By James Ellroy
La Dalia Negra, obra maestra del perro diabólico de las letras norteamericanas, en edición definitiva, con una traducción actualizada y un epílogo inédito del autor.
15 de enero de 1947. Los Ángeles, un sunlight desocupado. El cadáver de una mujer de veinticinco años, desnudo y seccionado en dos partes. El médico forense determina que ha sido torturada durante días mientras ella seguía consciente. Un periodista bautiza a l. a. víctima como «la Dalia Negra».
Los policías Bucky Bleichert y Lee Blanchard, dos ex boxeadores conocidos como Hielo y Fuego, son puestos al frente del caso. Al sumergirse en los bajos fondos de Los Ángeles para averiguar quién period l. a. Dalia se verán atrapados en un circo mediático y en una investigación policial plagada de pistas falsas, intereses políticos y dificultades; un caso irresoluble que acabará por obsesionarles.
Basada en un suceso genuine e inspirada en el asesinato de su propia madre, La Dalia Negra es l. a. primera novela del «Cuarteto de Los Ángeles», ciclo novelístico que figura entre los grandes clásicos del género negro y policial del siglo veinte. Un viaje por los angeles cara oculta de los oropeles de Hollywood a través de los estercoleros morales de una sociedad obsesionada con el éxito y que solamente brilla en los angeles superficie.
«Si me preguntan quién es el mejor novelista vivo cuya literatura es feroz, valiente, divertida, escatológica, hermosa, enrevesada y paranoica... los angeles respuesta es fácil: James Ellroy.»
«Es imposible que estos libros te dejen impasible. Puedes odiarlos, sí. Su lectura no nace del placer, es el reflejo de una obsesión. Sexo, mujeres, crimen, política, poder, corrupción. Las mismas obsesiones que dominarán al lector que se deje morder por sus páginas.»
«Uno de los mejores escritores norteamericanos de nuestro tiempo.»
Los Angeles publication Review
«En el Los Ángeles de Ellroy es imposible diferenciar a los buenos de los malos, porque simplemente no hay buenos.»
By Julian Gough
A sharp literary mystery, Connect by Julian Gough is gripping novel the place fact and digital worlds collide.
Colt is a teenage boy, the one baby of divorced mom and dad, dwelling in Nevada. For all his brilliance, he's very unlikely in class and is being home-schooled through his mom. no less than in thought. His mom is a biologist, at the verge of a massive medical step forward; his father works for a mysterious govt corporation that may not purported to exist. Socially awkward and benignly ignored through his mom and dad, Colt spends such a lot of his time residing in a digital fact gaming world.
Colt is at the spectrum, to claim the least. Like most folk who're borderline autistic, Colt attempts to maintain his existence uncomplicated. but if Colt meets a woman on-line; whilst he submits his mother's step forward medical paper to a convention and the paper involves the eye of the association his father works for; whilst his father involves see his personal son and ex-wife as threats to nationwide protection, issues begin to turn into complex. Very advanced certainly . . .
By Dan Billany
Dan Billany's The catch, first released in 1950, nonetheless stands - within the opinion of M.R.D. Foot - as 'one of the main robust English novels to come back out of the [Second global War].' It echoes the wartime stories of its writer, who's believed to have died in 1943 whereas at the run from an Italian POW camp, yet now not sooner than entrusting the manuscripts of The catch to safekeeping.
The book's narrator, military lieutenant Michael Carr, tells of his early years in Cornwall, of the woman he met and enjoyed there, and of the tough occasions her family members persisted among the wars. those problems and joys cave in to the tragedy of struggle, and the book's narrative turns into certainly one of comradeship, suspense and scuffling with within the North African wilderness.
'The seize is a phenomenal novel by way of a author of ordinary genius... written with nice strength and honesty... profoundly impressive.' instances Literary Supplement
By Paul Cleave
'A pulse-pounding serial killer mystery' Publishers Weekly
From the overseas bestselling writer of Blood males comes another gripping mystery that paints a brutally brilliant photo of a killer's mind.
People are disappearing in Christchurch. Cooper Riley, a psychology professor, does not make it to paintings someday. Emma eco-friendly, one in every of his scholars, does not make it domestic. whilst ex-cop Theodore Tate is published from a four-month felony stint, he is requested via Green's father to assist locate Emma. finally, Tate was once in penitentiary for almost killing her in a DUI twist of fate the yr sooner than, so he owes him. monstrous time. What neither of them is familiar with is former psychological sufferer is keeping humans prisoner as a part of his growing to be number of serial killer souvenirs. Now he has received the last word collector's merchandise - a precise killer.
