Les Enqu tes de l inspecteur Higgins T08
Consacrée à Léonard de Vinci, « l’exposition du siècle » va-t-elle se transformer en désastre pour l’Angleterre et la Couronne ? Le meilleur expert de l’œuvre du peintre a été assassiné, et les indices tendent à prouver qu’on l’a fait taire pour que ne soit pas révélée l’existence d’un faux dont la présence causerait un énorme scandale. Et ce meurtre est-il relié à celui d’un milliardaire américain, grand amateur de Léonard ? Clair-obscur et trompe-l’œil pourraient bien empêcher l’inspecteur Higgins de parvenir à la vérité. Retrouvez tout l'univers de l'inspecteur Higgins sur http://www.inspecteurhiggins.com
Mourir pour L onard
Consacrée à Léonard de Vinci, « l’exposition du Siècle » va-t-elle se transformer en désastre pour l'Angleterre et la Couronne ? Le meilleur expert de l'oeuvre du peintre a été assassiné, et les indices tendent à prouver qu'on l’a fait taire pour que ne soit pas révélée l’existence d'un faux dont la présence causerait un énorme scandale. Et ce meurtre est-il relié à celui d'un milliardaire américain, grand amateur de Léonard ? Clair-obscur et trompe-l’oeil pourraient bien empêcher l'inspecteur Higgins de parvenir à la vérité.
The Judgement of the Mummy
London,1821. Recently returned from Egypt, the adventurer Giovanni Belzoni enthrals Londoners with the city's first exhibition devoted to Egyptian art. As he unveils his star exhibit, a mummy so perfectly preserved it seems almost alive, there is a collective intake of breath. The astonishing spectacle provokes an immediate scandal: a hysterical preacher demands the destruction of this pagan relic; an elderly Lord wants to feed it to his dogs; a pathologist wishes to keep the body in order to study this fascinating phenomenon. But the following night the mummy disappears - and the preacher, the Lord and the pathologist are murdered. For the country's foremost detective, Inspector Higgins, the prime suspect is none other than the mummy itself. He is also convinced that the mummy's disappearance is closely linked to the revolutionary conspiracy causing unrest in London's most squalid districts. Assisted by the beautiful Lady Suzanna, will Inspector Higgins succeed in solving the puzzle before the mummy's inescapable judgement?
The Frozen Dead
Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the French Pyrenees. The kind of place where winters are harsh and unforgiving and where nothing ever happens. Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless, flayed body of a horse, hanging suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day the gruesome discovery takes place, Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a high-security asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. She is baffled by the slightly unorthodox methods the asylum's director uses, and then greatly alarmed when she realizes that drugs are disappearing from within the fortified institution while someone seems to be slipping out at night. Commandant Martin Servaz, a charismatic city cop from nearby Toulouse fond of quoting Latin, can't believe he has been called out over the death of an animal. But there's something disturbing about this crime that he can't ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of the asylum, a highly intelligent former prosecutor, accused of killing and raping several women, is found on the horse carcass . . . and a few days later the first human murder takes place. A dark story of madness and revenge seems to be unfolding.Servaz and his colleague, the mysterious Irene Ziegler, must use all their skill to solve the terrifying mystery and best one of the most fiendish and clever opponents they could ever imagine.
Champollion the Egyptian
Born in the small French town of Figeac in 1790, Jean-Francois Champollion was to become famous as the man who first discovered the meaning of hieroglyphs. This remarkable novel tells the story of his extraordinary trip to Egypt in 1828 on a quest to prove the truth of his groundbreaking theories and to save the treasures of the pharaohs from destruction. Egypt in the early 19th centure was a land of legends and miracles - and a land full of danger. Heading a team of reaserchers as he travelled from site to site, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel, the man they called 'the Egyptian' faced formidable enemies determined to prevent him from succeeding in his mission. With a historian's eye for detail and a potent imagination, Christian Jacq tells the incredible true story of this man of action and dedicated scholar, the father of modern Egyptology.
