Author: Christof Gasser
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Dramatisch, packend, einfühlsam. Die Suche nach der verschollenen Gattin eines Alt-Regierungsrates führt Journalistin Cora Johannis in ein kleines Dorf im Schwarzbubenland, dessen Bewohner sie feindselig empfangen. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunft überschlagen sich die Ereignisse: In der nahen Burgruine kommt eine junge Frau zu Tode, zwei weitere Leichen werden in einer Höhle entdeckt. Als die Kugeln eines Heckenschützen Cora knapp verfehlen, besteht kein Zweifel mehr, dass sie Verbrechern auf der Spur ist, die vor nichts zurückschrecken . . . Christof Gasser, geboren 1960 in Zuchwil bei Solothurn, war lange in der Uhrenindustrie tätig und leitete mehrere Jahre einen Produktionsbetrieb in Südostasien. Heute ist er selbstständig und unterrichtet nebenamtlich als Dozent und als freier Autor. Seine beiden Solothurn-Kriminalromane stehen seit mehreren Wochen auf den schweizerischen Bestsellerlisten.
The Richest Season
Author: Maryann McFadden
Publisher: Hachette Books
Sometimes you have to leave your life to find yourself again . . . After more than a dozen moves in twenty-five years of marriage, Joanna Harrison is lonely and tired of being a corporate wife. Her children are grown and gone, her husband is more married to his job than to her, and now they're about to pack up once more. Panicked at the thought of having to start all over again, Joanna commits the first irresponsible act of her life. She runs away to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, a place she's been to just once. She finds a job as a live-in companion to Grace Finelli, a widow who has come to the island to fulfill a girlhood dream. Together the two women embark on the most difficult journey of their lives: Joanna struggling for independence, roots, and a future of her own, as her family tugs at her from afar; and Grace, choosing to live the remainder of her life for herself alone, knowing she may never see her children again. Entwined is Paul Harrison's story as he loses his wife, his job, and everything that defines him as a man. He takes off on his own journey out west, searching for the answers to all that has gone wrong in his life. One thing remains constant: He wants his wife back. Joanna, however, is moving farther away from her old life as she joins a group dedicated to rescuing endangered loggerhead turtles, led by a charismatic fisherman unlike anyone she's ever met. The Richest Season is a stunning debut about three very different people, each changing their lives when such transformations are usually long over. It will resonate with any woman who's ever fantasized about leaving home to find herself.
Terrorwarnung in der Ambassador - ein brisanter Kriminalroman mit Sprengkraft. Ein Oberrichter, der gerade ein umstrittenes Urteil gesprochen hat, entgeht knapp einen Bombenanschlag, wenig später verschwindet sein kleiner Sohn. Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zu dem Kinderskelett, das kurz zuvor auf der Burgruine Balm gefunden wurde? Dominik Dornach uns sein Team setzen alles daran, den Jungen zu finden, als sich plötzlich Hinweise auf eine akute terroristische Bedrohung für Solothurn verdichten. Ein tödlicher Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt. Christof Gasser, geboren 1960 in Zuchwil bei Solothurn, war lange in leitender Funktion in einem Industriekonzern tätig. Heute arbeitet er als freier Autor und nebenamtlich als Dozent an der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz. Seine bereits veröffentlichten Romane mit dem Solothurner Ermittler Dominik Dornach und Staatsanwältin Angela Casagrande landeten auf Anhieb ganz oben auf den schweizerischen Bestsellerlisten.
Author: Matthew Quirk
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
A gripping thriller debut, set deep in the heart of the world's most powerful political arena A year ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, Mike Ford landed his dream job at the Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Now, he's staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by two of the world's most dangerous men. To get out, he'll have to do all the things he thought he'd never do again: lie, cheat, steal-and this time, maybe even kill. Mike grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out. As the Davies Group's rising star, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite men and women who really run Washington -- and the world. But peddling influence, he soon learns, is familiar work: even with a pedigree, a con is still a con. Combining the best elements of political intrigue and heart-stopping action, THE 500 is an explosive debut, one that calls to mind classic thrillers like The Firm and Presumed Innocent. In Mike Ford, readers will discover a new hero who learns that the higher the climb, the harder -- and deadlier -- the fall.
Author: Martin Suter
Publisher: Atlantic Books
A thriller and love story that has gripped readers across Europe, filled with culinary exploits and sexual adventures, and includes 16 recipesAs the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the scenes, even the rarefied world of haute cuisine is feeling the bite and so Maravan, a Tamil dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius, and Andrea, a stunningly beautiful waitress, find themselves out of work and needing to find another way to survive. After Maravan seduces Andrea by cooking her a dinner that fuses the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors with the necromancy of molecular gastronomy, Andrea hits upon a business idea: romantic catering for couples. But even culinary magic can't ward off recession and when their new company begins to struggle, they are forced to enter into a much more unsavory business, plunging them deep into an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts.
