Peter Swanson

  • Libraire spécialisé en roman policier, Malcolm Kershaw reçoit la visite surprise du FBI.
    L'agent Gwen Mulvey enquête sur deux affaires étranges : une série de meurtres qui rappelle un roman d'Agatha Christie, et un "accident" qui fait écho à un livre de James Cain.
    Elle espère donc que l'avis d'un expert du genre lui permettra d'interpréter correctement les (rares) indices à sa disposition. Et ce n'est pas tout : Malcolm, quinze ans plus tôt, a publié sur son blog une liste intitulée »Huit crimes parfaits», où figuraient ces deux intrigues.
    Serait-il possible qu'un tueur s'en inspire aujourd'hui ? Très vite, l'angoissante certitude s'impose : le tueur rôde déjà à proximité. Malcolm commence à le voir partout, et sent un véritable noeud coulant se resserrer autour de son cou.
    Une intrigue irrésistible et une brillante variation autour du roman policier, avec en filigrane cette question éternelle : le crime parfait existe-t-il ?

  • Vis-à-vis

    Peter Swanson

    Illustratrice talentueuse mais psychologiquement fragile, Hen, soutenue par son mari Lloyd, a enfin trouvé son équilibre grâce à un nouveau traitement. Le couple déménage dans une petite ville proche de Boston et sympathise avec ses voisins, Mira et Matthew. Mais à l'occasion d'un dîner chez eux, Hen repère dans le bureau de Matthew un objet lié à un ancien meurtre non résolu qui l'avait obsédée par le passé. Maintenant, Hen sait qui est le tueur. Pire encore, elle comprend très vite que Matthew sait qu'elle sait... À moins que tout cela ne soit le symptôme d'un nouvel épisode psychotique... ou alors une simple coïncidence ?

  • From a master of suspense... Eight classic murders. A single crime obsessive. Countless thrilling twists. A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled 'My Eight Favourite Murders,' and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list - which includes Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders , Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted?

  • 'They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret.' When Hen and Lloyd move into their new house in West Dartford, Mass., they're relieved to meet, at their first block party, the only other seemingly-childless couple in their neighborhood, Matthew and Mira Dolamore. Turns out they live in the Dutch Colonial immediately next door. When they're invited over for dinner, however, things take a sinister turn when Hen thinks she sees something suspicious in Matthew's study. Could this charming, mild-mannered College Professor really be hiding a dark secret, one that only Hen, whose been battling her own problems with depression and medication, could know about? Lloyd certainly doesn't seem to believe her, and so, forced together, Hen and Matthew start to form an unlikely bond. But who, if anyone, is really in danger? From its deeply unsettling opening, Peter Swanson, the master of contemporary domestic thrillers, fashions a novel as brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best.

  • Londres-Boston, vol de nuit. Ted Severson rencontre la superbe et mystérieuse Lily Kintner. Ils bavardent, boivent des cocktails et, peu à peu, démarrent un jeu de la vérité où Ted se dévoile à Lily. Il en est certain, Miranda, sa femme, le trompe. Il en vient même à confier qu'il tuerait bien l'épouse volage. Pour Ted, bafoué, l'idée semble même presque raisonnable. D'autant que Lily déclare le plus sérieusement du monde qu'elle est prête à l'aider. Après tout, des tas de gens méritent de mourir : parce qu'ils mentent, trompent l'aimé ou blessent les autres sans remords...
    Mais Lily n'a pas tout dit à Ted. Elle s'est bien gardée de lui révéler son passé de tueuse et d'experte en tromperies. Les conspirateurs se retrouvent ainsi vite pris dans un jeu du chat et de la souris des plus dangereux.
      Mortellement addictif. Marc Fernandez, Metronews.

  • On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice, his father's much younger second wife? In a brilliant split narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in her past. And as her story entwines with Harry's in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening - will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings?

