Michael Mann, l'un des plus grands cinéastes contemporains, fait une entrée fracassante dans le monde du polar avec un premier roman explosif qui raconte l'avant et l'après de son film iconique Heat.
Chris Shiherlis, blessé et fiévreux, tente désespérément d'échapper au détective Vincent Hanna. Quelques heures plus tôt, Hanna a tué son complice Neil McCauley lors d'une fusillade sur la piste de l'aéroport. Il est maintenant déterminé à éliminer Chris, le dernier survivant du gang.
Des rues de Los Angeles aux quartiers de la mafia taïwanaise du Paraguay, en passant par la frontière du Mexique, Heat 2 nous propulse jusqu'aux événements du film et au-delà. Dans une guerre sans merci. Jusqu'à la mort.
Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Nicolas Ancion et Axelle Demoulin À propos des auteurs Michael Mann est un réalisateur, scénariste et producteur quatre fois nominé aux Oscars et deux fois lauréat d'un Emmy, et l'un des plus créatifs et des plus influents cinéastes américains. Mann a écrit, réalisé et produit de nombreux longs métrages, téléfilms et séries primés et acclamés par la critique. Récompensé de nombreux prix prestigieux, Mann vit à Los Angeles.
Meg Gardiner est l'autrice de seize romans primés et acclamés par la critique. Ses thrillers sont des best-sellers aux États-Unis et à travers le monde, traduits dans plus de vingt langues. Ancienne avocate, présidente à deux reprises des Mystery Writers of America, Gardiner vit à Austin, au Texas.
« C'est le meilleur polar de l'année - de loin, de très loin. On ne le lit pas. On le dévore. » François Forestier, L'OBS « Heat 2 se savoure avant tout comme un polar urbain dans la pure tradition du genre, transcendé par le sens du récit très cinématographique de Michael Mann allié à l'écriture ô combien efficace et nerveuse de Meg Gardiner. » Ilan Ferry, LiRE Magazine Littéraire « Aussi spectaculaire, tendu et addictif qu'un bon film de Michael Mann » Samuel Douhaire, Télérama « Heat 2 est un roman brillant et captivant, aux personnages riches et réels, avec une narration forte : l'une des plus authentiques représentations de criminels et des flics qui les traquent que j'ai pu lire. » Don Winslow
Ils sont cinq tueurs à bord du Shinkansen. Qui arrivera à destination?
En gare de Tokyo, Kimura s'apprête à monter dans le Shinkansen, le train à grande vitesse japonais, avec une arme à feu cachée dans son sac. Sa cible ? Un collégien qui a poussé son fils de 6 ans du haut d'un toit, le laissant entre la vie et la mort.
Mais Kimura ignore qu'il est loin d'être le seul passager armé. Parmi les voyageurs se trouvent aussi Citron et Mandarine, les hommes de main d'un gangster qui doivent lui ramener son fils, victime d'un kidnapping - ainsi que la valise contenant la rançon. Et puis Nanao, un assassin malchanceux chargé de récupérer ladite valise.
Une situation explosive, en particulier quand tout ce petit monde est voué à se croiser dans les compartiments du bullet train...
In this gripping new thriller from the No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author and creator of The Stranger, Wilde follows a tip that he hopes will finally solve the mystery of his abandonment, but instead sends him straight into the arms of a serial killer. As a young child, Wilde was found living a feral existence in the Ramapo mountains of New Jersey. He has grown up knowing nothing of his family, and even less about his own identity. He is known simply as Wilde, the boy from the woods. But when a match at an online ancestry database puts him on the trail of a close relative - the first family member he has ever known - he thinks he might be about to solve the mystery of who he really is. Only this relation disappears as quickly as he''s resurfaced, having experienced an epic fall from grace that can only be described as a waking nightmare. Undaunted, Wilde continues his research on DNA websites where he becomes caught up in a community of doxxers, a secret group committed to exposing anonymous online trolls. Then one by one these doxxers start to die, and it soon becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting this secret community - and that his next victim might be Wilde himself ...
Paula Hawkins''s plotting is meticulous. A Slow Fire Burning is a clever onion of a book, expertly peeled.>
THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLER BEHIND AMAZON PRIME''S BOSCH AND NETFLIX''S THE LINCOLN LAWYER SOME CRIMES YOU CAN''T FORGET.
OTHERS YOU CAN''T FORGIVE.
Detective Renee Ballard is given the chance to revive the LAPD''s cold case unit and find justice for the families of the forgotten. The only catch is she must first unravel an unsolved murder, or lose this opportunity of a lifetime...
Harry Bosch is top of the list of investigators Ballard wants to recruit. The ex-detective is a living legend - but for how long?
