Ein Thriller, der sich um die berüchtigtste Adelsfamilie des 15. Jahrhunderts rankt. ... Der Weg gabelte sich. Zum wievielten Male? Er hatte die endlosen Stollen und Kammern nicht gezählt. Nur das Grauen in den Nischen der steinernen Wände, die gefüllt waren mit den Gebeinen zahlreicher Toter, erfüllte seinen Verstand ... Wir schreiben das Jahr 1497. In Rom treibt ein grausamer Mörder sein Unwesen, der die Leiber seiner Opfer mit dem Namen eines biblischen Dämons markiert. Unter ihnen befindet sich auch Juan Borgia, der älteste Sohn des amtierenden Papstes Alexander VI. Für den Inquisitor ist die Schuldfrage geklärt: Francesca Renzi, eine junge Frau, die auf dem Markt heilende Kräuter verkauft, soll von dem Dämon besessen sein und die Taten begangen haben. Der Kapitän der römischen Stadtwache Vincenco Petrarca, der mit Francesca in tiefer Liebe verbunden ist, ermittelt in dem Fall. Auf der Suche nach dem wahren Mörder taucht er in die Abgründe einer Stadt ein, die von Intrigen, Verblendung und zügelloser Brutalität gezeichnet ist. Doch die Zeit drängt. Wird er Francesca vor dem Tod auf dem Scheiterhaufen bewahren können? »Im Schatten der Borgias« von Holmer Rosenkranz ist ein historischer Kriminalroman, der das Mittelalter in all seinen Facetten lebendig werden lässt. In wunderschöne Worte gekleidet, verwebt der Autor die Schicksale seiner Protagonisten miteinander und setzt sie der gnadenlosen Willkür des Papsttums aus. Eine wirklich ergreifende Momentaufnahme von Roms gesellschaftlicher Ordnung im späten 15. Jahrhundert. Natalie Röllig von Lektorat Bücherseele
Death and the Devil
Author: Frank Schatzing
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the year 1260, a great cathedral, the most ambitious ecclesiastical building in all of Christendom, is rising high above the bustling city of Cologne under the supervision of the architect Gerhard Morart. Far below the soaring spires and flying buttresses, a bitter war rages between the archbishop and the city's ruling merchant families—a deadly conflict that claims Morart as the first of its many victims. But there is a witness to the murder of the unfortunate architect, pushed to his death from the cathedral's scaffolding. A cunning, street-smart, politically naive petty thief called "Jacob the Fox" has seen it all—and seeing has made him the target of a relentless and ruthlessly efficient assassin who's been stripped of his humanity by dark, hidden secrets. Ensnared in the strangling vines of a terrifying conspiracy, the Fox must now run for his life. But who—and what—is he running from?
Author: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Publisher: Tredition Classics
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
Sherlock Holmes Stories
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Gina D. B.. Clemen
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
CRIME The world’s most famous detective surprises us again with the brilliant solutions to two seemingly impossible cases. The master detective solves the case of the horrible murder of a young woman in The Speckled Band. Smile with him and Watson as they listen to the puzzling story of one of their odd clients, who is not so odd after all, in The Red-Headed League. Dossier: London at the Time of Sherlock Holmes
A Rising Man: A Novel
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Pegasus Books
In the days of the Raj, a newly arrived Scotland Yard detective is confronted with the murder of a British official—in his mouth a note warning the British to leave India, or else... Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency. The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues—arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID—embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city. Masterfully evincing the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial Calcutta, A Rising Man is the start of an enticing new historical crime series.
Act of Terror
Author: Marc Cameron
Warning: The next attack on American soil will come from within. From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American—but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annhiliation of America. Special Agent Jericho Quinn has seen the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the President, Quinn knows that these random acts of violence pose a clear and present danger. But Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn’s name is on the list. . . . Praise for the novels of Marc Cameron “Cameron delivers plenty of action along with the spycraft and weapons details that Tom Clancy fans have always loved. . . Cameron’s formidable performance puts him at the head of the pack.” —Publishers Weekly on Tom Clancy Power and Empire “Awesome.”—Brad Thor “Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful.” —Steve Berry “Cameron’s books are riveting page-turners.” —Mark Greaney #1 New York Times bestselling author “Quinn makes a formidable warrior readers will want to see more of.” —Publishers Weekly
Call After Midnight
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A ringing phone in the middle of the night begins a horrific journey for newlywed Sarah Fontaine when she is given the news that her husband, Geoffrey, has been killed in a hotel fire in Berlin.
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Catherine Shepherd
1495: In the peaceful medieval city of Zons, on the banks of the Rhine, a young woman is found hanging from a parapet, raped and mutilated. A month later, another maiden falls prey. Bastian Mühlenberg, head of the City Guard, is determined to decipher the murderer's gruesome code, unaware that he and the woman he loves are in the killer's sights. With the help of an old psychic, a priest, and the stars above, Mühlenberg must solve the “fatal puzzle” before it's too late. Present day: Journalist Emily Richter is thrilled when she's assigned a series of articles about the historic Zons killings. However, right before her stories are to be published, a young woman's body is found hanging from a city tower—grossly maimed and wearing a linen gown, like her medieval predecessors. Detective Oliver Bergmann leads the investigation, tapping the knowledge of the attractive young journalist. Working together—and using Mühlenberg's old notes—they race to stay one step ahead of the copycat killer.
Author: C. W. Grocock
Publisher: Aris & Phillips
The Ruodlieb, an anonymous narrative poem dating from the 11th century, is widely acknowledged to be one of the most interesting pieces of latin literature to have survived from the Middle Ages, albeit in a fragmentary state. The poem describes the fortunes of a young knight in a foreign country and on his return home, embodies many features both of medieval latin epic and of vernacular works such as the Nibelungenlied, looking forward in many aspects to the courtly romances of Chretien de Troyes. It thus stands in both latin and vernacular traditions, and is consequently of great interest not only to the medieval latin specialist but also to the student of medieval literature and culture in general. The text is based on a fresh examination of the existing manuscript fragments, and takes into account all previous editions: an apparatus criticus is appended. The introduction tackles questions of date and provenance, grammar, metre and literary background, whilst the commentary deals with points of philological, literary and cultural interest. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and notes.