Robert wilson's combination of intelligence, vivid characters, suspense, and mesmerizing storytelling richly deserves the international acclaim his novel has received. Late 1990s. Investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past, Inspector Ze Coelho overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones from Portugal's fascist past.
A Small Death in Lisbon #ad - 1941. There he meets the man who plants the first seed of greed and revenge that will grow into a thick vine in the landscape of post-war Portugal. This small death in lisbon is horrific compensation for an even older crime, and Coelho's stubborn pursuit of its truth reveals a tragedy that unites past and present.
The Club DumasMariner Books #ad - A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece.
A Pledge of SilenceLake Union Publishing #ad - 2014 winner — amazon breakthrough novel award — general fiction When Margie Bauer joins the Army Nurse Corps in 1941, she is delighted to be sent to Manila, the Pearl of the Orient. The us army evacuates to the bataan peninsula, where she cares for the wounded soldiers in a field hospital, and then in a catacomb of tunnels on Corregidor Island.
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The Tigress of Forli: Renaissance Italy's Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' MediciMariner Books #ad - In this dazzling biography, Elizabeth Lev illuminates her extraordinary life and accomplishments. In this insightful, fascinating portrayal, Elizabeth Lev brings Caterina Sforza and her times very much to life. Kathleen turner, actress and author of send yourself roses a strategist to match machiavelli; a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias; a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak; and a mother determined to maintain her family’s honor, Caterina Riario Sforza de’ Medici was a true Renaissance celebrity, beloved and vilified in equal measure.
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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead Claire DeWitt Novels Book 1Mariner Books #ad - A one-time teen detective in brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Détection inspired Claire’s unusual practices. When a respected da goes missing she returns to the hurricane-ravaged city to find out why. The hard-living, wisecracking titular detective bounces around post-Katrina New Orleans trying to track down a missing prosecutor in this auspicious debut of a new mystery series—and the Big Easy is every bit her equal in sass and flavor.
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The RidgeThomas & Mercer #ad - Her only hope is to expose the community’s pretty lies and discover the truth about what is really going on in Willow Ridge—a truth so devastating that her life will never be the same. Suddenly forced to question everything around her, Megan finds herself trapped between the specter of madness and the shadow of something far worse.
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The Whistling SeasonMariner Books #ad - A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, Morris is pressed into service, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse.
Can't cook but doesn't bite. So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, nonbiting, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom.