By Veit Heinichen,Maria Paola Romeo,Elena Tonazzo
By Buddy Giovinazzo,Frank Nowatzki
By Maxime Houde
détective privé en acceptant tous les petits
boulots qui lui sont proposés, Stan Coveleski
continue de reprendre goût à l’existence grâce à son ami Maranda, enquêteur à l. a. Sûreté provinciale. Mais c’est Paméla, l’épouse du docteur Du Sablon, qui donne un coup d’accélérateur à sa petite vie tranquille quand elle l’invite à l’une des soirées mondaines qu’elle et le docteur organisent régulièrement. Incorrigible séducteur et buveur impénitent, Du Sablon se montre toujours désagréable pendant ces soirées, au grand dam de Paméla. Quand celle-ci surgit en pleine nuit chez
Coveleski avec un pistolet dans son sac à
main, le détective craint le pire… et, de fait, le docteur a été tué d’une balle en plein cœur. Dès le début de l’enquête, les policiers tiquent sur l. a. relation entre l. a. veuve – qui nie être l’auteure du crime – et le détective. Quand un deuxième meurtre survient dans l’entourage immédiat de Coveleski, ce dernier devient le primary suspect. Conscient que, pour sauver sa peau, il doit débusquer au plus vite le ou les véritables meurtriers, Coveleski se bute cependant à un problème de taille : il n’a pas los angeles moindre piste à suivre !
PRIX SAINT-PACÔME 2012
By Barry Levy
Often darkish and occasionally chilly, bloody and brutal, it's also jam-packed with pathos, love and humanity.
"As If! is racy, with a speed resembling an early Henry Miller, getting you keen on its poetically drawn global, after which lulling you right into a feel of complacency, while WHAM, it hits you that this is often no traditional novel, anything to be evidenced in either the content material and elegance of writing up to the common subject matters of affection, loss and wish which are so brilliantly portrayed during the energetically alive, complicated and richly drawn characters."
- Dr Robert Schweitzer, affiliate Professor in Psychology, Queensland college of Technology
By A. J. Brooks
Abandoning their reclusive lifestyle to prevent the monster takes a heavy toll on Jake and Sadie and leaves the panorama affected by our bodies of the in charge and the blameless.
By Johan Zegers,Joe Zegers
By Gary Lovisi
By Keith Donnelly
Now, Don needs to music down a mom long gone fallacious whereas looking for her deserted daughter a formal domestic ahead of baby welfare will get the smell. To make issues worse, an past love is being careworn by means of a former boyfriend and is begging Don for help.
Tracking down the lacking mom with the aid of his trustworthy sidekick Billy Feathers and his ever-dangerous new good friend, Roy Husky, Don comes head to head with the evil henchmen of Vegas undesirable boy, Victor the Viper, and approximately will pay the final word price.
By Pete Hamill
By Richard Stark,John Banville
You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They observe everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript automobile outdoor a financial institution making observe of the tellers’ paintings conduct, the positions of the protection guards. Lagging a number of vehicle lengths in the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked provider door on the racetrack.
They’re thieves. Heisters, to be distinct. They’re professionals, and Parker is much and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will have him in. difficult, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly desirous about his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to pass him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his approach, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is likely one of the such a lot unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by way of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and cherished through fanatics who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing; his books as influential as any within the style. The collage of Chicago Press has launched into a undertaking to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.
In The Jugger, Parker travels to Nebraska to aid out a geriatric safecracker who is familiar with too a lot of his legal secrets and techniques. by the point he arrives, the safecracker is lifeless and Parker’s skeletons are at the verge of escaping from their closet—unless Parker lodges to deadly measures.
“Whatever Stark writes, I learn. He’s a stylist, a professional, and that i completely get pleasure from his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard
“Westlake understands accurately the way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till get away is impossible.”—Washington Post e-book World
“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. put out of your mind all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that desolate tract island.”—Lawrence Block