By A. C. Baantjer

Een voormalig theologiestudent uit Kampen doet sinds enige maanden sociaal werk op de wallen om de mensen daar te profeteren over een betere wereld. Geen ask yourself dat veel jonge mensen, onder wie dieven, helers, hoeren, pooiers en een enkele drugsdealer, aan zijn lippen hangen. Ze noemen hem 'de profeet'. Maar aan woorden van de profeet alleen hebben ze niet genoeg, ze willen dat God rooster bewijst dat Hij het goed met ze voor heeft. Een heel direct en tastbaar bewijs. Ze kopen een lot in de staatsloterij, en... ze winnen een prijs van vijftigduizend gulden! Als De Cock met Vledder, zijn assistent, de volgende dag nietsvermoedend een samenkomst van de profeet met zijn volgelingen wil bijwonen, wordt hij er eerst haast uitgezet. Na lang wachten met de volgelingen in de gelagkamer van het voormalige logement van Tante Marie, zijn ze er getuige van dat een jonge vrouw met wapperende haren binnenstormt en met overslaande stem schreeuwt: 'De profeet is dood.'

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By Leonardo Padura

Praise for the Havana Quartet:

Havana Red, one other winner from sour Lemon Press.”—The long island Times

“Overlaid with a wealthy smoky patina, an environment that reeks of slums and riches, cigar smoke and unique perfumes.”—The Independent

“Talk approximately unforeseen discoveries, the Havana Quartet is a revelation. With a nod to Key Largo and a digital bow to The Maltese Falcon, those novels are eventually in regards to the redemptive nature of timeless friendship and the doubtless damaging nature of timeless love.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“Drenched with that beguiling otherness so attractive to enthusiasts of mysteries of alternative cultures, it's going to additionally attract those that savor the sultry lyricism of James Lee Burke.”—Booklist

The fourth name of the prize-winning Havana Quartet.

Twenty-four-year-old Lissette Delgado was once crushed, raped, after which strangled with a towel. Marijuana is located in her residence and her cloth cabinet is suspiciously past the technique of a highschool instructor. Lieutenant Conde is harassed through “the maximum authority” to finish this research quick whilst probability leads him into the palms of a pretty redhead, a saxophone participant who stocks his love for jazz and scuffling with fi sh.

This is a Havana of crumbling, grand structures, secrets and techniques hidden in the back of light doorways, and corruption. For an writer residing in Cuba, Leonardo Padura is remarkably outspoken concerning the failings of Fidel Castro’s regime. but it is a eulogy of Cuba, its lifetime of track, intercourse, and the nice friendships of these who elected to stick and struggle for survival.

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By Don Boyd

Margot, a gorgeous, younger, American psychologist dwelling in Barcelona, turns out to have all of it: a contented marriage, a flourishing perform serving the ex-pat neighborhood and an enviable social lifestyles during this brilliant and culture-rich urban. but if she is drawn into an obsessive, sexually charged affair - while that of her consumers are chanced on useless in mysterious condition - she is compelled to question her expert, own and sexual obstacles. Whose secrets and techniques carry the foremost to the awful loss of life of the younger fanatics? Her husband's? Her lover's?

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By James Patterson

THE scorching no 1 BESTSELLER

Someone is killing the richest humans within the urban - and the Women's homicide membership pays a excessive cost for searching him. on the celebration of the 12 months, San Francisco's so much glamorous couple is concentrated through a killer - and it is the ideal homicide. whereas Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile killings, a saintly highway preacher is brutally achieved. Reporter Cindy Thomas inquires into this overlooked case and discovers the sufferer could have had very darkish secrets and techniques.

As the hunt for 2 criminals assessments the boundaries of the Women's homicide membership, Lindsay sees sparks fly among Cindy and Lindsay's companion, Detective wealthy Conklin. The membership now faces its hardest problem: Will love smash all that the 4 neighbors have equipped?

