By Sandro Veronesi
San Giuda, un village perdu dans los angeles montagne du nord de l'Italie, déserté par les jeunes, isolé par los angeles neige, pas de réseaux, ni portables, ni télévision. Seul Beppe Formento et son traîneau tiré par des chevaux, relie les quarante-deux habitants au monde ; il approvisionne l'épicerie et emmène, chaque jour, quelques touristes admirer l'église et s'émerveiller devant un titanic sapin arrosé au canon à neige !
Un matin, le traîneau se présente vide, le cheval terrorisé, les yeux révulsés. Tout le monde se précipite et aperçoit le grand arbre gelé, comme ensanglanté, et autour du tronc, à moitié enfouis dans le neige : des corps, dont celui de Beppe décapité.
Au même second, Giovanna, jeune psychiatre de los angeles ville voisine se réveille, baignant dans son sang : une cicatrice vieille de quinze s'est rouverte.
L'enquête start et piétine. Le procureur harcèle le curé, persuadé que los angeles clé du mystère est protégée par le mystery de los angeles confession. Giovanna s'installe au presbytère et tente de soulager les villageois. Avec le curé, qui a los angeles foi, elle qui croit en l. a. technology, ils vont chercher une explication...
Dans ce roman au suspense mené de major de maître, Sandro Veronesi brise les stéréotypes, bouscule nos références et notre imaginative and prescient du monde.
By Dick Francis
"For Kicks" is a secret agent tale. confronted with a probability to the full game of steeplechasing, the stewards make a decision that purely an undercover operation can reach revealing the secret. Daniel Roke, taking up the activity light-heartedly, unearths himself headed for lethal threat. but the worst of his issues comes no longer from his enemies yet from the 2 devastating daughters of October release.
By Peter Tremayne
In February of 668 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel and her significant other Eadulf are approximately to get completely married. because the sister to the King of Muman, Fidelma's wedding ceremony is a big occasion; the excessive King of eire, in addition to different kings and significant figures, are going to be in attendance. at the eve of the rite, the fanatical and masses disliked Abbot Ultan is located murdered in his chamber and one of many distinctive visitors, the King of Connacht, is accused of the crime. Her marriage ceremony not on time, the excessive born visitors stressed, and the homicide and its aftermath threatening chaos, it's as much as Fidelma to discover the assassin - and the reality at the back of the homicide itself - if the customarily tenuous peace of the land is to be maintained.
By Richard Castle
NYPD murder Detective Nikki warmth will get extra secret than she imagined while she arrives at her most recent crime scene. The physique of an unidentified girl has been came upon stabbed to demise and filled within a suitcase left sitting on a big apple highway. A startling adequate loss of life, yet a much bigger surprise comes while this new murder strangely connects to the unsolved homicide of Detective Heat's personal mom. The grotesque killing of this Jane Doe launches warmth on a deadly and emotional research, rekindling the chilly case that has haunted her considering the fact that she used to be nineteen. Paired once more together with her romantic and investigative associate, best journalist Jameson Rook, warmth works to resolve the secret of the physique within the suitcase whereas she additionally digs into unexplored parts of her mother's background-areas Nikki has been afraid to confront earlier than, yet now needs to.
Facing relentless risk as somebody pursuits her for the subsequent kill, Heat's seek will unearth painful relatives truths, divulge a startling hidden lifestyles, and reason Nikki to reexamine her personal earlier. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the again alleys of long island to the avenues of Paris, attempting to trap a ruthless killer. The query is, now that her mother's chilly case has all of sudden thawed, will Nikki warmth ultimately be capable of remedy the darkish secret that has been her demon for ten years?
By Brad Meltzer
There's not anything extra mysterious than a locked field. even if it's a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the interior workings of a scientist's brain, or an underground criminal cellphone, there are those that will use any capacity essential to free up the secrets and techniques of...THE secret BOX.
