"How can I become more disciplined? How do I know if I'm talented? Should I self-publish? These are just a few of the perennial and contemporary questions addressed in this delightfully different guide. The authors - from different generations and writing genres - first help the reader assess where they are on their path. They then walk aspiring writers through five universal stages - Dream, Draft, Develop, Refine, and Share. While these stages apply to writers of every stripe, the emphasis is always on the reader navigating his or her own challenges, process, and goals. Insight-producing prompts and the wisdom of diverse artists (from Steinbeck and Thoreau to Spike Lee, Marilyn French, and Tom Clancy) help make every writer's journey of creation as rewarding as its destination"-- Provided by publisher.
Explains to parents how to talk to children to help them cope when their mother or father is diagnosed with cancer, in a book that also has an illustrated activities section.
A spirited investigation into the world of bargain hunting and how shoppers and sellers try to one-up each other -- from the haggling bazaars of Istanbul to Black Friday at a mall in upstate New York to pinnacles of global luxury such as Hermes and Louis Vuitton.
The route to career success is mapped out here for those who want to forgo the time and expense of a college education and dive directly into the workplace. As college tuitions soar and the job market tightens, many young adults are questioning the value of a college degree. The pros and cons of this path are discussed, as well as the reasons why many students fare poorly in college. In addition, topics such as the cost and value of technical and vocational training, a rundown of careers that do not require a diploma, and working while going to.
Explains how to transform dated, vintage clothing into stylish items for a modern wardrobe, and includes a shopping guide and tips for reworking disused pieces into trendy fashion statements.
After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
A senior White House correspondent presents a history of the Bush and Cheney White House years that shares anecdotes by more than two hundred insiders to explore the inner conflicts that shaped the handling of significant events.
This guide covers the very latest travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and round-the-world tickets, to help you design the best possible trip. It includes tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice.
"Those two, they never should have met. In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a party. Those two, they must have a gift. [T]ells the tale of the retiring museum director on a fugue from his retirement dinner through the vast halls of the museum, eloping with a muse" -- from publisher's web site.
A travel guidebook to California. Recommends accommodations, restaurants and attractions for various budgets.
"From acclaimed author Susan Conley, a novel that gives us a luminous emotional portrait of a young woman living abroad in Paris in the 1980s and trying to make sense of the chaotic world around her as she learns the true meaning of family. When Willie Pears agrees to teach at a Parisian center for immigrant girls who have requested French asylum, she has no idea it will utterly change her life. She has lived in Paris for six months, surrounded by the most important people in her life: her beloved brother, Luke; her funny and wise college roommate, Sara; and Sara's do-gooder husband, Rajiv. And now there is Macon Ventri, a passionate, dedicated attorney for the detained girls. Theirs is a meeting of both hearts and minds--but not without its problems. As Willie becomes more involved with the immigrant girls who touch her soul, the lines between teaching and mothering are blurred. She is especially drawn to Gita, a young Indian girl who is determined to be free. Ultimately Willie will make a decision with potentially dire consequences to both her relationship with Macon and the future of the center. Meanwhile, Luke is taken with a serious, as-yet-unnamed illness, and Willie will come to understand the power of unconditional love while facing the dark days of his death. Conley has written a piercing, deeply humane novel that explores the connections between family and friends and reaffirms the strength of the ties that bind"-- Provided by publisher.
While recovering a missing top secret dossier that his boss is accused of stealing, British super spy Bob Howard must safely navigate Russian agents, ancient demons, and an undead entity called the Eater of Souls.
Three shories of paranormal romance feature vampire queen Betsy Taylor's honeymoon; a mermaid who rescues a modern-day pirate; and a werewolf who strives not to be the last of her pack to find a mate.
Acclaimed author Karen White returns with the sequel to the national bestseller The House on Tradd Street Melanie has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees-and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...
"Religion plays such a powerful role in the world that we should try to understand it in all its complexities, but most adherents bristle at anyone who wants to investigate their practices and beliefs in a scientific manner." "In this new book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of this remarkable family of phenomena that mean so much to so many people, and to discuss why - and how - they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and shaped so many lives so strongly." "Breaking the Spell is not an antireligious screed but rather an eye-opening exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives, our interactions, and our country."--BOOK JACKET.
The man drought is over! Angels and demons fall into the arms of the sex-deprived women of a sleepy Chicago neighborhood. Only two women get gypped. An angel and a demon escape capture and find temporary refuge with a team of renegade sex demons, but they're not safe yet. Heaven doesn't remember them, Hell doesn't want them, and two horny mortal women are hunting them. It's raining angels and demons.
-- Undead and Underwater Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could?ve-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience?because Betsy and Fred aren?t exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: a man. And what?s more troubling than love? Incomer As leader of the Pack, it?s Lara Wyndham?s job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025?and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn?t need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Then again?
Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. Now Maylene is dead and Bek must go back to the place--and the man--she left a decade ago. But what she soon discovers is that Maylene was murdered. It turns out that in placid Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected.
NYC Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the death of a young actress with the assistance of her husband Rourke and Detective Peabody.
Sergeant Sue Smith is called in to investigate a daring Edinburgh robbery, a crime perpetrated by a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow in the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and discovers that events in the virtual world could have a devastating impact on the real one.
When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful 15-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leoni must race against time to expose the Denbes' darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and just how far they are willing to go.
Meet Kline Maxwell. City Hall reporter for the Cleveland Press. He's the kind of guy who's seen it all-if "it all" includes a fellow reporter sprouting eyeballs all over his body. That's just the beginning. Maxwell's assigned to a story about the crash-landing of a dragon in the Cuyahoga River. Typical of the stuff that's been happening since that magical Portal opened up. Seems like just another "fuzzy gnome" kind of story. Until Maxwell gets kidnapped. By elves.
In this sequel to "The Dragons of Cuyahoga," political reporter Kline Maxwell receives information about the unexplained suicide of the former City Council President, drawing Kline into a case that has dark spells, destruction, and death written all over it.
After Betsy killed the Devil, her sister Laura has assumed the role of Satan and puts her in charge of all things earth-bound: her vampire husband Sinclair, best friend Jessica in her sixth (and hopefully last) trimester, and her and Sinclair's adopted little BabyJon.
Brief essays from the television series offer a humorous perspective on politics, celebrities, feminism, education, beauty pageants, President Clinton, and social issues.
Moving from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour to the printed page, Ron White (affectionately known as "Tater Salad") delivers the laughs in his distinctive down-home style. He riffs on everything from obnoxious designer sunglass salesmen to his wife's wealthy but stingy family, and revisits some of his most famous characters, such as his troublesome dog Sluggo.--From publisher description.
Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction.
Mysteria, Colorado--a paranormal town where passions run high ... and everyone makes their own rules. Werewolves, demons, and witches; devilish triplets and fantasies comes to life ...
"Rob Delaney is the raunchiest feminist you'll ever meet. But if you're one of the 788,000 people who follow him on Twitter, you already know that. Delaney has made the 140 character tweet into a comic art form and that talent--along with the hilarious and painful sharing he does in his stand-up--has made him a white-hot comedy superstar. Tackling subjects from his youthful obssession (and pen pal relationship) with heavy metal band Danzig to drunken bungee jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, from his court-ordered stint in rehab to witnessing the miracle of his son's birth, these essays meanderingly trace Rob's journey from middle class theater geek, to public menace, to devoted family man and passionately engaged model citizen. All together, these essays (interspersed with some of his "Greatest Tweets") make clear why it is he is so darn lovable and so f♯!%ing funny"-- Provided by publisher.
