Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime. Now the war is over and Gunther is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendour, he traces sprials of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo. Gripping, frightening, and pungently atmospheric, A German Requiem demonstrates Philip Kerr´s power to take his readers hostage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000822de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Broussard, the plump and proud New Orleans medical examiner, obviously loves food. Less apparent to the casual observer is his hatred of murderers. Together with his gorgeous sidekick, psychologist Kit Franklyn, the two make a powerful, although improbable, mystery solving duo. It´s a bizarre case for Andy and Kit. A man is found in Jackson Square, stabbed, one eyelid removed and four Scrabble tiles with the letters KOJE on his chest. Soon, there’s a second victim, also stabbed and missing one eyelid, but this time with only three letters on his chest, KOJ. The pattern is unmistakable, but does it mean there will be two more victims and then the killer will go away, or is he leading up to something bigger and deadlier? Broussard and Kit use their disciplines to profile the killer, but it soon becomes clear that the clues and objects they’ve found are part of a sick game that the killer is playing with Broussard; a game most likely engineered by one of the hundreds of attendees at the annual forensics meeting being held in New Orleans. Has Broussard finally met his match? New Orleans Requiem is written in Donaldson´s unique style: A hard-hitting, punchy, action-packed prose that’s dripping with a folksy, decidedly southern, sense of irony. Add in Donaldson´s brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics and the sultry flavor of New Orleans, and the result is first class forensic procedural within an irresistibly delectable mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020319de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Glen Ishard: the idyllic Scottish home of ex-rock star Nick Mackenzie and his exotic wife, Alusha. It is a haven of peace and security after all the years on the road, until the day a small plane with a deadly chemical cargo flies off course. In the tragic aftermath, Daisy Field, environmental campaigner, picks up the trail. Abrasive and idealistic, she´s determined to fight the ´´profits before safety´´ attitude of the agrochemical industry. But to win she needs Nick´s millions, and Nick is facing difficulties of his own.From the wilds of Scotland to the corridors of power in London and Chicago, from Madison Square Garden to a seedy security firm in south London, Requiem pulls Daisy into a struggle against apathy, sabotage, and dirty tricks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lindsay Duncan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000271de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she´s been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her.... Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she´s up against someone who´ll go to any lengths to protect themselves.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002910de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Beck learned the value of loyalty the hard way. Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he developed a keen sense of right and wrong. So when his friend is beaten and killed on the streets of the Bronx, Beck is determined to provide him a measure of justice; a little dignity. But what starts as an investigation into a simple street killing soon turns into something more sinister and complex than Beck could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004190de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The death of Paco "Packy" Johnson shouldn´t have surprised anyone. Paco Johnson spent a lifetime in the system - starting in juvie at age 10, then prison for most of his adult life. But he managed to make some real friends in prison, friends who helped him get parole, a place to stay, and plans to help him adjust to a life outside prison after 17 years behind bars. But only 17 hours after he was released, he was found dead - murdered - in the streets of the Bronx. James Beck can´t save Packy any longer - but he can try to find out what happened to Packy and why and exact a measure of justice. Beck, ringleader of a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn´s Red Hook section, is determined to accord Packy at least some dignity and a measure of justice. But what drove Packy out onto the streets of the Bronx his first night back? Who did he run into who hated him enough to viciously beat him before executing him and yet left behind his wallet full of cash? But what at first appears to be a simple, if tragic, street killing quickly becomes something much more difficult and complex. And it will take all the skills, connections, and cunning of Beck and his team not only to learn the truth but to survive the forces they´ve unwittingly unleashed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002376de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kaltblütig wird der deutsche EU-Kommissar Walter Reinhart in Helsinki erschossen. Die finnische Sicherheitspolizei aktiviert ihre besten Köpfe, um das brutale Attentat aufzuklären, dem in schneller Abfolge weitere folgen. An vorderster Front kämpfen Arto Ratamo und Riita Kuurma, privat wie beruflich ein Paar. Der alleinerziehende Vater und Ex-Wissenschaftler hat Mut und einen siebten Sinn; Riita verfügt über die nötige Beharrlichkeit, um die Mörder ausfindig zu machen. Doch es sind die Hintermänner, die sich dem Zugriff entziehen - bis sie selbst zuschlagen. Der dritte Fall aus der Krimireihe um Arto Ratamo. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Julian Mehne. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tsdr/000451de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
A young woman falls to her death. The only people with her are four schoolfriends. One - or maybe all of them - is responsible. Twenty years later someone is intent on letting them have their just desserts. DCI Andrew Fenwick is soon caught up in a desperate race against time to find the murderer before he completes his bloody vendetta. As the death toll mounts, he must draw the predator out of the shadows and into an unconventional trap with the ultimate bait. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000100de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With dashing Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher at her side, Daisy is enjoying a delightful performance of Verdi´s Requiem, featuring her neighbor Muriel Westlea´s celebrated sister, Bettina. But when all that emerges from the doomed diva´s vocal chords is a dying gasp, Daisy soon discovers that the notoriously difficult opera star had her share of adversaries; among them a smugly philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass, and even her own vocal coach husband, with whom she shared a hardly harmonious marriage. Did one of them fatally poison the acclaimed mezzo? Or is someone else determined to see that Daisy´s investigation ends on as bitter a note as Bettina´s fateful last performance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001616de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru´s story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato´s fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States. As with most great battle stories, its ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graeme Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018270de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.