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The Shadow Puppet: Inspector Maigret, Book 12 ,...
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One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the "Maigret" books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. Anthea Bell is the award-winning translator of numerous French and German works: from the Asterix comics to W. G. Sebald's literary masterpiece Austerlitz. Audible will be producing all 75 Maigret titles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016171/bk_adbl_016171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Jezebel in Blue Satin: The Hollywood Murder Mys...
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WWII is over and Joe Bernardi has just returned home after three years as a war correspondent in Europe. Married in the heat of passion three weeks before he shipped out, he has come home to find his wife Lydia is a complete stranger. It's not long before Lydia's off to Reno for a quickie divorce which Joe won't accept. Meanwhile, he's been hired as a publicist by third-rate movie studio, Continental Pictures. One night, he enters a darkened sound stage only to discover the dead body of ambitious would-be actress Maggie Baumann. When the police investigate, they immediately zero in on Joe as the perp. Short on evidence, they attempt to frame him and almost succeed. Desperate to clear himself and uncover the identity of the actual killer, Joe enlists the help of Russ Parmelee, the studio's chief of security. There's no shortage of suspects: May Britton, over the hill actress trying to make a comeback. Brick Baxter, whose brief career as a leading man is being threatened by the return of real stars like Gable and Power and Stewart. Kingman Krug, a hack director who would rather be helming his next epic film instead of this movie trash. Dave Clancy, who claims to be a reporter from Chicago but is someone else altogether. Leo Blaustein, studio hatchetman who may have been keeping Maggie in a plush apartment. Al Kaplan, an ex-husband still carrying a red-hot torch. Sal Maggio, a man of many interests, most of them illegal, who has a highly personal reason for wanting this film to succeed. The story moves headlong toward an exciting and unexpected ending, weaving it's way through a web of blackmail, betrayal, and extortion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Tyler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087157/bk_acx0_087157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Girls Burn Brighter: A Novel , Hörbuch, Digital...
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Girls Burn Brighter is a searing, electrifying debut audiobook set in India and America. Irrepressible author Shobha Rao examines the extraordinary bond between two girls, driven apart by circumstances, but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her mother, beside herself, screamed at her father to grab her. But he hesitated: “I was standing there, and I was thinking…. She’s just a girl. Let her go…. That’s the thing with girls, isn’t it…. You think, Push. That’s all it would take. Just one little push.” After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to take care of her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to secure for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces listeners to two heroines who never allow the hope that burns within them to be extinguished. "The resplendent prose captures the nuances and intensity of two best friends on the brink of an uncertain and precarious adulthood.... An incisive study of a friendship's unbreakable bond." (Kirkus) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003321/bk_aren_003321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Marie-Jacques Perrier
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marie-Jacques Renée Jacotte Perrier (born 22 November 1924) is a French singer, fashion journalist, author and art collector. She is best known for her musical collaborations with the Quintette du Hot Club de France and her fashion reporting for Fairchild Publications. She is the daughter of Robert Perrier, musical composer and founder of the haute couture supplier Société de Textiles Robert Perrier. She remains one of the few living figures of Continental jazz and one of the last surviving fashion journalists of 1950s haute couture. Born in the Montmartre district of Paris in 1924, Marie-Jacques Perrier was raised among the regulars of her parents R-vingt-six (R-26), the informal musical gathering based in the family s apartment and frequented by artists such as Josephine Baker, Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Henri Salvador, Jean Tranchant and Mary Lou Williams.

