Short of cash, and afraid of missing her night-flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, globetrotting backpacker Jane splits a taxi fare with two mysterious men – unwittingly enmeshing herself in a deadly international intrigue. At the airport, the lonely young woman forges a bond of friendship that offers her clues into the nature of dark forces threatening hundreds of lives. When night falls over the South China Sea, and her airliner’s cabin-crew switch off the lights, Jane must draw on everything she has learned as she seeks a confrontation that will spark one of the greatest mysteries of modern times.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes emlékiratai / The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle hősét sem a krimikedvelőknek, sem az igényes lektűr rajongóinak nem kell bemutatni. S bár kiadónk a közelmúltban a szerző valamennyi Sherlock Holmes-történetét tartalmazó sorozat első kötetét jelentette meg, úgy véltük, hogy az írások hangulatát, a zseniális nyomozó gondolatmenetét leghívebben az eredeti szöveg adhatja vissza. Itt az ideje tehát, hogy a méltán népszerű detektív és hű társa, dr. Watson kalandjai közül néhányat a magyar fordítással együtt angolul is közreadjuk. Így nem csak a krimi irodalom e klasszikusának kedvelői, de az angol nyelvvel már közelebbi ismeretségben álló olvasók is nagy élvezettel forgathatják a könyvet.
Takami Neida - Death Note
L has twenty-three days to live, and twenty-two days to save the world. In an alternative continuity in the DEATH NOTE setting, ace detective L's name has been placed in a Death Note. He has twenty-three days to bring a terrorist group to justice, or they will use a deadly new virus to change the world...by killing off most of humanity.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Four short stories of mystery and intrigue by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are performed radio theater style by the St. Charles Players: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "A Scandal in Bohemia," and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot." The narration is acceptable, although some characters sound flat and their British accent is too obviously forced. However, this detracts little from the overall entertainment value of the stories. The overall aural quality could be improved; a slight hissing can be heard throughout the narration. Though at times Holmes comes across as haughty, listeners become caught up in learning how he ingeniously solves the cases using clues that Watson, the other investigators, and most listeners miss. Fine for individual or group listening, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes could be used for entertainment or for a unit on the mystery genre in English classes. The lack of strong female characters in these stories may warrant including alternate classic mysteries with strong women, such as Simon Brett's Mrs. Pargeter, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton, or Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax. A nice feature of this package is that each short story is completed with one cassette. Unless you have a great demand for classic mysteries, this audiobook is an additional purchase.
Peter Lee - MH370
If you want to know what really happened to flight MH 370, this book is a must-buy. In 'MH 370: By Accident or Design', a former military pilot and air traffic control officer analyses the exact sequence of events that took place on the night of 8 March 2014 when Malaysia Airlines' flight MH 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and then vanished from the face of the Earth. He strips away the clouds of confusion to get right to the heart of the mystery, and suggests a believable and logical explanation for everything that happened that night. On the way, he analyses some of the alternative explanations that have been offered, including the conspiracy theories, and looks at the latest information from the Far East. Some recently published works on this subject were rushed into print before the few indisputable facts were known, and many have been based on little more than the author's personal opinion, almost irrespective of these facts, or have been founded on apparently factual information that has since been discredited. This book starts off with no preconceptions at all. The author looks only at the facts of the matter, and has worked out a possible and believable explanation that covers everything we know about this flight from take-off to its ultimate fate. He also explains exactly how the aircraft systems – things like SSR, ACARS and ADS-B – work, and provides an overview of the satellite communications system that was able to provide basic tracking data for the aircraft long after voice communications ceased. He explains the crucial significance of the position where the aircraft vanished from Malaysia's radar screens, and why that precise location was chosen by the perpetrator of this disappearance. And he shows why the route that the aircraft subsequently followed was not accidental, but entirely deliberate, and chosen for one very specific reason. He concludes his analysis by explaining approximately where the aircraft is now, and why no confirmed wreckage from the aircraft has been found anywhere. As a military controller, Peter Lee has previously been involved in aircraft accident and investigation procedures as apart of his job. He was solely responsible for deducing the precise reason, and specific sequence of events, that led to the loss of a Royal Navy Sea Harrier in the North Irish Sea some years ago, an event that at first sight appeared completely inexplicable, and was the principal expert witness at the subsequent Board of Inquiry. In the case of flight MH 370, he has turned that same critical eye on this disappearance, and his suggested explanation for what happened is both logical and believable. If you read no other book about this mystery, read this one.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective.
