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Steel Sky by Andrew C. Murphy

By Andrew C. Murphy

Centuries after international catastrophe, the remnants of humanity undergo in a global grew to become inside of out, a bubble of metal in limitless stone. within the Hypogeum the very air is poison, invisible assassins cull the susceptible, and privateness is something of the past.At the pinnacle of this greatly stratified society sits the Orcus relatives, corrupt and contentious, yet inheritor to a mystery that enables them to wield uncontested strength — until eventually the looks of a legendary, doubtless superhuman avenger disrupts their cautious machinations. yet in the back of his masks, the Winnower is a guy haunted through his personal misdeeds, as a lot short of redemption because the humans he seeks to champion.The Winnower's arrival precipitates society's cave in, and doubtless an finish to all of humanity — store in the course of the interactions of an not going confluence of characters: a reluctant dictator, a disfigured outcast, a defiant sufferer, and an enigmatic man made intelligence. the genuine strength of metal Sky lies within the richness of those characters and their own tales of ambition, bravery, revenge, and love.

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Balade entre les tombes (Série noire) (French Edition) by Lawrence Block,Mona de Pracontal

By Lawrence Block,Mona de Pracontal

Quand Kenan Khoury reçoit un coup de fil anonyme exigeant une rançon s’il veut revoir sa femme en vie, il n’hésite pas une seconde à payer. Mais c’est dans le coffre d’une voiture et sous forme de pièces détachées sanguinolentes que notre homme l. a. retrouve.
Le problème est que Khoury, broker notoire de Brooklyn, veut rester loin du regard de los angeles police. C’est donc tout naturellement qu'il fait appel au célèbre détective privé et ancien flic alcoolique Matt Scudder.
À l’aide d’acolytes hauts en couleur comme new york en regorge – un apprenti rappeur, de jeunes hackers, sans oublier los angeles belle Elaine –, Matt se jette corps et âme dans une enquête qui fait rapidement surgir de nouvelles pièces d’un puzzle macabre, bien plus complexe que prévu. Et lorsqu’une autre femme disparaît, c’est une path contre los angeles mort qui s’engage…

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Die Mother Goose Die by Jim Malloy

By Jim Malloy

"When Misty rammed the ice decide in his head, she felt alive, unfastened, and beautiful. And the simplest half was once she had six extra to do.
With a sigh, her brain went to an previous time as she squatted within the nook and sucked her thumb. Childlike tears rolled down her cheeks as she hugged her Raggedy Ann doll and recited a mom Goose nursery rhyme.

Mary, Mary, really contrary.
How. . . . . .

Police Sergeant Jack Delaney and the Doom squad have been stumped. The murders had no universal hyperlink. He knew in the event that they might locate the reason, they'd remedy the case. the matter was once the intent was once created fifty years ago.

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Gumshoe Gorilla by Keith Hartman,Eric Dunn

By Keith Hartman,Eric Dunn

Gay prostitutes, vampire wannabes, and a cloned motion picture star…

2034 used to be a coarse yr for Drew Parker. His vehicle broke down, his hire went up, and his associate used to be abducted by way of a revenge-crazed functionality artist. And to best it off, one among Drew’s consumers was once tossed from a skyscraper— after being stripped bare, smeared in human fats, and painted with occult symbols.

So some distance, 2035 isn't really shaping as much as be a lot better.

What started out as an easy case concerning a deaf lady and her dishonest boyfriend is getting advanced. It doesn’t support that the boyfriend is one among 5 exact actors cloned from the frozen corpse of a useless celebrity. Or that he’s as much as his neck in a convoluted blackmail plot. Or that the fellow is being stalked by means of a few type of undercover agent, a dame in a clown masks with the wrestle talents of a army Seal.

And along with, Drew has his personal challenge to house. a private subject concerning a male prostitute, a privatized model of the KGB, and a vampire intercourse cult.

Well a minimum of his Wiccan accomplice, Jen, is again to aid him out. If he can simply get her to scale back at the sensible jokes.

... and the courting advice.

The fascinating sequel to The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the digital Corpse

•Wise cracking homosexual PI witch detective blood brother comedy magic realism close to destiny excessive tech delusion secret with cloned motion picture stars, vampire intercourse golf equipment, male prostitutes and a touch of humor. You have been warned.•

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Robicheaux: You Know My Name (Dave Robicheaux) by James Lee Burke

By James Lee Burke

'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a good American novelist whose paintings, taken separately or as an entire, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly

Set opposed to the backdrop of latest Orleans, Detective Dave Robicheaux is struggling with his demons to beat his hardest case yet.

Powerful mob boss Tony Nemo has a Civil warfare sword he'd wish to supply to Levon Broussard, a favored neighborhood writer whose books were tailored into significant Hollywood movies. The sword's heritage will be traced again to Broussard's ancestors, and Tony figures it belongs to Levon. yet Tony's intentions usually are not so natural; he believes the present will result in a slice of Broussard's profitable movie variations.

