Вручение 7 сентября 2000 г.

Страна: США Место проведения: Денвер, Колорадо, Bouchercon XXXI Дата проведения: 7 сентября 2000 г.

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Peter Robinson 4.0
When a drought drains the local Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering a long-drowned small village and the skeleton of a murder victim from the 1940s, Detective Alan Banks and Detective Sergeant Annie Cabot must investigate the decades-old crime and unmask an evil secret from the past.
Ренни Айрт 0.0
Upon its original publication, River of Darkness awed readers who look for intelligent, well-plotted psychological mysteries. This “fine, frightening piece of work” (Kirkus Reviews) introduces inspector John Madden who, in the years following World War I, is sent to a small village to investigate a particularly gruesome attack. The local police dismiss the slaughter as a botched robbery, but Madden detects the signs of a madman at work. With the help of Dr. Helen Blackwell, who introduces him to the latest developments in criminal psychology, Madden sets out to identify and capture the killer, even as the murderer sets his sights on his next innocent victims.
Ян Бурк 5.0
For Four Long Years, No One Has Known What Became of Julia Sayre

On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene's best efforts, until now only one person has known where to find Sayre: her killer.
Nick Parrish, brilliant and sadistic, already faces the death penalty in a torture-murder case. Now he wants to cop a plea -- life imprisonment in exchange for directing police to the isolated mountain grave where he buried Julia Sayre. The D.A. agrees to the controversial deal, and form a specialized team of law enforcement and forensic experts to accompany Parrish on his grisly journey. When the Sayres and the newspaper pressure the D.A. to include Irene on the expedition, their wishes are honored over the protests of the team.
From the start, Parrish makes Irene the object of his unnerving attention. His knowing smile and relentless stares make her wonder if heavy chains, armed guards, and a protective search dog will be enough to keep him at bay.
But Nick Parrish's deadly plan to regain his freedom is already in motion, and Irene will need all her courage and ingenuity to remain the reporter -- not the victim -- in tomorrow's headlines.
Robert Crais 0.0
Los Angeles is a city of perpetual reinvention. Inviting, with a promise of infinite hope, it can also be a glittering landscape of debilitating isolation. The city's lost souls take comfort in its promise--the notion that tomorrow could be the day to start all over again, to transform oneself into someone else. Someone more powerful, more beautiful, more daring.

At the core of "L.A. Requiem" is Joe Pike, a former cop with a past as dark and foreboding as his demeanor. His only stable relationship is with his partner of twelve years, Elvis Cole, a talented and quick-witted PI with skeletons in his own past.

When Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, the duo is brought in by the woman's father to monitor the police investigation. But Pike's no stranger to the men and women in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, at least one of whom has been harboring a long-buried desire for revenge.

With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classic "The Long Goodbye", "L.A. Requiem" is the apotheosis of Crais's writing career--a gripping novel that envelops Cole and Pike in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets, and mortal passions that threatens to destroy their friendship, and leave one, or both, dead.

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Донна Эндрюс 3.0
Three Weddings...And a Murder

So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.

And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...
Кара Блэк 0.0
Aimée Leduc has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client’s house in the Marais, Paris’s historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous murder, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.
Эйприл Хенри 0.0
Why did dear departed Aunt Cady have an exquisite old painting buried beneath World War II paraphernalia? And how can a painting so dramatically shift Claire's perspective on everything from her uninspired love life to her ho-hum job in the Oregon state custom license plate division?MSTBF8
(must be fate)

A sophisticated art expert tells Claire the painting isn't valuable. Why, then, is she being followed, her hotel room getting ransacked, and her life being thrown in a state of havoc that reaches back to her quiet home in Portland? The closer Claire comes to the truth about her inherited masterpiece, the more questions--and trouble--she uncovers. Though offers of help are arriving in very intriguing packages, Claire is caught in the middle of a dangerous tug-of-war that can leave her either richer in body, soul, and bank book--or broken, battered, and pushing up daisies.
Крис Нери 0.0
Revenge of the Gypsy Queen is so much fun, it ought to be a crime! Featuring
Tracy Eaton — mystery writer, detective wannabe and the offspring of
wackily eccentric Hollywood stars. Tracy is always out of sync with the
*real* world, not to mention with her oh, so conventional husband, Drew.

