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By David Hood

On an October evening in 1899 the physique of a well-regarded urban councilman is located floating less than a Halifax wharf. Detective Inspector Culligan Baxter embarks on an research that leads from the waterfront, during the city's streets, and out into the encircling nation-state. Aided by means of the younger yet unusually astute Kenny Squire and a wierd collection of barkeeps, petty thieves, and prostitutes, Baxter's sleuthing takes him into the station's again documents and alongside a course of connections and corruption, linking many of the city's such a lot trendy businessmen. From the well-to-do parlours to the seedy taverns to the general public areas that also dominate the city's downtown at the present time, writer David Hood has created a brilliant portrait of late-Victorian Halifax. With pointed observations on human behaviour and at the altering personality of his place of origin, Detective Baxter conducts a sardonic inquiry into morality, justice, and the gap in between.

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Download Une plaie ouverte (Folio Policier) (French Edition) by Patrick Pécherot PDF

By Patrick Pécherot

1870, los angeles défaite de Sedan scelle los angeles guerre franco-prussienne. Dans Paris assiégé, l’heure de los angeles Commune va sonner. Une bande d’amis vit los angeles fièvre de l’insurrection. Ils se nomment Vallès, Verlaine, Courbet, Gill, Marceau, Manon, Dana… Mais le temps des cerises s’achève dans le sang. Les amis sont dispersés, arrêtés ou recherchés.
Dana, en fuite, est condamné à mort, accusé d’avoir participé au bloodbath des otages de l. a. rue Haxo. Qui était-il ? Communard authentique ? Personnage hassle? L’homme aux gestes de fumée a laissé derrière lui un halo de mystère. Son keepsake hante Marceau jusqu’à l’obsession. Trente ans plus tard, il croit le reconnaître parmi les figurants du prime western de l’histoire du cinématographe, et n’aura de cesse de retrouver sa hint. Elle croise celles des chercheurs d'absolu, exilés de l. a. vieille Europe, qui parcourent les États-Unis…

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Download The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood PDF

By Alison Littlewood

Susan Hill meets Wilkie Collins in Alison Littlewood's most modern chiller. Mad-doctor Nathaniel is captivated with the attractive Mrs Harleston - yet is she actually delusional? Or is she hiding secrets and techniques that are supposed to by no means be exposed . . . ?

Haunted via his father's suicide, Nathaniel Kerner walks clear of the hugely prestigious lifetime of a expert to turn into a mad-doctor. he's taking up a place at Crakethorne Asylum, however the owner is extra attracted to phrenology and his growing to be choice of skulls than the sufferers' minds. Nathaniel's simply fascinating case is Mrs Victoria Adelina - Vita - Harleston: her husband accuses her of tension and delusions - yet she accuses him of hiding secrets and techniques way more terrible.

Nathaniel is more and more keen about Vita, but if he has her mesmerised, there are unforeseen effects. Vita begins listening to voices, the best way she used to - her grandmother consistently claimed they got here from past the grave - however it additionally unleashes her personal powers of mesmerism . . . and a determined have to escape.

Increasingly besotted, Nathaniel reveals himself stuck up in a global of séances and degree mesmerism in his bid to discover Vita and retailer her.

But continuously striking over him is that this caution: that medical professionals are apt to capture the ailments with which they're surrounded - even if of the physique or the brain . . .

'There's an awesome feel of position and time during this novel, as Littlewood completely captures the literary sort, attitudes, and sophistication awareness of Victorian England' - Publishers Weekly

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Download La casa abbandonata di rue Corvisart: Un'indagine di Victor by Claude Izner PDF

By Claude Izner

Parigi, 1897. Che tremendous ha fatto Alphonse Ballu, ufficiale impiegato al ministero della Guerra, nonché cugino della portinaia del 18 di rue des Saints-Pères, sede della libreria Elzévir? E cosa ha portato Alexandrine Piote, mercante e collezionista, affezionata amica di Victor Legris, a togliersi los angeles vita? Non si sarà trattato di omicidio? Molte domande, troppe in step with Legris, il libraio investigatore appassionato di indagini. Così, si lancia sulle tracce del militare scomparso che portano proprio al magazzino dove los angeles povera Piote è stata trovata impiccata, e da lì l. a. pista conduce diritto ai bassifondi della Butte-aux-Cailles, una delle quarter più povere e malfamate di Parigi. In breve, tutti gli elementi conducono a una sontuosa dimora abbandonata all’angolo con rue Corvisart, nei cui giardini aleggia uno strano e inquietante odore di morte. Un’avventura non priva di rischi, dunque, ma resa ancor più complicata dal fatto che il nuovo ispettore della polizia locale è convinto che il libraio abbia qualcosa a che fare con los angeles morte di Alexandrine, ragion di più, consistent with Legris, in line with gettarsi nella mischia e trovare los angeles verità, se vuole dimostrare los angeles propria innocenza…

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Download Totentanz im Stephansdom: Ein historischer Wien-Krimi by Edith Kneifl PDF

By Edith Kneifl

TOD DES WIENER DOMBAUMEISTERS IN DER SILVESTERNACHT
Wien zur Jahrhundertwende: Mitten in der rauschenden Silvesternacht des Jahres 1899 stürzt der Wiener Dombaumeister vom Nordturm des Stephansdoms. Unter den Augenzeugen: Gustav von Karoly. Der fesche Privatdetektiv macht sich sofort auf die Suche nach möglichen Hintergründen. Hatten etwa die Freimaurer ihre Hände mit im Spiel?

CHARMANTER PRIVATDETEKTIV TRIFFT AUF RESOLUTE ERZIEHERIN - PRICKELND!
Die Ermittlungen führen Gustav schließlich in ein Heim für "gefallene Mädchen". So wurden junge Frauen bezeichnet, die ihre Jungfräulichkeit verloren, ohne verheiratet zu sein. Als eine der schwangeren Heiminsassinnen tot im Donaukanal gefunden wird, verfolgen Gustav und die junge Erzieherin Clara Bernhard gemeinsam eine Spur, die sie in die schaurigen Katakomben unter dem Stephansdoms führt.

DAS DEKADENTE WIEN DER JAHRHUNDERTWENDE ALS PERFEKTE KRIMIKULISSE
Ausgelassene Ballnächte, amüsante Liebeleien, dekadenter Adel, aber auch Armut und aufkommender Antisemitismus: Edith Kneifl erweckt das Wien des Fin de Siècle zum Leben. Mit Spannung, Gefühl und einer Prise Humor entführt sie die Leser in eine untergehende Welt: Mit offenen Augen tanzt die Kaiserstadt ins Verderben - die perfekte Krimikulisse!

LESERSTIMMEN:
"Das aptitude im Wien der Jahrhundertwende ist bei der Lektüre förmlich zu spüren!"

"Zur Abwechslung mal ein richtig sympathischer Frauenheld, dieser Gustav von Karoly. Und der Alltag in der Sisi-Zeit interessiert mich sowieso immer. Dass es auch noch gehörig spannend zugeht in dem Krimi, ist quick schon eine Draufgabe!"

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Edith Kneifls WIEN-KRIMIS RUND UM DIE JAHRHUNDERTWENDE:

- Der Tod fährt Riesenrad
- Die Tote von Schönbrunn
- Totentanz im Stephansdom
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Download The Murderous Phantom by K-Ray McClure PDF

By K-Ray McClure

Thirteen pals but strangers, one manor. Who will stroll out alive?
This story of homicide and chaos begins in eire in 1774. a chain of murders is going unsolved inspite of the simplest minds on the town operating the case. It was once 9 years later while a missionary team of twelve humans locate themselves in a livid thunderstorm. They have been pressured to take shield in the house of an acquaintance. once they awakened within the morning, they discovered that they have been trapped in. pals and pals do what they could to aid out, however it was once no need. Then one after the other, they're murdered off within the such a lot terrible kind. With what sounds like no manner out, will they realize the killer in time to avoid wasting themselves?

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Download Confusión e morte de María Balteira (Baía Narrativa) by Marica Campo PDF

By Marica Campo

Non sorprende que o libro Confusión e morte de María Balteira teña acadado unha cuarta edición [...]. Porque é un libro de relatos dun alto nivel literario. Dicir iso non sería máis que loanza baleira, a non ser pola verdade que conteñen estas palabras, desde a calidade e riqueza da lingua galega na que están escritos até as moitas facetas que ofrecen con respecto ao contexto galego, da perspectiva feminina, das tramas tanto orixinais como arquetípicas.