Because Bosch has his own agenda: a crime that has haunted him for years - the murder of a whole family, buried out in the desert - which he vowed to close.
With the killer still out there and evidence elusive, Bosch is on a collision course with a choice he hoped never to make...
''Cements Connelly''s reputation as the master of modern crime fiction'' EXPRESS * * * * * CRIME DOESN''T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY:
''The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation'' IAN RANKIN ''An incredible writer'' RICHARD OSMAN ''The best mystery writer in the world'' GQ ''One of the world''s greatest crime writers'' DAILY MAIL ''A superb natural storyteller'' LEE CHILD ''A master'' STEPHEN KING ''A genius'' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY ''Crime thriller writing of the highest order'' GUARDIAN ''One of the great storytellers of crime fiction'' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Captivating . . . This multi-generational tale is a poignant yet uplifting novel that strikes just the right balance with its tone and characters>
Hot on the heels of the ''superb'' (Stephen King) New York Times bestseller City on Fire comes the explosive second novel in an epic crime trilogy from #1 internationally bestselling author Don Winslow.
Danny Ryan, a young widower and mob underboss, has left the East Coast and settled in California with his young son in tow. The move has been good for Danny; in his new base of operations, his power, influence, and wealth have grown. Now he''s heading up to Hollywood to rein in two of his crew, who are shaking down a film being made about their involvement in the New England crime war.
At the film set, Danny finds himself in a replica of his old neighborhood, standing face-to-face with an actor who''s portraying him, and Diane Carson, the actress playing his late wife. Danny is immediately drawn to Diane, but soon learns of a crime in her past that Diane is desperate to cover up. As Danny tries to help Diane, he goes to war against new enemies who don''t want him moving in on their West Coast action, and their two worlds pull them in different, dangerous directions.
In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws. Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honour her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight. Aaron''s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbours some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke''s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family.
POLISHED TO PERFECTION, THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED & SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING DEBUT *The instant Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller* *The New York Times No.1 bestseller* *One of Buzzfeed''s highly anticipated BookTok reads in 2022* ''Delightful'' GUARDIAN ''An escapist pleasure '' SUNDAY TIMES ''A true 21st century heroine'' JANICE HALLETT ''Smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing '' LISA JEWELL ''An instantly gripping and delightful whodunnit'' STYLIST _________________________________________________________________ I am your maid.
I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?
Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She''s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She''s just a maid - why should anyone take notice?
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn''t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She''s just a maid - but what can she see that others overlook?
Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how the truth isn''t always black and white - it''s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .
*RIGHTS SOLD IN 29 TERRITORIES* ''Gripping, deftly written, and led by a truly unforgettable protagonist in Molly. I''m recommending it to everyone I know'' EMMA STONEX ''Beautiful writing, an intriguing mystery, and a colourful cast of friends and sleuths ensure The Maid sparkles with wit and tension'' LUCY CLARKE ''Fresh, fiendish and darkly beguiling. The Maid is so thrillingly original, and clever, and joyous. I just adored every page'' CHRIS WHITAKER A Sunday Times No.4 bestseller for w/c 24/01/2022 A New York Times No.1 bestseller for w/c 31/01/2022
An incredible new thriller you won''t want to put down!
A shocking murder... It''s a case unlike anything detective Mina Dabiri has seen before. A woman trapped inside a magician''s box, with swords pierced through. But this time, it''s not a magic trick. It''s murder.
A case which twists and turns... Knowing she has a terrifying killer on her hands, Mina enlists the help of celebrity mentalist, Vincent Walder. Only he can give her an insight into the secret world of magic and illusions.
A ticking clock to stop a serial killer... Mina and Vincent soon discover that the murder victim has the roman numeral III engraved on her leg. The killer is counting down. There are going to be three more murders. And time is running out to stop them.
THE SECOND THRILLING NOVEL IN VAL MCDERMID''S NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES There''s nothing like a killer story . . . 1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count. Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society''s most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced. As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels beyond the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . . The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series. Praise for 1979 '' McDermid is at her considerable best'' GUARDIAN ''Irresistible'' PATRICIA CORNWELL ''A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre'' PETER JAMES ''Outstanding'' SPECTATOR ''Another masterpiece'' DAVID BALDACCI ''Sensational. One of Britain''s most accomplished writers'' SUNDAY EXPRESS
LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones. DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago. Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up. The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts. Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can''t stay buried for ever ...
More than a thriller, a gripping high stakes human drama with a chilling ''What If'' premise from master storyteller Ken Follett.
''Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations'' Gillian Flynn ''One of the great diabolical thriller kings'' New York Times The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River - an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston''s history.
