By Andrea Camilleri
Ein höchst komischer Roman aus Sizilien über die Wirren, Intrigen, Verhaftungen, Morde und Liebesdramen, die ein einfacher Antrag auf ein Telefon auslöst.
Der Holzhändler Filippo Genuardi, genannt Pippo, begeistert sich für alles Neue; er besitzt einen Phonographen Edison und sogar einen aus Paris importierten motorisierten Vierräder. Nun beantragt er ein Telefon: eine Sensation in Sizilien im Jahr 1891.
Doch Pippos Antrag an die Präfektur von Montelusa bleibt unbeantwortet. Sein Wunsch ist suspekt: Wozu braucht Filippo Genuardi ein Telefon? Da muß etwas dahinterstecken! Aber auch Pippo ist nicht auf den Kopf gefallen. Er weiß, wie die Dinge funktionieren. Er trifft Freunde, die wieder Freunde haben, die seinen Antrag befördern, gegen einen kleinen Gefallen.
Filippo Genuardi besorgt dem Commendatore Don Lollo Longhitano die wechselnden Adressen seines Freundes, der aufgrund von Spielschulden untergetaucht ist. Bald ist halb Sizilien in den Fall verwickelt: Entlassungen, Beförderungen, Verhaftungen, Freilassungen, Morde, Selbstmorde - alles nur wegen eines Telefons ...
By Ken Goddard
A ruthless and expertly informed agreement killer is on task in Nevada's distant desolate tract nationwide flora and fauna Range...and he intentionally units in movement a chain of likely unconnected occasions that may quickly try out the abilities of Gil Grissom and his group of CSIs -- Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, Warrick Brown, Sara Sidle, and Greg Sanders -- to their restrict. For all isn't because it appears to be like during this federal safe haven, as legislations enforcement and lawbreakers alike are speedy stuck up in a transforming into crime scene that results in a perilous online game of one-upmanship....
By Lewis Carroll, Nickolas Cook
They have been certainly a queer-looking get together that assembled at the bank-the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging on the subject of them, and all dripping rainy, go, and uncomfortable. them all have been coated in Alice's now chilly and congealed blood, which made them even tastier trying to negative hungry Alice. while little Alice follows the Black Rat down into the gaping darkness of an open grave, she falls and falls. and shortly unearths herself in an undead nightmare of rotting flesh and madness. Venturing additional into this land of zombies and monsters, she encounters characters either creepy and madcap alongside the best way. yet there is something else troubling negative Alice: her dermis is rotting and her hair is falling out. She's chilly. and she or he has the haunting feeling that if she continues to be in Zombieland any more, she may by no means depart. Can Alice break out Zombieland earlier than the useless crimson Queen catches as much as her? (20110328)
By Craig Thompson
This attractive book-length debut is a quiet photo novella of a small turtle, Chunky Rice, leaving his domestic and his mouse good friend, Dandel. A Dr. Seussian solid of colourful characters and luxurious cartoon-y brushwork form this right into a captivating, profound story of loneliness, loss, and timeless friendship.
By Ray Mouton
This e-book is greater than a unique. it is a testomony to at least one of the main harrowing difficulties of our time. it is the tale of 1 man's campaign to convey justice to the sufferers of kid abuse. And it is a trip in the course of the darkish corridors of the oldest, richest, strongest non secular establishment in the world: the Roman Catholic Church.
Louisiana, 1984: a promising younger Catholic attorney named Renon Chattelrault has the same opinion to safeguard the 1st ever priest to be charged with committing intercourse crimes opposed to little ones. He is aware it will likely be debatable. so much males might stand apart. yet Chattelrault isn't so much males. With the facts he has collected through the defence of a guy he abhors, he mounts a campaign to show the massive conspiracy that is going to the very starting place of the Catholic Church. A conspiracy which has allowed these clergymen who've abused youngsters to proceed committing these crimes. For years, Chattelrault lives and breathes a struggle for justice that would rate him every thing he has. this can be an stunning tale approximately one of many nice scandals of our time, and one man's epic efforts to place issues right.
By Barbara Pym
Very good girls is one in every of Barbara Pym’s richest and so much fun excessive comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in Fifties England. She is a type of “excellent women,” the shrewdpermanent, supportive, repressed girls who males take without any consideration. As Mildred will get embroiled within the lives of her new neighbors—anthropologist Helena Napier and her good-looking, speeding husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar subsequent door—the novel provides a sequence of snapshots of human lifestyles as really, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing global of manners and repressed wants.
