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 : A Queer Film Classic on Hitchcock's homoerotic 1951 thriller about two men who enter into a murder plot together.
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 : 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 : When Guy Haines meets Charley Bruno on a train, he is pulled into a world of madness, lies and death, from which there is no escape.
Description : A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back. A struggling, single mother, Emma sometimes wishes that her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie would just disappear. Then, one quiet Sunday evening, after a sinister encounter on the London Underground—Ritchie does just that. Emma immediately reports his abduction to the police but there she faces a much worse situation than she ever imagined. Why do the police seem so reluctant to help her? And why do they think she would want hurt her own child? If Emma wants Ritchie back, she’ll have to find him herself. With the help of a stranger named Rafe, the one person who seems to believe her, Emma sets off in search of her son. She is determined to find Ritchie no matter what it takes…but who exactly is the real enemy here? With dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.
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 : 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 : Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train. Because they're strangers they can say anything they like to one another. Bruno proposes the perfect murder: he will kill Guy's unfaithful wife if Guy will kill his much-hated father. Guy never imagines Bruno is serious. But Bruno is deadly serious.
Description : Zwischenprufungsarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Sonstiges, Note: 1,7, Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung in die Filmwissenschaft, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Expositionsanalyse beschaftigt sich mit Alfred Hitchcocks Strangers on a Train von 1951. Die Analyse basiert auf der uberarbeiteten Fassung von 2004 der Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.. Bearbeitet wurde die amerikanische Version im Format 4:3. Die Expositionsanalyse soll Aufschluss daruber geben, von welchen technischen und filmischen Elementen Hitchcock Gebrauch macht und inwieweit diese fur den Film bzw. fur die Exposition wichtig sind. Grundlage hierfur sind die Texte der Filmkritiker Bela Balazs und Rudolf Arnheim, welche sich genauer mit dem Medium Film beschaftigt haben. Des Weiteren soll analysiert werden, welche Bedeutung die Exposition fur den Verlauf der Handlung und fur das weitere Vorgehen der Protagonisten hat. Die Analyse wird daruber hinaus feststellen, ob alle wichtigen Motive, Personen und Gegenstande vorgestellt und eingefuhrt werden und ob damit alle Voraussetzungen erfullt werden die notwendig sind, damit der Zuschauer den Film verstehen kann. Zum Schluss soll ein Ausblick gegeben werden, in welchem die Bedeutung der Exposition auf den Rest des Films diskutiert wird und welcher zusammenfassend die wichtigsten Aspekte der Exposition wiedergibt.
Description : Named by The Times as the all-time number one crime writer, Patricia Highsmith was an author who broke new ground and defied genre clichés with novels such as The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. In the classic creative writing guide Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction, Highsmith reveals her secrets for producing world-class crime and thrillers, from imaginative tips for generating ideas to useful ways of turning them into stunning stories.
Description : THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IAN FLEMING SILVER DAGGER, 2015 'Extremely hard to put down!' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful ... an instant classic.' LEE CHILD 'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.