L Affaire Isobel Vine
Le nouveau Michael Connelly est australien. Pour n'importe quel passant, les rues, les places, les jardins de Melbourne possèdent un charme certain. Pour Darian Richards, chacun de ces lieux évoque une planque, un trafic de drogue, un drame, un suicide, un meurtre. Lassé de voir son existence ainsi définie par le crime, et uniquement par le crime, il a décidé, après seize ans à la tête de la brigade des homicides, de passer à autre chose. Une vie solitaire, plus contemplative. Il accepte néanmoins de sortir de sa retraite par amitié pour le chef de la police qui lui demande de disculper son futur successeur, en proie à des rumeurs relatives à une ancienne affaire : en 1990, après une fête donnée chez elle, on a retrouvé le corps sans vie de la jeune Isobel Vine. Suicide, accident, meurtre ? L'enquête fut d'autant plus délicate que quatre jeunes flics participaient à cette soirée. Elle fut classée sans suite, mais le doute persiste sur ce qui s'est réellement passé. Reprendre des investigations vingt-cinq ans après les faits n'est jamais une partie de plaisir, surtout quand l'affaire concerne de près la police. Les obstacles ne manquent pas. C'est sans compter sur le caractère obstiné, rebelle et indiscipliné de Darian Richards et sur sa fâcheuse habitude à porter davantage d'attention et de respect aux morts qu'aux vivants. L'enquête rythmée de nombreux rebondissements va peu à peu l'amener aux frontières du bien et du mal, de la vérité et du mensonge, et Richards y perdra peut-être ses dernières illusions. Une description rarement vue des rouages policiers. Une ville, Melbourne, personnage à part entière du roman. Une intrigue captivante. Et un antihéros plein de blessures intimes, misanthrope et obstiné, que l'on a envie de retrouver à peine la dernière page tournée.
Kingdom of the Strong
Acclaimed crime writer Tony Cavanaugh is back with a gripping new novel featuring Australia's answer to Michael Connelly's Hieronymus Bosch - Darian Richards. Darian Richards is an ex-cop, a good one. He did whatever it took to solve a crime and stop the bad guy. Whatever it took! But after sixteen years as the head of Victoria's Homicide Squad, he'd had enough of promising victims' families he'd find the answers they needed. He had to walk away to save his sanity. Now Police Commissioner Copeland Walsh has tracked Darian down. He needs him to help clear an old case. The death of Isobel Vine. The coroner gave an open finding. An open finding that never cleared the cloud of doubt that hovered over four young cops who were present the night Isobel died. Twenty-five years later, one of those young cops is next in line to become police commissioner, so Copeland Walsh needs the case closed once and for all. In his mind there is only one man for the job. One man who would be completely independent. One man who has never bowed to political or police pressure. One man who knows how to get the job done - Darian Richards. Darian is going back to stir a hornet's nest. But once Darian is on a case he won't back off tracking down evil, no matter who he has to take down. 'Cavanaugh has created a fascinating hero who is a law unto himself. Worthy of the world stage' - West Australian 'Cavanaugh's best novel to date' - Sunday Canberra Times 'Dark and powerful, this is Cavanaugh's best novel to date' - Newcastle Herald 'This is the Cavanaugh's fourth novel, and like the others is outstanding' - Illawarra Mercury The Darian Richards Series Promise Dead Girl Sing The Soft Touch (Short Story) The Train Rider Kingdom of the Strong
Dead Girl Sing
'One of the most complex and uncompromising heroes since Harry Bosch' - Weekend Australian World-class crime writing from a brilliant Australian author. Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun. One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of schoolies and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why. Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can't walk away. He will find out why. Tony Cavanaugh is an Australian writer and producer of film and television with over thirty years' experience in the industry. Dead Girl Sing is his second book featuring former cop Darian Richards and follows on from the acclaimed crime thriller Promise. The Darian Richards Series Promise Dead Girl Sing The Soft Touch (Short Story) The Train Rider Kingdom of the Strong
The Train Rider
'Tony Cavanaugh brings new depth and dimension to crime fiction in this country' - The Weekend West One man pushed Darian Richards to the edge. The man he couldn't catch. The Train Rider. As Victoria's top homicide investigator, Darian Richards spent years catching killers. The crimes of passion, of anger, of revenge ... they were easy. It was the monsters who were hard. Someone was taking girls. At first he'd keep them a week then give them back. Darian warned that wouldn't last. It didn't. From then on, their bodies were never found. Girls kept disappearing. All they had in common was the fact they'd last been seen on a train. The ever-rising list of the vanished broke Darian. Forced him to walk away. Now, retired, watching the Noosa River flow by, the nightmares had finally stopped. Darian was never going back. Then three girls go missing from Queensland trains. Darian knows that the killer is playing him. He has a choice to make. But when the decision means a girl will die, there is no choice. He has to stop this man once and for all. Forever. Tony Cavanaugh is an Australian writer and producer of film and television. The Train Rider is his latest book featuring cop Darian Richards and follows on from the acclaimed crime thrillers Promise and Dead Girl Sing. The Darian Richards Series Promise Dead Girl Sing The Soft Touch (Short Story) The Train Rider Kingdom of the Strong
Mystery bookstore owner Kati Hirschel decides to investigate after the director of a film starring one of her old friends is found murdered in his hotel room.
By 1939, Anglo-American journalist John Russell has spent over a decade in Berlin, where his son lives with his mother. He writes human-interest pieces for British and American papers, avoiding the investigative journalism that could get him deported. But as World War II approaches, he faces having to leave his son as well as his girlfriend of several years, a beautiful German starlet. When an acquaintance from his old communist days approaches him to do some work for the Soviets, Russell is reluctant, but he is unable to resist the offer. He becomes involved in other dangerous activities, helping a Jewish family and a determined young American reporter. When the British and the Nazis notice his involvement with the Soviets, Russell is dragged into the murky world of warring intelligence services. From the Hardcover edition.
The Baltimore Boys
NOVEMBER 24, 2004 The day of the tragedy. The end of a brotherhood. The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus Goldman and his cousins Woody and Hillel. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys. The stunning new novel from the author of the global bestseller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair Translated from the French by Alison Anderson
The Georgian Feast
"Every Georgian dish is a poem."--Alexander Pushkin "If you've got Georgia on your mind, then The Georgian Feast is required reading. This superbly written book is part ethnography, part geography, and part cookbook. Ms. Goldstein describes the rugged topography and turbulent history of this region that was once a crossroad of trade between Asia and Europe. These cultural influences, along with a healthy variety of food-producing environments, have led to a rich native cuisine."--Anthony Dias Blue
In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that would have drifted off the front pages in a couple of days" becomes a storm center. Two brothers, Tom and Des Spellacy, are at the heart of this powerful novel of Irish-Catholic life in Southern California just after World War II. Played in the film version by Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro respectively, Tom is a homicide detective and Des is a priest on the rise within the Church. The murder investigation provides the background against which are played the ever changing loyalties of the two brothers. Theirs is a world of favors and fixes, power and promises, inhabited by priests and pimps, cops and contractors, boxers and jockeys and lesbian fight promoters and lawyers who know how to put the fix in. A fast-paced and often hilarious classic of contemporary fiction, True Confessions is about a crime that has no solutions, only victims. More important, it is about the complex relationship between Tom and Des Spellacy, each tainted with the guilt and hostility that separate brothers.
Wine Grapes is an indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's expertise and attention to detail plus Dr Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.