Trouble always knows how to find her, but Tracy never expects it to pop up
during her sister-in-law, Marisa's, wedding — until the bride is kidnapped.
When her in-laws would rather meet the terms of the bizarre ransom demand
than inform the police, Tracy knows that finding Marisa will be up to her.

But the whole Eaton family begins behaving suspiciously — especially her
husband's lovable con-man uncle, who disappears under mysterious
circumstances. And the groom, who takes to riding in a gangster's
bulletproof limo. Even the family legend of the evil Gypsy queen comes under
Tracy's scrutiny — is it the childhood fable Marisa claimed it to be, or is
it a dark prophecy of things to come?

Tracy can't imagine the curious path justice will take or that she'll be the
keeper of the Eaton family secret.
Пола Л. Вудс 0.0
As an African-American woman in the predominantly white-male LAPD, homicide detective Charlotte Justice knows about heat. But now, thanks to twelve decent, pro-police jurors in Simi Valley, Los Angeles is a city rife with fires and riots. Forty-eight hours into the maelstrom, a prominent black doctor is mistaken for a car thief. Justice quickly defuses the violent confrontation, saving Dr. Lance Mitchell from a potentially savage beating by L.A.'s finest. But that's just the corner of a more ominous picture.

For the body of "Cinque" Lewis is found nearby with the good doctor's wallet beneath it. A one-time radical, Lewis murdered Justice's husband and baby girl in a hail of bullets thirteen years ago, then dropped out of sight. Navigating a terrain riddled with emotional land mines, defying the staunch LAPD hierarchy, Justice now sets out to uncover the shady truth connecting Mitchell and Lewis--but by reliving the tragic past, she may be forced to repeat it. . . .

Лучший роман в обложке

Лора Липпман 3.0
Тесс Монаган наконец определилась со своим призванием в жизни и обрела столь желанную стабильность. Хотя как сказать: работает она частным детективом, а это занятие подразумевает постоянный риск и множество неприятных сюрпризов. Вот и очередной из них – странное письмо из Техаса, сообщающее, что ее давний возлюбленный, эксцентричный музыкант по прозвищу Ворон, ""в большой беде"". Очень похоже на злую шутку, но куда в таком случае он исчез? И что значит его послание, похожее на те, что писали когда-то на своих дверях люди, бежавшие от закона?.. Особенности «DETECTED. Тайна, покорившая мир» - это современные триллеры и детективы, иногда с небольшой долей мистики. Преимущества Книги серии входят в ТОП-листы самых серьезных рейтингов, продаются миллионными тиражами и всегда производят сенсацию на рынке. Серия является преемницей серии Millennium (Misterium). Авторы В серии представлены ведущие современные создатели остросюжетной литературы (Стиг Ларссон, Ю Несбё, Элизабет Джордж, Камилла Лэкберг, Брайан Макгиллоуэй, Роберт Дугони, Йон Колфер и др.), а также абсолютная классика зарубежного детектива и культовые романы от Томаса Харриса, Марио Пьюзо и Агаты Кристи.
Кэролайн Роу 4.2
Испания, 1354 гол. Епископу Жироны Беренгеру необходимо приехать в Таррагону на совет епископов. Одолеваемый болезнями и попавший в немилость одновременно к королю Арагона и архиепископу Таррагоны, Беренгер с неохотой соглашается на эту поездку и просит своего личного лекаря Исаака сопровождать его. В довершение жена Исаака, несмотря на все уговоры, намерена ехать вместе с мужем и берет с собой Ракель, их с Исааком дочь. Однако настоящие неприятности еще впереди...
"Противоядие от алчности" - увлекательный исторический детектив канадского автора Кэролайн Роу (псевдоним историка и писательницы Мсдоры Сейл) из никла романов о расследованиях слепого лекаря Исаака из Жироны.
Робин Бёрселл 0.0
Gruesome slasher murders are spreading terror in San Francisco. The pressure is on the police force to track down the killer before another young woman is found, throat cut, body abandoned. Homicide Inspector Kate Gillespie is picked to lead the search with her partner, old-timer Sam Scolari.

