Erscheinungsdatum: 18.07.2018, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Dead End, Titelzusatz: There Are No Good Guys, Autor: Bader, Jerry, Verlag: MRPwebmedia, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // Noir, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 172, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 411 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Interpret the law as you see fit in This Is the Police 2, sequel to the acclaimed noir drama This Is the Police! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, and incarcerate. Make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself! – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat.Is it a simulation? A management game? A tactical challenge? A visual novel? A puzzle? It’s all of these, and more!Dive into one-of-a-kind -story driven experience.Welcome to Sharpwood, a cold and harsh border town riven with violence, where no one is completely innocent. Smugglers, gangs, and screaming populists call this town their home. To maintain peace and order, the young sheriff Lilly Reed (Sarah Hamilton, The Longest Journey) will have to team up with fugitive criminal Jack Boyd (Jon St. John, Duke Nukem), and pray that her dangerous plan doesn’t spiral out of control.Take charge of the Sheriff’s department.Your subordinates aren’t just some resource; they are living people with their own strengths, weaknesses, fears and prejudices – and you'll have to reckon with all of them in order to survive. Is one of your guys drinking too much alcohol? Or always coming up with excuses for not coming to work? Or does he refuse to follow orders? You’ll have to show a steady hand if you want to impose discipline on this department.Engage in tactical combat.During your most dangerous operations, the game will switch to turn-based combat. Gather a team of your finest cops (or use your drunk and stupid bums – you don’t always have the luxury of being choosy!). Carefully study the terrain, adapt your plans, stealthily approach your suspects and use non-lethal weapons and equipment – if the situation allows. True, sometimes gunfights are almost impossible to avoid, but be careful: This Is the Police 2 doesn’t have hit points. A single bullet can cost a cop their life.Become a true detective.Collect evidence, study case materials, interrogate suspects (or use more... forceful methods) and send the criminals to court. And if the suspect was innocent? Perhaps it's time to find out if any Sharpwood judges can be bought.
Atlanta itself is a crime scene. After all, Georgia was founded as a de facto penal colony, and in 1864, Sherman burned the city to the ground. We might argue about whether the arson was the crime or the response to the crime, but this is indisputable: Atlanta is a city sewn from the ashes, and everything that grows here is at once fertilized and corrupted by the past. These stories do not necessarily conform to the traditional expectations of noir. However, they all share the quality of exposing the rot underneath the scent of magnolia and pine. Noir, in my opinion, is more a question of tone than content. The moral universe of the story is as significant as the physical space. Noir is a realm where the good guys seldom win; perhaps they hardly exist at all. Few bad deeds go unrewarded, and good intentions are not the road to hell but are hell itself. Welcome to Atlanta Noir. Come sit on the veranda or the terrace of a high-rise condo. Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, and fortify it with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up. Enjoy these stories, and watch your back. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010974/bk_tant_010974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There's something out there in the dark. There's always something watching. There's always something reaching for you. Always. And sometimes there?s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys. Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle. The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Lois H. Gresh, and Nancy Holder. Edited by New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller, Karin Allers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110743/bk_acx0_110743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A slag is what survivors are calling the slug-like maggots raining from the sky, burrowing inside people, and hollowing out their flesh and their sanity. Slag Attack features four visceral, noir stories about the living, crawling apocalypse. The Devastated Insides of Hollow City - Hack detective Shell joins in the insane search for a girl named Pearl, who just might hold the key to restoring order. Vincent Severity - A woman is taken hostage by a very severe man in a sleazy El Camino. Corpse Mountain - Two guys named Cobra and Commando chug gasoline and help build grotesque robots to save the world. All Alone at the End of the World - Re-introduces Shell in a radically different light, building to a ferocious conclusion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andersen Prunty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015156/bk_acx0_015156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection features twenty short stories from humorous thriller writer J.A. Konrath. Included are a few hardboiled tales, some noir, some parody and satire, a few straight-out comedy pieces, and a few stories that didn't fit into Konrath's other two collections, Horror Stories and Jack Daniels Stories. The twenty stories