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The chronicle. I, January, February, March.
The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters.
The chronicle. II, April, May, June.
The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. Arranged in the form of a calendar, it is a daily record of British life from 1st January to 31st December, and provides a vivid and entertaining portrait of the life and times in which the writers lived.
The chronicle. III, July, August, September.
The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett, Dorothy Wordsworth to Barbara Castle and Oliver Cromwell to Evelyn Waugh.
The chronicle. IV, October, November, December.
The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. It contains 120,000 words from over 150 diarists and letter writers, and is performed by an outstanding cast of 30 actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack.
Poetic license : 100 poems, 100 performers.
Why poetry? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth There is no happiness like mine I have been eating poetry."
The poetry of Scotland.
A darker shade of Sweden : original stories by Sweden's greatest crime writers edited and translated by John-Henri Holmberg.
Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his acclaimed and bestselling "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy, readers around the world have devoured fiction by some of the greatest masters of the genre. In this landmark and unique publication, Sweden's most distinguished and best-loved crime writers have contributed stories to an anthology that promises to sate the desire to read about the dark side of Sweden. Containing seventeen stories, never before published in English.
The gift. Cecelia Ahern
In this modern-day fable, workaholic executive Lou Steffen shows an uncharacteristic burst of generosity towards Gabe, a homeless man who always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can Gabe help Lou fix what's broken before it's too late?
One hundred names. Cecelia Ahern
Everyone has a story to tell. Journalist Kitty Logan's career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor's bedside, Kitty asks her what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance's office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery.
The time of my life. Cecelia Ahern
Dear Lucy Silchester, You have an appointment for Monday 27th July 2011. Yours sincerely, Life. Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she has been invited along a few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she cannot miss. And she cannot escape it either. Her Life is about to catch up with her in the most surreal of ways.
Ripper. Isabel Allende
A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.
Chocolate shoes and wedding blues. Trisha Ashley
When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, Cinderella's Slippers is born providing the footwear to make any fairytale wedding come true! If only everything in her personal life could be as heavenly but with a fiancé trying to make her fit into a size 8 wedding dress, not to mention the recent discovery of disturbing family revelations, Tansy takes refuge in the shop's success.
Chocolate wishes. Trisha Ashley
Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon! In the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, Confectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast - perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar! But when a new Vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into overdrive.
Simple genius. David G. Baldacci
With former Secret Service agent Michelle Maxwell in a psychiatric institution (following what happened in "Hour game"), partner Sean King consoles himself by agreeing to investigate a murder at an exclusive scientific retreat - where a lot of suspect characters have ties to the institution looking after Maxwell. Will the two team up to figure out to figure out what is going on?
Blood loss. Alex Barclay
FBI agent Ren Bryce takes on her most heart-wrenching case yet when a father's work places his young daughter in terrible danger! Special Agent Ren Bryce will need to be at the top of her game to unravel the bizarre circumstances around this particular kidnapping.
Blood runs cold. Alex Barclay
When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, brilliant but volatile agent Ren Bryce is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters.
Time of death. Alex Barclay
FBI agent Ren Bryce's work chasing some of the most-wanted killers in the country becomes a nightmare when family tragedy rears its head. But there's unfinished business between Ren and those she's pursuing.
Burley Cross postbox theft. Nicola Barker
Reading other people's letters is always a guilty pleasure. But for two West Yorkshire policemen - contemplating a cache of 26 undelivered missives, retrieved from a back alley behind the hairdresser's in Skipton - it's also a job of work.
The miser of Mayfair. M. C. Beaton
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London's fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Salvation seems to come in the form of Roderick Sinclair who confirms he wishes to rent the house for the current season. The staff is overjoyed - until they find that Mr. Sinclair is a terrible miser who is planning no parties. But it is Rainbird, Number 67's clever and elegant butler, who sees through her façade and resolves to help his mysterious mistress in whatever way he can.
Plain Jane. M. C. Beaton
It's up to the servants of No. 67 Clarges Street to hatch a scheme … and arrange a match! 'Oh, to be as beautiful as Euphemia!' sighs plain Jane Hart when she joins her sister at No. 67 for the Season, as then Lord Tregarthan might notice her … as she has noticed him and forever lost her heart. And while it is Euphemia's fate to flit her way through balls and into the arms of a marquis, Jane's is to stay at home … until the Downstairs staff transform the plain Miss into the Season's sensation and send her waltzing into a daring liaison with the man of her dreams!
The landscape of love. Sally Beauman
The summer of 1967, at a decaying house in the heart of Suffolk: an artist is painting a portrait of thirteen-year-old Maisie and her elder sisters, beautiful Julia and bookish Finn. Maisie embarks on a portrait of her own: she begins an account of her family and of her village friend Daniel Nunn, a young man she idolises, whom she watches over the chasm of a class divide. But is Maisie's description of a summer idyll all it seems? This is the summer when the three sisters' lives will irrevocably, and terribly, change.
Rebecca's tale. Sally Beauman
April 1951. It is twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter. It is twenty years since the inquest, which famously - and controversially - passed a verdict of suicide. Twenty years since Manderley, the de Winters' ancient family seat, was razed to the ground. But Rebecca's tale is just beginning. This is Sally Beauman's companion to Daphne du Maurier's classic, Rebecca.
Doll bones. Holly Black
Twelve-year-old Zach is too old to play with toys. Or at least, that's what his father thinks. But even though he stops hanging out with Poppy and Alice, stops playing with his action figures, it's no good. There's one toy that still wants to play with him. A doll that's made from the bones of a dead girl. The only way to end the game is to lay the doll to rest forever. It's time for a journey to Spring Grove cemetery. It's time to grow up. A chilling ghost story by the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black.
A bear called Paddington. Michael Bond
"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.
More about Paddington. Michael Bond
It's a good thing for lots of reasons that bears like Paddington are rare. Whether it is his attempts at home decorating, detective work or photography, the bear from Darkest Peru causes his own special brand of chaos.
Paddington here and now. Michael Bond
Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family. When a mysterious visitor arrives, it is time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is.
Paddington races ahead. Michael Bond
Paddington the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru is back. "My legs are a bit short for the pole vault!" repeated Paddington hotly. "But they've always been that way." Somehow Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in unusual situations. So it is no surprise when he gets into a spot of bother with some shaving cream, causes a London bus to be evacuated, and is mistaken for a famous Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. There's never a dull moment when a certain bear is around!
Being Elizabeth. Barbara Taylor Bradford
The final novel in the Ravenscar trilogy. Elizabeth Turner, scion of the fabled Deravenel family, carries the red-gold hair and beautiful English complexion of her ancestors. And it is not just her colouring that she has inherited from Edward Deravenel. Astute and charismatic, she is also bold, daring and fiercely ambitious, with the same ruthless streak. Now, aged just twenty-five, she stands in the position she has dreamed of - inheriting the family business, Deravenels. Over eight hundred years old, the company is a bastion of male chauvinism and the challenge that lies ahead of Elizabeth is immense. Her future is threatened also by the bitter enmity of her cousin, Mary, who believes herself the rightful heir. Cecil Williams acts as Elizabeth's mentor while navigating the treacherous corridors of power with her. But her greatest ally is her childhood friend, handsome, charming Robert Dunley. Highly intelligent, he is her match in every way - and there is a spark between them that is impossible to resist. Yet Robert is already married. When they begin an affair it scandalises those around them. But far worse is to come! From the family seat perched high on the Yorkshire moors to the glamour of London as the twentieth century draws to a close, Elizabeth fights for her birthright and her inheritance.
Breaking the rules. Barbara Taylor Bradford
Thirty years ago, the world was introduced to Emma Harte who instantly became an iconic figure of our time. Now meet the inspirational M, a new Woman of Substance guaranteed to win our hearts all over again ! When those you love are threatened, there's nothing you won't do to protect them! you'll even resort to Breaking the Rules. Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris where she becomes the muse and star model to France's iconic top designer Jean-Louis Tremont. When M meets charming and handsome actor Larry Vaughan they fall instantly in love with one another. Soon they become the most desired couple on the international scene, appearing on the front cover of every celebrity magazine, adored by millions. With a successful career and a perfect marriage, M believes she has truly put the demons of her past to bed. But M's fortunes are about to take another dramatic turn when a dark figure from her past, someone who she thought she'd never see again, is back and determined to shatter M's world forever. From the chic fashion capitals of London and Paris, to the exotic locations of Istanbul and Hong Kong, Breaking the Rules is an enthralling story of love and redemption, secrets and survival from the bestselling author of A Woman of Substance.
The heir. Barbara Taylor Bradford
The next instalment in the dramatic new Ravenscar series from the international bestselling author of Woman of Substance. As Edward Deravenel stands alone on the rocky Ravenscar beach he counts his blessings. The war to end all wars is over; he and his brothers have survived. Now he can build Deravenels, the family business empire, into all he has dreamed of. Yet there is a thorn in his side - his reckless younger brother, George. George's gambling and unpaid debts are beginning to cause rumours and unease. And Edward realises that his brother is capable of not just recklessness but blackmail and betrayal. The fortunes of the house of Deravenal suffer a terrible reversal as one disaster follows another, and tragedy strikes. Ravenscar A House. A Legacy. A Dynasty. It is Edward's daughter Bess, his golden girl, who carries the family name forward, making an alliance that will secure the empire and the inheritance, and start a new dynasty. And it is Bess's son Harry who stands in his grandfather's shoes at a similar age and vows to rebuild Deravenels to greatness - as long as he can have the son and heir he longs for. Whatever it takes!
Letter from a stranger. Barbara Taylor Bradford
When award-winning film maker Justine Nolan returns to her childhood home, she finds an envelope in her absent mother's post containing a shocking revelation, which, if genuine, will change everything she believes about her family's recent history, her mother and her adored grandmother, Gabriele.
Playing the game. Barbara Taylor Bradford
Annette Remmington is a London art consultant and private dealer at the top of her game. When a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands - and sells in a frantic and high profile auction, she is at the pinnacle of her career and becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world. Marius Remmington is Annette's husband. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved - Jack Chalmers. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife, but he never intended putting his marriage in jeopardy. And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all?
The Ravenscar dynasty. Barbara Taylor Bradford
When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward and his cousin Neville Watkins are suspicious of the deaths. They vow to avenge the deaths and take control of the business empire usurped from Edward's great uncle. And so begins an epic saga.
Robert B. Parker's Damned if you do. Michael Brandman
The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.
A natural history of dragons : a memoir by Lady Trent. Marie Brennan
Isabella, Lady Trent, known as the world's preeminent dragon naturalist, writes her memoir detailing how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic dragon discoveries that would change the world forever.
Hidden treasures. Fern Britton
Helen Merrifield has said goodbye to her philandering husband and her swish West London house, to live in an idyllic country cottage in the heart of a postcard-perfect village in Cornwall. Putting the past behind her, Helen throws herself into country life and soon makes a new set of eccentric friends. Will Helen embrace the future, or is it too difficult to let go of the past?
Caleb's crossing. Geraldine Brooks
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, she has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
Chocolate wars. Deborah Cadbury
Deborah Cadbury takes a journey into her own family history to uncover the rivalries that have driven 250 years of chocolate empire-building. At the turn of the millennium Cadbury was the world's largest confectionary company. But before long it too faced a threat to its very survival.
The Selection. Kiera Cass
It's the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love. But what they don't know is that America has a secret - one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.
Super brain : unleashing the explosive power of your mind to maximize health, happiness, and spiritual well-being Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
Two pioneers in health Dr Deepak Chopra and Prof Rudolph E. Tanzi, one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer's share a bold new understanding of the brain and a prescriptive plan for how we can use it to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
The contortionist's handbook. Craig Clevenger
Following an overdose of painkillers, Daniel Fletcher is resuscitated in a Los Angeles emergency room and detained for psychiatric evaluation. Through a series of tests, the psychiatrist must ascertain whether the patient intended to kill himself, or whether he can walk free.
Dermaphoria. Craig Clevenger
Eric Ashworth awakens in jail, unable to remember how he got there or why. His only memory is a woman's name: Desiree. Bailed out and holed up in a low-rent motel, Eric finds the solution to his amnesia in a strange new hallucinogen. With a steadily increasing doses, Eric reassembles his past at the expense of his grip on the present, and his distinction between truth and fantasy crumbles as his paranoia grows in tandem with his tolerance.
Destination unknown. Amy Clipston
It's senior year, and Whitney Richards is tired of the constant pressures to be perfect. When she gets a D in calculus, her mother immediately worries Whitney won't get into the "right" college - Mom's alma mater - and hires Taylor as tutor. Taylor is a quiet, mysterious boy unlike anyone Whitney has ever met, but his upbringing has her mother and friends discouraging any type of relationship. Tired of having to play a part for everyone else, Whitney quits the activities that once defined her social identity and begins spending more time with Taylor. Is Whitney making a huge mistake, as everyone seems to think? Even Taylor begins to question some of her choices, but for the first time, Whitney is in the driver's seat of her life. Will she be able to find her identity - and God's plan for her life - before she throws everything away?
1356. Bernard Cornwell
Go with God and Fight Like the Devil. A fascinating hero and the pursuit of a sword with mythical power - this is the remarkable new novel by Britain's master storyteller, which culminates at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.
Azincourt. Bernard Cornwell
An extraordinary and dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from the number one historical novelist. Agincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, on St Crispin's Day, is one of the best known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow - a weapon developed by the English which enabled them to dominate the European battlefields for the rest of the century.
Glitter and glue. Kelly Corrigan
One of the things you should know about Kelly Corrigan is that she is the daughter of Mary Corrigan, a woman of conviction and grit who taught her kids that “No Means No” and “Actions Speak Louder than Words” and if they wanted a bunch of “Rah Rah Lovey Dovey”, go talk to your father - so Kelly did, over and over again, exiting her childhood with the sense that she'd always have more shared ground with him. But when she arrived in Australia in the summer of 1992, the only job she could find was as a nanny. Completely unprepared, Kelly spent five months trying to help the Tanner family pick up the pieces. And to her surprise, she found herself quietly deferring to the wisdom of Mary Corrigan, a pattern that would become more pronounced years later, when her own daughters were born, and it turned out that each and every day demanded her mother's signature conviction and grit.
Specimen days. Michael Cunningham
Prophetic poet Walt Whitman presides over each interlinked episode in a visionary novel set in the city of New York, featuring the same group of characters - a young boy, an older man, and a young woman.
City of God. E. L. Doctorow
In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain - sketches for stories, accounts of his love affairs, riffs on the meanings of popular songs, ideas for movies, obsessions with cosmic processes. He is a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the age. But now he has found a story he thinks may be-come his next novel: The large brass cross that hung behind the altar of St. Timothy's, a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan, has disappeared… and even more mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for Evolutionary Judaism, on the Upper West Side. The church's maverick rector and the young woman rabbi who leads the synagogue are trying to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why. Befriending them, the novelist finds that their struggles with their respective traditions are relevant to the case. Into his workbook go his taped interviews, insights, preliminary drafts… and as he joins the clerics in pursuit of the mystery.
Lives of the poets : six stories and a novella. E. L. Doctorow
Innocence is lost to unforgettable experience in these brilliant stories by E. L. Doctorow, as full of mystery and meaning as any of the longer works by this American master.
Masaryk Station. David Downing
Berlin, 1948. Still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins, the city has become the cockpit of a new Cold War. The legacies of the war have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties a paradise for spies. Meanwhile, Berlin's German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviet forces who occupy half the city. John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA, trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double-agency is discovered by either. As tensions between the great powers escalate, each passing day makes Russell's position more treacherous. He and his Soviet liaison, Shchepkin, seek out one final operation one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other. It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on, but one way or the other, it will be his last.
Damsel in distress. Carola Dunn
When the honourable Phillip Petrie's car breaks down, American Gloria Arbuckle, in England with her millionaire father, comes to his rescue. Phillip is quite taken with Gloria, and a romance begins. When she is kidnapped, Phillip calls on his childhood friend, Daisy Dalrymple, for help.
Dead in the water. Carola Dunn
Daisy's assignment to cover the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine turns into a murder investigation when the coxswain of one of the teams is murdered.
Death at Wentwater Court. Carola Dunn
No stranger to sprawling country estates, well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground at Wentwater Court to cover a story for Town & Country magazine. But her interview gives way to interrogation when suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a chilly end on the tranquil skating pond. With evidence that his death was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard so the culprit can't slip through their fingers like the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice …
Fall of a philanderer. Carola Dunn
In the summer of 1924, The Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher has planned a quiet, relaxing holiday in the small coastal town of Westcombe. She doesn't have that kind of luck, however, as the seemingly quiet seaside town turns out to be a hotbed of rumour and scandal. The last vestige of the idyllic vacation dissipates shortly thereafter when the Fletchers, out for a simple picnic, discover Enderby's broken body at the foot of a sea cliff. With murder the most obvious conclusion, Alec's vacation is cut short by the official investigation. It is up to Daisy, however, to uncover the truth lurking behind the rumours, gossip, and closely held secrets of this small town if the killer is ever to be found.
Murder on the Flying Scotsman. Carola Dunn
The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple is travelling on the Flying Scotsman in 1923 when someone murders the heir to a family fortune, and Daisy must help uncover the culprit.
Requiem for a mezzo. Carola Dunn
In March of 1923, writer Daisy Dalrymple takes a break from her work to attend a performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Albert Hall with Scotland Yard's Detective Alec Fletcher. At the performance the soprano falls dead on stage, killed by cyanide poisoning. Daisy and Fletcher launch an investigation.
The winter garden mystery. Carola Dunn
The body of a pregnant maid is discovered on the grounds of an English manor and police accuse the gardener of killing her. Fortunately, Town and Country reporter Daisy Delrimple is around to clear the man's name and find the real killer. By the author of Death at Wentwater Court.
The confession of Katherine Howard. Suzannah Dunn
When twelve-year-old Katherine Howard comes to live in the Duchess of Norfolk's household, poor relation Cat Tilney is deeply suspicious of her. Summoned to court at seventeen, Katherine leaves Cat in the company of her ex-lover, Francis, and the two begin their own, much more serious, love affair. Within months, the king has set aside his Dutch wife Anne for Katherine. The future seems assured for the new queen and her maid-in-waiting. However, for a blissful year and a half, it seems that Katherine can have everything she wants. But then allegations are made about her girlhood love affairs.
The Monuments Men Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
From 1942 to 1951, 365 men and women from thirteen Allied nations served as the men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied armed forces, the eyes, ears and hands of the first and most ambitious effort in history to preserve the world's cultural heritage in times of war. They were known simply as Monuments Men. "The Monuments Men" is the story of seven of these men. As is often the case, history is often more extraordinary than fiction.
The center of the world Thomas Van Essen
Alternating between nineteenth-century Europe and present-day New England, this tale follows the great British painter J. M. W. Turner and his scene of artists, intellectuals, and lovers, and Henry, a middle-aged family man whose otherwise mundane existence is disrupted by the discovery of The Center of the World, Turner's controversial painting of Helen of Troy that had been thought lost forever.
The lure. Lynne Ewing
Fifteen-year-old Blaise Montgomery lives in the gritty outskirts of Washington, DC, where a stray bullet can steal a life on the way to school. When Blaise is invited to join Core 9, one of the most infamous crews, she jumps at the chance. Now Blaise is finally part of a crew, a family. But things get only more dangerous. With death lurking around every corner, should Blaise continue to follow the only path she's ever known, or cut and run?
The black jackals. Iain Gale
A small team of soldiers, left behind to cover the British retreat, are ordered to blow the bridge as late as possible to stem the German tank pursuit. Although successful, the operation kills desperate refugees fleeing the scene. Who will be made to face the court-martial: the men carrying out the orders or their commanding officer?
Seeds of hope : wisdom and wonder from the world of plants Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson.
In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening - and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us - Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.
15 seconds. Andrew Gross
Henry Steadman is a successful surgeon with a thriving cosmetic practice in South Florida. But you never know what's just around the corner. An out-of-town traffic stop goes violently wrong and Henry discovers that someone is framing him for a double murder. A state-wide man-hunt is ordered. On the run, trying to avoid dead-ends, only one person believes Henry: sympathetic state-trooper Carrie, who has seen her fair share of tragedy.
Bunny double, we're in trouble! Dan Gutman
A.J. and his classmates participate in the weirdest Easter story in the history of the world when Mayor Hubble hosts an egg hunt at the mayor's mansion.
Deck the halls, we're off the walls! Dan Gutman
A. J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School are in for a weird Christmas surprise when they head to the local mall to see Santa Claus.
Mr. Jack is a maniac! Dan Gutman
Ms. Sue has no clue! Dan Gutman
Ella Mentry is having a fund-raiser, and guess who's in charge? Alexia's mom, Ms. Sue! The school's selling everything from popcorn to goldfish to raise money for a new playground. But when happens when Ms. Sue crosses the line? Someone's going to end up in the big house!
The art of fielding. Chad Harbach
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths.
10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found a self-help that actually works : a true story. Dan Harris
When the Duke was wicked. Lorraine Heath
Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her - or enamoured of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?
Indelible. Kristen Heitzmann
Trevor MacDaniel is a search and rescue volunteer whose need to guard and protect extends to his daily life. When he rescues a boy from a mountain lion, he forms a bond with Natalie Reeve, the sculptor next door whose gift is also a disability. Their relationship develops, but a reckoning draws near.
The glass bead game. Hermann Hesse
Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).
The Agincourt bride. Joanna Hickson
When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette's lowly position. But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties.
A devil is waiting. Jack Higgins
The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon.
Flight of eagles. Jack Higgins
In the early days of World War II, nations were forced to choose sides in the epic battle that would change history forever. But for two brothers, fate had already made the choice.
The Judas gate. Jack Higgins
Helmand Province, Afghanistan: a lone convoy edges its way towards a deserted mountain village, led by US Army Rangers in Mastiff APVs. Stopping to search the area, the Rangers are hit by a massive roadside bomb, and as half the patrol lie dead or injured, the rest are ambushed with military precision. A nearby British medical team responds to the call for back-up, but all are slaughtered when their Chinook helicopter is blown up. The ambush is bad, but what's worse is that, amidst the battlefield chatter picked up by Major Giles Roper, not all the Taliban voices are Afghan - some are English, and the commander bears an Irish accent; he even names himself 'Shamrock'.
The wolf at the door. Jack Higgins
Dillon and company are back in the ultimate blockbuster from the legend that is Jack Higgins… Putin and the Russians have suffered too many killings of their own people in the past. Now they want the whole of the 'Prime Minister's private army' wiped out, including Blake Johnson and Charles Ferguson.
Breakaway. Jeff Hirsch
Dan Cahill and his sister Amy travel from the hottest to the coldest regions of the world in order to stop someone from using their own power against them.
Apollo's angels. Jennifer Homans
This title presents a fascinating history of classical ballet which takes us from its origins in 18th century France through the Italian influence in the 19th century, the dominance of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th century, up to the present and ballet's uncertain future.
Under the wide and starry sky. Nancy Horan
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium to study art, with her three children and nanny in tow. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her brood repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. There she meets Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who is instantly smitten with the earthy, independent, and opinionated belle Americaine.
Lord and Lady Bunny almost royalty! Polly Horvath
Madeleine and her hippie parents travel to England to run a candy shop. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Bunny also travel to England, where Mrs. Bunny tries to weasel her way into the ranks of royalty.
Is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns) Mindy Kaling
The writer and actress from "The Office" shares observations on topics ranging from favourite male archetypes and her hatred of dieting to her relationship with her mother and the haphazard creative process on the show.
Pinkalicious and the perfect present. Victoria Kann
When Pinkalicious gets some money of her own to spend at a yard sale, she is overwhelmed with the pinkatastic possibilities! After searching and searching for the most pinkerrific present for herself, Pinkalicious finally finds the perfect purchase, but it isn't for her!
One flew over the cuckoo's nest. Ken Kesey
Kesey's first novel is narrated by a half-Indian schizophrenic who has withdrawn completely by feigning deaf-muteness. It is set in a mental ward ruled by Big Nurse - a monumental matriarch who keeps her men in line by some highly original disciplinary measures. Into the ward swaggers McMurphy, a lusty gambling man with white whales on his shorts and the psychology of unmarried nurses down to a science. This is a thoroughly enthralling, brilliantly tempered novel, peopled by at least two unforgettable characters.
The golden tree Kathryn Lasky
Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a new golden age of the Great Tree under the subtle influence of the ember. All seems well, but beneath the prosperity of peace, Coryn is tortured by the suspicion that his evil mother, Nyra, is a hagsfiend and that his own blood carries the haggish taint. He wanders afar, searching for the truth from hagsfiends themselves - putting the Great Tree in danger. Soren and the Band follow their new king to strange parts to guard him from the consequences of his obsession.
The river of wind. Kathryn Lasky
Coryn and the Band have returned to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and restored order. Meanwhile, deep in the Palace of Mists, Bess finds an ancient map fragment that reveals that there are not five owl kingdoms - as has been thought since time immemorial - but six.
The innocents. Laura Lippman
Years ago, they were the best of friends. But as time passed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past - and the terrible lies they shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.
Pete the cat saves Christmas. Eric Litwin
In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.
Little Britain : : best of TV series 3 Matt Lucas and David Walliams
This work includes the very best sketches from the brilliant third television series, written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Blind eye. Stuart MacBride
It's summer in the Granite City, but even the sunshine can't improve the mood at Grampian Police Headquarters. Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites - eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.
Close to the bone. Stuart MacBride
The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker? Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look.
Dark blood. Stuart MacBride
Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home.
Shatter the bones. Stuart MacBride
Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher.
Babycakes Armistead Maupin
When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbour, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.
The days of Anna Madrigal. Armistead Maupin
Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.
Further tales of the city. Armistead Maupin
The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in San Francisco park.
Mary Ann in autumn. Armistead Maupin
After suffering personal calamities in New York, Mary Ann Singleton moves back to San Francisco after being gone for twenty years and begins to slowly rebuild her life, only to confront fresh terrors when her past comes back to haunt her.
Michael Tolliver lives. Armistead Maupin
Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his ground-breaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the fifty-five-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice.
More tales of the city. Armistead Maupin
The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cosy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelganger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favourite gynaecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all - without ever leaving home.
Significant others. Armistead Maupin
Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.
Sure of you. Armistead Maupin
A fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Caught in the middle is their longtime friend, a gay man whose own future is even more uncertain.
Tales of the city. Armistead Maupin
A young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, and outrageous.
The bride says maybe. Cathy Maxwell
What happens when a bride says maybe? She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love … but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan!
The bride says no. Cathy Maxwell
Blake Stephens, the bastard son of a duke and one of London's most sought-after bachelors, pursues his fiancée to the wilds of Scotland to persuade her not to jilt him, only to find himself drawn to her scandal-ridden sister.
After her. Joyce Maynard
Summer, 1979. A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches before Rachel and her younger sister, Patty the daughters of a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome (and chronically unfaithful) detective father and the mother whose heart he broke. When young women start turning up dead on the mountain, the girls' father is put in charge of finding the murderer known as the "Sunset Strangler." Rachel embarks on her most dangerous game yet using herself as bait to catch the killer. But rather than cracking the case, the consequences of Rachel's actions will destroy her father's career and alter forever the lives of everyone she loves.
At home in the world : a memoir Joyce Maynard
In the spring of 1972, when she was a freshman at Yale, Joyce Maynard wrote a cover story for The New York Times Magazine about life as a young person in the sixties. Among the hundreds of letters she received in response was one from the famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger. They embarked on a correspondence. Within months she had left college and moved in with him - believing, despite their thirty-five-year age difference, that she had found her soulmate and that they would be together always. Shortly before the publication of Looking Back, the book she wrote over the course of her time with him, Salinger sent Maynard away - an event so devastating that she herself retreated from the world for two years in a New Hampshire farmhouse. At Home in the World explores the story of Maynard's family, her relationship with Salinger, and the way the legendary writer's influence, along with that of her parents, reverberated through her life in the decades that followed. In these pages, she chronicles her painful re-entry into the world, her development as a writer, her marriage, her struggle to become a healthy parent to her own children, the death of her parents, and the years, following the end of her marriage, when she set out to rebuild her life.
Taking chances. Molly McAdams
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance Gavin Menzies
In his bestselling book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, Gavin Menzies revealed that it was the Chinese that discovered America, not Columbus. Now he presents further astonishing evidence that it was also Chinese advances in science, art, and technology that formed the basis of the European Renaissance and our modern world.
Kiss me first. Lottie Moggach
Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She's read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family. Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life. At first, Leila finds it easy to assume Tess's identity, and no one has any reason to distrust her. But as Leila is soon to discover, there is much more to a person than the facts and there are things about life you can learn only by living it. Original, haunting and utterly gripping, Kiss Me First is an electrifying debut from a phenomenally gifted storyteller.
Bark : stories. Lorrie Moore
Fifty years from now, it may well turn out that the work of very few American writers has as much to say about what it means to be alive in our time as that of Lorrie Moore ("Harper s"). In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom.
Notes from a blue bike : the art of living intentionally in a chaotic world. Tsh Oxenreider
Life is chaotic but we can choose to live it differently. The popular blogger and founder of the internationally recognized Simple Mom online community tells the story of her family's ongoing quest to live more simply, fully, and intentionally.
Amelia Bedelia joins the club. Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia loves her school. Her whole class gets along - except when it rains. Then they split into two groups - the Puddle Jumpers and the Puddle Stompers. Both clubs ask Amelia Bedelia to join, but she doesn't want to choose between her friends. Luckily, Amelia Bedelia finds a solution that makes a big splash with everyone.
Fox forever. Mary Pearson
Before he can start a life with Jenna, seventeen-year-old Locke, who was brought back to life in a newly bioengineered body after an accident destroyed his body 260 years ago, must do a favor for the resistance movement opposing the nightmarish medical technology.
The Fox inheritance. Mary Pearson
Two-hundred-sixty years after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, sixteen-year-old Locke and seventeen-year-old Kara have been brought back to life in newly bioengineered bodies, with many questions about the world they find themselves in and more than two centuries of horrible memories of being trapped in a digital netherworld wondering what would become of them.
Big Nate flips out. Lincoln Peirce
In this latest misadventure, Nate, the all-time record-holder for detentions, gets to see how the other half lives as he follows his best friend Francis's example and becomes a total neat freak; has Nate totally flipped out?
Big Nate goes for broke. Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate Wright is president of P.S. 38, the after school cartooning club. When he doodles his observations in his cartoon notebook: "Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins," Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever
Big Nate : in a class by himself Lincoln Peirce
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
Coco Chanel. Justine Picardie
Peels away the layers of romance and myth to reveal the woman who shaped modern fashion, drawing from research in the Chanel archives and an exclusive interview with Chanel's successor, Karl Lagerfeld.
The devil to pay. Ellery Queen
When Hollywood bigwig Solly Spaeth is murdered, thousands cheer, for Solly's stock manipulations have ruined many, including his partner. Enter master detective Ellery Queen, whose embarrassing questions uncover a maze of conflicting alibis and motives, and ultimately reveal a deadly face lurking beneath the glittering mask of Tinseltown.
The dragon's teeth. Ellery Queen
Eccentric multimillionaire Cadmus Cole hires Ellery Queen to investigate a case but won't say what it is. When Cole dies mysteriously at sea, Queen and his partner, Beau Rummell, must navigate a thicket of complications that includes a fifty-million-dollar legacy, two beautiful but avaricious women vying for the inheritance, a will with some odd provisions, and even a phony Ellery Queen.
The Dutch shoe mystery. Ellery Queen
When Abigail Doorn was wheeled into the operation room at the Dutch Memorial Hospital, her face was strangely blue and bloated. A wire had been tightly wound around her neck. The strongest suspect, because he stood to benefit by the death of this wealthy old woman, was her protégé, the famous Dr. Janney. Ellery Queen, having come to the hospital to visit his old friend Dr. Minchen, had been present during the time of the murder. He immediately took over the case.
The Egyptian cross mystery. Ellery Queen
On Christmas Eve, an eccentric schoolmaster in the little town of Arroyo, W. Va., was brutally murdered. He was found with his head cut off, crucified on a signpost at a crossroads near his house. In the course of the next year, three other men, in various places, were found with their heads cut off, crucified likewise in the form of a T. Everyone working on the case, including Ellery Queen, was completely baffled. But Ellery had the feeling that there was one clue he didn't possess which would suddenly bring the whole tangled and eerie puzzle into line and give him the solution. That clue came to him with the fourth murder.
The French powder mystery. Ellery Queen
French's department store was famous for the rare merchandise it offered its elite clientele. But no one is proud of its latest exclusive window display: the bloodstained corpse of the owner's wife. Ellery Queen and his father, Inspector Richard Queen, soon discover that this palace of commerce is a viper's nest of fear and hatred, where love is cheap, honour is marked down, and an enigmatic killer is out to turn the store into a bargain basement of murder.
The Greek coffin mystery. Ellery Queen
In one of his earliest cases, Ellery Queen confronts a murder in blue blood. From the very beginning, the Khalkis case struck a somber note. It began, as was peculiarly harmonious in the light of what was to come, with the death of an old man. Georg Khalkis, internationally famous art dealer and collector, died of heart failure. After his funeral, his attorney found that the will was missing and immediately called in the district attorney. When Inspector Queen and his son, Ellery, are brought in to solve the mystery, Ellery mentions the one place they have not searched for the will: the coffin. Upon exhumation of the Khalkis coffin, they find that it contains not one body - but two!
Halfway house. Ellery Queen
The victim had lived two lives, but a single knife thrust ended both of them. The trail of suspicion led into the guilt-edged world of the beautiful people - and climaxed in a vicious courtroom battle that ended with a shattering verdict. It seemed that for the first time Ellery had met his match - until the sleuth blended his usual impeccable logic with a most unusual fling.
The murderer is a fox. Ellery Queen
Could murder really be hereditary? Davy Fox certainly thinks so. When he was only a boy, his father, Bayard Fox, was convicted of murdering Davy's mother in the small town of Wrightsville. Now that Davy has grown up and returned home from the war, he fears that it is only a matter of time until he kills his own wife. But could he really do such a thing? Desperate to find out the truth, Davy's wife, Linda, calls on Ellery Queen to investigate the twelve-year-old murder of Jessica Fox.
The Roman hat mystery. Ellery Queen
Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds. A gangland spectacle, it's packed to the gills with action, explosions, and gunfire. In fact, Gunplay is so loud that no one notices the killing of Monte Field. With the help of his son Ellery attacks this seemingly impenetrable mystery. Anyone in the theatre could have killed the unscrupulous lawyer, and several had the motive.
Ten days' wonder. Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen is persuaded to accompany an old friend and sculptor to his ancestral home when the latter arrives at Ellery's house covered in blood and unable to remember anything from the past few weeks. Once there, tensions erupt and foul play results in the murder of one of the household's members. Among the many transgressions Ellery will uncover are adultery, blackmail, and deceit.
Hollow city : the second novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children. Ransom Riggs
Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
Final account. Peter Robinson
In this chilling and surprising classic tale, the brutal, execution-style murder of a nondescript accountant opens up a deadly Pandora's Box of lies, double lives, blood, and deception for Chief Inspector Alan Banks.
Wednesday's child. Peter Robinson
Two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, take seven-year-old Gemma Scupham away for tests. When they fail to return her, Gemma's mother calls in the police. Inspector Banks and Superintendent Gristhorpe suspect the case, and others, may be linked to satanic ritual abuse.
The boy detective. Roger Rosenblatt
Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighbourhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighbourhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s.
Altered. Jennifer Rush
Seventeen-year-old Anna finds herself on the run from her father's enigmatic Agency, along with the four teen boys the Agency had been experimenting on, as they try to make sense of erased memories, secret identities, and genetic alteration.
Snow Hill. Mark Sanderson
Mark Sanderson does for the 30s what Jake Arnott did for 60s London - vividly revealing its hidden underworld in an unforgettably gripping crime novel. "Friday, 18 December, 1936. I went to my funeral this morning!" So begins the diary of Johnny Steadman, an ambitious reporter on London's Fleet Street.
The whispering gallery. Mark Sanderson
A gripping and evocative mystery set in 1930s London, in which a young journalist goes on the trail of a serial killer. On a sweltering day in July 1937, reporter John Steadman is in London's St Paul's Cathedral waiting for his girlfriend. But romance is pushed aside when he witnesses a man falling to his death from the Whispering Gallery, killing a priest in the process. Did he jump or was he pushed?
The switch. Lynsay Sands
When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth were escaping from their uncle - taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels - and out of a window - for the handsome lord.
Splat the cat. A whale of a tale. Rob Scotton
Splat is excited because his grandfather told Splat that you can hear the sea if you put a seashell up to your ear. Splat is determined to discover a shell like that to bring back for his grandfather. But as hard as he looks on the beach, all he can find is broken shells. Until he gets some help from a new friend - a whale.
Splat and the cool school trip. Rob Scotton
When Splat the Cat and his class take a school trip to the zoo, all Splat wants is to see the penguins.
Splat the cat. Up in the air at the fair. Rob Scotton
Splat the Cat can't wait to try all the rides and food at the fair with his friends. When Kitten can't join them, Splat, Spike, and Plank are determined to bring back something from the fair to cheer her up but how do they find the perfect get-well gift? Join Splat and his friends as they embark on their mission to find the best gift ever.
One night in winter. Simon Sebag Montefiore
If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia's most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state?
A well-tempered heart. Jan-Philipp Sendker
Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers.
Allies of the night. Darren Shan
Algebra class, two old friends, and a creature with deadly hands test Darren's determination as he travels to Mr. Crepsley's home town to search for the murderous vampaneze.
Hunters of the dusk. Darren Shan
Darren Shan leaves Vampire Mountain as part of an elite force on a life-and-death mission to find the newly-risen Vampaneze Lord, who is set to lead the vampaneze into war against the vampires.
Killers of the dawn. Darren Shan
Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamouring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies?
The Lake of Souls. Darren Shan
It's time for Harkat to learn the truth about who he used to be, and Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey full of killer animals, monstrous mutants, and fiery winged beasts? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? The two companions must unravel the riddle of Harkat's identity before they are destroyed.
Lord of the shadows. Darren Shan
When Darren Shan returns home, he is met by old enemies and scores to be settled, and with destiny certain to destroy him, the world seems doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night.
Trials of death. Darren Shan
Darren must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan, or face the stakes in the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister forces are gathering in the darkness.
Vampire Mountain. Darren Shan
Mr. Crepsley leads Darren Shan on a dangerous trek to Vampire Mountain, the very heart of the vampire world, to be presented to the Council, but an encounter with the Vampanese along the way means trouble.
The vampire prince. Darren Shan
This is the sixth title in the saga of Darren Shan - and the final part in a trilogy, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. Betrayed by Kurda and reeling from the brutal slaying of Gavner, he is branded a traitor and hunted by the clan.
Big brother. Lionel Shriver
The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the grown siblings last saw one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Big Brother tackles a constellation of issues surrounding obesity: why we overeat, whether extreme diets ever work in the long run, and how we treat fat people.
The new republic. Lionel Shriver
Sent to a Portuguese backwater where a home-grown terrorist movement has recently emerged, foreign correspondent Edgar Kellogg hopes to make a name for himself, but soon discovers that things are not what they seem.
Shadowlands. Brian Sibley
C.S. Lewis was one of this century's best known authors. In Joy Davidman he truly found love and was drawn out of his shell, but only briefly, as she died just months after they married. Brian Sibley skillfully looks at Lewis's childhood, his literary legacy and shows us how, in the end, despite grief and grievous doubts, Lewis's faith shone through.
The fallen angel. Daniel Silva
Bruised and war-weary following his secret war to bring down a terrorist mastermind, Gabriel Allon returns to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece. But early one morning Gabriel is summoned by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to the Pope. The broken body of a beautiful woman lies beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome. Donati fears a public inquiry will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church so he calls upon Gabriel to use his matchless talents and experience to quietly pursue the truth was it suicide, or something more sinister?
Russia. Part two, The rise and fall of the Soviets. Martin Sixsmith
Martin Sixsmith brings his first-hand experience of reporting from Russia to this fascinating narrative, witnessing the critical moment when the Soviet Union finally lost its grip on power.
Russia. Part one, From rulers to revolutions. Martin Sixsmith
Power struggles have a constant presence in this story, from the Mongol hordes that invaded in the 13th century, through the iron autocratic fists of successive Tsars. The first part of Sixsmith's history ends with Lenin and the Bolsheviks forcing through the final Revolution and paving the way for the Communist state.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 1 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. Warm, humorous and uplifting, Alexander McCall Smith's hugely popular novels featuring Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of Botswana's only female private detective agency, have become international bestsellers, sold over seven million copies, and been translated into 26 languages. The Daddy introduces us to Mma Ramotswe as she embarks on her first case and takes on a new secretary, the resourceful and talented Mma Makutsi. Together, they must find the truth about a Daddy who appears to have returned from the dead - as well as investigating a wayward teenage girl and attempting to find a vanished child.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 2 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 3 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. The Chief Justice of Beauty finds the ladies hired by a beauty contest judge to check up on the integrity of the finalists in a forthcoming competition, following the embarrassing arrest for shoplifting of a previous winner. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotsweis worried about her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 4 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. The Kalahari Typing School for Men opens with bad news for Mma Ramotswe - her agency has competition in the form of the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency, run by a man. Mma Makutsi has entrepreneurial ambitions too, and has conceived the idea of teaching an evening class where men could learn to type.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 5 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. How to handle men through the application of psychology sees Mma Ramotswe setting out to release her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, from a terrifying obligation. Meanwhile, a new case comes into the agency, and the ladies find themselves on a love quest…
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 6 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. The Return of Note finds Mma Ramotswe in a compromising situation when her past catches up with her. But things are looking brighter for her assistant, Mma Makutsi, when she takes up ballroom dancing… The Ceremony sees Mma Ramotswe's agency work under control at last, so she has time to take care of her own problems.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 7 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. There is No Such Thing as Free Food finds Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, preoccupied both professionally and personally by the subject of food. The Best Profession for a Blackmailer sees Mr Polopetsi, part-time mechanic and would-be assistant detective, taking on a case of his own.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Volume 8 Alexander McCall Smith
Features two stand-alone BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas. A Very Rude Woman finds Precious Ramotswe facing change at The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, while Mr J.L.B. Matekoni meets the rudest person in all Botswana. Talking Shoes sees a new detective taking on a case for the Agency, while Mma Ramotswe, among others, has a problem with high blood pressure.
The dream thieves. Maggie Stiefvater
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Blue and Gansey will be the same. Ronan is falling more an more deeply into his dreams … and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Gansey is needed at home, and is struggling to stay in Aglionby. And Adam? He's made some new friends. Friends that are looking for some of the same pieces of the puzzle that Gansey, Blue, and Ronan are after. Great power is at stake, and someone must be willing to wield it.
The big both ways. John Straley
It's 1935. Jobs are scarce. Yet Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp after a gruesome accident kills a co-worker. He's headed for Seattle with his savings and plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour.
Cold storage, Alaska. John Straley
Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars). Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town? Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside-down?
The Venetians : a new history : from Marco Polo to Casanova. Paul Strathern
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria and West Africa. Rich with biographies of some of the most exalted characters who have ever lived, The Venetians is a refreshing and authoritative new look at the history of the most evocative of city states.
Walden. Henry David Thoreau
Code name: Johnny Walker "Johnny Walker" with Jim DeFelice
This is the unforgettable story of how an ordinary Iraqi became a hero to America's elite warriors and how that debt was repaid with the gift of freedom. He was the seals' most trusted interpreter … and more. Night after night, while his homeland was being destroyed around him, he guided the U.S. Navy SEALs through Iraq's most dangerous regions. He and his family lived in constant jeopardy, surviving multiple assassination attempts and a host of threats in Mosul, until a desperate escape through the desert late in the war took them to the relative safety of Baghdad. For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the insurgency that followed.
Billionaire boy. David Walliams
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just one thing he really needs: a friend?
Gangsta granny. David Walliams
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help.
Mr Stink. David Walliams
Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him. Which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But there's more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed.
Ratburger. David Walliams
The story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it?
The devil rides out. Dennis Wheatley
The Duke de Richleau and a friend find that one of their number is missing from a reunion, and it turns out that he has fallen under the influence of a black magic sect. Disbelieving at first, the Duke and his friends soon discover that magic and the powers of darkness are still alive and very real, as they fight a series of terrific earthly and occult battles to save their friend's soul. The book was filmed in the 1960s with Christopher Lee taking the lead role as the Duke and he is back in splendid form as he narrates for your listening pleasure.
A hundred summers. Beatriz Williams
Returning to an idyllic Rhode Island oceanfront community for the summer of 1938, New York socialite Lily Dane is devastated by the appearance of her newly married ex-fiancé and her former best friend.
Another sun Timothy Williams ; translated from the French by the author
The sun-drenched Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is technically part of France, subject to French law and loyal to the French Republic. But in 1980, the scars of colonialism are still fresh, and ethnic tensions and political unrest seethe just below the surface of everyday life. French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. Now she is assigned a murder case in which she is sure the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hegesippe Bray, is a political scapegoat.
The Ashford affair. Lauren Willig
Feeling unfulfilled in the face of an imminent legal partnership and a broken engagement, Manhattan lawyer Clementine Evans learns of a long-buried family secret that leads her to the inner circles of World War I British society and the red hills of Kenya.
The execution. Dick Wolf
Soon after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a unique symbol - a carving of a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it as the signature of Chuparosa - an assassin feared for his cunning and brutality. The fierce and intense detective has been pursuing the killer for years, yet knows little about him, except that he's heading to New York - with the rest of the world.
Boy Nobody. Allen Zadoff
Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

Downloadable e-books

5 secrets to brain health : live smart, stay sharp
Worried about memory loss? You're not alone. But many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay that decline - even if you have a genetic predisposition to dementia. In this book, you'll find quick tips, research findings, resources, and expert advice to help you stay sharp. And the best news, it's not hard to do, or time consuming. And it's not too late to begin.
100 ways to be happy : simple tips and tricks to brighten up your day by the editors of Adams Media
Becoming happier is easier than you think. Here at your fingertips are dozens of different ideas on how to enjoy each and every day. With 100 Ways to Be Happy as your guide, things are going to get a little brighter, a little lighter, and a whole lot more fun. From going for a walk on your lunch break to allowing yourself ten minutes just to daydream, these hundred simple tips will certainly put a smile on your face.
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Possessed: Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren's spirit-and sharing her body. Raef's the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save… and why.
Haunted: Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she's witnessed a crime-a murder so brutal she's repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbour, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim-and the killer. Levi's dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him-not in this life… and not in death.
Arthur Murray's popularity book
First published in 1944, the Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining good relationships. Drawing on books, testimonials and magazines from the World War II era, it shows the forthright common sense and charming romanticism of the "Greatest Generation", a generation inspired by debonair role models such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. As relevant today as it was in the 1940s, the Popularity Book offers counsel on being an unforgettably great date, eliciting a marriage proposal, and how to be generally charming. Compiled and originally published by Arthur Murray, it also features his iconic step-by-step footprint instructions on how to Samba, Fox Trot and Rumba divinely!
The book club bible : the definitive guide that every book club member needs foreword by Lionel Shriver
Every book club member has felt the pressure to pick out a new title for the whole group to read and enjoy. Wouldn't it be great if there was a book that helped you to make that all-important decision and maintain your place of respect in the book club? Fear no more, this comprehensive guide is here to help, shining an illuminating light on the treasures of the literary world, from The Bell Jar to Brick Lane, Mrs. Dalloway to Middlesex. Containing a diverse selection of books to choose from, the guide includes a non-spoiler synopsis, background information on the author, historical context, interesting discussion points and facts, and potential companion volumes. Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, this informative and enthusiastic guide is guaranteed to inspire.
Charmers and rogues : extraordinary pet tales from ordinary homes edited by Anne Cuthbertson
This first collection of Pet Tales, compiled by Life editor Anne Cuthbertson, features a talking dog and a surfboarding cat, a chicken that thinks it's human, a foul-tempered duck called Mussolini, a bear called Tina, and an escaped cornsnake who may still be at large under the floorboards. Readers will adore the cast of quirky, sympathetic, heroic and adorable characters, including Lovable Rogues, Timid Souls, Hunters and Gatherers, Escape Artists, Givers of Joy and Dearly Departed. With a foreword by the dog-lover, television presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, this heart-warming, hilarious and at times heart-breaking book is a must for anyone who has ever loved a pet. The Pet Tales column of the Sunday Telegraph launched in 2010, giving readers the opportunity to send in their own stories and pictures. It quickly developed a devoted following with close to a thousand submissions to date.
China Travel Guide
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From Kinglake to Kabul edited by Neil Grant and David Williams
Kinglake had one day of disaster with far-reaching effects; Kabul has endured 30 years of war. In this remarkable collection of young people's writing, students from schools in Kinglake and Kabul share their stories of resilience, courage and hope.
Haiti noir edited by Edwidge Danticat
A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.
Haiti noir. 2 edited by Edwidge Danticat
A second collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.
The little Spanish cookbook
Little Spanish Cookbook explores the influences of geography, climate, culture and tradition that have shaped Spanish cuisine. More than 80 recipes are featured, selected to best reflect the unique characteristics of the country's food. Lavishly illustrated with location photographs as well as images of finished dishes and authentic cooking techniques.
One Direction : the whole story from dare to dream to where we are : 100% official 1D 1D
The members of British boy band One Direction share their experiences from their world tour.
Pick-up game : a full day of full court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr.
A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.
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Tales from the Cobra wars : a G.I. Joe anthology edited by Max Brooks
Original fiction from today's top crime and thriller writers, including a new story and introduction by Max Brooks. Featuring characters Flint, Scarlett, Destro, and the Baroness, Tales from the Cobra Wars depicts the ongoing war between G.I. Joe and Cobra from every angle.
This is happening : life through the lens of Instagram edited by Bridget Watson Payne
Over 100 million people use the Instagram app to take beautiful, lo-fi-looking photos of the special moments in their lives and then instantly share them with the world. This is Happening is the first-ever crowd-sourced book of Instagram photos, all capturing that single, fleeting moment that makes us happy and just begs to be photographed - the perfect cup of coffee, a scenic moment on the morning commute, the joy of new shoes, a loved one's shy smile. Featuring over 200 stunning shots by as many distinctive photographers, this petite yet chunky volume is an inspiring showcase of the easily-overlooked details that fill us with wonder each day, all captured through the dreamy lens of Instagram.
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The vegetarian's complete quinoa cookbook edited by Mairlyn Smith.
Presents 120 recipes using quinoa, one of the few plant foods that is a complete protein, with an introduction to cooking with quinoa and a full nutritional profile for each recipe.
Watchlist : a serial thriller based on an idea by Jeffery Deaver ; Linda Barnes, Brett Battles, Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, James Grady, David Hewson, Jon Land, David Liss, Gayle Lynds, John Ramsey Miller, P.J. Parrish, Ralph Pezzullo, James Phelan, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Scottoline, Jenny Siler, Peter Spiegelman, Erica Spindler.
In the first novella, The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust. Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet a the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript as he's drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and that the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?
Whetu moana : contemporary Polynesian poems in English edited by Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri & Robert Sullivan
Whetu Moana is the first anthology of contemporary Polynesian poetry in English edited by Polynesians. It collects poems written over the last twenty years from more than 60 poets in Aotearoa, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Niue and Rotuma. Well-known poets like Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Campbell and Haunani-Kay Trask are joined by talented young voices, the poets appearing in alphabetical order in a way that presents both an overall Polynesian identity and a focus on individual style. Traditional laments mix with street-smart rap rhythms; images of seascapes and landscapes mingle with shots of urban slums. Political anger is a powerful force in these poems but many are personal and particular. Whetu Moana reveals an active, changing, varied, creative scene, which confronts both a complex colonial past and a fast-moving global present with energy, courage and vitality.
Zombies: the recent dead edited by Paula Guran
Zombies have an enduring hunger for human brains - and humans have an enduring hunger of zombie fiction. Explore the necrotic nightmares of the undead: voodoo sorcerers, viral victims, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and yes, even the romantic.
The cat, the devil, and Lee Fontana Shirley Rousseau Murphy and Pat J.J. Murphy
To the devil, the span of a human life is as brief as spit on the wind. But the challenge of playing with flawed humans, like a cat toying with a mouse, is endlessly amusing. If the Devil loses a wager though, he will harass a person's descendants until he eventually gets his due. Which is why he is tormenting Lee Fontana. The night before Lee, a train robber, is paroled from jail, Satan terrifies and tempts him with the promise of one more successful heist. As Lee goes on, struggling to live an honest life working on a farm in Southern California with old friends, opportunities to get rich quick seem to appear at every turn and the temptation becomes too much to bear. But Lee has a secret ally looking out for him. The prison cat Misto, a yellow-tabby ghost, will tail the ex-con on his dangerous mission - an adventure that will leave a long legacy for everyone's favourite sleuthing cat, Joe Grey, and his pals in the charming California coastal town of Molena Point.
Song for night Christopher Abani
Part Inferno and part Paradise Lost, Song for Night is the story of a West African boy soldier's lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a landmine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut - a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up, and thereby distracting the other minesweepers. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children have invented. The book is unlike anything else ever written about an African war.
Welcome back to Apple Grove C. H Admirand
When Grace Mulcahy reluctantly returns to her hometown of Apple Grove, Ohio, she falls for firefighter Pat Garahan, and soon Pat is vowing to do whatever it takes to keep Grace in Apple Grove.
Truth about Mr. Darcy Susan Adriani
In this hot tale, Mr. Darcy confesses the truth about George Wickham right from the start, warning Elizabeth and the rest of Meryton about Wickham's despicable character. Will his honesty change the way Elizabeth feels about him and his previous poor behaviour? Will he still have to transform himself to win her love? And what will happen when scandal erupts?
The shoemaker's boy Joan Aiken
It is a night of visitors for Jem, the shoemaker's boy, working alone in his father's famous shop. First, three strange green children ask him for a set of silver keys, which he knows nothing about. Then a black knight comes requesting a fine pair of boots, and also the keys. But the third visitor proves to be the strangest and most magical.
An unnecessary woman Rabih Alameddine
You could say I was thinking of other things when I shampooed my hair blue, and two glasses of red wine didn't help my concentration. Let me explain. At the end of the year, before I begin a new project, I read the translation I've completed. I do final corrections (minor), set the pages in order, and place them in the box. This is part of the ritual, which includes imbibing two glasses of red wine. Aaliya lives alone with her books-books she has collected over a lifetime, books she translates into Arabic with no likelihood that they will ever be read. With her accidentally blue-dyed hair, her cantankerous dealings with her neighbours and her difficult relationship with her family, Aaliya is a character you will never forget. An Unnecessary Woman is a sublime novel, a love letter to literature and its power to define who we are.
Cryers Hill Kitty Aldridge
Sean Matthews stands at the bottom of George's Hill, more or less the very centre of the housing estate, with his hands on his hips. When Sean Matthews unknowingly witnesses an event he cannot bear to remember, his life is changed forever.
101 ready-to-use Excel macros Michael Alexander and John Walkenbach
Save time and be more productive with this helpful guide to Excel macros! While most books about Excel macros offer only minor examples, usually aimed at illustrating a particular topic, this invaluable resource provides you with the tools needed to efficiently and effectively program Excel macros immediately. Step-by-step instructions show you how to create VBA macros and explain how to customize your applications to look and work exactly as you want them to. By the end of the book, you will understand how each featured macro works, be able to reuse the macros included in the book and online, and modify the macro for personal use. Shows you how to solve common problems with the featured macros, even if you lack extensive programming knowledge. Outlines a problem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excel macro, as well as the downloadable code, to solve the problem. Provides an explanation of how each macro works and where to use the macro. With 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Macros, Microsoft MVP Michael Alexander helps you save time, automate tasks, and ultimately be more productive.
Dou ting hao = All well. A'nai
The rise and fall of Squizzy Taylor : a larrikin crook Hugh Anderson
Guns were fired in Fitzroy vendettas, police were killed in armed robberies and gangs operated in hotels and brothels - Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe.
His day is done : Nelson Mandela tribute. Maya Angelou
Was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honours the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate. This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved "Madiba" and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world.
Route 66 still kicks : driving America's Main Street Rick Antonson
"You'll never understand America until you've driven Route 66-that's old Route 66-all the way," a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. "It's the most famous highway in the world." With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This travelogue follows Rick and his travel companion Peter along 2,400 miles through eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles as they discover the old Route 66. With surprising and obscure stories about Route 66 personalities like Woody Gut.
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa Rick Antonson
Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendour and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson's eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city's myths the centuries old capital and traveller’s dream as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction.
Winter journey Diane Armstrong
A mother's silence, a village with a terrible secret, and a woman's journey to discover the truth. Halina Shore is a Polish-born forensic dentist who lives in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge. Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941 but was concealed for sixty years, Diane Armstrong's gripping novel is a detective story that is part mystery, part history and part forensic investigation. It is also a tale of love, loss and unimaginable sacrifice.
Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. Reza Aslan
Who was the Jewish peasant who, two thousand years ago, walked across what is now Palestine to gather followers with the goal of establishing the Kingdom of God? Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious "King of the Jews" whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth's life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time and the birth of a religion.
Joshua Dread : the handbook for gyfted children. Lee Bacon
Besides being bullied, Joshua faces one more obstacle in middle school, trying to hide his identity as the son of supervillains, the Dread Duo.
Joshua Dread : the nameless hero. Lee Bacon
Joshua Dread accepts an invitation to Gyfted & Talented, a summer programme for children with superpowers, but he and his friends have been chosen to form the greatest superhero team of all time, and their newfound fame could mean big trouble with Joshua's supervillain parents.
Chun qiu Zhan guo : Li beng yue hua xia de da lie bian = Chinese history : the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. Xianyong Bai
Blogging for dummies Amy Lupold Bair and Susannah Gardner
The blogosphere keeps changing and evolving, and so does this top blogging guide. A terrific book whether you're just starting out or are already blogging regularly, this book provides solid information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools you need to get started. You'll learn how to set up an account, find ample coverage of social plug-ins and emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog, and discover savvy ways to write your first post. Best of all, the book explores how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger.
1, 2, 3, sew : build your skills with 33 simple sewing projects. Ellen Luckett Baker
Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to decor and accessories. This very special ebook includes easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and instructions for how to print the patterns, making it an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike
How to do everything iPad Joli Ballew
Get the most out of the faster, more streamlined iPad with help from this practical guide. This third edition gets you started using all the revolutionary new features right away, such as the stunning Retina display, the 5-megapixel iSight camera, and the ultrafast 4G LTE wireless technology. Learn how to customize your iPad, access the Internet, use Mail and Safari, video chat with FaceTime, connect to social networks, and sync and back up your data. Download apps, music, movies, and more, take photos and video, use iCloud, and manage all of your content with ease.
How to do everything iPad 2. Joli Ballew
In How to Do Everything iPad 2, popular author Joli Ballew shows technology enthusiasts from high school kids to enterprise employees to grandmothers how to quickly master the basics of the iPad, including sending/receiving text messages and e-mail, surfing the Internet, reading e-books and other online content, and customizing the iPad. Chapters show users how to take/send images and video using the forward and rear-facing cameras; chat with other iPad users; and get content from the App Store and iTunes. The book also delivers in-depth information and time-saving tips, including how to map routes with the built-in GPS, synch the device with a computer, rent movies, take handwritten notes and translate them to typed pages, and more.
The mouth leading to the health Zhang Baoting
The gardener of Versailles : my life in the world's grandest garden Alain Baraton
In Alain Baraton's Versailles, every grove tells a story. As the gardener-in-chief, Baraton lives on its grounds, and since 1982 has devoted his life to the gardens, orchards, and fields that were loved by France's kings and queens as much as the palace itself. His memoir introduces readers to the private side of this living monument, and captures the essence of the connection between gardeners and the earth they tend, no matter how humble or grand.
City of terror Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Russian gold Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Skull Island Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Tiger's lair Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
The Hudson diaries : the life and times of a Baker Street resident Kara L. Barney
Victorian England, 1880. Sherlock Holmes is at it again! But this time, instead of his faithful chronicler Watson at the helm, his tales come from another source - Mrs. Hudson, the housekeeper. A new set of tales for a new generation, Sherlock Holmes is given to us in a whole new light: "The Great Detective" before he became great. From their first meeting to her place as a permanent resident of Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson helps us rediscover the ever-logical detective who has become a literary icon.
The star harbor series 4-book bundle Elisabeth Barrett
The wickedly handsome Grayson brothers are all grown up, but will they ever give up their bad-boy ways? Set in the picturesque Cape Cod town of Star Harbor.
Deep autumn heat: Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, celebrity chef Sebastian Grayson had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his brothers. But Lexie Meyers, a local cafe owner with kissable lips and a "get lost" attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. Sebastian fires up his charm and even dares her to join him in a televised cook-off. Lexie's been burned in the past and flings just aren't her thing. Too bad Sebastian can't resist a challenge.
Blaze of winter: Frustrated with her life in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to help manage the Star Harbor Inn, but she doesn't count on distraction in the form of Theo Grayson. Not only does the gorgeous, green-eyed author have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in distress. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart, if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it.
Long simmering spring: Dr. Julie Kensington remembers when the Grayson brothers were nothing but trouble. Back in high school, Cole's rugged sex appeal set her heart ablaze. Now Julie's finally ready to embrace her wild side, and Sheriff Cole Grayson, ex-military, tormented, and sexier than ever, is just the man to show her the way, unleashing years of pent-up cravings. Neither of them counted on falling in love, but together, they can overcome the past and build a future.
Slow summer burn: Cameron Stahl is the last sort of woman DEA agent Val Grayson ever dreamed he'd fall for. A beautiful socialite and successful entrepreneur, she's just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor. But one searing look from Val shows her exactly what's missing from her life. When Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player, he can't stop her from putting herself in danger. But all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it's too late.
The adventuress M. C Beaton
Appearances can be very deceptive… At first, Emily Goodenough and her father, Sir George, are exactly what the servants at No.67 Clarges Street are hoping for: respectable tenants to usher in an uneventful Season. But all is not what it seems and it's not long before Rainbird the butler uncovers their secret: Sir George is an ex-butler and his 'daughter' a runaway chambermaid! Rainbird's resolve is tested, however, when he learns of villainous Sir Edward Kirby's plot to unmask the pair and force his attentions on Emily. So the staff join forces with their former fellow servants in a scheme to make the Goodenoughs Society's darlings, foil Sir Edward's plot, and snare the man of her dreams for Emily in the bargain!
Agatha Raisin and a spoonful of poison M. C Beaton
In the village of St Twadey tragedy strikes at the jam making competition. Someone has injected LSD into all the home-made jams. Of course the youth of the village are the first to be suspected. Only Agatha with her flashes of intuition would suspect the prim vicar's wife - but it will take all of her detective skills to prove the woman guilty.
Agatha Raisin and kissing Christmas goodbye M. C. Beaton
Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and, like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more… . Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she gall scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: the upcoming Christmas festivities and her ex, James Lacey. This year she is sure that if she invites James to a really splendid, old-fashioned Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log. When a wealthy widow hires Agatha because she's convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her, Agatha is intrigued - especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house. Who in this rather sterile house, complete with fake family portraits, could have hated the old lady enough to poison her? Agatha sets out to find the murderer, all the while managing a pretty, teenage trainee who makes her feel old and planning for a picture-perfect Christmas, with James, all the trimmings, and perhaps even snow.
Agatha Raisin and the busy body M. C. Beaton
When Mr. John Sunday, a self-important officer with the Health and Safety Board, is stabbed to death with a kitchen knife during the village's Christmas festivities, Agatha's detective agency is on the case.
Agatha Raisin and the Christmas crumble M. C. Beaton
Agatha is spending Christmas at home in the Cotswolds - and in a fit of goodwill towards all men (and women) she invites six of Carsley's oldest residents to come around and share Christmas lunch with her. Christmas jollity soon turns to disaster as Agatha accidentally kills one of her guests with a gruesome homemade Christmas pudding… so will it be Christmas in the cells for Agatha? Or can she fix an escape out of this particular festive mess!
Agatha Raisin and the curious curate M. C. Beaton
He was a vicar to die for - and he did! Agatha is going through a man-hating phase and so is unmoved by news of the captivating new curate. But when she meets the golden-haired, blue eyed Tristan Delon, she is swept off her feet… along with every other female in the village. She is positively ecstatic when he invites her to dine with him but the next day Agatha is left with a hangover from hell - and his cold corpse suggests that, once again, she's in the frame for murder!
Agatha Raisin and the day the floods came M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin decides to escape for a holiday on a remote island paradise, and becomes involved in an investigation into strangely similar crimes that took place half a world apart involving the mysterious deaths of young blonde women.
Agatha Raisin and the deadly dance M. C. Beaton
Can the feisty Agatha cut it as a private investigator? When wealthy divorcee, Catherine Laggat-Brown walks in, Agatha gets her first real case. Death threats, blackmail and physical attack soon follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do.
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam M. C. Beaton
When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny-and true love-lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies. But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer. The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook-and a husband?
Agatha Raisin and the haunted house M. C. Beaton
Returning to the humdrum routine of her home, Agatha Raisin finds herself falling for charming new neighbour Paul Chatterton and becomes involved in the investigation of a believed-haunted house and its murdered owner.
Agatha Raisin and the love from hell M. C. Beaton
Recently married to James Lacey, Agatha Raisin quickly finds that marriage, and love, are not all they are cracked up to be. Rather than basking in marital bliss, the newlyweds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. After a fight down the local pub, James suddenly vanishes - a bloodstain the only clue to his fate - and Agatha is the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name and find her husband, Agatha begins her investigation.
Agatha Raisin and the murderous marriage M. C. Beaton
The morning of Agatha's marriage to James Lacey dawns bright and clear. But her luck runs out in the church when Jimmy, the husband she had believed long dead, turns up large as life and twice as ugly. Agatha has a go at strangling him. James breaks off the engagement. So when Jimmy is found murdered next day, Agatha and James are both the prime suspects. And they'll have to work together in order to clear their names.
Agatha Raisin and the perfect paragon M. C. Beaton
After nearly being killed, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife. But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned.
Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener M. C. Beaton
Never say die. At least, that is what Agatha tells herself when she returns home after a sojourn in the capital to find a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbour James Lacey. The beautiful newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior to Agatha in every way, especially when it comes to gardening and green fingers is not a condition Agatha has ever suffered from. So with Carsely Garden Open Day fast approaching, Agatha secretly longs for some fascinating crime to occur to remind James of her genius for investigation and to distract him from the fragrant Mary. And sure enough, a series of destructive assaults on the finest gardens is followed up by a truly startling murder when Mary herself is discovered buried upside down in a terracotta pot. True to form, Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But alas, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own.
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death M. C. Beaton
Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. When Agatha enters the village quiche-making competition, her perfect product is soon exposed - as not only shop-bought but poisoned - and it kills the contest judge. But can Agatha expose the real murderer?
Agatha Raisin and the terrible tourist M. C. Beaton
In this sixth entertaining outing Agatha leaves the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely to pursue love - and finds a murderer. Spurned at the altar, she follows her fleeing fiancé James Lacey to Cyprus, where, instead of enjoying the honeymoon they'd planned, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Intrigue and a string of murders surround the unlikely couple, in a plot as scorching as the Cypriot sun!
Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet M. C. Beaton
Former London PR agent, Agatha Raisin still hasn't adjusted to village life. When the town's new vet is found dead in what police call a freak accident, Agatha convinces the hard-to-get James Lacey that playing amateur detective might be fun.
Agatha Raisin and the walkers of Dembley M. C. Beaton
After time away, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her handsome neighbour, James Lacey. True, James seems less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, found in a field, is young hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her life enraging landowners by insisting on her right to roam. Hope springs eternal in Agatha's breast as she lures the reluctant James into her investigation. There are so many leads to follow, for Jessica's fellow walkers - not to mention the landowners - all seem able to commit murder.
Agatha Raisin and the wellspring of death M. C. Beaton
Opinion is divided in a village in the English Cotswolds to a company's request to bottle water from the village spring. One side sees economic benefits, the other a degraded environment. When the council chairman who was to make a decision is murdered, sleuth Agatha Raisin goes to work.
Agatha Raisin and the witch of Wyckhadden M. C Beaton
There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a previous investigation, travels to an old-fashioned hotel in order to repair the damage away from the neighbours in her all-too-cosy Cotswolds village. Unhappy about the slow results and prompted by the elderly residents of the resort, she consults the local witch for help. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, just in case!) and is soon sprouting hairs and capturing the fancy of the village police inspector. But the quiet town is stunned by the murder of the witch. Which one of the greying guests is capable of such a brutal crime? The brassy yet endearing Agatha won't stop until she finds the culprit - and, of course, a little love, too.
Agatha Raisin and the wizard of Evesham M. C. Beaton
The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon.
Animating Maria. M. C. Beaton
Maria Kendall is stunningly beautiful, impeccably mannered, effortlessly graceful - in short, a perfect candidate for marriage. Thus all of polite London society is astonished that she is the latest charge of Amy and Effy Tribble, eccentric spinsters.
As the pig turns : someone's gone the whole hog M. C. Beaton
Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren't as they seem… Very quickly it transpires that the spit pig is in fact Gary Beech, a policeman not much loved in Winter Parva. And although Agatha has every intention of leaving the affair to the police, she rapidly changes her mind when she finds out Gary's ex-wife has hired Toni to investigate. Cantankerous and competitive as Agatha is, she has to now join the fray and try and solve the case herself.
Beatrice goes to Brighton. M. C. Beaton
Lady Beatrice is fleeing an arranged marriage by stagecoach to Brighton, where the proud beauty meets her match in Miss Hannah Pym who is determined to find her a proper beau.
Belinda goes to Bath. M. C. Beaton
No sooner does Miss Pym board her next stagecoach than she finds herself embroiled in the plight of Miss Belinda Earle, a spirited heiress banished to Bath after swearing off the marriage market. When the coach founders near Baddell Castle, and the dashing Marquis of Frenton comes to the rescue, Miss Pym decides to give Fate a hand. Although the austere bachelor disdains romance, his furtive glances towards Belinda prove to Miss Pym that her expert matchmaking will soon turn this star-crossed couple into a heavenly match.
The chocolate debutante. M. C. Beaton
A woman of independent means with a healthy dose of cynicism about the male persuasion, Harriet Tremayne is content with her circle of spinster friends and their devotion to literature, women's rights, and intellectual interests. However, when she determines to undertake a London Season for her beautiful but featherbrained niece, she concedes she must appear less a bluestocking and more fashionable to successfully sponsor this impossible young lady whose only real desire, it seems, is to consume chocolate. Certainly her modish new appearance has nothing to do with the attentions of Lord Dangerfield, a wicked man of the world who has designs on the fair niece, yet spends an inordinate amount of time trying to sell Harriet on the virtues of his all-too-obvious attributes.
Deborah goes to Dover. M. C. Beaton
Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, tomboyish Lady Deborah Western seems set on dressing and behaving in a most unladylike manner, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbour, the Earl of Ashton. Fortunately for the Earl, Miss Pym is on hand to make sure the gorgeous girl is introduced to some more feminine pursuits.
The dreadful debutante. M. C. Beaton
Arranging a season for an unruly young lady whose habit was to enter drawing rooms by sliding down banisters presented a challenge at best - especially since the hoydenish Mira had a sister of incomparable grace and beauty. Mira wasn't daunted at all by the local society and its ridiculous marriage mart. Her heart belonged to Lord Charles, who had been the object of her dreams ever since she was a child. Alas, Charles had eyes only for her ever-perfect sister, Drusilla. Along the sidelines, the Marquess of Grantley was enjoying Mira's jealous antics - although pushing her sister into the fountains had practically ruined her social cachet. It was up to him to restore her to respectability and make her an eligible bride once again. Yet when he succeeded, the lovelorn Marquess began to wish he had left well enough alone.
Duke's diamonds. M. C. Beaton
Emily had been retrieved from orphanage life for the exclusive position of companion to Sir Peregrine's hound, Duke. Upon the gentleman's death, Emily and Duke inherited a fortune in diamonds. But Duke soon fell prey to greedy relatives, and Emily had to protect herself from Lord Storm, who had declared Emily's pedigree quite unsuitable, while at the same time threatening to steal her heart.
Emily goes to Exeter. M. C. Beaton
A dead employer's legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure travelling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. What the girl's darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch. And so as soon as the travellers repair to an inn, Miss Pym begins her matchmaking and although Lord Ranger Harley complains he'll not marry an ungrateful minx, Miss Pym suspects once she's marshalled the couple into sharing intimate household chores, all romantic knots will be untangled.
Enlightening Delilah. M. C. Beaton
If only Sir Charles Digby hadn't kissed her, perhaps Delilah Wraxall would not be in the spiteful habit of declining so many marriage proposals. In that one impassioned kiss, she had learned the enchantment of true love - and the fury of a woman scorned when Sir Charles vanished without an explanation. Now she breaks hearts with glee, wreaking havoc among the surplus of suitors vying for her hand - and driving her father to desperate measures. The only hope for his flirtatious daughter rests in the capable hands of Amy and Effy Tribble and their reputable School for Manners. But subduing Delilah proves a monumental challenge. For as she steps into London's social limelight, she's concocted a plan to pique Sir Charles' jealousy.
Finessing Clarissa. M. C. Beaton
Lovely, wealthy, and well bred, Clarissa Vevian has been unable to find a suitable husband because of her terrible clumsiness. Her petite and fastidious mother, the Lady Clarendon, has tried to mould Clarissa into a dainty miss to fit the fashion - but until the fashions fit tall Clarissa, her mother's efforts are doomed to failure. Enter Amy and Effy Tribble, chaperones-for-hire, who have seen three charges through the perils of three Seasons and into the waiting arms of eligible gentlemen.
The ghost and Lady Alice. M. C. Beaton
Alice Lovesey was a poorly mistreated scullery maid whose desperate plea for help miraculously summoned Wadham Hall's rakish eighth duke - summoned him from the dead! Though caught up in the delights of being newly materialized, the duke promised to return the favour by helping Alice become a lady of quality. But did Alice's heart stand a ghost of a chance now that she had lost it to a restless spirit?
The Highland countess. M. C. Beaton
Morag Fleming, the Countess of Murr, had been bride to the most lecherous lord in Scotland - yet the ravishingly lovely girl had never been touched. So it was that Morag had never borne a child - yet as a young widow, she arrived in London with a fine son in tow. Her background had left her ignorant of the follies and fopperies of fashion - yet soon all of society was at her feet. Most incredible of all, she knew so little about the ways and wiles of love - yet set her heart upon none other than the devastatingly handsome, charming, and wealthy Lord Toby Freemantle, who could have any woman he wanted, and was clearly not interested in her.
Hiss and hers M. C. Beaton
Agatha has fallen head over heels in love again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: a poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike. Rising to the occasion, Agatha rallies her little detective agency to find the killer, only to learn that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated? Well, if she can't have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of confronting the other women and solving the crime.
Lady Anne's deception. M. C. Beaton
When Lady Anne Sinclair vowed to marry anyone as long as it meant she married before her spoilt beauty of a sister, she had no idea the 'anyone' would be the Marquess of Torrance. Long the darling of the ton - and considered quite the confirmed bachelor - he succumbed to Annie's charms and, most magically, made her his wife. But Annie's lifelong battle for attention had ill-prepared her for married life. In a tipsy revery on her wedding night, she blurted out her real reason for marrying the Marquess - and her husband's formidable pride shut the door on any further communication. Only a crisis of major proportions could bring the headstrong newlyweds together. And no less than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with sinister political ambitions known only to himself, embroiled Annie in a dangerous plot that taught her the truth about her wifely sentiments.
Lady Lucy's lover. M. C Beaton
Poor deluded Lucy. She married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard, and she refuses to admit that his frequent overnight absences are of significance. It is not until he reveals that Lucy's parents "bought" him for her that it really stings. And then one night at a ball she meets the charismatic Duke of Habard - and suddenly anything seems possible.
Lady Margery's intrigue. M. C Beaton
At age twenty-three, the petite Lady Margery has already graced the rows of wallflowers for many a season. With the one exception of Charles, the Marquess of Edgecombe, the only man who ever dances with her, Lady Margery will have nothing to do with men; what's more, she does not even particularly like Charles. Bored beyond words, she firmly decides this to be the end of it all and returns to the comfort of her only love, her home at Chelmswood. But she does not find comfort, not even there. It seems her middle-aged father has taken for himself a dim-witted brat of nineteen to be his bride. Forced into bankruptcy by his child-bride's lust for luxury, Margery's father determines to sell Chelmswood. But Margery will not hear of it and launches an all-out, military-like campaign to ensnare herself a wealthy husband and save her ancestral family home. Everything seems to be going according to plan until the unforeseen intervention of Charles sabotages Margery's plan, giving them both a run for their money.
Love, lies and liquor M. C Beaton
Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies' Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey, so she welcomes his return to the cottage next door with her usual triumph of optimism over experience - especially when he invites her on holiday at a surprise location that was once very dear to him. With visions of a romantic hide-away in Italy or the Pacific dancing in her head, Agatha goes off happily with James to … Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex." "While James may have fond memories of boyhood holidays there, Snoth-on-Sea has seen better days, as has the once-grand Palace Hotel, now run-down and tacky and freezing cold. Nor do the other guests have much to recommend them, especially the brassy honeymoon couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who pick a fight with Agatha in the dining room. But trouble has a way of following Agatha even if romance does not: Just as she and James are preparing to flee to warmer climes, Geraldine Jankers is found dead on the beach - strangled with Agatha's scarf. So much for Agatha's holiday fantasies: not only is it time to put her detective skills to work, but the police are not even sure that she'll be allowed to leave town.
Marrying Harriet M. C Beaton
Miss Harriet Brown, daughter of a Methodist minister, is the embodiment of propriety and Christian charity - too much so, perhaps, for her own good. The virtues Harriet possesses are far from fashionable, but Amy and Effy Tribble, chaperones-for-hire, feel confident that their new charge will attract a worthy vicar or two before the end of the Season.
Milady in love. M. C Beaton
Just when he'd fobbed off the last brat, another appeared to take her place! Poor Lord Anselm! The dashing bachelor was forever plagued with dying relatives leaving their female children to his care. Indeed, he had squired so many a silly miss from schoolroom to marriage mart that he had sworn off woman altogether. The current ward was far and away the worst. Cheeky as only a French girl could be, Yvonne de la Falaise had surely sent her papa to an early grave with her melodramatics and mischief. Thank goodness for her governess, Patricia Cottingham, so calm, so competent. But all was not as it seemed, or so Anselm learned, and very nearly too late.
The miser of Mayfair. M. C Beaton
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London's fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death? Something must be done so that the servants of this house don't lose their livelihood. Salvation seems to come in the form of Roderick Sinclair who confirms he wishes to rent the house for the current season. The staff is overjoyed - until they find that Mr. Sinclair is a terrible miser who is planning no parties. Furthermore, his ward, Fiona, though a dazzling Highland beauty, does not seem to possess one bright idea in her head. But it is Rainbird, Number 67's clever and elegant butler, who sees through her facade and resolves to help his mysterious mistress in whatever way he can.
Penelope goes to Portsmouth. M. C Beaton
Kind-hearted Miss Hannah Pym is off to Portsmouth in the company of the beautiful but practical Miss Penelope Wilkins. Miss Pym quickly realises that Penelope needs someone to enliven her sheltered life, someone perhaps like their handsome travelling companion, Lord Augustus Railton. Penelope, however, thinks Lord Augustus is a ne'er-do-well. Hannah's hopes for adventure, on the other hand, are fulfilled when the coach happens upon a footman who faces hanging for a crime he didn't commit.
Perfecting Fiona. M. C Beaton
Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners. Fiona has been sent to them by her guardians as a last resort, for at nineteen, the beautiful and wealthy Scottish heiress still has no prospect of a suitable marriage. The Tribbles are puzzled, however, by their charge's demure perfection, until they take her to her first ball - and discover she is an incorrigible flirt! And when quizzed by the Tribbles Fiona betrays her real feelings … so the sisters are forced to confront the truth about her past!
Plain Jane. M. C Beaton
It's up to the servants of No. 67 Clarges Street to hatch a scheme … and arrange a match! 'Oh, to be as beautiful as Euphemia!' sighs plain Jane Hart when she joins her sister at No. 67 for the Season, as then Lord Tregarthan might notice her … as she has noticed him and forever lost her heart. And while it is Euphemia's fate to flit her way through balls and into the arms of a marquis, Jane's is to stay at home … until the Downstairs staff transform the plain Miss into the Season's sensation and send her waltzing into a daring liaison with the man of her dreams!
Rainbird's revenge M. C Beaton
Love comes home to A House for the Season! When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find himself a suitable wife, and love will have nothing to do with his selection. The duke's search is soon disrupted by the arrival in town of Miss Jenny Sutherland - a beautiful but hugely spoilt country girl whose vanity is overwhelming. In fact it was her guardian who brought her to London in the hope her ward will get the put-down she so sorely deserves. But no one had counted on the intervention of Rainbird, the duke's shrewd and resourceful butler. Befriending Jenny, they devise a mischievous scheme that will ensure Jenny's social success - and secure, once and for all, the fate of the close-knit family of servants at No.67 Clarges Street!
Refining Felicity. M. C Beaton
Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they could have ever imagined. Not only is Felicity indifferent to the idea of marriage, she is also a spoilt brat! And when, despite their best endeavours, Felicity insists on remaining unrefined and hoydenish, the Tribbles begin to fear that her season - and their new business venture - will end in disaster.
Yvonne goes to York. M. C Beaton
No coach journey is ever dull with Miss Pym aboard, and this one proves no exception: Hannah meets Yvonne Grenier, fleeing the Horror in France, and very soon determines to find a suitable match for this beautiful and charming Frenchwoman.
Rake's Progress M.C Beaton
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead M.C Beaton
There Goes the Bride M.C Beaton
The Wicked Godmother M.C Beaton
Huckleberry Hill. Jennifer Beckstrand
Miller. With their thirteen children grown, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next adventure. That means trying their hands at matchmaking - because what could be more fun than igniting love when it's right - and undoing mismatches when they're wrong. Now Huckleberry Hill just might turn out to be the most romantic spot in Wisconsin. Lia Shetler is resigned to being a spinster. She's too tall and sturdy to ever be marriageable - so says her overbearing dat. Instead, she's helping her pretty, spoiled sister Rachel secure the perfect husband - the Helmuths' grandson, Moses Zimmerman. But the more Lia sees of Moses' gently teasing ways and quiet understanding, the more she wishes he could be hers alone… Moses knew his grandparents couldn't resist trying to find him a wife. But he never expected it would be the graceful, sensible Lia - a woman who is tall enough to look him in the eye, and honest enough to make him question a promise holding him to his past. Now both will need the kind of miracles only faith and courage can bring to finally reach for a lifetime of happiness.
Historical frictions : Maori claims and reinvented histories. Michael Belgrave
Historical Frictions explores the role of the courts and of various types of commissions in mediating and reinventing historical narratives of colonisation. Author Michael Belgrave shows how the courts became from 1840 places where different narratives of discovery and conquest, of loss and displacement and of claims to resources and mana were debated. These legal debates were not only between Maori and Pakeha; Maori also used the courts to maintain or reclaim traditional rights between Maori and Maori. From this perspective the Waitangi Tribunal is less radical than is often supposed and is seen to be carrying on a similar function to earlier tribunals and courts in the transformation of historical narratives. Historical Frictions covers a number of issues, all of which have been before the Waitangi Tribunal, including the Old Land Claims, the Kemp Purchase, confiscation, the Orakei Block, the Whanganui River, fisheries, the Chatham Islands and the Wellington Tenths claim.
Marti Friedlander Leonard Bell
From Maori moko to Dame Whina Cooper (Te Rarawa) and the 1975 Maori land march, from Rita Angus to Norman Kirk, from Israel to Fiji, Marti Friedlander's photographs have captured the transformation of our lives over the last 50 years. But Friedlander has not simply recorded the places, events, and personalities of recent history, she has brought to her subjects a distinctive eye.
Hit list : an in-depth investigation into the mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination Richard Belzer and David Wayne
Belzer and Wayne set out to uncover the truth about the many witness deaths tied to the JFK assassination. For decades, government pundits have dismissed these "coincidental" deaths. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents. Others clearly seemed noteworthy; witnesses who did seem to know something and did seem to die mysteriously. The findings were absolutely staggering: some cases were clearly linked to a "clean-up operation" after the murder of President Kennedy, while others were the result of 'other forces'.
What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to Einstein's ideas, and why they matter. Jeffrey O Bennett
It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in hand, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole. The theory of relativity also gives us the cosmic speed limit of the speed of light, the mind-bending ideas of time dilation and curvature of spacetime, and what may be the most famous equation in history: e = mc2. Indeed, the theory of relativity shapes much of our modern understanding of the universe, and it is not "just a theory:" every major prediction of relativity has been tested to exquisite precision and its practical applications include the Global Positioning System (GPS). Bennett proves anyone can understand the basics of Einstein's ideas. His intuitive, nonmathematical approach gives a wide audience its first real taste of how relativity works and why it is so important not only to science but also to the way we view ourselves as human beings.
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story John Berendt
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows.
Wondrous beauty : the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. Carol Berkin
The remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jerome Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England.
iPad. J. D. Biersdorfer
Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple's new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner's manual up to the task. That's where this bestselling guide comes in. You'll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business.
At my table. Amanda Bilson
A cookbook for those with diabetes, their families and friends or for anyone interested in cooking and eating gorgeous food - a collection of special occasion recipes from some of the finest chefs in the southern hemisphere.
Maeve Binchy's treasury : over 40 heartwarming stories taken from The Return Journey and This Year It Will Be Different, with five new stories Maeve Binchy
A collection of Maeve Binchy's heart warming short stories, including some set in Australia, all showing her deep insights into family life.
And the miss ran away with the rake. Elizabeth Boyle
Sensible gentleman of means seeks a sensible lady of good breeding for correspondence, and in due consideration, matrimony. Which is exactly the sort of advertisement that makes practical-to-a-fault Daphne Dale's heart flutter. A sensible gentleman, in her estimation, is the perfect match, and she's even more convinced once she's exchanging sensibly romantic letters with her very appropriate suitor. That is, until Lord Henry Seldon strays into her path. He's everything she's vowed to avoid - a rakish charmer whose very touch seduces her practical sensibilities and her resolve. Lord Henry Seldon was not amused when his nephew placed an advertisement to find him a wife. Yet he couldn't resist replying to the note from "Miss Spooner." And once he discovers he's corresponding with none other than the disarming Daphne Dale, he finds it's too late to disavow his heart.
If wishes were earls Elizabeth Boyle
Harriet Hathaway believes that the Earl of Roxley is finally going to propose to her, so she is shocked when he approaches another girl, while Roxley is determined to keep Harry away from the unknown enemy who is targeting him.
The witch's daughter Paula Brackston
In the spring of 1628, young Bess Hawksmith watches her mother's body swing limp from the Hanging Tree. She knows that only one man can save her from the same fate Gideon Masters, the Warlock. She knows, too, that his help comes at a steep price. In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself. She has spent the centuries in solitude, moving from place to place, surviving plagues, wars and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth opens her heart to Tegan and begins teaching her the ways of the Hedge Witch. But Gideon is hunting her still. He will stop at nothing, determined even after centuries to claim her soul. And now, Bess is not fighting to save herself alone: now, she must protect the girl she has grown to love like a daughter.
Billingsly : the bear with the crinkled ear E. R. (Edward Ricardo) Braithwaite
A little girl and an extraordinary teddy bear share the secrets of a wondrous, sometimes puzzling world in this charming children's tale that celebrates diversity, from the acclaimed author of the schoolroom classic, To Sir, With Love. Lisbeth has a new best friend, her toy bear, Billingsly, who has one perfectly formed ear that is ideal for hearing what goes on in the world around him. But with his left ear, which is misshapen, he listens to Lisbeth alone. When she speaks into Billingsly's crinkled ear, Billingsly speaks back, though he'll talk to no one but Lisbeth because adults would never listen to him the way she does, and other children tend to shun him because he is different. When Lisbeth is in school, Billingsly enjoys adventures from his perch on the windowsill in her bedroom with animals roaming the outside world and magical creatures like the Tooth Fairy and the other bear in the mirror. But his greatest adventures take place when he is in Lisbeth's arms, for nothing is more magical than a little girl's love. Filled with wit and wonder, Billingsly is the tale of an extraordinary friendship that is sure to enchant children of all ages, and adults who are young at heart.
The American Andrew Britton
The titular character of 24-year-old Britton's debut thriller is no patriot. Jason March, a blond al-Qaeda operative with a ferocious grudge against the U.S.A., kicks off an orgy of revenge by blowing up Senate Majority Leader Daniel Levy's motorcade, slaughtering the senator, his aide and assorted Secret Service personnel. Assigned to hunt down this killer is ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey, March's former commanding officer when they were both Special Forces soldiers in the U.S. Army. While on a secret mission years before, March wounded Kealey and murdered everyone else on the team. Now, Langley sends the uniquely qualified Kealey, along with CIA counterterrorism expert Naomi Kharmai, after the unstoppable killing machine.
The assassin Andrew Britton
With the help of London's newest assistant chief, Naomi Kharmai, Ryan Kealey must stop his nemesis, William Vanderveen, who has a weapon of catastrophic power, and the help of someone on the inside with high ranking security clearance.
The courier Andrew Britton
Ryan Kealey now knows he'll never really put the game behind him. He's seen too much, and the instinct is too deeply hardwired. But the game itself has changed. Between tense interagency 'cooperation' that gums the works, and an overreliance on data-crunching and wiz-kid tech, today's US intelligence service has lost a step to its ever-bolder, viciously adaptable global enemies. And thanks to an incredible discovery in the Arctic, those enemies now have a nuke - capable of unleashing unthinkable terror.
The exile Andrew Britton
After militia members murder the niece of the U.S. president at a refugee camp in the West Darfur region, ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey is tasked with infiltrating a conspiracy that runs from the lawless streets of Sudan to the highest levels of American government.
The invisible Andrew Britton
For more than a decade, Ryan Kealey has been a key player in the war on terror. First, as a captain in the U.S. Army's third Special Forces Group, then as a contract operative with the CIA. His actions have saved thousands of lives, including that of the U.S. President. Now once again, Kealey receives the call of duty - only this time, the odds for success are slim to none. Tensions between Pakistan and India are at an all-time high. To complicate matters, twelve American climbers have disappeared in the snow-capped peaks of Pakistan's Hindu Kush range. The President is demanding answers, but neither government is supplying them. As the conflict escalates, Brynn Fitzgerald departs Washington D.C. on her first official trip as acting secretary of state. Her goal is to serve as an intermediary between the leaders of both nations as well as to ensure all efforts are being made in the search for the missing American climbers. But when Fitzgerald's motorcade is ambushed on the outskirts of Islamabad, her back-up team arrives to discover a disastrous scene: dozens are dead, including seven diplomatic security agents, and the secretary of state has vanished without a trace. In the wake of the unprecedented attack, Kealey's operation goes into high gear. Once again, he is joined by Naomi Kharmai, the British-born analyst who has taken on a daring new role with the Agency. But Kharmai is becoming as unpredictable as the man they're going after, and as they work their way toward the target, it becomes clear to Kealey that anyone is fair game - and no one can be trusted.
The operative Andrew Britton
Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a decade on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he's put danger behind him, and some of his demons to rest. His calm is shattered when he's swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore. Dozens are dead and critically injured, including the wife of CIA Deputy Director John Harper, whose investigation of the ambush is hampered by suspicion that one or more intelligence agencies has been compromised. With normal channels obstructed, Harper turns to Kealey, the one man with the resources, expertise, and freedom from government interference, to pursue the awful truth. Following a string of secrets and violence, Kealey blazes a trail from the confines of the innermost chambers of government and big business to the dimmest reaches of the human psyche, forced to match wits with a new nemesis aided by new allies, each with his or her own agenda. Slowly, Kealey unspools an unimaginable conspiracy that suggests America may in fact be its own worst enemy.
New beginnings Fern Britton
Christie Lynch's life is about to change for ever. A journalist and single mother of two, she can't believe her luck when she is spotted by a talent agent during an appearance on daytime TV show. Soon the nation's sweetheart, Christie can't help but love her new job and, for the first time in years, she can mend her leaking roof and buy her kids a few treats. But as her career soars, Christie's forced to spend more and more time away from her kids and from Richard the gorgeous single dad she recently met at the school gate. Can Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job?
Vintage cakes : tremendously good cakes for sharing and giving Jane Brocket
This is the first domestic cake and baking book to combine cake history, fabulous recipes and vintage styling, in settings that include colourful china, vintage tablecloths and tableware, cake tins and paper cases, and inspiring cake stands. There are six tempting chapters: Everyday Cakes, Cake-tin Cakes, Little Cakes, Elegant Cakes, Fancies & Frivolities and Celebrations, with cakes ranging from traditional afternoon tea fare such as Scones and Fruit Loaf to the decadent American Red Velvet Cake, and the Fruit-filled Plum Streusal Cake to delightfully colourful slices of Battenberg. There truly is a cake to suit every occasion and baking need. The book begins with a brief introduction to the history of the cake, the joys of sharing cakes and an in-depth look at the essential baking methods needed for perfect cake-making. The cake recipes are each introduced with delightful vignettes of history and provenance. Practice makes perfect and Vintage Cakes provides everything you need to whet your appetite. Whether you are preparing a sublime afternoon tea, an outdoor garden party or a picnic by the sea, Vintage Cakes provides the know-how and the inspiration for reassuringly old-fashioned treats that fill your kitchen with warmth and good smells.
Do or die : reluctant heroes Suzanne Brockmann
Former Navy SEAL Ian Dunn has been tasked by a mysterious government agency with rescuing two kidnapped children believed to have been taken prisoner in a South American embassy. Leading the mission alongside Phoebe Kruger, the new hire at the prestigious law firm where Dunn is a longtime client, Dunn will embark on a race against time while simultaneously dealing with an equally pressing danger he's being hunted by the mob for a job gone bust. In the midst of all this, Phoebe gets sucked deeper and deeper into Dunn's clandestine world, and Dunn faces some surprises of his own as he slowly becomes aware of Phoebe's sharp intelligence, keen sense of humour and generous heart things he's been missing all his life.
How to start a home-based mobile app developer business Chad Brooks
With the app market exploding, app designers will need a solid how-to guide to help them start their home-based business. This book will guide the reader through all the steps from design to marketing.
World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war Max Brooks
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, travelled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.
The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead Max Brooks
Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive and illustrated guide is the only book you'll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered. Granted, you probably already know that skills such as wilderness survival, leadership, and basic first aid are important when fighting off hordes of the undead. But The Zombie Survival Guide doesn't stop there, teaching you how to: Identify cases of infection by the zombie virus, Solanum, and recognize the hourly progression of symptoms: 'Hour 8: Numbing Of Extremities And Infected Area, Increased Fever [103-106 Degrees], Increased Dementia, Loss Of Muscular Coordination'; choose the right weapon: 'A Section Of Lead Pipe Will Work For A Single Encounter But Is Too Heavy For Those On The Move'; defend your home: 'A Ten-Foot Cinder-Block Wall, Reinforced Wih Steel Rods And Filled With Concrete, Is The Safest Barrier In Both Class 1 And Class 2 Outbreaks'; and much more. Filled with helpful illustrations and a sample 'Outbreak Journal' that should be kept on your person at all times, The Zombie Survival Guide is the only guide you will need to survive a most certain pandemic. 'Ignorance is the undead's strongest ally, knowledge their deadliest enemy,' Brooks writes. 'Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. The choice is up to you.'.
Dale Brown's Dreamland. Armageddon Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
The sixth in the series of high-tech thrillers centred on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF weapons research centre. Whilst relaxing on the beach in Brunei as guest of the Sultan, Dreamland's Breanna and Zen are shot at by unknown assailants. Then suddenly Brunei is under attack from terrorists.
Dale Brown's Dreamland. End game Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
Tensions escalate dangerously between India and Pakistan when India becomes the target of radical Islamic jihadists, and the conflict draws ever closer to a nuclear showdown, unless the Dreamland masterminds can find and destroy the terrorist cabal, using an untried instrument of ultimate power code-named End Game.
Dale Brown's Dreamland. Razor's edge Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
The weapon is codenamed "Razor" - the brainchild of the brilliant minds at Dreamland - a mobile chemical laser system with a range of 600 kilometres capable of downing anything that flies. The destruction of an American aircraft over northern Iraq suggests the inexplicable and unthinkable: a vengeful foe now possesses the lethal technology. It is fear that draws an old warrior out of retirement, and sends Dreamland's best pilots to the skies. But politics threatens to crush a covert engagement that must be won in the air and on the ground, unleashing a devastating rain of friendly fire that could ultimately annihilate a nation's champions - and perhaps Dreamland itself.
Dale Brown's Dreamland. Satan's tail Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
In the Nevada desert, the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed at a top-secret military facility called Dreamland. The beast is alive and prowling the high seas. As extremist Islamic pirates, armed and supported by a powerful Saudi terrorist, prey on civilian vessels in the Gulf of Aden, America aggressively answers with serious muscle: A next-generation littoral warship with a full range of automated weapons systems that the enemy has dubbed "Satan's Tail." However, unforeseen technological problems combined with the suicidal tendencies of a fanatical foe mean support is needed from above, and a pair of Dreamland's awesome Megafortresses and their Flighthawk escorts are dispatched to the war zone. But bitter professional rivalries threaten to damage, perhaps even destroy, the mission, and a vengeful opponent takes advantage of the disruption to strengthen his outlaw navy, raising the stakes in a battle the U.S. and the world simply cannot afford.
Dale Brown's Dreamland. Strike zone Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice
In the Nevada desert, the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed at a top-secret military facility called Dreamland Strike Zone. An Asian war that would have escalated into a nuclear nightmare has been halted, thanks to the raw courage, unparalleled skill, and total commitment of the Dreamland force. But an analysis of radar data has revealed the presence of an unknown super-weapon in the area: a robot warplane with terrifying capabilities, dubbed the "ghost clone." Though strikingly similar to Dreamland's own U/MF Flighthawk, no one knows where this fearsome instrument of destruction originated, but a rogue nation possessing a squadron of them could wreak unimaginable havoc on an unsuspecting free world. Now nothing less than a brazen, brilliantly conceived deception will lure the ghost clone out of hiding - and only a daring strike on enemy soil can avert a tomorrow too terrible to consider … if it isn't already too late.
Isle of wishes Sue Brown
After a whirlwind vacation on the Isle of Wight, where he found the love of his life, Sam Owens sends Liam Marshall home to Michigan to tie up loose ends so they can be together forever. When all communication with Liam goes silent, Sam worries. Fearing the worst, he enlists the help of his brother, British Metropolitan police officer Paul Owens, to help him find Liam and get him back safely in time for their wedding. Paul has little difficulty digging into this mystery across the pond. Paul is also good-looking and openly bisexual, all of which adds to the dismay of Wisconsin Detective Olaf Skandik. Olaf is ex-military and still closeted now that he's part of the police department. He's frustrated, hemmed in by the walls he's erected, and when he meets Paul, he wonders if this may be the time and opportunity for change. Looking into his brother's missing fiancé, Paul also starts looking into Olaf, and business soon mixes with pleasure, a bit of romance that may strengthen his case for them to make a future together.
The eternal wonder. Pearl S. Buck
Lost for forty years, a new novel by the author of The Good Earth The Eternal Wonder tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever and, ultimately, to love. Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has no contact with her American mother, who abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. A moving and mesmerizing fictional exploration of the themes that meant so much to Pearl Buck in her life, The Eternal Wonder is perhaps her most personal and passionate work, and will no doubt appeal to the millions of readers who have treasured her novels for generations.
Winner take all T. Davis Bunn
Marcus Glenwood's stunning legal victory over New Horizons Corporation came with a severe personal price. Now Glenwood is slowly getting back on his feet, back into his legal practice and back into a deeper relationship with Kirsten Stansted. But the CEO of New Horizons comes to Marcus seeking representation in a heart-wrenching personal matter. Dale Stedman's one-year-old daughter has been abducted, he claims, by the world-renowned opera diva Erin Brandt. The case swiftly becomes the centre of an international dispute and a media sensation. Before long, someone is after Marcus and Kirsten both, using deadly scare tactics. What dark secrets lie behind Erin's magnetic yet manipulative personality? They learn too late that the woman will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Cai Jun mystery magazine : Daybreak. Jun Cai
Cai Jun mystery magazine : Imprisonment. Jun Cai
Cai Jun mystery magazine : Jealousy. Jun Cai
Cai Jun mystery magazine : Out of focus. Jun Cai
Cai Jun mystery magazine : Plunder. Jun Cai
Cai Jun mystery magazine : The crime. Jun Cai
Hu die gong mu = Butterfly cemetery. Jun Cai
Zu zhou = Curse. Jun Cai
Etched in sand : a true story of five siblings who survived an unspeakable childhood on Long Island. Regina Calcaterra
In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets - and how she and her savvy crew of siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse. Calcaterra's emotionally powerful memoir reveals how she endured a series of foster homes and intermittent homelessness in the shadow of the Hamptons, and how she rose above her past while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together. Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that, regardless of social status, the American dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.
World Food Cafe : quick & easy recipes from a vegetarian journey Chris & Carolyn Caldicott.
After twenty years of squeezing in trips abroad at the same time as running the World Food Cafe, Chris and Carolyn Caldicott decided to take a sabbatical so that they could go on some longer journeys in search of new recipes. This book brings together the recipes they collected on a trek across the Andes; on their way down the Ganges delta; in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan; in the remote jungle of upper Burma; and even further away.
Wool to Weta : transforming New Zealand's culture and economy. Paul T. Callaghan
Victoria University physicist Paul Callaghan has given a series of public lectures around New Zealand, sponsored by the David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand, entitled 'Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park'. The lectures have been on the subject of sustainable wealth generation and culture change. Callaghan argues that if New Zealand keeps relying on tourism and farming we will fall all the way to the bottom of OECD rankings pretty quickly. What's the alternative? He argues that New Zealand's future lies in emerging industries based on science, technology, and intellectual property exemplified by companies like WETA, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare etc.
One painting a day : a 6-week course in observational painting : creating extraordinary paintings from every day experiences Timothy Callaghan
One Painting A Day offers you an inspiring six-week course exploring the timeless traditions of observational painting through daily experience and routine. This motivational guide is broken up into three parts to focus on the three major traditions of observational painting: still life, landscape, and portraiture. Each of the 42 daily exercises launches a small, immediate, and responsive painting based on a theme drawn from your daily experience.
The man who invented Vegemite Jamie Callister
Vegemite is perhaps Australia's most enduring cultural icon, but how did this pungent, salty black paste, which for a lot of us is how we start the day, come to be created?