The Forgotten Girls
Author: Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "One of the best I've come across."-- Michael Connelly, #1 bestselling author of The Late Show The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in a remote forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, waits four long days before pulling off a risky move: releasing a photo of the victim to the media, jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation in hopes of finding anyone who knew her. The gamble pays off when a woman recognizes the victim as Lisemette, a child she cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette was a "forgotten girl", abandoned by her family and left behind in the institution. But Louise soon discovers something even more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than thirty years ago. Louise's investigation takes a surprising twist when it brings her closer to her childhood home. And as she uncovers more crimes that were committed--and hidden--in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed. Set against a moody and atmospheric landscape, THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS is twisty, suspenseful, emotionally intense novel that secures Sara Blaedel's place in the pantheon of great thriller writers.
Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
From NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLING author Joy Fielding--a chilling psychological thriller that explores the depths of psychopathic behaviour and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her daughter. When an innocent group of campers ventures to the Adirondacks for a trip, they are followed by a murderous pair... A group of unlikely travelling companions--a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her soon-to-be ex-husband's new fiancee--find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area.
Rush of Blood
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder. In the standalone novel Rush of Blood, internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham puts a sinister twist on a deceptively innocent topic: the beach vacation. Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don’t always like what they find. Buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent—not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine? Ambitiously plotted and laced with dark humor, Rush of Blood is a first-rate suspense novel about the danger of making new friends in seemingly sunny places.
Do you know Pippi Longstocking? There's no one quite like her! Her cheeky, dare-devil spirit is much loved throughout the world, making her one of the all-time greatest children's characters.
Author: Georg Büchmann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Geflügelte Worte by Georg Büchmann
Author: Steven Liebowitz
The Bible tells us that 175 years after Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt, there arose a woman, Devorah, a daughter of Ephraim, to be a Judge over her people, a prophetess and a righteous example unto them. The Bible also tells us of Devorah's husband, Lappodoth; Barak, the great Hebrew general; Sisera the Canaanite general; Yael the Kenite, slayer of Sisera; and of Sisera's mother, Betheena. The Bible touches only the high points of their lives. This is a more complete story. At story's heart, are two different views of God--God as an accessible, benign, loving and present force, and God as a distant, arbitrary, capricious and punishing monster. Devorah called the punishing fearsome God (the God of the temple and formal worship) the God of the Scrolls; and she called the benign and accessible God, the God of the Covenant. Devorah's story is the first in a series of novels based on this unique alternative view of God and its influence on the lives Old Testament characters. Titled, "The Covenant and The Scrolls, Book One" shows Devorah as a prophet, mother and the only female Judge ever to rule ancient Israel walking a tightrope between her personal view of God as an accessible, benign, loving and present force, and the prevailing traditional view of God as a distant, arbitrary, capricious and punishing power that, as the official representative of the state, she is expected to uphold. "The Covenant and The Scrolls" series describes biblical events and characters beginning with Devorah, through Kings Saul, David and Solomon, from the perspective of this unique alternative view of God and the two almost completely opposite experiences that arise from it. For example, when King Saul is centered in the Covenant, he has no headaches; but with the Scrolls, he is tortured by 'evil spirits'. Steve Liebowitz' interest in alternative views of the Bible and what else might have gone on behind the scenes, began when he read Kazantzakis' "Last Temptation of Christ" under fire during the first TET Offensive in Viet Nam in 1968. What he learned and wants to share in these books--that God is both more than and less than we've always thought Her to be, not only sustained him in the defense of his doctoral dissertation (on alternative ways of knowing) in l990, but continues to support his Business Coaching practice today. He's lived this stuff, as well as researched it. As you read, please consider that Devorah, Saul and the others in "The Covenant and The Scrolls" are probably not the only people to experience the two almost completely opposite experiences of God. Perhaps you have, too.
-The ultimate insider's guide to Queens -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (nearly 2.3 million people call Queens home) and the tourist market (over 50 million people visit New York City every year!) -Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs Staggering ethnic diversity, rich cultural history, and a robust arts scene make Queens one of the most exciting destinations in all of New York City. See and taste the world, travel back in time, and experience nature all without leaving the confines of Queens. Home to immigrants from Azerbaijan to Vietnam and everywhere in between, Queens is truly a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Eat your way through China, Malaysia, Romania, and visit a Tibetan dumpling speakeasy - no passport necessary. Visit the birthplace of religious freedom in America and then tour local Hindu, Thai and Korean temples. Marvel at migratory birds and terrapins and visit the oldest tree in New York City. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long-time resident, you'll find 111 hidden places in Queens. The most majestic of New York City's boroughs is yours to explore and discover.
-An anthropological journey, narrated in photographs, that tells the story of the Lunda people of modern-day Congo The Lunda are dignified people, powerful and faithful to their traditions. Their civilization was one of the largest in Africa in the 18th and mid-19th century, and it remains vibrant in the 21st. In Musumba, their imperial capital located in the South of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lunda rites continue to be practiced with fervor by the population, and the dynasty of kings still holds renowned traditional authority. The Italian photographer Angelo Turconi, who is well acquainted with the region, wanted to show the vitality of these Bantu people, who maintain a strong attachment to their culture and social structure despite the border divisions which occurred during the colonization period. Together with John Anthony, also a photographer, and anthropologist Manuela Palmeirim, who has authored a documented study on the Lunda culture, Turconi takes us on a journey to a part of Africa which preserves many ancient traditions and yet is firmly rooted in the present. Text in English and French.
The Coins of Judas
Author: Scott McBain
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
'The Coins of Judas' is a dramatic novel, based on a wonderful historical concept: the power of evil, given to one man.