Pensamos que o estilo da autora, Marica Campo, vai levado por un ritmo de auga e natureza, ritmo creado pola relación variada e insistentemente contigua que hai na súa narrativa entre a muller, o mundo vexetal e animal. O espazo habitado polas mulleres e os houses que coñecen é tamén un mundo partillado polas ánimas. A miúdo a voz narrativa avanza case bailando a través das descricións, un ritmo poético que semella vir dun fluír do inconsciente, dunha psicoloxía rescatada das lembranzas dun pasado, ás veces vivido e gozado e outras veces case totalmente esquecido [...]. O público lector en galego sabe que o pasado remoto da terra non carece de incidencia na realidade real, aínda que mans e voces alleas (tamén algunhas galegas) teñan contribuído a unha conceptualización pintoresca dunha Galiza máxica. Por tanto, a maxia -desde esta perspectiva do papel que contribúe á fundación dunha identidade cultural- é máis que unha ollada que se defina como sensíble ao irracional. O mundo encantado e imaxinado non presenta dificultades de interpretación: a maxia é quen de suxerirnos moitas cousas, todas feiticeiras ou atraentes, esenciais para comprendermos o que é a nación galega [...].

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By Sonny Rider

while a U.S. Naval Intelligence member residing in Scotland turns into eager about British MI6, he unearths greater than he bargained for in diplomacy. while he acquires The discovering, and starts off discovering historic artifacts and treasures, it attracts greater than attention.
Imagine with the ability to "tune-in" to the power to "feel" the place treasure is buried! The discovering is an espionage mystery that may have the reader spellbound. With a twist of army satire, this clean and interesting account of discovering treasure in nice Britain will retain you from commencing to fascinating end.
Centered round the chilly warfare, the writer pulls the reader right into a interest that might certainly motivate extra, and precise look for historic proof. Cloaked in secrecy, after decades, the declassification of a few components could but be uncovered.
The discovering uncovers the hidden and vague global of the cryptologic technicians that after made up the U.S. Naval defense team Command and Naval Intelligence Command.
The reader might be indoctrinated into covert operations, making a nation-wide awakening to those unsung heroes. This mystery society that for years was once completely chargeable for offering speedy, safe transmissions and intelligence accumulating resources world-wide will locate unravel within the Finding.
The community of mystery bases that experience now been regularly closed, stay merely in heritage and the net. however the provider women and men that occupied them, will proudly have the ability to ultimately be sure or deny their assignments.
Readers of The discovering could locate themselves inter-connected, running a blog approximately the place they've got discovered the reality, verifying the incredible.

A breath-taking thrill journey of an experience, set to the track of the days, this one will shock the reader within the advanced interactions of a sacred skill interjected with army intelligence. Geocache hunters will relate with the yearning to discover hidden treasure, the intelligence neighborhood will discover a hyperlink to their previous, and the reader should want to own The discovering. British Intelligence may well locate themselves guessing, and U.S. Intelligence should want to dig deeper - upon studying. The discovering will problem them all!

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Download Die Hure Babylon: Roman (German Edition) by Ulf Schiewe PDF

By Ulf Schiewe

Sie sprachen vom himmlischen Frieden – und riefen zum Kreuzzug auf. Sie mahnten zu Mäßigung und Keuschheit – und führten ein Leben in Verworfenheit. Rom warfare die biblische Hure Babylon …
Südfrankreich im 12. Jahrhundert: Der junge Edelmann Arnaut ist verzweifelt, denn wieder hat seine heimliche Geliebte, die Vizegräfin Ermengarda von Narbonne, ihr variety verloren – ein Fingerzeig des Himmels? Arnaut will Buße tun und sich dem Kreuzzug ins Heilige Land anschließen. Mit dem fränkischen Heer zieht er gen Osten und muss doch bald erkennen, dass es weniger um Erlösung als um Macht und Eitelkeit der Herrschenden geht, dass im Namen Gottes Verrat und unvorstellbare Greueltaten begangen werden. Gefährliche Abenteuer warten auf ihn, Kampf, Intrigen – und so manche Versuchung …

Gewinner des HOMER-Literaturpreises 2014!

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