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Die Versuchung der Ratsherrentochter
Author: Petra Waldherr
Publisher: Gmeiner-Verlag
ISBN: 3839255589
Pages: 380
Year: 2017-07-05
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Die Wymphener Ratsherrentochter Anna, ehemals unschuldig wegen Mordes zum Tode verurteilt, will gemeinsam mit ihrem Gemahl Michael die erdrückende Last aus der Vergangenheit endlich hinter sich lassen. Auch an ihm haftet immer noch ein schwerwiegender Makel – seine Vergangenheit als städtischer Henker. Voller Hoffnung machen sie sich auf den Weg nach Haydelberch, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon bald wandelt sich der Wunsch nach einer besseren Zukunft zu einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod ...
Night of the Lightbringer
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780109733
Year: 2018-05-01
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A stranger murdered in a gruesome ritual. A prophetess foretelling the return of the ancient gods: the intriguing new Sister Fidelma mystery. Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'. When a strange woman known as Brancheó appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect. But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled
The Dark Monk
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547807686
Pages: 463
Year: 2012
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A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure. Original. 100,000 first printing.
River of the Sun
Author: Patricia Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755389581
Pages: 437
Year: 2011-10-27
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When Perfection Middleton catches the eye of Darcy Buchanan, all hell breaks loose. Joint heir to the vast estate of Caravale in North Queensland, Darcy's a catch all right, and far too good for a lowly housemaid. That's what his family thinks, anyway, and his brother Ben does all he can to prevent the marriage; a scheme that goes tragically wrong... Lew Cavour is very taken with Perfy, too, but he gets caught up in the gold rush and the race to stake a claim on the river of gold, as does Ben Buchanan, who is determined to buy out Perfy's share of Caravale. But their journey to the river is dogged by disease, madness and murder. Diamond, an aborigine girl, has a profound effect on all their lives. Too intelligent to be content as the menial slave to which her colour condemns her, too sophisticated to return to her tribe, she feels at odds with both worlds.
Triple Cross
Author: Mark Sullivan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312534159
Pages: 509
Year: 2010-11-02
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When the world's most exclusive country club is infiltrated and held hostage on New Year's Eve, former special agent Mickey Hennessy must rescue all the hostages inside the club, including his own children.
The Hollow Man
Author: Oliver Harris
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062136704
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-10-23
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“A twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch-perfect portrait of contemporary London, and a beguiling bastard of a hero—what a recipe for a great read.” —Val McDermid, author of The Mermaids Singing Describing London police detective Nick Belsey, hero of The Hollow Man, an enthrallingly original thriller from British crime novelist Oliver Harris—the Daily Mail declared, “He’s got to be London’s coolest cop.” Crime fiction fans are sure to agree, especially those hooked on the novels of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbø. The first book in a series of tense and twisting police procedurals, The Hollow Man starts with Belsey at rock bottom, and then embroils him in a brazen identity theft scam and possible murder that could leave him either wealthy or dead. It’s time to discover Oliver Harris, a new master of noir who’s destined to be a big man at the scene of the crime.
The Last Son's Secret
Author: Rafel Nadal Farreras
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473542251
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-06-29
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A huge international bestseller, this heartbreaking tale of a tiny Italian village during two World Wars will stay with you forever. Among the olive groves and vineyards of southern Italy, a boy and a girl are born, moments apart. Far away in the trenches of World War I, their fathers have just died. Now all the men in Vitantonio’s family have been wiped out – all twenty-one. All except him. Growing up together, war seems far away for the two children. But Vitantonio’s mother will do anything to protect her son from the curse of death that seems to hang over the family – and so she tells a lie. It is a lie that will bind Vitantonio and Giovanna, the girl who shares his birthday, together over the years. But as the clouds of another war begin to gather on the horizon, it may ultimately drive them apart...
