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Ein ermordeter Professor. Ratlos zurück in der Heimatstadt. Leichen in den Gassen von Dublin. Flucht in ein Videospiel. Die letzte Bibliothek der Welt.  Kulturelle Fallen zwischen Amerikanern und Russen. – Gute englische eBook-Bestseller kostenlos oder sehr, sehr preiswert. Diese eBooks sind oft nur kurze Zeit kostenlos! Bitte beachten Sie unsere FAQ zu den hier präsentierten kostenlosen eBooks.

The Last Librarian

SciFi-Thriller von Brandt Legg

In the year 2098, there is no more war, no more hunger and no more pollution. The world is secure and Earth’s 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy. There is also only one remaining library that still houses physical books. In addition to the dusty volumes, the library holds many secrets. But the government has decided to shut it down and burn the contents.

Brandt Legg hat als junger Mann ein Vermögen angehäuft und verloren und hat wegen Finanzbetrug ein Jahr im Gefängnis verbracht. Heute verfasst er erfolgreich spannende SciFi-Thriller.  „The Last Librarian is an example of excellent science fiction. It is believable. It is a futuristic dystopian vision of planet Earth and the greedy human race and it may make you compare Legg’s futuristic world with our current world.“ (Rezensent) (394 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 336 Seiten – noch gratis?

Colin Cotterill, geb. 1952 ist Engländer, lebt aber in Thailand. Bekannt geworden ist er mit seinen Krimis um Dr. Siri Paiboun, einen laotischen Pathologen.

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The Curse of the Pogo Stick

Krimi von Colin Cotterill

Following a rash but perhaps not unexpected moment of insolence, Dr. Siri is forced to go on a road trip with Judge Haeng and the Justice Department. On a deserted jungle trail they are ambushed and Siri is kidnapped by Hmong insurgents. His only route to freedom is to exorcise the village of its demon – a task he has no idea how to accomplish. Newly pregnant Nurse Dtui and Dr. Siri’s fiance, Madame Daeng, are left alone to track down an assassin intent on wiping out the mortuary staff.

Band 5 der Serie. “The reason his series continues to be worth reading, is the author’s deep understanding of these people and their beautiful, troubled land . . . Like Dr. Siri, Colin Cotterill has a touch of magic about him.” (Boston Globe) (77 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 225 Seiten noch günstig?

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Disco for the Departed

Krimi von Colin Cotterill

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Dr Siri Paiboun may be in his seventy-third year, but he’s still as sturdy as a jungle boar – and as crafty as one. Reluctant coroner to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, he’s been despatched to the country’s mountainous north where the sudden appearance of a mummified arm protruding from a concrete path laid in front of the President’s new mansion has caused an understandable degree of embarrassment. Dr Siri’s disinterment and autopsy of the body attached to the arm provide some grisly surprises but it is his gifts as a shaman that put the septuagenarian doctor on the trail of the killer.

Band 3 der Serie. “A wonderfully fresh and exotic mystery.” (New York Times) (94 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 272 Seiten noch günstig?

Awaken Online: Catharsis

LitRPG von Travis Bagwell

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He’s in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn’t expect. In this game, he isn’t the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

LitRPG, Literature Role Playing Game, ist ein relativ neues, aber rasch wachsendes Fantasy-Subgenre, das auf Online-Video-Spielen beruht. Das ist ein besonders erfolgreiches Buch aus diesem Genre. „I found this story to be very believable. It describes something I would love to experience. There are plenty of surprises along the way. It may sound like I am reviewing a game instead of a book, but the two are so well integrated it is difficult to separate them.“ (Leser) (789 Rezensionen / 4,8 Sterne), 526 Seiten – noch gratis?

Shadow of the Dolocher Historischer Thriller von European P. Douglas
Zwei Jahre nach den furchtbaren Verbrechen des Serienmörders, der bekannt als ‘The Dolocher’ ist, fangen wieder Leichen an, sich in den dunklen Gassen von Dublin zu häufen. Alderman James weiß nur zu gut, welche Furcht und Schrecken das bei den Leuten auslösen kann. Als von dem Mörder ein Brief mit einer schockierenden Forderung eintrifft, weiß James, dass er schnell handeln muss, um eine neue Flut von Morden zu verhindern. „I found myself trying to figure out who might be the murderer, and in the sign of a great mystery the author kept me guessing.“ (Leser) (1 Rezension / 5,0 Sterne), 258 Seiten – noch gratis?

