A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It´s a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don´t have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
A Seductive Nighttime World. . . Dr. Emily Drake´s psychotherapy patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But healing these powerful beings requires an important rule: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, whose gold-flecked eyes and predatory air make Emily realize how much she longs to lose control. . . A Dark And Dangerous Hunger. . . Colin can´t believe the doctor he has to work with on the Night Butcher murder case is the one person who could expose his true identity as a wolf shifter. Smart and sexy, Emily brings out the alpha male in Colin, unleashing a wild desire that takes them both over the edge. . . But in the shadows, the Night Butcher waits, eager to spill Emily´s blood and taste her terror. And he´ll use any means to destroy her, including the one person she has grown to trust. . . ´´Highly sensual and definitely dangerous.´´ --Shannon McKenna ´´A cross between CSI and Medium, only hotter and with a hero that truly has bite!´´ --Jacquelyn Frank
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King´s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.
´Neun Jahre sind vergangen, seit Jesse (Ethan Hawke) sein Flugzeug zurück in die Vereinigten Staaten verpasst hat, um stattdessen bei Celine in Paris zu bleiben. Nun verbringt der amerikanische Schriftsteller, der seine beiden lebensverändernden Tage mit der impulsiven Französin Celine (Julie Delpy) zu zwei erfolgreichen Büchern verarbeitet hat, seinen Sommerurlaub bei Freunden in Messenien im Süden von Griechenland. Dort holt der Alltag die beiden ein und stellt sie vor eine schwierige Entscheidung. In ´´Before Sunrise´´ durfte man miterleben, wie sich die Französin Celine und der Amerikaner Jesse binnen eines Tages ineinander verlieben. In ´´Before Sunset´´ fanden sie neun Jahre später endlich zusammen. Beide Vorgängerfilme erlangten Kultstatus. Jetzt enthüllt Regisseur Richard Linklater was aus den beiden Publikumslieblingen geworden ist. --Dies ist das echte Leben. Es ist nicht perfekt, aber es ist echt. Und wenn du das nicht sehen kannst, dann bist du blind.´´ Jesse´´
The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it. But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
The author of ´´We Are Called To Rise´´ offers a story of four complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become intertwined by networks of secrecy and tragedy as well as small acts of kindness. A novel of community, ideal for book groups.
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India´s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ´midnight´s children´ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem´s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
Der Kultroman über Liebe und Einsamkeit. Joe Buck ist ein Einzelgänger. Nach dem Tod seiner Großmutter Sally, bei der er aufgewachsen ist, beschließt er, sich Cowboystiefel zu besorgen, nach New York zu fahren und bei einsamen Frauen Unterschlupf zu suchen. Doch das New York der frühen Sechziger ist kein Ort für einen Mann in Cowboystiefeln, die neue Zeit hat längst begonnen, und auf Joe warten nur Armut und Einsamkeit. Bis er dem hinkenden Gauner Ratso Rizzo begegne. Ihre Freundschaft, ihre Liebe zählt zu den schönsten der amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte. ´´Wer dieses Buch liest, wird mitgenommen in eine Halbwelt von Illusionen, Einsamkeit und sexueller Gewalt, aber auch eine Halbwelt von Freundschaft und Liebe. Ohne jeden Sozialkitsch, sondern mit einer Würde und einer literarischen Intensität, die ihresgleichen suchen.´´ Daniel Schreiber. ´´Joe Buck ist ein durch und durch wunderbarer Charakter.´´ Tennessee Williams
The new book from the number one bestselling author of The Son and The Snowman, Jo Nesbo Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo´s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd´s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman´s men are getting closer...
The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare´s newest series, The Dark Artifices , a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions... Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters´ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare´s Dark Artifices series. Praise for Lady Midnight : ´Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.´ Kirkus Reviews ´Fresh and...wonderfully told.´ Booklist ´Clare´s well-developed protagonists..., pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.´ Publishers Weekly ´Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.´ School Library Journal´
Suspecting that there is more to Lord John Blackwood, a wounded war hero, than meets the eye, independent Lady Arabella Blydon determines to heal his shattered spirit, but nothing is as terrifying to his tormented heart than Arabella. She´s intoxicating, infuriating--and she makes him want to live again. (August) Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Happens in London and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, dazzles in Dancing at Midnight, a romance that brings together a bluestocking lady and a wounded war hero.