This is the case that could make Kate's career. But the next victim stops her in her tracks--Sam's ex-wife. All evidence points to him. He goes underground, leaving Kate alone to prove his innocence, or his guilt.

Kate has to find the killer before the cops find Sam. Complicating matters is Mike "Torrid" Torrance, the sexiest Internal Affairs officer ever to carry a badge. He's watching Kate, an assignment that brings them far closer than they expected. Without a partner she can trust . . . with a killer and a cop watching her every move . . . can Kate find the truth before it's too late?
Tony Dunbar 0.0
The SIXTH subtle and humorous adventure in the Tubby Dubonnet series.


In Tony Dunbar’s books, New Orleans is The Big Sleazy squared. No one is safe, especially from their elected officials. Even if they are an elected official.

So what if Judge Hughes shared a few special moments with Sultana Patel—why is this a matter of public interest? “The stench from that courthouse fills the city,” roars D.A. Marcus Dementhe. “Those hypocritical men and women who wear the robes are filthy with deception.” And Dementhe has a zany plan to snare them.

Hughes, happily, has had the good sense to hire epicurean lawyer Tubby Dubonnet, whose laconic air is belied by his zeal to protect his clients. And what a web they’re ensnared in! But no matter how dire things get, Dunbar never loses his sense of humor:

"I think he's going to shoot us once we're out in the Gulf," Tubby whispered to the girl.
“His aura is green,” she agreed.

Half the fun of a Tubby Dubonnet book is watching his sly creator fit together a plethora of fascinating yet seemingly unrelated jigsaw pieces to form a picture you never saw coming. And the other half is hanging out with Tubby and his crew of eccentrics, sleazeballs, goofballs, and enticing, confusing babes in the Big Easy-to-Love.

WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Tremé, softshell crab po’ boys, Domilise’s, the Upperline Restaurant…wait, let’s start over—ok, legal mysteries, particularly Parnell Hall’s Steve Winslow series and anything by Lia Matera, comic mysteries, Elmore Leonard, funny lawyer movies like My Cousin Vinny, TV shows like Ally McBeal and Night Court; and everyone’s favorite New Orleans yarn, Confederacy of Dunces.
José Latour 0.0
From the hot writer everybody’s talking about — the author of the sensational Havana Best Friends.

Elliot Steill, the product of a brief union between his Cuban mother and an American-born labourer, is an unhappy teacher in Havana when a man claiming to be a friend of Steill’s deceased father arrives in Cuba and offers him the chance to escape. The plan goes dangerously amiss, and Steill is soon on the hunt through Miami’s mean streets for the man who betrayed him. To find him, Steill first has to figure out why he was singled out, an exercise that has him mentally searching his past in Cuba for clues.

The fast-paced story, which reveals as much about real life in Cuba as it does about the émigré community in Miami, sees Steill transformed into a man of hair-trigger reactions as he’s forced into playing an increasingly violent game of cat and mouse. In just one of the novel’s many twists, the teacher becomes the fast learner he has to be to navigate this new world of greed, corruption, and crime — but also of compassion so unexpected it is wrenching.