In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessey is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of ''Southie'', the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.
One night Mary Pat''s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn''t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.
The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched - asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don''t take kindly to any threat to their business.
Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city''s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerising and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.
''One of America''s greatest storytellers.'' - Stephen King ''No one fuses action with emotion like Winslow.'' - The Times The new thriller from the #1 international bestseller - the start of a brand new trilogy ''Superb. This is storytelling with a keen edge. City on Fire is exhilarating to read.''-Stephen King A Times Best Book for 2022 Providence, RI, 1986.
Twenty-nine-year-old Danny Ryan is a hard-working longshoreman, loving husband, loyal friend, and occasional ''muscle'' for the Irish crime syndicate that oversees much of the city. He yearns for something more and dreams of starting over fresh, someplace far away.
But when a modern-day Helen of Troy triggers a war between rival mob factions, Danny is embroiled in a conflict he can''t escape. Now it is up to him to step into the breach to protect his family, the friends who are closer to him than brothers, and the only home he''s ever known.
Exploring classic themes of loyalty, betrayal, honour, and corruption onbothsides of the law, City on Fire is a contemporary Iliad from Don Winslow, ''one of America''s greatest storytellers'' (Stephen King).
PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES ''One of crime''s most engaging duos'' Guardian ''Magnificent'' Sunday Times ''Finely honed, superbly constructed'' Daily Mail ''Terrific'' Daily Express ''A blistering piece of crime writing'' Sunday Times ''The work of a master storyteller'' Daily Telegraph ''Unputdownable'' Daily Express ''Highly inventive storytelling'' Guardian ''Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit'' Sunday Mirror ''Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship'' Independent ''Outrageously entertaining'' Financial Times
John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Although it''s not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into his own hands, it might be the last. What drove a good man to cross the line? Or have times changed, and the rules with them? Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke faces Edinburgh''s most explosive case in years, as a corrupt cop goes missing after claiming to harbour secrets that could sink the city''s police force. But in this investigation, it seems all roads lead to Rebus - and Clarke''s twin loyalties to the public and the police will be tested to their limit. A reckoning is coming - and John Rebus may be hearing the call for last orders...
New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke brings readers a captivating tale of justice, love, brutality, and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s. The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs. Jumping off in Denver, he finds work on a farm and meets Joanne McDuffy, an articulate and fierce college student and gifted painter. Their soul connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Joanne''s involvement with a shady professor who is mixed up with a drug-addled cult. When a sinister businessman and his son who wield their influence through vicious cruelty set their sights on Aaron, drawing him into an investigation of grotesque murders, it is clear that this idyllic landscape harbors tremendous power-and evil. Followed by a mysterious shrouded figure who might not be human, Aaron will have to face down all these foes to save the life of the woman he loves and his own. A prequel to James Lee Burke''s masterful Holland family trilogy, Another Kind of Eden is both riveting and one of Burke''s most ambitious works to date. It dismantles the myths of both the twentieth-century American West and the peace-and-love decade, excavating the beauty and idealism of the era to show the menace and chaos that lay simmering just beneath the surface.
From the author of the BBC 2 Between the Covers hit, The Fine Art of Invisible Detection ''The world''s greatest storyteller'' THE GUARDIAN ''One of the finest crime writers of any generation'' DAILY MAIL On a stifling afternoon at Police HQ in Algiers, Superintendent Taleb, coasting towards retirement, with not even an air-conditioned office to show for his long years of service, is handed a ticking time bomb of a case which will take him deep into Algeria''s troubled past and its fraught relationship with France. To his dismay, he is assigned to work with Agent Hidouchi, an intimidating representative of the country''s feared secret service, who makes it clear she intends to call the shots. They are instructed to pursue a former agent, now on the run after twenty years in prison for his part in a high-level corruption scandal. But their search will lead them inexorably towards a greater mystery, surrounding a murder that took place in Paris more than fifty years ago. Uncovering the truth may be his responsibility, but Taleb is well aware that no-one in Algeria wants to be reminded of the dark deeds carried out in the struggle for independence - or in the violence that has racked the nation since. Before long, he will face a choice he has long sought to avoid, between self-preservation and doing the right thing. And, ultimately, the choice may not even be his to make.
