Detective Harry Stoner has seen too much of the seamy side of life not to notice the tarnish on Los Angeles´s glitter or the gritty reality behind the never-never land of TV´s biggest daytime soaps. A detergent manufacturer, already begrimed by scandal and rumor, doesn´t want his image further muddied by the mysterious death of the head writer on the daytime series he sponsors. So it´s up to Stoner to find out what really happened that sunny August weekend when Quentin Dover took his last shower. What Stoner uncovers is a slick world of high finance and low morals, all powered with cocaine, a sexy blond widow turned on by booze and boys, the broken lives of the men and women who create America´s TV fantasies, and the perfect setting for greed, jealousy, and murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Peckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001132de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Hannah Shor gets a case in the worst way possible - a friend calls her for help. Her 12-year-old daughter has been kidnapped, and Hannah joins forces with the FBI to bring her home safely. When the kidnappers post an image of their captive on Instagram, the situation spins out of control. Now, the whole world is watching. Rumors spread like wildfire, and online vigilantes add fuel to the raging flames. As Hannah digs deeper, she unravels dark secrets from the family´s past. With the realization that the kidnapping is about more than just a ransom, Hannah needs to close in on the truth, before Abigail´s time runs out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007060de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pearce Monaghan, the dynamic charismatic minister in Irelands newest political party is enjoying popular support by the electorate, who see him as a future leader. Yet his world starts to unravel when he purchases land for a job program from the seductive and beautiful Avis, an American horse trainer with a castle in Kildare. His political rivals spread rumors of profiteering, conflict of interest and murder. Against this backdrop of Irish political life, Rosie Leahy, a journalist, and Connell McDaid, an aide to the minister, join forces to restore the image of Pearce and the political party. Their love affair unfolds as they dig deep to uncover the mysteries behind the crimes.
Award-winning author Joan Hess packs mayhem, outrageous characters, and hijinks into this rollicking mystery set in rural Arkansas. Beleaguered chief of police Arly Hanks has her hands full when modern technology moves into small town Maggody, bringing with it controversy and murder. Maggody´s high school has a new computer lab. Folks are calling the internet the Devil´s workshop, but the adult computer class is filling up. Soon friends are exchanging E-mail, and the preacher is posting sermon notes. But when some mighty unusual images flash across monitors--and a pretty computer student is found dead in an abandoned shack--the town demands Arly find the answers. With tempers flaring and rumors raging, it will take all of Arly´s low-tech resourcefulness to find the cold-blooded killer. Narrator C.J. Critt´s sense of timing hones the hilarity and keeps you guessing throughout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. J. Critt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002655de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The old painting was done on glass, and found beneath the ruins of the ancient, decaying French mansion that Emily Hastings´ sister, Irene, had inherited from the estate of the Marquis de Garac. The cold and distant Monsieur Philippe Gastion informed them that the painting was a forgotten masterpiece and should be given a place of honor. Soon afterward, Irene became mysteriously ill, and other signs of imminent danger pointed directly toward Emily. There were rumors of the cruelty and unbridled sexuality of the long-deceased owners. A strange black cat haunted the house, and the crumbling mausoleum out back was never to be visited. And then the image on the glass painting began to change! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mozhan Marno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000802de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Joseph.A.Tunzi) Hardcover, 27x24x1cm, 112 pages of full page b&w photos. ´´...In early 1957, Colonel Tom Parker commissioned Hollywood tailor Nudie Cohen to design something flashy for Elvis’ upcoming tours and publicity photos. Nudie Rodeo Tailors specialized in outfitting apparel for country music singers as well as stars of westerns. Parker´s previous background in managing country artists may have played a role in his decision to hire Cohen, and indeed they were personal friends. Cohen took Presley’s measurements during the filming of Loving You, finishing his work by the time the shoot was completed in March. Posing in what was to be his most widely seen photo session, Elvis wore matching gold pants, jacket, belt, and shoes, along with a golden string tie and a ruf?ed white shirt. The 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong - Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 2 LP remains the most celebrated use of these images. Whether it’s because of the unique layout that uses a single photo sixteen times, or simply the fact that Elvis looked stunning, it was the ultimate rock and roll album jacket. In light of how famous the LP has become, it’s generally been overlooked that the first record to actually use a gold suit photo was the EP A Touch Of Gold. Part of RCA’s Gold Standard series, it, and the two subsequent volumes to follow, served as a somewhat random counterpart to the Gold (en) Records LPs. The first EP simply used a singular image of the photo that would be employed on Gold Records 2. The third volume had the same photo in triplicate, but it´s the second volume that is the most interesting. It uses two more brooding shots from the session against a striking black background. The back cover had a preview for 50,000,000 Elvis Fans also using a black as opposed to a white background. Despite rumors to the contrary, it’s certain that the LP was never going to be pressed with the variation. RCA often used slightly alternate art in their advertising right from his 1956 debut on through to Elvis’ very last LP, Moody Blue. RCA continued to use the gold suit images well into the sixties, most notably in a 1963 advertisement for the Gold (en) Records series. Incongruously this was featured in a limited edition photo booklet that record stores gave away to the initial purchasers of Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3.´´
Holly Dayton is about to go way out of her comfort zone. . .Spending Christmas vacation on a cruise with her two cousins from hell isn´t Holly´s idea of a good time. And when, in a moment of seasick-fueled desperation, she lurches into an open suite - she´s greeted with an eyeful of pepper spray. The culprit? A gorgeous guy calling himself Nick. But when Holly goes to make her exit, she gets the shock of her life: a corridor crammed with screaming teenage fans. Because Nick just happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for ReadySet - one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly, rumors are swirling and Holly´s face is captured on countless phones and plastered all over the Internet. But the band can´t risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend - just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be fauxmantically involved with one of the cutest rock stars on the planet? Holly´s about to find out. . . ´´Fans of Meg Cabot will find Marni´s voice equally charming and endearing.´´ (Julie Kagawa, New York Times best-selling author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews, Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014098de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It began as rumors. Whispers at dinner parties. Warnings about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, superstar CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi revealed his interest in ´´rough sex´´ in a long Facebook post, and a scandal of unprecedented scale descended on the radio host. What the public did not know was that months before Ghomeshi´s emotional post, Canadaland podcaster Jesse Brown and Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan were quietly pursuing serious allegations against him. In Secret Life, Donovan takes us inside the Star´s investigation. Step by step, he explores the story as only he can: the media frenzy, his own personal and professional doubts, the women who came forward with stories about an alleged dark side of a national idol, and Ghomeshi´s ignominious firing and dramatic criminal trial. Taking us behind the scenes, Donovan sheds light on the journalistic process and the complexity of gathering information about a highly sensitive matter from named and confidential sources, including those women who feared it was their word against a beloved public figure´s. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace. Cover design by Julie Scriver from the trade paperback edition of Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation. Cover illustration inspired by a photo by Peter Bregg/Stringer (Getty Images). Reproduced by permission of Goose Lane Editions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029016de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.