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Polt of Alfred Komarek Review

The fictitious Wiesbachtal in the Lower Austrian wine region is the backdrop of the detective novel “Polt”. Brunn village there is the cellar lane with their press houses and cellars where wine tasting and advice were exchanged – a ritual that could degenerate into rampant binge. But this idyll is no more; Polt for “the…

You Zoran Drvenkar Review

YOU find yourself during a snowstorm in a traffic jam on the highway. First, DU’re sitting waiting, with the engine running, in your car. DU realize that this backlog will until the following day. Which switch DU suddenly umlegst, know only YOU. Finally DU have arrived where YOU have inserted a breathing space nineteen years…

The Blue Book of A.L. Kennedy Review

Elizabeth Caroline Barber and Derek have a sea crossing from Southampton to New York booked – a perfect setting for a wedding promise. But the swell at sea takes its toll on Derek as well as by the majority of fellow travelers. More or less responsive it is most of the time in his room….

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My father's enemy by Almudena Grandes Review

police officer – this is the profession that exerts the Ninos father and he also places his nine-year-old son to his heart, he still provides a secure and lucrative career. But Nino will not take this route. To the chagrin of his father, he is growing very slowly (one therefore calls him “tot”) and is…

The signalman by Andrea Camilleri Review

Many a tourist who travels to Italy, dreamed here and there, how nice it would be to buy a small cottage in the country and there from now on to indulge in the dolce vita – away from Hi -Tech and unnecessary luxury. The locals in the cities there is no other way. And Andrea…

Inés and the joy of Almudena Grandes Review

Europe raged in the autumn of 1944, bloody battles, wrestle to fascism. The German troops were forced to retreat, the end was in sight. Among the opponents of the Spanish Francoism hope to be able to overthrow this dictatorship also grew. In May, the Allies Spain had pressured to terminate its support of Germany. But…

The House of Rajanis Alon Hilu Review

During his research in the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem Alon Hilu found the diary of the Jew Isaac Luminsky from 1895 to 1896, accompanied by, Erzählungs- and diary fragments of an Arab boy named Salach, son of the famous family Rajani from Jaffa, from same time. Based on the two sources Alon Hilu created…

The ghost road from Amanda Sthers Review

Kabul, Afghanistan: The 17-year-old Muslim woman Naamah learns the American journalist Paul know. They fall in love. After a passionate night Naamah is pregnant. When she realizes this, Paul has long since returned to Los Angeles. She also knows that she is threatened for this offense death by stoning. Since Paul had left her his…

In good circles of Amber Dermont Review

Jason versiebt’s. The Kensington school has fired him. The reason he does not prefer public. Only his father knows. The end of the career of expulsion does not mean, of course. At least not if you Prosper’s. In the case of CV gets just a bump Prosper -. The name says it all. Jason’s parents…

A matter of courtesy by Amor Towles Review

1966 visited Kate with her husband Val, a photo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art – one event of superlatives. On display are portraits that Walker Evans has made in the late thirties with a hidden camera. Just before they want to leave the exhibition, Kate discovers two pictures of a good friend Tinker…

The woman, the stars began by Amy Brill Review

“widow Steg” some call the narrow wooden scaffolding on the roof ridges of the island Nantucket, because that’s where the fishermen’s wives look for their men who roam the seas for years to catch whales. But when Hannah Price climbs night after night on the roof of his parents’ house, she does not look searching…

The reputation of the Highlands of Amy Cameron Review

In the Scottish boarding school St. George is preparing to busy on the day of honor of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew, before. Teacher Lili Campbell learns Sir Niall Munroy know, the father of her student Isobel, which is to perform the famous Scottish sword dance at the gala evening. Niall is overjoyed…

Life does not adhere to the alphabet of Andrea Bajani Review

There it there is still (or again?), The powerful short short story . With the force of an arrowhead she meets the exact moment in life that is more than it seems. On one or two sides of everyday life gets in one fine cracks under familiar surface it sounds hollow, scales fall from the…

