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Lucky for readers, that’s a great opportunity for the kind of rare mystery series with something for everyone—a tough guy, three awesome women, and a classic Golden Age gentleman-detective clergyman. The twist? The cop and the cleric are half-brothers who operate a PI firm out of their bar.
Captain O’Brian’s Pub and Cigar Bar, with its old-world New York warmth and reliably friendly Irish bartender is a character in itself, the kind of place that’s like home to its devotees.
So when one of the brothers’ best customers dies in an apparent suicide —a Wall Street guy celebrating a new client the night before– they’re just not feeling it. They know he wasn’t a guy who wanted to die; and they quickly find out he was someone a lot of people wanted dead.
51 Christmas Drop Cookie Recipes – Traditional Drop Cookies, Seasonal and Unique Drop Cookies (paid link)
This cookbook has a wide variety of choices if you are looking for Christmas or Holiday Cookie Recipes! Christmastime is filled with incredible foods to eat including pies, cookies, desserts and dinner. There are plenty of Christmas Cookies you can make this year, but drop cookies are the easiest cookie to make. So if you are in a rush but need some tasty cookies to serve on Christmas or at other parties, Christmas drop cookies might just be what you are looking for!
Inside this book you will find the best Christmas Drop Cookies to make at home.
The type of recipes you will find inside 51 Christmas Drop Cookie Recipes – Traditional Drop Cookies, Seasonal and Unique Drop Cookies are both traditional drop cookies and seasonal cookies – cookies which bring the taste of the season to the table.
Make Money with Kindle: The Beginner’s Guide to Creating & Publishing Best Selling eBooks on Amazon (paid link)
Kindle books are low risk, low investment income producing machines. This book will show you how to Make Money with Kindle eBooks, using free downloadable tools.
You’ll learn how to create books to target specific market needs and produce best sellers. Choose the wrong niche and you may end up with a beautiful book that earns no money. You’ll find tips on: Writing, Outsourcing, Researching and Finding Book Topics, Adding Value to your Non-fiction Book by Including Images, A Cure for Writer’s Block and Promoting your Book.
There’s even a Bonus Section on How to Convert a Word Document into a Kindle eBook. This book is for beginning publishers and for anyone looking to supplement their income by writing non-fiction Kindle books. If you are a consultant, a Kindle book can give you instant authority.
A drowned child. Estranged sisters. A once-perfect home.
Silence echoes louder than truth.
When seventeen-year-old Rachel’s baby brother drowns and her older sister, Imogen, escapes to live abroad with Simon, her musician boyfriend, Rachel must face the family’s grief and disintegration alone.
Twenty years later, Rachel is a successful businesswoman, with a daughter of her own, supporting her parents and their elegant Georgian home, The Old Rectory, that shackles them to the past.
Simon’s sudden death in Ibiza brings Imogen back, impoverished and resentful. Her family owes her, and she will stop at nothing to reclaim what she believes is rightly hers.
The Four Wives of the Sanibel Sunset Detective (paid link)
How does one detective end up married four times?
A good question. Tree Callister wishes he had the answer.
All he knows is that three of his ex-wives have arrived on Sanibel Island, off the west coast of Florida, much to the chagrin of Freddie, his fourth wife.
What’s more, all his ex-wives are in trouble.
Before Tree knows it, he is up to his neck in complications, including a jailed ex-wife, his best friend under arrest, a Russian oligarch who doesn’t like him, cops out to get him…
A murder or two.
Welcome to Charm Cove, Maine – where the Good are Wicked, and the Wicked are Good… or maybe not.
Nothing is ever as it seems, at least not in Charm Cove, Maine. Moira Wicked—yes, that’s actually her name—moves away in the hopes she can escape her fate, or destiny, or something along those lines. She yearns to lead a normal life.
A few years away teaches her one glaring lesson. It’s incredibly difficult to be normal when your first name means destiny, your last name is Wicked, and you actually do come from a family legendary for its witchy ways.
Trying to keep her powers under wraps in the real world is a tad tricky. A love spell gone sideways sets in motion her return to Charm Cove for a spell.
Any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen with these 80 easy homestyle recipes—plus tips and techniques for cooking with a wok, stocking your pantry, making rice, and more
Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, simply but delicious stir-fries, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of “mmm!”
In Chinese Soul Food, you’ll find approachable recipes and plenty of tips for favorite homestyle Chinese dishes, such as red-braised pork belly, dry-fried green beans, braised-beef noodle soup, green onion pancakes, garlic eggplant, and the author’s famous potstickers, which consistently sell out her cooking classes in Seattle.
Chickenhawk (paid link)
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel (paid link)
The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition (paid link)
Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
A #1 New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched.
The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.
As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers’ own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author’s retracing of the hikers’ fateful journey in the Russian winter.
Cleanness (paid link)
Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song.
In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student’s confession recalls his own first love, a stranger’s seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with another foreigner opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves.
Archer’s Voice (paid link)
I wanted to lose myself in the small town of Pelion, Maine. To forget everything I had left behind. The sound of rain. The blood. The coldness of a gun against my skin. For six months, each breath has been a reminder that I survived — and my dad didn’t. I’m almost safe again. But the moment I meet Archer Hale, my entire world tilts on its axis . . . and never rights itself again.
Until I trespass into his strange, silent, and isolated world, Archer communicates with no one. Yet in his whiskey-colored eyes, something intangible happens between us. There’s so much more to him than just his beauty, his presence, or the ways his hands communicate with me. On me. But this town is mired in secrets and betrayals, and Archer is the explosive center of it all.
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