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Der Fluch von Pendle Hill

Ein Fall für Frey und McGray 2

Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364118682X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer jungen Patientin, die seit Jahren kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wieso hat sie ihr Schweigen gebrochen? Sind die Gerüchte von schwarzer Magie wahr, die in den Fluren der Anstalt kursieren? Inspector McGray geht der Fall sehr nahe, denn die junge Frau ist seine Schwester. Zusammen mit seinem Partner Ian Frey verfolgt er den Mörder durch das ganze Königreich – bis zum Pendle Hill, Sitz der gefürchteten Hexen von Lancashire, wo die beiden genialen Ermittler einem furchtbaren Geheimnis auf die Spur kommen ...

Der Fluch von Pendle Hill

Ein Fall für Frey und McGray 2

Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442485062


Page: 512

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A Fever of the Blood

A Victorian Mystery

Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718179854

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7616

'A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery' New York Times 'I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic' Ian Rankin A spellbinding concoction of crime, history and horror - perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Jonathan Creek. New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition? McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill - home of the Lancashire witches - where unimaginable danger awaits... * * * Praise for The Strings of Murder: 'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch.' Manda Scott 'One of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written - The Strings Of Murder is everything you need in a mystery thriller.' Crime Review


Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426415542

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Bisher galt dieses Gefängnis als absolut ausbruchsicher. Doch nach zwölf Jahren Haft gelingt Jacko Vance, einem perfiden Mädchenmörder, durch eine raffinierte, lange geplante Täuschung die Flucht. Jacko ist besessen von einem einzigen Gedanken: gnadenlose Vergeltung – an allen, die ihn hinter Schloss und Riegel gebracht haben. Vor allem aber an Carol Jordan und Tony Hill. Und er hat sich etwas Hinterhältigeres als deren Tod ausgedacht: Er will seine Feinde ins Mark treffen, ihnen ihr Liebstes nehmen. Seine ersten Opfer sind Carols Bruder und dessen Frau ...

Die Schwere des Blutes


Author: Laura McHugh

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641182093

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Jedes Geheimnis hat seinen Preis Das kleine Städtchen Henbane liegt tief in den Bergen Missouris verborgen. Noch immer tuscheln die Bewohner hinter vorgehaltener Hand über Lucys schöne Mutter Lila, die vor sechzehn Jahren spurlos und unter ungeklärten Umständen verschwand. Auch Lucys Schulfreundin Cheri wird seit einem Jahr vermisst, und ihr Verschwinden scheint auf mysteriöse Weise mit Lilas Schicksal verknüpft zu sein. Als Cheris Leiche – übersät mit Tattoos und Brandmalen – gefunden wird, ist Lucy fest entschlossen herauszufinden, was ihr zugestoßen ist. Doch schon bald erkennt sie, dass in einem abgeschiedenen Ort wie Henbane zahlreiche Geheimnisse verborgen liegen – Geheimnisse, die zu beschützen die Bewohner über Leichen gehen würden

Fever Of The Bone

(Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 6)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748114696

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6635

'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'McDermid remains unrivalled . . . Brilliant' OBSERVER 'So gripping that it puts your life on hold' THE TIMES * From the number one bestseller and queen of crime Val Mcdermid comes . . . FEVER OF THE BONE Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Struggling with the newly-awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet. Now an award-winning ITV Show, Wire In The Blood * More praise for Val McDermid: 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her "Queen of Crime" status will not be challenged' SCOTSMAN 'A compulsively readable tale' IRISH TIMES 'One of today's most accomplished writers' LITERARY REVIEW

James Bond. Zurück kommt nur der Tod

Author: Charlie Higson

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401806424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9953

Der junge James Bond steht dem erwachsenen Idol in nichts nach: Genauso gefährlich, genauso rasant und genauso spektakulär sind die Situationen, die der 13-jährige Bond meistert. Diesmal muss er seine außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten in einer hoch gesicherten Festung unter Beweis stellen. Einmal hinter den Mauern, gibt es kein Zurück mehr. Der Tod ist ihm auf den Fersen ... Wer wird schneller sein?

