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Witty, suspenseful, lyrical, this is a literary whodunit that will keep you guessing till the last page. And we're proud that it's our sponsor for this week's Kindle Nation Weekender.

by Dorothy James
4.7 stars - 18 Reviews



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February 12, 2012  
 

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When Shannon Landry came to Annuba, the attractive graduate student thought her biggest problem would be understanding the Cajun accents on the little Louisiana island. Instead she found herself in a desperate duel with a serial killer, first for the life of a child, but soon for the lives of everyone on the island, including her own.

 

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Chills abound in this thriller by new author Cockrell, and my only complaint is that he hasn't hit the scene sooner. It's got all the right ingredients -- Shannon, a young, feisty and attractive archeology student; Richard, a local with a ready grin, an infectious laugh, and a determination to right old wrongs; a small picturesque Louisiana island with an ugly secret and a bloody past; and a cast of quaint characters who alternately charm and threaten, not the least of which is the powerful benefactor whose tainted bloodline has ruled the island for generations.

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A Place to Die
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by Dorothy James
4.7 stars - 18 Reviews

Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

Here's the set-up:

Eleanor and Franz Fabian arrive from New York to spend Christmas with Franz's mother in her sedate retirement home in the Vienna Woods. Their expectations are low: at best, boredom, at worst, run-of-the-mill family friction. 

 

But when the wealthy, charming Herr Graf is found dead in his apartment with an ugly head wound, the Fabians are thrust into a homicide investigation. Some residents and staff have surprising connections to the dead man, but who would have wanted to kill him? 

 

Inspector Büchner tracks down the murderer against a backdrop of Viennese history from the Nazi years to the present day. 

 

Witty, suspenseful, lyrical, this is a literary whodunit that will keep you guessing till the last page.

About the Author

Dorothy James was born in Wales and grew up in the South Wales Valleys. Writer, editor, translator, she has published short stories as well as books and articles on German and Austrian literature. She has taught at universities in the U.S., England and Germany, makes her home now in Brooklyn and often spends time in Vienna and Berlin. She wrote A Place to Die in her attic apartment on the edge of the Vienna Woods. She has travelled far from Wales, but has not lost the Welsh love of playing with language; she writes poems for pleasure as does Chief Inspector Büchner, the whimsical Viennese detective who unravels the first mystery in this new series of novels.     

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(A 117-page True Crime Short with photographs) Between 1968 and 1985, a monstrous serial killer stalked the picturesque countryside around Florence, shooting and mutilating eight couples on moonless nights. The desecration of the women's bodies was a scene beyond the wildest imaginations of movie scriptwriters. Murder on the New Moon tells the exceptionally bizarre and twisted tale about a city gripped by fear, dozens of suspects, a string of charges and convictions followed by embarrassing acquittals and pardons, and an ever-raging whirlpool of theories, rumors and conspiracy that still divides Italians today. The anonymous assailant, called The Monster of Florence or Il Mostro di Firenze , commands an enduring mystery which includes all the hallmarks and enduring intrigue of Jack the Ripper. Most disturbing of all, he may still be at large...After a quarter of a century of failure, only a brave detective takes the plunge back into the impossibly murky waters of this uniquely baffling case. The politics, egos, rivalries, and conspiracy theories that hampered each investigation still overshadow his new search for the killer. The investigation also links to the 2008 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, for which American student Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted and then freed. The same Perugian judge who propagated outlandish theories of Satanic sex rituals in that case also used such ultimately baseless hypotheses to falsely accuse many prominent Italians of these serial killings, and even threatened to arrest an American writer planning a book on the case. The story once more proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction. Indeed, the story is currently being made into a major Hollywood movie, The Monster of Florence, starring George Clooney, scheduled for a 2013 release.

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by Dorothy James
4.7 stars - 18 Reviews

Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

Here's the set-up:

 
Eleanor and Franz Fabian arrive from New York to spend Christmas with Franz's mother in her sedate retirement home in the Vienna Woods. Their expectations are low: at best, boredom, at worst, run-of-the-mill family friction. 

 

But when the wealthy, charming Herr Graf is found dead in his apartment with an ugly head wound, the Fabians are thrust into a homicide investigation. Some residents and staff have surprising connections to the dead man, but who would have wanted to kill him? 

 

Inspector Büchner tracks down the murderer against a backdrop of Viennese history from the Nazi years to the present day. 

 

Witty, suspenseful, lyrical, this is a literary whodunit that will keep you guessing till the last page.

About the Author

Dorothy James was born in Wales and grew up in the South Wales Valleys. Writer, editor, translator, she has published short stories as well as books and articles on German and Austrian literature. She has taught at universities in the U.S., England and Germany, makes her home now in Brooklyn and often spends time in Vienna and Berlin. She wrote A Place to Die in her attic apartment on the edge of the Vienna Woods. She has travelled far from Wales, but has not lost the Welsh love of playing with language; she writes poems for pleasure as does Chief Inspector Büchner, the whimsical Viennese detective who unravels the first mystery in this new series of novels.
  

Each issue of the Weekender is sponsored by one paid title. We encourage you to support our sponsors and thank you for considering them.

Authors and Publishers: Interested in learning more about sponsorship? Just click on this link for more information.

 

 

 

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