Brenner and God

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ISBN: 9781612191140
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Brenner and God in PDF and EPUB Introducing one of Europe's most widely popular detective series Wanting out of high-stress detective work, Simon Brenner takes a calming job as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old girl back and forth in a soothing ride along the Autobahn between her father, a construction tycoon in Munich, and her mother, an abortion doctor in Vienna. Except then one day he stops at a gas station to buy the little girl a chocolate bar and comes back to find she’s been kidnapped . . . and suddenly he’s out of a job, thoroughly stressed out, and a detective again. With no shortage of leads—both the father’s latest development and the mother’s clinic are under siege by protestors—Brenner makes his way through a powerful cast of characters and a growing pile of bodies to solve the crime in the only way he knows how: By being in precisely the right place at the worst possible time. Told with sharp-edged wit, suspense that’s even sharper, and one of the most quirky, hilarious, and compelling narrative voices ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Crime Fiction in German

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ISBN: 9781783168194
Release Date: 2016-03-15
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Author: Katharina Hall
Publisher: University of Wales Press

Download and read online Crime Fiction in German in PDF and EPUB Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. As well as introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, the volume expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi. Other key areas, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction and the Fernsehkrimi (TV crime drama) are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts. The volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of crime publishing milestones, extracts from primary texts, and an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German.


The Bone Man

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ISBN: 9781612191706
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Number of pages: 176
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online The Bone Man in PDF and EPUB The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken. At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared … Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there’s one ghastly find after another. Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas “the real deal.”


Come Sweet Death

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ISBN: 9781612193403
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Number of pages: 240
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Come Sweet Death in PDF and EPUB Another dose of hilarity and mayhem from the author Carl Hiaasen calls “the real deal” In this winner of the German Thriller Prize, ex-cop Simon Brenner, as part of his never-ending quest to get as far away from being a cop as he can, takes a job as an ambulance driver in downtown Vienna. It’s a hair-raising job, though, made more so by the tendency of the other EMTs to place bets on how many red lights they can run. Even worse, Brenner’s new employer has a problem: its major competitor is somehow listening in on radio communications and beating his unit to every pickup. Knowing his past on the force, Brenner’s boss asks him to act like a cop and investigate. Meanwhile, is it Brenner’s paranoia or are certain wealthy elderly patients who are essentially healthy dying more quickly than they should? It isn’t long before Brenner’s life is in real danger, and once again it will take a certain amount of booze, pills, and bad behavior for our man to survive being a cop one more time. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Come Sweet Death

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ISBN: 9781612193403
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Number of pages: 240
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Come Sweet Death in PDF and EPUB Another dose of hilarity and mayhem from the author Carl Hiaasen calls “the real deal” In this winner of the German Thriller Prize, ex-cop Simon Brenner, as part of his never-ending quest to get as far away from being a cop as he can, takes a job as an ambulance driver in downtown Vienna. It’s a hair-raising job, though, made more so by the tendency of the other EMTs to place bets on how many red lights they can run. Even worse, Brenner’s new employer has a problem: its major competitor is somehow listening in on radio communications and beating his unit to every pickup. Knowing his past on the force, Brenner’s boss asks him to act like a cop and investigate. Meanwhile, is it Brenner’s paranoia or are certain wealthy elderly patients who are essentially healthy dying more quickly than they should? It isn’t long before Brenner’s life is in real danger, and once again it will take a certain amount of booze, pills, and bad behavior for our man to survive being a cop one more time. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Resurrection

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ISBN: 9781612192710
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Number of pages: 192
Author: Wolf Haas
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Resurrection in PDF and EPUB “Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book scene is long overdue.” —Carl Hiaasen THE FIRST INSPECTOR BRENNER NOVEL The darkly comic book that launched the bestselling series . . . Wolf Haas is firmly established as one of the world’s bestselling crime novelists. And now the novel that introduced Simon Brenner, Haas’s inimitable protagonist—a detective who always gets where he’s going, but never the way anyone else would—is available for the first time in English. When the corpses of two Americans turn up on a ski lift in the idyllic Swiss town of Zell, former police inspector Brenner, who needs a new job, not to mention more migraine medication, agrees to investigate the deaths for an insurance company. But as Brenner gets acquainted with the finer points of curling, community theater, and certain sexy local schoolteachers, he notices one thing starkly missing: any semblance of a clue. Until he stumbles across a buried secret that might have explosive consequences. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Buenos Aires Quintet

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ISBN: 9781612190358
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Number of pages: 384
Author: Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online The Buenos Aires Quintet in PDF and EPUB Assignment: Finding one of Argentina's 30,000 "Disappeared" ... likely outcome: Becoming one yourself. The Argentine army's "Dirty War" disappeared 30,000 people, and the last thing Pepe Carvalho wants is to investigate one of the vanished, even if that missing person is his cousin. But blood proves thicker than a fine Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon, even for a jaded gourmand like Pepe, and so at his family's request he leaves Barcelona for Buenos Aires. What follows is perhaps Manuel Vázquez Montalbán's masterpiece: a combination white-knuckle investigation and moving psychological travelogue. Pepe quickly learns that "Buenos Aires is a beautiful city hell-bent on self-destruction," and finds himself on a trail involving boxers and scholars, military torturers and seductive semioticians, Borges fans and cold-blooded murderers. And despite the wonders of the Tango and the country's divine cuisine, he also knows one thing: He'll have to confront the traumas of Argentina's past head on if he wants not only to find his cousin, but simply stay alive. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Death And The Penguin

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ISBN: 9781446483367
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Andrey Kurkov
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Death And The Penguin in PDF and EPUB Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.


Nairobi Heat

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ISBN: 9780143027065
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Number of pages: 146
Author: Mukoma wa Ngugi
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Nairobi Heat in PDF and EPUB Soon enough I found myself outside the airport in what felt like a market - a wall of people shouting and heckling, selling newspapers, phone cards, even boiled eggs. But it wasn't the people that stopped me in my tracks, it was the heat. The heat made New Orleans on a hot summer day feel like spring. Humid, thick and salty to taste, that was Nairobi heat. When a beautiful blonde girl is found murdered on thh porch of an African university professor in a small town in Wisconsin, USA, hard-working detective Ishmael Fofona knows immediately that it will be the news event of the year. What he cannot know however is that the discovery of the dead girl will change his life forever and that barely seventy-two hours after being called to the scene he will find himself on African soil, hunting for clues in a case that seemingly makes no sense. Why would Joshua Hakizimana - hero of the Rwandan genocide, a man who had saved hundreds of people from the machetes of genocidaires - kill a random white girl and then dump her body outside his house? The answers, it would seem, lie in Africa. And there is only one way to get at them.


I was Dora Suarez

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ISBN: 9781852427993
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 201
Author: Derek Raymond
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online I was Dora Suarez in PDF and EPUB After a psychopath brutally kills young Dora Suarez and, on the same night, Felix Roatta, the owner of the seedy Parallel Club is murdered, a sergeant with the Metropolitan Police becomes obsessed with the deaths and believes the two killings may be related.


A Very Profitable War

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ISBN: 9781612191850
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Didier Daeninckx
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online A Very Profitable War in PDF and EPUB A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One In January 1920, in the aftermath of “the war to end all wars,” private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the marital infidelities of the wife of a war hero. But what he uncovers is more than shabby behavior, and more than a sex scandal—what he uncovers is a scandal with devastating national implications. And as Griffon’s investigation plunges him into the murky world of blackmail, murder, anarchists, profiteering, and the repercussions of the war’s dark secrets, he discovers that the people who helped France win the war are being made to pay for the peace. Both homage to its American predecessors and critique of the Americanization of French—and global—culture, A Very Profitable War is a tense and evocative book that will linger long after its startling conclusion.


Coast Banker

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ISBN: UIUC:30112064679829
Release Date: 1916
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN: MINN:31951000694685B
Release Date: 1964
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Choice

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ISBN: UOM:39015036933961
Release Date: 1984
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AB Bookman s Weekly

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ISBN: UVA:X002555787
Release Date: 1994
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