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Crime and Punishment

Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering i Crime and Punishment i put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature br br The poverty stricken Raskolnikov a talented student devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law since in their brilliance they think new thoughts and so contribute to society He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile cynical old pawnbroker and her sister The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters the deeply religious Sonia who has endured great suffering and Porfiry the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature Dostoevsky provides readers with a suspenseful penetrating psychological analysis that goes beyond the crime which in the course of the novel demands drastic punishment to reveal something about the human condition The more we intellectualize the more imprisoned we become


Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

b The compelling inspiring and comically sublime story of one man s coming of age set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed b br br Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of i The Daily Show i began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison Living proof of his parents indiscretion Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could at any moment steal him away Finally liberated by the end of South Africa s tyrannical white rule Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries long struggle br br i Born a Crime i is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life br br The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life and death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love


The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Book two of the dazzling Winner s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love br br The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria s crown prince means one celebration after another But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making As the wedding approaches she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement if she could only trust him Yet can she even trust herself For unknown to Arin Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit an anonymous spy passing information to Herran and close to uncovering a shocking secret br br As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country s freedom he can t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows In the end it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open but the truth And when that happens Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them


Crime

Welsh s sizzling new novel b Crime b is a thrilling journey into the bright glamour of the Sunshine State and br a seething underworld of utter darkness br br Now bereft of both youth and ambition Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is recovering from a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse and a particularly horrifying child sex murder case back in Edinburgh On vacation in Florida his fianc e Trudi is only interested in planning their forthcoming wedding and a bitter argument sees a deranged Lennox cast adrift in strip mall Florida In a seedy bar Lennox meets two women ending up at their apartment for a coke binge which is interrupted by two menacing strangers After the ensuing brawl Lennox finds himself alone with Tianna the terrified ten year old daughter of one of the women and a sheet of instructions that make him responsible for her immediate safety br br Lennox takes the girl to an exclusive marina on the Gulf coast and quickly suspects that he has stumbled into a hornet s nest a gang or organized paedophiles every bit as threatening as the monster that haunted him back in Edinburgh His priority is to protect the abused girl but can the edgy Lennox trust his own instincts And can he negotiate her inappropriate sexuality as well as his own mental fragility br br In b Crime b Welsh has written a shocking and gripping story about the corruption and abuse of the human soul and the possibilities of redemption


The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1)

It s Easter in Reading a bad time for eggs Ovoid D class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III is found shattered to death Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary are on the case and before long find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross border money laundering beanstalks titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody br br It s Easter in Reading a bad time for eggs and no one can remember the last sunny day Ovoid D class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III minor baronet ex convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town All the evidence points to his ex wife who has conveniently shot herself br br But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr Wolff Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross border money laundering bullion smuggling problems with beanstalks titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody br br And on top of all that the JellyMan is coming to town


The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)

The Gingerbreadman psychopath sadist genius convicted murderer and cookie is loose in the streets of Reading But Jack Sprat doesn t get the case He and Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons because of Jack s poor judgment involving the poisoning of Mr Bun the baker Missing Persons looks like a boring assignment until a chance encounter at the oddly familiar Deja Vu Hotel leads the pair into the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta Goldy Hatchett star reporter for The Daily Mole The last witnesses to see her alive were the three bears comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen s Wood But all is not as it seems How could the bears porridge be at such disparate temperatures when it was poured at the same time Was there a fourth bear And if there was who was he and why did he try to disguise Goldy s death as a freak accident


The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime #13)

En una isla de las costas de Maine un hombre es encontrado muerto No hay identificaci n de su cuerpo Solo el esforzado trabajo de un par de periodistas locales y de un graduado en medicina forense logra descubrir algunas pistas para despu s de un a o saber quien es el muerto Pero es aqu donde comienza el misterio Porque cuanto mas descubren del hombre y de las extra as circunstancias de su muerte menos comprenden Se trata de un crimen imposible O algo aun mas extra o br Con ecos de El halc n malt s de Dashiell Hammet y de la obra de Graham Green Stephen King presenta un relato sorprendente y conmovedor cuyo tema es nada menos que la naturaleza del propio misterio


Accordion Crimes

Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion br br E Annie Proulx s i Accordion Crimes i is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans Poles Africans Irish Scots Franco Canadians and many others all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion The music they make is their last link with the past voice for their fantasies sorrows and exuberance Proulx s prodigious knowledge unforgettable characters and radiant language make i Accordion Crimes i a stunning novel exhilarating in its scope and originality


The Silent Girls (Canaan Crime #2)

