London in the 1960s: gang wars, corrupt police, vice and pornography. Ex-boxer Charles Holborne has plenty of opportunities to build his reputation with the criminal classes as a barrister who delivers. But Charles, an East End boy made good, is not all he seems, and his past is snapping at his heels. When his philandering wife has her throat slashed, Holborne finds himself on the wrong side of the law and on the run. Can he discover the truth of the brutal slaying and escape the hangman's noose?
Criminal barrister Charles Holborne may have just escaped the hangman by proving he was framed for murder, but his life is now in ruins. His wife is dead, his high-flying career has morphed into criminal notoriety, and bankruptcy threatens. When the biggest brief of Charles' career unexpectedly lands on his desk, it looks as if he has been thrown a lifeline. But far from keeping him afloat, it drags him ever deeper into the shadowy underworld of 1960s London. Now, not only is his practice at stake, but his very life.
Lieutenant Dan Reles has a new house, a wife, and a son, and a great career as head of Austin Homicide, but it's funny how your past catches up with you. When Dan's deadbeat father Ben Reles, a Mafia legbreaker who's spent the last 20 years on the run, shows up on Dan's doorstep with an escaped prostitute in tow, trouble is sure to follow.
Twenty-five, Chinese-American, and agoraphobic, Marcy Chen navigates love, sex, gourmet food, family and a desperate fear of people and intimacy. Living in the trendy Fremont district of Seattle, Washington, Marcy has created a life insulated from the people around her. Slowly she realizes that she must make a choice between seclusion and safety, or living the life she wants - in fear.
Michael Simon pens gritty, true-to-life detective noir novels. His popular Detective Dan Reles mysteries feature the only Jewish, native-born New Yorker in the Austin P.D.Dan investigates the death of a young girl and the wounding of a little boy during an assassination attempt on a black community activist.
In this hard-hitting sequel to Body Scissors Simon returns to the Austin, Texas, PD of 1995—a time when the state capital was changing under the guidance of its new governor. Det. Dan Reles looks at the high profile case of the murdered former child star as a way to jump start his career and his life after being dumped by the woman he loves. His investigation leads him to the most pious power broker in the state and a nightmare of cult leaders and blackmailers.
"Good story. but lose the girlfriend."
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"American Swimmers Pulled off Plane in Rio" is from the August 18, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Simon Romero and Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"As Islamic State Posts in Portuguese, U.S. Guides Brazil to Bolster Olympics Security" is from the August 01, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Simon Romero and Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Krimi-Weihnachten mit Bestsellerautoren - Weihnachten ist das Fest der Liebe, möchte man meinen. Doch es geht auch anders: Simon Beckett, Michael Hjorth/Hans Rosenfeldt, Ake Edwardson und Andreas Winkelmann bereiten mit dem Erzählband "Tatort Tannenbaum" ein Festmahl kriminalistischer Leckerbissen.