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Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports (Third Edition)

Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
Authors:
Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves

You've booked your cruise through Northern Europe: now what? Explore Europe's magnificent port cities with Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports!Rick Steves' expertise on how to have a meaningful cultural experience when you only have a few hours in each cityUnlike other cruising guidebooks, Rick focuses on the main attraction: the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia and Northern Europe Full coverage of 18 ports of callOne-day itineraries for exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Bergen, Stavanger, and the Norwegian FjordsThe best of local flavors, haunts, and landmarks from the top sightseeing destinations to hidden gemsRick's reliable tips and candid humorous advice on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist trapsUseful tools including logistics for getting from the cruise terminal to town, overviews of each country, maps, photos, and mini-phrasebooksTravel strategies covering how to choose, book, and plan your trip, as well as how to save time and money on and off the shipEurope's majestic port cities are at your fingertips with Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports.Cruising the Mediterranean? Pick up Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports!Full list of coverage: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Gdansk, Sopot, and the Port of Gdynia, Poland; Berlin, Warnemünde, and Rostok, Germany; Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Flåm, and Geirangerfjord, Norway; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Bruges, Brussels, Zeebrugge, and Ghent, Belgium; London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, and Canterbury, England; Paris, Le Havre, Honfleur, Rouen, and the D-Day Beaches, France

Corsair

The Thought Gang

Tibor Fischer
Authors:
Tibor Fischer
Sphere

The Sons

Anton Svensson
Authors:
Anton Svensson
Nation Books

Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits

John Merriman
Authors:
John Merriman
Fleet

The Burning Girl

Claire Messud
Authors:
Claire Messud

A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs.Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge: while Julia comes from a stable, happy, middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her single mother, Bev. When Bev becomes involved with the mysterious Anders Shute, Cassie feels cruelly abandoned. Disturbed, angry and desperate for answers, she sets out on a journey that will put her own life in danger, and shatter her oldest friendship. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, The Burning Girl is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. Claire Messud brilliantly mixes folklore and Bildungsroman, exploring the ways in which our made-up stories, and their consequences, become real.

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Acts of Vanishing

Fredrik T. Olsson
Authors:
Fredrik T. Olsson

'Olsson has the page-turning power of Michael Crichton'The SunA father's search. A daughter in danger. A terrifying secret.It was ten past four on the afternoon of the third of December. Everything was darkness and ink, and the snow falling turned to water.Through it ran Sara Sandberg, the girl who was about to die, and somewhere in the cold, lead-grey hell that was Stockholm was a man who called himself her father.In her rucksack, she had a warning for him.Now whether he would receive it or not was all down to her.From international bestseller and renowned Swedish screenwriter Fredrik T. Olsson comes a gripping, visionary Swedish thriller that's impossible to put down.Praise for Fredrik T. Olsson:'Boy are you ever going to love this book'Simon Toyne'A colourful blockbuster'Independent 'Gets high marks for developing an original concept and building suspense'Publishers Weekly

Little, Brown

The Half-Drowned King

Linnea Hartsuyker
Authors:
Linnea Hartsuyker

'Lovers of epic rejoice!...A vivid and gripping read' Madeline Miller, author of the Orange Prize Winner 2012 for The Song of Achilles'Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway' Paula McClain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the SunSince the death of Ragnvald Eysteinsson's father in battle, he has worked hard to protect his sister Svanhild and planned to inherit his family's land when he comes of age. But when the captain of his ship tries to kill him on the way home from a raiding excursion, he must confront his stepfather's betrayal, and find a way to protect his birthright. It is no easy feat in Viking-Age Norway, where a hundred petty rulers kill over parcels of land, and a prophesied high king is rising. But where Ragnvald is expected to bleed, and even die, for his honour, Svanhild is simply expected to marry well. It's not a fate she relishes, and when the chance to leave her stepfather's cruelty comes at the hand of her brother's arch-rival, Svanhild is forced to make the ultimate choice: family or freedom.Drawing from the Icelandic Sagas, The Half-Drowned King takes inspiration from the true story of Ragnvald of Maer, the right hand man of King Harald Fairhair, first king of all Norway, and his sister, Svanhild, as she tries to find freedom in a society where the higher her brother rises, the greater her worth as a political pawn.

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Bad Dog

Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Authors:
Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy

Lou MacMayor, president of the Institute of Nationalized Humane Health Care, has the solution to America's health insurance problems. He's figured out how to take a huge bite out of costs by using brilliantly trained Swedish Elkhounds to sniff out, then snuff out, those costly, disease-carrying people who send premiums skyrocketing.Though the cost benefit of culling the herd of humanity looks great on paper, in reality it's fairly messy business, and the dog attacks plaguing the U.S. have come to the attention of CURE. Harold Smith wants to know who let the dogs out, and why they are attacking the elderly and infirm. Remo's happy to turn MacMayor and his Scandinavian breeder into hamburger - but it's the elusive, mysterious dog handler known as The Foreman whose extraordinary skills give new meaning to the phrase "dog eat dog." Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

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Sinatra

James Kaplan
Authors:
James Kaplan

Finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed 'The Entertainer of the Century,' deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover and associate of the powerful and infamous.In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively-readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of the stage and screen. The story of 'Ol' Blue Eyes; continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year;did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments.

