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A Bluebell Knopps: Bluebell Knopps, Books 4-6 (affiliate link)
The basement. That’s where the secret to Bluebell’s past, present & future resides. And, despite Mathilda’s warning, she simply must know the truth…
There’s just one problem. Upon discovering a scroll containing a disturbing prophecy about herself, Bluebell learns that the only person who is able to help her understand is no longer willing or able to do so. Apparently, she’s given up the life of an oracle and has settled down to live a quiet life as the curator of the witches museum in the small town of Katydid’s Tooth.
Though disappointed, Bluebell finds that Katydid’s tooth is a wonderful little place with warm, friendly citizens. But then a woman goes missing and dead body turns up in the museum. Perhaps all is not as it seems in this storybook town.
And, as usual, Bluebell is intent upon getting to the bottom of it all…
INTO THE DARK (affiliate link)
Annie and Ben seem to have a perfect marriage. He’s a dedicated psychiatrist; she is a passionate art history professor. Then, for Annie, the nightmares start…and fears that she may or may not be witnessing scenes of women getting abused. Is she somehow connecting her fears to the suicide of Ben’s first wife, Susannah?
Increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened, Annie finds homicide detective Connor Payne, who has never let go of the case. Tensions at home explode into cat-and-mouse terror, with Annie desperately, secretly, trying to investigate…
Easy Muffin Cookbook: A Muffin Book Filled With 50 Delicious Muffin Recipes (2nd Edition) (affiliate link)
Easy Almond Rhubarb Muffins
Flax Raisin and Vanilla Muffins
Thyme Mushroom and Feta Muffins
Ivy League Muffins
Hash Brown Breakfast Muffins
Beef Mushroom Muffins
Brown Sugar Biscuit Muffins
Caribbean Rolled Oats Muffins
Molasses and Allspice Muffins
September’s Pumpkin Muffins
Vegan Cornmeal Muffins
Buttermilk Bran Muffins
Oats and Cinnamon Muffins
Much, much more!
Living the Best Day Ever (affiliate link)
This is a true story of the greatest African explorer you have never heard of. Equipped with a core philosophy and a lot of luck, Hendri Coetzee embarks on a series of increasingly outrageous adventures in search of what he calls the best day ever. Through a series of harrowing and often hilarious experiences, he is subjected to grueling challenges in the most unique and compelling classroom on earth: the rivers and jungles of Africa.
Recognised for his unique approach to extreme adventures, Johannes Hendrik (Hendri) Coetzee was a true African explorer; a modern day incarnation of the nineteenth century mould of Livingston, Stanley, Baker, Burton and Speke. A South African, born in 1975, he ventured into the depths of Africa evoking the legacy of his predecessors when he jokingly referred to himself as a ‘Great White Explorer’. Coetzee spent more than a decade risking his life on the riverine veins that pulse thorough the heart of Africa, only to discover an intangible way to feel most alive.
Lies, Lies, Lies: A Novel (affiliate link)
Daisy and Simon’s marriage isn’t what it seems…
After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. They’re a happy little family of three.
So what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes—Daisy’s used to it. She knows he’s just letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And their happy little family of three will never be the same again.
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (affiliate link)
For fans of When Harry Met Sally and readers of I Feel Bad About My Neck comes an indispensable collection of wit and wisdom from the late, great writer-filmmaker
A hilarious and revealing look at one of America’s most beloved screenwriters. From the beginning of her career as a young journalist to her final interview—a warm, wise, heartbreaking reflection originally published in the Believer—this is a sparkling look at the life and work of a great talent.
Tender Deception (affiliate link)
The Fencing Master (affiliate link)
It is 1868; Spain teeters on the brink of revolution. Jaime Astarloa is a master fencer of the old school, priding himself on the precision, dignity, and honor of his ancient art. His friends spend their days in cafes discussing plots at court, but Jaime’s obsession is to perfect the irresistible sword thrust.
Then Adela de Otero, violet-eyed and enigmatic, appears at his door. When Jaime takes her on as a pupil he finds himself embroiled in dark political intrigue against which his old-fashioned values are no protection.
Red Dirt Road (affiliate link)
One outback town. Two puzzling murders. Fifty suspects.
In Unamurra, a drought-scarred, one-pub town deep in the outback, two men are savagely murdered a month apart – their bodies elaborately arranged like angels.
With no witnesses, no obvious motives and no apparent connections between the killings, how can lone police officer Detective Dana Russo – flown in from hundreds of kilometres away – possibly solve such a baffling, brutal case?
Met with silence and suspicion from locals who live by their own set of rules, Dana must take over a stalled investigation with only a week to make progress.
But with a murderer hiding in plain sight, and the parched days rapidly passing, Dana is determined to uncover the shocking secrets of this forgotten town – a place where anyone could be a killer.
Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956-1990 (affiliate link)
It is a little-known fact that during the Cold War, two US Army Special Forces detachments were stationed far behind the Iron Curtain in West Berlin. The existence and missions of the two detachments were highly classified secrets.
The massive armies of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies posed a huge threat to the nations of Western Europe. US military planners decided they needed a plan to slow the expected juggernaut, if and when a war began. This plan was Special Forces Berlin. Their mission—should hostilities commence—was to wreak havoc behind enemy lines and buy time for vastly outnumbered NATO forces to conduct a breakout from the city. In reality, it was an ambitious and extremely dangerous mission, even suicidal. Highly trained and fluent in German, each of these one hundred soldiers and their successors was allocated a specific area. They were skilled in clandestine operations, sabotage, and intelligence tradecraft, and were able to act, if necessary, as independent operators, blending into the local population and working unseen in a city awash with spies looking for information on their every move.
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