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Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
Bones of the Lost
Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Kathy Reichs returns with an unforgettable new novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an investigation into human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse, police find an airline club card bearing the name of prominent local businessman John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific fire months earlier. How did Story and the girl know each other? Was she an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered? Was he? Tempe must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans? As the complications pile on, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter, Katy, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the army. Meanwhile, Katy’s father, Pete, is growing frustrated by Tempe’s reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America to Afghanistan and right to the center of Charlotte. A tour de force of imagination, Bones of the Lost is a roller coaster of plot twists, punctuated by Tempe’s fierce wit and forensic know-how. “A genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News), Kathy Reichs is at her brilliant best in this sixteenth installment of the Temperance Brennan series. With the Fox series Bones in its ninth season, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
La caccia al deforme e sanguinario Jean-Baptiste Chandonne, il "lupo mannaro" accusato dell'omicidio di nove donne, sembra essersi conclusa con il suo arresto. Chandonne, però, continua a dichiararsi innocente. E se fosse vero? Se esistesse un secondo uomo?
Abbandonato il suo lavoro di patologa forense a Charleston, in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta viene convocata dal dipartimento di polizia di New York per esaminare Oscar Bane, un paziente dell'ospedale psichiatrico di Bellevue accusato di omicidio.
Author: Mercedes Lackey
The bestselling author of the Valdemar novels pens a classic tale about King Arthur's legendary queen. Gwenhwyfar moves in a world where gods walk among their pagan worshipers, where nebulous visions warn of future perils, and where there are two paths for a woman: the path of the Blessing or the rarer path of the Warrior. Gwenhwyfar chooses the latter, giving up the power that she is born into. Yet the daughter of a King is never truly free to follow her own calling. Acting as the "son" her father never had, when called upon to serve another purpose by the Ladies of the Well, she bows to circumstances to become Arthur's queen-only to find herself facing temptation and treachery, intrigue, love and redemption.
Author: Fernanda Pivano
Bearing False Witness
Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
As we all know and as many of our well established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history, Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and rightfully called “Hitler’s Pope,” the Dark Ages were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades were an early example of the rapacious Western thirst for riches and power. But what if these long held beliefs were all wrong? In this stunning, powerful, and ultimately persuasive book, Rodney Stark, one of the most highly regarded sociologists of religion and bestselling author of The Rise of Christianity (HarperSanFrancisco 1997) argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction. Why have we held these wrongheaded ideas so strongly and for so long? And if our beliefs are wrong, what, in fact, is the truth? In each chapter, Stark takes on a well-established anti-Catholic myth, gives a fascinating history of how each myth became the conventional wisdom, and presents a startling picture of the real truth. For example, Instead of the Spanish Inquisition being an anomaly of torture and murder of innocent people persecuted for “imaginary” crimes such as witchcraft and blasphemy, Stark argues that not only did the Spanish Inquisition spill very little blood, but it was a major force in support of moderation and justice. Instead of Pope Pius XII being apathetic or even helpful to the Nazi movement, such as to merit the title, “Hitler’s Pope,” Stark shows that the campaign to link Pope Pius XII to Hitler was initiated by the Soviet Union, presumably in hopes of neutralizing the Vatican in post-World War II affairs. Pope Pius XII was widely praised for his vigorous and devoted efforts to saving Jewish lives during the war. Instead of the Dark Ages being understood as a millennium of ignorance and backwardness inspired by the Catholic Church’s power, Stark argues that the whole notion of the “Dark Ages” was an act of pride perpetuated by anti-religious intellectuals who were determined to claim that theirs was the era of “Enlightenment.” In the end, readers will not only have a more accurate history of the Catholic Church, they will come to understand why it became unfairly maligned for so long. Bearing False Witness is a compelling and sobering account of how egotism and ideology often work together to give us a false truth.
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where she learns the story of Oscar Bane, an injured psychiatric patient who claims he was attacked by a stalker who was killing someone else at the time.
My Boyfriend Merlin
Author: Priya Ardis
Publisher: Priya Ardis
My Boyfriend Merlin picks up where King Arthur left off. Fast-forward a thousand years or so. The sword in the stone has come back to the Land and it chooses Merlin's ex-girlfriend as a candidate to be the next Arthur.
L'arciere di Azincourt
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Può, chi nasce sotto una cattiva stella, sfidare la sorte e vincere? Può, un solo uomo, tener testa a un intero esercito e cambiare l’esito di una guerra? Quella di Azincourt è una delle battaglie più famose della storia, teatro di uno scontro disperato tra l’esercito inglese e quello francese. Era il 25 ottobre 1415. Per gli inglesi rappresentò una straordinaria vittoria, che assunse dimensioni epiche molto prima che Shakespeare la immortalasse nel suo Enrico V... Nicholas Hook è un arciere inglese di umili origini che, per salvarsi da una condanna a morte, parte come mercenario per difendere Soissons, la città in mano al duca di Borgogna. Le informazioni che riporta in patria sulle atrocità dell’assedio, unite alla sua abilità nel combattere, gli fanno guadagnare credito presso re Enrico V, che lo vuole con sé nella campagna diretta alla conquista della corona francese. Là, sulla piana di Azincourt, i nemici, in netta superiorità numerica, verranno sconfitti in una battaglia nella quale Hook avrà un ruolo cruciale. Dal maestro del romanzo storico Bernard Cornwell, che ha appassionato tanti lettori nel mondo con le sue popolari serie, un’opera che rappresenta un unicum nella sua produzione: una vicenda costruita su una rigorosa documentazione, capace di far rivivere in tutta la sua realtà una delle battaglie più drammatiche della storia.