The Blood of the Vampire

Author: Florence Marryat,Greta Depledge

Publisher: Victorian Secrets

ISBN: 1906469164

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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This scholarly edition of Florence Marryat's 1897 novel includes a critical introduction by Greta Depledge, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes and contextual material on female sexuality, hysteria, race, eugenics, and the occult.

A Flaw in the Blood

Author: Stephanie Barron

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553904680

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The acclaimed author of the bestselling Jane Austen mysteries brings rich historical immediacy to an enthralling new suspense novel centered around Queen Victoria’s troubled court…and a secret so dangerous, it could topple thrones. Windsor Castle, 1861. For the second time in over twenty years, Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen. The first time, he’d been a zealous young legal clerk, investigating what appeared to be a murderous conspiracy against her. Now he is a distinguished gentleman at the top of his profession. And the Queen is a woman in the grip of fear. For on this chilly night, her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying. With her future clouded by grief, Fitzgerald can’t help but notice the Queen is curiously preoccupied with the past. Yet why, and how he can help, is unclear. His bewilderment deepens when the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who’d attended none other than Her Majesty. Fitzgerald is sure of one thing: the Queen’s carriage was not attacked at random—it was a carefully chosen target. But was it because he rode in it? Fitzgerald won’t risk dying in order to find out. He’ll leave London and take Georgiana with him—if they can get out alive. For soon the pair find themselves hunted. Little do they know they each carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret…one they must untangle if they are to survive. From the streets of London to the lush hills of Cannes, from the slums of St. Giles to the gilded halls of Windsor Castle, A Flaw in the Blood delivers a fascinating tale of pursuit, and the artful blend of period detail and electrifying intrigue that only the remarkable Stephanie Barron can devise. From the Hardcover edition.

The Blood of Alexander

A Novel

Author: Tom Wilde

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466800550

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde. Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities—stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head. Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Borne in Blood

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429996730

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Borne in Blood is the landmark twentieth volume of the Saint-Germain cycle. Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership. The year is 1817. In Switzerland, the Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble who is investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire. But when the noble's beautiful young ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears that it is his blood the Austrian will be most interested in! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Author: Deon Meyer

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213812

Category: Fiction

Page: 702

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Die Geschichte einer Stadt – und eines Mordes. Nicolaas Storm erzählt eine große Geschichte – darüber, wie er gemeinsam mit seinem Vater einen Platz zum Leben sucht. Ein Fieber hat die Welt verändert: Gangs ziehen umher, es gibt keinen Strom mehr, wilde Tiere bedrohen die Dörfer. Wie die ersten Siedler müssen die Menschen alles neu lernen. Den vielen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz glaubt Nico an einen Neuanfang, und er verliebt sich in Sofia, das wildeste Mädchen, dem er jemals begegnet ist. Dann aber passiert ein Mord, der alles verändert. Ein spannendes Epos mit einem wunderbaren Helden – ein Roman über das, was Menschen und menschliches Zusammensein ausmacht. Vom besten Spannungsautor Südafrikas. »Großartig.« Stephen King

Fear the Fever

Author: Jeff Gelb,Michael Garrett

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1936535165

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Fear the Fever, the seventh of the provocative Hot Blood anthology series, is the hottest yet. Your blood will boil as you peruse P.J. Cacek’s Bram Stoker award-winning story “Metalica” and Graham Masterton’s Stoker-nominated story “The Secret Shih Tan.” Emmy and Nebula Award winning writer Alan Brennert brings “Fantasies” to the Hot Blood series, while Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee join forces for the unforgettable “Love Letters from the Rain Forest.” Lucy Taylor and Bruce Jones are among the other contributors. 17 steaming, sizzling, brilliant pieces of original erotic horror fiction.