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The Father

Anton Svensson
Authors:
Anton Svensson

'A powerful real-life story'GuardianAn epic crime thriller for fans of Jo Nesbo, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who became Sweden's most successful criminals - written by their real brother.None had committed a crime before. All were under 24 years old. All of them would be changed forever.In this intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller, the real-life fourth brother, who was not involved in the real robberies, tells of three boys who grew from innocent children to become public enemy number one - and of the man who made them that way.'Unique and stunning. One of the most powerful novels you'll read this year'Stephen Booth'The emotional centre of the story is truly compelling . . . the sweep and scope are epic'Herald'Superior. . . builds to a breathless climax'Sun'A deep, clean cut into the body of fathers, sons, loyalty and family'Sainsburys Magazine'Will delight fans of Nordic Noir'Crime Fiction Lover'Mind boggling and captivating'The Crime Warp'An incredible story'Crime Time'Incredibly efficient and easy to read . . . gripping and thrilling'Helsingborgs Dagblad, Sweden'An unbelievably exciting and authentic story. . . One of the year's best crime stories'Östran, Sweden'An insider story that beats any action film'Aftonbladet, Sweden'A remarkable blend of fact and fiction'Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden'Many of the scenes stick with you'Expressen, Sweden'A powerful and riveting reading experience'Deckarbloggen, Sweden'One of the summer's best thrillers'Café, Sweden'The action in The Father is captivating. It holds us in suspense from the first page to the last'LitteraturMagazinet, Sweden'I have a soft spot not only for suspense novels, but also for coming-of-age stories; here, I get both!'Bokbabbel, Sweden'The craftsmanship in this novel is first-class. It is both exciting and dramatic in an almost cinematic way'Gefle Dagblad, Sweden'It is hard to put The Father down for more than the briefest moment. It is an empathetic story that vividly portrays perpetrators, victims and police'Upsala Nya Tidning, Sweden'It is captivating to read about the inner workings of a gang of robbers'Borås Tidning, Sweden'A very clever suspense novel, a classic story of crime and punishment that is simultaneously a gripping family drama with a genuinely painful element'BTJ, Sweden'The Father is more than a traditional suspense novel. It is also a story of exclusion, a fractured family, an unfamiliar Sweden and a kind of honour culture. This is why it is so totally relevant to us'Mariestads-Tidningen, Sweden'The Father isn't just exciting - it also gives a sincere picture of a home that is a far cry from that of your average Joe'Ölandsbladet, Sweden'A thrilling novel that becomes something much more than a book you can't put down'Tara, Sweden'A flawlessly constructed thriller'Femina, Sweden'The Father is thoroughly exciting from the first line to the last. Seductively well-written'Kristianstadsbladet, Sweden'A gripping coming-of-age story, flush with exciting scenes and the psychological battle between father and son'Falu-Kuriren, Sweden'The Father is a novel where we know already from the beginning how it will all end, but the way there is worth our while'Aftonbladet, Sweden'A book that seems infallible: bring on the cartloads of stars, the stellar reviews and the millions of readers'de Volkskrant, Netherlands'The Father is a book that will elicit a lot of response, a must-read for every crime lover. Actually, a must for anyone who likes to read'Hebban, The Netherlands'An incredible crime novel'Brabants Dagblad, Netherlands'The meticulous preparation and execution of the robberies are depicted stunningly' NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands'It is amazing how much tension the authors create while merely describing the preparations for the robberies. Even more exciting are the robberies themselves'VN Thriller & Detective Guide, Netherlands'Never before have I read a book that so successfully explains how people can end up as criminals'Het Nieuwsblad, Netherlands'The Father provides an intriguing insight in the criminal life'De Telegraaf, Netherlands'The Father is a technically wonderful novel crafted with breathtaking cleverness' Corriere della Sera, Italy'Totally crazy, totally reckless and totally brilliant: a well-researched fictional reality of a book ... the best crime thriller of the year so far'Nordjyske Stiftstidende, Denmark'The structure is strictly cinematic: well-formed scenes with sharp dialogue and seamless progress, making reading a pleasure. Once you've started reading, it's hard to put the book down'Politiken, Denmark'It's extremely well written, thrilling, gripping, gruesome, cheerful, anguished, heartwarming, and ice cold - spectacular in all ways. The Father is a world-class piece of fiction'Fredericia Dagblad, Denmark'[An] action-packed page turner - not for the faint of heart'Elle, Germany

Robinson

Summer Light

Andrew Stevenson
Authors:
Andrew Stevenson

Endless summer days and vast wilderness: Norway is an outdoor paradise almost too good to be true. Andrew Stevenson's affectionate luminous account reveals the magical appeal of this Scandinavian wonderland as he walks and cycles (and gets stuck in the odd snowdrift) across the country from Oslo to Bergen Staying at clifftop farms, climbing the country's highest mountains or taking a side trip far to the north of the Arctic circle, Andrew gets under Scandinavia's skin as only someone who has lived there and speaks the language can. As he introduces a land he loves to the new love of his life, he comes to peace with a country of light-and darkness.