Bonzo's war : animals under fire 1939-1945 Clare Campbell
What was it like to be a dog or cat when the world was at war? When food was rationed and cities were bombed? Pets (on the whole) do not write memoirs, so to find the answer to that question, Clare Campbell went in search of voices of those people whose lives were entwined with animals. Thoroughly researched and deeply moving, Bonzo's War gives a fascinating account of, and platform for, the forgotten stories as yet unheard, of the creatures big and small caught up in a human conflict far beyond understanding.
World famous in New Zealand : how New Zealand's leading firms became world-class competitors Colin Campbell-Hunt
World Famous in New Zealand is the story of how ten of New Zealand's finest companies became world-class competitors. It is a significant story: New Zealanders look to business enterprises for wealth, jobs and the products and services to live and to trade. In exploring the behaviour of ten carefully chosen firms the book shows how they overcame the disadvantages of size and distance to make an impact in world markets and to sustain it. This is not only a narrative of each firm's path to success, it is also an empirical analysis of the factors which assured that success. It discusses, for example, innovation, operations strategy, human resource management, the impact of national culture, the role of government.
Remodelista : a manual for the considered home Julie Carlson with the editors of Remodelista ; written and edited by Margot Guralnick ; photographs by Matthew Williams
The definitive field guide to creating simple, beautiful interiors from the team behind the inspirational home site
Memories from Acorn Hill Melody Carlson
The week before Easter brings many surprises to Grace Chapel Inn. Alice's old beau reappears and she finds herself facing feelings she never anticipated. And the sisters get to know a sullen teenager who has recently been left blind.
My Amish boyfriend Melody Carlson
Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer, and she can't wait to get to them. Unbeknownst to her, however, her widowed and ailing mother has plans of her own to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. Shannon quickly learns that living a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Ezra share her attraction? Will Shannon really make the jump into this new way of life? And will it be for the right reasons?
A simple song Melody Carlson
Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?
ManBQue John Carruthers
Deuces Down Michael Cassutt
Brass monkeys Terry Caszatt
When Eugene transfers to a new school in northern Michigan, he meets his scary English teacher named "Ming the Merciless" and embarks on the most frightening school field trip of his life.
All Wrapped Up in You Sun Chara
Pen to take on Great China : a person's National Geographic Dagang Chen
The name jar Yangsook Choi
After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.
The Age Atomic Adam Christopher
Empire State Adam Christopher
Hang Wire Adam Christopher
Seven Wonders Adam Christopher
For the term of his natural life. Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke
Charged with murder, but fearful of causing his family a scandal, Rufus Dawes declines to prove his innocence and submits to transportation to the penal colony in Australia.
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling
Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her class to a party without telling her family. Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona, but the girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other - just not every single minute.
Ramona and her father Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen.
The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.
The contortionist's handbook Craig Clevenger
Following an overdose of painkillers, Daniel Fletcher is resuscitated in a Los Angeles emergency room and detained for psychiatric evaluation. Through a series of tests, the psychiatrist must ascertain whether the patient intended to kill himself, or whether he can walk free. What the psychiatrist doesn't know is that 'Daniel Fletcher' is actually John Dolan Vincent, a brilliant forger who continually changes his identity to save himself from a lifetime of incarceration. John has done such assessments before - many, many times. While he creates an elaborate bluff for the evaluator, John reveals the true story of his traumatic past. But time is running out; as his underworld clients lose patience and the psychiatrist's net closes around him, he must negotiate the escape act of his life.
Dermaphoria Craig Clevenger
Eric Ashworth awakens in jail, unable to remember how he got there or why. His only memory is a woman's name: Desiree. Bailed out and holed up in a low-rent motel, Eric finds the solution to his amnesia in a strange new hallucinogen. By synthesizing the sense of touch, the drug produces a disjointed series of sensations that slowly allow Eric to remember his former life as a clandestine chemist. With a steadily increasing doses, Eric reassembles his past at the expense of his grip on the present, and his distinction between truth and fantasy crumbles as his paranoia grows in tandem with his tolerance.
The Zahir Paulo Coelho
'The Zahir', Paulo Coelho's new novel, is a follow-on to 'The Alchemist'. Paulo picks up the theme of the pilgrimage to Santiago but tells a very different, gripping story of love, loss and passionate obsession.
Gun church Reed Farrel Coleman
Once a literary wunderkind, author Kip Weiler now teaches creative writing at Brixton County Community College - a third-rate school in a rural mining town. When he saves his class from a potential bloodbath, he is initiated by two of his students into a cult-like group that worships the essential nature of handguns, and rekindles his long-absent creative spark. As Weiler's involvement with the cult deepens the lines between art and life blur until they become unrecognizable.
The Parthenon Enigma Joan Breton Connelly
Beneath an Irish sky Isabella Connor
Jack thought he'd put the past behind him. On the surface, he has everything, but a tragic road accident shatters Jack's world. Raised as an Irish Traveller, Luke Kiernan hasn't had it easy, and when he wakes in a Dublin hospital to find the man he's hated since childhood at his bedside, he's hungry for revenge. Two very different worlds collide, bringing new dangers, exposing past deceits, and unearthing dark family secrets buried long ago. But from tragedy springs the promise of a fresh start with two women who are intent on helping Jack and Luke mend their lives.
Lambrusco Ellen Cooney
The extraordinary Resistance movement of the Italian people in the Second World War is brought to life in a captivating, deeply moving story of a mother's search for her son, by the author of the widely acclaimed A private hotel for gentle ladies. The year is 1943. Nazis have invaded Italy; American troops have landed. At Aldo's restaurant on the Adriatic coast, Lucia Fantini, wife of the late Aldo, entertained customers for years with her marvellous opera singing, but normal operations have ceased; the restaurant has been seized by nazifascisti, and a resistance squad of waiters and tradesmen has been formed, led by Lucia's son Beppino. When he disappears after acting on his own to destroy a German truck, Lucia asks, "What kind of a partisan are you, blowing something up without telling your mother?" and sets off to look for him. Lucia is aided in her efforts by a richly drawn cast of characters, including Annmarie Malone, the American Army Intelligence officer who's a professional golfer back home; Tito Roncuzzi, the butcher who taught neighborhood dogs to pee on Fascists' boots, Etto Renzetti, the factory owner who scoffs at Dante, and Ugo Fantini, Aldo's physician cousin, who has reasons of his own for wanting to be near Lucia.
Thanksgiving Ellen Cooney
This highly inventive novel follows one family from 1662 to the present day in the same house as the Thanksgiving meal is being prepared, revealing history in a fresh personal way.
A Priceless Wedding Sara Cotner
Coconut 24/7 Pat Crocker
Angels of mercy : a Women's Hospital on the Western Front : 1914-1918 Eileen Crofton
This is the story of the wartime experiences of a group of women who ran a field hospital near the trenches during World War I, often under conditions of great hardship. The text draws on the women's diaries and letters home. The Scottish Women's Hospitals unit offered their services to France and opened a hospital in the ancient Abbey of Royaumont, near Paris. The hospital operated from 1915 to 1919 and became famous for its nursing care, cleanliness and efficiency, recognised by the French authorities as a key wartime hospital.
Raven's bride : a novel of Eliza Allen and Sam Houston Elizabeth Crook
Details the abrupt dissolution of Sam Houston's 11-week marriage to Eliza Allen in 1829, an event that caused lingering scandal and speculation. Sam, governor of Tennessee at 36, is portrayed as a heavy-drinking womanizer, egotistical, ambitious and confident that his destiny lies west, in Texas. He is smitten with teenage Eliza, sensuous and defiant despite a strict upbringing by wealthy parents.
Cherry money baby John (John M.) Cusick
Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family's tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college - she's marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry's small-town life just seems so small. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer, Cherry knows her life will change forever, no matter what she decides.
Love remains Kaye Dacus
Every grandmother wants to see her grandchildren happy, especially when it comes to their love lives. Join five active senior ladies and one gentleman who take a great interest in the lives and loves of their single grandchildren and become The Matchmakers. Zarah Mitchell and Bobby Patterson become the first focus of meddling grandmothers when he moves back to Nashville to work for the Tennessee Criminal Investigations Unit. Will Zarah be able to forgive the man who years ago chose a military career over her, especially when she learns he is investigating the historic preservation agency for which she works?
Turnabout's fair play Kaye Dacus
When Maureen O'Connor begins scheming to match her grandson Jamie with Flannery McNeill, the last thing she has in mind is a romance of her own. But when Jamie turns the tables and conspires with Flannery to bring Maureen and Flannery's grandfather Kirby together, everyone's best laid plans seem to go awry. Is Maureen willing to start a new relationship at this stage of her life. Will Jamie ever drop his veneer of self-sufficiency and succumb to true love?
Leisure & pleasure : reshaping & revealing the New Zealand body 1900-1960 Caroline Daley
Explores an unexpected aspect of New Zealand social history: the modern body at leisure. It begins by tracing the only New Zealand tour of Eugen Sandow, the most famous strongman of his age.
Julius Vogel : business politician Raewyn Dalziel
Julius Vogel (1835-99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled and isolated provinces into a unified nation, he cultivated trade connections and was an advocate of greater colonial autonomy and equal rights between men and women; he was an optimistic visionary.
Sex and money how I lived, breathed, read, wrote, loved, hated, dreamed and drank men's magazines Mark Dapin
An inside account of men's magazines through the eyes of a journo who's been bang in the middle of it.
Romancing the Duke Tessa Dare
As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. Now Izzy's given up yearning for romance. She'll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who's never even been kissed? This one.
The forever instinct Barbara Delinsky
On a five-day backpacking excursion Jordanna Kirkland did not expect to see Patrick Clayes. He was the opposite of her ex-husband. The trek was the place where they could toss out all restraint. Back in New York, Jordanna met Patrick again amid a major business crises. Would they deny happiness or defy the world and be happy?
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 Thomas Patrick Doherty
The abundance of WWII-era documentaries and the huge cache of archival footage that has emerged since 1945 make it seem as if cinematic images of the Nazis were always as vivid and plentiful as they are today. Yet between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more distinct and ominous only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docu-drama.
How to eat a cupcake Meg Donohue
When childhood friends Annie Quintana and Julia St. Clair reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery, they must overcome old betrayals, first loves, and a dangerous threat.
Lehrter Station David Downing
1945. John Russell is walking home on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party and that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell's livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he'll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It's a lose-lose situation. Shchepkin admits that his own survival now depends on his ability to utilize Russell. The only way out for the two of them is to make a deal with the Americans. If they can come up with something the Americans want or need badly enough, then perhaps Russell will be forgiven for handing German atomic secrets over to Moscow and Shchepkin might be offered the sort of sanctuary that also safeguards the lives of his wife and daughter in Moscow. Every decision Russell makes now is a dangerous one.
Masaryk Station David Downing
Berlin, 1948. Still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins, the city has become the cockpit of a new Cold War. The legacies of the war have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties a paradise for spies. Meanwhile, Berlin's German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviet forces who occupy half the city. John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA, trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double-agency is discovered by either. As tensions between the great powers escalate, each passing day makes Russell's position more treacherous. He and his Soviet liaison, Shchepkin, seek out one final operation one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other. It will be the most dangerous task Russell has ever taken on, but one way or the other, it will be his last.
Potsdam Station David Downing
Trapped in Berlin in the darkest days of 1945, British journalist John Russell, his girlfriend, and his son struggle to survive as the Third Reich collapses around them.
Silesian Station David Downing
Summer, 1939. British journalist John Russell has just been granted American citizenship in exchange for agreeing to work for American intelligence when his girlfriend Effi is arrested by the Gestapo. Russell hoped his new nationality would let him safely stay in Berlin with Effi and his son, but now he's being blackmailed. To free Effi, he must agree to work for the Nazis. They know he has Soviet connections and want him to pass them false intelligence. Russell consents, but secretly offers his services to the Soviets instead-not for anything too dangerous, though, and only if they'll sneak him and Effi out of Germany if necessary. It's a good plan, but soon things become complicated. A Jewish girl has vanished, and Russell feels compelled to search for her. A woman from his past, a communist, reappears, insisting he help her reconnect with the Soviets, who turn out to demand more than Russell hoped. Meanwhile, Europe lurches toward war, and he must follow the latest stories-to places where American espionage assignments await him.
Stettin Station David Downing
Third in his World War II spy series is set in 1941 Berlin where Anglo-American John Russell is investigating the fate of the Berliner Jews who are being sent east.
Zoo Station David Downing
Englishman John Russell is a member of the foreign press corps in Berlin and a first-hand witness to the brutal machinations of Hitler and the Nazi party in the build-up to war during the early months of 1939. Unlike many of his colleagues, Russell wishes to remain in Berlin for as long as possible to be close to Effi, his glamorous actress girlfriend, and above all to Paul, his eleven-year-old son who lives with his estranged German wife. When an old acquaintance turns up at his lodging house, Russell's life begins to change. Gradually he is persuaded by a combination of threats, financial need and appeals to his conscience to become a spy first for the Soviet Union and then, simultaneously, for the British. The grimness, the constant fear and the skin-deep glitter of pre-war Berlin alleviated by atmospheric excursions to Prague, Danzig, London and the Baltic seashore form a rich backdrop as Russell, a reluctant hero and saviour for some, treads along ever narrowing lines between the Russians, the British and the Gestapo.
Maeve Binchy : the biography Piers Dudgeon
More than a biography, this book visits Maeve Binchy in the land of her birth, which is the environment of her novels, and in the company of the author and her fictional characters sets out to discover the emotional contours which define her as a writer and person.
The plan C. Dulaney
Ask yourself this: If the dead rise tomorrow, are you ready? Do you have a plan? Kasey, a strong-willed loner, has something she calls The Zombie Plan. But every plan has its weaknesses, and a freight train of tragedy is bearing down on Kasey and her friends. In the darkness that follows, Kasey's Plan slowly unravels: friends lost, family taken, their stronghold reduced to ashes.
Death at Wentwater Court Carola Dunn
No stranger to sprawling country estates, well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground at Wentwater Court to cover a story for Town & Country magazine. But her interview gives way to interrogation when suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a chilly end on the tranquil skating pond. With evidence that his death was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard so the culprit can't slip through their fingers like the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice …
Heirs of the body Carola Dunn
When a claimant to the title of Lord Darlymple comes to an unexpected sticky end, the cry goes up: 'Was it murder?' The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple is recruited by her cousin Edgar - the current Lord Dalrymple - to help him find the next heir to the viscountcy. With the involvement of the family lawyer, they come up with four claimants who, along with Daisy, are invited to Fairacres, the family estate, to celebrate Edgar's fiftieth birthday. And they're a mixed bunch. A hotelier from Scarborough, a diamond merchant from South Africa, a mixed-race boy from Trinidad and a sailor from Jamaica. But then the sailor goes missing… and so begins a series of inexplicable and troubling accidents, resulting in the death of one of the would-be heirs. Daisy and her husband, DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, are left wondering who might be behind all of this and, more importantly… who's next?
A mourning wedding Carola Dunn
The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher seem to get a reprieve from their sleuthing duties when they are invited to the wedding of their friend, Lucy Fotheringay. Lucy's grandfather is hosting the ceremony at his beautiful estate and so it promises to be a typical affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and other colourful but not necessarily pleasant relatives. Daisy meets all these characters and observes the ensuing familial fraternization with a certain kind of amusing nonchalance. That is, until Lucy's great aunt is found strangled to death in her bed. Lucy, in the meantime, has arranged to meet her betrothed in the conservatory, but when she arrives she finds him trying to revive her uncle, who has died-or has he been murdered? And just like that a normally celebratory occasion turns suspicious. Now Daisy must sift through a throng of relatives-aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents- once wedding guests and now murder suspects. And she must find the killer quickly before another family member becomes a corpse.
Murder on the Flying Scotsman Carola Dunn
The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple is travelling on the Flying Scotsman in 1923 when someone murders the heir to a family fortune, and Daisy must help uncover the culprit.
Requiem for a mezzo Carola Dunn
In March of 1923, writer Daisy Dalrymple takes a break from her work to attend a performance of Verdi's Requiem at the Albert Hall with Scotland Yard's Detective Alec Fletcher. At the performance the soprano falls dead on stage, killed by cyanide poisoning. Daisy and Fletcher launch an investigation.
The winter garden mystery Carola Dunn
The body of a pregnant maid is discovered on the grounds of an English manor and police accuse the gardener of killing her. Fortunately, Town and Country reporter Daisy Delrimple is around to clear the man's name and find the real killer. By the author of Death at Wentwater Court.
Big dog… little dog P. D. Eastman
Two dogs are opposite in every way but are the very best of friends.
Flap your wings P. D. Eastman
When Mr. and Mrs. Bird discover a strange egg in their nest they decide to try and hatch it.
Fred and Ted go camping Peter Eastman
Even though they do things very differently, friends Fred and Ted enjoy going camping together in the woods.
Fred and Ted like to fly Peter Eastman
Friends Fred and Ted fly their planes to the beach and enjoy spending the day together, even though they do things very differently all along the way.
Fred and Ted's road trip Peter Eastman
Dogs Fred and Ted pack up their cars and go on a road trip, and their different ways of doing things have interesting results.
The nationbuilders Brian Easton
The Nationbuilders is a collection of linked essays on individuals and companies in the years from 1931 to 1984 who contributed in major ways to building a New Zealand nation. The book captures the intertwining of the lives of politicians, their advisers and their mentors, as well as the ideas and experiences which drove them. While his focus is on the economic strategy of the times, Brian Easton also looks at the cultural, social, union, business, and foreign policy strands in the nationbuilding project. The book finally explores what happened to nationbuilding in recent years and options for the future.
The 19th wife David Ebershoff
Jordan returns from California to Utah to visit his mother in jail. As a teenager he was expelled from his family and religious community, a secretive Mormon offshoot sect. Now his father has been found shot dead in front of his computer, and one of his many wives - Jordan's mother - is accused of the crime. Over a century earlier, Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, Prophet and Leader of the Mormon Church, tells the sensational story of how her own parents were drawn into plural marriage, and how she herself battled for her freedom and escaped her powerful husband, to lead a crusade to end polygamy in the United States.
Pasadena David Ebershoff
Chronicles the transformation of Southern California from frontier to suburb through the story of Linda Stamp and her relationships with her brother Edmund, orange rancher Willis, and mysterious Bruder.
Vines of Yarrabee Dorothy Eden
In praise of ageing Patricia Edgar
Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create and contribute to the world? Meet Jim Brierley, who was still jumping out of planes aged eighty-eight. And Muriel Crabtree, whose exhibition of pastels was opened by the Governor-General shortly after Crabtree died aged 102. Australians are staying healthy and living longer than ever before. Yet rather than focusing on the productive, rich, varied lives older people lead we dwell on the burden of ageing. In Praise of Ageing tells the stories of eight people who have lived well into their nineties and beyond. These people will inspire you, entertain you and motivate you to be connected, interested, risk-taking and inventive. They will challenge your preconceptions. And they will convince you that fifty is now the start of the second half of life and not the beginning of the end. Patricia Edgar's In Praise of Ageing is timely and groundbreaking in its desire to reshape our thinking.
Zone of the marvellous : in search of the Antipodes Martin Edmond
In the tradition of Dava Sobel and Longitude, award-winning writer Martin Edmond uses his extraordinary intellectual breadth and imaginative reach to elegantly and lucidly execute his most ambitious project to date - the history of 4,000 years of the Western imagination and the Antipodes, Great Southern Land, Zone of the Marvellous. Australia and New Zealand were imagined for thousands of years before they became real. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, from Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, mapmakers, charlatans have dreamt of a fabled land on the far side of the world. Even after the South Seas have long been discovered and settled, Edmond finds the tradition of the antipodes as 'Zone of the Marvellous' still exerts a powerful hold, over artists such as Sydney Nolan, Colin McCahon, Fiona Hall and Shane Cotton and writers such as James K Baxter and Janet Frame.
For her own good : 150 years of experts advice to women Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
A provocative perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.
My Amish childhood Jerry S. Eicher
Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed. Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to Honduras. Life in that beautiful Central American country is seen through an Amish boy's eyes - and then the dark days when the community failed and the family returned to America, much to young Jerry's regret. Jerry also tells of his struggle as a stutterer and his eventual conversion to Christ and the reasons for his departure from the childhood faith he knew.
Blockbusters : why big hits and big risks are the future of the entertainment business Anita Elberse
What is behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Enterprises and Manchester United along with such stars as Jay-Z and Lady Gaga? Which strategies give leaders in film, television, music, publishing, and sports an edge over their rivals? Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School's expert on the entertainment industry, has done pioneering research on the worlds of media and sports for more than a decade. Now, in this groundbreaking book, she explains a powerful truth about the fiercely competitive world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster products the movies, television shows, songs and books that are hugely expensive to produce and market is the surest path to long-term success. Along the way, she reveals why entertainment executives often spend outrageous amounts of money in search of the next blockbuster, why superstars are paid unimaginable sums and how digital technologies are transforming the entertainment landscape. Full of inside stories emerging from her unprecedented access to some of the world's most successful entertainment brands, Blockbusters is destined to become required reading for anyone seeking to understand how the entertainment industry really works and how to navigate today's high-stakes business world at large.
Always in my heart Mary Ellis
Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She's hidden this past from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends isn't a new pregnancy. It's the fifteen-year-old boy she gave away years ago.
Banksy : the man behind the wall Will Ellsworth-Jones
For someone who shuns the limelight by concealing his real name, never showing his face and never giving interviews except by email, Banksy is remarkably famous. In his home town of Bristol, in Los Angeles, in London, in New York, where there is a Banksy exhibition there is always a long queue. His book of his art, Wall and Piece, has sold over a quarter of a million copies. Such is the commercial value of his work that people have hacked an entire wall off a building because it bears some of his graffiti. His popularity is such that councils who in the past saw him as a vandal whose work should be washed off the streets now hurry to protect it. But who is this man; how did he become what he is now; what makes him tick? How far can we get to know and understand someone who goes to such lengths to keep his distance from us? Now, in first ever biography of Banksy, Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together Banksy's life and builds up a picture of the world in which he operates. He talks to both his friends and enemies, those who knew him in his early un-noticed days and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his new-found fame and fortune, and asks what, ultimately, this enigmatic character and his life's work add up to.
Seeing red Kathryn Erskine
When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.
The Water Breather Ben Faccini
Brotherhood of the grape John Fante
Henry Molise, a fifty-year-old successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his elderly parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, bricklaying father, Nick, despite being weakened by age and alcoholism, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons. His mother, ill and devoutly Catholic, still has the power both to comfort and confuse her children. Nick has been offered some well-paid work to build a smokehouse in the hills, and Henry, realising this might be the last chance they have to reconcile things, agrees to lend a hand. What he doesn't appreciate is how much this journey is going to change his view of his father.
Natural baby and childcare Lauren Feder
A guide to environmentally responsible parenting outlines how to complement conventional medicine with such alternative treatments as homeopathy, essential oils, and herbal medicine, in a reference that also covers organic foods, earth-friendly baby products, and more.
Get rich with apps! Jesse Feiler
Out of nowhere, apps have taken the world by storm. In a short time, millions of customers have downloaded apps - and they're eagerly awaiting more. If you're considering entering the market, stop thinking about it and make your move. You'll reach more customers, expand your product offerings, and grow new revenue streams. And it's much easier than you may realize.
The art of stone skipping and other fun old-time games : stoopball, jacks, string games, coin flipping, line baseball, jump rope, and more J. J. Ferrer
A collection of timeless games that guarantees kids a good time- by themselves, with a group of friends, or with family. Includes ball games such as Horse and Old Old Cat, card games (Crazy Eights and Rummy), sack races, and old favourites such as Duck, Duck, Goose and Red Rover.
Thank you for your service David Finkel
No journalist is better situated to reckon with the psychology of war than David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of a US infantry battalion as they carried out a gruelling 15-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now, Finkel follows many of those same men back home, in a journey that is less about geography than of psychological terrain, undertaken by people trying to heal or at the very least survive.
Ancestor stones Aminatta Forna
Abie follows the arc of a letter from London back to Africa to a coffee plantation that now could be hers if she wants it. Standing among the ruined groves she strains to hear the sound of the past, but the layers of years are too many. Thus begins the gathering of her family's history through the tales of her aunts - four women born to four different wives of a wealthy plantation owner, her grandfather. Asana, Mariama, Hawa and Serah: theirs is the story of a nation, a family and four women's attempts to alter the course of her own destiny.
The hired man Aminatta Forna
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.
Mother of all myths : how society moulds and constrains mothers Aminatta Forna
Motherhood has changed. For several decades there has been tension between traditional ideas and modern values of mothering. For years the trend was away from the constraints which bound down our own mothers and towards liberating women. But in the 1980s and 1990s the momentum has shifted into sharp reverse. Mother of All Myths documents the present backlash, examining responses in the media, the courts, the government, in medicine and through 'pop' psychology, which reasserts an old-fashioned, conservative and narrow view of what a mother should be and do.
Darling Georgie : the enigma of King George V Dennis Friedman
History depicts George V as a model husband, a near-perfect father and a self-confident monarch. Dennis Friedman's study of his personal life reveals a quite different man whose legacy is still evident in today's royals.
Maggot moon Sally Gardner
Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up against an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing in this utterly original and spell-binding tale.
Fair's fair Leon Garfield
Jackson is thin, small and homeless. One day a big black dog comes along who is just as thin and hungry. So Jackson gives the dog half of his pie and returns the dog to his home.
Just my type : a book about fonts Simon Garfield
What's your type? Suddenly everyone's obsessed with fonts. Whether you're enraged by Ikea's Verdanagate, want to know what the Beach Boys have in common with easy Jet or why it's okay to like Comic Sans, "Just My Type" will have the answer. Learn why using upper case got a New Zealand health worker sacked. Refer to Prince in the Tafkap years as a Dingbat (that works on many levels). Spot where movies get their time periods wrong and don't be duped by fake posters on eBay. Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces and along the way learns why some fonts - like men - are from Mars and some are from Venus. From type on the high street and album covers, to the print in our homes and offices, Garfield is the font of all types of knowledge.
On the map : why the world looks the way it does Simon Garfield
From Mappa Mundi to Myst the bestselling "Just My Type" author turns his gaze to maps. Maps have the most amazing stories and Simon Garfield is the perfect author to tell them. This is a book that will inspire mapophiles but engage even those of us who stare blankly at an OS pathfinder's hieroglyphs. "On The Map" will explain where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.
To the letter Simon Garfield
'To the Letter' tells the story of our remarkable journey through the mail. From Roman wood chips discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of email, Simon Garfield explores how we have written to each other over the centuries and what our letters reveal about our lives.
Learning Android : develop mobile apps using Java and Eclipse Marko Gargenta, Masumi Nakamura
Written by experts who have taught this mobile platform to hundreds of developers in large organizations and start-ups alike, this gentle introduction shows experienced object-oriented programmers how to use Android's basic building blocks to create user interfaces, store data, connect to the network, and more. Want to build apps for Android devices? This book is the perfect way to master the fundamentals.
Lady thief A. C. Gaughen
Scarlet's true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood's cause and forging a future with him.
Scarlet A. C. Gaughen
Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her female identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Robin and his band know the truth. As Gisbourne closes in, helping the people of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life, but her fierce loyalty to Robin - whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her - keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.
Daisy's back in town Rachel Gibson
Former cheerleader Daisy Lee Monroe returns to her hometown of Lovett, Texas, and to her offbeat family, and is reunited with gorgeous bad boy Jackson Lamott Parrish, the man she had left behind.
A bride in the bargain Deeanne Gist
In 1860s Seattle, a man with a wife could secure himself 640 acres of timberland. But because of his wife's untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. A woman he'll marry in name but keep around mostly as a cook. Anna Ivey's journey west with Asa Mercer's girls is an escape from the griefs of her past. She's not supposed to be a bride, though, just a cook for the girls. But when they land, she's handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. She refuses to wed him and he's about to lose his land. With only a few months left, can Joe convince this provoking - but beguiling - easterner to be his bride?
Courting trouble Deeanne Gist
Whether it's riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can't quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown - and her mother - expect her to be. It's going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity - or so says her doting oil-man father. Unfortunately such a man doesn't appear to reside in Corsicana, Texas. It's 1894, the year of Essie's thirtieth birthday, and she decides the Lord has more important things to do than provide her a husband. If she wants one, she needs to catch him herself. So, she writes down the names of all the eligible bachelors in her small Texas town, makes a list of their attributes and drawbacks, closes her eyes, twirls her finger, and … picks one. But convincing the lucky "husband-to-be" is going to a bit more of a problem.
Deep in the heart of trouble Deeanne Gist
Essie Spreckelmeyer is the last woman anyone in Corsicana, Texas, expected to see with a man on her arm. Independent and outspoken, she's known more for riding bicycles in outrageous bloomers than for catching a man's eye.
The measure of a lady Deeanne Gist
Rachel van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady.
Chosen Lesley Glaister
The last time Dodie sees her mother, Stella, she is wearing a red velvet dress from the 1970s - and is unusually animated. Soon after, Dodie's teenage brother Zak goes missing. The only trace of him is a cryptic postcard addressed from the Soul Life Centre in New York State. When Dodie returns to confront her mother about Zak, she finds her dead, her battle with depression finally over. As Dodie crosses the Atlantic in search of her brother, a parallel narrative tells the life of her mother in the 1970s. Eventually, the two stories collide in an exhilarating conclusion.
An accidental tragedy : the life of Mary, Queen of Scots Roderick Graham
Based on contemporary documents and histories, this book paints a picture of Mary that sees her neither as a Catholic martyr, nor as a husband-murdering adulteress, but as a young girl adrift in the dangerous seas of sixteenth-century politics. Based on contemporary documents and histories, Roderick Graham paints a unique picture of Mary that sees her neither as a Catholic martyr, nor as a husband-murdering adulteress, but as a young girl adrift in the dangerous seas of sixteenth-century politics. Mary Stuart had none of the ruthlessness of her contemporary sisters, and the female empowerment of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers or Elizabeth Tudor passed her by. In an age of intellectually brilliant and powerful women, Mary relied on her beauty and charm in place of reason and determination. Passively and gracefully, she allowed events to overtake her as accidents and when she did attempt to control her future she unwittingly set in train the events that would lead her to the executioner's block.
Bitten Sarah Graham
Smitten Sarah Graham
The bren gun Neil Grant
In World War II the British Bren light machine gun saw service in Commonwealth armies and in resistance forces throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service right up to 1991, the popular and reliable Bren was an iconic light machine gun, and probably the most recognisable Commonwealth weapon of World War II. Gas-operated and magazine-fed, it was based on a Czech design and was issued in large numbers during and after World War II as a section-level automatic weapon; it used the same .303in ammunition as the Lee-Enfield rifles that equipped British and Commonwealth infantry, and the Pattern 1937 webbing they wore was designed around the dimensions of the Bren's distinctively curved 28-round magazine. Offering remarkable accuracy for an LMG, the Bren had an effective range of 600yd, but could reach out to over 1,500yd. It was generally fired from the prone position using a bipod, but could be fired from the hip when necessary. If kept clean, the Bren gave reliable service in the harshest of environments, from the deserts of Libya to the Korean mountains in winter. As well as seeing widespread infantry use, the Bren was widely supplied to resistance movements in Occupied Europe. It was often vehicle-mounted, notably in the Universal Carrier, popularly called the 'Bren Carrier'; however, the Bren's design precluded its use as a coaxial weapon in tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles. When the UK adopted the 7.62mm NATO cartridge from 1958, the Bren was adapted for this new, rimless ammunition and redesignated the L4; this further improved the Bren's already solid reliability and made it possible for SLR magazines to be used in the weapon. Although officially superseded by the L7 GPMG, the Bren remained a popular weapon in the many post-1945 conflicts involving British and Commonwealth forces, owing to its light weight, manageable length and sheer dependability. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and based on meticulous research, this is the engaging story of the Bren, the iconic light machine gun that equipped British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and in a host of postwar conflicts right up to the Falklands and beyond.
The ink bridge Neil Grant
A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him. Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work. But secrets fester behind the monotonous routine of assembling wax and wicks - secrets with terrible consequences.
The Lewis gun. Neil Grant
During World War I, the British adopted the US-designed Lewis gun as an infantry weapon, realizing that its light weight and the fact that it could be fired both prone and on the move made it ideal for supporting advances and defending captured trenches. Later adopted by an array of countries from the Netherlands to Japan, the Lewis successfully served as the primary or secondary armament in armoured fighting vehicles and in both ground-based anti-aircraft and aircraft-mounted roles. Although it was superseded by the Bren in British service in 1937, the outbreak of World War II meant that thousands returned to active service, and it played a key role as far afield as Libya, with the Long-Range Desert Group, and the Philippines, with the US Marine Corps. Written by an authority on this iconic light machine gun, this is the fascinating story of the innovative and influential Lewis gun, from the trenches of World War I to the Libyan desert and Pacific islands of World War II and beyond.
The Paris Affair Teresa Grant
Vienna Waltz Teresa Grant
Redemption Shelley Shepard Gray
Amish widow Sarah Ropp lives a quiet, solitary life since losing her husband in the Civil War. That is, until the night she discovers a man in her barn claiming to be Daniel - not killed, only injured. Though horribly burned on his face, he resembles Daniel, and Sarah accepts him hesitantly. After all, who else could he be?
Do the birds still sing in hell : Horace "Jim" Greasley as told to Ken Scott. Horace Greasley
Horace 'Jim' Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and later Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten-week march across France and Belgium en-route to Holland. Horace survived… barely. Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three-day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meager rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners.
White ghost girls. Alice Greenway
Two sisters growing together and apart into their emerging selves, one pulsing with curiosity and risk, the other watchful, all eyes and ears. Immersed in the heat and colours of 1960s Hong Kong, shimmering between sea and sky, this is a world of fishermen and plotting insurgents, temple gods and ghosts, of blinding light and dark, dark waters.
Breathing water. T. (Tammy) Greenwood
A novel on an abusive relationship, chronicling the way a woman got into it and the way she managed to get out. The heroine is Effie Greer of New England who fell in love with the wrong man in college.
A hint of seduction. Amelia Grey
Everyone thinks Catherine Reynolds has come to London to make a match. But she's actually trying to find out which of three men mentioned in her mother's journal is really her father. However, the truth may be her undoing after Catherine takes a spill from her horse in Hyde Park, and a handsome stranger is there to rescue her. For the man she has just fallen in love-at-first-sight with may also be her half-brother.
