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The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316206865
Pages: 464
Year: 2013-04-30
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A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Il richiamo del cuculo
Author: Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Salani
ISBN: 8867156950
Pages: 560
Year: 2013-11-04T00:00:00+01:00
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IL PRIMO ECCEZIONALE ROMANZO DELLA SERIE NOIR SCRITTA DA ROBERT GALBRAITH, PSEUDONIMO DI J.K. ROWLING, AUTRICE DI HARRY POTTER «Robert Galbraith ha scritto un libro estremamente godibile con un protagonista affascinante, Cormoran Strike, che rivedremo di certo in altri romanzi. Lo stile è incalzante e pieno di suspense. Per di più, Strike e la sua assistente Robin sono una squadra che il lettore sarà ansioso di ritrovare all’opera.» The New York Times «Un romanzo straordinario.» Corriere della Sera «Il richiamo del cuculo è la dimostrazione che la grande fiction ha sempre un tocco di magia.» Usa Today «Raramente emerge un investigatore privato in grado di catturare con forza l’immaginazione. Eccolo: Robert Galbraith ha un tocco da maestro nel descrivere Londra e farci innamorare di un nuovo eroe.» Daily Mail «Il richiamo del cuculo è un grande libro? La risposta è semplice. Sì. È straordinario.» Chicago Tribune «Un romanzo scintillante ambientato nel mondo spregiudicato di stilisti e modelle.» The Times È notte fonda quando Lula Landry, leggendaria e capricciosa top model, precipita dal balcone del suo lussuoso attico a Mayfair sul marciapiede innevato. La polizia archivia il caso come suicidio, ma il fratello della modella non può crederci. Decide di affidarsi a un investigatore privato e un caso del destino lo conduce all’ufficio di Cormoran Strike. Veterano della guerra in Afghanistan, dove ha perso una gamba, Strike riesce a malapena a guadagnarsi da vivere come detective. Per lui, scaricato dalla fidanzata e senza più un tetto, questo nuovo caso significa sopravvivenza, qualche debito in meno, la mente occupata. Ci si butta a capofitto, ma indizio dopo indizio, la verità si svela a caro prezzo in tutta la sua terribile portata e lo trascina sempre più a fondo nel mondo scintillante e spietato della vittima, sempre più vicino al pericolo che l’ha schiacciata...Un page turner dalla scrittura forte e la trama perfetta; è facile perdersi nelle sue pagine, tenuti per mano da personaggi che si stagliano con sorprendente nettezza e originalità. Ed è ancora più facile abbandonarsi al fascino ammaliante di Londra, che dal chiasso di Soho, al lusso di Mayfair, ai gremiti pub dell’East End, si rivela protagonista assoluta, ipnotica e ricca di seduzioni.
Very Good Lives
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316369144
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-04-14
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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force. Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.
Il richiamo del cuculo
Author: J. K. Rowling
Pages: 523
Year: 2014
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The Silver Kiss
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307754448
Pages: 256
Year: 2010-04-21
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Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house. Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother. Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness? From the Paperback edition.
The Midnight Club
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Vision
ISBN: 044650596X
Pages: 384
Year: 2007-07-01
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A stunningly brilliant psychopathic killer who has skillfully eluded the police from London to Paris to New York. A beautiful woman journalist suddenly in grave danger. An unorthodox New York detective whose motive for stopping the killer couldn't be more personal or emotional. Bestselling author James Patterson weaves a suspenseful tale of a powerful mobster who runs up against a very determined cop and his faithful crime fighters.
Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316349925
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-10-20
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When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them... Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
The Crocodile
Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451635
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-07-02
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This is Naples as you’ve never seen it before. A chaotic, shadowy city full of ominous echoes and dark alleyways where each inhabitant seems too absorbed by his or her own problems to give a damn about anybody else. And that is exactly what makes it possible for a cold, methodical killer to commit his atrocious crimes largely undisturbed, to merge with the crowd as if he were invisible. The newspapers call him “The Crocodile” because, like a crocodile, when he devours his own children, he cries. And like a crocodile he is a perfect killing machine: he waits and watches until his prey is within range, and then he strikes. Three young people with very diverse backgrounds have been found murdered in three different neighborhoods, each shot with a single bullet, execution style. While his colleagues see little or no connection, Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono, smells a rat. He is driven by his instincts and his own troubled recent history. He has just been transferred to Naples from Sicily where a Mafioso-turned-informant accused him of leaking sensitive information to the mob. Once an estimated member of the mobile unit of the Agrigento police force, Lojacono has lost everything, first and foremost the love of his wife and daughter. But now he’s been given a second chance and a shot at clearing his name. A young magistrate, the beautiful Laura Piras, wants him in Naples. She’s heard of his preternatural skills and his incredible powers of observation and she thinks a man like him is needed in Naples. So it is that Inspector Lojacono is charged with finding the link between the three dead bodies. At the root of these murders, he will discover, is a pain that still burns, a sense of guilt than cannot be purged, and one all-consuming love.
Which Witch?
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330477757
Pages: 208
Year: 2008-09-04
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Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers - but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition. Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires. Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress - but how? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
All Things Cease to Appear
Author: Elizabeth Brundage
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911484
Pages: 464
Year: 2017-02-07
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Arriving home to find his wife murdered and their toddler left alone, art history professor George Clare is targeted with suspicion by a relentless police officer as dark community secrets are revealed over a span of decades.
The Whisperer
Author: Donato Carrisi
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 031620787X
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-01-05
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A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm. Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found. Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers. Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Or is a copycat criminal at work? Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands. THE WHISPERER, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.
The Leopard
Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0375714790
Pages: 319
Year: 1960
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Confronting the social changes sweeping nineteenth-century Italy, including the forces of revolution and democracy, an elderly Sicilian aristocrat arranges a marriage between his daughter and a wealthy merchant. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Glass Souls
Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609454103
Pages: 424
Year: 2017-07-18
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The eighth entry in Maurizio de Giovanni's internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series. In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate. The beautiful, haughty Bianca, countess of Roccaspina, pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed months ago. In the tense, charged atmosphere of 1930s Italy, where Benito Mussolini and his fascist thugs monitor the police closely, an unauthorized investigation is grounds for immediate dismissal and possible criminal charges. But Ricciardi's thirst for justice cannot be sated. A tightly plotted historical noir novel, this eighth installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series is a gripping meditation on revenge and justice in which each character's soul reveals itself to be made of glass. "The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable. It's like a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space. The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn." —La Reppublica
Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy
Author: Norbert Gleicher, Louis Buttino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
Pages: 1600
Year: 1998
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The encyclopedic coverage includes all medical treatment of pregnant women, from general aspects of medical care during pregnancy to critical care and surgery in pregnancy. The third has been thoroughly revised and features a new section on medical genetics.
Lullaby Town
Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 0307789934
Pages: 352
Year: 2011-04-20
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Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America. It's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep -- until it turns out to be a nightmare. For when Cole finds Nelson's wife in a small Conneticut town, she's nothing like what he expects. The lady has some unwanted -- and very nasty -- mob connections, which means Elvis could be opening the East Coast branch of his P.I. office . . .at the bottom of the Hudson River. From the Paperback edition.