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A Small Death in Lisbon

Author : Robert Wilson
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1941. Klaus Felsen, forced out of his Berlin factory into the SS, arrives in a luminous Lisbon, where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs, dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. Felsen's assignment takes him to the bleak mountains of the north where a devious and brutal battle is being fought for an element vital to Hitler's bliztkrieg. There he meets the man who plants the first seed of greed and revenge that will grow into a thick vine in the landscape of post-war Portugal. Late 1990s. Investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past, Inspector Ze Coelho overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones from Portugal's fascist past. This small death in Lisbon is horrific compensation for an even older crime, and Coelho's stubborn pursuit of its truth reveals a tragedy that unites past and present. Robert Wilson's combination of intelligence, suspense, vivid characters, and mesmerizing storytelling richly deserves the international acclaim his novel has received.

Murder in Lisbon

Author : Sidney F. Davis
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This book is a continuation of the author's quest for good government: responsive, responsible, representative, and effective. In a democracy, People are sovereign. This study devoted to U.S.A. follows similar study of judicial system of India: Judicial Systems of the Third World: The Case of India. ISBN 1-4033-3975-5-7-9, Library of Congress Control No.: 2002092375. The author undertook the present study of Colorado court system after finding major discrepancies in the published laws and their actual compliance in courts. Based on actual civil and criminal case studies, it was focused when images of Abu Gharaib and Guantenamo Bay prisoners subjected to sexual, mental, and physical abuse were flashed by the electronic media. Equally bad news items of a New York innocent youth suffering imprisonment of 27 years and rape of a lady officer in Air Force Academy Colorado followed. The author believes that the Declaration of Independence established a new religion of democracy for all human beings. This religion paraphrases what is taught by Gita, Guru Granth Sahib, and other

A Hostel Murder

Author : Bethany Russell
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Ethel and Billy are in sunny, beautiful, exotic Lisbon! It's a dream location that the two have been looking forward to for some time, but there's a problem. Ethel has booked them into a hostel, rather than the luxury resort she had promised. And it isn't just any hostel either, but a party hostel full of twenty-year-old drunks, frat boys and backpackers. Ethel couldn't have booked a worse place to stay if she had tried.To make matters even worse, Billy is using this incorrect booking as a chance to usurp his mother's authority and take over the trip. Ethel wanted to use Lisbon as a chance to take the power back and show Billy that her best years were still in front of her. So much for that.When a guest of the hostel is murdered on their first night in Lisbon, Ethel sees the case as the perfect chance for her to seize control and prove to Billy and everyone else that she isn't the old, used up crone they seem to think she is. And where it's a good plan, and one sure to work, there is one tiny problem. The case is a lot more complex and difficult than she could have imagined.The local authorities don't want to help. There are literally no clues to work with. Billy is insistent on making things as challenging as he possibly can. It was a good plan by Ethel, but in order for it to work, she's going to actually have to solve the case first.Please Note: Fourth Volume of the the Bobberton Diaries Mystery Series. Approximately 51,000 words in length. It is a standalone (reading prior or future volumes not required to enjoy the book, no cliffhanger). Themes include: cozy mystery, Lisbon, mother and son team, European tour, hostel