Then there is Jimmy Nightengale, the younger poster boy of latest Orleans wealth and glamour. Jimmy's keen on Levon's paintings, or even fonder of his attractive, enigmatic spouse, Rowena. Tony thinks Jimmy could be a US Senator sometime, and has the assets and clout to make it occur. there is something off concerning the courting among those 3 males, and after a vicious attack, it truly is as much as Robicheaux to discover the truth.

Complicating issues is the unexpected demise of T.J. Dartez, the hot Iberian neighborhood answerable for Robicheaux's wife's demise, and all want to the detective because the assassin. Can Robicheaux transparent his identify ahead of it is too late?

Praise for one of many nice American crime writers, James Lee Burke:

'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a good American novelist whose paintings, taken separately or as a complete, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly

'A beautiful prose stylist.' Stephen King

'Richly merits to be defined now as one of many most interesting crime writers the US has ever produced.' Daily Mail

Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:

Dave Robicheaux Series

1. The Neon Rain
2. Heaven's Prisoners
3. Black Cherry Blues
4. A Morning for Flamingos
5. A Stained White Radiance
6. In the electrical Mist with accomplice Dead
7. Dixie urban Jam
8. Burning Angel
9. Cadillac Jukebox
10. Sunset Limited
11. Purple Cane Road
12. Jolie Blon's Bounce
13. Last automobile to Elysian Fields
14. Crusader's Cross
15. Pegasus Descending
16. The Tin Roof Blowdown
17. Swan Peak
18. The Glass Rainbow
19. Creole Belle
20. Light of the World
21. Robicheaux

Hackberry Holland Series

1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield
2. Rain Gods
3. Feast Day of Fools
4. House of the emerging Sun

Billy Bob Holland Series

1. Cimarron Rose
2. Heartwood
3. Bitterroot
4. In The Moon of crimson Ponies

* every one James Lee Burke novel should be learn as a standalone or in sequence order *

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T'es pas Dieu, petit bonhomme…: Saga policière (Les trois by Philippe Setbon

By Philippe Setbon

Qu'est-ce qui peut pousser un individu à immoler son prochain ?

Fred, auteur en mal d'inspiration, se pose l. a. query. Le besoin de se faire connaître ? L’obéissance aux injonctions d'un dieu quelconque ? l. a. vengeance ?
Fred se lance dans l'écriture de son roman. Mais est-ce bien d'une fiction qu'il s'agit ? Dans son quartier, les Batignolles à Paris, celui que tout le monde appelle désormais « Le Faucheur » sème los angeles mort sur son passage et redonne de l'inspiration à notre auteur… Le face-à-face est inévitable.

Après Cécile et le monsieur d'à côté, découvrez le deuxième volet de los angeles série policière Les trois visages de los angeles vengeance, finaliste du prix Polar francophone 2016 au competition de Cognac !


Le Faucheur s’allume une cigarette, en aspire une bouffée et appuie l’extrémité incandescente sur une des croix, jusqu'à percer le papier. Il éteint los angeles flamme en l’écrasant du pouce. C'est le troisième trou identique qu'il fait sur los angeles carte. C'est bien, mais il y a encore du boulot. Beaucoup de boulot. Et à partir de maintenant, il devrait être prudent et ne pas se laisser prendre à son propre jeu. Il n’est pas là pour amuser les médias et terroriser les foules, son rôle n’est pas de jouer les croque-mitaines à deux balles.
Le Faucheur a un travail à accomplir. Mieux : une challenge. Et il est hors de query qu'il s’en détourne.


Scénariste, Philippe Setbon est un auteur chevronné. [...] Dans los angeles meilleure culture du polar, même si on preserve une half d'obscurité, on ne dissimule pas les faits. L'auteur raconte donc avec une remarquable fluidité (et un definite humour) tout ce qui se produit autour de Fred et Lynda, couple en educate de se former. - Claude Le Nocher, Action-Suspense

Philippe Setbon nous livre ici un polar noir de tout most desirable plan, remarquablement construit (il n’est pas scénariste de renom pour rien) et dont il maîtrise l’intrigue, passionnante. - Jean Dewilde, web publication Jack is again again

Une lecture tout aussi fluide et addictive que l. a. première de cette trilogie. - Blog Livresque78

Un superbe deuxième volet pour cette trilogie, toujours cette atmosphère très particulière, entre urgence et quotidien, de destins en teach de se nouer. - Blog Quatre sans quatre


Philippe Setbon, né en 1957, débute comme auteur et dessinateur de BD dans « Métal Hurlant » et « Pilote », avant de bifurquer vers le cinéma. Il signe les scénarios de plusieurs longs-métrages comme Détective de Godard ou Mort Un Dimanche De Pluie, réalise Mister Frost puis se consacre à los angeles télévision. Il écrit de nombreux téléfilms et séries dont Les Enquêtes d’Éloïse Rome, Fabio Montale, Frank Riva and so on. Il en réalise lui-même une vingtaine parmi lesquels l. a. minisérie à succès Ange De Feu.
Il a également signalé six romans chez Rivages, Flammarion et Buchet-Chastel.

