La Notte Dimenticata Dagli Angeli

Autor: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854514799
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Una giovane donna viene brutalmente violentata da tre uomini nel suo appartamento di T_ky_, sotto gli occhi della detective privata Murano Miro. Fortunatamente è solo una scena di Ultraviolence, un film hardcore di grande successo tra gli appassionati del genere. Miro sta fissando lo schermo seduta nellufficio di Watanabe Fusae, proprietaria di una piccola casa editrice di orientamento femminista e presidente di unassociazione in difesa delle donne. È lei ad averla contattata: Isshiki Rina, lattrice protagonista del film, è scomparsa da alcuni giorni e Watanabe teme per la sua vita. Bisogna trovarla al più presto. Comincia così unindagine allinterno della zona dombra della capitale, nei videonoleggi specializzati in film hard e nei locali notturni di Kabukich_, il quartiere a luci rosse di T_ky_. Ad accompagnare Miro è Tomobe Akihiko, il suo nuovo vicino di casa, un simpatico quarantenne che gestisce un gay bar nel frenetico quartiere di Shinjuku. Le loro ricerche si rivelano subito fastidiose per gli uomini della Create Pictures, la casa di produzione di Ultraviolence: figure che si muovono abilmente tra il mondo della pornografia e quello della prostituzione, come il regista Yashiro Sen, uno dei personaggi più in vista e influenti nel mondo del porno, un tipo molto scaltro e intelligente che non esita a ricorrere ai mezzi più estremi pur di non vedere sollevato il velo sulle sue losche e illecite attività. Lindagine si fa a tal punto intricata che Miro dovrà rischiare la propria incolumità e scavare a fondo nel fosco passato di Rina per venirne a capo. Purtroppo il tempo stringe: un nuovo video in cui la giovane pare tentare il suicidio tagliandosi le vene ha già iniziato a circolare. Torbida storia di sesso, trasgressione e omicidi in una metropoli oscura e inquietante, La notte dimenticata dagli angeli segna il magnifico ritorno di Murano Miro, linvestigatrice nata dalla penna della «regina del noir giapponese»: Natsuo Kirino. «Natsuo Kirino, la regina del noir giapponese.» The Guardian «Kirino continua a tracciare con maestria il proprio territorio: gli estremi della psiche umana che si affacciano sullorrore». The Washington Post «Lunica vera voce innovativa della letteratura giapponese degli ultimi venti anni». Daisuke Hashimoto «Un romanzo magistrale e psicologicamente astuto». Stephen Snyder, San Francisco Chronicle «La maestra del noir giapponese Natsuo Kirino ci offre La notte dimenticata dagli angeli». Lara Crinò, il Venerdì di Repubblica

Real World

Autor: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307269450
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In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her nextdoor neighbor has been brutally murdered, the girls suspect the killer is the neighbor's son. But when he flees, taking Toshi's bike and cell phone with him, the four girls get caught up in a tempest of dangers that rise from within them as well as from the world around them. Psychologically intricate and astute, Real World is a searing, eye-opening portrait of teenage life in Japan unlike any we have seen before. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In

Autor: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Harvill Secker
ISBN: 9781846554247
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R is the other woman. Labelled simply with one initial, her identity in the famous 1940s novel that recounts the damage she did to her lover's family remains shrouded in mystery. The novelist who had an illicit relationship with her, and then used her as material for his work, became a celebrated writer. But R never had the chance to give her side of the story. Tamaki is determined to find out who R really was. A writer herself, she is working on a book about R and begins to uncover clues about the real story behind the novel - and the great tragedy of the novelist's life. While she throws herself into her research she's aware that her own imperfect relationships are also up for scrutiny. Her ex-lover, Seiji, is gravely ill in hospital and her reminiscences about their long affair strike echoes with the subject of her work. In this compelling and illuminating novel, prize-winning author, Natsuo Kirino explores the themes of love and death, and the significance of fiction.

Grotesque

Autor: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400096596
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In the wake of the murders of two Tokyo prostitutes, Yuriko and Kazue, Yuriko's sister describes the three women's education at a prestigious girls' school, where strict societal conventions determine the courses of their lives.

Ligeia

Autor: Edgar Poe
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457796868
File Size: 36,14 MB
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"Ligeia" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1838. "Ligeia" is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman.

Out

Autor: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400078377
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After strangling her husband, Masako Katori, a middle-aged wife and mother working the night shift at a Tokyo factory, enlists the aid of four co-workers to conceal the crime. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Trail To Buddha S Mirror

Autor: Don Winslow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453206221
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The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow—now available as an ebook Book two of the Neal Carey mystery series: PI Neal Carey is back on the hunt—this time on a chase across the back alleys and backwoods of China in pursuit of a missing scientist and his beautiful mistress After a case gone bad, all PI Neal Carey wants to do is drop off the face of the earth. Instead, he’s asked to travel halfway around the world in pursuit of an AWOL scientist who’s taken a lucrative chemical formula to China. When Carey learns the scientist has fallen in love and shacked up with a beautiful woman, he figures he’ll solve the case in no time. But in the twisting streets of Hong Kong and vast reaches of China’s wilderness, Carey finds secrets that run deeper than a simple love affair—secrets that threaten to once again tear his life apart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Don Winslow, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

An Echo Of Heaven

Autor: Kenzaburō Ōe
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770025050
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This is the story of a mother's grief. Her divorced husband has died ofancer and her sons have taken their own lives. To escape her sorrow anduilt, she leaves Japan and travels to Mexico where she settles in a remoteillage.

The Devil S Disciple

Autor: Shirō Hamao
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 9781843918578
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Two stories originally published in Japanese in 1929 in issues of Shinseinen.

The Liar

Autor: Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409152405
File Size: 44,28 MB
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A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER. A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART. 'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin 'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham * * * * * WHO IS DEADLIER ... Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can't rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back. THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld. ... OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE? However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth...? * * * * * An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh: 'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales 'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson 'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood 'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search * If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series: 1. The Defence 2. The Plea 3. The Liar 4. Thirteen * Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *