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Download PDF by Tom Hillenbrand,Merel Leene: De koffiedief (Dutch Edition)

By Tom Hillenbrand,Merel Leene

Een historische avonturenroman die zich afspeelt in het Europa van de zeventiende eeuw, voor de lezers van Edward Rutherfurd

1683. Heel Europa is in de ban van koffie. Maar het is verschrikkelijk kostbaar: het Ottomaanse Rijk heeft het monopolie op de productie en distributie van koffiebonen. Op het smokkelen van koffie staat de doodstraf, maar een jonge Engelsman, Obediah Chalon, is bereid om zijn leven op het spel te zetten.

Obediah used to be een tijdlang succesvol op de Londense beurs, maar zijn laatste zaak is spectaculair ten onder gegaan. Nu is hij bijna bankroet en heeft hij niets te verliezen. Hij vlucht naar Amsterdam en wordt gerekruteerd door de Nederlandse Oost-Indische Compagnie; met een staff van internationale geleerden zal hij het geheim van de koffie proberen te veroveren. Even lijkt alles als gepland te gaan, maar dan loopt het mis…

De pers over De koffiedief

‘Fantastische personages en verrassende verhaallijnen: een meeslepende roman!’

‘Tom Hillenbrand heeft met De koffiedief een prachtige, bruisende historische roman geschreven. Een groot leesplezier.’ Stern

‘Een vlot verteld en virtuoos geschreven avontuur.’ Münchner Feuilleton

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Download e-book for iPad: The Mannequin Makers by Craig Cliff

By Craig Cliff

From the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize top First booklet, this strikingly unique novel is at turns a gothic story of a father's obsession, a castaway tale worthwhile of a Boy's Own experience and a thorny remembrance of earlier tragedies."The pores and skin used to be tender and brilliant as porcelain, yet seemed to provide to touch. What demeanour of wooden had he used? What instruments to certain such aspect? What paints, tints or stains to flush her with life?"So wonders the window cloth wardrobe Colton Kemp whilst he sees the 1st model of his new rival, a guy the population of Marumaru easily name The wood worker. Rocked through the unexpected loss of life of his spouse and encouraged through a vacationing vaudeville corporation, Kemp makes a decision to elevate his young children to be residing mannequins. What follows is a story of paintings and deception, power and folly, love and transgression, which levels from small-town New Zealand to the graving docks of the River Clyde, from an inhospitable rock within the Southern Ocean to Sydney's northern seashores. alongside the best way we meet a Prussian strongman, a kinfolk of ship's carvers with a mysterious ailment, a septuagenarian surf lifesaver and a speaking figurehead named Vengeance.

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Beneath the Darkest Sky (The Renaissance Series) by Jason Overstreet PDF

By Jason Overstreet

In this riveting and emotionally strong historic drama, an ex-FBI agent plunges into the darkest shadows of Nineteen Thirties Europe, the place every thing he loves is at the line . . .
International advisor Prescott Sweet’s challenge is to convey justice to international locations struggling with America’s imperialistic interventions. together with his outspoken artist spouse, Loretta, and their youngsters, he lives a lifetime of equality and continental splendor amid Europe’s glittering capitals—beyond something he ever dared wish for.
yet he's nonetheless a guy in hiding, from his earlier with the Bureau, from British Intelligence—and from his personal tempting, harmful ability at high-level espionage. So while he has the chance to dwell in Moscow and paintings at the yankee Embassy, Prescott and his relations grab the opportunity to take safe haven and finally placed down roots in what they suspect is a good society.
lifestyles in Russia, although, proves to be a gorgeous lie. decreased to reveal survival, along with his son gravely sick, Prescott calls on all his abilities in a last-ditch attempt to unfastened his kinfolk from the grips of Stalin. yet among honor and expediency, salvation and atrocity, he’ll be compelled to play an ever extra cruel hand and dedicate unbelievable acts for a destiny that delivers nowhere to run . . .

