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Knock Knock Who's There?
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This is a family story, told in turn by each of its members. The matriarch, Diana, a retired headmistress of repute, is suffering from Altzheimers. With recurrent episodes of sanity she still plays a pivotal role. Her sister-in-law, Aunt Betsie, is virtually responsible for bringing up the children and grandchildren, until, at the age of 39, she marries Dafydd, who is penniless, and has a learning disability. A most likeable fellow, he is blessed with a wonderful tenor voice. A few years after joining the family he inherits a fortune. With Betsie, Dafydd moves to the ancestral mansion in Wales, which they convert to a successful hotel. Diana's son, Adrian is a journalist, and her daughter, Harriet, a schoolteacher. Adrian marries Mildred, who plays the second pivotal role in the novel. They have two children, Sophie, an art student, who has a disastrous love affair with a tutor, and Nick, a fourteen-year-old boy who's frequently in trouble at school. Both their stories take up a considerable part of the novel, as does a love affair between Harriet and Adrian's black friend, Justin. Adrian embarks on an adulterous ill-fated liaison. The major family crisis - the core of 'Knock Knock' - occurs when Adrian has a stroke, from which he only partially recovers, and Mildred faces the impossible task of caring for both her husband and Diana, whose dementia has taken a steep downward turn. Dafydd, brain-damaged at birth, and a minor character in the story, plays a major role in the final pages.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 14.08.2020
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Circles in the Snow
27,90 CHF *
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Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to chose from-including the rancher's gorgeous, bird-loving wife who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affair with his boss's widow. Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch-with no footprints leading in or out of the area? It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man . . . or woman . . . or does he? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 14.08.2020
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Knock Knock Who's There?
16,99 € *
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This is a family story, told in turn by each of its members. The matriarch, Diana, a retired headmistress of repute, is suffering from Altzheimers. With recurrent episodes of sanity she still plays a pivotal role. Her sister-in-law, Aunt Betsie, is virtually responsible for bringing up the children and grandchildren, until, at the age of 39, she marries Dafydd, who is penniless, and has a learning disability. A most likeable fellow, he is blessed with a wonderful tenor voice. A few years after joining the family he inherits a fortune. With Betsie, Dafydd moves to the ancestral mansion in Wales, which they convert to a successful hotel. Diana's son, Adrian is a journalist, and her daughter, Harriet, a schoolteacher. Adrian marries Mildred, who plays the second pivotal role in the novel. They have two children, Sophie, an art student, who has a disastrous love affair with a tutor, and Nick, a fourteen-year-old boy who's frequently in trouble at school. Both their stories take up a considerable part of the novel, as does a love affair between Harriet and Adrian's black friend, Justin. Adrian embarks on an adulterous ill-fated liaison. The major family crisis - the core of 'Knock Knock' - occurs when Adrian has a stroke, from which he only partially recovers, and Mildred faces the impossible task of caring for both her husband and Diana, whose dementia has taken a steep downward turn. Dafydd, brain-damaged at birth, and a minor character in the story, plays a major role in the final pages.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 14.08.2020
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Circles in the Snow
24,70 € *
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Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to chose from-including the rancher's gorgeous, bird-loving wife who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affair with his boss's widow. Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch-with no footprints leading in or out of the area? It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man . . . or woman . . . or does he? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 14.08.2020
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