With this anthology, bestselling writer Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one unique tales from today's so much well-liked secret writers. In Laura Lippman's "Waco 1982," a tender reporter caught with a likely mundane project on lost-and-found containers unwittingly discovers a depressing crime. In Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," a scheming neighbor frightens the recent couple at the block with an unnerving story of buried treasure. In R.L. Stine's "High Stakes," a guy on his honeymoon will get drawn right into a strange guess concerning a coffin--a wager he could pay for along with his life.
From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an strange health membership in Boca Raton, those occasionally terrifying, occasionally humorous, and continuously suspenseful stories will retain you riveted to the web page.
By Basil Copper
Artist Aristide Smedhurst lives in a small cottage in Dorset. until eventually lately he has lived a cheerful lifestyles, however the unusual voices, heavy footsteps, ghostly tappings and ghastly faces on the window have replaced him. He feels his sanity is unravelling quick, and, worst of all, he fears his fianc?e is now dating one other guy. with out one else yet a sleepy village constable to assist him, Smedhurst calls upon Holmes to respond to his prayers and unravel who's tormenting him.
By Dane Hartman
Terrorists! Airports and public areas are their level. Civilians are their goals. The unfold of chaos is their online game. Now soiled Harry desires to play — for retains. On battlefields from Frisco to Beirut to El Salvador, within the corporation of an attractive tv newswoman, he leaves a path of sizzling blood and bullets as he searches past the Libyan connection for the resource of this savagery. soiled Harry, breaking each legislation to get the criminals, making his legislation to slot the crime.
By Mark A. R. Kleiman
Because the crime explosion of the Sixties, the legal inhabitants within the usa has improved fivefold, to 1 prisoner for each hundred adults--a cost remarkable in American historical past and unrivaled at any place on this planet. at the same time the prisoner head count number maintains to upward push, crime has stopped falling, and terrible humans and minorities nonetheless endure the brunt of either crime and punishment. When Brute strength Fails explains how we bought into the present catch and the way we will be able to get out of it: to chop either crime and the legal inhabitants in part inside of a decade.
Mark Kleiman demonstrates that easily locking up extra humans for lengthier phrases is not any longer a practicable crime-control technique. yet, says Kleiman, there was a revolution--largely left out by way of the press--in controlling crime via potential except brute-force incarceration: substituting swiftness and simple task of punishment for randomized severity, concentrating enforcement assets instead of dispersing them, speaking particular threats of punishment to precise offenders, and imposing probation and parole stipulations to make neighborhood corrections a real replacement to incarceration. As Kleiman indicates, "zero tolerance" is nonsense: there are consistently extra offenses than there's punishment skill. yet, it's possible--and essential--to create centred 0 tolerance, by way of sincerely specifying the foundations after which supplying the promised sanctions whenever the foundations are broken.
Brute-force crime regulate has been a expensive mistake, either socially and financially. Now that we all know the best way to do larger, it'd be immoral to not placed that wisdom to work.
By Matt Burgess
A long island urban cop who can final eighteen months in Narcotics, with out getting killed or demoted first, will instantly get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. bold, determined for that advertising, she hits the sidewalks of Queens in her secondhand hoochie outfits, hoping to persuade power criminals—drug buyers, addicts, dummies, whomever—to devote a legal on her behalf. And issues aren’t any more straightforward again on the narco place of work, the place she has to take care of with the bantering lies and inventively merciless pranks
of her fellow uncles whereas dealing with the ridiculous calls for of her NYPD bosses.
With an unwell mom at domestic, her hide approximately blown, quota pressures from her superiors, and rumors circulating that inner Affairs has her unit less than surveillance, Janice is operating extraordinarily brief on good fortune as her merchandising cut-off date methods. Now she has to determine which evil to confront: the absurd bureaucrats at One Police Plaza, or the violent drug buyers who may perhaps already be directly to her identity.
Bursting with the wonderful chaos of the hot York urban streets, Uncle Janice is either a deeply humorous portrait of ways undercover police officers rather speak and act, and a compelling tale in their loopy, harmful, and intricate lives.