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New PDF release: Squeeze Play in Beantown (Beantown Mystery Series Book 2)

By G.S. Rowe

Squeeze Play in Beantown revolves round an try to lead to Sunday baseball to 19th century Boston, the place sport at the Sabbath was once prohibited through legislations. Rowe’s protagonist, Will Beaman, seeks to have the nationwide League’s Boston Beaneaters play the Cincinnati Reds on a Sunday past due within the torrid 1897 pennant race among Boston and Baltimore. Frederic Remington’s first exhibition of his western artwork, feminist Emma Goldman's push for radical reforms, John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald’s ambition to be mayor of Boston, and England’s go back of the well-known William Bradford historical past of Plymouth Colony to Massachusetts give you the backdrop for Will Beaman’s scheme. The 1897 Boston Beaneaters additionally play vital roles. Dr. Rowe’s education as an historian serves him good as he faithfully recreates lifestyles and love and secret within the bustling streets of past due 19th century Boston.

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Get La leggenda del morto contento (Italian Edition) PDF

By Andrea Vitali

«Secondo me, Vitali sorpassa con l. a. sua levità Guareschi.»
«Il suo è puro gioco narrativo con momenti di alto virtuosismo.»
Antonio D'Orrico, «La lettura – Corriere della Sera»

«Un grande narratore che, come Piero Chiara e Mario Soldati, sa raccontare l. a. profondità della superficie.»
Bruno Quaranta, «Tuttolibri»

«La forza delle storie di Andrea Vitali nasce da una innata capacità di ascolto delle vicende della gente comune che egli trasforma in prodigiosa azione romanzesca.»
Fulvio Panzeri, «Avvenire»

È il 25 luglio 1843, una mattina d’estate senza una nube e una luce che ammazza tutti i colori. Due giovani in cerca d’avventura salpano su una barchetta con tre vele latine. Dal molo di Bellano, li segue lo sguardo preoccupato del sarto Lepido: non è giornata, sta in step with alzarsi il vento. L’imbarcazione è presto al largo, in un attimo lo scafo si rovescia.
Un’imprudenza. Una disgrazia. Ma los angeles tragedia crea un problema. A riva viene riportato il corpo dell’irrequieto Francesco, figlio di Giangenesio Gorgia, ricco e potente mercante del paese. Il disperso è Emilio Spanzen, figlio di un ingegnere che sta progettando l. a. ferrovia che congiungerà Milano alla Valtellina. Due famiglie importanti. Bisogna a tutti i costi trovare un colpevole.
Per los angeles prima volta, Andrea Vitali risale il corso del pace, verso l’Ottocento, in keeping with raccontare un altro squarcio della sua Bellano. Ritroviamo così l’eco della dominazione austriaca, con i notabili e i poveracci, gli scapestrati e le bisbetiche, le autorità e gli ubriaconi. Tra lacrime e sorrisi, los angeles leggenda del morto contento racconta una storia di padri e di figli, di colpevoli e di innocenti, di giustizia e di malagiustizia: ottocentesca, ma solo in apparenza.

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KAFKA (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

By François Rivière

Prag im Herbst 1912. Ein Mann wird von zwei schemenhaften Gestalten in die Moldau gestoßen. Die Mörder verschwinden im Morgennebel.

Der junge Kafka ist auf der Suche nach einem Freund, der plötzlich auf seltsame Weise verschwunden ist. Die Spur führt ihn ins legendäre Künstlercafé »Continental«. Dort trifft er auf den Totengräber Bizzlebeck, eine finstere Gestalt, der ihm rätselhafte Fragen stellt.

Wenig später identifiziert Kafka die Leiche seines Freundes. Die Polizei geht von einem Selbstmord aus, doch Kafka glaubt nicht daran.

Die Spur seines toten Freundes führt ihn zu einem gewissen Dr. Murnau, der im Schloss ein geheimnisvolles hard work betreibt und sogenannte »Gehirnumwandlungen« vornimmt. Kafka entdeckt, dass sein Freund einer im Untergrund arbeitenden Anarchistengruppe angehörte, gegen die die Regierung angeblich seit neuestem mit ganz ungewöhnlichen Mitteln erfolgreich vorgeht. Der teuflische Dr. Murnau scheint dabei eine zentrale Rolle zu spielen. Und Kafka begreift, dass er das nächste Opfer sein soll...