All Russians love birch trees. Olga Grjasnowa
When her boyfriend, Elias, dies from a serious soccer injury, Masha, a young immigrant living in Germany who is studying to become an interpreter, must finally confront a past that has haunted her for years.
Snow dance. Weiyong Gui
Kiwi Keith : a biography of Keith Holyoake. Barry Gustafson
Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake profoundly shaped New Zealand politics in the twentieth century. Born into poverty in 1904, Holyoake left school at the age of twelve and became the country's youngest Member of Parliament in 1932. Over the following half century, Holyoake represented Motueka and Pahiatua for more than forty years, was Prime Minister for over eleven years during the 1960s and Governor-General from 1977 to 1980. In this biography, Barry Gustafson - the author of bestselling biographies of Robert Muldoon and Michael Joseph Savage - tells the story of Keith Holyoake's life for the first time. Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake's almost unequalled length of service as Prime Minister and politician, his dominance of the political scene and his transformation of New Zealand domestically and internationally during the 1960s make him one of the most remarkable figures in New Zealand's history.
Coach Hyatt is a riot! Dan Gutman
It's Pee Wee Football season, and A.J.'s new coach is crazy. She wants the boys to do push-ups in the mud. She wants them to pick up a car. And worst of all, she wants to put girls on the team! You'll never believe in a million hundred years what happens in the big game.
Dr. Brad has gone mad! Dan Gutman
Ella Mentry School's counselor wants everybody to stop arguing and get along with one another. He wants everybody to be polite! He wants everybody to live in peace and harmony! What is his problem? Now the boys have to play with dolls! The girls have to play with action figures! And that's only the start of Dr. Brad's weird methods…
Dr. Nicholas is ridiculous! Dan Gutman
College professor Dr. Nicholas visits A.J.'s class to help the students improve their standardized test scores in history. The weird thing is, Dr. Nicholas doesn't care about the date Christopher Columbus came to America, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, or other important historical facts. She's more interested in weird information like the history of the toilet bowl! Dr. Nicholas has even built a time machine to take the class on a field trip to the past and future. Who will get stuck in time? You'll have to read to find out!
Miss Child has gone wild! Dan Gutman
The third grade has won a weird contest, so they get to go on a field trip to the zoo. That's how they meet Miss Child, the weirdest zookeeper in the history of the world. She thinks animals are smarter than people! She thinks elephants can paint pictures! She keeps snakes in her pockets for fun! Guess who's going to wind up in a cage with a lion?
Mr. Granite is from another planet! Dan Gutman
It's the start of a new school year, and A.J.'s third-grade teacher, Mr. Granite, is out of this world! He's a supergenius who talks weird, acts weird, and looks weird. He knows everything. Is he a computer posing as a person, or does he come from another planet?
Mr. Jack is a maniac! Dan Gutman
Principal Klutz thinks the kids at Ella Mentry School need to learn some self-defense moves. But the guy he hired - Mr. Jack - thinks he's an action hero! He spends all his time looking in the mirror. He does everything in slow motion. How are the kids supposed to learn anything?
Mr. Sunny is funny! Dan Gutman
Second-grade graduate A.J. and his family rent a beach house, but summer vacation is ruined when annoying Andrea shows up and develops a crush on the lifeguard.
Mr. Tony is full of baloney! Dan Gutman
Oh no! A.J.'s mom just got a job, so he has to go to After School Kids' Kare. And Mr. Tony, the guy who runs it, is crazy. He wants to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world's largest pizza! Will A.J. and the gang be able to tunnel out of the child-care room and escape to freedom? Run for your lives!
Mrs. Dole is out of control! Dan Gutman
A.J. and the gang are graduating! But the out-of-control PTA president is turning the whole thing into a huge ceremony complete with fireworks, a petting zoo, and a flyover by the Blue Angels! Is moving up to third grade such a big deal? And what could possibly go wrong?
Mrs. Jafee is daffy! Dan Gutman
The new vice principal of Ella Mentry School has some crazy ideas on how to teach kids. A.J. and the gang have to stand on their heads while they do math! They have to take a spelling test underwater! Everybody has to do yoga! Could it possibly get any weirder?
Mrs. Lizzy is dizzy! Dan Gutman
Help! With the Recess Enrichment Program, A.J. and the gang have to take classes even during recess! The new teacher, Mrs. Lizzy, teaches how to make balloon animals, how to compost worms, and lots of other weird useless skills that nobody would ever want to know in a million hundred years!
Ms. Leakey is freaky! Dan Gutman
Oh no! Kids are getting too unhealthy, so Ella Mentry School has hired a health teacher to help the kids eat right and exercise. Ms. Leakey is a real health nut. She makes a punching bag filled with junk food! She designs a robot that smokes and drinks! She opens up a fast food restaurant that sells broccoli burgers! She puts sunscreen on her car!
Officer Spence makes no sense! Dan Gutman
The security guard at Ella Mentry School has gone off the deep end! Somebody is stealing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from the vomitorium, and Officer Spence is on the case. He's arresting everybody in sight! Somebody is going to go to jail! Who is it?
Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. Paul Gwynne
This cool, clear-sighted comparative study has no theological axe to grind. It offers a trusty thematic guide to the figureheads of three of the largest religions in the world.
Hobbies For Men D.L Haley
I'd eat that! : simple ways to be a better cook. Callum Hann
Callum Hann is back with a collection of recipes and sound advice that will give novice foodies the skills and the enthusiasm to become better, more knowledgeable, happier cooks.
Instagram : how a photo-sharing app achieved a $1 billion Facebook buyout in 18 months. Sarita Harbour
On April 5, 2012 Instagram was valued at 500 million dollars as part of a new round of funding with investors. Just a few days later, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, negotiated to buy it for $1 billion, $300 million cash and $700 million in Facebook shares. CNN called it one of the biggest deals in recent business tech history - not too shabby for a business only 18 months old, and a great inspiration to small companies everywhere.
Saving June. Hannah Harrington
"If she'd waited less than two weeks, she'd be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn't consider that." Harper Scott's older sister has always been the perfect one, so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone's sorry, but no one can explain why.
Speechless. Hannah Harrington
After her behaviour causes her to lose her popular friends and results in one person being hospitalized, Chelsea takes a vow of silence.
Country plot Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
One lousy Monday, Jenna loses her gorgeous job, her even more gorgeous boyfriend, and her home. In an attempt to put aside her personal woes, Jenna goes to catalogue books for an elderly cousin, Kitty Everest, at her country mansion.
All fall down Megan Hart
Liesel Albright has dreamed of starting a family. She never bargained on inheriting one already in progress… or one so deeply damaged. When nineteen-year-old Sunshine appears on the Albrights' doorstep claiming Liesel's husband, Chris, is her father, all they can think to offer is temporary shelter. The next day, they're stunned by the news that the Family of Superior Bliss, led by a charismatic zealot, has committed mass suicide. Sunny and her children haven't just left the compound - they've been left behind.
Berlina's quest James Hartley
Crown Prince Darvid has been kidnapped. If not rescued by his twenty-first birthday and crowned the new King, an evil prince will take over the kingdom. No one knows what to do except Darvid's younger sister, Princess Berlina. Breaking free of the imprisonment imposed "to keep her safe" by her mother, the Queen, she sets off on her quest.
The smart girl's guide to getting what you want Mary Hartley
In this book, personal development coach Mary Hartley explains how women can discover the secrets of assertiveness in order to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Taking a fun and sophisticated approach, the book is designed to be appealing to students, career girls and yummy mummies. Mary begins by explaining what assertiveness is and why it matters.
Mindless Simon Head
Willow Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Lucy Springer gets even Lisa Heidke
Lucy Springer thinks she's got it tough. She's living through renovation hell, her two kids seem more challenging than ever, and her once successful acting career has been reduced to the odd commercial. Then Max, her husband, absconds to Bali with an unknown companion and things go from bad to disastrous. But Lucy doesn't give up easily.
What Kate did next Lisa Heidke
Her husband's a workaholic, her kids are growing up - the time has come for Kate to follow some of her own dreams …
A pet named Sneaker Joan Heilbroner
Sneaker the snake is not only a good pet for Pete, he becomes a good student at Pete's school and a hero at the public swimming pool.
Memoir From Antproof Case Mark Helprin
Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend Steven Herrick
In a country town, in a school just like yours, the kids in Class 6A tell their stories. There's Mick, school captain and sometime trouble-maker, who wants to make the school a better place, while his younger brother Jacob just wants to fly. There's shy and lonely Laura who hopes to finally fit in with a circle of friends, while Pete struggles to deal with his grandpa's sudden death. Popular Selina obsesses over class comedian Cameron, while Cameron obsesses over Anzac biscuits and Pookie Aleera - whoever that is! For new teacher Ms Arthur, it's another world, but for Mr Korsky, the school groundskeeper, he's seen it all before.
The accomplice Kathryn Heyman
This is the story of one of the most shocking events of the 17th century, the wreck of the Batavia. It describes the wreck of the Dutch ship off the coast of Western Australia and the extraordinary events that befell its stranded survivors.
The breaking Kathryn Heyman
Two women. Two very different, heroic lives. Two Australias. In the prison in Sarah Sweet's backyard, drunks get locked up for the night and sing beautiful songs through the bars. Behind the prison, there's a paddock full of horses waiting to be broken by her dad, the best horse breaker in Boolaroo. Mal Sweet can break anything, except Sarah. She's a champion, stronger than anyone. She won't be broken. Even if it means destroying those closest to her.
Captain Starlight's apprentice Kathryn Heyman
Jess, circus-raised, is a stunt-rider who can outride any man. Rose goes to Australia from England in the 1950s, in search of a new life. But neither the new country nor motherhood is what she had expected. This is the story of two women living very different, heroic lives in two different Australias.
Keep your hands on the wheel Kathryn Heyman
A comic and moving evocation of sibling rivalry in a family with a dark secret. Marah and Charis have left Australia to pursue very different careers. Marah, a trainee opera diva, tries hard to keep her weight, her life, her self under control; Charis works nights as a telegram girl, zooming across London on her motorbike dressed as a French maid or a pregnant bride.
The Borgias Christopher Hibbert
The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Erudite, witty, and always insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with his superb sense of character and place.
A devil is waiting Jack Higgins
"A devil is indeed waiting. The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed. For the assassination plan is only the beginning."
The bridge Jane Higgins
The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. Nik is still in high school but destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn't chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. But Nik is on the run, with Sol's sister Fyffe and ISIS hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he'd never dared to ask.
Rocket Writes a Story Tad Hills
And the Band Played On Robert Holden
Mid one eye really wonderful world. Sheng Hong
Zombie apocalypse preparation : how to survive in an undead world and have fun doing it! David Houchins & Scot Thomas.
We guarantee this is the only tool you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. OK, that's not really true. But when the SHTF you're going to want a survival guide that's not just geared toward day-to-day survival. You'll need one that addresses the essential skills for true nourishment of the human spirit.
Far Away and Long Ago W. H Hudson
Motherland Maria Hummel
To provide for his children after being drafted into military service, surgeon Frank Kappus, a recent widower, marries a young woman who struggles to keep one of the children from being declared mentally unfit.
A December Bride Denise Hunter
Blood Memory Greg Iles
Dark Matter Greg Iles
True Evil Greg Iles
Jasper's mountain John Inman
When small-time thief Timmy Harwell recklessly "borrows" a Cadillac for a joyride, he doesn't expect to find a cool $100,000 in the trunk. His elation turns to terror when he realizes the SUV and the dough belong to Miguel Garcia, aka El Poco, a Tijuana drug dealer with a nasty reputation. Timmy sees only one way out: leave the stolen car behind and run as fast as he can.
Scot on the rocks Brenda Janowitz
When her ex-boyfriend, Trip, gets engaged to Hollywood's latest It Girl, Manhattan attorney Brooke Miller plans to attend the wedding. Who says a modern girl can't stay friends with her ex? Besides, Brooke's got her sexy Scottish fiancé, Douglas, to take as her date.
That summer at Boomerang : from the waves of Waikiki to the sand dunes of Freshwater, the true story of Duke Kahanamoku in Australia Phil Jarratt
An evocative retelling of the little known story about the birth of surfing in Australia and the early beginnings of our beach culture and sporting heritage.
The Ambassador's Daughter Pam Jenoff
Laoji faithfulness Liang Jin
A very singular guild Catherine Jinks
Twelve-year-old Ned Roach used to scavenge for scraps along the Thames riverbank. But the recent plague of child-eating bogles in London means that he's now working as an apprentice to Alfred Bunce, the bogler. But times are changing. As magic and folklore give way to the machine age, Alfred begins to face an uncertain future - while Ned and his friends find themselves threatened by an enemy from their past who's even more dangerous than the bogles.
Two tales of Jizhou Shaw. Xiao Jizhou
How to hug a porcupine : easy ways to love the difficult people in your life Debbie Joffe-Ellis
Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven't necessarily asked to be this way. Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love.
Across the River of Yesterday Iris Johansen
The Spellbinder Iris Johansen
Wild Silver Iris Johansen
Brave new girl Catherine Johnson
Seren is so full of brilliant ideas - it's just that she always seems to put her foot in it! First there was the dance routine where she fell off the stage. And now her plan to get her sister Sasha noticed by gorgeous Luke Beckford looks like it could backfire… Seren reckons she's just hopelessly accident-prone! But there's one person who believes in Seren. Her mate Keith is making a film for a national competition and he wants Seren to be in it. Could Seren turn out to be a star after all?
The black life Paul Johnston
The story is told in alternating chapters, a narrative set in the present day and also a first person harrowing account of the persecution of the Holocaust years. Whilst it is an indictment of the wartime collaboration and subsequent profiteering to which many countries turned a blind eye, and whilst it also underlines the extent of anti-Semitism still existing in Greece and elsewhere today, the novel also contains accounts of working life in the concentration camps and how survival of some Jews might depend on their working for the SS and even sending one's own family members to their deaths in the gas chambers.
The blood tree Paul Johnston
Independent Edinburgh, 2026. A break-in at the former Scottish Parliament archive is rapidly followed by two gruesome murders, the victims mutilated and covered in blood-drenched branches. Renegade investigator Quintilian Dalrymple’s subsequent enquiries take a new twist when Edinburgh’s brightest teenagers are abducted to the much-feared democratic city-state of Glasgow. What Quint finds there will change his life forever…
Body politic Paul Johnston
Edinburgh, 2020 - a independent, supposedly crime-free city with a year-round festival. No TV, private cars or popular music; sex sessions once a week. Blues-haunted private investigator Quint Dalrymple is called in to cast light on the murder of a guardswoman. Has the Ear, Nose and Throat Man returned, or is something much worse at the heart of the body politic?
The bone yard Paul Johnston
New Year's Eve, 2021, in the 'perfect city' of independent Edinburgh. The guards are less vigilant and a murderer strikes, leaving music tapes in the victims' bodies. Accompanied by sidekick Davie and on-off lover Katharine, Quint Dalrymple must penetrate to the most secret of places. What is the Bone Yard and why will no one even admit it exists? Meanwhile, the killings continue…
The death list Paul Johnston
Writer's block is nothing compared to the tale London-based novelist Matt Wells is now caught in. A chain of seemingly innocent e-mails from a devoted fan turns sinister when Matt discovers his correspondent is a cold-blooded killer with an agenda for murder. This is the real thing, and soon Matt is plunged into a plot more twisted than any he could dream up for his novels. With each killing the man known as the White Devil tightens his grip by incriminating Matt at the murder scene. Cast not only as the victim but also the ghostwriter of the grisly story, Matt must risk everything to protect those he loves. But with the police closing in and Matt's friends being picked off, the White Devil is out there… plotting Matt's ultimate ending.
The green lady Paul Johnston
Hired by the wife of one of Greece's richest men to find her missing fourteen-year-old daughter, Mavros faces an uphill battle. But he's not the only one looking for Lia. When a man's charred corpse is discovered in a remote farmhouse, and the headless body of another is found in the ancient stadium at Delphi, Mavros confronts the possibility that one of his deadliest foes has returned to Greece, and that there may be a connection with the Lia Poulou case.
The house of dust. Paul Johnston
It's April 2028. Gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh, forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice. Experts from the university-state of New Oxford recommend an extreme deterrent - a maximum security prison - but at its opening ceremony, an Edinburgh guardian is shot.
The nameless dead. Paul Johnston
Crime writer Matt Wells hasn't had much time for a career of late - he's been too busy fighting for his life. And now he can't trust anyone, not even himself. His thoughts are not his own - his subconscious has been infiltrated and a single word can trigger hidden orders buried deep within Matt's memory, turning him into a killing machine. The FBI aims him at the man responsible for his conditioning: an architect of Nazi revival and devotee of the Antichurch of Lucifer Triumphant. This man took Matt's life away and must pay. Even in a nation rife with antigovernment paranoia and conspiracy theories, nobody could believe the things Matt has seen. In a nation infected with trained assassins and ritual murderers, only he can piece together the truth and save the U.S. from impending disaster.
The silver stain. Paul Johnston
Hired by a Hollywood film company to trace a missing employee in Crete, private investigator Alex Mavros is plunged into a vortex of hatred. The company is shooting a movie about the invasion of Crete by the Germans in 1941 - and their activities are stirring up old resentments among the islanders. The bitterness of the past bursts into the present when one of the film's consultants is found dead, hanged by the neck. Suicide - or murder - Mavros investigates and is drawn into an ever-widening conspiracy.
The soul collector. Paul Johnston
Having been singled out by a vicious and manipulating serial killer dubbed 'The White Devil' just two years ago, author Matt Wells knows what it's like to look evil in the face - and survive. He's now rebuilt his life, but has never stopped looking over his shoulder - knowing the sister of his tormentor is still at large, and has sworn retribution. When his best friend is found callously executed, it appears his paranoia is well-founded. As cryptic clues to the next victim are emailed to him, it is chillingly clear that his deadly dance with the devil has begun once more. Anyone who knows Matt is suddenly in mortal danger, and only he can stop it.
Water of death. Paul Johnston
Independent Edinburgh, 2025. Global warming has turned the summer into the Big Heat. With water strictly rationed, citizens are mindlessly devoted to two things: the year-round tourist festival and the weekly lottery (Grand Prize: a five-minute shower per week for a month). Then a body is discovered face-down in the Water of Leith ? the only clue to the death, a bottle of lethal contraband whisky. As the body count rises, subversive investigator Quintilian Dalrymple faces a ruthless conspiracy to destabilise the city.
The brothers O'Brien. William W Johnstone
The War Between the States has ended. Now, driven from Texas by carpetbaggers, former CSA Colonel Shamus O'Brien sets off for a new frontier - New Mexico. Here, where land is cheap, bandits shoot to kill, and rustlers rule the night, it takes more than one man to run a ranch. So he offers a partnership to his eldest son, Jacob, with equal shares going to his sons Sam, Patrick, and Shawn. Together, the brothers O'Brien will defend their homestead, the Dromore, in this violent, lawless land… and when necessary, administer their own brand of frontier justice.
Unwanted Wedding Penny Jordan
In the city of bikes : the story of the Amsterdam cyclist. Pete Jordan
Chronicles the author's exploration of Amsterdam on his bicycle, which offered a respite from the financial struggles of beginning life in a new country with a new bride, and looks at the evolution of cycling in the Dutch city.
The girl who disappeared twice. Andrea Kane
When they are hired by veteran family court judge Hope Willis to find her missing daughter, Forensic Investigators - a team of renegade investigators comprised of a behaviourist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and a former Navy SEAL - must race against time to bring Krissy back alive.
The line between here and gone. Andrea Kane
Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child. Or was he? From the congressional halls of Washington, D.C., to exclusive Hamptons manors, there are ruthless people who would stop at nothing to make Forensic Instincts forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find.
Red 1-2-3. John Katzenbach
Sharing nothing in common except their red hair, three women from drastically different backgrounds receive chilling letters in the mail from a killer who makes them fear for their lives until they find one another and use the clues he has left behind to work together and protect one another.
What comes next. John Katzenbach
When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, named What Comes Next, on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims. What befalls the pretty teenager at the hands of the depraved couple, as thousands follow every moment of her nightmare, provides one of the most terrifying novels of the year.
At the stroke of madness. Alex Kava
With only an old man afflicted with Alzheimer's as a witness, FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is on the trail of a serial killer who targets people with physical disabilities, removing each victim's imperfections to keep as a twisted trophy.
Black Friday. Alex Kava
Maggie O'Dell leads an investigation into the bombing of the nation's largest shopping centre, uncovering paranoia, racism and a sinister secret agenda that extends to the highest ranks of a white-collar lobby group. As retailers count down to Christmas Eve, Maggie knows that infiltration is the only option - even though the cost could be huge.
Exposed. Alex Kava
FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell must expose a killer who hides in plain sight. Maggie must find clues to catch the killer - while waiting to see if the deadly strain is already multiplying in her body. With every new exposure there's the potential for an epidemic. And Maggie knows she may not live long enough to discover who is the deadliest, most intelligent killer she's ever profiled.
A necessary evil. Alex Kava
Someone is killing Catholic priests across America - ritualized murders that speak of vengeance and hatred. As the killing spree continues unabated, it quickly becomes very clear to Maggie O'Dell-the FBI profiler assigned to the case-that more than one perpetrator is responsible.
One false move. Alex Kava
When a bank robbery goes horribly wrong, leaving six people dead, con artist Melanie Starks, her seventeen-year-old son Charlie, and a paroled prisoner take an innocent author hostage and hide out in his secluded cabin in Platte River State Park.
A perfect evil. Alex Kava
The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.
The soul catcher. Alex Kava
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner Tully investigate two cases - the murder of a senator's daughter in Washington, D.C., and a deadly shootout in Massachusetts, both of which are linked to Reverend Joseph Everett, who is dating Maggie's mother.
Split second. Alex Kava
After Albert Stucky, a brutal and clever serial killer known as "The Collector," escapes from prison, he forces FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell, the agent who originally captured him, to play a deadly game when he targets her and everyone associated with her.
Whitewash. Alex Kava
Today’s headlines set the stage for this deadly thriller from Kava, which takes readers into the labyrinth of greed, corporate corruption, and government conspiracy - where getting out alive may be impossible.
Inside the Hotel Rwanda : the surprising true story and why it matters today Edouard Kayihura
Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story. Thomas E Kennedy
Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city's drinking establishments, of which there are more than 1,500. Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of numbness built into it, through countless drinks imbibed. And that is part of the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb.
Likeable social media : how to delight your customers, create an irresistible brand, and be generally amazing on facebook (and other social networks) Dave Kerpen
Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word.
Spirit rising : my life, my music Angelique Kidjo, Rachel Wenrick
Born in the West African nation of Benin, Angelique Kidjo grew up surrounded by the rich sounds, rhythms, and storytelling of traditional Beninese culture. When the Communists took over, they silenced her dynamic culture and demanded that she sing in praise of them. In Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, Angelique reveals the details of her dangerous escape into France, and how she rose from poverty to become a Grammy Award - winning artist and an international sensation at the top of Billboard's World Albums chart.
Emily's legs. Dick King-Smith
A brand new edition of a classic Dick King-Smith story about a 10-legged spider who gets bullied because she's different.
Seeing what others don't : the remarkable ways we gain insights. Gary A Klein
Insights can change the world. They help us solve problems and get things done. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed - or what blocks them. Klein uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research into what insights are and how they happen.
When I fell from the sky : the true story of one woman's miraculous survival Juliane Koepcke in collaboration with Beate Rygiert ; translated by Ross Benjamin.
On Christmas Eve 1971, the packed LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa was struck by lightning and went down in dense jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. Of its 93 passengers, only one survived: Juliane Koepcke here is her fascinating story of survival against all the odds.
Amish Quilts Lynn Koolish
The King's daughter Barbara Kyle
Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long and bitter wait. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality. And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary.
The tankermen. Margo Lanagan
A vivid, scary fantasy adventure about sinister bionic Tankermen who take people prisoner and pump poison into Sydney's drains.
Daughter of the king : growing up in gangland Sandra Lansky, William Stadiem
The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy - including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother - and her father's unexpected tenderness.
The New Zealand economy : an introduction Ralph Lattimore and Shamubeel Eaqub ; with contributions by Gary Hawke and Phillip McCann
What drives economic growth in New Zealand? How have we been impacted by globalisation and the financial crisis? And what will shape our future productivity and competitiveness? In this book leading economists Ralph Lattimore and Shamubeel Eaqub bring together key data to provide a readable and analytical introduction to the contemporary New Zealand economy.
The road to reckoning. Robert Lautner
When his traveling salesman father is murdered in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania, spirited twelve-year-old Thomas Walker forges an unlikely partnership with surly ex-ranger Henry Stands, who embarks on a perilous quest for vengeance.
I Love My Slow Cooker Beverley LeBlanc
The Stalin front : a novel of World War II. Gert Ledig
1942, at the Eastern Front. Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground, mingling with corpses. Tunnelled beneath a radio mast, German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up. Russian tanks, struggling to break through enemy lines, bog down in a swamp, while a German runner, bearing messages from headquarters to the front, scrambles desperately from shelter to shelter as he tries to avoid getting caught in the action. Through it all, Russian artillery, the crude but devastatingly effective multiple rocket launcher known to the Germans as the Stalin Organ and to the Russians as Katyusha, rains death upon the struggling troops.
Aces Abroad Stephen Leigh
Hector and the Search for Happiness Francois Lelord
Hector and the Secrets of Love Francois Lelord
Hector Finds Time Francois Lelord
Hana's suitcase. Karen Levine
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust centre learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Beng kui = Collapse. Ximin Li
Feng dian = Madness. Ximin Li
Gou sui yue = Live like a dog. Ximin Li
Hei ling zhi wu : (dian cang ban) = Dance of the black pool. Ximin Li
Jianjiao = Scream. Ximin Li
Jiu shu = Redemption. Ximin Li
Ma : ma feng bing he chai qian, dou shi wen yi = Leprosy. Ximin Li
Shi ling zhe = Soul collector. Ximin Li
Si niao = The dead bird. Ximin Li
Siwang zhi shu = Stories of death. Ximin Li
Wen nuan de ren pi : kong bu xiao shuo = Warm human skin. Ximin Li
Xing cun zhe = The Survivor. Ximin Li
Nine open arms. Benny Lindelauf
At the end of the world, near the border with Germany, stands a house as long as nine open arms. It is the summer of 1937, and it hasn't rained for seven weeks when eleven-year-old Fing and her family of nine move into Nine Open Arms, along with their handcart of meagre belongings. Meanwhile, Fing and her two sisters, wild Muulke and fearful Jess, begin to discover strange mysteries… a bed that looks like a tombstone, an unmarked grave in the cemetery… until at last the story of those who came before begins slowly to emerge. In the end, Fing learns that love and stories are her family's wealth.
The Dearly Departed Elinor Lipman
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Elinor Lipman
Past It Notes Maureen Lipman
Minguo na xie niu ren = Those competent persons in the period of the Republic of China. Jixing Liu
Jin sha tan de nu ren he nan ren = Golden beach women and men. Shuiqing Liu
The 5:2 fast diet cookbook : 150 easy fat-burning recipes under 300 calories. Samantha Logan
Intermittent fasting, also known as the "5:2 diet," has become incredibly popular in recent months. And with good reason - it works! The 5:2 Fast Diet Cookbook is the key to learning what to eat on these low-calorie fasting days.
Among the living. Timothy W Long
The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. Lester has a new clientele, the kind that requires him to deal lead instead of drugs. Mike suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos. Kate has a dark secret: she's a budding young serial killer. These survivors, along with others, are drawn together in their quest to find the truth behind the spreading apocalypse.
Dead Alone Gay Longworth
The Unquiet Dead Gay Longworth
Afterworld. Lynnette Lounsbury
Dom is the youngest person ever to arrive in the Necropolis, the 'waiting place' between death and what comes after. And it isn't long before he catches the attention of Satarial, a cruel Nephilim from the beginning of time, who has grim plans to use Dom as entertainment in his vicious gladiatorial games. When Dom's still-living sister, Kaide, appears in the Necropolis too, Satarial has the leverage he needs, and the stage is set for the biggest shake-up the afterlife has seen in centuries.
A bitter field. Jack Ludlow
1938. While Hitler sets his sights on the Sudetenland, not everyone in Britain is willing to appease him. Convinced that the Fuehrer's land-hunger is insatiable, the head of the SIS recruits Cal Jardine to help him prove that Czechoslovakia is threatened with invasion. As jealousy and mutual suspicions within secret service ranks make it impossible for Jardine to tell friend from foe, he rediscovers old friends of dubious loyalty and makes new enemies of untested ruthlessness.
A broken land. Jack Ludlow
1936. Having returned from Abyssinia, soldier of fortune Cal Jardine is convinced by his abhorrence of fascism to travel to Barcelona and help facilitate rival athletic games to the Berlin Olympics. But now he finds himself in Spain as the first shots of civil war ring out; and friendship, love, and political conviction converge to persuade Jardine to stay and once again embroil himself in a foreign war.
The burning sky. Jack Ludlow
1935. Cal Jardine, former British Officer and current soldier of fortune, breaks off his assignment smuggling Jews out of Nazi Germany when an old army colleague proposes a new commission. A mysterious group of anti-Fascist British backers want to help the Abyssinians in their fight against Mussolini's Italy, specifically to get them much-needed arms. Gunrunning under the noses of the Germans is a risky job but with a bit of luck and chutzpah, Jardine gets the weapons into Africa. That's just the start of his troubles though for as the rumbles of war get louder, he falls under the notice of the Italian army.
Conquest. Jack Ludlow
In twenty years the de Hauteville brothers have gone from penniless obscurity to become the most potent warrior family in Christendom: depended on by the Pope, feared by Byzantium and respected by the Holy Roman Emperor. Now, at the head of the tribe stands Robert, who has only one aim: to expand his power by military conquest. This is the heart-stopping conclusion to the epic "Conquest" trilogy.
The gods of war. Jack Ludlow
Three fearless men are drawn into the endless battles of ancient Rome's Fiery War, fighting for power, for victory, for survival - and above all, for honour. Brennos, the barbarian leader of the Celtic tribes, faces bloody personal consequences when his enemies hatch a vicious assassination plot. Aquila, now fighting for Rome, carries with him his lucky talisman; a golden amulet shaped like an eagle in flight, the only clue to his true identity. And Marcellus, son of Rome's most powerful senator, must find within himself the ability to lead men into battle - and to win.
Mercenaries Jack Ludlow
1033, the Norman/French border. The sons of Tancred de Hautville are following in their father's footsteps. As knights, they have but one true purpose: to fight. But denied service with their duke, they are forced to take employment as mercenaries: their unequalled battle skills are for hire to the highest bidder. Victory and defeat, betrayal and revenge combine as the desperation to rule the wealthy Norman lands becomes an intense battle, testing even the strongest of ties.
The pillars of Rome Jack Ludlow
In a dark cave lit by flickering torches, two young boys appeal to the famed Roman oracle for a glimpse into their future. The Sybil draws a blood-red shape of an eagle with wings outstretched: an omen of death. As they flee from the cave in fear, Aulus and Lucius make an oath of loyalty until death. An oath that will be tested in the years to come. Thirty years on and Aulus, now Rome's most successful general, faces his toughest battle. Meanwhile, Lucius has risen to high rank in the Senate; a position he uses and abuses. Lucius and Aulus soon find themselves on very different sides of the conflict - perhaps the prophecy of the eagle will come true after all.
The prince of legend. Jack Ludlow
The crusading armies go from besieging the citadel of Antioch, to themselves being besieged. Bohemund, takes a firm grip on the city, despite the depleted crusading army, thinned by death, disease and defection. Meanwhile, Tancred seeks his fortune in taking Jerusalem for the Christian faith.
Soldier of crusade Jack Ludlow
1096. The Pope has called for a Crusade to free Jerusalem, and half the warriors of Europe have responded. Among them is the Norman, Count Bohemund, one-time enemy of Byzantium, whose help is required if progress is to be possible. In company with his warrior nephew, Tancred of Lecce, Bohemund must once more cross the Adriatic to the lands of the Byzantine Empire.
Son of blood. Jack Ludlow
11th Century Italy. The domination of the Normans, the most feared warriors in Christendom, is causing trouble. At their head is Robert de Hauteville, the 'Guiscard', who has colonised much of Italy and now commands the triple Dukedom of the extended Norman family. But Robert has made many enemies, including the ever-powerful papacy in Rome.
The sword of revenge. Jack Ludlow
Rome has lost its greatest warrior - for Aulus, the doom-laden prophecy of forty years earlier has come to pass. It is now left to Lucius to defy the oracle's curse alone, and the corrupt and powerful senator leaves nothing to chance in his bid to survive. But one boy, alone in the world, holds the key to his fate, and the future of the Roman Republic.
Warriors. Jack Ludlow
Eleventh century Italy. The Byzantines rule the South, but do so in the face of constant revolt from their unwilling subjects - a strife that extends from the great trading ports to the rich agricultural lands of Apulia. The Lombards, heirs to a northern tribe, are no exception and their leader, Arduin of Fassano, brings into the conflict the fearsome mercenary brothers, the de Hautevilles, to help him in his quest - to destroy the power of Constantinople.
Loving Lord Ash. Sally MacKenzie
Kit, the Marquis of Ashton, is in a sticky wicket. He married young and for love - how naive. He discovered his mistake the very day of his wedding, but he is saddled now with a wife he's reluctant to trust. Jessica knows she's bobbled her marriage, however innocently. A fairytale wedding makes no difference if she hasn't got the marquis charmed to show for it. It's time to buck up and go win her man back - even if she has to fight very dirty indeed.
The war that ended peace : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War. Margaret Olwen Macmillan
This is the definitive history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces which shaped Europe's path to the Great War. The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment so why did it happen?
Because of the baby. Debbie Macomber
Matt Caldwell - Charles O'Halloran's brother-in-law. An easygoing charmer who's recently moved to Hard Luck, where he's begun to renovate the O'Hallorans' old lodge. He's also begun a strategy to win back his ex-wife… starting with a Valentine card. Karen Caldwell - she's still in love with her ex-husband. Her reaction to him at his sister's wedding - and afterward - certainly proved that. It also left her pregnant… . Now Matt wants her to marry him again, to live with him in the lodge at Hard Luck. And not just because of the baby!
Borrowed dreams. Debbie Macomber
Carly Grieves is made of strong stuff. Tough and adventurous, she journeys to the wilds of Alaska looking for a new beginning. She finds more than she bargained for in Brand St. Clair, a rugged bush pilot who stirs something primal inside Carly that shocks her with its intensity.
Brides for brothers. Debbie Macomber
Sawyer O'Halloran - he's the middle brother. Pilot and part owner of Midnight Sons. He considers himself immune to the charms of any woman - he's adamantly against marriage and he's not too sure about love! Abbey Sutherland - single mother of two adorable kids responds to the Midnight Sons advertisement and is delighted to accept their offer. But she hasn't told the O'Hallorans she's arriving with children!
Daddy's little helper. Debbie Macomber
Mitch Harris - a good friend of the O'Hallorans, he represents law and order in Hard Luck. He's also the widowed father of seven-year-old Chrissie - but he never talks about his marriage to Chrissie's mother. Bethany Ross - Chrissie's teacher, who's new to Alaska. She's attracted to Mitch - really attracted - but she's come here for an important reason of her own… As Christmas comes to Hard Luck, Mitch's daughter redoubles her efforts to find a new wife for her dad - and a new mother for her. And she's got Bethany in mind for both roles!
Ending in marriage. Debbie Macomber
Duke Porter. He's the best pilot Midnight Sons ever had. Tough, rugged, great in a crisis. He's also an unashamed traditionalist who delights in expressing outrageous opinions. Especially when Tracy Santiago's around… But Tracy gives as good as she gets, and their clashes become legendary in Hard Luck! Tracy Santiago. The first time this Seattle attorney came to Alaska, it was on business - business concerning Midnight Sons. Now she comes because she likes the place, likes the people. Even Duke Porter… In fact, she more than likes him - and she can't understand why. He's so obviously not the kind of nice, sensitive man she wants. Or thinks she wants.
Falling for him. Debbie Macomber
Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men) - but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck! Christian O'Halloran - the youngest O'Halloran brother. Charming, handsome, clever. He loves the company of women - but please keep him away from Mariah Douglas! She's the secretary at Midnight Sons and she drives him crazy. She loses his messages, misplaces his files and generally creates chaos around him. What he can't understand is why no one else has a problem with her. And why, despite everything, he can't get her out of his mind… . Mariah Douglas - Life in Alaska is an adventure for her. For the first time, she's taking risks, learning about survival, making new friends. Falling for Christian O'Halloran is an adventure, too - one that her heart might not survive!
The forgetful bride. Debbie Macomber
She was NOT married to Joseph Rockwell! Caitlin hadn't even seen him in almost twenty years. He was now a successful Seattle contractor, who happened to be renovating the office where Cait worked as a stockbroker. But one thing hadn't changed - Joe Rockwell was still a terrible tease, telling everyone he an Cait were husband and wife. On, sure, they'd been "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight. She wished Joe would stop bringing that up. Couldn't he see he was embarrassing her - especially in front of her boss, Paul? She was in love with Paul. No, Joe insisted, she was in love with him. And on Christmas Day, he proved it… .
The marriage risk. Debbie Macomber
Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men) - but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck! Charles O'Halloran - the oldest brother. Surveyor and not-so-silent partner in Midnight Sons. Like his brothers, he has a distrust of marriage in general - and a distrust of anyone related to Catherine Harmon Fletcher, the woman who did so much to destroy his parents' marriage. Lanni Caldwell - She's the only woman Charles has ever fallen for, the only one who might convince him to take the marriage risk. They meet when she visits Hard Luck on a family matter. But there's something Lanni hasn't told Charles - and doesn't want to. She's Catherine's granddaughter… .
Midnight sons and daughters. Debbie Macomber
Scott O'Halloran and Chrissie Harris are all grown up now. After years away from Alaska, Scott's back in town, and everybody's wondering if he's here to stay. Especially Chrissie, the girl he left behind…
Return to Promise. Debbie Macomber
The town of Promise, Texas, is a good place to live, to raise a family, to spend the rest of your days with the person you love. Cal Patterson and his wife, Jane - also known as Dr. Texas - certainly think so. The last thing they expect is a threat to their marriage. But in September, disagreements begin to escalate - with the "help" of an attractive young woman who's got her eye on Cal. After months of emotional upheaval brought on by doubts about their marriage, the two separate, and Jane returns to her childhood home in California, taking their children. Cal, now alone on his ranch, is forced to confront what he really wants in his life, what he needs. Jane is confronting the same questions… . How seriously does Cal take his marriage vows? And how important is Promise to Jane? Is there hope for a reconciliation - in time for Christmas?
That wintry feeling. Debbie Macomber
After watching the man she loves walk down the aisle with her sister, Cathy Thompson needs to get away. Alaska, beautiful, remote, and far from bitter memories, sounds like the perfect place to start over. But a brand-new life comes with brand-new challenges, namely Grady Jones, a pilot and single dad who has a solution to both their problems: a marriage of convenience. Grady isn't looking for love. he tried that once and failed. He just needs a wife, and Cathy is smart, easy on the eyes, and adored by his daughter. But Grady doesn't count on the way Cathy gets under his skin, the way she makes him want to be a better husband and father. Grady didn't think he had any more love inside to give, but Cathy proves him wrong. With his wife by his side, this pilot learns to soar on the wings of a future neither of them dreamed possible.
This matter of marriage. Debbie Macomber
The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing. She's hitting the beg three-O and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight - in shining armour.
The way to a man's heart. Debbie Macomber
A feisty waitress and a handsome professor receive an education in love over Chaucer and chicken-pot pie. Meghan O'Day isn't sure what captures her fancy more: the sexy stranger in her Wichita diner or his reading material. Before long, Grey Carlyle becomes a regular, ordering the nightly specials and chatting with the spirited redhead about the classics. Certain that her favourite customer has an appetite for more than home cooking, Meghan decides it's time to teach the good professor a thing or two about romance. Grey notices the sparkle in Meghan's eyes the moment she opens up about her passion for literature. She's the breath of fresh air and joy this reserved and lonely teacher needs in his life. They say opposites attract, and Grey becomes a true believer each time he holds Meghan in his arms, even as they hit a few speed bumps on the road to togetherness. But if Grey knows anything about great books, it's that the best tales always have a happy ending.
Wedding fever. Debbie Macomber
Groom wanted: Aleksandr Berinski, a brilliant Russian biochemist, has very few days left in the United States - unless he gets married! And who better to ask than the very woman who needs him to stay - Julia Conrad? Her company would go under without his help, and Aleksandr knows he'd be lost without Julia in his life. Having once been betrayed by her emotions, Julia dares not risk any romantic entanglements. If there had to be a marriage, it would be one in name only - yet Aleksandr's passionate kisses, his tenderness and patience proves a challenging test to his "wife's" best defenses…
Destroy me. Tahereh Mafi
A novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner's father, the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son's mistakes, it's clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.
The undertaking Audrey Magee
The photograph of the woman is tied to a fencepost; the army chaplain hovers nearby. Peter Faber, a German soldier on the Russian front, is pledging his life to the stranger in the picture, while thousands of miles away in Berlin, the stranger is pledging the same to a photograph of him. Having never met, Peter and Katharina are getting married, a contract of business rather than of love. He earns ten days respite from the war for his 'honeymoon' while she is promised a widow's pension if he dies. Travelling to meet Katharina, Peter is surprised to find that he is attracted to his new wife; in only ten days the two strangers fall in love and commit themselves to a future together living under the bright promises of Nazism.
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Diabetes Elaine Magee
The Christmas Tree Tangle Margaret Mahy
Twenty-Four Hours Margaret Mahy
Almost summer : a Fool's Gold novella. Susan Mallery
Ever since she was young, Paige McLean has longed to see the world. Still, she never imagined the world would land on her doorstep in the form of a charming British surgeon who needs a place to stay when his plans fall through. After a devastating loss, Alistair Woodbury has vowed to live his life alone. But in all his travels, he hasn't encountered a town as welcoming as Fool's Gold, nor a woman as caring?or as beautiful?as Paige. Her compassion warms him almost as much as their stolen kisses. When it's Alistair's time to leave, will his brief visit turn into a lifetime stay?
The little Moroccan cookbook Text and recipes: Tess Mallos ; photographers: Alan Benson, Natasha Milne, Ashley Mackevicius, Prue Ruscoe, Ian Hofstetter and Martin Brigdale.
The Little Moroccan Cookbook features more than 80 recipes, selected to best reflect the unique characteristics and breadth of styles that are the essence of Moroccan cooking. Arabic, Persian, Andalusian and Berber influences are revealed in the recipes, and there are also special features on subjects such as spices, tea drinking and tajines.
The Agatha Raisin companion Alison Maloney
This book is a celebration of all things Agatha Raisin. It includes an introduction by M C Beaton, Agatha's biography, her background and retirement to the Cotswolds, her complex love life and the details of village life in Carsely.
Life after Victoria, 1900-1909 Alison Maloney, Jim Maloney.
Focusing on the after-effects of Victoria's death, the riots after Edward VII's cancelled Coronation and the glories of the Edwardian age, the book will appeal to all ages with its fact boxes, accessible copy and period pictures, including vintage advertising.
All the songs : the story behind every song released by The Beatles Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon.
Every album and every song ever released by The Beatles - from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The Long and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970) - is discussed, analysed and dissected in lively detail by two music historians.
The thief's daughter. Alan Marks
Magpie faces a dilemma when she finds a golden key : should she keep it or leave it for the owner to find? Suggested level: junior.
Fortunate son. David Marlett
Meet James Annesley, son of 18th Century Ireland. Though you may have never heard his name before, his story has already touched you in profound ways. Now, for the first time, novelist David Marlett brings that incredible story to life. And at its centre is the most momentous trial in Irish history - the trial of Annesley v. Anglesea from which our modern "attorney/client privilege" was forged, and our concept of a "jury of one's peers" was put to the test.
Every little thing adapted by Cedella Marley.
In this illustrated version of Bob Marley's song, a young boy, with the encouragement of three little birds, enjoys life and will not let anything get him down.
The F-commerce handbook : 10 secrets for unlocking the sales potential of facebook Paul Marsden, Paul Chaney.
The 10 Secrets to Selling on the World's #1 Social Network Facebook is the perfect tool for reaching out to customers. Now, you need to take the next step and make it pay by selling on Facebook. The f-Commerce Handbook shows you how.
Jokers Wild George R.R Martin
Ralph Masiello's dragon drawing book. Ralph Masiello
Describes and gives step-by-step instructions for drawing several different types of dragons.
The bride says maybe. Cathy Maxwell
What happens when a bride says maybe? She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love … but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan!
Lyon's bride. Cathy Maxwell
They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined - and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying - and having a son - without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever. Enter beautiful Thea Martin - a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker.
Lyon's bride ; &, The Scottish witch. Cathy Maxwell
Lyons' bride: They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined - and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying - and having a son - without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever. Enter beautiful Thea Martin - a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride - a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
Domestic affairs : enduring the pleasures of motherhood and family life. Joyce Maynard
An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America's best-loved memoirists. Witty and insightful, Domestic Affairs is an extension of Joyce Maynard's celebrated, widely syndicated newspaper column of the same name that ran from 1984 to 1990.
The good daughters. Joyce Maynard
The lives and fortunes of two New Hampshire families, the Planks and the Dickersons, are entwined through the youngest daughters of each family, who were born on the same day in the same hospital.
Labor Day Joyce Maynard
Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy - and the man he later becomes - looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.
Looking back : a chronicle of growing up old in the sixties. Joyce Maynard
Joyce Maynard was eighteen years old when her 1972 New York Times Magazine cover story catapulted her to national prominence. Published one year later, Looking Back is her remarkable follow-up - part memoir, part cultural history, and part social critique. She wrote about diving under her desk for air-raid practice during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, and catching the first glimpse (on the cover of Life magazine) of a human fetus in utero. Extraordinarily frank, sincere, and opinionated, Maynard seemed unafraid to take on any subject - including herself.
To die for. Joyce Maynard
Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto wants nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban television news station. And she believes that in order to realize her destiny, she must get rid of her tiresome husband, whose buttoned-up demeanour whose tragic death would win her the sympathy of millions of television viewers. With the help of three easily manipulated teenagers - one of them her lover - Suzanne sets her murderous plan in motion…
Needing her : a novella. Molly McAdams
Maci Price isn't really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy - and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.
The cougar club. Susan McBride
If you think that life - and romance - end at forty… think again! Meet three women who aren't about to run and hide, just because the world says they should be on the shelf and out of circulation.
The good girl's guide to murder : a debutante dropout mystery. Susan McBride
Thanks to her scheming mother, Cissy, Web site designer and high-society rebel Andrea Kendricks is on hand for the launch party to celebrate the new Dallas TV studio of unloveable domestic diva Marilee Mabry, a party that goes up in flames, leaving the body of a victim of foul play in its wake.
Nowhere Else. Fiona McCallum
What secret is the Australian outback town of Nowhere Else hiding? Television current affairs reporter Nicola Harvey is also hiding something. She is wealthy, has a handsome fiance and a beautiful home in Adelaide. But her life is not as perfect as it seems, so when her boss asks her to go on an extended research trip to investigate the effects of the drought, she is keen to visit the Outback. But the town of Nowhere Else is not what she expected. In fact the town and its locals may unlock the mystery of her past - and hold the key to her future happiness.
Paycheque Fiona McCallum
Claire had almost forgotten her country roots. She is a city girl with an adoring husband, chic townhouse and a high-flying corporate career. But when the police knock on her door one night with tragic news, her world is thrown into turmoil and she heads back to her family's farm. There, in the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills, Claire starts to rebuild her life with her friends, her father and his beloved racehorses, including a promising colt called Paycheque. But just as she starts to find happiness, and perhaps even love, she is faced with a life-changing decision.
Saving grace. Fiona McCallum
When Emily Oliphant married John Stratten, she thought it was the beginning of an exciting new adventure - standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most eligible farmer in the district and pitching in to build a thriving agricultural business. Three years later, however, Emily sees her marriage for what it is - a loveless tie to a callous man. When John's cruelty reaches new heights, Emily is forced to move out, braving both her husband's wrath and her mother's glaring disapproval. With the encouragement of her new friend Barbara, Emily moves into an abandoned property and takes on the mammoth task of turning the unloved house into a home. In the process she discovers a new business venture, meets new friends and finds an inner strength she never knew she had. Emily's newfound confidence is soon tested, though, when the owners of the property make her a tempting offer. Will she risk everything and invest in the ramshackle house that has finally given her a sense of purpose? Or will Emily listen to the views of the community - and the voice of her mother - and go back to continue on the road more travelled?
Wattle Creek. Fiona McCallum
Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and his nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he's living for. But in a small town like Wattle Creek, there are few people to turn to, and Damien learned long ago to keep his problems to himself.
The Real McCaw Richie McCaw
Danny Boy : the legend of the beloved Irish ballad. Malachy McCourt
Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who actually wrote the lyrics, and is it even Irish? Acclaimed novelist, actor, memoirist, screenwriter, playwright, and raconteur, Malachy McCourt, turns his Irish eye to the song's complex history and myths in an eloquent ode to this classic. He traces the evolution of the music, which is one of more than 100 songs composed to the very same tune, including the familiar "Londonderry Air," and explores the enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore.
Dolled up to die. Lorena McCourtney
When Cate Kinkaid receives a frantic call about a triple homicide, she drives to the scene against her better judgment (aren't triple homicides more up the police department's alley) only to find that the victims are not quite who she expects. Now she has a new rule to add to those she's learned in her short stint as an assistant private investigator: always find out if the victims actually have human DNA. Because these three do not.
Dying to read. Lorena McCourtney
Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many resumes she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?
A Darker Domain Val McDermid
Crossing the line. Katie McGarry
Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters - or that she'd fall for the boy she's only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most. Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he's never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila's forgiveness - and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.
Remains of the dead. Iain McKinnon
The world is dead. Cahz and his squad of veteran soldiers are tasked with flying into abandoned cities and retrieving zombies for scientific study. Then the unbelievable happens. After years of encountering nothing but the undead, the team discovers a handful of survivors in a fortified warehouse with dwindling supplies.
Maori music. Mervyn McLean
This book is the best introduction available to Maori music - the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and hundred of pages of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this is a classic book.
iPad for the older and wiser. Sean McManus
Easy-to-follow advice on using your iPad, this new edition gets you up and running on new iPad features such as iCloud, tabbed browsing, the new Messages app, and new photo editing capabilities. But it also includes general information such as how to set up and register your iPad, sync it with other devices, download apps from the App Store, play games or watch films, and much more. It also teaches you to use your iPad for things you do every day, such as surfing the web, ordering groceries, organizing photos, and staying in touch with family and friends via email.
Nga moteatea : he kupu arataki = an introduction Jane McRae ; Maori translation by Heni Jacob.
The songs of Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Apirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these songs - a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume Nga Moteatea.
The road to Middlemarch : my life with George Eliot. Rebecca Mead
At the age of 17, Rebecca Mead read Middlemarch for the first time, and has read it again every five years since, interpreting and discovering it anew each time. In The Road to Middlemarch she writes passionately about her relationship with this remarkable Victorian novel - loved by so many - and explores how its characters and their stories, along with George Eliot's own life experiences, can answer some of our fundamental questions about life and love.
Science on ice : discovering the secrets of Antarctica Veronika Meduna
In Science on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a fascinating frozen land - Antarctica's ice cap holds three quarters of the planet's fresh water, its layers of ice and sediment record past climate conditions going back millions of years, and the oceans around it drive the global food chain and a giant conveyor belt of currents that transports heat around the globe. The creatures that call Antarctica home have evolved to survive in conditions hostile to life, and the continent's permanently ice-covered lakes may even hold the secret to how life began on Earth - and what it might look like elsewhere. And though it is the only continent without permanent human habitation, Antartica may yet hold the key to our survival. In this lavishly illustrated book Meduna introduces us to an exhilarating landscape, to fascinating discoveries and to the people making them - those scientists tackling fundamental questions about life and the world around us from the frozen continent.
Eating Italy : a chef's culinary adventure Jeff Michaud with David Joachim.
Before award-winning chef Jeff Michaud ever opened the doors of his acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants, he spent three years in northern Italy as a culinary apprentice to master butchers and chefs, immersing himself in the culture and cuisine of the old country. Eating Italy is a delicious, funny, and mesmerizing spin through the boot, teaching true heirloom techniques and telling Jeff’s culinary and personal love story.
Instagram power : build your brand and reach more customers with the power of pictures. Jason Miles
Instagram Power provides everything you need to grab customers on the world's most popular photo-sharing site. This guide covers it all - from setting up an account to promoting a brand to integrating the photo-sharing app into an existing marketing strategy.
Pinterest power : market your business, sell your product, and build your brand on the world's hottest social network James Miles and Karen Lacey.
Pinterest Power reveals the business opportunities in Pinterest and reveals actionable, easily implemented, and proven strategies to increase small-business sales.
Visual marketing with the power of Pinterest and Instagram Jason Miles and Karen Lacey.
Pinterest Power reveals the business opportunities in Pinterest and reveals actionable, easily implemented, and proven strategies to increase small-business sales.
Kissing Shakespeare. Pamela Mingle
A romantic time travel story that's ideal for fans of novels by Meg Cabot and Donna Jo Napoli - and, of course, Shakespeare. Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide. Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England - the world Stephen's really from.
Thirty girls. Susan Minot
Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities, who is struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done. Jane is an American journalist who has travelled to Africa, hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find her centre after a series of failed relationships. Minot interweaves their stories, giving us razor-sharp portraits of two extraordinary young women confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the struggle to wrest meaning from events that test them both in unimaginable ways.
Darkfever Karen Marie Moning
MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks… until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death-a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone-Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.
The courage to love. E. E Montgomery
In 1915, after his beloved Carl died from a vicious beating, David Harrison enlisted in the Army and went to war. He returns home to find a world seemingly unchanged, while he will never be the same. At Mrs. Gill's boarding house, he meets Bernard Donnelly, a young man suffering the after-effects of his own war experiences. David finds himself increasingly attracted to Bernard, but that terrifies him.
Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures. Virginia Morell
Explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion, offering a surprising examination into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animals.
Racing the moon. Michelle Morgan
Joe Riley has to be a little creative to make pocket money in his rough and tumble neighbourhood of Glebe. But when his parents send him off to St Bartholomew's - a Catholic boarding school on the other side of the harbour - Joe's carefree existence is a thing of the past. Expelled from St Bart's, Joe is sent to a reform school on the south coast known as The Farm. Life is tough there for a boy from the city, but it's through working the land and tending the animals that Joe finds inner strength and peace, and rediscovers the thrill of true freedom.
The king in the forest. Michael Morpurgo
Tells of how a young boy, Tod, saved a white fawn from the king's hunters and made a lifelong friend. Many years later when the king offers a reward for the horns of the white stag, Tod faces a great test of his devotion to his friend.
Bligh : master mariner. Robert Mundle
From ship's boy to vice-admiral, discover how much more there was to Captain Blight than his infamous bad temper. Meet a 24-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his captain and mentor, Cook; a 34-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous Bounty then cast adrift by Fletcher Christian on an epic 47-day open-boat voyage from Tonga to Timor; and a 36-year-old Captain Bligh as he takes HMS Providence, in the company of a young Matthew Flinders, on a grand voyage to Tahiti and back. And all this before he was forty.
Hell on high seas : amazing stories of survival against the odds. Robert Mundle
Hell on high seas chronicles some of the most remarkable stories of survival and daring the world's oceans have ever hosted. Amazing feats of courage: some verging on madness, others where death is eluded through sheer bravery, determination and innovation - or even divine intervention? Maurice and Maralyn Bailey spent 117 days adrift in a rubber dinghy in the Pacific after their yacht was sunk by a whale. Five Mexican fishermen went to sea for a three-day shark-fishing trip and vanished - nine months later three of them reappeared. Ben and Elinore Carlin endured a hurricane-lashed crossing of the Atlantic in their tiny amphibious jeep, Half-Safe, the start of an incredible 10-year, around-the-world odyssey.
iPad secrets Darren Murph
Most iPad users are familiar with the product's basic functions, but the iPad offers an endless array of options, and one doesn't need to be a pro to understand. iPad Secrets provides the millions of iPad owners with a true behind-the-scenes look into a vault of features and little known short cuts.
Fix, freeze, feast : prepare in bulk and enjoy by the serving : more than 125 recipes Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik
A cookbook filled with recipes. Each recipe includes instructions for dividing, preparing, and storing the raw ingredients, and a second set of simple directions for thawing, cooking, and enjoying the food.
Kate : the future queen. Katie Nicholl
From the bestselling author of William and Harry and renowned Royal Family news correspondent Katie Nicholl, comes the first in-depth biography of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Katie Nicholl, bestselling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated royals fans around the world and now, Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton's initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.
Land of dreams. Joan Lowery Nixon
In 1902 sixteen-year-old Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds herself frustrated by the restrictions placed on what girls of her age are expected or allowed to do.
Land of hope. Joan Lowery Nixon
Rebekah, a fifteen-year-old Jewish immigrant arriving in New York City in 1902, almost abandons her dream of getting an education when she is forced to work in a sweatshop.
Land of promise. Joan Lowery Nixon
In 1902 fifteen-year-old Rose travels from Ireland to join family members in Chicago, where she must use all her resources to deal with her father's drinking and her brothers' dangerous involvement in politics.
Twelve years a slave. Solomon Northup
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.
Crocodile! Liss Norton
When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. What they don't expect to find is an angry, hungry crocodile!
My life with the Walter boys. Ali Novak
Jackie Howard does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades - the perfect daughter. And then… Surprise #1. Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise #2. Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters - her new guardians. Surprise #3. The Walters have twelve sons (well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway). Jackie is now surrounded by the enemy. Loud, dirty, annoying boys - who have no concept of personal space.
Attack on London : disaster, rebellion, riot, terror and war Jonathan Oates
Generations of Londoners from Roman times to the present day have confronted natural and man-made threats to their city. Disasters, rebellions, riots, acts of terror and war have marked the long history of the capital - and have shaped the character of its people. In this evocative account Jonathan Oates recalls in vivid detail the perils Londoners have faced and describes how they coped with them.
The disgraced marchioness. Anne O'Brien
Henry Faringdon, the new Marquis of Burford, returns home and makes a shocking discovery. On his departure to America, his brother Thomas had married the woman who'd stolen Henry's heart - the alluring Miss Eleanor Stamford. Now a widow, with a babe in arms, Eleanor is as dismayed to see Henry as he is to see her.
The king's concubine. Anne O'Brien
One marriage. Three people. Proud king. Loving wife. Infamous mistress. 1362. Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent. Alice Perrers, a girl born with nothing but ambition. The Queen has a role waiting for her at court. 'I have lifted you from nothing Alice. Now you repay me.' Led down the corridors of the royal palace, the young virgin is secretly delivered to King Edward III to perform the wifely duties of which ailing Philippa is no longer capable. Power has a price, and Alice Perrers will pay it. Mistress to the King. Confidante of the Queen. Whore to the court. Her fate is double edged; loved by the majesties, ostracised by her peers. Alice must balance her future with care as her star begins to rise.
Sir Small and the dragonfly. Jane O'Connor
When a dragonfly swoops over the town of Pee Wee and carries Lady Teena away, brave Sir Small rides off on his trusty ant vowing to rescue her.
What Was Lost Catherine O'Flynn
Bruneval. Paul Oldfield
The Bruneval Raid, launched against a German radar installation on the French coast in February 1942, was unique: it was one of the first fully combined operations put together by HQ Combined Operations under Mountbatten; for the first time a unit of the newly formed British Parachute Regiment went into action; it was the only raid carried out purely to satisfy the needs of scientific intelligence. It was highly successful and the results achieved were out of all proportion to the resources committed.
Cockleshell raid. Paul Oldfield
Operation 'Frankton' is a story of how a handful of determined and resourceful men, using flimsy canoes, achieved what thousands could not by conventional means. The volunteers had enlisted for 'Hostilities Only' and, except for their leader, none had been in a canoe before. However, with a few months training they carried out what one German officer described as, "the outstanding commando raid of the war". They became known as the 'Cockleshell Heroes', having been immortalized in a film and a book of that name in the 1950s. This book covers the whole of the 'Frankton' story including the development of the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, the planning and preparation for the raid, its aftermath and an account of the horrific war crimes inflicted on those who were captured. It also includes the epic escape by Haslar and Corporal Bill Sparks across occupied France into Spain.
The boy in the moon. Kate O'Riordan
Brian, Julia and their young son, Sam, are an apparently normal London family, until a shocking, seemingly random act of negligence on Brian's part, destroys their lives. This book is a beautifully-crafted evocation of a distant rural Irish existence, and a compassionate, funny and very honest exposure of the intricacies of family life.
Attempts to draw Jesus. Stephen Orr
Jack loses his job in a small, economically-depressed town. Rolly isn't really interested in working. But they both answer an ad to work as jackaroos at a remote outback station. But all it takes to change their world is one wrong turn.
The village baker's wife : the desserts and pastries that made Gayle's famous Gayle and Joe Ortiz, with Louisa Beers.
Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine-chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's legendary.
Neanderthal man : in search of lost genomes Svante Paabo
What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo's mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in his sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2009.
Beloved. Diana Palmer
Simon Hart had sworn off romantic entanglements forever. But every man had a weakness, and his was the beautiful, beguiling Tira Beck. He thought the bubbly socialite was a shameless flirt with a cavalier attitude about marriage - until he learned she'd secretly saved all her love for him. Against his will, Simon became entranced by her glorious presence, her every gesture tempting him like a sweet, beckoning caress. Still, he knew she wasn't about to surrender her nights to him casually… unless he became her beloved.
The case of the confirmed bachelor. Diana Palmer
Unlike Tabitha Harvey. Tabby had lived in the house next door to Nick's childhood home for years. Stable and understated, she craved a home, children and a man who would love her. Too bad she'd already given her heart to a confirmed bachelor who'd run at the first hint of commitment. Unless… could she change his ways?
Piano starts here : the young Art Tatum. Robert Andrew Parker
Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colourful and energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
Death in Paradise. Robert B Parker
The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, facedown, was something that used to be a girl. The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide, she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life, and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.
Stone cold. Robert B Parker
Investigating a thrill-seeking pair of serial killers who are targeting the residents of an affluent suburban town, police chief Jesse Stone finds his job complicated by local politicians, the media, his drinking problem, and his ex-wife.
The rooftop beekeeper : Megan Paska with Rachel Wharton. Megan Paska
The number of urban beekeepers has escalated with more than 25 percent increases year over year in the United States and the United Kingdom. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and backyard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the first handbook to explore the ease and charm of keeping bees in an urban environment. This useful manual - at once a good read and a pretty object - features a relatable first-person narrative, checklists, numbered how-tos. Covering all aspects of urban beekeeping, this book also provides readers with plenty of sweet recipes for delicious treats, tonics, and beauty products to make with home-harvested honey.
This is the story of a happy marriage. Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband creating a resonant portrait of her life.
Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson
In this unforgettable story, Jess and Leslie, competitors at first, then unlikely friends, together create a magical land called Terabithia. Courage inspired by their friendship prepares Jess for an unforeseen tragedy.
Birdy and the ghosties. Jill Paton Walsh
A young Scottish girl has little use for her gift of second sight until the day the ghosties came.
Thomas and the tinners. Jill Paton Walsh
After a hard morning on his first day down the mine, Thomas sits to eat his pasty. As he is about to eat he hears a faint little voice asking for food and when he looks down he sees the most amazing sight.
Felt Toys for Little Ones Jessica Peck
Big Nate from the top. Lincoln Peirce
Nate is a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is destined for greatness (a fortune cookie told him so). He fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality. He's the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Throughout Peirce's Big Nate Collection, Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight As in laughs (and numerous detentions) along the way.
Big Nate : I can't take it! Lincoln Peirce
Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare. At home, he's stuck between Ellen, his incredibly annoying older sister, and Dad, perhaps the most clueless parent of all time. And don't get him started on Gina, the ultimate teacher's pet, or Artur, the unassuming exchange student who bests him at every turn. It's enough to make even a can-do kid like Nate scream: 'I can't take it!'
Big Nate : I smell a pop quiz. Lincoln Peirce
Nate Wright has a nose (and a penchant) for trouble. So he's not one to be surprised by a pop quiz popping up.
Big Nate makes a splash. Lincoln Peirce
Count on Nate Wright to stir things up and make his entrance with a splash! Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
Big Nate makes the grade. Lincoln Peirce
Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the foremost. But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those things! In Big Nate Makes the Grade, the school life goings-on of Nate, his pals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious detail.
Big Nate out loud. Lincoln Peirce
Eleven-year-old Nate Wright is living out loud and he wouldn't have it any other way! Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock.
Big Nate : pray for a fire drill. Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate, who is always notoriously unprepared for class, turns to divine intervention to spare him!
Knitting To Go Kris Percival
From the top : brief transmissions from Tent show radio. Michael Perry
From Scandihoovian Spanglish to snickering chickens, New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry navigates a wide range of topics in this collection of brief essays drawn from his weekly appearances on the nationally syndicated Tent Show Radio program. Fatherhood, dumpster therapy, dangerous wedding rings, Christmas trees, used cars, why you should have bacon in your stock portfolio, loggers in clogs-whatever the subject, Perry has a rare ability to touch both the funny bone and the heart.
Breathing room. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
She's lost her money to an unscrupulous accountant, her fiance to a a frumpy older woman and her reputation to headlines denouncing her as a fraud. Lately, it seems Dr Isabel, America's favourite self-help guru, can fix everyone's life but her own. Broke, heartsick, and soul-weary, she heads for Italy in search of a little breathing room.
Call me irresistible Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Ostracized for her role in halting best friend Lucy's wedding, Meg finds herself stranded without family support in a hostile Texas town where she unexpectedly falls for Ted Beaudine.
Glitter baby. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world - to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy. Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan - A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past - In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?
The great escape. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Lucy Jorik, the daughter of the former president of the U.S., jilts her soon-to-be husband at the altar and embarks on the adventure she has been waiting for.
Just imagine. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The War between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is more than her most bitter enemy - he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she 's figured on.
Lady be good. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A British headmistress determined to lose her reputation arrives in Texas, where she meets a play-boy athlete who has been blackmailed into being her chauffeur.
Match me if you can. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Annabelle Granger has recently inherited her grandmother's matchmaking business, and is dedicated to making it as successful as possible. To do that, however, Annabelle needs to land a high-profile, major client, and has set her sights on one of Chicago's most eligible bachelors.
Sui shi Tang fei = Sui and Tang Dynasties. Piaoxuelouzhu.
Medicinal cookery : how you can benefit from nature's edible pharmacy. Dale Pinnock
Dale Pinnock explains how the healing power of foods stretches even beyond the realms of vitamins and minerals, and involves a far more complex and beautifully wondrous group of biological compounds - phytochemicals. He shows how, when delivered in the right way, many of these compounds can work in a very similar way to medicinal plants and even pharmaceutical drugs, but minus the side-effects. He highlights the benefits of each food and shows how to prepare dishes and recipes that are not only delicious but have a medicinal property that makes them a powerful addition to someone's overall disease treatment plan, be this orthodox medical treatment or natural therapies. He includes recipes for all common health disorders, including problems with digestion, the heart and circulation, the immune and nervous systems, joints and skin disorders.
The bell jar. Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath's only novel is an account of a young woman's breakdown - her attempted suicide, hospitalization and recovery. A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so the choice of future is overwhelming. She is faced with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity.
So Irresistible Lisa Plumley
Coal Sacks for Curtains Joni Powling
The Bookseller Mark Pryor
The Crypt Thief Mark Pryor
Learning Web App Development Semmy Purewal
Life bank. Delong Qin
Hulan He de nu er : xian gei Xiao Hong bai nian = Hulan's daughter : a century dedicated to dedicated to Xiao Hong. Shi Qiu
A person's hometown. Lao Quan
Shadows in the Sun Gayathri Ramprasad
A January bride. Deborah Raney
Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie's never met the innkeeper - but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie's alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn's owner - a man who's likely many years her senior - and who she's never even met. When Maddie and Art finally meet and discover one another's identity, sparks fly. Even so, they each have obstacles to overcome in order for this winter romance to blossom.
Doped : the real life story of the 1960s racehorse doping gang. Jamie Reid
Doped is the gripping true-story racing thriller set in Britain in the 1950s and early 1960s. Combining a potent mix of horse racing, drugs, sex, class, crime, gambling and the monarchy, it tells the true story of one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history.