"The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O'Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her. In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa's dreams. A young holy man, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa's Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life--and heart--forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Archie is a sex demon who's so lazy, he's this close to being kicked out of hell. Chloe is a brand bimbo for a liquor distributor, dating bums and secretly crushing on her favorite bartender, Archie. Archie only wants to comfort Chloe after her latest dumping. He doesn't plan to show her the sex demons' sweat-socky man lair, or confess to collecting thirty pieces of silver a month for seducing women. He doesn't even intend to kiss her. It all starts with one well-meant lie.
An energy vampire at seventeen, Hel reduced her first lover to ashes. Forty years later, she still looks seventeen. Her life is teaching hyperactive boys, roller derby, and worrying about paying her mother's hospital bills. Nick Jones, federal anti-magic cop, has a secret, too. Magic turns him on, to his shame. This makes it hard for him when he's assigned to recruit Hel. Nick feels guilty for his attraction to a teenager. Hel adores Nick's yummy energy. If he learns she's a vampire, he'll send her to Hinky Guantanamo. But how can they keep their hands off each other?
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called in to investigate the murder of Walter Pettibone by a woman calling herself Julie Dockport, and soon Eve realizes that "Julie" is a woman Eve had put in prison years before who is back for revenge.
A classic tale of love and laughter with a touch of the Undead from the New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor novels. A vampire hunter gets the surprise of her life when the man she saves from a bloodthirsty vampire is so grateful for her service that he decides to become her sidekick--much to her dismay.
"Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton returns-only to be greeted by a house full of lost souls. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave... "-- Provided by publisher.
Head of the Rule 34 Squad monitoring the Internet for illegal activities, Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh investigates the link between three ex-con spammers who have been murdered.
Chief Inspector Roberts combs London for the bloodthirsty psychopath who killed his brother When Tommy got out of prison, he decided to become Irish. He changed his last name to Logan, moved to southeast London, and started toting a hurley—an ash stick that’s as big as a baseball bat and twice as deadly. This faux-Irish killer quickly distinguished himself as one of the south side’s smartest: a master of money laundering, front corporations, and keeping out of the way of the cops. His only weakness is his temper—and it’s about to bring his empire tumbling down. The latest target of Tommy Logan’s rage is Tony Roberts, a wasted lowlife. But the victim’s brother is one of the meanest cops in London. Chief Inspector Roberts is the last man to see Tony alive, and he promises to avenge his brother. Logan is about to find out that no hurley is hard enough to break the word of a determined cop.
From the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the megapopular fantasy novels of today, this quintessential anthology of epic fantasy is adventurous storytelling at its best. With rich and vibrant world building, readers are transported to antiquated realms to witness noble sacrifices and astonishing wonders. Gathering a comprehensive survey of beloved stories from the genre, this compilation includes stories by such luminaries as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robin Hobb, and Tad Williams. Inspiring and larger-than-life, these tales offer tim.
Private detective Harry McGlade is on the prowl, looking for a one-night stand. When he finds a sexy lady at his local bar, he thinks he has a chance with her, but she wasn't alone. There was a guy with her. A guy with a gun whom she was desperately trying to get away from.
"Françoise Héritier's international bestseller The Sweetness of Life is a celebration of the small, sweet moments that make life worth living--and the importance of taking the time to savor them. Busy juggling so many responsibilities in our overextended lives, we often miss the precious experiences that are pure joy and the actual experience of humanity: wild laughter, phone calls with loved ones, coffee in the sun, crisp fall evenings, running in warm rain, long conversations at twilight, cooking and savoring a good meal, watching a craftsman at work, getting together with friends we've missed.In this enchanting book--part letter, part prose poem, part charming and witty self-help guide-- anthropologist Françoise Héritier lists with heartwarming and heartbreaking specificity all that we so easily overlook if we do not attend to the lightness and grace in our own lives. Filled with profound insight and down-to-earth wisdom, The Sweetness of Life is the perfect gift to to share with everyone you love"-- Provided by publisher.
Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father's second in command to help her. Marco searches for her father's killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.
After reliving the same day sixty-two times, Repeater Peat Harris is about to give up on his latest case: saving Jake Schwinn. In the past, Peat has solved some seriously twisted crimes, caught the bad guys, and kept an emotional distance. But this time, his heart's involved, a definite must-never-do on Repeats, and he can't just walk away--even if that means putting himself into the bullet's path. A year ago, Jake's best friend was gunned down, and Jake has been playing bait to catch the killer. But now a wicked-looking hottie named Peat is warning Jake that he's about to die--again--unless they can catch the shooter. Yeah, right. Then Jake starts to remember the previous Repeats and how he and Peat hooked up.
Malic Sunden is used to fighting demons and squaring off against all kinds of creatures from the pits of Hell, but this year he's facing a new and terrifying prospect: Christmas holidays with his much-younger boyfriend and his family.
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When the woman he loves mysteriously disappears, a failed writer goes in search of answers.
A voice whispers in Lucy's ear at night. The voice could only belong to her brother Ethan, though, but he's dead. Each day the voice grows stronger and she is drawn into the dark abyss where evil is hiding in the shadows. As the secret unfolds, the Prodigal emerges.
Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical pastwhen magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand inearthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Westernestimation by the historical past and novelists became increasinglypreoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalizeduntil the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgencein every stratum of the literary marketplace.
"Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs. For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes--including photos taken with her own camera--about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen's novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an 'accidental apprenticeship' with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead the Masterpiece and Mystery! franchises. Making Masterpiece marks the first time the driving force behind the enduring flagship show reveals all"-- Provided by publisher.
Once, in the land of Nier, five elemental spirits terrorized the land. To contain them, five humans sacrificed themselves, losing their bodies and minds. It wasn't until decades later, when a set of restraints was formed, that the vessels could live normal lives and take their rightful places as leaders of their clans.
Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors With his hated father dead, a man’s life takes a dangerous turn He doesn’t cry when his father, Frank, dies. The old man was an abusive, self-absorbed drunk, and when cancer takes him to his deathbed, his son is there to watch. At Frank’s final moment he leans over and whispers in his ear, letting the dying man know that he’s glad to see him go. His only inheritance is a heavy, leather-bound book. He has never seen it before, and has trouble believing that his brutal, ignorant father ever touched something so beautiful. But the volume is well-thumbed, full of aphorisms and advice written in the dead man’s hand. Soon after he reads it, the son finds his life spiraling out of control. If he doesn’t want to follow Daddy to the grave, he had best heed the lessons of the book.
When David, an old contact and sometimes friend, hires Jed Walker to look into a series of seemingly unrelated disappearances in Cairo, Jed jumps at the chance to show his partner, Redford Reed, more of the world he's been missing. David's boyfriend, supernatural expert and resident stuffy professor Victor Rathbone, joins them in their journey to Egypt, which holds many more dangers and mysteries than Jed ever expected. Hidden natures resurface, relationships collide, and instincts are stretched to their breaking point. What seems to be a simple case turns out to be anything but. David may have called for help, but he has his own suspicions about who's behind the kidnappings--suspicions that, along with clashing personalities, make getting to the bottom of the mystery difficult. While Jed and Redford grow more intimate and trusting with each new obstacle in their path, David and Victor struggle not to lose their trust in each other in the face of their differences. As the four close in on the kidnappers, David is forced to face the one thing more dangerous than the mastermind behind the disappearances: himself.
