Malko identifia facilement ce qu’il tenait dans ses mains : un « riot-gun » noir à plusieurs coups. Une arme capable à quelques mètres de déchiqueter n’importe quel être humain. La Mercedes accéléra encore, commençant à la doubler. son estomac se contracta : le canon du riot-gun pointait son museau par la glace ouverte de la voiture, visant la tête de Mako.


Villiers érard de SAS  
обложка книги Ménage tes méninges Ménage tes méninges

L'histoire qui est racontée ici est rigoureusement vraie. Je n'y ai pas changé une virgule.

J'ai seulement modifié les événements, déformé les faits, interverti les situations, débaptisé les personnages et déplacé l'action.

J'ai également pris des libertés avec le lecteur, le vocabulaire de l'affabulation.

Oui, j'ai fait tout cela.

Mais, parole d'homme, je n'ai pas changé une virgule à l'histoire.

J'aurais peut-être dû… Ça aurait évité à Béru et au beau San-Antonio de se trouver dans la situation la plus effarante de leur brillante carrière. Et comme dit ce grand intellectuel de Bérurier : MÉNAGE TES MENINGES, gars, et prépare tes mécaniques.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Ma langue au Chah Ma langue au Chah

Pour tout vous dire, je rêvais depuis longtemps d'aller en Iran… Mais pas dans ces conditions !

Au XXe siècle, être obligé de se battre au sabre, c'est surprenant, non ? Mais, croyez-moi, votre San-Antonio se révèle vite un as de cette discipline et les sbires qui se sont frottés à lui, s'ils n'étaient pas déjà des eunuques, ne sont pas près de mettre Casanova en péril.

Quant à Bérurier au pays des mille et une nuits (des mille et un z'ennuis, plutôt), c'est pas racontable en page 4 de couverture.

Sachez qu'il y a plusieurs façons de donner sa langue au chat… La donner au Chah n'est pas la plus facile, vous allez voir !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio, Spécial Police  
обложка книги Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt Mets ton doigt où j'ai mon doigt

Quand une polka te demande de mettre ton doigt où elle a son doigt, vas-y, mon Nestor, car il vaut toujours mieux reconnaître le parcours avant la course.

Mais quand c'est un ancien pote de la communale qui te balance cette vanne, alors prends tes cliques sous un bras, tes claques sous l'autre, et taille-toi sans en écouter davantage.

Tu vois, le tartant, dans notre job, c'est de le prendre au sérieux.

De vouloir faire comme si on avait de l'honneur. A force de jouer à ce jeu de c… tu finis par en contracter, de l'honneur.

Et alors là… Alors, là, fiston, t'es promis à toutes les rémoulades !

Les cimetières sont bourrés de mecs qui en avaient trop.

Et cependant, le Vieux m'avait bel et bien ordonné de tout laisser tomber.

L'ennui, c'est que je me suis dit : « Laisser tomber quoi ? »

Tu comprends ?

Non !

Ben alors, lis !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, les petits bateaux… Maman, les petits bateaux…

On t'a déjà mené en bateau, non ?

Donc tu as le pied marin, si tu n'as pas l'air malin.

Alors, mets ton béret à pompon et embarque, matelot !

Grimpe avec Béru et moi sur le Thermos pour une croisière very délectable.

Tu trouveras à bord des sirènes très sublimes, avec une proue qui n'a pas besoin de soutiens-loloches et une poupe que tu peux déguster à la cuiller.

Y a du champagne, du punch, de la vodka et du caviar…

Et des bombes en guise de dessert.

Très glacées, tu verras.

Avec elles, t'es sûr de faire un boum…

C'est les requins qui vont être contents !

Et si tu as envie de la quille, ben, sers-toi.

Avant qu'elle coule.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mon culte sur la commode Mon culte sur la commode

Mon culte, il existe, non ?

Et parce qu'il existe, une bande de CONservateurs en prennent ombrage, le foutent sur la commode, mais qui est-ce qui va l'avoir dans le culte ?

Devine.

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Morpions circus Morpions circus

Moi, tu me connais ?

Une âme de fer dans un corps sain ; une main de velours dans un corsage.

Tout dans la tête pour garder les mains libres.

Principal défaut ? Raffole des gonzesses sans distinction d'âge ni de confession.

Principale qualité ? Les fait reluire.

Signe distinctif ? A horreur des cons.

Mais tu peux rester.

Et prendre connaissance de ce plaisant ouvrage.

Tu y trouveras : la moutarde de la polissonnerie, l'œuf de l'action et l'huile de la volupté.

Si tu remues bien le tout, tu obtiendras une succulente mayonnaise.

Elle donnera un peu de goût à ta vie insipide.

Allez, viens !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » ! Mesdames, vous aimez « ça » !

La vérité ?

Rarement je suis passé aussi près de la grande faucheuse que dans ce book.

Un tout petit peu plus, c'était : « bon suaire, m'sieurs-dames » sur l'air des lampions.

Et tout ça, tu veux que je te dise ?

A cause d'une gentille opticienne qui n'avait pas mis de culotte pour faire sa vitrine.

Nous autres tringleurs, on est peu de chose, tu sais !

Pendant que j'y pense : n'en parle pas à maman, elle se ferait du mouron. Tu connais Félicie !…

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses ! Maman, la dame fait rien qu'à me faire des choses !

C'est beau, un bordel.

C'est confortable.

On y passe généralement de bons moments.

Sauf quand il y vient des gens bizarres.

Alors il arrive que les choses se gâtent et qu'on se mette à y mourir à qui mieux mieux.

Un conseil : ne jamais ouvrir la fenêtre donnant sur la rue, sinon t'es obligé d'appeler les pompiers. Et les pompiers dans un bordel, quoi que tu en penses, ça la fout mal !

Dard édéric Le Commissaire San-Antonio  
обложка книги MCM MCM

Париж, 1900 год, Всемирная выставка. Место и время, где сплетаются архитектура и мифы, промышленный шпионаж и мистическая революция. Город-театр, где заговор оборачивается грандиозным спектаклем абсурда. Город-фабрика, что неуёмно производит желания и амбиции, а их сладостно-горьким осадком, словно углём и чернилами, пишет историю. Город-корабль, что, как верно гласит его девиз, раскачивается на волнах, но не потопляем. Однако выдержит ли он грядущий шторм? Не угаснет ли свет в Городе огней? Наконец, что или кто определяет его конструкт? Всё это — в не лишённом иронии, драмы и магии романе городских приключений «MCM».

Надзари Алессандро  
обложка книги Moskva Moskva

‘Even better than Child 44’

Telegraph

Moskva is a brilliantly written, chilling and sophisticated début serial killer thriller set in Cold War Moscow. Makes Kolymsky Heights look like a walk in Gorky Park.

* * *

Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid – like marble to the touch – missing the little finger from his right hand.

A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen year old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption.

But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl’s father, for Alex’s safety.

And if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible past…

Praise for Jack Grimwood:

‘Given that the definitive thriller in 1980’s Moscow already exists (Martin Cruz Smith’s Gorky Park), Jack Grimwood’s Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it’s one that comes off…’

Sunday Times

‘Tom Fox is well drawn, the action scenes are filled with energy and tension, but the real hero of Moskva is Russia itself, bleak, corrupt, falling apart, but with an incurable humanity.’

— Tom Callaghan, author of A Killing Winter

‘A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist.’

— Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men

‘A first-rate thriller – Moskva grips from the very first page. Heartily recommended.’

— William Ryan, author of The Twelfth Department

‘Like the city herself, Jack Grimwood’s Moskva is richly layered, stylish, beautifully constructed, and full of passion beneath the chills. Part political thriller, part historical novel, part a story of personal redemptions, Moskva cements Jack Grimwood as a powerful new voice in thriller writing. Not to be missed.’

— Sarah Pinborough, author of The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy

‘Hard to know what to praise first here: the operatic sweep of this mesmerising novel; the surefooted orchestration of tension; or the vividly realised sense of time and place; all of these factors mark Jack Grimwood’s Moskva out as **something special in the arena of international thrillers.’

— Barry Forshaw, author of Brit Noir

‘Memorable characters, powerful recreations of history and an unrelenting pace that will keep you breathless. A striking début in the genre.’

— Maxim Jakubowski

‘A sublime writer… I felt glimmers of Le Carré shining through the prose.’

CrimeSquad
Grimwood Jack  
обложка книги Mainmise Mainmise

Kovask se souvenait des paroles de son chef direct, le commodore Gary Rice.

— Dix-huit bâtiments du type ELBA sont en construction, en Angleterre, en Allemagne, en Italie, en Norvège et au Danemark. Dix-huit cargos qui seront laissés, en temps de paix, à la libre disposition des armateurs qui les ont commandés, mais qui, à la moindre alerte, seront à la disposition de l’état-major de l’O.T.A.N. Nous avons financé pour 50 % leur construction. Nous les faisons monter dans les meilleurs chantiers, les plus sûrs également, sous surveillance constante. Plus confidentiel encore : N’oubliez pas que certains transporteront des têtes nucléaires, soit pour ravitailler les sous-marins en pleine mer, soit pour servir eux-mêmes de base de lancement. Des caissons spéciaux sont prévus à cet usage. L’ELBA a failli brûler entièrement. Sans une intervention rapide des pompiers, il n’en restait rien. Malgré tout, sa mise à l’eau est retardée de deux mois. D’autres incidents se sont produits dans la plupart des chantiers qui construisent ce type de bateau. Il faut en découvrir l’origine.

Arnaud Georges-Jean Espionnage  
обложка книги Mission D.C. Mission D.C.

— L’homme est gravement brûlé. Il s’est trouvé tout près d’une importante source de radioactivité. Ses brûlures sont profondes. Aucun appareil de radiologie n’a pu les provoquer. Il faut …

— Gardez vos conclusions pour vous, professeur. Il vaudrait même mieux que vous vous efforciez de ne plus y penser.

— Est-ce un secret touchant la défense nationale?

Arnaud Georges-Jean Espionnage  
обложка книги Murder by numbers Murder by numbers Collins Max Allan Eliot Ness  
обложка книги My Soul to Take My Soul to Take

A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is called upon by the owner of the resort—the prime suspect in the case—to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier—things that have never before seen the light of day. My Soul to Take is a chilling, dark and witty crime novel, and a welcome return for Thóra, the heroine of the highly-acclaimed Last Rituals.

óttir Yrsa Thora Gudmundsdottir  
обложка книги Maestro di morte Maestro di morte

Il cadavere è nudo, inginocchiato sul materasso di uno squallido albergo di Londra. La testa è coperta da un cappuccio, le mani, legate con una cintura, sono protese in avanti come in preghiera. Il killer l'ha violentato ripetutamente. Poi l'ha strangolato. E alla fine, prima di dileguarsi, ha ordinato una corona funebre. Non saranno in molti a piangere la morte di Douglas Remfry, reduce da sette anni di reclusione per aver violentato tre giovani donne. Ma all'ispettore Thorne della squadra crimini speciali della polizia di Londra non interessa il passato della vittima. Il suo compito è trovare l'assassino e consegnarlo alla giustizia.

Billingham Mark Tom Thorne (it)  
обложка книги McGrave McGrave Goldberg Lee  
обложка книги Murder Me for Nickels Murder Me for Nickels Rabe Peter  
обложка книги Malice Malice Tanenbaum Robert K Karp and Ciampi  
обложка книги Marked for Murder Marked for Murder Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Murder Is My Business Murder Is My Business Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Mortal Sin Mortal Sin Levine Paul Jake Lassiter  
обложка книги Mr. Majestyk Mr. Majestyk Leonard Elmore  
Mr. Paradise Leonard Elmore  
обложка книги More Beer More Beer Arjouni Jakob Kemal Kayankaya  
обложка книги Majic Man Majic Man Collins Max Allan Nathan Heller  
обложка книги Murder and the Married Virgin Murder and the Married Virgin Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Murder Spins the Wheel Murder Spins the Wheel Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Mermaid on the Rocks Mermaid on the Rocks Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Midnight Pass Midnight Pass Kaminsky Stuart M Lew Fonesca  
обложка книги Murder on a Yellow Brick Road Murder on a Yellow Brick Road Kaminsky Stuart M Toby Peters  
обложка книги M&D M&D

Это вторая книга трилогии «Реальные истории» (первая – роман «Темные изумрудные волны»). Повествование основано на реальных событиях – перед нами история петербургского предпринимателя, в 2006 году обанкротившего фирму с долгами свыше 90 миллионов рублей. Во второй книге описание заканчивается 2000-м. Одновременно с работой на инофирме главный герой развивает собственный бизнес, скидывая заказы клиентов на карманную дистрибьюторскую контору и «завязывается» с компанией, выпускающей конкурентную продукцию. В романе описываются взаимоотношения с поставщиками, клиентами, компаньонами. Для оживления скучных производственных будней добавлены события криминальной хроники и любовные перипетии…

Московцев Федор Реальные истории  
обложка книги Murder Takes No Holiday Murder Takes No Holiday Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги MOB MOB Glenn Roy A Mike Black saga  
обложка книги Men In Blue Men In Blue Griffin Web Badge of Honor  
обложка книги Mercy Falls Mercy Falls Krueger William Kent Cork O'Connor  
McNally's chance Sanders Lawrence  
обложка книги McNally's luck McNally's luck Sanders Lawrence Скачивание и чтение запрещены по требованию правообладателя
обложка книги Murders at Hollings General Murders at Hollings General Labriola Jerry Dr. David Brooks  
обложка книги MKAD 2008 MKAD 2008

В 1986 году на каждого жителя Белокаменной приходилось по 0,07 автомобиля. Специалистами было заявлено, что если количество личного транспорта превысит 170 автомобилей на 1000 москвичей, то в городе наступит коллапс. Сейчас в Москве на 1000 человек 250 машин. Коллапс давно торжествует, причем его тоже заклинило в какой-то безнадежной мертвой точке. Но в один прекрасный день эта точка была сбита бампером «Porsche Cayenne» стоимостью в несколько миллионов. И по принципу домино все поехало – как, собственно, и мозги тех, кто выезжает по утрам на МКАД, чтобы по собственному желанию оказаться в круге первом… Этот роман про Дорогу длиною в сто девять километров, не имеющую начала и конца, где смерть – привычное дело, а ложь, предательство и жестокость выходят за рамки человеческого понимания.

Некрасов Антон  
обложка книги Make Me Rich Make Me Rich Corris Peter Cliff Hardy  
обложка книги Man In The Shadows Man In The Shadows Corris Peter Cliff Hardy  
обложка книги Matrimonial Causes Matrimonial Causes Corris Peter Cliff Hardy  
обложка книги Master's mates Master's mates Corris Peter Cliff Hardy  
обложка книги Marktlücken Marktlücken


Durch Zufall erhält die Moskauer Kriminalmiliz die Information, daß vor wenigen Tagen ein Mann ermordet wurde. Bekannt ist sogar einer der Täter, der jedoch entkommen kann. Als nach mühevoller Suche der Tote in einem Schuppen gefunden wird, stellt sich heraus, daß im Haus nebenan etwa zur gleichen Zeit ein schwerer Einbruchsdiebstahl begangen wurde. Hängen die beiden Verbrechen zusammen?

Wer ist der Tote? Weshalb wurde er umgebracht? Je tiefer die Kriminalmiliz in den Fall eindringt, desto mehr Rätsel gibt er ihnen auf. Die Verbindungen der Verbrecher reichen bis in eine Stadt am Schwarzen Meer, und allmählich zeichnen sich die Konturen eines riesigen und perfekt organisierten Wirtschaftsverbrechens ab.

Arkadi Adamow (Jahrgang 1920), der Begründer des sowjetischen Kriminalromans, wird seit vielen Jahren auch in der DDR gern gelesen. Unter anderem erschienen von ihm bei Volk und Welt „Gift aus dem Kischlak", „Der verschwundene Hotelgast", „Die Tote in der Baugrube" und „Ein Uhr nachts".

Foto: © M. N. Pasi

Arkadi Adamow


Titel der Originalausgabe:

На свободное место

© Издательство „Советский писатель", Москва 1981

Adamow Arkadi  
обложка книги Mourn The Living Mourn The Living

Collins provides a vivid portrait of college-town life in the Vietnam years as Nolan does a favor for an old-time Mafia friend and tries to find out how his daughter was killed. Was it really a suicide like the police say? Or was she involved somehow in the circle of drugs that was so pervasive in the college scene? Nolan risks his life investigating a Mafia family's involvement in the girl's death to help out his old pal.

Collins Max Allan Nolan  
обложка книги Memorial Day Memorial Day

When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan where he leads the ultra secret counterterrorism Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold.

Within a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports - all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on Washington DC. Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and a nuclear emergency search team scrambles to the scene. In a few hours, the freighters have been located and the danger averted. Or has it? To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy.

Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery - and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions ...

Flynn Vince Mitch Rapp  
обложка книги Midnight In Madrid Midnight In Madrid

U.S. Treasury agent Alexandra LaDuca (Conspiracy in Kiev) is back crisscrossing Europe in pursuit of an ancient relic stolen from a Madrid museum – and the chilling secrets behind its theft. With a new partner, danger, and betrayal at every turn, Alex must make the toughest decision of her life – whom should she trust?

Hynd Noel , Russian trilogy  
обложка книги Missionary Stew Missionary Stew

Hired by a political kingmaker to investigate a cocaine war, journalist Morgan Citron uncovers a scandal involving the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. It’s a story that will make Watergate look like a parking ticket — if Citron lives to tell about it.

Thomas Ross  
обложка книги Moskva Moskva

‘Even better than Child 44’

Telegraph

Moskva is a brilliantly written, chilling and sophisticated début serial killer thriller set in Cold War Moscow. Makes Kolymsky Heights look like a walk in Gorky Park.

* * *

Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid – like marble to the touch – missing the little finger from his right hand.

A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen year old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption.

But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl’s father, for Alex’s safety.

And if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible past…

Praise for Jack Grimwood:

‘Given that the definitive thriller in 1980’s Moscow already exists (Martin Cruz Smith’s Gorky Park), Jack Grimwood’s Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it’s one that comes off…’

Sunday Times

‘Tom Fox is well drawn, the action scenes are filled with energy and tension, but the real hero of Moskva is Russia itself, bleak, corrupt, falling apart, but with an incurable humanity.’

— Tom Callaghan, author of A Killing Winter

‘A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist.’

— Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men

‘A first-rate thriller – Moskva grips from the very first page. Heartily recommended.’

— William Ryan, author of The Twelfth Department

‘Like the city herself, Jack Grimwood’s Moskva is richly layered, stylish, beautifully constructed, and full of passion beneath the chills. Part political thriller, part historical novel, part a story of personal redemptions, Moskva cements Jack Grimwood as a powerful new voice in thriller writing. Not to be missed.’

— Sarah Pinborough, author of The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy

‘Hard to know what to praise first here: the operatic sweep of this mesmerising novel; the surefooted orchestration of tension; or the vividly realised sense of time and place; all of these factors mark Jack Grimwood’s Moskva out as **something special in the arena of international thrillers.’

— Barry Forshaw, author of Brit Noir

‘Memorable characters, powerful recreations of history and an unrelenting pace that will keep you breathless. A striking début in the genre.’

— Maxim Jakubowski

‘A sublime writer… I felt glimmers of Le Carré shining through the prose.’

CrimeSquad
Grimwood Jack  
обложка книги Michael Shayne's Long Chance Michael Shayne's Long Chance

She was a full blown brunette in a bandanna halter that just covered the essentials. The non-essentials were very impressive too. This was just the kind of case Shayne could enjoy. Keeping an eye on a dish like this and getting paid for it to boot.

Halliday Brett Michael Shayne  
обложка книги Must Love Hellhounds Must Love Hellhounds

An omnibus of novels

From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man's worst friend…

In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes. and everything bites.

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris's The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh's Angels' Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world – and whose scent he's following – in Ilona Andrews's Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind – and damn sexy – companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook's Blind Spot.

These four novellas by today's hottest paranormal authors will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling.

Harris Charlaine, Singh Nalini, Andrews Ilona, Brook Meljean  
обложка книги Mine to Possess Mine to Possess

Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown, in her latest novel about the world of the Psy. A ghost returns from a leopard changeling’s past, making him question everything—even his base animal instincts…

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed...and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life—the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past...or lose everything that ever mattered.


Singh Nalini , Psy-Changelings  
обложка книги Moonlight Mile Moonlight Mile

Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case. The pair risked everything to find the young girl-only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home.

Now Amanda is sixteen-and gone again. A stellar student, brilliant but aloof, she seemed destined to escape her upbringing. Yet Amanda's aunt is once more knocking on Patrick Kenzie's door, fearing the worst for the little girl who has blossomed into a striking, clever young woman-a woman who hasn't been seen in weeks.

Lehane Dennis  
Mindbend

Grand Rapids Press A mind-boggling page-turner…Robin Cook has another sure bestseller.

A storyteller of the most daring imagination…chillingly entertaining and thought-provoking. – Associated Press

***

A gigantic drug firm has offered an aspiring young doctor a lucrative job that will help support his pregnant wife. It could make their dreams come true-or their nightmares…

Cook Robin  
обложка книги Murder on Ice aka The Killing Cold Murder on Ice aka The Killing Cold

Book DescriptionReid Bennett, the newest addition to Murphy’s Harbor, Ontario, has embarked on his second case. During the Ice Festival, there is a sudden blackout and the Queen of the Ice Festival disappears; in fact she’s been kidnapped! Members of a feminist anti-pageant group are suspected, but Reid suspects something fishy. He must expose the organizer of the kidnapping – and try not to get himself killed.

Wood Ted  
обложка книги Mexico Set Mexico Set

The second novel in the trilogy. Bernard is sent to Mexico in order to "enrol" the East German Erich Stinnes.

Deighton Len  
обложка книги Most Wanted Most Wanted

A betrayed wife and dedicated mother suddenly forced to raise her six-month-old daughter alone, Melanie Vargas is also an ambitious, hard-working professional who has had to bite and claw for recognition in the federal prosecutor’s office. Then, while strolling with her baby girl on a steamy New York night, Melanie stumbles onto the kind of high-profile case that could make a career: the burning townhouse of a wealthy former prosecutor, its owner’s tortured, murdered corpse smoldering within. Melanie Vargas wants this chance – she needs it – and she’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

But a headline-grabbing opportunity of a lifetime could cost Melanie more than she ever imagined, as it pulls her closer to a dangerous affair with a secretive, enigmatic FBI agent – and closer still to a sadistic human monster moving expertly through the city’s darkest shadows.

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“Michele Martinez’s Most Wanted is taut and crisp, as well-crafted a mystery as you’ll read this year.” – John Lescroart

“Michele Martinez, a former New York prosecutor turned author, skillfully shows the promise of an exciting series in this debut. Most Wanted succeeds as an intense legal thriller, a police procedural, and a look at the treachery of the workplace, with a bit of romantic suspense added for good measure.” – Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“ Martinez pairs a dedicated prosecutor with a streetwise cop in a city story of nonstop suspense. The pages turn in a blur! Edgy and fresh.” – Iris Johansen

“ Martinez joins Linda Fairstein in the ranks of prosecutor turned authors, bringing real-life detail and emotion to this thriller.” – Library Journal

“An effervescent debut thriller… Martinez has crafted an enormously appealing heroine and a breezy, entertaining tale.” – Publishers Weekly

“Who but a former prosecutor could have created this bright and fearless heroine-in-peril? And I loved Martinez ’s edgy mix of New York grit and glamour, set to a galloping, can’t-put-it-down tempo. Most Wanted is an utter page-turner.” – Tess Gerritsen

Martinez Michele  
обложка книги Maestra En El Arte De La Muerte Maestra En El Arte De La Muerte

Inglaterra, año del Señor de 1171: en Cambridge aparece el cadáver de un niño horriblemente asesinado. Otros muchos han desaparecido. Los judíos, directamente acusados de estos crímenes por la todopoderosa jerarquía católica, buscan refugio entre los muros del castillo para evitar las iras de los soliviantados ciudadanos. Al rey Enrique esta situación dista de complacerle: necesita a los judíos para llenar sus arcas y debe encontrarse al verdadero culpable para aplacar al pueblo, que ha elevado a la categoría de santo al niño asesinado.

Para esclarecer la situación aparecen en Cambridge un reputado investigador, Simón de Nápoles, acompañado de una misteriosa mujer, Adelia Aguilar, y de un enigmático hombre de origen árabe, Mansur.

La especialidad de Adelia, doctora en la célebre escuela de medicina de Salerno, es el estudio y la disección de cadáveres. Se trata de una maestra en el arte de la muerte, algo que debe disimular cuidadosamente si no quiere correr el riesgo de ser acusada de brujería.

Las investigaciones conducen a Adelia hasta el último rincón de Cambridge. Encontrará amigos que la ayudarán y hallará el amor… pero también tendrá que luchar denodadamente con un terrible asesino dispuesto a seguir matando y con las supersticiones y prejuicios de los habitantes de la ciudad.

Franklin Ariana  
обложка книги Manhattan Noir Manhattan Noir

Brand-new stories by: Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martínez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi.

Deaver Jeffery, Block Lawrence, Rozan S J, Scott Justin, Cook Thomas H, Fusilli Jim, Ardai Charles, Benjamin Carol Lea, Knightly Robert, Lutz John, ínez Liz, Meyers Maan, Meyers Martin, Sullivan C J, Xi Xu  
обложка книги Mexico City Noir Mexico City Noir

Brand-new stories by: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonia Parra, Bernardo Fernández Bef, Óscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Díez, Victor Luiz González, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernández Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodríguez.

Paco Ignacio Taibo II was born in Gijón, Spain, and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator Héctor Belascoarán Shayne. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitan University of Mexico City.

Taibo II Paco Ignacio, Parra Eduardo Antonio, ández Bernardo, Haghenbeck F G, Luna Juan ández, Aguirre Eugenio, Laurini Myriam, Borbolla Oscar De La, Diez Rolo, Monteverde Eduardo, ález íctor Luis, íguez Julia  
обложка книги Martin Misunderstood Martin Misunderstood

Martin Misunderstood tells the story of Martin Reed, an average man who wonders how he has wound up with such an abysmally empty existence. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin steps in to help the investigation, bringing his amateur detecting skills to bear. But Martin realizes too late that what he has mistaken for the glow of the spotlight, is actually the harsh glare of interrogation.

Slaughter Karin  
обложка книги Mistress of the Game Mistress of the Game

The spellinbinding sequel to Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game. One of most glamorous and suspenseful tales ever told! It began with Jamie MacGregor, stealing diamonds in Africa. It continued with his daughter, the powerful Kate Blackwell who grew her father's company into a world wide conglomerate, Now the story passes to the next generation. Spanning the decades and picking-up exactly where Sidney Sheldon's bestselling Master of the Game finished, Mistress of the Game follows the Blackwell family as they, Love, and lose, scheme and murder through the 80's up until the present day. Heart-stopping and glamorous, tense and provactive, Mistress of the Game is the sequel that Sheldon fans have been waiting for!

Sheldon Sidney, Bagshawe Tilly  
обложка книги Morgan's Woman Morgan's Woman

Proud, iron-willed Tennessee widow Tamsin MacGreggor is wanted-dead or alive-for a crime she didn't commit. But out West the law is shoot first, ask questions later. So she's running for her life-with notoriously handsome bounty hunter Ash Morgan in hot pursuit.

Tamsin is Morgan's match, shrewd and strong enough to escape his capture. Twice. But catching her now is more than Morgan's duty-it's personal. For somehow she has slipped past his defenses and stolen his well-guarded heart. Their passionate love erupts in the wilds of a harsh, unforgiving land where a bounty hunter must finish his job-and an innocent woman will do whatever it takes to save herself from a hangman's noose…

French Judith E  
обложка книги Morir por morir Morir por morir

Moscú, hacia 1990. Un chantajista amenaza a un matrimonio con revelar que su hijo de doce años es adoptado. ¿Cómo ha salido a la luz este secreto? La investigación se centra en un juez que confiesa que le han robado varios sumarios. Anastasia Kaménskaya de la policía criminal, sospecha que ese robo múltiple oculta otro asunto mucho más turbio, que ella descubre rápidamente. Un eminente científico degüella a su mujer, pierde la memoria y el juicio, y cuando parece que es capaz de recordar algo, también pierde la vida. ¿Qué misterio se esconde tras ese drama familiar y por qué han querido taparlo?

ínina Alexandra  
Memento mori

Персонажей романа «Memento mori» известной английской писательницы Мюриэл Спарк преследуют по телефону – неизвестный голос повторяет одну и ту же фразу: «Помните, что вас ждет смерть». Полиция бессильна...

Спарк Мюриэл  
обложка книги Malice Malice

MALICE opens with New Orleans Detective Rick Bentz in the hospital. He thinks he smells his first wife's perfume, and sees Jennifer in the doorway; but she's been dead for 12 years. Rick begins to see Jennifer regularly, as if she is haunting him. It was Bentz who identified her body after her car wreck…which he never doubted, until now. He hasn't told his new wife, Olivia; but she is also hiding a secret from Bentz.

A series of murders begin, and each victim was a part of Jennifer's past, making Bentz the prime suspect.

MALICE is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat tale of deception and betrayal, where Rick Bentz is forced to confront the ghosts of his past…and a killer's twisted vengeance.

Jackson Lisa  
обложка книги Made to Be Broken Made to Be Broken

Nadia Stafford isn't your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she's known only as 'Dee' to her current employers: a New York crime family who pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance, and her old instincts go into overdrive.

With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. Now, with her obsession over the case deepening, the only way Nadia can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts – and either bury them for good, or die trying. Because in her book, everyone deserves a chance. And everyone deserves justice.

Armstrong Kelley  
обложка книги Money to Burn Money to Burn

In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "a writer to watch," explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours – perhaps even minutes.

At thirty-one, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street's premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

Fast-forward four years. It's the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money. Reveling in his good fortune, Michael logs in to his computer, enters his password, and pulls up his biggest investment account: Zero balance. He tries another, and another. All of them zero. Someone has wiped him out. His only clue is a new e-mail message: Just as planned. xo xo.

With these three words Michael's life as he knows it is liquidated, along with his investment portfolio. Saxton Silvers is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy, and he's the leading suspect in its ruin. Michael is left alone, framed, and facing divorce, with undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a "JBU." Embroiled in corporate espionage, he's desperate to clear his name and realizes that several signs point to his first wife, Ivy, as a key player. But what if Ivy has come back from the dead, only to visit on Michael a fate worse than death?

With echoes of The Firm, James Grippando's newest thriller takes readers to the inner circle of Wall Street, illustrating the very real dangers of what Warren Buffett called "financial weapons of mass destruction."

Grippando James  
обложка книги Muerto y enterrado Muerto y enterrado

Para Sookie Stackhouse, las actividades del día a día de los vampiros y cambiantes de la comunidad de Bon Temps y alrededores, en Luisiana, son de vital interés. Tiene un vínculo de sangre con el rey de los vampiros, es amiga del grupo de cambiantes local, trabaja para un hombre que puede transformarse en cualquier animal y tiene un hermano pantera…

Aunque para la mayor parte de la población humana, los vampiros son criaturas misteriosas y seductoras, y eso que ni siquiera saben de la existencia de los cambiantes… Hasta ahora. Se han decidido a seguir la línea de los no muertos y revelar por fin su existencia al resto del mundo.

