Author: Peter Pachel
Author: Peter Pachel
Publisher: Größenwahn Verlag
Hellblau leuchtet der Himmel über Paros. Katharina Waldmann bereitet sich auf das Osterfest vor. Auch einige Touristen verbringen bereits die Feiertage auf den Kykladen, so wie Marlene Winter, die sogar ein Grundstück auf der Nachbarinsel Amorgos erwerben will. Ein Treffen mit Makler Frank Felten soll die letzten Einzelheiten abklären. Doch das Abendessen in der traditionellen Taverne im Hafen von Naoussa verläuft tödlich für den Mitarbeiter der Immobilienfirma Dreamroom GmbH. Ein schrecklicher Verdacht kommt auf. Hat hier jemand nachgeholfen und wenn ja, wer hat es auf den unsympathischen deutschen Makler abgesehen? "Eine spannende, hitzeflirrende ›Wer war's?‹-Geschichte. Peter Pachel feiert die griechische Küche." schrieb die Zeitschrift BRIGITTE über den ersten Fall der deutsch-griechischen Kommissarin Waldmann in "Maroulas Geheimnis". Im zweiten Fall dienen die weiß-blauen Kykladeninseln, enge Gassen, weite Strände und klares Wasser erneut als Kulisse für die Ermittlungen. Die Auswahl an Kochrezepten am Ende des Buches rundet das krimi-nalistische Abenteuer in der Ägäis ab.
Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown
Your best friend Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends. Or a vicious killer? Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. You won't know until the 11th hour A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women's Murder Club novel ever.
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past. A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean during World War II, The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.
Zorba the Greek
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.
Red Hot 2017
Author: Thomas Knights
On the heels of his hugely successful Red Hot exhibitions in London, Rotterdam, New York, and Berlin, photographer and filmmaker Thomas Knights created the ultimate bible for fans of hot ginger men: Red Hot 100. WIth a truly international feel, the book contained one hundred flame-haired guys from all over the world, captured shirtless against the iconic vivid blue background now synonymous with the Red Hot brand. THe 2017 calendar includes the original quotes from the book alongside 12 gorgeous men. SAfe for work.
Alexander Maksik's electrifying novel tracks a woman's journey from the horrors of Charles Taylor's Liberia to abject poverty and self-exile on a Greek island, where she must grapple with a haunted past and find a way back into human society. On an island somewhere in the Aegean, Jacqueline, a young Liberian woman, veers between starvation and satiety, between the brutality of her past and the precarious uncertainty of her present in the aftermath of experiences so unspeakable that she prefers homeless numbness to the psychological confrontation she knows is inevitable. Hypnotic, highly sensual, exquisitely written, and extraordinary in its depiction of both pleasure and pain, of excruciating physical and spiritual hungers, A Marker to Measure Drift is a novel about memory, how we live with what we know, and whether and how we go forward, intact and whole, after the ravages of loss. It is beautiful, lacerating, impossible to put down. A breakthrough work from a prodigiously gifted young writer.
The Late-night News
Author: Petros Markaris
The first of three novels featuring Inspector Haritos, The Late-night News exposes the corruption that has pervaded both private and public life in Greece since the fall of the military dictatorship and the advent of a democratic government, and the explosive growth of private entrepreneurship. Costas Haritos is a homicide inspector in central Athens. He is married (but close to the end of his tether), has one daughter and relaxes by reading dictionaries. Aggressive and pessimistic, he is not an altogether likeable person; the manner in which he treats people is certainly not to be commended. One evening he is called to the scene of a murder: the celebrated TV journalist Janna has been killed in a broadcasting studio just as she was about to go on air with a sensational story. The killer knew obviously of her investigations. The cynical Haritos had not been one of Janna's fans. Young, successful and tough, she had frequently got on his nerves. Once he starts his investigations, though, he finds himself sucked ever deeper into the grubby world of the Greek media. When Janna's successor also is murdered, Haritos recognises that he has to step up his investigation. He is almost suspended from the case because his own theories make a number of important people uncomfortable. The killer he unmasks in the end comes as a complete surprise.
Author: Arturo Fernandez Montoro
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Author: Paul Schulz, Christian Lütjens
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
Aids changed everything about the way gay men live: how they love, how they make love, how they see themselves and others. Paul Schulz and Christian Lutjens collect images from three decades of sex, fighting and winning. Heartbreaking, moving, inspiring.
Author: Andy Barnett
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Even if you can't sing or play an instrument, you can use the musical model presented in Compose Yourself! to create a more harmonious life. Whether you know a little or a lot about the structure of musical compositions, these same principles can be applied to every aspect of your life. Using musical intent can transform your personal interactions into sweet duets and your work into a melodic theme of self-expression. Learn how to bring musical intent to everything you do. Fun, simple exercises throughout the book will help you joyfully bring harmony to all aspects of your life. Using your innate musicality to work with the ancient Vedic system of the chakras, you can strengthen your body, deepen your breath, open your heart, fine-tune your hearing, and sharpen your wit.
Author: Iōanna Karystianē
Publisher: Europa Editions
Conspiring family members, a younger replacement captain, and modernization in merchant shipping force a ship captain to retire from his job, return home, and face old age.
In the City of Shy Hunters
Author: Tom Spanbauer
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Tom Spanbauer is one of the most enchanting writers in America today, and In the City of Shy Hunters, his first novel in ten years, is a "rich and colorful" portrait of New York in the 1980s, told with "raw power" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape the provincial western towns where he grew up. In New York, he finds himself surrounded for the first time by people who understand and celebrate his quirks and flaws. He also begins an unforgettable love affair with a volatile, six-foot-five African-American drag queen and performance artist named Rose. But even as he is falling in love with Rose and growing into himself, Will must watch as AIDS escalates from a rumor into a devastating tragedy. When a vicious riot erupts in a local park, Will seizes the chance to repay the city for all it has taught him, in a climax that will leave readers shaken, fulfilled, and changed. "In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted ... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic." — Peter Kurth, Salon.com "Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides ... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love." — Thomas McGonigle, The Washington Post Book World "Ambitious and compelling ... a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching." — John Hartl, The Seattle Times "In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable." — Laura Demanski, The Baltimore Sun
The plot twists around the questions of humanity in a comic contemporary novel that portrays the trials of Shed, a half-breed, bisexual boy who works at a Victorian whorehouse in the old West.
The Glass Closet
Author: John Browne
Publisher: Harper Collins
Part memoir and part social criticism, The Glass Closet addresses the issue of homophobia that still pervades corporations around the world and underscores the immense challenges faced by LGBT employees. In The Glass Closet, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, seeks to unsettle business leaders by exposing the culture of homophobia that remains rampant in corporations around the world, and which prevents employees from showing their authentic selves. Drawing on his own experiences, and those of prominent members of the LGBT community around the world, as well as insights from well-known business leaders and celebrities, Lord Browne illustrates why, despite the risks involved, self-disclosure is best for employees—and for the businesses that support them. Above all, The Glass Closet offers inspiration and support for those who too often worry that coming out will hinder their chances of professional success.