"Emery Lawson reinvents herself after another near-death experience prompts a thorough reevaluation of her priorities. Empowered to live a life of no regrets, she casts aside all that is familiar to face her fears and chase her dreams. But as she heads for the wilds of Alaska, romance is definitely not on her agenda, because she's convinced she's incapable of falling in love."--P.  of cover.
The Twilight Phenomenon Forbidden Fruit or Thirst- Quenching Fantasy? equips parents and leaders to candidly discuss the Twilight series with teens who have been caught up in the romance of a human girl and a vampire boy. Much like Harry Potter caught the attention of millions of boys worldwide with spellbinding tales, the Twilight series is holding teenage girls captive with tempting fantasy stories that peak young impressionable minds. Readers of The Twilight Phenomenon will be shocked with the compelling truth behind why the Twilight series is so entrancing. It answers questions inc.
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Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation in Montana when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he's carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex. Christopher has come to deal with his abusive brother's suicide, and as he and Doug investigate, they discover Christopher's dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim. However, the search for the victim goes horribly wrong, leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer.
Mark Stone is the kind of man who'd challenge the fires of hell with an M-16--and come out on top. His M.I.A. rescues in Vietnam are legendary. And now the U.S. government--the government that once tried to stop him--is asking for his help. Two C.I.A. agents are missing. Shot down over Nicaragua, they were on a top-secret mission, and are now at the mercy of the Soviets. Only one man has the skill--and the guts--to go in after them. A man named Stone: M.I.A. Hunter. His first mission outside southeast Asia. The deadliest adventure of them all!
Under assault by the criminal underworld, two cops strike back They call him the Alien. A petty hood with a habit of battering his enemies with a baseball bat, he earned his name for carrying out a hit while watching Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic—and sticking around to finish the film afterwards. The Alien’s latest target is Detective Sergeant Brant, an old-fashioned policeman whose easy brutality has won him no love on London’s south side. The Alien breaks into Brant’s flat, clobbers him with his Louisville slugger, and tortures him until he passes out. When Brant awakes, the Alien is gone, and the cop has a thirst for blood. With the help of his partner, the cancer-stricken Chief Inspector Roberts, Brant will lay waste to London. But when his vendetta leads to something more fearsome than a bat-wielding psychopath, he’ll wonder if perhaps he should have stayed on the floor.
It's just an old junkyard, a place where Lane Hamner loved to play among the rusty old car bodies. But you never know what you might find in a junkyard, especially when your uncle isn't the kindly old gentleman you think he is. He's actually the kind of man who would put someone into a car that's about to be run through the crusher, just to get rid of him.
"Dr. Ben Drake has always held a special place in his heart for strays. The ultimate test of his compassion comes when the fragile beauty at his door is revealed to be his brother's widow. Desperate for shelter and the truth, Callie comes to Colorado with questions that threaten to expose the Drakes' darkest family secrets. Just one look into Callie's glorious blue eyes brings years of hurt, resentment and despair to the surface, but Ben cannot possibly turn her away. Not when he can provide the place for her to heal, and not when he can lead her to true love and God's forgiving grace."--P.  of cover.
Witnessing what she believes to be the murder of an infant in a Depression-era Alabama mining town, a nine-year-old girl and her civic-minded family subsequently struggle with the darker side of their racially torn community.
"Once upon a time, he was one of Boston's most righteous ministers. Now Joshua Blue is a guilt-stricken man scouring the West to find the sister he drove away with his pride. When the trail leads him to Denver, a beautiful boardinghouse owner might be the key to unlocking past secrets...By sheer determination, Adelaide Clark has raised her young son alone. When Joshua arrives at her door, Adie fears he'll tear her family apart. As she gets to know the charming preacher, however, she sees he's come to make amends for past wrongs. Soon his strong faith sparks Adie's long-buried hope for a future with a God-sent partner at her side..."--Publisher's website.
December 1916. Inspector Sam Blackstone is suspicious when he is called to the office of Superintendent Brigham the new head of special branch and confused that Brigham seems to want to see him as little as Sam himself wishes to be there. An already stranger situation grows more strange when Sam discovers what hes there for: a German traitor wants 25000 in exchange for secret intelligence on U boat locations and Max has specifically asked for Blackstone to be the one to deliver the money alone. Blackstone and his sergeant Archie Patterson are certain theres more to it than that but Blackstone cant turn down the job if he doesnt do it some other poor fool will have to. But that is little comfort when as suspected it all goes wrong and Blackstone finds himself on the run from his own colleagues with Patterson languishing in a cell looking at a twenty year stretch if hes lucky
Terror stalks the campus of a Minnesota university, where two professors working on classified military research have been brutally murdered. Student Karen Butler fears for her life after her adviser is killed, realizing she's the only one left with detailed knowledge of a new nerve gas defense system plus a terrible nanotech weapon. Karen and her boyfriend, Jack Nelson, a member of the elite military group Eagle Squad, play a dangerous game with an enemy who claims the secrets belong to them. As the pressure mounts, the pair are terrorized by an implacable foe that means to kill them, once it has what it wants.
"Mafia hit man. Vampire. The criminal underworld just got a whole lot darker. Business has never been better for hit man Karl Vance. Boston is awash in Mafia blood, and Vance has a certain fondness for blood. He's a master vampire--one of the most powerful of his kind. Having sworn to never again feed on the blood of innocents, Karl preys instead on Boston's criminal underworld. Which makes him a valuable asset to those who deal in death. Maria Ricardi intends to use that asset to its full extent in order to gain power within her patriarchal crime family..."--p. of cover.
A pair of rough London cops looks for the high-profile arrest that will erase their sins At sixty-two, Chief Inspector Roberts is nearly too old to be a cop, but he makes up for his age with a ferocity that the younger detectives cannot match. After four decades on the force, he has a daughter who hates him, a wife who cheats, and a bank account that grows emptier every year. At home he is a failure, but on London’s darker streets, Roberts is as serious as an earthquake. With his partner, the gleefully brutal Detective Sergeant Brant, Roberts looks for every policeman’s dream: the White Arrest, a high-profile success that makes up for all their past failures. And when a bat-wielding lunatic starts lynching drug dealers, Roberts and Brant find the publicity they were looking for. They’ll get their arrest—no matter who they have to pummel through on the way.
Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen find themselves marooned in the heart of a mid-nineteenth century wilderness forest. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall, a mysterious woodsman and his family. They become aware of an ancient Jackpine--haunted and feeding off their essence. As winter sets in they must face the tree's unholy fury.
Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion, an artifact he paid millions for ... a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer's field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull's razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.
Advise on everything from savings and investments to debt reduction and social security.
Joe, an aging assassin in Chicago, is diagnosed with leukemia. Being Catholic he cannot commit suicide so he puts out a six-million-dollar contract on himself. A few days later his doctor calls to say the diagnosis was a mistake. Too late, the assassins are on the way. Joe's only hope is to kill them first with the help of his girlfriend, a theater make-up artist who provides the disguise. By the author of The Black Mariah.
As the only male studying magic in a female-dominant society, Seiran Rou's life is already on a precarious perch. Then he finds a dead co-worker on his doorstep, and Sei realizes someone is trying to set him up for the fall. It could be anyone--including his own mother, a powerful witch and leader of the Dominion, the ruling body of elemental magic. Sei's only saving graces are his on-again, off-again vampire boyfriend, Gabe, and the mysterious Jamie, who wants to help him for reasons Sei doesn't understand. They may be all that stand between Sei and the Dominion's demands to control his magic. One man's devotion could be the key to save Sei's life and pull him back from the brink of losing his humanity to the magic he possesses.
