House of Secrets Der Fluch des Denver Kristoff

Author: Chris Columbus
Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783401801780
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Als die Geschwister Eleanor, Brendan und Cordelia Walker erkennen, in was für ein großartiges und zugleich gruseliges Haus sie gezogen sind, ist es bereits zu spät: Die alte Nachbarin hat sie in einen fiesen Plan verwickelt. Ihre Eltern sind spurlos verschwunden, stattdessen streunen blutrünstige Krieger durch dschungelartige Wälder und übermenschliche Piraten bevölkern die Meere. Was haben die fantastischen Romane des ehemaligen Hausbesitzers und Autors Denver Kristoff damit zu tun und warum hat er die Familie Walker in sein dunkles Spiel verstrickt? Schnell merken die drei, dass nicht nur sie, sondern die ganze Welt in großer Gefahr schwebt. house-of-secrets.de Das Buchereignis des Jahres aus der Feder von Multitalent Chris Columbus (Regisseur von "Harry Potter" und "Percy Jackson", Drehbuchautor von "Gremlins. Kleine Monster") und Kultautor Ned Vizzini ("Eine echt verrückte Story")!

House of Secrets

Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471174063
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author and literary phenomenon Virginia Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) comes a shivery gothic tale of romance, class divisions, and the secrets that haunt families for generations. Ever since Fern could remember, she and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family. She may have been a servant, but Ferndeveloped a sweet friendship with Dr. Davenport’s son, Ryder, and she was even allowed free range of the estate. But Dr. Davenport has remarried and his new wife has very different ideas about a servant’s place. Now Fern and her mother are subject to cruel punishments, harsh conditions, and aren’t even allowed to use the front door. Yet, for all her wrath, the cruel woman cannot break the mysterious bond between Ryder and Fern. And when Ryder invites Fern to join his friends at prom, there’s nothing Mrs. Davenport can do to stop them nor can she continue to guard the secret that haunts the women of Wyndemere – but there’s nothing she won’t try. After all, reputation is everything. A new novel from beloved author Virginia Andrews, and the start of a new trilogy, House of Secrets is sure to delight fans everywhere.

House of Secrets House of Secrets Book 1

Author: Chris Columbus
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007465866
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

HOUSE OF SECRETS follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power. The first story in an epic fantasy adventure trilogy!

House of Secrets

Author: Richard Hawke
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679603573
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Fiction

Senator Andrew Foster has it all: charm to spare, a loving wife, a beautiful daughter, and a fast-track career that will surely land him one day in the White House. And with the sudden resignation of the vice president, that track may have gotten a lot faster. But there’s a problem. There are people who know that Andy Foster’s charm can get the better of him, and they have bugged the Shelter Island bungalow where he is enjoying a midnight tryst with a beautiful campaign adviser. But all hell breaks loose when a man carrying an iron pipe comes crashing through the bedroom’s sliding glass door. Within seconds, the young woman lies bloodied, dead on the sheets, and Foster has fled in panic. And it’s all on tape. As momentum builds for Foster’s likely selection as the next vice president, the senator’s only hope of keeping his involvement with the murdered woman secret is to locate his blackmailers. But even they don’t have their hands on the devastating images. The man they used for the job has turned the tables and is blackmailing them. All the while, Foster’s personal life is collapsing. His wife, Christine, senses that something is terribly wrong. Unhappy about their daughter’s living in a political fishbowl, Christine is also worried that she and her husband have drifted away from each other. Little does she know that power-hungry politicians and brutal gangsters are ready to rip her family utterly apart. From the rarefied halls of Washington to the briny boardwalks of Brighton Beach, Richard Hawke pulls back the curtain to reveal what is taking place inside the hearts and minds of the powerful people we read about every day in the news. With House of Secrets, Hawke has delivered a pulse-pounding thriller that ignites the fatal mixture of politics, arrogance, and lust. From the Hardcover edition.

House of Secrets

Author: Tracy Montoya
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459228610
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Fiction

SEE NO EVIL The house was impossible to stay away from, but he couldn't tell the beautiful woman inside why. For P.I. Joe Lopez didn't remember why…. HEAR NO EVIL Then the memories came flooding back, and if not for professor Emma Jensen Reese, Joe would have walked away…forever. SPEAK NO EVIL But once the shots rang out, connecting him and Emma in life and nearly in death, Joe was determined to learn what really happened in that house more than twenty years ago. Even as someone else was hell-bent on keeping the past buried….

