Dernier Acte à l'opéra
Author: Irène Adler, Béatrice Didiot
Publisher: Albin Michel
Septembre 1870. Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin et Irene Adler sont ravis de se retrouver à Londres après leur été mouvementé à Saint-Malo. Mais une fois sur place, Lupin n'a pas le coeur à la fête. Et pour cause, son père, Théophraste, est accusé d'avoir assassiné le secrétaire d'un célèbre compositeur. Quand Ophelia Merridew, la fameuse cantatrice disparaît à son tour, c'en est trop pour les trois amis qui se jurent de trouver le coupable coute que coute... Des bas-fonds de Londres jusqu'aux coulisses de l'Opéra, nos détectives ne reculeront devant rien pour rétablir la vérité ! à partir de 10 ans.
Irene's family has moved to Evreux, Normandy. Soon after arriving at her new home, she is approached by a mysterious woman who mutters some strange words about Irene's mother being in danger, before vanishing into thin air. It's just the first in a series of unsettling events that Irene, Sherlock, and Lupin must decipher. The three sleuths questions will lead them to a secret crypt far beneath the streets of Paris and to an ancient relic that it is rumored to be worth a fortune. But how far will someone go to obtain the priceless treasure? Secrets and twists await the young detectives at every turn as they solve the case of The Cathedral of Fear.
Hiss and Hers
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Having fallen in love with local gardener George Marston, Agatha Raisin donates the money for a charity ball in the hope of dancing with him, only to discover that he has been murdered by a killer who caused him to be bitten by a poisonous snake.
Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes, and Arsène Lupin planned to reunite in London, but Lupin doesn't show up...his father, Théophraste, has been arrested for murder!
Author: Pascal Ruter
Napoleon, an 85-year-old ex-boxer, runs away from home in an act of rebellion against age, monotony and fear. Along with him is 10-year-old grandson, Leopold. Grandfather and grandson embark on a charming adventure and finds new ways to fully understand each other. The novel is narrated by Leopold as he joins his grandfather in one last stand before Napoleon must enter a nursing home.
Blacksad is in New Orleans, looking for work. He just so happens to come across a rich Texan who asks him to drive his car back down to his hometown. Perfect! An easy job and good money, not to mention the beautiful car! So the detective accepts. But, much to his dismay, the car is stolen from him in a gas station by Chad Lowell and Abe Greenberg, two beatnik writers wanting to get to Amarillo, Texas. Things soon get messy when Chad shoots at Abe during a quarrel, killing him dead. Forced into exile, Chad finds refuge in a circus. But Blacksad is hot on his trail along those endless highways of southern America.
Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Book 3 in the highly acclaimed Matthew Shardlake mystery series, now available from Vintage Canada. Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission by his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak. As well as legal work processing local petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission for Archbishop Cranmer--to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator who is to be returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a York glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. And when Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret documents which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age...
Lost in a Good Book
Author: Jasper Fforde
In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven and finds unexpected assistance from Great Expectation's Miss Havisham. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Bantam Classics
A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman
The Six Messiahs
Author: Mark Frost
Publisher: Harper Collins
The ancient holy texts are missing. The death of the world approaches. Six extraordinary men have shared one vision of a black tower and a river of blood. Somewhere in the desert wastelands of America, the ultimate battle will be waged. The greatest experiment in evil since the beginning of time is under way, with all humanity its designated sacrifice. The future is in the hands of the Six.
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
“A magic curtain, woven of legends, hung before the world. Cervantes sent Don Quixote journeying and tore through the curtain. The world opened before the knight-errant in all the comical nakedness of its prose.” In this thought-provoking, endlessly enlightening, and entertaining essay on the art of the novel, renowned author Milan Kundera suggests that “the curtain” represents a ready-made perception of the world that each of us has—a pre-interpreted world. The job of the novelist, he argues, is to rip through the curtain and reveal what it hides. Here an incomparable literary artist cleverly sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. In doing so, he celebrates a prose form that possesses the unique ability to transcend national and language boundaries in order to reveal some previously unknown aspect of human existence.
Author: Henry Fielding
Publisher: Signet Classics
Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of her benefactors, endearing herself to the Bertram family and the reader alike. In her Introduction, Carol Shields writes, [Mansfield Park's] overriding theme is difficult to isolate, since the novel is about everything it touches upon: nurturing, steadfastness, belonging and not belonging, about fine gradations of moral persuasion, about human noise and silence, and about action and stillness.
The Road to Chlifa
Author: Michèle Marineau, Susan Ouriou
The Golden Fruits
Author: Nathalie Sarraute, Maria Jolas
Publisher: Riverrun Press