She's an elite spy, working for an agency so secret only three people know it exists. Trained by the best of the best, she has honed her body, her instincts, and her intellect to become the perfect weapon. Then her cover is explosively blown, and she becomes a walking bulls-eye. Stalked by assassins who want the secrets she holds, and those who'd prefer she die before talking. Now Chandler has twenty-four hours to thwart a kidnapping, stop a psychopath, uncover the mystery of her past, retire five equally-trained contract killers, avoid a tenacious cop named Jack Daniels, and save the world from nuclear annihilation, all while dodging 10,000 bullets.
Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution with stories that entertain as much as they inform, and shows how, properly understood, these principles can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin's panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as Wilson explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do--from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity's capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality.--From publisher description.
Grey is a drifter on the search for his foster sister, who showed up for the first time in ten years with a knife in her side, then vanished without a trace. Grey winds up in Los Angeles dealing with manipulative actresses and scummy agents, hoping to find some clue as to what happened to her after she dropped out of a porn career he didn't know about.
Gathered under the cover of HackerCon in Washington DC--a place for security experts, penetration testers, and technology geeks to meet and discuss the latest hacks and exploits--this group of renegades plot their attack on the federal government for its objectionable security practices.
Shot while trying to prevent the kidnapping, murder, and brutal despoilment of her thirteen-year-old daughter, Southern California book editor Catherine Desmond has a "tunnel-of-light" experience. "There is something only you can do," the spirits tell her, and she is returned intact to her former life -- or is she? When she recovers, Catherine finds herself gifted -- or cursed -- with astral projection, and to her dismay finds herself linked psychically with her daughter's murderer. But he too can project himself, and while she searches for a way to bring the brutal killer to justice, he begins stalking her as well, setting in motion an ethereal cat-and-mouse game, with life -- and death -- hanging in the balance!
For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging--the French way--with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!
Sarah Zuckerman and Jennifer Jones are best friends in an upscale part of Washington, D.C., in the politically charged 1980s.? Sarah is the shy, wary product of an unhappy home:?her father abandoned the family to return to his native England; her agoraphobic mother is obsessed with fears of nuclear war.? Jenny is an all-American girl who has seemingly perfect parents.? With Cold War rhetoric reaching a fever pitch in 1982, the ten-year-old girls write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov asking for peace.? But only Jenny's letter receives a response, and Sarah is left behind when her friend accepts the Kremlin's invitation to visit the USSR and becomes an international media sensation.? The girls' icy relationship still hasn't thawed when Jenny and her parents die tragically in a plane crash in 1985. Ten years later, Sarah is about to graduate from college when she receives a mysterious letter from Moscow suggesting that Jenny's death might have been a hoax.? She sets off to the former Soviet Union in search of the truth, but the more she delves into her personal Cold War history, the harder it is to separate facts from propaganda. You Are One of Them.
Three amateur investigators encounter UFOs, bizarre religious phenomena, multiple personalities, and psychic violence. They're drawn forward through the Gothic halls of a Canadian hospital for elderly and demented priests to the locked chambers of a covert American repository for space age weaponry where they uncover the most sinister application of computer technology since Kubrick's 2001.
Dating in today's world is tough enough. Pair it with a paranormalady, and Lucille Wainwright is living the recipe for loneliness. Born a talentless witch in a family of legendary spellcasters, she's managed to carve a niche for herself with ParaMatch.com, a matchmaking service for paranormal beings. What she lacks in the magic department, she more than makes up for with her uncanny ability to conjure committed relationships out of any combination of traits and backgrounds. Until now. Enter Jager Cronus, deposed king of the Titans and successful paratrader. As a client, he's a nightmare. As a man, he's irresistible. When he demands a date with her to the annual Legion Halloween Dance, she's hard pressed to refuse. With her professional ethics warring with a deep need to prove herself, she gives him two more chances to find love. That's all the opening Jager needs. After all, he didn't survive his downfall without learning a few things about prevailing in the face of the stiffest negotiations.
She’s hot, well read, and absolutely mad—and she won’t let him go Bank robber Cooper picks her up at the supermarket, where he spies her shoplifting and warns her that the store detective is watching her. She puts the stolen food back, and he buys her lunch. It’s the worst mistake he’s ever made. What this pretty young American girl is doing in South London is a mystery to him. Her name is Cassie, and she acts sane until they get home. She’s normal as he takes her clothes off, normal for everything that follows, normal until she tells him that now that he’s touched her, he can never have another woman. He thinks it’s a joke until he wakes up and finds her note, which explains that she drugged him and left with his pistol and some of the money he’s made holding up banks. Only death will keep her away, so death it must be.
Two women on a vacation that turns deadly face down one of nature's most ruthless killers--and find themselves falling in love.
"Liana Clymer is running away--from her divorce, from her past, from herself. Leaving behind everything she knows, she finds herself ensconced in a fuchsia-colored cottage in the swampy hinterlands of the Florida panhandle. Far from the grown sons who don't return her calls, her only companion her dog, Liana decides to put her best foot forward and get to know whoever lives in the blue house across the street, the only neighbors within sight of her new home. But minutes after a teenage boy, Justin, answers the door and wins her over with his shy kindness, his face appears on the TV screen and is immediately recognizable as that of the child who was taken from his parents two years ago. Worse, Justin's abductor has no intention of letting Liana go. A powerful will to live--and to save Justin too--seizes hold of Liana. She will fight tooth and nail to survive. But does she have what it takes to thwart a wily, depraved psychopath for whom abuse is a way of life...and killing is routine?"-- Provided by publisher.
At first, the two events seem unconnected--except for their violent nature. In North Carolina there is an escape from Halifax jail. Whilst in the southern state of Virginia, a vicious mob lynches and burns a man alive. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation is summoned when the escaped convicts steal a car and cross the state line into Virginia. More horrifying murders occur, and F.B.I. operator Leif Sorensen strives desperately to untangle the twisting trail of escalating deaths.
When attorney Reggie Meyers crashes into Dylan Monroe on the freeway, it makes a bad day even worse-- until she discovers she's the prey in the deadly hunt of an unknown killer. Now, trusting this man she hardly knows is Reggie's best chance for survival. Dylan wants to help her, but doesn't believe a simple country farmer has what it takes. Reggie doesn't realize Dylan knows a lot about hunting-- and being hunted. He's up for the task of trapping a killer, keeping Reggie safe, and winning her heart... if she'll let him.
"Roxanne Reeves defines her life by the committees she heads and the social status she cultivates. But she is keeping secrets that make her an outsider in her own town, always in search of acceptance. And when she is given a job none of the other white women want-researching the town's African-American history for a tour of local sites-she feels she can't say no. Elderly Grace Clark, a retired black schoolteacher, reluctantly agrees to become Roxanne's guide. Grace takes Roxanne to Catfish Alley, whose undistinguished structures are nonetheless sacred places to the black community because of what happened there. As Roxanne listens to Grace's stories, and meets her friends, she begins to see differently. She is transported back to the past, especially to 1931, when a racist's hatred for Grace's brother leads to events that continue to change lives decades later. And as Roxanne gains an appreciation of the dreams, courage, and endurance of those she had so easily dismissed, her own life opens up in new and unexpected ways."--from publisher's description
David and Anne Case were linked as only twins can be, always aware of each other's thoughts and feelings. Now Anne is dead. David takes an experimental drug and crosses the boundary between life and death. But the "other side" is a mysterious and confusing place and Anne is not easily found. David may not escape himself.
