Ein n�chtlicher Steinschlag im Bad Faulenbacher Tal rei�t den Chauffeur einer prominenten bayerischen Milchindustriellen v�llig unerwartet aus dem Leben. Was zuerst wie ein tragischer Unfall aussieht, entpuppt sich schnell als gezielter Mordanschlag. Doch wer k�nnte ein Interesse daran haben, den Chauffeur zu ermorden? Oder galt der Anschlag etwa der legend�ren ,,Milchbaronin" selbst? Au�erdem gibt ein pikantes Detail R�tsel auf: Warum hat das Mordopfer einen amputierten Daumen?Als die resolute Pensionswirtin Marlies den Toten in Begleitung seiner Chefin findet, wird sie in einen Strudel aufregender Ereignisse gezogen. Schnell wird klar, dass weder die Industrielle noch der Chauffeur eine milchwei�e Weste haben. Die Hintergr�nde sind sogar MILCHEXPLOSIV, denn dies ist nicht der erste Todesfall im Umfeld der einflussreichen Gesch�ftsfrau.Zum Leidwesen der Polizei bet�tigt sich ,,Miss Marlies" mit Unterst�tzung ihrer G�ste wieder einmal als Hobbydetektivin und l�sst dabei keine brenzlige Situation und kein Fettn�pfchen aus. Locker und souver�n nimmt sie es mit sturen Einheimischen, schr�gen Touristen, verhaltensoriginellen Polizei-Azubis und skrupellosen Schurken auf. Eine bayerische Kriminalkom�die.
Rooted in Evil
Author: Ann Granger
The fifth thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter MysteriesWhen the body of a man killed with a point blank shot to the head is found in Crooked Man Woods, it appears to be a suicide. But when Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin to investigate, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. This is not a suicide; it’s a murder. The victim, Carl Finch, had been causing quite a stir in the small-town community. With rising debts and complicated relationships, it looks as though the suspects are beginning to mount... Fans of the Midsomer Murders, T E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love Rooted in Evil. Praise for Ann Granger: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Set in the familiar more of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters...Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times 'Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People 'Lovely characterisation and a neat plot' Yorkshire Post
Author: Jason Starr
Publisher: Polis Books
A hilariously dark thriller about two very different New York couples. The DePinos are miserable, living in a rundown apartment above a deli on Tenth Avenue. The Sussmans live in a posh building on the Upper East Side. When Joey DePino loses his job and is threatened by his bookies and loan shark, he involves the Sussmans in a sick, desperate plan to pay off his gambling debts. But ad exec David Sussman has his own problems trying to stop his suddenly psychopathic mistress from ruining him, and he won't go down without a fight. As the lives of the DePinos and the Sussmans become increasingly intertwined, Joey and David plunge their families into an amoral world where anything is possible and nothing is personal. Part crime novel, part unflinching satire of compulsive gambling, eating disorders, and cold-blooded evil, Nothing Personal firmly establishes Jason Starr as one of the most exciting young noir novelists around.
