Der Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ist ein vielseitiger Wein mit großem Ausdruck von Frucht und Würze. Eine dunkle, kirschrote Farbe und eine komplexe Nase von reifen Erdbeeren, Kardamom, Muskatnuss und Torf. Süßer Fruchtanklang und eine fleischige Note am Gaumen.
Der Rochioli Estate Pinot Noir spiegelt den typischen Russian River Valley Charme, Frische und Eleganz wider. Ein wunderschön komponierter Pinot Noir mit verlockendem Duft nach Kirschen und dunkler Gewürzmischung. Gut strukturiert, großzügig, geschichtete Konzentration und ein endlos langer Abgang.
New York´s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn’s historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood. Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the mystery genre with the best of New York’s literary fiction community - and, of course, leaves room for new blood. These brilliant and chilling stories see crime striking in communities of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and many other ethnicities - in the most diverse urban location on the planet. Contributors include Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, and many others. Akashic Books announces Brooklyn novelist Tim McLoughlin as the editor of the anthology (in addition to his contributing a story). McLoughlin´s respect on any Brooklyn street predates the publication of his debut novel Heart of the Old Country (Akashic, 2001), a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program that was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as ´´an inspired cross between Richard Price and Ross McDonald´´. For years, McLoughlin has worked in the Kings County Supreme Court in downtown Brooklyn. The complete list of narrators includes Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free, Rob Granniss, Saskia Maarleveld, Erin Mallon, Jennifer O´Donnell, Pete Ohms, Prentice Onayemi, Tim Gerard Reynolds, and Chris Ruen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014658/bk_adbl_014658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Noir I is four stories: ´´The Gold Cricket´´, ´´The Bastard´´, ´´Cine City´´, and ´´Killer Jazz´´. ´´The Gold Cricket´´Detective Joanne Leslie has a fondness for the finer things in life, including the best cocaine money can buy. Unfortunately, her lifestyle and a detective´s salary don´t comfortably coexist. Drug dealer Cheesy Johnston wants his money, cash he needs to replace the $5,000 he´s paying Jake Klein to get him out of the country. What Cheesy doesn´t know is Klein is a bounty hunter tasked with bringing him in for trial. ´´The Bastard´´A Russian gangster´s wife kidnaps her estranged husband´s illegitimate son and murders the Yakuza-affiliated mother in order to protect her own daughter´s birthright as sole heir to her husband´s substantial legal and illegal business empires. As an adult, the bastard son surreptitiously reappears to reclaim his share of his father´s fortune. ´´Cine City´´A-list actor Bobby Richards hires a second-rate film producer with a gambling problem to make an art film that´s guaranteed to lose money. Richards signs over his rights to the film to his wife in a spiteful attempt to make sure she doesn´t get a dime out of their nasty divorce battle, but things don´t work out exactly as planned. ´´Killer Jazz´´Maurice Delbourne, the jazz musician son of a legendary reggae star and political activist, is targeted for death in LA. Rival Jamaican gangs each backing opposing political parties fear Delbourne might be a populist political option. Can Delbourne´s friend and a beautiful waitress stop the gangster´s plan, or will Delbourne end up like his father dead on stage in front of his fans? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale J Hubbard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139273/bk_acx0_139273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer ´04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographical area of the book. Original stories by: Lena Eltang, Sergei Nosov, Alexander Kudriavstev, Andrei Kivinov, Julia Belomlinsky, Natalia Kurchatova, Ksenia Venglinskaya, Eugene Kogan, Anton Chizh, Vladimir Berezin, Andrei Rubanov, and others. St. Petersburg boasts to have the strongest spirit of all Russian cities, and indeed the dark metaphysics of this city captivate tourists and locals alike. When you think of St. Petersburg noir, some of the greatest literary names immediately spring to mind - Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Gogol, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Modern day St. Petersburg lavishly offers the scenery and conditions for true noir stories, and the writers in St. Petersburg Noir succeed in concocting their own worlds within this city with stories ranging from mystical to outwardly grotesque. Within this collection, you´ll meet characters who populate the narrow streets and unlit inner yards in the vast historical center winking at ghosts from pages of Dostoevsky´s novels (Nutcracker); you´ll hear of criminal activities settled behind the locked doors of magnificent palaces and museums (The Witch Hour and The Last Skinhead); and you´ll follow the path of a police officer on his first day of duty maddeningly chasing a doppelganger... of a corpse (The First Duty). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck, Christian Rummel, Ken Kliban, Carrington MacDuffie, Victor Bevine, Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014651/bk_adbl_014651_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Redman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003750/bk_aren_003750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating collection of travellers´ tales, featuring weird innkeepers, ghouls and ghosts, robbers and murderers, card sharpers and confidence tricksters, dead bodies in odd places.... the very thing for anyone busy planning a vacation this year.... 1. ´´Miss Bracegirdle does her Duty´´ by Stacy Aumonier 2. ´´A Queer Night in Paris´´ by Guy de Maupassant 3. ´´The Dead Hand´´ by Wilkie Collins 4. ´´The Tête Noire´´ by Charles Allston Collins 5. ´´The Belated Russian Passport´´ by Mark Twain 6. ´´My Adventure in Norfolk´´ by A. J. Alan 7. ´´My Black Mirror´´ by Wilkie Collins 8. ´´A Visit to Droughtland´´ by Banjo Paterson 9. ´´A Pastoral Horror´´ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. ´´Smith and the Pharaohs´´ by H. Rider Haggard 11. ´´The Ship that saw a Ghost´´ by Frank Norris 12. ´´The Saloon Passenger´´ by E. W. Hornung 13. ´´The Man with the Watches´´ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 14. ´´The Holly Tree´´ by Charles Dickens 15. ´´Portrait of a Lady´´ by Jerome K. Jerome 16. ´´The Inn of the Two Witches´´ by Joseph Conrad 17. ´´War´´ by Sherwood Anderson 18. ´´The Black Ferry´´ by John Galt 19. ´´A Strange Goldfield´´ by Guy Boothby 20. ´´The Downfall of Mulligans´´ by Banjo Paterson 21. ´´The Box Tunnel´´ by Charles Reade 22. ´´Submarine´´ by Stella Benson 23. ´´The Pig and Whistle´´ by George Gissing 24. ´´Cannibalism in the Cars´´ by Mark Twain 25. ´´A Rash Experiment´´ by W. W. Jacobs 26. ´´A Descent into the Maelström´´ by Edgar Allan Poe 27. ´´The Three Strangers´´ by Thomas Hardy 28. ´´The Mouse´´ by Saki 29. ´´Long Odds´´ by H. Rider Haggard 30. ´´The Room´´ by Stacy Aumonier 31. ´´Moon’s Gibbet´´ by Egerton Castle 32. ´´Rats´´ by M. R. James 33. ´´The Mystery of Sasassa Valley´´ by Sir Arthur Conan 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000358/bk_redd_000358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of a Hercule Poirot Award, a fast-paced international crime thriller about Russian infiltration in the financial world.Walter Eekhaut, a veteran of the Belgian police force who has a problem with authority, is dispatched to Amsterdam to aid the Dutch security service in investigating the activities of a well-connected Russian oligarch, with ties to Putin. Some of the Russian´s business is legitimate, but some may well not be. In Amsterdam, Eekhaut is seconded to Chief Superintendent Alexandra Dewaal and her team, and begins to learn about the city´s shady underside. He is at once pulled into another case, the murder of a young leftist dissident, alleged to have stolen a sensitive list from the Amsterdam offices of a right-ring political party—a list with the names of secret donors. The hunt for the killer leads to a knot of black money interests and illegal dealings that pit the Russian mob and Dutch politicians and business leaders against the police and anyone else who tries to get in their way. Absinthe is the gripping first installment in the bestselling Amsterdam trilogy featuring Eekhaut and Dewaal and, for North American readers, a new voice in European noir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010837/bk_brll_010837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.