L'histoire d'un type bien...qui fait un sale boulot.
Billy Summers est un tueur à gages, le meilleur de sa profession, mais il n'accepte de liquider que les salauds. Aujourd'hui, Billy veut décrocher. Avant cela, seul dans sa chambre, il se prépare pour sa dernière mission...
À la fois thriller, récit de guerre, road trip et déclaration d'amour à l'Amérique des petites villes, Billy Summers est l'un des romans les plus surprenants dans l'oeuvre de Stephen King, qui y a mis tout son génie et son humanité.
AS NIGHT FALLS, A KILLER COMES TO LIGHT... '' An authentic, topical and terrifying thriller: one of Michael Connelly''s very best.'' THE TIMES On New Year''s Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rain of lead comes down, a man is shot dead in the middle of a crowded street party. Detective Renee Ballard soon connects the bullet to an unsolved cold case last worked by legendary ex-LAPD detective Harry Bosch . As they investigate where the old and new cases connect, a new crime shatters the night shift. The Midnight Men are a pair of violent predators who stalk the city during the dark hours, and will kill to keep their identities secret. In a police department shaken to the core by pandemic and protests, both cases have the power to save Ballard''s belief in the job - or take everything from her...
A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER. News people have a saying: ''If it bleeds, it leads''. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin. Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises something is not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins ''If It Bleeds'', a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case - and also the riveting title story in Stephen King''s brilliant new collection. Dancing alongside are three more wonderful long stories from this ''formidably versatile author'' ( The Sunday Times) - '' Mr Harrigan''s Phone'', ''The Life of Chuck'' and ''Rat''. All four display the richness of King''s storytelling with grace, humour, horror and breathtaking suspense. A fascinating Author''s Note gives us a wonderful insight into the origin of each story and the writer''s unparalleled imagination.
H2>''Such a beacon of pleasure'' KATE ATKINSON/h2>br>h2>''So smart and funny. Deplorably good'' IAN RANKIN/h2>br>h2>''A gripping read'' SUNDAY TIMES/h2>br>THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMANIn a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it''s too late?br>__________________________________WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB''Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny'' MARK BILLINGHAM''Mystery fans are going to be enthralled'' HARLAN COBEN''Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny'' MARIAN KEYES''A gripping read and rather moving'' SUNDAY TIMES''Funny, clever and achingly British'' ADAM KAY''If we''re lucky Richard Osman will keep these characters alive forever'' CAROLINE KEPNES''A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly'' VAL MCDERMID''I completely fell in love with it'' SHARI LAPENA''This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can''t stop smiling'' STEVE CAVANAGH''Clever, clever plot'' FIONA BARTON''I laughed my arse off'' BELINDA BAUER''Utterly charming'' SARAH PINBOROUGH''Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy'' ARAMINTA HALL''A bundle of joy'' JANE FALLON''Robert Galbraith meets Tom Sharpe. I don''t ever want to finish this book!'' PHILIPPA PERRY''I found myself staying up way after lights out for just one more chapter'' JAMES OSWALD''What a tonic! Should be on prescription'' JANE CORRY>
B>#1/b> b>NEW YORK TIMES/b> b>BEST SELLER/b> b> Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect--a sitting judge--in one of the best crime reads of the year. Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense. Worth staying up all night to finish (Wall Street Journal)./b>br> br>In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.br>br>Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosbys father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.br>br>Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.br>br>He is a judge, in Florida--under Lacys jurisdiction.br>br>He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?br>br>The Judges List is by any measure John Grishams most surprising, chilling novel yet.
With more than seventy million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the worldwide number 1 bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Don''t Let Go , Home, and Fool Me Once , as well as the multi-award-winning Myron Bolitar series. His books are published in forty-three languages around the globe and are bestsellers in more than a dozen countries. Coben is also the creator and executive producer of many television shows, including the forthcoming Netflix Original drama Harlan Coben''s The Stranger starring Richard Armitage, Stephen Rea and Jennifer Saunders and the critically acclaimed Netflix Original drama Harlan Coben''s Safe starring Michael C. Hall. Coben is currently developing 14 projects, including Run Away , with Netflix in the US and internationally. He lives in New Jersey.
Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets. When Roy and Carl''s parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic. Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon - an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too. It''s only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface... The Kingdom is a simmering and complex thriller full of unexpected twists, devastating family legacies and an ever growing body count. *JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*
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
An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist The extraordinary new novel from Stuart Turton, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle , winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.
Praise for The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle :
''Turton has astonishing ambition and narrative skill to match'' Daily Telegraph ''Fiendishly clever'' The Times ''Prepare to have your brain fried and your mind blown'' Daily Express It''s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world''s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent, while also on board are Sara Wessel, a noble woman with a secret, and her husband, the governor general of Batavia.
But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered in the night.
And then the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft. Third: an impossible murder.
Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?
With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.>
The Sunday Times bestseller As recommended by the BBC Radio 2 Book Club ''A mystery, a love story and a ghost story, all at once. Wonderful'' S. J. Watson ''Gripping'' Guardian ''Riveting'' Independent ''Excellent'' Observer ''A triumph'' Daily Mail Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper''s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week. What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea whispers their names. The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts. Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves? Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on. Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead it drove them apart. And then a writer approaches them. He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story. But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface . . . Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.
