´I read The House Swap in one breathless sitting. Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.´ Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said ´No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.´ When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they´ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son´s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple. On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness - it´s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life - signs of her life. The flowers in the bathroom or the music in the CD player might seem innocent to her husband but to her they are anything but. It seems the person they have swapped with is someone she used to know; someone she´s desperate to leave in her past. But that person is now in her home - and they want to make sure she´ll never forget . . . ´Sinister and compelling´ Woman & Home´You´ll be whipping through the pages´ Stylist´This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook´ Heat´A fantastic thriller - dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.´ Lee Child´An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.´ Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer´Rebecca Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing that you will be guessing right up to the last page. And it´s beautifully written too. I loved this book.´ Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait
A celebration of the home and inspirations of Christian Dior in Provence. Provence will forever be intertwined with the story of Dior. It was here that Christian Dior chose to have his holiday home, La Colle Noire, where his passion for nature and botany flourished. The grounds of this sumptuous estate were ideal for cultivating flowers and the fragrant scents that inspired his couture and perfume creations. This book explores the beautiful gardens, breathtaking scenery, and rich history of La Colle Noire and its connections with the Dior family. It traces the transformation of the elegant and luxurious La Colle Noire and follows the footsteps of Monsieur Dior on his excursions to favorite destinations such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes, revealing the couturier´s many haunts and inspirations in Provence. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, archival documents, and watercolor renderings, this gorgeous volume pays homage to the abundant beauty of this magnificent region and chronicles its influence on the fabled house of Dior.
Cigarettes After Sex´ Debütsingle ´´Nothing´s Gonna Hurt You Baby´´ ist mit inzwischen über 50 Millionen Views auf YouTube weiterhin gefragt und unterstreicht die große Begeisterung für den hypnotischen Pop Noir. Einstweilen vergleichen Kritiker die Band mit Künstlern wie Mazzy Star und Beach House, ziehen gar Parallelen zum melancholischen Pop einer Lana Del Rey. Die hypnotischen Stücke der Band schaffen es, die Zeit anzuhalten und in dunklen Samt zu verwandeln. Getragen werden die Songs von Gonzalez´ androgyner Stimme, die zwischen Melancholie und Sehnsucht pendelt.
Amateur sleuth and Child Protective Officer Foggy Moscowitz must find a missing girl with a special gift in this latest noir mystery set in Florida. Florida, 1976. Foggy Moscowitz knows he´s having a bad night when he wakes to find a gun pressed to his face. Nelson Roan has busted out of his prison cell and broken into Foggy´s house, demanding Foggy finds his eleven-year-old daughter, Etta. But as Foggy searches for Etta, it seems her father is not the only person who wants her found: Canadian mobsters, crazy New York Irishmen, the FBI and even the Seminole elite are all on her trail. But why? Etta has a special gift - and she knows something that certain people would go to any lengths to make sure stays buried in her memory. As Foggy helps Etta to reveal what she knows, he uncovers a sinister plot with tentacles that stretch further and higher than he could ever have imagined . . .
Detecting the South in Fiction, Film, & Television, edited by Deborah E. Barker and Theresa Starkey, examines the often-overlooked and undervalued impact of the U.S. South on the origins and development of the detective genre and film noir. this wide-ranging collection engages with ongoing discussions about genre, gender, social justice, critical race theory, popular culture, cinema, and mass media. Focusing on the South, these essays uncover three frequently interrelated themes: the acknowledgment of race as it relates to slavery, segregation, and discrimination; the role of land as a source of income, an ecologically threatened space, or a place of seclusion; and the continued presence of the southern gothic in recurring elements such as dilapidated plantation houses, swamps, family secrets, and the occult. Twenty-two critical essays probe how southern detective narratives intersect with popular genre forms such as neo-noir, hard-boiled fiction, the dark thriller, suburban noir, amateur sleuths, journalist detectives, and television police procedurals. Alongside essays by scholars, Detecting the South in Fiction, Film, and Television presents pieces by authors of detective and crime fiction, including Megan Abbott and Ace Atkins, who address the extent to which the South and its artistic traditions influenced their own works. By considering the diversity of authors and characters associated with the genre, this accessible collection provides an overdue examination of the historical, political, and aesthetic contexts out of which the southern detective narrative emerged and continues to evolve.
The screenplay for the cult film that took audiences by storm ´´Memento ´´is a remarkably layered, psychological-puzzle film that explores the narrative possibilities of noir, turning its detective into a surrogate for the spectator while forcing the audience to embark on the same kind of sleuthing its main character is involved in. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is a former insurance investigator who since his wife´s rape and apparent murder has suffered from a condition that renders him unable to form new memories. Despite his affliction, he´s vowed to find his wife´s killer and keeps track of his search with scribbled notes, Polaroids, clues tattooed on his body, and sheaves of documents. But as the film progresses everything Leonard holds as fact is undermined in a heart-pounding narrative that will keep audiences guessing until the final reel-and beyond. Also contained in this volume is the screenplay for ´´Following,´´ Christopher Nolan´s critically acclaimed debut. The film follows an aspiring writer who finds an unlikely ally in a burglar who claims he breaks into houses only to experience other people´s lives.´´´´
Dieses exklusive Set besteht aus der raren 7´´-Vinylsingle Magazine von Editors in GOLD, der Sonic Seducer Ausgabe 03-2018 und exklusiven Beilagen. Die Vinyl ist weltweit auf 249 Exemplare limitiert und handnummeriert! Kein Einzelverkauf im regulären Tonträgerhandel! In der großen Titelstory dieses Magazins dreht sich alles um das neue Editors-Album Violence, doch die Sonic Seducer Märzausgabe 2018 hat noch viel mehr zu bieten. Unter anderem ein 6-seitiges Special zum 20. Jubiläum des Depeche Mode Albums Ultra mit aktuellen Depeche Mode Liveberichten, außerdem Rezensionen, Interviews und mehr über Visions Of Atlantis, Nightwish, Qntal, Letzte Instanz, Ministry, Kraftwerk, Ost+Front, FAUN, Megaherz, Deine Lakaien, Funker Vogt, Illuminate, Hämatom, Bannkreis (Subway To Sally), Dita von Teese u.v.a. Zum Lieferumfang gehören außerdem 2 CDs, darunter eine ULTRA Tribute - A Compilation Of Exclusive Depeche Mode Coverversions genannte CD mit hörenswerten Coverversionen zahlreicher Hits von Depeche Mode sowie eine zweite CD mit 17 teilweise exklusiven Songs und Remixen von Roterfeld, Editors, The House Of Usher, Illuminate, Anna von Hausswolff u.v.a. ULTRA Tribute - A Compilation Of Exclusive Depeche Mode Coverversions (CD) 01. Tension Control Featuring Frontal - Barrel Of A Gun 02. Die Kammer - Home (Minimized Version) 03. MajorVoice - It´s No Good 04. Trilogy - Useless 05. Eisfabrik - Sister Of Night 06. Alex Sacher Featuring Robert Enforsen - Freestate 07. Bianca Stücker & Winus Rilinger - The Bottom Line 08. X-O-Planet - Insight Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 197 CD 01. Roterfeld - Bring Your Own Star To Life (Sonic Mix) [exklusiv] 02. Editors - Magazine 03. The House Of Usher - Ordinary Days 04. Illuminate - Selbsterkenntnis 05. Anna von Hausswolff - The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra 06. Helalyn Flowers - Kamikaze Angel 07. Lucid Dreaming - Man Of The Land 08. Siva Six - Forever 09. tEaR!doWn - Skin 10. Sleepwalk - Fck Pplsm 11. Phantom Winter - Frostcoven 12. Seraphim System - Come And See 13. Freakangel - In The Witch House 14. Metroland - Man In A Frame 15. TourdeForce - Die Toteninsel 16. C-Lekktor - Animals 17. Gnaw Their Tongues - Genocidal Majesty Artists Das Abendland Projekt, Bannkreis, Cardinal Noire, C-Lekktor, Crimer, Darkness On Demand, Scarlet Dorn, Editors, EIS, Essaie Pas, Fever Ray, Funker Vogt, Gnaw Their Tongues, Anna von Hausswolff, The House Of Usher, Illuminate, Letzte Instanz, Long Distance Calling, Lo Moon, Lucid Dreaming, Megaherz, MGT, Ministry, Nightwish, Ost+Front, Phantom Winter, Prothése, Qntal, Sällskapet, Schattenmann, Schwarzer Engel, Schyzzo, Seraphim System, Dita von Teese, TourdeForce, Tribulation, Trisomie 21, Visions Of Atlantis Basics 5 Records, Abo, Editorial, Hatebox, PreView, Verlosung Media Album & Tipp des Monats, Books, CD-Reviews, DVD Movie, Film-Highlights, Now Playing, Soundcheck, Tooltime Visit Discography Revisited: FAUN, Events, Stage: Deine Lakaien, Stage: Depeche Mode, Stage: Kraftwerk, Stage: Symphonic Metal Nights, Studio: Dimmu Borgir, Tourbook: Hämatom, Tourpräsentationen, Tourdaten