Al principio todo parece ir como la seda… pero el cuerpo mutilado de una pantera aparece en el parking del Merlotte's. Sin embargo, un peligro todavía mayor que el susodicho asesino amenaza Bon Temps. Una raza de seres mayores, más sabios y mucho más reservados que los vampiros o los cambiantes, se prepara para una guerra. Y Sookie se verá convertida en el títere humano de todos ellos en su batalla.

Harris Charlaine  
обложка книги Mayday Mayday Demille Nelson, Block Thomas  
обложка книги Murder Game Murder Game

Los juegos deberían ser para divertirse, pero para dos equipos de expertos, son para asesinar, porque el equipo vencedor es el que consiga la mayor cantidad de muertes. Se rumorea que los participantes en este violento desafío son Caminantes Fantasmas. Y Kadan Montague no está muy contento con eso.

Kadan es un Caminante Fantasma y está decidido a limpiar de rumores el nombre de los suyos.

Para hacerlo, necesitará la ayuda de la psíquica Tansy Meadows. Pero en cuanto la ve, sabe que su misión será más complicada de lo que imaginó… y “el juego del asesinato” puede no ser todo lo que aparenta.

Feehan Christine  
обложка книги Magic Grave Magic Grave

An omnibus of novels by Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost

New York Times bestselling authors Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews bring you two short stories of paranormal.

Jeaniene Frost's story, One For the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death's Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene's story in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peak at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince series.

Ilona Andrews story, A Questionable Client, is a prequel to her award-winning Kate Daniels series. In a world beset by magic waves, Kate Daniels works as a mercenary. She is tired, hungry, and there is foul-smelling blood on her boots. All she wants to do is to go home, but when Mercenary Guild offers her a job she can't refuse, she find herself protecting a man against Russian wizards. Previously published in Dark and Stormy Knights. Also includes first two chapters of FATE'S EDGE, book 3 in the Edge series, and first two chapters of Magic Grieves, a Kate Daniels novella.

Andrews Ilona, Frost Jeaniene  
обложка книги Midnight Midnight Leather Stephen Jack Nightingale  
обложка книги Maps of Hell Maps of Hell Johnston Paul Matt Wells  
Monsieur Pain

A un discípulo de Mesmer le encargan que cure el hipo que sufre un sudamericano pobre abandonado en un hospital de París en la primavera de 1938. En apariencia, nada puede pasar. Sin embargo el mesmerista Pierre Pain se verá envuelto en una intriga en donde se planea un asesinato ritual de proporciones planetarias. ¿Quién es el sudamericano que agoniza en el hospital Arago? ¿Por qué unas fuerzas ocultas desean su muerte? ¿Qué se pierde y qué se gana con esa muerte? Sólo Pierre Pain se da cuenta de lo que se teje entre bastidores. Y él no es un héroe sino un hombre común y corriente: solitario, secretamente enamorado de madame Reynaud, delicado, pacífico, descreído, el menos indicado para intentar resolver una historia extraordinaria a mitad de camino entre la casualidad y la causalidad, una aventura a vida o muerte en donde se pondrá en juego el amor, la soledad, la dignidad y el valor del ser humano, el delirio, la irremediable tristeza. Una insólita novela en la que el autor de Los detectives salvajes, premiado con el Rómulo Gallegos, exhibe su no menos insólita altura literaria.A un discípulo de Mesmer le encargan que cure el hipo que sufre un sudamericano pobre abandonado en un hospital de París en la primavera de 1938. En apariencia, nada puede pasar. Sin embargo el mesmerista Pierre Pain se verá envuelto en una intriga en donde se planea un asesinato ritual de proporciones planetarias. ¿Quién es el sudamericano que agoniza en el hospital Arago? ¿Por qué unas fuerzas ocultas desean su muerte? ¿Qué se pierde y qué se gana con esa muerte? Sólo Pierre Pain se da cuenta de lo que se teje entre bastidores. Y él no es un héroe sino un hombre común y corriente: solitario, secretamente enamorado de madame Reynaud, delicado, pacífico, descreído, el menos indicado para intentar resolver una historia extraordinaria a mitad de camino entre la casualidad y la causalidad, una aventura a vida o muerte en donde se pondrá en juego el amor, la soledad, la dignidad y el valor del ser humano, el delirio, la irremediable tristeza. Una insólita novela en la que el autor de Los detectives salvajes, premiado con el Rómulo Gallegos, exhibe su no menos insólita altura literaria.

En una conversación de bar parisino, monsiuer Pain discute sobre mesmerismo con otro paciente -quizá un farsante-, que le recuerda que uno de los practicantes de esta teoría (que pretendía curar mediante el uso del magnetismo) fue el médico inglés Hell, apellido que, discurren los dos, significa infierno. Curiosamente no llevan la analogía más allá, pero quizá en esta charla se encuentra una de las claves de la sorprendente novela del narrador chileno, avecindado en España, Roberto Bolaño, Monsieur Pain, que la editorial Anagrama reeditó recientemente. A lo largo de toda la historia, los nombres de los protagonistas son parte fundamental del misterio y llevan a este seguidor de las enseñanzas de Mesmer a un insólito viaje por el París de la primera posguerra, en donde convalece César Vallejo y aún resuenan los disparos de la guerra civil española.

La historia ocurre en 1938 e inicia cuando madame Reynaud, una viuda joven a la que Pierre Pain ama en silencio, le pide a éste -que asistió en la agonía a su esposo- que ausculte al poeta peruano, convaleciente en un hospital a causa de un ataque de hipo. Esta petición es el detonador de una aventura inquietante donde tienen cabida tanto los seguidores de Mesmer como ciertos conspiradores de origen español, e incluso las investigaciones metafísicas de Pierre Curie forman parte de la intriga.

La novela de Bolaño es un pastiche, un collage de situaciones que poco a poco sugieren una historia aún más oscura: la de una conspiración maligna no sólo contra el poeta que agoniza sino también contra ciertas teorías que, como el propio mesmerismo, rechazan la verdad científica oficial. Monsieur Pain será el encargado de descubrir los hilos de esta trampa, pero al realizar su investigación sólo encontrará lo que profetiza su apellido. Incapaz de enfrentar a los verdugos, el protagonista de la novela callará para siempre lo que descubrió o aquello que simplemente creyó intuir.

Bolaño, cuya novela Los detectives salvajes ha conocido un éxito inusitado, se muestra aquí como un narrador de buena mano: algunos protagonistas fueron personas reales y algunos de los hechos que ocurren en la novela -la muerte de Curie o la de Vallejo- sucedieron realmente, pero el autor ha mezclado de tal suerte las historias que el resultado es inquietante y, por momentos, perturbador.

Pain es la clave, lo que leemos es la historia de un momento de su vida y su fracaso tanto en el amor como en la resolución de un misterio que está más allá de sus propias fuerzas. Para hacer aún más profundo el enigma, al final de la obra el autor plantea la vida de sus protagonistas a través de diversas voces que prefiguran los testimonios acerca de sus `detectives``. Y de alguna manera el epílogo hace aún más inquietante el destino de Pain, las casualidades que lo llevaron a encontrarse, en una ciudad plagada de surrealistas, con dos fabricantes de cementerios marinos que desprecian a los seguidores de André Breton, así como con un mundo nocturno repulsivo y atrayente donde la única persona que parece comprenderlo es un portero argelino. Porque si bien monsieur Pain es incapaz de vestirse de héroe, el azar y sus leyes lo llevan por caminos jamás imaginados para concluir en el fracaso. Por eso su personalidad nos toca a todos. Pain representa al hombre que espera la derrota final, a quien no lo redime ni siquiera un último acto de rebeldía.

El protagonista de la novela de Bolaño vive una aventura que no esperaba pero también padece, como todo solitario, el terror a la oscuridad, la sospecha que anida en el corazón de los amantes desesperanzados y silenciosos. Y si parece que al final que no ocurre nada -o al menos eso podemos creer-, la verdad es que las peripecias del señor Pain son las que mantienen pendiente al lector hasta la última página. La novela en conjunto no es más que una gran trampa en la que caemos fácilmente. Pero de eso se trata precisamente: de seguir a Pierre Pain a lo largo de un periplo que lo llevará (y a nosotros con él) al desencanto.

Si bien Monsieur Pain no es la más lograda de las novelas de Roberto Bolaño, sí prefigura algunos de sus temas y ese estilo personal que ha convertido al escritor chileno en una de las más gratas revelaciones de la prosa latinoamericana de los últimos años.

ño Roberto  
обложка книги Medical Error Medical Error Mabry Richard L Prescription for trouble  
обложка книги Midnight Guardians Midnight Guardians King Jonathon Max Freeman  
обложка книги Magic Magic

Strange things were happening in Drake House: A perfect rose appearing on a pillow…an antique dress materializing out of nowhere…a mysterious spirit roaming the halls…

Five years after Rachel Lindquist had left California to chase her dreams, she returned home to care for her aging mother, only to find herself chasing a ghost! Addie Lindquist insisted a presence haunted Drake House and had hired noted parapsychologist Bryan Hennessy to investigate, but Rachel knew better than to believe in what she couldn't see-or to surrender to the strong current of desire pulling her towards Bryan.

Bryan had dealt with skeptics before, but convincing Rachel was the biggest challenge of his life. The enchanting beauty had lost faith in everything that wasn't practical, and that included matters of the heart. As Bryan fought her reluctance to succumb to feelings she couldn't control, a second, more sinister force began to stalk them, threatening to drive them from Drake House and from each other-a force that could be banished only by a man who believed in the power of love and…Magic.

Hoag Tami  
обложка книги Missing Missing

Sybilla Forsenstrom doesn't exist. For fifteen years she has been excluded from society and, as one of the homeless in Stockholm, she takes each day as it comes, keeping all her possessions in her rucksack – apart from a knife and salami which she stores in a smart briefcase. She is always well-dressed and displays impeccable manners. One night, in The Grand Hotel, she charms a susceptible businessman into paying for her dinner and room. His dead body is discovered the following morning and Sybilla becomes the prime suspect. When a second person is killed in similar circumstances, she becomes the most wanted person in Sweden.

Alvtegen Karin  
обложка книги Makeovers Can Be Murder Makeovers Can Be Murder

Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge – wearing a bikini for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy – especially since her love life is already wasting away.

Kate learns she's not alone at a meeting of a women's support group, the Newbodies – where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate's suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that's before she finds out that Lila wasn't the first 'Newbody' to die. Apparently a killer has an appetite for plus-sized victims.

Lilley Kathryn  
обложка книги Maggody And The Moonbeams Maggody And The Moonbeams

Arly Hanks – the wildest chief of police in the Ozarks – has finally met her match. To her horror, she's been cajoled into chaperoning a group of ten hormonally challenged teens on a youth group camp out, along with the mayor's wife, the high school shop teacher, and preacher Brother Verber. Bunking with the crew is bad enough, but things get even hairier when one of the campers stumbles upon the body of a white-robed woman with a shaved head. And before Arly Hanks can do a head count, she finds herself hindered by a cast of crazies, while she tracks down a spacey cult whose initiation ritual could be a real killer.

Hess Joan  
обложка книги Memorial Day Memorial Day

When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan where he leads the ultra secret counterterrorism Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold.

Within a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports - all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on Washington DC. Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and a nuclear emergency search team scrambles to the scene. In a few hours, the freighters have been located and the danger averted. Or has it? To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy.

Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery - and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions ...

Flynn Vince Mitch Rapp  
обложка книги Monday Night Jihad Monday Night Jihad

Just in time for the Super Bowl is this debut suspense novel from a 14-year NFL place kicker and his Colorado pastor. The result yields some nice moments paired with problematic writing and improbable plot twists. Air Force 2d Lt. Riley Covington is given grace to play NFL football instead of serving out his military time, but he opts to return to active duty after a horrific stadium bombing. Hakeem Qasim is an Iraqi groomed for terrorism by tragic events in his childhood. The lives of both the squeaky-clean Christian Riley and the radical Muslim Hakeem intersect in a way that readers will see coming early in the novel. Rich details about life as an NFL player invigorate the story; the details become problematic when the story gets wordy (as in one long and unnecessary chapter toward the end of the book). Although the final […] plot twist is too easy, unexpected humor helps leaven the serious themes, and the sparks of romance that fly between Riley and an American Muslim woman will pique readers' interest.

Elam Jason, Yohn Steve  
обложка книги Meltdown Meltdown McNab Andy Boy soldier  
обложка книги Mistress of Justice Mistress of Justice

Asked to help attorney Mitchell Reece locate a stolen document that could cost him a multimillion-dollar case, paralegal Taylor Lockwood finds out what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White Willis.

Deaver Jeffery  
обложка книги Mucho Mojo Mucho Mojo Lansdale Joe R Collins and Pine  
обложка книги Marea De Pasión Marea De Pasión

Nadando desnuda en la noche en compañía de sus delfines, Melis había encontrado por fin la paz y algo parecido a la felicidad. Vivía en una isla solitaria alejada del mundo… pero el mundo no estaba dispuesto a olvidarla. Porque esta muchacha hermosa y aparentemente frágil tiene la clave para el mayor descubrimiento arqueológico de la humanidad, un premio que atrae a los hombres como la sangre a los tiburones. Uno de ellos es Jed Kelby, seductor millonario, curtido ex-comando de la Armada y ambicioso buscador de tesoros. El otro es Hugh Archer, traficante de armas y uno de los más despiadados criminales que existen. Melis resiste bien las presiones, pero cuando la gente comienza a morir a su alrededor se ve obligada a aceptar la colaboración de Kelby. Juntos, zarparán en busca de un sueño y se enfrentarán a la muerte que les acecha continuamente. Pero para encontrar el tesoro Melis tendrá que superar antes la más dura de las pruebas, plantar cara a un terrible secreto del pasado que, en manos de su enemigo, es un arma devastadora.

Johansen Iris  
обложка книги Mindbenders Mindbenders Krever Ted  
обложка книги Mister X Mister X Lutz John Frank Quinn  
обложка книги Midwinter of the Spirit Midwinter of the Spirit Rickman Phil Merrily Watkins  
Midnight Plus One

Lewis Cane is an ex-SOE operative who worked with the French Resistance against Nazi Germany. He stayed in Paris after the end of World War II, making a somewhat precarious living as a business expediter. One day he is approached by a lawyer, Henri Merlin, a former resistance comrade, with a job: a wealthy international financier, Maganhard, needs to be driven from Brittany to Liechtenstein in secrecy and within three days. The fact that the French Sûreté have an open arrest warrant out on Maganhard seemed like a simple problem. However, when half the hit-men in Europe start gunning for them, things get complicated quickly. As Cane races the clock, the police, and the assassins across France and Switzerland, whom can he trust? His alcoholic and trigger-happy bodyguard? Maganhard's mysterious private secretary who seemingly goes out of her way to create problems? Or his former Resistance contacts, who might or might not sell him out for the highest price?

Lyall Gavin  
обложка книги Mortal Remains Mortal Remains

In a small upstate New York town, an idyllic lake yields a ghastly discovery when the skeletal remains of a young woman missing for 27 years are pulled from the icy depth – along with unmistakable evidence of her murder. Suddenly, the long-dormant case of Kelly McShane Braden’s mysterious disappearance is reactivated. And for two devastated men, dark emotions and disturbing secrets will also rise to the surface.

Clement Peter  
обложка книги Micah Micah

Vampire hunter extraordinaire Anita Blake arrives in Philadelphia to raise a witness from the dead so that his testimony can be taken with the help of Micah, the king of the wereleopards, but she is more fearful of spending time alone with Micah, her former lover, than dealing with a zombie.

Гамильтон Лорел Anita Blake  
обложка книги Mistral's Kiss Mistral's Kiss

The time has come for Meredith Gentry to put aside her detective work and fulfill her ultimate obligation to the world of Faerie — where her efforts to conceive an heir to the throne of the Unseelie Court are crucial to restoring magic, and life itself, to the Fey kingdom.

Гамильтон Лорел Merry Gentry  
обложка книги Mean Streets Mean Streets

An omnibus of novels

From four of today's hottest fantasy authors – all-new novellas of dark nights, cruel cities, and paranormal P.I.s.

The best paranormal private investigators have been brought together in a single volume – and cases don't come any harder than this.

New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher delivers a hard-boiled tale in which Harry Dresden's latest case may be his last.

Nightside dweller John Taylor is hired by a woman to find something she lost – her memory – in a thrilling noir tale from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

National bestselling author Kat Richardson's Greywalker finds herself in too deep when a 'simple job' goes bad and Harper Blaine is enmeshed in a tangle of dark secrets and revenge from beyond the grave.

For centuries, the being that we know as Noah lived among us. Now he is dead, and fallen-angel-turned-detective Remy Chandler has been hired to find out who killed him in a whodunit by national bestselling author Thomas E. Sniegoski.

Butcher Jim, Richardson Kat, Green Simon R, Sniegoski Thomas E  
обложка книги Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

More compulsive fun in this all-new, original mystery starring everyone's favorite OCD detective, 'one of television's best-loved characters.' (Honolulu Star- Bulletin)

Leland Stottlemeyer is used to obsessive- compulsive genius Adrian Monk getting all the praise and attention. But the police captain is feeling a little hostile after taking a lot of ribbing about his reliance on his star consultant. Is it possible he's used the latest round of budget cuts as an excuse to cut Monk loose?

But Monk is much too compulsive to stop investigating, even without pay. Soon he's calling in tips under assumed names to help solve cases. (Who would ever guess the real identity of 'Adrian Smith' and 'Adrian Jones?') Then Stottlemeyer is framed for the murder of another cop – and only one detective in San Francisco can save him…

Goldberg Lee  
обложка книги Midnight Fugue Midnight Fugue

Crime fiction fans are devoted to Reginald Hill's excellent sequence of Dalziel Pascoe novels, and there is a burgeoning interest in his equally adroit series featuring the canny private eye Joe Sixsmith (notably The Roar of the Butterflies, one of the most compelling entries in the series). However, for the real Reg Hill aficionado, it's Fat Andy and his more sophisticated colleague who inspire the real dedication, so the arrival of a new book, Midnight Fugue, is a cause for celebration – particularly as a refutation of the information in the title of Hill's recent novel, Dalziel is Dead.

Gina Wolfe arrives in north Yorkshire seeking her missing husband, believed dead. Her new fiancé, a policeman in the Met, suggests the caustic copper Andy Dalziel might be of help – and everyone involved discovers that dark events of years ago have a way of causing troubling eruptions in the present.

It's hard to believe, but it's been nearly four decades since readers first encountered the well-read, sensitive detective Peter Pascoe and his partner, the brash but winning Andy Dalziel, in A Clubbable Woman. Hill has always rung the changes in the series with new wrinkles that take us to startling terra incognita (for example, One Small Step addressed the first murder on the moon in the year 2010). But the key factor in the series' continuing success (leaving aside the ratings-winning TV adaptations) is Hill's eagerness to take on key societal issues (always, however, married to reader-grabbing plots) – and that characteristic is abundantly evident in Midnight Fugue, with the two protagonist striking sparks off each other in the usual highly satisfying fashion. -Barry Forshaw

Hill Reginald  
обложка книги Midnight Sins Midnight Sins

Cara Maloan doesn’t look like a monster. In fact, the gorgeous blond nightclub singer possesses heavenly attributes that make Atlanta detective Todd Brooks sure there’s a higher power somewhere. But a twisted killer is leaving a trail of bodies in seedy hotel rooms across town. The male victims show no wounds–it’s as if the life was simply drained from them. And right now, mysterious Cara is Todd’s only suspect.

Cara knows it’s foolish to be so drawn to a man who thinks she’s a murderer. She also knows Detective Brooks would find the truth even harder to swallow. Cara is one of the Other, a race of powerful, paranormal creatures who live among humans. Cara’s particular abilities make men putty in her hands–all except this rugged, sexy-as-hell detective. But now someone, or something, has singled Cara out for serious payback…

As uneasy trust gives way to mind-blowing desire, Cara and Todd will go head-to-head with a killer whose mission is deeply personal, and who’s determined to serve up revenge that’s hotter than hellfire, and just as deadly…

Иден Синтия The Midnight Trilogy  
обложка книги Midnight's Master Midnight's Master

In a world of shadows, desire conquers all…

In this sexy, gripping novel, Cynthia Eden draws readers deeper into the realm of the Others—vampires, shifters, and sinfully attractive demons whose powers are matched only by their dark hungers…

Tall, dark, and formidable, Niol Lapen is the last demon on earth most people would ask for a favor, yet the sexy little reporter who wanders into his club dares to do exactly that. Holly Storm already knows too much about his kind, and Niol has no wish to help her get in deeper over her head. But working alongside her may be the only way to stop a killer, even as it ignites a primal desire unlike anything he’s known.

Holly has seen firsthand what Niol is capable of, but that doesn’t frighten her nearly as much as her body’s instinctive reaction to him, or the wild, fierce passion that would tempt her to follow him through hell itself. Something evil and relentless is prowling the streets of Atlanta. And as Holly’s search leads her into danger that even Niol could never have predicted, she’ll uncover a secret that could rip her world apart….

Иден Синтия The Midnight Trilogy  
обложка книги Mortal Mortal

Centuries have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace…and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.

Dekker Ted  
обложка книги Micro Micro

In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.

In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

Crichton Michael, Preston Richard  
обложка книги Michelangelo_s Notebook Michelangelo_s Notebook Christopher Paul Finn Ryan  
обложка книги Manual De Perdedores Manual De Perdedores

No me ha gustado este libro tan mentado. Sasturain es un personaje, y a veces se lo ve actuando en fotonovelas para revistas literarias coloridas. Le entré con mucha expectativa, pero pronto me cansé. Tal vez el esfuerzo de mantener el libro abierto (la encuadernación de Sudamericana no tiene parangón), o lo simplón de la trama. Tal vez la hilaridad que despierta leer las proezas físicas de un jubilado municipal, o ese esfuerzo por hacer de la historia algo cotidiano. Si bien hay algunos hallazgos en la escritura, no llegué a leer la segunda historia. Ya me pudrí cuando la misma se insinúa al final de la primera. De todas maneras, pueden hacer la prueba. Tengo dudas sobre el abandono de las lecturas, pues a veces me ha pasado que retomé un libro varios años después del abandono, y me pregunté por qué había dejado una obra que ahora me gustaba. El libro está en las mesas de saldo de los supermercados a $6 (sí, seis pesos).

Sólo para mi vanagloria: comenzado el 1º de noviembre y abandonado al día siguiente.

Sasturain Juan  
обложка книги Män som hatar kvinnor Män som hatar kvinnor

Mikael Blomkvist, ekonomireporter, döms till fängelse för förtal av finansmannen Wennerström, och beslutar sig för att ta time-out från sitt jobb på tidskriften Millennium. I samma veva får han ett ovanligt uppdrag. Henrik Vanger, tidigare en av landets främsta industriledare, vill att Blomkvist ska skriva släkten Vangers historia. Men det visar sig snart bara vara en täckmantel för Blomkvists verkliga uppgift: att ta reda på vad som hänt Vangers unga släkting Harriet, som varit spårlöst försvunnen i snart fyrtio år. Till sin hjälp får han Lisbeth Salander, en ung strulig tjej, tatuerad och piercad, men också professionell hacker och med unika egenskaper som gör henne till en oslagbar researcher.

Larsson Stieg Millennium  
обложка книги Misterioso Misterioso

The first novel in the gripping Intercrime trilogy.

Following a complicated but successful dismantling of a hostage situation, Detective Paul Hjelm is facing the prospect of a potentially career-ending investigation by Internal Affairs. Instead, he finds himself dropped into a new elite team of officers selected from across the country, whose mission is to find an elusive killer who has been targeting Sweden's business leaders. The killer's modus operandi: two distinctive shots straight through the head, bullets carefully pulled from the wall – a nighttime ritual enacted with Thelonius Monk's jazz classic Misterioso playing in the background.

As Hjelm, his young partner Jorge Chavez, and the rest of the team follow one lead after another in a frantic search for the killer – navigating the murky world of the Russian Mafia and the secret societies of Sweden's wealthiest citizens – they must also face one of Sweden's most persistent ills: a deep-rooted xenophobia that affects both police and perpetrator.

Written with great energy, penetrating candor, and dark wit, and populated with characters whose motivations are as nuanced as they are unexpected, Misterioso is an utterly absorbing novel – an arresting introduction to this acclaimed author.

Dahl Arne  
обложка книги Mission to Siena Mission to Siena

For years, the operations of a mysterious and ruthless extortioner, who called himself “The Tortoise”, had baffled Scotland Yard and the police forces of Europe. But the Tortoise made a mistake of interfering with Don Micklem, millionaire settled in London, with friends in high places. And once Micklem was aroused, he tracked down the Tortoise to his lair in a remote place in Italy….

Chase James Hadley  
обложка книги Mis rincones oscuros Mis rincones oscuros

En 1958, cuando James Ellroy tenía diez años, el cuerpo de su madre fue hallado en la cuneta de una carretera, en un pequeño pueblo cerca de Los Ángeles. Nunca se descubrió al asesino y el caso quedó cerrado. Ellroy alcanzó el éxito en su faceta de escritor de novelas tan radicales como provocativas, pero la memoria de la muerte de su madre no dejó de perseguirlo. En esta obra Ellroy da cuenta de la frustrada investigación policial; de la volátil trayectoria que tomó su vida a partir de aquel suceso trágico; de la carrera de un antiguo sheriff de Homicidios del condado de Los Ángeles llamado Bill Stoner; de la investigación que el autor y el propio Stoner emprendieron para identificar, años después, al asesino de su madre.Esta autobiografía de James Ellroy es una historia arrebatadora: sobre la naturaleza del crimen, sobre el mero pestañeo que puede separar la lujuria del impulso asesino; sobre el viaje atrevido y revelador del autor a los rincones más oscuros de su memoria.

Ellroy James  
обложка книги Mary and O’Neil Mary and O’Neil

The title of Cronin's debut collection of eight interconnected stories, set between 1979 and the present, implies that the content will be devoted to the relationship between the eponymous duo. Instead, they don't appear in the same tale until halfway through, detailing their marriage in their early 30s after both become teachers. Before this, there's a lengthy opening story concerning the events leading up to the accidental death of O'Neil's parents, Arthur and Miriam; another story on how O'Neil and his older sister, Kay, cope with the aftermath; and a third about the abortion Mary has at the age of 22. After the wedding, the stories still don't always focus on the pair, with one devoted solely to Kay's own dysfunctional marriage. Cronin, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is an accomplished craftsman, and at times his prose is quite moving and beautiful, though the sadness he channels is too often uninflected by humor. Playing out variations on the theme of the inability of parents and children to truly know one another, Cronin is capable of creating fresh poignancy. Readers interested in going straight to the best of the collection should head for "Orphans" and "A Gathering of Shades," in which the author affectingly paints how the two siblings help each other through the pain of living and dying, showcasing the real love story here. Agent, Ellen Levine. (Feb. 13) Forecast: This is a promising debut collection, and national print advertising in the New Yorker and alternative weeklies should target the appropriate readership. Sponsorship announcements will also feature the title on NPR.

Cronin Justin  
обложка книги Manhattan Is My Beat Manhattan Is My Beat

Young film-maker Rune, becomes obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video shop, who has been renting the same noir film over and over again. She is convinced that the secrets of his brutal death are hidden within the film, but her interest brings her too close to the killer.

Deaver Jeffery  
Miracle Cure Coben Harlan  
обложка книги Max Max

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone-or something-is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu-a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

A James Patterson Pageturner

In the spirit of the most enduring hit movies and books, James Patterson has written this story for readers from ten to a hundred and ten. Special care has been taken with the language and content of MAXIMUM RIDE 5.

Patterson James  
Maximum Bob

Enter the world of Elmore Leonard. The setting is Palm Beach County, Florida, where someone places a live ten-foot alligator in the backyard of the bigoted, redneck judge Bob Gibbs-known to all as Maximum Bob-and his wife, Leanne, a former Weeki Wachee mermaid. Not long after that, shots are fired into the judge's house. It doesn't take much figuring to conclude that someone's out to get him and that malefactor isn't going to stop at the second try. There's a long list of suspects: Dale Crowe, who just got an outrageous sentence for a minor crime; his uncle Elvin, a killer on parole, raring to go again; Dr. Tommy Vasco, the drugged out former medical doctor; his equally bizarre friend, Hector; and Dicky Campau, who makes a living poaching alligators. And there are others.

Somehow Kathy Baker, a nifty young probation officer, has got herself in the middle of all this. She's got to avoid two seducers-the judge and a homicidal maniac-and work with a young police officer who interests her for more than professional reasons. Trying to pick out from his assortment of bad guys, sociopaths, and punks the one who's trying to kill the judge is pure entertainment, as only Elmore Leonard, with his ear for the sound and eye for the sight of lowlife, can provide.

Leonard Elmore  
Moment Of Truth

When Jack Newlin comes home to find his wife dead on the floor of their elegant dining room, he's convinced he knows who killed her – and determined that the murderer should escape detection. Making a split-second decision, he sets about doctoring the evidence in order to frame himself for the crime. And to hammer the final nail in his coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: Mary DiNunzio of Philadelphia law firm Rosato and Associates. Unfortunately for Jack, hiring Mary could turn out to be a big mistake. Inexperienced she may be, but Mary soon discovers that instead of defending a guilty client who claims to be innocent, she has an innocent client falsely proclaiming his guilt.

Scottoline Lisa  
обложка книги Mackenzie's Mission Mackenzie's Mission

Night Wing-the revolutionary test plane with a top-secret weapons system-was Colonel Joe "Breed" Mackenzie's number-one priority. And weapons expert Caroline Evans was his number-one distraction. True, the stubborn blonde was giving him the cold shoulder, but Joe hadn't become the best of the best by giving up. Then he discovered someone on the inside was sabotaging Night Wing, and with her late hours and specialized expertise, Caroline seemed the obvious choice. Now Joe had to choose between allegiance to his country and love for his prime suspect…

Howard Linda  
Moscow Rules

The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the 'gold standard' (The Dallas Morning News) of thriller writers.

Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage – 'a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carr' (Chicago Sun-Times) – and Gabriel Allon as 'one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series' (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States.

One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealer – and he is about to deliver Russia 's most sophisticated weapons to al- Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11 – and the clock is ticking fast.

Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, Moscow Rules is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East – and Silva's finest novel yet.

Silva Daniel  
Mistaken Identity

Amazon.com Review

When confronted with the most challenging and the most personal case of her legal career, Bennie Rosato-an expert on police corruption-questions everything she has learned as a criminal attorney, and everyone she considers to be family. During a visit behind the bars of Philadelphia 's Central Corrections facility, Bennie is shocked to discover that an inmate bears a striking physical resemblance to herself. The prisoner, Alice Connolly, stands accused of murdering her cop boyfriend Anthony Della Porta, and the case reeks of a police conspiracy. Connolly convinces Bennie to defend her in court. Bennie feels confused, intrigued, and even somewhat elated by this clone of herself, and dives head first into a bubbling cauldron of corruption, drugs, murder, and assault-mixed in with a thought-provoking subplot that questions the intricacies of legal ethics.

Mistaken Identity is Lisa Scottoline's sixth and tastiest dish yet. The book is gripping and smart, and it brings into bloom the highly likable character of Bennie Rosato, who made her debut appearance in Legal Tender. Bennie has her vulnerable moments-we witness this when, in some emotional scenes, she doubts the authenticity of her twin. Still, Ms. Rosato is no shrinking violet, especially when it comes to exposing the questionable goings-on of Philadelphia 's Eleventh Precinct.

