EINE AMAZONE. EIN BARBAR. EIN ABENTEUER. Auf seinen Wanderungen begegnet Conan der Cimmerier einer wilden Schönheit in Gefangenschaft, die ihn an seine Jugendliebe erinnert. Die verwirrte Kriegerin behauptet allerdings, die Amazonen-Prinzessin Wonder Woman zu sein und einer anderen Welt zu entstammen. Bevor sie diesem Rätsel gemeinsam auf den Grund gehen können, müssen der Barbar und die Amazone jedoch in der Arena gegeneinander antreten! Darüber hinaus stellen sich die leidenschaftlichen Kämpfer Conan und Diana gegen die Grausamkeit der Zivilisation, gegen die hungrigen Bestien des Meeres und gegen finstere Magie... Die fantastische Miniserie WONDER WOMAN/CONAN von Topautorin Gail Simone (WONDER WOMAN, Red Sonja) und Zeichnerveteran Aaron Lopresti (WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN - DETECTIVE COMICS) komplett in einem Band!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no recent book that tells this remarkable story - in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step by step inside Conan Doyle’s investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time - a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias. In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater - an immigrant Jewish cardsharp - who, despite his obvious innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison. Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater’s freedom. Margalit Fox, a celebrated longtime writer for The New York Times, has ´´a nose for interesting facts, the ability to construct a taut narrative arc, and a Dickens-level gift for concisely conveying personality” (Kathryn Schulz, New York). In Conan Doyle for the Defense, she immerses listeners in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in the history of forensics, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method. ´´Splendid... The ingredients are too good to pass up: a famous detective novelist ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006249/bk_rand_006249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julian Barnes¿s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel is based on Arthur Conan Doyle¿s extraordinary real-life fight for justice. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, George remains in hardworking obscurity. But as the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events which made sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages. George Edjali´s father is Indian, his mother Scottish. When the family begins to receive vicious anonymous letters, many about their son, they put it down to racial prejudice. They appeal to the police, to no less than the Chief Constable, but to their dismay he appears to suspect George of being the letters´ author. Then someone starts slashing horses and livestock. Again the police seem to suspect the shy, aloof Birmingham solicitor. He is arrested and, on the flimsiest evidence, sent to trial, found guilty and sentenced to seven years´ hard labour. Arthur Conan Doyle, famous as the creator of the world´s greatest detective, is mourning his first wife (having been chastely in love for ten years with the woman who was to become his second) when he hears about the Edjali case. Incensed at this obvious miscarriage of justice, he is galvanised into trying to clear George´s name. With a mixture of detailed research and vivid imagination, Julian Barnes brings to life not just this long-forgotten case, but the inner lives of these two very different men. The reader sees them both with stunning clarity, and almost inhabits them as they face the vicissitudes of their lives, whether in the dock hearing a verdict of guilty, or trying to live an honourable life while desperately in love with another woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001013/bk_bbcw_001013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. Your unknown friend.´ When a beautiful young woman is sent a letter inviting her to a sinister assignation, she immediately seeks the advice of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. For this is not the first mysterious item Mary Marston has received in the post. Every year for the last six years an anonymous benefactor has sent her a large lustrous pearl. Now it appears the sender of the pearls would like to meet her to right a wrong. But when Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Watson, aiding Miss Marston, attend the assignation, they embark on a dark and mysterious adventure involving a one-legged ruffian, some hidden treasure, deadly poison darts and a thrilling race along the River Thames.
Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes pits his wits against ´Napoleon of Crime´ Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and investigates intrigues that have defeated the detectives of Scotland Yard. Packed with excitement and mystery, this collection showcases the legendary sleuth at his very best. This Macmillan Collector´s Library edition features an afterword by David Stuart Davies, and accompanying each tale are Sidney Paget´s fantastic original illustrations from The Strand magazine. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector´s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector´s Library are books to love and treasure.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including The Red-Headed League´, The Blue Carbuncle´, and The Speckled Band´. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, A Scandal in Bohemia´. The editor of this volume, Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With John Michael Gibson, he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle.