Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers´ Club: Robert J. Harris
Sherlock Holmes Der Club der Rothaarigen: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas´s The Three Musketeers , Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas´s masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer´s trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
Most famous for his tales of crimes and deduction, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also had a passion for suspense, the supernatural, and the macabre. This penchant for the paranormal is most clearly demonstrated in his collection of gothic short stories. The stories featured in this volume include: ´´Lot 249´´, ´´The Man with the Watches´´, ´´The Japanned Box´´, and ´´The Club Footed Grocer´´. Get ready for Doyle’s vivid spine-tingling imagination to unnerve and thrill you in equal measure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000343/bk_copy_000343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edición conmemorativa, numerada, limitada y con firma y dedicatoria impresa del autor. Con nuevo prólogo de Arturo Pérez-Reverte. La gran novela de Arturo Pérez-Reverte que abrió el camino del éxito internacional a los thrillers inspirados en el mundo de los libros. ¿Puede un libro ser investigado policialmente como si de un crimen se tratara, utilizando como pistas sus páginas, papel, grabados y marcas de impresión, en un apasionante recorrido de tres siglos? Lucas Corso, mercenario de la bibliofilia, cazador de libros por cuenta ajena, debe encontrar respuesta a esa pregunta cuando recibe un doble encargo de sus clientes: autentificar un manuscrito de Los tres mosqueteros y descifrar el enigma de un extraño libro, quemado en 1667 con el hombre que lo imprimió. La indagación arrastra a Corso -y con él, irremediablemente, al lector- a una peligrosa búsqueda que lo llevará de los archivos del Santo Oficio a los libros condenados, de las polvorientas librerías de viejo alas más selectas bibliotecas de los coleccionistas internacionales. Construida con excepcional talento narrativo, El club Dumas sitúa pieza a pieza una trama excitante, minuciosa y compleja, donde se dan cita los ingredientes de la novela clásica por entregas, los relatos policíacos y de misterio, los juegos de adivinación y las técnicas del folletín de aventuras. Esta novela fue llevada al cine por el director Roman Polanski con el título La novena puerta. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Commemorative edition, numbered, limited and with a printed signature and dedication by the author. With a new prologue by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure. Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas´s The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas´s masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer´s trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
´´You know how the story ends. Now, it’s time to learn how it all began as Conan, Viking, Butch, Lenny, Doc, and the perennial bad guy, Beast, finally have their say.” The first book in the brand-new spin-off to the international best-selling Black Shamrocks MC series is finally here! Prospecting for the Black Shamrocks MC once Colin ´´Conan” Blake finished school was a no-brainer. His best friends were prospecting. His father was a ranking member. Hell, every man he knew was part of the MC. The only thing the Club wanted in return for a lifetime of brotherhood was unquestioning loyalty. It was that straightforward. Patching in meant he vowed to put the needs of the Black Shamrocks in front of everything else - even his own desires. He thought it would be easy. He was certain nothing could come between him and his brothers. That was until he met her. Warning: This book contains depictions of graphic situations and is not suitable for all listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liv Rose, Jake Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000775/bk_inbl_000775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Detective Story Club´s first short story anthology is based around a London detective club and includes three newly discovered tales unpublished for 100 years, plus a story bearing an uncanny resemblance to a Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes story but written some seven years earlier. You will seek in vain in any book of reference for the name of The Crime Club. Its watchword is secrecy. Its members wear the mask of mystery, but they form the most powerful organisation against master criminals ever known. The Crime Club is an international club composed of men who spend their lives studying crime and criminals. In its headquarters are to be found men from Scotland Yard and many foreign detectives and secret service agents. This audiobook tells of their greatest victories over crime and is written, in association with George Dilnot, by a former member of the criminal investigation department of Scotland Yard. With its highly evocative title, The Crime Club was the first collection of short stories published by the Detective Story Club. Coauthored by CID superintendent Frank Froëst and police historian George Dilnot, these entertaining mysteries left people guessing how many were based on true cases. This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by David Brawn, who looks at how The Crime Club inspired a turning point in British book publishing. The audiobook includes three newly discovered stories by Froëst and Dilnot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Farley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002445/bk_hcuk_002445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.