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Romans en anglais
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1er trimestre 2009

Girl in a blue dress
Gaynor ARNOLD (Great Britain)
Tindal Street Press
- ANG R ARN
Alfred Gibson’s funeral has taken place at Westminister Abbey, and his wife of twenty years, Dorothea, has not been invited. The Great Man favours his children and a clandestine mistress over his estranged wife. Dorothea revisits their early courtship before the birth of too many children snapped her vitality, and discovers the devious nature and hypnotic power of this celebrity author. Now she needs to face her grown up children, and worse, her nemesis of ten years, the charming Miss Ricketts. This is a re-telling of the lives of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

Book of air and shadows
Michael GRUBER (United States)
Harper Collins
- ANG RP GRU
Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, ’The Book of Air and Shadows’ is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare’s life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery ...or self-destruction.

Lush life
Richard PRICE (United States)
Bloomsbury
- ANG RP PRI
’So, what do you do ?’ Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter ...But now he’s thirty-five years old and he’s still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do ? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn’t say tending bar. He was going places - until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric one night and pulled a gun. At least, that’s Eric’s version.

Field of darkness
Cornelia READ (United States)
Warner Books
- ANG RP REA
Madeline Dare, a former blue blood looking for the right ticket out of her blue-collar community, has just stumbled upon a set of military dog tags at the site of an unsolved 20-year-old double murder. Eerily, the name on the tags is that of her favourite Oyster Bay cousin, the golden boy of a vindictive branch of her family that has resented her since she followed her heart and married Dean, a farmer-genius who’s as far from high society as humanly possible. In her efforts to clear her cousin’s name, Maddie finds herself trapped in aminefield of explosive, long-buried family secrets and her search for the truth triggers a stringofgrisly new murders.

Crazyschool
CorneliaREAD(UnitedStates)
Warner Books
- ANG RP REA
Madeline Dare has finally escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After her husband’s job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. Behind the academy’s ornate gates, she discovers a disturbing realm where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder’s bizarre therapeutic regimen.

Blackest bird
Joel ROSE (United States)
Canongate
- ANG RP ROS
Sweltering New York City, summer of 1841, the beautiful ’Segar Girl’ Mary Rogers is brutally murdered. Popular amongst the journalistic and publishing elite, the task of finding her killer falls to High Constable Jacob Hays. At the end of a long and distinguished career Old Hays’s investigation will ultimately span a decade, involving gang wars, grave robbing, and clues hidden in the poems of the hopeless romantic and minstrel of the night, Edgar Allan Poe.

Tinder box
Minette WALTERS (Great Britain)
Pan
- ANG RP WAL
In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O’Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick’s parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence. But friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick has fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation and, putting her own position within the bigoted community in serious jeopardy, stands firmly by his family in defence of the O’Riordan name. Days before the trial, terrible secrets about the O’Riordans’ past are revealed to Siobhan, and the family’s only supporter is forced to question her loyalties.

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