The Pericles Commission

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429948746

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnesses. But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year-old brother Socrates. The Pericles Commission is the first in an exciting new series by first-time novelist Gary Corby, who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In this wonderfully approachable, historically rich novel, Athens is brought vividly to life in a mystery engaging from the first page to last.
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Tod einer Sklavin

ein Fall für Medicus Ruso

Author: Ruth Downie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442463480

Category:

Page: 509

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The Beige Man

Author: Helene Tursten

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616954019

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9239

A speeding BMW leaves a dead pedestrian in its wake and leads police to the corpse of a young girl in a cellar. Detective Inspector Irene Huss's ensuing investigation draws her into the chilling world of sex trafficking. Göteborg, Sweden: The high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar. As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover the man whose car was stolen—a retired police officer—is none other than the victim in the hit-and-run. Could it be a strange coincidence? Or is something larger at play? Meanwhile, the hunt for the girl’s killer leads Irene into the dark world of sex trafficking. An international criminal has arrived in Göteborg, and he’ll stop at nothing to expand his sinister operation. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Angels Will Not Care

Author: John Straley

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616959207

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Trapped on an Alaskan cruise line, PI Cecil Younger must expose a killer—and fast—or he may just find himself sleeping with the fishes. Cecil Younger never thought it would come to this: running surveillance on a chicken coop that’s being raided by a fowl thief. But things have not exactly been breaking right lately for the Alaskan PI. The logical thing to do? Take a vacation, of course. Well, it’s not exactly a vacation. Cecil has been paid to investigate a doctor aboard a cruise ship up the Alaskan coast following some complaints from his patients . . . that is, the patients who are still alive to complain. Worst of all, someone is leaving evidence pointing an accusing finger at Cecil. By the time the S.S. Westward makes landfall, Cecil will be wishing he was back guarding chickens.
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Death of a Hawker

Author: Janwillem van de Wetering

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569478198

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A riot has erupted in New Market Square, transforming the normally sedate streets of Amsterdam into a mass of angry protesters. So when the body of the “King” of the local street market is found in his house with his head bashed in, the police are puzzled. The adjoining street has been closed off all day, and the constables stationed outside the scene of the crime didn’t detect any unusual activity. There are only two people who could have reasonably committed the violent act: the victim’s roommate upstairs and his beautiful sister downstairs. Both claim to have seen or heard nothing suspicious when the crime took place. But something isn’t adding up. Is one of them the killer? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Loyal Character Dancer

Author: Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477949

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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The second book in the Inspector Chen investigations Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beautiful Bund Park. Li insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn takes priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man and also a loyal Party member.
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Der Junge und die Taube

Author: Meir Shalev

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603819

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Die Geschichte eines Jungen, der mitten im Krieg auf ungewöhnliche Weise gezeugt wurde, der seinen Vater nie kennenlernte und später alles über Vogelkunde und Taubenzucht wissen wollte.
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Death on Delos

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616958227

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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​In the seventh in Gary Corby's Athenian Mystery series, Nico and Diotima must solve a murder case while also preparing to have a baby. Set on the sacred island of Delos in 5th century BC, Death on Delos is full of humor and historical intrigue. ​ Greece, 454 BC: The sacred isle of Delos, the birthplace of the divine twins Apollo and Artemis, has been a most holy pilgrimage site for centuries. Delos is also home to the military fund kept by the Delian League, the alliance of city-states that defended Greece against the Persians, and that vast treasury is protected only by the priests and priestesses of the tiny isle and a scant armed guard. Then one day the charismatic Athenian statesman Pericles arrives at the head of a small army to forcibly take the treasury back to the safety of Athens. With him are Nico, the only private agent in ancient Athens, and his heavily pregnant wife and partner in sleuthing, the priestess Diotima. She has been selected to give this year’s annual offering to holy Artemis. In the face of righteous resistance from the priests, Pericles assigns Nico to bribe their leader. But before he can get very far with this dubiously unholy task, Nico ends up with a murder on his hands. It is a crime against the gods to die or be born on the sacred island. Thanks to the violence over the treasury, the first blasphemy has already been committed. Can Nico solve the murder and get Diotima off the island before they accidentally commit the second?
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Das Königsspiel

Band I der Lymond-Saga

Author: Dorothy Dunnett

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617027

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

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Francis Crawford von Lymond – schottischer Adliger, Söldnerführer, Feldherr, Poet des Degens, Künstler, Liebling der höfischen Damenwelt und Meister der politischen Intrige – ist die zentrale Gestalt des »Königsspiels«. Nach fünfjähriger Verbannung kehrt er heimlich nach Schottland zurück. Er ist ein Verfemter, auf dessen Kopf ein hoher Preis ausgesetzt ist. Jetzt, im Jahre 1547, wartet Schottland auf einen neuen Einfall der Engländer, die die vierjährige Königin Maria entführen, sie mit dem englischen Knabenkönig Eduard verheiraten und so die beiden Königreiche unter der Herrschaft Englands vereinigen wollen. Welche Ziele verfolgen dabei Lymond und seine Söldnerbande? (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Ionia Sanction

