By Arnaldur Indriðason
Property 1972. Da qualche settimana l'Islanda non è più un fazzoletto di terra sperduto nell'Atlantico settentrionale. All'improvviso i riflettori di tutto il mondo sono puntati sull'isola e sulla sua tranquilla capitale. Siamo in piena guerra fredda e Reykjavik ospita l. a. sfida del secolo tra i campioni di scacchi Bobby Fischer e Boris Spasskij, rappresentanti delle due superpotenze. los angeles posta in gioco è ben più alta di un titolo mondiale. Sullo sfondo di questo state of affairs, l'assassinio del diciassettenne Ragnar Einarsson sembrerebbe un dettaglio insignificante e le coscienze degli islandesi, rapiti dallo storico torneo, non ne restano scosse. Ma a indagare sull'assurdo omicidio all'apparenza privo di movente è Marion Briem, futuro superiore di Erlendur alla polizia di Reykjavik. area of expertise del senso etico e della caparbietà maturati grazie a una difficile storia personale, a una vita segnata dalla solitudine e dalla malattia, Marion va a fondo di un crimine che a poco a poco si rivela essere niente meno che un intrigo internazionale.
By Cornell Woolrich
A new Pegasus Crime variation of the landmark noir novel via "the splendid grasp of suspense." (Marilyn Stasio, The ny instances e-book Review)
In Woolrich's iconic story, Detective Tom Shawn saves a stunning younger lady from a suicide try one evening, and later hears her tale. She is in melancholy as the demise of her filthy rich father has been estimated by means of a self assurance guy doubtless proficient with the ability of clairvoyance; a guy whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his company repeatedly earlier than. Shawn and a squad of detectives examine this dire prediction and check out to avoid the millionaire businessman from assembly his ordained finish on the stroke of nighttime.
One of Cornell Woolrich's so much influential novels, this vintage noir story of a guy suffering from his skill to determine the long run is arguably the author's most sensible in its depiction of a doomed imaginative and prescient of predestination.
By Raymond Chandler
Marlowe befriends a down on his good fortune conflict veteran with the scars to end up it. Then he reveals out that Terry Lennox has a really prosperous nymphomaniac spouse, who he is divorced and re-married and who finally ends up lifeless. and now Lennox is at the lam and the law enforcement officials and a loopy gangster are after Marlowe.
They name him Lucky—but he hasn't ever had a fortunate day in his lifestyles. A nineteen-year-old hobo simply commencing to experience the rails, he's hiding within the coal motor vehicle while the railroad detective comes via. They get right into a scuffle, and Lucky’s hand reveals a railroad spike. earlier than he is aware it, he has smashed the investigator’s head and shoved him out of the auto. If he hurries, if he’s fortunate, he'll come again to la in time to set up an alibi, burn his outfits, and keep away from the electrical chair. yet as fortunate will become aware of, the deadliest possibility is lurking inside of his personal mind.
“Dead guy” is only one of the phenomenal tales incorporated during this quantity. the writer of a few of the main hard-boiled prose ever written, James M. Cain understood worry in all its forms—and knew larger than an individual the phobia of a killer at the run.
By Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
WARNING! this can be the main SHOCKING booklet YOU EVER READ!
Max Fisher used to run a working laptop or computer corporation; Angela Petrakos used to be his assistant and mistress. yet that was once final 12 months. Now Max is reinventing himself as a hip-hop crack broker and Angela’s again in eire, hooking up with a would-be record-setter…in the sector of serial killing. Will their paths pass back? What do you think?
From the evil geniuses who introduced you Bust comes a roller-coaster journey of suspense, mayhem and harsh enjoyable that’ll make you reluctant ever to open your mail again.
Don’t say we didn’t alert you.
By Glen Cook
It may were an easy task. yet for Garrett, a human detective in a global of gnomes, monitoring down the girl to whom his useless friend Danny left a fortune in silver isn't any moderate job. despite assistance from Morley, the hardest half-elf round, Garrett isn't really convinced he will make it out alive from a land the place magic may be homicide, the lifeless nonetheless speak, and vampires are continuously hungry for human blood.
By Chester Himes
Harlem Cycle #3
Originally released 1959
One early morning, Reverend brief is observing from his bed room window because the A&P around the highway is robbed. As he attempts to work out the thief escape, the opium-addicted preacher leans too a ways and falls out--but he's unscathed, because of an immense bread basket outdoor the bakery downstairs. because the crowd gathers to work out what occurred, a surprising discovery is made: there's one other physique within the bread basket, and Valentine Haines is useless, rather lifeless. It's as much as Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson ti discover who murdered Val.
By Christa Faust
Contained in the global OF combined MARTIAL ARTS - AND MURDER...
Angel Dare went into Witness safety to flee her previous -- no longer as a porn big name, yet as a killer who took down the intercourse slavery ring that destroyed her lifestyles. yet occasionally the prior simply will not remain buried.
When a former co-staris gunned down, it really is up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, accurately throughout the unforgiving Arizona wasteland, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the seductive neon mirage of Las Vegas...
By James M. Cain
A tutorial trying to find cash unearths a girl and bother as an alternative Professor Lloyd Palmer loves a very good biography. His delusion is to begin an institute to coach younger students the biographical arts, and it'll take outdated cash to make his desires come precise. round Washington, the oldest funds is located no longer within the District, yet in Delaware, a land of wealth so marvelous that even the Du Ponts are thought of nouveau riche. but if the professor is going to Wilmington, he comes away no longer with outdated cash, yet younger hassle. Her identify is Hortense Garrett. She is his benefactor's spouse, a twenty-something good looks trapped in an unsatisfied marriage, whose beauty disguise the main crafty brain this facet of the Potomac. She wishes a experience to Washington, and Lloyd bargains to offer her a boost. They've slightly left Delaware ahead of he falls for her. by the point they hit the Beltway, his biography may be in her palms.