''You can''t ask for more emotionally moving entertainment'' Stephen King A riveting collection of original fiction from the revered #1 international bestselling author of The Cartel trilogy and The Force No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken... In six intense, haunting short novels, Don Winslow returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of his acclaimed body of work - crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption - to explore the savagery and nobility that drive and define the human condition. In Broken , Winslow creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops and jaded private detectives, dope dealers and government agents, bounty hunters and fugitives. Diverse and richly drawn, these characters - some familiar, others new - are lost souls driving without headlights on the dark highway of modern America. Set in New Orleans and Hawaii, Southern California and south Texas, each story in this collection is distinctively Winslow, shaped by his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, drama, and consummate literary craftsmanship. A powerful, gripping collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction, Broken is Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heartbreaking best. ''A master of thrills shows his range, and his bite . . . [Winslow is] a writer from whom others can learn the ropes.'' New York Times Praise for Don Winslow ''A huge, immersive, violent, compassionate read'' Ian Rankin ''He''s a master'' Michael Connelly ''One of the great literary achievements of the century so far'' Daily Telegraph ''Such crime writing deserves nothing less than a Pulitzer Prize'' Evening Standard ''A new crime classic ... a stirring, stupendous novel'' Sunday Times ''He is a pleasure to read'' The Times ''Brutal and brilliant, this is crime''s Game of Thrones'' Sun ''A furious, impassioned novel'' Washington Post ''Devastating and timely ... a hybrid The Godfather and War and Peace'' New York Times
Cat est partie s'installer à Los Angeles, loin de sa ville natale d'Edimbourg, et de sa soeur jumelle, El, dont elle est sans nouvelles depuis de longues années. La première partie de sa vie semble effacée de sa mémoire. Mais le jour où elle apprend la disparition inquiétante de sa soeur, elle décide de rentrer en Ecosse.
La police locale l'attend en effet pour l'interroger. Peu après son arrivée, des messages apparaissent en divers endroits de la maison, tels des indices dans une chasse au trésor. Tous font référence à Mirrorland, le pays imaginaire que les deux soeurs s'étaient inventé dans leur enfance, à la fois terrain de jeu et refuge personnel.
Qui sème ces indices?? Qu'est-il véritablement arrivé à El?? Cat comprend alors qu'elle devra déverrouiller sa mémoire pour comprendre le présent.
'' With The Survivors , Jane Harper proves she''s unquestionably the real deal'' Val McDermid ''Without doubt one of the finest crime writers at work today... Phenomenal'' Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin At The End Kieran Elliott''s life changed forever on a single day when a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that haunts him still resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home. Kieran''s parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge in the murder investigation that follows. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away... Praise for Jane Harper: ''Queen of outback noir'' Sunday Times ''Harper has a fine gift for making her readers comfortable in inhospitable territory - psychological as well as physical'' Daily Telegraph ''Powerful, intriguing and recommended . . . Harper is wonderful at evoking fear and unease'' The Times
I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me. Sometimes I think . . . No. I won't write about that. ALICIA Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. THEO Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth? The Silent Patient is a heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman's brutal and random act of violence against her husband - and the man obsessed with discovering why.
Peter Robinson''s DCI Banks is a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson ( Wild at Heart , Ballykissangel ) as Inspector Banks, and Andrea Lowe ( The Bill , Murphy''s Law ) as DI Annie Cabbot. Peter''s standalone novel BEFORE THE POISON won the IMBA''s 2013 Dilys Award as well as the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter''s sixth Arthur Ellis award. His critically acclaimed DCI Banks novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe, and are published in translation all over the world. In 2020 Peter was made a Grand Master by the Crime Writers of Canada. Peter grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. Peter keeps a website at www.inspectorbanks.com.
Victory is close. Vengeance is closer. On the brink of defeat, Hitler commissioned 10,000 V2s - ballistic rockets that carried a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound, which he believed would win the war. Dr Rudi Graf who, along with his friend Werner von Braun, had once dreamt of sending a rocket to the moon, now finds himself in November 1944 in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland, launching V2s against London. No one understands the volatile, deadly machine better than Graf, but his disillusionment with the war leads to him being investigated for sabotage. Kay Caton-Walsh, an officer in the WAAF, has experienced first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. When 160 Londoners, mostly women and children, are killed by a single missile, the government decides to send a team of WAAFs to newly-liberated Belgium in the hope of discovering the location of the launch sites. But not all the Germans have left and Kay finds herself in mortal danger. As the war reaches its desperate end, their twin stories play out, interlocked and separate, until their destinies are finally forced together.
The world''s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot-legendary star of Agatha Christie''s Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile -returns to solve a fiendish new mystery. Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancee, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank.But there is a strange condition attached to this request: Poirot must conceal his true reason for being there. The coach is forced to stop when a distressed woman demands to get off, insisting that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. Although the rest of the journey passes without anyone being harmed, Poirot''s curiosity is aroused, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered with a macabre note attached... Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And if Helen is innocent, can Poirot find the true culprit in time to save her from the gallows?
From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes I Follow You , a nerve-shredding standalone thriller. To the outside world, suave, charming and confident doctor Marcus Valentine has it all. A loving wife, three kids, a great job. But there''s something missing, there always has been. . . . or rather, someone . . . Driving to work one morning, his mind elsewhere and not on the road, he almost mows down a female jogger on a crossing. As she runs on, Marcus is transfixed. Infatuated. She is the spitting image of a girl he was crazy about in his teens. A girl he has never been able to get out of his mind. Lynette had dumped him harshly. For years he has fantasized about seeing her again and rekindling their flame. Might that jogger possibly be her all these years later? Could this be the most incredible coincidence? Despite all his attempts to resist, he is consumed by cravings for this woman. And when events take a tragically unexpected turn, his obsession threatens to destroy both their worlds. But still he won''t stop. Can''t stop.
The electrifying new Alex Delaware thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. Ellie Barker is a self-made millionaire by the age of forty, and is obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases: the decades-old death of the mother she never knew. She hires LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis to help. Twenty-five years ago Ellie''s mother was found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the job and failed. This is a case that calls for the insight of brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. And as he and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. There are too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats are lurking in the present...