Sélection Les 100 livres de 2022- Lire magazine littéraire« Un formidable polar.» Le JDD«Un grand roman noir [...] » TéléramaL'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.TTT - Télérama« Une belle réussite. » Le Figaro« C'est le meilleur livre de King depuis des années. »The Guardian (UK)« Aussi doué pour les scènes d'action que pour la profondeur psychologique, King est au sommet de son art. » The Sunday Times (UK)« Voir le maître incontesté de l'horreur passer au domaine du thriller noir est la preuve que King peut encore nous surprendre et nous étonner. » Esquire
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 ...
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...
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.
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>
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
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.
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.
Elisabeth Teerlinc, marchande d'art, femme fatale, sait reconnaître les faux. Elle-même n'est qu'une imitation, un personnage créé de toutes pièces. Son véritable nom, Judith Rashleigh, est enterré sous les mensonges, tout comme les hommes qui ont cru pouvoir la détruire. Prise entre les feux croisés d'un chef de la mafia serbe et d'un inspecteur italien corrompu, elle est chargée de contrefaire un célèbre tableau afin de le céder pour 150 millions de dollars à une société de vente aux enchères - celle-là même où elle fut assistante...
Pour Judith, la perspective de duper son ancien chef et le monde de l'art est excitante. Mais s'exposer ainsi sous les feux des projecteurs n'est pas sans risque, et le masque qu'elle s'est habilement construit menace de tomber...
***THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** ''Three sparkling Grisham stories for the price of one . . . Appealing entertainment'' IRISH INDEPENDENT ''These three novellas in a single volume show Grisham at his masterful best, exquisite evocations of the law though far from complimentary about lawyers . . . A minor masterpiece'' DAILY MAIL Three thrilling stories of the law from the master of the legal thriller. Homecoming takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham''s unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he''s not in the courtroom. He''s called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole some money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again. Until now. Now Mack is back and he''s leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned. In Strawberry Moon, we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can''t save him, the courts slam the door, and the Governor says no to a last minute request for clemency. As the clock ticks down, Cody has only one final request. The Sparring Partners are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe one another, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time and try to save herself? 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 10 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
AN ELECTRIFYING NEW THRILLER FROM ''QUEEN OF SUSPENSE'' MARY HIGGINS CLARK . . . When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a ''CRyan'' describing her ''terrible experience'' while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, including the comment ''and Im not the only one,'' Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a Jet Ski accident while on holiday. Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot. Several female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. Its a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich. As more allegations emerge and the companys IPO draws near, Carters attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kanes determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryans death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone--or some people--will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light. The novels of Mary Higgins Clark are perfect for fans of Sabine Durant, Shari Lapena and everyone who loves a good mystery... *** Praise for Mary Higgins Clark *** ''I adore Mary Higgins Clark'' Karin Slaughter ''Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death '' New York Times ''Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless '' Daily Mirror ''Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you''ll be reading late into the night'' USA Today
'' 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
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.
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.
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?
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...
The gripping No. 1 Sunday Times crime thriller ''This is Slaughter doing what she does best'' Mail on Sunday ''As sharp and absorbing as ever'' Guardian ''A page turner'' Sunday Times He watches. A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she''s wrong.A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim. He waits. A decade later, the case has been closed.The killer is behind bars.But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical. He takes. Although the original trail has gone cold - memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared - agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case.But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife.... Praise for the Number One bestselling author: ''Passion, intensity, and humanity'' Lee Child ''I''d follow her anywhere'' Gillian Flynn ''One of the boldest thriller writers working today'' Tess Gerritsen ''Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled'' Michael Connelly ''A writer of extraordinary talents'' Kathy Reichs ''Fiction doesn''t get any better than this'' Jeffery Deaver ''A great writer at the peak of her powers'' Peter James ''Karin Slaughter has - by far - the best name of all of us mystery novelists'' James Patterson ''With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last'' Camilla Lackberg ''It''s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody - like a perfectly cooked steak'' Stuart MacBride
From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise - STATE OF TERROR. STATE OF TERROR follows a novice Secretary of State who has joined the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage. A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most. This high-stakes thriller of international intrigue features behind-the-scenes global drama informed by details only an insider could know.
THE NEW PULSE-POUNDING THRILLER IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MITCH RAPP SERIES When a high-level mole with power to rewrite world order infiltrates the CIA, Rapp must uncover a threat like no other. After a blackout swept the nation, America is resuming life as normal with a new president, one unlike any Mitch Rapp has worked with in the past. As Rapp backs away, the new president, in turn, questions his loyalty. Rapp decides to take a much-needed break. But when its discovered that a mole in the CIA has been digging into their systems for information on Nicholas Ward, the worlds first trillionaire and the man personally overseeing cutting-edge medical research in Uganda, he is pulled back onto the job. Protecting Ward, Rapp is completely cut off from the agency as he works to identify and expose the mole. But the situation is complex. And the threat is one he could never have imagined ''Packed with enough suspense to match all the hard-hitting action, Enemy at the Gates ups the ante moving forward, and if you think youve already seen Kyle Mills at his best . . . think again. This one is not to be missed'' The Real Book Spy Praise for the Mitch Rapp series ''Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets'' Dan Brown ''A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners'' The Times ''Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child''s action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping'' Shortlist ''Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label'' Irish Independent ''Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead'' Guardian ''Outstanding . . . Mills is writing at the top of his game'' Publishers Weekly ''Hard to kill and easy to root for . . . plenty of satisfying action'' Kirkus Reviews