Bizarre crimes. Joe Rhatigan
Here, the authors pay tribute to the comic blunderers whose antics land them in police cuffs faster than you can say: 'He went thatta way!". This book will have you amazed at how stupid some criminals really are!
Movie bliss : a hopeless romantic seeks movies to love. Heidi Rice
If you adore Sleepless in Seattle and Pride and Prejudice and The Avengers, then you want a movie guide aimed at women like you. Women who enjoy romances and more! You like both a good kiss and a good knockout and refuse to be categorized - but you wish someone like you would recommend movies. Which brings Harlequin author and professional movie critic Heidi Rice to the rescue.
Hollow city : the second novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children. Ransom Riggs
Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa 1940), the "peculiar" capital of the world.
The Stanislaskis Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts delivers three classic novels in her unforgettable Stanislaski family saga.
Stars of Mithra box set : Hidden star, Captive star, Secret star. Nora Roberts
From Nora Roberts comes The Stars of Mithra trilogy, a collection of classic stories about three strong heroines and the three priceless gems that are destined to change their lives and their hearts forever.
Buckley's Hope Craig Robertson
Somewhere in France. Jennifer Robson
Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford, has struggled against both her mother's expectations and the restrictions early 20th-century British society imposes upon women of "gentle breeding". Only one person other than her beloved brother Edward ever listened to what she really wanted - Robert Fraser, Edward's best friend. But that was many years ago when he was visiting and Lilly was young, and she is certain Robbie has long forgotten her. Robbie Fraser knows he shouldn't have come to the lavish ball given by Edward's parents, the Earl and Countess of Cumberland. This world is far removed from the hospital in Whitechapel where he works as a surgeon. In his work, he is feted and admired by his colleagues and friends, yet his accomplishments count for nothing to the privileged few attending the Neville-Ashford gala. As he plots his quiet escape, he is stopped by a vision of loveliness-Lilly. He finds her utterly captivating. She believes he is the man of her dreams. In a few short weeks, the world is engulfed by war. As the lights go out across Europe, Robbie becomes a trauma surgeon in a field hospital on the Western Front, while Lilly breaks free of convention, as well as from her disapproving parents, leaving home and eventually becoming an ambulance driver with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. When she is transferred to the same field hospital where Robbie works, she hopes to strengthen the growing bond between them. Yet how can love survive the class restrictions that separate them and the horrors and suffering of the Great War?
Leopold blue. Rosie Rowell
Meg Bergman is fifteen and fed up. She lives in a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial tension and (in Meg's eyes) ordinariness. Meg has no friends either, due largely to what the community sees as her mother's interfering attempts to educate farm workers about Aids. But one day Xanthe arrives - cool, urban, feisty Xanthe, who for some unknown reason seems to want to hang out with Meg. Xanthe arrives into Meg's life like a hurricane, offering her a look at a teenage life she never knew existed. But cracks quickly begin to show in their friendship when Meg's childhood friend Simon returns from his gap year travels. Leopold Blue is an emotionally taut and beautifully-written story from a debut author with a mesmerising voice.
The living years. Mike Rutherford
Born in 1950, the author was truly his father's son, even serving in the naval section of the student cadet corps at one of England's top public schools, Charterhouse. This is a book about two men whose lives and complex relationship reflect the seismic social and cultural shifts that took place during the twentieth century.
Dammit science, where's my hoverboard? Liam Ryan
No one can predict the future, but that has never stopped us trying. Throughout history, science and technology have promised us visions of possible futures filled with medical miracles and flying cars. We have turned to our best and brightest to help us see clearly what kind of world we might be inhabiting in 5, 10 or 100 years. With the benefit of hindsight, we can now see that even those who are experts in their field are no better at getting it right than we are.
P. J. Funnybunny camps out. Marilyn Sadler
Although P.J. and his friends refuse to let Donna and Honey Bunny go camping with them because "camping is not for girls," the girls follow and get proof that camping is hard work even for boys.
Ten eggs in a nest. Marilyn Sadler
Red is so excited that Gwen has laid a nest full of eggs, he rushes out to buy a worm to feed each of the increasing number of chicks as they hatch.
Some people say that this is not love. Shi San
The first deadly sin. Lawrence Sanders
In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders's bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who's armed with a mysterious weapon. New York Police Department Captain Edward Delaney is called to the scene of a brutal murder. A Brooklyn councilman was struck from behind, the back of his skull punctured and crushed with an unknown weapon. The victim wasn't robbed, and there's no known motive. The commissioner appoints Delaney to head up a clandestine task force, but soon this effort ignites an internecine war of departmental backstabbing. Distracted by the serious illness of his wife, Barbara, Delaney begins his secret investigation. Then the killer claims another victim - slain in the exact same way, leaving the strange puncture wound. As more young men are found murdered, Delaney starts putting the pieces together. Soon, he's faced with a cop's dilemma: He knows who the killer is, but the man is untouchable. That's when Delaney lays a trap to bring a monster to justice …
The fourth deadly sin. Lawrence Sanders
Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who is crazy like a fox. On a rainy November night, Dr. Simon Ellerbee stares out the window of his Upper East Side psychiatry office, miserably wishing he could seek counselling for the problems in his seemingly perfect life. He hears the door buzzer and goes to answer it, but flinches when he sees his unexpected guest. Minutes later, he's dead, his skull crushed by repeated blows from a ball-peen hammer. Once the doctor was down, the killer turned over the body and smashed in Ellerbee's eyes. With no leads and a case getting colder by the hour, the New York Police Department calls in former chief Edward Delaney. His search for the truth raises more questions than answers: Who had Ellerbee let into his office? Why were there two sets of wet footprints on the carpeting of the doctor's townhouse? What caused Ellerbee's odd personality transformation over the past year? And who murdered, then symbolically mutilated, the prominent Manhattan psychiatrist?
The second deadly sin. Lawrence Sanders
A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York's art world. A month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found dead in his Mott Street studio - stabbed repeatedly in the back. With no clear leads or suspects, the New York Police Department calls Chief Edward Delaney out of retirement. Delaney is still adjusting to life on the outside, and he's bored by his free time. He welcomes the chance to put his well-honed investigative skills to the test once again. To investigate the case, Delaney plunges into Maitland's rarefied orbit. Following a winding path of avarice, deception, and fraud, Delaney uncovers a long line of suspects that includes Maitland's wife, son, and mistress. When a second murder rocks Manhattan's art world, Delaney moves closer to the truth about what kind of a man - or monster - Victor Maitland really was. But which of the artist's enemies was capable of killing him and leaving no trail?
The third deadly sin. Lawrence Sanders
Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she's a middle-aged secretary no one would look at twice. But by night, dressed in a midnight-black wig, a skin-tight dress, and spike heels, she's hard to miss. Inside her leather shoulder bag are keys, cash, mace, and a Swiss Army knife. She prowls smoky hotel bars for prey. The first victim - a convention guest at an upscale Manhattan hotel - is found with multiple stab wounds to the neck and genitals. By the time retired police detective chief Edward Delaney hears about the case from an old colleague, the Hotel Ripper has already struck twice. Unable to resist the puzzle, Delaney follows the clues and soon realizes he's looking for a woman. As the grisly slayings continue, seizing the city in a chokehold of panic, Delaney must stop the madwoman before she kills again.
The whispering gallery, Mark Sanderson
A gripping and evocative mystery set in 1930s London, in which a young journalist goes on the trail of a serial killer. On a sweltering day in July 1937, reporter John Steadman is in London's St Paul's Cathedral waiting for his girlfriend. But romance is pushed aside when he witnesses a man falling to his death from the Whispering Gallery, killing a priest in the process. Did he jump or was he pushed? Two days later Johnny receives the first of a series of grim packages at the offices of his newspaper, the Daily News. Each contains the body part of a woman and an enigmatic note, one of which says that he will be the murderer's final victim. To catch a killer, Johnny must set himself up as bait - with police and a fascinated public looking on. But he still has to uncover the tragic truth behind the double-death in the cathedral.
An affair to dismember. Elise Sax
Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family's matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What's more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy. When Zelda's neighbour drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbour's death was murder.
Love game. Elise Sax
Five months have passed since Gladie Burger came to Cannes, California, to join her eccentric Grandma Zelda in the family matchmaking business, and Gladie is quickly mastering the rules of attraction. Her latest fix-up is still going strong and Gladie's bank account is back in the black - until a rival matchmaker arrives in town and has both Gladie and Zelda seeing red. Not only is self-proclaimed psychic Luanda Laughing-Eagle stealing Grandma Zelda's clients, but Zelda is convinced that Luanda's ESP is total BS. She tasks Gladie with exposing Luanda as a fraud, but Gladie's attention is diverted when murder comes a-calling. Spencer Bolton, the gorgeous chief of police and Gladie's on-again, off-again flame, wants her to stay out of the investigation - and away from the deliciously chiseled detective who also aims to win Gladie's heart. But the one thing Gladie's learned is that in business, love and murder … it's always personal.
Matchpoint Elise Sax
Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax's hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series. Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead - and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client. Now it's up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars. As if that weren't enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie's attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie's secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbour. Still, Gladie's not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match and if she's not careful, it could be her last.
The poet's wife. Mandy Sayer
Even though we'd grown up in vastly different cultures and countries, we'd both known poverty, domestic violence and the expectation that neither one of us would ever amount to anything. That was probably what united us more than anything: our shared defiance of that prediction. She tap-danced on street corners for people's small change. He was an out-of-work university teacher, poet and Vietnam vet. She was white and from Australia. He was black and from the Deep South. They met on Mardi Gras, New Orleans in 1985. She was twenty-two. He was nearly forty. They fell in love. They married. What happened next will thrill, move, perplex and enrage you. It will break your heart. The Poet's Wife tells the story of the ten years that Mandy Sayer and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife. During that time he became a famous poet, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the highest honour for poetry in the United States, and a university professor. At the same time, Mandy became a writer, winning the Vogel Prize for young Australian writers for her first novel, Mood Indigo. She is now an acclaimed author and journalist and has written two award-winning memoirs, Velocity and Dreamtime Alice. The Poet's Wife traces her life from the end of Dreamtime Alice, and again confirms Sayer's place as one of our most lyrical and most courageous writers memoirist like no other.
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A political education : coming of age in Paris and New York. Andre Schiffrin
Andre Schiffrin was born the son of one of France's most esteemed publishers, into a world that included some of the day's leading writers and intellectuals, such as Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery. But this world was torn apart when the Nazis marched into Paris on Andre's fifth birthday. Beginning with the family's dramatic escape to Casablanca - thanks to the help of the legendary Varian Fry - and eventually to New York, this memoir recounts the surprising twists and turns of a life that saw Schiffrin, despite his radically altered circumstances, become one of the world's most respected publishers.
A drowned maiden's hair : a melodrama. Laura Amy Schlitz
At the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, eleven-year-old Maud is adopted by three spinster sisters moonlighting as mediums who take her home and reveal to her the role she will play in their séances.
Fire spell. Laura Amy Schlitz
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
The night fairy. Laura Amy Schlitz
When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
The wife campaign. Regina Scott
Whitfield Calder, Earl of Danning, would much rather spend a fortnight tending to his estate than entertaining three eligible young ladies. But when his valet insists that marriage is an earl's duty, Whit agrees to the house party.
Istanbul : recipes from the heart of Turkey. Rebecca Seal
Step onto the streets of Istanbul and you'll see a city of wonderful contradictions: wander out of an edgy bar and you're likely to turn a corner and stumble across colonial-era embassy buildings and tea houses brimming with old men playing okey.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker
Cut Dead Mark Sennen
Pride, prejudice and popcorn : TV and film adaptations of Pride and prejudice, Wuthering heights, and Jane Eyre. Carrie Sessarego
Join blogger and romance aficionado Carrie Sessarego ( as she takes us to the movies with Jane and Liz and Cathy. In her own unique, hilarious style she discusses the books and the various movie and TV adaptations. Your living room will be graced by heartthrobs like Timothy Dalton (twice!), Colin Firth (he shows up twice, too!), Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.
The final storm : a novel of the war in the Pacific Jeff Shaara
A fictional account of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island.
Domesticity : a gastronomic interpretation of love. Bob Shacochis
Domesticity is an irreverent exploration of the sweet and sour evolution of the enduring romance between author and lover. In this relationship, Shacochis stays at home and cooks, all the while reflecting on the ups and downs of a romantic partnership, the connection between heart and stomach, and how the crazed lust of youth evolves into inevitably settling down and, well, simply making dinner.
In Tasmania. Nicholas Shakespeare
The settlement of Tasmania by Europeans began 200 years ago. Nicholas Shakespeare first went there, having heard of the island's exceptional beauty, and because it was famously remote. He soon decided that this was where he wanted to live. Only later did he discover a cache of letters written by an ancestor as corrupt as he was colourful: Anthony Fenn Kemp, the so-called "Father of Tasmania".
The blue mountain. Meir Shalev
The stories of four young Russian pioneers who immigrated to Israel in the years before WWI.
Freedom from anxiety : a holistic approach to emotional well-being Marcey Shapiro
Dr. Shapiro grappled with anxiety on her own path to greater health and wholeness and observed, through her personal experience and that of treating numerous patients who suffer from the heartache and despair that anxiety causes, that finding peace involves a spiritual journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Nate the Great and the crunchy Christmas. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Even a deep snow the week before Christmas can't keep Nate the Great and his dog Sludge from finding the special card sent to Annie's dog Fang by his mother.
Nate the Great and the tardy tortoise. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
As more and more of his flowers display the bite marks of a wandering tortoise, Nate sets out to uncover the mystery of the reptile's origins.
Heaphy. Iain Sharp
Born in England, Englishman Charles Heaphy - the first 'New Zealander' to win the Victoria Cross, the first European to explore the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island and a distinguished 19th-century landscape painter in that country - is a central figure in colonial history. This book reveals the story of Heaphy's life and art.
Coming of age on Zoloft : how antidepressants cheered us up, let us down, and changed who we are Katherine Sharpe
When Katherine Sharpe arrived at her college health centre with an age-old complaint, a bad case of homesickness, she received a thoroughly modern response: a twenty-minute appointment and a prescription for Zoloft - a drug she would take for the next ten years. In this book, Sharpe blends deeply personal writing, thoughtful interviews, and historical context to achieve an unprecedented portrait of the antidepressant generation.
Her dark curiosity. Megan Shepherd
Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel, The Madman's Daughter, explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves.
Vienna nocturne. Vivien Shotwell
Vienna Nocturne tells the story of the turbulent life and brilliantly successful career of young British opera singer Anna Storace, a child prodigy who is taken by her parents to Italy at age thirteen to advance her career. We watch her turn from a carefree young girl to a passionate young woman, and it is during this transformation that her affair with Mozart blossoms.
Checker and the Derailleurs : a novel. Lionel Shriver
Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love. The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell. But when another drummer, Eaton Striker, hears the prodigy play, he is pulled inexorably into Checker's orbit by a powerful combination of envy and admiration. Soon The Derailleurs, too, are torn apart by latent jealousies that Eaton does his utmost to bring alive.
The female of the species. Lionel Shriver
Still unattached and childless at fifty-nine, world-renowned anthropologist Gray Kaiser is seemingly invincible, and untouchable.
The post-birthday world Lionel Shriver
This is the new novel from the Orange Prize winning author of "We Need to Talk About Kevin". It all hinges on one kiss. Whether Irena McGovern does or does not lean in to a specific pair of lips in London will determine whether she stays with her disciplined, intellectual partner Lawrence or runs off with Ramsey, a hard-living snooker player.
Food allergies : a complete guide for eating when your life depends on it Scott H Sicherer
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask, this book provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life.
Kinds of peace : Maori people after the wars 1870-85 Keith Sinclair
Admirably clear and concise in its account of the aftermath of the land wars, Kinds of Peace examines the political, religious and other reactions among Maori towards the coming of peace. It considers the effect of the wars on the Maori people of Waikato, Taranaki, and Hawkes Bay, and draws heavily on Maori sources. It is a major contribution by New Zealand's most distinguished historian to our knowledge of nineteenth-century Maori history.
The origins of the Maori wars. Keith Sinclair
Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived to take up land for which they had paid before it had been procured. The King party, one of the earliest national movements among Maori, reacted against this imperial expansion. The story of the developing crisis features good intentions, self-interest, obstinacy and miscalculations - elements involved in the origins of many wars.
Walter Nash. Keith Sinclair
Walter Nash was among the most influential of the group of Labour Party leaders who created the welfare state. He was a member of parliament for almost 40 years and he was one of New Zealand political leaders known internationally. Keith Sinclair's engrossing biography traces Walter Nash's development from his youth through to his determination to build a more just society.
Helium. Jaspreet Singh
On November 1st 1984, a day after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a nineteen-year-old student travels back from a class trip with his mentor and chemistry teacher, Professor Singh. As the group disembark at Delhi station a mob surrounds the professor, throws a tire over him, douses him in gasoline and sets him alight. Years later the student, Raj, is compelled to find his professor's widow, the beautiful Nelly. As the two walk through the misty mountains of Shimla, Nelly comes up against a nation in denial, Raj faces the truth about his father's role in the Sikh massacre and they both find the path leads back to the train station.
The story of ain't : America, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published David Skinner
In 1961, Webster's Third came along and ignited an unprecedented controversy in America's newspapers, universities, and living rooms. The new dictionary's editor, Philip Gove, had overhauled Merriam's long held authoritarian principles to create a reference work that had "no traffic with … artificial notions of correctness or authority. It must be descriptive not prescriptive." Correct use was determined by how the language was actually spoken, and not by "notions of correctness" set by the learned few. The New York Times complained that Webster's had “surrendered to the permissive school that has been busily extending its beachhead on English instruction”, the Times called on Merriam to preserve the printing plates for Webster's Second, so that a new start could be made.
Ajax Penumbra, 1969. Robin Sloan
It is August 1969. The Summer of Love is a fading memory. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And young Ajax Penumbra arrives in San Francisco looking for a book - the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. At first the search is fruitless. But late one night, after another day of dispiriting dead ends, he stumbles across a 24-hour bookstore, and the possibilities before him expand exponentially.
Mr Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore. Robin Sloan
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.
Model misfit. Holly Smale
Harriet knows that modelling won't transform you. She knows that being a polar bear isn't necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to challenge this. What Harriet doesn't know is where she's going to fit in once the new baby arrives.
Once is enough. Miles Smeeton
Miles Smeeton and his wife Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu Hang, in the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the old sailing clippers through the world's most notorious waters. This is an exciting true story of survival against all odds, but it is also a thoughtful book which provides hard-learned lessons for other intrepid sailors.
Precious and the monkeys. Alexander McCall Smith
Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, enchanting tale for children, we find out just who has been stealing her schoolfriends' snacks and how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!
Precious and the mystery of Meerkat Hill. Alexander McCall Smith
Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!
Precious and the mystery of the missing lion. Alexander McCall Smith
The Geek's Guide to Dating Eric Smith
To Mourn a Murder Joan Smith
The austere academy. Lemony Snicket
As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.
The carnivorous carnival. Lemony Snicket
On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.
The end. Lemony Snicket
Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe.
The ersatz elevator. Lemony Snicket
The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esme Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune.
The grim grotto. Lemony Snicket
Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.
The hostile hospital. Lemony Snicket
On the run after being falsely accused of murder, the three Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the Heimlich Hospital, with the evil Count Olaf in close pursuit.
The miserable mill. Lemony Snicket
Accidents, evil plots and general misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live and work in a sinister lumbermill.
The penultimate peril. Lemony Snicket
In this next-to-last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, the siblings pose as concierges at the Hotel Denouement to learn the identities and intentions of certain enemies, encounter characters from their past adventures, and ponder the nature of nobility and villainy.
The reptile room. Lemony Snicket
After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf, the three Baudelaire orphans are taken in by a kindly herpetologist with whom they live happily for an all-too-brief time.
The slippery slope. Lemony Snicket
In the perilous Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet another well-read person, who helps them try to rescue Sunny from the villainous Count Olaf and his henchmen as they all near "the last safe place."
The vile village. Lemony Snicket
Under a new government programme based on the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by an entire town, with disastrous results.
The wide window. Lemony Snicket
Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.
Evolution. Dai Son
Aftershock Jill Sorenson
Spice : flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean Ana Sortun with Nicole Chaison.
The James Beard Award-winning chef of Oleana, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sheds new light on the use of herbs and spices in flavourful, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, offering a collection of recipes that are organized according to spice and herb groupings.
High plains hearts : 3-in-1 contemporary romance collection Janet Spaeth
Angel's roost: As owner of Angel's Roost Tess Mahoney is thrilled when she learns that Jake Cameron is considering moving his popular coffeehouse downtown. But Tess wonders what he really believes about angels - and faith in general.
In the cool of the evening: Although massive flooding nearly destroyed the town of Wildwood, youth minister Ric Jensen is determined to bring it back to life.
Sunshine: Olivia Moore has a crazy dream, and Hayden Greenwood isn't quite sure what to think of the adorable city slicker who shows up in answer to his ad to sell his family's now-defunct resort.
Balancing Diabetes Kerri Sparling
Fast Cook Spencer Mimi.
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child Bob Spitz
It is rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It is even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that is exactly what Julia Child did. On the centenary of her birth, Julia finally gets the biography she richly deserves.
A February bride. Betsy St. Amant
Allie left the love of her life at the altar, to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine's Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family's destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?
The consorts of death Gunnar Staalesen ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
It's September 1995, and Veum is in his office when a telephone conversation takes him back twenty-five years, to a case he was involved in while working as a child protection officer, during the summer of 1970. A small boy was separated from his mother under tragic circumstances. But that had not been the end of it.
The writing on the wall Gunnar Staalesen ; translated from the Norwegian by Hal Sutcliffe.
Varg Veum is lead into a dark world of privileged young girls who have been drawn into drugs and prostitution. When the body of a local judge is found in a luxury hotel clad only in women's lingerie, he looks for clues that lead him only deeper into Bergen's criminal underworld.
Yours until death Gunnar Staalesen ; translated by Margaret Amassian.
Veum's attempts to break up Joker and his pack of young thugs by enlisting the help of the local youth club leader proved a dead end. But not so dead as the man who lay prone with a knife in his back on the floor of Andresen's flat. Yours Until Death is an unbearably tense novel of revenge and murder about marriage, childhood, bereavement and the destructive force of passion.
All he ever needed. Shannon Stacey
He won't stay put for a woman, and she won't chase after any man… Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase - and he likes it that way. Travelling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man.
Bringing Adam home : the abduction that changed America Les Standiford with Joe Matthews
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder - unsolved for over a quarter of a century - forever changed America.
Kin of place : essays on 20 New Zealand writers C.K. Stead.
In Kin of Place, C. K. Stead addresses most of the leading New Zealand literary figures of the last decades of the twentieth century including Allen Curnow, Lauris Edmond, Kendrick Smithyman, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Ian Wedde, Maurice Gee and Elizabeth Knox. Kin of Place represents a collection of perceptive, readable, opinionated comment on a wide range of local writers and writing over a long period and shows in an interesting way the evolution of Stead's critical position.
The art of racing in the rain. Garth Stein
Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.
Dinner with Churchill : policy-making at the dinner table Cita Stelzer
“A delightful and delicious tribute to Churchill’s heroic appetite for wining, dining and politicking” Ben Macintyre, author of Operation Mincemeat. A friend once said of Churchill “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.” In this riveting, informative and entertaining book Cita Stelzer draws on previously untapped archival material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during and after World War II - including the important conferences at which he used his considerable skills to attempt to persuade his allies, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, to fight the war according to his strategic vision.
The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic Stephen R. Covey
A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.
Never knowing. Chevy Stevens
Struggling with a need for closure, Sara Gallagher attempts to reconnect with her birth parents only to learn that her biological father is an infamous serial killer, a discovery that causes her to fear she has inherited violent tendencies.
Jungleland : a mysterious lost city, a WWII spy, and a true story of deadly adventure Christopher S. Stewart
The author chronicles his present-day journey to find Ciudad Blanca, the legendary White City rumoured to exist in the rain forests of Nicaragua's and Honduras' Mosquito Coast, following in the footsteps of the explorer and World War II spy Theodore Morde, who set out on the same journey on April 6, 1940.
Wise Craft Blair Stocker
The big both ways. John Straley
It's 1935. Jobs are scarce. Yet Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp after a gruesome accident kills a co-worker. He's headed for Seattle with his savings and plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour.
Cold storage, Alaska. John Straley
Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars). Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane - lately he's been hearing animals talking to him.
The big thaw : travels in the melting north. Edward Struzik
Veteran Arctic journalist Ed Struzik took eleven trips throughout the north to document this rapidly changing land, gaining unprecedented access to scientific expeditions, native communities and security and sovereignty experts. The product of those trips, The Big Thaw is the only book that looks at global warming's wide-ranging impact on the Arctic. Struzik melds the vivid stories of his experiences with fascinating explorations of the Arctic's past.
1888 Peter Stubley
The unsettled cases in the 5000 years of Chinese history that one must know. Jianhua Sun
On distant shores. Sarah Sundin
Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cosy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal?
Have you seen my dinosaur? Jon Surgal
How do you find a missing dinosaur who's large and green and likes to roar? When a little boy's dinosaur decides to play hide-and-seek, he is surprisingly difficult to track down.
Bad debts. Peter Temple
Australian Jack Irish is an ex-lawyer and sometime debt collector, cabinetmaker and barfly.. When Jack gets a desperate message from Danny McKillop, whom he defended years before on a hit-and-run charge "at the beginning of the forgotten zone, the year or so I spent drunk," he takes a while to call him back. When he does, Danny, who was fresh out of prison, is dead. The engaging Jack and his friends are absolutely original and unfailingly amusing, and figuring out their speech patterns is great fun, even in its difficulty.
Black tide. Peter Temple
“In the late autumn, down windy streets raining yellow oak and elm leaves, I went to George Armit's funeral. It was a small affair. Almost everyone George had known was dead. Many of them were dead because George had had them killed.” Jack Irish however, has no shortage of friends. Jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall. So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason.
The broken shore. Peter Temple
Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It's a peaceful existence - ideal for the rehabilitating man. But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community.
Dead point. Peter Temple
The 3rd book in Peter Temple's Jack Irish series finds the suburban solicitor, gambler, cabinet-maker, people finder in the early stages of a bit of a crisis.
White dog. Peter Temple
White Dog is the fourth novel in the Jack Irish series. This time around our hero is called upon to find out whether the capricious, unstable artist daughter of a rich elderly knight is as guilty of the murder of her shady lover as she appears.
A sort of conscience : the Wakefields Philip Temple
The Wakefield family played a major role in the course of British overseas settlement in the 19th century - in Canada and Australia but most particularly in New Zealand.
The keeper of secrets. Julie Thomas
Following a priceless violin across five decades, this stunning debut novel tells the story of orchestra conductor Rafael Gomez who, inspired by the playing of an aspiring violin virtuoso who suddenly refuses to play another note, will do anything he can to change that.
A simple life. Rosie Thomas
Dinah Steward has a secret. Hidden beneath the comfortable family life she shares with her successful husband Matthew and their two sons lies a shameful secret that has haunted Dinah for fifteen years. But when a chance encounter brings the past into sharp focus once more, Dinah realises she can no longer deny the truth. She decides to risk everything - her husband, her sons, her perfect lifestyle, in order to claim what was always hers.
Celebration. Rosie Thomas
For Bell Farrer, rising wine journalist, it was the break of her career. To interview both reclusive Baron Charles de Gillesmont of Chateau Reynard in Bordeaux and business genius Valentine Gordon of California's Dry Stone Wineries; compare Old World and New, passion and profit, centuries of tradition and the very latest technology. But suddenly Bell's career is the last thing on her mind. Because Charles and Valentine are not just opposites but enemies, locked in lethal rivalry by their only common bond, the women they choose to love. Once, Charles's wife - now Bell. How can Bell, loving one, still feel the draw of the other? Yet only by throwing herself into both worlds in turn can she finally recognize her own…
Every woman knows a secret. Rosie Thomas
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Jess Arrowsmith is powerless to resist her attraction to Rob, twenty years her junior, and the person she has reason to hate most in the world. As their love affair threatens to blow her family apart, Jess finds herself in a desperate struggle to defuse a crisis that puts at risk all she holds dear…
Follies. Rosie Thomas
They were three modern women. They came to Oxford University full of hopes and dreams and would leave forever changed. Together for one unforgettable year, they would share a lifetime of emotions and a very special friendship…
If my father loved me. Rosie Thomas
Sadie can't cope with the fact that her father is dying and she begins to look back over the painful childhood that she's tried to forget. Then the arrival of one of the women from her father's past starts a train of events which she cannot control.
The illusionists Rosie Thomas
London 1870. A terrifying place for a young, beautiful woman of limited means. But Eliza is modern before her time. Not for her the stifling if respectable conventionality of marriage, children, domestic drudgery. She longs for more. Through her work as an artist's model, she meets the magnetic and irascible Devil - a born showman whose dream is to run his own theatre company. And as Eliza gets sucked into the seductive and dangerous world her strange companions inhabit, she risks not only her heart, but also her life…
Moon Island. Rosie Thomas
On a small stretch of untamed coast, five old clapboard houses gaze out to sea. Fourteen-year-old May Duhane, arriving with her father and sister for the summer, feels isolated and resentful. Leonie Beam, staying in the neighbouring house with her husband's family, shares May's isolation for she is unhappy in her marriage. She confides in Elizabeth Newton, an aging widow who keeps the beach's secrets. Meanwhile, May has discovered the diary of a dead girl, her own age. To unravel its story, she must immerse herself in the past. As she does so, she begins to feel she is destined to follow in the dead girl's footsteps.
Other people's marriages. Rosie Thomas
They were 'the five families' - the pleasant hospitable Frosts, the brash and sexy Cleggs, flirtatious Jimmy Rose and aloof Star, maternal Vicky and reliable Gordon Ransome, Michael Wickham and his perfect wife Marcelle. Old friends, their lives are interwoven in a comfortable pattern of school runs and Sunday golf, barbecues and shared holidays. Until Nina Cort returns to the cathedral city of her childhood.
The potter's house. Rosie Thomas
Olivia Giorgiadis is an Englishwoman living on a Greek island with her Greek husband. In the aftermath of a tidal wave, which devastates the island, she gives refuge to another Englishwoman, Kitty. The arrival of Olivia's brother threatens the fragile equilibrium.
Sunrise. Rosie Thomas
When Harry Cotton returned to Wales, Angharad Owain found paradise - despite her father's violent warnings against the Cottons of Llyn Fair. For she and Harry were in love, untouchable. Until a shocking revelation drives Angharad to flee, pregnant and penniless, to London. There, struggling to make a new life for herself and her child, she resolves to put the past behind her, joy and heartache alike. But neither time nor success can banish her memories. In the end, Angharad must confront the sinister shadows that lie between her and Harry - the man she will always love, but may never have …
White Rosie Thomas
For Sam McGrath a brief encounter with a young woman, on a turbulent flight, changes his life. On impulse, crazily attracted to her, her vows to follow her - all the way to Nepal. Finch Buchanan is flying out as doctor to an expedition. But when she reaches the Himalayas she will be reunited with a man she has never been able to forget. Al Hood has made a promise to his daughter. Once he has conquered this last peak, he will leave the mountains behind forever. Everest towers over the group, silent and beautiful. And the passionate relationship between Finch, Al and Sam - two men driven by their own demons, and a woman with a dream of her own - begins to play itself out, with tragic consequences …
The white dove. Rosie Thomas
Born into an aristocratic family, beautiful Amy Lovell leads a whirlwind life of extravagant parties and debutante balls. But Amy, curious about the world beyond the narrow confines of her class, is ill-suited to a life of indulgence. Eagerly embracing a nursing career, she is drawn into the radical politics of the day. As the spectre of war looms, Amy's bittersweet love for the proud miner Nick Penry - a love which defies the differences between them - leads them to the conflict in Spain, where love and pain become inseparable agonies.
The secret life of Walter Mitty. James Thurber
Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life, Walter escapes into five elaborate daydreams, and finally becomes the hero he always hoped to be.
Cabinet of curiosities : my notebooks, collections, and other obsessions Guillermo del Toro
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavours. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions.
Don't let me go. J. H Trumble
Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his in high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real, heart-pounding, tell-the-parents relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. But when Adam graduates and takes an off-Broadway job in New York - at Nate's insistence - that certainty begins to flicker. Nate starts a blog to vent his frustrations and becomes the centre of a school controversy, drawing ire and support in equal amounts. But it's the attention of a new boy who is looking for more than guidance that forces him to confront who and what he really wants.
Yu yue wu yu : Chun yu wu yu = Ugetsu Monogatari : spring story. Akinari Ueda
If Today Be Sweet Thrity Umrigar
The Space Between Us Thrity Umrigar
The Weight of Heaven Thrity Umrigar
The World We Found Thrity Umrigar
Urban renewal : a Cross novel Andrew H. Vachss
The man known only as Cross and his multi-skilled team of urban mercenaries are back. Chicago has no shortage of deadly gangs. The Cross Crew occupies a cinderblock bunker called Red 71. The Crew is notorious for its deadly efficiency and its disinterest in anything but money. So why has it turned from seller to buyer, grabbing up houses on a block where only a few holdouts against urban decay remain? Both the cops and the underworld are watching closely; but are they the only ones?
Juice yourself slim : lose weight without dieting. Jason Vale
Bursting with Juicy motivation, Juice Yourself Slim contains over 50 fantastic soups, juices, salads and smoothie recipes plus the Life Long Rules for Success that will help you maintain your health and - the big one - keep you slim for life. Let the Juice Master help you discover delicious and simple recipes containing the ultimate super fuel for a super body and mind!
Slim 4 life : freedom from the food trap Jason Vale
The completely updated physical and psychological guide to the land of the slim and healthy. If you want to be slim for a week - go on a diet! If you want to be Slim 4 Life - read this book!
Dead of night. S. L Viehl
Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life. Despite being a natural-born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse an ageless boy from a centuries-old vampire clan. Cat's job cataloguing rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening. But when girls who look disturbingly similar to Cat start disappearing from town, Cat and Jesse discover frightening clues to their whereabouts within the book collection.
The grass castle. Karen Viggers
The daughter of a pastoralist, Daphne grew up in a remote valley of the Brindabella Ranges where she raised her family with her husband Doug in a world of world of horses, cattle and stockmen. But then the government forced them off their land and years later, Daphne is still trying to come to terms with the grief of her departure from the mountains and its tragic impact on her husband. It is during a regular visit to her valley that she meets Abby, a lonely young woman shying away from close contact with others, running from a terrible event in her early teens that has shaped her life.
All I ever wanted. Vikki Wakefield
Over the nine days before her seventeenth birthday, Mim's life turns upside down. In the end, the same things look entirely different.
Friday Brown. Vikki Wakefield
Seventeen-year-old Friday Brown is on the run - running to escape memories of her mother and of the family curse. And of a grandfather who'd like her to stay. She's lost, alone and afraid. Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday must face the ghosts of her past. She will learn that sometimes you have to stay to finish what you started - and often, before you can find out who you are, you have to become someone you were never meant to be.
Eat, play, and be healthy : the Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating for kids W. Allan Walker with Courtney Humphries.
Shows you how to feed your children to ensure that their young bodies and minds enjoy full and healthy growth at every stage of development. Offers a scientifically proven alternative to the FDA food pyramid. Helps you shape your kids' eating habits from the start. Provides fun, delicious recipes for healthy foods kids will want to eat
Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer.
In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age fourteen. This harrowing and vivid account proved to be the most compelling evidence against Jeffs, showing the harsh realities of this closed community and the lengths that Jeffs went to in order to control the women in it. Now, in this courageous memoir, Elissa Wall tells her incredible and inspirational story of her time in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), detailing how she emerged from its confines to help bring one of America's most notorious criminals to justice.
Think Like Zuck Ekaterina Walter
Between Heaven and Earth Eric Walters
Among others. Jo Walton
Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled - and her twin sister dead.
Farthing. Jo Walton
One summer weekend in 1949 - but not our 1949 - the well-connected "Farthing set," a group of upper-crust English families, enjoys a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years earlier. Despite her parents' evident disapproval, Lucy is married - happily - to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband, David, found themselves invited to the retreat. It's even more startling when, on the retreat's first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and her husband were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on David.
Half a crown. Jo Walton
In this alternative history sequel to Ha'penny, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the commander of Britain's distinctly British secret police, the Watch.
Ha'penny. Jo Walton
In 1949, eight years after the 'Peace with Honour' was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dictatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King-and-Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.
The king's name. Jo Walton
Years have passed since the Jarnish invasion, and Sulien ap Gwien has worked tirelessly alongside her lord, King Urdo, to restore the King's Peace to Tir Tanagiri. But the man Sulien believes to be the greatest of his time is seen by others as a potential tyrant and Sulien must take up arms again. As the conflict tears her country and her family apart, Sulien must fight harder and harder to hold onto Urdo's vision of the future.
The king's peace. Jo Walton
Sulien ap Gwien is seventeen years old when the Jarnish invasion begins, and strong enough to match any one of their raiders in battle. But when they do come, she finds herself unarmed and at their mercy. As she watches her attackers walk away from where she lies bound, she vows revenge. With the land around her disintegrating and no help forthcoming, Sulien rides out in search of King Urdo, a young ruler fighting to create unity in a country where there is none. What follows is the beginning of an alliance that will shape the course of history in Tir Tanagiri as well as the rest of Sulien's life.
Tooth and claw. Jo Walton
A family of dragons gathers on the occasion of the death of their father, the elder Bon Agornin. As is custom, they must eat the body. But even as Bon's last remains are polished off, his sons and daughters must all jostle for a position in the new hierarchy. Here is a Victorian story of political intrigue and family ties, set in a world of dragons - a world, quite literally, red in tooth and claw.
What makes this book so great : re-reading the classics of fantasy and SF. Jo Walton
Offers a selection of the best of author's musings about her prodigious reading habit. This title includes his many subjects that range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. It offers a collection of opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.
Beyond the Rift Peter Watts
Ha! Scott Weems
Fall to pieces : a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness Mary Forsberg Weiland with Larkin Warren
In March 2007, twenty-four hours after Mary Weiland dragged her husband Scott's pricey rock-star wardrobe onto their driveway and torched it, she was locked up in a mental hospital. With refreshing candour, innate comic timing, and earned wisdom, Weiland chronicles her quest to come to grips with the addictions that could have killed her, and to understand and manage her bipolar disorder.
The book of love. Lynn Weingarten
High school sophomore Lucy Wren is a proud member of a sisterhood whose hearts cannot be broken, but when she discovers that membership comes at a terrible price and her sisters can't be trusted, Lucy must break their curse before she loses her chance at true love.
The great healthy slow cooker book : 32 delicious nutritious recipes for every meal and every size machine Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.
Think your slow cooker is only good for hearty stews and soups? Think again, with this exclusive collection of healthful recipes that show a slow cooker is the healthy cook's secret weapon.
Worst Fears Fay Weldon
Isolation : a lost tale in the Partials sequence. Dan Wells
Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials - our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction were sown.
The food lover's guide to Paris. Patricia Wells
The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover's Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.
Photographs Albert Wendt
In Albert Wendt's first collection for over a decade, snapshots of the close and familiar contrast with strange and mythical sequences from a vast Pacific epic in progress and a vivid impressionistic montage of global travel in the late twentieth century. The rich diversity and range of photographs is astonishing, as this complex writer moves with ease and fluency from ancient Polynesia to contemporary China to family celebrations in an Auckland garden, and through a variety of tones and voices.
God hates you, hate him back : making sense of the Bible C. J. Werleman
"God Hates You, Hate Him Back" makes the ultimate case for the claim that the God of the Bible is the most wicked character in the pages of history. With a wit as dry as a martini, and the cross examination techniques of a seasoned lawyer, CJ Werleman lays out all sixty-six chapters of the Bible to present an irrefutable argument that indeed God hates us all. If you have never read or never fully understood The Bible then you will do no better than this unique, comedic, 21st century summary of the greatest story ever sold, or in Werleman's own words ‘never read’.
Girltalk : all the stuff your sister never told you Carol Weston
From bra shopping to babysitting, from making close friends to making great grades, Girltalk has all the answers.
The age of innocence. Edith Wharton
Countess Olenska, separated from her European husband, returns to old New York society. She bears with her an independence and an awareness of life which stirs the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, engaged to be married to May Welland.
Black August. Dennis Wheatley
England in a Europe on the verge of collapse; financial breakdown and revolution, civilian panic, street-fighting and an uncontrolled exodus from the cities to the countryside, where bands of starving people wander, pillaging for food. Out of the terror and the bloodshed steps Gregory Sallust, to take the leadership of a group of men and women seeking only to survive: to lead them through bitter hardship and terrible hazard to a rural settlement which they fortify against invasion, and which, at first, seems reasonably secure…
The Black Baroness. Dennis Wheatley
Wheatley takes as his background the seventy days from Hitler's invasion of Norway in April to the surrender of the French in June. Gregory Sallust once more plays his part in adventure after adventure in Scandinavia, the Low Countries and right through France; his adversary on this occasion being the Black Baroness, the French associate of his old enemy Herr Gruppenfuhrer Grauber.
Codeword Golden Fleece. Dennis Wheatley
When the Second World War opened, the Duke de Richleau and his friends Simon Aron, Rex van Ryn and Richard Eaton “the indomitable four” were in Poland. How did they come to be there and find themselves, even before the outbreak of hostilities, involved in conspiracy? Scenes of intrigue, violence and escape in Warsaw are exceeded only by those which follow in Bucharest - whence the friends are carried in a desperate attempt to sabotage Hitler's war economy, and force Germany to ask for peace before their full-blown assault on Western Europe.
Come into my parlour. Dennis Wheatley
Much of the action of this story takes place inside the Soviet Union, commencing with Russia entering the war against Nazi Germany. There to counter Gregory's plans is his arch-enemy, Gruppenfuhrer Grabber, as anxious as ever to settle the long-standing score which has existed between them, and as plot and counter-plot carry the story to a Swiss lakeside villa, the final scenes are played out in a sinister castle situated deep in the heart of a German forest.
Contraband. Dennis Wheatley
A beautiful woman leads Gregory Sallust into the middle of a UK smuggling ring.
Dangerous inheritance. Dennis Wheatley
The years have moved on, and De Richleau has relocated from his London pad to an apartment in the Mediterranean. His great friends visit on occasion, and on this one both Rex's son and Richard Eaton's daughter, paving the way for a young romance to blossom amongst the action. But interwoven with the story of love is a strange inheritance that draws the whole party to Ceylon where they are destined to face theft, murder, arson and blackmail.
Faked passports. Dennis Wheatley
The revolt of the German generals had failed and the Nazi purge was mounting in savagery when Gregory Sallust entered Berlin dressed as a Wehrmacht colonel and riding in an official S.S. car. His purpose was to rescue the lovely Erika von Epp, who by now was certain to be in the hands of Nazi torturers: and the only way Sallust could be sure of locating her quickly was to pay a social call on Hermann Goering… . How Sallust's colossal audacity takes him into Goering's private sanctum, and later out of it as the Reichmarschall's secret emissary to Finland, makes only the start of a robust and hair-raising tale of adventure.
The forbidden territory. Dennis Wheatley
The Duke de Richleau and his friends Simon, Rex and Richard go deep into Russia to rescue a white Russian princess.
Gateway to hell. Dennis Wheatley
The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain and Nazi Germany. Now a new and unexpected menace confronts them: the fourth, Rex van Ryn is missing - and he has made off with more than a million dollars from the Buenos Aires branch of his family bank.
The golden Spaniard. Dennis Wheatley
Spain is writhing in the torment of Civil War. In a Madrid bank lays ten tons of gold: and both sides want it. The lovely Countess Lucretia Coralles, known to the rebels as 'The Golden Spaniard', leads the double life of a secret agent. And she has other secrets too…
The haunting of Toby Jugg. Dennis Wheatley
Toby Jugg, a fighter pilot shot down in combat, is now confined to his bed with little hope of walking again. He is also the heir to a considerable fortune - a fortune that is being administered by a board of trustees until he comes of age. At night, he is becoming increasingly disturbed by a strange presence - a mysterious shadow thrown by the moonlight through a gap in the blackout curtains. Toby is unable to convince anyone of the reality of this entity, and slowly comes to believe that there is a ploy against him, a plot to send him mad, or to make it appear that he is already mad in order to usurp his fortune.
The island where time stands still. Dennis Wheatley
On a pleasure cruise on the South Seas, Sir Pellinore Gwaine-Cust's yacht hits a coral reef and sinks in minutes. Only one survivor is washed to the safety of the shore: Gregory Sallust. But this is no ordinary Pacific island. When Gregory regains consciousness he finds himself among a community of Chinese, ruled by descendents of the ancient Imperial House. Within days the throne becomes vacant, and Gregory joins an expedition to find the true heir - a hazardous search that takes him deep into the forbidden heart of China itself.
The ka of Gifford Hillary. Dennis Wheatley
Controversy rages at the Ministry of Defence. And Sir Gifford Hillary, outspoken in his views on top-secret measures to counter the threat of Soviet aggression, is partly responsible for tempers fraying. But danger and betrayal stalk closer to home. On a warm autumn night at Longshot Hall, Sir Gifford gets the shock of his life. Horrifically and inexplicably, he witnesses his own murder.
The man who missed the war. Dennis Wheatley
Philip Vaudell leaves the United States on a solitary raft, but when he comes across a ploy that would put him in danger, he casts away from his crew and the raft is left in the lap of the gods. But, with Philip was the other real trouble - in the enticing shape of red-headed Gloria, who had stowed away on his raft.
The prisoner in the mask. Dennis Wheatley
Why would a French aristocrat renounce his country and live in exile? The answer lies in the Paris of the 1890s; a world of superficial glamour but, under the surface, deep social and political strife. The army, discredited by the Dreyfus case, was being purged. The young de Richleau, cadet and then instructor at the military academy of St. Cyr, became involved in a conspiracy - to restore the French monarchy - with the Duc de Vendome being secretly coached in his future role of King. What happens if the conspiracy is betrayed? For some: death. For de Richleau, the life of a fugitive who has declared a single-handed vendetta against the government.
The quest of Julian Day. Dennis Wheatley
Julian Day, while seeking revenge upon those who had ruined his career in the Diplomatic Service, becomes drawn into a quest for treasure, buried for over 2,000 years. Julian's quest takes him through a night in the Tomb of the Sacred Bulls in Alexandria, dope-running in the City of the Dead outside Cairo, white-slaving on the Suez Canal, a fight for life in a Pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, to the final denouement in the middle of the waterless Libyan Desert, 500 miles from civilization.
The satanist. Dennis Wheatley
For years Colonel Verney had suspected a link between devil-worship and the subversive influence of Soviet Russia. When they found Teddy Morden's crucified body, he knew his grimmest fears were justified and that world peace was also endangered. Barney Sullivan is a secret agent who, horrified by the death of one of his colleagues whose body was rendered unrecognisable, investigates Communist activities which threaten the security of the West. Mary Morden has a past which enables her to put moral scruples aside - as she knows she must if she is to triumph over evil and bring the Devil worshipers to justice.
The scarlet impostor. Dennis Wheatley
When Gregory Sallust landed in Germany early in 1940 his task was to contact an anti-Nazi organisation ready to overthrow Hitler and sue for peace. Masquerading first as a German General, and then as an SS Gruppenfuhrer, the extreme danger and difficulty with which he was faced made him doubt that he would ever escape from Germany again, surrounded as he was by some of the most vicious and determined Nazis of the Third Reich.
The second seal. Dennis Wheatley
Spring 1914. At a masked ball, the Duke de Richleau has an intriguing meeting with a beautiful woman - an incident that was to lead to a series of desperate adventures with a Serbian; a secret; a terrorist society; then as a British secret agent at the Austrian Supreme Headquarters. The capers culminate in the Battle of the Marne - the operation that shattered Germany's chance of victory. Through the violence, intrigue and hair's-breadth escapes, there runs alongside the story of a great love.
Sixty days to live. Dennis Wheatley
For millionaire Sam Curry, and his young wife and Hollywood starlet, Lavina, money is no object in taking measures to ensure their survival. Over dinner with a select group of family and friends, they decide a gyroscopic ark may see them through any eventualities, and go about ordering in materials without raising suspicion. When nothing is certain and nothing remains, will any of the survivors be able to survive each other?
Star of ill-omen. Dennis Wheatley
Kem Lincoln, ex-Commando and British secret agent, was sent on a special mission to South America. He knew at the outset that it was an assignment fraught with danger. He hadn't the slightest idea that he would be involved with mysterious space ships, or with the beautiful Carmen Escobar, a saint in sinner's clothing. And then there was Anna, the svelte Russian who was absolutely deadly - with a pistol.
They found Atlantis Dennis Wheatley
Atlantis: for centuries the magic of that name has haunted man's imagination. Now, an incredible expedition is being prepared. Its destination: the final resting place of the ancient gold-encrusted city one mile beneath the surface of the sea. For the lovely Camilla and her band of adventurers the days to come are full of danger. Ahead lies the silence of the unknown deeps and a nightmare of terror and betrayal.
They used dark forces. Dennis Wheatley
It is 1943, World War II, and secret agent Gregory Sallust is parachuted into Nazi Germany. In the company of an ex-Bolshevik General named Stefan Kuporovitch, the two of them join forces with the widow of a German diplomat who is in contact with Allied Intelligence. It is through her that Gregory becomes unwillingly involved with a Jewish Black Magician and when, sixteen months later, they meet again, each decides to use occult forces in an attempt to destroy Hitler once and for all…
Three inquisitive people. Dennis Wheatley
The detective force, always a step ahead of the police force, brings together the connoisseur Duke de Richleau, a husky American millionaire and a young man-about-town on a charge of matricide.
To the devil, a daughter. Dennis Wheatley
A businessman makes a deal with a satanic clergymen, and has his daughter baptised into Satan's church. Twenty-one years later, provided she is still a virgin, she is destined to be the centrepiece of a hideous satanic ritual. Molly Fountain, a tough-minded Englishwoman who worked for the British Intelligence during the war, has retreated to her French cottage to write. Next door she finds a new, mysterious neighbour, an intriguing young girl named Christina. Why did the solitary girl leave her rented house only for short walks at night? Why was she so frightened? Why did animals shrink away from her? Molly and her son are determined to save Christina from the clutches of what promises to be a fate worse than death.
Traitors' gate. Dennis Wheatley
In the summer of 1942, Hungary was not yet embroiled in the war. While in Budapest, Gregory Sallust, British secret agent, lived in a pre-war atmosphere of love and laughter. But when his mission gets him involved with von Ribbentrop's beautiful Hungarian mistress, the laughter is silenced by fear as he desperately struggles to save them both…
Uncharted seas. Dennis Wheatley
In the face of an Atlantic hurricane, a boatload of mis-matched crew and passengers find themselves aboard a life-boat and must pit their strength against the rigours of the open sea. Tension mounts both inside and outside the rescue vessel - the desirable Synolda is forced into the arms of a man who knows her past and uses that knowledge. A man with hatred in his eyes ? a hatred that can only be satisfied with blood. There is mutiny and murder before the unrelenting Sargasso weed entombs them all. But suddenly land is sighted ? land unmarked on the chart, concealing further, unimaginable horrors.
Unholy crusade. Dennis Wheatley
Set in modern and ancient Mexico, Unholy Crusade recounts the adventures of 'Lucky' Adam Gordon, a young best-selling novelist who has gone to that country in search of background material for a new book, and who soon finds himself in love with the exquisitely beautiful but deeply religious Chela. Adam's ability to go back in time enables the reader to glimpse both the magnificent and barbaric sides of ancient Mexican civilisation, but this is only part of the story. Adam becomes entangled with a group of sinister individuals who are prepared to go to almost any lengths to achieve their evil ambition, finds himself continually fraught with danger, is caught between two powerful rival factions, and is forced to participate in blood-curdling pagan rites.
V for vengeance. Dennis Wheatley
Paris under German rule, seething with discontent and hot for vengeance, is the scene of this novel.
Vendetta in Spain. Dennis Wheatley
Spain, 1906. The Duke de Richleau has not yet succeeded his father, and is still the Count de Quesnoy. Anarchism permeates every country in Europe, and not a night passes without groups of fanatics meeting in cellars to plan attempts with knives, pistols or bombs against the representatives of law and order. A bomb outrage gives de Quesnoy ample cause to vow vengeance on the assassins. His attempt to penetrate anarchist circles in Barcelona nearly costs him his life. In San Sebastian, Granada and Cadiz he hunts and is hunted by them in a ruthless vendetta.
The white witch of the South Seas. Dennis Wheatley
A spellbinding story of adventure and intrigue told in the true Wheatley tradition, featuring Gregory Sallust who, when visiting Rio de Janeiro, becomes drawn into perilous action. Circumstance leads to him becoming the friend of a young South Seas Rajah, Ratu James Omboluku, there to secure finance to recover treasure from a sunken ship lying off the island he rules; and he intends to use this treasure for the betterment of his people. But others, led by the unscrupulous Pierre Lacost, are also planning to recover the treasure, and it is not long before Gregory, having an affair with the passionate Manon de Bois-Tracy, finds himself surrounded by murder, magic, blackmail, kidnapping and some of the most ruthless thugs he has ever encountered.
The house that was Eureka. Nadia Wheatley
It's 1981 and Evie is sixteen. She has left school but can't find work, and her family has just moved into the run-down inner Sydney suburb of Newtown. Noel lives in the adjoining terrace house. He's fifteen, not taking school seriously and fed up with looking after his ancient bed-ridden grandmother. As a friendship grows between Evie and Noel, the past is set back in motion, and the events of the 1930s Depression era begin to play out in the high-unemployment times of the early 1980s, and the house again is the centre of the Sydney anti-eviction campaign of 1931. Based on historical fact, meticulously researched.
Idea to iPhone Carla White
Rimbaud : the double life of a rebel Edmund White
The distinguished biographer, novelist, and memoirist White brings his literary mastery to a new biography of 19th-century poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud.
Chain reaction. Gillian White
The connections between seemingly disparate people can run deep, as Gillian White demonstrates in this gripping novel. Her chain of homebuyers, sellers, and occupants includes a frail woman whose best days are behind her, the upper-middle-class Middleton family and their suspicious neighbours, a pop star, and a sliver of the British nobility. When the Middletons' son is accused of a dreadful crime, the hidden ties among the characters start to tangle and warp, changing their lives forever.
Copycat. Gillian White
Almost everyone has a friend whom they barely tolerate. It's that person whose jokes are always annoying, who tries to butt in on nights out, or who keeps coming over unannounced. For Martha, that friend is her new neighbour, Jennie. But when Jennie starts changing, gaining confidence and succeeding in love and work, Martha's life begins to come apart at the seams.
The crow biddy. Gillian White
When Molly Tarrent was boarding at the Farendon School, she made her share of mistakes. One included forming a witch-band with her friend, Erica. Together, they would practice their profane rites with a combination of drugs and magic. And when Amy Macey, one of their classmates, went missing, Molly and Erica were more involved than they could admit. Years later, Molly, middle-aged, divorced, and bitter, has tried to put that episode aside. That is, until Erica shows up, frightened by cryptic messages that could only come from someone who knows their secrets. With the Farendon reunion looming, Molly and Erica's past is coming after them …
Dogboy Gillian White
For as long as he can remember, Fergus has been passed from social worker to foster home and back again, yet despite this, there was one person he grew to love and trust. So when he discovers that she, too, has abandoned and betrayed him, he sets out to find her in the heart of a peaceful West Country village. Fergus is not the only one alone, An illegal killer dog has been mislaid by his owner and when he discovers Fergus, this unlikely pair become a force to contend with.
Grandfather's footsteps. Gillian White
Jessica was living the perfect London life, with a great job at an auction house and a striking Italian boyfriend, Rudi. Only one thing was missing: a baby. Despite numerous visits to the doctor and repeated efforts to conceive, the couple was having no luck. That is, until Brenda, Jessica's secretary, became pregnant. Jessica's plan is as dishonest as it is effective. She will have Rudi sleep with the barely pregnant Brenda, and trick him into believing that the secretary is carrying his child. Then Jessica and Rudi can adopt the baby. But a twist of fate upsets Jessica's scheme when Brenda's brassy, working-class family becomes a fixture in her life, giving her endless headaches as they invite themselves over for visits and hospital trips. After one underhanded ploy, Jessica must deal with a family she never wanted and one that is almost impossible to avoid.
Mothertime. Gillian White
Caroline Townsend is a nightmare for her children. After lashing out at her children, Caroline passes out under the bent and mangled Christmas tree. For the Townsend children, this proves to be a rare opportunity - a chance to set things right with their mother. Together, they concoct an elaborate ruse designed to teach her a lesson, once and for all.
Nasty habits. Gillian White
Desmond is a man ill equipped for today's world. He is reclusive and unsocial, traits exacerbated by his domineering mother. As a result, Desmond is at his happiest when he's absolutely alone. During a birdwatching outing along the Devon coast, Desmond wanders into a cave. Inside, he finds something that appals and terrifies him: a skeleton dressed in a nun's wimple. With this one twist of fate, Desmond becomes the focus of the wealthy Pilkington family - the clan who lives near the cave, with connections and devious secrets to spare. Under legal and familial pressure, the members of the Pilkington family start to crack, and their lies and deceits pile up. Who is the skeleton, and why has its existence been kept a secret for so long?
Night visitor. Gillian White
During their thirty years of marriage, Rose Redfern has confided everything (well, nearly everything) to Michael, and is certain that he would never hide anything from her. That's why it's such a shock when, shortly before Rose and Michael are set to take a romantic trip to Venice, she receives strong evidence that he's having an affair with a woman their daughter's age. But is Michael truly unfaithful to Rose, or is someone seeking to destroy the Redferns' lives - and can that person be stopped before it's too late?
The plague stone. Gillian White
When three village women each make a wish on a local artefact, their desires come true in unexpected ways The Plague Stone squats at the centre of the seemingly tranquil village of Meadcombe, haunted by legends of black magic. One night, three Meadcombe women each make a wish. Widowed Marian prays for the death of her mother-in-law, an unpleasant woman now suffering from dementia. Teenager Melanie yearns to escape the village and, in particular, her selfish, depressed father and her self-indulgently martyred mother. And social-climbing Sonia needs a loan from her despised father-in-law to save her husband's business and their desperately fragile, nouveau-riche lifestyle. By the next morning, all three women's wishes have come true … but in a less-than-pleasant fashion. Did chance grant their desires, or are darker forces at work?
Refuge. Gillian White
Abandoned by each of her children's fathers, Shelley Tremayne's having a tough time raising six kids alone. When she sees a TV newscast about five boys committing a horrible crime and recognizes her eleven-year-old son Joey in the surveillance camera footage, her life becomes infinitely worse. Although Joey swears he only witnessed the incident, the other boys point to him as the instigator, a charge supported by the evidence. But Shelley simply can't accept that her Joey could be responsible for such a heinous act. Shelley and her children can't return to their grubby home, where their neighbours are waiting to express their outrage. Fortunately, good Samaritans John and Eunice Bolton volunteer to shelter the family at their farm, and offer them the help and caring that they've given to so many others in desperate straits. But who will believe Shelley when she discovers that the Boltons are not as kind as they appear?
Rich deceiver. Gillian White
Money changes everything in this darkly comic tale of romantic revenge When shy, insecure Liverpudlian Ellie Freeman unexpectedly wins more than a million pounds in the football betting pools, she sees it as a way to transform the life of her bitter, frustrated, and, above all, distant husband Malcolm. She hides the news of her win from Malc, and uses the money to invest in a firm that will give her husband a better job than the warehouseman position he currently holds. And, indeed, the new job does make Malc a new man - a new man who suddenly envisions a life without Ellie. Can Ellie, too, become a new person? Can she become a stronger, more confident woman who is capable of winning her husband back … and is that even what she wants anymore?
The sleeper Gillian White
Clover Moon feels trapped in her life as a farmer's wife. She certainly doesn't enjoy hosting Fergus's mother, Violet, who always finds new ways to publicly humiliate her unsatisfactory daughter-in-law. But would Violet ever seek a more violent way of expressing her disapproval? Violet is a medium, and the voices of the dead sometimes encourage her to do disturbing things. During her stay at the farmhouse, she claims to sense an intrusive presence. Fergus then discovers the dead body of a woman floating in their flooded cellar, and elderly Miss Bates, resident of a nearby senior home and a client of Violet's, is missing …
Unhallowed ground. Gillian White
Widowed London social worker Georgina Georgie Jefferson battles guilt and public disgrace when one of her charges, abused five-year-old Angela Hopkins, is beaten to death. She retreats to Furze Pen, an isolated Devon cottage that once belonged to Stephen, the deceased brother she never knew. As winter closes in, Georgie must discover who or what threatens her most … the tragedies of her past or a new danger from her tormented present.
The complete 2-day fasting diet. Jacqueline Whitehart
The 2-Day Diet - otherwise known as 'intermittent fasting' or the '5:2 Diet' - has revolutionised the world's approach to losing weight. Not only do dieters shed fat with amazing speed, they experience incredible health and psychological benefits too, which include lower risks of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as higher energy levels and an increased ability to concentrate.
Before we met Lucie Whitehouse
Hannah has always avoided commitment but when she meets Mark one hot New York summer, her ideas change. Back in London, adored by her successful new husband, she knows she was right to let her guard down. When Mark fails to return from a business trip, however, her certainty starts to crack.
Latinalicious : the South America diaries : a true story of glam-packing the world's sexiest continent Becky Wicks
In her latest laugh-out-loud travel memoir, intrepid traveller Becky Wicks sets her sights on both the natural and - ahem! - man-made attractions of South America, and discovers that while gauchos aren't always hot, strangely, birdwatchers are …
Snapshot Lis W. Wiehl
The Civil Rights Movement is less than a distant memory to Lisa Waldren - is someone else's memory altogether, passed on to her through the pages of history. When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the real killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray … and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder.
Give me four reasons. Lizzie Wilcock
Paige has always been quiet and shy. But on the last day of school, she feels she must be invisible because no one has written in her year book. Then her dad walks out on the family and her mum takes Paige and her sister to a psychic camp for six weeks to recover. nly a near tragedy will help Paige come back to her senses and help her discover a new sense of confidence.
Yoga for beginners : all you need to know about yoga Darren Williams
If you are trying to find that inner peace within you and also want to do some form of low impact exercise then "Yoga for beginners: all you need to know about yoga" is the perfect text for you. The text not only explains what yoga is but goes into the many ways that it can help heal the mind and soul.
Leaving the highway : six contemporary New Zealand novelists Mark Williams
A critical study of the works of Janet Frame, C. K. Stead, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Ian Wedde, Maurice Gee.
Alif the Unseen G. Willow Wilson
Its true! Everest kills Kim Wilson ; pictures by Andrew Plant
What's it like at the summit of Mount Everest? It's so cold that your skin sticks to metal, your breath comes out in crackling ice crystals and your eyes freeze shut. Battle blinding blizzards, run the risk of avalanches and sniff out the elusive hairy yeti. Find out who won the race to the top of the world, and what happened to Mad Maurice's body after he disappeared on the snowy slopes. Join our expedition up the planet's highest mountain … if you dare!
Unleashing Mr. Darcy Teri Wilson
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband. Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she's crossing the pond with the only companion she needs - her darling dog, Bliss. Caring for a pack of show dogs in England seems the perfect distraction from the scandal that ruined her teaching career, and her reputation, in New York. What she doesn't count on is an unstoppable attraction to billionaire dog breeder Donovan Darcy. The London tycoon's a little bit arrogant, a whole lot sexy… nd the chemistry between them is disarming. When passion is finally unleashed, might Elizabeth hope to take home more than a blue ribbon?
A year on the farm : recipes and stories from my Tasmanian tree change. Sally Wise
Renowned cook, Sally Wise has always wanted her own cooking school, and her own farm, where she could grow the things she wants to cook with. One day she and her husband came across a property in Tasmania's Derwent Valley with an orchard full of fruit trees, and a funny old chalet/cabin out the back. A plan began to take shape…
What she left behind Eva Wiseman
Merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty - the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.
Jumping fences Karen Wood
'You deserve someone who would jump fences to be with you, Zoe.' Zoe wakes up in hospital after a mustering accident and can't remember a thing. When she gets home, everything has changed. Why aren't her boyfriend Scotty and best friend Caitlin answering her texts? Who stole her dad's cattle and put the farm at risk? Can the mysterious Josh help put the pieces of Zoe's life together again?
After Tex. Sherryl Woods
Megan O'Rourke's beloved grandfather had always been determined to lure her out of New York and back to their ranch in Whispering Wind, Wyoming. Now his will makes it impossible for her to refuse. She's named guardian of Tex's daughter - a daughter Megan never knew about! Jake Landers has also come home to Whispering Wind. After leaving years before under a cloud of suspicion, he's returned to put down roots. When he comes face-to-face with the woman who shares his troubled past, he hardly recognizes the driven powerhouse Megan has become.
The London scene : six essays on London life Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf was already an accomplished novelist and critic when she was commissioned by the British edition of Good Housekeeping to write a series entitled "Six Articles on London Life." These six essential essays capture Woolf at her best, exploring modern consciousness through the prism of 1930s London while simultaneously painting an intimate, touching portrait of this sprawling metropolis and its fascinating inhabitants.
I can see for miles. Lisa Worrall
After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald's sight, he's faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In an attempt to help, Josh's friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie Cooper. Since the accident, Josh has faced tough obstacles, but the most challenging hurdle of all may be getting Charlie to open up and take a chance on love.
Unshakeable faith. Lisa Worrall
Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler's. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble - one Brody is willing to take. It isn't long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cosy world, resetting Nash's memory once again.
150 activities for bored dogs : surefire ways to keep your dog active and happy. Sue Owens Wright
Ask dog owners anywhere, and they'll tell you their least favourite part of the day is leaving their best friend behind when they leave the house. Now, dog owners can turn their bored dog into an active dog with 150 Activities for Bored Dogs. A great mix of activities for the latch-key dog as well as activities that allow the reader to get in on the fun.
Silver bracelet. Zhuang Xue
Ji yi da jia : Yan Kejun zhuan = A scholar in the Qing Dynasty : Yan KeJun Biography Zhong XueMin
Bie rang yu de shui = Do not let a fish in water. Zhenwen Yang
Da hong fei tian : chang shu hong zhuan = DunHuang art experts : Chang ShuHong. Wenling Ye
Finny and the boy from Horse Mountain. Andrea Young
Against the backdrop of the high-stakes and intensely competitive equestrian sport of show jumping, Finny, a fifteen-year-old girl in California, adopts an emaciated, untrained horse without her parents' knowledge. Soon after adopting Sky, Finny meets Joe, a sixteen-year-old, who has run away from his cruel uncle in Montana. His love for horses and desire to be a trainer matches Finny's dream of competing in the show jumping arena and together, they train Sky to become a first-rate show jumper. But the path is fraught with danger.
A dissection of murder Felicity Young
A woman. A doctor. A beastly science. At the turn of the twentieth century, London's political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As England's first female autopsy surgeon, she must prove herself as she also proves that murder treats everyone equally.
The scent of murder Felicity Young
For Doctor Dody McCleland, the unearthing of an ancient skeleton in a dry riverbed is a welcome break from the monotony of chaperoning her younger sister at a country house near the isolated hamlet of Piltdown. But when she begins her analysis of the bones, Britain's first female autopsy surgeon discovers they are much more recent - and they are the result of murder. Soon she finds herself pitted against ugly traditionalism, exploitation, spectral dogs, a ghostly hunt and a series of events that not only threaten her belief in scientific rationalism, but threaten her life itself.
Since you left me. Allen Zadoff
For Sanskrit Aaron Zuckerman, it isn't easy to believe. Especially when all the people you care about leave. Now his yoga-teacher mum is falling in love with her spiritual guru, and she's threatening to leave, too. In a desperate attempt to keep his family together, Sanskrit tells just one small lie. And for a while it seems to be working. Because people start coming back. Sanskrit might even get the family he always wanted. There's just one little thing in his way. The truth.
The Lucy variations. Sara Zarr
Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.
Qian nian yi fang : Shuijingfang qian nian chun xiang = Millennium square one Fu Zhang
Super popular home dishes. Mingliang Zhang
Wo zai xing guang xia deng ni = I Wait for you in the starlight. Xuan Zhu
Science ink : tattoos of the science obsessed Carl Zimmer ; foreword by Mary Roach.
"Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. This fascinating book showcases hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics and reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. "
The rose of time. Lan ZiQingHui
Fang jian zhi nei, yu wang zhi wai = Outside the room of desire. Zouzou.
Walk the streets and talk about love. Zouzou.