Die internationalen Musikwellen Beat und Rock überrollen in den 1950/60er Jahren auch die DDR. Die SED sieht die ´´sozialistische Nationalkultur´´ in Gefahr. Um der Fans Herr zu werden, wird der Straftatbestand ´´Rowdytum´´ eingeführt. Als 1965 Bands verboten werden, kommt es am 31. Oktober 1965 in Leipzig zur ´´Beatdemo´´. Die Polizei löst den Protest mit Gewalt auf. Aber die Szene läßt sich nicht verbieten. Yvonne Liebing deckt in umfangreichen Recherchen und Zeitzeugengesprächen die Maßnahmen der SED und ihrer Staatsorgane auf und entdeckt die dennoch lebhafte Subkultur.
BEFORE I try not to think too hard about the fact that in order for me to live, someone else had to die. Everyone gets to live. Some for longer than others. For Violet, born with a life threatening heart defect that has controlled her twenty-one-years, life has been anything but easy. When reality is a high-risk game of trial and error, Violet finds solace the only way she knows how - with a brush in her hand. But everything can change in a heartbeat. Surrounded by loving family and the best friend a girl could ask for, Violet must ask the universe for the biggest favour of all - the one that will keep her alive. AFTER This is about what my heart wants, not what it needs for once, and all that my heart wants in this moment, is him. Life and love don´t always go hand in hand. If you´re lucky you might get both. It´s been three years since the transplant that saved Violet´s life... three years since the man with the blue eyes disappeared from her sight but not her dreams. Violet is living the life she never thought she´d get - while Rylan is merely surviving his. Fate collides past and future together in a way neither thought possible, leaving them both questioning everything they thought they knew - and all that might be. Romantic, surreal and heart-warming, Every Last Beat will make you believe there´s something bigger out there for all of us.
There is no detective like DI Rebus - brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh . . . Now Rebus´s life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in ´Dead and Buried´ right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in ´The Very Last Drop´. This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove - a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.