Scottoline keeps us in a bubble of suspense-is Connolly really Bennie's twin? Did she murder Della Porta? If not, who did and why? The author neatly ties all our unanswered questions together into a perfectly formed bow, and keeps us frantically turning pages until the very end.

From Publishers Weekly

Double jeopardy is more than just a legal term in this taut and smart courtroom drama by Edgar Award winner Scottoline. Bennie Rosato, the irrepressible head of an all-female Philadelphia law firm, moves to center stage after playing a supporting role in the author's previous novel, Rough Justice. Bennie's client is tough, manipulative Alice Connolly, charged with murdering her police detective boyfriend, who may or may not have been a drug dealer. Complicating matters is Alice 's claim to be Bennie's identical twin sister and to have been visited by their long-lost father. Despite her wrenching emotional reaction to this revelation and her mother's deteriorating health, Bennie puts her personal and professional life on the line, immersing herself in the case. She enlists the aid of her associates, Mary DiNunzio and Judy Carrier, as well as Lou Jacobs, a cantankerous retired cop she hires as an investigator. They discover that a web of corruption may have enveloped the prosecuting attorney and judge who are now trying Alice 's case. Scottoline effectively alternates her settings between prison, law office, courtroom and the streets. Readers familiar with her previous work will enjoy the continuing evolution of the characters' relationships. Judy is still the bolder of the two associates, her experiences highlighted this time by an amusing venture into the seamy world of pro boxing. But Mary, until now a timid and reluctant lawyer ("Maybe I could get a job eating"), emerges from her shell. Scottoline falters occasionally by resorting to ethnic stereotypes, particularly in her dialogue, but generally succeeds in creating a brisk, multilayered thriller that plunges Rosato Associates into a maelstrom of legal, ethical and familial conundrums, culminating in an intricate, dramatic and intense courtroom finale. Agent, Molly Friedrich. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Mar.) FYI: Mistaken Identity is one of the six books excerpted in Diet Coke's marketing campaign.

Scottoline Lisa  
обложка книги Most Most

Most nie ma końca, na jego wielu poziomach żyją ludzie, a jednym z nich jest wyłowiony z rzeki John Orr. Bohater cierpi na amnezję i opowiada lekarzowi swoje dziwne sny. Jednak autor przenosi nas nagle i stajemy się świadkami życia pewnego dość przeciętnego Szkota. Cóż jest dalej? Wszystko zaczyna się mieszać i nie jesteśmy pewni o czyim śmie właśnie czytamy i co tak naprawdę jest snem a co rzeczywistością. Powieść Banks’a jest hybrydą łączącą w sobie obyczajową historię, fantastykę oraz jednocześnie jej parodię. To literacki eksperyment zabawa stylem, językiem i wyobraźnią.

Banks Iain  
обложка книги Mañana, Tarde Y Noche Mañana, Tarde Y Noche

La misteriosa muerte de Harry Stanford, uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo, tiene múltiples repercusiones. La familia se reúne para el funeral, en Boston. Y, de pronto, aparece una hermosa mujer que dice ser hija de Harry Stanford y heredera, por tanto, de una parte de su cuantiosa fortuna. ¿Se trata acaso de una impostora? Los Stanford son gente respetuosa y con poder, pero detrás de la impecable fachada se oculta una madeja de extorsiones, drogas y muerte. Con la habilidad que lo distingue, Sidney Sheldon delinea una historia intrincada y ágil donde el final es verdaderamente sorprendente.

Sheldon Sydney  
обложка книги Más cerca Más cerca

A los amigos hay que tenerlos cerca; a los enemigos, muy cerca; y a la familia, aún más cerca. Lily Diamond, una joven que ha crecido en un medio difícil, se une a Patrick Brodie, un cabecilla del hampa local que lleva sus «negocios» con mano de hierro. Juntos formarán uno de los clanes más poderosos de los ambientes turbios del East End londinense. Tienen cinco hijos, a los que pretenden darles todo lo que ellos no tuvieron, sin importarles la forma de conseguirlo. La vida parece sonreírles cuando Patrick es asesinado por una banda rival. Con todo perdido, desamparada en un mundo peligroso en el que no se puede confiar en nadie, Lily tendrá que sacar adelante a su clan. Más cerca es una novela sobre los ambientes arrabaleros del Londres cada vez más mestizo de los años setenta. Un periodo de mutaciones en el que los viejos negocios del hampa (juego, prostitución…) van dejando paso al más rentable mundo de las drogas que se abre paso a borbotones de sangre.

Cole Martina  
обложка книги Muerte en Estambul Muerte en Estambul

Tras la boda de su hija Katerina, el comisario Kostas Jaritos decide tomarse unos días de descanso y viajar con Adrianí, su temperamental mujer, a Estambul, ciudad estrechamente relacionada con la historia de Grecia. Así pues, mezclado con cientos de turistas, Jaritos se lanza a admirar iglesias, mezquitas y palacios mientras degusta la gastronomía del lugar y discute no sólo con su mujer sino también con los miembros del grupo con el que viaja. Sin embargo, todo se tuerce cuando algo aparentemente tan nimio como la desaparición de una anciana en un pueblo de Grecia se convierte de pronto en un caso de asesinato, pues informan a Jaritos de que han encontrado muerto a un pariente de esa anciana… y de que ésta se dirige a Estambul. Jaritos tendrá que trabajar codo con codo con el suspicaz comisario turco Murat, e irá internándose en la pequeña comunidad que conforman los griegos que todavía, tras el éxodo masivo que protagonizaron en 1955, permanecen en la ciudad.

árkaris Petros  
обложка книги Mientras Duermes Mientras Duermes

Alberto Marini ha conseguido con su novela que me alegre de vivir en una casita de campo, sin porteros. Debo decir, que antes de saber que el libro existía supe de la película de Jaume Balagueró -quien por cierto firma el prólogo del libro- y no me enteré hasta después, que se basaba en un guión de Alberto Marini.

La historia me pareció original desde el principio. Su planteamiento lo es, y es que pocas veces nos paramos a pensar en que nuestra vida podría estar en las manos de quien menos nos esperamos y de la manera menos insospechada posible. Como por ejemplo, en las de ese portero de edificio que nos saluda amablemente cada mañana, al salir de nuestro piso. Ese hombre agradable, educado, solícito (no podía dejar de imaginarme al fantástico Luis Tosar), que nos ayuda con las bolsas de la compra, que nos abre la puerta cuando nos hemos dejado las llaves dentro. En manos de alguien tan retorcido y cruel como Cillian, ese portero de edificio con acceso a nuestra vivienda, a nuestra vida más íntima, podría estar nuestra vida, y eso me pone nervioso, no sé a ustedes.

Y es que Cillian es, como he leído en alguna sinopsis, un artesano del dolor ajeno. Vive para hacer sufrir a los demás, de hecho es el motor que impulsa su vida. Sus momentos de felicidad se inspiran en los de infelicidad de aquellos que le rodean, y no tiene compasión con nadie, para él todo forma parte de un juego de manipulación en el que no deben descubrir sus verdaderas intenciones, y no le importará que su objetivo sea niño, mujer o anciano.

Todos deben tener su ración de infelicidad. Y cuanto más grande sea esta, más ganas de seguir viviendo tendrá Cillian. Porque él todos los días juega a la ruleta rusa con su vida, y debe sopesar, según la infelicidad que produzca en los demás, si su vida debe continuar o por el contrario debe terminar.

El portero tiene fijación por Clara, la vecina del 5B, es la que últimamente declina la balanza hacia el lado que le permite vivir. La pelirroja que siempre parece feliz, rebosante de vida, de confianza, que le regala sonrisas y palabras amables que le hieren como dagas, que le hacen odiarla con toda su alma.

La prosa de Marini es sencilla, sin ornamentos innecesarios ni descripciones tediosas, sin duda fruto de sus muchos años como guionista cinematográfico. Con esta prosa nos sumerge en una historia llena de ideas retorcidas, de malas intenciones y de giros inesperados, y es que con Cillian todo es posible. Y cuando digo todo, es todo. Sin desvelar ningún spoiler comentaré que hubo una parte, con Alexander, otro de los personajes de la novela, que me sorprendió por su malignidad… a mí, que me considero curado de espanto desde hace años.

Sin duda, nos encontramos ante una buena novela que parte de una idea muy original sin deshincharse por el camino y que se devora en dos tardes. Como información adicional comentar que se va a traducir a cinco idiomas y que pronto, tanto libro como película (qué ganas de verla) podrán disfrutarse al mismo tiempo.

Marini Alberto  
обложка книги Minutes to Burn Minutes to Burn Hurwitz Gregg  
обложка книги Mexican Hat Mexican Hat McGarity Michael Kevin Kerney  
обложка книги Mixed Blood Mixed Blood Smith Roger Cape Town  
обложка книги Modlitwa o sen Modlitwa o sen

Z zakładu dla umysłowo chorych ucieka Michael Hrubek, pacjent ze schizofrenią paranoidalną. I ma przed sobą ściśle określony cel: odnaleźć Lis Atcheson – to jej zeznania sprawiły, że uznano go za potwora i skazano na zamknięcie.

Podczas burzy, sprzyjającej szaleńcowi, ścigają go teraz trzej ludzie: psychiatra Kohler – przekonany o niewinności swego pacjenta, zawodowy tropiciel Heck – liczący na nagrodę za schwytanie szaleńca, i Atcheson – mąż Lis, który musi dopaść Hrubeka, nim ten skrzywdzi jego żonę…

Deaver Jeffery  
обложка книги Map of Bones Map of Bones

The crime is inhumanly cruel with horrific consequences both unthinkable and inevitable. During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshippers and clergy alike. The killers haven't come for the church's gold and valuable artwork, but for a priceless treasure secreted within; the preserved bones of the Three Magi who once came to pay homage to a newborn savior. As they flee the carnage they have wrought, they carry a prize that could reshape the world'. 'The Vatican is in turmoil, and Lieutenant Rachel Verona of Rome's carabinieri is assigned to lead the investigation. But no ordinary police organization alone can deal with the bizarre theft and massacre, and SIGMA Force - an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department - is called in under the command of Grayson Pierce. New to Sigma, Pierce assembles a crack team of scientific and Special Forces operatives to unravel the mystery of the stolen bones, and together they set out on a twisting trail through a labyrinth of clues and dark revelations that carry them to the sites of the Seven Wonders of the World - and to the doorstep of the mystical and terrifying Dragon Court'. An ancient, secret fraternity of alchemists and assassins, the master-adepts of the Dragon Court have plans for the sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind in devastating ways that only the maddest of zealots could desire - and they will let nothing and no one stand in their way. Suddenly Pierce, Verona, and the Sigma team are the hunted as well as the hunters, forced to use every skill they possess to survive as they follow the bones to the ultimate confrontation between darkness and light - in a lost place of history where science and religion will unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

Rollins James Sigma Force  
обложка книги Mata para mí Mata para mí

Dieciséis años recién cumplidos y había huido de casa para conocer, por fin, al joven universitario con quien llevaba tiempo chateando, convencida de haberse enamorado. Luego… el silencio.

Seis meses después el caos se desata en Dutton, un pequeño pueblo del estado sureño de Georgia. Cinco adolescentes son asesinadas, y la única que logra sobrevivir sabe que impedirán que hable como sea.

Una pareja está decidida a ayudarla. Luke Papadopoulos, agente federal, se enfrenta a diario al mal sin rostro que merodea en internet, aunque jamás haya podido acostumbrarse. Susannah Vartanian, que se ha visto forzada a regresar a Dutton, comprende que debe sacar a la luz todo lo que calló durante años.

Ambos se verán obligados a juzgar a todo un pueblo. Un pueblo edificado sobre la crueldad impune, el poder absoluto y los silencios cómplices, un pueblo que se sustenta gracias a la poderosa tela de una araña que no puede permitir que nadie escape.

Rose Karen  
обложка книги Muere para mí Muere para mí

La enterraron con las manos unidas como si rezara…

Es enero, el suelo está helado y solo una casualidad ha permitido que el cuerpo haya sido descubierto. La policía de Filadelfia recurre entonces a Sophie Johannsen, una joven arqueóloga especialista en excavaciones medievales. Gracias a ella localizan el segundo cadáver: un joven con las manos a la altura del pecho, como si sostuviera una espada.

Ya tienen una dama y un caballero, dos asesinatos que imitan ritos funerarios medievales, y algo más cruel todavía: a su alrededor aguardan otras sepulturas, algunas ocupadas, otras vacías, esperando a las próximas víctimas… lo que el detective Vito Ciccotelli debe impedir a toda costa con la ayuda de Sophie.

Mientras, una empresa de videojuegos se prepara para el lanzamiento de su nuevo producto estrella: El inquisidor, un juego que lleva el horror y la oscuridad de la Edad Media hasta sus últimas consecuencias.

Rose Karen  
обложка книги Muerte en Hamburgo Muerte en Hamburgo

El detective Jan Fabel se encuentra ante el caso más sanguinario y macabro de su historia profesional. Los cadáveres de dos mujeres a las que han arrancado los pulmones y las notas desafiantes de alguien que firma como «Hijo de Sven» son las únicas pistas de un asesino cuya motivación va más allá de la ira, acercándose a una suerte de ritual donde lo sagrado y lo monstruoso se dan la mano para teñir de escarlata toda la ciudad. Mientras Fabel avanza en la investigación, va quedando claro que se trata de algo mucho más complejo que el trabajo de un simple psicópata.

Russell Craig  
обложка книги Méndez Méndez

El inspector Ricardo Méndez, hijo de los barrios bajos de Barcelona, cree más en la verdad de las calles que en la de los tribunales. Arrastrando la nostalgia de su antiguo mudo, helo aquí caminando por las miserias de su ciudad, con su mirada capaz de sondear los resortes de los delitos, la cara oculta de los poderosos y la historia enterrada en la casa de una madame. Veintidós destellos de humor y virtuosismo, veintidós joyas esculpidas por el gran maestro de la novela políciaca española.

¿Acaso es necesario presentar al inspector Méndez

Ledesma Francisco ález  
обложка книги Muerte De Una Heroína Roja Muerte De Una Heroína Roja

Shanghai, 1990, el asesinato de la joven Guan «Hong Ying», una celebridad política y estandarte nacional, se convierte en un caso delicado un año después de los acontecimientos de la Plaza Tiananmen. El recién ascendido Inspector Jefe Chen Cao se muestra poco convencido por la máscara de perfección de la heroína roja, entregada a la causa del Partido, sin amigos ni amante.

Muerte de una heroína roja es mucho más que una historia de detectives. Llena de contrastes, es una radiografía sutil de la China de la transición, captada a través de una multitud de historias particulares y una apasionante inmersión en su historia, cultura, tradición poética y gastronómica. Una magnífica iniciación a la China de hoy.

Galardonada con el Premio Anthony a la mejor primera novela y finalista del prestigioso Premio Edgar, Muerte de una heroína roja es la confirmación de uno de los escritores más interesantes del momento.

Xiaolong Qiu  
обложка книги Mortal Causes Mortal Causes

The last people to die in Mary King's Close had been plague victims. But that was in the 1700s. Now a body has been discovered, brutally tortured and murdered in Edinburgh's buried city. Inspector John Rebus, ex army, spots a paramilitary link, but how can this be true? It is August in Edinburgh, the Festival is in full swing. No one wants to contemplate terrorism in the throng ing city streets. Special Branch are interested, however, and Rebus finds himself seconded to an elite police unit with the mission of smashing whatever cell may exist. But the victim turns out to be a gangster's son, and the gangster wants revenge on his own terms. Soon Rebus finds himself in a non man'sland where friendly fire is as likely to score a hit as anything lauched by the unseen enemy.

Rankin Ian  
обложка книги Marine One Marine One

The president rushes across the South Lawn through a pounding thunderstorm to Marine One to fly to Camp David late at night. His advisers plead with him not to fly, but he insists. He has arranged a meeting that only three people in his administration know about. After fighting its way through the brutal thunderstorm on the way to Camp David, Marine One crashes into a ravine in Maryland, killing all aboard.

The government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter and accuses them of killing the president. Senate Investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations, then from a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America on behalf of the First Lady. Nolan knows that to prevail in the firestorm against his client, he has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash, and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about. To clear his client, Nolan must win the highest-profile trial of the last hundred years with very little working for him, and everything working against him.

Marine One expertly mixes political intrigue with courtroom drama and fast-paced action in the most exciting thriller of the year.

Huston James W  
обложка книги Midnight In Madrid Midnight In Madrid

U.S. Treasury agent Alexandra LaDuca (Conspiracy in Kiev) is back crisscrossing Europe in pursuit of an ancient relic stolen from a Madrid museum – and the chilling secrets behind its theft. With a new partner, danger, and betrayal at every turn, Alex must make the toughest decision of her life – whom should she trust?

Hynd Noel , Russian trilogy  
обложка книги Muerte Prevista Muerte Prevista

Cuando encuentra un CD de ordenador que alguien ha olvidado en el asiento contiguo del tren en el que viaja, Tom Bryce hace lo que cualquier persona decente haría: lo recoge y cuando llega a casa intenta averiguar a quién pertenece para poder devolvérselo. Sin embargo, su buena fe topará con el horrible contenido del disquete: un estremecedor asesinato. En un principio, duda sobre la veracidad de los hechos de los que es testigo, ¿realidad o ficción? Sin embargo, a partir de ese momento, su vida y la de su familia comienzan a correr peligro.

Al poco tiempo aparece el cadáver decapitado de una joven cuya identidad se desconoce; la única pista de la que dispondrá la policía será la presencia de un escarabajo oculto entre los restos de la víctima, en lo que parece ser el indicio de un juego macabro. Al frente de la investigación se colocará el peculiar detective Roy Grace, especializado en la resolución de casos que llevan años sin resolver, y cuyo pasado y personales métodos, entre los que se halla su fe en la videncia para la resolución de los crímenes más complicados, le confieren una discutida posición dentro del cuerpo de policía.

James Peter  
обложка книги Mas Oscuro Que La Noche Mas Oscuro Que La Noche

Harry Bosch participa como testigo en un juicio en el que se acusa a un director de cine del asesinato de una actriz. Mientras tanto, Terry McCaleb recibe la vista de una antigua compañera de trabajo que solicita su ayuda en la resolución de un caso difícil. El asesinato que ahora debe investigar es el tipo de homicidio complejo con los que trataba frecuentemente durante sus días en el FBI.

Connelly Michael  
обложка книги Mitternacht Mitternacht

Nie war das Grauen bedrohlicher …

Tessa Lockland kann den angeblichen Selbstmord ihrer Schwester nicht glauben. Deshalb macht sie sich auf den Weg nach Moonlight Cove, der kalifornischen Kleinstadt, in der ihre Schwester zuletzt gelebt hat. Auch ein FBI-Agent trifft dort ein, um eine Reihe seltsamer Todesfälle zu klären. Der an den Rollstuhl gefesselte Vietnam-Veteran Harry Talbot hat ihn verständigt, da auch er schon länger seltsame Ereignisse beobachtet. Und schließlich ist da noch das Mädchen Chrissie Foster, deren Eltern sich zu unheimlichen Wesen verwandeln. Alle Fäden scheinen bei der geheimnisvollen Computerfirma New Wave zusammenzulaufen, die ein wahnwitziges Experiment mit den Bürgern der Stadt plant ...



Titel der Originalausgabe MIDNIGHT.

Aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt von Joachim Körber Scanned by Doc Gonzo.

Koontz Dean  
обложка книги Martwy Aż Do Zmroku Martwy Aż Do Zmroku

Czytając Martwego aż do zmroku zaczynasz wyobrażać sobie autorkę powieści, Charlaine Harris, jako ukochane dziecko Laurell K. Hamilton i Joego R. Lansdale'a – może z Tanyą Huff i P. N. Elrodem jako rodzicami chrzestnymi. A jednak "humorystyczny wampirzy kryminał z elementem romantycznym" Harris jest nie tylko kolejną mroczną igraszką z naszym ulubionym motywem nieumarłych. Otrzymujemy również opowieść o parze odmieńców próbujących znaleźć sobie miejsce w świecie, i o ich związku, który nie jest łatwy ani dla niej, ani dla niego.

W świecie Harris wampiry stanowią mniejszość społeczną, która niedawno otrzymała prawa obywatelskie. Ich nierozcieńczona krew stała się niezwykle poszukiwanym lekarstwem. Na czarnym rynku fiolka wampirzego płynu życiowego – który podobno "tymczasowo łagodzi symptomy pewnych chorób i zwiększa potencję seksualną, będąc czymś w rodzaju skrzyżowania prednizonu z viagrą" – kosztuje dwieście dolarów. Odkąd prawnie uznano nieumarłych, kelnerka Sookie Stackhouse wyraźnie miała nadzieję, że ktoś taki zjawi się w małym północnoluizjańskim miasteczku Bon Temps. Jest więc po prostu zachwycona, kiedy wysoki, ciemnowłosy, przystojny, blady wampir siada przy jednym z jej stolików. Jednak dziewczyny nie pociąga wcale nieśmiertelność wampira ani nawet jego zmysłowa atrakcyjność. Wydaje się za to urzeczona faktem, że nie potrafi czytać mu w myślach. Sookie bowiem, wyobraźcie sobie, jest telepatką. Dar, który sama nazywa upośledzeniem, utrudnia jej życie, a zwłaszcza spotkania z mężczyznami (mimo iż jest atrakcyjną dwudziestopięcioletnią blondynką). Właściwie wszyscy w mieście nazywają ją stukniętą. Czasami, atakowana przez setki natrętnych, cudzych myśli, sama się uważa wariatkę.

Sookie jest bohaterką zupełnie niepodobną do Buffy, więc ratuje świeżo poznanego wampira – wampira Billa, tak, naprawdę! – przed parą ludzi chcących osuszyć go z cennej krwi. Właśnie wtedy odkrywa, że nie "słyszy" ani jednej myśli Billa. Fakt ten wystarczy, by Sookie poczuła do wampira sympatię. Cóż, niektórym związkom trzeba było na początek nawet mniej.

Okazuje się, że korzenie Billa sięgają Bon Temps, że wrócił tu i zamierza się osiedlić w rodzinnej posiadłości, którą właśnie odziedziczył. W dodatku, walczył w wojnie domowej, a wampirem został w roku 1870. Fakty te zachwycają babcię Sookie, oddaną członkinię lokalnego klubu Potomków Wybitnych Poległych. Bill może dostarczyć klubowi szczegółów, dzięki którym babcia i inni członkowie znajdą się w "genealogicznym siódmym niebie".

Jednak szczęście nie tak prosto osiągnąć. Gdy zamordowano dwie młode kobiety, a na ich udach koroner znajduje ślady kłów, podejrzenie pada na wampiry, czyli także (a może przede wszystkim) na Billa. Mordercą mógłby też być Jason, seksowny brat Sookie, który uwielbia kobiety, choć lubi także lekką perwersję. Bill i Sookie (z niejaką pomocą pewnego wampira imieniem Bubba) muszą się zmienić w detektywów, rozwiązać zbrodnie i znaleźć prawdziwego przestępcę. Tak się to zaczyna…

"Pierwszorzędny kryminał… Przekonujący i zadziwiający". "The Washington Post Book World"

"Dobrze napisany i niezwykle interesujący… Wielka rzecz". "The Boston Glob"

"Atmosfera książek Harris nawiązuje do czarnego kryminału oraz powieści detektywistycznej… Fabułę stanowi świetnie skonstruowana historia, która sięga pod powierzchnię małomiasteczkowego życia". "Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel"

"Frapująca". "Minneapolis Star Tribune"

"Opowieści Harris na przemian czarują i mrożą czytelnikowi krew w żyłach. Z tą trudną kombinacją autorka radzi sobie bez problemów, wręcz doskonale". Carolyn G. Hart

"Styl Harris ma urok i lekkość, które przypominają styl powieści Anne Tyler… Jest oryginalny i zadziwiający. Niezwykłego smaku tej książce dodają nawiązania do powieści gotyckiej". "The Christian Science Monitor"

"Nadzwyczajna". "Library Journal"

"Styl Harris jest gawędziarski, zawsze przymilny, "tylko między nami dziewczynami". "Kirkus Reviews"

"Charlaine Harris to imię i nazwisko, które trzeba zapamiętać". "Macon Telegraph and News"

"Doskonałe powieści… Harris inaczej opowiada o morderstwach". "Mystery News"

Harris Charlaine  
обложка книги Muerto Hasta El Anochecer Muerto Hasta El Anochecer

Sookie Stackhouse es una camarera con un inusitado poder para leer la mente. Su don es el origen de sus problemas. Siempre acaba sabiendo más de lo que le gustaría de la gente que le rodea. De todos menos de Bill Compton, porque su mente, la de un vampiro qué trata de reinsertarse en la sociedad, es absolutamente impenetrable. Cuando sus vidas se cruzan descubrirá que ya no hay vuelta atrás. La aparición de un asesino en serie es la prueba definitiva para su confianza…

Con esta novela, Charlaine Harris demuestra hasta qué punto su talento puede hacer que una casi imposible mezcla de vampiros, misterio, intriga y humor se convierta en una obra deliciosamente imprescindible.

Harris Charlaine  
обложка книги Murders' Row Murders' Row

The handsome top agent Matt dies a tragic death in his bath tub – the women mourn about the loss. However it's just faked for his latest top-secret mission: He shall find Dr. Solaris, inventor of the Helium laser beam, powerful enough to destroy a whole continent. It seems Dr. Solaris has been kidnapped by a criminal organization. The trace leads to the Cote D'Azur…

Hamilton Donald  
обложка книги Mistress of the Art of Death Mistress of the Art of Death

When Christian children are being kidnapped and murdered in 12th century Cambridge, England, Adelia is sent to seek out the truth, and hopefully absolve the Jews being blamed for the crimes, before the townspeople take matters into their own hands. During a time when women are second-class citizens at best, and the practice of scientific autopsies is considered blasphemous, Adelia is the most skilled “speaker for the dead” hailing from progressive Naples – yet she is forced to masquerade as the meek assistant to her colleagues during their frantic search for the real child killer.

From The Washington Post

It's hard enough to produce a gripping thriller – harder still to write convincing historical fiction that recreates a living, breathing past. But this terrific book does both, and does it with a cast of characters so vivid and engaging that you'd be happy to read about them even if they weren't on the track of a sexually depraved serial child-murderer.

Mistress of the Art of Death opens with a clever takeoff on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, which introduces the central players, a group of pilgrims returning from the shrine of the newly canonized St. Thomas à Becket: a prior and a prioress (from rival abbeys); two knights, lately returned from the Crusades; an overweight but very shrewd tax collector; a gaggle of citizens; and three Gypsies, who are in fact secret investigators sent by the king of Sicily to discover the truth behind a series of gruesome murders near Cambridge.

Four children have been found dead and mutilated. The Jews of Cambridge have been blamed for the murders, the most prominent Jewish moneylender and his wife have been killed by a mob, and the rest of the Jewish community is shut up in the castle under the protection of the sheriff.

As the only group allowed to commit usury – that is, to lend money at interest – the Jews are prosperous, and thus the king of England considers them his prize cash cows. He wants them cleared of suspicion and released, so they can go back to paying him high taxes. To this end, he appeals to his cousin, the king of Sicily, to send his best master of the art of death: a doctor skilled in "reading" bodies. Enter Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, 25, the best mistress of death that the medical school at Salerno has ever produced. With Simon of Naples, a Jewish "fixer," and Mansur, a eunuch with a mean throwing-ax, it's her job to find a murderer before he – or she – can kill again.

Adelia comes onstage when she meets the prior under dramatic circumstances on the road, saving him from a burst bladder caused by a swollen prostate by thrusting a hollow reed up his penis. Not every man would follow up on an introduction like this, but the prior wants the mystery solved, too – and if the solution happens to ace out the rival abbey, so much the better.

Adelia finds 12th-century England a barbarous place. England finds Adelia a jaw-dropping anomaly. And Franklin exploits the contrast brilliantly. We're on Adelia's side from the start, identifying with her quite modern sensibilities – but at the same time, as she begins to know the English inhabitants as people, we sympathize with them, too. And a small but nice romantic subplot develops as the celibate, married-to-science Adelia discovers to her horror that live bodies have minds of their own.

Though the story is set in Cambridge, the Crusades run through the culture. We see both the corruption and the idealistic faith of the period, and while the Jews come off by far the best, Christians and Muslims are portrayed with evenhanded understanding. Beyond this, the story's background is a wonderful tapestry of the paradoxes and struggles of the times: Christianity and Islam, Christians and Jews, science and superstition, and the new power of Henry II's rule of law versus the stranglehold of the Church.

There are also fascinating details of historical forensic medicine, entertaining notes on women in science (the medical school at Salerno is not fictional), and a nice running commentary on science and superstition, as distinct from religious faith. Franklin does this subtly, by showing effects, rather than by beating us over the head with her opinions. These are clear enough but expressed with artistry rather than political correctness.

Franklin likewise balances cynicism, humanity and objectivity well. Adelia feels horror, fury and sympathy on behalf of the victims and the bereaved, but she doesn't let that get in the way of finding the truth. And the story makes it clear that the motives of those who want a solution to the crime are not necessarily purer than the motives of those who want to conceal it.

Mistress of the Art of Death is wonderfully plotted, with a dozen twists – and with final rabbits pulled out of not one hat but two, as both the mystery and the romance reach satisfactorily unexpected conclusions. It's a historical mystery that succeeds brilliantly as both historical fiction and crime-thriller. Above all, though, Franklin has written a terrific story, whose appeal rests on the personalities of the all-too-human beings who inhabit it.

– Diana Gabaldon, author of a series of historical novels, including "Outlander" and "A Breath of Snow and Ashes."

Franklin Ariana  
обложка книги Murder of a Sweet Old Lady Murder of a Sweet Old Lady

Second in the delightful new Scumble River mystery series… When school pyschologist Skye Denison's beloved grandma is found dead in her bed, an autopsy proves it was murder. And Skye is determined to find out whodunit, even if the answer lies in the rotten roots of her own family tree.

Swanson Denise  
обложка книги Miasteczko Cove Miasteczko Cove

Sally Brainerd ucieka z lecznicy psychiatrycznej, gdzie została umieszczona wbrew swej woli, i w przebraniu przyjeżdża do miasteczka Cove. W ślad za nią przybywa agent specjalny FBI, James Quinlan, który sądzi, że dzięki niej uda mu się wyjaśnić zagadkę morderstwa. Jednak wkrótce jego znajomość z Sally przybiera inny niż służbowy charakter… a to wszystko dzieje się w miasteczku Cove, położonym nad brzegiem oceanu.

Nowa książka Catherine Coulter, znanej już dobrze polskim czytelnikom z romansów historycznych – "Młoda pani Sherbrooke", "Szalony baron", "Dziedzictwo Valentine" i innych – napisana z werwą i dużą dozą humoru, jak wszystkie książki tej popularnej amerykańskiej autorki.

Coulter Catherine  
обложка книги Młodość dla wybranych Młodość dla wybranych

Na ostry dyżur do szpitala w Springer w Bostonie zostaje przyjęty staruszek z objawami choroby Alzheimera. Wstępne badanie nie ujawnia żadnych dolegliwości neurologicznych. Podejrzewając udar mózgu, doktor Toby Harper nakazuje wykonanie tomografii komputerowej. W czasie, gdy reanimuje kolejnego pacjenta, jej podopieczny dosłownie rozpływa się w powietrzu.

