Poirot’s Early Cases is a short story collection written by the master of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. In the collection, Christie charts some of the cases from Hercule Poirot’s early career, before he was internationally renowned as a detective.
Poirot’s Early Cases features:
The Affair at the Victory Ball
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
The Cornish Mystery
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
The Double Clue
The King of Clubs
The Lemesurier Inheritance
The Lost Mine
The Plymouth Express
The Chocolate Box
The Veiled Lady
The Submarine Plans
The Market Basing Mystery
Vanessa has been so busy working her way up the corporate ladder that she’s forgotten all about sex over the past two years. When her best friend dares her to pick up a sexy stranger with panty-dropping dimples, she takes the dare and approaches Enrique. Sensing Vanessa’s uncertainty, Enrique gives her full control in the bedroom…until he doesn’t.
What started as an inconvenient dare turns into more than Vanessa ever expected, but when she learns the secret Enrique’s been keeping, will she be able to forgive him, or will she forgo her chance at happiness?
How often have you felt trapped? Stuck in a rut? Bummed out by the path your life has taken? That used to be me, ALL THE TIME. But then I discovered the lessons in this book, and everything changed.
*How to walk into a room, any room, and command attention and respect
*How to figure out what truly drives and motivates you, and how to find success by sharing that with the world
Do you have a busy lifestyle and are looking for a way to eat healthy without spending an outrageous amount of time in the kitchen? Most diet books even require a bit of a learning curve. It’s enough to make you just want to tear your hair off.
Preparing healthy meals does not have to be a chore or a bore. Darlene Chambers shows you how to prepare tasty meals while losing unwanted fat and saving precious time. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll discover:
- 100 easy peasy, delicious and time saving recipes
- 5 hot tips to make cooking a breeze. If you dislike cooking, but want to eat healthy, you’ll love this!
- Meal Prep ideas for weight loss recommended by experts and specialists
- How your attitude and mental state can influence eating habits and weight loss
- Items you’ll need for Meal Prep (Fortunately, they’re just a few)
- How to avoid temptation and crush bad eating habits… and more!
Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.
Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.
Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for–or even realized he was missing.
A horrifying psychological thriller. If you like American Psycho you’ll love this novella.
Lisa Rasmussen just had a baby and everything in her life seems perfect at this point. Only she wishes that everyone else around her would be as flawless as she is and stop getting in her way. And if they won’t listen, then she’ll make them.
ROCK-A-BYE BABY is Willow Rose when she is at her most horrifying. Every page of this book is oozing with dread.
Maddy Gallowglass, a fun loving witch who was once the terror of vampires all over Europe, has retired her stake and moved into the present day. But even with the comfort of good wine and her best friend, Sandy, she isn’t prepared for life as an innkeeper. First, the old mansion came complete with resident ghost–one Franny Smythe. And second, Maudlin never expects to meet Aegis, a vampire rockstar (or rockstar wannabe) who stirs her passions in a way she thought she was long past. As they work to mesh their lives together, and to open the Bewitching Bedlam to their guests, they find that the little community of Bedlam holds far more mayhem–and murder–than they ever expected. WARNING: HOT VAMPIRE NOOKIE! (Not a cozy series)!
Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start… which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.
The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he’s learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. But things don’t exactly go according to the books…or the reruns. As Harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly.
Following his remarkable fiction debut, Rope Burns, author F. X. Toole’s Pound for Pound is a big, brawny novel of honor, perseverance, family, and forgiveness, set in towns where violence is the norm and success stories take on an almost mythic importance. It is the story of Dan Cooley, an aging, legendary Los Angeles trainer, who takes on Chicky Garza, a troubled young fighter hungry for glory in the notoriously corrupt San Antonio boxing circuit. Written in the masterful style that has earned the author glowing comparisons to Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Frank McCourt, this unforgettable posthumous novel celebrates a unique and powerful bond, and the courage that overcomes insurmountable obstacles in and out of the ring.
When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group home—said he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks. The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can’t even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live.
But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself.
Life usually doesn’ t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you’re running from.
For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.
But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor.
For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster’s Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.