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Sloane Crosley - I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on hermore...Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions -- or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life. Sloane Crosley is also the author of How Did You Get This Number.  

Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Published: Apr 1, 2008
Pages: 230
ISBN: 159448306X

Lynda La Plante - Hidden Killers

From BAFTA award-winning creator of Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the blistering follow-up to the bestselling Tennison. Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone, or anything, at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues ormore...From BAFTA award-winning creator of Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren, comes the blistering follow-up to the bestselling Tennison. Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone, or anything, at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Hidden Killers sees Jane acting as a 'decoy' prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as Detective. Her first call-out is to a non-suspicious death. The victim is a young mother, drowned tragically in her bath, leaving a bereft and doting husband and a young child. The two storylines interweave as Jane begins to doubt the evidence against her assailant in East London, and becomes certain that the young woman in the bath did not drown in tragic circumstances. Two entirely different cases but one common thread - the lingering doubt in Jane's mind around the evidence, and around her colleagues...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published:
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1471140555

Johanna Skibsrud - This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories

Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A youngmore...Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A young maid at a hotel in France encounters a man who asks to paint her portrait, only later discovering that the man is someone other than who she thinks. A divorced father, fearing estrangement from his thirteen-year-old daughter, allows her to take the wheel of his car, realizing too late that he’s made a grave mistake. A Canadian girl and her French host stumble on the one story that transcends their language barrier. Youth confronted with the mutterings of old age, restlessness bounded by the muddy confines of a backyard garden, callow hope coming up against the exigencies of everyday life—these are life-defining moments that weave throughout the everyday lives of the remarkable characters in this book. Time and again they find themselves confronted with what they didn’t know they didn’t know, at the exact point of intersection between impossibility and desire. In This Will Be Difficult to Explain Skibsrud has created a series of masterful, perceptive tales.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: Apr 15, 2013
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0393345920

George Harmon Coxe - Slack Tide

Publisher: Hammond, Hammond
Published: Jan 1, 1900

Cathryn Fox - Hell's Angel

Brand suffered for decades in Hell after his best friend managed to escape the underworld and left him behind. So when Lucifer offers him a chance at revenge by seducing his friend's mortal daughter and marking her for Hell, Brand eagerly accepts.But Kaylea is a rare pure soul and awakensmore...Brand suffered for decades in Hell after his best friend managed to escape the underworld and left him behind. So when Lucifer offers him a chance at revenge by seducing his friend's mortal daughter and marking her for Hell, Brand eagerly accepts.But Kaylea is a rare pure soul and awakens long-forgotten feelings in Brand--as well as his desire. She may be the key to Brand's salvation...if their passion doesn't doom her first...

Publisher: Spice Briefs
Published: Jul 30, 2009
Pages: 41

Timothy Ellis - Hero at Large (The Hunter Legacy Book 1)

Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th century pirates. With his twin sexy bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18 year old's can handle. A reluctantmore...Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th century pirates. With his twin sexy bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18 year old's can handle. A reluctant hero, Jonathon is on a journey, seemingly out of his time, but always in time.

The Hunter Legacy series:
1. Hero at large
2. Hunted Hero Hunting
3. Send in the Hero
4. Make or Break the Hero
5. Hail the Hero *forthcoming*


Publisher: Timothy Ellis
Published: Apr 22, 2015
Pages: 214

Simon Conway - A Loyal Spy

WINNER OF THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2010 FOR BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR! The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face down in a pool of black water in the Khyber Pass. For many years, Jonah had been under the impression that he'd killed him there. How far can loyalty be stretchedmore...WINNER OF THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2010 FOR BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR! The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face down in a pool of black water in the Khyber Pass. For many years, Jonah had been under the impression that he'd killed him there. How far can loyalty be stretched before it reaches a limit? Millions of lives depend on the answer, as a twisting road of betrayal and revenge leads from the mountains of Afghanistan to the heart of London ...and a ticking bomb.

Publisher: Hodder
Published: Sep 2, 2010
Pages: 436

Shirley Tallman - Death on Telegraph Hill: A Sarah Woolson Mystery (Sarah Woolson Mysteries)

“Bringing Victorian San Francisco to colorful life, Tallman offers an entertaining mystery…that will appeal to fans of Anne Perry and Rhys Bowen.” —Library Journal  San Francisco, 1882. After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyermore...“Bringing Victorian San Francisco to colorful life, Tallman offers an entertaining mystery…that will appeal to fans of Anne Perry and Rhys Bowen.” —Library Journal  San Francisco, 1882. After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyer Sarah Woolson and her brother, Samuel, are making their way home when a gunshot sounds and a bullet pierces the fog, striking Samuel. Who could want to hurt Samuel? Was he even the intended target? Determined to find answers, Sarah discovers more murder and mayhem on Telegraph Hill.With Death on Telegraph Hill, Shirley Tallman delivers an exciting whodunit with a trailblazing heroine in a time and place when a nice young woman was supposed to be found in the drawing room instead of the courtroom.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published: Oct 16, 2012
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1250010438

