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 . . .

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

Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 0751566624
ISBN 13: 9780751566628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdom of the Blind Book Review:

The entrancing new crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny 'A wonderful addition to a fantastic series' Elly Griffiths When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will. Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional - until a body is found, and the terms of the bizarre document suddenly seem far more menacing. But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots - and the terrible things hiding there . . . Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series: 'One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times 'Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves 'Wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse *This edition contains bonus extra content from Louise Penny, including a map of Three Pines*

The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle
Author: Elly Griffiths
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1328974650
ISBN 13: 9781328974655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stone Circle Book Review:

In a chilling entry to the award-winning Ruth Galloway series, she and DCI Nelson are haunted by a ghost from their past, just as their future lands on shaky ground. DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet reminiscent of ones he has received in the past, from the person who drew him into a case that’s haunted him for years. At the same time, Ruth receives a letter purporting to be from that very same person—her former mentor, and the reason she first started working with Nelson. But the author of those letters is dead. Or is he? The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.

The Darkest Evening

The Darkest Evening
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 372
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.

At the Foot of the Story Tree

At the Foot of the Story Tree
Author: Bill Sheehan,Alan M. Clark
Publsiher: Subterranean
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781892284778
ISBN 13: 1892284774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Foot of the Story Tree Book Review:

Still Life

Still Life
Author: Val McDermid
Publsiher: Grove Atlantic
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0802157467
ISBN 13: 9780802157461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Life Book Review:

A Scottish police inspector deals with forgeries and false identities in a new murder mystery in the “superior series” (The New York Times). When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, DCI Karen Pirie is called into investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web—involving a long-ago disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities—that seems to surround a painter who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney. Meanwhile, a traffic accident leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a suburban garage. Karen has a full plate, and it only gets more stressful as the man responsible for the death of the love of her life is scheduled for release from prison, reopening old wounds just as she was getting back on her feet. From a Diamond Dagger Award winner and multiple Edgar Award finalist, Still Life is a tightly plotted mystery featuring an investigator “whose unwavering confidence is tempered by a strong dose of kindness and sense of justice” (Booklist). “There are few other crime writers in the same league.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

Scoop

Scoop
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publsiher: New Canadian Library
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 0735253072
ISBN 13: 9780735253070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scoop Book Review:

How far will one man go for a scoop that he doesn’t know, or care, about? William Boot is poor, but not unhappy. He is not burdened by the hustle and bustle of the big city and can fill his time in nature. He even writes a little about nature for a national newspaper. This is all well and good until he is mistaken for his cousin, a famous novelist, and shipped to a nation caught in a war to act as a foreign correspondent. If he can get out in one piece, much less get the scoop the paper wants, it will be a miracle. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Murder on Cold Street

Murder on Cold Street
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publsiher: Sherry Thomas
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1631280368
ISBN 13: 9781631280368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on Cold Street Book Review:

Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Art of Theft. Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes’s friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited. Rumors fly. Had Inspector Treadles killed the men because they had opposed his wife’s initiatives at every turn? Had he killed in a fit of jealous rage, because he suspected Mrs. Treadles of harboring deeper feelings for one of the men? To make matters worse, he refuses to speak on his own behalf, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. Charlotte finds herself in a case strewn with lies and secrets. But which lies are to cover up small sins, and which secrets would flay open a past better left forgotten? Not to mention, how can she concentrate on only murders, when Lord Ingram, her oldest friend and sometime lover, at last dangles before her the one thing she has always wanted?

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.

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.

Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101146311
ISBN 13: 9781101146316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Until Dark Book Review:

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life... But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.

A Choir of Crows

A Choir of Crows
Author: Candace Robb
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 1448304458
ISBN 13: 9781448304455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Choir of Crows Book Review:

When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster shortly before the enthronement of the new archbishop, Owen Archer is summoned to investigate. December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city authorities are in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, and a flaxen-haired youth with the voice of an angel is found locked in the chapter house, Owen Archer, captain of the city bailiffs, is summoned to investigate. Tension deepens when an enigmatic figure from Owen's past arrives in the city. Why has he returned from France after all these years - and what is his connection with the bodies in the minster yard and the fair singer? Before Owen can make headway in the investigation, a third body is fished out of the river - and the captain finds himself with three mysterious deaths to solve before the all-powerful Neville family arrives in York.

Lethal White

Lethal White
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0751572845
ISBN 13: 9780751572841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lethal White Book Review:

'Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet' SUNDAY MIRROR 'Highly inventive storytelling' GUARDIAN 'Outrageously entertaining' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' INDEPENDENT 'Blistering piece of crime writing' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fans will love it' HEAT ----- *** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is available to pre-order now! *** 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 more tricky than that . . . Epic and enthralling, Lethal White is the gripping fourth instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. ----- PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES: 'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM 'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES 'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER 'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Spenser's Britomart

Spenser's Britomart
Author: Edmund Spenser
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066059984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spenser's Britomart Book Review:

The Standing Pool

The Standing Pool
Author: Adam Thorpe
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 1446418928
ISBN 13: 9781446418925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Standing Pool Book Review:

Two Cambridge academics, the historians Nick and Sarah Mallinson, take a sabbatical with their three small and lively girls in a remote Languedoc farmhouse. But the farmhouse contains its own histories, far darker and murkier than the Mallinsons are used to dealing with. As the illusion of Eden retreats, the couple begin to feel the vulnerability of being among strangers...

The Law of Innocence

The Law of Innocence
Author: Michael Connelly
Publsiher: Lincoln Lawyer Novel
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781538752548
ISBN 13: 1538752549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law of Innocence Book Review:

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back in the heartstopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can't make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder--as an officer of the court he is an instant target. Mickey knows he's been framed. Now, with the help of his trusted team, he has to figure out who has plotted to destroy his life and why. Then he has to go before a judge and jury and prove his innocence. In his highest stakes case yet, Mickey Haller fights for his life and shows why he is "a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch...in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game" (Los Angeles Times).

Migrations

Migrations
Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1250204011
ISBN 13: 9781250204011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migrations Book Review:

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK (Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Vulture, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Library Journal, Maclean's, and more) "As beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read...Extraordinary." —Emily St. John Mandel "I recommend Migrations with my whole heart." —Geraldine Brooks For fans of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven, a novel set on the brink of catastrophe, as a young woman chases the world’s last birds—and her own final chance for redemption. Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean’s tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world’s last flock of Arctic terns and track their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his eccentric crew with promises that the birds will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny’s dark history begins to unspool. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of unsent letters, and obsessed with pursuing the terns at any cost, Franny is full of secrets. When her quest threatens the safety of the entire crew, Franny must ask herself what she is really running toward—and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is both an ode to our threatened world and a breathtaking page-turner about the lengths we will go for the people we love.

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.

Ebony and Ivy

Ebony and Ivy
Author: Craig Steven Wilder
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1608193837
ISBN 13: 9781608193837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ebony and Ivy Book Review:

A groundbreaking exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, racism, and higher education in America, from a leading African American historian. A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery--setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy. Many of America's revered colleges and universities--from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, Williams College, and UNC--were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color. Slavery funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. Enslaved Americans waited on faculty and students; academic leaders aggressively courted the support of slave owners and slave traders. Significantly, as Wilder shows, our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained them. Ebony and Ivy is a powerful and propulsive study and the first of its kind, revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics.