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Die Handschrift Des Todes

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9783641042059
Genre : Fiction
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Ich kenne dein Geheimnis Ein Brief ohne Absender erreicht dich. Du sollst dir eine Nummer ausdenken. Irgendeine Nummer. Wer könnte dieser Versuchung widerstehen? Du drehst den Brief um, und da steht dieselbe Nummer, die du dir eben ausgedacht hast. Völlig zufällig. Glaubst du zumindest. Denn dann beginnt das Grauen, ein perfider Killer treibt sein Spiel mit dir. Und du bist ihm gänzlich ausgeliefert.
Category: Fiction

Let The Devil Sleep

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9780141960173
Genre : Fiction
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Let The Devil Sleep is the gripping third crime novel by John Verdon in the David Gurney series. Ten years ago a serial killer went quiet - now he's back. Dave Gurney, a retired NYPD homicide detective, agrees to meet a young woman making a documentary on The Good Shepherd. A decade ago a series of roadside shootings made The Good Shepherd killer headline news. But then the killings stopped, and nobody could say for sure why. Finding himself drawn back into the case, Gurney soon discovers new facts the original investigation missed and literally stakes his life on finding The Good Shepherd. He makes himself a target so that the killer will come for him. The latest puzzle masterpiece from the internationally bestselling author of Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight. John Verdon returns with another instalment in the David Gurney Series. Following the success of Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight comes John Verdon's latest masterpiece Let The Devil Sleep. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and James Hayman will love this series. Praise for John Verdon: 'The best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Tess Gerritsen 'Wow! Totally absorbing, brilliantly written. The best book I've read this year' The Sun John Verdon, a former Manhattan advertising executive, lives with his wife on a small hilltop in upstate New York. His first two Dave Gurney novels are Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight.
Category: Fiction

Think Of A Number

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 0307588947
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in the Dave Gurney series, Think of a Number is a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates Threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. But when oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle quickly ignite into a massive serial murder investigation, police are confronted with a baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air. Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney, a recently retired NYPD homicide investigator, soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and he wonders if he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped. A work that defies easy labels--at once a propulsive masterpiece of suspense and an absorbing immersion in the lives of characters so real we seem to hear their heartbeats--Think of a Number is a novel you’ll not soon forget.
Category: Fiction

Peter Pan Must Die Dave Gurney No 4

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9780385348416
Genre : Fiction
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In John Verdon’s most sensationally twisty novel yet, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney brings his analytical brilliance to a shocking murder that couldn’t have been committed the way the police say it was. The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD’s top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband -- who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother’s funeral. Peeling back the layers, Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan. Startling twists and turns occur in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the darkest cases of his career – one in which multiple murders are merely the deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil. Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than anyone had imagined. And the identity of the villain at the mystery’s center turns out to be the biggest shock of all.
Category: Fiction

Think Of A Number Dave Gurney No 1

Author : Hanzo Adem
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An extraordinary fiction debut, Think of a Number is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates, forcing its deeply troubled characters to moments of startling self-revelation. Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration, "Think of any number...picture it...now see how well I know your secrets." Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD's top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation. What police are confronted with is a completely baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air. Even more disturbing, the scale of his ambition seems to widen as events unfold. Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and finally, a dark, cold fear builds that he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped. In the end, fighting to keep his bearings amid a whirlwind of menace and destruction, Gurney sees the truth of what he’s become – what we all become when guilty memories fester – and how his wife Madeleine’s clear-eyed advice may be the only answer that makes sense.
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Der Ermittler

Author : Arthur Hailey
ISBN : 3442352118
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Shut Your Eyes Tight

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9780141960159
Genre : Fiction
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John Verdon returns with Shut Your Eyes Tight, the second book by in the David Gurney series. Once a cop. Always a cop . . . Ex-NYPD detective Dave Gurney is supposed to be retired. But people with problems keep knocking on his door. Like the police, for instance, who are baffled by a gruesome murder they just can't seem to solve. A young bride has been killed in the middle of her own wedding reception. The prime suspect - her new husband's Mexican gardener - is missing. As is the murder weapon - likely a machete - used to decapitate the bride. The police have drawn a blank. It's as if the killer has vanished into thin air. But when Gurney begins his investigations, he finds that a baffling murder is just the latest of many sadistic crimes committed by an individual who'll do anything to avoid capture. Following the success of Think of a Number, John Verdon's stunning follow-up novel, Shut Your Eyes Tight is just as scintillating. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and James Hayman will love this series. Praise for John Verdon: 'The best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Tess Gerritsen 'Wow! Totally absorbing, brilliantly written. The best book I've read this year' The Sun John Verdon, a former Manhattan advertising executive, lives with his wife on a small hilltop in upstate New York. His first two Dave Gurney novels are Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight.
Category: Fiction

Schlie E Deine Augen

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9783641042042
Genre : Fiction
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Raffiniert – rätselhaft – mitreißend Am Tag der Hochzeit beginnt das Grauen. Jillian, die junge Braut eines renommierten Psychiaters, wird auf groteske Weise enthauptet in der Gartenlaube aufgefunden. Der mutmaßliche Täter ist wie vom Erdboden verschluckt, der Fall scheint unlösbar. In ihrer Not beauftragt die Mutter des Opfers Dave Gurney, und wieder geht der pensionierte Top-Ermittler auf Verbrecherjagd. Schnell wird klar, dass Jillian nicht das einzige Opfer war – und dass nicht nur Gurneys eigenes Leben in höchster Gefahr ist.
Category: Fiction

White River Burning

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9781640090644
Genre : Fiction
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"It’s always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon’s tricky whodunits." —The New York Times Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception—learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly." "Verdon’s novels, now read in twenty languages, feature serpentine plots, heightening suspense, skillfully developed characters, and a rich sense of place." —Booklist (starred review)
Category: Fiction

Gangsterland

Author : Tod Goldberg
ISBN : 9783641174897
Genre : Fiction
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Hart und zynisch – ein moderner amerikanischer Thriller Mafiakiller Sal Cupertine hat es vermasselt. Durch Verquickung unglücklicher Umstände hat er in Chicago drei FBI-Beamte getötet – ein böser Fehler. Statt dafür von seinem Boss selbst ins Jenseits befördert zu werden, landet er nach diversen Gesichtsoperationen und entsprechendem Intensivstudium als Rabbi David Cohen in einer jüdischen Gemeinde in Las Vegas. Aber auch dort hat die Mafia ihre Finger im Spiel. Bald geht Rabbi Cohen nicht nur wieder seinem alten Gewerbe nach, sondern entdeckt weitere lukrative Betätigungsfelder, die sich mit der Rolle als Seelsorger aufs Beste vereinen lassen. Mit viel Witz verbindet Tod Goldberg in einem raffinierten Plot die Welt des organisierten Verbrechens mit Tora und Talmud – und das alles im glitzernden Las Vegas, diesem ruchlosen Gangsterland mitten in der Wüste.
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