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Tradimento a Lisson Grove (Il Giallo Mondadori)

Tradimento a Lisson Grove (Il Giallo Mondadori)

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852051791
Pages: 252
Year: 2014-07-03
Venti di rivolta soffiano sull'Europa. Negli ambienti governativi si teme che un'ondata di violenza possa travolgerli da un momento all'altro in un bagno di sangue. A Londra la Sicurezza nazionale è al corrente di un complotto, ma non ne conosce i capi e nemmeno gli obiettivi. L'ispettore Thomas Pitt è determinato a scoprire gli uni e gli altri, prima che il paese precipiti nell'anarchia. Prima che dai candelotti di dinamite e da qualche omicidio sporadico si passi al brutale rovesciamento dell'ordine costituito. Ma quando si ritrova a inseguire un sospetto terrorista fino in Francia, il suo superiore Narraway viene incastrato e rimosso con l'accusa di aver provocato la morte di un informatore. Charlotte Pitt, in ansia per la carriera del marito, decide di seguire con Narraway una pista in Irlanda per aiutarlo a dimostrare la propria innocenza. È chiaro che una precisa volontà sta tramando per dividere il fronte della legge. E che solo se i due uomini riusciranno a tornare in patria e a riunire le forze contro i cospiratori, l'Inghilterra potrà fermarsi a un passo dal baratro.
Corridors of the Night

Corridors of the Night

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553391399
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-09-15
Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away. Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, Corridors of the Night is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best. Praise for Corridors of the Night “[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”—Historical Novels Review “Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.”—Providence Journal “Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory.”—Bookreporter Praise for Anne Perry and Her William Monk novels Blood on the Water “One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.”—The Washington Times Blind Justice “[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”—Huntington News A Sunless Sea “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger Execution Dock “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.
Ashworth Hall

Ashworth Hall

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345514211
Pages: 373
Year: 2011
Scotland Yard's Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his clever spouse, Charlotte, investigate a murder at a secret summit of Irish political figures that threatens to precipitate a civil war.
The "Canary" Murder Case (A Philo Vance Detective Story)

The "Canary" Murder Case (A Philo Vance Detective Story)

Author: S. S. Van Dine
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379849
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-01-15
This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The "Canary" Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery. S. S. Van Dine was born Willard Huntington Wright in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1888. He attended St. Vincent College, Pomona College and Harvard University, but failed to graduate, leaving to cultivate contacts he had made in the literary world. At the age of twenty-one, Wright began his professional writing career as literary editor of the Los Angeles Times. In 1926, Wright published his first S. S. Van Dine novel, The Benson Murder Case. Wright went on to write eleven more mysteries. The first few books about his upper-class amateur sleuth, Philo Vance, were so popular that Wright became wealthy for the first time in his life. His later books declined in popularity as the reading public's tastes in mystery fiction changed, but during the late twenties and early thirties his work was very successful.
More Holmes for the Holidays

More Holmes for the Holidays

Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101203986
Pages: 272
Year: 2001-10-01
Today’s best mystery writers feature Arthur Conan Doyle’s inimitable Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in an anthology of original holiday whodunits. Berkley Prime Crime is proud to present More Holmes for the Holidays—in which the beloved duo returns to the scene of the crime. Includes stories by: Anne Perry * Loren D. Estleman * Carolyn Wheat * Peter Lovesey * Bill Crider * Daniel Stashower * Edward Hoch * Tanith Lee * Jon Breen * L.B. Greenwood * Barbara Paul “True to the spirit of Conan Doyle’s original creation . . . should please Baker Street fans.”—Publishers Weekly “Clever plotting and superior imitations of Watson’s narrative voice makes this an above average anthology of new Sherlockian adventures.”—Boston Herald “Each tale glows with Victorian warmth in this new round of adventures . . . a fitting sequel to the first such collection.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Fans of Holmes have a holiday treat as a group of modern writers venerates the master with winning stories that Mr. Doyle would have enjoyed.”—Painted Rock Reviews
QED: Queen's Experiments in Detection

QED: Queen's Experiments in Detection

Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504016580
Pages: 234
Year: 2015-07-28
Ellery Queen investigates the death of a chrysanthemum king, as well as fourteen other mysteries When Godfrey Mumford retired to focus on his chrysanthemums, he was worth a little over $5 million. A decade later, his family gathered for his birthday, he delivers shocking news: Thanks to poor investments on behalf of his financial manager, every penny is gone. The house is mortgaged, the stocks are sold—the only valuable item remaining is a priceless chrysanthemum pendant that once belonged to the emperor of Japan. It is Mumford’s prized possession, and it will be his doom. Soon after Mumford is paralyzed by a stroke, he is found murdered. The bizarre death catches the eye of world-famous detective Ellery Queen, who will unravel the mystery of this novella, Mum’s the Word, with the same elegance that he brings to each of the stories in this marvelous collection.
The Murderer is a Fox

