Wie weit würdest DU gehen, um das zu schützen, was du liebst ... Die Familie MacBride versammelt sich jeden November auf ihrer abgelegenen Farm in Devon. Doch dieses Mal ist alles anders. Nicht nur der Tod der Mutter, auch Eheprobleme und andere Krisen belasten die Geschwister Sophie, Tara und Felix. Ausgerechnet dieses Jahr hat Felix eine neue Freundin mitgebracht: Kerry scheint ein wenig seltsam, auch wenn sie sich größte Mühe gibt, von allen gemocht zu werden. Als man sie für einige Stunden mit Sophies kleiner Tochter im Haus alleinlässt, verschwinden die beiden spurlos. Noch ahnen die MacBrides nicht, wen sie da in ihrer Mitte aufgenommen haben – und dass ein tödlicher Racheplan seinen Lauf nimmt, dessen Ursprung viele Jahre zurückliegt ...
'A gripping tale of secrets, revenge and obsession, masterfully done.' Guardian 'I really loved it - couldn't put it down!' Sophie Hannah 'Everything you want from a psychological thriller' Good Housekeeping Gripping and chilling, with a killer twist, THE BURNING AIR proves that Erin Kelly is one of Britain's best suspense writers. Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement. If I could have foreseen the rippling aftershocks that followed I would have acted differently, but by the time I realised the extent of the consequences, it was too late. The MacBrides have always gone to Far Barn in Devon for Bonfire Night, but this year everything is different. Lydia, the matriarch, is dead; Sophie, the eldest daughter, is desperately trying to repair a crumbling marriage; and Felix, the youngest of the family, has brought a girlfriend with him for the first time. The girl, Kerry, seems odd in a way nobody can quite put their finger on - but when they leave her looking after Sophie's baby daughter, and return to find both Kerry and the baby gone, they are forced to ask themselves if they have allowed a cuckoo into their nest . . . See what readers are saying about this brilliant book 'A firecracker of a book' Amazon reviewer 'The book was well written, well plotted and utterly absorbing. Highly recommend!' Goodreads reviewer 'This was a riveting read.' Amazon reviewer 'This was the first novel of Erin Kelly's that I have read and all I can say is that I am stunned at her brilliance' Goodreads reviewer 'Tautly plotted, well written and as ever, killer twists throughout. Highly recommend.' Amazon reviewer
A heart-stopping tale of twisted obsession from the author who gives us “everything we love in a thriller” (O, The Oprah Magazine) The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia. But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home—a restored barn in the English countryside—years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan’s memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever. The Burning Air is Erin Kelly's most chilling novel yet—a novel that fans of Sophie Hannah and Kate Atkinson will find spellbinding. Review Praise for THE BURNING AIR: “Erin Kelly is a seriously good writer, and this gripping novel is her best yet. I really loved it—couldn't put it down!” —Sophie Hannah “The Burning Air is a clever, creepy exploration of the deceit hidden even within the most apparently loving of families and the very fine line between justice and revenge. Erin Kelly is brilliant at showing the relentlessness of obsession and the evil that can be done in the name of love.” —Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner “Tension-filled . . . skillfully drawn characters and masterful building of suspense, which reaches a literally searing climax." —Publishers Weekly Praise for THE DARK ROSE: “Everything we love in a thriller—obsessive passion, haunting secrets, a shocking ending—is here, set among the creepily atmospheric ruins of a 16th century English garden." —O, The Oprah Magazine “With its rich intertwining of viewpoints and time frames, its nuances of character and class, its sustained suspense . . . this harrowing novel is a work of true talent.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Kelly] draws readers in with her compelling stories; then, she dims the lights, darkens the worldview and bolts the exit doors. . . . It’s useless to resist: You must read it.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR.org “Erin Kelly has delivered a stunning look at human desperation, loyalty, and absolute terror. . . . First class writing that is absolutely captivating!” —Suspense Magazine Praise for THE POISON TREE: “A terrific suspense debut, reminiscent of another British woman’s auspicious bow: Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca. The shadows gather until the ending looms like a threatening figure. This one gets the writer’s ultimate bit of praise: I wish I had written it.” —Stephen King “A compelling creeper . . . More please, Ms. Kelly! Quickly!” —The Washington Post “There is a brooding sense of impending doom and imminent danger. . . . [T]he explosive ending, its revelations about the threesome and the lengths to which people will go to preserve or take what's theirs, makes THE POISON TREE a rich and satisfying pleasure.” —USA Today About the Author Erin Kelly is an author and freelance journalist. She lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Her previous books include The Poison Tree and The Dark Rose.
