The Lewis Man

Titre : The Lewis Man
Auteur : Peter May
Éditeur : Quercus
ISBN-13 : 9781623658205
Libération : 2014-09-02

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Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."

The Blackhouse

Titre : The Blackhouse
Auteur : Peter May
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780857382160
Libération : 2011-01-05

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READ THE SUNDAY TIMES AND RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER, AND THE FIRST INSTALMENT IN PETER MAY'S SENSATIONAL, MILLION-SELLING LEWIS TRILOGY. A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. A MURDER Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. A TRAP As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

The Fourth Sacrifice

Titre : The Fourth Sacrifice
Auteur : Peter May
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781780879574
Libération : 2012-06-14

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THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA SERIES, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE. THE SECOND OPINION The Chinese police have once more been forced to enlist the services of American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell: this time to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions that have taken place in Beijing. THE THIRD DEGREE Detective Li Yan is determined to discover just how one of the victims in particular, an American diplomat, became caught up in the slaying. And he is arguably even more determined to have nothing to do with Campbell. THE FOURTH SACRIFICE The polarity that once attracted Yan and Campbell eventually pulls them back into partnership. Yet the closer they are drawn to the truth, the nearer they come to a killer prepared to use extreme force to conceal it.

A Perfect Stranger

Titre : A Perfect Stranger
Auteur : Danielle Steel
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780751556735
Libération : 2015-05-28

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After the collapse of his first marriage, Alex Hale fears he will never find happiness again. Young, rich and desperately lonely, Raphaella is sentenced to an empty life in her mansion, bound by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband. Alex and Raphaella are worlds apart when life conspires to bring them together. But theirs is a love affair of stolen moments and the promise of tomorrow. Is it possible to find happiness with a perfect stranger?

The Alienist

Titre : The Alienist
Auteur : Caleb Carr
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 1588365409
Libération : 2006-10-24

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The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over. Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences. From the Paperback edition.

The Fourth Sacrifice

Titre : The Fourth Sacrifice
Auteur : Peter May
Éditeur : riverrun
ISBN-13 : 1784292699
Libération : 2016-09-08

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THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA SERIES, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE. THE SECOND OPINION The Chinese police have once more been forced to enlist the services of American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell: this time to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions that have taken place in Beijing. THE THIRD DEGREE Detective Li Yan is determined to discover just how one of the victims in particular, an American diplomat, became caught up in the slaying. And he is arguably even more determined to have nothing to do with Campbell. THE FOURTH SACRIFICE The polarity that once attracted Yan and Campbell eventually pulls them back into partnership. Yet the closer they are drawn to the truth, the nearer they come to a killer prepared to use extreme force to conceal it.

Jean Barois

Titre : Jean Barois
Auteur : Roger Martin Du Gard
Éditeur : Theclassics.Us
ISBN-13 : 1230418318
Libération : 2013-09

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1918 edition. Extrait: ...-- Mais il faut de la prudence, et je ne crois pas qu'on puisse apporter publiquement ici des preuves de cette nature, qui existent, qui sont reelles, et qui sont absolues. Ces restrictions inattendues provoquent une houleuse inquietude. Quelques murmures desapprobateurs. La majorite hesite, cherchant le vent. Me Clemenceau se leve posement. Me CLEMENCEAU.-- Monsieur le President, je vous demande la parole. Mais le general de Pellieux bondit a la barre, qu'il saisit febrilement a deux mains, et son ton cassant domine tout. M. LE GENERAL DE PELLIEUX.-- Messieurs, je demande a ajouter un mot! Le President, d'un geste, donne la parole au general. Me Clemenceau se rassied. M. LE GENERAL DE PELLIEUX.-- Me Labori a parle tout a l'heure de la revision, toujours a propos de la communication de cette piece secrete au conseil de Guerre. On n'a pas apporte la preuve de cette communication... Cette fois l'assertion est si mal defendable, --apres l'emouvante comparution de Me Salle, a qui le President a du defendre de dire ce qu'il savait, et apres la deposition formelle de Me Demange, --que la salle n'ose plus manifester, favorisant par un silence irresolu les tonitruantes protestations des amis de Dreyfus. Le general de Pellieux, surpris de cet accueil, hesite. M. LE GENERAL DE PELLIEUX.-- Je ne sais pas...- Des ricanements l'interrompent. Il fait un brusque demi-tour, offrant au public l'honnetete de son...

The Ghost Marriage

Titre : The Ghost Marriage
Auteur : Peter May
Éditeur : Editions Didier
ISBN-13 : 2278068601
Libération : 2010

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Chief inspector Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell, heroes of Poetr May's best-selling China Thrillers, return in a new story. A girl had disappeared in Peking, and the mystery is connected to a strange marital rite from China's past : the Minghun, or Ghost Marriage.

The Man from Beijing

Titre : The Man from Beijing
Auteur : Henning Mankell
Éditeur : Knopf Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780307374059
Libération : 2010-02-16

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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries comes an extraordinary stand-alone novel - both a mystery and a sweeping drama - that traces the legacy of the nineteenth-century slave trade between China and America. January 2006. In the small Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, a horrific scene is discovered: nineteen people have been tortured and massacred an the only clue is a red silk ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has a particular reason to be shocked by the crime: her mother's adoptive parents, the Andréns, are among the victims. Investigating further, she learns that an Andrén family living in Nevada has also been murdered. Travelling to Hesjövallen, she finds a diary, kept by a gangmaster on the railway built across America in the 1860s, full of vivid descriptions of the brutality with which the Chinese and other slave workers were treated. She discovers that the red silk ribbon found at the crime scene came from a local Chinese restaurant, and she learns that a Chinese man, a stranger to the town, was staying at a local boarding house at the time of the atrocity. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed such a horrific crime, but Birgitta suspects that there is much more to it, and she is determined to uncover the truth. Her search takes her from Sweden to Beijing and back, but Mankell's narrative also takes us 150 years into the past: to China and America when the hatred that fuelled the massacre was born, a hatred transformed and complicated over time and that will catch up to Birgitta as she draws ever closer to discovering who is behind the Hesjövallen murders. From the Hardcover edition.

Persian Letters

Titre : Persian Letters
Auteur : Montesquieu
Éditeur : OUP Oxford
ISBN-13 : 9780191604881
Libération : 2008-04-17

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'Oh! Monsieur is Persian? That's most extraordinary! How can someone be Persian?' Two Persian travellers, Usbek and Rica, arrive in Paris just before the death of Louis XIV and in time to witness the hedonism and financial crash of the Regency. In their letters home they report on visits to the theatre and scientific societies, and observe the manners and flirtations of polite society, the structures of power and the hypocrisy of religion. Irony and bitter satire mark their comparison of East and West and their quest for understanding. Unsettling news from Persia concerning the female world of the harem intrudes on their new identities and provides a suspenseful plot of erotic jealousy and passion. This pioneering epistolary novel and work of travel-writing opened the world of the West to its oriental visitors and the Orient to its Western readers. This is the first English translation based on the original text, revealing this lively work as Montesquieu first intended. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.