Fundamentals of Insurance Regulation:The Rules and the Rationale Raymond A. Guenter/ Elisabeth Ditomassi
It started with the murder of Kinsey Millhone´s sometime drinking buddy, an insurance claims adjuster. But before long Kinsey stumbles onto a massive insurance scam. Going undercover as a wisecracking vamp, Millhone descends into the Los Angeles nether world of machismo and gang hideouts. Her companion, terrified at having crossed the violent crook Raymond Maldonado, is Bibianna Diaz, no Girl Scout herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Peiffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000576/bk_bkot_000576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His name was Parnell Perkins and until shortly after midnight, he´d been a claims adjuster for California Fidelity. Then someone had come along and ended his career, permanently. To the cops, his death looked like a robbery gone sour; to Kinsey Millhone, it looked strangely suspicious, particularly when Bibianna Diaz´s name surfaced in one of Perkins´ files. It seems she had pulled an insurance scam, with California Fidelity as her mark. Now, Kinsey was after her. But so, too, was her spurned suitor, Raymond Maldonado. He had a rap sheet as long as his arm and an inability to take ´´no´´ for an answer. Could Kinsey get to Bibianna first and solve the mystery of Perkins´ murder? Or would she find that once you crossed Raymond Maldonado, you didn´t live to tell the tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000708/bk_rand_000708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here together for the first time in audio, Santa Teresa P.I. Kinsey Millhone is still on the case. ´´G´´ Is for Gumshoe Kinsey Millhone´s 33 birthday brings about final renovations to her apartment, a new case, and the top slot on Tyrone Patty´s hit list. Obviously, it would turn out to be a birthday to remember. ´´H´´ Is for Homicide To the cops, the death of claims adjuster Parnell Perkins looked like a robbery gone sour; to Kinsey Millhone, it looks strangely suspicious. As the evidence leads Kinsey to insurance scammer Bibianna Diaz, she must race to get to her before Bibianna´s spurned and violent suitor, Raymond Maldonado, does. ´´I´´ Is for Innocent Kenneth Voight thought that justice had not been served when David Barney was acquitted in the shooting death of Voight´s ex-wife, Isabelle. Five years later, Voight is the plaintiff in a civil suit in which Barney stands accused of Isabelle´s wrongful death. When Voight hires Kinsey to gather the necessary damning evidence, a simple civil case becomes a deadly hunt for someone who once got away with murder - and may again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003133/bk_rand_003133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step into radio’s legendary house of horrors. The only program on the air to combine pitch-dark horror with sardonic humor, sending forth its undead monstrosities with rotting tongue pressed firmly into cheek.The razor-voiced Raymond Edward Johnson handles his hosting duties like an oily insurance salesman with a sideline in ax murder, while playful Paul McGrath brings forth an effortlessly exaggerated sense of black comedy. Come in! You’ll never know what’s going on behind the rust-metal shriek of the infamous Creaking Door until you open it...Episodes Include: The Death Ship 08-10-41; Death is a Joker 06-10-44; Song of the Slasher 04-24-45; Musical Score 05-29-45; The Murder Prophet 09-04-45; The Undead 12-18-45; I Want to Report a Murder 06-18-46; Murder Comes at Midnight 09-09-46; No Rest for the Dead 11-25-46; Death of a Doll 10-18-48; Fearful Voyage 01-03-49; The Deadly Dummy 01-24-49; Murder Off the Record 04-11-49; Pattern for Fear 07-04-49; Murder Rides the Carousel 09-05-49; The Vengeful Corpse 09-12-49PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Edward Johnson, Paul McGrath, Old Time Radio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/002005/rt_radi_002005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renowned screenwriter and television director Raymond Austin introduces Beauford Sloan to the world of crime fiction in the author´s exciting debut. An ex-cop turned P.I., Sloan investigates the mysterious theft of an armored truck full of diamonds and the death of an Eagle Security guard. Set in Washington, DC, the case takes the cunning Beauford to Morocco and finally to Spain, where he makes the shocking discovery of the mastermind behind the Eagle heist. An Eagle Security armored truck carrying sixteen million dollars worth of diamonds and three million in cash disappears in Washington, DC. The only clue the police and FBI have is the distress call from the crew of Eagle Eleven as it was under attack. Days later, the harpoon-impaled body of one of the guards floats to the banks of the Potomac River. But the body´s discovery doesn´t put the authorities any closer to finding the diamonds, the money, or the killers of Eagle´s guards. Six months later, with the case gone cold, ex-Virginia cop turned private investigator Beauford Sloan leaves the serenity of his Blue Ridge Mountain ranch and takes the case, on the request of the dead guard´s mother. She wants her son´s killers brought to justice. Eagle Security´s insurance company wants the diamonds and money recovered, and the police and FBI want to close the case. Beauford Sloan sets out on a trail of clues where death seems to follow his every step. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000959/bk_blak_000959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To tie-in with Radio 4´s new versions of the Raymond Chandler classic thrillers aired in February 2011, Harriett Gilbert presents a reappraisal of the life and legacy of the man from Upper Norwood who invented the PI as we know him. ´I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.´ Philip Marlowe has become, in many people´s minds, the archetypal American detective anti-hero, yet his creator was educated at English public school, took the Civil Service exam and started a career in the Admiralty. This re-examination of the greatest crime writer of all time assesses him as an uneasy Englishman abroad and analyses his love-hate relationship with Hollywood, as well as his writing. Interviewees include the best-selling writer Sarah Dunant, who was inspired to write crime after reading Chandler as a teenager; Professor John Sutherland; David Thomson (the leading film critic who also went to school at Dulwich); and David Fine, author of a book about mythic LA. Originally broadcast on 3 February 2011, A Coat, a Hat and a Gun is presented by Harriett Gilbert, presenter of ´The World Book Club´ on the World Service. She is also a writer, huge Chandler fan and daughter of Chandler´s solicitor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriett Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004881/rt_bbcw_004881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who´s been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton´s most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney´s wife. Three good ol´ boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It´s a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those ´´seniors´´ he professes to love. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated. Featuring a cast of characters you´ll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Grisham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002039/bk_rand_002039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die toten Augen von London: Dichter Nebel liegt über London. Plötzlich unterbricht ein gurgelnder Schrei die Stille. Inspektor Larry Holt von Scotland Yard mag nicht mehr an einen Unfall glauben, als die Polizei nach einer Nebelnacht zum wiederholten Male einen Toten aus der Themse fischt. Bei den Opfern handelt es sich stets um wohlhabende, alleinstehende Herren aus Übersee und alle waren mit einer horrenden Summe bei der Greenwich-Insurance-Company versichert. Der scharfsinnige Inspektor entdeckt bei den Toten winzige Zettel in Blindenschrift und vermutet, dass die ´´toten Augen von London´´ - eine Verbrecherbande blinder Hausierer - wieder aktiv sind. Doch auf unerklärliche Art und Weise finden alle, die Scotland Yard wichtige Hinweise geben könnten, den Tod ... Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen: Großalarm bei der Londoner Polizei: Innerhalb kürzester Zeit werden drei junge Frauen ermordet. Jedes Mal hinterlässt der Täter einen Strauß gelber Narzissen am Tatort. Oberinspektor Whiteside geht von einem wahnsinnigen Sexualverbrecher aus. Ganz anderer Ansicht ist hingegen Jack Tarling, smarter Sicherheitsexperte einer internationalen Fluggesellschaft, der für seine Firma einen großen Rauschgiftring enttarnen soll. Tarling ist bei seinen Ermittlungen auf eine eigenartige Verbindung zwischen der Drogenszene und den Mordfällen gestoßen: Die Drogen werden in künstlichen Narzissen von China aus nach London eingeschmuggelt. Drahtzieher ist vermutlich Raymond Lyne, Inhaber einer Import-Export-Firma für Waren aus China. Dieser kann jedoch auf eindrucksvolle Weise den Verdacht widerlegen: Er wird selbst ermordet ... Im Banne des Unheimlichen: Sir Oliver Ramsey kommt bei einem Flugzeugabsturz ums Leben. Als er zu Grabe getragen wird, tönt ein lautes, gespenstisches Lachen aus seinem Sarg. Reporterin Peggy, selbst Zeugin der gruseligen Trauerfeier, berichtet von der Lachenden Leiche. Kurz darauf wird der Anwalt der Familie Ramsey, Dr. Merryl, mit einem giftigen Skorpionring ermordet - eine geisterhafte Gestalt mit einer grinsenden Totenmaske treibt ihr tödliches Unheil. Sir Cecil, der Bruder des Verstorbenen Sir Oliver, ist überzeugt, dass sein Bruder von den Toten auferstanden ist und ihn umbringen will. Inspektor Higgins und die Journalistin Peggy gehen seinem Hinweis nach und öffnen Sir Olivers Sarg. Was sie dort entdecken, lässt sie erschaudern ...