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The measure of a man
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Livres modernes

Malvaldi, Marco

The measure of a man / Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the italian by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor

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.

Fraude al descubierto
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Livres modernes

Clark, Mary Higgins

Fraude al descubierto / Mary Higgins Clark ; traduccion de Rosa Pérez

[Barcelona] : Debolsillo, 2017

Bestseller ; 184/46

Résumé: Mary Higgins Clark combina un escándalo financiero con una historia de engaño y traición en esta apasionante novela escrita con la legendaria y escalofriante habilidad que la ha convertido en la reina del suspense. Ayudante de una reputada interiorista y madre de una niña de cuatro años, Lane Harmon está acostumbrada a entrar en casas de ensueño. Optimista de nacimiento, a Lane le resulta fascinante el mero hecho de poder echar un vistazo a estos mundos tan ajenos al suyo y disfruta con la recompensa de sobrepasar las expectativas de sus exigentes clientes. Cuando su jefa le encarga la redecoración de una modesta finca sabe que es algo inusual. Pronto descubre que la casa pertenece a la mujer de un financiero de mala reputación y caído en desgracia llamado Parker Bennett. Bennett desapareció dos años atrás mientras navegada en su velero por el Caribe, justo antes de que saliera a la luz que los fondos que gestionaba se habían esfumado. ¿Fue un suicidio o había tramado su desaparición? Lane queda conmovida tras conocer a la señora Bennett, calmada y aparentemente convencida sobre la honradez de su marido, y al hijo, Eric, decidido a probar la inocencia de su padre. Lo que Lane no sabe es que cuanto más se acerca a los Bennett más pone en riesgo su vida y la de su hija.

The Girls
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Livres modernes

Jewell, Lisa

The Girls / Lisa Jewell

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.

Palace council
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Livres modernes

Carter, Stephen L.

Palace council / Stephen L. Carter

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?