____________________________ ´A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption.´ IAN RANKIN FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THEN SHE WAS GONE In a large house in London´s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They´ve been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets. A compulsive new thriller from Lisa Jewell. ____________________________ ´Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.´ RUTH WARE ´You don´t read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it. It takes huge talent to establish a whole world in the turn of two pages.´ ERIN KELLY ´I had an unrelentingly pleasurable and thrilling for-God´s-sake-tell-me-what-happened sensation in my stomach for the entire read ... Stupendous!´ RUTH JONES ´Absolutely brilliant. Great characterisation, a fascinating and dark set up and a great conclusion. She´s always great but this is next level stuff.´ SARAH PINBOROUGH ´Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. Lisa´s Jewell´s The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper.´ AJ FINN ´Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I´m in for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best´ CL TAYLOR ´I had hoped to save The Family Upstairs for my holiday, but failed miserably ... I was hooked from the first page. I think it´s her best yet and hands down my favourite book so far this year.´ ALICE FEENEY ´Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better.´ JANE CORRY ´The perfect poolside read. The perfect anywhere read, to be honest. This book is riveting, moving, and out in August. Highest possible level of recommendation.´ SOPHIE HANNAH ´This is my pick of the crop of thrillers out this month ... Lisa Jewell is brilliant at creating a menacing atmosphere and this is almost unbelievably tense at times.´ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ´It´s absolutely bloody brilliant and I can´t tell you much I wish I´d written it.´ TAMMY COHEN ´It´s SO GOOD!´ INDIA KNIGHT ____________________________ Early readers are obsessed with The Family Upstairs: ´I read so many books in the crime/mystery genre that it becomes harder to find a book that stands out. This one succeeded!! Hooked from page one´ ´I totally adored this book. All of Lisa Jewell´s books are fabulous, but something about this one is extra special.´ ´Absolutely absorbing ... thoroughly enjoyed it´ ´Kept me captivated from the very beginning ... Definitely worth reading - as long you like reading into the night!´ ´Everything you could wish for in a book. I devoured it.´ ´Every now and then - not often - you get a psychological drama that lives up to its promise. One that has you hooked from the outset and keeps you reading long after bedtime. The Family Upstairs in one such book.´ ´Wow!!´ ´What a book. Clever would be an understatement. And those last pages left me with chills. The concept had me intrigued and the execution had me captivated. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!´
Summer 1931 in seedy Bayswater and James Ross is on his uppers. An aspiring writer whose stories nobody will buy (´It´s the slump´), with a landlady harassing him for unpaid rent and occasional sleepless nights spent in the waiting room at King´s Cross Station, he is reduced to selling carpet-cleaning lotion door-to-door. His prospects brighten when he meets the glamorous Suzi (´the red hair and the tight jumper weren´t a false card: she really was a looker and no mistake´), but their relationship turns out to be a source of increasing bafflement. Who is her boss, the mysterious Mr Rasmussen - whose face bears a startling resemblance to one of the portraits in Police News - and why he so interested in the abandoned premises above the Cornhill jeweller´s shop? Worse, mysterious Mr Haversham from West End Central is starting to take an interest in his affairs. With a brief to keep an eye on Schmiegelow, James finds himself staying incognito at a grand Society weekend at a country house in Sussex, where the truth - about Suzi and her devious employer - comes as an unexpected shock. Set against a backdrop of the 1931 financial crisis and the abandonment of the Gold Standard, acted out in shabby bed-sitters and Lyons tea-shops, At the Chime of a City Clock is an authentic slice of Thirties comedy-noir. Praise for Kept: A Victorian Mystery: ´Very entertaining and well done, with a sharp appreciation for the details´ The Times ´An ingenious tale of madness, murder and deception.´ The Guardian ´A stylish page-turner ... all done with humour and cunning.´ Sunday Telegraph