  • Chacune de ses peurs

    Peter Swanson

    " Avec ce troisième roman, Peter Swanson fait sortir un délicieux monstre du placard et, inexorablement, grâce à des personnages superbement campés, l'angoisse monte. " Booklist, critique étoilée Lorsque Kate Priddy se voit proposer par son cousin Corbin Dell d'échanger leurs appartements de Boston et de Londres, la jeune femme, récemment victime d'enlèvement, accepte avec joie, pensant que cela l'aidera à remonter la pente.
    Mais dès son arrivée à Boston, elle apprend qu'Audrey, la voisine de Corbin, a été assassinée. Questionnée par la police, Kate commence à sérieusement douter de son cousin : elle découvre la vérité sur un locataire certes sympathique mais qui passait son temps à épier la victime, et rencontre l'ex-petit ami de la jeune femme qui, lui, n'a plus aucun doute sur l'identité du coupable. Corbin a en effet laissé des indices troublants dans l'appartement d'Audrey avant de disparaître...
    Très clairement hitchcockien, ce thriller psychologique au climat étouffant rappelle Fenêtre sur cour et Seule dans la nuit. Voyeurisme, trahison, menaces, meurtre : tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour faire perdre son sang-froid à l'héroïne. Jusqu'à l'effroyable final. Chacune de ses peurs s'inscrit dans la grande tradition littéraire de Patricia Highsmith, James M. Cain, Paula Hawkins et Gillian Flynn.

  • "Swanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next... A true tour de force." --Lisa Gardner "Fiendish good fun." --Anthony Horowitz From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack--which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders"--chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders , Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train , Ira Levin's Death Trap , A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery , Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought , James M. Cain's Double Indemnity , John D. Macdonald's The Drowner , and Donna Tartt's A Secret History . But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move--a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead--and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape.

  • EVERY VOW YOU BREAK

    Peter Swanson

    • Faber
    • 18 Mars 2021
  • 'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.

  • Un vendredi soir comme les autres, alors que George Foss sirote un verre dans son bar habituel, il reconnaît Liana Decter, assise au comptoir, et voit sa vie bien réglée voler en éclats. Premier amour de George, cette femme, qu'il n'a jamais oubliée, a disparu de sa vie vingt ans plus tôt, après lui avoir brisé le coeur. Criminelle recherchée par la police pour des meurtres qu'elle a probablement bien commis, elle a besoin que George lui rende un service : restituer une somme d'argent considérable à un homme qu'elle a trompé et volé. George comprend qu'il va au-devant de graves ennuis, mais comment résister à la mystérieuse et ensorcelante Liana ?

    Il est très difficile de ne pas devenir accro à ce livre, mais c'est encore plus difficile de ne pas le lire d'une traite. The Guardian / The Observer.

  • HER EVERY FEAR

    Peter Swanson

    'I loved it! A brilliantly original premise, delivered with panache.' CLARE MACKINTOSH, Sunday Times bestselling author of I See You Following a brutal attack, Kate Priddy makes the uncharacteristically bold decision of moving from London to Boston - in an apartment swap with her cousin, Corbin Dell. But soon after her arrival Kate makes a shocking discovery: Corbin's next-door neighbour, Audrey Marshall, may have been murdered. Far from home and emotionally unstable, her imagination playing out her every fear, who can Kate trust? As tantalizing as Rear Window, Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Talented Mr Ripley

  • George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past.Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...

  • 'Hello there.'I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face.'Do I know you?'Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future?A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.

  • Captialists Against Markets challenges the conventional wisdom that welfare state builders took their cues from labor and other progressive interests. Instead, Peter Swenson argues, pragmatic social reformers looked for support not only from below but also from above, taking into account capitalists interests and preferences. With original theory and surprising historical evidence, Capitalists Against Markets illuminates the political conditions for greater economic equality and social security in capitalist societies.

  • High Altitude

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    • Springer
    • 26 Novembre 2013

    ?Over the last decade the science and medicine of high altitude and hypoxia adaptation has seen great advances. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia addresses the challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and the particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to high altitude. In-depth and comprehensive chapters cover both the basic science and the clinical consequences of exposure to high altitude. Genetic, cellular, organ and whole body system responses to high altitudes are covered and chapters discuss these effects on a wide range of diseases. Expert authors provide insight into the care of patients with pre-existing medical conditions that fail in some cases to adapt as well as offer insights into how high altitude research can help critically ill patients. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia is an important new volume that offers a window into greater understanding and more successful treatment of hypoxic human diseases.

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