Nachts nach Venedig

Roman

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641161541

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Eine magische Reise ins geheimnisvolle Venedig Imogen hält nichts mehr in London. Von Bekannten hat die Galeristin ein verlockendes Angebot aus New York erhalten, und die Beziehung zu ihrem Freund Danny steht kurz vor dem Aus. Sie hat die Taschen schon fast gepackt, da bekommt Imogen zu ihrem dreißigsten Geburtstag von ihrer Großmutter ein außergewöhnliches Geschenk: eine Fahrt im Orientexpress – bis nach Venedig. Doch die Fahrt in dem berühmten Zug ist nicht alles. Sie soll in der Lagunenstadt ein geheimnisvolles Bild abholen. Neugierig lässt Imogen sich auf das Abenteuer ein.
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A Night on the Orient Express

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409130967

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3001

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The wonderful award-winning novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.
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Mord im Orientexpress

Ein Fall für Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170161

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Nach einigen Mühen hat Hercule Poirot ein Abteil im Kurswagen Istanbul - Calais des Luxuszugs ergattert. Doch auch jetzt ist ihm keine Ruhe vergönnt: Ein amerikanischer Tycoon ist ermordet worden, der ganze Zug voller Verdächtiger. Und der Mörder könnte jederzeit wieder zuschlagen. Eine Aufgabe, wie gemacht für den Meisterdetektiv.
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Der blaue Express

Ein Fall für Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455002250

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6688

Hercule Poirot ermittelt nicht nur im Orientexpress ... Der Fahrplan stimmt, der Zeitplan auch. Poirot reist an die Riviera – natürlich mit dem Luxuszug von Calais über Paris nach Nizza. Auch die reiche amerikanische Erbin Ruth Kettering fährt mit dem »Blauen Express«, doch als der Schaffner in Nizza an ihr Abteil klopft, findet er eine Leiche. Ein perfekter Mord – so scheint es. Doch eine kleine Unstimmigkeit lässt Hercule Poirots kleine graue Zellen nicht mehr ruhen: Die Frage nämlich, warum das Gesicht der jungen Frau entstellt wurde.
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Für immer am Meer

Roman

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641076374

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Urlaubsfeeling garantiert — dieser Roman gehört in jeden Reisekoffer Nachdem Jane Miltons kürzlich verstorbener Ehemann ihr nichts als Schulden hinterlassen hat, steht sie vor einer schweren Entscheidung: Sie muss ihre Strandhütte an der Südküste Englands, die seit fünfzig Jahren im Besitz der Familie ist, zum Verkauf anbieten. Hilfe erhält sie dabei von Ray, dem Verwalter der Strandhütte, der die warmherzige Jane nur ungern gehen sieht. Auch Janes Söhne und deren Familien sind mit dem Verkauf ganz und gar nicht einverstanden. Doch ein letzter langer Sommer in dem malerischen Ort Everdene liegt noch vor ihnen — ein Sommer voller Erinnerungen und unerwarteter Wendungen ...
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Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425200452

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 6312

On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.
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All Quiet on the Orient Express

reissued

Author: Magnus Mills

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408822806

Category:

Page: 320

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It is the end of the summer. The tourists have already gone, and now the sun is abandoning the Lake District's damp valleys. Only a lone camper remains, enjoying the quiet. He plans to stay just long enough to prepare for a trip to the East. But then the owner of the campsite asks him to paint a fence and he innocently obliges. Soon other odd jobs pile up until little by little he becomes ensnared in the ominous 'out-of-season'.
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Mit offenen Karten

Roman (Fischer Klassik PLUS)

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104021589

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Einmalige E-Book Aktion! Zwei Monate lang können Sie diesen Spitzentitel zum Preis von 2,99 € kaufen! Mit einem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Hercule Poirot und Ariadne Oliver werden zu einem höchst exklusiven Dinner bei dem mysteriösen Mr Shaitana geladen: Mit ihnen speisen zwei weitere Kriminalexperten – Oberinspektor Battle und Colonel Race – sowie vier Personen, von denen Shaitana behauptet, sie hätten erfolgreich und ungeahndet gemordet. Selbstverständlich dreht sich die Konversation beim Essen um nichts anderes als Mord. Beim anschließenden Bridgespiel wird der Gastgeber tot aufgefunden – ermordet natürlich. Die vier versammelten Kriminalisten erforschen die Vergangenheit der Gäste, müssen aber auch das Bridgespiel rekonstruieren, um zu erkennen, welcher Mörder der wahre ist...
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Gehetzt