Kilkanaście dni później do szpitala trafia mężczyzna z takimi samymi objawami, jak u nadal nie odnalezionego Harry’ego Slotkina. Obu wcześniej leczył doktor Carl Wallenberg. Pacjent umiera, a Toby, wbrew woli Wallenberga, aranżuje sekcję zwłok. Diagnoza nie pozostawia wątpliwości co do przyczyny śmierci: zarażenie chorobą szalonych krów.

Kilka innych tajemniczych zgonów, których wyjaśnieniem zajmuje się Toby, wskazuje coraz wyraźniej, że to nie epidemia, lecz rezultat czyjegoś świadomego działania. Tropy prowadzą do luksusowego domu opieki, w których Wallenberg i jego współpracownicy przeprowadzają eksperymenty medyczne na starcach, wszczepiając im hormony…

Gerritsen Tess  
обложка книги Menaced Assassin Menaced Assassin Gores Joe  
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

From Publishers Weekly

Themes from Patterson's popular adult titles When the Wind Blows and The Lake House waft through this YA thriller, the author's first in the genre. Wood stars as Maximum Ride, 14-year-old leader of a band of kids who have escaped the lab where they were bred as 98% human and 2% bird (wings being a key component) and developed a variety of other-worldly talents. In Patterson's unusual universe, Max and her young cohorts are soon forced to rescue one of their own-a girl named Angel-from a pack of mutant wolf-humans called Erasers. Wood nails Patterson's often adult-beyond-their-years dialogue with a jaded tone. But the result of this pairing makes Max sound more off-putting than cool or intriguing. The listening experience is stalled in the starting gate, keeping the action-adventure earthbound rather than high-flying. Ages 12-up.

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up-A group of genetically enhanced kids who can fly and have other unique talents are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators called Erasers in this exciting SF thriller that's not wholly original but is still a compelling read. Max, 14, and her adopted family-Fang and Iggy, both 13, Nudge, 11, Gazzy, 8, and Angel, 6-were all created as experiments in a lab called the School. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them escape and, since then, they've been living on their own. The Erasers have orders to kill them so the world will never find out they exist. Max's old childhood friend, Ari, now an Eraser leader, tracks them down, kidnaps Angel, and transports her back to the School to live like a lab rat again. The youngsters are forced to use their special talents to rescue her as they attempt to learn about their pasts and their destinies. The novel ends with the promise that this journey will continue in the sequel. As with Patterson's adult mystery thrillers, in-depth characterization is secondary to the fast-moving plot. The narrative alternates between Max's first-person point-of-view and that of the others in the third person, but readers don't get to know Max very well. The only major flaw is that the children sound like adults most of the time. This novel is reminiscent of David Lubar's Hidden Talents (Tor, 1999) and Ann Halam's Dr. Franklin's Island.

Patterson James  
Marker

The master of the medical thriller returns with his most heart-pounding tale yet.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin is the picture of health, until he fractures his leg while in-line skating in New York City 's Central Park. Within twenty-four hours of his surgery, he dies.

A thirty-six-year-old mother, Darlene Morgan, has knee surgery to repair a torn ligament in her knee. And within twenty-four hours, she has died.

New York City medical examiners Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton are back, in Robin Cook's electrifying twenty-fifth novel. Last seen in Vector, the doctors confront a series of puzzling hospital deaths of young, healthy people after successful routine surgery.

Despite institutional resistance from her superiors, as well as from those at Manhattan General, Laurie doggedly pursues the investigation. Though it seems impossible to determine why and how the patients are dying, she comes to suspect that not only are the deaths related-they're intentional, suggesting the work of a remarkably clever serial killer with a very unusual motive, involving frightening ties to both developing genomic medicine and the economics of modern-day health care.

Then Laurie is dealt a double blow: While coping with Jack's inability to commit to their relationship, she discovers she carries a genetic marker for a breast-cancer gene. As her personal life continues to unravel, the need for answers becomes more urgent, especially when Laurie is pulled into the nightmare as a potential victim herself. With time winding down, she and Jack race to connect the dots-and save Laurie's life.

With his signature blend of suspense and science, Robin Cook delivers an electrifying page-turner as vivid as today's headlines.

Cook Robin  
обложка книги Mistrzyni sztuki śmierci Mistrzyni sztuki śmierci

Cztery potworne morderstwa… Nieuchwytny zabójca… I niezwykła kobieta, która potrafi skłonić zmarłych do wyjawienia sekretów. W 1171 roku bestialskie zabójstwa dzieci wstrząsają Cambridge. Król sprowadza ze słynnej sycylijskiej szkoły medycznej najlepszego mistrza sztuki śmierci – biegłego w anatomii i arkanach śledztwa. Któż mógłby jednak przypuszczać, że ów medyk jest… kobietą. W zabobonnej Anglii Adelia musi kryć swą prawdziwą tożsamość, by nie oskarżono jej o czary. Potajemnie bada okaleczone zwłoki, dokonuje oględzin miejsc zbrodni i dzięki wiedzy i dedukcji układa listę podejrzanych. Bogobojni mieszczanie, rozmodleni mnisi, usłużni dworzanie, waleczni rycerze… Kto z nich jest mordercą, który już wybrał następną ofiarę?

Franklin Ariana  
обложка книги Muerte en el hoyo 18 Muerte en el hoyo 18

El golf, precisamente, no es el deporte preferido de Myron Bolitar. Pero ahí está: presenciando entre bostezos el Abierto de Estados Unido. Es el mejor escaparate para un agente deportivo en busca de clientes. Y parece que va a tener suerte: Linda Coldren, número uno en la lista de ganancias en el circuito americano promete contratarle. Antes, sin embargo, tendrá que encontrar a su hijo, que ha desaparecido misteriosamente justo cuando el marido de Linda, Jack, parece que va a tener de nuevo la posibilidad de ganar el torneo. Win, para sorpresa de Bolitar, sin embargo, le va a pedir que no acepte el caso. Myron, por una vez, decide ignorarle y se lanza a la búsqueda de Chad. Muy pronto comprenderá que nunca debió de hacerlo. Descubrirá que un mundo de falsas apariencias, estafas, dolor y muerte, pero, sobre todo, obligará a Win a revivir su pasado, traumas de la infancia que no se olvidan jamás.

Coben Harlan  
обложка книги Motivo de ruptura Motivo de ruptura

El agente deportivo Myron Bolitar está a punto de llegar a lo más alto. Lo mismo pude decirse de Christian Steele, un quarterback recién llegado a la liga profesional y su cliente más importante. Sin embargo, la llamada de una ex novia de Chistian, una chica a quien todo el mundo cree muerta, incluso la policía, pone en peligro la firma de un contrato. Myron, de pronto, se ve envuelto en una intriga relacionada con sexo y chantajes, y mientras trata de descubrir la verdad sobre una tragedia familiar, una mujer y las mentiras de un hombre se enfrenta al lado oscuro de su profesión.

Coben Harlan  
обложка книги Mujeres peligrosas Mujeres peligrosas

Las mujeres más peligrosas son aquellas que resultan irresistibles. ¿Qué hace peligrosa a una mujer? Su gran belleza, su encanto, su inteligencia, la manera en que se aparta el cabello de los ojos, o el modo de reírse. Puede tener conciencia absoluta de su poder, o desconocerlo por completo. Utilizarlo comoa rma o protegerse detrás de él. La intención y el propósito no aumentan ni disminuyen el poder, y ése es mayor peligro de todos los que son seducidos y sometidos por él.

, Klavan Andrew, Connolly John, Deaver Jeffery, Perry Anne, Penzler Otto, Rozan S J, McBain Ed, Connelly Michael, Oates Joyce Carol, Mosley Walter, Lippman Laura, Demille Nelson, Cook Thomas H, Carcaterra Lorenzo, Jance J A, Rankin Ian, McInerney Jay, Leonard Elmore  
обложка книги Memorias de una viuda Memorias de una viuda

«Le hipnotizará y le conmoverá… Un libro más dolorosamente autorrevelador de lo que la Oates novelista o crítica se haya atrevido a publicar jamás.» – Ann Hulbert, The New York Times Book Review

En una mañana gris de febrero, Joyce Carol Oates llevó a su marido Raymond Smith a urgencias aquejado de una neumonía; una semana después, ciertas complicaciones terminaban con su vida. Estas deslumbrantes páginas capturan el estado emocional de Oates tras la repentina muerte de su marido, y cómo se ve obligada a hallar su equilibrio sin la alianza que la había sostenido durante cuarenta y siete años y veinticinco días.

Llenas de agudas reflexiones y, a veces, de humor negro, estas Memorias de una viuda narran también una conmovedora historia de amor, lírica, moral e implacable, como las que pueblan sus novelas, y ofrecen un inédito retrato de su intimidad, hasta ahora celosamente guardada.

«Impecable… No cometa el error de pasar por alto este libro; simplemente, es demasiado bueno para perdérselo.» – Dave Moyer, The New York Journal of Books

«Sorprendente… Periodística e intuitiva, emocional y reflexiva… Oates comenzó escribiendo el diario de una viuda, y lo que ha logrado es la historia de un matrimonio.» – Geeta Sharma Jensen, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

«Oates pertenece a la vieja estirpe de Poe, Borges, Kafka, Cortázar o Chéjov…» – Ángeles López, Qué Leer

«Una novela maravillosamente escrita y muy conmovedora… Una compra valiosa para el lector de memorias y, en especial, para los más mayores.» – Library Journal

«Oates escribe con una honestidad visceral y no ceja en obligar a sus lectores a las conjeturas al respecto de su próxima y estremecedora empresa.» – Kirkus Reviews

«Las memorias de Oates se unirán a Antonia Fraser y Joan Didion en la sección de obras esenciales sobre la pérdida.» – The Daily Beast

«Tiene tanto de retrato de un matrimonio único como de crónica del duelo… Inmensamente conmovedora.» – Kim Hubbard, People Magazine

«Tan cautivadora como dolorosa… un relato desgarrador… Esta posibilidad que Oates ofrece al lector de experimentar la muerte de Smith del mismo y dramático modo en que lo hizo ella es algo muy característico del excelente equilibrio de la autora entre lo intelectual y lo emocional.» – Valerie Sayers, The Washington Post

Oates Joyce Carol  
обложка книги Mice Mice

An electrifying psychological thriller about a mother and daughter pushed to their limits.


Shelley and her mom have been menaced long enough. Excused from high school where a trio of bullies nearly killed her, and still reeling from her parents' humiliating divorce, Shelley has retreated with her mother to the quiet of Honeysuckle Cottage in the countryside. Thinking their troubles are over, they revel in their cozy, secure life of gardening and books, hot chocolate and Brahms by the fire. But on the eve of Shelley's sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties-about their safety, their moral convictions, the limits of what they are willing to accept, and what they're capable of.


Debut novelist Gordon Reece has written a taut tale of gripping suspense, packed with action both comic and terrifying. Shelley is a spellbinding narrator, and her delectable mix of wit, irony, and innocence transforms the major current issue of bullying into an edge- of-your-seat story of fear, violence, family loyalty, and the outer reaches of right and wrong.

Reece Gordon  
Muerte En Hong Kong

James Bond

Gardner John  
Muerte En Hong KongNadie Vive Enternamente

James Bond

Gardner John  
обложка книги Misión De Honor Misión De Honor

En su última película, James Bond renuncia a la categoría de 007, abandona el servicio y parte hacia Montecarlo, al volante de su Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, para cumplir una misión distinta a todo lo que había hecho hasta aquel momento. ¿Cómo explicar el súbito cambio de vida del hombre que venía siendo la más elogiada arma defensiva de cuantas ha tenido el Estado británico? ¿Y qué imprevisibles consecuencias tendrá esta decisión para el juego internacional de fuerzas cuyo equilibrio nos permite a los ciudadanos corrientes dormir tranquilos? Bond ha sido nombrado heredero de su tío Bruce, de Australia, con una condición de obligado cumplimiento: tiene que gastar las primeras cien mil libras del legado frívolamente, en actividades censurables cuya elección deja a su albedrío, dentro de un plazo determinado. Y Bond decide conciliar parte de ese mandato con su renovada pasión por ese príncipe de los coches que es el Bentley. Pero su abandono del Servicio exige explicaciones más consistentes. En el Parlamento, la oposición interpela al Ministerio a propósito de fallos en el sistema de seguridad británico encubiertos por el Gobierno. El que se sospeche de él no preocupa tanto a Bond como la posibilidad de que en el esclarecimiento de los hechos su honorabilidad se ponga en tela de juicio. Esta nueva y diabólica trama de John Gardner conduce a James Bond hasta un genio de los ordenadores que traiciona al Pentágono. También le enfrenta a un siniestro ejército mercenario que está fraguando una audaz operación terrorista, y le lleva a un alocado vuelo en zeppelín sobre Ginebra coincidiendo con la celebración de una conferencia en la cumbre de defensa de la paz. Y para salvar su honor, James Bond tendrá que vencer todos esos obstáculos…

Gardner John  
обложка книги Measure of Darkness Measure of Darkness Jordan Chris  
обложка книги Morir a los 27 Morir a los 27

“John Winston, cantante y líder de The Walrus, aparece muerto con cuatro disparos en la suite de su hotel después de un concierto. La policía pronto descubre que Winston ha fallecido a una edad considerada maldita en el mundo de la música pop. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin y Jim Morrison son algunos de los ilustres miembros del macabro club de los 27. A pesar de su imagen de apóstol de la paz, Winston tenía numerosos enemigos. Entre ellos, el irlandés Ronan O’Rahilly, “Mr. Download”, el más famoso pirata informático que mediante holografías, ha conseguido piratear el último bastión que les quedaba a los músicos: los conciertos en directo. Además, la investigación da un vuelco inesperado: Markk David Champman, el asesino de John Lennon que lleva recluido en prisión más de treinta años, asegura estar detrás de la muerte de Winston. Empresas discográficas sin escrúpulos seductoras groupies caza estrellas, fans enloquecidos… la novela muestra la cara más oscura del negocio del rock”.

Gelinek Joseph  
обложка книги Magiczny Nóż Magiczny Nóż

„Magiczny nóż” to druga część trylogii „Mroczne materie”. Akcja powieści rozgrywa się w trzech wszechświatach – w naszym świecie, w świecie znanym z pierwszej części „Zorza północna”, który jest podobny do naszego, lecz równocześnie odmienny, oraz w nowym, obcym świecie, który różni się od tamtych obu.

Pullman Philip  
обложка книги Miranda Miranda Sellars M R A Rowan Gant investigation  
обложка книги Mounting Fears Mounting Fears Woods Stuart Will Lee  
Missing Persons

The stakes have just been raised for psychologist Alan Gregory: His friend and fellow therapist Hannah Grant has died at the office, mysteriously and suddenly. The police are baffled, leaving another apparent homicide unsolved in Boulder, Colorado. Only Alan has the means to decipher Hannah’s clues, a quest that will take him to Las Vegas and lead him to question the integrity of those closest to him.

The clock is ticking as Alan tracks one of Hannah’s most elusive patients; has she been kidnapped, or is she a runaway? The answers to both cases may be locked in the mind of a patient he has been treating for a schizoid personality disorder. In a maze of dilemmas that could cost him his career, or his life, Alan takes a bold risk that will have readers racing to the stunning conclusion of Missing Persons.

Smart and fast-paced, Missing Persons showcases the rapid-fire dialogue and taut story lines that have made Stephen White the bestselling author that he is today.

White Stephen  
Midnight In Death

The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's life-when a killer comes to call.

Eve's name has a made a Christmas list, but it's not for being naughty or nice. It's for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband Roarke at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance-or die trying.

Robb J D  
M is for Malice

From Publishers Weekly

Approaching middle age warily, PI Kinsey Millhone of the Southern California coast is mildly depressed, romantically vulnerable and in the process of reassessing her family ties. Yet, when it comes to her professional abilities, she's at the top of her form, as this deftly plotted and absorbing novel (her 13th appearance, after L Is for Lawless) proves. Bader Malek, a local industrial tycoon, has died, and his four sons now stand to inherit a substantial fortune. But one of them, Guy, has been missing since 1968. A drug addict, ne'er-do-well and all-around miscreant, Guy had been disinherited by his exasperated father shortly before he vanished. But that particular will has disappeared, and Kinsey has been hired by the family to find out if Guy is still alive and thus in line to collect his original portion of the estate. She quickly succeeds in locating him and brings back a sweet, guileless and totally reformed man. But is he? The three other brothers?a truly devious, arrogant and greedy lot?are deeply ambivalent about Guy's return. A murder in the family leaves the surviving Malek kin as prime suspects. This is a subtle and swiftly moving novel, pleasantly unpredictable, with an agreeable overlay of smoldering romance, as fellow PI and former lover Robert Dietz reenters Kinsey's life. Grafton's heroine?more introspective, yet still feisty and surefooted?leads this finely tuned and at times electrifying tale to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. 1,000,000 first printing.

Grafton Sue  
обложка книги Manitú Manitú

¿Puede la mente humana proyectar una imagen o sugestionar a alguien, sin importar el tiempo o la distancia? ¿Existe la posesión de espíritus? ¿Es verdad que en nuestra época se dan las manifestaciones de las artes que implican la magia y el espiritismo? ¿Puede ser inmoral crearle daño a otra persona valiéndose de la transmisión del pensamiento para causarle la enfermedad y aun la muerte?

Manitú, uno de los libros más vendidos en España, obra de Graham Masterton, nos da respuesta a más de uno de estos interrogantes, narrándonos la historia más insólita, tan solo comparable con El bebé de Rosemary o El exorcista, tal vez superando estas dos obras en muchísimos cuadros de suspenso, llenos de un terror intenso y escalofriante.

Masterton Graham  
обложка книги Maybe Maybe

When an angry, unemployed chemist unleashes a bio-terrorist attack against women and children, the president of the United States asks Donovan Creed to get involved. It's just one more thing on Creed's plate.

Locke John  
обложка книги March Into Hell March Into Hell McDonald M P Mark Taylor  
обложка книги Marked Man Marked Man

It must have been a hell of a night. One of those long, dangerous nights where the world shifts and doors open. A night of bad judgment and wrong turns, of weariness and hilarity and a hard sexual charge that both frightens and compels. A night where your life changes irrevocably, for better or for worse, but who the hell cares, so long as it changes.

It must have been a night just like that, yeah, if only I could remember it.

All Victor Carl knows is that he’s just woken up with his suit in tatters, his socks missing, and a stinging pain in his chest thanks to a new tattoo he doesn’t remember getting: a heart inscribed with the name Chantal Adair.

My apartment is trashed, my partnership is cracking up, I’m drinking too much, flirting with reporters, sleeping with Realtors. Frankly, I’m in desperate need of something hard and clean in my life, and finding Chantal is all I have.

Is Chantal Adair the love of Victor’s life or a terrible drunken mistake? Victor intends to find out, but right now he’s got bigger concerns. His client, a wanted man, needs to come in out of the cold, and he’s got a stolen painting for Victor to use as leverage.

But someone is not happy that the painting has surfaced. Or that the client is threatening to tell all. Or that Victor is sniffing around for information about Chantal Adair. The closer Victor comes to figuring it all out, the deeper into danger he falls, as the ghosts of the past return to claim what’s theirs.

Lashner William  
обложка книги My Dead Body My Dead Body

NOBODY LIVES FOREVER. NOT EVEN A VAMPYRE.

Just ask Joe Pitt. After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan 's Vampyres, he's definitely a dead man walking. He's been a punching bag and a bullet magnet for every Vampyre Clan in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, not to mention a private eye, an enforcer, an exile, and a vigilante, but now he's just a target with legs.

For a year he's sloshed around the subway tunnels and sewers, tapping the veins of the lost, while above ground a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the sunlight once and for all. What's it gonna take to dig him up? Just the search for a missing girl who's carrying a baby that just might be the destiny of Vampyre-kind. Not that Joe cares all that much about destiny and such. What he cares about is that his ex-girl Evie wants him to take the gig. What's the risk? Another turn playing pigeon in a shooting gallery. What's the reward? Maybe one shot of his own. What's he aiming for? Nothing much. Just all the evil at the heart of his world.

Huston Charlie  
обложка книги Medicina para asesinos Medicina para asesinos

Un médico se ha atrevido a introducir un veneno mortal dentro del círculo del emperador de China. El juez Di recibe el encargo de investigar el Gran Servicio Médico, una institución única en el mundo que recoge todos los conocimientos médicos y forma a los mejores sabios del imperio. De la acupuntura a la farmacopea, Di emprende la búsqueda de un asesino brillante y temible y nos lleva a descubrir los refinamientos del arte médico chino.

Lenormand édéric  
обложка книги Matar A Henry Parker Matar A Henry Parker

Me mudé a Nueva York hace un mes para convertirme en el mejor periodista de todos los tiempos. Para encontrar las mayores historias jamás contadas. Y ahora aquí estoy: Henry Parker, veinticuatro años, exhausto y aturdido, a punto de que una bala acabe con mi vida. No puedo huir. Huir es lo único que Amanda y yo hemos hecho las últimas setenta y dos horas. Y estoy cansado. Cansado de saber la verdad y de no poder contarla.

Hace cinco minutos creía haberlo resuelto todo. Sabía que aquellos dos hombres (el agente del FBI y el asesino a sueldo) querían matarme, pero por motivos muy distintos. Si muero esta noche, más gente morirá mañana…

Pinter Jason  
обложка книги Mascaras Mascaras

Premio Café Gijón de Novela 1995 Convocado por el Ayuntamiento de Gijón y patrocinado por la Caja de Asturias

Pese a una obra narrativa y ensayística muy notable, ya reconocida no sólo en su país sino también en Hispanoamérica, sólo ahora llega a los lectores españoles Máscaras, la cuarta novela de Leonardo Padura, galardonada con el Premio Café Gijón de Novela 1995. Con su publicación queremos reparar en cierto modo ese olvido al que relegamos, con demasiada frecuencia, a una valiosísima nueva generación de escritores cubanos que han nacido prácticamente con la Revolución y siguen viviendo en Cuba. Máscaras forma parte de una tetralogía de novelas policiacas, protagonizadas por el mismo personaje, el teniente de policía Conde, hombre solitario y desencantado, sancionado en la Central por una antigua insubordinación, y a quien vuelven a llamar para investigar los casos más extraños y menos lucidos. Este entrañable personaje, y el género novelesco en el que se enmarca, le sirven a Padura para abrirse a un horizonte más amplio: sus historias trazan, de hecho, un fresco a la vez risueño y sombrío de las pequeñas grandezas y grandes miserias de la vida cotidiana en la Cuba actual y las someten, como de pasada, a una brillante y profunda reflexión. En la tupida arboleda del Bosque de La Habana aparece un 6 de agosto, día en que la Iglesia celebra la transfiguración de Jesús, el cuerpo de un travesti con el lazo de seda roja de la muerte aún al cuello. Para mayor zozobra del Conde, aquella mujer «sin los beneficios de la naturaleza», vestida de rojo, resulta ser Alexis Arayán, hijo de un respetado diplomático del régimen cubano. La investigación se inicia con la visita del Conde al impresionante personaje del Marqués, hombre de letras y de teatro, homosexual desterrado en su propia tierra en una casona desvencijada, especie de excéntrico santo y brujo a la vez, culto, inteligente, astuto y dotado de la más refinada ironía. Poco a poco, el Conde va adentrándose en el mundo hosco en el que le introduce ladinamente el Marqués, poblado de seres que parecen todos portadores de la verdad de Alexis Arayán… ¿Pero dónde, en semejante laberinto, encontrará el Conde su verdad?

Padura Leonardo  
обложка книги Mission Flats Mission Flats Landay William  
обложка книги Moscow Noir Moscow Noir

The more you watch Moscow, the more it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face—and it isn’t always pretty. Following Akashic Books’ international success with London Noir, Delhi Noir, Paris Noir, and others, the Noir series explores this fabled and troubled city’s darkest recesses.

Features brand-new stories by: Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmila Petrushevskaya, Maxim Maximov, Irina Denezhkina, Dmitry Kosyrev, Andrei Khusnutdinov, and Sergei Kuznetsov.

Natalia Smirnova was born in 1978 in Moscow. In 2006, together with Julia Goumen, she founded Goumen & Smirnova Literary Agency, representing Russian authors worldwide.

Julia Goumen was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1977. She holds a PhD in English and has worked in publishing since 2001.

Smirnova Natalia, Goumen Julia, Anuchkin Alexander, Zotov Igor, Shulpyakov Gleb, Tuchkov Vladimir, Starobinets Anna, Kuritsyn Vyacheslav, Samsonov Sergei, Evdokimov Alexei, Petrushevskaya Ludmila, Maximov Maxim, Denezhkina Irina, Kosyrev Dmitry, Khusnutdinov Andrei, Kuznetsov Sergei  
обложка книги Mysterious Skin Mysterious Skin

"The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life"?so runs the catchy opening to Heim's impressive first novel. The speaker is Brian Lackey, now a troubled teenager, once an introverted kid growing up scared in the small town of Hutchinson, Kans. The reason for his memory lapse and his fear, as we and Brian learn during the course of the novel, turns out not to be the space aliens that he first suspects, but his molestation at the hands of his Little League coach. The key to Brian's reclamation of those lost hours is homosexual hustler Neil McCormick?the slugger on that Little League team and an accomplice to Brian's sexual abuse. Working its way over the course of a decade toward Brian and Neil's reunion, the narrative unfolds through chapters whose points of view alternate among Brian, Neil and a handful of their siblings and confidants. Heim makes numerous freshman mistakes, including a relatively static narrative, prominent characters who outlive their usefulness and occasional lapses in the writing. He also creates scenes of genuine beauty, however, and handles his complicated characters and delicate subject matter with calm assurance.

Heim Scott  
обложка книги Muerte en el Exilio Muerte en el Exilio

Laureen O'Donnell trabaja en la Casa de Acogida para Mujeres de Glasgow, donde conoce a Anne Harris, una chica que llega al centro con dos costillas rotas y en plena batalla contra el alcoholismo. Dos semanas después, el cuerpo de Anne aparece en el río, grotescamente mutilado y envuelto en una manta. Todo apunta a que el marido de Anne es el asesino, pero ¿no puede haber un culpable menos evidente?

Maureen y su amiga Leslie tratan de romper con la indiferencia que rodea el asesinato de Anne, aunque, misteriosamente, Leslie mantiene la boca bien cerrada y no cuenta todo lo que sabe. En un intento por aclarar la confusión en la que se ve sumida su vida, Maureen viaja a Londres. Sin embargo, en lugar de solucionar sus problemas, pronto se verá inmersa en un mundo de violencia y drogadicción.

Mina Denise  
обложка книги Muerte en Glasgow Muerte en Glasgow

Maureen O'Donnell no es una chica con suerte. Además de vivir en un barrio marginal de Glasgow y ser paciente de un centro psiquiátrico, se encuentra anclada a un trabajo sin futuro y a una relación hermética con Douglas, un psicoterapeuta poco transparente.

A punto de poner fin a su relación con Douglas. Maureen se despierta una buena mañana con una resaca insufrible y con su novio muerto en la cocina de su piso. La policía la considera una de las principales sospechosas, tanto por ser una joven que- se sale de los cánones de la normalidad como por su carácter inestable y su actitud poco cooperativa. Incluso su madre y su hermana sospechan de ella. Presa del pánico y con un sentimiento de abandono por parte de sus amigos y familiares. Maureen empieza a poner en duda todo lo que creía inamovible.

Mina Denise  
обложка книги Missing in Death Missing in Death Robb J D Eve Dallas and husband Roarke  
обложка книги Mister Slaughter Mister Slaughter

Murder and ghoulish mayhem are the order of the day in bestseller McCammon's colorful third thriller featuring "problem-solver" Matthew Corbett and his escapades in early 18th-century America. After confronting a criminal mastermind in The Queen of Bedlam (2007), Matthew finds himself a celebrity whose exploits have become sensational fodder for colonial tabloids. This heady attention contributes to a bad lapse of judgment when he and his senior associate, Hudson Greathouse, accidentally allow a brutal murderer, Tyranthus Slaughter, to give them the slip while they transport him to prison in Philadelphia. The rousing narrative details Matthew's dogged pursuit of the indestructible Tyranthus as the killer cuts a bloody swath through the Pennsylvania wilderness. McCammon shows a sure hand balancing scenes of Matthew's quiet contemplation with the cold-blooded carnage that makes his quarry's name so appropriate.

McCammon Robert Matthew Corbett  
обложка книги Mężczyźni, Którzy Nienawidzą Kobiet Mężczyźni, Którzy Nienawidzą Kobiet

Pewnego wrześniowego dnia w 1966 roku szesnastoletnia Harriet Vanger znika bez śladu. Prawie czterdzieści lat później Mikael Blomkvist – dziennikarz i wydawca magazynu "Millennium" otrzymuje nietypowe zlecenie od Henrika Vangera – magnata przemysłowego, stojącego na czele wielkiego koncernu. Ten prosi znajdującego się na zakręcie życiowym dziennikarza o napisanie kroniki rodzinnej Vangerów. Okazuje się, że spisywanie dziejów to tylko pretekst do próby rozwiązania skomplikowanej zagadki. Mikael Blomkvist, skazany za zniesławienie, rezygnuje z obowiązków zawodowych i podejmuje się niezwykłego zlecenia. Po pewnym czasie dołącza do niego Lisbeth Salander – młoda, intrygująca outsiderka i genialna researcherka. Wspólnie szybko wpadają na trop mrocznej i krwawej historii rodzinnej.

"Mężczyźni, którzy nienawidzą kobiet" to doskonały, pełen pasji thriller, w którym tajemnica trzyma czytelnika w napięciu aż do samego końca. Po książki Larssona na całym świecie sięgnęło już prawie 9 mln czytelników! Tę książkę można czytać na wielu płaszczyznach: jako kryminał pełen mrocznych tajemnic, jako znakomitą, wielowątkową powieść współczesną, pełną prawdziwych zdarzeń i osób, jako thriller psychologiczny z doskonale skrojonymi sylwetkami bohaterów. Autor ma fantastyczną zdolność jednoczesnego prowadzenia wielu skomplikowanych wątków, które błyskotliwie wiąże ze sobą. To pierwsza z trzech książek o Mikaelu Blomkviście i Lisbeth Salander zebranych w serii "Millennium" Mimo 640 stron – trudno się od niej oderwać!

Larsson Stieg  
обложка книги Make Her Pay Make Her Pay

Bullet Catcher and former Navy SEAL Constantine Xenakis has infiltrated a dive ship to discover who's plundering priceless gems from a legendary sunken Spanish galleon. When he catches Lizzie Dare red-handed in the locked treasure room, her story of a stolen ancestral legacy convinces him to work with the sexy thief instead of turning her in – and not just because he wants to find the real culprit. Lizzie is willing to risk everything to save the Bombay Blue Diamonds from her sworn enemy, even if that means giving in to an irresistible desire to get closer to her accomplice. But when passion hits them like a rogue wave and danger surrounds them like a school of hungry sharks, their adventure on the high seas turns treacherous…and deadly.

