Category: Fiction 1

The Merry Misogynist (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 6) by Colin Cotterill

By Colin Cotterill

Dr. Siri is faced with a perilous Casanova concentrating on gorgeous younger women.

In poverty-stricken 1978 Laos, a guy with a truck from the town used to be 'somebody,' a seize for even the prettiest village virgin. The corpse of 1 of those bucolic beauties turns up in Dr. Siri's morgue and his interest is piqued. The sufferer used to be tied to a tree and strangled yet she had now not, because the health care professional had anticipated, been raped, even though her flesh have been torn. And notwithstanding the sufferer had transparent, light pores and skin over so much of her physique, her palms and ft have been gnarled, callused, and blistered.

On a visit to the hinterlands, Siri discovers that the attractive woman corpse absolute to a tree has already risen to the prestige of a rural fantasy. This has occurred repeatedly earlier than. He units out to enquire this remarkable phenomenon - a serial killer in peaceable Buddhist Laos - in basic terms to find whilst he has pointed out the assassin that not just lovely maidens are in danger. Seventy-three-year-old coroners will be sufferers, too.

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Arvet efter Arn (Arn, Book 4) by Jan Guillou

By Jan Guillou

Ingrid Ylva blev en legend redan i sin livstid vid mitten av 1200-talet. Hon var en av flera starka änkor som styrde riket efter de blodiga segrarna mot Danmark. Om henne sades att hon var trollkunnig och att så länge hon höll sitt huvud högt skulle intet ont drabba folkungaätten.

Med järnvilja fostrade hon sina söner i en skoningslös tid där den starkares rätt var den enda lag som gällde. Att simply en av hennes söner until slut skulle segra i maktkampen kunde inte ha förvånat någon. males med en hänsynslöshet som until eventually och med skrämde hans samtid krossade Birger Magnusson maffiaväldet för all framtid. Och de lagar han stiftade om hemfrid, kyrkofrid och kvinnofrid blev rikets norm för six hundred år framåt.

Historien känner honom som Birger jarl, Stockholms grundare och Sveriges skapare. males sagan om Birger är mycket större än så.

Arn Magnusson må ha varit ett helgon. Det var sannerligen inte Birger. males han var en segrare som inte vek undan för moraliska eller praktiska prevent på sin väg från yngling i Västra Götaland until eventually riksbyggare.

Arvet efter Arn är en vacker och blodig riddarsaga där marken skälver below dundrande hästhovar och skummet year om korsfararnas fartygsbogar på väg österut. Det är också berättelsen om förlorad kärlek som en del av maktens höga pris.

Detta är en fristående fortsättning på Jan Guillous trilogi om riddare Arn Magnusson. Trilogin har på bara några år sålt i över 1 miljon exemplar i Sverige. Böckerna är below utgivning i de nordiska länderna samt i Holland, Tyskland, Italien, Frankrike, Spanien och England.

Marked as retail on unique obtain resource.

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Millennium People by J. G. Ballard

By J. G. Ballard

First released in nice Britain by means of Flamingo in 2003

Violent uprising involves London's heart sessions within the amazing new novel from the writer of 'Cocaine Nights' and 'Super-Cannes'.

When a bomb is going explodes at Heathrow, it appears like simply one other random act of violence to psychologist David Markham. but if he discovers that his ex-wife is without doubt one of the sufferers he's pressured to additional examine the mysterious and surprising conditions surrounding her death.

Acting on police suspicions he immerses himself within the unusual global of London's fringe protest activities. A quiet uprising opposed to middle-class normality is happening. even though as civic accountability and the trimmings of patron society are jettisoned the circulate grows progressively extra bellicose and Markham is more and more lured by means of the assumption of revolution and terror.

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Waterloo-City, City-Waterloo: The Waterloo and City Line by Leanne Shapton

By Leanne Shapton

Leanne Shapton, writer of Important Artifacts and private Property from the gathering of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris and Swimming stories, creates an authorly and creative reaction to trip, paintings and being a passenger - a part of a chain of twelve books tied to the twelve traces of the London Underground.