North and South
INDEX CHAPTER I—'HASTE TO THE WEDDING' CHAPTER II—ROSES AND THORNS CHAPTER III—'THE MORE HASTE THE WORSE SPEED' CHAPTER IV—DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES CHAPTER V—DECISION CHAPTER VI—FAREWELL CHAPTER VII—NEW SCENES AND FACES CHAPTER VIII—HOME SICKNESS CHAPTER IX—DRESSING FOR TEA CHAPTER X—WROUGHT IRON AND GOLD CHAPTER XI—FIRST IMPRESSIONS CHAPTER XII—MORNING CALLS CHAPTER XIII—A SOFT BREEZE IN A SULTRY PLACE CHAPTER XIV—THE MUTINY CHAPTER XV—MASTERS AND MEN CHAPTER XVI—THE SHADOW OF DEATH CHAPTER XVII—WHAT IS A STRIKE? CHAPTER XVIII—LIKES AND DISLIKES CHAPTER XIX—ANGEL VISITS CHAPTER XX—MEN AND GENTLEMEN CHAPTER XXI—THE DARK NIGHT CHAPTER XXII—A BLOW AND ITS CONSEQUENCES CHAPTER XXIII—MISTAKES CHAPTER XXIV—MISTAKES CLEARED UP CHAPTER XXV—FREDERICK CHAPTER XXVI—MOTHER AND SON CHAPTER XXVII—FRUIT-PIECE CHAPTER XXVIII—COMFORT IN SORROW CHAPTER XXIX—A RAY OF SUNSHINE CHAPTER XXX—HOME AT LAST CHAPTER XXXI—'SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?' CHAPTER XXXII—MISCHANCES CHAPTER XXXIII—PEACE CHAPTER XXXIV—FALSE AND TRUE CHAPTER XXXV—EXPIATION CHAPTER XXXVI—UNION NOT ALWAYS STRENGTH CHAPTER XXXVII—LOOKING SOUTH CHAPTER XXXVIII—PROMISES FULFILLED CHAPTER XXXIX—MAKING FRIENDS CHAPTER XL—OUT OF TUNE CHAPTER XLI—THE JOURNEY'S END CHAPTER XLII—ALONE! ALONE! CHAPTER XLIII—MARGARET'S FLITTIN' CHAPTER XLIV—EASE NOT PEACE CHAPTER XLV—NOT ALL A DREAM CHAPTER XLVI—ONCE AND NOW CHAPTER XLVII—SOMETHING WANTING CHAPTER XLVIII—'NE'ER TO BE FOUND AGAIN' CHAPTER XLIX—BREATHING TRANQUILLITY CHAPTER L—CHANGES AT MILTON CHAPTER LI—MEETING AGAIN CHAPTER LII—'PACK CLOUDS AWAY'
Maigret and the Madwoman
"Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . .a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."-JOHN MORT I M E R Someone is moving a kind old woman's furniture while she is away, but by the time Maigret investigates, she is dead. A kind, elderly lady-meticulously groomed and showing no signs of derangement-appeals to Inspector Maigret, frightened because someone has been moving furniture in her apartment. Nothing, however, has been stolen, and Maigret's subordinates at Police Headquarters shrug her off as "Maigret's madwoman." Touched by the imploring look in her eyes, Maigret promises to investigate-but someone gets there ahead of him. "Simenon is . . . in a class by himself."-T H E N E W YO R K E R G eorges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages. Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon
The French Who Fought for Hitler
Thousands of Frenchmen volunteered to provide military help to the Nazis during World War II, fighting in such places as Belorussia, Galicia, Pomerania, and Berlin. Utilizing these soldiers' memoirs, The French Who Fought for Hitler examines how these volunteers describe their exploits on the battlefield, their relations to civilian populations in occupied territories, and their sexual prowess. It also discusses how the volunteers account for their controversial decisions to enlist, to fight to the end, and finally to testify. Coining the concepts of 'outcast memory' and 'unlikeable vanquished', Philippe Carrard characterizes the type of bitter, unrepentant memory at work in the volunteers' recollections and situates it on the map of France's collective memory. In the process, he contributes to the ongoing conversation about memory, asking whether all testimonies are fit to be given and preserved, and how we should deal with life narratives that uphold positions now viewed as unacceptable.