Download or read book The Devil's Star PDF or another Format written by Jo Nesbo and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-11-10 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A pulse-racing Harry Hole thriller that will keep you guessing till the finale page. 'This tale of revenge has twists galore' Time Out Harry can't trust his own memory A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Someone wants him out of this picture Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he begins to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death? And they'll stop at nothing to fulfil their bloodlust... As Harry fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery... *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 50 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE* *Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the new Jo Nesbo book, out now*
Download or read book The Devil's Star PDF or another Format written by Jo Nesbo and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman. “It’s fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he’s on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train.”—New York Times Book Review In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
Download or read book Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction PDF or another Format written by Bernice M. Murphy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.
Download or read book Scandinavian Noir PDF or another Format written by Wendy Lesser and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Even those unmoved by its subject will thrill to [Scandinavian Noir], a beautifully crafted inquiry into fiction, reality, crime and place . . . Perhaps when it comes to fiction and reality, what we need most are critics like Lesser, who can dissect the former with the tools of the latter." --Kate Tuttle, The New York Times Book Review An in-depth and personal exploration of Scandinavian crime fiction as a way into Scandinavian culture at large For nearly four decades, Wendy Lesser's primary source of information about three Scandinavian countries—Sweden, Norway, and Denmark—was mystery and crime novels, and the murders committed and solved in their pages. Having never visited the region, Lesser constructed a fictional Scandinavia of her own making, something between a map, a portrait, and a cultural history of a place that both exists and does not exist. Lesser’s Scandinavia is disproportionately populated with police officers, but also with the stuff of everyday life, the likes of which are relayed in great detail in the novels she read: a fully realized world complete with its own traditions, customs, and, of course, people. Over the course of many years, Lesser’s fictional Scandinavia grew more and more solidly visible to her, yet she never had a strong desire to visit the real countries that corresponded to the made-up ones. Until, she writes, “between one day and the next, that no longer seemed sufficient.” It was time to travel to Scandinavia. With vivid storytelling and an astonishing command of the literature, Wendy Lesser’s Scandinavian Noir: In Pursuit of a Mystery illuminates the vast, peculiar world of Scandinavian noir—first as it appears on the page, then as it grows in her mind, and finally, in the summer of 2018, as it exists in reality. Guided by sharp criticism, evocative travel writing, and a whimsical need to discover “the difference between existence and imagination, reality and dream,” Scandinavian Noir is a thrilling and inventive literary adventure from a masterful writer and critic.
Download or read book Locating Nordic Noir PDF or another Format written by Kim Toft Hansen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-10-14 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known television crime dramas such as Beck, The Killing, Trapped and The Bridge as well as a range of other important Nordic Noir cases. The authors position the development of Nordic Noir in the global market for popular television drama and place the international attention towards Nordic crime dramas within regional development of drama production in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Consequently, Nordic Noir is read as both a transnational financial and creative phenomenon and as a local possibility for community building. Offering a comprehensible, scholarly and methodologically original approach to the popularity of Nordic television crime dramas, this volume is aimed at readers with an interest in crime drama as well as scholars and students of television drama.
Download or read book The Oslo Trilogy PDF or another Format written by Jo Nesbo and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 1238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A special bundle of three of Jo Nesbo's award-winning crime titles starring the inimitable Detective Harry Hole. The Redbreast: A report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks Detective Harry Hole's interest. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next, Harry's former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night she was killed? Nemesis: A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Harry begins his investigation but after a dinner with an old flame, wakes up with no memory of the last 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead and he begins to receive threatening emails: is someone is trying to frame him for her death? The Devil's Star: When a young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid, Harry is assigned the case alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler. On notice to quit the force, Harry is forced to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands.
Download or read book The Redbreast PDF or another Format written by Jo Nesbo and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.” —New York Times Book Review “A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.” —Los Angeles Times “The Redbreast certainly ranks with the best of current American crime fiction.” —Washington Post Jo Nesbø, the New York Times bestselling author of The Snowman, has solidified his spot as one of the most exciting Scandinavian thriller writer in the crime fiction business. The Redbreast is a fabulous installment in Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. Detective Harry Hole embarrassed the force, and for his sins he's been reassigned to mundane surveillance tasks. But while monitoring neo-Nazi activities in Oslo, Hole is inadvertently drawn into a mystery with deep roots in Norway's dark past—when members of the nation's government willingly collaborated with Nazi Germany. More than sixty years later, this black mark won't wash away, and disgraced old soldiers who once survived a brutal Russian winter are being murdered, one by one. Now, with only a stained and guilty conscience to guide him, an angry, alcoholic, error-prone policeman must make his way safely past the traps and mirrors of a twisted criminal mind. For a hideous conspiracy is rapidly taking shape around Hole—and Norway's darkest hour may still be to come.
