Die Siebte Leiche

Autor: Vlastimil Vondruska
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732549623
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Mitten im tiefsten Winter geraten Ritter Ulrich von Kulm und sein Knappe Otto in einen heftigen Schneesturm. Sie finden Zuflucht in einer abgelegenen Burg, in der seltsame Dinge vor sich gehen: Jedes Jahr im Advent kommt es zu einem mysteriösen Todesfall. Die Burgbewohner sprechen von einem schrecklichen Fluch, aber davon will Ulrich nichts wissen. Gemeinsam mit seinem Knappen geht er der Sache auf den Grund. Doch er kann nicht verhindern, dass auch in diesem Jahr wieder ein Mord geschieht ...

Night Of The Lightbringer

Autor: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780109733
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A stranger murdered in a gruesome ritual. A prophetess foretelling the return of the ancient gods: the intriguing new Sister Fidelma mystery. Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'. When a strange woman known as Brancheó appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect. But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled

Wolf On A String

Autor: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627795189
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Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf’s great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born—or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing—a person he can trust—sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman’s murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger. From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, Wolf on a String is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense.

Dissolution

Autor: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440650161
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From the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion comes the exciting and elegantly written first novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series Dissolution is an utterly riveting portrayal of Tudor England. The year is 1537, and the country is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a royal commissioner is brutally murdered in a monastery on the south coast of England, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s feared vicar general, summons fellow reformer Matthew Shardlake to lead the inquiry. Shardlake and his young protégé uncover evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement, and treason, and when two other murders are revealed, they must move quickly to prevent the killer from striking again. A "remarkable debut" (P. D. James), Dissolution introduces a thrilling historical series that is not to be missed by fans of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Grandad There S A Head On The Beach

Autor: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250014824
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In rural Thailand, former crime reporter Jimm Juree must grapple with her quirky family, a mysterious mother and daughter on the lam and the small matter of a head on the beach ... When Jimm Juree's mother sold the family house and invested in a rundown 'holiday camp' at the southern end of Thailand on the Gulf of Siam, the family had little choice but to follow. Jimm Juree, who was well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming the primary crime reporter for the major daily newspaper in Chiang Mai, is less than thrilled to have lost her job as a reporter and to be stuck in the middle of nowhere where little of interest happens. So it is with mixed feelings that she greets the news that a head has washed up on the beach. It's tragic, of course, but this could be the sort of sensational murder that would get her a byline in a major daily and keep her toehold on her journalism career. Now all she has to do is find out who was murdered, and why. Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach is the second Jimm Juree Mystery from Colin Cotterill.

Die Tote Am Fluss

Autor: Heidi Rehn
Publisher: dotbooks
ISBN: 396148208X
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Eine Leiche im Morgengrauen: Der packende historische Kriminalroman „Die Tote am Fluss“ von Erfolgsautorin Heidi Rehn jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Das Rheintal um 1840: Entsetzt stehen die Bürger der Kleinstadt Boppard am Ufer des Flusses. Gerade hat man im Wasser die Leiche von Lieselotte gefunden, der Tochter eines angesehenen Fassbinders – ermordet! Wie ein Lauffeuer verbreitet sich die schockierende Neuigkeit. Erste Verdächtigungen werden laut ... und schnell bilden sich zwei Lager: die Evangelischen und die Katholischen, zwischen denen schon seit langer Zeit ein Konflikt brodelt. Wachtmeister Müller nimmt die Ermittlungen auf, während sich die Spannungen in der kleinen Stadt mehr und mehr zuspitzen, Misstrauen in offene Feindschaft umschlägt und die Stadt in ein blutrotes Chaos zu stürzen droht ... Wie schon in ihrem Bestseller „Das Haus der schönen Dinge“ versteht es Heidi Rehn auch in ihrem historischen Kriminalroman, historische Fakten und spannende Fiktion mitreißend miteinander zu verbinden. Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Die Tote am Fluss“ von Bestsellerautorin Heidi Rehn. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.

Abels Blut Historischer Kriminalroman

Autor: Dietrich Alsdorf
Publisher: MCE Verlag
ISBN: 393809740X
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Die frisch mit einem 30 Jahre älteren Witwer verheiratete Anna ermordet zusammen mit ihrem Stiefsohn Claus in einer Märznacht des Jahres 1833 ihren Mann. Beide werden für diese Tat öffentlich hingerichtet. Eine harte Strafe, die schon damals nicht unumstritten war. In seinem 2007 erschienen Romandebüt Anna aus Blumenthal rekonstruierte der Autor zunächst die Geschichte der Magd Anna und ihrer tragischen Zwangsehe, die 1835 bei Himmelpforten auf dem Schafott endete. Doch viele Fragen in diesem Kriminalfall blieben offen. Der vorliegende Roman erzählt dem Leser nun die Vorgeschichte des Falls und führt ihn in das damals noch wilde Kehdinger Moor um 1830: Der zwielichtige Moorbauer Cord Meyer sorgt mit seiner Bande auf den einsamen Höfen mit Mord und Diebstahl für Angst und Schrecken. Begleitet wird er häufig von seinem Sohn Claus - bis dieser sich verliebt und aus den Machenschaften seines kriminellen Vaters zu befreien versucht. Doch der nimmt bittere Rache ...

Perfume

Autor: Patrick Süskind
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375725849
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An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Die Sch Delj Ger

Autor: Christiane Gref
Publisher: Gmeiner-Verlag
ISBN: 3839239168
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Weimar, 1805. Die Heimat der deutschen Klassik steht Kopf: Eine blutige Spur enthaupteter Leichen führt durch die Stadt. Zur selben Zeit präsentiert der Phrenologe Dr. Franz Josef Gall seine umfangreiche Schädelsammlung in den Hörsälen Weimars. Hat er etwas mit den Morden zu tun? Als der Weinhändler Adrian Dennfelder das Angebot ausschlägt, seinen Schädel vermessen zu lassen, wird es auch für ihn gefährlich. Er muss den Täter finden, will er nicht selbst der nächste Kopflose sein ...

The Air Raid Killer

Autor: Frank Goldammer
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 9781503900653
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As World War II ends, a killer's game begins. In the final days of the Nazi regime, with the historic city of Dresden on the brink of destruction, terrifying rumors spread about the Fright Man, a demonic killer who exploited the cover of a nighttime air raid siren to mutilate and kill a young nurse. Just as seasoned detective Max Heller begins investigating, the Fright Man kills again... The investigation seems hopeless. Desperate refugees flood the streets, all of Heller's resources are depleted, and his new boss is a ruthless SS officer. And like so many others, Heller and his wife, Karin, survive on meager rations while fearing for the lives of their sons at the front. But as tensions mount and enemy firebombs decimate the city, dangerous new clues come to light--and the determined Heller pursues a violent and twisting path to unmask a monster.