Do you recognize me from Andrea Bajani Review

How to deal with the death of a good friend? Of a trusted friend, who was also a father. The one just as admired for his artistic power of his humanity. Whose weaknesses had come to accept in order to enjoy its strengths. The Italian writer Andrea Bajani, born in 1975, so lost a friend…

The gray dress by Andrea Camilleri Review

Febo Germosino wakes up like every morning: 6:00’s it. His body clock will change not as fast in the future when he is retired. For forty years he has led as director of the branch of a bank in Montelusa Sicily. Household servants and Villa he enjoys the highest standard of living. His first wife…

The labyrinth of mirrors by Andrea Camilleri Review

Though a good cop good eyes has, they do not realize necessarily the truth. Sometimes them a different reality is tricked into seeing without being able to notice it. This explains commissario Salvo Montalbano his hardworking staff Fazio after he ads, make sure that it is clearly out constantly duped. As the title of Andrea…

The smile of Signorina by Andrea Camilleri Review

Salvo Montalbano once went to school in Vigata, were discussed in his Italian lessons also Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem of about 1516 ” Orlando Furioso “, the “Orlando Furioso”. One incident is particularly impressed the sixteen: When Roland at the court of his uncle, the charming Chinese princess Angelica sees, he robbed his current love…

The nest of snakes by Andrea Camilleri Review

What kind of person Cosimo Barletta was really? The widower, father of two adult children, went daily to his work, leaving nothing to be guilty and did not fall unpleasant. Now he is dead, and it turns out that he had led a carefully hidden second existence: young as unscrupulous profiteers and loan shark and…

Twelve times Polt of Alfred Komarek Review

“Twelve times Polt” is now married a collection of little short stories by Simon Polt, the police inspector and later retired and father four years of twins. Obvious candidate begins the collection Polt first working day, and that is “The Beginning of the End”. The understandable nervousness of professional novice takes him Franz Gabler, who…

The power of the big fish by Andrea Camilleri Review

The plot is the crime of Garlasco basis: The young student Chiara Poggi was found dead on 13 August 2007 in her apartment, stabbed with a tailor scissors. All investigations were directed against her fiancé Alberto Stasi. The case attracted huge media interest. Since Camilleri, began writing his novel “The power of the big fish”;…

Thirteen is my number by Alice Schmid Review

The nine-year-old Lilly lives in the Swiss cup between Bern and Lucerne, which forms a natural border between Catholicism and Protestantism. Lilly is a bright girl, the exact least observed their environment, but mentally is almost ruined by their own problems. Why she sleeps at school again briefly one? Their nights are filled with nightmares,…

The ritual of vengeance by Andrea Camilleri Review

Commissario Salvo Montalbano felt his age more and more in his bones. Not only his hair is thinner, but also his skin: he is emotionally out of balance. His moods fluctuate – sometimes he yells ill-tempered, sometimes he curses angrily, and sometimes he falls into melancholy lows where it drives him the eyes water. Is…

La setta degli Angeli by Andrea Camilleri Review

In Sicilian archives must Andrea Camilleri with expert knowledge. Anyway, he discovered there have been reports of events that – if they provide a link to the present – inspire his imagination and stimulate the implementation in a new novel. “La setta degli Angeli” goes back to such a case. In 1901, a socially committed…

The honest thief by Andrea Camilleri Review

The newest “Montalbano” falls in several respects from the frame. The German title does not reveal that it is not a matter of the 23 band of Montalbano mystery novel series, but a collection of short stories, the Italian on the successful TV series “Il giovane Montalbano” (German: “Young Montalbano “) build [Lesen here my…

Maruzza Musumeci by Andrea Camilleri Review

This is the first part of a The individual titles of the trilogy can be found listed at the end of the page.” Gnazios caring care turns this place into a garden full of plants and animals, in which he built himself a house. Luckily for him, the soon-fifties now missing is a family. The…