The Murderer is a Fox

Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1625672209
Pages: 226
Year: 2017-02-07
World War II hero Davy Fox has returned to his New England hometown of Wrightsville a changed man. When his wife Linda wakes up to find Davy's hands squeezed around her neck, it takes all of her strength to get away. But Davy is more than shellshocked from the war. He's haunted by events of twelve years before, when his mother was murdered by his father, Bayard, who is serving life in prison and had always insisted that he was not the one who killed his wife. Linda hopes that if Davy's father could be proved innocent, it might clear the conscience of her young, angry war hero husband, saving her marriage and herself. She suggests to Davy that they seek out Ellery Queen, a New York writer whom she remembers successfully solved a previous Wrightsville mystery. For Queen, the case is a long shot: with his only witnesses people closely connected to the victim, and Queen's only clue Bayard Fox's insistence of innocence, the clearest path leads back to the man already serving a life sentence. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, Queen returns to the house where the murder took place, a house preserved down to the smallest detail precisely as it had been when the tragedy struck. And here he finds the clues that blast the case wide open. From his first appearance in print in 1929, Ellery Queen became one of America’s most famous and beloved fictional detectives. Over the course of nearly half a century, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, the duo writing team known as Ellery Queen, won the prestigious Edgar Award multiple times, and their contributions to the mystery genre were recognized with a Grand Master Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. Their fair-play mysteries won over fans due to their intricate puzzles that challenged the reader to solve the mystery alongside the brilliant detective. Queen’s stories were among the first to dominate the earliest days of radio, film, and television. Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, which the writers founded and edited, became the world’s most influential and acclaimed crime fiction magazine.
The Devil to Pay

The Devil to Pay

Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 162567192X
Pages: 200
Year: 2017-02-07
When every last one of the Ohippi hydro-electric power plants are destroyed by flood, Rhys Jardin is one of many who loses everything. But somehow Jardin's longtime partner, finance magnate Solly Spaeth, manages to come out of it wealthier than before, thanks to a brilliant-if-underhanded move to sell off his shares before disaster struck. Spaeth has more than enough money to rebuild the plants, but why should he, with the law on his side? The only problem is that Spaeth's son Walter, an idealistic journalist, is in love with Jardin's daughter. When he pleads for his father's mercy, he finds himself disinherited from the will. Walter enlists the help of Ellery Queen, a mystery author in town to try his hand at screenwriting for Hollywood, to secretly buy back the auctioned Jardin-family belongings on their behalf. But before Queen can walk away, Solly Spaeth turns up dead. Now embroiled in a real-life mystery, Queen must figure out a way to weed through the suspects, all the while proving himself a player in Hollywood. Unfortunately for Queen, Spaeth's extreme wealth can only be matched by the number of his enemies.
Blood on the Moon

Blood on the Moon

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453227970
Pages: 262
Year: 2011-08-30
A Los Angeles homicide detective must catch a serial killer in this breathtaking crime novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of L.A. Confidential. Lloyd Hopkins was not yet a cop when the Watts riots ripped Los Angeles apart. A member of the California National Guard, he had dreams of trading in his khaki uniform for blue—of serving and protecting instead of learning to kill. Called in to patrol the streets of South Central Los Angeles during the riots, he discovered that safeguarding his city often meant shedding blood. Seventeen years later, Hopkins wears plainclothes. He has everything he had dreamed of as a young soldier: a wife, a family, and a detective’s commission. But the city’s finest homicide detective is about to be tested. Twenty women are dead, and to find their killer, this good cop must learn to think like a madman. From a modern master of the noir novel, James Ellroy's bestselling, acclaimed crime fiction captures the seamy side of Los Angeles like no other author since Raymond Chandler.
Ten Days' Wonder

Ten Days' Wonder

Author: Ellery Queen
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049982832
Pages:
Year: 2013-02-05
To help an amnesiac, Ellery Queen must destroy the sick man’s family Howard Van Horn wakes up in a Bowery flophouse. His knuckles are bruised, his head is bloodied, all his valuables are gone, and he has a strong urge to leap out the window. He has been unconscious for nineteen days—another in a long line of amnesiac episodes that have destroyed this once-promising sculptor. As he comes to grips with this latest blackout, he realizes something awful. The blood on his clothes suggests that another life has been wrecked. Van Horn goes to an old friend, amateur sleuth Ellery Queen, who works hand in hand with the New York Police Department. Though Queen has solved countless murders, never before has he been asked to determine whether a crime was committed at all. To get to the root of the sculptor’s attacks, Queen forces him to return to Boston, to confront a family secret so dark that Van Horn’s mind destroyed itself rather than face it.
The Modern Procession

