'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, Detective Dave Robicheaux is fighting his demons to overcome his toughest case yet. Powerful mob boss Tony Nemo has a Civil War sword he'd like to give to Levon Broussard, a popular local author whose books have been adapted into major Hollywood films. The sword's history can be traced back to Broussard's ancestors, and Tony figures it belongs to Levon. But Tony's intentions aren't so pure; he believes the gift will lead to a slice of Broussard's lucrative film adaptations. Then there's Jimmy Nightengale, the young poster boy of New Orleans wealth and glamour. Jimmy's fond of Levon's work, and even fonder of his beautiful, enigmatic wife, Rowena. Tony thinks Jimmy can be a US Senator someday, and has the resources and clout to make it happen. There's something off about the relationship between these three men, and after a vicious assault, it's up to Robicheaux to uncover the truth. Complicating matters is the sudden death of T.J. Dartez, the New Iberian local responsible for Robicheaux's wife's death, and all are looking to the detective as the murderer. Can Robicheaux clear his name before it's too late?
Dave Robicheaux, son épouse Molly et son ami Clete Purcel tentent d'oublier le traumatisme de Katrina en s'immergeant dans la nature somptueuse et sauvage du Montana. Alors qu'il pêche tranquillement, Clete est pris à partie par deux individus qui l'ont reconnu à cause d'une sordide affaire pourtant très ancienne. Ces hommes aux manières brutales et au passé trouble travaillent pour un riche entrepreneur extrêmement déplaisant. Alors qu'une ambiance malsaine s'installe, d'horribles faits divers se produisent...
Dave Robicheaux se remet de ses blessures dans une unité de soins de La Nouvelle-Orléans, où il reçoit la visite d'une jeune femme, Tee Jolie Melton. Elle lui laisse un iPod, avec le blues « My Creole Belle ». Une chanson qui, avec le souvenir de Tee Jolie, finit par l'obséder. Mais dans cette atmosphère languissante baignée de morphine, et avec tous les démons qui plus que jamais l'accompagnent, Dave nourrit des doutes : tout cela est-il bien réel ou l'a-t-il rêvé ? Car Dave découvre que Tee Jolie est censée avoir disparu depuis des mois.
Aussi, lorsque sa jeune soeur Blue est retrouvée morte congelée, Dave décide de partir à sa recherche. Une enquête éprouvante, au point que Clete Purcel, son vieil ami lui-même à la limite de la rupture, se met à craindre pour sa santé mentale...
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. McEvoy investigates - against the warnings of the police and his own editor - and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect. As he races to clear his name, McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets. Called "the finest American crime writer of his generation" ( The Times ) Michael Connelly once again delivers an unputdownable thriller that reveals a predator operating from the darkest corners of human nature - and one man courageous and determined enough to stand in his way.
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead - end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case -a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them.
Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream - the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades - they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat...
Wendy is a reporter on a mission: She's chasing down the lowest of the low-sexual predators-and exposing them on national television. Her big break comes when she nails a child advocate who works with abused and underserved children. She's there, cameras rolling, when the cops cuff him and the guy realizes his life is well and truly over.
Three months later, the perp is off the grid, missing and presumed dead after the father of a victim claims to have killed him. Wendy, proud to have taken the man down in front of a shocked television audience, has moved on to the story of a missing girl, Erin, in a nearby suburb. The whole country is obsessed with finding this child, and Wendy should be well on her way to journalistic superstardom.
Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client. Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life. Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court. With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn''t enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence...
One of the must-read books of the year - from the iconic Number One bestseller, the one and only Ian Rankin. 'The master storyteller' ( Guardian ) weaves a gripping story of mystery and suspense, threaded through with some of the most important issues and themes of our time, in the new John Rebus thriller. * PRE-ORDER NOW * 'Ian Rankin is a genius' LEE CHILD 'Rebus is one of British crime writing's greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse.' DAILY MAIL 'Great fiction, full stop' THE TIMES 'One of Britain's leading novelists in any genre' NEW STATESMAN 'Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best' SCOTSMAN 'Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading... Rankin has redefined the genre' GUARDIAN
Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie. The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called Katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And Valerie was the cop who put her there. The last thing Valerie wants to do is re-enter Katherine's twisted world, but when a second body is discovered, with another puzzling clue, she realises she has no choice. Katherine Glass holds the key to the killings, and Valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home. Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again, the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.
Asterix and Obelix enlist in the Roman army to rescue Tragicomix, the forcibly conscripted fiance of the beautiful Panacea. Ages 7+
Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. But Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is not the safe place they thought it would be... Their world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods - where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When he emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come. What follows is a moving, thrilling, chilling modern masterpiece on a par with the very best of Stephen King . . .
Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome and enlist as gladiators in order to rescue Cacofonix, the bard, from being thrown to the lions.
When Chief Vitalstatistix invites his brother-in-law to dine on a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath, it's up to Asterix and Obelix to fetch it in Rome.
When Queen Cleopatra promises to build the Roman emperor a new palace, Asterix and his Gallic cohorts get involved and end up outwitting the Roman army.