Author: Silvia Götschi
Publisher: Emons Verlag
Ein beklemmender Thriller vor ebenso schöner wie bedrohlicher Kulisse. Eigentlich möchte Schriftstellerin Sophie Mars im abgelegenen Andermatt nur neue Kraft tanken. Doch dann trifft sie in der Schöllenenschlucht auf eine offenbar geistig verwirrte Frau, die behauptet, vom Teufel verfolgt zu werden. Sophie will der Sache auf den Grund gehen und stösst auf ein lange zurückliegendes Verbrechen. Zugleich erhält sie verstörende Drohungen. Fordert der Teufel ein neues Opfer? Silvia Götschi, geboren 1958 in Stans, lebte und arbeitete erst in Davos und dann im Kanton Schwyz. Von Jugend an widmet sie sich dem literarischen Schaffen und der Psychologie. Seit 1998 ist sie freischaffende Schriftstellerin und Mitarbeiterin in einer Werbeagentur. Sie hat drei Söhne und zwei Töchter und wohnt heute mit ihrem Mann in der Nähe von Luzern.
Author: Horst Bosetzky
Berlin 1943: Der junge karrieresüchtige Kriminalbeamte Heinz Franzke macht den behinderten Kutscher Bruno Lüdke für eine Serie von Sexualmorden verantwortlich. Der angebliche Massenmörder gerät in die Mühlen der NS-Justiz und wird ohne Prozess hingerichtet. Dokumentarischer Kriminalroman.
Author: Patrick Süskind
An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Author: Martin Suter, Peter Millar
As a result of a catastrophic event and a bad acid trip Sonia Freay's reality comes into question.
Author: William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: he is a murderer himself. **Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips. The culprit seems to be a drifter from South's childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret. The Birdwatcher is British crime fiction at its finest; a stirring portrait of flawed, vulnerable investigators; a meticulously constructed mystery; and a primal story of fear, loyalty and vengeance.
Author: Olga Kharitidi
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
Why don't people heal? Why do they stay wounded--some even driven to suicide by their pain-despite the best that organic and psychological medicine can offer? To find the answers, Russian--born psychiatrist Olga Kharitidi traveled to exotic Samarkand, a major cultural and spiritual crossroads, and ancient capital of Uzbekistan, in the heart of Central Asia. No stranger to mystical and shamanic experiences, Dr. Kharitidi had already immersed herself in Siberian native traditions of seeing and healing. Now, at the invitation of an emissary from an ancient secret brotherhood, Dr. Kharitidi set out to learn first-hand the secrets of healing deep emotional wounds. As she quickly discovered, to master these methods she would first have to heal herself. Under the tutelage of the mysterious and charismatic Michael, the master of lucid dreams and protector of esoteric teachings first given millennia ago, Dr. Kharitidi entered another world altogether. There, she saw how our deepest emotional traumas are held in place by baleful spirits and can only be overcome by the technique of dreaming while awake. A major contribution to experiential psychology and a vivid revelation of little-known ancient teachings, The Master of Lucid Dreams describes a startlingly different and effective approach to inner healing.
Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Japanese Yakuza. The Chinese Triads. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra. The Calabrian N'Drangheta. The New York Mafia. The Russian Vory -v -Vakone.Today, mafias operate across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of members and billions of dollars in revenue. From Hong Kong to New York, these vast organizations spread their tentacles into politics, finance and everyday life. But what is it like to belong to the Mafia? How do you join? Whatdoes it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules?Criminologist Federico Varese draws on a lifetime's research to give us access to some of the world's most secretive societies. Mixing reportage with case studies and historical insights, this is the story of mafia as it really is: filled with boredom and drama, death and disaster, ambition andbetrayal.Infiltrating initiation ceremonies from Russia to England, visiting exclusive gambling clubs in Macau and Mafia summits in Dubai luxury hotels, Varese builds up a unique picture of life in the mafia from the inside.
