La Brigade mondaine
La Brigade mondaine ! La police des mœurs, celle qui colle son oeil dans le trou de la serrure. Ce service mythique aux premières loges de l’évolution des moeurs, au courant de tout. Eh bien, c’est dans cette brigade du 36, quai des Orfèvres qu’en 1963 déboule un jeune inspecteur en début de carrière. Ce policier d’avenir se nomme Claude Cancès ; un jour, il sera commissaire, puis directeur de la PJ parisienne. D’ici là, à la Mondaine, il va tout connaître, s’imprégner de Paris la nuit, Paris trottoir, Paris sur Vice. L’affaire Ben Barka le cueille à peine arrivé, puis ce sera la chasse aux « julots », ces proxénètes de plus ou moins grande envergure. Il va croiser la plus grande entremetteuse du siècle, Madame Claude, une indicatrice de haut vol, « la Rouquine », des ministres, un cardinal, des flics pourris, des flics droits, des P-DG tordus, Alain Delon... Dans ce livre il fait revivre les soirs de rafle, lorsque le « panier à salade » déborde, la traque aux ouvrages interdits, les cinémas pornos clandestins, les partouzes. Le jeune inspecteur planque, suit son gibier, observe, oscille entre le rire et l’émotion. En « vrai-faux taxi », à pied, en métro, il arpente Paris, apprend les trottoirs de la capitale, ses cabarets, ses hôtels borgnes, mais aussi les soirées prestigieuses, les mondanités de la Mondaine. Tout un univers, toute une galerie de personnages. Avec lui, nous grimpons le célèbre escalier du 36, nous saisissons combien les temps ont changé. Ce qui était poursuivi hier, devient banal aujourd’hui. Parcours initiatique d’un jeune flic, son ouvrage est aussi le reflet de l’accélération des moeurs, du temps qui bouscule tout. Le récit le plus humain, le moins froid, d’une humanité qui est la nôtre. Cahier photo papier/numérique © Patrick Durand / Sygma / Corbis © 2014 Pygmalion, département de Flammarion
The Confessions of Ars ne Lupin
This collection of Lupin short stories presents more puzzling criminal involvements of the classic French hero-thief and his men.
Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning. At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule, between the singing of hymns, the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths. A celestial perfume soon disclosed the virtues of the monk throughout the cloister, and when the blessed Gal, the Abbot of Yvern, departed from this world into the next, young Mael succeeded him in the government of the monastery. He established therein a school, an infirmary, a guest-house, a forge, work-shops of all kinds, and sheds for building ships, and he compelled the monks to till the lands in the neighbourhood. With his own hands he cultivated the garden of the Abbey, he worked in metals, he instructed the novices, and his life was gently gliding along like a stream that reflects the heaven and fertilizes the fields. At the close of the day this servant of God was accustomed to seat himself on the cliff, in the place that is to-day still called St. Mael's chair. At his feet the rocks bristling with green seaweed and tawny wrack seemed like black dragons as they faced the foam of the waves with their monstrous breasts. He watched the sun descending into the ocean like a red Host whose glorious blood gave a purple tone to the clouds and to the summits of the waves. And the holy man saw in this the image of the mystery of the Cross, by which the divine blood has clothed the earth with a royal purple. In the offing a line of dark blue marked the shores of the island of Gad, where St. Bridget, who had been given the veil by St. Malo, ruled over a convent of women. Now Bridget, knowing the merits of the venerable Mael, begged from him some work of his hands as a rich present. Mael cast a hand-bell of bronze for her and, when it was finished, he blessed it and threw it into the sea. And the bell went ringing towards the coast of Gad, where St. Bridget, warned by the sound of the bell upon the waves, received it piously, and carried it in solemn procession with singing of psalms into the chapel of the convent. Thus the holy Mael advanced from virtue to virtue. He had already passed through two-thirds of the way of life, and he hoped peacefully to reach his terrestrial end in the midst of his spiritual brethren, when he knew by a certain sign that the Divine wisdom had decided otherwise, and that the Lord was calling him to less peaceful but not less meritorious labours.
Dog Will Have His Day
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY? Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A tiny piece of bone. Human bone, in fact. When Kehlweiler takes his find to the nearest police station, he faces ridicule. Obsessed by the fragment, he follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas – in search of a dog. But when he recruits ‘evangelists’ Marc and Mathias to help, they find themselves facing even bigger game. A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL
The R C Car Bible
Robert H. Schleicher A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The R C Car Bible Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
From the prize-winning author of Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma Winner of the Prix Femina Etranger London, in the frayed heat of summer. Alena is shoplifting shoes when Dave catches her in the act and so begins an unlikely relationship between two people with little in common and everything to lose. But the past is a dark place. And both of them have secrets they’ve no idea how to live with – or leave behind. Yet still they find themselves fighting with all they’ve got for a future together. But is love enough? 'Accomplished... Beautiful... Heart-wrenching' Independent on Sunday Shortlisted for the Prix Femina Prize
Glued to Games
With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound" brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, "Glued to Games" gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure--the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.
Badge of Evil
A revisit of the 1950s classic that inspired Orson Welles's film Touch of Evil Assistant District Attorney Mitch Holt suspects the wrong people have been arrested in the murder of Rudy Linneker. But if it wasn't Linneker's daughter and her fiance, who was it? And why do two of the city's most decorated and beloved cops look like they're not shooting straight? If they've planted evidence in this case, what else are they guilty of in the past?
Master criminal Arsene Lupin is at it again in the taut thriller 813. When Lupin is framed for murder, the famed thief enters the fray of the investigation in an attempt to clear his name and prove that his moral code, though unorthodox, is unwavering.
Emergence of Monasticism
Marilyn Dunn A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Emergence of Monasticism Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.