Manual for a Murder

Author : Gonçalo JN Dias
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"At first, you think it's just the telling of a love story. Of two people finding each other, after having known each other for years, and getting together. That in itself was lovely. Then all of a sudden, things turn dark. And, you almost can't believe what's about to happen and if it will actually happen. No spoilers here, of course! This book was pretty quick paced, held your interest, and kept you flipping those pages til it was finished. Not to mention, it had great character development. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this author has to offer. " by Darlene on Goodreads Synopsis: Marina, a 38-year-old accountant in a crumbling relationship, falls in love with a charming colleague who is married with a son. The two begin a torrid relationship. One commits a murder. Oscar, a homicide detective, is assigned to the case. He is a man dedicated to his work and to his family, and he likes to joke about and mock the typical American police series. Excerpt: “You know, Marina, I have worked in this profession for a long time, and I know that sometimes we think that the only solution is for someone to disappear, a mere accident, a murder, and, even though we know this idea is stupid and crazy, we are unable to see anything beyond that. It’s just like insects with light. On a summer’s night, we can watch these insects drawn to the light again and again. The insects know it will lead them nowhere – in fact, they can even get burnt and die – but it’s their nature. I think it’s called phototaxis, the internal substance that makes them attracted to the light. But I’m not sure; I’m no expert on animal fauna. But the point is that we humans also become obsessed when we cannot find a solution. We find ourselves in the deepest darkness, and wh

Brotherhood of the Gods

Author : Irshad Abdal-Haqq
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As the flames of war engulf the Continent in 1940, refugees from the war torn countries flee to Lisbon, the melting pot of Europe. A Pan American Captain is brutally murdered in Lisbon. His friend, Curtis Westbrook, senior Captain for Pan American, flies to Lisbon seeking clues about the murder, but he is soon caught up in the maelstrom of a dangerous and secret mission hatched by President Roosevelt in the desperate attempt to preserve the hopelessly divided French Resistance and the exiled Charles De Guille. Westbrook flies the flying boat, the Yankee Clipper, from Lisbon to London at the height of the Battle of Britain with two very unusual passengers.

Fighting Dirty

Author : Blair Denholm
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It took just one bad decision to put his whole life in jeopardyTough-talking London Detective Inspector Jack Lisbon faces a life-changing choice - seek justice or exact vengeance. After a young fighter takes a beating for throwing a bout, DI Lisbon makes a decision that will come back to haunt him - he accepts a bribe to look the other way. With everything poised to go pear-shaped, the embattled cop embarks on a path that could destroy his career, or save him from destruction. One thing you can be sure of, ex-boxer Lisbon never backs down from a fight! The twist at the end will leave you breathless! ⭐ A story of evil and redemption ⭐ The characters leap off the page ⭐ Jack Lisbon is a kick-ass investigator who packs a punch ⭐ An action-packed page-turner Follow Jack Lisbon's journey in the upcoming series: "The Fighting Detective"

Murder in the Family

Author : David Delman
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En route to Portugal, seeking his son's murderer, Lieutenant Jacob Horowitz meets ex-New York Giants quarterback Ray Stickney, who becomes entangled in Horowitz's manhunt

The Murder of William of Norwich

Author : E.M. Rose
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In 1144, the mutilated body of William of Norwich, a young apprentice leatherworker, was found abandoned outside the city's walls. The boy bore disturbing signs of torture, and a story spread that it was a ritual murder, performed by Jews in imitation of the Crucifixion as a mockery of Christianity. The outline of William's tale eventually gained currency far beyond Norwich, and the idea that Jews engaged in ritual murder became firmly rooted in the European imagination. E.M. Rose's engaging book delves into the story of William's murder and the notorious trial that followed to uncover the origin of the ritual murder accusation - known as the "blood libel" - in western Europe in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the specific historical context - 12th-century ecclesiastical politics, the position of Jews in England, the Second Crusade, and the cult of saints - and suspensefully unraveling the facts of the case, Rose makes a powerful argument for why the Norwich Jews (and particularly one Jewish banker) were accused of killing the youth, and how the malevolent blood libel accusation managed to take hold. She also considers four "copycat" cases, in which Jews were similarly blamed for the death of young Christians, and traces the adaptations of the story over time. In the centuries after its appearance, the ritual murder accusation provoked instances of torture, death and expulsion of thousands of Jews and the extermination of hundreds of communities. Although no charge of ritual murder has withstood historical scrutiny, the concept of the blood libel is so emotionally charged and deeply rooted in cultural memory that it endures even today. Rose's groundbreaking work, driven by fascinating characters, a gripping narrative, and impressive scholarship, provides clear answers as to why the blood libel emerged when it did and how it was able to gain such widespread acceptance, laying the foundations for enduring antisemitic myths that continue to the present.

Kill Shot

Author : Blair Denholm
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When only one brand of justice will do... A body found in the mangroves, mutilated beyond recognition. What at first appears to be a crocodile attack is soon established as a shocking murder. Can ex-boxer Detective Sergeant Jack Lisbon solve the mystery before the sleepy town of Yorkville goes into total meltdown? When a popular MMA fighter disappears, police now face a possible double homicide. The list of suspects grows longer, but no one in the closed fighting community is talking. Join DS Lisbon and his partner Detective Claudia Taylor on a heart-thumping ride through the steamy tropics of Northern Australia as they hunt for a killer out of control.

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

Author : Richard Zimler
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The year is 1506, and the streets of Lisbon are seething with fear and suspicion when Abraham Zarco is found dead, a naked girl at his side. Abraham was a renowned kabbalist, a practitioner of the arcane mysteries of the Jewish tradition at a time when the Jews of Portugal were forced to convert to Christianity. Berekiah, a talented young manuscript illuminator, investigates his uncle's murder, and discovers in the kabbalah clues that lead him into the labyrinth of secrets in which the Jews sought to hide from their persecutors. A challenging mystery and a powerful indictment of the evils of intolerance, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon is an extraordinary and spellbinding historical thriller.

Trial of William Sawyer for the Wilful Murder of Harriett Gaskell at Campo Grande Near Lisbon

Author : William Sawyer
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Every Secret Thing

Author : Susanna Kearsley
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No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all' Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realises that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, she must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past - before she has to say goodbye to her future.

The Lisbon Crossing

Author : Tom Gabbay
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Summer 1940. With Europe in the iron grip of Hitler's war machine, stuntman Jack Teller arrives in neutral Lisbon on the arm of international screen legend Lili Sterne. The German-born actress has given Jack the job of finding her childhood friend, Eva Lange, who escaped Berlin one step ahead of the Nazi terror. But he's not the first to come looking for Eva. The man who preceded him—top Hollywood detective Eddie Grimes—ended up dead . . . on the night he found Eva. Following leads that take him from the glittering nightclubs of the Estoril coast—where he rubs elbows with the likes of Edward, Duke of Windsor, and his scheming wife, Wallis Simpson—into Lisbon's dank and seedy backstreets, Jack searches for answers among the deceptions and lies of the dangerous city. A shattering discovery along the way takes him to the perilous boulevards of occupied Paris and propels him into the heart of a nightmare, where his actions could change the course of the war.

Five Passengers From Lisbon

Author : Mignon G. Eberhart
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Boarding the ship was like entering a dream for Marcia Colfax. At her side was the man she loved. Awaiting them was long delayed happiness... But now a bloodstained knife had slashed her plans to bits. Now her dream had turned into a nightmare. Now her voyage to happiness had become a race against death as murder stalked the shadowed decks... It had begun as a voyage to freedom, a dream come true. But now every passenger on the ship was stalked by deadly fear, every shadow had become infused with dread. One man had died, a knife buried deep in his back. Another had met an even more gruesome end. That was bad, but what was worse—the murderer was readying to strike again... A beautiful woman on a murder ship—a spellbinding voyage into mystery and terror. “The master touch...superior”—Virginia Kirkus Bulletin

