Rain Dogs

Kriminalroman

Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518748483

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Unruhen bekämpfen, Herzschmerz und Fälle aufklären, die aber nicht vor Gericht gebracht werden dürfen, darin ist Sean Duffy als katholischer Bulle in Nordirland inzwischen Spezialist. Immerhin bekommt er es zum zweiten Mal in seiner Karriere mit einem locked room mystery zu tun, und welcher Bulle – in Nordirland oder sonstwo, katholisch oder nicht – kann das schon von sich behaupten? Die Journalistin Lily Bigelow wird im Hof von Carrickfergus Castle, wo sie sich allem Anschein nach über Nacht hat einschließen lassen, tot aufgefunden. Selbstmord, glaubt man, aber ein paar Dinge geben Sean Duffy zu denken, und er weigert sich, es dabei zu belassen. Duffy findet heraus, dass Bigelow an einer verheerenden Enthüllung in Sachen Korruption und Amtsmissbrauch innerhalb der höchsten Regierungskreise Großbritanniens und darüber hinaus gearbeitet hat. Und so sieht er sich mit zwei schwerwiegenden Problemen konfrontiert: Wer hat Lily Bigelow umgebracht? Und was wollte er oder sie damit vertuschen?
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Rain Dogs

Author: Sean Doolittle

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440335949

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 717

It was one hell of an inheritance for former Chicago reporter Tom Coleman: a broken-down pickup truck, ramshackle campground, a canoe livery—and one pot-smoking, barely working employee he doesn’t need, doesn’t want, and can’t afford. But the truth is, after losing a child and a marriage, Tom doesn’t really care. And life is nice and quiet in the middle of nowhere. Until a drug lab blows up near his property—putting Tom in contact with the woman he once loved, a small-town cop with a chip on his shoulder, and a powerful local who doesn’t want him poking his nose where it doesn’t belong. Tom doesn’t want to get involved in the first place. But in the hardscrabble Nebraska Sandhills, storms gather suddenly and bad blood runs deep. Now a quiet summer on the river is turning into a dangerous season of grudges, betrayal, and violent reckoning—and it’s already too late to find shelter... From the Paperback edition.
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Rain dogs

Author: Gary McMahon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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It is raininga?|Guy Renford is fresh out of prison. His life is in ruins; he is estranged from his wife and daughter. So he returns to the Yorkshire town of Stonegrave to try and recover what he once held dear. But a presence is watching from behind the endless rainstorm, something that wants revenge and has not come alone.a?|and still it rainsa?|Rosie sees ghosts, and has done since childhood. These sorrowful visions of drowned schoolgirls are linked to a past she fled to America to escape. But you can never run from your destiny, and something is calling Rosie back to rainy Stonegrave, the home of her worst nightmares.a?|and rainsa?|Slowly the lives of these two people are drawn together in a town cut off by floods, and at the height of the storm they will be forced to battle a relentless foe that uses the deluge as cover, stalking them from within a merciless onslaught of rain.
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Rain Dogs and Love Cats

Author: Andrew Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Accidents

Page: 408

View: 7613

Somehow, Charlie's found himself back in the suburb he grew up desperate to leave, playing the same old records to groups of pissed-up punters at weddings and 40th birthday parties. He loves his wife and their new baby, but it wasn't meant to be like this. Early one morning he learns that his brother has been involved in a fatal accident. It seems that Leo, a seasoned Tom Waits impersonator, has been running a dodgy detective agency on the side. His last case involved a missing dog. As Charlie picks up the investigation he discovers a trail which leads uncomfortably close to home... With his trademark ability to skewer people, with all their vanities and weaknesses, to the page, Andrew Holmes delivers a darkly funny and compelling detective story that shows just how hard it is to escape the past.
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Schlecht aufgelegt

Author: Sven Stricker

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644495610

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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«Das war mit Abstand die fürchterlichste Woche seines Lebens. Und es war gerade erst Dienstag.» Paul Uhlenbrock schleppt sich so durchs Leben: Er hasst Berlin. Er hasst den Job im Call-Center, die unfreundlichen Kunden und die verkrachten Existenzen um sich herum. Und Kuli, den neuen, nervigen und anhänglichen Kollegen, den mag er auch nicht. Doch dann werden Kuli und Paul am Telefon unfreiwillig Zeugen eines Verbrechens. Tags darauf ist eine junge Floristin tot, und in Kulis Briefkasten steckt ein Foto: Es zeigt das Opfer mit einem berühmten Berliner Politiker - in eindeutiger Pose. Plötzlich ist Pauls Ehrgeiz geweckt. Er und Kuli beschließen, auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Und stolpern mitten in einen hochbrisanten Fall, der sich schnell als mindestens eine Nummer zu groß entpuppt ... «Er kann lustig, er kann genau, er kann spannend, Stricker kann schreiben! Ein Debütroman, der sich gewaschen hat! Großartig.» (Bjarne Mädel) «Wunderbare Unterhaltung. Komisch, irrsinnig und nachdenklich zugleich.» (Florian Lukas)
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Rain Dogs

Author: Gordon Rennie,Colin Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569716977

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 52

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Welcome to a very moist future, where 'The Big Rain' has turned New York City into a twisted warren of river canyons and skyscraper archipelagos. This action-packed tale, full of Wilson's extraordinary design work, follows the adventures of Eve, a shipwrecked member of a scientific exploration team, who must put her trust in the salvage-hunting Holly if she is to escape, and where danger lurks above and below the water.
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Rain Dogs

