The crime: Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The suspect: Flóvent, Reykjavík’s sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. The ex-lover: Flóvent and Thorson race to solve the case before US Counterintelligence can take it out of their hands. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s, Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man’s former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover. 'The undisputed King of the Icelandic Thriller.' - Guardian 'An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical.' - Harlan Coben
A suspenseful, tongue-in-cheek adventure inspired by Bigfoot mythology traces the experiences of a hairy monster that stalks its woodland home and wreaks bloody havoc on unsuspecting campers in its quest for apocalyptic destruction. By the co-author of It's in the Book, Bob! 50,000 first printing.
"For all of us, being dead would be better than living with him. When Charlie said 'no man is a man until his father dies, ' I knew what I had to do." It's Father's Day weekend, and it looks like some of the well-intentioned wisdom that Charlie D dispenses on his late-night radio call-in show might blow up in his face. One young listener seems intent on killing his father and the rest of his family. Unfortunately, no one knows where he is. Time is running out, until Charlie's own long-estranged father enters the picture.
The preacher wore black, but beneath his frock coat was a hair-trigger colt in a cross-draw holster-- tools of a killer's trade... The Reverend Titus Jacoby has come to Cimarron on a mission: to put himself up as bait for a shadowy coalition of corrupt landowners known as the Santa Fe Ring. But for those who intend to keep their stranglehold on New Mexico, going after the good Reverend will be a big mistake-- because the fiery-talking man of God is really Cole Braddock, the West's most notorious manhunter operating in disguise. And with a little help from a lady, Braddock won't leave Cimarron until he forces the conspirators out into the open-- and brings them down...
This is a story of a wolf called Ana and the beginning of her journey. A young wolf Ana loses everything when her family dies, and now with the help of a special friend must find a way to survive the world.
FBI Special Agent Mike Yeager is in trouble. His most recent case---a child kidnapping, his usual---ended tragically, and the FBI has suspended him. Worse, Mike can't seem to forgive himself. He's run away from everything he knows in Philadelphia to the mountains of Nevada in an attempt to forget. Now in Nevada, he's stumbled into the world of a killer: in the small town of San Cristobal, one child was killed accidentally---or so it seems---a few weeks before Mike's arrival. The day after he shows up, an adult is murdered, and soon another child disappears. Mike doesn't want to get involved, but he can't help himself, first because as a stranger in town he's got to prove to the local law enforcement that he's not the killer, and second, because he's in the perfect place to solve the case and redeem himself in the eye of the FBI. Not to mention that at least one more child's life is at stake. Thomas Lakeman is one of those rare talents who has composed a first novel that doesn't read like a debut at all, but instead is written with the precision and tightly drawn suspense of one of the genre's masters.
This book examines 13 movies that deal with the protagonist and his projected “other.” The cinematic Other is interpreted as an unconscious personality, a denied part of the protagonist that appears in his life as a shadowy menace who won’t go away. Devoting a chapter to each movie, the book starts with Mamoulian’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and three cinematic pairs: two Hitchcock films, Shadow of a Doubt and Strangers on a Train; two versions of Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson’s 1962 original and Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake; and a pair of Clint Eastwood films, In the Line of Fire and Blood Work. The book then examines Something Wild, Sea of Love, Fight Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Apocalypse Now and The Lives of Others. Overall the book aims to show how movies envision the unconscious Other we all too often project on other people.