Author: Luca D'Andrea
Publisher: MacLehose Press
A CURSED PLACE. A COLD CASE. A KILLER WHO LEFT NO TRACE. The huge International bestseller. Gripping, unputdownable and packed with twists, The Mountain is a thriller that you will never forget. "Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbø" - Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica. Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now the depression and the nightmares are closing in. Only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach - a canyon in the Dolomites rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985 three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community whose mistrust of outsiders can turn ugly. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane. Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
La sustancia del mal
Author: Luca D'Andrea
El thriller literario del año. No devorarás este libro: este libro te devorará a ti. En 1985, durante una terrible tormenta, tres jóvenes son brutalmente asesinados en el Bletterbach, un enorme cañón tirolés cuyos fósiles cuentan la historia del mundo. Treinta años más tarde, el documentalista estadounidense Jeremiah Salinger se instala en la pequeña localidad alpina junto a su mujer y su hija pequeña y, a medida que va conociendo a los habitantes de la comunidad, se obsesiona con ese caso nunca resuelto. Nadie a su alrededor desea remover el pasado, como si aquel sangriento acontecimiento llevara consigo una maldición, y todos parecen esconder secretos inconfesables. Reseñas: «El libro os iluminará salvajemente y entenderéis por qué se ha traducido a más de 30 idiomas. Pues, como decía más o menos Pierre Lemaitre, en literatura, el crimen es tan poderoso como el amor.Y (aquí) hay mucho de ambos. [...] La identidad del asesino o asesinos no se nos revelará hasta la última página. Por entre medio gozaremos de múltiples indicios, líneas de sondeo que son un atolladero, giros inesperados y escenas de magnífica ternura en oposición a otras de gran tensión y discreta elegancia narrativa.» Ramón Ventura, El Periódico de Catalunya «Hay libros que de pronto estallan, como los volcanes. Es muy raro que esto pase con una primera novela, pero nadie sabe en realidad por qué sucede. D'Andrea ha escrito libros para niños y guiones para series de televisión. Pero tenía una historia que contar. [...] Impresionantes las escenas del protagonista con la Bestia, el alma del hielo blanco que te acompaña suavemente a la muerte. El enorme éxito no es casualidad.» Luis Algorri, Tiempo «Brutalidad humana y natural. Secretos y silencios. Sospechas a primera vista sólidas que se quiebran como algunas piedras. Suspense oscuro hastael final bajo la claridad de las nieves.» Fernando García, La Vanguardia «Se ha relacionado esta novela con el mejor Stephen King, con Jo Nesbo y Patricia Highsmith. Un thriller traducido a 30 idiomas que, por su atmósfera de niebla y pinos, su crimen sin resolver y su pueblo de secretos, bien podría ser Twin Peaks.» Harper's Bazaar «Un thriller electrizante y adrenalínico [...]. Una obra que atrapa porque combina los mejores ingredientes del género -ritmo muy ágil, giros sorprendentes y una espantosa amenaza del pasado- y en la que encontramos rastros de Stieg Larsson, Joël Dicker y de los grandes Stephen King o Jo Nesbø.» Mía «Excelente novela. Sobresaliente. Stephen King es el REY, pero que se aparte Nesbo, este es superior. MUY RECOMENDABLE.» Pere Sureda, director editorial de Navona «El thriller italiano que todo el mundo quiere publicar.» Il Post «En el campo del thriller es difícil ser original, pero Luca D'Andrea ha logrado escalar, hacha de hielo en mano, la pared rocosa de la ficción internacional de suspense.» Luca Crovi, Il Giornale «La naturaleza es la verdadera estrella, amenazadora, indomable. Una montaña que no perdona, un horror en las alturas.» Il Corriere della Sera «Con la fuerza de una avalancha, el thriller de este joven escritor italiano ha barrido como una tormenta el mundo de la edición. Su historia es tan magnífica como sus montañas.» Christopher MacLehose (editor de Stieg Larsson, Joël Dicker y Pierre Lemaitre en el Reino Unido)
Beneath the Mountain
Author: Luca D'Andrea
In Luca D’Andrea’s atmospheric and brilliant thriller, set in a small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, an outsider must uncover the truth about a triple murder that has gone unsolved for thirty years. New York City native Jeremiah Salinger is one half of a hot-shot documentary-making team. He and his partner, Mike, made a reality show about roadies that skyrocketed them to fame. But now Salinger’s left that all behind, to move with his wife, Annelise, and young daughter, Clara, to the remote part of Italy where Annelise grew up—the Alto Adige. Nestled in the Dolomites, this breathtaking, rural region that was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire remains more Austro than Italian. Locals speak a strange, ancient dialect—Ladino—and root for Germany (against Italy) in the world cup. Annelise’s small town—Siebenhoch—is close-knit to say the least and does not take kindly to out-of-towners. When Salinger decides to make a documentary about the mountain rescue group, the mission goes horribly awry, leaving him the only survivor. He blames himself, and so—it seems—does everyone else in Siebenhoch. Spiraling into a deep depression, he begins having terrible, recurrent nightmares. Only his little girl Clara can put a smile on his face. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach Gorge—a canyon rich in fossil remains—he accidentally overhears a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985, three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Although Salinger knows this is a tightlipped community, one where he is definitely persona non grata, he becomes obsessed with solving this mystery and is convinced it is all that can keep him sane. And as Salinger unearths the long kept secrets of this small town, one by one, the terrifying truth is eventually revealed about the horrifying crime that marked an entire village. Completely engrossing and deeply atmospheric, Beneath The Mountain is a thriller par excellence. “Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbø.”—La Repubblica
La substància del mal
Author: Luca D'Andrea
Publisher: ROSA VENTS
El thriller literari de l'any. No devoraràs aquest llibre, el llibre et devorarà. L'any 1985, durant una terrible tempesta, en Kurt Schaltzmann, en Markus Baumgartner i la seva germana Evi són brutalment assassinats al Bletterbach, un enorme congost tirolès els fòssils del qual expliquen la història del món. Al cap de trenta anys, en Jeremiah Salinger, un do cumentalista nord-americà que fa poc s'ha instal·lat a la zona amb la seva dona Annelise i la seva filla petita, s'obsessiona amb aquest cas sense resoldre. Tota la gent que l'envolta, començant pel seu sogre, en Werner, exdirector d'Ajuda Alpina i un dels homes que va descobrir els cossos mutilats, i acabant per la mateixa Annelise, són sospitosos del crim d'alguna manera i cap d'ells no vol remoure el passat. Tanmateix, és com si aquell esdeveniment tan sagnant arrossegués una maledicció que hagués despertat alguna cosa espantosa al Bletterbach, tan antiga com la mateixa Terra, que la gent donava per desapareguda. Podrà en Salinger descobrir la veritat i sobreviure-hi? Ressenyes: «El thriller italià que tothom vol publicar.» Il Post «Amb la força d'una allau pròpia de les muntanyes del Tirol, el thriller de debut d'aquest jove escriptor italià ha escombrat com una tempesta el món de l'edició. Els editors es passen la vida buscant algú que sàpiga contar bé una història; l'aparició d'un veritable escriptor amb un geni per a la narrativa és un bon motiu de celebració: la història és tan magnífica com les muntanyes que descriu.» Christopher MacLehose (MacLehose Press) «D'Andrea es pot comparar amb Stephen King i Jo Nesbø sense por d'exagerar.» La Repubblica «Si en el camp del thriller és difícil ser original, Luca D'Andrea ha aconseguit escalar, amb la destral de gel a la mà, la paret rocallosa de la ficció internacional de suspens.» Luca Crovi, Il Giornale «Un veritable mestre que aconsegueix combinar amb habilitat paisatge, tradicions i una història sorprenent.» La Stampa «La naturalesa és aquí la veritable estrella, amenaçadora, indomable. Una muntanya que no perdona, un horror a les altures.» Il Corriere della Sera «Una trama tan ràpida i inesperada que els ecos i les comparacions amb Jo Nesbø i Joël Dicker són inevitables.» Südtiroler Schriftsteller «D'Andrea ha construït una trama de ritme trepidant, sense descans, i desplega amb habilitat pistes, sospites i girs fins a la darrera pàgina.» Fabrizio D'Esposito, Il Fatto Quotidiano «Llegir-lo és com un electroxoc. Un thriller únic: tot l'inquietant, fascinant i poderós que un llibre pot arribar a ser.» Béatrice Duval (Denoël) «La substància del mal és una veritable experiència per al lector. En l'espai tancat d'una vall alpina, l'autor crea un mecanisme perfecte de suspens claustrofòbic, que, de vegades, voreja la por irracional. La por blanca.» Sander Knol (Xander) «Una novel·la que atrapa de manera incansable, que sorprèn el lector i li ofereix el plaer intens de llegir un escriptor que sap encisar amb la seva narrativa.» Jonathan Burnham (HarperCollins, USA)
Author: Luca D. D'Andrea, Alessandra Romanelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Presenting a wide array of information on chemical ligation – one of the more powerful tools for protein and peptide synthesis – this book helps readers understand key methodologies and applications that protein therapeutic synthesis, drug discovery, and molecular imaging. • Moves from fundamental to applied aspects, so that novice readers can follow the entire book and apply these reactions in the lab • Presents a wide array of information on chemical ligation reactions, otherwise scattered across the literature, into one source • Features comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage that goes from basics to advanced topics • Helps researchers choose the right chemical ligation technique for their needs
The Black-Eyed Blonde
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.
Point of Balance
Author: J.G. Jurado
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A top neurosurgeon is forced to choose between ending the life of the most important person in America or guaranteeing his own daughter's horrifying death"--Dust jacket flap.
