When Mario Puzo’s blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and “big, turbulent, highly entertaining.” Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America’s national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. Now, in this newly-repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition, readers old and new can experience this timeless tale of crime for themselves. From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter’s wedding…to his son, Michael, who takes his father’s place to fight for his family…to the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how “men of honor” live in their own world, and die by their own laws.
Jennifer Bassett - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son (Oxford Bookworms)
Dr Huxtable has a school for boys in the north of England. When the Duke of Holdernesse decides to send his young son there, that is good news for the school. The Duke is a very important person, and Dr Huxtable is happy to have his son in the school. But two weeks later Dr Huxtable is the unhappiest man in England. Why? And why does he take the train down to London and go to Baker Street? Why does he need the help of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes? Because someone has kidnapped the Duke's son ...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Huron's Easy Reader)
A Huron's Easy Reader köteteit akkor kezdd el gyűjteni, ha már kívánod, hogy jó angol-amerikai irodalmat olvass eredetiben, és ebben eddig legfőképpen a szókincsed és a nagyszótár mérete akadályozott meg. Tényleg akkor kell átnézned a jobb hasábba, ha az olvasásban elakadsz egy ismeretlen szónál. Ennek az angol szónak a kezdőbetűjénél megtalálod a jelentését.
Andrea Camilleri - The Paper Moon
The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri's internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series. With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri's classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn't have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man - shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down - commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.
Ismeretlen szerző - Crime Story Collection (Penguin Readers)
Most of these stories are about murder. We see what can drive a person to murder. Some people are angry or frightened. Others are clever planners. In one of the stories we meet a man who is making careful preparations for his third murder. Will he succeed?
John Escott - As the Inspector Said (Oxford Bookworms)
The murder plan seems so neat, so clever. How can it possibly fail? And when Sonia's stupid, boring little husband is dead, she will be free to marry her handsome lover. But perhaps the boring little husband is not so stupid after all... Murder plans that go wrong, a burglar who makes a bad mistake, a famous jewel thief who meets a very unusual detective ... These five stories from the golden age of crime writing are full of mystery and surprises.
Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep (Penguin Readers)
When General Sternwood has a problem, he hires private detective Phillip Marlowe. Marlowe's job starts with blackmail but takes him into a world of even more serious crimes. He soon finds the first dead body - and it is not the last. How many people will die before the job is done?
Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None (Penguin Readers)
Ten strangers are invited to an island off the Devon coast. Most are happy to be there. But then, very soon, one of them is dead. What is happening? Is it murder? Is the killer one of them – or the mysterious Mr Owen? And are the other guests in danger too?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Red Circle
The detective story was brought to perfection by Conan Doyle. Creating the detective above all detectives, Sherlock Holmes, Doyle gave life to a character that surpassed real life. Doyle wrote numerous stories the detective skills of the opium-smoking, violin-playing gentleman of 221 b Baker Street and his faithfull friend and companion, Dr Watson. One of these is "The Red Circle" about a secret Sicilian society and its criminal methods. Who is Mrs Warren's mysterious lodger? Why must nobody know? On a dark London winter evening Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are waiting to slove the mystery that Holmes has realized is a matter of life and death.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (Oxford Dominoes)
Miss Mary Morstan has a strange story to tell. Since her father disappeared, she has received a large pearl through the post on the same day, every year, for six years. Who is sending them? And what about her father's paper with the words 'The Sign of Four' written on it? Sherlock Holmes alone can solve these mysteries.
Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep (Oxford Bookworms)
General Sternwood has four million dollars, and two young daughters, both pretty and both wild. He's an old, sick man, close to death, but he doesn't like being blackmailed. So he asks private detective Philip Marlowe to get the blackmailer off his back. Marlowe knows the dark side of life in Los Angeles well, and nothing much surprises him. But the Sternwood girls are a lot wilder than their old father realizes. They like men, drink, drugs - and it's not just a question of blackmail.
John Escott - Girl on a Motorcycle (Oxford Bookworms)
'Give me the money,' says the robber to the Los Angeles security guard. The guard looks at the gun and hands over the money. The robber has long blond hair and rides a motorcycle - and a girl with long blond hair arrives at Kenny's motel - on a motorcycle. Is she the robber?
John Grisham - The Rainmaker (Penguin Readers)
I have no job. I have no money. I have debts I can't pay. I do, however, have a case. Rudy Baylor is ready to finish law school but loses his first job before he has even started. Then Dot and Bud Black ask for his help in their fight against a powerful insurance company. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying. His claim for medical insurance has been refused. Can Rudy, an inexperienced student, really give them any hope?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (Oxford Bookworms)
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the steps coming up his stairs; he watches the door opening - and he knows what question the stranger will ask. In these threeof his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street - visitors who bring their troubles to the only man in the world wo can help them.
Agatha Christie - Appointment With Death
Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully adapted versions are shorter with the language targeted at upper-intermediate learners (CEF level B2). Each reader includes: * A CD with a reading of the adapted story * Helpful notes on characters * Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot * A glossary of the more difficult words Mrs Boynton, a cruel and hated woman, is found dead in the ancient city of Petra. Was it just a weak heart and too much sun that killed her, or has one of Mrs Boynton's many victims found revenge? By chance, the great detective Hercule Poirot has some useful information, but is it enough to find the killer? He has 24 hours to solve the case.
Raymond Chandler - Goldfish (Oxford Bookworms)
The Leander pearls were stolen nineteen years ago. The thief was caught, but the pearls were never found, and there is still a $25,000 reward for anyone who finds them. Then somebody comes to private detective Carmady with a story about a guy who knows where the pearls are hidden. Carmady agrees to talk to the guy who says he knows. But he finds him dead in his bed, with burned feet, and it seems there are quite a lot of people in Los Angeles who have heard the story, and who are out looking for the Leander pearls...
John Escott - Agatha Christie - Woman of Mystery (Oxford Bookworms)
What does the name 'Agatha Christie' mean? To many people, it means a book about a murder mystery - a 'whodunnit'. 'I'm reading an Agatha Christie,' people say. 'I'm not sure who the murder is - I think it's...' But hey are usually wrong, because it is not easy to guess the murderer's name before the end of the book. But who was Agatha Christie? What was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure? Was there a mystery in her life, too?
Michael White - The Medici Secret
In the crypt of the Medici Chapel in Florence, palaeopathologist, Edie Granger, and her uncle, Carlin Mackenzie, are examining the mummified remains of one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy. Edie and Mackenzie both have serious doubts about the true identity of at least two of the five-hundred-year-old bodies.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles (Oxford Bookworms)
Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only on person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes történetei 3. / Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 3.
Nyilván senkinek sem kell bemutatni Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hőseit: a zseniális nyomozót, és hő krónikását, a kissé fantáziaszegény orvost. Amiért ez a kötet mégis újdonsággal szolgál, az az, hogy lapjain Sherlock Holmes és Dr. Watson kalandjait két nyelven is élvezhetik az olvasók. Igazi különlegesség, hogy az angol eredetit a fordító "kipreparálta", vagyis kiemelte és lábjegyzetekkel, illetve magyarázatokkal látta el a ritkábban előforduló angol szavakat, kifejezéseket. Ennek köszönhetően haszonnal forgathatják a könyvet az angolul tanulók, a nyelvvizsgára készülők, továbbá a meglévő tudásukat karbantartani kívánók. És nem mellékesen: bepillantást nyerhetnek a műfordítás olykor gyötrelmes, ám mindig szép és izgalmas folyamatába is.
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
A dark and compelling study of a young intellectuel tempted towards crime through severe penury.