include:The Big Guys - Flash fiction, winner of the Derringer Award. A Fistful of Cozy - A satire of the mystery cozy genre. Cleansing - An ancient crime of biblical proportions. Lying Eyes - Solve it yourself, given the clues. Perfect Plan - Another solve it yourself. Don't you remember One Minute Mysteries and Encyclopedia Brown? Piece of Cake - Another solve it yourself, originally featured in Woman's World. Animal Attraction - Solve it yourself. Urgent Reply Needed - A cautionary tale about dealing with spammers. Blaine's Deal - A parody of hardboiled noir. Light Drizzle - A light-hearted send-up of hitman stories. An Archaeologist's Story - How digging up old bones leads to fresh corpses. Don't Press That Button! - An essay about the gadgets in the James Bond universe, and which you need to buy. Piranha Pool - A writer seeking criticism pays the ultimate price. A Newbie's Guide to Thrillerfest - Never been to a mystery conference? Here's the in-depth dirt. Inspector Oxnard - He's either brilliant, or too stupid to breathe.One Night Only - A sports fan ends up in jail, all for the love of the game. Could Stephanie Plum Car Really Get Car Insurance? - An essay about Janet Evanovich's famous character. Cozy or Hardboiled? - Take the test to find out which type of book you're reading. Addiction - What's the worst drug you can get hung up on?Weigh To Go - A humor column about health clubs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003627/bk_brll_003627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A trio of dark tales told with a sharp noir edge. They feature wise guys and private eyes, black magic, bleak futures, and the feminine wiles of inhuman beauties. This is Valentine's Day with Halloween style. It's sex and violence from that dark corner of your imagination you dare not share with anyone else. "Unfeeling"The man they call Shovel is a neutral instrument. When his boss tells him to bloody a man for a tiny wooden doll he does so without question, but in the grip of the doll's spell even Shovel can't remain neutral for long. "Lonely"It's hard being the new guy in town. Dreading another night alone, Paul picks up a girl after hours who wakes in the night hungry for more than romance. "Eating in the Underworld"P.I. Harry Celeste is supposed to be hard-boiled. Why, then, has he become so entangled in this sex-bot case? If he isn't careful, he could lose his heart…and his life. This new edition includes a bonus story of hit men and horror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gardner Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014901/bk_acx0_014901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maggie Collins, a newly minted NYPD detective, is lovely enough to be a model but wants a career chasing bad guys. She volunteers to go undercover to catch a serial killer."Don't get in the car," her lieutenant says. But, of course, she gets into the car.The killer thinks he is in love, but his idea of love is a little strange.Praise for The Disappearance of Maggie Collins:"Roger Angle has a rare sensibility, part poetry, part literary fiction, and part nitty-gritty crime. I don't know another writer quite like him. Maggie Collins is the result." (Kem Nunn, author of Tapping the Source and Tijuana Straits)"The Disappearance of Maggie Collins is a page-turner, full of gritty New York flavor and driven by complex and interesting characters. With this novel, Roger Angle proves himself to be a noir poet who can dazzle us with dark beauty and bring us to the edge of our seats." (Adam Meyer, author of The Last Domino)"Razor-sharp NYC detective fiction set in the turbulent, grimy mid-eighties: hookers, pimps, and a serial killer. Captivating characters that kept me up all night." (John Shepphird, Shamus Award-winning author of Bottom Feeders and The Shill Trilogy) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Saxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158372/bk_acx0_158372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Advisory: This series of erotica stories contains explicit sexuality, BDSM, descriptions of female domination over men, and adult content that may be deemed by some to be offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, so please listen at your own discretion. Elsa has everything she thought she wanted. Great grades in college, awesome friends who support her every step of the way, an apartment all of her own - oh, and a thriving dominatrix business that has dozens of men across campus crawling to her to indulge their deepest and darkest desires. But something about getting everything she wants, even from legions of willing submissive men, has started to grate on her. She wants something new and different; she craves a challenge. Someone more powerful than the usual guys she dominates. Maybe even someone to whom she looks up. She ends up setting her sights on David Hilton, her law professor and an undeniably sexy silver fox. As Elsa finds excuses to get closer to her professor, she finds herself addicted to the thought of him and her together - and wonders how far she can push their chemistry-laden relationship before it breaks. Alexandra Noir writes what she lives. She's a therapist by day and devoted kinkster by night. She's committed not merely to letting you into her wild imagination, but also to giving you a window into the intense feelings and intimacy that occur in real BDSM relationships. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122674/bk_acx0_122674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.