With the dead of a bitter Vermont winter closing in evil is alive and well br br Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective s badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace br br Soon Rath s investigation brings him face to face with the darkest abominations of the human soul br br With the consequences of his violent and painful past plaguing him and young women with secrets vanishing one by one he discovers once again that even in the smallest towns on the map evil lurks everywhere and no one is safe br br Morally complex seething with wickedness and mystery and rich in gritty atmosphere and electrifying plot turns The Silent Girls marks the return of critically acclaimed author Eric Rickstad Readers of Ian Rankin Jo Nesb and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary ambitious and unforgettable story


Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence #2)

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure so when they were asked to take over Blunt s International Detective Agency they leapt at the chance After their triumphant recovery of a pink pearl intriguing cases kept on coming their way a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers and even a box of poisoned chocolates


Crime Beat

Before he became a novelist Michael Connelly was a crime reporter covering homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles Here are reproduced narratives of these articles from initial accusation along path of prosecution Divided in three sections Cops Killers and Cases


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time The Trailside Killer in San Francisco the Atlanta Child murderer He has confronted interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins including Charles Manson Richard Speck John Wayne Gacy and James Earl Ray for a landmark study to understand their motives To get inside their minds He is Special Agent John Douglas the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris s thrillers i Red Dragon i and i The Silence of the Lambs i and the man who ushered in a new age in behavorial science and criminal profiling Recently retired after twenty five years of service John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story


Crimes of the Heart

This drama in three acts won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in Set in a small Mississippi town the play examines the lives of three quirky sisters who have gathered back home During the course of the week the sisters unearth grudges criticize each other reminisce about their family life and attempt to understand their mother s suicide years earlier


Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm, #4)

Sabrina and Daphne s adventures continue in their hometown of New York City as they bring Puck to Faerie to cure the wounds With the help of Granny Relda the girls must figure out who killed Puck s father King Oberon while navigating the warring factions of Everafters that make their homes in every neighbourhood of New York City


How to Lead a Life of Crime

A meth dealer A prostitute A serial killer br br Anywhere else they d be vermin At the Mandel Academy they re called prodigies The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate The rest disappear br br Flick a teenage pickpocket has risen to the top of his class But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick s old flame They ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy Will they find a way to save each other or will the school destroy them both


Stealing Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #1)

WHAT IF YOU CAN ENTER A MADMAN S CRUEL MIND AS HE PLANS HIS VICIOUS CRIMES WHAT IF YOU CAN SEE THE TERRIFIED FACE OF HIS PREY AS HE MOVES IN FOR THE KILL BUT YOU CAN T STOP HIS FRENZY ONCE HE STRIKES br br Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L A police catch killers until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind But Cassie s abilities know few boundaries And she s become certain as no one else can be that a murderer is stalking Ryan s Bluff br br It s his fury that Cassie senses first then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement Yet she doesn t know who he is or where he will strike The sheriff won t even listen to her until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted Now a suspect herself she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows by entering his twisted mind Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty because if he senses her within him he ll trap her there so deep she ll never find her way out


Blood Orchids (Lei Crime, #1)

Hawaii is palm trees black sand and blue water but for policewoman Lei Texeira there s a dark side to paradise br br Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers one of whom she d recently busted With its echoes of her own past the murdered girl s harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply She becomes obsessed even as the killer is drawn to Lei s intensity feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity br br Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she s being stalked Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time Steaming volcanoes black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei s quest for answers and the stalker is closer than she can imagine as threads of the past tangle in her future Lei is determined to find the killer but he knows where to find her first


Crime of Privilege

In the tradition of Scott Turow William Landay and Nelson DeMille Crime of Privilege is a stunning thriller about power corruption and the law in America and the dangerous ways they come together br A murder on Cape Cod A rape in Palm Beach br All they have in common is the presence of one of America s most beloved and influential families But nobody is asking questions Not the police Not the prosecutors And certainly not George Becket a young lawyer toiling away in the basement of the Cape amp Islands district attorney s office George has always lived at the edge of power He wasn t born to privilege but he understands how it works and has benefitted from it in ways he doesn t like to admit Now an investigation brings him deep inside the world of the truly wealthy and shows him what a perilous place it is br Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club and no one has ever been charged Cornered by the victim s father George can t explain why certain leads were never explored leads that point in the direction of a single family and he agrees to look into it br What begins as a search through the highly stratified layers of Cape Cod society soon has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii Costa Rica to France to New York City But everywhere he goes he discovers people like himself people with more secrets than answers people haunted by a decision years past to trade silence for protection from life s sharp edges George finds his friends are not necessarily still friends and a spouse can be unfaithful in more ways than one And despite threats at every turn he is driven to reconstruct the victim s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption br Advance praise for Crime of Privilege br Fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow especially will love this engrossing story of murder involving high society The author s wit dry and cutting is razor sharp and somewhat reminiscent of Nelson DeMille s John Corey Crime of Privilege qualifies as a tale of moral redemption a legal thriller and a murder mystery cloaked in pure enjoyment Bookreporter br A slick satisfying conspiracy novel where revenge tastes best served with a highball Milwaukee Journal Sentinel br Crime of Privilege is a privilege to read An engaging very well paced novel exciting and unpredictable Examiner com br Walter Walker s Crime of Privilege is a terrifically entertaining race of a read that also effortlessly manages to be jam packed with intelligence insight morality and heart Top notch and highly recommended New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart br Walter Walker combines an experienced attorney s sense of our flawed criminal justice system with a natural storyteller s gift Crime of Privilege is a twisting engrossing irresistible detective story William Landay author of Defending Jacob From the Hardcover edition


