Cadres noirs

By Pierre Lemaitre

Alain Delambre est un cadre de cinquante-sept ans anéanti par quatre années de chômage sans espoir. 

Ancien DRH, il accepte des petits jobs démoralisants. À son sentiment de faillite personnelle s’ajoute bientôt l’humiliation de se faire botter le cul pour cinq cents euros par mois… 
Aussi quand un employeur, divine shock, accepte enfin d’étudier sa candidature, Alain Delambre est prêt à tout, à emprunter de l’argent, à se disqualifier aux yeux de sa femme, de ses filles et même à participer à l’ultime épreuve de recrutement : un jeu de rôle sous los angeles forme d’une prise d’otages. 

Alain Delambre s’engage corps et âme dans cette lutte pour regagner sa dignité. 
S’il se rendait soudain compte que les dés sont pipés, sa fureur serait sans limite. 
Et le jeu de rôle pourrait alors tourner au jeu de massacre.

À propos de son précédent roman, Robe de marié
« Un type incarné qui tranche (net) avec le tout-venant du suspense. » 
                              Alexis Brocas, Le journal littéraire

« Un authentique chef-d’œuvre. » 
                             Roger Martin, L’Humanité

« Un roman qui fait peur, juste comme on aime frissonner. Avec plaisir. » 
                            Brigitte Hernandez, Le Point

« Du cousu major, à même los angeles peau, à lire pour le meilleur. » 
                            Hubert Prolongeau, Elle

« Un polar parfaitement orchestré. » 
                           A.K, Marianne

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Playing for the Ashes

By Elizabeth George

"The tale starts with my father, truly, and the truth that i am the only who is accountable for his death.  It used to be no longer my first crime, as you'll find, however it is the only my mom could not forgive."

In her mind-blowing New York Times bestseller, acclaimed writer Elizabeth George unearths the even darker fact in the back of this startling confession. Playing for the Ashes is a wealthy story of ardour, homicide and love during which Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers once more locate themselves embroiled in a case the place nothing—and no one—is fairly what it seems.  Intense, suspenseful and brilliantly written, Playing for the
will make readers "search out the sleuthing pair's first six adventures...a treasure," as Cosmopolitan envisioned of their overview.

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Time Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

by the point psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the college the wear was once performed: A sniper had opened hearth on a crowded playground, yet was once gunned down ahead of any young ones have been hurt.
“Virtually very unlikely to place apart till the ultimate scary showdown.”—People
whereas the television information crews feasted at the scene and Alex begun his remedy periods with the traumatized teenagers, he couldn’t get away a twin of a mild teen clutching a large rifle. What was once the id at the back of the identify and face: a would-be murderer, or simply one other sufferer underneath an detached California sky? Intrigued by way of a request from the sniper’s father to behavior a “psychological post-mortem” of his baby, Alex starts to discover a wierd pattern—it is a path of blood. within the lifeless sniper’s previous was once a gloomy and cruel plot. And in Alex Delaware’s destiny is the stuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of actual human evil.

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Worst Case (Michael Bennett)

By James Patterson

THE WOMEN'S homicide membership HAS SAN FRANCISCO.


Best case: Survival
The son of 1 of recent York's wealthiest households is snatched off the road and held hostage. yet this kidnapper is not hard funds. as a substitute, he quizzes his prisoner at the fee others pay for his lifetime of luxurious . . . and flawed solutions are fatal.

Worst case: Death
Detective Michael Bennett heads the research. With ten young children of his personal, he cannot comprehend what may lead anyone to focus on anyone's teenagers. while one other pupil from a strong kin disappears, the FBI sends in its best abduction professional: Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's activity and love lifestyles without notice get much more complicated.

This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it
Before Bennett has an opportunity to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the killer mastermind alterations his regimen. His plan leads as much as the main devastating demonstration yet-one which could deliver cataclysmic destroy to each inch of latest York urban.

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Deepwater: A Novel

By Matthew F. Jones

"Matthew F. Jones's Deepwater is among the most sensible novels to pass my table this yr. packed with darkness and rage and nightmares its premise conjures up James M. Cain's The Postman consistently jewelry two times. Brilliantly written, sweatily erotic, and unbearably suspenseful, Deepwater should still cross on to the pinnacle of your studying list." - Les Roberts, The Cleveland undeniable broker

"Jones and Daniel Woodrell are the major modern authors of nation noir, a subgenre whose roots hint again to James M. Cain's submit guy constantly jewelry two times. Jones builds stress from likely contradictory assets: the noirist's stock-in-trade, the catastrophe ready to ensue, and the crackling unpredictability that comes from the professional melding of genres: noir mystery crossed with mental horror." - invoice Ott, Booklist *Starred evaluation

Jones turns boondocks noir into hallucinogenic horror as...the postman earrings back in a malignant pastoral of steamy intercourse, Oedipal terror, and some too many Faulknerian fever dreams." - Kirkus experiences

"[Jones] creates stress with extraordinary economic system and intricacy in a sinister narrative that finally unearths itself as a strong expression of loneliness, risky passions, and the search for identity." - Publishers Weekly

"Deepwater is a harrowing and unsettling piece of fiction....inescapably chilling, it's the darkish shadowy determine that lives at the different facet of magical realism." - Mike Shea, Austin Chronicle

Now a big movie starring Lucas Black and Peter Coyote

A horny, mental mystery a few younger guy with a mysterious earlier.

Nat Banyon, younger, good-looking, and tough round the edges, unintentionally stumbles into the shady city of Deepwater. he is taking on a portray activity at a dingy lodge, and shortly afterwards seduces his employer's attractive spouse. however it isn't really lengthy sooner than risky issues start to take place round city, and Nat is not definite who is in charge: the determined spouse, her suspicious husband, or Nat himself. Deepwater has all you will have from a mystery: intercourse, homicide, quick autos, and a huge frightening puppy.