The shepherd boy by Andrea Camilleri Review

This is the final part of a The individual titles of the trilogy can be found listed at the end of the page.” The emergency drives the impoverished rural residents to sell their own children as cheap labor; working conditions cry out to heaven, especially in the sulfur mines. This capitalist nightmare continues Camilleri a…

Romeo and Juliet in Vigata by Andrea Camilleri Review

One of Andrea Camilleri’s specialties is to characterize the people of his Sicilian home with a few precise narrative brushstrokes. He puts this in wonderful little framework – which the author seems inexhaustible fund of imaginative, original plots. Almost always also shine through clever allusions to the European cultural history. If he is looking for…

The Dance of the Seagull by Andrea Camilleri Review

After fourteen novels about his commissario Salvo Montalbano Camilleri has demonstrated its readers a certain repertoire of beginnings, which we agree. Time we are in the midst of an abstruse nightmare ( “The days of doubt” at eye level. And is also well known as the author of his characters not only designed, but puts…

In strict confidence by Andrea Camilleri Review

1929 – In quiet Sicilian vigata in the coming days, a young man is expected to arrive. He wants to study at the School of Mines and conclude with a diploma. Even before his arrival run all wires hot. The State Department sent a letter on August 20 with more information on the future students…

The woman from the sea by Andrea Camilleri Review

Andrea Camilleri in the years 2007 to 2009, a The individual titles of the trilogy can be found listed at the end of the page.” The first volume was published in Italy in 2007 (Mit a purchase through this link to support you my offer-danke!” The story revolves around a 1890 from America to vigata…

Overview Montalbano - crime novels and short stories by Andrea Camilleri Review

His real breakthrough as an author Andrea Camilleri experienced only when nearly seventy-year-old after 1994 his first novel was published on the Commissioner Salvo Montalbano: “details of Andrea Camilleri: ‘La forma dell’acqua’ on Books Reviews “ today, when the name is mentioned Salvo Montalbano , each the striking face of the actor Luca Zingaretti from…

The coin of Akragas by Andrea Camilleri Review

Andrea Camilleri associate most German readers with Inspector Montalbano. Here, this dedicated Sicilian author has published many stories with issues innumerable alongside that crime series. These mostly small, nice, but subtle stories provide a fascinating look at the people, their characters, their environment, their behavior – and in some cases deep insights into their personality…

The revolution of the moon by Andrea Camilleri Review

In the vast musical history of Sicily has Andrea Camilleri dug a little interlude that has not changed the world, but still moderns can give a lesson to us. The special skill of the author is that he gives several levels of telling episode: There are first and foremost human stories that touch us (good…

The sect of angels by Andrea Camilleri Review

“abuse by clergy” – this theme is present in the media and the public for several years, and one could fear that now Andrea Camilleri has jumped on the cart and wrote an enlightening, accusatory or anticlerical novel has where yet been revealed most grievances and guilty and appear complains. In fact, the investigators Just…

The track of light by Andrea Camilleri Review

A leisurely day off, the commissario would treat today. had as the interior minister announced to take on the return flight from Lampedusa refugee accommodation in vigata in inspection, and Police Commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi immediately gave instructions how any inconvenience had been to defeat in advance, Montalbano felt the same anger in his belly. These fine…

The days of doubt by Andrea Camilleri Review

Yesterday morning at 7.15 am died Salvo Montalbano. Since it is in the open coffin, laid out on his desk, and all those close to him are present: the colleagues Fazio, Catarella, Mimì, the pathologist Dr. Pasquano, the chief of police Bonetti-Alderighi – but just Livia, the Dauerverlobte of the deceased, missing What did he…

The lure of Andrea Camilleri Review

We will not stop seems ninety years old, unbroken creativity and inexhaustible his imagination. However, he has his Sicilian homeland (like the rest of Italy) with its rich culture and history (and many, many unresolved issues to the present day) a lot of material for new novels. When Andrea Camilleri at the end of his…

A Saturday Friends of Andrea Camilleri Review

This is true even for the limited staff – only seven figures deny the plot. Venue and language are not Sicilian, the subject is grim. And yet the book is dramatic as finely balanced, designed psychologically convincing and formulated captivating, as we of storytelling are used to from the other works of the Sicilian old…