A Crime in the Neighborhood

div An auspicious debut novel by a young writer who will remind readers of Anne Lamott and Anne Tyler br br Crime in the Neighborhood centers on a headline event the molestation and murder of a twelve year old boy in a Washington D C suburb At the time of the murder Marsha was nine years old and as an adult she still remembers that summer as a time when murder and her own family s upheaval were intertwined Everyone it seemed to Marsha at the time was committing crimes Her father deserted his family to take up with her mother s younger sister Her teenage brother and sister were smoking and shoplifting and her mother was flirting with Mr Green the new next door neighbor Even the president of the United States seemed to be a crook But it is Marsha s own suspicions about who committed this crime that has the town up in arms and reveals what happens when fear runs wild br div


Cu sânge rece: O relatare fidelă a unei crime multiple şi a urmărilor ei

b Cartea prezinta intr un stil elegant si bine calibrat o crima multipla ce a facut furori in ziarele de la sfirsitul anului patru membri ai unei familii prospere din Kansas au fost asasinati in casa lor de doi escroci marunti in cautarea unui seif inexistent b br br Capote reconsti tuie minutios ultima zi din viata victimelor trecutul si psihologia complicata a criminalilor peripetiile si trans formarile subtile prin care trec acestia dupa savirsirea crimei si pina cind sint prinsi judecati si executati Capote patrunde cit se poate de adinc in mintea prota gonistilor sai dezvaluindu le motivatiile angoasele si iluziile fara sa si exprime direct nici o pozitie morala fata de criminali sau condamnarea lor la moarte Autorul isi mascheaza prezenta prin adoptarea unei priviri ce analizeaza totul cu acelasi interes construind un hibrid curios roman realist cu o structura perfect echilibrata si reportaj ultrastilat imaginativ in acelasi timp


The Crime of Father Amaro

E a de Queirs s novel is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal during a period before and after the Paris Commune br br Young virile Father Amaro arrives in Leira and is taken in as a lodger by S o Joaneira Her budding devout dewy lipped daughter Am lia is soon lusted after by the young priest What ensues is a secret love affair amidst a host of compelling minor characters Canon Dias a priest glutton and Sao Joaneira s lover Dona Maria da Assuncao a wealthy widow with a roomful of religious relics agog at any hint of sex Joao Eduardo repressed atheist free thinker and suitor to Amelia Eca s incisive critique flies like a shattering mirror jabbing everything from the hypocrisy of a rich and powerful Church to the provincialism of Portuguese society of the time br Haunting The Crime of Father Amaro is the ghost of a forgotten religion of tolerance wisdom and equality Margaret Jull Costa has rendered an exquisite translation and provides an informative introduction to a story that truly spans all ages The Crime of Father Amaro inspired a series of magnificent paintings by the Portuguese artist Paula Rego one of which graces the cover of this edition The novel was also made into a controversial film El Crimen del Padre Amaro by Mexican director Carlos Carrera in BOOK JACKET


High Crimes

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Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles, #1)

It s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun a sword and no idea of who he was or how he got there His only clue a piece of paper with his name on it Since then he s discovered he s a powerful sorcerer and has used his abilities to work as a thief for hire But he s never stopped hunting for his true identity and those who erased his memory have never stopped hunting for him When the barrier holding his past captive begins to crumble Nathan swears to protect a young girl who is key to his enemy s plans But with his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about becoming a target for their wrath Nathan is forced to choose between the life he s built for himself and the one buried deep inside him br br Crimes Against Magic is an Urban Fantasy set in modern day London with Historical flashbacks to early fifteenth century France It s book one of the Hellequin Chronicles a series about Nathan Nate Garrett a centuries old sorcerer


Perfect Crime

Short mystery A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time br She commits the Perfect Crime and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend living off her dead husband s generous life insurance policy br Until her doorbell rings one night


