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Murder in the Mews

A facsimile first edition hardback of the pre-war Poirot book of four novellas – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes.How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the eternal triangle’ of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes – each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
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All four tales are admirable entertainment… her solutions are unexpected and satisfying Daily Mail
(source: Bol.com)

Murder in Mesopotamia

An archaeologist’s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq…
It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of ‘Lovely Louise’, wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner.
In a few days’ time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late…
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Murder in LaMut

In Midkemia, there are no easy roads . . .
For twenty years the mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil have fought other people’s battles. Having already defeated the Tsurani, the Bugs, and the goblins, it seems there are no more enemies for them to vanquish—even as the Riftwar rages on in the west. What lies ahead for the able trio are a few welcomed months of restful garrison duty.
When ordered to accompany the promiscuous Lady Mondegreen, her aging husband, and her current lover to a summit in the city of LaMut, the Three Swords willingly comply, expecting an uncomplicated and undemanding assignment. But nothing is straightforward in this land of violence and treachery. And when the fury of a winter’s storm traps them inside a castle teeming with ambitious, plotting lords and ladies, the mercenaries suddenly find themselves with a series of cold-blooded murders to solve . . . and the political future of Midkemia resting in their hands.

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth by Miranda Bliss
**Annie Capshaw has found that the way to a man’s heart is through his cooking class. But just as she and her best friend, Eve, are planning Annie’s big day with Jim, her former cooking instructor turned boss, murder takes the cake—make that the wedding cake…**

Determined not to be a “bridezilla,” Annie is trying to keep the nuptial nuisances to a minimum. If only Eve could control her maid-of-honor mania! Or if the groom’s cousin, Alex, who flew in from Scotland, could stay out of trouble… 

But then ladies’ man Alex meets a lovely American lass—only to become a prime suspect when she turns up murdered. Instead of handling the details of her wedding, Annie is investigating the details of a killing. The victim seemed to be living the perfect life of a suburban wife—the life Annie’s always dreamed of. Now Annie has to wonder—is married life a recipe for murder?

Murder for Christ’s Mass

When the body of a clerk, who worked in the local mint, is found in the snow, Templar Bascot de Marins, along with his young protege Gianni, stumbles upon a clue that links this brutal murder to a hidden treasure–and a motive that goes way beyond money. Original.
**Recensie(s)**

I’ll be standing in line for the next Templar Knight Mystery. — Jayne Ann Krentz
(source: Bol.com)

Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Series) by Agatha Christie
***The *Murder at the Vicarage** is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marple—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide.**
Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.
Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone–even in the vicar–wishes he were dead. And very soon he is–shot in the head in the vicar’s own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.

Murder and Salutations

Jennifer Shane is stunned when she’s named Businessperson of the Year, but she’s even more shocked when, at the presentation ceremony. Chamber of Commerce President Eliza Glade, over-dressed, over-made-up, and over-the-top, is killed. Jen and her sister Sara Lynn were among her worst enemies, so they’ll have to bend over backwards to clear their names. And an easy resolution is not in the cards.

The Mummy Case

SUMMARY: Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname “Father of Curses” — and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. And there is nothing in this barren area worthy of their interest — until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop. A second sighting of a sinister stranger from the crime scene, a mysterious scrap of papyrus, and a missing mummy case have all whetted Amelia’s curiosity. But when the Emersons start digging for answers in an ancient tomb, events take a darker and deadlier turn — and there may be no surviving the very modern terrors their efforts reveal.

The Multiple Man

From acclaimed, Hugo award-winning science fiction author, Ben Bova. The dynamic new President of the United States, James J. Halliday, seems determined to single-handedly turn an embittered nation around from economic, political, and social ruin. No one could be prouder than his devoted press secretary Meric Albano. But is the President accomplishing this monumental task alone? After one of the President’s rare public appearances, a derelict is found dead nearby. A derelict who not only looks like the President, but whose blood, retinas, even fingerprints match those of the man in charge. Is the real President, the man Albano swore loyalty to, still in office? Is this part of a plot to topple American democracy?
That’s what Albano has to find out-if he doesn’t, his life, as well as his country, will be destroyed. Author Ben Bova weaves a suspensed-filled, paging-turning novel that has turned out to be more science fact then science fiction.

Mucho Mojo

One of the most savagely original, dazzlingly versatile authors on the scene today, Joe R. Lansdale attracts greater critical acclaim, more awards, and thousands of new, devoted readers with every work of suspense, horror, western, or graphic fiction. Now, he combines the finest elements of each of these literary forms in Mucho Mojo, a masterpiece of regional marvels and dark suspense, sure to be reckoned his most fabulous achievement to date. Under the blister of a Texas sun, you distract your mind or watch it die. For Hap Collins, slaving in the rose fields of July, the diversion is fantasies of iced tea and willing women. For Leonard Pine’s Uncle Chester, the mental deterioration is too fatally advanced. Dying in the slums of LaBorde, he no longer despises with the same passion his gay nephew Leonard. He ignores the crack house next door. And he forgets about what he’d buried under the floorboards of his house. He does remember to erect a forbidding “battle tree”: a ragged post festooned with glass, designed to ward off black magic. When Leonard and his old friend Hap clean out Uncle Chester’s house, they dig up a small skeleton, wrapped in pornographic magazines – along with a grotesque link between an unsolved series of child murders and Leonard’s late relative and guardian. Thinking white, Hap wants to call the police. But Leonard, intimate with the unwritten codes in his black part of town, persuades his partner to help clear Chester’s name, sans outside reinforcement. Together, they unearth the deepest, ugliest truth of all. Suspense sublimely laced with Texas Gothic, Mucho Mojo deftly blends race and romance, sex and death, the too good to be true and the too dark to imagine.