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Дэниел Сташовер 5.0
Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review)

This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as one of his adventures. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Teller of Tales sets aside many myths and misconceptions to present a vivid portrait of the man behind the leg of Baker Street, with a particular emphasis on the Psychic Crusade that dominated his final years-the work that Conan Doyle himself felt to be "the most important thing in the world.
Tom Nolan 0.0
When he died in 1983, Ross Macdonald was the best-known and most highly regarded crime-fiction writer in America. Now, in the first full-length biography of this extraordinary and influential writer, a much fuller picture emerges of a man to whom hiding things came as second nature. While it was no secret that Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar - a Santa Barbara man married to another good mystery writer, Margaret Millar - his official biography was spare. Drawing on unrestricted access to the Kenneth and Margaret Millar Archives, on more than forty years of correspondence, and on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Millar well, author Tom Nolan has done a masterful job of filling in the blanks between the psychologically complex novels and the author's life - both secret and overt. We come to a sympathetic understanding of the Millars' long, and sometimes rancorous, marriage and of their life in Santa Barbara, California, with their only daughter, Linda, whose legal and emotional traumas lie at the very heart of the story. But we also follow the trajectory of a literary career that began in the pages of Manhunt and ended with the great respect of fellow writers.

Лучший роман века

Дафна дю Морье 4.3
"Ребекка" - не просто самый известный роман Дафны Дю Морье.
Не просто книга, по которой снят культовый фильм А.Хичкока.
Не просто произведение, заложившее стилистические основы всех "интеллектуальных триллеров" наших дней.
"Ребекка" - это роман уникальный, страшный - и прозрачный, простой - и элитный. Роман, без которого не существовало бы ни "Степного волка" Гессе, ни "Кэрри" Кинга.
Реймонд Чандлер 3.5
Дело об исчезновении лихого ирландца, по чистой случайности ставшего мужем наследницы американского миллионера, выглядит почти водевильным... пока в него не вмешивается сама СМЕРТЬ.
И тогда водевиль превращается в расследование нелепо жестокого убийства мелкого шантажиста - первого преступления среди многих. Работа как раз во вкусе Марло!
Агата Кристи 4.5
Поначалу убийство эсквайра Роджера Экройда не казалось полиции загадочным - все указывало на виновность пасынка убитого. Но иначе считает Эркюль Пуаро, который недавно переехал в эти места, в очередной раз решив уйти на покой. Его попросила помочь племянница Экройда, которая не верит в виновность молодого человека. И Эркюль Пуаро начинает расследование, имея вокруг множество подозреваемых - родственников и знакомых эсквайра, каждый из которых был заинтересован в его смерти. Повествование ведется от имени доктора Шеппарда, последнего, кто видел Экройда живым. С помощью его записей Пуаро предстоит вычислить хитроумного преступника...
Дэшил Хэммет 3.5
Дэшил Хэммет, признанный классик американской детективной прозы, один из основателей жанра `крутого детектива`. Судьба его необычна: прежде чем заняться литературным трудом, он сменил десяток профессий. Любопытно, что Хэммет не один год прослужил в частном агентстве Пинкертона. В 1922 году он переехал в Голливуд, где и начал писать романы, прославившие его имя. Среди многочисленных произведений писателя наибольшей популярностью пользуются `Кровавая жатва`, `Проклятие Дейнов`, `Стеклянный ключ`, `Худой человек` и в первую очередь `Мальтийский сокол`. Все они экранизированы, причем Хэммет сам писал сценарии. `Мальтийский сокол` имеет три киноверсии. Успех романа вполне оправдан. В свое время видный американский критик назвал это произведение Хэммета `лучшим американским детективом всех времен`.
Дороти Л. Сэйерс 4.2
Было бы глупо отрицать, что сам город Оксфорд и его университет действительно существуют и включают множество колледжей и других зданий, некоторые из которых прямо упоминаются в этой книге. Поэтому ещё более необходимо решительно подтвердить, что ни у одного из персонажей, которые я поместила на эту сцену, нет копий в реальной жизни. В частности, колледж Шрусбери, с его донами, студентками и скаутами, полностью создан воображением; кроме того грустные события, описанные как происходившие в его стенах, не основаны на каких-либо событиях, которые когда-либо происходили где бы то ни было. Авторы детективных романов в силу своей малоприятной профессии обязаны придумывать пугающие и неприятные события и соответствующих людей, и (я предполагаю) имеют право вообразить, что могло бы произойти, если бы такие события и люди вторглись в жизнь невинного и упорядоченного сообщества.
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