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Author: Summers, Natalie
Women Sleuths
Burnt-out social worker Amalie Holmes thinks she’s finally caught a lucky break in the form of a free cottage from her mystery Great-Aunt. Turns out the cottage comes with a big family secret: Amalie is from a long line of witches, and she’s one of them. Adopted as an infant, Amalie’s got a lot of adjusting to do. New town, new family, new magic—not easy for a weather witch who causes lightning strikes when she loses her temper! Along the way she gains a daughter, a boyfriend, and a whole cast of crazy characters that do whatever they want, whenever they want. This box set includes three full-length paranormal cozies: Mountains & Magic – Book 1 When an orphaned eleven-year-old stands accused of murder, Amalie’s social worker instincts compel her to solve the case and clear the child, even if it means digging into painful secrets the town considers long buried. Secrets that paint a target on her back. Between her crazy family, magic lessons, investigating a murder, and the sexy wizard detective hell-bent on keeping her in line, Amalie’s not sure which one will be the death of her first — her newfound abilities or the killer.
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Author: Hunt, James
Psychological Thrillers

Everyone has a past, and everyone has secrets, no more so than FBI Agent Kira Lockhart. But even after five years, Kira’s past keeps catching up with her. Hoping to distract herself with a new case, Kira realizes the disappearance of a young college student might be a part of a larger conspiracy.

A Mother’s Promise

FBI Agent Kira Lockhart has recovered more missing persons than anyone else in the Bureau. But one case haunts her more than any other: her daughter. Five years after Kira failed to save her daughter, she will finally have the chance to catch the people responsible. But will she live long enough to see justice served?

The Poison Path (affiliate link)

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Author: Carter, Solomon
Detective Crime Mystery


Actor Gareth Manning could have died from a suicidal booze binge – but DI Hogarth isn’t convinced. Shortly before the man died, Manning took on one last role to prove his critics wrong. Why would Manning drink himself to death before his final shot at redemption? And if this was murder, who had reason to wish him dead?

Detective Inspector Joe Hogarth and DS Palmer must work through layers of lies… and the deeper they delve, the murkier it gets.

THE TEARS OF AUTUMN (affiliate link)

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World War II Fiction

1938, Italy. Biff and Rosemary are honeymooning in Sorrento.

They meet Konrad and Anna, a charming couple who also happen to be newlyweds.

They seem to have so much in common — Biff is a pilot in the RAF and Konrad is in the German Navy. Soon things will be very different. . .

They tour the Amalfi coast, and visit the ruins at Pompeii. When their holiday comes to an end, they swear to meet again in a year’s time.

But their countries and their allegiances will be torn apart by war.

Konrad and Anna seem so nice. They can’t possibly be the enemy, can they?

Each of them is drawn further into the chaos of conflict. Who will survive? And what will fate hold for these couples?


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Author: Hamers, Violet
Regency Historical Romance

“I will sponsor your sister…if you will be my mistress for the season.”

Veronica is ruined. After her brother’s scandal that shook London and his disappearance, she and her younger sister are left penniless to fend for themselves. But the ton does not take well to outcasts…

Duke Kendrick cannot let the man who took advantage of his sister live to see another day. And the moment he steps on British soil, Maxwell will make sure that the scoundrel pays his dues.

When all her friends shut their doors in her face one after another, Veronica knows that it is time she put her dignity aside and ask for help. Only…the Duke’s aid comes at a serious cost: her own honor…

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Author: Churchill, Winston S.
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History of United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of “his mastery of historical and biographical description.” Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great Contemporaries—which features Churchill’s profiles of many of the major figures of his time.

These short biographies cover political and cultural personalities ranging from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia, and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and George Bernard Shaw. This edition includes five previously uncollected essays and a number of photographs, plus an enlightening introduction and annotations by noted Churchill scholar James W. Muller.

Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, these essays focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege. Churchill’s keen observations take on new importance in our own age of roiling political change. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries provides fascinating insight into these subjects as Churchill approaches them with a measuring eye, finding their limitations at least as revealing as their merits.

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Author: Foster, Alan Dean
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Space Opera Science Fiction

A sophisticated interstellar traveler, Ethan Frome Fortune is a businessman on board the interstellar transport ship Antares. He isn’t one for heroism or adventure. That would be his fellow passenger (and giant of a man), Skua September. Regardless, both soon get a chance to test their mettle . . .

Tran-ky-ky is an icy, desolate planet sharply carved by hurricane-force winds. It’s a terrible place for an emergency landing, but a botched kidnapping on the Antares sends Ethan, Skua, and some of their fellow travelers hurtling toward the stormy planet. Now, surrounded by hungry killer plants and cat-like natives, this ragged bunch of castaways led by Ethan must keep their wits about them if they ever hope to escape . . .

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Author: Pang, Jeremy
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Southeast Asian Cooking, Food & Wine

Easy feasting is back on the menu with this new collection from TV’s Jeremy Pang. Bringing together the best flavours from across East and South East Asia, Jeremy Pang’s Simple Family Feasts includes more than 80 irresistible recipes for the whole family to enjoy.

Nine of the ten chapters in the book are dedicated to a different country in East and South East Asia, each one offering a range of dishes inspired by that particular cuisine. The recipes within those chapters can be enjoyed individually as a simple meal, built up with one or two other dishes or the whole chapter combined for a full-on banquet for friends and family.

To simplify the cooking process, most of the recipes can be prepared using Jeremy’s signature ‘wok clock’ technique, where the ingredients are laid out in a clock formation in the order they will be cooked. The new ‘feasting wheels’ will help you find a balance of colour, flavour and texture across dishes, as well as providing the order of preparation, so you have a clear process for building a delicious, crowd-pleasing feast.


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Author: Perez-Reverte, Arturo
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International Mystery & Crime

Someone has hacked into the pope’s personal computer—not to spy on the Vatican or to spread a virus, but to send an urgent plea for help: SAVE OUR LADY OF THE TEARS. The crumbling Baroque church in the heart of Seville is slated for demolition—and two of its defenders have suddenly died. Accidents? Or murders? And was the church itself somehow involved?

The Vatican promptly dispatches Father Lorenzo Quart, their worldly and enormously attractive emissary, to investigate the situation, track down the hacker—known only as “Vespers”—and stay alive. Thus begins a sophisticated and utterly suspenseful page-turner that has taken its readers by storm.

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Author: Seward, Desmond
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Revolutionary History
This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 that drove James II into exile to the death of his grandson, Cardinal Henry, Duke of York, in 1807. The Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s flight through the heather are well known, but not the other risings and plots that involved half of Europe and even revolutionary America. Based on the latest research, The King over the Water weaves together all the strands of this gripping saga into a vivid, sweeping narrative, full of insight, analysis and anecdote. “Few causes have aroused a more gallant response from the peoples of these islands than the Honest Cause,” writes Desmond Seward, “whether they were fighting for it at Killiecrankie, Prestonpans or Culloden, at the Boyne, Aughrim or Fontenoy, or dying for it on the scaffold.”

The Liar: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Fry, Stephen
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British & Irish Humor & Satire

Adrian Healey loves to lie. He does it all the time. Every minute, every moment. And worse, he does it wonderfully, imaginatively, brilliantly. He lies to buck the system, to express his contempt for convention, but mostly because he just plain likes to. It’s fun.

He invents a lost pornographic novel by Charles Dickens, and, for himself, a career as a Piccadilly rent boy, hireable by the hour. But Adrian’s lies eventually bring true danger, as he finds himself caught up in the machinations of a shadowy network that puts his own life at risk, in this “clever and entertaining novel that will appeal to Anglophiles with a twisted sense of humor” (Library Journal).

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