• The dark room

    Jonathan Moore

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  • “An electrifying read… I haven’t read anything so terrifying since Red Dragon.” --Stephen King /> />"Patient, stylish and incredibly suspenseful"--Lee Child /> />“Magnificent, thoroughly unnerving...I dare you to look away." --Justin Cronin /> />A gripping tale of obsession and deadly mystery, where the secrets of salvation and the most devastating desires are all written in blood /> /> Dr. Caleb Maddox is a San Francisco toxicologist studying the chemical effects of pain. After a bruising breakup with his girlfriend, he’s out drinking whiskey when a hauntingly seductive woman appears by his side. Emmeline whispers to Caleb over absinthe, gets his blood on her fingers and then brushes his ear with her lips as she says goodbye. He must find her. /> /> As his search begins, Caleb becomes entangled in a serial-murder investigation. The police have been fishing men from the bay, and the postmortems are inconclusive. One of the victims vanished from the bar the night Caleb met Emmeline. When questioned, Caleb can’t offer any information, nor does he tell them he’s been secretly helping the city’s medical examiner, an old friend, study the chemical evidence on the victims’ remains. The search for the killer soon entwines with Caleb’s hunt for Emmeline, and the closer he gets to each, the more dangerous his world becomes. /> /> From the first pages up to the haunting, unforgettable denouement, The Poison Artist is a gripping thriller about obsession and damage, about a man unmoored by an unspeakable past and an irresistible woman who offers the ultimate escape.

  • "Suspense that never stops. If you like Michael Connelly’s novels, you will gobble up Jonathan Moore’s The Dark Room.” --James Patterson /> />A heart-pounding thriller from an “electrifying”* author that shows what happens when our deepest secrets are unburied. /> /> *Stephen King /> /> Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is in the middle of an exhumation when his phone rings. San Francisco’s mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city; a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain’s cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he’s received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed. The accompanying letter is straightforward: worse revelations are on the way unless the mayor takes his own life first. An intricately plotted, deeply affecting thriller that keeps readers guessing until the final pages, The Dark Room tracks Cain as he hunts for the blackmailer, pitching him into the web of destruction and devotion the mayor casts in his shadow.

  • From an author who consistently gives us “suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child’s play. /> /> It’s late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city’s last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that’s eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He’s pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and then is shocked unconscious. /> /> On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he’s barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can’t remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he’d been poisoned. Carver doesn’t really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. /> /> A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Miéville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened, soon realizing he’s entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.

  • Cette présentation sans tabou des méthodes d'exécution au cours de l'histoire commence avec les réjouissances du Colisée de Rome, où les criminels étaient déchiquetés par des animaux sauvages. Elle continue ensuite au Moyen Âge, une période pendant laquelle les criminels étaient brisés sur la roue, brûlés, ébouillantés, écartelés, noyés ou encore empalés. Vient ensuite l'art délicat de la pendaison, avant que le voyage ne continue en France avec l'invention de la guillotine et le rôle de cette dernière dans la Révolution française. Encore un bond dans le temps et le récit se termine au xxe siècle, avec la chaise électrique, la chambre à gaz et l'injection létale.
    Rempli d'illustrations les plus macabres, cet ouvrage recense toute sorte d'informations étranges - par exemple, la durée pendant laquelle une tête reste consciente après avoir été tranchée - ainsi que des anecdotes singulières, telles que l'histoire du bourreau qui périt en tombant de l'échafaud, alors qu'il brandissait la tête d'une de ses victimes. Âmes sensibles, s'abstenir !

  • Terribles maladies et remèdes en tout genre retrace la lutte de l'humanité contre la maladie, du Moyen Âge au début du xxe siècle. Commençant par les maladies ordinaires, il décrit certains des remèdes les plus mal avisés dans les annales de l'histoire médicale.
    Vient ensuite l'épisode le plus sombre qu'a connu l'Europe médiévale, la mort noire ou peste noire, suivie par la « grande vérole » ou syphilis et ses cousines vénériennes. Le chapitre des chirurgies choquantes couvre des amputations et castrations spectaculaires, puis l'ouvrage enchaîne sur des maladies majeures : la lèpre, la tuberculose, la variole et le typhus.
    L'ère coloniale marque la découverte par les Occidentaux de toute une panoplie de maladies tropicales, dont la fièvre jaune, le choléra, la fièvre typhoïde ou la dysenterie. Un chapitre sur les maladies mentales détaille les traitements absurdes contre l'hystérie féminine et le voyage se termine avec la pandémie la plus dévastatrice du début du xxe siècle : la grippe espagnole.

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