Description : The psychologists would call it folie a deux . . . 'Bruno slammed his palms together. "Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?''' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities. 'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times
Description : "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." —Time The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. "Some people are better off dead," Bruno remarks, "like your wife and my father, for instance." As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
Description : Nancy and her friends take their detective skills on an Alaskan adventure in this second book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy’s Alaskan adventure continues as she, Bess, and George disembark the mystery-plagued Arctic Star cruise ship and explore the grand sites of the forty-ninth state: Skagway; the Yukon territory, and Denali National Park. It’s spectacular scenery, but things start to go wrong almost immediately, leading Nancy to believe that whoever was behind the unsolved mayhem aboard the ship has followed them onto dry land. The girl detectives had better watch their steps—they’re on uncharted and unknown territory!
Description : A Queer Film Classic on Hitchcock's homoerotic 1951 thriller about two men who enter into a murder plot together.
Description : The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.
Description : Tight Quarters—Reid isn't happy about the mix-up that saddles him with a claustrophobic roommate on his New York train tour. Then his weekend with Brenna becomes a weekend fling, and much more. Ticket Home—Encountering her workaholic ex on her commuter train is the surprise of Amy's life. Especially since Jeff seems hell-bent on winning her back. Thank You for Riding—At the end of Caitlin's commute, her extended flirtation with a handsome stranger finds them facing a frigid winter night locked in an unheated subway station. Back on Track—A wine tour isn't enough to take Matt's mind off his baseball slump—until sexy, funny Allie plops into the adjacent seat and tells him three things about herself. One of them, she says, is a lie. Then Allie lets slip one truth too many… Big Boy—Mandy doesn't want romance, but monthly role-playing dates with her stranger on a train—each to a different time period—become the erotic escape she desperately needs. And a soul connection she never expected.
Description : Just like in the classic movies, she receives an anonymous note telling her he husband is cheating on her. She sets a trap, hoping that he will fall into it. She does catch him cheating, but not with the cute neighbor. He's cheating on her with her sister! She can't think of what to do, so she set out to clear her head; she finds herself on a train thinking about what a mess her life has become. She meets a mysterious stranger who not only listens to her story but also offers her a drink and a place to stay for the night. Their fling makes things look a lot better in the morning. Is this really the best revenge? Or does the stranger have something else in mind? Will this make her life change for the better, or is she just stuck for a life with a cheating husband?
Description : To fulfill her ultimate fantasy, Charlotte wants to have the best sex of her life with a gorgeous stranger on a train. When the hypnotizing stare of a blue-eyed mystery man promises to make her dream come true, Charlotte is ready to take him on with no questions asked. To seal the deal, she promises to give him whatever he wants, however he wants it, as much as he can take for the duration of the trip. What Charlotte doesnt know is that a man who can fulfill her ultimate sex fantasy will demand more than her body. To have the ultimate pleasure, she must offer the ultimate surrender. An Exotika ® erotica story from Elloras Cave
Description : The Blunderer was written by Highsmith in between Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley. The novel follows the young, successful and handsome, Walter Stackhouse who seems to have it all, that is, until the day his wife's body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Under the intense scrutiny of the investigation he commits one mistake, then another, until - in true Highsmithian fashion - Walter finds his perfect life derailed. Now Walter is running from the obsessions of the murderer, and the suspicions of the lead cop, not to mention his own increasingly life-threatening blunders.
Description : That was how she saw him, mostly, in the weeks that followed. Standing there in the doorway with his toothy little grin, his crooked fringe, his blue fleece with the smiley elephant on the front. Life as a single mother is hard. Emma loves her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie, she really does – but sometimes, she dreams about what life would be like without him. But when Ritchie is abducted from the London Underground, Emma’s dream becomes a nightmarish reality. So why don’t the police seem to believe her? Why do they think that she would want to harm her son? If Emma wants Ritchie back, it looks like she’ll have to find him herself. She hasn’t been the best mother in the past – but she’s willing to go to desperate lengths to bring her little boy home . . .
Description : Incisively written, this new edition of a popular guide first published in 1996 slices through the rhetoric of health promotion. Its penetrating analysis quickly reveals health promotion’s conceptual roots, providing an enlightening map of their web of theory and practice. David Seedhouse proves that health promotion, a discipline intended to improve the health of a population, is prejudiced—every plan and every project stems first from human values—and argues that only by acknowledging this will a mature discipline emerge. To help speed progress the author proposes a positive, practical theory of health promotion destined to inspire anyone who wishes to create better health. This new edition includes three new chapters on conventional health promotion, radical and foundational health promotion and mental health promotion, providing examples of the use of foundational health promotion. This new edition also adds five new teaching exercises, incorporates and updates the guide for teachers and lecturers and includes a new topical case study. This book is laced with entertaining dialogues and readers are encouraged to explore ten carefully presented exercises. Educational, accessible and intelligent, Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice, 2nd Edition is a seminal work which heralds the beginning of the end of health promotion’s long adolescence. It is nothing less than essential reading for all practitioners and students of health promotion.
Description : Strangers on a Train - Romantische E-Books mit verführerischen Fremden! Nach Lust de LYX nehmen diese 5 E-Book-Storys Sie mit auf eine sinnliche Zugreise mit unbekanntem Ziel... Dass Caitlin kurzerhand von ihrem Freund zwischen Kopierer und totem Ficus abserviert wurde, liefert ihr unverhofft den besten Vorwand, die langweilige Weihnachtsfeier ihrer Firma zu verlassen. Eigentlich sieht sie sich in Gedanken schon heulend mit ihrer Katze vor dem Fernseher, doch da erregt ein attraktiver Fremder in der letzten U-Bahn ihre Aufmerksamkeit und rettet sie, eingeschlossen in der U-Bahnstation, durch eine kalte Bostoner Winternacht. (ca. 70 Seiten)