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· Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes par Marie Treps · Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain · Conan Doyle for the defense. The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox · Tori Telfer: Lady Killers. Deadly Women Throughout History · My Name Is Venus Black. A Novel by Heather Lloyd · Antti Tuomainen: Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof · Bruno Fuligni: Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21 · Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence · The Last Revolution – Nexus-conferentie 2017 · Fries Museum presenteert Mata Hari: De mythe en het meisje · Leif GW Persson: The Dying Detective. A Mystery · Sleeping Beauties. A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King

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Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes par Marie Treps

La linguiste Marie Treps retrace l’histoire des insultes racistes dans Maudits mots.

La linguiste effectue un inventaire des insultes racistes au fil du temps, à partir de citations issues de textes anciens ou contemporains. Elle retrace les circonstances historiques dans lesquelles elles ont été imaginées ainsi que les motivations.

“Maudits” mots fournit un inventaire détaillé des termes et des expressions produits, au cours de notre histoire, par la xénophobie ordinaire ou par le racisme exacerbé.

Marie Treps dissèque les multiples insultes adressées aux Allemands, aux Arabes, aux Asiatiques, aux Espagnols, aux Italiens, aux Juifs, et à bien d’autres groupes ainsi réduits à l’état de stéréotypes, voire déshumanisés.

En linguiste et en sémiologue, Marie Treps ausculte tout un lexique qui vise à dégrader, à stigmatiser, à outrager, qui est parfois naïf, faussement affectueux, ou qui se donne une apparence scientifique. L’analyse s’appuie sur des textes anciens et contemporains, dont beaucoup appartiennent à la littérature.

Linguiste et sémiologue, Marie TREPS a publié une quinzaine d’ouvrages consacrés à la langue française, notamment, Les Mots voyageurs, Seuil, 2003 ; Les Mots migrateurs, Seuil, 2009 ; Les Mots-caresses, CNRS Editions, 2011 ; Oh là là, ces Français ! La Librairie Vuibert, 2015.

Marie Treps:
Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes
Broché: 327 pages
Editeur: Tohu-Bohu éditions
Collection: TOHU BOHU
Langue: Français
2017
ISBN : 978-2-37622-012-1
Dimensions: 15 x 20 cm
€ 20,00

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Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain

A compelling history of women in seventeenth century espionage, telling the forgotten tales of women from all walks of life who acted as spies in early modern Britain.

Nadine Akkerman has immersed herself in archives and letter collections, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long been hidden by history.

It would be easy for the modern reader to conclude that women had no place in the world of early modern espionage, with a few seventeenth-century women spies identified and then relegated to the footnotes of history.

If even the espionage carried out by Susan Hyde, sister of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, during the turbulent decades of civil strife in Britain can escape the historiographer’s gaze, then how many more like her lurk in the archives?

Nadine Akkerman’s search for an answer to this question has led to the writing of Invisible Agents, the very first study to analyse the role of early modern women spies, demonstrating that the allegedly-male world of the spy was more than merely infiltrated by women.

This compelling and ground-breaking contribution to the history of espionage details a series of case studies in which women – from playwright to postmistress, from lady-in-waiting to laundry woman – acted as spies, sourcing and passing on confidential information on account of political and religious convictions or to obtain money or power.

The struggle of the She-Intelligencers to construct credibility in their own time is mirrored in their invisibility in modern historiography.

Akkerman has immersed herself in archives, libraries, and private collections, transcribing hundreds of letters, breaking cipher codes and their keys, studying invisible inks, and interpreting riddles, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long remained hidden by history.

Nadine Akkerman is Reader in early modern English Literature at Leiden University and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. She is author of the critically acclaimed Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain (OUP), and of The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (OUP), the third and final volume of which will be published in 2020, and is currently writing the definitive biography of Elizabeth Stuart. She has also published extensively on women’s history, diplomacy, and masques, and curated several exhibitions, including the popular Courtly Rivals at the Haags Historisch Museum. In 2017 she was elected to The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received a Special Recognition Award from the World Cultural Council.

Invisible Agents
Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain
Nadine Akkerman
Language: English
Oxford University Press
Hardcover
288 pages
Published: 12 July 2018
8 colour plates & 12 black and white images
234x156mm
ISBN-10: 0198823010
ISBN-13: 978-0198823018
£20.00

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Conan Doyle for the defense. The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox

For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no recent book that tells this remarkable story—in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case.