By Francois Lelord, Lorenzo Garcia
The impossible to resist moment installment within the loved sequence that has bought thousands of copies world wide.
in view that his first alluring experience in Hector and the hunt for Happiness, Hector the younger French psychiatrist has persevered to discover the mysteries of the human soul. Having stumbled on that love turns out almost inseparable from happiness, he starts off taking notes in this robust emotion. yet unbeknownst to him, Clara, the doctor's loved, is making her personal investigations into love.
As a lot a love tale as a unique approximately love, Hector and the secrets and techniques of Love is a feel-good lifestyles handbook wrapped in a globetrotting event, advised with the mix of a fairy tale's naïve knowledge and a satirist's dry wit that has received Hector lovers world wide.
By George MacDonald Fraser
After twelve gloriously scandalous Flashman novels, the incomparable George MacDonald Fraser offers us a unconditionally hilarious story of derring-do from a unique era.It’s the flip of the 17th century (sort of), we’re within the wild Borders of Scotland, and a casket of jewels, an unintentional homicide, an property in danger and a plot to overthrow the king are the order of the day. The impossible to resist and feisty girl Godiva Dacre and her “chocolate-box beautiful” significant other Mistress Kylie Delishe locate themselves stranded on a desolate highway as street robbers threaten their lives and possessions. doubtless out of nowhere, the rushing Bonny Gilderoy (think Johnny Depp on a horse) single-handedly defeats the villains, yet now not sooner than stealing woman Godiva’s precious jewels—along along with her center. After making it thoroughly to their vacation spot, Godiva and Kylie locate themselves thrown again including that fascinating scoundrel Gilderoy. A mysterious guy named Archie Noble involves their reduction and likewise makes a play for Godiva’s affections. regardless of preposterous alliances and uproarious issues of the center, they need to depend on each other as mystery identities are published and a dangerous coup endangers the Scottish throne. it's via both bold feats of braveness and outlandish costumes that our heroes battle through salacious nightlife, confront wizards and witches and undergo terrifying and ridiculous odds to maintain nationwide satisfaction and unravel the affection triangles that threaten nationwide safeguard.
By Francois Lelord
Now a big movie starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer
The foreign bestseller with greater than million copies sold
“Once upon a time there has been a tender psychiatrist referred to as Hector who was once no longer very chuffed with himself. . . . And so he made up our minds to make a journey around the globe, and in all places he went he might try and comprehend what made humans satisfied or unhappy.”
Hector travels from Paris to China to Africa to the U.S., and alongside the best way he retains an inventory of observations concerning the humans he meets. Combining the winsome charm of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s trip around the globe and into the human soul is unique, empowering, and smile-inducing—as profitable in its optimism because it is smart in its simplicity.
By Suzanne Rindell
Odalie... Quella mattina del 1924, quando si è seduta alla scrivania accanto alla mia, avrei dovuto capire che avrebbe sconvolto los angeles mia vita. Già da due anni lavoravo come dattilografa alla centrale di polizia di big apple e conducevo una vita tranquilla, ordinaria. Ero una ragazza all’antica: sebbene intorno a me il mondo stesse cambiando, non avevo mai nemmeno pensato di tagliarmi i capelli o d’iniziare a fumare. Poi è arrivata Odalie. Il suo caschetto nero, i suoi vestiti eleganti, l. a. disinvoltura con cui teneva l. a. sigaretta... Odalie period così spregiudicata, così sicura, così moderna. In quei giorni, mi sono resa conto che volevo essere come lei e che avrei fatto qualsiasi cosa in step with riuscirci. in step with questo ho accettato di trasferirmi nel suo lussuoso appartamento e l’ho accompagnata alle feste dove si beveva champagne e si ballava fino all’alba al ritmo della musica jazz. E consistent with questo non ho detto nulla quando mi sono accorta che aveva falsificato alcuni rapporti di polizia. Volevo proteggerla. Non potevo immaginare che mi stesse semplicemente usando. Che mi stesse mentendo. Come avrei potuto? Odalie period più di un’amica consistent with me. period il mio ideale di donna. E invece lei stava architettando los angeles mia rovina... In equilibrio sul labile confine che separa verità e menzogna, l. a. protagonista e voce narrante di questo fulminante romanzo d’esordio – che ha lanciato l. a. sua giovane autrice ai vertici delle classifiche internazionali –, ci fa vivere il mito della ny degli anni ’20, coinvolgendoci in una storia ambigua, sfuggente e imprevedibile, come solo le grandi storie sanno essere.