Trouvés 4 documents.
Trouvés 4 documents.
New York : Europa editions, copyr. 2019
Résumé: October 1493. Florence is still mourning the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Columbus’ ships have only recently reached the New World. The modern financial system has just come into being thanks to the adoption of the letter of credit. Meanwhile, Milan is experiencing a renaissance under the leadership of Ludovico il Moro. In those years, people wandering the environs of Milan’s Castle or along the Navigli canals often encounter a strange man in his forties, dressed in long pink robes, his expression calm, like someone lost in his own thoughts. The man lives above his workshop with his mother and a mischievous little boy whom he dotes on; he doesn’t eat meat, writes from right to left, and struggles to get paid by his employers. His name is Leonardo da Vinci. His fame extends beyond the Alps, to the French court of Charles VIII, whose envoys have been tasked with a secret mission that concerns Leonardo himself. It is rumored that the Italian inventor keeps his most daring designs—including perhaps the project for an invincible mechanical knight—in a notebook hidden under his robes, close to the heart. When a man is found dead in the Castle’s courtyard, il Moro turns to Da Vinci for help. Five hundred years after Leonardo’s death, Marco Malvaldi combines literature, science, history, and mystery to bring back to life one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance.
London : Arrow Books, 2016
Résumé: Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people's houses. You've known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.
München : Blessing Verlag, copyr. 2010
Résumé: Ein Mann sitzt stundenlang am Ende eines Bettes, in dem eine tote Frau liegt. Seine Frau. Erst am nächsten Morgen ruft er die Polizei. Er – Kandidat für einen Sitz am obersten Gerichtshof – wird des Mordes angeklagt werden. Alles wird gegen ihn sprechen. Er wird beweisen müssen, dass er unschuldig ist. Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte Rusty Sabich eine Affäre mit einer Kollegin, bevor diese brutal ermordet wurde. Sein Widersacher in der Staatsanwaltschaft von Kindle County, Tommy Molto, hatte unnachgiebig versucht, Rustys Schuld zu beweisen, seine Karriere zu ruinieren und sein Leben zu zerstören. Jetzt findet sich Rusty wieder an der Seite einer toten Frau.
London : Vintage Books, 2009
Résumé: In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting in Martha’s Vineyard, and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, rising literary star Eddie Wesley leaves a party to celebrate the engagement between two members of the black aristocracy and discovers the body of one of those men. The murdered man had an unusual gold cross gripped between his hands and Eddie is determined to find out why he was killed and what the cross signifies. But then Eddie’s beloved sister Junie becomes entangled in an underground movement known as Jewel Agony and vanishes; is her disappearance connected to the conspiracy to control the President of the United States?