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1950s British B-movie directed by Lance Comfort in which an innocent man struggles desperately to clear his name. In post-World War II Britain a pair of children are playing a game called 'Bang! You're Dead', in which they shout the words in question at a passer-by while holding a pretend gun. However, when they stumble across a real WWII gun and decide to use it in the game they fatally wound a young cyclist. This is bad news for Bob Carter (Michael Medwin), who had a very public argument with the deceased man that very day and discovers his body. Bob quickly becomes Detective Grey (Derek Farr)'s chief suspect in the case and faces a daunting battle to prove his innocence.
Young, rich widow Diana Porteous has inherited a vast collection of paintings, but she feels without purpose again. Then her beloved stepgrandson comes up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits with the title 'A Question of Guilt'. It starts as a joke, but soon they are preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea, in spite of those with misgivings as to its suitability. Soon Di has plenty to occupy her: a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, both natural thieves, to steal from a public collection. And then there's the life-drawing class, where an artist dies and someone steals from him, placing his finds in the cellar. A novel of conundrums, paintings, moral uncertainties and family relationships, A Painted Smile continues the adventures of two of Frances Fyfield's most beloved characters and will win over many more fans of quality fiction.
Leslie Norman directs this British wartime drama which tells two sides of the Dunkirk story. British Corporal 'Tubby' Binns (John Mills) finds himself responsible for getting his men back to Britain from the Dunkirk beaches, after their commanding officer is killed and they become separated from the rest of the Allied Forces. Meanwhile, civilian reporter Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee) follows the build-up to the eventual evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The cast also includes Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart and Ray Jackson.
'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.'Haunting, moving, evocative, The Go-Between is L.P. Hartley's heartbreaking novel about social constraints and childhood innocence. During the long hot summer of 1900, young Leo Colston is invited to stay for a month at a lordly, aristocratic manor in Norfolk. There he falls in love with his friend's older sister, who commissions him to ferry secret messages to the local farmer, her lover. His naivete sustains their affair, until ultimately leading to an event that will change their lives irrevocably.
HARRY HOLE IS BACK! A BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE. THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS... A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away. 'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON 'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD 'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times 'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE
Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.
NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER 36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE The first snow will come A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. And when the snow is gone... When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf. ...he will have taken someone else
When elderly Ailsa Lockyer-Fox is found dead in her garden, dressed only in night clothes and with blood stains on the ground near her body, the finger of suspicion points at her wealthy, landowning husband, Colonel James Lockyer-Fox.A coroner's inquest gives a verdict of 'natural causes' but the gossip surrounding him refuses to go away. Why? Because he's guilty? Or because resentful women in the isolated Dorset village where he lives rule the roost? Shenstead is a place of too few people and too many secrets. Why have James and Ailsa cut their children out of their wills? What happened in the past to create such animosity within the family? And why is James so desperate to find his illegitimate grandchild? Friendless and alone, his reclusive behaviour begins to alarm his London-based solicitor, Mark Ankerton, whose concern deepens when he discovers that James has become the victim of a relentless campaign which accuses him of far worse than the death of his wife. Allegations which he refuses to challenge ...Why? Because they're a motive for murder?...
Eve, the widow of Absalom the Scribe, has one thing to live for--her only son, Abel. She is resigned to her own suffering but grieves over Abel's every rasping breath. She's heard of a great Healer who walks the earth, doing miracles. Could the rumors be true? What if she could reach Him? Would there be a miracle for Abel ... if he could survive the arduous journey? While riffling through the archives under the Temple Mount, religious leader Ra'nabel ben Dives discovers startling information about a child who escaped the slaughter of Herod the Great's soldiers. "If King Herod Antipas and High Priest Caiaphas don't know," ben Dives schemes, "perhaps I can turn this news to my own advantage...." Meanwhile, in Bethany, El'azar, a close friend of Yeshua's, grows seriously ill. Miryam and Marta, his sisters, quickly send word to Yeshua, but Yeshua delays. The sisters wonder why He does not come. Does He not care?
Freeflow, a group of Internet activists committed to the freedom of information, have chosen Iceland as their HQ while they prepare to unleash their greatest coup on the world's media. Minutes later, amidst the steam and mist of an erupting volcano, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects.
The lepers in the Valley of Mak'ob hear the rumors--that a miracle healer is now walking the earth. Could this be the hope they have waited an eternity for? The healing they have longed for? While Lily, Cantor, and Rabbi Ahava courageously comfort the dying in the Valley, the leper Jekuthiel risks home and family, even when his baby is about to be born, to find out if the rumors are true. In these somber, deceitful days, Peniel, the once-blind beggar, makes a gut-wrenching decision. Will it cut him off from the Light? Zadok refuses to back down from his claims about Messiah. And Pharisee Simon Ben Zeraim hides a devastating secret. This audio's rich, vibrant imagery will draw listeners to discover that we all need Yeshua's touch, not only on our bodies but also on our souls.
Bethlehem, six miles from Jerusalem, is comprised of simple folk who spend their days tending sheep, newborn lambs, and their own families. Among them--as guests of Zadok, Rachel, and their three little boys-- are Mary, Yosef, and baby Yeshua, whose birth was announced by a miraculous conjunction of the stars and a throng of angels in the sheep fields. Convinced by their study of the stars and prophecies that the long-awaited Messiah has been born, foreigners travel toward Jerusalem. Surely the capital city of the Jews will hold the answer to the mystery they have sought for months. Tortured by nightmares that someone is coming to take over his kingdom, King Herod grows more paranoid. He gives an order to his soldiers--one more devastating and evil than anyone could imagine. That very night, soldiers and their mounts thunder toward Bethlehem, the village of the sacrificial lambs...
Eisenmenger's relationship with Helena Flemming has deteriorated to the point that Helena wants it to end, leaving Eisenmenger devastated. Eisenmenger throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist and is immediately consumed by a disturbing discovery.
Zachai, the chief tax collector of Jericho, is the most hated man in all of Judea. Outside the walls of his estate, he's surrounded by four giant Nubian bodyguards. But at night he's a prisoner of his aching heart. What would it be like to be loved? to have a family? Shimona, a former leper from the Valley of Mak'ob, returns to her hometown of Jericho to proclaim that Yeshua has healed her. When no one believes her story, she is shunned and sent to live alone as the caretaker of a grove of sukomore fig trees. Month after month she holds on tightly to hope in the midst of her loneliness. A former prince among the Nubian tribes, Salmon was betrayed and sold into slavery. Now one of the few treasures he has--his little daughter Marisha--is dying. Salmon has heard stories of Yeshua's miracles. But would the Great Shepherd have mercy on a sheep that's outside Israel's flock? Each day Marisha grows weaker...
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