By Léo Malet
L’investigatore privato sciupafemmine dalla lingua tagliente è tornato, in questa nuova avventura inedita confezionata con maestria da uno dei padri del noir francese.
«Malet è, giustamente, ritenuto fra le voci più alte del noir francese».
Giancarlo De Cataldo
«Maestro del noir, Malet è giudicato, non a torto, migliore di Simenon».
«Lo stile di Malet è quello dell’unico vero maestro del polar».
Gianni Mura, «la Repubblica»
«Uno dei detective più riusciti del noir novecentesco. Un classico. E basta».
Fabrizio d’Esposito, «il Fatto Quotidiano»
«Malet ha ceduto al suo regulate ego Burma molto di sé, non soltanto l’amore in keeping with le pipe taurine: los angeles predilezione del vizio sulla virtù, l’indipendenza non negoziabile, los angeles scorrettezza politica».
Roberto Iasoni, «Corriere della Sera»
«Anarchico nello stile di vita, irregolare nella scrittura, ha mandato in libreria noir che hanno fatto scuola, al punto che autori come Jean-Claude Izzo e Fred Vargas possono essere considerati suoi eredi».
Benedetto Vecchi, «il manifesto»
By Brenda Novak
By Jeanne M. Dams
When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, choose to stopover at the attractive island of Alderney within the English Channel, they desire for a delightful, peaceable vacation. It’s to not be. Taking a stroll on their first actual day, they find a physique, it seems that the sufferer of an unlucky twist of fate, on a precipitous hill direction.
The lifeless guy, they examine, is an American named Abercrombie who had made himself either enjoyed and hated in the course of his few weeks at the island. even supposing there is not any concrete proof of foul play, either Dorothy and Alan are uneasy in regards to the loss of life and judge to delve further.
And then they unearth a few so much disquieting revelations . . .
By Rex Stout
By John Creasey (Anthony Morton)
The writer: Born in Surrey, England, right into a bad family members as 7th of 9 teenagers John Creasey attended a prime tuition in Fulham, London, by way of The Sloane university. He didn't persist with his father as a trainer maker, yet pursued a number of low-level careers as a clerk, in factories, and revenues. His ambition used to be to put in writing complete time and via 1935 he completed this, a few 3 years after the looks of his first crime novel ‘Seven instances Seven’.
From the outset, he used to be an astonishingly prolific and speedy author, and it used to be commonplace for him to have a rating, or extra, novels released in anybody yr. due to this, he ended up utilizing twenty 8 pseudonyms, either female and male, as soon as explaining that booksellers in a different way complained approximately him absolutely dominating the ‘C’ part in bookstores. They included:
Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian desire, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, JJ Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton and Jeremy York.
As good as crime, he wrote westerns, myth, ancient fiction and standalone novels in lots of different genres. it's for crime, notwithstanding, that he's top recognized, rather some of the detective ‘series’, together with Gideon of Scotland backyard, The Baron, The Toff, and Inspector Roger West, even though his different characters and sequence shouldn't be disregarded as secondary, because the likes of division ‘Z’ and Dr. Palfrey have massive followings among readers, as do a few of the ‘one off’ titles, akin to the historic novel ‘Masters of Bow highway’ in regards to the founding of the trendy police strength.
With over books to his credits and around the world revenues forthcoming 100 million, and translations into over twenty-five languages, Creasey became a global sensation.
He travelled greatly, selling his books in locations as some distance aside as Russia and Australia, and almost commuted among the united kingdom and united states, traveling in all a few 47 states.
As if this weren't sufficient, he additionally stood for Parliament numerous occasions as a Liberal within the 1940’s and 50’s, and an self sufficient during the 1960’s. In 1966, he based the ‘All celebration Alliance’, which promoted the assumption of presidency via a coalition of the simplest minds from around the political spectrum, and used to be additionally concerned with the nationwide discounts flow; United Europe; a variety of street protection campaigns, and famine relief.