Rupert Colley - World War Two: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict, a thousand people died for each and every hour it lasted. With eighty-one of themore...Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict, a thousand people died for each and every hour it lasted. With eighty-one of the world’s nations involved and affected in some way, this was war on a truly global scale.Offering a wide overview of the major figures, politics and action on all sides, World War Two: History in an Hour provides a concise picture of the world upturned. How the conflicts began, the violence involved and how they affected a century: this is the story of the events that ended over sixty million lives and challenged our understanding of humanity.Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

Publisher: HarperPress
Published: Oct 13, 2011
Pages: 97

Lee Child - Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher)

Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re pickingmore...Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re picking on the wrong guy. Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide? With just one ally—a mysterious woman cop from Hope—and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge—a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

Publisher: Dell
Published: Mar 24, 2009
Pages: 560
ISBN: 044024367X

Michael McGarrity - Dead or Alive: A Kevin Kerney Novel (Kevin Kerney Novels)

“A taut and tidy thriller”(San Diego Union-Tribune) focusing on a manhunt for a deranged killer—from the nationally bestselling author who “gets better and better.”(Tony Hillerman )Living in London while his wife serves as a military attaché at the American Embassy,more...“A taut and tidy thriller”(San Diego Union-Tribune) focusing on a manhunt for a deranged killer—from the nationally bestselling author who “gets better and better.”(Tony Hillerman )Living in London while his wife serves as a military attaché at the American Embassy, recently retired Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney gets an early morning phone call that changes everything and sends him hurrying home to his New Mexico ranch. Riley Burke, his partner in a horse-training enterprise, has been mowed down on Kerney’s doorstep by an escaped prisoner cutting a murderous swath through New Mexico. As the killings mount, Kerney teams up with his half-Apache son, Lieutenant Clayton Istee of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, to hunt for a psychotic murderer with a growing appetite for blood—who has no intention of being taken alive.

Publisher: NAL Trade
Published: Dec 1, 2009
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0451228707

Michael McGarrity - Nothing But Trouble

Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney is back in the tenth and most entertaining novel in Michael McGarrity's acclaimed series. At the urging of an old friend, Kerney takes a job as a technical advisor on a contemporary Western being filmed near the Mexican border-and becomes embroiled inmore...Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney is back in the tenth and most entertaining novel in Michael McGarrity's acclaimed series. At the urging of an old friend, Kerney takes a job as a technical advisor on a contemporary Western being filmed near the Mexican border-and becomes embroiled in circumstances that will change his and his family's lives forever.

Publisher: Onyx
Published: Dec 5, 2006
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0451412281

Michael McGarrity - Everyone Dies

With "a cunning mind for crime fiction" (New York Times Book Review), Anthony Award-nominated Michael McGarrity ratchets up the stakes in his novel of a vengeful killer with an unspeakable agenda: offing people with ties to the criminal justice system. Next on the list: Santa Fe Police Chiefmore...With "a cunning mind for crime fiction" (New York Times Book Review), Anthony Award-nominated Michael McGarrity ratchets up the stakes in his novel of a vengeful killer with an unspeakable agenda: offing people with ties to the criminal justice system. Next on the list: Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, and their unborn son.

Publisher: Onyx
Published: Aug 3, 2004
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0451411471

Michael McGarrity - Death Song: A Kevin Kerney Novel (Kevin Kerney Novels)

The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy?s wife in Santa Fe County bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, back together. The double homicide investigation is soon linked to a major drug traffickingmore...The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy?s wife in Santa Fe County bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, back together. The double homicide investigation is soon linked to a major drug trafficking scheme and the cold-blooded slaughter of two women in Albuquerque. Due to retire at the end of the month, Kerney calls upon Clayton to find the slain officer?s son, discover what triggered the killings, and give him the ammunition he needs to bring a murderer to justice.

Publisher: Onyx
Published: Dec 2, 2008
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0451412494

Michael McGarrity - Slow Kill (Kevin Kerney Novels)

Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney travels to a California ranch looking to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock. Instead, he finds himself the prime suspect in a possible homicide when the ranch owner, Clifford Spalding, is found dead. Confronted by a determined cop unwilling to let him off themore...Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney travels to a California ranch looking to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock. Instead, he finds himself the prime suspect in a possible homicide when the ranch owner, Clifford Spalding, is found dead. Confronted by a determined cop unwilling to let him off the hook, Kerney decides to conduct his own investigation. As he digs into the victim's background, he learns that Spalding's ex-wife refuses to believe that her son, a soldier killed in Vietnam some thirty years ago, is dead. Kerney digs deeper and soon finds himself sharing the woman's doubts: Did Spalding's current wife, a much younger woman, orchestrate his murder with the help of a lover? Did a California cop collude with Spalding to keep his ex-wife from learning the truth about her son? Slow Kill races from West Coast to East Coast, as Kerney tries to extricate himself from a situation that could ruin his career by finding the answers to a thirty-year-old mystery.

Publisher: Onyx
Published: Aug 2, 2005
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0451411935

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