Ein altes Herrenhaus, zwei rätselhafte Geschwister und eine junge Frau, die in deren Bann gerät – und in einen tödlichen Alptraum ... Karen ist eine ernsthafte junge Studentin, als sie 1997 an der Uni in London der jungen Biba Capel begegnet. Biba ist das genaue Gegenteil von Karen: Glamourös und lebenslustig führt sie zusammen mit ihrem geheimnisvollen Bruder Rex das Leben eines Bohemiens. In ihrem Zuhause, einem alten Londoner Herrenhaus, ist Karen bald ständiger Gast. Allmählich wird sie immer tiefer in die tragische Familiengeschichte der Geschwister hineingezogen, während sich die Idylle langsam in einen Alptraum verwandelt, der schließlich in einem Mord gipfelt. Erst zehn Jahre später enthüllt sich, was in jener Sommernacht wirklich geschah. Doch das Drama ist noch nicht zu Ende ...
Luke Considine ist ein Reporter auf der Suche nach der großen Story. In Brighton scheint er sie gefunden zu haben: die Lebensgeschichte des ehemaligen Gangsters Joss Grand. Grand, mittlerweile über achtzig, herrschte mit seinem brutalen Handlanger Jacky Nye einst über Brightons Unterwelt. Bis Jacky 1968 tot am West Pier angespült wurde. Obwohl Grand ein Alibi für die Mordnacht vorweisen konnte, waren die Gerüchte nie verstummt. Nun will Luke den Fall neu aufrollen und Grand, der sich mittlerweile als Philanthrop inszeniert, der Tat überführen. Zumal er erfährt, es habe bei dem Mord eine Zeugin gegeben, eine Frau in einem roten Mantel, die vom Tatort floh. Luke ahnt nicht, dass seine Nachforschungen ihn in tödliche Gefahr bringen ...
Der neue, packende Thriller um den legendären Ermittler Harry Bosch von Bestsellerautor Michael Connelly, dem erfolgreichsten Thrillerautor der USA. In seinem 19. Fall ermittelt Harry Bosch zusammen mit seiner neuen Partnerin Lucia Soto vom Los Angeles Police Department in einem rätselhaften Mordfall, der weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht.. Vor zehn Jahren wurde der mexikanische Mariachi-Musiker Orlando Merced bei einem Live-Auftritt von einer angeblich verirrten Kugel schwer verletzt. Doch Harry Bosch glaubt nicht an diese offizielle Version. Wem galt die Kugel, die schließlich zu Merceds Tod führte, in Wirklichkeit? Und wer war der Schütze? Eine aufregende Spurensuche vor der Kulisse der US-Metropole Los Angeles nimmt ihren Lauf ... "Best All-Around Hard-Boiled Detective" Stephen King über Harry Bosch
Irene Winters ist Agentin der unsichtbaren Bibliothek, in der es Zugänge zu den unterschiedlichsten Welten - und damit auch zu den seltensten Büchern - gibt. Als Bibliothekarin ist es ihr Job, diese Bücher zu beschaffen. Ihr neuester Auftrag führt sie in eine Welt, die Frankreich zu Revolutionszeiten ähnelt. Ein gefährlicher Ort, um Bücher zu stehlen. Besonders, wenn plötzlich der magische Rückweg in die Bibliothek versperrt ist. Was erst wie ein Zufall erscheint, stellt sich als heimtückischer Angriff heraus. Ein Angriff, der die ganze Bibliothek zerstören könnte ... Ein Muss für alle Fans von Ben Aaronovitch und Kai Meyer
Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.
London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him. Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes. At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning. ‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.
