Author: Christina Schwarz
Der Klang von Liebe und TodT�test Du, was Du liebstLiebst Du, was Du t�test�brigens ... jezt auch in Youtube eine kurze Leseprobe unter: www.youtube.com/edit'o=U&video_id=0B-h7evRKoU.Stell dir nur einen Augenblick vor, wie es f�r dich w�re, wenn Musik dich zum Morden zwingt, weil du sie in dir einfach nicht mehr ertr�gst, weil ihre Kl�nge dich in den Wahnsinn treiben und dein eigenes Leben bedrohen und du sie einfach nicht zum Schweigen bringen kannst...Dann geht es dir wie Pietro, der in meinem zweiten Paul Anderlech-Krimi einen genialen, aber autistischen Pianisten verk�rpert.Menschen um sich herum erlebt er nur als T�ne, die sich zuweilen sch�n und inspirierend, aber h�ufiger qu�lend und vernichtend anh�ren. Seine Tage sind Tage des Komponierens und gro�artiger musikalischer Sch�pfung. Aber immer, wenn selbst sein Genus an der H�sslichkeit scheitert, wird er zum M�rder, um sich endlich von diesem Klanginferno zu befreien.Ich habe mit diesem Kriminalroman eine Art Experiment unternommen: Ich versuche n�mlich, dich den Leser, in Pietro's Innenleben mitzunehmen, dich an seinem Morden teilhaben und seine innere Musik h�ren zu lassen.Zum Inhalt:Durch die Liebe ihres Lebens bringt Viktoria, die Tochter des Zwieseler Kommissars Paul Anderlech nicht nur sich, sondern vor allem auch ihren Vater und seinen Partner Hannes Gruber in gr��te Lebensgefahr.Der M�rder hinterl�sst bei seinen Opfern niemals irgendwelche Spuren und ist den Ermittlern immer eine Nasenl�nge voraus. Er scheint immer schon vorher genau zu wissen, was sein Gegen�ber denkt und f�hlt.Der Kommissar wird langsam immer verzweifelter und seine Hilflosigkeit gipfelt schlie�lich in der Panik um das Leben seiner Tochter.
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
After a home dye job ruins her hair, Agatha Raisin, the prickly yet lovable amateur sleuth, turns to the wonderful new hairdresser in the neighboring town for help. And as Agatha soon learns, Mr. John is as skilled at repairing her coiffure as he is at romancing her heart. But the charming Mr. John isn't all he appears to be. According to gossip around the salon and the village, some of his former clients seem to be afraid of him. Could Mr. John really be a ruthless blackmailer? When a murderer strikes at the busy salon, Agatha must discover the truth and the killer's identity before it's too late, in Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham from beloved author M.C. Beaton.
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The story of a secret organization called The Feathermen and their 14-year attempt to trace the killers of a number of British ex-servicemen in Britain and abroad. Ranulph Fiennes has published eight books, two of which have been in The Sunday Times bestseller list.
Author: Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left. The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Peter Hitchens
Publisher: A&C Black
Again and again British politicians, commentators and celebrities intone that 'The War on Drugs has failed'. They then say that this is an argument for abandoning all attempts to reduce drug use through the criminal law. Peter Hitchens shows that in Britain there has been no serious 'war on drugs' since 1971, when a Tory government adopted a Labour plan to implement the revolutionary Wootton report. This gave cannabis, the most widely used illegal substance, a special legal status as a supposedly 'soft' drug (in fact, Hitchens argues, it is at least as dangerous as heroin and cocaine because of the threat it poses to mental health). It began a progressive reduction of penalties for possession, and effectively disarmed the police. This process still continues, behind a screen of falsely 'tough' rhetoric from politicians. Far from there being a 'war on drugs', there has been a covert surrender to drugs, concealed behind an official obeisance to international treaty obligations. To all intents and purposes, cannabis is legal in Britain, and other major drugs are not far behind. In The War We Never Fought, Hitchens uncovers the secret history of the government's true attitude, and the increasing recruitment of the police and courts to covert decriminalisation initiatives, and contrasts it with the rhetoric. Whatever and whoever is to blame for the undoubted mess of Britain's drug policy, it is not 'prohibition' or a 'war on drugs', for neither exists.
Author: Janet Chapman
In New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman’s magical town of Spellbound Falls, anything can happen, even love that defies time itself… While building a wilderness trail for a new five-star resort in Spellbound Falls, underachieving playboy Alec MacKeage rescues a beautiful woman who is being chased by kidnappers and agrees to let her hide out with him for a few days. But when those days stretch past a week, Alec finds himself fighting his attraction to the mysterious Jane Smith—despite knowing the woman isn’t who she claims to be. Then again, neither is he… On the run from her own life, Jane is really Carolina Oceanus—and she’ll do anything to avoid the six ancient-minded men her father has brought to Maine to vie for her hand in marriage. But as the maddening competition heats up, Carolina realizes that she’ll have to come clean to Alec, the seductive loner who’s managed to capture her heart…
Author: Khalid Saeed, Václav Snášel
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 8 International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management, CISIM 2014, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2014. The 60 paper presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: algorithms; biometrics and biometrics applications; data analysis and information retrieval; industrial management and other applications; modelling and optimization; networking; pattern recognition and image processing; and various aspects of computer security.
Author: David Naccache, Damien Sauveron
This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th IFIP WG 11.2 International Workshop on Information Security Theory and Practices, WISTP 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in June/July 2014. The 8 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented together with 2 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 33 submissions. The papers have been organized in topical sections on cryptography and cryptanalysis, smart cards and embedded devices, and privacy.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Antonio - ein Waisenjunge aus Rom - entdeckt in Neapel sein Talent zum "Improvisieren". Auf einer Reise lernt er das blinde M�dchen Lara kennen, die ihn an seine grosse Liebe - die sch�ne S�ngerin Annunziata - erinnert.