Shot Clock

Author : Blair Denholm
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With enough suspects to fill a stadium, Detective Jack Lisbon must race against time to find a cold and calculated killer. A popular sports coach lies shattered on the road. The brazen hit-and-run murder sends shock waves through Yorkville. After years of waiting, the struggling Scorpions basketball franchise is finally knocking on the door of its first ever championship title. The community of Yorkville is united behind the home team, spirits are high. But with the playoffs in sight, their coach Dale Collins is mowed down in broad daylight. The killers leave no trace - no DNA, no prints, no clues, nothing. Ex-boxer DS Jack Lisbon and his partner DC Claudia Taylor must unravel dark secrets and long-standing grudges to peel back the layers of this baffling mystery. If those obstacles aren't enough, Jack has to battle his own personal demons that threaten to cripple him at every turn. With the long list of suspects all harboring a motive, Detectives Lisbon and Taylor pull no punches to find the killers. Justice served with a side order of vengeance. Shot Clock is the second full-length novel in the stunning Fighting Detective thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin. What readers are saying about Shot Clock "Slam dunk. Another ripping yarn featuring Jack Lisbon. If you like action-packed, page-turning thrillers with an irreverent twist, then this will be right up your street." - Goodreads reviewer "This crime thriller is action-packed and fast-paced with murder, multiple suspects, and mystery." - Booksprout reviewer "Denholm always does a great job of blending the fun of sports with the best parts of vigilante detective thrillers. Lisbon is always such a great character, but this addition really adds a new shade of depth to his character that really drew me in. If you love gritty crime mysteries or sports, come dribble your way to the truth with Shot Clock!" - Goodreads reviewer "Setting, characters, story, pace and outcome - all worked well for me here. I enjoy Denholm's writing with the insertion of some humor at times into the situations Lisbon finds himself in. I think these characters have legs. Hopefully he has plenty more Lisbon tales to tell in the future." - Col's Criminal Library "Another fabulous book from this talented author. I'm so glad that I discovered this series, Jack Lisbon is a legend. He has his own style of policing, and he's always on the verge of saying or doing the wrong thing. However, he's relentless and brilliant at what he does. Blair Denholm has put together a great group of characters, along with a very entertaining plot. Loved it." - Goodreads reviewer

The Devil Never Loves

Author : Alcatraz Dey
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The Devil is always a step ahead - for it can lie its way through. It is always on the move and never stable. It is the devil who restores balance in the world. For who will pray to the angels if the devil was not there? Most of the stories we hear are usually false. It is up to our reckoning and belief that makes a story worthwhile and real. This is the story of Michael Entabby, or maybe it is not. This might just be his imagination flying in the sky trying to fool us all. All the joy in the world could not satisfy the evil in us. Greed, lust, and gluttony that suck us towards our grave, stomp over us time and again, somehow has always been a part of our existence. It’s a very putrid fact that the beginning is a successor to the end and what better way for the end to embrace us while we are joyous.

Head Pressure

Author : Chris Lord
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Beach Towns Have Everything... Even Murder The locals in resort towns take care of each other. Sometimes too much. They know where you go. When you go. And whisper what you do. Renee should be used to it by now, but the female owner of an all-female garage is something even the news likes to talk about. Monday they will be talking about something different, and it's not tourist season starting. But the Coffee Shop has more to whisper about today. There's a dead body in bay four... and it's just Monday You'll love this cozy mystery filled with whispers, mystery, and the lady they whisper about - Renee Lisbon. Pick up this cozy mystery today Head Pressure, is the first story of Renee Lisbon in Pecan Grove Garage Murder Mystery Series

Rabbit Hole

Author : Patricia Marques
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In an alternative present-day Lisbon, a small percentage of the population have been diagnosed as Gifted - having telepathic or telekinetic powers. Along with the power comes a stigma and suspicion that Gifted Inspector Isabel Reis with the Lisbon Police Force knows only too well. When Isabel is called to a investigate a mysterious and violent death which hints at Gifted involvement, she knows it's more than just her personal reputation on the line. In a society where Gifted individuals are already viewed with mistrust, Isabel is hiding her own secret and knows she has to tread carefully as a conspiracy emerges and the body count rises.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law

Author : Great Britain. Bail Court
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The Laws of Murder

Author : Charles Finch
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It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death – an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket – he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth. With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series.