Hans Fallada´s Alone in Berlin begins in Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, and a deadly game of cat and mouse develops between the Quangels and the ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich. When petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen also become involved, deception, betrayal and murder ensue, tightening the noose around the Quangels´ necks...
The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times best-selling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense private investigator - the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective.... November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris´ preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimee´s life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimee´s father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimee to help out at the detective agency while he´s gone - as if she doesn´t already have enough to do. But the case Aimee finds herself investigating - a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II - has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all - maybe it´s time to think harder about the family business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carine Montbertrand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009456/bk_reco_009456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An SS officer is found standing over the body of a comrade, a smoking pistol still in his hand, a murder in a place of murders. His pleas of innocence force a court martial and he knows that there is only one man in the camp capable of defending him; a Jewish prisoner called Manfred Meyer. Manfred Meyer is forced to build a defence for him in his court martial. Drawing on his years of experience as a criminal lawyer in Berlin, Meyer must unravel the deceit and interpret the lies that infect the concentration camp and work to have him found not guilty. Following Meyer and his family through their lives in Berlin, the Nazi rise to power and their inevitable arrest and incarceration in Auschwitz, Meyer will do almost anything to see his wife and children. Almost anything. Can his abilities as a lawyer interpret the facts of this seemingly impossible case? As a Jew, should he even defend an SS officer? And is he actually guilty of this crime? But the officer must be found innocent if Meyer is to see his family again. This story follows Manfred Meyer, from his beginnings as a lawyer in 1930s Berlin after being taken under the wing of the city´s most capable defence lawyer in the most prestigious law firm in Germany, Bauer & Bauer. Meyer´s confidence and experience build as his cases become more complex and more difficult to defend. His success is widespread and he, his wife Klara and their twin daughters live a comfortable life in the capital. But Germany is changing. The Nazi Party has come to power and Meyer´s Jewish heritage has become a crime. Life becomes more and more difficult until even in spite of Meyer´s connections he is forced to leave his position as Bauer & Bauer´s pre-eminent lawyer. Then, one night, the inevitable knock at the door heralds the long train journey to the east and the death camps of Poland for Meyer, his wife and his children. Split from his family on arrival, Meyer does what he can to survive in a pl... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Monteath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022960/bk_acx0_022960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mass and Serial Murder in America:SpringerBriefs in Psychology SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology. 1st ed. 2016 Christine M. Sarteschi
Pippa Bolle ist begeistert: Ihre englische Oma macht Urlaub in Berlin und beordert ihre Enkelin als Haushüterin in die Nähe von Stratford-upon-Avon, den Heimatort Shakespeares. Endlich kann sich Pippa sämtliche Stücke ansehen! Durch die Vermittlung ihrer Großmutter übernimmt sie die Betreuung einer internationalen Theatertruppe, die mit dem weltberühmten Theater-Regisseur Hasso von Kestring für ein Festival probt. Ein Schauspiel in mehreren dramatischen, komödiantischen - und tödlichen Akten beginnt, bei dem Pippa bald nur noch eins weiß: Der Mörder ist nicht immer der Gärtner.
´´The next bubble to burst will be the education bubble. Make no mistake about it, education is big business and, like other big businesses, it is in big trouble.´´ -Professor Mark C. Taylor, Columbia University, New York Times, Opinion, July 12, 2009. A young, salt-of-the-earth family is caught up in a cyclone of greed, after Dennis Winecoop accepts a position at Washington, D.C.´s Utopia University. Believing he was hired to advise graduate students in history, Professor Winecoop finds he is teaching a full schedule of ´´Murder 101.´´ The first lesson, it seems, occurred just days before he was hired, when his predecessor was found grotesquely murdered in his bath. The intrigues of multiple murders are the catalysts that drive this dynamic and compelling tale to a shocking conclusion. The events and characters of Murder Cum Laude reveal the ugly reality of Washington politics and one man´s aggressive efforts to uncover the truth. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, author Bruce Zortman served as a top secret courier during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a one-year Taussig Fellowship to the Free University in Berlin. As an NDEA Fellow, he earned his PhD with distinction from UCLA. His 25 years as a professional educator include positions at Santa Monica College and American University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Hitler´s Theater (1985), an acting textbook, scholarly articles and several produced plays. Presently, he is Commodore of the Tucson Sailing Club. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026969/bk_acx0_026969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of Berlin for children between the ages of 7 and 12. A book for children to read alone or with adults. Is it possible to imagine that there was once nothing where Berlin stands today? This book is about robbers and pig poo, wild parties and great battles, princesses, kings and kaisers, terror, war and murder under the National Socialists, life alongside the Berlin Wall, and the new beginning after the end of German division. Impressive photographs and illustrations bring history to life for kids and grown ups alike.
Die ersten beiden Pippa-Bolle-Krimis in einem E-Book Bundle Band 1: Unter allen Beeten ist Ruh Pippa Bolle hat die Nase voll von ihrer verrückten Berliner Familien-WG und bietet ihre Dienste als Haushüterin in der beschaulichen Kleingartenkolonie auf der Insel Schreberwerder an. Das Paradies für jeden Großstädter! Bienen summen, Vögel zwitschern, das Havelwasser plätschert. Doch die Ruhe trügt: Nachbarn streiten sich um Grundstücke, ein Unternehmer träumt vom großen Coup. Und dann gibt es auch schon die erste Tote? Band 2: Dinner for one, Murder for two Pippa Bolle ist begeistert: Ihre englische Oma macht Urlaub in Berlin und beordert ihre Enkelin als Haushüterin in die Nähe von Stratford-upon-Avon, den Heimatort Shakespeares. Endlich kann sich Pippa sämtliche Stücke ansehen! Durch die Vermittlung ihrer Großmutter übernimmt sie die Betreuung einer internationalen Theatertruppe, die mit dem weltberühmten Theater-Regisseur Hasso von Kestring für ein Festival probt. Ein Schauspiel in mehreren dramatischen, komödiantischen - und tödlichen Akten beginnt, bei dem Pippa bald nur noch eins weiß: Der Mörder ist nicht immer der Gärtner.