Giallo - racconto lungo (33 pagine) - Una nuova indagine di Sherlock Holmes dove anni addietro il detective fallì... Primavera del 1903. Il dottor Watson, mentre è a colazione insieme alla moglie, viene raggiunto da un telegramma di Sherlock Holmes, che lo invita ad aggregarsi a una nuova “battuta di caccia”. Una volta arrivato in stazione, apprende dal suo vecchio amico la meta della spedizione: Norbury. Quella tranquilla zona di campagna è stata, anni addietro, scenario di uno dei rari fallimenti del detective. Ma non è certo per una commemorazione del passato che i due, ora, sono diretti lì. Nato a Bari nel 1973, Francesco Calè vive a Valenzano (BA). È laureato in Filosofia con una tesi in Antropologia Culturale. Dopo aver conseguito un master in Comunicazione d’impresa e relazioni pubbliche, ha svolto diversi lavori e diverse attività nel campo del giornalismo e della comunicazione. Cultore di tradizioni popolari, favolistica e mitologia, appassionato di giallistica, collezionista di fumetti. A partire dal 2014 si cimenta con la scrittura creativa, partecipando a diversi contest letterari e aprendo un proprio blog. La scoperta, fatta in tenera età, della figura del "consulting detective" di Baker Street e dell'universo narrativo creato da Arthur Conan Doyle è per lui fonte di una fascinazione irresistibile che gli è rimasta tuttora incollata addosso.
The Red Sphinx
Author: Dumas Alexandre
Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wroteThe Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger and passionate romance! Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters ofThe Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers. "
The Leiber Chronicles
Author: Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Dark Harvest Books
A collection of stories brings forth sorcerers and wizards, ghosts, aliens, and mythical kingdoms
Eye of the Needle
Author: Ken Follett
The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1933 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes' is one of Freeman's novels of crime and mystery. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke – a medico-legal forensic investigator – was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.
Author: Gregory Mcdonald
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
The acidly funny first book starring the subversive sleuth in one of the most successful mystery series of all time. Fletch He’s an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he’s living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for. Fletch He’s taking more than a little flak from his editor. She doesn’t appreciate his style. Or the expense account items he’s racking up. Or his definition of the word “deadline.” Or the divorce lawyers who keep showing up at the office. Fletch So when multimillionaire Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch the job of a lifetime, which could be worth a fortune, he’s intrigued and decides to do a little investigation. What he discovers is that the proposition is anything but what it seems.
The Far Traveler
Author: A. Bertram Chandler
The Far Traveler was hardly the sort of starship to use in the study of lost space colonies. Lost colonies were likely to be desperate, eccentric and otherwise unappreciative. And The Far Traveler was a rich woman's toy, constructed of gold and directed by an omniscient, dictatorial and feminine computer known as Big Sister. John Grimes had become that golden vessel's captain. A captain in name only because nobody could talk back to Big Sister or the haughty beauty who owned everything aboard. But Grimes was a man of many resources and lost space colonies were placed that did not observe the civilized rules. You could be sure, therefore, that the man known as the Commodore Hornblower of Outer Space would be likely to come through okay, even if the ladies - mechanical and physical - never expected him to!
'You are an artificially constructed human being, a mobile gathering device.' That is what the computer's metallic voice tells Tanner when it releases him from his cell. Naked, unarmed, with no memory to guide him, he emerges into a savage world, into the ruins of Manhattan in the 23rd century where wild animals roam and men have become cannibals in a frantic struggle to survive. Who has unleashed this chaos upon the world? Has Tanner really been dispatched to gather facts to help save the tragic remnants of humanity? Or is he to be the final instrument of its destruction?
Snow In April
Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
In Snow in April, Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasn't seen for years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow strands her in an isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other. When you read a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...
The Power Twins
Author: Ken Follett
Uncle Grigorian, who turns out to be an alien, takes the Price twins and their cousin Tubs to the capital of the Galactic Empire, where they serve as unbiased arbitrators in the Worm War.
The Dueling Machine
Author: Ben Bova, Myron R. Lewis
Publisher: The Floating Press
At first, the dueling machine seemed like a benign or even a helpful invention, allowing people to blow off steam and solve conflicts in a virtual reality-like environment. But before long, an evil tyrant discovers a way to use the device to inflict real and lasting harm on participants. Will the intrepid scientist who invented the technology be able to stop him before it's too late?
The Mahé Circle
Author: Georges Simenon
The first English publication of Georges Simenon's compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions. 'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's bed, the deafening sound of cicadas' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle, Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent From the Trade Paperback edition.
Twenty-one-year-old Rune is an aspiring filmmaker, but so far her only break has been scoring a job as an underpaid production assistant in Manhattan. Still, she's always on the lookout for the perfect topic for her own film--and she thinks she's found it when she witnesses the bombing of a triple-X movie theater in Times Square. Rune's got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time--or was she the bomber's target all along? Rune vows to find out the truth behind the death of this blue movie star. But as she struggles to finish shooting her film, Rune's labor of love may be her final masterpiece--as a shooting of a more lethal kind threatens to write an ending to this story that no one wants to see.... From the Paperback edition.
The End Of Summer
Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
After years in the United States, Jane returns to the tranquil Scottish estate, Elvie, where she spent a magical childhood. Memories of Elvie had always summoned the image of Sinclair, the rakish man Jane had once dreamed of marrying, but now that she is home, she finds Sinclair a different man. His charm has a purpose, and Jane can no longer trust him...or herself, in The End of Summer. When you read a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...