Paris, 1774. Commissioner Le Floch's stormy love affair with socialite Julie de Lasterieux has run its course. But before Nicolas can formally end the relationship, Julie is found murdered in her bed, a victim of poisoning.For now, he retains the confidence of even the King, who sends him on a secret intelligence mission. But a plot is afoot to implicate Nicolas in Julie's death, and he is soon fighting to uncover the perpetrators and clear his name.
L'enquête russe : No10
Author: Jean-François Parot
Publisher: JC Lattès
1782. La France et les Insurgents américains sont en passe de l’emporter sur l’Angleterre. Le tsarévitch Paul, sous le nom de comte du Nord, séjourne incognito à Paris, étape de son tour d’Europe. Versailles entend se concilier les faveurs de l’héritier de l’empire russe. Nicolas Le Floch reçoit mission de Sartine et de Vergennes de monter un subterfuge lui permettant de gagner la confiance du fils de Catherine II. Qui assassine au même moment le comte de Rovski, ancien favori de la tsarine, exilé à Paris ? Au cours d’une enquête minutieuse, et tout en participant aux divers événements de la visite princière, Nicolas Le Floch et l’inspecteur Bourdeau vont avancer pas à pas, de surprise en surprise, dans les milieux parisiens du jeu, de la galanterie, du négoce et de l’espionnage. Y a-t-il un lien entre ce crime et des meurtres à l’ambassade russe ? Qui massacre des filles galantes des boulevards ? Quel jeu pratiquent les entours du prince ? Qui est la mystérieuse princesse de Kesseoren, escroc de haut vol ? Que vient faire dans cet imbroglio un agent du Congrès américain protégé par Benjamin Franklin ? Nicolas parviendra-t-il à dénouer les écheveaux mêlés de ces intrigues ? Quelle découverte lui réserve une quête qui mettra une nouvelle fois en cause ses fidélités ? Entouré des siens sous la houlette incertaine d’un Sartine tortueux, le commissaire des Lumières affrontera périls et trahisons...
Fin de siècle Paris: the world of Verlaine and Zola, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec; a time of anarchists, scientists, and occultists, when can-can skirts were raised at the Moulin Rouge and fortunes were lost on the Panama Canal. Armand de Valois was one of these latter unfortunates, stricken by yellow fever at the site of his ruin. When his widow Odette disappears into his tomb in the Père-Lachaise cemetery and never returns, her maid Denise fears the worst. Alone in the great metropolis, Denise knows just one person she can go to for help: Odette's former lover, Victor Legris. When the frightened girl turns up at his bookshop, Victor feels there must be a simple explanation for Odette's disappearance. But it soon becomes apparent that something sinister lies behind events at the Père-Lachaise. When Denise turns up drowned in the Seine, and Odette's corpse is found buried in an overgrown backyard, Victor throws himself into his second investigation, aided by his trusty assistant Joseph and much to his lover Tasha's chagrin. Once again, Paris and its denizens come alive, and events of world and local history give the mystery a thrilling backdrop. From the the Bois de Vincennes to the streets of Saint-Germain, from trams to carriages, from artists' lofts to coffee bars, diligently researched and tightly plotted, The Disappearance at Père-Lachaise immerses readers in a fascinating mystery in the glorious City of Light.
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Author: Pete Hill
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors Pete Hill, this guidebook, covering all the basic rock climbing skills and climbing equipment, is invaluable not only for beginners but also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge of climbing single- and multi-pitch routes. Rock climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and this book is designed for anyone who wishes to take it up as a sport. It covers subjects including equipment, knots, belaying, leading, seconding and abseiling. Many other peripheral skills are also covered, and the whole book is highly illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout. Special 'Tips' and 'Notes' boxes highlight important techniques and observations, and the book is presented in such a way as to make learning to climb as easy and enjoyable as possible. Whether you are just starting out or are already experienced on rock, the contents of this book will help you to enjoy climbing safely and with confidence.
One Corpse Too Many
Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Head of Zeus
In the Summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield.
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of unsaturated soil mechanics. * Offers extensive sample problems with an accompanying solutions manual. * Brings together the rapid advances in research in unsaturated soil mechanics in one focused volume. * Covers advances in effective stress and suction and hydraulic conductivity measurement.
The identification of meso-scale phenomena – occurring between microscopic and continuum length scales – has been one of the most exciting developments in rock mechanics in the last decade. Meso-scale phenomena are considered as the bridge between the two length scales in understanding shear between material interfaces as well as particulate systems and in studying material response. Examples are the initiation of seismic slip along fault planes at great depths at rates nearing shock conditions, and the initiation and rapid runout of landslides near the earth’s surface. Additionally, the basic physics of thermo-poro-mechanical coupling can be elucidated through a meso-scale mechanics approach as a means of understanding the loss of shearing resistance when water and heat are trapped inside almost impervious clay layers under great pressure. This book presents a collection of 21 current, peer-reviewed articles on shear physics at the meso-scale in earthquake and landslide mechanics, authored by leading international experts in the field. Contributions are grouped in 5 chapters, discussing (1) the dynamics of frictional slip, (2) fault gauge mechanics, (3) experimental fault zone mechanics, (4) granular shear and liquefaction, and (5) landslides’ dynamics. This research area has broad applications to the fields of earth sciences and geoengineering, with immediate bearing on our understanding of both earthquake and landslide mechanics, two geological processes that pose great risk to man kind worldwide.
Author: Jimin Wang, 王吉民, 伍連德
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
This work is a chronicle of medical happenings in China from ancient times down to the present day. It meets a long-felt demand for a concise and authoritative account of one of the most fascinating subjects in the evolutionary story of the Chinese people. The book consists of two parts: the first part deals with pure Chinese art and practice while the second part covers events after the advent of occidental medicine. Of late, considerable interest has been centered on China and things Chinese. This new edition, containing an epitome of all that is known both of the development of the indigenous art and the impact of modern medical science, will be greeted with an enthusiastic response. The author has spent over 16 years on this work. Hundreds of books and articles, both in English and Chinese, have been consulted and several doctors of the old school have been engaged to offer their expertise.
SBC11 Contract Administration Guide
Author: David Chappell, Royal Institute of British Architects, Joint Contracts Tribunal
The 2011 Contract Administration Guides have been fully updated to accompany both the:o newly-released 2011 JCT Contractso new range of corresponding Contract Administration FormsRecommended by JCT, each short guide offers clear, authoritative instructions to completing and administering both the contract itself and the relevant administration forms. They include clear worked examples of every relevant contract administration form with notes about their use, completion and issue. The detailed guidance extends to how to complete the Articles, Recitals and Contract Particulars, invaluable to those unfamiliar with contract formation of who simply need a reference to check they have the details right. Useful checklists also contain action reminders at the different stages together with a clause-by-clause list of the duties that the Architect or Contract Administrator must carry out, as well as those that are optional.
Au Soleil De Juillet 1829-1830
Author: Lecturer School of Biological Science Paul Adam, PhD, Paul Adam
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Au soleil de juillet (1829-1830) by Paul Adam