Author: Susanne M. Cadera, Anita Pavic Pintaric
The volume aims to be a reference work for all researchers interested in the study of fictional dialogue and its translation in suspense novels and films as well as in related genres. The volume also aims to determine the interplay between the creation of suspense and fictional dialogue. The particular interest in dialogue comes from the host of roles it plays in fiction. It helps create suspense and arouses a whole range of feelings in the reader or the audience related to the development of the plot. Fictional dialogue is the discursive method of evoking orality, conferring authenticity and credibility on a plot and giving fictional characters a voice. As a narrative strategy, dialogue is an important resource that enables the writer to shape the character’s subjectivity. In thrillers the characters’ voice is part of the process of creating suspense, an element of uncertainty, anxiety and excitement, which is not exclusive to this genre. To clearly differentiate suspense from the tension created by other types of fiction, this volume aims to study the relationship between the characters’ voices and the building of suspense and to describe the translation difficulties arising from this particular interdependence.
Author: Radka Denemarková
In sparkling, imaginative prose, celebrated Czech writer Radka Denemarková depicts a world of absurdity and darkness. Money From Hitler tells the story of Gita Lauschmanová, who as a young girl in 1945 leaves a concentration camp as an orphan to face the stunning realisation that there is in fact nowhere to return, and that the oppression and savagery of the holocaust are far from over. For Gita, living is no longer a question of right or wrong. It is purely a question of survival.
Author: Dieter Duhm
About the book: Is there a possibility left to put a stop to the global violence and to start a globalisation of peace? The answer offered in this book is: Yes, the dream of peace may become true. And that's serious: Acting on the assumption of the most recent scientific realisations the author develops the concept of a global peace force that initially comes from a few points on earth, Healing Biotopes, and that is able to change the existing system in a future orientated way. "In the field building of evolution it is not the right of the fittest that counts, but the success of the most comprehensive," is one of his assumptions. The transition from the matrix of violence to the Sacred Matrix of peace does not act on the logic of a power struggle, but on a change of program that is possible to conduct in every moment. Healing Biotopes are self-sufficient future communities, "greenhouses of trust," "acupuncture points of peace." They are centres in which post-capitalist technology is connected with ecology and social know-how. The author has been working with his team on the construction of the first prototype for more than 25 years.
Author: Charlaine Harris
Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver must face their family’s troubled past in this gripping mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Taking a break from looking for the dead, Harper and Tolliver decide to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But as they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface... To make matters worse, Tolliver learns his father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man—but he may not have a choice in the matter. Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before. And what she finds out will change her world forever.
Author: Åke Edwardson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
While Chief Inspector Erik Winter of the Gothenburg police investigates the disappearance of a man who may have gone to Scotland to search for his World War II victim father, African-Swedish detective Aneta Djanali is threatened during her search for an abused woman who has been leaving mysterious phone calls. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Phillip Peterson
For a top-secret research project, airline pilot Christoph Wilder is recruited to fly an A380 equipped with a time machine. But on the maiden voyage, activists hijack the plane and force Christoph to take them back to 1939. Their goal: to kill Adolf Hitler! But the price to pay for averting the Second World War exceeds Christoph's worst nightmares. He has to decide whether to save the dictator's life in order to prevent the downfall of humanity in the present day.+++A fast-paced high-tech thriller from Kindle Storyteller Award winner Phillip P. Peterson +++
Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
From NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLING author Joy Fielding--a chilling psychological thriller that explores the depths of psychopathic behaviour and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her daughter. When an innocent group of campers ventures to the Adirondacks for a trip, they are followed by a murderous pair... A group of unlikely travelling companions--a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her soon-to-be ex-husband's new fiancee--find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area.
Author: Earlene Fowler
Leaving behind memories of her late husband, Benni Harper is making a fresh start...Moving to the trendy California town of San Celina, she takes an exciting new job as director of a folk-art museum. While setting up an exhibit of handmade quilts, she stumbles upon the body of a brutally stabbed artist. Hoping to conduct an investigation on her own, she crosses paths with the local police chief, who thinks this short and sassy cowgirl should leave detecting to the cops and join him for dinner. But it's hard to keep a country girl down, and soon Benni uncovers an alarming pattern of family secrets, small-town lies--and the shocking truth about the night her husband died...