Capital Crimes

Internationally bestselling husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up for a powerful one two punch with i Capital Crimes i a gripping pair of original crime thrillers br br MY SISTER S KEEPER BERKELEY br Some of progressive state representative Davida Grayson s views have made her unpopular Although her foes are numerous no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force br But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davida s complex before the killer pulls off a repeat performance br br MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN NASHVILLE br Baker Southerby was a child prodigy performer But something leads him to become a Nashville cop His partner Lamar Van Gundy is a would be studio bassist who earned himself a detective s badge As part of Nashville PD s elite Murder Squad they catch a homicide that s high profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine br i Capital Crimes i is page turning psychologically resonant suspense just what we ve come to expect from two of the world s most successful crime writers br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Whisper of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #5)

Someone is stalking the little town of Silence br br Three victims have fallen to a killer s savage vengeance Each of the dead men was a successful and respected member of the community yet each also harbored a dark secret discovered only after his murder Were their deaths the ultimate punishment for those secrets Or something even more sinister br br Nell Gallagher has come home to Silence more than a decade after leaving one dark night with her own painful secrets Forced now by family duty to return she has also come home to settle with the past But past and present tangle in a murderer s vicious attacks and to find the answers she needs Nell must call on the psychic skills that drove her away years before She must risk her own life and sanity and regain the trust of the man she left behind so long ago br br For the killer she seeks is seeking her watching her every move preying upon her every vulnerability and already so close she ll never see death coming


Artemis Fowl: O Menino Prodígio do Crime (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Artemis o nico herdeiro do cl Fowl uma lend ria fam lia de personagens do submundo c lebres na arte da trapa a O garoto imagina um plano para recuperar a fortuna de sua fam lia ap s o desaparecimento misterioso de seu pai Seu plano poderia derrubar civiliza es e mergulhar o planeta numa guerra entre esp cies br br O garoto come a a p r seu plano em pr tica em Ho Chi Minh a calorenta capital do Vietn em pleno s culo XXI L aliando tecnologia de ponta a seus dons criminosos ele chantageia uma fada decadente para roubar seu Livro objeto que permitir desvendar os segredos do Povo das Fadas e descobrir onde esse povo guarda uma enorme reserva de ouro O nico problema que o Livro est em gnom s o idioma das fadas um alfabeto ancestral jamais decifrado por um humano De volta sua segura mans o na Irlanda ele trabalha freneticamente com a ajuda de seu superpotente computador at conseguir desvendar o c digo e traduzir o texto Mas isso s o in cio br br Em um lance ousado Artemis sequestra uma das criaturas do Povo das Fadas para assegurar o sucesso de seu plano O que ele n o esperava era se deparar com a capit Holly Short uma elfo valente e irritada da LEPrecon a unidade de elite da pol cia das fadas Resultado em pouco tempo Artemis se v em meio a um ex rcito de fadas gnomos duendes elfos e trolls com armas muito mais avan adas que as dos humanos Artemis est confiante que pode venc los quando bem entender mas eles pararam de jogar conforme as regras


Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn, #6)

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Blood Ties (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #12)

A series of grisly murders has left a trail of blood across three states bringing the Special Crimes Unit to a small Tennessee town There two more brutal killings lure Noah Bishop and the SCU into what may be the ultimate trap and lead Special Agent Hollis Templeton into a dangerous attraction and a serial murder investigation that turns very very personal In her time with the SCU Hollis has shown an uncanny ability to survive even the deadliest attacks But what she can t know is that this killer intends to destroy the team from within As the body count climbs and Bishop and his agents race to uncover the true identity of their enemy not even their special senses can warn them just how bloody and how terrifyingly close the truth will be


Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #10)

THIS KILLER DREAMS IN SHADES OF DEATH br br He s the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most A killer without boundaries without conscience without any fear of being caught And his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe the daughter of a powerful U S senator br br Now with the national media calling for justice and a grief stricken father seeking vengeance Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit find themselves in a unique situation This time even psychic cops aren t enough to stop evil Aid comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers Operating outside of any government oversight without sanction or official authority they are comprised of a membership every bit as talented and eccentric as Bishop s SCU if not more so And that is no coincidence For Bishop helped launch this organization barely two years before br br Dani Justice knows all about monsters They haunt her nightmares and her life But she never expected to find herself doggedly on the trail of a real flesh and blood predator so cunning he s eluded the best law enforcement could send up against him so deadly he doesn t hesitate to kill even a senator s daughter Or a cop br br Dani doesn t want to hunt this killer She doesn t want to risk the life she s made for herself or her hard won peace But she doesn t have a choice Because his bloody rampage has hit far too close to home Because Dani alone commands a weapon powerful enough to destroy him br And because Dani knows something even Bishop doesn t Dani knows how the hunt ends It ends in fire And blood And death br br What she doesn t know is who will survive


