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Seance Infernale

Seance Infernale


作者  /  Jonathan Skariton

出版社 / ALFRED A. KNOPF

出版日期 / 2017/08/29

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$630

售價 / 79折, NT$ 498

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根據「電影之父」路易斯.普林斯的傳奇故事改編──
1890年,他在搭上通往法國巴黎的火車後,竟連同電影放映機與據稱人類史上首部電影從此失去蹤影,各種陰謀論甚囂塵上……

早在法國盧米埃兄弟成功公開放映電影之前,名為賽固勒(Augustin Sekuler)的發明家帶著電影放映機搭上通往巴黎的火車,卻從此失去蹤影。一百多年後的現代,眼光銳利的專家、電影經銷商人惠特曼(Alex Whitman),接下找出賽固勒的首部電影《Séance Infernale》的任務。然而,當惠特曼追蹤到可能是《Séance Infernale》的片段,卻衍生出更多疑問:當年,賽固勒在火車上究竟發生了什麼事?他帶著的首部電影在這些年間流落何方?

惠特曼根據零散的線索,足跡從美國洛杉磯到歐洲,最後落腳英國愛丁堡,同時也是他女兒的失蹤之地!十年前,愛丁堡發生年輕女性連續謀殺案,女兒很有可能就是受害者之一……這樁悲劇不僅瓦解了他的婚姻,到今日仍持續在他心頭揮之不去。厭世的他在愛丁堡黑暗的地下世界穿梭,發現十九世紀賽固勒的謎團,竟與一連串現代的殘酷犯罪有所關聯,主謀是個有精神病的連續殺人魔!

他遇見賽固勒的曾孫女,卻不知道是否該相信她所提供的線索;另一方面,警探正嚴密追查失蹤謀殺案,他們的軌跡隨即與惠特曼產生交集。讓情況變得更加棘手的是,除了惠特曼以外,還有另一組人馬也在尋找賽固勒失落的首部電影,無所不用其極地要阻止他與警探的行動!

全書節奏明快,充滿經典電影典故,融合黑暗歷史與哥德式恐怖風格的精彩懸疑小說,為「電影之父」的神秘失蹤謎團提供背景故事。

An extraordinary debut novel--dark, fast-paced, thrilling--set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time.

The time: 2002. The city: Los Angeles.

Alex Whitman, movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Seance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures--not the Lumiere brothers; nor Thomas Edison.

Sekuler was to present to the world in 1890 his greatest new invention, the first of its kind--a moving picture machine. He had boarded a train headed from Dijon to Paris, but never arrived at Gare de Lyons station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again, his claim in history as the inventor of the moving image vanishing with him.

When Whitman tracks down what could be fragments of Sekuler's famously lost film, questions are raised--about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself.

In this riveting story of suspense, the search for the answers lead to curious riddles that may (or may not) shed light on Sekuler's darkest secret locked away for more than a century, riddles that set in motion a frantic hunt taking Whitman from Los Angeles and Paris, to Geneva, and finally to Sekuler's ancient labyrinthine city of Edinburgh, where the stakes become ratcheted up as the film's riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery.









詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681438338002
ISBN 13 /9781524711283
ISBN 10 /1524711284
EAN /9781524711283

頁數352
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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