The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly´s popular Charlie Parker series. It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring. For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .
Lilly Echosby just witnessed a murder on a pet cam. Or did she? When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even provides pet cams so anxious owners can check in on their pampered pooches. But when Lilly tries to take a peek at her poodle, she gets a terrible shock-she witnesses what she´s sure is a murder. She thinks the victim may be the wealthy co-owner of Pet Haven. The police follow her lead but find no body, no evidence of a crime, and no video record. Starting to feel like the dog owner who cried wolf, Lilly decides to go undercover to catch a killer who may be hiding in plain sight …
How much real comfort every one might enjoy if he would be contented with the lot in which heaven has cast him, and how much trouble would be avoided if people would only ´´let well alone.´´ A moderate independence, quietly and honestly procured, is certainly every way preferable even to immense possessions achieved by the wear and tear of mind and body so necessary to procure them. Yet there are very few individuals, let them be doing ever so well in the world, who are not always straining every nerve to do better; and this is one of the many causes why failures in business so frequently occur among us. The present generation seem unwilling to ´´realize´´ by slow and sure degrees; but choose rather to set their whole hopes upon a single cast, which either makes or mars them forever! Gentle reader, do you remember Monsieur Poopoo? He used to keep a small toy-store in Chatham, near the corner of Pearl Street. You must recollect him, of course. He lived there for many years, and was one of the most polite and accommodating of shopkeepers. When a juvenile, you have bought tops and marbles of him a thousand times. To be sure you have; and seen his vinegar-visage lighted up with a smile as you flung him the coppers; and you have laughed at his little straight queue and his dimity breeches, and all the other oddities that made up the every-day apparel of my little Frenchman. Ah, I perceive you recollect him now.
Die Titelstory des Sonic Seducer Jahresrückblicks 2017 ist Leaves Eyes gewidmet, der Co-Titel steht ganz im Zeichen von Visions Of Atlantis. Highlight der Ausgabe ist einerseits die exklusive EP Across The Sea zum Album Sign Of The Dragonhead von Leaves Eyes, andererseits der zweite Teil des offiziellen M´Era Luna Films 2017, moderiert von Dr. Mark Benecke. Mit DVD-Box für beide Teile des Films! Der Film umfasst über 60 Clips, darunter exklusives Livematerial, Interviews, ein 60-minütiges Hörbuchspecial zu Lovecraft Letters I und abwechslungsreiches Bonusmaterial wie z.B. eine Whiskyprobe mit Subway To Sally! Teil 1 des M´Era Luna Films 2017 ist zusammen mit der Sonic Seducer Doppelausgabe 12-2017/01-2018 erhältlich. Artists 2nd Face, Aeverium, AFI, Alphaville, ASP, Avatarium, The Beauty Of Gemina, Blutengel, Cellar Darling, Centhron, Cephalgy, Cigarettes After Sex, Clan Of Xymox, Cradle Of Filth, The Crüxshadows, Deine Lakaien, Depeche Mode, Diary Of Dreams, Dive, Dool, Dunkelschön, Edenbridge, The Eden House, Eden weint im Grab, Editors, Eisbrecher, Elane, Empathy Test, Evanescence, Exit Eden, Extramensch, Faey, Fiona, Fix8:Sëd8, Funker Vogt, Godex, Gothminister, Holygram, In Extremo, Jyrki 69, Kant Kino, Kaunan, Klez.e, KMFDM, Lacrimosa, Lea Porcelain, Leaves Eyes, Les Discrets, Letzte Instanz, Lord Of The Lost, MajorVoice, Megaherz, Merciful Nuns, M.I.N.E, Mono Inc., Mortiis, Motionless In White, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen, Myrkur, Nachtgeschrei, NamNamBulu, Nine Inch Nails, NordarR, Gary Numan, Oberer Totpunkt, Oomph!, The Other, Palast, Pale Waves, Pharmakon, The Pussybats, Randolph s Grin, Rammstein, Nicole Sabouné, Saint Astray, Saltatio Mortis, Scheuber, [:SITD:], Slowdive, Soror Dolorosa, SPECTRA*paris, Stahlmann, Subway To Sally, Suicide Commando, SynthAttack, Then Comes Silence, T.O.Y., Umbra Et Imago, Versengold, Visions Of Atlantis, VNV Nation, Welle: Erdball, Chelsea Wolfe, Xandria, X Marks The Pedwalk, X-O Planet, Ye Banished Privateers, Zola Jesus, Zynic Stage HIM, Marilyn Manson, OMD Specials & Trends 2017 Comebacks, 10 Facts, Newcomer, Rückblick der Redaktion, Soundcheck-Ranking 2017 Exklusive EP von Leaves´ Eyes 01. Across The Sea 02. Across The Sea (Sonic Acoustic Version) 03. Across The Sea (Instrumental Version) M´Era Luna 2017 Der Film, Teil 2 Live-Clips Schandmaul - Bunt und nicht braun Leæther Strip - Body Machine Body Darkhaus - Hour Of Need Feuerschwanz - Sex is Muss NamNamBulu - Memories Ost+Front - Sternenkinder + weitere Videoclips Interviews Solar Fake Blutengel Covenant Megaherz White Lies Unzucht DAF The Crüxshadows Bonusmaterial M´Era Luna 2017 Whiskytasting mit Subway To Sally Gothic Fashion Show Impressionen / Autogrammstunden Backstage mit Dr. Mark Benecke Bonusmaterial Evanescence - Interview Leaves Eyes - Interview Roterfeld - Interview Umbra Et Imago - Interview Hörbuchspecial: Hörbuch-Ausschnitt Lovecraft Letters