Kafka - verfilmt im Jahre 1992 von Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lügen und Video, Ocean's Eleven) mit Jeremy Irons, Alec Guiness, Theresa Russell und Armin Müller-Stahl - , neu und ungekürzt ins Deutsche übersetzt von Zasu Menil und Christian Dörge.

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Read e-book online JOHNNY RICO PDF

By Mary Ellen Lisciandra

In 1933, The Volstead Act (prohibition) used to be repealed. Chicago used to be nonetheless a hotbed of gangster job; yet all during the Midwest, gangsters governed the streets with an iron hand -- controlling nightclubs, brothels, unions and the other money-making ventures.
In her moment booklet, Wisconsin writer Mary Ellen Lisciandra introduces us to John Brennan Michaels (aka Johnny Rico) -- the son of a infamous Chicago mob boss (John "Mad puppy" Michaels). during avenging his father's dying, Johnny Rico groups up with corrupt law enforcement officials and a crusading DA, to place an finish to the reign of terror in Milwaukee. They salary a conflict opposed to Lou & Jimmy Sirocco -- bloodthirsty mobsters who've been despatched north by way of the "big men" from Chicago to rule the operations in Wisconsin.
JOHNNY RICO chronicles the younger John Brennan Michaels' quest to prevent the Sirocco brothers and to deliver peace and justice to him and his relatives. In his struggle opposed to geared up crime, he learns that usually honor can in basic terms be restored in terms of revenge. Revenge, besides the fact that, could be a difficult online game -- simply because everytime you are battling evil, you need to see to it that, within the approach, you don't turn into evil your self.
Lisciandra's moment publication -- jam-packed with the suspense, intrigue, and violence that ruled the golden period of the 1930's -- provides to maintain readers spellbound.

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New PDF release: Crystal Night

By Marc J. Seifer

Crystal evening is the sequel to Doppelgänger, a e-book which opens with the marriage of ace reporter, Rudy Styne, to Chessie Barnsworth, the affection of his lifestyles who occurs to be really pregnant. on the marriage ceremony, Abe Maxwell, an aged Jewish gentleman with a heavy German accessory insists that their baby receive a bris, while Rudy doesn't even comprehend that he may possibly in truth be Jewish. in the course of their honeymoon, Rudy and Chessie shuttle to Germany and that's the place he runs into his look-alike, one Rolf Linzman, son of industrialist Gunter Linzman, proprietor of MB airlines, a winning offshoot of Lufthansa.
The again tale, keeps the story of the Maxwells, a German Jewish kin suffering to take care of their elite airline in the course of WWI, throughout the air-war, flying with Hermann Göring and the pink Baron within the first novel and carrying on with their wade through the increase of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust via WWII in Crystal evening. the fashionable tale maintains the saga of Rudy Styne, nonetheless at the path of a grasp hacker threatening to take over the net. On a private point, Rudy is usually trying to find his delivery mom and dad by some means associated with the Maxwells, and this mysterious Abe Maxwell, who in flip, is suing Gunter Linzman, the daddy of Rudy's doppelgänger to attempt and come back his long-lost airline, now 1000000000 greenback off-shoot of Lufthansa.

The total presentation of the rigors that confronted a Jewish-German kinfolk in the course of the upward thrust of Anti-Semitism... is stirring on how the triumph of religion and spirit, can conquer the pain of a robust, resilient humans in the course of one of many darkest sessions in glossy background. .... you're a masterful storyteller. Edith Moraglia, big apple urban reader
I needed to inform you how a lot i'm enthralled with Crystal evening! you're a massive chronicler your wisdom is tremendous! you will have woven such minute aspect into the tapestry or quite internet of the unconventional. It lives for me, that's the [Germany] and occasions I keep in mind.
I rush via supper to get cozy at the couch with The publication. i simply cannot placed it down. Gloria McMurrough, Admissions place of work, Roger Williams University.