Author: Mary Burton
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Every Serial Killer Knows. . . The vicious burns scarring the victims' flesh reveal the agony of their last moments. Each woman was branded with a star, then stabbed through the heart. With every death, a vengeful killer finds a brief, blissful moment of calm. But soon it's time for the bloodshed to start again. . . The Perfect Time. . . Ten years ago, Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year. That party turned into a nightmare Eva can't forget. Now she's trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. Every victim is linked to her. And Detective Deacon Garrison isn't sure whether this mysterious woman needs investigating--or protecting. . . To Make His Mark Only Eva's death will bring peace. Only her tortured screams will silence the rage that has been building for ten long years. Because what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped--not until the last victim has been marked for death. . . Praise for the novels of Mary Burton "A twisted tale. . .I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream "Taut, compelling. . .delivers a page-turner." --Carla Neggers on I'm Watching You "A chilling thriller." --Beverly Barton on Dead Ringer "Mary Burton's latest romantic suspense has it all--terrific plot, complex and engaging protagonists, a twisted villain, and enough crime scene detail to satisfy the most savvy suspense reader."--Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Vines
READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIRST JO NESBO: No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, No. 1 New York Times bestseller, 36 million books sold worldwide He’s the best cop they’ve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it’s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He’s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He’s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They’re all within reach. But a man like him won’t get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He’s convinced he won’t get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it. Praise for Jo Nesbo: ‘The king of all crime thriller writers’ Sunday Express ‘Extraordinary writing power’ The Times ‘Tense, nerve-shredding’ Daily Express ‘Effortless, triumphant’ Guardian
Author: Thomas Enger
Publisher: Orenda Books
What secret would you kill to protect? When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy, where she has been grieving for her recently dead father, her husband discovers that his wife’s life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what’s more, she appears to be connected to the death of an old man, gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests. Henning Juul becomes involved in the case when his ex-wife joins in the search for the missing woman, and the estranged pair find themselves enmeshed both in the murky secrets of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, and in the painful truths surrounding the death of their own son. With the loss of his son to deal with, as well as threats to his own life and to that of his ex-wife, Juul is prepared to risk everything to uncover a sinister maze of secrets that ultimately leads to the dark heart of European history. Taut, chilling and unputdownable, Cursed is the fourth in the internationally renowned series featuring conflicted, disillusioned by always dogged crime reporter Henning Juul, and marks the return of one of Norway’s finest crime writers. FOR FANS OF Stieg Larsson, Gunnar Staalesen, K.O. Dahl, Jorn Lier Horst, Johan Theorin and The Bridge
Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Open Road Media
A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life’s humor and heart Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom—she’s a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled motherhood’s daily frustrations and victories. In this classic anthology, she presents all sorts of mothers, and even a stay-at-home dad, on good days and bad. With hilarious anecdotes and deep compassion, she shows that there is no other profession that demands so much, and rewards so highly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Quietly in Their Sleep
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In Quietly in Their Sleep, the philosophical Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has left her convent after five of her patients died unexpectedly. In the course of his inquiries Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters, but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister? Something that places her own life in imminent danger? Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.
Author: Jack Probyn
Publisher: Jack Probyn
The Book of Old Ships
Author: Henry B. Culver
Publisher: Courier Corporation
DIVSuperb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations. Galley, bark, caravel, longship, whaler, many more. Detailed, informative text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction. /div
House Of Dreams
Author: Pauline Gedge
In the tiny hamlet of Aswat, far to the south of the royal capital, a beautiful young girl wants more than the meagre prospects her village offers. Determined and resourceful, she is quick to leap upon an opportunity when the great seer Hui, who is also physician to Pharaoh, visits Aswat to commune with its god, Wepwawet. Taken under Hui’s wing to become a healer, she has no idea of his real plans for her—plans that will bring her close to Pharaoh as his favourite concubine, but will ultimately enmesh her in court intrigue of the most dangerous kind. House of Dreams is a powerful story of passion and jealousy, rich with the details of Ancient Egyptian life.
20 years after the murder of Stefan and Miranda Harkness, DCI Matilda Darke is tasked with re-opening the cold case. Following a nine month absence from work, she is a shadow of her former self, and must fight her inner demons to solve the case. She is up against her rival, Acting DCI Ben Hales, who will do anything possible to solve the case, including intimidation of fragile sole witness, Jonathan Harkness. By the time the case is solved, Matilda, Ben, and Jonathan's lives will have changed forever.
Author: Jurek Becker
The Howling Miller
Author: Arto Paasilinna
Publisher: Canongate Books
Gunnar Huttunen arrives in North Finland after the war and buys a dilapidated mill. Despite being a decent and hard-working Finn, he is also an outsider and an eccentric: prone to mood swings, black depression, high elation and a general lack of decorum. He puts on performances at the mill for local children at which he specialises in imitating animals and making fun of the village notables. Already prejudiced against him by his jibes, the villagers reserve most ire for the howling which Huttunen indulges in at night, which the local dogs join in a delirious chorus. Passionate and outraged by his treatment at the hands of the villagers, it is not long before the accident-prone miller finds that his situation soon spirals out of control . . . Paasilinna's riotous book revels in a black, rebellious, deadpan humour. It is also a fable about the eternal struggle between freedom and repressive authority.
White Picket Fences
Author: Susan Meissner
When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else. Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other? From the Trade Paperback edition.