In 1953 Creasey based the British Crime Writers’ organization, which to today celebrates notable crime writing. He gained the Edgar Award from the secret Writers of the United States for his novel ‘Gideon’s hearth’ and in 1969 was once given the final word Grand grasp Award.
There were many television and massive monitor diversifications of his paintings, together with significant sequence targeted upon Gideon, The Baron, Roger West and others. His tales are as compelling this day as ever, with one of many significant components in his good fortune being the power to painting characters as dwelling – his undoubted expertise being to appreciate and detect effectively human behaviour.
John Creasey died at Salisbury, Wiltshire in 1973.
By M. J. Trow
June, 1870. The world-famous writer Charles Dickens has been chanced on useless in his summerhouse the place he have been tough at paintings on his ultimate, unfinished novel, The secret of Edwin Drood. Did he die of common explanations – or is there anything extra sinister at the back of his surprising loss of life? George Sala, Dickens’ biographer, is confident his pal used to be murdered – and he has employed Grand and Batchelor to turn out it.
Could Dickens’ dying have anything to do together with his unconventional deepest lifestyles? who's the mysterious girl who seems to be at his funeral?
If they're to discover the reality, Grand and Batchelor needs to go away no stone unturned. yet are they ready for the surprising secrets and techniques a few of these unturned stones will demonstrate . . .?
By Heather Graham,Judith Heisig
Es ist nicht nur einfach eine Plantage in New Orleans, die die Flynn-Brüder geerbt haben … Als die Tarotkartenleserin Kendall Montgomery ihm erzählt, dass die ererbte Plantage von Geistern heimgesucht wird, kann Privatdetektiv Aidan Flynn nur lachen. Aber dann findet er einen menschlichen Knochen in der Erde und später einen weiteren am Fluss. Aidan beginnt, in die dunkle Geschichte der Flynn-Plantage einzutauchen. Bald schon stoßen er und Kendall auf Spuren eines Serienmörders, dessen Opfer spurlos verschwinden - und erkennen, dass ihr eigenes Schicksal besiegelt ist, wenn sie nicht anfangen, an das Unglaubliche zu glauben.
By Louis Romano,Marketing Centurion Associates,Elam Jerome
By Kathryn R. Wall
In the South, the prior can by no means be forgotten . . . or forgiven.
When Alain Darnay all of sudden reappears on Hilton Head, Bay Tanner believes she and her former lover can eventually settle into whatever similar to a standard lifestyles. yet her tenuous peace is shattered by means of an innocent-looking boy with chilly blue eyes who will strength her to relive the nightmare of her husband's homicide, to stand that terrifying summer time of treachery, deceit, and death.
Cart Anderson, a lately orphaned teen burning with resentment, desires to know the way and why his father, Geoffrey, died, and he is confident Bay has the solutions. yet almost immediately after a war of words along with her within the car parking zone of a glitzy lodge inn, the boy disappears. His empty vehicle is located splattered with blood at an deserted castle on close by St. Helena Island, and all of sudden Bay and her lover locate themselves the executive suspects. while retired manhattan murder detective Ben Wyler enters the case, the net of circumstantial proof opposed to them starts to pile up.
But what does the traditional black girl, whose ramshackle cottage sits subsequent to the outdated castle, find out about the boy's disappearance? And why is the total county so keen to think Bay is in charge? Enlisting the help of her former associate, Erik Whiteside, and an formidable neighborhood reporter, Bay starts to resolve a plot so tricky, so devious, it will probably shatter not just her personal existence yet these of each person she holds expensive.
From the gated enclaves of the Southern aristocracy to the dusty, echoing passageways of an deserted castle, from the key vaults of an offshore financial institution to the twisted brain of a vengeful baby, Resurrection street speeds to a perilous disagreement that might regulate Bay Tanner's international forever.
By Edgar Allan Poe
Esta antología incluye sus cuentos más célebres (como “La caída de l. a. Casa Usher” y “El gato negro”), los que más le gustaban a su autor (“Ligeia” period su cuento favorito) y otros que, aún siendo menos conocidos, ejemplifican su versatilidad a los angeles hora de cultivar distintos géneros.