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By Shelley Klein

"The so much Evil mystery Societies in History" examines fifteen of the main infamous firms the area has ever obvious. those are; The Illuminati, an historic organization devoted to constructing a 'New global Order'; Argentum Astrum, a black magic order shaped via Aleister Crowley in 1907; The Thule Society, an Aryan brotherhood at the back of the Nazis; Muti Magic, practitioners of formality homicide; Ku Klux Klan, an American white supremacist cadre; The Tongs, violent chinese language society associated with organised crime; sunlight Temple, foreign suicide sect exposed within the Nineteen Nineties; The Hashishim, a murderous Muslem sect on the time of the Crusades; The Mau Mau, a ruthless tribal society in pre-Independence Kenya; Aum Shinrikyo - eastern terrorist survivalists; Odessa, a Nazi organization perpetuating the vendetta opposed to the Jews; SPK, an anarchist terrorist crew lively within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s; The Thugees, Indian devotees of Kali, the Goddess of loss of life; Camorra, a clandestine Italian community with Mafia hyperlinks; and The Hell hearth membership, 18th Century English aristocrats dabbling in intercourse and politics.

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By Sue Grafton

4 compelling novels within the number 1 ny instances bestselling sequence that includes “the spunkiest, funniest, and most tasty deepest investigator in Santa Teresa, California, let alone the complete detective novel genre”(Entertainment Weekly).

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By Jess Walter

One day you recognize extra useless people who dwell ones...

Jess Walter is a author with an extraordinary expertise for locating humanity and emotional truths in lives lived on either side of the legislations. together with his 3rd novel, Citizen Vince, Walter has crafted a narrative as artistic because it is suspenseful -- an impossible to resist story concerning the expense of freedom and the secret of salvation.

It's the autumn of 1980, 8 days earlier than a presidential election that pits the downtrodden Jimmy Carter opposed to the suspiciously sunny Ronald Reagan ("Are you than you have been 4 years ago?"). In a quiet apartment in Spokane, Washington, Vince Camden wakes up at 1:59 a.m., wallet his weekly stash of stolen charge cards, and drops in on an all-night poker video game along with his low-life associates on his strategy to his witness-protection task dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. this is often the sum of Vince's new existence: donuts, cast charge cards, marijuana smuggled in jars of volcanic ash, and a neurotic hooker female friend who goals of being a true property agent.

But while a well-known face exhibits up on the town, Vince realizes that regardless of how a ways you think that you've got run out of your prior . . . it is usually shut at the back of you. Over the process the subsequent unforgettable week, at the run from Spokane to New York's decrease East part, Vince Camden will negotiate a maze of obsessive police officers, keen politicians, and rising mobsters, purely to discover that redemption could simply exist in -- of all locations -- a vote casting booth.

Darkly humorous and unusually hopeful, Citizen Vince is the tale of an enthralling criminal chasing the most important rating of his lifestyles: a moment chance.

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By Reggie Nadelson

Several months have handed because the tragedy enacted in Disturbed Earth. Artie Cohen has simply married Maxine and is set to take outing of town together with her while occasions pull him again: the plain homicide of a pal, and the looks of his former female friend, Lily, their break-up by no means totally resolved. via her nice abilities as a storyteller and writer of memorable characters, Reggie Nadelson weaves an exhilarating story of deception, whereas bringing to ever-greater existence her protagonist, Artie Cohen―deeply unsuitable and deeply human.

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By Alain Robbe-Grillet

Alain Robbe-Grillet is across the world hailed because the leader spokesman for the noveau roman and one of many nice novelists of the 20 th century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective tale yet is basically excited by weaving after which probing a whole mix of truth and delusion. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour interval following a chain of 8 murders in 8 days, most likely the paintings of a terrorist staff. After the 9th homicide, the research is grew to become over to a police agent, who may perhaps in reality be the assassin.

Both an engrossing secret and a sinister deconstruction of truth, The Erasers intrigues and unnerves with equivalent strength because it pull us alongside to its ominous conclusion.

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By Ian Rankin

3 buddies descend upon an artwork public sale looking for a few pleasure. Mike Mackenzie-retired software program tycoon, bachelor and high quality artwork enthusiast-wants anything that money cannot purchase. Fellow art-lover Allan Cruickshank is tired of his banking occupation and confused through a painful divorce. And Robert Gissing, an paintings professor, is annoyed that such a lot of work remain hidden in company boardrooms, safes and personal flats. After the auction-and an opportunity stumble upon with crime boss Chib Calloway-Robert and Allan recommend the "liberation" of numerous work from the nationwide Gallery, hoping Mike will dissuade them. in its place, he hopes they're serious.

As enterprising girlfriends, smart detectives, seductive auctioneers and a Hell's Angel named Hate input the image, Ian Rankin creates a highly-charged mystery, a faced-past tale of moment guesses and double crosses that hold altering the image, correct till the harrowing end.

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