The Modern Procession

Author: Francis Alÿs
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 156
Year: 2004
On the morning of Sunday, June 23, 2002, 100 participants gathered at The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, along with a 12-person Peruvian brass band, and a horse, dogs, and numerous palanquins, atop which sat replicas of three masterpieces from the museum's collection--Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Duchamp's ready-made "Bicycle Wheel" and a Giacometti--and a living representative of contemporary art, Kiki Smith. Three hours later they ended their procession at the museum's new temporary home, in Queens. Along the way, which ran from 11 West 53 Street, over the Queensboro Bridge, and up Queens Boulevard, the procession absorbed 100 additional participants, and enacted a very public spectacle--part saint's day procession and part secular celebration--of the museum's historic move to MoMA QNS.
Revenge in a Cold River

Revenge in a Cold River

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101886366
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-09-06
Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In Revenge in a Cold River, Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hell-bent on vengeance. When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk’s memory loss—a secret he guards closely—leaves him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco. And now McNab, as icy and unfathomable as the steel-gray Thames itself, appears intent on using whatever damning facts he can find to his advantage to ruin Monk’s future as an officer of the law. As Monk explores the possibility of a conspiracy, McNab’s game of cat and mouse escalates, with veiled threats and cryptic insinuations. Snared in an unforeseen trap, a desperate Monk must turn to his wife, Hester, and friend and attorney Oliver Rathbone for help, as his life literally hangs in the balance. With razor-edged suspense and shocking twists and turns, Revenge in a Cold River is Anne Perry at her most intense—and most satisfying. Praise for Revenge in a Cold River “Fascinating and addictive . . . Another strong historical mystery that is true in both culture and manners to its Victorian setting.”—New York Journal of Books “Perry is a master storyteller whose writing encompasses rich detail and nuance. . . . [Revenge in a Cold River] is her best to date.”—The Star-Ledger “The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel.”—The New York Times Book Review Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels Corridors of the Night “[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”—Historical Novels Review Blood on the Water “One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.”—The Washington Times Blind Justice “[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”—Huntington News A Sunless Sea “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The New York Times Book Review Acceptable Loss “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger
Slaves of Obsession

Slaves of Obsession

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345446895
Pages: 352
Year: 2011-04-27
The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence. For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Alberton’s armaments. Soon Monk and Hester’s forebodings are fulfilled as one member of the party is brutally murdered and two others disappear– along with Alberton’s entire inventory of weapons. As Monk and Hester track the man they believe to be the murderer all the way to Washington, D.C., and the bloody battlefield at Manassas, Slaves of Obsession twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse and holds the reader breathless and spellbound. . . .
The Mind Thing

The Mind Thing

Author: Fredric Brown
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 0575102632
Pages: 189
Year: 2011-09-29
HE was really an "IT" He was incapable of love or mercy or hate. And he certainly never felt the lack. He was almost pure thought. He was just doing what he had to do - looking for the right body to play host to him. Once he found it and moved in, he would execute one of the most incredible plans ever conceived. He would be hailed as a hero on his own planet and EARTH WOULD NEVER KNOW WHAT HIT IT!
A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Journey

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345482492
Pages: 192
Year: 2004-10-26
Readers of Anne Perry’s bestselling suspense novels revel in a world that is all their own, sharing the privileged existence of Britain’s wealthy and powerful elite in West End mansions and great country houses. It is also a world in which danger bides in unsuspected places and the line between good and evil can be razor thin. This new novel features Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould–one of the most memorable characters from the Thomas Pitt series–who appears here as a lively young woman, the ultimate aristocrat who can trace her blood to half the royal houses of Europe. It’s Christmas and the Berkshire countryside lies wrapped in winter chill. But the well-born guests who have gathered at Applecross for a delicious weekend of innocent intrigue and passionate romance are warmed by roaring fires and candlelight, holly and mistletoe, good wine and gorgeously wrapped gifts. It’s scarcely the setting for misfortune, and no one–not even that clever young aristocrat and budding sleuth Vespasia Cumming-Gould–anticipates the tragedy that is to darken this light-hearted holiday house party. But soon one young woman lies dead, a suicide, and another is ostracized, held partly responsible for the shocking turn of events. To expiate her guilt, Gwendolen Kilmuir sets out for the Scottish Highlands, hoping to explain to the dead girl’s mother the circumstances surrounding the sorrowful act–and to bring her back to England for the funeral. Gwendolen’s sole companion on this nightmarish journey is Vespasia. As Vespasia learns more about the victim and the ugly forces that shaped her desperate deed, she understands the heartbreaking truth of the tragedy. From the Hardcover edition.