Джон Ле Карре4.3 Этой книгой Джон Ле Карре, признанный мастер "шпионского романа", подтвердил свою репутацию классика интеллектуального детектива. Триумф майора Смайли - поимка "крота", внедренного в руководство Интеллидженс сервис, - оборачивается новой проблемой. Высокопоставленный двойной агент оказывается лишь прикрытием занимающего еще более важное положение, а потому намного более опасного советского шпиона. Расследование заходит в тупик, и Смайли приходится просить о помощи находящегося в отставке своего лучшего сотрудника, прозванного за ум и сообразительность Достопочтенным Школяром.
Eric Ambler0.0 In the shadowy areas of international law criminals work hard at figuring loopholes. One such wheelerdealer is Paul Firman. He pursues his own ends in a quiet, unobtrusive way. Why would anyone want to bother about him?
But he is unaware that an obsessive academician, Professor Krom, has stumbled on Firman's activities and is determined to expose him. Two of Krom's colleagues are on hand as witnesses as Krom prepares to confront Firman. But none have bargained with a third party threatening to put a permanent stop to the encounter.
The booby-trapped grounds of the Mediterranean Villa Lipp, a hovering motor cruiser, a sudden attack--Krom is prepared for none of these. But Firman, always cool and self-possessed, responds with force and decision, and in the end pulls Krom's chestnuts out of the fire.
Desmond Bagley3.7 On a beautiful summer evening in the quiet town of Marlow, a young woman is walking home from church. She passes a man who is looking at the engine of his car. He turns round, smiles at her ...and throws acid into her face. Then her father, the scientist George Ashton, disappears. And her sister, Penny, discovers that her husband-to-be, Malcolm, is a government agent. Why has Ashton disappeared, and why is Malcolm told to hunt for him? Who is George Ashton, anyway? And who is the enemy?
Edmund Crispin0.0 Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim's head is sent floating down the river, the village's rural calm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying and the entire community is involved in the murder hunt. While the rector, the major, the police and a journalist, desperate for the scoop of the century, chase false trails, it is left to Gervase Fen, Oxford don and amateur criminologist, to uncover the sordid truth.
Филлис Дороти Джеймс3.9 Загадочное преступление совершено прямо в лаборатории судебно-медицинской экспертизы - убийство, жертвой которого стал один из лучших экспертов.
Работа маньяка? Возможно.
Но маньяки не убивают просто так. Первый вопрос, который задает себе следователь, - почему убийца сделал именно такой выбор? И лишь вторым станет вопрос - когда и где будет нанесен следующий удар?..
Чтобы поймать убийцу - необходимо понять его мотивы...
Рут Ренделл4.8 Four members of the Coverdale family - George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles - died in the space of fifteen minutes on the 14th February, St Valentine's Day.
Eunice Parchman, the housekeeper, shot them down on a Sunday evening while they were watching opera on television. Two weeks later she was arrested for the crime.
But the tragedy neither began nor ended there.
'It will be an amazing achievement if she ever writes a better book' Daily Express
'A classic' The Times 'Ruth Rendell is not only the finest crime novelist there is, but one of the finest novelists writing in the English language' Scotsman.
Джон Уэйнрайт0.0 A man has been sentenced to eighteen years for rape. He is released after twelve, and returns to a wife who wants, in spite of everything, to stand by him and help him. But the man has other ideas. Men convicted of rape are not well-treated by their fellows in prison. This man, sensitive and civilized, had been treated very badly indeed. And he didn't consider that he'd committed rate at all. In his view he'd been framed - "set up". The people he blamed for framing him play a large part in the story that follows. There are also, as always with john WAINWRIGHT'S NOVELS, THE POLICEMEN; IT IS THE FAT, TOUGH, KINDLY Superintendent Lennox who uses all his energy and acumen to try and sort things out as they head towards a multiple, disastrous climax. John Wainwright is always a subtle and original storyteller. He has outdone himself here by the use of narrative techniques that make this new novel absolutely compulsive reading. Book Dust Jacket
Уильям Макилванни0.0 The unorthodox, complex, sardonically humorous, intriguing policeman Jack Laidlaw makes his debut in an engrossing tale of murder. In Glasgow, the city with the worst slums in Europe, a city of hard men, powerful villains, bitter victims and cynical policemen, Laidlaw uses unconventional methods.
Jonathan Gash0.0 Lovejoy knows that the legendary Judas Pair of flintlock pistols are just that--a legend. Or are they? By the time he finds out the truth, two people are dead, and Lovejoy has to pull a nifty scam to avoid the same fate. First in the Lovejoy series.