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Colin Harrison - Author

About the Author

Colin Harrison is the author of eight novels, including the bestsellers The Havana Room and Manhattan Nocturne, which was made into a film in 2016. He lives with his wife, novelist Kathryn Harrison, and their three children in Brooklyn, New York.

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Die Zugellosen

Die Zugellosen

Author: Colin Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2018

Colin Harrisons neuer grandioser Thriller aus dem Moloch New York - ein hochspannendes GesellschaftspanoramaJetzt das eBook Einfhrungsangebot sichern!Durch Zufall erfhrt Paul Reeves, New Yorker Anwalt fr Einwanderungsrecht, dass seine schne junge Nachbarin Jennifer ihren Ehemann betrgt. Als Jennifer ihn kurz darauf bittet, ihren Lover vorbergehend in Pauls leer stehendem Elternhaus in Brooklyn unterzubringen, tut er ihr den Gefallen. Doch dann kommt Jennifers Mann, der schwerreiche Exil-Iraker Ahmed, hinter die Affre. Ein "e;klrendes Gesprch"e; mit dem Nebenbuhler luft etwas aus dem Ruder, und Paul findet sich unversehens inmitten einer verhngnisvollen Kette tdlicher Ereignisse wieder. "e;Harrison liest man nicht, man verschlingt ihn."e; The Philadelphia Inquirer

You Belong to Me

You Belong to Me

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

'No one delivers a sharper thriller than the superb Colin Harrison' Mail on Sunday Her story, his trouble, begins in desire Paul Reeves is a successful New York lawyer with a seemingly charmed life. He has an adoring girlfriend, a beautiful apartment on the Upper West Side and a voracious appetite for rare and beautiful maps. But when his seductive, all-American neighbour Jennifer Mehraz - wife of the suave but shadowy young businessman Ahmed Mehraz - desperately pleads for his help, Paul is catapulted into Manhattan's dangerous underworld. Behind its glamourous facade, this city is a dark and troubling place where anything can be bought for a high enough price... As past and present collide, devastating secrets are unearthed, loyalties put to the test and Paul will be forced to consider what he is willing to sacrifice to possess what - and who - he most desires.

You Belong to Me

You Belong to Me

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

'No one delivers a sharper thriller than the superb Colin Harrison' Mail on Sunday Her story, his trouble, begins in desire Paul Reeves is a successful New York lawyer with a seemingly charmed life. He has an adoring girlfriend, a beautiful apartment on the Upper West Side and a voracious appetite for rare and beautiful maps. But when his seductive, all-American neighbour Jennifer Mehraz - wife of the suave but shadowy young businessman Ahmed Mehraz - desperately pleads for his help, Paul is catapulted into Manhattan's dangerous underworld. Behind its glamourous facade, this city is a dark and troubling place where anything can be bought for a high enough price... As past and present collide, devastating secrets are unearthed, loyalties put to the test and Paul will be forced to consider what he is willing to sacrifice to possess what - and who - he most desires.

The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy

The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy

Author: Colin Harrison, Christopher Newall Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2010

This important book is the first to explore the fascination of the Pre-Raphaelite painters with Italy: its landscape, art and culture. Covering the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in the broadest sense, from its foundation in 1848 to the second generation (including Burne-Jones and Crane), it also includes the works of a group of English artists known as the Etruscans, who were followers of the Italian painter Giovanni Costa. Ruskin, whose awareness of Italy was both imaginative and visceral and who made numerous trips to Italy throughout his life, emerges as a key influence on the relationship of the Pre-Raphaelite painters to Italian culture. In addition to his writings, including the monumental Stones of Venice, Ruskin's own drawings provide a personal record of his engagement with the places he visited. Featuring full-colour illustrations of the 138 paintings in the exhibition, including works in private collections not previously reproduced, The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy examines the relationship of the Pre-Raphaelite brothers to Italy and to each other in a fresh and original way and will be essential reading for all students of 19th-century art and culture.

Risk

Risk

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

George Young, a world-weary insurance lawyer in New York City, has taken his fair share of knocks and bruises in the business of credit, bankruptcy, and fraud cases. One Friday he receives an unusual request from the elderly and ailing widow of Wilson Corbett, the founder of the firm George has worked for all his life. At first it seems one more unwanted call on his time, but loyalty to his former boss won't let him ignore it, for the elderly Mrs Corbett has recently lost her son and she wants the truth about his fatal accident. A former high-flier, Roger Corbett's career - and marriage - had fallen apart in the credit crunch, costing him millions. But what was written on the piece of paper which distracted him seconds before he was run down by a garbage truck out side a New York bar? Roger's new girlfriend, a mysterious Czech model with dubious Russian connections, knows more about his last moments than she's letting on, everyone is warning him off, while Mrs Corbett's reasons for choosing George for this last personal favor remain frustratingly unclear.

Manhattan Nocturne

Manhattan Nocturne

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2009

For Porter Wren, a New York tabloid columnist, the city is the story: millionaires on the make and strippers on the clock; a woman with perfect teeth and a tragic past; a brilliant filmmaker found dead in the rubble of a demolished building. The story is always shocking but never a surprise. Until he steps over the line. A beautiful woman has entered Wren's life, leading him into the netherworld her dead husband chronicled on secret videotapes - and to a billionaire who wants one of those tapes badly. Suddenly Wren is on the run through the city that was once his beat, searching for the one thing that will set him free: the truth.