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Quicklet on Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: T...
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK I wanted to be a European boy. I wanted to live in an apartment across from a park in the heart of a city, and from my bedroom window look out on a crowded vista of hills and rooftops. I wanted to ride trams and understand strange languages. Bill Bryson grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. As an adult he moved to England where he married his wife and raised his family. In 1987, he returned to the U.S. and his hometown, borrowed his mothers car and set out on a journey across the continental United States to research and write the travel book that would become The Lost Continent, which was published in 1989. Neither his first book, or his first travel book, The Lost Continent, established Brysons reputation as a travel writer. During the course of the book, Bryson travels more than 14,000 miles and visits 38 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states. The book is written in an easy, conversational style. Bryson wastes few opportunities to poke fun at himself, the destinations he visits and the people he meets along the way, but the lighthearted tone and Brysons sense of humor mean the book never becomes mean-spirited. Even in the spots that he finds genuinely pleasing, Bryson finds something to laugh at as was the case in Warm Springs, Georgia. On his way to visit the Little White House there, Bryson notes, The path was lined with large rocks from each state. Every governor had evidently been asked to contribute some hunk of native stone and here they were, lined up like a guard of honor. Its not often you see an idea that stupid brought to fruition. MEET THE AUTHOR Alissa Grosso is a young adult novelist, a book sales representative and serves as the personal servant to three ungrateful cats and one needy dog. When she has free time, she usually spends it outside. She lives in New Jersey. More information can be found at her website alissagrosso.com. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Bills father is no longer alive at the time of Bills cross country Lost Continent journey. However, we learn that he was a famous sportswriter. As the family patriarch he led Bill and his family on many road trips, where he had a tendency to get lost; preferred to avoid tourist traps, particularly those that cost too much money and was fond of visiting battlefields, much to his youngest sons chagrin. Bills mother is still alive, when Bill takes his Lost Continent journey, and in fact her car serves as Bills wheels throughout the trip. Like most mothers, her primary concerns on any of Bills travels are that he has clean underwear and has been getting enough to eat. Bills grandmother is long gone by the time of the writing of the book. He recalls her as a sweet woman who had a tendency to bake some unusual and not especially pleasant dishes. She had a habit of listening in to conversations on their local party line... Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America + About the Book + About the Author + Overall Summary + List of Important People + ...and much more

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Quicklet on Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: T...
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK I wanted to be a European boy. I wanted to live in an apartment across from a park in the heart of a city, and from my bedroom window look out on a crowded vista of hills and rooftops. I wanted to ride trams and understand strange languages. Bill Bryson grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. As an adult he moved to England where he married his wife and raised his family. In 1987, he returned to the U.S. and his hometown, borrowed his mothers car and set out on a journey across the continental United States to research and write the travel book that would become The Lost Continent, which was published in 1989. Neither his first book, or his first travel book, The Lost Continent, established Brysons reputation as a travel writer. During the course of the book, Bryson travels more than 14,000 miles and visits 38 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states. The book is written in an easy, conversational style. Bryson wastes few opportunities to poke fun at himself, the destinations he visits and the people he meets along the way, but the lighthearted tone and Brysons sense of humor mean the book never becomes mean-spirited. Even in the spots that he finds genuinely pleasing, Bryson finds something to laugh at as was the case in Warm Springs, Georgia. On his way to visit the Little White House there, Bryson notes, The path was lined with large rocks from each state. Every governor had evidently been asked to contribute some hunk of native stone and here they were, lined up like a guard of honor. Its not often you see an idea that stupid brought to fruition. MEET THE AUTHOR Alissa Grosso is a young adult novelist, a book sales representative and serves as the personal servant to three ungrateful cats and one needy dog. When she has free time, she usually spends it outside. She lives in New Jersey. More information can be found at her website alissagrosso.com. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Bills father is no longer alive at the time of Bills cross country Lost Continent journey. However, we learn that he was a famous sportswriter. As the family patriarch he led Bill and his family on many road trips, where he had a tendency to get lost; preferred to avoid tourist traps, particularly those that cost too much money and was fond of visiting battlefields, much to his youngest sons chagrin. Bills mother is still alive, when Bill takes his Lost Continent journey, and in fact her car serves as Bills wheels throughout the trip. Like most mothers, her primary concerns on any of Bills travels are that he has clean underwear and has been getting enough to eat. Bills grandmother is long gone by the time of the writing of the book. He recalls her as a sweet woman who had a tendency to bake some unusual and not especially pleasant dishes. She had a habit of listening in to conversations on their local party line... Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America + About the Book + About the Author + Overall Summary + List of Important People + ...and much more

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