A voice in the night by Andrea Camilleri Review

That Livia calls early in the morning at Salvo Montalbano is yes in principle no unpleasant surprise. The event already. Fifty-eight he was today, she says! The mathematical sophistry with which he tried deflect the unpleasant facts vex only the caller. The day he can check off. overtaken on the way to the police station…

Il casellante by Andrea Camilleri Review

This is the second part of a The individual titles of the trilogy can be found listed at the end of the page.” is The peculiarity of this volume but how realistic historical and political and social setting is increasingly imbued with magical, mythical elements that appear dark as we know, they do come from…

Il sonaglio by Andrea Camilleri Review

Andrea Camilleri have especially his many Lesen here everything about the commissario-Montalbano-Krimis by Andrea Camilleri on books Rezensionen” Since 2007, the Master graceful storytelling to the image of his homeland another aspect added that lets ability to sense their historical and cultural depth. In a The individual titles of the trilogy can be found listed…

Il sorriso di Angelica by Andrea Camilleri Review

Salvo Montalbano once went to school in Vigata, were discussed in his Italian lessons also Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem of about 1516 ” Orlando Furioso “, the “Orlando Furioso”. One incident is particularly impressed the sixteen: When Roland at the court of his uncle, the charming Chinese princess Angelica sees, he robbed his current love…

All I'm Anna Funder Review

To date, Ruth has not gotten it, that she had not interpreted the signs correctly. Since then, she emigrated with her husband Hans to London, he had changed … Ruth Becker comes from an Upper Silesian manufacturing family. “In my family no one ever was with physical work on … We were enlightened to Germany’s…

Swan song of Anna Hope Review

November 1920: The World War is over. The misery of the survivors goes on. United Kingdom is one of the victorious powers, but to complain more than 750,000 fallen soldiers. Many survivors hardly know where and how they can grieve, because you have nothing returned to them by their loved ones, not even sufficient messages….

A year in the country by Anna Quindlen Review

Rebecca Winter is sixty. Instead of enjoying the benefits of retirement, she is looking for something that can give her new orientation, a new grip on life. Their familiar surroundings for decades – the glamorous, vibrant, glamorous Manhattan – she had to leave behind. Your classy apartment there has leased it and moved to the…

Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard Review

The 17-year-old narrator grows up in London with Dad and stepmother Daphne. Only Dad’s sake, the grandparents had cared for her until she died. For Daphne, who runs a small cafe with Dad, the young woman is standing 14-only the unwanted product of their time only, immature mother Lily. Love never seen the girl. We…

My sister lives on the mantelpiece of Annabel Pitcher Review

jealousy among siblings is neither rare nor abnormal. Animates the lives of many families. Many small brother may groan inwardly and “not wait to finally get rid of” the big sister … James Aaron Matthews, the ten year old narrator thinks that deadly serious, however. The sister, who is his desire is Rose, and she…

One Saturday, with friends von Andrea Camilleri Review

Is this really a “Camilleri”? Where is the Sicilian flair, where the dialect, where are the comedic deposits? The author has turned to an unusual subject here, a kind of psychological chamber drama for seven players. The result is not the best, but certainly the bitterest book this immensely productive and versatile, as well as…

Enlightenment by Anne Chaplet Review

Commissioner Giorgio DeLange and three colleagues from the Frankfurt police are in an exchange program in Peru. are – (we bathe in blood “Nos bañamos en la sangre”) The sightseeing tour bus – – Machu Picchu and Cuzco, 3,400 m above sea level and the numerous horror stories of tour guide about the atrocities of…

The sweet face of the death of Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli Review

The publisher Daniele di Gennaro invited the well-known beyond Italy bestselling authors Andrea Camilleri and Carlo Lucarelli to a joint interview in the spring of 2005. From an initially planned film project, the idea finally came to this small, gentle mystery novel “The sweet face of death” (original title: “ Acqua in Bocca

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