Outline for Murder: A Michael Bishop Mystery
In his long career as an English teacher at Holy Trinity High School, Michael Bishop felt that he was as good at reading people as he was at reading books. That all changes when he discovers the body of the school’s highly successful but universally disliked football coach, Albert Zappala. Even more disturbing is the news that the coach, whose net worth was in the millions, was murdered. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect, including students, colleagues, and even the Sisters who run the school. Bishop’s skill in reading people is put to the ultimate test. Like Captain Ahab searching for the answers in his pursuit of the white whale, Bishop searches into the dark past for the key that will unlock the mystery. Will the truth destroy his belief in the basic goodness of man?
Ciao, Bella: A Novel About Searching for Beauty and Finding Love
Isabelle Mackenzie always imagined herself married with kids. Instead, at 30, she’s chronically single and lives alone in a cramped condo on Chicago’s north side. Sure she’s got her beloved bookstore and her two best friends, Cameron and Oliver, but even they can’t make up for the fact that her life hasn’t turned out anything like she expected. The weighing disappointment has her questioning everything she once felt certain of, including her faith in God. So when Olly and Cam secretly volunteer her for a nationally-televised makeover, Mack decides to use the opportunity to reinvent herself. What follows is an unlikely romance with famous actor Cooper Young, a cross-continental adventure, and the long-awaited chance to make all of her dreams come true. Will Mack be able to keep her faith amidst the glitz and glamour of Cooper’s lifestyle, or will she lose herself and abandon everything and everyone she cares about in the process?
Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1)
Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher.
The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported missing. Ray and his team pursue leads that bring them into confrontations with the local sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI, while in the meantime two bodies are found—neither of which is the missing woman.
Slow Cooker Goodness: 51 Yummi & Addictive Recipes To For Flavorful, Fuss-Free Meals
Is There Some Magic Way To Make The Best Meal You Have Ever Tasted? Absolutely!
- Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken
- Pressure Cooker Carnitas
- Pressure Cooker Beef Chili
- Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
- Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
- Pressure Cooker Beef Stew
- Easy Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Beans
- Pressure Cooker Chinese Ribs
A Clash of Spooks (The Mysteries of Bell & Whitehouse Book 6)
MEET FELICITY BELL & ALICE WHITEHOUSE. One a baker, the other a mortician’s assistant, and both blessed (or cursed) with the gift of talking to the dead. Aided and abetted by their respective boyfriends they go after the bad guys with reckless abandon, cheerful ineptitude and a gross disregard for criminal life (whether human or ghost). A smidgen of mystery, a dash of comedy, a touch of the supernatural and caboodles of mayhem!
In A CLASH OF SPOOKS the two friends continue their ghostly misadventures.
When Felicity Bell and Alice Whitehouse are sent to England on their first ever ghost hunting mission, they discover the woman who hired them brutally murdered with an ancient battle-ax. Now instead of figuring out how to rid Castle Windermere of its ghosts, they are drawn into the murder investigation instead.
The Queen’s Fool (Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires.
Above Suspicion (Anna Travis Mysteries Book 1)
In the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie female detective about to embark on her first murder case. The murders couldn’t be more gruesome. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar — all are prostitutes. As the book opens, a seventh body is found, same modus operandi but the victim this time is a sweet young student. Anna stumbles on a vital piece of information that links one man to the killings, a well-known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna might be succumbing to his flattering attention. What if he is arrested, the media erupts, and he is the wrong man?
Fix-It and Forget-It Baking with Your Slow Cooker: 150 Slow Cooker Recipes for Breads, Pizza, Cakes, Tarts, Crisps, Bars, Pies, Cupcakes, and More!
You knew that slow cookers make delicious soups and stews, but did you know that they also make soft and chewy cookies, gooey bars, fluffy cakes, and moist breads? The beloved Fix-It and Forget-It series has sold nearly eleven million copies, giving home cooks around the world exactly what they crave?recipes for delicious, satisfying meals that anyone can make with simple ingredients and minimal preparation time. Now, New York Times?bestselling author Phyllis Good presents a collection that gives cooks an unexpected treat?fabulous baked goods!
Featuring 250 new, mouthwatering recipes?all carefully tested?this will be the go-to book for bake sales, last-minute guests, holiday baking, and everyday treats!
Fix-It and Forget-It Baking with Your Slow Cooker is a big, full-color, useful cookbook that, in addition to recipes, offers tips and tricks for baking with your slow cooker, FAQs, suggestions for substituting common allergen ingredients, and more.
The Blight Way (Sheriff Bo Tully Mysteries)
Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho—and a fellow who dropped twenty pounds on Atkins—had been thinking about asking out Jan Whittle, his grade-school sweetheart. Problem is, he’s already promised to celebrate his dad’s seventy-fifth birthday with him. Thwarted romance proves to be the least of Bo’s problems, however, when a dead body turns up on Batim Scragg’s ranch. Forced to put on his sleuthing hat, Bo finds himself faced with a whole slew of possible suspects. And what quickly becomes apparent is that, while the sheriff’s investigative methods may not exactly be legal, they are, for better or worse, The Blight Way.
The Office Girls (Zane Presents)
A topsy-turvy ride through corporate America, where the male is the minority and must face a comedic blend of sex
discrimination and harassment that threatens his sanity.
Michael Forrester, a floundering author, has been reduced to writing articles for a local newspaper under a pseudonym. When the newspaper runs an article he finds offensive to African-American men, he writes a rebuttal, which offends so many women it gets him fired. Michael then sets out to write a book that proves corporate women are just as scandalous, competitive, and insensitive as their male counterparts.
But when he manipulates events to get hired into an office that is staffed by all women, events quickly spiral out of control. As romances sprout like weeds and Michael finds himself fighting for the women he works alongside, rather than against them, the question is whether he will be able to focus on his work, keep his flings a secret, and achieve the success he has always dreamed of.
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Ax Murders of 1873
For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873.
The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists.
The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle. But he never confessed and, while in prison, gained a circle of admirers whose blind faith in his innocence still casts a shadow of doubt. A fictionalized bestselling novel and a Hollywood film have further clouded the truth.
Finally a definitive “whydunnit” account of the Smuttynose Island ax murders has arrived.
City of Dreams: A Novel of Early Manhattan
In 1661, Lucas Turner, a barber surgeon, and his sister, Sally, an apothecary, stagger off a small wooden ship after eleven weeks at sea. Bound to each other by blood and necessity, they aim to make a fresh start in the rough and rowdy Dutch settlement of Nieuw Amsterdam; but soon lust, betrayal, and murder will make them mortal enemies. In their struggle to survive in the New World, Lucas and Sally make choices that will burden their descendants with a legacy of secrets and retribution, and create a heritage that sets cousin against cousin, physician against surgeon, and, ultimately, patriot against Tory.
Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
The follow-up to the bestselling THINKERTOYS, this book by internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you. Through research and analysis of hundreds of history’s greatest thinkers—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—Michalko teaches you how to bring their techniques into the modern home and workplace to approach problems in creative, new ways.
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