St Claire Roxanne  
обложка книги Man in the middle Man in the middle Haig Brian Sean Drummond  
обложка книги Most Likely To Die Most Likely To Die

An omnibus of novels

New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Staub join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder…

A KILLER WHO GETS AWAY WITH MURDER ONCE…

It's been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that…

FINDS IT EASIER TO KILL AGAIN

A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line…

AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…

Three women have been marked for death. Tonight, as the music plays, and the doors of St. Elizabeth are sealed, a killer will finish what was started long ago, and the sins of the past will be paid for in blood…

Barton Beverly, Jackson Lisa, Staub Wendy Corsi  
обложка книги Mortuus Virgo Mortuus Virgo Ashman Kevin  
обложка книги Monster Monster

Two murder victims have been discovered in the boots of their cars. The first was would-be actor, Richard Dada; the second Dr Claire Argent, a psychiatrist at a maximum security hospital. Milo Sturgis tends to think there will be plenty of suspects amongst her clientele, but as his friend Alex Delaware remarks, none of his patients ever killed anyone and as they investigate the backgrounds of both victims it appears that Milo needs to look elsewhere, because neither of them are who they made themselves out to be.

As they slowly unravel the strands of their lies another, truly monstrous, character emerges: a man who gains his pleasure not from mere mutilattion and murder but from making his victims watch their own forthcoming death on film. And somehow he has control over some of the Claire Argent's patients, apparently securely behind bars.

In one of the most complex plots he has yet devised, Jonathan Kellerman has created a devastating mystery thriller.

Kellerman Jonathan  
обложка книги Mágicos Momentos Mágicos Momentos

Para Ryan Swan, a la que la vida le había enseñado que sólo podía confiar en sí misma, Pierce Atkins era el último hombre al que debía confiarle el corazón. Pero ante la presencia cautivadora de Pierce, todas sus defensas parecían desvanecerse como por arte de magia.

A Pierce Atkins, obsesionado con huir de su pasado, no le costaría escapar del interior de una caja fuerte ante miles de espectadores. Pero, ¿estaba dispuesto a seguir huyendo toda la vida?, ¿o debía escuchar a su corazón y firmar el contrato de matrimonio que Ryan le ofrecía?

Roberts Nora  
обложка книги Moonlight Becomes You Moonlight Becomes You

Maggie Holloway is unsatisfied with the explanation for her former stepmother's death, and when the residents of a nursing home begin dying suddenly and inexplicably she becomes suspicious. It is only later that she realizes she herself is a target for a twisted killer.

Clark Mary Higgins  
Me Tanner, You Jane

It’s a jungle out there. Literally. At least for Evan Tanner, eternally sleepless sometime superspy, who finds himself in Africa on the trail of the AWOL ruler of tiny Modonoland. It seems the petty despot’s gone missing, and he’s taken the state treasury along with him. No stranger to impossible missions and international peril, Tanner’s been in over his head before. This time, however, he’s in imminent danger of being buried alive. And it all has to do with the CIA, white supremacists, moderate revolutionaries… and a blond jungle bombshell named (no joke!) Sheena. Tanner’s always been a sucker for a pretty face and a curvaceous body, especially one that’s wrapped in leopard skin. But this red hot renegade daughter of a local missionary is a man-eater. Which means this time Tanner’s goose is well and truly cooked.

Block Lawrence  
обложка книги Śmiertelna ekstaza Śmiertelna ekstaza

Drew Mathias, zdolny elektronik i entuzjasta gier komputerowych, nie miał żadnego powodu, żeby odebrać sobie życie. Podobnie jak wzięty nowojorski adwokat S.T. Fitzhugh, wpływowy senator Peary czy Cerise Devane, przebojowa właścicielka popularnego brukowca. Tych czworga nie łączyło nic poza tym, że postanowili odejść z tego świata. Śledztwo nie przyniosło żadnego rezultatu, ale porucznik Eve Dallas z nowojorskiej policji nie chce uwierzyć, że były to samobójstwa. Kto jednak i dlaczego chciałby pozbawić życia czworo niezwiązanych ze sobą ludzi? I jak tego dokonał?

Porucznik Dallas postanawia mimo wszystko poszukać odpowiedzi na te pytania. Oczywiście może liczyć na pomoc świeżo poślubionego męża – superprzystojnego, superinteligentnego i bogatego Raorke’a – który kocha ją do szaleństwa i zrobi dla niej wszystko.

Robb J D  
обложка книги Midnight Sun Midnight Sun Campbell Ramsey  
обложка книги Midnight Sun Midnight Sun

They should've let him go.

They should've let him retire in peace.

They should've left his woman out of it.


Kharzai Ghiassi has served the US Government his entire adult life. The best infiltration agent they've ever had. Death is not just his business, death is his life. He’s gone off the CIA’s radar and all they know is that someone is in danger.

When a former soccer star turned Islamic terrorist shows up in Anchorage Alaska, retired Marine Corps Special Operator Marcus ‘Mojo’ Johnson and his State Trooper wife Lonnie team up with the FBI’s Mike & Hilde Farris to put a stop to the threat that hangs over the city like a hammer about to fall. No one is safe. No on can hide in the Land of The Midnight Sun.

Sands Basil  
обложка книги Meltdown Meltdown

A DEADLY SECRET LIES BURIED BENEATH THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIER


Dr. Carol Harmon has taken her research vessel, the Phoenix, deep into one of the most forbidding places in the world, the ceaselessly shifting Arctic icescape. In one frightening moment, everything goes very wrong. During a routine dive, two of her crew are ravaged by what appears to be radiation poisoning. Knowing she needs help fast, Carol calls on the person she trusts most, a man leading his own expedition on the opposite pole of the globe.

Brock Garner is an oceanographer, a former Naval officer, and a man who has never quite stopped loving his ex-wife, Carol. By the time Garner arrives, a frightening scenario is taking shape: Deep beneath the ice, something is leaking deadly radiation. Worse yet, it may be only part of a bigger cataclysm. A disaster of untold proportions is looming — the world’s first man-made Ice Age. A life-and-death battle is about to be unleashed… not just for the Arctic, but for the very future of Earth.

Powlik James  
обложка книги Meltdown Meltdown

A DEADLY SECRET LIES BURIED BENEATH THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIER


Dr. Carol Harmon has taken her research vessel, the Phoenix, deep into one of the most forbidding places in the world, the ceaselessly shifting Arctic icescape. In one frightening moment, everything goes very wrong. During a routine dive, two of her crew are ravaged by what appears to be radiation poisoning. Knowing she needs help fast, Carol calls on the person she trusts most, a man leading his own expedition on the opposite pole of the globe.

Brock Garner is an oceanographer, a former Naval officer, and a man who has never quite stopped loving his ex-wife, Carol. By the time Garner arrives, a frightening scenario is taking shape: Deep beneath the ice, something is leaking deadly radiation. Worse yet, it may be only part of a bigger cataclysm. A disaster of untold proportions is looming — the world’s first man-made Ice Age. A life-and-death battle is about to be unleashed… not just for the Arctic, but for the very future of Earth.

Powlik James  
обложка книги Memory Man Memory Man

With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.


MEMORY MAN


Amos Decker's life changed forever — twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect — he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare — his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.

Baldacci David Amos Decker  
обложка книги MirrorWorld MirrorWorld

Crazy has no memory and feels no fear. Dangerous and unpredictable, he’s locked away in SafeHaven, a psychiatric hospital, where he spends the long days watching Wheel of Fortune and wondering what the outside world smells like. When a mysterious visitor arives and offers him a way out Crazy doesn't hesitate to accept.

But outside the hospital Crazy is faced with a world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, and find himself relocated to Neuro Inc., a secretive corporation with strange givernment ties. When he discovers evidence of human experimentation he escapes with a syringe, the contents of which are unknown to him but precious to Neuro. Cornered and with a complete disregard for the results, Crazy makes himself indispensable by injecting the substance into his leg.

As the substance enters his bloodstream, though, his eyes are opened to a world beyond human experience, where fear is a tool and the shadows hide the source of mankind’s nightmares. Struggling to understand his new abilities, Crazy allies himself with the company he fled and begins peeling back the layers of his past, the brewing war between worlds, how he can stop it — and what he did to start it.


With Crazy, Robinson, whose trademarked pacing and inventive plots have been highly praised by bestselling authors like Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler and James Rollins, treats readers to a wildly imaginative, frenetically paced thriller exploring the origins of fear.

Robinson Jeremy  
обложка книги MirrorWorld MirrorWorld

Crazy has no memory and feels no fear. Dangerous and unpredictable, he’s locked away in SafeHaven, a psychiatric hospital, where he spends the long days watching Wheel of Fortune and wondering what the outside world smells like. When a mysterious visitor arrives and offers him a way out, Crazy doesn’t hesitate to accept.

But outside the hospital, Crazy is faced with a fear-fueled world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, and he finds himself relocated to Neuro Inc., a secretive corporation with shady government ties. After discovering evidence of human experimentation, he escapes with a syringe, the contents of which are unknown to him but precious to Neuro. Cornered and with a complete disregard for the results, Crazy makes himself indispensable by injecting the substance into his leg.

The mystery drug opens his eyes to a world beyond human experience, where fear is a weapon and the shadows hide the source of mankind’s nightmares. Struggling to understand his new abilities, Crazy allies himself with the company he fled and begins peeling back the layers of his past, the brewing war between worlds, how he can stop it—and what he did to start it.

With MirrorWorld, Robinson, whose trademarked pacing and inventive plots, which have been highly praised by bestselling authors like Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler and James Rollins, treats readers to a wildly imaginative, frenetically paced thriller exploring the origins of fear.

Robinson Jeremy  
обложка книги Mariner's Ark Mariner's Ark

Richard and Robin Mariner are in Long Beach, California, to oversee the arrival of their container ship, Sulu Queen, before joining their friend Nic Greenbaum aboard his fifty-million-dollar motor yacht as he races his daughter Liberty in an Olympic-standard Katapult multihull down the coast to Mexico. But when an ARkStorm, with the potential to cause catastrophic devastation, overwhelms them, Richard is forced into dangerously unprecedented action. Turning Sulu Queen into a real Noah's ark, Richard must guide her into the deadliest storm to come off the Pacific in 150 years as he fights to save those closest to him, as well as countless other lives.

Tonkin Peter Richard Mariner  
обложка книги Mission Critical Mission Critical

American intelligence has intercepted radio messages between the notoriously rival Chinese and Russian governments. SR-71 recon images show Chinese troops massing along North Korea's border with South Korea. With a possible invasion imminent, South Korea requests America to intercede. The carrier USS John Preston and her battle group receive orders to proceed to the Sea of Japan. Within the group is the USS Bronson, the newest, most sophisticated destroyer in the world. On board is a satellite-based weapons system of unimaginable power.

Commander Grant Stevens — Navy SEAL and intelligence officer — is assigned to the Black Ops division of the Naval Investigative Service. The Chief of NIS orders him to attend a meeting with SecDef and the Joint Chiefs. After reviewing intel and SR-71 images, he voices his opinion. The buildup is nothing more than a ruse. The communists are after the Bronson.

Stevens teams up with his friend, Senior Chief Joe Adler, aboard the Preston. The two will find themselves confronting Russian commandos and an old KGB nemesis, while trying to hunt down a communist mole.

Their mission: prevent the capture of the *Bronson* and stop the conspiracy — a conspiracy that may penetrate the heart of the Navy itself.

Fredric Jamie Grant Stevens  
обложка книги Make Me Make Me

“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang… so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way — right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.

Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.

Child Lee Jack Reacher  
обложка книги Make Me Make Me

“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang… so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way — right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.

Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.

Child Lee Jack Reacher  
обложка книги Midnight Sun Midnight Sun

Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman.

Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect.

Hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut.

But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.

And then he discovers that The Fisherman’s men are getting closer...

Nesbo Jo Blood on Snow  
обложка книги Memory Man Memory Man

With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.


MEMORY MAN


Amos Decker's life changed forever — twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect — he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare — his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.

Baldacci David Amos Decker  
обложка книги Murder House Murder House

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach — and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

Noah Walker isn't superstitious. But there's one beach house in Bridgehampton that has a troubling history of violence and mystery: when Noah was a kid, No. 7 South Ocean burned down in a devastating fire, killing the couple trapped inside. Investigators had no explanation for what happened, and many believe it was no accident. Rebuilt after the fire, the gorgeous, ocean-front property is still known by locals as The Murder House.

Now, sixteen years later, a powerful Hollywood player and his mistress are found dead in The Murder House — and the police unearth proof that the couple is undeniably linked to Noah's past. To prove his innocence, Noah must uncover the house's dark secrets — and reveal his own.

Patterson James, Ellis David  
обложка книги Meteor Storm Meteor Storm

63,000 years ago, an ancient civilization existed far advanced over our own, but it was destroyed by a natural cataclysm. Now that same cataclysm is about to strike our modern world…


When Carl stumbles upon an unknown robot’s head, he manages with some effort to get it working. From the robot, Carl learns that it was created by an ancient civilization 63,000 years ago in northern India. The robot reports though, that the culture was destroyed by a meteor storm that killed all, but a thousand people planet wide.

When Carl learns that Earth is entering the same place in the galaxy where the meteor field exists, he warns people on TV, but finds himself ridiculed and ignored. To protect the world, Carl works to find out more about the ancient civilization and how to prevent a repeat of history.

To do this, Carl travels to a secret cave where the ancient technology is stored and here Carl meets a fully functioning robot from the ancient civilization. Now Carl must do everything in his power to preserve as many lives and as much of the current civilization as possible to avoid full scale destruction…

Capps David F  
обложка книги Merrick Merrick

A rogue ex-cop from the Irish Garda manipulates a transfer to work for the NYPD in an exchange program. However, it turns out that the cop is really a serial killer wanted for murder in Ireland, and now, New York City.

Bruen Ken  
обложка книги Manhunt Manhunt

Nobody is above suspicion


The first in an unputdownable series of explosive thrillers featuring Agent Paul Richter


In the intelligence world, it hurts when a senior officer goes bad. When that senior officer can’t be identified, it hurts even more. With the security of Britain's most secret files at stake, and trust a commodity in short supply, a deception operation must flush out the traitor.

Paul Richter, an unemployed ex-Naval aviator, is the unwitting and ultimately expendable bait in the trap. But as the net closes, a Russian intelligence officer flees Moscow and her evidence points the finger of suspicion in a very different direction…

With time running out, and nobody to trust, Richter finds himself battling both the British security establishment and teams of Russian assassins with orders to kill him, and the woman he’s trying to protect.


For readers of James Patterson, Will Jordan and Chris Ryan, the Agent Paul Richter series is intense, visceral and totally unmissable.

Barrington James Paul Richter  
обложка книги Mercy Mercy

Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die – until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiance, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. With the help of an organization that opposes physician-assisted suicide, Julie has Sam coming around to her point of view when he suddenly dies from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress – in fact, it appears that Sam had been literally scared to death.

As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern…and finds herself the target of disturbing threats. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate, until she is accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down whoever is behind these mysterious deaths…but time is running out as someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her.

A riveting medical thriller, Mercy will leave listeners breathless with twists and turns leading up to its explosive conclusion, from New York Times best-selling author Michael Palmer and his son, acclaimed suspense novelist Daniel Palmer.

Palmer Michael, Palmer Daniel  
обложка книги Marrow Island Marrow Island

Twenty years ago Lucie Bowen left Marrow Island; along with her mother, she fled the aftermath of an earthquake that compromised the local refinery, killing her father and ravaging the island’s environment. Now, Lucie’s childhood friend Kate is living within a mysterious group called Marrow Colony — a community that claims to be “ministering to the Earth.” There have been remarkable changes to the land at the colony’s homestead. Lucie’s experience as a journalist tells her there’s more to the Colony — and their charismatic leader- than they want her to know, and that the astonishing success of their environmental remediation has come at great cost to the Colonists themselves. As she uncovers their secrets and methods, will Lucie endanger more than their mission? What price will she pay for the truth?

In the company of Station Eleven and California, Marrow Island uses two tense natural disasters to ask tough questions about our choices — large and small. A second novel from a bookseller whose sleeper-hit debut was praised by Karen Russell as “haunted, joyful, beautiful….” it promises to capture and captivate new readers even as it thrills her many existing fans.

Smith Alexis M  
обложка книги Mrs. John Doe Mrs. John Doe

USA TODAY BESTSELLER. In this adrenaline-laced novel of suspense from Tom Savage – hailed by Michael Connelly as "a master of the high-speed thriller" – an American actress in Europe races to find the truth behind her husband's mysterious accident. What she uncovers makes her the target of a shocking conspiracy.

Nora Baron's life is perfect. She lives on Long Island Sound, teaches acting at a local university, and has a loving family. Then one phone call changes everything. She's informed that her husband, Jeff, has died in a car crash while on a business trip in England. Nora flies to London to identify the body, which the police have listed as a "John Doe." When she leaves the morgue, a man tries to steal her purse containing Jeff's personal effects. Clearly, all is not as it seems.

At her hotel, Nora receives a cryptic message that leaves her with more questions than answers. She follows the message's instructions to France, where a fatal encounter transforms her into a fugitive. Wanted for murder, on the run in a shadowy landscape of lies, secrets, and sudden violence, Mrs. "John Doe" must play the role of a lifetime to stay one step ahead of a ruthless enemy with deadly plans for her – and for the world.

Praise for Mrs. John Doe

"This is a rare spy thriller, smart, beautifully written, and stay-up-all-night enjoyable!" – Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins

"It isn't easy to blindside a fellow suspense author, but Tom Savage manages to fool me every time. A clever, compelling, and cinematic page-turner in which nothing is as it seems, Mrs. John Doe opens with a twist I didn't see coming and closes with a satisfying bang. This longtime Savage fan ranks Mrs. John Doe right up there with Precipice." – Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow

"Tom Savage's Mrs. John Doe races a fictional path somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie, a modern heroine-on-the-run spy thriller dealing with some of our time's deadliest challenges." – James Grady, New York Times bestselling author of Last Days of the Condor

"Savage twists the plot in two startling ways, and Nora's transformation from wealthy home-focused wife to clever investigator holds up brilliantly… I enjoyed each page, gasped at the swift twists, and came away with a hunger for more of the same, whether it be thrills, France, or books by Tom Savage." – Kingdom Books

"If you like books that make your pulse pound, where the images conjured up by your mind while reading are better than the best 'action' movie, Mrs. John Doe should be on your shelf." – Back Porchervations

"Cloak-and-dagger suspense, dark, shadowy figures, secret agents, and a diabolical terrorist plot that must be thwarted combine to create… a shocking, heart-pounding, unrelenting thrill ride." – The Book Reviews

Praise for Tom Savage

"Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out, and it shows on every page." – James Patterson

"A master of the high-speed thriller." – Michael Connelly

"A very gifted writer who creates living, breathing characters, wonderful dialogue, and mesmerizing tension." – Nelson DeMille

"Savage writes with fierce energy, piercing holes in the shredding fabric of our society, where no one is safe, no one is free from harm." – Lorenzo Carcaterra

Savage Tom  
обложка книги Murder, D.C. Murder, D.C.

'Gripping from start to finish, it has a great line in snappy dialogue and a twist that puts Tucker in the finest Elmore Leonard tradition.' Daily Mail

When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C.'s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter knows it's time to start asking some serious questions – no matter what the consequences.

With the police unable to find a lead and pressure mounting for Sully to abandon the investigation, he has a hunch that there is more to the case than a drug deal gone bad or a tale of family misfortune. Digging deeper, Sully finds that the real story stretches far beyond Billy and into D.C.'s most prominent social circles.

An alcoholic still haunted from his years as a war correspondent in Bosnia, Sully now must strike a dangerous balance between D.C.'s two extremes – the city's violent, desperate back streets and its highest corridors of power – while threatened by those who will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering the shocking truth.

Tucker Neely  
обложка книги Mystery of the Amber Room Mystery of the Amber Room

A strange and terrifying ability surfaces in investigative journalist Sam Cleave, leaving his associate, Dr. Nina Gould, worried for his health. But Sam is not the one she should be worried about. Nina discovers that Sam's psychic talent is not meant to help others — quite the opposite.

Somewhere Sam has contracted a parasite that attacks the brain, facilitating heightened powers of hypnotic suggestion through increased electrical activity in the neurons. In other words — mind control.

When their mutual friend, David Purdue, is kidnapped and tortured by an evil Nazi by the name of Klaus Kemper, a distant connection to Sam's malady comes into play. Kemper knows that Sam's psychic powers are the work of an ancient organism that happens to be caught within the amber resin used in the legendary lost art masterpiece, the Amber Room, and he wants the power it holds to brainwash the world into submission.

Reputed to have been destroyed during WWII, Purdue, Sam, and Nina embark on a quest to find the Amber Room. They have 48 hours to deliver it to Kemper or else the Order of the Black Sun will execute the German Chancellor and subjugate the countries of the European Union.

But the last lost pieces of the Amber Room are hidden by a clandestine Red Army unit under one of the most inaccessible and hazardous locations in the world — the Chernobyl Power Plant.


A word from the author: Hello and thank you for your interest in my book. It has come to my attention that some people have been mistaking my books for those written by the famous author duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. This is not the case. I wish to clarify that I am not, by any means, related to Douglas Preston or Lincoln Child, Lee Child or any other author called Preston Child. I hope this clears up the confusion.


Mystery of the Amber Room leads the reader on a roller-coaster ride in search of a legend. Packed with breathtaking suspense and nerve-shredding action, Mystery of the Amber Room is a thrilling read for all fans of action, suspense, and intrigue.

Child Preston W Order of the Black Sun  
обложка книги Meyer-Hofmann AG Meyer-Hofmann AG

Meyer-Hofmann AG, is a company with a dark and disturbing past. When Michael Jarvis moves to Munich to work for them, he is quickly drawn into a conspiracy over 60 years in the making. Unaware that he is the missing link in the companies diabolical plans, he walks into a trap that could cost him his sanity and eventually his life.

Taylor Jonathan Allen  
обложка книги Manhattan Lockdown Manhattan Lockdown

A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City.

Suddenly, multiple explosions rock the entire building. This is not an accident, not a gas leak, but a heinous act of terrorism. Among the injured is the mayor himself, and although he survives, but the woman he loves does not. Ultimately, the death toll exceeds 1700 people. And the terrorism does not stop there. As the city's other iconic sites are targeted, the mayor throws Manhattan into lockdown.

In the chaos that ensues, law enforcement groups converge on New York City. The FBI, Homeland Security, the Armed Forces, even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President, come to the aid of the New York City Police Department.

Amidst this massive joint effort, only New York City Police Commissioner Gina Carbone is closing in on the terrorists. Her tactics well outside legal bounds, her cell operating in total secrecy, Gina takes vigilantism to a new level. Will her extremely aggressive actions succeed – or plunge the city into further catastrophe?

Batista Paul  
обложка книги Mortels trafics Mortels trafics

À croire qu’il est plus important d’intercepter des « go fast » de cannabis que d’arrêter des tueurs…

Si la marchandise est perdue, rien ne vous protègera plus, même pas les barreaux d’une prison…


Une rumeur assassine s’en prend à l’innocence d’une famille.

La violence des trafics mobilise Stups et Crim’ au-delà des frontières, dans le secret d’enquêtes mettant à l’honneur des tempéraments policiers percutants, parfois rebelles, toujours passionnés.


En France et à l’étranger, Pierre Pouchairet a vécu les procédures, les ambiances et les « milieux » qui inspirent ses romans. Dans ses livres éclate une vérité qui dépasse l’imagination, la vérité d’une vie engagée…

Biographie de l'auteur

En France et à l'étranger, Pierre Pouchairet a vécu les procédures, les ambiances et les « milieux » qui inspirent ses romans. Dans ses livres éclate une vérité qui dépasse l'imagination, la vérité d'une vie engagée…

Pouchairet Pierre  
обложка книги Moon Hoax Moon Hoax

What if China convinced the world that the U.S. never landed on the moon? What would America do? Nothing? Let one of man’s greatest achievements simply be erased?

Paul Gillebaard’s brilliant debut novel, Moon Hoax, is a magnificent tale of seemingly doing the impossible, sending an American back to the moon today. China claims the moon landings never happened and that they have proof. Losing worldwide prestige is not an option for the United States. Peter Novak, son of a moonwalker, is selected to fly the dangerous secret mission to the moon and enlists a former space rival as his unlikely co-pilot. The two must overcome China’s efforts to sabotage the operation and beat the communists to the moon.

Moon Hoax is an action packed thriller intertwined around a passionate romance. America is thrust into a race back to the moon— And this time it’s personal.

Gillebaard Paul Hoax Trilogy  
обложка книги Mausolée pour une garce Mausolée pour une garce

Avec ce livre, Frédéric Dard va plus loin dans le chemin tortueux des âmes. Tout en nous captivant par une action aux incessants rebondissements, nous sentons qu’il nous conduit infailliblement là où il veut, c’est-à-dire à une plus large compréhension de l’humanité.

MAUSOLÉE POUR UNE GARCE dresse un personnage de femme extraordinaire, vénéneux, fascinant, superbe.

Un livre que vous lirez rapidement, peut-être ? Mais que vous mettrez beaucoup de temps à oublier !

Dard édéric  
обложка книги Mapuche Mapuche

Jana est mapuche, fille d'un peuple sur lequel on a tiré à vue dans la pampa argentine. Rescapée de la crise financière de 2001–2002, aujourd'hui sculptrice, Jana vit seule à Buenos Aires dans la friche de son ancien mentor et, à vingt-huit ans, estime ne plus rien devoir à personne. Rubén Calderón aussi est un rescapé — un des rares « subversifs » à être sorti vivant des geôles clandestines de l'École de Mécanique de la Marine, où ont péri son père et sa jeune sœur. Trente ans ont passé depuis le retour de la démocratie. Détective pour le compte des Mères de la place de Mai, Rubén recherche toujours les enfants de disparus adoptés lors de la dictature de Videla, et leurs bourreaux… Rien, a priori, ne devait réunir Jana et Rubén, que tout sépare. Mais un cadavre est retrouvé dans le port de La Boca, celui d'un travesti, « Luz », qui tapinait sur les docks avec « Paula », la seule amie de la sculptrice. De son côté, Rubén enquête sur la disparition d'une photographe, Maria Victoria Campallo, la fille d'un des hommes d'affaires les plus influents du pays. Malgré la politique des Droits de l'Homme appliquée depuis dix ans, les spectres des oppresseurs rôdent toujours en Argentine. Eux et l'ombre des carabiniers, qui ont expulsé la communauté de Jana de ses terres ancestrales…


Caryl Férey vit à Paris. Après s'être aventuré en Nouvelle-Zélande, avec Haka et Utu, puis en Afrique du Sud avec Zulu, dix fois primé et traduit en dix langues, il fait, avec Mapuche, ses premiers pas sur le continent sud-américain.

érey Caryl  
обложка книги Âmes volées Âmes volées

L’inspecteur Jack Lennon aurait bien aimé passer Noël avec sa fille, mais la police de Belfast est confrontée à un trafic de filles venues de l’Est, orchestré par des Lituaniens alliés à un groupe de Loyalistes. Galya, jeune prostituée ukrainienne, a pris la fuite après avoir tué l’un des deux chefs du gang. Lorsque le corps de Tomas est découvert, son frère Arturas n’a plus qu’une pensée en tête : rattraper Galya et assouvir sa vengeance.

Que faire quand on est sans papiers dans un pays inconnu, qu’on a tué un homme et qu’on est poursuivie par des Lituaniens enragés ? Se tourner vers un protecteur. Galya a confiance en ce mystérieux client qui lui a promis de l’aider. Ce que la jeune fille ne sait pas, c’est que cet homme représente la pire menace qu’on puisse imaginer.

Dans ce troisième volume de la trilogie de Belfast, on retrouve l’inspecteur Jack Lennon aux côtés d’une héroïne inoubliable qui lutte pour sauver sa vie.


Né en 1972, Stuart Neville vit en Irlande du Nord. Son premier roman Les Fantômes de Belfast a été récompensé par de nombreuses distinctions, dont le Grand Prix du roman noir étranger de Beaune, le Prix Mystère de la critique et le Trophée 813 du meilleur roman étranger.

Neville Stuart Jack Lennon  
обложка книги MJ-12: Shadows MJ-12: Shadows

It's 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. Operating in the shadows, the Variants ― once ordinary US citizens, but now imbued with strange paranormal abilities and corralled into covert service by the government’s top secret MAJESTIC-12 program ― find themselves on the front lines of an international crisis.

In Syria, Variant agents have been sent to support a coup by a pro-American army officer. In Washington, a shocking suicide has them fighting for their very freedom. And at Area 51, the operation’s headquarters, the strange interspatial phenomenon which originally granted Variants their abilities has yielded disturbing discoveries.

All the while, dangerous figures flit among the shadows, and it’s unclear whether they are threatening to expose the Variants for what they are. . or completely destroy them. Are they working for the Soviet Union, or something far worse?

Martinez Michael J MAJESTIC-12  
обложка книги MJ-12: Inception MJ-12: Inception

A team of superhuman covert operatives emerges from the ashes of World War II in a Cold War-era paranormal espionage thriller from acclaimed genre-bender Michael J. Martinez.


It is a new world, stunned by the horrors that linger in the aftermath of total war. The United States and Soviet Union are squaring off in a different kind of conflict, one that’s fought in the shadows, where there are whispers of strange and mysterious developments…

Normal people across the United States have inexplicably gained paranormal abilities. A factory worker can heal the sick and injured. A schoolteacher bends emotions to her will. A car salesman alters matter with a simple touch. A former soldier speaks to the dying and gains their memories as they pass on.

They are the Variants, controlled by a secret government program called MAJESTIC-12 to open a new front in the Cold War.

From the deserts of Nevada to the palaces of Istanbul, the halls of power in Washington to the dark, oppressive streets of Prague, the Variants are thrown into a deadly game of shifting alliances. Amidst the seedy underbelly of nations, these once-ordinary Americans dropped in extraordinary circumstances will struggle to come to terms with their abilities as they fight to carve out a place for themselves in a world that may ultimately turn against them.

And as the MAJESTIC-12 program will soon discover, there are others out there like them, some with far more malevolent goals…

Martinez Michael J MAJESTIC-12  
обложка книги Maîtres du jeu : nouvelles Maîtres du jeu : nouvelles

Il y a des crimes parfaits.

Il y a des meurtres gratuits.

Folie sanguinaire ou machination diabolique, la peur est la même. Elle est là, partout: elle s'insinue, elle vous étouffe… Pour lui, c'est un nectar. Pour vous, une attente insoutenable. D'où viendra le coup fatal? De l'ami? De l’amant? De cet inconnu à l'air inoffensif? D'outre-tombe, peut-être…

Ce recueil comprend les nouvelles
Post-mortem et J'aime votre peur.
ébel Karine Pocket Thriller  
обложка книги Meurtres pour rédemption Meurtres pour rédemption

Vingt ans. Le bel âge ?

Pas pour Marianne. En prison. Pour perpète. Pour meurtres.

« Ils ne m'ont laissé aucune chance (…) Mais j'existe encore (…) Ça leur ferait trop plaisir que je cesse le combat… Je ne leur ferai pas cette joie (…) »

Alors, nourrir la haine, l'instinct de survie, même si l'on ne désire qu'aimer, être aimée ; pour lutter malgré tout, contre les coups, les brimades, l'ignoble.

La liberté. Inaccessible. Sauf à se laisser bercer par le chant des trains, pas si loin, là, derrière les barreaux, à se laisser emporter dans leur sillage.

Jusqu'au jour où… En taule, même l'inimaginable peut surgir.

Une porte s'ouvre…

« La liberté, Marianne,tu dois en rêver chaque jour, chaque minute, non ? »

Mais le prix à payer pour transformer ce rêve en réalité est terrifiant.

