When Heather and her best friend Amy go on a double date with their partners, they hope to make Amy’s boyfriend Jamie feel more like part of the group. Instead, they end up investigating the murder of their waiter.
A motive for killing the kind waiter is hard to find, but as they dig deeper, they uncover a secret code and unexplained money.
Heather must balance her concerns for her friend’s lovers quarrel, creating her new Banana Fudge Donuts, and discovering why the victim ever left the restaurant on the night he was killed.
The Millenia Ruby is stolen from the Ritzholdt Museum and insurance investigator Kate Diamond will stop at nothing to retrieve it … even if it means getting shot at, impersonating an FBI agent and tangling with a live volcano.
Enlisting the aid of her retired jewel thief parents and their band of thieves, safecrackers and con men from the Golden Capers retirement village, Kate arms herself with a variety of gadgets and disguises to follow a trail of clues from icy Antarctica to a desolate tropical island. But she soon finds that what started off as an easy job may end with a deadly twist.
My mother was murdered a year ago.
The loss destroyed me.
I started drinking heavily and had to take time off from school.
Now, at the age of twenty, I’m living with my aunt and uncle while trying to get my life together. But they’re horrible influences. Swingers. Yeah, they cheat on each other, something I’d never do. They also take me everywhere they go, afraid to leave their depressed niece alone, and this weekend the trip is to Afterglow Retreat.
Afterglow—a hidden resort in the Adirondack Mountains where people can pay an outrageous five grand to have sex with a fictional character of their choice.
At seventeen, Miss Georgiana Blake knows that John Crawford is the only man she will ever love — and that she will marry him.
Never mind that John is the bastard son of an Earl, or that he is leaving to fight in India. John is indestructible: he will be back, and she will wait.
Georgiana cannot imagine how crucial her marriage will become to her family. Though she knows that she is giving up love and happiness, she must forsake John.
A man whose virtue is not forgiveness.
If you love the elegance of the 18th century with its balls, duels, wigs, wars — and you enjoy tales of deep passion, betrayal and a love that survives all things, this story is for you. Find out what happens when a strong, wild man is sure that there is only one woman for him — and this woman belongs to another.
Ben Adams is out of control, but the truck hurtling at him out of the Seattle snow is the least of his problems. The workaholic computer-programming genius and former child chess champion, has been dragging a past behind him he can’t shake. This just finally throws him over the cliff.
“Go back to where you are broken Ben and fix it,” he hears. Can he really get off the merry-go-round, and start over?
Ben discovers himself and what and whom he truly loves, in the skies and rugged wilds of British Columbia. But powerful figures in the Washington State software industry won’t let him go that easily. Entrapped into a morass of stock fraud, blackmail and murder, Ben must use every skill he possesses, battling for physical and emotional survival against biker thugs, aerial killers, the governments of two countries, even the largest predator on earth.
There’s a thief in Cottage Grove, and Tasha’s a suspect. Not exactly the dream she’d had in mind when she moved into her rustic fixer-upper cottage. Marc Shepherd wasn’t part of her plans either. The Stetson-wearing contractor moved in next door, kicking up dust and threatening to cut down a beloved pine that shaded Tasha’s cabin.
With Christmas around the bend, and a criminal threatening the community’s peace, will Tasha solve the puzzle … before it’s too late.
Booked to Die, the first book in John Dunning’s bestselling, award-winning Cliff Janeway series, is “a joy to read for its wealth of inside knowledge about the antiquarian book business and its eccentric traders” (TheNew York Times Book Review).
Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he’s an avid collector of rare and first editions. Bobby Westfall is a local bookscout, a gentle and quiet man who has sold enough valuable books to keep himself and his cats fed and housed. When Bobby is murdered, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect’s spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway’s wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge.
An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don’t respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return.
In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it’s now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain’s chemistry, this method doesn’t rely on psychopharmaceuticals.
Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.
McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s latest victim, Lois Atkinson.
Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work.Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills gap, employers argue applicants are simply not qualified; schools aren’t preparing students for jobs; the government isn’t letting in enough high-skill immigrants; and even when the match is right, prospective employees won’t accept jobs at the wages offered.
In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, Wharton management professor and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people can’t get hired.
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with a Parisian friend for six months. Saying yes is a no-brainer – after all, who would turn down a trip to Paris?
Even if it does mean leaving the irresistible boyfriend behind, Sarah’s sure she’s in for the holiday of a lifetime – days spent surrounded by novels in a gorgeous bookshop and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Champs-Élysées.
But will her dream come true or will Sarah realise that a fairytale Christmas in the city of love isn’t quite as rosy in reality…
A decade after the publication of ‘Faithfull’, one of the most acclaimed rock autobiographies of all time, Marianne Faithfull is back, vowing periodically leave her wicked ways behind and grow up, but finding that somehow strange things keep happening.
A wry observer of her slightly off-kilter world, Marianne muses nostalgically about afternoons languishing on Moroccan cushions at George and Pattie’s, getting high and listening to new songs. She fondly recalls the outlandish antics of her Beat friends Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs; is frequently baffled at her image in the press (opening the paper to read of her own demise: ‘Sixties Star in Death Plunge’); terrified by the curse sent by Kenneth Anger; mortified by her history of reckless behaviour; not to mention her near-death experience in Singapore while looking for an opium den.
500 Low Glycemic Index Recipes: Fight Diabetes and Heart Disease, Lose Weight and Have Optimum Energy
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