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Missing (Mason Black Book 1)
The clock is ticking.
They’re still missing.
After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges.
Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life or opening doors that were meant to stay closed. There’s just one problem; neither solution will restore his faith in humanity.
One ruined cake.
One hour to save the wedding.
Can they put their hatred aside long enough to save Poppy’s job and Bridezilla’s head from exploding?
Piece of cake, right?
What price do you put on a collection that can only be sold on the black market? Was the old desert rat murdered for his?
Randy Jones had a secret collection of Native American artifacts he needed to be appraised immediately. But how do you put a price tag on an illegal collection? That’s the dilemma Marty Morgan finds herself in when she meets Randy. It’s a meeting that involves murder – Randy’s.
Join Marty, her boyfriend Detective Jeff, her psychic sister, Laura, and her black Labrador, Duke, who wears pink booties on the desert floor, as they search for the killer before he murders Marty.
Welcome to the March Street Cafe. My name’s Kelly, and I’ll be your server today.
I think I’ve said those words a hundred times. But I’m more than just a server.
I’m a painter. In fact, a few of my paintings hang on the wall in the March Street Cafe.
I’m a dog-lover. I walk Buddy the bulldog every morning and every night, even though he never obeys my commands.
I’m a granddaughter. I live with my Grandma Iris, taking care of her and Buddy after she had a fall.
And now, I’m a woman trying to solve a murder.
Knowing of Derek’s hatred for Jason Reynolds, she begins dating Jason simply as a way to hurt Derek.
Something happens that Lindsay didn’t count on. She falls in love.
Derek schemes to get Lindsay back into his life. However, his obsession goes too far and leads to a violent and life-altering confrontation with Jason.
When Derek’s beautiful, but conniving mother Charlotte enters the fray, the stakes escalate into a decades long struggle that tests Lindsay and Jason’s bond, while redefining the boundaries of love.
The Last House Guest
Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.
Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.
The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.
From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty.
With her delicate touch, Sofia Bauer restores books to their original splendor. In this art she finds refuge from her crumbling marriage and the feeling that her once-vibrant life is slipping away. Then an antique German edition takes her breath away. Slipped covertly into the endpapers is an intriguing missive, the first part of a secret…from one bookbinder to another.
Two hundred years ago, Clarice von Harmel defied the constraints of family and society to engage in a profession forbidden to women. Within three separate volumes, Clarice bound her own hidden story filled with pain, longing, and love beyond all reason. A confession that now crosses centuries to touch the heart of a stranger.
In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.
In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.
On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries.
The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant.
As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought.
And he soon learns that when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs…
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