In Waterloo-City, City-Waterloo, Leanne Shapton creates an authorly and creative reaction to the Waterloo and town line's specific size and people who go back and forth on it. Shapton observes the particularities of the line's rush-hour passengers and imagines a few their inside monologs, in either verbal and visible element. the range of commuters ruminations and obsessions lead to an in depth and illustrated breakdown of the line's distance and time - its brevity, its passage among purely stations, its life as virtually essentially a travel for place of work staff going among their houses and the enterprise district of the town.

The format of the booklet displays the 2 stops at the line, one half the publication representing the Waterloo-City ourgoing trip, and the second one part, the City-Waterloo go back voyage.

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Born & Bred by Peter Murphy

By Peter Murphy

Danny Boyle was once a born angel.

At least that’s what his granny used to claim, and he or she may still understand she raised him after his mom and dad proved incapable. while she turns into unwell, Danny is reunited together with his mom and dad yet they don't get to reside fortunately ever after, because the ghosts of the prior hang-out their days. And whilst the previous lady dies, all of her secrets and techniques come to gentle and shatter every thing Danny believes in.

In the turmoil of 1970’s eire, an alienated Danny will get into medicines and is inquisitive about a gangland killing. Duped via the killers into leaving his prints at the gun, Danny wishes the entire support his family and friends can muster. Calling in favors from bishops and clergymen, police and paramilitaries, God and the satan, the residing and the lifeless, they do all that they could. yet even that may no longer be enough.

BORN & BRED is the 1st novel within the existence & instances Trilogy, a cycle of 3 novels that might chart the process one star-crossed lifestyles. it's a paintings of brilliant mind's eye from a poetic novelist of the 1st order.

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Ferney by James Long

By James Long

First released in nice Britain by way of HarperCollins, 1998

One of the main amazing timeslip novels ever written, Ferney will attract enthusiasts of The Time Traveller's spouse and existence After Life.

When Mike and Gally Martin stream to a cottage in Somerset, it's to make a brand new commence. however the dating comes less than pressure while Gally types an more and more shut attachment to an outdated countryman, Ferney, who turns out to understand every little thing approximately her.

What is it that attracts them jointly? Reluctantly firstly, then with extra urgency as he feels time slipping away, Ferney compels Gally to appreciate their connection - and to stand an inexplicable fact approximately their shared past.

A passionate love tale that spans the centuries, fall below the spell of Ferney.

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Frances Johnson by Stacey Levine

By Stacey Levine

From the get-go, it's transparent that whatever unusual is afoot in Munson, the fictitious Florida hamlet the place Stacey Levine's new novel, Frances Johnson, occurs. A volcano seethes at the outskirts of city, unusual animals skitter within the shadows, and a dense brown fog has settled overhead. Pets and folks vanish. Unfurling over a interval of days best as much as the town's annual dance, the tale follows 38-year-old Frances's mounting restlessness, as she needs to make a decision even if to take keep an eye on of her existence or cede it to the murky destiny the group has unique for her. even though the unconventional hinges on a well-known plot aspect will Frances stay in Munson, or get away to the area at huge? it's the single hint of conference to be present in this hypnotic ebook, which transforms its surroundings right into a tableau of unique threat.

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The Chimes by Anna Smaill

By Anna Smaill

Longlisted for the 2015 guy Booker Prize

The Chimes is decided in a reimagined London, in an international the place humans can't shape new stories, and the written note has been forbidden and destroyed.

In the absence of either reminiscence and writing is music.

In an international the place the earlier is a secret, each one new day feels similar to the final, and ahead of is blasphony, all looks misplaced. yet Simon Wythern, a tender guy who arrives in London looking the reality approximately what relatively occurred to his mom and dad, discovers he has a present which could switch all of this forever.

A lovely literary debut via poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly unique paintings that mixes attractive, artistic prose with excellent imagination.

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