Fiction

Hostage

A Novel

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734038

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8804

"Marlaine Delargy has translated works by many writers" -- Verso title page.
Fiction

Hostage

A Novel

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780307567697

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1199

The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L.A.’s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all. Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility. From the Hardcover edition.

Buried Lies

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471148828

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1804

Fiction

Sun Storm

Author: Asa Larsson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440336259

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3164

On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled–and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall....So begins Åsa Larsson’s spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden’s Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation. Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she’d left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman. But to help her friend, and to find the real killer of a man she once adored and is now not sure she ever knew, Rebecka must relive the darkness she left behind in Kiruna, delve into a sordid conspiracy of deceit, and confront a killer whose motives are dark, wrenching, and impossible to guess.... From the Hardcover edition.
Literary Criticism

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135575347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 6737

Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.
History

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078205

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 8845

Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.
Fiction

Black Water Lilies

A Novel

Author: Michel Bussi

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316505013

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5096

From the author of the "wonderfully ingenious" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) novel After the Crash, a thrilling tale of a murder that takes place in Claude Monet's garden and the mystery that surrounds it. Giverny, France. During the day, the town is the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher, and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jérôme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumored painting of Black Water Lilies?
Children's stories

The Glass Children

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9780857551429

Category: Children's stories

Page: 256

View: 1297

Billie is forced to leave the only home sheâe(tm)s ever known when her mother decides they should move to a new house in a small town. Musty furniture and odd belongings fill the old, dilapidated building, the ghostly remains of its previous tenants - including two small glass figures, one boy and one girl. The neighbours and local community are hiding something, Billie can tell âe" a secret about the house, a secret of its past. Then Billie notices that the glass figures have moved when the house was empty. Soon after, a tiny handprint appears on a dusty table - the handprint of a small child. Billie is certain that they are being haunted. But her mother thinks Billie is making it up With the help of her new friend Aladdin, Billie desperately tries to uncover the houseâe(tm)s dark, tragic history . . . leading her closer to the chilling truth.
Fiction

The Lies We Tell

Author: Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471148874

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1008

How do you choose who to save? Stockholm criminal lawyer Martin Benner is frantically chipping away at the false confession and fabricated evidence linking the deceased Sara Texas to a string of killings. Mio, Sara’s four-year-old son, is missing, and Martin has been dragged into finding the child against his will. Meanwhile, someone is trying to frame Martin for murders he didn’t commit. Investigators are closing in on him, and time is running out. The bodies continue to pile up, as the people with whom Martin has shared his story begin to die, one by one. And when it becomes clear that the identity of the killer and that of Mio’s kidnapper are one and the same, Martin realizes that he cannot save both Mio and himself. He has to choose… The gripping new thriller from the international bestselling author Kristina Ohlsson, the queen of Scandi crime -- for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Midnight in Malmo

Author: Torquil MacLeod

Publisher: McNidder and Grace

ISBN: 9780857161307

Category:

Page: 320

View: 6943

Midnight in Malmöis the fourth in a series of best-selling crime mysteries featuring Inspector Anita Sundström. After a woman is stabbed to death while jogging in Malmö's main Park, Inspector Sundström finds herself unofficially investigating a case that has its roots in a 1917 chance meeting in Malmö.
Fiction

The Hostage

Author: W. E. B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515142402

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 4787

Department of Homeland Security agent Charley Castillo conducts a discreet investigation involving the brother-in-law of a murdered diplomat, a man possessing key information about America's scandalous food-for-oil program.
Law

Sovereignty Over Natural Resources

Balancing Rights and Duties

Author: Nico Schrijver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521047449

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 2475

In modern international law, permanent sovereignty over natural resources has come to entail duties as well as rights. This study analyses the evolution of permanent sovereignty from a political claim to a principle of international law, and examines its significance for a number of controversial issues such as people's rights, nationalization and environmental conservation. Although political discussion has long focused on the rights arising from permanent sovereignty, Dr Schrijver argues that this has been at the expense of the consideration of the corollary obligations it also entails. His book thus identifies directions sovereignty over natural resources has taken in an increasingly interdependent world and demonstrates its relevance to debate on foreign-investment regulation, the environment and sustainable development.
Fiction

