16:50 AB PADDINGTON * Eine Freundin von Miss Marple beobachtet während einer Zugfahrt, wie in einem überholenden Zug eine Frau erwürgt wird. Am nächsten Bahnhof alarmiert sie die Polizei, doch weder im Zug noch an den Gleisen findet man eine Leiche oder andere Hinweise, sodass man glaubt, die alte Dame habe sich geirrt. Miss Marple allerdings glaubt ihrer Freundin und beginnt, auf eigene Faust Ermittlungen anzustellen. * KARIBISCHE AFFÄRE: Auch Miss Marple braucht ab und zu ein wenig Erholung. In der Karibik hat sie den idealen Ort gefunden, um ihre Rheumaerkrankung zu kurieren. Das Hotel der Kendalls auf St. Honore. Außerdem kann sie hier ihrem liebsten Hobby, dem Stricken nachgehen und sich nebenbei an den Plaudereien der Gäste beteiligen. Besonderes der alte Major Palgrave hat einiges zu erzählen. Als er jedoch von einem Mord berichtet, wird Miss Marple hellhörig. Palgrave besitzt sogar ein Foto des Täters. Noch in derselben Nacht stirbt der Major, angeblich an einem Herzanfall...
In a hotel, on the northeast side of Key West, Florida, Erin Hardinger is beginning spring break without her medications. For the first time in more than a decade, she is seeing the world without the pharmaceutical filter that her mother placed on her as a child. Beneath the surface of the mundane and absurd fixtures of Key West's tourist trade, a world of the living and the dead confronts Erin at every turn. The torn edges of perception and reality soon spill over into the lives of her companions and strangers; a crooked doctor on the run from the mob, the panic stricken wife of a retired optometrist, and a group of college students all find the edges of their reality blurred. Is it Erin's awakening that is causing this, or is it the hotel, or is it Key West itself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Sarrigeorgiou. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058511/bk_acx0_058511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Ode to Death is a celebration of good, old fashioned storytelling and creeping dread. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and you won’t be able to either. I had a great time with this collection.” (Richard Chizmar) From author Andrew Lennon comes a new collection of 18 titles, including short stories, drabbles, and poetry. This versatile collection will have you fearing those noises coming from the attic, questioning whether you should enter that haunted house at the fairground, thinking twice before you stay in a motel on a desert-stricken highway. It will touch you emotionally when you witness a person’s struggles, their discovery of new friends, how they can triumph and live to see another day, raising their heads to create their own Ode to Death. Contents "My Ode to Death" "House of Illusion" "Lunchtime" "Ghost Story" "No Sleep" "Caravan" "Buried" "Santa Claus Comes at Night" "Dog Race" "Trying to Write a Horror Story" "Hide Behind a Smile" "Visiting Time" "Stress Blanket" "Red Shoes" "New Beginning" "The Secret Life of my Imaginary Friend" "Lover" "One Night In Hotel" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160301/bk_acx0_160301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane, this compelling thriller uncovers the dark side of high fashion. Newspaper journalist Sophie Kent is hanging by a thread following her brother's suicide, her personal life in chaos. When the mutilated body of a Russian model turns up in an upmarket hotel on the eve of London Fashion Week, Sophie recognises her from a recent interview and knows she could have saved her. Eaten away by guilt, she throws herself headfirst into the edgy, fast-paced world of fashion with one goal in mind: to catch the killer. Only then can she piece her grief-stricken self back together. As she chips away at the industry's glittery surface, she uncovers a toxic underworld rife with drugs, secrets, prostitution and blackmail. Battling her demons and her wealthy, dysfunctional family along the way, Sophie pushes her personal problems to one side as she goes head to head with a crazed killer; a killer who is only just getting started.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002860/bk_boli_002860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
[A] future cult classic. (The New York Times Book Review)"There’s Borges and Bolaño, Kafka and Cortázar, Modiano and Murakami, and now Laura van den Berg." (The Washington Post)An August 2018 IndieNext Selection. Named a Summer 2018 Read by The Washington Post, Vulture, Nylon, Elle, BBC, InStyle, Refinery29, Bustle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, Lit Hub, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death - and the truth about their marriage - in Laura van den Berg’s surreal, mystifying story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery. Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way. The Third Hotel is a propulsive, brilliantly shape-shifting novel from an inventive author at the height of her narrative powers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Carr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050799/bk_adbl_050799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sergeant Forrest Hinderliter of the Gila Bend (Arizona) Police had been up since two in the morning with a dead body and a shaky story. He'd found the body - a black man with a bullet hole in his back - lying on the floor in apartment 44 of the North Euclid Avenue project at the western edge of town. He'd also found a woman there, and this was her story: She woke up after midnight to find a man on top of her, making love to her. She'd never seen the man before. She told him to get off and get out; she warned him she was expecting another man. A car pulled up outside and flashed its lights. A minute later the other man came through the door. Explanations were inadequate. In the scuffle a gun was drawn, a .38 revolver. A shot went off, the first visitor died. In "The Corpse as Big as the Ritz", Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and master of the "investigation of investigations", gives us a Hollywood noir with shades of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler: An inquiry into the "Dirty Little Death in the Desert" of David Whiting, the love-stricken business manager of actress Sarah Miles, who was found dead in the actress's hotel room during the filming of the Burt Reynold's Western The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. "The Corpse as Big as the Ritz" was originally published in Esquire, August 1973. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030742/bk_adbl_030742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war. Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate president of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together. But Lincoln's will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House: Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president's heart, is taken by typhoid fever. But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide - and almost a son - to investigate Willie's death. Some see Hay as a gadfly - adventurous, incisive, lusty, reflective, skeptical, even cynical - but he loves the president and so seeks the truth behind the boy's death. And so, as we follow Hay in his investigation, we are shown the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the president's office and the gentleman's dining room at Willard's Hotel to the alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome-less Capitol's vermin-infested sub-basement. We see the unfamiliar sides of a grief-stricken president, his hellcat of a wife, and their two surviving and suffering sons, and Hay matches wits with such luminaries as General McClellan, William Seward, and the indomitable detective Allan Pinkerton. What Hay discovers has the potential of destroying not only Lincoln but a nation. The Murder of Willie Lincoln is an exciting historical fiction debut by award-winning political journalist and Washington insider Burt Solomon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002444/bk_aren_002444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I glanced out the window as my train pulled into the station and saw the girl who killed my son. So begins Josh Rolnick's powerful debut collection of eight stories (winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award), which utilizes a richly focused narrative style accenting the unavoidable tragedies of life while revealing the grace and dignity with which people learn to deal with them. The stories - four set in New Jersey and four in New York - span the wide geographic tapestry of the area and demonstrate the interconnectedness of both the neighboring states and the residents who inhabit them. In "Funnyboy", a grief-stricken Levi Stern struggles to come to terms with the banality of his son's accidental death at the hands of Missy Jones, high school cheerleader. In "Pulp and Paper", two neighbors, Gail Denny and Avery Mayberry, attempt to escape a toxic spill resulting from a train derailment when a moment of compassion alters both their futures forever. "Innkeeping" features a teenager's simmering resentment toward the burgeoning relationship between his widowed mother and a longterm hotel guest. "The Herald" introduces us to Dale, a devoted reporter on a small-town newspaper, desperately striving to break a big-time story to salvage his career and his ego. A teenager deals with the inconceivable results of his innocent act before an ice hockey game in "Big Lake". And in "The Carousel", a Coney Island carousel operator confronts the fading memories of a world that once overflowed with grandeur and promise. Throughout, Rolnick's characters search for a firm footing while wrestling with life's hardships, finding hope and redemption in the simple yet uncommon willingness to act. Pulp and Paper captures lightning in a bottle, excavating the smallest steps people take to move beyond grief, heartbreak, and failure - conjuring the subtle, fragile moments when people are not yet whole, but no longer quite as broken. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003935/bk_acx0_003935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a fictional story - fast paced, exciting, richly textured with memorable characters. Yet we think you will find it more than a story. It is about your airport too. Yet those with inside knowledge - like Mel Bakersfield, the airports career-jinxed general manager - are aware of grave deficiencies. Operational areas are out molded to the point of danger; air traffic control is overtaxed; the supposedly modern glass chrome main terminal has become a whited sepulcher. Against this background is set a dramatic, behind the scenes story of seven eventful airport hours during a mid-winter snowstorm - with pressures passions and problems of their own - who share them. You will meet Joe Patroni, cocky and genial airline maintenance chief, striving to clear a disabled aircraft from an urgently needed runway; Air Traffic Controller Keith Bakersfeld suffering stress and conscience stricken by the memory of an air disaster for which he was responsible; Tanya Livingston passenger relations agent (an attractive divorcee) whose suspicions triggered by a sharp-eyed customs inspector, reveal an unsuspected crisis; Captain (and check pilot) Vernon Demerest, arrogant admired by women and despising 'ground bound pigeons,' especially Airport Commissioners; Elliot Freemantle, crusading lawyer, leading a group of home-owners incensed by airport noise; Gwen Meighen, a hot-tempered English brunette from 'Stewardess Row'; Ada Quonsett, an old lady who explains her techniques as an aerial stowaway; D. O. Guerrero, a psychotic with a homemade bomb. Arthur Hailey has employed the same multi-plot technique which he used successfully in Hotel and The Final Diagnosis. As usual, he has written an engrossing enjoyable tale, packed with little known and fascinating information: How, for example, smugglers trip themselves up with customs; how to get free drinks on economy flights; the way in which stewardess pregnancy programs work; what is an airport 'Conga Line'; how much an airline will pay on the spot for a damaged luggage claim; and why airport insurance booths are hated by airline pilots . But the true hero of this novel is the airport itself viewed through the eyes of a master story teller.