House of Secrets

Author: Lowell Cauffiel
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780786034161
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: True Crime

"Horrific, totally engrossing. . . A compelling look at insane brilliance." --Ann Rule A psychopathic mastermind whose reign of terror had no limits--even murder. . . For years, Eddie Lee Sexton ruled his family with perverse domination. He enforced every cruelty imaginable, from vicious beatings to raping his daughters and fathering their children. Yet the sadistic father nearly escaped death row on a legal technicality. Lowell Cauffiel's unsparing non-fiction thriller reveals a house of horrors Eddie Lee Sexton thought no one would ever see. Now updated, it shows how Sexton's sick genius ultimately dodged justice, and investigates the tragic aftermath of his victimized family. "An odyssey into American pathology. Deeply disturbing." --Detroit Free Press "A balanced and grimly engaging true-crime account." --Publishers Weekly "Cauffiel knows how to dramatize true crime." --Elmore Leonard Warning! Contains 16 pages of graphic photos.

House of Secrets Battle of the Beasts

Author: Chris Columbus
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062192523
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets—hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure"—this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) is full of even more explosive twists and turns. Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved—the family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found. Summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her, and puts the Walkers in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they are tested in ways that cut deeper than before—by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and one another. Fantasy fiction fans who enjoy Rick Riordan will find much to love in this thrilling and action-packed novel.

House of Secrets

Author: Ramona Richards
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426889899
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Sheriff Ray Taylor always had a soft spot for the former minister's widow, June Eaton…until he found her standing over the current minister's dead body. She claims she's innocent—and after a string of attacks against Ray and June, he's inclined to believe her. So who is the real killer, and what is he after? Ray knows that the parsonage has to be the key. The old house is hiding a dark secret, something the pastor's murderer is convinced June knows. Something that murderer will do anything to keep buried.

Gangsterland

Author: Tod Goldberg
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641174897
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Fiction

Hart und zynisch – ein moderner amerikanischer Thriller Mafiakiller Sal Cupertine hat es vermasselt. Durch Verquickung unglücklicher Umstände hat er in Chicago drei FBI-Beamte getötet – ein böser Fehler. Statt dafür von seinem Boss selbst ins Jenseits befördert zu werden, landet er nach diversen Gesichtsoperationen und entsprechendem Intensivstudium als Rabbi David Cohen in einer jüdischen Gemeinde in Las Vegas. Aber auch dort hat die Mafia ihre Finger im Spiel. Bald geht Rabbi Cohen nicht nur wieder seinem alten Gewerbe nach, sondern entdeckt weitere lukrative Betätigungsfelder, die sich mit der Rolle als Seelsorger aufs Beste vereinen lassen. Mit viel Witz verbindet Tod Goldberg in einem raffinierten Plot die Welt des organisierten Verbrechens mit Tora und Talmud – und das alles im glitzernden Las Vegas, diesem ruchlosen Gangsterland mitten in der Wüste.

Das geheime Leben der Violet Grant

Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641156763
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Fiction

Erfrischend anders: Beatriz Williams erfindet die Saga neu! Manhattan, 1964. Vivan Schuyler hat das Undenkbare getan: Sie hat dem glamourösen Upperclass-Leben ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt, um Karriere als Journalistin zu machen. Als sie herausfindet, dass sie eine skandalumwitterte Großtante hat, ist ihr Spürsinn geweckt ... Berlin, 1914. Die junge Physikerin Violet erträgt ihre Ehe mit dem älteren Professor Grant nur, um ihren Forschungen nachgehen zu können. Doch plötzlich bricht der Erste Weltkrieg aus – und ein geheimnisvoller Besucher stellt Violet vor eine Entscheidung mit dramatischen Folgen.

The House of Secrets

Author: Elizabeth Blackwell
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426831744
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Fiction

The house is special. Alissa Franklin knows this from the moment she walks into the run-down structure. Aided by carpenter Danny Pierce, she launches a restoration project to turn this place into her home. As each layer of decoration is stripped away, they grow closer. They also uncover the century-old mystery surrounding the original owners and a private love affair. The secrets aren't restricted to the past, however. And the ones between Alissa and Danny could jeopardize their relationship. Now she must choose to either walk away or find the courage to embrace a future with him.

House of Secrets

Author: Lynda Stacey
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 9781781892916
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Fiction

A woman struggles to escape her past in a thriller boasting a “fabulous setting, gripping suspense and a masterful hero” (Milly Johnson). Madeleine Frost is finally free. After enduring her boyfriend’s increasingly controlling and bullying behavior, she has finally had enough. For her safety—and that of her young daughter—she is leaving. But where to? With little choice, Maddie ends up at her estranged father’s hotel, where she meets the rough-edged Christopher “Bandit” Lawless—an ex-marine and gamekeeper of the grounds—who hides his own painful past behind a hard exterior. After discovering the diary of a previous landowner, Maddie and Bandit find themselves immersed in the history of the old house, uncovering its secrets, scandals, and tragedies—and the truth about each other. But when Madeleine’s ex shows up, determined to reclaim what he believes is his, Maddie and Bandit will have to stand together and fight for the love they have only just found . . .