Crime and Punishment

Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering i Crime and Punishment i put Dostoevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature br br The poverty stricken Raskolnikov a talented student devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law since in their brilliance they think new thoughts and so contribute to society He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile cynical old pawnbroker and her sister The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters the deeply religious Sonia who has endured great suffering and Porfiry the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature Dostoevsky provides readers with a suspenseful penetrating psychological analysis that goes beyond the crime which in the course of the novel demands drastic punishment to reveal something about the human condition The more we intellectualize the more imprisoned we become


Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

b The compelling inspiring and comically sublime story of one man s coming of age set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed b br br Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of i The Daily Show i began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison Living proof of his parents indiscretion Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could at any moment steal him away Finally liberated by the end of South Africa s tyrannical white rule Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries long struggle br br i Born a Crime i is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life br br The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life and death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love


The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Book two of the dazzling Winner s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love br br The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria s crown prince means one celebration after another But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making As the wedding approaches she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement if she could only trust him Yet can she even trust herself For unknown to Arin Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit an anonymous spy passing information to Herran and close to uncovering a shocking secret br br As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country s freedom he can t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows In the end it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open but the truth And when that happens Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them


Crime

Welsh s sizzling new novel b Crime b is a thrilling journey into the bright glamour of the Sunshine State and br a seething underworld of utter darkness br br Now bereft of both youth and ambition Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is recovering from a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse and a particularly horrifying child sex murder case back in Edinburgh On vacation in Florida his fianc e Trudi is only interested in planning their forthcoming wedding and a bitter argument sees a deranged Lennox cast adrift in strip mall Florida In a seedy bar Lennox meets two women ending up at their apartment for a coke binge which is interrupted by two menacing strangers After the ensuing brawl Lennox finds himself alone with Tianna the terrified ten year old daughter of one of the women and a sheet of instructions that make him responsible for her immediate safety br br Lennox takes the girl to an exclusive marina on the Gulf coast and quickly suspects that he has stumbled into a hornet s nest a gang or organized paedophiles every bit as threatening as the monster that haunted him back in Edinburgh His priority is to protect the abused girl but can the edgy Lennox trust his own instincts And can he negotiate her inappropriate sexuality as well as his own mental fragility br br In b Crime b Welsh has written a shocking and gripping story about the corruption and abuse of the human soul and the possibilities of redemption


The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1)

It s Easter in Reading a bad time for eggs Ovoid D class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III is found shattered to death Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary are on the case and before long find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross border money laundering beanstalks titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody br br It s Easter in Reading a bad time for eggs and no one can remember the last sunny day Ovoid D class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III minor baronet ex convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town All the evidence points to his ex wife who has conveniently shot herself br br But Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant Mary Mary remain unconvinced a sentiment not shared with their superiors at the Reading Police Department who are still smarting over their failure to convict the Three Pigs of murdering Mr Wolff Before long Jack and Mary find themselves grappling with a sinister plot involving cross border money laundering bullion smuggling problems with beanstalks titans seeking asylum and the cut and thrust world of international chiropody br br And on top of all that the JellyMan is coming to town


The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)

The Gingerbreadman psychopath sadist genius convicted murderer and cookie is loose in the streets of Reading But Jack Sprat doesn t get the case He and Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons because of Jack s poor judgment involving the poisoning of Mr Bun the baker Missing Persons looks like a boring assignment until a chance encounter at the oddly familiar Deja Vu Hotel leads the pair into the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta Goldy Hatchett star reporter for The Daily Mole The last witnesses to see her alive were the three bears comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen s Wood But all is not as it seems How could the bears porridge be at such disparate temperatures when it was poured at the same time Was there a fourth bear And if there was who was he and why did he try to disguise Goldy s death as a freak accident


The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime #13)

En una isla de las costas de Maine un hombre es encontrado muerto No hay identificaci n de su cuerpo Solo el esforzado trabajo de un par de periodistas locales y de un graduado en medicina forense logra descubrir algunas pistas para despu s de un a o saber quien es el muerto Pero es aqu donde comienza el misterio Porque cuanto mas descubren del hombre y de las extra as circunstancias de su muerte menos comprenden Se trata de un crimen imposible O algo aun mas extra o br Con ecos de El halc n malt s de Dashiell Hammet y de la obra de Graham Green Stephen King presenta un relato sorprendente y conmovedor cuyo tema es nada menos que la naturaleza del propio misterio


Accordion Crimes

Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion br br E Annie Proulx s i Accordion Crimes i is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans Poles Africans Irish Scots Franco Canadians and many others all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion The music they make is their last link with the past voice for their fantasies sorrows and exuberance Proulx s prodigious knowledge unforgettable characters and radiant language make i Accordion Crimes i a stunning novel exhilarating in its scope and originality


The Silent Girls (Canaan Crime #2)

