Gut, aber tot
Author: Eva Rossmann
Publisher: Folio Verlag
V.A. – Heißt das Vegane Anarchie? Eine internationale Bewegung radikaler Fleischverweigerer fordert mit ihren Aktionen nicht bloß die "Landsleute" heraus. "MitTier" betreibt Gnadenhöfe. Arbeiten sie ausschließlich zum Wohl alter, kranker Tiere? Dass ein Werbe-Guru von geretteten Füchsen angeknabbert wird, soll freilich niemand erfahren. Dann wird ein junger Bauer erschossen. Und eine Berliner Kabarettistin verschwindet spurlos. Im Bekennerschreiben steht: "Die Schweine rächen sich." Bei Tiertransporten gibt es keine Kontrollen. Kriegsflüchtlinge aber stehen vor geschlossenen Grenzen. Die Wiener Journalistin Mira Valensky und ihre Freundin Vesna Krainer erfahren Mörderisches über den Umgang mit Menschen und Tieren.
Author: Graham Moore
Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.
Author: Eva Rossmann
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
In der Wiener Innenstadt wird ein russischer Oligarch ermordet aufgefunden, an einen Liegestuhl gefesselt und gefoltert. Die Journalistin Mira Valensky meint ihn zu kennen und schaltet sich in die Ermittlungen ein. Wer steckt hinter dem Mord? Skrupellose russische Geschäftsleute, die russische Mafia oder sind es enttäuschte Anleger, die in den Ruin getrieben wurden? Der Oligarch hatte in großem Stil in Österreich investiert und sich damit nicht nur Freunde gemacht. Mira reist auf der Suche nach der Dolmetscherin des Ermordeten schließlich nach Moskau - und wird von einer Verfolgerin zur Verfolgten ...
Trust No One
Author: Paul Cleave
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter--a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of forty-nine, Jerry's crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: the stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes"--
Brenner and God
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House
Introducing one of Europe's most widely popular detective series Wanting out of high-stress detective work, Simon Brenner takes a calming job as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old girl back and forth in a soothing ride along the Autobahn between her father, a construction tycoon in Munich, and her mother, an abortion doctor in Vienna. Except then one day he stops at a gas station to buy the little girl a chocolate bar and comes back to find she’s been kidnapped . . . and suddenly he’s out of a job, thoroughly stressed out, and a detective again. With no shortage of leads—both the father’s latest development and the mother’s clinic are under siege by protestors—Brenner makes his way through a powerful cast of characters and a growing pile of bodies to solve the crime in the only way he knows how: By being in precisely the right place at the worst possible time. Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that’s even sharper, and one of the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton and Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Will Trent have their work cut out for them when the prime suspect in a shoreside murder winds up dead in his holding cell.
Author: Toby Barlow
Publisher: Harper Collins
An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.'s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they're bent on domination at any cost. Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she's more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results. Blending dark humor and epic themes with card-playing dogs, crystal meth labs, surfing, and carne asada tacos, Sharp Teeth captures the pace and feel of a graphic novel while remaining "as ambitious as any literary novel, because underneath all that fur, it's about identity, community, love, death, and all the things we want our books to be about" [Nick Hornby, The Believer].
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When a hardened cop turned Private Investigator gets a call about a woman he hasn’t seen in thirty years, he must race to Texas to stop the stalker terrorizing her. A blistering new thriller from the bestselling author of Smash Cut. Colleagues, friends, and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules get in his way—in his private life as well as his professional one. If he breaks a heart, or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so without hesitation or apology. That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King—who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams—asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter…the daughter Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to ignore Caroline’s call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas: guilt. Dodge’s mind may be a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger. She has become the object of desire of a coworker, a madman, and genius with a penchant for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry’s life hell, and who now has vowed to kill her. Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail of clues as he lethally works his way toward Berry. Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge, who’s survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses, realizes that this time he’s in for the fight of his life. From acclaimed bestselling author Sandra Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances.
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes. These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history. Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.
Author: Kathryn Bruton
Salads are perfect for big-flavour meals, but pre-made ones are often covered with sugary dressings and full of preservatives for extended shelf life, so Kathryn Bruton has ramped up the health-factor with her range of skinny salads to suit everyone, whether they want something warming and comforting, refreshing and revitalising or all-out wow. Chapters cover Gloriously Green, Comfort, Simple, Classics, Show-Off and Fruit Salads, and include gluten and dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes. Plus there's a section with extra-good-for-you dressings, condiments and pickles. From warming Kofta Salad, a `Wind me Down' Winter's Evening Salad and tasty Spiced Roasted Plum Salad to a twist on the classic, Caesar Salad with Purple Kale, Kathryn minimises the use of sugary, heavy dressings and bland leaves and brings fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients. Each salad is less than 300 calories per portion but still jam-packed with flavour.
Best Day Ever
Author: Kaira Rouda
"As I opened the door and stepped into the humid night, her scream followed me out. But I knew there was still love for me in her heart... I'm unforgettable." Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend at the cottage? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage...or a life.
Author: Friedrich Glauser
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Wenn der Ermittler in einem erstmals 1937/38 erschienenen Schweizer Krimi kiffen darf und diese neue Erfahrung begeistert mit einem "cheibe suber isch es gsy" kommentiert -- dann kann nur Friedrich Glauser der Autor sein...In der "Fieberkurve" geht es nicht nur die Aufkl�rung zweier aktueller und eines lange vergangenen ungekl�rten Todesfalles -- es geht auch um Studers Jugendtr�ume, die er nun, gerade eben Gro�vater geworden, von einer anderen Seite sieht: Ein Teil der Handlung spielt im Maghreb, bei der Fremdenlegion. Und es geht um arme Teufel, die das Schicksal �ber Geb�hr gebeutelt hat.Zun�chst aber beginnt alles in Paris, wo Studer ein eigenartiger Geistlicher, ein "p�re blanc" vorgestellt wird, dem in einem Fremdenlegion-Posten vom "Hellseherkorporal" zwei Morde prophezeit worden waren. Studer lernt bald auch Marie Cleman kennen, ein "suubers Meitschi", das seine v�terlichen Gef�hle weckt -- aber auch sie ist in den Fall verwickelt. Und er findet heraus, dass es um viel Geld geht -- und darum, dass l�ngst nicht alle Beteiligten das sind, das sie scheinen -- oder doch? Vieles spielt au�erdem noch mit hinein, z.B. innerschweizerische Animosit�ten und der franz�sische Geheimdienst -- eine etwas wirre Geschichte, zugegeben, die aber doch v�llig logisch endet. Man merkt allerdings, dass der Roman erstmals in Fortsetzungen erschienen ist.
When a woman’s body is found at the foot of a cliff near the idyllic French town of St. Denis, chief of police Bruno Courrèges suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands above: a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold. With the help of Amélie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance. And her ties to Islamic terrorists—not to mention the return of an old flame of Bruno’s, who is assigned to work with him on the case—only heightens the pressure to unravel the centuries-old mystery. As Bruno works to connect the tangled threads of past and present, he nonetheless finds time, naturellement, to enjoy the wine, food, and beauty of the Périgord region.
Author: Alfred Kolleritsch, Paul F. Dvorak
Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)
Kolleritsch transforms what might appear to be a timeworn "historical" theme into a semi-autobiographical statement about the present as the evil from the past latently and semiconsciously pervades the present. The scars on Joseph's body from his past are rediscovered in the virtually unreformed lives of his fellow countrymen."--BOOK JACKET.