Les enquetes de l'inspecteur Higgins - tome 22 La malédiction de Toutankhamon (French Edition)
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.
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 Great Secret
Unrecognisable, the Herald is hiding at the very heart of Abydos. With his accomplices, he is preparing to commit the supreme crime. By bringing death into the kingdom in order to prevent the resurrection of Osiris, he will at last be able to overthrow Pharaoh Senusret, seize power and spread his evil doctrine far and wide. Will Iker manage to fulfil his mission, to celebrate the mysteries of Osiris? Will the priestess Isis bring her Quest for the Impossible to a successful conclusion? And can death really be overcome? After 40 years spent fervently studying the doctrines of Ancient Egypt, Christian Jacq closes the series by revealing the Great Secret of resurrection. This mystery was at the very centre of Egyptian thought and pharaonic civilisation, and is the key to a modern understanding of Ancient Egyptian life.
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.
James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. James Patterson's ZOO was just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilisation – or end it.
'ONE OF THE FIRST POLITICAL CLASSICS OF THE 21st CENTURY'- Observer 'EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL, POIGNANT AND AFFECTING. I WAS GREATLY MOVED' Michael Palin FOREWORD BY CHRISTINA LAMB Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times. The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament to what she found inside the borders of her homeland. From the first peaceful protests for democracy to the arrival of ISIS, she bears witness to those struggling to survive, to the humanity that can flower amidst annihilation, and why so many are now desperate to flee.
The Carter of La Providence
The fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Inspector Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Lock 14 and Maigret Meets a Milord. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
Winner of the Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, 2012. This is the story of Sarah Thornhill, youngest child of the family at the heart of Kate Grenville's multi-award-winning novel The Secret River. Her stepmother calls her wilful, but handsome Jack Langland loves her and she loves him. Me and Jack, she thinks, what could go wrong? But there's an ugly secret in Sarah's family. That secret takes her into the darkness of the past, and across the ocean to the wild coasts of New Zealand. Among the strangers of that other place, she can begin to understand. Sarah Thornhill, a novel by one of our greatest writers, is about love lost and found, tangled histories, and how it matters to keep stories alive. 'Grenville inhabits characters with a rare completeness...She writes with a poet's sense of rhythm and imagery.' Guardian Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her bestselling novels, which have won many awards and have been published around the world, include The Secret River (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), Lilian's Story, The Idea of Perfection and The Lieutenant. 'Sarah Thornhill is the book of a writer of the first rank and there are plenty of things in it that are powerfully realised and that touch the heart...she is a gift of a writer...a haunting performance.' Age 'A beguiling love story...The voice of illiterate Sarah, in which the whole story is told, is Grenville’s great triumph…The book is a moving double love story - of a wild, romantic love and a slower, more mature, developing variety - an imaginatively convincing recreation of history and a celebration of country tenderly and beautifully observed, but above all it is a powerful plea for due acknowledgement and remembrance of the veils of the past...We may not be able to change the actions of the past the gave us this country, Grenville says through charismatic Sarah Thornhill, but if we are not at least mindful of them we are no better than fools or accomplices.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Sarah Thornhill is a beautifully told story of early Australia and the triumphs and struggles of its convicts, free settlers and aborigines.' Australian Women's Weekly 'Grenville's vivid fiction performs as testimony, memory and mourning, within this collective, post-colonial narrative.' Weekend Australian
Maigret s Mistake
Maigret had questioned thousands, tens of thousands of people in the course of his career, some occupying important positions, others who were more famous for their wealth, and others still who were considered the most intelligent of international criminals. Yet he attached an importance to this interrogation he had attached to no previous interrogation, and it wasn't Gouin's social position that overawed him,or his worldwide fame.