With the dead of a bitter Vermont winter closing in evil is alive and well br br Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective s badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace br br Soon Rath s investigation brings him face to face with the darkest abominations of the human soul br br With the consequences of his violent and painful past plaguing him and young women with secrets vanishing one by one he discovers once again that even in the smallest towns on the map evil lurks everywhere and no one is safe br br Morally complex seething with wickedness and mystery and rich in gritty atmosphere and electrifying plot turns The Silent Girls marks the return of critically acclaimed author Eric Rickstad Readers of Ian Rankin Jo Nesb and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary ambitious and unforgettable story


Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence #2)

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were restless for adventure so when they were asked to take over Blunt s International Detective Agency they leapt at the chance After their triumphant recovery of a pink pearl intriguing cases kept on coming their way a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers and even a box of poisoned chocolates


Crime Beat

Before he became a novelist Michael Connelly was a crime reporter covering homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles Here are reproduced narratives of these articles from initial accusation along path of prosecution Divided in three sections Cops Killers and Cases


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time The Trailside Killer in San Francisco the Atlanta Child murderer He has confronted interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins including Charles Manson Richard Speck John Wayne Gacy and James Earl Ray for a landmark study to understand their motives To get inside their minds He is Special Agent John Douglas the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris s thrillers i Red Dragon i and i The Silence of the Lambs i and the man who ushered in a new age in behavorial science and criminal profiling Recently retired after twenty five years of service John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story


Crimes of the Heart

This drama in three acts won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in Set in a small Mississippi town the play examines the lives of three quirky sisters who have gathered back home During the course of the week the sisters unearth grudges criticize each other reminisce about their family life and attempt to understand their mother s suicide years earlier


Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm, #4)

Sabrina and Daphne s adventures continue in their hometown of New York City as they bring Puck to Faerie to cure the wounds With the help of Granny Relda the girls must figure out who killed Puck s father King Oberon while navigating the warring factions of Everafters that make their homes in every neighbourhood of New York City


How to Lead a Life of Crime

A meth dealer A prostitute A serial killer br br Anywhere else they d be vermin At the Mandel Academy they re called prodigies The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate The rest disappear br br Flick a teenage pickpocket has risen to the top of his class But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick s old flame They ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy Will they find a way to save each other or will the school destroy them both


Stealing Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #1)

WHAT IF YOU CAN ENTER A MADMAN S CRUEL MIND AS HE PLANS HIS VICIOUS CRIMES WHAT IF YOU CAN SEE THE TERRIFIED FACE OF HIS PREY AS HE MOVES IN FOR THE KILL BUT YOU CAN T STOP HIS FRENZY ONCE HE STRIKES br br Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L A police catch killers until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind But Cassie s abilities know few boundaries And she s become certain as no one else can be that a murderer is stalking Ryan s Bluff br br It s his fury that Cassie senses first then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement Yet she doesn t know who he is or where he will strike The sheriff won t even listen to her until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted Now a suspect herself she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows by entering his twisted mind Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty because if he senses her within him he ll trap her there so deep she ll never find her way out


Blood Orchids (Lei Crime, #1)

Hawaii is palm trees black sand and blue water but for policewoman Lei Texeira there s a dark side to paradise br br Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers one of whom she d recently busted With its echoes of her own past the murdered girl s harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply She becomes obsessed even as the killer is drawn to Lei s intensity feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity br br Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she s being stalked Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time Steaming volcanoes black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei s quest for answers and the stalker is closer than she can imagine as threads of the past tangle in her future Lei is determined to find the killer but he knows where to find her first


Crime of Privilege

In the tradition of Scott Turow William Landay and Nelson DeMille Crime of Privilege is a stunning thriller about power corruption and the law in America and the dangerous ways they come together br A murder on Cape Cod A rape in Palm Beach br All they have in common is the presence of one of America s most beloved and influential families But nobody is asking questions Not the police Not the prosecutors And certainly not George Becket a young lawyer toiling away in the basement of the Cape amp Islands district attorney s office George has always lived at the edge of power He wasn t born to privilege but he understands how it works and has benefitted from it in ways he doesn t like to admit Now an investigation brings him deep inside the world of the truly wealthy and shows him what a perilous place it is br Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club and no one has ever been charged Cornered by the victim s father George can t explain why certain leads were never explored leads that point in the direction of a single family and he agrees to look into it br What begins as a search through the highly stratified layers of Cape Cod society soon has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii Costa Rica to France to New York City But everywhere he goes he discovers people like himself people with more secrets than answers people haunted by a decision years past to trade silence for protection from life s sharp edges George finds his friends are not necessarily still friends and a spouse can be unfaithful in more ways than one And despite threats at every turn he is driven to reconstruct the victim s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption br Advance praise for Crime of Privilege br Fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow especially will love this engrossing story of murder involving high society The author s wit dry and cutting is razor sharp and somewhat reminiscent of Nelson DeMille s John Corey Crime of Privilege qualifies as a tale of moral redemption a legal thriller and a murder mystery cloaked in pure enjoyment Bookreporter br A slick satisfying conspiracy novel where revenge tastes best served with a highball Milwaukee Journal Sentinel br Crime of Privilege is a privilege to read An engaging very well paced novel exciting and unpredictable Examiner com br Walter Walker s Crime of Privilege is a terrifically entertaining race of a read that also effortlessly manages to be jam packed with intelligence insight morality and heart Top notch and highly recommended New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart br Walter Walker combines an experienced attorney s sense of our flawed criminal justice system with a natural storyteller s gift Crime of Privilege is a twisting engrossing irresistible detective story William Landay author of Defending Jacob From the Hardcover edition