In his such a lot compelling novel but, Jones pulls us alongside a instantly fringe of terror with fascinatingly advanced characters - Herman Finch and Nat Banyon will proceed to terrify and intrigue, lengthy after the story's finish.

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Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

As a result of its connections to violent crime and inventive detective paintings, forensic technological know-how is a topic of unending fascination to most of the people. A felony case can frequently hinge on a bit of facts equivalent to a hair, a blood hint, a little saliva on a cigarette butt, or the telltale mark of a tire tread. excessive profile circumstances have stoked this curiosity in recent times and a few of the preferred indicates on television--such as CSI: Crime Scene research and its raft of spin-offs--attest to the iconic approval for forensic technology as a sort of grisly leisure. This Very Short Introduction appears on the nature of forensic technological know-how, analyzing what forensic technology is, the way it is utilized in the research of crime, how crime scenes are controlled, how forensic scientists paintings, the various suggestions used to recuperate facts, and the variety of tools to be had for research. It additionally considers how forensic technological know-how serves the felony justice method and the demanding situations of speaking complicated clinical facts in a court docket of law.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions offer an creation to a few of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern considering the relevant difficulties and matters in hundreds of thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior

By Gail S. Anderson

In reviewing introductory texts to be had to criminologists, one is left with the impact that organic elements are beside the point to the formula of legal habit. the place biology is pointed out in any respect, it gets infinitesimal assurance. This dearth of recognition may at one time be blamed on shoddy examine and the valid worry that facts amassed alongside this course will be used to aid eugenics extremists. in spite of the fact that, long ago two decades, drastically priceless paintings has been finished that legitimately correlates organic elements equivalent to genetics, biochemistry, vitamin, and mind sickness to legal habit.

Biological impacts on legal Behavior essentially questions the best way such a lot criminologists try and clarify, not to mention ameliorate the matter of human legal habit. Written via Gail Anderson, a hugely revered professional in forensics, who additionally brings a much-needed organic historical past to the duty, this source champions modern organic idea through introducing criminologists to parts of study they won't another way come across.

Dr. Anderson discusses simple organic innovations akin to normal choice and evolution with regards to habit, and considers genetic elements together with styles of inheritance, sex-linked qualities, and propensities towards aggression. She explores experiences on hormonal results, in addition to mind chemistry, and delves deeply into natural mind disorder. She additionally appears to be like at investigations into fetal stipulations and birth-related problems, in addition to examine on nutrients and meals bronchial asthma. whereas it truly is steeped in medical examine, the fabric is gifted in a manner that doesn't require a systematic historical past.

The writer doesn't recommend that biology performs the major function in felony habit; although, her conscientiously researched paintings does end up that we will achieve a miles deeper and extra worthy realizing after we objectively verify all the elements concerned.

A professor of forensic entomology within the college of Criminology at Simon Fraser collage, Gail S. Anderson has a Ph.D. in scientific and veterinary entomology. She serves as a forensics advisor to the RCMP and town police throughout Canada. between her many accolades, she used to be indexed in TIME journal as one in every of most sensible 5 innovators all over the world in legal justice and lately acquired the Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences.

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The Ring of Death (DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 2)

By Sally Spencer

The second one in a brand new sequence that includes DCI Monika Paniatowski

Nothing may have ready DCI Monika Paniatowski for this. It's no longer that the man's throat has been minimize, or that he's bare, that shocks her—it's the best way his corpse has been so rigorously posed. Is the killer sending a message? if that is so, to who? Saddled with a colleague she doesn't belief, and watched by means of an previous enemy, Monika realises that regardless of the murderer's message is, he'll no longer cease killing till she is aware.

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Rum Punch: A Novel

By Elmore Leonard

“Powerful…clever…astonishing…a scrumptious read.”
Detroit loose Press

Rum Punch is vintage Elmore Leonard—the electrifying mystery that served because the foundation for the acclaimed movie Jackie Brown via director Quentin Tarantino, starring Pam Grier, Robert DeNiro, and Samuel L. Jackson. Leonard’s tale of a not-altogether-blameless flight attendant at the run from her vicious gun-running someday agency who sees her as a difficult unfastened finish, Rum Punch is “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) at his sharpest and such a lot ingeniously unique. in reality, People journal calls it, “Leonard’s most sensible paintings. He brilliantly reaffirms his correct to the name of America’s best crime fiction writer.” take pleasure in this sensational noir winner from the author of the nature of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, in recent years of TV’s hit sequence Justified, and notice why the good Elmore Leonard stands tall within the corporation of America’s such a lot mythical crime fiction masters: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al.

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Money Laundering Through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective

By Fausto Martin De Sanctis

​The artwork global has been came upon through criminals as a great way for cash laundering and different clandestine actions on a world point. regrettably, in such a lot international locations investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory companies will not be outfitted to correctly discover, examine and prosecute this sort of illegal activity. additionally, law and overseas legislation and treaties concerning the paintings international have many loopholes which may in all probability bring about the laundering of enormous sums of cash.
This booklet offers a bird’s eye view of novel ways that cash laundering occurs via unlawful actions regarding paintings. it might function a consultant for legislations enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others excited about efforts to cut down cash laundering and financing of terrorism, revealing why one way or the other new options utilized by criminals were missed by way of legislation enforcement in so much nations. Drawing from his personal event with the problem in either Brazil and within the usa, the writer makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory development, extending past mere legislation of the artwork marketplace.

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