Posts from the ‘Mystery’ Category

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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The Sense of an Ending is a novel haunted by the notions of death and mortality. It is the story of a group of adolescent friends who swear to be friends forever. Especially close knit are Tony Webster, a slightly anarchistic, sex-hungry, book-hungry schoolboy, and his contemporary, but more serious, newly arrived cohort Adrian Finn. When Adrian commits suicide the group disbands as everyone tries to forget. Fast-forward forty years later, Tony is well into his middle age crisis. His marriage has failed, he has a daughter and he has his career. Out of the blue he receives a lawyer’s letter with an unexpected request which catapults him into a search through the past. 

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England. He is a contemporary English writter with several award winning books. In 2011 He received the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending, after several previos nominations. 

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American Gods- PetroMarine Energy Services, LTD

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American Gods is an award winning prose novel written by Neil Gaiman. It is a complex murder mystery written with blends of Americana, fantasy and strands of mythology.  In the novel, gods and mythological creatures coexist with humans because we believe in them. Correspondingly, as our belief in them diminishes so does their power.

American Gods follows the ex-convict Shadow as he takes sides in a battle between the Old Gods, who arrived in the United States with the pre-independence immigrants, and the New Gods, born as manifestations of modern life and technology. Published in the year 2001 by Headline in the United Kingdom, American Gods is considered a “golden oldie” and was recently rereleased in June 2011 in a special 10th Anniversary edition with an additional 12,000 words.

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Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel

The famous writer Jonathan Kellerman returns with his character, L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware and his partner, LAPD Homicide Detective Milo Sturgis.

When Sturgis finds the badly mutilated corpse of a woman, he calls his friend Alex Delaware to work on a psychological profile of the killer.  Delaware agrees and is surprised to see that the victim was a woman that he and his girlfriend saw in a restaurant a few hours before her death.

Delaware and Sturgis find no usable clues when an anonymous tip links the girl, known by the alias of “Mistery”, with a wealthy man, Markham McReynolds, and his family.  This is the 26th novel featuring Alex Delaware.

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