In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step by step inside Conan Doyle’s investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time—a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias.

In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater—an immigrant Jewish cardsharp—who, despite his obvious innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison.

Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater’s freedom.

Margalit Fox, a celebrated longtime writer for The New York Times, has “a nose for interesting facts, the ability to construct a taut narrative arc, and a Dickens-level gift for concisely conveying personality” (Kathryn Schulz, New York). In Conan Doyle for the Defense, she immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in the history of forensics, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method.

A senior writer at The New York Times, Margalit Fox is considered one of the foremost explanatory writers and literary stylists in American journalism. As a member of the newspaper’s celebrated obituary news department, she has written front-page send-offs of some of the leading cultural figures of our age. (Conan Doyle for the Defense is in many ways a fond belated obituary for the long-overlooked Oscar Slater, an immigrant everyman treated inexcusably by history.) Fox’s previous book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, the writer and critic George Robinson.

Conan Doyle for the Defense
The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer
By Margalit Fox
Illustrated
Hardcover
Published by Random House
Random House
$27.00
Jun 26, 2018
352 Pages
ISBN 9780399589454

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Tori Telfer: Lady Killers. Deadly Women Throughout History

Author Tori Telfer’s “Lady Killers,” a thrilling and entertaining compendium, investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages.

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender?

The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.”

Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence.

Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction.

Lady Killers
Deadly Women Throughout History
by Tori Telfer
2017
ISBN: 9780062433732
ISBN 10: 0062433733
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Pages: 352
List Price: 15.99 USD
TRUE CRIME – Murder- Serial Killers -History – Women
Illustrations by Dame Darcy

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My Name Is Venus Black. A Novel by Heather Lloyd

In this riveting, heartfelt debut, a young woman assumes a new name to escape her dark past and find the redemption she desperately seeks.

“A terrific debut, told gently, honestly, and with a generous amount of hope.”—New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford

Venus Black is a straitlaced A student fascinated by the study of astronomy—until the night she commits a shocking crime that tears her family apart and ignites a media firestorm. Venus refuses to talk about what happened or why, except to blame her mother. Adding to the mystery, Venus’s developmentally challenged younger brother, Leo, goes missing.

More than five years later, Venus is released from prison with a suitcase of used clothes, a fake identity, and a determination to escape her painful past. Estranged from her mother, and with her beloved brother still missing, she sets out to make a fresh start in Seattle, skittish and alone. But as new people enter her orbit—including a romantic interest and a young girl who seems like a mirror image of her former lost self—old wounds resurface, and Venus realizes that she can’t find a future while she’s running from her past.

In this gripping story, debut novelist Heather Lloyd brilliantly captures ordinary lives thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Told through a constellation of captivating voices, My Name Is Venus Black explores the fluidity of right and wrong, the pain of betrayal, and the meaning of love and family.

Heather Lloyd, who has spent many years working as an editor and writing coach, lives with her husband in New York City. My Name Is Venus Black is her first novel.

My Name Is Venus Black
A Novel
By Heather Lloyd
Category: Crime Mysteries
Hardcover : $27.00
Publ.: Feb 27, 2018
368 Pages
ISBN 9780399592188
Publ. by The Dial Press

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Antti Tuomainen: Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof

Jaako ist 37, als sein Arzt ihm eröffnet, dass er keine Grippe hat, sondern sterben wird, und zwar sehr bald: Jemand hat ihn über längere Zeit hinweg vergiftet.

Das an sich ist schon geeignet, einem Mann so richtig den Tag zu verderben. Leider wird Jaako bei der Rückkehr nach Hause außerdem noch Zeuge, wie ihn seine Frau mit Petri betrügt, dem jungen, knackigen Angestellten ihrer gemeinsamen Firma. Der Firma, die in jüngster Zeit gefährlich Konkurrenz bekommen hat.

Jaako beschließt herauszufinden, wer ihn um die Ecke bringen will. Und er wird sein Unternehmen für die Zeit nach seinem Tod fit machen. Der Handel mit den in Japan zu Höchstpreisen gehandelten Matsutake-Pilzen läuft nämlich ausgezeichnet, und in Finnlands Wäldern wachsen nun einmal die besten. Doch das neue Konkurrenzunternehmen kämpft wirklich mit harten Bandagen.

