Der Kurzkrimi "Der Tod der alten Dame" von Andreas Kaminski erschien schon in gedruckter Form in der Anthologie "Düsseldorf linksrheinisch" im edition oberkassel Verlag, Düsseldorf. Die Geschichte basiert auf einer wahren Begebenheit. Der Mord an einer gut betuchten Witwe hatte sich in Krefeld ereignet und wochenlang für Schlagzeilen in den Zeitungen gesorgt. Schließlich hat der Autor die Geschehnisse aufgegriffen und für seinen Krimi in Düsseldorf neu verortet. Beim Eintreffen am Fundort der Leiche sieht es für die Düsseldorfer Ermittler Jo Brunner und Ingo Nowak zunächst wie ein gewöhnlicher Raubmord aus. Eine alte Dame wurde in ihrer Wohnung erdrosselt. Es finden sich Einbruchspuren, die Wohnung ist durchwühlt worden, und es fehlen das Handy der alten Dame sowie kostbarer Familienschmuck. Wie bei der realen Vorlage ermitteln die Beamten mühsam in alle Richtungen und erst "Kommissar Zufall" bringt die Ermittler auf eine heiße Spur. Bei "Der Tod der alten Dame" handelt es sich um einen klassischen Rätselkrimi, angereichert mit viel Lokalkolorit und einer Prise Humor. Ein moderner Sherlock-Holmes-und-Dr.-Watson-Plot, bei dem der junge Kriminalkommissar Ingo Nowak die Rolle des ich-erzählenden Dr. Watson übernimmt. "Der Tod der alten Dame" ist der Auftakt einer neuen Ebook-Krimireihe, die bei edition oberkassel erscheint.
The Girl Who Wasn't There
Author: Ferdinand von Schirach
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things. When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears. The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, THE GIRL WHO WASN'T THERE is dark, ingenious and irresistibly gripping.
The 12.30 from Croydon
Author: Freeman Wills Crofts
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
We begin with a body. Andrew Crowther, a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. Rather less orthodox is the ensuing flashback in which we live with the killer at every stage, from the first thoughts of murder to the strains and stresses of living with its execution. Seen from the criminal’s perspective, a mild-mannered Inspector by the name of French is simply another character who needs to be dealt with This is an unconventional yet gripping story of intrigue, betrayal, obsession, justification and self-delusion. And will the killer get away with it?
Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Softhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar must unravel a complex mystery involving blackmail and family tragedy when his client, celebrated rookie quarterback Christian Steele, receives a phone call from a supposedly-dead ex-girlfriend.
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A complex, gripping and deadly serious novel that reflects anew Slaughter's abundant talent.”—The Washington Post “An amazing effort . . . This is [Karin] Slaughter’s best book to date, and readers unfamiliar with her work will find this one a perfect place to begin.”—Associated Press There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Everything Faith learned in the academy goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room, a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions. She’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and trauma doctor Sara Linton to get some answers. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore, she’s a witness—and a suspect. To find her mother, Faith will have to cross the thin blue line and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Unseen. “An absolute master . . . Slaughter creates some wonderfully complex and mature female characters, a distinctive achievement in the world of thrillers.”—Chicago Tribune “Slaughter has always known how to pace the suspense in her stellar crime novels, but she really outdoes herself here. . . . [She] reveals the heart and soul of her characters within a highly choreographed, unrelentingly suspenseful plot.”—Booklist (starred review)
Descent to Hell
Author: Nic Parker
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
A man forced to enter mankind's most feared territory ... a child dragged into the underworld! When Charlie Ward's beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell! Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul.
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window. Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer. Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.