When the sad, beautiful Signora Giulia goes missing without a trace from her Lake Como villa home, it is her husband who reports her disappearance to the detective Sciancalepre, and so the search begins - one that takes Sciancalepre beneath the tranquil surface of local bourgeois society, a world of snobbery and secrets, while mysterious shadows lurk in the grounds of the family villa . . . As his investigation gathers pace this atmospheric classic detective story becomes a thrilling game of legal cat and mouse. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Dacia Maraini
Author: Mario Soldati, Zita Vaccaro
Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.
Author: William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: he is a murderer himself. **Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips. The culprit seems to be a drifter from South's childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret. The Birdwatcher is British crime fiction at its finest; a stirring portrait of flawed, vulnerable investigators; a meticulously constructed mystery; and a primal story of fear, loyalty and vengeance.
Stay in Bed, Davy
Author: Brigitte Weninger, Marianne Martens
Publisher: North-South / Night Sky Books
When Davy feels sick, his friends offer to stay with him while the rest of his family visits Grandma's house, and his mother agrees under the condition that Davy stays in bed--but she does not say where the bed should stay.
The Boy Behind the Door
Author: David Bisson, Evangéline de Schonen
Publisher: Reed International Books
In August 1982, 12-year-old David, dressed in an anorak and a woolly coat, was found in a public garden in Paris. Taken to the police station, he told a story that at first no one could believe. He had just spent eight years of his life imprisoned by his mother, first chained to a pipe in the bathroom, then locked for the last year in a wardrobe, fed only on scraps. His mother had subjected him to a regime of the most horrific punishments. He was constantly beaten or burned with cigarettes for speaking out of turn, eating too slowly or playing quietly. At his mother's trial David said nothing, still trying to understand her reasons, still desperately hoping for her love. Now 22, with the support of his counsellor, Evangeline de Schonen, David tells his heart-rending story honestly and without bitterness. It is an extraordinary account - utterly compelling, yet at times almost impossible to bear - a portrayal of both the extremes of human cruelty and the capacity of the human spirit to forgive and survive.
Handy, compact phrasebook for pocket or purse. Arranged in an easy-to-read two color format, in chapters relevant to travel situations, the Universal Phrase-books feature 2,500 important words and 1,000 essential phrases with their pronunciation, plus useful tips about the language's native speakers and their customs.
One Year Commencing
Author: Kathy Stinson
Publisher: Thistledown PressLtd
As the daughter of divorced parents, twelve-year-old Al faces the heartrending decision of whether to live with her mother in western Canada or with her father in Toronto.
The Death of Olivier Becaille
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It was on a Saturday, at six in the morning, that I died after a three days' illness. My wife was searching a trunk for some linen, and when she rose and turned she saw me rigid, with open eyes and silent pulses. She ran to me, fancying that I had fainted, touched my hands and bent over me. Then she suddenly grew alarmed, burst into tears and stammered: "My God, my God! He is dead!"