Close friends since childhood, Kyle, Duncan and Ivan have become rich, successful co-owners of a beautiful Harlem brownstone. The one thing each of them lacks is a special woman to share his life with--until true love steps in to transform three sexy single guys into grooms-to-be ... --From Content Reserve screen.
Fleeing for Ireland in the wake of a failed relationship, fashion designer Kate Robinson finds herself in a coastal Gaelic village and bonds with the members of a lace-making society, through whom she finds healing by listening to their stories of loss and suffering.
The Moonstone is a beautiful yellow diamond that was stolen from the statue of a Moon god in India. When Franklin Blake brings it to Rachel Verinder's house in Yorkshire for her birthday, it brings bad luck with it. How many people will the Moonstone hurt? How many must die before the diamond's revenge is complete?
Usually, Maron is the hunter, a demon sent to earth to imprison evil souls and hurl them into the pit. It's a dirty, thankless job, but someone has to take out the trash. By necessity, demons need a partner to tag 'em and bag 'em. Since her partner got roped into a Demon Triad, though, she's stuck with just the tagging part until her boss sends reinforcements. Her backup turns out to be the last two men she wants to see. Two bonded demons who've been trying to seduce her into a Triad for months. Sure, the Triad's sexual bonds generate phenomenal soul-trapping power. Give up her independence? Never. Still, it's quite a thrill to be the hunted, for a change.
Everyone remembers age 13. For Alison Glass, it was 1975, the year she moved to Weston, Connecticut, with her bohemian parents and her horse, Jazz. Life was about trying to navigate the hypocrisies of an unfamiliar affluent town and figuring out how she might blend in at school--despite her status as the new girl with a back brace for scoliosis. Kate Hamilton, the popular daughter of an egomaniacal New Age guru--the "sham shaman"--and his substance-loving wife, was an unlikely friend, the strong girl Alison regarded as her saving grace. Bonding over their love of horses, they rode away the afternoons, creating a private world for themselves as a way to survive the excesses of their surroundings and the adults who cast them adrift in such a tumultuous time. A picture emerges of a friendship that simply couldn't survive the weight of the shadows under which it was forged.--From publisher description.
Neriah, the crown prince of Tazier, escapes his father's deadly wrath with the help of a Jinn named Tamir. Knowing that the other Jinn would find and punish him for falling in love with a human, Tamir takes Neriah's memories of their brief time together and leaves him with only a jade pendant as a token of his love. Tamir is then stripped of his powers and imprisoned for his crime. Ten years later, Neriah is still on the run from the King's assassins, but each night he dreams of a lover whose face he cannot see and whose name he does not know, but who fills his heart with peace. Tamir, freed at last from his prison cell, poses as a pleasure slave and offers to serve the prince. Although Neriah does not recognize Tamir, he falls in love with the powerless Jinn. But just when Tamir has earned Neriah's trust, he is forced to betray it. There may be no hope of mending their broken relationship, but Tamir is determined to see Neriah on his rightful throne--even if it costs the Jinn his life.
"New York FBI counterterrorism agent Nathan Donovan receives a phone call from an eighty-year-old man named Li who has a story to tell - a story too fantastic to believe but too terrible for Donovan to ignore." "Li tells the story of Sato Matsushita, a brilliant bioweapons scientist, a man waging a personal war against the United States. His mission: to destroy America with bubonic plague - beginning with the city of New York." "The old man has tracked Matsushita for six decades and across three continents because he, too, has a mission to fulfill: to stop Matsushita before he can strike - and to settle an old score of his own." "Li's lifelong search has brought him to the most powerful city in the world, a city of eight million souls, a city on the eve of its biggest celebration of the year: the Fourth of July fireworks display." "Now Donovan and Li must work together to prevent a modern-day Black Death of global proportions. They must find the Plague Maker before it's too late - for everyone."--Back cover.
On the day of his release from a mental institution Pace is taken "hostage" by Faust, Pia, and Hayden, three escapees from the hospital who disappeared after the presumed rape and beating of Cassandra Kaltzas, daughter of the Greek munitions tycoon Alexandra Kaltzas. Each suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, experiencing complex delusions and sometimes fantastical identities. Pace tries to piece together what happened when apparently one of their alternate personalities tried to kill Cassandra. Pace himself is an alternate of William Pacella, a man whose wife died in a restaurant fire set by a local mobster for insurance money. William Pacella "dies" so that Nightjack can be born-a new personality who may or may not be Jack the Ripper.
It is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands and the summer has been hard. Rachel and Isaac DuPree had left Chicago fourteen years ago to stake their claim. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud: black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even rarer. But it hasn't rained in months, the cattle are bellowing with thirst, and supplies have dwindled. Struggling to feed her family, Rachel is isolated by more than just geography. She is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve, but Isaac will never leave his ranch: land means a measure of equality with the white man. Rachel must find the strength to do what is right--for her children, for her husband, and for herself.
"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever -- a funny memoir of his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success. How do you go from hapless office worker to world-famous cartoonist and bestselling author in just a few years? No career guide can answer that, and not even Scott Adams (who actually did it) can give you a road map that works for everyone. But there's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way. In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams admits that he failed at just about everything he's tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But along the way, Adams discovered some truths you're unlikely to find anywhere else. "-- Provided by publisher.
Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman's son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man's handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min. Jae-Min's cousin had a dirty little secret, the kind that Cole has been familiar with all his life and that Jae-Min is still hiding from his family. The investigation leads Cole from tasteful mansions to seedy lover's trysts to Dirty Kiss, the place where the rich and discreet go to indulge in desires their traditional-minded families would rather know nothing about. It also leads Cole McGinnis into Jae-Min's arms, and that could be a problem. Jae-Min's cousin's death is looking less and less like a suicide, and Jae-Min is looking more and more like a target. Cole has already lost one lover to violence--he's not about to lose Jae-Min too.
Journalist Reba Adams, trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local El Paso magazine, must interview the owner of Elsie's German Bakery--and she's no easy subject. Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story. For Elsie, Reba's questions are a stinging reminder of darker times: her life in Germany during that last bleak year of WWII. And as Elsie's, Reba's, and Reba's fiancé Riki Chavez's lives become more intertwined, all are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.
When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp---a medical school dropout---devises an evil plan. Manipulating her medication, he pretends to be an angel giving her messages---then dictates a "spiritual bestseller" he believes will make them both rich. But what will he do if real angels show up?
Living an unfulfilling existence at the side of a tragic husband, shy orphan Ellie Dillahan begins an affair that forces her to choose between an uncertain future with the man she loves and the desolate life she has built for herself.
"U.S. Marshal Trey Scott is fixin' to walk down the aisle just as soon as his stubborn bride-to-be agrees to say, "I do." Katherine Taylor's five-year-old sister and an orphanage full of children are depending on her. So why won't the pretty schoolteacher marry him to save her tarnished reputation? Granted, Trey isn't willing to abandon his quest to avenge his first wife's murder. His name alone will protect Katherine until he returns, but she thinks he should leave vengeance to a higher power. Will the sacrifice demanded by the woman he loves be too great to bear...to will it be Trey's ultimate redemption?"--Publisher's website.
"This social, cultural, and culinary history charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquity. Off-the-wall and offbeat stories abound, including how quack medicine peddlers spawned some of the world's biggest brands, how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, how soda helped presidents reach the White House, and even how Pepsi influenced Apple's marketing of the iPod. This history of carbonated drinks follows a seemingly simple everyday refreshment as it zinged and pinged over society's taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.
