Das Lied der Sirenen

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426404834

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3260

Das Lied der Sirenen Vier Männer werden tot aufgefunden. Offenbar wurden sie vor ihrer Ermordung grausam gefoltert und verstümmelt. Der Psychologe Tony Hill wird von der Polizei um Hilfe bei der Lösung des Falles gebeten. Und sieht sich plötzlich einer Situation gegenüber, mit der er nicht gerechnet hat: Er könnte das nächste Opfer sein! »Fesselnd und schockierend!« Minette Walters »Ein herausragender Psychothriller.« Cosmopolitan Das Lied der Sirenen von Val McDermid: Hochspannung im eBook!

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

A Queer Film Classic

Author: Julia Mendenhall

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN: 1551525658

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 3838

A Queer Film Classic on Canadian director Patricia Rozema's I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, her quirky and hopeful first feature film which made its premiere at Cannes and won its Prix de la jeunesse. Presented as a "videotaped confession," it tells the story of Polly Vandersma, an unpretentious and introverted young woman who takes photographs as a hobby and works as a personal assistant to an elegant and sophisticated, but unsatisfied, art gallery director, Gabrielle St. Peres, whom she worships. This book presents a new close textual analysis of Mermaids that places this complex yet teachable film unquestionably within the global queer film canon while uncovering many of its complexities. The film has appeared on the Maclean's "Top 10 Films of the 20th Century" and Toronto International Film Festival's Best 10 Canadian Films of All Time. Julia Mendenhall, a longtime fan of the film, places it in the context of the director's life experiences and her filmic oeuvre, the production and reception history of the film within the mid to late 1980s and the 1990s era of "outing," and the development of queer theory.

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

A Novel

Author: May Sarton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497646251

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 5700

Sarton’s most important novel tells the story of a poet in her seventies, whose life is retold episodically during an interview with two writers from a literary magazine Hilary Stevens’s prolific career includes a provocative novel that shot her into the public consciousness years ago, and an oeuvre of poetry that more recently has consigned her to near-obscurity. Now in the twilight of her life, Hilary, who is both a feminist and a lesbian, is receiving renewed attention for an upcoming collection of poems, one that has brought two young reporters to her Cape Cod home. As Hilary prepares for the conversation, she recalls formative moments both large and small. She then embarks on the interview itself—a witty and intelligent discussion of her life, work, and romantic relationships with men and women. After the journalists have left, Hilary helps a visiting male friend with his anxiety over being gay and imparts wisdom about channeling his own creative passions. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.

The Mermaids Singing

A Novel

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 144340179X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3459

Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller A Place of Execution, which won the Anthony, McCavity, and the Los Angeles Times awards. Now in The Mermaids Singing, she continues her trademark ingenuity for suspense, and introduces criminal profiler Tony Hill who has spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But now he's become one of the hunted... This was the summer he discovered what he wanted -- at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face to face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage -- or the power -- to stop it...

The Mermaids Singing

Author: Lisa Carey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061895975

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5452

There is an island off the west coast of Ireland called Inis Murúch -- theIsland of the Mermaids -- a world where myth is more powerful than truth, and love can overcome even death. It is here that Lisa Carey sets her lyrical and sensual first novel, weaving together the voices and lives of three generations of Irish and Irish-American women. Years ago, the fierce and beautiful Grace stole away from the island with her small daughter, Gráinne, unable to bear its isolation. Now Gráinne is motherless at fifteen, and a grandmother she has never met has come to take her back. Her heart is pulled between a life in which she no longer belongs and a family she cannot remember. But only on Inis Murúch can she begin to understand the forces that have torn her family apart.

The Mermaids Singing

Author: Esti Jedeikin

Publisher: Holocene Press

ISBN: 0982705948

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 4455

A brilliant, beautiful scholar, Eva is a dynamic young woman making a name for herself in the male-dominated world of 1960s academia, when she meets a handsome businessman who promptly sweeps her off her feet. As they begin their life together Eva is faced with the newfound challenges of balancing her marriage, raising a young daughter and tending to her burgeoning career. When the precarious relationship with her husband is dealt a tremendous blow, Eva struggles to make it work. But her will is shaken when she encounters a charismatic stranger with whom she feels an instant spark, a magnetic connection she cannot deny or resist. Through heartbreaking losses, head-spinning highs, and a landscape of emotional triumph and adversity, Eva forges on. She reinvents herself as a jewelry tycoon, not knowing that she will have to summon her strength and resiliency yet again...this time to tackle a secret from her past that could destroy her future.

Val McDermid 3-Book Thriller Collection: The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008108692

Category: Fiction

Page: 1840

View: 1632

Read the first three books in Val McDermid’s No. 1 bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV’s much loved WIRE IN THE BLOOD.

Ein Ort für die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641497X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3110

Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjähriges Mädchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakulären Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mißtrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, daß Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnäckigen Suchens und einem aufwühlenden Prozeß wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte später, im Jahre 1998, entschließt sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berühmten "Mordfalls ohne Leiche" in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas völlig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Veröffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoßen, die zerstörerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zählt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzählt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Täuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtgläubigkeit der Leser.

I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing

Author: Christopher Bollas

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9781853437595

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 9985

This dark comic novella follows the life of â??the psychoanalystâ? in an urban village engaging a cast of characters with whom he shares his life and his ideas. A vulnerable yet thoughtful person shadowed by what he refers to as life after the Catastrophe, he finds himself celebrating â??depressionâ?, discovering how it is an essential emotion housing insight into the self, society, and world affairs. Amusing, disturbing and thought provoking, the novella reveals in remarkable depth the many faces of depression. The psychoanalyst agonizes over the increasingly fascist dimensions of his profession and provides an excoriating critique of the psychotropic movement. He challenges the world of modern psychology that by stereotyping souls as sufferers of one or another of the newly coined diagnoses, such as Attention Deficit Disorder, ordains a world that reduces humanity. Where thoughtfulness once was, now one discovers a pill, a fashionable new illness, and a twelve-step program that define a life. The arrival of a terrorist in his consulting room seeking treatment in order to carry out a suicide bombing serves as a pivot for other crises that involve the analyst in an increasingly anarchic and surreal era, one that suggests a new world order. Readers will find in this work new perspectives that challenge many assumptions, ironically suggesting that in these difficult times understanding our complex mental lives â?? as in depression â?? holds invaluable keys to a better future for the individual and for modern society.

The Mermaids Singing

Author: John Van Druten

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822207504

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 3421

The uproarious classic comedy about an irrepressible Society matron who kicks up her heels by masquerading as an aged baby sitter.

The Mermaids Singing

Author: JAMAL KASA

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7953

Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller, A PLACE OF EXECUTION, which was a finalist for the prestigious Edgar Award. Now, inTHE MERMAIDS SINGING, she continues her trademark ingenuity for suspense, and introduces criminal profiler Tony Hill, who has spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But now he's become one of the hunted... YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME... This was the summer he discovered what he wanted——at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. BUT THE NEXT TIME WOULD BE BETTER... The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. AND PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage——or the power——to stop it...

The Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series, 1-4

The Mermaids Singing, Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation, and The Torment of Others

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250108071

Category: Fiction

Page: 1776

View: 4085

Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone in this award-winning series The Washington Post calls "ambitious" "bone chilling." This Val McDermid collection of the Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries includes: The Mermaids Singing The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. Wire in the Blood Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find... The Last Temptation when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path... The Torment of Others In a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler. But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution since his trial, barely speaking a word. So is there a copycat?

Val Mcdermid Seven-Book Bundle

The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation, The Torment of Others, Beneath the Bleeding, Fever of the Bone, and The Retribution

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443440876

Category: Fiction

Page: 3536

View: 6290

Expert criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill and no-nonsense detective Carol Jordan draw on their pasts and mix personal with professional as they hunt down notorious criminal psychopaths. This special bundle contains the first seven Hill/Jordan mysteries: The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation, The Torment of Others, Beneath the Bleeding, Fever of the Bone, and The Retribution.

Clean Break

Ein Fall für Kate Brannigan

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641676X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1680

Kate Brannigan muss sich alleine um die Fälle der Detektei Mortensen & Brannigan kümmern. Gleich von mehreren Seiten gerät sie unter Druck. Bis nach Italien jagt sie einem gestohlenen Monet nach. Unterdessen sterben im heimatlichen Manchester zwei Kunden eines Putzmittelherstellers an einer mysteriösen Zyanidvergiftung ...

Tödliche Worte

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414961

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7288

Der Profiler. Die Kommissarin. Der raffinierte Psychopath. Fall Nr. 4 für das Ermittlerduo Tony Hill und Carol Jordan Auf einer blutgetränkten Matratze wird in grotesk verrenkter Haltung die Leiche einer Prostituierten gefunden. Die Szene erinnert bis ins Detail an eine Mordserie, die zwei Jahre zurückliegt und mit einem Schlag aufhörte, als Derek Tyler gefasst wurde. Aber Tyler kann das neue Opfer eigentlich nicht getötet haben. Er sitzt hinter Gittern im Hoch-sicherheitstrakt einer psychiatrischen Haftanstalt und spricht mit niemandem ein Wort. Doch seine jahrelange Erfahrung als Profiler sagt Tony Hill, dass es nur Tyler gewesen sein kann. Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan glaubt das nicht. Ihr Team startet eine gewagte Undercover-Action, um den Killer zu stellen. Und das wird Carol noch bereuen ... „Unsere führende Pathologin des Bösen im Alltag ... Die subtile Inszenierung des Schreckens ist meisterhaft.“ The Guardian

Schwarzes Netz

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440172

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4446

Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill - die Bestseller-Reihe von Erfolgsautorin Val McDermid In McDermids neuntem Thriller um das Ermittleduo Hill/Jordan ist der Polizeipsychologe Tony Hill mit einer mysteriösen Serie von Selbstmorden konfrontiert. Stets sind es Frauen, die mitten im Leben stehen, mit ihren prononcierten Meinungen jedoch einen Shitstorm von Internet-Trollen hervorgerufen und diesen offenbar nicht verkraftet haben. Merkwürdig nur, dass sie alle den Freitod berühmter Schriftstellerinnen wie Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf oder Anne Sexton imitieren und sich deren Werke jeweils in der Nähe der Toten finden. DCI Carol Jordan ist unterdessen zurück in ihrem alten Job bei der Polizei und bekommt ein neues Team, mit dem sie im Norden Englands schwere Fälle aufklären soll. Die rätselhafte Serie von Suiziden wird für sie zur Nagelprobe. Hochspannung garantiert: "So packend, dass man alles um sich herum vergisst." The Times

Schleichendes Gift

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414953

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 611

Bradfield steht unter Schock. Zuerst wird der Star des Erstliga-Clubs Bradfield Victoria vergiftet. Kurz darauf kommen bei einem Bombenanschlag auf das Fußballstadion Dutzende von Menschen ums Leben. Die Wahnsinnstat eines Terroristen? Oder vielleicht etwas noch Unheimlicheres? Carol Jordan und ihr Major Incident Team (MIT) stehen unter großem Druck, denn die Boulevardpresse wartet mit immer neuen Spekulationen auf und heizt die Stimmung in der Öff entlichkeit an. Aber Dr. Tony Hill liegt nach der Attacke eines Psychopathen, der ihn mit einem Beil schwer verletzte, im Krankenhaus. Als ein zweiter Giftmord geschieht, müssen die beiden alles daransetzen, einen Killer zu stellen, über den sie so gut wie nichts wissen ...