Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0316498963
ISBN 13: 9780316498968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Troubled Blood Book Review:

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . .

Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0751579963
ISBN 13: 9780751579963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Troubled Blood Book Review:

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . . A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Praise for the Strike series: 'A blistering piece of crime writing' Sunday Times 'The work of a master storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'Unputdownable' Daily Express 'Highly inventive storytelling' Guardian 'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' Sunday Mirror 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' Independent 'Outrageously entertaining' Financial Times

Storm Red

Storm Red
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780751579949
ISBN 13: 0751579947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Storm Red Book Review:

A new novel from Little, Brown

Storm Red

Storm Red
Author: ANONYMOUS.
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780751579932
ISBN 13: 0751579939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Storm Red Book Review:

Praise for the Strike series: 'The work of a master storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'A blistering piece of crime writing' Sunday Times 'Unputdownable' Daily Express 'Highly inventive storytelling' Guardian 'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' Sunday Mirror 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' Independent 'Outrageously entertaining' Financial Times

The Nemesis Manifesto

The Nemesis Manifesto
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1250751136
ISBN 13: 9781250751133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Nemesis Manifesto Book Review:

Russian meddling, American fragmentation, and global politics collide in this action-packed, international thriller. In The Nemesis Manifesto, New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader, "the master of the smart thriller,"* delivers an epic and harrowing adventure of the predatory forces that are threatening the very fabric of democracy and kicks off a compelling new series with a singular new hero for our time. Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together...and before her name comes up on the kill list. The list belongs to a mysterious cabal known only as Nemesis, a hostile entity hell-bent on tearing the United States apart. As Evan tracks them from Washington D.C. to the Caucasus Mountains, from Austria to a fortress in Germany where her own demons reside, she unearths a network of conspirators far more complex than anyone could have imagined. Can Evan uproot them before Nemesis forces bring democracy to its knees? *Nelson DeMille At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Diamond Queen of Singapore

The Diamond Queen of Singapore
Author: Ian Hamilton
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1487002076
ISBN 13: 9781487002077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Diamond Queen of Singapore Book Review:

After the father of Ava’s best friend, Mimi, loses his family’s savings in a Ponzi scheme, Mimi turns to her old friend for help. Ava launches an investigation that sends her from Amsterdam to Antwerp and then to Singapore. As she tracks the money, Ava is reminded of an old case she worked with Uncle years before that took her to Singapore for the first time. In her mind, the two cases begin to merge, and as they do, Uncle becomes visible to Ava, counselling her and urging her to make use of her new triad connections. Ava is reluctant to do so, but Uncle is persistent, and soon Ava finds herself in conflict with one of the most influential family dynasties in Singapore and eventually back in Toronto, where she confronts the new face of power and corruption.

Rambles Beyond Railways

Rambles Beyond Railways
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1851
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590249119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rambles Beyond Railways Book Review:

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0316206865
ISBN 13: 9780316206860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cuckoo's Calling Book Review:

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The Last Trial

The Last Trial
Author: Scott Turow
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 1538748088
ISBN 13: 9781538748084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Trial Book Review:

Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller from Scott Turow: a "brilliant courtroom chess match" about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.

The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1509889531
ISBN 13: 9781509889532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Darkest Evening Book Review:

DCI Vera Stanhope returns in The Darkest Evening, the ninth novel in Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves' enduringly popular series. Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly. But the snow is so heavy, she becomes disoriented and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child's mother, and if so, what happened to her? A classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist, Ann Cleeves returns with a brilliant Vera novel to savour.

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter
Author: Beatrice Groves
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 135197873X
ISBN 13: 9781351978736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Book Review:

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader’s understanding of Rowling’s literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Lethal White

Lethal White
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Little, Brown and Company
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0316422746
ISBN 13: 9780316422741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lethal White Book Review:

"Rowling's wizardry as a writer is on fulsome display" (USA Today) in this #1 New York Times bestseller from the international bestselling author Robert Galbraith. When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott-once his assistant, now a partner in the agency-set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been-Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that. The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

The Geometry of Holding Hands

The Geometry of Holding Hands
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0735280142
ISBN 13: 9780735280144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Geometry of Holding Hands Book Review:

Isabel Dalhousie applies her moral philosopher's mind to wrongdoings in Edinburgh, and will have to call upon her powers of deduction and her unflappable moral code to unravel another social mystery in the new novel from the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Isabel Dalhousie finds herself entangled in some tricky familial and financial situations that will require all of her kindness, charm and philosophical expertise to navigate. Just when Isabel and Jamie finally seem to have some time to connect and unwind, a wealthy Edinburgh resident reaches out to Isabel with an unusual request--he would like her to become the executor of his large Highland estate. Though Isabel initially demurs, he presses on. He has only a short time to live and, without any direct heirs, is struggling to determine which of his three cousins would be the best caretaker. Should the estate go to the bohemian artist, the savvy city property developer, or the quiet, unassuming bachelor? And if this weren't enough to keep Isabel occupied, she's also spending more time helping her niece, Cat, at the deli. Cat, perennially unlucky in love, appears to have finally found her match in the leonine Leo. But Isabel is beginning to suspect that Leo might be interested in more than Cat's charms--namely, her access to the family trust. Isabel will need to rely upon her remarkable reserves of intelligence and compassion in order to give all parties exactly what they want and deserve--no more and no less.

The Searcher

The Searcher
Author: Tana French
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0735224668
ISBN 13: 9780735224667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Searcher Book Review:

A spellbinding, propulsive new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times) Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets. "One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.

Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise

Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise
Author: Mike Lupica
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0525542094
ISBN 13: 9780525542094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise Book Review:

When an unknown man is found murdered in Paradise, Jesse Stone will have his hands full finding out who he was--and what he was seeking. When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim--the man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man's identity. He isn't a local, nor does he have ID on him, nor does any neighboring state have a reported missing person matching the man's description. Their single lead is from a taxi company that recalls dropping off the mysterious stranger outside the gate at the mansion of one of the wealthiest families in town... Meanwhile, after Jesse survives a hail of gunfire on his home, he wonders if it could be related to the mysterious murder. When both Molly Crane and Suitcase Simpson also become targets, it's clear someone has an ax to grind against the entire Paradise Police Department.

little scratch

little scratch
Author: Rebecca Watson
Publsiher: Strange Light
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0771005849
ISBN 13: 9780771005848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


little scratch Book Review:

In the formally innovative tradition of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and Ducks, Newburyport comes a dazzlingly original, shot-in-the-arm of a debut that reveals a young woman's every thought over the course of one deceptively ordinary day. She wakes up, goes to work. Watches the clock and checks her phone. But underneath this monotony there's something else going on: something under her skin. Relayed in interweaving columns that chart the feedback loop of memory, the senses, and modern distractions with wit and precision, our narrator becomes increasingly anxious as the day moves on: Is she overusing the heart emoji? Isn't drinking eight glasses of water a day supposed to fix everything? Why is the etiquette of the women's bathroom so fraught? How does she define rape? And why can't she stop scratching? Fiercely moving and slyly profound, little scratch is a defiantly playful look at how our minds function in--and survive--the darkest moments.

Career of Evil

Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 0316349925
ISBN 13: 9780316349925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Career of Evil Book Review:

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them... Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

Expectation

Expectation
Author: Anna Hope
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 0062956086
ISBN 13: 9780062956088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Expectation Book Review:

In this sharply observed novel set in and around London, three college friends, now in their thirties, must come to terms with the gap between the lives they imagined for themselves and reality in the face of marriage, fertility struggles, and loss. In her first year of motherhood after an unplanned pregnancy, Cate is constantly exhausted, spiraling into self-doubt and postpartum anxiety. Her husband Sam seems oblivious, but maybe she’d prefer he remain in the dark. How can she admit the unthinkable—that she misses her freedom? In contrast, Hannah continues to endure round after round of unsuccessful IVF treatments. The process is taking its toll on her physically and emotionally—and, she worries, creating distance between her and her husband Nathan. She is godmother to Cate’s son, but every time they get together, it’s a trigger. Beautiful and unattached, Lissa is re-evaluating what it means to be an actress in her thirties. While she fiercely resists convention, she’s also lonely. A chance encounter in the British Library with Nathan has her wondering if she missed her best chance at love when she introduced him to Hannah. As each woman longs for what the others seemingly possess, will their bonds of friendship sustain them in this liminal phase of their lives—or will their envy and desire tear them apart?

STILL LIFE.

STILL LIFE.
Author: VAL. MCDERMID
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780751582260
ISBN 13: 0751582263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


STILL LIFE. Book Review:

A Song for the Dark Times

A Song for the Dark Times
Author: Ian Rankin
Publsiher: Rebus
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780316479257
ISBN 13: 031647925X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Song for the Dark Times Book Review:

A thrilling new Rebus novel about crime, punishment, and redemption, from one of the mystery world's most acclaimed masters.