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The Overnight Kidnapper

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Overnight Kidnapper is the twenty-third Inspector Montalbano mystery, from the international bestselling author Andrea Camilleri. After a hectic morning involving two rather irritating cases of mistaken identity, Inspector Montalbano finally arrives in his office ready find out what's troubling Vigàta this week. What he discovers is unnerving. A woman on her way home from work has been held up at gunpoint, chloroformed and kidnapped, but then released just hours later – unharmed and with all her possessions – into the open countryside. Later that day, Montalbano hears from Enzo, the owner of his favourite restaurant, that his niece has recently been the victim of the exact same crime. Before long, a third instance of this baffling overnight kidnapping has been reported. As far as Montalbano can tell, there is no link between the attacker and the victims. So what exactly is this mystery assailant gaining from these fleeting kidnappings? And what can he do to stop them? Montalbano must use all his logic and intuition if he is to answer these pressing questions before the kidnapper finds his next victim . . .

The Overnight Kidnapper An Inspector Montalbano Novel 23

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Overnight Kidnapper is the twenty-third Inspector Montalbano mystery, from the international bestselling author Andrea Camilleri. After a hectic morning involving two rather irritating cases of mistaken identity, Inspector Montalbano finally arrives in his office ready find out what's troubling Vigàta this week. What he discovers is unnerving. A woman on her way home from work has been held up at gunpoint, chloroformed and kidnapped, but then released just hours later – unharmed and with all her possessions – into the open countryside. Later that day, Montalbano hears from Enzo, the owner of his favourite restaurant, that his niece has recently been the victim of the exact same crime. Before long, a third instance of this baffling overnight kidnapping has been reported. As far as Montalbano can tell, there is no link between the attacker and the victims. So what exactly is this mystery assailant gaining from these fleeting kidnappings? And what can he do to stop them? Montalbano must use all his logic and intuition if he is to answer these pressing questions before the kidnapper finds his next victim . . .

The Other End of the Line

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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"Wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction... altogether transporting."--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author The new novel in the irresistible New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at port, alongside countless volunteers, to receive and assist the newcomers. Meanwhile, Livia has promised their presence at a friend's wedding, and the inspector, agreeing to get a new suit tailored, meets the charming master seamstress Elena Biasini. But while on duty at the dock one late night, tragedy strikes, and Elena is found gruesomely murdered. Between managing the growing crowds at the landing, Montalbano delves into the world of garments, in the company of an orphaned cat, where he works to weave together the loose threads of the unsolved crimes and close the case.

The Pyramid of Mud

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Pyramid of Mud is the twenty-second Montalbano mystery from Italy's finest crime writer, Andrea Camilleri. It's been raining for days in Vigàta, and the persistent downpours have led to violent floods overtaking the Inspector's beloved hometown, sweeping across the land and leaving only a sea of mud behind. It is on one of these endless grey days that a man – a Mr Giuglù Nicotra – is found dead. His body discovered in a large sewage tunnel, half naked and with a bullet in his back. The investigation is slow and slippery to start with, but when Montalbano realizes that every clue he uncovers and every person he interviews is leading to the same place: the world of public spending – and with it, the Mafia – the case begins to pick up pace. But there's one question that keeps playing on Montalbano's mind: in his strange and untimely death, was Giuglù Nicotra trying to tell him something?

The Voice of the Violin

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri is the fourth in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series. The commissioner kept looking at him with an expression that combined contempt and commiseration, apparently discerning unmistakable signs of senile dementia in the inspector. "I'm going to speak very frankly, Montalbano. I don't have a very high opinion of you." "Nor I of you," the inspector replied bluntly. Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder . . . The Voice of the Violin is followed by the fifth novel in this compelling mystery series, Excursion to Tindari.

The Terracotta Dog

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Terracotta Dog, the second book in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series, opens with a mysterious tête-à-tête with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and some dying words that lead Inspector Montalbano to a secret grotto in a mountain cave where two young lovers dead fifty years and still embracing are watched over by a life-size terracotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him, heedless of personal danger, on a journey through the island's past and into a family's dark heart amid the horrors of World War II. Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic, engaging take on Sicilian small-town life and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes. The Terracotta Dog is followed by the third title in this satirical and humorous series, The Snack Thief.

The Safety Net

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The new novel in the transporting New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series Vigàta is bustling as the new filming location for a Swedish television series set in 1950. In the production frenzy, the director asks the locals to track down movies and vintage photos to faithfully recreate the air of Vigata in that time. Engineer Ernesto Sabatello, while rummaging in the attic of his house, finds some films shot by his father from 1958 to 1963, always on the same day, March 27 and always the same shot; the outside wall of a country house. Montalbano hears the story, and intrigued by the mystery of it, begins to investigate its meaning. Meanwhile, a middle school is threatened by a group of armed men, and a closer look at the situation finds Montalbano looking into the students themselves and finally delving into the world of social media.

The Snack Thief

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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Never has Inspector Montalbano's character – a unique blend of humor, cynicism, compassion, earthiness, and love of good food – been more compelling than in Andrea Camilleri's third Montalbano novel, The Snack Thief. When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Inspector Montalbano suspects a link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished house cleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other school children's mid-morning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief's life – as well as Montalbano's – is endangered when the inspector exposes a viper's nest of government corruption and international intrigue. The Snack Thief is followed by the fourth Inspector Montalbano novel, The Voice of the Violin.