The Evolution of Sexuality
Author: Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319093843
Pages: 280
Year: 2014-09-12
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Attraction, mating, reproduction: it is a given that as a species, human beings are concerned with sex. And whether the study compares sexual behaviors of men and women or considers the proportions between nature and nurture, most roads lead back to our distant ancestors and/or our fellow animals. The Evolution of Sexuality collects stimulating new empirical findings and theoretical concepts regarding both familiar themes and emerging areas of interest. Following earlier titles in this series, an interdisciplinary panel of contributors examines topics specific to the whys of male and female sex-related behavior, here ranging from biological bases for male same-sex attraction to the seemingly elusive purpose of the female orgasm. This vantage point between biology and psychology gives readers profound insights not just into human differences and similarities, but also why they continue to matter despite our vast understanding of culture and socialization. And intriguing dispatches from the humanities review sexual themes in classic works of literature and explore the role of parent-offspring conflict in the English Revolution of the seventeenth century. Among the topics covered: Sexual conflict and evolutionary psychology: toward a unified framework. Assortative mating, caste, and class. The functional design and phylogeny of female sexuality. Is oral sex a form of mate retention behavior? Two behavioral hypotheses for the evolution or male homosexuality in humans. Sperm competition and the evolution of human sexuality. The Evolution of Sexuality will attract evolutionary scientists across a variety of disciplines. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and researchers interested in sexuality will find it a springboard for discussion, debate, and further study.
The Last of the Bowmans
Author: J. Paul Henderson
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843442787
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-01-21
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After an absence of some seven years, Greg Bowman returns from America to find his father lying in a bamboo coffin, his estranged brother Billy stalking a woman with no feet and his seventy-nine-year-old Uncle Frank planning to rob a bank. While renovating the family house he is unexpectedly visited by the presence of his dead father and charged with the task of ‘fixing’ the family. In the course of his reluctant investigations, Greg discovers not only the secrets behind the strange behaviour of his brother and uncle but also an unsettling secret of his father’s, and one that brings him face to face with the unintended consequences of his own past. The Last of the Bowmans is the story of a family on the run from itself.
A Death at Fountains Abbey
Author: Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 1473615119
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-09-07
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'In a tale that more than matches its predecessors for pace and atmosphere, Hawkins is forced into confrontation with a psychopathic killer...hugely enjoyable' The Sunday Times 'You will burn.' Late spring, 1728. Fresh from his escape from the gallows, Thomas Hawkins has arrived in Yorkshire with his ward, Sam Fleet. But death still has a hand upon his shoulder, even in such idyllic surroundings. John Aislabie, Tom's reluctant host, is being tormented by anonymous letters threatening murder. A disgraced politician, Aislabie certainly has plenty of enemies. But, trapped in a house haunted by old tragedies, Tom begins to suspect that the danger lies much closer to home. Someone is playing a subtle and deadly game of revenge, years in the planning. And now Tom is standing in their way...
The Credit Draper
Author: J. David Simons
ISBN: 1908643838
Pages: 292
Year: 2014-09
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'The Credit Draper', an original debut novel by J. David Simons, is more than just an immigrant's story about the search for identity in an alien land - it is also a book about whisky, football and waterproof clothing.
Days of Greatness
Author: Walter Kempowski
Publisher: Harvill Secker
ISBN: 0436232901
Pages: 399
Year: 1982
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Ships, innovation and social change
Author: Jonathan Adams
Publisher: Goteborgs Universitet Acta Univ
Pages: 248
Year: 2003-09-30
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Ph.D. Dissertation. Partial Contents: Ships & boats as archaeological source material. Reading Ships. Ships as Society. From Medieval to Modern-Ships of State. Hull Structures. Spars & Rigging. Fittings. Ordnance. Guns or Barricas? Shipwrights-status & power. Carvel Building in retrospect. Maritime Material Culture. References. Glossary. Appendices.
Deliberation and Decision
Author: Anne van Aaken, Christian List
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351945491
Pages: 296
Year: 2017-03-02
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Deliberation and Decision explores ways of bridging the gap between two rival approaches to theorizing about democratic institutions: constitutional economics on the one hand and deliberative democracy on the other. The two approaches offer very different accounts of the functioning and legitimacy of democratic institutions. Although both highlight the importance of democratic consent, their accounts of such consent could hardly be more different. Constitutional economics models individuals as self-interested rational utility maximizers and uses economic efficiency criteria such as incentive compatibility for evaluating institutions. Deliberative democracy models individuals as communicating subjects capable of engaging in democratic discourse. The two approaches are disjointed not only in terms of their assumptions and methodology but also in terms of the communication - or lack thereof - between their respective communities of researchers. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the recent debate between the two approaches and makes new and original contributions to that debate.
With Our Blessing
Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1784293164
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-09-03
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THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface. It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sins of the past.

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