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The Contract Lawyer (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 14) (affiliate link)
Thaddeus Murfee is an attorney in San Diego whose nephew is kidnapped to South America. The traffickers just didn’t know all the rules, but he did. This is Thaddeus at his best, pulled away from his normal life and cast into a cruel world where the cartels run rife and anything goes. This time, they rang the wrong doorbell, took the wrong kid, and ran in the wrong direction. Because this seasoned lawyer will stop at nothing to bring back his sister’s son. And in the end, there will be a trial, inside a California courtroom, where justice is sought and crimes are punished.
Now she must solve the mystery or risk losing her new home and the chance for a fresh start. But who would want to murder a gardener in a sleepy little village? Could a reclusive inventor have something to do with the killing? What about the brooding crime author next door? And why is her long-lost cousin so desperate for her to sell the cottage?
When Detective Constable Ruth Hunter is called to the death of a pensioner in South London, she becomes convinced that it is not as routine as it first appeared. There are links to the death of another pensioner which suggest a link back to the Bosnian War of the early 1990s.
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (affiliate link)
The book is a popular guide to help improve ones vocabulary in a span of just one month. Norman Lewis, who is one of the best known English grammarians, in the book lays out time tested but simple ways for improving ones communication skills.
For those who often misuse, mispronounce or lack basic vocabulary knowledge, this book is a good companion. Having a history of being in print for the last 40 years, this vocabulary guide has been relied upon by millions of learners for enhancing their reading, writing and speaking skills in mere 30 days.
I had plans, all right.
The 3 G’s: Grad school. Great job. Good (orderly) life.
Do you see a side helping of private investigating anywhere on that menu? I don’t think so.
So how in the world did I find myself plunging, head first, into the dark depths of an underhanded, manipulative corporate scandal—risking life and career alike—when I should have been focused on my impending graduation and precisely planned future?
Only one answer could explain it, really: Sloan. McKenzie.
Quicksand: A Novel (affiliate link)
A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja—popular, privileged, and a top student—become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here?
Malin Persson Giolito has written a perceptive portrayal of a teenage girl and a blistering indictment of a society that is coming apart.
Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations show how George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and other presidents-to-be faced kid-sized problems growing up in America.
Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements—before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!
The Earl’s Secret Passion (Scandals of Scarcliffe Hall Book 1) (affiliate link)
Two warring families. One forbidden love.
Lady Cecily Balfour was always taught that the Hartley men are mad, bad and dangerous to know. When she meets Robert Hartley, Earl of Scarcliffe, she makes a few additions to that list:
Stubborn. Infuriating. Handsome. Charming. Tempting.
Society expects Cecily to make an advantageous match of her father’s choosing. What can she do now that her own choice is a man she is expressly forbidden to see?
The Earl of Scarcliffe enjoys hunting, drinking, billiards, and bachelordom. Love does not feature on his list of requirements. Especially for a woman with a stubborn streak a mile wide and a penchant for riding off on his favourite stallion. And if that same woman is a Balfour? Not a chance!
The Love Object: Selected Stories (affiliate link)
Coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent motifs, along with the instinct toward escape and subsequent nostalgia for home. Some of the stories are linked and some carry O’Brien’s distinct sense of the comical. In “A Rose in the Heart of New York,” the single-mindedness of love dramatically derails the relationship between a girl and her mother, while in “Sister Imelda” and “The Creature” the strong ties between teacher and student and mother and son are ultimately broken.
With gorgeous full-color photos, artful writing, and out-of-the-box recipes, you’ll see why this duo’s successful and heart-healthy website, MayIHaveThatRecipe.com, has such a dedicated following.
Drawing on the ancient traditions of Turkey, Lebanon, and Israel to the trendy palates of Barcelona, Spain, Cohen and Fox showcase delicious vegan dishes with sophisticated flavor profiles and beautiful, crowd-pleasing presentations. From brunch specials such as Chickpea and Pepper Shakshuka and Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce, to rich, intensely-flavored desserts, like Creamy Tahini Cheesecake and Rose Water Pudding Tartelettes with Pomegranate and Pistachios, there’s a dish for every meal.