A Crime in the Neighborhood

div An auspicious debut novel by a young writer who will remind readers of Anne Lamott and Anne Tyler br br Crime in the Neighborhood centers on a headline event the molestation and murder of a twelve year old boy in a Washington D C suburb At the time of the murder Marsha was nine years old and as an adult she still remembers that summer as a time when murder and her own family s upheaval were intertwined Everyone it seemed to Marsha at the time was committing crimes Her father deserted his family to take up with her mother s younger sister Her teenage brother and sister were smoking and shoplifting and her mother was flirting with Mr Green the new next door neighbor Even the president of the United States seemed to be a crook But it is Marsha s own suspicions about who committed this crime that has the town up in arms and reveals what happens when fear runs wild br div


Cu sânge rece: O relatare fidelă a unei crime multiple şi a urmărilor ei

b Cartea prezinta intr un stil elegant si bine calibrat o crima multipla ce a facut furori in ziarele de la sfirsitul anului patru membri ai unei familii prospere din Kansas au fost asasinati in casa lor de doi escroci marunti in cautarea unui seif inexistent b br br Capote reconsti tuie minutios ultima zi din viata victimelor trecutul si psihologia complicata a criminalilor peripetiile si trans formarile subtile prin care trec acestia dupa savirsirea crimei si pina cind sint prinsi judecati si executati Capote patrunde cit se poate de adinc in mintea prota gonistilor sai dezvaluindu le motivatiile angoasele si iluziile fara sa si exprime direct nici o pozitie morala fata de criminali sau condamnarea lor la moarte Autorul isi mascheaza prezenta prin adoptarea unei priviri ce analizeaza totul cu acelasi interes construind un hibrid curios roman realist cu o structura perfect echilibrata si reportaj ultrastilat imaginativ in acelasi timp


The Crime of Father Amaro

E a de Queirs s novel is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal during a period before and after the Paris Commune br br Young virile Father Amaro arrives in Leira and is taken in as a lodger by S o Joaneira Her budding devout dewy lipped daughter Am lia is soon lusted after by the young priest What ensues is a secret love affair amidst a host of compelling minor characters Canon Dias a priest glutton and Sao Joaneira s lover Dona Maria da Assuncao a wealthy widow with a roomful of religious relics agog at any hint of sex Joao Eduardo repressed atheist free thinker and suitor to Amelia Eca s incisive critique flies like a shattering mirror jabbing everything from the hypocrisy of a rich and powerful Church to the provincialism of Portuguese society of the time br Haunting The Crime of Father Amaro is the ghost of a forgotten religion of tolerance wisdom and equality Margaret Jull Costa has rendered an exquisite translation and provides an informative introduction to a story that truly spans all ages The Crime of Father Amaro inspired a series of magnificent paintings by the Portuguese artist Paula Rego one of which graces the cover of this edition The novel was also made into a controversial film El Crimen del Padre Amaro by Mexican director Carlos Carrera in BOOK JACKET


High Crimes

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Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles, #1)

It s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun a sword and no idea of who he was or how he got there His only clue a piece of paper with his name on it Since then he s discovered he s a powerful sorcerer and has used his abilities to work as a thief for hire But he s never stopped hunting for his true identity and those who erased his memory have never stopped hunting for him When the barrier holding his past captive begins to crumble Nathan swears to protect a young girl who is key to his enemy s plans But with his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about becoming a target for their wrath Nathan is forced to choose between the life he s built for himself and the one buried deep inside him br br Crimes Against Magic is an Urban Fantasy set in modern day London with Historical flashbacks to early fifteenth century France It s book one of the Hellequin Chronicles a series about Nathan Nate Garrett a centuries old sorcerer


Perfect Crime

Short mystery A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time br She commits the Perfect Crime and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend living off her dead husband s generous life insurance policy br Until her doorbell rings one night