The Havana Room

The Havana Room

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2009

Bill Wyeth is a successful attorney with a wife and son. Then, in one devastating night, he loses everything: family, job, status. Moving out of his family home and into a lousy flat, he tramps around Manhattan in a suit and tie disguised as a businessman with a future. One rainy day, he wanders into an old-time steakhouse and becomes intrigued by the restaurant's sexy, intuitive manager, Allison, and by a virtually unnoticeable door. It leads down to the mysterious Havana Room which only the privileged can enter. Returning day after day, Bill gains Allison's confidence and is invited into the room, but he finds himself sucked into a dark and terrifying world. Now he will have to unlock the deadly secrets of the Havana Room in order to survive.

The Finder

The Finder

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

Jin Li, the beautiful young manager of a Manhattan office-cleaning firm, is on the run. She has been 'disposing' of valuable information from top corporations, and now the people she has stolen from are desperate for revenge. Meanwhile, the mysterious Ray Grant, Jin Li's former lover, is tracked down by her ruthless brother Chen and offered an impossible choice: help Chen find Jin Li, or place his own father in danger. As the hunt for Jin Li gathers pace, the stakes are high on all sides. Will Ray find her before her enemies do? Can Chen and his Shanghai 'associates' be trusted to keep their word? And what is the secret that could affect them all? In this sizzling story of manipulation and revenge, Colin Harrison, author of The Havana Room and Manhattan Nocturne, keeps you guessing - and breathless - until the very last page.

Finder

Finder

Author: Colin Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2008

There's no doubt about it: Colin Harrison is a master storyteller. Critics and readers love his gripping, dark books. It's hard not to get sucked into his world. Entertainment Weekly calls him the "e;class act of the urban thriller,"e; Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times lauds him as "e;a master of mood and atmosphere,"e; and Publishers Weekly crows that Harrison "e;writes like an angel."e; Now, the author of The Havana Room, Afterburn, and Manhattan Nocturne raises the stakes with an electrifying new thriller, The Finder. Harrison spins the story of a young, beautiful, secretive Chinese woman, Jin-Li, who gets involved in a brilliant scheme to steal valuable information from corporations in New York City. When the plan is discovered by powerful New Yorkers who stand to lose enormous sums of money, Jin-Li goes on the run. Meanwhile, her former lover, Ray Grant, a man who was out of the country for years but who has recently returned, is caught up in the search for her. Ray has not been forthcoming to Jin-Li about why he left New York or what he was doing overseas, but his training and strengths will be put to the ultimate test against those who are unmerciful in their desire to regain a fortune lost. Ray is going to have to find Jin-Li, and he is going to have to find her fast.

Bodies Electric

Bodies Electric

Author: Colin Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2007

Jack Whitman is a powerful executive with a massive multimedia conglomerate. He is extremely well-paid, highly ambitious, and desperately lonely since his wife's murder. Then one night on a subway car, his eyes meet those of a woman he cannot forget.Dolores Salcines is a ravaged beauty on the knife edge of despair--a woman on the run with secrets, and good reason to hide them. What she needs is a savior--an impulsive rescue form a dire past. What she has found is a man willing to give it to her.It begins as a reckless liaison. It spirals into a nightmare that threatens Jack's career, his fortune, and his life. A trap has been set. For Jack, the only chance at escape is to submit to the one final dangerous urge that resides in the dark side of every human heart.

Afterburn

Afterburn

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2005

Millionaire businessman Charlie Ravich is a survivor whose brutal experience as a POW in Vietnam has more than prepared him for the cut-throat world of global commerce. Now in his late fifties, with his family dying out, Charlie is about to make his greatest speculation yet. Enter Christina, a voluptuous Ivy League graduate whose affair with a member of a big-time theft ring has landed her in prison. After four years at Bedford Hills, she is suddenly released - perhaps because she is innocent, perhaps not. But as her past catches up with her, a harrowing chain of betrayals is set in motion that leaves only one person with any hope of a future.

Break and Enter

Break and Enter

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

By appearances Peter Scattergood leads a privileged life: a post as Assistant District Attorney, a loving wife, and a townhouse in Philadelphia's exclusive Society Hill. Assigned to an explosive homicide case - the murder of the mayor's nephew and the young man's beautiful mistress - the power and prestige he's always craved seem within his grasp. But soon the illusion of success shatters. His wife walks out. The double-murder case casts a shadow of doubt on his most trusted peers. And, in a moment of weakness, Peter enters into an affair with a woman whose greatest skill is arousing suspicion. With everything spinning out of control, Peter is driven by rage into the blackest depths of corruption and perversity following a twisted obsession for justice that will force him to break the law he has sworn to uphold: to punish the innocent as well as the guilty.

Bodies Electric

Bodies Electric

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2004

Jack Whitman is head of long-range planning at a major media empire. Two years have passed since his cherished wife, pregnant with their first child, was killed in a mindless spasm of New York violence. Now, emotionally numb and blindly ambitious, and with the corporation on the verge of a merger, Jack is caught in a power-play between the scheming CEO and the ageing chairman. Taking the subway home one night, Jack meets Dolores, a beautiful, troubled woman who, with her young daughter, is on the run from her dangerously jealous husband. Against every instinct of urban survival, Jack takes them in, gradually uncovers Dolores' tragic secret, and begins to fall in love. When Jack Whitman's two worlds collide, he is plunged into a perilous fight for his home, his job, his life.

Understanding Reading Development

Understanding Reading Development

Author: Colin Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2003

This book focuses on how to understand reading processes and what it means to develop reading comprehension. With a wide-ranging theoretical basis, the author makes new connections between work in critical theory, cognitive psychology and literacy. Key features include: } how and why we read } evaluating response to reading } a whole-school approach to developing reading. This book is highly recommended to teachers, literacy coordinators and students and lecturers of masters and doctoral programmes with a reading or literacy focus.

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