Lilac Avenue Cozy Krimi von Pamela Grandstaff
Nachdem Claire Fitzpatrick zwanzig Jahre lang in Hollywood gearbeitet hat und nach Rose Hill zurückgekehrt ist, hätte sie sich niemals träumen lassen, dass sie nach Hause gekommen ist, um zu bleiben. Drei Monate später arbeitet sie im Bee Hive Hair Salon, schläft in ihrem Kinderzimmer und fragt sich, was sie mit dem Rest ihres Lebens anfangen soll. „The written characters had distinct personalities but you could not determine the good guys and the bad guys. Suspense!“ (Leserin) (42 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 416 Seiten – noch gratis?

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 – 1957) ist eine der unvergesslichen Meisterinnen klassischer britischer Krimis.

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Whose Body?

Krimi von Dorothy L. Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey is invited to view a corpse which has been deposited in the bathtub of a architect. The corpse is quickly identified as that of Sir Reuben Levy, the City financier; and just as quickly it is proved to be someone else. Where is Sir Reuben? And whose body was in the bath?

Band 1 der Serie. “She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.” (Minette Walters) (460 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 171 Seiten noch günstig?

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Hangman’s Holiday

Kriminal-Erzählungen von Dorothy L. Sayers

Poisoned port … pet cats in peril … purloined pearls … Lord Peter Wimsey solves the mysteries of the man who was blown into the fourth dimension and the murder in fancy dress. He pursues miscreants across several countries and into unexpected hiding places. Dorothy L. Sayers‘ other detective, Montague Egg, encounters a fugitive murderer and uncovers a killer in an Oxford cloister. The travelling salesman extraordinaire solves puzzles with a unique combination of matter-of-fact practicality and brilliant deduction.

Band 9 der Serie. “Don’t try to solve the mystery — Sayers doesn’t necessarily play fair with her clues in this format — but enjoy the writing style that is very much tied to its time and place, where how the characters present themselves is a major part of the fun.” (Leser) (45 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 260 Seiten noch günstig?

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The Nine Tailors

Krimi von Dorothy L. Sayers

When his sexton finds a corpse in the wrong grave, the rector of Fenchurch St Paul asks Lord Peter Wimsey to find out who the dead man was and how he came to be there. The lore of bell-ringing and a brilliantly-evoked village in the remote fens of East Anglia are the unforgettable background to a story of an old unsolved crime and its violent unravelling twenty years later.

Band 11 der Serie. Das war einer meiner Lieblingsbücher mit Lord Peter Wimsey, ich habe es mehrfach auf Deutsch und auf Englisch gelesen. “The first time I read this, the denouement was shocking, breathtaking. On subsequent reads you find more and more subtlety, more and more careful characterisation.” (Leser) (180 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?

An Unexamined Wife

Krimi von Meg Wolfe

In the second book of the Charlotte Anthony series, plans for an idyllic holiday in Aspen are disrupted by the discovery of a dead professor in his lab full of suspicious-looking plants. Once again, Charlotte joins forces with Detective Barnes to solve a murder that is anything but straightforward. Potential motives and suspects are many and the prof’s complicated love life only adds to the confusion. Her investigation reveals unexpected connections between husbands, wives, friends, and lovers, and between past and future events.

Meg Wolfe ist eine Anhängerin des Minimalismus, wozu sie einen Blog schreibt und Kochbücher verfasst hat. So richtig heimisch fühlt sie sich jetzt mit ihrer minimalistischen Krimiheldin – aber die Bücher kann man auch genießen, wenn man üppiger lebt. „The people and the town come alive with Meg’s story telling….and the mystery was wonderful….with lots of twists and turns.” (Leser) (40 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 381 Seiten – noch gratis?

51 Ways to Offend a Russian Reiseerinnerungen von Marshall Lincoln
Warum erschrecken Dinge, die Russen normal finden Amerikaner so oft? Warum verärgern Dinge, die Amerikaner vollkommen normal finden, Russen so oft? Warum ist es so einfach, unwissentlich in ein kulturelles Tabu nach dem anderen zu laufen? „Mr. Lincoln fearlessly explores Russia and to the readers delight we can ride along with him through culture shock and sobering learning’s as he courts Russian women, drinks vodka (obviously), mistakenly offends everyone and stumbles through quite an expanse of surprising tidbits of Russian life so foreign to any human outside of Russia. These little stories of personal interactions that only someone traveling far outside the realm of a tourist would experience are simply magical.” (Leserin) (18 Rezensionen / 4,9 Sterne), 97 Seiten – noch gratis?

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