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A Body in My Office (Charles Bentley Book 1) (affiliate link)
Don’t Wake the Dead (The Wraith Files Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Lottery Club (affiliate link)
But turn up they do, every Wednesday in a tired church hall in North London, among them an ex-builder, a model train fanatic, a well-spoken conman and now, downtrodden lawyer, Mark Jones.
The win is the worst thing that’s ever happened to Mark. His girlfriend, Jess, is unimpressed. Winning the lottery is common. And besides, £10 mil doesn’t buy much in Chelsea these days. Convinced by Jess to keep the windfall secret and a newly miserable owner of a double life, Mark joins this unlikely gang.
Apple Pie and Arsenic (Maple Lane Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Who knew pie could be deadly?
Finding the body was a shock.
Accused of the Mayor’s death, Maddie must clear her name.
As the timer ticks down in the race to find the murderer before Maddie’s put in jail, or the body count climbs, she enlists the help of her friends—one of the furry variety.
Then there’s the sheriff. Her ex-flame is as confused as she is when the mystery heats up with another batch of clues. But does he really believe she’s innocent?
If only solving murder were as easy as apple pie!
Easy Banana Cookbook: 50 Delicious Banana Recipes (2nd Edition) (affiliate link)
The Easy Banana Cookbook is a cookbook for fruit lovers. This is not a one dimensional fruit cookbook. This cookbook is multi-dimensional. You will find over 50 delicious recipes spread throughout one rich cookbook. Where each recipe is a deep exploration into a particular style of cooking with Bananas. You will learn different and unique ways of cooking with Banana i.e. dessert stuffed bananas, spring rolls, parfaits, bread, and much much more.
This cookbook presents an innovative style of cooking that is unmatched. If you are interested in learning unique ways of cooking with Bananas then these recipes will appease your heart.
That Time in Paris: Wolfgang Pierce Book 1 (affiliate link)
Meet Wolfgang Pierce — the elite espionage operative America calls on when the world is at stake.
Deep in the heart of Europe, a radical terrorist network is plotting an attack that could shatter the global economy. The CIA is only hours away from undermining the attack. But the Russians, unaware of the American operation, have deployed assassins to eliminate the terrorists, inadvertently threatening the CIA’s hopes of gathering intelligence against future attacks.
With the lives of thousands on the line, the CIA hires Wolfgang and his team to hold off the Russians while they complete their mission. It’s a simple request, but Moscow has sent their very best, and failure could mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Little Bee: A Novel (affiliate link)
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller, book club favorite, and “affecting story of human triumph” (The New York Times Book Review) from Chris Cleave, author of Gold and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.
We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Tarot Academy 1: Spells of Iron and Bone (affiliate link)
Magick is real. It’s also highly illegal—not that I’m worried about that.
Sure, I heal faster than most, and I’ve got a sixth sense for brewing tea that can fix just about any problem, but my café isn’t exactly a hotbed of paranormal activity.
At least it wasn’t… until some psycho attacked me and woke up the freaky, forbidden magick inside, earning me a one-way ticket to jail.
Now, a covert magickal university is offering me a deal: my freedom in exchange for help with the Tarot prophecies—cryptic predictions they believe hold the key to stopping a deadly apocalyptic plot.
Predictions only I can decipher.
Because the witch who divined them? She died years ago.
I should know. She was my mother.
A Killer’s Alibi (Philadelphia Legal) (affiliate link)
On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her sexually abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.
Sweet Bean Paste (affiliate link)
Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste.
But everything is about to change.
Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past. Tokue makes the best sweet bean paste Sentaro has ever tasted. She begins to teach him her craft, but as their friendship flourishes, social pressures become impossible to escape and Tokue’s dark secret is revealed,
with devastating consequences.
His Name was Wren (affiliate link)
During the blackout of 1944, in the small English town of Hurstwick, something mysterious obliterates the church spire and slices through the nearby woods. After a government cover-up, evacuee George Moss discovers the real cause of the destruction, becoming the first of a select few who, over the next seventy years, are entrusted with keeping the truth hidden.
Years later, Max Cannon moves to town and stumbles across the secret, triggering a chain of events that puts himself and his new friends in the middle of a deadly conflict…
Tending Tyler (affiliate link)
Bartender Tyler McKeehan feels like his whole life is on hold. All he does is work and sleep because he doesn’t know how to move on with his day to day after the shocking loss of his best friend. When he meets Matt at Les’s Bar where he works in New York, though, he thinks he might have found someone who can nudge him out of his rut. The cowboy seems to live on fast forward, but at the same time this kind, generous man makes Tyler feel wanted and safe.
Ranch owner Matthew Whitehead is just in New York for a visit. But when he runs into Tyler at Les’s Bar, he knows right away that Tyler is special. Matt’s family thinks he makes snap decisions, and they worry about him, but he knows what he wants, and even after just a few days he’s willing to fight to keep Tyler in his life. When Matt has to head back to Texas, he asks Tyler to come visit him and meet his kids. Soon.
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan (affiliate link)
The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war’s deadliest
A single company of US paratroopers–calling themselves the “Chosen Few”–arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government’s reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.
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