The Shape of Water

Author : Andrea Camilleri
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The Shape of Water is the first in Andrea Camilleri's wry, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series, featuring Inspector Montalbano. This edition with a stunning redesigned cover. The goats of Vigàta once grazed on the trash-strewn site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes of every flavour. But their discreet trade is upset when two employees of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company discover the body of engineer Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, apparently deceased in flagrante at the Pasture. The coroner's verdict is death from natural causes – refreshingly unusual for Sicily. But Inspector Salvo Montalbano, as honest as he is streetwise and as scathing to fools and villains as he is compassionate to their victims, is not ready to close the case – even though he's being pressured by Vigàta's police chief, judge, and bishop. Picking his way through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues, Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the matter. The Shape of Water is followed by the second in this phenomenal series, The Terracotta Dog.

The Best Kidnappers and Other Stories

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The Kidnappers

Author : George Garden Green
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Simon Friends and the Kidnapper

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In the second book in the Dreamville series, thirteen-year-old Simon Dreamlees life has returned to normal Dreamvillian standards after he and his friends Jilla MusiDream, Almont Alldream, and Rino DreamScifi finally manage to restore Dreamvilles deep dark secrets and save Dreamvillians dreams. Life is peaceful once again in the small town of Dreamville, where artistic, scientific, and imaginative people dressed in colorful clothing roam the streets and their dreams always come true. As Simon and his friends receive their royal invitations to King Rgimand DreamRoyal and Miss LossDreams wedding nuptials, Simon is still observing the house on the hill through his telescope and notices bizarre changes in the gargoyle statues that surround the home. When he notes the statues are shifting ever so slightly with each of his observations, Simon suspects something odd is about to occur. After Jilla MusiDream is kidnapped and cannot be found, Simons dreams begin again and convince him that the gargoyle statues kidnapped his friend. Simons quest to save Jilla leads him and his friends out of the comfort of Dreamville into the forbidden outsiders world of Newville, where Miss DreamNot makes another appearance to ensure Simon never saves Dreamville again.

Baboon Mothers and Infants

Author : Jeanne Altmann
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When it was originally released in 1980, Jeanne Altmann's book transformed the study of maternal primate relationships by focusing on motherhood and infancy within a complex ecological and sociological context. Available again with a new foreword by the author, Baboon Mothers and Infants is a classic book that has been, in its own right, a mother to a generation of influential research and will no doubt provide further inspiration.

Footsteps in the Snow

Author : Charles Lachman
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NOW A LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY It was a shocking true crime that left two families shattered, and became the coldest case in U.S. history. Who really killed little Maria? The question fueled a real-life nightmare in Sycamore, Illinois... 1957. Sycamore, Illinois. Christmas was three weeks away, and seven-year-old Maria Ridulph went out to play. Soon after, a figure emerged out of the falling snow. He was very friendly. Minutes later, Maria vanished, leaving behind an abandoned doll and footsteps in the snow. In April, a spring thaw gave up Maria’s body in a nearby wooded area. The case attracted national attention, including that of the FBI and President Eisenhower. In all, seventy-four men and three women fell under suspicion. But no one was ever charged with the crime. Incredibly, fifty-five years later, the coldest case in the history of American jurisprudence would be reopened. It happened after a seventy-four-year-old former neighbor of the Ridulphs named Eileen Tessier made a stunning deathbed confession to her family about a dark past, and a darker secret they knew nothing about. Two families would be joined by despair and retribution, and in an astounding turn of events, Maria Ridulph’s killer would finally be brought to justice. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Corporate Security in the Asia Pacific Region

Author : Christopher J. Cubbage CPP
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As corporations and governments become more litigious and risk averse, international risk management becomes more complex. Corporate Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Crisis, Crime, Fraud, and Misconduct examines real cases of corporate crisis, crime, fraud, and other misconduct that corporate security professionals need to be aware of to effect

The Voices of Guns

Author : Vin McLellan
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A history of the Symbionese Liberation Army from its inception at the Vacaville prison through it kidnapping of Patricia Campbell Hearst.

Cleopatra s Kidnappers

Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
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How the ancient world’s greatest general fell in love with its greatest queen and sired its greatest empir In his new book, military historian Stephen Dando-Collins turns to one of the most celebrated chapters of ancient Roman history–Julius Caesar’s sojourn in Egypt and his love affair with 21-year-old Queen Cleopatra. He shows how Caesar’s force of less than 4,000 Romans, led by the 900 battle-tested veterans of the Sixth Legion, was able to kidnap the Egyptian royal family, keep a 70,000-man Egyptian army at bay, and ultimately help crush the Egyptian rebels and consolidate Caesar’s rule over the Roman world. Filled with vivid battle scenes as well as intriguing details about Caesar and Cleopatra’s liaison, this latest installment in Dando-Collins’s chronicles of the Roman legions is a rare treat for ancient history buffs Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of two previous military histories of Rome, Caesar’s Legion (paper: 0-471-68613-1; cloth: 0-471-09570-2) and Nero’s Killing Machine (0-471-67501-6)

Absolutely Powerful

Author : Philip A. Ochola
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"Absolutely Powerful! is a work of fiction; it is a story of an African leader who amasses power and wealth and the effect of this on ordinary citizens. Ochola tells his story through Professor Pangloss, an academician and a journalist who is detained, tortured and then flees to the US on release. In America, Pangloss enrolls for a course at the famous USC in Los Angeles and it is during that time that he realizes that he has to adjust his way of life radically to fit into the American society. Back in Kenya, the professor becomes one of the most popular broadcasting journalists in the country. With reliable sources working close to the president, Pangloss gets a reliable but rare insight into the operations of African Big Men. The novel is sprinkled with serious debate and dialogue among highly educated Kenyan middle class about their situation and how they can come out of it. To make the book both intellectually challenging and interesting, the story is sometimes told with a light touch of humor. Any reader will find the book educative and entertaining. The novel also tells the story a humorous but sometimes reckless young man, Evans Bosire, who is a close friend of Prof. Pangloss."

Postcards From Rio Master of Her Innocence To Play with Fire A Taste of Desire

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