Ist es da Jaakos Schuld, wenn es zu Toten kommt? Und hat er überhaupt Zeit für anderer Leute Sorgen? Denn so viel ist klar: Mit dem Tod vor Augen geht alles leichter, gilt es doch jede Minute zu genießen.

«Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof» ist nicht einfach ein Kriminalroman, sondern ein besonderes Buch: lustig und tragisch, berührend und skurril, lebensklug und nachdenklich, ein Roman, der trotz seines makabren Themas die Lebensgeister weckt, und eine schräge Lektüre, bei der man sich fühlt, als befände man sich in einem Film von Aki Kaurismäki.

Antti Tuomainen, Jahrgang 1971, ist einer der angesehensten und erfolgreichsten finnischen Schriftsteller. Er wurde u.a. mit dem Clue Award, dem Finnischen Krimipreis ausgezeichnet, seine Romane erscheinen in über 25 Ländern. Antti Tuomainen lebt mit seiner Frau in Helsinki.

Antti Tuomainen
Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof
Erscheinungstermin: 24.01.2018
384 Seiten
Hardcover
€19,95
Übersetzt von: Niina Wagner; Jan Costin Wagner
Verlag: Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-06552-2

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Bruno Fuligni: Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21

Peu de noms évoquent autant le mystère, la sensualité et l’intrigue que celui de Mata Hari. Son histoire est vraie, mais elle comporte tous les ingrédients d’un grand film d’aventure : ambition, argent, sexe, pouvoir et mort tragique…

Mère de famille, danseuse nue, espionne et femme fatale, Mata Hari a traversé plusieurs vies avant d’accéder au rang de personnage légendaire. Fusillée en 1917, elle a continué de vivre dans l’imaginaire collectif, devenant un mythe dont se sont emparés le cinéma et la publicité.

Première star mondiale, dont le nom sonne comme une marque, elle a inventé le strip-tease, créé un style vestimentaire et inauguré l’ère du renseignement technologique, puisque ce sont les interceptions de la tour Eiffel qui ont Iivré les secrets de l’«agent H 21». Une histoire folle d’une grande modernité.

À partir des archives de la Défense et d’une abondante documentation, Bruno Fuligni révèle la captivante histoire d’une vie faite d’amour, de mensonges et de subterfuges, la vie d’une femme dont le nom est devenu le symbole de l’espionnage au féminin.

Bruno Fuligni
Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21
Albums hors série, Gallimard Loisirs
Parution : 12-10-2017
192 pages, ill.,
sous couverture illustrée,
195 x 255 mm, cartonné
Genre : Albums illustrés Thème : histoire
Sous-thème : Temps présent (1914 – XXe s.)
ISBN : 9782742448012
Gencode : 9782742448012
Prix €35,00

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Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

Bullets into Bells is a powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impacted

Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Natasha Threthewey, Robert Hass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams; Senator Christopher Murphy; Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts; survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emmanuel AME, and Virginia Tech shootings; and Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.

The result is a stunning collection of poems and prose that speaks directly to the heart and a persuasive and moving testament to the urgent need for gun control.

Bullets into Bells
Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence
Foreword by Gabrielle Giffords
Introduction by Colum McCann
Edited by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader
Category: Poetry
Paperback
Dec 05, 2017
208 Pages
$15.00
Published by Beacon Press
ISBN 9780807025581

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The Last Revolution – Nexus-conferentie 2017

De Jasmijnrevolutie, de Egyptische Revolutie, Euromaidan: het is nu moeilijk voor te stellen dat de Russische Revolutie, precies een eeuw geleden, beloofde de laatste revolutie te zijn.

Ondanks bolsjewistisch optimisme en dromen van gelijkheid bracht zij evengoed, net als andere opstanden, een angstaanjagende vernietiging van vrijheid, waarden en waarheid.

Revoluties bleven volgen.

Vragen over mens en maatschappij blijven onopgelost. Vanwaar revoluties? Welke machten bevrijden en welke onderdrukken?

Wat leren we uit het feit dat de Franse Revolutie eindigde in een bloedbad, de Russische Revolutie verwerd tot totalitarisme, maar de Amerikaanse Revolutie succesvol was?

Op zaterdag 18 november brengt Nexus gezaghebbende denkers, politici, wetenschappers en ideologen van over de hele wereld bijeen voor een gezamenlijke zoektocht naar antwoorden, ideeën en argumenten.

Wat voor vrijheidsbeweging wacht de 21e eeuw? En wie zijn de individuen die tegen gevestigde machten in durven denken, die wel in opstand komen? Waar halen zij die kracht vandaan? Wat zal de ware laatste revolutie zijn?

Deelnemers

Antony Blinken – diplomaat en strateeg van Clinton en Obama

Aleksandr Dugin – politiek filosoof en adviseur van Poetin

William Fallon – oud-bevelhebber Amerikaanse strijdkrachtenDeelnemers

Sjeik Rached Ghannouchi – toppoliticus en leider Tunesische revolutie

Aileen Kelly – expert Russische intellectuele geschiedenis

Pankaj Mishra – essayist en romancier

Moisés Naím – Venezolaans staatsman en politiek filosoof

Nelofer Pazira – Afghaans-Canadees filmmaker en schrijver

Shaha Riza – Arabisch activist

Dominique de Villepin – Frans staatsman en diplomaat

Leon Wieseltier – publiek intellectueel

Michael Žantovský – diplomaat, vertaler, woordvoerder en vriend van Václav Havel

Zhang Weiwei – filosoof van China als belangrijkste supermacht

Conferentie
The Last Revolution
Nexus-conferentie 2017
Zaterdag 18 november 2017
9.30 — 16.00 uur
Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amsterdam

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Fries Museum presenteert Mata Hari: De mythe en het meisje

Vanaf 14 oktober 2017 tot en met 2 april 2018 presenteert het Fries Museum in Leeuwarden de tentoonstelling Mata Hari: De mythe en het meisje.

Precies honderd jaar na haar dood vertelt het museum voor het eerst het volledige levensverhaal van Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. Het meisje uit Leeuwarden groeide aan het begin van de vorige eeuw uit tot de wereldberoemde danseres Mata Hari. Aan het eind van de Eerste Wereldoorlog werd ze door de Franse dienst opgepakt en geëxecuteerd op verdenking van spionage. Meer dan honderd bruiklenen uit binnen- en buitenland komen speciaal voor deze tentoonstelling naar Leeuwarden. Hieronder bevindt zich een selectie van de onlangs vrijgegeven Franse militaire dossiers, die voor het eerst voor het publiek te zien zullen zijn. Mata Hari: de mythe en het meisje is de grootste tentoonstelling ooit over het leven van Margaretha Geertruida Zelle.

Op 13 maart 1905 maakte Mata Hari haar dansdebuut in de bibliotheek van Musée Guimet. Vanuit Parijs veroverde ze de Europese danstheaters, van Rome tot Berlijn en van Wenen tot Madrid. Al snel kwam ze ook bekend te staan om haar welgestelde en invloedrijke minnaars en bewonderaars. Op 13 februari 1917 arresteerde de Franse geheime dienst Mata Hari. Ze werd toen al een tijdje geschaduwd door een team van geheim agenten. Na een proces waarin ze tegenstrijdige verklaringen gaf, bevond een oorlogstribunaal haar schuldig, het vonnis: ‘Mort’.

De gerechtsdossiers in de zaak tegen Mata Hari zijn de afgelopen honderd jaar bewaard in de Franse militaire archieven in Vincennes. Tijdens de tentoonstelling zijn deze stukken voor het eerst voor het publiek te zien. Surveillanceverslagen, transcripties van haar verhoren en belangrijke bewijsstukken, zoals de onderschepte telegrammen van een Duitse militair attaché in Madrid, geven een kijkje in het proces tegen Mata Hari.

De tentoonstelling neemt de bezoeker mee naar sleutelmomenten in het leven van Margaretha. Een poëziealbum, schoolrapport en zelf geschreven gedichten vertellen over een gelukkige jeugd in Leeuwarden. Onlangs verkregen objecten, brieven en foto’s geven nieuwe inzichten in haar tot nu toe onderbelichte rol als vrouw en moeder in Nederlands-Indië. Een babyboek laat zien hoe ze de ontwikkeling van haar zoontje Norman en dochter Non bijhield. Na het verlies van hun zoontje raakte het stel verwikkeld in een vechtscheiding. Het Fries historisch en letterkundig centrum Tresoar verkreeg onlangs brieven die deze periode illustreren en geeft deze correspondentie in bruikleen. Deze objecten laten zien dat MacLeod weigerde alimentatie te betalen en zijn ex-vrouw al het contact met haar dochter ontzegde. Margaretha schreef te twijfelen of ze in de buurt van haar dochter moest blijven, of naar Parijs moest gaan om een carrière op te bouwen.