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La notte delle pantere (Ispettore Biagio Mazzeo) (Italian by Piergiorgio Pulixi

By Piergiorgio Pulixi

Soldi, sesso e potere. L'ispettore Biagio Mazzeo è a capo di un'unità composta da poliziotti duri specializzati nella lotta al crimine e disposti a seguirlo come un padre. Questo li porta spesso a oltrepassare il labile confine tra legalità e illegalità. consistent with salvare i suoi uomini da uno scandalo di crimini e corruzione, Mazzeo finisce in carcere. Ma il suo sacrificio non può fermare le conseguenze di anni di comportamenti criminali. los angeles sua squadra infatti ha messo le mani sulla partita di droga sbagliata. E ora i proprietari l. a. rivogliono indietro. Ma non sono criminali comuni: si tratta di 'ndrangheta, mafiosi disposti a tutto pur di riaverla. Da dietro le sbarre Mazzeo non può fare nulla according to aiutare i suoi. A meno che non scenda a patti con l. a. legge scegliendo di imbarcarsi in una missione sporca e suicida. Una giovane funzionaria di Polizia propone al poliziotto corrotto un patto: lo tirerà fuori e some distanceà cadere tutte le accuse se lui a long wayà qualcosa consistent with lei: fermare una guerra già dichiarata. In un crescendo di violenza, vendette e corruzione, Biagio Mazzeo dovrà scegliere da che parte stare perché questa volta non c'è in gioco soltanto il distintivo, ma l. a. vita. Dopo il successo di Una brutta storia, Mazzeo e le sue pantere tornano con un'avventura ricca di azione e suspense. Un dramma poliziesco dal ritmo adrenalinico e cinematografico.

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Bachpassion: Thriller (German Edition) by Ernst Schmid

By Ernst Schmid

Vor Jahren ist Gruppeninspektorin Frieda Bach bei einem Fall ein fataler Fehler unterlaufen, der einem Jugendlichen das Leben gekostet hat. Sie wurde suspendiert und anschließend in eine Abstellkammer verbannt, wo sie nichts anderes zu tun hat, als die Akten und Protokolle ihrer Kollegen auf Fehler zu überprüfen. Doch eines Tages zitiert sie ihr Chef zu sich. Sie soll eine neue Abteilung leiten, die sich mit der Aufarbeitung regulate Fälle beschäftigt. Zu ihrem Leidwesen ist Gruppeninspektor Gruber für sie zuständig. Er conflict es, der damals ihren Fehler gemeldet hat, um ihren Posten zu bekommen. Bei dem ersten Fall, mit dem Gruber sie betraut, handelt es sich um einen grausamen Ritualmord, der vor einem Jahr ganz in der Nähe der Bundespolizeidirektion verübt worden ist. In Ermangelung von verwertbaren Spuren oder Zeugen wurde der Fall zu den Akten gelegt. Im Zuge der Ermittlungen findet Bach heraus, dass sich zwei der Opfer gekannt haben. Beide waren im Stift Wolterskirchen als Erzieher tätig. Heimlich macht sie sich in den Ort auf, der von den Medien den aussagekräftigen Namen „Folterskirchen“ erhalten hat Als sich kurz darauf ein Verdächtiger erhängt, ist der Fall gelöst. Aber Frieda Bach kann sich des Gefühls nicht erwehren, etwas übersehen zu haben. used to be sie nicht ahnt, ist, dass der Serienmörder sie längst als nächstes Opfer auserkoren hat.

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Sweet Women Lie (Amos Walker Novels) by Loren D. Estleman

By Loren D. Estleman

A light movie megastar asks Detroit PI Amos Walker to get her out of a courting with a dangerous mobster

When Amos Walker used to be a teenager, he had a poster of Gail desire on his wall. A 60s bombshell within the beach-blanket culture, she has fallen demanding when you consider that her glory days as one of many death studio system’s ultimate starlets. but if she calls on Amos Walker she is still as beautiful as ever: a chic attractiveness with a $750,000 problem.


Since her profession evaporated, she has performed the a part of moll to at least one of Detroit’s big-name gangsters, a strong guy stalked by way of loss of life. uninterested in a lifestyles taking a look over her shoulder, desire pawns every thing she owns in an try to purchase her means out. She entrusts Walker with a suitcase heavy with funds, and asks him to play supply boy—a easy project that doesn’t take lengthy to show deadly.


This publication positive factors an illustrated biography of Loren D. Estleman together with infrequent images from the author’s own collection.

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