Couverture de "La conspiration des scorpions"

La conspiration des scorpions (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Août 1626. Tandis qu’à Nantes on exécute pour haute trahison le comte de Chalais, favori répudié de Louis XIII, une conjuration diabolique se trame à Paris, dans l’ombre des palais, frappant ses propres membres de terreur et de mort. Le Dioscure, demi-frère du Roi, appelé à enquêter sur le décès du maréchal d’Or­nano, ancien précepteur de Gaston d’Orléans, va devoir démêler un écheveau où se brouillent amitiés, amours et déloyautés sur fond de conflits religieux. Payant hardiment de sa personne, jouant sans hésiter de ses virils appas, notre royal enquêteur aura fort affaire quand la peste, fléau de ce siècle, s’invitera au bal des comploteurs ! Ce troisième opus de la série policière historique de Philippe Gimet nous plonge une

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Couverture de "Master of Restless Shadows", tome 1

Master of Restless Shadows (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Freshly graduated Master Physician Narsi Lif-Tahm has left his home in Anacleto and journeyed to the imposing royal capital of Cieloalta intent upon keeping the youthful oath he made to a troubled writer. But in the decade since Narsi gave his pledge, Atreau Vediya, has grown from an anonymous delinquent to a man renowned for penning bawdy operas and engaging in scandalous affairs. What Narsi and most of the larger world cannot know is the secret role Atreau plays as spymaster for the Duke of Rauma. After the Cadeleonian royal bishop launches an unprovoked attack against the witches in neighboring Labara, Atreau will require every resource he can lay his hands upon to avert a war. A physician is

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Mainly by Moonlight (de ParisDude)

Synopsis A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie. Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth? Cosmo Saville guiltily hides a paranormal secret from his soon-to-be husband. And if he can’t undo a powerful love spell, uncertainty threatens his nuptial magic. But when he’s arrested for allegedly killing a longtime rival, he could spend his honeymoon behind bars… Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith never believed in love until Cosmo came along. Falling head over heels for the elegant antiques dealer is an enchantment he never wants to break. So when all fingers point to Cosmo’s guilt, John struggles to believe what his heart is telling him. As Cosmo searches for the

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Couverture de "Carved in Bone"

Carved in Bone (de ParisDude)

Synopsis November, 1984. Criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios, fresh out of rehab and picking up the pieces of his life, reluctantly accepts work as an insurance claims investigator and is immediately assigned to investigate the apparently accidental death of Bill Ryan. Ryan, part of the great gay migration into San Francisco in the 1970s, has died in his flat of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty gas line, his young lover barely surviving. Rios’s investigation into Ryan’s death—which Rios becomes convinced was no accident—tracks Ryan’s life from his arrival in San Francisco as a terrified 18-year-old to his transformation into a successful businessman. What begins for Rios as the search for the truth about Bill Ryan’s death becomes the search

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L’affaire de Luynes (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Décembre 1621, sud du royaume de France : en campagne contre les huguenots, le connétable de Luynes, favori et amant de Louis XIII, meurt brutalement dans sa chambre. La version officielle parle de fièvre pourprée mais le grand nombre d’ennemis que s’est attiré le Connétable durant sa fulgurante carrière fait soupçonner un empoisonnement. Louis de Bourbon-Verneuil, alias le Dioscure, demi-frère du Roi, est chargé d’enquêter en secret. Ses investigations, aussi dangereuses que luxurieuses, le conduiront de riches salons en bas-fonds sordides où amitiés et inimitiés se brouillent : il lui faudra déployer tous ses talents pour échapper aux pièges parfois mortels et percer le mystère ! Notre avis Après la lecture du premier tome de cette série de polars historiques, j’espérais que

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The Doctor’s Orders (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Sequel to The Doctor’s Date Copper Point Medical: Book Three Once upon a time Nicolas Beckert was the boy who stole kisses from Jared Kumpel beneath the bleachers, but now Jared’s a pediatrician and Nick is the hospital CEO who won’t glance his way. Everything changes, however, when they’re stranded alone in a hospital elevator. Ten years of cold shoulders melt away in five hours of close contact, and old passions rekindle into hot flames. Once out of the elevator, Jared has no intention of letting Nick get away. It’s clear he’s desperate for someone to give him space to let go of the reins, and Jared is happy to oblige. But Jared wants Nick as a lover in

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Les deux visages de la mort (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Paris, mai 1617. Le jeune Louis XIII prend le pouvoir grâce à son favori le duc de Luynes, en faisant le vide dans l’entourage de sa génitrice Marie de Médicis, régente du royaume. Premières victimes de cette purge : Concino Concini, âme damnée de la Reine-mère, est abattu sur le pont du Louvre et son épouse brûlée en place de grève. Mais loin de calmer le jeu, ces assassinats politiques en appellent d’autres et, très vite, la Cour bruisse à nouveau des intrigues les plus folles, menaçant la vie même du Roi et de ses proches. Henri de Bourbon-Verneuil, dit Le Dioscure, bâtard légitimé d’Henri IV, est chargé par le nouveau monarque, avec qui il entretient des relations plus que

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Marée noire

Synopsis Comme si se remettre d’une chirurgie cardiaque sous l’œil acéré de sa famille surprotectrice n’était pas assez exaspérant, quelqu’un ne cesse de vouloir entrer par effraction dans la librairie d’Adrien English. Que recherche donc cet intrus de minuit des plus déterminés ? Quand un squelette vieux d’un demi-siècle surgit d’un mur pendant les rénovations de la librairie Cloak and Dagger, Adrien se tourne vers son ex, le beau Jake Riordan, désormais sorti du placard et reconverti en détective privé. Jake n’est que trop heureux d’avoir une raison de rester auprès d’Adrien, mais de nombreuses surprises surgissent du passé de ce dernier, bien plus qu’aucun d’eux n’en attendait… et l’une d’elles pourrait bien se révéler dangereuse pour le cœur de

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The Monuments Men Murders

Synopsis Someone is watching. Someone is waiting. Despite having attracted the attention of a dangerous stalker, Special Agent Jason West is doing his best to keep his mind on his job and off his own troubles. But his latest case implicates one of the original Monuments Men in the theft and perhaps destruction of part of the world’s cultural heritage–a lost painting by Vermeer. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander Emerson Harley wasn’t just a World War 2 hero, he was the grandfather Jason grew up idolizing. In fact, Grandpa Harley was a large part of what inspired Jason to join the FBI’s Art Crime Team. Learning that his legendary grandfather might have turned a blind eye to American GIs “liberating” priceless

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Treasure Trail (de ParisDude)

Synopsis Erik Mitchell traveled the world uncovering art fraud and relic theft, which pitted him against spoiled billionaires, unscrupulous collectors, mobsters, and cartels. He worked with law enforcement across the U.S. and Europe, but then a sting goes wrong, Erik ends up injured and returns to find his partner cheating. He decides to stop globetrotting and buy an antique shop in scenic Cape May, NJ, rebuild his life, and nurse his broken heart. Undercover Newark cop Ben Nolan went down in a hail of bullets when a bust went sideways, after a tip-off from a traitor inside the department. When he recovers, he spends a couple of years as a private investigator, only to tire of seeing the worst of

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