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The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howard´s fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howard´s most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine-or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnès, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield. Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.
Wilkie Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the ´´superrational´´. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong interest. ´´The Dream Woman´´ is one his most anthologized stories of the supernatural. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Covell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000140/bk_jimc_000140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DIE SCHRECKEN DES KRIEGES Die Amazone Wonder Woman kam in die Welt der Menschen als Botschafterin des Friedens. Jetzt wird sie in einem osteuropäischen Land in einen brutalen Krieg verstrickt, unter dem vor allem die Zivilbevölkerung leidet. Sie ist zu allem entschlossen, um das Leid der Unschuldigen zu mildern und weiteres Töten zu verhindern - doch dann offenbart sich ihr derjenige, der all diese Menschen gegeneinander aufhetzt: Ares, der Gott des Krieges, ist wieder auf der Erde, um seiner blutigen Bestimmung nachzugehen! Ein perfekter Einstiegspunkt für neue Leser! Der Start der gefeierten WONDER WOMAN-Saga der preisgekrönten Bestsellerautorin G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), gezeichnet von Cary Nord (Conan) und Xermanico (INJUSTICE 2).
Who killed darlin´ Corey? In the sixth novel in the Conan Flagg series, the Oregon detective is investigating the mysterious, untimely death of his friend Corey Benbow. It seemed to Flagg that the police were asking too few questions about the fatal automobile accident that claimed the young woman´s life - especially since it was common knowledge in the town of Holiday Beach that more than one person stood to gain from her death. It wasn´t long before Flagg began unraveling motive and opportunity to disprove the verdict of accidental death in the case... and, in a chilling re-creation of the crime, to demand equal justice for the deadly conspiracy of silence that murdered Corey Benbow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018330/bk_adbl_018330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York, January 1896: Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of Sherlock Holmes, arrives at the Britannic Hotel with his wife, Louisa, ready to begin his first American tour. While he prepares his lectures, Louisa becomes mesmerised by this brash, vibrant, dangerous city, especially when a woman´s brutally butchered corpse is found in a Bowery alley and Louisa is convinced from the artist´s sketch in the paper that she´d seen the victim at the hotel. Arthur is patronisingly sceptical about her womanly ´´fantasies´´ but when she sprains her ankle and is forced to remain at the hotel while Arthur goes on tour, Louisa cannot resist pursuing her intuitions. And when more bodies start appearing, she´s convinced that she holds the key to the killings. With the help of the hotel´s hard-bitten detective and an ambitious female news reporter, Louisa starts to piece together a story of madness, murder, and depravity - a story that leads inexorably back to the hotel itself, the strange story of its unique construction, and a madman who is watching her every move. Read by Jane McDowell. Jane McDowell´s work spans theatre, film, television and radio. Screen work includes a leading role in the award winning British feature film Twelve In A Box, major roles in several Bollywood films, numerous short films, and the BBC dramas Dustbin Baby and Daughters. She has recorded plays and poetry readings for BBC radio, works regularly for BBC Audio Books and Calibre Audio Library and for Interact, a company of actors who read to stroke patients in London hospital. Jane holds an MA in Performance Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama. She lives in London with her daughter Antonia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane McDowell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000562/bk_orio_000562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A wonderfully vivid portrait of the man behind Sherlock Holmes... Like all the best historical true crime books, it’s about so much more than crime.” (Tana French, author of In the Woods)A sensational Edwardian murder. A scandalous wrongful conviction. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the rescue - a true story. After a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home in 1908, the police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater, an immigrant Jewish cardsharp. Though he was known to be innocent, Slater was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor. Outraged by this injustice, Arthur Conan Doyle, already world renowned as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, used the methods of his most famous character to reinvestigate the case, ultimately winning Slater’s freedom.With ´´an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of evidence and a relish for research” (The Wall Street Journal), Margalit Fox immerses listeners in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in its history, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method.Praise for Conan Doyle for the Defense:´´Artful and compelling... [Fox’s] narrative momentum never flags.... Conan Doyle for the Defense will captivate almost any reader while being pure catnip for the devotee of true-crime writing.” (The Washington Post)´´Developed with brio... [Fox] is excellent in linking the 19th-century creation of policing and detection with the development of both detective fiction and the science of forensics - ballistics, fingerprints, toxicology and serology - as well as the quasi science of ‘criminal anthropology.’” (The New York Times Book Review)´´Gripping... The book works on two levels, much like a good Holmes case. First, it is a fluid story of a crime.... Second, and more pertinently, it is a deeper story of how prejudice ag 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006249/bk_rand_006249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´The Adventure of the Speckled Band´ is one of 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes and Watson encounter a young woman who feels mortally threatened by her stepfather. She tells of her twin sister´s mysterious and untimely death two years earlier - and her dying words, ´´The speckled band!´´ What does it all mean? Holmes agrees to take the case. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. Cromwell, James Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onme/000226/bk_onme_000226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three passengers board a train, one a woman. They are not among the disembarking passengers. There is however in the compartment of the railcar a dead man who has no ticket or identification. In his pockets are six expensive gold watches. Will you be able to solve this crime before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle does it for us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000193/bk_mike_000193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.