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Irene

Irene

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623658012
Pages: 416
Year: 2014-12-09
Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. he is respected by his colleagues and he and his lovely wife, Irene, are expecting their first child. But when a new murder case hits his desk--a double torture-homicide that's so extreme that even the most seasoned officers are horrified-Verhoeven is overcome with a sense of foreboding. As links emerge between the bloody set-piece and at least one past unsolved murder, it becomes clear that a calculating serial killer is at work. The press has a field day, taking particular pleasure in putting Verhoeven under the media spotlight (and revealing uncomfortable details of his personal life). Then Verhoeven makes a breakthrough discovery: the murders are modeled after the exploits of serial killers from classic works of crime fiction. The double murder was an exquisitely detailed replication of a scene from Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, and one of the linked cold cases was a faithful homage to James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia. The media circus reaches a fever pitch when the modus operandi of the killer, dubbed "The Novelist," is revealed. Worse, the Novelist has taken to writing taunting letters to the police, emphasizing that he will stop leaving any clues behind unless Verhoeven remains on the case. For reasons known only to the killer, the case has become personal. With more literature--inspired murders surfacing, Verhoeven enlists the help of an eccentric bookseller and a professor specializing in crime fiction to try to anticipate his adversary's next move. Then Irene is kidnapped. With time running out, Verhoeven realizes that all along he's been the unwitting dupe in The Novelist's plans to create an original work of his own. Now, the only person in the world the commandant truly cares for is in danger, and a happy ending seems less and less likely as it becomes clear that the winner of this deadly game may be the man with the least to lose.
Camille

Camille

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623654408
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-05-05
In his acclaimed, award-winning novels Alex and Irène, Pierre Lemaitre created an unforgettable character in Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Now, in Camille, the final volume in Lemaitre's internationally bestselling trilogy of "meta-meta detective" novels (The New York Times), Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist. Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a bank robbery. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive-and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favor-a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Following the horror of Irène and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent to face an enemy who threatens everything he holds dear.
Alex

Alex

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623650011
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-09-03
Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet." Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her. As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges. A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award From the Hardcover edition.
The Great Swindle

The Great Swindle

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623659078
Pages: 762
Year: 2015-09-24
The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims. In this sorrowful, heart-searching novel, the interwoven lives of these three men create a tapestry of the human condition as seen through the lens of war, revealing brutality and compassion, heroism and cowardice, in equal measure.
Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101500425
Pages: 352
Year: 1987-05-15
In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy... Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids. Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi
Camille

Camille

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623654408
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-05-05
In his acclaimed, award-winning novels Alex and Irène, Pierre Lemaitre created an unforgettable character in Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Now, in Camille, the final volume in Lemaitre's internationally bestselling trilogy of "meta-meta detective" novels (The New York Times), Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist. Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a bank robbery. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive-and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favor-a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Following the horror of Irène and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent to face an enemy who threatens everything he holds dear.
Hey Ma, Your Husband's Dead

Hey Ma, Your Husband's Dead

Author: Rick Peoples
Publisher:
ISBN: 1732179905
Pages:
Year: 2018-03-30
After enjoying more than twenty five years of peaceful and tranquil living in her little house by the golden pond, Beatrice gleefully learns that her exiled second husband, Fred, has finally dropped dead. ¿Her euphoria and celebration plans are short lived once she realizes that since they had never divorced, it will be up to her and her adult children to clean up another one of his messes, thus dragging them all back into the manic and chaotic world that they all hoped to have left far behind.
The Soulkeepers

The Soulkeepers

Author: G. P. Ching
Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing
ISBN: 098523671X
Pages: 300
Year: 2014-04-10
Sometimes the end is just the beginning! Book 1 of 6 in the bestselling Soulkeepers Series. When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, who offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him. Don't miss the other books in The Soulkeepers Series! Weaving Destiny (Book 2) Return to Eden (Book 3) Soul Catcher (Book 4) Lost Eden (Book 5) The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6) Soulkeepers Reborn Wager's Price (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 1) Hope's Promise (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 2) Lucifer's Pride (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 3) Read the bestselling novel that readers call an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure! "5 stars. An utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure. From its very first words - "Death lived up to Jacob's expectations" - the story will pull readers in and take them on an adventure as Jacob discovers abilities he never knew he had and tries to uncover the truth about his mother's whereabouts." -- Fiktshun Reviews An astounding book. The concept of the storyline was genius. Every line, every word felt well-thought out and meaningful. -- Andrea Thompson, Book Blogger Fantastic read, no matter how old you are. Does it matter that I bought The Soulkeepers for my children and I wound up loving it myself? No. No matter how old you are, you will love this book. – C. Webster, Kindle Reviewer One of those rare stories that seizes your attention from the start and never lets it go. I would highly recommend The Soulkeepers. It has everything a reader could ever want." – That Bookish girl Book Blog Teen books, young adult paranormal fantasy series, young adult angels, teen books for boys, teen religious fantasy, toung adult contemporary fantasy series, young adult fantasy romance series, first in series free, young adult contemporary fantasy series, magical realism, angels, devils & demons, action, adventure, teen, superhero, paranormal, fantasy, contemporary fantasy, horror, YA, young adult, mystery, romance, thriller, multicultural, multigenerational, free, series, teen, young adult, religious, contemporary
Alex

