The scar on Rhoda Gradwyn's face was to be the death of her . . .
When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation and the beginning of a new life. But the Manor holds a secret and deadly enemy. While she lies drowsily recovering from the anaesthetic a white-shrouded figure stealthily enters her bedroom and within minutes Rhoda is dead.
Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder, and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.
ungelesenes Exemplar, leichte Lagerspuren
An almost perfect crime - haunting, puzzling, brilliant and indeed a most beautiful mystery
A monastery . . .
Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices.
A murder . . .
But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
A mystery . . .
Who among the brothers has become an angel of death? As the peace of the monastery crumbles around him, Gamache finds clues in the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.
leichte Lesespuren, sauberes Exemplar
A la morgue, tous les décès sont consignés au Registre des morts. Ce livre va bientôt revêtir une signification différente pour Kay Scarpetta. Lorsqu'elle s'installe à Charleston, en Caroline-du-Sud, pour y ouvrir, avec sa nièce Lucy et Pete Marino, un cabinet de médecine légale, elle pense commencer une nouvelle vie. Mais très vite, elle entre en conflit avec des politiciens locaux, et on cherche visiblement à saboter son projet. C'est alors que va se produire une série de morts violentes : un meurtre rituel, un enfant victime de sévices, une joueuse de tennis retrouvée mutilée à Rome, sans autre lien entre ces affaires qu'une certaine patiente d'un prestigieux hôpital psychiatrique de Nouvelle-Angleterre. D'autres noms vont s'ajouter au Registre des morts, peut-être même celui de Kay...
leichte Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sauberes Exemplar
leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Widmung auf Vorsatz, mit Klarsichtfolie eingefasst, sehr gut erhalten
leichte Lesespuren, sehr gut erhalten
In the astonishing new novel by the author of the bestsellers The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life
and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas
Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic
asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders.
Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story, from her family's difficult passage out of Ireland into Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As he brings Grace closer and closer to the day she cannot remember, he hears of the turbulent relationship between Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, and of the alarming behavior of Grace's fellow servant, James McDermott. Jordan is drawn to Grace, but he is also baffled by her. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend, a bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she a victim of circumstances?
Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that reclaims a profoundly mysterious and disturbing story from the past century. With compassion, an unsentimental lyricism, and her customary narrative virtuosity, Margaret Atwood mines the often convoluted relationships between men and women, and between the affluent and those without position. The result is her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale--in short, vintage Atwood.