My Struggle: Book 5
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The fifth installment in the eagerly awaited, internationally celebrated My Struggle series The fifth book of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s powerful My Struggle series is written with tremendous force and sincerity. As a nineteen-year-old, Karl Ove moves to Bergen and invests all of himself in his writing. But his efforts get the opposite effect—he wants it so much that he gets writer’s block. At the same time, he sees his friends, one by one, publish their debuts. He suspects that he will never get anything published. My Struggle: Book 5 is also a book about strong new friendships and a shattering love affair. Then one day Karl Ove reaches two crucial points in his life: his father dies and, shortly thereafter, he completes his first novel.
Author: Patrick Ness
Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls “beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written” is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.
The White City
Author: Karolina Ramqvist
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
A celebrated bestseller in Sweden, and the winner of the prestigious Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize, The White City is an arresting story of betrayal and empowerment as a criminal’s girlfriend is left behind to pick up the pieces of her imploded existence. Karin knew what she was getting herself into when she fell for John, a high-flying wheeler-dealer. But she never imagined things would turn out like this: John is gone and the coke-filled parties, seemingly endless flow of money, and high social status have been replaced by cut telephone lines, cut heat, and cut cash. All that remains of Karin’s former life is the mansion he bought for her—and his daughter, the child Karin once swore she would never bring into their dangerous world. Now she is on her own with baby Dream. As the authorities zero in on organized crime, John’s shady legacy is catching up with her. Over the course of a few days, Karin is forced to take drastic measures to claim what she considers rightfully hers so that she can start over. With slow-burning psychological intrigue and a seductive atmosphere, The White City is an intimate portrayal of one woman’s struggle to pull herself up from the paralyzing depths of despair and an unflinching examination of what it means to lose control—over your body and your life.
The House at Riverton
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.
Author: Luca D'Andrea
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Winter, 1974. Marlene has married Herr Wegener, the most feared man in South Tyrol, to escape a life of misery. Now, however, something has changed, and she cannot act anymore as if nothing had happened. She knows that her husband will never forgive her betrayal, but she decides to leave him after robbing him of an immense treasure, its value beyond any sum of money. When she runs off the road while trying to cross the border, Simon Keller saves her and takes care of her. He is a Bau'r a mountain peasant who lives on a lost farm. Meanwhile, Herr Wegener has unleashed a manhunt, drive by anger, but also by the trouble his wife's rebellion has put him in with the Consortium, a powerful criminal organisation. Marlene is to be pursued by the Right-hand Man, a ferocious and lethal hitman, who never rests until his contract is fulfilled. Soon Marlene will have to decide who represents the major threat to her life. Her husband, the hitman, perhaps even Simon. Or Lissy.
Author: Geir Tangen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The first in a superb new series from phenomenal author Geir Tangen, Requiem strikes a deliciously chilling chord. “A magnificent crime debut from Norway’s biggest crime blogger. Well-composed, well-written, funny, and brutal. In short: a great crime novel, with a few bold, unexpected twists at the end.” –Bok, Five Stars (Norway) "A great and thrilling crime novel."–Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) “There are crime novels you simply have to read. Geir Tangen is a master in his own right.” –Fyens Stiftstidene (Denmark) Journalist Viljar Gudmundsson is no stranger to chilling stories. So when he receives an anonymous e-mail in which the writer proclaims their intention to execute a woman for her unpunished crimes, he thinks the whole thing is a bad joke. Such things happen only in bad crime novels, after all. But the next day, the body of a woman is found, and Viljar receives a second e-mail with another verdict from this self-proclaimed judge, jury, and executioner. Viljar joins forces with Investigator Lotte Skeisvoll, who quickly realizes that the murderer is playing a deadly game with them. The clues are all pointing in the same direction, and the murders are strangely familiar...
Author: Nigel McCrery
Publisher: Vintage Books
Returning to work after overcoming his synesthesia--a neurological condition that causes him to "taste" sound--investigator Mark Lapslie has to find a way to make his condition work for him, before the serial killer he's investigating strikes again. Reprint.
The Invisible Mile
Author: David Coventry
A re-imagining of a true story, The Invisible Mile is a novel about the capacity of the human mind and body when stretched to their absolute limits, written in prose that calls to mind the works of Marilynne Robinson and John Banville, as well as Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad. In 1928, the Ravat-Wonder cycling team became the first English-speaking peloton to compete in the Tour de France. The riders, from faraway New Zealand and Australia, were treated as exotics and isolated from their surroundings by a thick barrier of language and culture. Underfinanced and undertrained, the team faced one of the toughest routes in the race’s history, 5,476 kilometers over unsealed roads through a landscape heavy with the legacy of the Great War. 162 cyclists began the race that year, only 42 finished. A deeply introspective and spiritual book, The Invisible Mile is narrated by a fictional rider from the Ravat-Wonder team. Speaking no French and knowing a scant few of his fellow riders, his race becomes a confrontation with memories of the Great War and a quest to understand his own place amongst its history. He rides on the alternating highs of cocaine and opium, pain and pleasure, victory and defeat. And as he nears the northern battlefields and his last, invisible mile, trauma, exertion, and his personal demons take over. The Invisible Mile is the story of one man’s struggle for survival in the face of physical and psychological hardship, a profoundly human story about guilt and redemption.