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The Giants of Philosophy
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Durée : 2 h et 13 min
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A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite, indwelling cause of all things, a unified causal system that is virtually synonymous with nature.
Angelica, dix-huit ans, était la plus jolie fille d'Atlanta. Maintenant, elle gît dans un terrain vague et Frank Clemons, inspecteur alcoolique et divorcé, pense en voyant son corps à celui de sa propre fille, suicidée trois ans plus tôt. Cette enquête sera sa rédemption. Mais très vite, les questions surgissent : de quoi Angelica est-elle morte ? De qui était-elle enceinte ? Que cherchait-elle dans les galeries d'art un peu louches de la ville ? Et pour Frank, le mystère Angelica devient une obsession...
"Qu'allait faire Kelli sur le mont Crève-Cœur ce jour-là ? Qu'allait-elle chercher, seule dans la profondeur de ces bois ?" Trente ans après le drame, Ben demeure obsédé par l'image du corps de Kelli tel qu'il a été découvert sur la hauteur de ce mont où, jadis, l'on organisait une course de Noirs avant les enchères du marché aux esclaves.
New York 1939 : Thomas Danforth, jeune héritier à la Gatsby, voit son destin basculer lorsqu'il rencontre Anna Klein, espionne polyglotte. Pour elle, il rejoindra le "projet" des services secrets américains : assassiner Hitler. Après leur échec, Anna est arrêtée et l'on perd sa trace. Obstinément, Danforth la recherche à travers l'Europe dévastée. Sans cesser de se demander : qui a-t-elle trahi ?
Août 1926. Chatham, Nouvelle-Angleterre : son église, son port de pêche et son école de garçons fondée par Arthur Griswald qui la dirige avec probité. L'arrivée à Chatham School de la belle Mlle Channing, prof d'arts plastiques, paraît anodine en soi, mais un an plus tard, dans cette petite ville paisible, il y aura eu plusieurs morts. Henry, le fils adolescent de Griswald, est vite fasciné par celle qui l'encourage à "vivre ses passions jusqu'au bout". L'idéal de vie droite et conventionnelle que prône son père lui semble désormais un carcan.
Lorsque Lola Faye surgit devant Luke pour lui faire signer un de ses livres, il panique. Que lui veut cette femme, responsable à ses yeux du drame de sa jeunesse ? Luke allait partir pour l'université quand le mari jaloux de Lola a abattu son père. Ce meurtre a précipité la mort de sa mère dépressive et ruiné ses propres ambitions. Sa conversation avec Lola va éclairer le passé d'un jour nouveau.
Evil has a way of finding itself. How else could you explain the bond between Alvin and Judith Ann Neelley, who consecrated their marriage in blood? Before the killings started, they restricted themselves to simple mischief: prank calls, vandalism, firing guns at strangers' houses. Gradually their ambition grew, until one day at the Riverbend Mall in Rome, Georgia, they spotted Lisa Ann Millican.
It was not a clever killing. On May 5, 1973, three men escaped from a Maryland prison and disappeared. Joined by a 15-year-old brother, they surfaced in Georgia, where they were spotted joyriding in a stolen car. Within a week, the four young men were arrested on suspicion of committing one of the most horrific murders in American history. Jerry Alday and his family were eating Sunday dinner when death burst through the door of their cozy little trailer. Their six bodies are only the beginning of Thomas H. Cook's retelling of this gruesome story.
Steve Farris is an unexceptional middle-aged architect with an extraordinary past: When he was nine, his father came home one evening and murdered his mother, brother, and sister before vanishing off the face of the Earth. Steve has coped by shutting out the terrible memories, but when writer Rebecca Soltero arrives to interview him about his father, he is forced to reawaken the horrors of his childhood.
How did Sandrine die? There was no forced entry. She had been gradually stockpiling prescription drugs. A lethal quantity of Demerol was found in her blood. But did the beautiful, luminous Sandrine Madison really take her own life? The District Attorny doesn't think so. Neither does the local newspaper. And so Sandrine's husband must now face a town convinced of his guilt and a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core.
Over his acclaimed career, Cook’s novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound audiences across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of "Fatherhood", the Herodotus prize-winning title story, to the Edgar nominated "Rain", a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. "The Fix", the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. "What She Offered", the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century.
The grave on the football field is shallow, and easy to spot from a distance. It would have been found sooner, had most of the residents in the black half of Birmingham not been downtown, marching, singing, and being arrested alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Police detective Ben Wellman is among them when he gets the call about the fresh grave. Under the loosely packed dirt, he finds a young black girl, her innocence taken and her life along with it. His sergeant orders Wellman to investigate, but instructs him not to try too hard.
When a lovely high-school girl is destroyed by a blow to her head, the savage act sends the people of a small southern town reeling. For 30 years, the mystery behind the attack has festered, damaging countless lives. Now the town physician, who once loved the girl, must tell the dark story of what really happened that day.
As lawyer Henry Griswald draws up an aging client’s will, he reflects on a series of events in 1926-1927 that shattered the peace of his boyhood community. Griswald, then a student at the school where his father was headmaster, witnessed a passion that would change him forever. At the heart of Griswald’s reverie lies a mystery only he can solve. What really happened at Black Pond—a tragedy that eventually destroyed five lives?
Thomas Danforth has lived a fortunate life. The son of a wealthy importer, he traveled the world in his youth, and now, in his twenties, he lives in New York City and runs the family business. It is 1939, and the world is on the brink of war, but Danforth's life is untroubled, his future assured. Then, on a snowy evening walk along Gramercy Park, a friend poses a fateful question. As it turns out, this friend has a dangerous idea that can change the world.
Thomas H. Cook’s mesmerizing novels have attracted many Edgar Award nominations, and his "Chatham School Affair" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Filled with the haunting characters that have become Cook’s trademark, Instruments of Night creates a fusion between past and present that is unique and chilling.
Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers
Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, and others
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Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
Durée : 10 h et 22 min
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An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.R.F. Keating, John Lescroart, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, Max Allan Collins, Thomas H. Cook, Pat Jordan, Michael Malone, Michele Martinez, Julie Smith, and Scott Wolven.
George Gates is a former travel writer. He used to specialise in writing about places where people disappeared, sometimes individuals, sometimes whole societies. Now, since the murder of his eight-year-old son, Gates writes for the town paper about flower festivals and local celebrities. Enter Arlo McBride, a retired missing-persons detective. Knowing Gates' past, he mentions the case of Katherine Carr, a woman who vanished 20 years before....
In 1937, a slender young woman arrived in a small Maine town. Dora March was lovely, quiet, and mysterious. Soon the tragedies began: a house fire, a murder, a suicide. Within a year, Dora vanished, leaving behind dark, unanswered questions. But before she disappeared, the town's newspaperman was stabbed to death. Now Cal, the slain man's brother, must tear off the emotional veil clouding his judgement and find Dora March.
Into the Web stars Roy Slater, a young man who 25 years ago ran away from his hometown to escape the consequences of an unspeakable crime. Now, Roy returns to see his father die and is caught up in another scandal. Murder rocks the small town, and for Roy it draws him into the same web of deceit and treachery he tried so hard to leave behind. Tom Stechschulte's intense narration will have listeners on the edges of their seats.