Capital Crimes

Internationally bestselling husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up for a powerful one two punch with i Capital Crimes i a gripping pair of original crime thrillers br br MY SISTER S KEEPER BERKELEY br Some of progressive state representative Davida Grayson s views have made her unpopular Although her foes are numerous no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force br But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davida s complex before the killer pulls off a repeat performance br br MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN NASHVILLE br Baker Southerby was a child prodigy performer But something leads him to become a Nashville cop His partner Lamar Van Gundy is a would be studio bassist who earned himself a detective s badge As part of Nashville PD s elite Murder Squad they catch a homicide that s high profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine br i Capital Crimes i is page turning psychologically resonant suspense just what we ve come to expect from two of the world s most successful crime writers br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Whisper of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #5)

Someone is stalking the little town of Silence br br Three victims have fallen to a killer s savage vengeance Each of the dead men was a successful and respected member of the community yet each also harbored a dark secret discovered only after his murder Were their deaths the ultimate punishment for those secrets Or something even more sinister br br Nell Gallagher has come home to Silence more than a decade after leaving one dark night with her own painful secrets Forced now by family duty to return she has also come home to settle with the past But past and present tangle in a murderer s vicious attacks and to find the answers she needs Nell must call on the psychic skills that drove her away years before She must risk her own life and sanity and regain the trust of the man she left behind so long ago br br For the killer she seeks is seeking her watching her every move preying upon her every vulnerability and already so close she ll never see death coming


Artemis Fowl: O Menino Prodígio do Crime (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Artemis o nico herdeiro do cl Fowl uma lend ria fam lia de personagens do submundo c lebres na arte da trapa a O garoto imagina um plano para recuperar a fortuna de sua fam lia ap s o desaparecimento misterioso de seu pai Seu plano poderia derrubar civiliza es e mergulhar o planeta numa guerra entre esp cies br br O garoto come a a p r seu plano em pr tica em Ho Chi Minh a calorenta capital do Vietn em pleno s culo XXI L aliando tecnologia de ponta a seus dons criminosos ele chantageia uma fada decadente para roubar seu Livro objeto que permitir desvendar os segredos do Povo das Fadas e descobrir onde esse povo guarda uma enorme reserva de ouro O nico problema que o Livro est em gnom s o idioma das fadas um alfabeto ancestral jamais decifrado por um humano De volta sua segura mans o na Irlanda ele trabalha freneticamente com a ajuda de seu superpotente computador at conseguir desvendar o c digo e traduzir o texto Mas isso s o in cio br br Em um lance ousado Artemis sequestra uma das criaturas do Povo das Fadas para assegurar o sucesso de seu plano O que ele n o esperava era se deparar com a capit Holly Short uma elfo valente e irritada da LEPrecon a unidade de elite da pol cia das fadas Resultado em pouco tempo Artemis se v em meio a um ex rcito de fadas gnomos duendes elfos e trolls com armas muito mais avan adas que as dos humanos Artemis est confiante que pode venc los quando bem entender mas eles pararam de jogar conforme as regras


Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn, #6)

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Blood Ties (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #12)

A series of grisly murders has left a trail of blood across three states bringing the Special Crimes Unit to a small Tennessee town There two more brutal killings lure Noah Bishop and the SCU into what may be the ultimate trap and lead Special Agent Hollis Templeton into a dangerous attraction and a serial murder investigation that turns very very personal In her time with the SCU Hollis has shown an uncanny ability to survive even the deadliest attacks But what she can t know is that this killer intends to destroy the team from within As the body count climbs and Bishop and his agents race to uncover the true identity of their enemy not even their special senses can warn them just how bloody and how terrifyingly close the truth will be


Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #10)

THIS KILLER DREAMS IN SHADES OF DEATH br br He s the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most A killer without boundaries without conscience without any fear of being caught And his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe the daughter of a powerful U S senator br br Now with the national media calling for justice and a grief stricken father seeking vengeance Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit find themselves in a unique situation This time even psychic cops aren t enough to stop evil Aid comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers Operating outside of any government oversight without sanction or official authority they are comprised of a membership every bit as talented and eccentric as Bishop s SCU if not more so And that is no coincidence For Bishop helped launch this organization barely two years before br br Dani Justice knows all about monsters They haunt her nightmares and her life But she never expected to find herself doggedly on the trail of a real flesh and blood predator so cunning he s eluded the best law enforcement could send up against him so deadly he doesn t hesitate to kill even a senator s daughter Or a cop br br Dani doesn t want to hunt this killer She doesn t want to risk the life she s made for herself or her hard won peace But she doesn t have a choice Because his bloody rampage has hit far too close to home Because Dani alone commands a weapon powerful enough to destroy him br And because Dani knows something even Bishop doesn t Dani knows how the hunt ends It ends in fire And blood And death br br What she doesn t know is who will survive