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Dr Gideon Fell: The Complete BBC Radio Drama Collection
Eight Full-Cast Crime Dramas from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
John Dickson Carr
Wendy Craig, Donald Sinden, John Hartley, und andere
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 46 Min.
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With his cape, canes and shovel hat, portly amateur sleuth Dr Gideon Fell cuts an eccentric figure - but his odd appearance belies his sharp intellect and astonishing faculty for deduction. Created by crime novelist John Dickson Carr and supposedly based on fellow author G. K. Chesterton, Dr Fell appeared in 23 novels between 1933 and 1967. This radio collection comprises all eight of the BBC adaptations based on Carr's best-selling books.
For Conrad Burrell — husband, father, and successful attorney in the autumn of his life — the world has come apart. Having long ago lost his first wife, the mother of his grown daughter and a widow herself, to youth and pride, he’s now lost his second to a violent accident. “You think you’re finished, that you have no more stories in you,” his ex-wife warns, and he fears she’s right. After a lifetime of meeting the expectations of others, none are left but his own, and he must discover whether love survives death as well as divorce.
Step out for a Saturday night at The Q - the small town gay bar in Appalachia where the locals congregate. Whose secret love is revealed? What long-term relationship comes to a crossroad? What revelations come to light? The DJ mixes a soundtrack to inspire dancing, drinking, singing, and falling in (or out) of love.
One woman with a deep desire to serve and help and one brave man who will stop at nothing to save his people fight for what they love. As two Old West cultures collide with differing beliefs of right and wrong, of what constitutes justice and savagery, blood spills on the Great Plains. But the young couple's love may overcome all their differences.
After testifying against a New York crime family, Vincent Wallace enters the Federal Witness Protection Program, taking refuge in The Sanctuary, a large but mismanaged retirement community in Montana. Aware of its troubled history, the home office transfers Phil Branson, their best troubleshooting manager, to get the property back on its feet. But Phil quickly discovers far more than he bargained for, as he is shocked to learn that one of his residents is targeted for death by the Giovani crime family, and the clock is ticking.
Hollywood in the 1920s: The motion picture industry is booming, and Irving Thalberg knows it takes more than guts and gumption to create screen magic that will live forever. He’s climbed all the way to head of production at newly merged Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and is determined to transform Leo the Lion into an icon of the most successful studio in town.
His story begins after his creation at the hands of an old German craftsman in 1930s Illinois. Over the course of the next half century, he is pulled along by the current of rivers, pushed by the energy of providence and influenced by the power of the human spirit.
The Brothers Silver follows Jules and Leon as they try to find their unanchored way through the cultural upheavals of the second half of the 20th century. The younger Leon lives on the drug-addled edges of society. The older brother, Jules, falls into a destructive relationship that parallels his past insecurities and chaos. What lies in store for the Silver brothers? Recovery or turmoil?
Felix Boyd would do anything for his family, even if it means leaving them for a job on another planet.... Working as a silica harvester, he earns just enough money to keep his wife and son afloat. When selection for the colony ships begins, he hopes Melissa and Jake will be among the first to come, and that they’ll all be reunited. But it’s never that easy.
Bounty hunter Jacob Brock lives for seeking justice on corrupt outlaws. After bringing down a notorious outlaw in Wyoming, he finds a deadly challenge when he arrives in South Dakota. As prospectors in the town are found dead, Jacob uncovers a plot that hits close to home.
Among Actualist poets and vegetarian restaurant/bakery workers, there isn't much serious crime, but there's plenty in the college town around them. This novel puts you in 1975, when Iowa City was home to several movements at the same time, and when that guy with the pitchfork in American Gothic gave everybody a hard look, because of all the things they were doing.
Tinsmith Jonah has always longed for a wife and family, but his hopes died in war. He knows no woman wants a crippled man. He has taken in two young orphans and is raising them on his own. Anne has lived a hard life since her parents died, being taken in by her aunt and uncle who treat her like an unpaid servant. When she sees the ad from Jonah, she sees light in her life again and is happy to accept his proposal. But the children want nothing to do with Anne.
This book of poetry is a cycle of work about the author's experiences and life on the Maine coast. The underlying subplot is a man's reflection on a broken relationship, lost love, and ideas on the "final stages" of living. There are 38 poems, approximately 5000 words total.
Carmella always knew she would find the love of her life in an exotic foreign country. But there’s a deadly catch to it, in “Souvenir”. Watching archaeologists unearth a mummified Iron Age corpse from a Danish bog gives a college professor an idea…how to commit the perfect murder, in “Bog Bodies”.
When her mother dies, 19-year-old Dana finds herself alone with her stepfather, a man who despises her. Desperate to find a better life for herself, she corresponds with widower, Caleb, who seeks only a mother for his son. A son who hasn't spoken a word since his mother's death. Dana lost her hearing at a young age and vows to help his son find his voice again. She falls in love with the boy, happy to be a wife to Caleb in name only. But when her feelings for Caleb begin to grow, she tries desperately to stop them. Can Caleb open his heart to Dana before he loses her?
Estella is left destitute after her husband’s passing, and accepts a proposal from a man in New Mexico. Excited for a stable home and someone to love her, her world shatters when she learns who the man is who proposed to her. Noah has been hunting the Jeremy gang for months, and unexpectedly crosses paths with Estella.
An Action-Packed Suspense-Thriller with a Sense of Humor (Herman Ingram, Book Three)
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 28 Min.
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Nathan Basnight - a lifelong friend and current gubernatorial candidate - asks Herman to look into an assault. A group of masked strangers attacked a delivery driver, leaving the man drugged and locked in his vehicle with a message.
The decomposing body of a friendless slumlord is discovered in his mansion. His favorite granddaughter is a no-show at the funeral. In the blistering heat of a Dallas summer, Jake Tomek accepts the job to track her down, but is full of second thoughts about himself as a PI, wondering if he shouldn’t just stick to more pleasant things: morning walks, picking out great wine values, listening to jazz, and learning how to paint. Problem is, he just can’t keep his nose out of other peoples’ business.
Life can be sweet when you’re a supermodel icon. Sean Foster's life is like a fairytale. Leaving his North Dakota home, he travels the world with his wife and young daughter, on an adventure funded by his reality star mentor. It’s almost enough to make a guy forget about the chronic lung condition he has lived with since childhood. Cystic fibrosis has hung over his head like a dark cloud, and now, other dark omens have joined the party. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but it will take love, compassion and faith in family to find it.
A gifted but naïve sculptor from Canada settles in Lake Worth, a neighborhood near Palm Beach, attracted by the palm trees and content to sell his work at a nearby flea market. He’s joined by his brother, who is attracted to Palm Beach by the money. The brother sells three of the sculptor’s pieces through a local art dealer, who creates a market for the work among his wealthy clientele at absurdly inflated prices.