Author: Baron R. Birtcher

Publisher: The Permanent Press

ISBN: 1579623662

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The year is 1976, and the first shots are being fired in the narcotics and human trafficking war that is still being waged today. Colt Freeman and his partner want only to preserve their small piece of the marijuana trade. This modern-day Butch & Sundance ply their trade with proficiency and stealth. And, when necessary, deadly force. Hundreds of miles away, along the border between the US and Mexico, a law-enforcement task-force patrols the desolate no-man's land that separates misery and prosperity, seeking to curb the unspeakable violence that feeds off the ever-growing river of humanity who find themselves at the mercy of the ruthless coyotes they have employed to guide them on their desperate crossing. Some distance further southwest, an elegant hacienda is nested behind the protective walls of an isolated ranch on the coast of the Sea of Cortez. Beyond those well-guarded gates, Miguel Zamora has placed himself at the center of a powerful circle of corrupt Mexican officials on the cusp of establishing ties with the Colombian cartels. Driven by avarice and steeped in paranoia, Miguel begins to seize control of his world with a singular and savage brutality that threatens to unleash a firestorm of bloodshed on both sides of the border. Snyder and Colt decide to cash in on one last harvest, one final run down the coast before leaving their outlaw lives behind. But when their meticulously planned scheme comes undone, it forces them into a rash and hazardous escape from the law and directly into the crossfire of an internecine narcotics war that no one had seen coming.
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Gun Street Girl

Roman

Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518742663

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

View: 9586

Belfast, 1985. Waffenschmuggel an den Grenzen, Aufstände in den Städten, üble Popsongs im Radio. Und mittendrin Detective Inspector Sean Duffy, der sich als katholischer Bulle in der protestantischen Royal Ulster Constabulary durchschlagen muss. Das wohlhabende Ehepaar Kelly wird brutal ermordet, und kurz darauf entdeckt man die Leiche ihres Sohnes Michael. In einem Abschiedsbrief gesteht er die Tat. Aber irgendetwas scheint an der Sache faul zu sein, und schon bald gibt es weitere Opfer. Duffy muss ins wenig geliebte englische Nachbarland reisen und in den elitären Kreisen von Oxford ermitteln. Stets an seiner Seite: die MI5-Agentin Kate – wertvolle Informantin und geheime Schwachstelle des katholischen Bullen. Und während sie ihm ein verlockendes Angebot macht, das sein ganzes Leben verändern könnte, gerät Duffy immer tiefer hinein in einen Fall, der ihm mächtige Gegner beschert. Zu mächtig vielleicht ...
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Tom Waits on Tom Waits

Interviews and Encounters

Author: Paul Jr Maher

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 7362

This autobiographical portrait of Tom Waits takes shape through a selection of more than 50 interviews. Starting with the first interview--on KPFK-FM's "Folkscene" in 1973--Waits speaks out on a variety of topics and shares something truly unique with his readers. In a rap that is a synthesis of inflections--Louis Armstrong, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain, hobo, pool hall attendant, vaudevillian huckster, musicologist par excellence, and a fresh slathering of the organic word-ooze of William S. Burroughs--Waits comes across as well read, informed, and lucidly aware of current pop culture. He delivers prose as crafted, poetic, potent, brilliant, and haunting as the lyrics of his best songs.
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Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs

And Other Fascinating Facts About the English Language

Author: Katherine Barber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 8950

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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Rain (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Jeffrey J. Fox

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459611675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 4119

RAIN is the first business parable written by bestselling business book author Jeffrey J. Fox. The parable follows a young New England paperboy, named Rain, as he learns the business of being in business and quickly becomes the best paperboy in town. Through a series of humorous poignant vignettes, Jeff illustrates forty ''rainmaker'' business lessons that can be applied to not only paperboys, but anyone in business and sales. Rain's time as a paperboy proves to be just as valuable as getting an MBA. As with Jossey-Bass' popular Lencioni business fables, the format for Rain includes an actionable business model at the end of the book with instant takeaways and practical advice.
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The Every-day Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements ...

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: N.A

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The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversio

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Days

Page: N.A

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Encyclopfdia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209153

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 668

View: 4799

Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
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Hunde unter Wasser

Author: Seth Casteel

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132851

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3167

Fesselnde Bilder aus dem Unterwasserleben von Hunden. Der Bildband "Hunde unter Wasser" zeigt Hunde, wie sie noch nie zuvor porträtiert wurden. Der preisgekrönte Fotograf Seth Casteel verfügt über eine besondere Technik, mit der er Vierbeiner vom Grunde eines Schwimmbades aus fotografieren kann, während diese ins Wasser eintauchen. Die Bilder, die dabei entstehen, bieten spektakuläre Impressionen, der Anblick der Hunde erinnert teilweise an Urzeittiere, Fische, tauchende Babys, .... Vom Labrador, über den Spaniel bis hin zum Border Collie hat Seth Casteel fast jede gängige Hunderasse mit dieser neuartigen Technik abgelichtet. Die 80 außergewöhnlichen, großformatigen Portraits zeigen eine noch nie gesehene Darstellung des ältesten Freundes des Menschen. Der Bildband ist das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundefreund und jeden, der sich für Fotografie begeistert.
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