King s Ransom

King s Ransom
Author: Ed McBain,Rosalie Kerr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2007-12-27
ISBN 10: 9780194792080
ISBN 13: 0194792080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King s Ransom Book Review:

Douglas King has a king-sized problem. His chauffeur's son has been kidnapped. If he pays the ransom, it could ruin the greatest business deal of his life. If he doesn't pay it, the boys at the 87th Precinct could end up with a case of cold-blooded murder on their hands. . . .

The Fabulous Clipjoint

The Fabulous Clipjoint
Author: Fredric Brown
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 1479449075
ISBN 13: 9781479449071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fabulous Clipjoint Book Review:

Vice and murder prowl Chicago--and one man hunts a killer through the glittering Gold Coast and seamy back alleys! Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel (1948).

The Late Show

The Late Show
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 0316225975
ISBN 13: 9780316225977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Late Show Book Review:

In this first installment of the Renée Ballard series, #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces a "complicated and driven" young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat (The New York Times). Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line. Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroine, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is "a master of the genre" (Washington Post).

The Last Dance

The Last Dance
Author: Ed McBain
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-11-17
ISBN 10: 0743200470
ISBN 13: 9780743200479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Dance Book Review:

The fiftieth novel in the 87th Precinct series, Ed McBain returns to Isola, where detectives Meyer Meyer and Steve Carella investigate a murder which leads them to the seedy strip clubs and bright lights of the theater district. In this city, you can get anything done for a price. If you want someone's eyeglasses smashed, it’ll cost you a subway token. You want his fingernails pulled out? His legs broken? You want him more seriously injured? You want him hurt so he’s an invalid his whole life? You want him skinned, you want him burned, you want him—don’t even mention it in a whisper—killed? It can be done. Let me talk to someone. It can be done. The hanging death of a nondescript old man in a shabby little apartment in a meager section of the 87th Precinct was nothing much in this city, especially to detectives Carella and Meyer. But everyone has a story, and this old man’s story stood to make some people a lot of money. His story takes Carella, Meyer, Brown, and Weeks on a search through Isola’s seedy strip clubs and to the bright lights of the theater district. There they discover an upcoming musical with ties to a mysterious drug and a killer who stays until the last dance. The Last Dance is Ed McBain's fiftieth novel of the 87th Precinct and certainly one of his best. The series began in 1956 with Cop Hater and proves him to be the man who has been called “so good he should be arrested.”

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780316135467
ISBN 13: 0316135461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lincoln Lawyer Book Review:

Jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by an evil perpetrator.

Drive

Drive
Author: James Sallis
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1459629485
ISBN 13: 9781459629486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drive Book Review:

Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room .Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation's most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, ''about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. In classic noir fashion, he is double - crossed and, though before he has never participated in the violence ('I drive. That's all.'), he goes after the ones who doublecrossed and tried to kill him.''

Taking Pity

Taking Pity
Author: David Mark
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0698148444
ISBN 13: 9780698148444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Pity Book Review:

The New York Times hails David Mark's work as "in the honorable tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and Ed McBain"; in Taking Pity, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy returns for another darkly enthralling installment of this internationally acclaimed series. It’s been three months since Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy returned home, or what was left of it after a horrific tragedy. All that remained was charred masonry, broken timbers, and dried blood—a crude reminder of the home invasion and explosion that tore his house and family apart. McAvoy’s wife and daughter are safe, he’s been assured; he just wishes he knew where they were. As McAvoy wrestles with his guilt, self-hatred, and helplessness, trouble persists in stormy Hull. Organized crime emerges as the city’s latest threat, with two warring factions leaving plenty of bodies for Detective Superintendent Trish Pharaoh and her unit to clean up. Now more than ever, Pharaoh needs her sergeant to return to work and be a policeman again. She gives McAvoy a case that’s supposed to ease him back into the game: a re-investigation of a rural quadruple murder that was put to bed fifty years ago. But what was supposed to be a cut-and-dry job quickly unravels as McAvoy digs up new evidence and witness testimonies, steering him closer to some of the most notorious criminals in northern England. Fast-paced, noir-ish and fresh off the heels of Sorrow Bound’s violent finale, Taking Pity is the latest page-turning installment in the gripping Detective McAvoy series. Hailed by The New York Times as being “in the honorable tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and Ed McBain,” David Mark’s police procedurals are smart, dark, and above all, wholly captivating.