A classic mystery starring the glamorous Mitford sisters and inspired real events, The Mitford Vanishing is the perfect story for fans of Agatha Christie. 1937. War with Germany is dawning, and a civil war already raging in Spain. Split across political lines, the six Mitford sisters are more divided than ever. Meanwhile their former maid Louisa Cannon is now a private detective, working with her ex-policeman husband Guy Sullivan. Louisa and Guy are surprised when a call comes in from novelist Nancy Mitford requesting that they look into the disappearance of her Communist sister Jessica, nicknamed Decca. It quickly becomes clear that Decca may have made for the war in Spain - and not alone. As a second, separate missing person case is opened, Louisa and Guy discover that every marriage has its secrets - but some are more deadly than others . . . PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES ''A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit'' Adele Parks ''Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'' Anthony Horowitz ''A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunnit'' The Times
''Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers'' Sunday Express This killer will get inside your head... THE HUNT IS ON AND THE POLICE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. Two women are missing, their only connection being they attended the same party, hosted by a notorious real-estate magnate. When one of the women is found murdered, the police discover an unusual signature left by the killer, giving them reason to suspect he will strike again. THEY''RE FACING A KILLER UNLIKE ANY OTHER. And catching him calls for a detective like no other. But the legendary Harry Hole is gone. Struck off the force, down and out in Los Angeles, it seems that nothing can entice him back to Oslo. Until the woman who saved Harry''s life is put in grave danger, and he has no choice but to return to the city that haunts him and hunt for the murderer. TO CATCH HIM WILL PUSH HARRY TO THE LIMIT. He''ll need to bring together a misfit team of former operatives to do what he can''t do alone: stop an unstoppable killer. But as the evidence mounts, it becomes clear that there is more to this case than meets the eye... AND FOR HARRY, THIS JUST GOT PERSONAL.
Mercy is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy , A Minute to Midnight and Daylight featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world''s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci. THE HUNT IS FINALLY OVER. FBI agent Atlee Pine is at the end of her long journey to discover what happened to her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted when the girls were just six years old - an incident which destroyed her family and left Atlee physically and mentally scarred. She knew her sister and parents were out there somewhere. And she had to find them. Dead or alive. Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, discover the truth. But the truth hurts. And hurt makes you tough. So how tough do you have to be to forgive? As they uncover a shocking trail of lies, greed, fear and revenge, they must face one final challenge. A challenge more deadly and dangerous than they could ever have imagined.
*The Sunday Times and No.1 New York Times bestseller* Discover the new murder mystery thriller from the No.1, million-copy bestseller, Lucy Foley ''Compelling, up-all-night reading'' Erin Kelly ''Atmosphere you can cut with a knife'' Alex Michaelides ''Cunningly constructed'' Louise Candlish ''Gloriously twisty'' Ruth Ware ''Perfect for a lost weekend'' The Times Welcome to No.12 rue des Amants A beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Where nothing goes unseen, and everyone has a story to unlock.
The watchful concierge The scorned lover The prying journalist The naive student The unwanted guest There was a murder here last night. A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three.
Who holds the key?
What readers are saying about The Paris Apartment :
'' One to devour entirely in one delicious sitting. Stupendous '' '' Twisty and mysterious and surprising '' '' Had me gripped right from the beginning '' '' Has ''book of the year'' written all over i t'' '' A page-turner with an amazing setting '' '' A fabulously tense and mysterious read !'' The Paris Apartment was a New York Times No.1 bestseller for w/e 06/03/2022 The Guest List was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller for w/c 14/09/2022 The Guest List was the Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Crime & Mystery 2020
Private Investigator and WWII veteran, Aloysius Archer, returns to solve a new case in Hollywood in this riveting thriller from international number 1 bestselling author, David Baldacci. All that glitters . . . 1952, Los Angeles. It is New Year''s Eve and PI Aloysius Archer is dining with his friend and rising Hollywood actress Liberty Callahan when they''re approached by Eleanor Lamb, a screenwriter who would like to hire him, as she suspects someone is trying to kill her. Murder and mystery A visit to Lamb''s Malibu residence leaves Archer knocked unconscious after he stumbles over a dead body in the hallway; and Lamb seems to have vanished. With the police now involved in the case, a close friend and colleague of Lamb''s employs Archer to find out what''s happened to the screenwriter. The City of Angels - or somewhere much, much darker? Archer''s investigation takes him from the rich, glamorous and glitzy LA to the seedy, dark side of the city, and onward to the gambling mecca of Las Vegas, just now hitting its stride as a hot spot for celebrities and a money-making machine for the mob. In a place where cops and crooks work hand in hand, Archer will cross paths with Hollywood stars, politicians and notorious criminals. He''ll almost die several times, and he''ll discover bodies and secrets from the canyons and beaches of Malibu and the luxurious mansions of Bel Air and Beverly Hills to the narcotics clubs of Chinatown. With the help of Liberty and his PI partner Willie Dash, Archer will risk everything and leave no stone unturned in finding the missing Eleanor Lamb, and in bringing to justice killers who would love nothing better than to plant Archer six feet under.