"John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago--yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato--himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency--explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors. A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view of a historical figure. The full and fascinating results, gathered by the accomplished pollsters Peter Hart and Geoff Garin, paint a compelling portrait of the country a half-century after the epochal killing. Just as significantly, Sabato shows how JFK's presidency has strongly influenced the policies and decisions--often in surprising ways--of every president since. Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche"-- Provided by publisher.
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
"Marissa had everything a girl could ask for-a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her world upside down. An abduction-gone-wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she's ever met. With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems-except for the blind passion that Marissa can't escape"--Provided by publisher.
Grab a beautiful girl, yank her out of her Istanbul hotel bed, and brazenly carry her into the night, clad only in pajamas. In 1953 Turkey, you can get away with that, if you have the right connections unless professional Trouble-Buster Joe P. Heggy just happens to be looking on and then you're set for trouble. Heggy decides to investigate, only to encounter flat-faced Turkish thugs who want to eliminate him in any way possible. But the American can hold his own, aided by a bunch of wise-cracking, cynical construction workers trying to do their jobs in the face of sabotage and political intrigue. And when Heggy not only finds the girl, but kidnaps her back himself, things start getting very tense indeed...
A millionaire dies leaving his fortune to the cover girl on an old paperback entitled Death in the Ditch. But where is she? The search for the woman leads investigator Hobart Lindsey into the world of paperback collectors, with a madman on his heels. By the author of The Bessie Blue Killer.
A WWII story about a couple of ace pilots competing to see who can do the most damage to the Japanese army. Captains Croft and Zane each had his own way of fighting -- but both were poison to the Japs! Originally published in the classic pulp magazine, "Army-Navy Flying Stories," Winter, 1943.
This collection features a menagerie of horror stories. Some are scary. Some are disturbing. Some are funny. Meet werewolves, vampires, zombies, psychopaths, aliens, cannibals, ghosts, and various things that go bump in the night.
He calls himself "Thanatos" ("Death"). But Clyde Daschner is actually the worst serial killer of the twentieth century, a man who admits to having murdered over 750 innocent victims--through shooting, stabbing, bombing, poisoning, and terrorism. He regards himself as an "Artist of Death," a man who's creating a virtual world peopled with the digital analogs of the men, women, and children he's slaughtered. And now he's on the trail of rising actress Dorothy Wheller, whose prominent family he's already wiped out, one by one, in revenge for the death of his brother, Dorothy's former husband. Only FBI Special Agent Mark Du Nancy stands between the beautiful performer and the insane-but-highly intelligent criminal. Can Mark decipher the clues in time and save Dorothy from tortune and death? A riveting psychothriller with a high-tech flavor!
Haunted by a terrible secret, Dr. Jama Keith returns to her hometown of River Dance, Missouri. After the young niece of her former fiancé Terell Mercer is abducted, the search puts Terell and Jama in peril.
" 1912 London. Jessie Kenton hears her young brother, Georgie, scream in the middle of the night and wakes up the next morning to find him gone. Her parents never speak of him again. 1932. Twenty years later, Jessie is haunted by the same nightmare. Her other brother, Timothy, has inexplicably vanished from her parents' home. Wracked by guilt because of her failure to ever find Georgie, and convinced that the two events must be related, she sets out on a quest to find Timothy. She plunges into a mysterious world of seances and mystics, nebulous clues and Egyptian artifacts. With the help of a dashing and impoverished aristocrat, Sir Montague Chamford, Jessie follows the trail into the alien, swirling sands of the Egyptian desert. Amid the ancient intrigue and blistering heat, a powerful romance sparks between Jessie and Monty. But they must first confront the demons of Jessie's past-and reveal the dark secrets that threaten not only Timothy's life but theirs as well"-- Provided by publisher.
Furred, finned, and feathered friends await the night, when they can carry dreamers on adventures in Dreamland.
In this illustrated poem in honor of the victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, falling snowflakes celebrate the uniqueness of life, its precious, simple moments, and the strength of memory.
An Arab girl of the Sahara who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging, and faith.
The wyrmeweald is a hostile place, an arid wasteland where man is both hunter and hunted, and where the dragon-like wyrmes reign supreme. Seventeen-year-old Micah enters the wyrmeweald intent on stealing a wyrme egg to sell for a bounty. With the riches such an egg will bring--returner's wealth--Micah can go home to a life of luxury, and win the hand of the girl he loves. But the wyrmeweald is a treacherous place, and Micah quickly finds himself in mortal danger. When a tracker named Eli rescues him, Micah is forced to prove his worth, and together he and Eli defend a rare wyrme hatchling from kith bandits intent on stealing and selling wyrme eggs. As Micah soon discovers, this hatchling has a guardian already--the beautiful, brave, and dangerous Thrace. Micah and Thrace make the worst possible match: Micah is a would-be bandit, and Thrace is a wyrme rider-assassin, devoted protector of the wyrmeweald. Yet their chemistry is undeniable, and soon Micah and Thrace join forces to protect the rare wyrme and battle the evil forces that encroach on their native habitat. But is there anything left in the devastated wyrmeweald to be saved?
Winter is a dangerous time in the wyrmeweald. Once a magnificent wilderness, the home of the dragon-like wyrmes has become an icy wasteland. Brutal battles rage between the evil kith, intent on ravaging all that they can, and the wyrme-friendly kin. Young Micah is safe in a winter den, sheltered from the intense cold, with kin Eli and the beautiful, dangerous wryme-rider Thrace. Thrace aches to leave the den and fly through the skies on her whitewyrme, but Micah knows they are safer indoors. Meanwhile, a brutal assassin approaches, fueled by the invigorating liquor known as bloodhoney and seeking vengeance. Micah and his friends are being hunted--and nowhere in the wyrmeweald is truly safe.
An Amish widow and mother of six begins receiving mysterious presents and suspects a newcomer to the community is the giver.
"Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out"-- Provided by publisher.
Skyler Harrington is a planner. After the tumult of her childhood, she's built a life for herself in Blue Falls, Texas, that's comfortable, predictable, safe. The last thing she needs is to go gaga over a rodeo cowboy. It felt great to let her hair down with sexy Logan Bradshaw, but she'll be happy if their paths never cross again. A surprise pregnancy is something neither expected. Skyler has no intention of letting her baby grow up the way she did, with an unreliable father. She's willing to raise their child alone, but Logan is determined to prove there's more to him than being a devil-may-care risk taker.
Journeying in the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase discovers that his nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.
"When the glossy magazine where Lady Sarah St. Sebastian works as an editor names Devon Hunter one of the Ten Sexiest Single Men, he is besieged by embarrassing attention. The perfect revenge? Force Sarah to play his fiancee during a business trip to Paris. Because of a recent family indiscretion, Sarah must agree if she wants to protect the St. Sebastian name. But in the City of Lights, their fake engagement unexpectedly leads to real desire--and dangerous complications"--Page 4 of cover.
The suspense never rests when A Time to Kill's Jake Brigance fights the good fight once again. Often named an all-time favorite by John Grisham's legions of fans, the book that started it all gets a brand-new chapter. America's favorite storyteller returns to Ford County, Mississippi, where defense attorney Jake Brigance will have to fight for justice in a trial that could tear the small town of Clanton apart.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered. So when offered a chance to explore the world, Tris is ready. Perhaps she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
The wife of the author of "90 Minutes in Heaven" describes her own experiences in dealing with her husband's accident and her role as a caretaker during his long recovery.
The definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of Johnny Cash. People don't just listen to Johnny Cash--they believe in him. Although part of his life has been told on film, there are many compelling layers to his story that have remained hidden--until now. Robert Hilburn tells the unvarnished truth about a musical icon whose personal life was far more troubled and his artistry much more profound than even his most devoted fans have realized. As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash well throughout his life--he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed him extensively just before Cash's death in 2003. Drawing upon his personal experience with Cash and a trove of never-before seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn gives us a compelling, human portrait of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture--not only a towering figure in country music, but also a seminal influence in rock.
In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and later at boarding school, where he began his career as a skeptic.Arriving at Oxford in 1959, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system...
Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law when he uncovers a mysterious connection between long-dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story--one that might just offer the key to an outbreak of modern day killings involving a deadly arsonist.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.
A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England. The servants at Longbourn estate--only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic--take center stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel ...
After a woman bank robber is shot by a police team in Minneapolis, her husband and her friends proceed to revenge themselves by killing the team's families. A race against time as officer Lucas Davenport tries to catch them before his loved ones die.
In Minneapolis, a sex-crazed maniac kidnaps his psychiatrist along with her two daughters so he can play out his fantasies on her. It's up to Lucas Davenport, deputy chief of police, to catch the maniac before he turns to the children.
A serial killer is watching Sara Jensen from a building across the street and spending time in her bed when she is not home. To catch him, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport has to provoke him and Sara is asked to be the decoy.
David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . . It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler--though they may pay for it with their lives.
From acclaimed author Spike Walker, whose beloved books inspired the hit television show The Deadliest Catch, comes a thrilling true adventure tale set in the Alaskan seas.
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for 'hate...
Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. In this heartwarming book, author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh presents a collection of inspiring dog stories--dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day: each one is devoted. These thirty-eight uplifting dog stories showcase the most amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that fascinate us and touch our hearts.
New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused...
How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters and the pull of tradition. It tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn't been what she'd expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.
The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan. Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness, only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.
On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood. After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn.
Bestselling author William Bernhardt's tale of historical suspense chronicles the rampage of America's first serial killer and legendary lawman Eliot Ness' final case. In the 1930s Eliot Ness, the famous treasury agent who helped convict Al Capone, accepts a high-ranking public safety position in Cleveland, where the discovery of a dismembered torso soon plunges the city into a state of terror.
Meet Lord Peter Wimsey, stylish, eccentric, seeming a fool, but in fact one of the great English detectives. The discovery of a body in a bathtub wearing only a pair of spectacles, launches a motley set of sleuths and suspects toward a ghastly conclusion.
For Edmond Dantes, life couldn't be better. At 19, he is soon to be captain of his own ship and about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But his life is suddenly turned upside down when on his wedding day he is arrested. Without a fair trial, he is condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If. Soon, it is clear that Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies, jealous of his success.
After Marty Preston worked so hard to earn the dog Shiloh, he had hoped that his troubles with Judd Travers were over. He could not rescue all the dogs that Judd mistreated, but since Shiloh was the one who ran away and came with him, Shiloh was the one he loved. Judd, however, has other problems. Anyone who cheats and swears and lies and kicks his dogs has troubles inside himself, and when the man starts drinking, Marty realizes that Shiloh is in danger once again. As hunting season approaches and Judd begins hunting on their land, the Prestons know that something is bound to happen. They're right. Marty does the only thing he can think of to do, and discovers just how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.
Gideon Lowe has been hired to develop the once-majestic estate of Crosslyn Rise into an elegant condominium community. But he just can't work with Christine Gillette, one of the country's top interior designers. They mix like oil and water. But good old-fashioned lust can turn even the worst adversaries into lovers.
For two months, Jamie Garland had fallen in love... with a lie. Cade Santerre was every woman's fantasy--until the mask came off in a scandal that left Jamie shattered. Cade had pretended to be someone he wasn't. Worse, he'd used her in his elaborate attempt to catch a man he believed was a crook and a swindler. Though Cade's suspect had escaped, Cade was still around--raw, masculine, overwhelming...
The thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic--a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon.Wait a minute, laughs Virgil...
The riveting new Stone Barrington novel from New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force--with lethal results...
James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
The author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence returns with a groundbreaking look at today's scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important...
When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful--if rebellious--Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart to do some intelligence work. But when Harry suspects a murder has been committed, he must seek help from Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose herself.
Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer have entered into an engagement of convenience so Rose can avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Rose's sharp intellect and radical ideas have served to repel her would-be suitors. Rose's parents are hardly thrilled that their only child is marrying a man in trade, but Harry comes from a good family, and at the very least, they hope he will keep their troublesome daughter out of mischief. Unfortunately, even a pretend engagement cannot save Rose from trouble. Bored with endless parties, teas, and balls, she befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country and overwhelmed by the demands of the Season. Rose is delighted to have a protégée but their friendship is cut tragically short when Dolly is found floating in a river. Harry must solve the mystery of Dolly's death, and keep Rose from being the murderer's next victim.
In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up an entire room. From Minnie's arrival at home in San Francisco to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives and how they become part of the family. We meet Steel's childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the basset hound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer. We also meet Sweet Pea--unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband--and all those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines, and one potbellied pig. As Steel reflects on the beloved pets who have brought joy--and sometimes chaos--to her home through the years, she also shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household, the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, and the losses we feel forever.
As the Baxter's make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, the unthinkable happens. When the family rallies together, memories come to light that bring healing and hope during a time when darkness might have the final word. From bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Coming Home ---a stand-alone novel ---can serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family.
This is the charming, human account of the adventures of lovely, wealthy Rose Campbell as she grows into young womanhood. Rose's greatest attraction undoubtedly is that she's such a real girl. She has her trials and disappointments, her temptations and failures. But with the aid of loving counsel and a level head she manages to become a thoroughly lovable, admirable woman. When Rose returns home from a trip abroad with her dear uncle Dr. Alec and her devoted companion, Phoebe, she discovers that her riches do not bring happiness in themselves. She learns that balls and parties bring pain as well as pleasure, she weathers her first love affairs, and she helps her eight gallant cousins over their ups and downs in this unusually delightful book.
The fascinating and exhilarating story of Riseholme's reigning queen of high society the indomitable Lucia! England between the wars was a paradise of utter calm and leisure for the very, very rich. But into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas--La Lucia, as she is known--a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the pomp and the subdued and hushed nature of her class. With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, she upends the greats of high society the imperious Lady Ambermere and her equally imperious dog, Pug; the odious Piggy and Goosie Antrobus; the Christian Scientist Daisy Quantrock, with her penchant for the foreign; and all the rest of the Riseholme itself, the small English town just outside London that the British rich call their country home.
The final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family, Jo's boys is entertaining, surprising, and an overall joy to listen to. Set ten years after Little men, Jo's boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's boys--including sailor Emil, promising musician Nat, and rebellious Dan--are grown. Jo, herself, remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment ... and even murder.
Good wives is the second half of Little women. The March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with only their futures to find. Along the way they all face painful trials--from Meg's difficult lessons in housekeeping to Laurie's heartbreak in a love tragedy--each of the girls finds happiness ... although not always in the way they expect. Though often classified a children's book, Good wives, with its lifelike characters and situations, has entertained millions of adults. The delightful adventures of the March children still possess great power to inspire countless listeners.
"Now is the winter of our discontent ..." Ian Holm delivers King Richard IIIs soliloquy, bringing Shakespeare's wonderful lines, full of psychological insight, vividly to life.