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse
Author: Lawrence Block
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 1409138593
ISBN 13: 9781409138594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse Book Review:

The 9th breakneck thriller in the Matt Scudder series, from a master of the genre. To Matt Scudder, no one can rise above the law. But when the ex-cop is privately hired to investigate the murder of a beautiful pregnant woman, he finds himself pushed to the limits of his beliefs. With every step he takes, Scudder discovers darker and more depraved secrets. Human trafficking, snuff films, murderous fetishes: the light of humanity seems all but extinguished. In the seedy underworld of New York City, nothing is sacred and anything can be bought.

Trust Your Eyes

Trust Your Eyes
Author: Linwood Barclay
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0385669585
ISBN 13: 9780385669580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Your Eyes Book Review:

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon--but has not--in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered. Thomas's brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. And now they are in the crosshairs.

The Dark Winter

The Dark Winter
Author: David Mark
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN 10: 1101599898
ISBN 13: 9781101599891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Winter Book Review:

The New York Times hails David Mark's work as "in the honorable tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and Ed McBain." DARK WINTER is the first book in the internationally acclaimed Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy series. A series of suspicious deaths have rocked Hull, a port city in England as old and mysterious as its bordering sea. They have captured the attention of Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. He notices a pattern missed by his fellow officers, who would rather get a quick arrest than bother themselves with finding the true killer. Torn between his police duties and his aching desire to spend more time with his pregnant wife and young son, McAvoy is an unlikely hero: a physically imposing man far more comfortable exploring computer databases than throwing around his muscle. Compelled by his keen sense of justice, he decides to strike out alone—but in the depths of the dark winter, it’s difficult to forget what happened the last time he found himself on the wrong side of a killer’s blade… David Mark’s latest Detective Sergeant McAvoy novel, CRUEL MERCY, is on-sale February 2017.

Making Sense of Change Management

Making Sense of Change Management
Author: Esther Cameron,Mike Green
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0749472596
ISBN 13: 9780749472597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Change Management Book Review:

The definitive, bestselling text in the field of change management, Making Sense of Change Management provides a thorough overview of the subject for both students and professionals. Along with explaining the theory of change management, it comprehensively covers the models, tools, and techniques of successful change management so organizations can adapt to tough market conditions and succeed by changing their strategies, structures, boundaries, mindsets, leadership behaviours and of course their expectations of the people who work within them. This completely revised and updated 4th edition of Making Sense of Change Management includes more international examples and case studies, emerging new thinking and practice in the area of cultural change and a new chapter on the interrelationship with project management (PM) and change management. It also covers complexity models, agile approaches, and stakeholder management along with cultural sensitivity and what to do when cultures collide. Making Sense of Change Management remains essential reading for anyone who is currently part of, or leading, a change initiative. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, making this an ideal textbook for MBA or graduate students focusing on leading or managing change.