Author_Bio: Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., is the bestselling writer of Wizard: The existence & occasions of Nikola Tesla. Featured within the big apple instances, The Wall road magazine, The Washington publish and clinical American, with appearances on AP overseas television, NPR, PBS American event, the BBC and Coast to Coast Radio, he has lectured at West aspect army Academy, LucasFilms business gentle & Magic, Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England, for the Serbian Academy of Sciences in Belgrade, in organization with the USA country division in Zagreb Croatia and on the United countries. Dr. Seifer is a handwriting professional and retired instructor of psychology from Roger Williams college.

Keywords: modern day mystery, secret, laptop hacker, anti-Semitism, German background, Hermann

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Get La Salle's Ghost PDF

By Miles Arceneaux

Drifting silently at the water approximately 40 nautical miles off the Texas coast, Charlie Sweetwater sits aboard his boat, on my own along with his suggestions, while from the darkness he hears a guy swimming towards him. yet not only any guy. His identify is Julien Dufay, the rich French scion of a family-owned petrochemical dynasty established in Houston. Charlie plucks the exhausted Frenchman from the Gulf of Mexico and grants him again to his rarified international. yet in fact, no stable deed ever is going unpunished.  


As Charlie is drawn deeper into Julien’s erratic orbit, he discovers a guy possessed. Dufay is ate up through his imaginative and prescient of researching the positioning of castle Saint Louis: the famed—and doomed—17th century cost of French explorer, Robert Cavelier de los angeles Salle.


Thanks to Julien, and his personal stressed interest, Charlie is pulled right into a net of obsession, homicide and greed. Julien desires to locate l. a. Salle’s long-lost colony (and the treasure of artifacts buried with it) as a legacy for himself, his kinfolk and the larger glory of France. however the project’s bold sponsor, Jean-Marc Dufay, is hell-bent on getting on the wealthy average fuel assets hidden underneath the location, whether it potential utilizing his personal brother as a pawn to feed his objectives. status within the approach is the obdurate previous guy on whose South Texas ranch Julien and Jean-Marc are converging, together with his trio of scurrilous sons, who've their very own covert agenda—an time table that may be deadly to outsiders.


Charlie struggles to make feel of all of it, with assistance from the attractive marine archeologist who's excavating los angeles Salle’s shipwreck La Belle in close by Matagorda Bay. yet as he digs deeper into Julien Dufay’s danger-fraught quest, he discovers that background has a manner of repeating itself, and that a few ghosts simply will not remain buried.


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Download e-book for kindle: Zugzwang (Italian Edition) by Ronan Bennett,Silvia Piraccini

By Ronan Bennett,Silvia Piraccini

l. a. Rivoluzione è alle porte: San Pietroburgo è una città vitale e travolgente, centro nevralgico di una nazione in bilico sull’orlo di un cambiamento epocale. Qui l. a. cavalleria prova a ricacciare indietro lo spettro del comunismo; l’antisemitismo mostra il suo volto più scellerato; lo zar è l’ago di una bilancia impazzita e un grande torneo di scacchi sta according to iniziare.
In un giorno di marzo, Gul’ko, rispettabile direttore di giornale, viene assassinato. Cinque giorni dopo il dottor Otto Spethmann, famoso psicoanalista freudiano, riceve los angeles visita della polizia. l. a. città è una ragnatela inestricabile di complotti in cui paiono coinvolti tutti: l. a. sua adorata e ribelle figlia; un campione di scacchi in crisi; un virtuoso del violino donnaiolo e spendaccione; una signora dell’alta società tormentata da un incubo ricorrente. Spethmann è molto preoccupato e cerca, armato di una conoscenza profonda dell’animo umano e dei suoi istinti più nascosti, di dipanare il filo oscuro delle relazioni, di comprendere i moventi che spingono all’azione. Sulla sua scacchiera, disputa una partita reale e una simbolica nel tentativo di organizzare e non farsi travolgere dalle strepitose forze — politiche, storiche ed erotiche —che turbinano intorno a lui. Questo romanzo dal ritmo implacabile fa propria e porta advert altissimi livelli l. a. metafora del mystery – che attraverso l. a. strepitosa potenza narrativa dell’azione fa emergere con prepotenza i caratteri, le emozioni e i sentimenti degli uomini – in step with raccontare il destino, individuale e politico, dell’uomo.

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