Actionthriller

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959678010

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Die allseits beliebte Lehrerin Cora Gundersun beendet ihr Leben und das vieler Unschuldiger in einem riesigen Feuerball. Als später nach Hinweisen für ihre Tat gesucht wird, findet man ein Tagebuch, das nur den Schluss zulässt, dass die Täterin geisteskrank war. Jane Hawk weiß es besser - hat sich ihr Mann doch ebenfalls aus heiterem Himmel das Leben genommen. Auf ihrer Suche nach Antworten hat sie eine Verschwörung bis in höchste Regierungskreise entdeckt - und jagt nun deren Hintermänner. Mittlerweile ist die FBI-Agentin die meistgesuchte Person der USA. Doch ihre mächtigen Gegner haben nicht damit gerechnet, dass Jane bereit ist, alles zu riskieren, um die Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen. »So gut Suizid war, dieses Buch ist noch besser.« Booklist »Ein vielschichtiger Thriller, bei dem die Charaktere den Ton angeben und der fast unmöglich wegzulegen ist.« Bookreporter
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Murder on the Orient Express (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610428013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Gabriel Agatha Christie’s "Murder on the Orient Express," this study guide contains a section analysis of the three parts of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. Visit BookCaps.com to see are growing number of study guides.
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From Venice with Love

Author: Alison Roberts

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146032353X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Falling for her fake fiancé Dr. Charlotte Highton has fulfilled her grandmother's dream of a luxury train trip to Venice. But how can she fulfill her final wish—to see Charlotte walk down the aisle? Then, in the narrow streets of Venice adorned with twinkling Christmas lights, Charlotte literally bumps into delectable ex-colleague Dr. Nico Moretti. And amongst the hustle and bustle of St. Mark's Square he drops down onto one knee and offers Charlotte a lifeline…a very spontaneous and temporary one!
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The Famous: Book 4

Author: Blago Kirov

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765906807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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This book is about four famous actresses - Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ingrid Bergman. Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). Monroe's last completed film was The Misfits (1961), co-starring Clark Gable, with a screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller. The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute and named No. 1 in Film's Sexiest Women of All Time. Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) was a British actress recognized as a film and fashion icon. She was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time. She spoke several languages including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German. Hepburn remains one of few people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Grace Patricia Kelly (1929 – 1982) was an American film actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became known as the Princess of Monaco. Kelly gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. This film won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. In 1950, she starred in the Italian film Stromboli, which led to a love affair with director Roberto Rossellini while they were both already married. The affair and then marriage with Rossellini created a scandal that forced her to remain in Europe until 1956, when she made a successful Hollywood return in Anastasia, for which she won her second Academy Award.
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Orient Express Stop #13 -- Serbia

Author: Bosab Kist

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620957361

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

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Was it unlucky to make the 13th stop of the Orient Express -- Serbia? What or who killed two anthropology students there? Travel to this exotic Balkan location to find out. Atop the Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the Danube River and the remains of an Orient Express bridge in Serbia, virtual life expert Novak Travis and holographic anthropologist Anina Babich meet on Midsummer’s Night. Novak waits for the train every night, and the public considers him a lunatic. Anina runs a project to create an electronic image of the Orient Express train for a rail museum in the U.S. That night she also sees the Orient Express. A member of Anina’s team is missing. Novak is implicated after telling a colleague about his nightly visions and drawing a picture resembling the missing student. As Novak finishes teaching a university class about virtual life, the young detective Aleksandra Katić informs him the body of the missing student was found in the Orient Express tunnel and questions him. When Anina is informed of her student’s death, her anxiety builds and she reaches out to Novak. They start a romance, unaware that they already engaged in virtual sex via www.Secondlife.com the night they met. The body of another American student on Anina’s team is found in the tunnel and a note implicating Novak. Unaware of the second murder, Novak takes Anina to a music festival. Aleksandra finds them and apprehends Novak as a “person of interest” in the two murders.
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Der Tod auf dem Nil

Ein Fall für Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 345517017X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1352

Hercule Poirot freut sich auf eine erholsame Kreuzfahrt auf dem Nil. Doch dazu kommt es nicht. Auch Linnet Ridgeway hat sich den Verlauf ihrer Flitterwochen wohl anders vorgestellt. Die junge, bildschöne Millionenerbin wird tot aufgefunden, und Poirots Ermittlungskünste sind gefragt. Fast jeder der Mitreisenden hat ein Motiv.
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Love on the Rocks