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide
Author: James Oswald
Publsiher: Wildfire
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781472267337
ISBN 13: 1472267338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing to Hide Book Review:

The new book in the brilliant Constance Fairchild series, from one of Scotland's foremost crime writers. 'THE NEW IAN RANKIN' Daily Record 'OSWALD'S WRITING IS A CLASS ABOVE' Express Suspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain's wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the limelight. Fate has other ideas . . . Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation . . . It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks. No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the Met who would gladly see the back of her, Con can't shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice. Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose . . . 'CRIME FICTION'S NEXT BIG THING' Sunday Telegraph 'A WONDERFUL, FAST-PACED THRILLER' Michael Wood

American Crime Fiction

American Crime Fiction
Author: Peter Swirski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 331930108X
ISBN 13: 9783319301082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Crime Fiction Book Review:

Peter Swirski looks at American crime fiction as an artform that expresses and reflects the social and aesthetic values of its authors and readers. As such he documents the manifold ways in which such authorship and readership are a matter of informed literary choice and not of cultural brainwashing or declining literary standards. Asking, in effect, a series of questions about the nature of genre fiction as art, successive chapters look at American crime writers whose careers throw light on the hazards and rewards of nobrow traffic between popular forms and highbrow aesthetics: Dashiell Hammett, John Grisham, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, Nelson DeMille, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Deep Blue Good By

The Deep Blue Good By
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0812983920
ISBN 13: 9780812983920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deep Blue Good By Book Review:

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half....

The Best American Mystery Stories 2006

The Best American Mystery Stories 2006
Author: Scott Turow,Otto Penzler
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618517473
ISBN 13: 0618517472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 Book Review:

Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

The American Thriller

The American Thriller
Author: P. Cobley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN 10: 0333985125
ISBN 13: 9780333985120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Thriller Book Review:

What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates on genre in the light of audience theory, literary history and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.

Bestsellers Popular Fiction since 1900

Bestsellers  Popular Fiction since 1900
Author: C. Bloom
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2002-07-09
ISBN 10: 0230287492
ISBN 13: 9780230287495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bestsellers Popular Fiction since 1900 Book Review:

This guide and reference work of all of the bestselling books, authors and genres since the beginning of the 20th century, provides an insight into over 100 years of publishing and reading as well as taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

Neuropalliative Care

Neuropalliative Care
Author: Claire J. Creutzfeldt,Benzi M. Kluger,Robert G. Holloway
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 3319932152
ISBN 13: 9783319932156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropalliative Care Book Review:

This comprehensive guide thoroughly covers all aspects of neuropalliative care, from symptom-specific considerations, to improving communication between clinicians, patients and families. Neuropalliative Care: A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurologic Disease addresses clinical considerations for diseases such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, and severe acute brain injury, as well discussing the other challenges facing palliative care patients that are not currently sufficiently met under current models of care. This includes methods of effective communication, supporting the caregiver, how to make difficult treatment decisions in the face of uncertainty, managing grief, guilt and anger, and treating the pain itself. Written by leaders in the field of neuropalliative care, this book is an exceptional, well-rounded resource of neuropalliative care, serving as a reference for all clinicians caring for patients with neurological disease and their families: neurologists and palliative care specialists, physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, as well as trainees in these areas.

The Harry Bosch Novels

The Harry Bosch Novels
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2001-10-22
ISBN 10: 0759526281
ISBN 13: 9780759526280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harry Bosch Novels Book Review:

For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off Mulholland Drive isn't just another statistic. This one is personal. Billy Meadows was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat," fighting the VC and the fear they used to call the Black Echo. Harry let Meadows down once. He won't do it again. The Black Ice The corpse in the hotel room seems to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumors abound that the cop had crossed over-selling a new drug called Black Ice. Now Harry's making some dangerous connections, leading from the cop to a string of bloody murders, and from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In this lethal game, Harry is likely to be the next victim. The Concrete Blonde When Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the hunt for the Dollmaker-L.A.'s most bizarre serial killer. But now Church's widow is accusing Harry of killing the wrong man-a charge that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. For the second time, Harry must hunt the murderer down, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a "wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames."

The Goodbye Man

The Goodbye Man
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 0525535993
ISBN 13: 9780525535997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goodbye Man Book Review:

In this twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out . . . is to go in. In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame. Shaw's search for answers leads him to a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. But is it truly it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult with a growing body count? Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden . . . and to make sure that he or those close to him say "goodbye" forever.