"Now is the winter of our discontent ..." Ian Holm delivers King Richard IIIs soliloquy, bringing Shakespeare's wonderful lines, full of psychological insight, vividly to life.
"If it were done when 'tis done ..." From the BBC sound archives, one of Shakespeare's most famous and memorable speeches, with Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, bringing these ominous words vividly to life.
"If it were done when 'tis done ..." From the BBC sound archives, one of Shakespeare's most famous and memorable speeches, with Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, bringing these ominous words vividly to life.
"I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad ..." Alec Guinness's performance as King Lear stirs the listener in this recording from the BBC sound archives.
"This day is called the feast of Crispian ..." In one of the most famous and inspirational of Shakespeare's speeches, Richard Burton's rich and resonant voice delivers Henry V's address to his army on the eve of Agincourt!
"To be or not to be - that is the question ..." In this BBC sound archive recording, Michael Redgrave stars as Shakespeare's troubled Prince of Denmark.
Louisa May Alcott's lively and heartwarming stories are favorites with young readers everywhere. A garland for girls will be especially welcomed by those who read and treasure all of the famous books by this great American author. Using real life boys and girls as the characters in her fascinating chronicles, Miss Alcott has written a series of delightful stories, filled with sunshine and encouragement. Her interesting plots, surprise endings, and understanding of people make fascinating reading from cover to cover. Rich girls, poor girls, haughty girls, timid girls, clever girls and silly girls--all the sorts of girls who make a world--float through these pages, and before you have finished you will feel that you have known each one, almost as well as your own best friends.
Private investigator Charlie Meiklejohn is called in by insurance companies to follow the trail of a suspected serial arsonist. The arsonist, Carson Danvers, has been on a fanatical crusade, since the loss of his wife and son, burning down buildings in an effort to stop the manifestations of a malfunctioning alien space probe, which has caused random outbreaks of madness and murder that occur in old, abandoned wooden buildings. Meiklejohn begins following the criminal trail's but finds himself teaming up with his quarry to face the much deeper problem.
When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction. Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis and Anthony Jackson also feature in this thrilling six-part dramatisation of HG Wells' book, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1967.
"Under the greenwood tree" (1872) was the second of Hardy's novels to be published. It is a gentle, humorous novel, which accurately depicts the life of an early Victorian rural community. Hardy artfully conveys the romance between the pretty and capricious Fancy Day, the village schoolmistress, and Dick Dewy, a member of the Mellstock parish choir. Their romance is interwoven with the concerns of the choir and the fortunes and misfortunes of a group of villagers. Hardy's inimitable ability to write vivid descriptions bring to life the rustic settings of 1850s rural England. Reading this novel is like peering out of a window and seeing a world gone by. Little wonder that Hardy himself considered this to be among his best novels.
Mars "the bloody planet," is a world shrouded in mystery. As the source of endless fascination, Mars offers us the most promise for finding evidence of life. Half Navajo American Jamie Waterman is a geologist whose dream comes true when he is selected for the first landing team on Mars. He endures the rigors of training, the personality conflicts and political intrigues, as well as the dangers of travelling over 100 million kilometers in space. Once the international crew lands on Mars, they discover they must battle not only the alien land they have invaded but earthbound bureaucrats as well. As they head toward a chasm that is ten times larger than the Grand Canyon, the twenty-five astronauts come face-to-face with the most shocking discovery of all.
Amanda: A century ago, a gentle blind girl walked the cliffs of Paradise Point. Then the children came - taunting, teasing - until she lost her footing and fell, shrieking her rage to the drowning sea .. Michelle: Now Michelle has come from Boston to live in the big house on Paradise Point. She is excited about her new life, ready to make new friends ... until a hand reaches out of the swirling mists - the hand of a blind child. She is asking for friendship ... seeking revenge ... whispering her name.
At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At 11, she banished an ancient body-stealing evil. At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself--snow, gales, icicles--all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They--Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men, too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pixies ever to be banished from Fairyland--whether she wants it or not. It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring--Spring won't come.
A seasoned theatre actress making her first movie in 1930s Texas falls for a small town local and is threatened by someone going through elaborate lengths to sabotage the film shoot.
No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century, that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Indeed, free speech as we know it comes less from the First Amendment than from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A lifelong skeptic, he disdained all individual rights, including the right to express one's political views. But in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a dissenting opinion that would become the canonical affirmation of free speech in the United States.Why did Holmes change his mind? That question has puzzled historians for almost a century. Now, with the aid of newly discovered letters and confidential memos, law professor Thomas Healy reconstructs in vivid detail Holmes's journey from free-speech opponent to First Amendment hero. It is the story of a remarkable behind-the-scenes campaign by a group of progressives to bring a legal icon around to their way of thinking-and a deeply touching human narrative of an old man saved from loneliness and despair by a few unlikely young friends.
A company of Civil War soldiers believe they are marching home from battle, but they soon realize that may not be the case.
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put...HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects--acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not."Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond!
Phineas Rigormortis Bean has the unusual dilemma of being the only living soul trapped in the Afterlife. Inheriting his mysterious power of communing with the dead, he must rescue his recently departed parents, uncover the secrets of a cryptic amulet, and reveal his family's dark past. Turning eleven was more than he bargained for!
"Yes, prime minister" was the equally funny and successful follow-up to Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's hit series "Yes, minister." The corridors of power will never be the same again. The Rt. Ho. James Hacker PC, MP, BSc (Econ) has made the ultimate political journey - to No.10. And his newly appointed Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, is on hand to advise, encourage and look after No.1. Now this legendary partnership can steer a course through the twists, turns and minefields of bureaucracy and government in four more classic episodes from the highly successful BBC television series.
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
Bill Bryson's hilarious memoir of growing up in middle America in the Fifties - complete, unabridged and read by the author. Using his old fantasy life as a springboard, Bill Bryson recreates the life of his familyin the 1950s in all its transcendent normality. In a period that saw the inexorable rise of television, the opening of Disneyland, the testing of the atomic bomb and the explosion of choice in everything from food to cars, Bill Bryson's days followed in reassuringly cosy succession, enlivened by modest triumphs and disasters. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, "The Thunderbolt Kid" is full of Bill Bryson's inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, and this unabridged recording contains every single amusing anecdote and amazing fact. Nothing is left out, so you can enjoy the whole book in its entirety, read by Bill Bryson himself.
Tom Baker and Sophie Aldred appear in one of three full-cast BBC radio dramas based around the real-life worlds of Doctor Who. Regenerations by Daragh Carville: In this powerful and moving play, a group of friends reunite for an annual Doctor Who convention. Set against a backdrop of the Belfast troubles, the play deals with themes of sexuality and love, and features appearances by Tom Baker and Sophie Aldred. Blue Veils and Golden Sands by Martyn Wade: Delia Derbyshire was the delightful and unusual woman who created the unique sound of the original Doctor Who theme tune. This is a dramatised account of her early days at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and her later recollections of that time. Dalek, I Love You by Colin Sharpe: Nigel's obsession with Doctor Who is a source of some concern to his mother. When he meets the girl of his dreams at a convention, life at home seems set to change forever.
Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.
A librarian in a future society is declared obsolete and is sentenced to die in a manner of his own choosing.
William Feathersmith, a bored, evil, wealthy businessman, gets a chance to go back in time and start over, armed with all the knowledge he's acquired--an arsenal that's not as powerful as he might think.
Henry Corwin, a down-at-the-heels department store Santa, dispenses Christmas cheer to a mission house with the help of a sack that will produce whatever one asks for.