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409147088

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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It was the opportunity of a lifetime - a rundown hotel in Cornwall, just waiting to be brought back to life... Secrets, rivalry, sunshine - from the author of THE BEACH HUT and A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. When the rundown Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival, Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor turns up on the doorstep. It seems everyone in Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks ...
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Hali`A of Hawai`I

A Legacy of Language

Author: Frances Nelson Frazier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449077099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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This memoir takes us adventuring on sailing ships through flying boats to jet airplanes, exploring the authors Hawai`i vignettes, Letters from Dacca, travel stories, and stories of her sea captain father--his own nautical story embedded at books end. We learn how life events led to rediscovery of the Hawaiian language, the authors blood legacy, and how she accomplished her own legacy of important work. We gallop, sail and swim near Lanikai with a young girl at an earlier, more gentle time on O`ahu. We learn of work, romance, marriage and the beginning of life as a family. We watch with that young mother the bombing of Pearl Harbor, how she shields her baby from strafing while wondering if her engineer husband at dockside is alive. Hali`a, A Legacy of Language is an account of a pono (good, beneficial) life of trust in its many decades as they unfolded, bringing the author important work to be done in Hawai`i that became entwined with her passion for learning and correctly translating the Hawaiian language, especially relating to land deeds and rights to the `aina, the land, for people of Hawaiian heritage. We share the joy of an inquiring mind expanding and questioning with the opportunities that came for travel and residency abroad, and resultant contrast and comparison with home and different cultural ways in Hawai`i. The individuality of Aunty Hali`as life `olelo (story) reflects the experiences of one daughter of Hawai`i, but by its very individuality offers a universal connection with people, their sensibilities, and places around the globe. All of these parts merge in the telling of the serendipity of a journey as exciting and challenging as the journeys that brought her master mariner father to Hawai`i at an earlier time.
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Flowers grow on ruins too

Author: George Joseph

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456818236

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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The seminal events of the twentieth century, the Second World War and the Holocaust, are part of this story. Violence, loss of life and destruction senseless hatred and the ruins left behind by the raging battles is the stage on which the lives of the book’s heroes evolve. Despite the hostility, despite the hypocrisy, or indifference in situations when action was required, despite the perverse wickedness and destruction, despite incredible odds and losses, hope and love survives and proves that life can be and is triumphant.
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Capturing Jonathan Pollard

How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

Author: Ronald Olive

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612514545

Category: History

Page: 320

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Jonathan Pollard, an intelligence analyst working in the U.S. Naval Investigative Service's Anti-Terrorist Alert Center, systematically stole highly sensitive secrets from almost every major intelligence agency in the United States. In just eighteen months he sold more than one million pages of classified material to Israel. No other spy in U.S. history has stolen so many secrets, so highly classified, in such a short period of time. Author Ronald Olive was in charge of counterintelligence in the Washington office of the Naval Investigative Service that investigated Pollard and garnered the confession that led to his arrest in 1985 and eventual life sentence. His book reveals details of Pollard's confession, his interaction with the author when suspicion was mounting, and countless other details never before made public. Olive points to mistaken assumptions and leadership failures that allowed Pollard to ransack America's defense intelligence long after he should have been caught.
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Where is the Ice Machine?

Author: Don Labrenz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479769487

Category: Travel

Page: 94

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After thirty six years of escorting active adults, (often referred to as Senior Citizens”), on numerous destinations throughout the world, including day trips or short “getaways”, throughout Washington State or British Columbia, I have been encouraged to “Write a Book”. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Not another boring travel book”. So, what I intend to do is to share some of the experiences my wife, Diane and I have experienced, hoping you will enjoy the journey with us. Therefore I dedicate this book to Diane, who has been the spark that ignited many of the ideas that culminated in making so many dreams come true for hundreds of people in many different ways. This was more than a “job” for us, but rather a “calling” that resulted in us forming “DON-DIANE FUNTOURS” which ultimately became our “Travel Family”. If you are one of our “Travel Family”, or have been, we hope you will relive a memory or two. If you are wondering what this is all about, I thank you for reading, and hope you will be rewarded with a smile, or a laugh as you discover for the first time that being on an escorted tour can reward you with much more than a few days or weeks exploring a new or revisited place, but perhaps be, “Just what the doctor ordered” as you have fun and “let go”, opening up yourselves to new people, places events, and yes, food! Come with me as we visit our friends throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Mexico, South America, New Guinea, Turkey, the Orient, United States, Africa, Canada, numerous cruises on a variety of ships sizes, and so much more! I hope you will discover the fun of travel as you enrich your own journey in life!
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