Sydney Monaghan was scheduled to die by lethal injection at one minute past midnight, for the murder of Rod Lomax. But at the eleventh hour, the true murderer confesses and Sydney becomes a free woman. A free woman with a frightening plan. She blackmails the authorities into reporting her execution. And now the world at large thinks she's dead. Nevertheless, instead of being grateful, Sydney only has plans for revenge, and unleashes a series of increasingly surreal and bizarre events. So begins a giddy manhunt, combining mirth, mixed drinks, murder, featuring a memorable trio of protagonists: Donovan Parker, a handsome but none too bright nightclub owner and press agent; Abby Parker, Donovan's wife and a quintessential party girl; and Steve Dallas, a hard-drinking, small-time lawyer. As Sydney's roguery progresses, there are several more murders, a reasonable amount of crooked dealings, numerous fist-fights (often involving Dallas), and increasingly hilarious plot twists alternating with situations that characterize the "noir" genre. Gritty yet humorous, Mark Mueller uniquely combines the hardboiled detective tradition with screwball comedy. And, if anyone doesn't think there can be anything funny about a bomb going off in a funeral parlor-well, read "Murder Never Dies" and find out.
A dying century. A killing presence. Present day: Nathan Jacob’s life is coming apart. His adoptive father has passed away, leaving him grief-stricken. His only companion is his best friend, for whom he is falling more deeply every day. But Nathan is grappling with other demons: things half-formed and dark. Things that link him, somehow, to a series of horrific murders from the pages of history. 1890: Sergeant George Frohmell of the Dublin Metropolitan Police is running out of time. His city has become the hunting ground of a monster who preys on prostitutes and leaves them butchered in back alleys. As the bodies mount and the politics of Victorian Ireland come to the fore, Sergeant Frohmell must find his man – or lose everything.
Years after a possible involvement in a man's death at the height of the Vietnam protests and his own drug addiction, a journalist returns to his Brooklyn childhood home in the hope of reclaiming the love of his life. Reprint.
A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of antisemitism in the 21st century, by the prize-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners. Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. It is openly spread by intellectuals, politicians and religious leaders in Europe, Asia, the Arab world, America and Africa and supported by hundreds of millions more. Indeed, today antisemitism is stronger than any time since the Holocaust. In THE DEVIL THAT NEVER DIES, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen reveals the unprecedented, global form of this age-old hatred; its strategic use by states; its powerful appeal to individuals and groups; and how technology has fueled the flames that had been smoldering prior to the millennium. A remarkable work of intellectual brilliance, moral stature, and urgent alarm, THE DEVIL THAT NEVER DIES is destined to be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year.
Bill Marston and his fiancé, Angelica, have just had their future go up in smoke. The house they built to sell has been destroyed in a lightning storm. Bill tries everything legal he possibly can to get the money he needs before the rains come and the buyer walks. He has two weeks to get started or they will lose it all. With practically no time left, he resorts to aiding smugglers to get the money he needs, but instead he ends up in the hospital. Now revenge is all he has to live for—but God intervenes wonderfully and changes Bill's and Angelica's lives forever. From Fire to Faith is tale of romance, adventure, and treachery—a story of love, desperation, and salvation by God's grace.
“Incisive wit . . . a sleuth worthy of comparison to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.”—James W. Hall Diana O’Hehir beguiled audiences with I Wish This War Were Over, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Now, she presents a mystery set in that most shadowy of landscapes: the human mind. Green Beach Manor, set on the jagged cliffs of the California coast, calls itself “A Colony for Independently Functioning Adults.” It costs a pretty penny—and Carla Day is confident that her affectionate-but-confused elderly father is getting the best care there. An accomplished former Egyptologist, he now lives in a fusion of past and present. The staff hasn’t a clue what he’s ranting about—and they’re ready to send him to what they privately call No Hope House. Then a string of suspicious events unravels. A fire starts inexplicably in the beauty parlor, and some drugs go missing. Carla, hoping to keep a close eye on her dad, lands a job as an aide at the Manor. But management has one condition: Spy for us, figure out who’s doing this—and you and your father can stay. Soon, a guest swallows glass hidden in her food. An employee dies an eerie death. And Carla’s father begins rambling not only about Egyptian pyramids, but also about a dead woman on the nearby beach. The answer may lie in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Or maybe it’s somewhere further—in the deep recesses of a brilliant old man’s memory. “One of the most intellectually delightful murder mysteries ever written . . . The narrating voice is a pleasure from beginning to end, and the reader comes away with an education in ancient Egyptology!”—Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments
Der neue Roman zum aktuellen Star Wars Kinoerfolg Rogue One. Im Fokus steht dabei die Vorgeschichte der jungen Titelheldin Jyn Erso. Als Jyn 5 Jahre alt war wurde ihre Mutter ermordet und ihr Vater entführt, um dem Imperium zu dienen. Der mürrische Einzelgänger Saw Gerrera nahm sich ihrer an und bildete sie zur Kämpferin aus. Der Beginn eines Lebens als Rebellin, die einst das Imperium in seinen Grundfesten erschüttern sollte.
In 1986, detective Gail Jensen believed she destroyed the most notorious serial killer in New York City history, "the Black Dagger Killer".It is now the year, 1999. New York City is preparing for its greatest New Year's celebration ever. The arrival of the new millennium. Thought to be dead, François Dubont, "the Black Dagger Killer" has returned to New York City. Dubont's purpose is to recover a diary from his ancestor that will grant him immortality.Once again, Gail Jensen is assigned to stop the "Black Dagger Killer". Only this time, the clock is running out for Jensen and New York City.
Essential reading for anyone interested in the most famous American crime of the twentieth century Since its original publication in 2004, The Case That Never Dies has become the standard account of the Lindbergh Kidnapping. Now, in a new afterword, historian Lloyd C. Gardner presents a surprise conclusion based on recently uncovered pieces of evidence that were missing from the initial investigation as well as an evaluation of Charles Lindbergh’s role in the search for the kidnappers. Out of the controversies surrounding the actions of Colonel Lindbergh, Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the New Jersey State Police, and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Gardner presents a well-reasoned argument for what happened on the night of March 1, 1932. The Case That NeverDies places the Lindbergh kidnapping, investigation, and trial in the context of the Depression, when many feared the country was on the edge of anarchy. Gardner delves deeply into the aspects of the case that remain confusing to this day, including Lindbergh’s dealings with crime baron Owney Madden, Al Capone’s New York counterpart, as well as the inexplicable exploits of John Condon, a retired schoolteacher who became the prosecution’s best witness. The initial investigation was hampered by Colonel Lindbergh, who insisted that the police not attempt to find the perpetrator because he feared the investigation would endanger his son’s life. He relented only when the child was found dead. After two years of fruitless searching, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, was discovered to have some of the ransom money in his possession. Hauptmann was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death. Throughout the book, Gardner pays special attention to the evidence of the case and how it was used and misused in the trial. Whether Hauptmann was guilty or not, Gardner concludes that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of first-degree murder. Set in historical context, the book offers not only a compelling read, but a powerful vantage point from which to observe the United States in the 1930s as well as contemporary arguments over capital punishment.
Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer jungen Patientin, die seit Jahren kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wieso hat sie ihr Schweigen gebrochen? Sind die Gerüchte von schwarzer Magie wahr, die in den Fluren der Anstalt kursieren? Inspector McGray geht der Fall sehr nahe, denn die junge Frau ist seine Schwester. Zusammen mit seinem Partner Ian Frey verfolgt er den Mörder durch das ganze Königreich – bis zum Pendle Hill, Sitz der gefürchteten Hexen von Lancashire, wo die beiden genialen Ermittler einem furchtbaren Geheimnis auf die Spur kommen ...
Bill Slider and his team face a mystery when an unidentifiable man appears to have committed suicide but all signs point to murder A boiling-hot August day and a handsome young man is found dead in his bath, exsanguinated. Bill Slider’s colleague takes one look at the body and is convinced something isn’t quite right. As Bill investigates, he reluctantly has to agree. But as Slider and his team try to identify the man – whose personal papers are missing, along with his wallet and keys – it seems that the more they find out about him, the less they really know . . .
Cassy Davis tries to remember the details of the delicious, earthshaking sex in her dream, despite the irritating snoring coming from her husband asleep beside her. Successfully she blocks out the snoring and recalls from her dream the passionate kisses, the desire that shook her to the depths of her soul, and passions she feared were lost to her forever. A chill blankets Cassy. She looks down at her nakedness and sees a tangle of clothing on the floor beside the bed. Oh, no! Cassy remembers everything ... Blue Eyes, as she called him her indiscretion No, no, no! How could I have done this? Cassy must face the consequences of her actions. Her indiscretion touches many people's lives. In one night, with one action, she jeopardizes everything she had always said she wanted mosther home, her husband. Be beside Cassy when she discovers betrayals. Travel with her as she searches for her truth. Discover if she finds her authenticity. Join her as she seeks happiness. Join Cassy on her life-altering journey.
Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.
Im Dezember 1926 verschwindet Agatha Christie spurlos. Eine groß angelegte Suchaktion beginnt, an der sich sogar Arthur Conan Doyle beteiligt. Doch Christie, deren jüngstes Buch »Alibi« gerade zum Welterfolg lanciert, bleibt verschwunden. Erst elf Tage später wird sie in einem Hotel gefunden, in das sie sich unter dem Namen der Geliebten ihres Mannes einquartiert hat. Bis heute weiß niemand, was damals geschah. Was, wenn Christie an einen bösartigen Widersacher geraten ist? Was, wenn sie erpresst worden ist? Was, wenn die Königin der rätselhaften Morde selbst gezwungen worden ist, ein Verbrechen zu begehen? Auf intelligente und unterhaltsame Weise erzählt Andrew Wilson in einer Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion von einem rätselhaften Fall, in dem die größte Krimiautorin der Welt selbst zur Protagonistin wird.
Even long memories fade, but murder never dies. Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher has been among TV journalism’s elite. But divorcing her network exec husband ends not only her marriage but her career, and she’s banished to tiny KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, to finish out her contract. Now she’s exploring what comes next – in her career, her life and her relationships with family, friends and those who’d like to be more than friends. But she’s not being left in peace to wrestle with these issues because she keeps being drawn in to murder investigations. Now Elizabeth, and handsome KWMT colleague Mike Paycik, rugged rancher Tom Burrell, and her colorful cast of collaborators, plunge into mysteries from the past that threaten the present. To succeed, they must untangle characters and plotlines from a long-hidden Back Story. Second edition. Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures: Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll (2019) "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series: “McLinn's mysteries set in Wyoming are addictive. The writing is excellent, the twists and turns keep the brain engaged, and Elizabeth's wry commentary keeps a smile on my face.” "I love the whole series Caught Dead in Wyoming. The writing is witty and sharp; the story is gripping; and the characters are so realistic. Even the supporting characters are fully defined and interesting. What I didn’t expect was a renewed appreciation given by this “inside” view of the world of journalism. With all the current focus on Fake News, I loved being reminded of how vital news people are to our society. E.M. Danniher changes her community and certain individuals – for the better – due to her dogged pursuit of truth and justice." "I confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them. I wish they were real." “E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.” "A terrific series with a western flair. . . . Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect." “Hoping this series lasts forever!” “McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard." If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: Proof of Innocence (set in Virginia) Price of Innocence (2019) Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (which includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
In the prime of his life, William Hendricks surrendered his wife to breast cancer. Yet he could say, 'Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.' In a warm gentle style, Bill shares God's goodness, not just even in the midst of suffering, but especially in that personal pain.
Susan Ryeland, Lektorin bei Cloverleaf Books, arbeitet schon seit Jahren mit dem Bestsellerautor Alan Conway zusammen, und die Leser lieben seine Krimis mit dem Detektiv Atticus Pünd, der seine Fälle charmant wie Hercule Poirot zu lösen pflegt. Doch in seinem neuesten Fall ist nichts wie es scheint. Zwar gibt es zwei Leichen in Pye Hall und auch diverse Verdächtige, aber die letzten Kapitel des Manuskripts fehlen und der Autor ist verschwunden. Ein merkwürdiger Brief legt nahe, dass er sich das Leben genommen hat. Susan Ryeland muss selbst zur Detektivin werden, um nicht nur den Fall der Morde von Pye Hall zu lösen, sondern auch die Umstände des Todes von Alan Conway zu enträtseln. Geschickt miteinander verwoben präsentiert der Erfolgsautor Anthony Horowitz hier zwei Krimis in einem und erzählt eine raffinierte und überaus spannende Story voller Eifersucht, Gier, Leidenschaft und Mord.