By Miguel Mena
Novela de intriga y humor en torno al robo de un cuadro de Goya durante una exposición en Londres. Se publicó en l. a. primavera de 1997 y en 2004 iba por su 4ª edición. Cuenta los angeles historia de un oscuro funcionario de embajada que planea un robo perfecto, pero una maleta extraviada acabará complicándole los angeles vida hasta extremos insoportables.
En “Babelia”, suplemento cultural del diario El País, apareció una reseña con este texto: “Divertida novela policiaca, cuyo gran acierto es los angeles combinación de los recursos del género con los de las películas de enredo, en un increscendo trepidante que intriga y sorprende al lector. l. a. novela comienza con el tópico de l. a. joven estudiante que llega a Londres y pierde su maleta, y va complicándose de forma insospechada a causa del robo de un goya, en el que, casualmente, los angeles muchacha y sus nuevos amigos ingleses acabarán implicados. Y con ellos, el embajador y los angeles los funcionarios de los angeles Embajada española, l. a. policía, un par de investigadores privados, un parado, un honrado gentleman, un vagabundo..., que el autor va haciendo entrar y salir conduciéndoles a un ultimate cómico y disparatado. Narrada con agilidad y con un tono irónico muy refrescante, con el que Mena destroza todo tipo de lugares comunes, es una novela realmente entretenida y de lectura muy grata./ V.F.
En una guía de lectura para estudiantes, l. a. profesora Manuela Lorente Bendicho escribió: “Las situaciones cómicas se suceden sin interrupción. Desde las que proponen un humor blanco hasta las que juegan con el sarcasmo, sin olvidar algunas escenas grotescas y el episodio de humor negro del forense.”
“En basic, los personajes de l. a. novela no se caracterizan ni por su inteligencia ni por otras virtudes. En cambio resultan muy humorísticos, algunos incluso hilarantes, y ayudan a crear el efecto cómico que es consustancial al estilo de l. a. novela”.
By Tim Willocks
This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a ebook that the breath is sucked correct out people. Brace yourselves.
May 1565. Suleiman the marvelous, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad opposed to the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. the most important armada of all time methods the knights' Christian stronghold at the island of Malta. The Turks comprehend the knights because the "Hounds of Hell." The knights name themselves "The Religion."
In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla l. a. Penautier, seeks passage to Malta in a quest to discover the son taken from her at his start twelve years in the past. the single guy with the services and bold to assist her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, hands broker, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer via the identify of Mattias Tannhauser. He is of the same opinion to accompany the girl to Malta, the place, amid the main striking siege in army background, they need to try and locate the boy—whose identify they don't know and whose face they've got by no means seen—and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War.
The Religion is the 1st publication of the Tannhauser Trilogy, and from the 1st web page of this epic account of the final nice medieval clash among East and West, it really is transparent we're within the palms of a grasp. now not on the grounds that James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and skillfully plunged readers headlong into one other international and time. Anne Rice remodeled the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a awesome story of heroism, tragedy, and keenness, Tim Willocks revivifies old fiction.
By Shannon Stoker
Welcome to a secure and safe new global, the place good looks is received and bought, and freedom is the last word crime The Registry saved the rustic from cave in, yet balance has come at a value. during this patriotic new the US, women are raised to be brides, bought at public sale to the top bidder. Boys are raised to be infantrymen, expert to struggle and not query orders.
Nearly eighteen, appealing Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the start of her public sale 12 months. yet a caution from her married older sister increases risky questions. Now, rather than going up at the block, Mia goes to flee to Mexico--and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wishes is to manage her personal destiny--a courageous and bold selection that may rework her into an enemy of the nation, pursued by means of strong govt brokers, ruthless bounty hunters, and a crafty guy made up our minds to possess her . . . a guy who will cease at not anything to get her again.
By Anthony Price
David Audley no 1
Winner of Britain’s Silver Dagger Award for most sensible Crime Novel of 1970 David Audley is an not going undercover agent. actual, he works for England’s Ministry of protection, yet strictly as a back-room guy, doing meticulous study at the heart East. This new project, then, comes as whatever of a shock: A WWII-era British shipment airplane has been came upon on the backside of a tired lake, entire with the lifeless pilot and never a lot else. Why are the Soviets so attracted to the empty airplane and its pilot—interested adequate to wait the much-belated funeral? And why has Audley been tapped to guide the research? As Audley chips away on the first query, he can’t cease asking the second one. might he probably were given the task that allows you to fail, to maintain the secrets and techniques on the backside of the lake? If that’s the case, someone’s made an mistakes. Audley’s a student via education, temperamentally allergic to free ends. And the tale he unravels goes to make a few humans very uncomfortable indeed.
"Ingenious, unique, and immensely enjoyable." --Times [of London] Literary Supplement
"...combines haunting characterization, complicated plot, heritage, overseas intrigue and natural detection to an volume infrequent within the genre." --Encyclopedia Mysteriosa
About the Author
Born in Hertfordshire in 1928, cost used to be trained at King's college, Canterbury, and Oxford. His lengthy profession in journalism culminated within the Editorship of the Oxford occasions. His 1970 debut, The Labyrinth Makers, received the CWA Silver Dagger; his hero, Dr David Audley, historian and undercover agent, featured during this and 18 next novels.
By Douglas E. Richards
Kira Miller is an excellent genetic engineer who discovers the way to briefly in attaining savant-like features in all parts of concept and creativity. yet what if this transcendent point of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?
David Desh left the unique forces after his group was once brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one final undertaking: locate Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius at the back of a bioterror plot that threatens hundreds of thousands. but if Desh learns that the bioterror plot is simply the end of the iceberg, he's thrust right into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he turns into a key participant in a perilous video game he can't start to comprehend. A online game that's bound to have a dramatic effect at the destiny process human historical past. . .
WIRED is a brilliant mystery full of breakneck motion, unforeseen twists, mind-expanding technological know-how, and exciting ideas readers may be considering lengthy after they've learn the final web page.
By S. J. Parris
A gripping ancient mystery set in sixteenth-century England and based at the hugely secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
London, summer season of 1584: Radical thinker, ex-monk, and secret agent Giordano Bruno suspects he's being by way of an previous enemy. he's surprised to find that his pursuer is in truth Sophia Underhill, a tender lady with whom he was in love. while Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a favorite Justice of the Peace in Canterbury, he has the same opinion to do whatever he can to assist transparent her name.
In town that used to be England's maximum heart of pilgrimage, Bruno starts off to discover unsuspected secrets and techniques that time to the useless guy being a part of a bigger and extra harmful plot within the making. He needs to flip his detective's eye on history--on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and at the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body--in order to resolve the crime.
As Bruno's emotions for Sophia develop extra extreme, so does his worry that one other homicide is set to take place--perhaps his personal. yet greater than Bruno's existence is at stake during this vividly rendered, impeccably researched, and addictively page-turning whodunit--the balance of the dominion hangs within the stability as Bruno hunts down a brutal assassin within the shadows of England's such a lot old cathedral.
By A.J. Hartley
A lifeless girl. A literary treasure. a deadly quest.
Thomas Knight, the protagonist from On the 5th Day, returns and is confronted with a centuries-old secret surrounding a long-lost—and now priceless—Shakespearean play. to discover it, Thomas should input a narrative which drags loss and dying after it like one in every of Shakespeare’s tragedies, a narrative certain to time and all it devours.
By J. R. Tate
Firefighter Michael McGinnis is not any stranger to severe events. Veteran of the FDNY as a seek and rescue guy, he has noticeable his proportion of burning infernos, high-rise saves, and severe emergency occasions. regardless of McGinnis' years at the activity, not anything can arrange him for purchasing tangled in his brother's blunders as a drug addict and gambler, particularly whilst a blood thirsty bookie will get concerned. A romance sparks among him and fellow paramedic, Eva Crisante, catching him much more off protect. Morals are established, lies are advised, and relationships are outfitted after which torn to ruins. the issues forward are tougher than any fireplace McGinnis has skilled. He learns that bravery is not just wanted in his activity with the dept, but additionally in dire occasions clear of paintings. His tricky love for his brother is demonstrated, proving that there really are issues extra harmful than a five-alarm fireplace.
By T. T. Monday
Blackmail. Bullets. Deception. It's time to play ball.
Johnny Adcock, the getting older major-league aid pitcher who moonlights as a personal investigator, returns within the exciting follow-up to The Setup Man.
Johnny Adcock doesn't have an place of work; he has the bullpen. That's the place he's sitting shelling sunflower seeds after a online game, whilst up walks Tiff Tate, the enigmatic, career-making PR/stylist in the back of the main hugely marketable seems in baseball. Tiff wishes Adcock's designated model of workmanship. Her new consumer is Yonel Ruiz, the rookie phenom who courageously risked lifestyles and limb in shark-infested waters to escape his local Cuba for repute, fortune, and freedom in significant League Baseball. Now that Ruiz has signed a record-setting agreement, the Venezuelan cartel that smuggled him out is squeezing him for a larger slice of the motion and they've unleashed a ruthless murderer, recognized simply as l. a. Loba, to gather. Adcock takes the case, even if front workplace desires to close down his aspect activity and has despatched its no-nonsense company fixer and "director of security" to maintain a detailed eye on him. Adcock is straight away swept up in a high-pressure video game jam-packed with dazzling twists, double crosses, and lethal gambits that would go away him scuffling with for his existence and at risk of wasting greater than the warmth off his fastball or a place within the playoffs.
Critics raved concerning the Setup guy: "A attractive secret with a rakish lead" (Milwaukee magazine Sentinel), "This rookie mystery author has homered his first time at bat" (The loose Lance-Star), and "Teems with intercourse, violence—and baseball . . . Monday merits merchandising to the beginning rotation of mystery writers" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Double swap proves that Johnny Adcock is among the genre's so much unique detectives in years, and provides readers a welcome go back to the sexy,
action-packed, and exciting global the place high-stakes expert activities and life-or-death motion collide.
From the Hardcover version.