Les Enqu tes de l inspecteur Higgins T22
Après la découverte, en 1922, de la tombe de Toutânkhamon, remplie de trésors, se propagea la rumeur d’une malédiction, causant plusieurs victimes. Rumeur ou réalité ? Cinq meurtres sont revendiqués par le spectre de Toutânkhamon, qui éliminera quiconque voudrait, comme les victimes, toucher à sa momie, au nom de la recherche scientifique. Un pharaon vengeur revenu du passé, un dément, une machination ? Et une question fondamentale à laquelle Higgins craindra de ne pouvoir répondre : le véritable mobile de cette croisade criminelle. Mondialement connu pour ses romans sur l’Égypte ancienne, Christian Jacq nous invite à découvrir les passionnantes investigations d’un inspecteur de Scotland Yard hors du commun.
The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.
Nefer the Silent
In the first volume of a four-volume novel set in ancient Egypt, a desert wanderer blocks a plot to steal a gemstone with supposed magical powers.
The Midnight Club
‘Are you from the Midnight Club?’ New York cop John ‘Stef’ Stefanovich was left widowed and wheelchair-bound after local crime boss, the Grave Dancer, brutally shot him and his wife. Now, Stef’s looking at the Grave Dancer’s shattered body at a high-end Manhattan brothel. Before his murder, the Grave Dancer was heard speaking of the Midnight Club – a mysterious and secretive group of crime lords who are rumoured to control organised crime around the world. As more criminals turn up dead, the shadowy Midnight Club are believed to be behind the killings. But when men like that are threatened, everyone is in danger...
A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy. When his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances, martial arts expert Nicholas Linnear vows revenge. And while he may look American, Linnear’s childhood spent in the dojos of Japan taught him that vengeance must never be hurried. He takes a job for the billionaire industrialist who ordered the murder, planning to befriend his target during a trip to Tokyo. But even for a modern-day ninja, there is such a thing as too close for comfort. In the bustling city, Linnear finds far more to worry about than the intricacies of Japanese business. He is being pursued by a miko: a female assassin, part ninja and part sorceress, whose beauty is matched only by her skill in combat. Drawn into a tangle of corporate intrigue, international espionage, and hedonistic sex, Linnear will have to put revenge on hold if he is to leave Japan alive. From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author who currently writes the Jason Bourne novels, this is a “swiftly paced and fascinating” thriller that offers “an intricately designed puzzle” (Chicago Sun-Times).