Midnight Sun

A novel

Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0804172587

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5221

The internationally acclaimed author of Blood on Snow and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane. He calls himself Ulf—as good a name as any, he thinks—and the only thing he’s looking for is a place where he won’t be found by Oslo’s most notorious drug lord: the Fisherman. He was once the Fisherman’s fixer, but after betraying him, Ulf is now the one his former boss needs fixed—which may not be a problem for a man whose criminal reach is boundless. When Ulf gets off the bus in Kåsund, on Norway’s far northeastern border, he sees a “flat, monotonous, bleak landscape . . . the perfect hiding place. Hopefully.” The locals—native Sami and followers of a particularly harsh Swedish version of Christianity—seem to accept Ulf’s explanation that he’s come to hunt, even if he has no gun and the season has yet to start. And a bereaved, taciturn woman and her curious, talkative young son supply him with food, the use of a cabin deep in the woods, a weapon—and companionship that stirs something in him he thought was long dead. But the agonizing wait for the inevitable moment when the Fisherman’s henchmen will show—the midnight sun hanging in the sky like an unblinking, all-revealing eye—forces him to question if redemption is at all possible or if, as he’s always believed, “hope is a real bastard.” From the Hardcover edition.
Performing Arts

Watching Daytime Soap Operas

The Power of Pleasure

Author: Louise Spence

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819567659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 4391

An engaging, in-depth look at the myriad pleasures of the soap opera fan.
Fiction

Music for Torching

Author: A M. Homes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061857508

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5932

As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the Kodacolor hues of the good life become nearly hallucinogenic.Laying bare th foundations of a marriage, flash frozen in the anxious entropy of a suburban subdivision, Paul and Elaine spin the quit terors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens out of control. From a strange and hilarious encounter with a Stepford Wife neighbor to an ill-conceived plan for a tattoo, to a sexy cop who shows up at all the wrong moments, to a housecleaning team in space suits, a mistress calling on a cell phone, and a hostage situationat a school, A.M. Homes creates characters so outrageously flawed and deeply human that thery are entriely believable.
Fiction

Thrill Rides

The Emily Bestler Books Thriller Sampler

Author: John Connolly,Louise Millar,Mons Kallentoft,Liza Marklund,Caroline Kepnes,Sabine Durrant,Lee Goodman,Kristina Ohlsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104152

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2152

A thriller sampler from Emily Bestler Books, featuring John Connolly, Louise Millar, Mons Kallentoft, Liza Marklund, Caroline Kepnes, Sabine Durrant, Lee Goodman, and Kristina Ohlsson.
Fiction

The American Trilogy, 1997-2000

American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, The Human Stain

Author: Philip Roth,Ross Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598531039

Category: Fiction

Page: 1094

View: 3776

A latest omnibus of definitive works by the influential 20th-century novelist is a single-volume collection of his American Trilogy novels, including American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and The Human Stain.
History

History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands

Author: Martin Wein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004301275

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 8652

In History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands, Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
Fiction

The Day Is Dark

A Thriller

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250020972

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3744

There's something out there... "Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson." --Daily Telegraph "Iceland's crime queen." --The Scotsman "Engaging, fresh, and exciting." --James Patterson Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is widely regarded around the world as one of the best Nordic crime writers working today. Yrsa's previous book in the series, Ashes to Dust, also featured lawyer and sometime sleuth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir and received rave reviews internationally. In The Day is Dark, when all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the coast of Greenland, Thóra is hired to uncover the fates of the missing people. When she arrives in Greenland, she discovers that these aren't the first two to go missing. The local townspeople believe that the area is cursed, and no one wants to get involved in the case. Soon, Thora finds herself stranded in the middle of a wilderness, and the case is as frightening and hostile as the landscape itself. Chilling, unsettling, and compulsively readable, The Day is Dark is a must read for readers who are looking for the next big thing in crime fiction coming in from the cold.
Fiction

Still Waters

Author: Viveca Sten

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781503945708

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

View: 2770

On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore. Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident--until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren's cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before. As the island's residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders--while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.