Nisio Isin - Death Note: Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases
There's a serial killer loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder. Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits--he's never shown his face in public, for example--he's the most decorated detective in the world and has never taken a case he hasn't been able to crack. But this time he needs help. Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed specifically to engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it's up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles BB Murder Cases.
Agatha Christie - The Under Dog and Other Stories
The Under Dog and Other Stories contains works from the early day's of Christie's career, all featuring Hercule Poirot. All the stories were published in British and American magazines between 1923 and 1926. The title story appeared in book form in England for the first time in the 1960 collection, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding. The other stories were to appear again in 1974 in the British and American collections, Poirot's Early Cases.
Warren Ellis - Dead Pig Collector
From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it’s also about killing people and disposing of their bodies in the most efficient manner possible. DEAD PIG COLLECTOR introduces readers to Mister Sun, a very proficient businessman whose trade is the murder and spotless removal of human beings. Like any businessman, he knows each transaction is only as good as his client - and today's client, in Los Angeles, has turned out to be so dangerously stupid that Mister Sun's work and life are now in jeopardy...
Agatha Christie - Parker Pyne Investigates
Mr. Parker Pyne states quite clearly that he is not a detective but 'a heart specialist'. Deception, accomplices and manipulation are all part of his method of operation and he works to cure unhappiness more frequently than to investigate crime.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Return of Sherlock Holmes / His Last Bow
Criminals beware! Sherlock Holmes is back! Ten years after his supposed death at the Reichenbach falls, the famous detective returns to Baker Street in London and is ready to commence work once more, unravelling a series of baffling cases. Arthur Conan Doyle provides a rich and fascinating set of mysteries to challenge his sleuth in the new stories. As before, Watson is the superb narrator, and the magic remains unchanged and undimmed. This fascinating volume also includes the collection _His Last Bow_. In the title story, we are told how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the government fight the German threat at the approach of the First World War. Here are two sparkling sets of stories featuring the greatest detective of them all.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories
A collection of work, both historical and contemporary, by 21 of New Zealand's leading exponents of the short story. Unlike other anthologies, The Flamingo Anthology offers more than one story per author-in the case of certain key figures. Michael Morrissey's introductory essay is both informative and illuminating. A novelist, poet and short story writer, he has edited a previous anthology, The New Fiction. He lives in New Zealand. Contributors include: Katherine Mansfield Frank Sargeson Maurice Duggan Janet Frame Maurice Shadbolt C K Stead Russell Haley Vincent O'Sullivan Patricia Grace Fiona Kidman Owen Marshall Sue McCauley Elizabeth Smither Michael Morrissey Sheridan Keith Shonagh Koea Witi Ihimaera Peter Wells John Cranna Lloyd Jones Emily Perkins
William Hope Hodgson - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools, such as photography, and tools that are augmented by theories of the supernatural, such as the electric pentacle, which uses vacuum tubes to repel supernatural forces.
Tasha Alexander - A Crimson Warning
Secrets prove deadly in this new novel featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Some very prominent people in London are waking up to find their doorsteps smeared with red paint, the precursor to the revelation of a dark secret – and worse – by someone who enjoys destroying lives. Newly returned to her home in Mayfair, Lady Emily Hargreaves is looking forward to enjoying the delights of the season. The delights, that is, as defined by her own eccentricities—reading The Aeneid, waltzing with her dashing husband, and joining the Women’s Liberal Federation in the early stages of its campaign to win votes for women. But an audacious vandal disturbs the peace in the capitol city, splashing red paint on the neat edifices of the homes of London’s elite. This mark, impossible to hide, presages the revelation of scandalous secrets, driving the hapless victims into disgrace, despair and even death. Soon, all of London high society is living in fear of learning who will be the next target, and Lady Emily and her husband, Colin, favorite agent of the crown, must uncover the identity and reveal the motives of the twisted mind behind it all before another innocent life is lost.
Mercedes Lackey - Michelle Sagara West - Cameron Haley - Harvest Moon
A Tangled Web by New York Times bestselling author Mercedes LackeyKidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple—and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back . Cast in Moonlight by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Sagara Barely a teenager, Kaylin Neya is a thief, a fugitive and an attempted assassin. She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra—if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks! Retribution by Cameron Haley In the underworld, there are tricks to killing. Like executing rivals at crossroads so ghosts won't follow you home. But sometimes retribution is hard to avoid—and now a supernatural hit man has a contract on Domino Riley's life. Luckily she knows a thing or two about death .