It was, of course, the Battle of Britain, or rather its conclusion, that prompted one of Winston Churchill's most memorable pieces of oratory that has its epitome in the sentence, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' If the Battle of Britain had been lost it is very likely the New Order to which the Axis powers had pledged themselves would have become global with unthinkable consequences for the world afterwards. The importance of the Battle of Britain cannot be exaggerated though inevitably in the succeeding years the accretion of myth has brought about many distortions. This multi-faceted symposium emerged from the Centre of Second World War Studies at Edinburgh University with the aim, in the words of the editors, 'to reassess established themes while opening up new ones.' After a masterly introduction by Brian Bond, the book is divided into six parts: Before the Battle; The Battle; The View from Afar; Experience and Memory; The Making of a British Legend and The Significance. The contributors are: Klaus A. Maier; Malcolm Smith; Horst Boog; Sebastian Cox; Sergei Kudryshov; Richard P. Hallion; Theodore F. Cook; Hans-Ekkehard Bob; Wallace Cunningham; Nigel Rose; Owen Dudley Edwards; Angus Calder; Tony Aldgate; Adrian Gregory; Jeremy Lake and John Schofield; Paul Addison and Jeremy A. Crang and Richard Overy. No survey could be more wide-ranging or fascinating. First published in 2000 to mark the 60th anniversary, it is now being reissued in 2010 to mark the 70th anniversary. 'But it is terrific. It's not only an acknowledgement of the heroism of the fighter pilots (and all the ancillary crew), but a serious contribution to the historical record. Seventeen contributors write about the Battle from pretty much every conceivable angle; and Addison and Crang have chosen them well. . . This is not an automatically worshipful book; it poses questions about the morality of war, the existence of heroism, the reliability of memory. But it treats the subject honestly and with justice. And it tells us why we won: because, it would appear, it helps to come from a society that is sceptical of authority rather than in blind, unthinking terror of it.' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ''This book is a first-class piece of work, stimulating, informative and concise.' Brian Holden Reid, Times Higher Education Supplement. 'This is a nugget of a book . . . it assembles, most readably, a range of authoritative and international views on the Battle, its history, and its significance.' Air Chief Marshall Sir Michael Graydon, Royal United Services Institute 'This is a much told story, but the varied viewpoints of the 20 contributors to Burning Blue - ranging from a fascinating essay by Owen Dudley Edwards on the air war as reflected in children's literaturer to the memories of pilots who fought in it on both sides - give an impressive breadth and depth. And even though it strips away hindsight and refuses to burnish legends, what is left is still one of the most remarkable stories in the whole of British history. The British empire didn't last a thousand years, but the man was right: this truly was its finest hour.' David Robinson, The Scotsman
The "Heinemann Science Scheme" offers an approach to the QCA's Scheme of Work. Teacher's resource packs provide support with lesson planning, with each chapter matching the Scheme of Work, and in-built assessment.
Winner of the National Book Award in Poetry (2004) Since the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim. Spare and intensely-felt, Valentine’s poems present experience as only imperfectly graspable. This volume gathers together all of Valentine’s published poems and includes a new collection, “Door in the Mountain.” Valentine's poetry is as recognizable as the slant truth of a dream. She is a brave, unshirking poet who speaks with fire on the great subjects—love, and death, and the soul. Her images—strange, canny visions of the unknown self—clang with the authenticity of real experience. This is an urgent art that wants to heal what it touches, a poetry that wants to tell, intimately, the whole life.
James Salter erzählt von seiner Ausbildung zum Kampfpiloten in West Point, vom Koreakrieg und seiner Zeit als Autor in New York: Er schreibt Drehbücher für Hollywood, in denen er Größen wie Samuel Goldwyn, Irwin Shaw, Roman Polanski oder Robert Redford kennenlernt. Er lebt in Städten wie Rom oder Paris, deren Glanz und Erotik sich in seiner Sprache widerspiegeln, ebenso wie die Leidenschaft zu den Frauen. Verbrannte Tage ist eines der größten autobiographischen Werke unserer Zeit, »ein eindrucksvolles Stück Literatur « (Berliner Zeitung).
In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is a collection of new and uncollected essays, and papers given at many conferences over a two-decade period. They cover many aspects of Byron’s life and work, including his relationship with his parents, his library, his attitude to Shakespeare, his borrowings from other writers, and his feelings about women and men. Two essays centre on his close friends Hobhouse and Kinnaird. All are informed by first-hand acquaintance with primary texts. The title essay has been hailed as the best-ever documentation of the disgraceful way in which Byron’s Memoirs were destroyed within days of his death being announced. For anyone interested in Byron either as a man, a poet, or as a cultural phenomenon, The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is essential reading.
AUGUST 2, 1990. Iraq’s Army invaded the oil-rich nation of Kuwait today. President Saddam Hussein of Iraq justified the invasion of Kuwait by saying that Kuwait historically belongs to Iraq. Saddam said that Kuwait is the birthplace of Nabopollasar, the father of Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar is the founder of the Babylonian Empire. Babylon is today’s modern Iraq.
DIVGas prices go up and down, but mostly up, and that trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Because of this, people are increasingly turning to motor scooters. In addition to being entertaining to ride and providing extreme mobility, scooters often travel up to 100 miles for each gallon of gasoline burned. How to Repair Your Scooter is divided into chapters according to the scooter's various mechanical systems. For example, brakes, suspension, intake, exhaust, etc. each have their own chapter. Each chapter begins with a simple explanation of how the subsystem works and what its strengths and weaknesses are. The chapter then takes the reader through a series of common maintenance and repair projects, each illustrated with step-by-step sequential photography with captions. Content covers two- and four-stroke scooters and is relevant for machines from all markets. /div
An information resource about the isotopes and their place in the cosmos.