Marianne ira-t-elle jusqu'au bout ? Jusqu'au bout de cette voie de sang ? Mais, peut-être, aussi, de rédemption ?…

ébel Karine  
обложка книги Murder in Plain Sight Murder in Plain Sight

Did a sweet-faced Amish teenager brutally murder a young woman? To save her career, big-city lawyer Jessica Langdon is determined to defend him – against the community's bitter and even violent outrage. Yet without an understanding of Amish culture, Jessica must rely on arrogant businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish community. and believes in the boy's guilt.

Jessica has threats coming from all sides: a local fanatic, stirred up by the biased publicity of the case; the dead girl's boyfriend; even from the person she's learned to trust the most, Trey Morgan. But just when Jessica fears she's placed her trust in the wrong man, Trey saves her life. And now they must both reach into a dangerous past to protect everyone's future – including their own.

Perry Marta  
обложка книги Murder At the Foul Line Murder At the Foul Line

You’ve seen the headlines. On the court they brawl with opponents, fight with fans, and attack their own coach. Off the court they get drunk, grope women, and, sometimes, get tried for murder. Now these all-star bad boys from the ranks of today’s pro basketball provide easy layup material for the fictional imaginations of our finest contemporary mystery writers. Refereed by prizewinning editor Otto Penzler, this anthology collects fourteen dazzling, original tales of buzzer-beating suspense and postgame mayhem.

In “Keller’s Double Dribble,” Lawrence Block tails a clueless hitman with courtside tickets to unplanned bloodshed… Jeffery Deaver’s power guard summons his formidable game instincts to thwart a pack of scammers in “Nothing but Net”… a flagrant foul and a cruel betrayal send a star player crashing in Mike Lupica’s “Mrs. Cash”… George Pelecanos’s “String Music” traces the dangerous escalation of a playground beef… and in “Galahad, Inc.,” by Joan H. Parker and Robert B. Parker, a college prodigy seeks unlikely defensive help against a sorority party sex rap.

Other literary slam-dunk tales ask just how hard a former Olympic medalist will fight to get back his old glory… what hustle will win you the dunk-or-die prison matchup… and why the pride of the Knicks will never live to see the playoffs. You’ll find all the answers inside these pages from acclaimed storytellers Sue DeNymme, Brendan DuBois, Parnell Hall, Laurie R. King, Michael Malone, R. D. Rosen, S. J. Rozan, Justin Scott, and Stephen Solomita. There’s the whistle. Here’s the tip-off. Let these great clutch shot-makers put you in the zone.

Deaver Jeffery, Penzler Otto, Block Lawrence, DeNymme Sue, DuBois Brendan, Hall Parnell, King Laurie R, Lupica Mike, Malone Michael, Parker Joan H, Parker Robert B, Pelecanos George, Rosen R D, Rozan S J, Scott Justin, Solomita Stephen  
обложка книги Murder For Love Murder For Love Paretsky Sara, Perry Anne, Penzler Otto, Malone Michael, McBain Ed, Oates Joyce Carol, Leonard Elmore, Caunitz William J, Clark Carol Higgins, Clark Mary Higgins, Crumley James, Gardner John, Kellerman Faye, Kellerman Jonathan, Mason Bobbie Ann, Silverstein Shel, Tartt Donna  
обложка книги Murder For Revenge Murder For Revenge

An anthology of stories edited by Otto Penzler

This is a collection of 12 original stories by such crime writers as Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas H. Cook, Eric Lustbader, Philip Margolin, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates and Peter Straub.

Morrell David, Penzler Otto, Block Lawrence, Oates Joyce Carol, Cook Thomas H, Clark Mary Higgins, Silverstein Shel, Hendricks Vicki, Hess Joan, Emptor Caveat, Kelman Judith, Lustbader Eric, Margolin Phillip, Straub Peter  
обложка книги Murder in the Marais Murder in the Marais

A new mystery series set in Paris introduces intrepid detective Aime Leduc.

It is November 1993 and the French prime ministerial candidate is about to sign a treaty with Germany that will severely restrict immigration, reminiscent of the Vichy laws. Aime Leduc is approached by a rabbi to decipher a fifty-year-old encrypted photograph and place it in the hands of Lili Stein. When she arrives at Lili's apartment in the Marais, the old Jewish quarter of Paris, she finds a corpse in whose forehead is carved a swastika. With the help of her partner, a dwarf with extraordinary computer hacking skills, Aime is determined to solve this horrendous crime. Then more murders follow. Her search for the killer leads her to a German war veteran involved in the 1940s with a Jewish girl he was supposed to send to her death. It takes Aime undercover inside a neo-Nazi group, where she must play a dangerous game of current politics and old war crimes. Many of the older Jews in the Marais are afraid and prefer to leave the past alone, but the horrible legacy of the death camps and the words "never forget" propel Aime to find out the true identities of the criminals past and present.

Black Cara  
обложка книги Mr. Zero Mr. Zero

When Gay Harkwicke and her fiance, Algy, investigate the mysterious Mr. Zero, who is blackmailing Gay's cousin, Algy ends up becoming the prime suspect in a messy murder, and Gay must find the true culprit.

Wentworth Patricia  
обложка книги Maggody In Manhattan Maggody In Manhattan

Arly (aka Ariel) Hanks, Chief of Police of Maggody, Arkansas (pop. 755), has been known to break out in hives just thinking about Manhattan. Her idea of a good time is running a speed trap at the edge of town, stomping around the ridge looking for Raz Buchanan's still, and having the blue plate special at Ruby Bee's Bar and Grill on Saturday night. So the last place on earth Arly wanted to be was back in Manhattan with its bright lights, memories of her nasty divorce… and, doggone it anyway, a most inconvenient murder. The week started out just dandy with the social event of the season, the long-awaited marriage of lovestruck Kevin Buchanan and his sweet, his beloved, his three-hundred-pound darling, Dahlia O'Neill. As if that didn't give the gossips enough to talk about, Ruby Bee won an all-expense-paid trip to New York as a finalist in the Koko-Nut Cooking Contest, and she and Estelle were on their way to show the city folks a thing or two. But before the week ended, the newlyweds went amok on their way to Niagara Falls, and Ruby Bee, while making a big splash in the Big Apple, was in the slammer for attempted murder! Flying to the rescue just about wiped out Arly's bank account, and checking into the Chadwick Hotel almost did the same thing for her reputation. The contest had brought together some of the most unlikely characters ever to turn on a Mixmaster, and in an embarrassingly short time, Arly found herself in the room of good-looking, unmarried Durmond Pilverman, whose talents went way beyond his skill at baking a Koko-Nut Kream Pie. But when a dead body turned up in the hotel dumpster, Arly smelled something suspicious in this national cook-off. And the.38 she found hidden in Durmond's dresser had her wondering if she was in danger of sleeping with the enemy. In this sixth mystery in the highly acclaimed Maggody series, the spunky, off-beat, appealing Arly Hanks once again stars in a thoroughly original, wonderfully funny whodunit.

Hess Joan  
обложка книги Morir por morir Morir por morir

Moscú, hacia 1990. Un chantajista amenaza a un matrimonio con revelar que su hijo de doce años es adoptado. ¿Cómo ha salido a la luz este secreto? La investigación se centra en un juez que confiesa que le han robado varios sumarios. Anastasia Kaménskaya de la policía criminal, sospecha que ese robo múltiple oculta otro asunto mucho más turbio, que ella descubre rápidamente. Un eminente científico degüella a su mujer, pierde la memoria y el juicio, y cuando parece que es capaz de recordar algo, también pierde la vida. ¿Qué misterio se esconde tras ese drama familiar y por qué han querido taparlo?

ínina Alexandra  
обложка книги Morderstwo pod cenzurą Morderstwo pod cenzurą

Powalający jak litr czystej wypity pod trzy meduzy w lubelskiej spelunce "Wykwintna". Skuteczni jak prawy prosty boksera, zniewalający jak Rudolf Valentino i niepowstrzymani niczym szarżująca tankietka. Oto podkomisarz Zygmunt "Zyga" Maciejewski i jego ludzie. Najlepsze gliny z Wydziału Śledczego. O ile akurat nie boksują, nie piją i nie podrywają panienek… Bo dobry policjant z Lublina wygląda, jakby nie wyglądał, albo wygląda jak bandyta. Tudzież jak alfons.

9 listopada 1930 r. serce Lublina pika jeszcze rytmem starego flegmatyka, gdy bestialsko oprawiony trup naczelnego "Głosu Lubelskiego" pobudza je do poziomu palpitacji. Komu podpadł znany z ciętego języka pismak? Włoskiej mafii czy komunistycznej międzynarodówce? A może to robota satanistów, którzy podobno odprawiają czarne msze w cukierni Semadeniego? A może zlecenie dał konkurencyjny "Kurier Lubelski"?

– A niech to wszystko jasny szlag!!! Trup niemal w święto narodowe, jakby roboty było mało! Od dwóch dni harcerze na Placu Litewskim ryczą, że "Maszerują strzelcy…"!

Tajniacy Zygi ruszają w miasto. Trop wiedzie ich przez eleganckie pokoje hotelu "Europa", meliny ferajny z Kośminka, podłe speluny i burdele na Żmigrodzie, by nieoczekiwanie runąć w wiekowe staromiejskie podziemia.

Ta sprawa musiała mieć drugie dno! Ale żeby od razu trzecie i czwarte?

Po lekturze Wrońskiego Lublin już nigdy nie będzie zwykłym miastem…

ński Marcin  
обложка книги Madness In Maggody Madness In Maggody

When someone sabotages Jim Bob's grocery store with tainted tamale sauce, resulting in 23 cases of food poisoning and a sudden death, Police Chief Arly Hanks finds that her own mother, Rudy Dee, is one of the suspects. "This may be one of the funniest mysteries written in a long time…"-Ocala Star-Banner.

Hess Joan  
обложка книги Much Ado About Murder Much Ado About Murder

Fledgling playwright Will Shakespeare and Symington Smythe, ostler and would-be thespian, are firmly ensconced in their theatre company. But due to the plague, all of London 's theatres have been closed. The players are broke, and our intrepid duo must seek employment in other lines of work – Smythe smithing and Will poeting. Then a murder rocks all of London.

Hawke Simon  
обложка книги Mischief In Maggody Mischief In Maggody

Police Chief Arly Hanks finds her small town, Maggody, has some new inhabitants when she returns from vacation. Soon, Robin Buchanon, local prostitute and moonshiner, disappears, and Arly finds her bloody body at the edge of a marijuana field.

Hess Joan  
обложка книги Murder on St. Mark’s place Murder on St. Mark’s place

In turn-of-the century New York City, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy see birth and death-and even murder…

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder On Mulberry Bend Murder On Mulberry Bend

In this all-new Gaslight Mystery, turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy discover how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder On Waverly Place Murder On Waverly Place

Victoria Thompson once again 'vividly recreates the gaslit world of New York.' (Publishers Weekly)

Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a séance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah accompanies her and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie – convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another séance.

Only this time, one of the attendees doesn't succeed in speaking to the dead – she joins them. Now, it's up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal – by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder on Washington Square Murder on Washington Square

Turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder-when a seductress falls victim to her own charades.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder On Astor Place Murder On Astor Place

Following a routine delivery in a rooming house, turn-of-the-century midwife Sarah Brandt discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been murdered and, despite the hindrance of the girl's powerful family, joins forces with Sergeant Frank Malloy to find the killer before he can strike again.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder On GramercyPark Murder On GramercyPark

After a successful delivery, a baby falls mysteriously ill. But midwife Sarah Brandt soon discovers the source of the baby's sickness-and a scandal that's paved with greed and deception.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder at Union Station Murder at Union Station

Historic Union Station means nothing to the elderly man speeding south on the last lap of what will turn out to be a one-way journey from Tel Aviv to D.C. – on a train that will soon land him at Gate A-8 and, moments later, at St. Peter's Gate. This weary traveler, whose terminal destination is probably hell, is Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. Two men are at the station to meet him. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo's life. The other is the man who'll kill him.

Russo has returned to help promote Marienthal's book, which, although no one has been allowed to read it, already has some people shaking in their Gucci boots. Those in power fear that the contents will expose not only organized crime's nefarious business but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. As news of Russo's murder rockets from the MPD to the FBI and the CIA, from Congress to the West Wing, the final chapter of the story begins its rapid-fire unfolding.

In addition to the bewildered Marienthal and his worried girlfriend, Murder at Union Station features an array of memorable characters: rock-ribbed right-wing Senator Karl Widmer; ruthless New York publisher Pamela Warren; boozy MPD Detective Bret Mullin; shoe-shine virtuoso Joe Jenks; dedicated presidential political adviser Chet Fletcher; and President Adam Parmele himself – not to mention freelance snoops, blow-dried climbers, and a killer or two. There's no place like the nation's capital, and as her myriad fans know, Margaret Truman always gets it right. Murder at Union Station is a luxury express, non stopdelight.

Truman Margaret  
обложка книги Murder at the Opera Murder at the Opera

Margaret Truman, who knows where all the bodies are buried inside the Beltway, has written her most thrilling novel of suspense yet. Murder at the Opera features the popular crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his wife, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and grime that is Washington, D.C.

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings… but the show hasn’t even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.

Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he’d just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor for his beloved Annabel, but now they’re both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.

Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.

Truman Margaret  
обложка книги MacPherson's Lament MacPherson's Lament

Elizabeth MacPherson returns from England just in time to become involved in a case involving stolen Confederate gold.

McCrumb Sharyn  
обложка книги Missing Susan Missing Susan

Elizabeth MacPherson must solve a mystery that links the present to the past when she takes a tour of the famous crime scenes of the British Isles, and the tour itself becomes the scene of the crime.

McCrumb Sharyn  
обложка книги Mourn Not Your Dead Mourn Not Your Dead

Senior policeman Commander Albert Gilbert is found dead at home. Inspector Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James soon have their prime suspect in Geoff Genovase, until one of Gemma's colleagues, Jackie Temple, voices her suspicions about a senior police officer.

Crombie Deborah  
обложка книги McCone And Friends McCone And Friends

Creator of the modern female private eye story, Marcia Muller has been writing novels and short stories about Sharon McCone since 1977. In the process McCone has gained a host of associates and formed her own detective agency. Some seven years ago, Marcia Muller decided to show readers different views of her sleuth by relating cases through the eyes of McCone's colleagues.

McCone and Friends contains three stories told by McCone herself, as well as a novella and a short story narrated by the agency's investigator Rae Kelleher, a story from the viewpoint of its office manager Ted Smalley, an investigation conducted by McCone's nephew Mick Savage, and one by her long-term lover Hy Ripinsky. The settings range from small planes to a sweatshop which puts Asian women into virtual slavery, and the mysteries surround a 1950's jukebox in a rundown hotel, a sculpture welded together by a long-missing and now very-dead artist. In perhaps the most moving story of all, a teenage girl has vanished leaving as a clue only a collage on her wall.

The McCone Files shows why Marcia Muller is one of the greatest mystery writers of our generation.

Muller Marcia  
обложка книги Milczący Świadek Milczący Świadek

Jako trzyletnie dziecko Patricia Traymore przeżyła koszmar: jej rodzice zginęli zastrzeleni w niewyjaśnionych okolicznościach, a ciężko ranna dziewczynka długo walczyła o życie w najlepszych waszyngtońskich szpitalach. Po latach, jako znana dziennikarka telewizyjna, powraca do Waszyngtonu, aby zrealizować program o senator Abigail Jennings, pierwszej kobiecie mającej szansę zostać wiceprezydentem Stanów Zjednoczonych. Przede wszystkim jednak Pat chce poznać prawdę o tragicznej śmierci rodziców. Ale jest ktoś, komu nie podoba się pomysł nakręcenia filmu o bezkompromisowej pani senator i kto uczyni wszystko, aby powstrzymać dociekliwą dziennikarkę przed ujawnieniem tajemnic z przeszłości.

Clark Mary Higgins  
обложка книги Misterio en alta mar Misterio en alta mar

El Royal Mermaid es el flamante buque que sirve de escenario a Mary Higgins, una vez mas acompañada de la pluma de su hija Carol, para contarnos una historia de suspense, e intriga, y porque no tambien cargada de humor, el anfitrion del crucero de lujo, ha querido invitar a personas que tienen algo en común, estan comprometidas con nobles causas humanitarias.

Entre tanto filántopo, tambien han recibido una invitación de navidad para formar parte del pasaje, la detective amateur Alvirah Meehan y la investigadora privada Regan Reilly, ambas acompañadas por sus maridos, uno de los cuales no es otro que el jefe de brigada Jack Reilly.

Para que la trama se pueda sustentar, dos peligrosos criminales fugados, a quienes ayuda el hijo del capitan, se disfrazan de Papá Noel, para pasar desapercibidos, una fuerte tormenta azota el barco, y una pasajera dice haber visto el fantasma de un famoso escritor, un pasajero acecha una valiosisima antigüedad, que será arrojada al mar en una ceremonia fúnebre.

Repleta de humor y suspense, la novela te atrapa desde el principio, nuestros protagonistas iran uniendo las piezas que los llevaran a desentrañar el ‘ misterio en alta mar’ y no se puede hacer otra cosa que esperar el desenlace final, a la vez conmovedor y espeluznante, que tiene lugar la última noche del año.

Clark Carol Higgins, Clark Mary Higgins  
обложка книги Śmiertelna Gra Śmiertelna Gra

Główną bohaterką jest Eve Duncan, rzeźbiarka sądowa, doskonale odtwarzająca twarze zmarłych na podstawie kształtu ich czaszek. Tym razem otrzymuje propozycję pracy przy identyfikacji wykopanych w Georgii szkieletów. Podejmuje się bez wahania, przypuszczając, że jeden z nich może być szkieletem jej dawno zamordowanej córki, której ciała dotąd nie znaleziono. Właśnie na zaangażowaną Eve w sprawę Georgii liczy morderca. Obserwuje bacznie jej każdy krok, zadręcza dziwnymi telefonami, aby w odpowiednim czasie zadać cios. Ten bezlitosny psychopata, przekonany, że zawsze wygrywa, nie skończy swej śmiertelnej gry, póki nie osiągnie zamierzonego celu, którym jest życie Eve.

Johansen Iris  
обложка книги Mord im Gurkenbeet Mord im Gurkenbeet

Die junge Flavia de Luce staunt nicht schlecht, als sie im ersten Morgenlicht eine Leiche im Garten entdeckt – ausgerechnet im Gurkenbeet! Jeder hält ihren Vater für den Mörder, denn Colonel de Luce hat sich noch tags zuvor mit dem Verblichenen gestritten. Nur ein einziger Mensch glaubt felsenfest an die Unschuld des Colonels – seine neunmalkluge Tochter Flavia. Schließlich ist der Ermordete vergiftet worden, und – ganz im Gegensatz zu Flavia, die eine begnadete Giftmischerin ist – ihr Vater hat nie Interesse an der Chemie des Todes gezeigt. Also fragt Flavia in vermeintlich kindlicher Unschuld sämtlichen Zeugen Löcher in den Bauch. Hartnäckig folgt sie jeder noch so abwegigen Spur – bis sie einsehen muss, dass ihr Vater tatsächlich ein dunkles Geheimnis hütet. Und so befürchtet Flavia, dass sie vielleicht eine zu gute Detektivin ist …


Gewitzt, ironisch und unwiderstehlich liebenswert – Flavia de Luce ist eine Ermittlerin, wie sie die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat!


Eine liebenswerte Giftmischerin.

Der Debütroman von Alan Bradley sorgte bereits vor Erscheinen für eine beispiellose Sensation: Er wurde mit dem renommiertesten Krimipreis der Welt ausgezeichnet, dem „Dagger Award“ – auf der Basis eines einzigen Kapitels!



Bradley Alan  
обложка книги Murder On The Half Shelf Murder On The Half Shelf

Stoneham, New Hampshire, is a haven to bookstores, including Tricia's own mystery shop, Haven't Got a Clue, but is sadly lacking in bed and breakfasts. Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn opens its doors to the public in a week and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run.

But what should have been a pleasant overnight stay for Tricia becomes a nightmare when she makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that her husband Jon is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved-and believed dead-for nearly twenty years.

Now Harry is the prime suspect, but Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, regardless of her own feelings toward him. And even though Harry's led a life of lies, Tricia's learning that Pippa had her share of secrets that some people may have not wanted revealed…

Barrett Lorna  
обложка книги Murder Talks Turkey Murder Talks Turkey

It's spring in Michigan's Upper Peninsula – an exciting season of rising temperatures, budding romances, and the turkey-hunting opener. But for sheer adrenaline value, neither love nor turkeys can compete with the Credit Union being held up at gunpoint. It's not the best planning to commit a robbery in a town where everyone is armed for combat, and the gunman is shot dead in a room full of witnesses – but the stolen money has disappeared right in front of their eyes.

Faster than you can say "Tom Turkey," Gertie, Cora Mae, and Kitty are on the case, in this hoot of a whodunit.

Baker Deb  
обложка книги Motherless Brooklyn Motherless Brooklyn

Dagger Awards

Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach and stroke people. Local tough guy hires Lionel and other boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a detective-agency-cum-limo service.

“Under the guise of a detective novel, Lethem has written a more piercing tale of investigation, one revealing how the mind drives on its own ‘wheels within wheels.’ ”

– The New York Times Book Review

“Who but Jonathan Lethem would attempt a half-satirical cross between a literary novel and a hard-boiled crime story narrated by an amateur detective with Tourette’s syndrome?… The dialogue crackles with caustic hilarity… Jonathan Lethem is a verbal performance artist.”

– The Boston Globe

“Part detective novel and part literary fantasia, [Motherless Brooklyn] superbly balances beautiful writing and an engrossing plot.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“Intricately and satisfyingly plotted… Funny and dizzying and heart-breaking.”

– Luc Sante, Village Voice Literary Supplement

“A tour de force… With one unique and well-imagined character, Jonathan Lethem has turned a genre on its ear. He doesn’t just push the envelope, he gives it a swift kick.”

– The Denver Post

“Aside from being one of the most inventive writers on the planet, Lethem is also one of the funniest.”

– San Francisco examiner Chronicle

“In Essrog… Jonathan Lethem has fashioned a lovably strange man-child and filled his cross-wired mind with a brilliant, crashing, self-referential interior monologue that is at once laugh-out-loud funny, tender and in the honest service of a terrific story.”

– The Washington Post Book World

“A true risk-taker… Lethem uses a familiar genre as the backdrop for his own artistic flourishes.”

– The Hartford Courant

“Wildly inventive… Jonathan Lethem has a knack for pushing commonplace ideas to absurdly literal ends.”

– City Pages

“Marvelous… Motherless Brooklyn is, among other things, a tale of orphans, a satire of Zen in the city and a murder mystery.”

– Time Out New York

“Finding out whodunit is interesting enough, but it’s more fun watching Lethem unravel the mysteries of his Tourettic creation.”

– Time

“Wonderfully inventive, slightly absurdist… [Motherless Brooklyn] is funny and sly, clever, compelling and endearing.”

– USA Today

“Utterly original and deeply moving.”

– Esquire

“Motherless Brooklyn is a whodunit that’s serious fiction… Lethem is a sort of Stanley Kubrick figure… stopping off in flat genres to do multidimensional work, blasting their hoary conventions to bits.”

“A pure delight.”

– The New York Observer

“A detective story, a shrewd portrait of Brooklyn, a retold Oliver Twist and a story so baroquely voiced (the hero has Tourette’s syndrome) that Philip Marlowe would blush. And tip his fedora.”

– Newsweek

“Wildly imaginative.”

– Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Funny, delightfully complicated and so outrageously inventive that no pitch could do it justice.”

– Baltimore Sun

“A multi-layered novel that’s fast-paced, witty and touching… Prose diatpunches its way down the page, every word loaded with energy and ready to explode.”

– The Oregonian

“Compulsively readable… Genuinely entertaining… Improbably hilarious… Lethem is at his peak Nabokov-meets-Woody-Allen verbal frenzy.”

– Bookforum

“Most rewarding… Delightfully oddball.”

– The New Yorker

“Motherless Brooklyn is Lethem’s finest work yet-exciting, strange, original, hilarious, human and soulful.”

– The Memphis Commercial Appeal

“A staggering piece of writing… On the edge of genius… The accents, class distinctions, highways, neighborhoods, grocery stores, flavors, scents and, yes, car services in a certain corner of [Brooklyn] are made vividly tangible, arising from these pages as if scratch-and-sniffs were embedded in the margins.”

– San Jose Mercury News

“Imagine the opportunities to explore language that arise when the narrator of a novel has Tourette’s syndrome… Unforgettable.”

– Los Angeles Times

Lethem Jonathan  
обложка книги Murder on the Bride’s Side Murder on the Bride’s Side

Loosely modeled on Sense and Sensibility, Kiely's pleasing second cozy to feature Jane Austen fan Elizabeth Parker (after 2009's Murder at Longbourn) may be short on plot, but is well populated with lively characters, in particular genteel Southerners. The morning after Elizabeth's best friend's wedding in Richmond, Va., the bride's aunt turns up with a knife in her ribs. Many members of the wedding party are suspect, but when a diamond necklace is found in Elizabeth's room, the police focus their investigation on her. For reassurance, Elizabeth looks to "Elinor Dashwood's almost transcendental calm in the face of chaos." Armchair sleuths will enjoy following the clues up to the surprising dénouement. The most shocking thing in this fun, featherlight read is that these Southerners persist in calling the bride's grandmother by her first name without the courtesy of a "Miss" in front of it.

Kiely Tracy Tracy Kiely Mysteries  
обложка книги Matar de Amor Matar de Amor

Desde hace tres años, Naomi Jenkins conserva un secreto que no piensa desvelar a nadie. Ni siquiera a Robert, su amante, un transportista casado con el que todos los días se encuentra a la misma hora en el mismo motel de siempre. Pero un día Robert no acude a la cita y Naomi decide buscarlo en su casa. A pesar de que el camión está allí, aparcado, ella sospecha que ha ocurrido algo terrible. Sobre todo cuando la esposa de su amante la descubre merodeando por el jardín y le asegura que a partir de ahora las dos estarán mejor sin él. Desesperada, Naomi recurre a la policía para denunciar su desaparición y decide convencerles de que Robert es un psicópata sexual y de que ella podrá ayudarles en la pesquisa, al fin y al cabo, solo necesita indagar en la intimidad de su secreto…

En su nueva novela, Sophie Hannah ofrece un caleidoscopio inquietante de las complejas relaciones entre hombres y mujeres. Una trama en la que, bajo su aparente arquitectura policial, la autora de No es mi hija despliega el mapa de los vínculos marcados por la locura, la obsesión y el miedo.

Hannah Sophie  
обложка книги Murder On The Eightfold Path Murder On The Eightfold Path

While in her mother's garden, A.J. stumbles-literally-on the body of her mother's current beau. Now A.J. is going to have to find her balance and solve the murder without getting tied up in knots.

Killian Diana  
обложка книги Motherhood Is Murder Motherhood Is Murder Orgain Diana Maternal Instincts Mysteries  
обложка книги Misterium Tremendum. Тайна, приводящая в трепет Misterium Tremendum. Тайна, приводящая в трепет

Во второй книге романа «Источник счастья» продолжается история семьи профессора Свешникова и его открытия. В восемнадцатом году загадочный препарат хотят заполучить большевики. В наше время за ним охотятся адепты оккультного ордена искателей бессмертия. Для всех он остается тайной.

Misterium Tremendum.

Тайна, приводящая в трепет. Тайна, которая может спасти, убить, свести с ума и никогда не станет достоянием сильных мира сего.

Дашкова Полина Викторовна Источник счастья  
обложка книги Śmierć Na Obczyźnie Śmierć Na Obczyźnie

Świt w Wenecji. Idealny spokój i cisza. W kanale unosi się ciało zamordowanego człowieka. Wkrótce okaże się, że są to zwłoki amerykańskiego żołnierza. Sprawa trafia do komisarza Brunettiego. Przełożeni nie ułatwiają mu pracy; forsują hipotezę o napadzie rabunkowym. Komisarz wnika jednak głębiej w dziwne okoliczności śmierci Amerykanina. Niespodziewanie wpada na trop afery, w którą zamieszane są władze Włoch, armia amerykańska i wszechmocna mafia. Jak dalece Brunetti będzie mógł posunąć się w walce z totalnym złem? Czy uda mu się przeżyć?

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Śmierć I Sąd Śmierć I Sąd

W pociągu z Padwy do Wenecji ginie z rąk nieznanych sprawców wpływowy adwokat. "Pociąg śmierci" – krzyczą nagłówki gazet, rozpętując sensację. Dociekliwy komisarz Brunetti podejrzewa jednak coś więcej niż pospolite zabójstwo na tle rabunkowym. Kiedy kilka dni później dochodzi do rzekomego samobójstwa znanego księgowego, Brunetti nabiera pewności, że ma do czynienia z poważną, niebezpieczną aferą. Poszukując związku między tajemniczymi zgonami, pod niechętnym spojrzeniem swego przełożonego, odważnie zagłębia się w świat przestępczego podziemia Wenecji, by dokonać przerażającego odkrycia: działa tam potężny gang o międzynarodowych powiązaniach; kierują nim najbogatsi i najszacowniejsi obywatele miasta. Śmierć i sąd to kolejna, czwarta już powieść ze znakomitej serii kryminalnej amerykańskiej pisarki Donny Leon (Śmierć w La Fenice, Strój na śmierć, Śmierć na obczyźnie); jej akcja rozgrywa się w niepowtarzalnej scenerii Wenecji. Wzbudzający zaufanie i sympatię komisarz Guido Brunetti z właściwą sobie konsekwencją dąży do utrzymania praworządności w mieście, gdzie wartości etyczne kruszeją szybciej niż zmurszałe ściany zabytkowych pałaców.

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Mercy aka The keeper of lost causes Mercy aka The keeper of lost causes

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

The Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of Adler- Olsen's Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl Morck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames himself.

So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects.

But it all becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. A missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier. The world assumes she's dead. His colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting. But Carl may have the last laugh, and redeem himself in the process.

Because she isn't dead… yet.

Adler-Olsen Jussi  
обложка книги More Deadly Than the Male More Deadly Than the Male

George Fraser is a lonely man, and a bored man. But he has exciting dreams. In his dreams, he lives in a thrilling world of gangsters, guns, fast cars and beautiful women. And of course, in his dreams, he is the toughest gangster of them all. George Fraser prefers his dream world to his real, ordinary life so he begins to boast about it, pretending that he is, in fact, a hardened and ruthless gangster. But George Fraser boasts to the wrong people and suddenly his dream world becomes all too real.

Chase James Hadley  
обложка книги Mord in Montichello Mord in Montichello

Frühling im idyllischen Crozet - nach einem harten Winter erwachen bei Mensch und Tier wieder die Lebensgeister: Mary Minor «Harry» Haristeen, die junge Posthalterin, überwindet sich zum großen Hausputz. Tigerkatze Mrs. Murphy und Corgi-Hündin Tee Tucker können sich end­lich wieder zum Herumtollen nach draußen wagen. Und einer reibt sich ganz besonders die Hände: Kimball Haynes, Archäologe und Workaholic, der unter dem Motto «Je tiefer geschürft, desto besser» für die Ausgrabungen im nahe gelegenen Monticello, dem ehemaligen Wohnsitz des Präsidenten Thomas Jefferson, verantwortlich ist. Von Harrys resoluter Freundin Miranda Ho­gendobber mit Bibelsprüchen und üppigem Proviant versorgt, beginnt Haynes mit seiner Arbeit - und macht einen grausigen Fund: ein Skelett, angetan mit den Überbleibseln einer reichbestickten Brokatweste, einen wertvollen Ring am Finger. Und einiges an dieser über hundert Jahre alten Leiche ist äußerst mysteriös: Offensichtlich starb der betuchte Mann in den ehemaligen Sklavenquartieren, und zwar dort, wo die schöne Sklavin Medley Orion lebte. Aber was hatte ein Weißer dort zu suchen? Das ist die große Frage, zumal sein zertrümmerter Schädel keinen Zweifel läßt: Es war Mord. Schlafende Hunde soll man nicht wecken, sagen die einen, beson­ders gewisse Mitglieder der Hautevolee von Crozet. «Katzenintuition!» fordern indes Mrs. Mur­phy und Tee Tucker, überzeugt davon, daß dies nicht einfach nur eine der Spukgeschichten ist, die einem als Kätzchen erzählt werden. Und tatsächlich: Kurze Zeit später wird Kimball Haynes umgebracht, und Larry Johnson, der Arzt von Crozet, in alten medizinischen Doku­menten auf einer vielversprechenden Spur, entgeht einem Anschlag nur knapp. Fintenreich machen sich die Detektivinnen, unter stützt von Kater Pewter, Simon dem Opossum und Mrs Murphys Exmann Paddy, an die Arbeit, um die Morde aufzuklären. Das blaue Band des Frühlings, lernen sie entsetzt, kann sich besonders bei verliebten Menschen in eine tödliche Schlinge verwandeln, die noch nach Generationen ihre Opfer fordert ..

Brown Rita Mae Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy  
обложка книги Muerte En Invierno Muerte En Invierno

El detective Mac Taylor es un eficaz investigador del C.S.I. convencido de que todo está relacionado y las personas siempre tienen una historia que contar. Él y su compañera, la detective Stella Bonasera, lideran un equipo de expertos en el cambiante e inestable mundo de la ciudad de Nueva York. Estos dotados investigadores, que ven Nueva York bajo una luz única, siguen las pruebas al tiempo que reúnen pistas y eliminan dudas para, finalmente, resolver los casos. El cuerpo de un hombre de mediana edad aparece en el ascensor de un lujoso edificio del Upper East Side. En un primer momento, Mac Taylor y Aiden Burn no encuentran balas, ni restos de ADN, ninguna pista. Podría tratarse del crimen perfecto Mientras tanto, a unas pocas manzanas, Stella Bonasera y Danny Messer investigan el asesinato de una mujer protegida por el programa de testigos. Los agentes de la ley encargados de su seguridad aseguran que la víctima pasó la noche en su dormitorio del hotel y que la encontraron muerta por la mañana. El equipo C.S.I. de Nueva York deberá reunir las pruebas y resolver estos dos sorprendentes crímenes.

Kaminsky Stuart M  
обложка книги Murder Most Persuasive Murder Most Persuasive

After the death of Elizabeth Parker's great-uncle Martin Reynolds, the family’s house in the picturesque Maryland town of St. Michaels is sold. When the new owners dig up the pool, they find the body of the man thought to have run off eight years earlier after embezzling over a million dollars from the family business.

This grisly discovery not only unearths old questions about what really happened to the stolen money, but it brings Detective Joe Muldoon back into the family’s lives. Eight years earlier, Elizabeth’s cousin Ann reluctantly broke off her relationship with Joe due to family pressure. Ann always regretted that decision and now fears that it is too late for her and Joe–especially after she becomes the main suspect.

In Murder Most Persuasive, a clever and entertaining story with echoes of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Elizabeth tries to not only match wits against a killer who’s had an eight year head-start, but to also try her hand at matchmaking.   

Kiely Tracy Tracy Kiely Mysteries  
обложка книги Making Amends Making Amends Deaver Jeffery  
обложка книги Murder Is A Girl’s Best Friend Murder Is A Girl’s Best Friend

Spunky 1950s detective Paige Turner finds herself embroiled in a messy murder mystery with the killer hot on her heels. She'll need all her skills to track him down-before she becomes his next victim.

Matetsky Amanda  
обложка книги Misery Loves Maggody Misery Loves Maggody

Maggody police chief Arly Hanks investigates the death of a local resident who fell from an eighth-floor hotel balcony while on an Elvis Presley Pilgrimage to Memphis.

Hess Joan  
обложка книги Murder on a Hot Tin Roof Murder on a Hot Tin Roof

Mystery novelist and crime reporter Paige Turner is thrilled to see the hottest show on Broadway-but when she visits the star the next morning, he's been prematurely chilled. With her friend Abby, Paige embarks on a quest for the killer that has her springing all over the city like an overheated feline.

Matetsky Amanda  
обложка книги Murder Most Frothy Murder Most Frothy

Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer…

Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David’s bathroom—a botched attempt on the millionaire’s life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in holiday traffic. Concerned for everyone’s safety, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night—and it’s not the java jitters…

Коул Клео Coffeehouse Mysteries  
обложка книги Murder Is Binding Murder Is Binding

When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased-and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries-and hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.

Barrett Lorna Booktown Mystery  
обложка книги Miss Silver Comes To Stay Miss Silver Comes To Stay

When James Lessiter returns to Lenton after many years to claim his family estate, his reappearance opens old wounds never healed. Then he is found bludgeoned to death by a fire poker and the suspects are too numerous to count. Thank heavens Miss Silver is in town to visit a friend.

Wentworth Patricia  
Memow, или Регистр смерти ДАгата Джузеппе  
Memento mori Пронзини Билл  
обложка книги Mord auf Rezept Mord auf Rezept

Winter herrscht in Crozet, Virginia, und jeder scheint unter der unerbittlichen Kälte zu leiden, sogar Mary Minor>Harry< Haristeen, die Postmeisterin des Städtchens. Und so freuen sich alle über jeden Klatsch, der ihnen aus dem Krankenhaus von Crozet zugetragen wird. Doch dann passiert Unfaßbares: Ihre Klatschquelle wird er­mordet. Harry kann wie immer keinem Mordfall widerstehen und findet bald heraus, daß das Krankenhaus ein einziger Sumpf aus Eitelkeiten, Eifersucht und heimlichen Affären ist. Und es ist wieder Mrs. Murphy, die durch die Schattenwelt des Krankenhauses von Crozet schleicht, dem Geheimnis auf der Spur. Und wie so manches Mal muß die samtpfötige Detektivin zusammen mit ihren tierischen Freunden zu Höchstform auflaufen, um den Fall zu lösen. Ein Fall, von dem nur klar ist, daß alle Fährten zu kaltblütigem Mord führen...

Brown Rita Mae Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy  
обложка книги Muerte En El Seminario Muerte En El Seminario

En La hora de la verdad, el diario que P. D. James comenzara a escribir en su 77 cumpleaños, leíamos cómo la publicación de su primera novela, Cubridle la cara, allá por 1962, había supuesto uno de los momentos más intensos de su vida.

Desde entonces han transcurrido cuarenta años, traducidos en quince novelas, con títulos inolvidables como Muerte de un forense, La calavera bajo la piel o No apto para mujeres. A lo largo de este tiempo P. D. James se “ha ganado” dos títulos, el de baronesa, que le concediera la reina de Inglaterra y el de la gran dama del crimen, otorgado por los lectores. Nombres como los de Minnete Walters o Ruth Rendell han irrumpido con fuerza en el género policíaco, pero ninguna de ellas ha logrado su popularidad y calidad.

En Muerte en el seminario encontramos a una P. D. James ya octogenaria que no ha perdido un ápice de su capacidad narradora, de la exquisitez de su estilo, la imaginación o la solidez de sus personajes. El lector vuelve a encontrarse con un viejo conocido, el detective de Scotland Yard Adam Dalgliesh, que logrará resolver uno de los casos más complicados de su ya dilatada carrera.

Uno de los internos del seminario anglicano de Saint Anselm, Ronald Treeves, ha aparecido muerto bajo un montón de arena. Accidente o suicidio, el acontecimiento se habría olvidado si Sir Alred Treeves, el padrastro de Ronald, no hubiera sido un influyente industrial que desea llegar al final del asunto. Adam Dalgliesh acepta el caso en la ilusión de comenzar unas vacaciones. Pero todo se complica con el asesinato del archidiácono Matthew Crampton. ésta es la trama inicial a partir de la cual se desarrolla la compleja resolución de las muertes y los motivos.

Como la propia autora, el Dalgliesh que conocemos ahora resulta mucho más completo. Recordamos al Dalgliesh de, por ejemplo, Mortaja para un ruiseñor (1971), cerebral, imaginativo y resolutivo. Las características definitorias del actual serían la reflexión, la humanidad e incluso sus propias incertidumbres, pues en ninguna otra obra le ha interesado tanto a P. D. James el componente psicológico de sus personajes en general y de Dalgliesh en particular. Sin perder en ningún momento el hilo conductor de la acción, la resolución de las muertes, la autora nos introduce en el mundo interior de los personajes. Aunque tal vez esa especie de declaración final sobre las bondades del hombre virtuoso, en el breve libro cuarto, Un final y un principio, resulte un tanto sentimental.

En cuanto a la resolución del caso, resulta singularmente compleja porque bajo la aparente “normalidad”, casi todos los personajes tienen motivos más que sobrados para cometer tan deleznable acción. Además, las coincidencias a las que se ha hecho referencia, aunque puedan resultar sospechosas desde el punto de vista narrativo, potencian la dificultad inherente a este nuevo caso que resolverá Dalgleish acompañado de Kate Miskin, a quien no habíamos visto en las últimas entregas. Además del personaje de Dalgleish esta última novela se parece a las anteriores en que resulta dificultoso abandonar su lectura.

James P D  
обложка книги Muerte en la clínica privada Muerte en la clínica privada

Cuando la prestigiosa periodista de investigación Rhoda Gradwyn ingresa en Cheverell-Powell, en Dorset, para quitar una antiestética y antigua cicatriz que le atraviesa el rostro, confía en ser operada por un cirujano célebre y pasar una tranquila semana de convalecencia en una de las mansiones más bonitas de Dorset. Nada le hace presagiar que no saldrá con vida de Cheverell Manor. El inspector Adam Dalgliesh y su equipo se encargarán del caso. Pronto toparán con un segundo asesinato, y tendrán que afrontar problemas mucho más complejos que la cuestión de la inocencia o la culpabilidad.

James P D  
обложка книги Miss Shumway Waves a Wand Miss Shumway Waves a Wand

How come a New York reporter like Ross millan was combing half of Mexico looking for old man Shumway’s missing daughter? Millan had asked himself the question a dozen times-and when he found her, he asked himself a whole lot more questions. For the shapely blonde he’d seen in the photograph turned out to be a fast-talking lady who packed a punch like a prize-fighter, did a little magic on the side, and just happened to be a dip-a very efficient pickpocket. From the day little Miss Myra Shumway walked into Millan’s life things were never quite the same…

Chase James Hadley  
обложка книги Murder by Mocha Murder by Mocha

Can coffee enhance your love life? Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a Mocha Magic Coffee that's laced with an herbal aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women. But at the product's launch party, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare is convinced someone wants control of the coffee's secret formula and is willing to kill to get it. Can she stir up evidence against this bitter killer? Or will she be next on the hit list?

Коул Клео Coffeehouse Mysteries  
обложка книги Major Downar Zastawia Pułapkę Major Downar Zastawia Pułapkę

Profesjonalista przy pracy

Zygmunt Zeydler Zborowski był niewątpliwie jednym z absolutnych mistrzów polskiej powieści milicyjnej, a setny zeszyt Ewy to kolejny dowód na potwierdzenie tej tezy. I to nawet nie dlatego, że intryga kryminalna jest jakaś szczególnie odkrywcza czy błyskotliwa, ponieważ w tym zakresie mamy do czynienia raczej z przeciętną (czyli w sumie klasyczną w swoim stylu) powieścią tego autora.

ZZZ jest po prostu jak Adam Słodowy powieści milicyjnej – potrafi zrobić coś z niczego. Czyli ciekawą, krótką nowelę z bardzo zwyczajnych elementów – tyle tylko, że dołożył tutaj trochę ze swojego talentu, który okazał się decydujący. I w ten sposób powstało dzieło godne jubileuszowego zeszytu Ewy wydawnictwa Iskry, nawet jeśli akurat objętość nie jest szczególnie imponująca, to autorowi udało się odcisnąć indywidualne piętno na 3,8 arkusza wydawniczego.

Cała historia zaczyna się w trzech krótkich scenach – strzałach (zajmują one mniej więcej trzy strony), które świetnie wprowadzają w sam środek akcji bez zbędnych upiększeń:

1. Porucznik Olszewski stoi nad brzegiem Wisłą na w warszawskim Czerniakowie razem z ekipą śledczą i lekarzem w sprawie trupa zastrzelonego starszego mężczyzny, który okazuje się znanym chirurgiem, Karolem Rodeckim.

2. Porucznik Olszewski przekazuję smutną wiadomości wdowie, która nie wykazuje specjalnych emocji, i jednocześnie uzyskuje podstawie informacje o denacie oraz jego pozamałżeńskim życiu erotycznym.

3. Na odprawie Pułkownik Leśniewski, wiedziony szóstym zmysłem czyli niezawodnym „nosem”, wydaje majorowi Downarowi polecenia rozszerzenia śledztwa w sprawie dwóch napadów z bronią w ręku, które zdarzyły się w Żyrardowie i Płocku, także na sprawę z Czerniakowa.

Oczywistym jest, że pomysł połączenia śledztw jest genialny i jedyny właściwy. W trakcie śledztwa major Downar jedzie także do zimowej stolicy Polski – Zakopanego, gdzie w ciągu kilku godzi z oficera MO prowadzącego dochodzenie zamienia się w agenta pracującego undercover w roli Rudolfa Lipke z Hamburga. W każdym bądź razie akcja toczy się wartko i wciągnie każdego.

Całkiem świadomie rezygnuję z opowiadania fabuły czy opisu „modelu biznesowego grupy przestępczej, ponieważ moim zdaniem zalety tej książki ulokowane zupełnie gdzie indziej. A myślę, że i inni Klubowicze bardzo sobie cenią różnego rodzaju zapomniane już dzisiaj elementy peerelowskiej rzeczywistości. Na przykład obowiązek cudzoziemców do wymiany pewnej kwoty dewiz na polskie złote po kursie oficjalnym, co było oczywiście skrajnie niekorzystne dla nich.

Także element spożywczo-towarzyski został uwzględniony: niespodziewane odwiedziny Downara w zaprzyjaźnionym domu Walczaków, powodują przygotowania następującego jadłospisu: zapomniana puszka skumbrii, jaja gotowane na twardo, trochę sera i nie wolna zapominać o pól litrze żytniej eksportowej przechowywanej przez gospodarza. Czyli wieczór zapowiadał się naprawdę miło – przy czym panowie rozmawiali głownie o sprawach zawodowych czyli morderstwach.

Z drugiej strony autor posuwa się nawet do dyskretnej kpiny: Downar uzyskuje możliwość przeprowadzenia nielegalnej rewizji w mieszkaniu jednej zosób zamieszanych w sprawę informując żonę dozorcy, iż milicja sprawdza mieszkania osób, które wyjechały na święta. Zostawiają one bowiem „mieszkania bez opieki, a niekiedy nie mają nawet porządnych zamków”. Dozorczyni, co prawda dziwi się, że milicja wie, kto na dłużej wyjeżdża z Warszawy, tym niemniej jednak wpuszcza go do lokalu. Nie jestem prawnikiem, ale wydaje się, że takie postępowanie milicjanta już nawet w Peerelu było po prostu nielegalne. Pamiętam jeden z odcinków telewizyjnego serialu „07 zgłoś się”, w którym porucznik Borewicz raportował sprawdzenie wszystkich osób, które w danym dniu przebywały na delegacji w Warszawie, więc może jednak inwigilacja społeczeństwa była wtedy bardziej rozbudowana niż można przypuszczać.

Natomiast niejaki Tarkowski, zwycięski konkurent doktora Rodeckiego do uczuć oraz pościeli pięknej Pani Grabińskiej grającej rolę femme fatale, na pytanie o miejsce pracy odpowiada następująco: „W Centrali Handlu Zagranicznego. Jeżdżę jako ekspert”. Jeśli dodamy do tego fakt, iż ekspert ten jeździł w delegacji wyposażony także w pistolet, to możemy mieć podejrzenie, iż owa CHZ była tylko przykrywką do innej działalności. A może jego kolegą z pracy był nawet Marian Zacharski.

Próbowałem się przed tym powstrzymać, ale postanowiłem także zacytować mistrzowskie – moim zdaniem – trzy pierwsze zdania otwierające całość: „Zimowa noc dobiegała końca. Wilgotny chłód atakuje z nieznośnym uporem. Przed lodowatym wiatrem wiejącym od Wisły nie chroni ani jesionka, ani nawet kożuch.” Nawet w najbardziej upalny dzień taki opis może wywołać zimny dreszcz u czytelnika.

ZZZ pokazuje także kilka bardzo krótkich i wyjątkowo obrazowych opisów postaci, które wskazują na próbę przybliżenia się do klasyków „czarnego kryminału". Oto kilka próbek:

„Na pierwszy rzut oka można by go zaszeregować do pewnej kategorii ludzi, coś pośredniego pomiędzy włoskim fryzjerem a francuskim żigolakiem”.

„Nie była pięknością w stylu uznawanym za najmodniejszy. Należała raczej do minionego stulecia. Tak zapewne wyobrażali sobie swoje bohaterki Zola, Flaubert czy Maupassant”.

„Taki z niego adwokat, jak ze mnie kosmonauta. Owszem, tytułują go panem mecenasem, ale dałbym sobie głowę uciąć, ze on nawet bardzo rzadko przechodził koło uniwersytetu.”

„Patrząc na gosposię doktora Kowierskiego, można było przypuszczać, że to jakaś czarownica wybierająca się na Łysa Górę”.”

A powyższa lista nie obejmuje wszystkich możliwych cytatów!

W tej opowieści o Downarze mamy także dość ciekawą wskazówkę dotyczącą innych aspektów jego działalności w przeszłości. Przygotowując się w tempie ekspresowym do opracowania sobie legendy niemieckiego turysty, który przyjechał do Zakopanego na narty zapowiada on, że „zadzwoni do Warszawy żeby mu przysłali jeden z jego dawnych paszportów, jako że zdarzało mu się grać rolę zagranicznego turysty". Może to oznaczać, że nie wszystkie ciekawe przygody majora zostały opisane w powieściach ZZZ lub też wcześniej pracował on nieco w innej służbie. Ponadto wydaje się, że nie każdy z oficerów MO posiadał do wyboru wiele (podrobionych!?) paszportów zagranicznych.

Właściwie książka ma tylko jedną wadę. ZZZ był poważnym autorem i nie chciał wypuszczać fuszerek: pomimo tego, ze utwór jest dość krótki, to powinien mieć zamkniętą konstrukcję i nie dopuszczać pojawiających się niejako znikąd i bez uzasadnienia fabularnego morderców. Tak więc, prawie każde przesłuchanie, czy też każda rozmowa przeprowadzana przez Downara w sposób absolutnie nienaturalny zawiera wskazówki dotyczące dalszego śledztwa. Ale nie przypuszczam, aby Klubowicze czynili autorowi wyrzuty z powoduje jego swoistej, dobrze pojętej skrupulatności.

To dobrze świadczyło o wydawnictwie Iskry, że do jubileuszowego zeszytu Ewy wybrało znanego autora z ciekawą powieścią, uwzględniającą najlepsze cechy tego gatunku.

Zeydler-Zborowski Zygmunt  
обложка книги Murder On Fifth Avenue Murder On Fifth Avenue

From the tenements to the town houses of nineteenth-century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues…

A Gaslight Mystery

Sarah Brandt's family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club-the very exclusive Knickerbocker-is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible.

Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased-Chilton Devries-was no gentleman. In fact, he's left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective's investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries' membership-permanently.

Thompson Victoria  
обложка книги Murder Under Cover Murder Under Cover

"Brooklyn is my kind of detective! She loves books, wine, chocolate – and solving mysteries!" – Maureen Child

When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates both recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But then Robin's apartment is ransacked, and the great guy she recently met is murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the #1 suspect. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra's bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer…

Carlisle Kate  
обложка книги Murder to Music Murder to Music

Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran are invited by Fran's creative writing tutor to investigate a house that is reputedly haunted. For once, Libby can be as nosy as she likes without ploughing straight into a murder investigation, for the only deaths here appear to have occured over a hundred years ago. But perhaps someone alive today doesn't want Libby to continue? And if so, will she be safe?

Cookman Lesley  
обложка книги Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief

Banned in the UK! Author and Publisher Fined! Not seen in 70 Years!

This is the story of Miss Callaghan. Not of any particular Miss Callaghan, but of the hundreds of Miss Callaghans who disappear from their homes suddenly and mysteriously and are seen no more by those who knew and loved them.

This is also the story of Raven, who played with clockwork trains, the leader of the White Slave Ring in East St. Louis, who was responsible for the keeping to full strength the army of women for the service of men.

James Hadley Chase needs no introduction now. He has established a reputation for unmitigated toughness and plain writing. Under his blunt treatment, the traffic of women in America is shown to be what it is—a loathsome, corrupt stain on the pages of American history.

Chase James Hadley  
обложка книги Śmierć w Breslau Śmierć w Breslau

Książka, która stworzyła słynnego Mocka.

Debiut mistrza polskiego kryminału.

Maj 1933 roku. Wrocław. Wstrząsająca zbrodnia. Zmasakrowane zwłoki dwóch kobiet znalezione w salonce. Tajemnicze zdanie napisane krwią ofiar. Skorpiony.

Idealna sprawa dla Eberharda Mocka.

W mrocznym i posępnym Wrocławiu, gdzie w każdym zaułku złodzieje i mordercy czekają na ofiarę, gdzie po zmierzchu nie należy wychodzić z domu, rządzi brutalne prawo przetrwania. W mieście, gdzie wysoko postawieni notable i arystokracja oddają się hazardowi i rozpuście, przekupna policja walczy o władzę, a społeczeństwo zainfekowane jest doktryną hitlerowską, pewien komisarz oddaje się dość nietypowej rozrywce. W jednym z lepszych burdeli grywa w szachy (według własnych zasad) z dwiema pięknymi roznegliżowanymi pannami.

To najsłynniejszy komisarz polskiego kryminału, Eberhard Mock.

Sprawę tajemniczych zabójstw ze skorpionem w tle komisarz poprowadzi wraz z Herbertem Anwaldtem, młodym policjantem z Berlina. Prawda, którą odkryją, na zawsze zmieni życie wszystkich osób związanych ze śledztwem.

Krajewski Marek  
обложка книги Murder In Miniature Murder In Miniature

Miniaturist Gerry Porter has been looking forward to her thirtieth high school reunion. But when a former athlete is murdered, Gerry must employ all her skills to reconstruct the scene of the crime.

Grace Margaret  
обложка книги Midwinter Sacrifice aka Midwinter Blood Midwinter Sacrifice aka Midwinter Blood

'An investigation consists of a mass of voices, the sort you can hear, and the sort you can't. You have to listen to the soundless voices, Malin. That's where the truth is hidden.'

The snow covered all the tracks, as the killer knew it would. But it couldn't hide the victim, the man who now hung naked from a lonely tree on a frozen plain.

Malin Fors is first on the scene. A thirty-one-year-old single mother, Malin is the most talented and ambitious detective on the Linkoping police force, but also the most unpredictable. She must lead the investigation while keeping her fractured life on the rails.

No one knows the identity of the dead man. Or perhaps no one ever wanted to know. When all the voices of the investigation have fallen silent, Malin can rely only on herself and her own instincts. And as she follows in the frigid wake of the killer, Malin begins to discover just how far the people in this small town are willing to go to keep their secrets buried.

Kallentoft Mons  
обложка книги Murder on the Links Murder on the Links

Murder. Intrigue. Alcohol. Detectives. Clues. Golf. Laxatives. What else do you need? When a body is discovered on the golf course the identity of the killer seems obvious. The question is can Clint get to the bottom of the mystery before the stag party catches him?

Maxwell Adam  
обложка книги Mientras dormían Mientras dormían

La existencia del comisario Guido Brunetti se ve alterada por la irrupción en su vida de ciertos elementos religiosos inquietantes. Durante un almuerzo familiar descubre que las clases de religión que recibe su hija, la adolescente Chiara, son impartidas por un sacerdote que da signos de un comportamiento poco menos que inadecuado. Al mismo tiempo, una monja que Brunetti conoce (Vestido para la muerte) llega a la questura de Venecia para exponer sus sospechas sobre las circunstancias de la muerte de unos ancianos en una residencia. En una aventura, la sexta que protagoniza el comisario, impregnada del pesimismo que envuelve a Venecia, Brunetti se enfrenta a poderes que se creen por encima de la ley de los hombres, por el hecho de asentarse sobre un entramado de intereses económicos e ideológicos. La acerada mirada de Donna Leon denuncia en esta ocasión las perversas prácticas sexuales que llevan a cabo algunos miembros de la Iglesia Católica, así como la corrupción que afecta a las esferas más influyentes de la institución ante el Papa.

«Y ése es precisamente el espíritu de este comisario (…) una encomiable capacidad de raciocinio junto al salvajismo de las decisiones tomadas sin calibrar convenientemente las consecuencias. Una combinación explosiva.» José Antonio Gurpegui, El Cultural.

«Esta dama del crimen (…) hace una intriga exquisita, que apasiona e inicia a lectores profanos… Seguiré las próximas entregas de Guido Brunetti. Espero acompañarlo hasta su ancianidad.» Lilian Neuman, La Vanguardia.

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Muerte en un país extraño Muerte en un país extraño

Muerte en un país extraño, segunda novela de Donna Leon protagonizada por el comisario Brunetti después de Muerte en La Fenice, arranca con la aparición de un cuerpo en un canal veneciano. El cadáver es el de un ciudadano americano, y Brunetti, resistiendo a presiones superiores debidas a razones políticas, llega a relacionar esta muerte con una trama controlada por el gobierno italiano, el ejército americano y la mafia. Muerte en un país extraño ha sido muy favorablemente acogida en el extranjero por el público y la crítica, dando forma a esta serie traducida a veintitrés idiomas que ha convertido a Donna Leon en una de las más interesantes «damas del crimen».

«Las novelas policíacas de Donna Leon lo tienen todo. Venecia como un hermoso telón de fondo, un estilo deslumbrante y penetrante, y el carisma del comisario Brunetti, que merece ser tan famoso como Maigret.» Bookshelf

«Donna Leon evoca Venecia de un modo tan brillante que los canales respiran en cada página, pero es el calor humano universal el que persiste al cerrar el libro.» The Express on Sunday

«Donna Leon nos pasea por Venecia como James Ellroy por Los Ángeles o Manuel Vázquez Montalbán por Barcelona: con un ojo acostumbrado a detectar lo que pasa al otro lado del espejo.» Le Figaro Magazine

«Un relato fino, matizado y espectacularmente cínico.»

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Muerte y juicio Muerte y juicio

Para reseñar esta novela es imprescindible hablar primero del comisario Brunetti, Guido Brunetti, el personaje principal sobre el que gira toda la obra de Donna Leon. Le dio vida en el año 1992, con la novela Muerte en La Fenice, y desde entonces se ha convertido, junto con la ciudad de Venecia, en el eje principal de sus novelas.

Brunetti es un hombre afable, que vive y trabaja en Venecia. Está felizmente casado con Paola, y es padre de dos hijos adolescentes, Chiara y Raffi. Es un policía honesto, amante de la justicia, algo pesimita en cuando a las injusticias que le rodean, y que, con la ayuda del sargento Vianello, día a día se enfrenta al crimen en su ciudad natal.

Bueno, pues en Muerte y Juicio, lo que nos vamos a encontrar es esto, ni más ni menos. La historia se sitúa en el marco habital, Venecia, y los “actores” que irán dando forma a la historia son, entre otros, los que acabo de mencionar, Brunetti, su esposa, sus hijos, el sargento Vianello… todos ellos acompañados de otros incondicionales en la obra de Donna Leon y algunos otros esporádicos, entre los que se encuentran, claro está, el asesino o asesinos y el asesinado o asesinados.

Publicada en el año 1995, se trata de la cuarta novela de este género que escribe esta autora, quien hábilmente nos llevará de la mano en busca de la resolución del último caso que le han asignado al commissario Brunetti, el asesinato del influyente avvocato Trevisan, quien ha aparecido muerto en el tren de Turín de dos disparos en el pecho. Pero lo cierto, es que éste sólo será el principio de una serie de acontecimientos en cadena que irán complicando la historia. La sucesión de estos acontecimientos, unidos a las pistas que la autora nos pone estratégicamente aquí y allá, nos llevarán hasta la resolución del caso.

Confieso que el final no me ha terminado de convencer, quizá haya sido demasiado rápido, o demasiado fácil, y además acompañado de algo de truco. Pero para evitar caer en el spoiler, no voy decir nada más al respecto. Os dejo con la intriga para que os animéis a leer el libro.

Me ha parecido una novela entretenida, rápida, dinámica, de muy fácil lectura, con un punto de intriga, pero sin más pretensiones que la de hacerte pasar un buen rato de lectura, que dicho sea de paso, ya es bastante.

Me ha llamado la atención que, a lo largo de todo el libro, y supongo que para que no nos olvidemos del escenario en el que se sitúa la acción, la autora, o quizá la traductora, no lo sé, utiliza palabras o expresiones del idioma de origen, tales como avvocato, questura, signore, signorina, avanti, o buona sera, buon giorno, per favore… todas ellas perfectamente comprensibles dentro del entorno en el que se encuentran situadas, y que, por otro lado, le dan a la obra un agradable “toque italiano” o mejor dicho “veneciano”.

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Medicina amarga Medicina amarga

V. I. Warshawski, detective privado, intenta resolver una serie de asesinatos que comienzan con la extraña muerte de su amiga Consuelo y su bebé en una lujosa clínica, ¿Hubo negligencia? ¿Quién mató al joven médico negro que la atendía? Al mismo tiempo tiene que luchar con los problemas domésticos habituales: la dieta desordenada, los efectos del fanatismo religioso o la dura vida de Chicago.

Paretsky Sara  
обложка книги Malas artes Malas artes

Una estudiante acude al comisario Brunetti para pedirle consejo: ¿hay alguna forma legal de limpiar el buen nombre de su familia, mancillado por un crimen que cometió muchos años atrás su ya fallecido abuelo? Impresionado por su belleza e inteligencia, pero incapaz de ayudarla, Brunetti casi olvida el asunto hasta que la joven aparece asesinada en su apartamento. La investigación de este crimen transporta al infatigable comisario a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando los judíos italianos fueron sistemáticamente despojados de sus obras de arte por parte de los nazis y sus colaboradores. A medida que Brunetti va desenterrando secretos de colaboracionismo, crimen organizado y explotación, se da cuenta de que se está adentrando en una época que los italianos, empezando por su propio padre y su suegro, el conde Orazio, tienen especial interés en ocultar. Los fantasmas del pasado son enemigos más peligrosos de lo que cabe imaginar.