Meanwhile, clues maintain pulling Tate again to Grover Hills, the psychological establishment that closed down 3 years in the past. Very undesirable issues occurred there. those that controlled to outlive would like to maintain their stories buried. Tate has no selection yet to unearth Grover Hills' darkish previous if there's any probability of discovering Emma eco-friendly and Cooper Riley alive.
For enthusiasts of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island, Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs, and Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series, Collecting Cooper is one other 'relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted, and shot via with a vein of humor that is as darkish as hell' (Mark Billingham) novel by way of this glimmering expertise within the crime mystery genre.
By Elizabeth Mapstone
The tale starts in Paris 1977, while Queen of French Cinema, Madeleine Marvell, finds that schoolgirl Charlotte's existence is predicated on a lie, and tells her to invite her father approximately “the Amazone”. Neither guardian will clarify, so Charlotte is set to discover the reality.
Who is the Amazon? And why did she die?
A health care professional and a crippled quality control in a Cornish village, a tutorial in London, Resistance warring parties in international struggle II, movie stars of the fifties, and a Michelin-starred eating place– all are entangled during this secret.
And then Charlotte discovers proof of murder...
By Robert HARRIS,Natalie ZIMMERMANN
Un suspense haletant qui nous ouvre les portes de l'élection los angeles plus secrète du monde.
Le pape est mort.
Derrière les portes closes de los angeles chapelle Sixtine, cent dix-huit cardinaux venus des quatre continents vont participer à l'élection los angeles plus secrète qui soit.
Ce sont tous des hommes de foi. Mais ils ont des targets. Et ils ont des rivaux.
En mystery, les alliances se préparent.
Ce n'est plus qu'une query d'heures... L'un de ces cardinaux va devenir los angeles determine spirituelle l. a. plus puissante au monde. Sur los angeles position Saint-Pierre, deux cent cinquante mille chrétiens attendent de voir l. a. fumée blanche apparaître...
By John Meade Falkner,Valentina Poggi
Qualche pace dopo, alle top luci dell’alba di una notte insonne – sotto l’effetto esaltante dell’incontro serale con l. a. bella Constance Temple – dopo aver suonato con incomparabile slancio l’inizio della suite, attaccando di nuovo quell’aria, John riavverte quel rumore sinistro, seguito stavolta da una sensazione inconsueta e sconvolgente. Volge lo sguardo e, nella luce argentea del mattino, scorge, seduta sulla poltrona di vimini, los angeles sagoma di un uomo…
Scritto dalla mano sapiente di John Meade Falkner, ispirato a grandi classici gotici come Lo strano caso del dottor Jekyll e Mr Hyde, pari according to eleganza a capolavori come Giro di vite di Henry James, Lo Stradivari perduto è los angeles storia di una possessione che, nella compita Inghilterra vittoriana, travolge un giovane uomo sino al punto da trascinarlo lontano dagli affetti, dalla fede, dai retti principi morali, tra città gotiche e corrotte, atmosfere pagane e un’Arte così perfetta da sembrare maledetta.
La storia della possessione di un rispettabile gentleman vittoriano
«Scrivere una ghost-story lunga non è affatto semplice. Molti classici che narrano il soprannaturale tendono in line with questo a essere racconti. Lo Stradivari perduto rappresenta un’eccezione rara e importante. Un’opera estesa che trascende le limitazioni del genere».
By Getty Ambau
Desta, a seven-year-old boy and Abraham, his middle-aged father, are on separate yet parallel missions. The boy goals of mountaineering one of many mountains that circle his domestic to the touch the sky and run his palms throughout the clouds. Abraham yearns to discover his personal lengthy misplaced father. every one faces a chain of hindrances and every finally realizes his dream, even though now not within the approach he hoped.
In the heart of this sweeping novel is a 2,800-year previous Solomonic gold coin, a relatives heirloom that went lacking in addition to Desta's vanished grandfather 40 years prior. a logo of the family's monetary luck and private satisfaction, this coin is without doubt one of the explanation why Abraham grew up fatherless and why his mom deserted her farmland property and got here to settle in an remoted, mountainous valley, surroundings the relatives saga in movement.
There are many facets to DESTA that may be precious to the readers:
1. The issues we dream to complete in life—how and why we should always now not allow them to cross. The little boy Desta serves as an outstanding instance. Desta endures such a lot of hardships and sacrifices lots for his dream of going to the mountaintop. He by no means relatively his dream even if his suggest older brother took him to the within sight river and attempted to drown him below the pretense of educating him tips to swim. He didn’t enable move of his dream whilst an identical brother beat him up, broke his jaw and maimed his legs; whilst his father whipped him for letting the animals he was once tending ask yourself off and ruin the neighbor’s plants. Desta by no means forgot his ambition whilst he spent a chilly iciness evening hiding on best of a tree the place there have been a pack of hyenas sniffing for meals underneath his perch.
2. the significance of taking a look past our horizon. This trait will open doorways to: new rules, new possibilities and new relationships. In DESTA, first it was once the moon that drew his curiosity. Later it used to be the solar, the sky and the clouds. Later nonetheless, it was once what he couldn’t see past the mountains and the sky that stored him pondering and dreaming approximately chances and higher possibilities for himself.
3.Our fears, our enemies. They colour our international, stunt our development and get within the means of relationships. we have to discover ways to conquer or dispose of them. Desta’s mom is deeply spiritual and he or she translates the unusualness of the boy as being possessed through the devil and hires a clergyman to return and exorcise the demon out of him. as a result of her angle and trust, Desta may well by no means belief his mom. And the tow by no means had a superb relationship.
There are many related lifestyles classes during this novel. it will likely be nice for either adults and younger readers. moreover, the reader will take pleasure in studying and studying in regards to the problematic and interesting Ethiopian tradition and the very visible and magical surroundings.
A touching and very inspiring tale. I had a true attachment to Desta’s personality and whilst unhappy issues occurred to him I felt undesirable. It’s additionally very enjoyable and academic. I discovered much from this novel.
An awesome novel! . . . Very varied from something i've got learn. There are a number of books i will learn always with out getting bored with them. This ebook is considered one of them. It taught me many necessary classes in addition to stored me entertained . . . jogged my memory in regards to the value of following one’s dream irrespective of how demanding it will probably be.
Guicela Marissa Sandoval
Desta particularly touched my center! i presumed the tale was once magical, hopeful, mysterious and adventurous . a true deal with to learn! Desta’s tale is one among inspirations!
I enjoyed the tale and easily couldn’t placed it down . . . I enjoyed the characters, particularly Desta . . . I enjoyed his decision and his reasons and the affection in his center. a truly inspiring, heart-warming and academic story.
By Margarita García Robayo
By Irvine Welsh
DELL’AUTORE DI TRAINSPOTTING
«Di Welsh ce n’è uno solo, e dovete leggerlo.»
«Sporco, spassoso, trascinante.»
«Sfrenato, esplosivo: una lettura mozzafiato.»
The Sunday Mirros
«C'è un piacere oscuro, speciale, nel leggere questo libro.»
Jim Francis è felice e realizzato: vive in California con l. a. moglie Melanie e le loro due splendide bambine, e ha da poco scoperto una vena artistica che non sospettava di avere. Le sue sculture di creta, ritratti di personaggi famosi sottoposti a crudeli mutilazioni, riscuotono un grande successo. Strumenti preferiti? Lame di ogni tipo: non solo quelle convenzionali, ma anche coltelli da caccia, bisturi... eredità di un passato nascosto che preme in keeping with uscire in superficie. Jim Francis, infatti, ne ha percorsa di strada dagli spazi angusti e claustrofobici di Leith agli orizzonti aperti di una casa affacciata sull’oceano; ma lui non è altri che Frank Begbie, personaggio psicotico e violento di Trainspotting. Quando viene a sapere che il figlio Sean, con cui non ha più rapporti da anni, è stato ucciso a Edimburgo, Begbie come to a decision di tornare in Scozia according to il funerale. Qui, tutti si aspettano da lui una sanguinosa vendetta e soffiano sulle braci according to risvegliare, sotto quel ferreo, apparente autocontrollo, los angeles fiamma della sua indimenticata follia omicida. Irvine Welsh ha scritto un romanzo nero percorso da feroci lampi di ironia, un mystery incentrato su una domanda cruciale: può un uomo come Begbie dominare il suo lato oscuro?
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