Trapdoor

Forty Days Without Shadow

Olivier Truc
Authors:
Olivier Truc
C & R Crime

Exit The Thief

Danny Miller
Authors:
Danny Miller

When Vince Treadwell spots a famous jewel thief in Soho one night and the next day reads about a daring robbery at the Ritz, he takes it upon himself to investigate the case as the missing jewels belong to the beautiful French movie star Capuchine, with whom Vince is smitten. But it soon leads to murder - and he is the chief suspect. In prison and looking at a life sentence, Vince is offered a lifeline from his old friend at Interpol, Ray Dryden. He wants Vince to go undercover and return the jewels to the movie star, who is secretly dating hotshot producer, Carlo Messina. But in reality Messina is one of the biggest gangsters in Marseille , running a heroin pipeline to America. So after a daring prison escape, and armed with fake jewels, Vince finds himself on the French Riviera - and it just happens to be the eve of the 1965 Cannes film festival. Against the backdrop of movie star glamour, Vince soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the charismatic and psychotic criminal; a man for whom movies and reality are indivisible, and murder and mayhem are on the script.

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The Preacher

Sander Jakobsen
Authors:
Sander Jakobsen

'You will never find me.'Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday? Lead investigator Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out.And then a second woman is shot dead.There is seemingly nothing to link the two victims, and the police move on, desperate for a lead. But someone out there has a deadly secret. And as events begin to play out - masterminded by a strange and bewitching figure - all of their worlds are about to come crashing down . . .An ingenious thriller from an exciting new Danish talent. Will you guess the secret to unlock the killer twist?

Trapdoor

The Devil's Sanctuary

Marie Hermanson
Authors:
Marie Hermanson
Trapdoor

Sebastian Bergman

Hjorth Rosenfeldt
Authors:
Hjorth Rosenfeldt

The massive Swedish international bestseller and the first in the Sebastian Bergman series. Now a hit BBC4 TV drama starring Rolf Lassgård, the original WALLANDER, as Bergman.Sixteen-year-old Roger has vanished. Days pass and Västerås Police do nothing, blaming his disappearance on teenage antics. Then Roger's pale, mutilated body is found floating in a shallow marshland pool, his heart missing, and the experts descend.They need Sebastian Bergman: widower, psychologist, top criminal profiler and one of Sweden's foremost experts on serial killers. Since losing his wife and child Sebastian has become numb to the outside world and has no interest in taking on the murder case - until he is blindsided by a secret from his past. Desperate for access to confidential police files, he agrees to join the investigation and it's not long until the brittle web of lies and deception seizes his full attention...A page-turning, atmospheric thriller to rival Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson.

Orbit

Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey
Authors:
James S. A. Corey
C & R Crime

Frozen Out

Quentin Bates
Authors:
Quentin Bates

The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik's police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters.Although under pressure to deal with the matter quickly, she is suspicious that the man's death was no accident and once she has identified the body, sets about investigating his final hours.The case takes Gunnhildur away from her village and into a cosmopolitan world of shady deals, government corruption and violence. She finds herself alone and less than welcome in this hostile environment as she tries to find out who it was that made sure the young man drowned on a dark night one hundred kilometres from where he should have been - and why.

Piatkus

Assassins Of Athens

Jeffrey Siger
Authors:
Jeffrey Siger
Basic Books

The Gangs of Chicago

Herbert Asbury
Authors:
Herbert Asbury

This classic history of crime tells how Chicago's underworld earned,and kept,its reputation. Recounting the lives of such notorious denizens as the original Mickey Finn, the mass murderer H. H. Holmes, and the three Car Barn Bandits, Asbury reveals life as it was lived in the criminal districts of the Levee, Hell's Half-Acre, the Bad Lands, Little Cheyenne, Custom House Place, and the Black Hole. His description of Chicago's infamous red light district,where the brothels boasted opulence unheard of before or since,vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago. The Gangs of Chicago spans from the time "Slab Town" was settled to Prohibition days. The story of Chicago's golden age of crime climaxes with a dramatic account of the careers of the "biggest of the Big Shots": Big Jim Colosimo, Terrible Johnny Torrio, and the elusive Al Capone. Photographs and illustrations round out this telling of Chicago's early underworld. "Still the most detailed, reliable, and readable account of the nether side of Chicago's first century, deserves reading and rereading....",Perry R. Duis, Chicago historian