Two women passengers die in a car crash as a result of which the female driver has a leg amputated. The zoologist twin husbands of the dead women are fascinated by the processes of decay, start an affair with the amputee and liberate animals from a zoo. Tirelessly provocative, sexy, funny and stylish, the film is also a tribute to Vermeer and an exploitation of the trauma of loss, man's relationship with animals and the attraction of lists. Wonderful cinematography from Sacha Vierny and a thrilling score by Michael Nyman.
Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief his Wife & Her Lover) followed his international hit The Draughtsman's Contract with this extraordinary tale of obsession. Two women passengers die in a car crash as a result of which the female driver has a leg amputated. The zoologist twin husbands of the dead women, who are fascinated by the processes of decay, start an affair with the amputee and liberate animals from a zoo. This provocative, funny and stylish film stars Joss Ackland and features stunning cinematography by acclaimed Frenchman Sacha Vierny (Belle De Jour). The celebrated score is by Michael Nyman (Gattaca, The Piano). Extra Features: Filmed introduction by Peter Greenaway Feature commentary by Peter Greenaway * Sea In Their Blood - Beside The Sea (1983, 27min) one of Greenaway's earliest films examining Britain's coast, and featuring a Michael Nyman score. Behind-the-scenes footage Fully illustrated colour booklet containing newly commissioned essays and notes
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2018, Einband: Kartoniert, Titelzusatz: Minikrimis - Mini Mysteries, Dt/engl, Autor: Panzer, Marita A, Übersetzer: Joseph Hahn (Dr.), Illustrator: Tom Meilhammer, Verlag: SüdOst Verlag GmbH, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: Dead or alive // Englische Lektüre // Feld // Garten // Gedichte // Gewässer // Katze // Katzenkrimi // Krimi // Kriminalität // Kriminalroman // Kriminell // Kurzgeschichten // Lektüre // Lyrik // Maus // Mord // Mörder // Schule // Tatort // Thriller // Tiere // Tierkrimi // Tod // Todesfälle // Totschlag // Verbrechen // Vogel // Wald // Zoo // zweisprachig, Produktform: Kartoniert, Umfang: 120 S., Schwarz-Weiß bebildert mit Illustrationen, Seiten: 120, Format: 1.5 x 20.5 x 13.5 cm, Gewicht: 242 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The world had never seen a crime wave quite like it. Starting in early 2011, thieves descended upon dozens of natural-history museums across Europe armed with crowbars, sledgehammers, and tear-gas grenades, interested in only one thing: antique rhinoceros horns. By 2013, they had stolen nearly a hundred horns in all, worth millions of dollars on the international black market. The only thing more unusual than the crimes themselves was the law enforcement's theory about who was responsible: a handful of families from rural Ireland known as the Rathkeale Rovers.Charles Homans spent six months investigating the thefts, from a museum in Portugal to a courthouse in New York to a village in Ireland's County Limerick. The Dead Zoo Gang is a globe-trotting saga of brazen heists, careening car chases, and shoe-leather detective work, a true-crime story for an era of cultural collision and environmental catastrophe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Homans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019355/bk_acx0_019355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stand-alone murder mystery, number 10 in the series. Meet maverick British detective DL Skelgill... "Mad, bad and just a little bit cozy." A blood-curdling howl haunts moonlit Skiddaw Forest - its source the precipitous cliffs known as Dead Crags. Locals evoke the legend of the Black Dog, harbinger of misfortune, devil’s familiar - an ancient myth revived in living memory by the unexplained death of Piet Crow, controversial founder of a local zoo. If the curse blighted Old Man Crow, could it now be visited upon his descendants? Granddaughter Antonia is found dead beneath the crags. Her twin Vivienne survives a life-threatening ordeal. Murder? Attempted murder? Or innocent coincidence? Skelgill is torn - until a long-serving zoo hand falls victim to a rifle bullet. Unearthly baying hound there may be, it takes a finger to pull a trigger - and human predators circle the ailing zoo and its valuable land. A property tycoon with bulldozers at the ready. A titled aristocrat who covets ancestral hunting grounds. Volatile animal rights activists that protest malpractice. Dark clouds gather above the isolated Northern Fells - some great storm is brewing - but to divine its nature defies all logical investigation. Skelgill is drawn inexorably to Dead Crags - where presentiment prickles at his skin. But will his legendary intuition read the signs before the curse makes its final destructive strike? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116936/bk_acx0_116936_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If Lucy, the pregnant giant anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace. Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, the wolves go nuts - and that's just the beginning. Teddy's father, on the lam from the feds for embezzling millions, gets targeted by a local gangster. Her socialite mother, Caro, a former beauty queen who loathes Teddy's dangerous job, starts introducing her to "eligible bachelors"; but Teddy has already given her heart to Sheriff Joe Rejas, a migrant worker's son. Caro is not pleased. Zoo life, animal lore, and the leaky ups and downs of California central-coast houseboat living create a thrilling backdrop for murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002943/bk_blak_002943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever tried to get out of going to school by pretending that you're dead? Ever managed to convince a friend that they're invisible? Ever been stuck in a gorilla suit and nearly put in a zoo? Andy has. Andy's the greatest practical joker in the world...well, almost. He would be, if only his practical jokes didn't have the annoying habit of backfiring on him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stig Wemyss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000647/bk_boli_000647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. From the world's best-selling thriller writer, three pulse-pounding stories in one audiobook! Cross Kill: Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over 10 years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth. Zoo 2 (with Max DiLallo): James Patterson's Zoo was just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilisation - or end it. The Pretender (with Andrew Bourelle): Logan Bishop is a thief living off a stash of stolen diamonds. But when his murderous ex-partner tracks him down, Logan must find a way to turn the tables - or lose the only woman who can handle the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder, Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002585/bk_rhuk_002585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.