Leon Donna  
обложка книги Memoria Traidora Memoria Traidora

Intrigada por el silencio que se había originado a sus espaldas, lentamente, la mujer comenzó a darse la vuelta. De pronto, una luz brillante cegó sus ojos, dejándola inmóvil, en medio de la calle, como suele sucederle a las presas indefensas. En milésimas de segundo, el estrepitoso rugir de un motor y el chirriar de unos neumáticos le congelaron la sangre y le hicieron ver que no tendría escapatoria. Cuando el coche la derribó, su cuerpo y la misteriosa fotografía que llevaba en sus manos salieron disparados hacia el gélido aire de la noche londinense. Sin duda, se había tratado de un asesinato. Y de una frialdad estremecedora, como pudo constatar poco después la policía, cuando descubrió que el conductor no sólo la había atropellado, sino que había dado marcha atrás para pasar sobre su cuerpo inerte para rematarla.

El problema era que, a partir de ahí, las pistas, más que apuntar hacia un asesino en el presente, parecían perderse en un confuso laberinto de crímenes, mentiras, culpas y castigos que habían rodeado la extraña muerte de una niña, hacía más de dos décadas. Como si se tratara de una máquina del tiempo, el suceso se había encargado de reabrir un lejano misterio que, por errores y debilidades humanas, nunca se había terminado de cerrar. La única verdad, si es que cabía encontrar alguna certeza, tenía que yacer en un antiguo y terrible secreto. Un secreto guardado, oculto y quizá perdido en alguna suerte de su memoria traidora.

George Elizabeth  
обложка книги Marcas de Fuego Marcas de Fuego

Varios hoteles se incendian en el Chicago de las muchas razas e infinitas tramas. Nadie sabe por qué. ¿Algo huele a corrupción? Victoria Warshawski, la elegante, dura y original detective protagonista de las novelas de Sara Paretsky, jamás rehúye una causa noble, sobre todo si se trata de evitar la explotación de cualquier minoría étnica y de esa gran mayoría marginada que constituyen las mujeres.

Paretsky Sara  
обложка книги Murder in the Rue Ursulines Murder in the Rue Ursulines

As New Orleans continues to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Chanse MacLeod becomes involved in a high profile case involving a golden couple of Hollywood who have committed themselves to helping New Orleans recover.

Herren Greg  
обложка книги Mistletoe and Mayhem Mistletoe and Mayhem

This holiday season there'll be murder under the mistletoe at the Pennyfoot Hotel…

As friends, family, and guests gather at the Pennyfoot Hotel to share the joys of the season, Cecily Sinclair Baxter and her staff are hustling and bustling more than ever. Cecily's friend Madeline arrives with her new baby and adds a kissing bough to the decorations. Cecily believes that the holiday couldn't get off to a better start…

But after a footman and a new maid are seen kissing under the bough and then turn up dead afterwards, the downstairs staff is convinced a serial killer is among them…perhaps the mysterious guest known only as J. Mortimer. When Madeline's baby disappears, Cecily desperately tries to find the child. If she doesn't catch this killer in time, everyone's cheer will quickly turn to fear.

Kingsbury Kate  
обложка книги Mammon Mammon

Fünfmal hat der Multimillionär Malcolm Pembroke geheiratet, zuletzt die geldgierige Moira. Die Folge: eine Horde verbitterter Exfrauen und ein Rattenschwanz mißgünstiger Kinder. Auch Ian, Hindernisreiter und ein Sohn aus einer früheren Ehe, bricht mit dem Vater. Doch dann wird Moira brutal ermordet und ein Anschlag auf Malcolms Leben verübt. Malcolm bittet Ian um Hilfe, und der Sohn weist ihn nicht ab. Ian will seinen Vater schützen und Moiras Mörder zur Strecke bringen. Prompt geraten er und sein Vater zwischen die Fronten einer erbarmungslos geführten Familienfehde. Den Mörder zu finden stellt sich als ein schwieriges Unterfangen heraus, denn Malcolms Reichtum liefert jedem von Ians zahlreichen Verwandten durchaus ein Motiv für einen Mord…

Francis Dick  
обложка книги Murder at Longbourn Murder at Longbourn

If you are a fan of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and love classic English mysteries, then you just might enjoy Murder at Longbourn. Set in a picturesque Cape Cod B&B on New Year's Eve, the story follows Elizabeth Parker, a young woman on the mend from a bad breakup. Instead of a peaceful retreat, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and in the company of the nemesis of her youth, Peter McGowan - a man she suspects has matured in chronological years only.  As she investigates her fellow guests, some bearing more than a striking resemblance to characters in Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth fights to keep her inner poise while she hunts down a killer who keeps killing.

Kiely Tracy  
обложка книги Mallory's Oracle Mallory's Oracle

When Kathleen Mallory was ten she was a street kid and a thief. Then a cop called Markowitz took her home to his wife to civilize her…

Now Mallory is in charge of a complex database and a police officer herself, and someone has just murdered the man she considers her father – the only man she has ever loved.

More used to the company of computers than people, Mallory descends into the urban nightmare of New York, to hunt down a cold-blooded killer.

Mallory's Oracle is a dangerous chase through the city's underworld, down the fibre-optic cables of hi-tech computer networks and behind the blinds of genteel Gramercy Park – and an investigation into the chilly heart of its damaged and elusive heroine.

"Something close to a masterwork" – THE TIMES

"Sgt Kathleen Mallory is one of the most original and intriguing detectives you'll ever meet" – CARL HIASSEN

"A stunning debut" – DAILY MIRROR

"A deeply satisfying read" – TIME OUT

OConnell Carol  
обложка книги Śmierć mówi w moim imieniu Śmierć mówi w moim imieniu

Wszystko zaczyna się w mglisty wieczór w Londynie, na sztuce w teatrze. Po przedstawieniu… No właśnie, zostaje znalezione ciało aktora. Joe Alex odgrywa w tej książce rolę pisarza ciekawego morderstwa. Udaje mu się uczestniczyć w przesłuchiwaniu podejrzanych, dzięki kontaktom ze swoim kolegą, sierżantem policji. Robi się jeszcze ciekawiej, gdy okazuje się, że to morderstwo jest powiązane z przeszłością zamordowanego. Powieść jest ciekawa przez różne komplikacje w śledztwie i różne zezn…

Alex Joe  
обложка книги Muerte en la escuela Muerte en la escuela

La señorita Matilde Crescenzaghi, maestra de la escuela nocturna Andrea y Maria Fustagni, ha sido brutalmente violada y asesinada. En el momento de los hechos, los once alumnos de la clase se encontraban en el aula, pero una férrea ley del silencio sume en el desconcierto a los investigadores. Duca Lamberti tendrá que enfrentarse en esta nueva entrega a un mundo de marginación, miserias y venganzas si quiere encontrar la verdad.

Scerbanenco Giorgio  
обложка книги Miami Noir Miami Noir

Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr.

Hendricks Vicki, Hall James W, Levine Paul, Kling Christine, Tucker George, Allen Kevin, Gagliano Anthony Dale, Corcoran Tom, Beaty David, Dufresne John, Garcia-Aguilera Carolina, Bond John, Allen Preston, Barrett Lynne, Parker Barbara, Wehr Jeffrey  
обложка книги Misterioso Misterioso

The first novel in the gripping Intercrime trilogy.

Following a complicated but successful dismantling of a hostage situation, Detective Paul Hjelm is facing the prospect of a potentially career-ending investigation by Internal Affairs. Instead, he finds himself dropped into a new elite team of officers selected from across the country, whose mission is to find an elusive killer who has been targeting Sweden's business leaders. The killer's modus operandi: two distinctive shots straight through the head, bullets carefully pulled from the wall – a nighttime ritual enacted with Thelonius Monk's jazz classic Misterioso playing in the background.

As Hjelm, his young partner Jorge Chavez, and the rest of the team follow one lead after another in a frantic search for the killer – navigating the murky world of the Russian Mafia and the secret societies of Sweden's wealthiest citizens – they must also face one of Sweden's most persistent ills: a deep-rooted xenophobia that affects both police and perpetrator.

Written with great energy, penetrating candor, and dark wit, and populated with characters whose motivations are as nuanced as they are unexpected, Misterioso is an utterly absorbing novel – an arresting introduction to this acclaimed author.

Dahl Arne  
обложка книги Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics

Following the commercial success of the original Manhattan Noir, mystery titan Lawrence Block explores the historic literary roots of this dark island.

Featuring stories by: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Langston Hughes, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and Susan Isaacs.

Poe Edgar Allan, Block Lawrence, Oates Joyce Carol, Henry O, Westlake Donald E, Woolrich Cornell, Malzberg Barry N, Shaw Irwin, Charyn Jerome, Wharton Edith, Bartholomew Geoffrey, Crane Stephen, Gregory Horace, Howard Clark, Isaacs Susan, Mundis Jerrold  
обложка книги Murder on the Orient Excess Murder on the Orient Excess

Grim. Gritty. Uncompromising. Ruthless. Damaged. Dangerous.


None of those words describe Leviticus Gold. Instead, try "celebrity". Rock star, actor, author, explorer, sportsman, fashion icon, raconteur, libertine, hedonist… you name it, he's done it. But a bizarre mid-flight murder sees him try to add a new string to his bow: "detective". And he has a very strong incentive to identify the killer — he's the prime suspect!

Mcdermott Andy The Curious Case Files of Leviticus Gold  
обложка книги Memory Man Memory Man

With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.


MEMORY MAN


Amos Decker's life changed forever — twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect — he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare — his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.

Baldacci David Amos Decker  
обложка книги Murder House Murder House

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach — and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

Noah Walker isn't superstitious. But there's one beach house in Bridgehampton that has a troubling history of violence and mystery: when Noah was a kid, No. 7 South Ocean burned down in a devastating fire, killing the couple trapped inside. Investigators had no explanation for what happened, and many believe it was no accident. Rebuilt after the fire, the gorgeous, ocean-front property is still known by locals as The Murder House.

Now, sixteen years later, a powerful Hollywood player and his mistress are found dead in The Murder House — and the police unearth proof that the couple is undeniably linked to Noah's past. To prove his innocence, Noah must uncover the house's dark secrets — and reveal his own.

Patterson James, Ellis David  
обложка книги Moskva Moskva

‘Even better than Child 44’

Telegraph

Moskva is a brilliantly written, chilling and sophisticated début serial killer thriller set in Cold War Moscow. Makes Kolymsky Heights look like a walk in Gorky Park.

* * *

Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid – like marble to the touch – missing the little finger from his right hand.

A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen year old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It’s a shot at redemption.

But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox’s investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl’s father, for Alex’s safety.

And if Fox can’t find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country’s terrible past…

Praise for Jack Grimwood:

‘Given that the definitive thriller in 1980’s Moscow already exists (Martin Cruz Smith’s Gorky Park), Jack Grimwood’s Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it’s one that comes off…’

Sunday Times

‘Tom Fox is well drawn, the action scenes are filled with energy and tension, but the real hero of Moskva is Russia itself, bleak, corrupt, falling apart, but with an incurable humanity.’

— Tom Callaghan, author of A Killing Winter

‘A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist.’

— Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men

‘A first-rate thriller – Moskva grips from the very first page. Heartily recommended.’

— William Ryan, author of The Twelfth Department

‘Like the city herself, Jack Grimwood’s Moskva is richly layered, stylish, beautifully constructed, and full of passion beneath the chills. Part political thriller, part historical novel, part a story of personal redemptions, Moskva cements Jack Grimwood as a powerful new voice in thriller writing. Not to be missed.’

— Sarah Pinborough, author of The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy

‘Hard to know what to praise first here: the operatic sweep of this mesmerising novel; the surefooted orchestration of tension; or the vividly realised sense of time and place; all of these factors mark Jack Grimwood’s Moskva out as **something special in the arena of international thrillers.’

— Barry Forshaw, author of Brit Noir

‘Memorable characters, powerful recreations of history and an unrelenting pace that will keep you breathless. A striking début in the genre.’

— Maxim Jakubowski

‘A sublime writer… I felt glimmers of Le Carré shining through the prose.’

CrimeSquad
Grimwood Jack  
обложка книги Manhattan Mayhem Manhattan Mayhem

An anthology of stories edited by Mary Higgins Clark

From Wall Street to Harlem, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, murder, and suspense, presented by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and featuring Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, S. J. Rozan, and other top Mystery Writers of America authors.

In Lee Child's "The Picture of the Lonely Diner," legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. In Jeffery Deaver's "The Baker of Bleecker Street," an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage. And in "The Five-Dollar Dress," Mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square. With additional stories from T. Jefferson Parker, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Pickard, Ben H. Winters, Brendan DuBois, Persia Walker, Jon L. Breen, N. J. Ayres, Angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, Judith Kelman, Margaret Maron, Justin Scott, and Julie Hyzy,Manhattan Mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries.

Pickard Nancy, Maron Margaret, Deaver Jeffery, DuBois Brendan, Rozan S J, Scott Justin, Cook Thomas H, Clark Mary Higgins, Kelman Judith, Child Lee, Parker T Jefferson, Hyzy Julie, Zeman Angela, Winters Ben H, Breen Jon L, Walker Persia, Ayres N J  
обложка книги Murder in the navy Murder in the navy

The Navy brass is satisfied when a yeoman, the prime suspect in the murder of beautiful, dedicated Navy nurse, dies, but Lieutenant Chuck Masters disagrees.

Marsten Richard  
обложка книги Masters of Noir: Volume 1 Masters of Noir: Volume 1

A walk on the wild side! In this series of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled stories, you’ll find some of the best writers of the craft writing in their prime.

Block Lawrence, Spillane Mickey, Brewer Gil, Flora Fletcher, Marsten Richard, Craig Jonathan, Fischer Bruno, Kane Frank, Prather Richard S Masters of Noir  
обложка книги Merciless Merciless

Former Black Ops Army sniper Mercy Gunderson is back with a vengeance in the third book in Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong's gripping mystery series.

Six months have passed since Mercy Gunderson went to work for the Indian Country Special Crimes Unit (ICSCU) division of the FBI. Stationed in South Dakota with her partner Shay Turnbull, their first case involves a possible serial killer on the Eagle River Reservation, where the latest victim is the tribal chief's niece.

As more victims turn up, conflicting information about past cases throws the FBI into a tailspin. Mercy digs into tribal archives, uncovering startling information that leads her to suspect that the tribal police know more about the deadly assaults than they're letting on – and may have been protecting the murderer for years.

When the FBI arrests Mercy's friend Rollie Rondeaux for the brutal crimes, Mercy quickly realizes that the real killer, a highly trained former soldier, is still at large – and he now has his sights set on Mercy as his next victim. In order to save herself and her family, Mercy must unleash the cold, dark, efficient killer inside her and become the predator, rather than the prey.

Armstrong Lori  
обложка книги Merciless Merciless

Former Black Ops Army sniper Mercy Gunderson is back with a vengeance in the third book in Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong's gripping mystery series.

Six months have passed since Mercy Gunderson went to work for the Indian Country Special Crimes Unit (ICSCU) division of the FBI. Stationed in South Dakota with her partner Shay Turnbull, their first case involves a possible serial killer on the Eagle River Reservation, where the latest victim is the tribal chief's niece.

As more victims turn up, conflicting information about past cases throws the FBI into a tailspin. Mercy digs into tribal archives, uncovering startling information that leads her to suspect that the tribal police know more about the deadly assaults than they're letting on – and may have been protecting the murderer for years.

When the FBI arrests Mercy's friend Rollie Rondeaux for the brutal crimes, Mercy quickly realizes that the real killer, a highly trained former soldier, is still at large – and he now has his sights set on Mercy as his next victim. In order to save herself and her family, Mercy must unleash the cold, dark, efficient killer inside her and become the predator, rather than the prey.

Armstrong Lori  
обложка книги Mercy Kill Mercy Kill

Following No Mercy, former Army sniper Mercy Gunderson returns in the second book in Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong's gripping new mystery series. It's late April in South Dakota and 8 months have passed since Mercy Gunderson returned home to the family ranch. After spending the better part of two decades in the Army, she's had difficulty adjusting to the laidback rhythm of civilian life. So when her best buddy asks her to fill in a couple nights a week as a bartender at Clementine's, Mercy jumps at the chance. In recent months, a controversial underground oil pipeline proposed to run from Canada straight across Gunderson has led to numerous bar fights. After an employee of the oil company is found dead in the parking lot one night, Mercy starts investigating and will stop at nothing to find out the truth. Lori Armstrong is the winner of the 2009 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original by The Private Eye Writers of America for her novel Snow Blind from her previous Julie Collins series.

Armstrong Lori  
обложка книги Murder in Vegas Murder in Vegas

An anthology of stories edited by Michael Connelly

Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that its doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate players destination-no matter what your game. Almost anything is available-for a price, mind you, and sometimes losers walk away from the tables with even less than just an empty wallet or purse-sometimes they don't walk away at all.

Now the International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and what can happen behind the glitz and glamour. From a gambler who must-must-win at the roulette table to stay alive to a courier who's only mistake was accepting a package with Las Vegas as the final destination, come to the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice.

Featuring stories by:James Swain, S.J. Rozan, Wendy Hornsby, Michael Collins, T.P Keating, J. Madison Davis, Sue Pike, Joan Richter, Libby Hellmann, Tom Savage, Edward Wellen, K.j.a. Wishnia, Linda Kerslake, John Wessel, Lise McClendon, Ronnie Klaskin, Ruth Cavin, A.B. Robbins, Gay Toltl Kinman, Micki Marz, Rick Mofina, Jeremiah Healy

Rozan S J, Connelly Michael, Swain James, Mofina Rick, Healy Jeremiah, Collins Michael, Wellen Edward, Richter Joan, Hornsby Wendy, Keating T P, Davis J Madison, Pike Sue, Hellmann Libby, Savage Tom, Wishnia K j a, Kerslake Linda, Wessel John, McClendon Lise, Klaskin Ronnie, Cavin Ruth, Robbins A B, Kinman Gay Toltl, Marz Micki  
обложка книги Midnight Baby Midnight Baby

Maggie MacGowen, who first appeared in Telling Lies, searches for the murderer of a fourteen-year-old girl named Pisces, and her investigation takes her from the streets of Los Angeles to a posh suburb.

Hornsby Wendy  
обложка книги Murder at Cape Three Points Murder at Cape Three Points

At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, a canoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe – who turn out to be a prominent, wealthy, middle-aged married couple – have obviously been murdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests the killer was trying to send a specific message – but what, and to whom, is a mystery.

The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by everyone, but especially by their niece Sapphire, a successful pediatric surgeon in Ghana's capital, Accra. She is not happy that months have passed since the murder and the rural police have made no headway.

When the Ghanaian federal police finally agree to get involved, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson of the Accra police force is sent out to Cape Three Points to investigate. Pretty as the coast is, he is not happy to be sent away from his wife and two sons, the younger of whom is recovering from a heart operation. And the more he learns about the case, the more convoluted and dangerous it becomes. Three Points has long been inhabited by tribal villages of subsistence fishers, but real estate entrepreneurs and wealthy oil companies have been trying to bribe the tribes to move out. Dawson roots out a host of motives for murder, ranging from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.

Quartey Kwei  
обложка книги Murder in My Backyard Murder in My Backyard

In this second Inspector Ramsay novel, Ramsay faces a murder investigation on his own doorstep following his impulsive decision to buy a cottage in the Northumberland village of Heppleburn.

Cleeves Ann  
обложка книги Make Believe Make Believe

Blue Murder: Make Believe

The third Blue Murder novel written by the creator of the hit ITV police drama starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.

For nine days the people of Manchester have been looking for missing three-year-old Sammy Wray then DCI Janine Lewis is called to a residential street where a child's body has been found. It's a harrowing investigation and Janine's personal problems make leading the inquiry even tougher. Is this the case that will break her?

Praise for the Blue Murder books

'Complex and satisfying in its handling of Lewis's agonised attempts to be both a good cop and a good mother.'

The Sunday Times

'Uncluttered and finely detailed prose.'

Birmingham Post

'Beautifully realised little snapshots of the different characters' lives… Compelling stuff.'

Sherlock Magazine

'A swift, satisfying read.'

City Life

'Precise and detailed delineation of contemporary family relationships.'

Tangled Web

'Lewis seems set to become another very popular string to Staincliffe's bow as one of the leading English murder writers.'

Manchester Metro

'Pace and plenty of human interest.'

Publishing News

'Blending the warmth of family life with the demands of a police investigation.'

Manchester Evening News

'Juggling work and family is a challenge of modern life and encountering realistically portrayed women with family responsibilities is a pleasure. Staincliffe is a veteran crime fiction writer and so her plots are well-thought-out and puzzling.'

Deadly Pleasures

Staincliffe Cath  
обложка книги Murder in the Courthouse Murder in the Courthouse

Hailey Dean, the prosecutor who never lost a case, jets to Savannah as an expert witness on the sensational Julie Love-Adams murder trial but very quickly finds herself embroiled in a deadly mystery.

As soon as she touches down, Hailey bumps into her old partner, crime investigator Garland Fincher. Leaving the Savannah airport, the two hear an APB on a murder that's just been committed. Racing to the scene, they find Alton Turner, a courthouse sheriff known for crossing t's and dotting i's. The mild-mannered paperpusher is prone to extreme tidiness, but he's a hot mess now… sprawled dead in a pool of blood, severed in half by a garage door.

Never one to stay in the background, Hailey jump-starts Turner's murder investigation while juggling the Julie Love-Adams trial. The timing of the trial and murder could be a coincidence, but everyone knows there are no coincidences in criminal law.

And that's just the beginning. Courthouse regulars start dropping dead one by one… but why? While Lt. Billings is falling hard for Hailey, she digs in to find a killer with a mysterious agenda… as it becomes deathly apparent the next murder victim may very well be Hailey herself.

It's crime sleuth Hailey Dean at her best!

Grace Nancy  
обложка книги My Husband's Wife My Husband's Wife

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry, read by Lily Bevan and Abigail Thaw.

FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES MURDER. The addictive psychological thriller everyone's talking about!

What if your life was built on a lie? When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge? My Husband's Wife is a thriller with so many twists you won't be able to put it down, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Clare Mackintosh and C. L. Taylor.

Corry Jane  
обложка книги Medusa Medusa

When a shadow from the past reawakens, successful surgeon Axel Glenne's life turns upside down. Soon after, a woman's body is found in Nordmarka, a forest north of Oslo.

Items found near the body suggest that the killer is leaving a message, and while this death is being investigated, another woman is murdered. The similarities are too close to be coincidental – and it appears that Axel Glenne has a connection to both victims.

Medusa is a Scandinavian psychological thriller about identity and jealousy, unfaithfulness and revenge.

Damhaug Torkil  
обложка книги Malabarista Malabarista

Under investigation by the Calgary Police Department, Detective Lane finds himself fighting for his career. Then, when an Eastern European war criminal winds up dead in the city, Lane must contend with criminals, broken allegiances, pressure from his superiors, a determined bomber, and the fear of losing the person he cares for most of all.

Ryan Garry  
My Studio Neighbors Gibson William Hamilton  
Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon of Romance Dunsany Lord  
Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels; Vermont Abbott Jacob SC  
Mary Erskine Abbott Jacob SC  
Margaret of Anjou Abbott Jacob SC  
Mary Queen of Scots Abbott Jacob SC  
обложка книги Madness Treads Lightly Madness Treads Lightly

Only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian town. And one of them is already dead.

As a working mother, Lena Polyanskaya has her hands full. She’s busy caring for her two-year-old daughter, editing a successful magazine, and supporting her husband, a high-ranking colonel in counterintelligence. She doesn’t have time to play amateur detective. But when a close friend’s suspicious death is labeled a suicide, she’s determined to prove he wouldn’t have taken his own life.

As Lena digs in to her investigation, all clues point to murder—and its connection to a string of grisly cold-case homicides that stretches back to the Soviet era. When another person in her circle falls victim, Lena fears she and her family may be next. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to protect them. But will learning the truth unmask a killer… or put her and her family in even more danger?

Dashkova Polina  

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Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Детективы и Триллеры»

  •  Ближе, бандерлоги!
     Бушков Александр Александрович
     Детективы и Триллеры, Боевик

    Самолет с надписью СССР на борту приближается к точке невозврата. Но все еще есть надежда, что неотвратимо работающий абсурдный маховик государственной катастрофы можно остановить. …Если не благодаря воле вождей, то сопротивлению боевых офицеров. Вслед за новыми словами — перестройка, гласность… — в Прибалтику с запада на землю слабеющей красной империи пришли новые люди. Кто они?.. В эфире все еще звучат бравурные официальные марши! Но струны офицерской гитары в «последний раз рыдают», отправляя Мазура в «последний по приметам рейс».

  •  Венеция.net
     Можене Тьерри
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

    При таинственных обстоятельствах один за другим погибают известные искусствоведы, изучавшие одну и ту же старинную фреску итальянского мастера Тинторетто. Расследовать смерть одного из них берется опытный венецианский следователь Алессандро Бальди. Он выясняет, что совершенное преступление — лишь звено в длинной цепочке изощренных убийств… Алессандро Бальди и профессор Джефферс, специалист по эпохе Возрождения, решают приоткрыть завесу тайны…


    Для ценителей интеллектуальных детективов в стиле Артуро Переса-Реверте и Умберто Эко.

  •  Чистая правда
     Балдаччи Дэвид
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив, Триллер

    Их было два брата — Джон и Майкл. Два непримиримых соперника во всем. Два юриста — но первый так и остался второсортным адвокатом в небольшом городке, а второй поднялся до уровня помощника судьи Верховного суда США. Они не общались несколько лет, но все-таки их было двое. А теперь остался только один. И ему предстоит забыть былую неприязнь и разобраться с тайной смерти брата. И отомстить за него…

  •  Чистая правда
     Балдаччи Дэвид
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив, Триллер

    Их было два брата — Джон и Майкл. Два непримиримых соперника во всем. Два юриста — но первый так и остался второсортным адвокатом в небольшом городке, а второй поднялся до уровня помощника судьи Верховного суда США. Они не общались несколько лет, но все-таки их было двое. А теперь остался только один. И ему предстоит забыть былую неприязнь и разобраться с тайной смерти брата. И отомстить за него…

  •  Операция «Фараон», или Тайна египетской статуэтки
     Ванденберг Филипп
     Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

    Новый роман Филиппа Ванденберга, автора нашумевшего исторического триллера «Золото Шлимана», описывает действия, происходящие в Египте и Европе в начале XX века.

    «Операция „Фараон“, или Тайна египетской статуэтки» — это смесь различных жанров: исторический детектив, мелодрама, комедия. Роман читается на одном дыхании и, несомненно, заинтересует самого взыскательного читателя.

  •  Хроніка пригод Ґеня Муркоцького. Книга 1
     Думанська Оксана
     Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив

    Ґеньо Муркоцький — персонаж вигаданий, а його життєпис — сполучені в певному порядку епізоди кримінальної хроніки газети «Діло». Проте він, Ґеньо, ходить львівськими вулицями, сидить у каварнях, залицяється до жінок, мандрує світами, навчається мантійству і добре з того користає, тому постає цілком живою особою, як і його приятелі. Шанувальники львівського балаку будуть потішені діалогами, рекламними оповістками, газетярськими жартами та сміховинними випадками з не такого й давнього минулого. Видавець, затиснувши скромність в п'ястук, вважає, що це найвеселіший роман про Львів та його мешканців — справжніх та вифантазуваних.


Новинки месяца жанра «Детективы и Триллеры»

  •  Голубой лабиринт (ЛП)
     Чайлд Линкольн, Престон Дуглас
     Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

    Невидимый кукловод, жаждущий возмездия, взял в свои руки жизнь агента ФБР и управляет им, словно марионеткой, завлекая его в свои ядовитые сети. Но Пендергаст не замечает этого — а все потому, что его обычно такой цепкий и проницательный разум затуманен чувством потери из-за убийства его сына, Альбана, которого он считал исчезнувшим в джунглях Бразилии.  Месть свершилась, яд бурлит в крови агента, но его сердце все еще бьется… и чтобы снова стать хозяином своей судьбы и обрести шанс на спасение ему придется вернуться туда, откуда все началось, и встретиться лицом к лицу с тем, что было сокрыто между строк истории его семьи…

  •  Гувернантка
     Ракитин Алексей Иванович, Ракитина Ольга
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

    Роман «Гувернантка» является хронологически первым в серии «Невыдуманные истории на ночь». Сюжет его основан на реальных событиях — обстоятельствах расследования подозрительной смерти в апреле 1878 г. Николая Познанского, 18-летнего сына жандармского полковника (в романе — Прознанский). В отравлении была заподозрена домашняя воспитательница, предположительно состоявшая в интимных отношениях с молодым человеком. Интригующие перипетии этого расследования широко обсуждались прессой тех лет.

  •  Иду за тобой (СИ)
     Николаева Юлия Николаевна
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

    Великий классик около века назад категорично заявил: "Никогда не разговаривайте с незнакомцами"! - и красочно описал, что из этого может выйти. Лиза Романова не послушала совета, и не только заговорила с мужчиной, подсевшим к ней за столик в кафе, но и стала сотрудничать. Она считала, выхода у нее нет: если откажется, потеряет все, что имеет. Но только девушка вступила в игру, как жизнь ее полетела под откос. Люди, окружающие ее, стали актерами, мир вокруг - декорациями. Лиза мечется в поисках правды, но та, порой, оказывается еще страшнее, чем домыслы. Страхи загоняют девушку в ловушку, и она понимает, что должна докопаться до истины, ибо на кон поставлено не что иное, как ее жизнь.

  •  Pawns of the Pacific
     Watts Andrew
     Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

    A nation on the brink of war.

    A conspiracy that threatens the globe.

    And one military family, caught in the middle, fighting for freedom.


    Pawns of the Pacific is the electrifying third book in The War Planners military technothriller series.


    While the United States is preparing for war with Iran, Chinese billionaire Cheng Jinshan and his wicked spy, Lena Chou, are moving their pieces on the board. Deception and misinformation are everywhere.

    Now, in order to save America, the leaders in the CIA and Pentagon have set up a secretive task force at the CIA headquarters. Their mission: to thwart Jinshan's plans, and reveal the truth to the world.

    Each member of the Manning family has a critical role to play. David Manning is brought in to the CIA task force. Chase Manning is sent to team up with a US Marine Corps special operations unit. Admiral Manning leads the USS Ford Carrier Strike Group, filled with America's latest and greatest naval technology. And Lieutenant Commander Victoria Manning is the officer in charge of a helicopter detachment on the navy destroyer, the USS Farragut — the only ship that stands in the way of a Chinese onslaught.


    Filled with pulse-pounding action, well-rounded characters, and unpredictable twists, Pawns of the Pacific delivers a satisfying third chapter to The War Planners series.

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    The War Planners series is best enjoyed when read in the correct order. Reading order:

    Book 1: The War Planners (find out how to get it free at andrewwattsauthor.com)

    Book 2: The War Stage

    Book 3: Pawns of the Pacific

  •  Детектив США. Книга 7
     Гарднер Эрл Стенли, Чандлер Рэймонд, Ладлэм Роберт Стенли
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

    В настоящий сборник детективов США вошли повести Р.Чандлера "Человек, который любил собак", Э.Стенли Гарднера "История с шоколадом" и Р.Ландлэма "Наследство Скарлатти".

  •  Детектив США. Книга 13
     Спиллейн Микки
     Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

    В сборник вошли произведения американских авторов: Микки Спиллейна "Месть - мое личное дело", Ричарда С.Праттера "Труп с выпученными глазами", Эрла Стенли Гарднера "Дело молчаливого партнера".


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