Download or read book Secrets of the Tattooed Girl PDF or another Format written by Dan Burstein and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-06-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating companion to Stieg Larsson's bestselling MILLENNIUM series, revealing the secrets behind the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. From the team that brought you the bestselling SECRETS OF THE CODE comes the first literary companion to Stieg Larsson's worldwide phenomenon, piecing together the puzzles that make Larsson's series so outrageously popular. Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, and of Stieg Larsson himself - discovering the fascinating real-life characters and incidents at the heart of Larsson's work. - What is the truth about Stieg Larsson's tragic death at age 50, just before publication of his novels? - Did Larsson leave behind a fourth book manuscript and plot outlines for his planed ten-book series? - Is Lisbeth the first true literary heroine of the 21st century? - What changes were made in the plots and translations of the novels after Larsson's death - and why? - What will happen in the contentious battle between Larsson's life partner, Eva Gabrielsson, and his father and brother over his billion dollar legacy, and more importantly, the future of his characters, plots and ideas? These questions, and many more, will be answered in this gripping and insightful book about the man who has changed the face of crime fiction this century.
Download or read book Talking Book Topics PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Star Trek Crosswords PDF or another Format written by John M. Samson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-07-01 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the name of Captain James T. Kirk's brother* (3 letters) to the name of the latest Star Trek feature film's villain** (7 letters) this crossword puzzle book covers every corner of the intergalactic phenomenon that has captivated fans for more than thirty years. With fifty puzzles to conquer, Star Trek Crosswords will engage, delight and entertain both casual viewer and diehard Trekker alike. * Sam ** Shinzon
Download or read book Serials and Series PDF or another Format written by Buck Rainey and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While many fans remember The Lone Ranger, Ace Drummond and others, fewer focus on the facts that serials had their roots in silent film and that many foreign studios also produced serials, though few made it to the United States. The 471 serials and 100 series (continuing productions without the cliffhanger endings) from the United States and 136 serials and 37 series from other countries are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry includes title, country of origin, year, studio, number of episodes, running time or number of reels, episode titles, cast, production credits, and a plot synopsis.
Download or read book Eighty Silent Film Stars PDF or another Format written by George A. Katchmer and published by McFarland Publishing. This book was released on 1991 with total page 1067 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eighty good-sized biographies of significant silent-era players hard to find in other reference works, and almost nowhere at this length. The villains and sidekicks of two-reelers (Jim Corey, Nelson McDowell), cowboy action stars (Jack Hoxie, Art Acord, Hoot Gibson, et al.), comedians, character actors, matinee idols and other talented and reliable performers.A comprehensive filmography (compiled for this book by Richard E. Braff and listing year, studio, director, screenplay, story or author, length and cast) accompanies each entry. The biographies are revised and edited versions of a series that ran in the film periodical Classic Images.
Download or read book Baseball State by State PDF or another Format written by Chris Jensen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-07-26 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a fresh approach to the familiar concept of all-time baseball teams, this exhaustive work ranks more than 2,500 players by state of birth and includes both major league and Negro League athletes. Each chapter covers one state and opens with the all-time team, naming a top selection for each position followed by honorable mentions. Also included are all-time stat leaders in nine categories--games, hits, average, RBI, home runs, stolen bases, pitching wins, strikeouts and saves--a brief overview of the state's baseball history, notable player achievements, historic baseball places to see, potential future stars, a comprehensive list of player nicknames, and the state's all-time best player.
Download or read book Harness Horse PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Western Movie References in American Literature PDF or another Format written by Henryk Hoffmann and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: References to western movies scattered over some 250 narrative works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. Covered are not only classics like High Noon but also more obscure titles such as Drum Beat. Mega-stars like John Wayne are included but so is Tom Tyler, a much lesser known name. While the time span of the presented data exceeds a period of a hundred years--from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007)--the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both the "A" and "B" productions.
Download or read book William Shakespeare: The Complete Works PDF or another Format written by William Shakespeare and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-04-21 with total page 1424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction. Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More. This new edition also features an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works.
Download or read book Space 2000 PDF or another Format written by Harry L. Shipman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-11-22 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: