Ali Neuman, the chief of the Cape Town police crime unit, investigates the murder of Nicole Wiese, found in the city's botanical gardens, and the trail soon leads him to a brutal narcotics gang with links to a former official.
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - this work is a black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront.
There has never been a writer like James Ellroy.' Telegraph Los Angeles, December 6, 1941. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. War fever and race hate grip the city and the internment of Japanese-Americans begins.
Following the hellish murder of a Japanese family, three men and one woman are summoned. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He's superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith - Irish emigre, ex-IRA killer and fledgling war profiteer. Kay Lake is a 21-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. Hideo Ashida is a brilliant police chemist and the only Japanese on the payroll.
/> Four driven souls - rivals, lovers, history's pawns - thrown into an investigation which will not only rip them apart but take America to the edge of the abyss at a crucial moment in its history.
US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? And what really goes on in Ward C?
Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limit like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will love this sabre-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. Dr. Alex Delaware first meets beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. But tragedy strikes and shortly after her release, Zelda is discovered dead in the grounds of a palatial L.A. estate. Having experienced more than enough of the city's dark side to recognise the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding the perpetrator. Meanwhile, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before - and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.
It's 1945: a German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.
The police urgently need Harry Hole A killer is stalking Oslo''s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can''t help anyone For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can''t protect anyone. Least of all himself.
Set in America in 1958, this is a story of three men beneath the glossy surface of power, allied to the makers and shakers of the era. As the festering discontent of the age burns in these men's hearts, the Bay of Pigs ends in calamity, the Mob clamours for payback, and Kennedy is assassinated.
Walt doubts a confession of murder in this novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and Dry Bones, the fifth in the Longmire Series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series LONGMIRE.
Après quantre ans de prison, Matt veut enfin mener une vie normale. Mais les fantômes du passé veillent et vont lui tendre un piège mortel...Un nouveau polar implacable, un véritable cauchemar savamment orchestré par le maître incontesté de nos nuits blanches.
TWO BROTHERS: Cicero Grimes - freelance psychiatrist and one-man detox unit in America's white trash Deep South; and Luther Grimes - bad news Vietnam veteran and smack dealer. They hate each other, and only they know why.
EX-HOOKER AND COKE HEAD: Callie Carter is on the run - with one million dollars stolen from her evangelist husband's bank.
CORRUPT, SADISTIC POLICE CAPTAIN Clarence Jefferson wants to get his hands on the preacher's money. But even more, he wants to break Cicero apart, to find out the real reason why he has spent years hunting his brother like a mad dog.
BAD CITY BLUES - Tim Willock's breathtaking first novel is raw, powerful, unforgettable.
Modern fictionA moving novel of love, solitude and violence, following a man who lives alone in the Maine woods and is disturbed by the shooting of his dog. From the author of Schopenhauer's Telescope. 'A devastatingly good novel.' Observer
Texte intégral lu par françois d'aubigny. traduit de l'américain par roxane azimi depuis le suicide de spencer, son meilleur ami, adam, 16 ans, est un adolescent sombre, qui passe son temps enfermé dans sa chambre, face à son ordinateur. partagés entre le respect de son intimité et la peur de voir leur fils se faire prendre au piège de la toile du web, ses parents décident d'installer un logiciel espion.
« boucle-la et tu risques rien » : tel est l'alarmant message qu'ils découvrent, rapidement suivi d'une autre révélation : spencer n'était pas seul lors de sa mort. c'est alors qu'un soir adam disparaît...
Comment localiser adam ? à quels jeux dangereux se livrent ces ados en manque de sensations fortes ?
Suspendu à la voix de françois d'aubigny, chaque chapitre vous apportera frisson et étonnement.
Une clinique new-yorkaise hautement sécurisée. Un médecin qui se suicide. Des patients sauvagement assassinés. Coïncidences ? Complot ? Et si l'annonce prochaine d'une extraordinaire découverte médicale avait déclenché cette vague meurtrière ? Sara Lowell, jeune journaliste très en vue, mène l'enquête. Mais ses révélations pourraient bien faire d'elle la prochaine victime d'un mystérieux serial killer...
Guerre des lobbies pharmaceutiques, machination politique, pression des médias, mensonges... Au coeur d'un débat toujours aussi brûlant, un thriller angoissant et terriblement réaliste par celui qui allait devenir le maître de vos nuits blanches.
Vous pensiez tout connaître de Myron Bolitar ? Détrompez- vous.
Après Sans laisser d'adresse, le maître de vos nuits blanches entraîne le plus célèbre agent des stars dans une enquête diabolique, à la recherche d'un frère disparu depuis seize ans. Une ancienne gloire du tennis harcelée sur le Net. Un groupe de rock mythique aux abonnés absents. Un couple en pleine crise. De douloureux secrets de famille qui remontent à la surface... Chantage, vengeance, meurtres, drogue et rock'n'roll.
Et si de beaux mensonges valaient mieux qu'une monstrueuse vérité ?
The third highly acclaimed novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, and winner of the Edgar award. Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams and visitations, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal trail of murder and violence. Robicheaux reluctantly agrees to help out his old friend but becomes more involved than he bargained for when he finds himself suspect Number One in the series of bloody killings. Forced to leave his home, Robicheaux's precarious existence reaches breaking point when Alafair's life is threatened. Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: 'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly 'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King 'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
Némésis Miss Marple est-elle l'incarnation de Némésis, la déesse grecque de la vengeance et de la justice oe Cet étrange, ce passionnant roman d'Agatha Christie n'est pas tout à fait comme les autres. Son héroïne a vieilli, mais sa longue expérience de la vie lui permet, en partant de zéro, de résoudre un problème qui paraît insoluble.
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.From the Hardcover edition.
En la memoria de Mario Conde todavía brilla el recuerdo de su visita a Cojímar de la mano de su abuelo. Aquella tarde de 1960, en el pequeño pueblo de pescadores, el niño tuvo la ocasión de ver a Hemingway en persona y, movido por una extraña fascinación, se atrevió a saludarlo. Cuarenta años más tarde, abandonado su cargo de teniente investigador en la policía de La Habana y dedicado a vender libros de segunda mano, Mario Conde se ve empujado a regresar a Finca Vigía, la casa museo de Hemingway en las afueras de La Habana, para enfrentarse a un extraño caso: en el jardín de la propiedad han sido descubiertos los restos de un hombre que, según la autopsia, murió hace cuarenta años de dos tiros en el pecho. Junto al cadáver aparecerá también una placa del FBI.