Alex

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623650011
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-09-03
Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet." Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her. As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges. A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award From the Hardcover edition.
Playing the Waves

Playing the Waves

Author: Jan Simons
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053569790
Pages: 251
Year: 2007
Dogma 95, the avant-garde filmmaking movement founded by the Danish director Lars von Trier and three of his fellow directors, was launched in 1995 at an elite cinema conference in Paris—when von Trier was called upon to speak about the future of film but instead showered the audience with pamphlets announcing the new movement and its manifesto. A refreshingly original critical commentary on the director and his practice, Playing the Waves is a paramount addition to one of new media’s most provocative genres: games and gaming. Playing the Waves cleverly puns on the title of one of von Trier’s most famous features and argues that Dogma 95, like much of the director’s low-budget realist productions, is a game that takes cinema beyond the traditional confines of film aesthetics and dramatic rules. Simons articulates the ways in which von Trier redefines the practice of filmmaking as a rule-bound activity, and stipulates the forms and structures of games von Trier brings to bear on his films, as well as the sobering lessons he draws from economic and evolutionary game theory. Much like the director’s films, this fascinating volume takes the traditional point of view of film theory and film aesthetics to the next level and demonstrates we have much to learn from the perspective of game studies and game theory.
Hope Betrayed

Hope Betrayed

Author: E. J. Godwin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984900128
Pages: 224
Year: 2015-06-15
Hope Betrayed follows Caleb's desperate mission to save his only child, Warren.With winter fast approaching and Ada's centuries-old enemy closing in, Caleb has no choice but to return and face the consequences of his betrayal of Ada's sacred oath. Yet his son is no longer the boy he once knew. Warren's resentment over his mother's death on Earth burns deeper each day, until an act of desperate longing begins the tragic fulfillment of ancient prophecy.Telai seeks Caleb in the wilderness, answering her heart's call in defiance of her position as Grand Loremaster. Yet a visit from a mysterious stranger triggers a dark vision, and a warning: this child from the stars may be more than he seems.No one knows the ancient stories more than Telai. And no one knows better what they teach us.Evil never dies ... it only sleeps.
Classical Literature on Screen

Classical Literature on Screen

Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107191289
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-09-30
This book examines different affinities between major classical authors and great filmmakers alongside representations of ancient myth and history in popular cinema.
Meta-Detective

Meta-Detective

Author: Levin A. Diatschenko
Publisher:
ISBN: 0975224018
Pages: 70
Year: 2009

Camille

Camille

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 085705628X
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-07-07
WITH NOTHING ELSE TO LOSE Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jeweller's on the Champs-Élysées. Bludgeoned beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive. But her ordeal has only just begun. HE CAN BREAK ALL THE RULES Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in mortal danger. Only one thing gives her hope: Commandant Camille Verhoven. TO PROTECT THE WOMAN HE LOVES For Verhoven it's a case of history repeating itself. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife. This time he faces an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verhoven's matchless powers of intuition.
Irene

Irene

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623658012
Pages: 416
Year: 2014-12-09
Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. he is respected by his colleagues and he and his lovely wife, Irene, are expecting their first child. But when a new murder case hits his desk--a double torture-homicide that's so extreme that even the most seasoned officers are horrified-Verhoeven is overcome with a sense of foreboding. As links emerge between the bloody set-piece and at least one past unsolved murder, it becomes clear that a calculating serial killer is at work. The press has a field day, taking particular pleasure in putting Verhoeven under the media spotlight (and revealing uncomfortable details of his personal life). Then Verhoeven makes a breakthrough discovery: the murders are modeled after the exploits of serial killers from classic works of crime fiction. The double murder was an exquisitely detailed replication of a scene from Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, and one of the linked cold cases was a faithful homage to James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia. The media circus reaches a fever pitch when the modus operandi of the killer, dubbed "The Novelist," is revealed. Worse, the Novelist has taken to writing taunting letters to the police, emphasizing that he will stop leaving any clues behind unless Verhoeven remains on the case. For reasons known only to the killer, the case has become personal. With more literature--inspired murders surfacing, Verhoeven enlists the help of an eccentric bookseller and a professor specializing in crime fiction to try to anticipate his adversary's next move. Then Irene is kidnapped. With time running out, Verhoeven realizes that all along he's been the unwitting dupe in The Novelist's plans to create an original work of his own. Now, the only person in the world the commandant truly cares for is in danger, and a happy ending seems less and less likely as it becomes clear that the winner of this deadly game may be the man with the least to lose.