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1921518545

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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ATHENS, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, the only investigating agent in ancient Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, the brilliant statesman Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are just a few minor problems. He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him. Somehow he has to placate his girlfriend, who is very angry about that slave girl. He must win over Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy. And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, and ambition, and his own life.
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Hexensaat

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161436

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Alles ist Illusion – Margaret Atwoods Verneigung vor dem großen Bühnenmagier William Shakespeare Felix ist ein begnadeter Theatermacher und in der Szene ein Star. Seine Inszenierungen sind herausfordernd, aufregend, legendär. Nun will er Shakespeares „Der Sturm“ auf die Bühne bringen. Das soll ihn noch berühmter machen – und ihm helfen, eine private Tragödie zu vergessen. Doch nach einer eiskalten Intrige seiner engsten Mitarbeiter zieht sich Felix zurück, verliert sich in Erinnerungen und sinnt auf Rache. Die Gelegenheit kommt zwölf Jahre später, als ein Zufall die Verräter in seine Nähe bringt. In ihrem brillanten Roman schafft die große kanadische Autorin Margaret Atwood mit der Figur des Theaterdirektors Felix ein würdiges Pendant zu Shakespeares Prospero aus „Der Sturm“, jenes Zauberers, der als ein Selbstporträt des alternden Barden aus Stratford-on-Avon gilt.
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Im Krieg und in der Liebe

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992669

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Als Pauline und Michael sich kennenlernen, scheinen sie das perfekte Paar zu sein. Doch im Laufe der Zeit klaffen die Wünsche der lebhaften, spontanen Pauline und des ruhigen, überlegten Michael vermehrt auseinander, das Familienidyll wandelt sich zum Kleinkrieg, und die drei Kinder suchen sich eigene Wege, bis die älteste Tochter sogar verschwindet. Am dreißigsten Hochzeitstag erkennt Michael schließlich, dass sie kaum schöne gemeinsame Erinnerungen haben, und zieht zu Paulines Überraschung die Konsequenzen. Die Geschichte einer schicksalhaften Ehe und einer großen Liebe.
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Die Kathedrale des Meeres

Historischer Roman

Author: Ildefonso Falcones

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641232309

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Der Weltbestseller 2018 als große Serie bei Netflix! Spanien im 14. Jahrhundert: Die Landbevölkerung stöhnt unter dem Joch der Feudalherren. Barcelona jedoch ist frei. Und Barcelona ist reich. Hier macht der junge Arnau seinen Weg vom mittellosen Steinträger zu einem der angesehensten Bürger der Stadt. Er ist Teil eines unerhörten Plans: die Errichtung einer Kathedrale, die den Himmel stürmen soll.
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Der Apotheker

Roman

Author: Clare Clark

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455811833

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

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England, 1718. Eliza lebt mit ihrer Mutter, einer Kräuterheilerin, in einem kleinen Dorf im ländlichen England. Als sie unverheiratet schwanger wird, ist sie verzweifelt. Ein Skandal scheint vorprogrammiert. Doch ihre Mutter schickt sie nach London, wo ein Apotheker namens Black sie als Hausmädchen aufnimmt. Eliza erhofft sich von Black eine Lösung für ihr "kleines Problem". Sie ahnt nicht, dass der geheimnisvolle, stets mit einem Schleier verhüllte Hausherr ganz andere Pläne mit ihr hat. Er betreibt unheimliche Studien und Eliza kommt ihm sehr gelegen für seine Experimente, die ihm, so hofft er, endlich Anerkennung als Wissenschaftler verschaffen. Was geht in dem Haus vor sich, und welche Rolle soll Eliza dabei spielen? Als sie schließlich erkennt, welches Geheimnis der Apotheker wirklich hütet, ist es für sie schon fast zu spät. "Seit Charles Dickens haben nur wenige Romane Londons Unterwelt so bildgewaltig beschrieben." Brigitte
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SPQR

ein Krimi aus dem alten Rom

Author: John Maddox Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442552245

Category:

Page: 280

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Death Ex Machina

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616956769

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 780

A theatrical murder sends classical Athens into uproar It's the time of the Great Dionysia, the largest arts festival of the ancient world, held each year in honor of Dionysos, the god of wine. But there's a problem: A ghost is haunting Athens's grand theater. Nicolaos and his clever partner in sleuthing (and now in matrimony), the priestess Diotima, are hired to rid the theater of the ghost so that the festival can begin. With the help of Theokritos, the High Priest of Dionysos, they exorcise the ghost publicly, while secretly suspecting that a human saboteur is the actual culprit. Their efforts to protect the theater fall short when one of the actors is found hanged from the machine used to carry actors through the air when they play the part of gods. It's quite a theatrical murder. As Nico and Diotima dig into the actor's past, they discover all was not as it seemed. There are enough suspects to fill a theater. As the festival approaches and pressure mounts on all sides, can they hunt down the killer in time? Or will they simply have to hope for a deus ex machina?
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Santa Evita

Roman

Author: Tomás Eloy Martínez,Peter Schwaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596186648

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Page: 427

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