Van Musée Guimet in Parijs krijgt het Fries Museum een Shivabeeld en veertien wajangpoppen in bruikleen. Deze objecten vormden het decor tijdens haar eerste optredens in de bibliotheek van de rijke industrieel Émile Guimet. Uit deze periode stammen ook de plakboeken van Mata Hari. Hierin hield ze minutieus bij wat voor foto’s, affiches, recensies en artikelen over haar gepubliceerd werden. Deze persoonlijke verzameling is een van de topstukken van de tentoonstelling. In 1916, vlak voor haar arrestatie, werd Mata Hari vereeuwigd door de schilder Isaac Israëls. Het levensgrote portret van het Kröller-Müller Museum is onlangs volledig gerestaureerd. In Mata Hari: de mythe en het meisje is het schilderij voor het eerst sinds deze restauratie te zien.

Na haar dood groeit Mata Hari uit tot een mythe. Ze is stijlicoon, sekssymbool en femme fatale. Haar leven is onderwerp van talloze boeken en spreekt internationaal tot de verbeelding. Filmsterren als Greta Garbo, Sylvia Kristel en Marlene Dietrich spelen de rol van Mata Hari. Het Fries Museum heeft een omvangrijke eigen collectie op het gebied van Mata Hari. De eigen collectie wordt aangevuld met bruiklenen uit onder andere The National Archives in Londen, Musée Guimet in Parijs, het Franse militaire archief in Vincennes en Bibliothèque nationale de France, het Nationaal Archief en diverse privé verzamelingen.

Het Fries Museum neemt bezoekers in zes tentoonstellingszalen mee op reis door het bewogen leven van Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. Het vernieuwende tentoonstellingsconcept werd ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Studio Louter. Opera Amsterdam tekent voor de theatrale vormgeving.

De tentoonstelling Mata Hari, de mythe en het meisje is onderdeel van Leeuwarden-Fryslân Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa 2018 en wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Provinsje Fryslân, Vrienden Fries Museum, VSBfonds, Stichting het Old Burger Weeshuis, Stichting Het Nieuwe Stads Weeshuis, Fonds Bolsward-Dronrijp 1993, Stichting Siebolt Foundation, Stichting Juckema-Sideriusfonds en Boelstra Olivier Stichting. Het Fries Museum wordt mede gefinancierd door de Ir. Abe Bonnema Stichting, de Provincie Fryslân, het Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland, EZ/Kompas, de BankGiro Loterij en Aegon.

Fries Museum presenteert Mata Hari: De mythe en het meisje
Grootste Mata Haritentoonstelling ooit
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Leif GW Persson: The Dying Detective. A Mystery

Lars Martin Johansson is a living legend. Cunning and perceptive, always one step ahead, he was known in the National Criminal Police as “the man who could see around corners.” But now Johansson is retired, living in the country, his police days behind him.

Or so he thinks.

After suffering a stroke, Johansson finds himself in the hospital. Tests show heart problems as well. And the only thing that can save him from despair is his doctor’s mention of an unsolved murder case from years before. The victim: an innocent nine-year-old girl.

Johansson is determined to solve the case, no matter his condition. With the help of his assistant, Matilda, an amateur detective, and Max, an orphan with a personal stake in the case, he launches an informal investigation from his hospital bed. Racing against time, he uncovers a web of connections that links sex tourism to a dead opera singer and a self-made millionaire. And as Johansson draws closer to solving the crime, he finds that he will have to confront not just a mystery but his own mortality as well.

Leif G.W. Persson’s previous novels include Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon, Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End, and Another Time, Another Life. He has served as an adviser to the Swedish ministry of justice and is Sweden’s most renowned psychological profiler. A professor at the Swedish National Police Board, he is considered the country’s foremost expert on crime.

The Dying Detective
A Mystery
By Leif GW Persson
Translated by Neil Smith
Category: Crime Mysteries
Paperback + Hardback
May 2017
432 Pages
Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN10 085752089X
ISBN13 9780857520890

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Sleeping Beauties. A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Sleeping Beauties
A Novel
by Stephen King and Owen King
hardcover
Scribner publisher
720 pages
ISBN 9781501163401
September 2017
List Price $32.50

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