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

Mrs McGinty died from a brutal blow to the back of her head. Suspicion fell immediately on her shifty lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes revealed traces of the victim’s blood and hair. Yet something was amiss: Bentley just didn’t look like a murderer. The redoubtable detective Hercule Poirot believed he could save the man from the gallows — what he didn’t realise was that his own life was now in great danger.

Mr. Murder

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Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin’s imagination is a bit too vivid… One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children—and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he’s a figment of Martin’s imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger’s threat. And run for their lives. But wherever they go—wherever they hide—he finds them…

Mozart in the Jungle

Now a major Amazon.com TV series starring Gabriel Garcia Bernal.

From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for over twenty-five years. She’s also lived the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth, trading sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise of winning a rare symphony position or a lucrative solo recording contract. In Mozart in the Jungle, Tindall describes her graduation from the North Carolina School of the Arts to the backbiting New York classical music scene, a world where Tindall and her fellow classical musicians often play drunk, high, or hopelessly hung-over, live in decrepit apartments, and perform in hazardous conditions. (In the cramped confines of a Broadway pit, the decibel level of one instrument is equal to the sound of a chain saw.)

Mozart in the Jungle offers a stark contrast between the rarefied experiences of overpaid classical musician superstars and those of the working-class musicians. For lovers of classical music, Mozart in the Jungle is the first true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.

**Recensie(s)**

This is the most candid and unsparing account of orchestral life ever to see print… Blair Tindall tells it how it is * Norman Lebrecht * Just because they dress up and play expensive instruments, classical musicians are assumed to behave with chaste propriety. Meet blonde chick in a black frock Blair Tindall, oboist and orchestra muso. Her life in the pits of Broadway, blowing for Miss Saigon and Les Mis, when not gigging at Carnegie Hall or recording for movies, was a dance macabre of performance and party, fuelled by coke, alcohol and promiscuity. — Iain Finlayson * The Times * An hilarious expose of the American musical world. If you want to know the sexual techniques of different orchestral sections, this is the book for you – an X-rated version of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra … Tindall’s book is a serious attempt to take the lid off a world in which the genius in tails is underpaid, undervalued and exploited. Parents of musical children should read it carefully. — Kate Saunders * Sunday Times * A courageous and often entertaining insight into an alien world … riveting stuff … Rest assured that Mozart’s music will never sound the same to you again. — Alexander Waugh * Mail on Sunday * Scathing . . . Its scandalous peek behind the decorous facade of classical music is bound to cause shock waves. — Michael Shelden * Daily Telegraph * A frank, moving and important work… a poignant and fascinating memoir… Many fundamental questions are raised here concerning the role of music and the arts in society. For anybody who cares about the answers, this is an indispensable book. — Clemency Burton-Hill * New Statesman * Candid and intriguing. * Observer Music Monthly * Tindall’s book offers a devastating indictment of the sordid ethics of American orchestral life … her engagingly written memoir offers a rare insight into an unpleasant, cloistered world. — Jeremy Nicholas * Classic FM Magazine * Her description of life in the famous Allendale building . . . is delightful, as are her portraits of fellow musicians and her stories of life in the pit. — Susan Salter Reynolds * Los Angeles Times * A cautionary tale from the trenches . . . An unsparing glimpse into that world of small triumphs, easy frustrations and surprising excess, dispensing dirty little secrets usually reserved for late-night bar talk and backstage gossip. . . . Tindall succeeds at a more ambitious goal: presenting a surprisingly through analysis and scathing critique of the classical music business. . . . This is a fascinating examination of a peculiar culture that provides so much joy while breaking so many hearts. — Anya Grundmann * Newsday *
(source: Bol.com)

Moving Pictures

SUMMARY: Discworld’s pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they’ve discovered how to get gold from silver — the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingénue from a little town (where else?) you’ve probably never heard of.But the click click of moving pictures isn’t just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. Holy Wood’s magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It’s up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog (a star if ever one was born!) to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they’re definitely not ready for their close-up!

Mount Dragon

Guy Carson is a scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world’s foremost biotechnology companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne’s elite desert laboratory, his good fortune seems assured. He is excited at the prospect of working with the most brilliant scientists in the country on a permanent cure for a common, but dangerous, disease. The profits for GeneDyne will be enormous, and the discovery promises a Nobel Prize for the Mount Dragon team. But something very strange is happening at Mount Dragon. For genetic engineering has its dark side… and the hidden laboratory harbors a ghastly secret that puts the entire world at horrifying risk. And when Guy Carson comes to this fearsome realization, it may already be too late… Mount Dragon is a riveting portrayal of the new technology of genetic engineering. Not since the splitting of the atom has a discovery offered so much promise, or created so much danger, for the human race. The risks are breathtakingly real, and what happens in Mount Dragon is not only possible, but frighteningly plausible.
**Recensie(s)**

Mount Dragon is as marvelously complex as any thriller I’ve ever read . . . . It is nothing less than a tour de force! –Stuart Woods, author of Choke A delightfully gruesome yarn and an apt mirror of our love-hate relationship with science. –Business Week The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with The Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror . . . . It’s a grand and scary story, with just enough grisly detail to stimulate real-life fears and characters full enough to engage the attention. –Publishers Weekly Dynamic duo Preston and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre….The thrillfest runs full force to the very last page. –Kirkus Reviews Read this and you’ll be panting for Preston and Child’s next yarn. –Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

Motorworld

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Jeremy Clarkson gets under the skin of 12 countries by looking at the cars people drive and how they drive them. This book presents hilarious travel writing.