The Fallon Blood

Author: Robert Jordan,Reagan O'Neal

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466809620

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From the phenomenally successful fantasy author Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time) comes a splendid novel of the American Revolution. In 1765, Michael Fallon, an Irishman on the run from brutal English overlords, makes his way to Charleston, South Carolina, as an indentured servant. Bound over to Thomas Carver, a successful merchant, he quickly shows a knack for trade -- and a disturbing attraction to Carver's beautiful, sensual daughter, Elizabeth. With luck and intelligence -- and not without bloodshed -- he rises into the rice-planting aristocracy of the Carolina Lowcountry, where a frontier spirit pulses beneath the superficial trappings of an agrarian society that is heading rapidly toward revolution. Michael Fallon hopes for peace. But the winds of war are rising, and the planter must become a privateer.... And the early dalliance with Elizabeth leaves a bitter aftertaste.... This novel follows the less familiar Southern course of the war, including the battles of Cowpens, King's Mountain, and Eutaw Springs (the bloodiest battle on the continent until Shiloh); and brings onto center stage such notables as Ben Franklin, Cornwallis, the Swamp Fox Francis Marion, the British Colonel "Butcher" tarleton, Colonel William Moultrie, the Marquis de Lafayette -- and a true cast of thousands! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

MacSween's Pathology of the Liver E-Book

Author: Stefan G Hubscher,Alastair D. Burt,Bernard C. Portmann,Linda D. Ferrell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047546

Category: Medical

Page: 820

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MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver delivers the expert know-how you need to diagnose all forms of liver pathology using the latest methods. Updated with all the most current knowledge and techniques, this medical reference book will help you more effectively evaluate and interpret both the difficult and routine cases you see in practice. Compare the specimens you encounter in practice to thousands of high-quality images that capture the appearance of every type of liver disease. Efficiently review all the key diagnostic criteria and differential diagnoses for each lesion.

Lincoln im Bardo


Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

A Mask of Shadows

Frey & McGray

Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 140592621X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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'A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery' New York Times 'I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic' Ian Rankin 1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving & Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage terror treads the boards. A grisly message found smeared across the cobbles in blood, foretelling someone's demise. As the bloody prophecies continue to appear Edinburgh's own beloved pair - Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray & Inspector Ian Frey - enter the scene. Frey scoffs at this blatant publicity stunt, while McGray is convinced of supernatural affairs. As they scrutinise the key players, they discover that Terry, Irving, and his peculiar, preoccupied assistant (one Bram Stoker) all have reasons to kill, or be killed... But one thing is clear. By occult curse or human hand, death will take bow the night the curtain rises. Praise for the Frey & McGray series: 'I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic' Ian Rankin 'A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery' New York Times 'This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch' Manda Scott 'Fun to read and a fast page-turner. Love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream' Independent 'A brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written ... Everything you need in a mystery thriller' Crime Review 'Fast-paced, well-researched and thoroughly spellbinding. The mismatched pair is as entertaining as Holmes and Watson at their best' Historical Novel Society

Falltür ins Paradies


Author: Ethan Coen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783036951300


Page: 254

View: 8172

Ein schaurig schöner Streifzug durch die dunkle Seele Amerikas und ein literarisches Bonbon für alle Liebhaber abwegigen Humors

Year Book of Pediatrics 2012 - E-Book

Author: James A. Stockman III

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089747

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 7342

The Year Book of Pediatrics brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in pediatrics, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! This annual covers all aspects of pediatric care from infectious diseases and immunology, adolescent medicine, therapeutics and toxicology, child development, dentistry and otolaryngology and neurology and psychiatry. The Year Book of Pediatrics publishes annually in December of the preceding year.

The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Author: Priscilla Wald,Michael A. Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199909032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 6030

Witnessing the end of a war that nearly terminated the nation, the abolition of racial slavery and rise of legal segregation, the rise of Modernism and Hollywood, the closing of the frontier and two World Wars, the literary historical period represented in this volume constitutes the crucible of American literary history. Here, 35 essays by top researchers in the field detail how considerations of race and citizenship; immigration and assimilation; gender and sexuality; nationalism and empire; all reverberate throughout novels written in the United States between 1870 and 1940. Contributors discuss the professionalization of literary production after the Civil War alongside legal and political debates over segregation and citizenship; while chapters on journalism, geography, religion, and immigration offer discussions on everything from the lasting role of literary realism in American fiction to the Spanish-American War's effect on developing theories of aesthetics and popular culture. The volume offers thorough coverage of the emergence of serial fiction, children's fiction, crime and detective fiction, science fiction, and even cinema and comics, as new media and artistic revolutions like the Harlem Renaissance helped usher in the new international aesthetic movement of Modernism. The final chapters in the volume explore the relationship of the novel to the emergence of "American literature" as a category in the academy, in public criticism and journalism, and in mass culture.

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