Brandon Sanderson - Legion
Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe legjobb elbeszélései
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), az emberi lélek nagy ismerője, prózai műveivel megteremtette az amerikai irodalomnak azt a „sötét” irányzatát, amelyet elsősorban Hawthorne, Bierce és Faulkner neve fémjelez. A manapság kriminek nevezett műfaj szintén sokat köszönhet neki. Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot és a többiek A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosságból tanulták azóta is gyakorolt módszerüket. A sokat vitatott, ugyanakkor kortársaira és a későbbi írógenerációkra egyaránt oly nagy hatással lévő író élete olyan, hogy novellaként csak saját maga írhatta volna meg. De nem írta meg, hanem végigélte, és ehhez képest stílszerűen halt meg. Jelen gyűjteménnyel Poe munkássága előtt kívánunk tisztelegni. És ugyan minden válogatás elkerülhetetlenül szubjektív valamennyire, a kötetbe beválasztott rövidebb-hosszabb elbeszélések egytől egyig a rajongók által legkedveltebb, a kritikusok elemzéseiben legnagyobbra tartott művek közül kerültek ki, és együttesen vitathatatlanul a poei életmű esszenciáját képviselik. A könyv az alábbi írásokat tartalmazza: 1. Palackban talált kézirat, 2. Berenice, 3. Morella, 4. Árny – Parabola, 5. Pestis király, 6. Metzengerstein, 7. Csönd, 8. Ligeia, 9. Az Usher-ház vége, 10. William Wilson, 11. A Morgue utcai kettõs gyilkosság, 12. A Maelström örvényében, 13. Az ovális portré, 14. A vörös halál álarca, 15. Marie Rogêt titokzatos eltûnése, 16. Eleonora, 17. Az áruló szív, 18. A kút és az inga, 19. Az elsietett temetés, 20. Pár szó egy múmiával, 21. Dr. Kátrány és Toll professzor módszere, 22. Monsieur Valdemar kóresete tényszerû megvilágításban, 23. Az ellopott levél, 24. Mellonta tauta, 25. Bice-Béka, 26. Monos és Una beszélgetése, 27. Eiros és Charmion párbeszéde, 28. Négy fenevad egy testben, 29. A perverzió démona, 30. Tündérsziget, 31. Az elveszett lélegzet, 32. Delejes látomás, 33. A szavak ereje, 34. Három vasárnap egyvégtében, 35. Csupa X bekezdés
Gyürk Sarolta - A kút
"...- Majd meghallja, milyen egy rafinált terv ez! Nem olyan átlátszó. Minden részletét pontosan kidolgoztam, és most, amint hazaérek, végre is hajtom... - Az udvarunkban van egy kút. Rég nem használjuk, mondták már, temessük be, néhány követ bele is hajigáltam, a többi ott tornyosodik mellette. A menyem abban a kútban hűti a tejet. Leereszti, meg felhúzza. Jó mély kút, legalább tizenöt méter. Hűvös van az alján, jó hűvös. Inkább hideg. sosem megy össze a tej, ha oda leereszti. Azt szokta csinálni, a fiam meg, mostanában, odaáll mellé és figyeli. Hát én most hazamegyek, leteszem a kabátom, és szólok a menyemnek: innék egy kis hideg tejet. Ő kimegy a kúthoz, én utána, és belelököm. Aztán szólok a fiamnak, hogy a menyem beleesett a kútba, és amikor ő utánahajol, hogy megnézze, őt is belelököm. Aztán rájuk hajigálom a köveket..."
Ismeretlen szerző - Circus
Introducing stories of circuses traditional and bizarre, futuristic and steeped in tradition, joyful and heart-breaking! And among the actors you will find old friends, be they sad clowns or free-spirited gymnasts, as well as new ones - mammoths, mechanical piano men, and things best not described at all. Come in, come all, and enjoy the literary show unfolding!
Tiffany Reisz - The Last Good Knight
The 8th Circle - Three years before The Siren When Mistress Nora, newly separated from her lover Søren, encounters a sexy newcomer at the 8th Circle it is lust at first sight. But when their session is cut short by Kingsley Edge, Nora vows to seduce the gorgeous submissive, even if it goes against all of Kingsley's orders. The Last Good Knight is an Original Sinners novella told in five parts. This collection includes: PART ONE: SCARS AND STRIPES It's lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She's happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they're all in danger…. PART TWO: SORE SPOTS With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora's bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he's on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL's noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she's trying to forget…. PART THREE: THE GAMES DESTINY PLAYS Shocked to see Nora's bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she's equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley's orders…. PART FOUR: FIT TO BE TIED With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance's bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight…. PART FIVE: THE LAST GOOD NIGHT Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn't need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma—if she uses her connections to help Lance, she'll have to give him up forever….
Alexander McCall Smith - The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.