Ataúd cerrado: Un nuevo caso de Hércules Poirot (Spanish Edition)
En el centenario de su creación, vuelve Hércules Poirot, el detective más famoso y brillante de la historia de la novela negra, que ha conquistado a más de 2 billones de lectores.
Irlanda, 1929. Lady Athelinda Playford, una reconocida escritora de novelas de detectives para niños, ha invitado a varias personas a pasar una semana con ella en Lillieoak, su casa de campo. Además de su hijo y su hija con sus respectivas parejas, su secretario personal y la enfermera de éste, también dos abogados, Gathercole y Rolfe, han sido citados, así como los detectives de Scotland Yard, Hércules Poirot y Edward Catchpool. Nadie conoce el motivo a semejante invitación. Sin embargo, el misterio es rápidamente desvelado: Athie anuncia que los herederos de toda su fortuna no serán sus hijos sino Joseph, su secretario, aquejado de una enfermedad terminal. ¿Qué razón ha impulsado a Athie a dejarle todo su dinero a alguien que no es de su familia? Pero todos los invitados deberán hacer frente a otra fatídica sorpresa: uno de ellos ha sido asesinado. ¿Quién y por qué ha cometido el crimen? El misterio está servido. ¿Será capaz el peculiar Hércules Poirot de desvelarlo?
Ata d cerrado
En el centenario de su creación, vuelve Hércules Poirot, el detective más famoso y brillante de la historia de la novela negra, que ha conquistado a más de 2 billones de lectores. Irlanda, 1929. Lady Athelinda Playford, una reconocida escritora de novelas de detectives para niños, ha invitado a varias personas a pasar una semana con ella en Lillieoak, su casa de campo. Además de su hijo y su hija con sus respectivas parejas, su secretario personal y la enfermera de éste, también dos abogados, Gathercole y Rolfe, han sido citados, así como los detectives de Scotland Yard, Hércules Poirot y Edward Catchpool. Nadie conoce el motivo a semejante invitación. Sin embargo, el misterio es rápidamente desvelado: Athie anuncia que los herederos de toda su fortuna no serán sus hijos sino Joseph, su secretario, aquejado de una enfermedad terminal. ¿Qué razón ha impulsado a Athie a dejarle todo su dinero a alguien que no es de su familia? Pero todos los invitados deberán hacer frente a otra fatídica sorpresa: uno de ellos ha sido asesinado. ¿Quién y por qué ha cometido el crimen? El misterio está servido. ¿Será capaz el peculiar Hércules Poirot de desvelarlo?
The Baltimore Boys
NOVEMBER 24, 2004 The day of the tragedy. The end of a brotherhood. The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus Goldman and his cousins Woody and Hillel. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys. The stunning new novel from the author of the global bestseller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair Translated from the French by Alison Anderson
Come Tell Me How You Live An Archaeological Memoir
Agatha Christie’s personal memoirs about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels.
The Girl Before
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before. Praise for The Girl Before “Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.”—Lee Child “The Girl Before generates a fast pace. . . . [J. P.] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book. . . . The single most ingenious touch is that we’re not provided either woman’s answers.”—The New York Times “J. P. Delaney builds the suspense.”—Vanity Fair “Immediate guarantee: You will not be able to put this book down. . . . Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will realize that there’s not only more where that came from, but it’s also more thrilling.”—American Booksellers Association “This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017. We may only be a few weeks into 2017, but we’re calling it early: This year, The Girl Before will be that book. The upcoming novel by author J. P. Delaney has all of the makings of a sexy murder mystery that is sure to hit the bestseller chart, and it already has the movie deal to prove it.”—InStyle “Delaney has created a genuinely eerie, fascinating setting in One Folgate Street. . . . The novel’s structure, volleying back and forth as first Emma and then Jane begin to question their improbable luck, is beautifully handled. The pages fly.”—USA Today “The house has a dark past and a landlord that’s anything but welcoming.”—New York Post, one of the must-read books of the week “The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the ‘top girl’ of this season’s suspense novels.”—The Washington Post “The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don’t miss it.”—Joseph Finder
Despite the heavy rain, the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd that by midday on National Election day, only a handful of voters have turned out. Puzzlement swiftly escalates to shock when eventually, after an extension, the final count reveals seventy per cent of the votes are blank - not spoiled, simply blank. National law decrees the election should be repeated eight days later. The result is worse; eighty-three per cent of the votes are blank. The incumbent government receives eight per cent and the opposition even less. The authorities, seized with panic, decamp from the capital and place it under a state of emergency. In his new novel, José Saramago has deftly created the politician's ultimate nightmare: disillusionment not with one party, but with all, thereby rendering the entire democratic system useless. Seeing explores how simply this could be achieved and how devastating the results might be.
No One Writes to the Colonel
Friday's are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty and monotony, scraping together the dregs of their savings for the food and medicine that keeps them alive. But on Fridays the postman comes - and that sets a fleeting wave of hope rushing through the Colonel's ageing heart. For fifteen years he's watched the mail launch come into harbour, hoping he'll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him all those years ago. Whilst he waits for the cheque, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. But until then the bird - like the Colonel and his wife - must somehow be fed...
The Seven Dials Mystery
A healthy young man dies in his sleep, despite the ringing of eight separate alarm clocks...
From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination. In Cold War England, Professor Henry Lytten, having renounced a career in espionage, is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own. He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie, an inquisitive young neighbor who, while chasing after Lytten's cat one day, stumbles through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape—remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about. There she meets a young boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives. Elsewhere, in a distopian society where progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite, the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine. When the authorities come knocking, she will make an important decision—one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worlds.
The Club Dumas
A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
The Shadow Man
Simon Winter comes out of retirement to stop an anonymous killer from the past who is stalking Holocaust survivors in Miami--a Nazi "catcher" known as Der Schattenmann--and finds himself matching wits with an expert on death.